A police officer linked to the controversial arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown has been fired, Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said Thursday. The officer was "not involved in the initial incident," Morales said, adding that the firing was a result of a violation of the police department's social media policy. CBS affiliate WDJT-TV reports that the firing took place in the last 24 hours. Morales appeared Thursday at Marquette University's Law School where he spoke briefly about the case. Morales did not identify the officer, but officer Erik Andrade had been under internal investigation over his social media posts. Brown filed a federal lawsuit in June against the city of Milwaukee and its police department. The lawsuit alleges the arrest was unlawful and that police used excessive force when officers used a stun gun on him. Giannis Antetokounmpo on Sterling Brown arrest: "I'm going to have his back no matter what" Brown had been talking with officers … [Read more...] about Officer linked to Sterling Brown arrest fired for social media posts, chief says
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Officials say a Florida sheriff's deputy has been fired for social media posts that made racially-charged remarks about former first lady Michelle Obama and blamed Muslims for a mass shooting. The Palm Beach Post reported Saturday that Jason Van Dusen was terminated as a Palm Beach Sheriff's Office deputy. Van Dusen, a deputy since 1998, had been suspended once before for offensive social media posts. The posts that led to Van Dusen's firing includes one on Twitter displaying a photo of Michelle Obama next to one depicting a "Planet of the Apes" character. In another Twitter post from December 2, 2015 - the day 14 people were shot to death in San Bernardino, California - Van Dusen wrote that the U.S. has a "Muslim problem" and not "a gun problem." Brewery Using Eco-Friendly Rings to Help Save Marine Animals Get the latest from NBC 6 anywhere, anytime Download the App Available for IOS and Android Follow NBC 6 Twitter | Facebook | Instagram … [Read more...] about Florida Deputy Fired Over Social Media Posts About Michelle Obama, Muslims
A Chicago aviation security officer fired after forcibly removing a passenger from a United Airlines flight last year is suing the airline and his former employer, according to court documents.James Long, a former security officer for the Chicago Department of Aviation, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the department, its commissioner, Ginger Evans, and United for a broad range of claims related to his firing.On April 9, 2017, aviation security officers, including Long, were called to a United flight for a passenger who refused to give up his seat. The responding officers approached the passenger, Dr. David Dao, and tried to persuade him to leave calmly, after which Dao told them, “I’m not leaving this flight that I paid money for. I don’t care if I get arrested,” according to the lawsuit.Video taken by other passengers showed Long dragging Dao from the plane. Dao’s mouth was bloodied from hitting his head on an armrest during the altercation, according to … [Read more...] about Chicago Aviation security officer fired over passenger dragging sues city, United Airlines
By Ethan Baron | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: April 8, 2018 at 7:30 am | UPDATED: April 9, 2018 at 4:55 am People are angry at Facebook. People are angry at YouTube. People are angry at Twitter. With Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg set to testify before Congress less than a week after an enraged YouTube user wounded three people before killing herself at the company’s headquarters, the growing debate over what Silicon Valley’s social media giants do with the content and information we give them has hit a new pitch. “We’re reaching a boiling point,” said Frances Zelazny, chief of strategy at cybersecurity firm BioCatch. “Nobody even knows where their information is and how it’s going to be used.” Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have grown into massive global platforms, attracting everyone from travelers who share vacation photos and political junkies to agitators, trolls and nation-state operatives … [Read more...] about Rage against the social media machine: How did it get to this?
News / UK and world by Press Association April 8, 2018, 6:47 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Amber Rudd will challenge social media companies to do more to rid the web of gang-related content as she launches a Government drive to bear down on serious violence. The Home Secretary is expected to call for platforms to spell out explicitly that such material is forbidden on their sites. She will also emphasise that stop and search is a “vital” tool and announce ministers are looking at extending the powers so police can seize acid from suspects carrying it in public without good reason. Ms Rudd has denied that a rise in violent crime is linked to cuts to frontline policing on the basis of statistics. The new measures, which will be outlined on Monday, are part of a wide-ranging blueprint to tackle the “root causes” of serious violence, the Home Secretary said. Plans for the strategy were first announced … [Read more...] about Rudd urging social media firms to take more action against gang-linked content