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  • Several shot, one killed at Art All Night in Trenton

    06/17/2018 4:36:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    The Trentonian ^ | June 17, 2018
    A 24-hour celebration that showcases local artists turned into the Wild West early Sunday morning amidst a fight inside a warehouse. At least one person was killed and numerous others were injured in a shootout that happened at the Art All Night celebration in the Roebling Market section of the city. “When we got here around 2:30, it didn’t look like we were coming to Art All Night,” city resident Franco Roberts said. “It looked like we were outside of a Philadelphia club after the bar closes and people who don’t want to leave are standing around their cars smoking...
  • Ron Howard sparks political debate by asking Twitter 'When was America at its greatest?'

    06/14/2018 7:17:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 175 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 14, 2018
    Ron Howard has one question on his mind, and it has nothing to with his latest film, “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” “Honest question to #MAGA minders,” the 64-year-old tweeted Thursday. “When was America at its greatest? Can you tell me an era that reflects the ‘Again’ that you hope to return to?” The Oscar-winning filmmaker and former “Happy Days” actor quickly started a conversation with users who had different opinions of President Trump’s famous slogan.
  • Miccosukee tribe may be on hook for over $1 billion in gambling taxes

    06/06/2018 8:54:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | June 4-5, 2018 | DAVID OVALLE
    A Miccosukee tribal member owes back taxes on gambling revenue, a federal appeals ruled Monday in a decision that experts believe could pave the way for the federal government to collect more than $1 billion in overdue personal income taxes. The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Miami federal judge who ruled that tribal member Sally Jim must pay the Internal Revenue Service $278,758 in taxes, interest and penalties for failing to file a tax return in 2001. The ruling came two years after U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga decided her family's gaming income — a distribution of...
  • Seahawks Doug Baldwin on Donald Trump’s comments on anthem: ‘He’s an idiot, plain and simple’

    05/24/2018 7:34:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 70 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | May 25, 2018 | Bob Condotta
    A few days ago, Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin was hoping he wouldn’t be in a position anytime soon to be asked a question about the national anthem and a statement by president Donald Trump that would result in a headline-making comment. Baldwin, like many of his NFL-playing counterparts, thought the issue of players making protests during the anthem was receding and the focus turning to the league acting in concert with players to address their concerns that led to the protests in the first place.
  • Berlinah Wallace jailed for life after 'evil' acid attack on ex-boyfriend Mark van Dongen

    05/23/2018 7:31:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    Sky News ^ | May 23, 2018
    A woman whose ex-boyfriend went to a euthanasia clinic to die after she threw acid over him has been sentenced to life in prison. Berlinah Wallace, 48, bought a bottle of 98% concentration sulphuric acid and viewed 82 websites about it - including post-mortem examination images - after Mark van Dongen told her their relationship was over. Wallace threw the liquid over the engineer as he slept in bed at her flat in Westbury Park, Bristol, in September 2015. She laughed as she told him: "If I can't have you, no-one else can."
  • MS-13 gang member known as 'Animal' sentenced to 40 years in prison over killing of 15-year-old boy

    05/22/2018 8:26:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22, 2018 | Travis Fedschun
    A member of the notorious MS-13 street gang known as "Animal," who admitted to the 2015 killing of a teenage boy in Massachusetts, was sentenced to 40 years in prison, officials said Tuesday. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Massachusetts announced that 23-year-old Joel Martinez, who went by the street name of "Animal," will be subject to deportation once he's released from federal prison.
  • Miss Nebraska wins Miss USA competition

    05/21/2018 8:20:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    AP ^ | May 21, 2018
    SHREVEPORT, La. — Sarah Rose Summers from Nebraska beat out 50 other women Monday to win this year’s Miss USA competition. Summers, a 23-year-old contestant from Omaha, graduated from Texas Christian University with two degrees and is working on becoming a certified child life specialist.
  • Politician harasses transgender woman in ladies’ bathroom

    05/20/2018 5:52:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 19, 2018 | By Isabel Vincent
    A prejudiced California pol likely flushed whatever election hopes she had down the drain after targeting a transgender person in a restaurant bathroom. Social-media users are attacking Republican ­congressional candidate Jazmina Saavedra over her videotaped harassment of a transgender woman who used a ladies’ room at a Los Angeles Denny’s last week.
  • NFL cheerleaders will settle for $1 in exchange for meeting with Roger Goodell

    04/24/2018 6:01:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 24, 2018
    If NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will have a meeting with a group of cheerleaders, the two former cheerleaders who recently filed discrimination claims will settle those claims for $1 each. The settlement proposal by Sara Blackwell, the lawyer representing the cheerleaders, asked that Goodell and league lawyers have a "good faith" meeting with at least four cheerleaders to create binding rules and regulations for all NFL teams. Also, teams that currently have cheerleading squads would not be allowed to disband them as retaliation for at least five years.
  • Canadian man lynched over shaman's death in Peru

    04/24/2018 6:34:20 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    AP ^ | April 23, 2018
    LIMA, Peru -- A 41-year-old Canadian who traveled to Peru to study hallucinogenic medicine was killed by a mob in a remote corner of the Amazon rain forest after people blamed him for the slaying of an elderly shaman, authorities said Sunday. Peru's attorney general's office said Sebastian Woodroffe was dragged by the neck shortly after the killing of Olivia Arevalo, an octogenarian plant healer from the Shipibo-Konibo tribe of northeastern Peru.
  • State comes out with new LGBTQ curriculum (Massachusetts)

    04/23/2018 6:02:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 23, 2018 | Kathleen McKiernan
    Bay State schools will be able to try a new curriculum with LGBTQ-themed history, English and health this fall that proponents say is an effort to help all students see themselves reflected in classrooms. The curriculum, developed by a team of teachers with Massachusetts Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students and the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth, will be released this summer. It will feature lessons on the 1969 Stonewall Riots and writings by gay and lesbian authors such as Langston Hughes and Willa Cather. It will also feature lessons like how Nick Carraway’s love for Jay Gatsby may have...
  • Thunder give in to misplaced outrage at announcer

    04/23/2018 7:49:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 20, 2018 | Phil Mushnick
    Common sense is the complete stranger from whom we’ve grown apart. This week, perhaps the same as you, I learned something I never before considered, let alone gave a first thought: The expression “cotton pickin’" — as in “wait a cotton pickin’ minute” — is racially insensitive, if not a free-standing racist expression. Having never before considered that, it makes sense as black slaves served as America’s cotton pickers. I don’t recall ever speaking or writing the expression, but I’m now sensitive to the good idea that I never should.
  • Wynn Resorts Adds Three Women to Board, Bringing It to 11 Members

    04/21/2018 7:18:32 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Chris Kirkham and Maria Armental
    Wynn Resorts Ltd. WYNN 0.45% added three women to its board as the company continues to manage the fallout from sexual-misconduct allegations against former Chief Executive Steve Wynn. Disclosed on Wednesday, the move came a day after the casino operator’s largest shareholder, Mr. Wynn’s ex-wife Elaine Wynn, demanded the board overhaul its membership to comprise mostly new directors. The new independent directors are Betsy Atkins, Dee Dee Myers and Wendy Webb, bringing the board’s current composition to four women and seven men. The company said the board approved the new directors at a meeting in Las Vegas on Tuesday.
  • Teaching hospitals pledge to hire, treat more minorities (Boston)

    04/18/2018 5:52:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 16, 2018 | Liz Kowalczyk
    Two of Boston’s top teaching hospitals said they are expanding efforts to hire more black and Latino doctors, and to ensure their facilities are welcoming to minorities they treat — an attempt to address two longstanding issues in the health care industry. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the nation’s leading cancer centers, plans to hire a new leader for diversity programs and to require all faculty and administrative leaders to complete a bias awareness workshop, and has set diversity goals in its 2018 strategic plan.
  • Social media mutes conservatives

    04/10/2018 7:51:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 10, 2018 | Adriana Cohen
    Imagine the horror if the post office took letters you sent and instead of delivering them, secretly threw them in the trash. That’s what I strongly suspect is happening on social media networks like Twitter, Facebook and others — run by activist liberals — who appear to be discriminating against conservatives. It’s called “shadow banning” or “stealth banning” where users’ posts are blocked from appearing in followers’ news feeds. I fear this type of deceptive censorship is happening to me, as well as scores of other conservatives throughout the country — including Prager University, an educational company whose ads promoting...
  • Assemblywoman makes bizarre rant against Jews at meeting (New York)

    04/07/2018 4:49:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | Larry Celona and Carl Campanile
    A Brooklyn legislator was accused Wednesday of delivering a bizarre tirade against Jews, while ripping Mayor Bill de Blasio as a sellout, during a local community board meeting this week. Assemblywoman Diane Richardson’s 50-minute rant during the Board 17 meeting Monday night faulted Jews for gentrifying in her district, which includes East Flatbush, Flatbush, Crown Heights and Prospect Lefferts Gardens, according to an eyewitness.
  • Gang members admit to firebombing black families in Boyle Heights housing development

    04/06/2018 4:49:11 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 5, 2018 | Joel Rubin
    Members of a Latino street gang have admitted to carrying out a racially motivated firebombing attack on black families in a Los Angeles housing project, prosecutors announced Thursday. Three men belonging to the Big Hazard gang will plead guilty to federal hate crimes stemming from the 2014 attack, according to written plea agreements. In exchange for the confessions, prosecutors for U.S. Atty. Nicola T. Hanna agreed to seek some leniency for the men when they are sentenced. Each faces more than 30 years in federal prison.
  • Rosenberg's ex indicted on sex assault charges (Mass.)

    03/29/2018 9:35:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 29, 2018 | Joe Dwinell
    Bryon Hefner, the estranged husband of former Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, has been indicted on charges of sexual assault, criminal lewdness and distributing nude photos without consent, Attorney General Maura Healey and Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced today. Hefner is due in Suffolk Superior Court April 24 on the 10 felony counts.
  • Pilots report close encounters with UFO over Arizona: 'Something just passed over us'

    03/28/2018 10:41:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    ABC ^ | March 28, 2018 | Morgan Winsor
    Two pilots on different aircraft reported having close encounters with a mysterious object flying high above Arizona last month, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The sightings occurred within minutes of each other on the afternoon of Feb. 24, some 40,000 feet above southern Arizona near the New Mexico border. ABC News obtained the audio recording of the conversation between the pilots and the Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center, released by the FAA.
  • Red Indian ice cream at Jonesville business called 'blatantly racist'

    03/27/2018 7:53:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | March 26, 2018 | Danielle Salisbury
    JONESVILLE, MI - A Red Indian ice cream flavor, marketed specially last week at a Jonesville restaurant, has roiled some and sparked a slew of sometimes vicious social media remarks. "If you look at all the major Native organizations, using redskin to describe Indians is frowned upon at the very least, and it is considered blatantly racist and hurtful," Natasha Crall of Hillsdale said on Saturday.