There are a few stories on my radar tonight.
First, this story out of Montgomery, Alabama has me scratching my head.
Now correct me if I am wrong, but isn't Alabama State University a public institution? If it is, how the heck are they going to tell a grown ass woman that she can't have male [or female] lovers stay over at her house for an extended period of time?
"The new Alabama State University president’s contract comes with strings attached -- to her love life.
Gwendolyn Boyd is coming back to her alma mater from Johns Hopkins University to shepherd Alabama State through a rough patch involving a damning audit aimed at the university. Boyd’s new contract is pretty standard -- $300,000 a year, a car and the presidential residence -- except she can’t have lovers staying overnight for an extended period of time." [Source]
Ms. Boyd, it looks like the university needs you more than you need them. Don't go for this crap. If you want to get your love on you shouldn't have to creep around to do it.
Sorry people, this smells of sexism to me. I have a hard time believing that if Gwendolyn Boyd was Glenn Boyd this would be happening to her.
But hey, that's just me.
And then there is another other story from the crazy state of Florida.
It seems that some old guy got fed up in the theater with a fellow theatergoer and decided to stand his ground against a dangerous text.
"A moviegoer lost his life inside a Pasco County, Florida theater on Monday afternoon after a dispute over texting with a retired police officer. The victim’s wife was also hit by the same bullet.
According to the sheriff’s office, the dispute happened before the 1:20 showing of ‘Lone Survivor’ had even started.
According to investigators, two couples had gotten into an argument over noise.
Sheriff Chris Nocco said, “The victim was on his cell phone; he was texting. We believe he was making some kind of noise. This noise led to an altercation between the suspect and the victim.”
The shooter was identified by deputies as 71-year-old Curtis Reeves.
Charles Cummings said he overheard the victim say he was texting his 3-year-old daughter before Reeves pulled out a pistol.
He said, “Their voices start going up, there seems to be a confrontation, somebody throws popcorn, then bang, he was shot. I heard the victim say, ‘I can’t believe…,’ then he fell on us.” [Source]
Now I hate disruptive moviegoers as much as the next guy (it's why, unfortunately, I try to stay away from certain movie theaters when too many of my cousins are present), but I am not going to go all Clint Eastwood on some guy for texting on his cell phone and making too much noise when I am trying to get my popcorn on. I mean this is crazy. Besides, I am not sure I trust some 71 year old dude with a gun in the first place. (Sorry AARP)
But hey, this is a part of the culture we have created in these divided states of America. It's all about the gun.
Finally, speaking of guns, it looks like we have another one of these Houdini type perps acting up again.
"Police in North Carolina say all evidence collected during their investigation into the shooting death of a handcuffed teenager indicates he killed himself with a concealed large-caliber pistol that a rookie officer failed to detect when he frisked him.
Durham police on Friday presented preliminary findings of an internal investigation into the shooting death of 17-year-old Jesus Huerta, who died Nov. 19 in the back of a squad car as it was pulling into the parking lot at police headquarters.
Huerta had been arrested by Officer Samuel Duncan a short time earlier on an outstanding warrant for misdemeanor trespassing after a family member called 911 and asked for help after the teen walked out of his home following a late-night argument.
"The evidence and information collected thus far indicate that Mr. Huerta had a handgun concealed on his person," said Capt. L.J. Clayton, who oversaw the department's internal affairs investigation. "Officer Duncan did not discover this handgun during his search of Mr. Huerta. Mr. Huerta shot himself with that handgun." [Source]
I wonder where exactly "on his person" he concealed it.