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BradAllison's Journal
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March 25, 2022

(QUEERTY) People are convinced Marsha Blackburn showed up to work drunk today


OK, OK. Criticizing a person’s looks, even when they’re homophobic, is unkind. We apologize. Especially since Blackburn’s hair isn’t even the most outrageous part of this story. It’s what she said about one of President Biden’s judicial nominees during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that’s truly offensive.

Blackburn said she opposed the nomination of Andre Mathis, who is Black, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit because of his extensive “rap sheet.”

“He has a rap sheet with a laundry list of citations, including multiple failures to appear in court,” she said. “In Tennessee, we expect our judges to respect the law. If Mr. Mathis thought he was above the law before, imagine how he’ll conduct himself if he’s confirmed as a federal judge.”

A rap sheet is a list of someone’s previous arrests and convictions. In Mathis’ case, he doesn’t have any. But he did get three speeding tickets over a decade ago, one of which was for going 5 miles over the speed limit.
March 14, 2022

Young mother killed after accidentally shot by toddler playing with gun; father in custody


DOLTON, Ill. (WLS) -- A young mother is dead after her toddler accidentally shot and killed her Saturday in Dolton, according to police.

A family's life was changed in an instant while sitting in a Food-4-Less parking lot.

Police said a 3-year-old boy got hold of a gun in the back seat of his parent's car and began playing with the weapon. It discharged, hitting his mother, 22-year-old Dejah Bennet, in the neck.

She died a short time later.

"This could have been prevented," said Dolton trustee and crisis responder Andrew Holmes.

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