Black Lives Matter Group coming to Apopka

first_img July 18, 2016 at 4:33 pm Morganne TAGSAlonzo Williams ParkApopka Police DepartmentBlack Lives Matter Previous articleApopka Budget Workshop Schedule ReleasedNext articleHow to say NO to Pokemon GO Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR July 13, 2016 at 3:13 pm Reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 27 COMMENTS The Black Lives Matter – FL Chapter is planning a peaceful march and protest in Apopka on July 24th according to Chapter President Demarkus Johnson. The group plans to walk from Alonzo Williams Park at 515 South Hawthorne Avenue in Apopka to The Apopka Police Department at 112 East 6th Street. The event is planned to start at 6:00 PM.Demarkus Johnson is the President of Black Lives Matter – FL Chapter and is organizing the event.Johnson is from South Apopka. He graduated Apopka High School in 2005, and is currently attending Bethune Cookman College in Daytona Beach majoring in Criminal Justice.Johnson says the group has very specific goals.“We want the police to wear body cameras and to not turn them off. We want them to be fair and treat everyone equally. We want people to do their research and then get out and vote.”The group marched in Orlando last weekend, and plans events in Sanford (July 17th), Apopka (July24th) and in Kissimmee (on July 31st ). Previously Black Lives Matter – FL Chapter staged events in 2013 in protest of the Trayvon Martin shooting.On the Black Lives Matter website, they describe their organization as “An ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise.  It is an affirmation of Black folks’ contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression.” And give a speak? You should go to a bigger school than your backyard! Sandy Anyone correct me if I’m wrong but I’ve heard an interview on TV that the only times the cameras are allowed to be turned off is for restroom breaks and during lunch.They do not have carte blanche to turn the cameras off any time they choose. If a camera is turned off and it was not authorized they are to face a punishment of some kind. If a camera becomes inoperable they have policy’s in place for that too. The south apk lawyer This is a terrorist group funded by George Soros. He has given them 44 MILLION dollars to cause trouble. Yes, some of them may think they are being “targeted for demise”, but seriously? That is BULL. They should never be allowed to disrupt one single law abiding citizen. Not for 10 seconds. Throw the thugs out. July 13, 2016 at 9:02 pm Reply July 14, 2016 at 7:29 pm Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 There really does not appear to be such a place. The first link to it comes back here. Common Sense Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply Please enter your comment! That’s very much true You seem to have some mindset that the introduction of a unified south and North apopka is blasphemous. I say no to your post, and you can bring that up at your next Poncan pride meeting. July 14, 2016 at 9:56 pm Reply July 13, 2016 at 8:48 pm Im African American Born in Weuxenburg Bavario Germany, Graduated from Apopka High School at The age of 16, I cant Wait to Participate In This March….Be Blessed #BLACKLIVESMATTER Frank Reply They have a constitutional right to 1st amendment to be an exact There are actually more WHITE ON WHITE SHOOTINGS than Black on Black. The percentage is lower only because there are three times as many whites as there are Blacks. 84% of all whites are shot by Whites and 93% of all Blacks are shot by blacks. Also while more whites are shot by Cops the percentage of Blacks shot shot by Cops is almost 3.1. Jan -Nov 2015 DOJ figures show (per million people) 6.2%Blacks (261) vs 2.1% (508). DOJ figures also show Blacks were arrested at a rate of 3x higher for minor offenses that whites received a warning for such as Marijuana possession. July 13, 2016 at 9:51 pm Reply The south apk lawyer Reply Reply July 18, 2016 at 3:49 pm Ron Reply July 14, 2016 at 9:05 am July 13, 2016 at 7:15 am Reply July 13, 2016 at 9:56 pm July 14, 2016 at 6:27 pm The south apk lawyer Reply Reply July 20, 2016 at 9:15 pm Thugs? Terrorist group? Who the funk is they? Sandy, I bet you have a black boyfriend in South apopka that loved you good and left you. The title for that is Heartbreaker, or in your case “pimp”. Common Sense If you don’t see the problem then you are the problem July 13, 2016 at 10:07 am LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply Dee The south apk lawyer My question is why??? There has been no police shootings in Apopka however there has been MULTIPLE black on black shootings. This poses another question, why are there no marches for that cause? Seems to me there are a lot of ignorant people that are not educated in the whole mess. So incredably sad that so many lifes are being wasted. Another question? Without law enforcement body cams or not everyone is in trouble. I dont think body cams are a bad idea at all so lets march to the drug dealers wearing them, the rapest and the murders. So another question?? If all cops wear body cams will everyone shut the hell up and admit when you see the evidence that the cop was in 99% of cases was doing his/her job. Cops put up with unbelievable BS to keep YOU safe, your children safe, your parents & your family. Its so F’d up how everyone sees the worse 2 seconds of a video and assume the cop was in the wrong. People take responsibily for your actions. You wanna fight then consider the fight on terroism. Go fight ISIS for your freedom. Blm are setting themselves up to go backwards. Im confused by all the hype. The ignorant people they interview for blm cause does no one any favors. Most dont even know why they are there. The hatred spewed at these events, the garbage left everywhere and the children they bring into a volitile situation makes the USA look like a third world county. SMH KP The US Constitution allows protest gatherings. There are no standards for validity of how ill informed the protests are. Even if the protest is hate speech against the police they are still obligated to protect the protesters. Your idiotic rant was cancelled when you said “let’s go up to the drug dealers, rapists and murderers” with body cams on. You know these types of people? We should March on your violent friend knowing ass. Also, if you are an adult, please use spell check. I can’t take you seriously if you can’t spell it.center_img Wouldn’t that make you African -German-American ? Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter David July 13, 2016 at 9:48 pm Why would the city of Apopka allow it?Cant anyone say NO anymore?Your asking for trouble Reply People have a right to protest peacefully. I just hope that this is the case, when this protest comes to our city. Some people think that this protest should be just for South Apopka, and that the protest march should not be in the City of Apopka limit. I believe these people are missing the point of the march, altogether. One thing I do wonder myself is, why spend so much money buying the body cameras for the police, and then have a policy in place, that allows them to turn them off? That to me seems to defeat the purpose of the body cameras. Don’t think for a minute, that because I said that, that I don’t support the police, because I do. I would not want their jobs, under any circumstances, or for any amount of money! Let’s pray for our area, and that the protest goes peacefully. Our police are awesome. Reply Reply Reply Willie Neal July 15, 2016 at 10:04 pm Jo Reply David Common Sense Then you get a Dallas. Hate is still hate even if it is directed toward police. David July 14, 2016 at 7:28 pm Reply You protest where the issues are. In DC, Apopka people would pretend Apopka doesn’t have issues. Peaceful marches make people at least talk about the march and maybe the issues being raised. July 13, 2016 at 10:01 pm Reply What will this March actually accomplish ?.. The answer is; NOTHING……. Morganne Reply July 14, 2016 at 12:12 am July 13, 2016 at 9:14 pm July 14, 2016 at 7:32 pm rdavis July 13, 2016 at 9:22 pm I feel bad for the officers forced to work this protest. It must be very stressful to be protecting people who are spreading hatred towards you making your job even more dangerous. All while wondering if you are in the cross hairs of some nut-job emboldened by the rhetoric.Hopefully they are at least allowed to wear proper protective equipment. No they can’t say because it violates their first amendment right Reply July 14, 2016 at 10:02 pm Why protest in a small town? Go to a bigger one. You want your voice heard why not do the Martin Luther King way, March to Washington DC and give a speak. This.could turn ugly real fast, I hope not but what will be will be, let the hair go with the hide! July 13, 2016 at 2:05 pm Mike Reply Reply Sandy, Sandy, Sandy. You really should think for yourself. David July 20, 2016 at 9:27 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here July 16, 2016 at 11:30 am Tony Bastanzio I’m struggling with marching for several reasons. I can’t bring myself to do anything that makes an officers job even more dangerous than an average day. A March of any kind gets media coverage which also attracts crazy radicals that can get access to firearms way to easily. In this day and age I really feel a March does more harm than good. We have so many other avenues to get our message out that don’t put innocent people (those marching and protecting) in danger. All I got to say is all life matters this back and forth ain’t getting no one anywhere. Reply Morganne Mama Mia Christy Reply Please enter your name here Reply July 13, 2016 at 11:15 am TheblessedOne Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Tedeschi Trucks Band Announces West Coast Dates In November

first_imgTedeschi Trucks Band has just announced that the group will be returning to the West Coast in the fall, with a newly announced string of dates across November. Starting on November 3rd, the group will hit Portland’s Keller Auditorium, then work their way south with shows at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre the following two nights. From there, the group has four dates spread across California that will see the group hit Santa Barbara and San Diego, with two nights at Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theatre. After detouring through to Phoenix, Arizona for a two-night stand at the city’s own Orpheum Theatre, the group will make a triumphant return to the Fox Theatre in Oakland — the venue that the group’s most recent concert film and album, Live From The Fox Oakland, was recorded. For select dates, the group will be joined by Hard Working Americans.Watch Col. Bruce Hampton And Tedeschi Trucks Band Jam On “Lovelight”Pre-sale tickets for all of Tedeschi Trucks Band’s West Coast run are available tomorrow, June 6th, at 10 a.m. local time through Tedeschi Trucks Band Tour Page. Public on-sales for the vast majority of these shows will begin on Monday, June 12th, with the exception being the Los Angeles shows at the Orpheum, which go on sale Friday, June 9th.[Photo: Chad Anderson]Tedeschi Trucks Band Upcoming Tour DatesJuly 1 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire PavilionJuly 2 – Essex, VT (Burlington) – Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley ExpositionJuly 3 – Saratoga, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts CenterJuly 5 – Vienna, VA (DC) –Wolf TrapJuly 8 – Rochester, NY – Highland BowlJuly 9 – Simsbury, CT – Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts CenterJuly 12 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans AmphitheaterJuly 14 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat AmphitheaterJuly 15 – Atlanta, GA – Fox TheatreJuly 16 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union AmphitheatreJuly 19 – Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance LawnJuly 21 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music CenterJuly 22 – Huber Heights, OH (Dayton) – Rose Music CenterJuly 23 – Rochester, MI (Detroit) – Meadow Brook AmphitheatreJuly 25 – Rogers, AR – Walmart Arkansas Music PavilionJuly 27 – Albuquerque, NM – Sandia CasinoJuly 29-30 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks AmphitheatreOctober 6 – Beacon Theatre (with Greyhounds)October 7 – Beacon Theatre (An Evening With TTB)October 10 – Beacon Theatre (with The Wood Brothers)October 11 – Beacon Theatre (TTB & Friends – 25th Beacon Show Celebration)October 13 – Beacon Theatre (An Evening With TTB)October 14 – Beacon Theatre (An Evening With TTB)Nov 3* – Portland, OR – Keller AuditoriumNov 4* – Seattle, WA – Paramount TheatreNov 5 – Seattle, WA – Paramount TheatreNov 7 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington TheatreNov 9* – San Diego, CA – San Diego Civic TheatreNov 10* – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum TheatreNov 11 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum TheatreNov 14 – Phoenix, AZ – Orpheum TheatreNov 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Orpheum TheatreNov 17* – Oakland, CA – Fox TheaterNov 18 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater* with Hard Working Americanslast_img read more

Duterte ‘not interested’ in Senate hearing on ABS-CBN franchise — Panelo

first_imgThe Senate hearing will be held twoweeks after SolicitorGeneral Jose Calida filed a quo warranto petition before the SupremeCourt seeking to revoke the franchise of ABS-CBN due to alleged foreignownership and bypassing of authority of the National TelecommunicationsCommission. Presidential spokesperson SalvadorPanelo said Duterte has “too many” work to do on the day of thescheduled hearing of the Senate Committee on Public Services on the matter. Panelo added that the Palace will notinterfere with the matters of the Senate, especially that its leadership hasdecided not to hold a session on Monday to make way for the ABS-CBN franchiserenewal hearing. “Trabaho ng SolGen ‘yan.Hayaan mo siyang gawin ang trabaho niya,” he said. Duterte has been vocal in the pastagainst the renewal of the franchise of ABS-CBN after the network supposedlydid not air a political advertisement that was already paid for during hispresidential bid in the 2016 elections. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte prepares to board a helicopter after gracing the inauguration of the Sangley Airport Development Project in Cavite City on February 15, 2020. PCOO “Hindiinteresado diyan si Presidente. Maraming trabaho si Presidente,”Panelo said. MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte isunlikely to monitor the proceedings of the Senate hearing on Monday regardingthe ABS-CBN franchise renewal issue, Malacañang said Sunday. Panelo, however, reiterated the Palace’sstatement that it has no take in the filing of the quo warranto petition. The TV network’s franchise is set toexpire on March 30, but the House Committee on Legislative Franchises has yetto hold a single hearing on the 11 bills seeking for the franchise’s renewal. House panel vice chair Tonypet Albano,nevertheless, said there was no direct pressure from Duterte in connection withthe pending bills on the ABS-CBN franchise renewal. (GMA News)last_img read more

UEFA coach appointed new GFF Technical Director

first_imgIAN Greenwood has been appointed the new Technical Director by the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) following a competitive and comprehensive selection process over some two months.Ian GreenwoodIan GreenwoodOf the 13 applications from eight countries, Greenwood was in the shortlisted six and was, interviewed in July as well as August.Greenwood is an English UEFA-qualified coach with over 10 years of experience in coaching and management at Leeds United Football Club.He also has seven years of experience in coach education.Also holding an MSc. Degree in Sports Coaching, he has been involved in coach education in the capacity of Club/Professional Coach Mentor as well as Lecturer at the Leeds City College, Huddersfield Town Football Club, The Football Association and Leeds Beckett University.He will officially begin his tenure on October 8, 2016.last_img read more

Make it an iPod-free Christmas

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake It’s no coincidence that personal stereos were first marketed during the 1980s, the decade of the self-centered “me generation.” They caught on immediately and have been big sellers ever since. A spokesman for one of the manufacturers touts the devices for “allowing you total immersion in an audio environment that is totally you.” Another urges prospective buyers to “think of them as a mute button for the world around you.” What’s perhaps most disturbing is that so many of the personal-stereo users are in their teens – or younger – and thus learning in their formative years to avoid interaction with others, sometimes including their school teachers. This is not to say that personal stereos are all bad. Think of how it was before they came along. We were a society on the edge of losing any concept of the right of privacy, not to mention our collective hearing, thanks to the huge transistor radios and portable cassette players known less-than-affectionately as “boom boxes” that rocked us and rolled us at the highest decibel levels on street corners, on public transit vehicles, just about everywhere. Finally, however, even the priests of high technology wearied of the incessant racket they had bestowed on us. That, anyway, jibes with one version of how the personal-stereo was born, and that’s the version I definitely prefer – that Sony Board Chairman Akio Morito ordered his staff to develop what turned out to be the Walkman to spare himself from the loud music favored by his children. Many other parents undoubtedly are grateful to also have been spared. Electronic gimmicks are big again this holiday season. But do all of us a favor this year. Don’t give anyone on your list one of those ever-popular iPods, Walkmen or any other version of a “personal stereo.” We already have far more than enough zombielike creatures with fixed straight-ahead stares and electrical cords dangling from their ears. They ride our buses and subway cars, walk our streets and hiking trails, lie on our beaches, jog down our city streets and country lanes, drive their cars or ride their bicycles among us. They’re plugged in, the lot of them, to the little battery-powered boxes. They hum and sing-along to music we can’t hear. They waggle their heads and snap their fingers to beats we can’t feel. They smile and laugh and frown at words we can’t make out. There are millions of them, apart, alone, passive, isolated in an artificial universe in which they are the center and you are not welcome. “It’s escapism,” a Walkman buyer told a reporter. “I don’t need drugs. I don’t need booze. I put on my headphones and I’m at peace with the world.” Problem is that though personal stereos have generally supplanted boom boxes, they’re still out there, as are the thoughtful folks who drive around with open windows and car radios blaring at top volume – kathunk! kaboom! kathunk! kaboom! And car alarms, of course, shrieking out at all hours, and leaf blowers, and that latest and maybe most irritating noise of all – the trilling ring of cell phones and full-voiced users of same, generously sharing their intimate conversations with us. But while it’s true enough that personal stereos can keep those and other rude sounds of daily life from intruding on us, that’s not enough to justify adding more personal-stereo zombies to the millions already among us. So please listen to me: No iPods, no Walkmen. No personal stereos for Christmas!— Dick Meister is a San Francisco writer. Contact him through his Web site, www.dickmeister.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more