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Connecticut School Employee Resigns After Racist Tirade

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Racist Tirade Caught on Camera

Corinne Terrone, a clerk at a public school in Connecticut, has resigned in the wake of a video of her spitting at two black people and repeatedly using the “N-Word” has surfaced on social media.

After her first use of the slur, one man began to rush towards her, at which point Terrone pulled out her cell phone to begin recording the man. She then taunts him, saying, “Put your hands on me, come on!” Others held the man back to avoid a direct confrontation.

The incident, which took place at a Shop Rite store in East Haven, shows Terrone, in the presence of her children, includes her spitting at a man as he is walking away from her. 

“We have become aware of video footage that appears to show an employee in our district engaged in abhorrent conduct,” said Hamden Public Schools via a statement. “Specifically, the video appears to show the employee repeatedly calling an African-American man the N-word in a supermarket in East Haven.”

Terrone resigned from the school shorty after a meeting to investigate the incident was scheduled by the school district. 

“The language the employee used in the video is in conflict with the values of the Hamden Public School System,” continued the District’s statement. “Someone who will use that sort of language in any setting, whether public or private, is not someone we want anywhere near our children. The employee is separated from service, and we hope that her children will receive the support they need after witnessing such a traumatic event.”

The district has also filed a report with the Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families given that the incident took place in the presence of Terrone’s two children. 

Terrone could face several charges for her actions, including charges for assault. Spitting is viewed as a form of assault in Connecticut.

Video of the incident was posted by a Facebook user named Tatiana Winn, and has been viewed nearly 400,000 times. 

View the incident below:

Image via screen capture from video source.

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Supreme Court Blocks House Subpoena for Trump’s Financial Records – for Now

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The U.S. Supreme Court has just issued a temporary stay blocking a House subpoena that would require the release of President Donald Trump’s financial documents. Chief Justice John Roberts issued the order.

The stay is until “further order,” and allows time for both sides to submit arguments, according to Bloomberg News.

Calling it an “indefinite delay,” the Associated Press notes the “hold could last a matter of days or weeks,” if the Court decides to let two lower court rulings in favor of the House stand.

“But the delay could extend for months if the justices decide they need to hear arguments and issue a written opinion,” the AP adds.

Responses from both sides are due Thursday, according to this document posted by Axios:

 

 

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House Investigating if Trump Lied to Mueller

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The U.S. House of Representatives is investigating if President Donald Trump lied to Special Counsel Robert Mueller during his 22-month long Russia probe.

The Washington Post reports the attorney for the House revealed the existence of the investigation to a panel of judges. The House is arguing that it must be allowed to see secret grand-jury materials from Mueller’s investigation. The Dept. of Justice has been blocking that request after a lower court ordered the materials handed over to Congress.

The New York Times adds that the investigation is focused on the written answers Trump submitted to questions from the Special Counsel.

It is a crime to lie to the FBI or the DOJ.

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Three People Dead in Shooting at Oklahoma Walmart

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Three people were shot to death at a Duncan, Oklahoma Walmart, according to KOCO 5 News.

The Duncan Banner reports police have confirmed the shooting suspect is dead. It is currently unclear if they are included in the death toll.

A mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas left 20 people dead and dozens injured. It led the company in September to ask customers to cease open-carry of guns and announce it would stop the sale of many types of ammunition.

Just days later Walgreens and CVS pharmacies, and Kroger and Wegmans supermarkets announced they too were asking customers to no longer enter their stores openly-carrying guns.

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