Courthouse News – by RYAN KOCIAN
AUSTIN, Texas (CN) – An Austin policeman shot four times “point blank” into the windshield of a waitress fleeing a late-night attack from drunks on a “crowded and boisterous” street, then arrested her and impounded her car for 10 months, the woman claims in court.
Gwendolyn Daniels sued Officer Robert Krummel and the City of Austin in Federal Court on Monday for excessive force, unlawful arrest and conversion.
Daniels claims she had just finished her late night shift as a server at the Coyote Ugly bar when she tried to leave the barricaded East 6th Street area in her vehicle.
As she did so, she says, “several drunken patrons from the nearby bars” attacked her vehicle. It was about 2:20 a.m., Oct. 20, 2013. Continue reading
Information Clearing House – by Spencer Ackerman
Obama admistration must justify suppression of never-before-seen photographs depicting US military torture of detainees
The photographs discussed in court on Tuesday are said to be even more disturbing than the infamous prison photos from Abu Ghraib. Photograph: Khalid Mohammed/AP
October 22, 2014 “ICH” – “The Guardian” – The Obama administration has until early December to detail its reasons for withholding as many as 2,100 graphic photographs depicting US military torture of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, a federal judge ordered on Tuesday. Continue reading
Coloradoan – by Josie Sexton
Three weeks shy of opening his newest Illegal Pete’s in Old Town Fort Collins, restaurant owner Pete Turner came to Fort Collins on Wednesday to listen to a crowd of concerned residents who asked that he change his business’ name.
The Boulder-based restaurant with six locations in Boulder and Denver is modeled after Mexican food from San Francisco’s Mission District, specifically over-sized burritos. The name Illegal Pete’s, Turner said, is a literary reference to a bar in a novel he read as an English major in Boulder. “Pete” also refers to his own name and his father’s. When he started the restaurant in 1995, Turner hoped the name would be ambiguous enough to spark people’s interest, perhaps referring to counterculture activity. Continue reading
The Stir – by Ericka Sóuter
This story is horrifying on so many levels. First off, it’s hard to believe that a 10-year-old would be capable of beating an elderly person to death. But that is just the crime that Tristen Kurilla is accused of. The second shocking aspect of this story is that now his parents don’t want him back. They reportedly would rather have the poor, troubled child behind bars awaiting trial than with them.
Kurilla was charged as an adult after killing a 90-year-old woman who was being cared for by his grandfather in Damascus Township, Pennsylvania. The reason? He asked her a question and she reportedly yelled at him. That is what set this kid off. It’s as shocking as it is frightening, to be sure. Continue reading
Royal Oak Patch – by Beth Dalbey
Jordan Browne, one of the hosts of Michigan Out-of-Doors Television, knew the story of 11-year-old Gavin Dingman’s feat in the woods – he bagged a rare 12-point albino buck with a crossbow – would blow up the moment he posted it.
A seasoned outdoorsman and journalist who is acting at the Dingman family’s spokesman, Browne also knew comments would turn more vicious the farther outside of Michigan readers lived. But in an age of social media, the post reached more people than even he imagined, circulating around the globe. Continue reading
Godfather of Politics – by Gary DeMar
In an interview with the New Yorker, President Obama said he thinks “the Equal Protection Clause [of the U.S. Constitution] does guarantee same-sex marriage in all 50 states.” He better think again.
It seems that every new law that’s being imposed on us is built on the foundation of the Fourteenth Amendment, the most litigated part of the Constitution. It’s a legal wax nose easily shaped to fit every liberal cause.
Any group, real, imagined, or manufactured can appeal to the Fourteenth Amendment for the creation of a new set of rights. Continue reading
The Florida Times-Union – by Dan Scanlan
Eighteen Jacksonville parents have been arrested on warrants charging them with repeatedly failing to send their children to school as 26 others are being sought, according to the State Attorney’s Office.
The 44 truancy cases involve children who missed a combined 6,558 days in the last three school years. In one case a child had missed 239 days since 2011 and is now a 9-year-old first-grader, according to prosecutors. Continue reading
Political Outcast – by Mark Horne
Barack Obama’s last three Presidential vacations cost $6.2 million.
As a friend made me think, when he sent me this story, if this man ever opens his mouth again about “income inequality” and “economic injustice,” someone needs to tell him to shut up. A Secret Service agent would be perfect. The next two years can’t be over soon enough. I’m sure he’ll add another $5-$10-million to this obscene bill to shove down our throats before he’s done. Continue reading
The Economic Collapse – by Michael Snyder
Do you trust the news media? Do you believe that the information that they are giving you is true and accurate? If you answered yes to either of those questions, that places you in a steadily shrinking minority. Yes, on average Americans watch approximately 153 hours of television a month, but for their news they are increasingly turning to alternative sources of information such as this website. Big news channels such as CNN, MSNBC and Fox News are losing hordes of viewers, and they are desperately searching for answers. Things have gotten so bad at CNN that they have been forced to lay off hundreds of workers. The mainstream media is slowly dying, but they will never admit it. They are still convinced that they can find some way to turn this around and regain the trust of the American people. But it simply is not going to happen. The following are 10 things about the U.S. news media that they do not want you to know… Continue reading
TOKYO —Japanese prosecutors must decide this month whether to charge former Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) executives for their handling of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, in a process that could drag the operator of the stricken nuclear plant into criminal court.
The judicial review is unlikely to see TEPCO executives go to jail, legal experts say, but rehashing details of the meltdowns and explosions that followed an earthquake and tsunami will cast a harsh light on the struggling utility and will not help Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s unpopular effort to restart Japan’s nuclear reactors. Continue reading
MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, Manhattan (PIX11) — After a long uphill battle, late-comedian George Carlin finally got his due getting a section of West 121st Street in his old neighborhood of Morningside Heights re-named in his honor.
As family and supporters know all too well, the tribute didn’t materialize overnight.
Carlin, known for his crude standup, would sometimes target religion as well as nearby Corpus Cristi Church – the same church he attended as a child. Continue reading
Infowars – by Kurt Nimmo
Breitbart Texas has received a leaked internal bulletin warning that ISIS will attack law enforcement in the United States.
The document dated October, 2014 was issued by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. It is titled, “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and Its Supporters Encouraging Attacks Against Law Enforcement and Government Personnel” and is marked as unclassified and for official use only. Continue reading
CBS New York
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Officials on Thursday were looking into a possible Ebola case in New York City.
Sources tell CBS 2 EMS crews picked up Dr. Craig Spencer just after noon Thursday.
Sources told 1010 WINS he was rushed from a building on West 147th Street. Continue reading
21st Century Wire
Uncanny timing. Just as the book on Ebola is closed, suddenly, a new chapter on ISIS is open. Have intelligence agencies finally dragged Canada into the ‘War on Terror’?
This morning, the Canadian Parliament building located in the capitol of Ottawa, was reported to have been besieged by a Canadian citizen – a ‘lone wolf gunman’ named Michael Zehaf-Bibeau (pictured below). Continue reading
Sent to us by the author, Robert Byrne, from 1992.
In America today ‘Freedom of Religion’ is superseded by ‘Freedom of Non-Religion.
The U.S. Supreme Court seems to think that ‘Separation of Church and State’ means morals and ethics might be allowed in a Church, but shouldn’t be part of State.
The Court, under The Doctrine of Change, is changing the complete moral order. The Court consistently rules against Religionists and in favor of Secular &monists. Federal Court rulings against Nativity Scenes, Prayer and City Seals with any religious symbolism clearly demonstrate the point. Continue reading
Having long been known as ‘Pastor Appreciation Month’, October has been a time when churchgoers have celebrated the risks that their shepherds have taken in guarding them from societal wolves that herded them away from Heaven.
It was during this celebrated month of harvest that an article appeared in the Coeur d’Alene Press regarding a husband and wife team of pastors who had run their wedding chapel business for decades. It had been affectionately named ‘The Hitching Post’. When asked if they would perform weddings for homosexuals, they admitted that they would not do so based upon their religious beliefs, which were Christian. Continue reading