Have nothing to do with the [evil] things that people do, things that belong to the darkness. Instead, bring them out to the light... [For] when all things are brought out into the light, then their true nature is clearly revealed...

-Ephesians 5:11-13

Tag Archives: NAACP

Justice Department Closes File on Officers Charged in Freddie Gray Case

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, September 13, 2017:

In a press release issued late Tuesday the Justice Department announced its decision not to prosecute six officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray in 2015:

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NRA Mourns Death of Conservative Civil Rights Activist Roy Innis

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, January 16, 2017:

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Last week, The National Rifle Association (NRA) mourned the death of civil rights activist, NRA life member, and former NRA board member Roy Innis (shown), stating, “For the NRA, his departure was personal. Mr. Innis served on the NRA’s Board of Directors for nearly 25 years and was a friend to many within the organization. For the nation at large, he was a champion of freedom who exemplified the courage of a man who follows his own convictions.”

A fiery advocate of black nationalism during the 1960s, Innis changed his views after

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Charles Rangel, 23-term N.Y. Democrat, Finally Packs It In

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, December 30, 2016:  

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In one of his last interviews with reporters, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) said it was finally time, after 46 years, to leave Washington: “I did not ever think about leaving. I have mixed feelings. But the way the political races have turned out, I can’t wait to get out of here,” he declared.

Those tracking his dismal political performance over 23 terms in Washington, along with his breathtaking moral and ethical lapses and failures, no doubt feel the same way. A reporter with the Washington Times summed up his career nicely:

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IRS Loses in Tea Party Targeting Lawsuit

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, March 25, 2016:  

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The list of allegations against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is about to get longer. On Thursday a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals not only turned back an appeal from the IRS that providing a list of Tea Party groups it targeted would be “unduly burdensome,” it also denied a request that sanctions be applied to a lower court judge who ruled against them last year.

Wrote Judge Raymond Kethledge:

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Black Lives Matter, NAACP Exploit Minnesota Shooting

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This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, November 18, 2015: 

Within hours of the shooting of Jamar Clark by Minnesota police early Sunday morning, revolutionary groups NAACP and Black Lives Matter had rounded up an estimated 300 people and sufficiently aroused them to block the northbound lanes of Interstate 94, which runs through the city. The lanes were blocked from 6:45 p.m. until after 9 p.m. when most of them had left the scene, leaving a smaller group of protestors in place. Police tried to re-route the traffic, which was backed up for miles, down an embankment, but protestors pummeled the cars with bricks and, when an officer attempted to arrest one of those remaining, he was punched in the face.

Eventually more than 50 were arrested on misdemeanor charges and released when bail was met.

The incident involving Clark began following a physical altercation he had with his girlfriend in front of an apartment complex just after midnight on Sunday. She was beaten so badly that

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Another Trayvon Martin case in St. Louis?

This article first appeared at The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Wednesday, August 13, 2014:

 

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According to Michael Brown’s friend, Dorian Johnson, they were just walking down the street in Ferguson, Missouri – a small, mostly black community northeast of St. Louis – on Saturday morning when a police officer in his cruiser drove up and started hassling them. He demanded that they walk on the sidewalk instead of in the middle of the street. How rude! How inconsiderate! How impolite!

The “conversation” became heated, shots were fired, and Brown was dead. There were several eyewitnesses and some video of the incident, although the video has been commandeered for the investigation into what really happened. But the eyewitnesses were very sure of what they saw,

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St. Louis Shooting Sparks Riots, Accusations, Outside Intervention

This article was first published at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, August 12, 2014:

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Gateway Arch, St. Louis (MO) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Riots in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, began Sunday following a vigil for Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday afternoon. The riots continued on Monday.

Almost from the beginning, estimates of the number of people involved in the riots, the damage inflicted on businesses, and testimonies from eyewitnesses of the shooting varied greatly and conflicted with police reports. A minimum of 12 businesses were

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First Senate Rejection of an Obama Appointee

For the first time since Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid changed the rules – installing the “nuclear option” back in November so that Obama’s appointments would find even easier approval in the Democrat-controlled Senate – on Wednesday the Senate rejected one of his nominees. The vote was 47-52 with seven reluctant Democrat senators, some of whom are facing reelection challengers in November, voting against their party and their president. The nominee, Debo Adegbile, was just too radical for them and

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Black Man Shoots White Teenager – Where Was the Media?

This article first appeared at the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, August 2nd, 2013:

At about 3AM on April 4th, 2009, Roderick Scott was asleep when he heard strange noises coming from the street out in front of his house. Three people standing in his driveway crossed the street and begin to rifle through the contents of a neighbor’s truck. He told his girlfriend to call 911, retrieved his pistol for which he had a permit, and left the house to

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Attorney General Holder wants to “question” States’ Stand Your Ground Laws

When Attorney General told his audience at the NAACP’s annual convention on Tuesday that “it’s time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods,” he was either ignorant of, or didn’t want to consider,

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Conservative Black Preachers Oppose Obama

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Alveda King at the Restoring Honor Rally (Photo credit: Talk Radio News Service)

This is fairly amazing to me. 95 percent of blacks voted for Obama in the last election. If he loses any significant percentage of that vote, his doom is sealed:

Unhappy with President Barack  Obama‘s support of same-sex marriage, a group of African-American faith  leaders have announced a campaign aimed at stripping 25 percent of the black  vote that went to Obama  in 2008 (95 percent)…

These leaders – and they are leaders!– have committed to spend $1 million in several states opposing Obama’s reelection. They’re hoping there is enough “faith” and “gumption” left in their target market to turn voters away from Obama:

The black community is among the most religious in America and we are offended  that President Obama has announced his support of same-sex marriage, that the  NAACP has blindly supported the secular views of the Democratic Party, and that  their national platform plainly supports same-sex marriage,” said Apostle Claver  Kamau-Imani of RagingElephants.org, and a God Said founder, in a statement. “I am confident that this message will be well received and acted upon on Election Day.

Their intentions are honorable and their strategy appears to be

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Colorado Marijuana Law Likely to Pass

John Ransom – Mile High Idea: Smoke Dope, Build Schools

Their pitch says that by state regulation and control of dope deals, the consequent revenue collected can benefit K-12 education in the state, now under tight budget constraints.

Yeah, you heard that right: Make pot legal and build schools with the first $40 million in proceeds.

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marijuana joint (Photo credit: Torben Bjørn Hansen)

From a libertarian perspective marijuana use ought to be free of any government constraints. But Ransom decries such attempts to “decriminalize” its use as backward and destructive.

For proof he lists those who support the idea:

A score of Democrat parties, including the Colorado Democrat Party, county Democrats in Denver, Boulder, Pueblo, El Paso and Douglas counties- some of the largest populations in the state- have endorsed the measure. They are joined by their allies at the ACLU, ProgressNow, the NAACP and of course, my favorite: Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies.

Because these outfits usually call for more government, Ransom is automatically opposed to whatever they support. But interestingly, a poll shows that the measure, Amendment 64 – the “Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act” – looks it could pass this fall:

The poll, conducted by the Denver Post, found that 51 percent of likely voters surveyed support Amendment 64, while 40 percent oppose it.

The best Ransom can do is to criticize the idea that revenues extracted from users will be used to fund education:

More worrying is the long-term implications of trying recreational drug use to education funding. To say the least, this seems like a really bad idea.

Why? Because marijuana use has been linked to schizophrenia:

“Repeatedly, studies have found that people with schizophrenia are about twice as likely to smoke pot as those who are unaffected,” writes Time. “Conversely, data suggest that those who smoke cannabis are twice as likely to develop schizophrenia as nonsmokers. One widely publicized 2007 review of the research even concluded that trying marijuana just once was associated with a 40% increase in risk of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.”

Doesn’t this sound to you like social engineering? WE know that marijuana is harmful. Therefore WE must restrict its use! Isn’t that a totalitarian concept?

To give the guy credit, however, at the end of his diatribe, he writes:

Do we really want the government in the drug business? Isn’t this the same government that sued the tobacco companies?

The answer to that question, obviously, is no. Let people alone. They’re figure things out on their own.

Feisty, Brash Andrew Breitbart, Conservative Lightning Rod, Dead at 43

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Within minutes of posting his last tweet at 11:25 p.m. PST on Wednesday night, in which he apologized for calling one of his followers a “putz,” Andrew Breitbart was dead of an apparent heart attack at the age of 43. Most of Breitbart’s followers adored his energy, his brashness and his courage. Jonah Goldberg of National Review Online said “He was one of the most fearless people I ever knew.” Tucker Carlson of the Daily Caller agreed with Goldberg: Breitbart “was completely fearless…he thrived on the brawling.” Terry Moran of ABC News said “I’ll remember his enormous, brawling passion…” Rick Santorum added: “What a powerful force. What a huge loss.”

Ned Ryun, president of the American Majority and a personal friend of Breitbart, was thoughtful in his mourning:

The conservative movement has lost a powerful voice in the fight to protect our freedom. Andrew was a pioneer in using social media and digital technology to bring a courageous conservative message to America’s grassroots.

He did something many in the conservative movement are afraid to do — go right at the left and not back down. He served as an example to the rest of the conservative movement of how to fight for our values without apology or compromise.

In one brash moment Breitbart’s fearless and relentless personality was on display. Following his publishing of improper photos of former Congressman Anthony Weiner last May on his website, BigGovernment.com, Weiner was forced to appear at a press conference to confess. Breitbart was there and jumped in front of Weiner, grabbed the microphone and shouted:

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Governor LePage Takes a Page from Governor Christie’s Playbook

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Newly elected Governor of Maine Paul LePage appears to be a clone of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, adopting his blunt, in-your-face style of communication.

During his campaign for Governor, LePage was taking questions from some fishermen at a Republican gathering, and some of them complained that their businesses were suffering under excessive regulation by the federal government. As shown in a video of that meeting, LePage responded,

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Progressives Emerge Unscathed

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The hard-core Left represented by members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus in the House of Representatives will survive essentially undamaged in today’s mid-term elections.

Only one member of the CPC lost in the primary election, and only one other member is predicted to lose in today’s election, according to the Cook Political Report. Three other members of the caucus are in races too close to call. The other 77 members of the CPC will keep their seats.

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Loophole Backfires, Blows Up DISCLOSE Act

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In their attempt to mitigate negative election-year fallout from the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in favor of rights of free speech for everyone in Citizens United, Democrats Senator Charles Schumer (New York) and Representative Chris Van Hollen (Maryland) proposed legislation entitled “Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections,” or DISCLOSE.

Schumer was very clear that DISCLOSE was carefully crafted to “embarrass companies [inclined to get involved in the fall elections] out of exercising those rights,” according to Kim Strassel in the Wall Street Journal. “The bill will make companies ‘think twice’, [Schumer] rejoiced. ‘The deterrent effect should not be underestimated.’”

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