An elderly African-American man in Chicago was minding his business, riding the train when he found himself the focus of an alleged drunk white man’s racist rant. According to a Twitter video that has now been removed, the older man, who remains unidentified, got so fed up that he attacked his harasser, The Root noted.
It’s not known if other passengers did anything to jump to the older man’s defense. Thankfully, the harasser was kicked off the train, not before urinating on himself.
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Remember when folks respected their elders? What ever happened to those times?
Family Of Islan Nettles Say Killer’s 12-Year Sentence Isn’t Enough
Just two weeks after James Dixon plead guilty to the murder of Black transgender woman Islan Nettles, a court sentenced him to only 12-years in prison, which angered many local LGBT activists, not to mention Nettles’ family. The New York Times reports that Nettles’ mother, Delores Nettles, told the court the sentence wasn’t long enough: “He can go home after those 12 years and see his family. It’s not fair.”
Earlier this month, Dixon admitted to punching Nettles, which causes her to fall and hit her head on the concrete. Nettles was later brought to the hospital and taken off life support less than a week later, NBC reported. Dixon told police that he felt like his manhood was threatened by Nettles, who was doing nothing but walking down the street with her friends. Dixon “tried to holler” at her and when his friends told him that Islan “was a man,” he lost his cool and attacked Nettles in what he called a “blind fury.”
“I just didn’t want to be fooled,” he said.
Vice President Joe Biden: 1994 Crime Bill Not The Problem, Blame institutionalized Racism
In an interview with CNBC, Vice President Joe Biden discussed him not being ashamed of signing and helping create the 1994 crime bill and how Black lives matter. He also stressed that the bill itself isn’t to blame–we should point our fingers to institutionalized racism instead, the Huffington Post reported. Biden went and “praised the Violent Crime and Law Enforcement Act for putting “100,000 cops on the street” and creating drug courts.”
“When community policing was working, neighborhoods were not only safer but they were more harmonious,” he said.
Not everyone who signed the bill feels the same way as Mr. Biden.
Last week, Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) apologized for signing the crime bill. He said, “Crack cocaine and the crime bill were the two worst issues, problems, catastrophes that the black community has suffered from in the last 15 years.”