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  • 10 shot, 3 dead, on South and West sides

    04/14/2012 5:10:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 14, 2012 | By Peter Nickeas
    Three people died and seven others were wounded in shootings Friday night and Saturday morning on the South and West sides, police said. Half of the people wounded were shot within blocks of 71st Street and Racine Avenue, on the south end of the Englewood neighborhood and north end of the Gresham neighborhood. A 21-year-old woman was shot and killed on the 3900 block of West 19th Street in the Lawndale neighborhood about 4:33 a.m., police said. A 31-year-old man was found inside his cab near the intsersection of Racine Avenue and 69th Street with a through-and-through gunshot wound to...
  • April 11: Mpls. robbery turns deadly (B.O.W. Crime)

    04/13/2012 8:34:18 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 41 replies ^ | 4/12/12 | MATT McKINNEY
    A food delivery to a neighbor three blocks away turned deadly for Jody Lynmarvin Patzner Jr., 22, on Monday night when three boys confronted him as he biked on Fremont Avenue in north Minneapolis, according to family members and a witness. The boys yelled at him that they wanted his bike, then shot at him twice, running away as Patzner continued to bike for 30 feet before collapsing on the sidewalk. He died moments later in the 3500 block of Fremont Avenue N. as neighbors along the street tried to help, according to a witness. The robbery attempt took place...
  • After Zimmerman Arrest, Activists Look To Gun Laws

    04/13/2012 1:40:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The civil rights groups that turned outrage over Trayvon Martin's death into action say their work is far from over now that his killer has been charged with second-degree murder. Next, they hope to harness the activism to challenge Florida's "stand your ground" law and similar statutes in 24 other states. But they also worry about maintaining their momentum during what could be a long judicial process and translating it into political action that could help sway lawmakers. The leaders plan to use churches, social media and other means to rally the movement that has already prompted protesters to take...
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson asks for federal intervention in Tulsa shootings

    04/12/2012 10:41:49 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 30 replies ^ | 4/12/2012 | BILL SHERMAN
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson will be in town this weekend arguing that the federal government needs to get involved in Tulsa's Good Friday shooting spree that left three people dead. Jackson will meet with north Tulsa ministers and elected officials at noon Friday at First Baptist Church North Tulsa, and will hold a public rally at the church at 6 p.m. Saturday. He was invited to Tulsa by the State Legislative Black Caucus and local ministers. Jackson said in a conference phone call Wednesday afternoon that the Tulsa shootings were not an isolated crime, but part of a pattern of...
  • Jesse Jackson lauds Zimmerman charges

    04/11/2012 9:11:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson is congratulating the Florida special prosecutor for her actions in the case of Trayvon Martin and the charges filed against the suspect in his death. --snip-- In a statement, the head of Chicago-based Rainbow-PUSH Coalition said he is hopeful the judicial process will be fair and just. Jackson adds despite the charge against Zimmerman, the issue of the law under which he claims he acted must be addressed. He says Florida's Stand Your Ground law should be repealed....
  • Occupy Chicago plans rally, prepares for NATO Summit

    04/10/2012 7:34:21 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies ^ | April 7, 2012 | Dan Ponce
    CHICAGO — Organizers say the goal today's events is to help unite those who are fighting on behalf of the so-called "99 %" a full line up of speakers at grant park this afternoon-- addressing all kinds of topics including the war in Afghanistan, the economy, health care and housing. Loren Taylor, Occupy Our Homes said “Housing is not recognized as a human right but instead is a commodity that is being manipulated by greedy banks.” Grant Park was divided into areas with names like 'solidarity, freedom and Chicago spring. A wishing tree was the center piece where participants wrote...
  • Jesse Jackson’s daughter hired by Fox News

    04/07/2012 7:25:04 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 83 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Apr 4, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    Jesse Jackson’s daughter hired by Fox News By Jeff Poor - The Daily Caller 7:46 PM 04/04/2012 On Wednesday, The Washington Examiner reported that the Fox News Channel has hired Santita Jackson, the daughter of Rainbow PUSH Coalition founder and president Jesse Jackson. The report, which Fox News confirmed to The Daily Caller, says that she will debut Friday at 7:15 a.m. on “Fox & Friends.” Santita Jackson had hosted a daily radio show on WVON 1690 AM in Chicago. According to its website, the station provides “an interactive forum for the African-American community to discuss current, social, economic, and...
  • Walking Back the Trayvon Martin Hysteria

    04/05/2012 7:42:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 5, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    1) If one suggests that there may not be, at least as yet, enough evidence to overturn the initial police decision of not charging Mr. Zimmerman with a crime, then one is a de facto racist. In other words, the liberal position of letting all the evidence be reexamined in a dispassionate fashion is now illiberal. And the illiberal one of charging someone with a felony without established probable cause is liberal. But just arresting and charging a suspect to let a judge or jury post facto decide whether there was ever probable cause for such an arrest is neither...
  • Jesse Jackson Calls On Blacks To Wear Hoodies To Polling Places

    04/05/2012 3:32:49 PM PDT · by Justaham · 90 replies
    Speaking to The Tom Joyner Morning Show on Wednesday, Jesse Jackson said: "If a white kills a black we revolt, if a black kills a white it's jail time, we kill each other it's Miller time. It's as if somebody has the right to kill us." Jackson then added "This right wing, we got to win the election, so wear your hoodie, put a voter registration card under your hoodie if you have a hoodie without a voter card you've been Hoodiewinked."
  • Shelby Steele: The Exploitation of Trayvon Martin [Outstanding Analysis by Black Thinker!]

    04/05/2012 7:26:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | 4/5/12 | Shelby Steele
    The absurdity of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton is that they want to make a movement out of an anomaly. Black teenagers today are afraid of other black teenagers, not whites. ...The civil rights community and the liberal media live by the poetic truth that America is still a reflexively racist society, and that this remains the great barrier to black equality. But this "truth" has a lot of lie in it. America has greatly evolved since the 1960s. There are no longer any respectable advocates of racial segregation. And blacks today are nine times more likely to be killed...
  • Fox News Hires Jesse Jackson’s Daughter Santita Jackson As Newest Contributor

    04/04/2012 3:50:30 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 67 replies
    Mediate ^ | April 4, 2012 | Alex Alvarez
    A source at the network has confirmed to Mediaite that Fox News has hired radio host Santita Jackson as its newest contributor. Jackson is the eldest daughter of Rev. Jesse Jackson and host of “The Santita Jackson Show.”
  • NBC, Sharpton, Jackson, Obama, Holder, Lee, et al, stoke racist flames

    04/03/2012 7:58:32 AM PDT · by forty_years · 6 replies ^ | 4/2/12 | netwmd Staff
    "This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy." This is what two Kansas City black teens told a younger white child. The black kids poured gasoline on the white kid and set him on fire a month ago (see here also). Did you even know this happened? Do you remember the 2007, big "Jena 6" lie in which six black teens beat up a white kid in Jena, Louisiana, and Al Sharpton hailed it as "the start of the 21st century civil rights movement." The white teen who was assaulted in 2006 had nothing to do...
  • Richard Land says activists using Trayvon Martin to get out the vote [Duh! Alert]

    04/03/2012 5:40:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies ^ | 4/2/12 | Bob Allen
    Southern Baptists top public-policy spokesman said on his radio program March 31 that black leaders are exploiting outrage over the shooting death of a Florida teenager to help President Obama get re-elected. Richard Land, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, described activists Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton as “racial ambulance chasers” who are fomenting a “mob mentality” over the recent shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Fla. Land said President Obama turned it into a national issue when he said if he had a son, he would...
  • Trayvon Martin Rally in Miami Draws Thousands (Trayvon killed because he was suspended from school)

    04/02/2012 1:44:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 2, 2012
    Political leaders, sport stars and entertainers joined several thousand protesters on Sunday at a Miami rally calling for the arrest of George Zimmerman for the fatal shooting of an unarmed Florida teenager. [Snip] Speaking at the rally Sunday, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said the case was about ending all types of racial profiling — not just in criminal cases, but by banks, insurance companies and in the job market. "End profiling now," the civil rights activist said to applause. Jackson also said Martin's case illustrated the high number of black students who are suspended from school. A report issued by...
  • Jesse: Trayvon Proves 'Blacks Are Under Attack'

    04/02/2012 12:22:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies ^ | 29 March, 2012 | Larry Elder
    "Blacks are under attack," said the Rev. Jesse Jackson, irresponsibly turning the Florida shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin, at the hands of Hispanic neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman into a barometer of black-white "race-relations." President Barack Obama, three years past his inauguration as American's first black president, weighed in, too. As when he accused the Cambridge police of "acting stupidly," Obama injected race, but this time a little less directly: "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon." The implication, of course, is that race undoubtedly played a role in the death of Trayvon Martin....
  • Sharpton, Jackson, Media Silent About Hate Crime in S.C.

    04/02/2012 10:26:58 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 25 replies
    New American ^ | 4-2-12 | Cort Kirkwood
    Six black men assaulted a white man outside a restaurant in Seneca, S.C. on March 17 after insulting him with a racial remark. Such was the severity of the beating and obvious racial motive that local police have referred the case to federal officials. However, contrary to their usual reaction in such matters, the national media have yet to jump on the case, and civil rights leaders have said nothing about it. The leftist media’s and “civil rights” groups' silence on the subject stands in sharp contrast to their handling of the tragic killing of Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26...
  • Miami Mass Shooting Sparks No Outcry From Obama, Lee, Sharpton, Black Panthers or Jackson

    04/01/2012 9:32:23 PM PDT · by envision33 · 34 replies
    The Divided States ^ | 04/01/2012 | Divided States
    NORTH MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Fourteen blacks have been shot and two are dead in what may be one of the worst mass shootings in South Florida history and no one can seem to find Obama, Sharpton or Spike Lee to organize a rally, march on police stations, place bounties on the heads of the shooters or stage phony press conferences. This time it is fourteen innocent blacks shot, one a 5 year old girl! Two have died. Where’s the outrage?
  • VIDEO: "Higher definition video appears to show wound on back of Zimmerman's head."

    03/31/2012 4:39:30 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 19 replies ^ | 3/31/12 | Breitbart
    Police surveillance video shows wound on back of Zimmerman's head. VIDEO HERE
  • Jesse Jackson Says Tea Party Wants To Sink Ship To ‘Destroy Captain’

    03/29/2012 2:02:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | March 29, 2012 | Carol Cain
    DETROIT (CBS 62) Rev. Jesse Jackson stopped by the Michigan Matters set to talk with host Carol Cain about developments in the Trayvon Martin murder case and the emergency manager saga playing out in Detroit. Jackson also offered a frank assessment of Gov. Rick Snyder’s dealings with the Motor City financial crisis. “You can’t separate the largest organ in your body from who you are,” he said about the state’s relationship with the city. “Detroit doesn’t have a problem, Michigan has a problem. Why is Detroit in crisis? We bailed out the automotive industry but the city has not been...
  • Local FOX Insider: Martin Shot In Back of Head

    03/26/2012 2:45:50 PM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 156 replies · 89+ views
    Big Government ^ | 03/26/2012 | Ben Shapiro
    According to sources in the Memphis, Tennessee area, local FOX 13 insider Joseph Kyles reported from Sanford, Florida that Martin was shot in the back of the head. As the anchor, Greg Coy, tweeted, “This could change invest[igation].” Who is Joseph Kyles? Kyles is a local board member of Rainbow Push, Jessie Jackson’s...
  • Vultures - new conservative cartoon from Safe Environment

    03/26/2012 8:06:20 PM PDT · by agee · 3 replies · 26+ views
    Founding Ideals ^ | 3/26/2012
  • Geraldo's Point (Thomas Sowell)

    03/26/2012 11:32:42 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 104 replies · 62+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 27, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    It is not often that I agree with Geraldo Rivera, but recently he said something very practical and potentially life-saving, when he urged black and Hispanic parents not to let their children go around wearing hoodies. There is no point in dressing like a hoodlum when you are not a hoodlum, even though that has become a fashion for some minority youths, including the teenager who was shot and killed in a confrontation in Florida. I don't know the whole story of that tragedy, any more than those who are making loud noises in the media do, but that...
  • Former NAACP leader accuses Sharpton and Jackson of ‘exploiting’ Trayvon Martin

    03/26/2012 1:09:33 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies · 36+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/26/2012 | Alex Pappas
    Former NAACP leader C.L. Bryant is accusing Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton of “exploiting” the Trayvon Martin tragedy to “racially divide this country.” “His family should be outraged at the fact that they’re using this child as the bait to inflame racial passions,” Rev. C.L. Bryant said in a Monday interview with The Daily Caller. The conservative black pastor who was once the chapter president of the Garland, Texas NAACP called Jackson and Sharpton “race hustlers” and said they are “acting as though they are buzzards circling the carcass of this young boy.”
  • Trayvon Martin case: 'Blacks are under attack,' says Jesse Jackson

    03/23/2012 8:47:30 PM PDT · by Bronzy · 67 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 23, 2012) | Rene Lynch
    Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson said Friday that he's grateful the rest of the country has sat up and taken notice of the tragic slaying of Trayvon Martin. But he can't help but wonder: Why has it taken so long for everyone else to recognize the chronic injustices that African Americans face?
  • Wikileaks reveals Democrat 2008 election crimes

    03/05/2012 4:05:28 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 26 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | March 05, 2012 | Andrea Shea King
    The latest activity by Wikileaks dumped some 5 million emails and documents hacked from the database of Stratfor Intelligence. The emails reveal Democrats’ effort to steal the 2008 election. Shocking revelations from a Wikileaks document dump show the Democrat Party committed a felony when it stuffed ballot boxes in Ohio and Philadelphia during the 2008 presidential election. A memo further revealed that the so-called “Reverend” Jesse Jackson was paid a handsome figure to keep his mouth shut about candidate Obama, a man for whom he had little regard. The same internal memo revealed that Obama’s campaign was taking Russian money...
  • Pelosi Claims Obama 'Was About Getting the Job Done Rather Than Pointing Fingers'

    03/04/2012 10:35:23 AM PST · by Mike Bates · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/4/2012 | Mike Bates
    Saturday morning, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appeared alongside Rev. Jesse Jackson on his weekly Rainbow PUSH program, prior to her endorsement of Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) in this month's Democratic primary. The Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, WLS AM, and the local affiliates of NBC and ABC all covered the the event. Moments after saying it's "a badge of honor" for President Barack Obama to be known as the food stamp president, Pelosi made an incredible assertion (video here): Look, remember the inauguration? Remember that, OK. There he was, saying I'm calling for swift, bold action now to...
  • Jesse Jackson: 'It's an Honor to Be a Food Stamp President'

    02/26/2012 4:43:47 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Jesse Jackson: 'It's an Honor to Be a Food Stamp President' By Mike Bates Created 02/26/2012 - 6:36pm Weeks ago, Jesse Jackson accused GOP presidential candidate of "name calling" for referring to President Barack Obama as the "best food-stamp president in American history." But Saturday morning at his Rainbow PUSH forum, broadcast nationally on the Word Network, Jackson appears to have decided that being characterized that way isn't so bad after all. As he often does, Jackson directed (video here) the audience to repeat his words of wisdom on the subject: Say, it's an honor to be a food stamp...
  • Tempers Flare As Whitney Houston Fans Cry Foul Over Being Left Out Of Star’s Viewing (Heave Alert)

    02/18/2012 1:11:25 PM PST · by yoe · 32 replies
    CBS ^ | Feburary 17, 2012
    Whitney Houston’s family held a private viewing Friday at the Whigham Funeral Home in advance of the pop icon’s funeral this weekend. LIVE VIDEO: Click Here to watch live video of the funeral service Saturday at noon Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina, 18, appeared at the private viewing. It was the first time she saw her mother since she died.
  • Blago Gets 14 Years; Ethics Committee Must Now Act on Jesse Jackson, Jr.

    12/09/2011 11:13:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | December 9, 2011 | NLPC Staff
    Yesterday, former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison for, among other things, attempting to "sell" the US Senate seat that was once held by President Barack Obama. Blagojevich's punishment comes on the heels of the U.S. House Ethics Committee's decision to continue its investigation into Congressman Jesse Jackson's role in the same scheme. On December 2, the House Ethics Committee announced that it was continuing its investigation of Jackson for his alleged public campaign to "buy" the Senate seat in question. It is alleged by investigators that Jackson may have made unlawful use of...
  • Manufactured Racism Hurts Blacks More Than Real Racism

    11/29/2011 3:44:08 PM PST · by billflax · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/29/2011 | Bill Flax
    Race indelibly colors America’s tapestry. Caring citizens of every hue are heartbroken by persistent problems plaguing many black communities. Like every demographic, American blacks fare much better than relations still residing in Africa, but they languish in several aspects including income. While numerous obstacles hamper more widespread black affluence, one pernicious undercurrent appears particularly destructive: manufactured racism. A lucrative racial extortion racket longs to expose lingering prejudice behind every errant look or parsed word. “Leaders” like Jeremiah Wright, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton exaggerate racism en route to amassing fortunes. But peddling ideas that America is grossly bigoted or that...
  • Ann Coulter: IF NOT ROMNEY, WHO? IF NOT NOW, WHEN? (No Ann NOT Rommey!)

    11/16/2011 2:52:56 PM PST · by Syncro · 227 replies · 1+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | November 16, 2011 | Ann Coulter
    IF NOT ROMNEY, WHO? IF NOT NOW, WHEN? November 16, 2011So now, apparently, we have to go through the cycle of the media pushing Newt Gingrich. This is going to be fantastic. In addition to having an affair in the middle of Clinton's impeachment; apologizing to Jesse Jackson on behalf of J.C. Watts -- one of two black Republicans then in Congress –- for having criticized "poverty pimps," and then inviting Jackson to a State of the Union address; cutting a global warming commercial with Nancy Pelosi; supporting George Soros' candidate Dede Scozzafava in a congressional special election; appearing...
  • Jesse Jackson downtown (DC) Monday, compares Occupy to civil rights movement (& gets slapped down)

    11/07/2011 5:15:14 PM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/07/11 | Liz Farmer
    Martin Luther King's niece is peeved that the Rev. Jesse Jackson has been comparing the Occupy movement that has taken hold in major cities nationwide to the sit-ins of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and '60s. But Jackson, who visited McPherson Square 'occupy'ers Monday evening in the District obviously didn't get the memo.Jackson gave a talk and then led a prayer with a small group of about 30 protestors as the sun set Monday evening. Afterward, he told The Washington Examiner that he supported the movement because they followed the same principles as the nonviolent civil rights protestors....
  • U.S. can’t stand by while racism ravages Libya (JESSE JAGMO ALERT)

    11/08/2011 10:38:58 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 13 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 8, 2011 7:44AM | Jesse Jackson
    Before leaving the G-20 meetings in Cannes, France, President Obama joined with French President Sarkozy to pay tribute to the two countries’ alliance and celebrate the successful intervention in Libya that ended the rule of Moammar Gadhafi. “Every man and woman in uniform who participated in this effort can know that you have accomplished every objective,” Obama said. “Today, the Libyan people have liberated their country and begun to forge their own future.” Obama, who launched the Libyan mission amid widespread Republican criticism, had good reasons to greet Gadhafi’s overthrow with relief. And all hope that democracy can take root....
  • California Quarry Shooting: Two Dead, Four Wounded

    10/05/2011 8:12:18 AM PDT · by Beckett08 · 150 replies · 1+ views
    ABC ^ | 10/05/2011
    Two people are dead and four have been injured at a shooting at a quarry in northern California early this morning, officials and witnesses said. An employee arrived at meeting at Hanson Permanente quarry in Cupertino with an automatic rifle and opened fire. The shooter may still be on the loose.
  • Jesse Jackson: 'Plantation' comments insult black voters

    09/30/2011 1:59:47 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 56 replies
    Jesse Jackson: 'Plantation' comments insult black voters By: Juana Summers September 30, 2011 04:20 PM EDT Black voters have not been “brainwashed,” and suggesting as much — as Herman Cain and Pat Buchanan have recently — is demeaning and derogatory, Jesse Jackson said Friday. “Those are very strong words,” the veteran civil rights activist told POLITICO. “It’s both demeaning and insulting.” Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza and a Republican presidential candidate, on Wednesday told CNN that black voters have been “brainwashed into not being open-minded, not even considering a conservative point of view.” “I have received some of...
  • Gay Ex-Staffer Makes Lurid Claims in Sexual Harassment Suit Against Jesse Jackson

    09/21/2011 8:48:31 PM PDT · by Baynative · 28 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/21/11 | Madelin Morgernstern
    A former staffer to Rev. Jesse Jackson has filed a lawsuit against Jackson and his nonprofit Rainbow PUSH Coalition, claiming he was sexually harassed and discriminated against because he is gay. ~snip~ He claims that he was instructed to do a number of “humiliating tasks,“ including ”escort women to [Jackson's] room after work hours and clean up his room after sexual intercourse with women,” arrange a massage for Jackson, and bring Jackson Cialis from his room.
  • U.S. Congressman Wants Libya Rebels Investigated on "Crimes Against Humanity" (Jesse Jackson Junior)

    09/16/2011 7:51:22 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies ^ | September 14, 2011
    Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr., reacting to reports in The Wall Street Journal has called for an investigation by the International Criminal Court into the reported killings of Black Libyans in the city of Tawergha. .... Misurata rebels blame residents of Tawergha, which was used by the Libyan army under the government of Muammar al-Quathafi, as staging ground for the siege on Misurata. The Journal has also reported on long-historical feuds, that predate the Libyan civil war, between the "white" residents of Misurata and the predominantly Black ones of Tawergha. .... The Wall Street Journal Tuesday also reported that the Transitional...
  • Jesse Jackson Calls For DOJ To Prosecute Gov Walker For Blocking High Speed Rail Project

    09/10/2011 8:07:13 PM PDT · by Pacothecat · 33 replies
    Civil Rights Railroad: Jesse Jackson Calls For Holder’s DOJ To Prosecute Gov Walker Because He Stopped Minorities Access to Jobs When He Blocked High Speed Rail Project
  • Questions Arise Over Whether 'Flash Mob' Attacks in U.S. Cities Motivated by Race

    08/10/2011 3:44:31 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 197 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/10/2011 | fox news
    Police departments in several cities around the country are investigating what appear to be incidents of "flash mob"-generated violence, in which packs of dozens or even hundreds of youths appear seemingly out of nowhere to commit assaults, robberies and other crimes against innocent bystanders. The motive and circumstances surrounding the attacks that have resulted in numerous arrests around the country are being investigated -- and law enforcement officials in at least one city are looking into a possible racial component to the crimes. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, who recently imposed a stricter curfew in response to the city's latest attack,...
  • Autopsy: Stab wound led to death of lacrosse accuser's boyfriend (DukeLax)

    08/05/2011 10:44:15 AM PDT · by abb · 24 replies · 1+ views
    WRAL-TV ^ | August 4, 2011 | Matthew Burns
    Complications from a "gaping" stab wound led to the death of a Durham man in April, according to an autopsy report released Friday. Crystal Mangum, 32, the Durham woman who falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape in 2006, is charged with murder in the man's death. Police have said that Reginald Daye, 46,was stabbed with a kitchen knife during an April 3 argument at his apartment, at 3507 Century Oaks Drive. He died 10 days later. According to the autopsy report, the stab wound punctured Daye's left lung and tore through his diaphragm, stomach, colon, left kidney...
  • Jackson urges All-Stars to speak out against law (Rev. Jesse at it again)

    07/11/2011 5:53:25 PM PDT · by PROCON · 3 replies
    AP ^ | July 11, 2011 | RONALD BLUM
    PHOENIX (AP) - The Rev. Jesse Jackson is urging baseball's All-Stars to speak out against the Arizona immigration law, saying they should follow the example set by Jackie Robinson when he broke the game's color barrier more than a half-century ago. The sport's national spotlight returned this week to the Sonoran Desert for the first time since Luis Gonzalez's ninth-inning single off Mariano Rivera won Game 7 of the 2001 World Series for the Diamondbacks, landing the All-Stars—those who didn't drop out—in the hot debate over the law known as SB 1070.
  • 8pm Pacific Time, TIM CONWAY JR. on KFI: What the hell did Jesse Jackson say?

    05/26/2011 7:46:08 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 9 replies
    kfi ^ | 5-26-11
    Thursday nights at 8pm on KFI in Los Angeles is great fun. Tim Conway Jr. does WHAT THE HELL DID JESSE JACKSON SAY? He plays short clip of the blubbering Jackson, and callers as well as Twitter followers try to guess what Jackson said. WHAT THE HELL DID JESSE JACKSON SAY ON KFI
  • In hot water again, Dove? Soap giant accused of racism over body wash advert (THAT'S RACIST! alert)

    05/25/2011 4:24:05 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 5/25/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Soap giant Dove has landed itself in hot water after an advert for one of its products appeared to suggest it can change a user's skin colour. The promotion, for Dove VisibleCare Creme Body Wash - a £2.69 product that is available in Boots - features a 'before' and 'after' skin chart behind a black woman, possibly a Latina and a blonde - all wrapped in towels - standing beside each other. The caption reads: 'Visibly more beautiful skin from the most unexpected of places - your shower.' But critics are in a lather over the ad, accusing Dove of...
  • Gay Man Charges Jesse Jackson With Harassment and Discrimination: Most Media Mum

    05/01/2011 7:07:27 PM PDT · by Mike Bates · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/1/11 | Mike Bates
    On April 15, The Chicago Sun-Times reported on its Web site, "Jesse Jackson denies gay worker’s harassment, discrimination claims." The article began: A spokesman for the Rev. Jesse Jackson on Thursday denied a claim from a man who says he was fired from the civil rights leader’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition because he is gay.Tommy R. Bennett filed a complaint with the city of Chicago’s Commission on Human Relations last year, alleging Jackson fired him unjustly and that the civil rights leader forced him to perform “uncomfortable” tasks, including escorting various women to hotel rooms to meet Jackson for sex.The piece...
  • Books Were Once Reproduced By Hand

    04/18/2011 3:29:18 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 6 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 04-18-11 | Pino
    Staggering. No other word can be substituted. Except maybe mind numbing. But that’s two words. Often times politicians make arguments or defenses to explain away the vote or the legislation they’re crafting. They attempt to throw up a field of confusion that they hope will do just that; remove doubt surrounding their position. Much of the time it works. But sometimes, sometimes, it just doesn’t. And this is one of those times. Jesse Jackson is on the floor of the House making the case that something must be done to help the folks who don’t yet have work, have jobs....
  • Jackson Subject of Gay Harassment Complaint

    04/15/2011 7:46:32 AM PDT · by RobertClark · 11 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 04/14/2011 | BJ Lutz
    A former employee of the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. at the Rainbow Push Coalition has filed a bombshell wrongful termination and discrimination complaint against the civil rights leader with the City of Chicago's Commission on Human Rights. The complaint, filed sometime last year by Tommy R. Bennett, a regular on the Tom Joyner Radio show and member of Barack Obama's LGBT Leadership Council, includes shocking allegations about Jackson's behavior toward the openly gay staffer including an allegation that the civil rights leader propositioned him. Jackson has denied the allegations in a legal response that was filed in July 2010 and...
  • Jesse Jackson declares federal budget fight the American Civil War all over again

    04/08/2011 11:25:17 AM PDT · by Justaham · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4-8-11 | Jeff Poor
    An estimated 700,000 Americans died in the Civil War, one of the bloodiest times in our nation’s history. It’s hard to imagine anything quite measuring up in this day and age — but Jesse Jackson can. On Thursday’s “Martin Bashir” on MSNBC, Jackson, the founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, said the budget battle on the Republican side represents an effort to make the federal government “dysfunctional.” “[T]his really is a Civil War fight,” Jackson said. “This is making the federal government dysfunctional on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. These guys will support three wars. They’ll...
  • Wisconsin State Employees Union Circulating Boycott Letters

    03/30/2011 8:54:26 PM PDT · by tunedin · 27 replies
    Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel ^ | March 30, 2011 | Don Walker
    Members of Wisconsin State Employees Union, AFSCME Council 24, have begun circulating letters to businesses in southeast Wisconsin, asking them to support workers’ rights by putting up a sign in their windows. If businesses fail to comply, the letter says, “Failure to do so will leave us no choice but (to) do a public boycott of your business. And sorry, neutral means 'no' to those who work for the largest employer in the area and are union members." Jim Parrett, a field representative of Council 24 for Southeast Wisconsin, confirmed the contents of the letter, which carries his signature. But...
  • Why Spanking the Intolerant Left is Right

    03/13/2011 8:23:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | March 13, 2011 | Kevin McCullough
    The majority of things on network television appear there by design. And since it is the American left that controls most of the agenda coming out of popular culture and hence television programming, you have to ask yourself, "Who are they hoping to convince?" I'm pretty sure a lot of parents were asking themselves that question among many others as "network television's most 'family friendly' show"--Glee posed a conundrum for the father of a homosexual character on the broadcast. In a scene that left many a parent with gaping mouths hanging open, a character of this season's cast mildly scolds...
  • Only in Black America

    02/23/2011 4:34:02 AM PST · by YourAdHere · 36 replies
    The Afro ^ | February 17, 2011 | Raynard Jackson
    Last year I wrote a column about how President Obama totally disrespected Black America (during Black History Month of all times) and there was no outcry from within our community. Now, you have the same thing happening again, of course during Black History Month. This time the offender is the illustrious Washington Post (WP) newspaper. They are supposed to be one of the top newspapers in the country, so this makes their offense even more egregious. Next Wednesday, the WP will be hosting a town hall meeting in Prince George’s County, Md. For those who live outside of this area,...