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Armed robber was never told to report to prison

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.

So Anderson didn't report. He spent the next 13 years turning his life around — getting married, raising three kids, learning a trade. He made no effort to conceal his identity or whereabouts. Anderson paid taxes and traffic tickets, renewed his driver's license and registered his businesses.

Not until last year did the Missouri Department of Corrections discover the clerical error that kept him free. Now he's fighting for release, saying authorities missed their chance to incarcerate him.
http://news.yahoo.com/armed-robber-never-told-report-prison-195146743.html
... oops

Still it is ridiculous to take a man who by any measure is a rehabilitation success story and put him behind bars to cover a clerical mistake.

Interesting interpretation... Did Jesus speak of homosexuality?

Matthew 19:
4And He answered and said, "Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE, 5and said, 'FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH '? 6"So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate."…
Which is an afirmation of traditional marriage. But later He says:

11But He said to them, "Not all men can accept this statement, but only those to whom it has been given.
interpreted to mean marriage is not for all men. And:

12"For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother's womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are also eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to accept this, let him accept it."

Eunichs made by men refers to those physically mutilated. Eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven are those who choose celibacy. Eunichs from the womb can be interpreted in several ways. One interpretation obviously is those who are impotent. Another possible interpretation is men who are born not attracted to women.
If one is willing to accept these interpretations, Jesus is acknowledging homosexuality without condemnation. Instead he is giving leave that a homosexual is free to not join with a woman.
Is this not tacit acceptance of homosexuality?

Good news out of Chicago

CPD: 2014 sees lowest 1st-quarter murder total in 56 years
April 1, 2014 (CHICAGO) -- Chicago's first-quarter murder total this year hit its lowest number since 1958, police say.

The first three months of the year saw 6 fewer murders than the same time frame in 2013--a 9 percent drop--and 55 fewer murders than 2012, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

There were 90 fewer shootings and 119 fewer shooting victims, drops of 26 and 29 percent respectively, according to police statistics. Compared to the first quarter of 2012, there have been 222 fewer shootings and 292 fewer shooting victims.

Overall crime is down 25 percent from last year, and police said more than 1,300 illegal guns were recovered in the last three months.
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local/chicago_news&id=9487263
Granted it is only one quarter and no single solution can cure the complex problem of urban violence, but at least the numbers are moving in the right direction.

Police identify teens fatally shot by janitor

Two teenagers allegedly shot to death by a maintenance worker at a west side apartment building were identified by Milwaukee police Thursday as Anmarie Miller, 17, and James Bell Jr., 19, both of Milwaukee.

The 39-year-old man accused of shooting the two Wednesday afternoon while he was being beaten with a baseball bat is being held in the Milwaukee County Jail on possible homicide charges.

The shootings were reported about 1 p.m. Wednesday at an apartment building in the 1400 block of N. 27th St.

Police said an argument occurred between the janitor and three people: the teens and a 20-year-old man.
http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/janitor-jailed-in-shooting-deaths-of-2-teens-during-beating-b99224501z1-250188151.html?ipad=y
How does being attacked by three people, being held and beaten with a bat lead to two 1st degree murder charges?

10 questions

To see if we can find common ground to have discussions.

1. I think “shall not be infringed” should be interpreted (only as applies to an active militia, very narrowly, very broadly, absolutely)

2. I think gun control legislation should focus on the (guns/owners/both)

3. I think everyone has a right to defend themselves even if it means an attacker could be killed

4. I think all shooting deaths should go to a grand jury, even if it clearly is self defense

5. I think if a person is exonerated under self-defense at any stage they should have civil immunity

6. I think partial bans are reasonable e.g. the former AWB

7. I think total bans are reasonable e.g. pre-Heller/McDonald D.C./Chicago

8. I think inflammatory labels and accusations are counterproductive to making any change in the status of gun control

9. I have taken or will take action, beyond posting on the internet, to support gun control

10. I support the plank of the DNC
“We recognize that the individual right to bear arms is an important part of the American tradition, and we will preserve Americans' Second Amendment right to own and use firearms. We believe that the right to own firearms is subject to reasonable regulation. We understand the terrible consequences of gun violence; it serves as a reminder that life is fragile, and our time here is limited and precious. We believe in an honest, open national conversation about firearms. We can focus on effective enforcement of existing laws, especially strengthening our background check system, and we can work together to enact commonsense improvements--like reinstating the assault weapons ban and closing the gun show loophole--so that guns do not fall into the hands of those irresponsible, law-breaking few”
as written. –if no, please explain

Russian aggression will make Pentagon cuts a harder sell

WASHINGTON - While headline claims of a Cold War resurgence are surely overstated, Russia’s aggression in Ukraine reminds Pentagon policymakers that their plans to shift U.S. military focus away from Europe may have to be tweaked.

Previously announced Pentagon spending cuts will still be included in the budget President Obama sends Congress on Tuesday. But they now face an even harder sell on Capitol Hill, where home-state interests and election-year politics often prevail along with a bipartisan predilection for bombast.

Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, senior Republican on the Armed Services Committee, blamed Obama for having already cut projected Pentagon funding by $487 ­billion over 10 years.

“His disarming of America over the past five years limits our options in Ukraine today,” Inhofe said in a statement Monday.
http://www.startribune.com/politics/248298041.html
Once again "It's Obama's fault"

Minnesota cops sue NFL over gun ban

Minnesota cops sue NFL over gun ban
By David Hanners
dhanners@pioneerpress.com
POSTED: 02/18/2014 12:01:00 AM CST | UPDATED: 28 MIN. AGO

Minnesota's largest police group and police union are suing the NFL and the Vikings, claiming the league's new ban on off-duty cops carrying their guns to games is illegal.

The Minnesota law that allows businesses to bar weapons specifically exempts "active licensed" peace officers, and state law trumps NFL rules, the lawsuit says.

But the National Football League disagrees, saying the law doesn't apply to it. Although an NFL spokesman declined to comment on the suit, when police officials complained about the policy last fall, the league's security chief said a ticket to a game is a license that teams can revoke at will -- and being an armed off-duty cop is reason enough.

The NFL said that between on-duty officers assigned to games and rent-a-cops, there are enough guns inside NFL stadiums, and the league worries about "blue-on-blue" shootings.
http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_25172868/minnesota-police-group-sues-nfl-over-no-handgun
Cops vs NFL...

Minnesota cops sue NFL over gun ban

Minnesota cops sue NFL over gun ban
By David Hanners
dhanners@pioneerpress.com
POSTED: 02/18/2014 12:01:00 AM CST | UPDATED: 28 MIN. AGO

Minnesota's largest police group and police union are suing the NFL and the Vikings, claiming the league's new ban on off-duty cops carrying their guns to games is illegal.

The Minnesota law that allows businesses to bar weapons specifically exempts "active licensed" peace officers, and state law trumps NFL rules, the lawsuit says.

But the National Football League disagrees, saying the law doesn't apply to it. Although an NFL spokesman declined to comment on the suit, when police officials complained about the policy last fall, the league's security chief said a ticket to a game is a license that teams can revoke at will -- and being an armed off-duty cop is reason enough.

The NFL said that between on-duty officers assigned to games and rent-a-cops, there are enough guns inside NFL stadiums, and the league worries about "blue-on-blue" shootings.
http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_25172868/minnesota-police-group-sues-nfl-over-no-handgun
Cops vs NFL...

Gun sales are plunging

Google dump

Gun sales are plunging

Sales of guns and ammo are losing steam after a frenzied run-up sparked by fears of greater restrictions in the wake of the Newtown shooting and other massacres.

Background checks by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, considered to be the most accurate means of tracking gun sales, plunged by a third in January compared to the year before. There were about 1.66 million background checks last month, and nearly 2.5 million in January the year before.

In the past two years, gun shop owners and consumers have complained of ammunition shortages and a dearth in fast-selling semiautomatic rifles and high-capacity magazines, even as manufacturing ramped up.
http://money.cnn.com/2014/02/14/news/companies/guns-ammo-sales/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

MAIG removes members list from website after Bloomberg embarrassment exposed

The full coalition members roster is no longer posted on the Mayors Against Illegal Guns website, and the disappearance happened right after Gun Rights Examiner questioned why Michael Bloomberg was still listed for New York City and pointed out that successor Bill de Blasio had not yet committed to joining the group.

There’s no argument that it could just be a coincidence, and that the site could be undergoing upgrades, but the timing certainly seems open to question. The roster was present on the site on Saturday, when this column pointed out hostility between the former mayor and his replacement (a screenshot was included to show the segment of the New York roster still featuring Bloomberg), and by Monday, the first workday after that column was published, the drop down menu to identify members by state and city had disappeared from the coalition page. Four days later, at this writing, that roster is still not re-posted, and while it’s possible updating the website is not a priority, it’s also possible the removal was directed.

There is no love lost between the two. Bloomberg had criticized de Blasio’s campaign as “racist,” and de Blasio “made a winning campaign out of tarnishing Bloomberg's legacy.” So the new mayor’s conspicuous absence from the MAIG roster, along with press accounts to show he has not made joining a priority, leads to fair speculation that he might be intentionally, perhaps permanently holding out. The equally anti-gun de Blasio might prefer to head up his own efforts as opposed to following Bloomberg’s lead, and he might even want to stick it to a man he doesn’t like by withdrawing the coalition’s flagship city.

It could be, as the Brady Campaign found out when his hatchet man slapped them down over who had claim to using anti-gun celebrities, that Bloomberg will find the biggest impediment to his assuming command of the “gun control” movement is people with egos as big as his having good reasons to personally detest him. Perhaps that will prove to be his Achilles Heel.
http://www.examiner.com/article/maig-removes-members-list-from-website-after-bloomberg-embarrassment-exposed
Interesting that such a high profile group who prides itself on representing wide based common cause would delete their list.
http://www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org/html/members/members.shtml
As it has been down nearly a month it seems to not be just a maintenance issue.
I emailed them for an explanation and will post any reply
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