Is it legal for the police to shoot an unarmed, surrendered citizen?

Warning: Wonkish material ahead.  I personally love details and I hope a few people tackle the article because it’s very informative… Daily Kos Across the years in the United States, police officers have consistently been found not guilty in the shooting deaths of countless unarmed, non-violent citizens.Kendrec McDade comes to mind. So does Amadou Diallo. Sean Bell… More Is it legal for the police to shoot an unarmed, surrendered citizen?

GOP Official Stands By 9/11 Tweet Accusing Obama of al-Qaeda Alliance

We’re still calling out the crazies… Mediaite Some chose to honor the twelfth anniversary of the September 11 attacks with a moment of silence, others through solemn speeches. Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey, on the other hand, had this to tweet: As one can imagine, criticism was swift, both from the Twitterverse and from Ramsey’s political… More GOP Official Stands By 9/11 Tweet Accusing Obama of al-Qaeda Alliance

Tea Partiers: U.S. ‘can no longer afford compromise and bipartisanship’

Oh my goodness, the craziness coming out of the GOP never ceases to amaze me… The Maddow Blog A few incumbent Republican senators have primary opponents to worry about — most notably Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) — but Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) doesn’t appear to be one of them. The two-term senator and… More Tea Partiers: U.S. ‘can no longer afford compromise and bipartisanship’

Gun Group Raffles Off Assault Rifle Model Used In Newtown Shooting To ‘Resist Barack Obama’

The First Amendment’s provision of the Right to LIFE, liberty and the pursuit of happiness/property (depending on whose version of the U.S Constitution you read) actually trumps “2nd amendment rights”. Those 20 children and 6 adults killed in Newtown had the right to LIFE. The only “right to life” these folks know is the one that… More Gun Group Raffles Off Assault Rifle Model Used In Newtown Shooting To ‘Resist Barack Obama’

Four-Year-Old Shoots, Kills Deputy’s Wife At Tennessee Cookout

Set aside gun control laws for a second.  The gun owner, a sheriff’s deputy was undoubtedly trained on the proper use and possession of a firearm.  How could this have happened?  What was the gun owner thinking? TPM Authorities say a 4-year-old boy grabbed a loaded gun at a family cookout and accidentally shot and killed the… More Four-Year-Old Shoots, Kills Deputy’s Wife At Tennessee Cookout

James Yeager, CEO Who Threatened To ‘Start Killing People,’ Has Gun Permit Suspended

That was quick… The Huffington Post James Yeager, the CEO who recently threatened to “start killing people” if President Barack Obama pursued an expansion on gun control, has had his gun permit suspended. Authorities with the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security told Newschannel 5 the suspension was based on “material likelihood of risk of harm to the… More James Yeager, CEO Who Threatened To ‘Start Killing People,’ Has Gun Permit Suspended

Republican candidate posts his gun on Facebook: ‘Welcome to Tennessee, Mr. Obama’

These Tea party characters will never learn:  Barack Obama is the President of the United States, not some damned “runaway slave”.  I’m sure this guy will get a visit from The United States Secret Service. The Raw Story A Republican nominee for Congress is defending his decision to post a photo of his gun on… More Republican candidate posts his gun on Facebook: ‘Welcome to Tennessee, Mr. Obama’

Tea Party Group Fined For Booking 1,600 Rooms In Vegas, Not Paying For Them

I know that the value called integrity has pretty much left politics in general, but why didn’t the Tea Party head of Las Vegas Operations at the time consider making a deal to pay some portion of the money to the hotel? The Huffington Post Apparently what doesn’t happen in Vegas also stays in Vegas. A judge… More Tea Party Group Fined For Booking 1,600 Rooms In Vegas, Not Paying For Them