An Asian American couple held in a Qatar jail for nearly a year after the death of one of their adopted children will return to their home in the United States today after being acquitted of murder charges.
Grace and Matt Huang, previously detained, tried and convicted for allegedly starving their adopted daughter Gloria, were cleared of those charges over the weekend. However, Qatar officials had continued to bar the Huangs from returning to the states as late as Monday. Officials lifted the travel ban this week after U.S. Ambassador to Qatar Dana Smith filed a motion on the couple's behalf.
The Los Angeles couple moved to the Arabic nation in 2012 so that Matthew Huang could work with an international company constructing sites for the 2022 World Cup. Their lives were turned upside down when 8-year-old Gloria died in January 2013. more >>
Riots and protests have occurred throughout the nation in the wake of the Ferguson decision. The national news media has done all but call the protestors to arms.
Many of the people taking part in these "demonstrations" have been holding signs that read, "Black Lives Matter." I could not agree more.
Abortion giant Planned Parenthood even took a stance on this hot button topic, issuing a statement that said, "Black Lives Matter." What irony! Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood is known for her efforts to significantly reduce the black population. She saw abortion as a solution to black poverty and even spoke at a Ku Klux Klan rally and raved about its success. Where is the outrage over this blatant discrimination and hate? more >>
A 22-year-old Maine man who hoped to get community service after he suffocated, burned, then dumped the body of his 14-year-old Christian girlfriend at a Brooklyn beach last year because she refused to get an abortion, received a 25 years to life prison sentence in New York City on Monday.
Court papers cited by the New York Post said the man, Christian Ferdinand, confessed in January 2013 to the gruesome killing of his underage girlfriend, Shaniesha Forbes, and had hoped to get sentenced to community service for it.
"Do you think I can get some kind of community service?" Ferdinand reportedly asked officers shortly after he confessed, according to court files. After deliberating the evidence against him on Monday, however, a Brooklyn jury took just an hour to pronounce Ferdinand guilty and that he should spend the rest of his life in prison. more >>
Lots of people are apparently seeking their 15 minutes of fame by destroying the property and life's work of people unfortunate enough to live in Ferguson, Missouri. They don't seem to be worried that their face on ever-present network news will be used as evidence to convict them of looting, arson, vandalism, or other crimes. And is anybody concerned about prison time for incitement to riot? Inflaming passions, stirring up grievances, and providing excuses about "seeking justice" might all get cloaked in the First Amendment with the help of clever lawyers and controlled media.
But what is really going on? Does anybody believe that indicting a cop who was acting in self-defense, according to a grand jury, could be just? Or helpful? So why would anyone who suggests such an absurd idea get one minute of airtime?
People engaged in mob violence are not thinking logically. It's a form of insanity. But assignment editors, commentators, and editorial boards have no excuse. They sit protected in climate-controlled offices, and have access to the big picture. Riots, protests, and "die-ins" nationwide are not spontaneous events. They are carefully planned, orchestrated, and scripted. more >>
The grand jury decision in the Ferguson, Missouri police shooting case of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson was not even close. Twelve people, black and white, came to the right conclusion.
When all the facts came out, race industry hustlers could hardly argue that the decision was unjust. Even Jesse Jackson, who took very little time away from Thanksgiving with his families, couldn't quibble.
Trying to incite further violence, Al Sharpton still preached, "don't take your gloves off" afterward. He should leave Ferguson, avoid the spotlight, and go where no one will see him: back to MSNBC. Sharpton demands accountability in others, often visits Obama in the White House, and owes $4.5 million in taxes. more >>
Bill Cosby has decided to resign from the Board of Trustees at Temple University to avoid being a distraction for the establishment amid growing allegations of sexual assault.
"I have always been proud of my association with Temple University. I have always wanted to do what would be in the best interests of the university and its students," Cosby said in a statement, according to the Associated Press. "As a result, I have tendered my resignation from the Temple University Board of Trustees."
Cosby, the 77-year-old comedian, seemed to be the object of the world's affection as the television father known as Cliff Huxtable on "The Cosby Show" that aired in the 1980s and 1990s. While the show has managed to stay in syndication long after it stopped producing episodes, seemingly long-forgotten rape allegations have made their way back into mainstream media. more >>