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  • ‘I Was Not Going to Cower,’ Says Homeowner Who Fatally Shot Unarmed Teen

    08/06/2014 1:08:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | August 5, 2014 | Caroline Bankoff
    In November 2013, 54-year-old Theodore Wafer was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, and possession of a firearm for fatally shooting 19-year-old Renisha McBride on the front porch of his suburban Detroit home. McBride, who had been drinking heavily and smoking pot that night, wound up at Wafer's door after wandering away from the scene of a late-night car accident several hours before. (Witnesses said she appeared "disoriented.") Prosecutors and McBride's family say she was clearly looking for help. Wafer said that he acted in self-defense, having taken the noise McBride was making outside for a sign that someone was trying...
  • Homeowner who shot dead drunk and disorientated car crash victim...WILL stand trial for murder

    12/20/2013 5:07:52 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 39 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | December 20, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Judge David Turfe said Detroit-area man, Theodore Wafer, made a 'bad choice' when he shot dead Renisha McBride through the screen of his front door in the early hours of November 2 Wafer, said he feared for his life and acted in self-defense but the judge rejected this argument Thursday He will now stand trial for second-degree murder and manslaughter .... Victim's family cried in court as the ruling was announced Wafer, 54, called 911 around 4:30 a.m. and said he had shot someone who was banging on his door Three hours earlier, McBride had crashed her car into a...
  • Bang! Editor fired after publishing gun-owner map

    08/08/2013 11:04:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 08/08/2013
    The editor of the New York newspaper that created a furor by publishing the names and addresses of gun-permit owners suddenly is out of a job. According to the Rockland Times, a competitor to the Gannett-owned Rockland County Journal News, editor Caryn McBride is among the casualties of a recent purge at the Journal News. The report said 17 journalists were among a total of 26 staff members at the Journal News who were let go. It was the Journal News that in 2012 published the names and addresses of all gun owners in Westchester and Rockland counties under the...
  • Phoenix nun excommunicated over abortion decision speaks out (honored by CTA)

    11/07/2011 10:44:21 AM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | November 5, 2011
    PHOENIX — The hospital official who was excommunicated from the Catholic Church last year is speaking out for the first time.Sister Margaret McBride, who was targeted by Bishop Thomas Olmsted for her role in a lifesaving medical procedure that the bishop deemed an abortion, will be honored this weekend by Call to Action, a national group that supports a married priesthood, women priests, gay marriage and other positions that the church opposes.“Call To Action recognizes Sister Margaret’s careful work with a complex issue, her courage in a time of censorship and public pressure, and her witness to the need to...
  • UK: Top Aide to Gordon Brown forced to quit over 'sex smear scandal'

    04/19/2009 4:44:21 AM PDT · by zaphod3000 · 9 replies · 718+ views
    The Observer ^ | Apr 11, 2009 | Gaby Hinsliff
    Gordon Brown is today engulfed in crisis after a key aide resigned and the Tories threatened legal action over explosive leaked emails discussing how to smear senior Conservatives, including David Cameron's wife, Samantha, with rumours about their private lives. Damian McBride, one of the prime minister's closest advisers, quit over his exchange with the Labour blogger Derek Draper, in which the two discussed setting up a website to air scurrilous allegations about opponents, including unfounded allegations about affairs between leading opposition MPs. The idea was still being actively discussed until a fortnight ago, the Observer has learned. ..... Among the...
  • Judge allows civil suit over co-worker's perfume

    11/28/2008 3:50:26 PM PST · by Oyarsa · 187 replies · 2,692+ views ^ | 11/27/08
    DETROIT—A federal judge says a Detroit city employee can proceed with a civil suit claiming she couldn't work because of a co-worker's strong perfume. The Detroit News says U.S. District Judge Lawrence Zatkoff determined Susan McBride has a potential claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The city is asking to have the suit dismissed. McBride says she's severely sensitive to perfumes and other cosmetics. She says the perfume worn by a co-worker in the city's Planning Department made it difficult for her to breathe. She says the co-worker also used a plugged in room deodorizer. The suit says the...
  • Florida Primary auto dialling Hell!!Vanity

    09/04/2006 5:55:10 PM PDT · by Dutchgirl · 31 replies · 577+ views
    Political automated phone calls are the most cost-effective way to reach your constituents. The cost is minimal compared to other media, and the effectiveness is unsurpassed. Automated calling will allow your campaign to target your message to your constituents, give them valuable information, and help you capture valuable data to win your election. Also, unlike other media, you will be able to reach your constituents exactly at the time of day of your choosing. You can place your calls in the middle of the day to target answering
  • Will McBride: 'in striking distance' (Florida GOP Senate Primary)

    09/04/2006 7:18:27 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 48 replies · 974+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 9-2-06 | Anita Kuman
    WEST PALM BEACH — A few weeks ago, on the last day that candidates could get their names removed from the ballot, U.S. Senate candidate Will McBride called two opponents, urging them to get out of the race. McBride, 34, an Orlando lawyer, said he could beat front-runner Katherine Harris in Tuesday’s GOP primary in a two-way race. His rivals refused to quit, but McBride still thinks he has the best shot at defeating Harris, a congresswoman from the Sarasota area whose campaign has encountered a series of problems. “It’s been a response that I’ve just been like 'Wow’ and...
  • Too divisive Our position: Harris is not who Republicans need. McBride is

    08/27/2006 10:24:28 AM PDT · by FloridianBushFan · 20 replies · 512+ views
    orlando sentinel ^ | August 27, 2006 | EDITORIAL
    Snip... Of the three Republican candidates who belatedly jumped into the race to challenge Ms. Harris, Windermere lawyer Will McBride is the best choice to represent his party. Mr. McBride also takes conservative positions on most issues. But he has shown admirable independence in calling for a more balanced approach to immigration reform than the security-only plan that Ms. Harris voted for in the U.S. House. He is proudly touting his Hispanic heritage in his campaign. Mr. McBride's declared commitment to ethics and lobbying reform also is welcome, given the ethical questions swirling around Ms. Harris. And he recognizes the...
  • National Right to Life Endorses Will McBride (Florida Senate Race).

    08/24/2006 10:08:40 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 57 replies · 961+ views
    The National Right to Life Committee PAC announced today its endorsement of Will McBride for the U.S. Senate. In a letter from David O’ Steen, Executive Director, and Karen Cross, Political Director, National Right to Life wrote to McBride “The endorsement reflects your commitment to renewing a culture of life, not only in Florida, but throughout the nation. We look forward to working with you in the Senate to restore legal protection for innocent life”. Commenting on the news, Will McBride said, “It is extremely gratifying for me to have been endorsed by National Right to Life. I have been...
  • "Cannibal" : New Spanglish Comedy Musical about Florida's '06 Republican Primary!

    08/19/2006 10:05:04 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 3 replies · 258+ views
    08/19/06 | Recovering_Democrat
    Come to Free Republic and SEE!"Cannibal", featuring a bunch of angry FREEPers, eating each other alive over who gets to run against former goofball "Astro-NAUGHT" Bill Nelson! SEE!Bill Nelson and his sorry Michael-Moore-supporting ARSE laugh his way to re-election as conservatives ignore the issues and argue over whether someone is entitled to run for the Senate! Bill Nelson gives "Cannibal" a BIG THUMBS UP!"Cannibal" is almost as good as Fahren-Fraud 9-11!"--Bill Nelson
  • Backing Harris? Her list shortens.

    08/17/2006 7:22:38 AM PDT · by FloridianBushFan · 195 replies · 2,233+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | August 17, 2006 | ANITA KUMAR
    In the U.S. Senate primary, Rep. Katherine Harris has been touting key political endorsements from fellow Republican lawmakers. The problem is, some of them never endorsed her. Several members of the U.S. House called the Harris campaign to complain Wednesday after the St. Petersburg Times notified them of the endorsements listed on Harris' Web site. Minutes later, their names were removed. The list of politicians whose names came down includes Reps. Ginny Brown-Waite of Brooksville, Cliff Stearns of Ocala, Mark Foley of West Palm Beach and Jeff Miller of the Panhandle. "The congressman has not made an endorsement in the...
  • McBride wants Harris apology

    08/12/2006 6:40:34 AM PDT · by aynrandfreak · 39 replies · 1,150+ views
    St Petersburg Times ^ | 8/12/06 | Anita Kumar
    U.S. Senate candidate Will McBride demanded an apology from Republican rival Katherine Harris Friday after learning that the person who asked him a racially charged question at a debate works for Harris. Jackie Brownhill, identified as a co-chairwoman for the Harris campaign in the Tampa Bay area, asked McBride why he changed his name from Rodriguez in front of a crowd last week at a Pinellas County Republican club forum. McBride, who has grandmothers from Mexico and the Dominican Republic, denied he had changed his name. It "is more compelling proof that Ms. Harris should apologize clearly and sincerely for...
  • McBride Beats Harris & Nelson (Winter Haven, Fl COC Hob Nob)

    08/11/2006 3:06:06 PM PDT · by FloridianBushFan · 11 replies · 692+ views
    In the latest pre-primary straw poll, Will McBride beat Katherine Harris, his primary opponent for the Republican nomination, and incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson. The outcome of the ballots cast at the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce Hob Nob was 72 votes for McBride and 51 for both Harris and Nelson. Two other candidates for the GOP nomination, LeRoy Collins Jr. and Peter Monroe, received 12 and 2 votes respectively. “This is the sixth significant straw poll in a row, in which we have virtually equaled or run ahead of Katherine Harris, making it very clear that a strong trend is...
  • Rival urges [Katherine] Harris to quit

    08/05/2006 7:32:16 AM PDT · by dukeman · 66 replies · 1,208+ views
    Sarasota Herald Tribune ^ | 8/5/06 | JEREMY WALLACE
    NORTH REDINGTON BEACH -- LeRoy Collins Jr. walked slowly to the podium and politely praised the tenacity of Katherine Harris, one of his competitors for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate. Then, in nearly the same breath, Collins let her have it: "On this occasion, I would like to suggest that she withdraw from the race," Collins said. "I think for the benefit of the country, the state and her own self-respect." The crowd of 100 people at the Belleair Women's Republican Club fell silent, and a few in the audience chuckled. Collins didn't crack a smile, and it took...
  • 2006 YR Hob Nob (Orange County Young Republicans Fl Straw Poll Results)

    08/04/2006 4:30:36 PM PDT · by FloridianBushFan · 7 replies · 914+ views
    2006 YR Hob Nob This 2006 YR Hob Nob was a great success. Thanks to all of the candidates, campaigns, and volunteers that made the event possible. A very special thank you goes to Suzanne Delaney and Kathy Reid. Suzanne and Kathy spent countless hours preparing for the event and did a great job! The results YR Hob Nob straw poll are as follows: Governor Austin Brooks 2 Charlie Crist 117 Richard Paul Dembinsky 0 Tom Gallagher 48 Vernon A. Palmer 0 Berthram B. Samuel 0 Joseph Smith 0 Michael W. St. Jean 0 U.S. Senate LeRoy Collins 26 Katherine...
  • Polls show Katherine Harris losing GOP voters

    07/26/2006 8:19:08 AM PDT · by AntiGuv · 62 replies · 1,280+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | July 26, 2006 | Marc Caputo
    In the latest poll on the U.S. Senate race, Republican Katherine Harris remained far behind incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson, indicating that her prospects of beating him are slim. In only three months, U.S. Senate candidate Katherine Harris has lost almost half of the Republicans who planned to vote for her, according to a new poll that suggests the congresswoman has little chance of unseating Sen. Bill Nelson. "This candidacy was an uphill battle to begin with. But it can't even climb now. It just loses ground," Brad Coker, director for Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc., said Tuesday. Were the election...
  • Harris foe switches campaign managers (Will McBride - viable opponent against Nelson D-FL?)

    07/01/2006 3:45:27 PM PDT · by big time major leaguer · 19 replies · 537+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 1, 2006 | Jim Stratton
    Will McBride, a political newcomer running in the GOP primary, has switched campaign managers after only two weeks. Gerry Scimeca left the campaign a month after McBride announced he would take on Harris in the primary. ... McBride's new campaign manager is Jack St. Martin, a political operative who has worked for the Christian Coalition and the Republican National Committee. In 1998, he ran a losing Senate race in Washington state and later served as executive director of Americans of Faith, a group that sought to add churchgoers to the voting rolls. Most recently, St. Martin was campaign manager for...
  • McBride running for Senate(Well-connected newcomer tries to defeat Harris for nomination)

    06/12/2006 4:51:27 AM PDT · by rirepublican · 123 replies · 1,370+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 06/12/2006 | Jim Stratton
    Republican Senate candidate Will McBride may be unknown to Florida voters, but the guy sure rides in style. McBride hits campaign stops in a customized touring bus plastered with a picture of his face and an American flag. Three video screens on the outside of the bus run images from his life. Inside, there's a shower and a small satellite dish. The top opens, exposing a platform where McBride barks to voters in an attempt to convince them that he -- and not U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris -- has the best chance to knock off Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. "That...
  • Will McBride Campaign Gaining Momentum

    05/30/2006 1:07:46 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 58 replies · 932+ views
    LATEST NEWS FROM MCBRIDE FOR U.S. SENATE CAMPAIGN Will McBride Campaign Gaining Momentum ORLANDO-Republican United States Senate candidate Will McBride announced today that he is in the process of assembling a campaign team, and will soon be announcing his campaign staff. “I have been talking to some of the top Republican political operatives from across Florida and the country,” McBride said, “and I look forward to presenting a strong campaign team in the coming days.” Will McBride stated that he has been receiving encouragement and support from across Florida and looks forward to getting on the campaign trail. “Republicans from...