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In this day and age it ought to be a given that if you act a fool in public, someone will record you and expose your foolishness to the world on YouTube. That’s exactly what happened to Emma West, a woman in the UK who, with her 4-year-old child in lap, went off about black people on a public train, telling them they weren’t British because they’re black and that they should go back to their own country.
Death threats were sent to the woman after the video, “My Tram Experience,” was shot by Kelly Hollingsworth and posted online, and police say they had no choice but to lock her up “for her own protection” as “there is a serious risk of her being injured in revenge attack by the public,” Metro.co.uk reported.
West was also referred for psychiatric evaluation, but patriotic organizations like British First say “Locking this feisty English mother up in jail only reinforces the suspicion that if you are British then you are a second class citizen in your own country,” according to its website.
West will appear in court again on Tuesday.
Do you think police should have locked this woman up, even if it is her for her own safety? After watching the video, do you think she needed to be referred for a psych eval?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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Thanksgiving is this week, ya’ll! WHOOP WHOOP! And while many people (like myself) are very excited to go home for a few days to parlay and relax with family and old friends, many (like me again) are not looking forward to what it takes to get our behinds back home. Whether that means six hours or more in a car, more on a bus, or just a few hours (yet grueling ones) on an airplane, everyone and their mothers will be out on the road, or sitting on a plane trying to get to who-knows-where. With that, here are a few of the people you should look out for when looking for a place to sit or trying to hitch a ride to get home for the holidays. Don’t even give them eye contact. Trust me.
If you live in any big city, you know that public transportation is more convenient and often times, more affordable than riding around in a burdensome vehicle with a mad dependence on gas. But that doesn’t mean your buses and trains don’t bring their own inconveniences. However, a lot of the headaches and gross encounters can be prevented. Here are seven things you should avoid doing while getting around town. All these tips are for your benefit though. Whether you choose to do them or not, that’s your business, but girl, you’ve been warned.
One of the most embarrassing things is to confuse a woman into being pregnant when she’s not. And how a distracting is it to want to stand up for someone on the train, but you’re not sure if they’re pregnant? Parenting Magazine knew how perplexing trying to examine tummies out can be. So they put together some indicators to identify pregnancy.