Thursday, August 2, 2012

Puerto Rico official posts racist tweets on Twitter

A Puerto Rico official posted some racist remarks on Twitter about US President Obama and his wife.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - An adviser to Puerto Rico’s most powerful female lawmaker faced calls to resign on Wednesday after she sent a tweet to President Barack Obama urging him to buy the first lady a double-banana sundae and take her to Kenya.

Heidi Wys sent the tweet last week shortly after Obama tweeted that Michelle Obama’s birthday was coming up.

“Who cares?” Wys wrote in response. “Take her to Burger King, buy her a sundae with double banana, take her to your homeland, Kenya!”

That tweet and several other tweets Wys sent earlier about Obama were still publicly visible on her Twitter account Wednesday afternoon.

Wys is the main adviser to House of Representatives President Jenniffer Gonzalez and has earned $630,000 since 2008 for her services as an administrative consultant, according to records with the Comptroller’s Office.

Several legislators are demanding that Wys step down or that Gonzalez ask for her resignation.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Florida man shoots another man and uses racial slur

A Florida man shot another man and when he told police what he did, he used a racial slur and seems to think it was ok. This is crazy. He is crazy.

A Florida man charged with attempted murder and hate crime for allegedly shooting an African American man in the head expressed disbelief over his arrest, telling officers that he "only shot a n*****."

The Port St. Joe Star reports that Walton Henry Butler, 59, of Port St. Joe shot 32-year-old Everett Gant, who is black, in the head with a .22 rifle on Monday night. Gant had confronted Butler about an incident in which the latter used a racial slur to describe a child living in their apartment complex.

According to investigators, Butler had been calling other children in the complex racist names in recent days. When a friend of Gant's told him about what had happened, he went over to Butler's apartment to confront him about his racist actions.

Instead of conversation, Gant got a bullet between his eyes. Butler shut his door and left his victim lying on the ground bleeding. He then called 911, finished cooking dinner and sat down to eat.

WJHG reports that when Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent arrived at the scene of the shooting, Butler acted as if he were being inconvenienced.

"He was brought to the investigative unit where he was interviewed and basically admitted to shooting the victim and said he shot a, just used a racial slur, and said that is what he shot and acted like it was no big deal or anything to him," Nugent told WJHG.

Gant is in guarded condition at Bay Medical Center and expected to survive.

Butler is locked up in Gulf County Jail.