Football players not to be charged because of “air conditioning”…
“I want to emphasize once again that the main reason I’m doing this is that I refuse to ruin the lives of two young men who have spent their adolescence and their teenage years, working and sweating, while we were all home in the air conditioning,” Jones told KNOE.
What. The. Hell?
Robinson, Alabama’s star left tackle, and Jones, a reserve defensive back, were arrested on May 17 in Monroe, La. Robinson was initially charged with possession of a stolen gun and possession of marijuana. The gun, according to police, was stolen out of Baldwin County in April 2015.
You worried about gun control?
Go after people with stolen guns.
Defense attorney offer up an alternate theory..
Joe Guerriero, the defense attorney for the two players, told AL.comthere were actually four players in the car on the night of the arrest and that police had a weak case against his clients.
“There was no justifiable grounds for prosecution under any evidence rule that exists,” Guerriero said. “It’s basic 101 Law that there were no grounds for prosecution based on what happened.”
The DA should probably lead with that.
Gov. Robert Bentley on Monday doubled down on his statement from last week that Alabamians aren’t interested in the process looking into whether to impeach him.
Speaking after the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the I-22/I-65 interchange, Bentley said he knows more about how Alabamians feel “than anybody does,” as he attempted to put the focus back on how the corridor would be a conduit for economic development.
“We have a beautiful highway right here today, and this is what we’re talking about and we’re going to talk about improving the lives of the people of this state,” the governor said. “And as I cross the state of Alabama, I know more about how people feel about this state than anybody does, because I have talked to more people in this state, and what they’re interested in is making their lives better, educating their children, creating jobs and opening up new highways just like this.”
The media is shocked the media is siding with loser Democrats…
You’d think that if there was one step both parties in Washington could support in the wake of the nation’s worst mass shooting, it would be to close a yawning gap in federal gun background checks — a strategy supported by nearly 90% of Americans.
Yet in an extraordinary act of cowardice on Monday evening, 56 senators — 53 Republicans joined by three Democrats — threw away yet another opportunity to keep guns out of the hands of more felons, fugitives, the mentally ill or people prone to domestic violence.
These spineless lawmakers voted against advancing a commonsense measure to expand background checks to virtually all sales of guns, not just those sold by federally licensed dealers. The existing gap allows buyers who purchase from private sellers at gun shows, online or from newspaper ads to simply avoid the federal background check system.
Let’s be clear, the media has a disaster to use and every media outlet in the country to push multiple false narratives AND they still can’t get it done.
Police said Michael Sandford, a Briton, struck up a conversation with a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer under the pretense that he was seeking to get an autograph. During the conversation, police said Sandford tried to pull the officer’s service weapon from its holster.
Other officers also assigned to provide security at the event were quickly able to detain Sandford and authorities said there was no further disruption to the event.
Sandford told police that he drove to Las Vegas from California “to kill Trump,” according to the complaint, after hearing a few days earlier in the news that he was expected there.
He was in the country illegally, his visa having expired. He had been living out of his car in California for a month, according to CNN affiliate KSNV.
That is ridiculous. Why isn’t that focused on by TRUMP or anyone, ohhhh… here is why…
Then there is this garbage…
A new poll released on Monday illustrates a major hurdle facing Donald Trump‘s electoral prospects.
The University poll found presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton up seven points over Trump in a head-to-head general-election matchup. No third-party candidate received more than 10 percent support.
But even more alarming for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, 49 percent of registered voters said that it is “very important” to make sure Trump is not elected president. The poll found that 41 percent said that it is “very important” to keep Clinton out of the White House.
Just 31 percent of respondents said that it was “not at all” important to stop Trump from becoming president, while 35 percent said the same about Clinton.
The gulf was even wider among self-described independent and undecided voters.
Among that group, 48 percent of respondents said that it is very important to prevent Trump from occupying the White House, compared to 32 percent who felt similarly about Clinton.
Idiotic: That’s the only word for the Obama administration’s move to scrub references to Islam or ISIS from the transcripts of Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen’s calls.
Under an avalanche of ridicule, the Justice Department on Monday relented and released the full transcripts. But what was the point? Everyone already knew that he’d pledged allegiance to ISIS and its “caliph.”
Fine: President Obama wants to make this about gun control, not terrorism — but ham-handed editing only calls attention to what you’re deleting, and to Obama’s peevish rules against uttering terms like “radical Islam..
Just look at the redactions:
Mateen: “I pledge of allegiance to [omitted]. “I pledge allegiance to [omitted] may God protect him [in Arabic], on behalf of [omitted].”
All the omissions did was make Team Obama look determined to keep its head in the sand about the nature of the enemy.
Even the “explanations” sounded dumb. Here’s Attorney General Loretta Lynch on ABC’s “This Week”: “What we’re not going to do is further proclaim this man’s pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups, and further his propaganda.”
Further his propaganda? Seriously? The answer to Islamist jihad is to black out the words?
Lynch never did anything this absurd in all her years as US Attorney here in New York, so you know the order came down from above.
Some other thoughts…
An advocacy group for Muslims in Alabama is seeking an apology from Rep. Mo Brooks.
The Alabama Chapter of Council on American-Islamic Relations said Brooks’ comments about Muslims wanting to “kill every gay person in America” promote Islamaphobia.
“Congressman Brooks’ would seek to create division between the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual) and Muslim community standing shoulder-to-shoulder as we confront together hate crimes, bigotry, marginalization and discrimination” said CAIR-Alabama Executive Director Khaula Hadeed.
“American Muslims are committed to upholding equal rights and protections for all as the law of the land as enshrined in the U.S. Constitution” Hadeed added.
“There are provisions in the Koran…that if you follow them it instructs Muslims to kill certain types of people and homosexuals are right up there at the top. It’s pretty clear that Islamic doctrine says you are to kill homosexuals where you find them,” Brooks said.
The state’s incarceration rate even far exceeds that of the world’s most-incarcerated nation, the U.S., which has 693 people behind bars for every 100,000 people, according to the study.
Alabama is far from the only jail-happy state in the South, though. Washington, D.C. imprisons a higher proportion of its population than any other state, country or territory at a whopping 1,196 people per 100,000. But Louisiana and Georgia aren’t far behind, with 1,143 incarcerated people per 100,000 and 1,004 incarcerated people per 100,000, respectively.
“Louisiana has been called ‘the world’s prison capital. The state imprisons more of its people, per head, than any of its U.S. counterparts. First among Americans means first in the world,'” the study states. “But in the global context, how far behind are the other 49 states, really? This report finds that the disturbing answer is “‘Not very far.'”
Sodomy charges dropped against Birmingham man in UAB parking deck robbery
Under the plea deal, Roderick Gaston, 29, pleaded guilty to four counts of third-degree robbery. Four counts of first-degree kidnapping and four counts of first-degree sodomy were dismissed.
Jefferson County Circuit Judge Bill Cole imposed a 20-year sentence for each of the robbery convictions, but Gaston will serve them concurrently, along with the remaining 16 years he has to serve on a robbery sentence from 2009. Gaston had been released on parole in June 2014 but his parole was revoked after his arrest four months later on the UAB sexual assault case.
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