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"Hey mom, I fed the dog!"

Lebron James challenges reporters on racial bias

Way to hold them accountable and make them think, Lebron!

LOS ANGELES -- After answering questions about the Los Angeles Lakers' 128-109 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, LeBron James turned things around on the reporters in the room with a query of his own. Why, James wanted to know, had he not been asked about a photograph that recently surfaced showing Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, at the age of 14, peering over a crowd of white students who were attempting to block six Black students from entering the doors of North Little Rock High School in 1957?

"I got one question for you guys before you guys leave. I was thinking when I was on my way over here, I was wondering why I haven't gotten a question from you guys about the Jerry Jones photo," James said. "But when the Kyrie [Irving] thing was going on, you guys were quick to ask us questions about that."

On Nov. 5, after the Brooklyn Nets announced a suspension for James' former teammate after Irving shared a link to a documentary containing antisemitic tropes on social media, James was asked why he believed so few players around the league had commented on Irving's post and subsequent comments.

"Me personally, I don't condone any hate to any kind. To any race. To Jewish communities, to Black communities, to Asian communities. You guys know where I stand," James said at the time. "I believe what Kyrie did caused some harm to a lot of people. And he has since, over the last -- I think it was today, or yesterday -- he apologized. But he caused some harm, and I think it's unfortunate."


Here's the image in question, for those who haven't seen it. Jerry Jones is toward the center back, wearing horizontal stripes.

Packers/Eagles game features brief tribute to Nazareth


Michelle Obama shares the true meaning of "home"

So relatable this couple.

Deer looks like a dalmation


Oscar categories should be gender neutral?

Good topic for debate. What side do you come down on?


San Francisco police draft policy seeks permission to kill using robots

I'm not familiar with the reputation of the source of this story (Mission Local), but if this report is accurate, it is very troubling. Hopefully the proposal is rejected. There is a link to the SFPD's proposal following the excerpt below (it's embedded on the media outlet's website).

A policy proposal heading for Board of Supervisors approval next week would explicitly authorize San Francisco police to kill suspects using robots.

The new policy, which defines how the SFPD is allowed to use its military-style weapons, was put together by the police department. Over the past several weeks, it has been scrutinized by supervisors Aaron Peskin, Rafael Mandelman and Connie Chan, who together comprise the Board of Supervisors Rules Committee.

The draft policy faces criticism from advocates for its language on robot force, as well as for excluding hundreds of assault rifles from its inventory of military-style weapons and for not including personnel costs in the price of its weapons.

Peskin, chair of the committee, initially attempted to limit the SFPD’s authority over the department’s robots by inserting the sentence, “Robots shall not be used as a Use of Force against any person.”


Draft proposal here:


"My dog was supposed to run over to me and sit"


Trump releases the venom against Musk!

Donny boy is vicious when he feels slighted. Such a baby.


Heads up! Gabby Giffords documentary airs tomorrow on CNN

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