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  Woman Fired After Blocking Black Man to his Apartment Building
Posted by: ShineCero - 3 hours ago - Forum: Boogaloo Donut - Replies (2)

Quote:A white woman in St. Louis dubbed "Key Fob Kelly" by social media users is defending her actions in a new interview after videos of her trying to block a black man from entering his own apartment building went viral.

Hilary Mueller told KTVI-TV, a Fox affiliate in St. Louis, that she was merely trying to follow the condo’s guidelines for residents.

“My only intent was to follow the direction I had been given by our condo association board members repeatedly,” Mueller said. “And that is to never allow access to any individual that you do not know.”

D'Arreion Toles recorded his attempts to enter his apartment complex, the Elder Shirt Lofts, after returning home late from work on Saturday. Mueller can be seen standing in the doorway asking what unit Toles lives in and to see his key fob.


"It's not your building, you're not the owner," Toles says in the video before getting past her. Mueller continues to follow Toles up to his fourth-floor loft and demands to find out who he's "going to see" and “why he's there."

Mueller claims Toles was trying to enter the building. She said she had the main door cracked open because she was taking her dog for a walk.

“I do not think that I did anything wrong,” Mueller said. “I upheld the ask of me to its fullest extent.”

Toles asked her to stop following him but she continued as he used his keys to open his door.

Toles told ABC News on Monday that Mueller had called 911 after the encounter. Sgt. Keith Barrett of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department confirmed a 911 call was made but that no report was written.


Toles posted the videos to his Facebook page and they've been viewed almost 8 million times. He wrote that the videos show what it's like "to be a black man in America" and "this is America in 2018."

Mueller has been called a “racist” repeatedly on social media, a claim she vehemently denies.

“That is absolutely false and heartbreaking,” Mueller said. “Those are words that truly cut deep.”

Mueller's employer, Tribeca-STL, which manages real estate properties, said in a statement on its website that the company was aware of the video and that she had been terminated.

"The Tribeca-STL family is a minority-owned company that consists of employees and residents from many racial backgrounds," the statement continued. "We are proud of this fact and do not and never will stand for racism or racial profiling at our company."

This is the latest video that has gone viral of a white person threatening to call the police on a black person for performing daily tasks.

Internet users were quick to link the story line to "Permit Patty," who threatened to call 911 on an 8-year-old black girl for selling bottled water without a permit in California.

ABC News reached out to the Elder Shirt Lofts for a copy of the condo's guidelines. The president of the luxury building responded, "My attorney has advised me to not make any statements or share any documents at this time."

https://abcnews.go.com/US/woman-defends-...d=58555536

Yikes! 

Even if she was following orders, the moment he entered the apartment, that should've resolved any issues. :thinks:

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  Our Amazing Guild
Posted by: Sovereign64 - 10-10-2018, 11:43 PM - Forum: Modern INKers - Replies (1)

This story is based on the Fairy Tail universe but also includes characters from other series including Your Name, Gundam, Tales of Vesperia, etc. The two main characters are OCs of mine, and I know there are people out there who have problems with OCs, but I hope you will give them a chance. With that said, I hope you all enjoy! Smile

Chapter 1: The Heroes of this Perilous Adventure

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  Hello!
Posted by: Sovereign64 - 10-10-2018, 06:46 PM - Forum: Introduction & Commencement - Replies (11)

Hello everyone! I'm Sovereign64 and I hope I'll make many friends here in this forum and overall, enjoy my stay here.

You guys can check out my other pages where I'm currently active at:

https://www.deviantart.com/sovereign64

https://www.fanfiction.net/~sovereign64

https://archiveofourown.org/users/Sovereign64

Nice to meet all of you!  Smile

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  Brett Kavanaugh - Supreme Court Nomination
Posted by: ShineCero - 10-03-2018, 09:00 AM - Forum: Boogaloo Donut - Replies (11)

As some of you have been following for weeks on end about the candidate up for the Supreme Court, this guy had a lot of, ahem, interesting baggage attached to him.


Quote:A woman who alleged she was sexually assaulted by US President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, has identified herself.

Christine Blasey Ford told the Washington Post Mr Kavanaugh had pinned her to a bed and tried to undress her when they were both teenagers.

Mr Kavanaugh denied the allegations when they first surfaced last week.

The top members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are now expected to speak to both Mr Kavanaugh and Mrs Ford.

A spokesperson for Senator Chuck Grassley, the committee's Republican chairman, said he was "actively working" to set up bipartisan calls to both people as a result of "the late addendum to the background file and revelations of Dr Ford's identity".

Such calls would routinely include Senator Grassley's senior Democratic colleague, Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Mr Kavanaugh, 53, was questioned during four days of hearings at the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. The committee is due to vote on Thursday on whether his nomination should go forward to a full vote in the Senate.

When did the alleged assault take place?
Mrs Ford, a professor of psychology at Palo Alto University, told the Post she had decided to go public as her privacy was "being chipped away".

She believed the incident happened in 1982, when she was 15 and Mr Kavanaugh was 17.

He was a student at Georgetown Preparatory School in Bethesda, Maryland, and she was studying at a nearby high school.
The incident allegedly happened at a gathering of teenagers at a house, when Mr Kavanaugh and a friend allegedly "corralled" her into a bedroom. Mr Kavanaugh and his friend were both drunk, she says.

In the words of the Washington Post, "While his friend watched, she said, Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed on her back and groped her over her clothes, grinding his body against hers and clumsily attempting to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it.

"When she tried to scream, she said, he put his hand over her mouth."

Mrs Ford, 51, is further quoted as saying that she managed to break free.

"I thought he [Mr Kavanaugh] might inadvertently kill me," she told the Post.

Mr Kavanaugh issued his denial last week: "I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time".

The stakes couldn't be higher
By Anthony Zurcher, BBC North America reporter

Brett Kavanaugh's glide path to the Supreme Court has been interrupted. That doesn't mean, however, his nomination is destined to crash and burn.

The allegations about an incident that happened when the judge was a teenager, more than 30 years ago, will be difficult to prove with any degree of certainty. While Christine Blasey Ford offers corroborating evidence for her claims, the accusations won't be adjudicated in a court of law or even the court of public opinion.

The only thing that matters when it comes to Mr Kavanaugh's professional fate is whether there are at least two Republicans in the Senate willing to side with Democrats and block the judge's confirmation.

All eyes will be on Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, the two considered most likely to break ranks.

This episode recalls another high-stakes confirmation battle more than 25 years ago, when then-judge Clarence Thomas faced sexual harassment allegations during his Supreme Court hearings. Mr Thomas prevailed, but the ordeal left both sides bruised and bitter, and may have contributed to the surge in women elected to Congress in 1992.

Now history seemingly repeats itself, this time in the shadow of the #MeToo movement. With the disposition of the Supreme Court for a generation in the balance, and mid-term congressional elections less than two months away, the stakes couldn't be higher.

How did Mrs Ford's account first emerge?
She first approached Democratic lawmakers in July, shortly after Mr Trump's nomination of Mr Kavanaugh revived the pain of the memory.

She says she sent a letter to her local congresswoman, Democrat Anna Eshoo, and Senator Feinstein, the Senate Judiciary Committee's senior Democrat.

Mrs Ford says she believes Ms Feinstein honoured her request to keep the letter confidential but "others did not".

Ms Feinstein said in a statement after seeing the Washington Post article: "I support Mrs Ford's decision to share her story, and now that she has, it is in the hands of the FBI to conduct an investigation. This should happen before the Senate moves forward on this nominee."

Senator Grassley issued a statement defending Mr Kavanaugh.

"Judge Kavanaugh has undergone six FBI full-field investigations from 1993 to 2018," he said. "No such allegation resembling the anonymous claims ever surfaced."

Who is Judge Kavanaugh?

Mr Kavanaugh is President Trump's choice to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy and he is strongly opposed by some Democrats for his views, such as on abortion.

If chosen for the lifetime appointment, the conservative appeals court judge would be expected to tilt the Supreme Court's balance to the right.

This, of course, went to the Senate Hearing, which granted some powerful testimony from Ford; afterwards, it becomes an hilarious shitshow when Kavanaugh granted some tears during out his hearing.


Here are some shorter videos if case you don't want to hear 7 hours of this:


and of course, a good video centering the topic, John Oliver:

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  BGC Newsletter Issue #1 - October 2018
Posted by: ShineCero - 09-30-2018, 06:53 PM - Forum: News & Information - Replies (2)

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Hi all,

Occasionally, there will be a forum newsletter to discuss the latest news, changes, etc., on Boogaloo Crews (BGC). The purpose of the newsletter is getting the community, both old and new, involved in the process of pushing the site even further. We welcomed any feedback and/or suggestions to better our forums and newsletters.

Major General Website Changes/Works in Progress

Site URL Changes: There were multiple reports of several users of not being able to log on, then able to get on just fine when they try again. This issue relates to the change of “http” to “https” after installing the auto-SSL certificate. An easy fix is to ensure that when you enter the site, you are using the https one: https://boogaloocrews.com/index.php

Themes: Numerous themes have appeared throughout the first three years of Boogaloo; however, a decision was reach to cut down all the themes to one—The Core (and its night version of it, The Black Core). It made finding out bugs much easier to track down, reduced the amount of workload, and it only uses one template to check over rather than checking multiples.
  • The Core Theme is getting a bit of an overhaul in terms of appearances around next year, once the new responsive upgrade releases. In other words, the forum will be mobile-friendly for users who get on their mobile devices often.
Visitor Messages Disabled: For few weeks, some of you have noticed that visitor messages no longer exist on the forum. It is because the author of the plugin hasn’t update it for months—and it has numerous issues, including not being notified when comments are posted on the pages, the refresh system no longer works—i.e. when you post on someone’s page, it doesn’t show the new post unless hard-refresh the site. Due to this, the plugin is disabled; if you want to communicate with your fellow members, personal messaging or other forms of communication tool is your best bet. 
  • Possible Return: It is possible to create an original plugin, which supports Visitor Messages. I might start working on PHP coding in the distant future when I have the time. It also possible that the visitor message plugin might appeared in the new responsive upgrade around next year or so.
Member Profiles Enhanced: I have upgraded Member Profiles to make it more appealing, visually, than the bland, boring look. You can now add banners on top of your profile by going through User CP -> Edit Profile -> Additional Information: Post a link of an image in “Profile Header” and it will show up on your profile. The maximum size is 1125x250 and it supports .jpg, .gif, .png formats. I have also added more custom fields such as Milestones and Occupations. 

Alerts: Requested by Nick, Alerts are now viewable at the top menu and it is now scrollable when you go down to express good convenience for the users.

Statistics: A new plugin to show off multiple threads from all forums having new posts in real time—along with the Alerts System, members can see new posts in an efficient manner without much delay. Furthermore, there is a tab for BoogaVerse (Roleplayers), Art Garden (Creators) and Plaza (everyone). You can use the refresh button to see any new posts as your liking.

Forum News

Art Garden and Roleplay Park: Requested by LoopyPanda, in an effort to form out central theme of the site, Art Garden and Roleplay Park moved up to the top under The Boogaloo Crews section to have a more presence to new users. 

Art 101 became Creative Workshop, and becomes its own subsection, to emphasize the point of gathering more in-depth discussion on our skills as an artist, writer, graphic designer or a filmmaker. Literacy Gems is now under Modern INKers for discussion on existing works in literary such as novels, poems and books. 

BoogaVerse Hyper Informative Guide 3.0 is now out for your Open RPG needs. BoogaVerse is an OPEN Roleplay where all stories connect with one another in some fashion. The purpose of this guide is to ensure an understanding of the section and become the essential information tool to build your character(s), area(s) and understanding of BoogaVerse. It is mandatory to read this guide; otherwise, you will be confused.

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Forums Updates: Akiba Boulevard becomes a new subsection of Boogaloo District, with Akiba café acting as a general discussion for specific animes, mangas and light novels. Metroham Avenue focuses on western and international content, excluding Japanese content, with two subsection that focuses on international comics, films and TV shows.

The Moderation System: In the beginning, we have plenty of people on the staff but due to the being a small community, there is no justification of having too many moderators: this lead to the staff reduced to ten members on the team. Furthermore, all moderators (excluding Administrators) have the same abilities and powers to oversee the entirely of the forum. Along with the powers to move, trash, delete, edit, merged, close, open, and sticky threads, they can do the following things:
  • Can change/remove/add a poll and its options
  • Can make and delete announcements
  • Can view IPs of members
  • Can manage announcements
  • Can view moderator logs
  • Can temporary or permanent ban users
  • Can grant Awards through Moderation CP
  • Can manage announcements/queues/content and other things
  • Can IP Search
  • Can manage visitor comments
  • Can issue warning strikes
  • Can access Moderation CP
This new system allows the BGC Staff to all be on the same page and allows members to have good communication with any of the staff for all their problems or concerns. The role of administrators, aside that they also have these abilities, we have a more specific role.
  • @ShineCero is the site owner and behind the scenes in terms of the technical side of the website and overall head of BoogaVerse’s development. 
  • @~ Z ~ is the co-owner of the website and focuses on community events. 
  • @LoopyPanda focuses on Art Garden and its development. 
  • @Freak focuses on the development of Tech Club and No Game No Life.
Awards and Karma Stars: You can earn awards based on specific requirements, including posting, liking posts, engaging in the community, participating in competition and then some. Karma Stars are automatically granted to you based on post count. 

Competition Announcements

Pokémon Cup Series: Spooky Cup

As October approaches, the critters are coming out of the woodwork—meaning, it is time for brand new Pokémon Cup to enter the stage! Spooky Cup focuses on Ghost and Dark Type Pokémon only. You can use any Ghost and Dark Pokémon in your team, including Mega Evolutions and Legendary (however, they are limited to one, and so you have to choose one of them). It based on Doubles Format and there is no restriction on items. Spooky Cup will be begin on October 6th and October 13th, so don’t miss out!

The Pokémon Cup Series is a tournament style competition exclusive to the Pokémon section. Depending on the number of players, participants battle it out against one another to win awesome awards and hosted on Pokémon Showdown rather than on the Nintendo Consoles. It is literally easy to get on (no email activation, just sign on with a username and password) and make a team—you literally only need to use a finger and right-click stuff.



October Art Competition: Night of 100 Frights

Welcome one and all, to the festivities of Halloween!

For this Art Competition, you will be celebrating the month of October by showing off your creativity for the spookiest month of the year! As a result, this will be an open-ended format in which you may pick anything to draw, so long as it captures what you believe is the essence of Halloween. As always, any and all mediums for visual arts are welcome as long as you drew it.

This will be our first art competition that is not a Bob Ross special, meaning that in exchange for not being required to draw according to a specific theme/prompt and a longer window to complete your piece, you will receive a badge as a reward for winning, but it will count as a standard competition. (Meaning it will not be added to the number of Bob Ross series you’ve won). In essence, this competition is more on the festive side, so participants who put forth good effort that is demonstrated in the piece to the judges (regardless of technical skill) will receive this special badge to add to their Trophy Case. More details to come in the full thread for the event.

You have until October 31st (12 A.M. PST) to submit your entry.


HERE COMES A NEW CHALLENGER


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Introducing: Dickens Essayists Series

I am announcing the third and final type of competition for the Boogaloo Crews—the Dickens Essayists Series. A writing competition exclusive to Modern INKers challenges anyone to construct a story in any themes. As with the other two competitions, there will be awards, feedback to improve your skills and the chance to expand your writing ability outside of your comfort zone. 

A test competition will appear on October 20th and you will be given 11 days to complete it. However, this is the theme of what to expect of the competition to get a extremely early start on it (like today!):
  • Freestyle: You can write whatever (in any format, poetry, fan-fiction, etc.) and however you wish! Everything is on the table for this one, folks! Join for fun and help iron out the details to improve the next Dickens Essayists Competition. 
  • The requirement is a minimum word count of 300 and the maximum is 1500.
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  The Spider-Verse
Posted by: ShineCero - 09-28-2018, 10:43 PM - Forum: Modern INKers - No Replies

NOTE: This is in progress.... this is just a tease of what's to come in the future. Think of this as a Pilot

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  Unnamed Fantasy Serial Pilot
Posted by: Grey Star - 09-19-2018, 11:17 PM - Forum: Modern INKers - Replies (1)

Wanted to get this thread posted and out of the way so I would have something to come back to tomorrow to work on. While I haven't had time to write it yet, this is where I'll be uploading the test pilot for an initial plan of a bi-weekly in media res fantasy serials. I have a few different pilots in mind, but this is the one that I like the most and so if it gets good reception I might write out the others but not fulfill them. Particular other concepts include: a teenage super hero dealing with being half eldritch horror, a werewolf monster hunter seeking to carve out a bloody peace for himself, and the tales of a wandering alien soldier fighting for honor and justice on a galactic scale.

"Unnamed Pilot"

Preface Blurb:
For some, death is not an absolute, final destination. It is merely a temporary inconvenience whose bypass is facilitated by evil energies and intense dark emotions. Those who are lucky enough to benefit from both getting around dying and being around these energies find themselves in a one and a half stage of life, they are the undead. Some of the most powerful, notable undead are fallen warriors whose quests ended with their death, who had either lost their grace, never had any grace, or lost it in their final moments, and return as the infamous Death Knights. For a small sect of Death Knights however, their mission is not to facilitate undeath, but instead to bring peace to death. For our hero, solving murders is just training for bringing peace to the dead. But when your magical powers are all about death and your side job is being a homicide detective, it certainly gets a lot easier.

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