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  • Mississippi high court: Execution plans can be kept secret

    04/13/2017 6:51:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 13, 2017 5:46 PM EDT | Jeff Amy
    Mississippi’s Supreme Court says the state doesn’t have to publicly disclose details of how it carries out executions. Thursday’s 7-2 decision dismisses a lawsuit that sought the release of Mississippi’s plans for executions and acquiring lethal drugs. In the lawsuit, the Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center argued the Mississippi Department of Corrections wasn’t disclosing enough information. …
  • Mississippi State, South Carolina play for the championship

    04/02/2017 7:16:59 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 9 replies
    The Daily Courier ^ | April 2, 2017 5:53 a.m. | Associated Press
    DALLAS (AP) — Vic Schaefer and his Mississippi State Bulldogs didn’t get much time to celebrate what might be the greatest shocker in women’s basketball history. Not when there’s one more game to win, not when there’s a national championship on the line against SEC rival South Carolina.
  • Mississippi State stuns UConn 66-64 in Final Four to end Huskies' 111-game win streak

    03/31/2017 11:31:17 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 55 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 31, 2017 | Doug Feinberg
    UConn's record 111-game winning streak came to a startling end when Mississippi State pulled off perhaps the biggest upset in women's basketball history, stunning the Huskies 66-64 on Morgan William's overtime buzzer beater in the national semifinals Friday night.
  • Execution statute, with firing squad, heads to Miss governor

    03/28/2017 5:05:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 28, 2017 7:56 PM EDT | Sarah Smith and Jeff Amy
    Lawmakers want Mississippi to change how it handles executions, with changes meant to overcome legal challenges to execution drugs, and possibly allow the state to use electrocution and the firing squad as death penalty methods. The Senate agreed on Tuesday to changes to HB 638, sending it to Gov. Phil Bryant for his approval or veto after the House agreed Monday. The measure lists four preferred execution methods. The first is lethal injection using a three-drug mixture. After that, in order, the bill specifies poison gas, electrocution and firing squad as execution methods. The bill is a response to lawsuits...
  • 13 states join brief in support of Trump’s temporary travel ban

    03/27/2017 9:20:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2017 | John Sexton
    Representatives from 13 states including 12 state attorneys general and one governor filed a motion in support of President Trump’s temporary travel ban. From the Dallas Morning News: Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday led a coalition of 13 states in filing a brief with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals defending President Donald Trump’s revised immigration order.In the brief, Paxton and representatives from 12 other states argue that the Trump administration’s new order is legal and falls under the president’s power over foreign affairs and national security. Those joining the brief included Paxton plus AG’s in the...
  • Senator Bernie Sanders - The March on Mississippi

    03/05/2017 2:09:07 PM PST · by mdittmar · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | Mar 4, 2017 | UAW
    U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, Congressman Bennie Thompson, NAACP President Cornell William Brooks, actor Danny Glover, Ben Jealous, Mississippi NAACP President Derrick Johnson, Sierra Club President Aaron Mair, the Honorable Nina Turner, and UAW President Dennis Williams join hundreds of Nissan employees, civil-rights leaders and others to protest Nissan’s poor treatment of workers and unsafe working conditions in Canton, Miss.
  • Bernie Sanders and Danny Glover Join Saturday March on Mississippi

    03/02/2017 4:42:21 PM PST · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 3/02/2017 | Kenneth Quinnell
    On Saturday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and actor Danny Glover will join the March on Mississippi in order to protest a pattern of civil rights abuses against the company's predominantly African American workers. Also joining the march are Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), NAACP President Cornell William Brooks, Sierra Club President Aaron Mair, hundreds of workers, civil rights leaders and social justice advocates. The march will end at Nissan's Canton factory, and the marchers will demand that the company start respecting its workers’ right to vote for a union free from fear and intimidation.
  • Mississippi Governor Says He Will Assist Trump in Illegal Immigration Crackdown

    02/26/2017 3:51:58 AM PST · by GonzoII · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 25 Feb 2017 | Fred Lucas
    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is ready to assist in President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration, but some of his fellow Republicans are less than eager to cooperate. Bryant contends that beefed up enforcement at the federal level can only help states. “The federal law is the federal law,” Bryant told Newsmax while visiting Washington for the National Governors Association winter meeting this weekend. “You see now that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is simply enforcing the federal laws. I like to remind people, if we are going to ignore these laws, they need to tell us what other laws we...
  • More than 50 detained in immigration raids at Asian restaurants in Mississippi

    02/25/2017 5:14:08 AM PST · by GonzoII · 73 replies
    LAT ^ | Feb 23, 2017 | Jenny Jarvie
    The first call came Wednesday morning: Federal agents were raiding a Chinese buffet in the city of Pearl. Before long, word spread across Mississippi immigrant communities that agents were targeting a Hibachi grill in nearby Flowood and a sushi restaurant nearly 100 miles away in Meridian. “We told people we don’t know what’s going on,” said Bill Chandler, executive director of the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance in Jackson. “The best thing to do is to go home.”
  • Four arrested in armed robbery of McDonald’s restaurant in Gulfport

    02/16/2017 1:01:55 PM PST · by simpson96 · 32 replies
    Biloxi Sun-Herald ^ | 2/15/2017 | Robin Fitzgerald
    Gulfport — Police have arrested four people in the Jan. 29 armed robbery of the McDonald’s restaurant on Courthouse Road, and one of its customers. Police said they are Gulfport residents Titus Johnathon Daniels-Young, Kyle Addae James Monroe and Darome James Matthews, each 17, and Frederick Leon McCall, 23. Two of them shown in surveillance pictures from the restaurant wore masks and dark clothes, and at least one had a handgun. It’s unclear which two went in the store, or if they all did, and if the other two were the getaway driver and lookout. Gulfport police Sgt. Joshua Bromen...
  • 'Cool’ Abortionist Tells New York Times: Unborn Baby Is a ‘Human Entity,’ Not a ‘Person’

    02/08/2017 2:41:40 PM PST · by drewh · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 8, 2017 | 3:23 PM EST | Katie Yoder
    One abortionist is revealing his abortion religion – and one New York Times writer couldn’t get enough of it. In a piece published Wednesday, New York Times Magazine columnist Ana Marie Cox interviewed Willie J. Parker, a Mississippi abortionist and former Planned Parenthood medical director, on his upcoming Life’s Work memoir. During the interview, Parker pointed to his faith as the reason he performs abortions. And while abortion is “life-ending,” he added, it isn’t “killing a person” – just a “human entity.” From the very beginning, Cox hyped that Parker’s book “is rooted” by his “moral and spiritual argument in...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi ~ 07 February 2017

    02/06/2017 6:01:44 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 138 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Keesler Air Force Base, MississippiKeesler Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in Biloxi, a city in Harrison County, Mississippi, United States. The base is named in honor of aviator 2d Lt Samuel Reeves Keesler, Jr., a Mississippi native killed in France during the First World War. The base is home of Headquarters, Second Air Force (2 AF) and the 81st Training Wing (81 TW) of the Air Education and Training Command (AETC).The Second Air Force mission is to provide the best-trainined, combat-ready forces. To carry out...
  • High school from hell: Teachers have been BANNED from punishing students at school [tr]

    02/02/2017 5:29:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 2, 2017 | Staff
    In the midst of another graphic video of a brutal fight between teens at a Mississippi high school going viral, one teacher and a former student from have revealed how the bureaucracy apparently helps the regular mass brawls continue. New policies at Terry High School in Hinds County 'deter teachers' at the school from punishing children who are involved in violent fights, one teacher, who did not want to be publicly identified, told WLBT. The educator's comments come after the school was the scene of another vicious brawl on Monday that was caught on camera.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Meridian, Mississippi ~ 31 January 2017

    01/30/2017 6:01:04 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 101 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Air Station Meridian, MississippiNaval Air Station Meridian or NAS Meridian is a military airport located 11 miles northeast of Meridian, Mississippi in Lauderdale County and Kemper County, and is one of the Navy's two jet strike pilot training facilities.Naval Air Station Meridian trains Sailors and Marines in aviation and technical related fields. It is home to Training Air Wing One, Training Squadron 9, Training Squadron 7, Naval Technical Training Center, Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron One and the Regional Counterdrug Training Academy.The Air Operations Department employs 230 military and civilian...
  • Brexit Leader Farage To Attend Trump Inauguration

    01/05/2017 3:55:09 PM PST · by drewh · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/05/17 08:59 EST | BY REBECCA SAVRANSK
    ritish politician Nigel Farage, who campaigned for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, will attend President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration this month, Reuters reported Thursday. Farage, the former leader of the U.K. Independent Party and a vocal Trump backer, will be a guest of Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R). "The governor of Mississippi has invited me and I'm there for a few days and it's going to be a great, historic event," Farage told Sky News. "In America they've had a political revolution and it's complete; the problem in Britain is our revolution is not complete because the same...
  • Teens Step Forward to Serve as Pallbearers for Veteran with No Family

    01/05/2017 12:29:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Navy veteran Jerry Wayne Pino died on Dec. 12th in Long Beach, Mississippi. He was 70 years old. We don’t know that much about Jerry. He was born in Baton Rouge and joined the Navy in New Orleans. He was a petty officer third class in Vietnam. That’s the extent of his biography. No family. No friends. He died alone. Jerry’s body lay unclaimed for several weeks at Riemann Family Funeral Homes. “No one stepped forward,” funeral home worker Cathy Warden told me. “He just didn’t have any family.” Miss Cathy explained the situation to her colleague Eva Boomer and...
  • Mississippi Church Member Charged in 'Vote Trump' Arson (Trump Hoax #3,753,867)

    12/21/2016 3:23:03 PM PST · by brucedickinson · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 12-21-2016 | Emily Pettus
    A Mississippi man arrested in the burning of an African-American church that was spray-painted with the words "Vote Trump" is a member of the congregation, the church's bishop said. Andrew McClinton, 45, of Leland, Mississippi, was charged Wednesday with first degree arson of a place of worship, said Warren Strain, spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. McClinton is African-American. McClinton was arrested in Greenville, where Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church was burned and vandalized Nov. 1, a week before the presidential election. Hopewell Bishop Clarence Green said McClinton is a member of the church. Green said he didn't know...
  • Mississippi Church Member Charged in 'Vote Trump' Arson (Black man)

    12/21/2016 3:36:50 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 21, 2016 | emily wagster pettus
    Mississippi Church Member Charged in 'Vote Trump' Arson By emily wagster pettus, associated press JACKSON, Miss. — Dec 21, 2016, 4:36 PM ET A Mississippi man arrested in the burning of an African-American church that was spray-painted with the words "Vote Trump" is a member of the congregation, the church's bishop said. Andrew McClinton, 45, of Leland, Mississippi, was charged Wednesday with first degree arson of a place of worship, said Warren Strain, spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. McClinton is African-American. McClinton was arrested in Greenville, where Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church was burned and vandalized Nov. 1,...
  • Black Man Burned African-American Church, Painted ‘Vote Trump’ On The Walls

    12/21/2016 3:14:26 PM PST · by McGruff · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 21, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    A black man has been arrested and charged with burning an African-American church in Greenville, Miss. last month and defacing its outer walls with “Vote Trump” graffiti. The Mississippi state police arrested Andrew McClinton, 45, on Wednesday and charged him with first-degree arson of a place of worship, Warren Strain, a spokesman with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety told The Daily Caller. McClinton allegedly set first to Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, where he is a member, on Nov. 1, a week before the election. The fire destroyed 80 percent of the church. A GoFundMe account raised more than $240,000...
  • Arrest made in ‘Vote Trump’ burning of Mississippi black church

    12/21/2016 1:06:59 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 69 replies
    WREG ^ | 12-21-16 | AP story
    GREENVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi authorities have made an arrest in the burning of an African-American church spray-painted with the words, “Vote Trump.” Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain says Andrew McClinton of Leland, Mississippi, who is African-American, is charged with first-degree arson of a place of worship. McClinton was arrested Wednesday. Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi, was burned and vandalized Nov. 1, a week before the presidential election.