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Monday, August 24, 2015

Book Club Says They Were Kicked Off Wine Tour For 'Laughing While Black'

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Author Lisa Johnson told The Napa Valley Register newspaper that her book club, which included 10 black women and one white woman, was escorted off the Napa Valley Wine Train and met by local police officers after a maitre d' twice warned them to quiet down.

“We thought the purpose of the Wine Train was to have a good time and enjoy being with a large group," Johnson told the newspaper. "No one told us of any noise ordinance. If you get a group of 11 women talking and laughing, it’s going to be loud."

The author chronicled the book club's brief stay on the train, the maitre d's complaints and the trip's aftermath on her Facebook page. One of her posts read "All we were guilty of is‪#‎laughingwhileblack‬."
At least three passengers on the train complained about her book club's behavior, a spokeswoman for the tour company, Kira Devitt, told The Napa Valley Register. She added that it's not uncommon for passengers to be removed from the train but couldn't say how many times per year that happened.

A post to the Napa Valley Wine Train's Facebook page, which Johnson got a screenshot of before it was deleted, cited "verbal and physical abuse" as the reason for the book club's removal from the train.

"Following verbal and physical abuse towards other guests and staff, it was necessary to get our police involved," the post read. "Many groups come on board and celebrate. When those celebrations impact our other guests, we do intervene."

Yelp review for the company that appeared to be written by a white passenger who rode the same train as Johnson's book club painted a different picture of the incident.

"Definitely not an organization I would recommend or ever support again. I watched in disbelief as staff harassed a group of people who were merely drinking wine and laughing," a woman named Danielle S. wrote. "I'd like to think it wasn't a racially motivated act, but given the fact that other, non-black guests were behaving in the same way and not removed, I can only conclude that it was discrimination."


Johnson told the newspaper that while her the book club members received refunds, they were still weighing whether to bring a lawsuit or civil rights complaint against the tour company.

“They need to look at their own policies. I feel like we as a group were made to bear the consequences of their not having policy on seating their customers,” she told The Napa Valley Register. "They need to give sensitivity training to their staff immediately. We want a public apology for how they treated us and for the public humiliation, which is unacceptable for anybody.

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Where can we be free?
Yesterday a group of black women, one (who is a published author) and her book club were kicked off of the Napa Wine Train

Sounds like sipping wine and laughing while Black is now grounds for being removed from your grape and cheese plate. The 12 women were paraded through 6 cars, left on the side of the road in the dirt and heat, met by a cops (who said that they "weren't what they were expecting" based on the description of them by train employees). One of the women is in her 80's.

The NVWT tried to cover their butts and made a written public statement on social media that the women were "verbally and physically abusive" to other guest and staff. NOT TRUE!


This is unacceptable. They weren't at a Library where there are expected levels of low volume.

First: ‪#‎BoycottNapaValleyWineTrain‬ ‪#‎NotOneTime‬
Second: Yelp- Voice your concern and leave the lowest score available.

Third: Email Napa Valley Wine Train
They have a Facebook page. Leave comments.

It's 2015 people, we don't have to take any more discrimination from anyone. The revolution has started. It may not be televised but it's on Facebook. Now lets get to work.



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Sunday, August 23, 2015

LRPD Chief Reprimanded After Losing Department Gun

LRPD Chief Reprimanded After Losing Department Gun-FOUND



...and only the lawd and the criminal(s) that stole it know where it is now OR what crimes are being committed with it...

One of the people in YOUR fucking house took that gun you damn criminal. 

Who wants a police chief that "accidentally" throws his gun into the trash? 

What a fucking liar, if you believe this shit, I've got some ocean front property in Arizona for your dumb ass. 


SO, your "trashed" gun ends up in the commission of a crime and that's your fucking excuse, it was accidentally thrown away?! 

Were they going through your fucking trash or something? When I throw shit away, it always ends up at the city dump. Not into the hands of drug dealing criminals. You are covering for somebody you lying corrupt piece of shit. We ain't gonna' let this go. 


This is what happens when you bring rattlesnakes into the den. They have a brood of snakes, vipers of the worse kind, indeed.

RESIGN NOW!

Yeah Little Rock believe this lying dirty Top Cop if you want to. This can only get worse.


ARk Times: Officers with the Little Rock Police Department have recovered a handgun belonging to LRPD Chief Kenton Buckner that reportedly went missing while Buckner was moving earlier this year

KTHV reports that just after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle in the 2000 block of South Shackleford Road. After approaching the vehicle, officers found two men, Edward Williams and Nathaniel Sullivan inside. Police said the driver had a handgun in his lap at the time of his arrest. A search of the car allegedly uncovered another handgun, narcotics and scales. 

Police said both the handguns in the car were stolen, with the serial number on one eventually identifying it as the Glock pistol Buckner had reported missing on June 8. Buckner said that he'd noticed the pistol was gone following a move to a new home over the Memorial Day weekend. 

Both Williams and Sullivan were charged with Theft by Receiving, Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of an Instrument of a Crime. 

Buckner was disciplined by city director Bruce Moore for the loss of the handgun, which had been his backup sidearm. He reimbursed the city for the cost of the pistol. During an interview with the Arkansas Times conducted in July, Buckner said he believed the weapon was thrown out with the trash during the move, saying: 

At no time, and still to this day, do I believe someone stole the weapon. There are a lot of good people that helped me move, all professionals. But I had to kind of mention that, because if you don't know where it is then you can't truly say what happened with the weapon. If I had to be pushed with my back against the wall and say what do you think happened with it, I would say that it was in something that was maybe thrown out, and I was unaware that it was in there.
Kenton Tremar "Barney Fife" Buckner loses his gun

With the recovery of the handgun, it appears Buckner may have been wrong about it being stolen. We have an inquiry in to the Chief seeking more information, and will report as it becomes available.UPDATE: We received an email from Buckner regarding the recovery of the pistol: 

I was glad to see the weapon recovered. It is hit or miss with stolen property. Rarely are you lucky enough to recover your property.

I have no connection to the men arrested for possession of the weapon. They were not part of any of the workers that I witnessed in my home during my move. I highly doubt we will ever know how they gained possession of the weapon.

They were arrested without incident and [there is] no evidence the weapon was used in a crime.

LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner says he was issued a written reprimand by the city manager after losing his station-issued handgun. 

Buckner says he realized the gun was missing over Memorial Day weekend when he was moving from an apartment where he was living to a home he had bought. 

The chief says he doesn't know whether the gun was stolen or misplaced but pointed out there were several movers, cable company workers and other strangers in his house during the move. 

During an interview Wednesday, Buckner called it a "regrettable moment."

Buckner says the gun was valued at about $460 -- money the chief says he repaid the department. 

Buckner described the gun as a "back-up" weapon that he usually kept "close-by."
http://www.arkansasmatters.com/story/d/story/lrpd-chief-reprimanded-after-losing-department-gun/16486/g-5OkJ1L30ClJ9I4rJKWpQ

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