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Teen gets 27 years in Mississippi killing

Teen gets 27 years in Mississippi killing | Cody Baumbach's Gov & Law | Scoop.it
A Mississippi teenager faces 27 years in prison after running over and killing a man walking along a rural highway in a case the victim's family called a hate crime.
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After reading this I do not think that this is a hate crime.  I think it was clearly kids being stupid and making terrible decisions.  I do think he deserves the time for manslaughter but it wouldn't of matter if the man he hit was white or black, he made terrible decisions that lead to a terrible accident.

 

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Thor Knutson's comment, May 11, 2013 8:23 PM
Either way, these kids are very stupid for even deciding to get behind the wheel after drinking AND smoking. Those two combinations add up to disaster, regardless of race.
MsHaeussinger's comment, May 13, 2013 7:53 AM
Its hard for us to say what really happened here. Local culture in the south can still be very deeply entrenched in the ideas of racism.
Christian Kerr's comment, May 13, 2013 10:06 AM
This is such a terrible crime to hear of. The fact that this man was driving drunk and high, and then decides to kill someone. How dumb can you be? And where were the police? What's the point of law enforcement if they aren't catching these criminals ?
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2 cruise line passengers missing off coast of eastern Australia

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Authorities launched a search Thursday after two passengers went missing overnight off Australia's eastern coast.
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This is really weird because i always thought that cruise ships were always highly secured...

 

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Thor Knutson's comment, May 11, 2013 8:26 PM
Hopefully these two people can be found. But if they were either determined to get away or if the sea took them, it might be difficult to find them.
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CNN video on Facebook - CNN.com Video

CNN video on Facebook - CNN.com Video
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If this is the real video this is nuts.  I think that the plane explosion was due to the fact that the plane was carrying too much not from man made issues.

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MsHaeussinger's comment, May 5, 2013 6:05 PM
The video for this story didn't link properly
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Detained students enjoyed attention - CNN.com Video

CNN Assignment Editor Lawrence Crook talks about two of the students arrested in connection with the Boston bombings.
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I think that this is very interesting because this could help us find out more about why they did it.

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Boston bomb suspect: My brother was the mastermind

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The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings tells investigators that his older brother masterminded the deadly attack, a U.S. government source said.
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Cody Baumbach's comment, April 23, 2013 9:44 AM
INSIGHT: I think that this could be a cover-up. His brother is dead so it is his word versus nobody else's. He could make up any lead that he wanted and there would be nothing that we could do about it.
Christian Kerr's comment, April 25, 2013 9:51 AM
I agree with Cody, it it very easy to blame someone who is dead. Whether it was his brother's plan or not, he carried it out, and he should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
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FBI grills Saudi man in Boston bombings

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Police took a 20-year-old Saudi national into custody near the scene of yesterday’s horrific Boston Marathon bomb attack, law-enforcement sources told The Post.

The potential suspect was questioned by the FBI and local police yesterday at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he was under heavy guard while being treated for shrapnel injuries to his leg sustained in the blast.

 

In late afternoon, a large group of federal and state law enforcement agents raided an apartment in a building in the Saudi man’s hometown of Revere, Mass.

FBI agents could be seen through one window. It was not clear what, if anything, they found. But Revere fire officials said they were called out to support bomb-squad officers as part of an investigation of a “person of interest” in the marathon attack.

At the hospital, investigators seized the man’s clothes to examine whether they held any evidence that he was behind the attack. The law-enforcement sources also told The Post that the man was not free to leave the medical center.

He had suffered shrapnel wounds to the back of a leg but was not likely to die, a source said.

As of last night, investigators had not yet directly asked the man whether he had set off the bombs. But they had asked him general questions, such as what he was doing in the area.

The potential suspect told police he had dinner Sunday night near Boston’s Prudential Center, about half a mile from the blast site, the sources said.

He also said that he went to the Copley Square area yesterday to witness the finish of the race.

The sources said that, after the man was grabbed by police, he smelled of gunpowder and declared, “I thought there would be a second bomb.”

He also asked: “Did anyone die?”

Officials showed up at the Revere apartment at about 5:30 p.m. in unmarked vehicles, a resident of the building said. It’s on a street where the man had lived, law-enforcement sources told The Post.

About an hour later, more vehicles, carrying agents of the FBI, Homeland Security and ATF also descended on the site, along with firefighters and a bomb squad. They searched an apartment on the fifth floor.

By midnight, most of the authorities had left the complex, which sits on a piece of ocean-front property in the seaside city.

Investigators were looking for anything that might have been used set to off the devices, including a remote control.

According to a report by CBS News, the man was initially tackled by a bystander while running from the scene of the explosions.

The bystander told police he grabbed the Saudi because he thought he was acting suspiciously.

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Christian Kerr's comment, April 18, 2013 6:51 PM
I'm ashamed that the police had the audacity to do this. They apprehended a man based on his looks. Just because a man looks different from us does not mean that we should suspect them of anything. In the following months we will have tons of arrests like this I bet. We shouldn't base our beliefs off the looks of people, if you ask me, that is the opposite of what we should be doing..
Thor Knutson's comment, April 20, 2013 1:16 PM
I agree with you guys. Just because this man isn't 'American' does not mean he should be a suspect in the bombing. It is a wrongful accusation and the prejudice/stereotype that the USA displays is outrageous.
MsHaeussinger's comment, April 21, 2013 12:10 PM
Now that the bombers have been caught, I'm wondering what this man had to do with the investigation. It will be interesting if the FBI ever discusses this publicly again.
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Clear First Amendment Violation

I think this is really wrong...all the people did was dance at the Jefferson memorial and they are being arrested. This violates the first amendment.


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Beyonce and Jay-Z celebrate anniversary in Cuba - Celebrity Balla

Beyonce and Jay-Z celebrate anniversary in Cuba - Celebrity Balla | Cody Baumbach's Gov & Law | Scoop.it

Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary in Cuba. The couple - who have 15-month-old daughter Blue Ivy together - tied the knot in an intimate New York ceremony in 2008...
Read more at http://www.celebrityballa.com/2013/04/81375/beyonce-and-jay-z-celebrate-anniversary-cuba#zRS4TcpYTFXE2HDx.99


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Cody Baumbach's comment, April 8, 2013 12:16 PM
I think this relates to Gov & Law because normally US citizens aren't allowed to go to Cuba unless they have a reason from the government. I am curious to see if they get I. Trouble.
Cody Baumbach's comment, April 8, 2013 12:16 PM
In trouble*
Christian Kerr's comment, April 11, 2013 4:33 PM
It is ridiculous that we do not persecute those two idiots just because they are famous. They violated federal law and should be served. That is, unless they are able to prove that they had a reliable reason for going to Cuba, which still hasn't surfaced. It is like Obama won't do anything just because he is friends with Jay-Z. This creates a poorly viewed government, seeing as the President won't take action against someone who broke the law.
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If Clarence Thomas isn't 'elite,' who is?

If Clarence Thomas isn't 'elite,' who is? | Cody Baumbach's Gov & Law | Scoop.it
LZ Granderson says political figures like the Supreme Court justice take pains to deny the obvious: They are members of America's elite.
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I think that Thomas is way out of line here.  He is considered among the elite and he wants more and more attention

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CNN video on Facebook - CNN.com Video

CNN video on Facebook - CNN.com Video
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I think that this is interesting because it deals more with how long we can track a potential terrorist.  It says that we can only watch them for 1 year and now they had an alert that he left to go to Russia and no one informed the FBI that he did.  He might of been able to be stopped but that also would have been a stretch.

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5-year-old Kentucky boy fatally shoots 2-year-old sister

A Kentucky boy accidentally shot and killed his 2-year-old sister with the .22-caliber rifle he got for his birthday, state officials said.
Cody Baumbach's insight:

I think that is nuts to give a 5 year old a gun. Let alone a .22-caliber. He is not old or big enough to handle something like that.  It was an accident waiting to happen.

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Obama to host female senators at White House

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(CNN) - President Barack Obama will host female U.S. senators at the White House on Tuesday night as he continues his personal outreach to push his second-term legislative agenda.

According to one of those lawmakers, Democratic Sen.
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Cody Baumbach's comment, April 23, 2013 9:47 AM
INSIGHT: This is really interesting. He brought them all there to help support the gun law. He wants the law to pass and what better way to do that then take mothers and move them to pass it.
Jearith David Winslow's comment, April 23, 2013 10:16 AM
But it's funny how half of them voted against him. From my perspective, if you have half of the women senators voting against you, they're going to make the other half vote against you.
dakota dodds's comment, April 25, 2013 7:46 PM
His plans to change the world with the help of those women, did not work so hot. At least half of them voted no for the gun law. That is funny to hear when his plan gets shutdown.
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Spain arrests 2 men suspected of al Qaeda group links

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Spanish police arrested 2 suspected terrorists with apparent links to an al Qaeda-affiliated group Tuesday but said they had no indication of an imminent attack
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Cody Baumbach's comment, April 23, 2013 9:44 AM
INSIGHT: This is really weird how there are so many terrorist attacks going on right now. We had one, there was this one and there was one in Canada. It is good to see the world cracking down though.
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Strip Search of Middle School Student Illegal: Supremes

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This is really wrong first of all.  Also a school not go and search through someone's items without permission to do so.


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Peter Schiff explains how a US depression can cause a global 'death spiral'

I think that this is really interesting because the fiscal cliff just happened and that was suppose to help us out and now this is happening.


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Thor Knutson's comment, April 14, 2013 7:53 AM
This is an important topic for the U.S. right now. The economy recently crashed and it is vital that it doesn't crash again otherwise the results could be catastrophic.
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University of Colorado allows students to carry guns — RT

University of Colorado allows students to carry guns — RT | Cody Baumbach's Gov & Law | Scoop.it
The state Supreme Court in March ruled against a 1994 campus ban on firearms. Guns are still banned from sporting events and in dorm rooms on the Boulder campus, but students who insist on having a gun with them at all ...
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Max Zamzow's comment, March 2, 2013 9:44 AM
I'm not really on board with the whole gun carrying thing, for college anyway. These colleges are supposed to have their own security force to maximize the campus safety. I would rely on those guys instead of my students to keep my college safe.
Cody Baumbach's comment, April 8, 2013 12:09 PM
I think that having guns on campus is a bad thing. I don't think that students should be allowed to carry them with them. I think that only the security officers or the actual officers should be able to have them.
Thor Knutson's comment, April 14, 2013 7:55 AM
This should not be allowed at all on any college campus. college kids are known for doing stupid things in the first place, let alone with guns. All it takes is one drunk kid to accidentally fire his gun and make another national headline for school shootings.