Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam sentenced to Death War Crimes
A Libyan court on Tuesday sentenced Muammar Gaddafi’s most prominent son, Saif al-Islam, and eight others to death for war crimes including killings of protesters during the 2011 revolution that ended his father’s rule.
The former Gaddafi regime officials sentenced to die by firing squad included former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi and ex-prime minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, Sadiq al-Sur, chief investigator at the Tripoli state prosecutor’s office, told a televised news conference in Tripoli.
Macy’s Stores Drop Donald Trump Over Racist Mexican Comments
On Wednesday morning, Macy’s announced it would cut ties with Donald Trump following remarks made about Mexicans in his presidential campaign announcement speech. Macy’s will begin to “phase-out” Trump’s collection of menswear immediately and will “discontinue [their] relationship with Mr. Trump” entirely. Macy’s has sold the collection since 2004.
“Macy’s is a company that stands for diversity and inclusion. We have no tolerance for discrimnation in any form…We are disappointed and distressed by recent remarks about immigrants from Mexico. We do not believe the disparaging characterizations portray an accurate picture of many Mexicans, Mexican Americans and Latinos who have made so many valuable contributions to the success of our nation,” Macy’s said in a statement.
Marissa Alexander convicted for firing ‘warning shot’ at husband, is FREED NOW
A Florida woman who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing what she defended was a single warning shot toward her abusive husband in 2010 has been freed as part of a plea deal.
Marissa Alexander, 34, was released Tuesday after striking a deal that capped her sentence to three years’ time already served for the shooting that she claimed was in self-defense.
While leaving a Jacksonville courthouse, the mother of three cried while thanking her supporters and sharing her plans to continue her education in pursuit of becoming a paralegal someday.
Supreme Court Rules No Reason for Police Warrant in Home Searches
Walter Fernandez flatly told Los Angeles police that they could not search his home without a warrant, saying, “You don’t have any right to come in here. I know my rights.”
But the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Fernandez’s right to keep police out ended when he left the premises — even though that was only because police had arrested him and taken him to the station.
Bishop TD Jakes’ ‘Careful Comments’ on State to State Marriage Equality is Questioned
Well, we watched the video we posted below and we have to agree with the Bishop. He says people probably won’t agree with him but we shouldn’t get so excited about this. Now, this doesn’t mean we agree but the world does exactly what we should expect: WHATEVER THEY WANT DESPITE WHAT CHRISTIANS FEEL! It’s the truth and what we as believers of Jesus Christ have to do is continue to witness, Pray and not allow the world’s views to manipulate and twist our views. When we heard the news, we were a bit shocked and don’t believe the ruling will stick but we know who we are and who Christ is. Period!!
Tennis Champion Serena Williams Refused to Play in South Carolina over Confederate Flag
Serena Williams of the United States walks out for her Ladies’s Singles first round match against Margarita Gasparyan of Russia during day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 29, 2015 in London, England
*After winning her first round match at Wimbledon on Monday, Serena Williams shared her feelings about the Charleston massacre, calling the June 17 shooting of nine black worshipers by an alleged white supremacist “unspeakably sad,” and recalling how she refused to play in South Carolina while the Confederate flag flew above the state legislature.
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Paid to Keep Sexual Affair Quiet
Indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was paying an individual from his past to conceal sexual misconduct, two federal law enforcement officials said Friday.
One of the officials, who would not speak publicly about the federal charges in Chicago, said “Individual A,” as the person is described in Thursday’s federal indictment, was male and that the alleged misconduct was unrelated to Hastert’s tenure in Congress.
The actions date to Hastert’s time as a Yorkville, Ill., high school wrestling coach and teacher, the official said.
Baltimore Attorneys for Cops Charged in Freddie Gray’s Death, Want Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby Dismissed
Attorneys for the Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray have filed a motion calling for the recusal or dismissal of State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s office from prosecuting the case against the six officers.
The lengthy motion cites a variety of concerns, including conflicts of interest and questions about the office’s independent investigation.
Gray was arrested April 12 for possessing an illegal knife and suffered a fatal spinal injury while being transported in a police van to a booking center.