Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Black celebrities racially profiled and handcuffed in South Carolina

The government shutdown went into effect at midnight and while most people lay the blame on Republicans, conservatives try to pin the blame on President Obama. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley expressed frustration at both Democrats and Republicans in Washington, DC but she seemed to place the blame solely on the President for not negotiating with Republicans who want him to delay the Affordable Care Act, his signature piece of legislation passed in his first term and declared constitutional by the US Supreme Court.

Actors Dennis White and Cherie Johnson who was a child star on such sitcoms as “Family Matters” and “Punky Brewster” were vacationing recently in South Carolina and alleged that while stopping to reflect on slavery while parked on the side of the road of a cotton field, were racially profiled and handcuffed by a Marion County Deputy S. Barfield. The Deputy is also accused of lying about having warrant for the arrest of Cherie Johnson, perhaps in a move to intimidate the couple so they would consent to a drug search of the vehicle they were traveling in.

Governor Nikki Haley is being accused of practicing pay-to-play politics with recent appointments of campaign donors to several boards in South Carolina. She is also being accused of bleaching a couple of boards by removing Black members. According to the Post and Courier, “The South Carolina Democratic Party is criticizing Gov. Nikki Haley for replacing the only black member of The Citadel’s Board of Visitors with a white campaign donor.”

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