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  • Trump: Obama calls some immigrants "gang-bangers" -- where's the outcry?

    07/02/2015 5:37:33 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 28 replies
    The Rebel ^ | July 2, 2015 | The Rebel Staff
    Donald Trump is not the most cautious speaker in the Republican presidential primary field. The Donald speaks his mind -- and it is this personality trait that often lands the red-topped billionaire in political, and often legal, hot water. The outspoken real estate mogul, whose net worth is currently valued at US$4.1 billion, has most recently been on the receiving end of a torrent of criticism over comments suggesting Mexican immigrants are “rapists” and drug dealers. Speaking at the New York launch of his presidential run on June 16, Mr. Trump said: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending...
  • Obama Taking His Family to Selma; Remembers Trayvon Martin at WH Event

    02/27/2015 8:25:32 PM PST · by PROCON · 52 replies ^ | Feb. 27, 2015 | Susan Jones
    ( - "Next week, Michelle and I and the girls will be traveling to Selma to pay tribute, not just as a president or a first lady or as African Americans, but as Americans -- to those who changed the course of history at the Edmund Pettus Bridge," President Obama told a gathering at the White House on Thursday. Obama mentioned the "legends and giants of the civil rights movement" as well as "the countless American heroes" who aren't named in the history books, all of whom marched and sang and organized "to change this country for the better." He...
  • Michael Brown remembered as a 'gentle giant' [Media Hype over St. Louis Teen?]

    08/12/2014 6:45:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 76 replies
    ....Brown, 18, died Saturday after a Ferguson police officer shot him multiple times outside an apartment complex. Brown was two days from starting class at Vatterott College. Close friends had been packing up and departing for schools such as Kansas State University and Arkansas Baptist University on sports scholarships. “Everyone else wanted to be a football player, a basketball player,” said Gerard Fuller, who had known Brown since second grade at Pine Lawn Elementary School. “He wanted to own his own business. He’d say, ‘Let’s make something out of nothing.’”.... “It hurt so bad to get that phone call,” Jenkins...
  • Trayvon Martin’s Marijuana Usage Made Him Violent Against George Zimmerman?

    06/25/2014 3:53:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | June 24, 2014
    Did Trayvon Martin’s marijuana usage make him violent against George Zimmerman? Some reports are posing that controversial question now that marijuana legalization is quickly spreading across America. But while some police officers may support that contentious message others believe the controversy over Trayvon Martin, gun control, and drugs does not match up with the facts. In a related report by The Inquisitr, George Zimmerman’s lawsuit claims NBC employees purposefully edited the audio recordings of him talking to the 911 dispatcher in order to make it sound like the Hispanic man was racially profiling Trayvon. Whether or not Martin is a...
  • Homeowner: 2 teens shot were 'vermin,' not human

    04/24/2014 11:07:12 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 214 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 23, 2014 | Associated Press
    LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — A Minnesota man who killed two teenagers who broke into his home can be heard on an audio recording talking to himself for hours after the shooting and at one point, apparently describing the slain teens as "vermin." Byron Smith, of Little Falls, faces first-degree premeditated murder charges in the deaths of 18-year-old Haile Kifer and 17-year-old Nick Brady on Thanksgiving Day in 2012. Smith, 65, claimed he was defending himself and feared for his life after several break-ins at his home. Prosecutors, though, say Smith planned the killings. They say he sat in a chair...
  • Surveillance camera captures the moment mother opens fire on home invaders with rifle

    02/19/2014 2:16:24 PM PST · by matt04 · 97 replies
    This is the dramatic moment a mother-of-two opened fire with an assault rifle on intruders who tried to smash their way into her home. The woman took action after three hooded individuals kicked down the door of her Detroit home on Monday night where she lives with her two young children. She fired off rounds in a bid to deter the would-be burglars, later saying she 'didn't have time to get scared'. The unnamed mother told WXYZ Detroit: 'I let them know I had a gun once they were in the house and they challenged me and said "no you...
  • White couple brutally beaten by black mob in New Orleans

    09/02/2013 5:25:26 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 127 replies
    Examiner ^ | 8/29/2013
    On Saturday, a couple walking through the French Quarter was severely beaten in what appears to be yet another act of violence, motivated by racism. Around 6 a.m., the couple was approached by three young black men near the intersection of Iberville and Dauphine Streets. The suspects quickly surrounded the couple and without warning, physically assaulted both of them, according to police. The Times-Picayune reported: The woman was punched in the mouth, police said, and her male companion was struck several times by the group. The man was beaten so badly that his jaw broke, requiring him to be hospitalized...
  • Girl, 12, Shot and Killed Inside Miami Gardens Home [Trayvon's City, Victim Won't Get Ebony Cover]

    08/15/2013 3:02:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 8/15/13
    A 12-year-old girl was killed and her grandmother injured in a shooting in Miami Gardens late Wednesday night. The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. in the area of 42nd Ave and 201st Street when a gunman or gunmen opened fire on a home, Miami Gardens Police spokesman Det. Mike Wright said. According to Wright, officers discovered the girl shot inside the home. She was later pronounced dead at the scene.
  • Skittles and Iced Tea? Or Purple Drank?

    08/06/2013 12:46:43 PM PDT · by Hugin · 45 replies ^ | July 19, 2013
    As previously stated, Trayvon Martin have felt sufficiently paranoid to lash out violently in the way Zimmerman and witnesses claim. This is important because a street drug that is popular in the young urban community known as Purple Drank or Lean produces those very side effects — agitation and paranoia. Purple Drank or Lean is a cocktail that is created by mixing Robitussin or other over-the-counter cough medicines with — yes — Skittles and Arizona Watermelon Juice, the same flavor of tea Trayvon Martin was carrying that night.
  • Bill Whittle Shares The Truth and Facts About Trayvon Martin

    07/21/2013 2:40:35 PM PDT · by yorkie · 32 replies
    VIDEO ^ | 7/21/13 | Bill Whittle
    Bill Whittle examines the death of Trayvon Martin and trial of George Zimmerman. Is the acquittal of Zimmerman one of the great civil rights injustices of our time? Find out.
  • Dayton says Trayvon Martin case strengthens his resolve on gun laws(America's dumbest governor?)

    07/18/2013 11:23:47 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-17-13 | Administration Propaganda
    Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday that the Florida case involving Trayvon Martin's death in a scuffle with a neighborhood watch volunteer has stiffened his opposition to efforts to expand cases where lethal force is presumed legitimate. Dayton commented on last weekend's acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Martin in 2012. Dayton said while he isn't privy to evidence jurors in the case saw, he personally believes Zimmerman "went way beyond what was called for in the situation." He tied the case to proposals recently before lawmakers to expand Minnesota's stand-your-ground law in which people can use...
  • Ted Nugent: ‘Dope Smoking, Racist Gangsta Wannabe’ Trayvon Martin Took ‘Violent Route’ And Was Shot

    07/17/2013 1:13:28 PM PDT · by lbryce · 35 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 15, 2013 | Andew Kirell
    n a column for conservative website Rare, musician and activist Ted Nugent reflected upon the acquittal of George Zimmerman by expressing his belief that the case was “cut and dried self-defense” because “dope smoking, racist gangsta wannabe” Trayvon Martin took the “violent route” and was then killed by the defendant. “Based on all evidence available to them, the professional law enforcement officers did not hold George Zimmerman on charges later that night. They saw it for what it was: cut and dried self-defense,” Nugent wrote: “And so it was for a few weeks until the race-baiting industry saw an opportunity...
  • It wasn't just Skittles Trayvon was carrying

    07/16/2013 5:43:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    WND ^ | 7/16/13 | Andrea Shea King
    Twitter was in meltdown when the verdict came Saturday night in the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin trial. Facebookers like this one were among many writing their fair share of posts on the trial and its outcome. One online site in particular captured considerable attention – well over 100,000 visits a day and a public post-trial thank-you from Robert Zimmerman, father of the younger Zimmerman: “I have thanked Mark Omara and Don West. Now I would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to you, our friends at CTH.” The Conservative Treehouse (aka “CTH” and “The Last Refuge”) earned Zimmerman’s grateful acknowledgement because...
  • Trayvon Martin, Skittles and the PCP-Like “DXM” ”Watermelon Lean

    07/16/2013 5:12:53 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 22 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | 7-14-2013 | Doug Ross
    National media ignored some of the most significant aspects of the tragic Martin-Zimmerman case, among them Martin's suspected involvement with burglary, PCP-like drug cocktails, and/or drug dealing. Burglary Tools: (SNIP) Trayvon Martin was on his third suspension from school [and t]here is evidence Trayvon Martin had burglarized homes and/or school lockers: (SNIP)Drug Use:There are a series of compelling articles on the web that describe Martin's alleged abuse of a powerful, home-made PCP-like drug called "Lean" (also known as "Skittles"). Its reported side-effects can include breaks with reality, extreme paranoia and fits of violence.One of the most painstakingly documented summaries is...
  • Freep a Poll!(Was justice served in the George Zimmerman trial?)

    07/14/2013 6:10:02 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 30 replies ^ | 7-14-13 | LA Daily News
    Sunday's Poll Was justice served in the George Zimmerman trial? Yes No
  • Trayvon's Skittles, Arizona Iced Tea and something called 'Purple Drank'

    07/14/2013 1:18:44 PM PDT · by blueyon · 61 replies
    Examiner ^ | 7/13/13 | Timothy Whiteman
    Media speculation as well as internet buzz are openly querying if Trayvon Martin's purchase of Skittles and Arizona Watermelon Fruit Cocktail Juice on the night he died were just to satisfy a young man's sweet tooth or were they two of the three ingredients in a dangerous codeine-based concoction, as reported by the pop culture news portal on July 12, 2013. Martin has been portrayed by his supporters as an innocent youth armed with nothing more than a bag of Skittles candy and a can of Arizona Iced Tea on the night he was killed by neighborhood watch captain...
  • Day 16 (Week #4) Zimmerman Trial – Witness Discussion Thread

    07/01/2013 5:17:35 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 1,751 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 1, 2013 | Sundance
    Today, July 1st, is DAY #16 (of 4th week) State of Florida V. George Zimmerman case. Last week the prosecution feebly presented the first series of witnesses against George Zimmerman. However, as most observers would note, the witnesses called by the state have so far been more beneficial for the Zimmerman Self-Defense position.
  • VA:Robber attacked by sub shop employees during failed robbery

    06/30/2013 3:46:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 28 June, 2013 | Becca Mitchell and Mike Mather
    Virginia Beach, Va. – Virginia Beach Police are searching for a man who was allegedly attacked by several employees of a Jersey Mikes when they discovered he was attempting to rob the business. Officers arrived at the Jersey Mikes located at 5701 Burton Station Road and found that the masked man had entered the store, approached one of the employees and assaulted him. The employees felt that they were going to be robbed so they “attacked” the man. “I hit him with the mop stick, broom stick, whatever. And we started wrestling around. And I am telling the other employee...
  • Black legal scholar says conflict-of-interest could earn Zimmerman a new trial

    06/24/2013 11:37:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 24, 2013 | Patrick Howley, Investigative Reporter
    A prominent African-American legal scholar is criticizing the prosecution’s tactics in the trial of half-Latino neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, and says that a conflict-of-interest in the case could earn Zimmerman a re-trial if he is convicted. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for shooting unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012. Zimmerman, whose fate will be decided by an all-female jury in Florida, claims he feared for his life and shot Martin after a violent fistfight. “I think the prosecution clearly believes the all-female jury is not going to be interested in the law or the facts of the case,” Horace...
  • The parents of George Zimmerman's attacker whine before cameras for 1,000,000th time

    06/24/2013 5:43:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Anyone catch the ambulance chasing lawyer and his clients? Miami liberal news just covered it with the usual emotional bs. Crump asserted that George Zimmerman's attacker had no "blood on his hands" and no DNA that belonged to George Zimmerman under his if THAT were the standard by which to judge whether the victim George Zimmerman was under attack.
  • Team Trayvon's Big Lie [Witness #8, Saint Skittles' "Girlfriend"]

    05/14/2013 4:16:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/13/13 | Jack Cashill
    ... "She connects the dots," Crump told the media excitedly. "She completely blows Zimmerman's absurd defense claim out of the water." According to Crump, the heavy-set, twenty-eight year old "loose cannon" had no intention of going back to his truck. He pursued Martin and shot him down. Dee Dee heard it all. The witnesses confirmed her testimony. Cried the outraged Crump at the end of his presentation, "Arrest George Zimmerman for the killing of Trayvon Martin in cold blood today." Crump got his point across. Gutman headlined his piece on, "Trayvon Martin's Last Phone Call Triggers Demand for Arrest...
  • Task Force recommends keeping 'Stand Your Ground' law

    02/22/2013 10:45:29 AM PST · by rarestia · 3 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | Friday, February 22, 2013 | Staff
    The Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection released its final report on the controversial "Stand Your Ground" law -- and it recommends that it should not be overturned. The Task Force delivered their final report Friday morning to the Office of the Florida Senate President, Office of the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and the Executive Office of the Governor. "The Task Force concurs with the core belief that all persons, regardless of citizenship status, have a right to feel safe and secure in our state. To that end, all persons who are conducting themselves in a...
  • Advantage Obama in hunt for 270 electoral votes

    10/28/2012 7:01:43 PM PDT · by SmithL · 64 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/28/12 | THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press
    AMES, Iowa (AP) — President Barack Obama is poised to eke out a victory in the race for the 270 electoral votes needed to win re-election, having beaten back Republican Mitt Romney's attempts to convert momentum from the debates into support in all-important Ohio, according to an Associated Press analysis a week before Election Day. While the Democratic incumbent has the upper hand in the electoral vote hunt, Romney has pulled even, or is slightly ahead, in polling in a few pivotal states, including Florida and Virginia. The Republican challenger also appears to have the advantage in North Carolina, the...
  • Strip mall casino patron shoots would-be robbers multiple times

    07/17/2012 1:02:25 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 48 replies
    wftv ^ | 7-16-12
    MARION COUNTY, Fla. — An elderly patron at a strip mall casino in Marion County shot two men who attempted to rob the place, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office. According to investigators, two men burst into the Palms Internet Cafe on State Road 200 in Ocala on Friday afternoon. A sheriff's report said that one of the men was carrying a baseball bat, the other had a gun.
  • Obama Green-Tech Program That Backed Solyndra Struggles To Create Jobs

    06/08/2012 1:25:23 PM PDT · by Windflier · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 14, 2011 | Carol D. Leonnig and Steven Mufson
    Obama green-tech program that backed Solyndra struggles to create jobs A $38.6 billion loan guarantee program that the Obama administration promised would create or save 65,000 jobs has created just a few thousand jobs two years after it began, government records show. The program — designed to jump-start the nation’s clean technology industry by giving energy companies access to low-cost, government-backed loans — has directly created 3,545 new, permanent jobs after giving out almost half the allocated amount, according to Energy Department tallies. President Obama has made “green jobs” a showcase of his recovery plan, vowing to foster new jobs,...
  • Missing baby found dead; Father in custody [Unarmed Black Infant Murdered, No Protest By Sharpton]

    06/02/2012 4:28:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 6/2/12
    A missing 1-month-old boy is found dead in a car, and his father is taken into police custody, the Broward Sheriff's Office said Friday. An Amber Alert was issued Friday for 1-month-old Josiah Saintil, whom police believe was abducted by his father, Janus Saintil, 24, of Deerfield Beach, on Thursday.
  • DC Elamentry School To Hold Trayvon Martin Day (Barf Barf)

    05/25/2012 8:34:16 AM PDT · by geege · 32 replies
    A D.C. elementary school has declared Friday “Trayvon Martin Day.”
  • Evidence photos show bloodied Zimmerman, gun, more

    05/17/2012 8:14:15 PM PDT · by RightFighter · 157 replies
    WFTV ^ | 5-17-2012 | WFTV
    A treasure trove of evidence was released today in the Zimmerman case. Please make special note of the embroidery on the back of Zimmerman's sweatshirt. Love it!
  • WTVJ Fires Reporter Jeff Burnside for Allegedly Editing Trayvon Martin 911 Tape

    04/25/2012 7:58:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 90 replies ^ | 4/25/12
    You won’t hear it anywhere else but here – insiders have told us WTVJ reporter Jeff Burnside was fired last Friday for allegedly editing the Trayvon Martin 911 tape, the same tape NBC aired on ‘Today’ in early April. Allegedly, his firing wasn’t announced internally and so far there is no information whether NBC made a conclusion if the edit was misleading on purpose or if it was an oversight.
  • George Zimmerman Releases Statement, Speaking for First Time About Trayvon Martin Case

    04/09/2012 7:29:23 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 90 replies
    After weeks of silence and seclusion, George Zimmerman has released a public statement about the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, referring to incident as a "life altering event," on his website, In a statement on the site, which Zimmerman's attorneys have confirmed to ABC News belongs to him, the 28-year-old wrote, "As a result of the incident and subsequent media coverage, I have been forced to leave my home, my school, my employer, my family, and ultimately my entire life."
  • Catawba County man pleads guilty in killing and mutilation [Skittles]

    04/01/2012 12:37:30 AM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 10 replies ^ | Feb 24, 2012 | Meghan Cooke
    The 19-year-old man accused of killing his Catawba County roommate and mutilating his body with an ax will spend up to 20 years in prison. The 2011 Valentine's Day killing was discovered after Michael Joseph Anderson called 911 and told a dispatcher he'd overdosed on Mucinex DM and then killed his roommate, Stephen Starr, 36, the Catawba County Sheriff's Office said. Anderson pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Thursday in Catawba County Superior Court. He was sentenced to about 16 to 20 years in prison. After receiving a chilling 911 call detailing the killing, officers arrived at Starr's home, south of...
  • New Details Emerge Showing George Zimmerman Wasn't Defending Himself When He Shot Trayvon Martin

    03/18/2012 4:35:27 PM PDT · by redreno · 69 replies · 5+ views ^ | Tue, 03/13/2012 - 14:00 | newdesk
    According to new details, Sanford police are being accused of altering the statements of witnesses to the incident when Trayvon Martin was shot by neighborhood crime watch captain George Zimmerman. 17 year old Trayvon Martin has been walking back from a local 7-11 with snacks for himself and his father in Sanford during the NBA All Star Game on Feb 26th, when he was following by a car being driven by George Zimmerman, who did call the police non-emergency number to report a suspicious person. According the the recordings, Zimmerman stated the person was suspicious because he was wearing a...
  • Obama aides say stimulus saved millions of jobs

    07/14/2010 8:52:38 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 47 replies · 1+ views ^ | July 14, 2010 |
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Aides to U.S. President Barack Obama will aim on Wednesday to lift sagging confidence in their economic leadership by arguing that their policies are creating millions of jobs and spurring private investment. A report to be released at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT) will estimate that Obama's $862 billion economic stimulus package, which passed last year, has saved or created 3 million jobs and is on track to meet its goal of 3.5 million jobs by the end of this year.
  • Advanta to cease new credit card lending(credit card crisis starting)

    05/13/2009 9:14:40 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 1,245+ views
    AP ^ | 05/12/09
    Advanta to cease new credit card lending Advanta plans to cease new credit card lending as it battles losses; shares fall On Tuesday May 12, 2009, 10:20 am EDT SPRING HOUSE, Pa. (AP) -- Advanta Corp. said late Monday it will shut down its credit card lending operations next month as it battles surging loan losses. Shares tumbled more than 6 percent, losing 7 cents to $1.06 in early trading Tuesday. Shares have dropped 88 percent over the past 12 months.
  • Mittal (Steel) to lay off 980 at Indiana Harbor plant (ALSO Closing Georgetown "Indefinately")

    05/13/2009 3:30:11 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies · 2,557+ views
    Gary Post-Tribune ^ | 5-13-09 | Gary Post-Tribune
    EAST CHICAGO — ArcelorMittal officials have announced plans to layoff nearly 1,000 workers at the steelmaker’s Indiana Harbor plant. Company officials announced a “mass layoff” at the Flat Carbon facility, where the steelmaker recently idled the No. 4 blast furnace, a letter to local union leaders states. Workers will be laid off “for an indefinite period of time during the 14-day period commencing on July 12, 2009,” a letter to United Steelworkers Local 1011 from General Manager Mark Whalen states. The sagging economy, particularly the deep slump in auto manufacturing, has caused steep declines in demand for steel — less...
  • School clears kids in contraband candy caper

    03/13/2008 7:02:12 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 46 replies · 7,591+ views ^ | March 13, 2008
    NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (AP) -- School officials have decided to go light on an eighth-grader caught with contraband candy in New Haven, Connecticut. Michael Sheridan, an eighth-grade honors student who was suspended for a day, barred from attending an honors dinner and stripped of his title as class vice president after he was caught with a bag of Skittles candy in school will get his student council post back, school officials said. Superintendent Reginald Mayo said in a statement late Wednesday that he and principal Eleanor Turner met with student Michael's parents and that Turner decided to clear the boy's...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW,” Live Thread – Wednesday, March 12, 2008

    03/12/2008 2:27:49 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 533 replies · 3,958+ views
    Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Will we hear… Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Conn. Student Suspended For Buying Candy In School

    03/12/2008 12:12:14 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 66 replies · 1,565+ views
    WCBSTV | AP ^ | 3/12/08
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Contraband candy has led to big trouble for an eighth-grade honors student. Michael Sheridan was stripped of his title as class vice president, barred from attending an honors student dinner and suspended for a day after buying a bag of Skittles from a classmate. The New Haven school system banned candy sales in 2003 as part of a district-wide school wellness policy, said school spokeswoman Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo. Shelli Sheridan, Michael's mother, said he is a top student with no previous disciplinary problems. "It's too much. It's too unfair," she said. "He's never even had a...
  • Texas Man Charged in Skittles Heist

    05/14/2007 8:56:47 PM PDT · by jdm · 12 replies · 1,264+ views
    AP via Forbes ^ | May 14, 2007
    A little candy can add up to a rainbow of trouble. A man caught removing tires from a truck has been charged with stealing the tractor-trailer containing $250,000 worth of Skittles, police said. Seven pallets of the 28 in the truck are still missing, authorities said. Alan Chavez, 22, has been charged with first-degree felony theft. It was unclear Monday whether he had a lawyer. Chavez said he had paid someone else $500 for the truck's rims and tires, police said. The truck has an estimated value of $85,000, and the trailer's value is $30,000. (This version CORRECTS that the...
  • Stoned on Cold Medicine:Teens Are Abusing Over-the-Counter Cold Pills to Get High

    01/11/2004 7:00:43 AM PST · by Hillary's Lovely Legs · 15 replies · 2,090+ views
    Jan. 9 — Parents have their hands full trying to keep kids away from alcohol, smoking and drugs. Now there's yet another substance that teens are using to get high — legally. They're taking big doses of ordinary cold medicine. Watch John Stossel's full report on kids abusing Coricidin tonight on 20/20. A group of kids who spoke to ABCNEWS said they were using Coricidin HBP Cough and Cold Pills to get stoned. The ingredient that gives kids a high is dextromethorphan, or DXM. It suppresses coughs safely, but in large amounts it produces a chemical imbalance in the brain...