Pardon our language. Ordinarily I wouldn’t post something like this but I have made an exception. After viewing the video, where do you think this violence too place? California? Europe? Chechnya? Old Miss? Bad flash back from an acid trip in the 60s?
Nope. It happened here in DC and the toad behind the confederate flag is the white supremacist dude from Towson State University. Lots of things happen during DC protests. However, given the age and the student status of some of these protesters, it stands to reason that it is only a matter of time before these kinds of tensions end up on college campuses.
The toad reports that someone threw urine on him. Ewwwww. That is also unacceptable. As offensive as the toad is, he has the right to free speech like anyone else. throwing anything on him was a breach of something, not sure what. It certainly pushed free speech over the line. From my vantage point, it was an assault and battery.
I don’t think there are any good guys in this mix but there might be a few innocent by-standers. There was supposedly only 1 arrest. You have to be kidding me. That came close to becoming a melee.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday invalidated Virginia’s law prohibiting anal and oral sex, citing the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Lawrence v. Texas that held Texas’ anti-sodomy law unconstitutional. In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that the state’s provision banning “crimes against nature,” which include “’carnal knowledge’ by one person of another by the anus or the mouth” “cannot be squared with Lawrence.” The 2003 high court decision held that “statutes criminalizing private acts of consensual sodomy between adults are inconsistent with the protections of liberty” in the Fourteenth Amendment’s due process clause.
The City of Manassas Police Department is offering a free Refuse To Be A Victim seminar on Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Police Station at 9518 Fairview Ave.
The Refuse To Be A Victim seminar is a National Rifle Association program that promotes awareness and prevention of criminal confrontations. Seminar topics include home, auto, phone, technology, travel and personal security. Seminar participants are presented with a variety of common‑sense crime prevention and personal safety strategies and devices they may integrate into their daily lives.
Refuse To Be A Victim was developed in 1993 in response to requests from women nationwide for crime prevention seminars. In 1997, the program became co‑ed. With hundreds of instructors nationwide, seminars have been presented in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Thousands of men and women have benefited from the program’s life saving message.
Several decades ago, when Virginia adopted the slogan “Virginia is for Lovers” someone apparently hadn’t read the Code of Virginia. Nothing could be further from the truth. Virginia is for the nunnery!
Only one or two centuries late, Virginia lawmakers have decided it is none of their business if unmarried couples share a roof. So the legislators are now working diligently to repeal the state’s law against “lewd and lascivious cohabitation.” Huzzahs all ’round for that.
But do not unclutch thy bodice yet. Virginia law is riddled with antiquated provisions meant to govern the “morals and decency” of the fair people of the commonwealth. And while the law against shacking up apparently never gets enforced, others do.
State Rep. DebraLee Hovey, R-Newtown, who last week on her Facebook page called on shooting victim Gabrielle Giffords to “stay out of my towns,” issued an apology Monday.
“The remarks I made regarding Congresswoman Gifford’s visit were insensitive and if I offended anyone I truly apologize,” Hovey said in a statement issued by her office, referring to Giffords’ visit Friday to Newtown.
“My comments were meant to be protective of the privacy of the families and our community as we work to move on, and were in no way intended as an insult to Congresswoman Giffords personally. Our community has struggled greatly through this tragedy, and we are all very sensitive to the potential for this event to be exploited for political purposes. This is what I wish to avoid,” Hovey said in her statement.
Former Democratic Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, went to Newtown, Connecticut met privately with several government officials before meeting with some of the families of the 20 children and six teachers killed in a massacre by lone gunman, Adam Lanza, at the Sandy Hook Elementary School last month. Giffords and Kelly have been increasingly involved in lobbying for stricter gun laws and improved access to mental health treatment
While we all mourn the deaths of children in Newtown, Connecticut, some of our own are being sliced down, right here locally. Zavier Stringfellow was murdered this past Friday night by another local man. Stringfellow was a football star at Battlefield High school and graduated in 2011. He was a sophomore at Ferrum College where he played football for the Ferrum Panthers.
Stringfellow was found dead in his van in Fairfax County. The cause of death was determined to be from stabbing. Johnny E. Bonilla of Gainesville has been charged with his murder. The two who did not know each other were supposed to meet Friday night. The meeting ended in a struggle and the death of Stringfellow. The reason for meeting has not been released.
Things like this aren’t supposed to happen to our kids. This young man had his life ahead of him.
He was popular and a leader amongst his peers. How do we ever understand something like this?
While the murder weapon wasn’t specified, it obviously wasn’t a gun. We probably need to remember that guns are not the only “tools” that can harm our children. We assume that football players are big guys who can take care of themselves, or can they? This young man was a defensive lineman. Those don’t come in welter-weight sizes.
I close out by wondering if any of us are safe. Just when we thought we had it all figured out.
The good folks of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church were busy packing 100 backpacks for poor children so they would have school supplies in September, right before the fire destroyed their church last August. The next day, after they rescued 2 beloved Bibles, they went right back to packing those backpacks for poor children. They weren’t letting fire get in the way of their mission. Actually, their mission and generosity don’t surprise me one little bit.
I have been blessed to know at least one member of this congregation and I can say unequivocally that this lady is one of the finest Christian women I have ever known, in a quiet, unassuming way. She has no idea I think this of her and if she read this blog she wouldn’t know me behind my moniker or have any idea I was speaking of her. That’s just how she is.
But I digress….
November 29, Maurice Thomson Michaely of Haymarket was charged with setting the fire that destroyed the entire building. Why would anyone burn down a church? Why would a white man burn down a black church? It is too early to know if Michaely will be charged with a hate crime but one has to ask those questions. At any rate, the incident sickens me. The question continues to be why? What sick individual would do something like this? Shame on anyone who thinks of doing something like this.
NEW YORK — Voters in three states will decide next month whether to legalize the sale and use of marijuana. If a ballot measure in one of those states succeeds, as supporters predict, it may create a rare truce in the war on drugs — and trigger a showdown with the federal government.
State-level legalization would climax decades of struggle by reformers to convince voters that marijuana presents less of a threat to public safety than legal drugs, including alcohol. It would also show that pro-pot activists have learned from previous losses, like California’s Proposition 19.
“There’s no doubt in my mind that at least one of them will pass,” said Dan Riffle, a legislative analyst for the Marijuana Policy Project.
Proponents have picked their battles. Legalization is only on the ballot in libertarian-leaning western states. Still-hostile state legislatures have been bypassed with ballot initiatives. And the presidential election will draw marijuana- friendly younger voters to polls.
Anders Behring Breivik receives a sentence of up to 21 years for bomb and gun attacks that killed 77 people last year and terrorized a nation. The sentence is the maximum allowed under Norwegian law and can be extended.
Twenty-one years for mowing down 77 people in cold blood seems like a very small amount of time to to serve in prison. If he had done that same crime anywhere in the United States, his butt would never see the light of day. (And rightly so, in my opinion.) Americans are hard-nosed about their crime and punishment.
Constrast the Norwegian situation to a local Virginia situation. Michael Wayne Hash of Culpeper has been set free after spending 12 years in prison for allegedly murdering a 74 year old organist. The lady was shot in the head 4 times. Hash was convicted and given life in prison at age 19.
OAK CREEK, Wis. — The gunman who killed worshipers at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin on Sunday had become deeply embedded in the white-supremacist music scene and was well known to anti-hate watchdog groups, one of which said it had been tracking the 40-year-old for more than a decade.
In 2000, Wade Michael Page, an Army veteran, sold everything he owned aside from his motorcycle and journeyed from Colorado, eventually settling in rural North Carolina. He joined prominent “white power” rock bands. And over time, he became frustrated with what he viewed as “people’s apathetic ways” and the lack of “strict discipline in our sick society,” according to an interview he conducted with his record label.
Who are the hate-group watchers? Anti-Defense League (ADL), Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) all are hate group watchers and you do not want to get on their list. These hate group watchers do watch and they continually alert law enforcement about those who seem to target others with literature or speech.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Friday that the shootings that took place in an Aurora, Colo. movie theater hours earlier were a result of “ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs” and questioned why nobody else in the theater had a gun to take down the shooter.
During a radio interview on The Heritage Foundation’s “Istook Live!” show, Gohmert was asked why he believes such senseless acts of violence take place. Gohmert responded by talking about the weakening of Christian values in the country.
“You know what really gets me, as a Christian, is to see the ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs, and then some senseless crazy act of terror like this takes place,” Gohmert said.
“Some of us happen to believe that when our founders talked about guarding our virtue and freedom, that that was important,” he said. “Whether it’s John Adams saying our Constitution was made only for moral and religious people … Ben Franklin, only a virtuous people are capable of freedom, as nations become corrupt and vicious they have more need of masters … We have been at war with the very pillars, the very foundation of this country.”
Ernest Istook, the host of the show and a former Oklahoma congressman, jumped in to clarify that nobody knows the motivation of the alleged Aurora gunman. Gohmert said that may be true, but suggested the shootings were still “a terrorist act” that could have been avoided if the country placed a higher value on God.
Where is Pat Robertson when we need him? Someone asked for the blame game to start. Well, here it is. I offer your Louie Gohmert. Gohmert also wondered aloud why no one took down this gunman. Does he really think a shoot out would have been the answer?
Last year the Defense Department confirmed that there were more than 19,000 incidences of sexual assault in the U.S. military. The assaults were on both men and women in equal numbers, according to the film makers. The men were less likely to report and much less inclined to be interviewed.
Leon Panetta has instituted new rules which is a place to start. Part of the problem has been that victims reported within the chain of command. Chain of command has led to more and more people simply not reporting crimes against them because of the reaction of some of the superior officers. Some trrops have even lost rank, suffered ridicule, or even more degrading responses.
The FBI took down an alleged white supremacist in the parking lot of the Bull Run Plaza shopping center Tuesday after they say he paid an undercover agent to illegally modify his AK-47 assault rifle.
Douglas Howard Story, 48, of Manassas is charged with making a firearm in violation of the National Firearms Act and is accused of making threats online to the president and others, U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesman Peter Carr said.
We haven’t brought up George Zimmerman since his arrest. Why? Let’s let the legal system do its thing. Is he guilty? I have no idea. That is something for a judge and a jury to decide. They are the ones who will have the evidence.
There are several issues, however. The main issue is that nothing was being done. I think most people want equal justice for all, regardless of race, sexual orientation, national origin. We had a couple with a dead son and no answers. Not only was their son dead but law enforcement had held the body for 3 days without contacting the parents. The parents wanted answers.
This story is just tragic. An unarmed kid with a cell phone and a bag of candy shouldn’t have to die. It sure sounds like the “Stand your Ground” law is being stretched to the limit. This case is why I simply don’t think everyone has a right to have a firearm. How totally irresponsible.
How will the community react to this news? I couldn’t believe Zimmerman was from our area. Frankly, I would be worried too if this thug were following me, especially if I had an inkling he was armed.