White man calls police on black family at neighborhood pool

Eat your heart out, “Pool Patrol Paula.”

In yet another alleged case of racial profiling caught on video, a white man in North Carolina spent his Fourth of July holiday calling the police on a black woman who was trying to swim in her neighborhood pool — because he didn’t believe she was rich enough to live there.

“This is a classic case of racial profiling in my half a million $$ neighborhood pool,” wrote Facebook user Jasmine Edwards.

 

“This happened to me and my baby today,” she said, in reference to her encounter with police, which was captured on cell phone video. “What a shame!!”

Edwards claimed in the video that the man — identified simply as Adam — reported her to authorities because she didn’t have an ID card on her, proving that she and her son lived in the Winston-Salem neighborhood where the pool is located. Residents are supposedly the only ones allowed to use the pool, and Edwards said she proved her residency by providing her address.

“Where does it say that I have to show an ID to use my pool? My own pool,” she asks on video while speaking to Adam in front of the responding officers.

“It doesn’t say she has to show an ID anywhere,” another resident says.

The cops try their best to reason with Adam and explain to him that Edwards doesn’t need an ID to swim with her child, but he insists on seeing one anyway.

“I feel this is racial profiling,” Edwards says. “I am the only black person here with my son — and he walked all the way to me, to ask for my ID. He asked for my address. I give it to him, and then he came back and said, ‘Well, I didn’t catch your address correctly. Can you provide an ID to prove the address that you gave to me?’ And I said, ‘Why do I have to show my ID? Is there an ordinance in the neighborhood?’”

In response, Adam says he asks residents “pretty much a couple times a week” to see their IDs.

One of the officers on scene goes on to ask if residents are required to carry a “swim card” of some sort, granting them access to the pool area.

“Yes! I have one! That’s how I got in!” Edwards says. “What can I charge against him for racial profiling?! Because this is ridiculous.”

The male cop informs her that the incident would have to be handled as a civil dispute, but admits that he’s never heard of local residents being required to carry IDs at neighborhood pools.

“I’m just here with my baby — swimming,” Edwards says, scolding Adam for wasting “taxpayers money.”

“I understand. I understand completely,” the cop replies. “If she has a card to get in the pool, I believe that should be enough.”

To which Adam says: “Okay, let’s validate that it works then.”

Edwards proceeds to open the gate with her card, but still, Adam is skeptical.

“They kinda make their way around sometimes,” he says, speaking to the cops. “But that’s good enough for me today.”

Attempts to reach Edwards were unsuccessful Thursday. It’s unclear if she plans to file a civil suit against Adam. The woman is one of several black Americans who claim to have been racially profiled and reported to police by white people in recent months.

Some of the individuals that have been caught on video calling the cops have garnered popular nicknames, such as “Permit Patty” and “BBQ Becky.”

One woman from South Carolina was dubbed “Pool Patrol Paula” after she reportedly accosted two black teens for swimming at her neighborhood pool. They had been brought there by a local resident, who had access.

Keeping this in mind, social media users tried giving Adam a pair of similar nicknames on Thursday — #PoolPatrolPeter and #PoolPatrolPaul.

“We’ve seen #PermitPatty, #BBQBecky and now I give you #PoolPatrolPaula ‘s other half #PoolPatrolPeter,” tweeted one person.

“#PoolPatrolPaul Is gonna be fired before he gets home from work,” another said.

 

https://nypost.com/2018/07/05/white-man-calls-police-on-black-family-at-neighborhood-pool/

PBS NewsHour full episode July 05, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h0KtQLOW8Y

Thursday on the NewsHour, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt resigns amid ethics breaches. Also: The government’s plan to reunite immigrant families, U.S. officials check in on North Korea, a rare look at the rebels fighting the Saudi-led and U.S.-backed coalition, the high costs of going to the emergency room and a Brief but Spectacular take on improving black women’s health.

 

 

Northern Iraq: “Moderate” Kurdish government imposes jizya on Assyrian Christians

“One Assyrian politician interviewed by the API was told by a KRG official that this was a form of jizya tax, justified because Ankawa is a Christian town.”

Jizya is a tax that the subjugated “People of the Book” must pay to the Muslims for the privilege of being allowed to practice their religions, albeit within a superstructure of institutionalized discrimination and harassment: “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, even if they are of the People of the Book, until they pay the jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued” (Qur’an 9:29).

“Kurdish Government Imposes Discriminatory Regulation on Assyrians in North Iraq,” Assyrian Policy Institute, June 27, 2018:

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has imposed a discriminatory new regulation requiring all business owners from the Assyrian-majority city of Ankawa, located in the Erbil Province, to renew their business licenses with the Director of the Erbil Center District for a fee. This new regulation applies exclusively to Ankawa, despite the fact that a total of ten districts are under the Erbil Center District’s jurisdiction.

Previously, business owners from Ankawa were able to renew their licenses free of charge at the mayor’s office in Ankawa. The new order was issued on January 23, 2018, yet those interviewed by API representatives claim that locals only became aware of its existence earlier today.

“People didn’t know about it until someone went to the mayor’s office to renew his license, and then he was told to go to the Erbil Center District,” a resident of Ankawa said to the API.

“The application process is now much longer and unnecessary,” a local business owner explained. “Usually, attorneys handle these renewals. I spoke to my attorney this morning and he said he’s already heard that the officials at the Erbil Center District expect bribes in exchange for processing.”

Ankawa, also known as Ainkawa, is a predominantly Assyrian-populated suburb of Erbil. Its population is now estimated to be approximately 60,000. Roughly 80% of the town’s population is Christian; the majority of its Christian residents are adherents to the Chaldean Catholic Church. Located just outside Erbil, the town is considered to be the last Christian Assyrian stronghold in the Kurdistan Region.

The new order targeting Assyrian shop owners is the latest form of discrimination targeting Assyrians in Ankawa.

Ankawa’s capital gains tax on property sales are the highest in the Kurdistan Region. KRG officials justify the tax difference by pointing to Ankawa’s growing tourism, as many foreigners elect to stay in Ankawa when visiting the region. An unlawful tax amount is collected from Ankawa residents when they sell their property. According to residents and representatives, this tax rate for Ankawa is ten percent of the sale, whereas in all other parts of the KRI, the tax is only six percent.

Complaints have been filed with KRG officials about the excess taxes. One Assyrian politician interviewed by the API was told by a KRG official that this was a form of jizyatax, justified because Ankawa is a Christian town.

Business owners in Ankawa also expressed fears and frustrations regarding various discriminatory practices, including denial of permits based on political affiliation, required display of KRG/KDP memorabilia, and harassment from the KDP political police, the Asayish….

 

 

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/07/northern-iraq-kurdish-government-imposes-jizya-on-assyrian-christians

Court Makes Spanish Woman Pay Ex-Husband 147,000 Euro For Paternity Fraud.

147.000 euros por ocultar durante 22 años a su ex que su hijo no era suyo

La mujer tendrá que compensar al falso padre, que necesitó de tratamiento psiquiátrico, con la totalidad de las pensiones pagadas desde el convenio de separación, además de otros gastos y 40.000 euros por daños morales

La Audiencia Provincial de Gerona, en sentencia dictada el pasado 19 de abril (puede consultarla aquí), ha dado la razón a un hombre que había interpuesto una demanda contra su ex esposa impugnando la filiación del hijo de la pareja, que tenía 22 años cuando el hombre supo que no era su hijo. Fue éste quien desveló el secreto.

La sentencia aumenta la indemnización que el ex esposo debe percibir, de 10.000 a 107.269,68 euros, pues se contemplan no solamente los daños morales, sino también todo los gastos relacionados con el hijo, y que el hombre debió soportar una vez que la pareja se había separado.

La madre actuó dolosamente

La Audiencia considera acertada la conclusión del Juzgado en este punto: no había base para asegurar que el exmarido sabía que el hijo no era suyo; bien al contrario, la madre ocultó durante 22 años dicha circunstancia, con total conocimiento y de forma dolosa.

 

Aunque el ex esposo conocía que su mujer le había sido infiel, los magistrados considera que no es lo mismo reconocer dicha circunstancia que reconocer que fruto de dicha relación extramatrimonial fuera concebido el hijo nacido cuando el matrimonio aún no se había roto.

40.000 euros por daños morales

La Sala consideró insuficiente la indemnización por daño moral otorgada por el juzgado de instancia – 10.000 euros-, y lo aumenta a 40.000, entendiendo como “daño moral” como el impacto o sufrimiento psíquico o espiritual que una persona puede tener como consecuencia de ciertas conductas, como la que se contempla en este caso, cuando la madre oculta de forma dolosa que el vínculo biológico que creía tener el padre con su hijo es inexistente.

 

Se trata de un daño emocional grave y evidente por la pérdida del vínculo paterno filial ejercido hasta ese momento. En este caso fueron 22 años, lo supone un impacto que merece ser indemnizado (el padre acreditó en la instancia que había estado sometido a tratamiento médico psiquiátrico).

La sentencia tiene en cuenta que el hombre fue ajeno en todo momento al engaño hasta que su propio hijo se lo comunicó; también el tiempo transcurrido y la efectiva relación afectiva que les había vinculado como padre-hijo durante todo este tiempo.

Indemnización por otros gastos causados

El ex marido había reclamado el coste de la manutención del hijo desde su nacimiento (1994) hasta la firma del convenio de separación (79.799,94 euros); las pruebas de paternidad (500 euros); la pensión de alimentos abonada desde la firma del convenio de separación (70.069,68 euros); y los costes de universidad hasta que tiene conocimiento de que no es el padre (36.700 euros).

La Audiencia le da la razón en lo solicitado, excepto los gastos de manutención del hijo desde el nacimiento del hijo hasta la firma del convenio de separación. Esto es así porque se trata de cantidades difíciles de cuantificar, y fueron abonados en el ámbito de una relación matrimonial, no considerando la Sala que hayan sido debidamente acreditados por el padre.

En consecuencia es estimada la solicitud de devolución de 107.269,68 euros, que añadidos a la indemnización por daño moral –otros 40.000 euros- supone una cantidad total de 147.269,68 euros que la mujer deberá abonar a su ex marido.

 

https://elpais.com/economia/2018/07/03/mis_derechos/1530604232_215617.amp.html?id_externo_rsoc=FB_CM&__twitter_impression=true