Help out DeKalb, Illinois Officer Craig Woodruff who’s in the fight of his life . . .
Support one of our Finest and help provide for the future care of his young children, as his family experiences the challenges of Stage IV colon cancer. All net proceeds from the sale of this shirt will go directly to the Woodruff Family Childrens’ Trust, a trust established to provide for the future needs of Oliver Woodruff (3) and Simon Woodruff (1). Also, please check out our website for details on the upcoming June 23, 2018 live event and concert in DeKalb, Illinois!
Join us for dinner in DeKalb at one of our local restaurants that has committed to supporting the event, and then come to the historic and beautiful Egyptian Theater for a fantastic concert with Luxury Pork, a band covering rock, country and soul. There will be light appetizers and a cash bar from well-known local establishment Fatty’s at the theatre, as well as opportunities to participate in raffles and to purchase t-shirts, wristbands and other merchandise! Doors open at 6:30; show starts at 7:30.
After the concert, come over to Fatty’s, 1212 W. Lincoln Highway, for an afterparty and even more fun!
A 19-year-old student holding the Broward Schools superintendent accountable. Because someone has to . . .
When Preston quoted the original plan, which names school safety a “year-one priority,” Runcie became more condescending: “There is a difference between when projects start, when they’re completed, and when the funds are made available.” Indeed, the safety projects for Broward schools, among them the alarm system that could have saved lives at Stoneman, have been stuck in a nebulous stage for years—somewhere between funding and execution.
Omar Shim, the school district’s budget director, backed Runcie’s insistence that, in some form, “all the projects have been initiated” and added a description of the unwieldy path of progress that follows any issue of a bond. Or, as he tactlessly put it, after “that gun goes off.” One victim’s father shook his head at the tone-deaf metaphor and afterward, vented his disgust to me: Can’t any of these people take responsibility?
Indeed, when the topic moved from delayed school-safety upgrades to the relaxed disciplinary infrastructure that saw Cruz shunted between schools, avoid referral to law enforcement, and allowed to opt out of psychiatric monitoring, the assembled district officials pointed to federal law and defended the county’s policies. “We as a Broward County community made the decision that we were going to be treating our students differently,” said Michaelle Valbrun-Pope, who is in charge of the district’s student-support policies.
“We don’t want school leaders to say, ‘If you do this, this is what will happen.’ ” “This is not an average student,” she said of Nikolas Cruz, who was in a special-education program and so fell under a different disciplinary category than would a conventional student who exhibited his behaviors. “He has a disability.” And Runcie scoffed at Preston’s inquiry into Broward’s policies on student behavior. “Are you suggesting,” he challenged, “that the discipline matrix here is connected?”
He should have lots more time now to master the fundamentals of firearm safety . . .
A teacher who accidentally fired a gun inside a Northern California classroom while teaching firearm safety resigned his administration of justice teaching job, school officials said.
Dennis Alexander submitted his resignation to the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District on March 29. It will be effective at the end of the school year, district spokeswoman Marci McFadden told KSBW-TV.
Alexander last month was pointing the gun at the ceiling to make sure it was not loaded when the weapon discharged. No one sustained serious injuries but some students were hit by fallen ceiling debris, police said.
ISIS-aligned Boko Haram has kidnapped hundreds and murdered thousand in Nigeria. Good hunting . . .
Among the thousands of hunters enlisted by the Nigerian army to track and capture Boko Haram fighters, one stands out from the crowd.
Aisha Bakari Gombi towers over her band of hunters, one of the few women who has joined the fight against one of the deadliest armed groups in Africa.
With her shotgun slung over her shoulder, she ventures into the scrub of Borno, the northeastern province of Nigeria long plagued by Boko Haram attacks, hunting down their fighters.
Her bravery and keen hunting abilities have earned her the title of ‘Queen Hunter’.
This isn’t helping . . .
A pro-Donald Trump troll has been suspended from Twitter after posting a video of himself shooting up a photo of Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg.
The brief video opens on what appears to be a shooting range. Frank Espinoza, clad in all black, including a black “Make America Great Again” hat, talks to the camera as he places a black mask over his mouth.
“I got a message for David Hogg, the bitch at CNN,” he says. “You want to push society to a civil war? You want to make us all fight? You want to see what a civil war looks like? I’m going to show you what a civil war looks like, David.”
When does the ATF comment period on regulating this thing open? Anyone?