Monday, April 23, 2012

A doctor entered the hospital in hurry after being called in for an urgent surgery. He answered the call asap, changed his clothes & went directly to the surgery block. He found the boy’s father pacing in the hall waiting for the doctor. On... seeing him, the dad yelled:
“Why did U take all this time to come? Don’t U know that my son’s life is in danger? Don’t U have any sense of responsibility?”

The doctor smiled & said:
“I am sorry, I wasn’t in the hospital & I came as fast as I could after receiving the call and now, I wish you’d calm down so that I can do my work”

“Calm down?! What if your son was in this room right now, would U calm down? If your own son dies now what will U do??” said the father angrily.

The doctor smiled again & replied: “I will say what Job said in the Holy Book “From dust we came & to dust we return, blessed be the name of God”. Doctors cannot prolong lives. Go & intercede for your son, we will do our best by God’s grace”

“Giving advises when we’re not concerned is so easy” Murmured the father.

The surgery took some hours after which the doctor went out happy, “Thank goodness!, your son is saved!” And without waiting for the father’s reply he carried on his way running. “If U have any question, ask the nurse!!”

“Why is he so arrogant? He couldn’t wait some minutes so that I ask about my son’s state” Commented the father when seeing the nurse minutes after the doctor left.

The nurse answered, tears coming down her face: “His son died yesterday in a road accident, he was in the burial when we called him for your son’s surgery. And now that he saved your son’s life, he left running to finish his son’s burial.”

Moral: "Never judge anyone, because you never know how their life is & what they’re going through”

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Whitney Told Us Back In 2002! But No One Was Listening...

McDonald's Conspiracy Exposed!


The Clarksdale Police Department. On April 18, 2012, Queston Skipper was handcuffed by Clarksdale Police Officer and slammed face first into the patrol vehicle until his nose, was broken, eye lid split open, nose split open and upper lip almost torn from his face. As of this post no criminal charges has been filed. The Chief of Police told said he too busy to see him because he was about to go to a meeting. Assistant Chief of Police told Queston go get the witnesses and bring them to the department to give a statement. Go to the hospital and get your records.

I’m posting a picture of Queston . Please demand action from Chief Greg Hoskins, Assistant Chief Lee Jackson, Mayor Henry Espy and the entire board of commissioners. Mayor Espy phone number is 662-621-8164. Chief Hoskins number is 662-621-8164. Please call the Mayor and Chief an express your outrage. Please keep him in your prayers, he is going through a lot.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Rodman agrees to end marriage

celebrities at nba gamesDennis Rodman finally consented to end his marriage after an eight-year divorce battle, TMZ reported Friday.

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Celebrities like to see and be seen at NBA games.

Court papers showed the Basketball Hall of Famer signed to confirm the split from Michelle Rodman, though there was continued dispute over the $800,000 he allegedly still owes her in child support payments.
The couple wed in 2003 on the five-time NBA champion's 42nd birthday, but Michelle Rodman filed for divorce a year later. The lengthy legal wrangling ultimately stalled amid an attempted reconciliation.
But after another break-up, she filed papers again to end the marriage this year in order to clarify their relationship to their shared son and daughter, her attorney Mary Ann Noiroux told TMZ.
Rodman recently claimed in court he was no longer able to pay monthly payments of $5,000 for a child from another relationship, in addition to the $4,500 he owed Michelle Rodman every month.
The 50-year-old said he was "extremely sick" and "broke" and unable to cash in on the colorful reputation he garnered during his glory days on court.
In January it was reported that Rodman's latest career venture would see him coaching a topless women's basketball team for Headquarters Gentlemen's Club in New York.

'American Bandstand' host Dick Clark has died

'American Bandstand' host Dick Clark has died

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


In light of the Secret Service and GSA scandals, who is minding the store?

In light of the Secret Service and GSA scandals, who is minding the store?
Your government gone wild.
As details of the Secret Service and GSA scandals emerge, there's a growing sense that Washington isn't always working for the people who pay their salaries - that would be us, the taxpayers.
The Secret Service has now yanked the security clearances of 11 members accused of bringing prostitutes to a Colombian hotel.
The investigation also includes at least five - maybe even 10 - members of the U.S. military who were working there ahead of President Obama's trip. Reuters reports there were as many as 21 prostitutes.
If true, it's more than disgraceful. It's a threat to national security.
There are reports that some of the Secret Service agents who brought prostitutes to their hotel rooms had copies of the president's schedule in their rooms and they were apparently bragging that they were there to protect President Obama.
It's not the first time the Secret Service has lapsed. The most glaring example was in 2009, when an uninvited couple managed to crash a White House state dinner. They were inside the White House mingling with the president and his guests.
Meanwhile the GSA official at the center of that $800,000 lavish conference is refusing to answer questions.
Jeff Neely - who organized the 2010 conference in Las Vegas - repeatedly took the Fifth Amendment when questioned before Congress. His former boss has already resigned in disgrace. Neely might face a federal criminal investigation.
While the GSA was spending hundreds of thousands of your dollars on things like commemorative coins, a team-building exercise, and a mind reader as entertainment, the Senate yesterday voted on whether to raise taxes some more.
This is the kind of stuff that makes Americans increasingly disgusted with their government. So far President Obama hasn't said a lot about any of this. Maybe it's time he did.
Here’s my question to you: In light of the Secret Service and GSA scandals, who is minding the store?

Let's kill the progressive tax rate system

Income tax forms for 2011 are due on Tuesday. Professor Dorothy Brown argues it's time for meaningful reform.
 Last week we learned that Barack and Michelle Obama's effective tax rate for 2011 was 20.5%. They had adjusted gross income of $789,674. We also learned that their tax rate was slightly lower than President Obama's secretary, who had about $95,000 of income.
Ours is supposed to be a progressive rate system, which means as income gets higher, so do tax rates. In a true progressive rate system, Obama would never pay a lower tax rate than his secretary.
We also know that Mitt and Ann Romney have a projected effective tax rate of 15% for 2011. They have requested an extension so we don't have their actual returns. Their household income was just shy of $21 million. In a true progressive tax system, the Romneys would never pay a lower tax rate than the Obamas
We do not have a progressive tax system. The notion of a progressive tax system is the lie that has been perpetuated far too long.
First, not all income is taxed the same. While our income tax has always had progressive rates, for most of the 20th century a lower rate applied to certain nonwage income. That rate differential was increased dramatically as a result of the Bush tax cuts.
Most of the Romneys' income comes from stock ownership. Stock dividends and capital gains are generally not subject to our progressive rate system. Income from stock is taxed at a flat 15% rate.
Fewer than 1 in 5 Americans owns stock in a way that qualifies for the flat rate. Of that minority, very few benefit the way the Romneys do.
An analysis of IRS statistics show that for households up to $200,000, no more than about 5% of their income is eligible for the flat 15% rate. Those households combined represent well more than 90% of American households.
The Simpson-Bowles commission included a proposal that all income should be taxed the same. While some would say that is a radical step, it is precisely what we did in 1986.
Second, not all deductions are treated the same. Two-thirds of all taxpayers do not itemize their deductions but take the standard deduction. So, as a result, most Americans do not even benefit from the myriad of special interest group deductions found in our tax code.
In addition, under a progressive tax system, the value of a deduction depends upon what rate your last dollar is taxed. That is referred to as your marginal tax rate.
The more income you have, the higher your marginal tax rate and the greater the value of the deduction.
For example, if your marginal tax rate is 35%, then for every dollar you spend, you save 35 cents. If your marginal tax rate is 15%, then for every dollar you spend, you save only 15 cents. That explains why those in higher income brackets seek out tax deductions as a way to save money on their taxes.
Third, all of this is supposed to be a secret.
The only reason we have the information is because taxpayers voluntarily disclosed it -- either because they are presidential candidates or concerned citizens such as investor Warren Buffett. The IRS statistics do a great job of masking this information because the real problem lies within the top 1% of taxpayers, and the data are not presented in a way that isolates that group.
Congress decides to enact a tax law, and the president signs the bill. While presidents voluntarily release their tax returns, members of Congress do not. The first step toward real tax reform would be for every member of Congress to release his or her tax return. We can see which tax provisions benefit them, and we can compare their effective tax rates with our own.
Achieving meaningful tax reform will require very few steps.
First, tax all forms of income at the same rate. Second, repeal the progressive tax system and enact a flat tax. If a flat tax is good enough for Mitt and Ann Romney, it should be good enough for the rest of us.
Most flat tax proponents, however, want a flat tax, but they want to exempt income from stock completely. That would mean Mitt and Ann Romney's already low 15% effective tax rate would be cut even further. That would be wrong-headed tax reform.
Finally, most deductions should be eliminated. Most taxpayers do not itemize, so this change would only affect about one-third of taxpayers -- and their accountants and tax lawyers.
Whenever Congress enacts a deduction, it creates winners and losers. That must stop. To be sure, every special interest group will oppose even the hint of this suggestion. But we outnumber them.
I don't think it's fair that the richest Americans pay taxes at a lower rate than most taxpayers and neither should you.

Holder appearance a sign of Sharpton's growing clout?

Eric Holder, right, faces criticism for his appearance last week at an annual convention held by the Rev. Al Sharpton's group. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to speak at an annual convention of the Rev. Al Sharpton's group, in which Trayvon Martin was a key issue, has been widely panned as a political ploy.
But maybe, just maybe, it's also evidence that the tamer version of the civil rights leader that we've seen in recent years -- the syndicated radio host, the MSNBC personality, the White House adviser -- is enjoying broader legitimacy these days.
"It certainly is a sign of Sharpton's very close relationship with the White House," said Boyce Watkins, a political analyst and Syracuse University economist who often weighs in on race relations. "But to think there isn't a political calculation involved would be a bit naïve."
Sharpton said Holder's appearance is merely a sign of the "growing respect" his National Action Network has earned since 1999 after Sharpton rallied in support of Amadou Diallo, the Guinean immigrant who was killed when New York police fired 41 shots at the unarmed 23-year-old.
He further pointed out that Holder is hardly the first high-profile speaker to appear at his group's rallies, which have hosted former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Coretta Scott King and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, among others.
Holder opened his Wednesday speech with high praise for Sharpton, thanking him for being a partner and friend and for his "tireless efforts to speak out for the voiceless, to stand up for the powerless and to shine a light on the problems we must solve, and the promises we must fulfill."
He went on to say that he could not discuss the Justice Department's investigation into the 17-year-old Martin's killing at the hands of neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, but that department officials were meeting with Martin's family, local police and the Sanford, Florida, community, as is typical in these types of cases.
Holder promised a "thorough and independent review" and said, "If we find evidence of a potential federal criminal civil rights crime, we will take appropriate action. And, at every step, the facts and the law will guide us forward."
Conservative websites quickly blasted Holder and questioned how the attorney general could stand next to a man whose long history of civil disobedience and protest includes allegations of defamation and inciting deadly riots.
A checkered past
In a column on The American Spectator website, titled "Holder is a disgrace ... and a very bad man," senior editor Quin Hillyer wrote, "Even I, with my low opinion of Thug-in-General Eric Holder, can't believe he would lavish praise on scofflaw, tax evader, and murderous inciter to violence Al Sharpton in the way Holder did."
Tawana Brawley holds hands with Sharpton and her attorney outside the New York Supreme Court in 1990.
Tawana Brawley holds hands with Sharpton and her attorney outside the New York Supreme Court in 1990.
A columnist added of Holder, "Why should he be introduced by Al Sharpton, the man who once incited a race riot in Crown Heights ending in the murder of an Orthodox Jew, the man who pushed the trumped-up Tawana Brawley case, the man who forwarded the false Duke lacrosse rape case, and the man who is currently stirring up trouble in Sanford?"
"He's doing it because that's his job: to pander to extremists like Sharpton. That's why we've heard nothing from the DOJ about the New Black Panthers' bounty -- or even their voter intimidation back in 2008."
Sharpton said he didn't step into the Crown Heights fray until the day after Yankel Rosenbaum was stabbed to death, though the reverend has apologized in the past for using racially charged language during the 1991 uprising. Sharpton's involvement in the Duke case was minimal, but he stood behind the lacrosse players' accuser when she was later discredited. The accused students were vindicated.
Of the 1987 Brawley case, in which Sharpton championed a 15-year-old Wappingers Falls, New York, girl before her claim that six white law enforcement officers raped her was discredited, he conceded he was found liable for defamation. He noted, however, that there was no conspiracy to slander anyone. Two attorneys approached him with Brawley's story, and he believed it, much like prosecutors do every day, but no one asks them to apologize when they lose a case, he said.
"What are people asking me to apologize for? For believing her? Should I apologize for Diallo, too, because a jury didn't believe that?" he asked. "Advocates can't apologize for standing up for something they believe."
He expressed relief that he didn't have to deal with the personal accusations that other high-profile leaders face.
"The only thing they can go back to is Brawley ... and I think that's pretty flimsy," he said. "At least my attacks are political, and at least (my critics) have to go back a quarter of a century."
The last reference in the quote refers to the Justice Department's decision to scale back an inquiry into allegations that two members of the New Black Panthers, one wielding a nightstick, had intimidated voters in Philadelphia in 2008, the year Barack Obama was elected president. The Justice Department won an injunction against the nightstick-wielding member, and Holder testified later that race played no role in how his department handled the case.
Several conservatives alleged that Holder was again pandering to the New Black Panthers -- which the Southern Poverty Law Center has dubbed a hate group -- when the Justice Department took no action for a dead-or-alive $10,000 bounty placed on Zimmerman (the Justice Department doesn't tend to comment when it opens investigations, so it's uncertain whether the department is investigating the bounty). wasn't the only media outlet to claim the Holder appearance was an orchestrated moment in Obama's re-election campaign.
Radio host Rush Limbaugh flatly stated Wednesday, "There is no question that the White House wants this kind of chaos and unrest in the culture. They, for some reason, have determined that it is helpful for Obama's re-election because they believe that they can tie all of this to the existence of Republicans and conservatives, that the racial problems exist because of never-ending racism of the right, never-ending racism of Republicans."
Largely omitted from the conservative commentary were the attorney general's remarks calling for temperance in the case, "for safety and civil rights for all." He also said ordinary people were calling "not just for answers and justice, but also for civility and unity, and for a national discourse that is productive, respectful, and worthy of our both forebears and our children."
Sharpton said he was not surprised by the criticism from the right but questioned why the same pundits didn't lambaste President George W. Bush for inviting him to the White House. Or how about when Gingrich or conservative talk-show hosts Bill O'Reilly or Sean Hannity appeared at his events? There was also a host of other Cabinet members present at last week's convention that got no mention in any of the critics' posts.
"They're very selective on who they want to attack," Sharpton said.
Critical acclaim
Watkins, the Syracuse scholar, said Obama and Sharpton have a symbiotic relationship in terms of lending each other credibility, and though there are times when it appears to be "political quid pro quo between the Obama administration and Al Sharpton," Watkins stands resoundingly behind the fiery civil rights leader when it comes to the Martin case.
I don't work for the administration. I have access to it.
The Rev. Al Sharpton
"I think anyone who speaks on behalf of the Trayvon Martin family is on the side of good," he said. "Most rational people don't believe George Zimmerman should've been able to kill this young man and escape arrest."
After weeks of protest and outcry, Zimmerman was arrested last week and charged with second-degree murder, 45 days after Martin's death.
When the NAACP chapter in Seminole County distanced itself from Sharpton's calls for peaceful civil disobedience and economic sanctions in Sanford, an Orlando suburb of about 54,000, Watkins wrote that Sharpton was "right on point" and couched the local NAACP reaction as "catering and sucking up to Southern racist traditions."
He continued: " 'I wannabe-a-good-negro-itis' is a disease that is especially prevalent in the South, with an epidemic so pervasive that we should call the Center for Disease Control."
Sharpton was disappointed that the local NAACP chapter would make such a remark publicly without consulting him privately, he said. Despite a steady chorus of claims to the contrary, Sharpton said he didn't get involved in the Martin case to stoke racial tensions and he's never called Zimmerman a racist.
When the Martin family attorney first contacted him, he wasn't familiar with the shooting, but after learning police initially claimed there was no probable cause to arrest Zimmerman, he felt it was a "clear case of selective policing." After learning more about Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law, he decided the National Action Network needed to stay involved because it fell under the group's social change agenda.
The chapter president of the Seminole County NAACP, Turner Clayton Jr., did not return a voicemail and e-mail seeking comment.
Though Watkins has been critical of Sharpton in the past, he said he believes the National Action Network founder is rightly using his clout in this case to bring attention to an atrocious situation.
The Brawley case has nothing to do with the Martin shooting. It's unfair to even raise the 25-year-old incident, Watkins said.
"I think there are people who will always be critical when one black man stands next to another black man in the name of social justice," Watkins said.
Race vs. injustice
Carol Swain, a race relations expert and Vanderbilt University law and political science professor, said she believes Sharpton and his supporters have manufactured the racial divide over the Martin case. She wasn't surprised to see Holder at the National Action Network convention, she said.
A Washington Post-ABC News poll last week indicated that 44% of all adults felt Martin's killing was unjustified and 51% didn't know enough to form an opinion. Broken down along racial lines, the divide was stark: Only 38% of white respondents called it unjustified, as opposed to 80% of blacks surveyed.
"Americans were not polarized on the basis of race" when the story first broke, Swain said.
The case was getting plenty of media coverage, and many people felt Zimmerman had misused the Stand Your Ground law and the country was united in its call for more information and an indictment, she said.
President Barack Obama greets Sharpton at a National Action Network anniversary function last year.
President Barack Obama greets Sharpton at a National Action Network anniversary function last year.
"It did not have to become an issue of race. It seemed to be an issue of injustice," she said.
Yet when Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson entered the fray -- with their "1960s approach to our social and political problems" -- black and white America diverged, Swain said.
The Obama administration was all too happy to let it become a racial matter because "Democrats see political gain in keeping blacks riled up," she said, questioning the presence of voter registration booths at some of the rallies in honor of Martin.
The administration is "fanning the flames of racism" to galvanize the black electorate in hopes of a turnout similar to that in 2008, Swain said. Democrats are using Martin as a "diversionary tactic" to distract from the president's failings on unemployment, illegal immigration, HIV/AIDS education and the incidence of unwed mothers -- all of which Swain said have a disproportionate effect on black communities.
It's a delicate moment in American race relations, and the country needs a "uniter in chief, and it's not coming from the president and it's not coming from the president's men," she said.
Standing alongside Sharpton -- as Holder did last week and Obama did last year -- ostracizes white people, Swain said, comparing Obama's 2011 National Action Network speech to a past president appearing alongside white nationalist David Duke.
Obama administration officials have appeared at National Action Network events in the past, and this year's convention hosted several Cabinet members besides Holder, including Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, who holds Cabinet rank.
"It's my understanding that Al Sharpton has had an open door to the White House. He's always had a legitimate status with President Obama, but not the rest of us," she said. "When the attorney general stands with a character like that, it legitimizes them inappropriately."
The trajectory of Sharpton's political career is not unlike that of civil rights activists before him, the reverend said. Jackson started out as a "rabble-rouser" before he became a two-time presidential candidate and presidential envoy under Bill Clinton, Sharpton said. Andrew Young was a key figure in the Rev. Martin Luther King's movement before adding the titles of U.S. congressman, U.N. ambassador and Atlanta mayor to his resume.
"(President) Jimmy Carter can appoint Andrew Young to a job, Bill Clinton can appoint Jesse Jackson to a job, and Al Sharpton can't meet with the president?" he said. "They worked for the administration. I don't work for the administration. I have access to it."
Sharpton fighting "dirty wars"?
Watkins disagrees that access to Obama makes Sharpton more legitimate, only because he believes Sharpton has become part of the establishment that is so often accused of keeping black people down.
Sharpton has done commercials for pay-day loans, which have been criticized for targeting low-income communities with high-interest rates and aggressive collection means. He's been a syndicated radio show host. He got his own MSNBC show in August. And now, he has been selected as one of Obama's "attack dogs," Watkins said.
Sharpton says he\'s a more experienced fighter than he was in the 1980s and 1990s.
Sharpton says he's a more experienced fighter than he was in the 1980s and 1990s.
When influential black commentators such as Cornel West or Tavis Smiley blast the president, it's not Obama who responds, Watkins said. It's Sharpton "fighting their dirty wars," he said.
Sharpton told "60 Minutes" last year that he is a "refined agitator" and said he won't criticize Obama because "to minimize who he is, I think, is an insult to the achievement of having him there."
Simply put, Sharpton told CNN, he is a changed man and he has become more discerning. He also is "a lot more hard on my staff about investigating and looking into things more deeply," and he's gotten better about picking and prioritizing his battles.
A good example was the rape case involving former International Monetary Fund managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, accused of sexually assaulting a Guinean hotel maid in New York before prosecutors dropped the charges.
At the time, many asked why Sharpton didn't get involved. Though he sympathized with the alleged victim and advised her attorneys privately, he said he never stepped to the forefront because he didn't see how the case fit his group's social mission. He was criticized for his inaction much like he is criticized when he does get involved. It's a textbook case of damned if you do or damned if you don't, he said.
"If I don't get involved, what's going on? If I do get involved, why did I get involved?" he said, chuckling.
According to Watkins, you can't say that Sharpton hasn't earned his stripes, that he hasn't dedicated himself to the civil rights struggle for decades, that he isn't uniquely positioned to speak up and bring visibility to cases like Martin's, but there is an element of speaking truth to power that doesn't jibe with being in the president's pocket.
"This cozy relationship between the Obama administration and Al Sharpton is one that minimizes his credibility as a civil rights leader," Watkins said. "It cheapens his legacy."
The criticism isn't fair, Sharpton contends, because he's done a good job balancing his roles. His MSNBC show and Obama access didn't stop him from leading a jobs march last year, or from speaking out against the execution of Troy Davis, or from re-enacting the pivotal 1965 Selma to Montgomery march on the 47th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.
Nor did it have any effect on him advocating for Martin, which he called the "civil rights case of our time." Sharpton just does things differently than he used to in his younger, more fiery days, he said, again invoking those civil rights leaders who marched before him.
"I grew up under the generation ahead of me -- Andrew Young and Jesse -- who went through that same growth period," he said.

High Ranking NYPD Officials Used N-Word, Told Officers To ‘Treat Black People Like Animals’

A federal discrimination lawsuit brought against the NYPD by one of its own has further exposed the extent of blatant, sanctioned racism within the department.
The discrimination lawsuit was filed by minority officers that believe they were passed over for promotions because of race.
According to the testimony of three officers, high ranking officials regularly used the n-word to address suspects, and instructed officers to treat black people like animals and “shoot to kill” if necessary.
“Capt. Coan would tell the field team . . . ‘They are f—–g animals. You make sure if you have to shoot, you shoot them in the head. That way there’s one story,’ ” said the retired detective.
The ex-cop, identified only as Undercover 7988, said Coan’s racist rant came before every search warrant executed in Brooklyn’s Brownsville, Bedford-Stuyvesant and East New York from 2008 to 2010.
‘They didn’t care if it was kids in there, they didn’t care if it was women in there, naked women,’ the detective said. ‘. . . They treated them as if they had no rights whatsoever. It was disgusting.’
Another officer who testified claims that in 2005, he walked into an apartment where he heard Davin telling officers, ‘If you have to shoot a n—-r, do what you gotta do.’
Racism exposed in discrimination lawsuit Considering their behavior and tactics over the last 20 years, this isn't too much of a surprise, but it has been revealed that NYPD officers are trained and instructed to "treat black people like animals."
The revelation comes in the midst of a federal discrimination lawsuit filed by Detective Debra Lawson who claims that minority-group members in her unit were passed over for good assignments and career advancement.Three officers, one a retired high-ranking detective, from the firearms suppression unit testified that Capt. James Coan and Lt. Daniel Davin "created a hostile environment for both their black detectives and suspected minority-group gun traffickers."

The NY Daily News reports:
Davin used the N-word to address black suspects, while Coan considered the unit’s minority-group targets almost subhuman, the depositions indicate.
“Capt. Coan would tell the field team . . . ‘They are f-----g animals. You make sure if you have to shoot, you shoot them in the head. That way there’s one story,’ ” said the retired detective.
The ex-cop, identified only as Undercover 7988, said Coan’s racist rant came before every search warrant executed in Brooklyn’s Brownsville, Bedford-Stuyvesant and East New York from 2008 to 2010.
“They didn’t care if it was kids in there, they didn’t care if it was women in there, naked women,” the detective said. “. . . They treated them as if they had no rights whatsoever. It was disgusting."
Another officer who testified claims that in 2005, he walked into an apartment where he heard Davin telling officers, “If you have to shoot a n----r, do what you gotta do.”
Coan has denied making such comments.

NYPD Cop Who Shot Sean Bell Says "No Apologies, No Regrets" [video]

Gescard Isnora was fired two weeks ago, so he's speaking out Bullets don't come with apology letters and former NYPD officer Gescard Isnora is making sure it stays that way.
The man who fired the first shot (well, first 11 out of 50 actually) in the Sean Bell tragedy spoke with NBC New York, two weeks after he was fired from his job and given no pension. He says that looking back on the situation, he feels like the mayor and the police department "threw him to the wolves" to appease protestors and media backlash. And even though a jury found him not guilty of any wrongdoing, he says he's still upset that he was even put on trial in the first place.When asked why he felt he had to use lethal force in a conflict where three unarmed men were shot, with Bell getting killed, he said he really felt like his life was in danger. When asked why he shot 11 bullets, he insisted that in a high-pressure situation such as that one, you don't count the bullets.
But, his most jaw dropping statement comes when he is asked if he feels sorry about what he did. While he said his heart goes out to the Bell family for the loss they suffered, he says that he has "no apologies, no regrets" for his actions and feels that he was just doing his job. Check him out for yourself in the video.


Monday, April 16, 2012

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At a Sunday press conference wrapping up his visit to Colombia, President Barack Obama said he would be angry if it turned out the allegations that 11 Secret Service agents brought prostitutes back to their hotel rooms were true.
“When we travel, we have to observe the highest standards. We’re not just representing ourselves. We’re here on behalf of our people,” he said.
The Secret Service put the agents on administrative leave Saturday as a congressman briefed on the situation gave details of the presidential security group's night with "presumed prostitutes" ahead of Obama's trip to the Summit of the Americas.
"This really is the biggest scandal in the history of the Secret Service," Ron Kessler, author of "In the President's Secret Service," told NBC News.
Agency Assistant Director Paul Morrissey said the employees were both special agents and uniformed division officers. None were assigned to directly protect Obama and the incident happened before he arrived.

The agency did not disclose the nature of the allegations but others confirmed that the behavior in question involved prostitutes
Five military service members involved in the same incident were confined to quarters, officials said.
Morrissey said the Secret Service replaced the agents after allegations were made on Thursday, in line with the Secret Service's "zero tolerance" policy on personal misconduct.
"This is standard procedure and allows us the opportunity to conduct a full, thorough and fair investigation into the allegations," he said, adding: "These actions have had no impact on the Secret Service's ability to execute a comprehensive security plan for the president's visit to Cartagena."
But Kessler said the agency does have deep-rooted issues.
"There's a culture in the Secret Service that's fostered by the management of just nodding, winking, favoritism," he said. "What the agency needs is an outside director who can come in, clean house, change the standards."
Obama arrived in Cartagena for the conference on Friday and was scheduled to stay until Sunday.
Secret Service agents, military personnel accused of hiring prostitutes
U.S. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., who was briefed Saturday on the investigation, told NBC that the women who stayed overnight in Colombia with the 11 Secret Service personnel were "presumed to be prostitutes."
King said two of the Secret Service personnel were supervisors and the 11 involved comprised both agents and uniformed officers.
"Eleven Secret Service personnel, 11 of them brought women back with them to their hotel rooms on Wednesday evening into Thursday morning," King said.
"As the women came to the hotel they had put their IDs at the front desk and you have to be out of the room by 7 o'clock in the morning next day," King said briefers told him. "A guest of a guest has to leave the hotel by 7 o'clock; one of the women did not leave. Hotel management went up to the room and agents would not open the door so police came up."
King said the issue was money.
"It was resolved quickly, the woman said she wanted to get paid, the agent said he didn't have to pay her but he paid. There was no crime, no one was arrested."
Prostitution is legal in "tolerance zones'' in Colombia.
But the police, according to King, filed an incident report with the U.S. Embassy. When the Secret Service agents at the embassy saw the report they immediately started an investigation with the special agent in charge in the Miami field office.
King, who heads the House Homeland Security Committee said that "obviously conduct like this cannot be allowed. Iit compromised the agents themselves, it compromised America's national security and it can put the president at risk. So this was wrong from the beginning to end."

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Reports: Robin Gibb gravely ill in hospital

LONDON (AP) -- British media reports say former Bee Gee Robin Gibb is gravely ill with pneumonia in a London hospital.
The Sun newspaper reported Saturday that 62-year-old Gibb is in a coma, citing a family friend.
Gibb's publicist, Doug Wright, declined to comment, but Gibb's son has acknowledged that the 62-year-old musician is seriously ill.
Gibb was hospitalized last year for stomach and colon problems and had intestinal surgery last month.
He was forced to miss the London premiere of his classical "Titanic Requiem" this week because of illness. His son Robin-John Gibb said the family was "praying for him and hoping he has a speedy recovery."

Friday, April 13, 2012


Sanford Police Chief Steps Down Over Trayvon Martin Case
BLACK MEN WE GOT TO START REACHING OUT TO OUR BROTHAS WHO ARE OUT IN THE STREETS OR FIND THEMSELVES BEHIND BARS. I just read an article about a young 18 year old brotha who was shot and killed by another brotha in Gary, Indiana over his sneakers. As black men we have to teach our younger brothas that this "thuggin" mentality is not the way and it is destroying our communities. Not only black men, but the black community as a whole is lacking two major components, and they are a "love of self" and "a respect for our true culture and history". If black people were to adopt those two things we would see drastic changes overnight in black america.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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Image: (From left) Recent but undated photo of George Zimmerman & people walking in silent protest for Trayvon Martin on Monday in Los Angeles (© Orlando Sentinel/AP; David McNew/Getty Images)

George Zimmerman in custody, faces second-degree murder charge in Trayvon Martin case

George Zimmerman charged, is in custody

George Zimmerman, left, says he shot Trayvon Martin, right, in self-defense. George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who says he was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot an unarmed teenager in Sanford, Florida, has been charged with second-degree murder, a special prosecutor announced Wednesday.
Zimmerman was arrested on a warrant and was in the custody of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, his new attorney, Mark O'Mara, told CNN legal analyst Mark NeJame.
The charges were announced in Jacksonville by prosecutor Angela Corey, who has said her job was "to find out the full truth" about the February 26 incident in Sanford.
"We did not come to this decision lightly," she told reporters.
For weeks, Trayvon Martin's parents have demanded an arrest in their 17-year-old son's shooting death. His mother, Sybrina Fulton, said earlier Wednesday, "I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that justice will be served."

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Zimmerman's claim of self-defense failed to quell an uproar about the decision by Sanford police not to initially charge him and about Florida's "stand your ground" law, which allows the use of deadly force by anyone who feels a reasonable threat of death or serious injury.
Corey declined to disclose where Zimmerman was being held.
In Florida, a conviction for second-degree murder carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Lawyers for Zimmerman are entitled to request bond, Corey said. Once they do so, a bond hearing will be held.
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said Corey "threw the book" at Zimmerman.
The Rev. Al Sharpton appeared with Martin's parents after Corey's announcement.
"They charged him with a serious crime," Sharpton said of Zimmerman. "He deserves a fair trial. We don't want anybody high-fiving tonight. There's no victory here. There are no winners here. They've lost their son."
Although details of the evening shooting remain murky, what is known is that Martin, an African-American, ventured out from his father's fiancee's home in Sanford to get a snack at a nearby convenience store.
As he walked back with a bag of Skittles and an Arizona Iced Tea, he was shot and killed by Zimmerman, who is Hispanic. Zimmerman, 28, had called 911 to complain about a suspicious person in the neighborhood, according to authorities.
Authorities have said Zimmerman was not immediately charged because there were no grounds, at the outset, to disprove his account that he'd acted to protect himself. A police report indicated the volunteer was bleeding from the nose and the back of his head.
Florida Rep. Dennis Baxley, who sponsored the "stand your ground" law in 2005, said nothing in it allows people to "pursue and confront."
In a letter last month to the Orlando Sentinel, George Zimmerman's father wrote that his son has been unfairly portrayed as a racist.


Bernanke to Congress: We're Much Closer to Total Destruction Than You Think

Ben BernankeOfficial Congressional budget estimates understate the peril of rising debt, Fed chair Ben Bernanke told the Budget Committee on Capitol Hill today.
Warning that our nation's fiscal health has deteriorated appreciably since the onset of the financial crisis and the recession, Bernanke called upon lawmakers to confront the long term fiscal challenges sooner rather than later. If lawmakers don't confront them, they'll find themselves confronted by them.

By definition, the unsustainable trajectories of deficits and debt that the CBO outlines cannot actually happen, because creditors would never be willing to lend to a government with debt, relative to national income, that is rising without limit. One way or the other, fiscal adjustments sufficient to stabilize the federal budget must occur at some point. The question is whether these adjustments will take place through a careful and deliberative process that weighs priorities and gives people adequate time to adjust to changes in government programs or tax policies, or whether the needed fiscal adjustments will come as a rapid and painful response to a looming or actual fiscal crisis.

Bernanke explained that the Congressional Budget Office's calculations miss an important reality. As the government's debt and deficits rise, the economy will slow down—an effect not taken into account by the CBO. So, for instance, when the CBO says that federal spending for health-care programs will roughly double as a percentage of GDP in the next 25 years, it is probably being too optimistic. If debt keeps, rising, GDP will be much lower than the CBO estimates—which will mean that health care spending will be a much larger percentage of the overall economy.

Here's Bernanke on the effect of rising debt:

Sustained high rates of government borrowing would both drain funds away from private investment and increase our debt to foreigners, with adverse long-run effects on U.S. output, incomes, and standards of living. Moreover, diminishing investor confidence that deficits will be brought under control would ultimately lead to sharply rising interest rates on government debt and, potentially, to broader financial turmoil. In a vicious circle, high and rising interest rates would cause debt-service payments on the federal debt to grow even faster, resulting in further increases in the debt-to-GDP ratio and making fiscal adjustment all the more difficult.

In short, the official estimates members of Congress hear from their budget office are under-estimating our dire economic predicament. If fiscal policy is not brought under control, things will be much, much worse.

George Zimmerman Charged With Second Degree Murder (DETAILS)

Florida state prosecutor Angela Corey has charged George Zimmerman with second degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the Associated Press is reporting. He is already in custody.
STORY: George Zimmerman To Be Charged Today!
It has been over 40 days since Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon inside a Sanford, FL gated community.
Zimmerman has been missing since the night of the shooting and the case has subsequently become worldwide news, prompting activists, celebrities and even President Obama to speak out.
Yesterday Zimmerman’s lawyers withdrew from the case, citing their inability to contact Zimmerman.
Lawyers Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig expressed concern in a news conference about Zimmerman’s emotional and physical well being, claiming he has taken actions without consulting them.
On George's current whereabouts, a law enforcement official told the AP:
He's in custody in Florida but wouldn't say where. According to reports Zimmerman voluntarily surrendered himself to authorities, he has new council and he was out of the state of Fl.