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  • Off-Duty Police Officer Condemned by University for Kaepernick Halloween Costume

    11/09/2017 10:15:41 AM PST · by American Quilter · 24 replies
    Milo News ^ | 9 Nov 2017 | Staff Writer
    The University of Nevada, Reno has sent out a campus-wide apology regarding a Halloween costume of an off-duty police officer. Campus Reform reports the Assistant Vice President and Director of University Police Services at the school, Adam Garcia, claimed one of his officers was “mocking another who has taken advantage of his constitutional right to protest.” “Police officers are held to a higher standard and denigrating another—on or off duty—is insensitive for its lack of respect and understanding on how others may negatively view their actions and may be impacted,” Garcia claimed. He then noted that students have been concerned...
  • Texas shooter attended the church's annual Halloween party with his children just five days before

    11/08/2017 8:31:37 AM PST · by ColdOne · 13 replies ^ | 11/7/17 | Hannah Parry
    Full title...................Texas shooter attended the church's annual Halloween party with his children just five days before he returned and opened fire on parishioners........ Texas gunman Devin Kelley took his kids to the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs’ annual Fall Festival on Halloween night His fellow churchgoers were surprised but pleased to see the 26-year-old after his disagreements with his family members Mother-in-law, Michelle Shields, who Kelley had been sending threatening text messages before the shooting, was delighted to see him with her grandchildren Less than a week after the Halloween party, Kelley returned and opened fire on parishioners killing...
  • Can a white child dress as a Halloween character from another race?

    10/30/2017 1:12:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 105 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 30, 2017 | by Osamudia James, The Washington Post
    Blackface is as predictable around Halloween as candy, and by now the outrage in response is also pretty predictable. Plenty of white people, including parents who watched Disney pull its "Maui" zip-up suit costume from store shelves last year in response to accusations of brownface, are probably wondering when, if ever, it's OK to dress up as a figure of another race. The answer: It depends. Like most issues involving race in our country, avoiding offense at Halloween requires thinking about not just stereotypes or discrimination but also white supremacy. One problem with racism is that it advances white supremacy...
  • Halloween horror as woman..the FOURTH time gang have targeted upscale Baltimore [tr]

    11/05/2017 6:52:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 5, 2017 | Keith Griffith
    A woman has been savagely assaulted by teenagers wielding bats and wooden planks, amid a rash of similar attacks in Baltimore on Halloween night. Baltimore officials say there were at least four similar attacks in the city's upscale Federal Hill neighborhood on Tuesday night, involving a group of around a dozen young males and females. Cops have not released any description of the suspects, except to say that some appeared as young as 13.  'I feel lucky to be alive. It could have been a lot worse,' the female victim who was beaten and robbed told WMTW.
  • Happy Halloween, Racist Scum

    11/05/2017 6:25:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | November 5, 2017 | Paul Jacob
    “What a nice Halloween,” my wife remarked as we turned out the lights last Tuesday night. Well, not so much in nearby Oakton, Virginia, where Jamie Stevenson, a new homeowner, walked past her neighbor’s house and saw “a racist display.” “She knew it was a Halloween decoration,” the Washington Post reported, “but she also saw in it something more sinister: a lynching.” Stevenson snapped a picture and then contacted the homeowners’ association and the friendly hate merchants at the Southern Poverty Law Center. But she didn’t forget about the perpetrator. “What you appear to be displaying is an effigy of...
  • Jimmy Kimmel's Halloween candy prank has kids crying, cursing and even forgiving [2017 edition]

    11/04/2017 1:59:48 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 17 replies
    Today ^ | Nov. 3, 2017 | Ree Hines
    Halloween may be over, but a few kids just experienced a big trick when it came to their treats. Once again, Jimmy Kimmel's annual holiday prank prompted parents to tell their children that they ate all of their hard-earned Halloween candy. And once again, the reactions from the little ones did not disappoint — at least for viewers.
  • Boy fills empty trick-or-treat bowl with his own Halloween candy

    11/03/2017 10:41:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    fox ^ | Nov. 3, 2017 | fox
    CHULA VISTA, Calif. – A sweet act of kindness was caught on camera, and a Chula Vista mother is hoping to find out who the boy is that left Halloween candy at her doorstep for others to take. Kim Manalo and her family left a bowl of candy out while she took her kids trick or treating on Halloween night. After coming home to an empty candy bowl, Kim immediately thought the worst. "Once we got around the block the bowl was empty. I wasn't too surprised but I was hoping it wasn't one kid or an adult," said Manalo....
  • Police say substance in Fayette County trick-or-treat bag not heroin (West Virginia)

    11/02/2017 7:51:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Nov. 3, 2017 | Joseph Fitzwater, Assignment Editor
    OAK HILL, WV (WVNS) - Oak Hill Police Police Chief, Mike Whisman, said Thursday that the substance found in a child's trick-or-treat bag tested negative for heroin. The test results from the State Police Crime Lab found that it was a derivative of marijuana. On Halloween night, a mother from Oak Hill found what police had initially thought to be heroin in her child's trick-or-treat candy. Police are still investigating where the substance came from. No suspects have been identified at this time.
  • Police: Heroin Found in Child's Trick-or-Treat Bag in Fayette County (West Virginia)

    11/01/2017 12:47:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | October 31, 2017 | Joseph Fitzwater, Assignment Editor
    OAK HILL, WV (WVNS) - An investigation is underway in Fayette County after heroin was found in a child's trick-or-treat bag. Oak Hill Police Chief Mike Whisman said it allegedly happened in the Hidden Valley area. He told 59News several hundred children trick-or-treat in this area every Halloween. The child's mother told 59News she was checking her 3-year-old's candy when she found the drugs wrapped in a rubber glove.
  • Heroin Found in Child's Halloween Candy in Oak Hill (West Virginia)

    10/31/2017 10:00:40 PM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 13 replies
    WTRF-TV ( ^ | October 31, 2017 | Staff
    OAK HILL - An investigation is underway in Fayette County, West Virginia after heroin was found in a child's trick-or-treat bag. Oak Hill Police Chief Mike Whisman says it allegedly happened in the Hidden Valley area. He said several hundred children trick-or-treat in this area every Halloween. The child's mother said he was checking her three-year-old's candy when she found the drugs wrapped in a rubber glove.
  • The Landlady's Tale — a Halloween FreeRepublic Tradition

    10/31/2017 5:36:34 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 12 replies
    Vanity | Swordmaker
    The Landlady's Tale By SWORDMAKER © copyright 2000 Preface The following story was told to me by the woman who rented my parents their first home in California when they moved to Sacramento in 1939. A devout Catholic (so much so that although she had been divorced by her husband, she did not consider the divorce valid and did not remarry until her husband died many years later) the landlady swore on her Bible, in front of my sister and me after she told us the story, that it was absolutely true. She was quite serious about it. In the...
  • Hundreds Of Thousands To Pack West Hollywood For Halloween Carnaval

    10/31/2017 5:29:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    Thousands of elaborately costumed revelers will take to the streets for the annual West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval, billed as the world’s largest Halloween party. The Carnaval, scheduled for 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., will take place along Santa Monica Boulevard between Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard. Motorists are being urged to avoid the heart of the city, with some street closures extending into Wednesday morning. — From 12 a.m. Tuesday until 7 a.m. Wednesday, San Vicente Boulevard will be closed between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue. — Santa Monica Boulevard will be closed between Doheny Drive and Croft...
  • Freepers true scary story(ies) for Halloween? (vanity)

    10/31/2017 4:30:22 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 102 replies
    Vanity | October 31st 2017 | Vanity
    Please excuse if this is posted incorrectly, it's my first "vanity". Setting aside all the scary fake news and real terrorism, what scary stories - personal or in the news would y'all care to pass along around the FR campefire? I'll start with the true story of Elisa Lam in the next post.
  • Melania Trump Met Her Own Mini Me and Handed Out Candy in Heels at the White House Halloween Party

    10/31/2017 12:59:39 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 29 replies
    Footwear Daily ^ | 10/30/2017 | Charlie Carballo
    While handing out candy at the White House Halloween party today, one of the trick-or-treaters surprised Melania Trump with a fun Halloween trick — her own pint-sized double. Military families from the Washington, D.C., area participated in the festivities, and among the many costumes, one of the young girls dressed as the first lady. Channeling Melania’s Hurricane Harvey look, the girl greeted President Donald Trump’s wife while wearing a white top, FLOTUS hat, black trousers and the same white Adidas Stan Smith sneakers she sported during a tour of ravaged areas in Texas in August. Meanwhile, Melania opted to not...
  • The Tell-Tale Heart

    10/31/2017 2:38:31 PM PDT · by TBP · 8 replies
    Glenn Beck ^ | The nineteenth century | Edgar Alan Poe
    GREAT reading!
  • The Very Best Halloween Music Ever Created

    10/31/2017 1:48:12 PM PDT · by Mariner · 37 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1951 | Bernard Herrmann
    This is sheer genius. None better. In fact, his Twilight Zone music and Vertigo, Psycho scores were also genius.
  • How Sugar Subsidies Ruin Halloween

    10/31/2017 1:31:57 PM PDT · by TBP · 6 replies
    Reason TV ^ | "Andrew Creepton"
    ReasonTV released a new video on Monday regarding the way the government regulates the sugar industry. While such an issue may seem peripheral or even irrelevant in light of numerous other problems the United States faces today, the way in which the federal government regulates and subsidizes sugar is a microcosm of a much more insidious system that permeates Washington D.C. — cronyism. Sugar is just one industry that is tightly controlled. Cronyists in Washington waste taxpayer dollars on subsidies for numerous other industries like solar power, oil, dairy, corn, and manufacturing. Here are some other sugary nuggets from ReasonTV’s...
  • 'Man Who Killed Halloween' still haunts holiday

    10/31/2017 1:01:18 PM PDT · by TBP · 23 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 5:30 am, Friday, October 29, 2004 | By Mike Glenn and RUTH RENDON
    Timothy O'Bryan's name may have faded from popular memory, but 30 years ago this Sunday his death shocked the country and earned the culprit the nickname "The Man Who Killed Halloween." The 8-year-old Deer Park boy died Oct. 31, 1974, after eating trick-or-treat candy laced with cyanide. Within days, his father, Ronald Clark O'Bryan, stood accused of staging the crime as part of a life insurance scheme. With his wife testifying for the prosecution, O'Bryan was convicted and sentenced to death. Dubbed the "Candy Man" by fellow prisoners, he was executed by lethal injection in 1984. Halloween has lived on....
  • Hillary Clinton: I'm thinking of dressing up as the president for Halloween

    10/31/2017 10:02:25 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 68 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/31/2017 | Kim Janssen
    Hillary Clinton didn’t get to be president in real life — so how about for Halloween? Asked onstage at the Auditorium Theatre on Monday night what costume she was planning to wear for Halloween, the vanquished Democratic presidential candidate appeared momentarily flummoxed. “I have to start thinking about it,” she said. “I think I will maybe come as the president!” Cue laughter and applause from a downtown Chicago theater packed with nearly 4,000 Clinton fans who paid $90 or more to hear her promote her account of the 2016 election, “What Happened.”(snip) Of her election loss, Clinton said, “I’ll admit...

    10/31/2017 9:39:21 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 63 replies
    Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Halloween!