Racially charged fliers found inside Maryland post office

Posted on September 30, 2017 by postal
White Lives Matter’ fliers found inside Maryland post office

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. – Racially charged messages have been popping up throughout the D.C. area. Now, postal inspectors are looking into racist fliers that were found inside a Maryland post office.

The fliers are shaped like business cards and one of them said “White Lives Matter” on it. Another flier had the words “New Order” while also displaying a swastika. On the back of that flier, it calls “for a rebirth of racial idealism and calls for a great historic movement of white men and women working to build a better future.”

Most of the staff at this Capitol Heights post office on Edgeworth Drive has been working here together for decades, which is why the discovery of the fliers found on a table inside the facility’s cafeteria has made many of them uneasy.

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Authorities investigating truck fires at Orange Avenue post office

Drew Scofield
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CLEVELAND – Two leased trucks caught fire at a post office in Cleveland Saturday afternoon, according to U.S. Postal Service spokesperson David Van Allen.

The fire broke out shortly before 4 p.m. at the post office located at 2200 Orange Avenue.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.  The trucks were sitting on post office property along with other service vehicles. Both were empty at the time of the fire. No one was injured in the incident, Allen said.

The incident is under investigation.

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The Saddest Day Of This Administration

The Saddest Day Of This Administration
The most ignorant, cruelest, most narcissistic and inhumane man to ever sit in the Oval Office is in charge of the armed forces, FEMA and the nuclear codes.
09/30/2017 01:15 pm ET Updated 1 day ago
I wish I believed in the Christian teachings of my childhood, because I could rest assured that justice awaits Donald Trump. “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted Saturday that Trump was going straight to hell, and I would love nothing more than to believe that to be true. It can’t happen soon enough. Unfortunately, it’s 3.5 million Puerto Ricans who are living in hell on Earth right now, and it’s the devil incarnate who has their fate in his hands.
For a long time, when Americans asked how we would survive this presidency, it was metaphoric. But now it has become an actual matter of life or death for so many of the residents of Puerto Rico and for all of us. The most ignorant, cruelest, most narcissistic and inhumane man to ever sit in the Oval Office is in charge of the armed forces, FEMA and the nuclear codes. Really, I ask in earnest, how will we survive this?
But to the matter most pressingly at hand, how will the people of Puerto Rico recover from the most devastating hurricane of their lifetime if the United States government is not 100 percent on its side? Donald Trump still hasn’t sent enough troops to help the island ― including the even more isolated Vieques and tiny Culebra off its eastern coast. It is a case of much too little, much too late. And then Saturday morning from the luxurious distance of his Bedminister, N.J. golf club, he blamed the mayor of San Juan for not doing enough, for waiting around for government help. Carmen Yulin Cruz spends her days in hip waders trudging through filthy flood waters, going door to door to rescue people in need, and begging, sometimes through tears, for the White House to do more to save her people, all while Trump plays golf. But Trump chose to dig down into his endless personal pit of corrosive anger to blame her for his own staggering ineptitude.
“Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort.”
That was the saddest moment of this presidency.
The subtext isn’t even a subtext. If you can’t read between the Twitter lines here, you haven’t been paying attention. This is blatantly racist. Trump is calling the brown, Spanish-speaking people of Puerto Rico – which he does not really consider to be part of his America – lazy and expecting a handout. That is an age-old trope of American racists. Add it to the pile of all of the other racist things he has said and done since becoming a presidential candidate, particularly his rant against the black players of the NFL which began as Puerto Rico was suffering, and you have the full picture of the disdain this man has for any person of color who dares to challenge white men in charge, who dares to challenge him.
Rosie Perez, the Puerto Rican actor and activist who has been outspoken about the need for the United States government to help her people, said recently on CNN that she goes to sleep crying and wakes up angry. Every American should go to sleep heart broken for the people of Puerto Rico and wake up incensed at the president’s horrific tweets. And that includes the pathetic so-called leaders of the Republican party who would allow Donald Trump to denigrate their fellow citizens. They are undeniably complicit.
I wish I believed in the teachings of Christianity because I don’t have an ounce of faith that our government will take down Donald Trump. I don’t think the spineless cast of Republican characters who were elected to Washington will ever do anything about the devil in our midst ― the man who seeks to divide and destroy this country ― not as long as his base still supports him. But if I’m wrong and hell does exist, I have faith that there is a special place there for Donald J. Trump.
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O.J. Simpson released from Nevada prison on parole, can’t go to Florida

The Juice is loose after being released in the dead of night to avoid media attention
by Nate Peterson
O.J. Simpson is a free man after being released from a Nevada prison early Sunday morning after serving nine years for armed robbery and kidnapping.

Nevada state prisons spokeswoman Brooke Keast told CBS News that Simpson was released at 12:08 a.m. PDT from Lovelock Correctional Center in northern Nevada, and that the early-morning release was done to avoid media attention.

“We needed to do this to ensure public safety and to avoid any possible incident,” she told CBS News, adding she did not know where he would go.

Simpson, the former football star and celebrity, was famously acquitted in 1995 of the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman, in what became known as the Trial of the Century. He had been sentenced to up to 33 years for his armed robbery conviction, but was granted parole in July due to good behavior. He faces parole supervision for another five years.

Where Simpson goes next remains unclear. His attorney had previously stated that he was looking forward to returning to Florida, but Florida doesn’t want the fallen football star. On Friday, State Attorney General Pam Bondi sent a letter to the Florida Department of Corrections insisting that the agency tell Nevada that Simpson isn’t welcome.

“Floridians are well aware of Mr. Simpson’s background, his wanton disregard for the lives of others, and of his scofflaw attitude with respect to the heinous acts for which he has been found civilly liable,” Bondi said in the letter, according to the New York Post. “Our state should not become a country club for this convicted criminal.”

Simpson moved to Florida after being found liable in civil court for the killings of his ex-wife and Goldman and was ordered to pay $33.5 million to survivors, including his children and Goldman’s family. ESPN’s Darren Rovell has postulated that Simpson may have made over $600,000 while incarcerated at Lovelock Prison in Nevada. It was estimated that Simpson was worth approximately $10.8 million when he and Nicole Brown Simpson divorced in 1992. That would equate to about $19 million as of May 2017.

Now that Simpson has been paroled, that $600,000 will be his to keep, and cannot go toward the $33.5 million, which now amounts to about $65 million, according to a Goldman family lawyer. As Rovell explains, this is due to NFL pensions being protected by state law.

Simpson apologized for the botched hotel room heist that sent him to prison in Nevada, but stated in court that he wasn’t stealing since the items belonged to him. He also made the curious statement to the judge that, “I’ve basically spent a conflict-free life.”

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