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  • Attorneys General File Lawsuit Against New Biden Rule Forcing Employers to Fund Abortions

    05/15/2024 1:31:03 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | May 14, 2024 | Steven Ertelt
    In December 2022, Congress passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), a pro-life bill that aimed to make the workplace more accessible to pregnant women by requiring employers to provide accommodations to pregnant workers under The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This bill was implemented at the end of June 2023.However, the Biden administration is manipulating the bill’s language to require that employers provide accommodations for abortion. The PWFA requires employers to provide “reasonable accommodations to a worker’s known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, unless the accommodation will cause the employer an undue hardship.” However, the...
  • Witness: Woman fires shots at suspects who broke into Jackson home

    05/05/2024 5:36:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    wjtv.com ^ | May 1, 2024 | Cameron Smith, Sethanie Smith
    JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – One suspect has been arrested and two are wanted for breaking into a woman’s home in Jackson. The incident happened on Daniel Circle on Wednesday, May 1. A woman said three young men, who were wearing hoodies, rang her doorbell and asked if she wanted her yard cut. She declined, and the men went to her daughter’s home in the neighborhood. The woman said her daughter was not home at the time of the incident and that the suspects broke into the home. According to the woman, her daughter returned home, and the suspects fired shots...
  • University of Mississippi opens student conduct probe after confrontation between Black student and counterprotesters

    05/04/2024 8:28:13 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat May 4, 2024 | Sara Smart, Dianne Gallagher, Sarah Dewberry and Denise Royal
    The University of Mississippi has opened a student conduct investigation after actions of “hostility and racist overtones” were portrayed during a demonstration on campus. The incident unfolded Thursday on the school’s campus during a heated exchange between a group of pro-Palestinian protesters and a much larger group of counterprotesters. About 30 pro-Palestinian protesters were demonstrating in a barricaded zone when they were surrounded by an estimated 200 counterprotesters, some holding American flags, several Trump flags and some dressed in red, white, and blue. While there are multiple videos circulating online showing the protest at varying times, one video in particular...
  • Former Southaven police officer accused of stealing Infiniti, helping criminals . ( Mississippi )

    04/11/2024 4:29:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    WMC ^ | Apr. 10, 2024 | Lydian Kennin and Bria Bolden
    OUTHAVEN, Miss. - A now-former Southaven police officer is being accused of working with criminals to steal an Infiniti late last year in DeSoto County. Tony Herring Jr. is charged with felony vehicle theft and conspiracy to commit vehicle theft, DeSoto County District Attorney Matthew Barton confirmed Wednesday afternoon. However, Barton says that prosecutors believe Herring could be connected to more thefts. “We have reason to believe that it wasn’t necessarily a one-off crime,” .... Herring was arrested in Horn Lake, Mississippi, on Wednesday after an indictment out of DeSoto County. Barton’s newly-formed Public Corruption Unit brought the charges, bearing...
  • 6 Mississippi 'Goon Squad' officers sentenced to 15 to 45 years on state charges for torture of 2 Black men

    04/10/2024 8:56:42 AM PDT · by Coronal · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 10, 2024 | Maria Piñero, Marlene Lenthang and Doha Madani
    The six former Mississippi law enforcement officers who tortured and abused two Black men in a racist attack were sentenced on Wednesday to 15 to 45 years in prison on state charges. The men — former Rankin County Sheriff’s deputies Brett Morris McAlpin, 53; Christian Dedmon, 29; Jeffrey Middleton, 46; Hunter Elward, 31; and Daniel Opdyke, 28' and a former police officer from the city of Richland, Joshua Hartfield, 32 — had pleaded guilty to state charges in August. McAlpin, Middleton, and Opdyke were sentenced to serve 20 years; Dedmon to 25 years; Elward to 45 years; and Hartfield to...
  • Mississippi hits BlackRock with cease and desist, threatens massive fine over ESG policies

    03/29/2024 8:59:14 AM PDT · by bitt · 3 replies
    https://www.foxbusiness.com ^ | 3/27/2024 | Thomas Catenacci FOXBusiness
    'Investment companies will not push their political agenda on Mississippians,' says Michael Watson The state of Mississippi has issued a cease and desist order to trillion-dollar asset manager BlackRock, alleging the firm has committed fraud by misleading investors through its climate policies. Late on Tuesday, Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson's office delivered the order and a notice of intent to impose an administrative penalty — which could amount to a first-of-its-kind multimillion-dollar fine — against BlackRock, an action targeting so-called environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. Watson claims BlackRock has repeatedly misled Mississippi investors pertaining to its broader ESG...
  • 'Investment companies will not push their political agenda': Mississippi issues BlackRock cease and desist over ESG agenda

    03/28/2024 5:13:42 PM PDT · by Twotone · 6 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 27, 2024 | Candace Hathaway
    Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson issued a cease and desist order on Tuesday against asset management company BlackRock, claiming that the firm "repeatedly made false and misleading statements" concerning its environmental, social, and governance agenda, Fox Business reported. Watson, along with the Securities Division of the Secretary of State's Office, issued the order "to stop BlackRock's alleged fraudulent actions and impose a multimillion-dollar administrative penalty," according to a Wednesday press release. Watson accused BlackRock of deceiving Mississippi investors regarding the firm's "involvement in pushing ESG factors on portfolio companies." The order stated that BlackRock claims its non-ESG "funds do...
  • GOP senators blast Biden’s proposed $110 billion tax hikes on oil, gas and coal

    03/22/2024 9:45:40 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    The Center Square ^ | 21 March 2024 | By Bethany Blankley
    (The Center Square) – Two dozen Republican U.S. senators are pushing back against the Biden administration's plan to increase taxes on the U.S. oil, natural gas and coal industries to the tune of over $110 billion. U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., led a coalition of 24 senators expressing “grave concern regarding the administration's continued hostility towards American energy production.” In a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, they wrote, “America's working families and small businesses are facing immense challenges including high energy prices. At the same time, our allies and partners across the globe are asking for reliable American...
  • White former officers get sentences of 10 to 40 years in torture of 2 Black men in Mississippi

    03/21/2024 8:25:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/20 | MICHAEL GOLDBERG and EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
    A federal judge on Thursday finished handing down prison terms of about 10 to 40 years to six white former Mississippi law enforcement officers who pleaded guilty to breaking into a home without a warrant and torturing two Black men in an hourslong attack that included beatings, repeated uses of stun guns and assaults with a sex toy before one of the victims was shot in the mouth. U.S. District Judge Tom Lee called the culprits' actions “egregious and despicable" and gave sentences near the top of federal guidelines to five of the six men who attacked Michael Corey Jenkins...
  • Two Mississippi officers sentenced in federal 'Goon Squad' torture case

    03/20/2024 5:21:06 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/19/2024
    Two white former Mississippi sheriff's deputies who belonged to a group calling itself "the Goon Squad" were sentenced on Tuesday to lengthy prison terms for U.S. civil rights violations and other felonies stemming from their torture and sexual abuse of two [black] men.
  • Top red state official demands answers on Biden executive order 'attempting to register' illegals to vote [MS]

    03/11/2024 3:06:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 11, 2024 4:00am EDT | Andrew Mark Miller
    Mississippi’s Secretary of State (Michael Watson) has sent a letter to President Biden’s Department of Justice asking it to stop enforcing a Biden executive order that he warns is being used to attempt to register ineligible convicts and illegal immigrants to vote. …
  • 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...