Elderly Grandmother, Ethel Jones, Fires at Would-be Robber Michael Bynum During Attempted Burglary

Alabama grandmother, Ethel Jones, who is black, shot would-be robber, Michael Bynum, during late Monday night. Yeah, Grandma showed him what she was working with — a .38 snubnosed revolver. According to media reports, Ms. Jones was in the bathroom was more accurate than when she heard someone outside her home in Decatur, Alabama around 3 a.m.

The mother of four generally keeps a .38 snubnosed revolver under her pillow, and carries it around when she is home alone at night. The intruder removed a window air conditioner and started to make his way into the house, Jones told the newspaper. When they saw one another, she fired.”I shot three times,” Jones said, “and he ran away hollering.” Source

Bynum, who lives less than a mile away from Jones, was apprehended by police after he went to the hospital for a gunshot wound to the stomach. Police said he will be charged with second-degree burglary. Yeah, I hope dirtbags like Michael Bynum think twice before barging into someone’s home in any neighborhood. We need more people like Ethel Jones around!

SHOCK: Breaking News: Eight Killed in Cancun, Mexico, in Molotov-Cocktail Attack at Popular Bar

Breaking News: Eight Killed in Cancun, Mexico, in Molotov-Cocktail Attack at Popular Bar.

Eight people died early Tuesday after attackers threw several Molotov cocktails into a Cancun, Mexico, bar, the state attorney general said.

The deceased include six women and two men, all Mexican nationals, who were employees of the tavern. They were killed at about 1:30 a.m. No suspects have been arrested yet

St. Lucien Soccer Star Isidore Phillip Tisson Shot & Killed Outside Brooklyn Tropiks Night Club

SHOCK: Isidore Phillip Tisson, 27, a St. Lucien soccer player in New York City for a tournament, was shot and killed early Monday, just hours after scoring the goal that secured a place for his team in the final, according to the NY Daily News.

Isidore Phillip Tisson, 27, was shot in a car outside a Crown Heights cafe around 4:25 a.m. where he’d stopped after leaving a nightclub where the team celebrated.

When Tisson climbed back into the car, an unknown gunman approached from behind, and opened fire. Sources say the bullet passed through Tisson’s head and struck a 24-year-old woman who was seated next to him in the chest. She was taken to Brookdale Hospital in stable condition, police said. Two other women who were in the car were unhurt. Source

This is a sad turn of events and will certainly cast a pall on the final soccer match, if it will go on at all. No suspect has been apprehended in this tragedy. What a senseless loss!

Lynn Turner, Who Murdered Husband Glenn Turner & Later Boyfriend Randy Thompson with Anti-Freeze, Dead at 42

I hate to sound callous, but I am not sorry that Lynn Turner, who was serving a life sentence for killing her husband and her boyfriend with antifreeze, has died at the Metro State Prison in Atlanta. According to the Georgia Department of Corrections, Turner was found unresponsive in her cell Monday morning and attempts to resuscitate her failed.

Brooks says the cause of Turner’s death is undetermined and that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s medical examiner is looking into it. Turner, a former 911 operator, was sentenced to life without parole in 2007 after a jury found her guilty in the 2001 killing of her boyfriend, Randy Thompson, a Forsyth County firefighter. Turner was already serving a life sentence for the 1995 death of her husband, Glenn Turner, a Cobb County police officer. Source

If she believed in God, I hoped she asked God for forgiveness for what she did to two people she must have loved at some point in her life and the heartache she put each man’s family through.

Religious Group Says Glenn Beck’s Attack of President Obama’s Christianity Hypocritical

Christian website calls Glenn Beck a hypocrite for criticizing President Obama’s Christianity and ignoring the discrimination of blacks by Mormon church up until 1978.

It seems that more people are starting to realize that Glenn Beck, the self-anointed face of the civil rights movement (I am being sarcastic), is a hypocrite, whose religion is just as questionable as liberation theology. I came across an interesting press release on Christian Wire:

Glenn Beck promotes a false gospel. However, many of his political ideas can help America. The “Restoring Honor” rally was a good idea to promote the values of America. However, when Beck ventured into the realm of “revival”, his beliefs are open to scrutiny.

Despite mentioning God, Beck’s Mormonism and other false religions promote a false gospel. “I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ.” (Galatians 1:6-7)

He accuses President Obama of false theology. Beck is hypocritical as the Mormon church has propagated deception for years. Obama’s liberation theology is in equal error. Our country was founded on Judeo-Christian values. Mormonism is not a Christian denomination but a cult of Christianity.

No matter what your religious convictions are, it is quite obvious that Glenn Beck is just as self-righteous as Ted Haggard, Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Bakker, Earl Paulk and all the others pastors whose true selves were revealed after scandals.

Alaska Police Officers Matthew Tokuoka & Sgt. Anthony Wallace Shot & Killed by John Marvin Jr.

John Marvin Jr. shoots and kills two Hoonah, AK, police officers Matthew Tokuoka & Sgt. Anthony Wallace in “ambush.”

Hoonah, AK, police officers Matthew Tokuoka, 39, and Sgt. Anthony Wallace, 32, were shot and killed by John Marvin Jr., Saturday night, in what law enforcement described as an “ambush.”

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of John Marvin Jr., police said. Following the shooting, Marvin barricaded himself inside his home, according to Alaska television station KTUU in Anchorage.

State troopers sent Special Emergency Response Teams, and police from Juneau also deployed a tactical team, troopers said. The U.S. Coast Guard assisted in bringing resources into Hoonah, an island about 62 miles north of Sitka, Alaska, and 68 miles west of Juneau by ferry. The Coast Guard also launched a helicopter from Sitka to transport one of the wounded officers to Juneau.
On Sunday, other agencies were assisting, including the U.S. Forest Service and Alaska Wildlife Troopers, authorities said.

The shooting leaves Hoonah, a town with about 800 people, with one officer — the police chief, KTUU said. State troopers said they would be providing staffing for Hoonah police following the resolution of the standoff. Source: CNN

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the officers. It’s a sad turn of events when officers are killed by armed thugs.

Urban Strategies Offers $300 Per Student Cash Incentive to Some Parents for School Attendance

Urban Strategies offers $300 per student cash incentive to parents to enroll students at Jefferson Elementary School in St. Louis, Mo.

Is it fair to offer a cash reward for school attendance? A local organization is offering parents a cash incentive to enroll their children at Jefferson Elementary School in St. Louis, Mo. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the money is limited to students who didn’t attend school last year. The Urban Strategies, a local nonprofit organization based in St. Louis, is offering the $300 per child incentive to parents.

To get it, the kids must finish this semester with near-perfect attendance and receive no out-of-school suspensions; the parent must attend three PTO meetings. The program is being offered to families in three mixed-income housing complexes surrounding the school, where most of the students live.

Paying families for their children’s behavior and attendance is part of an ongoing debate in a half dozen cities. Kids themselves also have been paid for everything from grades on tests to the number of books they read. A Harvard University study in July showed that such incentives improve classroom behavior — but they don’t necessarily raise test scores. The study looked at incentive programs offered to 38,000 students at 261 low-performing urban schools in four cities. Source

I don’t understand why students and parents who are doing the right things, attending school regularly, have good grades and work hard aren’t rewarded. You can’t force someone to learn. That’s where personal responsibility and a drive to succeed despite all the odds come in. Some say low-income family need the help, but where do you draw the line and how do you determine that a family is truly low-income through no fault of their own or have been living on the public dole instead? Sorry, but these cash prizes ignore the glaring problems in many of these homes that lead to truancy, poor test scores and high drop-out rates. Why don’t they institute programs to teach these parents and students the importance of getting an education and staying in schools?