In 2016, at the third preseason game of the 49ers, quarterback Colin Kaepernick began his public virtue-signalling, protesting against alleged racial injustice in America by refusing to standing at the National Anthem played before the start of NFL games.
Football fans have shown their distaste for Kaepernick and other NFL players’ politicization of the sport and disrespect for the National Anthem by boycotting the NFL. Their boycott continues to depress TV ratings of NFL games, although I believe ratings and profits no longer motivate Left-infested corporations.
Dominic Patten reports for Deadline Hollywood that viewership for the first official game (Eagles vs. Atlanta Falcons) of the NFL’s new season on September 6, 2018, fell to a 9-year low:
Only 19 million watched the game on NBC — a decline of 13% from last year’s NFL opener holding the previous record, and the worst any kickoff game has done since 2009.
Among adults 18-49, the decline was worse — a drop of 14% from 2017.
For that matter, NFL ratings have declined every year since 2014, but especially since 2016 when Kaepernick began his virtue-signalling anthem protest.
Deadline Hollywood‘s Patten observes:
Even in a TV landscape where ratings and viewership are noticeably dipping, unless you are This Is Us or Game Of Thrones, those results have to worry the NFL and the broadcasters, especially the still Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox with its pricey Thursday Night Football debuting this year
Meanwhile, as the NFL enters the 2018 season, there is still no resolution to the anthem protest issue.
Question: If Colin Kaepernick really cares about #BlackLivesMatter, why isn’t he protesting about the millions of black babies being aborted, or the black-on-black carnage of homicides in cities like Chicago?
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The baby-killing mill that calls itself Planned Parenthood was founded by Margaret Sanger, an eugenicist.
Eugenics is the belief and practice at improving the genetic quality of the human population through the promotion of higher reproduction of people with desired traits, and reduced reproduction of people with less-desirable traits.
In July 2009, in a Sunday New York Times interview, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said:
Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe [v. Wade] was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.
Now, an investigative report by the pro-life organization Live Action reveals the same eugenic racism also animates Planned Parenthood.
Although the abortion mill is vocal about “Black lives matter” and condemns white police officers in Ferguson and elsewhere for allegedly targeting and killing unarmed blacks, Planned Parenthood gladly accepts donations specifically earmarked for the abortion of black babies.
An undercover investigator from Live Action called four Planned Parenthood (PP) offices — in Idaho, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Ohio — posing as a potential donor. In each bone-chilling call, he made his anti-black sentiments very clear.In each case, the PP representative enthusiastically told him PP would earmark his donation to specifically abort black babies.
As you read the transcripts of those phonecalls, just remember the subject is the deliberate MURDER of human beings, albeit tiny human beings. Then ask yourself how Planned Parenthood is any better than Nazi German holocaust.
The following is the transcript from Live Action’s audio tape of the call between the “donor” and Autumn Kersey, director of development of Planned Parenthood of Idaho.
Sound of phone ringing . . . .
PP: Good afternoon, this is Autumn.
“Donor”: Hello, Autumn. I’m interested in making a donation today.
Donor: What about abortions for the underprivileged minority groups? I want to specify that abortion to help a minority group. Would that be possible?
Donor: Like the black community for example?
Donor: OK. So, so the abortion could, could be, you know, I could give money specifically for a black baby that would, that’d be the purpose.
PP: Yeah, absolutely. Um, if you wanted to designate that you wanted your gift to be used to help an African-American woman in need, um, then we would certainly, uh, make sure that that gift was earmarked specifically for that purpose.
Donor: Great. Because I really face trouble with affirmative action, and I don’t want my kids being disadvantaged, you know, against, um, black kids. I just had a baby, I want to put it in his name, you know.
Donor: Um, you know ….
PP: Absolutely, that’s fantastic.
Donor: So that’s, that’s definitely possible?
PP: Oh, always, always.
Donor: You know, we just think, you know, the the the less, the less black kids out, the better.
PP: [laughs] Understandable, understandable. Alright, um, excuse my hesitation. I’m, I’m, this is the first time I’ve had a donor call and ask, make this kind of request, so I’m excited, and I’m, I want to make sure I don’t leave anything out.
Live Action’s undercover investigation also called Planned Parenthood of New Mexico and spoke to Irene Gray, director of development. Here’s the transcript of their phone conversation:
PP: Hello, this is Irene.
Donor: Hi, um, I’m interested in, um, making a donation? I’d like to fund one abortion.
PP: Oh, OK!
Donor: I was wondering if that would be possible.
PP: Yes, we can definitely put that….
Donor: Um, can I make the donation specifically for a minority group?
PP: Like a specific group of color?
Donor: Yeah, yeah.
PP: Like, a group of ….
Donor: I mean, like, I want the abortion to be for an African-American baby.
Donor: And, I was wondering if that could be possible?
PP: The exact amount that we charge, right now, is $450 for an abortion.
Donor: OK. $450?
PP: Mm, hm. And, uh, we can definitely designate it for an African-American.
Donor: Wonderful! Um, if I wanted to fund multiple abortions, could you also specify that this could be done for, um, a specific group?
Donor: Great, great. Um, well, little excited, you know, because I really face trouble with affirmative action, and I don’t want my kids to be, um, uh, disadvantaged, um, you know….
Donor: Against, against, um, against blacks with, in college and, you know, the less, um, the less blacks out there, the better, so….
PP: Yeah, yeah, it’s a strange time for sure. [Laughs]
PP: So, OK.
Donor: Thank you so much.
PP: No problem!
Donor: And you’ll be receiving a check in a few days!
Here’s the transcript of the phone conversation between Live Action’s undercover investigator (“donor”) and Sue Riggs, vice president of development of Planned Parenthood of Oklahoma:
PP: Hello, this is Sue. May I help you?
Donor: Hi! Uh, Sue, I’m interested in making a donation?
Donor: So, could, could, would it be possible for me to donate that money specifically for these, these minority groups, so that they could have access to abortions?
PP: Yes, it would be.
Donor: Wonderful. Then could I specify that abortion be done, uh, those abortions be done for a specific minority group, or how does that work?
PP: If you wish, you can.
Donor: OK. So, so, for example, the black community in Tulsa. Would it be possible to give the money specifically for that?
PP: You sure can.
Donor: Wonderful. Great. The abortions will be done specifically for the, the black community abortions.
PP: I can, I will mark it in such a way that definitely it will.
Donor: On a black baby?
Donor: Thank you, great.
Donor: Uh, so, can I give you my credit card number?
Here is the transcript of the phone conversation between “Donor” and Lisa Hutton, administrative assistant of Planned Parenthood of Ohio:
PP: Planned Parenthood administration, this is Lisa.
Donor: And who am I speaking with now?
PP: My name is Lisa Hutton.
Donor: Lisa Hutton, what’s your position?
PP: Administrative assistant.
Donor: OK. When I underwrite abortions, does that apply to minorities too?
PP: If you specifically want it to underwrite an abortion for a minority person, you can target it that way. You can, you can specify that that’s how you want it spent.
Donor: OK, yeah, ’cause there’s, so, there’s definitely way too many black people in Ohio, so I’m just trying to do my part.
PP: [Laughs] OK. Whatever.
Donor: Well, blacks especially need abortions too. So that’s what I’m trying to do.
PP: Well, for whatever reason, we’ll accept the money.
871 black babies are aborted every day in the United States(Guttmacher Institute), but not a word from the Reverends from Hell Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, or from the black president and black first lady in the White House. Don’t black lives matter?
God bless you, Lila Rose!
Live Action is a youth-led pro-life non-profit organization founded in 2004 by a 15-year-old Catholic girl named Lila Rose, Rose, now 26, remains Live Action’s president. Live Action has undertaken many undercover investigations of late-term abortion doctors and of Planned Parenthood’s racist and sex-selective abortions and sex trafficking. Rose has received many recognitions and awards, including being included by National Journal in their 2013 list of “The 25 Most Influential Washington Women Under 35.”
Television is a sewer.
Here’s the latest example:
A recent episode of the “dramedy” cable TV series, TNT’s Claws, was about abortion.
As reported by Karen Townsend for LifeNews.com, in the episode that aired on June 17 titled “Cracker Casserole,” nail salon worker Virginia Loc is pregnant out-of-wedlock and decides to get an abortion. The baby’s father, Dean Simms, supports aborting his child, ostensibly because he’s not ready to be a father.
As Virginia and Dean enter the abortion clinic grounds, they’re confronted by pro-lifers, depicted as angry screaming protesters. Dean tells them he was an unwanted child, how hard his life was on welfare, and accuses the pro-lifers that “you only care about babies in the womb.”
After the abortion, Dean asks Virginia to marry him.
On the way out of the abortion clinic, Dean tells the pro-lifers that he had proposed to Virginia: “We’re getting married, everybody!”
Elated by the news, a pro-life woman rejoiced, “God is good! He heard our prayers,” assuming that Virginia had not gone through with the abortion.
Virginia quickly assures the pro-lifers that she did have her baby aborted. Referring to dilation and curettage (D & C), the abortion procedure in which the unborn baby is dismembered, and calling her unborn child “shit,” Virginia triumphantly declares:
“Still D&C’d that shit, bitch!”
A study by a team of scientists at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte found that abortion is the leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for almost a third (32.1%) of all deaths in 2009.
Abortion disproportionately affects certain racial/ethnic minorities — namely, blacks and Hispanics. Of the total 3,589,163 abortions in the U.S. in 2009, abortions accounted for:
16.4% of Non-Hispanic White (NHW) deaths
61.1% of Non-Hispanic Black (NHB) deaths
64.0% of Hispanic deaths
In fact, abortion accounts for 2 out of every 3 deaths among Blacks and Hispanics.
Of all racial/ethnic groups, abortion takes the deadliest toll among Blacks: the abortion death rate for Blacks is 5.9 times that of Whites and 2.1 times that of Hispanics.
But do you hear about this Black holocaust from the #BlackLivesMatter crowd?
These shootings occurred at the end of March. But this didn’t receive much press because the city was too busy touting the “drop in shootings” for the last 13 consecutive months.
BTW Parkland kids and BLM, when is the march for the citizens in Chiraq?
From USA Today: Seven people, including four men killed in a gang-retaliation attack at a fast-food restaurant and a pregnant woman found with a gunshot wound to the head, were gunned down Thursday in three separate incidents within blocks of each other, police said. The latest convulsion of violence, which occurred over a 12-hour period in the city’s South Shore neighborhood, comes as Chicago tallied nearly 900 murders in the past 15 months.
Two people — a 27-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman — were fatally shot as they drove near the South Shore Cultural Center, a popular recreational spot operated by the city’s park district, around 11 p.m. Thursday.
Police said a black Jeep drove alongside the victim’s van and opened fire, causing the van to strike a pole. The woman, who was sitting in the front passenger’s seat, suffered a gunshot wound to the head, and the man —who was a documented gang member — was shot in the side, according to police. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. In the quadruple homicide about seven hours earlier, four male victims were found in or around the Nadia Fish and Chicken restaurant, according to police.
Police said a male suspect approached the restaurant and fired shots. When officers arrived at the scene, they found two of the victims — 28-year-old Emmanuel Stokes and 32 year-old Edwin Davis — inside the restaurant. Dillon Jackson, 20, was found dead outside the restaurant. His brother, Raheem Jackson, 19, was found in a nearby yard. The Jackson brothers’ mother worked in the restaurant where they were shot.
Shortly after noon, police responded to an incident at an apartment about a mile from the restaurant in which Patrice Calvin, 26, was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head. She was four months pregnant, according to police.
“She was a beautiful person,” said her mother, Patricia Pulliam, who spoke briefly to USA TODAY as she left Calvin’s apartment on Friday. Mayor Rahm Emanuel called the killings “evil.” “There is a level of evil and depravity about an individual [who] would shoot a pregnant woman,” Emanuel told reporters. “There is a level of evil and depravity of an individual who would walk into a restaurant and, in front of a mother, shoot her sons. The seven killings in South Shore followed another gang-related fatal shooting in the neighborhood late Wednesday, in which police said four men exited a vehicle and opened fire on a 37-year-old man as he was walking on a sidewalk. The man, who was wounded on the side of his body, transported himself to an area hospital, but later died from his injuries.
No suspects are in custody in any of the incidents. Police declined to comment on whether the shootings are connected. Police Superintend Eddie Johnson said investigators believe the shooting at the restaurant as well as the double homicide near the cultural center were gang-related, but declined to provide more specific details because of the ongoing investigation.
“We know for certain that these incidents were targeted and are related to gang conflicts in the area,” Johnson said. “While that doesn’t lessen the weight of what happened, we know these aren’t random acts of violence.”
A team of detectives canvassed the area Thursday evening, looking for private security video from businesses that may have captured portions of the incident, Guglielmi said. The department also beefed up patrols in the neighborhood following the spate of shootings.
With more than 760 murders last year, Chicago tallied more killings than New York City and Los Angeles combined. It was the highest murder toll for the city in nearly two decades. In the first three months of 2017, murders have slightly decreased with the city recording 123 murders through Sunday, compared to 136 at the same time last year, according to police department data.
The bulk of the murders have occurred in a few predominantly black and Latino neighborhoods on the city’s South and West sides. Police department brass say the vast majority of the killings are tied to the gang-fueled drug trade in those areas.
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From Indy Star:
UPDATE: The driver accused of killing Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and Uber driver Jeffrey Monroe was an undocumented immigrant who used a fake name and has been deported twice in the past.
Indiana State Police detectives have determined the driver was 37-year-old Manuel Orrego-Savala, a citizen of Guatemala. He gave police the alias Alex Cabrera Gonsales after the early Sunday crash that killed Jackson and Monroe. Officials said he had been deported in 2007 and in 2009.
Original story: Indianapolis Colts player Edwin Jackson and an Uber driver were both killed early Sunday after being struck by a suspected drunken driver along Interstate 70.
According to the Indiana State Police, the crash happened shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday along the westbound lanes of I-70, just west of Holt Road.
Police said Jackson and 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe of Avon were standing near a stopped vehicle when a black Ford F-150 pickup truck drove onto the emergency shoulder and struck them both.
“Edwin was an amazing young man that filed our lives with joy and pride,” his family said in a statement to 11alive.com. “He was kind, thoughtful, humble, passionate about football and loved his family. We ask that all who were blessed to have crossed his path remember him and his amazing smile.”
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A “dindu nuffin”, armed with a gun, tries to rob a cell-phone store.
A quick-thinking employee nonchalantly got up from her desk; got herself, another employee, and a customer with a baby out of the store; then locked the door with the robber inside.
The robber tried to shoot the door lock and smash the steel-bars reinforced glass door, failed, got down on his knees and prayed, before police arrived and took him away.
The female store employee deserves an award for her ingenuity. WCMH reports, January 4, 2018, that the robbery took place in April 2017 in Latino Cellular store in Houston, Texas. John Bell pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and was sentenced to five years in prison.
H/t John Molloy ~Eowyn
A manufactured temper tantrum trumps #BlackLivesMatter.
From CBS Chicago: A violent span from Saturday afternoon to early Sunday left five people killed and 15 others wounded in 13 separate shootings, according to Chicago Police. They were the latest attacks in a weekend that has seen 24 shot — five fatally — since Friday evening. A 5-year-old girl was among the victims. The five slayings pushed the city to 23 shootings deaths in the year’s first 21 days, according to data maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times. In all, there have been 26 homicides so far this year. The latest fatal shooting happened about 2:20 a.m. Sunday when a 41-year-old man was shot to death while driving in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, according to Chicago Police. He was shot multiple times in the body while driving in the 12900 block of South Halsted. The man was pronounced dead at MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island.
Less than an hour earlier, two men were shot to death in a Belmont Central neighborhood drive-by attack on the Northwest Side. The men, ages 19 and 25, were walking about 3 a.m. when a black vehicle drove by in the 6000 block of West Belden and someone inside opened fire, police said.
The younger man was shot in the head and taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, while the older man was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood with a gunshot wound to the back, police said. Both were pronounced dead.
Another man was shot to death Saturday afternoon at a bus stop near a CTA Red Line station in the South Side Englewood neighborhood, police said. About 1:15 p.m., the 23-year-old was standing at an upper level bus stop near the 69th Street Red Line station, 15 W. 69th Street, when he was approached by another male, according to police. During an ensuing argument, the male pulled out a gun and shot the man in his chest. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The weekend’s first shooting death happened Friday evening when a 29-year-old man was shot dead on the South Side.
He was standing outside a liquor store about 6:35 p.m. in the 2900 block of East 79th Street when someone wearing a camouflage jacket over a black hoodie exited the store and shot him in the head, police said. The shooter ran away heading north on Escanaba. The man who was shot was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he died.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office hadn’t released any of their identities by Sunday morning. At least 19 other people were hurt in shootings since Friday evening, including four wounded — one critically — in a drive-by attackearly Sunday outside a Humboldt Park party on the West Side. A man also accidentally shot himself early Sunday in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.
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Chiraq now at 629 homicides and 3,326 people shot for the year.
According to Taiyesha Baker’s logic, those Chicago women sure are raising detriments to society.
From MyFoxChicago: Seven men were killed and at least 36 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, which began Wednesday night.
The latest killing happened about 9:30 p.m. Sunday when one man was killed and another was critically wounded in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side, according to Chicago Police. The men were standing on a street corner in the 2600 block of West 63rd when three males walked up and fired shots in their direction.
A man who was thought to be between 18 and 21 years old was shot in the chest, and a 27-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to his stomach. They were both taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where the younger man died and the older man was listed in critical condition. The Cook County medical examiner’s office didn’t immediately confirm the death.
About 11 hours earlier, another man was killed in the West Side Austin neighborhood. Mario Gaines, 18, was shot multiples time when another male walked up and fired at him about 10:30 a.m. in the 200 block of North Lockwood, police and the medical examiner’s office said. Gaines was taken to Loretto Hospital, where he died. He lived about three blocks from where he was shot.
Shortly before 8 p.m. Friday, a 22-year-old man was gunned down in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood on the South Side. Officers responded to a call of shots fired and found Hakeem Murray lying on the ground in the 6400 block of South Calumet, police and the medical examiner’s office said. Murray had been shot multiple times and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:53 p.m. He lived in the Englewood neighborhood.
About 5:05 p.m., 23-year-old Daniel Nash was killed in a Lawndale neighborhood shooting on the Southwest Side. He was in the 1500 block of South Ridgeway when a person walked up, fired shots and ran away, authorities said. Nash, who lived in downstate Fairview Heights, was struck in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead less than 30 minutes later.
Another man was killed at 10:18 a.m. Friday in the East Side neighborhood on the Far South Side. The 22-year-old was a passenger in a vehicle in the 10000 block of South Avenue M when someone shot at him from another vehicle, authorities said. He suffered a gunshot wound to his body and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:09 a.m. His identity has not been released.
At 1:26 a.m. Friday, 27-year-old Daimmyon Hackman was shot to death during a robbery in the South Side Chatham neighborhood. He was sitting in a vehicle in the 7500 block of South St. Lawrence when someone walked up, pulled out a handgun and announced a robbery, authorities said. Hackman, of downstate Bloomington, refused to comply and the robber shot him in his left armpit. He was pronounced dead at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn at 2:28 a.m.
At 1:35 a.m. Thursday, another man was gunned down in a separate Chatham neighborhood attack. James Jones, 38, was driving south through an alley with a female passenger in the 400 block of East 77th Street when they saw three males, authorities said. He drove up to the trio and the two groups exchanged words before one of the males pulled out a gun and shot him in the head. Jones, who lived in the neighborhood, was pronounced dead at the scene. The female was able to get out of the vehicle and run away unharmed after the shooting, police said. She was not cooperating with investigators.
At least 35 other people were wounded in citywide shootings throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, including a man shot early Thursday on the Eisenhower Expressway. Last year’s Thanksgiving weekend saw 68 people shot across the city, eight of them fatally.
Chiraq: Now above 600 homicides for this year.
From MyFoxChicago: Two men were killed and at least nine other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago during the Thanksgiving holiday.
A fatal shooting happened early Thursday in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. A 38-year-old man was driving south through an alley with a female passenger at 1:35 a.m. in the 400 block of East 77th Street when they saw three males in the alley, according to Chicago Police. The man drove up to the trio and the two groups exchanged words before one of the males pulled out a gun and shot him in the head.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not immediately release details about the death.
The female was able to get out of the vehicle and run away unharmed after the shooting, police said. She was reportedly being uncooperative with investigators.
The most recent nonfatal shooting happened about 4:20 a.m. on the Eisenhower Expressway between Ashland and Racine, according to Illinois State Police. A male victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening.
Another man was shot several hours earlier in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. The 31-year-old told investigators he was walking on the sidewalk about 1:05 a.m. in the 7100 block of South Hermitage when another male emerged from a gangway and opened fire, police said. The man was shot in the left leg and was taken to Mount Sinai, where his condition was stabilized.
On Wednesday evening, a man was shot in the West Side Austin neighborhood. The 19-year-old was approached about 7 p.m. in the 500 block of North Lavergne by two people who started shooting before getting into a red van and driving away, police said. He was shot in the thigh and was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.
About 45 minutes before that, another man was wounded in a shooting in the Belmont Gardens neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The 27-year-old was driving about 6:15 p.m. in the 4300 block of West Wrightwood when a red pickup pulled up alongside him and someone in the truck opened fire, police said. The man was shot in the leg and was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.
The holiday weekend’s first shooting happened less than an hour before that in the Southwest Side Lawndale neighborhood. About 5:30 p.m., a 30-year-old man was shot in the arm by a male who opened fire in the 1900 block of South Pulaski, police said. The man ran from the area, felt pain and realized he’d been hit. He was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition. A vehicle was also hit by the gunfire, but the 38-year-old woman driving it was not injured. Last year’s Thanksgiving weekend saw 68 people shot across the city, eight of them fatally.
Nikkita Oliver, a community organizer and BLM supporter, ran for mayor in Seattle this year. She came in third in the primaries and didn’t make it to the general election ballot.
Since she’s not going to be in the public life, I guess she’s somehow got to stay in the public eye.
From MyNorthwest.com: Former Seattle mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver says video she took inside a grocery store of a security guard following two black teens is further proof of racism in modern America.
“While I’m walking through the aisle … I see two young black people walk by me,” Oliver said in a Facebook video.
“Asa youth worker here in the neighborhood, I noticed them. I see them. I gave a little head nod,” she said. “Then I also see a security guard walk by me very swiftly. It wasn’t my desire to get into anything at the Safeway … I turn and I’m thinking ‘Is this security guard following these young people?’ And I see he is following them. He’s following them very quickly.”
The incident happened at the Rainier Beach* Safeway in Seattle. Oliver confronted the security guard and started recording her interaction with him. In the four days since the video was posted on Nov. 12, it has been shared 2,150 times, and has been viewed nearly 333,000 times. The only insight into the video is from a second video Oliver posted two days later. In the second video, she explains how she eventually confronted the guard about his behavior. According to her, he said “I’ve been doing this job for a while now and I know how to spot when someone is going to do something.” (*In 2015, Rainier Beach had a population that was 31.4% black compared to 29.6% Asian and 22.7% white.)
Oliver said that the young men noticed her confronting the guard and told her that they knew they were being followed.
At this point, Oliver’s Facebook Live video takes over, recording her interaction with the guard who leads her to store management. Those officials explain that they hire an outside company to provide security and then gave Oliver the company’s phone number.
In response to Oliver’s video at the Rainier Beach grocery store, Safeway issued the following statement: Discrimination is contrary to who we are as a company and how we serve our customers and communities. We take the allegations seriously and are conducting a thorough investigation. The security individual featured in the video is employed by a third party security service, and he is no longer assigned to a Safeway store.
Oliver did not respond to requests for comment from KIRO Radio, or any other media, following the video inside the Safeway store. Instead, she posted a second video in response. Oliver explains that from her recent experiences with media, “stories get spun and get used for click bait, and get used to make us look like we are in the wrong.” “People are always questioning whether or not people of color are truly being followed through stores; whether or not the stories we are telling about microaggressions and how white supremacy impacts us in our daily lives are true,” she said. “And I wanted to make sure people could see that. I also wanted to actively challenge that because we live in a society; right now are seeing white supremacy and the problems with it and the problems with patriarchy.”
Oliver said she has called the security company and Safeway’s corporate office. She did not have any contact with either company at the time of the recording.
“This stuff really happens to our young people, day in and day out,” Oliver said in her video response. “Stores don’t want to take responsibility for it. Security doesn’t want to take responsibility for it. But it’s racist, it’s white supremacist, and it’s wrong.”