Dallas man exonerated via testing rape kit backlog

MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014

While I was on vacation in Mexico last week, Texas last week saw its first exoneration in which the District Attorney proactively tested samples from rape kit backlogs and the exoneree had pled out, long ago served his time, and was not actively sought DNA testing. Reported Mark Berman at The Washington Post(July 25):

In 1990, Michael Phillips was convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl at a motel in Dallas, Tex., where they both lived. Phillips pleaded guilty because, he said later, his attorney told him that as a black man who had been accused of raping a white teenager, he should try to avoid a jury trial. He went to prison for a dozen years and, after his release, spent another six months in jail after failing to register as a sex offender

Pregnant Woman Put in Chοkehold During Arrest Over Illegal Grilling

Pregnant Woman Put in Chοkehold During Arrest Over Illegal Grilling

Although the NYPD officially bans the use of chοkeholds, Eric Garner recently passed away after being placed in one and now video has surfaced of what appears to be a pregnant woman being placed in a chοkehold. During an incident caught on video, a 7 months pregnant Brooklyn woman, Rosan Miller, 27, wrestles with an […]

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Another Mother Arrested for Giving Birth While Addicted to Drugs

Another Mother Arrested for Giving Birth While Addicted to Drugs

Even though research studies show that the best way to curb addiction is through treatment, some states are passing laws which criminalize drug addiction. In the latest arrest, a Memphis, Tenn. mother was taken into custody after she and her newborn daughter tested positive for heroin, opiates, and marijuana. Jamillah Washington was taken to jail […]

July 29, 2014 Read More

 

Kentucky State University’s president gives a chunk of his salary to his employees

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July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Yolanda Spivey Dr. Raymond Burse, interim president at Kentucky State University (KSU), has requested a pay decrease in order to give 24 lower paid university employees raises. Dr. Burse, whose incoming salary was at…

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LCRA to crack down on those who pump water illegally

Posted: 6:43 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2014

As drought-wary Central Texas moves into the hottest, driest part of the summer, every drop of water counts — and the Lower Colorado River Authority is ready to crack down on people who draw from the Highland Lakes or lower Colorado River without a valid contract.

The LCRA estimates there are about 6,000 pumps running from the Highland Lakes to homeowners’ yards. Some are being operated legally, and others are not — something the river authority hoped to fix by beefing up enforcement. Additional personnel will be brought in from other departments, including the LCRA Rangers, to perform increased lake patrols beginning Aug. 1.

Medicare Experiment Could Signal Sea Change For Hospice

By Michelle Andrews
JUL 29, 2014

This KHN story can be republished for free. (details)

Diane Meier is the director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, a national organization that aims to increase the number of palliative care programs in hospitals and elsewhere for patients with serious illnesses. Meier is also a professor of geriatrics and palliative medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. We spoke about a recently launched pilot program under the health law that allows hospice patients participating in the pilot to continue to receive life-prolonging treatment. This is an edited  version of that conversation.

Q. There’s a lot of confusion about how hospice care differs from palliative care. Maybe we should start by clearing up what those terms mean.

Airbnb Has Banned The Condo Squatters For Life

 

The two men refusing to leave a Palm Springs, California, condo rented through Airbnb have vowed to squat again. But the squatters, Maksym Pashanin and Denys Pashanin, won’t be finding their next victim through Airbnb, the company says.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/airbnb-bans-squatters-for-life-2014-7#ixzz38uE2XVIe

McDonald’s Franchisees Just Scored A Major Victory

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s Corp. says it has been notified by a labor regulator that it can be named a “joint employer” for workers in its franchisee-owned restaurants.The decision by the National Labor Relations Board was being closely watched because it could potentially expose McDonald’s to liability for the working conditions in its franchisees’ stores.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/mcdonalds-franchisees-just-scored-a-major-victory-2014-7#ixzz38uChZYks

Here’s What The Numbers On Your Credit Card Really Mean

 

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Thomas Cooper / Getty Images

The string of digits presented on the front of a credit or debit card is enough to confuse even the smartest of shoppers.Yet, each number plays a crucial role in identifying the card provider, bank, and account information, as well as providing a security check.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/credit-card-numbers-meaning-2014-7#ixzz38uBWl9eq

Dentists for Medicaid Reform

Lubbock Home School Coalition Sues Texas Ethics Commission

LUBBOCK, TX — The Lubbock-based Texas Home School Coalition filed a lawsuit Friday morning against the Texas Ethics Commission and Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney Matt Powell.  The lawsuit seeks to stop either Powell or the commission from enforcing “severe and unjustifiable burdens on THSC’s right to engage in protected speech on matters of public concern.”

Muslim Company Forcing Christian Employees to Wear Headscarfs

Jul 22, 2014

muslimchristianhijabA Muslim-owned arts-and-crafts store in Dearborn, Michigan is forcing its female Christian employees to wear traditional Islamic headscarves while on the job.

According to local reports, Khilāf Krafts began requiring its eight female employees to wear hijabs last week, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, which gave religious rights to family-owned businesses.

Biomolecular and medical issued an alert for lipsticks containing lead, which is a carcinogen!

Good information!

ATTENTION WOMEN ...!!
Posted by Dr. Claudia Pirisi, Oncologist.
men:
Do not forget to pass this message to their wives, girlfriends, friends or colleagues.
Women: Lip Care for using!

Dr. Elizabeth Ayoub, biomolecular and medical is issued an alert for lipsticks containing lead, which is a carcinogen.
Recently the brand 'Red Earth' decreased prices of R $ 67.00 to R $ 9.90!
Why? Because it contained lead.
The brands that contain lead are:

CLINIQUE
ESTÉE LAUDER
SHISEIDO
RED EARTH (Lip Gloss)
CHANEL (Lip Conditioner)
MARK AMERICA
MOTIVES
LIPSTICK
AVON

The higher the lead content, the greater the risk of causing cancer. After doing a test on lipsticks, lip was observed in the highest level of lead AVON. Care for those lipsticks which are supposed to have greater fixation. If your lipstick is fixed but is due to high levels of lead.
Take this test:
1. Put some lipstick on your hand;
2. With a gold ring on this lipstick pass it;
3. If the lipstick color changes to black, then you know that contains lead.
Please send this information to all your friends.
SHARE!!!!!!!

ATTENTION WOMEN …!!
Posted by Dr. Claudia Pirisi, Oncologist.
men:
Do not forget to pass this message to their wives, girlfriends, friends or colleagues.
Women: Lip Care for using!

Dr. Elizabeth Ayoub, biomolecular and medical is issued an alert for lipsticks containing lead, which is a carcinogen.
Recently the brand ‘Red Earth’ decreased prices of R $ 67.00 to R $ 9.90!
Why? Because it contained lead.
The brands that contain lead are:

CLINIQUE
ESTÉE LAUDER
SHISEIDO
RED EARTH (Lip Gloss)
CHANEL (Lip Conditioner)
MARK AMERICA
MOTIVES
LIPSTICK
AVON

Homeless Man’s Astounding Act Of Kindness Leaves Pranksters In Awe, Teaches Us Valuable Lesson

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As this man proves, you don’t have to have a lot to help others.

In the video above, YouTube users ModelPrankstersTV, decided to offer two homeless men the opportunity to win $100 in an arm wrestling competition. The men weren’t told that whoever lost the contest would get a $50 consolation prize, but, ultimately, it was the pranksters who ended up being truly surprised.

Donald Sterling loses preliminary ruling; Clippers sale on?

Josh Peter, USA TODAY Sports  5:56 p.m. EDT July 28, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Shelly Sterling — and the Los Angeles Clippers — scored a clean sweep over Donald Sterling on Monday when a California judge issued a preliminary ruling that paves the way for the $2 billion sale of the team.

Cisco Executive: An Internet Troll Is Ruining My Life And Now I’m Fighting Back

 

What if you woke up one day and found that someone had posted a litany of unfounded accusations about you on a website?What if you tried to ignore the website but then discovered it was popping up at the top of search results on your name, keeping you from getting job offers, making people at work snicker about you behind your back, even interfering with some of your friendships?

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ciscos-surya-panditi-fights-troll-2014-7#ixzz38nbS9sIu

A 24-Year-Old Allegedly Used A Simple But Brilliant Scam To Cheat Apple Out Of $300,000

  

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Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

Sharron Laverne Parrish Jr.

Sharron Laverne Parrish Jr., 24, allegedly scammed Apple not once, but 42 times, according to Tampa Bay Times’ Patty Ryan.

According to a Secret Service criminal complaint, filed by special agent Bryan Halliwell and investigators associated with Apple and Chase Bank, Parrish allegedly tricked Apple Store employees in 16 states starting around December 2012 into accepting fake authorization codes to purchase $309,768 worth of Apple goods.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/sharron-laverne-parrish-jr-charged-with-apple-credit-card-scam-2014-7#ixzz38naP5oY2

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