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The NAACP is suing former President Donald Trump for violating the Ku Klux Klan act by allegedly inciting riots in the nation’s capitol on Jan. 6.

“If we don’t put a check on the spread of domestic terrorism, it will consume this nation and transform it to something that none of us recognize,” said NAACP President Derrick Johnson in an interview. “We must, as a nation, prevent the spread of this type of boldness where [insurrectionists] will go to our U.S. Capitol and seek an act of treason.”

According to Politico, the NAACP, Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson and civil rights law firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll filed a lawsuit against Trump, his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and two white supremacist groups, following Trump’s historic impeachment acquittal on insurrection charges.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday morning in a Washington, DC courtroom, alleges that Trump and Giuliani collaborated with pro-Trump groups the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers to incite riots and overthrow the United States government.

The lawsuit claims Trump and his supporters conspired to keep Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election.

The plaintiffs claim Trump’s remarks during his “Save America” rally “mobilized and directed insurrectionists to storm the Capitol building.”

The lawsuit also alleges, Giuliani called congressional lawmakers individually, asking them to try to “slow down” the Electoral College vote count on Jan. 6.

Trump was acquitted of all charges in a historic second impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate. All 50 Democrats and 7 Republicans voted guilty, but 67 votes are required to convict.

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Tags: Derrick Johnson, Donald Trump, lawsuit, NAACP, Rudy Giuliani


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Vanessa Bryant Files Complaint To Publicly Name Sheriff’s Deputies Accused Of Sharing Kobe Crash Photos

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Vanessa Bryant wants the four Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies that she alleges shared “unauthorized” photos of the helicopter crash site that killed her husband, Kobe Bryant, their daughter, and seven others named publicly.

According to KTLA, county lawyers want to keep the deputies’ identities sealed. They argue that releasing them would make the deputies’ information public and potentially targets for hackers and bullies.

Bryant’s attorneys filed an amended complaint in federal court, adding the four deputies and the L.A. County Fire Department to her civil rights lawsuit against the Sheriff’s Department and the county.

Vanessa posted on her Instagram Stories, “Kobe’s name was released when he was accused in 2003. Why should sheriffs get away with hiding? #doublestandard.”

Bryant’s lawsuit seeks damages for negligence and invasion of privacy, alleging that deputies and firefighters took photos and shared the images of the victims who died in the Jan. 26, 2020 crash.




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Authorities Say Shaquille O’Neal’s Atlanta Krispy Kreme Fire Was Arson

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The fire that destroyed Shaquille O’Neal’s Atlanta landmark Krispy Kreme Doughnuts location earlier this month has been ruled an act of arson.

On Friday, the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department announced its findings through social media and requested the public’s help to identify their suspect. Two photos were released of the suspect involved, and a $10,000 reward has been offered, Yahoo reports.

Officials did not say how the February 10 fire started. Two employees were working in the store’s drive-thru at the time of the tragedy but luckily escaped safely after seeing wires smoking.

Firefighters were able to salvage most of the building, the outlet reported.

The location was opened in 1965 as part of the franchise’s initial expansion away from North Carolina. Shaq acquired it in 2016, who later became a global spokesman for the company.

It’s unknown when the store will reopen, but the NBA Hall of Famer says that they “will be back stronger the

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FBI Zeroes In On Suspect In Capitol Officer Brian Sicknick’s Death

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According to officials, the FBI has zeroed in on an unidentified suspect in the death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. Sicknick lost his life due to injuries sustained during the January 6 siege at the U.S. Capitol Building.

CNN reports that initial reports of Sicknick being attacked with a fire extinguisher, which turned out to be untrue. Instead, the theory is he became ill from the bear spray used by the angry mob during the attacks. It was previously reported that Sicknick made it back to his office, where he collapsed. He later died at an area hospital.

“We are awaiting toxicology results and continue to work with other government agencies regarding the death investigation,” U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement.

Newly surfaced video footage is credited with helping investigators narrow down the suspect pool. Despite having video footage and photographs of the attack, investigators have struggled to build a strong murder case in Sicknick’s death. It’s not clear what charges the unknown suspect will face.

“Officer Sicknick’s family has asked for privacy during this difficult time and that the spreading of misinformation stop regarding the cause of his death,” said the statement from Capitol Police. “The Department and the Sicknick family appreciate the outpouring of support for our fallen officer.”

Sicknick, a New Jersey native, laid in state at the Capitol Building earlier this month, an honor typically reserved for the United States government leaders. President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden, and congressional leaders came to the ceremony to pay their respects to the fallen officer. 




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