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In the latest fallout after the December shooting death of 47-year-old Andre Hill, a black man, a white Ohio police officer has been charged with murder Wednesday.

After an investigation by the Ohio Attorney General’s office, former Columbus Police Officer Adam Coy was charged by a Franklin County grand jury on a murder charge. Coy also faces allegations of failing to use his body camera and failure to inform the other officer that he felt Hill posed a threat.

On Wednesday night, Coy’s attorney Mark Collins said that he will plead not guilty.

According to the recording of the call that was published, at around 1 a.m. on December 22, Coy and another officer responded to a non-emergency call from a friend about a car that had been in front of his house on the northwest side of the city that had been driving, then shut off, then turned back on.

Police bodycam video shows Hill emerging from a garage while holding up a mobile phone seconds before Coy fatally shot him.  There is no audio of the incident because Coy’s body camera was not enabled; the shooting without audio was recorded by an automated ‘look back’ feature.

According to the footage released, an additional bodycam video shows two other Columbus officers turning Hill over in the moments after he was fatally shot, putting handcuffs on him before leaving him alone again. None of them provided any first aid even though Hill was barely moving, groaning, and bleeding while lying on the garage floor.

Attorney General Dave Yost said at a news conference Wednesday night, “In this case, the citizens of Franklin County, represented by the individual grand jurors, found probable cause to believe that Mr. Coy committed a crime when he killed Andre Hill by gunfire.”

He added, “Truth is the best friend of justice, and the grand jury here found the truth.”

Coy had a lengthy history of citizens’ allegations. On Dec. 28, he was terminated for not enabling his body camera before the confrontation and not offering Hill medical assistance.

Coy will fight the charges based on case law that examines such use of force incidents through the eyes of a “reasonable police officer,” Collins said that his client has fully cooperated with investigators and “honestly believed that he saw a silver revolver coming up in the right hand of the individual.”

A brief statement was released by the union representing Columbus police officers, saying it would wait to see how the case plays out.

Coy “will have the ability to present facts on his behalf at a trial just like any other citizen,” said Keith Ferrell, president of the local FOP. “At that time, we will see all the facts for the first time with the public as the process plays out.”

The indictment comes just days after Thomas Quinlan, the Columbus Police Chief, was forced out after Mayor Andrew Ginther said he lost confidence in his ability to make the necessary changes to the department.

“The indictment does not lessen the pain of his tragic death for Mr. Hill’s loved ones, but it is a step towards justice,” Ginther said.

Quinlan himself has been extremely critical of Coy and other officers’ actions and has said that if officers had helped him on the scene, Hill would be alive today.

While still grieving Hill’s death, Hill’s family is satisfied with the indictment they see as a first step, said attorney Michael Wright.

“It’s important to start holding these officers accountable for their bad actions and their bad acts,” Wright said. “I think it will go a long way for one, the public, to trust law enforcement, for two, to potentially change the behavior of officers and their interaction with individuals that shouldn’t be killed or should not endure excessive force.”

This is the second Columbus police officer recently charged with murder.




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Open Post: Michelle Obama praises Zaya Wade’s courage and bravery

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Michelle Obama took time out of her busy schedule to chat with male-to-female adolescent Zaya Wade.

The former First Lady told Zaya she was proud of the youngster who is ex-NBA star Dwyane Wade’s youngest born son, formerly Zion Wade.

The chat was awkward and both participants seemed at a loss for words at times.

What does a grown woman say to a 12-year-old child who is apparently on female hormones and puberty blockers?

“We’ve already heard so many great things about you,” Mrs. Obama said, as the youngster giggled.

Zaya skipped a class to chat with Mrs. Obama who was very appreciative.

“I am just so proud of you, being an amazing role model and embracing your truth right?” Obama said.

Democrats are gently steering more Black boys to try puberty blockers. Joe Biden’s assistant health secretary Dr. Rachel Levine previously expressed support for gender confirming surgery in teens.

Dr. Levine, who is openly transgender, said “street youth” should not receive puberty blockers, but proceed immediately to taking cross-sex hormones.

“You’re already doing this,” Mrs. Obama told Zaya, “so maybe this is for some other young people that are listening.”
 

 

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Outrage: Space Jam’s Lola Bunny is decidedly less sexy in the sequel

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Social media is in an uproar over the modernized, less sexy look of Space Jam 1 star Lola Bunny in the sequel, Space Jam: A New Legacy.

If you recall, the original Lola Bunny was a top heavy sexy siren who made male fans forget for a minute that she was an animated bunny rabbit.

But this is a new day, and liberals have taken over Hollywood. They have something to say about top heavy sexy sirens — even if they are just cartoon rabbits.

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Fans are mortified over the desexualization of Lola Bunny 2.0 in the sequel. Gone are Lola’s sexy curves and her ample boobs are nonexistent. Instead of a crop top and short shorts, Lola is clad in the same genderless team uniform as the boys.

Social media reacted to the drastic change by pointing out that Lola Bunny now looks like a WNBA player — 80% of whom are male-identified lesbians.
 

L.A. Lakers star LeBron James makes his leading man debut in the new Space Jam: A New Legacy sequel to 1996’s Space Jam starring the g.o.a.t. Michael Jordan.

LeBron appears in the sequel alongside the Looney Tunes all-stars: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Taz and Lola Bunny.

But no one is talking about LeBron, because, apparently, a bunny rabbit is more interesting than he is.
 

LeBron is probably not happy that a bunny rabbit is taking all his shine in his first big screen debut.

No doubt someone on his team sat him down and gently explained that if no one was talking about Lola Bunny, there would be no buzz about the film at all.

Space Jam: A New Legacy director Malcolm D. Lee dismissed the criticism of new look Lola Bunny.

He tells Entertainment Weekly that he was caught off guard by the “very sexualized” look of the original Lola Bunny, and he thought her look should be updated for a more liberal audience.

“This is 2021. It’s important to reflect the authenticity of strong, capable female characters, a.k.a. the team’s best non-LeBron player.”

His explanation may be PC, but fans are exhausted by the liberal gymnastics.

One Twitter user wrote: “I don’t care that Lola Bunny is dressed less sexy in Space Jam 2 but I am unbelievably exhausted by the idea that the way you communicate that a female character is to be taken seriously is by removing her boobs.”

A fan of the original took the time to depict Lola Bunny 2.0 the way she should look in 2021.

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Here’s what others on social media had to say about the drastic change Lola has undergone in the sequel:




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The CDC Updated Its Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness Guide

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a guide for how to survive a zombie apocalypse.

“Dawn of the Dead,” “Zombieland,” we’ve seen all the zombie classics on screen. But could it possibly happen in real life? The CDC seemingly thinks so. The 16th-century French astrologer Nostradamus predicted there would be a zombie apocalypse in 2021, and here we are in 2021, and the CDC is not going to slip up without letting you know how to be ready for it….if it does happen.

According to Yahoo! News, the CDC recently updated its Zombie Preparedness section on its website, which was initially created in 2011. While the CDC notes that it’s clearly a joke, it seems they aren’t taking any chances since we are still recovering from a sudden global pandemic that none of us knew how to prepare for.

“Wonder why zombies, zombie apocalypse, and zombie preparedness continue to live or walk dead on a CDC web site?” the landing page reads. “As it turns out, what first began as a tongue-in-cheek campaign to engage new audiences with preparedness messages has proven to be a very effective platform. We continue to reach and engage a wide variety of audiences on all hazards preparedness via ‘zombie preparedness.’”

For those wanted to know what to do, the CDC provides lesson plans for teachers on zombie preparedness equipped with a downloadable poster that reads, “Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Prepared.” The guide also instructs people to be well-stocked with food, water, and medical supplies to last at least 72 hours. It also says to make sure to have power sources, medical records, and an emergency supply of prescription drugs. The page states that if you get bit by a zombie, you’re a “goner” but that “you can use these supplies to treat basic cuts and lacerations that you might get during a tornado or hurricane.”

John Sellick, a professor in the Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, says he thinks the guide isn’t a bad idea. “I think it’s great,” he said. “As we’ve seen with coronavirus, disaster preparedness is crucial.”




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