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  • Higher power could help Oakland: governor

    10/23/2012 4:49:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 22, 2012
    Before Gov. Jerry Brown left the pulpit at Acts Full Gospel Church in Oakland on Sunday, where he had gone to preach the benefits of Proposition 30, Bishop Bob Jackson asked him to leave a little something in the offering plate. "Our city is in dire straits," the governor was told by Jackson, pastor of a congregation of 7,000 in East Oakland. "It's under siege from shootings and homicides." Jackson asked Brown to declare a state of emergency to open Oakland's door to state assistance that could help curb escalating street violence that has claimed 102 lives this year. "You...
  • 'Do your mom look like you? We gonna get her too' (Chilling)

    10/04/2012 5:11:04 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 83 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 4 OCt 12 | Emily Anne Epstein
    'Do your mom look like you? We gonna get her too': Chilling words of three men who 'dragged girl, 15, off street and held her captive for three days while repeatedly raping her' - Eddie A. Johnson, 37, Alfred Kulah, 35, and Mortiman Kesselly, 41, all of Pennsylvania, have been charged with the violent sexual assault - Girl was able to escape after three-day ordeal after they left her alone Three Pennsylvania men kidnapped a 15-year-old girl while she was on her way to her father's house, ripped her clothes off, raped and sodomized her repeatedly as they held her...
  • Chicago hip-hop war of words turns violent (murder rate up 38%)

    09/06/2012 7:14:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 6, 2012 | Greg Kot
    Chicago’s hip-hop community is in a war of words that has escalated into violence, with the shooting death of a teenage rapper. Tuesday was another night, another homicide in a year in which hundreds of Chicagoans have been gunned down; the murder rate for the year’s first half is up an alarming 38 percent over last year. This time the victim was Joseph Coleman (18-year-old rapper Lil Jojo). The bicycle-riding teen was slain by a drive-by shooter in his South Side Englewood neighborhood. His death starkly punctuated a gang-related war of words and music between Jojo and rapper Lil Reese,...
  • If Chicago public school teachers strike, public education could be undermined

    08/30/2012 5:35:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 30, 2012 | Mary Mitchell
    Maybe CTU President Karen Lewis is just rattling her saber by announcing the teachers union has filed a 10-day notice of intent to strike. ....Parents with children in Chicago Public Schools should definitely be putting together an alternative plan given the rhetoric from the union. “CPS seems determined to have a toxic relationship with its employees,” Lewis said at the news conference. “[T]hey attempted to ram a poorly-thought-out longer school day down our throats . . . It has been insult after insult after insult.” Now that Lewis has taken the next step toward a showdown, I’m betting there will...
  • Progressives in Wisconsin have a problem with Blacks getting a good education

    08/27/2011 4:47:33 PM PDT · by Ballygrl · 9 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 8/26/11 | MacIverInstitute
    Link to Video Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, and the students and staff at Messmer Preparatory Catholic School were all targets of an obnoxious protest on Friday, August 26, 2011. From this report by the MacIver News Service, it is clear the protesters (Union members, socialists, MPS officals, liberal activists) could learn a lot by emulating the behavior of the children inside the school.
  • More Tea Party Violence and Racism: Milwaukee

    08/27/2011 2:47:17 PM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 23 replies
    Vocal Minority ^ | 8/27/11 | EricTheRed_VM
    Oh wait, that's not the Tea Party. It's Obama-supporting Democrat-voting* public union teacher protesters -- again.Yes, the Democrat-media complex still smear the Tea Party and anti-Obama conservative Americans as vitriolic and racist, and most recently "the real enemy" who can "go straight to hell." Meanwhile in the real world, actual vitriol and (by the left's own standards) racism occurred at the hands of union protesters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin both Thursday and Friday.As reported by Milwaukee's local Fox-TV affiliate: Vandals super glued the locks of several doors and a parking gate at Messmer Preparatory School in Milwaukee. School officials believe the people responsible...
  • Kids ‘scared’ to help cops

    07/15/2011 8:25:52 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 15, 2011 | Natalie Sherman
    Boston teens, urged by city councilors to speak out about crime, say helping cops will mark them as targets. “People wouldn’t want to say anything because they’re scared,” said Miguel Peguero, 15, of Dorchester, one of more than 50 youth workers who attended a roundtable yesterday about youth violence. Twenty-six people have been killed in Boston so far this year, including four on July 4 alone. As of June 13, police had reported 110 shootings in the city, a number that has spiked to more than 120 in recent weeks.
  • What the hell is going on with "Eric Holder's People" over Memorial Day?! (Multiple articles)

    05/31/2011 9:06:46 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 176 replies · 1+ views
    Multiple Sources on Drudge ^ | 31 May 11 | dcbryan1
    What the hell is going on over Memorial Day weekend among America's youts, specifically, "Eric Holder's People"?!IM SICK OF IT! Here in Little Rock, (which was just named No. 7 most dangerous city), I was talking to my friend yesterday, who is an LRPD officer. He asked if my wife and I were going to Riverfest that evening. I told him my son, age 9 mos. was sick, and we weren't planning to. He told me, "Good. There is a Rap artist playing at 9PM and there are not enough cops on duty so be very careful, and carry your...
  • Memphis Educator Wants Corporal Punishment in 'War Zone' Schools

    06/24/2010 8:12:00 PM PDT · by nmh · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/24/10 | Todd Starnes
    Unruly students have turned some Memphis classrooms into war zones where teachers have been subjected to verbal and physical attacks, according to a school board commissioner who has introduced a resolution to reinstate corporal punishment. “Teachers, for several years now, have been increasingly agitated by the lack of classroom discipline,” said School Board Commissioner Kenneth Whalum. “It’s out of hand, man.” Memphis city schools banned corporal punishment five years ago. Since then, according to Whalum, teachers have been subjected to out-of-control kids. “They are being abused,” he said. “Teachers have been hospitalized after getting attacked by middle schoolers. It’s a...
  • Akron Man In Wheelchair Yells 'Help Us Jesus,' As 40 Black Teens Attack Family [Corrected]

    07/21/2009 7:08:31 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 18 replies · 1,770+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 07/21/2009 | JoeClarke.Net
    From a continuing story at Ohio.Com and my post on Freerepublic.Com, "This Is A Black World!" 50 Black Teens Shout, Then Attack White Family In Street" 'John Alchier said he was frustrated that an injury barred him from helping his brother. He has been paralyzed below the waist since a motorcycle crash 11 years ago. ''I couldn't do anything and I just yelled out, 'Help us, Jesus' and when I did that, they all just kind of went away.'Full Story Here . . . 'Help Us, Jesus' Akron Beacon Journal
  • Akron Man In Wheel Yells 'Help Us Jesus,' As 40 Black Teens Attack Family

    07/21/2009 7:01:02 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 82 replies · 2,957+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 07/21/2009 | JoeClarke.Net
    From a continuing story at Ohio.Com and my post on Freerepublic.Com, "This Is A Black World!" 50 Black Teens Shout, Then Attack White Family In Street" 'John Alchier said he was frustrated that an injury barred him from helping his brother. He has been paralyzed below the waist since a motorcycle crash 11 years ago. ''I couldn't do anything and I just yelled out, 'Help us, Jesus' and when I did that, they all just kind of went away.'Full Story Here . . . 'Help Us, Jesus' Akron Beacon Journal
  • 1995 Obama Race Baiting Video Discovered

    10/25/2008 6:48:13 PM PDT · by WmShirerAdmirer · 25 replies · 1,003+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 23, 2008 | Barack Obama (in his own voice and words)
    1995 Obama Race Baiting Video Discovered YouTube video of Obama can be seen at: http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2008/10/obama-race-baiting-video-discovered.html It sounds like those first 10 years with Rev. Jeremiah Wright rubbed off on The One... The post racial candidate Barack Obama slams "white executives" living out in the suburbs who do not want to pay taxes to inner city children in a 1995 interview: Obama talks redistribution and salvation- bashes whitey: YouTube video is at:http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2008/10/obama-race-baiting-video-discovered.html Obama admits his Redistribution of Wealth is to SAVE the African American community SO HE CAN ENSURE HIS OWN SALVATION! (and Our Countries Salvation) He compares the plight of...
  • (NJ) Poorer school districts are less diverse than ever

    10/08/2008 4:42:56 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies · 624+ views
    northjersey.com ^ | 09.21.08 | HEATHER APPEL
    While the state has seen demographic shifts in suburban school districts, the isolation and intense concentration of minority students in the 31 Abbott school districts is worse today than it was 20 years ago.  That's the basis for a "friend of the court" brief filed jointly by the New Jersey Black Issues Convention and the Hispanic Directors Association, two influential umbrella organizations. They are among nine groups challenging the state's overhaul of the school funding formula that guaranteed additional aid to the state's neediest districts. Locally, Paterson, Passaic and Garfield are classified as Abbott districts.   The court is scheduled...
  • 2nd-grader's show-&-tell? Bag of pot

    09/30/2008 3:36:09 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies · 727+ views
    2nd-grader's show-&-tell? Bag of pot ^ | 09/30/08 | Dafney Tales
    Some teachers are used to confiscating toys or other disruptive items kids bring from home. But marijuana? A teacher at Harrington Avery D School, at 53rd Street and Baltimore Avenue, did just that yesterday when one of her second-grade students brought a bag of marijuana to school and showed it off to his friends, police said. One alert classmate notified the teacher and the authorities were called, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives. Police searched the home of the child's father, Lamar Anderson, 28, of 54th Street near Warrington Avenue, Southwest Philadelphia, and confiscated more marijuana and crack cocaine,...
  • Lessons From The Surge: McCain Proposes Military Style "Clampdown" to Fight Inner City Crime

    08/04/2008 1:02:26 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 16 replies · 122+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | August 4, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Audio. Stand back and don the trash bags. Liberal heads will be exploding on this one.
  • Speaking of Change...

    07/17/2008 11:11:21 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 81+ views
    Campus Report ^ | July 17, 2008 | Deborah Lambert
    Speaking of Change... by: Deborah Lambert, July 17, 2008 No doubt about it. Ivy League schools have issues. But when 11 percent of Yale’s senior class, 10 percent of Georgetown’s and 9 percent of Harvard’s head off to teach at some of America’s most impoverished inner city schools for the next couple of years, something’s going on. The Wall Street Journal reported that last month, 3,700 recent college graduates showed up at Teach for America’s five-week boot camp, the program that precedes their two-year teaching stints where salaries will average somewhere between $25,000 and $44,000, depending on location. Teach for...
  • Worms infect more poor Americans than thought

    12/25/2007 10:17:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies · 1,385+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 25, 2007 | Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor
    Roundworms may infect close to a quarter of inner city black children, tapeworms are the leading cause of seizures among U.S. Hispanics and other parasitic diseases associated with poor countries are also affecting Americans, a U.S. expert said on Tuesday. Recent studies show many of the poorest Americans living in the United States carry some of the same parasitic infections that affect the poor in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, said Dr. Peter Hotez, a tropical disease expert at George Washington University and editor-in-chief of the Public Library of Science journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Writing in the journal, Hotez...
  • Memphis leads U.S. in violent crime

    10/01/2007 10:03:56 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 56 replies · 211+ views
    Memphis (Tn) Commercia-Appeal ^ | 10/01/07 | Chris Conley - Staff Reporter
    The Memphis metropolitan area, after coming in second last year, tops this year's ranking of metro areas by the rate of violent crime -- homicide, rape, aggravated assault and robbery. In 2006, according to crime numbers released by the FBI, the eight-county Memphis metropolitan area recorded 1,262.7 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, the highest rate in the nation. Last year, the Florence, S.C., metropolitan statistical area had the highest violent crime rate in the country. Memphis came in second with 1,197 violent crimes per 100,000 residents. And that was up from 1,132 in 2004. The Memphis metro area includes Crittenden...
  • To stop gangs, call the Scouts

    06/02/2007 9:35:35 PM PDT · by Coleus · 27 replies · 980+ views
    LA Times ^ | 01.21.07 | Heather MacDonald
    THE LOS ANGELES City Council recently paid $593,000 for a report on how to end the city's rising gang violence. The taxpayers didn't get their money's worth. The much-ballyhooed study, directed by civil rights attorney Connie Rice, makes a whopping 100 recommendations yet can't bring itself to mention the most important driver of gang involvement — family breakdown.  "A Call to Action: A Case for a Comprehensive Solution to L.A.'s Gang Violence Epidemic" recycles all the failed nostrums from the war on poverty, such as government-created jobs, "life-skills training," "parenting education and support" and "crisis intervention." Since the 1960s,...
  • Anti-abortion activists woo blacks: 'Crisis pregnancy' groups move to inner cities

    04/01/2007 4:44:46 AM PDT · by rhema · 25 replies · 700+ views
    Anti-abortion activists are reaching aggressively to draw more blacks into their movement, targeting urban communities they long have considered hostile turf. They are opening crisis pregnancy centers in minority neighborhoods, establishing partnerships with black pastors and distributing leaflets that raise suspicion about Planned Parenthood, a longtime provider of reproductive health care and abortions . Framing their cause as the new frontier in civil rights - an effort to stop "black genocide" - these activists have turned to revered names in black history. A niece of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s is touring the nation, speaking out against "the war...