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Oscar Pestorious Granted Bail

By Tru Pettigrew
Feb. 22, 2013 | Comments

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The decision from the bail hearing for double amputee South African Olympian Oscar Pestorious was made today and the judge agreed to grant him bail. For those who may not have been following the case, Pestorious has been charged for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. He shot her to death on Valentine’s Day of this year and he says that he accidentally shot her, thinking that she was an intruder. This is obviously a tragic event and our condolences and prayers go out to Reeva Steenkamp’s family as well as to Prestorious and his family. ..

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The “N” Word Flying High...

By Tru Pettigrew
Feb. 19, 2013 | Comments


I saw a story on the news this past weekend (2/18/13) about a 60 year old white man calling a 19 month old black baby the “N” word and then slapping the child. I couldn't believe what I was hearing, when the reporter first told the story. During a flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta on February 8th, 60 year old Joe Rick Hundley was sitting next to a woman, Jessica Bennett, and her 19 month old son Jonah, who began crying as the plane began to descend. According to reports, Hundley told Mrs. Bennet to “shut that ni##a baby up”! Obviously stunned and caught off guard by the comment, Mrs. Bennett asked Mr. Hundley what he said to make sure she wasn’t hearing things and he leaned in and repeated himself and proceeded to slap the child in the face. ..

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Point of NO Return

By Winslow Thornton
Feb. 19, 2013 | Comments


I must admit up front, I am a junkie for violence. There were certain television series or movies that solicited my attention simply because I knew someone would get shot, stabbed, run over by a vehicle of some sort, hung, burned or simply expire in some form or fashion that was not associated with father time. HBO series “SOPRANOS” or “THE WIRE” and Hollywood blockbusters like “FACE/OFF” and “HEAT” with two of my favorite actors Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro commanded my attention based on the brutality alone. ..

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