I may not be doing it right. I've been cooking beans all dang day.
By LAURA M. HOLSON
Chris Mintz, an Iraq war veteran and father, was shot several times through a classroom door as he tried to stop a gunman at Umpqua Community College.
The Zephyrhills Police Department fired its officer amid increasing national scrutiny of police conduct and how officers use force to subdue suspects — particularly black suspects.Claussen, 36, is white and Brown, 42, is black. Police officials, however, said race was not a factor in the incident.“We didn’t see any evidence that it was racially motivated in any way,” Capt. Derek Brewer said.Nor, the captain said, was Claussen fired out of fear that the incident might spark public outcry. Over the past year, police use of force against blacks has incited protests across the country with activists accusing officers of unequal treatment and racial bias.“We recognized that there was an issue and that’s why we acted quickly,” Brewer said. “Given the circumstances of this incident, I feel like it was the right decision.”
Bush and the party of less government gave us the legacy of being frisked, scanned and humiliated every time we board a plane. I think fingernail clipper manufacturer lobbyists got to them to confiscate them all so we would have to buy more. Many people want more of that I guess. Strange behavior.
Siri just told me I sucked at Words with Friends. I didn't think that was allowed.
In today’s India, secular liberals face a challenge: how to stay alive.In August, 77-year-old scholar M. M. Kalburgi, an outspoken critic of Hindu idol worship, was gunned down on his own doorstep. In February, the communist leader Govind Pansare was killed near Mumbai. And in 2013, the activist Narendra Dabholkar was murdered for campaigning against religious superstitions. …Earlier this month, a leader of the Sri Ram Sene, a Hindu extremist group with a history of violence including raiding pubs and beating women they find inside, ratcheted up the tensions. He warned that writers who insulted Hindu gods were in danger of having their tongues sliced off. …
“Make no mistake: I will not sit idly by when stuff happens if there’s stuff we can do about that stuff,” Bush told supporters.CONTINUE READING »