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.
Skai Jackson is an 18-year-old actress and is best known for her work on the Disney Channel. Recently, Skai has been using her platform to expose racists, some of them being teens. This has garnered so much attention (both positive and negative) that Rowan University in New Jersey said that they would look into their students who post racist behavior online.
Recently, Skai recieved a twelve hour ban from Twitter due to reports claiming that she was harassing and doxxing teens. While Skai does give out screenshots on social media, as well as clips, of what they’ve said on TikTok, she has stated that she will never give out a person’s adddress. On June 5th she tweeted,
“Also, please don’t send me anyone’s address. I won’t be posting that.. these people have said horrible things but posting someone’s full address is going a little too far. Let’s hope they all live and learn from this situation and educate themselves.”
Some people have also given her the incorrect usernames in regards to outing racists. Skai addressed this on June 6th saying, “If you are sending me someone’s username PLEASE be sure you have it 100% correct. It’s not cool to blame someone for something they didn’t do.”
When it comes to outing racists, Skai made this statement on Instagram regarding why she’s begun doing so:
“During this sensitive time, I’ve seen some horrific statements and social media videos made by Caucasian teens/young adults. Let me say this: If I see you post it, I WILL expose you!! If you think you’re big and bad enough to say it, I will most definitely put your own words on blast!! Don’t reach out to my team of bullying and causing you pain! How do you think your words affect my people?! Your privilege won’t get you out of this one. So no!! I will not take it down! Next time, think about what you say! I will never condone racist remarks/ quotes/slander. You’re the real bullies! You’re victimizers, not the victims! Go boo hoo somewhere else!” #BlackLivesMatter
As someone who uses many social media platforms, including TikTok, I have personally noticed a horrible problem with racists on the platform, and so have many others. Yesterday, I made a video to raise awareness about a teen from Georgia, who had a suspicious death, named Kendrick Johnson. Not only have I been shocked at some of the comments denying that this never happened (I always tell them that this is real), but one person actually wrote, “Good. One less black.” I was about to report him, but TikTok had already removed both his comment and his account.
Also, Skai isn’t the only one doing this. Other people have posted videos from TikTok outing teens and their racist comments. But, there are people who have taken it too far. Again, this hasn’t happened only when it comes to Skai. People have been doxxing racist teens before Skai started doing this.
From what I’ve gathered, Skai is reposting what teens and young adults have willfully put online. I haven’t seen her give out anything but usernames. Which again, she addressed the problem of being sent the wrong username. It’s not doxxing if you yourself put the content out there.
So, while Skai hasn’t been the only one doing this, other people have been doing it for awhile. Skai is very well known, so with that, comes both more positive and negative attention. She has many people backing and defending her. There’s also several others who have accused her of being a “cyberbully” stating that she shouldn’t be targeting teens.
The issue I keep coming back to is that people have been doing this before her and no one batted an eye. But now that a celebrity is doing it, suddenly it’s a whole different ballgame. Could that be because even more eyes are on the teens and young adults who make these racist comments and thus get more attention for their hate speech, which unfortunately, leads to potential doxxing?
Should all the negative attention be put on Skai instead of everyone who has been doing this, or should we learn to face the reality that there are a lot more people than we realized who are openly racist and that it’s a lot more common, and tolerated, than we realized?
I also used some of Skai’s own Twitter account for quotes and information Please don;t send her hate.
In recent months, an image of Youtubers’ Daniel Sulzbach (Repzion,) girlfriend, Maya Moore, began to circulate. Since its release, the image has become a focal point to massive controversy. According to both, the Youtuber, and his girlfriend, the image in question was taken illegally. That’s just part of the fiasco circulating the image. They also claim the image to be child pornography. That is the second reason I decided to write this article.
Our previous article had very clearly gotten Maya’s attention. In fact, it enraged her to the point of making direct contact with me on Twitter. During this verbal assault, Maya made a point to send this image to me, all while I remained unresponsive. Unfortunantly, she didn’t just send the image once. Upon sending the image, she sent a message saying, “you are fucking disgusting,” and then proceeded to send the image a second time; shortly after, she made a point of sending another image which appeared to be from the same video.
After this, I made the choice to inform her that our article would not be taken down. However, I still had this potential evidence that Maya herself just sent my platform child porn. Upon conducting research, I had found which police department Maya had filed a report claim, citing these images as child porn; I gave them a call hoping to discuss the fact that she had just sent my platform the images.
Although I explained the reason for my call, I have yet to get a call back. Why wouldn’t they call an individual, who is reporting the distribution of potential CP, back? There are two potential reasons I see for this, though they make Auburn PD look bad.
The first theory dives into the original report filed by Maya and Repzion. In this theory, it’s possible that the police did not take the report seriously. Of course, this raises even more questions regarding the department as a whole. One would think this would be a serious accusation, after all, it is a felony for a reason. Of course, there is theory number two, which still makes the department look bad.
Repzion, in at least one known instance, made a claim that he is on the departments’ “no swatting” list. During my investigation I found that the department did, in fact, have a registry. While this could be a good thing, it also brings the question of rather or not Repzion is being protected. If the department had falsely presumed my call to be a swatting attempt, they would simply shrug it off. This means that no investigation would be started, no call back, and Maya got off free for sending an image that she claimed to be CP.
The image being sent raises many red flags. Because she sent it to my platform, after calling it “child porn,” it leads me to believe that she lied. If this is the case, that means she knowingly filed a false police report simply to cover her actions. It also means that they have willfully slandered and defaced the reputation amd image of a 16yo child. In the worst case scenerio, the images sent to my platform are CP. This still is a terrifying situation.
If the image is truly CP, it means that Maya, who is now an adult, is distributing sexual images of a minor, a felony if convicted. Although the image is of her, in the court system, that will not matter; CP is CP regardless of who sends it. Worst of all, it demonstrates how lazy that department is, when faced with serious allegations. Regardless of this, I have contemplated on a question of my own, being that she sent me these images, unprovoked and unwanted, how am I the disgusting one? A question I will most likely never have an answer for.
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.
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.