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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL JUST MADE ITSELF PERMANENTLY IRRELEVANT

They’ve given Colon Kaepernick their highest award. For getting down on a knee. He’s made a lot of money but I don’t see where he’s donated any of it to the causes he espouses.

This is like when the Nobel COmmittee made itself permanently irrelevant by giving Obongo a Nobel Peace Prize for being in office. Didn’t do a thing. Did not make the economy better. Did not foster job growth. Nothing. He just won an election.

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has received Amnesty International’s highest honour for his protests against racial injustice.

The human rights organisation said Kaepernick “chooses to speak out and inspire others despite the professional and personal risks”.

Kaepernick first protested by sitting during the national anthem in August 2016, before opting to kneel instead.

Other players followed suit, sparking criticism from President Donald Trump.

Kaepernick received Amnesty’s Ambassador of Conscience Award, which recognises “individuals who have promoted and enhanced the cause of human rights through their lives and by example”.

The 30-year-old has been without a team since he opted out of his contract with San Francisco in March 2017, but his protests against the treatment of black Americans, which came amid a series of deaths at the hands of armed police, remain hugely divisive in the US.

Critics claimed that Kaepernick’s actions were disrespectful to the American flag and to members of the armed forces which defend it. Angry fans posted videos of Kaepernick jerseys burning, and the sportsman said he had received death threats.

Amnesty International’s secretary general Salil Shetty described Kaepernick as “an athlete who is now widely recognised for his activism because of his refusal to ignore or accept racial discrimination”.

“Kaepernick’s commitment is all the more remarkable because of the alarming levels of vitriol it has attracted from those in power,” he added.

Accepting the award, Kaepernick said. “While taking a knee is a physical display that challenges the merits of who is excluded from the notion of freedom, liberty, and justice for all, the protest is also rooted in a convergence of my moralistic beliefs, and my love for the people.”

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SO WHO’S TELLING THE TRUTH?

He claims amnesia.

She doesn’t want him back.

Father Time was not kind to her. The link has pics.

He has risen from the dead.

A married father of three who vanished in 1990 and was later officially declared dead has come back to life.

Manhattan Surrogate’s Court Judge Rita Mella made the resurrecting ruling on April 13 — just two weeks after Easter — saying that a California amnesiac was in fact the missing man.

The undead decision ended a bizarre and nearly unbelievable six-year legal quest by Kwame Seku, 69, to regain his original identity as Winston Bright.

“He is elated,” Bright’s lawyer, Emilee Wyner, said Friday. “He was very happy to be done with this and find some finality.”

To prove he was the real deal, Bright, who continues to use his adopted name of Seku, presented the court a DNA test that matched the missing man. His mother and his siblings also testified at a hearing in 2015 that he was their missing family member.

“The court finds that Kwame Seku has established his identity,” Mella wrote in her decision.

“Winston K. Bright is no longer presumed to be deceased.”

Bright, who was a telephone utility worker, kissed his wife and children goodbye before heading to work on the morning of Oct. 12, 1990 — then never returned to their East Village home.

After years of searching, including working with NYPD detectives to track him down, Seku’s wife, Leslie, had him declared dead in 2000 in order to collect his pension and insurance.

But Bright wasn’t pushing daisies — he had actually suffered amnesia and somehow ended up in San Diego, where he stayed at a homeless shelter and slowly established a new life.

The man who didn’t know his name or past got a California court to recognize him legally as Kwame Seku. He also went to school and became a teacher.

Seku has given vague responses on how he actually determined he was Winston Bright.

During his hearing, he testified that when he visited New York City in 2008, he was recognized by an acquaintance from a Jehovah’s Witness group he belonged to before his disappearance. The acquaintance in turn notified his wife, Leslie Bright.

Seku also said that in 2008 his aunt managed to track him down in California and relayed his whereabouts to his family in New York.

He eventually began to remember bits and pieces and gingerly reconnected with his family.

He visited them for the first time in 2009.

But the homecoming wasn’t so joyful.

Leslie Bright, who still lives in the East Village, told the Daily News on Thursday that Seku is indeed her missing husband, but scoffed at his amnesia alibi since she has never seen any medical records to show he had it.

“I know if I had a family and I had amnesia, I would show them,” Bright said.

“He just expected us to believe it. I would have been shouting it off to the roof to my kids to let them know what happened.”

Seku first went to court in 2012 to regain his identity. His first petition was thrown out for lack of proof. But the DNA test helped persuade Mella.

“It’s been so long and (we) weren’t sure what was going to happen,” Wyner said.

Part of the reason he wanted to prove he was Winston was so he could collect the Verizon pension from his days working as a utility worker, according to the estranged wife.

That ruffled Leslie’s feathers since the pension currently goes to her. She said he eventually decided not to pursue the pension.

Leslie, 67, said they are still technically married but he lives in California. He calls her every three months or so, she said.

“I think he wants to be a part of my life,” she said.

Seku’s lawyer said he did not want to discuss the decision.

But she said he has found some peace with his kids. And he is close with Mary Bright, his 85-year-old mother, and his siblings.

At the hearing, Mary testified that when she first set eyes on Seku, she knew he was her missing son. He had the same mannerisms and eyes as Winston, she said.

But his wit was the dead giveaway.

“He was always making jokes and things,” she said. “He still had that sense of humor about him.”

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FUNNY HOW COPS GOT NAME, RACE AND SEX OF SHOOTER ALMOST IMMEDIATELY

But if he’d been black or muslim we’d only know it was possibly a man.

The asshole who killed 4 in a Waffle House.

Meant to post this yesterday but forgot. The point, though, remains relevant in that almost immediately there was a description listed for him.

Don’t mean to be an ass but check out the names of the vics. Then the time of the shooting.

Police are actively searching for the man accused of killing four people and injuring four others in a mass shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch early Sunday morning.

According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, the suspected gunman, 29-year-old Travis Reinking, arrived at the Waffle House on Murfreesboro Pike at 3:19 a.m. He reportedly sat in his pickup truck for three to four minutes before getting out with his AR-15 rifle wearing nothing but a green jacket.

Police said Reinking shot at two people standing outside of the restaurant and then went inside and continued shooting.

The victims killed in the attack have been identified by police as the following:

Taurean Sanderlin, 29, of Goodlettsville – Employee of Waffle House who was shot outside the restaurant
Joe Perez, 20, of Nashville – Restaurant patron who was shot outside the restaurant
21-year-old Deebony Groves from Gallatin, who was fatally wounded inside the restaurant
Akilah Dasilva, 23, of Antioch – Restaurant patron who was shot inside the restaurant and later died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Police said two victims remain hospitalized at Vanderbilt. They have been identified as 21-year-old Shanita Waggoner and 24-year-old Sharita Henderson. One of them is in critical condition.
The other is in critical but stable condition.

Two other victims were taken to TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center, including 29-year-old James Shaw Jr., who stopped the shooting. They have since been treated and released.

Police said Shaw saved many lives when he saw the suspect wrestling with the gun and interfered with him, taking it from the suspect and tossing it behind the counter. Police department spokesman Don Aaron says Shaw’s actions were similar to those of Robert Engle during the Antioch church shooting last year.

Click here to watch News4’s interview with Shaw.

After the shooting, police say Reinking fled the restaurant, shedding his jacket on a nearby street corner. The jacket was recovered by police, and officials said it contained two magazines for the AR-15.

Upon searching Reinking’s truck, MNPD’s Hazardous Devices Unit did not find explosives; however, they did recover paperwork showing he had an apartment nearby. Authorities believe Reinking went to his home at the Discovery at Mountain View apartment complex after the shooting and put on clothes.

What we know about accused Waffle House shooter Travis Reinking

A neighbor who knows Reinking spotted him walking in a wooded area near the apartment complex, wearing black pants and no shirt or shoes. K-9 officers last caught his scent near the TVA lines off Murfreesboro Pike.

A SWAT team surrounded the area around Reinking’s apartment for several hours but left after determining he was not there. Sometime around 11 a.m., officers deployed a flash-bang grenade outside the door of his apartment. Around 12:30 p.m., the SWAT team left the scene.

Neighbors in the area are on high alert. The residents who live next to Reinking were evacuated.

“Most people don’t think it could happen to or around them this close, but here I am experiencing this same thing now. I’m just being vigilant, keeping an eye out with all the things that are posted online and the updates,” said neighbor Matthew Gary.

Belmont University was also put on alert briefly Sunday afternoon after a student reportedly “saw a male walking down 15th Avenue toward Wedgewood carrying what could have been a rifle on his shoulder.” Metro police and Belmont officers searched the area but could not substantiate the report.

At this time, police say they believe the shooting was random.

Reinking has been added to the TBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted List. He is 6 feet 4 inches tall, weighs 180 pounds, and is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Anyone who sees him or knows of his whereabouts is urged to call 911, the Emergency Communications Center at 615-862-8600, Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463, or their local law enforcement agency. A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered for information leading to his arrest.

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DELTA SCREWS THE POOCH AGAIN

Woman gets fined $500 for bringing an apple into the country on an overseas Delta flight.

Anyone that travels overseas knows you just don’t bring food items into another country.

Maybe it was her first flight.

She alleges Delta failed to tell passengers to dump their food.

I know I’ve heard it on overseas flights.

If she’s right the least Delta can do is pay her fine.

One more thing: Customs are being assholes. $500?!?!?!?! And if you fly with a homosexual do you need to report you are travelling with a fruit?

A Colorado woman is facing a $500 fine from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for saving a free apple she received as a snack from Delta Air Lines on her way back to the United States from Paris, France.

Crystal Tadlock told Fox 31 Denver, toward the end of her flight from Paris, flight attendants passed out apples in plastic bags as a snack. Tadlock put the fruit in her carry-on to save for when she was hungry during the second leg of her trip.

Once Tadlock arrived in the U.S., she went through Customs and her bag was chosen to be randomly searched, Fox 31 reported. Tadlock says a Customs agent pulled out the apple in the plastic bag with Delta’s logo on it.

When questioned about the snack, Tadlock explained she received the apple from the airline and asked if she could throw it away or eat it, Fox 31 reported. The Customs agent allegedly told her no and fined her $500 for carrying the undeclared fruit.

“He had asked me if my trip to France was expensive and I said, ‘yeah.’ I didn’t really get why he was asking that question, and then he said ‘It’s about to get a lot more expensive after I charge you $500,'” said Tadlock to Fox 31.

Tadlock said the innocent mistake could end up costing her bigger than just the $500 fine – she could also lose her Global Entry Status, which allows pre-approved, low-risk travelers to have expedited clearance into the U.S.

Tadlock told Fox 31 she’s frustrated with the incident and feels Delta should not have passed the apples out to customers or should have at least reminded passengers not to take the fruit off of the plane. She also thinks Customs could have handled the situation differently after seeing the fruit was in an airline-marked bag.

“It’s really unfortunate someone has to go through that and be treated like a criminal over a piece of fruit,” said Tadlock to Fox 31.

A CBP spokesperson said in a comment to Fox News that “all agricultural items must be declared.”

“Prohibited items that are not declared by a passenger are confiscated and disposed of by CBP. More importantly, civil penalties may be assessed for failure to declare prohibited agricultural products and may range up to 1,000 dollars per first-time offense for non commercial quantities. If the items are determined to be for commercial use, violations will be assessed at a much higher rate,” the statement read.

According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website, “every fruit or vegetable must be declared to a CBP Agriculture Specialist or CBP Officer and must be presented for inspection.”

A spokesperson for Delta said in a statement to Fox News: “We encourage customers to adhere to U.S. Customs and Border Protection policies and requirements.”

Tadlock is planning to fight the charge in court.

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ENDING YOUR DAY WITH A CHUCKLE

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