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May 21, 2019

Georgia District Attorneys Vow Not To Enforce 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill

Source: huffpo

Georgia District Attorneys Vow Not To Enforce ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Bill

Prosecutors for five of Georgia’s most populous counties say they won’t prosecute women who get abortions under the state’s “heartbeat” bill.

By Alanna Vagianos


“As a matter of law (as opposed to politics), this office will not be prosecuting any women under the new law as long as I’m district attorney,” Gwinnett County DA Danny Porter wrote in a statement to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, DeKalb and Henry County prosecutors told local outlets that they either will not or cannot enforce the law once it goes into effect Jan. 1.


Similarly, a spokesperson for Fulton County DA Paul Howard said the district attorney “has no intention of ever prosecuting a woman under this new law,” he told NBC affiliate 11Alive. He also said Howard will not prosecute medical professionals for performing the procedure in Fulton County, which includes the state’s capital, Atlanta.


“This office will not prosecute any woman for decisions regarding her own personal health, nor any physician or other healthcare professional, under HB 481,” he told 11Alive.


Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/georgia-district-attorneys-anti-abortion-law_n_5ce3ef17e4b0e69c18f1e28a

May 21, 2019

Minnie M. Cox - first African/American Postmistress

Minnie M. Cox

Minnie Cox c. 1900


Minnie M. (Geddings) Cox (1869–1933) was an American teacher who was the first African-American woman to serve as a postmaster in the United States.[1] She became the center of a national controversy in the early 1900s when local white citizens attempted to force her out of her job. She also cofounded one of the earliest black-owned banks in the state, as well as an insurance company.

Minnie M. Geddings was born in 1869 to Mary Geddings and William Geddings in Lexington, Mississippi.[2] At the age of 19, she graduated from Fisk University with a teaching degree.[3][4] She taught school for a time and in 1889 married Wayne W. Cox, then a school principal in Indianola, Mississippi.[1][3] They were active in the Republican Party.[3][4]

In 1891, during the administration of President Benjamin Harrison, she was appointed postmaster of Indianola.[2][3] She was the first African-American woman to hold such a position.[1] Cox lost her job in 1892 under President Grover Cleveland but was reappointed in 1897 by President William McKinley and continued to serve under President Theodore Roosevelt.[3][4]

Cox was considered an excellent postmaster.[5] During the Roosevelt administration, however, local white citizens began to agitate to expel African-Americans from good jobs such as the one Cox held.[3][4] The white supremacist politician James K. Vardaman led a targeted campaign in his newspaper, The Greenwood Commonwealth, to force her resignation.[3][4] Eventually the citizens of Indianola voted for Cox to resign a year before her commission was due to expire.[3] Cox initially refused to step down, although she let it be known that she would not try for reappointment after her current commission expired.[5]

As threats against Cox escalated and both the mayor and sheriff refused to protect her,[1] she changed her mind and offered her resignation effective Jan. 1, 1903.[3][2] President Roosevelt refused to accept her resignation and instead closed the Indianola post office, indicating that it would not reopen until Cox could safely resume her duties.[3] The president also ordered the U.S. Attorney General to prosecute those Indianola citizens who had threatened violence against Cox.[3] A few days later, Cox left town over concerns for her own safety.[5]

The situation became a national news story,[6] sparking a debate about "race, states' rights, and federal power".[7]

When Cox's appointment expired in 1904, the Indianola post office reopened with a different postmaster.[4] Cox and her husband returned to Indianola, where they opened the Delta Penny Savings Bank, one of the earliest black-owned banks in the state.[7] They also founded one of the first black-owned insurance companies in the United States to offer whole life insurance, the Mississippi Life Insurance Company.[7] They were strong supporters of black businesses in the state.[4]

After her husband died in 1925, Cox remarried. She and her second husband, George Key Hamilton, moved to Tennessee and later to Rockford, Illinois. She died in 1933.[4]
The Minnie Cox Post Office Building in Indianola.

More information: http://mshistorynow.mdah.ms.gov/articles/421/minnie-geddings-cox-and-the-indianola-affair

May 15, 2019

Nothing says 'party' like liquor and firearms and fambly. Don't forget the fambly..


What began as a quiet family dinner at home quickly escalated into a front-yard brawl on April 22 in Bedford, Virginia. Fox News reported that Mark Turner, 56, his girlfriend, the girlfriend's son and the son's girlfriend had retired to the front yard after dinner when an argument broke out between the two men about whether Chevrolet or Ford makes better vehicles. According to the Bedford County Commonwealth's Attorney Wes Nance, Turner allegedly pulled out a knife but ended up slashing his girlfriend's back as she tried to calm the situation. Next Turner went inside and retrieved a gun, but as the girlfriend again tried to get between him and her son, he allegedly shot the woman five times in the leg. He also shot the son in the arm, and two of his stray bullets hit the son's girlfriend in her back and cheek. Finally, according to prosecutors, Turner barricaded himself in the house, where police eventually shot him with a beanbag round and took him into custody. Turner was charged with felony malicious wounding, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a felon. [Fox News, 5/2/2019]
May 6, 2019

Florida(because where else?) Man Shot When Wife Drops Purse In Grocery Store

WEIRD NEWS 05/06/2019 01:16 pm ET
Florida Man Shot When Wife Drops Purse In Grocery Store
The errant bullet struck 69-year-old Vernon Messier in the shin.


LAND O’ LAKES, Fla. (AP) — A man who Florida authorities originally said accidentally shot himself in a supermarket checkout line was actually shot by his wife’s gun.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office told the Tampa Bay Times on Monday that deputies’ investigation shows that 69-year-old Vernon Messier was shot Sunday when his wife’s purse fell off a counter at a Land O’ Lake Publix, causing the two-shot derringer inside to fire.

The bullet struck Messier in the shin. Deputies said 67-year-old Lillian Messier has a concealed weapons permit. No charges are expected and deputies said Vernon Messier is recovering.

How in the hell do we get so blase about a shooting?

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