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white male sexual predator given life sentence – SFGate

Credit: Tarrant County DA's Office

FORT WORTH, Texas AP — North Texas prosecutors say a man who’s admitted to sexually abusing more than 30 boys and acts of bestiality involving animals has been sentenced to life in prison.Todd William Mitchell was found guilty by a Tarrant County jury of violating court orders he was told to follow as part of a sex offender treatment program. Prosecutors say the jury deliberated for 15 minutes Wednesday before issuing the maximum penalty.The 55-year-old Mitchell had six prior felony convictions for abusing children and had served at least 15 years in prison. Upon his most recent release in 2011, he was ordered to live at a facility in Fort Worth and undergo counseling. Authorities say he repeatedly violated the order, including by being a voyeur. The violations prompted the trial held this week.

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Mountain Dew Pulls Ad Called ‘Most Racist … In History’ : The Two-Way : NPR

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PepsiCo announced today that it was pulling a Mountain Dew ad from all its online channels, after it was buffeted by criticism.

Boyce Watkins, a professor at Syracuse University and an outspoken social critic, “arguably the most racist commercial in history.”

, the last of three directed by the rapper Tyler, the Creator (hyperlinks added):

“The first ad finds Felicia the Goat, an actual goat voiced by Tyler, in a restaurant that has run out of Mountain Dew. The goat then proceeds to assault the female waitress who delivered the bad news. In the second spot, Felicia, once again voiced by Tyler, flees from a police officer after being pulled over for “DewUI,” a play on words which also incorporates the company’s popular “Do the Dew” slogan.

“For the third spot, Felicia the Goat (once again voiced by Tyler) appears in a police lineup in the middle of five black men, one of whom is played by Odd Future’s Left Brain. The goat intimidates the battered waitress, blurting out a number of phrases including ‘better not snitch on a player’ and ‘snitches get stiches’ before she shrieks and flees from the police station.”

from Pepsi in which they say they have removed the video from their channels and are asking Tyler to do the same.

“We understand how this video could be perceived by some as offensive, and we apologize to those who were offended,” Pepsi told AdWeek. , Mountain Dew called the ad a “big mistake.”

The ads are still available via various YouTube users (here are examples of the , and parts).

In his piece at Your Black World, Watkins takes Pepsi to task for relying on “well-known racial stereotypes.”

Watkins adds:

“In the world of Mountain Dew, every single suspect is black. Not just regular black people, but the kinds of ratchety negroes you might find in the middle of any hip-hop minstrel show: Gold teeth, ‘mean mugging,’ sun glasses wearing, white-t sportin, hard core [n-word] ready to ‘get into some ol gangsta [expletive].’ Apparently, this is the kind of ad you put out if you want to appeal to the black male demographic. …

“This doesn’t even include the fact that the company has put black men on par with animals. The holocaust of mass incarceration and the glorification of violent prison culture has taken a tremendous toll on the black community. Corporations are making it cool for black men to murder one another, while gun manufacturers ensure that the streets are flooded with the weapons necessary for us to complete our own genocide.”

that this move comes “just days after parodying suicide and few weeks after subway poster that parodied depressed women.”

Back in March, for an ad that showed women bound and gagged.

Mountain Dew Pulls Ad Called ‘Most Racist … In History’ : The Two-Way : NPR.

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