Dr. Ben Carson Describes His Own Experience At The Point Of A Gun

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Recently, Ben Carson faced a criticism after he argued that the students in the Oregon community college should have tackled the gunman to prevent him from killing additional people. He went on a Sirius XM radio show to elaborate.

He also described his own experience being at the point of a gun at a Popeye’s restaurant.

(Updated post)


Big Fight Between Trump, Fox News

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Presidential candidate Donald Trump reportedly won’t appear on Fox News due to comments made about him and a lack of poll coverage on the network.  During Wednesday’s Fox News The Kelly File program, National Review’s Rich Lowry said, “Last debate, let’s be honest, Carly cut his balls off with the precision of a surgeon and he knows it.”

For its part, Fox News has said Donald Trump is upset because the network cancelled an interview with him.

The Donald has refused to back down from his boycott and he called for Lowry to be fined by the FCC.

However, The Washington Post states that “the FCC’s authority to regulate vulgarity extends only to over-the-air broadcasting. Fox News Channel…is solely on cable, and on cable you can say much worse than ‘balls.’”

Will the network budge and try to compromise?  According to MediaITE, Fox has released this statement:

“Fox News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes and Donald Trump spoke this morning and plan to have a meeting next week to discuss their differences of opinion regarding Fox’s coverage of Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign. Ailes will be joined by senior Fox editorial executives. Mr. Trump believes he has been treated unfairly in certain instances. FOX News has held every candidate in this race to the highest journalistic standards throughout our coverage. We believe a candid meeting about our differences is required and that any misunderstandings can be handled without compromising those standards.”




New Species in Human Lineage, Homo Naledi, Found in South African Cave

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Scientists have found more evidence possible human ancestors – Homo naledi – in a South African cave.

Salon writes:

“The discovery in South Africa of an inaccessible subterranean chamber filled with the broken bones of ancient human relatives — nobody yet knows quite how ancient — is exciting news indeed, and not only for specialists in paleoanthropology.”

The New York Times:

“Acting on a tip from spelunkers two years ago, scientists in South Africa discovered what the cavers had only dimly glimpsed through a crack in a limestone wall deep in the Rising Star cave: lots and lots of old bones.

“The remains covered the earthen floor beyond the narrow opening. This was, the scientists concluded, a large, dark chamber for the dead of a previously unidentified species of the early human lineage — Homo naledi.”

Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks helps to put the discovery into a (humorous) political context in the video.




Sick Story: Woman Sent To Psychiatric Ward Because Police Didn’t Believe She Owned Her Car

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A woman is suing New York City after she claims she was forced to spend eight days in a mental health facility and given a $13,000 (£8,500) bill because a police officer didn’t believe the BMW she was driving was hers, according to the British newspaper The Independent.

Kamilah Brock, 32, who is a banker, said that police had initially pulled her over at a red light in Harlem and asked her why her hands were not on the steering wheel. She said she was dancing because she was at a light. She was then asked to get out of the car.

She was detained in jail and later released without charges. When she went to get her BMW, the cops reportedly didn’t believe it was hers and sent her to Harlem hospital psychiatric ward.

“I just felt like from the moment I said I owned a BMW, I was looked at as a liar,” Brock told PIX 11.

According to the British newspaper The Daily Mail, records show that personnel at Harlem Hospital tried to make her deny that she owned a BMW, was a banker, and that President Barack Obama followed her on Twitter.

Medical staff believed that Brock had bi-polar disorder for her claims about the BMW, her job, and her social media account.

According to the Daily Mail, Brock’s lawyer Michael Lamonsoff says that his client told the truth the entire time and claims that Brock was discriminated against because she is black and a white woman would not have had the same experience.

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Tennis Player Tackled By NYPD

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Retired tennis star James Blake was tackled to the ground outside of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York on September 9th by a plainclothes police officer.

Was it racial profiling?  Blake, once a nationally-ranked tennis player, was waiting for a car to take him to the US Open when, he says, a plainclothes officer charged at him and tackled him the ground, writes The Gothamist.

Police Commissioner William Bratton insists that the tackle was not an example of racial profiling. The plainclothes officer has been placed on “modified assignment,” according to a statement released early this morning by the NYPD.

Blake was handcuffed for 15 minutes, while five officers reportedly held him against the outside of the hotel.

The officers were allegedly looking for a suspect involved in an investigation into fraudulently purchased cellphones, and “mistook” Blake for that individual.

Security footage released by the New York City Police Department on Friday confirms the incident.

After the 15 minutes in handcuffs, Blake was released.



Aide To Mike Huckabee Shuts Out Cruz From Kim Davis Rally

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At a rally on Tuesday, candidate Ted Cruz tried to get near county clerk Kim Davis of Kentucky, but was blocked by an aide of rival candidate Mike Huckabee.

Davis was recently put in jail for refusing to marry same-sex couples.

Cruz appeared with Matt Bevin, the Republican candidate for governor of Kentucky.

According to Wikipedia, “The Kentucky gubernatorial election will take place on November 3, 2015, to elect the Governor of Kentucky. Incumbent Democratic Governor Steve Beshear is not eligible to run for re-election to a third term due to term limits established by the Kentucky Constitution. Primary elections were held on May 19, 2015.”