Lt Gen Jay Silveria was quick to react in September to allegations of racism at the Air Force Academy Preparatory School in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The controversy? A racial slur scrawled on a message board outside the dorm room of an African-American student at the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School. The story went viral last month after the academy’s superintendent gave a rousing speech about “the power of diversity.”
Silveria scolded 1,500 students and staff in a video posted online. The incident quickly went viral, drawing praise from former Vice-President Joe Biden and Senator John McCain.
That story, as it turns out, was a hoax. An investigation by the academy found that one of the African-American cadets who reported the message wrote it himself.
A U.S. Air Force official said the student left the school this week, but did not specify whether he withdrew or was expelled. The student’s name was not released. Continue reading
Tom Hayden, the popular liberal activist has died. Hayden’s current wife broke the sad news. He was 79.
Hayden was perhaps best known for his role as a major anti-war, civil rights, and radical intellectual counterculture activist. At one time he was married to actress Jane Fonda. He is the father of actor Troy Garity. Hayden also served as a California state lawmaker.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Hayden’s family and friends at this difficult time. Continue reading
Two officers are dead after a shootout in Palm Springs, California. One officer was injured Saturday afternoon, according to the Palm Springs Police Officers Association.
A manhunt is said to be ongoing.
Authorities said the shooting happened near East Del Lago Road and North Cypress Road. A local station in the area, KESQ-TV, reports that the Desert Regional Medical Center is on lockdown. h/t abc7
No other information was immediately released.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the fallen officers’ family and friends at this difficult time.
Subway’s former spokesperson, Jared Fogle, who was imprisoned for child pornography and sex abuse has now sunken to an all-time low. He is blaming the parents of his victim for what he calls her ‘destructive behavior.”
The girl’s parents filed a lawsuit last March against him. Jared Fogle is currently serving a 15 year prison sentence for conspiracy to receive child pornography, invasion of privacy, personal injuries and for emotional distress.
The victim in the lawsuit is being referred to as “Jane Doe” and she is seeking $150,000 in damages. The lawsuit alleges that Russell Taylor, former head of Fogle’s charity was secretly filming the underage girl and other children at his (Taylor’s) house. Continue reading
EMS and Milwaukee police are responding to shooting that took place during a funeral at the Greater Mt. Sinai Church.
The church is located near N. 60th and Custer Avenue in Milwaukee.
A witness inside the church at the time of the shooting says there was a funeral happening at the time of the shooting. Continue reading
A large manhunt is underway in Kansas City, KS, for Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino, who is suspected of killing five people in two states.
The fifth victim was located hundreds of miles away from the original crime scene, authorities say.
Investigators are looking for 36-year-old Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino. His vehicle was located abandoned on Interstate 70 near Montgomery County, MO. Continue reading
One deputy is dead and two others are in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The shooter was killed.
The officers were shot in Bailey, which is located in Park County, Colorado. Bailey is about 75 miles miles northwest of Colorado Springs.
According to Park County officials, the other two deputies have non-life-threatening injuries. One suspect was shot and killed. Continue reading
When you give that credit card to the Starbucks cashier, be aware, be very aware.. You might just end up a venti cup of fraud.
A California Starbucks customer posted a video to YouTube showing her confrontation with a Starbucks barista, accusing the worker of making a copy of her credit card and then spending over $200 at Ralphs grocery store.
The young thief admits her wrongdoing.. But adds the disclaimer that she’s a “good child, who goes to school and plays soccer.” Continue reading
Richard Marx and Daisy Fuentes exchanged vows in Aspen, Colorado, on Wednesday. The couple wed in a pre-Christmas ceremony.
Marx, 52, who is responsible for huge radio hits such as “Right Here Waiting,” “Don’t Mean Nothing” and “Should’ve Known Better” – took to Instagram to announce his new bride, Fuentes, 49, who is best known as the first Latina VJ on MTV and as the co-host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”
“On December 23rd, 2015 the magnificent @daisyfuentes gave me the honor of becoming my wife. #Aspen,” Marx, 52, wrote on Instagram. Continue reading
Robert Dear, the man accused of killing three people last month at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, said in a courtroom outburst, “I am a warrior for the babies.”
Dear, 57, appeared in court and was charged with 179 felony counts.
“You’ll never know what I saw in that clinic,” Dear said. “Atrocities, that’s what they want to seal.” He also said, “I am guilty. Continue reading