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Great job young man! May God bless him and take care of him!  :clap:
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FOUR LAWMAKERS VOTE AGAINST HOUSE BILL TO MAKE LYNCHING FEDERAL HATE CRIME, CITE 'GOVERNMENT OVERREACH

https://www.newsweek.com/four-federal-lawmakers-vote-against-bill-outlaw-lynching-cite-government-overreach-1489313

Historic legislation that would make lynching a federal hate crime passed the House by near-unanimous consent Wednesday—with four representatives opposing it.

Three Republicans voted against the measure: GOP members Ted Yoho of Florida, Louie Gohmert of Texas and Thomas Massie of Kentucky. The chamber's lone Independent, Justin Amash of Michigan—who famously switched from Republican to Independent over his support for impeaching President Donald Trump—also voted no.

Sixteen members did not vote. The proposal, however, received broad bipartisan support and passed 410-4.

Republicans accused the legislation of being an overreach by the federal government and encroaching on states' rights. The legislation, if enacted, would add lynching to the list of current criminal civil rights violations.

"The Constitution specifies only a handful of federal crimes and leaves the rest to individual states to prosecute," Massie told Newsweek in a statement. "In addition, this bill expands current federal 'hate crime' laws. A crime is a crime, and all victims deserve equal justice. Adding enhanced penalties for 'hate' tends to endanger other liberties, such as freedom of speech."

Although Yoho said he'll continue to condemn the "horrific act of lynching" and advocate for perpetrators to receive the "harshest penalty under the law," the retiring congressman also felt the text took away too much power from states and was redundant.

"This bill today is an overreach of the federal government and encroaches on the principles of federalism," the retiring lawmaker told Newsweek in a statement. "Hate crimes fall under the jurisdiction of states, which has led to 46 states producing various hate crime statutes. In my home state of Florida, these crimes are already under state government jurisdiction and are punishable up to death."

Gohmert said on the House floor he would prefer that states penalize the guilty party for lynching so they can face capital punishment.

"I would much rather, if someone is lynched in Texas, they be subject under Texas law to the death penalty," he said.

Amash cited similar reasons as Republicans for opposing the bipartisan bill. Citing already existing law that prohibits lynching, he feared it could lead to unintended consequences because the measure was redundant and amounted to "federalization of criminal law."

"Creating federal crimes for matters that are normally handled by the state obscures which government—federal or state—is responsible for investigating and prosecuting the crime, and it gives power to unelected federal officials whom voters can't directly hold accountable," Amash wrote in a series of tweets explaining his vote.

"This allows state officials who don't adequately address particular crimes to shift blame and avoid accountability," he continued. "At the same time, it creates an incentive for budget-constrained state and local governments not to prosecute crimes and instead leave it to the feds."

Previous attempts by Congress since 1900 to pass similar legislation repeatedly failed. The Senate approved a similar version by unanimous consent in February 2019. But because of minor discrepancies, the Senate will need to vote on the House's in order for it to land on the president's desk for approval. If the measure becomes law, violators would face substantial fines and/or jail time.

Between 1877 and 1950, the Equal Justice Initiative estimates that more than 4,000 black people were lynched in a dozen states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

The bill, the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, was written after the 1955 racist murder of a black teenager in Mississippi, which spawned civil rights action.

"This legislation will not erase the stain of lynching and racist violence, but it will help shine the light of truth on the injustices of the past so that we can heal our nation and build a better, safer future for all of our children," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on the floor.
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General Discussion Forum / Re: Would you or would you not?
« Last post by cee dog on Today at 01:15:12 AM »
It does look fun.  :nod:
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Come on now. If Bernie is a Commie what is Trump?
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Isn't Pitin a product of Soviet communism? Doesn't Trump seek to be just like him? Aren't he and Putin bosom buddies?? Seems we already have a wanna be communist in the White House.

When you BLINDLY follow without asking basic questions, obvious similarities like this are overlooked by the y04's & oldsports.
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General Discussion Forum / Re: Fredrick Douglas
« Last post by Oldschoolram on Today at 12:25:49 AM »
Fredrick Douglas bought his home in Anacostia SE DC from a bunch of racists- he paid $6,700 CASH which is equivalent to $1.7 million dollars today- took the black history  tour of DC.

A must see for anyone visiting or living there.

In an interesting twist of irony there are people who live(d) in the DC area who are descendants of him and Booker T.
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Does Mike Tyson even HAVE $10 million dollars would be my first question.

Mike is heavy into the legal marijuana growing industry, from what I've read, is quite successful.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/mike-tysons-ranch-sells-500000-of-marijuana-each-month-itd-be-a-lot-more-if-he-didnt-smoke-so-much-himself-2019-08-14
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CIAA Announces 2019-20 Men's and Women’s  Basketball All-Conference Team

https://theciaa.com/news/2020/2/23/ciaa-announces-2019-20-mens-basketball-all-conference-team-and-superlatives.aspx

https://theciaa.com/news/2020/2/24/ciaa-announces-2019-20-womens-basketball-all-conference-team-and-superlatives.aspx

So I guess Choking  on your last two games of the season gives you Coach of the year.  Two years in a row, non-divisional winner gets Coach of the year for the women. Defensive player of the year wins because of Double Doubles. when do we become a legit conference and stop voting for popularity contest?

I rarely ever come to the defense of the CIAA, but I think the Coach of the year picks and the DPOY for Men were legit picks.

As it relates to coach of the year, you do know that it doesn't always go to the coach with the best team.  Some years conferences look at a team's improvement.  Lincoln women went from a 15-13 regular season record last year to a 23-5 regular season record this year and are ranked in the Atlantic Region.  WSSU's men improved to a 13-4 conference record this year, and after being projected to finish 4th in the South they ended up tied for first.

As it relates to the DPOY it seems like you missed the fact that he lead the conference in Defensive rebounds.  So there's your defensive stat to justify his selection.
CIAA Announces 2019-20 Men's and Women’s  Basketball All-Conference Team

https://theciaa.com/news/2020/2/23/ciaa-announces-2019-20-mens-basketball-all-conference-team-and-superlatives.aspx

https://theciaa.com/news/2020/2/24/ciaa-announces-2019-20-womens-basketball-all-conference-team-and-superlatives.aspx

So I guess Choking  on your last two games of the season gives you Coach of the year.  Two years in a row, non-divisional winner gets Coach of the year for the women. Defensive player of the year wins because of Double Doubles. when do we become a legit conference and stop voting for popularity contest?

I rarely ever come to the defense of the CIAA, but I think the Coach of the year picks and the DPOY for Men were legit picks.

As it relates to coach of the year, you do know that it doesn't always go to the coach with the best team.  Some years conferences look at a team's improvement.  Lincoln women went from a 15-13 regular season record last year to a 23-5 regular season record this year and are ranked in the Atlantic Region.  WSSU's men improved to a 13-4 conference record this year, and after being projected to finish 4th in the South they ended up tied for first.

As it relates to the DPOY it seems like you missed the fact that he lead the conference in Defensive rebounds.  So there's your defensive stat to justify his selection.


sorry I meant the women's DPOY not the men.... i think the guys did a good job with their selections overall, but the women is just a popularity contest.

The Fluff schedule that Lincoln played this year at the beginning would give anyone a winning record like that. Six of the teams wins for the non-conference teams don't add to the total wins for Lincoln wich is 23 wins. if your playing high school teams  it schold not count as quility wins. VUU women on the other hand, still won their division without their best player

It will show come playoff selection time.
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Wait, he left Wisconsin and went to Nebraska because of a racial slur? Well, I just hope he did not jump out of the skillet in to the fire. Just saying.
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55 you jinxed us.  I DO NOT want to play these guys again.  But...........gotta DO what we gotta DO!

We did what we had to do! I still think most of the shooters have trouble adjusting to an open arena after playing in small gyms all season.
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