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  • Mormon Leader: Kentucky Clerk Taking Wrong Approach on Gays

    10/21/2015 2:57:09 AM PDT · by wbarmy · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 20 Oct 2015 | AP
    The Mormon Church staked a deeper claim to middle ground in American society on Tuesday, advocating for compromises between protecting religious liberties and prohibiting discrimination, and criticizing Kentucky clerk Kim Davis for refusing to license gay marriages. The Mormons chose Oaks, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles that guides The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to give the speech. Oaks declared himself devoted to both church doctrine and the laws of a democratic society. But when conflicts between them arise and are decided, citizens of a democracy must follow court rulings, he said.
  • Walker, Jindal back Kentucky clerk on marriage licenses: ‘The Constitution is very clear’

    09/03/2015 12:46:32 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 61 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/3/15 | Dustin Siggins
    Two more GOP presidential candidates have chimed in on the issue of whether Rowan County clerk Kim Davis must provide marriage licenses for same-sex couples. While three candidates have publicly supported Davis' right to only provide marriage licenses for man-woman couples, three others have said she must do so or resign. This morning, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told Laura Ingraham, "In the end, this is the balance that you gotta have to have in America, between the laws that are out there, but ultimately ensuring that the Constitution is upheld. I read that the Constitution is very clear that people...
  • Man Jailed On Civil Contempt Charges Freed After 14 Years (2009)

    09/03/2015 10:51:42 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 4 replies
    WJS ^ | Jul 14, 2009 | WSJ
    Relevant to the Kentucky county clerk being put into jail
  • Regarding that clerk and marriage licenses for gays (vanity)

    09/03/2015 8:36:09 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 70 replies
    September 1, 2015 | me
    While reading about that clerk, a thought occurred to me. Suppose a devout Muslim was a cook at a government cafeteria. And suppose pork chops were on the menu that day. Would the muslim be forced to handle the pork chops, or would he be excused from that particular duty?
  • Kentucky Clerk: Marriage License Law (Vanity)

    09/02/2015 2:41:50 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 17 replies ^ | 9/2/2015 | Self
    I thought it would be interesting to look at the laws by which elected County Clerk of Rowan, Kentucky was elected to abide by. The County Clerk does much more than just issue marriage licenses. This document, Duties of Elected County Officials details the various duties. Concerning marriage licenses this is what it says:The county clerk issues marriage licenses (KRS 402.080) and files and records all marriage certificates (KRS 402.220 and 402.230). Military discharges may also be recorded in the county clerk’s office (KRS 422.090). On or before the 10th day of each month, the county clerk reports to the...
  • Store clerk fatally shot in St. Augustine; teen suspects captured in Green Cove Springs

    05/19/2015 9:24:11 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 32 replies
    WOKV ^ | Amanda Warford
    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Outside a Masters Drive convenience store Tuesday night, neighbors placed candles and flowers in memory of a young man most knew only as the "nice guy."
  • Gate gas station clerk killed after armed robbery

    11/10/2014 2:58:35 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 9 replies
    WOKV ^ | 11/10/2014 | Letisha Bereola
    Busch Drive on Jacksonville’s Northside is popular with customers and its clerks are too. “We come here every morning, every day for gas and coffee; my kids come here a lot,” said Randi Estrada, a customer. JSO said at least two armed persons robbed the store around 5:30 Sunday morning.
  • DA’s clerk charged with trying to trade info for crack

    08/21/2014 2:48:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 19, 2014 | Sophia Rosenbaum
    Now that’s a good wife! A clerk at the Staten Island District Attorney’s Office scored free crack cocaine for her husband from a convicted drug dealer in exchange for tips on whether he was being investigated by her boss, court documents revealed Tuesday.
  • Tweeting clerk quits, tells Pleasant Hill what she really thinks

    05/20/2014 11:28:41 AM PDT · by DFG · 8 replies
    SFGATE ^ | 05/20/14 | Henry K. Lee
    <p>The Pleasant Hill city clerk, accused of spending her time Tweeting during City Council meetings instead of keeping minutes, has resigned with a blistering e-mail in which she wishes the city good luck in finding a “schmuck” to take what she described as an awful job.</p>
  • Roanoke City Police investigate Orange Avenue shooting

    02/02/2014 7:23:46 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 30 January, 2014 | Erin Brookshier
    Roanoke City Police are still investigating a shooting that happened around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night. It happened at the Paradise Deli Mart near the corner of Orange Avenue and 18th Street. Police tell WSLS the shooting happened after an attempted robbery. The store clerk told police that he saw the man pull a weapon, but was able to shoot him in self defense. No word right now where the man was shot, but he was able to run about fifty yards away where police apprehended him in a nearby alley.
  • Clerk with gun thwarts Knox convenience store robbery

    02/02/2014 1:16:54 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 27 January, 2014 | NA
    KNOXVILLE — A clerk at a Sunoco convenience store pulled a gun on a would-be robber Sunday evening, apparently thwarting the crime, according to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.
  • CA:Market clerk shoots robbery suspect in the head

    01/04/2014 5:12:37 PM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 30 December, 2013 | Erin Briscoe
    A man is in critical condition after he was shot in the head by a store clerk, officials said. At about 1 a.m. Monday, Bakersfield police officers were sent to the Mi Tierra Market located at 300 South Owens St. regarding a robbery. Officials said the store clerk told them that he had shot one of the suspects. Officers said they found evidence that was consistent with one of the suspects being shot, but the suspects had since fled from the store. Officers said the clerk said three men entered the business and at least one of the suspects was...
  • KS:Man robs south Wichita store, fights with clerk

    12/29/2013 9:14:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 20 December, 2013 | George Lawson
    Wichita Police Lt. Doug Nolte said the man walked into the Jump Start store at 1535 E.Pawnee around 11:20 p.m. He pulled out a gun and demanded money, and the 23-year-old female clerk gave him cash from the drawer. When the man demanded money from the safe, the clerk took the gun away from the man and hit him with it. The robber jumped over the counter and the two fought for several minutes. The clerk dragged the robber out of the store and told him to leave. As police were investigating the robbery, there was a call to 911...
  • IL:Police: Robber killed by clerk after exchange of gunfire

    12/23/2013 8:27:03 PM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies ^ | 11 December, 2013 | NA
    Police say Demarcus Brandon was armed with a handgun, and tried to rob a cell phone store in the 1700 block of East 87th Street Tuesday night. The store’s owner who also had a handgun himself shot and killed him.
  • GA:Hotel clerk fights off armed robber

    12/23/2013 4:16:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 10 December, 2013 | Staff
    Atlanta police said the armed robber got away on foot and may be hurt. The clerk, who was able to take a gun from the robber, is OK. There's no word on whether anything was taken during the attempted robbery.
  • MS:Alleged convenience store robber in Bassfield shot more than 10 times, dies at scene

    11/27/2013 2:19:16 PM PST · by marktwain · 51 replies ^ | 20 November, 2013 | Christopher Harkey
    The armed robber shot the store owner in the leg before all the money had been handed over. Authorities say the gunman then walked outside and returned to get the rest of the cash, but by that time the owner had managed to get a gun. When the gunman approached, the owner shot the robber at least 11 times.
  • Store clerk grabs gun, holds robber for police

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis-area robbery suspect is jailed after a store clerk stopped the man and held him at gunpoint until police arrived.
  • Convenience store clerk dies from stab wounds

    05/19/2013 9:08:18 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 15 replies
    KVOA News - Tuscon ^ | 18 May 2013 | Scott Oathout
    TUCSON- A convenience store clerk who was stabbed early Friday morning has died from his injuries. According to Sergeant Chris Widmer with Tucson Police, 22-year-old Erick Bridges passed away Saturday afternoon. Bridges was stabbed at the AM/PM at 7601 E. Tanque Verde around 1 a.m. Friday. The suspect is described as a thin white and Hispanic man in his 20s, 5-feet-8 inches. He was wearing a grey "hoodie" and jeans and had a dark backpack. Anyone with information is urged 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME.
  • Police: Baytown convenience store clerk shoots would-be robber

    05/11/2013 6:12:33 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies ^ | 5/11/13 | Pooja Lodhia
    BAYTOWN, TX (KTRK) -- Baytown police were investigating a shooting at a convenience store Saturday. The store at Alexander Food Store on North Alexander has been robbed before and it's why the clerk was prepared with a gun. Police say a confrontation between the gunman and a female store clerk around 11am ended with the alleged gunman in the hospital. "We heard, 'Pow! Pow!'" witness Christina Odom said. "He just fell backwards like that." Baytown police say a man in his 40s ran into the food mart, wearing a mask, brandishing a handgun and demanding money. "The clerk, in fear...
  • Before the Boat Accident...

    12/05/2012 1:52:01 PM PST · by bicyclerepair · 40 replies
    12-05-12 | bicyclerepair
    Before the boating accident
  • Gunfight at Family Dollar leaves clerk dead(TX)

    05/31/2012 4:48:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 18 May, 2012 | Sally MacDonald
    HOUSTON (FOX 26) - A 26-year-old woman went to work but never got to go home. Tyrza Smith was the victim of a robbery that became a shootout inside the Family Dollar at 6951 Bellfort just west of Telephone Road in southeast Houston. Smith, an assistant manager, was someone's wife, daughter and sister. Police aren't sure if she was shot by the robbers or a customer who had a license to carry. The shooting has longtime customers grappling with grief. "Last night, I was about to come here, but something was telling me not to come so I didn't come,"...
  • N.Y. clerks opposed to gay 'marriage' have lawful options, legal group says

    07/20/2011 12:15:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    BP Press ^ | July 20, 2011 | Whitney Jones
    ALBANY, N.Y. (BP)--With gay "marriage" now legal in New York, Christian town clerks across the state have feared that they must either sign marriage licenses for same-sex couples or refuse and lose their job. But those clerks have another option, says the Alliance Defense Fund. That third choice is to delegate signing the licenses to a deputy clerk or other municipal employee. The law goes into effect Sunday. "It is disturbing that public officials have so blithely dismissed New Yorkers' sincerely held beliefs even though millions of New Yorkers believe that marriage is only between a man and a woman,"...
  • Guilderland (NY) Town Clerk quits over gay marriage

    07/14/2011 2:27:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    cbs6albany ^ | July 14, 2011
    GUILDERLAND –-The Guilderland Town Clerk, who also serves as the town's official marriage officer, has submitted a letter of resignation saying her religious beliefs prevent her from marrying gay couples.Rosemary Centi advised the town supervisor of her decision earlier this week. Citing her Catholic Faith, Centi will no longer be marrying same-sex couples when the Marriage Equality Law takes effect July 24.Centi will remain on as the town's clerk and continue to issue marriage licenses to all eligible couples. Her resignation only affects her appointed position as marriage officiant.Reached by phone Thursday morning, Town Supervisor Ken Runion told CBS 6...
  • NY clerk quits over gay marriage

    07/13/2011 7:58:46 AM PDT · by izzatzo · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/12/2011 | R.J. Epstein
    A rural New York town clerk has resigned her post rather than grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
  • Longtime clerk of Virginia House of Delegates, Bruce Jamerson, dies at 53 (suicide)

    04/25/2011 9:22:31 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 24 replies
    RICHMOND, Va. — Bruce Jamerson, who served as clerk of the Virginia House of Delegates for 20 years, died Sunday. He was 53. Virginia State Police said officers found Jamerson’s body around 2:30 a.m. Monday along a walking path beside the James River in Powhatan County hours before House members were to reconvene a special legislative session on redistricting. Medical examiner spokesman Steve Murman says Jamerson died of a gunshot wound to the head and his death was ruled a suicide. State Police were called to search for Jamerson shortly before midnight on Sunday after his car was found parked...
  • NM clerk foils robbery with package of pastries

    11/30/2010 8:45:10 AM PST · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 11/30/10
    Police in Deming, N.M., say a clerk foiled a robbery last week when she hit the culprit on the back of the head with a package of empanadas, a type of Latin American pastry.
  • First the win, then the firing (Dem loser County Clerk fires Repub winner)

    11/03/2010 10:28:16 AM PDT · by Optimist · 57 replies
    St Joseph News Press ^ | 11/3/2010 | St Joseph News Press
    Buchanan County Clerk Kelley Stahlin confirmed on Wednesday morning she has fired election winner Mary Baack-Garvey from the clerk’s office. Citing tensions that she said had existed for years, Ms. Stahlin said she let go of Ms. Baack-Garvey to quell any drama until the latter takes office on Jan. 1. “With all of the insubordination and the blatant disregard ... I just felt it best with us going forward that there wasn’t room for both of us in here,” she said. Claiming she doesn’t think she will suffer any repercussions for the decision, Ms. Stahlin said she had no regrets...
  • As Marshall clerk, Kagan was wary of conservatives

    05/25/2010 2:49:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 358+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/25/10 | Mark Sherman and Jessica Gresko - ap
    WASHINGTON – As a young lawyer working for Justice Thurgood Marshall, Elena Kagan repeatedly expressed her concern that a conservative Supreme Court was looking for ways to cut back on the rights of women, criminal defendants and prisoners. Documents from Kagan's year with Marshall show a law clerk who was frequently assessing the politics of the institution. Her memos to the justice are on file in Marshall's papers at the Library of Congress. Kagan's time with Marshall, the groundbreaking lawyer who argued against segregation and later became the first African-American on the court, is likely to be a subject at...
  • Huntington County incumbents feel the heat

    05/05/2010 5:22:32 AM PDT · by mshoffner · 200+ views
    Huntington Political Examiner ^ | 05/05/2010 | mark shoffner
    In the Huntington County Indiana Republican races, all but two incumbents won't be on the November ballot. It seems as if the citizens of Huntington County want a clean slate when the new terms start in elected positions.
  • Huntington County Clerk starts to look guilty and unethical

    04/10/2010 5:54:14 AM PDT · by mshoffner · 7 replies · 851+ views
    Huntington Political Examiner ^ | 04/10/2010 | Mark Shoffner
    Huntington County Clerk Felts, must be feeling some pretty heavy heat over her decision to change a date and time stamp on candidacy papers that were filed in February. The story of the change, reported here earlier this week, has formed more questions that County Clerk Felts needs to answer. Two updates have come to light on this story.
  • County clerk Fran Felts face more scrutiny, possible illegal activity.

    04/06/2010 5:59:59 PM PDT · by mshoffner · 2 replies · 695+ views
    Huntington Political Examiner ^ | 04/06/2010 | Mark Shoffner
    Are the chips being stacked in the favor for an Andrews, Indiana politician? If you ask the citizens around Huntington County, the answer would depend on the view of the one asked. How did it start, you ask? In February of this year, Kristopher Underwood (Huntington County GOP Chairman) filed for candidacy for Huntington Township Board. Following procedure, he filed at the Huntington County Clerk's Office. The clerk, Fran Felts, stamped the paperwork and filed it. The file date was Feb. 20, 2010 at 7:35 am. Nobody noticed the problem.
  • Accused Vt. town clerk cruises to re-election

    03/02/2010 12:52:42 PM PST · by JimVT · 20 replies · 516+ views ^ | 03/0210 | WCAX
    The town clerk in Coventry, Vermont has been re-elected to another term even tho she faces tax evasion charges for the past several years. Before she became town clerk she was also charged with embezzling $20Gs from her former employer. Those charges were dropped after she was caught and paid the money back
  • Would-be Robbers Shot By Sandwich Store Clerk(TX)

    01/06/2010 6:52:35 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies · 544+ views ^ | 3 January, 2010 | Marianne Martinez
    It happened Sunday afternoon near the intersection of Polk and Camp Wisdom. Police are still at the restaurant, keeping an eye on it since the glass windows were completely shattered during the incident. Police say two men went inside the store to rob it. But their attempts were unsuccessful as an employee shot both of them. One suspect ran and was eventually caught and taken to Methodist Hospital. The other suspect was caught at the restaurant and then transported. Witnesses heard several shots fired. Employees at a pizza parlor next door say one even went through a wall. "First it...
  • Suspected robber, employee shot at Alamo jewelry store(CA)

    12/11/2009 1:23:20 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies · 528+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 4 December, 2009 | Roman Gokhman
    ALAMO — In a botched robbery Thursday night, a suspect shot a jewelry store employee who returned fire and shot the male robber, a sheriff's spokesman said. The shooting reportedly occurred at 7:15 p.m. during an attempted robbery at Alamo Jewelry Mart, 3189 Danville Blvd. The victim, a 53-year-old Hercules resident, who was shot in the upper torso, was rushed to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, investigators said, and was in fair condition. Once police arrived, the suspect, who also was shot, holed himself in the store, holding a handgun to his own head, said Contra Costa sheriff's...
  • 71 Year-Old Gas Station Clerk Beaten - Surveillance Video

    09/06/2009 5:58:15 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 23 replies · 1,818+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 06, 2009 | Michael
    Here is a surveillance video of a 71 year-old gas station clerk that was beaten for refusing to sell cigarettes to a teenager. (Watch Video)
  • Clerk armed and ready for robbers, kills one(TX)

    08/18/2009 7:41:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies · 1,525+ views ^ | 15 August, 2009 | Jeremy Desel
    HOUSTON—Life can change in a second. It can also end. Cell phone store owner, Javid Iqbal saw both on Wednesday afternoon, in just 17 seconds. “It is a part of my life that I will have to remember all of the time,” Iqbal recalls. It was amazingly fast. Security video released to 11 News showed Iqbal behind the elevated counter, when the would-be robbers rush the store. Two men with bandanas covering their faces, the leader gun in hand, vaulted over the case. But in the five seconds that it took, Iqbal was already around the corner in the back,...
  • Clerk kills would-be robber and critically wounds another, police say(Kansas)

    06/29/2009 9:02:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies · 608+ views
    kansas ^ | 26 June, 2008 | na
    A Kansas City, Kan., corner-store clerk fought back when two men tried to rob him tonight, shooting and killing one suspect and critically injuring the other, police said. Officers were called to the 5th Avenue Convenience Mart at Fifth Street and Quindaro Boulevard shortly before 7 p.m., Officer Mike Golden said. The clerk told them two men with long guns entered the store and demanded money, Golden said. When one of the suspects fired a shot, the clerk grabbed a handgun from behind the counter and shot both suspects. One ran halfway up the block before collapsing, dropping a gun...
  • Clerk Opens Fire On Would-Be Robber

    04/24/2009 3:00:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies · 475+ views
    WBNS 10TV ^ | 22 April, 2009 | na
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two men were hospitalized on Wednesday after they were shot during a hold up at a drive-thru on the city's northeast side, 10TV News reported. The shooting occurred at about 3:30 p.m. at Dani's Drive-Thru, located near the corner of Westerville and Agler roads. Investigators said a man walked inside and tried to rob the clerk, but the clerk produced a gun and opened fire, wounding the man in the legs, 10TV News reported. The man was apprehended about a block away near a home on Cleveland Avenue. The other person wounded in the shooting may have...
  • Feds: Chelsea court clerk offered hooker favors for sex

    02/27/2009 3:15:10 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies · 620+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | February 27, 2009 | Jessica Fargen
    A Chelsea court clerk has been accused of trading sexual favors with a prostitute who allegedly gave him oral sex in the city courthouse in exchange for his efforts to get her case dropped, according to a federal affadavit. James Burke, 41, was charged today in U.S. Federal Court in Boston with one count of attempted deprivation of rights under the color of law and one count of deprivation of rights under the color of law, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He made his initial appearance this morning in federal court. He was released on a $10,000 personal surety...
  • Customer Describes Fatal Shooting Of Robbery Suspect

    01/07/2009 6:48:37 PM PST · by VeniVidiVici · 35 replies · 1,193+ views
    WFTV-TV ^ | 1/6/2009 | Staff
    OCOEE, Fla. -- An eyewitness saw a robber brutally beating a store clerk in Ocoee, so he pulled a gun out of his car at the Kangaroo gas station on Franklin Street (see map) and fatally shot the robber. That witness talked to Eyewitness News about his decision to pull the trigger and said he'd shoot that robber again if he had to (watch full interview). He's a regular at the store and said he was coming to buy some cigarettes when he heard the clerk screaming. He told Eyewitness News he not only grabbed his cell phone to call...
  • Clerk charged with unlawful search of Joe the Plumber

    10/29/2008 6:49:31 PM PDT · by Faux_Pas · 11 replies · 603+ views
    WNWO.COM ^ | 08/28/2008 |
    Toledo Police have confirmed that a TPD records clerk is accused of performing an illegal search of information related to 'Joe the Plumber.' Julie McConnell, has been charged with Gross Misconduct for allegedly making an improper inquiry into a state database in search of information pertaining to Samuel Wurzelbacher on Oct. 16.
  • Clerk shot with lever-action rifle

    05/12/2007 9:58:09 PM PDT · by Last Dakotan · 46 replies · 2,439+ views
    JSOnline ^ | May 12, 2007 | Annysa Johnson
    A 31-year-old convenience store clerk suffered a minor gunshot wound late Friday when three masked men entered the business and one fired off a shot from a 30-30 lever-action rifle (think Chuck Connors in "The Rifleman"), Milwaukee Police said today. The clerk a the Locust Quick Mart, 1432 W. Locust St., was grazed around 10 p.m., and was treated and released from a local hospital, according to Capt. Gregory Habeck. The suspects were described as three African-American men, ages 17 to 18. Their motives were unclear, according to Habeck. The trio hadn't demanded money and left as soon as the...

    09/29/2006 5:00:35 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 5 replies · 727+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 29 September 2006 | Eric Hanson
    Police question teen, but gunman still thought to be at large, they sayRICHMOND — In an act described by police as callous and cold-natured, a masked gunman shot and killed a convenience store clerk after the victim had already handed over the cash during a robbery in Fort Bend County. Altaf Jafarali Maknojia, 24, of Sugar Land, was shot once in the neck shortly after 11:40 p.m. Wednesday as he stood behind the counter at the Chevron station in the 9400 block of FM 1464 in the northeast part of the county. A 17-year-old has been questioned by police but...
  • Wal-Mart Settles Lawsuit With Parents Of Murdered Clerk

    08/29/2006 6:43:25 PM PDT · by CAWats · 4 replies · 561+ views
    Caller-Times ^ | August 29, 2006 | cawats
    TYLER, Texas- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has settled a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of a 19-year-old store clerk who was abducted, raped and killed following her night shift. The parents of Megan LeAnn Holden said the terms of the settlement were confidential. The lawsuit filed by Sheri Kay Dunlap and James Vincent Holden had been set to go to trial Tuesday.
  • CA: Armed man confronts Santa Barbara clerk thinking he is terrorist(schizo, mixed drugs&alcohol ?)

    06/14/2006 12:37:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 408+ views
    A liquor store customer was arrested for allegedly pulling a knife on a clerk he thought was a "Muslim militia terrorist," police said. Elias Michael Banales, 31, was arrested and booked for investigation of brandishing a knife, making terrorist threats and hate crime allegations. He remained in jail with bail set at $50,000. Banales allegedly told the clerk at Speedy Liquor and Mart on Spring Street that "he hated Muslims and that they should all be killed," according to the police report. The name of the clerk and his nationality and religious background weren't disclosed. Banales fled when a customer...
  • New Orleans court clerk, mayoral candidate released from jail

    03/09/2006 6:43:22 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 5 replies · 330+ views ^ | 3/9/06
    NEW ORLEANS -- The clerk of New Orleans' criminal courts _ one of two dozen people running for mayor _ completed a three-day jail sentence for contempt of court Thursday, but her troubles are far from over. Louisiana Secretary of State Al Ater, the state's top election official, is pushing for the clerk, Kimberly Williamson Butler, to resign. Failing that, he's looking for a way to make sure she does not oversee the April 22 election in New Orleans, which is usually the responsibility of the court clerk. "This will be the most-watched election in the history of America," Ater...
  • Invalid Rule Spares Former Prosecutors from Discipline

    01/21/2006 4:46:19 AM PST · by hdrabon · 20 replies · 1,487+ views
    The Raleigh News & Observer ^ | Jan 21, 2006 | Joseph Neff
    The disciplinary arm of the N.C. State Bar dropped charges of felonious misconduct against two former Union County prosecutors Friday because of a 1999 clerical error at the state Supreme Court. The State Bar had charged Kenneth Honeycutt and Scott Brewer with lying, cheating and withholding evidence in a 1996 death penalty case. The ruling Friday marks the second time that Honeycutt and Brewer won on procedural grounds before the bar's Disciplinary Hearing Commission, which sits as judge and jury in disciplinary cases. . . . Prosecutors around the state are concerned that the case is damaging their reputation and...
  • District clerk withdraws bid to buy pens

    12/15/2005 12:56:59 PM PST · by BellStar · 12 replies · 574+ views
    The Daily News ^ | 13 Dec 2005 | By Kelly Hawes
    Latonia Wilson says she was only trying to do something nice for jurors. “I just thought it would be fun,” she said. “Especially at Christmastime.” Ken Clark, though, thought it was an obvious effort to buy campaign materials with taxpayers’ money. “I’m just amazed that she would even try it,” he said. Wilson is a Democrat who will be seeking her second term next year as district clerk. Clark is a Republican who will be seeking a third term as Precinct 4 commissioner. “Everything is going to be looked at politically,” Wilson said. “I’m not sure what the issue necessarily...
  • From supply clerk to interpreter to Purple Heart recipient

    12/06/2005 6:14:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 483+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 6, 2005 | Cpl. Matthew K. Hacker
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Dec. 6, 2005) -- While serving as an interpreter with 2nd Military Police Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, Lance Cpl. Amber R. Price of Greenville, N.C., a supply clerk with 2nd Supply Battalion, 2nd MLG, traveled in several convoys during her time in Iraq, but, unbeknownst to her, the one on Aug. 13 would be her last. Price was riding in the lead Humvee in a convoy taking supplies from Camp Taqaddum, Iraq, to Camp Fallujah, Iraq, when an overwhelming explosion rang out on the right side of the road. Price was sitting in...
  • Old Sarge gets a care package

    02/19/2005 11:19:29 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 8 replies · 279+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb. 19, 2005 | Russ Vaughn
    Sergeant Vaughn got a care package today. It’s been almost forty years since I got my last one, a case of twenty-four #2½ cans of sliced peaches from my father. Memory fails me now, but I don’t believe I ever asked before he died what it cost to mail that monster, but it must have been a pretty hefty hit in the wallet for a lifelong blue-collar worker. I had happened to mention in one of my rare letters home from Vietnam that canned, sliced peaches were my favorite item in our C Rations even if they were twenty years...