Campus Coffee Shop Evicts College Republicans

Members of the Fordham University College Republicans were asked to leave an on-campus coffee shop because their MAGA hats apparently violated the shop’s “safe space policy.”

In a video obtained by Campus Reform, the self-identified president of Rodrigue’s Coffee House, a coffee shop run by a student club, is seen telling the College Republicans they have five minutes to get out of the coffee shop . . .

A student then asked for a refund, to which the president responded, “[y]ou had some coffee… do not try to outsmart me.”

“You are threatening the integrity of our club. This is a community standard—you are wearing hats that completely violate safe space policy,” she said. “You have to take it off or you have to go.”

One of the students then asked the president to explain what she thinks the MAGA hat stands for, to which she replied, shouting: “Fascism, Nazis! You have three minutes.” (Read more from “Campus Coffee Shop Evicts College Republicans” HERE)

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Body Cam Shows ‘Execution’ of Young White Male – Officer Found Not Guilty

By TMZ. Police body cam footage shows the moment a Mesa, AZ police officer gunned down an unarmed man in a hotel hallway — a shooting where the jury found the officer not guilty of 2nd degree murder.

The 2016 shooting happened in a hotel where police were responding to a report of someone pointing a gun out a window. Philip Brailsford was one of the responding officers, and in this video you see and hear the cops barking out commands to a man and woman the moment they walk out of their room.

While attempting to take Daniel Shaver into custody … Brailsford fired his AR-15 five times, shooting and killing 26-year-old Shaver. Brailsford, who is no longer on the force, was on trial for 2nd degree murder and reckless manslaughter — until the jury returned not guilty verdicts Thursday on both counts. (Read more from “Body Cam Shows ‘Execution’ of Young White Male – Officer Found Not Guilty” HERE)

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Daniel Shaver Police Shooting Video Released

By Tom Cleary. The Mesa Police Department has released the full body camera video showing ex-Officer Philip “Mitch” Brailsford fatally shooting 26-year-old Daniel Shaver at an Arizona motel in January 2016.

Shaver, a married father of two young children, was unarmed and begged for his life in the moments before he was shot, sobbing and saying to Brailsford and the other officers, “please don’t shoot me.”

The video was made public after Brailsford was found not guilty of second-degree murder and reckless manslaughter by a Maricopa County jury on Thursday, the Arizona Republic reports. It was posted online by the attorney for Shaver’s wife, Laney Sweet, who is suing the Mesa Police Department for $75 million and had been fighting for the release of the video . . .

The video shows an intoxicated Shaver, who was staying at the motel while on a work trip and had been drinking with two people he had met earlier that night, being ordered to crawl out of the room after police responded to a report of a man pointing a gun out of the room’s window. It was later determined that Shaver had a pellet gun in the room for his pest control job, but he did not have it with him in the hallway at the time Brailsford shot him. The two motel guests who were in the room testified that Shaver had been playing with the pellet gun near the room’s window earlier . . .

In the video, Shaver is told by the officer to obey his commands and “not make a mistake” after he exits the room and gets down face-first on the floor. He tells him to keep his legs crossed and then put both of his hands out in front of him and then pull himself up into a kneeling position. As he struggles to get to his knees, the officer yells, “I said keep your legs crossed.” Shaver then apologizes and the officer says, “I didn’t say this was a conversation.” (Read more from “Daniel Shaver Police Shooting Video Released” HERE)

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Mayor Busted for Using Dead Woman’s Handicap Sticker

A Florida mayor was arrested Tuesday on accusations that she used a dead woman’s expired handicapped parking placard to park her vehicle at City Hall.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office released video that shows Davenport Mayor Teresa Bradley, 60, parking her Ford Crown Victoria in a handicapped spot at Davenport City Hall on Monday and exiting her car without any assistance.

Deputies said the handicapped placard number displayed an expiration date of October 2018, but it was determined that the true expiration date was Oct. 30, 2013.

Authorities said the placard had been issued to Evelyn Klinger Letterman, of Davenport, who died on Aug. 29, 2012.

Deputies obtained a search warrant for the mayor’s home and said they discovered two handicapped parking placards — one that had been issued to Letterman and another that had been issued to someone else who died in 2015. (Read more from “Mayor Busted for Using Dead Woman’s Handicap Sticker” HERE)

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Gone With the Wind: Los Angeles Burns

Drivers on their way to work in Los Angeles were faced with terrifying scenes along a major freeway after the fifth California wildfire this week left the hillside next to their road ablaze.

The inferno – named the Skirball Fire – has consumed more than 50 acres of land and threatens LA’s exclusive Bel Air neighborhood, UCLA and the Getty Center for the arts alongside the I-405 freeway.

The freeway is now shut down as 125 firefighters and several helicopters attempt to get the blaze under control – but early-morning commuters managed to capture this stunning footage.

As they traveled gingerly passed the ferocious fire, their cars passed just feet away from the deadly – and ever-spreading – flames.

Several people captured the surreal moment on video and shared them on social media. (Read more from “Gone With the Wind: Los Angeles Burns” HERE)

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Matt Lauer to Sandra Bullock in 2009 Interview: ‘I Have Seen You Naked’

Former “Today” show co-anchor Matt Lauer joked repeatedly about seeing Sandra Bullock naked in a newly resurfaced 2009 interview.

Bullock appeared on the “Today” show to promote her film “The Proposal,” and Lauer does not waste any time addressing the star’s nude scene.

“The major thing that’s changed since I’ve seen you last: I have seen you naked,” Lauer told Bullock.

Bullock laughed and shot back, “And I’m so sorry about that. Were you able to sleep afterwards?”

Lauer, who was all smiles, replied that the nude image of Bullock was now his computer’s screensaver. (Read more from “Matt Lauer to Sandra Bullock in 2009 Interview: ‘I Have Seen You Naked'” HERE)

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Ben and Jerry’s Welcomes Refugees on Ice Cream

It’s hard to keep track these days of the myriad instances of left-wing messaging that are pushed and promoted through our pop culture.

In an effort to justify their own hysteria during the presidency of Donald J. Trump, liberal influencers have made their creations and words more blatantly political, and even aggressive, toward those with whom they don’t see eye to eye . . .

Take Ben & Jerry’s, for example.

The company has not only put out multiple anti-Trump statements through its website and other public statements — it’s even produced packaging for some of its ice cream with a graphic that clearly reads, “Refugees Welcome.”

That’s right. Just as you’re looking to unwind from the day’s political frenzy and grab yourself a treat, you’re faced with yet another example of personal politics and platform pushing. (Read more from “Ben and Jerry’s Welcomes Refugees on Ice Cream” HERE)

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Fight Erupts During ‘It’s OK to Be White’ Speech, Speaker Arrested

A fight broke out at a speech being held at the University of Connecticut on Tueday night.

UConn’s College Republicans student group was sponsoring the appearance, entitled, “It’s OK To Be White,” featuring conservative commentator Lucian Wintrich.

Wintrich is the White House correspondent for the right-wing blog Gateway Pundit, which said the talk would be about “identity politics” in today’s cultural and political landscape.

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MIAMI BITES: Heartstopping Moment Fearsome Tiger Shark Swims Just Feet Away From Oblivious Paddlers

This is the heartstopping moment a large tiger shark swam within touching distance of oblivious beachgoers.

Unsettling drone footage shows the 8ft black predator swimming close to the Miami coastline yet chooses to appear uninterested in nearby swimmers.

At one point the shark unnervingly etches close to two swimmers enjoying a morning swim.

Photographer Kenny Melendez had been capturing scenic shots of the tourist hotspot last Friday when he noticed the 8 ft predator cruising along the Miami coast.

Speaking to GrindTV Melendez said: “I was shocked to see how close the shark got to the man, and didn’t seem to care at all that the swimmer was in its path. (Read more from “MIAMI BITES: Heartstopping Moment Fearsome Tiger Shark Swims Just Feet Away From Oblivious Paddlers” HERE)

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SHOCK VIDEO: Students Undergo ‘Disturbing Sensory Experiences’ to Drive out Prejudice

Some San Diego State University students are undergoing what organizers acknowledge is a “disturbing” series of “sensory experiences” in an attempt to drive out students’ prejudicial tendencies and help make them less oppressive.

The annual workshop, “Journey to a Shared Humanity,” is described on the university’s website as a way for organizers to get students to “step outside their comfort zone and into the shoes of those who are struggling with oppressive circumstances.”

This year, some students were required to attend the event as part of their classes. During the experience, students are walked through a darkened multipurpose room to view a series of theatrical vignettes acted out by campus leaders.

For example, in this year’s rendition, held earlier this month, students observed skits that included a black man yelling at them to stand against and face the wall and not look at him.

“Let’s go! Face the wall! Don’t look at me,” the performer yelled as if he was a drill instructor commanding recruits. Then he went on. (Read more from “SHOCK VIDEO: Students Undergo ‘Disturbing Sensory Experiences’ to Drive out Prejudice” HERE)

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White House Releases Trump’s First Christmas Card as President, 1 Huge Difference From Obama’s Card

President Donald Trump’s first annual Christmas card was unveiled Monday as part of first lady Melania Trump’s White House Christmas decorations.

“Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,” the card states, followed by signatures from Donald Trump, the first lady and their 11-year-old son Barron.

The inclusion of the word “Christmas” in the first family’s Christmas card is in stark contrast to former President Barack Obama’s Christmas cards.

The word “Christmas” was absent on all eight of the Obama’s annual Christmas cards, much to the frustration of social conservatives.

The Obama’s opted for a more secular approach in their season’s greetings, typically wishing some form of “Happy Holidays” to recipients.

“Happy holidays,” the Obama’s 2016 card read. “As our family reflects on our many happy years spent in the White House, we are grateful for the friends we’ve made, the joy we’ve shared, and the gifts of kindness we’ve received. We wish you and your loved ones a joyous holiday season and a wonderful new year.”

Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin took issue with the Obama’s refusal to mention Chrismas in their 2016 card.

Obama wasn’t the first president to leave out the word “Christmas” in the White House Christmas card in the years since former President Calvin Coolidge began the annual tradition in 1927.

Former President Herbert Hoover was the first to omit the reason for the season in 1929 when he wrote: “The President and Mrs. Hoover cordially reciprocate your holiday greetings.”

Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower became the second president to omit Chrismas in 1954 when his card read: “Season’s Greetings.”

And former President John F. Kennedy became the third president in 1961 when his card also read: “Season’s Greetings.”

Donald Trump has pledged repeatedly during and after his election victory to bring Chrismas back to the White House.

“We’re getting near that beautiful Christmas season that people don’t talk about anymore. They don’t use the word Christmas because it’s not politically correct,” Donald Trump said during a speech in October at the Values Voter Summit.

“You go to department stores and they’ll say ‘Happy New Year,’ or they’ll say other things and it’ll be red,” he added. “They’ll have it painted.”

“Well guess what? We’re saying Merry Christmas again.” (For more from the author of “White House Releases Trump’s First Christmas Card as President, 1 Huge Difference From Obama’s Card” please click HERE)

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