A black woman had her house raided by North Carolina police after her neighbor complained that she was listening to Malcolm X speeches too loudly, reported Indy Week.
Garner Police Department officials executed a search warrant for Mikisa Thompson on Thursday night around 10:00 p.m.
“The raid was officially insane and based on an unconstitutional statute,” Thompson’s attorney, T. Greg Doucette told Indy Week. “Doing a midnight raid with nine officers—over a noise ordinance, of all things—is a disproportionate show of force that shows there’s something else at play. That’s the type of overkill that’s intentionally designed to terrorize and punish people, not to actually do what’s necessary for enforcing the case.”
The complaint was filed by her neighbor Don Barnette, 65. He claimed that Thompson was playing “amplified speech being projected by some sound amplification device,” according to the report.
Thompson was playing Malcolm X speeches, which Barnette characterized as “Islamic Jihadist-type message.”
“I don’t have anything against any Black person that acts like they’ve got sense,” Barnette told Indy Week.
She was charged with a “class-three misdemeanor of violating her city’s noise code, which results in a maximum $500 penalty.”
However, this is not the first run in that Thompson has had with police. She got a $50 fine after Barnette made a noise complaint in April.
The first application for the warrant on Mikisa Thompson on 4/22/19 for playing Malcolm X then I was raided for another radio on 5/16/19 for playing Malcom X my crime living while Blackhttps://t.co/Ju18HJyF2x https://t.co/3ziFIHrduT
— MikisaThompson (@Blackmomrade) May 20, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
Watch the video of police raiding her home here.
QAnon authors in a fight over doing an audiobook — because they think their followers can’t read
On Monday, The Daily Beast reported that the authors of a popular book for believers in the QAnon conspiracy theory are in a bitter fight over whether or not to release an audiobook version.
QAnon: An Invitation to The Great Awakening came out last year and peaked near the top of the Amazon bestseller list in March. One of the book's co-authors, Dustin Nemos, is publicly attacking another co-author, who goes by the name of "JoeM," for his "petty and hostile and paranoid" refusal to help produce an audiobook, and notes that it is necessary because a disproportionate number of QAnon believers are elderly, have bad eyesight, and may not be able to read the book as text. JoeM, for his part, has accused Nemos of being a "grifter" who is trying to make a buck off of true believers.
Population of Earth to reach 9.7 billion in 2050: UN
The world population is expected to climb to 9.7 billion in 2050 from 7.7 billion today, with the population of sub-Saharan Africa doubling, a United Nations report released Monday said.
The population could then grow to 11 billion by 2100, according to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs's "World Population Prospects" report.
The study paints a picture of a future in which a handful of countries see their populaces surge as life expectancy lengthens while the global growth rate slows amid declining fertility rates.
By 2050, more than half of the world's population growth will be concentrated in just nine countries: India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Indonesia, Egypt and the United States.
Trump’s only winning strategy is to tear down Democrats — because he has nothing to promote: MSNBC panel
President Donald Trump has little to promote for 2020, so political analysts on MSNBC think that he'll likely spend the campaign working to tear everyone else down.
Howard Fineman noted that if Trump intends to do a "tear down" campaign, the most important things Democrats will have are policy proposals to set themselves apart from a White House that is unwilling to pass anything through Congress.
"It's just a question of can he do what he did in 2016 and 2018, which was, frankly, mobilize voters in a fear-tactic kind of way," said Fineman during Monday's "Meet the Press."
Host Kasie Hunt said that it seems the new Trump poll numbers show that his base is losing enthusiasm as they go into the election.