BCSO deputy suspended for making unauthorized traffic stops in his personal vehicle
SAN ANTONIO – A Bexar County Sheriff’s deputy was suspended 10 days late last year after admitting to making unauthorized traffic stops while off duty and in his personal vehicle, BCSO suspension records reveal. Deputy Christopher Jackson, a 19-year veteran of BCSO assigned to court security, was detained following the late April incident but was later released without being criminally charged. (KSAT)An internal affairs investigation determined that Jackson broke rules related to assisting the public and making unauthorized stops. Records show in December 2011, Jackson threatened to arrest a woman, even though he was off duty, and threatened to physically assault a fellow deputy. The incident was witnessed by at least five people not associated with BCSO, records confirm.
From Gaga to Garth, Miranda to Moreno: Celebs join inaugural
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Like so much this past year, the inaugural celebration will be like no other: pared down, distanced, much of it virtual. But for actor Christopher Jackson — the original George Washington in Broadway's “Hamilton" — performing in a virtual “ball” is a way of participating in an essential rite of American democracy. Miranda will contribute a classical recitation, joining musicians like Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Foo Fighters, Justin Timberlake and Bon Jovi. The inaugural committee has made sure to blend this high-powered list with ordinary Americans and inspiring stories. And the “AAPI Inaugural Ball: Breaking Barriers” celebrated the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities with planned participants including actors Kal Penn, John Cho, Kumail Nanjiani and Chloe Bennet.
Voting history of Detroit woman, 103, dates back to FDR
Talu Massey speaks about voting from her home in Detroit, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. But this is far from the Detroit resident's first election. The 103-year-old is proud of her lengthy voting record, saying it's every citizen's "civic duty" to take part in the process. The 103-year-old is proud of her lengthy voting record, saying it’s every citizen’s “civic duty” to take part in the process. Massey voted absentee in September, eight decades after she cast her first presidential ballot — for President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
'Speak up!' — 'Sesame Street' tackles racism in TV special
NEW YORK – “Sesame Street" has always pressed for inclusion. Sesame Workshop — the nonprofit, educational organization behind “Sesame Street” — will later this month air the half-hour anti-racist special "The Power of We” and hopes families will watch together. The special defines racism for younger viewers and shows how it can be hurtful. “Sesame Street,” which last year celebrated its 50th anniversary, has a history of explaining the world to children, tackling everything from foster care to substance abuse. The latest special comes on the heels of “Sesame Street” contributing to “Coming Together: Standing Up To Racism,” a CNN town hall special in June hosted by Van Jones and Erica Hill.