Friday, May 31, 2013
In West Haven, Connecticut a woman has been charged with prostitution after calling police to complain about how she was being treated by a pimp.
Police say they did not find the pimp when they arrived at a Super 8 motel in West Haven on Sunday, but they did find 35-year-old Jennifer Lowery with a man they describe as a customer.
Police charged Lowery with prostitution and Richard Burford, 60, of New Haven with patronizing a prostitute.
Police say Lowery told them she thought it would take police longer to show up, so she decided to conduct some business while waiting.
The crazy thing about this next story is the fact that this girls parents had no idea that they were doing anything crazy.
A couple is facing charges after a 10-year-old girl rode in a dog cage in the back of a pickup truck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
“She wanted to be with her dog. She plays with him in here all the time. They were strapped in,” Abbey Carlson said,
Today, the two spoke about the incident claiming it was all a misunderstanding. The parents Carlson, 29, and stepfather, 30-year-old Thomas Fishinger, said their daughter likes to play in the cage with her dog. So, when the dog started to cry during the drive home they let her climb in.
“I didn’t think it was that big of a deal. We weren’t going fast. We weren’t,” Carlson said.
“It was back there because we knew that it was three of us, so we couldn’t put the dog inside the cab,” Fishinger said.
“I just didn’t think it would be an issue,” Carlson said.
State police were notified about the girl in the cage and told the Millvale Police to be on the lookout. They arrested the couple when they got to their Evergreen Road home.
Both are facing felony counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
“I put two ratchet straps like a seat belt. There were two ratchet straps holding the cage down,” Fishinger said.
Straps or no straps Carlson and Fishinger realize this was a big mistake.
“Oh, my God yes. I would never hurt my daughter.” Fishinger said. “She will never get in the back of a truck again.”
All I have to say is, WHY?!
This Monday, on Memorial Day, a Rhode Island man brought a pony into a liquor store and the pony pooped on the floor.
“The horse walks in and all of a sudden he starts doing his thing all over the floor. He seemed a little disengaged with what was going on around him, because he didn’t have a clue his horse even did that. I was very puzzled,” said the store’s owner Rick Lima.
Shock and surprise by workers and customers quickly turned into a minor dispute with the animal’s owner. Police arrived to the store a short time later and located the man outside.
The animal’s owner returned to the store to clean up the mess.
This guy must have already been drunk. Everybody knows that if you're going to bring a pony to the store, you should at least ride it!
Thursday, May 30, 2013
"I've got no shame in my game,"
The picture shows a very fit, bare-torso McCree snapping a cell-phone photo in what appears to be a bathroom mirror.
"Hot dog, yep that's me," McCree said when showed a printout of the photo.
The photo was reportedly discovered on the unnamed recipient's cell phone by her husband who found the judge's behavior "inappropriate."
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Then Lincoln was elected to the White House, and 11 Southern states seceded. Absent opposition from plantation owners, Congress passed the Homestead Act. Plantation owners opposed the Homestead Act for fear that newly freed slaves would lay claim to land that the perceived as rightfully theirs.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
The two Morehouse men are proud of their achievements and say that it has brought them closer together.
“We’re Morehouse brothers,” the two said proudly.
Dorian Senior is planning to go to law school to eventually become a judge. His son is planning to travel abroad with the Peace Corps.
This inspirational story speaks volumes in reference to the positive influence that a strong male figure can have in a young mans life. While this story is about a father and son, such efforts do not have to be dictated by genetics. Any man can be a role model or a father figure to a young man in need of guidance.
Contrary to the negative stereotypes there are strong African-American men out there who are willing to set an example for their sons, nephews, and young men in need. Men who do not fit the "rolling stone" archetype. Men who do what is right not for the glory or recognition. But because of a sense of responsibility to their children and their communities. The fact is, their a millions of Dorian senior's out there who are never mentioned, but strive each and every day to not only be the best man that they can be but the best example of a man that they can be.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
A surveillance camera onboard a bus in Philadelphia captured the moment that a deer crashed through the windshield before picking itself up and trying to leap back out again.
The bus was making its usual journey in the Johnstown area of Pennsylvania when the dramatic accident happened on Tuesday.
Transport authorities who released the footage say the shocked driver eventually opened the door and the apparently uninjured deer jumped out.
The bus was only carrying one passenger at the time and no injuries were reported.
All that I can say about this story is, WOW!
Jessie Washington was an African American farmhand from Waco, Texas. On May 15, 1916, after being convicted of the murder of a local woman, he was lynched by a White mob, in an incident known as the Waco Horror.
The mutilation and burning of 17-year-old Washington received perhaps the greatest notoriety of the 492 lynchings that occurred in Texas between 1882 and 1930.
Jesse was arrested on May 8, 1916, and charged with having bludgeoned to death Lucy Fryer (53), the wife of a white farmer in Robinson, Texas, a small community seven miles south of Waco. After confessing to both rape and murder, Washington was transferred to the Dallas County Jail by McLennan County sheriff Samuel S. Fleming.
Washington's trial began in Waco on May 15 in the Fifty-fourth District Court, with Judge Richard I. Munroe presiding over a full courtroom. After hearing the evidence, a jury of 12 white men deliberated for only four minutes before returning a guilty verdict and assessing the death penalty.
Before law enforcement officers could remove Jesse from the court, a group of white spectators surged forward and seized the convicted youth. They hurried him down the stairs at the rear of the courthouse, where a crowd of about 400 people waited in an alley. A chain was wrapped around Jesses'neck before he was dragged toward City Hall, where another group of vigilantes had gathered to build a bonfire.
(A postcard showing the burned body of Jesse Washington was printed. This image is from a postcard, which said on the back, "This is the barbecue we had last night. My picture is to the left with a cross over it. Your son, Joe.")Upon reaching the city hall grounds, the leaders of the mob threw Washington onto a pile of dry goods boxes under a tree and poured coal oil over his body. The chain around Washington's neck was thrown over the limb of a tree, and several men lowered his body onto the pile of combustibles and set him on fire.
An observer wrote.
"Washington was beaten with shovels and bricks. One man castrated him and and anothet cut his ears off. A tree supported the iron chain that lifted him above the fire. Wailing, the boy attempted to climb up the skillet hot chain. For this, the men cut off his fingers."
It has also been report that some of Washington's toes were cut off, and sold as souvenirs.
Two hours later, some men placed the burned corpse in a cloth bag and pulled the bundle behind an automobile to Robinson, where they hung the sack from a pole in front of a blacksmith's shop for public viewing. Later that afternoon, constable Les Stegall retrieved the remains and turned them over to a Waco undertaker for burial.
Though lynching violated Texas law, no members of the mob were prosecuted. However, the foreman of Washington's jury criticized local law officers for failing to prevent the lynching, and a special committee of Baylor University faculty passed resolutions denouncing mobs.
A. T. Smith, an African American journalist, editor of the Paul Quinn Weekly, was arrested and convicted of criminal libel after he printed allegations that Lucy Fryer's husband had committed the murder.
American has come a long way, and still has a long way to go. But it is definitely a blessing to be Black in 2013 instead on 1916. What we do with that blessing, and how we utilize the opportunities that are a benefit of being on the right side of history is up to us.