Shock Claim: Hollywood Celeb And Obama Buddy ‘Quietly’ Did This For Jailed Protesters

It’s certainly no secret that rap mogul Jay Z and his songstress wife Beyoncé are close friends and strong supporters of President Obama. During Obama’s 2012 run for a second term, the super-celebrity power couple set up a flashy fundraiser that reportedly brought in many millions of dollars for the president’s reelection campaign.

Now The Daily Mail reports that Jay Z and Beyoncé personally sent big money to defense funds in Baltimore and Ferguson to help bail out of jail protesters arrested in those two cities, according to an activist and author close to the couple. Dream hampton, who worked with Jay Z on his autobiography, Decoded, some five years ago (and spells her name in all lowercase), let the cash cat out of the bag in a series of tweets that were deleted not long after being posted — apparently because she was scolded for disclosing the information.

The website of hip-hop magazine Complex captured images of hampton’s Twitter messages (seen below) before they abruptly disappeared. Making no attempt to conceal its decidedly one-sided take on the protests in racially troubled hot spots, the Complex author wrote:

Speaking on the current difficulties surrounding protests, hampton pointed to one of the most damaging wars being waged against black resistance — a financial stronghold. “Protest is literally punished with tariffs,” hampton tweeted.

1 2 3 Before her tweets were deleted, hampton also disclosed that Jay Z and Beyoncé quietly donated not just to defense funds for protesters, but also to the so-called Black Lives Matter movement. An article on Yahoo! News reveals:

…Jay Z and his pop superstar wife Beyonce wrote a ‘huge check’ to support the burgeoning ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement aimed at improving police treatment of African Americans.

The Yahoo! article also notes that, during a concert over the weekend in New York, Jay Z “paid homage to [Michael] Brown and [Freddie] Gray.”

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Dear Racist Chris Rock: White Kids Get Shot Too… More, Actually.

 

Oh Chris, you’re at it again! Saying something really, really stupid that is. It’s kind of your thing. Last time around, we talked about how racist you are. Good times. This time… well, it’s basically the same thing. In an interview with The Guardian for your upcoming flick, Top Five, you said:

It’s not that it’s gotten worse, it’s just that it’s part of the 24-hour news cycle. What’s weird is that it never happens to white kids. There’s no evidence that white youngsters are any less belligerent, you know? We can go to any Wall Street bar and they are way bigger assholes than in any other black bar. But will I see cops stop shooting black kids in my lifetime? Probably not.

Get that! Cops don’t shoot white kids! Because, you know, you’re omnipotent and have seen every shooting of every kid by police everywhere in all of history. I’m guessing you can teleport, too. The only superpower that seems to elude you is that of box-office drawing ability.

Fact is, Chris, you’re dead wrong. (Pun intended.)

From 1999-2011, 2,151 whites died by police-fire compared to 1,130 blacks. If you’re able to count, that’s like 1,000 more white people than black people in a little more than one decade alone.

When you take into account that black Americans are arrested at a rate 10 times higher than white Americans, your odds of being shot by police statistically increase exponentially if you’re white.

Chris, you probably don’t know about Gilbert Collar, a white, unarmed 18-year-old man who was killed by a black cop. You probably also haven’t heard of Dillon Taylor, a white, unarmed 20-year-old shot and killed by a black policeman outside a 7-Eleven in Utah. Namely because it didn’t make the news and it didn’t cause completely unjustified riots. (Ones which disproportionately victimized black people and business owners, by the way.) When will you speak out for them?

In an oddly increasingly racially charged world, Chris, you are contributing to a thug culture (yep, I used the “t” word) and creating a more volatile environment between the black community and law enforcement. The more you lie like this, the more black kids will be shot by cops. This is unabashed race-baiting at its finest. It’s not factual. It’s not helpful. And it needs to stop.

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Black Thug Shoots White Cop In The Face… No Businesses Burned

A New York Police Department officer was shot in the head by a suspect on Saturday evening, reviving fears of random attacks on the NYPD.

Officer Brian Moore, 25, was listed in critical but stable condition at Jamaica Hospital after allegedly being shot twice in the face by Demetrius Blackwell.

Blackwell, 35, had been briefly questioned by Officer Moore and his partner, Erik Jansen, in the Queens Village neighborhood on Saturday night.

Sources say the two plainclothes officers saw Blackwell tugging on his waistband during their patrol. They stopped and asked him, “What are you carrying?”

After a brief exchange of words, Blackwell fired into their unmarked car, hitting Moore twice in the face. Jansen was unhurt and radioed for help.

Moore was rushed to Jamaica Hospital, where he remains in a medically induced coma.

Blackwell was charged with attempted murder, assault, and two counts of being in criminal possession of a firearm.

According to press reports, Blackwell — who described himself as a “hellraiser” — has been arrested ten times before, with “five (arrests) on charges of robbery, grand larceny and criminal possession of a weapon.”

He has also served time in prison for attempted murder and was charged in 2013 after grabbing an NYPD officer’s badge and spitting on the officer. Blackwell’s attorney told reporters his client “has no particular animus toward police officers.”

Moore’s shooting was the fifth of an NYPD officer in five months. The most highly-publicized of these was the execution-style killings of officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos in December.

Officers Liu and Ramos were killed by Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley, an African-American man who had expressed displeasure over the recent grand jury decisions in the Eric Garner and Ferguson cases on social media.

Shortly before those killings, Brinsley posted on Instagram, “They Take 1 Of Ours … Let’s Take 2 of Theirs.”

“It is a painful day for all of us,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said of Moore’s shooting. “It is a reminder of the dangers that all of our officers face every single day.”

h/t: Mad World News

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Dear Al Sharpton: You Lying, Race-Baiting, Hobbling Bag Of…

Hey Al! Looks like you’ve finally made your way down to Baltimore. I don’t blame you. Gotta make them dollar, dollar bills! All those unpaid back-taxes really add up.

So I want to make it clear that I don’t begrudge you one bit for trying to make a living. Heck, I don’t even mind your show on MSNBC. The mere blooper-reel has gotten more play in the Crowder household than anything else on cable news in the last decade. For that, I have to thank you. Matter of fact, I actually use your reel to defend our president!

See, many people attack President Obama for being useless to anyone without his teleprompter. I say that’s unfair when there are people like you out there who are of no use with a teleprompter.

With that out of the way, can I make one request? Just one. When choosing your career path and method of income, do you think that maybe, just maybe, you could try to not profiteer off dishonest, divisive racism? I know I’m asking a lot, but if you consider my request, I think you’ll see where I’m coming from. Allow me to explain.

See, MLK Jr. fought for equality in a way that’s moved me and I’m sure countless Americans for generations to come. If he were to be re-awoken today, I’m quite sure that he’d be thrilled to see a black president in office, to see that all black Americans share the same legally defensible rights under our Constitution as white Americans. That needed to happen. That was his end game, and it’s so sad that he never lived to see it completely fulfilled as it is today.

The good thing is that you, Al Sharpton, have! You live in an age where black Americans can vote, serve, eat, drink, and congregate freely. Heck, they can even become president. A significant portion of our police force is made up of black Americans. The only issue, really, is that you crap all over it. Your teachings rest firmly on the premise that not only has progress been too slow, but that America is more racist than ever.

Now, I don’t believe that you’re a stupid person. I can’t. I’m pretty sure that would be racist. So I have to attribute the nonsensical nature of your arguments to be rooted in more sinister motives. It only takes a little digging to see that if racism were to die in America… hell, you’d be out of a job. Nobody has more of a financial interest in the continued systemic racism in this country than you, Al Sharpton.

All of your businesses, and even your involvement with non-profits, depend entirely on the steady income of viewers and donors who think that in giving their money to you, they’re helping to end America’s systemic, racist blight. Worse, you tell them that, “Yes! I am the guy who can help!”

Only you never help. You only hurt. You never build black Americans up; you only destroy. You never deliver the good news; you profiteer off of false, negative sensationalism.

There are still some really great black leaders out there, people who truly follow in the footsteps of the great Reverend MLK Jr, but you are not one of them.

As I was in my office this week, I overheard my wife watching a video in the next room in which a rioter/protester shouted down Geraldo Rivera, demanding that he “stop making money off of black people’s pain.”  It was playing faintly in the background and, upon hearing it, my first instinct was to walk into the room… expecting to see your shrunken head on my television monitor.

… Because that’s what you do. You make money off of the pain of real people. Not only black people, but all people. For that, you are a hobbling bag of human feces.

Sincerely, Crowder

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Watch: Mayor’s Astounding ‘Space To Destroy’ Remark Proves True As Rioters Rampage, Baltimore Burns

Though her office tried to walk back her weekend remark that she had ordered police to give protestors “who wished to destroy, space to do that,” it certainly seemed that Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake generally maintained that stance through a long, hot night of riots, looting, burning and widespread destruction of property, public and private.

As numerous media outlets reported — and as could be seen from TV coverage of the violence that rocked West Baltimore through Monday afternoon and well into the night — police largely stood by and watched as marauding gangs of rioters threw rocks, bricks and bottles, looted and torched stores, stole and burned cars and even interfered with firefighters trying to contain blazes that threatened to spread out of control.

The New York Times reports that more than a dozen police officers were injured, even as many were seen to be retreating from their attackers rather than confronting and trying to stop the violence.

“As dawn broke [Tuesday], the city was relatively calm compared with the violence that had left 15 officers injured — six seriously — from thrown bottles, rocks and bricks, as well as dozens of businesses, homes and cars damaged or destroyed by looting or arson.”

Members of the National Guard were finally ordered into the city by Maryland’s Republican governor, who declared a state of emergency and criticized Baltimore’s Democrat mayor for waiting so long to ask for state assistance. Mayor Rawlings-Blake was also criticized by many, including reporters covering the riots, for not declaring a curfew Monday night — she did impose a week-long, city-wide 10pm curfew starting Tuesday.

The Daily Mail notes that at least five journalists covering the mayhem were attacked by rioters, with some reporters beaten and robbed.

Breitbart News reports that, even as Baltimore was burning and scenes of rampant violence were being played out on TV, liberal apologists for the rioters were offering excuses for the injuries and destruction they caused. CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill said of the out-of-control protests, “I’m calling these uprisings.” On MSNBC, political analyst Michael Eric Dyson blamed the riots on so-called economic injustice, saying they are the result of the lack of “equitable distribution” of capital.

And during a news conference on Monday, the president of the Baltimore City Council — while blasting the rioters as thugs whose actions “deeply saddened” him — was highly critical of the news media for covering the violence that gripped a portion of the city for hour upon hour.

Social media, especially Twitter, were filled with images of the wanton destruction as well as the apparent celebration by many of the rioters as they taunted and attacked police, looted and burned stores and even destroyed a home for the elderly being built in their own neighborhood.

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4Monday’s riots followed a week of mostly peaceful protests over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray after he was apparently injured in police custody. An official report on Gray’s death is supposed to be issued later this week.

By clicking on the video above, you can watch a comprehensive Fox News report on the Baltimore riots.

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