Philly: the two men in question respond to Starbucks racism arrest

According to Robinson, he and Nelson were held by police for eight hours and did not have their Miranda rights read to them.

Philly Starbucks arrest: the two black men respond to ‘racism’ | Centre Daily Times



Philadelphia’s top cop apologizes to black men arrested at Starbucks – CNN

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross apologized Thursday to two black men who were arrested while waiting for a business meeting at Starbucks, saying he made the situation worse by initially defending his officers’ actions.

…”The optics are not lost on me. It is obvious the issue of race is indicative of a larger problem in our society, and I should not at all be the person that is a party to making anything worse relative to race relations. Shame on me if in anyway if I have done that. … I have to do better.”

No charges were filed against the men.*****

Philadelphia’s top cop apologizes to black men arrested at Starbucks – CNN

Damn straight, you should have done better!

***** = IT’s important to note, especially in light of this apology, that the reason these men were not charged with a crime is not be cause the police decided on their own to release them. It is because the DA’s office declined to prosecute.

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin apologizes for attempting to link teacher protests to child abuse

Bevin had come under scrutiny after he told a reporter children left at home could be susceptible to sexual assault or even be poisoned.

“I guarantee you somewhere in Kentucky today a child was sexually assaulted that was left at home because there was nobody there to watch them,” Bevin said Friday in a video tweeted by WDRB-TV reporter Marcus Green.

“I guarantee you somewhere today a child was physically harmed or ingested poison because they were home alone because a single parent didn’t have any money to take care of them. I’m offended by the idea that people so cavalierly and so flippantly disregarded what’s truly best for children.”

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin apologizes for comments linking teacher protests to child abuse – CBS News

Hateful douchebag asshole

How the hell is Eric Greitens still the governor of Missouri?

Five days ago, a Missouri state House committee released a troubling report detailing allegations made by a woman that the state’s Republican governor, Eric Greitens, had subjected her to non-consensual sex and violence.

…On Tuesday afternoon, Greitens’ outlook darkened even more with the announcement by Hawley that the governor could be charged with a felony for illegally obtaining a fundraising list from a non-profit group he started.

How the hell is Eric Greitens still the governor of Missouri? – CNNPolitics

Solid fucking question but do we really not know the answer? Really?

Purchase of Mount Ida is an insult to UMass Boston

[UMass Boston] …students — who make up the most diverse campus in New England — are getting another painful lesson about where they stand in the university pecking order. As low as it goes.

…The 72-acre Mount Ida campus will give UMass Amherst students a pastoral base of operations for internships and academic collaborations in Boston. Meanwhile, UMass Boston students have endured months of administrative turmoil and cold-hearted cost-cutting on a campus infamous for its crumbling infrastructure.

…And now Meehan, with customary rubber-stamped approval from the UMass board, is taking on debt at Mount Ida that is estimated to run from $55 million to $70 million.

……The memo states that the university will cut the funding for the centers and institutes that require the biggest subsidies. They include the William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black Culture, the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, the Institute for New England Native American Studies, the Labor Resource Center, and the Center for Social Policy.

…Mills is closing the deficit by slicing away at programs that make up the heart and soul of UMass Boston. The cuts are not coming from the top. They are coming from the most vulnerable — children, women, veterans, and minorities.

…The cuts will reportedly save up to $1.5 million out of a $430 million operating budget. Meanwhile, there’s enough money in the overall system to take on debt-ridden Mount Ida and send its students to UMass Dartmouth at a reduced rate.

Purchase of Mount Ida is an insult to UMass Boston – The Boston Globe