‘Permit Karen’ Calls Cops on Black Neighbors, Met with Student Protest

‘Permit Karen’ Calls Cops on Black Neighbors, Met with Student Protest

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The NJ woman who’s been dubbed “Permit Karen” now has protesters marching because she called cops on her black neighbors claiming she’d been assaulted … Play video content

PEACEFULLY PROTESTING

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After the couple posted the video, a group of local youths organized a protest … Originally published — 1:00 PM PT claiming she was trying “to put her black neighbors back in their place” by calling the police. The couple says PK barged onto their property 3 times in 30 minutes, peppering them with questions about permits for the home improvement project … marching up and down the block and chanting outside Susan’s home. That’s how the woman, whose real name is Susan, earned the handle. The couple claims Susan’s been harassing them for 2 years, but called this week’s incident an example of “white entitlement and black hate embodied.”

We reached out to police in Montclair … no word back, so far. The block war started Monday in Montclair, NJ, where the couple — who shot this video — say they told Permit Karen to leave their property when she had a meltdown over their right to install a stone patio in their backyard. Other neighbors on the block, many of whom are white, are also giving Susan hell … and when she didn’t get her way, they claim she called the cops with false allegations of an assault against her. something several other neighbors dispute. “officers responded to a dispute between neighbors … 7/1/2020 1:53 PM PT

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1:53 PM PT — The Montclair Police Department tells TMZ …

L.A. City Councilman Herb Wesson’s LAPD Reform Plan, Adding Unarmed Teams

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A SAFER ALTERNATIVE

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L.A. The measure will require defunding the police — or more accurately, reallocating the city’s budget. send specially-trained, and unarmed, community members. The City Councilman thinks the change would free up LAPD to better police violent cases. It also sounds like this is a plan that could be adopted nationwide — if it’s effective in the city of Angels. Play video content

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SEPARATION ANXIETY

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For example, the incident that went down in Tampa this past weekend — where officers responded to a call for a mother in mental distress. The Council’s intent is clear … Wesson came on “TMZ Live” Wednesday to discuss a new city-wide measure he and his fellow council members voted on and passed this week, which aims to pull cops off on non-violent calls for service, and instead … Win-win. Cops ended up ripping away her children in a heartbreaking scene. Wesson wants to put a stop to unnecessary roughness like that, by deploying specialists who can calm situations and talk down subjects. reduce the possibility of police using excessive force, and have social workers and mental health pros on the scene to deescalate and help citizens in need. City Councilman Herb Wesson says it’s time to have the right people responding to situations where force is not needed — and his plan could be a model for the future of policing in America.

D.L. Hughley Says He Spread COVID-19 to His Radio Show Team

He tells us everyone he came in contact with on that Tuesday has since tested positive, as well — except for his daughter — but it sounds like, so far, everyone’s gonna be okay. Meanwhile, D.L.’s promoting his new book, ‘Surrender, White People!’ … We’ll let him explain, but you might wanna look up your closest Magic Johnson Theater. which tackles centuries of white supremacy in America — and ends with a very unique plan for peace. he’s pretty sure he passed it on to his radio show staff too. Play video content

THE SCARY MOMENT ON STAGE

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Hughley says he was in Dallas for a few days — where COVID precautions were a bit more lax — but returned to do his radio show on Tuesday, June 16. 7/1/2020 12:35 PM PT

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THIS OPENED MY EYES

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D.L. A few days later … The comedian tells us he’s recovered from COVID-19 and is in the last days of self-quarantine, and while the virus probably contributed to his on-stage collapse last month at a Nashville comedy club … he says he’s remained asymptomatic — before and after diagnosis. spread the virus to his team … Unfortunately, as health experts have warned, it seems that’s also the reason D.L. he had the scary incident at Zanies Comedy Club, and subsequently tested positive for coronavirus. Hughley’s got a good idea where he picked up the coronavirus, and even without experiencing any symptoms … making him a “regular Typhoid Mary,” as he put it.

Stonewall Jackson Statue Removed by Crews in Virginia

A peaceful crowd gathered to take pics of Stonewall’s monument getting the ol’ heave-ho. 7/1/2020 12:20 PM PT

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BRING IT DOWN!!! Legend has it he rushed troops forward to close a gap against a Union attack. the city took matters into its own hands. There was concern the statues were a hazard as nationwide protests continued. Crews on the city’s famed Monument Avenue took down Stonewall following weeks of unrest that saw protesters destroy or vandalize other Confederate statues. A general is reported to have said, “Look, men, there is Jackson standing like a stone wall.”

Well, his statue’s no longer standing in his home state. @JeremyMcPike/Twitter

Stonewall Jackson’s going the way of other Confederate leaders — his statue in Richmond, VA has been toppled, but not by angry protesters … The statue had been targeted by protesters who’d already the torn down the Jefferson Davis statue. He said it needed to come down as a matter of public safety. The Mayor reportedly bypassed a special meeting with the City Council to vote on a resolution calling for the statue’s removal — and just pulled the plug himself. Jackson — who wanted VA to remain in the Union but remained loyal when it seceded in April 1861 — earned his nickname at the First Battle of Bull Run in July 1861. Richmond’s Mayor Levar Stoney ordered the immediate removal Wednesday of the statue honoring the Civil War general for the Confederation.

Rams & Chargers Hang Monstrous Scoreboard At SoFi Stadium, 2.2 Million Lbs!

But, hey … 7/1/2020 12:55 PM PT

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Move over, Jerry Jones … The L.A. The teams also say it’s hooked up with 260 speakers … The board is the largest EVER in sports history (yes, even bigger than the one at Jerry World in Dallas) … saying their one-of-a-kind jumbotron is now fully functional at the new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. there’s a new king in the scoreboard world — the Rams and Chargers just officially hung their video beast, AND IT’S 2.2 MILLION POUNDS!!! it’s gaudy. and holds enough power to keep 1,500 home theater systems running!!! NFL squads made the joint announcement Wednesday … the teams say the new digs will be complete by the end of this summer regardless — so getcha popcorn ready just in case — AND WEAR YOUR MASKS!! coming in at 120 yards long and featuring 70,000 square feet of LED technology. Unclear if any fans will be able to watch it this season — coronavirus cases are spiking like crazy in California and with the regular season’s kickoff set for only 2 months from now, things ain’t looking promising. And, according to the teams …

Sky News Reporter Interrupted by Son Live On Air, He Wants Biscuits!

7/1/2020 10:32 AM PT

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BISCUIT BREAK-IN

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A British journalist reporting live from home got yanked back into the field of family life during her broadcast — and it’s freakin’ adorable … Of course, that phenomenon isn’t specific to coronavirus or WFH, per se — and the Brits oughta know that first-hand. Sky News’ foreign affairs editor, Deborah Haynes, was live on the air Wednesday with presenter Mark Austin — and they were talking shop about a new law across the pond that’ll allow millions of people in Hong Kong to — y’know what, let’s just get to Deborah’s cute kid. and saunters over to bring something of the utmost importance to her attention — biscuits. This reminds us of another very famous/very funny kid-trusion a few years back that happened live on the BBC, before COVID-19 was running rampant. Deborah handled the situation as gracefully as she could, excusing herself from the chat for a moment to address her boy’s pressing concerns … American professor Robert Kelly was doing a live shot from home to dish on South Korean policy, when his own two young children sashayed into the room … only to have his wife fly in after them and yank them out. Deb’s sitter must’ve been busy with the tea downstairs or something here. She haggled and gave him the okay for 2 — but by then, the camera had cut back to Mark in the studio and he was already moving on, seemingly irritated by the interruption. He kept it relatively chill too though, saying that’s what happens when reporting amid a lockdown. Highest priority!!! Her young son — who can’t be more than 5 — storms into the room she’s doing her live shot from … even if the anchor didn’t think so. namely, if he could have 3 biscuits.

Jada Pinkett Smith Denies August Alsina’s Claim They Had an Affair

but reps for Jada could not have been more clear about their stance. so it sounds for his part like he was pretty deeply in love with her. August recently sat down with The Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee to talk about his new album, “The Product III: stateofEMERGEncy” … Will and Jada have been very public over the years about their open relationship, but her team says the whole thing is made up. Play video content

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AA was emotional as he explained how Jada is the only person he’s ever loved, and how he devoted himself to her and poured himself into their relationship for many years. August hinted at a sexual relationship with Jada last year, when he made some thinly-veiled references to her in his song, “Nunya.”

Now, August has spoken his piece about his alleged romantic past with Jada … The singer claims walking away from his relationship with Jada when she “butchered” him and basically “killed” him … saying it was “absolutely not true!!!”

August also insists Will gave their relationship his blessing. However, Jada’s rep was quick to denounce his claim … but the interview quickly took a turn, with him claiming he had been in a relationship with Jada after being introduced to her by her son, Jaden, in 2015, and, according to him, it lasted quite some time. 7/1/2020 7:04 AM PT

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Jada Pinkett Smith says claims made by singer August Alsina that the two had an affair that was green-lit by her husband, Will Smith, are a total lie.

76ers Launch Probe Into Disturbing Allegations Of Racism & Bullying On Dance Team

I will slum it to the west side of Philly just to find your ass, beat the sh*t out of it, and then get you backlisted from whatever club you think you can get in.”

Coleman — who reportedly left the dance team in 2015 — claims similar bullying incidents happened to her regularly … but by members of the dance team’s coaching staff as well. 7/1/2020 9:05 AM PT

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A former member of the Philadelphia 76ers’ dance team claims she was the victim of bullying and racism during her time on the squad … Yahne Coleman — a fashion model who used to perform with the Sixers Dancers — revealed the disturbing allegations in a lengthy social media post Tuesday. Coleman also attached a video with her post … In the statement, Coleman claimed she was “racially profiled, bullied and threatened” not only by her dance teammates … We intend to investigate this matter immediately and remain committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and equality.” “The videos, which were filmed in 2016, featured derogatory comments from a former dance team member who left the organization in 2013.”

The team continued, “We take this situation very seriously. which she says shows a former teammate making inappropriate and racist remarks toward her, and even threatening her. and now, the Sixers have launched an investigation. Waiting for your permission to load the Instagram Media. and she says when she reported it to officials in the 76ers’ organization, “nothing was done.”

The Sixers released a statement shortly after Coleman’s post went up, and they say they’re vowing to do a thorough investigation into the claims. In the footage, the woman can be heard saying, “I will teach you how to use a tampon because your dirty-ass vagina probably smells like fish.”

The woman in the video can also be heard saying, “I will find you in whatever home project you live in. “Tonight, we were made aware of social media posts involving former dance team members that contained insensitive, offensive and unacceptable remarks, as well as allegations of bullying and racist behavior,” the team said.

Texas Woman Freaks Out Over 7-Eleven Mask Policy, Spits on Counter

The woman is trying to buy a rack of Miller Lite — but the front counter clerk won’t let her check out because she’s not wearing a face covering. It’s also proving once more … buy a mask here. she doesn’t have a mask. the mask-less are not getting much shopping done these days. She agrees, flabbergasted that he won’t sell her the beer because of it. In any case, it’s another example of would-be freedom fighters pushing back with all their might against a simple policy that even some of Trump’s closest allies are starting to follow. The 7-Eleven guy keeps his cool throughout. The guy points out the obvious … She starts throwing a tantrum, and it’s all downhill from there. The woman says the amount of time he’s wasting is probably spreading more germs than if he would just let her purchase the booze and be on her way — and his response is … In the latter half of the video, the woman continues to escalate the situation … only here, she left behind a gross remnant to mark her territory. Play video content

TRADER KAREN

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No word on whether this got to the point of getting cops involved, or if things ended here. well, ‘MURICA!!! 7/1/2020 7:07 AM PT

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‘Rona-truthers have infiltrated the Lone Star State — here’s a Texas woman melting down at a 7-Eleven over their mask policy … He stands firm though, saying it’s the convenience store’s policy to have one on while shopping, and that pisses her off even more. The lady absolutely refuses to do so, starting to proclaim … outright spitting on the counter before storming out.

Jay Cutler’s Chicken Serial Killer Revealed, Damn Raccoon!

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2020 … The week-long saga took many twists and turns — including traps and overnight stakeouts — with pretty much the entire nation on the edge of its seat to figure out who the hell was offing the chickens. Cutler had been dealing with an unknown menace that was ripping the heads off his beloved birds … with the ex-NFL QB catching a beastly raccoon in the act!!! Play video content

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But, Jay can now FINALLY get some sleep … and he devoted his retirement life to saving his chickens. Yes … “Unfortunately I’m sure this raccoon has some family members.”

“While this saga is sadly ending, I’m sure there will be more. As we previously reported … We can all sleep well for a few nights.”

So, is this the end of an era and we can all go back to worrying about bigger issues?? Ladies are now safe and sound. Chicken heads were ripped off and bodies were left in the chicken yard.”

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The Jay Cutler Chicken Serial Killer Mystery of 2020 is officially SOLVED … ’cause he’s officially discovered the culprit — A DAMN TRASH PANDA!!! “Which fits the evidence. “All is well and happy to report it was a raccoon,” Cutler said on IG Wednesday morning. at least, for now. new levels of weird.

Breonna Taylor’s Family Outraged Over Kentucky AG Engagement Party Pics

And yes, as for Tina’s claim that Cameron snubbed Breonna’s mom … so far, no word back. She tried meeting with him in early June, but he avoided her and had someone else from his office speak to her over the phone. one of the officers involved in her death, Brett Hankison, got canned from the Louisville PD. Waiting for your permission to load the Instagram Media. That is not what this post is about! Tina writes, “I have no problem with who he marries, that is his personal business. Even if the guy’s got a team on it, we’re told they see this as him not giving a damn. we’re told that’s true. She explained how Cameron’s election to the AG office was initially seen as a boon for the black community — but went on to say his inaction in the case proves otherwise, especially when it comes to Breonna’s killing. Now, Cameron has called for patience, as he’s said he’s vetting the case thoroughly — but we’re told Breonna’s family has lost confidence in him bringing about justice. We’re told he hasn’t provided any updates. photos surfaced over the weekend of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron hosting an engagement party with friends and loved ones — something Bey’s ma, Tina Lawson, jumped on and openly criticized on social media, along with several others. 7/1/2020 5:59 AM PT

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Breonna Taylor’s family is in the same corner as Beyonce’s mom over photos of Kentucky’s top prosecutor partying it up with his fiancee instead of drilling down in her case. The latest news in Breonna’s case … The shooting occurred more than 3 months ago. We’re told the family has its own team working round the clock for answers — and while the AG said he too was doing the same, our sources say the family feels his actions prove otherwise. And where are their masks?”

Sources close to the family tell us they couldn’t agree more with Tina’s sentiment … That’s about it — no criminal charges have been filed, and there’s no telling if charges are forthcoming. they see these photos as a slap in the face. Gallery

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We’ve reached out to the Attorney General’s office for comment on Cameron’s engagement photos … I just don’t understand his actions!!! ICYMI …

Pro Gamer ‘Karma’ Struck By Lightning During Live Stream, ‘My Hand Burned!!’

She posted an update the following morning — saying, “Hands healed up after being iced all last night and were very minor burns, controller is melted near USB connection where I got flashbanged or w/e .”

She added, “And I am COMPLETELY FINE. Thanks for the outpouring of love.”

Karma — you’re a beast. I’m completely fine. 27-year-old Jaime Bickford — AKA Karma — was commenting on a game of “Rocket League” on Sunday night when somehow she was hit by lightning during a storm in her area. 7/1/2020 7:36 AM PT

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Terrifying moment from a pro gamer — who was struck by ACTUAL LIGHTNING while streaming on Twitch … and the video is intense. I’m just kinda … According to Bickford’s bio, she lives in the Boston area. I got scared and also my hand burns hurt a little bit.”

Bickford even posted a photo of the melted controller. During the stream, you can hear the storm rumbling, followed by Jaime shrieking in pain. she got back on the stream and provided an update. A short time later … Unbelievable story. Lightning, apparently we’re having really bad thunderstorms here.”

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You can hear Jaime drop her controller and she begins to cry in pain. “Sorry guys, I am a little bit upset right now.

Elijah McClain Violinist Says Cops Wanted To Make Example Of Musicians

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DISTURBING THE PEACE

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Lee was one of the musicians who trekked to Aurora to pay respects to Elijah, who died last year while in custody of Aurora PD. Lee England Jr. so says a famous violinist who saw it all play out. and as you can see, it was very intimate and moving. Figuring music was the best way to help the family heal, Lee played the violin for a few hours in front of Elijah’s loved ones at his Airbnb … Aurora police made a calculated decision to disrupt the vigil because they knew they had easy targets at a peaceful protest full of musicians and children. Elijah was a big fan of the violin, which is why his Saturday night vigil was serenaded by violinists, who played on even after police showed up in riot gear and unleashed pepper spray. 7/1/2020 1:00 AM PT

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Cops in Aurora, CO targeted Elijah McClain’s violin vigil to make an example out of nonviolent musicians …

Adam Silver Admits New COVID Wave Could Kill NBA Reboot

“I am absolutely convinced that it will be safer on this campus than off this campus because there aren’t many situations that I am aware of where there is mass testing of asymptomatic employees,” Silver said. 7/1/2020 5:52 AM PT

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“Certainly if we had a lot of cases, we are going to stop. “We and our players together with their union, look at the data on a daily basis. including DeAndre Jordan, Jabari Parker, 3 members of the NO Pelicans, several members of the Denver Nuggets organization and more. But, I am only going to say we will be responsible and watch what is happening, but the biggest indicator will be if we begin to see a spread in our community.”

The NBA season is set to tip-off on July 31 — but some teams are planning to begin travel to Orlando as early as July 7. “In some ways, this is maybe a model for how other industries can ultimately open. “We haven’t put a precise number on it, but if we were to see a large number of cases and see spread in our community, that would, of course, be a cause to stop as well.”

Silver says the league has a team of medical and science experts to help guide them through the pandemic plan. You cannot run from this virus.”

That’s NBA commissioner Adam Silver acknowledging his plan to continue the season in Orlando could hit a huge speed bump if players and staff continue to test positive for COVID. Stay tuned … saying he’s still “pretty confident” the season will happen, but nothing is certain. Of course, several NBA players have tested positive for coronavirus recently … If there were something to change that was outside of the scope of what we are playing for, certainly, we would revisit our plans.”

“We are testing daily,” Silver continued … Still, Silver believes the bubble environment at Walt Disney World in Orlando will still be relatively safe. And, with concern growing, Silver addressed the issues Tuesday during an appearance on ‘TIME 100 Talks’ …

Rich the Kid’s Fiancee, Tori Brixx, Alleged Victim in Home Invasion Robbery

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Tori Brixx can’t seem to stay out of danger — she was allegedly the victim of another home invasion robbery, but thankfully … Play video content

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You may recall … We’re told there was a party at a rental house with 15-20 people, and sometime around midnight … The rapper was attacked and robbed at gunpoint as well, and he was later hospitalized with injuries. she wasn’t injured this time. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Tori is one of several alleged victims of a home invasion earlier this week in L.A., where perps allegedly made off with more than $100k in property. Our LE sources say the suspects were armed and demanded the partygoers’ cash, jewelry and phones. Tori posted video from inside the house just hours before the alleged incident. it was 2 years ago when Tori was with Rich the Kid at her home when robbers broke in demanding cash and jewelry. We’re told among the property stolen … Tori was pistol-whipped and suffered a deep cut on her cheek, along with bruising and swelling around her eye. We’re told police are now looking for videos from around the area, but so far, no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. 5 purses.