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Africa, cnn.com, and Memes: White South African Woman Becomes First To Be Jailed For Hate Speech After Video Of Her Racist Rant Goes Viral; Sentenced To Three Years @balleralert White South African Woman Becomes First To Be Jailed For Hate Speech After Video Of Her Racist Rant Goes Viral; Sentenced To Three Years – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While racist, hate speech should never be tolerated, it is strictly prohibited in South Africa, as it is specifically excluded from the protection of free speech in the Constitution. In fact, according to the NY Times, back in 2016, the country released a draft law that would criminalize racism, meaning hate speech cases would go to criminal courts instead of civil and would be punishable by up to 10 years in prison. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Since then, the nation has moved to implement the new rules and subsequently make an example of a white South African woman. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to CNN, Vicki Momberg was found guilty in November for crimen injuria, better known as the willful injuring of someone’s dignity in her racist verbal attack on a black police officer. The incident was caught on camera and quickly went viral. Since then, Momberg has been prosecuted and sentenced to three years in prison with one year suspended sentence, as she becomes the first South African to be jailed for the offense. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “We’ve had crimen injuria (cases before), but they have always been coupled by other charges. This is the first for a prison sentence for crimen injuria on its own,” a spokesperson said of the sentencing. “We are pleased with the sentence. This sends a clear message to those who undermine other people’s rights.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the incident that led to the sentencing, Momberg was caught on video hurling racial slurs at South African police officers after they stopped to help her after her car was broken into in Johannesburg. According to reports, she repeatedly used words that were used to insult black people during the apartheid. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now, Momberg will have two years behind bars to think about her actions.
Africa, cnn.com, and Memes: White South African Woman Becomes First
 To Be Jailed For Hate Speech After Video Of
 Her Racist Rant Goes Viral; Sentenced To
 Three Years
 @balleralert
White South African Woman Becomes First To Be Jailed For Hate Speech After Video Of Her Racist Rant Goes Viral; Sentenced To Three Years – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While racist, hate speech should never be tolerated, it is strictly prohibited in South Africa, as it is specifically excluded from the protection of free speech in the Constitution. In fact, according to the NY Times, back in 2016, the country released a draft law that would criminalize racism, meaning hate speech cases would go to criminal courts instead of civil and would be punishable by up to 10 years in prison. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Since then, the nation has moved to implement the new rules and subsequently make an example of a white South African woman. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to CNN, Vicki Momberg was found guilty in November for crimen injuria, better known as the willful injuring of someone’s dignity in her racist verbal attack on a black police officer. The incident was caught on camera and quickly went viral. Since then, Momberg has been prosecuted and sentenced to three years in prison with one year suspended sentence, as she becomes the first South African to be jailed for the offense. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “We’ve had crimen injuria (cases before), but they have always been coupled by other charges. This is the first for a prison sentence for crimen injuria on its own,” a spokesperson said of the sentencing. “We are pleased with the sentence. This sends a clear message to those who undermine other people’s rights.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the incident that led to the sentencing, Momberg was caught on video hurling racial slurs at South African police officers after they stopped to help her after her car was broken into in Johannesburg. According to reports, she repeatedly used words that were used to insult black people during the apartheid. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now, Momberg will have two years behind bars to think about her actions.

White South African Woman Becomes First To Be Jailed For Hate Speech After Video Of Her Racist Rant Goes Viral; Sentenced To Three Years – b...

Bad, Family, and God: Justino Mora @JustinoMora1 Hector Barajas, a U.S. veteran, was deported in 2004. Today, our dear friend Hector won his battle against the U.S. government and will be allowed to return home, become a U.S. citizen, and reunite with his family! Hector will be sworn in as a citizen on April 13th in San Diego. Yass!! 💜🙌🏽😊 Via The San Diego Union-Tribune: "Hector Barajas, who became the face and voice of deported veterans after his own deportation, will be allowed to return to the place he considers home and become a U.S. citizen. Barajas burst into joyous tears seated on a couch Thursday afternoon in front of a large American flag as he read a document informing him that he would be sworn in as a citizen on April 13 in San Diego. “Fourteen years, man,” Hector said, his voice cracking. “Oh my God, this is great. Hallelujah! Hallelujah!”. “I’m coming home, mom!” he added. Barajas was honorably discharged from the Army in 2001 but struggled readjusting to civilian life. He took a plea deal for a charge of shooting at an occupied car in 2002. Because of that conviction, the government took away his green card, and he was deported in 2004 after he finished a prison sentence. “I made bad decisions,” Barajas-Varela told the Union-Tribune last year about that time in his life. “I put myself in that situation... I wouldn’t put myself in that situation again.” Barajas founded the Deported Veterans Support House, known to many as “the Bunker,” in 2013 to support deportees in Tijuana. He became a leader in a push for legislative changes to help U.S. military veterans who had not become citizens avoid deportation and to bring back those who were already removed. He was born in Mexico but raised in Los Angeles from age seven. Since he had a green card, he was able to serve in the Army and was part of the 82nd Airborne Division from 1995 to 2001. At the time, he thought he’d automatically become a citizen, but that was not the case. Members of the military are allowed to apply for citizenship with no waiting period. They still have to fill out the paperwork and pass the tests. Noncitizens who serve in the military are still at risk for deportation if they commit crimes that can cause the U.S. to revoke their green cards."
Bad, Family, and God: Justino Mora
 @JustinoMora1
 Hector Barajas, a U.S. veteran, was
 deported in 2004. Today, our dear friend
 Hector won his battle against the U.S.
 government and will be allowed to return
 home, become a U.S. citizen, and reunite
 with his family!
 Hector will be sworn in as a citizen on
 April 13th in San Diego.
Yass!! 💜🙌🏽😊 Via The San Diego Union-Tribune: "Hector Barajas, who became the face and voice of deported veterans after his own deportation, will be allowed to return to the place he considers home and become a U.S. citizen. Barajas burst into joyous tears seated on a couch Thursday afternoon in front of a large American flag as he read a document informing him that he would be sworn in as a citizen on April 13 in San Diego. “Fourteen years, man,” Hector said, his voice cracking. “Oh my God, this is great. Hallelujah! Hallelujah!”. “I’m coming home, mom!” he added. Barajas was honorably discharged from the Army in 2001 but struggled readjusting to civilian life. He took a plea deal for a charge of shooting at an occupied car in 2002. Because of that conviction, the government took away his green card, and he was deported in 2004 after he finished a prison sentence. “I made bad decisions,” Barajas-Varela told the Union-Tribune last year about that time in his life. “I put myself in that situation... I wouldn’t put myself in that situation again.” Barajas founded the Deported Veterans Support House, known to many as “the Bunker,” in 2013 to support deportees in Tijuana. He became a leader in a push for legislative changes to help U.S. military veterans who had not become citizens avoid deportation and to bring back those who were already removed. He was born in Mexico but raised in Los Angeles from age seven. Since he had a green card, he was able to serve in the Army and was part of the 82nd Airborne Division from 1995 to 2001. At the time, he thought he’d automatically become a citizen, but that was not the case. Members of the military are allowed to apply for citizenship with no waiting period. They still have to fill out the paperwork and pass the tests. Noncitizens who serve in the military are still at risk for deportation if they commit crimes that can cause the U.S. to revoke their green cards."

Yass!! 💜🙌🏽😊 Via The San Diego Union-Tribune: "Hector Barajas, who became the face and voice of deported veterans after his own deportation, ...

Driving, Life, and Memes: Ronald Gasser Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Killing Joe McKnight In Road Rage Incdent @balleralert Ronald Gasser Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Killing Joe McKnight In Road Rage Incident - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Back in 2016, tragedy struck at a Terrytown intersection after a road-rage dispute involving Ronald Gasser and former NFL baller, Joe McKnight turned fatal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The incident took place after a 5-mile race-induced confrontation that began with aggressive driving on a bridge and ended when Gasser firing three shots through McKnight’s passenger window. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Initially, Gasser, 56, was charged with 2nd-degree murder, which carries a life sentence, but in January a jury elected for a lesser charge and convicted the shooter of manslaughter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Since then though, Gasser has been sentenced to 30 of the possible 40 years in prison for the death of McKnight. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “To you, it might have seemed like an insignificant life to take, but it wasn’t,” McKnight’s mother said during her victim impact statement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The mother of McKnight’s child also released a statement, saying she will make sure her son doesn’t grow up to hate him, saying, “Ronald Gasser hear me when I say, it will be my life’s mission to make sure my son Jayden doesn’t grow up with hate for you.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Not because you don’t deserve it, but because he should not have hate in his heart,” Michelle Quick said.
Driving, Life, and Memes: Ronald Gasser Sentenced To 30 Years In
 Prison For Killing Joe McKnight In Road
 Rage Incdent @balleralert
Ronald Gasser Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Killing Joe McKnight In Road Rage Incident - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Back in 2016, tragedy struck at a Terrytown intersection after a road-rage dispute involving Ronald Gasser and former NFL baller, Joe McKnight turned fatal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The incident took place after a 5-mile race-induced confrontation that began with aggressive driving on a bridge and ended when Gasser firing three shots through McKnight’s passenger window. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Initially, Gasser, 56, was charged with 2nd-degree murder, which carries a life sentence, but in January a jury elected for a lesser charge and convicted the shooter of manslaughter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Since then though, Gasser has been sentenced to 30 of the possible 40 years in prison for the death of McKnight. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “To you, it might have seemed like an insignificant life to take, but it wasn’t,” McKnight’s mother said during her victim impact statement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The mother of McKnight’s child also released a statement, saying she will make sure her son doesn’t grow up to hate him, saying, “Ronald Gasser hear me when I say, it will be my life’s mission to make sure my son Jayden doesn’t grow up with hate for you.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Not because you don’t deserve it, but because he should not have hate in his heart,” Michelle Quick said.

Ronald Gasser Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Killing Joe McKnight In Road Rage Incident - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Back in 2016, ...

Memes, Money, and News: Woman Who Ran Over Her "Sugar Daddy" When He Stopped Spending Money On Her Gets 15 Years in Prison @balleralert Woman Who Ran Over Her “Sugar Daddy” When He Stopped Spending Money On Her Gets 15 Years in Prison- blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A Georgia woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for running over her “sugar daddy” when he tried to stop spending money on her. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to NY Daily News, Junmakia Racquel Henley, 47, met the money man back in February of 2016 at a Walmart in Marietta. The two got to know each other over a span of several days before Henley convinced the man, who has been described as a “dapper retired engineer in his 60s,” to buy her gifts and take her on a trip. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But, when the man finally got tired of spending money on Henley by the end of the week, he asked her to leave. He then walked Henley to her car, which is when things took a turn for the worse. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, just after Henley got into her car, she quickly backed up and accelerated toward the man, as the impact tossed him up onto the hood of the car. Henley then reversed and drove over him again, as he fell from the hood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, the victim survived the incident and phoned officials for help. Meanwhile, the woman fled the scene. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Eventually, Henley was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, aggravated battery, and felony hit and run. She was convicted in 30 minutes and sentenced to 15 years with 10 years of probation after her stint.
Memes, Money, and News: Woman Who Ran Over Her "Sugar
 Daddy" When He Stopped Spending
 Money On Her Gets 15 Years in Prison
 @balleralert
Woman Who Ran Over Her “Sugar Daddy” When He Stopped Spending Money On Her Gets 15 Years in Prison- blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A Georgia woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for running over her “sugar daddy” when he tried to stop spending money on her. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to NY Daily News, Junmakia Racquel Henley, 47, met the money man back in February of 2016 at a Walmart in Marietta. The two got to know each other over a span of several days before Henley convinced the man, who has been described as a “dapper retired engineer in his 60s,” to buy her gifts and take her on a trip. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But, when the man finally got tired of spending money on Henley by the end of the week, he asked her to leave. He then walked Henley to her car, which is when things took a turn for the worse. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, just after Henley got into her car, she quickly backed up and accelerated toward the man, as the impact tossed him up onto the hood of the car. Henley then reversed and drove over him again, as he fell from the hood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, the victim survived the incident and phoned officials for help. Meanwhile, the woman fled the scene. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Eventually, Henley was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, aggravated battery, and felony hit and run. She was convicted in 30 minutes and sentenced to 15 years with 10 years of probation after her stint.

Woman Who Ran Over Her “Sugar Daddy” When He Stopped Spending Money On Her Gets 15 Years in Prison- blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀...

Facebook, Head, and Hillary Clinton: U.S. NEWs PHARMA BRO Mar 09 Martin Shkreli, aka 'Pharma Bro', sentenced to 7 years in prison for federal fraud charges. Martin Shkreli, also known as “Pharma Bro,” was sentenced to seven years in prison for federal fraud charges related to two hedge funds he ran and his former company, Retrophin. Shkreli became infamous for raising the price of the drug Daraprim by more than 5,000 percent while running another of his companies, Turing Pharmaceuticals, but was charged for unrelated crimes. Along with his 7-year conviction, Shkreli has been ordered to forfeit nearly $7.4 million, his ownership of a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album, and a Picasso. This is far from the 12-18 months his defense team was arguing for, and includes a three-year probation period and an additional $75,000 fine. ___ Shkreli was convicted on three of eight counts of fraud for to lying to investors, but his behavior out of the courtroom also contributed to the sentencing. After his initial proceedings back in August, Shkreli offered up to $5,000 to any of his online followers who could pluck a hair from Hillary Clinton’s head. Additionally, he wrote on Facebook that if he were to be acquitted, he would pursue sexual relations with a particular female journalist. These two instances caused the judge to revoke his bail, sending him to the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn where he’s been residing ever since. ___ Photo: Amr Alfiky-Reuters
Facebook, Head, and Hillary Clinton: U.S. NEWs
 PHARMA BRO
 Mar 09 Martin Shkreli, aka 'Pharma Bro',
 sentenced to 7 years in prison for federal
 fraud charges.
Martin Shkreli, also known as “Pharma Bro,” was sentenced to seven years in prison for federal fraud charges related to two hedge funds he ran and his former company, Retrophin. Shkreli became infamous for raising the price of the drug Daraprim by more than 5,000 percent while running another of his companies, Turing Pharmaceuticals, but was charged for unrelated crimes. Along with his 7-year conviction, Shkreli has been ordered to forfeit nearly $7.4 million, his ownership of a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album, and a Picasso. This is far from the 12-18 months his defense team was arguing for, and includes a three-year probation period and an additional $75,000 fine. ___ Shkreli was convicted on three of eight counts of fraud for to lying to investors, but his behavior out of the courtroom also contributed to the sentencing. After his initial proceedings back in August, Shkreli offered up to $5,000 to any of his online followers who could pluck a hair from Hillary Clinton’s head. Additionally, he wrote on Facebook that if he were to be acquitted, he would pursue sexual relations with a particular female journalist. These two instances caused the judge to revoke his bail, sending him to the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn where he’s been residing ever since. ___ Photo: Amr Alfiky-Reuters

Martin Shkreli, also known as “Pharma Bro,” was sentenced to seven years in prison for federal fraud charges related to two hedge funds he r...