No Charges For New York Teen Who Took Out Mom’s Boyfriend With The Taxpayer Relief Shot…

Tephonte Smith

An order of protection is just a piece of paper.

Via Guns:

A Suffolk grand jury failed to indict a young man Monday for the shooting death of his mom’s boyfriend that occurred in their Amityville, New York, home last week.

Tephonte Smith, 18, was previously charged with second-degree murder, but the charges were dismissed and he was released following the grand jury’s decision.

Authorities say Smith’s mother, Stephanie Sims, 33, became involved in an altercation with Rashad Woolridge, 28, at her home around noon on Aug. 16. The couple’s relationship had turned violent in the past, and at the time of the shooting, Sims had an active order of protection against Woolridge. He was ordered not to make any contact with her, but ignored the legal paper, according to reports from local media.

The altercation between the two turned physical and that’s when Smith intervened, physically breaking up the fight. Woolridge then left and Smith went to his bedroom, which was in the basement of the house.

But less than 10 minutes later, Woolridge returned in a fury. He went to the back of the house, toward the basement and started yelling out for Smith. Sims testified that she heard Woolridge yell, “Where you at, Tephonte?” moments before she heard a single gunshot.

Sims said she then ran downstairs and found Woolridge lying face down on the basement floor.

When police arrived, they determined Woolridge was shot in the head with a 12-gauge shotgun, which was recovered at the scene. When officials turned Woolridge’s body over, they found a handgun beneath him.

Woolridge, who was shot in the neck, died as a result of his injuries.

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Overnight Open Thread: Autistic Child Has Meltdown In Restaurant, Customer Sends His Mom A Note…

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Via STL:

Cynthia Tipton was having dinner with her family at Bandana’s in Rock Hill when she saw the look on her son’s face and knew what was coming.

Her daughter, Sophie, had been kidding around with her little brother, Noland. He got embarrassed by her mild teasing. He started screaming and crying. Loudly.

Noland, 10, has high functioning autism.

His meltdown caught Tipton by surprise. She walked over to his chair, knelt down next to him, began rubbing his back and whispering in his ear: “You’re being kind of loud. It’s okay, buddy. Sophie was just teasing. Let’s calm down. Let’s be a little quieter. You’re safe.”

The screaming continued for a few minutes.

She felt self-conscious and could tell her father, who was dining with them, was embarrassed, too.

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Woman Pushing Baby In Stroller Fatally Shot In Chicago, She Was Cousin Of NBA Star Dwayne Wade

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Who can gun down a mother with a baby? Did her life matter?

Via Chicago Sun-Times:

A woman pushing a baby stroller was accidentally killed in a shooting Friday afternoon in the South Side Parkway Gardens neighborhood.

She was identified by relatives as the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, and the Chicago Bulls player confirmed it on Twitter.

“My cousin was killed today in Chicago,” Wade Tweeted Friday. “Another act of senseless gun violence. 4 kids lost their mom for NO REASON. Unreal.”

About 3:30 p.m., the 32-year-old victim was walking with a baby stroller and a man in the 6300 block of South Calumet when two male suspects walked up and fired shots, according to Chicago Police.

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Hillary Tweets Pic Of Bill For #NationalDogDay

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And for the two other dogs in the pic too!

Obama Creates Largest Ocean Reserve Off Hawaii, Disregarding Impact On Residents, Local Business

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Why does every stroke of his pen have negative impact on the people concerned?

Via Fox News:

President Obama, with the stroke of a pen, created the world’s largest ocean reserve on Friday off Hawaii, days after designating a massive federal monument in Maine – moves that have angered local lawmakers who accuse the president of disregarding the impact on residents.

Obama used a presidential proclamation to expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii by over 400,000 square miles. The preserve now stretches 582,578 square miles, the world’s largest marine protected area.

“The expansion provides critical protections for more than 7,000 marine species … [and] will allow scientists to monitor and explore the impacts of climate change on these fragile ecosystems,” the White House said in a statement, citing the support of Sen. Brian Schatz and “prominent Native Hawaiian leaders.”

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Study: Diversity Programs Actually Harm Women And Racial Minorities

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Via Daily Caller:

A new study published in the Harvard Business Review finds that most workplace diversity programs — including mandatory diversity training programs — actually harm the very people such programs are usually meant to protect: racial minorities and women.

Harvard University professor Frank Dobbin and Tel Aviv University professor Alexandra Kalev coauthored the study, titled “Why Diversity Programs Fail.” Dobbin and Kalev analyzed three decades worth of data from more than 800 firms and interviewed “hundreds of line managers and executives at length.”

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Judges Give ‘Defacto Amnesty’ To 1/3 Of Illegals Charged With Crimes

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Via Daily Caller:

America’s immigration court judges allow one in three illegal immigrants charged with serious crimes — like rape and drunk driving — roam free in the U.S.

The judges released 32.9 percent of 5,530 illegal aliens charged with crimes since Oct. 1, 2015. That’s the highest percentage since at least 1998, according to Executive Office of Immigration Review data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC).

“They’re not giving them a legal status, but they’re letting them stay,” Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “So it’s like a de facto amnesty.”

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Fort Bliss Complex To House Unaccompanied Illegal Alien Children…


Homeless veterans still a priority.

Via El Paso Times:

Fort Bliss complex in Doña Ana County will soon house children who immigrated alone to the United States.

The children are scheduled to arrive at the temporary shelter beginning the week of Sept. 5. The facility will have the capacity for 1,800 beds, although the actual number of children who will stay there is difficult to predict, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services spokesman Toby Merkt said.

As required by law, the children will live at the shelter while HHS officials identify adults who can care for them while their immigration cases proceed in court.

While at the shelter, the children don’t attend local schools. The facilities don’t require any military or U.S. Department of Defense personnel, Merkt said.

“This effort has no impact on the ability of the Department of Defense to conduct its primary missions nor on military readiness,” Merkt said in an emailed statement. “The impact of these shelters on the local community is minimal. Children spend 35 days on average at the shelters and do not integrate into the local community while in HHS custody. They remain under staff supervision at all times.”

The shelters have one adult staff member for every eight children, in addition to medical and other employees, Merkt said.

Only children who have been medically screened and vaccinated by HHS will arrive at the facility; they won’t come directly from Border Patrol facilities, according to an HHS fact sheet.

“All of the children receive a TB test and girls over age 10 receive a pregnancy test,” the fact sheet states.

Fort Bliss is not the first local installation to house unaccompanied children. Holloman Air Force Base outside Alamogordo sheltered migrant children in January and February.

That temporary shelter officially closed earlier this month, Merkt said.

HHS has more than 100 shelters in a dozen states, including another temporary shelter in Homestead, Fla.

The shelters are used to temporarily house the thousands of unaccompanied children detained while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border each month, most fleeing extreme gang violence and poverty in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. The Central American countries have some of the highest murder rates in the world.

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Gowdy: FBI’s Description Of Sidney Blumenthal-Hillary Clinton Relationship Will Come As A Surprise


Hmm, spy? Informant? Secret Lover?

Via Daily Caller:

South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy suggested earlier this week that the public will be surprised when it hears how the FBI described Sidney Blumenthal and his working relationship with his longtime friend, Hillary Clinton.

Gowdy, the former chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, mentioned in passing during an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly that the FBI had quizzed Blumenthal as part of its probe into Clinton’s private email server.

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Two Nuns Found Stabbed To Death In Their Mississippi Home

Via NY Post:

Two beloved nuns who spent decades helping the poor in rural Mississippi were found stabbed to death in their home after they failed to show up for work at a medical clinic.

The nuns, who worked as nurse practitioners, were identified as Paula Merrill, 58, and Margaret Held, 68.

Cops arrived at their home in the town of Durant and found signs of a burglary and that their car was gone, local media said.

“Just good women, women of prayer. They were outgoing, loving, caring,” said the Rev. Greg Plata, a priest at St. Thomas Catholic Church, where the sisters attended Mass.

Press Sec: Don’t Know What Iran Is Trying To Tell Us By Rushing Our Ships

Gee what do you think they’re trying to tell you? We apparently have enough ‘diplomatic relations’ with them to give them 1.3 billion dollars and 400,000 in ransom…
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Nun In Iconic Italian Earthquake Photos Had Been Trapped In Collapse, Texted Friends, ‘Adieu”

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Via Daily Mail:

She became the face of Italy’s earthquake: Sister Marjana Lleshi, blood staining her veil as she texted her family and friends in her native Albania that she was alive.

In an interview on Thursday at the mother house of her religious order, the 35-year-old nun recounted how she thought she would die when her convent walls collapsed. She texted her friends asking that they pray for her soul, only to be rescued by a man she has called her ‘angel.’

Now safe, Lleshi says she wants nothing more than to go to next week’s Rome canonisation of Mother Teresa, the ethnic Albanian nun ‘who gave hope to those who didn’t have any.’

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Kayla Mueller in Captivity: Courage, Selflessness As She Defended Christian Faith to ISIS Executioner ‘Jihadi John’

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She refused to renounce her Christianity.

Via ABC:

American hostage Kayla Mueller was tortured, verbally abused, forced into slave labor for ISIS commanders in Syria and raped by the group’s top leader, but her fellow hostages say she never surrendered hope, she selflessly put the welfare of fellow captives above her own and she even stood up to executioner “Jihadi John” to defend her Christian faith.

Four former hostages who shared cells with Mueller, speaking publicly for the first time about their shared ordeal for ABC News’ “20/20” broadcast, “The Girl Left Behind,” airing Friday, say the Prescott, Arizona, humanitarian aid worker was a courageous 25-year-old who inspired them.

Their ISIS guards were overseen by the British tough Mohammed Emwazi, who would later be dubbed Jihadi John, as he carried out the beheadings and killings of 10 hostages. The Londoner led three other Britons who oversaw the hostage operation. Their prisoners called them “The Beatles.”

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France Overturns Burkini Ban

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The people opposed to the burkini in include more moderate Muslims who see it as greater encroaching Salafism.

PARIS — France’s top administrative court overturned a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean town, in a decision Friday that should set legal precedent regarding a swimsuit crackdown that has divided the country and provoked shock around the world.

The ruling by the Council of State Friday specifically concerns a ban on the Muslim garment in the Riviera town of Villeneuve-Loubet, but the binding decision is expected to impact all the 30 or so French resort municipalities that have issued similar decrees.

The bans grew increasingly controversial as images circulated online of some Muslim women being ordered to remove body-concealing garments on French Riviera beaches.

Lawyers for a human rights group and a Muslim collective challenged the legality of the ban to the top court, saying the orders infringe basic freedoms and that mayors have overstepped their powers by telling women what to wear on beaches.

Mayors had cited multiple reasons for the bans, including security after a string of Islamic extremist attacks, risk to public order, and France’s strict rules on secularism in public life.

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CNN’s Sally Kohn Writes Unsourced Opinion Piece To Prove Her Point That There Are “Progressive Muslims” Who Believe In Sharia Law…

This started last week when Kohn tweeted this:


After being torn to shreds, Kohn came back today with “facts” to prove she was right all along:

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One major problem, the “facts” she cites are via an unsourced opinion piece that she wrote.

Planned Parenthood Offers To Help Miami Abort Its Way Out Of Zika Crisis…

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How noble of them.

Via Daily Caller:

Planned Parenthood told National Public Radio (NPR) Friday it wants to help Miami abort Zika out of existence.

Planned Parenthood (PP) canvassers are going door to door in Miami warning people about the risks of Zika and treatment options. They are hoping to contact 25,000 people in the Miami areas over the next six weeks. The group has previously stated that the solution to Zika is increased abortion access and availability.

“This is a natural extension of the work we do with reproductive health care and sexually-transmitted infections,” Dr. Christopher Estes, Planned Parenthood’s chief medical officer, told National Public Radio. “It just made sense. And this is a time of a public health crisis. When you have something like this going on, it’s, ‘All hands on deck.’ ”

Pro-choice groups, like PP and the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws (NARAL), have capitalized on the spread of Zika virus by calling for more abortions. Abortion is generally illegal in Brazil and other areas where the Zika virus is spreading rapidly.

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ISIS Says Italian Earthquake Was “Punishment From Allah”


Via Express:

THE ITALIAN earthquake which killed more than 250 people this week, including at least three Britons, was a “punishment from Allah”, a deluded Islamic website has claimed.

‘Say Yes to Islam’, which has more than 45,000 followers on Facebook, said the disaster was “undoubtedly” a divine response to “false faith”.

The insensitive message comes after Italy declared a day of mourning for the victims, as battered towns in the centre of the country attempt to come to terms with the shocking incident.

On the tragedy, the site wrote: “Undoubtedly the earthquakes that are happening these days are some of the signs that Allah uses to frighten His servants.

Poll: Just 29% Of U.S. Voters Think Hillary Clinton Is “Honest”…


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DNC Compares Women’s Suffrage Movement To Electing Hillary Clinton…

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NYT Looking To Hire A “Climate Change Editor” To Make Global Warming Story “More Appealing”…


Doesn’t sound like journalism to me.

Via Daily Caller:

The New York Times wants to hire a “climate change editor” to make what it calls “most important story in the world” more appealing to a global audience.

“The Times is ramping up its coverage to make the most important story in the world even more relevant, urgent and accessible to a huge audience around the globe,” reads a job ad from the international edition of The Times.

Its push for more global warming coverage comes as the paper embarks on a new strategy to shed its American identity and appeal more to international audiences. It’s all part of CEO Mark Thompson’s plan to spend $50 million over three years on “a new era of international growth,” Politico reported in May.

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