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Minority News Crew Reported As ‘Suspicious’ To Plano, Texas Police

They were trying to report the news, not become it

NBC5's Homa Bash (via Twitter)

There’s a certain segment of the American populace that is paralyzed by racial paranoia. They’re so blinded by fear of minorities they can’t distinguish suspicious activity from gainful employment. On Thursday, this brand of paranoia reared its ugly head again when a reporter from NBC5 in the Dallas Fort-Worth area and her cameraman were reported to the police. The anonymous citizen referred to them as “a Hispanic-looking woman and a black man with a suspicious white truck and camera.”


When the Plano Police arrived they saw that reporter Homa Bash (who’s of Indian descent) and her cameraman C.J. Johnson set up near a school for a report on a proposal to ban dogs from the local district campuses. After realizing the mistake, the officer on duty was totally cool about it.

Bash’s tweet inspired other people of color to come forward with their stories of being harassed while on the job.

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President Trump's appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland was a mixed bag.

The theme of the event was climate change, but Trump chose to use his 30 minutes of speaking time to brag about the "spectacular" U.S. economy and encouraged world leaders to invest in America.

He didn't mention climate change once.

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via David Leavitt / Twitter and RealTargetTori / Twitter

Last Friday, GOOD reported on an infuriating incident that went down at a Massachusetts Target.

A Target manager who's come to be known as "Target Tori," was harassed by Twitter troll David Leavitt for not selling him an $89 Oral-B Pro 5000 toothbrush for a penny.

He describes himself as a "multimedia journalist who has worked for CBS, AXS, Yahoo, and others."

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The Australian bushfires have claimed 27 human lives, an estimated 1 billion animals are feared dead, and thousands of properties have been completely decimated.

The fires were caused by extreme heat and dryness, the result of 2019 being the country's hottest year on record, with average temperatures 1.52C above the 1961-1990 average.

The area hit hardest by the fires, New South Wales, also had its hottest year on record, with temperatures rising 1.95C above average.

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