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    South Africa's ruling party condemned President Trump for his alleged insults of Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid revolutionary who won the Nobel Peace Prize and served as the country's first Black president. Mr. Trump said Mandela was "no leader" and turned his country into a "s***hole," according to a new book from the president's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. "All freedom-loving people of the world are appalled by these insults, which come from a person who himself is not a model of competent leadership," South Africa's African National Congress said in a statement.  The party called Mr. Trump the most "divisive, misogynistic and disrespectful person ever to occupy the office of the president" and said Mandela, by contrast, "reached out to...
    Donald Trump and Nelson Mandela REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo and AP Photo/Doug Mills Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, wrote in his new book that the president was a racist who praised South Africa's Apartheid regime.  Trump said Nelson Mandela, who died in 2013, left South Africa a "sh*thole country," Cohen wrote in "Disloyal: A Memoir."  Cohen had previously said in his testimony that the president once challenged him to name a country run by a Black person that wasn't a "sh*thole." "Disloyal: A Memoir" is set to be released on Tuesday.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump is a racist who praised Apartheid and criticized South African leader Nelson Mandela, his former lawyer Michael...
    Disgraced Trump fixer and personal lawyer Michael Cohen's forthcoming tell-all book reveals supposed examples of the president's alleged racism, hatred of Barack Obama and reaction to a surprising strip show performance.  Cohen's memoir, Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump, hits bookshelves Tuesday, despite his currently serving out a three-year federal prison sentence for tax evasion, lying to Congress and campaign finance violations. In the book, Cohen reveals information about a variety of alleged Trump actions and statements that have made headlines since the former reality TV star ran for office, according to the Washington Post, which obtained an advance copy of it.  Cohen writes that he was 'one of Trump’s bad guys,' while calling...
    A Black doll was found hanged from a power line in South Lake Tahoe this week with a noose around its neck. Police responded to the incident Tuesday, and a power company helped take the doll down later that day, a news release said. In the last week, Californians have found and reported three nooses as protests against police violence and racism continue. The other two were found in Sonoma and Santa Clarita. The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department launched an investigation into a twine noose found hanging from a tree at Sonoma Raceway. The incident Saturday at the Bay Area’s largest auto racing venue came a day before a noose was discovered in the Talladega Superspeedway garage of driver Bubba...
    Sail to New York City meant to provide ‘hope and inspiration’ After three years as an engineer on the Clearwater, Amy Nelson was named one of the captains of the iconic sloop in November.  Then the pandemic hit, half the sloop’s crew was furloughed and public sails and educational trips for schoolchildren typically organized by the Beacon-based nonprofit fell overboard.  “We all scrambled, asking ourselves what to do,” Nelson said. “We were starving to give the community some sort of hope and inspiration.” On Monday (June 22), the sloop embarked on a two-week trip from Albany to New York City, which is unlike any other the Clearwater has taken in its 51-year history. Billed as “Our River Connects Us,” the...
    Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel has implored anti-racism campaigners not to tear down statues because they serve as grave reminders of past atrocities. The activist said: 'I believe even it might be much more positive to keep them because you are going to tell generations to come "this is how it started and this is how it should never be."' Her remarks put her at loggerheads with the Archbishop of Canterbury, who today revealed he would be reviewing statues at Canterbury Cathedral. Justin Welby said monuments would be looked at 'very carefully' to see if they all 'should be there'.  In a wide-ranging interview, he also urged the West to reconsider its prevailing mindset that Jesus was white, and pointed to...
    SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff urged residents to be more understanding about the county’s face mask mandate following a confrontation he was involved in on Wednesday with a customer at a hardware store. Wolff called the sheriff’s office after Terry Toller slapped a business card out of his hand. Wolff tried to intervene after Toller was upset about being told to wear a mask, he said during the county’s COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday evening. “I was in the line and I heard a person saying ‘you ought to be wearing a mask,' one of the employees, and he said ‘I don’t have to,‘” Wolff said. “So I walked up there and said, ‘you know, you need to...
    SAN ANTONIO – Shortly after turning himself in on a second-degree felony assault of a public servant charge a day after a confrontation with Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, authorities reduced charges against the man to a low-level misdemeanor, his attorney told KSAT12. Terry Toller, 47, turned himself in to authorities around 7 a.m. Thursday, BCSO said. Toller’s attorney, Nico LaHood, a former Bexar County district attorney, confirmed to KSAT that the charges were downgraded to disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. Toller is in the process of being released from the Bexar County Jail. Toller smacked a business card out of Wolff’s hand during a confrontation over a mask Wednesday at a checkout line at a Lowe’s store on Interstate 10...
    SAN ANTONIO – A man who was involved in a confrontation with Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff over a face mask dispute has been arrested, according to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. Terry Toller, 47, turned himself in to authorities around 7 a.m. Thursday, BCSO said. He was arrested on a warrant for assault on a peace officer/judge, a second-degree felony. Toller smacked a business card out of Wolff’s hand during the confrontation Wednesday at a checkout line at a Lowe’s store on Interstate 10 and Callaghan Road. Video shows confrontation between Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, customer over mask at store Wolff was getting in line when a cashier told Toller that wearing a mask was required. Toller grew...
    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A San Diego man who was fatally shot during a gun battle last month with police in California was a former U.S. Marine and ex-police officer, authorities said Wednesday. Dramatic video released Tuesday shows 47-year-old Lloyd Nelson Jr, firing his gun May 8 at officers after his car crashed head-on into a police vehicle during a pursuit in Pasadena. He fired through his windshield and continued to shoot as he exited the vehicle. One officer was shot in the leg by friendly fire, police said. Nelson was honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1996, according to Pasadena police Lt. William Grisafe. Nelson previously worked for the Los Angeles County Office of Public Safety until...
    SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff was assaulted Wednesday at a hardware store after intervening in a dispute over a face mask between a customer who refused to wear a face mask and an employee, according to county spokeswoman Monica Ramos. At a Lowe’s store on Interstate 10 and Callaghan, Wolff was in a checkout line, when a cashier told a customer that wearing a mask was required, Ramos said. The customer grew upset, so Wolff intervened. When Wolff tried handing the customer his business card, the customer allegedly slapped it out of his hand and left, Ramos said. Wolff was not seriously injured, but reported the incident to Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar and took down the...
    (This story was originally published in 1989) Three days before the NBA draft, the Warriors announced they’ve signed their own lottery pick. And they made history doing it. He is Sarunas Marciulionis, the Lithuanian star of the Soviet National basketball team. This is the same 6-foot-5 guard whose name had been spelled Sharunas Marchulenis by most news-gathering agencies in the United States until Saturday. According to some Lithuanian-Americans, that is the phonetic spelling, and incorrect. But no matter how he spells it, the muscular Marciulionis, 25, brings a vast array of backcourt skills to the United States as the first Soviet to sign an NBA contract. “Marciulionis will be an impact player,” Coach and General Manager...
    PASADENA (CBSLA) — New body cam and dash cam footage has been released of a deadly officer-involved shooting in Pasadena that occurred in May. Lloyd Nelson, 45, was a veteran and former L.A. County police officer. Lloyd Nelson, 45, was killed by officers after leading them on a slow-moving pursuit on May 8, which came to an end at Allen Avenue and Corson Street in Pasadena. Nelson was a veteran and a former police officer for L.A. County. In addition to the gun used to shoot at officers, investigators say they found two loaded semi-automatic handguns inside his car. Police said it all started at 3:10 p.m. when officers tried to stop Nelson, who they said was acting suspiciously, for...
    The company that makes Eskimo Pie ice cream has announced that the brand is changing its name, losing a 100-year-old trademark which is now considered racially insensitive.  Nestle-owned Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Holdings, which owns the dessert, said the marketing and brand name would change by the end of the year. Eskimo Pie follows the lead set by Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben's and Mrs Butterworth - all of whom are changing their branding.  Elizabell Marquez, head of marketing for Dreyer's, made the announcement in a statement on Saturday. 'We are committed to being a part of the solution on racial equality, and recognize the term is derogatory,' she told CNN. 'This move is part of a larger review to ensure...
    OROVILLE, Calif. (KGO) -- A 95-acre brush fire in Butte County burned four homes and prompted evacuations earlier in the afternoon, CAL FIRE and county officials said Wednesday.CAL FIRE officials said firefighters made "good progress" on the fire and that forward progress has been stopped.Just before 2 p.m., officials said the fire was 50 percent contained.The fire prompted evacuations from 18th Street to Highway 70 from Nelson Avenue to Grand Avenue in Oroville.That evacuation order has now been downgraded to a warning.Photos of the Nelson Fire show large plumes of smoke over the area.An evacuation center is located at the Nelson Softball Complex in Oroville.The fire was first reported around noon.Stay with ABC7 News for updates on this developing story...
    SPRINGFIELD, Fla. (AP) - A white Florida police officer was arrested earlier this week for using a stun gun on a black man without sufficient cause, authorities said. Springfield police officer Ronnie Nelson was arrested Tuesday and charged with a felony count of official misconduct and a misdemeanor count of battery, the Panama City News Herald reported. At the request of Springfield Police Chief Barry Roberts, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office handled the investigation. Springfield is located in the Florida Panhandle near Panama City. “It’s an embarrassing situation,” Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford said during a news conference Tuesday. “It’s an infuriating situation from a law enforcement perspective, but we hope that it shows our accountability measures work.” TOP...
    George Floyd had drugs in his system and severe heart disease when a Minneapolis police officer put a knee to his neck, but independent experts said the medical problems revealed in the full autopsy report don’t change the conclusion that the handcuffed man’s death was a homicide. “He has some underlying conditions” that made it more likely he would not fare well under stress, said Dr. Gregory Davis, medical examiner for Jefferson County, Ala., and a pathology professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. But the circumstances of Floyd’s May 25 death are not ignored in Wednesday’s report, which said “restraint and neck compression are part of why he died,” Davis said. Dr. Stephen Nelson, chairman of Florida’s medical...