dailyphoto091231Mayor Bloomberg renames street for police shooting victim Sean Bell but doesn’t mention how he died Without mentioning how Sean Bell died, Mayor Bloomberg signed a bill Monday designating the site of one of the city’s most shocking police shootings as “Sean Bell Way.” Bell, 23, was killed in a fusillade of 50 police bullets Nov. 25, 2006, just hours before his scheduled wedding. The shooting erupted on Liverpool St., near the Kalua Cabaret in Jamaica, where Bell’s bachelor party was held. Police said Bell was armed, but no weapon was ever found. Three detectives were acquitted of state charges last year, but a federal civil rights investigation is continuing. (Continue Reading…)

Obama criticized on airline incident when Bush wasn’t
Eight years ago, a terrorist bomber’s attempt to blow up a trans-Atlantic airliner was thwarted by passengers and revealed gaping holes in airline security only months after the Sept. 11 attacks. But President George W. Bush, then on vacation, made no public remarks for six days about the so-called shoe bomber, Richard Reid, and there were virtually no complaints from the media or Democrats that Bush’s response was sluggish or inadequate. That stands in sharp contrast to the Republicans’ withering criticism of President Obama — and some in the media — for his reaction to the Christmas Day incident on a Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines flight. (Continue Reading…)

Whirlpool must pay Black woman $1 million
Whirlpool Corporation, the leading producer of major household appliances, must pay over $1 million to a black woman who was harassed for months, then brutally attacked by a white male co-worker at its Tennessee plant, a federal court judge has ruled. In his 30-page ruling, Senior Judge John T. Nixon said his decision was based on Carlotta Freeman’s “emotional and psychological injuries caused by Whirlpool’s ineffective response to her repeated complaints of racial and sexual harassment.” The judge presides over the Nashville Division of the United States District Court for Middle Tennessee. Freeman,”once a cheerful, upbeat woman, became increasingly withdrawn” as a direct result of her attack, according to several medical experts who testified during the bench trial. (Continue Reading…)

Like Us On Facebook Follow Us On Twitter