Wershe’s association with the Curry brothers enabled him to make connections in the drug underworld. One of those “connects” was a suburban man named Art Derrick who owned a small fleet of aircraft which enabled him to bring drugs from Miami to Detroit easily and quickly. Derrick was the weight man Wershe aspired to be. It was Derrick who gave Wershe the nickname White Boy Rick. In a sworn affidavit before he died from complications of drug abuse, Derrick said he had two customers named Rick. One was black, the other white. To avoid confusion between the two, Derrick says he called the black customer Maserati Rick for the car he drove and nicknamed Wershe White Boy Rick for his age and race. Narcs heard Derrick refer to White Boy Rick and the nickname soon found its way to a local TV news reporter working the police beat. When Wershe was eventually arrested headline writers fell in love with the nickname and used it often. … [Read more...] about Is Cocaine Legend White Boy Rick Serving Life for Busting Crooked Cops?
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The Apprentice really did start off as a huge hit, no doubt due to its host’s name-recognition and oversize reputation. The show’s first season averaged about 21 million viewers, making it the breakout hit of the 2003-2004 U.S. television season. But from there on out, audience numbers steadily declined. By the third season, The Apprentice slipped to around 14 million viewers per episode. Initially, the plan was to sub Trump out as a host and cycle through different CEOs, like Mark Cuban and Richard Branson. Still, even after ratings started to fall, Trump clung to the spotlight. After a disappointing fifth and sixth season, The Apprentice was mysteriously absent from NBC’s 2007 fall schedule. When Trump released a subsequent statement that he was, “Moving on from The Apprentice to a major new TV venture,” many assumed that the series was six feet under. But then, like a singularly plumaged phoenix, Trump and his series rose from the ashes—with a … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Thinks He’s a Reality-TV ‘Ratings Machine.’ History Tells a Different Story.
Civil rights activist Al Sharpton said he's deeply “disturbed” that the two highest-profile African American candidates running for president, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, have already been forced out of the race. He said “it's too early to tell” whether any of the remaining Democrats can energize the black vote to a level close to Obama, the nation's first black president. … [Read more...] about Democrats struggle to build broad support on eve of voting
Creates a roadmap to citizenship for the nearly 11 million people who have been living in and strengthening our country for years. These are our mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters. They are our neighbors, co-workers, and members of our congregations and Little League teams. They contribute in countless ways to our communities, workforce, and economy. In 2015, the IRS collected $23.6 billion from 4.4 million workers without Social Security numbers–many of whom were undocumented. Biden will aggressively advocate for legislation that creates a clear roadmap to legal status and citizenship for unauthorized immigrants who register, are up-to-date on their taxes, and have passed a background check. … [Read more...] about Biden Says He Would Require Illegal Aliens Learn English For Citizenship, But That’s Not In His Plan
Also, Massachusetts prohibits unfair discrimination on the basis of genetic information or tests and prevents requiring applicants or existing policyholders to undergo genetic testing. In Arizona, life and disability insurance carriers are prohibited from using genetic information for underwriting or ratemaking unless supported by an applicant’s medical condition, medical history and either claims experience or actuarial projections. … [Read more...] about Genetic Information Bill Gets Quick Backing In Florida House