Video blogger Jay Smooth Tuesday commended Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry for comparing himself to Superman.
“Superman came to the United States as an undocumented immigrant,” Smooth noted. “He loved America so much that he was willing to take on a secret identity, live a double life and step up to do the hardest most back-breaking work that no one else was willing to do.”
“I applaud Rick Perry for embracing the idea that an undocumented immigrant named ‘Kal-El’ could be rightfully recognized as just as much of a citizen, just as much an American as any of us.”
Watch this video from Jay Smooth, broadcast Sept. 6, 2011.
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Atlanta mayor urges violent protesters to ‘go home’
ATLANTA — Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms had a blunt message to protesters who turned the streets of downtown Atlanta into scenes of violence and destruction late Friday: “Go home.”In an emotional news conference, flanked by hip-hop stars and civil rights leaders, the mayor said that demonstrators outraged at systemic racism and police violence are defying the city’s legacy of nonviolent protest by destroying police cars and smashing windows.“This is not a protest. This is not in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. This is chaos,” she said. “A protest has purpose. When Dr. King was assassinated, ... (more…)
‘Brutal and unacceptable’: Calls for arrest of NYPD cop who put woman in the ER during protests
The Speaker of the New York City Council is demanding accountability for a NYPD officer caught on tape violently striking a woman during protests of police violence.
Video of the incident appeared on social media on Friday. The video appears to show the cop running up a shoving the woman, launching her off her feet.
She is reportedly now in the ER after suffering a serious seizure.
"This officer needs to be charged with assault," Speaker Cory Johnson posted on Twitter. "Hard to watch. Brutal and unacceptable."
This officer needs to be charged with assault.