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  • Angry protests continue over Birmingham school's 'okay to be gay' lessons

    05/17/2019 4:58:57 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 9 replies
    Sky News ^ | 17th May 2019 | Becky Johnson
    Daily demonstrations have been taking place outside Anderton Park Primary School in Birmingham but Friday's was the largest - and angriest - so far. Flyers had been sent around the local community encouraging people to join protests against the school "brainwashing" children that "it's okay to be gay". One man told Sky News he had joined the crowd because "homosexuality is a heinous, horrible thing". Another said homosexuality is "not acceptable for us lot". But the protesters held banners that read "we are not homophobic people". They chanted for the headteacher to quit. The demonstrations are organised by Shakeel Afsar,...
  • Sarah Palin: Alabama Lawmaker’s Comments on Abortion ‘Proof that Evil’s Overtaken(tr)

    05/03/2019 6:08:31 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 May 2019 | Kyle Morris
    Former Republican Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin reacted Thursday to vile abortion comments made by Democratic Alabama State Rep. John Rogers earlier this week, saying they are “proof that evil’s overtaken some human beings.” “[It is] proof that evil’s overtaken some human beings. It’s shocking that these people would be elected to lead,” Palin exclusively told Breitbart News. “I really don’t want to live in a world like this; do others agree with me or am I just really out of touch with what passes as ‘leadership’ today?” While debating a bill that would ban most abortions in the state of...
  • Alabama Dem attacks Trump Jr. with slur after abortion comments spark outcry

    05/02/2019 11:21:40 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 02 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    The Democrat from Alabama who sparked outrage with his remarks defending abortion attacked Donald Trump Jr. saying he's "proof" that mothers should have the right to abort their children. State Rep. John Rogers of Birmingham caused an uproar while expressing his opposition to the approved bill that would outlaw all abortions in Alabama with the exemption of women whose pregnancies cause a risk to their health. "Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later. You bring them in the world unwanted, unloved, you send them to the electric chair. So, you kill them now...
  • Democratic State Rep. Makes Horrifying Pro-Abortion Comment ("Kill them now, or kill them later")

    05/02/2019 10:30:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/02/2019 | By ALEXANDRA DESANCTIS
    During a debate in the Alabama House of Representatives over a proposed abortion ban, one Democratic representative made an astonishing remark about why he opposed the bill. “It ought to be a woman’s choice,” said Representative John Rogers of Birmingham. “I’m not about to be a man and tell a woman what to do with her body. She has a right to make her decisions herself.” So far, a fairly standard argument in favor of the right to abortion. But Rogers didn’t stop there. “Some kids are unwanted,” he went on. “So you kill them now or you kill them...
  • Alabama Democrat: ‘Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later’

    05/02/2019 9:19:42 AM PDT · by NRx · 37 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05-02-2019 | Katie Metler
    [Full title: Alabama Democrat on abortions: ‘Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later’] … “I’m not about to be the male tell a woman what to do with her body,” he said, repeating a common refrain among abortion-rights advocates. “She has a right to make that decision herself." Then his argument took a turn. “Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or kill them later,” he said. “You bring them into the world unwanted, unloved, then you send them to the electric chair. So you kill them now or you kill...
  • AL. Dem opposing abortion bill 'Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later'

    05/01/2019 11:15:55 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 01 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Alabama Dem opposing abortion bill: 'Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later' A Democratic state representative from Alabama is facing fierce backlash over his remarks in opposition to the abortion ban that was approved in his state, saying that "some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later." The Republican-controlled House in Alabama overwhelming approved a bill that would make it a felony to perform an abortion at any stage of a pregnancy -- with a sole exemption for women whose health is at risk. The measure passed...
  • Muslim school will not allow girls to eat lunch until after boys have finished, Ofsted chief says

    01/30/2019 2:07:28 PM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    Telegraph Media ^ | 30 JANUARY 2019 | Camilla Turner
    UK - A Muslim school will not allow girls to eat lunch until after boys have finished, an Ofsted chief has told MPs. Al-Hijrah school in Birmingham is still segregating boys and girls despite a Court of Appeal ruling in 2017 that found it was unlawful, according to Luke Tryl, director of corporate strategy at Ofsted. ... We perhaps don’t always feel we get the support we need from the rest of Government in pushing that forward.” He said that Al-Hijrah school was enforcing a “very strict gender segregation” which included “denying the girls to have their lunch until the...
  • One officer dead, one in critical condition after B’ham shooting

    01/13/2019 9:35:11 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Authorities have confirmed that one officer has died and one is critically wounded after an overnight shooting near downtown Birmingham. Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith confirmed this morning that two officers had approached two suspects during a burglary around 1:59 a.m. this morning in the 900 block of 5th Ave. N. The suspect shot the two officers after a pat-down revealed he was armed. One of the officers died and the other officer is in critical condition. One suspect is currently in custody, one suspect is receiving medical condition, and they are not sure if there...
  • New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

    11/17/2018 7:50:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 17, 2018 | Jay Reeves
    Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a black neighborhood called “Dynamite Hill” because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s and ’60s. Now, after becoming the first black person elected sheriff in Birmingham — on the same day voters elected the community’s first black district attorney — Pettway sees himself as part of a new wave of officers and court officials tasked with enforcing laws and rebuilding community trust fractured by police shootings, mass incarceration, and uneven enforcement that critics call racist. In a state where conservative politicians typically preach about...
  • Bill Cosby wants to teach kids how to avoid being accused of sexual assault

    06/22/2017 3:05:10 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 18 replies
    Vox ^ | 06/22/2017 | Michelle Garcia
    Bill Cosby is apparently wasting no time firming up his summer plans, after a jury couldn’t decide last week as to whether he drugged and sexually assaulted accuser Andrea Constand in 2004. And what do those plans entail? Embarking on a town hall tour across the country to educate young people on how to avoid being accused of sexual assault. Cosby’s spokespeople, Andrew Wyatt and Ebonee Benson, announced the initiative on Thursday to a Fox News affiliate in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • NAACP, community activists to host non-violence block party (Birmingham AL)

    09/09/2018 4:52:53 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 48 replies
    CBS ^ | 9/7/18
    - Community leaders are stepping in to help reduce violence in Birmingham. The NAACP, Metro Birmingham Branch, Civil Rights Activist Committee Foot Soldiers and the Magic City Snappers Social Aid & Pleasure Pond are hosting a Practice Non-Violence Block Party on Saturday. Organizers are hoping to encourage the community to come together and help reduce violence in the city. Community activist Harry 'Traveling Shoes' Turner is hosting the event, he tells CBS 42 that the violence in the city is hitting home for far too many families. "It's not in Chicago, it's not in New York, it's right here in...
  • 12 of the Worst Places to Live in the U.S.

    08/20/2018 1:02:21 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 139 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 17, 2016 | Destination Tips
    Camden, New Jersey Detroit, Michigan Cleveland, Ohio New Haven, Connecticut Memphis, Tennessee Stockton, California Birmingham, Alabama New Orleans, Louisiana Oakland, California Modesto, California Reno, Nevada St. Louis, Missouri
  • Fireball caught on video in Alabama, Georgia

    08/18/2018 9:36:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 53 replies
    wvtm ^ | 08/18/2018
    NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center says numerous people saw a very bright streak early Friday. A statement and video posted on Facebook says an analysis shows the meteor was first seen at an altitude of about 58 miles (93 kilometers) above rural Turkeytown, which is about 80 miles (129 kilometers) northeast of Birmingham. The office estimates a small asteroid about 6 feet (1.8 meters) in diameter then broke apart about 18 miles (29 kilometers) above the town of Oak Grove. It was at least 40 times as bright as the full moon at one point.
  • 'I grabbed the man's weak spot': 74-year-old woman fights back in parking lot robbery

    08/17/2018 10:06:56 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies
    AL.COM ^ | 08/16/2018 | By Carol Robinson,
    The 74-year-old woman rescued by Good Samaritans from a robbery and beating in a Midfield store parking lot said she thought her life was about to end. "I just knew that was it for me,'' said Brenda Stinson. "I just thought I wasn't going to be here no more." But the feisty Birmingham woman said she wasn't going without a fight. "I grabbed him between his legs. I grabbed him good between his legs,'' she said. "That's always been my plan because that's a man's weak spot, but I didn't know it was going to come true. I know he's...
  • Salih Khater named as Parliament terror attack suspect - this is what we know about him

    08/15/2018 1:36:05 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 31 replies
    Birmingham Mail via MSN ^ | 15 August 2018 | James Rodger
    <p>The terror suspect arrested by police after a car crashed into cyclists and pedestrians outside Parliament has been named as Salih Khater.</p> <p>Three people were injured in the crash, which happened at 7:40am in the height of rush hour in Westminster.</p>
  • Democrats considering 8 cities for 2020 national convention

    05/10/2018 11:50:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | May 10, 2018 | By Dan Merica
    Washington - The Democratic National Committee is eyeing eight American cities for its 2020 Democratic National Convention, a party official tells CNN. The DNC sent requests for proposals to a host of cities and received responses from eight: Atlanta; Birmingham, Alabama; Denver; Houston; Miami Beach; Milwaukee; New York; and San Francisco. "The DNC sent the original letters of interest to a broad list of cities that have traditionally been able to meet the preliminary requirements for serving as a host," the official said. "We expect the entire selection process to play out over the next year."
  • Records show Sessions, Strange put donors' interest first

    03/11/2018 11:10:57 AM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 19 replies
    The Birmingham News / AL.com ^ | 3/10/18 | Kyle Whitmire
    When state Rep. Oliver Robinson used the mantle of his office to fight an environmental cleanup effort in north Birmingham, he did so because he was paid. He spoke out in public meetings. He copied and pasted letters written for him by alleged co-conspirators onto his official letterhead. He encouraged people who lived in those polluted neighborhoods to not get their soil tested for toxic substances. Again, he did all this because he was getting paid. He said so in his plea deal with federal prosecutors. But when those same folks -- the ones accused of paying Robinson -- needed...
  • Teen girl raped twice in one night near UK train station

    07/30/2017 11:02:28 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 14 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 7/2017 | Nicole Hensley
    Teen girl raped twice in one night near UK train station A 14-year-old girl was raped twice in one night, once at a Birmingham, England, train station late Tuesday and again after the teen said she flagged down a car for help, according to British authorities. Cops on Saturday nabbed two men accused in the first sex attack at the Witton station hours after sharing photos of the track suit-wearing suspects from surveillance footage. Both men, ages 27 and 37, are accused of raping the teen, British Transport Police said in a news release. The suspects were not identified. The...
  • Teen who was raped is raped again while looking for help: cops (both perps "Asian")

    07/28/2017 9:16:21 AM PDT · by Signalman · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/28/2017 | The Sun
    A major double manhunt has been launched after a sickening back-to-back assault in Birmingham, England. Detectives said the teen was first attacked in a secluded part of Witton railway station, near the Aston Villa football ground, about 120 miles northwest of London, sometime between 7 p.m. Tuesday and 2 a.m. Wednesday. The victim had walked to the station with her friend but was led away by a man who approached her. Shortly after that attack, the girl walked out of the station and flagged down a passing vehicle to ask for help. But after getting in the car, she was...
  • London attack: Seven held after Westminster attack

    03/23/2017 1:36:13 AM PDT · by Enchante · 95 replies
    BBC ^ | March 23, 2017 | Staff
    Seven arrests have been made in raids following the Westminster attack that left four dead, police have said. Acting Deputy Commissioner and Head of Counter Terrorism Mark Rowley said hundreds of detectives have worked through the night, carrying out searches at six addresses.