Posts Tagged ‘Iowa’

Arizona Man Sues Prosecutor for Wrongful Arrest that Kept him in Jail for Two Months

Friday, January 5th, 2018
Imagine spending two months in jail for a robbery that you didn’t commit. Well, that is exactly what happened to an Iowa man after he was falsely charged with first-degree robbery.
Now he is suing the prosecutor that threw him in jail.
Joseph McBride, 23, was arrested for his assumed role in a January 2017 home invasion robbery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
McBride was in Phoenix at the time of his August 2017 arrest, several months after the original crime was committed.
And he showed authorities a time-stamped cell phone selfie proving he was in Arizona at the time of the Iowa home

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WATCH: Iowa Cop Leaves Man Paralyzed During Traffic Stop

Saturday, December 10th, 2016
After being shot three times by an Iowa cop during a traffic stop on November 1, Jerime Mitchell is now paralyzed from the neck down.
Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden announced this week that no charges will be filed against the shooting officer after a grand jury declined to return an indictment against Cedar Rapids police officer Lucas Jones.
However, the grand jury arrived at that decision without obtaining statements from Mitchell, even though his lawyer insists she tried for several weeks to set up an interview with investigators and her client.
The grand jury also arrived at that decision without hearing a

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Lawsuit Filed Against Iowa Cop who Mistakenly Shot Mother of Three Aiming for Family Dog

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

The family of an Iowa woman who was fatally shot by a cop trying to kill her family’s dog filed a lawsuit last week.
Autumn Steele, 34, was shot by Burlington cop Jesse Hill on January 6, 2015 as her 3-year-old son stood next to her.
Autumn Steele, 34, died after she was accidentally shot by Burlington cop Jesse Hill, who was trying to shoot her dog.
Hill responded to a domestic disturbance call at the Steel’s residence and discovered the couple having a verbal disagreement.
He began shooting at the Steele’s German Shepard “Sammy” after the dog allegedly bit him. But instead of shooting the dog, officer Hill ended up slipping in the snow

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Iowa Cop Killer Accused Black Teens of Being “Cop Haters” for not Standing for National Anthem

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

It was only last month that Scott Michael Greene accused a group of black teenagers of being “cop haters” because they did not stand for the National Anthem during a high school football game.
But Iowa police say it was only this morning that he shot and killed two cops in cold blood as they sat in their patrol cars.
Greene, 46, was arrested a few hours later after an intense manhunt, according to the New York Post.
Greene was apparently angry at police after they had kicked him out of the football game for waving a Confederate flag in front of

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Bob Sparks: When likability and the desire for leadership and experience collide

Thursday, October 8th, 2015
Fifteen months before the presidential election, New Hampshire and Iowa is where the action is. That is true every four years.
Winning the nomination and the general election requires a strong performance in several key states. In 2016, the next president will have won at least two of a group of three swing states that includes Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. There is no plausible path to 270 electoral votes without two of those states.
Quinnipiac University not only took the temperature of those three states recently, they conducted a full checkup. The results give a clear picture of where the race

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Peter Schorsch: Is it time to bet on Jeb Bush again?

Sunday, October 4th, 2015
Earlier this week, POLITICO ran “5 Reasons to Bet $5 on Marco Rubio” and tried to make the case for a path to the presidency for Florida’s talented junior senator.
Rubio has had very good showings in the first two debates — the same in which Jeb Bush had performed at what charitably might be called a workmanlike level. And Bush, the self-described tortoise in the race, has had to calm supporters amid falling poll numbers and some conversational gaffes on the stump.  But Bush’s team has stuck to the plan of illuminating the conservative former Florida governor’s record in the early primary

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Bob Sparks: Will Republican Party of Florida force presidential candidates to attend November summit?

Thursday, September 17th, 2015
The second GOP debate is history. In a few days, polls will tell us who did well, or not so well, in the minds of voters. The final debate is set for Florida on March 10, just five days before the Florida Primary (although early voting begins March 5).
It is impossible to predict how many candidates will remain six months from now for that debate. If the Tallahassee leadership of the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) has its way, the number of candidates on the primary ballot will be determined by their response to an “invitation.”
The RPOF is considering

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Martin Dyckman: Legislators should consider the Iowa example

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015
In the far from perfect world of politics, there’s a place that in one respect is as near to perfection as anyone could expect.
The state legislature redistricts itself, yet both parties accept the outcomes as fair, the resulting elections are unusually competitive and the courts don’t have to get involved. Gerrymandering is for the history books, not the current events pages
That’s obviously the extreme opposite of what happens in Tallahassee, Florida’s capital of confusion, chaos and conspiracy.
The model state is Iowa, home of the world’s most overrated political caucuses and the most respected redistricting system.
Like every other state, Iowa

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Julie Delegal: Jeb Bush vilifies unwed mothers, ignores economic reality

Monday, August 17th, 2015
As former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush abandons his Paleolithic diet by eating a fried Snickers bar in Iowa, feminists everywhere wish he’d abandon his stone-age ideology, too. Bush wants to “publicly shame” mothers who give birth out of wedlock, arguing that the lack of stigma is what causes illegitimate births.
With apologies to Sam Cooke, it would appear that Bush “don’t know much biology.” Stigma doesn’t cause unwed births. And women don’t get pregnant by themselves.
The hullabaloo around Bush’s attitudes toward women center on his 1995 book, Profiles in Character. To his credit, one offending paragraph in his chapter on

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Julie Delegal: Jeb Bush vilifies unwed mothers, ignores economic reality

Monday, August 17th, 2015
As former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush abandons his Paleolithic diet by eating a fried Snickers bar in Iowa, feminists everywhere wish he’d abandon his stone-age ideology, too. Bush wants to “publicly shame” mothers who give birth out of wedlock, arguing that the lack of stigma is what causes illegitimate births.
With apologies to Sam Cooke, it would appear that Bush “don’t know much biology.” Stigma doesn’t cause unwed births. And women don’t get pregnant by themselves.
The hullabaloo around Bush’s attitudes toward women center on his 1995 book, Profiles in Character. To his credit, one offending paragraph in his chapter on

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