Tag Archives: Dallas

NRA Spox: The Man Killed In His Own Home By A Dallas Cop Should Really Have Had A Gun To Defend Himself

“This could have been very different if Botham Jean had been, say he was a law abiding gun owner and he saw somebody coming into his apartment. I mean, there’s no — I don’t think there’s any context that the actions would have been justified. If I see somebody coming into my house and I’m not expecting them and they’re …

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TEXAS: Megachurch Pastor Screams Oppression Over Removal Of His “America Is A Christian Nation” Billboard

Todd Starnes wails in standard fashion: Billboards promoting a celebration of faith and freedom at the First Baptist Church in Dallas were removed after complaints from Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and the Dallas Morning News. The patriotic billboard campaign included the title of the sermon Dr. Robert Jeffress planned to deliver on June 24 – “America is a Christian Nation.” …

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Newspaper Yanks Endorsement Of Judge Because He’ll Disinherit His Kids For Not Marrying White Christians

From the editorial board of the Dallas News: This newspaper recommended Vickers Cunningham for the Precinct 2 seat on the Dallas County Commissioners Court because we felt the former state district judge’s career left him best prepared for the job. However, recent developments have caused us to reconsider, and we are withdrawing our recommendation of Cunningham. That decision is based …

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DALLAS: Restaurant Gets Death Threats After NRA Calls For Boycott Over Its Message On Customer Receipts

Buzzfeed News reports: A popular Dallas restaurant received threats of shootings after the National Rifle Association tweeted for its supporters to “steer clear” of the eatery because it put a message advocating gun regulation on its receipts during an NRA convention. “We’ve had people calling and say they’re going to shoot the place up, one that implied he would be …

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Texas Pastor Sentenced To 99 Years For Starving Child To Death Because He Was Possessed By Demons

The Dallas News reports: Aracely Meza cradles the limp body of a 2-year-old boy, praying for God to bring the starved toddler back to life. The moment was captured on videos that a Dallas County jury watched this week before finding the Balch Springs pastor guilty Friday of felony injury to a child causing serious bodily injury. The 52-year-old will …

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Father & Son Church Staffers Charged With Child Rape, Pastor At Same Church Charged With Rape In 2011

NBC News Dallas reports: A father and son, both on the staff of a North Texas Baptist Church, have each been accused of sexual assault of a child, Mesquite police say. Steven Aaron Winn, 33, of Crandall, and his father, Larry Allen Winn, 65, of Dallas, are both employed at the Open Door Baptist Church in Mesquite. The elder Winn …

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Dallas Official To NRA: Move Your Convention

Houston’s ABC affiliate reports: A leader in Dallas politics does not want the National Rifle Association to meet in his city. Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway is urging the NRA to find a new home for its annual convention. He says the meeting is not appropriate in Dallas in the wake of last week’s school shooting in Florida. It is …

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TEXAS: New Owner Of Dallas-Area Suburban Mall To Install Massive Ten Commandments Monuments

The Dallas Morning News reports: The new owner of Vista Ridge Mall has lots of ideas to make the shopping center attractive to families and even to people who don’t care about shopping. Odessa businessman John Bushman wants to turn the mall into a community space where people can find some “peace and love” in the Ten Commandments, hear some …

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DALLAS: Man Demands Answers After Husband Dies While 911 System Is Flooded With “Ghost Calls”

The Dallas Morning News reports: David Taffet came home last week to find his husband, Brian Cross, a little disoriented. Cross hadn’t eaten yet, so Taffet made him some dinner. But after he ate, Cross lay down, went to sleep and started snoring. Then Cross suddenly stopped snoring. The 52-year-old, whom Taffet met at a protest against the Defense of …

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TEXAS: High School Plans $70M Football Stadium

The Los Angeles Times reports: In bigger-is-better Texas, Eagle Stadium, which rivals Staples Center in capacity with 18,000 seats, gives the suburban Dallas high school serious bragging rights. But in the battle of one-upmanship among Texas high schools, a challenger is rising close to home. The school district just up the street in McKinney plans to break ground within a …

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President Obama Speaks At Dallas Memorial: Our Nation’s Deepest Fault Lines Have Widened [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Paying tribute Tuesday to the five police officers slain in the line of duty last week in Dallas, President Barack Obama called upon the United States to reject despair after a tumultuous week. “All of it left us wounded and angry. And hurt. The deepest fault lines of our democracy have suddenly been exposed, perhaps even widened,” Obama …

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Trump Supporter Pastor Robert Jeffress: The Police Are Ministers Of God Sent To Punish Evildoers [VIDEO]

Notoriously anti-LGBT megachurch Pastor Robert Jeffress says only Donald Trump can stop the “downward spiral” of America evidenced by the attack on Dallas police. Also, the police are sent by Jesus. More from Raw Story: Dr. Robert Jeffress, pastor at First Baptist Church in Dallas, lashed out at what he called “bogus ministers” who did not preach about having “respect …

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Sarah Palin Blames Media For Dallas Attack

Sarah Palin has gone all splodey-head on the media in response to the attack in Dallas. Here’s a bit of her jillion-word Facebook rant: Shame on our culture’s influencers who would stir contention and division that could lead to evil such as that in Dallas. Shame on politicians and pundits giving credence to thugs rioting against police officers and the …

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Oath Keepers Call For All Patriotic Americans To Join Militias To Defend Police Against Future Attacks

Stewart Rhodes, head of the Oath Keepers, a heavily-armed self-described “Christian militia,” yesterday responded to the attack in Dallas by calling for all patriotic Americans to join militias themselves. Right Wing Watch has his statement: I call on all Oath Keepers, and all patriotic Americans, to come to the aid of their local police, and to the aid of their …

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Obama To Cut European Trip Short, Visit Dallas

The Guardian reports: Barack Obama is to abandon a European visit and travel to the site of the killing of five police officers in Texas, in a new effort to ease tensions between law enforcement and African Americans that have been at breaking point for almost two years. Obama will head early next week to Dallas, a city reeling from …

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NYPD Rejects Donald Trump’s Attempt To Exploit Dallas Shooting By Addressing Officers, This Isn’t A Photo-Op

From the New York Daily News: On Friday morning a rep from Donald Trump’s Manhattan organization asked the city’s top cop to let the candidate speak to a 3 p.m. roll call at the NYPD Midtown North Precinct. The request came in the wake of the murders of five Dallas police officers Thursday during a protest over police shooting. But …

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DALLAS: Gay Police Officer Among Those Wounded

A gay police officer was among those wounded in last night’s attack in Dallas. The New Civil Rights Movement reports: Jesus Retana, 39, has worked for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) for the last 10 years. Retana, above left, is pictured with his husband, Andrew Moss. Moss was behind an effort to get DART to add insurance benefits for same-sex …

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Dallas Protesters Are “Hypocrites” For Running Away During Shooting

From the Dallas News: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called protesters who ran away from the hail of bullets that rained down on Downtown Dallas on Thursday night “hypocrites” during an interview Friday on Fox News. “All those protesters last night, they turned around and ran the other way expecting the men and women in blue to protect them. What hypocrites!” …

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NRA Praises Heroic Dallas Officers, Continues To Help Flood Nation With Millions Of Assault Weapons

“On behalf of the more than five million members of the National Rifle Association, and especially on behalf of our members from the law enforcement community, I want to express the deep anguish all of us feel for the heroic Dallas law enforcement officers who were killed and wounded, as well as to those who so bravely ran toward danger …

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House Speaker Paul Ryan Laments Dallas Attack

But don’t expect actual action on the wide availability of assault weapons. Here’s the transcript of the video below: “A few perpetrators of evil do not speak for us. They do not control us. The blame lies with the people who committed these vicious acts and no one else. And as the President rightfully said, justice will be done. We …

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