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  • Court: Birth control mandate violates religious rights

    07/22/2016 8:29:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 22, 2016 9:58 PM EDT | David A. Lieb
    A federal judge has ruled in favor of a Missouri lawmaker who cited religious objections while challenging the inclusion of birth control coverage in his government-provided health insurance. State Sen. Paul Wieland said Friday that the ruling, while applying only to his family, could serve as a guide for others seeking to challenge the application of a section of President Barack Obama’s health care law that requires insurers to include coverage of contraceptives. “I think this sets a precedent, so that if anybody else has religious convictions and they find these drugs offensive … they can use this as a...
  • Should Students Learn About Black Lives Matter in School?

    07/21/2016 12:44:10 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 21, 2016 | Haley Glatter
    If the Chicago social-studies teacher Gregory Michie waits for a textbook to teach his students about the Black Lives Matter movement, the first seventh-graders to hear the lesson won’t be born for another seven years. Despite the historical implications of that movement, bureaucratic timelines all but quash any possibility that students might learn about today’s events from an actual history textbook in the near future. According to Anthony Pellegrino, an assistant professor of education at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, many school districts receive new books on a seven-year cycle. However, in some states, schools don’t receive new books for 10...
  • Ex-Cardinals Scouting Director Chris Correa Sentenced To 46 Months In Prison For Astros’ Data Breach

    07/18/2016 6:05:31 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 11 replies
    MLB Trade Rumors ^ | July 18, 2016 | Steve Adams
    The New York Times reported last summer that the Cardinals were the subject of a federal investigation in connection with multiple illegal breaches of the Astros’ proprietary computer network, Ground Control. Correa was ultimately fired by the Cardinals in July and was later charged. At the time of his plea, Correa claimed that his to access Ground Control was due to concern that former Cardinals scouting director Jeff Luhnow had taken proprietary information with him upon being hired by the Astros as general manager. Per Barron, the court denied a request that would’ve allowed Correa to subpoena documents from the...
  • Deceased Baton Rouge suspect identified as a ‘black male named Gavin Eugene Long of Kansas City

    07/17/2016 2:50:28 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 122 replies
    twitchy ^ | July 17, 2016
    Some updates on the awful killing of 3 police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The deceased suspect has been identified as Gavin Eugene Long of Kansas City, Missouri:
  • Activists temporarily block westbound Highway 40 in downtown St. Louis

    07/17/2016 8:54:39 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 45 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | July 16, 2016 | Jesse Bogan
    ST. LOUIS • Activists supporting the Black Lives Matter movement temporarily blocked westbound traffic on Highway 40 (Interstate 64) downtown Saturday afternoon as part of a protest to raise the issue of racial inequality. Earlier Saturday, several local groups, including the Organization for Black Struggle and the St. Louis chapter of Hands Up United, had organized a rally at the Old Courthouse. The Old Courthouse, a powerful symbol for activists, is the site where the slave Dred Scott sued for his freedom in the landmark legal case that he eventually lost. Slave auctions also were held on the courthouse steps....
  • McCaskill [D-MO]: Founding Fathers ‘Maniacal’ for Wanting Separation of Powers

    07/14/2016 11:08:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | July 14, 2016 | David Rutz
    Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) called the Founding Fathers of the United States “a little maniacal” in their focus on having a separation of powers during an appearance Thursday on Morning Joe. McCaskill, a Hillary Clinton supporter, said while criticizing Donald Trump that the country should not be divided and pointed to the rancor in Congress as proof of the problem.
  • Trump Campaign Focusing on 17 States in General Election

    07/13/2016 8:18:16 PM PDT · by bereanrabbi · 20 replies
    Wall Street journal ^ | July 6, 2016
    Donald Trump's political director, Jim Murphy, told House members that the campaign would focus on 17 states this fall, the Wall Street Journal reports. Included are 12 states Barack Obama won in both 2008 and 2012 (145 electoral votes) and five states Mitt Romney won in 2012. Not in the list are extreme longshots like California and New York, states Trump has previously indicated would be competitive for him.
  • Governor Nixon's Missouri Muddle (Effects of BLM)

    07/13/2016 11:50:27 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | August 22, 2014 | Ian Tuttle
    Before August 9, 2014, Jay Nixon was an unfamiliar name. The Democratic governor of Missouri for five years, before that its attorney general for 16 years, had managed to govern far from the scorching rays of the national media limelight, and in doing so he accrued a not-unimpressive résumé in the Show Me State. Then 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Mo., and Governor Nixon found himself in the national spotlight — to which he has responded with something less than aplomb. Two days after the shooting, Nixon asked the Department of Justice independently to investigate Brown’s death, and...
  • Intruder shot by off-duty St. Louis County officer after online argument about Black Lives Matter

    07/10/2016 6:42:16 PM PDT · by plain talk · 29 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 7-10-2016 | denise hollingshed
    A former Affton High School football standout forced his way into a South County home and was shot and killed by an off-duty officer inside after a Facebook dispute over Black Lives Matter apparently boiled over late Saturday afternoon.
  • Police are safer under Obama than they have been in decades

    07/10/2016 2:16:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/09/16 | Christopher Ingraham
    In the aftermath of the mass shooting of a dozen police officers in Dallas this week, some conservatives rushed to lay blame for the incident at the feet of the Obama administration. Former Republican congressman Joe Walsh said on Twitter that "Obama's words & [Black Lives Matter]'s deeds have gotten cops killed." Rep. Roger Williams (R-Tex.) said, "the spread of misinformation and constant instigation by prominent leaders, including our president" contributed to the killings. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said the shooting had "roots" in the "anti-white/cop events illuminated by Obama." These statements are part of a broader narrative of a...
  • Pokemon Go Warning from O'Fallon Missouri Police

    07/10/2016 1:38:12 PM PDT · by kingu · 16 replies
    UPDATE INFORMATION BELOW-This morning at approximately 2 am we responded to the report of an Armed Robbery near the intersection of Highway K and Feise Road. We were able to locate four suspects occupying a black BMW a short time later and recover a handgun. These suspects are suspected of multiple Armed Robberies both in St. Louis and St. Charles Counties. It is believed these suspects targeted their victims through the Pokemon Go smart phone application. Many of you have heard of Pokemon Go, but for those that have not, it is a type of Geo Caching game where you...
  • St. Louis County Police Chief: Ballwin Officer ‘Was Ambushed. Period.’

    07/08/2016 2:12:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    stlouis.cbslocal.com ^ | July 8, 2016 | cbs
    BALLWIN, Mo. (KMOX) – A Ballwin police officer is “fighting for his life,” according to the chief of police, after he was shot during a traffic stop Friday morning. Ballwin Police Chief Kevin Scott, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar and St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger addressed the media during a news conference at Ballwin police headquarters on Friday afternoon. Scott says the incident began with a traffic stop in the 300 block of New Ballwin Road when the officer pulled over a vehicle. The officer then got out of his patrol car, approached the vehicle and had...
  • Police Officer Shot in BalLwin, Mo.

    07/08/2016 11:52:04 AM PDT · by Memphis Moe · 13 replies
    CBS local ^ | July 8, 2016
    http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2016/07/08/breaking-reports-of-police-officer-shot-in-ballwin/
  • Manhunt Underway In St. Louis Suburb After Police Officer Shot In The Neck

    07/08/2016 9:51:50 AM PDT · by lafroste · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7/8/16 | credittrader
    Just minutes after Loretta Lynch urged "actions" with regard the divisions in America, FOX2NOW reports a manhunt underway for the shooter of a police officer in West St. Louis County. The officer was wounded in the neck and his condition is unknown for now...
  • Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Sends Its 60th Botched Abortion Victim to the ER

    07/06/2016 2:10:11 PM PDT · by kathsua · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | Jul 5, 2016 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Less than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court nullified certain abortion safety laws, a medical emergency at the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in St. Louis, MO, has illustrated how women have been left in jeopardy by the nation’s High Court. It happened on Saturday, July 2, 2016, a heavy abortion day. Paramedics were photographed by pro-life activists as they removed a Planned Parenthood patient from the abortion facility and loaded her into an awaiting ambulance. Abortion workers and an armed security guard attempted to conceal the incident by holding up large brown tarps. This medical emergency represented the 60th...
  • Speaker Ryan on VA Secretary: 'I Don't Know If He Should Resign'

    05/24/2016 8:40:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    cns news ^ | 5/24/16 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday stopped short of calling for Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald to resign over his comments comparing wait times at VA clinics to wait times at amusement parks. A reporter told Ryan that Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) is calling on McDonald to resign. "Do you think it goes to that level, that he should resign?" the reporter asked Ryan. "I don't know if he should resign. He should clarify his comments," Ryan said. "He should show some empathy for our veterans that he's supposed to serve. This really is just beyond the pale,...
  • Missouri candidate’s ‘ISIS Hunting Permits’ concern Muslim community

    07/02/2016 1:11:33 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 58 replies
    <p>HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI) - Eric Greitens, one of the four Republicans running for Missouri Governor, has issued an 'ISIS Hunting Permit' as part of his campaign. Greitens' campaign started selling bumper stickers with the words "ISIS HUNTING PERMIT 2016" on Tuesday. The sticker says it expires when "we defeat this evil."</p>
  • Ex-SEAL, Gov. Candidate Is Raising Money with 'ISIS Hunting Permits'

    07/02/2016 11:18:44 AM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | July 1, 2016
    An ex-Navy SEAL who is running for governor in Missouri came up with a novel idea to get the word out about his campaign. Eric Greitens is selling "ISIS hunting permits" in an effort to raise money. The bumper sticker says that the permit expires "when we defeat this evil."Those who fork over $100 will get a sticker signed by Rob O'Neill, the former SEAL who fired the shots that killed Usama bin Laden. The combat veteran served four tours of duty, including in Iraq and Afghanistan. He received the Combat Action Ribbon, the Purple Heart, and the Bronze...
  • McCaskill: I Wonder If People Voting For Trump Are Embarrassed

    06/30/2016 12:11:03 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 110 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 30, 2016 | Paula Firozi
    Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill laid into Trump during an interview with Missouri radio host McGraw Milhaven, calling Trump a “buffoon” and questioning the voters who have been supporting him. “I wonder how many people that are voting for him that are kind of embarrassed,” the Missouri senator said on Missouri’s KTRS on Thursday morning, as first reported by BuzzFeed. “I have so many friends that are — I feel for them. A lot of Republican friends are just saying, ‘we can’t let this guy be commander-in-chief. He has no idea what he’s talking about.’”
  • Anti-Cop Race Activist DeRay McKesson Lands Job With Baltimore Schools Making $165,000 a Year

    06/30/2016 7:32:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 30, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Now Deray will work for the Baltimore School system. The Baltimore Sun reported: Civil rights activist and former Baltimore mayoral candidate DeRay Mckesson will return to his old stamping grounds at city school headquarters to lead the district’s office of human capital. Mckesson was named interim chief human capital officer on Tuesday by incoming schools CEO Sonja Santelises. It was the second and most high-profile cabinet appointment made by the new chief, who begins her tenure Friday. Santelises said Mckesson, who spent about two and a half years overseeing key reforms as a strategist and special assistant in the human...
  • Missouri GOP Poised to Override Veto, Legalize Permitless Carry(Show me!)

    06/29/2016 6:06:27 PM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/28/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe (R-Dist. 6) says he and his GOP colleagues are ready to override Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) veto of permitless carry legislation. Nixon vetoed the legislation, SB 656, on June 27, just over two weeks after defenseless Orlando, Florida, residents demonstrated the dangers unarmed citizens face when targeted by a determined armed attacker. According to The Kansas City Star, House Speaker Todd Richardson (R-Dist. 152) said the House will override the veto if an override attempt prevails in the Senate.
  • NPR issues large correction about stay-at-home mom/gun-control activist(STW)

    06/26/2016 7:02:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 6/23/2016 | Erik Wemple
    This report refers to Shannon Watts as one in a group of “regular people” who began advocating for stricter gun control measures in recent years. After the December 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., she created the “One Million Moms for Gun Control” Facebook page. It later became “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.” We should have noted that Watts has a background in corporate communications. From 1998 to mid-2012, she was a corporate communications executive or consultant at such companies as Monsanto and FleishmanHillard. Before that, Watts had what she says was a...
  • Miss Missouri Erin O'Flaherty Declares Herself 'Gay Contestant' In Coming Miss America Pageant

    06/23/2016 3:47:42 PM PDT · by drewh · 104 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | 1 hour ago | Abdul Kuddus
    Erin O’Flaherty made history when she became the first openly gay to win the Miss Missouri contest. As the pageant queen moves on to this year’s Miss America competition in September, she will stand as the contest’s first openly lesbian contestant. Reportedly, 23-year-old O’Flaherty declared her sexual orientation since she was 18 as openly gay throughout her pageant career. After winning the Miss Missouri competition in Mexico, Missouri, Ann Jolly, chairman of the board of the Miss Missouri Scholarship Organization, reportedly confirmed that O’Flaherty is the first LGBT contestant to win the title. “I’m on cloud nine, really, just to...
  • First openly gay Miss Missouri crowned

    06/22/2016 6:26:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 120 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 22, 2016 7:03 PM EDT | Maria Sudekum
    Missouri has its first openly gay Miss Missouri, and she will represent the state at the Miss America pageant later this year. Erin O’Flaherty, 23, was crowned Miss Missouri on Saturday in Mexico, Missouri, and is the first openly gay woman to be named Miss Missouri, said Ann Jolly, chairman of the board of the Miss Missouri Scholarship Organization. O’Flaherty said Wednesday in a telephone interview with The Associated Press that she came out as gay when she was 18, competed openly and knew going into the Miss Missouri pageant that she’d be making history if she won. …
  • ESPN To Give Mizzou Football Team Humanitarian Award For Black Lives Matter Strike

    06/20/2016 8:16:24 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/19/2016 | Blake Neff
    ESPN announced it will give the University of Missouri (MU) football team a special humanitarian award in July for the team’s strike, which led to the the school’s president being fired and a massive drop in enrollment.[snip]Now, ESPN has decided to reward MU’s football team for its acts. The sports network announced Friday that the 2015 team will be collectively honored at its second annual Sports Humanitarian of the Year awards, which are held in tandem with the ESPY awards. During the July 12 show in Los Angeles, the team will be given the Stuart Scott ENSPIRE award, named in...
  • Lawyers for Ferguson seek any Michael Brown juvenile records

    06/18/2016 11:51:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 18, 2016 11:10 AM EDT | Jim Suhr
    The city of Ferguson and other defendants in a wrongful-death lawsuit by Michael Brown’s parents are seeking access to any juvenile records of the black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in 2014 — a request once rejected by a judge after a newspaper and blog sought such documents. The motion, filed this month, seeks St. Louis County family court records concerning outcomes of any Brown-related juvenile cases “or records of any alleged delinquent acts committed by or pertaining to” him. The motion argues that any such information “is reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery...
  • Disgusting: Mizzou Race Activist Scolds White People At Orlando Shooting Vigil

    06/15/2016 5:29:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    What is with this school? The University of Missouri seems to be a breeding ground for unhinged progressives, who appear to have turned a vigil remembering the victims of the Orlando attack into some weird lecture about race. The College Fix had the details concerning what Mizzou graduate and activist Tiffany Melecio said before addressing the diverse crowd, namely how she was nervous getting up on stage because of all the white people in attendance. “I was really nervous to get up here because there’s a lot of white people in the crowd, and that wasn’t a joke,” she said...
  • Downtown carjacking suspect wounded in shootout dies. (ST. Louis MO)

    06/11/2016 2:00:39 AM PDT · by MCF · 12 replies
    Fox 2 News ^ | June 9, 2016 | Kevin S. Held
    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The carjacking suspect wounded in a shootout near Busch Stadium last month has died. (Follow up story from earlier post.)
  • The Ferguson-Obama Syndrome

    06/08/2016 7:45:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2016 | Bob Barr
    Over the past year or so, several major cities across the United States have experienced a violent crime wave not seen since the 1990s. This spike in violent crime, measured by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program, has confounded Leftist sociologists, bleeding-heart politicians, and members of the media, who constantly tend to blame private gun ownership and the police themselves for increased criminal activity. In fact, one of the prime causes of this problem may very well be the media and Leftist politicians, including the President and his previous and current Attorneys General. And the spark that appears to have...
  • Whoa!!FederalJudge Orders UnredactedReleaseofGrandJuryWitnessTestimony Including Names In Michael

    06/06/2016 5:46:16 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 44 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 6/6/2016 | Sundance
    Whoa !! Federal Judge Orders Unredacted Release of Grand Jury Witness Testimony Including Names In Michael Brown Case… Wow, just wow. This judge is nuts! Has he forgotten the example of Ty Da Shooter? Has he forgotten Jeffrey Williams opening fire on Ferguson police? According to the Associated Press a federal judge, U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber, has ordered St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch’s office to release the full unredacted transcripts from the Grand Jury testimony in the Michael Brown shooting case against officer Darren Wilson. Specifically, Judge Webber is forcing McCulloch’s office to also release the...
  • As subprime auto borrowers default, collection suits pile up in local courts (St. Louis)

    06/06/2016 3:08:08 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 41 replies
    St. louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 6-6-16 | Walker Moskop
    In August 2008, William Lesinski walked into a Car Credit City in Bridgeton and made a decision that would be far more expensive than he ever imagined. Wanting to buy his son a car as a high school graduation gift, Lesinski put $1,750 down and drove off the lot in a 2003 Ford Mustang. The loan for the car was $11,367, and it carried 29 percent annual interest over nearly four years. His son would make the payments, but the loan was in Lesinski’s name. After paying the balance down to a little more than $10,000, his son, who had...
  • Carjacking victim wounded in shootout (ST.Louis, MO)

    06/01/2016 3:19:31 PM PDT · by MCF · 8 replies
    Fox 2 ^ | 5/31/2016 | Seth Lemon
    "ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A man was wounded in a shootout with attempted carjackers late Monday night near Busch Stadium, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said." "The carjacking suspect was admitted to the hospital and is listed in critical condItion."
  • Father who took teen daughter out of state to get married going to jail ( Idaho )

    06/01/2016 3:05:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    East Idaho News ^ | May 24th, 2016 | Stephan Rockefeller
    ST. ANTHONY, Idaho. An Ashton man who took his 14-year-old daughter out of state to marry a 24-year-old man will spend at least 120 days in jail. Keith Strawn was sentenced on one felony injury to a child charge Tuesday afternoon. “While you spend those 120 days in jail, perhaps you will think about the 120 days your daughter was in a vile farce of a marriage to a rapist.” — District Judge Greg Moeller District Judge Greg Moeller ordered Strawn to serve a suspended sentence of four years in prison with two years fixed and two years indeterminate. ......
  • List of Republicans planning to skip Cleveland convention

    05/30/2016 12:59:00 PM PDT · by Salman · 139 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 30, 2016 | Fox
    The following is a list of prominent Republicans who say they’re not planning to attend the Republican National Convention -- based on responses from their offices and previously published reports: Former President George W. Bush Former President George H.W. Bush 2008 Republican presidential nominee and Arizona Sen. John McCain 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney 2016 presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval Wyoming Gov. Matthew Mead South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson Kansas Sen....
  • With revenue plunging, Mizzou to spend $1.1 million on diversity audit

    05/27/2016 5:17:29 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 31 replies
    Fox ^ | 5/27/2016
    The University of Missouri, which was rocked by race protests last year that toppled its two leaders, caused its biggest donors to retreat and dampened interest among prospective students, will spend more than $1 million to audit its diversity policies. In addition to the $1.1 million audit, the UM System also plans to spend $2 million on other diversity initiatives, including the hiring of a chief diversity officer and systemwide task force, the Missourian reported earlier this week. IBIS Consulting Group will conduct the comprehensive audit, interviewing students, professors and staff on all four campuses in the UM System, according...
  • How Hillary Clinton’s Map Advantage Could Shift Towards Trump

    05/25/2016 3:54:23 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/25/2016 | Matt A. Mayer
    The conventional wisdom is that Hillary Clinton will crush Donald Trump in the November election. As I detailed previously, a generic Democratic candidate begins the general election with a huge Electoral College advantage based on how states have voted in the last six presidential elections. The count in September 2015 stood at 257 electoral votes for the Democrat and 206 electoral votes for the Republican, with five battleground states worth 75 electoral votes. Where is the race today as we near the end of the primary process? Based on current polling and primary results, Clinton likely would win the presidency...
  • Ferguson activist accused of prostituting a 17-year-old girl

    05/24/2016 8:07:40 AM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 13 replies
    Washington Pest ^ | 5/24/16 | Peter Holley
    A well-known activist who played a significant role assisting Black Lives Matter activists and other demonstrators in Ferguson and Baltimore was arrested last month in Prince George’s County and charged with prostitution and human trafficking. Police accuse Charles Wade — founder of Operation Help or Hush — of using online ads to organize meetings between a 17-year-old girl and Johns who paid her for sex, according to court documents. Wade was arrested, the documents state, on suspicion of setting up a meeting April 25 at a Howard Johnson Inn in College Park, where the teenager agreed to have sex with...
  • Prominent Black Lives Matter Activist Arrested for Pimping 17-Year-Old Girl

    05/19/2016 9:45:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    The Root ^ | May 19 2016 | STEPHEN A. CROCKETT JR.
    Ferguson, Mo., activist Charles Wade, who co-founded Operation Help or Hush, was arrested and charged with seven counts, including felonies for human trafficking, after an undercover cop responded to a Backpage.com ad for sex.Ferguson, Mo., activist Charles Wade, who has been a prominent figure in the Black Lives Matter movement and is credited with co-founding the nonprofit Operation Help or Hush, was arrested in April and charged with human trafficking and prostitution. According to the Daily Caller, Wade was arrested after an undercover officer answered a Backpage.com ad listing for a 23-year-old prostitute. When the officer arrived at the Howard...
  • Black Lives Matter Leader Arrested On Charges Of Child Trafficking

    05/19/2016 8:21:41 PM PDT · by Enchante · 28 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | May 119, 2016 | DCWhispers
    Charles Wade was arrested in April on prostitution and child trafficking charges. On April 25, he really got himself in a fix. He was arrested and charged with human trafficking and several prostitution-related charges. The police report notes, that as part of the charges, he is accused of allegedly pimping out a 17 year old girl in Prince George’s County, Maryland. So far, the Mainstream Media has been reluctant to share Mr. Wade’s current legal troubles. The Obama White House has no comment as well. Read more at http://dcwhispers.com/black-lives-matter-leader-arrested-charges-human-trafficking/#KRqBJWXVUZ8eSGVD.99
  • Black Lives Matter Activist Accused of Trafficking 17-Year-Old Girl

    05/19/2016 2:23:06 PM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    jezebel.com ^ | 5/18/2016 | Anna Merlan
    A prominent Black Lives matter activist in St. Louis was arrested in April and faces charges of human trafficking and prostitution against a 17-year-old girl. The activist, Charles Wade, said in a statement that he was helping the girl, who he believed to be 20, obtain temporary housing. Wade runs Operation Help or Hush, a charity that says it provides housing, food assistance and other forms of direct aid to both activists and local residents in general. Conservative news site The Daily Caller appears to have been the first to run a story about his arrest, but copies of the...
  • Nixon Pushing Back on Newly Passed Tax Breaks

    05/23/2016 6:31:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    ap/cbs ^ | 05/23/2016
    Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature this year passed tax breaks for goods and services ranging from wheelchairs to yoga classes, setting up a potential showdown with Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon over what he said could lead to a hole in the state budget. Nixon said the tax cuts could cost as much as $80 million, but backers say Nixon’s cost estimate is overblown. Legislative researchers project that the tax breaks cited by the governor will cost closer to $22 million in the fiscal year that begins July 1. Nixon said he will closely review the costs and take “actions necessary to keep...
  • Missouri plans to seek death penalty for illegal alien accused of gunning down five people

    05/21/2016 6:26:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 20 May 2016 | REGINA F. GRAHAM
    Missouri plans to seek death penalty for illegal alien accused of gunning down five people in two day spree. [ Full title ]. Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino, 40, is charged with killing five men. ... Immigration authorities missed two chances to deport Serrano-Vitorino . ... Missouri prosecutors on Friday filed their formal plan to pursue the death penalty against a Mexican national in the shooting death of a man a day after he allegedly killed four people in Kansas. Prosecutors in Montgomery County submitted court papers saying they will seek capital punishment for Pablo Serrano-Vitorino if he's convicted of first-degree murder...
  • 'Ferguson Effect' Is Real, and It Threatens to Harm Black Americans Most

    05/20/2016 4:56:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2016 | Michael Barone
    University of Missouri at St. Louis criminologist Richard Rosenfeld has had "second thoughts." Like many academic criminologists, he had pooh-poohed charges that skyrocketing murder rates in many cities in 2015 and 2016 result from a "Ferguson effect" -- a skittering back from proactive policing for fear of accusations of racism like those that followed the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014. Now, after looking over 2015 data from 56 large cities, he's changed his mind. Homicides in those cities were up 17 percent from 2014. And 10 cities, all with large black populations, saw homicides up...
  • Donald Trump Releases List of Potential Supreme Court Appointments

    05/18/2016 2:21:53 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 18, 2016 | Sundance
    Today Donald J. Trump released the much-anticipated list of people he would consider as potential replacements for Justice Scalia at the United States Supreme Court. This list was compiled, first and foremost, based on constitutional principles, with input from highly respected conservatives and Republican Party leadership. Mr. Trump stated, “Justice Scalia was a remarkable person and a brilliant Supreme Court Justice. His career was defined by his reverence for the Constitution and his legacy of protecting Americans’ most cherished freedoms. He was a Justice who did not believe in legislating from the bench and he is a person whom I...
  • Trump's 11 potential Supreme Court Justices (bio and Wiki link)

    05/18/2016 12:48:45 PM PDT · by justlurking · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2016-05-18 | Me
    Don Willett is a Texas Supreme Court justice:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Willett David Stras is an associate justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Stras Allison Eid is a justice on the Colorado Supreme Court:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allison_H._Eid Joan Larsen is a justice on the Michigan Supreme Court.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Larsen Steven Colloton is a federal judge who has served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Colloton Raymond Gruender is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Gruender Thomas Hardiman is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hardiman Raymond M. Kethledge is a federal judge...
  • Donald Trump releases list of potential supreme court nominees – live

    05/18/2016 11:09:45 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 14 replies
    ABCNEWS ^ | 05/18/16 | staff
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia. Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri. Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. Trump said in March he planned to release the list to ease concerns about his conservative credentials...
  • Trump unveils list of his top Supreme Court picks

    05/18/2016 11:31:12 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 13 replies
    AP ^ | May 18, 2016 | JILL COLVIN
    Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri. Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. Trump had previously named Pryor and Sykes as examples of kind of justices he would choose.
  • Trump unveils list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices

    05/18/2016 11:11:10 AM PDT · by TontoKowalski · 233 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/18/16 | Jill Colvin
    The names are at the link.
  • MO: Permitless or “Constitutional” carry passes Legislature, on to Governor Nixon

    05/14/2016 8:31:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Missouri omnibus firearm reform bill, SB 656, has passed the legislature on the last day of the session, May 13, 2016. It includes permitless or “Constitutional” carry. It will now go to Governor Nixon for signature or veto. According to the NRA-ILA, SB 656 has these primary features: Recognize Missourians right to Constitutional/Permitless Carry where open carry is not prohibitedExpand Missouri’s current Stand your Ground lawsExpand Castle Doctrine protections for anyone legally allowed into your home, vehicle, business and propertySpecify that except for credit card fees incurred, no additional fee beyond $100 may be charged to process concealed...
  • Missouri lawmakers pass expanded gun rights on final day

    05/13/2016 10:38:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May. 13, 2016 9:21 PM EDT | David A. Lieb and Summer Ballentine
    Missouri lawmakers passed a sweeping expansion of gun rights Friday, allowing people to carry concealed guns without needing permits while also expanding their right to stand and fight against perceived threats. The legislation, which goes to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, was among the most prominent measures passed by the Republican-led Legislature on the final day of its annual session. Under the measure, most people could carry concealed guns, even if they haven’t gone through the training now required to get a permit. The legislation would also expand the state’s “castle doctrine” by allowing invited guests such as baby sitters to...