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  • Race incident sees Republican convention expulsions

    08/29/2012 3:48:30 PM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 35 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 29, 2012 | AFP
    Two people were ejected from the Republican National Convention when they threw nuts at a black CNN camera woman and said "this is how we feed animals," the network said Wednesday. "CNN can confirm there was an incident directed at an employee inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum" on Tuesday, the opening day of a gala at which former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney will accept his party's nomination to challenge President Barack Obama in November's election.
  • Councilmen Targeted By Police Union Negotiator

    08/29/2012 1:33:12 PM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 7 replies
    KFI 640 Los Angeles ^ | Wednesday, August 29, 2012 | Bill Carroll
    Officials from Costa Mesa, Irvine, Fullerton and Buena Park on Tuesday accused an Upland law firm that represents police unions of employing thug-like behavior in its efforts to win favorable contracts for city police agencies. Lackie, Dammeier and McGill, which represents more than 120 police associations in California, until recently had featured on its website a manual for tough negotiating tactics that included targeting city officials until they cave in to union demands. Buena Park Councilman Fred Smith said he was targeted by a police officer after leaving a party in December 2010. Smith said he was pulled over, told...
  • P.I. denies setting up Costa Mesa councilman by making DUI call

    08/29/2012 1:23:14 PM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 9 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 28, 2012 | Lauren Williams and Joseph Serna
    A private investigator who called police and reported that he suspected Costa Mesa Councilman Jim Righeimer of drunk driving denied allegations that he was hired to investigate the politician. Chris Lanzillo, 42, said in a statement that he was on another assignment the night he spotted Righeimer getting into his SUV outside Skosh Monahan's, a local steakhouse and pub owned by one of Righeimer's council colleagues. "If I was setting him up merely by calling 911, what was the purpose?" Lanzillo wrote Monday night. "Ultimately, an officer would have to make the call on if he violated any laws." Righeimer,...
  • 5th Grade Math Help

    09/15/2010 8:41:36 PM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 67 replies · 1+ views
    CA State Approved 5th Grade Math | Sep 15, 2010 | Me
  • Son's beating by Denver police stuns Pueblo sheriff's deputy

    08/18/2010 10:10:45 AM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 86 replies
    The Denver Post ^ | August 18, 2010 | Christopher N. Osher
    For 22 years, Anthony DeHerrera wore his law-enforcement uniform with pride. The last thing the Pueblo sheriff's deputy ever thought he would have to do is spend a year and a half seeking justice on behalf of his son who was beaten by Denver Police officers. He wants them to pay for what the videotape of their actions shows. "If they were Joe Q citizens, they would be in jail," he says. He says that what drives him are the memories of the sounds that came over the cell phone his son held that night SNIP A video was taken...
  • No Comment From Officer In DUI Fatality

    08/13/2010 12:22:28 PM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 24 replies
    The Indy Channel ^ | August 11, 2010 | News 6
    INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indianapolis police officer charged with seven felonies in a fatal crash in which prosecutors said he was intoxicated had nothing to say as he walked resolutely into court for an initial hearing Thursday. Officer David Bisard, a nine-year veteran of the department, was on duty when he plowed into a group of motorcyclists stopped at a red light Friday, killing Eric Wells, 30, and injuring Kurt Weekly, 44, and Mary Mills, 47. According to the probable cause affidavit, Bisard was driving between 65 mph and 70 mph in a 40 mph zone when he struck the bikes,...
  • US Muslims prep for Islamic holiday — around 9/11

    08/13/2010 10:52:31 AM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 24 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Fri Aug 13, 2010 | Rachel Zoll
    NEW YORK – The lunar calendar that Muslims follow for religious holidays is creating a potential for misunderstandings or worse in a year when American Muslims are already confronting a spike in assaults on their faith and protests against new mosques. Eid al-Fitr, a joyous holiday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, this year falls around Sept. 11. Muslim leaders fear that their gatherings for prayer and festivities could be misinterpreted by those unfamiliar with Islam as a celebration of the 2001 terrorist strikes. The Muslim Public Affairs Council, an advocacy group based in Los Angeles, is...
  • How reforms to criminal property forfeiture stalled out at the Legislature

    08/12/2010 12:59:51 PM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 12 replies
    Politics in Minnesota ^ | July 21, 2010 | Paul Demko
    In 2009, there were 4,895 incidents across the state in which police officers permanently seized property from individuals allegedly involved in criminal activity. Almost all of these seizures involved cash, firearms or vehicles. The total street value of the haul, according to a study released this week by the State Auditor’s office: $4.8 million. That money helped bolster the coffers of police departments and county attorneys across the state. The forfeiture figures represent a significant uptick over 2008. Both the number of criminal forfeitures and the value of property seized jumped by roughly 25 percent. The permanent seizure of property...
  • In the curious case of Shirley Sherrod, let’s see the whole tape

    07/20/2010 7:07:56 AM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 72 replies
    AJC ^ | 7/20/10 | Jay Bookman
    “But Tuesday morning, Sherrod said what online viewers weren’t told in reports posted throughout the day Monday was that the tale she told at the banquet happened 24 years ago — before she got the USDA job — when she worked with the Georgia field office for the Federation of Southern Cooperative/Land Assistance Fund. Sherrod said the short video clip excluded the breadth of the story about how she eventually worked with the man over a two-year period to help ward off foreclosure of his farm, and how she eventually became friends with the farmer and his wife. “And I...
  • Good Question: Where's My Alabama Tax Refund?

    06/23/2010 2:04:52 PM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 26 replies
    WHNT Eyeball News 19 ^ | May 4, 2010 | Staff
    MONTGOMERY, AL - Have you gotten your state refund tax check yet? Many Alabamians haven't yet, and they're growing more impatient by the day. Barbara Moore of Athens wrote WHNT NEWS 19 to ask us to find out when the state will send refund checks to people who are waiting on refunds. "Some of us feel like we're being forgotten by the state," said Moore. "Can you get us a general idea when to expect what is due to us?" WHNT NEWS 19 is taking action to get the answer. We contacted the Alabama Department of Revenue, and workers say...
  • (Former)Newsweek Correspondent (Hastings) Proposes Book On Fiancée's Death—3 Weeks Later

    06/23/2010 9:21:08 AM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 10 replies
    Fishbowl NY ^ | Apr 02, 2007 | Rebecca
    Newsweek Baghdad correspondent Michael Hastings' book proposal sold last Tuesday for $500,000 to Scribner, a publishing source told FishbowlNY Thursday. The book, about Hastings' experiences working as a young journalist in Iraq, focuses on the author's relationship with 28-year-old Andrea "Andi" Parhamovich, a civilian consulting with NGO National Democratic Institute in Baghdad who was killed January 17, 2007 in an ambush there. In his January 29, 2007, editor's letter, Newsweek Jon Meacham billed it as a "death in the family," describing how at the time of Parhamovich's death, Hastings had plans to take her to Paris the following month to...
  • Kelly Beemer ARREST/ Video(Drunk Officer Shoots Through Floor of Car)

    06/21/2010 10:03:48 AM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 31 replies
    LA Late News ^ | June 18, 2010 | LA Late News
    DALLAS (LALATE) – PHOTO. Dallas police are furious that drunk Officer Kelly Beemer (picture and video below) fired near them. Kelly Beemer is a 27 year old patrol officer. But last night, Beemer enjoyed a few too many of her favorite beverages during off duty hours. Two off duty Dallas police officers were called to the local bar where Beemer in a tank top had been drinking; they came to pick her up and bring her home. Harmless, right? Not so. It’s there that the violence erupted, all captured on video. As NBC Dallas reports, Beemer shouts “This is what...
  • Arlington National Cemetery headstones found lining stream bed

    06/17/2010 8:13:19 AM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 24 replies · 928+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 17, 2010 | Christian Davenport
    Several mud-caked headstones line the banks of a small stream at Arlington National Cemetery, the country's most venerated burial ground. Farther upstream in a wooded area, a few others lie submerged with the rocks that line the stream bed. On Wednesday, after The Washington Post alerted the cemetery to their presence, officials there said they were shocked to find the gravestones lying in the muck near a maintenance yard. Already under fire in recent days for more than 200 unmarked or misidentified graves and a chaotic and dysfunctional management system, cemetery officials vowed to investigate the headstones along the stream...
  • Peace Protests Around the World

    08/12/2008 2:36:18 PM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 12 replies · 74+ views
    My Skull | Aug 12 2008 | Rigoberta Menchu
    LONDON, England (CMM) -- Millions took to the streets of Europe to protest against a war in Georgia in huge demonstrations later repeated in Russia. In London on Saturday, police said the turnout was 750,000, the largest demonstration ever in the British capital. The organizers put the figure at 2 million. Half a million protested in Germany, and 300,000 in 60 towns and cities across France. The world wide protests were planned by United for Piece and Just Us. CMM's Alex Pinci said that the turnout in Rome, Italy -- where Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has publicly backed the stance...
  • FL officer resigns after beating caught on tape

    08/12/2008 1:23:45 PM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 18 replies · 681+ views
    WIS 10 News ^ | Aug 12, 2008 | WIS10
    WEST PALM BEACH, FL (NBC) - A south Florida police officer has resigned and two others have been suspended after they are caught on tape hitting and kicking a handcuffed suspect. The video paints a disturbing picture. An incident back in late May involving three West Palm Beach police officers following an oxycodone robbery at a CVS. Officers Jason Zangara, Louis Schwartz, and Kirk Graham all became the target of a internal affairs report. West Palm Beach Police Chief Delsa Bush says "in this particular case having the video I chose to substantiate the charge of the use of excessive...
  • Missile crew falls asleep with nuclear code device: air force

    07/24/2008 3:35:10 PM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 51 replies · 163+ views
    AFP ^ | July 24, 2008 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — Members of a US Air Force nuclear missile crew face disciplinary action for going to sleep while in possession of an invalidated nuclear launch code component, the air force disclosed Thursday. The breach occurred July 12 at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, the scene of two other recent high profile lapses involving nuclear weapons or nuclear-related components, according to the spokesman. An investigation into the violation of procedures "concluded that no compromise of the classified material occurred," the air force said in a statement.
  • Terrorism Funds May Let Brass Fly in Style

    07/18/2008 3:30:31 PM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 16 replies · 103+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 18, 2008 | R. Jeffrey Smith
    The Air Force's top leadership sought for three years to spend counterterrorism funds on "comfort capsules" to be installed on military planes that ferry senior officers and civilian leaders around the world, with at least four top generals involved in design details such as the color of the capsules' carpet and leather chairs, according to internal e-mails and budget documents. Production of the first capsule -- consisting of two sealed rooms that can fit into the fuselage of a large military aircraft -- has already begun. Air Force officials say the government needs the new capsules to ensure that leaders...
  • Pentagon Notebook: McPeak calls McCain too fat

    06/27/2008 7:11:06 AM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 45 replies · 88+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 26, 2007 | Rowan Scarborough
    Turns out the most senior retired general to back Sen. Barack Obama crossed paths with Sen. John McCain during their active-duty years. Gen. Merrill A. McPeak, the Air Force chief of staff during 1991 Desert Storm, told The Washington Times he and Mr. McCain sat in the same National War College class of 1973-74. Mr. McCain, then a Navy commander, had been released by North Vietnam in March 1973 and arrived at the Fort McNair campus in July. "We both graduated," Gen. McPeak said of what is considered a ticket-punching step up the ladder to higher rank. Adm. Michael Mullen,...
  • OCEANSIDE: Woman shot by cop charged with child endangerment

    06/10/2008 4:42:30 AM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 127 replies · 761+ views
    The North County Times ^ | June 9, 2008 | TERI FIGUEROA
    OCEANSIDE: Woman shot by cop charged with child endangerment Investigation into officer is continuing Rachel Leann Silva was charged Monday with felony child endangerment and misdemeanor drunken driving in an alleged road rage dispute with an off-duty policeman, who shot the woman and her 8-year-old son. Silva's "erratic and aggressive" driving and actions during the March 15 confrontation put her son in danger, according to a declaration seeking a warrant for Silva's arrest that was filed by the attorney general's office in Superior Court on Monday. Witnesses reportedly said she tailgated and pursued the off-duty officer during the clash, revving...
  • Hinchey to tackle high gas prices

    06/02/2008 5:09:48 AM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 20 replies · 62+ views
    10 News Now ^ | May 30, 2008 | Allison Lazarz
    TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. -- At a press conference Thursday, Congressman Maurice Hinchey outlined short, medium and long-term solutions to reducing gas prices. He said major reasons for the rising cost of fuel are the U.S. occupation of Iraq and especially the decreasing value of the dollar. "The value of the dollar has not been addressed. All of the focus has been on the oil companies, the government and the producers of oil. But the value of the dollar has driven up the price of oil at least 50 percent over the course of the last couple of years more than...
  • They messed with the wrong guy

    05/16/2008 8:30:51 AM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 35 replies · 35+ views
    dailypress.com ^ | May 16, 2008 | DAVID MACAULAY
    NEWPORT NEWS - When owner Jeffrey Thompson found signs Sunday of a break-in at his military surplus store in Newport News, he decided to sleep at work with his gun nearby and catch the thieves red-handed. Early Thursday morning his long nights at the office paid off when Thompson confronted three burglars. He was surprised to find out later that the men were members of Security Forces at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton.
  • Pilot grounded after Fenway flyover

    04/11/2008 11:40:34 AM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 70 replies · 334+ views
    Aim Points ^ | 04/11/2008 | James Vaznis
    Three F-16s roared toward Fenway Park, flying wingtip to wingtip. Suddenly a fourth F-16, trailing behind the formation, caught up, flew under the three F-16s, then looped up and over the formation to take its rightful spot for a perfect V formation. The maneuver, performed during the Red Sox Opening Day game Tuesday, came just as the Boston Symphony Orchestra finished playing the national anthem. It elicited roaring applause and cheers from the full-capacity crowd, which clearly appreciated what it thought to be great showmanship. But as it turns out, the maneuver was improper and the Vermont Air National Guard...
  • Attorney: Driver shot by cop was no threat

    03/26/2008 5:36:04 AM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 126 replies · 1,561+ views
    San Diego Uniion-Tribune ^ | March 26, 2008 | Matthew Rodriguez
    An Oceanside woman shot in the arm by an off-duty San Diego police officer didn't threaten the officer before the shooting March 15, her attorney says. “She didn't attack him. She didn't threaten him,” Gene Iredale, an attorney for 27-year-old Rachel Silva, said yesterday. Silva's 8-year-old son, who was with her in her car, was shot in the leg. Both were released from the hospital March 19. Iredale said he plans to file a claim for an unspecified amount against the city of San Diego today – a first step in a possible lawsuit. He said his client recalls a...
  • O'Reilly About to Pull the Race\Gender Card on Rush

    03/06/2008 5:07:49 PM PST · by Fundamentally Fair · 75 replies · 234+ views
    Fox News | March 6, 2009 | Vanity
    The teaser on O'Reilly highlighted Rush's comment that a black and a woman on the presidential ticket can’t win.
  • Joint Arlington County – Pentagon Force Protection Agency Test in Crystal City

    03/03/2008 11:16:09 AM PST · by Fundamentally Fair · 11 replies · 612+ views
    Arlington Alert ^ | February 27, 2008
    There will be a joint Arlington County – Pentagon Force Protection Agency Test in Crystal City in early March,weather dependent. The Pentagon Force Protection Agency’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Explosives Directorate (PFPA-CBRNE), in cooperation with Arlington County, will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of a simulated chemical release in an urban area. This cooperative test – to be conducted in the Crystal City area – will provide valuable information for both Arlington County and the Pentagon’s response to a chemical attack. The Crystal City Urban Transport Study (CCUTS) will involve releasing a colorless, odorless, tasteless, and inert tracer gas that poses...
  • TEACHER HITS A BAD SPELL

    05/03/2007 4:32:39 PM PDT · by Fundamentally Fair · 42 replies · 1,469+ views
    NY POst ^ | May 3, 2007 | DAVID ANDREATTA
    May 3, 2007 -- Yo, koach, ever hurd of a spelchekker? A Staten Island gym teacher entered foul territory when he fired off an error-riddled rant to parents of nearly 100 eighth-graders, punishing the students for a food fight in the "caferteria" (sic).
  • Religious Message Prohibited in Senior Photo

    11/05/2003 1:37:01 PM PST · by Fundamentally Fair · 13 replies · 199+ views
    Irony Valley Times ^ | November 5 2003 | Art Vandalay
    Religious Message Prohibited in Senior Photo IRONIA VALLEY – To prepare for their class picture on the bleachers, 13 Ironia Valley High School seniors made T-shirts, arrived early and staked out the front row. But when Vice Principal Ted Reid saw the shirts spelling out "Allah is the way" and "Allah (heart) U" flanked by crescent, he asked the students to rearrange themselves or turn the shirts around. After five minutes of negotiations with Reid, 11 of the students walked out of the picture. "We weren't telling people to love Allah," senior Hammed Hussein, 17, said. "We weren't telling people,...