Monthly Archives: August 2016

NFL QB has been outspoken… in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

49ers’ Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand for national anthem

By Josh Dubow , The Associated Press

Posted: 08/27/16, 6:05 PM EDT


San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities.

Kaepernick sat on the team’s bench Friday night during the anthem before the Niners played host to the Green Bay Packers in an exhibition game. He later explained his reasoning in an interview with NFL Media .

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick said. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” Continue reading

59% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a temporary ban on immigration into the United States from “the most dangerous and volatile regions of the world that have a history of exporting terrorism”

Most Support Trump’s Call for Immigration Restrictions, Screening Test

Friday, August 19, 2016

Most voters support Donald Trump’s plan for temporarily restricting immigration from countries with a history of terrorism and for testing to screen out newcomers who don’t share America’s values. Most also agree that such a test is likely to reduce the number of terrorists entering the United States. Continue reading

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Is Convicted on All Counts

By JESS BIDGOODAUG. 15, 2016 /

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Kathleen G. Kane, the attorney general of Pennsylvania, was convicted Monday night of nine criminal charges, including perjury and criminal conspiracy. Continue reading

Butler Twp. resident lends a helping hand

Zellner Bats

Submitted PHOTO Stephen Zellner stands near the bat house on his Butler Township home.

It wasn’t until Stephen Zellner moved into his Butler Township home about 20 years ago that he realized there was already a tenant.

Many of them, in fact — bats.

Zellner called his brother, a wildlife conservation officer in Blair County Continue reading

“The level of disrespect the NFL shows here to police is nothing short of obscene.”

NFL Found a Cause They Won’t Endorse: the Dallas Police Department

By Dylan Gwinn | August 12, 2016 | 12:04 AM EDT

As written here before, there was never any real expectation that the NFL would allow the Dallas Cowboys to wear the “Arm-in-Arm” decals on their helmets, to show support for the Dallas Police Department during the regular season. Continue reading

“Off-duty police had been carrying their guns with them at NFL games from the time the NFL started until about a year-and-a-half ago, and there has never been a single problem,” John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center

Police union wants NFL to allow concealed carry at stadiums

By Perry Chiaramonte

Published November 30, 2015

More guns are needed at NFL games to keep fans safe, according to the nation’s largest police union — which recently asked the league commissioner to let certain firearms owners pack heat on Sundays. Continue reading