Fourth Judicial District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn said the charges were dropped because it is “highly unlikely and improbably that the Chimney Tops II fire would have left the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and reached Gatlinburg. Dunn said an investigation on the fire at Chimney Tops fire is now complete and because of weather conditions, prosecutors are unable to prove criminal responsibility of the two juveniles beyond a reasonable doubt.
“Once the investigation confirmed multiple fires with multiple points of origin, it became impossible to prove which fire may have caused the death of an individual or damage to a particular structure,” said Dunn. “Based upon this evidence, the State’s case was narrowed to prosecuting conduct that occurred wholly within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.”
“The City failed them when they adopted a policy of restraint and issued stand-down orders, caring more about the public perception that they feared would result with increased police presence than preventing what were clearly preventable riots,” the lawyer for the businesses suing the city said.
If you recall, during the riots, the police were told to stand down and we were all told we had to let people protest as they see fit because they were angry.
In the meantime, businesses in Baltimore bore the brunt of it. Businesses that were not involved in the death of Freddie Gray, could not have helped him, and were not voicing opinions on the occurrence.
These business owners had to sit back and watched their businesses were busted up, looted, burned to the ground, etc. as the cops stood by doing nothing to stop the riots or defend the businesses. These were real people that paid the price for something they were not involved in, because the USA’s snowflakes have decided that the best way to protest is to destroy their own towns, communities, and neighbors, and then cry about their situations later.
Personally, I wish these business owners the best and I hope they win.
- believes the gunman “had no concrete plan to inflict violence” against Republicans,
- “had not yet clarified who, if anyone, he planned to target, or why,”
- believes he may have just “happened upon” the baseball game the morning of June 14, and that the attack appeared “spontaneous,”
- are unclear on the “context” of Hodgkinson’s note with six names of members of Congress,
- does not believe that photographs of the baseball field or other sites “represented surveillance of intended targets,” and
- “painted a picture of a down-on-his-luck man with few future prospects.”
In fact, USA Today went with “FBI offers portrait of troubled Alexandria shooter with ‘anger management problem’” for their headline, since that’s what the FBI emphasized in the briefing.
If you have a moment, read the above full article. This was really, really bizarre. And completely unacceptable.
She was willing.
But, she told Fayetteville police, when the sex turned violent, she told the man to stop. He didn’t listen.
She thought what happened to her was rape, but she found out that under North Carolina law a woman is not allowed to back out of sex once it is underway.
“It’s really stupid,” Palmer, 19, said of the law. “If I tell you no and you kept going, that’s rape.”
In 1979, the North Carolina Supreme Court, in State v. Way, ruled that women cannot revoke consent after sexual intercourse begins.
Full article: N.C. law: Woman can’t back out of sex once underway
Wow. I don’t even know where to go with this one. My brain immediately took on the ways this could go bad or go well.
OK, so my initial reaction to this is that it is completely insane. In this woman’s situation, if the sex became violent and she didn’t want to take part in that, she should have had the right to say no, this needs to stop. And when he refused, yes, I would call that rape.
My mind is in a uproar over this, however, because we all know damn well that some woman somewhere is going to claim she told the guy half way through that she wanted to stop and was then raped. Whether she actually told him to stop or not. I mean, how the hell do you prove that she did or did not tell him to stop half way through?!
BUT! Either party should be allowed to say stop at any time during the act and have that respected. It’s still your body, and sex takes an intense amount of trust to engage in.
Let me know what you think here, guys. What’s your take on this?
Specifically, the Senate Judiciary Committee announced last week it will hold hearings to “examine then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s involvement in the Clinton email server investigation.”
Boy, I hope so. And it’s about time. I am sick to damn death of the dems beating dead horses when it comes to the repubs, but getting off scott free when they screw the pooch. Enough is enough. No matter what side the garbage is coming from, it needs to be taken out. And the truth is important no matter who is involved as well.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton escaped criminal charges last year, but her legal troubles may not be over — the Arkansas state bar has promised a decision by next month on disciplinary action.
And the State Department continues to probe Mrs. Clinton’s mishandling of classified information, with an eye toward deciding whether she and several top aides should maintain their access to classified information at the State Department.
“The department’s investigation is ongoing,” State officials said in a letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley, which the Iowa Republican released earlier this month.
The department said Mrs. Clinton still has access to documents created or reviewed during her time in office. Meanwhile, some seven aides have access to limited classified information, the department confirmed.
It said their access is also under review.
Wow. That’s some serious stuff you got yourself into there, Hillary. Nice job.
Note: haven’t seen the MSM discussing this much.
Oh, lovely. It appears more and more voter fraud is coming to light.
So according to this, arrest warrants have been issued in Texas as 700 suspicious ballots are being scrutinized.
Authorities have issued their first arrest warrant in the Dallas County voter fraud case that roiled the May municipal elections in West Dallas and Grand Prairie, causing 700 suspicious mail-in ballots to be sequestered.
According to this, illegal votes may have tipped the outcome of a race in a Florida county.
Protestors in California are suddenly all for voter ID laws because their candidate lost a race and they think there were “irregularities.”
And then there’s Indiana, where 12 employees of a Democrat-linked group focused on mobilizing black voters are accused of submitting fake or fraudulent voter applications ahead of last year’s general election. The number of false applications is unknown, and they blame daily quotas for submitting the false applications.
But there’s no voter fraud. Or it was Russians. Or something.