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  • Slain teen Ja'Quares Walker's mom in shock at shooting

    05/03/2012 7:30:57 AM PDT · by JustaDumbBlonde · 249 replies
    The Birmingham (AL) News via ^ | May 2, 2012 | Carol Robinson
    The mother of a 13-year-old boy fatally shot when police say he tried to rob a couple said she is in shock that her son is dead -- and even more so at the circumstances surrounding his death. "I don't want it put out like he was a bad person or a mean person, because he wasn't," Latonya Walker, 38, said Tuesday. "This is not him, not who he was. Anybody that knew Ja'Quares knows that." Birmingham police said Ja'Quares Cortez Walker was in a car that pulled into the parking lot of the gated Skyview Condominiums at 407 Skyview...
  • Man charged with making terroristic threats following standoff

    05/01/2012 11:15:17 AM PDT · by Jemian · 10 replies
    WSFA TV ^ | May 1, 2012 | Toygar Ayla
    Auburn authorities have released the name of the suspect who held up officers in a 10-hour standoff. Investigators say 24-year-old Ahmed Sherif Elbagdadi was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, discharging a firearm within city limits and making terroristic threats. The standoff began after Auburn police received a call for shots fired just before 7:00 Monday evening. A passing motorist reported hearing a gunshot and seeing a man pointing a gun toward the street near the area of East University Drive and East Glenn Avenue. When officers arrived on the scene, they heard a gunshot from a home in the...
  • Trayvon Martin and the End of Things (Hurl Thou Wilt)

    04/27/2012 7:04:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Esquire ^ | April 27, 2012 | Charles P. Pierce
    Dr. Mortimer looked strangely at us for an instant, and his voice sank almost to a whisper as he answered: "Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!" —Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles The odds of convicting George Zimmerman on any charges stemming from the killing of Trayvon Martin for the crime of being in a neighborhood where Zimmerman thought he didn't belong were always pretty damned long. The local cops screwed the pooch on the case almost from jump. The Florida law under which Zimmerman has sought protection is bizarre and contradictory and...
  • Arrest made in Matthew Owens case

    04/25/2012 12:24:20 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies ^ | April 25, 2012
    MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The Mobile County District Attorney's Office says Mobile police have made an arrest in the beating of Matthew Owens. Authorities say the suspect is 44-year-old Terry Rawls. They say he is charged with first degree assault. Police say Owens was beaten severely with bats, bricks and a paint can. The attack happened on Saturday, April 21 in the evening on Delmar Drive in Mobile. Cpl. Chris Levy with Mobile police said their investigation shows the incident stems from an ongoing dispute between the Owens and Rawls. Police also wanted to release that no one has confirmed...
  • Man Beaten By Mob, In Critical Condition (one of them said "Now thats justice for Trayvon.")

    04/23/2012 5:33:25 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 245 replies ^ | April 23, 2012 | WKRG Staff
    MOBILE, Alabama -- Mobile police need your help to catch a mob that beat Matthew Owens so badly that he's in critical condition. According to police, Owens fussed at some kids playing basketball in the middle of Delmar Drive about 8:30 Saturday night. They say the kids left and a group of adults returned, armed with everything but the kitchen sink. Police tell News 5 the suspects used chairs, pipes and paint cans to beat Owens. Owens' sister, Ashley Parker, saw the attack. "It was the scariest thing I have ever witnessed." Parker says 20 people, all African American, attacked...
  • It’s Not ‘Walking While White,’ It’s the Rodney King Syndrome (Moonbat spins Alabama mob beating)

    04/24/2012 7:59:04 PM PDT · by Qbert · 41 replies
    Taylor ^ | April 24th, 2012 | Taylor Marsh
    “Justice for Trayvon” mob beatings are now a rising cause for the right, with a horrific crime leaving one man in critical condition. Elevating “walking while white” is the most absurdly tortured false equivalency someone can hoist as an answer to George Zimmerman killing Trayvon Martin. But that’s what Erick Erickson was happy to legitimize when he drew attention to this post via Twitter.And this is the third racially-motivated attack in which the attackers explicitly cited “Justice for Trayvon” as a motivation or excuse for the brutal attacks. 1. The Baltimore Beating. This was the videotaped gang attack on a...
  • Petition demands justice for white man allegedly beaten in Trayvon Martin's name

    04/24/2012 8:24:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 24, 2012 | Joe Newby
    A petition posted earlier this week at demands justice and equal treatment for Matthew Owens, a Mobile, Alabama man who was brutally beaten by a mob late Saturday night. Earlier Tuesday, we reported that Owens was beaten after he "fussed" over kids playing basketball in the road. According to Ashley Parker, Owen's sister, one of the attackers said “[n]ow that's justice for Trayvon.” Fox News reported Tuesday that the case is not being investigated as a hate crime, despite the alleged reference to Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old who was shot and killed in February, and the racial makeup of...
  • 40 year old man beaten in street

    04/23/2012 5:33:06 PM PDT · by imskylark · 39 replies
    Fox10tv ^ | Apr. 23, 2012 | Chasity Byrd
    MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Police said attack leaves a man in critical condition, and police investigating possible arrests. It happened Saturday night, and allegedly started with kids playing basketball. "What we initially have been able to tell from the investigation is that our victim was fussing at some kids for playing basketball on the street. What we believe happened is the kids left and told someone that he was fussing about them playing basketball," said Cpl. Chris Levy with Mobile Police. That's when police said an unknown number of people came back and attacked Owens on the front porch of...
  • 'That's justice for Trayvon': Angry mob beats man for telling them to stop playing basketball...

    04/24/2012 3:30:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 24, 2012
    An angry mob of youngsters brutally battered a man who told them to stop playing basketball outside his home - and allegedly then told him 'that's justice for Trayvon'. Matthew Owens was hit with bricks, chairs, pipes and paint cans on his own Mobile, Alabama, front porch by 20 people on Saturday night after complaining about the noise. Owens' sister, Ashley Parker, claimed the group attacking her white brother were all African-American as she told 'It was the scariest thing I have ever witnessed.' And she alleged that, as they walked away leaving him badly bruised and bleeding on...
  • Mobile Police on mob attack: no corroboration yet on allegation of racial motive

    04/24/2012 11:01:03 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 48 replies
    Alabama Live ^ | April 24, 2012 | Robert McClendon
    MOBILE, Alabama -- Mobile Police Chief Micheal T. Williams said this morning that investigators have not yet corroborated allegations that a Saturday mob attack on a white man by a group of black men was racially motivated. The sister of the alleged victim, Matthew Owens, told WKRG that she heard one of the attackers say, "Now, that's justice for Trayvon," as he walked away. Williams said that investigators have interviewed the sister, Ashley Parker, and the victim, and that neither mentioned attackers saying anything about "justice for Trayvon." Trayvon Martin was the unarmed teenager police say was shot and killed...
  • (White) Man Beaten By (Black) Mob, In Critical Condition

    04/24/2012 5:27:36 AM PDT · by Frenetic74 · 140 replies News 5 ^ | April 23, 2012 | WKRG Staff
    20 people, all African American, attacked her brother on the front porch of his home, using "brass buckles, paint cans and anything they could get their hands on." One of them said "Now thats justice for Trayvon."
  • Power is top prize in Arizona immigration battle

    04/22/2012 7:15:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Voters back state over fedsThe Supreme Court’s health care showdown last month was all about Constitution theory and prerogatives. Wednesday’s arguments between Arizona and the Obama administration over the state’s tough immigration law looks to be all about power. Arizona argues that the federal government has failed to enforce its laws on the books and says states should be free to enforce their own laws as long as they complement the national goals. Obama attorneys say the Constitution gives power over immigration to the federal government, and there can be no infringement. The electorate is clearly on the side of...
  • Fumble leaves Alabama with a shattered BCS trophy

    04/16/2012 6:05:33 PM PDT · by SmithL · 36 replies
    The crystal football Alabama won for beating LSU in the BCS championship game in January was shattered on A-Day when it was accidentally knocked off a display by the father of a current player.
  • CD Review: 'Boys & Girls,' Alabama Shakes

    04/16/2012 4:13:02 PM PDT · by chasio649 · 3 replies ^ | 4/14/12 | Sam Gnerre
    Fans of soul music revivalists such as Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings will want to check out this debut album by Alabama Shakes. This Athens, Ala., quartet hones its soulful rock even further back to basics than most similar modern performers, all the way down to the barest organic essentials. "Boys & Girls" contains no blaring horns, orchestrations or electronic tricks, just Heath Fogg's prominent guitar riffs, an airtight rhythm section, Brittany Howard's vocal pyrotechnics and an abiding love of the Stax/Volt Memphis sound of the 1960s. "Hold On" showcases the band's strengths, using its small-combo punch to full...
  • 74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions

    04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority. “In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John...
  • Bama Football Star Shows Different Side

    04/13/2012 3:55:43 AM PDT · by Bryan24 · 5 replies
    On the surface, 17-year old Courtney Alvis looks like your everyday teenager. She's Two days shy of her senior prom and testing a new do at the salon. But getting to this point hasn't been easy, "I have heard of leukemia but I wanted to make sure that was cancer. So I was like are you telling me I have cancer and he was like it could be cancer," she said.
  • Birmingham abortion clinic agrees to close doors (Alabama)

    04/07/2012 6:16:05 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 8 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | April 7, 2012 | AP
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A Birmingham abortion clinic has agreed to relinquish its license by May 18 after an Alabama Department of Public Health investigation found violations of state rules. State health officials said Friday the New Woman All Women Health Care Clinic in Birmingham voluntarily agreed to close. The clinic was found in a more than 70-page report to have violated numerous rules, including making errors in delivering medication to patients and failing to ensure that staff was properly trained to provide safe patient care.
  • Alabama Supreme Court: Serious Questions About Authenticity of Obama's Birth Certificates

    03/29/2012 8:49:07 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 90 replies ^ | Unattributed
    Alabama Supreme Court Justice Notes Evidence Presented Raises Serious Questions to Authenticity of Both Obama's Birth Certificates. Sheriff Joe Arpaio's and Mara Zebest's reports were included in the Petition submitted to the Alabama Supreme Court. Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker noted in the Order to Strike Hugh McInnish's Petition for Writ of Mandamus: "Mclnnish has attached certain documentation to his mandamus petition, which, if presented to the appropriate forum as part of a proper evidentiary presentation, would raise serious questions about the authenticity of both the "short form" and the "long form" birth certificates of President Barack Hussein Obama...
  • Food Stamp Friday @ The Rose Supper Club, Montgomery AL

    03/29/2012 1:32:55 PM PDT · by TankerKC · 5 replies
    The Main Board ^ | Mar 29 2012 | The Main Board
    I'm told that this is no joke.
  • Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan to speak at Alabama A&M University

    03/27/2012 11:15:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Louis Farrakhan, the controversial leader of the Nation of Islam, has accepted an invitation from a coalition of student groups to speak at Alabama A&M University on April 10, The Times' news partner, WHNT News 19, reports. The Alabama A&M Poetry Club and the Alabama A&M Democrats were two of the student groups who invited Farrakhan to speak, according to WHNT. Poetry club president Kris Taylor told WHNT the Farrakhan appearance, which comes on the heels of anti-Jewish comments by the Nation of Islam leader, is intended to "uplift" and bring "positive energy." "There's going to be...