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  • St. Louis usurps Detroit to become most violent city in the US: (tr)

    02/08/2016 3:31:31 PM PST · by dynachrome · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-8-16 | unattributed
    A list of the most violent cities in each state has been released, with St. Louis, Missouri taking the top spot. Compiled from data released by the FBI charting crime in the first six months of 2015, the 'Gateway City' is followed by Memphis, Tennessee, Detroit, Michigan, Birmingham, Alabama, and Rockford, Illinois, to round out the top five. The violent crimes listed by the FBI include rape, robbery, aggravated assault, and murder. Because the data excludes states with cities that do not have populations over 100,000, Delaware, Maine, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are not listed and ranked.
  • George Will on Primary Race (video)

    02/05/2016 5:55:09 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 21 replies
    Fox News via YouTube ^ | February 4, 2016 | George Will
    George Will on Primary Race (video)
  • Loretta Lynch Thanks Prosecutor in Michael Brown Case For Calling Police ‘Substandard…Lazy…’

    02/04/2016 1:27:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 4, 2016 | 12:10 PM EST | Jose R. Gonzalez
    After giving a speech focusing in part on the erosion of trust between citizens and the police, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch thanked the prosecutor in the Michael Brown case for saying police officers in Missouri are "substandard," "lazy" and "incompetent." “You talked earlier about the support of varied and various departments," said Robert McCulloch, prosecuting attorney for St. Louis County, Missouri. "What I'd like to suggest, though, is that in my jurisdiction we have a number of departments that are substandard... and they tend to get substandard officers and they're paying them minimum wage in some cases - or...
  • Ferguson Residents Worried About Cost of US-Mandated Changes

    02/04/2016 11:24:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 2, 2016 | By Jim Salter
    Many Ferguson residents expressed concern Tuesday that a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice could financially ruin the St. Louis suburb where a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. Residents were about evenly split on whether the city should go along with the agreement, which includes overhauling police policies, training and practices. Cost concerns were a common refrain among opponents. The cost of implementing the Justice Department-mandated changes would be significant — preliminary estimates are at least $500,000, Mayor James Knowles said. The city already faces a $2.8 million deficit in part to legal fees, lost sales tax...
  • Post-Protest Mizzou: Adverse Consequences of the Capitulation

    02/03/2016 7:33:46 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies
    Pope Center for Higher Education Policy ^ | February 3, 2016 | Thomas A. Lambert
    Nearly three months have passed since student protests upended the institution where I teach law, the University of Missouri (Mizzou). There have been several changes on the Columbia campus. We now have a highly regarded African-American interim president, Michael Middleton, who has a long history at the university. Our interim chancellor seems far more attuned to the campus climate and hosts weekly “chats with the chancellor” to foster a more open atmosphere. On the surface, things seem to have returned to normal or perhaps even improved. Recent trends, however, suggest that post-protest Mizzou is likely to experience three adverse developments....
  • Professors stick up for mob rule [University Tyranny]

    02/02/2016 1:52:31 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 10 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/01/2016 | Glenn Garvin
    Newspapers hardly run obituaries unless somebody pays for them, so you probably didn't see the official death notice of the English language a couple of weeks ago. When the University of Missouri released a letter from 115 faculty members supporting their colleague Melissa Click and demanding that the school "defend her First Amendment rights of protest and freedom to act as a private citizen," words lost all meaning. "First Amendment rights," in this case, are Click's rights to order a mob attack on a student journalist who was covering a protest on the Missouri campus last November. Notice the absence...
  • St. Louis Planned Parenthood sends 30th Patient to the Emergency Room since 2009

    02/02/2016 10:36:13 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Operation Rescue ^ | February 2, 2016 | Cheryl Sullenger
    St. Louis, MO – The Coalition for Life is reporting that for the thirtieth time since 2009, an ambulance has again transported a Planned Parenthood patient to a hospital in St. Louis. A firetruck and an emergence response team were the first to arrive, followed by am ambulance, according to a press statement issued by the Coalition for Life. A woman was loaded into the ambulance while clinic workers held a large tarp to prevent pro-life activists from photographing the incident. The ambulance rushed away with siren blaring. This emergency comes exactly one month after the last such incident that...
  • Black people had the power to fix the problems in Ferguson before the Brown shooting. They failed.

    09/19/2014 12:31:39 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2014 | Charles Cobb
    Many images that came out of Ferguson, Mo., last month looked like scenes from Birmingham, Ala., in the 1960s: the gun-wielding police officers, the sign-carrying protesters and the chants demanding equal treatment and human dignity. But thats where the similarities ended. For all the righteous indignation it inspired, the Ferguson turmoil has become the latest in a series of flash-in-the-pan causes that peter out without inspiring lasting movements for racial justice. As an organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Mississippi during the 60s, what I learned was the importance of organizing at the grass-roots and how even...
  • Tim Wolfe, ousted Mizzou president blame Black Lives Matter, football team for resignation

    01/30/2016 10:33:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/30/16 | Kellan Howell
    Former University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe, who resigned from his post amid protests over the school's handling of racial matters on campus, sent a confidential email to supporters last week complaining about the incident. In the email, which was leaked to local media, Mr. Wolfe compiled a list of people he believed made it impossible for him to keep his job at the university, including outgoing Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, ex-Mizzou football coach Gary Pinkel and the players that joined a strike, and an unnamed "significant Ferguson protester," most likely a reference to Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson....
  • Oakland’s Minimum Wage Is Up, Wal-Mart Is Out

    01/30/2016 8:44:31 AM PST · by upchuck · 64 replies
    daily signal ^ | Jan 22, 2016 | Leah Jessen
    A minimum wage of $12.55 an hour in Oakland, Calif., may be the culprit for a Wal-Mart store's closure. Wal-Mart announced Jan. 15 it will close 269 stores globally, including 154 locations in the United States-affecting about 10,000 associates across the nation... snip Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, a Democrat, has been leading statewide efforts to raise the minimum wage to $15. "This higher city minimum wage eliminated the jobs of the very workers advocates wanted to help," said James Sherk, a research fellow in labor economics at The Heritage Foundation... snip The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that most...
  • Judge Orders Temporary Stop to Stricter 'Nipple Law'. (ACLU)

    01/25/2016 3:26:36 PM PST · by aimhigh · 53 replies
    Ozark's First ^ | 01/25/2016 | Ozark'sFirst
    On Friday evening, the United States District Court issued a preliminary injunction in the 'Free the Nipple' lawsuit. The injunction on the case Free the Nipple , et al., v. City of Springfield stops Springfield from enforcing a discriminatory provision in the City's indecent exposure law that made it illegal for women to show any portion of their breasts beneath the areola as an act of protest. The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed the suit on Oct. 26 following the plaintiffs’ August protest in which they appeared at Park Central Square without shirts, but with their nipples covered.
  • MU professor Melissa Click, who called for ‘muscle’ to remove reporter, charged with assault

    01/25/2016 9:13:14 AM PST · by Snickering Hound · 46 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 1-25-2016 | Jason Hancock
    Melissa Click, the University of Missouri communications professor who garnered widespread scorn for trying to physically remove a student reporter from a campus protest, was formally charged with assault Monday morning. A spokeswoman for the Columbia Prosecutor’s Office said Click was being charged with third degree assault, a class C misdemeanor that carries a possible 15-day jail sentence. Click was caught on video calling for “some muscle” to remove a student reporter from an area on the university’s flagship campus where protesters had gathered. The protests eventually led to the resignation of University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe and...
  • Donald Trump op-ed: My vision for a Culture of Life

    01/23/2016 8:47:03 AM PST · by ironman · 275 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 23, 2016 | Donald Trump
    Let me be clear - I am pro-life. I support that position with exceptions allowed for rape, incest or the life of the mother being at risk. I did not always hold this position, but I had a significant personal experience that brought the precious gift of life into perspective for me. My story is well documented, so I will not retell it here. However, what I will do with the remaining space is express my feelings about life, and the culture of life, as we just marked the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. I build things. There is...
  • Cruz for President Announces Endorsement of Mike Bickle

    01/22/2016 7:46:56 AM PST · by Isara · 47 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 21, 2016
    Prayer and Justice Leader Supports Ted Cruz for PresidentHOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced the endorsement of Mike Bickle, Founder and Director of the International House of Prayer of Kansas City, an evangelical missions organization based on prayer.“Our nation is in a great crisis in this hour," Bickle said. "We need a president who will first be faithful to honor God's Word. We need a president who will work to defend religious liberty, uphold our Constitution, keep our country safe and our economy sound, and speak truth to the nation. We have been praying for righteous leaders,...
  • GMA Hosts Argue Over Calling Caught-on-Tape Robber 'Alleged'

    01/16/2016 5:22:59 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Do your Allen Iverson imitation, but instead of "practice," try saying "alleged" in your most disbelieving voice. . . On today's Good Morning America, the normally politically-correct Dan Harris took surprising issue with Ron Claiborne's insistence on calling a caught-on-tape convenience store shooter an "alleged" robber. The show rolled the security video several times, showing the "alleged" robber repeatedly shooting right at the woman at the register. Said an incredulous Harris "I like how you call him an 'alleged' robber. I think we can say, given the video, he did it." Responded Claiborne: "I'm not going there, Dan. Innocent till...
  • 'Driving while gay'? Proposal would have Missouri cops try to gather that info, too

    01/06/2016 3:43:12 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 31 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 1/6/16 | Kevin McDermott
    For the past 15 years, police officers in Missouri have been required to record the ethnicity of drivers they stop on the roads, so the information can be examined for evidence of racial profiling. Reams of data now indicate that “driving while black” is a real offense in the eyes of some Missouri officers and departments. But “driving while gay”? New state legislation unveiled Tuesday would expand the current process of data collection that police officers in Missouri are required to follow during traffic stops to include not just race, but also “perceived” sexual orientation, as well as religion, “disability”...
  • First Amendment doesn’t let you say ‘hateful things,’ Mizzou’s new vice chancellor says

    01/05/2016 11:54:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    College Fix ^ | January 4, 2015 | Staff
    You’d think a law professor would know that the First Amendment, by its very nature, protects speech that is deeply unpopular. But the interim vice chancellor for inclusion, diversity and equity at the University of Missouri has apparently not brushed up on the Bill of Rights since he took his position this fall.
  • GOP lawmakers call for firing of Mizzou professor who called for 'muscle'

    01/05/2016 6:12:19 AM PST · by simpson96 · 25 replies
    USA Today ^ | 1/6/2016 | Aamer Madhani
    <p>More than 100 Missouri Republican lawmakers are calling for the firing of a University of Missouri assistant professor and a staff member who received nationwide attention after a video captured the two women attempting to intimidate student journalists at the site of a campus protest in November.</p>
  • Donald Trump Leads Ted Cruz by 12 points in Missouri – 36-24%

    01/03/2016 3:48:53 AM PST · by BigEdLB · 72 replies
    Overtime Politics ^ | 1/2/16 | Fred
    Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are locking horns in a few early voting states, but when it comes to states that vote later in the season, Trump seems to have a noticeable advantage. He leads among likely Missouri Republican primary voters 36-24%, with Marco Rubio not too far behind tallying 18%.

    01/01/2016 9:03:36 PM PST · by BigEdLB · 27 replies
    Missouri Scout ^ | 12/24/15 | Remington Research
    Survey conducted December 18 through December 19, 2015. 1,528 likely Republican Presidential Primary voters participated in the survey. Survey weighted to match expected turnout demographics for the 2016 Republican Presidential Primary Election. Margin of Error is +/-2.6% with a 95% level of confidence. Totals do not always equal 100% due to rounding. Margins of Error within specific demographics (crosstabs) is significantly higher due to smaller sample size. Survey conducted by Remington Research Group on behalf of Missouri Scout.
  • Western Illinois University Predicts a Bernie Sanders Victory in 2016

    11/15/2015 5:33:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 11/03/2015 | By Colleen Connolly
    The results are in for one Illinois university's famous mock presidential election, but the clear winner may surprise some. Western Illinois University's mock election predicted a landslide victory for Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, with running mate Martin O'Malley, in 2016. The predicted Sanders-O'Malley ticket garnered 404 electoral votes to Jeb Bush-Marco Rubio's 114 votes. In the popular vote, Sanders earned 741 votes (49 percent) to Bush's 577 (38 percent). The famously accurate mock election correctly predicted the outcomes of the 2008 and 2012 elections, and the university claims it's the "largest and most elaborate mock presidential simulation in the nation."...
  • Officials warn thousands of homes in Missouri, Illinois threatened by floods

    12/30/2015 5:31:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Fox News.com via AP ^ | December 30, 2015
    ST. LOUIS - Federal officials were monitoring 19 vulnerable levees on the rising Mississippi River and its tributaries, warning that hundreds of homes in Illinois and Missouri could be threatened by a rare winter flood that already forced the partial closure of interstate highways and widespread evacuations. As the swollen rivers and streams pushed to virtually unheard-of heights Tuesday, an unknown number of inmates were transferred out of an Illinois state prison threatened by flooding and Missouri's governor activated the National Guard to help divert traffic from submerged roads. Record flooding was projected in some Mississippi River towns after several...
  • Evacuations Ordered Along Mississippi River; Nat. Guard Activated in Missouri

    12/29/2015 12:28:16 PM PST · by maggief · 17 replies
    TWC ^ | December 29, 2015 | Sean Breslin
    No stranger to springtime flooding due to snowmelt, residents in states like Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and Oklahoma are now preparing for something they aren't used to seeing: potentially historic floods in winter. Residents in several areas have already been pushed out of their homes by rising floodwaters, and the impacts are only expected to worsen in the coming days. The floods have already been responsible for at least 17 deaths in the Plains and Midwest. In Missouri, Gov. Jay Nixon activated the National Guard to support emergency personnel and protect communities affected by the floods. Late Tuesday morning, the Mississippi...
  • APNewsBreak: Feds won't accept Missouri driver's licenses

    12/23/2015 5:57:14 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 61 replies
    AP / Yahoo ^ | 1 hour ago | By DAVID A. LIEB
    <p>JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri residents soon will not be able to use their state driver's licenses as identification to get into most federal facilities, making it at least the fourth state to lose a federal exemption from complying with national proof-of-identity requirements.</p>
  • Mayor supports removing Confederate Monument from Forest Park

    12/24/2015 9:12:24 AM PST · by Darth Gill · 17 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | Steve Giegerich
    ST. LOUIS - Mayor Francis Slay is calling for the removal of a monument to Confederate soldiers from Forest Park. The mayor took the position after a special committee recommended earlier this month that the monument be either donated to the Missouri Civil War Museum or placed into storage. Either option would cost the city $129,280 to dismantle the monument, according to the report by the St. Louis Confederate Monument Reappraisal Committee.
  • Missouri Primed to Become Second State to Outlaw Selective Abortion of Down Syndrome Babies

    12/22/2015 12:15:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 15, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    A bill in the Missouri Senate would prevent doctors from performing a selective abortion if a woman is seeking it solely because of a diagnosis of Down syndrome. Senate bill 802 is sponsored by Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and prohibits “abortions performed solely because of a prenatal diagnosis, test, or screening indicating Down Syndrome or the potential of Down Syndrome in an unborn child.” Studies suggest that nationwide more than 90 percent of women who receive a prenatal diagnosis indicating that their child will have Down syndrome end up aborting the child. Moreover, abortion after prenatal diagnosis has effectively reduced...
  • ISIS Tried to Hijack #BlackLivesMatter

    12/18/2015 9:02:54 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 17, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    George Washington University's Program on Extremism published a recent study entitled, "From Retweets to Raqqa," to highlight the growing social media presence and radicalization efforts of the Islamic State (known by some as IS, ISIS, ISIL or Daesh). The study found that the motivations and backgrounds of U.S.-based ISIS sympathizers vary by race, age, social class and the like. However, they did find at least 300 American ISIS sympathizers online on platforms like Twitter, either based in the U.S. or abroad. Adding to their online presence, some of these ISIS recruiters also meet face-to-face with potential recruits before helping them...
  • ALERT: Woman Reports Chilling Thing She Overheard “Middle Eastern” Men Say About Missouri Dam

    12/18/2015 8:55:42 AM PST · by GregNH · 56 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 12/18/2015 | Unknown
    In the latest suspicious incident in Missouri in recent weeks, a Camden County woman told authorities that two men who were Middle Eastern in appearance asked unusual and detailed questions about a local dam, including whether they could rent a boat and tour it. According to KMIZ-TV, a Camden County Sheriff’s Office deputy was eating at a Golden Corral in Osage Beach, Missouri, when a member of the waitstaff approached him. The woman said that a group of “Middle Eastern” men had come in and asked questions about the nearby Bagnell Dam.
  • Sheriff’s Office Confirms Suspicious Questions By Middle Eastern Men Regarding Bagnell Dam

    12/16/2015 4:46:29 PM PST · by daisy12 · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 16, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    The Camden County Sheriff’s office in southern Missouri confirmed it received a tip regarding a group of Middle Eastern men asking suspicious questions about Bagnell Dam. --snip-- Lake News Online reported The Camden County Sheriff’s Office has verified that it received a tip regarding a group of Middle Eastern men asking about Bagnell Dam and have forwarded the report to the FBI and a joint task force on terrorism. That does not mean that there is any reason to be scared or panicked that an attack is planned at the Lake of the Ozarks, CCSD Cpl. Scott Hines said, advising...
  • Cops Find BURIED EXPLOSIVES in Mid-Missouri – Before Mysterious Cell Phone Purchases Were Made

    12/14/2015 4:12:17 PM PST · by daisy12 · 135 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 14, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Now this… A stash of explosives was discovered in Mark Twain National Forest in Mid-Missouri in October....... --snip-- Since the suspicious activity first leaked last week, the investigation has progressively revealed worse details, working retroactively to bring to light every alarming thing that happened before two men were stopped in a Lebanon Walmart. Now, it seems to have reach a head, after an incident in October provides some potential answers as to what is being plotted from the center of our country, and what targets are at imminent risk. A man who was hunting in the Mark Twain National Forest,...
  • Cops Find BURIED EXPLOSIVES in Mid-Missouri – Before Mysterious Cell Phone Purchases Were Made

    12/14/2015 8:25:24 AM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-14-15 | Jim Hoft
    The FBI was alerted after a large quantity of cell phones was purchased at several mid-Missouri Walmarts last week. (Snip) Now this... A stash of explosives was discovered in Mark Twain National Forest in Mid-Missouri in October.
  • Number of reports of mass cell phone buys grows in Missouri

    12/11/2015 3:01:10 PM PST · by Sequoyah101 · 130 replies
    KY3 Springfield, Missouri ^ | 12/9/15 | Fox4 Kansas City
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The FBI is aware of reports of [middle eastern] men [from Michigan] visiting Walmart stores in several cities in Missouri and purchasing or trying to purchase large quantities of cellular telephones. An FBI spokeswoman won't say exactly how much its agents are delving into the purchases. Some of the cities where the purchases and attempted purchases are reported by police and media are Macon, Columbia, Jefferson City, Lebanon, Ava, Jackson and Cape Girardeau. Break After an earlier version of this story was posted on Thursday afternoon, the Marshfield police chief called to say that a man who...
  • Large Quantity of Cellphones Bought By “Immigrants” at Rural Missouri Walmart Sets Off Alarms

    12/09/2015 3:45:08 PM PST · by daisy12 · 146 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 9, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Two “foreign speaking” men set off alarms after they entered the local Walmart store in Lebanon, Missouri and purchased 60 cellphones. The purchase was made around 4 AM last Saturday morning. Police were called but released the men saying they didn’t have a legal reason to detain them.
  • Rep. Sam Graves Endorses Ted Cruz for President

    12/08/2015 6:04:44 AM PST · by Isara · 2 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 12/07/15
    HOUSTON, Texas - Today, Ted Cruz received the endorsement of Congressman Sam Graves of Missouri. During his eight terms in Congress, Rep. Graves has been a strong advocate for the conservative principles of fiscal responsibility, a strong national defense, and protecting the unborn.Graves has been a staunch supporter of ending government bailouts, balancing the budget, and cutting wasteful spending. He was one of only a few members of Congress to vote against all the Bush stimulus packages and bailouts, while supporting tax cuts for middle-class families. Graves has fought tirelessly to protect veterans, improve border security, and ensure our military...
  • Syrian Refugees Have Been Resettled In 36 States, Most In CA,TX, MI

    12/01/2015 1:05:08 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/01/15 | Caroline May
    Since the start of the Syria's civil war in the spring of 2011, the U.S. has admitted 2,311 Syrian refugees and resettled them in 36 different states. According to data from the State Department's Refugee Processing Center the top three destinations for Syrian refugees since the beginning of the conflict are California, Texas, and Michigan. From March 15, 2011 through December 1, 2015, California received the most (261) Syrian refugees, Texas received the second most with 242, and Michigan has received the third most with 217. Other states that have received Syrian refugees since March 2011 include: Arizona (182), Illinois...
  • Judge blocks Missouri from pulling clinic's abortion license

    12/01/2015 10:53:21 AM PST · by Missouri gal · 16 replies
    KOMU ^ | 11/30/2015 | Associated Press and Ashton Day
    A federal judge has temporarily blocked Missouri's health department from revoking the abortion license held by a Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia...The Columbia clinic last week stopped nonsurgical abortions induced with a pill because physician Colleen McNicholas no longer has privileges with the University of Missouri Health Care System.
  • Mizzou Instructor Accused Of Assaulting Underage Relative For Not Wearing Hijab

    11/30/2015 8:31:38 AM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11-30-15 | Blake Neff
    A graduate teaching assistant at the University of Missouri (MU) has been arrested and could be charged with child abuse after he allegedly assaulted a 14-year-old relative after seeing her in school without a headscarf. Youssif Omar was reportedly at Hickman High School in Columbia, Mo., last Tuesday when he spotted the girl, and noticed that she wasn't wearing a hijab, a traditional headscarf worn by many Muslim women and that many believers regard as a religious obligation. According to a Columbia police representative who spoke with the Columbia Daily Tribune, Omar reacted violently when he saw the relative without...
  • Man arrested on suspicion of abusing Hickman student

    11/29/2015 10:42:48 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 40 replies
    Columbia police on Wednesday arrested a 53-year-old man who allegedly pulled a teenage family member out of Hickman High School by her hair and slapped her. Police re-sponded at 3 p.m. Tuesday to the school, 1104 N. Providence Road, for a child abuse call, Officer Latisha Stroer said in an email. Youssif Z. Omar was at the school and noticed a 14-year-old female family member was not wearing a hijab, a traditional headscarf that some Muslim women wear. Omar became irate, Stroer said, grabbed the girl “very violently by the hair” and pulled her outside and down a flight of...
  • Univ. of Missouri prof arrested for dragging hijab-less teenage girl by the hair

    11/29/2015 10:20:33 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 83 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 11/29/2015 | College Fix Staff
    Youssif Zaghwani Omar, an assistant professor at the University of Missouri, was arrested on suspicion of child abuse this past week for “allegedly grabbing a 14-year-old female relative by the hair and dragging her into a car after he noticed she wasn’t wearing a hijab.” Omar was at a local high school when he saw the girl without the Muslim headscarf. The Daily Mail reports: Officer Latisha Stroer told the Columbia Tribune in an email that Omar grabbed the girl ‘very violently by the hair’. He then allegedly slapped her across the face, and pulled her by the hair down...
  • U of Michigan imposes mandatory White Privilege class for business students

    11/23/2015 4:02:10 PM PST · by dead · 86 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    This is a big part of what the University of Missouri and copycat racist crybully protests were about. Making racist indoctrination mandatory on campus not only provides jobs and entitlements for the crybullies, but perpetuates the cycle. They got their way at the University of Michigan. The University of Michigan has added a three-year diversity requirement to its Ross School of Business undergraduate curriculum that, among other things, will teach their students how race, gender and sexual orientation "connect to larger systems of power, privilege and oppression." The classes, which include "Identity 101" and "Entering into, Engaging with and Exiting...
  • Woodrow Wilson, Progressive Bogeyman

    11/20/2015 3:36:07 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | November 20th, 2015 | John Fund
    The racially charged protests that have roiled 23 universities from Yale to the University of Missouri in recent weeks reached Princeton on Wednesday. Members of the Black Justice League left their classes and occupied historic Nassau Hall, which houses the Princeton administration's offices. They demanded that officials acknowledge the racist legacy of Woodrow Wilson - who was president of Princeton before becoming president of the United States and expunge his name from anything named after him. They further demanded "cultural competency training" for anyone teaching at Princeton, courses on the "history of marginalized people," and a designated public space for...
  • The Ululations of Radical College Crybabies

    11/20/2015 5:06:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Deray McKesson, the professional agitator whose racial rabble-rousing began at tax-subsidized Teach for America, proudly unveiled his new enterprise on the Internet Thursday: A website chronicling "THE DEMANDS" of his radical brothers and sisters on college campuses across Northern America. "We recently launched http://thedemands.org which compiles the college demands from across the country," he tweeted. "Check it out." I did. Man, oh, man, are the kids "DEMAND"-y these days! Whoops, kids, did I offend you with "Man, oh, man?" I plead guilty to "cisheteropatriarchy." Also: ageism! Prosecute me for serial microaggressions and throw me in the safe-space violators' slammer. But...
  • Missouri Student Protesters Tweet Outrage that Paris Attacks took Spotlight away from their ....

    11/18/2015 2:49:03 PM PST · by Cecily · 24 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 18, 2015 | Ashley Collman
    More news about the losers at Loser U.
  • Editorial: Your right to free speech does not preclude anyone else’s

    11/18/2015 11:26:48 AM PST · by Steely Tom · 20 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 17 Nov 2015 | Unsigned
    But recognizing absurdity when we see it is no less troubling, especially when such hypocrisy tarnishes essential institutions of higher learning and threatens to turn out young people woefully unprepared for life in a democratic society.
  • Mizzou/Black Lives Protesters Say Paris Attacks Took Spotlight

    11/18/2015 9:18:38 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/18/15 | (specific author not indicated)
    After 129 were killed in coordinated attacks Friday in Paris, several protesters took to Twitter to express anger at "losing the spotlight" in the media. "Racist white people kill me, you want everyone to have sympathy for YOUR tragedy, but you have none for ours," wrote user Melanin Monroe under the Twitter handle @NeonElectricity in a post that has since been removed.
  • Speech Codes, 'Civility' and the Decline of Academe

    11/17/2015 9:14:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    Now that the adults have cleared out of their prestigious presidencies and chancellorships at the University of Missouri, the Thought Police are coming out everywhere on campus in full array, complete with fancy titles, academic regalia and the usual meaningless catchphrases of the day. For example, Mizzou is getting its first vice chancellor for inclusion, diversity and equity, whatever those words now mean. This much is clear: They don't mean what they ostensibly say. Nor for anyone of a conservative bent who hasn't yet learned to keep his mouth shut and go along with exclusion, conformity and anything but a...
  • Black Lives Matter Activists Continue to Appall

    11/17/2015 2:23:01 AM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | 11/17/15 | Debra Heine
    Black Lives Matter activists are very upset about recent events in Paris, and have been taking to Twitter to voice their displeasure.They’re upset because the Islamic State succeeded in stealing the spotlight from their important movement — just as it was gaining traction.Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos captured some of the tweets, notinv that they “fell broadly into two categories of stupid” Friday night: Paris and Mizzou are equivalent: both represent “terrorism.” (This is the message from Black Lives Matter.)White people are “erasing black lives” by focusing on Paris. (This is the language of the racial grievance-fuelled campus social justice movement.) There are more tweets...
  • ‘Toughen Up, Spoiled Children': Breitbart’s Ben Shapiro Invades Mizzou Thursday Night

    11/16/2015 3:54:25 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 11/16/15
    As the University of Missouri continues to simmer with racial unrest and students continue to crack down on free speech in the name of stopping “white privilege” and “microaggression,” Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro is heading to campus to challenge the students.Shapiro will lecture on the topic, “Truth Is A Microaggression,” at an event sponsored by Young America’s Foundation, Thursday night, November 19, at 6 PM CT in Ellis Auditorium.Student leaders at Mizzou’s conservative club rushed to organize the event with YAF after hearing Shapiro speak at the Fall Conference at the Reagan Ranch in California.“As an organization that works with...
  • Mizzou protestors create VILE hashtag campaign after Paris attacks

    11/16/2015 6:30:53 AM PST · by Hoodat · 22 replies
    Allen B West .com ^ | 15 NOV 2015 | Michele Hickford
    Yesterday, the thoughtful, clear-thinking individuals behind the Mizzou protests and #BlackLivesMatter issued tweets of indignation that the bloody calamity in Paris was detracting from their REAL struggle against terror on the leafy campus colleges across the fruited plain.Well that wasn’t enough apparently. Now they’ve created what has to be one of the sickest hashtag campaigns ever to express their disgust over the unfair attention 129 dead bodies are getting over their fake poop swastikas and flag-burning: #f**kparis. Here’s a selection of the hate-filled messages.

    11/15/2015 6:22:15 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/14/15 | MILO YIANNOPOULOS
    <p>Campus activists in America showed their true faces during an international tragedy last night: they are the selfish, spoiled children we always knew they were.</p> <p>Black Lives Matter and Mizzou protesters responded to the murder of scores of people in Paris at the hands of Islamic extremists by complaining about losing the spotlight and saying their “struggles” were being “erased.” Their struggles, remember, consist of a poop swastika of unknown provenance and unsubstantiated claims of racially-charged remarks somewhere near Missouri’s campus.</p>