NOLA Pelicans guard Dejean-Jones dead after being shot breaking into wrong home

1464483357254Dejean-Jones was visiting his girlfriend in Dallas for his daughter’s first birthday, which was Saturday, according to Nichols. He said the girlfriend returned to the apartment first while Dejean-Jones went for a walk after they had gone out.  “He went to the wrong apartment unfortunately and I think he thought his girlfriend locked him out, so he was knocking on the door, banging on the door, it’s locked,” Nichols told the Associated Press. “So one thing led to another.’

Sources told ESPN that Dejean-Jones was involved in an argument with the child’s mother before the shooting...no charges have been filed against the apartment resident. Under Texas law, a person is allowed to use deadly force to defend themselves in their home….Source: Bryce Dejean-Jones dies after gunshot wound

Dallas Police Senior Cpl. DeMarquis Black said in a statement a man living inside the apartment was sleeping when he heard his front door getting kicked opened. As Dejean-Jones tried to break into the bedroom, the man retrieved a handgun and fired shots at Dejean-Jones….

TracyvFAU — Civil Rights Case Garners National Media Coverage

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The James Tracy Legal Defense Fund‘s activities have come to fruition in a very significant way. As may MHB readers already know, James Tracy v. FAU et al. was filed in United States District Court on April 25, 2016. The case has thus far been covered by an array of national media, including CBS, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Newsweek, and Inside Higher Ed. 

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ANOTHER National Monument?

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From Oregon Live:

Another Oregon standoff? Sheriff warns lawmakers over Owyhee Canyonlands Plan

SALEM — Sparks flew Monday during a hearing attended by ranchers and environmentalists in the state Capitol on a proposal to turn 2.5 million acres of canyonlands and desert in southeastern Oregon into a federally protected monument.

Cattlemen said their livelihoods could be threatened.

Malheur County Sheriff Brian Wolfe told a panel of state lawmakers that he was worried… More…

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EU Passed Tax ID Numbers for Everyone

The EU is laying the groundwork for everyone in Europe to be given a new tax ID number in preparation for moving to electronic money. They are using a National Insurance number pretense to disguise the real objective. This scheme was passed by the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee last week. This is another step in the federalization of Europe and even the British will have to comply. Naturally, nobody will report this in Britain because it obviously calls for a European Taxpayer Identification Number to keep track of every EU citizen, which include the British. The actual the European Commission text reads:

“Proper identification of taxpayers is essential to effective exchange of information between tax administrations. The creation of European Taxpayer Identification Number (EU TIN) would provide the best means for this identification. It would allow any third party to quickly…  Source: EU Passed Tax ID Numbers for Everyone

More than 700 refugees feared drowned off Italy

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The UN refugee agency said more than 700 refugees may have drowned in three Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days.

Spring weather has led to a surge of people attempting the perilous crossing from Africa to Europe.

It is now a key migration route since a deal curbed numbers sailing to Greece.

Carlotta Sami, a spokeswoman for UNHCR, told the Associated Press news agency by phone an estimated 100 people were missing from a smugglers’ boat that capsised on Wednesday.

She said about 550 others were missing from the boat that sank on Thursday.

Refugees said that boat, which was carrying about 670 people, did not have an engine and was being towed by another smuggling boat before it capsised.

About 25 people survived the incident, 79 others were rescued by patrol boats, and 15 bodies were recovered.

Italy’s southern islands are the…

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16-year-old girl missing for nearly a week, police say | NJ.com

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PERTH AMBOY — Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 16-year-old girl who has been seen in nearly a week, according to a statement from police on Saturday.

Dazhane Jackson was last seen in Perth Amboy on May 23, police said in the statement.

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