Avast! You just can’t be too safe these days, maties, which is why officials at a rural North Carolina school district locked down four public schools after somebody spotted an elementary school teacher dressed as a pirate.
Are you a woman? Are you between the ages of 18 and 24? Have you read the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy, that tour de smut — and sadism, and lots of bondage?
An Illinois police officer was fired this week after posting on Facebook about 18-year-old Michael Brown: “Innocent victim my ass. Did society a favor.”
The U.S. Justice Department asked the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department on Friday to order its officers not to wear bracelets in support of the white policeman who shot to death an unarmed black teenager last month, sparking protests.
The federal investigation of Zimmerman was opened two years ago by the department’s civil rights division, but officials said there is insufficient evidence to bring federal charges. The investigation technically remains open, but it is all but certain the department will close it…
In his opening statement on Wednesday, Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) said he is “mystified” that President Obama found time to negotiate with the Taliban for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked away from his unit in Afghanistan, but couldn’t find time to “call our ally, the Mexican president, to appeal to him on behalf of our Marine.”
Since Tahmooressi’s initial arrest, NBC has never covered the story and CBS has only mention his arrest once on July 10 when he made made his first court appearance in a Tijuana courtroom. ABC has only covered Tahmooressi’s story twice, on the May 28 and July 10 episodes of Good Morning America.
Today is Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi’s 186th day in a Mexican jail after being arrested for taking a wrong turn, which took him unknowingly into Mexico. That’s 186 days away from his family, away from everything he knows and loves, but most importantly, away from any form of treatment for his combat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
A couple who declined to allow a same-sex wedding ceremony on their family farm in upstate New York filed an appeal today that their attorney says will challenge “every facet” of a recent discrimination ruling against them.
The battle of Mogadishu was a watershed event for Washington. Despite overwhelming odds, TFR survived a harrowing mission. The Americans’ spirited defense and actions resulted in a tactical victory, with a large number of Somali casualties and the successful capture of 24 SNA personnel. Aideed and the SNA suffered tremendous punishment, and some TFR and UN officers believed that the SNA would have crumbled if the Americans had struck again.
But the popular view of Somalia as a catastrophe is mistaken. Errors were made and there were very real costs. But, overall, it was a heroic mission that saved thousands of lives. Skewed perceptions proved disastrous, searing humanitarian intervention with the mark of Cain, and sapping the will to fight genocide the following year in Rwanda.