At least she’s got the integrity to accept responsibility for what she did.

Texas prosecutor busted for drunken driving
Published February 09, 2016 FoxNews.com
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Cops arrested a Texas prosecutor for driving while intoxicated after she slammed her Hyundai sedan into a parked car in Austin early Sunday morning.
Travis County Assistant District Attorney Erika Hansen, 37, claimed she’d had two pints of beer that night and never drove faster than 35 mph when she got distracted and hit the car, police say. They add that she apparently tried leaving the scene at first, but ultimately remained until cops arrived.

She failed a sobriety test and had a blood-alcohol level of .19 percent, more than double the legal limit of .08 percent, Fox 7 reports.

Hansen “intends to continue to cooperate and take responsibility for her actions as her case makes its way through the legal process,” her attorney, Rick Flores, told KEYE.

The District Attorney’s Office claimed it was reviewing her case. Hansen had been a prosecutor there since March 2015, reportedly focusing on domestic violence cases.

She was booked into the Travis County Jail Sunday morning, and bail was set at $3,000.

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It must be something in the water…like, grain and hops maybe? Not parent of the year material.

Drunk Wisconsin Couple Allegedly Lets 9-Year-Old Daughter Drive Home

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by WILLIAM BIGELOW7 Feb 2016Polk County, WI14
A drunk Wisconsin couple was caught by police allegedly allowing the woman’s nine-year-old daughter to drive them home in their pickup truck to avoid getting stopped for drunk driving.

Amanda Eggert and her boyfriend Jason Roth allegedly let her daughter weave in and out of traffic for miles along rural roads before pulling into a public boat launch along the Apple River in Polk County. A 911 call led Deputy Jeff Hahn to the truck, where he found the couple’s 11-month-old baby strapped into a car seat. Hahn said, “As the nine-year-old exited the truck, it was still running and in drive when Mr. Roth was sitting in the truck by himself. He turned the ignition off and the truck began rolling backwards down the hill towards the river. I jumped into the truck to hit the brakes and put the truck in park.”

Roth blew .25 on a breathalyzer test; the legal limit in the state for DUI is .08. Roth and Eggert have been charged with child neglect and second degree recklessly endangering safety. Eggert’s daughter has been placed with extended family.

Other cases of drunk parents letting their children drive have been found in Detroit, Austin, Texas, and Brattleboro, Vermont.

Don’t tell me there aren’t two sets of rules and don’t tell me “justice” is blind.

So, what is the difference between this:

Clinic Owner Who Settled Wrongful Death Lawsuit Still Practicing Medicine

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The owner of a methadone clinic in Brainerd who settled a wrongful death lawsuit last week is still practicing medicine at his facility, despite being disciplined by state regulators for over-prescribing controlled substances.
Dr. John Stroemer, who has a long history of medical mistakes dating back to 1989, owns Pinnacle Recovery Services. He acknowledged last week that his clinic likely would have been found negligent for its role in a 2012 deadly wreck.
One of Stroemer’s patients, Vanessa Brigan, caused the crash that killed two Carlton County employees after she received methadone. She injected a take-home dose of the powerful narcotic before driving impaired down Minnesota Highway 210.
“I think you have to go back to the methadone clinic and the fact that they were negligent in starting the whole series of events that caused the accident,” said David Lingren, whose son, Mitch, was killed in the crash.
Despite the settlement, which allows families of the victims to seek at least $5.7 million in damages from the clinic’s insurance companies, Stroemer denied any wrongdoing and maintained he provided appropriate treatment, according to his attorney.
“Unfortunately, the patient did not comply with what they directed,” lawyer John Degnan said in reference to Brigan’s actions prior to the crash.
In 2015, the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice found that Dr. Stroemer provided inappropriate treatment to other patients and had “routinely provided excessive quantities of controlled substances,” according to state records reviewed by 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS.
Those records show Dr. Stroemer has a long history of endangering patients. He was suspended twice from 1989-1991 for abandoning patients, providing substandard care, and failing to monitor his treatment for chemical dependency. In 1996, he delivered a breech baby with the smell of alcohol in his breath.
Yet, time after time, Stroemer was given second chance after second chance. Permanent suspension of a physician’s license is rare, according to the board.
“Revoking someone’s livelihood is not a decision that the board makes easily and does not frequently impose,” Executive Director Ruth Martinez said.
In 2004, the board reinstated Stroemer’s license with no conditions. He opened Pinnacle in 2011 and is still allowed to practice medicine at the clinic despite the most recent disciplinary action.
“His current restrictions don’t even allow him to practice controlled substances,” Martinez said. The restrictions on Stroemer’s medical license and his history of providing improper care does not affect his ability to own a licensed methadone clinic, according to the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
“They had removed any of that medication-related responsibility from him,” Inspector General Jerry Kerber said.
Kerber says a clinic’s license can only be revoked in certain situations like fraud or mistreatment of a vulnerable adult.
The Lingren family, who agreed to settle their wrongful death lawsuit against Stroemer to avoid a long and painful trial, wonder when the troubled doctor will run out of second chances.
“It’s just so frustrating for us,” Kathy Lingren said.

And this:

Minn. Man who Gave Woman Drugs Found Guilty of Murder

Updated: 02/05/2016 10:16 PM
Created: 02/05/2016 10:14 PM
CENTER CITY, Minn. (AP) – A Chisago County man who gave cocaine to a woman who was missing for months has been found guilty of third-degree murder, but was acquitted of concealing her body.
A jury convicted 31-year-old Aaron Schnagl after just hours of deliberations on Friday.
Prosecutors said he was protecting his livelihood as a drug dealer when he dumped Danielle Jelinek’s body in a pond. Schnagl’s attorneys said the 27-year-old Jelinek caused her own death after a night of drinking, drugs and sex, the Star Tribune reported.
Jelinek was missing for five months before her body was found in 2013.
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Of course, the obvious answer is money, influence, letters after the phony Doctor’s name, and likely favors done someplace in the political world of Brainerd and the state of Minnesota. How else would you explain it?  

One is a Doctor peddling dope to a customer that killed two people, the other is a doper doing what dopers do, the same as the so called doctor, one is found guilty of murder, the other just pays off with his malpractice insurance.  Maybe its time dope dealers start buying malpractice insurance, eh?

The difference between communism and socialism. Well said.

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Caving in to the whiners and the hipster doofus crowd. Sad.

‘In God we trust’ comes off Prescott, Wis., police cars

By MIKE LONGAECKER / FORUM NEWS SERVICE |
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n spite of what he described as a warm reception from the community, the Prescott, Wis., police chief’s effort to place “In God we trust” stickers on squad cars has come to an abrupt end.

Chief Gary Krutke said on his personal Facebook page that he was asked to remove the stickers just days after they went on.

“Today I was told that I may have to remove these words from OUR squad cars because the BAD guys might be offended by these words ‘In God we trust,’ ” Krutke wrote in a post last month.

Mayor Dave Hovel said he was the one who asked Krutke to remove the stickers — but not because of any personal concerns or complaints from the community.
“I didn’t see a problem,” Hovel said.

Rather, he said, consultation with insurance companies and the League of Municipalities suggested it would be “better to have (the stickers) off.”

Although Hovel said Krutke took the news in stride, the chief sounded a different note on his Facebook page.

“I don’t know about you but as far as I see it if it is good enough and not so offensive as to be on the money that we spend everyday then it should not be so offensive that WE can’t/shouldn’t have these words on OUR squad cars,” read a portion of the post, which has since been removed.

Krutke declined to comment for the story.

The lone Facebook critic of the “In God we trust” sticker effort was former Pierce County District Attorney John O’Boyle, who sparred with Krutke in the comments.

Reached last week, O’Boyle said the effort struck him as concerning because of issues surrounding the separation of church and state.

“They’re not your personal vehicles,” he said. “Regardless of whatever his religious beliefs would be, he works for a governmental agency.”

Constitutional law is clear, said O’Boyle, who now works as an assistant district attorney in Barron County.

“You can’t be mixing the two of them and promoting a religion,” he said.

Krutke frames the argument from the standpoint of free speech, one of many causes that posts on his Facebook page promote, along with faith, military veterans and pro-gun causes. The page is headed with a profile picture of a former Georgia flag brandished prominently with the Confederate insignia.

A post made the next day — also later removed — voiced his defense of freedom of speech.

It reads, in part: “If people are offended by my posts then don’t look at my page! I fought and bleed for this Country and many soldiers just like me did the same thing so that FREE Americans have the right to express themselves FREELY in this Country!”

In his post last month, he said the stickers resulted in “nothing but great positive feedback” from community members, and a thread of comments appeared to support that claim.

And, with little fanfare, your government will order you to adopt their opinion of the religion of peace and its tenets. Of course, not a word in the bill about acts from muslims against christians or Jews.

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Text: H.Res.569 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information

There is one version of the bill.

Introduced in House (12/17/2015)

114th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. RES. 569

Condemning violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
December 17, 2015
Mr. Beyer (for himself, Mr. Honda, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Crowley, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Ms. Norton, Ms. McCollum, Ms. Kaptur, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Mr. Kildee, Ms. Loretta Sanchez of California, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Peters, Mr. Ashford, Mr. Grayson, Mr. Takai, Mr. Higgins, Mr. Keating, Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Mr. Butterfield, Mr. Connolly, Mr. Gallego, Mrs. Bustos, Mr. Delaney, Ms. Castor of Florida, Mr. Gutiérrez, Mr. Quigley, Ms. Esty, Mr. Kennedy, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Mr. Meeks, Ms. Meng, Mr. Al Green of Texas, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Farr, Mr. Pallone, Mr. McDermott, Ms. Lee, Ms. Edwards, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Mr. Michael F. Doyle of Pennsylvania, Mr. Sires, Ms. DelBene, Ms. Judy Chu of California, Mr. Polis, Mr. Loebsack, Mr. Pascrell, Mrs. Dingell, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Hinojosa, Mr. Yarmuth, Ms. Tsongas, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Pocan, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Takano, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Tonko, Ms. Lofgren, Mr. Van Hollen, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Ms. Matsui, Ms. Moore, and Mr. Heck of Washington) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

RESOLUTION
Condemning violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States.

Whereas the victims of anti-Muslim hate crimes and rhetoric have faced physical, verbal, and emotional abuse because they were Muslim or believed to be Muslim;

Whereas the constitutional right to freedom of religious practice is a cherished United States value and violence or hate speech towards any United States community based on faith is in contravention of the Nation’s founding principles;

Whereas there are millions of Muslims in the United States, a community made up of many diverse beliefs and cultures, and both immigrants and native-born citizens;

Whereas this Muslim community is recognized as having made innumerable contributions to the cultural and economic fabric and well-being of United States society;

Whereas hateful and intolerant acts against Muslims are contrary to the United States values of acceptance, welcoming, and fellowship with those of all faiths, beliefs, and cultures;

Whereas these acts affect not only the individual victims but also their families, communities, and the entire group whose faith or beliefs were the motivation for the act;

Whereas Muslim women who wear hijabs, headscarves, or other religious articles of clothing have been disproportionately targeted because of their religious clothing, articles, or observances; and

Whereas the rise of hateful and anti-Muslim speech, violence, and cultural ignorance plays into the false narrative spread by terrorist groups of Western hatred of Islam, and can encourage certain individuals to react in extreme and violent ways: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) expresses its condolences for the victims of anti-Muslim hate crimes;

(2) steadfastly confirms its dedication to the rights and dignity of all its citizens of all faiths, beliefs, and cultures;

(3) denounces in the strongest terms the increase of hate speech, intimidation, violence, vandalism, arson, and other hate crimes targeted against mosques, Muslims, or those perceived to be Muslim;

(4) recognizes that the United States Muslim community has made countless positive contributions to United States society;

(5) declares that the civil rights and civil liberties of all United States citizens, including Muslims in the United States, should be protected and preserved;

(6) urges local and Federal law enforcement authorities to work to prevent hate crimes; and to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law those perpetrators of hate crimes; and

(7) reaffirms the inalienable right of every citizen to live without fear and intimidation, and to practice their freedom of faith.

More dopers. Is it racist for these black guys to peddle their dope to northland whitey?

Chicago and Duluth men arrested in bust of over 45 grams of heroin
By Ramona Marozas

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Updated Feb 2, 2016 at 6:35 PM CST
Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) — A heroin bust in Duluth last week was made through the combined efforts of the Duluth and Superior police departments working with the Lake Superior Drug and
Violent Crimes Task Force.
Authorities say they arrested two men and confiscated more than 45 grams of heroin from a house on E 4th St. in Duluth.
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Rubin Joniken, 19, of Chicago and Cornelius Clinkscales, 30, of Duluth have been charged with possession of heroin.
Clinkscales had a warrant out for his arrest for a 2014 heroin charge.

So, what is more important? The first amendment and freedom of speech or school policy? Schools making subjects, not citizens.

Fargo student, high school agree on yearbook picture after one change
By Adrian Glass-Moore, Forum News Service Today at 10:41 a.m.

FARGO – A high school senior whose yearbook photo was rejected because it showed him with a rifle will get the picture in the yearbook after all – with one change.

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The new picture is the same as the old one, except it was digitally manipulated to remove the gun and add a bald eagle.

Charlie Renville, whose son Joshua attends Fargo North High School, said even the eagle photo was nearly quashed by the people who run the yearbook.

Joshua Renville submitted the altered photo after administrators told him the yearbook could not publish a picture of him holding an AR-15 rifle.

Charlie Renville said his son uses the gun to shoot coyotes. He believes it’s ridiculous that the school district rejected the gun photo.

“We have school officials including (the superintendent) who are promoting their political agenda,” he said. “They should be remaining neutral.”

“The original picture, there was nothing legally wrong with that picture,” he added. “You can say it’s in poor taste … but that’s your personal opinion.”

Administrators rejected the original photo on the grounds it violated school policies.

Gives new meaning to the term “In flight entertainment”.

Delta flight attendants’ ‘flying fists’ divert plane
By TAD VEZNER | tvezner@pioneerpress.com
February 1, 2016 | UPDATED: 20 hours ago

A Delta flight to the Twin Cities was diverted after two flight attendants got in a fist fight and another woman was struck while attempting to intervene.

The incident occurred Jan. 22 on Flight 2598 from Los Angeles when the plane was in the vicinity of Salt Lake City, according to the Aviation Herald. The captain diverted the plane to Salt Lake City, where it was grounded for about an hour and a half, and three members of the cabin crew were removed.

The plane arrived at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport 75 minutes late.

The two female flight attendants were arguing over “work issues,” the Herald said, when “a third lady trying to calm the other two down was hit by the flying fists.”

Upon landing, Delta gave a letter of apology to passengers stating “some of our team members did not display their best behavior. We expect our flight crew to be nothing but courteous and professional at all times and what you experienced was far from that.”

In a media statement Monday, Delta again apologized to customers for “an altercation involving two flight attendants on board. The actions of these crew members in no way reflect the values and professionalism we expect from all of our employees.”

Delta officials refused to comment on whether the attendants had been charged or disciplined or if they were still working for the company.

A Salt Lake City airport spokeswoman said that there was no report that police were called.

Here’s an idea. Use the money the to send the would be terrorists back to the holes they came from. This is getting more ridiculous by the day.

Minnesota groups seek money to keep youths from extremism
By AMY FORLITI
Jan. 30, 2016 12:56 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A community advocate who spends his days helping Somali families and a youth soccer coach who works to keep kids off the street are among the people lining up for a crack at federal and private funds aimed at stopping terror recruiting.

Friday was the deadline for applicants to request roughly $400,000 in money being administered by a nonprofit entity as part of Minnesota’s efforts to stamp out violent extremism. The program is part of a three-city pilot project, which includes Boston and Los Angeles, launched more than a year ago by the Obama administration.

Minneapolis’ program, called Building Community Resilience, focuses on the state’s large Somali community, which has been fertile ground for terrorism recruiters. More than 22 men have left the state since 2007 to join al-Shabab in Somalia, and roughly a dozen people have left in recent years to join militants in Syria.

It was unclear how many people or groups had applied for funding by Friday’s deadline. Grant awards will be announced March 9.