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Gov. Deal orders flags half-staff for Fort Valley student Donnell Phelps Read more here: http://www

Source: Macon Telegraph

Flags will be flying at half-staff on all Georgia government buildings Friday in honor of a Fort Valley State University student killed while coming to the aid of three women.

Citing the heroism of Donnell M. Phelps, Governor Nathan Deal signed an executive order Thursday to honor the slain freshman studying in the Agriculture Engineering Technology department.

"Mr. Phelps will be remembered for the heroic actions he displayed through aiding and preventing the assault and possible deaths of three women, of which resulted in a senseless and tragic loss of his own life," the governor's order stated.

Phelps' accused killer, Joseph Anthony Scott, allegedly was trying to grope three women coming out of the campus cafeteria late Tuesday afternoon.



Read more: http://www.macon.com/news/local/article76013342.html



This young man stepped up to help and deserves this respect.

Green Beret who beat up accused child rapist can stay in Army

Source: Army Times

The Army has reversed course and decided to allow a Green Beret to stay in uniform, months after his reprimand for roughing up an accused child rapist in Afghanistan.

Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland found out last August that he was to be booted out of service, a casualty of the Army’s Qualitative Management Program, an involuntary separation measure for soldiers with black marks on their records. Since then, the soldier has been fighting to remain in the Army.

The Army Board for Correction of Military Records reviewed Martland’s case and decided to remove the soldier from the QMP list, confirmed Army spokesman Lt. Col. Jerry Pionk in an emailed statement Thursday night.The board's action "will allow him to remain in the Army," Pionk said.

Martland has admitted he lost his cool on his 2011 deployment to Konduz province, Afghanistan. That's when he and his captain struck an Afghan local police officer — one who had allegedly confessed to raping a boy and then beating the child's mother for telling authorities. Martland said that he and the detachment commander, Capt. Daniel Quinn, received a “relief for cause” from that 2011 deployment for the assault, according to documentation provided to Army Times.

Read more: http://www.armytimes.com/story/military/2016/04/28/green-beret-who-beat-up-accused-child-rapist-can-stay-army/83679604/



This Afghan even laughed about the abuse when originally confronted.

Martland should have never been threatened for standing up for the child & his mother

US Jewish philanthropist bought winning Powerball ticket for employee

Source: JPost.com

One of the record-breaking Powerball lottery jackpot in the United States became wealthy overnight thanks to the generosity of her boss, one of the American Jewish community’s leading philanthropists.

Shlomo Rechnitz, a health care magnate who owns 80 assisted living facilities throughout California, purchased nearly 18,000 lottery tickets for all of his employees, one of which happened to contain the winning numbers.

Rechnitz made sure to give all of his employees throughout California an opportunity to go for the jackpot. In areas where there were no 24-hour convenience stores, he offered local mini-marts cash on an hourly basis in order to stay open so as to enable his workers a chance to buy the lotto ticket.

Each ticket that Rechnitz purchased was attached to a card on which he wrote: “We will provide the ticket. You provide the dream.”

Read more: http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/US-Jewish-philanthropist-bought-Powerball-ticket-for-lucky-employee-441597



WOW. What a great story

Well, shit. I hate to do it, but I JUST read this update saying NO ONE in Ca has come forward yet:

POMONA NURSE IS NOT THE CHINO HILLS POWERBALL JACKPOT WINNER
http://abc7news.com/society/is-nurse-the-jackpot-winner-lottery-officials-skeptical/1159542/

But the story of him buying all the tickets IS still true.

Muslim family's encounter with Gwinnett (Atl) police goes viral

Source: Atlanta Journal

A Muslim family's interaction with Gwinnett police officers on Thanksgiving weekend has gone viral.

In a Facebook post, Georgia resident Zanub Rizvi wrote that she was driving her daughter and mother-in-law to a religious gathering when she was rear-ended.

All the police officers and paramedics that responded to the accident were white males, she said.

She said it was "obvious" from their dress that they were a Muslim family, but she was "surprised" by how they treated to her.

Read more: http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/muslim-familys-encounter-gwinnett-police-goes-vira/npcwX/

Rancher’s wife: ‘I saw them murder my husband’

Source: Miami Herald

The family of an Adams County rancher involved in an encounter with two sheriff’s deputies says the deputies killed him in a “completely unjustified” shooting.
Survivors of Jack Yantis, the 62-year-old who died a week ago in the darkness on U.S. 95 north of Council, say they will pursue claims against Adams County for Yantis’ death.

Donna Yantis spent her 63rd birthday Thursday at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, where she has been recovering from a heart attack she suffered after her husband was killed. Provided by the Yantis family
Family members have shared with the Statesman their account of what happened last Sunday night. The account is in written statements prepared with attorneys the family hired after the incident, a video statement Donna Yantis made from her Boise hospital bed, and a draft transcript the lawyers prepared of one family member’s account of what happened.

The Statesman also interviewed several family members, including Rowdy Paradis, a nephew of the couple’s who said he witnessed the shootings.
“Law enforcement should be trained to de-escalate situations,” said Rowdy Paradis. “In this case, I stood 10 feet away and watched two deputies escalate the situation and needlessly kill a man.”



Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article43673037.html



Once again, taxpayers are going to shell out millions for this arrogance.

Multiple deaths, injuries reported after car hits Okla. St. parade crowd

Source: Fox Sports

Three people reportedly have been killed with many others injured after a car crashed into a crowd attending the Oklahoma State homecoming parade Saturday morning.

According to News On 6, a car traveling at a high speed crashed into parade-goers. The station is also reporting that a motorcyclist was hit, and it could be a police unit. The station said the car was not part of the parade.

Dave Kapple of Houston told the Stillwater News Press that he and his son were about 10 feet away when they saw a vehicle barreling into the crowd.

"We heard somebody scream, 'Look out!.' (He) plowed through a police motorcycle, and then a crowd of people," Kapple said. "People were flying everywhere."

Read more: http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/oklahoma-state-cowboys-fatalities-vehicle-runs-into-parade-crowd-102415

Martin Shkreli has history of tough tactics

http://bostoninnews.com/biotech-exec-martin-shkreli-has-history-of-tough-tactics/

More back story on this douchbag. Navidea's stock still hasnt returned to where it was when Martin started his campaign to destroy a new cancer drug.

This guy needs his ass kicked

Cop's photo with man who tried to stab him last year goes viral: ‘I am ecstatic now to learn that he

Source: NY Daily News

A North Carolina cop's uplifting Facebook photo showing his run-in with a man who tried to stab him last year has gone viral.

Raleigh Police Officer JD Boyd took to Facebook after randomly reuniting with a former suspect who nearly killed him, posting an image of the two new pals grinning side-by-side along with a touching message.

"Almost a year ago this man and I were involved in a major altercation where he tried to stab me in the head and I nearly shot him," he wrote in the post. "Today we ran into each other again."

The cop, who's seen in uniform with his arms around an unidentified man, said he learned the man changed his ways after serving time in prison.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/n-photo-man-stab-viral-article-1.2358141



A GOOD story for a change.

Venezuela’s Food Shortages Trigger Long Lines, Hunger and Looting

Source: WSJ

LA SIBUCARA, Venezuela—Hours after they looted and set fire to a National Guard command post in this sun-baked corner of Venezuela earlier this month, a mob infuriated by worsening food shortages rammed trucks into the smoldering edifice, reducing it mostly to rubble.

The incident was just one of numerous violent clashes that have flared in pockets around the country in recent weeks as Venezuelans wait for hours in long supermarket lines for basics like milk and rice. Shortages have made hunger a palpable concern for many Wayuu Indians who live here at the northern tip of Venezuela’s 1,300-mile border with Colombia.

‘We are going very hungry here and the children are suffering a lot.’
—María Palma, 55, of La Sibucara
The soldiers had been deployed to stem rampant food smuggling and price speculation, which President Nicolás Maduro blames for triple-digit inflation and scarcity. But after they seize contraband goods, the troops themselves often become targets of increasingly desperate people.

“What’s certain is that we are going very hungry here and the children are suffering a lot,” said María Palma, a 55-year-old grandmother who on a recent blistering hot day had been standing in line at the grocery store since 3 a.m. before walking away empty-handed at midday.

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/venezuelas-food-shortages-trigger-long-lines-hunger-and-looting-1440581400



Maduro's approval rating is lower than George W Bush's and Congress. If THAT doesn't spell "failure" I dont know what does.
It's only a matter of time before the people rise against the criminals running their country into the ground, imo.

France train shooting: Hollande thanks 'heroes' who foiled gunman

Source: BBC

French President Francois Hollande has thanked three American men hailed as heroes for overpowering a heavily-armed gunman on a train in northern France.
The incident happened on the high-speed Thalys service near Arras on Friday. A 26-year-old Moroccan man was arrested.
One of the Americans said they took an AK-47 assault rifle and a handgun from the attacker as they saw him walk down the aisle of the train.
One of the Americans and another passenger were seriously hurt.
In a press conference on Saturday, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the suspect's identity had yet to be confirmed, but it was believed that he had radical Islamist beliefs.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34023361



They were also awarded the" Legion d'honneur"

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34037580
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