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Do certain areas attract hate groups?

| April 22, 2014
Do certain areas attract hate groups?

We seen it in various areas, especially in some western areas during recent years—folks have developed enclaves of those who hate based on race. Some people even have gone as far to try to bring back charters requiring towns to be all white.  But, is it the fault of the people living there or is […]

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Mayor resigns after announcing views sympathetic with white supremacist friend

| April 22, 2014
Mayor resigns after announcing views sympathetic with white supremacist friend

No doubt, the U.S. still has a long way to go regarding race relations. Still, it is encouraging to note that a significant amount of people will stand up and protest what they consider to be racist sentiments from public officials and that their voices sometimes are heard loudly and cleary. Mo. mayor resigns after […]

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Blogger suggests Pistorius took ‘acting lessons’ to prepare for trial

| April 22, 2014
Blogger suggests Pistorius took ‘acting lessons’ to prepare for trial

The U.S. has had its share of “celebrity” trials that have caused a ripple effect on how justice is meted out as well as given the public the perception that the rich and famous are not subject to the laws as the rest of us.  We don’t think it’s much of a stretch to think […]

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Gangbanger dead after being shot trying to attack witness in Utah courtroom: authorities – NY Daily News

| April 21, 2014
Gangbanger dead after being shot trying to attack witness in Utah courtroom: authorities – NY Daily News

There will come a day, it seems, that witnesses no longer will be intimidated. Perhaps this was a prelude to more efforts to protect witnesses against organized criminals and domestic terrorists. Gangbanger dead after being shot trying to attack witness in Utah courtroom: authorities Siale Angilau — believed to be a member of the Tongan […]

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‘Wishing For a Family That I Don’t Have’

| April 21, 2014
‘Wishing For a Family That I Don’t Have’

By Cassandra Porter, JD Special to Frost Illustrated Knowing that thousands of children in Indiana will not be adopted this year breaks my heart. Each and every child deserves a secure and loving upbringing. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Children (specifically a large number of teens) all across America are waiting to be […]

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez gave voice to the soul of a people

| April 21, 2014
Gabriel Garcia Marquez gave voice to the soul of a people

As we have said, historians might catalogue the events of the physical world but it is the artist who chronicles the history of the soul of  people. Gabriel Garcia Marques was the epitome of the concept. Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Guide to surreal and real Latin America In the mid-1980s as a young undergraduate student of […]

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More than 230 children seized in Nigerian conflict

| April 21, 2014
More than 230 children seized in Nigerian conflict

As terrorism becomes more of a “tool” for advancing political agendas around the world, there appears to be more and more opportunities for humanity to express its more monstrous side. Perhaps we’re missing something, but it is beyond our comprehension that kidnapping children for any reason would curry sympathy for a cause. Child molesters and […]

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‘Hurricane’ Carter dies

| April 21, 2014
‘Hurricane’ Carter dies

Here is the case that has provided an early argument against the death penalty—because of the danger of wrongful convictions. Ironically, we have the technology to do a better job of processing evidence in capital crimes but politics, class and race often seem to prevent prosecutors from applying those methods to make sure they have […]

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‘Kill switch’ will come to U.S. phones in 2015 – CNN.com

| April 21, 2014
‘Kill switch’ will come to U.S. phones in 2015 – CNN.com

A number of us in the office wish this had been the norm several years back. This technology, installed in lots of other devices might go a long way toward curbing a lot of petty theft or other property crimes that might lead to violence.   ‘Kill switch’ may be standard on U.S. phones in […]

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11,000 Detroit rape kits left untested

| April 21, 2014
11,000 Detroit rape kits left untested

Perhaps it truly is the fault of lack of resources but given the nation’s and the world’s history with prosecuting rape—or rather, even blaming victims—some are going to wonder if rape cases just aren’t a priority in some police departments and prosecutors’ offices. Many might argue that this is not Iran where a rape victim […]

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