I’ll say again: The only good home invader is a dead home invader:
Two brothers, Barry and Terah Frost heard the commotion. They moved their 86-year-old mother into a bedroom to protect her and went downstairs to investigate. They found only the broken front door police say Jacob Grimes, 23, of Paoli, had forced his way in.
“The brothers got some tools out, a flashlight, a drill. They’re gonna fix the door. Barry goes to open the cellar door and he looks down and sees feet,” Hensley said.
He says Grimes, armed with a knife began attacking Barry Frost, punching him repeatedly. Grimes was on top of Barry when Terah shot him in the back three times with a handgun. Hensley says under Indiana law the men acted within their rights.
And the hone invader died of his injuries. In a perfect world, his head would be cut off and displayed atop a pike in his would be victim’s yard.
I cannot tell you how much I love the citjo publication Baltimore Brew. From a story about how cops failed to ticket a trash dumper to a story about how the city’s liquor commission is broken. Baltimore Brew is everything a citizen journalism publication should aspire to be, especially in the face of the profit taking going on in the mainstream media business.
I’m going through the Columbia Journalism Reviews list of citizen journalism sites. There are 20 pages of them.
I’m surprised there aren’t more citizen journalism start ups. Every single reporter booted out of their jobs should be starting one, or better yet, teaming up with their defrocked brethren and starting news co-ops with themselves as the owners, and putting the lean on advertisers in the main stream rag.
Progress Illinois, one of a very few left of center news sites, it ceasing operations on Dec. 31:
It is with a heavy heart that I have to report that Progress Illinois will be publishing its last article on December 31, 2014 due to a lack of funding.
With the goal of adding a progressive voice to Illinois political news, Progress Illinois launched back in March 2008 thanks to a founding sponsorship from the SEIU Illinois State Council.
Starting out as a small, unknown blog six-and-a-half years ago, Progress Illinois has blossomed into a major player in progressive news, shining a light on a plethora of relevant issues including: the battle to keep the Hartmarx factory open; the Republic Windows & Doors controversy; the offshoring of jobs at Freeport’s Sensata Technologies; the Golan’s Movers’ fight for unionization; the mistreatment of Teamsters’ workers at WaterSaver Faucet Co.; the firing of CPS parent and Whole Foods worker Rhiannon Broschat last winter; the push for marriage equality in Illinois; the Fight for $15; the Occupy movement; countless workers’ rights and community actions; numerous elections; and the Chicago Teachers Union strike, which marked the start of the progressive community’s formal push back against education reform.
What’s left? Well, we have Illinois Watchdog, which reads like a mainstream media newspaper, with anything remotely liberal-leaning taken out. It’s funded by the Koch brothers.
Arkansas’ Governor Mike Beebe has held his position for two terms and is about to step down from his authoritative-throne. But before his final term ended, the governor decided to throw his son a bone by dropping his felony charges for possessing marijuana with the intent to sell.
Although Governor Beebe has granted many other pardons throughout his time in office and claims he believes in giving someone an opportunity to improve their position in life, his son’s pardon application cruised through a normally less than swift system at quite a pregnant pace.
In my mind, NO ONE should go to jail for weed. Unless you are, Oh, I dunno, dropping thousand-pound bales of week on grandmothers or something. But If ordinary are getting sent to prison for seeds and bong residue, then the sons of governors ought to join them
Hysterical gun owner shoots stalker, who I’m sure was stopped at her house to trade recipes, and thereby endangers thousands of school children
This woman was obviously whipped into an ammosexual frenzy by the NRA:
Sgt. Dale Phillips, the commander of the Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit, said the suspect, 55-year-old Horace Johnson, called the victim on the phone Saturday around 10 p.m. to threaten to kill her.
The woman, 41, grabbed a shotgun, and when Johnson allegedly pulled up in the driveway and threatened her outside her own home, she fired two shells at him, grazing him with at least one pellet in his neck.
Phillips said Johnson left the woman’s 21st Street house and drove to nearby Queen City Avenue, where he called for an ambulance. He was treated at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, where investigators discovered a history of domestic violence between Johnson and his shooter.
I don’t know why she was all worked up. I’m sure he would have just slapped the bitch a few times. Isn’t this just like a woman?
This little tidbit was found in today’s Word on the Street. Naturally, they buried it after puff segments on a couple of politicians, which is what newspapers do when they have to report news that might make people mad:
In presenting revisions to the 2015 municipal budget, which the City Council is expected to approve Tuesday night, City Manager Patrick Urich stressed property-tax or fee increases aren’t going to be investigated now. But he also stressed the need to explore those options for 2016 and beyond.
Urich cited money necessary to maintain current pavement conditions on city thoroughfares and to increase fire- and police-department pension funding to the level their boards request.
Pavement maintenance requires an additional $7.7 million each year than what the city contributes currently, Urich said. A 3-cent increase in the city motor fuel tax, to 5 cents per gallon, could raise an extra $1.2 million, provided motorist behavior is constant. The rest could be funded if the property-tax rate is increased by 32 cents per $100 of assessed value.
Here’s a fund-raising idea. The city should unload the Peoria Civic Center and the downtown museum on anyone willing to assume the debt. If these two while elephants are capable of making any money, SOMEONE will buy it on those terms, saving the city millions of dollars.
Meddlesome neighbor meddles and shoots innocent stalker and endangers thousands of illinocent grade schoolers
Outrageous! This guy should mind his own business!
According to the Bakersfield Californian, Ronnie Green heard a woman scream near his home and went to investigate. Green knew that one of his female neighbors had been having trouble with a stalker.
When he arrived he found Greg Miller, who was accused of stalking the neighbor. Green and Miller got into an altercation which resulted in Miller kicking Green in the chest and allegedly pulling a knife on him.
Green, who was armed, managed to draw his firearm and shot the suspect one time in the foot.
Doesn’t this guy know that empirically, guns don’t make anyone safer?
From the New York Times:
WASHINGTON — President Obama decided in recent weeks to authorize a more expansive mission for the military in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, a move that ensures American troops will have a direct role in fighting in the war-ravaged country for at least another year.
Mr. Obama’s order allows American forces to carry out missions against theTaliban and other militant groups threatening American troops or the Afghan government, a broader mission than the president described to the public earlier this year, according to several administration, military and congressional officials with knowledge of the decision. The new authorization also allows American jets, bombers and drones to support Afghan troops on combat missions.
In an announcement in the White House Rose Garden in May, Mr. Obama said that the American military would have no combat role in Afghanistan next year, and that the missions for the 9,800 troops remaining in the country would be limited to training Afghan forces and to hunting the “remnants of Al Qaeda.”
The decision to change that mission was the result of a lengthy and heated debate that laid bare the tension inside the Obama administration between two often-competing imperatives: the promise Mr. Obama made to end the war in Afghanistan, versus the demands of the Pentagon that American troops be able to successfully fulfill their remaining missions in the country.
Yeah, I voted for him … twice. Huge mistake, both times. In 2016, I’m voting for Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren. Makes no difference if they are actual declared candidates. I wouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton if she was running against the rotting vampire corpse of Richard Nixon.
And if anyone tells me a vote for Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren is actually a vote for the Republican candidate, I’m going to knuckle-punch him right in the Adam’s apple.