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Italian Committee Chamber Flooded 2 Minutes After Politicians Reject Climate Change Amendments

(CNN) Veneto regional council, which is located on Venice's Grand Canal, was flooded for the first time in its history on Tuesday night -- just after it rejected measures to combat climate change.

The Italian city seen it's worst flooding there in more than 50 years. The council chamber in Ferro Fini Palace started to take in water around 10 p.m. local time, as councilors were debating the 2020 regional budget, Democratic Party councilor and deputy chairman of the environment committee Andrea Zanoni said in a long Facebook post.

Andrea Zanoni Facebook Post: LA LEGA DI ZAIA VOTA CONTRO I NOSTRI EMENDAMENTI SUL CONTRASTO AI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI E DOPO DUE MINUTI L’AULA CONSIGLIARE VIENE SOMMERSA DALLE ACQUE.

Ieri notte in Consiglio Regionale stavamo discutendo la legge di stabilità relativa al Bilancio Regionale 2020 quando l’acqua verso le 22 ha iniziato, per la prima volta nella storia del Consiglio regionale del Veneto, ad allagare l’aula consigliare con il conseguente fuggi fuggi di tutti i consiglieri, assessori , funzionari, addetti al servizio legislativo e tanti altri.
Qualcuno potrebbe pensare che tutto ciò non fosse prevedibile, non è così! I numerosi e precisi bollettini sull’acqua alta e soprattutto le sirene in azione ci dicevano solo una cosa: evacuare Palazzo Ferro Fini. E invece il Presidente del Consiglio e i rappresentanti della Lega hanno voluto proseguire ad oltranza creando una serie di disagi aggiuntivi comprese le gravi difficoltà degli addetti ai servizi di trasporto via acqua che hanno dovuto azzardare anche manovre pericolose.
Intanto le acque invadevano tutto il piano terra di palazzo Ferro Fini defluendo come un torrente (il rumore era proprio quello) nelle zone piu’ basse come la sala mensa, la Sala del Leone, la sala Giunta, le cucine, la guardiola e purtroppo l’aula consigliare: l’aula dell’assemblea legislativa del Veneto.
Andavano sott’acqua tutti gli arredamenti, tappeti, seggiole ed in particolare molti apparecchi elettrici come le prese e i ventilconvettori.
L’alta marea, che ieri ha raggiunto 1 metro e 87 centimetri, a Venezia è dovuta tra i tanti fattori anche a quello dei cambiamenti climatici, con l’innalzamento dell’acqua dei mari, dovuta allo scioglimento dei ghiacciai a causa del surriscaldamento globale.
Ironia della sorte l’aula consigliare si è allagata due minuti dopo che la maggioranza Lega, Fratelli d’Italia e Forza Italia aveva bocciato i nostri emendamenti per contrastare i cambiamenti climatici.
Bocciati o respinti gli emendamenti che chiedevano finanziamenti per le fonti rinnovabili, per le colonnine elettriche, per la sostituzione degli autobus a gasolio con altri più efficienti e meno inquinanti, per la rottamazione delle inquinantissime stufe, per finanziare i Patti dei Sindaci per l’Energia Sostenibile e il Clima (PAESC), per ridurre l’impatto della plastica, ecc.. Tutti emendamenti presentati perché il bilancio di Zaia non contiene alcuna azione concreta per contrastare i cambiamenti climatici.
Non c’è immagine più significativa dell’acqua che allaga l’aula consigliare e fa fuggire i rappresentanti del Popolo veneto, per illustrare tutta l’inconsistenza e la nullità politica dell’attuale misera azione amministrativa di questo governo veneto guidato da Lega, Forza Italia e Fratelli d’Italia.
Completa questo quadro deprimente l’assenza, ormai abituale, di Zaia durante i lavori del Consiglio (non si è mai visto né ieri né lunedì) perché intento a darsi arie per la sua nuova proposta di legge sulla bandiera del Veneto. Il capoluogo del Veneto annega nelle acque e Zaia che fa? … pensa alla bandiera col leone del Veneto.
In compenso lo vedremo ancora lottare “pancia a terra” per la “partita” dell’autonomia del Veneto o meglio far finta di lottare perché, se ci riflettiamo, chiedere le 23 materie e dire o “cosi’ e niente” è il miglior modo per far fallire ogni intesa per l’autonomia.
Ben sa Zaia che dopo l’area Unesco del Prosecco, le Olimpiadi a Cortina (un governatore tutto “panem et circenses” ) gli resta solo l’obiettivo propagandistico dell’autonomia e senza di questa si ritroverebbe senza argomenti e dovrebbe finalmente occuparsi di cambiamenti climatici e sanità, materie che, visti l’impegno e i risultati, dubitiamo fortemente sia in grado di affrontare. Perciò chi glielo fa fare di disfarsi dell’ultimo specchietto per le Allodole da usare con troppi distratti e creduloni cittadini veneti ?
Gli stessi cittadini veneti che farebbero bene a pensare ai 7 miliardi di euro buttati su un Mose oggi ancora non funzionante: non ci resta che piangere. Se gli elettori del Veneto continuano a chiudere gli occhi la Lega di Zaia ci porterà tutti sott’acqua.
Andrea Zanoni

The League of zaia votes against our amendments on the contrast to climate change and after two minutes the room advise is submerged by the waters.

Last night in the regional council we were discussing the law of stability related to the regional budget 2020 when the water around 22 started, for the first time in the history of the Veneto Regional Council, to flood the classroom advise with the consequent Escape of all advisors, assessor, officials, legislative service and many others.
Someone might think this wasn't predictable, it's not! The numerous and precise bulletins on high water and especially the mermaids in action told us only one thing: evacuate palazzo ferro fini. And instead, the president of the council and the representatives of the league wanted to continue to-by creating a series of additional inconveniences including the serious difficulties of the people with water transport services that have also had to dare
Meanwhile the waters invading the whole ground floor of palazzo ferro fini pouring like a stream (the noise was just that) in the lowest areas such as the canteen room, the lion room, the junta, the kitchens, the guardiola and unfortunately the Room recommend: the classroom of the legislative assembly of veneto.
All furnishings, rugs, chairs and in particular many electrical appliances such as sockets and fan were underwater.
The High Tide, which yesterday reached 1 Meter and 87 centimeters, in Venice is due to the many factors also to that of climate change, with the rise of the water of the seas, due to the dissolution of glaciers due to overheating Global.
Irony of fate the room recommend flooded two minutes after the majority league, brothers of Italy and forza italia had failed our amendments to counter climate change.
Failed or rejected the amendments that asked for funding for renewable sources, for electric columns, for the replacement of diesel buses with others more efficient and less polluting, for the scrapping of stoves, to finance the pacts of mayors for sustainable energy And the climate (Paesc), to reduce the impact of plastic, etc.. all amendments presented because the budget budget does not contain any concrete action to counteract climate change.
There is no more significant image of water that floods the classroom to advise and makes the representatives of the veneto people escape, to illustrate all the inconsistency and political nullity of the current wretched administrative action of this veneto government led by lega, forza italia and brothers of ..
Complete this depressing painting the absence, now usual, of zaia during the work of the council (never seen neither yesterday nor Monday) because intent to be arias for his new proposal of law on the flag of veneto. The Capital of veneto drowns in the waters and zaia it does?... think of the flag with the lion of
We will still see it fighting " belly on the ground " for the " game " of the autonomy of veneto or better pretend to fight because, if we reflect, ask the 23 materials and say or " so and nothing " is the best Way to fail any understanding for autonomy.
Well known zaia that after the unesco area of prosecco, the Olympics In Cortina (a governor all "Panem et circuses") only remains the propaganda goal of autonomy and without this would be found without arguments and should finally take care of climate change and health , materials that, given the commitment and the results, we strongly doubt whether they are able to face So who makes you get rid of the last mirror for larks to use with too many distracted and gullible Venetian citizens?
The Same Venetian citizens who would do well to think about the EUR 7 billion thrown on a Moses today still not working: all we have to do is If the voters of veneto continue to close their eyes the league of zaia will bring us all underwater.
Andrea Zanoni

 

Italian Chamber Flooded
Italian Chamber Flooded

"Ironically, the chamber was flooded two minutes after the majority League, Brothers of Italy, and Forza Italia parties rejected our amendments to tackle climate change," the deputy chairman said.

According to CNN, among the rejected amendments were measures to fund renewable sources, to replace diesel buses with "more efficient and less polluting ones," to scrap polluting stoves and reduce the impact of plastics.
The regional council's spokesman Alessandro Ovizach confirmed to CNN that the council was flooded after discussing amendments to the 2020 budget -- without specifying which ones.
The council's president, the League's Roberto Ciambetti, rejected Zanoni's accusations in a statement to CNN.
"Beyond propaganda and deceptive reading, we are voting (for) a regional budget that spent €965 million over the past three years in the fight against air pollution, smog, which is a determining factor in climate change," said the statement.

 

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Opinion| United States Trillions Of Dollar Debt To The ‘Two-Headed Dragon’. So Why Warn Jamaica?

According to The Gleaner, the United States Ambassador Donald Tapia on his visit to Jamaica in August warns the Andrew Holness government about it's business dealings with the Chinese.

United States Ambassador Donald Tapia

The Gleaner- Tapia has urged the Government to be wary of China’s deepening footprint in Jamaica, citing the Asian country’s lavish investment pitch as predatory and dangerous.

“China is a dragon with two heads. If China came to Jamaica presumably with no strings attached, then why did you negotiate 1,200 acres of the most prime real estate with them? Because they need a return on their investment,” the ambassador said during an exclusive interview with paper.

“When they (China) go into a country, they go after two things – the minerals and the ports. I could tell you horror stories of countries where they have taken over the ports because those countries could not pay for their investment; China usually has a great propaganda story as to why it has happened,” Tapia told The Gleaner.

“When America invests in the energy and education sectors, we are building a long-lasting effect and will contribute to stability and help to stem the brain drain. Those who talk about free speech, free enterprise and human rights are forgetting that those three things go together with Jamaicans, who are freedom-loving people, and one day, the chickens will come home to roost. So, take all you can from them, but remember that the West is standing there with you.”

United States Trillions Of Dollar Debt To The ‘Two-Headed Dragon’

Does the United States have the credibility to give advice to Jamaica ?

According to the balance, the U.S. debt to China is $1.11 trillion as of May 2019. That's 27% of the $4.1 trillion in Treasury bills, notes, and bonds held by foreign countries. The rest of the $22 trillion national debt is owned by either the American people or by the U.S. government itself.

With the Americans so indebted to the Chinese, why are they so concern about Jamaica's business dealings with the Chinese? Why is it okay for them to do business with the Chinese but Jamaica should be weary?

Jamaica is a sovereign country and should do business with whomever it sees fit with no interference.

There is no doubt that the Jamaican government should be weary of any country that comes in with gifts and this includes both America and China. They both are looking for some political advantages.

Nevertheless, many Jamaicans believe that since Jamaica decided to do business with the Chinese the country is being developed. Some ask, what are the Americans doing for Jamaica? Jamaica needs infrastructure development and the government of Jamaica business dealings with the Chinese are offering just that. Many of the countries in the so-called backyard of America are struggling with strife, problems, gun violence (which all of the guns coming from America because none of these countries make guns) immigration problems, poverty and lack of infrastructure development. All of them are seen as Third World Countries. If America cares so much it should help these countries becoming successful as it is. Or it should just BUT OUT and let them prosper on their own.

The US ambassador scolded China for its appetite as part of a geopolitical game of chess, centred, he said, on extracting natural resources with ulterior motives, including in a hemisphere long viewed to be America’s backyard.

“We shouldn’t be surprised. It has been going on for two years. Since that time, clearly, Jamaica has not paid attention to what the US has said, but has foraged ahead with its developments,” Tapia said.

Could this be the problem? Is it that America is upset that Jamaica did not take it's advice? Is it that America is more worried about China extracting natural resources with ulterior motives, in it’s backyard?

But what about Jamaica development as a nation? Does the United States cares about that? Or is it more concerned who is in it's backyard than the development and success of the countries?

Many refer to this situation as POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK.

Jamaica has a right to do business with the ‘Two-Headed Dragon’ just as the United States do.

****Sent by an anonymous writer*****

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Shaggy: The $100 Million Is In The Bank. Disappointed With Media Article Headline

Shaggy said is he very disappointed and saddened by the Gleaner Headline stating

‘Busta’ Still Waiting - Hospital Yet To Benefit From $100m Raised At 2018 Shaggy And Friends Charity Concert

According to The Gleaner article dating November 3rd:
“Almost two years after the successful staging of the biennial Shaggy and Friends concert, the Bustamante Hospital for Children is still anxiously waiting to receive the benefits from the charity event which reportedly raised $100 million”.

The concert was hosted by international recording artiste Orville ‘Shaggy’ Burrell on January 6, 2018 with support from the Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation, which is co-directed by his wife, Rebecca Burrell.

Contacted by The Sunday Gleaner, the hospital’s chairman, Kenneth Benjamin, confirmed that neither the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds that were to be purchased from the proceeds of the charity event nor the money raised has been handed over.

 Shaggy spoke to Winford Williams Onstage at the Press Conference at the Bustamante Hospital for Children Monday November 11th.

According to Shaggy, the money was always in the Scotia Bank Account. Shaggy went on to say the money has been earmarked for an ICU and they will turn it over to the Bustamante Hospital for Children for this new project which will involve Dr. Kenneth Benjamin. Shaggy did not explain why the money was not been turned over as yet

Nevertheless, he said they never moved the money. They never bring the money anywhere. It was always there. The bank also confirmed the money in the account.

Bank Statement confirmed money in account

Shaggy said in moving forward he and his team will think how they go about dealing with this issue.

He said it was disheartening as his nine years old daughter came to him and said, daddy, I know why you are going to this meeting, to tell them you do not steal the money. “That lick me hard”, Shaggy said.

Shaggy said he was really upset because he had a conversation with the media before the article was out.

He said it could have affected his performance at Disney Little Mermaid so he had to put the issue at the back of his mind and performed for Disney. "It took effort" Shaggy said and there was a lot of people counting on him. They were banking on him, so he had to deliver.

Shaggy said he had to come to Jamaica to address the issue publicly as he could not trust the media to put out the correct information as he spoke to them, yet they printed that headline.

He went on to say when you have this attack on your credibility you cannot help but to be emotional.

The money was not moved. They did not use it for anything else. It was and have been always in the bank.

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Kidney Disease Affecting Over 150,000 Jamaicans. 6 Causes Of Kidney Disease

Minister of Health Christopher Tufton is concerned about the number of Jamaicans being affected by some form of kidney disease.

According to the Minister, up to 150,000 Jamaicans are afflicted. Some cases includes those in the early stages of the disease, and in some instances at the end stage when dialysis is required.

According to Loop News, the Minister was responding to questions posed by Opposition members, including Central Kingston representative, Reverend Ronald Thwaites, in the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

The Government is “very concerned about the numbers”, and as such, has been working on a list of things to address the issues, “starting with prevention, because what we’re advocating now is how do we make curative treatment methods more affordable…,” he said.

Tufton added that the Government is also looking to expand the kidney transplant programme. Tufton pointed out that those who access treatment in the private sector are forced to fork out up to $80,000 per week.

Dr. A Malgwi~ HERE ARE THE TOP 6 CAUSE OF KIDNEY DISEASE:

1. Delaying going to a toilet. Keeping your urine in your bladder for too long is a bad idea. A full bladder can cause bladder damage. The urine that stays in the bladder multiplies bacteria quickly. Once the urine refluxes back to the ureter and kidneys, the toxic substances can result in kidney infections, then urinary tract infections, and then nephritis, and even uremia. When nature calls – do it as soon as possible.

2. Eating too much salt. You should eat no more than 5.8 grams of salt daily.

3. Eating too much meat. Too much protein in your diet is harmful for your kidneys. Protein digestion produces ammonia – a toxn that is very destructive to your kidneys. More meat equals more kidney damage.

4. Drinking too much caffeine. Caffeine is a component of many sodas and soft drinks. It raises your blood pressure and your kidneys start suffering. So you should cut down the amount of coke you drink daily.

5. Not drinking water. Our kidneys should be hydrated properly to perform their functions well. If we don’t drink enough, the toxins can start accumulating in the blood, as there isn’t enough fluid to drain them through the kidneys. Drink more than 10 glasses of water daily. There is an easy way to check if you are drinking
enough water: look at the colour of your urine; the lighter the colour, the better.

6. Late treatment . Get yearly doctor check up. This will alert any medical illness

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US Navy Hospital Ship Giving Free Medical in Jamaica. Some are skeptical

Hundreds of Jamaicans are expected to benefit from the nine-day medical mission of the United States (US) Navy Hospital Ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) from October 28 to November 1.

US Navy Hospital Ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), anchored in Kingston

According to the Jamaica Information Service,It is anticipated that 150 surgeries will be conducted on board the ship, which is currently docked at Victoria pier, downtown Kingston. These include ophthalmology, orthopedic, oral maxillofacial, wound care, urology, and plastic and general surgery.

Basic medical services will also be provided at walk-in sites at Sabina Park and the Greater Portmore Health Centre.

Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, toured the ship on Monday (October 28), where he spoke with the doctors, nurses and other professionals who are offering their service, and thanked them for their partnership with Jamaica on this initiative.

“I am very impressed with what I saw. This is a facility that has nearly 900 beds, 100 intensive care unit (ICU) beds, over 1,000 staff members covering medical staff to support team. It’s a self-sufficient vessel producing its own oxygen, water, etcetera, and, of course, critical to all of this, are men and women, who are from different countries throughout the world, who are professionals, who go around the world and provide medical care to citizens of the world,” Dr. Tufton said.

“The facilities are very modern and the care is top-notch; it’s excellent care and I want the opportunity to thank those who are managing this process as well as the support staff,” he added.

It is anticipated that approximately 150 surgeries will be conducted onboard. Surgeries will fall under the categories of ophthalmology, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, oral maxillofacial surgery, plastic surgery, wound care and urology.

Patient Capacity:
Intensive care wards: 80 beds
Recovery wards: 20 beds
Intermediate care wards: 280 beds
Light care wards: 120 beds
Limited care wards: 500 beds
Total Patient Capacity: 1000 beds
Operating Rooms: 12
Departments and Facilities:
Casualty reception
Intensive care unit
Radiological services
Main laboratory plus satellite lab
Central sterile receiving
Medical supply/pharmacy
Physical therapy and burn care
Dental services
Optometry/lens lab
Morgue
Laundry
Oxygen producing plants (two)
Medical Photography
Four distilling plants to make drinking water from sea water (300,000 US gallons (1,100,000 l; 250,000 imp gal) per day)

Several voice messages are being shared on social media by people who is said to be living in the United States of America telling relatives in Jamaica to stay away from the ship. One woman, told her family member that The United States do not give away free healthcare up here so she do not know how they are giving free healthcare down there.

The woman urge her family member to spread it to everyone in her contact. She warns that the ship is there to kill black people. She went on to say they want to eliminate black people and they are going to all black countries. She urge them not to take any pills or medicine because "you will be dead"

According to THE STAR, they contacted Tufton and he said that the negative message being circulated is not only erroneous, but is unfortunate. "It is done either out of ignorance or mischief," said the minister, adding that it is not good for international collaboration in the area of public health. "This is a medical ship that has travelled the world and involves many nationalities. They have helped many in the past and continue to do so. Those who think otherwise are ill-advised," Tufton said.

SouFloTV discussed voice note below

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Jamaicans Ran to Raise Funds for Those Diagnosed with Breast Cancer but Unable to Afford Treatment

As many might know, October is breast cancer awareness month. Countries from all over the world hosted a multitude of activities to support this crucial mission. Throughout the month, you’ll find many wearing pink or pink ribbons in support of raising awareness about breast cancer. This morning Jamaica hosted several runs, one being ICWI/Jamaica Reach to Recovery Pink 5K Run.

ICWI Pink Run

The pink run which is in its 19th year saw thousands of Jamaicans supporting the event this morning at Emancipation Park in Kingston, Jamaica. Entry costs began at $1000 JMD and the proceeds will help those who are diagnosed with breast cancer and
are unable to afford treatment. Companies and individuals came out early this morning to support this cause. It was an eclectic mix of people, activities, vibes and joy. The support was amazing, and the organizers and sponsors of this run were pleased that so many Jamaicans supported.

“To say we are pleased with the overwhelming support received from our team members, volunteers, participants, sponsors and donors would be an understatement. Each year, we work harder to engage the public in the fight against breast cancer. This year’s staging is definitely a testament to the momentous efforts that have been invested by the team,” President Lalor of ICWI, title sponsor of the 5K said.

All funds raised, i.e., 100% will be donated to Jamaica Reach To Recovery, which is breast cancer support arm of the Jamaica Cancer Society who provides financial support to persons diagnosed with breast cancer who are unable to afford treatment.
This run also gets a bit competitive among Jamaicans are there are placements. You’ll find every year regular attendees training for the number one spot. The overall winners in the male and female open run categories are Henry Thomas and Arieta Martin. Here’s what Henry had to say:

“I came out to have some fun as I am just returning from the cross country run
series in London but wanted to show my support for the cause because it is one
that affects so many families.’

ICWI Pink Run winners from left to right (in the middle) Henry Thomas and Arieta Martin and from left, the Chairman of ICWI Dennis  Lalor and Paul Lalor the president of ICWI
ICWI Pink Run winners from left to right (in the middle) Henry Thomas and Arieta Martin and from left, the Chairman of ICWI Dennis Lalor and Paul Lalor the president of ICWI

Arieta added, “I came out to have some fun as I am just returning from the cross country run series in London but wanted to show my support for the cause because it is one that affects so many families.’ If you would like to help the Jamaica Cancer Society with their ongoing battle against this illness, you can contribute to ‘Jamaica Reach to Recovery’. Account Number: 371882545 at any National Commercial Bank (Branch: Matilda's Corner; Account Type: Current Account). Visit their website at http://jamaicacancersociety.org/

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Black people are scared in America and that is the truth.

Many will tell you they are scared of mistakenly or even excessive force of gun use by the police that can cause their death. And this is not an exaggeration of reality. According to a new analysis of deaths involving law enforcement officers, getting killed by police is a leading cause of death for young black men in America. This analysis also showed that black women and girls are killed at higher rates than those who are white.

This comes with the latest murder of Atatiana Jefferson who was shot in her own home by a police officer in Fort Worth, Texas.

Atatiana Jefferson

This happened early Saturday morning on October 12th, 2019. Reports state that local police received a call from a neighbor who expressed concern due to the doors being opened and lights on in Atatiana’s house.

James Smith, neighbor who called the police

According to the neighbor, he just wanted police to check that all was well. The officer arrived on scene, passed the front door of the house, walked to the side of the house then opened the backyard’s gate. That’s when all hell broke loose.

He saw a figure through the window and shouted ‘Put your hands up. Show me your hands!’ before firing once through the window. This proved to be a fatal shot as Atatiana died at 2:30 am that morning. Reports indicate that she was up late playing video games. The officer did not identify himself before telling her to put her hands up. See footage below which is taken from the officer’s bodycam which showed what happened.

The Forth Worth Police Department said the officer thought he saw a threat before he drew his weapon. According to Atatiana’s 8-year-old nephew, Atatiana was just playing video games with him when they heard a noise outside. Atatiana went to investigate and that’s when she was shot. Up to the time of the writing of this article, there is a lot of ambiguity surrounding this case. But, it doesn’t matter how many ‘whys?’ there are; the fact remains that Atatiana Jefferson is dead and can never be brought back to life.

Atatiana Jefferson and Nephew
Atatiana Jefferson and Nephew

James Smith, the neighbor who called the police said, ‘I’m shaken. I’m mad. I’m upset. And I feel it’s partly my fault. If I had never dialled the police department, she’d still be alive.” One of the latest murders, Botham Jean, who was fatally shot in his own apartment by his neighbor who is a police officer, shook up America and the world. Now what happened to Atatiana have some black Americans tearful and fearful.

This begs the question ‘What future is there for many Black Americans?’. Here’s what some are saying on social media about the latest murder:

1. This is Atatiana Jefferson. She was 28 yrs old, a graduate of Xavier Univ. and lived w/ her nephew. A Fort Worth, TX cop shot and killed her thru her window as she stood peacefully and unarmed in her own home. Black people are subject to deadly force even when they stay home.’

2.Texas where a white dude can walk into a Walmart with body armor and an AK and it’s cool, a POC has a gun in their bedroom and it justifies being shoot by the police.

3. Atatiana Jefferson. A Black woman. A daughter. An aunt. A friend. A student. A caretaker. A person. A human being. A human being. A human being. A human being. #SayHerName #AtatianaJefferson

4. Yesterday, a white police officer in Texas assassinated Atatiana Jefferson, a Black woman, inside her own home. Her crime? Being at home with her door open & lights on. These are state-sanctioned lynchings of Black people by white cops.
#AtatianaJefferson #SayHerName #BLM

5. I’m tired of learning new names. I’m tired of Black people becoming hashtags instead of living full lives. I’m tired of the trauma. I’m tired of realizing we aren’t even safe in our own homes. I’m tired. Say her name: #AtatianaJefferson.

6. When we tell you we don’t have to be anything other than Black to be killed by those sworn to “serve and protect,” believe us. The first time. You’re denial continues to harm us, because the police keep killing us. Just for
existing.

7. 0.6 seconds. #AtatianaJefferson was shot by the Fort Worth Police just 0.6 seconds after yelling through her window. She didn’t even know the police were there. She was playing video games with a child on a holiday weekend. She broke no laws. Nothing. This is murder.

8. You might have thought that watching the #AmberGuyger trial play out in Dallas would impact the culture of the police department in neighboring Fort Worth. NOPE. This is a systemic problem; racism is woven into our police culture. And it’s lethal. #AtatianaJefferson

KevOnStage said: At this point in my life I may never call the police for anything.
Ever.

The fear is real, and it permeates the air for every black woman, man and child. It’s no surprise that many people are wondering ‘will I be next’? A question that makes staff at Jamaica Live pause long after the very last full stop to this article.

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Deon Cole beef with Stevie Wonder. “He Took My Girl from Me’, Cole said about Wonder

Stevie Wonder on the left and Deon Cole on the right made up after the beef
Stevie Wonder on the left and Deon Cole on the right made up after the beef

Actor and comedian Deon Cole claim singer Stevie Wonder stole his girl.

The actor who star on “black-ish” had the women on the “The Real” in stitches laughing when he explained that Wonder stole his girl. Some might say this part of the story sounded like Cole was delivering one of his stand-up comedy routines but Cole insisted the story is true

"We went to this concert. I told her she can go meet him, and she went and met him, and she came back and she was like, ‘Man, here go $100, why don’t you take a cab home.’ I knew her broke ass didn’t have $100. I knew Stevie gave it to her”, said Cole

He explained on this Twitter account that he and Wonder has now made up and beef is ended.

“Stevie’s assistant and Stevie walked into this bar, and I was sitting in the cut and his assistant told Stevie, ‘Yo, there go Deon.’ He was like ‘Where?'” said Cole.

“He told his assistant to tell me to come over, and I came over and he was like ‘What’s this stuff you talking about on Instagram?'” added the comedian. “And I said ‘You took my girl, you know you did.’ And he was like ‘How she look?'”

Cole also told some of the story in an August 23 Instagram post that showed a photo of him and Wonder. And he included a part of the story that he didn’t tell on “The Real,” about Wonder wanting to fight him.

“We exchanged some more words, then he looked like he wanted to swing so I stood as close to him as possible so he couldn’t swing,” wrote Cole. “Then some other people came and calmed us down. Then we talked a little more about it and now here we are, FRIENDS AGAIN! So if you got beef with someone, just talk it out.”

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Many people do not believe the police version of Joshua Brown’s death

We have all heard the tragic story of Botham Jean, an African American who was fatally shot in his apartment by now ex-police woman Amber Guyger. She entered his apartment claiming that she mistook it for her own and thought that Jean was an intruder.

The key witness in Guyger’s trial and Jean’s neighbour Joshua Brown was gunned down in his apartment complex just two days after testifying at Guyger’s trial. According to civil rights attorney, Lee Merritt, Brown shared that he “lived in constant fear that he could be the next victim of gun violence.”

Joshua Brown was just 28 years old.

Police have alleged that Brown’s death had nothing to do with his part in the murder trial. They claim it is instead as a result of a drug deal gone bad for which three suspects have been identified and warrants issued.

Publishing a post on twitter on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 the Dallas Police Department stated, “Through the dedicated work of the DPD homicide detectives, we have identified 3 suspects in the murder of Joshua Brown. Jacquerious Mitchell B/M age 20, Michael Mitchell B/M age 32, and Thaddeous Green B/M age 22.” Along with photos of both Green and Michael Mitchell, while Jacquerious Mitchell is currently hospitalized for gunshot wounds allegedly sustained in a confrontation between Brown and the three men on (Friday October 4, 2019) the night of his death and is also in police custody.

Joshua Brown, Key witness in the Amber Guyer Trial

According to ABC News, Assistant Chief Avery Moore told reporters “As you know there’s been speculation and rumors that have been shared by community leaders claiming that Mr. Brown’s death was related to the Amber Guyger trial and somehow Dallas Police Department was responsible. I assure you that it is simply not true,”

The DPD also added that after receiving “numerous tips” they searched Brown’s apartment and it is there that they found 12 pounds of marijuana, 149 grams of THC cartridges, and $4,157 in cash; this disputes Brown’s previous statements of his income being from owning and managing a small collection of Airbnbs.

The official version of Brown's murder has not gone down well with many in the public. There are many people who have made and voiced their own speculations, and many who believe that Brown was murdered for participating in the contentious trial in which his testimony led to the conviction of Guyger.

One twitter user wrote:

“He was executed for testifying. That’s why he was shot in his mouth, because his testimony helped convict the officer. To put fear in the public so that we know the consequences for testifying against police officers. That’s why he was executed. #JusticeForJoshuaBrown”

Other twitter users expressed:

  1. “I’m officially offended by how patently ridiculous this Dallas PD story is.

If Joshua Brown was a drug dealer, we woulda known already bc it would’ve come up during cross examination!

Also, Louisiana has plenty of weed. Zero people are driving 4 hours for weed.”

  1. “Ain’t no drug dealer in their right mind volunteering to testify on the police in a case that has nothing at all to do with them. Dallas PD ain’t give their cover-up no effort at all.”
  2. “Dallas PD claiming the black witness who testified against a white cop who murdered a black man in his own apartment and was then immediately shot to death was killed in a drug deal gone bad and had all this in his apartment WHILE TESTIFYING AGAINST A COP. That’s… something”
  3. “Dallas PD wants us to believe that 3 guys drove 4.5 hours from Louisiana to Dallas to buy weed, killed the guy who was going to sell it to them and then 1 of the snitched on his whole crew before being charged with capital murder? #JoshuaBrownWasLynched”
  4. “We’re expected to believe Dallas PD that Joshua Brown was shot *in the mouth* by other black men, over marijuana which they drove hundreds of miles to receive, days after his testimony helped put a Dallas PD officer in jail? This smells…

#JoshuaBrownWasLynched”

  1. “I need everyone who is questioning whether the government is covering up the murder of #Joshua Brown to just take like, a glance at black history.

This is what the government does. It’s what it always does. It’s a WELL documented pattern.

#JoshuaBrownWasLynched”

Though authorities have strongly disputed this claim there is still public turmoil, distress, and resentment, which support the theory that his testimony in the trial led to his death. Many were disbelieving about the DPD’s version of events, indicating on social media that their explanation sounded much like the “Sprinkle some crack on him” bit from Dave Chappelle’s 2000 “Killin’ Them Softly” stand up special; Browns lack of criminal history, and his recent involvement in the Guyger trial also adds to the list of reasons why many people think the story just didn’t add up.

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