Real Time host Bill Maher criticized racial profiling against black people when it comes to police encounters during his panel discussion on Friday, pointing out that North Carolina — where Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by an officer while allegedly carrying a gun — is an open-carry state.
“We apparently live in this country where it’s open carry really just for white people,” he said. “Also by the way, it’s ‘open angry’ just for white people. When you talk to the [Donald] Trump people, they’re angry. And then the media, they talk about that like it’s a virtue … But black people can’t be angry.”
Even if Scott had a gun, Maher said, police “don’t have to kill every time somebody does something that makes [them] nervous.”
“We have to train our police to not be that guy who just empties the clip,” he said.
At the same time, though, Maher said he felt like Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby, who was charged with manslaughter on Thursday for shooting Terence Crutcher, was also a victim.
“She’s a victim of bad police training,” he argued. “Police do not train the way they should. If you’re that nervous, you can’t do this job.”
Watch the discussion, as posted online on Friday, below.
‘Go look at President Trump’s Twitter’: Portland right-wing rally organizer claims ‘mission success’
The organizer of a far-right rally in Portland, Oregon claimed the event was a "success" after President Donald Trump attacked Portlandiers protesting the group.
"A confluence of protesters on opposite ends of the ideological spectrum merged on Portland’s waterfront Saturday in a tense but relatively uneventful face-off that brought national attention, including a tweet in the hours before the protest by President Trump decrying the city’s signature anti-fascist movement," the Oregonian reported Saturday.
When a similar right-wing rally in Charlottesville, Virginia killed Heather Heyer, Trump argued there were "fine people" on both sides of the "Unite the Right" rally.
Why was Jeffrey Epstein buying size 5 women’s panties — while in jail?
The Miami Herald has another bombshell report on Jeffrey Epstein, who died in a Manhattan jail while waiting to stand trial on federal sex crimes charges.
"A decade ago, during a brief stint in Palm Beach County Jail, convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein made an odd purchase at the facility’s store: two pairs of small women’s panties, size 5," the Herald reported Saturday night.
The newspaper noted, "the panties raise questions about why a childless male inmate, accused of sexually abusing girls as young as 14, would be allowed to buy female undergarments so small that they wouldn’t fit an average-sized adult woman."
White nationalist Republican ridiculed after only 2 people show up for his town hall meeting
Embattled Rep. Steve King (R-IA) suffered further humiliation on Saturday when only two people showed up for his town hall meeting with Iowa constituents.
King, who was stripped of all committee assignments for his white nationalism, was been an embarrassment for Republicans with his constant racism and misogyny.
A photo of the town hall meeting was posted on Twitter by Reuters photo editor Corinne Perkins.
Rep. King was quickly mocked in the comments.
Here's some of what people were saying: