A Cook County judge on Tuesday threw out the conviction of a South Side man imprisoned for decades for a 1980s rape, concluding that two of disgraced former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge’s top lieutenants had tortured him into confessing and then covered up the abuse.
Judge Richard Walsh said special prosecutors in the case failed to rebut the allegations made by Stanley Wrice, now 59.
The two former detectives, John Byrne and Peter Dignan, asserted their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination when called to testify during a hearing Monday, according to lawyers.
Wrice had alleged that Byrne and Dignan beat him in the basement of the Area 2 police headquarters on the South Side after his arrest in a brutal gang rape. Byrne hit him with a flashlight, while Dignan struck him with a length of rubber hose, Wrice said.
GOP civil war? What GOP civil war?
WASHINGTON — House Speaker John A. Boehner delivered an uncharacteristically forceful response to conservative groups lining up against the budget compromise announced Tuesday, accusing them of “using” people to advance their own goals rather than the GOP’s.
Speaking with reporters at the Capitol on Wednesday, the Ohio Republican mocked the powerful conservative forces that he said were staking out opposition to the deal even before its full details were public.
“They’re using our members and they’re using the American people for their own goals,” Boehner charged. “This is ridiculous.
I was recently alerted to this by David Futrelle via twitter, who wrote about it on his Manboobz blog.
A Voice for Men writer comes out in favor of marital rape http://t.co/JWXHuQOxEQ
— David Futrelle (@DavidFutrelle) December 11, 2013
At his blog David pointed out that someone writing over at a Voice for Men who goes by the name, Clint Carpentier actually wrote this.
sex was a wifely duty she was obligated to provide as per the terms of marriage.” But “since the advent of ‘marital rape,’ sex [in marriage] is no longer a loving duty, so it has become whim and weapon … .
As well as this,
If women are demanding that their husbands do their “fair share” of the chores, then why do men need wives at all? In man’s attempt to make their wives lives easier, they have reduced the wifely duties to next to non-existent. Why, women? Why oh why would you drive those final coffin nails of obsolescence in? Aside from children, there’s no benefit left to having a wife.
In addition check out some of the sick comments written over at Carpentier’s disgusting commentary. Entitled Wives demand what??? The farce of household equality
Here’s the first one which was posted by someone going by the username of Stu, who instead of condemning what is clearly and endorsement of marital rape, wrote,
Like I’ve said, make women happy by doing 100% of household chores yourself, in your own home, that no woman lives in. As long as any woman lives in your home, you will be seen as a sloth that a woman toils in service of, no matter how much housework you do, and how much work outside the house you do.
So, live on your own. Be an independent man who lives without women performing any household services for at all. That is the only way not to be seen as a man child with mummy looking after you.
Another person, Shrek6 couldn’t agree more with Carpentier’s misogynist pro rape rant.
Thanks for the article Clint. We should put this up somewhere to educate Blue Pill men or the newly converted Red Pill men, so that they are fully apprised of the situation they currently live in. It is a form of slavery to be avoided at all costs.
I’ve said it before. Outside of children and family, there is an absolute ZERO need of women for men.
After all the crap I stupidly put myself through, kinda think I’m not going there again. Why the hell would you bring a whining woman into a home that is already running like clockwork!
These people do not deserve to call their movement, a “rights movement.” Such movements fight for equality, but not this one. This one looks more and more like one that just calls itself that, but actually is nothing more than a group of sexist pigs out to promote male dominance. The few female MRA’s do themselves a great disservice by supporting it, no matter how much money they maybe making off of it.
If “A Voice for Men” was really about equality for men, and not subjugating women, they wouldn’t let someone like Carpentier write for them, or if they did, they’d kick him out of their organization after he wrote something like this. Not to mention that you’d see a lot more people over their offended by what he wrote, rather than supporting him.
The Southern Poverty Law Center was correct to label A Voice For Men along with many other MRA websites as “woman-hating sites” and treat them as such. The response they got from A Voice for Men’s Paul Elam, to this story they wrote about a prominent MRA’s suicide when they first started exposing them, does nothing to debunk the SPLC’s conclusion.
Updated 12/11/13 at 12:10 PM
I added one more disgusting quote from Carpentier that I forgot to include earlier. I should have done so because it makes it much clearer that yes he really does think marital rape is okay.
Remember when Law Enforcement was told not to intervene in Domestic Violence calls?
New Mexico’s highest court is giving police more leeway to make arrests without a warrant in domestic violence cases.
The state Supreme Court on Monday ruled that police can make a warrantless arrest when it’s reasonably close to the scene of the domestic violence.
State law allows a warrantless arrest at the scene of a domestic disturbance, and the justices broadened that to include a location near the place where the incident happened.
The ruling overturned a state Court of Appeals decision that found Daniel Almanzar had been improperly arrested in 2007 across the street from the state fairgrounds in Albuquerque where he alleged kicked his girlfriend during a quarrel.
Sen. Lamar Alexander’s chief of staff, Ryan Loskarn, is under investigation for child pornography.
The Republican Senator from Tennessee revealed Wednesday that law enforcement officers are searching Loskarn’s private residence.
“I am stunned, surprised and disappointed by what I have learned,” the Senator said.
Sen. Lamar Alexander’s revealed Wednesday that law enforcement officers are searching Loskarn’s private residence.
Sen. Lamar Alexander’s revealed Wednesday that law enforcement officers are searching Loskarn’s private residence.
Alexander, 73, made the announcement on Wednesday, indicating he “was just informed by the United States Senate legal counsel’s office” of the search.
The last addition to the Family-Friendly RPGs Bundle of Holding is my own The Zorcerer of Zo!
(Remember that all buyers receive the newly added game automatically on their Wizard’s Cabinet download page. This is their reward for buying early.)
So, if you already bought a Bundle, at the core or bonus price, you’re cool. If not, feel free to check it out!
So far, 349 bundles sold, raising $4,602.94 (that’s 460.29 divided between the two charities, one of which is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital).
Less than 22 hours before it’s over!
It probably is no surprise that Tiger Beat On The Potomac has used to occasion of the budget deal struck last night between Paul Ryan, the zombie-eyed granny-starver from Wisconsin and First Runner-Up in our most recent vice-presidential pageant, and Senator Landingham of Washington state, as a means to sell us on the idea of a New Paul Ryan, and not the one the country rejected so soundly last year, and to remind us that the New Paul Ryan — the Nixon parallels continue apace — is once again a serious man of serious purpose.
The two-year budget agreement he rolled out with Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) Tuesday evening is striking for its simplicity: It cuts the deficits by $23 billion, sets new higher spending levels for the next two years and replaces automatic spending cuts set to take effect in 2014. But in abandoning his years-long quest to re-imagine American society and settling for a bipartisan deal, the Wisconsin Republican took the first steps to emerge as a House power center - a Republican willing to take baby steps to curb the nation’s trillions in debt, normalize the budget process and protect a Pentagon pilloried by cuts. If the budget passes, it sets up a helpful message for Ryan as he considers both his future in the House and the 2016 presidential race: He can claim he is as a man in tune with the realities of governing. Sure, he is a conservative, but Ryan is willing dispense with the perfect in favor of the good.
And writers for Politico, I guarantee you, will go for that bullshit like seals in the tank at feeding time. I mean, Jesus God, the fact that Paul Ryan has a tough sell for this in the House is not an indication that Ryan is anything less than the mountebank he’s always been. It is another indication, as if we needed one, that the House Republican caucus is insane. That Louie Gohmert and Rand Paul are opposed to this deal doesn’t make Ryan any more willing to be “bipartisan.” It makes them extremist yahoos.
This post is a comprehensive review of the education priorities of the Walton Family Foundation.
The Walton family has made many billions of dollars from the Walmart stores.
Walmart comes into a region and undersells every local retail store. In time, the mom-and-pop stores-beloved community institutions handed down in some cases from generation to generation- close their doors, and mom and pop become low-wage greeters at Walmart. The giant Walmart causes an implosion of Main Streets across the region where they are located, as working people shop for bargains and bypass their own community.
If the Walmart head office decides that the store is not making a big enough profit, the Walmart closes and goes elsewhere. It leaves behind dead small towns, towns without a local economy, because the local economy was sucked dry by the big Walmart. Whether the Walmart stays or goes, Main Street dies.
In education, the Walmart agenda is not dissimilar. The foundation supports charters and vouchers, though it prefers vouchers. It seeks to create schools that are non-union and that are able to skim off students from the local public schools. In time, the local public schools will die, just as the Main Street stores died.
They give generously to create an education marketplace of choices; the one “choice” they do not favor is the neighborhood public school. They underwrite major education media to be sure that their agenda gets favorable attention. They fund compatible researchers. They are strategic in their funding.
The Waltons and the Walton Family Foundation have gargantuan financial resources and can exert undue influence on politicians and public policy issues of their choosing. No matter where people come down on the issues of education reform or school choice, we can all agree it is unfair that the Walton family gets to dictate the future of public education because of the amount of money at its disposal, and to do so in a way that is unaccountable to the public.
In their marketplace of choices, the voucher schools and charters compete to get the “best” students.
The public schools take those rejected, excluded, or dumped by the charter and vouchers schools.
The end result: a dual system of schools, all publicly funded. One for the haves, another for the have-nots.
This is a few days old, but still a big *facepalm*
The old urban legend about a school banning red and green is back, this time directed at an elementary school in Texas.
An elementary school in Frisco, Texas is believed to be the first in the state to violate “The Merry Christmas Law” after they banned Christmas trees and the colors red & green from an upcoming “winter” party.
Except, no they didn’t. From the same article, just five paragraphs down:
The school district released a statement to MyFoxDFW.com noting:
“The school was unaware of this and it was not an official PTA correspondence either. There have never been any limitations on what students wear, what they bring to share with their classmates on party days … what greetings people exchange with each other.”
But hey, why let a little thing like reality get in the way.
Here’s the schools offical statement from their website: friscoisd.org
A new academic review from the Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy contradicts Fox News’ conflation of violence and mental health, finding that the two are only related under narrow circumstances and that the vast majority of people with mental health conditions are not violent. The report calls for developing better “evidence-based criteria” for determining who is more likely to commit acts of violence and prohibiting them from owning guns.
The December 11 report is the work of mental health and gun violence researchers from top universities and research programs including the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research. The report emphasizes a commitment to create evidence-based gun violence prevention policy recommendations that are informed by “the best available research” on gun violence and mental health.
While noting that it is important not to stigmatize those with mental health conditions, the Consortium’s report recommends expanding the federal prohibition on gun ownership by individuals adjudicated as having a serious mental health condition to also include persons receiving involuntary outpatient treatment when a court has ruled the person is a danger to themselves or others.
The Consortium’s approach, where the recommendation is based on academic research, stands in sharp contrast to Fox News’ reporting. Indeed, Fox News’ coverage of the relationship between gun violence and mental health has often failed to provide a nuanced picture of what is a complex issue, with the network unfairly stereotyping individuals with mental health conditions as prone to violence and using mental health to distract from the most significant factor in much of gun violence: access to firearms.