These are events that happened this week that I chose to highlight. These are in no way everything everyone needs to know. I highly encourage everyone to read the news themselves, from reliable sources and to develop their own opinions. My opinions have been italicized. With that being said all opinions stated in this article are my own so if you don’t like them then sip your tea and mind your business.
The theme of Wassapened This Week is violence. As we see multiple acts of terrorism and abuse of power.
On Tuesday, Sept. 21, The United States immigration officials launched an investigation into video and images released by Al Jazeera that showed mounted US Border Patrol agents chasing, threatening and whipping migrants camped along the Texas-Mexico border. There have been as many as 12,0000 migrants camped at the border, mainly Haitians. The horrifying video shows the horses almost trampling children and the agents harassing the migrants, one of the individuals on horseback even said “You use your women? This is why your countries sh*t because you use your women for this.” It’s ironic that immigration officials are launching an investigation while they are actively deporting migrants to Haiti. With up to 8 flights a day according to the Associated Press! Multiple departments have spoken on the situation, including the Department of Homeland Security tweeting that it “does not tolerate the abuse of migrants in our custody.” Somebody get them outta here! So in your right mind you want us to believe y’all had no idea what was going on just like y’all ain’t know about the kids in cages? Oh ok. Ok. Multiple individuals have resigned since the video’s release saying they didn’t want to be associated with the “inhumane” decision to deport thousands of Haitian refugees. While some people like Texas Gov. Greg Abbott have said the administration isn’t doing enough, are we surprised it’s someone from anti-vax and mask Texas.
On Thursday, September 23, Uk Thang opened fire at a Kroger on New Byhalia Road in Collierville, Tennessee. At least one person has died and 14 people were injured. Of those injured 10 were employees and five were customers. The shooter died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Apparently, the shooter was new to the area as he had just moved into town last summer. He worked as a vendor for Kroger and was fired from his job the morning of the shooting.
Brignetta Dickerson, a cashier on site of the shooting said “He kept on shooting, shooting, shooting…He shot one of my coworkers in the head and then shot one of the customers in the stomach, and then my other customer got kind of like cuts because of the asphalt.” To no one’s surprise, this year is predicted to be the worst year for US gun violence in decades. As if last year’s numbers weren’t bad enough. There has been a 9% increase from last year as 14,516 people have died from gun violence in the US from January 1 to September 15, 2021.
On Monday, September 27, Robert Sylvester Kelly, the rubbished and disgraced dunce of a musician known as R Kelly, was found guilty of racketeering, sex trafficking– including acts of bribery and sexual exploitation of a child. He was convicted on 9 counts. One count of racketeering, with 14 underlying acts that included sexual exploitation of a child, kidnapping, bribery and sex trafficking charges. And 8 counts of violations of the Mann Act. He was directly charged for crimes related to 6 women — Aaliyah (the late R&B singer Kelly married when she was 15), Stephanie, Sonja, Jerhonda, Jane and Faith. These convictions come after decades of accusations of sexual, emotional, physical, and verbal abuse from multiple men and women. He is expected to be sentenced in May and hopefully will face decades in prison, preferably with no possibility of parole. Jacquelyn Kasuli, acting US attorney from the Eastern District of New York, described him as “a predator who used his inner circle to ensnare underage girls and young men and women for decades, in a corrupt web of sex abuse, exploitation and humiliation.” Now that they’ve finally gotten this predator off the streets they need to double down and get this “things” music off of all streaming platforms. There’s absolutely no reason for a known and convicted serial sexual predator to have a global platform and still have the possibility to receive royalties. Yuck!
On Tuesday, September 28, Dawn Bancroft, one of the terrorists that stormed the US Capitol on January 6, pleaded guilty to a low-level misdemeanor for unlawfully protesting on restricted grounds. This is the woman who said on video that she was looking for Nancy Pelosi to shoot her in the friggin’ brain and you’re telling me she only got a low-level misdemeanor??? That sounds like a f***in threat to me. The Justice Department lawyers decided not to charge Bancroft with threatening Pelosi because Bancroft said this comment while she was supposedly exiting the Capitol so it would be hard to prove the threat was serious. Sounds like a damn excuse for yet another white woman to get off out of serving their due time. This charge has a maximum sentence of six months and most defendants rarely serve the full time. Bancroft told the judge that she said her comment in a joking manner. So when I joke about slapping you with some baby powder, don’t forget I was only joking! It was for sh*ts and giggles teehee :)!