The chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court recently stated that a city that allowed atheist and Wiccan invocations at their council meetings was "foolish" for doing so.
"We're having prayers [by] atheists? We're having Wiccans say prayers? How foolish can we be? … I'll say this in Huntsville because I think it needs to be said in Huntsville," said Roy Moore, known as the "Ten Commandments Judge" for once putting a large Decalogue monument in the rotunda of Alabama's highest court, earlier this month.
Speaking before the Madison County Republican Men's Club, Moore specifically denounced Huntsville City Council for their allowance of non-Christian prayers at their government meetings. more >>
The man behind the real-life story of "Mississippi Burning" has opened up for the first time since 2005 but refused to confess to the triple murder that sparked national outrage.
Edgar Ray Killen, 89, was found guilty of the 1964 murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, young men working for civil rights. In 2005, Killen was put on trial and found guilty, then sentenced to 60 years behind bars, which he has been serving in Mississippi. The three young men were working together for civil rights, investigating the latest burning of a black church just outside Philadelphia when they were stopped by police and accused of speeding.
The police took the three into the Neshoba County jail, and what took place next is something Killen refuses to admit to. Witnesses testified that Killen rounded up members of the Klan in order to intercept the young men after they left the jail. Their bodies were found 44 days later, buried in a dam made of red clay. more >>
It is Advent and it has been 136 days since unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot six times and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
In those first hours after Brown went down, blocks from the spot where he lay dead in the tightknit Canfield neighborhood of Ferguson, Mo., protestors filled West Florissant Avenue, where Brown had been only minutes before his death. They were met by the local police force decked out in camouflage and body armor, armed to the gills with military-grade weapons, and rolling around in armored cars. Many commented that the streets of Ferguson looked like Fallujah.
It was both shocking and clarifying at once. more >>
Bill Cosby could have a search warrant issued against him now that one of his accusers' allegations is not covered by the statute of limitations.
Cosby, the 77-year-old comedian who became popular in the 1980s and 1990s and starred on the family sitcom "The Cosby Show," has recently been the subject of media scrutiny due to the rising number of allegations brought against him. Over 20 women have come forth alleging that Cosby sexually assaulted and drugged them years ago.
While some of the allegations of assault date back to the 1970s, 24-year-old model Chloe Goins alleges that Cosby drugged and assaulted her in 2008. Spencer Kuvin is acting as Goins' attorney and spoke to The Daily Mail about a Los Angeles Police Department investigation being launched against Cosby that could result in a search warrant being issued. more >>
Pilar Sanders has been jailed and has been forbidden to see her three children until further notice after undergoing a bitter custody battle with ex-husband Deion Sanders.
Deion "Prime Time" Sanders, the 47-year-old NFL Hall-of-Famer, is continuing to go through a tough time with his ex-wife Pilar, who has taken to social media to allege that he abused their children. Deion decided to sue his ex-wife for defamation because of those claims and the pair were forced to appear in court because of their issues, which include visitation of their children.
District Judge Ray Wheless ruled that Pilar violated the visitation schedule set forth by her divorce decree after taking possession of her children when she should not have and failing to return them at the appointed time, according to The Dallas Morning News. An officer testified in court and said Pilar gave him a hard time after he visited her three times in order to get her children back for Deion's appointed time. more >>
George Stinney Jr. was only 14 when he was sentenced to death and executed for allegedly assaulting two white girls; on Wednesday, he was exonerated for the crime and his brothers and sisters relieved.
"They took my brother away and I never saw my mother laugh again," Amie Ruffner, Stinney's sister, previously said. "I would love his name to be cleared."
That wish was granted on Wednesday, after South Carolina Circuit Court Judge Carmen Mullins reviewed the case and decided to overturn the ruling due to the fact that Stinney was not adequately represented by his own attorney. Mullins also stated that the boy's confession was likely coerced by authorities and there were not enough witnesses or physical evidence to convict the 14-year-old. more >>