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  • DOJ subpoenas Christian pastor's views on Islam

    09/02/2017 1:46:06 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 22 replies
    WND ^ | Sep 1 2017 | Leo Hohmann
    In a sweeping defeat for Obama-era holdovers at the U.S. Department of Justice, a federal court has tossed out a case in which the department had subpoenaed a Christian pastor’s views on Islam. The Islamic Center of Culpeper, Virginia, had already won a favorable settlement in its Obama-aided case against the city, which agreed to provide a permit for the mosque to pump sewage from a site where it wants to build a mosque, even though state environmental officials had said the site was not suitable for a septic system. But that wasn’t enough for the lawyers who staff the...
  • Federal Court Dismisses Entire Justice Department Mosque Case

    09/01/2017 1:41:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Sept 1, 2017 | J. Christian Adams
    Yesterday, I reported on an outlandish effort to shake down a Christian pastor about his views on Islam by the Justice Department in an Obama-era holdover case. Today, a federal court entirely dismissed the Justice Department's case. United States District Court Judge Norman Moon ruled that the case was moot because the mosque settled with Culpeper County. The mosque obtained a settlement allowing it to pump and haul sewage from the land. The United States had sought to keep the case alive, and to conduct wide ranging and intrusive discovery against third parties such as Pastor Steve Harrelson of...
  • Justice Department Forces Christian Pastor to Testify on Islam Views

    08/31/2017 10:16:32 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 31, 2017 | J. Christian Adams
    The United State Department of Justice has issued subpoenas to force a Christian pastor in Virginia to disclose under oath his views on Islam. Pastor Steve Harrelson of the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Boston, Virginia, has been served with a wide-ranging subpoena by lawyers for the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division. The subpoena demands his presence to testify under oath in response to questions from Justice Department lawyers about his views on Islam as well as several other issues: DOJ Subpoena listing documents targets must provide to the government Harrelson is not a party to any lawsuit or other...
  • 'Deception employed' to build new Islamic Center

    01/22/2017 4:40:26 PM PST · by Ray76 · 23 replies
    WND ^ | Jan 22, 2017 | Garth Kant
    Concerned residents in a small Northern Virginia community have dug up misleading information in the application by a local Islamic center for a permit that would have cleared the way to build a mosque, and it may be an example of a pattern of deception practiced around the country. The information includes: An apparent attempt to mislead residents on the use of facilityAn apparent attempt to mislead residents on the size of the facilityAnd an apparent attempt hide the identity of the owner of the property where the facility would be located Attorney and constitutional law instructor Karen Lugo is...
  • Justice Dept. sues Virginia county over denial of permit to build mosque

    12/20/2016 6:11:26 PM PST · by Ray76 · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Dec 12, 2016 | Martin Weil
    The Justice Department filed suit Monday contending that Culpeper County, Va., acted in a discriminatory manner in denying an approval needed for the construction of an Islamic house of worship there.
  • Ex-Culpeper Officer Loses Appeal of Manslaughter Conviction

    03/12/2015 10:42:25 AM PDT · by kanawa · 18 replies ^ | Mar 11, 2015 | n/a
    A former Culpeper police officer has lost an appeal of his voluntary manslaughter conviction stemming from the shooting of an unarmed woman. The Virginia Supreme Court refused to rehear 35-year-old Daniel Harmon-Wright's case. Harmon-Wright's lawyer, Daniel Hawes, tells the Culpeper Star-Exponent ( ) that his client will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Harmon-Wright received a three-year prison sentence following his conviction in Culpeper Circuit Court in January 2013. He was responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle in a church parking lot when he shot 54-year-old Patricia Ann Cook on Feb. 9, 2012. He has said he shot...
  • Elderly couple kicked out of Va. McDonald's for sitting too long

    03/10/2014 1:36:24 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 106 replies ^ | Monday - 3/10/2014, 1:24pm ET | By Kathy Stewart
    WASHINGTON -- After an elderly couple got the boot from their local McDonald's for sitting too long, management and the owner are not answering the question if there really is a 30-minute sitting limit at the Culpeper, Va. fast food restaurant. Carl Becker, 87, a World War II veteran, and his wife Barbara Becker, 81, say they both were at the Culpeper McDonald's on Feb. 21 at about 2:30 p.m. when they were approached by the manager. The location is a place the pair has frequented for years. "And he says 'You two are going to have to leave.' He...
  • Culpeper Cop Who Shot and Killed Patricia Cook Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

    05/25/2013 10:31:58 PM PDT · by Altariel · 59 replies ^ | May 3, 2013 | Mike Riggs
    19Daniel Harmon-Wright, the police officer in Culpeper, Virginia, who shot and killed former Sunday school teacher Patricia Cook in February 2012, has been sentenced to three years in prison. This is what the jury recommended upon convicting Harmon-Wright of manslaughter three months ago. According to WJLA, the Cook family will proceed with its lawsuit against Harmon-Wright. Here's a brief recap of the damage done to Cook by Harmon-Wright: The first two rounds, fired at point-blank range, tore into Cook’s face and arm. Another round, fired as Cook was driving away from the shooter, entered her brain. A fourth round severed...
  • Former Culpeper police officer guilty of manslaughter

    01/30/2013 2:32:56 PM PST · by Altariel · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 29, 2013 | Justin Jouvenal,
    A former Culpeper police officer was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and other charges Tuesday for killing a 54-year-old homemaker during a routine suspicious-vehicle check that spiraled out of control last February. A Culpeper Circuit Court jury deliberated for about nine hours before returning the verdict in the trial of Daniel Harmon-Wright, who fired seven shots into Patricia Cook’s Jeep Wrangler when she tried to drive away from the then-officer. He faces a maximum of 25 years in prison.
  • UPDATED: Widower of woman shot by Culpeper officer found dead

    11/21/2012 6:07:18 PM PST · by Altariel · 23 replies
    Inside Nova ^ | November 13, 2012 | Rhonda Simmons
    The widower of the woman shot and killed by a Culpeper police officer on North East Street in February was found dead in his Friendship Heights apartment Tuesday, seven months after his wife’s untimely death. According to Virginia State Police, a maintenance crew who entered Gary D. Cook’s apartment to conduct routine service for the apartment complex discovered his body. He was 62. Preliminary findings of an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Manassas revealed Cook died of natural causes, according to VPS spokeswoman Corinne Geller. Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Cook’s residence around...
  • Culpeper police officer Daniel Harmon-Wright pleads not guilty in death of Patricia Cook (Virginia)

    06/17/2012 3:30:29 PM PDT · by deks · 20 replies
    My Fox DC ^ | June 8, 2012 | Bob Barnard
    CULPEPER, Va. - June 8, 2012 A Culpeper police officer is free on $100,000 bond after pleading not guilty to murder and gun charges. Police have said Harmon-Wright was responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle in a church parking lot when he fatally shot 54-year-old Patricia A. Cook on Feb. 9. [Culpeper is halfway between Fairfax and Charlottesville in Culpeper County, Virginia] Video at link. . .Please see comment #1 for background concerning the murder of Patricia Cook, appointment of a special prosecutor and special investigative grand jury, and the indictment.
  • Culpeper officer indicted for murder in woman’s shooting

    05/31/2012 2:45:39 PM PDT · by Altariel · 25 replies ^ | May 29, 2012 | Donnie Johnston
    A special investigative grand jury Tuesday handed down a murder indictment against the Culpeper town policeman who shot and killed a 54-year-old unarmed woman on Feb. 9. Thirty-two-year-old Daniel Harmon–Wright, aka Daniel Wayne Sullivan, aka Dan Wayne, turned himself in to Prince William County authorities Tuesday night near his home in Gainesville, sources said. According to the Virginia State Police, Harmon–Wright has been charged with one count of murder, malicious shooting into an occupied vehicle, malicious shooting into an occupied vehicle resulting in a death and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. The charges stem from...
  • Prosecutor requests grand jury probe in Pat Cook shooting

    04/09/2012 9:30:38 AM PDT · by Altariel · 5 replies
    Culpeper Star-Exponent ^ | April 2, 2012 | Allison Brophy Champion
    The special prosecutor assigned to review the Feb. 9 fatal shooting of local housewife Patricia Ann Cook by a Culpeper Police Officer has requested a special grand jury investigate the matter. Potential grand jurors from Culpeper could be summoned as early as next week to commence their work the first week of May, according to Fauquier County Commonwealth’s Attorney James P. Fisher. The special prosecutor said he was hopeful the grand jury review and evidentiary review could be complete by the end of June at which time all the forensic and scientific evidence would also be finalized. “Whether such an...
  • 54-Year-Old Woman Patricia Cook Killed in Police Shooting in Culpeper

    02/19/2012 10:16:11 AM PST · by Altariel · 183 replies · 3+ views
    My Fox DC ^ | February 10, 2012 | Audrey Barnes
    By AUDREY BARNES/myfoxdc CULPEPER, Va. - Investigators are trying to figure out what led to a police shooting that killed a 54-year-old woman in Culpeper. A telephone pole on North East Street is where police say the confrontation between Patricia Cook and a five-year veteran of the Town of Culpeper Police Department ended. Ironically, it began about 75 yards up the street outside of the church Cook attended. And if you had to pick a person least likely to be shot and killed by police, the victim's next door neighbor said it would be Patricia Cook. “She’s always talked really...
  • tribute to the brave men of the Culpeper Minute Men

    02/08/2012 11:14:53 AM PST · by do the dhue · 10 replies ^ | July 2008 |
    In tribute to the brave men of Culpeper, Orange, and Fauquier counties who helped establish our lasting heritage of Freedom and the identity we all share today The Minute Battalion of Culpeper County, Virginia 1775 - 1776 Left to Right: Private Man, Officer in Captain Taliaferro's Company, Private Man, Officer in Captain Wm. Pickett's Company Military Uniforms in America Plate No. 259 Copyright 1973 by Company of Military Historians Provided to Culpepper Connections! by Chip Culpepper who received it from Gene Norris Culpepper. At the Virginia convention held May 1775, in Richmond, Patrick Henry and the Committee of Safety ordered...
  • [Culpeper Va.] Mayor Chip Coleman decides to call it a career with DHS [bureaucrats increase 9-fold]

    12/05/2010 2:52:52 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 4 replies
    Culpeper Star Exponent ^ | December 05, 2010 | By Vincent Vala
    After heading the Culpeper Department of Human Services for the past 21 years, and being elected mayor of the Town of Culpeper last May, DHS Executive Director Calvin “Chip” Coleman is retiring from the post at the end of this month. Since taking the reigns in February of 1989, Coleman has overseen the Department of Human Services’ growth from about 20 employees to more than 180, and the development of a myriad of local programs to help DHS’ clients with everything from finding work and obtaining transportation to accessing affordable childcare.
  • School system in Va. won't teach version of Anne Frank book

    01/28/2010 8:29:57 PM PST · by ozguy · 36 replies · 1,462+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Friday, January 29, 2010 | Michael Alison Chandler
    Culpeper County public school officials have decided to stop assigning a version of Anne Frank's diary, one of the most enduring symbols of the atrocities of the Nazi regime, after a parent complained that the book includes sexually explicit material and homosexual themes. "The Diary of a Young Girl: the Definitive Edition," which was published on the 50th anniversary of Frank's death in a concentration camp, will not be used in the future, said James Allen, director of instruction for the 7,600-student system. The school system did not follow its own policy for handling complaints about instructional materials, Allen said....
  • Democrats look set to lose key election

    10/24/2009 2:39:38 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 18 replies · 1,887+ views
    Times Online (U.K.) ^ | October 25, 2009 | Christina Lamb
    The hundreds of civil war gravestones in Culpeper cemetery tell of the town’s bloody history. Halfway between the opposing capitals of Richmond and Washington, it saw more battles than anywhere else in the United States. Today this town in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge mountains is a battlefield of a different kind. In 10 days’ time Virginia, which last November voted for a Democratic presidential candidate for the first time since 1964, goes to the polls for a governor in the first electoral test of the Obama presidency. This contest between Bob McDonnell, a Republican, and Creigh Deeds, a...
  • "Virginia: Immigrants (sic) Now a Target of County Supervisors" (Culpeper)

    08/08/2007 7:09:56 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 30 replies · 804+ views
    Univision (translated from Spanish to English) ^ | 8 August 2007 | Univision TV (Translated into English)
    PROJECT: COUNTERINTELLIGENCE SUBJECT: ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION / RESPONSE ON THE U.S. LOCAL LEVEL FILE: OPPOSITION RESEARCH TRANSLATION: SPANISH to ENGLISH (w/BABELFISH) Original Spanish Title: ("Virginia: Inmigrantes Son Ahora Blanco de Junta del Condado") TEXT OF SPANISH-TO-ENGLISH TRANSLATION Text of Article: ”8 August of 2007, 03:41pm ET CULPEPER, Virginia. (AP) – Even without a debate, in a meeting of the County Supervisors of Culpeper County in Virginia, they have unanimously declared a resolution making English the official language of the county. Also, the meeting held on Tuesday was whether to go along with other localities in Virginia to look to the...
  • County's alien crackdown may spread to other areas (VA)

    07/13/2007 10:59:43 AM PDT · by JZelle · 41 replies · 1,189+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 7-13-07 | Natasha Altamirano
    Prince William County [Va.] supervisors have taken immigration enforcement into their own hands — an encouraging example for other jurisdictions that want to crack down on the influx of illegal aliens into their communities. "I'm extremely excited about what Prince William County has done, and I certainly hope that kind of fans the fire of other municipalities across the state — including Culpeper," said Culpeper Town Council member F. Steve Jenkins. Culpeper County is one locality that appears to be taking Prince William County's lead on addressing the cost of illegal aliens.