Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Making America Great Again…

Via the Miami Herald:

A young African-American man is stopped for jaywalking. A white law enforcement officer sternly orders him to the police car, threatens to put him in jail, and tells him he needs to have identification on him at all times — and tickets him for not carrying his ID.

Miami Beach, 1962? No, Jacksonville, 2017.

Such was the encounter between Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Officer J.S. Bolen and Devonte Shipman last week.

A video posted on Facebook details the incident wherein the officer threatened Mr. Shipman with arrest for not carrying his drivers license even though he wasn’t driving.  Officer Bolen ended up citing him for two violations.

But hey, he didn’t shoot him.

Short Takes

SCOTUS partially lifts Trump travel ban and says states cannot restrict financial aid to churches.

Russian ambassador called back to Moscow.

Philando Castile family receives $3 million settlement from city.

School prayer in Canada runs into controversy.

Hello, Dali: Artist’s body to be exhumed for paternity test.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Short Takes

Huge explosion near presidential palace in Kabul; at least 49 dead.

UN: Yemen faces “total collapse.”

US tests anti-missile defense system.

Russia inquiry expands to Trump lawyer.

Cleveland officer fired in Tamir Rice shooting.

White House communications director quits after three months.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

Short Takes

Now comes the hard part for French President-elect Emmanuel Macron.

North Korea says is has detained a fourth American.

ISIS Afghanistan leader reported killed.

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) booed over “nobody dies” ACHA comment.

Family sues Texas cop over teen killing.

The Tigers got back to .500 last week.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Short Takes

House passes healthcare bill; future uncertain in the Senate.

Civil rights groups vow to fight Trump’s “religious liberty” order.

Cop ordered into anger management after shooting teenager.

Iraqi troops open front in Mosul to squeeze ISIS.

Russia, Turkey and Iran agree to safe zone in Syria.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Short Takes

After decades of war, peace between Colombia and FARC.

Another mass shooting, this time in Houston.

A federal judge blocked attempts to approve proof-of-citizenship for voters.

The Justice Department is sending $20 million to police departments for body cameras.

Jury selection begins in the Dylan Roof trial in Charleston.

Tropical Update: Invest 97L could move toward the U.S.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Short Takes

Miami Marlins ace pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident.

Charlotte shooting videos released.

Floodwaters could swamp parts of northeast Iowa this week.

UN takes no action in Syria amid arguments over Aleppo.

Debate prep continues.

R.I.P. Arnold Palmer, 87, legendary golfer.

The Tigers split with KC this weekend; the wild card spot is fading away.

Tropical Update: Invest 97L develops.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Short Takes

Charlotte police chief says the video of the shooting does not offer definitive evidence that the victim was holding a gun.

Police officer in Tulsa charged with first degree manslaughter in shooting of unarmed man.

Yahoo reports a vast e-mail breach by a “state-sponsored” hack dating to 2014.

President Obama honored some of the country’s top artists and filmmakers, including Mel Brooks.

The Tigers took Game 1 9-2 and Game 2 4-2 of the double header from Minnesota.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Short Takes

Secretary of State Kerry briefed the UN Security Council on the Syria ceasefire.

Charlotte police say the armed man shot and killed was warned several times to drop his weapon.

ISIS is on the verge of losing Mosul.

The Fed left interest rates unchanged.

Tropical Update: Karl is depressed and Lisa is still storming, but harmless to land.

The Tigers were rained out last night.  They’ll play a double header today against the Twins.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Short Takes

The bombing suspect in New Jersey had been checked out by the FBI in 2014.

President Obama delivered his valedictory address to the UN.

Another unarmed black man was shot and killed by police, this time in Tulsa.

Federal judge tells Texas to revise their voter ID laws.

Tropical Update: Two storms, Karl and Lisa, are in the middle of the Atlantic but no threat to land now.

The Tigers beat the Twins 8-1.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Short Takes

Report: ISIS loses control of Libyan stronghold.

Putin accuses Ukraine of plotting terror in Crimea.

Extent of bias in Baltimore police department stuns activists.

Zika cases rise in Miami as officials try to keep citizens calm.

What turned Rio’s diving pool green?

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Short Takes

President Obama says Donald Trump is “unfit for duty.”

Hillary Clinton gains in national polling.

Miami Zika virus patient count up to fifteen.

NYPD Commissioner William Bratton set to retire.

Tropical Update:  TS Earl forms in the Caribbean and heads west.

The Tigers extended their winning streak to seven by beating the White Sox 11-5.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Short Takes

Trump appeals to Russia for help in his campaign.

All charges against police dropped in Freddie Gray case.

Apple says it has sold 1 billion iPhones (but not to me).

President Obama has chosen a historic Chicago neighborhood for his library.

John Hinckley to be released.

The Tigers swept the Red Sox 4-3.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Short Takes

Britain poised to have second woman prime minister.

Super typhoon aims at Taiwan.

Commercial flights to Cuba could start as early as this fall.

Testy meeting with Trump on Capitol Hill.

To Boldy Go: First “Star Trek” gay character comes out in the next film.

The Tigers lost to Toronto 5-4.