Internal affairs is recommending two top police officials in Miami be fired for lack of honesty.
"Three days before Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo was officially sworn in, he drew a line in the sand to the city's command staff: 'You lie, You die,' warned the incoming chief, suggesting changes were coming within the department," the Miami Herald reported Friday. "That same morning, Nerly Papier, one of the city's top-ranked female police officers, a cop who grew up in the department working her way from a job as a temp to become Little Havana NET commander, hit a curb with her city-issued SUV. She blew out two tires, then continued to drive the vehicle, damaging its rims on her way to the office."
"Now, Papier and her husband Ronald Papier, the city's deputy chief and acting chief for two months during the transition to Acevedo, are fighting to hang onto their their jobs. The couple were suspended two weeks after Acevedo's swearing in on April 2. By the middle of May, an Internal Affairs investigation recommended they be fired for not following the proper chain of command after the SUV accident," the newspaper reported. "And despite the city refusing to say if any others were punished for alleged involvement in Nerly Papier's crash, the Miami Herald has learned that seven other officers — almost everyone who had anything to do with the accident and its aftermath — have received written reprimands."
Lack of candor about the incident is reportedly at the heart of the issue for Nerly Papier.
"In Nerly Papier's letter of reprimand from Internal Affairs, investigators determined she fudged the truth on several occasions, never acknowledged that there were pedestrians on the sidewalk when her SUV rode over the curb and did not mention she ran two red lights on her way to the station after the accident. The report also says that Nerly Papier told the commander in charge of property that she had two flat tires and never mentioned she was in an accident," the newspaper reported.
The newspaper also reported that why Ronald Papier is facing firing "remains unclear."
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HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher slammed the state of California for rationing water for citizens while farmers waste massive amounts of water growing almonds.
"In a story I'm getting tired of reporting, California is running out of water — and this time, just when we started showering again," Maher said.
"The Bay Area was just placed under a water shortage emergency with mandatory restrictions. Except, here's the thing, there isn't — even with the drought — really a shortage problem. It's more a, 'where the water is going' problem. California agriculture accounts for 80% of our water use, even though California agriculture is less than 2% of our economy," he explained.
"We actually have enough water, we give away too much of it to farmers who get their water subsidized by the government because we still act like it's 1890 and farmers are small and independent when they're really mostly part of Big Ag," he continued.
He reserved particular scorn for almond growers and those "Bogarting" the state's water.
And Maher even threatened it might be enough to get him to move from the state.
"California, I love ya," he said. "I've been here a long time. I was a booster for you when it wasn't fashionable. I don't want to go, but I'm not going to breathe ash for the rest of my life. You make me very happy California, but I can be happy without you."
Big Ag www.youtube.com
Comedian explains to Bill Maher why she's not scared of 'cancel culture' — and why apologizing is good
HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher did not make it 15 minutes on Friday before bringing up his fixation with so-called "cancel culture."
Maher repeatedly books guests who share his infatuation with the Fox News talking points and brings up the topic on show after show.
But this Friday, comedian Nikki Glaser explained to Maher why she wasn't worried about being canceled.
"Please don't apologize," Maher asked. "Because there's too much apologizing in America."
"I love apologizing, I love it," Glaser said. "I love apologizing, it feels so good when you mean it," she explained. "I don't mean empty apologies, I mean, when someone is really like, 'I didn't even consider that somebody could feel that way.' Like having empathy, like, 'that sucks that I made you feel that way.'"
Nikki Glaser www.youtube.com
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