web analytics
a

Facebook

Twitter

Copyright 2015 Libero Themes.
All Rights Reserved.

8:30 - 6:00

Our Office Hours Mon. - Fri.

703-406-7616

Call For Free 15/M Consultation

Facebook

Twitter

Search
Menu
Westlake Legal Group > News and News Media (Page 47)

Trump’s ‘Go Back’ Tweets Leave No Room for Doubt – The president has ripped the band-aid off any reassuring notions the U.S. had about the progress of civil rights and the withering of racism.

If there are Trump supporters that deny Trump is racist and ask for evidence, you can give them this list:

  1. Trump questioned whether Judge Curiel could be impartial because of Judge Curiel’s Mexican heritage. This lead to Paul Ryan, the Republican Speaker of the House at the time, calling Trump’s remarks about Judge Curiel as “textbook definition of a racist comment”:

Claiming a person can’t do their job because of their race is sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment

2. During a meeting with Congressmen, Trump wondered why immigrants to the US couldn’t come from countries like Norway instead of “shithole” African countries, and other “shithole” countries like El Salvador and Haiti

3. The Central Park Five, who were all African American, were cleared of their charges. But despite being cleared of their charges, Trump continued to insist they were guilty.

4. For the longest time, Trump continued to ask for Obama’s birth certificate, questioning whether Obama was American and insinuating that Obama was born in Kenya, presumably because Obama is black. It is well known that Obama was born in Hawaii. Obama eventually released his birth certificate in 2011 to put an end to this conspiracy theory by Trump. Despite Obama releasing his birth certificate, Trump would deliberately continue with this conspiracy theory against Obama for another 5 years until the 2016 election when the media put enough pressure on Trump to admit Obama was born in the USA.

5. “In 1973, Richard Nixon’s Department of Justice sued the Trump family business for refusing to rent or negotiate rentals ‘because of race and color’.”

6. Trump defended the Neo-Nazis at the Charlottesville by claiming there were “very fine people on both sides.” And this came after footage of the Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville chanting Nazi slogans such as “blood and soil” while holding Tiki torches the night before the protest.

7. And of course, Trump’s tweets asking a group of 4 Congresswomen to go back to their “country” even though 3 of them were born in the USA. Trump likely made the tweet because all 4 Congresswomen were not Caucasian.

There are many more instances of Trump’s racism:

https://www.reddit.com/r/esist/comments/6pm4ns/tonight_i_was_asked_by_a_fellow_reddit_user_who/

https://www.reddit.com/r/EnoughTrumpSpam/comments/65h3b6/a_final_response_to_the_tell_me_why_trump_is/

http://fortune.com/2016/06/07/donald-trump-racism-quotes/

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Trump’s ‘Go Back’ Tweets Leave No Room for Doubt – The president has ripped the band-aid off any reassuring notions the U.S. had about the progress of civil rights and the withering of racism.

If there are Trump supporters that deny Trump is racist and ask for evidence, you can give them this list:

  1. Trump questioned whether Judge Curiel could be impartial because of Judge Curiel’s Mexican heritage. This lead to Paul Ryan, the Republican Speaker of the House at the time, calling Trump’s remarks about Judge Curiel as “textbook definition of a racist comment”:

Claiming a person can’t do their job because of their race is sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment

2. During a meeting with Congressmen, Trump wondered why immigrants to the US couldn’t come from countries like Norway instead of “shithole” African countries, and other “shithole” countries like El Salvador and Haiti

3. The Central Park Five, who were all African American, were cleared of their charges. But despite being cleared of their charges, Trump continued to insist they were guilty.

4. For the longest time, Trump continued to ask for Obama’s birth certificate, questioning whether Obama was American and insinuating that Obama was born in Kenya, presumably because Obama is black. It is well known that Obama was born in Hawaii. Obama eventually released his birth certificate in 2011 to put an end to this conspiracy theory by Trump. Despite Obama releasing his birth certificate, Trump would deliberately continue with this conspiracy theory against Obama for another 5 years until the 2016 election when the media put enough pressure on Trump to admit Obama was born in the USA.

5. “In 1973, Richard Nixon’s Department of Justice sued the Trump family business for refusing to rent or negotiate rentals ‘because of race and color’.”

6. Trump defended the Neo-Nazis at the Charlottesville by claiming there were “very fine people on both sides.” And this came after footage of the Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville chanting Nazi slogans such as “blood and soil” while holding Tiki torches the night before the protest.

7. And of course, Trump’s tweets asking a group of 4 Congresswomen to go back to their “country” even though 3 of them were born in the USA. Trump likely made the tweet because all 4 Congresswomen were not Caucasian.

There are many more instances of Trump’s racism:

https://www.reddit.com/r/esist/comments/6pm4ns/tonight_i_was_asked_by_a_fellow_reddit_user_who/

https://www.reddit.com/r/EnoughTrumpSpam/comments/65h3b6/a_final_response_to_the_tell_me_why_trump_is/

http://fortune.com/2016/06/07/donald-trump-racism-quotes/

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

‘1950s racism straight from the White House’: Trump’s tweets revolt politicians around the world

Westlake Legal Group W_vZLIrm0oMQ4yRaa2TsjB_CQaoDkPL_JHX-bYhFqwU ‘1950s racism straight from the White House’: Trump’s tweets revolt politicians around the world r/politics

The thing that gets me, the thought that continues to twirl through my head, is why, WHY, among all of this other shit, is it so easy for us to move from atrocity to atrocity? As someone who has been following the news daily since before the election, I still have a hard time gathering my thoughts about all of the shitty things this man has done.

Like we’re here talking about racist comments, and it’s terrible, just not anywhere close to where we thought we’d be as a country in this day and age. But the dude is still roaming around influencing people. Like wtf, are we ever going to do anything about this? I mean it seems pretty fucking straightforward, who do I blame? How can we let this go on?

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Boxing great Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker killed after being hit by car, Virginia Beach police say

Westlake Legal Group PERNELL-WHITAKER1 Boxing great Pernell 'Sweet Pea' Whitaker killed after being hit by car, Virginia Beach police say Ryan Gaydos fox-news/sports/boxing fox news fnc/sports fnc e448e224-16da-57ca-8769-f07a77c14d47 article

Retired boxer Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker, who held world titles at four weight classes, has been killed after being hit by a car, Virginia Beach police said Monday.

An emergency call came in Sunday night about a vehicle-pedestrian accident and when officers arrived at the scene they located an adult male who was hit by a vehicle, police said in a news release.

Whitaker was identified as the victim. Police said he died at the scene.

Police were still investigating the incident.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Westlake Legal Group PERNELL-WHITAKER1 Boxing great Pernell 'Sweet Pea' Whitaker killed after being hit by car, Virginia Beach police say Ryan Gaydos fox-news/sports/boxing fox news fnc/sports fnc e448e224-16da-57ca-8769-f07a77c14d47 article   Westlake Legal Group PERNELL-WHITAKER1 Boxing great Pernell 'Sweet Pea' Whitaker killed after being hit by car, Virginia Beach police say Ryan Gaydos fox-news/sports/boxing fox news fnc/sports fnc e448e224-16da-57ca-8769-f07a77c14d47 article

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Trump administration announces major crackdown on asylum seekers

Westlake Legal Group AP19182007508074 Trump administration announces major crackdown on asylum seekers Ronn Blitzer Judson Berger fox-news/us/immigration fox news fnc/politics fnc article 87f192ca-9c02-567b-be88-b5af41ce1dab

The Trump administration on Monday announced a sweeping new policy tightening restrictions for asylum seekers, in a move that could drastically reduce the number of migrants eligible to enter the United States in this way.

The new rule, published in the Federal Register, would require most migrants entering through America’s southern border to first seek asylum in one of the countries they traversed – whether in Mexico, in Central America, or elsewhere on their journey. In most cases, only if that application is denied would they then be able to seek asylum in the United States.

LINDSEY GRAHAM CLAIMS BORDER FRAUD SO PREVALENT ‘A TERRORIST COULD EASILY GET IN’

“While the recent supplemental funding was absolutely vital to helping confront the crisis, the truth is that it will not be enough without targeted changes to the legal framework of our immigration system,” Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan said in a statement. “Ultimately, today’s action will reduce the overwhelming burdens on our domestic system caused by asylum-seekers failing to seek urgent protection in the first available country, economic migrants lacking a legitimate fear of persecution, and the transnational criminal organizations, traffickers, and smugglers exploiting our system for profits.”

Sure to ignite a new firestorm over the administration’s immigration approach, the new policy follows the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols, commonly referred to as the “remain in Mexico” policy. Under that policy, asylum seekers were often told to go back to Mexico to await hearings, rather than be allowed to remain in the U.S.

Democrats railed against that policy, with 2020 hopeful Beto O’Rourke calling it “inhumane.”

The latest change is meant to crack down on asylum seekers coming to the U.S. more for economic reasons than to escape persecution in their home countries. The new policy does include a couple other exceptions, mainly for certain victims of human trafficking.

Reducing the number of asylum seekers would ease the burden on federal agencies currently overwhelmed by the number of people looking to enter the United States. Children and adults crossing illegally are often separated, with the children placed in detention facilities that are lacking in resources, resulting in outcries against the administration’s current practices.

SEN. TED CRUZ: TO SECURE OUR BORDER, TAKE THESE IMPORTANT AND EFFECTIVE ACTIONS

“This Rule is a lawful exercise of authority provided by Congress to restrict eligibility for asylum,” Attorney General Bill Barr said in a statement. “The United States is a generous country but is being completely overwhelmed by the burdens associated with apprehending and processing hundreds of thousands of aliens along the southern border. This Rule will decrease forum shopping by economic migrants and those who seek to exploit our asylum system to obtain entry to the United States—while ensuring that no one is removed from the United States who is more likely than not to be tortured or persecuted on account of a protected ground.”

Westlake Legal Group AP19182007508074 Trump administration announces major crackdown on asylum seekers Ronn Blitzer Judson Berger fox-news/us/immigration fox news fnc/politics fnc article 87f192ca-9c02-567b-be88-b5af41ce1dab   Westlake Legal Group AP19182007508074 Trump administration announces major crackdown on asylum seekers Ronn Blitzer Judson Berger fox-news/us/immigration fox news fnc/politics fnc article 87f192ca-9c02-567b-be88-b5af41ce1dab

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

'Snakes and other critters' join flooding, tornadoes as Barry's latest threat

CLOSEWestlake Legal Group icon_close 'Snakes and other critters' join flooding, tornadoes as Barry's latest threat

Tropical Depression Barry was a hurricane when it hit Cypremort Point, Louisiana. USA TODAY Network drone pilots captured video of flooding there. USA TODAY

Hurricane Barry, quieted to a tropical depression Monday, remained a dangerous storm that threatened flooding, tornadoes and a new concern – snakes.

Authorities in St. Tammany Parish, 50 miles north of New Orleans, said the area “may have dodged a bullet” when Barry gave the area only a glancing blow. But residents were urged to look for updates on social media. One of those was a post on Facebook.

“If the area you live in has high water, watch out for snakes and other critters who are trying to escape the flood waters as well,” the Fire Protection District warned.

Elsewhere, the storm was not over. Bands of heavy rain spread across Louisiana, Mississippi and eastern Arkansas. The risk for major flooding hung over the region that could see up to two feet of rain before skies clear later Monday, AccuWeather forecast.

The heaviest rain may pour down at rates of 2-4 inches per hour.

“Our greatest concern is for torrential rain that would result in life-threatening flooding,” AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski said.

Kottlowski said the risk for some flooding was spreading north into parts of Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri. Parts of Mississippi and Alabama were among areas where tornadoes were a possibility, he said.

Hurricane Barry pushed ashore along the Louisiana coast west of New Orleans on Saturday and quickly weakened to a tropical storm. In Louisiana, power outages topped 150,000 on Sunday and the National Guard was out in force. But Gov. John Bel Edwards said he was grateful the state was not hammered as badly as had been feared.

“I, for one, am extremely grateful that the forecasted rains and flooding did not materialize,” Edwards said. “This is a storm that could have played out differently.”

Still, Baton Rouge was setting a new record every day. The Mississippi River rose above flood stage in January and has not dropped below that mark since, AccuWeather said. And it may not do so until summer’s end.

The silver lining: The sun was forecast to shine on Tuesday.

Autoplay

Show Thumbnails

Show Captions

Read or Share this story: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/07/15/barry-flooding-tornadoes-snakes-critters-left-storms-wake/1732319001/

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

'Snakes and other critters' join flooding, tornadoes as Barry's latest threat

CLOSEWestlake Legal Group icon_close 'Snakes and other critters' join flooding, tornadoes as Barry's latest threat

Tropical Depression Barry was a hurricane when it hit Cypremort Point, Louisiana. USA TODAY Network drone pilots captured video of flooding there. USA TODAY

Hurricane Barry, quieted to a tropical depression Monday, remained a dangerous storm that threatened flooding, tornadoes and a new concern – snakes.

Authorities in St. Tammany Parish, 50 miles north of New Orleans, said the area “may have dodged a bullet” when Barry gave the area only a glancing blow. But residents were urged to look for updates on social media. One of those was a post on Facebook.

“If the area you live in has high water, watch out for snakes and other critters who are trying to escape the flood waters as well,” the Fire Protection District warned.

Elsewhere, the storm was not over. Bands of heavy rain spread across Louisiana, Mississippi and eastern Arkansas. The risk for major flooding hung over the region that could see up to two feet of rain before skies clear later Monday, AccuWeather forecast.

The heaviest rain may pour down at rates of 2-4 inches per hour.

“Our greatest concern is for torrential rain that would result in life-threatening flooding,” AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski said.

Kottlowski said the risk for some flooding was spreading north into parts of Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri. Parts of Mississippi and Alabama were among areas where tornadoes were a possibility, he said.

Hurricane Barry pushed ashore along the Louisiana coast west of New Orleans on Saturday and quickly weakened to a tropical storm. In Louisiana, power outages topped 150,000 on Sunday and the National Guard was out in force. But Gov. John Bel Edwards said he was grateful the state was not hammered as badly as had been feared.

“I, for one, am extremely grateful that the forecasted rains and flooding did not materialize,” Edwards said. “This is a storm that could have played out differently.”

Still, Baton Rouge was setting a new record every day. The Mississippi River rose above flood stage in January and has not dropped below that mark since, AccuWeather said. And it may not do so until summer’s end.

The silver lining: The sun was forecast to shine on Tuesday.

Autoplay

Show Thumbnails

Show Captions

Read or Share this story: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/07/15/barry-flooding-tornadoes-snakes-critters-left-storms-wake/1732319001/

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Trump Accuses 4 Democratic Congresswomen of Spewing ‘Racist Hatred’

Westlake Legal Group 15dc-trump-facebookJumbo Trump Accuses 4 Democratic Congresswomen of Spewing ‘Racist Hatred’ United States Politics and Government Trump, Donald J tlaib, rashida Republican Party Pressley, Ayanna Omar, Ilhan Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria House of Representatives discrimination

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday increased his attacks on four freshman Democratic congresswomen and warned the party about uniting “around the foul language & racist hatred spewed” from the four American women whom he recently told to “go back” to their own countries.

Fellow Republicans have been reluctant to publicly respond to Mr. Trump’s comments, widely seen as racist and directed at four liberal Democrats who have been at odds with the party leadership: Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna S. Pressley of Massachusetts. Three of the four were born in the United States.

[Analysis: No president in modern times has made appeals to the resentments of white Americans as overtly as President Trump.]

Instead of walking back his remarks, Mr. Trump accused the women themselves of using racist hatred and demanded that they issue their own apologies to him and “the people of Israel.”

“So many people are angry at them & their horrible & disgusting actions!” he wrote.

Mr. Trump’s early morning Twitter assault also addressed tensions from earlier this year when Ms. Omar sent jolts through her own party when she criticized Israel and suggested that advocates for Israel were pushing for “allegiance to a foreign country.”

On Sunday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to the president and suggested he was advocating white nationalism.

“When @realDonaldTrump tells four American Congresswomen to go back to their countries, he reaffirms his plan to ‘Make America Great Again’ has always been about making America white again,” she said in a Twitter post.

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Sadie Roberts-Joseph, founder of African American history museum found dead in trunk, set for autopsy

Westlake Legal Group c3273f49-Sadie-Roberts-Joseph-Baton-Rouge-Police-Department Sadie Roberts-Joseph, founder of African American history museum found dead in trunk, set for autopsy Nicole Darrah fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/louisiana fox-news/us/crime/police-and-law-enforcement fox-news/us/crime/homicide fox-news/us/crime fox-news/politics/state-and-local fox news fnc/us fnc article 2c21648b-3540-5c8c-a10f-63ecf1c2e8a1

Louisiana cops hunting the killer of an African American history museum founder — who was discovered last week in a car trunk — planned an autopsy Monday in the “heinous” murder, as friends and lawmakers eulogized the civil rights activist as “a mother of the community.”

Sadie Roberts-Joseph was discovered in a vehicle parked just three miles from where she lived in Baton Rouge, where she founded and served as curator of the Baton Rouge African American Museum, which opened in 2001.

Investigators have been tight-lipped about potential suspects or a possible motive, but two city politicians close to Roberts-Joseph — Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Louisiana Rep. C. Denise Marcelle — confirmed her murder in separate social media posts.

FOUNDER OF LOUISIANA AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM FOUND DEAD IN CAR TRUNK: POLICE

Broome wrote on Instagram on Sunday she learned of the death “of a dear friend and a mother of the community” just as now-tropical depression Barry was bearing down on Louisiana.

Describing Roberts-Joseph’s death as “such shocking news,” Broome announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone connected to Roberts-Joseph’s death.

HUMAN REMAINS FOUND ON KENTUCKY PROPERTY IDENTIFIED AS MISSING MOM SAVANNAH SPURLOCK, POLICE ANNOUNCE

On Friday, Marcelle posted to Facebook that Roberts-Joseph “was found murdered.”

“This woman was amazing and loved her history. She never bothered anyone, just wanted to expand her African American Museum downtown, where she continually hosted the Juneteenth Celebration yearly,” she wrote.

The website of the city’s visitor bureau says the museum Roberts-Joseph founded features African art, exhibits on growing cotton and black inventors as well as a 1953 bus from the period of civil rights boycotts in Baton Rouge.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

The Baton Rouge Police Department called the 75-year-old “a tireless advocate of peace in the community” and a “treasure” who will be missed.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the department at 225-389-4869.

Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.

Westlake Legal Group c3273f49-Sadie-Roberts-Joseph-Baton-Rouge-Police-Department Sadie Roberts-Joseph, founder of African American history museum found dead in trunk, set for autopsy Nicole Darrah fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/louisiana fox-news/us/crime/police-and-law-enforcement fox-news/us/crime/homicide fox-news/us/crime fox-news/politics/state-and-local fox news fnc/us fnc article 2c21648b-3540-5c8c-a10f-63ecf1c2e8a1   Westlake Legal Group c3273f49-Sadie-Roberts-Joseph-Baton-Rouge-Police-Department Sadie Roberts-Joseph, founder of African American history museum found dead in trunk, set for autopsy Nicole Darrah fox-news/us/us-regions/southeast/louisiana fox-news/us/crime/police-and-law-enforcement fox-news/us/crime/homicide fox-news/us/crime fox-news/politics/state-and-local fox news fnc/us fnc article 2c21648b-3540-5c8c-a10f-63ecf1c2e8a1

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com 

Donald Trump says the House Democrats he insulted should apologize day after his 'go back' tweets

CLOSEWestlake Legal Group icon_close Donald Trump says the House Democrats he insulted should apologize day after his 'go back' tweets

President Donald Trump says Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made up the story of immigrants drinking out of toilets at U.S. border detention centers. USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – Under fire for what many called racist tweets, President Donald Trump said Monday that the minority Democratic congresswomen he said should “go back” to other countries are the ones who should apologize.

“When will the Radical Left Congresswomen apologize to our Country, the people of Israel and even to the Office of the President, for the foul language they have used, and the terrible things they have said,” Trump tweeted. “So many people are angry at them & their horrible & disgusting actions!”

He did not detail those alleged actions.

On Sunday, Trump tweeted of four minority female House members: “Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done” – this even though three of the four targets were born in the United States.

Trump’s tweets were directed tweets at four Muslim, Hispanic, and black House freshmen members known as “the Squad:” Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.

THE ‘SQUAD’ REACTS: ‘This is what racism looks like’: Congresswomen react to Trump’s ‘go back’ tweetstorm

The first three were born in the United States; Omar came to the United States as a refugee from Somalia before she was a teenager.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Trump’s “xenophobic” comments reflect that “his plan to ‘Make America Great Again’ has always been about making America white again.” 

“Our diversity is our strength and our unity is our power,” Pelosi said.

Pelosi has clashed with the very same House members Trump attacked. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar and others say Pelosi and the Democratic leadership have been too cautious on issues ranging from environmental legislation to the proposed impeachment of Trump.

Trump’s tweets, however, united the Democrats in condemnation of the president’s racial tactics.

“THIS is what racism looks like,” Pressley tweeted. 

Tlaib responded to Trump by tweeting: “Yo @realDonaldTrump, I am fighting corruption in OUR country. I do it every day when I hold your admin accountable as a U.S. Congresswoman. Detroit taught me how to fight for the communities you continue to degrade & attack. Keep talking, you’ll be out of the WH soon. #TickTock.”

Trump, who is seeking re-election in 2020, has indicated he would seek to link members of “The Squad” to Democrats in general. In his Monday tweets, he cited their views on the Middle East as a flashpoint.

“It will be interesting to see how it plays out,” Trump tweeted. “I can tell you that they have made Israel feel abandoned by the U.S.”

Few Republicans have commented on Trump’s tweets; GOP lawmakers have been all but silent.

Rep. Justin Amash, a Michigan congressman who recently left the Republican Party, tweeted back at Trump: “To tell these American citizens (most of whom were born here) to ‘go back’ to the “crime infested places from which they came” is racist and disgusting.”

Read or Share this story: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/07/15/donald-trump-says-house-democrats-he-insulted-should-apologize/1732314001/

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com