City leaders announce arrests in Tulsa shooting spree

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 In...
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

“Proof of the Healing Power of Prayer Friday, April 6, 2012 12:28 PM Read more: Proof of the Healing Power of Prayer”

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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]

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Let's Talk Gospel

“Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage” (Galatians 5:1). “Therefore, brothers and sisters, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman” (Galatians 4:28).

In his letter to the Church in Galatia, the Apostle Paul compared the old Jewish customs and tradition (Moses law) to a yoke of bondage. He contended that the law was so rigid and burdensome, no man could keep it. According to Paul’s reasoning, (and he would know because he was an enforcer of the law) it was useless to even attempt to keep the law.

“Indeed I, Paul, say to you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing.  And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law.  You have…

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Peggy, Obama Cannot Afford Traditions of a White Presidency When It Comes to Re-Election!

I just read this quote from Peggy Noonan who used to write for Ronald Reagan:

PEGGY NOONAN on the ABCThis 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.”

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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