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  • Homeless man, 23, 'hacked another vagrant with a machete, stomped on his head then.......

    01/09/2017 12:08:14 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 9, 2017 | Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Homeless man, 23, 'hacked another vagrant with a machete, stomped on his head then threw him into frigid river in snowball fight gone wrong' A homeless man from West Virginia has been charged in a brutal machete attack on another vagrant man, who was then hurled into a ice-cold river. The violent altercation occurred Sunday morning in the Kanawha City section of Charleston. Charleston police Lt. Steve Cooper says 23-year-old Brandon Thompson was charged with attempted murder and malicious wounding. According to Cooper, the victim, identified as 19-year-old Brandon Robinson, hasn't been located as of Monday morning and...
  • Dylann Roof found guilty on all counts in Charleston church massacre trial

    12/15/2016 7:45:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/15/2016 | By Dustin Waters and Mark Berman
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — After nearly a week of painful testimony that vividly re-created the massacre at this city’s famed Mother Emanuel church, it took jurors about two hours Thursday to convict Dylann Roof in his federal hate crimes trial. Roof was charged with 33 counts in his federal indictment. He was found guilty on every single one. Family members of the nine parishioners gunned down last year nodded silently as each charge was read aloud. Some held hands, their eyes shut tightly, as each guilty verdict was announced in the courtroom just a mile from the church. With Roof’s guilt...
  • Plans in place for former bombing site clean-up, funds lacking

    07/23/2016 6:55:59 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | karen.schaffner@svherald.com
    SIERRA VISTA — A representative from the Army Corps of Engineers revealed the findings Wednesday of a four-year munitions study of more than 1,500 acres in the San Pedro Riparian Conservation Area (SPRNCA), southeast of the San Pedro House. The study was looking for live munitions or other environmental factors from World War II Army use that would impact the acreage. Two live explosives and fragments of explosives in the dense, thorny acreage were discovered. A third live explosive was carried out by a hiker and turned over to local authorities. “It is not a hospitable site,” said 1st Lt....
  • Senator questions Hobet road project’s sudden rise

    07/16/2016 1:11:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    MetroNews ^ | June 13, 2016 | Jeff Jenkins
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A member of the state Senate is upset the a new four-lane highway project planned for southern West Virginia has been able to jump ahead of some other longstanding road projects. Sen. Bob Plymale (D-Wayne) questioned state Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox on the sudden rise of the Hobet project during a legislative interim committee Monday at the state capitol. The 2.6 mile Hobet highway will take traffic from the U.S. Route 119-Route 3 intersection in Boone County up to the former Hobet mountaintop removal mining site which Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and others hope will be a...
  • Reflections on the Charleston Church Shootings One Year Later

    06/14/2016 12:10:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2016 | Armstrong Williams
    One year, that seems as if it passed in the blink of an eye. It can rush by in the day-to-day chaos that all too often defines our busy lives. One year can slip by unnoticed, as imperceptible as the beating of a heart, the flutter of a loved one’s memory through the mind. I know this because I have lived it. For me, it seems baffling, almost impossible to consider that it was a full year ago this week that nine innocent lives were cut down by a savage murderer inside Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South...
  • District: Staff, system failures allowed sex offender on field trip (SC)

    06/08/2016 7:57:03 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 13 replies
    The State ^ | JUNE 7, 2016 | NATHANIEL CARY
    An investigation by Greenville County Schools into how a man listed on the South Carolina sex offender registry was able to go on an overnight field trip to Charleston found that staff failed to perform a needed check in its registration system. That system, called Hall Pass, also failed to flag the man as a sex offender on two previous checks, the district said. The man was a parent chaperone on two trips – one day trip to Atlanta in September 2015 and on an overnight trip to Charleston on May 17. The district said it has been unable to...
  • Hillary Clinton Won’t Say Whether She Backs Death Penalty For Dylann Roof

    05/31/2016 3:59:04 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | May 31, 2016
    For nearly a week now, Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has refused to answer a simple yes or no question: whether she favors the Department of Justice’s decision to seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof, who is accused of killing nine people last year at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Huffington Post Taunts NRA for Not Politicizing Charleston Attack

    07/20/2015 5:41:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/20/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 20, the Huffington Post taunted the NRA for refusing to politicize the heinous June 17 attack on Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The article seized on NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre’s decision to remain quiet in the wake of the Charleston shooting, and it was construed in a manner designed to draw him out.For example, they suggest this silence indicates the NRA has something to hide. They do this by positing that the silence “is a pretty clear indication that the whole notion of gun ownership may still be up for grabs, 2nd Amendment or no 2nd Amendment.” And...
  • U.S. prosecutors to seek death penalty in South Carolina church shooting

    05/24/2016 2:50:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue May 24, 2016 5:40pm EDT | Letitia Stein
    Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a white man accused of killing nine black parishioners at a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina, last June, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. “The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statement. Dylann Roof, 22, is accused of opening fire on June 17, 2015, during a Bible study session at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. …
  • Relatives' fury as black church plans to KEEP over half the donations received after hate massacre

    05/08/2016 7:48:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | May 7, 2016 | Chris Pleasance
    Complete Headline: Relatives' fury as black church plans to KEEP over half the donations received after race hate massacre last year - doling out just $1.5million to victims' families More than $3.3million was sent to Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church from around the world after massacre last year Officials have now handed $1.5million to victims' families and survivors $1.8million has been kept for 'building maintenance' and scholarships Church has previously been accused of lack of transparency over money Attorney said donors only specified $280,000 be sent to the victims Relatives of those killed in the Charleston church massacre have hit...
  • Donald Trump Draws 12,000 At Campaign Rally In West Virginia, Talks Coal And General Election

    05/06/2016 3:08:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 6, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumed Republican nominee Donald Trump spoke to a crowd of more than 12,000 people in West Virginia at the Charleston Civic Center on Thursday night.
  • Trump Rally (Charleston, WVA, 05-05-2016)

    05/04/2016 9:41:04 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 19 replies
    Trump's GOP rivals may have dropped out but Trump is holding a rally in Charleston, West Virginia tomorrow. Should be a record crowd. Trump will sweep it next week.
  • Global trade: structural shifts - FT.com

    03/09/2016 7:40:56 AM PST · by Citizen Zed
    ft.com ^ | 3-2-2016 | Shawn Donnan
    The fall in traffic could signal a permanent shift in the fundamentals driving globalisation. The Port of Charleston spent most of the early 2000s enjoying double-digit growth as an accelerating wave of globalisation — fuelled by a rising China and a US consumer boom — brought robust volumes of cargo into the seaport. But those days are long gone. Jim Newsome, chief executive of the South Carolina Ports Authority, says he would be happy with 3 per cent growth in Charleston this year, a goal he concedes may be too ambitious. In January, container traffic at the port fell 5.1...
  • Seas Are Rising at Fastest Rate in Last 28 Centuries

    02/22/2016 12:56:48 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 154 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 22, 2016 | By JUSTIN GILLIS
    The oceans are rising faster than at any point in the last 28 centuries, and human emissions of greenhouse gases are primarily responsible, scientists reported Monday. They added that the flooding that is starting to make life miserable in many coastal towns - like Miami Beach; Norfolk, Va.; and Charleston, S.C. - was largely a consequence of those emissions, and that it is likely to grow worse in coming years. The ocean could rise as much as three or four feet by 2100, as ocean water expands and the great ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica begin to collapse. Experts...
  • Here’s Six Funerals The Obamas DID Attend

    02/17/2016 9:48:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/17/16 | Peter Hasson
      U.S. President Barack Obama pulls up his collar as he arrives in the rain with first lady Michelle Obama to attend the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Bourg The White House announced on Wednesday that neither President Barack Obama or first lady Michelle Obama will be attending the funeral of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. While Justice Scalia’s funeral apparently doesn’t warrant Obama’s presence, here are six funerals that did. Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) Less than two months before the 2012 election, both Obamas took time out of their schedule to attend the...
  • Reporter with Dylann Roof 'scoop' exposed as serial fabricator [Charleston church shooting]

    02/02/2016 11:10:39 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 3, 2016 | Peter Bedard
    A journalist who "reported" last year that Dylann Roof shot and killed nine African-American churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., because his love interest chose a black man over him has been revealed to be a serial fabricator and plagiarist. Former Intercept reporter Juan Thompson, who is black, wrote in June 2015 that Roof's cousin, Scott, told him in an interview that the shooter "kind of went over the edge when a girl he liked starting dating a black guy two years back." Newsrooms, including the New York Daily News, the Root, the Independent, the Daily Mail and Radar Online, pounced on...
  • Mayor shuts down Tent City (Charleston, W.Va.)

    01/24/2016 3:22:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | January 19, 2016 | wowk
    Update 10:35 P.M. 1/19/2016 Without warning, dozens of public works employees raided Tent City. "They just coming in and taking all their personal stuff. People's life is in that box that they're throwing in that garbage can. Might mean nothing to nobody else, but it does to them," said Tim Walker. Walker lived in Tent City for years but was recently able to get an apartment through Covenant House. Tuesday, about 30 homeless were camped out on a strip of land which legally belongs to Waste Management. "Who knows what might be in there, your baby pictures, pictures of your...
  • Dave Agema calls for impeachment of President Obama

    01/04/2016 8:57:12 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | 1-4-2016 | Bill Schuette
    Agema said he has asked the Republican National Committee to pass a resolution at its winter meetings later this month in Charleston, South Carolina, urging Congress to act on about 50 articles of impeachment drafted by the North American Law Center. The articles accuse Obama of criminal identity fraud, helping U.S. enemies, for example, by not enforcing immigration law and overstepping the bounds of his authority, for example, by ordering military action without congressional support. Click here to see the full list.
  • The Year in Blame Shifting

    12/30/2015 12:23:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2015 | Jacob Sullum
    On Monday, when he announced that a grand jury had declined to indict two Cleveland police officers in the 2014 shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty said enhanced video of the incident showed the boy was drawing what looked like a gun from his waistband. Although the object was actually an Airsoft pellet pistol, McGinty said, Timothy Loehmann, the officer who killed Tamir within two seconds of arriving at the scene, had no way of knowing that. Even if we accept this account, it does not explain why Frank Garmback, Loehmann's partner, drove right...
  • The New Name Chosen for ‘Old Dixie Highway’ is a Sign of the Changes in the Deep South

    12/18/2015 11:39:51 AM PST · by Hotmetal · 27 replies
    WPTV ^ | 12/18/15 | PARKER LEE
    When Governor Nikki Haley – in the wake of the shooting that claimed the lives of nine churchgoers in Charleston – called for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina State Capitol, it marked a significant shift. Across the South, symbols of the Confederacy have been taken off of store shelves and monuments to Confederate generals and leaders are being taken down even in 300-year-old cities like New Orleans. In one city in the Deep South, the name chosen to replace Old Dixie Highway, as WPTV reports, is a sign of the extent of the cultural...