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  • A Kansas county shredded old ballots as the law required, but the sheriff wanted to save them

    02/23/2024 10:54:04 PM PST · by CFW · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 2/22/24 | JOHN HANNA
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The most populous county in Kansas has rejected demands from the local sheriff and the state’s attorney general to preserve old ballots and records longer than legally allowed, shredding materials sought for an election fraud investigation that has yet to result in any criminal charges. Johnson County in the Kansas City area issued a statement Thursday that its election office finished Wednesday destroying ballots and other records from 2019, 2020 and 2021, under the direction of the secretary of state, the top elections official in Kansas. State law directed local election officials to shred such materials...
  • Get rid of the guns. In Kansas, Missouri, everywhere. Amend the Constitution and protect our kids. (detached from reality alert)

    02/23/2024 5:47:12 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 84 replies
    Kansas Reflector ^ | February 20, 2024 | Clay Wirestone
    Get rid of the guns.Change the U.S. Constitution, which we as a nation have managed 27 times already in this evolving democracy. Restore the Second Amendment to its original meaning — ensuring a well-regulated militia — and get rid of the guns.Take deadly arsenals out of private hands, no matter the firearm. No assault weapons. No handguns. No rifles. Melt them down and throw them somewhere deep in the ocean.Protect ourselves and our futures.People will break the law, you say. That may be. But we continue to make crack cocaine and recreational fentanyl illegal. Republicans claim they want to bomb...
  • Alleged Kansas City Chiefs parade shooter Lyndell Mays told cops he was ‘just being stupid’: court docs

    02/21/2024 3:34:47 AM PST · by dennisw · 47 replies
    NY POST ^ | Updated Feb. 21, 2024, 5:43 a.m. ET | By Social Links forDavid Propper
    One of the alleged shooters who opened fire at the Kansas City Chiefs victory parade told investigators he was “just being stupid” when he “advanced” on another group of individuals he had been arguing with before the deadly melee. Court documents obtained Tuesday provided more details on how a Super Bowl celebration quickly devolved into chaos and an exchange of gunfire that led to murder charges against Dominic Miller, 18, and 23-year-old Lyndell Mays. Both men, armed with guns, got into an argument before the shooting unfolded among thousands of revelers, prosecutors alleged Tuesday. A female friend of Mays told...
  • Authorities reveal motive behind deadly Kansas City Chiefs parade shooting as cops say 2 youngsters among 3 arrested

    02/15/2024 12:22:32 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/15/2024 | Steve Janoski
    The deadly shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs’ victory parade that killed one and injured nearly two dozen was the result of a personal dispute that exploded into violence — and cops have detained three people who may be at fault, authorities said Thursday. Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves emphasized that the Wednesday afternoon attack on the west side of the city’s landmark Union Station had nothing to do with homegrown terrorism or violent extremism. Instead, the shooting “appeared to be a dispute between several people that ended in gunfire,” Graves told reporters at a Thursday press conference. Two...
  • 44-year-old immigrant and three teens were arrested at a mass shooting that killed one and injured 22 others at the KC parade.

    02/15/2024 8:28:17 AM PST · by cuz1961 · 65 replies
    44-year-old immigrant and three teens were arrested at a mass shooting that killed one and injured 22 others at the KC parade. Law enforcement say Sahil Omar wasn’t a first time offender. The 3 teens and Sahil are all Muslims who support #Hamas. Sahil also did something in Texas.
  • Dad who tackled alleged Kansas City Chiefs parade shooter speaks out: ‘Started racking him in his ribs’

    02/15/2024 6:26:22 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/14/2024 | Katherine Donlevy
    The heroic Kansas City Chiefs fan who helped stop one of the alleged shooters at the team’s Super Bowl Parade Wednesday tackled the man to the ground without stopping to think — and his wife grabbed the firearm. Trey Filter heard somebody shout “Get him!” seconds before he saw a flash of white speeding through a panicked crowd of revelers who were ducking for cover after gunshots rang out. “My brain tells me, ‘That must be him,'” Filter recalled to The Post hours after the shooting that left one dead and 22 others injured.
  • Patrick Mahomes Sr. arrested on DWI charge eight days before Super Bowl 2024

    02/04/2024 6:04:05 PM PST · by george76 · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 4, 2024, | Justin Tasch
    Patrick Mahomes Sr., the dad of superstar Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and a former Mets pitcher, was arrested Saturday in Tyler, Texas, on a charge of DWI for the third time or more, according to jail records. Mahomes Sr., who had been in attendance for his son’s playoff games this year, was arrested eight days before the younger Mahomes is set to play in Super Bowl 2024 against the 49ers in Las Vegas on Feb. 11. In 2018, Mahomes Sr. received his second DWI charge and he served 40 days in jail on weekends in 2019 and 2020. Mahomes Sr.,...
  • Online Fundraiser Raises $160,000 in Donations to Replace Stolen, Destroyed Jackie Robinson Statue

    02/02/2024 6:30:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    ARTnews ^ | February 2, 2024 | Harrison Jacobs
    A GoFundMe campaign to replace a statue of Jackie Robinson stolen last week from a baseball complex in McAdams Park in Wichita, Kansas has raised over $185,000 in just five days. The amount is more than double the $75,000 the statue was estimated to have originally cost when it was first erected in 2021 by the League 42 Foundation, a nonprofit introducing baseball to youths in Wichita. The largest donations are reported to have come from Major League Baseball, according to foundation executive director Bob Lutz, and from an anonymous former MLB player, according to Wichita police chief Joe Sullivan....
  • Former Kansas prison employee says she was harassed for being transgender, files lawsuit

    01/24/2024 4:42:28 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | January 24, 2024 | BY KATIE MOORE
    A transgender woman alleges she faced discrimination while working for the Kansas Department of Corrections, including not being allowed to use the women’s restroom and being moved to a basement office that had been a supply closet. Shelly Lamb filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday. From March 2008 until August 2022, Lamb worked at Hutchinson Correctional Facility as a counselor and then a supervisor. In October 2021, Lamb informed the corrections department that she was transitioning to female. According to the lawsuit, she was told she could not wear makeup, nail polish or women’s clothing to work, and that other...
  • Video: 96-year-old 'Grandma Mary' sends thousands of holiday cards to U.S. troops around the globe

    12/29/2023 3:25:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    KSBW ^ | Dec 29, 2023
    She hand writes each card and in 2023 sent 8,000 cardsA 96-year-old Kansas woman who comes from a military family annually sends thousands of holiday cards to members of the military who can’t be home for the holidays. "I think only had 7,000 the first year. But then I had 8,000 last year and 8,000 again this year,” Mary Peterson of McPherson, Kansas, told KAKE. Mary has been sending the cards to troops since 2020. In that time, more than 23,000 cards have been delivered to U.S. Army Fort Riley in North Central Kansas and then sent around the world...
  • 'satan club' approved at Kansas high school

    12/27/2023 5:06:36 AM PST · by V_TWIN · 30 replies ^ | December 26, 2023 6:24pm EST | Stepheny Price
    A high school in Kansas is embroiled in controversy after a "Satan Club" was approved despite a petition being brought against it. Olathe Northwest High School, a school in a suburb of Kansas City, has been given the green light to establish a Satan worship/Satan Templist Club, according to Fox 4 Kansas City. An Olathe Public Schools spokesperson stated, "the club application met the criteria to establish a student-initiated club and is now recognized as a student-initiated club at Olathe Northwest High School."
  • Mom of young Kansas City Chief’s fan rips Deadspin for accusing him of double racism: ‘Just stop already’

    11/29/2023 6:02:49 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/29/2023 | Melissa Koenig
    The mother of a young football fan who wore a headdress and painted his face red and black to a Kansas City Chiefs game has blasted Deadspin for accusing him of “doubling up” on racism against black and Native communities — noting that her son is himself Native American. Holden Armenta became an unexpected focus of an article by senior writer Carron Phillips that focused on a photo of the boy standing sideways, suggesting he was wearing blackface with no mention of the red side. “The NFL needs to speak out against the Kansas City Chiefs fan in Black face,...
  • Federal judge grants injunction banning 'Kansas Two-Step' Highway Patrol tactic

    11/22/2023 12:53:55 PM PST · by DFG · 23 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 11/21/2023 | JIM SALTER
    The Kansas Highway Patrol must stop using a tactic known as the “Kansas Two-Step” to detain out-of-state drivers long enough to find a reason to search their vehicles for illegal drugs, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Kathryn H. Vratil on Monday granted a permanent injunction. The injunction was not unexpected. It follows Vratil's ruling in July that determined that the tactic violated drivers' constitutional rights against unreasonable searches. KHP spokeswoman Candice Breshears said the order is being reviewed by the state attorney general's office and declined further comment. A message left Tuesday with the office of Attorney...
  • Judge Rules Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Have to Tell Women Abortion’s Risks, Alternatives

    11/02/2023 8:11:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Life News ^ | October 30, 2023 | Steven Ertelt
    Every day millions of patients receiving legitimate medical care get informed consent. They’re told about the risks and alternatives of a procedure or they hear advertisements that spell out potential side effects associated with medication. But a judge in Kansas just ruled that Planned Parenthood and other abortion companies don’t have to tell women the risks of abortion or the alternatives. Never mind that abortions kill or injure women – like the one that killed a Nevada woman late last year. District Judge K. Christopher Jayaram issued an order blocking this law and another one today. “The Court has great...
  • EXCLUSIVE: I spent $12,000 getting devil horns and 100 piercings in my face. My mental health has never been better (It is in Kansas)

    10/22/2023 6:55:27 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10-22-23 | EMILY JOSHU
    A Kansas blogger who has battled eating disorders claims weightlifting and extreme body modifications have helped them cope with trauma and 'defeat' their eating disorder. Jessy Kirkpatrick, 27, who is nonbinary and uses the pronouns they/them, had a healthy relationship with food as a child. However, in their late teens, they began suffering from anorexia, which they believe stems from severe trauma they experienced as a child. Kirkpatrick turned to modifications to heal their mental health. The extreme body modifications include a stretched septum - the structure separating the right and left nostrils - multiple lip piercings, a stretched tongue,...
  • Sponsor of Kansas born-alive law: ‘I personally saw a baby survive an abortion attempt’

    10/21/2023 12:08:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 13, 2023 | Calvin Freiburger
    (LifeSiteNews) — The sponsor of a Kansas law requiring basic medical care for newborns who survive botched abortions says he knows such legislation is necessary because, contrary to the the abortion lobby’s narratives, he personally witnessed a baby survive an abortion attempt. Earlier this year, the Kansas legislature enacted HB 2313 over a veto from Democrat Gov. Laura Kelly. The law requires that, in the event of an infant being delivered alive after an attempted abortion, the abortionist must “[e]xercise the same degree of professional skill, care and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as a...
  • ‘Everybody loved Zoey except her parents’: Man charged with sexually assaulting, killing 5-year-old

    10/04/2023 1:17:24 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 24 replies
    Law & Crime ^ | Oct. 4, 2023 | Jerry Lambe
    A 25-year-old man in Kansas is facing the steepest possible legal penalties for allegedly sexually assaulting and killing a 5-year-old girl. Mickel Wayne Cherry was taken into custody on Tuesday and charged with one count of first-degree murder in the commission of a felony and one count of raping a victim under the age of 14 in the horrific slaying of Zoey Felix, jail records reviewed by Law&Crime show. Officers with the Topeka Police Department on Monday at about 6 p.m. responded to a call about a young girl — later identified as Zoey — suffering from life-threatening injuries at...
  • EV Battery Factory Will Require So Much Energy It Needs A Coal Plant To Power It

    10/02/2023 4:17:32 PM PDT · by DFG · 17 replies
    Cowboy State Daily ^ | 09/22/2023 | Kevin Killough
    A $4 billion Panasonic electric vehicle battery factory in De Soto, Kansas, will help satisfy the Biden administration’s efforts to get everyone into an EV. It also will help extend the life of a coal-fired power plant. Resource Adequacy Panasonic broke ground on the facility last year. The Japanese company was slated to receive $6.8 billion from the Inflation Reduction Act, which has been pouring billions into electric vehicles and battery factories as part of its effort to transition America away from fossil fuels. The Kansas City Star reports that the factory will require between 200 and 250 megawatts of...
  • Police chief behind Kansas newspaper raids that 'caused 98-year-old owner to drop dead' is suspended

    10/01/2023 7:26:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 1 October 2023 | JAMES GORDON
    The police chief who oversaw a controversial raid on a small Kansas newspaper has been suspended. The raid, carried out on the Marion County Record on August 11, was personally led by Marion Police Chief Gideon Cody . Another raid was enacted on the home of the newspaper's publisher' 98-year-old mother, Joan Meyer, who subsequently died. The police chief who led a highly criticized raid of a small Kansas newspaper, that saw its 98-year-old owner die the following day, has been suspended. ... The August 11 raids of the Marion County Record office and the homes of its publisher and...
  • Kansas City Mayor Puts Forward Gun Control to Undermine Missouri’s Pro-Gun Laws

    09/23/2023 4:22:34 PM PDT · by Twotone · 15 replies
    Gunpowder Magazine ^ | September 22, 2023 | Jose Nino
    On August 1, 2023, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas unveiled two gun control proposals that he believes will reduce gun violence during a time when crime has been on the rise in the city. One of the measures would ban minors from buying ammunition without the consent of a parent. The other measure would prohibit “switches,” devices that can convert handguns into automatic weapons. Lucas’s intention here is to undermine Missouri’s preemption laws, which bar local governments from crafting their own gun control measures. “I say clearly and unambiguously, guns and ammunition being given to minors; guns in the hands...