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Mr. Scorpio

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October 31, 2017

Halloween is Here! Boo Bass!

October 31, 2017

Halloween is Here! Remix!

October 31, 2017

Halloween is Here! Riders!

October 31, 2017

Halloween is Here! Sympathy!

October 31, 2017

Halloween is Here! Funky!

October 31, 2017

Halloween is Here! Thriller!

October 31, 2017

Cops Successfully Disarm A White Person Without Killing Them - Supplemental 10/30/17

Jesse Williams: “We know that police somehow manage to de-escalate, disarm and not kill white people everyday.”

Racist Wisconsin man chases and shoots at random black man after passing him on the street
Travis Gettys
31 OCT 2017 AT 13:43 ET

Racist POS Taylor Hill

A Wisconsin man has been charged with a hate crime for firing a gun and yelling racial slurs at a passerby. Taylor Hill, of Oskhosh, was charged Monday with recklessly endangering safety using a dangerous weapon as a hate crime, reported the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Police said the victim passed the 24-year-old Hill, who he described as “drunk and belligerent,” while walking late Friday.

Hill started shouting at him and then pulled out a gun, the victim told police.

He chased the victim to his car, shouting racial slurs, police said.

“You think you can come here and do whatever you want,” Hill said, according to the victim, and fired at least one gunshot in his direction.

The victim told police he had never interacted with Hill before and did nothing to provoke the attack.

Hill was arrested at gunpoint in a nearby parking garage.

He was also charged with possession of a firearm while intoxicated, threatening police officers and bail jumping related to a 2016 drunken driving case.

Hill faces up to 22 years in prison if convicted.


October 31, 2017

Why are black Americans less affected by the opioid epidemic? Racism, probably.

Updated by German Lopez@germanrlopezgerman.lopez@vox.com Jan 25, 2016, 11:10am EST

Amid all the horrors of the opioid painkiller and heroin epidemic, one good bit of news is that it hasn't hit minority communities very hard. But there's never really been, in my view, a satisfactory explanation for this: Why are minority communities avoiding the worst of the epidemic?

Well, the New York Times has a possible explanation — and it's disheartening. Gina Kolata and Sarah Cohen reported for the Times:

There is a reason that blacks appear to have been spared the worst of the narcotic epidemic, said Dr. Andrew Kolodny, a drug abuse expert. Studies have found that doctors are much more reluctant to prescribe painkillers to minority patients, worrying that they might sell them or become addicted.

"The answer is that racial stereotypes are protecting these patients from the addiction epidemic," said Dr. Kolodny, a senior scientist at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and chief medical officer for Phoenix House Foundation, a national drug and alcohol treatment company.

It's a troubling possibility: Basically, doctors didn't give black patients drugs that were thought to be needed for pain treatment due to racist stereotypes. Then white patients who got the drugs became addicted, and some, over time, shifted to another, cheaper, more potent opioid — heroin — to satiate their addiction.

To be clear, the doctors' stated fears — that black patients are more likely to illegally sell and get addicted to drugs — are based on false stereotypes: The research shows black people aren't more likely than their white counterparts to use or sell illicit drugs.


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