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White House: ESPN could validate firing Hill for Trump tweets

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017|4:37 p.m.

BRISTOL, Conn.– White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated Wednesday that sports anchor Jemele Hill could justifiably be fired from ESPN for tweets calling President Donald Trump a “white supremacist” and “a bigot.”

“I believe that’s one of the more outrageous remarks that anybody could make, and certainly something that I think is a fire-able offense by ESPN,” Sanders stated.

Sanders stated she was not exactly sure whether the president was aware of Hill’s remarks.

On Monday night, in a series of exchanges with other Twitter users, Hill said, “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has actually mainly surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.”

Hill, an African-American co-host of the 6 p.m. broadcast of “SportsCenter,” likewise included that “Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my life time. His increase is a direct outcome of white supremacy. Period.”

In another tweet, she stated, “Donald Trump is a bigot,” and went on to criticize his fans, adding “The height of white privilege is being able to disregard his white supremacy, since it’s of no hazard to you. Well, it’s a hazard to me.”

ESPN distanced itself from Hill’s tweets on Tuesday.

“The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill concerning the president do not represent the position of ESPN,” the network tweeted from its public relations department’s account. “We have resolved this with Jemele and she acknowledges her actions were improper.”

Disney-owned ESPN did not elaborate on any possible penalty for Hill, and she was on “SportsCenter” as normal on Tuesday and Wednesday.

While many Twitter users called for Hill to be fired, unemployed NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick revealed his support, tweeting “We are with you @jemelehill.”

Kaepernick, who stays anonymous after opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers, got a lot of criticism– and support– after kneeling during the nationwide anthem before games last season to object cops brutality.

When asked why popular African-Americans were criticizing Trump, Sanders stated she might not speak for Hill and said the president has met with highly regarded African-American leaders like U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, the only black Republican in the Senate.

“He’s devoted to working with them to bring the country together,” Sanders stated. “I think that’s where we need to be focused– not on outrageous declarations like that a person.”

The National Association of Black Reporters stated in a declaration that it “supports Hill’s First Change rights on all matters of conversation, within and outside the world of sports, as they do not impinge on her responsibilities as a host and analyst.”

Three weeks earlier, ESPN said it pulled broadcaster Robert Lee, who is Asian-American, from the Virginia football season opener due to the fact that of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The violence emerged at a rally to object the decision to get rid of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Male firing weapon in east valley house triggers barrier

Friday, May 12, 2017|12:38 a.m.

. A gunman firing rounds inside a far east valley house prompted a SWAT action late Thursday, inning accordance with Metro Cops.

Officers were dispatched about 11 p.m. to the 1000 block of Colgate Lane, near Washington Opportunity, just east of Sloan Lane, police stated. When they arrived, the guy fired more shots.

The man is believed to be alone and it wasn’t right away understood if anyone’s been hurt, cops stated, noting they’re treating it as a barrier.

Homes in the location have actually been evacuated, cops said.

Further details were not immediately offered.

Guy, 23, implicated of firing shots into Henderson pub

Wednesday, April 19, 2017|1:52 p.m.

Bryce Brewer

Some 6 shots were fired into the PKWY Pub, 445 Marks St., about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Henderson Authorities said. A variety of people were within, but no one was hurt, authorities said.

Bryce Brewer, 23, of Las Vegas was apprehended without incident at his home about 5 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said. Cops stated they recovered a handgun they believe was utilized in the shooting.

Maker was being held at the Henderson Detention Center on 6 counts of discharging a weapon into an occupied structure and six counts of assault with a lethal weapon, police stated.

“The shooting is believed to have stemmed from Maker being asked to leave after triggering a disturbance due to his intoxication,” authorities stated in a declaration.

Court upholds firing of North Las Vegas law enforcement agent

Thursday, June 25, 2015|12:08 a.m.

Carson City–.

The Nevada Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld North Las Vegas’ decision to fire law enforcement officers Lazario Ruiz for making false statements about his brother’s involvement in a burglary case.

The court overturned the decision of District Judge Valorie Vega who had ruled the treatment was faulty in dismissing Ruiz for untruthfulness and less than professional conduct.

Ruiz existed when his brother Tony confronted Oscar Talamantes, a brother-in-law, over money in August 2009. After the argument, Tony Ruiz ripped 2 gold chains off the neck of Talamantes and fled. Talamantes reported a robbery to authorities.

North Las Vegas authorities maintained that Officer Ruiz was within 2 feet of the incident, never made a cops report or made any effort to stop his brother. He maintained he did not see the encounter.

During the examination, Ruiz gave 4 statements that the city stated were untruthful.

An arbitrator confessed the 4 statements in his review of the case and ruled the termination was proper.

Judge Vega held that the four statements of Ruiz violated the Policeman’s Costs of Rights and ruled in favor of the officer to return to his job.

The court ruled that there was considerable evidence to back the decision of the arbitrator and taht Judge Vega abused her discretion in judgment in favor of Ruiz.