Day: June 12, 2012

George Zimmerman’s Wife Arrested

Shellie Zimmerman, wife of George Zimmerman

NewsOne

Shellie Zimmerman, wife of George Zimmerman, 28, the man charged with the murder of  17-year-old Trayvon Martin, has been arrested on perjury charges, reports theOrlando Sentinel.

According to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were alerted by prosecutors that a warrant had been issued for Shellie Zimmerman, 25. She was arrested about 3:30 p.m. “at the location she was residing in Seminole County,” deputies said in a statement.

She was booked on a perjury charge, with bond set at $1,000. She is currently “in the process of posting bond,” deputies said.

See Shellie Zimmerman’s arrest warrant here.

As previously reported by NewsOne, Prosecutor Bernie De la Rionda presented Judge Ken Lester with a partial transcript of telephone conversations Zimmerman had with his wife from jail. Discussing the amount of money they had, Zimmerman spoke in code to tell his wife how to make fund transfers. The code referred to amounts of “$15″ in place of “$150,000.”

When Shellie Zimmerman was asked at the bond hearing how much money was raised from the website, she said, “Currently, I do not know.”

Dallas Pastor Frederick Haynes III Defends Obama’s Declaration For Marriage Equality

Frederick Haynes

Lawrence O’Donnell showed this video on his show last.  O’Donnell was contrasting Terry Jones, who hung the President’s image in effigy to Pastor Frederick Haynes who simply wanted to educate his congregation.

I was absolutely floored by this man’s passion on the subject of marriage equality and how members of the Church slowly came around to understanding what Dr. Haynes was saying.

In the end they gave him thunderous applause as a sign of approval

Good News, Liberals: ‘Crazy’ Michele Bachmann Is Back

Michele Bachmann

Hey, we’re just “sorting out the crazies”…

The Huffington Post

The Atlantic:

Remember when Michele Bachmann was the crazy right-wing congresswoman liberals loved to hate? The one who could be counted on to make inflammatory, nutty-sounding accusations on a regular basis, like when she said the media should investigate and expose the “anti-American views” of congressional liberals?

Read the whole story at The Atlantic

 

KKK seeks to ‘Adopt-A-Highway’ in Georgia

Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members at 2009 rally (Flickr/Arete13)

I would say “only in Georgia”, but it happened in another state as well…

The Raw Story

The state of Georgia is in a bind after a local Ku Klux Klan (KKK) group filed a request to join the state’s Adopt-A-Highway program.

Records obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution show that the International Keystone Knights of the KKK in Union County has applied to “adopt” one mile of Route 515, located in the Appalachian Mountains near North Carolina. The state would be forced to give the group official recognition in the form of road signs bearing their name and other benefits in return for cleaning up litter on the stretch of highway.

A spokesperson for the Georgia Department of Transportation told Raw Story that he was aware of the request but could not say more.

The state of Missouri in 1999 argued that they could bar a KKK group from participating in the Adopt-A-Highway program without violating their First Amendment rights. With the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, the group eventually won after the state’s case was dismissed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Officials from the Georgia Department of Transportation were meeting with lawyers in the state attorney general’s office on Monday to decide how to proceed. In the end, the state could be forced to include the white supremacist group or end the program altogether.

Continue reading here…