Digital marketing firm president and CEO Jason Wood (Actionable Insights) says he ‘got hammered’ when mocking bartender and calling her a racial slur

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Wood, president and CEO of the digital marketing firm Actionable Insights, called Out of the Barrel bartender Rebecca Hernandez a “Sand (expletive) mother (expletive).”

 

Hernandez wrote on social media that she started video recording the incident because she felt uncomfortable and unsafe and “tasked with filming our own abuse to prove that it actually happened.” She posted the video with her comments on social media.

 

In a telephone interview Wednesday with The Bee, Wood admitted that he was drunk at the bar and expressed remorse for his behavior.

 

The video shows Wood apparently mocking Hernandez’s voice.

 

After Hernandez is heard making a phone call to request someone to come to the restaurant, Wood says: “I’m leaving. Don’t worry about me. Don’t worry about me, Saudi Arabia.”

 

When Hernandez asks what Wood said and if she was called Saudi Arabian, Wood replies: “You’re (expletive) stupid like they are.”

Link:
https://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article244101147.html

Protesters demand answers for why 18-year-old Latino man Andres Guardado was shot by a sheriff’s deputy

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Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Gardena earlier to demand justice for Andres Guardado, an 18-year-old Latino man fatally shot Thursday by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy. Authorities said Guardado was armed and had fled from deputies, but have not said what prompted the shooting.

 

“He ran because he was scared,” one of the protesters’ signs read. “Why’d you kill that kid?” the crowd chanted.

 

People in cars raised their fists in solidarity and honked their horns. Aztec dancers beat drums at the front of the procession.

 

Protesters marched down West Redondo Beach Boulevard, where Guardado was shot, filling the street as they headed toward the sheriff’s station in Compton more than three miles away.

Link:
https://news.yahoo.com/protesters-demand-answers-why-18-022018959.html

Aspiring Model Victoria Hoynes Gets 20 Months in Jail For Falsely Accusing Asian Cab Drivers of Rape

Prosecutor Shaun Dodds said: ‘On the camera she can be seen approaching the taxi and exiting it. A reflection shows the driver looking at his mobile phone and she gets out unaided. There is clearly no contact whatsoever and the rape simply did not take place.

 

Adam Birkby, for Hoynes, said: ‘She accepted full responsibility for the false allegations and wishes to make it clear through me that the two drivers are totally innocent and apologises to them and their families. She offers a sincere public apology and she is extremely remorseful.’

 

Both suspected drivers spoke of the effect it had on their livelihood and family life, while the lead investigator said Hoynes’ actions may deter future rape victims from reporting crimes.

 

Jailing her for 20 months, Judge James Adkin said: ‘This type of offence can affect the prospects at trial of cases where it may be finely balanced as to whether women get the justice they deserve.’

Link:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8401849/Aspiring-model-prison-worker-jailed-inventing-claim-raped-Asian-taxi-driver.html

Washington Examiner fires Fiona Moriarty-McLaughlin for taking a picture with a power drill in front of a boarded-up store in LA as part of ‘self-promotional’ stunt amid George Floyd protests

Fiona Moriarty-McLaughlin was let go after video footage emerged of the the staged image taken Monday, drawing a backlash from people who blasted her over the self-promotional stunt.

 

The journalist has not addressed the video publicly and did not immediately return requests for comment from multiple media outlets.

 

Monday’s video marks the second time this week that Moriarty-McLaughlin has garnered negative attention on Twitter.

 

On Sunday she posted a since-deleted video of a Los Angeles protester spray painting an Ouai billboard with the words ‘Black Lives Matter’.

 

‘BREAKING: As if vandalizing all the buildings in LA wasn’t enough @Blklivesmatter has taken to the billboards as a crowd of rioters roars in approval. #GeorgeFloyd #LARiots,’ she wrote in the caption.

 

Ouai founder and celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin replied to the video with a message of support for the protesters.

 

‘Made our sign every better,’ Atkin wrote.

Link:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8385715/Washington-Examiner-fires-writer-self-promotional-picture-boarded-store.html

2018 Mrs. Minnesota and Wife of Fired Officer Charged with Murder of George Floyd Announces She’s Divorcing Him

Derek Chauvin is facing third-degree murder and manslaughter charges after video surfaced showing him kneeling on Floyd’s neck for for more than 8 1/2 minutes while he pleaded for his life.

 

“Her utmost sympathy lies with [Floyd’s] family, with his loved ones and with everyone who is grieving this tragedy,” the statement read in part. “While Ms. Chauvin has no children from her current marriage, she respectfully requests that her children, her elder parents, and her extended family be given safety and privacy during this difficult time.”

 

Kellie Chauvin was born in Laos in 1974 during a time of war. In 1977, her family fled to safety in Thailand, where they lived in a refugee camp, The Associated Press reported. In 2018, she was crowned Mrs. Minnesota.

Link:
https://news.yahoo.com/wife-officer-charged-murder-george-042245850.html

Investment firm Franklin Templeton Investments fires employee Amy Cooper over video of her taking advantage of the system by calling the police on a black man who asked her to put her dog on a leash

“When I think about the police, I’m such a blessed person,” she said. “I’ve come to realize especially today that I think of [the police] as a protection agency, and unfortunately, this has caused me to realize that there are so many people in this country that don’t have that luxury.”

 

She later told CNN that she was “scared” when Christian Cooper tried to offer her dog a treat.

Link:
https://www.businessinsider.com/investment-firm-suspends-central-park-woman-rang-nypd-black-man-2020-5

Wisconsin Man Arrested and Charged with Disorderly Conduct and a Hate Crime ‘Enhancer’ After Harassing Asian Americans at Grocery Store; May Face Up to 90 Days in Jail and a $10,000 Fine

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Police have arrested a 57-year-old white man who was allegedly harassing a group of Hmong Americans at a grocery store in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, WAOW reports.

 

According to the police, the incident occurred on May 12 at a Save Lot grocery store near Church St. Authorities say 57-year-old Robert Shrote, who was highly intoxicated, began shouting “loud, derogatory racial comments” at a group of Hmong Americans who walked into the Save Lot wearing masks.

Link:

Man in Wisconsin Arrested After Harassing Asian Americans for Wearing Masks At Grocery Store

Freedom of Speech

No arrest should be made over a remark. The staff/security at Home Depot should’ve asked those 3 men to leave. Yes it’s freedom of speech, but it’s not freedom from punishment of speech. You can still get in some sort of trouble for harassing/threatening someone on the phone.

Kindergarten Teacher Kert Lin says Seattle Police Officer Shrugged Off Racist Incident at Home Depot, with No Bystanders Intervening

Kert Lin of Seattle said he wrote the Facebook post to shed light on the incident he said started in the driveway to The Home Depot at 2701 Utah Ave South, and continued to the front door of the store.

 

Lin said he was cut off by a driver on the way into the store. When the two arrived in the parking lot, the driver who had cut him off said a racial slur against people of Asian descent, Lin said, followed by, “Open your eyes, go back to China.” Lin said the driver then goaded him to get out of his car as Lin called 911.

 

Next, Lin said, a Seattle police officer arrived and instructed him that, because he had not been physically threatened, no crime had occurred.

 

“He said nope, uh-uh, there’s nothing,” Lin said. The officer took no report, Lin said, and left.

Link:
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/man-says-officer-shrugged-off-racist-incident-at-home-depot-seattle-police-say-theyre-investigating/