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  • Will George Zimmerman kill again?

    09/14/2014 4:46:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Examiner ^ | September 13, 2014 | Chelsea Hoffman
    George Zimmerman is in the news again, and to no surprise it's not in a positive way. This Saturday news report shares that the man acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin was recently involved in a road rage incident. Lake Mary Police said that the unidentified victim called 911 before and during the incident. He said that Zimmerman pulled up to him and said "Why are you pointing a finger at me?" When the man pulled into a parking lot, Zimmerman allegedly followed him as he was calling police, but left before the cops showed up on the scene. The man...
  • Job, Resource Fair to Be Held in Ferguson Saturday

    09/13/2014 8:13:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    KMOX-AM ^ | September 12, 2014 | Carol Daniel
    FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOX) - The protests and riots in Ferguson highlighted what many already knew—residents in many North St. Louis county towns are facing unemployment, poverty and lack of educational achievement. Organizers say a job and resource fair on Saturday, Sept. 13 is designed to tackle those issues. “We’re all alarmed by the situation and events that are happening, but I’m hoping that out of that something good can come out of it, and that’s getting people jobs and getting folks back into the educational setting,” says St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley Interim President Ruby Curry. The Urban League of...
  • SC: Victims takes Robbers Gun, finds Gun was Stolen

    09/13/2014 6:14:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I have read thousands of stories of citizens fighting criminals, and usually winning, especially if they are armed.   In very rare cases, the criminal takes a weapon from an armed citizen.   It seems to be a bit more common for a citizen to take a weapon from the criminal.   It makes sense when you consider that the citizen has a lot more to lose than the criminal.  Criminals, by their actions, have shown that they have no concern for the rights of others, so a victim has reason to fear for their life.   Most citizens...
  • Brown Family Attorney Benjamin Crump Admits His Desperation…

    09/12/2014 6:33:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | September 12, 2014 | Sundance
    This letter sent to the Saint Louis Dispatch by Benjamin Crump clearly showcases the growing sense of desperation. As with almost all things from the mind of the Crump it will also backfire. Benjamin Crump should leave the thinking parts to his sidekick Daryl Parks. First the Letter:Benjamin Crump is not the sharpest tack in the tool shed. You see, in the mind of the Crump the judge blocking the release of the Juvenile criminal records of Mike Brown equates to the non-existence of the records; ergo in Crump’s mind there is no risk of criminal conduct being exposed. BIG...
  • Fracking dollars help save a sports icon in fracking-free New York (NFL's Buffalo Bills)

    09/12/2014 1:37:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Barrel ^ | September 12, 2014 | John Kingston
    Another chapter in the never-ending love/hate relationship between New York and fracking. The former has banned the latter, as we’re sure you know. First, let’s go back to 2010. East Resources, which is a privately held independent oil and gas company operating in the Marcellus, among other areas, sells a vast amount of acreage in the Marcellus and other areas to Royal Dutch Shell for $4.7 billion. Then go back to earlier this year. Ralph Wilson, the only man who ever owned the Buffalo Bills, dies in March. So his heirs put the Bills–who haven’t made the NFL playoffs since...
  • Irvine (CA) lawyer jailed after drug-planting conviction

    09/11/2014 7:23:23 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 14 replies
    OC Register ^ | September 11, 2014 | Eric Hartley
    SANTA ANA – Irvine attorney Kent Easter walked out of a courtroom in handcuffs Thursday, a day after he was convicted of conspiring with his wife to frame a school volunteer by planting drugs in her car. A judge had given Easter, 40, less than 24 hours after Wednesday’s jury verdict to arrange for care of his three children. On Thursday, Easter’s attorney asked the judge to let him remain free on bail for several weeks until sentencing. But Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals refused, saying the seriousness of the crime warranted him being jailed – especially because Easter is...
  • Chicago Gets to Work for LGBTQ Youth (Now I've seen it all)

    09/11/2014 3:33:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Curve Magazine ^ | September 10, 2014 | Melanie Barker
    Help is at hand for job-seeking queer and trans youth.Roll up your sleeves, queer youth of Chicago, and get ready to connect and get skilled! On Wed., Oct. 22, 2014, noon-4 p.m. at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, the Work! Chicago LGBTQ Youth Job Fair welcomes members of the community, with a special focus on LGBTQ youth and the transgender community.The fair is sponsored by Windy City Times, Chicago House TransWorks, TransTech and the Center on Halsted. This job fair is a follow-up event to the Windy City Times LGBTQ Homeless Youth Summit held in May, in which...
  • Kent Black Action Commission plans No Ferguson in Kent rally, march on Sept. 16 (Washington State)

    09/11/2014 3:09:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Kent Reporter ^ | September 11, 2014 | Steve Hunter, Kent Reporter Courts, government reporter
    The Kent Black Action Commission (KBAC) plans a No Ferguson in Kent rally and march on Tuesday evening, Sept. 16 from the Maleng Regional Justice Center to City Hall. The ongoing events in Ferguson, Missouri surrounding the shooting death of Michael Brown have caused the KBAC to take pause and reflect on the likelihood of a similar incident taking place in Kent, according to a KBAC press release. "Although we all agree that community relations in Kent are a long way from being a Ferguson, we feel that we should take this opportunity to start the process of having the...
  • Fashion hub raids target cartel money laundering

    09/11/2014 5:25:25 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    Merced Sun -Star ^ | September 10, 2014 | AMY TAXIN/Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES — Federal authorities arrested nine people and seized about $90 million Wednesday in raids in the fashion district of Los Angeles, marking an unprecedented crackdown on Mexican cartels' increasing reliance on international trade to launder money from drug sales in the United States. About 1,000 law enforcement officers fanned out across the city's downtown to search dozens of businesses suspected of taking bulk cash funneled by drug cartels for clothing exported to Mexico. The raids came after three separate federal indictments in the biggest investigation to date into trade-based drug money laundering, said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for...
  • Students respond to Ferguson shooting (UMass)

    09/10/2014 11:47:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Massachusetts Daily Collegian ^ | September 11, 2014 | Marie MacCune and Catherine Ferris
    Students at the rally pose to reflect their anti-police brutality slogan, ‘hands up, don’t shoot’. Students of all races gathered around the Student Union in solidarity Wednesday against police brutality and racism in reaction to the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri last month. Together Josh Odam, Christopher Young and Danielle Laroque organized the event. Odam a sophomore studying political science and legal studies said, “This rally is something that hits home for me because it could have been me, or my brother or my cousin. I don’t want to go to any more funerals with black...
  • Report: Golf courses nixed President Obama

    09/10/2014 2:12:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 10, 2014 | Kendall Breitman
    Some of New York’s most exclusive golf clubs would not let President Barack Obama play over Labor Day weekend, according to a report. The Trump National Golf Club, Winged Foot and Willow Ridge rejected requests to let Obama tee off, which may have required the clubs to close their doors to regular members, WNBC reported. White House staffers allegedly gave just a day or two of notice to golf courses in the area where the president was scheduled to stay on Friday evening after attending fundraising events in New York and Rhode Island. Representatives of all three golf courses declined...
  • Elite 'Supervillains' Chime In On Scottish Independence Debate

    09/10/2014 12:38:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Huffington Post UK ^ | September 9, 2014 | Paul Vale
    Global "supervillain" Henry Kissinger has spoken out on the Scottish independence debate, telling Prospect Magazine that "anything that makes Britain smaller I do not welcome". Yet the former US Secretary of State is not the only nefarious character to offer council on the issue of ScotlandÂ’s proposed breakaway from the UK. Some of the globeÂ’s most "black hated" antagonists have ruminated on the delicate matter of the British Union, with support falling on both sides of the fence. Here are 7 of the world's elite "supervillains" that have also chimed in on the referendum: Rupert Murdoch: When not denying man...
  • More and More US Churches Offer Immigrants Sanctuary

    09/09/2014 8:56:06 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    THE MIAMI HERALD ^ | September 9, 2014 | AP
    <p>TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — On her 27th day of living in a tiny room at a Tucson church known for pioneering the popular immigrant sanctuary movement in the 1980s, Rosa Robles Loreto swept a courtyard, prayed with a group of parishioners and greeted her uniformed son fresh off his baseball practice.</p>
  • Yes Holy Father, Jesus walks with sinners but He asks us to sin no more...

    09/09/2014 7:56:30 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 21 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | September 9, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Pope Francis has just reminded us that, "God 'walks with the righteous and the sinners.' He walks 'with everyone, to arrive at that encounter, the final encounter of man with Him.'" (See here). Once again, it is what Pope Francis does not say that is troubling. Yes the weeds continue to grow among the wheat until Jesus returns. Yes, we are all sinners. But the notion that I can live as I wish, committing one sin after another, and that this is somehow "okay" because Jesus "walks with me" is erroneous. It is presumption. The Catechism of the Catholic Church...
  • News of Chicago’s St Sabina stiffing workers for $200,000 finds its way down the memory hole

    09/08/2014 10:32:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/8/14 | Doug Book
    On September 2nd, Chicago’s WGN carried a news story entitled “Chicago Summer Job Employees say they have not been paid.” Several hundred people who signed up for the city’s summer jobs program “One Summer Chicago” did not receive the paycheck they were expecting on August 29th. But don’t bother looking for this story on the web today unless you are familiar with “webcache,” for the entire piece has been erased and chucked down the familiar memory hole. Why? It could have something to do with who owes these summer jobs workers the money! That would be the St Sabina Catholic...
  • The Generosity Of Gander

    09/08/2014 8:26:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/08/14 | Jimmy Reed
    The population of Gander —10,400 at the time — turned out en masse to care for 10,500 stranded travelers. On September 11, 2001, Delta Flight 15 received a terse directive: “All airways over the Continental United States are closed to commercial air traffic. Land ASAP at the nearest airport. Advise your destination.” Far out over the Atlantic on a flight from Germany to America, the captain adjusted his heading to land at Gander, Newfoundland. Those aboard noticed that the airport was cluttered with commercial aircraft, and knew something was terribly wrong. Once on the ground, the captain told them that...
  • Gasoline Prices in Delaware Averaging $1.71

    09/07/2014 11:17:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP)- Gasoline prices in Delaware continue to plummet as the price of crude oil has fallen nearly 70 percent from its mid-summer high. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price for a gallon of regular in Delaware is $1.71....
  • Protesters march in Des Moines for 'Ferguson Solidarity March'

    09/07/2014 1:12:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    KCCI-TV ^ | September 6, 2014 | Steffi Lee
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)DES MOINES, Iowa —Protesters marched from the Iowa State Capitol to the Polk County Courthouse Saturday afternoon as part of the "Ferguson Solidarity March." “Ferguson’s problems are our problems,” one protester said. Organizers of the protest said they need to send a message about police and racial problems, especially since they believe what happened in Ferguson can also happen in Des Moines. “I think it’s that persistence is key right now because here in Des Moines, we’re not accustomed to seeing things like this happen, “organizer Kaija Carter said. Protesters even added what they call a "die-in" to illustrate what...
  • California man whose dog was killed by cops faces up to five years in prison

    09/06/2014 9:54:58 PM PDT · by SirPeredur · 50 replies
    Russia Today ^ | Published time: August 14, 2013 15:59
    The California owner of a Rottweiler that was fatally shot by police has been charged with multiple felony counts on Tuesday, including one charge of intimidating a witness. He is currently being held on $310,000 bail and faces up to five years in prison if convicted of the six felony counts and one misdemeanor he is charged with. Leon Cordell Rosby, a 52-year-old man from Hawthorne, Calif., was walking his dog “Max” while watching a police response to a robbery on June 30. The California man had loud music playing from his car and was videotaping the showdown with his...
  • WI:Armed Citizen Stops Crime Spree

    09/06/2014 12:51:22 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In and example of armed citizen stopping crime, a 30 year old West Allis man defended himself and others against an attempted armed robbery by a group of four.  He shot and killed one of the suspects, a known gang member with a long criminal history at the age of 15. The police or prosecutor have not said that the armed citizen had a concealed carry permit.   it seems likely, as he was not charged or arrested, at least not yet.  Perhaps he was openly armed, which does not require a permit.  Police have arrested five more people that...
  • FL:Criminal Offers to "Mow Lawn" if let go

    09/06/2014 4:43:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    When dealing with criminals, it is important to know that they cannot be trusted.  They lie.  If you are holding them at gunpoint, they are likely to tell you anything that they think will be to their advantage.   You might hear a sob story to the effect that they needed money for their children's shoes, or that this is the "first time" this ever happened.   An interesting example just occurred in Florida, where a burglary suspect offered to mow his victim's lawn.  From myfoxtampabay.com: Cihak saw Remley digging through his living room and then fired two shots after he...
  • Police racism rages (Anecdotes substitute for facts)

    09/06/2014 1:31:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Guilfordian ^ | September 5, 2014 | Nicole Zelniker, Staff Writer
    You walk down the street, your whole life ahead of you, until a police car comes up behind you. Some will claim that you continued walking, others that you attempted to draw a gun. Either way, your life ends when that officer shoots you to death. For those of you who don’t know, Mike Brown, an African-American teenager from Ferguson, Missouri, died at the hands of a local police officer on Aug. 9. Unfortunately, racially charged incidents like this can and do happen even in Greensboro. “A Vietnamese woman (was) shot here,” said Director of the Bonner Center for Community...
  • Refugees in U.S. state drawn to welfare, jihad

    09/05/2014 8:03:12 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies
    WDN ^ | Sept 5 ,2014 | LEO HOHMANN
    Over the course of two decades, the federal government’s Refugee Resettlement Program has forcibly infused the Minneapolis-St. Paul area of Minnesota with a large dose of Somali culture, and the transition has not always been smooth. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., told WND that while many of the Somali transplants have been hard-working citizens, the experiment has been costly for her state. And too many Somalis remain dependent on public assistance. “We have the largest population of Somalis in the United States, and Somalia is a failed state. It is based on piracy for ransom and fraud,” Bachmann said. “It is...
  • Looting is Bad, and So is Your Opinion About Looting: a Twitter Adventure (Barf alert)

    09/05/2014 7:04:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Blue Nation Review ^ | August 12, 2014 | Jesse Berney
    In the wake of the brutal slaying of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri, locals protested and were faced with law enforcement armed with military-grade weaponry. The night turned chaotic, and protesters looted and then burned at least one store, a local QuikTrip. The video below went viral quickly.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)It wasn’t a great moment for the protesters. The condemnations poured in quickly. After a moment’s thought, I posted this to twitter. Jesse Berney @jesseberney Are you a white person thinking about tsk-tsking the #Ferguson protesters over looting? May I suggest a healthy serving of can u not 10:16 PM -...
  • arn: illegal immigrant charged in hit and run death of rockford youth

    09/05/2014 3:10:49 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    Illinois Review - TypePad ^ | SEPTEMBER 05, 2014 | Ulysses Arn
    n March of this year, 17 year old Emilio Perez ran out of gas on Interstate 88 near Joslin, Illinois. As he was walking to the exit ramp Emilio was struck and killed by a hit and run driver. On Thursday, 41 year old Maria E. Romero of Rockford was arraigned in Rock Island county on felony charges related to the death of Emilio Perez. Friday afternoon the Rock Island states attorney’s office confirmed to USofArn.com that Maria Romero is an illegal immigrant and that Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed a detainer order against her, meaning that she cannot...
  • Marching to the ballot box

    09/04/2014 3:12:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Daytona Times - East Central Florida's Black Voice ^ | September 4, 2014 | Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., Interim President and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Assoc.
    It is inaccurate for newscasters to say, “In the aftermath of the recent racial turmoil in Ferguson, Mo., calm and peace has now been restored.” Peace is not the absence of violence, war, inhumanity or oppression. Peace is the presence of equality, empowerment and justice. The truth is that across the United States of America, in the wake of the tragic murder of unarmed 18-year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, there are still raised emotions, traumatic stress, and serious racial disparities. Because of the murders of Trayvon Martin, Eric Gardner, Michael Brown and many others, Black America continues to endure...
  • Mesa man seeks sanctuary at University Presbyterian Church Community calls for DHS

    09/04/2014 11:39:36 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    phoenixrestorationproject.wordpress.com ^ | SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 | PHOENIXRESTORATIONPROJECT
    Tempe, AZ: Luis has been in deportation proceedings as a result of a minor traffic incident. On July 7, 2014, his attorney submitted a request for a stay of removal to keep Luis in the United States with his wife and children, but that request has been denied by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), despite matching the agency’s own “low priority” criteria for removal. He now lives under the threat of immediate deportation. At a press conference at 9:30am, Rev. Eric O. Ledermann will discuss his congregation’s call to stand with and support the Lopez-Acabal family so that they may...
  • LA Restaurants Enact 3% Surcharge For Healthcare Costs

    09/04/2014 1:15:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | September 3, 2014 | Paul Bois
    On Tuesday, LA Weekly reported that several upscale restaurants in the City of Angels will be adding a 3 percent surcharge to cover their employees' healthcare costs, a trend that has been gaining steam since the Affordable Care Act launched nearly one year ago. Beginning on September 1, restaurants Lucques, Tavern, A.O.C, and a few offshoots all added a 3 percent surcharge to customers' checks, explicitly stating in a press release their decisions hinged on covering employee healthcare costs. Lucques Group, Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, owners of the restaurants, also named several other restaurant groups that will be duplicating...
  • Kansas City Public School Sent ‘Threatening’ Letter To Homeschool Family

    09/03/2014 9:40:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 3, 2014 | Maria Santos
    When a Kansas City family pulled their son out of a public elementary school to homeschool him, the local school referred them to the district attorney’s office for truancy. A homeschool advocacy organization intervened, and the school was forced to back down and apologize. In Kansas, as in several other states, families must register their homes as “private schools” to homeschool their children. The family followed the law exactly, naming and registering their school and notifying their son’s elementary school in February that he would be withdrawing. But a few months later, in May, the school sent the family a...
  • The real enemy within (Pat Condell video)

    09/03/2014 9:29:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 9-3-2014 | Pat Condell
    If your 11-year-old daughter is regularly raped by organized gangs of Pakistani Muslim men should you be concerned? Well, if you live in Rotherham, England, yes, you should be very concerned about being a racist. Not only that, if you find the house where your daughter is being raped and you go there and try to remove her the police will be called and you will be arrested. This is how we roll in multicultural England, a green and pleasant land of tolerance, diversity and Pakistani Muslim child-rape gangs. Haven't we done well? The stubborn refusal of the authorities in...
  • Will the 2012 bribery scandal torpedo Rand Paul’s 2016 hopes?

    09/03/2014 5:09:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 3, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    The bribery scandal surrounding former Rep. Ron Paul’s (R-Texas) 2012 presidential bid is threatening to damage his son’s 2016 White House prospects. The saga took down Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) likely campaign manager, Jesse Benton, who was running Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) reelection bid. And the implications of wrongdoing two years ago could still further trickle down and hobble the younger Paul’s developing presidential campaign apparatus. Benton, a longtime aide to both Pauls, resigned Friday from the GOP Senate leader’s campaign amid controversy sparked by former Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson’s admission in court that he accepted tens...
  • With Normalcy in Ferguson Comes Impatience

    09/03/2014 12:39:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Black Entertainment Televison News ^ | September 2, 2014 | Jonathan P. Hicks
    Many people in Ferguson are not satisfied by the fact that things have calmed down and want to see Darren Wilson charged as soon as possible.It has been more than a week now since Michael Brown, the unarmed Black teenager in the St. Louis area, was laid to rest. Since then, life in Ferguson has largely returned to a relative normalcy. School has resumed, people are returning to their jobs and the media coverage has diminished dramatically as the world shifts its focus to places like Iraq and Syria. But there is nonetheless a sense of restlessness among many in...
  • 'Lesbian Bridezillas' Town Considers Law to Punish Shop Owners' Refusal to do Business (PA)

    09/02/2014 9:32:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 2, 2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    In the wake of a media firestorm raging against the Christian owners of a bridal shop who refused to supply wedding dresses for lesbian brides, the town of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania is debating a possible law on whether shop owners have a right to refuse business to customers. Breitbart News reported last month that when Victoria and Thomas Miller, owners of the W.W. Bridal Boutique in Bloomsburg refused to provide wedding dresses to lesbian brides because of their religious beliefs, they were bullied on social media and their website had been hacked to suggest their store had closed under pressure from...
  • 'Things in Ferguson Are Going to Change — For Real'

    09/02/2014 9:01:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Vice News ^ | September 2, 2014 | Danny Gold
    When Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, was gunned down in Florida in 2012, Quinten Baker and Stevon Statom knew it was only a matter of time before something similar happened in St. Louis. And they knew the uproar it would cause. "I feel like it was supposed to happen, because all of this stuff has been going on in this city for so long," said 19-year-old Baker, who grew up in St. Louis County and was out protesting in Ferguson. "Now that this happened, everyone is standing up. We've had enough of it." More telling is what they expected...
  • City pledges to provide health care for unaccompanied immigrant children

    09/02/2014 5:41:45 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | September 2, 2014 | CHRIS ROBERTS
    San Francisco is providing health care as well as education for the unaccompanied immigrant children seeking refuge in the United States. Since last year, more than 47,000 minors have crossed the border into the country unescorted by adults. As many as 500 youth refugees from conflicts in Central America are expected to arrive in San Francisco by the end of the year, the Department of Public Health estimates. And The City is solidly committed to providing them health care via San Francisco's public options, according to a resolution The City's Health Commission is expected to pass today. Under the Healthcare...
  • Ma$e Gets 'Politically Incorrect' About Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin Killing (Rapper/Preacher)

    09/02/2014 2:32:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | September 2, 2014 | Christine Thomasos
    Rapper and Pastor Ma$e. Mason Betha, the founder of El Elyon International Church and Mason Betha Ministries, recently released a song about his frustrations with racial affairs in the United States titled "Politically Incorrect." Betha, 39, has reportedly stopped pastoring his church to focus on the release of his music. While his previous song releases seemed fit for partying, his latest effort seems to be inspired by the Ferguson, Missouri black teenager Mike Brown who was killed by a police officer last month. Betha, known in the hip-hop world as Ma$e, has raised some eyebrows in and out of the...
  • 11-year-old to be expelled for bringing a virtual gun to a virtual school?

    09/02/2014 10:12:19 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    Badger Pundit ^ | 9-2-2014 | Badger Pundit
    Meet Melissa A. Horn. She’s the 40-year-old Wisconsin school principal who’s currently bullying an 11-year-old boy over a tiny picture of a gun and an American flag on the computer he uses only at home.The boy, Matthew, is “attending” — through distance learning, via computer — Wisconsin Virtual Learning, a 4K-12K virtual school run as an online pubic charter school by the Northern Ozaukee School District.Horn is its principal and executive director. For more on Horn, consult her LinkedIn page and her “Executive Director’s Message” in which she speaks about how, at Wisconsin Virtual Learning, “we pride ourselves in being...
  • VIDEO: Zimmerman acquitted because Trayvon Martin was black, says US attorney

    09/01/2014 10:42:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Jamaica Observer ^ | September 1, 2014
    KINGSTON, Jamaica — US attorney Jasmine Rand said that Trayvon Martin’s accused killer George Zimmerman was acquitted because the victim was black. Speaking at press conference in Kingston on Monday, Rand, who represented the interests of Martin’s relatives in the case, said Zimmerman was set free because of where the incident happened. “Trayvon Martin was shot because he was black. Zimmerman got away because he (Martin) was black. I think the case was lost because the jury selection was not done properly and the area where the trial took place,” Rand said. The law professor is in Jamaica to...
  • ID: Twin Falls Repeals Illegal Gun Ordinance

    09/01/2014 3:37:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Idaho, as with most states, has a preemption statute that guarantees uniform gun laws across the state.  The laws have proven to be popular in the United States.  All states have some form of preemption.   In New York, courts have ruled that the State handgun licensing law preempts local ordinances.  The laws vary in their application by state.  In the case of Twin Falls, an old ordinance prohibited the carrying of guns in county parks.  This was in violation of state law.  The County board understood the violation, and voted unanimously to repeal the offending language. From magicvalley.com: Commissioner...
  • Hate Crime Suspect Blames Friends For "Anti-White" Central Park Attacks

    09/01/2014 11:59:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Gothamist ^ | Sep 1, 2014 | Ben Yakas
    Yesterday, a man was arrested and charged with hate crimes for "anti-white" attacks in Central Park last week. Suspect Edward Fall, 20, was charged in two incidents in which he and a group of people allegedly shot pellet guns at white joggers in the park. Fall gave up two of his fellow attackers to police, and blamed them for shooting people—and he also claims that they took bets on hitting targets. Fall told police that his buddies 21-year-old Antwan Ross and another friend he called "Hollywood," were responsible for shooting people in Central Park on August 17th and August 18th....
  • How Does Wilson Fire Six Shots, While Getting Beaten, Without Gunshot Residue on Michael Brown?

    09/01/2014 8:44:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 1, 2014 | H. A. Goodman
    Darren Wilson might eventually be exonerated for the death of Michael Brown and there's a chance he indeed acted appropriately, at least in terms of self-defense, that fateful day. The law protects him, but it also allows the family of Michael Brown to inquire as to how their unarmed son was killed while walking in the street. Shoplifting cigars from a convenience store does not deserve the electric chair and Wilson never knew of the alleged theft. According to The Wall Street Journal, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson "said the officer stopped Mr. Brown because he was walking in the...
  • Libs go stupid as NFL’s Rams cut openly gay Michael Sam

    08/31/2014 9:47:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | August 31, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    It was inevitable. Rookie Michael Sam, heralded as the first openly gay player in the National Football League, was released Saturday by the St. Louis Rams, prompting the liberal blog Mother Jones to run what amounted to a photo of the player, along with a provocative, almost juvenile headline. The post, “Michael Sam, Who Is Better At Football Than You Will Ever Be At Anything, Has Been Cut By the Rams,” offered no perspective whatsoever. In fact, other than the headline, there were no words. When Sam was first drafted, it was clear that if he were to eventually be...
  • CO: Castle Rock Approves Open Carry, Curtails Town Manager Power

    08/31/2014 6:09:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Castle Rock, Colorado sits on the urban corridor from Denver to Colorado Springs.  It is primarily a bedroom community to Denver that has had explosive growth in the last 30 years, form 3,921 in 1980 to 51,348 in 2012. In 2003 the Town Council gave the Town Manager, who is appointed by the Council, the authority to ban the open carry of firearms on town property.  In  2014, the Council voted to remove that authority.    The current Town Manager, Mark Stevens, had prohibited open carry on Town property.  What resulted were two initiatives; one to approve of the action...
  • Nipsey Hussle Arrested For Getting Involved in Another’s Arrest

    08/31/2014 2:24:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Las Vegas Guardian Liberty Voice ^ | August 31, 2014 | Rebecca Grace
    Rapper Nipsey Hussle has been arrested for interfering in the arrest of a man authorities were after for violating his probation. The incident occurred on the night of Friday, August 29th. Police responded to a report that a man had violated his probation and was currently located in a clothing store in downtown Los Angeles. Upon searching the store for the alleged parole violator, they came across Hussle, who committed an undisclosed action that authorities viewed as obstructing an officer which subsequently resulted in his arrest. He was released shortly after his arrest after posting bail in the amount...
  • Arrested Legal Observer: Ferguson a ‘Pilot Program’ for When Communities Respond to Police Brutality

    08/30/2014 11:30:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Firedoglake ^ | August 30, 2014 | Kevin Gosztola
    The National Lawyers Guild had legal observers on the ground in Ferguson to monitor protests against the killing of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, by a Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. They were also present to help with jail support for community residents. But, while working, four of the NLG’s observers fell victim to the police occupation they were trying to help Ferguson fight and were arrested. As Dennis Black, one of the legal observers arrested, commented, “Ferguson is a pilot program of what’s to come when communities respond to police brutality.” He and others had traveled from Detroit to...
  • Constituents To Rep.Adam Kinzinger: No Amnesty And Secure The Border

    08/30/2014 7:29:04 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 6 replies
    usofarn blog ^ | August 30 2014 | usofarn.com
    Residents of Illinois’ 16th congressional district have a message for Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger, stop supporting amnesty and work to secure the border. That was the overwhelming thought behind Saturday’s immigration town hall meeting at the Ottawa American Legion hall. Before the start of the August recess Kinzinger was one of eleven GOP lawmakers to vote against a bill put forth by Tennessee congresswoman Marsha Blackburn and Texas Senator Ted Cruz that seeks to block President Obama from expanding his deferred deportation program, known as DACA, or from instituting any additional amnesty via executive order. That bill along with another...
  • An Eyewitness Account of Violence in Ferguson, Mo.

    08/30/2014 6:41:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Black Voice News ^ | August 29, 2014 | Jazelle Hunt
    At noon on Saturday, August 9, Michael Brown, 18, and his friend, Dorian Johnson, crossed paths with Ferguson, Mo. Police Officer, Darren Wilson. By 12:04 p.m., Wilson had fatally shot Brown six times. His body was left out for hours as other officers responded to the scene. The next evening, his family and community gathered at the site of his death for a vigil in his honor. After a while, they decided to march down West Florissant Ave. to a QuikTrip gas station/convenience store. After that, the details of what is happening in Ferguson become murky, depending on the source....
  • UT: Scofflaw City Agrees to Follow Gun Law

    08/30/2014 6:35:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Utah municipality of Sandy City has agreed to stop violating state law.   The city had passed ordinances that were  clearly in violation of state law.    Nearly all states control what power is granted to cities.   State power is granted by the Constitution, and constrained by it, as is federal power. Most states have reserved the power to regulate guns to the state level, so that there will be uniform gun laws throughout the state.   Utah is one of the vast majority of states that have a preemption law that does this. The Second Amendment Foundation has been looking...
  • Ferguson turns protest into political power

    08/30/2014 4:54:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    MSNBC ^ | August 30, 2014 | Trymaine Lee
    FERGUSON, Missouri — Before Michael Brown’s death, all Taurean Russell wanted was to finish college, teach history and coach high school football. But that changed August 9, when photos of Brown’s lifeless body, shot by a cop and left sprawled in the street, kept appearing on social media. “I saw a dead body on my timeline. It kept appearing hour after hour and somebody said ‘I hope somebody gets up and does something about it,” said Russell, 30. “Then I heard his mother on TV say, ‘Why did they kill my son.’” Those words triggered something in Russell. He rallied...
  • 'Yes means yes' standard for sexual encounters in California schools

    08/29/2014 8:32:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 29, 2014 | Rick Moran
    Boy, am I glad I'm not in college anymore California has become the first state to adopt a "yes means yes" standard for sexual encounters. The law "would require 'affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement' by each party to engage in sexual activity." And not just at the outset of the tryst, as this article in the Washington Post explains: