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Fast and Furious: “walked” grenade used in firefight that killed three Mexican cops

Posted by: Phineas on October 17, 2013 at 5:58 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas More murderous fruit of a “felony stupid” operation: CBS News has learned of a shocking link between a deadly drug cartel shootout with Mexican police last week and a controversial case in the U.S. The link is one of the grenades used in the violent fight, which killed three policemen and four cartel members […]

 

Race demagogue AG Holder: #NCGA are racists or something for passing #VoterID

Posted by: ST on September 30, 2013 at 7:46 pm » 3 Comments

… and our GOP Governor Pat McCrory is understandably furious, calling the lawsuit the DOJ is filing politically motivated: WASHINGTON — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory blasted back Monday at U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Justice Department challenging North Carolina’s tough new elections law. The lawsuit, which was filed Monday afternoon, […]

 

#NCPOL: DOJ to sue North Carolina over #NCGA-passed #VoterID law

Posted by: ST on September 30, 2013 at 9:32 am » 1 Comment

Not exactly a surprise, considering all the left wing Moral Monday demagoguery over this and other issues here.  Via the AP (hat tip): The Justice Department will sue the state of North Carolina for alleged racial discrimination over tough new voting rules, the latest effort by the Obama administration to fight back against a Supreme Court […]

 

Dumb: Two seventh grade students in Va. Beach suspended for shooting airsoft guns UPDATE: Expelled!

Posted by: ST on September 24, 2013 at 10:38 am » 12 Comments

WAVY reports on another instance of a “zero tolerance policy” in schools going way too far: VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – A suspended seventh grade Virginia Beach student will find out soon if he is expelled for the rest of the year for shooting an airsoft gun. Like thousands of others in Hampton Roads, Khalid […]

 

The Washington Navy Yard murder rampage: Prayers for the victims, their families

Posted by: ST on September 16, 2013 at 8:02 pm » 2 Comments

My apologies for not posting this sooner.  Had a crammed full day today.  Via the NYT: WASHINGTON — At least 13 people, including one gunman, were killed, and the police were looking for other potential suspects, in a shooting Monday morning at a naval office building not far from Capitol Hill and the White House, […]

 

Illinois Supreme Court overturns state ban on carrying firearms

Posted by: Phineas on September 14, 2013 at 1:09 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Here’s a surprising victory for constitutional rights in one of the most gun-restrictive states in the nation: In an unusually forceful and straightforward opinion in the case of People v. Aguilar, the Supreme Court of Illinois unanimously held that the state’s “comprehensive ban” on the “use of an operable firearm for self-defense outside the […]

 

Colorado gun rights advocates score big win in #COrecall election

Posted by: ST on September 11, 2013 at 11:22 am » 3 Comments

Via Political Wire: “An epic national debate over gun rights in Colorado on Tuesday saw two Democratic state senators ousted for their support for stricter laws, a ‘ready, aim, fired’ message intended to stop other politicians for pushing for firearms restrictions,” the Denver Post reports. [...] Joshua Spivak: “There’s no question that Gun Rights groups scored a […]

 

Louisiana Gov. Jindal to DOJ: Leave our school voucher program alone!

Posted by: ST on September 6, 2013 at 11:32 am » 3 Comments

Fox News reports on efforts from Obama’s DOJ to halt Louisiana’s school voucher program, and the push-back efforts of Gov. Jindal and other state officials in response (bolded emphasis added by me): Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is fighting back against the Obama administration’s push to stop his state’s school voucher program, which allows children from […]

 

Federal jury rules black people can’t call each other the “n-word” in the workplace

Posted by: ST on September 4, 2013 at 11:18 am » 6 Comments

Via the New York Daily News: A Manhattan jury awarded $280,000 to a black woman who was repeatedly called the N-word by her boss — who’s also black, and claimed he used the vile epithet as an endearing term. “My voice was heard today,” Brandi Johnson said Tuesday, after the eight-person federal jury awarded her […]

 

Minor or not, he should be executed

Posted by: Phineas on September 2, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas In 2009, the United States Supreme Court struck down the death penalty for anyone who committed a crime otherwise eligible for death prior to the age of 18. This case shows why they were wrong: De’Marquis Elkins now faces life in prison. At the time of the shooting, he was 17 – too young to […]