5 of the Jena 6 Freed

The Jena 6

The Jena 6

It’s finally over for 5 of the 6 young men in Jena, La.

ENA, La. (AP) – The Jena Six case, which once prompted a massive civil rights demonstration and drew international attention, saw the final chapter played out quietly.

Five neatly dressed young men answered “Yes Sir,” on Friday as state District Judge Tom Yeager asked them if they accepted the terms of a deal that included pleading no contest to misdemeanor simple battery. Continue reading

King David and the Argentine Firecracker

Can the Mark Sanford “affair” get any crazier? I mean spouting Bible verses to justify making booty calls…
On two continents!
Sanford has said he would pay back an undisclosed amount for the nine-day trip to Brazil and Argentina for which taxpayers paid $12,000 last year. That includes $8,687 for Sanford’s plane ticket, and $453 in lodging. A spokeswoman for the Commerce Department said Friday that initially plans were made to only visit Brazil, but Sanford asked for extra meetings in Argentina.
Sanford said the trip was legitimate but he put the agency in an awkward spot “based on what I did in terms of eating dinner down there.”
Didn’t they just send Kwame Kilpatrick (and his Honey) ex-Mayor of Detroit to jail for the same thing? Why exactly is Sanford getting special consideration? Continue reading

Sanctifying Genocide

I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again – the “Pro-Life” movement is more accurately called the Pro-Genocide movement.

Why? Because their support of “life” is narrowly confined to abortion. The fact that 10,000 or more black babies die a year due to substandard prenatal healthcare, another 10,000 die in the first year – and another 50-80,000 black American die a year due to substandard health care – and when combined with the unnecessary deaths of Hispanic and other minorities results in a Rwanda sized genocide, right here in America every 4 years…

Isn’t something on the agenda.

Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT)

Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT)Save the Dogs FEMA! They obviously are more valuable than black and brown folks dying as the flood waters rose in Katrina

The christian right is perfectly happy to aid and abet in the murder of tens of thousand of black and brown babies a year through their support of right-wing racism in the form of conservative politics – as long as the mother doesn’t choose to abort the baby.

And as usual, whether with the”coonservative” talking heads and writers whose specialty and stock in trade is excoriating “black depravity” –  the Pro-Genocide right tries to put a black face in front to convince some weak minded black folks that genocide is good for them…

Father John Raphael

Father John Raphael

Black priest says pro-life, African-American communities must unite

An African-American priest who graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1989 told the National Right to Life convention June 19 that he was “heartbroken” when he learned that Notre Dame planned to honor U.S. President Barack Obama at its 2009 commencement. Continue reading

Jada Justice Found Dead

Baby Jada’s body was found by investigators -

Associated Press – June 26, 2009 5:14 PM ET

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) – Officials have identified a body found in northwest Indiana as that of a missing Portage toddler, and the child’s baby sitter and her boyfriend have been charged with her murder.

Two arrests made in Jada Justice case

Engelica Castillo and her boyfriend, Tim Tkachik were arrested Wed., June 25, 2009, in connection with the disappearance and murder of 2-year-old Jada Justice.

Eighteen-year-old Engelica Castillo and 24-year-old Tim Tkachik, both of Hobart, were being held without bond Friday in the Lake County Jail. They are charged with murder, neglect of a dependent, battery and false informing.

Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter said he is quite certain that the child’s body found Thursday afternoon is that of 2-year-old Jada Justice. But, he said a formal identification still needs to be done. An autopsy on the body is scheduled to be conducted on Friday. Continue reading

Orange Jumpsuit Award – Monica Conyers

Orange Jumpsuit Award

Orange Jumpsuit Award

There is an update to this post HERE

Monica Conyers

Monica Conyers

Monica Conyers guilty in Synagro bribery scandal

Detroit — Detroit City Council President Pro Tem Monica Conyers pleaded guilty to a felony today in connection with a city sludge hauling contract scandal. Detroit’s top federal prosecutor said no other City Council members would be charged in connection with the investigation. Continue reading

Speaking of Looney Tune (Ex) Congress People

Here is an interview of Cynthia McKinney, who is apparently on a boat near Cyprus trying to run the Israeli blockade of shipments to Gaza (I haven’t figured out yet how you get a boat to Gaza… but whatever…).

A Cynthia quote – Continue reading

Mad Michelle – Looney Tune Bachmann At It Again!

Mad Michelle, AKA Looney-Tune Bachmann -

The Congresswoman from Minnesota who single handedly has established that not only do you not need a college degree – mental illness is no impediment to serving in Congress – is at it again!

This time with a refusal to fill out the US Census…

Because the stormtroopers may come and haul her off to a concentration camp… A concentration camp for fruitcake conservatives.

Never mind that as a elected representative, you have certain responsibilities (Hello, Mark Sanford?), like… Continue reading

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