Meek Mill is no stranger to issues with the police. At 27-years-old, he’s already had his run-ins with the law and seen the inside of a jail cell more than once, so he knows first hand just how bad things can get. As the world watches the tragic events going on in Baltimore right now, the Philly native took to Twitter to share a few words – particularly in response to Donald Trump’s ignorant tweets.
Update: So, Nathan Morris of Boyz II Men either heard or read about Charles Gladden’s dilemma which we previously covered here on #IFWT; and helped him out by starting a “Go Fund Me” account to raise $20,000! Morris even put the first $10,000 in with a donation from Boyz II Men House. The 63 year old man was working full time at the U.S. Capitol for 8 years but he was still homeless, and had 3 toes amputated due to his diabetes. The Boyz II Men co-founder said he was touched by the man’s story. The original story can be read below.
Charles Gladden is a 63 year old man who sleeps on a sidewalk next to D.C.’s McPherson Square Metro Station. Unlike most homeless people, he actually has a job; and of all places, it’s at the U.S. Capital building! Ok, he only works in the cafeteria, but you’d still think he’d make enough to have a dwelling of his own! According to Gladden, he makes $11 an hour, which isn’t enough for him to take care of his children, grandchildren and himself. It’s hard out here in these streets!
It was 4 little words that turned 19 year old, Zuri Davis’s world upside down…”I STAND WITH RAND”. The young lady who exclusively identifies herself as a republican has been attacked online for supporting The Republican Party all because she is Black.
Black Lives Have Always Mattered: The atmosphere in Maryland’s hot-bed city has not slowed, soured or stagnated “by any means.” State troopers are walking the streets and the rallies are still on as Baltimore Protesters Replace American Flags at City Hall in continued response to #FreddieGray.
The shocking heartbreaking news about 2 hostages that were killed by a U.S drone during a counter-terrorism operation has sparked tons of controversy in the last 36 hours or so. Its sad that they were being held captive by terrorist but what stings even more is the fact that they died from a bombing that came straight from the U.S Government. It was “bad intelligence” a government official stated yesterday but good or bad the people want answers. So the government has plans for a new hostage strategy
California is battling one of the most severe water droughts in American history. Therefore, Governor Edmund Brown declared a state of Drought Emergency in January 2015. State officials were directed to take all necessary actions to prepare for water shortages, which includes curtailing California residents’ usage. But, the same government that is restricting water use throughout the state, is the same group culpable of wrongdoings.
On Tuesday April 21, 2015, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson illustrated the department’s plan to establish an integral role in cyber security to combat cyberspace terrorism. The agency will open a satellite office in Silicon Valley. Their objectives are to join with tech companies to improve cyber security, reciprocate information while simultaneously recruiting tech workers for government jobs. It is noted that companies like Yahoo, Microsoft and Google, have expressed their discomfort with governments data-collecting practices that seize communications and information, using national security as justification. Homeland Security sent out a confirmation tweet, reading “At #RSAC, Sec. Johnson announces #DHS will open satellite office in Silicon Valley to help save our friends there. #DH SATRSA. Cyber security must be a partnership between government and private sector. We need each other, and we must work together. Sec Johnson #D SATRSA ” (BizJournal, 2015).
They wonder why we don’t trust the police, or anyone with a badge, for that matter! A video has been released showing the behavior of a US Marshal as he smashes a woman’s Phone. She was recording an interaction between Police Officers and members of a biker gang. Not only did the Marshal take the phone from Beatrice Paez, a school teacher and law abiding citizen, but he threw it on the ground, kicked it, and repeatedly stomped on it; according to the victims recollection as she spoke with a CNN correspondent.