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  • More than 500 students protest Boston Latin dress code

    10/24/2016 7:36:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    WHDH (Boston) ^ | October 24, 2016
    A new dress code at Boston Latin School has sparked outrage by students. More than 500 students have signed an online petition protesting the school’s new dress code, which bans several things such as spaghetti straps and “gang-related clothing or colors.” Students say the policy discriminates against female students and minorities.
  • UMass Amherst Creates 'Flow Chart' to Determine If Your Halloween Costume Is Offensive

    10/20/2016 5:46:18 PM PDT · by drewh · 59 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 20, 2016 ast | By Ken Shepherd - The Washington Times
    The University of Massachusetts, Amherst has created a handy flow chart for students to help them determine what NOT to wear as a Halloween costume. Devised by UMass Amherst’s official diversity office, the “‘Simple Costume Racism Evaluation and Assessment Meter’ (S.C.R.E.A.M.) … poses several costume-related questions, the answers to which take one to various points on a ‘threat meter’ that ranges from green (low) to red (severe),” Campus Reform reported on Tuesday. For example, “If one intends to represent a person on Halloween, the only way to get a ‘green’ threat rating is for the person to be of one’s...
  • Lazy Marxist bum teachers and their attacks on question 2 (charter schools)

    10/18/2016 8:23:18 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 16 replies
    In Massachusetts, the only other New England state that's the left of Maine and Rhode island, there is a popular ballot measure that needs every patriotic American's support. That is question 2, the measure that would remove the cap on charter schools in the state of Massachusetts and give 32,000 struggling students in failing and dangerous schools (and there are many of them) an opportunity to learn in schools that are efficient, safe and wholesome. But the liberals and the teachers union bums would not have any of it. The only ones who oppose question 2 besides the usual cadre...
  • Charter Schools work in Massachusetts

    10/12/2016 8:14:08 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 12, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Ten years since Massachusetts passed an education reform bill known as the Massachusetts Education Reform Act (MERA), Phoenix Academies has tried to bridge the gap for those who drop out of school or those who underperform. According to 2006 statistics, almost 11,000 students dropped out of high school, and by 2015, that number was 5,000 dropouts. Graduation rates in 2015 did not go beyond 72% and in one immigrant-heavy part of Massachusetts known as Chelsea, the graduation rate was 63% in 2015. According to the Pioneer Institute, "between 2008 and 2011…In all but one of those years, 100 percent of...
  • 4 churches sue over 'punishing' transgender bathroom law

    10/11/2016 4:29:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 11, 2016 6:37 PM EDT
    A new state law that prohibits discrimination against transgender people in public restrooms is “punishing” the protected religious speech of churches and pastors, a conservative Christian organization claims in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday. Alliance Defending Freedom, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, said it sued on behalf of four Massachusetts churches to protect their right to operate their facilities “in a manner that doesn’t violate their core religious beliefs.” The lawsuit names Democratic state Attorney General Maura Healey and members of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination as defendants. The law, which was signed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker in July and...
  • 1000th blog post & election issues

    10/11/2016 8:54:44 AM PDT · by mainestategop
    Maiinestategop ^ | Brian Balll
    As of 2008 we are now at 1000 posts for Mainestategop, the blog of those of us who are refugees of New England Socialism and the voice of the New Hampshire based New England Alliance for Liberty and Free Markets. We've come a long way I think and I am just ecstatic. Eight years of fighting liberalism and saving America from liberal failure. I love it. Thank you to all for your continued support.  Now, with that said I want to discuss political issues concerning elections in New England. There's not much to be said, we are voting straight GOP...
  • ‘Forever an optimist,’ son says of slain dad (Massachusetts)

    10/11/2016 7:31:20 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 11, 2016 | Chris Villani
    A heartbroken son remembered his murdered 95-year-old father as an adventurer beloved by all who knew him as the two suspects held in connection with his slaying in Orange are set to appear before a judge in Virginia. “He had a great personality, forever an optimist,” Thomas Harty, 64, told the Herald about his late father, also named Thomas. “He lived by the theory of Henry Ford. He said, ‘If you believe you can do something, or you believe you can’t, you’ll be right.’ “He always thought he could,” Harty said.
  • Shocking New Law Takes Effect in Massachusetts

    10/08/2016 4:12:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 10/4/16 | Dustin Siggins
    In 2016, holding to biological truths in America might get you in legal hot water – religious liberty, freedom of speech, and common sense notwithstanding.On Saturday, a Massachusetts law that could throw pastors in jail for using biologically correct pronouns took effect.But you wouldn’t know that from The Associated Press’ article on the matter. Quoting in part: Advocates for transgender people in Massachusetts say they can no longer be legally discriminated against in public places.A new law taking effect on Saturday bars discrimination on the basis of gender identity in public accommodations. Among other things, the statute allows transgender people...
  • Braintree (MA) Police chief retires amid evidence room scandal

    09/22/2016 8:51:24 AM PDT · by pabianice · 26 replies
    Boston Glob ^ | 9/22/16 | Allen
    Braintree Police Chief Russell Jenkins will retire Oct. 7 as head of the troubled department, which has been rocked by revelations that guns, drugs, and cash vanished from the evidence room, according to an announcement from the town. “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as Chief of the Braintree Police Department these last four years,” said Jenkins, in a letter to the mayor. The department has come under fire after an audit revealed that more than $400,000 in cash, between 60 and 70 guns, and thousands of drug samples, had gone missing from the evidence room....
  • Illegal alien charged in daughter's ‘chilling’ slaying (Massachusetts)

    09/08/2016 8:33:39 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 7, 2016 | Laurel Sweet, Bob McGovern
    NEW BEDFORD — An illegal immigrant twice kicked out of the country — and sporting a “Kiss My Ass” tattoo on his neck — vowed to see his teenage daughter “in hell” as he shot her in the face and pumped her back full of bullets for snubbing him on Father’s Day, authorities said. “It is disturbing that he’d been deported and came back into the country illegally, but he’s here,” Bristol District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III said yesterday after Walter Gomes Da­Silva, a 45-year-old Brazilian, grinned widely as he pleaded not guilty to murder and firearm charges. “This...
  • College students are told they can't say 'you guys' because it might be sexist (tr)

    09/08/2016 11:13:14 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 69 replies
    Freshmen at a college orientation event have been told not to address other students with the phrase 'you guys' because it could be interpreted as excluding women. Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, has hired a chief diversity officer, Sheree Marlowe, who has directed students on how to avoid subtle insults known as 'microaggressions'. The trained lawyer who is 'committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education' recently told freshmen at Clark they should avoid asking a black student if he plays basketball. Freshmen at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, have been given advice on how to avoid 'microaggressions'
  • Teenagers swarm, rob Apple store in Hingham

    09/06/2016 4:36:53 PM PDT · by Jim Noble · 86 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | September 6, 2016 | Olivia Quintana
    Teenage boys rushed into an Apple store in Hingham on Monday evening and stole more than 20 phones, police said. Ten to 12 boys went into the store in the Derby Street Shoppes about 5:40 p.m. and stole 22 phones before fleeing, Hingham police said in a Twitter posting. Police said the teenagers were all wearing sweatshirts with their hoods on. Hingham Police Sergeant Steven Dearth said a witness saw some of the boys leaving in what looked like a white Ford Taurus with the license plates covered up. The witness lost sight of another group of boys once they...
  • Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Forecast Cone for Storm Center [TD9 in Gulf]

    08/30/2016 1:39:44 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    NOAA ^ | 08-30-2016 | Government

    08/31/2016 2:42:57 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    National Hurricane Center ^ | 08-31-2016 | NOAA
  • Tropical Storm Hermine (GOM) and TD 8 (Atlantic)

    08/28/2016 3:03:58 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 216 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 28 August 2016 | NOAA/NHC
    The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season is heating up. Two tropical systems are taking aim at the United States. Tropical Depression Eight (Hermine) is expected to brush the Outer Banks of NC. Tropical Depression Nine (Ian) is in the Gulf of Mexico, anticipated to affect the Florida coast. Public Advisories: Ian(TD 9) Hermine (TD 8)Discussions: Ian (TD9) Hermine (TD 8)
  • GOAL Files FOIA Request With AG Healey (she just declared sale of AR-15s in Massachusetts illegal)

    09/02/2016 12:38:32 PM PDT · by pabianice · 14 replies
    Gun Owners Action League ^ | 9/2/16 | Wallace
    GUN OWNERS’ ACTION LEAGUE (GOAL) FILES FOIA REQUEST FOR DOCUMENTS RELATED TO ATTORNEY GENERAL HEALEY’S NEW INTERPRETATION OF MASSACHUSETTS GUN LAWS Northborough, Massachusetts – September 2, 2016 – GOAL seeks all public records pertaining to Healey’s politically motivated attack on law abiding gun owners. This morning the Gun Owners’ Action League (GOAL) of Massachusetts announced that they have filed a FOIA request for all public records pertaining to Attorney General Maura Healey’s controversial new interpretation of Massachusetts gun laws she announced announced on July 20, 2016. “Since 1994 everyone understood the laws and abided by them. The federal government (BATFE),...

    09/02/2016 10:06:43 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 88 replies
    A Massachusetts mom is firing back on social media after a stranger insulted her son for wearing a tutu at the park. 3-year-old Roo loves his purple tutu. His mom, Jen Anderson Shattuck, says he wears it everywhere - which she says, has been fine until a run-in at the park with a grown man who took issue with Roo and his tutu. In fact, the stranger compared the fact that he was allowed to wear it to child abuse. Shattuck posted about the encounter on her Facebook page. She says while extremely invasive and upsetting, she and her wife...
  • Massachusetts attorney general investigates gun safety

    09/01/2016 7:57:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 1, 2016 8:08 AM EDT
    Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is investigating possible safety problems with guns manufactured by at least two companies. The Boston Globe reports that Remington Arms Co. and Glock Inc. have filed lawsuits to fight Healey’s efforts. […] Healey says Glock firearms are “prone to accidental discharge” and says in court papers she is concerned the company may have been warned about the problem and failed to act. …
  • McDonald’s Worker With Down Syndrome Retires After 32 Years

    08/27/2016 5:23:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    KFOR ^ | 8/27
    A Massachusetts McDonald’s worker with Down syndrome is finally retiring after more than three decades at the restaurant, according to WBZ-TV. After 32 years working at the fry station, Freia David’s face is a familiar one for many of the customers. “She is one of the most beautiful and upbeat people you could ever hope to know and I know,” wrote loyal patron Christopher Sheehan on Facebook — Sheehan grew up with David and the two are still close. His post inspired a stream of memories in the comment section from other Needham residents who met David over the years....
  • 1902 Fannie Farmer opens cooking school

    08/23/2016 8:50:50 AM PDT · by Jolla · 32 replies
    History Channel ^ | 8/23/2016 | History today
    On this day in 1902, pioneering cookbook author Fannie Farmer, who changed the way Americans prepare food by advocating the use of standardized measurements in recipes, opens Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery in Boston. In addition to teaching women about cooking, Farmer later educated medical professionals about the importance of proper nutrition for the sick.
  • Hillary Clinton raises $1.5 million at Martha's Vineyard party while Obamas dine elsewhere

    08/21/2016 6:23:14 PM PDT · by jonatron · 122 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/18/2016 | Christi Parsons
    Hillary Clinton dropped by the resort island of Martha’s Vineyard over the weekend to pick up more than $1 million in campaign contributions during an elegant party at the summer home of one of her most devoted supporters. Thirty people contributed $50,000 apiece to attend the Saturday night function at the home of Lynn Forester de Rothschild, a wealthy investment manager so committed to Clinton that she couldn’t bring herself to vote for then-Sen. Barack Obama after he defeated her candidate in 2008. President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were on the island at the time of the Saturday...
  • Massachusetts Seniors Back Clinton over Trump

    08/20/2016 11:02:19 AM PDT · by pabianice · 64 replies
    Annual Seniors' Picnic | 8/20/16 | vanity
    Attended a county seniors' picnic today as a staff member helping serve over 1,200 lunches. Toward the end of the lunch the MC asked the audience whether they would vote for Clinton or Trump. Clinton voters were in the clear majority. Disappointing from people who should know better.
  • Citing Western Massachusetts drivers, Gov. Charlie Baker vetoes vehicle miles traveled tax

    08/15/2016 3:43:08 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 45 replies
    Massachusetts Live ^ | August 10, 2016 | Shira Schoenberg
    Citing concerns about the impact on drivers in Western Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday vetoed a pilot program to test a mileage-based tax on drivers. "I worry a lot about the consequences of this for everybody from Worcester west," Baker said. "It feels to me like it falls into a category of something people really ought to know a lot more about before they head down this road." The Massachusetts Legislature sent Baker a road and bridge funding bill with a provision directing the administration to apply for federal funding to test a new tax on drivers based on...
  • (86 year old) Woman left behind at Methuen dialysis clinic after it closed

    08/15/2016 2:40:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies ^ | August 15, 2016 | wcvb
    METHUEN, Mass. —An 86-year-old Massachusetts woman needed to be rescued by firefighters over the weekend after she was left behind at a dialysis clinic in Methuen that had closed for the day. Fire Chief Scott Sullivan says rescuers came to the aid of Maureen Perry just before 4 p.m. Saturday. The Wilmington woman was taken for treatment to the Fresenius Dialysis Center, where she remained three hours after it closed.
  • ‘Pokemon Go’ Players Blamed For Damage At Historic Mass. Fort

    08/08/2016 1:08:06 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    AP/CBS Boston ^ | 8/6/2016
    <p>FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (CBS/AP) — A fort destroyed in the Revolutionary War is again fending off attacks — this time from “Pokemon Go” players.</p> <p>Caretakers of Fort Phoenix in Massachusetts say players of the popular smartphone game are damaging the historic site.</p>
  • Similar cases in Massachusetts and Texas Shootings, Different Outcomes

    On 16 July, a homeowner in Chicopee, Massachusetts was confronted with three men who were attempting to break into his house. It was an hour past noon, in broad daylight. He called the police to report the attempted break in. He tried to get them to leave,  but one persisted in pounding on the door.  When the would be intruder broke glass, he shot one shot through the door. That intruder died.  It turned out that the intruder was 15 years old and had been illegally drinking with his two friends. Afterwards, the surviving young men claimed they were...
  • Al Gore’s daughter appears in court after West Roxbury protest arrest (Massachusetts)

    07/29/2016 10:26:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 29, 2016 | Susan Zalkind
    The daughter of former Vice President Al Gore appeared Friday at a hearing in West Roxbury Municipal Court after she was arrested for protesting the construction of Spectra Energy’s West Roxbury Lateral pipeline. “This pipeline is being built in West Roxbury against the will of the community. Elected officials have opposed it,” Karenna Gore said outside of the courtroom. “We’re in a position with climate change where, if we just keep on going like nothing is wrong and continue to use fossil fuels… then we are really headed for the worst.”
  • Nina Turner weighing offer to join Green Party ticket as vice presidential candidate

    08/01/2016 5:48:11 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | July 31, 2016 | Henry J. Gomez
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Nina Turner, the Democratic former state senator from Cleveland who has emerged as a rallying figure for Bernie Sanders' disappointed supporters, said she is considering an offer to run for vice president on the Green Party's national ticket. Massachusetts physician Jill Stein, the party's presumptive presidential nominee, reached out with the pitch, Turner told Sunday evening in a telephone interview. The Green Party opens its convention Thursday in Houston. Turner would stand for nomination there if she agrees to be Stein's running mate. Her decision is expected in the coming days.
  • Multi-Drug Resistant TB Spikes 75 Percent in Massachusetts

    08/01/2016 10:46:01 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Aug 2016 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    The number of cases of very dangerous, multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) reported in Massachusetts spiked 75 percent in 2015, to seven cases, up from four in 2014, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. In 2015, 87 percent of the 192 cases of active TB diagnosed in Massachusetts (167 out of 192) were foreign-born, a rate significantly higher than the foreign-born rate across the country that year, which was 66 percent.
  • Massachusetts gun shops redefine business after assault weapons ban

    07/31/2016 5:45:03 PM PDT · by PROCON · 74 replies ^ | July 31, 2016 | Jacki Billings
    Massachusetts gun stores are attempting to redefine their businesses in the weeks since the state’s attorney general effectively ended the sale of all AR-15s and AK-47s in the state. Per the measure, any vendors who continued selling the so-called “copycat” firearms violated the ban and could face fines, prison time and/or lose their Federal Firearms License. Greg Malany, owner of GFA ArmsTec, said the outright ban sent his shop into utter chaos as he had only a few hours to move his remaining inventory. “There was no warning,” Malany told The Milford Daily News. “It came completely out of...
  • New Bedford Officials Angry at Hill (Clinton called out over handicapped student lie)

    07/31/2016 10:12:09 AM PDT · by kristinn · 34 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | Sunday, July 31, 2016 | Brian Dowling and Joe Dwinnell
    New Bedford leaders are livid at Hillary Clinton’s depiction of the Whaling City as a place where handicapped children were abandoned at home because the schools lacked accommodations for youngsters with special needs. “It’s not true,” former Mayor Jack Markey told the Herald yesterday. “I’m even a Democrat, but the truth is the truth. “We would take handicapped kids in a small van to schools that could take them,” said Markey, who served on a local board that helped disabled children before he was elected mayor in 1971. “I would have been aware of a child needing help to go...
  • An After School Satan Club could be coming to your kid’s elementary school

    07/30/2016 8:04:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 30, 2016 at 4:21 PM | Katherine Stewart
    It’s a hot summer night, and leaders of the Satanic Temple have gathered in the crimson­-walled living room of a Victorian manse in this city renowned for its witch trials in the 17th century. They’re watching a sepia-toned video, in which children dance around a maypole, a spider crawls across a clown’s face and eerie, ambient chanting gives way to a backward, demonic voice-over. The group chuckles with approval. They’re here plotting to bring their wisdom to the nation’s public elementary school children. They point out that Christian evangelical groups already have infiltrated the lives of America’s children through after-school...
  • Flash Mob Robbery Caught On Video In Roslindale Store

    07/26/2016 10:12:25 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 51 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 07/26/2016 | Unattributed
    Flash mobs are usually fun, especially for those who don’t see it coming. Unfortunately for Gloria Mantas, she became the victim of a flash mob robbery over the weekend. Mantas was working at her convenience store gas station on Washington Street early Sunday morning when about 25 teenagers suddenly came in at once just after midnight. They started grabbing drinks, candy, ice cream and anything they could get their hands on. Then, in less than a minute, they all left at once – without paying for anything.
  • Spin Of The Year (Possibly the most heretical seminary in the US is going out of business)

    07/23/2016 4:16:43 PM PDT · by NRx · 100 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 07-21-2016 | Rod Dreher
    The Very Rev. Katherine Ragsdale, lesbian cleric and then president and dean of Episcopal Divinity School, delivers 2009 'abortion is a blessing' address (National Organization for Women/Flickr) Via the Episcopal News Service, a press release revealing that the ultramegaliberal Episcopal Divinity School is winding things down: Episcopal Divinity School will cease to grant degrees at the end of the upcoming academic year, the seminary’s board of trustees decided July 21 on a 11-4 vote. During the next year, the board will explore options for EDS’s future, some of which were suggested by a specially convened Futures Task Force to...
  • Portland researchers are trying to rebuild Massachusetts’ loon population

    07/24/2016 12:10:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    “All we need to do is establish one pair,” Evers said. “Once that one pair is established and once that pair produces young, and those young come back, and they start to establish territories, then you’ve got some brooding that can start from that little seed.” However, common loons can be slow to recover because they don’t breed until they are several years old. “Loons depend on high-quality habitat without certain types of disturbance,” said Danielle D’Auria, a wildlife biologist with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
  • Did Healey’s gun ban backfire? (2,251 Armalite Rifles's sold in one day)

    07/23/2016 3:49:01 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 49 replies
    NATICK — Massachusetts gun dealers sold more than 2,000 military-style rifles Wednesday — nearly one-quarter of the total sold last year — after Attorney General Maura Healey moved to bar semiautomatic rifles that have been altered slightly to evade the state’s assault weapons ban. The 2,251 assault rifles snapped up in a gun-buying frenzy represented a remarkable uptick from the 132 sold Tuesday and the 51 sold Monday, before Healey announced her ban. The numbers were first reported by Commonwealth Magazine.
  • The loophole in the Mass. assault weapons ban (retroactive gun ban)

    "The Massachusetts assault weapons ban mirrors the federal ban Congress allowed to expire in 2004. It prohibits the sale of specific weapons like the Colt AR-15 and AK-47 and explicitly bans “copies or duplicates” of those weapons. But gun manufacturers have taken it upon themselves to define what a “copy” or “duplicate” weapon is. They market “state compliant” copycat versions of their assault weapons to Massachusetts buyers. They sell guns without a flash suppressor or folding or telescoping stock, for example, small tweaks that do nothing to limit the lethalness of the weapon. That will end now."
  • BREAKING: Massachusetts Attorney General Bans Sales of All New "Assault Weapons" As of Today

    07/20/2016 3:25:35 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    Truth About Guns ^ | July 20, 2016 | Robert Farago
    After the usual "assault rifles" are "weapon of war" used by "mass murderers" anti-AR agitprop, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey dropped this bombshell at The Boston Globe. The Massachusetts assault weapons ban mirrors the federal ban Congress allowed to expire in 2004. It prohibits the sale of specific weapons like the Colt AR-15 and AK-47 and explicitly bans "copies or duplicates" of those weapons. But gun manufacturers have taken it upon themselves to define what a "copy" or "duplicate" weapon is. They market "state compliant" copycat versions of their assault weapons to Massachusetts buyers. They sell guns without a flash...
  • Man fatally shoots teen forcing his way into home, gets muder (sic) charge

    07/20/2016 8:10:44 AM PDT · by PROCON · 75 replies ^ | July 19, 2016 | Jennifer Cruz
    A Massachusettes man was charged with murder after he shot and killed a 15-year-old boy who was trying to force his way inside the man’s Chicopee, Massachusetts, home Saturday afternoon. Jeffery Lovell, 42, called the police to report what he believed was a break-in in progress just before 1 p.m. According to reports from the Chicopee Police Department, three teens went to Lovell’s home and began banging on the front door repeatedly. Lovell said he attempted to communicate with the youths through the door, but was unsuccessful. As the banging continued, Lovell believed the teens were trying to break...
  • Boston cops warned to check their cars after officer's vehicle was tampered with...

    07/19/2016 8:05:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 19, 2016 | Hannah Parry
    Boston police are being warned to check their cars before driving off after a cop's vehicle was tampered with. The officer, whose name is not being released, was driving away from the police department's District 1 station, in central Boston, yesterday when his rear wheel came off. He was not injured in the incident but when the cop took the car to the shop for repairs, a mechanic found the car had been tampered with. Someone had loosened or removed the lug nuts holding the wheel in place before he drove away....
  • You Shouldn’t Be Surprised by Officer’s Response to Viral Photo of Young Boy Flipping Off Cop Car

    07/13/2016 1:26:49 PM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 44 replies ^ | 7/13/16 | Jon Street
    “My reaction was outrage,” Sergeant John Delaney with the Springfield Police Department said. “Not as a police officer, but as a parent. The general public doesn’t understand. They see the badge. They see the blue uniform.” “They don’t see the person behind it,” Delaney told WFSB-TV. “We laugh. We cry. We bleed. We die.” But Delaney said the vulgar image won’t keep him from doing all he can to protect that same child. “I would go and rescue that little boy if he was drowning. If he was in a car accident, if he was choking on something — and...
  • City rips secret planting of Syrian 'refugees' (Groping at public pool brings issue to fore in MA)

    07/13/2016 10:45:24 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 42 replies
    WND ^ | 7/13/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    The secrecy of the federal refugee-resettlement program has once again been highlighted by a local official who has seen the dark side of the program play out in living color. In Lowell, Massachusetts, a 13-year-old girl was twice groped at a public pool last week by a 22-year-old man freshly imported into the community from Syria as a “refugee.” -snip- Some of the cities receiving heavy numbers of Syrian refugees are the following: •Atlanta, Savannah and Stone Mountain, Georgia •Asheville, High Point, Raleigh-Durham, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Charlotte, North Carolina •Columbia, South Carolina •Dearborn, Clinton Township, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Troy, Battle...
  • Suspect in East Boston murder held without bail (Massachusetts)

    07/12/2016 6:33:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 11, 2016 | Susan Zalkind
    Jose Hernandez,15, was arraigned in East Boston Municipal Court on Monday, charged with the stabbing and beating death of 18-year-old Blanca Lainez, whose body was found by construction workers on June 15. Hernandez, who did not appear in court, was denied bail. Assistant District Attorney John Verner said the break in the case came on June 30, when Hernandez was arrested for carrying a 9.75-inch knife. Detectives took his fingerprints, and found a match from a between his prints and a palm print found at the murder scene.
  • Powell partly faults Gates (He's back!!!)

    07/28/2009 5:31:20 PM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 25 replies · 772+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 28, 2009 06:35 PM | Foon Rhee
    General Colin Powell, one of the nation's most prominent African-American leaders, put some of the blame on Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. for the confrontation that has become a raging controversy. Asked in an interview airing on CNN's "Larry King Live" tonight whether Gates was wrong to confront Cambridge police Sergeant James Crowley before being arrested in his own home, Powell replied, "I'm saying that Skip, perhaps in this instance, might have waited a while, come outside, talked to the officer, and that might have been the end of it. "I think he should have reflected on whether or...
  • Did White House plant Gates question?

    07/28/2009 4:55:29 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 16 replies · 1,333+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 26, 2009 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Although the reporter involved denies she coordinated with the White House, speculation abounds over the genesis of the press conference inquiry last week by Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, whose question about Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. prompted a national race scandal involving President Obama. Several blogs have picked up on unanswered questions surrounding the event and have speculated that the White House may have coordinated the question. "Sweet was prepped, planted and performed on cue," was the title of a piece on The Real Barack Obama blog. "Lynn Sweet has earned her bones as a...
  • Gore Vidal Writes About Gates Arrest; Lapses Into Incoherence

    07/29/2009 8:22:15 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies · 932+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 29, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Perhaps it is time to recall William Shatner to the Tonight Show in order to read alound, accompanied by bongos, leftwing novelist Gore Vidal's incoherent screed about the Henry Louis Gates arrest. Even Grampa Abe ranting aloud while spinning around on the church floor in "The Simpsons Movie" made more sense than Vidal. Perhaps it could be explained by one too many Ketel Ones but here is his seemingly endless essay from Truthdig which starts out from a far left position and then quickly plunges into utter incoherence: For those of us who had hoped that the Obama administration would...
  • 'Jungle monkey' e-mail jeopardizes Boston officer's job

    07/29/2009 9:03:39 PM PDT · by freed0misntfree · 52 replies · 1,762+ views
    CNN ^ | 07/29/09
    CNN) -- A Boston, Massachusetts, police officer who sent a mass e-mail in which he referred to Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. as "banana-eating" and a "bumbling jungle monkey" has been placed on administrative leave and faces losing his job. Officer Justin Barrett, 36, who is also an active member of the National Guard, sent an e-mail to some fellow Guard members, as well as the Boston Globe, in which he vented his displeasure with a July 22 Globe column about Gates' controversial arrest. The columnist, Yvonne Abraham, supported Gates' actions, asking readers, "Would you stand for this kind...
  • Race-Based Student Government

    09/24/2009 8:21:28 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 721+ views
    Campus Report ^ | September 24, 2009 | Alana Goodman
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