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    A WHITE school bus driver has lost her job for telling a black 11-year-old boy “I don’t see a knee on your neck” when he said he was out of breath from running.  Rashad Gabriel told his mother Rose when he got off the school bus on April 9 that the female driver made the comment referencing the death of George Floyd after telling him to pull up his face mask.  ???? Read our George Floyd trial live blog for the latest updates 4Rashad Gabriel, 11, was told by a school bus driver 'I don't see a knee on your neck'Credit: WLTX 4The bus driver was referencing Derek Chauvin's murder of George FloydCredit: AP The 6th grade student had run to catch the bus to Trist Middle School in Louisiana that morning and his mask had slipped down his nose.  The boy was allegedly still upset by the comment when...
    A member of the Proud Boys guards the front stage as another member of the proud boys gives a speech during a rally at Delta Park in Portland, Oregon, on June 26, 2020. Stanton Sharpe/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images A Fresno police officer was fired after an internal investigation confirmed that he was a member of the Proud Boys. Officer Rick Fitzgerald was removed from the force Friday. Police chief Paco Balderrama said that hateful ideology has "no place in law enforcement and will not be tolerated." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A Fresno police officer was fired on Friday after an investigation revealed he was affiliated with the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group. Officer Rick Fitzgerald is no longer a member of the force following the investigation, Fresno police chief Paco Balderrama and Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer confirmed. Fitzgerald was captured on a livestream...
    JAX Taylor expressed his distaste for his ex-boss, Andy Cohen, as he said the host is "not allowed near his house" after firing. The Vanderpump Rules star was axed from the show in December of 2020 for "unknown reasons" as he and his wife Brittany Cartwright prepared for the birth of their first child. 9Jax Taylor shared his distaste for Andy CohenCredit: Getty Jax, 41, recently spoke about his relationship with the Bravo network on the Daddy Issues podcast with Joe Buck and Oliver Hudson. When asked if his leave was a positive change, he responded: "It's a huge huge relief for me. When we talked with the producers it didn't make sense for me to be totally honest." The soon-to-be father explained how he was moving forward with his life and was no longer able to sustain the partying and fighting that the show required. "We are not walking...
    Tim Peel Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The NHL fired referee Tim Peel on Wednesday after a hot mic slip-up. Peel was caught saying he wanted to give a penalty to The Nashville Predators. The NHL released a statement saying Peel's conduct was a contradiction of the league's principles. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The NHL announced that referee Tim Peel would no longer officiate games.  Peel was caught on a hot mic saying that he wanted to give a penalty against the Nashville Predators in the second period against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.  "Nothing is more important than ensuring the integrity of our game," NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Campbell said in a statement. "Tim Peel's conduct is in direct contradiction to the adherence to that cornerstone principle that we demand of our officials and that our...
    A former Disney cast member was allegedly fired for posting videos of himself drinking water from public water fountains and appearing to spit it out, raising concerns over public health at a the theme park amid heightened COVID-19 safety policies. TikTok user "showmelovejete," who claimed to be employed at Disney World, recently posted videos of himself scooping up water from different fountains at Disney Springs and then tasting them from his reusuable water bottle. He then rated each fountain's water before proceeding to spit it out, the video purports to show.  The clip, which was shared to social media last week, has been viewed nearly 7 million times as of Monday afternoon. @showmelovejete disney springs needs to up their water fountain game ##fyp ##disney ##shopping ##YesDayChallenge ##coldest @thecoldestwater ♬ Send Me on My Way - Vibe Street Days later, the TikTok user — who identified himself as Jason — claimed he was terminated from his employment as a direct result of...
    Piers Morgan branded his former CNN colleague Ana Navarro a 'treacherous little back-stabber' after she celebrated his departure from Good Morning Britain amid criticism over his comments about Meghan Markle.  Navarro, a CNN political commentator and frequent co-host on The View, took to Twitter last week following Morgan's announcement that he was leaving his anchor post at GMB after facing pushback for his reaction to Meghan and Prince Harry's bombshell Oprah interview.  'If no other change comes out of the #OprahMeghanHarry interview, that it lead to @piersmorgan getting fired again from yet another job, seems like a good outcome for the benefit of humanity,' Navarro tweeted. Morgan, who hosted his own CNN show from 2011 to 2014, hit back at Navarro on Tuesday and refuted her suggestion that he was fired from GMB's outlet ITV or CNN.  'Hi Ana, I wasn't fired by ITV (I'm still working for them) just...
    Marvel film director James Gunn is dismissing the severity of cancel culture despite how he himself was once the victim of cancel culture.  Amid the most recent cancel culture firestorm following the announcement that six books from Dr. Seuss would be discontinued for racist imagery, the "Guardians of the Galaxy" filmmaker mocked those sounding the alarm. "Stop calling everything 'cancel culture' because you're too dim to have a nuanced opinion. People can be offended by something, or think something sucks, and that's not 'cancel culture' - it's free speech," Gunn began a Twitter thread on Saturday.  JAMES GUNN LIKES TWEET BASHING GINA CARANO AFTER DISNEY FIRES 'MANDALORIAN' ACTRESS "To all of those writing me about the times people get unfairly attacked - yes, that sucks! But that doesn't mean every time someone is offended by something it's 'cancel culture.' Calling EVERYTHING that is a knee-jerk response that destroys your point," the director explained.  While...
    Tampa officer Delvin White was fired this week after bodycam footage revealed him using the n-word during a personal call and arrest last November. Tampa Police Benevolent Association Tampa officer Delvin White was fired after bodycam footage revealed him using the n-word. White was an eight-year veteran and most recently a school resource officer. The Tampa police union said it will file a formal grievance on Officer White's behalf. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Tampa officer Delvin White was fired this week after bodycam footage revealed him using the n-word during a personal call and arrest last November. White, who is a Black man, was an eight-year veteran of the department and was most recently assigned as a School Resource Officer at Middleton High School. In a statement from Tampa police, White made a personal call on November 13, 2020, when his body camera picked up...
    The novel coronavirus still exists and is deadly, despite the increasing number of Americans who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 nationwide. Health officials are continuing to recommend people follow safety precautions including wearing a mask, whether or not they have been vaccinated. But since the start of the pandemic some people have not only refused to follow safety precautions but some companies have also failed to create coronavirus protections for their employees.   What’s worse is that many of these companies are allegedly retaliating against those who speak up against their lack of safety precautions. In a recent incident, a former Trader Joe’s employee in New York said he was fired for requesting better coronavirus protection for workers. Identified as Ben Bonnema, the man sent a letter to the supermarket’s CEO requesting better protections in the workplace for COVID-19. According to Bonnema, he was fired shortly after sending the letter. ...
    WHO cautions against premature return to normal; Ivory Coast gets first COVAX vaccine shipment in UN initiative: Latest COVID-19 updates Tired of reading glasses? Eye drop submitted for FDA approval may help you read without them. A Trader Joe's worker says he was fired after writing directly to the chain's CEO calling for stronger Covid-19 safety protocols in his store. © From Trader Joe's Trader Joe's on 670 Columbus Ave in New York, NY. Ben Bonnema, a Trader Joe's employee at a store in New York City, wrote an email to Trader Joe's chief executive Dan Bane on February 26 urging the store to improve its air filtration, not allow anyone inside the store without a mask and adopt a "3 strikes" policy for removing uncooperative customers. "We put our lives on the line everyday by showing up to work. Please, show up for us by adopting...
    New York (CNN Business)A Trader Joe's worker says he was fired after writing directly to the chain's CEO calling for stronger Covid-19 safety protocols in his store. Ben Bonnema, a Trader Joe's employee at a store in New York City, wrote an email to Trader Joe's chief executive Dan Bane on February 26 urging the store to improve its air filtration, not allow anyone inside the store without a mask and adopt a "3 strikes" policy for removing uncooperative customers."We put our lives on the line everyday by showing up to work. Please, show up for us by adopting these policies," Bonnema said in his letter.Bonnema on Saturday posted the letter on Twitter and said he was fired for sending it to the CEO. He also posted a termination letter he received from Trader Joe's. Bonnema's account went viral on social media and prompted calls for a boycott of Trader...
    Montana pileup accident: Two people were injured in a 30-vehicle pileup in whiteout conditions CDC Traces Covid-19 Outbreaks in Gyms, Urging Stricter Precautions © Shoshy Ciment/Business Insider Trader Joe's Shoshy Ciment/Business Insider A New York man said he was fired by Trader Joe's after he requested the company make changes to better protect workers. Ben Bonnema said on Twitter he was fired after sending a letter to the company's CEO. In the termination letter he shared, the company said he did not share the grocery chain's "core Values." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A New York City man said he was fired by Trader Joe's after he sent a letter to the company's CEO requesting the company make several changes he said would more thoroughly protect the grocery chain's employees from COVID-19.  Load Error In a tweet Friday evening, Ben Bonnema said...
    Parler appeared to have banned its former CEO John Matze on Friday before his access to the social media site was restored later in the day. Matze believes he was banned after making several posts and comments on the platform earlier in the week including one asking his followers to join him on the messaging app Telegram, he told BuzzFeed News. 'I can confirm I was banned this morning from Parler. They seem to have reversed the decision,' Matze made in a post on the site that appears to have been deleted. 'I have not received an explanation yet. I am only confirming that this happened.'  Parler appeared to have banned its former CEO John Matze on Friday before his access to the social media site was restored Matze confirmed that he had been panned in a post he later made when his access was restored Matze...
    More On: texas Ted Cruz flew to Cancun with his family amid power crisis in Texas: source Texas power outages fall below 1 million as winter storm blamed for over 30 deaths 12 animals die at Texas primate sanctuary after power failure Texas hospitals forced to clear toilets with trash bags amid water failure The ex-Texas mayor who slammed his constituents as lazy following the epic winter storm earlier this week — which knocked out power and heat to many residents — claims his wife was fired over his blistering comments. Tim Boyd, the former mayor of Colorado City, doubled down on his remarks from Tuesday — but said his wife shouldn’t have been punished for “defending me.” “The anger and harassment you have caused my wife and family is so undeserved….my wife was laid off of her job based off the association people gave to her and the...
    New Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer is facing criticism after hiring strength and conditioning assistant Chris Doyle, who was dismissed at Iowa University in June amid accusations of racism and bullying. 'Can't make a worst (sic) first impression within a locker room than hiring an accused racist, who was fired from his previous job,' tweeted Daryl Ruiter of Cleveland radio station, WKRK. 'Terrible hire by Urban Meyer.' Doyle was accused by former Hawkeyes of mistreating and belittling African Americans, including a claim that he told a black player to 'go back to the ghetto' and threatened to put another 'back on the streets.' Other players said he joked about black people being afraid of water. The 52-year-old, who was college football's highest-paid strength coach at $800,000 a year, denied the accusations but agreed not to take any legal action against the school in exchange for a $1.1 million severance...
    The Guardian columnist Nathan Robinson said Wednesday on Twitter that he was fired from the publication after he “joked about U.S. military aid to Israel on social media.” The tweet surrounding his apparent firing, according to Robinson, was a comment where he quipped: “Did you know that the US Congress is not actually permitted to authorize any new spending unless a portion of it is directed toward buying weapons for Israel? It’s the law.” Robinson noted in a follow-up tweet that his comment was “not actually the written law,” he wrote in an article published by Current Affairs. Robinson said that after his tweet, editor-in-chief for the Guardian US, John Mulholland, emailed him with a subject line stating the information was “private and confidential.” The email, which Robinson provided in his Current Affairs article, began with Mulholland stating that Robinson “partly present[s]” himself as a columnist for the publication and...
    Fired Parler CEO John Matze says he was 'betrayed' and stabbed in the back by heiress investor Rebekah Mercer over his termination - as House Democrats demand a list of investors and creditors after it emerged Trump was offered a stake in the social media company. The 27-year-old has claimed that he was fired by the Parler board last week by after trying to ban QAnon conspiracy theories and crackdown on white supremacists on the social media app he co-founded.   He blamed Mercer, a conservative mega-donor and daughter of hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer, for his termination.    'I feel like it was a stab in the back by somebody that I thought I knew. And so for me, you know, I would never do business with her again,' Matze told Axios on HBO.  'I thought I knew her. She invited my family on trips with them and everything. I thought that she was, generally speaking, I...
    By JOSHUA GOODMAN, Associated Press Writer MIAMI (AP) — Washington lobbyist Robert Stryk continued working for El Salvador’s government even after the country’s president claimed he had annulled a $450,000 contract that had caused a wave of criticism in the poor Central American country, according to newly filed foreign lobbying records. The reports that appeared Saturday show that Stryk’s Sonoran Policy Group continued making calls to congressional offices and collected $214,000 in payments from El Salvador’s state intelligence agency even after President Nayib Bukele’s office told The Associated Press in August that it backed away from the deal. Stryk was one of the most successful lobbyists during the Trump presidency, racking up clients facing sanctions or with bruised reputations in Washington that white-shoed firms stayed away from like the governments of Venezuela and Somalia and backers of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Sonoran reported in the new filing that in the...
    MIAMI (AP) — Washington lobbyist Robert Stryk continued working for El Salvador’s government even after the country’s president claimed he had annulled a $450,000 contract that had caused a wave of criticism in the poor Central American country, according to newly filed foreign lobbying records. The reports that appeared Saturday show that Stryk’s Sonoran Policy Group continued making calls to congressional offices and collected $214,000 in payments from El Salvador’s state intelligence agency even after President Nayib Bukele’s office told The Associated Press in August that it backed away from the deal. Stryk was one of the most successful lobbyists during the Trump presidency, racking up clients facing sanctions or with bruised reputations in Washington that white-shoed firms stayed away from like the governments of Venezuela and Somalia and backers of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Sonoran reported in the new filing that in the final quarter of 2020, it...
    Former Washington state high school football coach Joe Kennedy lost his job more than five years ago for silently praying on the field after each game, but his ongoing unemployment and an extended legal battle are not enough to deter the former Marine from his fight for faith. While coaching at Bremerton High School, Kennedy began kneeling alone in a silent, 15-second prayer at the 50-yard line at the conclusion of every game. He was suspended and later fired in 2015 for refusing to stop the public practice.  FOOTBALL COACH FIRED FOR DEFYING SCHOOL PRAYER Kennedy, a retired Marine Corps gunnery sergeant who did a combat tour during Operation Desert Storm, launched an aggressive legal battle, claiming that the Bremerton school district violated his constitutional rights of free expression and religious freedom. "The First Amendment really means a lot to me," Kennedy told "America Reports" on Monday, "and it is really terrible today in America that somebody can be fired just for...
    Donald Trump has announced attorneys David Schoen and Bruce Castor will head the legal team in his second impeachment trial. The former president released a statement through his office calling the trial lawyers 'highly-respected'. He also said that both Schoen and Castor agree that the impeachment is 'unconstitutional - a fact 45 Senators voted in agreement with last week'. Trump's announcement followed reports he parted ways with his lead impeachment lawyers just over a week before the trial is set to begin, after the president insisted they argue that the election was stolen from him.  Donald Trump has announced attorneys David Schoen and Bruce Castor will head the legal team in his second impeachment trial  Butch Bowers and Deborah Barbier, both South Carolina lawyers who were expected to be among the lead attorneys for the case, are no longer with Trump's defense team.  Josh Howard, a North Carolina attorney...
    Tetra Images/Getty Images Authorities say two deputies were sent to a neighborhood in Springfield, Michigan on January 2 after a call about a suspicious person possibly soliciting. A 10-minute video recording shows La'Ron Marshall was going door-to-door collecting signatures to form a tenant organization when police arrested him. "We hold all Calhoun County sheriff deputies to a high standard," said Sheriff Steve Hinkley in a statement video.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Calhoun County deputy who arrested a Black man for collecting signatures has been fired. Authorities say two deputies were sent to a neighborhood in Springfield, Michigan on January 2 after receiving a call about a suspicious person possibly soliciting. A 10-minute video recording shows La'Ron Marshall was going door-to-door collecting signatures to form a tenant organization when police arrested him. The video starts off with police telling Marshall to put his hands behind...
    Deputies were called to the Port Charlotte Publix parking lot after receiving calls that 47-year-old Shane Gillis had been threatening his former boss A Florida man was detained in a Publix parking lot on Sunday after he repeatedly threatened his former boss over the phone before approaching authorities and his ex-employer with a Twisted Tea and a 28-inch metal pipe. The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office shared in a Tuesday Facebook that deputies were called to the Port Charlotte scene after receiving calls that 47-year-old Shane Gillis had been threatening his former boss. As deputies arrived to the parking lot located at 24051 Peachland Blvd, Gillis was overheard on the phone asserting that he 'had something' for his ex-employer, and was on his way back to Mr. Mobile RV Repair.  Gillis had been fired from his job there 'earlier this week,' authorities told the Charlotte Sun.  Gillis had been fired from his...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Five years after the death of Quintonio LeGrier, his mother says the pain is still raw. LeGrier, 19, was shot and killed by Chicago Police during a domestic disturbance call on Dec. 26, 2015. His downstairs neighbor, Bettie Jones, was also killed during the commotion. On Saturday night, his mother, Janet Cooksey, released a balloon in his honor. She expressed relief at some of the changes that have come to the Chicago Police Department. “I’m saddened every day by Quintonio’s death, but especially at Christmastime,” Cooksey said. “But if there’s one thing I’m grateful for or to be happy for Antonio, and that’s that Eddie Johnson and Robert Rialmo are no longer on the force.” A Chicago police officer shot and killed Bettie Jones (left) and Quintonio LeGrier (right) while responding to a domestic disturbance call on Dec. 26, 2015. Police said LeGrier was combative, and officers...
    CNN has confirmed it is still employing Jeffrey Toobin more than one month after he was fired from the New Yorker for allegedly masturbating on a work Zoom call, as a former colleague has broken her silence over his 'pervy' behavior. A spokesperson for the network told the New York Times Toobin remains in his role as its chief legal analyst but would not provide further comment.  The disgraced journalist, 60, was fired from the New Yorker in November following a three-week-long investigation into the alleged masturbation incident. Toobin was on an 'election simulation' video call with magazine colleagues in mid-October when, thinking he was off-camera, he allegedly pulled out his penis and masturbated in full view of the other participants.  He was immediately suspended by the New Yorker pending an investigation before being fired last month, with parent company Condé Nast telling staff in a memo it takes 'workplace matters...
    Dr Cleavon Gilman (pictured) moved his family from New York to Yuma, Arizona, in June to help with a surge of coronavirus case in the southwest An emergency room physician says he has been fired from his hospital for speaking out about the seriousness of the novel coronavirus in Arizona on social media. Dr Cleavon Gilman, who was working in New York on the frontlines early on in the pandemic, moved his family to Yuma, near the US-Mexico border, as hospitals began filling up during the summer. In late November, he went in for a shift at Yuma Regional Medical Center and was told that even thought the intensive care was at capacity, patients could not be transferred to other hospitals because none were accepting. Gilman says that after he posted a series of tweets about that, the  health care staffing company he works for told him to not...
    TOM Bergeron will NEVER return to Dancing With the Stars after he was fired and replaced by Tyra Banks. Regarding his decision to not return to the ABC show, the 65-year-old said "this train left the station." 9Tom told fans to not get their hopes up about his return to DWTSCredit: Getty Images - Getty 9The longtime host was replaced by TyraCredit: Getty Images - Getty Tom recently spoke to TV Guide about the possibility of him returning to DWTS, though he said fans should not keep their hopes up. He told the outlet: "When people say, 'I'm not gonna watch until you're back,' I say, 'Well, there's really no 'until' here.'" Tom added: "I appreciate the sentiment. "I don't hold it against anybody if they [watch]." Tom also reflected on his most memorable moments from hosting the show during the interview. 9Tom said he 'appreciates' fans wanting him to...
    CARL Lentz is planning to pursue a career on television and wants to pitch a reality show centered around him, multiple sources close to the “fame-hungry” pastor told The Sun.  The fired Hillsong leader is attempting to pivot his professional life to Hollywood due to the “damage” he’s caused his reputation in the church world after the married minister’s affair was exposed.  12Justin Bieber and fired pastor Carl Lentz have been close pals for years Credit: Getty Images - Getty 12The famous church leader has done TV appearances in the past with Oprah Credit: OWN 12The ex-pastor also appeared with the ladies of The ViewCredit: ABC Multiple insiders close to Carl, 42, have confirmed he’s motivated by “fame and money” after he moved with his wife, Laura, and their three kids to Los Angeles last week. One source alleged that Carl has “no regard” for how is actions make his...
    CARL Lentz wants to paint himself as a “victim” after his previous cheating ways were exposed - which ultimately led to his firing, a mistress of the ex pastor exclusively told The Sun. Following the explosive details of his affair with Ranin Karim, The Sun revealed that “at least three more women” have come forward with claims of a romance with the married minister. 10Carl was allegedly trying to 'play the victim' after his affair was exposed Credit: Getty Images - Getty 10Hillsong announced last week Carl was fired for 'breach of trust' 10The father-of-three admitted to cheating on his wife-of-17-yearsCredit: Instagram One of the women, who wishes to remain anonymous, alleged that Carl wanted to be the “victim” in the scenario even though she is the one who is “bleeding.” The mistress exclusively revealed to The Sun that she talked on the phone with Carl, 42, after he was...
    SOUTHERN Charm alum Thomas Ravenel called the new season of the show ‘boring’ without him. The father of three also dissed the cast, calling them ‘weak,’ after he was fired for sex assault claims. 2016 Bravo Media, LLC 5 Southern Charm alum Thomas Ravenel called the new season of the show ‘boring’ without him Getty - Contributor 5 The father of three also dissed the cast, calling them ‘weak,’ after he was fired for sex assault claims According to Us Weekly, Thomas said in a since-deleted tweet: “Is the show THAT BORING WITHOUT ME.” “Please move on [and] leave me the hell alone. I’m sorry your cast is that weak. I gone. Live with it!!” However, last month’s season seven premiere actually saw Thomas make a cameo. Thomas told Us Weekly of his short appearance in Southern Charm’s season premiere: “I just let them film a little segment with the kids as...
    JUSTIN Bieber's pastor Carl Lentz shared a tense talk with his wife outside the singer's apartment after he was fired from Hillsong Church for "infidelity." The disgraced pastor appears to be staying at the 26-year-old singer's New York City apartment amid the scandal. 17Carl and Laura were spotted having a tense conversation outside of the singer's apartmentCredit: BackGrid 17He sported an all black outfit during the outtingCredit: BackGrid 17The was seen riding a bike around the neighborhoodCredit: BackGrid 17The couple share three kidsCredit: Instagram 17Carl is close friends with JustinCredit: Instagram On Thursday morning, Carl and his wife Laura were seen having an uncomfortably serious conversation outside of the apartment building. Carl sported a black baseball cap, matching pants and long sleeve Hillsong NYC shirt, which he covered with a plaid jacket. In addition to in conversation with Laura- who was dressed in all black- Carl was also seen riding...
    JUSTIN Bieber's pastor Carl Lentz has admitted to cheating on his wife followng his firing from Hillsong New York. Carl found fame in recent years as an Instagram influencer in the controversial church, and for also mentoring singer Justin as he moved forward in his faith. He was also close friends with Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, and Oprah Winfrey. But the father of three has now shared a personal statement on Instagram, revealing that he had made choices that have "real and painful consequences." The worship leader was axed for a “a recent revelation of moral failures,” according to a statement that was allegedly sent out to church members on Wednesday.  Admitting that he "did not do an adequate job of protecting my own spirit, refilling my own soul and reaching out for the readily available help that is available," he confirmed he had had an affair and was now...
    SOUTHERN Charm alum Thomas Ravenel will make his RETURN to Southern Charm. He filmed a scene with his ex Kathryn Dennis after he was fired over rape accusations. 6Southern Charm alum Thomas Ravenel makes his RETURN to Southern Charm in a seen with his ex Kathryn DennisCredit: 2019 Bravo Media LLC 6He was fired from the show over rape accusationsCredit: Charleston County Detention Center Thomas told Us Weekly of his short appearance in Southern Charm's season premiere: “I just let them film a little segment with the kids as a favor to Kathryn. Thomas' cameo came after Kathryn briefly moved into his guest earlier this year. He continued: “I wasn’t paid. At the time, she was staying at my house in the guest room because her house was being painted and was unsafe for her and the kids.” 6Thomas told Us Weekly of his short appearance in Southern Charm's season...
    (CNN)Six months after NASCAR suspended driver Kyle Larson for using a racial slur, organization officials are welcoming him back.The racing governing body barred Larson indefinitely in April, after he said the N-word during a virtual racing event. Larson has since apologized for his actions. "I was rightly suspended by NASCAR and fired from my job with a top-tier team," he wrote in an essay, published in October on his website. "I jeopardized the livelihoods of the crew members who had poured their careers into building me fast racecars. My fans were upset. In an instant, I turned a lot of lives upside down and destroyed my own reputation." Read MoreLarson went on to explain that he took extra steps to educate himself, which included hiring a diversity coach and having multiple conversations with people who do not look like him. NASCAR driver Kyle Larson fired from racing team for using...
    Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, was wanted for murder before police killed him Sept. 3 New details have emerged in the fatal police shooting of an Antifa fugitive who was the only suspect in the murder of a Patriot Prayer supporter after a pro-Trump demonstration in Portland, Oregon. Michael Reinoehl, 48, was killed in a hail of bullets when police cornered him in Lacey, Washington on September 3, five days after he murdered Aaron 'Jay' Danielson in Portland. The case briefly shot to national prominence, after President Donald Trump called Reinoehl a 'violent criminal' and said 'there has to be retribution' - but questions have remained about the moments before Reinoehl's death. Now, investigators say that Reinoehl had his hand on a .380 caliber pistol in his right front pocket when he was shot by U.S. Marshals next to his car, and that an AR-15-style .22-caliber rifle was found in the...
    Californian investigators have concluded that police were justified in shooting dead the 30-year-old son of Tarzan actor Ron Ely in October 2019, in a ruling which will deeply disappoint the Hollywood star. Cameron Ely was shot 22 times on the grounds of the family home and died on the scene, with gunshot wounds to his torso, neck, back, buttocks and arms. A Harvard psychology graduate and talented quarterback, he had fatally stabbed his mother, Valerie Ely, 62. Cameron Ely, 30, was shot and killed by police in Santa Barbara in October 2019 Ron Ely, Cameron's father, played Tarzan from 1966-68 Ron Ely married Valerie, a former Miss Florida, and they lived at Hope Ranch in Santa Barbara His 82-year-old father, best known for playing Tarzan from 1966-68, and who was at the Santa Barbara home at the time, called the police. When officers arrived, around 8:30pm, they...
    A STATE trooper got into a car crash and died hours after learning he was would lose his job over his handling of a black man who died in custody.  Louisiana Master Trooper Chris Hollingsworth was involved in a single-vehicle accident early Monday on Interstate 20 near Monroe and hospitalized before being pronounced dead on Tuesday, according to the Ouachita Parish Coroner's Office’s chief investigator Warren Lee. 5Authorities initially said Greene died after crashing his car into a tree during a high-speed chase in May 2019Credit: AP:Associated Press No details on how the crash happened were released by police.  Hollingsworth had heard he would be fired in relation to an internal investigation into the death of Ronald Greene, 49, in May 2019.  Law enforcement officials first reported that Greene committed a traffic violation and then crashed his car into tree during a high-speed chase in a rural part of northern...
    A SECOND Parkland cop who was fired for his response to the 2018 massacre that left more than a dozen dead has been reinstated on a technicality, reports claim. Broward Sheriff Deputy Josh Stambaugh was fired 13 days too late for his inaction during the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, an arbitrator ruled earlier this week. 14A second sheriff's deputy who was fired for fleeing the scene of the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has been reinstatedCredit: AP:Associated Press 14An arbitrator reinstated the first officer, Brian Miller, after he was fired for his inaction at the massacre that left 17 people dead in FloridaCredit: ABC The disgraced deputy was fired last year for taking cover behind his truck and then driving away from the Parkland school as 17 people were fatally gunned down by Nikolas Cruz, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel....
    In this screen grab from video shot by Juanita Davis and provided by The Cochran Firm, a Clayton County, Ga., sheriff’s deputy holds down Roderick Walker while another deputy punches him while on the ground, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, following a traffic stop. Juanita Davis/Courtesy of The Cochran Firm via AP The Clayton County Sheriff's Office in Georgia has fired a sheriff's deputy after videos circulated on social media showing the deputy punching a Black man during an arrest.  The Black man, identified as Roderick Walker, was asked to step out of the vehicle during a traffic stop, and video of what happened next shows deputies pinning him to the ground and repeatedly hitting him.  The sheriff's office said it has launched an investigation into the incident.  Walker is still behind bars after being arrested on suspicion of battery and obstructing officers. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories....
    A teacher in Michigan says he was fired by a private elementary school that refused to comply with the state's mask mandate for incoming students in the fall. In an interview with Michigan Public Radio (MPR), Nathan Smith explained how he repeatedly warned Oakdale Academy's headmaster that students would face unsafe learning conditions in the fall due to the school's plans to make mask-wearing voluntary for students and continue to hold all-school gatherings in violation of orders preventing large social gatherings in the state. Smith said the school's head, David Stanton, declined to take seriously his repeated efforts to raise concerns about the school's violations, and eventually fired him after asking him to resign. Masks are required for all students under the state's Safe Schools guidelines, but it reportedly isn't clear whether local authorities will take action to force the school or others to comply. Smith has raised concerns with the...
    Ousted Fox News anchor Ed Henry's workplace misconduct was allegedly an open secret at the network long before he was fired last month, some current and former female staffers have since claimed.  Henry was fired last month after former Fox Business producer Jennifer Eckhart filed a federal lawsuit against the network and the anchorman accusing him of raping her in 2017.  Fox News said at the time of Henry's termination that they 'took swift action' against the anchor as soon as they were informed of Eckhart's allegations by her lawyer on June 25. The cable news network say they retained a law firm to investigate the allegations made by Eckhart before announcing less than a week later that they had fired Henry. Fox maintains there was no sexual harassment claims made against Henry at the network prior to Eckhart's allegation.  In interviews with the Daily Beast published on Monday, Eckhart and unnamed female Fox News female...
    SAN ANTONIO – A man who San Antonio police said brandished a handgun after he was fired from Amazon last month has been arrested. Antae Harold Janvier, 22, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, booking records show. Police said Janvier was an employee at an Amazon facility at 6422 East Campus on the far Northeast Side and was fired on July 24 by a human resources assistant. The human resources employee asked an area manager to help escort Janvier out of the Amazon building, an arrest affidavit states. Janvier went to his car then drove past the two employees and brandished a handgun, the affidavit states. Investigators said Janvier told the two employees that he was going shoot them. One employee tried to take a photo of him as the other called police. Booking records show he was arrested Wednesday. His bond has been...
    Nowadays, it is not uncommon to see acquaintances discussing social and political issues on social media. Many choose to use internal direct messages so that their conversations are not public, but in the case of a Miami resident, a conversation that he thought was private ended up being public when a friend took a photo of his chat and shared it on Twitter . It was a private conversation he had on the Instagram direct message portal with a friend that changed the life of Jonan Díaz, who worked for AT&T. “That day she decides to take a photo of the conversation we had … and she goes to Twitter, makes a post with a photo of that conversation and makes a tag to AT&T with an accusation that I am racist,” says Diaz . That tweet had a photo of that conversation about racial inequality...
    JENELLE Evans' husband David Eason has slammed MTV for not firing "racist" Cheyenne Floyd. David was axed from Teen Mom 2 in 2018 after launching a homophobic Twitter rant where he compared members of the LGBTQ+ community to dogs. 10 David Eason has slammed MTV for not firing "racist" Cheyenne FloydCredit: Getty Images   Now David wants MTV to fire Teen Mom OG star Cheyenne for comments she made about wanting "to kill every white person" in now-deleted tweets from 2012, which she has previously apologized for. He ranted on Facebook: "Cheyenne Floyd has so much 'privilege' she can say the most racist things out of anyone, delete her apology but still not fired [sic]?" He then took aim at Morgan J. Freeman when the MTV producer claimed Donald Trump chooses to ignore racism. Screenshotting Morgan's tweet, David wrote: "Morgan acts like he cares about racism but looks like he...
    Conservative activist Kyle Kashuv started a GoFundMe account on behalf of Michigan high school teacher Justin Kucera after he was fired last week. Kucera, who teaches AP social studies and coaches baseball, claims he was fired for tweeting about President Trump. He spoke with Fox & Friends on Thursday and said one of the tweets in question was about schools reopening in the fall. “I’m done being silent. @realDonaldTrump is our president. Don’t @ me,” Kucera tweeted on July 6. Kucera said he posted “a couple tweets … in support of President Trump,” which included a retweet of the commander-in-chief saying schools should reopen on time, in the fall. PARENT UNION FORMING TO COMBAT POWER OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS UNIONS VideoHe also tweeted “a reply to one of my followers who had said a comment that how it kind of sucks how liberals try to divide us and I commented back.” “I was questioned about those three tweets in...
    Hockey star and former NBC Sports commentator Jeremy Roenick is suing the network for wrongful termination, claiming they discriminated against him as a straight man after he made a sexual joke about co-host.  Roenick was fired from the network earlier in the year after he appeared on a Barstool Sports' Spittin' Chiclets podcast and said that it would be 'really good' to have a threesome with his wife and co-host Kathryn Tappen, 39. He claims that while his remarks were quickly deemed problematic, 'colorful commentary' used by ice-skater and NBC analyst Johnny Weir was ignored by executives.  Jeremy Roenick was fired from the network earlier in the year after he appeared on a Barstool Sports' podcast and made sexual comments about his co-host Kathryn Tappen NBC Sports suspended Roenick indefinitely without pay in late December after he made a series of questionable remarks about fellow hockey broadcasters Kathryn Tappen, Patrick...
    Rapper Diddy offered Nick Cannon a job following his anti-Semitic rant. The job offer comes after Cannon was fired Tuesday from ViacomCBS over his comments. ViacomCBS is the parent company of Nickelodeon and MTV among other networks. [email protected] come home to @REVOLTTV truly BLACK OWNED!!! ✊????❤️ We got your back and love you and what you have done for the culture. We are for our people first!!! For us! By US! Let’s go!!! — Diddy (@Diddy) July 15, 2020 “[email protected] come home to @REVOLTTV truly BLACK OWNED!!!” Diddy tweeted Wednesday. “We got your back and love you and what you have done for the culture. We are for our people first!!! For us! By US! Let’s go!!!” Revolt TV is a music cable network created by Diddy. Cannon called blacks the “true Hebrews” during an episode of “Cannon’s Class.” (RELATED: Nick Cannon Apologizes For Anti-Semitic Remarks) “It’s never hate...
    Instagram Two weeks ago, MTV announced the firing of Alex Kompothecras from Siesta Key. His co-stars reacted to the news in various ways, and his ex-girlfriend Juliette Porter had some choice words for people who were still supporting him after he was fired. Kompo did film with the cast and crew for the current season of the show, but MTV announced they would be re-editing the season to reduce his airtime following his allegedly racist social media posts and comments. Kompo used the n-word in a resurfaced Instagram post as well as in comments according to screenshots obtained by In Touch Weekly. He also laughed in comment sections of other racist posts.Juliette Porter Called Kompo’s Posts “Blatant Racism” View this post on Instagram My best friend & lover thank you for being you Sammy A post shared by Juliette Porter (@julietteporter) on Jul 7, 2020 at 7:52pm PDT...
    TOM Bergeron revealed that he's been fired as the host of Dancing With The Stars. The longtime host tweeted the news that he will be leaving the ABC show and told fans that he's "grateful" to have been involved with the competition series. 7 Tom announced he was fired from the show on TwitterCredit: Instagram 7 He has hosted Dancing With The Stars since the first seasonCredit: Getty Images - Getty His tweet read: "Just informed that @DancingABC will be continuing without me. "It's been an incredible 15 year run and the most unexpected gift of my career. I'm grateful for that and for the lifelong friendships made." Tom proved that he didn't let the bad news get him down and concluded the tweet with a joke. He wrote: "That said, now what am I supposed to do with all of these glitter masks?" 7 He hosted 28 seasons of...
    SAN ANTONIO – A 42-year-old man was arrested after San Antonio police say he threatened his former coworkers with a gun on the day he was fired. Quincy Maurice Atkinson has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following the incident on Wednesday, online booking records show. Police say after Atkinson was fired from his job that morning he approached a man in the company’s parking lot with a 4-foot long pole. He asked the man, who worked with him, about the whereabouts of two other employees, police said. The man “felt best to say he didn’t know” based on Atkinson’s demeanor, the affidavit states. As Atkinson walked off, the man followed him and then approached the general manager’s door. Investigators say Atkinson looked at them, pointed a gun and said he was going to return to kill the employees. Atkinson drove off but returned and parked on...
    An Amazon delivery driver was seemingly fired after he posted a video complaining about customers’ packages, even showing one customer’s address. Hide In the video, the driver shows the inside of his van and says, “I’m so tired of this dumba** job!” The video has accumulated over 8 million views and 300,000 likes in just three days. Hide The coolest Amazon driver you’ll eva meet pic.twitter.com/bcjERmDZIZ— B like T (@ItsTamaan) July 7, 2020 “These [N-word] just be ordering any and everything,” the driver says in the video. “Like, what the f*ck did you need to buy this heavy-a** table for? I gotta carry that b*tch up three flights of stairs.” Hide He then videotapes a delivery, with the address on full display, that has a special request to sing “Happy Birthday Gio.” “Oh yeah. I got something special for they *ss; they finna get a whole song...
    The director of the Miami-Dade Police Department said Thursday that he is firing an officer who was apparently seen on video hitting a woman across the face.  "As a result of an administrative investigation into the officer's conduct during this incident; it is my intent to proceed with the termination of the involved officer's employment with the Miami-Dade Police Department," Alfredo Ramirez III tweeted. "The administrative process to proceed with termination has been initiated. The MDPD holds itself accountable for its actions, and this is just another example of our commitment to do just that."    Miami filmmaker Billy Corben tweeted a video appearing to show the incident, which occurred at Miami International Airport Wednesday night. #BREAKING: @MiamiDadePD cop hits woman at Miami International Airport @iflymia #BecauseMiami pic.twitter.com/KnAVipZKtb— Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) July 2, 2020 In the video, an unmasked Black woman is heard arguing with a masked, male Miami-Dade police...
    The stepmother of fired Atlanta cop Garrett Rolfe is breaking her silence and defending him saying the 'horrible war on police officers' needs to end, as she reveals she was axed from her job in a 56-second phone call after he was hit with charges.   Melissa Rolfe says that after her stepson shot Brooks twice in a Wendy's parking lot during a botched arrest attempt on June 12, her employers initially told to take six to eight weeks of paid time off to be with her family.  But she lost her job as the human resources director of Equity Prime Mortgage in Atlanta days later on June 18. Rolfe says she'll never work for the company again and says she was fired in a 'political move' for supporting her stepson.   'I would say withhold your judgement…Let the truth come out,' Rolfe said to Fox News on Tuesday, revealing she believes...
    An employee at an air conditioning company in Iowa has been fired after he was caught on video driving a truck through Black Lives Matters protestors during an event on Saturday. Jeff Boucher who worked at Wyckoff Comfort lost his job after several clips posted to Twitter showed him carrying out the reckless maneuver after arguing with protesters. Boucher can be seen asking those blocking his pickup truck to move out of the way and quickly lost his temper. Jeff Boucher was seen driving through a crowd of protesters in Des Moines over the weekend and has now lost his job Protesters tried to get him to turn around and take an alternative route, but he eventually accelerated and drove through the crowd. No injuries were reported 'Get the f*** out of my way!' he yelled at the protestors. 'Reverse the car!' they ordered, but Boucher ignored...
    POLICE in Louisville, Kentucky, have fired Brett Hankison, one of the cops involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor. Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT nurse, was shot eight times while in bed as cops had been executing a "no-knock’" search warrant back in March. 2 Brett Hankison has been fired by the Louisville PoliceCredit: Louisville Metro Police Department 2 Breonna Taylor was shot dead in her apartment in MarchCredit: Taylor Family Hankison was previously suspended from the Louisville police force for his involvement in the nurse's death, but a letter posted on Twitter by police confirmed the move.  
    New chilling video has emerged in the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks in a Wendy's parking lot in Atlanta on June 12  New harrowing video has emerged of the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks, the black man who was killed after he was found asleep behind the wheel in a Wendy’s drive-thru. The shocking footage was captured by witness Joel Mack, who was sitting in his car in the Wendy’s drive-thru in Atlanta and saw the confrontation between Brooks and white cops Garrett Rolfe and Devin Brosnan unfold on June 12.  The chilling clip shows Rolfe and Brosnan on their knees bending over Brooks as if trying to tend to him after the shooting.   'First thing that goes through your head is, is this really happening?' Mack said to Good Morning America on Tuesday on the shooting.  He said he initially saw Garrett Rolfe tried to help 27-year-old Brooks...
    John Bolton has claimed Donald Trump told Turkey's President Erdogan he would intervene in a Southern District of New York investigation of a state-owned Turkish bank.  In an interview with ABC set to air Sunday the former National Security adviser said the move 'did feel like obstruction of justice to me'. Bolton, promoting his tell all memoir, said he had 'never heard any president say anything like that. Ever.' His comments were recorded before Geoffrey Berman, head of the Southern District of New York attorney's office, was fired Saturday. His removal sparking uproar and triggering an inquiry by Democratic lawmakers. Exclusive DailyMail.com pictures show Berman, known for probing allies of Trump, leaving his office for the final time Saturday. He had been in the role 2018.    Bolton alleges that Trump sought to cut a deal to stop federal prosecutors in New York from investigating whether Halkbank violated U.S. sanctions against...
    Attorney General William Barr on Saturday said President Trump had fired Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York who had investigated some of Mr. Trump's associates. Barr had announced late Friday that Berman would be stepping down, but Berman said in a statement shortly afterward that "I have not resigned" and that he learned that he was "stepping down" via a press release. In a letter to Berman on Saturday, Barr wrote that he was "surprised and quite disappointed" after seeing Berman's comments. "Because you have declared that you have no intention of resigning, I have asked the President to remove you as of today, and he has done so," Barr wrote. "By operation of law, the Deputy United States Attorney, Audrey Strauss, will become the Acting United States Attorney, and I anticipate that she will serve in that capacity until a permanent successor...
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