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Ethics Complaint Filed Against Judge Who Hugged Amber Guyger and Gave Her Bible


An ethics complaint has been filed against a Dallas, Texas judge who hugged former cop Amber Guyger and gave her a Bible following her guilty verdict on Wednesday.

Guyger, who is white, was found guilty of murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison for fatally shooting 26-year-old accountant Botham Jean, an unarmed Black man who was relaxing in his own apartment when Guyger barged in.

Judge Tammy Kemp fueled outrage when she embraced Guyger in court and handed her a Bible after Guyger was sentenced on Wednesday, Oct. 2.

The judge’s actions prompted many to question why Black defendants aren’t treated the same way.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation filed an ethics complaint against the judge with the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct on Thursday.

The FFRF group said Kemp went too far by embracing the former cop in court and praying with her before Guyger was shipped off to prison.

The FFRF called Judge Kemp’s behavior inappropriate and unconstitutional.

After a victim impact statement by Jean’s brother, Brandt Jean, he told Guyger he loved her and embraced her.

Then Kemp embraced Guyger and spoke with her before leaving the courtroom and returning with her personal Bible.

She turned the pages to John 3:16 and told Guyger, “This is where you start.” She continued, saying, “He has a purpose for you,” referring to God.

In the complaint, the FFRF said Judge Kemp, “Handled a difficult trial with grace” but that she “signaled to everyone watching… that she is partial to Christian reform and Christian notions of forgiveness.”

Legal experts have noted that the hug and the Bible could cause a conflict if Guyger files an appeal, which her attorneys have stated she will.

Other legal experts weighed in, saying Kemp’s actions bordered on judicial misconduct.

“I did not see why the judge did what she did,” said C. Victor Lander, a former municipal judge who spent 27 years behind the bench.

“Once there’s an appearance that the judges are not impartial, we lose our entire criminal justice system,” Lander said.

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Amber Guyger – Guilty or did she stand her ground? Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


Amber Guyger, 31 shot and killed Botham Jean in his apartment in September 2018. Guyger’s story is that she entered Jean’s apartment thinking it was hers, and believed she encountered a burglar who might kill her. Jean’s apartment was one floor above Guyger’s. Prosecutors argue that Guyger saw several numerous signs indicating she was on wrong floor and at the wrong apartment, including a skylight, a neighbor’s decorative planter, Jean’s red doormat and differences in the hallways.

Jurors, who began deliberating on Monday, were instructed to find whether Guyger is guilty of murder, manslaughter or neither. Prosecutors objected to applying the castle doctrine because Guyger was in Jean’s home — not the other way around. Although the judge allowed it and the defense leaned on it, it didn’t work and Guyger was found guilty of murder.

Join the Conversation with host Tracy L. Bell at 6:30 p.m. EST on “Conversations of a Sistah” as we discuss the Amber Guyger case. Is she guilty or did she stand her ground?

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Have Queens now become Kings? The Gender and role switch in today’s society….Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


We’re back for season ‘7’ of “Conversations Of A Sistah” on Blog Talk radio.

Tonight’s conversations comes after American Idol singer Fantasia Barrino explain “why some women can’t keep a man” after discussing gender roles  in an interview on the Breakfast Club, Monday September 16..

We need more men to stand up and lead the way,” she said. “Most women are trying to be the leader, that’s why you can’t find a man. You can’t be the king in the house. Fall back and be the queen and let your man lead the way.”

The mom-of-2, who is happily married to Kendall Taylor, continued:

“I feel like it’s a generational thing, and we can talk and we can go real deep on that, I don’t need to start that. But it’s a generational curse in how society has placed our men, and women have to stand up and be the mother and the father and the provider. So now, you’re so bad you can’t be told nothing that when the right man comes, you lose him because you’re trying to be the man.”

Join us in the studio at 6:30 p.m. for tonight’s conversationHave Queens now become Kings? The Gender and role switch in today’s society“. Our special guest, Dr. Marquita Johnson, relationship analyst and nationally certified relationship and dating counselor.

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Disneyland Brawl is a straight DISGRACE!!!


A brawl erupted in Disneyland in California between two couples and not only caused a scene but children can be heard crying and screaming as the couples disgraced themselves in the middle of the theme park.

Disturbing video recorded at Disneyland on Saturday shows a violent brawl between a man, at least two morbidly obese women, and others.

The video, dated July 6, shows a man boxing with a woman while park guests grab their children and flee the scene of the melee. One of the men can be heard heard saying: “I’m ready to go to jail tonight”

Another man tried to intervene to stop the altercation. But the warring couple continued to fight.

The combatants included a disabled woman who fell out of her motorized chair and lay on the ground as the chaos continued around her.

Disneyland officials released a statement after the video went viral on Monday.

We do not condone this behavior,” the statement reads.

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New York man becomes 11th American to die in the Dominican Republic


A New York business owner is the 11th American to die in the Dominican Republic. The U.S. Department of State confirmed the latest death on Friday.

Vittorio Caruso, 56, fell ill at the Boca Chica Resort in Santo Domingo. He was in critical condition before he died on June 17.

Leyla Cox, a 53-year-old MRI technician from New York, was found dead in her hotel room on June 10, and Joseph Allen, 55, from New Jersey, died in his hotel room on June 13.

Caruso’s sister-in-law, Lisa Maria Caruso, told Fox News that Vittorio was in good health before he left Long Island to vacation in the DR.

The FBI and other international agencies are investigating whether the victims were poisoned by a person or persons who tampered with the liquor in the minibars in their hotel rooms.

As a precaution, one hotel on the island has removed all of the small refrigerator appliances from its rooms.

Officials believe the victims died after consuming alcohol mixed with methanol, a tasteless, odorless methyl alcohol that is found in antifreeze and windshield washer fluid.

Methanol is potentially deadly to humans. As little as 1 tablespoon of methanol can kill a man. Ingestion of small amounts of methanol can lead to blindness, brain damage, kidney failure and death from cardiac arrest.

Other victims who fell ill after consuming drinks from the minibars in their rooms described symptoms similar to methanol poisoning – disorientation, confusion, headache, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and a specific odor on the breath.

One woman who fell ill while vacationing in the Dominican Republic said a doctor told her she had been poisoned.

Dominican Republic officials called the reports of poisoning “fake news” by competitors to hurt tourism.

“It’s all a hysteria against the Dominican Republic, to hurt our tourism,” Ministry of Public Health spokesman Carlos Suero told Fox News. “This is a very competitive industry and we get millions of tourists, we are a popular destination. People are taking aim at us.”