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"lee johnson" Discussed on Northwest Newsradio
"33,588. The club is valued at $725 million. Google has backed out of plans to open a new campus in Kirkland on a ten acre property occupied by Lee Johnson, Chevrolet. It would have been Google's third Kirkland campus and 5th in the puget sound region. The Dow gained 104 points to close at 33,724. NASDAQ lost 30 and the S&P 500 fell almost three. This is rob Smith with northwest news radio. A sustained period of mass shootings. The U.S. has been averaging 600 plus for the last three years, meeting with democratic congressional leadership in the Roosevelt room at The White House today. President Biden, thanks Senate Democrats for reintroducing assault weapons ban legislation after back to back shooting massacres in California. ABC News White House correspondent Karen Travers has the latest. President Biden noted he had just spent time in California surveying the damage after recent extreme weather and flooding and now communities there are morning after recent mass shootings. Our hearts are with the people of California. They've been a rough couple of days. The president said in The White House leader confirmed that vice president Harris will travel to Monterey Park to honor the victims of last weekend shooting. Mister Biden again urged Congress to move forward on legislation introduced by democratic lawmakers to restrict sales of assault weapons. Karen Travers ABC News, Washington. The Justice Department is conducting a formal investigation into Abbott Laboratories nearly a year after the baby formula shortage, and Abbott spokesperson said the company is fully cooperating in the probe that focuses on Abbott's plan in Sturgis, Michigan, Abbott shutdown production there less February, after baby su consume formula made there became sick, the closure led to a nationwide shortage of infant formula. Researchers at the university of Georgia are trying to make life a bit sweeter for honeybees, the Athens banner Herald reports that a team has joined forces with a locally based BioTech company to develop what's considered the world's first honeybee vaccine is development came about after a certain virus was identified as causing B colony collapse. The vaccine will be distributed through a sugary dough like substance that attracts honey bees, health updates, Sara Lee Kessler, NBC News radio. Northwest traffic
Talk Is Jericho
"lee johnson" Discussed on Talk Is Jericho
"So how did you end up getting signed the actual contract offer? So, you know, I had the match with Kenny I rested Lance and then so all that aired about a month later, we're doing more tapings than Jacksonville. So I go down to Jacksonville, I ended up wrestling Phoenix in still one of my favorite AW matches, Phoenix is amazing. Best athlete. Yeah, so amazing. And then I also wrestled and then the next day I wrestled Sammy. Another great athlete. Yeah, right. So I had those two matches and so we both went well. Yeah, I'd like to think so, yeah, yeah. So yeah, we had those two matches, and then between the next tapings, I was told that Tony wanted to keep bringing me in and stuff, and then the next taping I was offered a contract offered to deal, so. How did that feel? Oh man, it was crazy. I remember just being in my hotel room just staring at this contract. It's such a surreal thing. You know, you always hear the elusive contract that everybody talks about on the Indies, that's like the thing. You want to get signed. Obviously, you know this, but it's just crazy. I just remember staring at this contract thinking like, wow, I made it. But I was also thinking like, this is where the hard part starts. I remember talking to somebody else who had also gotten signed at the time and I was like, you know, this is like where it's actually gets hard. Because now you quote unquote made it, but you have to stay relevant. I feel like that's honestly the hardest part of wrestling is staying relevant and staying staying staying involved. Yeah, exactly. Something that you've done great your whole career reinventing yourself and all that stuff. So it's hard, it is. But it's just something that Ezra wrestlers you've got to deal with. You got to figure it out. Yeah, that's pretty cool, 'cause like you said, during, you mentioned you got laid off from your other job because of COVID. What was it? I worked at a doggy day care. Oh, and that's not a bad gig. No, it wasn't that bad. It wasn't that bad. But once again, that even the dogs were getting locked down, sent home, right? So you laid off from that. You see the whole independent scene is dried up. I mean, it was a scary time, even for us. I remember week after week of going out there with no people or the 40 people that we had and just like, it sucks. This is so hard. So hard to do this. And I was talking to somebody in another interview about this about how it was the first time I'd ever were a mask. And I feel like it made it way harder that there was nobody out there because you want to listen to the people and you want to figure out what's working for you as far as like, does this move get a reaction? Does this thing does this little taunt that I do get a reaction? Does this not work? Whatever. And I feel like figuring out how to wear a mask and how to, you know, because you kind of have to figure out how to emote and show emotion without your face. You know what I mean? And that can be hard to figure out. Very hard to do. Yeah, and especially with no crowd, you can't really because we're just stuck with the workers out there that are just going to cheer no matter what. So you don't really know what works. Luckily, we have the Internet to where you kind of see online. Oh, I liked when this guy did this or whatever. But I feel like it was very hard for me to wear a mask for the first time with no crowd because I had no idea what what would work. And it was kind of also like a whole other character because at the time the dark order was like a dark culty heel faction, so I kind of had to be like this serious scary character. Whereas if I'm a heel, generally, I like to be this like more cocky arrogant kind of heel. But I was kind of trying to be more serious and all this stuff and just doing things that I hadn't really gotten a chance to do in my career yet. And I feel like doing all that without a crowd is very hard. I remember even just did this. You said to this selling it. We're selling too long. I'm not selling long enough. We're taking enough time. Stuff that's just instinctual when you have the crowd to kind of fill in the gaps. You don't get this all that one work, just hold on, stay there, wait, wait, wait, wait. And there's nothing. And it's just like, yeah, there's just a clock ticking of like, well, we gotta get this done in ten minutes. So here we go, you know? Were you in the dark order right out of the bat then when you got pretty much? I had all the matches. I think I had like one more match after the Sami match. I wrestled in a tag match against best Friends. I did that. And then the next day, I think we did a little vignette backstage with Brody where he introduced the mask and stuff and I put the mask on. And the first mask was even worse because it wasn't fitted to my head. It was just like these generic masks that they had for the creepers, you know? And it's so big. There's like a picture of me online that still floating around online sometimes like when an article pops up about me like it'll still be that picture. And it's me and just like black jeans and I have this big ass mask on and like you can't even see my eyes in it. It's just like on my head. So I had to have a match. I wrestled Lee Johnson. I had to have a match in that mask and I was like, oh my God, this sucks. Because it's like moving around, you have to fix it a bunch. We'll have to post that picture. You have to send it. Dude, it's the worst. So why was everyone wearing masks at that point in time in the dark road? I don't remember. I think it was just kind of like an initiation thing. Everybody accepts stew, was wearing a mask at the time.
Black History Year
"lee johnson" Discussed on Black History Year
"The only way we get through this is in unity. And just like that, we're at the end of this episode of black history year. This podcast is produced by push black. The nation's largest nonprofit black media company. That pushed black, we agree with Marcus garvey when he said a people without knowledge of their past history origin and culture is like a tree without roots. And I'm guessing you probably feel that's important too. I mean, you're here at the end of a podcast about black history..
Black History Year
"lee johnson" Discussed on Black History Year
"Care what their name is. I don't know who their inspiration is. But it takes work. You know, it's not like a rally. You don't get to you don't get to put on your beret leather jacket and run around with a shotgun and think he's scaring white people. Okay, who have more guns than you? You know, it's that work is that it's that comrade that gets up at four 30 in the morning to feed somebody else's kids. And keep in mind the average age of a party member was like 17 years old, okay? What are our teenagers doing today? You know, you could join the party at 16. I was 15, but I was about to be, but what I'm saying is, what has changed, teenagers are the same, but what's changed to make a teenager get up in the morning to feed somebody else's kids or to go out and organize a free Food Program so we give away a thousand bags of groceries so that we can expose hunger in America, you know, or develop a tutorial program for kids, does our community even care anymore to the same extent that we once did? It seemed that, you know, back in the era that we're speaking about, there was more of a sense of shared destiny and a connection, but today it seems that we are becoming more and more separated more individualist minded and don't necessarily see our fates tied to those of our brothers and sisters, which you agree or disagree with them. Hardly agree. You know, our opposition realized they had to change the culture on the street. See, the reason why the youth during that time got up and did these things was because then you would hear it often because I want to help my people. You would hear that. Why are you doing this? Because I want to help my people or because I'm black. You know, you're not going to get there now. Because the culture on the street has been changed to just what you said, an individualistic, I gotta get mine. I gotta get paid, screw everybody else. And especially seems that since, as you mentioned, the drugs were flooded into the community and the government's hand in that it's not uncommon for us to now look just at our neighbors as our primary enemy as opposed to, I think, prior to that when it was more apparent, the forces that were actually against us. So what do you think it would take to shift the mindset the culture to get to a point where we can see ourselves in our communities in the light we need to in order to take a different type of collective action? I think it's coming about now. I think that we have a new mentality that's developing. You know, I watch some of these grassroots groups like wisdom from the field here in Los Angeles and some other groups out here who are actually trying to do things in the community. You know, when we were doing survival programs, we went to see what would help the community now. So a breakfast program might not be needed today. Maybe it's a computer literacy program. You see what I'm saying? Maybe it's something as simple as an arts program where you bring the community together and teach kids art. Because any of these things actually brings people together to bring your neighbors out so that they can meet each other and know who they are and know who each other's kids are. Okay. One of the reasons why that house was so full with mark when Martin, 13 year old marquita files was killed. You know? I guess he would have been a younger brother at that time. David Blake, DJ quick, was related to her. That would have been her, his older sister, because he would have been like a baby about that time, you know? But what happened was was that as they went door to door, everybody in the community was concerned. And that's why they were able to have a house full of people. And one of the reasons why business files was able to be legal was because there was there was a community outcry. You know, we were able to raise some money, but they were aware that people were outraged.
Black History Year
"lee johnson" Discussed on Black History Year
"Being interrogated. Would he give up any secrets? What would happen? They never told him what they had done. You know, he never really understood what happened until later would have came This was part of the MK ultra program using these psychedelics. Unwittingly on people. By the early 70s, the police realized that by killing black leaders that they were creating martyrs. And if you look at COINTELPRO, the FBI's counterintelligence program goal was basically to disrupt discredit and destroy people in organizations. That was, well, basically the best way to disrupt an organization is to basically drug your leadership, you know, which discredits them and eventually destroys them. By the late 1970s, just about every major figure in the black liberation movement had a cocaine issue. That was an accidental. And this is before the flood of cocaine that comes from Iran contra, you know, where places like Compton and south central are flooded by basically government cocaine. And that gives me that and that's the other part to the story. The other thing that the government realized was that they had to change the culture on the street. You know, during that time, the culture on the street was a national black nationalistic culture. You know, more of a revolutionary activist culture, that was changed by using media, especially the movies, so called black exploitation movies. To change the culture on the street for one of the revolutionary or nationalistic culture to one of a gangster culture. If you look at all these movies, black Caesar, super fly, all those movies basically glorify the hustle, the streethouse, or the pimp. You know, the drug dealer. And this was like mid late 70s when these films started coming out real. Oh, this was the early 70s. Early 70s, okay, so we're on the same time as I guess panzers came into prominence. Well, about the same time that the Black Panther Party had been heavily repressed. We're talking about after the assassination of Fred Hampton and Mark Clark. The assassinations over here and UCLA have bunch of Carter and John huggins. You know, the raid across the country offices and facilities, but including in December 1969, you know, the 5 hour police murder rate on the Los Angeles chapters headquartered on central avenue. So people saw, you know, people saw that and said, oh man, well, you know, if you're a revolutionary, it's like, it's like you're under the gun. It might be a little easier to just be a regular criminal. And it's starting to look good because superfly look like he's having fun. Okay. And you saw that transition take place. And to this day, you don't hear these kids talking about, I want to be revolutionary, you know, with this man is against gangs to that. And yeah, through media is extremely powerful and telling us the least what we should prioritize. And it's interesting to hear about you describe that in real time as you were saying that. So as you were seeing these changes happening in society and the attacks on the movement through the COINTELPRO and through potentially MKUltra, Well, I was involved in some things that I really can't mention now. Sure. Sure. For the most part, we were still running our survival programs, but of course that last, how would you say a few years of the party? I didn't leave the party until 1980. But after he afternoon had returned and after he laying Brown had had a left, things got pretty chaotic. And that was because of the results of what the FBI had been doing for years. You know, one of the things they were able to do was now, they were able to embody the Black Panther Party in one person. And that was doctor Newman. So all they had to do then was just destroy that one person. And then as basically what happened to them, you know, doctor Newton in 1982 announced that the Black Panther Party had disbanded. But even before then, even a few years before the Black Panther Party was just existing. It was, it was no longer operating political. And you know, that's why, you know, it's nice to see the other legacy survives and you see all these groups wanting to emulate the Black Panther Party. But you can't call yourself the new Black Panther Party or the Black Panther Party, militia, that or the other, without taking up the ideology of the Black Panther Party. Which many of them don't even really know. You know, we talked about revolutionary inner communalism. The idea that, you know, we're all around the world, we're all communities that interact with each other. And if something something happens in South Africa, that affects us here in America. You know, something happens in Palestine, that affects us here. And vice versa. So they don't have that type of ideology. Matter of fact, they've been kind of twisted what they've heard without looking at what was actually real. So you can't call yourself the Black Panther Party if you don't take on even the organizing tactics, okay? We ran the breakfast program. We ran the free Food Program. You know, we ran these programs for a reason. And those reasons were to serve the people, body, and so, and by doing that, we were able to form a connection with the community, okay? Because it's not, it's not, you know, the path is against the police or against racism. It's our community against the police and racism. You see what I'm saying? Absolutely. The Panthers work for the community they're on behalf of the community and members of the community. But it was with that understanding that, you know, we were not a separate force. You know, he had criticized that in the early 70s because there was a defection in the party and he we basically was saying, look, you know, you run the risk of becoming revolutionary cultists. That's why he had us take off the leather jacket, take off the beret and just go into the community and work in the community. So that we did not separate ourselves. You can't organize the community from the outside. And when we were trying to do with stand as one with the community. And we have too many of these other groups who keep saying, oh, we represent the community, but they don't have a base in the community. And that's what you have to create if you're going to sustain yourself on any level. And so when I start seeing an organization that does that, I don't.
Black History Year
"lee johnson" Discussed on Black History Year
"The party, what was happening in terms of leadership. Well, in the early 70s, which is above the time that I joined the party, the party was was changing tactics because of the heavy losses that have been taken earlier. You know, the raids aren't the raids on me on the offices, the destruction of medical supplies and food for the breakfast program was a routine thing. The arrest, and of course, I'm sure you're aware of the assassinations, just across the country. But specifically in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, in Chicago, I think where the two chapters that have the most party members killed by law enforcement. So people were very aware that this was a life and death endeavor enacted accordingly. But what he laying saw was that the rhetoric needed to be tempered with action and the action was to take control of the local municipality to deform a base that we could use and develop resources for us. And she was a genius of that. You know, the Oakland community school George Jackson medical clinic in Berkeley, you know, and then the like programs across the country. You know, the medical clinic in from the Seattle chapter is still open to this day. So, like I said, these programs weren't just goody two shoes. I'm trying to do something I'm a feed your kid or for a day. These programs were developed so that the party could organize around the issues and unify the community behind the issues that the programs are bringing out. What were some of the challenges to getting the community to engage with this strategy that you're describing? Well, actually, a lot of people could relate to that strategy. Unfortunately, in Compton, most of that leadership that I was telling you about that Douglas dollar hide in people like Maxie filer and other black luminaries out of Compton, they were oriented by the NAACP. Most of them had come out of, especially in the late 50s and early 60s had come out of the NAACP and their movement was more of a middle class inclusion. They were they didn't make an analysis that the system that the system or the institutions were racist and needed to be changed, they wanted to become a part of those institutions and show that they could competently run a city. For instance, in the mid 70s, we ran Lionel Wilson from mayor of Oakland. But in fact, I'm glad I was able to work in political campaigns. I worked in dollar heights campaign in Compton. In 1969, and I worked in Lionel Wilson's campaign, and he became the first black mayor of Oakland. But the party was able to become most effective during that time and under the leadership of Elaine Brown. We were able to have more of a sway with the city in an effort to get jobs in the community. We had panthers on the port commission. You know, we had this opportunity to different commissions and making those institutions more responsive to people and then trying to think of creative ways to uplift our community by using by using those resources. For instance, Erica huggins was on the Alameda board of education. So what she was able to do was to raise the contradiction of the education of the incarcerated youth. Which was basically none, but no one had ever paid attention to it. So at this point, members of the community were more open to the revolutionary approach or were they more open to the middle class inclusion approach that you were mentioning? Well, it depends on what community you were in. Unfortunately, encountered we weren't dealing with that middle class, assimilation type of program. You know, the people who were elected at that time basically wanted to show that black people could competently run a city. That was their main goal. You know, our goal was a little more ambitious, that we could actually recreate a vision of what a city should look like and how it should serve its constituents. And some of it was generational. You know? So, for instance, you know, the black administration and the Compton was not necessarily opposed to us. They just had their own, I would just say their own agenda. Now, in Oakland, it was different. You know, of course, Oakland was the base of the party. And their idea was to actually recreate a vision of what a city should be and how it should serve its people. And of course, we had a huge backlash there. I have Jay, I'll just tell you my personal theory because we also a lot of people remember, we brought Huey Newton back, doctor Newton back from Cuba. I believe, you know, whenever you look at Paul Roberson, and the things that happened to Paul Roberson now, how he became almost a glore folded. But he has suffered from delusions and anxieties, which caused him not to be able to travel. Now, Paul Roberts had never denounced his politics or anything like that. It's just all of a sudden he had issues where he could barely get out of the house, which was ironic because the United States was trying to keep him from traveling around the world because they didn't like what he was saying about America. I believe that looking at this program called MKUltra, which was a CIA administered program that used drugs to change behavior. If you read about Paul Roberson and his illnesses, you know, his son his son would even say, you know, I think my dad's been drugged, but if you look at the symptoms, it sounds like a bad acid trip. I believe something similar happened to doctor Newton. You know, a lot of people were aware that he was self medicating. But people forget it was, you know, he was probably self mitigating before when he was in prison because he had been shot in the abdomen and was in pain. You know, so I believe that that issue was taken advantage of. Give us a summary actually of the MKUltra program. MK ultra was a program by the CIA, what they were trying to do was experiment with different psychedelic drugs to see how it would affect people. Or if they could actually modify behavior with it. There was a 60 minutes program where this was done years ago where they interviewed a black soldier who had been in Berlin at the time when there was the Berlin Wall and everything. I think he was there either in the late 50s or early 60s. He was kidnapped off the street, tied up, basically tossed into a basement and interrogated. And while he was being interrogated, they gave him massive doses of LSD. And they wanted to see how he would react to.
Black History Year
"lee johnson" Discussed on Black History Year
"The back bedroom. His white hand, opposite his machine gun, violently grabbed a quiz perfectly quaffed fro and dragged her to the living room. From inside the bedroom, she heard a man identify her fiance. The love of her life, Fred Hampton. The sound of the last two gunshots, pierced the air, and the quietness that followed was deafening. The man turned to a queer. With a gun pressed firmly to a pregnant belly, no tears crept down a quiz face. Instead, she remained stoic and found solace in her bravery. Her survivors guilt would not devour her. She had to continue the work. Along with preserving Fred Hampton's childhood home as a safe space for community organizing and education classes in Jerry coached young actress Dominique fishback on how to portray her in the black messiah, a film about the days, leading up to Hampton's death. But in Jerry isn't alone. Many other black panthers are still here. Still alive and still fighting. What does black liberation look like to you? Self determination, self definition. The ability to define phenomenon our community and have that phenomena act in a way that works in our favor. And how does your work contribute toward that vision of black liberation? You know, I tend to try my best to inform our community. So I write books on local history. I try to plug the holes that have been left by the history that you receive in high school. For instance, I live in California. It wasn't until I was an adult that I knew anything about the last governor under Mexican rule who was a black man. You know? So you don't hear too much about black people being governors of this or that, but here in California, we've had a black governor. It's just that he was under Mexican rule. And that was Don pio pico. Now, most of us in the black community, most of our lives have driven up and down people boulevard. And had no idea that it was named for a black man. Society overall tries to make it seem like, yes, okay, there was repression against black people. You have segregation and everything. But if it wasn't for good white people, you would still be in that situation. So I write about black heroes. I try not to just wallow in tragedy, but also show our victories. I try to raise that contradiction in education. The duty of the revolutionary is to raise or heighten the contradiction. So every chance we get, we try to raise the contradiction between the ideals that the society puts forward and the reality. So it's a matter of breaking through the illusion of freedom or of independence. And actually look at the reality of our situation. We have to make a correct analysis of our concrete situation. And with all the distractions that are involved with society, from video games to all the entertainment, just to distract us from what's really going on in our lives and how things around the world affect us. You find that more people have their attention into things that don't even exist. Rather than looking at situations that affect us directly. So we try to point people in the direction to where they're looking at their concrete reality and not being distracted. And then try to give them tools to act. So, mister Johnson, when you were coming up and California, that your family or your community emphasize local black history and the ways that you have come to emphasize it. I grew up in the city of Compton. And I grew up there at a very unique time because as you know Compton was the city where we had the first black mayor of a major municipality west of the Mississippi. Not only did he have that but when our mayor was mayor Douglas doller high. And actually, he was a son of a slave, but he also walked into office with a majority black city council and school board. So in Compton, we had a unique situation, so after learning about the tuskegee airmen while I was a student, Benjamin O Davis, junior high school. We went on a field trip to the Dominguez Adobe. Where we were able to learn about the Spanish occupation of California and then eventually the Mexican occupation of California. And as I mentioned, the last governor of new Mexican wool, which was PLP and the last military leader under Mexican rule, which was his brother Andreas pigo. So one of the things we're not told about is that during the American conquest, the two leading members of California, the governor and the commander of the military were both men of African descent. So that's when I started noticing that a lot, a lot of history has just left out. We're given this narrative that very rarely in blues us when in fact we're all over the place. So when you're coming up and you realize that part of history that we're all over the place that we have engaged in multiple aspects of history, since the beginning of time, essentially, how did that change your outlook as a young person and what did you do next? Well, the city I was living in Compton was in was in a transition. But once I realized that I was being lied to about something basic like history, it made me curious about what else was going on that I wasn't being adequately informed about. And then I started wondering why. So, you know, I became a little more involved with reading news and trying to find out more about history. Right about that same time. There had been a robbery and what they told us. The police were chasing these guys in the car, the car wrecked, you know, they hit a pole and they got guys kind of scrambled out and they started running. You know, you know how kids in the neighborhood do you see something going on? You kind of run towards it. Well, we ran towards it just in time to see, you know, this one guy was running and he's knocking on all these doors. He's trying to, you know, trying to get away, but there's a bunch of housing he's knocking on the doors in the cop just got down on one knee and shot him in the back. And I don't remember him being long or anything like that. So that was like, okay, and then within the next 6 months, the Los Angeles County sheriffs have basically shot a 13 year old girl in the head around the corner for me. She was the younger sister of a couple of some friends of mine on the foul stamp. And Martina files was on the hid by the sheriff while they were brutalizing her mother. So that actually got me more involved politically. Matter of fact, that's when I first, when I first became involved with the Black Panther Party. Tell me about that. How did you become involved after you became more politicized? Marquis was killed. They had actually arrested her mother. Charged her with murder. It was members of the Black Panther Party who had come out and organized the community. I mean, they went door to door, asking if people knew what had happened. And announced there was a meeting at the house that night. So, you know, the place was packed. Everybody was there. And they basically because people had no idea what to do. But you had people who were able to kind of say this is what we need to do as a neighborhood or as a community. And the first thing was to get misses spouse out of jail. So, you know, I was impressed. You know, here it wasn't just people talking about doing some, but people doing something. And at that time, the breakfast program was going. So Friends of mine, we volunteered as community workers for the breakfast program. Now, Black Panther Party believed in theory and practice. You know, today you have these guys walking around and some of them like to dress up and braise and carry on. And they have a lot of rhetoric. But where's their practice? And I don't mean showing up at some rally with a bunch of shotguns. What I'm saying, what are you doing every day in the community to raise that contradiction? With the breakfast program, the Black Panther Party was able to show that in America, richest country on the planet, black children were going to school hungry. And an embarrassed the government to the point where they expanded their breakfast program into the schools to counter what we were doing. What was that like, as you actually began to get engaged and join up with the program? Now, the reason why that program was so successful with a lot of people don't understand was that the goal of the reference program will just defeat children. It was to bring the community together because what started happening was that mothers and fathers of the children that we were feeding, of course, wanted to make that program work. So they started participating. They got to know each other. And what we realized was that the successful breakfast program wasn't one that was run by the Black Panther Party, but the ones that were taken over by the community and they started running it themselves. Because the idea is to show what we can do together when we act in unity. Maybe one of us can, you know, as probably because we got to work and everything where the kid doesn't get food, but you know what, if we all act together, we can feed all of our children. So people got that. You know, you didn't have to say, well, this is socialism or anything like that. No, people said, this is the breakfast program. And I'm for that. So we expanded, we expanded those things. In Compton, we have the Compton neighborhood tutorial program. Where we worked with kids in tutoring in math and reading in history. So what do we want to do that for? Well, we wanted to show that there was gaps in the education system, but we also had college students come off of Cal state Dominguez hills in Cal state Long Beach under a program that worked in those days called the epic program. So the students got three units to tutor and the kids got had college students tutoring them. So we set that program on a track so that the people start to run that program. That was the idea that was why the Black Panther Party would run community survival programs. Organizing tool as well as a survival to for the community. How did your parents react to you getting engaged in the actions that were taking place? Oh, you know, like most parents, you know, they saw the news and they were they were not happy because they were worried about me. But I still follow you to just basically just lay it out. He said, look, you know, you complain about about the police killing people, but jailing people, but they're about staying in power. And so the reality is, is that they're going to do whatever they can to stay in power. That means killing you or arresting you. But that's one good thing about youth. You know, you have that little humorous weird thing. I was not going to be me. You know, you get to the point where, oh, all the things against me are daunting. Then you end up not doing anything. You know? I mean, in life, there are risks. And, you know, there's a reason there's a reason why they recruit 18 year olds into the harming and not 45 year olds. You know, at this point, what was changing in you that she became more involved with the work that the Panthers were doing? Well, you know, as you're getting older and you're starting to see what really has to be done, that this wasn't something frivolous. I met some of the most some of the most serious men and women I've ever met in my life while I was in Black Panther Party. Very strategic, very open to the community, but strategic and very realistic. There's an idea out there or stereotype of a black revolutionary that's just a bomb thrower and just, you know, undisciplined and kind of wild out there. You know, just you know, waving guns at people. And that was not truth Black Panther Party at all. Black Panther Party was extremely specific in what it was doing. Especially when Elaine Brown became the chair of the party. He lay mapped out a basically a strategy that worked very well in Oakland and then wanted to use Oakland as a template for other places. You know, I think that most people associate the Panthers with brother Huey Newton in that initial group. But there were, I think, different periods of leadership that we don't hear about too often in the history books like with sister Elaine Brown. So when you join.
Black History Year
"lee johnson" Discussed on Black History Year
"A lot. We've covered what we're claiming our race histories might save. We've talked about escape on the plantation and the power of our words. And we begun the work of unlearning myths about ourselves. Our community, our culture, and our future. So we thank you for showing up and continuing to do and support the work. And we thank those who've come before us. Those who've paved the way, like today's guest. I'm Jay from push black and you're listening to black history year. Activists from past movements fought the good fight against oppression to empower our people. Abolitionists, freedom fighters, artists, musicians. All of them struggled for liberation. But here's another myth we gotta bust y'all. For some reason, a lot of us believe their fight stopped when a movement ended. That they retired or be compassed beyond the veil. That ain't the truth. Because many of these brothers and sisters are still alive and they're still fighting. I'm a sit down today with one of these brothers, Robert Lee Johnson. Mister Johnson is the bestselling author and a former Black Panther who served as a leading member of the party's Compton branch. In the 1970s, Johnson was a founding member of the coalition against police abuse and more recently serves as a founding member of the Compton one 25 historical society. And you also might have seen him in the 2016 documentary the streets of Compton. Look, I could go on and on about the incredible work that this brother's been doing for decades, but just know he's about to lay down some wisdom that will help us move the needle forward. But first, the head of this amazing interview will hear the story of a man whose life ended too soon. But.
Black History Year
"lee johnson" Discussed on Black History Year
"What's up, fam, this is Jay from push black. And today we're wrapping up season four of black history year. Yeah, I can't believe it myself. It is already that time. But in 12 episodes, we've tackled a lot. We've covered what we're claiming our race histories might save. We've talked about escape on the plantation and the power of our words. And we begun the work of unlearning myths about ourselves. Our community, our culture, and our future. So we thank you for showing up and continuing to do and support the work. And we thank those who've come before us. Those who've paved the way, like today's guest. I'm Jay from push black and you're listening to black history year. Activists from past movements fought the good fight against oppression to empower our people. Abolitionists, freedom fighters, artists, musicians. All of them struggled for liberation. But here's another myth we gotta bust y'all. For some reason, a lot of us believe their fight stopped when a movement ended. That they retired or be compassed beyond the veil. That ain't the truth. Because many of these brothers and sisters are still alive and they're still fighting. I'm a sit down today with one of these brothers, Robert Lee Johnson. Mister Johnson is the bestselling author and a former Black Panther who served as a leading member of the party's Compton branch. In the 1970s, Johnson was a founding member of the coalition against police abuse and more recently serves as a founding member of the Compton one 25 historical society. And you also might have seen him in the 2016 documentary the streets of Compton. Look, I could go on and on about the incredible work that this brother's been doing for decades, but just know he's about to lay down some wisdom that will help us move the needle forward. But first, the head of this amazing interview will hear the story of a man whose life ended too soon. But.
Democracy Now! Audio
"lee johnson" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"There's also speculation deter taste. Daughter may run as well. The united nations saying over fifty one hundred refugees have now been detained in western libya as part of a sweeping crackdown. The detained include over two hundred children. This comes as u n investigators accuse multiple sides in the libyan conflict of committing possible war crimes including torture enslavement. An extra judicial killings many the crimes targeted refugees who were trying to flee to europe in sports news. Us soccer has hired former acting attorney. General sally yates to investigate abusive behavior and sexual misconduct in the national women's soccer league last week. North carolina courage coach paul. Riley was fired after he was accused of coercing a player into having sex with him. The coach of the washington spirit was also fired last week over allegations of verbal and emotional abuse on friday. The commissioner of the national women's soccer league resigned and the league cancelled all of its weekend games some of the nation's largest pharmacy chains including cvs. Walgreens and walmart are on trial in cleveland. Ohio for recklessly. Selling painkillers fueling the deadly opioid epidemic. The pharmacies were sued in two thousand eighteen by two counties in ohio. If convicted the pharmacies could be on the hook to pay billions of dollars to help end the epidemic. The trial began on monday. And congress members corey bush and emanuel cleaver are calling on missouri's republican governor to halt today's scheduled execution of ernest lee johnson and intellectually disabled black man in two thousand eight johnson. Lost about twenty percent of his brain during a surgery to remove a tumor in their letter..
THIS IS DEMOCRACY
"lee johnson" Discussed on THIS IS DEMOCRACY
"A federal judge has sentenced a participant in the january six insurrection. To forty five days in jail afar harsher sentence than requested by federal prosecutors. Who asked for three months of home confinement matthew. Masako flew from texas. Join others in washington. Who are trying. To overturn the twenty twenty election judge tangent chickens said quote if mr mazach walk away with probation and slap on the that's not gonna deter anyone from trying to do what he did. Tens of thousands of hollywood crew workers have voted to authorize a strike over disputes with studio producers on the work conditions and pay for crew working on streaming productions for net flicks apple amazon and others. The workers are represented by yossi the international alliance of theatrical stage employees. This is rebecca ryan the union's executive director. We have some members in our crafts. That are so underpaid that they can't possibly survive in the cities where they provide services. And so we're looking for a livable wage for them. And we're looking for the employers to keep their long ago made promise that when new media moved from experimental to successful that are members would then be paid industry standard rates for doing that work. Can i don't think there's anyone that thinks apple and amazon and disney need a break. In order to produce their product. A major investigation in france is estimating three hundred thirty thousand. Children were sexually abused by catholic church or lay members of the church since nineteen fifty. The head of the inquiry said that church unquote showed a profound even cruel indifference towards the victims. Shabak saute who headed. The independent commission spoke earlier today. Keep fool a major point. That must be underlined is until the early two thousands. There was deepened. The total leaving cruel indifference for years towards the victims victims were not believed to not listen to when they were listened to they were considered to have perhaps contributed to what had happened to them. The israeli newspaper haaretz is reporting. There's been a surge in jewish settlers violence against palestinians in the occupied west bank. Over the past two years there were more cases of anti palestinian violence in the first half of twenty twenty one then an all of two thousand nineteen last week. The human rights group at sell released a video of dozens of mass settlers escorted by israeli security forces attacking palestinian residents but salam said the settlers invaded palestinian. Home smashed windows and damaged equipment and vehicles. A three zero palestinian boy was later hospitalized with a fractured skull but sell them described the attack as puck rum. Bangladesh is continuing to investigate last week's murder of one of the most prominent figures in the row. Refugee community well. He ola was gunned down in a refugee camp and cox's bazar. He had spent years gathering evidence against the burmese military's ethnic cleansing campaign targeting rohingya muslims. Six men have been arrested in his murder so far philippines. President rodrigo detaille has announced. He's retiring from politics. After his term ends next year he had previously said he would run for the vice-presidency deter as currently under investigation by the international criminal court for overseeing the mass killing of up to thirty thousand people in his so-called war against drugs on monday do said he'll be involved in preparing for his defense in the i. C c probe meanwhile ferdinand marcos junior. The son of the former filipino dictator has announced hill run in next year's elections. There's also speculation deter taste. Daughter may run as well. The united nations saying over fifty one hundred refugees have now been detained in western libya as part of a sweeping crackdown. The detained include over two hundred children. This comes as u n investigators accuse multiple sides in the libyan conflict of committing possible war crimes including torture enslavement. An extra judicial killings many the crimes targeted refugees who were trying to flee to europe in sports news. Us soccer has hired former acting attorney. General sally yates to investigate abusive behavior and sexual misconduct in the national women's soccer league last week. North carolina courage coach paul. Riley was fired after he was accused of coercing a player into having sex with him. The coach of the washington spirit was also fired last week over allegations of verbal and emotional abuse on friday. The commissioner of the national women's soccer league resigned and the league cancelled all of its weekend games some of the nation's largest pharmacy chains including cvs. Walgreens and walmart are on trial in cleveland. Ohio for recklessly. Selling painkillers fueling the deadly opioid epidemic. The pharmacies were sued in two thousand eighteen by two counties in ohio. If convicted the pharmacies could be on the hook to pay billions of dollars to help end the epidemic. The trial began on monday. And congress members corey bush and emanuel cleaver are calling on missouri's republican governor to halt today's scheduled execution of ernest lee johnson and intellectually disabled black man in two thousand eight johnson. Lost about twenty percent of his brain during a surgery to remove a tumor in their letter. Bushes cleaver write quote like slavery and lynching did before the death penalty perpetuate cycles of trauma violence in state sanctioned murder in black and brown communities and those are some of the headlines. This is democracy now democracy now dot org the warren pace report when we come back facebook whistle blower francis hogan is testifying on capitol hill today. She's expected to call on lawmakers to take action against facebook for the harm it poses to its users and the world will speak with roger mcnamee and early facebook investor and zuckerberg mentor. Who wrote the book zonked waking up to the facebook catastrophe. And we'll speak with jessica gonzales co-ceo of free press and member of the real facebook oversight. Board she works with a coalition that works to disrupt.
Fight Boyz: A Pro-Wrestling Podcast
"lee johnson" Discussed on Fight Boyz: A Pro-Wrestling Podcast
"I'm like gross but yes yes you're right. Let me introduce you to fifty of them at once. Meanwhile i would've said i agree with you. And yes. I also didn't know and also don't want to look that term. It's pretty self explanatory. The internet's weird. You need clarification. Thank you don't. That's how you end up making a google search that gets you on an fbi. Watch list blake. It's pretty self explanatory. Unmarked van parked across from my apartment. I live in a house dylan it. It'd be proud you're your boy. Main invented dynamite and no one gave a shit being my boy. Once he teamed up with. O- with cody had an entire discussion about that. Everything cool about him died the moment that he started coming out with the nightmare family. It was capable one of eighty members bugging hilarious because like malachi black merger brock anderson wall. The whole time arns like you and i didn't get seen this komen then. Tries to black mass arn arn anderson catches the leg throws it back down. Malachi says funky kicks him in the nuts and then black masses them and then they they're going into the obvious. This has been dynamite. This is the show and then the music changes and no one talks about it. There is an auto pop commentary. Does it reference it and it's until like slate did you mean main event dynamite or imbed. Dynamite i i know i wrote. Impact impact erode impact in the notes. Shut up a anyways. He made a vented dynamite. Are you drunk chicago. Got that good. Good and i just remember the music hitting and going who the fuck is this and why is no one saying anything and excalibur said what that's lee johnson. And i said. Oh that's why no one saying anything that makes sense He has uninteresting music and his His titan tron is just the nightmare factory logo which is cody's neck tattoo. Shit i do like. I do like how valentines black new is. I'm going to murder the nightmare factory. And i'm just like mad. And i get that on a shirt dylan. Say black new thing. Yeah yeah because he's a dark man. He's uses black magic's is getting bigger and speaking of black magic's a couple of boys. Stage are also getting into black masks because of the young bucks said new bio so obviously i clicked through and it was a youtube link to the most horrifying seances ever conducted. And then i start where they been hacked. Then i thought about it and went. Oh i see. They're learning how to raise someone.
The RCWR Show with Lee Sanders
"lee johnson" Discussed on The RCWR Show with Lee Sanders
"Son just laying out everybody within his path to see lee johnson of the nightmare. Family pretty much. Come to the rescue there. 'cause malachi black i mean he just demolish the hell out of brock anderson. Yeah he demolished the hell out of him black mask also did. The black mass there to go aren't anderson. Beat him up pretty good as well. It's like man who who's gonna stop this going to stop this carnage. Who's going to put an end to this diabolical man's insanity that's going on here right now can stopped his guy. You would've thought that cody rhodes would've came to his senses by now. You just can't help but wonder what is it going to take. Your guests is as good as my if you were to ask me straight up. If you'd rags me straight up lee. How can we try to get cody back on tv. Because obviously these buttons that malachi black has been pushing so far. Cody's not responded. So what will make cody respond. If you if you were writing this or if you have a word or two with some people at a w watch your pitch as far as getting cody back in tv and in in pretty much not making him look like a punk right now because you know i love going with the analogy but the way this is coming off right now the way. This is coming off right now. It's almost reminding me of rocky three and when rocky three pretty much got the word that naw man those fights that mic was hooking you up with all these years yemen. You've you've been busted up for so damn long the fights you did win them but these were nothing but scraps you core. She should have been able to beat them. They're scraps these guys. Were essentially bums. We've been protecting you all this time. But man when he finally found that out remember that when he finally found that out he got in that. Ring there with cluber clubber. Lang all may remember. Remember the i contact the lack of eye contact about bowl was given clubber lang and.
The RCWR Show with Lee Sanders
"lee johnson" Discussed on The RCWR Show with Lee Sanders
"Let me see here the yeah. Yeah from my notes here that i had took down while while watching the show here. Looks like it's going to be taken award low and mj af is going to be a special guest referee. At least the way it kinda came off. So i could be wrong on that one. But you know. We'll wait and see if i got that wrong by any stretch. You guys let me know in the chap but at least that's the impression that i had came away with by the way. Let me give another props sort of props where it needs to be given shot out once again to a w. for having undrawn day speaking just extremely briefly back stage good smart shit right there i think honestly for the foreseeable future as far as andrade in the middle of the rain talking in front of a live crowd in english nonetheless. You're not gonna see that happen. And we talked very passionate for reasons why that does not need to ever happen again. Because he really puts him at a disadvantage Go back maybe about two weeks and we had we talked about it here. on the show See yeah what to say about. Lee johnson taking on mururoa. I mean that pretty much was straight up squash match when it was all said and done It's funny too. As i was watching this in the discord some people brought up the question. Why why is lee johnson in this position. What exactly has done to get this match against miro. How does this make any sense was on the minds of a lot of people here They my best answer that i can give. I know a quota that needed to be filled. Who else are you gonna feed to miro as my whole argument. I'll tell you what i tell you. What before we go any further into the show. Let's take this brief pause so we can hear a word from our sponsors. Y'all know we gotta pay them. Bills will become a right back. You check it out the cwr's show with anders..
RAGE Works Network-All Shows
"lee johnson" Discussed on RAGE Works Network-All Shows
"Your life right like machinatios was lee johnson. Mercer's looms there. No way dads. They probably gave him. I do your bidding. I what he chose joe. Why are we in abu. In the game i went and You could sign up wrestlers so you get you know. Of course you get a you gotta budget and then you get the list on the raza a you know. I just keep scrolling pass. Marco stunt not just keeps growing or marco poor poor marco. It's just sad but out yet you don't you think. Wwe should have thrown a boatload awebber. Fuck daniel bryan. Wanted at that time but they just give him anything. Yeah i mean they'll ryan. I wreck shit. They're known for some beef he should go. Elsewhere was very firm regardless of your break. As the money it was not i didn't very clear confidently dan bryce choices. Not based on money. Because money's money's always good but brian rooney. He saves money shuba show. They're good. they're fine and plus oughta henson will haley pilot as well. So it's not. It's not something that that that was so dealing. I i actually think that i love you. Read it in a way Jet and we discussed the weekly rustling But this location for that she. The point said this week was in. W sack i can terms of their talent. They have they have they have quite possibly the best russell. World order is going to be as rural next ten years. They had a slew of guys face and training. And so and i know is that okay. No he's he's one of those guys that saves his money he's he's very cautious with the softer land. Kind of fucking guy about that. He got what it is a little bit little bit acts. Well will this affect total divas in any way war. It'd be like it'd be like it'd be like that. That picks out box anytime he walks past. And all you just see his beard bottom shit bag actually cancel so right on time actually done for the last season's wrapped up the speed is firm like truly on nabi older but i will say this Shortly wrestling purposes and And the the creative control his character and we wanna wrestle and dave bright guy who told say okay. Well listen on easier schedule older injuries. But i also want to be a big part of the young kids. I wanna training us on. Ben ben ben shokhin around about that being a little bit. I can be the case but not because he forcibly that because he wants to do that was lee johnson. The was magic said and the kids my age. He wants to be with him..
Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"lee johnson" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Clay Travis Buck Sexton show premieres today at 11. Which means that in this segment I've now got two minutes that I didn't have before, and I don't have any idea what to do. Oh, you can find something. Oh, yes, including a peek behind those were the days And what was a very important decision by the Supreme Court. 1989, the United States Supreme Court in Texas. The Johnson rule that burning the American flag as a political protest is protected under the First Amendment. None of us like it. In 1984 on Dallas City Hall property, Gregory Lee Johnson burned an American flag protesting Reagan administration policies. He was tried and convicted. One year in jail $2000 fine under a Texas law outlawing flag desecration. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals had reversed the conviction and the state then appealed to the Supreme Court, which ruled 5 to 4 against the Texas law. So know that if you want to go somewhere and burn an American flag today, it's protected under the First Amendment doesn't mean you'll be protected by those standing around you witnessing what is taking place. Group of Catholic bishops that has to plan to deny communion to President Joe Biden. Find out what that's all about. Rory o New York coming up at 7 40. Michael Palcohol sleep. You're welcome podcast coming up in just about one half hour. I can't begin to tell you how much I hate mosquitoes. Hey, it's charity. I was actually forced to screen in my back porch for that very reason. But I still want to run around with the kids in the backyard. Thank goodness for ABC, home and commercial services. Mosquito fogging treatment will help you enjoy the outdoors again. The ABC mosquitoes.
Capes & Lunatics: Sidekicks
"lee johnson" Discussed on Capes & Lunatics: Sidekicks
"Now leo mary. Jane says that the show that hired her is the morning show which aired on television from nineteen eighty. Three to one thousand nine hundred eighty eight. It later changed to live with regis and kathy lee. The live with franchise can use although undergoes a name change when the primary hosts are replaced and no state kelly added watched an yes. The host of the show are identified as regis philbin and kathy lee johnson leonard. Gifford they were host of the morning show at the time. The story was published name. Kathy lee left the show in two thousand all reaches remember. I remember we just retired from the position in twenty eleven so those images hired her husband. You're hope so yes for there's no secrets. Maduro for the for the whole may be too young to remember or bill in this country. Who qadhafi who. That will prevail to talk about aussie family out of the pouch buying all. So should we get to the next one egypt now. The best quotation laughing on his way out amuses me spy s by the way defeated electro with fire hydrants in amazing spider man annual twenty-one which we covered the wedding issue and the hands all the hands and feet thing or likely a reference to peter parker the spectacular spider man sixty six even with thirty four and thirty five girl's heart. She wanted. She wanted him time lectures hands and feet together for appreciate sixty nine. Come on come on. Let's talk about the deadly inclusion to the three part test that's right so spectacular spider man. One thirty six march showed alba's. I'm like wait a minute. There's not a city. I don't think we're doing it right. Winston damn daily bugle better me. Yes i'm telling. That is one of the framed pictures in jones office somewhere. I need that it has podcast in studio. Say nobody told rob but you know. That's that's the. that's the front page. Joan of players themselves to you know and a cup of coffee pictures star. Don't get that rock joined the patriots or be part of the joke. Get little kardar every heart. The hard was implied ch- So yes so. Following a million defeat at the hands of electro on national television spiderman is blasted on the front page of the daily bugle. Peter chastises himself. I foolish behavior that led to this embarrassment. It stand that his wife mary. Jane returned home from shopping. She brings everything better fill. Not if joanna. She brings him a copy of the daily globe that she guarantees won't upset him when he opens. The newspaper surprised to see that mary. Jane cut out the front page story about spider man. I love it panel. I'm making this my profile picture. What the look on his face or yeah with the page at the two or three like squares is like cut out actually show them everything she bought at the store mary. Jane tries to cheer her husband up when he outright acid. She thinks he is a coward. Dane tells him that. Peter is afraid of himself. And it is somehow associated with stan carter. She has shocked when peter tells her. That quarter stuttering limp are caused by injuries. He gave stan spiderman. Maybe kids references in their mary. Jane subtly makes the connection that peter a second guessing himself during his battle with electro she tries to motivate tries to motivate peter to get over his unease by relating his problem to that of rail hockey belbow in the movie rocky. Three ooh Rocky to the best in the rack franchised next decree. I know it's rocky three dot rocky one but get it eye of the tiger. Peter is unwilling to take inspiration from a work of fiction. What suddenly the power goes out. we'll have some news for you. Don't be auto. don't make win pool show rock your world the your fourth wall breaking. Here's exactly looking out the window. Pc's that they aren't the only one affected as there isn't blackout across the city. When mary jane suggests that peer go out and snap some photos of the blackout he agrees and heads out as spiderman watching her husband web sling from the window. Mary jane realizes that. Both peter parker and stan carter seemed to be sanest people. She knows in the whole world leaning on me i know. Meanwhile stained quarter is sitting in his apartment struggling to dictate his story for print he recalls the last time he saw gene before he murdered her as the senator. It was around this time that he first started. Hearing the voice of the senator in his mind. Suddenly someone calls out stands name and when he looks to see who it is. He lets out a horrified scream. It is similar apparition carrying the lifeless body of jean. The wolf tired of being content constantly stand pastas the recorder. Sin eater but it harman's harmlessly passes through the hallucination. Both the senator in the lifeless body of jean the wolf mark stand who even as the mocking trying to convince him that he is luck. You're his fold and he has old everyone. there soon. Joined by two more apparitions. Judge horace rosenthal and reverend behind finn to sin eaters other victims. The senator tries to convince them that there are more centers out in the world that needs to be punished. we had the punisher. The punishers out there insisting that the senator won't win standpoint on a shotgun. His hid under the floorboards of his apartment. He is shocked that he still has such a weapon. And that's when the cedar tells them that he has already won on sixth avenue. The blackout has caused a massive traffic jam. In one of the cars a woman is going into labor and her partner desperately tries to get her to the hospital on hunt. unfortunately they're stuck in traffic. Suddenly spiderman arrives and offers to help getting the pregnant woman to the hospital quickly. This trope for. I love this former. She's like oh what's your real name name the baby and he's a guy it's poindexter poindexter man at the hospital spiderman learnt that the blackout has been caused by electro. Who's taken over the main station. They should do. They should make the kid poindexter. He goes by. Of course the like my mom any point extra because you.
Monsanto appeals $78M verdict in California weed killer
"Yesterday agrochemical company Monsanto, which lost the first case to go to trial involving it's weed killer is appealing landmark jury. Verdict. ABC's Mona Rivera reports filed a notice of appeal Tuesday in San Francisco. Superior court challenging a jury verdict in favor of a man dying of cancer to Wayne Lee Johnson father of three and former school grounds keeper one a two hundred eighty nine million dollar award over the summer after claiming that his exposure to roundup weed killer gave him non-hodgkin's lymphoma. A judge later cut the award to seventy eight million Monsanto claims that none of the science presented at trial supports the conclusion. That roundup
Armstrong and Getty
Judge upholds Monsanto verdict but cuts award to $78 million
"I judge in San Francisco is really against Monsanto. While also slashing the amount they must pay damages in a high profile case, the company was sued by Venetia school district. Groundskeeper Duane Lee Johnson after he was diagnosed with non Hodgkin's lymphoma. Johnson claimed that he developed the condition from spraying the herbicides roundup which Monsanto manufacturers as part of his job in August. A jury awarded in two hundred eighty nine million dollars in damages which judge Suzanne Bolanos said was too high in Monday's decision. Bolanos affirmed the jury's verdict