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Texas Police Unlawfully Search Young Woman's Genitals For Marijuana

The 21-year-old was illegally searched on the side of the road after a traffic stop.

In another unfortunate turn of police misconduct news, Charnesia Corley, 21, fell victim to a forcible and unlawful search after a Texas deputy stopped her for allegedly running a stop sign on June 21.

According to ABC 13, when the officer pulled her over, he claimed to have smelled marijuana in Corley's vehicle and proceeded to have her removed and placed in handcuffs. The Houston resident stood by as the deputy swept through her vehicle in search of the marijuana, which is not legalized in Texas on any levels. After his hunt turned up empty, he claimed to have still smelled the weed, this time on the inside of his patrol car where Corley was being held. As a result, the officer requested a female deputy to the scene for an illegal vaginal search on the 21-year-old.

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"I feel like they sexually assaulted me. I really do. I feel disgusted, downgraded, humiliated," Corley said. "She tells me to pull my pants down. I said, 'Ma'am, I don't have any underwear on.' She says, 'Well, that doesn't matter. Pull your pants down,'" Corley told ABC. She added that the female officer ordered her to bend over as the officer tried to "force her hand inside of her," in which Corley informed the deputy that she was wrong for what she was doing. At no time did Corley give consent to the search, and calls the search a violation of her civil rights.

Despite her testimony, Harris County Sheriff's spokesperson Thomas Gilleland said that the cavity search in a public parking lot was completely legitimate. Investigators also claim to have found .02 oz. of marijuana from the search, though the location from where it was found was not identified. Corley and her attorney, Sam Cammack, are gearing up to file a civil complaint with the Harris County Internal Fairs Division. She is also being charged with two misdemeanors, including resisting arrest and possession of marijuana.

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Watch Corley's account of the disturbing encounter below:

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Teacher Arrested For Hiring A Hitman To Kill The Child He Allegedly Molested

A St. Louis teacher accused of molesting a then 7-year-old boy reportedly hired a hitman to kill the child and family.

According to Newsweek, Deonte Taylor worked as a teacher's assistant at Lusher Elementary School in 2015 when he allegedly removed the boy from the class, took him to an empty classroom engaging the child in oral sex. Although the boy's family reported the incident to local authorities at the time, Taylor wasn't arrested.

Between 2015 to 2018, Taylor worked toward his teacher's license and became a fifth-grade teacher at Walnut Grove Elementary school in the Ferguson-Florissant School District, and since he wasn't charged he was able to teach.

"Mr. Taylor went through the same process that all of our teaching candidates go through. Everyone goes through a criminal background check, sexual abuse registry background check and there was nothing that showed up on that," Ferguson-Florissant School District spokesperson Kevin Hampton told KSDK.

In November 2018, however, Taylor was arrested after DNA evidence proved his sample matched the DNA evidence of the victim.

Taylor, 36, faces three charges of statutory-sodomy.

While in jail awaiting trial, Taylor reportedly hired someone to kill the boy, now 10 and his family. He convinced his 66-year-old boyfriend Michael Johnson, to pay the hitman to carry out the fatal deed, which he did. However, the hitman turned an informant and exposed the plan to authorities.

Along with his charges stemming from child molestation, Taylor now faces two counts of conspiracy to commit murder and two counts of attempting to tamper with a victim in a felony prosecution. Johnson faces the same charges.

Both men appeared in a St. Louis court last week and pled not guilty. They're being held in jail without bond.

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Beyonce Releases Demo Version Of "Sorry" And 'Lemonade' Album On Streaming Platforms

The month of April belongs to Queen Bey after she's gifted fans with something new week after week. Following the debut of her first of three reported productions with Netflix, plus new clothing merchandise just in time for spring, Beyonce placed her Lemonade album on all streaming services.

Not only is her sixth solo studio album available on Spotify, Apple Music, and other platforms, but she also added a demo version of "Sorry" as the last track. This melody hosts a notable departure from its album version, stripping away from the resounding drums and added lyrics for a stripped-down version of the song written by Wynter Gordon, MeLo-X and the "All Night" singer. The album's upload also arrives on the three-year anniversary of its debut (April 23).

Through its exploration of different music genres, Beyonce revealed her emotions and perseverance in the face of Jay-Z's infidelity. "Sorry" served as one of those songs that put this bump in their marital journey on lyrical display.

In a previous interview with David Letterman, Jay-Z said therapy played a pivotal role in mending their marriage. “We did the hard work of going to therapy. We love each other, so we really put in the work for years,” he said. "...I like to believe we’re in a better place today. I’m proud of the father and the husband that I am today.”

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Black Woman Awarded $100,000 Settlement Over 'Blue Lives Matter' Complaint

A woman from Oregon was awarded a $100,000 settlement after complaining about harassment regarding a “Blue Lives Matter” flag in her office.

In her suit, Karimah Guion-Pledgure said that her workplace environment became “hostile” after a “Blue Lives Matter” flag was pinned up in her office. Guion-Pledgure– who works as a corrections technician– sued Multnomah County after months of what she called “racial harassment” that “demeans” the Black Lives Matter movement. She also says that the harassment and tension she experienced in the workplace led to issues with stress and health problems.

Guion-Pledgure began complaining about the flag in September 2017, after a probation worker in her office pinned it above his desk. To counter the flag, she created an “equity wall” in 2018, which featured photos of people of color who have been killed by police, as well as photos of children who were separated by their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

“A copy of the lawsuit obtained by the Daily News said the Blue Lives Matter movement 'co-opts' the Black Lives Matter movement’s slogan and repurposes it to shift focus from black lives to law enforcement, which is ‘a chosen profession, not a racial identity,’” reports the New York Daily News.

As part of her settlement Ms. Guion-Pledgure had to resign from her job this past Friday (April 19).

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