Patricia Okoumo sentenced to community service Patricia Okoumo, the protester who climbed the Statue of Liberty on July 4, 2018, has been sentenced to five years probation and 200 hours community service. Okoumo was convicted in December for trespassing after she climbed the Statue of Liberty and refused to come down in protest of the separation of families at the US-Mexico border. University of Missouri Police Officer Fired After Blackface photo surfaces The University of Missouri has fired one of its police officers after a picture of him in blackface was anonymously delivered to the University Tuesday Morning. The photo was taken prior to the officer’s employment at the university. Connecticut woman resigns after racist tirade A Connecticut school clerk has resigned from her job after her racist tirade was recorded at a Shoprite in East Haven, CT. Floods in the Midwest Three people are dead and parts of the Midwest are under flood watch following flash flooding in the region. Woman sues Harvard for photos of her ancestors Tamara Lanier is suing Harvard University for wrongfully seizing and profiting from pictures of her great-great-great grandfather. Lanier wants a court order for the university to return the pictures to her family as well as monetary damages.