Chris Cedano is a lighting rod on the streets of Miami.
He is openly racist and believes that bringing back segregation is the right way to improve society.
We have run into him a few times at various protest events around the area. (He is a constant presence at protests.)
While he considers himself a Confederate sympathizer, he is also a Cuban-American.
That reality has caused many people to call him out on social media as a “Cuban Clayton Bigsby.”
Only in Miami.
We also ran into him at a prior event earlier in the Spring.
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-A Fort Lauderdale Pizza Hut has a policy to not deliver pizzas to the Sistrunk Boulevard community after 7 PM.
-Sistrunk Boulevard has historically been an African-American community.
– A Pizza Hut manager told the Miami New Times that it was a “corporate policy.”
Ordering pizza while black isn’t easy in one area of South Florida.
At a Fort Lauderdale Pizza Hut located at 1239 S. Federal Hwy, there is a policy to not deliver to a predominantly African-American part of the city after 7 PM.
The discovery was made by locally based journalist Adam Weinstein while he was standing inside the restaurant picking up a pizza.
Weinstein, who is the senior editor of the popular Task&Purpose website snapped two photos of a large notice next to a map of their delivery area declaring “we don’t deliver to northwest (D-4) after 7PM.”
The notice, which refers to Fort Lauderdale’s Sistrunk Boulevard community, was clearly visible to customers.
The Miami New Times called the Pizza Hut and asked a manager for an expiation for the policy.
The manager said that it was a “corporate policy.”
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The shocking violence that broke out at a Donald Trump rally in Chicago, IL is actually not shocking at all.
It is the by-product of 7 years of race baiting by the far right of the Republican Party and the conservative movement.
It is also the by-product of one of the most racist political campaigns over the last 50 years.
Not since the campaign of 1972 have we seen so much hate and vitriol spewed by one leading candidate for this nation’s presidency.
He’s attacked Mexicans.
He’s attacked women.
He’s attacked the disabled.
He’s attacked Muslims.
He’s attacked blacks.
He’s attacked the press.
And he’s going to get somebody killed.
Donald Trump’s racist, ugly campaign will get people killed and he will be responsible.
We as a country have to stop playing around with this guy.
He’s a threat to our democracy and to our way of life.
We are a nation that has rallied against the forces of racism and has still not defeated them.
Racism has been the greatest scourge of our Republic since the very beginning and yet we still have leading political figures who are trying to further their careers by dragging us into the fire.
It is disgraceful and it is dangerous. It is also deadly.
“Mr. Trump just arrived in Chicago and after meeting with law enforcement has determined that for the safety of all of the tens of thousands of people that have gathered in and around the arena, tonight’s rally will be postponed to another date,” the Trump campaign said in a statement. “Thank you very much for your attendance and please go in peace.”
Our country can’t go in peace.
We have to go to war and fight against Donald Trump and his neo-facist agenda.
The time for peace and appeasement is over.
We have to fight for our country.
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Through what are being called unofficial channels, folks claiming affiliation with the hacktivist group Anonymous have released a ‘nationwide call to action’, listing locations for demonstrations in 37 US cities where simultaneous protests begin at 7pm, EDT.
The ‘collective day of rage’, as per the Anonymous affiliated YouTube video’s description of the particulars of the event, is being billed as “A day of action centered around civil disobedience and the right to protest”.
Also being billed by other Anonymous associated accounts as #FridayofSolidarity, the group calls for solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter in its mission to bring about social justice and police reforms, stemming from the recent shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
Referring to the subsequent shooting deaths of 5 Dallas area police officers during a BLM protest, “While we do honor these fallen officers, we will not be discouraged, we will not stop, until the officers responsible for the deaths of both Alton Sterling and Philando Castile are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” the voice in the YouTube video says.
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While the YouTube video calls for a ‘collective day of rage’, it also states “We MUST STRESS the importance of staying nonviolent.”
Police Departments and Federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, are make preparations for the events.
According to the NY Post, the Defense Department put out an “AllCon”, or All Concerned briefing to post commanders in the US Northern Command, telling soldiers “Please be advised the [US Northern Command] has issued a threat advisory informing DOD personnel that a series of protests has been scheduled to be conducted across the United States on July 15, 2016. For your personal safety, we highly encourage you to avoid this specific location entirely”.
In Pittsburgh for example, local media contacted police in an effort to find out how they plan on responding to the potential for protests.
“We are in close contact with the FBI, almost up to the point of an hourly update. We are monitoring the intelligence along with our federal partners,” Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich told CBS Pittsburgh.
This afternoon, I spoke with Detective Patrick Michaud of the Seattle Police Department, another city on the list.
Michaud confirmed that Seattle PD is aware of the planned demonstration, but did not have specific information on the number of anticipated demonstrators.
According to Michaud, public demonstrations “don’t require a permit” in Seattle.
They are also in communication with other law enforcement agencies about the event.
With all of that said, this isn’t the first time a so called Day of Rage has been announced on the internet.
Similar posts were released in 2014, with a nearly identical set of cities.
Snopes.com in fact says that despite all of the above, it’s all just a hoax.
For those who aren’t planning to join the potential protests, here is a ‘how to’ wiki on what you can do to prepare before and during a public gathering that could potentially get out of hand.
We’ll stay on top of this tomorrow and update our coverage accordingly.
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