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  • Surveillance: Woman Steals From Store With Help From Her Kids

    09/15/2013 6:20:48 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    FOX 29 ^ | Sep 12, 2013
    Many children grow up looking up to their mothers. But one woman in Missouri is setting the wrong example for her kids. She allegedly took them along for a jewelry store heist. Surveillance video captures her going into a store with her two young kids, a boy and girl. The store owner says that the woman distracted him, while her kids filled up her purse with thousands of dollars in jewels. Police did recover $10,000 worth of merchandise and identified the woman in the surveillance video. However, thieving family is on the run tonight.
  • Some lawmakers see waste hanging in hallowed halls

    09/15/2013 5:56:38 AM PDT · by kevcol · 21 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch (&LA Times) ^ | September 15, 2013 | National & World News
    WASHINGTON The capital is full of portraits of government officials, sometimes more than one of the same person.... an effort is underway to put an end to the practice of taxpayers footing the bill for the commissioned paintings. The measure is dubbed the Eliminating Government-funded Oil-painting, or EGO, Act. Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., introduced it after reports that the Environmental Protection Agency spent $38,350 for former administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s portrait. “Lisa Jackson can borrow my camera for free,” he suggested.
  • Police: Teen, 14, charged after elderly vet robbed twice in 2 days

    09/14/2013 4:12:06 PM PDT · by kevcol · 39 replies
    KCTV 5 ^ | Sept 13, 2013 | Justin Schmidt
    GRANDVIEW, MO (KCTV) - Grandview police said a 14-year-old has been charged after an elderly veteran was robbed twice over the course of two days. . . Police shared surveillance video from a robbery on Sunday. A group of seven men forced their way into a home near Blue Ridge Boulevard and Interstate 49. Once inside police say they stole two handguns and a rifle after punching the 85-year-old homeowner in the head. The robbers came back two days later, this time with nine people rushing into the home.
  • Is it ever OK to use the N-word?

    09/14/2013 2:44:18 PM PDT · by kevcol · 70 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | September 13, 2013 | Peter Hall
    A federal jury in New York awarded $250,000 in damages to a woman who said she was subjected to a racist tirade at work. In his defense, her boss argued that the N-word can be a term of love and endearment between black people. Reporter Peter Hall reached out for opposing views. . . . Q: Are there any social settings or contexts where it is acceptable to use the N-word? [Monica Miller] A: The recent federal ruling against workplace use of the N-word has sparked, once again, a discourse on the limits and boundaries of what we can say....
  • Gay marine bids farewell with show of support from colleagues [barf]

    09/14/2013 9:55:19 AM PDT · by kevcol · 52 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sept 11, 2013 | Amanda Holpuch
    Bryan Eberly presented with rainbow flag as mark of service: 'It took everything in my power not to burst into tears' ... He did not officially come out in the marines until repeal day, when he brought cupcakes into work and said: "Oh, by the way, I'm gay. Happy repeal day!" His announcement received nearly as big a reaction as the arrival of surprise cupcakes in the office. ... The flag will be framed and put on the wall of his or his father's living room. When his dad first saw the photo of the flag, he said he was...
  • Trayvon Martin's Mother to Testify in Senate on 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

    09/14/2013 5:26:29 AM PDT · by kevcol · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Sept 14, 2013 | William Bigelow
    Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), the chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, announced on Thursday that a central witness in the September 17 Senate hearing targeting “Stand Your Ground” laws will be Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother.
  • CAIR Report to Reveal Total Funding of U.S. 'Islamophobia Network'

    09/13/2013 4:42:23 PM PDT · by kevcol · 24 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | Sept 13, 2013 | PR Newswire
    The 158-page report by CAIR, the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, includes the following: * A listing of the organizations involved in the U.S. Islamophobia network, separated into an "inner core" that focuses exclusively on promoting anti-Islam prejudice and an "outer core" that has other elements to its work. * An examination of the total revenue available to inner core Islamophobic groups during 2008-2011. * A rating of the state of Islamophobia in America based on a survey conducted with subject matter experts. * A review of the pervasiveness of anti-Islam legislation in state legislatures. * A...
  • Handcuffed-kids discrimination suit dismissed against Westerville school employees

    09/13/2013 10:45:53 AM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | September 12, 2013 | Kathy Lynn Gray
    Two Westerville school-district employees did not discriminate against two youngsters who were handcuffed by police after a 2011 school-bus incident, a federal judge has concluded. Tonya Mitchell had sued bus driver Deidre Vandewater and Pointview Elementary School Principal Jeanne Roth, accusing them of discriminating against her son and daughter because they are black. . . . Michelle and Mikeal Mitchell were 7 and 8 and students at Pointview in October 2011 when a fight broke out on their bus. Vandewater kept Mikeal and a female student on the bus until Roth arrived. Later, when Michelle and Mikeal were in Roth’s...
  • [homosexual] Massachusetts man plotted to kill and eat children, feds say

    09/13/2013 8:28:40 AM PDT · by kevcol · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | September 13, 2013 | Lateef Mungin and Julie Cannold
    (CNN) -- A Boston-area man, who was planning to kidnap children, lock them in a basement dungeon, rape and eat them, should be imprisoned for at least 27 years, federal authorities said in court documents filed this week. . . . Online chats, seized by police, showed Portway call his basement a "dungeon" where he intended to "keep kidnapped children while he sexually abused them and as a place to eventually murder and cannibalize the children."
  • Family says dog tipped them to abusive babysitter

    09/13/2013 7:28:48 AM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Sept 12, 2013 | Philip Caulfield
    A Charleston, S.C., family says they became suspicious of the babysitter after the dog started behaving aggressively toward her. A hidden recorder later caught the woman cursing and slapping the 7-month-old boy.
  • House Republicans seek food stamp cut as millions go hungry [barf]

    09/13/2013 6:42:14 AM PDT · by kevcol · 31 replies
    pMSNBC ^ | Sept 12, 2013 | Allison MacDonald
    According to USDA estimates, about half of households that received food stamps suffered from some amount of food security, largely because the subsidy is so small.
  • NBC12 confronts mom accused of leaving kids in car and shoplifting

    09/12/2013 11:46:11 AM PDT · by kevcol · 20 replies
    NBC12 ^ | Sept 11, 2013 | Ashley Monfort
    "Someone could break in and take the kids," said Marilyn Brook. "Or they could coerce the kids to open the door, take the car and the kids and be gone." "Just leaving them unattended is irresponsible in itself and then to go and do something that's illegal while they're sitting in the car is just inexcusable," said Gabriel Gonzalez. NBC12 wanted to see if Thomas could explain what happened.
  • Dollar store owner admits to allowing more than $5 million in fraudulent food stamp purchases

    09/12/2013 11:11:01 AM PDT · by kevcol · 27 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | Sept 11, 2013 | Thomas Zambito
    NEWARK— The owner of four dollar stores in Essex and Union counties pleaded guilty today to defrauding the food stamp program out of $5 million by letting customers use the federal subsidy to pay for electronic devices and other non-food items, prosecutors say.
  • Al Sharpton puts Apple in crosshairs, decrying all-white board

    09/12/2013 8:12:49 AM PDT · by kevcol · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 11, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Civil rights activist Al Sharpton suggested in a radio broadcast making the rounds on YouTube that Apple is too white and needs to add some black faces to executive-level positions. “[There are] no blacks on the board of Apple,” Mr. Sharpton said Tuesday on conservative blogger Brian Maloney’s “Radio Equalizer” broadcast. “We buying up all this Apple stuff and can’t get a bite.”
  • Harrison Ford threatened with deportation from Indonesia over interview [..] about climate change

    09/12/2013 3:08:46 AM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Sept 11, 2013 | Margaret Eby
    Ford, 71, was in the country as part of a Showtime series on climate changed called "Years of Living Dangerously." According to The Telegraph, Ford angered presidential adviser Andi Arief, who accused Ford of "attacking" Hasan with questions and "harassing state institutions."
  • Some LGBT activists outraged by new dress code for Dallas Pride

    09/11/2013 7:53:05 PM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    Dallas Voice ^ | Sept 11, 2013 | John Wright
    In a controversy that threatened to overshadow the 30th anniversary of Dallas’ gay Pride parade, some LGBT activists expressed outrage this week after organizers reminded participants about the need for the event to be family-friendly and said nudity and lewd behavior will no longer be tolerated.... Jeremy Liebbe, a detective sergeant at Dallas Independent School District, will oversee 95 officers from DPD and DISD as co-commander of security for the parade and festival. Liebbe, who’s gay, said any floats in violation of indecency standards will be warned in the lineup on Wycliff Avenue prior to the parade. If they fail...
  • Attorney for [fired] Trayvon Martin medical examiner preparing $100M lawsuit

    09/11/2013 7:30:51 PM PDT · by kevcol · 30 replies
    WFTV ^ | Sept 10, 2013 | Local
    Gary said Dr. Bao was made to be a scapegoat and was wrongfully fired from the medical examiner's office. He said his client was prepared to offer proof that Martin was not the aggressor. "He was in essence told to zip his lips. 'Shut up. Don't say those things,'" Gary said. Gary said prosecutors never asked Dr. Bao a question crucial to their case. "He wanted a question that would have allowed him to explain to the jury with scientific evidence how there was no way Trayvon Martin could have been on top of George Zimmerman," Gary said. Gary said...
  • Sun Sentinel reporter storms out of town meeting screaming; threatens boycott

    09/11/2013 6:59:07 PM PDT · by kevcol · 19 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | Sept 11, 2013 | Joe Saunders
    Fladell said the [news] business now encourages ambition and irresponsibility at the expense of accuracy – and the good of the country. “Journalists have no respect for their own profession … no respect for their country,” Fladell said, describing “self-serving, incompetent journalists.” That was too much for the journalist in attendance, as Marci Shatzman, a reporter for the Sun-Sentinel’s Forum Publishing Group, interrupted Fladell loudly before storming from the room. “I totally disagree – I’m a member of the press,” Shatzman shouted. “I’m not going to sit here and listen to this crap. I’m leaving.” On the way out, she...
  • Police: Hawarden, Iowa, man shoots at vacuum sales crew

    09/10/2013 8:29:34 AM PDT · by kevcol · 27 replies
    Sioux City Journal ^ | Sept 9, 2013 | Molly Montag
    HAWARDEN, Iowa | Police said a Hawarden, Iowa, man shot at three vacuum cleaner salesmen on Saturday. No one was hurt. Samuel Harrison, 50, was charged with felony going armed with intent and intimidation with a dangerous weapon, and misdemeanor assault and operating while intoxicated - second offense. Harrison shot at the Omaha-area sales crew in the 4800 block of Buchanan Avenue about 3:15 p.m. Saturday, police said. No one on the crew was hit. "For whatever reason, Mr. Harrison became upset about them in the area and he fired off several rounds out of his shotgun," said Sioux County...
  • California Senate Passes Bill Making Improper Gun Storage A Crime

    09/10/2013 7:14:14 AM PDT · by kevcol · 8 replies
    KCBS ^ | September 9, 2013
    But AB231 by Democratic Assemblyman Philip Ting of San Francisco makes it a crime to store any loaded firearm where the owner reasonably should know that a child is likely to gain access to it.
  • Judge: Abercrombie & Fitch's Muslim garb ban violated bias laws

    09/10/2013 6:40:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Sept 9, 2013 | Howard Mintz
    Hip clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch, under fire for years for its policies restricting Muslim employees from wearing religious headscarves, violated the civil rights of a former employee at one of the company's Bay Area stores, a federal judge has ruled. In a recent ruling, U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers found that Abercrombie violated anti-discrimination laws when it fired Hani Khan from her job at a Hollister store in 2010 for refusing to remove her hijab on the job.
  • 5 cops attacked during drunken brawl at baptism celebration

    09/09/2013 12:03:40 PM PDT · by kevcol · 10 replies
    KOMO News ^ | Sep 9, 2013 | KOMO Staff
    SEATTLE - Five officers were assaulted Saturday night when they tried to break up a drunken brawl at a large baptism celebration at the South Park Community Center, police said. The drama unfolded shortly before midnight when officers responded to reports of a disturbance at the center, located off 8th Avenue South near S. Thistle Street, said Seattle police spokeswoman Renee Witt. Arriving at the scene, officers found that "abundant alcohol" was being served inside, and several of the celebrants had begun fighting, Witt said. But when officers tried to break up the fighting, they were attacked by the crowd....
  • 9 charged in $3M dollar food stamp fraud case

    09/09/2013 10:04:18 AM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    WPRI ^ | Sept 5, 2013 | Dan McGowan & Time White
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Food stamp fraud is a “significant problem” in Rhode Island. That was the message U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha sent Thursday when he announced that nine people are facing criminal charges for allegedly defrauding the federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program out of more than $3 million. During a two-year undercover investigation, Neronha said eight Rhode Island residents and one New York man were found to be illegally allowing food stamp recipients to use their EBT cards to obtain cash in exchange for a large surcharge at five Providence convenience stores. ... Six people were charged by...
  • Missouri would nullify federal law on guns

    09/09/2013 9:44:37 AM PDT · by kevcol · 14 replies
    Journal Inquirer ^ | September 9, 2013 | Op-Ed
    Missouri’s legislature recently passed a law purporting to forbid the application of federal gun laws in the state and making it a crime for federal agents to enforce them there. The Missouri law goes so far as to allow a Missouri resident arrested under federal gun laws to sue the arresting officer. . . President Barack Obama might benefit from President Andrew Jackson’s response to South Carolina’s attempt at nullification: “Tell them if one South Carolina finger is raised in defiance of this government, then I shall come down there and once I’m there, I’ll hang the first man I...
  • Northern California County Board Votes For Secession From State

    09/09/2013 7:30:23 AM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    KCBS ^ | Sep 4, 2013 | CBS San Francisco
    YREKA (CBS/AP) – Supervisors in a far Northern California county where residents are fed up with what they see as a lack of representation at the state capitol and overregulation have voted in favor of separating from the state. . . They want other rural counties in Northern California and Southern Oregon to join them in the creation of a new state called the State of Jefferson.
  • Democratic mayoral candidates gather at Rev. Al Sharpton's headquarters...

    09/08/2013 6:36:49 PM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | September 8, 2013 | Erin Durkin
    The day began at Sharpton’s House of Justice in Harlem, where each candidate took a turn at the mic to make their cases one final time, with Sharpton holding court.
  • Report: World Entering a Period of Global Cooling

    09/08/2013 6:08:19 PM PDT · by kevcol · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sept 8, 2013 | Greg Richter
    A cool Arctic summer has resulted in 60 percent more ocean area covered in ice than last year, the Mail Online reports. That has left several yachts and one cruise ship trying to sail the Northwest Passage either stranded or searching for a new route. Many top scientists who had predicted a continuing rise in global temperatures after the two decades of increases in the 1980s and '90s are backtracking, the Mail reports. ...The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) had planned to begin issuing its latest report in October, but now will hold a pre-summit this month, the...
  • Police identify intruder shot to death by a Northland homeowner

    09/08/2013 4:08:50 AM PDT · by kevcol · 40 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | September 5, 2013 | CHRISTINE VENDEL and GLENN E. RICE
    Robinson allegedly stole three vehicles in a pre-dawn crime spree that ended with his death inside a residential garage in the 9000 block of North Garfield Avenue in Kansas City, North. He allegedly fought with the homeowner, who killed him with two shotgun blasts after Robinson stole keys and tried to drive off in the family’s vehicle. The homeowner’s wife held their child and hid in a closet while calling 911 after Robinson broke into their home, police said.
  • Feds Spending $2.2 Million to Study Lesbian Obesity

    09/07/2013 4:25:34 AM PDT · by kevcol · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 5, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The federal government has spent $2.2 million studying why three quarters of lesbians are obese despite sequestration-mandated budget cuts that critics warned could “delay progress in medical breakthroughs.” . . . Thus far, the study has yielded one report, published in January, which found that gay and bisexual males had a “greater desire for toned muscles than completely and mostly heterosexual males.”
  • Dennis Rodman: 'Kim Jong-un is a friend for life'

    09/07/2013 3:56:23 AM PDT · by kevcol · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | Sep 7, 2013 | Martine Dennis
    Speaking to reporters, he said: "He's my friend for life - I don't care what you guys think about him."
  • Ka-Ching! CVS Settles Racist Receipt Lawsuit

    09/06/2013 10:50:36 AM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    the smoking gun ^ | Sept 5, 2013
    In her lawsuit, Lee--who describes herself as an “adult ethnic Korean”--recalled that when she picked up photos from a CVS pharmacy in February, she was “shocked, stunned, mortified, humiliated, and severely distressed” to discover that her name had been changed to “Ching Chong Lee” on a receipt attached to an envelope. . . ....CVS official apologized for Lee’s “experience with the photo staff” at the Egg Harbor City store in southern New Jersey. The employee noted that “this incident will be addressed at store level,” and added that a worker identified as “William” will be “counseled and trained.”
  • Robber Who Got Out Of Prison Early Allegedly Went On A Killing Spree In Nebraska

    09/06/2013 9:10:20 AM PDT · by kevcol · 32 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Sept 5, 2013 | Erin Fuchs
    A convicted robber in Nebraska allegedly shot four people in the head weeks after finishing a decade-long prison stint that began when he was a teenager.... . . . Jenkins' early release obviously calls into question the wisdom of "good-time" credit. It also calls into question the notion that prison has any power at all to rehabilitate criminals. Jenkins got locked up as a relatively young teenager and apparently just got more violent. The murder of 33-year-old Andrew Kruger is particularly horrifying. Kruger, a wife and mother of three, was on her way home from work right before she...
  • 3 arrested in assault, theft of man's clothes

    09/06/2013 8:08:45 AM PDT · by kevcol · 9 replies
    WBAL ^ | Sept 3, 2013 | Katie Lange
    [BROOKLYN, Md] The victim, a 43-year-old man, told officers that he was walking in the area and ran into a group of five teens, who punched and kicked him, knocking him to the ground. He said some of the teens stole some of the clothes he was wearing before they ran away.
  • Gay rights ordinance in Texas draws Republican objections

    09/05/2013 11:36:04 AM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    The Free Lance-Star ^ | September 5, 2013 | Paul Weber
    SAN ANTONIO—Gay rights victories in Texas haven’t come at the Capitol but at city hall. While nondiscrimination bills in the Legislature languish, Houston has a lesbian mayor and Austin offers health benefits for same-sex couples. But in San Antonio, conservatives are pushing back against one proposed stride—an ordinance that’s virtually identical to measures adopted in every other major Texas city. The San Antonio City Council is expected to vote today on amending its nondiscrimination code to include protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. The local issue has drawn top-line Republican opposition from such heavyweights as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz...
  • Tulsa school sends girl home over hair [dreads]

    09/05/2013 11:09:30 AM PDT · by kevcol · 96 replies
    FOX 23 ^ | September 5, 2013
    administrator, Millard Jones told FOX23 that Terrance Parker was fully aware what was expected. However, for his young daughter, it just hurts. "They didn't like my dreads," said Tiana. FoX23 reviewed the school's dress code. It states, "hairstyles such as dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and other faddish styles are unacceptable."
  • Lowell Observatory's Putnam wants to name asteroid for Trayvon Martin

    09/05/2013 9:04:17 AM PDT · by kevcol · 51 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | Sept 5, 2013 | Eric Betz
    Albert Einstein. George Takei. Jerry Garcia. All of those men and many others have had an asteroid named after them. And if William Lowell Putnam III, trustee of Lowell Observatory, has his way, another name will be added to that list: Trayvon Martin. The retired broadcast executive, alpinist, author and Flagstaff resident believes that Martin has not received justice.
  • Without paperwork, school lunch free in Boston

    09/05/2013 6:56:01 AM PDT · by kevcol · 37 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Sept 3, 2013 | James Vaznis
    Boston public schools will begin serving free lunches to all students this school year even if families have the financial means to pay, school officials are expected to announce Tuesday. The meal program, more than a year in the making, is part of an experimental federal initiative that aims to make it easier for students from low-income families to receive free meals by eliminating the need to fill out paperwork, including potentially invasive questions about income. Cities such as Atlanta, Detroit, and Chicago have been or will be participating in the free-meal program. Starting next school year, the program will...
  • Drug Cartels Place 250K Bounty for Murder of Any Minuteman Leader

    09/05/2013 6:23:49 AM PDT · by kevcol · 8 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | September 4, 2013 | Alan Korwin
    A proposed reunion of Minutemen, tentatively scheduled for a site near the border in October has been postponed, due to word that drug cartels have put a $100,000 bounty out for the death of any Minuteman, and a $250,000 bounty out for the death of any officer or leader of the Minutemen.
  • UN Demands Obama “Nullify” Stand Your Ground Laws

    09/05/2013 4:51:03 AM PDT · by kevcol · 52 replies
    The New American ^ | Sept 4, 2013 | Alex Newman
    Wildly overstepping its bounds while revealing a profound ignorance or disdain for America’s constitutional system of government, the United Nations demanded on September 3 that the Obama administration “nullify” Florida’s popular “stand your ground” law. Of course, the president cannot “nullify” anything, let alone state law — and especially not on meaningless orders from the UN. However, the increasingly out-of-control global bureaucracy claimed in a press release that the U.S. government was “required” to obey its mandates.
  • Grace Hill asked to return federal funds [stimulus] targeted to reduce pollution

    09/04/2013 4:04:29 PM PDT · by kevcol · 4 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | Sept 4, 2013 | Nancy Cambria
    Should a St. Louis nonprofit agency that helps the poor have any business in rebuilding the diesel engine of an old Mississippi River tugboat named the Bryant T? That’s essentially the question raised in a recent federal audit of a Grace Hill Settlement House program to retrofit diesel engines and reduce pollutants from delivery trucks, school buses, fire engines and even two old tugboats in St. Louis. The audit recommended the agency return more than $1.4 million to the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Yakima council renames street for Medal of Honor recipient [then lawsuit threatened]

    09/04/2013 12:21:59 PM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    Yakima Herald ^ | Sept 4, 2013 | Dan Catchpole
    Pendleton died in 1944 in Bardenburg, Germany, sacrificing himself to help knock out enemy machine guns that had pinned down his unit. The council first considered the petition — which was backed by two veterans groups — in August, but it hesitated when a resident objected, saying the city hadn’t fairly considered his group’s 2006 proposal to rename the street after civil rights and labor leader Cesar Chavez. Having determined that the city duly considered the earlier petition, the City Council passed the current proposal. But the resident who objected, Alonzo Marquez, accused the council of “race discrimination,” and threatened...
  • Kansas City home owner shoots, kills intruder with shotgun

    09/04/2013 10:41:09 AM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Fox 4 ^ | September 4, 2013 | Sarah J. Clark and Kathy Quinn
    <p>KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An early morning home invasion ended with the suspected intruder shot and killed.</p> <p>Police said a home owner in the 9000 block of N. Garfield in Kansas City, Mo., shot a man who broke into his home just after 5:30 Wednesday morning. The shooting victim suffered life-threatening injuries and died inside the residence. He was 20 years old. Police have not released his identity.</p>
  • Former Home of Kwame Kilpatrick's Sister Now Asks $40 K

    09/04/2013 9:48:33 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Curbed - Detroit ^ | September 3, 2013 | Sarah Cox
    When last we heard of 7435 LaSalle Boulevard in Detroit, it was busy going into foreclosure in 2010. At the time, disgraced Mayor Kilpatrick's sister, Ayanna, and her husband owed more than $210,000 on a mortgage. Now for a mere $40K, you can own the home where Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick once shoved two county sheriffs handing a family friend a subpoena! The 3,500 square foot abode has four bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The price is $39,900.
  • Suspected Elk Grove Wal Mart Shoplifters Assault, Injures Customers in Parking Lot

    09/04/2013 7:09:18 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Elk Grove News ^ | August 29, 2013 | EGN
    Not only has the Elk Grove Blvd. Wal Mart developed a reputation as shoplifting target of sorts in Elk Grove, if last night's incident is any indication, its parking lot might develop a reputation as a dangerous place too. According to Elk Grove Police, two female suspects who initially were suspected of shoplifting were arrested on a variety of charges including battery, kidnapping, criminal conspiracy, robbery and making criminal threats. The incident started when 21-year old Brianne Jefferson and 20-year old Sashe Hinton, both of Fairfield, were observed shoplifting by Wal Mart loss prevention employees. When the pair left the...
  • Greene Co. child welfare official accused of raping child in his care

    09/04/2013 6:35:33 AM PDT · by kevcol · 14 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Sept. 3, 2013 | Mike Wereschagin
    Police said that Lohr sometimes held a knife to the child's throat and, if the boy resisted, threw things at him and threatened to kill him and his siblings if he told anyone. “I was shocked because, apparently, he'd been on the board for some time now,” said Greene County Commissioner Chuck Morris, a nonmember representative on the CYS board. Morris said he joined the board only recently and doesn't know Lohr well. “I know it certainly shocked the people over at Human Services,” which runs the program. The program placed four children with the Lohrs 10 years ago, police...
  • Transsexual inmate to be examined by gender specialist

    09/03/2013 10:03:04 AM PDT · by kevcol · 21 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | August 29, 2013 | Jeff Sturgeon
    Virginia prison officials must grant transsexual inmate Ophelia De’lonta her wish to be examined by a gender specialist at the Buckingham Correctional Center, the all-male prison where she lives. U.S. District Court Judge James Turk announced his decision Wednesday. Turk said the exam, which De’lonta’s attorneys pledged she will pay for, is for valid legal discovery to support her ongoing lawsuit aimed at winning sex-reassignment surgery at state expense. . . . Brown said in a court filing that Virginia prison officials’ protocol for inmates with gender dysphoria is “grossly clinically inappropriate” and at least 10 years out of date,...
  • Three Tulsa women arrested in connection with pair of robberies

    09/03/2013 9:28:14 AM PDT · by kevcol · 33 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | Aug 31, 2013 | Dylan Goforth
    Three Tulsa women are in jail on robbery complaints in connection with a pair of weapons-based heists. Tiffany Givens, 22, Kimberly Chenevent, 45, and Miriam Marie McCullum, 48, are suspected of taking part in robberies at Habitat for Hope on Aug. 23, as well as the robbery of a Hispanic female on Tuesday. Tulsa police said Habitat for Hope, 553 S. Zunis Ave., was robbed at gunpoint Aug. 23 when two black females fired a weapon toward a woman at the business, took money and left. Four days later, a woman was robbed at 275 S. Lewis Ave. when two...
  • Minnesota teachers, students cry discrimination over 'intolerable' heat in classrooms

    09/03/2013 7:49:26 AM PDT · by kevcol · 45 replies
    FOX News ^ | August 27, 2013 | Shelby Capacio
    "I can't believe that 50 years after the March on Washington, we're still fighting for equity in our schools," Anthony Newby, executive director of Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, tells MyFoxTwinCities.com. "We know that in more affluent districts, parents aren't tolerating this. In Minneapolis, where a majority of students are children of color, our kids don't get climate controlled classrooms. It's outrageous."
  • Gay couple files federal lawsuit attacking SC’s Defense of Marriage Law

    09/02/2013 7:29:21 PM PDT · by kevcol · 27 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Sep 1, 2013 | John Monk
    Two Lexington County women who were legally married in Washington, D.C., have filed a federal lawsuit in Columbia, challenging the state’s Defense of Marriage Law and a 2006 amendment to the state Constitution that expressly banned same-sex marriages. The lawsuit, brought by S.C. Highway Patrol trooper Katherine Bradacs and Tracie Goodwin, was filed in U.S. District Court in Columbia last week. Judge Joe Anderson, a veteran judge who has presided in numerous high-profile civil and criminal cases, has been named to hear arguments in the case, which will be heard without a jury. Defendants in the case are Gov. Nikki...
  • Gun-Toting Women Are On The Rise

    09/02/2013 2:38:16 PM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Young women are emerging as the new face of gun ownership in the U.S., with a new survey indicating young females are taking up arms now more than ever, comprising one out of every five shooters in the country. The National Shooting Sports Foundation report, released this month, indicates women between the ages of 18 and 34 are purchasing guns at a drastically higher rate, causing analysts to take note of a shift in America’s gun culture. . . . The cause of this rise is largely the subject of speculation, although Second Amendment advocates claim it has something to...