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San Francisco 49ers defensive back releases Colin Kaepernick tribute song

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A San Francisco 49ers defensive back released a song Friday dedicated to former quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Antone Exum revealed in June he would be releasing the track to address police brutality and perceived injustices in the police force. The song “Officer Kaepernick” was released on the website HipHopDX.

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“I think it was one or two years ago,” Exum explained to the website about the track’s origins. “I would say probably one or one and a half years ago when I wrote this record, but it wasn’t recent at all. It was, actually, going to be a throwaway, but for some reason, I didn’t throw it away because it just meant…it goes.”

Exum said his song isn’t about all police officers.

“Kaepernick did not take a knee for our good serving soldiers like yourself or even the good cops out there that we have,” he said. “Good cops, the government officials, good judges, good… prison workers like all of that stuff. That’s not why he took a knee he simply was taking a knee for the catastrophic instances that went down.”

Exum, who is going into his third season with the Niners, told TMZ Sports in June he wasn’t concerned about any potential backlash from the song.

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Kaepernick hasn’t played a down of football since the 2016 season. He created a firestorm when he took a knee during the national anthem in order to protest perceived racial injustices in the U.S.

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Are you OK with a racist president, Republicans?

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Which is why the whole “Are you okay with a racist president” shaming isn’t going to have the intended effect.

They don’t answer the question with a yes or no. They turn it around with a how dare you! They can’t be racist because their favorite baseball player is a Puerto Rican and they love Will Smith’s music. Racist is such a dirty word, that just can’t be them.

And while we’re calling them on their racist bullshit, they’re shooting back with the things that they claim really matter – the economy has never been stronger, black unemployment is at its lowest point since 1865, the whole world respects us again.

They don’t care about racism because they refuse to understand anything about it. We need to hit them with how soft and recession-vulnerable our big beautiful economy is. They need to understand how black unemployment being low isn’t an indicator of social justice – having a job isn’t the social equalizer it once was. $12/hour jobs don’t come with insurance anymore, and they sure as hell don’t make suburban living possible. And on the world respecting us, I don’t know what the answer is to that one. They just deny every poll you show them.

Sometimes I think maybe it is good, letter the science deniers call the shots for a bit. Defund cancer research hard enough, it won’t be the GenXers and millenials you kill off, at least not immediately. Maybe that can be the one stupid thing the Boomers do that finally shoots them in the foot harder than it shoots everybody else?

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Trump immigration change would all but end asylum requests for Central American migrants

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Taken into custody at the border, David Xol was sent back to gang-ridden rural Guatemala — but his son was held in detention. Now 9 years old and sheltered by a loving Texas family, Byron Xol may be returned to his parents and homeland. (July 12) AP, AP

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration moved Monday to prevent most migrants from claiming political asylum in the United States, requiring them to make their claims in other countries first.

A new proposed rule will almost certainly be challenged in court. Previous administration attempts to restrict asylum claims have been struck down.

The current proposal “will decrease forum shopping by economic migrants and those who seek to exploit our asylum system to obtain entry to the United States,” Attorney General William Barr said in a statement.

Lee Gelernt, an ACLU attorney who led the lawsuit that forced the administration to reunite more than 2,800 migrant families separated under Trump’s failed “zero tolerance” policy, said Monday morning his team would be filing a lawsuit soon against Trump’s latest move.

“The rule is unlawful, period,” Gelernt said. “We will be in court immediately to block the rule. It effectively ends asylum for anybody approaching the southern border and could not be more inconsistent with our country’s commitment to provide safe haven for those fleeing danger.”

Under the new rule published Monday in the Federal Register, asylum seekers who pass through another country first will be ineligible for asylum at the U.S. southern border. They would have to make their claim in that other country under the so-called “safe third country” rule, which would also apply to unaccompanied children.

The proposal does provide some limited exceptions. Barr said the government will work to make sure 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.”

The plan is scheduled to got into effect Tuesday.

Critics said the practical effect is to all but end asylum requests, and they predicted the courts would strike down the effort.

It’s unclear how much other countries would cooperate with the U.S. on new asylum rules.

Trump was supposed to meet Monday with Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales to discuss a “safe third country” agreement for asylum seekers. But Guatemala announced the meeting had been canceled because the courts are considering whether Morales can make such an agreement.

“The government of the republic reiterates that at no moment has it contemplated signing an agreement to convert Guatemala into a safe third country,” the government said in a statement.

The new proposal is just the latest attempt by the Trump administration to unilaterally limit or halt Central Americans from requesting asylum at the southwest border. And like the others, this attempt is likely to be challenged in federal court.

In June of 2018, the Department of Justice introduced a new policy cutting off asylum for victims of domestic abuse and gang violence. In November, Justice and Homeland Security issued a new plan to block migrants who enter the country illegally from requesting asylum. Both those policies were blocked by federal judges.

Starting in December, the administration tried a different approach. Homeland Security announced a “Remain in Mexico” plan to force Central Americans who have applied for asylum to return to Mexico to await the outcome of their application. That policy was temporarily blocked by a federal judge, but the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals – a long-time target of Trump over its rulings striking down several of his policies – handed the president a victory and allowed the policy to go into effect.

That policy, formally known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, has led to more than 10,000 migrants returning to Mexico where they are living in Mexican border towns waiting for word.

In April, Trump proposed yet another strategy when he signed a presidential memorandum ordering Justice and Homeland Security to create new rules that would, for the first time, require asylum-seekers to pay an application fee. The president said such a fee is necessary to ensure the asylum system isn’t being undermined by false asylum claims, but critics contend it’s simply an attempt to punish Central Americans migrants who are already poor and vulnerable.

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New Jersey Devils mascot shatters window at child’s birthday party

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The New Jersey Devils mascot might have partied too hard Sunday.

The mascot, NJ Devil, was at a child’s birthday party in New Jersey when he ran into and shattered a glass window during a parachute game with several children.

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The “breaking” news was caught on video and The Devils posted the footage to the team’s Instagram account.

Another parent posted a video on their Twitter account showing a different angle of the strange incident.

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Nobody was injured, according to one parent.

It’s unclear what the mascot was trying to accomplish by running straight into the window. One commenter suggested it was “practicing storming Area 51.”

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NFL linebacker Derrick Morgan announces retirement at age 30

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Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan was also previously critical of the NFL’s brain research after a congressional report accused the league of attempting to improperly influence government study. Jason Wolf / The Tennessean

After a nine-year NFL career spent entirely with the Tennessee Titans, Derrick Morgan is hanging up his cleats.

Morgan, 30, announced his retirement via Instagram on Monday morning. The Titans drafted the outside linebacker out of Georgia Tech with the 16th overall pick in 2010.

He had 44.5 sacks in his career, which ranks sixth in franchise history.

“It’s been real,” Morgan wrote in his Instagram post. “I’ve been playing this game since I was 9 years old. Over the years it’s brought a lot of struggle, triumph, adversity and joy to my life. It’s help shape me into the man I am today. But for the longest the game was ‘who I was’..it was my IDENTITY. I didn’t know who Derrick Morgan was outside of this game. I tried to shake this reality in a business that tells you your value IS your performance. However the one thing that helped me evolve as a man over the years was knowing that I couldn’t play this game forever..that there was life after football. I realized early on the importance of this platform and my goal has been to use it for good.”

Morgan was a leader in the locker room for the Titans but also used his platform to speak on larger issues. In 2016, he vocalized his desire for the NFL to research cannabis for football injuries such as CTE. In April, he spoke out on social activism in the NFL.

He had 306 total tackles, 54 tackles for a loss and five forced fumbles while making 106 starts. But his numbers and effectiveness sagged a season ago — the final season of a four-year, $27 million deal — when he dealt with shoulder and knee injuries and had just half a sack and 25 total tackles in 13 games.

Per Morgan’s Instagram post, he had a “strong inclination going into (the 2018 season) that this would be my last.”

“I wanted to leave the game on my OWN terms. And over 9 years, 5 head coaches, 9 surgeries, and seeing a locker room turn over multiple times I am thankful to say that I accomplished both of these goals,” Morgan wrote on Instagram. “It’s been a pure blessing to live out a childhood dream and I’m THANKFUL to the @titansorganization for giving me my shot, my fans, friends and family over the years who’ve been a huge support and most importantly God for bringing me this far. I always hated the word ‘retire’ it insinuates sitting on the beach and playing golf everyday (both good things) but I like the word ‘transition” better. I’m looking forward to this next phase of life and doing purposeful work through @kngdm_group and helping to create more opportunities for those who are underserved and overlooked. Once again thank you for the support And please stay tuned. I’m just getting started.”

Reach Erik Bacharach at ebacharach@tennessean.com and on Twitter @ErikBacharach.

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Toronto Blue Jays’ Ken Giles suffers nerve inflammation in pitching elbow after massage, manager says

Toronto Blue Jays closer Ken Giles, a potential trade chip for the rebuilding club, is having a good season — but a simple massage could reportedly keep him off the mound and possibly foul up Toronto’s trade deadline plans.

Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo told reporters Saturday that Giles is day-to-day with nerve inflammation in his right elbow, according to Yahoo Sports.

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Montoyo said Giles suffered the injury after having a massage during the All-Star break.

Giles said the injury wasn’t related to one he suffered in June. He said the irritation is in a different spot in his elbow, according to the Toronto Star.

“Nothing serious, just a little fatigue,” he said after Saturday’s win against the New York Yankees. “I got some work done during the all-star break. A little sore from it still, so we’re being cautious with it. Just a little irritated. I’m day by day right now and, hopefully, I’ll be back on the mound tomorrow.”

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Ken Giles is suffering nerve inflammation in his right elbow after getting a massage during the all-star break. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

He did not pitch Sunday.

Giles has been one of the better relievers in baseball this season. He has a 1.45 ERA in 31 appearances with 15.4 strikeouts per nine innings.

The Blue Jays acquired Giles from the Houston Astros in a trade last season near the deadline.

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Though Toronto is out of playoff contention, the team may look to move Giles this month. The Yankees and Minnesota Twins have both expressed interest in acquiring Giles as part of a larger trade also involving starter Marcus Stroman, according to TSN.

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Trump’s Tweet Was Condemned as Racist. His Response: No, They’re the Racists.

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

Instead of walking back his remarks, Mr. Trump demanded that the four congresswomen, Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna S. Pressley of Massachusetts, issue their own apologies to him and “the people of Israel.” Ms. Omar is the only one of the four who was born outside the United States.

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

Few Republicans have responded to Mr. Trump’s comments, widely seen as racist. On Monday, Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, encouraged Mr. Trump to “aim higher,” while also calling Ms. Ocasio-Cortez and the other three lawmakers communists.

“We all know that AOC and this crowd are a bunch of communists,” Mr. Graham said on Fox News. “They hate Israel, they hate our own country.” But he also pushed back against the president’s suggestion that the women are not American.

“They are American citizens,” he said. “They won an election. Take on their policies. The bottom line here is this is a diverse country. Mr. President, you’re right about their policies. You’re right about where they will take the country. Just aim higher.”

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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.

Tensions between Ms. Pelosi and the four liberal representatives have been simmering for months, and last week came to a head when Ms. Pelosi pointedly said they had no following in Congress. The four lawmakers, who call themselves “the squad,” opposed a $4.6 billion aid package for the border, approved by Congress, because, they said, it supported Mr. Trump’s immigration policies.

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez on Monday wrote on Twitter that Mr. Trump’s language was common among white supremacists.

“Trump feels comfortable leading the GOP into outright racism, and that should concern all Americans,” she wrote.

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

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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/

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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/

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

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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?

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