FAT WHITE COP ARRESTS MUSICIAN FOR LEGALLY SINGING IN SUBWAY & ITS CAUGHT ON TAPE1

THIS IS A FAT WHITE COP

FROM OUTSIDE OF NYC

DOESN’T KNOW THE LAW

WANTS TO KNOCK SOME HEADS

HE WANTS TO BE KING

HE WANTS TO BE DEAD

LET’S OBLIGE HIM

FUCK THE COPS

THIS HAPPENED IN BROOKLYN

IT’S LEGAL TO SING AND PLAY IN THE UNDERGROUND

BUT THIS COP IS A FATHEAD

FIRE HIM

AND WHILE YOU ARE FIRING HIM

HAVE HIM SIT IN THE SUBWAY NAKED IN THE MIDDLE OF WINTER

SO WE CAN PISS ON HIM CONTINUALLY

HE CAN BE THE NEW HUMAN TROTH

THE POLICE THAT DIED IN 9/11 – NO SYMPATHY FOR THEM – THEY ARE THE DEVIL

THE FIREMEN WHO DIED IN 9/11 ARE THE REAL HEROS

TELL THAT TO ANYONE THAT ASKS YOU.

FUCK THE COPS

THIS IS THE FAULT OF NOT SEE BILL BRATTON POLICE COMMISSION

YOU CANNOT LIVE IN NYC IF YOU DON’T HAVE MONEY

ANYONE WHO LIVES IN THE OUTER BOROUGHS ARE SEEN AS THE ENEMY TODAY OF INDIE MANHATTAN ISLAND

WE NEED TO TALK OUT BRATTON & DeBLASIO – I TOLD YOU NOT TO VOTE FOR DeBLASIO – HE’S A NIGGER LOVING HYPOCRITE.

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It’s Legal To Sing In The Subway, But This Subway Singer Got Arrested Anyway

Posted: 10/20/2014 7:03 pm EDT Updated: 2 hours ago

The New York City transit authority has a rule that expressly allows people to play music beneath the streets.

So why did a cop arrest a busker over the weekend after he refused to stop singing and playing his acoustic guitar on a subway platform?

At the busker’s urging, the officer first read out loud the relevant section of the MTA rulebook, noting that “artistic performances, including the acceptance of donations,” are permitted.

Then he arrested the singer, slamming his guitar into the wall. In a video of the incident captured by a bystander, the musician sings Neil Young’s anti-authoritarian anthem “Ohio” as the officer and several backups handcuff him and drag him away. The crowd on the platform erupts into a chant of “Fuck the police.”

A police spokesperson told HuffPost in an email that the video is “under review,” but didn’t answer questions about the reasons for the arrest. The singer, Andrew Kalleen, 30, told HuffPost the arresting officer charged him with loitering, but only after poring over a law book in the back of the police van.

While state law prohibits people from loitering in the subway “for the purpose of soliciting or engaging in business,” that law seems to contradict the MTA rule, which allows performing for money.

Matthew Christian, a street violinist who co-founded BUSK-NY, a group that advocates for street performers, said the police often charge performers with vague offenses like loitering when they can’t find a more convincing justification for arrest.

“This happens so often,” Christian said. “When police officers don’t precisely know the law, they arrest someone over their own refusal to back down, and once the person is brought to the police station and booked, they can’t find anything else to charge them with, so they go mining.”

The arrest may be the latest example of a broader police crackdown on small-time hustles like panhandling and dancing in subway cars. In March, the police commissioner, Bill Bratton, proudly announced that arrests of subway peddlers and panhandlers had tripled under his watch.

“If you take care of the little things, then you can prevent a lot of the big things,”Bratton said at the time, expressing the conviction at the core of the “broken windows” strategy that he famously embraced during his first stint as New York’s top cop in the ’90s.

Critics of the broken windows theory point out that no one has conclusively proves it works, and they argue that a hard-nosed approach to minor offenses only leads to violent encounters, racially biased policing, and wrongful arrests. In July, the strategy came under heightened scrutiny after Eric Garner, a Staten Island grandfather, died at the hands of police. An officer had grabbed him in a banned chokehold while attempting to arrest him for the sale of loose cigarettes.

Kalleen said police have stopped him at least five times for performing in the subway station, and he has filed a complaint against them with the Civilian Complaint Review Board, an agency that investigates allegations of police abuse. He plans to sue the department over the latest arrest.

He spent Friday night in a police holding cell, but he doesn’t sound bitter about it. At the precinct, he said, he thanked his arresting officer and another cop for risking their lives to protect people, and told them about something that happened to his family a decade ago in Northern California: A masked intruder entered their home with a shotgun and struggled with his father before the police arrived and took the man away.

After he shared that story, he said, the cops warmed up to him.

“From that point on, we were able to have a real conversation. Both cops agreed that the system is very broken. Their bosses tell them it’s their job to go out and write tickets. It’s a revenue system. We all agreed that we want it to change, but they’re doing what they’re told.”

Kalleen said he later asked his arresting officer if he liked music. “It turns out that he plays guitar too, or he used to. We talked about music that we like, and there were some bands that crossed over: Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin. He’d recently gone to see Robert Plant.”

The officer did not tell Kalleen whether he likes Neil Young.

FASHION ICON, De La Renta has passed & a comic named Hannibal is calling Bill Cosby a rapist?

RIP OSCAR DE LA RENTA

LET’S HOPE KANYE WEST DOES NOT TAKE YOUR PASSING AS A SIGN THAT HE IS THE NEXT GREATEST

FASHION DESIGNER OF ALL TIME.

OSCAR’S CREATIONS:

KANYE WEST

& HIS BOY FRIEND – DESIGNER WHO DUMPED HIM

KAYNE WEST’S MOST FAMOUS CREATIONS:

BILL COSBY IS A RAPIST SAYS “HANNIBAL BURRESS”?

What does a young black comic who is up and coming and wants to make his mark do in the social media world today?

They diss the people who came before them and paved the way for their shitty comedy.

Such is the story of Hannibal Burress who’s only claim to fame is that he hasn’t killed anyone with what he calls comedy – yet.

7.29.12HannibalBuressByEzmosis.jpgHannibal Buress

Hannbal Buress (born February 4, 1983 in Chicago, Illinois)[2] is an American stand-up comedian,[3] actor and television writer currently living in New York City.[4]

Career[edit]

Hannibal Buress has been featured in The Awkward Comedy Show special on Comedy Central, and alongside comics Baron Vaughn, Eric André, Marina Franklin, and Victor Varnado, and on the FX sitcom Louie. He currently co-stars with Eric André on The Eric André Show on Adult Swim.[5] In July 2010, Buress made Variety magazine’s “Ten Comics to Watch in 2010″ list.[6]

His first stand-up comedy album “My Name is Hannibal” was released on July 27, 2010. He released his second album, “Animal Furnace,” in 2012, which also aired as a special on Comedy Central. The album and special received positive reviews.[7]

Buress was a writer on Saturday Night Live from 2009-2010.[8] He left having had only one of his sketches aired.[9] In September 2010, he began writing for the fifth season of the NBC comedy series 30 Rock.[10] He quit after six months.[9]

His stand-up comedy has been featured on Comedy Central programs such as Live at Gotham and John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show. He has also performed on several late night talkshows such as The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Lopez Tonight, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and Conan. Additionally, he performed a set at the 2012 Secret Policeman’s Ball at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.[11] An hourlong Comedy Central show, Hannibal Buress Live from Chicago, aired on March 29, 2014. [9]

He hosts a weekly stand-up comedy show at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday evenings.[12]

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What Hannibal said and I don’t think what he said is funny. Allegedly Crosby is going to be involved in a law suit about rapes that he participated in when he was younger. if he did this – he’s a scum bag but for this up and newcoming guy to tell “black people” to stop idolizing Croby without proof he is a rapist is dangerous.

Hannibal black people do need to pull up their pants or they will be arrested – hell – those cops may even forgo the arrest and shoot that guy to death just for shits and gigles.

Watch what you say Hannibal – you may be next on the copper hit parade. ‘

Comedian Hannibal Buress Called Bill Cosby A Rapist During A Set

“You raped women, Bill Cosby.”posted on Oct. 20, 2014, at 2:58 p.m.

Hannibal Buress

Comedy Central

Bill Cosby

Lucas Jackson / Reuters

Comedian Hannibal Buress took aim at Bill Cosby’s alleged rapes during a show in Philadelphia last Thursday. Buress joked in his set that Cosby positions himself as a “role model” for black Americans, although 13 women have alleged that he raped them. Here’s what he said below:

Thirteen? And it’s even worse because Bill Cosby has the fucking smuggest old black man public persona that I hate. Pull your pants up, black people. I was on TV in the ’80s. I can talk down to you because I had a successful sitcom. Yeah, but you raped women, Bill Cosby. So, brings you down a couple notches. I don’t curse on stage. Well, yeah, you’re a rapist, so, I’ll take you sayin’ lots of motherfuckers on Bill Cosby: Himself if you weren’t a rapist. …I want to just at least make it weird for you to watch Cosby Show reruns. …I’ve done this bit on stage, and people don’t believe. People think I’m making it up. …That shit is upsetting. If you didn’t know about it, trust me. You leave here and google ‘Bill Cosby rape.’ It’s not funny. That shit has more results than Hannibal Buress.

Cosby’s publicist did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News’ request for comment, while Buress’ representative declined to comment.

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SO SINCE I’VE BEEN ILL I’VE BEEN WORKING & WATCHING “THE WALKING DEAD”

THIS IS A MESSAGE THAT GOES OUT TO DENISE CROSBY – AKA – TASHA YAR – OF STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION

WHAT THE FUCK WAS WRONG WITH YOU THAT YOU LEFT THAT SHOW FOR MOVIE “PET CEMETERY?” REALLY?

EVERY SHOW YOU ARE IN NOW YOU DIE – THAT RED SHIRT IS EMBEDDED IN YOUR SKIN!

OOPS

AGGGGH!

I LIKE IT

MAYBE NOW BECAUSE I’M MORE ANGRY THAN I WAS 5 YRS AGO

BUT I LIKE IT

I HOPE MICHONNE GETS HER SWORD BACK OR AT LEAST PICKS UP ANOTHER ONE

SHE’S BADASS ON THAT KATANA

BUT THE BOB BQ JOKES ARE GROSS UNTIL SOMEONE WROTE THIS:

but then again on HANNIBAL he shared the other SERIAL KILLER’S leg with him as his last meal – DR ABEL GIDEON – awe! such savory memories….well at least HANNIBALS had an air of civilization – when TWD did not.

Tony Elliott · Top Commenter · Georgia State University

I wonder if Bob was bitten by the submerged zombie in the food bank basement. He wanted a “one more kiss”, and was more emotional than someone who needed a drink. If he was bitten, I hope the next thing we get to witness is what happens to the Termites after they consume infected flesh.
I, TOO THOUGHT THAT BOB GOT BIT IN THE BASEMENT AND AFTER ALL DIDN’T BOB ALWAYS HAVE THAT
STAR TREK
DEATH RED SHIRT ON FOR THIS WHOLE SHOW?
BUT THE TWITTER VERSE IS DENSE AND FULL OF CRAZY PEOPLE – HERE IS THE ARTICLE -
I LAUGHED
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AND THEN I HOBBLED BACK TO BED (

WARNING! Major “Walking Dead” spoilers!

Sunday night’s “Walking Dead” taught us that it’s all fun and games until someone loses a leg.

The episode started off with Rick and his posse having a good ol’ time walking around the woods, but it wasn’t long before that all went south. Pretty soon, the group had to save a mysterious preacher from walkers. They then decided to stay in the man’s church. The place seemed eerily normal, except for the message, “You’ll burn for this,” carved into the side of it, which is probably pretty standard for buildings on “The Walking Dead.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znfUyNsWcvU

#gamergate and the men who threaten women with rape – cowards!

THERE IS ZERO DIFFERENCE B/T THESE CRAZY MEN AND THEIR CRAZY MUSLIM COUNTERPARTS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD. TWO EXTREMES ONLY CREATE A KABOOM!

Threats against Anita Sarkeesian have shined a spotlight on a harassment campaign against female game developers and critics. CreditJim Wilson/The New York Times

Anita Sarkeesian, a feminist cultural critic, has for months received death and rape threats from opponents of her recent work challenging the stereotypes of women in video games. Bomb threats for her public talks are now routine. One detractor created a game in which players can click their mouse to punch an image of her face.

Not until Tuesday, though, did Ms. Sarkeesian feel compelled to cancel a speech, planned at Utah State University. The day before, members of the university administration received an email warning that a shooting massacre would be carried out at the event. And under Utah law, she was told, the campus police could not prevent people with weapons from entering her talk.

“This will be the deadliest school shooting in American history, and I’m giving you a chance to stop it,” said the email, which bore the moniker Marc Lépine, the name of a man who killed 14 women in a mass shooting in Montreal in 1989 before taking his own life.

The threats against Ms. Sarkeesian are the most noxious example of a weekslong campaign to discredit or intimidate outspoken critics of the male-dominated gaming industry and its culture. The instigators of the campaign are allied with a broader movement that has rallied around the Twitter hashtag #GamerGate, a term adopted by those who see ethical problems among game journalists and political correctness in their coverage. The more extreme threats, though, seem to be the work of a much smaller faction and aimed at women. Major game companies have so far mostly tried to steer clear of the vitriol, leading to calls for them to intervene.

Have You Experienced Sexism in the Gaming Industry?

The New York Times would like to hear how sexism and gender issues have affected your experience with gaming.

While the online attacks on women have intensified in the last few months, the dynamics behind the harassment go back much further. They arise from larger changes in the video game business that have redefined the audience for its products, expanding it well beyond the traditional young, male demographic. They also reflect the central role games play in the identity of many fans.

“That sense of being marginalized by the rest of society, and that sense of triumph when you’re recognized,” said Raph Koster, a veteran game developer. “Gamers have had that for quite a while.”

Mr. Koster has experienced the fury that has long lurked in parts of the game community. In the late 1990s, when he was the lead designer for Ultima Online, a pioneering multiplayer web-based game, he received anonymous hate messages for making seemingly small changes in the game.

After an electrical fire at his house, someone posted a note on Mr. Koster’s personal website saying he wished the game designer had died in the blaze.

The malice directed recently at women, though, is more intense, invigorated by the anonymity of social media and bulletin boards where groups go to cheer each other on and hatch plans for action. The atmosphere has become so toxic, say female game critics and developers, that they are calling on big companies in the $70-billion-a-year video game business to break their silence.

“Game studios, developers and major publishers need to vocally speak up against the harassment of women and say this behavior is unacceptable,” Ms. Sarkeesian said in an interview.

Representatives for several major game publishers — Electronic Arts, Activision Blizzard and Take-Two Interactive Software — declined to comment.

“Threats of violence and harassment are wrong,” the Entertainment Software Association, the main lobbying group for big game companies, said in a statement. “They have to stop. There is no place in the video game community — or our society — for personal attacks and threats.”

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A YouTube video series created by Ms. Sarkeesian that examines gender issues has led to death and rape threats against her.

On Wednesday, as word of the latest threat against Ms. Sarkeesian circulated online, the hashtag #StopGamerGate2014 became a trending topic on Twitter. The term #GamerGate was popularized on the social media service over the past two months after an actor, Adam Baldwin, used it to describe what he and others viewed as corruption among journalists who cover the game industry. People using the term have been criticizing popular game sites for running articles and opinion columns sympathetic to feminist critics of the industry, denouncing them as “social justice warriors.”

In a phone interview, Mr. Baldwin, who said he was not an avid gamer himself but has done voice work for the popular Halo games and others, said he did not condone the harassment of Mr. Sarkeesian and others.

“GamerGate distances itself by saying, ‘This is not what we’re about,’ ” said Mr. Baldwin. “We’re about ethics in journalism.”

While harassment of Ms. Sarkeesian and other women in the video game business has been an issue for years, it intensified in August when the former boyfriend of an independent game developer, Zoe Quinn, wrote a rambling online essay, accusing her of having a relationship with a video game journalist.

That essay, in turn, fueled threats of violence against Ms. Quinn, who had designed an unconventional game about depression, and gave fodder to those suspicious of media bias in the industry. The game review site Kotaku, which employed the journalist named in the accusation, said he had not written about her game. Ms. Quinn said that she had left her home and not returned because of harassment.

And last week an independent game developer in Boston, Brianna Wu, said she was driven from her home by threats of violence after she poked fun at supporters of #GamerGate on Twitter. “From the top down in the video game industry,” she said, “you have all these signals that say, ‘This is a space for men.’ ”

Gaming — or at least who plays video games — is quickly changing, though. According to the Electronic Software Association, 48 percent of game players in the United States are women, a figure that has grown as new opportunities to play games through mobile devices, social networks and other avenues have proliferated. Game developers, however, continue to be mostly male: In a survey conducted earlier this year by the International Game Developers Association, a nonprofit association for game developers, only 21 percent of respondents said they were female.

Still, game companies have made some progress in their depiction of women in games, said Kate Edwards, the executive director of the association, who works with companies to discourage them from employing racial and sexual stereotypes in their games. A game character she praises is the new version of Lara Croft, the heroine of the Tomb Raider series who once epitomized the exaggerated, busty stereotype of a female game protagonist. The new Lara Croft is more emotionally complex and modestly proportioned.

Ms. Edwards said changes in games and the audience around them have been difficult for some gamers to accept.

“The entire world around them has changed,” she said. “Whether they realize it or not, they’re no longer special in that way. Everyone is playing games.”

GERTRUDE WHAT IN HELL IS “#GAMERGATE?” HAHA

HERE IT IS

OR AS I LOVE TO REFER TO THIS AS

“A PENIS WITH A MIND OF IT’S OWN BUT STILL HAS NO THUMBS”

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Gamergate controversy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“GamerGate” redirects here. For the type of ant, see Gamergate. For the online video game store, see GamersGate.

Gamergate (sometimes referred to as GamerGate or as a hashtag #gamergate) is a controversy in video game culture which began in August 2014. It concerns ingrained[1] issues of sexism and misogyny in the gaming community, as well as journalistic ethics in the online gaming press, particularly conflicts of interest between video game journalists and developers.[2][3][4][5][6]

The controversy came to wider attention due to a sustained campaign of harassment that indie game developer Zoe Quinn was subjected to after an ex-boyfriend posted numerous allegations on his blog in August 2014, including that she had a “romantic relationship”[7] with a Kotaku journalist, which prompted concerns that the relationship led to positive media coverage for her game. Although these concerns proved unfounded,[8][a] allegations about journalistic ethics continued to clash with allegations of harassment and misogyny.[10]Other topics of debate have included perceived changes or threats to the “gamer” identity as a result of the ongoing maturation and diversification of the gaming industry.[2][3][4][5]

The rising popularity of the medium, and greater emphasis on games as a potential art form, has led to a commensurate focus on social criticism within gaming media and indie works.[9][12][13] This shift has prompted opposition from traditional “hardcore” gamers who view games purely as a form of entertainment.[6][9][12][14] This opposition, however, has often been expressed in the form of personal harassment of female figures in the industry rather than constructive cultural conversations.[10][12] The harassment campaign against Quinn was of such ferocity as to attract significant mainstream media attention which focused on the sexist, misogynistic and trolling elements within the gamer community. Allegations of impropriety in gaming media have prompted policy changes at several outlets, and commentators generally agree that systemic problems in the gaming media need to be discussed; however, the harassment and misogyny associated with Gamergate is seen as having poisoned the well.[10][12][15] Furthermore, the choice to focus the campaign on a heretofore relatively obscure independent developer rather than AAA publishers has led to questions about its motivations.[14][15]

Background

As video game production developed into a burgeoning industry, games became an increasingly consumer-oriented product focused on appealing to gamers with satisfying solitary experiences. People who had grown up playing these games developed a “gamer” identity that was associated with these early experiences. As early gamers were predominantly male this is also seen as having contributed to gendered interpretations of the identity. The emergence of the industry also gave rise to numerous publications specializing in the coverage of video games and catering for the interests of gaming enthusiasts; some, such as Nintendo Power, were even owned by manufacturers themselves. Such outlets were seen by industry leaders as a means of promotion for their products rather than sources for honest critical discussion and there was recurring criticism of the close relationship between gaming journalists and the major gaming companies.[12][16][17][18]

The growing popularity of games among casual consumers, due to more accessible technologies such as the Nintendo Wii and smartphones, expanded the audience for the industry to include many who did not fit the mold of the traditional hardcore gamer. As games also came to be seen more as an art form rather than a product, games centering on social issues grew in popularity, and some of these were seen by elements of the hardcore gaming community as not fitting their definition of games. The growth of the audience for video games and an increasing perception of their potential as an art form prompted gaming outlets to move towards cultural criticism of the games; more effort was devoted to promoting games that were seen as artistic or incisive and less on those that offered a traditional gaming experience. Independent video game development, that allows developers to release titles without publisher interference, has made these games more common. Some gamers expressed concerns that these games push political agendas and are critically praised on how they present social issues as opposed to the nature of the game mechanics.[6][9][12][14] Other commentators have suggested that increasing cultural criticism is a natural result of the mainstreaming of video games in modern culture, that games have always had political points of view, and that there is room for both product-oriented and culture-oriented games in the industry.[9][12][13]

The growth of the gaming audience also brought in a large number of women whose primary gaming interests did not conform to those of the male-oriented gamer identity, and who began to question some of the assumptions and tropes that were historically made by game developers. In light of the growing female audience for games, and growing female representation in the gaming industry, outlets became increasingly interested in detailing issues of gender representation in video games. One prominent critic of the representation of women in gaming is Anita Sarkeesian, whose Tropes vs. Women in Video Games project is devoted to criticism of female stereotypes in games. Her initial Kickstarter to raise funds for the series and her subsequent videos have all been met with hostile commentary and harassment from hardcore gamers. Further incidents, such as those concerning Jennifer Hepler raised concerns about sexual harassment in video gaming.[9][12][19] Prior to August 2014, concerns about escalating harassment prompted the International Game Developers Association to provide support groups for harassed developers, and to begin discussions with the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation to help investigate online harassment of game developers.[19]

One such incident of harassment occurred when independent video game developer Zoe Quinn developed and released her interactive fiction title Depression Quest in early 2013, as a means to represent her own bout with depression.[20][2] Some video gamer reviewers considered the game an important expression of significant personal themes not previously addressed in mainstream gaming — “‘game’ as communication, comfort and tool of understanding”, in the words of Rock, Paper, Shotgun‘s Adam Smith.[21][2] However, some members of the gaming community expressed dislike towards Quinn and the title. They expressed concern that using a video game to present a “dark” theme was inappropriate, whilst others felt that the critical attention it received was disproportionate to the quality of the game, and that the game presented the solution to depression in a manner that was too simplistic.[20] In an interview with The New Yorker, Quinn stated that she began to receive hate mail over the game upon its release, and the harassment surrounding Depression Quest, which by the time of its release had been going on for eighteen months, had created “an ambient hum of menace in her life, albeit one that she has mostly been able to ignore.”[20]

Allegations against Quinn and subsequent harassment

Indie game developer Zoe Quinn was the target of a “virulent” harassment campaign after her ex-boyfriend made allegations against her that included her cheating on him with a journalist for Kotaku.[10]

Shortly after the full release of Depression Quest on Steam in August 2014, Quinn’s former boyfriend Eron Gjoni wrote a blog post containing a series of allegations, among which was that Quinn had cheated on him with Kotaku journalist Nathan Grayson.[10] This post, which The New York Times described as a “strange, rambling attack,”[7] led to allegations from Quinn’s detractors in the gaming community that the relationship had resulted in favorable media coverage.[10][16][22][8] Kotaku’s editor-in-chief Stephen Totilo affirmed the two had been involved in a relationship, but stated that Grayson had not written anything about Quinn after the relationship had commenced and that he had never reviewed her games.[20][8]While Grayson had written an article about the failed GAME_JAM web reality show that Quinn participated in[23] and Kotaku had also mentioned her game,[24] both occurred before the relationship began.[20][8] Although the accusations of favorable coverage were refuted, the incident led to broader allegations on social media that game developers and the gaming press are too often closely connected and that cultural criticism of video games has led to an increasing focus on social representation and cultural meaning in games by some video games writers.[10] A number of commentators within and outside the games industry denounced the attack on Quinn as misogynistic and unfounded.[25][26][2]

As a result of these allegations, Quinn and her family were subsequently subjected to what The Washington Post called a “virulent” harassment campaign[10][2][25] including doxxing, threats of rape, hacking attempts, and at least one death threat. She began staying with friends out of fear that she would be tracked to her home.[10][20] According to Quinn, “the Internet spent the last month spreading my personal information around, sending me threats, hacking anyone suspected of being friends with me, calling my dad and telling him I’m a whore, sending nude photos of me to colleagues, and basically giving me the ‘burn the witch’ treatment”.[26] The New Yorker reported an example of the threats: “Next time she shows up at a conference we … give her a crippling injury that’s never going to fully heal … a good solid injury to the knees. I’d say a brain damage, but we don’t want to make it so she ends up too retarded to fear us.”[20] Those who came to her defense were also targeted and labeled by their opponents with the “insulting”[27] phrase “social justice warriors” or “SJW” for short,[28] “a derogatory term for people in the video-game industry who use the medium to talk about political issues” as explained by the Washington Post.[10] Among those so described was fellow video game developer Phil Fish, who had been a focus of controversy on social media in 2013.[28] Fish was doxxed after speaking in support of Quinn, with many of his personal details[29] and documents relating to his company Polytron exposed in a hack that led him to sell Polytron and leave the gaming industry.[30] Quinn told The New Yorker that she feels sympathy for her attackers; “People don’t viciously attack anyone without having some deep-seeded loathing in themselves,” she said.[20]

Feminist cultural critic Anita Sarkeesian had already been the target of harassment from some in the gamer community due to her Tropes vs. Women in Video Games project, but her newest video in the series soon ensnared her in Gamergate.

The harassment expanded to include renewed threats against Sarkeesian after a new episode in her series (“Women as Background, Pt. 2″) was released shortly after Gjoni’s blog entry. She reported that she had received death threats that compelled her to temporarily leave her home.[31][32][33][34] Shortly thereafter at the XOXO Festival in Portland, Oregon, she said, in regard to the accusations that high-profile women were making up the threats against them, that “One of the most radical things you can do is to actually believe women when they talk about their experiences,” and that “The perpetrators do not see themselves as perpetrators at all… They see themselves as noble warriors.”[35]

The online harassment of Quinn and the death threats against Sarkeesian prompted an open letter to the gaming community by independent game developer Andreas Zecher, who called upon the community to take a public stand against the attacks. The letter attracted the signatures of more than two thousand professionals within the gaming industry.[6][33] The large and varied response to the letter was considered by many in the industry to be a sign that the people involved in the harassment attacks were not representative and comprised a “vocal minority” of the overall industry population.[27]

Non-gaming media attention has focused on the highly personal nature of the allegations about Quinn and the subsequent campaign of harassment, linking the issue with historical perceptions of the gaming community as sexist and reactionary.[4][10][12][20][33] According to Sarah Kaplan of The Washington Post, “sexism in gaming is a long-documented, much-debated but seemingly intractable problem,” and became the crux of the #GamerGate controversy.[10] In an article for The Guardian, Jenn Frank described the tactics used in the harassment campaign, and of the climate of fear it generated through its attacks on women and their allies. Frank concluded that this alienating abusive environment would harm not only women, but the industry as a whole. Frank was also targeted for harassment and announced she was leaving games journalism. Some of the harassment alleged that Frank had concealed her Patreon support of Quinn; however, Frank had included a disclosure in her op-ed that had been removed by editors at The Guardian.[12][22][36] Writing in The Week, Ryan Cooper called the harassment campaign “an online form of terrorism” intended to reverse a trend in gaming culture toward increasing acceptance of women, and stated that social media platforms need to tighten their policies and protections against threats and abuse.[37] Speaking on Iowa Public Radio, academic Cindy Tekobbe said the harassment campaign was intended to “drive women out of public spaces” and intimidate them into silence.[38] The feminist journalist and author Laurie Penny characterized the reasons for the ferocity of the reaction against the shift in gaming culture thus: “The problem is that women are creating culture, changing culture, redefining culture, and those cunts, those poisonous cunts, those disgusting, uppity cunts must be stopped.”[39]

Backlash and social media campaign

Actor Adam Baldwin is credited as the person who spawned the #gamergate hashtag on Twitter.

There was active discussion of these events on 4chan and Reddit, and figures like Adam Baldwin (who was the first to use the hashtag#GamerGate in context of the controversy on Twitter)[40] highlighted the issue to the population at large.[11][12] On some websites, posts relating to the controversy were blocked or deleted, and at least one YouTube commentator had a video critical of Quinn removed following aDMCA request. Such incidents led some gamers to complain about censorship, which columnist Erik Kain said led to a Streisand effect that brought more attention to Gjoni’s accusations.[11]

#NotYourShield

A portion of those that supported the #GamerGate movement took issue with the widespread description of the movement as misogynistic, asserting that the focus on misogyny served mainly to “deflect criticism” of gaming journalism, according to The Washington Post.[10] A second Twitter hashtag, “#NotYourShield”, began to be used with the intention of showing that women and other minorities in the gaming community were also seeking changes in the ethical guidelines of the video game industry and press, whilst denying that the core issues behind #GamerGate were driven by sexism.[10][4][41] William Usher on Cinemablend argued that the accusations of misogyny use women as a “shield to be silently used in order for gaming media — and those that gaming media represents — to push an agenda”.[42]

According to Ars Technica and The Daily Dot, chat and discussion logs suggest that the #NotYourShield hashtag was manufactured on 4chan and that many of those posting under #NotYourShield were sockpuppet accounts.[43][40] These statements have been denied by some users of 4chan.[44][41] Of the #NotYourShield campaign, Quinn said “The only people targeted were women or people who stood up for women. #notyourshield was solely designed to, ironically, be a shield for this campaign once people started calling it misogynistic.”[44]

The Fine Young Capitalists

A self-described radical feminist group known as The Fine Young Capitalists began receiving financial backing for their charity game jam from supporters of the #gamergate movement, particularly those from 4chan, after it was discovered that the group had a prior dispute with Zoe Quinn concerning their planned competition’s rules.[11][45] The backers raised over US$17,000 for the campaign, a point after which they were allowed to produce an original character to be featured in the winning video game proposal, resulting in the creation of the character “Vivian James” (meant to sound like “video games”).[11][46]

In Forbes, Erik Kain described the character as an “every-girl of sorts, and maybe not what you’d expect from 4chan”.[11][46] Tom Mendelsohn of The Independent wrote that 4chan had created Vivian as an emblem for their campaign to demonstrate their lack of sexism, and described the character as “a sardonic dream woman who games in slouchy hoodies, has long, lascivious tresses of red hair and doesn’t ever want to hurt them”.[47] Allegra Ringo of Vice criticized the character as anti-feminist, alleging that Vivian James was created out of spite, and described it as “masquerading as a feminist icon for the express purpose of spiting feminists”.[46]

On August 24, 2014, The Fine Young Capitalists reported that their Indiegogo account had been compromised by an unknown party (later confirmed by Indiegogo staff), and had been replaced by a message claiming Indiegogo staff had shut down the campaign and specifically called out 4chan’s video games board /v/ as being “abhorrent” for their participation in the harassment against Zoe Quinn.[48]

End of gamer identity

Later, beginning on August 28, 2014, a number of writers published opinion columns which argued for the “end of the gamer identity”, citing the growing diversity of gaming and the mainstreaming of the medium, while those associated with GamerGate were stated to be a reactionary force against these changes.[34][49][50][51] Some of these articles and essays were, as described by the New York Times, “critical of gamer culture and rampant sexism in it”.[7]

One such piece that has received attention was a column by Leigh Alexander for Gamasutra titled “‘Gamers’ don’t have to be your audience. ‘Gamers’ are over” which criticized what she believes is the shallow nature of white- and male-dominated gamer culture[7] and which was described by The Verge as “an acknowledgement of video gaming’s depth and breadth in 2014.”[52][53]

As a result of articles and essays like Gamasutra’s piece, there were concerns that the divide between gaming journalists and the gaming community was deepening, with games writers seen as attacking their own audience.[16][54] David Auerbach of Slate argued that gaming culture is changing, with the ordinary video-game journalist being phased out in favor of video game enthusiasts and amateur Let’s Play commentators who use YouTube and Twitch.[22]

Operation Disrespectful Nod

Some of the gamer community took offense with specific articles written on this topic, with some members of the gamer community calling theses articles “offensive” and “racist”. The gamer community organized an email campaign “Operation Disrespectful Nod” which implored other concerned gamers to contact the advertisers that were promoted on the sites that published these articles, and ask them to pull their advertising.[53][7]

In October 2014 Intel pulled its advertising from Gamasutra, citing feedback from its consumers on controversial pieces published on that site; media such as The Verge and The New York Times believe it was in response to this campaign specifically on the aforementioned Gamasutra article by Alexander.[52][53] Eric Johnson of Re/code and Nick Wingfield ofThe New York Times said that it was a “victory” of protesters against Gamasutra.[55][7] Rich McCormick of The Verge disagreed with Intel’s decision to cave to what he called “co-ordinated strikes” to silence voices calling for diversity in gaming, writing, “By giving in to its demands and pulling its advertising from Gamasutra, Intel has legitimized a movement that has shown itself to be anti-feminist, violently protectionist, and totally unwilling to share what it sees as its divine right to video games.”[52]

Several game developers also expressed opposition, sending open letters to Intel about the legitimacy of their actions, warning the company and the public about the potential “chilling effect” that the Gamergate supporters could evoke on other media sites in reporting on certain facets of the industry by similar actions as they did with Intel.[56] Intel shortly offered an apology, stating that “we recognize that our action inadvertently created a perception that we are somehow taking sides”, and that “while we respect the right of individuals to have their personal beliefs and values, Intel does not support any organization or movement that discriminates against women. We apologize and we are deeply sorry if we offended anyone.”[57][58] Several journalists described the apology as insufficient, as Intel didn’t reinstate the ad campaign. Writing for Engadget, Timothy Seppala said “These words ring a bit hollow though, given that Intel won’t be continuing its ad-buy with Gamasutra, either.”[59][58] Kwame Opam of The Verge wrote that “given how much of the movement is devoted to harassing female gamers,” Intel’s statement rang “a little hollow”, although it could be assumed to be “snowed by the issue’s complexity”, as GamerGate’s scope has “ballooned” into the “murky realm of corruption in the industry”.[58] Forbes’ Erik Kain, while stating Gamasutra shouldn’t be punished for opinions of its writers, described Intel’s decision as “a consumer movement, not an anti-women movement.”[60]

According to Ryan Cooper of The Week, “Intel is trying to have it both ways, appeasing the misogynist mob out of one side of its mouth while asserting high-status anti-sexist and pro-diversity values out of the other. But when it comes to corporations, you can immediately discern their real priorities by what they do with their money. And in this case, as a result of cowardice and political incompetence, Intel has placed itself on the side of the misogynists.”[61]

Role of misogyny and antifeminism

A number of commentators have argued that the #GamerGate movement had the potential to raise important issues in gaming journalism, but that the wave of misogynistic harassment and abuse associated with the hashtag had poisoned the well, making it impossible to separate honest criticism from sexist trolling.[10][12][15]

Attacks on women

Quinn said the campaign had “roped well-meaning people who cared about ethics and transparency into a pre-existing hate mob.”[62] In Paste magazine, Garrett Martin suggested that any concerns about ethics in journalism were merely a cover for attacking women, even if some sincerely believed otherwise.[63] Amanda Marcotte in an article for The Daily Beast described the controversy as arising from the comments of a “vindictive ex-boyfriend”, stated it was “pure misogyny to use online harassment troops” against Quinn, and that the ethics violation discussion is merely a “desperate attempt to justify” their harassment. Marcotte noted that the allegation of Quinn having sex for a favorable review of her game was wrong, and accused the video game world of being, “thick with misogynists who are aching to swarm on any random woman held up for them to hate, no matter what the pretext.” She also made comparisons to the initial outrage against Sarkeesian’s video series, harassment sent to a woman who made a negative review of a Teen Titans cover and to a community manager for the Mighty No. 9 video game because she drew a feminine Mega Man, and virtual “rapes” committed against women’s player avatars in Grand Theft Auto V and DayZ.[64]

Writing in The New Yorker, Simon Parkin said, “In Quinn’s case, the fact that she was the subject of the attacks rather than the friend who wrote about her game reveals the true nature of much of the criticism: a pretense to make further harassment of women in the industry permissible.”[20] T.C. Sottek, a news editor of The Verge, wrote an editorial urging people to stop supporting Gamergate, detailing various issues he perceived in the movement, including using the search for ethics as a justification for the harassment campaign, little credibility in their claims, convincing apolitical gamers that a problem existed, and its embrace of anti-feminist conservative journalists and commentators. He described the movement as a “boggling witch hunt that continues to raise more questions than it answers because it didn’t have any useful questions to ask in the first place”, noting that its origin was attacks on Zoe Quinn concerning her personal life.[65]

The role of journalists

Liana Kerzner, writing for MetalEater.com, criticized some gaming journalists for making “unprofessional, anti-intellectual, and dehumanizing” generalizations about those who supported #GamerGate, and that it had been unfair to paint all of its supporters as motivated by ill will rather than legitimate concern for the state of games journalism. She also urged the gaming community to challenge and reject the “small subgroups of gamers” whose actions had stigmatized the community stating that the problems of bigotry in the community were real.[13] In a subsequent piece on MetalEater.com, Kerzner remarked that the various issues that were plaguing the Gamergate debates were pressured by external forces. She stated that after she had an argument with Milo Yiannopoulos of Breitbart where she was critical of his coverage of the controversy, she was harassed by Gamergate supporters on Twitter and anonymous message boards. Kerzner remarked that Yiannopoulos was one of many external voices to the debate who she felt was using #gamergate as a proxy for their authorities on subjects and asked why gamers were so angry and concerned about the opinions of Leigh Alexander, Anita Sarkeesian, Milo Yiannopoulos, other writers, and even herself. While stating gamers were just “opposed to change for the sake of change”, she added that external forces with other agendas were changing the discussion and keeping moderate voices silent.[66] Ryan Cooper of The Week criticized Yiannopoulos’ involvement in the movement, alleging Yiannopoulos “had little but sneering contempt for gamers” beforehand.[61]

Social criticism

According to Erik Kain, writing at Forbes.com, the #GamerGate movement is driven by a backlash against social criticism of video games “because many readers don’t want to be told what’s good or bad about a game’s social politics, they just want to hear about the game itself”. He also explains that many people are upset “that the video game space has been so heavily politicized with a left-leaning, feminist-driven slant.” However, Kain warned gamers to be “distrustful of … rightwing non-gamers suddenly swooping into the scene with inflammatory anti-feminist headlines”.[11] Writing in Overland, Brendan Keogh described the rise of social criticism in video gaming as part of the maturation of the art form and a natural consequence of video games becoming accepted as a force in mainstream culture. “Essentially, video game critics today are fighting the same discursive battles other ‘low’ art forms fought half a century ago,” he wrote. “There is so much experimentation and energy and hope and disruption – and it is all very exciting.”[67] Kyle Moody, professor of communications media at Fitchburg State University, said the increasing cultural criticism of video games has helped the industry to reach a “higher artistic discussion,” and that those opposed to discussions of class, sexuality, and race instead want their games to remain “toys”.[38] Alyssa Rosenberg of the Washington Post considers GamerGate to be part of a larger culture war that has been occurring for the last decade, spurred by the ease of interaction between creators and consumers, and which begs the question of “whether culture is changing fast enough, and whether change means chucking out old ideas, storytelling tropes and character types”.[68]

Self-policing

In an interview with NPR’s Marketplace, voice actress Jennifer Hale called on the gaming community to improve the self-policing of its “small” and “vicious” fringe, and said there are still race and gender barriers within the industry. “Let’s remove gender from casting everywhere we can and play around with it. Let’s do the same with race. Let’s go on and create the next level. We can’t do that right now.” She also noted that friends had advised her not to do the interview.[69] Writing for Vox, Todd VanDerWerff wrote that the movement’s “actually interesting concerns” were being “warped and drowned out by an army of trolls spewing bile, often at women.”[12] Sarah Kaplan of The Washington Post noted that sexism became “the crux” of the #GamerGate controversy.[10]

Presence of misogyny and inclusiveness

American Enterprise Institute resident scholarChristina Hoff Sommersobjected to the criticism directed at gamers, stating the gamer generation is much less prejudiced than previous generations.

Author and scholar Christina Hoff Sommers disagreed with the criticism leveled at gamers, in a video she released through the American Enterprise Institute. She stated that “[g]amers are dealing with a new army of critics [who] ignore the fact that gaming has become inclusive … All the data we have suggests that millennial males—these are people born and raised in ‘Video Game Nation’—are far less prone to these prejudices than previous generations … If you love games, they don’t really care about your age, your race, your ethnicity, your gender, your sexual preference; they just want to game. My suggestion to their critics: stand down.”[70] William Audureau, however, noted in Le Monde that “the question is not whether video games ‘make’ gamers sexist, but whether they express and maintain a negative portrayal of women, already present and unconsciously accepted.”[71]

Writing in the Pacific Standard, Noah Berlatsky argued that the misogynistic harassment targeting Quinn and Sarkeesian should be viewed not as an issue specific to the gaming community, but as evidence that misogyny is pervasive in American culture. “Gamers need to address misogyny in gaming, but that is not because gamers are particularly broken or awful. It’s because misogyny is a problem everywhere, and everyone needs to confront it in their own communities. Gamers aren’t different than anyone else in that regard. It lets the rest of us off the hook too easily to pretend that they are,” Berlatsky wrote.[72]

Legitimacy of Gamergate’s concerns

Writing in Time, Leigh Alexander, editor-at-large of Gamasutra, described the campaign as “deeply sincere” but based on “bizarre conspiracy theories,” stating that there is nothing unethical or improper about journalists being friends and acquaintances of those they cover. “Surely these campaigners understand that no meaningful reporting on anything takes place without the trust—and often friendship—of people on the inside,” she said.[9] Quinn herself agreed that a discussion on journalism ethics was needed and suggested that all those instead use the “#GameEthics” hashtag to discuss the matter without the baggage of misogyny and harassment that have attached to #GamerGate.[4]

Vox writer Todd VanDerWerff highlighted an essay written by game developer David Hill which explained that he believed #GamerGate made good points, but targeted the wrong people. Hill stated that gaming journalists hated both the nepotism and how the industry, particularly AAA publishers, treated video game journalism simply as marketing. He wrote, “We want to approach these works of art as works of art, and not just as the next success or flop. But that can’t happen on any large scale, because of that corruption, because of the commercialism of it all.” He further added that the #GamerGate movement should not have focused on independent developers like Quinn, particularly attacking her sex life, and Fish to try to enact a change in games journalism, describing them as “frankly powerless in the games industry”, but rather that it should have targeted advertising by AAA companies.[14]

Video games journalist Ryan Smith characterised journalism as “a weird insider culture”. Combined with the generally pugnacious attitude of online arguments, he stated, this results in journalists conflating “the noise of angry commenters … with their larger audience”. He contended, furthermore, that the video games press in particular “exist in an incredibly airtight bubble” which is “rarely pierced by professional criticism. There are no ombudsmen or real media critics … that you see in sports and politics and even other entertainment journalism fields.” He went on to describe a profession in which dissent or differing opinion is met with hostility. This environment, he concluded, was the result of “networking and the comfort of soft consensus trump[ing] honest conversation and healthy debate.”[73]

Alex Goldman from On the Media wrote that he recognized legitimate complaints in #GamerGate concerning the relationship between the video game industry and journalists, and that there is diversity within the gamer community, but noted that the movement’s decision to focus on female indie developers and its involvement in harassment had caused it to lose mainstream credibility. “If you see yourself as a bloc of people who call themselves “gamers,” to outsiders you are only as good as your worst representatives, and the past month have shown those representatives to be racist, homophobic, misogynist, and threatening,” Goldman said. “If you want to be seen as a monolith, publicly shame the bad actors in your cohort. If you want to be seen as individuals, well, stop calling yourself gamers. Come up with some other means of self-identification. Because as of right now, the worst people standing behind the mantle of gamer have spoiled it for all of you.”[15]

Political consultant Allum Bokhari stated that Gamergate was the reaction of non-political gamers to an increasingly politicized pastime that had been overtaken by “moral crusaders”. He wrote, “For years, politicized games journalists have harbored a simmering mix of contempt and fear of the current gaming audience”, and that this attitude had led to misunderstandings of the goings-on by the press. He stated that the gamers involved in Gamergate are not exclusionary but merely opposed to ideology and cultural hegemony, and that journalists’ own biases explained the lack of pro-Gamergate coverage. He concluded that “[h]olding up the extremes … is a great way to avoid dialogue. It’s politics—not … in the sense of liberals versus conservatives, but in the more fundamental sense of ‘my side’ versus ‘your side.'”[74]

Ryan Cooper of The Week highlighted an analysis written by writer Jon Stone, citing: “While various patterns of behavior coalesce around the hashtag, #gamergate’s protean nature resists attempts toward summary and narrative. It readjusts and reinvents itself in response to attempts to disarm and disperse its noxiousness, subsuming disaffected voices in an act of continual regeneration, cycling through targets, pretexts, manifestoes and moralisms…”[61]

Several gaming press sites changed their disclosure and conflict of interest policies as a result of the controversy. Polygon now requires its writers to disclose contributions viaPatreon, while Kotaku wholly prohibits its staff from supporting any game developers through the website.[11] Defy Media adopted a new and stricter journalistic and ethical standards policies for all of their subsidiaries, such as The Escapist and GameFront, and Destructoid updated their ethics policies after Gearbox Software developer Anthony Burch pointed out his personal connections with the Destructoid staff over Twitter.[75]

References

DEAR GLEN CAMPBELL – WE’RE GONNA MISS YOU! <3

HIS LAST AND NEWEST VIDEO SONG CAME OUT TODAY

I CRIED THROUGH IT

I LIKE GLEN CAMPBELL

HE WAS MY WITCHITA HERO

HE WAS MY TRUE GRIT

HE WAS A COUNTRY COONER

AND HE WAS LEGIT!

NEVER HAD TOO MANY PROBLEMS

LIVED IN THE FAST LANE

HIS MEMORY IS SLOWED

AND ALTZHEIMER’S IS KICKING IT AGAIN

YOU WILL BE MISSED MY FRIEND

UNTIL ALL OUR VERY ENDS

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IF THIS DOES NOT MAKE YOU BAWL OUT LOUD YOU HAVE NO HEART – I’M SITTING IN TEARS.

 

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ILLEGAL HERE IN AMERICA DEPORTS HIMSELF TO SAVE MOTHER, SHE DIES & HE IS NOW BEING ALLOWED BACK INTO USA?

HE WAS BORN IN MEXICO

HE IS IN HARVARD (THE SCHOOL) FOR FILM -

ON WHO’S DIME?

PROB OURS

AND HE BROUGHT HIS MOM TO MEXICO TO CURE HER OF AN ILLNESS BUT SHE DIED IN MEXICO

AND THIS GUY WANTS TO COME HOME

AND OBAMA IS LETTING HIM

AND HE IS ILLEGAL.

KEEP HIM IN HIS HOME COUNTRY

THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS

HOW IS THIS ILLEGAL PIG IN HARVARD?

I FIND THIS ALL HORRIBLE

AND IF HIS MOTHER WAS DYING

WHY DIDN’T HE JUST LET HER DIE IN AMERICA?

I DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS AND I THINK HE NEEDS TO STAY IN MEXICO.

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THIS LOBO IS TAKING UP SPACE THAT ANOTHER AMERICAN COULD TAKE

WHO IS LEGAL

Harvard Student Who Took Dying Mother To Mexico Can Return To America

Posted: 10/14/2014 5:56 pm EDT Updated: 4 hours ago
DARIO GUERRERO

LOS REYES LA PAZ, Mexico (AP) — Only hours after the publication of an Associated Press story on his case Tuesday, the U.S. government issued a humanitarian visa enabling the return of a Harvard University student who broke immigration rules by taking his dying mother to Mexico.

Dario Guerrero was born in Mexico and moved with his family to California when he was 2. The Obama administration granted him and hundreds of thousands of other young immigrants a reprieve from deportation two years ago.

But these people can’t leave the U.S. without government approval. And Guerrero’s mother was dying of cancer.

 Desperate to save her, Guerrero took his mother to clinics in Mexico before getting that approval. She died there in August, and he’s been stuck since then. The government denied his initial request to return, saying he effectively deported himself by taking his mother across the border before the paperwork was done on his approval request.

Guerrero has been languishing since then at his grandparents’ home outside Mexico City, saying he’s hoping for another chance to return home to his family in California and complete his studies in Massachusetts.

Hours after the AP explained his story, he got his answer: In a two-page letter to his lawyer, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service said it has conditionally approved a 2-year parole for Guerrero, meaning he can return without fear of deportation.

“He should be back in America in a few days,” his attorney Alan Klein told the AP.

Since his mother died in August, the film studies major stayed with his grandparents in a gang-controlled suburb of Mexico City. His effort to get a exemption from the rules was a long shot: Last year, the agency approved only about a third of the humanitarian parole petitions it received.

Agency officials declined to discuss any details of Guerrero’s case because it is ongoing. However, spokesman Chris Bentley said earlier Tuesday that “immigration law is complex; anyone considering taking an immigration action needs to clearly understand the potential consequences of that action first.”

Guerrero told the AP that he had submitted two requests for fast-tracked permission to leave while his mother’s health declined at the family’s home in Long Beach, California, and was asked to more fully document his mother’s medical condition. He could have tried to plead his case in person, but he left instead before getting an answer.

“My mom had a lot of ups and downs,” he said. “The decision to actually leave was made overnight.”

Miami-based immigration attorney Ira Kurzban says it’s not infrequent for immigrants to lose their legal status by leaving the country without permission. It happens when they go on cruise ships – thinking they haven’t really left the U.S. – or take off due to a family emergency. Many discover only later that they can’t return, or are barred for entering for as much as 10 years.

“There’s no question (Guerrero) didn’t follow the rules. The question is what the penalty should be,” Kurzban said.

Any immigrants with pending cases need permission to go abroad, which is not difficult to get eventually, if their requests are deemed valid. But those who don’t wait for sometimes slow responses are considered to have voluntarily given up their effort to remain in the U.S.

Advocates say it should be easier for immigrants who have lived in the U.S. for many years to get permission to travel. Visas for skilled H-1B temporary workers already allow travel internationally without preapproval, and giving others this freedom would reduce heartbreak and add only minimal administrative work, Kurzban said.

But no such provisions were included in last year’s immigration reform bills, and they aren’t expected to be included in any executive action President Barack Obama might announce later this year. Kurzban thinks that’s because the issue affects a relatively small group, and there are so many other priorities.

When Rocio Meneses Diaz died Aug. 14 at the age of 41 in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato. Guerrero’s 16-year-old brother also was by her side. As a U.S.-born citizen, he is allowed to travel freely. Their father, a building contractor in the U.S. illegally, stayed behind with their 9-year-old sister, also a citizen.

Guerrero says he regrets his rash decision most of all because he thinks his mother would have been happier living her final days in Southern California with her husband and children, “but then we still had hope – and if we delayed that treatment any longer because of immigration issues, I don’t think I would have been able to forgive myself.”

Guerrero’s parents had kept his immigration status secret for years. They came clean only when he began taking community-college engineering classes while still in high school, and the Social Security number his parents submitted bounced back.

Before her death, Guerrero’s mom opened up about the past and her reasons for leaving Mexico: Her father had been kidnapped twice; her father-in-law and other relatives faced extortion; armed thieves broke into her clothing and jewelry store, holding a knife to her stomach.

Guerrero recorded her stories and her struggle with kidney cancer, hoping to turn it into a documentary back at school.

Instead, he has passed time in a room next to a garage just big enough to fit his twin bed and bureau. A picture of his mother and a single rose hang above the bed. His grandparents rent out the nearest bathroom during weekends for a pop-up street market. Guerrero sees his cousins after they get off work, and “writes poetry and stuff” at night.

Former Harvard lecturer Eoin Cannon, who taught history to Guerrero, was surprised to learn of his student’s predicament. Cannon described him as “one of the most thoughtful and creative and original students that I had the pleasure of teaching,” and “an exceptional writer.” Guerrero tackled homelessness in a student film, and later co-produced “A Dream Deferred,” a documentary about other immigrants like himself at Harvard.

“He’s as American as anyone I know,” Cannon said. “The law needs to sort of recognize that and have a mechanism for accounting for that … For the law not to be able to handle his kind of case is hurting America.”

Guerrero says it’s been liberating to have no term-paper deadlines to worry about, but the lack of a routine keeps him edgy. He watches his back when he ventures outside. Crime cartels have moved in, extorting neighborhood businesses. Weeks ago, a relative was mugged and shot in the stomach.

Harvard has been supportive, granting him leave and helping him find sympathetic ears in Washington, including Sen. Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat. But when asked what’s hardest about being stuck in Mexico, he loses his bravado and his voice drops to a whisper: “That I don’t have a mom anymore.”

 

EVEN NOTORIOUS PEDOPHILIAC PENN STATE DON’T WANT ANY SAYREVILLE NJ BOMBER SENIORS ON THEIR FOOTBALL TEAM

Apparently MYLES HARTSFIELD, senior at the NOTORIOUS SAYREVILLE, NJ has had his football scholarship pulled because he’s from that shit school who has 7 rapists on their team.

although he may have or not been involved he is NOT gonna get his scholarship even if he sues

which he probably will seeing that this feels like a railroading of sorts

but let’s face it – this school’s parents and students deserve this

7 of them hazed, bullied, and then raped freshmen football players

in their locker room over a series of days

and the SCHOOL knew about it.

The parents should be arrested along with their kids

This is only my opinion and while I don’t have a single kid

I pay plenty in Property Taxes so I expect a lot out of children in school

When I get back returns

I get pissy

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Some morons are saying that other schools are gonna line up to sign this corner back up

But I think they are dead WRONG

This guy has the Scarlet letter on his ass because he’s a part of that school, part of that team and a senior

He is more of a pariah  now than even

MICHAEL SAM

I think this kid should bone up on his academics cause he ain’t gonna go anywhere with football.

UNLESS HE WANTS TO PLAY THE PIGSKIN.

AND, YEAH, I DO MEAN THAT LITERALLY.

AND ON TOP OF ALL THIS THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS IN NJ IS THINKING OF CANCELLING BOMBER FOOTBALL FOREVER.

INSTEAD OF BEING MORTIFIED, SAYREVILLE, NJ PARENTS ARE PISSED OFF THAT THE REST OF THE TEAM HAS TO SUFFER?

IT’S TIME TO START PUTTING THESE TERRIBLE PEOPLE CALLED PARENTS IN JAIL. THEY ARE A DISGUSTING DISGRACE TO MY GENERATION AND THE GENERATION FOLLOWING – OUR CHILDREN.

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Sayreville’s Myles Hartsfield has scholarship pulled by Penn State, according to report

By Braulio Perez | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
on October 13, 2014 11:40 a.m.

Sayreville’s Myles Hartsfield is no longer Penn State-bound.

Ryan Snyder, of Rivals’ BlueWhiteIllustrated.com, reported on Monday morning the Nittany Lions pulled Hartsfield’s scholarship offer. The 5-11, 180-poundercommitted to Penn State in June, choosing the Big Ten school over offers from Rutgers, Georgia Tech, Purdue, Wake Forest, West Virginia and several others.

On Friday night, moments before authorities announced seven juveniles were taken into custody on charges of juvenile delinquency arising from the attacks upon four victims in four separate incidents at Sayreville, police arrived at Hartsfield’s home.

The names of those taken into custody were not released.

On Saturday, Penn State assistant athletic director Jeff Nelson told NJ Advance Media that the school was going to continue to monitor the situation at Sayreville. The seven players were taken into custody two days after the daunting details were released by NJ Advanced Media of the hazing that took place in the Bombers locker room.

Hartsfield is a three-star prospect according to Rivals.com and the No. 13 prospect for the state of New Jersey. The senior was expected to play cornerback at Penn State beginning in 2015. As a junior last season, he recorded 44 tackles, seven pass break-ups and four interceptions (one returned for a touchdown). He also blocked three field goals.

Offensively, Hartsfield has starred at running back for the Bombers since he was a sophomore in 2012. Last season, he rushed for 1,586 yards and 24 touchdowns. In three games this season, Hartsfield had 582 total yards and 12 touchdowns.

“He’s a tremendous athlete with so many different skill-sets that he creates mismatches on both sides of the football,” Sayreville coach George Najjar told NJ.com’s Todderick Hunt before the start of the season. “I think his instincts are great, I think his speed and acceleration are special and he has all the gifts of a complete football player.”

In addition, Rutgers senior associate athletic director Jason Baum said the Sayreville product does not hold a Scarlet Knight offer.

“He was committed to another school and when a player commits to another program, they no longer have a commit table offer from Rutgers University,” Baum told NJ Advance Media’s Matt Stanmyre in an email on Sunday.

WICHITA WOMAN LIVES TO 100 YEARS TO GET RAPED BY A LOW DOWN 35 YR OLD NIGGER

IN THIS CASE & EVERY OTHER FUCKING CASE

A NIGGER IS ANY MAN WHO IS WHITE, BLACK, PURPLE AND WHO IS EITHER A RAPISTS, PAEDOPHILE

MURDERER

SICK?

I AM

THIS MAKES ME SICK

JUST LIKE THE NIGGER WHO RAPED THE PUPPY

WHO RAPED THE TEEN

WHO RAPED, RAPED RAPED

MEN FROM FAMILIES THAT ARE VIOLENT NEED TO BE CUT THE SECOND THEY ARE BORN

TEST THEIR FAMILIES TO SEE IF THEY COME FROM INTELLIGENT PEOPLE

IF THEY ARE LOW CLASS, WHITE OR BLACK TRASH, DOMESTIC ABUSERS, AND/OR CRAZY PEOPLE

CUT THEIR DICKS OFF AND THEY CAN PISS IN A BAG FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES

AND

THEY

CAN CARRY MY LUGGAGE

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Kasey Nesbitt Arrested In Rape Of 100-year-old Woman

Posted: 10/10/2014 4:55 pm EDT Updated: 10/10/2014 4:59 pm EDT
KASEY NESBITT
 I’D LIKE TO WIPE THIS SMIRK OFF HIS FLAPPERS WITH A KICK IN THE ASS – ALL THE WAY UP HIS BLACK ASS
PLEASE PUT THIS NIGGER IN GENERAL POP.

Police in Wichita have arrested a suspect in the rape of a 100-year-old woman during a break-in at her home.

The Wichita Eagle reports Kasey Nesbitt, 35, was being held Friday in the Sedgwick County Jail on suspicion of rape and aggravated burglary.

Jail and court records list Nesbitt as a Wichita resident with multiple convictions for burglary and theft.

The woman, who lives alone, told police she was awakened the night of Sept. 29 by two intruders. She walked to a neighbor’s house around 7:15 a.m. the next day to say people were still in her home.

Police Capt. Troy Livingston described the victim as a strong and brave woman who is being cared for by her family.

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