An argument over a handicapped parking spot at a convenience store in Florida led to a fatal shooting and the man who pulled the trigger won’t be arrested under the state’s “stand your ground” self-defense law, authorities said. and ” the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Surveillance video obtained by The Post shows McGlockton walking up to Michael Drejka, 47, who was arguing with McGlockton’s girlfriend, Britany Jacobs, 24, over a handicapped parking spot at the Circle A Food store on Sunset Point Road in Clearwater on Thursday.
Detectives from the sheriff’s office said Jacobs had parked her 2016 Chrysler 2000 in a handicapped spot without a permit before the shooting.
The study, published Thursday in the BMJ, analyzed more than 600,000 death certificates and census data over the 17-year span. Deaths from liver cancer, another result of excessive alcohol use, doubled across the U.S. Although the hepatitis C virus is another common driver of cirrhosis and other liver diseases, alcoholism was the primary cause of fatal cases of the illness, researchers said.
The researchers said the trend is likely caused by growing alcohol consumption, particularly in excessive amounts.
The “moon landing hoax” was among the first conspiracy theories to gain traction with the American public. In the years since, the theories have multiplied like jack rabbits, swarming all corners of the cultural landscape. After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, some fringe activists insisted the U.S. government, rather than al-Qaeda, had planned the attacks. Conspiracies about President Trump’s ties to Russia compete with all the real news on the topic. “Pizzagate” conspiracists claimed Hillary Clinton was operating a pedophile ring in a D.C. pizza parlor, leading one true believer to fire a gun in the restaurant.
It’s tempting to dismiss conspiracy theorists as wearers of tinfoil hats. But the theories should be taken seriously for their effects on political and social discourse — and research suggests that, under the right circumstances, many people are susceptible to their allure.
Researchers surveyed 6,641 people about the earliest memories they had, and what age they had them, and found that 2,487 people – 38.6 percent – reported having their first memory before the age of 2. Of those people, 893 reported that their first memory was prior to 1 year of age.
And therein lies the problem.
We all know that memory is unreliable – it’s why witness testimony of a crime can be such a dicey thing. But the researchers wanted to know why so many people were claiming to have long-term memories from a time before they could have formed.
Part of the survey was asking the respondents to describe the memory. The team analysed the language used by the participants, the content of the memory, the nature of the memory described – and the age of the person reporting it.
They found that the older a person was, the more likely they were to report an implausibly early first memory.
When Cody Wilson and his company Defense Distributed released 3D printable files for the Liberator gun online back in 2013, an entirely new side of the debate over gun regulation began. 3D printed guns are often portrayed as a looming, terrifying boogeyman by extreme gun control advocates, while at the same time they are often held up as proof by pro-gun and open carry advocates that regulation or legislation won’t solve the problems of gun violence in our country. One side is selling fear of easily created guns that can be printed off like photocopies overrunning our street, and the other side is pretending that because a gun can be made in someone’s home then there is no reason to restrict any kind of access to guns period.
It is important that we make very clear how 3D printed guns are made, what they are capable of and how much of While 3D printing technology is certainly sophisticated, the full capabilities of 3D printing are often wildly misrepresented.
Anyway, you have to have access to a 3D printer anyway and the materials to do it. And you need the printer files to do it. Raw materials are needed also to do the job. Cost is a factor.
Maybe it doesn’t need to be regulated just yet. It’s a form of technology that has progressed just because we are a curious type of creature and violence is just part of our nature. But that doesn’t mean it will go anywhere toward increasing violence in this country.
Proposition 9 would’ve asked voters whether California should separate into three states: California, Northern California and Southern California. It would’ve been subject to approval by US Congress. The initiative had gained enough signatures in June to qualify for the ballot on November 6.
From lack of health care and attractions to high crime rates and disease, these are the worst states in the U.S. for quality of life.
Far be it for us to dent your home state pride, but the fact is that there are ways to objectively measure quality of life, and some states do not measure up as well as others. Our Quality of Life category in America’s Top States for Business, worth 300 out 2,500 total points, looks at factors such as violent crime rates, area attractions, health care, and environmental quality, based on our Top States methodology and sources. These are the 10 worst states to live in this year.
10. New Mexico
9. (tie) Mississippi
9. (tie) South Carolina
The order was issued Monday by Judge Dana Sabraw, the same judge who previously ordered the government to reunite the families.
It comes as the Trump administration is scrambling to reunite roughly 2,550 immigrant children with their parents by the court-imposed deadline of July 26. What will happen to those families after reunification isn’t clear.
Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union, which brought the lawsuit, say they’re concerned about rumors of “mass deportations” of families that have just been reunited — potentially leaving parents with just hours to make the “momentous decision” about whether to leave their children behind in the United States.