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Sinclair hires sex offender, denies alleged comments made by him

When taking your children to any store, you expect that location to be a safe place. The concept that a registered sex offender would have such easy access to your children is incomprehensable. For one family, this scenerio became a reality in a very disturbing form. Here’s what we’ve learned thus far.

An Oklahoma family was recently taking an outing to a local lake. On the way, they stopped at a Sinclair convience store, located at: 12606 S McLoud Rd, McLoud, OK 74851. With a parent present, two children, ages 12 and 13 went inside to get drinks and snacks. As per most customer service businesses, the cashier, identified as Michael Vaughn Hilborn, greeted the three individuals. From this point forward, things took a progressively disturbing turn.

For unknown reasons, Michael proceeded to state, “you look like you’re about to go dancing.” If it isn’t obvious, this is a joke that relates to exotic dancing. While the statement put the parent on alert, they initially brushed this off. After all, perhaps Michael just has a poor sense of humor. However, the situation doesn’t end with that “joke.” At this point, the three customers rushed to get their items, the two children had also gotten a pickle, a common food item found in these stores. The situation abruptly turns from creepy to outright disturbing.

As they proceed to purchase the items, Michael picks up the pickles and bags of hot cheetos and proceeds to ask, “who they were for.” Not seeing the unfolding situation, one of the girls replied by telling him, “ours.” It is, at this point, Michael takes the already disturbing situation to the next level. Michael proceeds to ask the girls, “can you get pregnant?” Before moving his hips in a very sexual manner. As he does this, he allegedly begins to say, “whoop, whoop.” The three ultimately left the store and contacted Mcloud police. So, who is Michael?

In the state of Oklahoma, Michael is a lifetime, tier 3, sex offender. Although we found no record of him within the DOC system, we were able to find his registry, which is photographed below. Initially, the police were hesitant about arresting him, as what he stated was in poor taste, but also faced the possibility of no charges as he had not blatently stated anything that was sexual. However, upon discovering his registry, the police did, in fact, take him into custody.

Meanwhile, Sinclair denies the entire event occurred. For those who know the inner operations of this company, this should not come as a surprise. Currently, Sinclair has been uncooperative with the current investigation. However, based on various comments, it appears that the company is protecting him. Multiple comments have mentioned that Michael was working at another Sinclair station, which was located next to a school. If you don’t know, registered sex offenders can’t live near a school, muchless work next door to one.

Only after community pressured Sinclair, was he relocated to the store where this latest event took place. Currently, he is being held at the Pottawatomie County jail, awaiting potential charges. Although Sinclair still adamently denies that event taking place, given their lack of cooperation with the police, it leads me to ask, “if it didn’t happen, why not cooperate?” From what we’ve learn, no safety measures are taken to prevent offenders from being employed. This is highly worrysome as children do frequent these stores. Perhaps, the company should start taking real measures in protecting their customers, especially minors. This sotuation, had a parent not been present, could had taken a much darker route.

A clip, showing Michael Vaughn Hilborn’s registry.

The mask mandate: does it violate the ADA?

In email, PM, and amongst our team, this article has been a long time coming. We are going to be discussing the mask mandate and how it has cruely targeted individuals with disabilities. While we are aware that many people will not agree with this article, we believe the mandate to be in violation of the “Americans with disabilities act” (ADA.) While the mandate itself has exemptions, the many corporations who poorly enact this mandate also violate selective portions of it, thus our definition of violating the ADA.

Hollywood casino: Maryland Heights, Missouri

Doing something as mundane as going to a casino shouldn’t turn into a discrimination situation. For one woman, with various medical conditions, it did. Worst yet, she is allegedly not the only individual targeted by unfair, selective and enforcement of the mask mandate. She wrote us saying the following:

I walked into the casino. security stopped me and told me I could not enter without a mask. I handed them my dr. note and they called upstairs. They came back and told them they didn’t care about my Dr note but I had to wear a mask. Which that itself violates the mandate law in st louis. Health conditions are exempted on the mandate.

Wished to remain anonymous

She later informed us, via phone, that a relative of hers was forced to wear a mask. At first it seemed to be an “okay, whatever” sort of situation. She went on to explain that the relative is on an oxygen machine and had difficulty breathing as a result. To this, we requested permission to make mention of that ordeal within this article.

I attempted to contact the casino. I asked one simple question: “how many people have shown your employees doctor notes and was still forced to mask or leave?” The response I got was simply being hung up on, with no further communication. Upon recieving this response, I sent them an email (pictured at the end of this article) and am currently awaiting a reply.

Meanwhile, we were able to find some aspect of their policy. However, it says nothing in regards to disabled people. The policy we have found simply reads:

While the amenities our customers have come to know and love may be somewhat limited for the time being, the ability to safely welcome back our team members and guests remains our top priority. With this in mind, we worked closely with the Missouri Gaming Commission, state and local leaders, and public health officials to finalize comprehensive Phase I reopening protocols and new health and safety precautions. Our returning team members will be trained on these procedures and our guests will see reminder signage about them throughout the property. These new protocols include, but are not limited to, the following:

SOCIAL DISTANCING

  • Capacity on our gaming floor may be limited, but we do not expect this to impact the customer experience.
  • The installation of floor decals and signage to strictly enforce social distancing guidelines will be placed in areas where lines typically form.
  • Table game seating will be limited, and some slot machines will be placed out of service.
  • Live music, entertainment, convention, and banquet services will remain suspended.
  • There will be no large drawings, tournaments, or special events.
  • Restaurant offerings will be limited to Hops House, Hollywood & Grind, Phat Thai, Celebrity Grill, and Charlie Gitto’s.
  • The gift shop, fitness center and valet parking will also be closed.
  • Valet parking will be closed, and the parking area typically used for valet parked cars is available for self-parking. Additional handicap parking spaces will be added to both casino parking areas.
  • The hotel has reopened.

HEALTH & SAFETY

  • Team members and vendors will be required to wear masks and will undergo a health screening each day, including temperature checks, prior to their shift.
  • Based on the ruling by the St. Louis County Health Department, and in order to help reduce the spread of COVID – 19, Hollywood Casino St. Louis will be requiring all persons in public areas will be required to wear a mask covering the face and nose. Patrons may remove masks temporarily while eating or drinking or when asked by casino staff for identification. Guests not adhering to these requirements will be advised of the requirements and warned that if they continue to disregard they will be asked to leave the property.
  • Slots and table games will be thoroughly and regularly cleaned throughout the day.
  • Sanitizer stations will be installed on the casino floor and be readily available throughout the facility.
  • Plexi-glass separators will be installed at the players club, cage, security podiums and other locations.
  • Citation: https://www.hollywoodcasinostlouis.com/covid-19

Loves Travel Plaza

In this day and age even a simple road trip has become problematic. One of the emails recieved regarded the national travel plaza, Loves. As of March 29th, the corporation began enforcing the mask requirements, with no regard to disabled people. While we had gotten an email of one situation, I had already planned to target this company purely based on what I have personally seen, even prior to their mandate. With that, I will now tackle two birds with one stone.

First, let’s review the email sent to us:

Hello,

My name is (redacted) and I want to see if you would write an article about what just happened to me. I was recently on a roadtrip from my home in (redacted) Tennessee, going to New Mexico. On this trip, I stopped at a Loves travel center in Hazen Arkansas. I needed to get fuel among a few other things. I have COPD, the image sent to you is my Dr. statement explaining why I am unable to wear a mask. I brought this into the store with me, just in case. I go into the store and am immediately stopped by an employee. He informs me that I must wear a mask to enter. I explain to him that I can’t wear one and offer to show him the note. He becomes more aggressive, tells me that he doesn’t care about the note. If I will not wear a mask, I must leave the premises. No gas, no food, and no pit stop, I leave. Thankfully, a nearby gas station was more than happy to have my business. I hope to bring exposure to how people like me are being treated, I hope you will help.

Email sent to our platform.

If you aren’t aware, the mask mandate does have exemptions to it. Autism, COPD, and those with various other medical conditions are classified as exempt. These businesses denying these customers entrance not only violates the mask mandate exemptions code, it is also a violation of the ADA, title II. Title II of the ADA reads as follows:

SUMMARY: This final rule revises the regulation of the Department of Justice (Department) that implements title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), relating to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in  State and local government services. The Department is issuing this final rule in order to adopt enforceable accessibility standards under the ADA that are consistent with the minimum guidelines and requirements issued by the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board), and to update or amend certain provisions of the title II regulation so that they comport with the Department’s legal and practical experiences in enforcing the ADA since 1991. Concurrently with the publication of this final rule for title II, the Department is publishing a final rule amending its ADA title III regulation, which covers nondiscrimination on the basis of disability by public accommodations and in commercial facilities. 

 Citation: https://www.ada.gov/regs2010/titleII_2010/titleII_2010_regulations.htm

What Title II is essentially saying is this: a business cannot treat a person differently simply because they have a disability. Regardless of this law, that is what we are seeing. Under the illusion of “protecting the public,” people with disabilities and medical conditions are being barred from various locations. While public safety is a concern, it is alarming that certain people can’t even go shopping without being forced to violate doctor orders. At this point, it no longer appears to be a matter of public safety, but a situation of compliance.

Our email sent to Hollywood Casino 

Addressing the Sarah situation

Editorial update

Since the time of the initial release, Sarah did a 180 on the platform. As we defended her image, she chose to leave the platform, citing mental health. While she gave us this reason, she was publically defacing “War on Corruption” via Twitter. She made false allegations of doxing, only to later do the very deed she scorned the platform for. What we released was a Facebook profile, public information. Upon confronting Sarah, she began deleting her tweets, and eventually her account.

Recently, our other journalist has found herself in what can only be classified as a campaign to ruin her image-a smear campaign, if you will. While this campaign is known on Twitter, it actually began with a message to another member of our team on Facebook. While we do not typically get involved with drama, this os one of our own who is being maliciously targeted and slandered.

This gallery’s purpose is to not only assist in the building of a potential case but to document the harassment that one of our own is enduring at the hands of malicious individuals.

Update

Our platform is currently falsely being accused of doxing. This stems from me showing a public Facebook profile. The first claim was I doxxed his profile. When that failed, it turned to me doxing his work location. When that failed, it turned to me doxxing the guy’s lastname. Though the story keeps changing, the fact that none of these are a dox, doesn’t. What is being ignored is the fact that this guy had made a series of posts, harassing a young woman. Within his posts, his followers harassed her and attacked her for various reasons. Somehow, while the false narrative has been created, all of this information has been so kindly ignored. Reciepts below.

A reply to the below image, making fun of a disability regarding how the woman speaks.
One of many posts intended to harass the woman.
In a series of tweets, this individual had not only harassed this woman but allowed others to do so.
Yet another harassing tweet.

The above images are what prompted me to become involve and take a stand. Even now, this information is willfully being withheld at the expense of slandering our platform. We will always stand against bullies, especially when they target a person for their disabilities. For that, I stand by my actions which lead to the removal of the harrassing tweets. Though I could have conducted myself better, without the emotion, this is something that I am very firmly against. I will not apologize for standing up against this.

Days before the campaign began on Twitter, one of our other guys recieved this PM via Facebook. Immediately, it was sent to me and documented. Resulting from this, our guy unfriended this woman, wanting no part of whatever drama was about to unfold.

A tweet made by an individual, who is to remain anonymous. I would later make a reference to this specific post, which would then purposefully reworded by one of the individuals involved with the campaign.

Making a reference to the previous image, I clearly state, “I CAN SAY you gaslit…” This would later translate to the below image.

The willful mistranslation goes from “I can say” to me suddenly thinking this individual gaslit somebody. There’s just one problem, the phrase “I can say” means something different than what is being projected here let’s continue.

In yet another willful attempt to alter what I said, this individual states that I had wanted everybody to know the truth, as she released private messages. So, what did I say?

I clearly state that I would obtain the chat logs from my other journalist. This was to ensure that privacy was maintained while allowing me a glimpse into why this situation began. At thus point, it’s border-lining a liable slander situation.

This seems to be the message that started the situation. A woman, by the name of Mia, had physically mailed Youtuber, “Repzion” a disturbing letter. Our journalist was caught in a moral situation: remain loyal to her, at the time, friend, or does she inform this Youtuber who sent the letter? After about a week, she decided to send the email. During the email exchange, she apologized, which she should not have done. I say this because she is not accountable for the actions of another. However, the email somehow created an entire campaign of “brain deprived” individuals to begin harassing her.

Even now, the campaign has gone as far as to slam her for some images she once posted. Mocking her for rather childish things, these “adults” have made it their goal to run our other journalist off, something that I will not allow to be done.

Above, is just one example of how petty this childish campaign has gotten. Below, are the email exchanges between our journalist and the Youtuber.

Additional details

Full message prior to a private discussion being released.

This image was posted in attempt to prove our journalist spread false information…

This was/is my rebuttal to the “false information” claim.

Ultimately, I encouraged our other journalist to block the primary indivoduals involved, prior to doing so myself. While this has not stopped their childish games, this gallery will stand as a testament to how we will defend our team against obnoxious and malicious campaigns such as this.

Oklahoma mechanic threatens former customer

When you hire somebody to do a job, it goes to say that you hold the expectation that it will be done correctly. But, when that job ends up being a complete flop, they should expect a bad review online. For mechanic, Jonathan Barden, of “JR automotive,” that was exactly what happened.

The post that initiated the threat reads as follows:

Warning!! DO NOT use this mechanic if you want to keep your car running!! Jonathan Barden.
Apologize it’s so long.
This was his 2nd job hired to do for me, and only hired a 2nd time because it should of been an easy fix, all I needed was a Cam Shaft Sensor, he was hired Monday, pulled 2 codes for a cam shaft sensor and that was my only issue, my car was turning over but not starting and had absolutely no leaks. He gets the sensor new from AutoZone that night, he yanks my old sensor out so hard the small silver cap on the end stayed inside, he took my passenger side engine apart to get to it, including my timing chain cover, he then dropped the cap in my oil pan, dropped my oil pan to get the cap and drained my oil. Had me buy 6 qts of oil, even though the cap would of never been stuck if he had removed the correct parts to have enough room instead of removing my timing chain cover to expose my oil pan in the 1st place. Took my engine apart until 3:30 in the morning, left everything torn apart and trashed and didn’t show back up until Wednesday evening at 6 p.m.. There were bolts in every single wrong spot and some not even put in. He got frustrated after not being able to put the serpentine belt back on Wednesday night and quit. He claims he pointed out to my husband that the timing cover had a “hole” when he took it apart, no he didn’t. And its not a hole its a huge crack and if the crack was present prior to his work then oil leak would have been my problem, my oil and engine were great I only needed a dang cam shaft sensor and now my car isn’t drivable until I get a new timing cover because I can’t hold oil. He put the 5 qts in and left 1 sitting outside and never told me the 5 qts leaked out, the oil spills out immediately when you pour it in, he finished putting the 5 qts in around 9 but was here until 2 a.m. on Wednesday! He spent 5 hours trying to hide the crack and seal it. He was very hostile and irate, he screamed and cussed for hours, “fk this job, I’m about to walk off this fking job, Don’t ever fking call me again, and much more. These are words for words. At this point we just wanted him and his wife to leave and not touch our car anymore. It didn’t help that he would talk to his wife the same way when he couldn’t get something to fit or he dropped a wrench he’d scream and cuss at her also. We paid $45 for the diagnostic, $111 for our part new from AutoZone (never given a receipt.), $5 gas to get the part, $41 for oil and $5 gas to get the oil, and $200 for the work. He quoted $250 but since he refused to finish the belt and mounts that night and we didn’t want them back at our home we paid $200 minus the unfinished work, if we known the damage caused and oil wasted we wouldn’t of paid a dime! Next morning me and my husband get the belt on and get less than half a mile down the road to discover we have not a drop of oil and when we put 1 qt in it immediately flowed out, hired next mechanic and he immediately found the crack in the timing cover. Never had a oil leak before now, I just want some ownership of responsibility and atleast partial refund. He supposedly warranties his work with new parts but didn’t even want to finish the job. I’m out $286 to have my car worse than it was to start. Down to using his customers phone to call his wife about taking to long at McDonalds and calling her a “dumb fking whe fk you” and a few more things of that nature. He’ll destroy your car and trash your property (I had to clean up after him and his wife way more than tolerable.) In the text he only keeps saying “I told you it had a hole”, “I pointed this out” . No he didn’t, not once, but the fact remains if the crack existed prior to him we would have already had a oil leak, but now there’s a crack large enough to hold no oil and somehow that was suppose to already be there? Just accept facts and own up to your work and make this right!!! (Last screenshots, apparently its not his 1st time to leave a car torn apart and doesn’t finish.)

While most businesses, or self employed individuals, take it with grace, Jonathan decided to go a different route with it. Threatening the reviewer, he demands the Facebook post to be taken down, while threatening to have somebody show up at the poster’s home. While the business owner doesn’t specify bodily harm, given the nature of the overall message, it is strongly implied.

Upon sharing the threat, many people commented, encouraging the poster to take it to the police; it is unknown if this has happened. However, the poster had made it clear, in a response to the threat, that she intended to seek litigations against the man.

The threat sent to a former customer regarding a Facebook post.

Our former journalist: Official statement

As most of you maybe aware, for a short stint we had another journalist, Sarah. Her articles covered the BLM movement and ended with the Shane Dawson controversy. Because of a series of events, some being from her, we have been placed into a situation to which we must reply. This article is our official statement regarding her time with us, and afterwards.

War on Corruption, from the day we announced her being brought aboard the team, was met with mix reviews, primarily negative. Members of our team, myself included, began recieving various warnings regarding Sarah’s presence. These warnings ranged from her being a compulsive liar to her past with backstabbing her friends. I ignored these warnings, giving her a fair chance, although they did not stop coming.

Recently, she had undergone, what appeared to me as a smear campaign. Against the advise of our other members, I took the initiative to confront this problem. Placing the reputation of myself, and the platform, at risk. This choice came from what I had been informed, a specific man had spent months harassing her. Upon speaking to the former journalist via the phone, it was clear that she was on the verge of mentally breaking. Something I wanted to avoid if possible.

In a tweet, our former journalist was being harassed regarding her editing skills. A reply to this post mocked her for how she speaks, comparing it to “nails on a chalkboard.”

Before acting, I spoke to her, informed her of my plan, and she was content with that. At no point did she speak up about being against any action that was performed. Without her objection, I showed public information, the Facebook profile belonging to the man. It was, at this time, the false allegations of doxing began. At this point, I could only hope that the man, and his friends, were leaving our journalist, and friend, alone. However, things did not work out as planned.

Sarah abruptly left the team, telling nobody within the platform. Upon questioning her, she informed me that she had left due to mental health reasons, never indicating that there was a problem or concern (image below.) During this discussion, she requests the removal of a video, however it has never been specified as to what video she was speaking of.

In our final discussion, Sarah states her reasons for leaving, this reason was proven to be a lie. While she states that she mentioned this within a group, it is unclear as to what group she is speaking.

What I didn’t know, at this time, was while she had given me this reason, she had also gave a public statement, conflicting what was said to me. Within her statement, she calls the platform out for “doxing,” a false allegation as we had only shown what was publically visible. Upon calling her out, within a reply, the tweet was abruptly deleted, though she may had deleted due to a later action. However, we have a copy of this tweet.

In a now deleted tweet, she makes a point to slander the platform, part of why we had to make a public statement of our own.

While she claimed we had “doxed” a man who was harassing her, she later proceeded to do, by her own definition and not the legal one, the samething. This action raised many questions for me, including the tweet she had deleted. While I understand that many people have an issue with the individualwbo she exposed, those issues are best left for a future article. What does matter here is the fact that she slandered our platform, simply because we were trying to help her, and later proceeded to perform the very act to which she slammed us for.

Further investigation showed a plausible motive. It appeared that some of the people, a few had pre-warned our platform, and her had a falling out at some point. Her agenda was to make amends with these people, we have no problem with that. Our issue stems from the fact that she chose to throw not just me, but my platform, under the bus in doing so. This speaks many words for her ethics and morales, worst yet, it had proven all the warnings to be factual while disproving my beliefs of giving fair chances and innocent until proven otherwise.

Chris Hansen sparks controversy

Famous journalist, Chris Hansen, has apparantly enraged many of the people who came to trust him. The famous journalist, known for targeting child predators, had allegedly sold the rights for his Onision investigation. While Hansen has claimed it to be a move to gain more attention, the online community is simply not buying it. In one instance, Hansen even blocked an individual who was critical of the act.

Being critical of Hansen, Youtuber “Deity” makes his feelings known. He would later be blocked for this tweet.
In a tweet, “Deity” shows that he had been blocked by the journalist.

Controversies

Although Hansen has had years of experience as a television journalist, he hasn’t been without financial problems. Rather it be millions worth of debt, an arrest, it seems that things haven’t been fairing well for the journalist. It is for this reason, many within the online community speculated that the Onision investigation was a money ploy.

Although Hansen brought a form of momentum to the Onision situation, he hadn’t actually stated any facts that weren’t already available. At one point, Hansen attempted to interview the infamous Youtuber only to be met with local police. Meanwhile, some within the online community speculated this to be a problicity stunt.

Behind the scenes of the investigation, there was a boiling pot of controversy. While much of it was focused on his former employee, Vincent Nicotra, Chris wasn’t spared. Nicotra was infamously known for filing false DMCA claims, doxxing, hate speech, and so fourth. While all of this had been made public, it would take months for Hansen to act. Upon removing Nicotra, things cooled down a bit, but that wouldn’t last.

During the investigation, Hansen made claims that the FBI were investigating. However, when probed, he appeared to be evasive only stating that, “these things take time.” For a community who already felt betrayed, for many reasons, this wasn’t flying very well. The controversy didn’t end on that note, however.

Hansen selling the Onision story seems to have boiled the pot dry. Questions regarding the victims, who entrusted him with their stories, has become a common concern. It also raises questions into Hansen’s current investigation on “Dahvie Vanity.” In this aspect, people can’t help but wonder rather or not Chris will sell this story also.

While selling a story, even if it brings controversy, is common, blocking those who are critical is questionable at best. As a journalist, we are constantly under a microscope, people awaiting for us to slip just so they can berate us. However, doing a move that creates controversy and then blocking those who question it, leads me to question Hansen’s journalistic integrity.

Milwaukee medical professional mows down protestors

With national protests occuring on a daily basis, it’s not to farfetched that some rather interesting stories would arise. Today, in Milwaukee, we stumbled upon one of these stories. A cardiovascular physician assistant, identified as Emily Novicki, was accused of runing over several “peaceful protestors.” In her tweet, a woman going by “Alexis.” Says:

Today in Milwaukee! This woman hit 2 peaceful protestors, injuring them and came within 2 feet of hitting a child. This was as they peacefully marched. She drove into the crowd. Police were shown multiple videos & she was still let go. TWITTER LETS MAKE SURE SHE LOSES HER JOB. 🥳

However, the events, as explained by the BLM protestor, is not what actually took place. As I began searching through evidence, I found a slightly different story. I attempted to reach out to Emily only to find her Facebook had been deleted, more on that shortly. Based upon the evidence, which included a video, the alleged peaceful protestors had surrounded the young woman’s car. At this point they jad begun chanting, even tapping her car with a sign. It is alleged that this is when Emily ran through them. But was she in the right for doing so?

We have already seen, in recent weeks, what happens when protestors encircle a vehicle. Recently, a Fed-Ex driver was forced to flee in his semi as they attempted to vandalize his equipment; this is just one example, of course. It isn’t to hard to believe that this woman would had been in fear for, not only her safety, but her life.

Following this event, Emily had apparantly deleted her Facebook. From what I was able to obtain, one of the protestors began sharing her workplace information, and her social media account, on Twitter. In doing this, she opened the young medical professional to harassment, threats, and so fourth. It is presumed that this is what lead to her deleting the account.

A peaceful protest is exactly as it claims to be: peaceful. Blocking somebody from leaving the area is not a peaceful demonstration, that is an act of aggression. While I would never condone using a car for a weapon, I can understand how terrorizing a situation like this must be.

While a false narrative spreads around on Twitter, I choose to present my findings, without bias. The situation comes down to this: had the protestors not surrounded her car, hit it with a sign, in what can be viewed as a clear act of intimidation, nobody would had been injured. The false narrative, placing complete blame on the woman, who appears to had been a victim, is absolutely ridiculous.

Protest safetly, protest smartfully.

Twitter account sparks outrage

As with any social media site, Twitter has a vast culture of thoughts, opinions, drama, and even the occasional racism. When things, such as racism, occur, it’s generally a matter of time before the flood gates open, unleashing a berage of hate toward the individual.

In a series of racially targeted speech, Twitter user, “tauralovesallpeople,” made a vast series of hateful tweets. The targets of her content, the black community, witnessed everything from a photo of the user in “black-face,” posts discussing how George Floyd deserved to die, and much more. While the black-face image was removed, she ultimately reposted it saying, “Got deleted, so I’m posting again. IT WAS A NOKE N***** RELAX.” Naturally, this created outrage.

Using a secondary account, now removed, this girl makes yet another racially targeted tweet.

So what is black-face? Black-face is the act of making your face look as though it has black skin. This act goes back decades and was commonly used as a method lf mocking, degrading, and insulting the black community.

Upon posting the image, for the second time, it is presumed that Twitter took a final stance on the situation. Upon looking for her two accounts, I quickly discovered that they had been terminated. This was most likely done as a result of violating their “terms of service.” Does it end here? Possibly not.

While Twitter has apparantly deleted her accounts, the young lady behind the posts could see herself in litigations. While something like this is generally civil, it is possible for the state to file criminal charges, all it takes is for somebody to file them. Furthermore, as we have seen with certain public officials, it’s also something that could return to haunt her later in life. In this situation, deleting her account was the best response. However, that doesn’t prevent her from creating another one at a later date.

Racism rises amongst COVID fears

Over the years, I have learned to never be surprised as to how low people will go. For this reason, I am not at all shocked by the fact the Native people are being slammed with an onslaught of racism. While this has been going on for sometime now, it is only now that I choose to address it.

Since the start of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic, it has been no secret that the reservations have been slammed. While much of this can be attributed to the lack of available medical supplies, the bigger problem is in how the Native Americans are generally treated. This brings up the very reason to which I write this article.

In a recent Facebook post, a New Mexico native man makes a rather serious allegation against one of their local Home Depot stores. In his post, “graywolf” accuses a Home Depot assistant manager, Sandra Rodriguez, of posting a racially based statement. The statement, which is shown below, reads as follows:

Go back to your nasty Rez with your diseases.

Sandra Rodriguez
Assistant Manager
Home Depot, Gallup NM

In his post, “Graywolf” is calling for people to call the corporate office. As a matter of fact, we are too. Pandemic or not, there is absolutely no excuse for this sort of behavior, especially when it stems from those working to serve the public in any capacity. During the past few months we have seen the best of society. However, we have also seen the worst aspects of it. If you are against this sort of behavior, and would like to help with “graywolf’s” campaign of reporting this woman, the information is below.

The Home Depot
Contact information
Main:
(505)726-2362

Corporate number 1 (800) 466-3337
The Home Depot/Customer service