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Graphic Video of South African Man Dragged By Police Car.

28 Feb

JOHANNESBURG — They bound his hands to the rear of a van, and then sped off, dragging the slender taxi driver along the pavement as a crowd of onlookers shouted in dismay. The man was later found dead. A gut-wrenching video of the scene is all the more disturbing because the men who abused the Mozambican immigrant were uniformed South African police officers and the van was a marked police vehicle. The graphic scenes of the victim struggling for his life shocked a nation long accustomed to reports of police violence. “The visuals of the incident are horrific, disturbing and unacceptable. No human being should be treated in that manner,” said South African President Jacob Zuma. -The Huffington Post

Everyday I look at the news and see horrid violent acts against people in different parts of Africa, it’s way too much. I think too much focus being put on the Middle East. Innocent people are being turmoiled in places like Africa, but the media blankets the issue. I think our government should do more to help the people out there. Our government invested in frivolous things such as $200,000 on “a tattoo removal program” in Mission Hills, California. (endoftheamericandream.com) So I guess that’s more important than saving lives in other countries and preventing genocide.

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“I’m not satisfied with the sex, so, I’m telling the police you raped me”

4 Dec

Lynette Lee False Rape Claim

A Tennessee woman is accused of filing a false rape claim against her date because she did not enjoy sex with him.

According to the Huffington Post, Lynette Lee, 27, contacted Clarksville Police on Nov. 23, saying that she had been raped by a man she had met on dating site Meet Me, News Channel 5 reported.

Police brought in the suspect for questioning, who told them that he and Lee had met online, but that the two had engaged only in consensual sex and had made plans to continue seeing each other, according to a release from the Clarksville Police Department.

During a second interview with investigators a few days later, Lee initially repeated her accusations, police say, but then changed her story and admitted she had been lying.

She allegedly told a detective that she had lied about the encounter because she “did not enjoy it,” and it was “bad,” the release states.

Lee has been charged with filing a false report and is being held on $2,000 bond.

I can’t help but laugh. Smh. People are crazy. 

The Real Victim in Kansas City Football Player Murder-Suicide

4 Dec

In case you’ve been under a rock. The story goes, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, murdered Kasandra Perkins, his 22-year-old girlfriend and mother of their 3-month-old daughter, before taking his own life in front of his head coach, and linebackers coach at the Chiefs headquarters on Saturday.  According to yahoo news, the couple had argued over relationship and financial issues for months before the tragic events unfolded on Saturday. The couple argued early Saturday morning after Perkins attended a Trey Songz concert and had drinks with friends, while Belcher reportedly “partied” in Kansas City’s Power & Light District. Belcher was angry that Perkins had been out so late and ended up sleeping in his own car. Police woke Belcher up at 7 a.m. and considered him fit to drive himself home. Upon his arrival, Belcher and Perkins argued again, with Belcher’s mother hearing her son say something along the lines of “You can’t talk to me like that” before pulling the trigger.

 

From the Kansas City Star:

Seconds after fatally shooting his longtime girlfriend, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher leaned over her in their master bathroom, said he was sorry and kissed her on the forehead.

His mother, who heard gunfire as she stood in the kitchen, rushed to her son’s bedroom and watched his remorseful goodbye.

Belcher apologized to his mother, kissed his 3-month-old daughter and fled his rented home in the 5400 block of Crysler Avenue in his Bentley.

 

The report goes on to state that Belcher drove the five miles to the team’s headquarters, where he met Pioli in the parking lot. Belcher exited his vehicle with a gun pointed at his head and told Pioli that he had killed his girlfriend. Belcher, who signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Maine, thanked Pioli for all he had done for him and asked that he and owner Clark Hunt look after his daughter.

Pioli and Crennel attempted to dissuade Belcher from committing suicide, but as police closed in, Belcher reportedly said “I got to go…I can’t be here” before kneeling down behind a vehicle, making the sign of the cross and firing a single bullet into his head.

 

The real victim here is is Kasandra. A young woman, young mother, who died because of a senseless selfish act. The media seems to be more focused on Jovan because he was “famous” but he is also a murderer. He [Jovan] could have just sought help, or taken his own life, and not left his new born daughter, parent-less. I feel like his decision was very selfish. I am disgusted by certain blog sites whom are making him seem like a victim in the matter, when he committed a heinous crime. Which will affect a child, for the rest of her life. Knowing her daddy, killed her mom, leaving her alone.

How Obama’s Stance on Gay Marriage Will Affect Him.

15 May

Was being open about his support of gay marriage so close to election the smart thing for President Obama to do? Is being pinned by Time Magazine as “First Gay President election savvy?

President Barack Obama on Monday defended his view that gay couples should have the right to marry, saying that the country has never gone wrong when it “expanded rights and responsibilities to everybody.”

“That doesn’t weaken families. That strengthens families,” he told gay and lesbian supporters and others at a fundraiser. 

Democrats hope Obama’s politically risky embrace of gay marriage will re-energize supporters who had been frustrated by his previous assertions that his views on the hot-button social issue were “evolving.”

Women, young people and gay voters all made up crucial voting blocs for Obama in the 2008 election. With the president locked in a close race with Republican rival Mitt Romney, his campaign is focused on rallying support among those groups once again.

There are wide partisan and age differences in reactions to Obama’s expression of support for gay marriage, according to the latest weekly survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.

About half of Republicans (53%) say they feel less favorably toward Obama because of his support for gay marriage. By contrast, 60% of independents and 52% of Democrats say their view of Obama has not changed. Among independents, as many say they feel less favorably as more favorably toward Obama as a result of his gay marriage decision (19% each). Far more Democrats say they feel more favorably than less favorably toward Obama (32% vs. 13%).

The biggest voting population is older christian white people,  Obama may have flurried the feathers of some people with his open support and some might have jumped on his band wagon, we’ll see in November. 

A Better Understanding of Student Loan Debt And What it Means for Billions of Graduates

26 Apr

Americans now owe more on student loans than they owe on their credit cards.

Student debt vs. credit card and car loan debt

But it turns out that the rise in total student debt is not primarily the result of each student borrowing more money. It’s the result of more students going to college.

“The main force pushing up the total amount of outstanding student debt is growth in the number of people going to college,” said Sandy Baum, an analyst at the College Board.

The amount of student debt being taken on every year has been rising rapidly for years now.

Overall Federal and Non-Federal Loans

So in a nutshell, hold your breath.

George Zimmerman’s Attorneys Quit.. Claiming he “Disappeared”

11 Apr

George Zimmerman lawyers step aside

 The Trayvon Martin case took a bizarre turn Tuesday when George Zimmerman’s (Trayvon Martin’s killer) attorneys quit, complaining that they had lost all contact with him and that he called the prosecutor and talked to a TV host after they told him not to speak to anyone.”As of the last couple days he has not returned phone calls, text messages or emails,” Sonner said at a news conference outside Seminole County Courthouse in Sanford, Fla. “He’s gone on his own. I’m not sure what he’s doing or who he’s talking to. I cannot go forward speaking to the public about George Zimmerman and this case as representing him because I’ve lost contact with him.”

Uhrig added, “Whenever we call him, the call goes to voicemail.”

Recent picture of Zimmerman

It will be extremely hard for Zimmerman to get a jury on his side now, especially since he has done this disappearing act. The Martin case is a very controversial case. Bounties has been put on Zimmerman’s head calling for his death, his family has been threaten on a daily basis. 

“George Zimmerman in our opinion … is not doing well emotionally, probably suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome, we understand from others that he may have lost a lot of weight,” Uhrig said. “Our concern is that for him to do this … to handle it this way suggests that he may not be in complete control of what’s going on. We’re concerned for his emotional and physical safety.”  The attorneys said that Zimmerman repeatedly ignored their legal advice.

I do not doubt the man is in fear, but, what’s done is done, you must face the consequences for your actions. Especially, if the life of a 17 year old was stolen. 

More Spring Looks To Get Excited About!

29 Mar

I Love Clothes, Shoes, Frills, Sandals, Etc.. & Sooooo Elated That It’s Spring!!!

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