Washington State Trooper Tony Radulescu Killed During Traffic Stop, Suspect Wounded

Washington State Trooper Tony Radulescu Killed During Traffic Stop, Suspect Wounded

Washington State Trooper Tony Radulescu, 44, was shot and killed during a traffic stop in Kitsap County, Wash. The suspect was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Trooper Tony Radulescu had been with WSP for 16 years and has also served in the military. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Tony Radulescu.

Atlanta Store Owner Suhrid Das Shot During Armed Robbery, Suspect Still At Large

The gun violence continues in Atlanta with the murder of store owner 48-year-old Suhrid Das, who was shot shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday, inside his Banna Grocery. Banna Grocery is located on the corner of Irwin and Howell Streets in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. Suhrid Das later died at Grady Memorial Hospital from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Not a day goes by when you don’t hear about gun violence somewhere in Atlanta.

“Witnesses stated that the victim was closing up the store when he was confronted by an unknown assailant and shot one time,” Jones said.

Investigators said Das was shot during an apparent robbery. It wouldn’t be the only overnight robbery in the building, which also houses a barber shop, a tax service and a small candy store as well as three second-floor apartments. Source

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Suhrid Das. This is a sad turn of events, but speaks to a greater problem in most cities — rampant crime.

GOP “Frontrunner” Rick Santorum Imploded During CNN Presidential Debate, Hit Repeatedly on “Strange” Positions

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GOP "Frontrunner" Rick Santorum Imploded During CNN Presidential Debate, Hit Repeatedly on "Strange" Positions (Wikipedia)

I found last night’s CNN presidential debate boring and nauseating at the same time. It was interesting to see the Mitt Romney-Ron Paul tag team at work against Rick Santorum, who I thought imploded last night. But, the GOP is getting exactly what it deserves with this slate of mediocre candidates and with Rick Santorum’s implosion. If this is the frontrunner, then President Obama will be laughing all the way to a second term, easily. Rick Santorum would be a good candidate for the nomination because he doesn’t have a lot of baggage like Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney, but he has taken some rather crazy positions. Here’s an excerpt from Rise of the Center on his positions (these positions show why Rick Santorum is dangerous for not only women, but for America):

The CNN presidential debate was lackluster at best and shows that the Republican Party is in disarray, no matter how they try to paint a different picture.  Here are some comments from political pundits courtesy of Political Wire:

The Daily Beast has video clips of the seven best moments.

Paul Begala: “Santorum was clearly thrilled to be in the spotlight. But he spent way too much time splitting hairs and explaining the protocol and procedures of Washington in defense of earmarks and defending his support for Specter. As he has done in the past, he couldn’t resist picking a gratuitous fight with Ron Paul. That’s called punching down, and it rarely works. He played too much defense and too little offense. His job should have been to use every opportunity to define Romney as a feckless liberal and himself as a principled conservative. He didn’t accomplish that.”

Roger Simon: “This was the first debate in which Santorum sat atop the national polls. And he was nervous. Very nervous. So nervous that he looked like a graduate of the Bob Dole School of Debating, in which you are allowed to speak only in the impenetrable language of Capitol Hill.”

Howard Kurtz: “In the end, the debate did little to shake up the race, perhaps because the candidates–seated this time, close to one another–muted their criticism in what was the last such face-off before Super Tuesday. Even moderator John King, famously roughed up by Gingrich in their last encounter, emerged unscathed.”

Andrew Sullivan: “Maybe I’ve lost my mind after all these debates, or maybe I secretly want him to win (because he would finally expose all the insanity that has been building in this party and needs venting). But I thought Santorum was on form tonight. My sense is that he will not lose his current momentum after tonight. I didn’t feel Newt tonight. Romney doesn’t wear well. Paul was great and funny and human.”

I am dying for this circus to come to an end. I guess after Super Tuesday, March 6, we could see someone drop out, or if not, it’s on to the convention. The GOP clown car continues to make its rounds across the U.S.

State Trooper Fatally Shot During Traffic Stop Near Gorst, WA, Suspect Still at Large

NEWSFLASH: A state trooper fatally shot during a traffic stop near Gorst, Wash. Multiple law enforcement agencies are searching for the suspect.

King TV reports WSP spokesman Trooper Russ Winger, said the shooting occurred during a traffic stop near Bridgeport Way SW & 93rd St SW. The suspect’s vehicle was later recovered. Developing.

Amina Kocer-Bowman in Critical Condition After Being Shot in Stomach at Armin Jahr Elementary School

SHOCK: Amina Kocer-Bowman, a student at Armin Jahr Elementary School in Bremerton, Wash., is fighting for her life after being shot in the stomach when a gun a student brought to school discharged inside his knapsack.

The third-grade boy is being held at Kitsap County juvenile detention center on suspicion of unlawful possession of a gun, bringing a dangerous weapon to school and third-degree assault.

Detectives believe the incident at Armin Jahr Elementary in Bremerton, near Seattle, was accidental and are trying to establish how the boy got the gun, the Daily Mail reports.

Afghan Demonstrators Burn “Black Dog Obama” Effigy to Protest Koran Desecration

Afghan demonstrators set fire to an effigy of President Barack Obama under the caption, “Black Dog Obama,” during a protest against the desecration of the Koran in Jalalabad. Ignorance is running rampant all over this world.

Afghan Demonstrators Burn "Black Dog Obama" Effigy to Protest Koran Desecration (AFP)

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