ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) – Homicide detectives are investigating after one person was killed and another injured in a shooting in south St. Louis late Monday night that allegedly stemmed from a home break-in.
Police said the incident happened in the 4600 block of Newport near Taft around 11 p.m.
Police said 31-year-old Terrell Johnson and 33-year-old Cortez McClinton approached a 17-year-old female outside her home while she was collecting some items from her car. Police said the men demanded she return to her home with them.
The girl’s father saw what was happening, retrieved his gun and fired several shots at the suspects, striking both of them as they entered the home, police said. Police said the girl’s mother also fired shots at the two suspects.
Johnson was pronounced dead at the home. McClinton fled the scene on foot and was later taken to a local hospital. He was listed in critical, but stable condition.
The girl who was attacked, her mother, father, and 5-year-old boy who live at the home were not injured.
As a result, McClinton was charged with murder 2nd, burglary, kidnapping and armed criminal action.
It’s too bad only one gunmen met his end. Bravo to the mother and father for being armed and ready to defend their child.
A press release from the National Center outlines how “Activists Try to Take the Joy out of Summer for Children and Adults - Warning to Parents: Worrying Too Much About Ideologically-Based “Scares” Can Needlessly Ruin Summer Fun” (National Center)
Cantor’s loss has implications… Four of them to be specific… (Daily Signal)
Celebrate Fathers Day, not Parents Day. Seems like a given eh? Not to the activists… (Daily Signal)
Is there a culture war against Christians? Star Parker says there is and the evidence supports her. (CURE)
Hillary gets worked up over questions about her newfound support of homosexual marriage (Daily Signal)
At a fundraiser Monday, Michelle Obama slammed House Republicans who are pushing to grant waivers to schools that are losing money due to her “Let’s Move!” lunch program. The GOP also seeks to ease the law’s requirements when it is re-authorized next year. None of this sits well with the First Lady:
Michelle Obama told donors that Republicans in Congress were dedicated to obstructing not only her husband’s political ambitions but her own efforts to reduce child obesity.
“We all have a right to expect that our hard-earned taxpayer dollars won’t be spent on junk food for our kids,” she said pointing out that parents have a “right” to expect healthy meals in schools.
Michelle pointed out that “her” legislation and “her” national school lunch standards were drafted by “experts” using “sound science,” but that Republicans will continue their efforts to roll back “her” program anyway. And how does she feel about it?
No, no it isn’t the Republicans who are opposing your ridiculous lunch standards. It’s the KIDS!!! They hate what you are forcing them to eat, so they are skipping lunch. How’s that for usurping your “authority” FLOTUS?
“The pitfalls of working with white people”
** They ask stupid questions. ** They benefit financially on the backs of black people ** They expect to be appreciated by people of color when they work against racism ** They act afraid of people of color ** They get too friendly too fast
You wanna have a camel in a petting zoo? Well that’s just racist.
Students at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota have cancelled an event to celebrate the end of the year after complaints that bringing a camel on campus could offend those of Middle Eastern cultures.
The “Hump Day” event, put on by the Residence Hall Association (RHA), was supposed to be “a petting zoo type of atmosphere” in which students could hang out and take photos with a live camel. According to Aaron Macke, the group’s advisor, the camel is owned by a local vendor and trained for special events.
But the event was subsequently cancelled after students took to Facebook to proclaim their concerns. The students said they were concerned about the money spent on bringing the camel to campus—around $500—and the implication that it would be racially insensitive to Middle Eastern cultures.
The Facebook group called “Protest Hump DAAAAAAY!” had more than 100 RSVP’d attendees before it was deleted on Wednesday.
I’m in a state of shock right now. According to your conference, the accomplishments of my family going back generations simply do not exist. Allow me to explain. You see I am black. Your conference contends that this country was built on racism; you contend that a pernicious evil is the foundation of every institution and permeates every aspect of American life (according to you) so much so your conference attempts to completely negate my very existence.
My great grandfather would definitely disagree with your ideas. He grew up poor in the south, but he had both parents and was taught a work ethic that carried him into adulthood, marriage and service as an enlisted man in the US Army. His son, my Grandfather, went to high school, got married and went on to serve in the Army doing a tour in the Korean conflict. He returned home and attended Tuskegee University and became a teacher. His first child is my father, who also enlisted, fought in Vietnam and married my mother having me and then my sister. My dad went on to serve 26 years; retiring honorably having traveled the world in service to this nation, alongside the very white Christian men, you claim have oppressed him. He would disagree with you on that.
My great grandfather was a homeowner as was my granddad and my father. My grandfather was a deacon, and served on committees in his town, rising to a position of leadership in his community of largely white people in the Deep South.
My mother and her family members have similar stories of hard work and success, she grew up picking cotton and now has a double masters degree and a management job placing her firmly in the upper middle class.
Their story, my history, is rooted in the years of segregation in Jim Crow south. The stories that I have pried from my father about his childhood sting me to this day. Yet even that knowledge flies in the face of your cretinous attempt to cheapen the lives of millions of black Americans, striving to succeed and doing so. Your conference insults the truth of millions of white Americans who have never been the recipients of any largess and still struggle to achieve the American Dream.
I refuse to be cheapened by your poorly formed malicious ideology. The Age of Enlightenment was about just that; the idea that as an individual, I can reach for the stars and control my own destiny. Racism has no impact on that, because excellence goes before an individual paving the way to their goals.
I have experienced the fruit of my own failures, successes and not so stellar attempts and achieved excellence. I have many goals before me that I hope to reach through hard work and sacrifice. No amount of “white privilege” will ever stop me.
Yesterday, I attended the annual Peabody Energy Shareholder meeting to ask the CEO Gregory Boyce and Board of Directors what the company is doing to combat the Obama Administrations “war on coal”. As a supporter of clean affordable coal I was surprised to find that 40% of energy in the United States is derived from coal. The national news media acts as if wind and solar energy are our primary sources of energy production.
Here is the question that I asked:
I’m Stacy Washington of Project 21, a division of the National Center for Public Policy Research, a free-market think-tank, representing shareholder David Ridenour, who is president of our think-tank. Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today.
Our question centers around the “war on coal” being waged by the Obama Administration and environmental organizations, and the critical need for this company, and this industry, to fight back by getting out the truth when lies are told.
First, we would like to know what this company is doing to get the truth about the importance of low-cost energy out to the American people and to correct the record when the news media, government officials and highly-politicized advocacy organizations make false statements, and what it plans to do in this area in the future.
Second, we would like you to give the U.S. energy industry across the board a grade, A through F, on how well it is defending itself in the court of public opinion with proactive programs to get out the truth.
Mr. Boyce gave a passionate response to both parts of our question, giving the energy industry in general a “very poor rating” in it’s defense of itself in the court of public opinion. He expressed a desire to better this situation. He then turned quickly to discussing the Advanced Energy for Life Campaign, highlighting that fully 40% of US Energy comes from coal and that
“in Missouri that percentage is a whopping 80% and we still have clean water, air and skies.”
After sharing more stats on global energy usage, Mr. Boyce spoke to the sad fact that many “climate” enthusiasts naively discounts the facts of life for millions of Americans. Every increase in energy costs means poorer Americans have to go without energy, that these Americans are already getting a check from the government to help them pay for energy and what amounts to a pittance to us (an increase of $15-20.00 a month) is catastrophic to them. Mr. Boyce is unreservedly passionate about Peabody Energy’s newest initiative which addresses the ingeniously termed issue of Energy Poverty.
Arm yourself with the facts. Find your voice and use it to counter act the abundance of spurious facts that abound in the media about coal fired electrical energy. Learn more about Energy Poverty and Peabody Energy’s message through their new initiative; the Advanced Energy for Life Campaign.