He ended up not having to drive him quite that far, but a wonderful offer of kindness nonetheless.
TROY, Ohio — An Ohio law enforcement official is making headlines for his heartwarming act of kindness for a grieving man who had just learned about his sister’s death.
According to “Inside Edition,” Mark Ross found early Sunday that his teenage sister had died in a car crash. Ross, who doesn’t have a car, asked an acquaintance to drive him from Indiana to Detroit to be with his family.
“Of course we were speeding, trying to get back to Detroit,” Ross wrote in a Facebook post that has been shared nearly 85,000 times. “And we got pulled over in Ohio.”
Ohio State Highway Patrol Piqua Post Lt. Joe Gebhart told WHIO-TV that Sgt. David Robison pulled the vehicle over for speeding on Interstate 75, just south of Piqua.
Unfortunately, the driver had a suspended license and “ended up getting locked up,” Ross told “Inside Edition.” The car was towed.
Ross was worried that he’d go to jail, too, because of an outstanding petty warrant in Wayne County, Michigan, but officials there refused to pick him up because of the distance, Ross wrote on Facebook.
“I explained to the officer that my sister had died and that I needed to get to my mother ASAP,” Ross wrote. “I broke down crying, and he saw the sincerity in my cry. He reaches over and began praying over me and my family.”
That officer, identified as Sgt. David Robison, of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, offered to drive Ross 100 miles to Detroit, Ross said. He instead asked troopers to drive him to the Miami County Jail, Gebhart said, where friends or family picked him up to drive him the rest of the way to Michigan.
“Everybody knows how much I dislike cops, but I am truly grateful for this guy,” Ross wrote on Facebook. “He gave me hope.”
President Obama on Tuesday nominated the first U.S. ambassador to Cuba in more than 55 years, setting up a battle with Republicans in Congress who oppose renewed relations with the communist island.
Obama picked Jeffrey DeLaurentis, who already is the chief diplomat in Havana, a job he’s held since 2014. But now that diplomatic relations have been re-established, DeLaurentis can be promoted to full ambassador. The new post requires confirmation by the Republican-controlled Senate, which could produce a partisan fight.
Cuban-American Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas, both Republicans, tried to limit funding for the U.S. Embassy in Havana and said they would oppose any ambassador named by Obama.
The Charlotte rioters didn’t know whether the controversial police shooting of Keith Scott was justified, and didn’t care.
They worked their mayhem — trashing businesses and injuring cops, with one protester killed in the disorder — before anything meaningful could be ascertained about the case except that the cops said Scott had a gun and his family said he didn’t.
Charlotte is the latest episode in the evidence-free Black Lives Matter movement that periodically erupts in violence after officer-involved shootings. The movement is beholden to a narrative of systematic police racism to which every case is made to conform, regardless of the facts or logic.
It doesn’t matter if the police officer is an African-American with an unblemished record and numerous character witnesses. This describes Brentley Vinson, the officer who fatally shot Keith Scott.
It doesn’t matter if the victim disobeys the police in a tense situation and acts in a potentially threatening manner. Despite cops with guns drawn yelling orders at him (and his wife shouting, “Don’t you do it”), Scott exited his vehicle and approached officers without raising his hands.
The United States has admitted 12,500 refugees from war-
ravaged Syria over the past year, surpassing President Obama’s target, and expects to admit even more next year, a State Department official said Tuesday.
The Syrians are among 85,000 refugees from all over the world who have been resettled in the fiscal year that ends late this week, said Ann Richard, the assistant secretary of state for population, refugees and migration. That is up from 70,000 in the previous year. The White House aims to admit 110,000 refugees over the next 12 months.
Though goals are typically set for regions rather than specific countries, Obama last September asked the State Department to admit 10,000 Syrians in response to the humanitarian crisis consuming the country after five years of conflict.
“This administration has been clear it wants more Syrians,” Richard told reporters. “My guidance is we want to bring even more than we brought this year, without having a target.[…]
The Syrians have been resettled in 180 cities and towns across the United States, usually in places with plentiful jobs and low-cost housing. Richard said local officials have expressed interest in accepting Syrians for resettlement.
“Refugees tend to be very successful once they get to the U.S.,” Richard said. “Not in the short term, but definitely in the medium and longer term.”
FBI Director James Comey warned Congress on Tuesday that homegrown terrorist attacks are an increasing threat to the United States, particularly as the Islamic State continues to lose territory in Iraq and Syria.
While the number of Americans traveling to Syria to join ISIS has diminished over the past year, Comey said law enforcement and intelligence agencies remain highly concerned that jihadists from Western nations will pour out of the Middle East and pose new threats as the so-called caliphate is “crushed,” the Associated Press reported.
“There will be a terrorist diaspora sometime in the next two to five years like we’ve never seen before,” Comey testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.
Students at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse issued a string of complaints to the school’s Hate Response Team over the past year, with some claiming that an image of a Christian cross or a blog post about life as a white student were offensive.
The cross appeared on a Campus Crusade for Christ poster, but an anonymous student said it represented “oppression and hate of the LGBT+ community,” the La Crosse Tribune reported.
Two other students reported the blog post, with one claiming students of color felt unsafe living near the person who wrote it, the newspaper added. Students across the campus shared the post on Facebook and Tumblr.
The university has already seen its fair share of surprising complaints. In April, one student bashed a mural at Laux Residence Hall because it showed Neville Longbottom, a character in the Harry Potter movies, as both a child and an adult, Heat Street reported.
Sorry, I don’t buy that. But at least what he is saying is that the immunity offered was limited, which theoretically means that she could still be prosecuted for thing not related to the laptop. But given she was a major potential defendant, I wouldn’t have given it to her.
The Justice Department granted immunity to Hillary Clinton lawyer Cheryl Mills in order to gain access to a laptop computer that would have otherwise been tied up in litigation for years, FBI Director James Comey testified Tuesday.
“Having done this for many, many years, a grand jury subpoena for a lawyer’s laptop would likely entangled us in litigation over privilege for a very long time,” Comey told Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse during a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing.
“And so by June of this year I wanted that laptop, our investigators wanted that laptop, and the best way to get it was through negotiation.”
KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee College of Law Dean Melanie D. Wilson said Tuesday that no disciplinary action will be taken against one of its law professors and contributing columnist for USA TODAY and the News Sentinel who urged motorists to run over demonstrators blocking traffic in Charlotte, N.C.
“The tweet was an exercise of his First Amendment rights,” Wilson wrote in a post on the law school’s website.
“Nevertheless, the tweet offended many members of our community and beyond, and I understand the hurt and frustration they feel.”
The law school had begun an investigation after a Glenn Reynolds’ tweet.
Twitter briefly suspended Reynolds’ account after he responded to a tweet from a TV news station Wednesday night in Charlotte that showed protesters — angered by the police shooting of a black man — on Interstate 277.
“Run them down,” he wrote.
Reynolds, the creator of the Instapundit blog, tweets from the handle @Instapundit.
It was interesting watching the evaluation after the debate. Some Trump folks were disappointed that he missed opportunities to hammer her on some issues. Hillary folk of course predictably attacked him and said she won. But it was the undecideds who took away that he won. And those are the folks he needs to win.
YOUNGSTOWN, Pa. — Ken Reed sat down at the main bar of the Tin Lizzy tavern with two things in mind: to dig into the tavern’s oversize cheese steak, and watch the presidential debate.
“I am hungry and undecided, in that order,” he said, digging into the savory dish in a bar that dates back to 1746.
Kady Letoksy, a paralegal by day, a waitress and bartender at night at the Tin Lizzy, sat beside him. At 28, she has never voted before, and she is now thinking it might be a good idea to start.
Letosky entered the evening undecided in a town that is heavily Democratic in registration. Her sister and father are on opposite sides of the political aisle. Donald “Trump had the upper hand this evening,” she said, citing his command of the back-and-forth between him and Hillary Clinton.
Reed, 35, is a registered Democrat and small businessman. “By the end of the debate, Clinton never said a thing to persuade me that she had anything to offer me or my family or my community,” he said, sitting at the same bar that has boasted local icons as regulars, such as the late Fred Rogers, and Arnold Palmer, who had his own stash of PM Whiskey hidden behind newer bottles of whiskey for his regular visits.
“Have to say Trump had the edge this evening, he came out swinging but also talked about specifics on jobs and the economy,” Reed said.
Now we preface this with saying that they are not scientific and that saying who won is not necessarily predictive of how one will actually vote. Some are obviously jacked by partisans like the Drudge poll. But if you eliminate the conservative and outlier polls, and look at things like NJ.com, The Hill and Time, which if anything should skew to Hillary, it seems to bode well.
This is easily one of the more abusive and despicable things I have ever seen people to do a child. They have lied to this child, even giving her a sign to carry saying Justin Carr has been killed by the police. Justin Carr was allegedly killed by Rayquan Borum during the riots in Charlotte, a reporter actually saw him do the shooting. The police had nothing to do with it. But BLM continues to claim he was killed by police. How should a little girl feel about that when she doesn’t actually know the truth?
Imagine this girl now inculcated with this lie, that cops want to kill and are targeting black people. How will she respond in 6 years when she might be stopped for a traffic violation? This is the lying perniciousness of Black Lives Matter.
As each lie is disproved, Black Lives Matter goes on to the next case to manipulate. But the people they manipulated in the last case have never been told that it was a lie. So it stays in their minds, and is built on by the next lie.
So now how many people truly believe that police as an entity are targeting them? That they are shot for being black, even somehow by a black cop? That police are automatically covering everything up? That facts don’t matter? That introducing facts is a ‘smear’ on the person shot by the police? That every white person not shot is an evidence of the conspiracy against black people?
Keith Scott was carrying a stolen gun when he was shot and killed during a confrontation with police in Charlotte, North Carolina, authorities have said.
The gun was reported stolen after a breaking and entering, according to the police.
A breaking and entering suspect told agents at the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives that he had sold the gun to Scott, ABC 11 reported Monday. He is now in custody.
Scott’s wife Rakeyia, who filmed her husband’s killing on Tuesday, had filed for a restraining order against him and had told authorities he carried a gun, hit her as well as one of her children and had threatened to kill her, records have shown.
Local media obtained the documents. In 2004, Rakeyia Scott wrote that her husband “assaulted me several times by stabbing me in the back almost puncturing my lungs, he sliced me [sic] ear, and bruised my body,” Fox 46 reported.
In October of 2015, she wrote, “He hit my 8 year old in the head a total of three times with is [sic] fist… He kicked me and threaten [sic] to kill us last night with his gun. He said he is a ‘killer’ and we should know that.” She also said he carried a 9mm handgun but did not have a permit for it, WSOC reported.
Katy Perry teamed up with comedy website Funny or Die in a bit to encourage young people to vote. “This year, you can look like shit when you vote,” Perry said. “I’ve briefly scanned the constitution, and nowhere does it say you just can’t fall out of bed and come to the polls in whatever state you woke up in.”
From abortion to Zika, all the reasons you shouldn’t cast a vote for the GOP nominee
In the clip, Perry shows the United States doesn’t discriminate against fashion emergencies as she goes to vote in her pajamas and applauds those who arrive in nightgowns, onesies, briefs and oversize t-shirts. In a fit of enthusiasm, the singer goes one step further, attempting to vote naked, at which which point she is arrested. She ends up in the back of a cop cruiser along with another would-be-nude voter, Joel McHale.
Die this year to produce a range of fun, engaging and poignant messages to urge voter registration, early voting and a renewed culture of civic engagement leading up to November 8th.”
Democratic senators blocked a vote Tuesday to advance a Republican bill to keep the government open past Friday, because it did not include federal aid to help clean up lead-contaminated drinking water in Flint, Mich.
Senators voted 45-55 to advance the legislation, falling 15 votes short of the 60 needed to move the bill forward. A dozen Republicans joined 40 Democrats and two independents in opposing the proposal.
Congress must act by midnight Friday to prevent a government shutdown on Oct. 1, when fiscal 2017 begins.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., unveiled a proposal last week that would fund the government at existing levels through Dec. 9 to give lawmakers time to negotiate a bigger agreement to fund federal agencies through September 2017. It also would have provided $1.1 billion to combat the Zika virus and $500 million in aid to the flood-ravaged states of Louisiana, Maryland and West Virginia.
Democrats support those measures, but they were upset that Republicans did not include $220 million to help pay for a new water system for Flint, Mich., where residents have been poisoned by lead-contaminated drinking water. Democrats argue that Flint residents are victims of a disaster and deserve emergency aid just like the people of Louisiana.
“Alphabet Tutor 2,” purportedly released by the Islamic State, features rifles, grenades, and what appears to be a suicide vest in a workbook created for the children of jihadists. The workbook is available as an app download on ISIS terrorist channels and is a sequel to the June “Huroof,” which is also an alphabet teaching app for non-Arabic speaking children of Islamists. Click on for screenshots from Alphabet Tutor 2. The screenshots were originally shared by terrorism analyst Michael S. Smith II.