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Black Police Officer Fired For Posting T-Shirt On Instagram, Files Lawsuit

A New Jersey state trooper lost his job after posting a T-shirt to Instagram to support his cousin’s clothing company. The shirt was printed with the words “Black Excellence,” and featured nine portraits of African-American women who played a pivotal role in history, such as Harriet Tubman and Maya Angelou. Another woman featured, pictured on the lower right, was Joanne Chesimard also known as Assata Shakur, who was convicted of killing a state trooper in 1973. The women were not identified by name on the T-shirt.

Officer Nyron Harris said he didn’t recognize or realize that Shakur was featured on the shirt. However, his peers on the force were enraged and in the end, he lost his job because of that Instagram post, according to a lawsuit that Harris is filing.

Harris calls the Instagram post an “honest mistake.” According to New Jersey.com, his lawsuit claims that his firing violates

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A New Jersey state trooper lost his job after posting a T-shirt to Instagram to support his cousin’s clothing company. The shirt was printed with the words “Black Excellence,” and featured nine portraits of African-American women who played a pivotal role in history, such as Harriet Tubman and Maya Angelou. Another woman featured, pictured on the lower right, was Joanne Chesimard also known as Assata Shakur, who was convicted of killing a state trooper in 1973. The women were not identified by name on the T-shirt.

Officer Nyron Harris said he didn’t recognize or realize that Shakur was featured on the shirt. However, his peers on the force were enraged and in the end, he lost his job because of that Instagram post, according to a lawsuit that Harris is filing.

Harris calls the Instagram post an “honest mistake.” According to New Jersey.com, his lawsuit claims that his firing violates

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Video: White Veteran Sergeant Fired For Initiating Unnecessary Confrontation And Ordering Black Woman To Be Tased

A veteran sergeant from the Fort Worth Police Department was fired following an arrest in which he used excessive force on a woman. According to the Star-Telegram, 22-year veteran Sgt. Kenneth Pierce was terminated after it was found that he arrested a woman in August and prompted the use of a taser. During the process, he was described as “impatient, initiated an unnecessary physical confrontation and then ordered a rookie police officer to tase the woman,” per to a statement from authorities. 

The incident in question occurred in August when the woman, who is black, called authorites for a domestic disturbance. According to Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald, the woman was cooperating with police. He says that it’s senseless why Pierce, who is white, demanded the need for such force.  “I’m confident that everyone who sees this video, including members of this department, will agree this supervisor’s response and subsequent behaviors are absolutely unacceptable.”

 

The

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Danny Masterson Fired After Reports Indicated Netflix Exec Didn’t Believe Rape Accuser

Reports indicated that a Netflix executive did not believe the accusations from four separate women about sexual assaults perpetrated by actor and Scientologist Danny Masterson, a star on their show The Ranch. Now, after an apology from the streaming service, Masterson has been let go from the program.

The Huffington Post claims that a woman identified only as Victim B approached Andy Yeatman, the director of global kids content at Netflix, who was dismissive of her claims — saying quite plainly “we don’t believe them.”

Netflix has since offered a statement on the matter: “Mr. Yeatman’s comments were careless, uninformed and do not represent the views of the company. Further, he would have no insights into decision making on The Ranch. We are aware of the allegations against Danny Masterson and we are following the current investigation, and will respond if developments occur.”

Now, Netflix’s investigation seems to have concluded. The Hollywood Reporter says that

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Utah Police Officer Fired For Roughing Up, Arresting Nurse Who Was Just Doing Her Job

The Salt Lake City police detective, Jeff Payne, who was caught on video aggressively arresting a nurse who was trying to protect an unconscious patient has been fired. Additionally, his watch commander James Tracy was demoted from lieutenant to officer, according to the Washington Post.

The actions were taken after internal review by the Salt Lake City Police Department was conducted. That review concluded that Payne and Tracey violated department policy.

“I have lost faith and confidence in your ability to continue to serve as a member of the Salt Lake City Police Department,” Chief Mike Brown stated in a termination letter to Payne. That letter was published by the Deseret News. “I am deeply troubled by your lack of sound, professional judgment and your discourteous, disrespectful and unwarranted behavior, which unnecessarily escalated a situation that could and should have been resolved in a manner far different from the course

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CBS Exec Fired Over Heartless Vegas Remarks Getting Death Threats

Hayley Geftman-Gold, a CBS executive who made a controversial social media post about this week’s Las Vegas shooting, has received a series of death threats following the scandal.

According to the New York Daily News, Geftman-Gold worked as a vice president and senior counsel in strategic transactions at CBS before being fired for her insensitive post about the horrific mass killing that occurred earlier in the week.

“If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing. I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans are often republican gun toters,” she reportedly wrote on Facebook.

“Her views as expressed on social media are deeply unacceptable to all of us at CBS. Our hearts go out to the victims in Las Vegas and their families,” said CBS in a statement, announcing her firing.

Now, multiple police reports suggest that she has received multiple death

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Woman Who Says She Got Fired Over Accidental Period Leaks Is Suing Former Employer

Alisha Coleman was fired from her job at the Bobby Dodd Institute, an employment agency in Fort Benning, Georgia, after her period accidentally leaked through her clothes. Now, Coleman and the ACLU are suing the organization over her termination, according to USA Today.

The lawsuit states that Coleman was fired because she didn’t “practice high standards of personal hygiene and maintain a clean, neat appearance while on duty.”

“I loved my job at the 911 call center because I got to help people,” Coleman said in a statement. “Every woman dreads getting period symptoms when they’re not expecting them, but I never thought I could be fired for it. Getting fired for an accidental period leak was humiliating. I don’t want any woman to have to go through what I did, so I’m fighting back.”

A first incident occurred in 2015, when her period leaked onto an office chair and she was told “she

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Google Employee Fired Over Viral Anti-Diversity Manifesto Speaks Out: ‘I’m Not A Sexist’

After being terminated from Google, engineer James Damore is speaking out about allegations that he’s sexist.

The 28-year-old’s “anti-diversity manifesto”—a lengthy memo that outlined his reasoning that there are genetic differences in women that explain their underrepresention in Silicon Valley—went viral and was met with criticism within and outside Google.

As The Washington Post shares, Damore has given interviews since his termination to defend his stance and reputation. “I’m not saying that any of the female engineers at Google are in any way worse than the average male engineer,” Damore told Stefan Molyneux, host of “Freedomain Radio.” “I’m just saying that this may explain some of the disparity in representation in the population.”

He then told Bloomberg TV, “The whole point of my memo was to improve Google and Google’s culture and they just punished me and shamed me for doing it,” he said. “I’m not a sexist.”

Damore filed a complaint with the National Labor

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"The Affair" Body Double Says She Was Fired After Reporting Director’s Sexual Harassment

A body double who appeared in the Showtime TV program The Affair is suing the network for sexual harassment. Ashlynn Alexander says she was promptly fired after reporting the incident.

According to TMZin September 2015, Alexander was allegedly referred to as “Alison Sexytime Double” on the assistant director’s call sheet (Alison is the name of the character played by Ruth Wilson). Alexander attempted to approach the assistant director about this and, although he admitted the wording was inappropriate, said that she was easily replaceable (and frequently naked). Six days later, she was fired.

The AD on the shoot later claimed Alexander’s hair was not the appropriate color for the job. Alexander retorted by saying she always wore a wig for the role.

Fox News notes that Alexander has previously appeared on Boardwalk EmpireGotham, and The Detour.

Showtime has offered no comment on the situation.

[Photo: Showtime]

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Fox Sports Exec Jamie Horowitz Fired Following Sexual Harassment Investigation

The Fox News Network’s sexual harassment problems continue this week as sports executive Jamie Horowitz is let go from the network following investigations into his misconduct. The investigations began only a week ago.

According to the New York Times, Fox is not giving a specific comment on why Horowitz had been fired, but internal emails hint at the situation: “Everyone at Fox Sports, no matter what role we play, or what business, function or show we contribute to — should act with respect and adhere to professional conduct at all times,” Eric Shanks, the president of Fox Sports, said in an email to employees. “These values are non-negotiable.”

“The way Jamie has been treated by Fox is appalling,” said Patricia Glaser, Horowitz’s lawyer, in a statement. “At no point in his tenure was there any mention by his superiors or human resources of any

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