There are many good law enforcement officers in the United States who take seriously their duty to serve and protect the citizenry; but, as referenced all too often in media reports, there are many police officers who are themselves criminals.
A Houston honor student was thrown behind bars for 24 hours and ordered to pay a $100 fine after missing too many days of school. Diane Tran has been working two jobs to help support her siblings since her parents separated. Texas law allows only 10 absences over six months.
The United States, Australia, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Canada have joined together, expelling Syrian diplomats in the wake of a massacre in the Syrian village of Houla. Many victims, including infants and children, were shot at close range.
Thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request, bloggers and social media users now know the hundreds of words that they should avoid using online to keep from being scrutinized by the Department of Homeland Security.
Chris Hayes, host of MSNBC’s “Up,” apologized after making disparaging remarks about fallen soldiers. As families prepared to remember their loved ones on Memorial Day, Hayes expressed contempt for the word “hero.”
Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) shocked students at the University of Massachusetts when he referred to the Trayon Martin shooting during his commencement speech. Frank noted that the joke wasn’t a new one. In fact, it was the fourth time he used it this year.
What happens to Catholic priests who are kicked out of the church for allegations of sexual abuse? One in Philadelphia works for none other than the Transportation Security Administration: Thomas Harkins, a former Catholic priest who was removed from the ministry over sex abuse allegations.
The President, realizing that his opponent in the upcoming election became a very wealthy man because of private equity investments, is making claims that don’t add up. “If your main argument for how to grow the economy is, ‘I knew how to make a lot of money for investors,’ then you’re missing what this job is about,” he said.
Judging by the way the U.S. government spends money, it is hard to believe that American citizens are two times more likely to identify as economically conservative than liberal. According to a recent Gallup poll, 46 percent of Americans consider themselves “total conservatives” on matters concerning economics.
Despite the complaints of women on campus, the University of Arkansas at Ft. Smith is being forced to allow a 38-year-old male student to use women’s restrooms. The male student wishes to be known as Jennifer Braly and refers to himself as a person with “Gender Identity Disorder.”