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Koreans scared, attacked at schools?

April 22, 2007

Korean students attending Virginia Tech were on edge. “We are hesitating to go to the school’s cafeteria for fear of possible retaliation,” a student said. “We gather in threes or fours when we go out. Some stayed in their dormitory all day long.” Some who came from Korea were thinking about returning to Korea, Lee said. Some 1,000 Korean students, including hundreds from Korea, are enrolled at Virginia Tech, he said.

At Westfield High School in Chantilly, Virginia, the gunman’s old school, tension was evident. Several Korean students reportedly were deliberately hit with backpacks.

In Los Angeles, several Korean students were physically attacked at a junior high school near Koreatown, according to Jenny Kim, a parent of an eighth-grader. The school authority told the parents they were investigating the report, she said.

police report

December 30, 2006

December 29, 2006 — The fallout from Mel Gibson’s boozy, anti-Semitic tirade continues. The L.A. sheriff’s deputy who busted the star for DUI says his bosses are harassing him over suspicions he leaked his arrest report to the media. Deputy James Mee says that he was transferred to another assignment and grilled for hours and that his home computer and phone records were seized after the arrest six months ago. “His life and career would be a lot different had he not made that arrest,” Mee’s lawyer, Richard Shinee, told The Los Angeles Times, adding that Mee was innocent.

I think the problem was not the arrest, but loading the police report with unnecessary information.

1992 Los Angeles riots remembered

December 10, 2006

The riots, which followed the acquittal by a white jury of four police officers who were videotaped beating black motorist Rodney King, caused the death of 55 people, thousands of injuries and close to $1 billion in damage.

Was the jury actually “white”? Was Rodney King actually a “black” motorist? Also the death count and monetary count is somewhat debatable also. I was reading about the LA riot/s and it seems that it/they were about a lot more than just the Rodney King trial.

“Kramer” versus Kyle Doss and Frank McBride

November 21, 2006

(this post was last updated in April 2007)

Watch the video and listen closely to the audience members.
Note that the words printed on the screen sometimes do not exactly match all of the dialogue, and the video seems to be at least two separate segments spliced together:

The statement by an audience member that Michael Richards was never in any other shows or movies was not technically true, although he is most famous for being on the television show ‘Seinfeld’.

Watch the video on this page:

Gloria Allred seems slightly ridiculous.

In this video:

alleged audience member Darryl Pitts says some things that are not exactly true either, one example is the apparent confabulation about Michael Richards using the word “tree”.

Michael Richards on Letterman later, note his body language: (link to video that CBS might have removed; when searching for another one, look for the longest version, with Letterman talking to Jerry Seinfeld beforehand)

Tyrese Gibson seems to imply in this video that Michael Richards might get punched in the face or something like that:

Now watch this old Chris Rock video:

word research:

Some people have implied that the statements that Michael Richards (“Cosmo Kramer”) made when he was talking about a fork where related to lynching:

Richards: Yeah, I was a — I worked for “V” Corps in Europe, and my job was to develop and act in shows dealing with race relations and drug abuse. And so we toured all across Europe performing these plays at the different Army bases.

After the Michael Richards incident on November 17, the club decided to ban use of the word and fine comedians $20 for every offense. Wayans took the stage Sunday during a showcase of African-American comedians called “Chocolate Sundaes.” Wayans opened his routine with the line, “Give yourselves a big round of applause for coming down and supporting ‘N***** Night.'” According to the L.A. Times, Wayans used the word 15 more times during his 20-minute appearance.

UCLA police officer accused of crime by ACLU attorney

November 19, 2006

Such a threat of the use of force by a law enforcement officer in response to a request for a badge number is an “illegal assault,” Eliasberg said.”

It is absolutely illegal to threaten anyone who asks for a badge; that’s assault,” he said.