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  • Disturbingly one-sided TV show promotes euthanizing children with disabilities

    03/21/2012 2:20:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/21/2012 | Alex Schadenberg
    Taking Mercy, an edition of the Global TV program “16x9” in Canada, concerns a mother, Annette Corriveau, who wants her children with disabilities to be killed by euthanasia. The show also features Robert Latimer, the man who killed his daughter Tracy in 1993. Tracy had Cerebral Palsy. The show speaks to pro-euthanasia ethicist Arthur Schaefer who suggests that Robert Latimer should have been given “mercy.” Schaefer also suggests that Corriveau should simply stop feeding her children, but Corriveau says she does not wish to starve her children to death. This is a dangerously one-sided show. Taking Mercy represents the first...
  • Plot to break out female death row inmate Christa Gail Pike foiled

    03/21/2012 10:08:21 AM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 3+ views
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say two men have been arrested, including a former prison guard, for a plot to break out Tennessee's lone female death row inmate, Christa Gail Pike. New Jersey State Police on Monday arrested 34-year-old Donald Kohut of Flemington, N.J., who has frequently visited Pike in prison, on a charge of bribery and conspiracy to commit escape.
  • together for 65 years... only to be parted after home invader beat wife to death

    03/21/2012 3:51:12 AM PDT · by patriot08 · 55 replies · 3+ views
    Mail online ^ | 3/20/12 | Nina Golgowski
    Full title: Couple met and married within a month and stayed together for 65 years... only to be parted after home invader beat wife to death An 85-year-old woman was sexually assaulted and battered to death by a home invader who also shot her 90-year-old husband in the face with a BB gun. Nancy and Bob Strait, who had celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in December, were discovered by their daughter at their home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Both the pensioners were rushed to hospital where Mrs Strait, who was nearly blind, died from her injuries. Mr Strait, who served in...
  • Police ID Body of Marine, Once Thought AWOL, From 1974 East Long Beach Murder

    03/20/2012 3:28:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Long Beach Press-Telegram ^ | 03/20/2012 | Tracy Manzer
    For the past 37 years, Oral Alfred Stuart Jr. was classified as AWOL and a Marine Corps deserter. But his family never believed it. Even if Stuart had left his beloved Corps, which he voluntarily joined in 1974 and proudly tattooed on his arm, he never would have left his parents without so much as a goodbye. "I always believed something must have happened to him. He loved the Marine Corps ... (and) he would have been in touch with our mother," insisted Carl Stuart, Stuart's older brother and one of only a few surviving family members. Now, after all...
  • email from VA Planned Parenthood - VA Gen. Assembly wrap up (BARF ALERT)

    03/19/2012 5:52:10 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies
    email from PP
    Forgetting their election promises of job creation, strengthening the economy, and passing a fiscally responsible budget, anti-choice legislator’s this session focused on attacking women’s health care. But it didn’t work. In all, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia worked to defeat 14 anti-choice bills that threatened access to reproductive health care, prevention services, and the perennial attempt to defund Planned Parenthood. However, with your help we worked to defeat all but one bill! Here’s how we did it: We defeated the so-called ‘personhood’ bill, House Bill 1. This bill would have had far reaching and dangerous consequences- laying the legal foundation...
  • Northeast Philly Man Starves Elderly Father to Death: Cops

    03/17/2012 9:03:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    NBC10 ^ | 3/18/2012 | NBC10
    A Northeast Philadelphia man was charged with the murder of his 82-year-old father and the severe neglect his mother by starvation, according to police. Thomas Hauck, 57, of 3419 Kirkwood Road in Torresdale, was charged with third degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, felony theft and abuse of a corpse in the death of his father, according to authorities. Police say that paramedics found 82-year-old Leonard Hauck dead in the basement of the Northeast Philadelphia home. Police said it was Hauck's wife who notified authorities. The medical examiner determined on Feb. 27 that the elderly man died of dehydration and malnutrition. Police...
  • Family: Man didn't kill black teen in self-defense

    03/17/2012 9:53:56 AM PDT · by redreno · 122 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | 03/17/2012 | By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press
    SANFORD, Fla. (AP) -- Calls made to police show that a black teenager was terrified as he tried to get away from the white neighborhood watch volunteer who shot him, and that the volunteer was not defending himself as he has claimed, the teen's family told The Associated Press on Saturday.
  • Murders in France: soldiers banned from wearing uniforms off base after attacks

    03/16/2012 8:32:49 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 35 replies · 1+ views
    France24 ^ | March 16 2012 | Staff
    France on Friday banned soldiers stationed in the southwest from wearing uniform outside barracks after three paratroopers were shot dead in twin cold-blooded attacks. "Security advice has been given, particularly at the entrances of military bases," an army spokesman told AFP, adding that soldiers "have notably been asked not to wear their uniform outside barracks". The increased security measures apply to a whole swathe of the southwest, including Toulouse, Montauban, Pamiers and Tarbes, towns and cities that are home to most of France's elite airborne units.  The announcement came as police hunted a black-clad gunman who on Thursday calmly shot...
  • Cold Case: Emirati Woman’s Killer Caught 10 Years After Murder

    03/16/2012 6:12:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, March 15, 2012
    Comoros man confesses to murder but says he did not intend to kill herA Comoros man who murdered an Emirati woman reputed for her benevolence got away with it for nearly 10 years before he was caught by Dubai’s police, the emirate’s deputy police chief said. Major General Khamis MatarAl Mazinah said the 51-year-old man murdered the woman, in her 50s, in 2002 after she caught him trying to rob her safe at her house in Satwa area. Investigation into the murder failed to produce results during that time but Dubai’s police did not give up efforts to unravel the...
  • After IVF we became pregnant with triplets, but my wife wanted two of the babies aborted

    03/14/2012 9:30:42 AM PDT · by Morgana · 74 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 3/14/2012 | Anonymous
    March 14, 2012 (AmericanThinker.com) - My soul carries a new scar. The pain is fresh and keen, and I know that while time might see the pain fade, I will never fully recover from what I’ve seen, and done. For I have failed, intentionally and knowingly, in the first duty of a parent: protecting the lives of two of my children. My wife and I wanted children; alas, we needed IVF treatment to realize this dream. Several cycles and multiple embryo implantations later, we welcomed our blessing from G-d, who is the light of our lives. Recently, we tried for...
  • Sweet Kitty and the Forty-Seven Year Apathy (Vanity)

    03/13/2012 5:49:25 PM PDT · by arderkrag · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 27, 2011 | Arderkrag
    Note: I originally wrote this last year. I'm posting it from my personal archives, because today is the anniversary of Kitty's death. Light a candle and remember her. Allow me, if I may, to discuss some serious things for a moment. We’ll start with history. Kitty Genovese. That’s a name some of you may have never even heard before. She was a bar manager in Queens, NY in 1964. On her way home, Winston Moseley attacked her and stabbed her twice in the back. After she stumbled and fell, he continued to stab her, repeatedly. She tried to defend herself....
  • Judge rejects releasing TBI file of ex-judge Richard Baumgartner

    03/09/2012 10:52:54 AM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/9/12 | Jamie Satterfield
    KNOXVILLE — A judge said today he has no authority to make public the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's file on former judge Richard Baumgartner. "This court has no authority whatsoever to decide on its own, 'I'm going to let the public see this file,'" Special Judge John Kerry Blackwood said at a specially-called hearing in Knox County Criminal Court. Blackwood said the portions of the file not made public contain phone records and recorded conversations in which Baumgartner discusses sex with two women and makes "crude remarks" about people. "What you're not going to find (in the TBI file) is...
  • DA: Death penalty out in all but one of four torture slaying suspects

    03/09/2012 8:32:59 AM PST · by SmithL · 38 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/9/12 | Jamie Satterfield
    It's official. Death is no longer a possible fate for three of four defendants in the January 20007 torture slayings of a Knox County couple. Assistant District Attorney General Leland Price has filed notice of an intention to seek the death penalty as punishment in the deaths of Channon Christian, 21, and boyfriend Christopher Newsom, 23, only against alleged ringleader Lemaricus Davidson. Price this month notified attorneys for Davidson's brother, Letalvis Cobbins, and Cobbins' friend, George Thomas, that he will push for a fate in their cases no more than life without possibility of parole. Because Cobbins' girlfriend, Vanessa Coleman,...
  • Marine's daughters held 13 hours after he was shot, attorney says

    03/07/2012 8:01:16 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 71 replies
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com ^ | 3/7/2012 | http://latimesblogs.latimes.com
    For 13 hours after they watched an Orange County sheriff’s deputy fatally shoot their father, the traumatized daughters of Marine Sgt. Manuel Loggins were held for questioning and not allowed to join their mother The accusation is contained in a claim Dunn said he would file Wednesday with the county, giving notice that the Loggins family plans to file suit in Superior Court against the Sheriff’s Department and the deputy for wrongful death. An attorney representing Darren Sandberg, identified as the deputy who shot Loggins, declined comment. Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens declined to comment on the facts of the...
  • email from VA Planned Parenthood on Ultrasound bill (BARF ALERT)

    03/07/2012 4:08:01 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 7 replies
    From their email
    Gov. McDonnell just signed into law HB 462, mandating that women seeking abortion care in Virginia undergo and pay for an ultrasound and make two-trips to the health center. This law is nothing but an attempt to shame and place barriers for women seeking legal abortion care in Virginia. Tell Gov. McDonnell that this overreach of government is unacceptable and disrespectful. Tell him his vote didn't represent you and include why this issue is important to you. Call and leave a message at 804-786-2211 and email him by clicking here. The outpouring of support in fighting these anti-women attacks has...
  • Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say

    02/29/2012 12:48:43 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 86 replies · 4+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | February 29, 2012 | Stephen Adams
    The article, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, says newborn babies are not “actual persons” and do not have a “moral right to life”. The academics also argue that parents should be able to have their baby killed if it turns out to be disabled when it is born. The journal’s editor, Prof Julian Savulescu, director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, said the article's authors had received death threats since publishing the article. He said those who made abusive and threatening posts about the study were “fanatics opposed to the very values of a liberal society”....
  • Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say

    02/29/2012 12:04:23 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 37 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 29 Feb 2012 | Stephen Adams
    Parents should be allowed to have their newborn babies killed because they are “morally irrelevant” and ending their lives is no different to abortion, a group of medical ethicists linked to Oxford University has argued. The article, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, says newborn babies are not “actual persons” and do not have a “moral right to life”. The academics also argue that parents should be able to have their baby killed if it turns out to be disabled when it is born. The journal’s editor, Prof Julian Savulescu, director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics,...
  • Why did they do it?

    02/27/2012 1:15:49 PM PST · by ellenbrewster · 9 replies
    Popular Culture Through a Biblical Lens ^ | February 27, 2012 | Ellen Makkai
    Leave it to our current crop of mental health professionals not to understand self-sacrifice. The Denver Post recently recalled two separate murderous incidents where two women, Jaquie Creazzo and Jeannie VanVelkinburgh, unsuccessfully tried to intervene and prevent the unrelated murders of strangers. Both women were left paralyzed during their noble attempts. “Why did they do it?” is the question being pondered by experts, according to Leaf Van Boven, associate professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado. Obviously the concept of altruism is lost on many intellectuals. “They may have an acute emotionally intense feeling of right and...
  • Why did they do it?

    02/27/2012 1:10:55 PM PST · by ellenbrewster · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Popular Culture Through a Biblical Lens ^ | February 27, 2012 | Ellen Makkai
    Leave it to our current crop of mental health professionals not to understand self-sacrifice. The Denver Post recently recalled two separate murderous incidents where two women, Jaquie Creazzo and Jeannie VanVelkinburgh, unsuccessfully tried to intervene and prevent the unrelated murders of strangers. Both women were left paralyzed during their noble attempts. “Why did they do it?” is the question being pondered by experts, according to Leaf Van Boven, associate professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado. Obviously the concept of altruism is lost on many intellectuals. “They may have an acute emotionally intense feeling of right and...
  • Sex-selective Abortions and the Anti-choice People Who Oppose Them

    02/24/2012 1:40:28 PM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 6 replies
    The New American ^ | Sex-selective Abortions and the Anti-choice People Who Oppose Them | Selwyn Duke
    It seems that all abortion is equal. But some varieties are more equal than others. In Britain, where even Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher was iron-hearted enough to vote for abortion, authorities have found a type of abortion they will not abide: that based on sex. While such abortions have long been illegal in the U.K., an undercover investigation by the Daily Telegraph found abortionists willing to perform them at three of nine abortion mills investigated. Writes the paper, “Doctors at British clinics have been secretly filmed agreeing to terminate foetuses purely because they are either male or female. Clinicians admitted...
  • Planned Parenthood floods VA Governor with emails, phone calls (BARF ALERT)

    02/24/2012 6:28:01 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 12 replies
    email from Planned Parenthood
    Earlier today you sent an email asking the Governor to oppose measures aimed at restricting access to health care and urged him to focus on addressing the real issues facing Virginia. Thank you! But the Day of Action isn't over yet! Will you take just one more minute to ‘Stand for Women's Health’ today? Pick up the phone and call the Governor! Governor McDonnell’s office: 804-786-2211 What do I say? Make sure to state where you’re from-- just the county or city is fine. Then say something like: "I'm calling to oppose the attacks on women's rights and reproductive health...
  • Sarah Palin Demands Apology From Afghanistan for Murder of U.S. Soldiers

    02/23/2012 1:00:29 PM PST · by kristinn · 249 replies
    Sarah Palin via Facebook ^ | Thursday, February 23, 2012 | Sarah Palin
    Obama apologizes for the inadvertent Koran burning this week; now the U.S. trained and protected Afghan Army can apologize for killing two of our soldiers yesterday.
  • Girl Dies After Running Punishment

    02/23/2012 10:59:57 AM PST · by AnTiw1 · 43 replies
    TIME.com ^ | AP, Jay Reeves
    (ATTALLA, Ala.) — Roger Simpson said he looked down the road and saw a little girl running outside her home but didn't give it another thought. Police, however, said the man witnessed a murder in progress. Authorities say 9-year-old Savannah Hardin died after being forced to run for three hours as punishment for having lied to her grandmother about eating candy bars. Severely dehydrated, the girl had a seizure and died days later. Now, her grandmother and stepmother who police say meted out the punishment were taken to jail Wednesday and face murder charges.
  • University of Virginia Lacrosse Player Guilty of Murder

    02/23/2012 10:43:18 AM PST · by geraldmcg · 2 replies
    www.webtoday.tv ^ | 02/23/2012 | WebToday.tv
    University of Virginian Lacrosse player George Huguely V was found guilty by a jury after about 9 hours of deliberations. “The Huguely jury bravely executed their oath of service in a sensational murder case which contained issues of domestic violence, alcohol use, and cutting edge forensic evidence.
  • Mother Who Admits Hating Her Son Since The Day He Was Born 'Left Baby Boy To Drown In The Bathtub...

    02/18/2012 10:24:28 AM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | February 18, 2012
    Mother Who Admits Hating Her Son Since The Day He Was Born 'Left Baby Boy To Drown In The Bathtub And Refused To Do CPR' 18th February 2012 A mother who says she hated her baby son from the day he was born left him to drown in the bath, investigators say. Neha Patel of Lakeland, Florida, allegedly slapped one-year-old Ishan, then purposefully left him alone in a hall-full bathtub. Returning 10 minutes later to find the infant unconscious, she refused to do CPR even though she knew what to do, the sheriffs office said. Scroll down for video [Pic...
  • Police in Arizona Shoot Man Holding 9-Month Old Baby

    02/17/2012 10:09:38 AM PST · by An American! · 119 replies
    Salem News ^ | Feb 16, 2012 | Tim King Salem
    (SCOTTSDALE, AZ) - An unarmed Arizona grandfather was blasted in the head this week by a police officer who killed the man because he "thought" he had a weapon. This was the particular officer's sixth fatal shooting in the line of duty, it happened Tuesday night in Scottsdale, "There were at least three officers in position to engage the suspect. At least one of the officers thought he saw something in the suspect's hands," Scottsdale Police Sgt. Mark Clark told Arizona's KPNX.
  • Fight Over Dog Poop Allegedly Leads to Murder

    02/16/2012 10:00:08 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Feb. 16th, 2012 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Neighbors in the active Tuscany block are reeling over an alleged murder committed there. The victim, Franklin Manuel Santana, had just moved from the Miami area a month ago with his wife Raquel and baby daughter. Santana did not know Tyrirk Harris, but he would meet Harris for the first and last time in a quarrel over dog poop.
  • Florida Executes Man for Woman's 1980 Murder

    02/15/2012 7:01:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 15, 2012 | Michael Peltier
    Florida executed a 65-year-old man on Wednesday who had spent more than three decades on death row for the murder of a woman he met at a bar. Robert Waterhouse was put to death by lethal injection at the Florida State Prison in Raiford, the fourth inmate executed in the United States this year. He was pronounced dead at 8:22 p.m. local time, said Department of Corrections spokeswoman Jo Ellyn Rackleff. He was sentenced to die for the January 1980 murder of Deborah Kammerer, a 29-year-old St. Petersburg woman who encountered Waterhouse at a bar in the Tampa Bay area.
  • Brother of `rape` victim silenced outside court [Pakistan]

    02/10/2012 8:05:27 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 7 replies
    The Dawn ^ | 10 Dec 2011 | By Nasir Iqbal Khattak
    KARAK, Dec 9: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a young man as he came out of a court in Takht Nusrati after the proceedings of the alleged gang rape of his sister in Karak on Friday. Alamzeb Khattak, 24, had steadfastly supported his sister`s fight for justice in the face of threats and unrelenting pressure from the accused who include three policemen. His cold-blooded murder in the precinct of a court prompted the provincial home department order “a thorough and transparent probe into any security lapse” ... Police had arrested the four accused in the rape case, including inspector Peer Mohsin...
  • Facebook murder: Tennessee couple killed in their home after 'defriending' woman

    02/10/2012 1:52:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies · 2+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | February 10, 2012 | The Telegraph
    Police in Tennessee have arrested the jilted woman's father and another man and charged them with murder. Billy Clay Payne and Billie Jean Hayworth were killed last month after they deleted Jenelle Potter, the daughter of one of the suspects, from their "friends" list. Both were shot in the head and Mr Payne's throat was cut. The couple's eight-month-old baby was found in the mother's arms, unharmed, when the bodies were discovered. "It's the worst thing I've ever seen," said Johnson County Sheriff Mike Reece, who has worked in local law enforcement for 27 years. "We've had murders, but nothing...
  • Facebook 'Unfriending' Led to Double Murder: Police

    02/10/2012 12:53:17 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    IBN Live ^ | Feb 10, 201
    A Tennessee couple who 'unfriended' a woman on Facebook were murdered in their home by the jilted woman's father and another man, police said on Thursday. "It's the worst thing I've ever seen," Johnson County Sheriff Mike Reece said, adding he had never seen anything like it in his 27 years in law enforcement in the area. "We've had murders, but nothing like this. This is just senseless." He said Billy Clay Payne, Jr. and Billie Jean Hayworth were killed last month after they deleted Jenelle Potter, the daughter of one of the suspects, from their 'friends' list. Both were...
  • [South Texas Illegals] 3 men kidnapped, beat, strangled coworker, authorities say

    02/09/2012 3:31:30 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies
    The Monitor ^ | February 08, 2012 | Naxiely Lopez
    EDINURG — A capital murder suspect made his involvement in the kidnapping and slaying of a coworker too obvious when he hid the body at his brother’s property, Sheriff Lupe Treviño said. A passer-by found the body of German Duque Gonzalez, 65, on Feb. 1 under a pile of tires in the 4600 block of Marshall Street north of Palmview. Gonzalez, a baker, left his Alton home at 1 a.m. that same morning to begin his bread-making shift at Valeria’s Bakery in Mission — a routine he had followed for the past two years. He never made it to work....
  • Teen Killed 9-Year-Old Girl to Find Out What it Was Like

    02/08/2012 9:41:30 AM PST · by IbJensen · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Kansas City.Com ^ | January 14, 2012 | David A. Lieb
    Alyssa Bustamante A Missouri teenager who told authorities she wanted to know what it felt like to kill pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder, telling a judge that she strangled a 9-year-old neighbor with her hands, stabbed her in the chest and cut her throat with a knife. Alyssa Bustamante pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the Oct. 21, 2009, killing of Elizabeth Olten in St. Martins, a rural town just west of Jefferson City. -Snip- Cole County Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce then asked Bustamante to describe what she did. “I strangled her and stabbed her in...
  • Josh Powell Tragedy: Son Said Mom Was In Trunk of Car, Lawyer Claims

    02/06/2012 9:44:15 AM PST · by nuconvert · 29 replies
    Josh Powell Tragedy: Son Said Mom Was In Trunk of Car, Lawyer Claims The young sons of Susan and Josh Powell, who died with their father when he ignited an explosion in their Washington home, were beginning to verbalize that their mother was in the trunk of their father's car on the night that she disappeared in 2009, a lawyer for the missing woman's parents said. Attorney Steve Downing told the Associated Press that Braden and Charles Powell, who were 2 and 4 at the time of Susan Powell's disappearance, were beginning to tell their grandparents details about the night...
  • Clueless Komen Foundation Runs Up Against the Sacrament of Liberalism

    02/03/2012 12:06:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 3, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Susan G. Komen bunch, the Race for the Cure, whatever? They have caved big time to the feminazis at Planned Parenthood. It is stunning! Yesterday everybody was holding firm, and today Nancy Brinker who runs the Susan Komen group (I think it was her sister) made a big time cave. Biiiig time. Abortion is the sacrament to the religion of liberalism. Nobody is gonna mess with that money's flow. Nobody is gonna mess with that pile of money. Nobody's gonna mess with that at all. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to talk about this Susan G....
  • International help needed to find abducted children

    02/03/2012 7:38:04 AM PST · by republican4ever · 2 replies
    Sparsely Sage and Timely ^ | 01/30/2012 | David V. Mitchell
    A Guatemalan wife and mother of two, Cristina Siekavizza, went missing July 7. Authorities believe her husband murdered her, and Guatemalan news media have reported the English-speaking husband, Roberto Barreda de León, has probably fled to the United States.
  • email from VA Planned Parenthood, OPPOSING bill to stop taxpayer funded abortions (BARF ALERT)

    02/02/2012 9:58:53 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 2 replies
    VA Planned Parenthood email
    We are 23 days into the 2012 session of the Virginia General Assembly, and things are moving fast! Over the past few days, we've had some really awful legislation pass committees, including HB62. HB62 is an attempt to repeal Medicaid funding for abortion for women whose pregnancies have been diagnosed with severe fetal abnormalities. These cases are rare and often these pregnancies are very wanted by the families. HB62 will punish the poorest women of Virginia by adding a crippling financial impact to a devastating diagnosis. Please take action and let your Delegate know you OPPOSE HB62!
  • Amarillo missionary couple found slain south of Monterrey

    02/01/2012 4:05:41 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies
    KGBT ^ | 02/01/2012
    MEXICO CITY -- The U.S. Embassy in Mexico says two Americans have been slain outside the northern industrial city of Monterrey, an area plagued by drug violence. It identifies them as John and Wanda Casias. The embassy says the former Amarillo, Texas, couple's family has been notified and it is providing relatives consular services. The embassy hasn't confirmed reports that the killing happened Tuesday. Its statement provides no other details. Valerie Alirez in Greeley, Colo., is John Casias' eldest child. She says he and his wife were found dead Tuesday in Santiago, Nuevo Leon, by one of her brothers.
  • A Fast & Furious fib - Holes in Holder’s testimony?

    01/30/2012 3:09:59 PM PST · by opentalk · 13 replies
    nypost ^ | January 29, 2012 | Michael A. Walsh
    It’s not the crime, it’s the coverup, goes the old Washington cliché. In the case of the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal, it’s both. As Attorney General Eric Holder gets ready to face more congressional grilling Thursday, something’s clearly rotten at the Justice Department. The stench goes all the way to the top — to Holder. Friday, the feds disclosed documents that show that despite Holder’s claim during congressional testimony that he’d only learned of F&F “a few weeks” earlier (a claim later amended to “a couple of months”), he has known (or should have known) about it all along...
  • email from VA Planned Parenthood opposing SB 484 (BARF ALERT)

    01/29/2012 7:46:14 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 6 replies
    PP email
    Yesterday, the Senate Education & Health Committee passed Senate Bill 484, which would force women to have an ultrasound 24 hours prior to having an abortion for political—not medical—reasons. Your Senator is expected to vote on this bill early next week. Tell Your Senator: VOTE NO ON SENATE BILL 484! This bill is an intrusion into private, personal medical decisions that women should make in consultation with their physician. It and others like it are being pushed this year by opponents of women’s health in states all across the country. Mandatory ultrasounds and waiting periods are simply delay tactics that...
  • MURDER IN BETHANY: CARINA SAUNDERS

    01/27/2012 11:10:14 PM PST · by Rabin · 3 replies
    kfor.com ^ | December 21, 2011 | Adam Mertz
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- A key witness in a murder case fears for her life, according to her attorney. Oklahoma City attorney David Slane represents a woman who says she witnessed the brutal murder of Carina Saunders.
  • To the New York Times, calling for the murder of Jews [...]isn't news

    01/26/2012 6:55:18 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 2 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 1/26/2012 | Ed Koch
    In the Times of January 24 is an article headlined, "2 Palestinian Legislators Are Arrested in East Jerusalem Protest." The article reported, "Israel arrested two Palestinian legislators affiliated with Hamas as they staged a protest in the offices of the International Committee of the Red Cross in East Jerusalem on Monday, an act criticized by the Palestinian leadership as a blow to the first direct meetings between the Israeli and Palestinian sides in more than a year now underway in Jordan." Actually there were three men protesting: Muhammad Totah, a member of the Palestinian legislative council, Khaled Abu Arafeh, a...
  • Skakel seeks sentence reduction for Conn. murder

    01/24/2012 11:38:29 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 20 replies
    yahoo news/AP ^ | 1/24/12 | Dave Collins
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel on Tuesday again insisted on his innocence in a 1975 killing, as he pleaded with a three-judge panel to reduce his prison sentence of 20 years to life. Skakel's lawyer, Hubert Santos, argued in Middletown Superior Court that the sentence Skakel received after his 2002 murder conviction in the beating death of Martha Moxley when the two were teen neighbors in wealthy Greenwich was excessive. Santos repeated his claim, which has been rejected by other state courts, that Skakel should have been tried in juvenile court, where the maximum sentence for a...
  • Immigrant felon freed by Obama deportation halt -- went on to murder three

    01/22/2012 9:30:03 PM PST · by jakerobins · 12 replies
    When burglar Kesler Dufrene became a twice-convicted felon in 2006, a Bradenton judge shipped him to prison for five years. And because of his convictions, an immigration judge ordered Dufrene deported to his native Haiti. That never happened. Instead, when Dufrene’s state prison term was up, Miami immigration authorities in October 2010 released him from custody. Two months later, North Miami police say, he slaughtered three people, including a 15-year-old girl in a murder case that remains as baffling today as it did the afternoon the bodies were discovered.
  • Police end search for more body parts, reopen Hollywood hills park

    01/20/2012 4:41:23 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | January 20, 2012 | Alan Duke, Rosalina Nieves and Selin Darkalstanian
    Los Angeles police completed their biggest search in recent memory Friday, with 120 investigators scouring seven acres in the Hollywood hills looking for additional body parts of a man whose severed head, hands and feets were discovered earlier this week, authorities said. But the search, which began Tuesday, didn't find additional limbs or a torso, and detectives are continuing their investigation, police said Friday. "We have no updates of new body parts," said Cleon Joseph, a police spokesman. Upon concluding the hillside search, police Friday reopened Bronson Canyon Park beneath the Hollywood sign and urged hikers and other recreational visitors...
  • Federal prosecutor cites Fifth in ‘Fast and Furious’ probe (Is dam about to burst?)

    01/20/2012 9:36:48 AM PST · by milwguy · 32 replies
    wash times ^ | 01/19/2012 | jerry seper
    The chief of the criminal division in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Arizona has cited his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination in refusing on Friday to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in its ongoing investigation into the failed “Fast and Furious” gunrunning operation. Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican and committee chairman, said the prosecutor, Patrick J. Cunningham, had been subpoenaed by the committee to testify on Tuesday but his attorney notified the panel that Mr. Cunningham intended to exercise his right not to incriminate himself at his scheduled deposition. “The assertion of the Fifth Amendment by...
  • Chicago Goes Murder-Free ... for 24 Hours

    01/19/2012 8:54:46 PM PST · by LukeL · 20 replies
    NBC Chiago ^ | 1/19/2012 | Lisa Balde
    Here's something Chicagoans can celebrate. Or is it? Police Supt. Garry McCarthy announced Thursday the city of Chicago went 24 hours without a murder or shooting. Wednesday marked Chicago's first shooting- and murder-free day for almost a year. Early 2011 was the last time the city was this still, McCarthy said.
  • Man gets life sentence in 2011 violence spree

    01/18/2012 2:52:10 PM PST · by Thunderballer · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 18, 2012
    NEW YORK – A 24-year-old man who pleaded guilty to murder and other crimes in a violent stabbing rampage in New York City last winter was sentenced Wednesday to 200 years in prison during a hearing in which he hurled epithets at one of his victims and was told by the judge that he was a "sociopath." Maksim Gelman, born in Ukraine, pleaded guilty in November in Brooklyn to murder and other charges in the spree in February 2011, which included stabbing his stepfather and two others to death, fatally running down a pedestrian, stealing a car and attacking a...
  • Iranian Student Activist Shot to Death in Texas

    01/18/2012 1:42:00 PM PST · by EBH · 30 replies
    Yahoo/ABC ^ | 1/18/12 | CHRISTINA NG
    A Texas medical student well-known in her community as an Iranian activist was mysteriously shot and killed in her car, just yards from her home. Gelareh Bagherzadeh, 30, was driving through her Houston townhouse complex around midnight on Monday when she was shot dead through her car window. "When officers arrived, they found a vehicle had run into a garage door at that location with the engine running and tires spinning on the pavement. Ms. Bagherzadeh was found slumped over in the driver's seat," the Houston Police Department said in a statement. Authorities said nothing appeared to have been stolen...
  • Iranian Grad Student, Women's Civil Rights Activist Assassinated in Houston

    01/17/2012 4:44:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    http://networkedblogs.com/sOfEu ^ | 1/17/2012 | Pamela Geller
    This is chilling. This is in Texas. Iranian grad student, activist killed in Houston KSAT News (hat tip Armaros) HOUSTON - A woman whom Houston police described as an activist on behalf of Iranian women's civil rights was found shot dead at the wheel of her car after it crashed into a townhouse garage. Houston police said the shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. Monday in a posh development near the Galleria. According to investigators, someone walked up to the passenger's side of 30-year-old Gelareh Bagherzadeh's car and shot her in the head. Bagherzadeh's body was found inside her running car,...