Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jun 11, 2015
June 11, 2015
Remember that scene from the movie "Forrest Gump," where then-Alabama Gov GEORGE WALLACE stood in front of a schoolhouse, defying a federal order to allow two African-Americans to enroll at the University of Alabama? In the scene, we see him giving in as troops escort the two students into the building. Happened on this day in 1963.
The former President at play:
What a guy! Former President BILL CLINTON said yesterday that he'll stop giving paid speeches... if his wife, HILLARY is elected president. He'll instead give no-charge speeches is his wife wins the White House.
At a Clinton Foundation conference in Denver, he told Bloomberg TV, "I will still give speeches though on the subjects I'm interested in, and I've really enjoyed those things." Asked by CNN if any foundation donors ever got special treatment while Hillary was Secretary of State, he said, "No one has ever asked me for anything ...And I don't think Hillary would know, either... She was pretty busy those years. I never saw her study a list of my contributors, and I had no idea who was doing business before the State Department." (Pacelli)
Parent(s) of the Day:
So let's get this straight, a Virginia woman turned herself in on charges related to her leaving her children in a hot car and did it while she left her children in a hot car?
Yes, LAQUANDA NEWBY was accused of leaving her two kids in her car on May 26th while she went shopping at Sam's Club. The officer responding to that call couldn't arrest her because he didn't witness the kids in the car so he issued her a warrant that she would turn herself in at a later date.
She went to court on Monday to turn herself in and brought the kids with her and left them in the car, again. A person passing by noticed the kids and told police. She was charged with three counts of contributing to the delinquency or abuse of child after police said she left her children, ages six and one, inside her hot car outside the Henrico County Courthouse. Surveillance cameras show the kids were in the car over an hour. Temps outside were in the 90's and both children has sweat rolling off them. Police held the kids until their father arrived. (Myers)
Trolling for IQ points:
A guy in Vermont got out of jury duty by wearing a prison uniform to court.
JAMES LOWE of Barnet reportedly showed up for jury selection wearing a black-and-white-striped prison jumpsuit. Deputies directed him to an empty courtroom to meet privately with the judge. Then, Lowe says he was to leave. The judge also warned him he could've been found in contempt of court, leading to a fine or a jail sentence. Lowe says the juror instructions he received didn't specify a dress code. But, he says he's glad he was let go because of his work schedule and family commitment. (Still)
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