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  • Explosive Device Detonated Outside Alabama AG’s Office, No Injuries Reported

    02/26/2024 6:05:01 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/26/2024 | Katherine Hamilton
    An explosive device was detonated outside of Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall’s office early Saturday morning, he said in a statement on Monday. Marshall said that “no staff or personnel were injured by the explosion.” “In the early hours of Saturday, February 24, an explosive device was detonated outside of the Alabama Attorney General’s Office building in Montgomery,” Marshall said. “Thankfully, no staff or personnel were injured by the explosion. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency will be leading the investigation, and we are urging anyone with information to contact them immediately.”
  • Prominent Alabama judge shot in domestic dispute, son taken into custody

    02/25/2024 2:55:59 AM PST · by CFW · 46 replies
    Just the News ^ | 2/24/24 | John Solomon
    A prominent Alabama state judge was seriously wounded Saturday when a domestic dispute escalated into a shooting, and authorities took his adult son into custody. Montgomery County Judge Johnny Hardwick, a jurist for more than two decades and the current president of the Alabama Association of Circuit Court Judges, was listed in serious condition Saturday evening after undergoing surgery. Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham said Hardwick’s 36-year-old son, Khalfani Hardwick, was arrested shortly after the shooting occurred. [snip] Khalfani Hardwick pled guilty in June 2017 to shooting and wounding a man in the head in Montgomery in 2014, according to...
  • Trump says he ‘strongly’ supports IVF, calls on Alabama lawmakers to ‘find an immediate solution’ for keeping treatment option available

    02/23/2024 4:33:52 PM PST · by thegagline · 22 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 02/23/2024 | Patrick Reilly
    Former President Donald Trump said he supports in vitro fertilization treatment after Alabama’s highest court ordered hospitals to stop offering the procedure. Trump took to Truth Social Friday to call on the state’s lawmakers to preserve access to IVF days after The Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos can be considered children under state law.“Like the OVERWHELMING MAJORITY of Americans, including the VAST MAJORITY of Republicans, Conservatives, Christians, and Pro-Life Americans, I strongly support the availability of IVF for couples who are trying to have a precious baby,” Trump railed online. “Today, I am calling on the Alabama Legislature...
  • Trump Comes Out Against Alabama’s IVF Ruling: ‘Like the OVERWHELMING MAJORITY of Americans’

    02/23/2024 12:27:56 PM PST · by Miami Rebel · 96 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/23/2024 | Jennifer Bowers Bahne
    Donald Trump denounced the Alabama Supreme Court for making it “harder” for American families to have children. The former president took to Truth Social to voice his opposition to the recent ruling that frozen embryos should be considered “children.” He called on Alabama’s state legislature to “find an immediate solution to preserve the availability of IVF in Alabama.” He wrote: Under my leadership, the Republican Party will always support the creation of strong, thriving, healthy American families. We want to make it easier for mothers and fathers to have babies, not harder! That includes supporting the availability of fertility treatments...
  • GOP’s Senate Campaign Arm Urges Candidates to ‘Clearly and Concisely’ Reject Restrictions on IVF: ‘It Is Imperative’

    02/23/2024 10:31:04 AM PST · by Miami Rebel · 10 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/23/2024 | Isaac Schorr
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), the GOP’s official body tasked with aiding Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, is urging them to “clearly and concisely” reject restrictions on in vitro fertilization (IVF). The Alabama Supreme Court ruled last Friday that frozen embryos qualify as children and are therefore protected by state law. “The text of the Wrongful Death of a Minor Act is sweeping and unqualified,” argued Justice Jay Mitchell in the majority opinion. “It applies to all children, born and unborn, without limitation. It is not the role of this Court to craft a new limitation based on our...
  • Are frozen embryos really people? Alabama has put the question at the nation’s front of mind

    02/23/2024 10:00:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/23/2024 | Robert Arvay
    I have been pro-life ever since, in my childhood, I first heard of abortion. Killing a developing baby in his mother’s womb is clearly an act of killing an innocent person. It is one issue on which science and morality agree. Technology has, however, intruded into the domain of what is and is not moral. Surrogate motherhood has, for many people, solved the heartbreak of childlessness. A woman who is incapable of carrying a child to term may have one (or usually more) of her eggs fertilized with her husband’s sperm, and then have a resulting embryo transplanted, so to...
  • Hillary Clinton warns birth control is ‘next’ after Alabama IVF ruling

    02/22/2024 11:59:31 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/22/2024 | TARA SUTER
    Hillary Clinton is warning about the legality of birth control in the wake of a decision by the Alabama Supreme Court that found frozen embryos created through fertility treatments are children under state law. “They came for abortion first. Now it’s [in vitro fertilization], and next it’ll be birth control,” the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee and secretary of State said in a post on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter. “The extreme right won’t stop trying to exert government control over our most sacred personal decisions until we codify reproductive freedom as a human right,” Clinton added.
  • Warnings of the impact of fertility treatments in Alabama rush in after frozen embryo ruling

    02/21/2024 8:23:07 AM PST · by thefactor · 49 replies
    AP ^ | 2/21/2024 | Kim Chandler
    The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that frozen embryos can be considered children under state law, a decision critics said could have sweeping implications for fertility treatment in the state.
  • Alabama mom, 27, punished her seven-year-old son by making him walk home from school - then 'ran over him with her car'

    02/18/2024 7:58:04 AM PST · by Morgana · 52 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 18, 2024 | Laura Parnaby
    An Alabama mom has been accused of punishing her seven-year-old son by making him walk home from school before accidentally running him over with her car. Sarai Rachel James, 27, was charged with aggravated child abuse on February 8 over the cruel punishment, according to Marshall County Jail records. She picked her son up from school in Boaz, northern Alabama, around 3.30pm, when she learned he had got into trouble with the principal earlier that day. There were two women in the car along with the boy - James and an unnamed 53-year-old woman who has also been arrested, police...
  • Alabama couple awarded $1 million for unconstitutional police raid they say left them homeless

    02/12/2024 12:01:14 PM PST · by TexasKamaAina · 37 replies ^ | 02/11/2024 | Heather Gann
    Randolph County couple Greg and Teresa Almond were recently awarded $1 million in punitive and compensatory damages after a federal jury determined that deputies illegally raided their home six years ago. On Jan. 31, 2018, Randolph County Deputy Sheriff Nathaniel Morrow arrived at the Almond home around 2 p.m. and told Teresa that he was there to serve paperwork related to ‘a civil matter,’ according to documents from a federal civil rights lawsuit the couple filed in 2019. Teresa told Morrow that Greg wasn’t home but said that he could return in two hours to give him the paperwork then....
  • Someone stole a Jasper radio station’s 200-foot tower, owner says

    02/07/2024 9:39:41 AM PST · by plain talk · 47 replies ^ | Feb 6, 2024 | Carol Robinson
    The owner of an Alabama radio station is stunned, and out a lot of money, after thieves made off with his 200-foot radio tower. The theft was discovered Friday when landscapers went to clean up the area. Brett Elmore, owner of WJLX in Jasper, then received an unexpected, and baffling, call. “He said, ‘Brett, we’re down here and the tower’s gone.’’
  • LIVE STREAM-UKRAINE ENCIRCLES RUSSIAN ARMY! Breaking Ukraine War Footage And News With The Enforcer (Day 713)

    02/06/2024 7:57:31 PM PST · by · 72 replies ^ | 2-6-2024 10:00 p.m. EST | The Enforcer
    UKRAINE ENCIRCLES RUSSIAN ARMY! Breaking Ukraine War Footage And News With The Enforcer (Day 713) 🔴 STREAMING VIDEO 5.3K watching 2-6-2024 10:00 P.M. Ukraine has encircled a large portion of the Russian army in Avdiivka, and are currently wiping out the forces in the pocket and taking Russian POWs. Russia is trying to capture the road of life into Bakhmut, but this is complicated by the encirclement in the southern part of the city. Ukraine raised the flag over Krynky symbolizing the Ukrainian spirit, and unrelenting resolve to push onwards to Crimea. Victory Will be Ours! Slava Ukraini, Long...
  • More than 30% of Alabama Hyundai workers support effort to join UAW

    02/01/2024 10:43:16 AM PST · by Tell It Right · 18 replies
    UPI via Breitbart ^ | 2/1/2024 | UPI
    Feb. 1 (UPI) — The United Auto Workers union said Thursday that Hyundai workers have signed up more than 30% of the auto workers at a plant in Alabama for an organizing campaign to join the union.
  • Execution method used on Alabama inmate has pro-euthanasia activists worried

    01/31/2024 12:15:51 AM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies
    Live Action News ^ | January 30, 2024 | Cassy Fiano-Chesser
    On Thursday, January 25th, an inmate named Kenneth Smith was executed in Alabama using a new execution method: death by nitrogen hypoxia. And a notable euthanasia advocate has condemned it, but only because he claims the execution method is “bad publicity” for the assisted death movement. Smith had previously undergone an attempted execution in November of 2022, but the attempts at lethal injection failed. Smith’s legal team claimed that attempting to execute him for a second time would equal cruel and unusual punishment, but the day before the execution, the Supreme Court refused to intervene, denying an appeal. Three of...
  • David Icke says arguments for execution are "mentally deranged"

    01/26/2024 4:09:18 AM PST · by RandFan · 84 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | Jan 26 | David Icke
    @davidicke Authority is the 'moral high ground'? Wife of killer Kenneth Eugene Smith 'cried out' during his historic 22-minute-long nitrogen execution - which witness described as 'horrific' as he thrashed and 'convulsed' on gurney. Since I was a small kid, when capital punishment was still legal in the UK, I have felt it was sick and ridiculous to say killing is wrong and so we are killing you for killing. It's mentally deranged. But doing it this way means that those who sanctioned it should be certified.
  • White House ‘deeply troubled’ over execution of man using nitrogen gas in Alabama

    01/26/2024 12:26:32 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/26/2024 | BRETT SAMUELS
    The White House said Friday it was “deeply troubled” after Alabama executed a man using nitrogen gas in a first-of-its-kind capital punishment. “The reports of Kenneth Smith and his death last night obviously is very troubling. It is very troubling to us as an administration, it is very troubling to us here at the White House,” press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters. “The president has long said and has had deep deep concerns with how the death penalty is implemented and whether it is consistent … with our values,” she added. Smith was put to death Thursday in Alabama night...
  • SCOTUS denies appeal by Kenneth Eugene Smith to halt world's first nitrogen execution and allows Alabama to put him to death by inhaling the gas: Eats final meal of Waffle House steak and eggs

    01/25/2024 6:24:25 PM PST · by Morgana · 40 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 25, 2024 | Will Potter
    The Supreme Court has rejected Kenneth Eugene Smith's Hail Mary request for a stay in execution, meaning he is set to become the first person in history to be put to death with nitrogen gas. Smith was scheduled be executed at 6pm tonight at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama, although his death warrant extends to 6am. The Supreme Court voted 6-3 to allow the execution to proceed, with the three Democrat-appointed Justices, Sonia Sotomayor, Ketanji Brown Jackson, and Elana Kagan dissented the opinion of their conservative colleagues. Smith had begged for it to be called off,...
  • BREAKING NEWS Kenneth Eugene Smith becomes first person in HISTORY to be executed using nitrogen gas

    01/25/2024 6:59:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 61 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 25, 2024 | Will Potter
    Kenneth Eugene Smith has become the first person in history to be executed with nitrogen gas. The convicted killer, 58, was put to death in the William C. Holman facility's execution chamber in Atmore, Alabama. After the reading of his last rights, a tight gas mask was placed over Smith's nose and mouth, before a stream of 100 percent nitrogen gas suffocated him. The gas mask remained on his face for 15 minutes to ensure the murderer was dead. Witnesses were led into the viewing room at 6:55pm, and Smith was pronounced dead half an hour later. Despite fears over...
  • BREAKING NEWSHistoric first nitrogen gas execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith took 22 MINUTES and murderer 'writhed and shook' for two minutes while 'pulling against the restraints': Last words declared method 'a step back for humanity'

    01/25/2024 7:41:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 124 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 25, 2024 | Will Potter
    Kenneth Eugene Smith has become the first person in history to be executed with nitrogen gas. The convicted killer, 58, had a tight gas mask placed over his nose and mouth before a stream of 100 percent nitrogen gas suffocated him inside the execution chamber at the William C. Holman prison in Atmore, Alabama. Smith was officially pronounced dead at 8:25 local time, following a 22-minute ordeal where he appeared to remain conscious for several minutes. He shook violently and pulled on the restraints on the gurney, continuing to breathe the nitrogen gas heavily until he succumbed and passed out....
  • Kenneth Smith executed for 1988 slaying of Elizabeth Sennett

    01/25/2024 6:51:31 PM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 20 replies
    y WAFF 48 Digital ^ | January 25, 2024 | By WAFF 48 Digital Staff and The Associated Press
    ATMORE, Ala. (WAFF) - The State of Alabama executed death row inmate Kenneth Smith on Thursday at the Holman Correctional Facility. The 58-year-old Smith was put to death with nitrogen gas, the first time that method was used in the United States. Smith is one of two men convicted in the 1988 murder-for-hire slaying of Elizabeth Sennett. Prosecutors said he and the other man were each paid $1,000 to kill Sennett on behalf of her pastor husband, who was deeply in debt and wanted to collect on insurance. Sennett, 45, was found dead March 18, 1988, in her home with...