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Police say man carried in gun that killed boy in Little Rock

Sadly, it does show a dichotomy with race. Some years ago, a late cousin's 3 year old son managed to shoot himself with his mother's boyfriends gun. The boyfriend in question was a white police officer, someone who should have known to lock up a weapon... yet nothing happened to him and a three year old lost his life. If we are going to demand harsh penalties for this person, it should be fairly applied across the board.

May 19, 2019 at 6:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sides give no ground in huddle on shutdown standoff with wall as sticking point; 2nd round today

There is actual footage of the President saying that the Shutdown is entirely on him. Honestly, if you go look at real facts, statistics and the real numbers. The number of illegals entering our country has not really exploded as certain people would lead us to believe. If you want to discuss the "drug runners", let's get real, no wall will keep them out, they already have tunnels to enter the country. I cannot believe that the upper level administration are still getting there paychecks while the normal people who work are at current working without paychecks. The federal government should be paying those lower level workers rather than only the upper level. Pelosi isn't the total issue, she put out the same bill that the Senate approved before the break. So how is it that if she puts that bill out, suddenly it's not good enough when it was good enough before? Explain that one. Stop trying to blame one side or the other, all of them need to get off the damn WALL and do their jobs.

January 6, 2019 at 10:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Judge to issue order on Israel-pledge law; Arkansas Times wants to halt enforcement of state law requiring no boycott

While I have great respect for people of ALL Faiths, each and every person is supposed to have freedom to worship in whatever faith they believe in, that does not mean that one faith, race, sex, orientation or anything else you can think of should have protections more than any other. To say that a Newspaper, which is the very expression of Free Speech should have to agree to take a position one way or another is a direct violation of our Constitution and Bill of Rights. It's always a slippery slope when we try to tell others what to say, believe, write, anything that says one group should have the right to tell another how to believe. It just doesn't work. I agree that this policy should be declared unconstitutional. I have attended UofAPulaski Tech and I was unaware of this policy. Israel should get no more protection than any other nation. Our first responsibility is to our own families and Nation.

January 5, 2019 at 10:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Arkansas sheriff's deputy fired after dog shot

And this officer has a K-9? How can anyone who actually works with dogs ever think that the little dog was being aggressive. That little dog was just wanting attention. Likely whoever called said the dog was aggressive and rather than make their own judgement the officer just decided to take lethal force. That should never happen, if he wasn't comfortable dealing with the dog, he should have called someone who was. Definitely this is not the sort of person who should have access to a gun and badge. If he can't determine a real vs. unreal threat I don't want him running around armed and empowered with the authority a badge gives an officer.

January 5, 2019 at 9:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Arkansas woman arrested after 3 children under age 3 left inside hot vehicle, police say

The kids need to be adopted by caring parents and she needs to get her life together. Allowing someone who is doped up to raise children often leads to children who follow that pattern because it is the only one they see. These kids are young enough that a loving family could undo some of the damage already done to them.

September 20, 2017 at 8:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Arkansas prosecutor files formal charges against pair accused of filming sex acts in public

We need to stop worrying about people's sex lives and start worrying about real violence. If they did this and people saw them in the act, not the recording, then yeah, lewd and lascivious behavior rules apply but a Felony? Come on...get the law out of people's sex lives. Put it where it belongs, getting real criminals off the street.

August 28, 2017 at 6:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

GOP congressman in critical condition after shooting at baseball practice; gunman killed by police

This is a horrible thing. And that being said I consider myself a Democrat, so one of those Liberal Snowflakes. I'm writing this because my daughter asked me a question after we read this story, she wanted to know should we be upset or happy. I told her what I would tell anyone, that this is an upsetting and sad event. It should not happen. I raise my children to know that two wrongs do not make a right. But also, I see so many people slamming each other for having an opinion that differs, that is what this country was founded on, to have opinions and be free to share them even if others disagree. The comments on this story should be across the board outrage that someone would do something so horrific. And to make it anything but a tragedy is wrong.

June 14, 2017 at 1:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Boy, 5, dies after being left in Arkansas day care vehicle

Considering the protocols, how could this happen, the fact that it did when there should have been both the driver checking and another person is just ridiculous. There should have been no reason for this family to now have to suffer such a loss. This was negligence pure and simple. My prayers and thoughts go out to this family for their loss.

June 13, 2017 at 8:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Homeowner charged in fatal shooting of firefighter during medical response

What I don't understand is why there wasn't someone with this man having a seizure who could have kept him from getting the gun. The idea that he was able to grab a gun and shoot someone when he obviously was impaired is just stupid. I understand that his family wants to see this as a tragic accident, but the fact is, he could be dead too, what if the firefighter hadn't been first on the scene but rather an armed officer, do you think he would have waited before shooting the person pointing a gun at him? Not likely. It's so sad that a 29 year old man will not have the life he should have and this other man will also have a life far different than he might have hoped. It is a tragedy but one that could have been prevented by the person who called for help if they had remained close and kept a weapon out of reach of someone who was obviously in no condition to make good judgments.

February 4, 2016 at 4:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )