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Shantel July 5, 2014 at 10:16 am
I think nut case would be an understatement. I'm glad he was caught it's one less psycho to worryRead More about. Rest in Peace to the victims!
Boogeyman July 8, 2014 at 10:55 am
Ex no posting his rapsheet!!!
Ex Jolietian July 8, 2014 at 10:57 am
I only research Will County.... pretty hard to figure out, huh ?
The Michigan affirmative action decision wasn't the only controversial ruling handed down last week by the U.S. Supreme Court. (Patch file photo)
Nathan Wagstaff April 28, 2014 at 07:30 am
We have just reached the point at which our judges care so little about the constitution andRead More personal protection from abusive authority that this ruling is possible. Even 15 years ago, this would have been ruled a 4th amendment violation. Not anymore.
michelle April 28, 2014 at 09:09 am
About 20 years ago when I was a teen we called in about a driver driving erratically down I-75Read More (later on a weekend evening so probably drunk). We kept an eye on the person and waited for the cops to show. There needs to be some clear guidelines but I think in my case they needed to get checked out.
Canton April 28, 2014 at 11:10 am
T, I hope you're being sarcastic, because slower is not necessarily safer. Speed should be setRead More using the 85th percentile rule, and artificially impeding the free flow of traffic (artificially low speed limit, moving road block, etc) makes the roads more dangerous. Now, to the ruling. I disagree with the court on this one. Civilians should be able to report what they see, and the police should be able to act on that tip, but the they should not be able to pull someone over until the police directly witness a potential violation. The way it stands, the system can be abused by both civilians and police. For example, a civilian can report an anonymous tip on someone they hate as a form of harassment, or police can use the system to pull someone over without cause (you know, burner phones). The other concern is, civilians are not always the best judge of the law, and may be unable to distinguish the difference between the law and common courtesy.
Iowa State University Steve Leath said at a news conference Wednesday that VEISHEA is "done" for 2014 after violence erupted Tuesday night. (Photo: Iowa State University Facebook page)
Maria Houser Conzemius April 13, 2014 at 12:24 pm
I am horrified that students and perhaps non-students knocked down a light pole that put an ISURead More student in critical condition when the pole fell on his head. I saw the rioters pulling out stop signs and knocking the pole down. It was clear that those involved had no thought of the potential consequences of their actions. In my opinion, Veisha should be cancelled permanently in honor of those who have been injured as a result of this "celebration," which has been turned into a tawdry riot as a result of drunken hooliganism. Why Ames? Maybe particularly calamitous issues with alcoholism and drugs, even more than in Iowa City or at the University of Northern Iowa.
Marilyn Krocheski April 13, 2014 at 06:08 pm
I think any student involved with the riots should be charged with the crimes they committed andRead More expelled from this university with that record going with them so they won't be admitted to any university, maybe that would stop all riots of this kind......
Maria Houser Conzemius April 18, 2014 at 11:28 am
Once a person is critically injured because of the actions of VEISHEA rioters, I think ISU studentsRead More have lost the right to celebrate VEISHEA. It's not like this is the first time VEISHEA has served as an excuse for students and non-students to riot at ISU. I saw the video; I saw cars being overturned; stop signs pulled up, the light pole going down, which fell on a student and left him in critical condition, and those who did that should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has ruled out arson as a cause of a massive fire that destroyed the historic Younkers building in downtown Des Moines. (Screenshot: Des Moines Register video)
Maria Houser Conzemius April 9, 2014 at 01:14 pm
Someone did something stupid. The sprinkler system was installed but not operational. The securityRead More guard was either absent or asleep, I forget which. Hot work (welding?) had recently been done, yet nobody made sure that the hot work didn't smolder. I remember working as a social worker at the Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP) in Iowa City, and KCRG TV reporters came down to deliver Thanksgiving baskets with turkeys and all the fixings to needy families. While they were there, a welder on the Old Capitol dome set fire to the building. The fire was put out, but there was a lot of water damage to the building. An experienced welder told me later that he had called the University of Iowa and told them that welders weren't using safe practices and that the building could catch fire. He was ignored, and the building caught fire. You get kind of tired of seeing national historic sites being destroyed through plain and simple carelessness and negligence. I think that's the case in the Younker's fire, and if it makes me sick I can just imagine how people living in Des Moines feel.
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Maria Houser Conzemius December 15, 2013 at 02:27 pm
Bill Moyers had a guest, a Mr. Slotkin, who has written at least three books on the history of gunRead More violence in our American culture. He talks about gun violence on the frontier as a way of killing native Americans and stealing their land, gun violence in the south for maintaining slavery and Jim Crow subsequent to slavery, and gun violence in the North as a way of subjugating workers wanting to organize for higher pay, worker safety, and benefits, benefits like weekends off. Because gun violence is endemic in our culture, cowboys and "Indians," cops and robbers, and so on, it's very difficult to eradicate as an accepted solution to problems. Slotkin even suggested that Nancy Lanza may have bought guns for Adam Lanza, the disturbed young man who shot 20 children and six adults to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT one year ago as though guns had "curative" and "mystic" properties. Slotkin called Nancy Lanza "reckless." I think what she did was reckless in the extreme and some might call her pathological. And where was Adam Lanza's father in all of this? Nowhere in sight. If I remember right, he was chief of tax deductions for some mega-wealthy corporation that paid NO federal taxes during his tenure. GE? One of those corporations.
bo lewis October 13, 2013 at 07:00 pm
He had to be texting as there is just a very slight bend in the road there
Julie Peterson Qidwai October 15, 2013 at 07:45 am
Or he could have had a stroke, fallen asleep, gone into a diabetic coma, sneezed really hard or beenRead More drunk. I'm definitely against texting while driving, but that's not the only scenario that could have caused this single-vehicle accident.
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