In this case, the NAACP has no business sticking its nose into things. They don't care about the facts of the case. They have their minds made up, facts be damned. They want retribution. They have no interest in justice. If they did, they'd accept the decision that's been made at every step of this case - Not Guilty. They insisted on THREE autopsies, trying to get one they liked. But the facts remained facts, so now they're trying something else. They're grasping at straws, trying to find some sort of technicality they can get the case thrown out on. If they get a new grand jury and that new grand jury finds the same way the old one did, the NAACP will complain about THAT decision.
Meantime, how much money are we frittering away as these people hope to find an undotted i or an uncrossed t they can exploit?
January 7, 2015 at 11:17 a.m.
From the story: "“It doesn’t matter if you’re texting or talking, or you using hands free or hand-held, it’s all about what it does with your mind,”"
I've been saying this for years. It's not what your hands are doing - it's what your brain is doing. If you can't talk on the phone and follow a movie, you certainly can't talk on the phone and drive.
January 5, 2015 at 7:20 a.m.
Ideally, Congress would prioritize its spending, and stop spending when it runs out of money. However, I place that story in the same category of possibilities as the fat guy in the red suit coming down everyone's chimney.
January 1, 2015 at 8 a.m.
"whether they live in Mahoning County"??!! Why would someone who doesn't live in Mahoning County be on the board of a Mahoning County park?
December 28, 2014 at 12:45 p.m.
"Whether they live in Mahoning County"?!?! Why on earth would anyone who doesn't live in Mahoning County be on the board of a Mahoning County park?
December 28, 2014 at 12:41 p.m.
Gee, deSouza. You sound like you want to punish all the public employees, from the corrupt to the innocent. Why is that?
December 28, 2014 at 8:09 a.m.
Do the Kwanzaa principles include following the rules of society? Do they include doing what the cop tells you to do?
December 26, 2014 at 8:24 a.m.
Some similarities with other recent notable incidents, among them, an airsoft gun being mistaken as a real gun. No mention in this story if the orange tip that identifies it as not a real gun had been removed, as the Cleveland kid did. But even so, there's a notable difference: The cops said "put your hands up" and the guy did. Lo and behold, nobody was shot, nobody was killed.
Is there a lesson here?
December 25, 2014 at 7:11 a.m.
When I see an article touting how the unemployment levels have dropped to wondrous lows in this area, my first thought is that it's because people have simply given up. They don't qualify for unemployment, or have exhausted it. And they're either living on handouts, selling drugs, or otherwise existing "off the grid."
December 24, 2014 at 8:41 a.m.
Lip service. When charter schools have to meet or exceed the requirements of public schools, with no loopholes, I'll believe he's committed to better schools and better-educated students.
Now before the pro-charter, anti-public employee crowd starts, for every top notch charter school you can name, there are a handful of sub-standard ones that churn out undisciplined, uneducated kids with no hope of bettering themselves.
December 22, 2014 at 8:02 a.m.