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  • Anti-hate group puts extremists on the map

    05/10/2012 3:54:54 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 51 replies
    WMCTV ^ | 5/9/12 | Anna Marie Hartman
    MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC-TV) - A new map created by civil rights activists tracks the whereabouts of hundreds of, what they call, hate groups. Many of them are shown to be right here in the Mid-South. According to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center, white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups claim the election of President Barack Obama added muscle to their movements. A map from the SPLC supports their claim. The number of hate and right wing extremist groups has increased 750 percent since 2008. Among the more than 1,000 groups identified on the SPLC's hate map, 106...
  • Huckabee for Veep? (editorial)

    05/09/2012 5:50:59 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | May 9, 2012 | Robert Costa
    The conventional wisdom about Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential short list, according to a handful of Romney insiders, may be wrong. Instead of picking a straitlaced Midwestern senator such as Ohio’s Rob Portman, or an outspoken northeastern Republican governor such as Chris Christie, there is a chance Romney will tap an evangelical from the South. And the name on the lips of Romney friends and supporters isn’t a rising southern senator or a current Dixie governor. He has been out of office for five years, resides on a beach in the Florida panhandle, and hosts a television show. In other words, Mike...
  • Arkansas Inmate on Crime Spree Steals Cop's Gun, Shoots His Dog

    05/07/2012 9:16:09 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 34 replies ^ | 7 May 2012 | Colleen Curry
    An inmate who escaped from custody three days ago is on a crime spree in Pocahontas, Ark., where police say he stole an officer's gun, threatened the cop's wife and shot his dog. James Lundry, 39, who was being held on felony charges of improperly using food stamps, escaped from a work detail with other inmates during a lunch break of Friday, stealing a vehicle and heading to Pocahontas, according to Police Chief Cecil Tackett. Since Friday, police and civilians have had multiple run-ins with Lundry, who has previously been arrested multiple times in Pocahontas on misdemeanor charges. Lundry is...
  • First degree murder charge for man suspected of intentionally running over teen

    05/04/2012 10:11:44 AM PDT · by Arkansas Toothpick · 18 replies
    FOX Channel 16 ^ | May 3, 2012 | Dustin Barnes
    LITTLE ROCK, AR – The man who police say ran over and killed a teenager who stole his wallet has been charged with 1st degree murder. The man who was driving the van is 58-year-old Michael Sadler. Little Rock Police say Sadler was cashing a check at the Asher 1 stop near the intersection of Asher and Maple. That’s when, according to police, 14-year-old Michael Stanley stole Sadler’s wallet. Stanley fled on his bicycle and was chased by Sadler. The chase ended near the intersection of 17th and Oak, about 10 blocks away. According to the arrest report, Sadler drove...
  • Conway 14-year-old uses shotgun to scare off armed intruders

    05/02/2012 4:29:46 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 20 replies ^ | May 1, 2012
    CONWAY – A teenager is being called a hero by the family he protected from armed intruders early Monday morning.Brady, 14, is a trained trap shooter who used his own shotgun to intimidate two black males who he says broke into his family's house just after midnight Monday morning."They both had silver revolvers pointed at me, and we just kind of pointed at each other for like three seconds and then I yelled, ‘Hey!'" said Brady, "And they and they took off running."Nothing has been reported stolen from their house.The full names of Brady's family are being concealed for safety...
  • El Chico workers held in killing [Hoodies vs. white Hispanic hate crime alert]

    04/17/2012 10:07:43 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 15 replies
    CWArkansas ^ | 0432 hrs 17 APR 2012 | By Andy Davis
    El Chico workers held in killing 2 robbed LR eatery, 2 helped plan, police say; co-worker shot LITTLE ROCK — Four restaurant employees face capital murder charges after they were arrested Monday in connection with a robbery the night before of a west Little Rock El Chico in which another employee was shot and killed.Kiywuan Perry, 23, of Little Rock; his brother Zeckeya Perry, 19, of North Little Rock; Quantez Dobbins, 19, of Little Rock; [and his girlfriend] Kenya Smith, 19, of Little Rock also face charges of aggravated robbery and theft in the holdup of the restaurant on Breckenridge...
  • Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor Will Not Actively Campaign For Obama

    04/10/2012 6:36:05 AM PDT · by Kevin C · 15 replies
    The City Wire ^ | 4/9/12 | The City Wire Staff
    U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., said he will not actively campaign in Arkansas for President Barack Obama during the 2012 general election cycle. Pryor noted his unwillingness to support the Obama, the titular head of the Democratic Party, during the second edition of the The City Wire show, presented by 5News. “Not very active,” Pryor said when asked about his level of support for Obama. “As much as I may love all of our presidents, ... I just don’t really get involved in those races. My view is, Democrat, Republican, it doesn’t matter, my view is I’m in Washington to...
  • Couple claiming [Muslim Morish] legal exemptions jailed

    04/09/2012 9:41:13 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 24 replies
    Fox 16 (Little Rock Fox affiliate) ^ | 09 APR 2012 | Fox 16 Staff
    LITTLE ROCK, AR – A couple sheriff’s deputies say claimed to be of Moorish nationality and exempt from state and federal laws is behind bars facing numerous charges. A Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputy stopped 34 year old Marco McCormick of Little Rock, on Arch Street near Kerry Road after noticing what appeared to be a make-shift car tag on his vehicle. The Deputy says he asked McCormick for his driver license but the suspect said he was a traveling Moorish American National and did not have to have one. The Pulaski deputy called for backup and shortly after it arrived...
  • Son: She Didn't Like That I Was Gay (So he stabbed his mom)

    04/05/2012 6:20:17 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 54 replies
    4029TV ^ | April 4, 2012
    FORT SMITH, Ark. -- Fort Smith police have a teen in custody in connection with his mother's stabbing Wednesday morning. Officers responded to a 911 call at an apartment on Meandering Way where a woman had been stabbed. Police said they found a 55-year-old Natividad Saluten Parker sitting on the porch with stab wounds to her face and neck. She was taken to St. Edward Mercy Medical Center and is in critical but stable condition, police said. --snip-- "She didn't like that I was gay," the suspect told Ellison when she asked why he stabbed his mother.
  • Protest against Obama HQ Grand Opening in Arkansas (Jim Messina guest speaker)

    03/27/2012 7:57:17 AM PDT · by pulaskibush · 10 replies
    President Barack Obama’s campaign manager Jim Messina will be in North Little Rock (3/27) to speak at the grand opening of Obama’s Arkansas campaign headquarters. Where: 201 W. Broadway, downtown North Little Rock When: Tuesday, March 26th at 5:00 p.m. (Protest begins at 4:00 p.m.) We need your help to protest this event! Join us in front of the headquarters with a homemade sign at 4:00 p.m. and let Mr. Messina know that President Obama’s failed policies have cost Arkansas jobs and hurt our state and nation! From Obamacare to his failed Stimulus, Arkansas cannot afford another four years of...
  • Student-Driven PAC Aims to Blunt G.O.P. in South

    03/23/2012 5:39:21 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 21, 2012 | By BRET SCHULTE
    At a party last month, students in the Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas, unveiled a new state and federal PAC. Called Naturally Blue, its aim is to maintain the majority of Democrats in the Arkansas legislature. In a state where Democrats suffered heavy losses in 2010, the new PAC was well received, with the party reeling in about 300 guests, including [disgraced] ex-governor Jim Guy Tucker, and about $13,000. The founders believe that the economics of the South — namely its concentrated poverty — make the region “naturally blue.” Nate Looney, the PAC’s 25-year-old president,...
  • Ten questions for the Council on American Islamic Relations

    03/22/2012 3:09:45 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 4 replies
    FreePressers ^ | 22 March 2012 | Brigitte Gabriel and Frank Gaffney
    The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has launched a propaganda campaign attacking a state legislative initiative that is designed to protect the constitutional rights of all Americans, including Muslims. That initiative is known as American Laws for American Courts (ALAC).
  • Little Rock airport renamed in honor of Bill and Hillary Clinton (X42: "We are humbled")

    03/20/2012 2:11:06 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 70 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 20, 2012 | Michael A. Memoli
    At Little Rock National Airport, it's two for the price of one. No, we're not talking about airfares, but Clintons. The Arkansas capital's Municipal Airport Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to rename the airport in honor of the former president and the current secretary of State, a rare twin billing for the state's former first couple. The change won't be official until the Federal Aviation Administration signs off. Adams Field, the designation for the airport's aeronautical operations, will remain the same. "Bill and Hillary Clinton not only devoted years of service to Arkansas, but have served the nation as a two-term...
  • Prosecutor: Shooting of constable justified(AR)

    03/19/2012 4:58:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    LITTLE ROCK, AR – The shooting death of a constable at a Pine Bluff gas station in January was determined to be justified by the Jefferson County prosecuting attorney. In his findings released Thursday, Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter said that Edward Blundell and Constable Tommy Holcomb engaged in a verbal altercation outside of their cars at a Speedway convenience store. Hunter says Blundell made Holcomb aware that he had a gun, and got back into his car and closed the door. That is when Holcomb went up to the car with a gun in his hand. While at the...
  • Little Rock Airport to be renamed for Bill and Hillary Clinton

    03/17/2012 8:43:27 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 59 replies · 2+ views
    Arkansas Times ^ | 16 MAR 2012 | Max Brantley
    The Little Rock Airport Commission has scheduled a discussion at its meeting Tuesday to rename the airport the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport. The idea has kicked around for years, with varying amounts of cheering and jeering. Hillary Clinton served for a time as legal counsel to the airport. I'm guessing the votes are in hand now to honor Arkansas's native son president and his wife, the secretary of state. It's better than a guess. Our FOI request early today produced 1) renderings of various proposed sign treatments including the one above; 2) the resolution the commission has up...
  • Airport to possibly become Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport

    03/16/2012 7:38:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 67 replies ^ | March 16, 2012
    Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission members will be discussing and voting on a possible name change at Tuesday's meeting. The proposal suggests that the Little Rock National Airport be renamed the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in honor of President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. According to the drafted resolution, the name change will celebrate the Clinton Family because they have "dedicated their lives to the service of not only the City of Little Rock, but also to the State of Arkansas, the United States and the world as a whole."
  • Police: Fayetteville Homeowner Shoots Burglar(AR)

    03/07/2012 11:26:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 6 March, 2012 | NA
    Fayetteville Police are investigating after they say a homeowner shot a burglar. It happened this afternoon at 4153 Old Missouri Road in north Fayetteville. The suspect's condition is not yet known, and police have not yet released his name. Fayetteville Police Sergeant Craig Stout says the suspect was breaking into the home with a knife. Stout says the homeowner defended himself and shot the man several times in the stomach. Sgt. Stout says the suspect's cousin drove him to Willow Creek Women's Hospital in Fayetteville and he was then transferred to Washington Regional Medical Center. At last report, police were...
  • Veteran responds to Burnt Koran Apology (Video from the Faulkner County Republican Committee)

    02/29/2012 5:06:41 PM PST · by pulaskibush · 3 replies
    During the Faulkner County Tea Party Republican Committee Meeting, a veteran talks about how the US is having to apologize for Korans that were burnt after muslim terrorist in prisons had written and defaced them. At least 4 Americans have been killed over the Korans being burned. Most of the destruction of Korans and Mosque have been done by Al Queda and 3rd world dictators such as Saddam Hussein, while the US has built roads, schools, and a platform for modernization in Muslim Countries such as Afghanistan. Faulkner county Republican Committee Apology for Korans Issue.wmv
  • Boy grabs gun, stops burglar(AR)

    02/29/2012 7:15:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies · 1+ views ^ | 24 February, 2012 | Joe Borlik
    WALDRON, ARK. — A 6th grader springs into action after he finds two strangers inside his neighbor’s house in Waldron Tuesday night. Jerry Hopper, 12, says he went to a friend’s house to play on E. 6th Street, but when he got there he found strangers inside the home. The boy saw what was happening and decided to act. “I walked in the house and there was a guy and this woman about to go out the door and I grabbed a gun beside the door,” the boy said. Hopper said he hit the suspect between the legs with the...
  • Rally and Lunch at the Arkansas State Capitol (rally against the natural gas tax)

    02/27/2012 8:16:39 AM PST · by pulaskibush · 1 replies · 2+ views
    Stop the Gas Tax ^ | 02272012 | pulaskibush
    Join us for a rally and lunch on Thursday, March 1 at 12:30 on the steps of the State Capitol, as we let Arkansans know what’s really at stake here: jobs, future business development, and continued economic growth in our communities. Join a broad coalition of stakeholders, from Arkansas mayors and county leaders, to independent producers, employees, and royalty owners, who have all seen the positive impact the natural gas industry has had on their communities and on our entire state. We need you there, too. Let’s show the state that WE are the face of the natural gas community...