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  • Ex-cop convicted of murder from days as alleged gang member

    08/21/2017 6:44:06 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    LOS ANGELES— A reputed gang member who beat a murder charge decades ago and went on to land a job as a police officer was convicted Thursday of the 30-year-old killing after DNA evidence put him at the crime scene. Pierre Romain, 53, was convicted in Los Angeles Superior Court of first-degree murder for a botched carjacking outside a Hollywood nightclub in June 1987. Romain was trying to steal a customized 1984 Nissan 300 ZX that was identical to a friend's car he had recently crashed, police said. He fatally shot Jade Clark behind the wheel of the car and...
  • Fans to join Seahawks DE Michael Bennett in sitting during national anthem

    08/18/2017 6:04:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 64 replies
    MSN ^ | August 18, 2017 | Lindsey Wisniewski
    Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett won't be the only one to remain seated during the playing of the national anthem this season. Bennett, who sat alone in protest of racial and social injustices during the team's preseason opener against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, received many comments on Twitter that fans will be joining him in his protest this season.
  • Red Sox owner John Henry “haunted” by Tom Yawkey’s racist past, wants to rename Yawkey Way

    08/17/2017 4:53:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | Auigust 17, 2017 | Bill Baer
    The Boston Herald’s Michael Silverman reports that Red Sox owner John Henry is “haunted” by the racist past of previous owner Tom Yawkey and wants to rename Yawkey Way, the tw0-block street that runs from Brookline Avenue to Boylston Street.
  • Seahawks' Michael Bennett calls on white players to help with national anthem protests

    08/16/2017 8:29:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 86 replies
    The Sporting News ^ | August 16, 2017 | Gabrielle McMillen
    Michael Bennett is calling on all NFL players — black and white — to participate in the national anthem protests. In the Seahawks' first preseason game on Sunday, the defensive end sat for the anthem, continuing the movement started by quarterback Colin Kaepernick. However, Bennett said just a few players protesting the anthem isn't enough.
  • Suspects In Twin Peaks Fatal Shooting, Robbery Plead Not Guilty (San Francisco)

    08/14/2017 7:15:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    Bay City News Service ^ | August 14, 2017
    Two people charged with murder in the fatal shooting and robbery of a San Francisco man at the Twin Peaks lookout last month entered not guilty pleas today in court. Fantasy Decuir, a 20-year-old San Francisco resident, and Lamonte Mims, a 19-year-old Patterson resident, face charges including murder, second-degree robbery and inflicting injury on an elderly adult in the July 16 fatal shooting of Edward French.
  • 18-year-old arrested in murder of Baltimore mother of 8, police say

    08/13/2017 9:35:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 13, 2017 | Carrie Wells
    A man wanted in the murder of a mother of eight who was killed after reporting her son was bullied turned himself in on Sunday, Baltimore police said. Darius Neal, 18, had been named the department’s latest “Public Enemy No. 1” on Saturday. Police said he turned himself in once he learned of the warrant for his arrest. Neal was wanted in the June 12 death of Charmaine Wilson, a 37-year-old mother of eight who was shot to death in a home in the 1700 block of Gertrude St. She had reported people were bullying her son over a bike...
  • Don't Call Me Sweetheart: Ashley Judd Slams 'Everyday Sexism' at Airport

    08/10/2017 5:35:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 104 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | Caroline Carballeira
    You can call Ashley Judd a Golden Globe-nominated actress or a feverish Kentucky Wildcats fan — but don't call her "sweetheart." Judd took to Facebook Live earlier this week condemning employees at an unspecified airport after saying she experienced "everyday sexism" on her way through security Saturday.
  • Idea of Democrats funding anti-abortion candidates draws ire

    08/05/2017 5:16:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 5, 2017
    The proposal seemed modest in today's polarized political climate: The head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee suggested his group might help fund candidates who didn't share the party's support for abortion rights. The backlash from abortion-rights activists and organizations was quick and harsh. The basic message: Don't go there.
  • Look Who’s Still Talking the Most in Movies: White Men

    08/04/2017 9:06:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | Aug. 4, 2017 | JOHANNA BARR
    With “Wonder Woman” and “Girls Trip” riding a wave of critical and commercial success at the box office this summer, it can be tempting to think that diversity in Hollywood is on an upswing. But these high-profile examples are not a sign of greater representation in films over all. A new study from the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering found that films were likely to contain fewer women and minority characters than white men, and when they did appear, these characters were portrayed in ways that reinforced stereotypes. And female characters, in particular, were generally less central...
  • Pentagon may turn Russian airline's 747s into Air Force One

    08/01/2017 8:06:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    AP ^ | August 1, 2017 | DAVID KOENIG and LOLITA BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Air Force, which has been looking for ways to lower the cost of new planes for Air Force One, is talking to Boeing about buying two jumbo jets that were ordered but never delivered to a now-defunct Russian airline. The Air Force and Boeing confirmed Tuesday that they are working on a deal involving Boeing 747s but declined to disclose further details.
  • Undocumented immigrant charged with illegal dentistry did procedures in NC, prosecutors say

    08/01/2017 5:48:52 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – A man is behind bars in Virginia Beach, accused of doing illegal dental procedures in Virginia Beach. Prosecutors say 54-year-old Carlos Vargas has been on the run for the last two years. He was wanted for doing alleged invasive dental procedures in back in 2012 and 2013. Prosecutors say he was doing the procedures out of his home and in North Carolina.
  • Couple caught in ‘financial spiral’ jump to their deaths

    07/28/2017 5:40:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 164 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 28, 2017 | Shawn Cohen and Yaron Steinbuch
    A couple distraught over health care costs jumped to their deaths in Murray Hill early Friday — leaving suicide notes pleading for their children to be cared for, a law enforcement source told The Post. The bodies of the man and woman, both in their 50s, were found on 33rd Street between Park and Madison avenues.
  • Mick Jagger Gets Political, Addresses U.K. 'Anxiety' on Two New Songs

    07/27/2017 9:13:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | July 27, 2017 | Jon Blistein
    Mick Jagger unveiled two politically charged new songs, "England Lost" and "Get a Grip." The Rolling Stones singer said he penned the tracks in response to the "anxiety [and] unknowability of the changing political situation." He added, "We obviously have a lot of problems. So am I politically optimistic? … No."
  • Soda taxes popping up around the U.S.

    07/24/2017 8:26:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 23, 2017
    While Cook County battles in court to impose a tax on sweetened beverages, so-called soda taxes are popping up across the country. Cook County would be the biggest place to impose the tax, following in the footsteps of Albany, Berkeley and Oakland in California, Philadelphia, and Boulder, Colorado. San Francisco and Seattle are set to begin taxing sweetened beverages on Jan. 1, 2018.
  • THUG'S MASSIVE PAYOUT Illegal immigrant with ‘abysmal’ criminal record trousers £40,000 compensation

    07/20/2017 6:19:44 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | July 19, 2017 | Andy Jehring
    AN illegal immigrant with an “abysmal” criminal record has won £40,000 compensation after he was locked up for nearly a year. It is the second time Moroccan Khalid Belfken, 27, got a huge payout after efforts to deport him failed. The drug addict snuck into Britain illegally in 2005. He has committed more than 40 crimes and been jailed four times, most recently for burglary. The Home Office tried to kick Belfken out six times but authorities in Morocco refused to take him back.
  • Saratoga Springs mayor: City police won't help with federal deportation efforts

    07/18/2017 7:35:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    NYup.com ^ | July 18, 2017 | By Ben Axelson,
    Since May, dozens of illegal immigrants have been arrested and deported from Saratoga Springs, raising concerns about how increased Immigration and Customs Enforcement action could impact the busy horse racing season. At a town hall meeting on Monday, Saratoga Mayor Joanne Yepsen made it clear that the city's police force would not be initiating or participating in ICE deportation efforts. The declaration was met with applause, WTEN-TV reported.
  • Coca-Cola gets served a lawsuit by 2 pastors

    07/14/2017 8:45:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies
    CBS ^ | July 14, 2017 | Mary Brophy Marcus
    The lawsuit was filed Thursday in D.C. Superior Court on behalf of Coates and William Lamar, the senior pastor at the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, DC. "It is a matter of life and death in our communities," Lamar told CBS News. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012 research showed daily regular soda and fruit drink consumption was most common among black and Hispanic Americans.
  • 20 people wounded, 6 fatally, in city shootings (Chicago)

    07/14/2017 5:59:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 14, 2017 | By Ariana Figueroa, Deanese Williams-Harris, Rosemary Regina Sobol and Elvia Malagon
    Six people were fatally shot and 14 others were wounded in separate attacks during a 19-hour period from Thursday to Friday in Chicago, according to police.
  • Richard Sherman: Players need to be willing to strike

    07/13/2017 6:01:25 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | July 12, 2017 | Mike Florio
    To improve their individual pay, NFL players need to improve their collective pay. To improve their collective pay, they need to be willing to strike. “If we want to get anything done, players have to be willing to strike,” Sherman said at Wednesday night’s ESPYs in L.A., via Deadspin.com. “That’s the thing that guys need to 100 percent realize. You’re going to have to miss games, you’re going to have to lose some money if you’re willing to make the point, because that’s how MLB and NBA got it done.”
  • Woman dies after jet engine air blast

    07/13/2017 5:21:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 58 replies
    BBC ^ | July 13, 2017
    A New Zealand woman has died on the Caribbean island of Sint Maarten after the blast from a powerful jet engine knocked her to the ground. The incident happened at the famous Princess Juliana International Airport, which is just metres from the sea. Beachgoers can walk up to the airport fence as planes take off.