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White Man Charged in Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Killing of Black Father
Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose videotaped shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida’s “stand your ground” law. Just want to point out, look how this story has to point out the shooter is white and the victim was black. Two reasons for this, to cause a stir among the black community to say the Narrative of Racism is true. Secondly to taint the jury pool, now this will be in the back of the jurors mind, and they will lie their way onto the jury just to convict this man no matter what the evidence may say.
Michael Drejka, 47, has been charged with the July 19 death of Markeis McGlockton outside a Clearwater convenience store, Pinellas County State Attorney Bernie McCabe said. Drejka was being held at the county jail on $100,000 bail. It is unknown if he has an attorney. McGlockton’s girlfriend, Britany Jacobs, who was seated in the couple’s car with two of their children, ages 3 years and 4 months, said Drejka confronted her for being parked in a handicapped-accessible space. Her boyfriend, 28, had gone into the store with their 5-year-old son. She said Drejka was cursing at her. Video shows McGlockton exited the store and shoved Drejka to the ground. Seconds later, Drejka pulled a handgun and shot McGlockton as he backed away. McGlockton family attorney Benjamin Crump said in a statement Monday “it’s about time” Drejka was arrested. The family, civil rights groups and others had been holding protests demanding he be charged. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri originally declined to charge Drejka, saying one day after the shooting that the man was protected by Florida’s stand-your-ground law. The sheriff passed the case to prosecutors for a final decision. The law says people can use deadly force if they believe they are in imminent danger of death or great bodily harm and have no obligation to retreat. Under a change made by the Legislature last year, if a suspect raises a stand-your-ground defense, prosecutors must prove the law doesn’t apply. and thanks to the mainstream media, we will have more protests and riots because of their Narrative to push race, because you know Trump.
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Westminster terror attack: Driver arrested after car ploughs into Parliament barrier
A terror suspect arrested after a car crashed into a barrier at the Houses of Parliament at high speed is not believed to be known to the security services. At least three people were injured when the silver Ford Fiesta hit a group of cyclists and pedestrians waiting for traffic lights to change. Witnesses said the car mounted the pavement on the wrong side of the road at up to 50mph and travelled around 40 metres (130ft) before hitting a bollard (a funny English word for post). Westminster was in lockdown as armed police swarmed the scene on Tuesday morning. One witness said: “It looked intentional – the car drove at speed and towards the barriers.” Scotland Yard said a man in his late 20s was arrested after the incident at around 7.30am. The suspect was taken to a south London police station, where he remains on suspicion of terrorism offences. He is not co-operating with officers. No one else was in the vehicle and police said no weapons had been recovered from the scene.
Saudi Arabia calls Canada one of the world’s worst oppressors of women in bizarre crusade
Saudi Arabia and Canada’s diplomatic feud over human rights took a bizarre turn recently when the kingdom unleashed a smear campaign targeting Canada’s treatment of women. After the Canadian Foreign Ministry called for the immediate release of women’s-rights activists detained in Saudi Arabia, the kingdom unleashed an attack that cut nearly every dimension of bilateral ties between the two countries. Fahad Alshlimi, a Kuwaiti commentator, said on Saudi TV last week that Canada had one of the world’s worst records for its treatment of women, according to a translation from the National Post. Other commentators on Saudi media pointed to the disappearance of about 1,000 indigenous Canadian women over the past hundred or so years. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigned on investigating these disappearances, and he has since launched an investigation with $41 million budget to find answers. The Saudi media blitz also bashed other negative elements of Canada’s history, including its treatment of indigenous people, without mentioning steps taken in recent generations by Canada’s government to acknowledge and mitigate the problem.
Women in parts of Canada started to get voting rights about 100 years ago. Saudi Arabia held its first round of elections that allowed women to run as candidates and vote last year. Saudi Arabia, an absolute monarchy ruled by its interpretation of Islamic law, also considers all women to be under the guardianship of men. Women in the kingdom must get permission to marry, get an advanced education or a job, or to travel abroad. In Saudi courts, a woman’s testimony generally counts as half of a man’s, the US State Department wrote in its annual report on Saudi human rights. Women’s rights in Saudi Arabia have gradually improved over the past few years, but they remain a hot issue as the kingdom has detained many activists, often on the grounds of what it calls anti-government activity. Non-heterosexual Saudi women also face persecution, as the country has criminalized homosexuality and enforces a death penalty on it. Quick, send in the Feminists! See, they complain about how bad we are as a country, we are so horrible to women and the gender pay gap, etc. etc. They need to live out in the country where having sand in your crack is a way of life. Then if they survive after I say a year, bring them back and then let them try and bitch about our country.
Iran’s top leader says no war or talks with US
Iran’s supreme leader said Monday that his country will neither go to war nor enter into negotiations with the United States as the Trump administration restores sanctions lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. In remarks carried by state television, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said “along with sanctions, Americans have recently raised two more options, war and talks… War will not happen and we will not enter talks.” Last week the U.S. began restoring sanctions, exacerbating a financial crisis in Iran that has sent its currency tumbling. Trump has suggested he would be willing to hold talks with Iranian leaders, but that would be impossible without permission from Khamenei, who has the final say on all major policies. “Negotiations with the U.S. would definitely harm us and they are forbidden,” He said, adding that the Americans had proven they could not be trusted. “Negotiation with the bullying and very eager government of the U.S. means giving it an instrument through which it can add to its hostility,” Khamenei meanwhile blamed the monetary crisis on President Hassan Rouhani’s administration, saying it resulted from “management problems unrelated to the sanctions.” It almost sounds like they are the little kid on the playground who just got their lunch money taken away.
West Virginia lawmakers completed the extraordinary move of impeaching all four state Supreme Court justices Monday night for spending issues, including a suspended justice facing a 23-count federal indictment. The state House of Delegates voted to impeach Justice Allen Loughry on eight articles, setting the stage for a trial in the state Senate. Beth Walker became the final justice to be impeached when an article was approved stating all four justices abused their authority. It said they failed to control office expenses, including more than $1 million in renovations to their individual offices, and not maintaining policies over matters such as working lunches and the use of state vehicles and office computers at home. Walker had dodged impeachment earlier Monday night when lawmakers decided to overlook her $131,000 in spending on office renovations. A short time later, another article was withdrawn against Chief Justice Margaret Workman, who spent $111,000 in renovations. Justice Robin Davis was impeached for $500,000 in office renovations. And lawmakers approved articles against Loughry for spending $363,000 in renovations to his office; having a $42,000 antique desk and computers, all owned by the state, at his home; lying to the House Finance Committee about taking home the desk and a $32,000 suede leather couch; and for his personal use of state vehicles. Loughry, Workman and Davis also were impeached for their roles in allowing senior status judges to be paid higher than allowed wages. Lawmakers say the overpayments violated state law and stopped when they were challenged by the Internal Revenue Service. Republican Gov. Jim Justice will be allowed to appoint new justices to replace any who are impeached — with no requirement that they be from the same party as the incumbent.
Central Coast body modifier charged over death of woman with plastic snowflake implant
A man has been arrested over the death of a woman after he allegedly implanted a plastic snowflake under her skin at a New South Wales Central Coast tattoo shop. The body of the 30-year-old woman was discovered by her seven-year-old daughter in their Toowoon Bay home on April 12. The tattooist and body modifier was arrested at his Terrigal home on Monday. The woman allegedly underwent body modification surgery by the 37-year-old man three weeks prior to her death. An Autopsy revealed septicaemia from an infected right hand was the cause of her death. She allegedly complained about complications relating to the snowflake implant shortly after the procedure. The man has been taken to Gosford Police Station and he was charged with manslaughter.
In a separate incident, a complaint from a 38-year-old woman who underwent a stomach procedure at the tattoo shop in November 2016 resulted in the man being charged with grievous bodily harm. The man has been refused bail and is expected to face court on Tuesday.
Paris balks at ‘horrible’ eco-friendly public urinals
A boat cruise along the River Seine is one of most popular ways to see Paris, but angry locals are worried that a new installation may spoil the experience. Bright-red, fully exposed, urinals have been placed across the city to reduce peeing on the streets. But the eco-friendly devices, which are filled with straw and designed to be odourless, have left many unconvinced. Furious residents are calling for the urinals to be removed and are planning to submit a petition. One particular urinal, which has been placed near Notre Dame cathedral and overlooks passing tourist boats, has been singled out for criticism. Some argue that the “uritrottoir” – a combination of the French words for urinal and pavement – is discriminatory. “Uritrottoirs for men, great. But what about us women? Litter trays? Sexist ideas are not nice,” one Twitter user said [in French]. “They have been installed on a sexist proposition: men cannot control themselves and so all of society has to adapt,” feminist Gwendoline Coipeault retorted, “No one needs to urinate in the street.” Apparently so if the government had to put them out in the first place. A kitty litter tray for woman makes me giggle for some reason…
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