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  • Two dead after military helicopter crashes during training flight in Mississippi

    02/23/2024 4:55:56 PM PST · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | Feb. 23, 2024, 5:02 PM CST | By Mosheh Gains and Dennis Romero
    The Mississippi National Guard said the crash happened about 2 p.m. Friday. Two service members were killed during a training flight Friday when their military attack helicopter crashed near the small city of Booneville, Mississippi, Gov. Tate Reeves said. "Mississippi will always be grateful for their service and we will never forget them," Reeves said on social media platform X. The two-seat AH-64 Apache was on a routine training flight when it was reported down about 2 p.m., the Mississippi National Guard said in a statement. The sheriff of Prentiss County, Randy Tolar, told NBC affiliate WLBT of Jackson that...
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Campaign Forms New Parties in Six States to Ease Ballot Access Requirements

    01/18/2024 2:12:44 PM PST · by Angelino97 · 18 replies
    Independent Political Report ^ | January 17, 2024 | Jordan Willow Evans
    On Tuesday afternoon, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced that his campaign is actively organizing several new political parties in key states to assist in gaining ballot access for his independent presidential campaign. According to a recent press release from the Kennedy campaign, he is organizing political parties in California, Delaware, Hawaii, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Texas to help with ballot access requirements. In the first five states, Kennedy is pursuing ballot access through a newly formed organization known as the “We the People” party, while in Texas, he is doing so through the recently established “Texas Independent Party.” Kennedy explains...
  • Mother of Three Shoots Career Felon

    01/28/2024 4:09:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 43 replies
    Carroll County Sheriff's Office ^ | January 22, 2024 | Carroll County Sheriff's Office
    On Monday, January 22, 2024, Carroll County Deputies responded to a call for help. The caller who was at work in Greenwood reported that a knife wielding man was attempting to enter his home in the Gravel Hill area of Carroll County. He further stated that his wife and three children were inside the home hiding in a closet. The caller identified the suspect and gave a description of the vehicle. As deputies responded to the scene, they came upon a vehicle fitting that description. Deputies conducted a felony traffic stop in the parking lot of Acy’s Store, but the...
  • Republicans recover over 100 files deleted by Jan. 6 committee days before GOP took majority: Report

    01/22/2024 8:57:42 AM PST · by george76 · 51 replies
    Just the News ^ | January 22, 2024 | Madeleine Hubbard
    "It’s obvious that Pelosi’s Select Committee went to great lengths to prevent Americans from seeing certain documents produced in their investigation," Loudermilk said... Forensic investigators hired by a Republican-led committee recovered more than 100 encrypted files that the Democratic-led House Jan. 6 Select Committee deleted days before the GOP took over the House majority, according to a new report released Monday. House Administration Oversight Subcommittee Chair Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., sent a letter to former Select Committee Chair Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., demanding he provide answers and passwords for the data, which was deleted against House rules, according to Fox News Digital....
  • Bennie Thompson slams RFK Jr.’s ‘dangerous rhetoric’ defending wiretapping of MLK Jr.

    01/15/2024 6:30:18 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/15/2024 | Brett Samuels
    Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) on Monday blasted comments from presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in which he defended the government’s surveillance of Martin Luther King Jr. “The racist campaign to spy on Martin Luther King, Jr in an effort to discredit the civil rights movement and stifle America’s march toward racial equality is indefensible,” Thompson, the former chair of the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, said in a statement first given to The Hill.
  • Can terrorists apply to Harvard? Prank call to Harvard University

    11/27/2023 12:14:18 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Following the publications about Hamas-supporting students at Harvard University, we called there to find out if it was possible to get a massacre scholarship, and then animated the result.
  • Al Sharpton: Dexter Wade’s death and burial ‘a national outrage’

    11/20/2023 1:55:06 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/20/2023 | CHEYANNE M. DANIELS
    The Rev. Al Sharpton delivered an impassioned eulogy Monday for Dexter Wade, a 37-year-old Black man who was run over by an off-duty police officer in Jackson, Miss., and buried in a potter’s field without his family’s knowledge. “What happened to Dexter is a disgrace, a national outrage, and should be treated as such,” Sharpton said at the New Horizon Church International. “It is time for the mayor and the city council to stand up for Dexter. How do you explain how a young man ends up buried? The autopsy said that he had a state ID in his front...
  • Parents, children rally for education freedom in Mississippi

    11/19/2023 10:42:22 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 31 replies
    https://www.simpsoncounty.ms ^ | Sat,11/18/23-11:56AM
    Parents, children, lawmakers and educators gathered at an ‘Education Freedom Rally’ in Jackson on Wednesday. The event, hosted by the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, was attended by over 120 people, with representatives from half a dozen different organizations taking part. “Last week saw the Republicans win a super majority in Mississippi. Parents at our rally would like to see them use that majority to achieve major strategic change in Mississippi education,” explained Douglas Carswell, CEO of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy. Corey DeAngelis of the Federation for American Children spoke at the event, explaining why school choice is...
  • A mother reported her son missing in March. Police kept the truth from her for months

    10/30/2023 8:48:29 AM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 50 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/25/23 | Jon Schuppe
    JACKSON, Miss. — Seven months of searching for her lost son brought Bettersten Wade to a dirt road leading into the woods, past an empty horse stable and a scrapyard. The last time she’d seen her middle child, Dexter Wade, 37, was on the night of March 5, as he left home with a friend. She reported him missing, and Jackson police told her they’d been unable to find him, she said. It wasn’t until 172 excruciating days after his disappearance that Bettersten learned the truth: Dexter had been killed less than an hour after he’d left home, struck by...
  • Massive Mississippi Church Votes to Abandon Its Increasingly Woke Denomination

    10/21/2023 3:17:43 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 26 replies
    Western Journal via MSN ^ | 10/21/2023 | Rachel Emmanuel
    John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist church, wrote, " What one generation tolerates, the next generation will embrace." Wesley could have never imagined how much the church he founded would not just be tolerating but embracing in 2023. Thankfully, some members of the Methodist church have decided to take a stand. According to the Christian Post, Christ United Methodist Church of Jackson, one of the largest United Methodist Church bodies in Mississippi, voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to disaffiliate from the UMC Mississippi Conference. The congregation plans to change its name to "Christ United - Jackson" on Jan. 1, 2024....
  • Mississippi State Auditor Calls for Overhaul of College Funding of 'Garbage Fields' to Address Brain Drain

    09/26/2023 3:52:07 AM PDT · by CFW · 32 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 9/25/23 | Caden Pearson
    Mississippi State Auditor Shad White is advocating for a major shift in funding for degree programs at public universities. He is aiming to redirect resources away from what he calls "garbage fields" like women's and African American studies, which often lead to graduates leaving the state. A recent report from the Mississippi State Auditor's Office highlighted this push for change. It emphasized the importance of aligning college majors with workforce needs to address Mississippi's "brain drain" issue. This problem arises when college graduates leave the state in search of better job opportunities. The report revealed that taxpayers invest the same...
  • Study Shows 1,100% Spike In Mississippi Babies Born With Syphilis—It's Also Rising In These Other States

    09/20/2023 1:14:52 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 28 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/20/23 | Mary Whitfill Roeloffs
    The state of Mississippi saw cases of congenital syphilis rise 11-fold between 2016 and 2022, a new study by University of Mississippi Medical Center researchers shows, contributing to an already high rate of infant illness and death in the state amid a dire rise in cases of the deadly disease that has echoed across the nation in recent years Researchers said the dramatic increase in the condition highlights the link between health, poverty and institutional racism in "fueling transmission of severe but preventable infections.” More than 70% of the babies hospitalized with congenital syphilis were African-American, though the number of...
  • MISSISSIPPI, BEACON OF PROGRESS

    09/06/2023 9:17:58 AM PDT · by Valpal1 · 7 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | 7/31/23 | John Hinderaker
    You might be surprised to learn that Mississippi, the poorest state in the US, is now wealthier than Britain. Mississippi’s GDP per capita last year was $47,190, slightly above the UK’s approximately $45,000, though still well below the overall American average of $70,000. While the UK’s per capita GDP has stagnated for the past 15 years, Mississippi’s has been rising rapidly to the point that it has just overtaken us.
  • Hinds County supervisor continues to claim corruption after election loss

    09/02/2023 6:15:14 AM PDT · by CFW · 10 replies
    WAPTtv ^ | 8/31/23 | Angela Williams
    JACKSON, Miss. — Hinds County District 2 Supervisor David Archie claimed there was a "high-tech election heist with corruption as well as fraud" surrounding the Aug. 8 primary elections. He lost to Anthony Smith, who, according to results from Hinds County election officials, won by 63% of the vote. The supervisor just finished a ballot box examination this week. Archie claims that the chairperson of the Hinds County Democratic Executive Committee, Jacqueline Amos, tampered with the elections. The supervisor provided what he called evidence of her conspiracy correspondence. It was a picture of a text message conversation supposedly sent to...
  • Five MS Coast races will be decided in Mississippi runoff election. Here’s the list (if you live in MS, go vote!)

    08/29/2023 7:19:25 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    SunHerald ^ | 8/28/23 | Mary Perez
    Voters return to the polls Tuesday to decide five races in the Mississippi Primary Election Runoff. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Runoff elections typically draw a smaller turnout than in the primary and it’s anybody’s race, determined by which candidate can get supporters to the polls. Here are the runoff races in each Mississippi Coast county: Read more at: https://www.sunherald.com/news/politics-government/election/article278520939.html#storylink=cpy
  • Mississippi Cop Fired After Arresting Boy, 10, for Peeing in Public

    08/25/2023 5:15:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    KTVU ^ | August 25, 2023 | Rebecca Rosenberg
    A Mississippi police officer has lost his job after arresting a 10-year-old boy earlier this month for urinating outside. The Senatobia Police Department announced the decision Wednesday but did not disclose the name of the officer who was axed. "This incident triggered an internal complaint and was investigated according to our procedures," Senatobia Police Chief Richard Chandler wrote of the August 10 arrest. "As a result of this investigation, one of our officers involved is no longer employed, and the others will be disciplined." The boy's mother, Latonya Eason, posted a photo online of her son in the back seat...
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  • Judge Rules Second Amendment Rights May Not be Removed for All Violent Felonies

    07/05/2023 5:37:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | June 30, 2023 | Dean Weingarten
    On June 28, 2023, Judge Carlton W. Reeves, District Judge in the Southern District of Mississippi and Chair of the United States Sentencing Commission, issued an order dismissing the case against Jessie Bullock for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Mr. Bullock was convicted of aggravated assault and manslaughter in 1992. He served about 15 years in prison. In 2015 Mr. Bullock was convicted of fleeing law enforcement and attempted aggravated assault of a police officer. He served five years of probation. Bullock was charged with knowingly possessing a firearm in May of 2018, although for various reasons, the...
  • Six white Mississippi deputies are fired after they entered home of two black men and 'tortured them for hours' before putting gun in one's mouth and shooting him

    06/29/2023 4:24:49 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 93 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28/6/23 | James Gordon
    ix Mississippi deputy sheriffs have been fired or resigned after they were accused by two black men of beating and sexually assaulting them before shooting one in the mouth. Michael Corey Jenkins, 32, and his friend Eddie Terrell Parker, 35, said deputies from the Rankin County Sheriff's Department burst into a home in Rankin County, just east of the state capital of Jackson, without a warrant. The men said deputies beat them, assaulted them with a sex toy and shocked them repeatedly with Tasers in a roughly 90-minute period during the January 24 episode, Jenkins and Parker said. .....
  • There is so much gun violence in 1 Mississippi neighborhood that a military base piled up shipping containers to defend itself

    06/18/2023 7:04:35 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 57 replies
    Msn ^ | 6-18-23
    *A Navy base in Mississippi erected a wall of shipping containers to protect itself from stray bullets. *Stray bullets have struck multiple homes on the base and are coming from a nearby apartment complex. *A spokesperson for the base said the barrier is meant as a "temporary solution." A Mississippi military base in the small city of Gulfport put up a wall of shipping containers after stray bullets from a nearby gunfight struck homes on the base. The base first placed more than 20 shipping containers around its perimeter last year after gunfire broke out in the apartment complex across...