Thursday, July 28, 2016

Southern Man

They honored one the other night:

Boston woman leads police to murder suspect in Alabama


"A university in Tennessee is investigating after six rainbow-colored nooses were found Monday hanging from a tree on campus. University officials said campus police received several complaints at around 5 p.m. Monday about nooses near the Trahern fine arts building. Officers took the nooses down ‘‘out of concern of hate symbolism and its potential impact to the campus,’’ according to the university. Some on social media subsequently said the display was not meant to be malicious but instead was an art project intended to bring attention to the number of suicides within the LGBT community. A student who did not want to be named said the project was part of an introductory sculpture class and that the professor had approved it. Other universities have also seen incidents involving nooses in recent years."

I'm going to slip out of that without comment.


"The measure’s stated intention is to protect those who believe that marriage should be between one woman and one man, that sexual relations should only take place inside such marriages, and that female and male genders are unchangeable. ‘‘This bill merely reinforces the rights which currently exist to the exercise of religious freedom as stated in the First Amendment to the US Constitution,’’ the Republican governor wrote in a statement posted to his Twitter account."

Also see:

For Mississippi law, it’s conscience vs. nondiscrimination

Mississippi governor signs law allowing churchgoers to carry guns


"Missing Ga. kayaker was on run over child porn charges" Associated Press  April 20, 2016

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A missing kayaker who was the focus of a two-day air and sea search off the Georgia coast staged his disappearance to escape prosecution on charges that he sought sex with a child, authorities said Wednesday.

Cody Magee, 38, of Savannah was being held Wednesday in Oklahoma City on an arrest warrant issued roughly 1,000 miles away after he missed a Monday court hearing in Georgia, said Savannah-Chatham County police spokesman Sonny Cohrs. His wife filed a missing person report after he disappeared Sunday night, Cohrs said.

‘‘He was supposedly going kayaking and was supposed to be gone for an hour,’’ Cohrs said. ‘‘He never came back.’’

The Coast Guard launched a two-day search for Magee around Tybee Island, a beach community near Savannah. Crews covered 2,500 square miles before the search was called off Tuesday night.

A few hours before midnight Tuesday, a police officer in Oklahoma City pulled Magee over after a routine license plate check showed he had been reported missing.

Georgia authorities were working to extradite Magee, who faces charges of child pornography and attempted child molestation in Effingham County west of Savannah.

He was arrested last June after undercover investigators posing online as a young teenager lured him to a home."

Also see:

Georgia governor OKs state funds for anti-abortion centers

He kept it private ceremony and didn’t issue a public statement, and you can just cross state lines to get one.


"Authorities say a man has been charged in Louisiana with killing his father and stabbing his mother because they ordered fast food and didn’t get any for him."

Arkansas governor aims to set execution dates before January

What is he, on drugs?

Army Reserve officer threatens members of mosque

He left bacon at a mosque and made death threat.

German shepherd helps rescue children from burning home

He chewed off his paw to do it.

Anguish in wake of boy’s death at Boston beach
Boy’s mother says camp never said he was missing

You see? 

Black and White come together up here!

"A controversial proposal to transform a former Dudley farm into a Muslim cemetery is about to move from small committee hearings to a townwide vote. The cemetery plans by the Islamic Society of Greater Worcester have generated a firestorm."

Also seeIslamic group accuses Dudley of blocking Muslim cemetery

It is literally not worth it and why?!

Three injured in Mattapan shooting

Everett police officer cleared in fatal shooting

A brother of 48-year-old Mario Mejia-Martinez and an immigrant rights advocate expressed lingering disapproval of Pepicelli’s use of deadly force in the incident. “I don’t know how he continues to work after killing someone when it could’ve been avoided,” said Jose Joaquin Mejia-Martinez of Everett.

“This is not how you take care of your residents.” Jose Joaquin Mejia-Martinez said his brother worked at a recycling company in Somerville and would send money to his children and the children’s mother, who live in El Salvador.

Related: Clinton Approved Honduran Coup

Sure there isn't some guilt attached to immigration policy?

"Anthony Loto, 26, of East Bridgewater, was ordered held on $500,000 bail Tuesday following a dramatic chase that began when he allegedly stole a woman’s car from a Plymouth Stop & Shop and ended some 30 miles away as he lost control and crashed into a Taunton home, police said."

Wow, that's a whole Loto love.


Judge delays ruling in N.C. gender rights case

Roof’s Lawyers Argue Against Death Penalty

As do I in all cases. It's a blanket position, and I'm tired of beating a dead horse.

Obama breaks record for commuted prison sentences 

One was denied.

Ga. police sergeant fired for having Confederate flag in front of house

Is it just me, or is it the Globe prism that only gives me the impression and perpetuates the perception that the South is still stuck in the 1950s in this twisted kind of Yankee superiority complex?