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  • Texas man close to exoneration after computer algorithm leads to new suspect

    02/16/2020 10:39:32 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | Feb. 16, 2020, 4:56 AM CST | Erik Ortiz
    Nearly a decade into his life sentence for murder, Lydell Grant was escorted out of a Texas prison in November with his hands held high, free on bail, all thanks to DNA re-examined by a software program. "The last nine years, man, I felt like an animal in a cage," Grant, embracing his mother and brother, told the crush of reporters awaiting him in Houston. "Especially knowing that I didn't do it." Now, Grant, 42, is on a fast-track to exoneration after a judge recommended in December that Texas' highest criminal court vacate his conviction. His attorneys are hopeful a...
  • Universal to get state money to build road to new Epic Universe park | Exclusive

    08/27/2019 11:59:52 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | August 22, 2019 | Jason Garcia
    A few days before Christmas last year, after he was elected to the U.S. Senate but before he’d left Tallahassee for Washington, former Florida Gov. Rick Scott gave a $16 million gift to Orange County. It was a grant to help pay for an extension of Kirkman Road in the county’s International Drive tourism corridor, and it had been pulled from a pot of economic development money known as the “Florida Job Growth Grant Fund.” It was the biggest grant Scott had ever awarded through the fund, which he and the Florida Legislature established in 2017 amid promises to end...
  • Baltimore struggling with soaring crime, drugs and inept political leaders

    05/01/2019 5:23:13 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 01 2019 | Barnini Chakraborty
    BALTIMORE -- Juan Grant, who led protests across Baltimore demanding answers after the arrest and in-custody death of his best friend Freddie Gray in 2015, was shot dead on Saturday while driving to his grandmother's house in west Baltimore. The 33-year-old's murder came on the fourth anniversary of Gray's funeral and the citywide riots that highlighted the frustration and distrust with the police department and the deep divide that exists to this day in Maryland's largest city. A day after Grant's death, another gunman in the city's western district fired into a crowd of people enjoying an afternoon cookout, killing...
  • Juan Grant, friend of Freddie Gray who led protests after his death, killed in West Baltimore

    04/29/2019 5:15:56 AM PDT · by csvset · 42 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 29 April 2019 | Colin Campbell
    Juan Grant, a close family friend of Freddie Gray’s who led protests in front of the Western District police station demanding answers after Gray’s death from injuries suffered in police custody in 2015, was shot to death in West Baltimore Saturday, his family said. Grant, whose brother had a child with Gray’s twin sister, was best friends with Gray and considered the two brothers-in-law. As tensions rose in the days after the 25-year-old died of spinal cord injuries following his arrest four years ago near Gilmor Homes, Grant returned daily to the police station and met with then-Police Commissioner Anthony...
  • The GOP Finally Has a Fighting General

    01/21/2019 3:13:33 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 70 replies
    American Spectator ^ | David Catron
    In November, 1863, the New York Herald reported that a temperance committee had asked President Lincoln to dismiss Ulysses S. Grant. They told him the general was an imbiber of strong spirits, to which Lincoln replied: “I wish you would tell me the brand of Whiskey Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel to my other generals.” This story is probably apocryphal, but it captures the contempt with which the socially awkward Grant was viewed by the eastern establishment. This came to mind when I read the following about President Trump by a little old lady named George...
  • Businesses, cities laud grant approval for I-49 project

    12/22/2018 10:59:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Joplin Globe ^ | December 10, 2018 | Jordan Larimore
    PINEVILLE, Mo. — Gregg Sweeten had difficulty last week putting his reaction into words. When he learned that funding for the long-sought Bella Vista Bypass had been found, Sweeten, the Pineville mayor and McDonald County emergency manager, was stunned. Then he was elated. "That is amazing," Sweeten said. "That is going to be so great. I think it’s going to lead to all kinds of opportunities not only for Pineville but for McDonald County. I mean, it’s just — I just can’t say how happy I am. Wow. That is ... that’s wild. That’s amazing. That’s a Christmas present right...
  • 'Up-and-coming' Baltimore rapper Nick Breed fatally shot on Sunday

    10/23/2018 12:36:23 PM PDT · by csvset · 78 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 23 OCT 2018 | By Wesley Case and Lillian Reed
    Baltimore rapper Nick Breed — whose lyrics often reflected the pain and trauma he’d seen in the city — was fatally shot Sunday in the Allendale neighborhood. The rapper, whose real name is Dominic Grant, according to friends and family, was found with gunshot wounds in the 500 block of Normandy Ave. around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, police said. The 24-year-old was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center and was pronounced dead soon after arriving, officials said. Grant, whose music videos garnered thousands of views online, collaborated with some of the city’s biggest names, including YBS Skola and...
  • NBC News has totally and purposely changed the point and meaning of my story about General...

    10/14/2018 1:03:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 69 replies
    Twitter ^ | 14 OCT 2018 | Real Donald Trump
    NBC News has totally and purposely changed the point and meaning of my story about General Robert E Lee and General Ulysses Grant. Was actually a shoutout to warrior Grant and the great state in which he was born. As usual, dishonest reporting. Even mainstream media embarrassed!
  • Outrage erupts over Trump speech praising Civil War general – but here’s the whole story

    10/13/2018 6:40:42 PM PDT · by TBP · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 13, 2018 | Carlos Garcia
    “So Robert E. Lee was a great general,” Trump told the audience. “And Abraham Lincoln developed a phobia.” “He couldn’t beat Robert E. Lee,” he explained. “He was going crazy.” “I don’t know if you know this story,” he continued. “But Robert E. Lee was winning battle after battle after battle.” “And one day it was looking really bad and Lincoln just said you hardly knew his name,” he said, “and they said don’t take him he’s got a drinking people.” “And Lincoln said I don’t care what problem he has, you guys aren’t winning,” Trump continued. “And his name...
  • Our View: Suddenly, I-95's future is looking a lot brighter

    09/05/2018 10:14:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Fayetteville Observer ^ | June 10, 2018 | Editorial Board
    Ever since the notion of widening Interstate 95 and making it a toll road was chased out of town by an angry mob, there was a bewildering silence out there. What to do about “America’s Main Street”? How to fix the nation’s first major interstate highway, parts of which bear a worrisome resemblance to what old-times saw on Day 1? In fact, some of those ancient parts are right in our backyard, including the too-low overpasses in Harnett County that trap an over-height truck from time to time. Harnett also owns a few of those short exit ramps that make...
  • $1 million federal grant will help study of transgender kids

    04/12/2018 11:09:08 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 36 replies
    https://apnews.com ^ | April 12, 2018 | DAVID CRARY
    The first large-scale, national study of transgender children, including some as young as 3, is poised to expand thanks to a five-year, $1 million grant awarded Thursday by the National Science Foundation to the professor leading the project. University of Washington psychologist Kristina Olson, 36, was named winner of the NSF’s annual Alan T. Waterman Award, the government’s highest honor for scientists still in the early phases of their careers. The NSF said the choice was unanimous, and noted that pediatricians are already using her findings to raise awareness about gender diversity.
  • History Proves That Americans Can Unite Even When Torn In Two

    04/07/2018 8:37:49 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/07/18 | Salena Zito
    APPOMATTOX, VA. — On April 9, 1865, Gen. Robert E. Lee strode onto the porch of a two-story brick home and stared out at a lawn filled with Union soldiers, his Confederate staff of two, and his horse Traveler. Still wearing full military dress, Lee raised his gloved hands and punched his left fist into his right palm. The sound of leather meeting leather echoed in the unsteady silence. Then, as Lee mounted Traveler, Major Gen. Ulysses S. Grant emerged from the house onto the porch. Now facing each other, Grant raised his hat, as did Lee. It wasn’t a...
  • U.S. freezes grant to UNRWA

    01/06/2018 7:44:39 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 59 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/1/18 | Elad Benari
    The United States administration froze a $125 million grant to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the UN’s agency for “Palestinian refugees”, which was supposed to be delivered on January 1, Channel 10 News reported on Friday, citing three Western diplomats. The amount frozen is one-third of the annual funding the United States provides the organization, according to the report. The three diplomats, who asked to remain anonymous because of the political sensitivity of the issue, told Channel 10 the grant had been frozen until the end of the reexamination of U.S. aid to the Palestinians, which began...
  • Video Of Vikings Standing In Respect To Anthem circa 1973

    11/19/2017 8:42:11 AM PST · by OneVike · 33 replies
    In this video, you will see the Minnesota Vikings standing at attention and the fans all singing the national anthem. It was Dec 1973, and the Vikings were set to play the Cowboys for the NFC Championship. The Vikings would win and go on to their 2 Superbowl where they lost to the Miami Dolphins. Grant always had the Viings doing this, from the first day he took over as coach in 1967. As for Kaepernick, back in April, Bud Grant didn’t mince words when asked about his actions. “He’s trash,’’ said Grant. “But this is a free country....
  • Obama DHS Awards $400,000 to Crazed Trump-Bashing Organizer 3 Days Before Leaving Office

    02/02/2017 7:27:49 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    GP ^ | 02/02/17 | Jim Hoft
    On January 13, 2017, Homeland Security announced grants made by the outgoing Homeland administration in an effort to focus its efforts on countering Radical Islam. One of the grantee groups, Life After Hate was awarded $400,000 from the outgoing Obama administration. The chairman of Life After Hate, Christian Picciolini, has published tweets for months calling for the Trump administration to be overthrown. In light of his group receiving $400,000 this year from Homeland and the current Homeland administration reevaluating such grants, these treasonous tweets by Mr. Picciolini are significant. Why are our tax dollars going to this Trump-bashing organizer?
  • Obama DHS Awarded $400,000 to Group Whose Leader Called for Overthrowing Trump

    02/02/2017 10:14:07 AM PST · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 2/2/17 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    A week before Barack Obama left the White House, the Department of Homeland Security gave a $400,000 grant to an organization whose leader has called for President Trump to be overthrown. The department on Jan. 13 announced grants it was giving out as part of an effort to fight radical Islam. One of the groups to receive money was Life After Hate, which received $400,000, according to the Gateway Pundit. The co-founder and chairman of the group is Christian Picciolini, who has implied on social media that Trump is a Nazi and called for his overthrow. OK, America. Time to...
  • Revealed: Who Obama Gave $400K Grant To In Last Week of Presidency

    02/02/2017 10:42:32 PM PST · by Robert DeLong · 24 replies
    Dennis Michael Lynch ^ | February 2, 2017 | Dean Daniels
    Revealed: Who Obama Gave $400K Grant To In Last Week of Presidency by Dean Daniels/ February 2, 2017/ POLITICS It’s been unveiled that President Obama and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded a $400,000 grant to a radical anti-Trump organization just a week before the transition of presidencies. On Jan. 13, Obama and the DHS handed out $400K to the ‘Life After Hate’ group, claiming it was a grant designed to fight the concept of radical Islam. Christian Picciolini, co-founder and chairman of the organization, has been more than just a vocal opponent of the current president, Donald...
  • Climate scientists adjust as Trump builds team of oil allies

    12/17/2016 9:03:34 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 66 replies
    OANN ^ | December 15, 2016 | Peter Henderson
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Climate scientists worried that President-elect Donald Trump will slash their budgets and sideline their research... [snip] “I think it is maybe really necessary to refocus what you are doing and how you are labeling it,” [snip] Federal funding for climate change research, technology and international assistance hit $11.6 billion in 2014, from $2.4 billion in 1993, [snip] ...replaced the politically charged term “climate change” with “global change”... [snip] Climate scientist Ben Sanderson, also at NCAR, told Reuters he is applying to renew funding for assessing uncertainty in climate change. “Now the proposal would have to be...
  • The Trial of Susan B. Anthony For Illegal Voting (Great Story: Tea Party Like!)

    02/16/2011 2:25:36 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 5 replies
    Jurist Law @ Pitt ^ | February 2001 | Douglas Linder
    The Anthony trial of 1873 helped answer the important question of whether women as "citizens" under the recently adopted Fourteenth Amendment were entitled, as one of the "privileges and immunities" that came with citizenship, to vote. The answer given by prim and conservative Justice Ward Hunt will surprise few, but the trial also shows Hunt with his hands full, not quite knowing how to shut up his feisty defendant. Read now about what "Aunt Susan" described in her diary as "the greatest outrage in judicial history!"
  • College Football lawsuit over sex "assault"

    04/25/2016 1:39:12 PM PDT · by mad puppy · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 23, 2016 | Editorial
    Grant Neal is suing Colorado State University-Pueblo for kicking him out over sex that the woman agrees was fully consensual. More important, he’s also suing the federal Education Department for virtually ordering the school to deprive him of his due-process rights.