Ohio cops are investigating the ransacking of a Circle K store that was overrun early Saturday morning by up to 70 juveniles.
According to Akron police, the suspects “entered the gas station and started to destroy and steal property” during the so-called mob and rob attack.
As seen above, a couple who stopped at the Circle K for gas shot video of the juveniles fleeing the store with stolen merchandise. A woman in the car called 911 and reported that the suspects were “running around in the parking lot like wild children.”
An Akron Police Department report–which classified the incident as vandalism–noted that the juveniles “entered business to destroy property” and that “misc merchandise damaged and stolen.”
A store manager estimated that the suspects stole several hundred dollars worth of items. It is unclear how much damage the Circle K suffered during the 10-minute rampage.
MSNBC is expected to announce big lineup changes coming to the network, as first reported last week. In an attempt to climb out of its disastrous ratings slump, the network is canceling three liberal programs and replacing them with straight news and breaking news coverage.
The coming line up change was first reported last week by Mediaite. Shows being canceled outright include The Cycle, a multiple-host show similar to Fox’s The Five, Now with Alex Wagner, and The Ed Show. Politico reports that MSNBC President Phil Griffin is expected to make the formal announcement as soon as Thursday.
Not all of the hosts of the three canceled shows are leaving. Alex Wagner is expected to remain with the network as is Ari Melber, one of the co-hosts of The Cycle. However, TV Newser reports that Ed Schultz, Abby Huntsman, Toure, and Krystal Ball are “out.”
WASHINGTON – A former District of Columbia official brought in to help straighten out mismanagement at the Department of Public Works is suing the city, claiming he was harassed, intimidated and then fired for being white.
The former city worker says he was repeatedly called “cracker” and “white boy” by black members of the department while in the presence of other managers. On his last day on the job as a deputy fleet administrator, Christopher Lyons said he found a sign on his door that said, “Get Out White Boy!”
Lyons is suing the city for wrongful termination, claiming he was the victim of racial discrimination. He also believes he was targeted because he uncovered financial flaws and reported cover-ups. He’s suing his former employers for back pay and then some.
“I am surprised [the racial discrimination] happened at this level of government,” his lawyer Morris Fischer told FoxNews.com. “We’re all Americans. We all have to treat each other the same, and we have to put aside whatever differences we have.”
Continuing the effort on the now-cancelled MSNBC’s Now to defend Planned Parenthood from its video scandal, National Organization for Women President Terry O’Neill joined host Alex Wagner on Thursday to gush over how the “beloved” provider of abortions and alleged seller of body parts from aborted babies “has nothing to apologize for” and mocked female GOP senators who want to defund the taxpayer-funded group.
Gleefully surmising that Republican women in Congress who are leading the funding effort “are not going to hold their seats much longer, quite frankly,” O’Neill charged that “[t]he Republican leadership has an unfortunate history of chewing up women and spitting them out” in that “[t]hey use them and as long as they’re useful, they use them sort of as cover for their losing the women’s vote.”
In the wake of the reignited controversy over the Confederate battle flag, Walton County, Florida, voted Tuesday to remove the flag from the county courthouse grounds — only to replace it with a different Confederate flag.
“It’s perplexing how this is perceived as any compromise,” Daniel Uhlfelder, a key force in the local movement to have the flag taken down, told The Huffington Post.
He said he’s been working with community leaders and organizations like the NAACP to get the flag removed since 2002. After South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called for the battle flag’s removal from South Carolina Capitol grounds, Uhlfelder and others pressured their county officials to follow suit.
The battle flag used by the Army of Northern Virginia has flown on the lawn of the Walton County Courthouse in DeFuniak Springs since 1964 — the year President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The flag was positioned next to a Civil War monument. County commissioners voted 4-0 to replace that flag with the traditional “stars and bars” that was the first official flag of the Confederate States of America.
One of the co-founders of the #BlackLivesMatter network spoke to HuffPost Live’s Marc Lamont Hill Wednesday about Bill O’Reilly’s accusation that the group is a George Soros-funded collection of “fringe nuts who run around the country saying crazy things.”
“I watched it and was mortified,” Patrisse Cullors said. “What’s unfortunate about Bill O’Reilly is that it’s pundits like him that fuel anti-black racism. It’s pundits like him that allow for folks like Dylann Roof to get more ammunition.”
“I think we need to hold him accountable,” she added, because “on the one hand we can laugh about it, but on the other hand folks are really watching that and taking that as real news.”
On today’s session of The View, supposed “conservative voice” Nicolle Wallace again showed her true liberal colors.
In a discussion surrounding Cecil the Lion, co-host Raven-Symoné declared that “people for #BlackLivesMatter are outlash – are backlashing too, because they said ‘it’s a lion, but when we tried to start a movement, it didn’t get as much hoopla.’ And I don’t believe that’s true.”
Wallace then responded that “it goes both ways. Conservatives are making the same point about Planned Parenthood, but I think that’s a disgrace to Cecil the Lion.”
Saudi Arabia has called on the international community to ban all criticism of religion.
At a July 25 symposium on media coverage of religious symbols in international law, Abdulmajeed Al-Omari, director for external relations at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, said:
“We have made it clear that freedom of expression without limits or restrictions would lead to violation and abuse of religious and ideological rights. This requires everyone to intensify efforts to criminalize insulting heavenly religions, prophets, holy books, religious symbols and places of worship.”
He argued these steps must be taken to prevent intolerance.
What Saudi Arabia is in effect arguing for is a global blasphemy law, immunizing Islam from criticism. Islamist extremists have long sought to prevent all depictions of the Muhammed, founder of Islam, whether drawn by a Muslim or non-Muslim, through violence.
In January this year 12 people were killed in the offices of Paris-based magazine Charlie Hebdo, by terrorists affiliated with Al-Qaeda in Yemen. The murders were over the satirical magazine’s depictions of the prophet Muhammed and the gunmen shouted “the prophet has been avenged!”
Amnesty International, which has long counted on the support of celebrity heavyweights like Anne Hathaway, U2 and Jon Stewart, now finds itself on opposite ends with liberal Hollywood — over legalizing prostitution.
The human rights group next month in Dublin, Ireland, will consider a new policy that calls for the global decriminalization of sex trafficking. That proposal has drawn the ire of celebs like Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet – and Anne Hathaway – who’ve joined over 400 others in signing a letter from the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) that protests “a policy that calls for the decriminalization of pimps, brothel owners and buyers of sex — the pillars of a $99 billion global sex industry.”
Taina Bien-Aimé, executive director of CATW, told FOX411 that Amnesty’s move to legalize prostitution would leave an already vulnerable population in even direr straits.
“A prominent human rights organization like Amnesty should be listening to the sex trade victims, women’s rights groups and imploring them to not decriminalize the pimps, the brothel owners, and the sex buyers,” Bien-Aimé said.
Amnesty International has heard the CATW and its celeb supporters loud and clear, but says it has not made up its mind on its stance on the issue.
Collin Brown walked into a 7-Eleven in Redmond, Washington, last Wednesday and got himself a Slurpee.
He also was looking to get cigarettes for his fiancee, so when the clerk asked Brown for proof of age, the Army reservist placed his military ID — which has his birthdate on the back and is a legal form of identification — on the counter.
“She said, ‘You’re in the military?’ I said, ‘Yes,’” Brown recounted to KIRO-TV.
Then came the response that threw Brown for a loop: “She said, ‘I can’t serve you.’”
“And honestly, I was at that point in shock,” he told the station. “I asked, ‘Are you serious?’”
“She looked at me like she was offended,” Brown added.
Since becoming a presidential candidate again, Hillary Clinton has been playing dodgeball with the press and with the “everyday Americans” asking her simple questions.
Clinton has kept the press at an arm’s length, and has been overwhelmed with inquiries into her scandals involving her private email use as Secretary of State and the Clinton Foundation.
Clinton has refused to answer questions on the Keystone XL pipeline and avoided stating her opinion on several other issues, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, the Greek bailout, and education reform.
Noteworthy moments from the Clinton campaign trail include dodging the press for more than 40,000 minutes, refusing to answer basic human questions such as what her favorite flavor of ice cream is, and roping off the press like cattle during a parade.
A Free Beacon analysis found that Clinton is an expert at deflecting questions. She employs a masterful combination of buzzwords, circular reasoning, and inspiring tone to disguise her non-answers.
Therefore, it is safe to assume Clinton would be a first-round pick for a recess dodgeball game. After all, if you can dodge a question, you can dodge a ball.
The chair of the Democratic National Committee was repeatedly pressed Thursday evening by MSNBC host Chris Matthews over the difference between a Democrat and socialist.
Matthews first began questioning Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla.) on whether presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, a proud socialist, would be given a slot on primetime to speak at the Democratic National Convention.
Wasserman-Schultz dodged the question before finally conceding Sanders should receive a slot fitting to the amount of enthusiasm he has drawn from the base of the party.
DENVER | Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains was hit with a complaint Wednesday for performing an abortion on a 13-year-old girl without reporting possible sexual abuse against the underage girl and returning her to the man who abused her.
The conservative Alliance Defending Freedom filed a complaint with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Affairs against the Planned Parenthood affiliate on behalf of the pro-life Colorado Family Action.
A lawsuit filed against Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains and four unidentified employees on behalf of the girl was settled earlier this year.
Natalie L. Decker, ADF legal counsel, said that, “Colorado authorities should hold Planned Parenthood and its employees accountable.”
“Failing to report the sexual abuse of a minor is horrifically tragic and illegal,” said Ms. Decker in a statement. “Planned Parenthood has repeatedly shown brazen and appalling disregard for the law, including laws designed to protect children from this kind of damaging physical and emotional abuse.”
The complaint comes with the Denver-based Planned Parenthood affiliate reeling from an undercover video released Tuesday by the pro-life Center for Medical Progress showing Dr. Savita Ginde discussing how to maximize fetal tissue from abortions.