Thursday, July 2, 2015

An illegal alien from Mexico charged in the death of his estranged girlfriend entered a guilty plea in a Franklin County court in Alabama

The plea ends more than two years of uncertainty for a family who dreaded sitting through an upcoming trial. Escorted by jailers, Angel Nava entered the courthouse after weeks of negotiations between prosecutors and defense attorneys. District Attorney Joey Rushing said that it was the family of Lesley Hope Plott who asked for some resolution in the case. “Out of all the murders I have handled here, this one as far as the evidence and the gruesomeness of it is the worst,” Rushing said. In February 2013, prosecutors said that surveillance cameras recorded the murder which took place along north Jackson Avenue. Investigators in the case said that Nava punched, stabbed and cut Lesley Plott to death. The two had been in a relationship for more than 10 years, but were estranged at the time of the murder. According to investigators, Plott was giving Nava a ride home at the time of the attack. “We talked with the victim’s family, and we discussed all the options and the potential for what could happen if we went to trial,” Rushing explained. “They decided that murder and a life sentence would be an offer they would be satisfied with.” Before his departure from court, Nava was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. Rushing said that they will strongly oppose Nava’s parole if the day ever comes. If Angel Nava is ever released from prison on parole, he will immediately be deported from the United States back to his native Mexico. Nava and Lesley Plott had one child together who is now in the custody of her surviving family members.

Muslims in Africa: Boko Haram, newly affiliated with the Islamic State, has recently unleashed a series of gruesome terror attacks in Nigeria

In the latest, gunmen burst into mosques and homes in the town of Kukawa and killed 97 people who were praying or otherwise marking the holy month of Ramadan, say government officials. The previous night, gunmen in the village of Mussaram ordered males and females to separate and then opened fire on the men and boys, killing about 50 and seriously injuring another 17. “They spared nobody," one witness to the slaughter in Kukawa said. "In fact, while some of the terrorists waited and set most of the corpses on fire, others proceeded to houses and shot indiscriminately at women who were preparing food." Boko Haram has made a point of going after mosques because it considers their Islamic teaching to be insufficiently strict.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A black man has been arrested after he left racist messages outside a church

Vincent Broughton, 44, who is black, is facing charges for committed a bias-motivated crime and disorderly conduct. The signs were posted outside the New Covenant church that is predominately attended by African Americans. One sign references the KKK. Another reads, “Black men beware, you are the target.” The messages had the congregation on edge. “We locked our doors this morning, so we were inside, but it shouldn’t be that way. You shouldn’t have to lock your doors in the church, it’s just… I’m speechless,” said Pastor Roland Joyner. Broughton has admitted to posting the flyers but did not explain why he targeted the church.

Having ancestors that are too closely related may negatively influence an individual's height and thinking skills, a genetic study has shown

The effect of inheriting pairs of identical genes means children of first cousins are likely to be 1.2 centimeters (0.5 inches) shorter than those whose DNA is more mixed, scientists found. It was also predicted to have a significant impact on mental ability and educational attainment, as well as lung function. But surprisingly, factors such as blood pressure and cholesterol that influence the risk of heart disease, diabetes and other conditions were not affected by genetic diversity. The findings, based on genetic data of more than 300,000 individuals from around the world, suggest that natural selection is driving people to become cleverer and taller. In contrast, risk factors for complex diseases that occur late in life do not appear to be major players in the human evolutionary story.

Among Puerto Rican 8th graders tested in mathematics in 2013, 95% scored Below Basic, 5% scored Basic, and (to the limits of rounding) 0% scored Proficient, and 0% scored Advanced

In contrast, among American public school students poor enough to be eligible for subsidized school lunches, only 39% scored Below Basic, 41% scored Basic, 17% scored Proficient, and 3% scored Advanced. Puerto Rico’s test scores are just shamefully low, suggesting that Puerto Rican schools are completely dropping the ball. By way of contrast, in the United States, among black 8th graders, 38% score Basic, 13% score Proficient, and 2% score Advanced. In the United States, among Hispanic 8th graders, 41% reach Basic, 18% Proficient, and 3% Advanced.

Computer algorithm thinks that blacks look like gorillas

Google is in trouble because its Photo app has a tendency to label pictures of blacks as "gorillas" which has upset many on the left.

Twitter only has 49 black employees - out of 2,910 staff members in the United States of America

The 35 black men and 14 black women account for just 1.7% of its US operation, which is 93.8% white (Jewish?) or Asian. It represents a stark lack of progress since last year, when senior executives promised to boost their number of African American staff from 2%. Twitter has just 68 Hispanic employees and three Native Americans. Recently, Google revealed that black people account for just 2% of its workforce. Facebook has also come under fire for its minuscule proportion of black employees (2%) - and for hiring just seven black people since its last diversity count.

White violence against blacks is dwarfed by black on white violence

In 2012, blacks committed 560,600 acts of violence against whites (excluding homicide), and whites committed 99,403 acts of violence (excluding homicide) against blacks, according to data from the National Crime Victimization Survey. Blacks, in other words, committed 85% of the non-homicide interracial crimes of violence between blacks and whites, even though they are less than 13% of the population. Both the absolute number of incidents and the rate of black-on-white violence are therefore magnitudes higher than white-on-black violence. The black homicide-victimization rate is six times higher than the white homicide-victimization rate. It is not whites who are responsible for that homicide death gap; it’s other blacks. Blacks commit homicide at close to eight times the rate of whites and Hispanics combined; among males between the ages of 14 and 17, the interracial homicide commission gap is nearly tenfold.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Fake hate crime: Authorities in rural Utah say that a man who reported someone beat him and carved a homophobic slur into his arm staged the attacks

Millard County Sheriff Robert Dekker said that 21-year-old Rick Jones could face charges after officers found inconsistencies and the Delta man eventually acknowledged faking the harassment.

People with blue eyes might have a greater chance of becoming alcoholics, according to a unique new study by genetic researchers at the University of Vermont

The work, led by Arvis Sulovari, a doctoral student in cellular, molecular and biological sciences, and Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Dawei Li, Ph.D., is the first to make a direct connection between a person's eye color and alcohol dependence. "This suggests an intriguing possibility - that eye color can be useful in the clinic for alcohol dependence diagnosis," Sulovari says. The authors found that primarily European Americans with light-colored eyes - including green, grey and brown in the center - had a higher incidence of alcohol dependency than those with dark brown eyes, with the strongest tendency among blue-eyed individuals. The study outlines the genetic components that determine eye color and shows that they line up along the same chromosome as the genes related to excessive alcohol use. But, Li says, "we still don't know the reason" and more research is needed.

Black-on-black violence in Africa: Violence in South Sudan, which broke from Sudan in 2011, has escalated to "a new brutality and intensity," according to a new UN report accusing the Sudan People's Liberation Army of carrying out a campaign of "killing, rape, abduction, looting, arson, and displacement"

It notes that 100,000 people have been displaced, while at least 172 women and girls have been raped and abducted. Among the most disturbing allegations are reports of nine separate incidents in which females were burnt alive in their homes after being gang-raped. The report also describes how a woman was dragged out of her hut and gang-raped in front of her 3-year-old child. Another was forced to hold red-hot coals in an attempt to get her to disclose the location of rebels or cattle.

Monday, June 29, 2015

The United States now has the second-largest Spanish-speaking population outside of Mexico, according to a new study

According to Instituto Cervantes, a non-profit that promotes Spanish language and culture, the United States now has 41 million native Spanish speakers along with 11.6 million more who are bilingual. That sum total tops Colombia (48 million) and Spain (46 million); only Mexico beats it, with 121 million.

Since the Charleston shootings, GOP officials have been scrambling to comply with Leftist demands that Southern whites be stripped of visible signs of their Confederate heritage

The Republicans have surrendered so much to the Left that Paul Gottfried - a Jew - is actually a better defender of traditional American values than is the GOP.