9-Year-Old Girl Writes An Inspiring Note To Her Teacher After He Came Out During Anti-Bullying Week

Children can be so kind!

A nine-year-old girl wrote a letter to her primary school teacher, Mr. R, after he came out during anti-bullying week.

He brought it up, using a conversation about people calling things “gay” as an insult, which caused his students to think of things in a different light.

The girl’s letter read:

Dear Mr R,

Even though you’re gay, I will always treat you the same way as I do now. I still think about you the same way as I used to. You’re a great teacher and these are just some of the word’s (sic) that I would describe you as: great, amazing, fantastic, brilliant, awesome and brave.

The reason why I say brave is because you shared a personal secret which was very brave.

You don’t have to feel scared because I know that everyone in the class feels the same way as I do.

From A x x

PS. We are proud of you

This girl just gets it!

And whoever Mr. R is, we’re proud of him too!

[Image via Attitude.]

Man Tries To Smuggle Coke Through Airport Using Curry Food As A Disguise

Because good curry makes drugs undetectable

People that try to smuggle drugs through airports in post-9/11 America have to be among the most non-creative people in the country. However, trying to smuggle drugs using food that, by default, has to be checked by TSA, is just brainless. Cue Mr. Caines.

A man named Oral Caines was caught by U.S. Customs & Border Protection officers after they discovered a bag of cocaine in his luggage bag, smothered with bags of curry and rice as Mr. Caines tried to enter the country from Guyana.

He later admitted to authorities that he was pad $5,000 to smuggle the drugs and is still being detained in Brooklyn.

 

 

Jets Fall Just Short 17-16, As Pats Clinch 1st-Round Playoff Bye

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 21: Running back Jonas Gray #35 of the New England Patriots spikes the ball after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the New York Jets during a game at MetLife Stadium on December 21, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) Jonas Gray scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter after the Patriots intercepted Geno Smith, and New England clinched a first-round playoff bye with a 17-16 victory. All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed. http://newyork.cbslocal.com/feed/

Jets Fall Just Short 17-16, As Pats Clinch 1st-Round Playoff Bye

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Jets Fall Just Short 17-16, As Pats Clinch 1st-Round Playoff Bye

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Check Out A Preview Of Azealia Banks’ Upcoming Book ‘Idle Delilah’

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Azealia Banks has been quite vocal lately on a number of issues, but the Harlem MC has quietly been writing a book in her spare time. Banks announced the novel titled Idle Delilah last night on her Tumblr page. The project shares the same name as one of the tracks on her LP Broke With Expensive Taste. A fictional story set in the antebellum South, the book centers around Delilah Maisley whose mother marries a wealthy white slave owner named, Luther Luciferian Lynch.

Check out a snippet of the book, below.

Maisley was one of the Lynch family’s eldest and wisest servants, and spent her life raising several generations of Lynch children, including Delilah’s father. Much to Maisley’s surprise, as repayment for her years of loyalty and care, her own son would lose his life to one of the children she spent her lifetime caring for. When Delilah’s father was just becoming a man, barely old enough to herd cattle or control his own horse, he beat and murdered Maisley’s son for accidentally tipping and spilling a bail of cotton. It had been 23 years since Maisley gathered her son’s body from the bottom of the Artubus tree, or spoke her last word. Nowadays, she sat quietly, responding gently to requests made of her, and watching little Delilah when Mrs. Lynch was away from the plantation, or otherwise occupied. Ms. Maisley heard everything and saw even more.

Peep the full excerpt, HERE.

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Slain NYPD Officers Receive Farewell Salute As Bodies Leave Woodhull Hospital

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Two murdered New York City police officers received a farewell salute as their bodies left Woodhull hospital.

Police say a lone gunman ambushed Officer Rafael Ramos, 40, and Officer Wenjian Liu, 32, on Saturday afternoon outside of the Tompkins Houses, a high crime area.

The cops were on a special crime reduction patrol because of complaints about crime in the neighborhood, CBS2’s Dick Brennan reported.

“He took a shooting stance on the passenger side and fired the weapon, his weapon several times through the front passenger window, striking both officers in the head,” Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said.

Slain NYPD Officers Receive Farewell Salute As Bodies Leave Woodhull Hospital

460731420 8 Slain NYPD Officers Receive Farewell Salute As Bodies Leave Woodhull Hospital
Kevin Rincon reports

Investigators say officers chased the shooter, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who disappeared into the Myrtle Avenue subway station.

“While on the platform, Grimsely shot himself in the head and took his own life,” Bratton added.

EMTs rushed the officers to Woodhull Hospital, less than a mile from the scene of the shooting, but doctors couldn’t save them.

“Our city is in mourning. Our hearts are heavy,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

As police investigate a motive, they point to anti-cop Instagram postings allegedly made by Brinsley, some referenced the garner case. Police are now looking at those postings.

One posting included a picture of a handgun and read in part, “I’m putting wings on pigs today, they take one of our lets take two of theirs.”

Another picture showed what appeared to be blood on a pair of jeans and references to Brooklyn.

Outside of the hospital, Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association Patrick Lynch hurled harsh words at Mayor de Blasio.

“There’s blood on many hands tonight. Under the guise of protests,” Lynch said, “That blood on the hands starts on the steps of City Hall in the office of the mayor.”

The mayor responded with a statement that read, in part, “It’s unfortunate that in a time of great tragedy, some would resort to irresponsible, overheated rhetoric that angers and divides people.”

As 1010 WINS reported on Sunday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed that flags on all state government buildings in the city be flown at half-staff in honor of the murdered officers.

“I join with all New Yorkers in mourning the loss of Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos,” Cuomo said. “Like all law enforcement personnel, Officers Liu and Ramos put their lives on the line in order to serve their communities, and it is with great sadness that we mourn their passing after a senseless and deplorable act of violence. My thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones of these two brave men. We will remember their service with pride and endless gratitude.”

President Barack Obama also personally called Police Commissioner Bill Bratton Sunday to express his condolences and offer support.

“…In their conversation, the President reiterated his call for the American people to reject violence and words that harm, and turn to words that heal – prayer, patient dialogue, and sympathy for the friends and family of the fallen,” White House Spokesperson Eric Schultz said. “The President told Commissioner Bratton that his staff would continue to monitor the situation in New York, and that Administration officials would be working with leaders across the country to echo the same message…”

The Brooklyn Nets plan to honor the slain officers with a moment of silence before their 6 p.m. game against Detroit.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams was at the scene of the shooting on Sunday. He called for peace and unity. Adams announced plans for a candlelight vigil at 6 p.m. And asked that protesters halt demonstrations until the officers are laid to rest.

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Slain NYPD Officers Receive Farewell Salute As Bodies Leave Woodhull Hospital

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Two murdered New York City police officers received a farewell salute as their bodies left Woodhull hospital.

Police say a lone gunman ambushed Officer Rafael Ramos, 40, and Officer Wenjian Liu, 32, on Saturday afternoon outside of the Tompkins Houses, a high crime area.

The cops were on a special crime reduction patrol because of complaints about crime in the neighborhood, CBS2’s Dick Brennan reported.

“He took a shooting stance on the passenger side and fired the weapon, his weapon several times through the front passenger window, striking both officers in the head,” Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said.

Slain NYPD Officers Receive Farewell Salute As Bodies Leave Woodhull Hospital

460731420 8 Slain NYPD Officers Receive Farewell Salute As Bodies Leave Woodhull Hospital
Kevin Rincon reports

Investigators say officers chased the shooter, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who disappeared into the Myrtle Avenue subway station.

“While on the platform, Grimsely shot himself in the head and took his own life,” Bratton added.

EMTs rushed the officers to Woodhull Hospital, less than a mile from the scene of the shooting, but doctors couldn’t save them.

“Our city is in mourning. Our hearts are heavy,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

As police investigate a motive, they point to anti-cop Instagram postings allegedly made by Brinsley, some referenced the garner case. Police are now looking at those postings.

One posting included a picture of a handgun and read in part, “I’m putting wings on pigs today, they take one of our lets take two of theirs.”

Another picture showed what appeared to be blood on a pair of jeans and references to Brooklyn.

Outside of the hospital, Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association Patrick Lynch hurled harsh words at Mayor de Blasio.

“There’s blood on many hands tonight. Under the guise of protests,” Lynch said, “That blood on the hands starts on the steps of City Hall in the office of the mayor.”

The mayor responded with a statement that read, in part, “It’s unfortunate that in a time of great tragedy, some would resort to irresponsible, overheated rhetoric that angers and divides people.”

As 1010 WINS reported on Sunday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed that flags on all state government buildings in the city be flown at half-staff in honor of the murdered officers.

“I join with all New Yorkers in mourning the loss of Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos,” Cuomo said. “Like all law enforcement personnel, Officers Liu and Ramos put their lives on the line in order to serve their communities, and it is with great sadness that we mourn their passing after a senseless and deplorable act of violence. My thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones of these two brave men. We will remember their service with pride and endless gratitude.”

President Barack Obama also personally called Police Commissioner Bill Bratton Sunday to express his condolences and offer support.

“…In their conversation, the President reiterated his call for the American people to reject violence and words that harm, and turn to words that heal – prayer, patient dialogue, and sympathy for the friends and family of the fallen,” White House Spokesperson Eric Schultz said. “The President told Commissioner Bratton that his staff would continue to monitor the situation in New York, and that Administration officials would be working with leaders across the country to echo the same message…”

The Brooklyn Nets plan to honor the slain officers with a moment of silence before their 6 p.m. game against Detroit.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams was at the scene of the shooting on Sunday. He called for peace and unity. Adams announced plans for a candlelight vigil at 6 p.m. And asked that protesters halt demonstrations until the officers are laid to rest.

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