Friday, July 31, 2015

Officer Ray Tensing Charged With Murdering Samuel DuBose ~by Legal Pub

University of Cincinnati police officer, Ray Tensing, has been charged with the murder of Samuel DuBose which occurred during a traffic stop. Samuel DuBose was a 43 years old African-American man who was pulled over because his front license plate was missing. .
Reports from the video footage leave viewers wondering why a weapon was discharged. Tensing has plead not guilty to charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter.  Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell said that officers "have to be held accountable."   Mayor John Cranley said the way officials have handled the case could make Cincinnati a model for "the pursuit of justice."
Tensing may himself be a victim of inexperience.  The 25 year-old cop had only worked for the University of Cincinnati a little more than a year.  He had a UC degree in criminal justice and a little experience working for another department, hardly a seasoned veteran. Nevertheless, common sense dictates restraint when dealing with an unarmed man. Tensing's attorney, Stewart Mathews, said his client did not intend to kill DuBose and has plead not guilty.
As with any suspect, Tensing, is to be considered innocent unless otherwise proven in a court of law.


Monday, July 27, 2015

President Obama returns home, not to Chicago but to Kenya. Our President discussed corruption, gay rights and terrorism intermixed with fond memories of his family ties to the Kenya nation. "There are cousins and uncles and aunties that show up that you didn't know existed, but you're always happy to meet. There were lengthy explanations in some cases of the connections," described the President as he summarized his visit to the Eastern African nation. 

Before the speech, some Kenyan politicians warned the President that overtures on gay rights would not be welcome in Kenya where gay sex can lend you up to 14 years in jail.  (Where it is probably easier for a gay person to get a date, right?)  Nevertheless, our President lecture on gay rights and freedom despite a handful of protesters.

Monday, July 20, 2015

It's Back to School Time, Even in the Middle East ~by Legal Pub

As summer comes to a scorching end, our thoughts return to school days soon approaching. Teaching is a part of Middle Eastern agenda as well; however, the subjects differ. Reports out of Turkey show IS (Islamic State) trainers teaching children about beheadings.  After being shown videos, the school children get the opportunity to practice the technique by cutting the head off of dolls.  A 14 year old shared with the Associated Press, " they taught me how to hold the sword, and they told me how to hit. They told me it was the head of the infidels." 
In this photo released on Jan. 11, 2015, by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, an Islamic State militant, center, holds plastic bags full of stationery and other gifts as he distributes them to Iraqi young students, at a school classroom, in Mosul, northern Iraq. Across its territory, IS now runs the schools and some parents in IS-run areas take their children out of schools to avoid IS indoctrination.

Back to school for the extremists is an attempt to build a new generation of militants, according to the AP.  Gifts, threats and brainwashing seem to all be part of the curriculum.  Children can graduate to become kidnappers, killers and suicide bombers. An IS video demonstrated 25 children executing 25 captured Syrian soldiers.  By infusing children with extremist doctrine, IS is able to clone young minds into extreme fighters.  Using the caliphate, a historic form of Islamic rule that the vast majority of Muslims reject, IS is able to promote violence.  Calisthenics and jihad studies prepare the young children for "the coming days God Almighty can put them in the front lines to battle the infidels."   The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that there are at least 1,100 Syrian children who have joined IS this year. 52 were reportedly killed in fighting, including eight suicide bombers.   
What will European and Western Children learn this year?  While it may be anyone's guess, one sincerely doubts hatred and violence will be regular subjects.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Can Judge Throw Children in Juvenile Detention For Not Visiting Their Dad? ~by Legal Pub

Michigan can be a cold state.  Oakland County Judge Lisa Gorcyca apparently thinks that children ought to spend time with their fathers whether they like it or not.  Now a group of parents and some kids are criticizing the sentence the Michigan judge gave three children who refused to spend time with their dad.  The children, ages 14, 10 and 9, are in detention at Children's Village until they change their mind about visitation. 
Judge Lisa Gorcyca made it clear that she was not happy about the children disobeying her order allowing their father to be a part of their lives.  The judge told the 14 year-old, "You're supposed to have a high IQ, which I'm doubting right now because of the way you act. You're very defiant. You have no manners."
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