A group of protesters who said they are fighting to protect homeowners shut down a bank Thursday morning in the Bayview district.
The roughly 25 protesters shut down the Wells Fargo branch at 3801 Third St. about 11 a.m. as part of a day of action organized by the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Occupy Bernal. Read More
Protestors will picket U.S. Airways Monday to demand the airline meet with the National Association for Advancement of Colored People regarding the Deshon Marman case.
Marman, 20, was arrested June 15 at San Francisco International Airport after he allegedly ignored requests by U.S. Airways staff to pull up his pants to cover his underwear as he boarded a plane.
Police alleged that he refused to leave a plane and then resisted officers when they tried to handcuff him. Read More
The US Airways ticket agent who first gave Deshon Marman guff about wearing saggy pajama pants before he boarded a plane at San Francisco International Airport was black — but that’s not stopping civil rights leaders from saying the airline was racial profiling.Marman, 20, who is black, was arrested June 15 on allegations of resisting arrest and injuring a cop after he was thrown off a US Airways plane for wearing his pants too low. Read More
University of New Mexico football player Deshon Marman plans to sue US Airways after the flight crew chucked him off the plane for wearing sagging pajama pants, an incident that sparked allegations of racial profiling, his attorney said Wednesday.
The decision to pursue a lawsuit follows the announcement by the San Mateo County District Attorney Wednesday that Marman will not face charges on suspicion of resisting arrest and injuring a cop during the June 15 incident. Read More
Charges have been dropped in the case against college football player Deshon Marman, a San Francisco native who was accused of resisting arrest after a confrontation over his sagging pants on a US Airways flight.Marman, 20, was arrested on suspicion of battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and trespassing June 15 after a member of the flight crew at San Francisco International Airport asked him to pull up his pajama pants. Read More
The removal of a black college football player from a U.S. Airways flight and subsequent arrest in connection with his sagging pants was decried as racist today by his mother and local NAACP officials. Read More
Criminal charges against a single black mother and conviction of another for sending their children to schools in districts in which they are not residents provide yet more indications of deep problems in our country. Read More
Her father was murdered by a white man in front of three witnesses in 1965, but a white grand jury in Baker County, Georgia had no interest in seeking justice for a black family. She claims another relative was lynched by the local sheriff, a former white sharecropper named Warren "Gator" Johnson. Her relative was just one one of Johnson's many victims. Read More
Tea Partiers are called racists for opposing a black president, racists for wanting lower taxes, and racists even for opposing health care reform. Read More