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Student Expelled From School For Not Standing For Pledge

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Randall Kallinen, the attorney for 17-year-old India Landry, has filed a lawsuit against the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District and a high school principal claiming that the student’s constitutional rights were violated after she was expelled for not standing for the Pledge of Allegiance.

The lawsuit claims that Landry, a Houston student, was expelled after sitting for the pledge in the principal’s office on Monday. The lawsuit goes on to say that Landry returned to school on Friday, after the principal reversed their decision and allowed Landry to sit during the pledge.

The black teenager told KHOU that she doesn’t think “the flag is what it says it’s for, for liberty and justice and all that.”

A district spokesman told ABC they were unaware of the lawsuit, but referenced an earlier statement saying that students should not be removed got refusing to stand to the pledge.

The lawsuit follows the recent resurgence of the ‘Take A Knee’ protests, with players across a number of major NFL teams taking a knee during the national anthem to protest social injustices.

President Donald Trump has heavily criticized the NFL and has called for any players who don’t stand during the national anthem to be fired.

And over the weekend, Vice President Mike Pence walked out of a game between the San Francisco 49ers and Indianapolis Colts after a number of players knelt during the national anthem.

Via: Distractify

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6 Adorable Times Parents Suprised Their Kids With Disney Trips On Christmas

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6 Adorable Times Parents Suprised Their Kids With Disney Trips On Christmas

 

Ask a bunch of kids what they’d consider to be the best Christmas present ever and you’ll get plenty of different answers.

But there’s one special gift in particular that always tends to make them lose their minds and scream with delight. Here’s a hint: it’ll take you to either the happiest or most magical place on Earth. Combine that with the most wonderful time of the year and you’ve got some seriously happy children.

These kids had a very good reason for freaking out on Christmas. They were all surprised with trips to Disneyland or Walt Disney World!

1. This little scavenger hunt ended in some very happy tears…and a lot of shrieking.

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2. This creative reveal had all the kids jumping and cheering.

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3. It took them a minute to figure it out, but these siblings were on the same page when they screamed, “Yes!”

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Body Camera Footage Shows Los Angeles Police Officer Planting Bag Of Cocaine On A Suspect

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Body Camera Footage Shows Los Angeles Police Officer Planting Bag Of Cocaine On A Suspect

 

In response to recent instances of police brutality, more and more people have been calling for police officers to wear body cameras.

Proponents argue that the cameras protect both the police and the people they serve, showing exactly what happened in any given interaction. They’re not perfect devices, and they aren’t useful in every situation, but it could be argued that it’s the best solution we have right now.

One case in Los Angeles is proving that body cam footage can be used to help those who are wrongly accused. When a man was stopped by police, the camera footage revealed the officer planting a bag of cocaine on the suspect, lying to his fellow officers at the scene about where it was found.

Ultimately, this is a betrayal of this man, the other officers, and the community. Learn more in the video below.

 

Fortunately, the LAPD has opened an investigation into this awful incident. Public outcry means that hopefully more body cameras will be put in place to protect innocent people.

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Singing Plumber Belts Out His Best Opera Performance

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Singing Plumber Belts Out His Best Opera Performance

 

While I may be shy about letting people hear me sing in public, when it comes to singing in the shower, I really put on a performance.

But when it comes to showing off your pipes in the shower, this guy takes the cake…and he gets paid to do it. While helping install a new shower head as part of his job as a plumber, this man can’t help but belt it out like nobody’s watching. Thankfully, his friend and coworker was nearby to capture every note on camera.

Someone get this guy to the opera house!


If his current career doesn’t work out for some reason, there’s got to be a stage with his name on it somewhere. How amazing is his voice?

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