When Congress comes back in September,
the people should come to Washington
and flood the capital[sic]
with a sea of protest.
God bless . .
Originally posted on S.P.I.R.I.T Ministries:
When I speak the word gift, I’m not referring to something you buy someone for their birthday or Christmas. I am speaking of the gifts that God bestows upon all of His children according to His measure of grace given us. Are you using your spiritual gifts to serve the Lord, to bring glory to God, and to be a blessing to others? When we do this, God truly blesses us exceedingly abundantly.
Romans 12:6 says; Having gifts that differ according to the grace given us, let us use them. God is trying to convey a message here about our gifts and how important it is that others may hear them.
John 3:27 says; Heaven is the only source of gifts, and we need to be content with the gifts God has seen fit to give us.
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DID YOU HUG YOUR CHILD TODAY?
By Ari Melber, The Cycle
In his unusual address about race relations after the George Zimmerman trial, President Obama recounted personal experiences when people thought he was dangerous, or a criminal, because of his skin color. He was describing a social form of racial profiling, of reactions to him based solely–instantaneously–on his race. The official practice, while widely condemned, actually remains legal under federal law and in about 25 states. And in the wake of the president’s remarks, there’s a new push in Washington to ban racial profiling.
Under Supreme Court precedent, race can be used as a factor in policing, providing that the authorities demonstrate it is relevant to specific law enforcement goals. And many states and cities maintain the option of profiling as a police tactic–though few openly admit it.
New York City runs a sweeping program that inspects predominantly young minority males. Last year, under that “stop and frisk” policy, the NYPD conducted 532,000 searches of city residents. A striking 85% of the targets were racial minorities–almost double their share of the population. Those hundreds of thousands of black and Latino New Yorkers were presumed suspicious, and forced to stop, in public, and submit to searching and questioning.
The presumption was wrong.
NYPD data indicates that the vast majority of the search targets–89%–were innocent.
Originally posted on This Just In:
George Zimmerman — who was acquitted earlier this month on murder charges tied to Trayvon Martin’s death — was stopped this weekend for a traffic violation in North Texas, according to a report from the Forney, Texas, police department.
The incident happened shortly after noon Sunday, when an officer pulled over Zimmerman’s 2008 gray Honda for what was described only as a traffic stop.
He was given a verbal warning, police said.
Originally posted on Bell Book Candle:
On Friday, Congress will begin a five-week vacation. The bad news is after five weeks they will return to Washington. A hundred years ago, Congressional sessions began in December and ended in March; now they stretch over the entire year and accomplish much less. Oh, for the good old days.