Two Brooklyn cops sideswiped a parked SUV, then arrested a man sitting in the passenger seat of the vehicle, accusing him of damaging their car, a suit charges.
And the officers would have gotten away with their lie — had the whole bizarre drama not been caught by a security camera.
Robert Jackson, 31, told The Post his nightmare began when a police car heading the wrong way on one-way Watkins Street in Brownsville scraped against a parked Ford Explorer, which belongs to his girlfriend.
Jackson, a maintenance worker, said he was sitting in the legally parked car outside of his apartment when the accident happened. He got out of the vehicle and walked up to the officers.
“I was smiling, like, ‘How’d you run into me?’ ” he recalled. “Then the cop said, ‘Dude, you ran into me.’ ”
“I just wanted them to fix the damage and apologize, but it didn’t turn out that way,” Jackson said. “They were trying to cover it up.”
At that point, things got even more surreal.
The two cops checked the block for surveillance cameras before arresting him for destruction of city property, according to the lawsuit filed by Jackson in Brooklyn Supreme Court.
“When they thought no cameras were on. I saw their gloves go on, and that’s when I was arrested,” Jackson said.
But fortunately for Jackson, the officers, Christopher Oliver and Shazad Shigri, missed one camera on the home of one of his neighbors, Jackson said.
New York’s Finest on all accounts.
Ted Nugent, Asshole of the Day for February 21, 2014
A month ago Ted Nugent called President Obama a “subhuman mongrel”, for which we named him Asshole of the Day:
a Chicago communist raised communist educated communist nurtured subhuman mongrel like the ACORN community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama
It was only a few days after we named him Racist Asshole of the Year.
Look, Ted Nugent has been a out-of-control racist asshole for many years, and during Obama’s time in office, Republicans and Fox News can’t get enough of him. Mike Huckabee even jammed out with him on his show. So his behavior and pronouncements are well known.
But something changed this week when a CNN reporter asked Greg Abbott about how he could campaign with Nugent, pointing out these horrible things Nugent says and does. And it stuck, perhaps because it was true. Suddenly Republicans feel like they need to distance themselves from him. Rick Perry, Greg Abbott, Rand Paul— all acting indignant as though they somehow didn’t know about this. Sorry, Rick Perry, but you’ve been palling up with Nugent for years. Just try a Google Image Search for “Rick Perry Ted Nugent” and you’ll see it’s all there.
So now Ted Nugent felt pressure to apologize for the heat he brought on his friends. See if you can spot what’s missing here:
Conservative rock musician Ted Nugent offered a semi-apology for calling President Barack Obama a “subhuman mongrel.”
Nugent, however, made sure not to point his apology directly at Obama.
“I do apologize–not necessarily to the President–but on behalf of much better men than myself,” Nugent said Friday an in interview with conservative radio host Ben Ferguson according to CNN.
He apologizes for calling President Obama a “subhuman mongrel”, but not to Obama. He only apologizes to the Republicans who are being embarrassed by it in the media. This is not an apology. Not even close.
After issuing that statement, Nugent got on Twitter and started ranting:
Are words really more offensivethan 5 dead Americans on Obamaswatch— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent)February 20, 2014
Are words really more offensivethan criminal IRS jackboots— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent)February 20, 2014
Are words really more offensivethan Obama Mao redistribution— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent)February 20, 2014
Are words really more offensivethan the Saul Alinsky klan— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent)February 20, 2014
Are words really more offensivethan blackpanthers threatening voters— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent)February 20, 2014
Are words really more offensivethan Al not so Sharpton racism— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent)February 20, 2014
Are words really more offensivethan the racist knockout game— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent)February 20, 2014
Are words really more offensivethan violating your oath of office— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent)February 20, 2014
Are words really more offensivethan fundamentally transforming America— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent)February 20, 2014
Are words reallyoreoffensivethan hating America— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent)February 20, 2014
Are words really more offensivethan buying votes— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent)February 20, 2014
Are words really more offensivethan the scam of social justice— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent)February 20, 2014
Are words really more offensivethan the scam of economic equality— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent)February 21, 2014
And that’s just a small sample. This went on and on in the same vein. Let me ask you, does that sound like a man apologizing?
So for his phony apology and then Twitter rant which proves how insincere his apology was, Ted Nugent is Asshole of the Day.
It is Ted Nugent’s fifth time being named Asshole of the Day, and of course he was also named Racist Asshole of the Year. And this is hardly the end of it. Our site only started in May 2013, but Media Matters compiled this list of 13 Other Repugnant Comments Ted Nugent Should Apologize For which goes back much further.
I love living in a parody of real life
OH MY GOD THIS IS AN ACTUAL THING THAT IS HAPPENING(TM)!!!
I clicked the link hoping against hope that this was another parody/satire site or something, but no. This is an actual thing.
Can we call the Four Horsemen and tell them we’re ready now?
Chris Christie, Asshole of the Day for January 31, 2014
We were all set to award Bishop Paprocki Asshole of the Day for saying “gays need to be disciplined like children”, but then word comes that Chris Christie knew all along:
Christie Knew About Lane Closings, Ex-Port Authority Official Says
The former Port Authority official who personally oversaw the lane closings on the George Washington Bridge in the scandal now swirling around Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey said on Friday that the governor knew about the lane closings when they were happening, and that he had the evidence to prove it.
In a letter released by his lawyer, the official, David Wildstein, a high school friend of Mr. Christie’s who was appointed with the governor’s blessing at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which controls the bridge, described the order to close the lanes as “the Christie administration’s order” and said “evidence exists as well tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures, during the period when the lanes were closed, contrary to what the governor stated publicly in a two-hour press conference” three weeks ago.
“Mr. Wildstein contests the accuracy of various statements that the governor made about him and he can prove the inaccuracy of some,” the letter added.
So he knew. He knew all along. And that big press conference? Lies. All lies.
3 weeks ago we named him Asshole of the Day for pretending he was innocent even though the email transcripts proved that his staff were so blasé about it that they didn’t consider that he might be opposed to it. But now we know that he knew, so of course they don’t need to tell him or worry what he’ll think!
So, for inconveniencing hundreds of thousands of people for weeks on end and possibly endangering their lives by letting emergency services get stuck in traffic, Chris Christie is the Asshole of the Day.
It is Chris Christie’s fourth time being named Asshole of the Day. Previous wins were for wasting $24 million on a special election just to run up the score in his own reelection and saying if he had a gay son, he’d deny him marriage rights too.
And here are some fun tweets about the news:
BREAKING: Firefighters in Trenton responding to fire in Chris Christie’s pants.— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat)January 31, 2014
If Christie really knew and gave that press conference, he’s the best Nixon ever.— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP)January 31, 2014
Bet Christie wishes he had Romney’s ability to take retroactive action.— Danielle Candy Saga (@DCPlod)January 31, 2014
Chris Christie: “Of course I knew about the GWB closing. You didn’t think I left revenge up to some staffer, did you? I LIVE for that shit.”— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat)January 31, 2014
BREAKING: Left-wing RINO Chris Christie engineered lane closings to distract from Benghazi— Luke Brinker (@LukeBrinker)January 31, 2014
Breaking: Lex Luthor to play Chris Christie— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt)January 31, 2014
Mark my words: Governor Chris Christie will walk. Or lift weights. Or whatever else you do in the prison yard while stacking federal time.— Chris L. Robinson (@chrisLrob)January 31, 2014
Chris Christie said the lane closures were caused by one rogue staff member. He neglected to say that the rogue staff member was him.— JRehling (@JRehling)January 31, 2014
I am still SO FUCKING ANGRY that this movie is going ahead
No, wait, that sounds really cool. I would so fucking be INTO THIS
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW
Remember when people argued that Hollywood wouldn’t cast white actors for a historical story set in an African country?
Adding this onto that whitewashing defenders post.
Anatoly Pakhomov, Asshole of the Day for January 27, 2014
Not long after @TheDailyEdge and I started this site, I came up with our requirements for What Makes An Asshole of the Day? And I summed it all up by saying "What would Donald Trump do?", thinking that was a good yardstick for being an asshole.
Well, I’ve got one more— if Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the same thing, then you’re probably an asshole too. And that brings us to Sochi Mayor Anatoly Pakhomov claiming there are no gays in his city:
Anatoly Pakhomov, a member of President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party, told Panorama that gay people would be welcome at the Games.
"Our hospitality will be extended to everyone who respects the laws of the Russian Federation and doesn’t impose their habits on others", he said.
But when asked whether gay people had to hide their sexuality in Sochi, the Mayor said: “No, we just say that it is your business, it’s your life. But it’s not accepted here in the Caucasus where we live. We do not have them in our city.”
When challenged, the mayor admitted that he was not certain there were no gay people in Sochi: “I am not sure, but I don’t bloody know them.”
And if this sounds familiar, it’s because you’ve heard it before— from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad:
"In Iran we don’t have homosexuals like in your country," Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said at Columbia University last night in response to a question about the recent execution of two gay men there.
"In Iran we do not have this phenomenon," he continued. "I do not know who has told you we have it."
Now some people might think it’s no big deal that they deny that there are any gay people in their area. Just naive, right? Well, no. This is a problem, and here’s why: If a government leader thinks gays don’t exist where he is, then he’s not hurting anyone by denying them rights. History shows us that gay rights only became recognized once people started coming out and people could see who their laws were hurting, and decide that they didn’t want to exclude or oppress gays.
Sen. Rob Portman deciding to support gay marriage after his son came out is a good example of this. Prior to that, Portman was happy to tow the party line in keeping gays as second class citizens.
Same think happened with Dick Cheney. And many others.
Well, except for Chris Christie, who made it clear he would tell a gay son that he doesn’t believe he’s entitled to a full set of rights. And Liz Cheney who would deny her own sister the rights she herself enjoys.
So, yes, it matters whether the mayor of Sochi thinks there are gay people living there. It matters a lot. And him publicly denying that they are there is why he is the Asshole of the Day.
It is Anatoly Pakhomov’s first time being named Asshole of the Day.
Ted Nugent, Asshole of the Day for January 22, 2014
Remember when Ted Nugent declared that not only was racism dead, but that it had been gone for 40 years? And yes, he really said this:Nugent concluded by claiming that, "racism against blacks was gone by the time I started touring the nation in the late 60s" and by the 1970s, “nothing of consequence existed to deter or compromise a black American’s dream if they got an alarm clock, if they set it, if they took good care of themselves, they remained clean and sober, if they spoke clearly, and they demanded excellence of themselves and provided excellence to their employers.”
And yet here we are in 2014 and Ted Nugent has already said two horribly racist things in a week— the week of Martin Luther King Day no less.
A few days ago he took the opportunity of MLK Day to point out one case of bad parenting by a black couple to then smear all blacks as bad parents, saying it was "the tip of the black gangster iceberg".
And then today we hear him calling President Obama a “subhuman mongrel”:
NUGENT: I have obviously failed to galvanize and prod, if not shame enough Americans to be ever vigilant not to let a Chicago communist raised communist educated communist nurtured subhuman mongrel like the ACORN community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama to weasel his way into the top office of authority in the United States of America. I am heartbroken but I am not giving up. I think America will be America again when Barack Obama, [Attorney General] Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton, [Sen.] Dick Durbin, [former New York City Mayor] Michael Bloomberg and all of the liberal Democrats are in jail facing the just due punishment that their treasonous acts are clearly apparent.
So a lot of people would call that inflammatory speech. Well I would call it inflammatory speech when it’s your job to protect Americans and you look into the television camera and say what difference does it make that I failed in my job to provide security and we have four dead Americans. What difference does that make? Not to a chimpanzee or Hillary Clinton, I guess it doesn’t matter.
How, Mr. Nugent, is calling President Obama a “subhuman mongrel” not racist?
And why is the Outdoor Channel letting him appear on their behalf? (Feel free to ask them— here’s their contact form.)
Let’s all just remember what a horrible racist he is next presidential cycle when Mike Huckabee or others go hang out and jam with him. And if they praise him as a patriot or other bullshit, then they too can have their time as Asshole of the Day.
And someone go turn back the sign:
Nancy Grace, Asshole of the Day for January 19, 2014
Today President Obama said “I don’t think [pot] is more dangerous than alcohol.” He went on to say that:"Middle-class kids don’t get locked up for smoking pot, and poor kids do," he said. "And African-American kids and Latino kids are more likely to be poor and less likely to have the resources and the support to avoid unduly harsh penalties."
So when Nancy Grace starts ranting about “people on pot that shoot each other, that stab each other, that strangle each other, that kill whole families — wipe out a whole family”, it’s hard not to hear her spewing lies to support a system and lies that incarcerate minorities. Take a look at this in context:
Sensing an opportunity, Grace responded, “in a nutshell, could you say why you think marijuana should be legalized — because, I mean, you know it’s addictive, highly addictive.”
Tvert replied that “marijuana’s addictive properties have been found to be actually pretty mild compared to alcohol and tobacco, and even caffeine.”
“So you — you are admitting it is addictive,” Grace interjected.
“Yes,” Tvert replied, “so is sex, so are video games.”
“So you’re admitting it! You’re admitting it!”
After Tvert calmed Grace down by pointing out that many recreational users are “normal people, just like you, who enjoy using marijuana for the same reason people enjoy having a drink after work,” Grace again interrupted him.
“The reason I’m against legalization is that I’ve seen too many felonies — felonies — and I don’t mean pot sales or growing pot,” she continued. “I mean people on pot that shoot each other, that stab each other, that strangle each other, that kill whole families — wipe out a whole family.”
Her guest tries to lead her away from this crazy talk, but of course Nancy Grace didn’t get to be Nancy Grace by listening to other people. Nope, she just keeps going. And, as I said earlier, given that what she’s saying is NOT TRUE, that pot doesn’t make people more violent, and that she has a responsibility to know what the fuck she’s talking about, she might as well have said:
“The reason I’m against legalization is that I’ve seen too many felonies — felonies — and I don’t mean pot sales or growing pot,” she continued. “I mean
people on potblack people that shoot each other, that stab each other, that strangle each other, that kill whole families — wipe out a whole family.”
Or, instead of being racist, maybe she’s just a huge pothead, since we know that paranoia is one of the actual side effects of too much pot smoking. But whether racist or a closet stoner, I think we can all agree that this outburst makes Nancy Grace the Asshole of the Day.
It is Nancy Grace’s first time as Asshole of the Day.
Full story: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/17/nancy-grace-people-on-pot-shoot-each-other-strangle-each-other-and-kill-whole-families/ AND http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/obama-marijuana-not-more-dangerous-than-alcohol
And here’s a full list of side effects from smoking pot, from the NIH, to compare what she claims to what science and medicine say: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000952.htm
Even when I think Urban Outfitters couldn’t possibly disappoint me any further, boy do they prove me wrong (time and time again).
"Face Gems"? Really? I believe you mean “bindi”. Did you not learn your lesson after the Navajo lawsuit? ~Keep your hands off things that aren’t yours, culture vulture~
(The models don’t even appear to be South Asian, you aren’t even TRYING to be slightly sensitive.)
This same company has made headlines numerous times within the past couple years for having an “Obama/black” t-shirt color option, t-shirts reading “Eat Less”, and shirts displaying patches that clearly resemble the patches worn on the clothing of Jewish people during the Holocaust. All the while, a simple shirt proclaiming “Legalize gay marriage” got pulled from stores. Additionally, they steal ideas from independent designers who have fought tooth and nail to have their products produced and sold, only to get ripped off.
***Please, please, please do not give this company your money. Literally everything they sell can be found in other stores, and usually for half the price.***
Breaking news: utility overrules privacy. Or: “Screw your “rights”, we gots terrists ta catch!”
Pennsylvania cops Taser handcuffed 14-year-old in the face ‘for his safety’
A mother in Pennsylvania is threatening to sue after officers shocked her 14-year-old son in the face with a Taser while he was handcuffed.
Mother Marissa Sargeant showed WCAU graphic photos of what the boy’s face looked like after he was arrested with an older relative for retail theft at a local Walmart.
“What he did was wrong,” she admitted. “He was coerced by a 19-year-old. He does know better.”According to Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler, Tullytown officers fired a Taser and hit the boy in the face when he escaped from their police cruiser and began to flee. The district attorney asserted that the 14-year-old was not able to stop his face from hitting the pavement because he was handcuffed, causing the bruising seen in the photos.
Heckler said that the officers were forced to use the Taser on the child because they were “fearing for his safety,” WCAU reported.
A 14 year-old need not be tasered, EVER. Also, running away AND hit in the face?
"Tasered while trying to escape."
Looks like my laptop’s Tab key just broke.
I don’t want to have to go through bringing it in and getting a loaner again, but I guess I will have to.
Justin Bieber is in Brazil for 3 days and he already
- mistreated the fans who paid $1.500 to meet him
- started his concert 2 hours later
- abandoned the concert because someone threw something on stage
- went to party with 8 prostitutes
- tried to bargain the price of this prostitutes
- was expelled of his hotel because he was doing drugs
- wasn’t accepted in any hotel of the city
and that’s what you missed on Glee!
Okay, technically they just disabled the SpotPass functionality but are you seriously going to send notes to a person sitting within wifi range of you?
Anyways. If I’m reading the notice from Nintendo correctly…
YOU can no longer send cute little doodles/notes to your friends in other places because children were just randomly friendlisting people they didn’t know on the internet and this resulted in children being sent “offensive content”, specifically photos.
That’s right. Some pervs were showing kids their junk via SwapNote and now none of us can have nice things.