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  • Police Fatally Shoot an Unarmed Driver on the Grand Central Parkway (National Guardsman)

    10/05/2012 9:48:53 AM PDT · by opentalk · 85 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 4, 2012 | J. David Goodman and Wendy Ruderman
    A New York police detective shot and killed an unarmed man, whose hands, a witness said, were on the steering wheel of his Honda, after he had been pulled over early Thursday for cutting off two police trucks on the Grand Central Parkway in Queens, the authorities said....The shooting, which occurred at 5:15 a.m., was the latest in a series of episodes in which police officers fatally shot or wounded civilians...A passenger in Mr. Polancoís car, Diane Deferrari, said in a phone interview Thursday night that just before pulling the car over, officers appeared irate that Mr. Polanco had cut...
  • "I love my kids so much that I didnít have them."

    06/19/2010 2:39:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies · 525+ views
    Ignatius Insight ^ | June 18, 2010 | Carl Olson
    Peter Singer's June 6th essay for the New York Times about whether or not we should be the "last generation" to humans to live, suffer, and mess up the planet elicited much response (here is my post about it), and Singer has now responded to some of the responders. If nothing else, it confirms what his first essay demonstrated fairly well, despite its relative brevity: Singer's arguments are generally pedestrian and hollow, as well as sometimes incoherent. For example: The claims made by some readers that my essay reveals philosophers to be gloomy, depressed people are therefore wide of the...
  • Notre Dame draws Texas fire from Cardinal DiNardo

    03/28/2009 4:06:59 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 28 replies · 905+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | March 28, 2009 | Staff
    Houston, Texas, Mar 28, 2009 / 04:46 pm (CNA).- Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, on Friday became the first American cardinal to publicly criticize the University of Notre Dame for inviting President Barack Obama to be this year's commencement speaker and to award him with an honorary law degree. In his weekly "A Shepherd's Message" in the Texas Catholic Herald, Cardinal DiNardo expresses his disappointment with Notre Dame's decision. Cardinal DiNardo begins his column by commenting on Pope Benedict's recent letter explaining his decision to lift the excommunications of the four bishops ordained by the schismatic Archbishop Marcel...
  • Real Republicans Don't Censure Women's American Dreams

    04/28/2005 3:15:22 PM PDT · by KevinNuPac · 5 replies · 407+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | September 9, 2004 | Kevin Fobbs
    Real Republicans Don't Censure Women's American Dreams By Kevin Fobbs September 9, 2004 With the election season in full gear and less than two months remaining, there are a plethora of issues being bandied about and being incorrectly assigned to reflect negatively on Republicans as well as on the President. Some liberals are attempting to target Republicans and the President for special derision because they have latched on to some misguided belief that the President and Republicans are insensitive to the issues that are important to women and especially to single women. We are being unfairly and incorrectly tagged by...
  • Former UMass student pleads guilty to manslaughter

    02/26/2004 6:38:57 AM PST · by SpinyNorman · 2 replies · 210+ views
    The Daily Collegian ^ | 2/26/04 | Amanda Koeck
    NORTHAMPTON - Jennifer Paluseo, 21, of Plymouth, a former University of Massachusetts student, pled guilty to manslaughter at Hampshire Superior Court yesterday. Paluseo also pled guilty to removing or conveying a body. She previously had pleaded innocent. Paluseo's dead infant was found at James Hall Dormitory at UMass, on May 2, 2002. Paluseo faces up to 12 years in state prison or two and a half years in the house of corrections, according to Judge Judd J. Carhart, superior court justice. Paluseo is being held on $25,000 bail. Her defense lawyers were seeking to suppress statements allegedly given under duress...