WEST MUNDEN, SOUTH NORFOLK, CHESAPEAKE, Va. -- On January 2, 2018, Winter Storm warnings began popping up on weather apps and TV screens for several cities and counties in Virginia and North Carolina.
Temperatures plummeted below freezing. Water from the faucets had to run for a while before I could find the hot water.
The moment I stepped my foot outside to take out the trash, cold air nipped at my face and fingers. Indoor heating could barely keep up with Jack Frost’s folly.
By nightfall of January 3, snow fell from the sky, blanketing the entire city. The soft, white fluffy flakes were beautiful to see. Temperatures continued to fall breaking record lows.
As the night went on, the snowfall increased and started to pile up, making it difficult to tell where my driveway ended and the street began. My lawn looked like a large flat cake topped with buttercream frosting.
It continued to snow well into the next day, eventually tapering off enough to see each individual snowflake as it floated down to the snow-covered ground.
There was not a creature in sight. The birds that usually inhabit the trees in my front yard were long gone. The squirrels that usually chase each other across my back lawn had vanished. My neighbors were nestled in their homes, trying to keep warm as I was.
A man in a dark blue van dared to venture out into the storm, but the snow claimed his van. It got stuck in the snow on my street. He tried everything he could, but it wouldn’t budge. With nothing left to do, He left his van in the street, where it stayed for the next three days.
A zero-degree windchill emerged onto the wintry scenery. It howled like a wounded animal. As it made its way through the city, it blew around the decreasing snowflakes and picked up the fallen snow, tossing it into the air.
The snowflakes were no match for the windchill as it crumbled each one into white dust that swept through the entire city. Visibility was obliterated. The pink sky and Mother Nature’s tossed snow salad were the only things I could see.
Eventually, the blizzard passed leaving behind freezing temperatures, a winter wonderland nearly a foot deep and a much necessary cleanup.
City of Chesapeake’s Response To The Blizzard
Typically, complaints filed against a police department at PoliceAbuse.com are delivered to a high-ranking police officer within the division, like a Sergeant, Lieutenant or Chief of Police. However, the task of confronting me seems to have been passed off to a tiny, black officer with a Napoleon complex. According to Wikipedia, “Napoleon complex is a theorized condition occurring in people of short stature. It is characterized by overly-aggressive or domineering social behavior, and carries the implication that such behavior is compensatory for the subject's stature.”
On October 1, 2017, I filed a complaint because I felt like my community had been forgotten by Chesapeake Police Department. I did my civic duty of reporting drug activity in my area back in 2009 - 2010, when I witnessed a drug transaction take place in front of my mailbox in broad daylight. Traffic was so bad at this house, I couldn’t even get to my mailbox and neither could the mailman. After leaving the neighborhood and coming back, I noticed the same people were still living there and thriving in their illegal business.
Unfortunately, I discovered another house with a backyard full of items associated with drug activity. The owner -- I’ll call him “Joe” -- has been living in my neighborhood since the early 1980s and has been completely overlooked. He has awful smells, like boiled eggs and strong particles that tickle your throat coming from his house late at night. Joe was always a pervert because he would try to peek in the windows of my house and he would also snoop around. But, I thought that was as far as it went until I opened a window too close to his house and the smells started seeping in.
I was infuriated to learn that not only is there one drug house but now there is two. I forced to have to move back here because of a similar situation in Norfolk. I wanted to know why were these people still living in my neighborhood.
Three days after I filed the complaint, Officer Spool comes to my house at 7 AM, repeatedly ringing the doorbell trying to wake up my entire household. My mother is disabled and on oxygen, trying to sleep at this time in the morning. I was sleeping because I was up until 3 AM trying to make a deadline on an article for one of my private clients. Bear in mind, I NEVER called for police to come to my house. No one did. By the time, my sister gets to the door, no one was there.
It was a little past 12:30 PM and I was almost finish mowing the back lawn. I went in for a drink of water and came back out. I noticed a police car number 1760 sitting a little ways behind a neighbor’s house. I thought the neighbor had called the police. By the time I got back there to the backyard and pulled the lawnmower’s cord, Officer Spool walked up in my backyard uninvited. He was a short, dark skin, black male with a bald head and a knot on the left side of his head. He gestured for me to turn off my mower.
He asked me if I was Jenny McClease. I said “yes.” Then, he identified himself. However, I misinterpreted his identification as an introduction. So I wiped my hand on my pants and extended my hand for him to shake. His rude response was, “I’m not shaking none of your sweaty hand. I don’t want your sweat on me.” And, he looked me up and down like I was yesterday’s garbage. So, I dropped my hand by my side. Apparently, Officer Spool was afraid of getting work ethic on his hand.
Officer Spool asked me, “Did you call about some drug activity?”
I said, “Yes.”
I tried to explain what was going on but every time I tried to explain something. He said “that doesn’t mean it’s drug activity.”
Then, he started to sound like a jilted boyfriend. “How come you didn’t answer your door? I was banging at your door and ringing the bell.” That was only a half truth. He only rung my doorbell several times trying to disturb our household. He never knocked. No one in my house called the police. And, my rights as an American citizen is that I don’t have to open the door for police. However, I’m not like that at all because I have nothing to hide.
He claimed he knocked again, when I had the back and front door opened. Again, there was no knocking. If he tried to ring my doorbell, it only works if you push it down because it’s the original doorbell that was here when my great-grandparents were alive. However, Officer Spool took it as an attempt to avoid him. My mother, on other hand, says that she was in the dining room at the time and no one came to the door. So I’m more inclined to believe my mother instead of a cop with a thug complex. Besides, why would I avoid him? I’m not the criminal in the neighborhood.
I asked, “Was that you at the door 7 in the morning?”
“Yes,” he said. As if i had the problem.
“What you don’t answer your doors?” he asked.
By this time, I started to catch on that he was sent to my house to harass me. So I answered, “I guess I don’t.”
Then, he let out this arrogant, sarcastic chuckle. He asked me why I didn’t answer the phone. So, I explained that I wanted to cut my grass first while I had the time. That answer wasn’t good enough. Then, he wanted to know why didn’t I respond to the voicemail and answer the phone the second time he called.
My voicemail forwards to an online service called YouMail, meaning I don’t get voicemails directly or even know that I have a voicemail until I log into my account with YouMail. I hadn’t been online yet. I needed to mow my lawn and get it over with because I had more articles to complete for my client. I didn’t get a chance to explain that because he kept interrupting me with his own assumptions. He was basically interrogating me for reporting a crime. There was nothing I could have said that he was willing to believe.
Officer Spool started asked me, “if I go to these people’s houses, what do you think they’ll tell me?”
I said, “I don’t think they’ll do too much talking to you?” Then, I made a mistake and told him about the snitch next door and the guy other side of me with the smells coming from his house.
My sister drove up into the driveway. I told him that she knows about the drug activity on this street. I told him that I knew about it because that’s how I ended here because at my apartment in Norfolk, there was drug activity and my mother who was staying with me got sick from inhaling it.
He said, “don’t interrupt him.” He left and started talking to my sister. I went back into the house before he start trying to pull a gun on me or something. When he finished talking to my sister, she informed me that he asked her if I had mental issues. He rings my doorbell like a psycho at 7 AM, calls me one behind the other, and watches me from the down the street and acts as though I have mental issues? I think his department need to give him a psychiatric evaluation and a drug test.
Then, he went and spoke to the “Mark” and spoke with him. Finally, he left my neighborhood. I'm pretty sure as angry as Spool was he probably told Mark and Tom more than he should have because he wanted to cause trouble for me.
Officer Spool showed up on my great-grandparents soil with the sole intention of shaming me for reporting crimes that have been festering in this neighborhood due to a lack of police presence. I believe that a higher-ranking officer sent him to my door because complaints don’t go to a low-ranking officer like him.
He tried to discredit me, humiliate me, embarrass me and even went as far as to make it seem as though I had mental instabilities in my own backyard.
He is a naive, uninformed police officer that tried to play detective. He doesn’t have the training to determine whether criminal activity was going on or not. So, he should stick to traffic lights and leave the real crimes to trained, experienced professionals.
Officer Spool could have jeopardized all the evidence and information I had collected and submitted it to the proper authorities. He actually had the audacity to ask about the photos I had. As if I would show it to someone like him. As pro-criminal as he was, he may have shared them with the suspects. He had already went to Joe’s house that has been harassing us and probably told him too much already.
He’s too stupid to be carrying a gun, a badge and have a terrorist mentality. Stupidity and power is a toxic cocktail. He completely abused his undeserved position.
He ambushed me and violated my rights as a citizen. I’m glad that no one in my house did go to the door at 7 AM because based on the level of aggression that he expressed throughout that day, he could have forced his way into my home and illegally searched it for only God knows what. Or, maybe even tried to plant something. He was too desperate to get into my house.
When I finally listened to his voicemail, Officer Spool was polite and sounded like he had home training. I guess because he knows that his call was being recorded. He was clever enough to conveniently leave out the fact that he came to my house at 7 AM, ringing a doorbell. He wanted to try to play the "her words against mine" game in case anything came out of it. However, he didn't seem to know that my mother and my sister were here and that they heard him at the door.
On the same day, Joe had already contacted his lookouts to let them know I was outside mowing the grass. Within 10 minutes of mowing, Tom -- who has been camped in front of my house nearly inches from my driveway with a bag of clothes in his car-- was called to come up and watch me. Then, the guy that Joe knew from the pedophile’s house across the street came out and was watching me too. It was so nerve-wrecking to know that an angry, cop was also watching me. All because I reported some crimes in my neighborhood.
Some officers of the second precinct are acting like the thought of crime in South Norfolk is so unbelievable. However, South Norfolk is already a high crime area. It has a crime rate that is 41% higher than the national average. Perhaps, Officer Spool should have been taking his aggression out on that 41% instead of harassing innocent citizens.
I'm still working on getting the Officer's correct name. It may be Spruill. Anyway the audio of his name is included above.
On April 19, 2017, Messer was watching his son Rayvon Jr. all afternoon and evening in the 9500 block of 19th Bay Street. Around 7:45 pm, there was a fatal gunshot fired directly into the chest of Rayvon Jr.
Messer picked up his son, rushed him to a neighbor’s house and told them to call 911. Meanwhile, Messer ran back to his house and hid his firearms in his backyard. When the police and ambulance arrived, Rayvon Jr. was sent to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where he later died.
During his bond hearing, Regis Rice, Messer’s attorney, admitted that he had lied about how his son was shot because he panicked. However, later he retracted his story. The defense attorney claimed he told the truth by stating that his son shot himself while Messer went to take out the garbage. After hearing a gunshot from inside the home, he rushed back in and found his son shot.
Tommy Spencer, a friend of Messer’s and his fiancee’ brother, stated that he “made a bad decision – leaving his loaded handgun out with his 4-year-old alone in the apartment. He was so nervous. He didn’t want anyone to know he was the actual cause of his son dying,” Spencer said. “That’s his one really big mistake,” according to the PilotOnline.
Prosecutor Jill Harris, on the other hand, argued that the gunshot wound was not an accident based on the downward angle of it. Harris stated that “he would’ve had to hold the gun above and toward himself for the defense’s account to be true. He also would’ve had to climb up a recliner covered in clothes and reach to the back of a shelf in a closet to get the gun,” according to PilotOnline.
Rayvon Jr.’s death was declared a homicide by Donna Price, Regional Administrator at Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Norfolk.
“Your son is going in the dirt, and you can’t be a part of that,” Angela Green (Rayvon’s grandmother) said. “I feel sorry for him.”
Messer was escorted out of the courtroom in tears and so was his family members that attended. However, they told him they still loved him.
Through his grief, Messer cursed the courtroom and the judicial system for making him miss his son’s funeral.
Rayvon Jr. would have turned five years old on May 12. R.I.P.
Messer will return to court on July 6 for a preliminary hearing.
PilotOnline: 4-year-old shot himself by accident in Ocean View, father's lawyer says. Prosecutor paints a darker picture.
13NewsNow.com: No bond for man accused of killing son; prosecutors: bullet angle suggests murder
A woman reported Seerden to NCIS for sexual assault on January 27, 2017. The report stated that on January 26, 2017 she and Seerden went out on a date and consumed some alcoholic drinks. Seerden and the woman went to his hotel room aboard Virginia Beach at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Ft. Story (JEBLCFS). Exact memory of the night were sketchy to her because she started to black out. However, she remembered being in a hotel room, Seerden being on top of her and telling him to stop.
Around 4:00 am, the woman woke up and Seerden told her that they had sex. The two left the hotel together. Seerden dropped her off outside of JEBLCFS Gate 5, where she told the gate sentry that Seerden had sexually assaulted her.
On January 27, 2017, a recorded communication of Seerden and the woman was conducted. Seerden claimed that he knew the woman was drunk and that the sexaul intercourse was consensual.
An investigation began after NCIS received a Command Authorization for Search and Seizure (CASS) from Seerden’s Commanding Officer, Seal Team One in San Diego for his cellphone. It was an attempt to find proof of the sexual assault.
A forensic extraction of Seerden’s iPhone 7 was conducted by a NCIS Digital Forensic Examiner on February 3, 2017. On February 7, the Examiner began analyzing the data from his phone and found images of alleged child pornography and suggested bestiality.
In one of the four videos that appear to have been taken by Seerden, it shows a white male masturbating by a sleeping minor female child around five or six years old. This particular video appears to have been taken January 1, 2017 and January 2, 2017.
The face of the adults and children in these images were not shown. One female child that was shown in the videos does not live in Virginia.
On April 3, Seerden was arrested in San Diego and charged with four counts of child pornography. Last Friday, he was is in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service and was do to arrive in Norfolk for federal court. Seerden will serve a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison for producing child pornography, according to Joshua Stueve, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Seerden was born in Kansas City, MO. He was a Petty Officer First Class in Seal Team One.
Tags: Gregory Seerden, Gregory Kyle Seerden, Seal Team One, Navy Seal, Child Pornography
PilotOnline: Member of SEAL Team 1 charged with molesting young girl on camera
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"Green teas are usually the first thing that comes to mind when you think about beverages from Japan. However, Japan has put a unique spin on ordinary beers, wines, teas and even milk. Like their innovative spirit toward technology, the Japanese have developed exotic beverages using many unconventional ingredients. Japanese drinks will certainly quench the thirst of the most adventurous palate. Enjoy."
Sake is a rice wine and one of Japan’s most well-known alcoholic drinks. In fact, the Japanese language uses the word “sake” to refer to all types of alcoholic drinks. The beverage itself is referred to as “nihonshu” meaning Japanese liquor in English. It is made of fermented rice that is produced by a brewing process similar to making beer. Two main ingredients are important in making sake -- a rice called “shuzō kōtekimai” and water. It can be served warm or cold.
Umeshu is an all-natural Japanese liqueur free of any additives and preservatives. It is made by steeping unripe ume fruit, or Japanese apricot, adding sugar and an alcohol content of 10 - 15 percent. It is often referred to as plum wine. The alcoholic drink has a sweet, tart taste and an appealing aroma. Umesha is served in Japanese restaurants with tonic water, green tea, carbonated water, on the rocks, or used to make cocktails. Some brands of umeshu come with the ume fruit still in the bottle. However, it's not a good idea to eat it.
Shochu is a distilled alcoholic beverage deriving from Kyushu, Japan. It has an earthy taste that comes from white koji mold that is incorporated during the fermentation process. Typically, shochu is made by distilling barley, sweet potatoes or a short-grained rice called “Japonica.” However, it can also be made from brown sugar, chestnut or buckwheat. With only a 25 percent alcohol by volume, it is weaker than whiskey, but stronger than sake. There are hundreds of types of shochu and many ways to serve shochu, such as by itself on ice, with hot water, or added to fruit juices or teas.
Awamori is another type of Japanese distilled beverage. It is referred to as an Okinawan version of shochu. What differentiates awamori from shochu is its ingredients. Awamori is made with a long-grain rice called “Indica” from Thailand and a black koji mold from Okinawa, Japan. The alcohol content can range from 25 to 45 percent. A matured awamori is typically aged for three years and is called “Kusu,” while a great awamori is aged up to 25 years.
Amazake is a traditional Japanese drink made of fermented rice and a low alcohol content. It dates back to the Kofun period (250 - 530 A.D.) Over the years, there has been many variations of this beverage, including one with no alcohol. Amazake is made with koji mold, which contributes to its natural sweetness. The Japanese believe that amazake is nutritious. It is consumed as a dessert, smoothie or snack, and used as baby food, a sweetener or salad dressing.
In recent years, the media has brought to the attention of the public the benefits of vinegar. However, the Japanese have been familiar with its benefits for centuries. In fact, they have found a way to incorporate it into their everyday diets by making vinegar drinks. Vinegar is an acidic liquid with a strong, undeniable taste and smell, which is why the Japanese have created vinegar drinks infused with fruit, sweetened and diluted with water.
Kurosu, or black vinegar is another type of vinegar consumed for its health benefits. It is made from rice and aged for three years. All vinegar drinks can be found in grocery and department stores in Japan.
In Japan, Genmaicha is a non-alcoholic drink made with only Japanese green tea and roasted brown rice. Oftentimes, it is referred to as “popcorn tea” because the grains of rice looks similar to popcorn, and a few rice kernels pop during the roasting process. It‘s also called the “people’s tea” because many years ago it was only consumed by the poor; the rice served as a filler and the price was lowered. Today, its mild, fresh flavor is enjoyed throughout Japan.
Hoppy is a Japanese beverage that defies the norm. It is a non-alcoholic drink with a beer flavor. Since 1948, the Hoppy Beer Company, Ltd., originally Kokuka Beverage Company, has been producing and distributing the drink in Japan. If its hard to grasp the concept of a beer-flavored, non-alcoholic beverage, simply mix Hoppy with shochu like some of the Japanese do.
Mugicha is the Japanese word for “roasted barley tea.” In Japan, it is mostly consumed during the hot summer months as a cold, refreshing beverage. It is caffeine-free and calorie-free. The Japanese used to place the roasted barley seeds in hot water to stew. Since the 1980s, the barley seeds were put into tea bags, which is a form that has been accepted by the Japanese. Additionally, mugicha is available in vending machines, and some people continue to stew the roasted barley seeds for a stronger flavor.
“Soba” means “buckwheat” in the Japanese language.Soba Cha is a Japanese tea made by boiling roasted buckwheat kernels. It is caffeine-free and has a nutty taste. Soba Cha can be served hot or cold. In Japanese restaurants, soba cha is served as a broth with soba noodles.
Yakult is a pro-biotic beverage made of skimmed milk mixed with a bacterium Lactobacillus casei and fermented. It was developed by Scientist Minoru Shirota in 1935. Yakult is offers a variety of health benefits. Standard ingredients of Yakult include: skimmed milk powder, sugar, natural flavors, like grape and orange, and live Lactobacillus casei. Today, it is consumed in several other countries, including Australia, Europe, Indonesia, India and Mexico.
Matcha Latte is made of powdered green tea (matcha) and milk. The fresh, bitter taste of the green tea is mellowed by the milk. Matcha lattes are modern drinks that was first served and Japanese cafes, like Starbucks, but the idea has traveled to the U.S.
Aojiru is the Japanese word meaning “green drink” or “green juice.” The name describes it perfectly since Aojiru is a vegetable drink made from kale. It was created in 1938 by a Japanese army doctor named Niro Endo. Dr. Endo developed the drink during wartime to supplement his family’s inadequate diet. While consuming the vegetable drink his son recovered from pneumonia and his wife from nephritis (inflammation of the kidneys). The taste of aojiru is awful and used as a form of punishment for losing contestants on Japanese game shows. However, the Japanese are working on new formulas that will eliminate some of the bitterness.
Sakura Tea is an unique beverage or a Japanese infusion. It is made by putting pickled cherry blossoms in boiling water. The cherry blossoms are pickled in plum vinegar and salt, then dried. The dried cherry blossoms are sealed in tea bag packets. Once the hot water hits the tea bag it releases the scent of the cherry blossoms and a mild salty, flowery flavor. Traditionally, sakura tea is served at weddings.
Kombucha is a Japanese tea that is considered as nutritious. It is made of kelp, or kombu. First, the kombu is brewed, dried, grounded into a powder and mixed with hot water. It has a salty taste. However, it can be flavored with other elements, like shiso leaves.
Japanese Drinking Manners
* Check your guests’ glasses to ensure they are never empty.
* If you are being served, take a sip if your glass is filled to make room. Hold your glass up
while they are pouring. Then, take another sip before putting your glass down.
* Never start drinking until everyone is served and the glasses are raised for a “kampai,”
*Avoid getting drunk in Japanese fine dining restaurants because it is considered bad
Portsmouth Crime Index
Budget Cuts in Public Safety
In March 2015, Wright proposed significant budget cuts to public safety departments in a city that is severely crime-ridden. Homicides in Portsmouth were already nearly doubled in 2015 as opposed to 2014. Additionally, his city manager, John Rowe tried to include a 17-cent real estate tax increase. Funds from the budget cuts were going to be used to decrease an $11.7 million deficit.
Former City Manager John Rowe backed the proposed budget cuts because he rationalized that Portsmouth public safety department budgets were overlooked in the past for cuts. However, Wright fired Rowe and City Attorney George Wilson weeks later, and the property tax increase proposal was lowered to 3 cents.
The budget cuts were approved in May 2015, totaling $668 million. Needless to say, these cuts negatively impacted the fire, police and sheriff departments. One million dollars was cut from the Portsmouth Sheriff's Office and $1.6 million worth of empty city positions were frozen. Over half of those seats were in public safety. In other words, more crime, less protection.
To add insult to injury, Wright and the city council members allocated $1.2 million for employee raises that excluded firefighters and police officers. Back in 2008, police officers already were skipped over for a raise, forcing many of them to leave Portsmouth Police Department to seek higher-paying positions elsewhere in order to support their families. However, the 17-cent real estate tax increase proposal was decreased to 3 cent, which still hiked Hampton Roads highest real estate tax to “$1.30 per $100 assessed value,” according to Pilot Online.
Outraged Community Over Budget Cuts
Protest Against Wright
“Maybe you have something against the news media, but sometimes, in your position, you have to step out and do what is right. Why would you want us to vote for you when you are not backing us?”
“I am angry as hell, and I want justice for our kids.”
Wright's Press Conference
Additionally, Mook doesn’t seem to see a problem with the crime rate and even tries to make excuses for it. According to Wavy.com, “He does not believe the numbers from 2015 are not ‘out of the ordinary.’ He says that crime goes in trends and waves.
Tell that to citizens who are afraid to step their foot outside their homes, or to Monica Atkins about her murdered son, Calenthia Golliday, wife of retired police officer whose son Leon “Jay” Golliday was shot to death at his home in 2011. Their loved ones killers are still at large.
Portsmouth Homicide Detectives are taking their time solving these cases. In 2015, it was discovered they had only solved nearly half of the city’s murder cases in a four-year period. Where was Wright when this information was released? He had the authority to stay on the heels of these detectives until more of these murders were solved.
Closing City Jail
Abuse of His City Position
Sheriff Bill Watson and Mayor Wright were leaving City Hall after a City Council meeting in January. Watson saw that his inspection sticker had been expired since June 2015 and tried to tell Wright to get it changed. "He just totally ignored me which he does with all law enforcement,” Watson said. “I got in the car and I proceeded and I stopped him at the traffic circle. He then drove off again.” Wright ignored the Sheriff in the same manner he did the grieving families and fed up citizens that wanted answers, until the media got involved.
Watson pursued trying to pull him over, but Wright arrogantly refused to stop. He led Watson, a law enforcement officer, on a low speed chase fully aware he was behind him. Watson called for back-up. Police officers eventually were able to pull him over and he was issued a ticket for the expired inspection sticker and gained a felony charge for the chase.
The felony charge was dropped and the ticket was ignored, partly because it was turned into a civil rights violation. There was an outpouring public support from black community leaders and Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Steering Committee, who described the incident as an "abuse of power." The expired inspection sticker and the chase immediately became irrelevant.
Seriously? It was an "abuse of power" when Wright decided to not handle his expired inspection sticker for six months because he is a city leader. Anyone who got caught by police with an expired inspection sticker would have been given a ticket. What makes him above the law?
So when does becoming the Mayor make you exempt from following the law? He wasn't having money problems, he could have had his inspection sticker changed. No wonder he isn't concerned with crime because he is too busy trying to find ways to beat the system himself. Wright is a city leader, he should be putting forth a better example than that. It makes you wonder what else does Wright expect to get away with.
Some believe the Sheriff had a personal vendetta against the Mayor because 13 News was anonymously contacted and followed along during the chase. Perhaps, the vendetta springs from Wright taking $1 million from the Sheriff's department. Watson may have called the media, however he did not make Mayor Wright keep a six-month-old expired inspection sticker on his car. He is partly to blame for his own public shame. If Wright didn't give him reason, Watson would have never been able to make a scene. Fact is, Wright didn't show much respect for law enforcement. In every situation it is necessary to pull over when police tell you to pull over.
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Tomi Lahren is a 23-year old, diehard Republican conservative who catapulted from intern to news anchor overnight, sharing her opinions as they are formed within the tiny bubble she resides in.
Lahren’s controversial career began after a speech she made at the Conservative Political Action Conference in March 2015. She made a statement criticizing young voters for assuming the GOP is populated by “old, rich, white males.” It went viral and made headlines. Somehow the GOP didn’t realize people thought they were mostly comprised of old, rich white males until the year 2015 when a blonde-haired, intern informed them.
As the story goes...
Robert Herring, Sr., Republican and founder of One America News Network (OANN), was so impressed with her “audaciousness” exuded during her speech. Herring gave her a tour around the OANN network and took her back to his office where he asked her what she wanted to do. She replied, “do whatever.” He offered her, her own show rather than an internship. Since then, Lahren has become the “old, rich, white men” media muse. Who knew journalism was so easy to get into? She didn’t need experience, a resume or intellect, just an opinion.
Attack on President Obama and ALL Muslims
“We need to put the fear of God into their desert.”
More Concerned For Navy Seal Boyfriend
She blamed President Obama for jeopardizing the lives of military personnel, but that is exactly what she did to Jerad Christian and other Navy Seals who were deployed with him at the time when she shared his private information and that he was going on an undisclosed mission with her friends who in turn told the media. Also, she posted several photos of Christian’s face that have been collected by the media.
As far as I’m concerned, President Obama has done more for this country by killing two of America’s most notorious terrorists, Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein than a bleached-blond, inexperienced news anchor.
Her Racist Upbringing
School Superintendent Tim Mitchell has been trying to implement new programs at Lahren’s alma mater that will put an end to discrimination. Apparently racism at Rapid City Central High School has been going for well over a decade, at the same time Lahren was attending. However, she praises the school. This is proof that she has never cared about anyone else’s problems and she certainly isn't going to start now.
Lahren went back to her old alma mater and gave a graduation speech that wasn't well received by everyone.
Another Attack on Blacks
FOX News Wannabe
No wonder they hired Tomi Lahren, she is the perfect fit for their audience. She has a few things in common with The Blaze readers. For example, they like to create fake profiles to make it seem as if more people are agreeing with them than there really are and so does she. Lahren has a fake Facebook profile and used it to comment on article about herself insulting blacks. I have to admit she gives 100 percent to her hate campaign. Take a look at Lahren's fake Facebook profile below.
Puppet For The Republicans
I’m an independent, but the political views of Republicans are more appalling than appealing. I have read the comments on Facebook News Pages, and online news platforms and many Republicans are bigots, like Lahren. They are not concerned with winning black votes because they know that whites are still the majority, so they could care less about what they say about us. They scratch the backs of the rich and stomp the poor into the ground.
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Court documents revealed that the patient suffers from panic attacks, anxiety disorder,
bipolar disorder and dependent personality disorders. She required assistance during her
everyday life and hired Wright to help her during daytime hours and Mitchell for the night
According to York County deputies, Wright and Mitchell used their patient’s identity to open
a Wells Fargo bank account and credit cards. Deputies saw a surveillance video from a
Walmart in Williamsburg of the two women charging up to $2,000 on a credit card
connected to the bank account.
On February 25, 2016, Wright was charged with four counts of credit card fraud, one count
of conspiracy to commit credit card fraud, one count of identity theft and one count of
exploitation of a mentally-ill person. She was arrested on April 13 for seven felony charges.
However, she was released after posting $3,500 bond. York County deputies were unable to
locate Mitchell, so she is still at large.
Newport News police have issued warrants for Wright’s arrest because they have accused
her of committing similar offenses to the same victim in March and April as well.
With Mitchell still on the run, Wright faced the judge alone on May 10. She told the judge
she was going to hire a lawyer to tell her side of the story even after the judge informed
her that it would cost thousands of dollars.
Outside the court, the media was waiting with questions for an infuriated Wright. She
refused to answer any questions and got in her car and drove away.
Wright’s hearing date was July 13, which she attended with a lawyer, Eric Korslund. Her next hearing date will be Sept 26.
Authorities have still not located Lena Renee Mitchell. Mitchell has a previous criminal record. In 2007, she was charged with third offense petit larceny and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She was found guilty and sentenced to five years in jail with two years and 10 months suspended. Mitchell has not been pressed with any charges for this case.
"Nurse’s aide accused of stealing patient’s identity"; Author: Jane Alvarez-Wertz & Lex Gray; Published: May 10, 2016
her 26-year-old boyfriend, and ended up hitting the Waffle House on the 4800 block of
Portsmouth Blvd., around 3 AM.
An employee of the Waffle House reported the incident to police. When police arrived, they
smelled alcohol on Thomas’ breath and noticed that her speech was slurred. She admitted to
Chesapeake police that she had been drinking.
Her boyfriend was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, but not life- en questioned about the following Monday, he refused to comment about the incident.
A group of people inside a nearby convenience store heard the crash and ran over to assist,
according to convenience store employee, Angelica Orlanda. “People were really freaking
out. We had a group of people in the store, they ran out to try to help. Some ran out with all
the stuff in their hands from the store and then they came in afterwards to come pay for it.
It was pretty crazy.”
Thomas is facing several charges, such as first-degree attempted murder, malicious assault,
DUI and property damages charges. She is currently in custody at Chesapeake City Jail.
Thomas had other traffic violations before this incident, including driving without insurance
in 2011, expired registration and speeding. However, this was her first criminal offense.
There is no information available at this time explaining why she tried to kill her boyfriend.
Thomas’ arraignment will be held in July.
"Woman hits boyfriend, then Waffle House with her car"; Author: Wavy; Published: May 2, 2016
"Woman drives car into boyfriend at Waffle House, charged with attempted murder"; Author: Kevin Green; Published: May 2, 2016
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