One suspect expressed anger over his father being shot, killed by black man two years earlier
By Don Bishop and Russell Mills
Tulsa Police say a shooting spree that spread fear through Tulsa’s black community may have been partly motivated by an Oklahoma man’s desire to avenge his father’s shooting by a black man.
Tulsa Police spokesman Jason Willingham told The Associated Press on Sunday that investigators are still considering many possible motives.
But based on messages posted in social media, revenge appeared to be a factor.
All five victims of the Friday shootings were black.
Police have described the two suspects as white.
In a Thursday Facebook update, one suspect, 19-year-old Jake England, expressed anger over his father being shot and killed by a black man two years earlier.
The Facebook page had been taken down by Sunday afternoon. MORE
State Attorney Angela Corey, appointed as a special prosecutor in the February shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, has decided against sending the case to a grand jury, her office said Monday. [It was a date from previous state attorney.]
“The decision should not be considered a factor in the final determination of the case,” Corey’s office said in a statement.
“At this time, the investigation continues and there will be no further comment from this office,” the statement said.
The actor Matt Smith at San Diego Comic-Con International 2011 Italiano: L'attore Matt Smith al San Diego Comic-Con International 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Fraser McAlpine
The biggest revelation of the Doctor Who Convention, apart from Matt Smith’sastonishing facility to put overexcited children at their ease (seriously, if the acting thing ever loses its appeal, he has a glowing future ahead of him as a child-minder), was the news that the Doctor, Amy and Rory will be paying a visit to New York during the new series.
So, having been given a couple of minutes with Steven Moffat for a brief chat, the only thing to do was chase this story to the ground like a proper journalist would do. Move over Woodward and Bernstein, I’m going in! MORE
For the devout, there never has been any question — prayer has the power to heal. Now, more and more medical research from leading hospitals and universities across the United States has shown conclusively that a belief in God really is good for you, and can make you healthier, happier, and induce you to live longer to boot.
“Studies have shown prayer can prevent people from getting sick, and when they do get sick, prayer can help them get better faster,” Duke University’s Dr. Harold G. Koenig tells Newsmax.
An exhaustive analysis of more than 1,500 reputable medical studies “indicates people who are more religious and pray more have better mental and physical health,” Koenig says. “And out of 125 studies that looked at the link between health and regular worship, 85 showed regular churchgoers live longer [Quote] [Click Link Below for entire article]
Read more: Proof of the Healing Power of Prayer
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I just read this quote from Peggy Noonan who used to write for Ronald Reagan:
PEGGY NOONAN on the ABC “This Week” roundtable, re President Obama’s speech last week lambasting the Ryan budget: “I wasn’t that aware that Mr. Romney has started his campaign, but boy, it’s obvious that Mr. Obama has. He was tough. He was stark. He was dividing and labeling. Normally at this point, … an incumbent candidate will take a more benign, embracing tone. There was none of that. It was stark, dividing, us versus them, and that suggests brutal days ahead for the next seven months.” http://abcn.ws/HCXzaa
I was surprised by this statement because pundits have predicted for some time hard-fought, nasty campaigning in 2012. Just look how ugly the GOP primary has been. Republicans have institutionalized bold lies to the public as an acceptable means for trying to win the Whitehouse. It is incumbent on the media to keep track of all recorded statements and broadcast each time a candidate reverses a statement he/she has made on tape. Only by sorting through the lies for truth can we selection the right candidates for our vote. —GoodOleWoody
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Via Sam Stein at The Huffington Post: “Mitt Romney‘s increasingly likely victory in the Republican presidential primary is a testament to the value of a well-organized and heavily financed campaign. And while evidence of that could be seen in prompt ballot filings and expensive television ad buys, Romney’s infrastructure advantage began to take root a year before the campaign actually started. The Romney campaign benefited from an intricate network of state-based political action committees that started him down the road toward the nomination sooner and pushed him further than anyone else in the Republican race. The PACs covered the costs of everything from Starbucks coffee and Bed Bath & Beyond purchases to legal bills and consulting fees. With the help of only a handful of incredibly wealthy donors liberated from federal contribution limits — several couples donating more than $100,000 on a single day — Romney was able to pay advisers who would become campaign staff, recruit surrogates, and re-affirm his standing within social conservative circles, going so far as to make a $5,000 donation to help maintain tough criminalization standards for marijuana users. All of it was done months before he had formally announced his second run for the White House…”.* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.