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California Cops Demand Black Store Owner Show ID in his Own Shop (Watch)

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Police request that Yema Khalif show ID while unloading inventory in his own store

*A video showing California police officers demanding that a Black shop owner show proof that he owned the store has gone viral.

Yema Khalif owns Yema clothing store in the Boardwalk Shopping Center on Main St. in the town of Tiburon. He and two other people – including his wife, Hawi Awash, who also runs the store – were unloading inventory in the wee hours of Saturday morning when cops rolled up asking to see his ID.

Yema, owner of the only Black-owned clothing store in the town, according to Khalif, took issue with the police demand. Watch an ABC 7 News report on the story below, followed by the entire unedited incident posted to Instagram.

Watch the unedited incident below, or here on Instagram.

 

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Last night we had a not so good exchange with Tiburon police at our place of work.  YEMA is the only black owned clothing store in Tiburon, California so many people in our community know who we are.   Some days we have to work late. Yesterday was one of those days. We received new inventory during the day so we went back to our store, on Main street Tiburon California, to work late. One of our business friend was visiting us from washing DC so he came with us. This is around 1AM. FYI, a popular restaurant close to us was still open and I could see their employees working late. We are inside the store minding our business, All store lights are on and you can see us from outside because we have high windows all around the store.  Our store alarm did not go off, no one called the police, everything was peaceful.  Then we see Tiburon police car patrolling. We saw him drive around the block like 3 times. At one point he stopped across our store for a good minute. Then finally, the cop decided to come knock on our store door. FYI, we didn’t realize that when he was circling the block he was calling for back up.  I opened the door for him then he proceeded to tell me his purpose for knocking on our door was to check what we were doing at the store that late. And he wanted us to prove who we are. His tone not very like-able.  I expressed to him that there was no crime going on and we were going about our business. Then he insisted that he wanted us to prove who we are and to explain what we were doing at the store that late. I, kindly, explained that we didn’t have to prove anything and asked for a supervisor.  That’s when we knew he had already called for back up. Supervisor and another cop – who had his hand on his gun, by the way, showed up almost immediately. The supervisor came charged and did not come to deescalate anything.  The situation started getting out of hand so our friend from DC started recording the exchange (Video below). @shaunking @beyonce @chakabars @lauraharrier @buzzfeed @nowthisnews @aljazeeraenglish @cnn @bbcnews @latimes @nytimes @wsj @ava @shondarhimes @kuz @kingjames @oprah @voguemagazine @essence @adutakech @tiffanyhaddish

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Rapper Offset Pulled from Car & Detained by Cops for Driving Through Trump Supporters! (Watch)

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*If you haven’t heard, rapper Offset was almost arrested while live-streaming himself driving through a pro-Trump rally on Saturday.

Yep, the guy who’s currently married to Cardi B, was pulled over by Beverly Hills police after he drove through a crowd of Trump supporters and allegedly waved a handgun.

Beverly Hills police surrounded Offset’s vehicle with guns drawn. He refused orders to take his hand off his steering wheel and turn off the engine.

Offset: “I’m not finna do that.”

Cop: “Why not?”

“Because you got guns out. I’m not finna move my hands from my steering wheel.”

Offset live-streamed the traffic stop, telling police “Do you know who I am? I’m Offset from the Migos!”

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When a female officer told him he was seen waving a gun in the air, Offset said, “You just watched somebody beat my car up with a flag. What are you talking about?”

Another officer approached the car, reached in the driver’s side window and unlocked the car door. The officer then snatched Offset out of the vehicle. We’ve learned that he was only detained and eventually released.

Beverly Hills police also confirmed they detained a man for pointing a gun at Trump supporters.

Apparently they man they arrested for possession of a concealed loaded weapon is Marcelo Almanzar, Cardi B’s cousin.

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NIGERIA – Police Brutality at 60

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*Hard to believe that this month that Nigeria marks 60 years of her independence is when demonstrators against police brutality were killed in Lagos after security forces opened fire with live rounds of ammunition.

About twelve were killed and many more injured.

Nigeria’s cartoonist Don Marvel’s red bloodied cartoon saddens the reality of the current situation.

The current government of President Muhammadu Buhari has lost control. Nigeria will survive its present turmoil but the gaping wound will take long to heal – Cartoon by DON Marvelhttps://donmarvey.blogspot.com

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TAYO Fatunla is an award-winning Nigerian Comic Artist, Editorial Cartoonist, Writer and Illustrator. He is one of the participants of the CARTAN Virtual cartoon exhibition marking 60 years of Nigeria. He is a graduate of the prestigious Kubert School, in New Jersey, US. and recipient of the 2018 ECBACC Pioneer Lifetime Achievement Award for his illustrated OUR ROOTS creation and series – Famous people in Black History – He participated in the UNESCO’s Cartooning In Africa forum held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the Cartooning Global Forum in Paris, France and took part in the Afropolitan Comics virtual comics exhibition arranged by the French Institute in South Africa coinciding with its annual National Arts Festival –https://www.tayofatunla.com / [email protected]

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Attorney Ben Crump Issues Statement About Police Violence Against Protestors in Lagos Nigeria

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump released the following statement in response to Nigerian security forces opening fire on peaceful protestors last night in Lagos, Nigeria:

“It is unacceptable for a government to brutalize and murder its own people. We are calling for transparency and accountability from the Lagos government on the cruel and unnecessary violence used against these peaceful protestors.

“The ability for citizens to demonstrate safely when they see injustice within their government should be a sacred right across the globe. When our brothers and sisters abroad cannot speak out without fearing for their lives, it is clear we are dealing with an international human rights violation that demands we raise our voices.”

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ABOUT BEN CRUMP LAW

Through his work, nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump has spearheaded a legal movement to better protect the rights of marginalized citizens. He has led landscape-changing civil rights cases and represented clients in a wide range of areas including civil rights, personal injury, labor and employment, class actions, and more. Ben Crump Law is dedicated to holding the powerful accountable. For more information, visit www.bencrump.com.

 

 

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