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 >>
The headline of the 2014 midterm elections – and understandably so – was the dominating performance of the Republican Party in both federal and state races. As new officials prepare to take office, it is important that they not lose sight of an important lesson from Election Day: voters' desire for smart criminal justice reform and their fatigue with empty tough on crime rhetoric.
As a pastor who has worked in prison ministry, I have seen our criminal justice system up close and understand that it is dire need of reform. For decades, the prison population in the US has skyrocketed as policies have focused on incarcerating for longer periods of time more people, including nonviolent offenders. The majority of those affected by this troubled policy are people of color who have been incarcerated at an alarmingly high rate in relation to their percentage of the population.
It was evident on election night that there is now a real pushback against these policies. Most notably in California, Proposition 47 passed by a comfortable margin. This proposition will reclassify a number of nonviolent felonies to misdemeanors, reduce the prison population, and save California hundreds of millions of dollars. Across the country, voters sent a message that it was time to rein in the problem of over-criminalization. more >>
Now that President Barack Obama announced his intentions to violate the Constitution and grant amnesty to 5 million illegal aliens through executive amnesty, Congress is in a rush to respond. Obama's actions are a threat to the America's democracy, and it is up to the American people to demand enforcement of America's immigration laws.
After returning from recess on Monday, conservative Republicans in the U.S. House circulated draft legislation which would stop Obama's plan dead in it's tracks. The language, which was inserted into an upcoming spending bill, uses Congress' power of the purse and expressly prohibits the Department of Homeland Security from using any funds or fees may by "any agency to implement, administer, enforce or carry out any of the policy changes" announced by the Obama White House. The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) recently confirmed, in a letter to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) that Congress has the full authority block Obama's shameful amnesty actions.
And because of Tea Party efforts, conservative leaders in the House are planning more action immediately. Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, is crafting legislation to bolster law enforcement along America's porous border. And Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) is already scheduling hearings immediately to expose Obama's illegal overreach on deportation policy. more >>
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough expressed his anger at the media's portrayal of the situation in Ferguson, Missouri after the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18, during a segment on Monday's "Morning Joe" series.
One thing that particularly upset the host was the way that St. Louis Rams players expressed solidarity with Brown by entering the arena with their hands held in the "Hands Up! Don't Shoot!" signature on Sunday.
"I'm sorry, this Ram thing, this was the final straw for me," Scarborough said from behind his desk. "I have sat here quietly and listened to BS being spewed all over this network and all over other networks. I can't take it anymore." more >>
It turns out you can give thanks for a lot of different folks on the Disney Channel website – but you can't thank God.
I received a Facebook message on Sunday from Julie Anderson, of Angier, North Carolina; a town located about 30 miles from Raleigh. Julie was writing to tell me about her daughter, Lilly.
Lilly celebrated her 10th birthday on Sunday. After church and a delicious lunch at the Golden Corral, the Andersons headed home – and Lilly made a beeline for the computer. more >>
News recently emerged that Russia was banning key Islamic scriptures—including Sahih Bukhari—on the charge that they promote "exclusivity [supremacism] of one of the world's religions," namely Islam; or, in the words of a senior assistant to the prosecutor of Tatarstan Ruslan Galliev, "a militant Islam" which "arouses ethnic, religious enmity."
If Sahih Bukhari, a nine-volume hadith collection compiled in the 9th century and seen by Sunni Muslims as second in importance only to the Koran itself is being banned for inciting hostility, where does that leave the Koran?
After all, if Sahih Bukhari contains pro-terrorism statements attributed to the prophet of Islam and calls to kill Muslims who leave Islam, the Koran, Islam's number one holy book itself is full of intolerance and calls for violence against non-believers. A tiny sampling of proclamations from Allah follows: more >>