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Fans boo as Texans and Chiefs Unite in Silence

Fans boo as Texans and Chiefs Unite in Silence

Fans boo as Texans and Chiefs Unite in Silence

The Houston Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs have engaged in an unexpected moment of unity. However, the crowd reacted with boos.

On September 10, both the teams locked their arms together and remained silent for time. However, the crowd hooted and hollered.

However, coaches of both the teams- Andy Reid and Bill O’Brien, claimed that they did not notice any booing. However, netizens expressed their frustration in response to the reactions.

“Yeah, so that booing during the ‘show of unity’ is a real good example of why players feel so strongly about these causes in the first place,” NFL reporter Terez A. Player tweeted.

“I would LOVE to see an interview with someone—ANYONE—in the crowd who just chose to boo a ‘moment of silence and unity,’” ESPN correspondent Sarah Spain penned in a tweet. “Just try not to sound like a complete and utter idiot putting into words why you’re angry about UNITY.”

A third tweet from comedy writer NIck Jack Pappas read, “The Chiefs and Texans lock arms in a moment of unity. The fans react by booing. It wasn’t the National Anthem. It wasn’t even a protest. They booed ‘unity.’ This country is broken.”

Post the game, J.J. Watt, Texans defensive end stated that he believed it was quite unfortunate that a moment of unity was reacted with booing.

“I didn’t fully understand that,” Watt said. “There was no flag involved. There was nothing involved other than two teams coming together to show unity.”

This moment was observed right after the decision of the Texans to remain within the locker rooms for both national anthems.

According to Jack Easterby, EVP of the Texans, his team wanted to ensure there would be “no misinterpretation of them celebrating one song and throwing shade on the other.”

“We are very intentional; we are very specific of what we’re trying to focus on when it comes to social justice — and that’s trying to fight for true justice for Black and brown people being murdered by police and they’re unarmed,” Texans player Michael Thomas added. “And that’s by calling for the Senate to bring the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to the Senate floor for vote.

“And today, going out for either anthem — to us, it would’ve been a distraction,” he continued. “And we just wanted to, again, make a decision as a team, and we decided it would probably be best if we all stayed in. And that’s the decision we made, and we were just going to go out there and play.”

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Racist 911 calls now a crime in California

Racist 911 calls now a crime in California

Racist 911 calls now a crime in California

On Monday, lawmakers in California passed a bill that criminalizes calling 911 in what would be deemed discriminatory in nature. Now, the legislation will move to the office of Gov. Gavin Newsom.

It is also a crime to wrongly accuse individuals. However, this particular legislation criminalizes hate crime in case the false accusations are posed due to an individual’s race, sex or religion.

“The bill would additionally make a false report that is a hate crime punishable as a misdemeanor or a felony if it is committed for the purpose of intimidating or interfering with that other person’s free exercise or enjoyment of their rights,” the bill states.

“The current punishment for making a false police report does not address the growing number of cases of peace officers being summoned to violate the rights of, for example, Black and Brown individuals for doing day-to-day activities—essentially living their lives,” the legislation states.

Just two years ago, Oakland, California witnessed a viral incident wherein a white woman called the police to report a group of Black people for making use of a charcoal grill in a local park. The entire country expressed outrage about the individual and she became popular as “BBQ Becky”.

“You can make jokes about it. But it’s not a laughing matter. An individual could lose their life in the wrong situation,” Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer said. “I was watching more and more people being adversely affected by it as this [Trump] administration gave license for someone who was bigoted to target Blacks and Latinos.”
The bill states that “it is up to the Legislature to help end the use of peace officers as a personal force for people who harbor racial animus—it is a waste of time and resources to have the police deployed when criminal activity is not occurring.”

In case a person is convicted under this law, they may be imposed fines of up to $10,000 and jail time.

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NFL to paint “end racism” and more in end zones

NFL to paint “end racism” and more in end zones

NFL to paint “end racism” and more in end zones

Social justice messages will be painted by NFL in end zones prior to their upcoming 2020 season. Reportedly, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed that ideas such as “End racism” and “It takes all of us” will be painted on the fields.

Breer took to Twitter to write “NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says on a call that the phrases ‘End Racism’ and ‘It Takes All Of Us’ will appear in the end zones this year.”
“The NFL stands with the Black community, the players, clubs and fans confronting systemic racism,” Goodell said during the call, per NBC Sport’s ProFootballTalk. “We will not relent in our work.”

This comes after the NBA and WNBA’s decision to paint “Black Lives Matter” on basketball courts. The leagues have also permitted players to don social justice messages, and in WNBA, players wore jerseys with the names of those who were victims of police brutality.

Just last week, basketball, hockey and tennis players either boycotted or temporarily halted their games in order to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Although the NFL season will not begin until Sept. 10, MVP Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens issued a statement wherein they expressed that they were proponents of the protests and police reform.

“With yet another example of racial discrimination with the shooting of Jacob Blake, and the unlawful abuse of peaceful protestors, we MUST unify as a society,” the statement read. “It is imperative that all people — regardless of race, religion, creed or belief — come together to say ‘Enough is enough!’”

Moreover, the statement also elaborately discussed the demands, including the arrests of the officers involved in both Blake and Breonna Taylor’s shootings; a Senate vote for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020; criminal justice reform and more.

“We will use our general platform to drive change now,” the team added. “Not just for our generation, but for the generations that follow, for our sons and daughters and for their children.”

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Donald Trump defends Kyle Rittenhouse Shooting

Donald Trump defends Kyle Rittenhouse Shooting

Donald Trump defends Kyle Rittenhouse Shooting

On Monday, at a White House Coronavirus briefing, President Donald Trump defended Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old teen who shot two protestors to death in Kenosha, Wisconsin last week. He also put the blame of the civil unrest on “left-wing political violence.”

“He was trying to get away from them, I guess … and he fell,” Trump said, citing videos from the protest where a group of people attacked Rittenhouse. “And then they very violently attacked him.”

Moreover, the president went on to claim that the teen “probably would’ve been killed,” despite the fact that he possessed a semiautomatic rifle. “He was in very big trouble,” he said. “He probably would’ve been killed, but it’s under investigation.”

Wednesday saw the teen being arrested and charged with first-degree intentional homicide after he crossed many state lines to reach Kenosha and then fired at several people during protests following the shooting of Jacob Blake.

Last week, he was charged with one count of reckless homicide, a count for attempted intentional homicide and two counts of recklessly endangering safety. He was also charged with possession of a dangerous weapon while under the age of 18, which is a misdemeanor.

After the incident, the videos of shooting became viral, wherein Rittenhouse could be seen running around with his rifle and in a specific video, one can also witness him shooting someone in the head. Then, he fled with his rifle as he said “I just killed someone,” over the phone.

After the fatal shootings, the Trump Administration completely distanced themselves from Rittenhouse in a statement.

“President Trump has repeatedly and consistently condemned all forms of violence and believes we must protect all Americans from chaos and lawlessness,” Tim Murtaugh, communications director of Trump’s 2020 campaign, said in a statement. “This individual had nothing to do with our campaign and we fully support our fantastic law enforcement for their swift action in this case.”

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Portland Witnesses DONALD TRUMP SUPPORTERS MAGA Caravan

Portland Witnesses DONALD TRUMP SUPPORTERS MAGA Caravan

Portland Witnesses DONALD TRUMP SUPPORTERS MAGA Caravan

On Saturday night, a man was fatally shot in Portland, as hundreds of supporters of Trump caravaned into the city and conflicted with those protesting Black Lives Matter.

On Saturday, about 600 vehicles drove in to join the MAGA procession, out of which a few people were armed. The two groups entered into clashes almost instantaneously.

In the video, one can hear shots being fired as police find a man who sustained injuries on the street. According to reports, the man was donning a hat that read “Patriot Prayer” … the moniker of a far, right-wing group which is infamous in Portland. It has not been ascertained if the shooter has been identified by the police.

Donald Trump, on the other hand, seems elated that a caravan of his supporters were entering Portland. A few hours after the clashes, he tweeted, “Great patriots.”
A few MAGA supporters also shot pepper spray as well as paintballs at the demonstrators of BLM.

What is scary is the fact that the organizers described the event as “concealed carry.” However, certain MAGA supporters were openly carrying weapons.
It would be even scary to witness what’s going to come as elections inch closer.

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