A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Essex County freeholder
carjacked at gunpoint in Newark

Star-Ledger [Newark, NJ], by Eunice Lee and James Queally

Original Article

Posted By:Ribicon, 1/28/2013 11:43:32 AM

Newark — Essex County Freeholder Rufus Johnson was carjacked at gunpoint Saturday evening, the Essex County Prosecutor´s Office confirmed today. A second-term freeholder, Johnson was in his Mercedes Benz when he was carjacked around 6 p.m. near the 100 block of Montrose Street, Chief of Detectives Anthony Ambrose said.(Snip) For Johnson this is his second recent run-in with violence. In September, gunfire broke out inside a West Ward eatery where he was having breakfast. Johnson was unharmed, but the attack left 39-year-old Fuquan Mosley dead and two others injured, including the restaurant´s 81-year-old owner.

Comments:
Why shouldn´t a freeholder experience the same thrills enjoyed and committed by as his constituents?

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: avikingman, 1/28/2013 11:54:15 AM     (No. 9144186)

That should read second-term "freeloader".
Article doesn´t state how he stands on gun control, but I could guess.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: fobo, 1/28/2013 12:12:12 PM     (No. 9144251)

I stopped reading at "Fuquan."

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: veritas, 1/28/2013 12:14:05 PM     (No. 9144257)

I´m seeing a pattern emerge....

Politicians caught in this or that scandal seem to have no party affiliation.

Criminals in many news reports seem to have no identifiable race.

Somehow, pertinent, and typically easily-available, information can´t be located by the professional newshounds of the media. Somehow.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/28/2013 12:17:35 PM     (No. 9144271)

Fuquan? Who would name their baby Fuquan?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: Bluebonnet, 1/28/2013 12:21:10 PM     (No. 9144281)

Please pardon my ignorance, but what is a "freeholder?"

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: Mushroom, 1/28/2013 12:23:58 PM     (No. 9144288)

Think city councilman or some such.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: zoidberg, 1/28/2013 12:24:10 PM     (No. 9144289)

Fuquan? I guess the final "n" is better than a "d."

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: K620, 1/28/2013 12:32:46 PM     (No. 9144311)

#5, the office of Freeholder goes back a long way. In New Jersey, each county is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders. In the day, only freeholders, that is, property owners, could vote, and the chosen freeholders were freeholders elected (by other freeholders) to the position. Now it´s just a name; obviously non-freeholders vote and non-freeholders can be Freeholders.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: Bluebonnet, 1/28/2013 12:59:15 PM     (No. 9144361)

Thanks for clearing that up for me. To be honest, I was rather taken-aback at the
title. It seemed so, I don´t know, "racist?"

Heaven forbid!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: TexasRed, 1/28/2013 1:32:45 PM     (No. 9144436)

The freeholder position must pay well or he is beloved by the taxpayers who equipped him with a Mercedes-Benz.
Any mention of Rufus´ ethnicity?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 720956




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Ribicon"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Ribicon"



Stripes could protect us from
biting flies, scientists claim as
they explain zebra markings
Telegraph [UK], by Miranda Prynne    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/1/2014 10:20:12 PM     Post Reply
Wearing striped clothing could help protect holidaymakers from mosquito bites, scientists have found after solving the mystery of why zebras are black and white. It is a question which has plagued biologists for centuries but now a team from the University of California, Davis, believe zebras’ unusual monochrome markings evolved in order to repel biting insects, such as horseflies and tsetse flies, which tend to avoid striped surfaces. (Snip) Varying explanations for zebra stripes which have been proposed since Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin debated the problem 120 years ago, have included a form camouflage, assisting escape from predators

   

 

B-G1


 
Army faces backlash over
´racially biased´ hairstyle ban
WBTV-TV [Charlotte, NC], by Brigida Mack    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/1/2014 10:12:50 PM     Post Reply
Charlotte, NC — Some are crying foul over new regulations from the U.S. Army regarding women´s hairstyles. Thousands have signed a White House petition urging President Obama to order the Army to re-consider the regulations. The reason? Supporters say they´re "racially biased" against black women. The update to the regulations were made public Monday. Among the new, updated rules that have upset so many are the ones that clarify the hairstyles that are "Army appropriate. While the Army has banned dreadlocks since 2006, the new regulations clearly define specific hairstyles like twists, a popular style that black women

CMPD charge 4 teens in
connection with man´s death
WSOC-TV [Charlotte, NC], by Mark Becker *    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/1/2014 10:00:13 PM     Post Reply
Charlotte, N.C. — Charlotte Mecklenburg Police said they have charged a fourth teenager in connection to a violent crime spree early Sunday that ended with one man dead in his driveway. Police said Randy Shawn Lloyd, 16, turned himself in at police headquarters Monday afternoon -- more than 24 hours after he jumped and ran from officers who had spotted the stolen car he was driving. On Tuesday, police said another teen, Bobby Lannell Hargrove, 16, was identified through information and evidence gathered by investigators. Hargrove was charged with accessory after the fact of felony murder. Police said Lloyd was

Chick-fil-A again tops KFC
as top chicken chain
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/1/2014 8:39:02 PM     Post Reply
New York — Chick-fil-A widened its lead over rival KFC as the No. 1 chicken chain in the U.S. last year. Preliminary data from food industry researcher Technomic shows that Atlanta-based Chick-Fil-A held the lead because its locations are much busier, even though there are far fewer of them. Chick-fil-A first surpassed KFC as the top chicken chain in 2012. KFC is still much bigger globally. KFC, owned by Yum Brands Inc., has been struggling in recent years, despite a variety of new menu items like boneless chicken pieces and snack cups designed to fit

Former Navy SEAL, 44, shot in
stomach in parking lot chases his
assailants before driving himself
to police station for treatment
Daily Mail [UK], by Lydia Warren    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/1/2014 4:36:04 PM     Post Reply
A former Navy SEAL who was nearly hit by a car in parking lot then shot by its driver chased his assailant before driving himself to a police station to seek treatment. In a sequence straight from an action movie, 44-year-old Christopher Mark Heben only sought help after realizing he was bleeding profusely after being shot in broad daylight in Akron, Ohio on Friday. He is recovering in hospital after undergoing surgery and authorities are searching for his attackers. The former SEAL, who has served in Iraq, Africa, Pakistan and Afghanistan, was walking to the Mustard Seed Market & Cafe

Victim floors attacker during
rape attempt, Memphis police say
Commercial Appeal [Memphis, TN], by Jody Callahan    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/1/2014 1:09:04 PM     Post Reply
A man who allegedly tried to rape a woman Monday got floored in the attempt, then arrested. Shaquille Powell, 19, allegedly broke into a home Monday in the 2300 block of Warren in South Memphis. When the intended victim found him in her kitchen, Powell took off his shirt and began unbuckling his pants, police said. “I know you want this. I seen you looking,” he allegedly said to the woman. The woman lowered her shoulder and ran right at Powell, smashing into him. After a brief struggle, Powell ran out of the house and down the street. The woman

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Archbishop apologizes
for $2.2 million home
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, by Mark Davis    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/1/2014 12:31:46 PM     Post Reply
Bowing to critics, the Archbishop of Atlanta on Monday apologized for a lapse in judgment that made him proceed with a new, $2.2 million home for himself and said he may sell his Buckhead mansion if clerical bodies within the church recommend he do so. Noting that the “world and church have changed,” Archbishop Wilton Gregory said he “failed” parishioners when he didn’t fully consider the implications of his decision to move into the new home, made possible by a bequest from Margaret Mitchell’s nephew. Gregory, the leader of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, made his comments in the Georgia Bulletin,

Climate at Bartram High raises
concerns about safety, education
Inquirer [Philadelphia, PA], by Kristen A. Graham *    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/1/2014 11:29:57 AM     Post Reply
When Alphonso Stevenson was knocked unconscious by a student at Bartram High recently, staffers were shocked by the assault on the tall, genial man whose job was to keep the school calm. But many were not surprised. The school, by many accounts, can be a frightening place, where fights and drug use are common and large groups of students often roam the hallways. "I had a better chance in Vietnam," said longtime social studies teacher Stephen Pfeiffer, an Army veteran. "Here, you lock your door and pray no one comes in." Rudy Helton, the building engineer, has been busy replacing

Ku Klux Klan on new
recruitment drive with leaflet
drop in towns across America
Telegraph [UK], by Joanna Walters    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/31/2014 8:32:15 PM     Post Reply
New York — The Ku Klux Klan is on a recruitment drive across America with a new leafleting campaign, as membership numbers grow due to opposition to Barack Obama and increased immigration. Residents of towns in Texas, Louisiana, Illinois and Pennsylvania emerged from their houses over the weekend to find fliers attached to their doors, car windscreens or on the front lawn declaring “The KKK wants you.” The leaflets depict the outline of a hooded figure in white robes with Klan insignia pointing at the reader in the style of traditional military recruiting posters, complete with phone numbers and websites.

British sniper in Afghanistan
kills six Taliban with one bullet
Telegraph [UK], by Holly Watt    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/31/2014 8:27:16 PM     Post Reply
Sterga 2, Helmand province, Afghanistan — A British sniper in Afghanistan killed six insurgents with a single bullet after hitting the trigger switch of a suicide bomber whose device then exploded, The Telegraph has learnt. The 20-year-old marksman, a Lance Corporal in the Coldstream Guards, hit his target from 930 yards (850 metres) away, killing the suicide bomber and five others around him caught in the blast. The incident in Kakaran in southern Afghanistan happened in December but has only now been disclosed as Britain moves towards the withdrawal of all combat soldiers by the end of the year.

Teen, 16, punched by student so
badly his nose broke off of his skull
as other student cheered in locker room
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/31/2014 8:18:47 PM     Post Reply
A Georgia student is recovering after being being punched so badly by a fellow student that his nose was broken off of his skull. David Egan, 16, was captured on a cell phone video getting punched in the face by his attacker in a locker room at Parkview High School in Gwinnett County. After stumbling from the blow into some lockers, Egan was punched again and fell to the ground. Egan´s injuries required hours of emergency facial surgery, WGCL reports. ´[David] had fractures all over his cheekbone, fractures which require a metal plate to constructively hold the bones back together,

   

 



 
U.S. to require rear cameras
in all vehicles by 2018
Detroit News, by David Shepardson    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/31/2014 2:49:26 PM     Post Reply
Washington — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday finalized long-delayed rules that will require automakers to install back-up cameras in all vehicles by May 2018. The new rules set rear visibility standards that automakers will initially be able to meet only by installing cameras. At the same time, major automakers said Monday they are petitioning the Obama administration to let them end the use of side view mirrors if they install cameras that could perform the same task — a move that could improve fuel efficiency. (Snip) “We are committed to protecting the most vulnerable victims of backover



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Obama Told Military Leaders:
Accept Gays In Military Or
Step Down, Admiral Says

56 replie(s)
BuzzFeed.com, by Ellie Hall    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/31/2014 8:00:05 PM     Post Reply
In a meeting with the heads of the five service branches in 2010, President Obama offered the leaders a choice: Support my efforts to end the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, or resign. In a video obtained by BuzzFeed via a Freedom of Information Act request, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp revealed that Obama was unwilling to compromise with service leaders over DADT during a meeting in 2010. “We were called into the Oval Office and President Obama looked all five service chiefs in the eye and said, ‘This is what I want to do.’ I cannot divulge everything

Exclusive: Michelle Walks Out
As Obama Divorce Battle Explodes!

43 replie(s)
National Enquirer, by Steve Herz    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 4/1/2014 10:14:46 PM     Post Reply
IN a major behind-the-scenes blowout, President BARACK OBAMA and first lady MICHELLE waged their worst White House fight ever over her lavish vacation trip to China! Sources tell The ENQUIRER that Obama exploded when Mi­chelle refused to cancel her pricey getaway – even after White House advisers warned him that the first couple’s six-year string of extravagant vacations had already drained the U.S. Trea­sury of a whopping $150 million in tax­payers’ money. Instead of postpon­ing her trip, a furious Michelle – still seeth­ing over the embarrassing “selfie” Barack recently snapped with a leggy blonde head of state –

Seven Million? Who Does the Obama
White House Think They’re Fooling?

37 replie(s)
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/1/2014 1:12:14 PM     Post Reply
A few months back, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stated for the record that 7 million Obamacare sign-ups by the end of March would constitute success. She was clear about it. But then February came, and February always stinks. It’s just a lousy month. You’re tired of winter, you’re still miles away from spring, and no one was signing up for Obamacare. That 7 million figure looked totally unreachable. So Sebelius does what every other member of the Obama administration does when confronted with inconvenient facts. She lied. In a Tuesday appearance on HuffPost Live to discuss outreach to African American communities,

Obamacare Real Enrollment:
Just 1.7% of Uninsured Covered

31 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Wynton Hall    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/31/2014 4:10:39 PM     Post Reply
Obamacare, the plan purportedly created to provide health coverage for the uninsured, has enrolled just 1.7% of America´s 48.6 million uninsured. News of the disastrous numbers comes as nervous Democrats and President Barack Obama, ahead of the November midterm elections, did their best on Monday´s enrollment deadline to put a positive spin on the deeply unpopular Obamacare program. (Snip) The White House now claims an Obamacare enrollment figure of six million people. However, according to The New York Times, at least 20% of those never paid their premiums to activate coverage, leaving them uninsured.

Ratings may sink Ronan
Farrow´s show on MSNBC

29 replie(s)
New York Daily News, by Marianne Garvey, Brian Niemetz    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 3/31/2014 11:57:13 AM     Post Reply
Ronan Farrow’s MSNBC talk show is facing cancellation amid poor ratings, sources exclusively tell Confidenti@l.Farrow, 28 — the opinionated, blue-eyed son of actress Mia Farrow and either Woody Allen or Frank Sinatra (even Farrow’s not sure which) — has been a disaster for MSNBC. The channel took the frequent cable-show guest and handed him his own program, “Ronan Farrow Daily,” which premiered in late February.The theory was that Farrow, a Rhodes scholar who graduated college when he was 15 and went on to score degrees from Yale and Oxford, would bring his 245,000 Twitter followers with him to television

Pelosi gets Pope Francis-blessed
rosary from Obama

28 replie(s)
Washington Times (D.C.), by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/1/2014 3:03:55 PM     Post Reply
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, criticized last year by a Vatican official for her support of abortion, received a rosary Tuesday from President Obama that was blessed by Pope Francis. Mrs. Pelosi told reporters of the president’s gift after having lunch with Mr. Obama at the White House. The president met with the pope last week at the Vatican. “I was happy to receive a rosary blessed by Pope Francis,” she said. “It means a great deal to me.” Last year, a Vatican official in Rome said that Mrs. Pelosi should be denied communion. “This is a person who obstinately,

U.S. to require rear cameras
in all vehicles by 2018

26 replie(s)
Detroit News, by David Shepardson    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/31/2014 2:49:26 PM     Post Reply
Washington — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday finalized long-delayed rules that will require automakers to install back-up cameras in all vehicles by May 2018. The new rules set rear visibility standards that automakers will initially be able to meet only by installing cameras. At the same time, major automakers said Monday they are petitioning the Obama administration to let them end the use of side view mirrors if they install cameras that could perform the same task — a move that could improve fuel efficiency. (Snip) “We are committed to protecting the most vulnerable victims of backover

Study: Obama and the Democrats Disrupted
the Whole Healthcare Industry for Just
Two Million Uninsured

26 replie(s)
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/31/2014 8:29:22 PM     Post Reply
A RAND study pours buckets of cold water on the Obama administration’s claims that it has nearly reached 7 million sign-ups for Obamacare. The whole point of Obamacare, supposedly, was to insure the uninsured and bend the cost curve down. Those who had insurance were supposed to be able to keep it. Families were supposed to start saving about $2500 a year. If you believed the Obama administration. Reality, according to RAND‘s study, is that the Obama administration’s 7 million figure is deceptive. Supposing 7 million have actually signed up and paid their first premium — which is not a given,

A cup of Earl Grey ´as good as statins´
at fighting heart disease, study finds

24 replie(s)
Telegraph [UK], by Alice Philipson    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/31/2014 11:13:20 AM     Post Reply
Drinking Earl Grey tea could help guard against heart disease, it has emerged, after a study found that bergamot extract--a key ingredient in the hot drink--is just as effective as statins at controlling cholesterol. Scientists believe bergamot, a fragrant Mediterranean citrus fruit which gives Earl Grey tea its distinctive flavour, can significantly lower cholesterol. They say it contains enzymes known as HMGF (hydroxy methyl glutaryl flavonones) which can attack proteins in the body known to cause heart disease. The study found bergamot could even be as effective as statins, used to control cholesterol but which can have side effects in

Historians claim to have
recovered Holy Grail

24 replie(s)
New York Post, by Bob Fredericks    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 3/31/2014 6:30:59 PM     Post Reply
Spanish historians say they have discovered what Monty Python could not – the Holy Grail, the legendary cup Jesus supposedly drank from at the Last Supper. The Spaniards – Margarita Torres and José Ortega del Río – believe the 2,000-year-old vessel is in a church in León in northern Spain. The pair spent three years studying the history of the chalice and last week published a book, “The Kings of the Grail,” making their case. The onyx chalice, they explained, was concealed within another antique vessel known as the Chalice of Doña Urruca, which is located in León’s basilica of

GM Recall Scandal Goes
Straight to the White House

24 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Joel B. Pollak    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/1/2014 11:59:25 AM     Post Reply
New General Motors CEO Mary Barra will testify before Congress Tuesday about why it took so long for GM to issue product safety recalls involving faulty ignition switches that caused air bags to fail in crashes, contributing to thirteen deaths. She will testify alongside David Friedman, the acting head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), who will be expected to explain why the government did not act sooner. They ought to be accompanied by former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, as well as "car czars" Steven Rattner and Ron Bloom, together with White House and Treasury officials who oversaw

Jenny McCarthy and Sherri
Shepherd Go Topless on The View

23 replie(s)
Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/31/2014 8:41:53 PM     Post Reply
Monday morning’s episide of The View ended with an unexpected surprise. During the “What’s Pop’n” segment, hosts Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd showed a scandalous clip for a recent episode of HBO’s Girls to demonstrate that “not everyone has body issues.” Then, they boldly went where no hosts of The View have gone before. “Lena, she gets press every week for being naked, we’re jumping on the bandwagon,” Shepherd told the cheering audience before asking McCarthy, “Why is my big black box so much bigger yours?” What exactly are The View producers trying to say? Watch video below, via ABC:

   

Post Reply   Close thread 720956





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS