Texas police shake down drivers, lawsuit claims

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TENAHA, Texas (CNN) — Roderick Daniels was traveling through East Texas in October 2007 when, he says, he was the victim of a highway robbery.

he Tennessee man says he was ordered to pull his car over and surrender his jewelry and $8,500 in cash that he had with him to buy a new car.

But Daniels couldn’t go to the police to report the incident.

The men who stopped him were the police.

Daniels was stopped on U.S. Highway 59 outside Tenaha, near the Louisiana state line. Police said he was driving 37 mph in a 35 mph zone. They hauled him off to jail and threatened him with money-laundering charges — but offered to release him if he signed papers forfeiting his property.

“I actually thought this was a joke,” Daniels told CNN.

But he signed.

“To be honest, I was five, six hundred miles from home,” he said. “I was petrified.”…(Click picture to continue on)
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Texas Texas Texas…just when you you thought that state had enough embarrassing things going on with it. *Cough Cough, George Bush* This story goes to prove how dirty cops could be. When i was younger in high school, me and my friends at the time always talked about if cops could take the item you had on you and us it for their own good. Well i guess in this article this is quite true. Not only did the police the guy over for going 2 miles over the speed limit. They took all of stuff, and then forced him to sign it over…. I guess it is true, sometimes you cant trust cops. Not only will they give you a ticket.. They.will black-male and try to rob you. This article i found on reddit and I thought it would be fun to share with the class. Its amazing to see bad cops are in different state. Hopefully we are lucky enough in massachusetts to not have cops like that.

Grandma Arrested for Child Porn

Grandma Arrested for Child Porn

Back in 2005, a WalMart worker in Pennsylvania reported 59-year-old Donna Dull to local authorities after Dull dropped off some film that included shots of her three-year-old granddaughter in and just out of the bath. Dull was arrested—roughly, she says—and charged with producing and distributing child pornography. The charges were dropped 15 months later when a Pennsylvania special prosecutor overruled the local DA. Only Dull, her attorney, and police and prosecutors have apparently seen the photos, which are now under seal. She’s now suing.

In this follow-up article from the York Daily Record, state officials seem to be trying to reassure parents and grandparents that they have nothing to worry about—that you needn’t fret about having your life ruined and reputation destroyed by false child porn charges for taking nude pictures of your infant or toddler. Problem is, their reassurances aren’t very convincing.

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This article I had to comment on. Wow this has to be by far, one of the worst thing i ever seen happen to a grandma. This poor little lady got destroyed with false porn charges. Come on lets be serious everyone one of us have naked pictures taken by our parents. Thats why i really feel like they went to far with this one. Grandma was only put up the pictures as a adorable moment not as a perverted picture. Thats also makes you wonder the mind state of the person who reported on grandma, crazy.

Beyonce and the Nintendo DS

This following post is a response to Beyonce promoting a new video game and the Nintendo DS.

Beyonce- Nintendo DS

Here is the link of the Article

“Even though we’re mad that Beyonce seems to be better than us at Nintendo DS game Rhythm Heaven, the commercial featuring the diva and nephew Daniel is adorable.
We’ve got behind the scenes video of Beyonce on the set of the commercial talking about using the portable game system as an escape. Check it out after the jump.”
-The Source

After viewing the video i was really shocked to see Beyonce playing with the Nintendo DS. I part of me feels like its a publicity stunt because I highly doubt that Beyonce has time at all to sit down and use both hands. Plus I don’t really understand what crowd Nintendo was trying to reach with putting Beyonce in the commercial. Any Ideas? Anyways when i first view the media clip i thought it was a joke, BUT ITS ACTUALLY REAL. I like beyonce has a artist but i don’t know how i feel about here and video games. I though the part with her nephew worked but rest of it seems like its gonna need some work to grab consumers.

Project #3 Finger Lickin Wrong (Please Comment)

This post has to do with an article written in The Source Magazine Please Read.

Ok…Where do i start with this one, lol. Lets see first of all I am a young 23 year old black man and I think people in New York are absolutely crazy for this one. First of all having the new president Barack Obama on “Obama Fried Chicken” and “Obama Flavor Caribbean Soul” restaurants I think is bad promotion. I understand the idea is trendy and cool, however I think it is very dangerous as well. What happens if this brother messes up in office? You think people will keep his name up…I dont think so. That’s like having “Nixons Fine Cuisine” You think a lot people would really want to eat there? Don’t get me wrong, I’m very happy Obama is in office but think we should take it easy and see how his presidency goes. Remember he’s not superman, he’s human.

Tell me what you think:
Is it right or is it wrong?
Could it stir up conflict?
If you were the owner would you do it?
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FOLLOW UP

In this assignment i wanted to focus on trying to get the most comments possible. By this I thought about a different aspects i could take in trying to achieve my goal. My first thought was attempting to write something has was current in events. I then figured out that could work, however their was a different approach i took instead. I took as step back in this project and decided that I wanted to post something that would grab lots of attention. I then thought that if i posted something funny and a current event it would have higher chance of getting viewers and people to post. I then went looking around for about two to three days trying to find something funny to post. I thought if i was lucky enough I would get some of the most comments in the class, but that didn’t go as planned, lol. Then i found an article posted in the The Source Magazine about people labeling their restaurants and stores after our current president Barack Obama I thought that would be a funny article that would grasp a lot of attention to get people to post on. I then went ahead and posted the article and inside asked a few compelling question in attempt to get fellow students and others to comment on. At first comments were starting to come in, then eventually if slowed down to the point were i wasn’t getting any other comments. One reason for this maybe because i didn’t promote my blog to fellow friends and only kept it to my classmates and family. But one good point that I was very proud of was that i got many people to comment on this post who never commented before on my blog at all. I was actually really excited by this just to know that people were reading my blog and were affect in my post. Even if they thought it was funny or touchy topic. Overall i wanted to give my own personal views so that people could have the option of agreeing or disagreeing with me. I thought this assignment went well, but most importantly I had fun with assignments, from creating the post all the way down to reading the comments.

Assignment For The Week- Radio Station

For this weeks assignment I decided to focus one of my favorite Stations Hot 93.7. After listening to the station for many years i never once called up and tired to get threw to one of my favorite shows. I focused on two shows. Fist is a segment during the day the is called “Tell them why your mad” Which is when people calll up and basically complain about why there mad. This is on of the most popular place for listeners to participate in getting on air. After listening to the station for a few years most of these calls are prerecorded and are played back to back. However if your not familiar with the show it just should like the on-air personality is just taking back to back calls. One way to tell it is prerecorded is because each caller doesnt sound nervous or short for word. They pick whatever call-ins that they find more appealing or hilarious to their listeners.

So I decided to attempting reach out to the station and see if I could get recorded for the show. Once i called the station i was forwarded to a directory board where their are numerous options to choose from. Some where for the program direct and on-air personalities others to call in for a designated show. Once i stayed on the line i was forward to an operator who then tried to service me. I told the lady that I was trying to leave a message for the “Tell Them Why Your Mad” segment. She told me they werent taking calls at the moment and try back later. I waited a few hours, went on facebook, and decided to call again once I tired calling again. I got the same response. I figured that the station was busy since it was midday afternoon and maybe they were getting a high frequency of calls or maybe i didnt call in at the right time to get recorded.

After that fail i laughed to myself and thought about trying to call in for the “late night love” show with Linda Reynolds. I honestly hate that show and find it so stupied because all the people the call in to give shout outs are single women with kids who like to give a shout out to their baby daddies who are behind bars. Is it me or does the CT area have a high number or lonely women? I find it weird at 3 out of every 5 callers have the same type of request. So i figured what was the chance of me getting on the station to give a shout out to my girlfriend and talk on-air with the on-air personality. Once Calling it i reached a operator who forwarded me to Linda Reynolds show. It was my lucky day. I got on to the show that I couldn’t stand the most! The personality picked up and asked me what my name is and where i was from and then asked me who i wanted to request a song for. I then decided to stay in my car for 10 minutes and see if she would actually play my song and put me on-air. Come to find out when I was on-air i was prerecorded and then she paid the song I requested after. I sat their laughing while parking my car in the purple lot of southwest after work.

After reading Talking Radio and watching the film in class. The big dramatic difference i noticed was that the guy dies in the movie and lives in the book. That threw me off a little because i wasn’t expecting that when watching the film.

7 Badass Cartoon Villains Who Lost to Retarded Heroes

This was an article i came across in reddit.com that I thought would be a good piece to post and comment on feedback. Its pretty funny.

7 Badass Cartoon Villains Who Lost to Retarded Heroes

Dr. Claw
Dr Claw

Who Was He Constantly Losing To?
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Inspector Gadget

Overall the article is very simple to understand, but the many reason i posted this was bases solely on how many comments it received while being on the internet. The article received over 114 Comments. I thought that i would find only massive numbers of comment in newspaper articles but clearly i was was wrong. The comments people posted were all over the place some pertaining to the article and some not. However did notice something about these comments that i didn’t notice in the last, and that was the constant return users. Some users would post then come back a few hours later and make another comment and reply to someone else’s as well. It seemed as though people were creating their own identity online through their comments and user names.

Obama Scandal

Obama Scandal

Here is The link of the article

This is one of the funnest things i ever seen. This guy goes into wikipedia and tries to edit the Wiki of Barack Obama. Hey then later gets caught and tires to say that he was not behind editing the post. He then later states…

“I am not ‘Jerusalem21,’ but I do know the Wikipedia user (he works with me and does research for me), and I worked with him on this story,” Klein writes, adding that he “personally” oversaw “Jerusalem21”

So basically he is clearly behind the post, but doesnt want to take the blame for it. So instead he puts it on an imaginary friend , when reality it was him. The best part is that he “personally oversaw Jerusalem21” which was the username he probably created. So if for some reason this guy ends of disappearing of the face of the earth just know the government has him locked up some where nice and “safe”, LOL. Also their were over 30 comments for this article. The best comment was from user: LittleLolly, the state “Mr. Klein: Obama won. Get Over It!”

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