Originally posted on The Last Refuge:
[…] Green, according to the sheriff’s report, first told cops that “he did not know anything about what had happened in the store and that he did not know anyone involved.” (link)
MACON, Ga. — Authorities in central Georgia say up to 50 teenagers bent on destruction raced into a Wal-Mart in Macon, smashing merchandise and causing an estimated $2,000 in damage.
Bibb County sheriff’s officials say some of the young people snatched a man from a motorized shopping cart and dragged him to the floor during the rampage around 2 a.m. Sunday.
Sheriff’s officials said one of the teens later told a Wal-Mart employee the goal was to see how much damage they could cause. Sheriff’s officials say floors were coated with broken merchandise.
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Originally posted on End Stand Your Ground:
Where is the line separating self-defense from vigilantism?
New York is not a “stand your ground” state, meaning that a person has a duty to retreat from a threat if possible, before using deadly force. But this story proves you can still chase after and kill an unarmed person in a crowded subway station and get away with it, in a public shooting that is shocking, even by New York standards.
On Tuesday, March 10, 2015 electricians Gilbert Drogheo, 32 and Joscelyn Evering, 28, were headed home from work, strapping on a crowded subway to Brooklyn. As 69 year-old Willie Groomes, an ex-prison guard (who retired in 1993) with a gun permit, tried to walk between the pair to get on the subway, one of the younger men addressed him with the slang, “my nigger,” according to reports. Groomes replied, “I’m not your nigger.”
“They (Drogheo and Evering) were talking mad trash,” a witness…
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Originally posted on CBS Baltimore:
BALTIMORE (AP) — Police in Baltimore report that 14 people have been shot in the city since Sunday night.
Police announced Tuesday that that four people were shot in a two-hour span overnight. That comes after a string of eight shootings around the city starting Sunday night, including two double shootings about a half hour apart on Monday evening. Earlier Sunday, two men were killed in separate incidents.
Police reported that at least two victims were in grave condition, but others did not appear to have life-threatening injuries.
It’s not clear whether any of the cases are related.
Violence has increased in Baltimore since the death of Freddie Gray sparked unrest, with a 46 percent increase in homicides and an 87 percent increase in shootings compared to the same time last year.
(Copyright 2015 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Watch Hillary Video On Abortion: ‘Deep-Seated Cultural Codes, Religious Beliefs And Structural Biases Have To Be Changed’
Originally posted on Downriver Activism & Empathy:
I know there is nothing Hillary Clinton or anyone else can say that will ever make me change my religious beliefs, my belief in the sanctity of life, or my moral or ethical standards, and I’m pretty positive most people feel the same way as I do. Try as they may with their hypocritical words, their mandated laws, and their desire to control, the last I heard a democracy is:
- a form of government in which people choose leaders by voting (so keep this in mind when you go to the polls. Know who you are voting for and what they stand for. Look at their actions, check out the ways they voted or stood on various issues in the past, and most of all do not depend on their words alone. Did they believe one way and then switched positions because they thought they could get more votes?)
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Originally posted on Aletho News:
Salt Lake City – The Utah Fraternal Order of Police hosted an event for more than 70 law enforcement agencies. The local media dutifully touted it as a way to reduce violence and some form of community outreach, apparently they didn’t examine the message very closely. The propaganda effort is, unsurprisingly, being conducted in a state where cops kill more people than drug dealers or gang bangers. It’s being conducted in a city that had a DA elected after promises of holding police to account for their actions. There has not been a single conviction.
The premise behind the program is as Stalinesque as they come. The advertising for the program paints it as something that helps officers and the community step into each other’s shoes. However, rather than address the fact that officers consistently use excessive force, it’s…
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