GLAD TO BE CARRIED TO FULL TERM.

GRATEFUL TO BE CARRIED FULL TERM

ICHEOKU says another lucky one that survived the abortionist's pincers from the over 360,000 unlucky ones that get flushed out each year. May God help us all have a better resolution about unwanted pregnancies.


IPOB NNAMDI KANU: A BRITISH CITIZEN ABDUCTED BY THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT!

IPOB NNAMDI KANU: A BRITISH CITIZEN ABDUCTED BY THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT!
ICHEOKU says he is a British citizen leading the effort to free the people of Biafra from the clutches of the feudalistic Fulani controlled Northern Nigeria. Now, he is missing following the raid of his country home by the Fulani Army of Northern Nigeria. ICHEOKU says President Muhammadu Buhari led Nigerian government sponsored abductions and murders is on the increase and you wonder what it will take the international community to call him to order.

JUST SAY NO TO KNEELING: IT IS UN-AMERICAN.

JUST SAY NO TO KNEELING: IT IS UN-AMERICAN.
ICHEOKU says from being disrespectful to the flag to being unappreciative of the services of the military to overall being anti America; NFL players must learn to check their political activism outside the stadiums. They must not kneel on our dime. ICHEOKU supports the president 1000% on this and hereby calls on every player to respect the sensibilities of the many differently opined fans who paid to watch a game and not to be made mad by their personal political agenda.

IPOB: NOT A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION - USA


“The United States Government is strongly committed to Nigeria’s unity. Important political and economic issues affecting the Nigerian people, such as the allocation of resources, are worthwhile topics for respectful debate in a democracy. Within the context of unity, we encourage all Nigerians to support a de-escalation of tensions and peaceful resolution of grievances. The Indigenous People of Biafra is not a terrorist organization under US law.” - Russell Brooks, United States of America.

BIAFRA CANNOT BE WISHED AWAY BY THE FULANI/HAUSAS

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ROCKET MAN; ON A SUICIDE MISSION.



"The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary. That’s what the United Nations is all about; that’s what the United Nations is for. Let’s see how they do." - PDJT


DONATE TODAY TO HELP REBUILD LIVES!

DONATE TODAY TO HELP REBUILD LIVES!

ICHEOKU says the Red Cross does one heck of a good job going to the assistance of the needy; so in these times of great need, occasioned by so many hurricanes, flooding and earthquake, show that you really care, donate to help the victims rebuild their wrecked lives. Remember that the Almighty rewards a cheerful giver.

HILLARY CLINTON LOST THE ELECTION - CHARLES SCHUMER

HILLARY CLINTON LOST THE ELECTION - CHARLES SCHUMER

"When you lose to somebody who has a 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself. So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that." - Senator Charles Schumer, Senior Senator from the State of New York and Democratic Minority Leader in the Senate. ICHEOKU says the statement spoke volume and it spoke for itself. Finally it seems the Democrats have finally turned the corner and are now ready to face up to their abysmal performance in the last presidential election by acknowledging that the American people indeed choose Trump over their Hillary Clinton. Thankfully, they will also now rest their "Russians Did It" cockamamie and find a message they can present to the people and for the good of the country.. Time to move the process forward is now as American people did not buy into the crap of a Russian collusion which they tried unsuccessfully to sell to them.

North Korea PUT ON NOTICE

NORTH KOREA  PUT ON NOTICE: DON'T PUSH ME.
"North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. As I said, they will be met with the fire and fury and, frankly, power." - President Donald John Trump. ICHEOKU says the Michelin Tire midget at Pyongyang is definitely courting trouble and messing with the wrong man. He probably thinks Barack Obama the redline president is still in office; but unbeknownst to him there is a new sheriff in town and his name is Donald John Trump and he does not mess around. Hopefully China can rein in the little man before he commits mass suicide with his North Korean people.

NORTH KOREA: TOTAL ANNIHILATION NOW ON THE TABLE.

NORTH KOREA: TOTAL ANNIHILATION NOW ON THE TABLE.

ICHEOKU says once again the diminutive midget of Pyongyang has been advised to heed the resolution of the United Nations firm stand against his continuing provocations; and that the total wiping out of his North Korea is now an option should he force the hands of the United States of American military. In a statement by the Defense Secretary Jim Maddog Mattis over its latest nuclear test, the secretary said “Our commitment among the allies are ironclad. Any threat to the United States or its territories, including Guam, or our allies will be met with a massive military response, a response both effective and overwhelming. We are not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea, but as I said, we have many options to do so.” ICHEOKU says does not really know the joker that guy has, but whatever it is will likely very soon be forced out. The world including ICHEOKU is waiting and watching.

BIAFRA EXIT FROM NIGERIA: A CALL TO DUTY

BIAFRA EXIT FROM NIGERIA: A CALL TO DUTY
ICHEOKU says the time has come and the time is now for the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra to be allowed to choose their self governance and exit from Nigeria going forward.. A referendum on the future of Biafra is a legitimate demand of the people and it is their right to so do. The people of the Nation of Biafra want to go their own way because of the hostilities from other member nations of Nigeria. Let the United Nations order a referendum and let the people decide their own Biafraexit.

PDJT ISSUES A VERDICT ON ISLAMIST TERRORISTS


"There can be no coexistence with this violence. There can be no tolerating it, no accepting it, no excusing it, and no ignoring it. Every time a terrorist murders an innocent person and falsely invokes the name of God, it should be an insult to every person of faith. Terrorists do not worship God; they worship death. If we do not act against this organized terror, then we know what will happen and what will be the end result. Terrorism's devastation of life will continue to spread, peaceful societies will become engulfed by violence, and the futures of many generations will be sadly squandered. If we do not stand in uniform condemnation of this killing, then not only will we be judged by our people, not only will we be judged by history, but we will be judged by God." - President Donald John Trump.


BBOB: BRING BACK OUR BIAFRA

ICHEOKU says it is worth fighting for, self determination and it is not a crime for a people to aspire for self governance. Indigenous Peoples of Biafra are marching forward and hopefully they will soon get to the promised land. Viva Biafra.
#BringBackOurBiafra.





"When two raging fires meet together, they do consume the thing that feeds their fury. Though little fire grows great with little wind, yet extreme gusts do blow out fire." - William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew


WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN LIFE - STEVE JOBS

“I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy. Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me. God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth. Memories precipitated by love is the only true riches which will follow you, accompany you, giving you strength and light to go on. The most expensive bed in the world is the sick bed. You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear sickness for you. Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – Life. Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends. Treat yourself well. Cherish others.” - SJ

EVIL CANNOT BE TRULY DESTROYED.

"The threat of evil is ever present. We can contain it as long as we stay vigilant, but it can never truly be destroyed. - Lorraine Warren (Annabelle, the movie)


ONLY THE POOR WISH THEY HAD STUFF?

“I’m not that interested in material things. As long as I find a good bed that I can sleep in, that’s enough.” - Nicolas Berggruem, the homeless billionaire.

Friday, August 6, 2010

CONNECTICUT SHOOTING RAMPAGE AND RACISM IN AMERICA'S WORKPLACE.

Icheoku does not in any way condone or justify the murder of any person and for any reason whatsoever; but to deny that racism exists in workplaces throughout America is to deny the obvious. Any person who has ever held a job and who does not have the "right" skin pigmentation will attest to this unspoken but true story of a racially charged rancid and cantankerous seething work environment prevalent in our society.

Icheoku have in the past worked in a plant where some White colleagues will approach you and tell you to your face that they don't like you; and/or call you names like Camel-jack, nigger, ape and such other unpalatable names; but you feel handicapped to smack them on the face because you want and practically beg to be "accepted?" Icheoku have also worked in a plant where non of the White supervisors wants to see your "kind" around or have you in their team and continuously sent you around the different areas of the plant just to frustrate you; with one of them openly saying one day, that you are like an old penny who no one wants but which kept on recycling itself in peoples pockets. I have worked in a plant where I was denied training in fork-lift operation while my co-hires repeatedly went through the various stages of training which comes with raises, while they make excuses upon excuses; needless to say that you are never paid the same as the right-colored' ones. I have worked in a plant where after experiencing unbearably and very painful series of taunting, I went to the head manager to complain about racists taunts being made at me, only to be told that I should not expect to be loved by all and that I should suck it up? I have worked in a plant where co-workers were organised and instigated by one of them, conspired to set me up by alleging that I made "indecent sexual proposals to some other guy?" Without giving me any chance at hearing my accuser or defending myself, I found my tool box being wheeled out as I reported to my night-shift the next Sunday evening; and was summarily "escorted" out of the building by two security men. I tried to approach a lawyer but it was a small 'controlled' Midwestern town, who advised me to cut down on my losses and not bother going up against the big man of the community?.

So when murder-suicide Omar Thorton lost it and went berserk, alleging racists taunts, Icheoku somewhat understood what probably ticked him off; but we do not in anyway condone what he did. Admitted so many people faced with similar tribulations at their various workplaces, may have contemplated such a similar way-out; only to change their minds and later waived it off, reasoning that such madness is not the answer or solution, and since no one can completely kill a peoples mindset with any amount or degree of violence. The only plausible thing to do in the circumstance is to preach to their better sides, hoping that they will come around and show more understanding, with a possible change of mind as the bargain.
Majority, if not most immigrants and other minorities of America, especially black-Americans, put up daily with a lot of bullshit at their respective workplaces just to be allowed to have a decent and respectable means of putting food on the table and paying their way through life in America. But regrettably instead of understanding the driving force behind these apparent 'condescension' shown by these minority groupings, some of these White people still take full advantage of it, rubbing it in as hard as possible at the slightest opportunity as may present itself. So periodically eruptions are bound to occur, leading to such senseless and meaningless carnage and wastage of human-lives as was witnessed in Hartford Distributors in Manchester Connecticut just recently.
Such otherwise avoidable incident as took place in Connecticut rears its ugly head when the psychological assault becomes palpably so unbearable that the victim just erupts, usually resulting to a very tragic consequences. It is the unpalatable and undesirable end to a continuing racial warfare, the undercurrent of many American workplaces, which the high-ups therein usually are powerless or unwilling to arrests timely due to other considerations. Or put in another way, isn't it ridiculous that a worker would just go ballistic
simply because he was fired for 'stealing some beers?" Why is no one asking the tough question as to why the killer came to work that day packing guns and/or was he aware that he was going to be fired that day and came, prepared for a showdown? Is it possible that this guy had those guns (two 9mm handguns) stashed away somewhere in the workplace just waiting for the final straw to break his back before he turns into the murderous raging beast that Connecticut played host to just recently?
Icheoku is not buying the lame explanation that the killer was fired for just 'stealing beers,' even if the place had a zero-tolerance for stealing? What is the value of the stolen article/s that he should be fired just for that or was he a repeat offender? May be it is about time the employers released the surveillance video on U-Tube for the world to see and make their own inferences. Why was he not suspended for few weeks or even made to pay restitution for the value of the "stolen beers?" Why was the theft not reported to the police and demand for his full prosecution made or was he a victim of a set-up conspiracy to get him and fire his arse? Did the killer get his due process and allowed to defend the alleged 'theft of beers' or was he another victim of the "no second chance for the black-American man policy in America? Was the killer a victim of the lynch-him mob mentality of some White Americans whenever a "black-man' is implicated in anything infra-diginitious. Icheoku demands complete answers and hopefully a full police investigation will unravel what actually transpired at this beer distributorship in Connecticut, leading to this needless wastage of so many precious human lives.
But usually they will fire you without blinking their eyelids and to their delight and call your bluff. They will push you to the edge of the cliff and make you jump while pretending a dear friendship; and because you want to continue providing for your family you just have to take it bent over with fake smiles until you cannot take it anymore. In a phone call to his mom before he took his own life, Omar Thorton was emphatic that he was boxed into a tight corner. In his own words, he reportedly said, , "I killed the five racists that were bothering me." Admitted he kept the pain of their bother bottled up until the resulting volcanic explosion.
Like one criminologist postulated, the killer did not just wake up and decided to go out and kill some people; it was a long bottled-up anger as a result of an existing situation or policy which he tried to control but could no longer control. Simply put, Omar Thornton lost it. Video evidence collaborated the girlfriends account that the killer targeted and chased specific victims before taking his own life. It is also on record that Omar passed over several people during the rampage inside and around the distributor; suggesting that he was on a specific mission, according to his mind to avenge his traducers. Even the lawyer for the Teamsters Local 1035 collaborated Omar's good behavior and affirmed that he was not a problem employee and had not had any previous disciplinary issues; and also was not aware of how much beer Thornton was alleged to have stolen. And as a witness unto himself and act, Omar tried before taking his life to explain his motive as follows - "You probably want to know the reason why I shot this place up, this place is a racist place. They're treating me bad over here. And treat all other black employees bad over here, too. So I took it to my own hands and handled the problem. I wish I could have got more of the people." After avenging what he honestly believed was a racist treatment in the workplace, Omar Thorton assured the 911 operator that he was not going to kill anyone else; and kept to his words. Icheoku asks, does this person who was methodical, calm and calculated in executing his embarked mission, sound like a disgruntled 'fired' employee out to just shoot some bunch of people? Otherwise why the choice of word "the people" above and the passing over of some people while targeting others.
Skip to next paragraphIcheoku says that for Hartford DIstributors spokesmen to flatly deny that their "employees harbored no racist views" is pendatic and tells a lot about the insensitivity of the company to racism in their workplace; since it is foolhardy to deny the obvious racial tension any place their is a racial mix at a workplace. Scrawling of racist epithets on bathroom stalls and walls as well as locker-rooms is a common place occurences in many workplaces; and that effigies and dead mouses are placed in peoples lockers. So whoever this spokesman speaking for Hartford Distributors is, Icheoku says, he or she is led through the teeth, denying that their employees do not harbor racist views. Icheoku is wont to ascribe to the killer's girlfriend, Kristi Hannah's recollection that "everyone of the victims was a person I heard Omar mention" and that "He didn't go around randomly shooting people. He knew these were the people who
Skip to next paragraph"People who do these kinds of things don't wake up that morning and decide to do it," he says. "They tend to be grievance collectors who remember every slight and … they tend to externalize blame. Whatever happens is not their fault, and they tend to perceive a profound sense of injustice.Icheoku admonishes Teamster official Christopher Roos that the shooting probably and most likely had everything to do with race (he killed only White people) and that Omar Thornton was not just "a disgruntled employee who shot a bunch of people." Omar was pissed at something, something or somebody made him so mad that life lost its meaning to him that he went out and committed such heinous act of a supposed "vengeance?" It is about time we all stopped pretending that all is well among the various races that populate America the beautiful and start doing something seriously to arrest the situation towards having a better relationship and understanding among everyone.Like so many black minorities of America, Omar was 'sick of being pressured by racism at his workplace to quit his job just because they can't accept his shade of color.' Listen to the 911 call made by the man who triggered this madness when he fired an "innocent" man over the silly reason of "stealing some beers;" and you will hear the smirk on his voice repeatedly mentioning that the shooter is a blackman! According to his recorded 911 call, he said "His name is Omar Thornton. He's a black guy, and get the cops here right away" Then you ask yourself why the emphasis on his race if not for the police to come charging down the distributorship, fully armed to confront and do a battle with the blackman who as usual, was armed and dangerous?Icheoku says that Omar was not an "angry or disgruntled employee" but someone who was pushed over the ledge and couldn't take it anymore. Simply put, he just lost it and set out to avenge the people he felt were responsible for his misfortune. But that said, Icheoku condemns the killings of Connecticut as well as every other irrational act of murder; but would prefer if those underlying triggers of such explosive vengeful behavior is nipped in the bud through a more friendly workplace with high tolerance of everyone especially the minorities by the majority. The majority should know fully well that like themselves those minorities equally have needs, desires and families to take care of; and further desires some modicum of the American dream too. Icheoku condoles the families of the lost ones and rebuke Omar Thorton for the course he choose as not necessarily the right one; and that he should have sought help or just walk away.

How could any reasonable manager anywhere just fire someone who was described as "very hardworking and mellow," who had no prior disciplinary reprimand or issue at all, just for "stealing some beers?" Why not query or write him up for bad behavior of loving Budweiser so much that he commandeered some cans for himself; or even suspend him for a few weeks and later make him pay restitution. Why was the alleged theft not reported to the police for full investigation and prosecution of the misdemeanor, if not for an agenda - the usually zero tolerance no second chance policy for minorities of America at many workplaces? Former Mayor of New York Rudy Guiliani's daughter just stole some makeup at Sephora and she already made bail and possibly no one is going to fire her or prosecute her because she is of the right skin-tone? Anyway, all the ifs and whys cannot undo what was done; but they may help in understanding what was in order to prevent a repeat future occurrence; and so Icheoku will encourage a more acceptable, tolerant and open-discussion working environment in our dear society; which would have prevented this sad outburst. What an avoidable tragedy of Connecticut this bloodletting at Manchester was.

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Beer warehouse shooter long complained of racism


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AP – **ADDS LOCATION PHOTO WAS TAKEN** This June 2010 cell phone photo provided by Kristi Hannah, shows her …
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By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press Writer – 2 hrs 7 mins ago
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – To those closest to him, Omar Thornton was caring, quiet and soft-spoken. He was excited to land a well-paying job at a beer delivery company a few years ago and his longtime girlfriend says they talked of marrying and having children.
But underneath, Thornton seethed with a sense of racial injustice for years that culminated in a shooting rampage Tuesday in which the Connecticut man killed eight and wounded two others at his job at Hartford Distributors in Manchester before killing himself.
"I know what pushed him over the edge was all the racial stuff that was happening at work," said his girlfriend, Kristi Hannah.
Thornton, a black man, said as much in a chilling, four-minute 911 call.
"You probably want to know the reason why I shot this place up," Thornton said in a recording released Thursday. "This place is a racist place. They're treating me bad over here. And treat all other black employees bad over here, too. So I took it to my own hands and handled the problem. I wish I could have got more of the people."
Thornton, 34, went on his killing spree moments after he was forced to resign when confronted with video evidence that he had been stealing and reselling beer.
Hartford Distributors president Ross Hollander said there was no record to support claims of "racial insensitivity" made through the company's anti-harassment policy, the union grievance process or state and federal agencies. Relatives of the victims also rejected the claims.
Thornton, who grew up in the Hartford area, complained about racial troubles on the job long before he worked at Hartford Distributors.
"He always felt like he was being discriminated (against) because he was black," said Jessica Anne Brocuglio, his former girlfriend. "Basically they wouldn't give him pay raises. He never felt like they accepted him as a hard working person."

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Beer warehouse shooter long complained of racism

To those closest to him, Omar Thornton was caring, quiet and soft-spoken. He was excited to land a well-paying job at a beer delivery company a few years ago and his longtime girlfriend says they talked of marrying and having children.
But underneath, Thornton seethed with a sense of racial injustice for years that culminated in a shooting rampage Tuesday in which the Connecticut man killed eight and wounded two others at his job at Hartford Distributors in Manchester before killing himself.
"I know what pushed him over the edge was all the racial stuff that was happening at work," said his girlfriend, Kristi Hannah.
Thornton, a black man, said as much in a chilling, four-minute 911 call.
"You probably want to know the reason why I shot this place up," Thornton said in a recording released Thursday. "This place is a racist place. They're treating me bad over here. And treat all other black employees bad over here, too. So I took it to my own hands and handled the problem. I wish I could have got more of the people."
Thornton, 34, went on his killing spree moments after he was forced to resign when confronted with video evidence that he had been stealing and reselling beer.
Hartford Distributors president Ross Hollander said there was no record to support claims of "racial insensitivity" made through the company's anti-harassment policy, the union grievance process or state and federal agencies. Relatives of the victims also rejected the claims.
Thornton, who grew up in the Hartford area, complained about racial troubles on the job long before he worked at Hartford Distributors.
"He always felt like he was being discriminated (against) because he was black," said Jessica Anne Brocuglio, his former girlfriend. "Basically they wouldn't give him pay raises. He never felt like they accepted him as a hard working person."

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Thornton, who grew up in the Hartford area, complained about racial troubles on the job long before he worked at Hartford Distributors.
"He always felt like he was being discriminated (against) because he was black," said Jessica Anne Brocuglio, his former girlfriend. "Basically they wouldn't give him pay raises. He never felt like they accepted him as a hard working person."
One time Thornton had a confrontation with a white co-worker who used a racial slur against him, she said. Thornton changed jobs a few times because he was not getting raises, Brocuglio said.
"I'm sick of having to quit jobs and get another job because they can't accept me," she said he told her.
Brocuglio, who said she dated Thornton until eight years ago, said Thornton helped her become a certified nursing aide. She said he never drank or smoked and remained calm, even when she would yell or grab him.
"He was such a caring person," said Brocuglio, who is white. "He showed me so much love. He was like a teddy bear."
Brocuglio's sister, Toni, said Thornton would come home and say co-workers called him racial slurs. He was also upset by comments made by passers-by about the interracial couple, she said.
"He just didn't understand why people had so much hatred in their lives," Toni Brocuglio said.
Brocuglio said Thornton put her family up in a hotel after a fire at her house and was "like a second dad" to her children.
"Omar was the best man I ever met in my life," Brocuglio said.
Thornton ran into his own troubles a decade ago when he filed for bankruptcy protection. His debts were discharged in 2001 and the case was closed.
Around that time, Thornton was hired as a driver with Chemstation New England, a chemical company in South Windsor. But he was let go after 10 months, unable to master the mechanical skills involved handling the equipment, said Bruce LeFebvre, the owner.
"He was a real nice kid when he was with us," LeFebvre said. "Certainly I would never have expected anything like this from him."
LeFebvre said Thornton handled it well when he was let go.
Thornton was hired for a warehouse job at Hartford Distributors about two years ago and was later promoted to driver. Drivers can make up to $60,000 and receive excellent benefits, said John Hollis, legislative liaison for the Teamsters who represent employees at the company.
"He had this huge smile on his face" when he was hired, Hannah said.
Thornton seemed happy outside of work, too, playing basketball and video games and occasionally shooting his gun at a local range with a friend.
Thornton and his mother were especially excited when Barack Obama was elected the first African American president, Hannah said. He listed Obama and the gun range among his interests on his Facebook page.
But Hannah said he showed her cell phone photos of racist graffiti in the bathroom at the beer company and overheard a company official using a racial epithet in reference to him, but a union representative did not return his phone calls. Police said they recovered the phone and forensics experts would examine it.
"Nothing else bothered him except these comments he would make about them doing the racial things to him," Hannah said.

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"He was a real nice kid when he was with us," LeFebvre said. "Certainly I would never have expected anything like this from him."
LeFebvre said Thornton handled it well when he was let go.
Thornton was hired for a warehouse job at Hartford Distributors about two years ago and was later promoted to driver. Drivers can make up to $60,000 and receive excellent benefits, said John Hollis, legislative liaison for the Teamsters who represent employees at the company.
"He had this huge smile on his face" when he was hired, Hannah said.
Thornton seemed happy outside of work, too, playing basketball and video games and occasionally shooting his gun at a local range with a friend.
Thornton and his mother were especially excited when Barack Obama was elected the first African American president, Hannah said. He listed Obama and the gun range among his interests on his Facebook page.
But Hannah said he showed her cell phone photos of racist graffiti in the bathroom at the beer company and overheard a company official using a racial epithet in reference to him, but a union representative did not return his phone calls. Police said they recovered the phone and forensics experts would examine it.
"Nothing else bothered him except these comments he would make about them doing the racial things to him," Hannah said.