Confederate flag coming back to the South Carolina State House on Tuesday

Confederate flag coming back to the South Carolina State House on Tuesday

Confederate flag coming back to the South Carolina State House on Tuesday Tribune News Service 1 hr ago By Bristow Marchant, The State (Columbia, S.C.) © Tim Dominick/The State/TNS The South Carolina Highway Patrol Honor Guard removes the Confederate Battle Flag from the State House grounds during a ceremony on Friday, July 10, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Confederate flag is coming back to the S.C. State House, at least for one day.
On Tuesday, members of the S.C. Secessionist Party will raise the rebel banner on a temporary pole in front of the Gervais Street steps.
The 10 a.m. ceremony will mark the three-year anniversary of the flag’s permanent removal from the State House grounds.
This is the third time the party has raised the flag in front of the State House. Each July 10 since the flag was removed, the party has been permitted to put the flag back up in the same spot near the Confederate soldiers’ monument where the flag was displayed from 2000 to 2015.
The last two anniversaries drew around 100 supporters of the flag, who believe the flag was unfairly targeted after nine worshipers were killed in an historically black church in Charleston by a self-declared white supremacist. Those events also drew protesters who were separated from flag supporters by law enforcement.
This year, the group Showing Up for Racial Justice is planning its own “flag removal celebration” for the same time as the flag raising.
The event is organized by the Secessionist Party, a small group that advocates for South Carolina to once again leave the union.
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U.S. Embassy In London Warns Americans To “Keep A Low Profile” During Donald Trump Visit

The U.S. Embassy in London has warned Americans in the British capital to “keep a low profile” during the visit of their Commander-in-Chief as a result of the major protests that are expected.
The Embassy sent a “demonstration alert” warning to citizens ahead of Donald Trump ’s arrival in London on Thursday July 12. They stated that people should “be aware of your surroundings” and “exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings that may become violent” as well as monitor local media for updates.
This could well affect a number of senior level media executives as many of the “numerous” demonstrations are set to start in or around Soho in Central London, near the headquarters of the likes of NBC Universal, Apple and 21st Century Fox as well as various TV companies and film firms.
The main demonstrations, which are set to be attended by over 50,000 people, will start outside the BBC building in Portland Place, yards from Oxford Circus at 2pm on Friday July 13. They will then make their way through Regent Street ending in Trafalgar Square, where a rally is planned between 5pm and 7pm GMT. The Trump blimp baby is expected to make its debut during this time.
Trump is set to land in London on Thursday July 12 and stay at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Regent’s Park before dinner at Blenheim Palace. He will meet Theresa May at Chequers before joining the Queen at Windsor Castle on July 13.
He is obviously looking forward to his trip, speaking to reporters today he said that the UK is in “turmoil” and suggested that he may even meet the man that has caused much of it, Boris Johnson. “Boris Johnson is a friend of mine. He has been very nice to me. Very supportive. Maybe we’ll speak to him when I get over there. I like Boris Johnson. I’ve always liked him,” he said.
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Woman fired from job after calling cops on black man for wearing socks in community pool

Woman fired from job after calling cops on black man for wearing socks in community pool The Hill 2 hrs ago Aris Folley © Provided by The Hill A white woman was let go from her job as a property manager on Thursday after she faced scrutiny for calling the police on a black man for wearing socks at a community pool in Memphis, Tenn., according to USA Today .
Riverset Apartments announced their decision to terminate Erica Walker after footage of the incident captured national attention.
Camry Porter, who shared a video of the incident on Facebook, told WMAC Action News 5 the incident was racially motivated, adding that they seemed to be the only black family at the pool.
“It was a very embarrassing and very hurtful and horrible incident,” Porter told the local station. “She has a family I’m sure she has to provide for, so I’m not going to say, ‘Yay. I’m glad she’s gotten fired,’ but I do believe she deserves some consequences after her actions.”
Porter said she and her family were sitting at the pool when they noticed a woman “constantly watching us and whispering amongst her friends.”
Porter then alleged that her boyfriend had his feet in the water when he was approached by the property manager who repeatedly told him to remove his socks, saying that “no socks, tshirts, hats, or things of that nature are allowed in the pool.”
However, Porter said other residents at the pool were also violating the rule.
Porter said Walker then asked her and her family to leave the pool, but they refused and police were called to the scene minutes later.
The viral video is the latest in a series of widely publicized incidents captured on video.
Two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks earlier this year while sitting in the cafe without ordering anything.
Another viral video from June showed a white woman, dubbed by social media users as “Permit Patty,” calling 911 on a black girl selling bottled water in San Francisco.

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Joe Scarborough Calls Trump White House ‘Most Corrupt Administration in the History of Our Lifetime’

Joe Scarborough laced into Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani on Monday’s “Morning Joe” in a rant that included a lengthy list of some of his clients’ biggest scandals. The MSNBC host said it all added up to being corruption of historic proportions.
“This is the most corrupt administration in the history of our lifetime, certainly over the first year and a half,” said Scarborough. “[Giuliani] will tell you he’s been knighted by the Queen of England.”
Clocking in at nearly ten minutes, Scarborough’s rant included reminders of scandals like former Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price’s private jets, the former energy contracts given to company from the same town as Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Scott Pruitt’s extensive list of questionable activities.
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There was Trump University, and payments to Stormy Daniels, three indictments in the Russia investigation and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who is now currently sitting in solitary confinement .
Scarborough’s listing of scandals was inspired by comments Giuliani made to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos saying that President Trump wanted to answer questions under oath, but how could he trust such a “corrupt” investigation.
“He wants to testify,” said the former New York City mayor. “It’s hard to believe given all the things that have been shown about how tainted this investigation is. This is the most corrupt investigation I have ever seen.”
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Scarborough — as usual — defended special counsel Robert Mueller.
“We certainly know that Robert Mueller is not corrupt.” said Scarborough “We certainly know he is a marine, a war hero, a guy who [unlike] Donald Trump didn’t skip out on serving this country, claiming deferments and bone spurs.”
Since returning to Trumps’ orbit as his new lead attorney, Giuliani has become a fixture on television, occasionally making news and routinely promising anyone who will listen that he will bring the Russia collusion investigation to a close.
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‘You shouldn’t be wearing that in the United States’: Man berates woman wearing a Puerto Rican T-shirt

‘You shouldn’t be wearing that in the United States’: Man berates woman wearing a Puerto Rican T-shirt MEGHAN KENEALLY ‘You shouldn’t be wearing that in the United States’: Man berates woman wearing a Puerto Rican T-shirt originally appeared on abcnews.go.com A 62-year-old man appears to be in need of geography lessons after he allegedly accosted a woman for wearing a T-shirt with an image of the Puerto Rican flag in an Illinois park. “You should not be wearing that in the United States of America,” the man can be heard saying to her on a video she posted on Facebook. “Are you a citizen?” Mia Irizarry posted the video of the incident that shows the man, who is facing charges, verbally harassing her at a pavilion that she said she rented with the appropriate permits. The man, Timothy Trybus, has been charged with simple assault, according to an incident report. ABC News has been unable to reach Trybus. Irizarry is shown in the video wearing a sleeveless shirt that is made to look like the Puerto Rican flag, and has the name of the U.S. territory printed on it. That appears to have set off the man. “Are you a United States citizen?” he asked again, prompting Irizarry to say she is. “Then you should not be wearing that. You should be wearing a United States of America [inaudible].” PHOTO: A then-unidenfied man, pictured, was shown harassing the woman, questioning her citizenship. (Mia Irizarry/Facebook) More Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory and Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, dating back to the signing of the Jones-Shafroth Act in 1917. Later in the video, Irizarry is shown asking a Cook County Forest Preserve District police officer for help in getting the man away from her. The officer does not move any closer to the pair or appear to do anything to actively end the situation. “As you can see the police are not even — he’s not even grabbing him. Like this guy is just walking up to me. He basically got in my face, damn near almost touched me,” Irizarry is heard saying to the camera during the incident. PHOTO: Mia Irizarry posted a video of the June 14 incident on Facebook and showed that she was wearing a shirt that looked like the Puerto Rican flag. (Mia Irizarry/Facebook) More Later in the video, a female officer can be seen arriving on the scene and directly engaging the man. “Hopefully, this officer will actually do something,” Irizarry is heard saying when the second officer arrives. The female officer talks to the man, telling him, “Listen, you don’t need to be badgering anybody.” The female officer is heard telling the man that he may face charges “for not being compliant, and you don’t come here harassing people.” “If you’re drunk, you don’t belong here,” she is heard telling the man. Irizarry did not immediately return ABC News’ request for comment. Irizarry posted the video on her Facebook account after the June 14 encounter at Caldwell Woods, which is part of the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Agency officials released a statement July 9 saying they were aware of the incident and video and “immediately launched an investigation pursuant to our personnel policies into the response of our officer.” “The investigation is ongoing and the officer involved has been assigned to desk duty pending the outcome. The intoxicated individual involved in the incident was arrested and charged with assault and disorderly conduct,” the Forest Preserves tweeted. Another tweet said, “All people are welcome in the Forest Preserves of Cook County and no one should feel unsafe while visiting our preserves.” Forest Preserves spokeswoman Stacina Stagner called the video “very disturbing.” “If the investigation confirms the officer did not take appropriate steps to ensure public safety, disciplinary action will be swift,” Stagner said via email. “At the same time, this video will help inform ongoing officer training so we can all learn from this unfortunate episode.” PHOTO: The first officer on the scene did not appear to intervene and has since been placed on desk duty. (Mia Irizarry/Facebook) More Stagner confirmed that the man who was shown harassing Irizarry was charged by the preserve’s police department. Stagner and the Forest Preserves are not the only ones upset by the video, as Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rossello tweeted about the “undignified event,” calling the man a bigot and finding fault with the first officer who “did not interfere.” “I am appalled, shocked & disturbed by the officer’s behavior,” Rossello posted in a tweet.

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