Sherry West, 41, of Brunswick, Georgia, was pushing her year old son Antonio in his stroller down the sidewalk. She was approached by two black teenagers,
, one of which was armed with a gun and demanded her money. West told the teens that she had no money, so the teen with the gun told her that if she didn’t hand over her money, he would shoot her baby in the head. She said she thought the gun was fake and again insisted she had no money, the teen turned, and shot Antonio in the head. In the ensuing melee, Sherry was shot once in the leg and another bullet grazed her ear.
A passerby called 9-1-1 as Sherry pulled her son out of the stroller and tried to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to save his young life, but her efforts were in vain. Police offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators. They received leads through various hotlines and phone calls. Following up on those leads, they arrested 17 year old Demarquis Elkins and an unnamed 14 year old. Elkins can be tried as an adult under Georgia law.
Sherry says the motive was robbery, yet many people have been asking why something like this could happen. What would cause teenagers to commit such a horrendous act of shooting a year old boy in the head? In all of the reports I’ve read, no one has been able to offer up any reason for the actions and that only shows just how far from God and the Bible our nation has strayed.
In Genesis 3, we read where Adam chose to disobey God, committing the first sin in history. That sin brought suffering, disease and death into the world (Rom. 8:22). Adams sin corrupted all of creation including his own offspring. In Genesis 4 we read where Adam and Eve’s first born son was jealous of his younger brother Abel and ended up killing him, the first murder. In Genesis 6:5, we read:
“The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”
Since we are all descendants of Adam and Eve, we all are born sinners with wicked hearts and thoughts. Our sinful nature and wicked hearts are what leads to us committing such violent and obscene acts like shooting an infant in the head or gunning down a classroom of kids. It’s what leads to stealing, lying, cheating, lusting, sexual perversion, homosexuality, pornography and war.
It’s not God’s fault, it’s man’s fault. We’re filthy sinners, blackened by the vileness of our thoughts and deeds. As such, our only guarantee in life is to spend eternity in Hell because of our sins. According to Scripture, just one sin in a lifetime is enough to separate us from God in this life and throughout eternity. No one is capable of living a perfect sinless life, meaning that every person in history is condemned to Hell.
Criminals break laws, evil kills. Criminals are evil. Whether you believe in a religion or not, everyone knows there is good and evil in the world. Those who choose to do good and those who choose to do evil. When you make choices that lead to evil such as these boys did, they are not only criminal but evil.
For this reason, you can't legislate morality and make more laws to stop crimes. People who are evil commit crimes and they will break laws.
Teachers Unions Panic as Scott Walker Moves to Expand School Vouchers http://t.co/Y8BE3XMf7O #chicago #illinois #wbbm #wttw #pbs #cbs
All states should do the same and follow his lead. More parents need school choice and vouchers, it's their tax money let them decide what schools work and which ones don't. Let the best schools thrive and help students succeed and learn rather than appease Unions.
The Court of Cassation is considering prosecutors' contentions that the 2011 acquittals of American Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend in the murder of British student Meredith Kercher should be thrown out and a new trial ordered.
Police in Georgia say an anonymous tip helped them make arrests in the shooting death of baby who was killed in a stroller.
Thank God someone knew who was responsible for this heinous crime and the mother's description of the suspects led to their arrest. Such a handsome little baby was taken too soon and for no sensible reason. Even if she would have had money on her I doubt it would have been more than a few bucks...even if she had a million dollars on her, nobody's life should be taken because of another's greed.
I heard the mother also lost an 18year old son a few years ago to a stabbing. Unfortunately he chose his destination by showing up with a knife, along with others, to gang up on someone they had lured to meet them and had planned to attack. During the fight her son was stabbed and died of his wounds.
But, to lose a second son and an innocent baby in such a horrific and violent crime has to be horrific. I can't imagine what the mother is going through. She has said she will likely never have kids again, especially after this incident. I don't blame her, with her experiences and the suffering she must be feeling this world is becoming too violent, too Godless to raise children. I only hope and pray we are able to keep our sons safe and from harm each day as we try to instill morals and values in them.
RIP Sweet Baby Antonio. You are whole again and will live forever with our Heavenly father.
Delays in federal permitting for oil and gas exploration on public land is likely reducing national energy production and depriving the federal government of revenue, according to a federal report released Friday.
As Daniel Halper at The Weekly Standard has reported, Barack Obama took part in a joint press conference with President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank this morning under a beaming banner of Yasser Arafat, also known as the “father of modern
terrorism”. The Standard piece quotes from an extensivetimeline of Arafat’s reign of terror, drawn up by the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, reminding its readers of Arafat’s grim track record:
Groups under Arafat's direct or indirect command – including Fatah, Black September, Tanzim and Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade – were responsible for hundreds of bombings, hijackings, assassinations and other attacks, including the 1972 murder of 11 of Israel's Olympic athletes in Munich, the 1973 murder of the American ambassador to Sudan, Cleo Noel, and the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruiseship (resulting in the murder of wheelchair-bound Leon Klinghoffer).
It is simply astonishing that the leader of the free world would agree to speak against a backdrop of a murderous terrorist with American and Israeli blood on his hands. What kind of message does this send to America’s enemies when the president of the United States gives a press conference standing in front of a banner celebrating one of the most brutal terrorists in history? It projects a clear signal that Washington is weak in the face of terrorism, and it is an insult to the memory of those who died at the hands of Arafat’s terror network.
While the Obama White House prides itself on having an extremely slick campaign operation, its ineptness and insensitivity in government, not least on the world stage, can be staggering. President Obama, for example, could not even pronounce the name of Burmese freedom fighter Aung San Suu Kyi on his recent visit to Rangoon, referring to her several times as Aung YAN Suu Kyi.
He's an embarassment for the US and world in many ways. And even worse he refused to speak at Georgetown University with a display of the crucifix behind him. He is a national disgrace and should be ashamed of himself.
Senate Republicans, wary of anything to do with the Affordable Care Act, couldn’t reach a consensus on the best way to form the exchange, which will allow Michigan residents to research and ultimately buy health insurance mandated under the ACA.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has been under fire in the press this week after she criticized President Barack Obama for taking advantage of the White House’s taxpayer funded dog walker.
I can't believe MSNBC still keeps him around as poorly rated as MSNBC is, but I guess they have to keep the few Obamabots that watch him entertained because anything above his level of intelligence would go over their heads.
Republican lawmaker was at home of former representative; local paper reports she died of gunshot wound to head
impson County Coroner Terry Tutor says state Rep. Jessica Upshaw has died.
Tutor said the Diamondhead Republican died Sunday.
Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain says the crime scene unit is at a home in Mendenhall, investigating her death.
Neither Strain nor Tutor would comment about the cause of death. Strain says it does not appear to be a natural death. The Clarion-Ledger reports the lawmaker died from a gunshot wound to the head, citing state Capitol sources.
Simpson County Sheriff Kenneth Lewis tells The Clarion-Ledger that she was found at the home of former Mississippi State Rep. Clint Rotenberry, who has not been arrested.
"We can't really call what happened yet. I don't know if it's a suicide or what," Lewis told the paper.
Hmmm...is something fishy going on here....I'm not familiar with her since she was a state representative, but hopefully foul play wasn't involved.
The Clarion Ledger:
Mississippi Bureau of Investigation officials are looking into the death of state Rep. Jessica Upshaw, who was found at a residence in Simpson County on Sunday.
The 53-year-old Republican lawmaker from Diamondhead in Hancock County died of a gunshot wound to the head, Simpson County Sheriff told WLBT-TV.
“It appeared to be self-inflicted,” he said.
Lewis told The Clarion-Ledger that Upshaw was found at the home of former state Rep. Clint Rotenberry in Mendenhall. Rotenberry was first elected to the House in 1992. He lost a Republican primary runoff to Andy Gipson in House District 77, covering parts of Rankin, Simpson and Smith counties, in 2007..
Simpson County Coroner Terry Tutor would not release any details on Upshaw’s death.
“She’s passed; that’s all I know at this point,” he said. “I’ve given it to MBI. They’re doing their investigation on it.”
MBI spokesman Warren Strain said Sunday afternoon the bureau was in the early stages of its investigation.
“The crime scene unit is processing the residence, and the investigators are conducting interviews and following leads. It would be premature to make any statement regarding the investigation at this point.”
Upshaw, who was single, had served in the Legislature, representing District 95, since 2004. She was chairwoman of the Conservation and Natural Resources Committee.
“Deborah and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Rep. Jessica Upshaw,” Gov. Phil Bryant said in a statement. “I have known Jessica for many years as an unselfish and dedicated public servant. This is a tragic loss for her family and all Mississippians, and our thoughts and prayers go out to her family during this difficult time.”
Republicans and Democrats alike were stunned by the loss, the fifth for the Legislature in a year.
“I am deeply saddened by the passing of my dear colleague Representative Jessica Upshaw,” said Rep. Bobby Moak, D-Bogue Chitto. “Jessica was a fixture in her seat on the back row of the chamber, where she passionately championed causes for her district and the state. This is an instance where replacement is not possible. Jessica will be sorely missed.”
President Barack Obama will wrap up a trip to the Middle East on Saturday, returning to the White House after a four-day voyage to Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan.
During his trip, Obama met with various Israeli and Palestinian leaders as part of the ongoing efforts between Israeli and Palestinian leaders to reach a peace agreement. The visit was Obama's first to Israel as President and first since he was a presidential candidate in 2008.
We've pulled some of the best photos from Obama's journey.
But not as productive as it could have been for Israel. It was more of a photo op for Obama as you can see from the pictures. And sadly Netanyahu conceded into apologizing to Turkey for defending their borders and plans to reimburse victims of the Flotilla incident as if it was Israel's fault terrorists were ignoring their maritime borders.
This apology shows appeasement by Netanyahu though he claims to have apologized to improve ties with Turkey in order to unite against Syria, as the war in Syria starts to trickle closer to the Israeli border.
Hopefully the US and Israel will be able to stay out of it, otherwise Russia, China and Iran could get involved and then WWIII is inevitable.
The picture of him under a banner with former Hamas terrorist leader Araffat is the most disgraceful because Obama refused to speak under the words Jesus and a crucifix when he spoke at Georgetown University after he became President in 2009.
The rest are obviously photo ops and poses, nothing sincere looking about him and in some he looks rather evil as he often does in his pictures.
Writing for America’s Survival, Inc., media watchdog Cliff Kincaid exposes Fox News for sponsoring (funding) the homosexual propaganda lobby The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association.
What sounds shocking at first is easily verified by going to the NLGJA website where the “silver sponsors” arelisted, including “Fox News.”
Kincaid links to his letter to Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE. READ THE LETTER (PDF) HERE: HOW FOX NEWS FINANCES THE HOMOSEXUAL LOBBY. America’s Survival, Inc. President Cliff Kincaid Asks Fox News Boss Roger Ailes: “How is that funding consistent with any commonly accepted notion of journalism ethics?”
He writes, “Yes, Fox News is funding the homosexual rights movement. Read it and weep.”
The letter contains the following:
How much has Fox News donated to this group over the years? How much is a “silver” sponsorship?
Hmmm...I wonder how many gays and lesbians work at Fox News. While I believe in respecting others regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation/lifestyle. I do not condone the lifestyle of homosexuality and don't want my money going to causes or organizations that support the homosexual agenda, like pushing it in our schools and universities during events like the recent "Sex Week".
Unfortunately Fox is the only national news, and cable news outlet that is less biased towards the liberal agenda on most issues and Conservatives are left with little choice but to get most of their national and world news from them unless they go online, like I do and spend time seeking alternative news outlets like new media/social media, blogs and foreign media outlets. Often I find more truth in reporting in blogs and foreign media than I do in the national and local news outlets in the US.
Hopefully this issue will be exposed and Fox will reconsider supporting any homosexual agenda and leave social issues up to the voters and their viewers.
Click headline to read the letter from Kincaid to Fox News or click here:
What is Marriage?Co-author Ryan Anderson of Heritage ably defends marriage on this weekend CNN segment: (Video: What is Marriage Co-Author Anderson Defends Marriage on CNN http://t.co/UY1fvjtsXR ...
Marriage is defined as a lifelong commitment between a man and a woman, it always has been and always should be defined as such. It should not be left to a court to redefine what marriage is in order to accommodate 1% of the population. In addition if they redefine marriage what other common practices and traditions will they redefine next??? This is something the courts should not be deciding. The people have already voted on this matter in CA and most other states, they don't want same sex marriage and do not support redefining what marriage between a man and a woman is about. Children deserve the right to have a father and a mother. Those who want to live together in sin and with someone of the same sex should find their own definition for homosexual relationships....which is homosexual fornication. It's not about producing children and raising a family because two men and two women can't procreate, but must adopt or find a surrogate or use IVF. It's not a natural relationship and threatens the traditional family and home environment for children.
The President claims he supports marriage and wants to give children stable families, with two parents, but he doesn't understand nor care about the statistics on what a safe and stable environment for children is about. No family is perfect, but the natural family guarantees the most successful outcome for children and studies have proven this to be true. Sadly too many think allowing same sex couples to marry gives them equality, but equality is not about allowing people of the same sex to live the lifestyle of a heterosexual couple but recognizing that marriage is between a man and a woman and that everyone has an equal right to marry a man and a woman of the opposite sex.
Perhaps the only way to stop the push for marriage by homosexuals is to reform the tax laws and instill a flat tax, that way everyone pays an equal share regardless of marital status. As for benefits,etc, living wills and powers of attorney should allow for transfer of ownership and medical decisions of same sex couples. If we allow courts to redefine marriage it will take the power away from private individuals and organizations to make religious decisions and will infringe on their religious liberty.
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Although Obama has hired more federal workers than any other administration in years...perhaps we don't need them and this will only show we don't need them, but to continue to send money to foreign countries that hate us while Americans are suffering and our country is in great debt, this is outrageous!
Just because things can be put on the same list doesn’t mean they are necessarily similar.
The government has an obligation to protect the life and liberty of the subset of human beings we call “Americans.”
Well, I consider a fetus a human being. And I don’t like it when governments start getting clever about who counts as full human beings and who doesn’t (See: slavery, U.S.; or Holocaust, Nazi). There are few areas where a bright line is more vital or necessary.
But once you’re born, and — hopefully — properly raised, the government’s chief obligation is to stay out of your way — whether you’re straight or gay — so you can pursue happiness as you define it — not how, say, Michael Bloomberg or Pat Robertson define it.
Which brings me back to gay marriage. Opponents of same-sex marriage insist gays have the same right to marry a person of the opposite sex as anyone else. It’s a clever line, but it overlooks the fact that romantic love has been the paramount reason for marriage for quite some time. Telling people they’re free to be unhappy isn’t all that persuasive.
Stand for traditional values or stand for nothing...secularism, moral relativism stand for anything...
If we fall into the liberal/RINO trap on immigration, same sex marriage or abortion we stand for nothing. We must stand strong for traditional values or they will cease to exist, despite what the media and liberal polls would have you believe.
The GOP would delegitmize conservatives if they "evolve'' on same sex marraige or abortion. It would be like the Catholic church giving into abortion or gay marriage. Rove needs to retire he's an old white RINO that should retire
Kaiser Permanente's Sad Mental Health Care in California PsychCentral.com (blog) Kaiser Permanente's Sad Mental Health Care in California California has some patient-friendly regulations on its books, meant to help patients get the care they need...
Don't expect Obamacare to improve this...it doesn't include coverage for mental health, eye care nor dental care.
Report on the number of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) Veterans who used medical care at various VA facilities.
I wonder what the backlog on reimbursements for vets are?? Can you imagine Obamacare trying to keep doctors paid when millions of Americans get on it, especially considering most doctors won't even take Medicare anymore because of payment delays and paperwork.
President Obama on Thursday met Israel's reigning beauty queen, who later called him 'a world-class hunk, charming and an extraordinary gentleman.' (لا تفوتكم خقت ارباما على ملكة جمال اسرائيل السمرا http://t.co/mxvqxI6TzH)...
Sad, she lost her mind....like other Obamabots. And there she was suppose to ask him to free Johnathan Pollard. She's all about herself and brainwashed by Obama kool-aid. He's not close to being a hunk...she even towers him.
Gravity doesn’t exist. Bayshore Road is the gateway to hell.
They’re just two of a tangle of statements made Saturday by a man claiming to be Dwight Eisenhower’s illegitimate son and Peter Pan at Avery’s Cafe.
And that was before he allegedly threatened to “kill Obama,” according to witnesses.
Soon after, Marblehead police arrested the man, Robert Dale Pierce, and his wife, Catherine Marie Pierce, then turned them over to Border Patrol agents.
Agents, in turn, held the Pierces at the U.S. Border Patrol’s Sandusky Bay station just outside Port Clinton for questioning by U.S. Secret Service agents, according to a Marblehead police report.
It all started at about 12:30 p.m. when police got a call from a frightened cafe employee.
“I received a call from (a cafe employee) who stated that he had a male and a female in Avery’s Cafe and they were making threats towards the President of the United States,” a report said. “He also advised that they were heading to Washington, D.C., to make some things straight. (The employee) also stated that the couple seemed very unstable and his staff feared that this couple may follow through with the threats.”
Police dropped the phone and raced to the 300 block of Main Street.
After talking with cafe staff, officers tracked down the couple’s Colorado-plated rental car in a nearby parking lot. As police ran the plates the Pierces walked up and asked if there was a problem.
Officers told told them about the allegations and asked for identification. At about that time a U.S. Border Patrol cruiser rolled by. Police flagged it down and brought agents up to speed.
Agents called the U.S. Secret Service, who said they were very interested in speaking with the Pierces.
Police handcuffed the couple then turned their attention to the rental car.
Inside the car police found a disassembled .22-caliber rifle with a shell in the chamber, a small black bag bulging with .22 and .38-caliber rounds and six bottles of oxycodone pills, according to a report.
In Robert’s pockets police found five cell phone batteries, four pocket knives and a container of suspected marijuana seeds.
Since the couple is being held in a Border Patrol compound information is scarce. It’s unknown what, if any, charges have been filed.
“We’re not able to give out any information about who we detain,” a Border Patrol supervisor said.
The agent also refused to identify himself although he did provide another number to call.
A Border Patrol public relations officer later clarified. He said Border Patrol was just holding the suspects for the U.S. Secret Service — any inquiries would have to be directed elsewhere.
Sounds like he lost his mind....he thinks he's related to Dwight D Eisenhower and that gravity doesn't exist. There is something wrong with him mentally. Otherwise, he's on drugs of some kind.
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