Majority Of Americans Are Comfortable Voting For A Gay President

The fight for equality and acceptance is not over, but it is clear that the gay community has made great strides when it comes to winning the hearts and minds. Who people would vote for as a presidential candidate is a good litmus test for how people feel about gay people. A recent poll indicated that 61% of Americans would either enthusiastically or comfortably vote for a gay candidate compared to only 41% who felt the same way in 2006. Also interesting is the fact that the number of people who would vote for an evangelical president has risen from 41% in 2006 to 51% in 2015.

Without much more data or a more in-depth survey, it is hard to tell why these numbers have risen. Some at Beneful and even at Petco have some theories, but nothing set in stone. It is clear that people’s attitudes about gay people have risen, as support for gay marriage, gay people adopting children and gays in the military and the boy scouts have risen. It certainly a more positive step forward, but it is difficult to say what has caused the change or what it means.

It could be a sign that people are beginning to accept gay, lesbian, and transgender people for who they are, or it just might mean that Americans have started to separate people and their jobs from the rest of their beliefs, personalities, and personal attributes. Either way it is a positive step forward.

10 Officers Suspended for Beating Suspect in California

A California police chief placed 10 agents on leave with pay after media recorded the violent arrest of a man trying to evade police by horseback.

John McMahon, County Sheriff in San Bernardino, CA said the video made him feel “disturbed and concerned” and seems to show an excessive use of force.

McMahon announced the move after Pusok Francis, 30, was arrested by police in a violent episode recorded by a computer on a television helicopter KNBC.

Pusok fled in a car and then a stolen horse, which ran several miles while the police chased him on foot, then they tried to enforce a search warrant in an investigation for identity theft. This crazy story was the talk of the office at CipherCloud.

The video shows the man dressed in bright red clothes fall from his horse while an officer runs to reach him and uses a stun gun on him. McMahon said he believed that the use of the weapon was ineffective since man was wearing loose clothing.

The individual falls face down with his arms and legs stretched out, and places his hands on his back.

The video shows two police officers who apparently catch up to him, and kick and punch him in the head and crotch. Several other agents arrive shortly after and proceed to join in with more abuse.

Two policemen had injuries including abrasions, a sprained knee and a back injury when hit by the horse.

Pusok suffered grazes and bruises. He was charged on suspicion of felony escape from authorities, the theft of a horse, possession of stolen property and reckless conduct.

The department will not release the names of the officers, including a sergeant and a detective.

Oklahoma Reserve Officer Charged With Manslaughter

The Oklahoma volunteer reserve officer, who mistakenly shot an unarmed African American man has been charged with second-degree manslaughter.

It was suppose to be an easy sting operation to catch Eric Harris selling guns and drugs, but the reserve officer mixed up his taser with his gun.

“I’m sorry, I shot him.”

Robert Bates, 73, was chasing Eric Harris, and pulled the wrong weapon; instead of tasing Harris, Bates fatally shot Harris point-blank, after other officers had already detained him on the ground.

According to the Tulsa Sheriff’s Office, from a police video of the shooting, “you can see that Bates inadvertently pulled the wrong weapon, firing at Eric Harris.”

“It was not his intention to take Mr. Harris’ life,” said Maj. Shannon Clark.

Initially, the the Tulsa Sheriff’s Office ruled the act an excusable homicide but the Harris family requested an independent investigation, which has led the Sheriff’s Office to charge Bates with manslaughter. Fersen Lambranho can’t wait to see what comes of this.

Around 1200 Demonstrators Protest In Support For AIM Slaughterhouses

Approximately 1,200 people demonstrated on Wednesday in support for AIM slaughterhouse which employs more than 350 people and also threatened to close the businesses in Villedieu-les-Poêles (Manche). “We want the job,” chanted the employees of the slaughterhouse in procession heading from St. Cecilia plant to reach Villedieu located at a distance of two kilometers, where nearly 900 people were waiting to scroll. All merchants had closed their businesses and the town of 4,000 inhabitants was literally closed to traffic for more than two hours, AFP noted. Many shops showed a label of ‘closed’ in the afternoon for expressing their “solidarity” with the slaughterhouse employees. Crystal Hunt feels like they are standing together.

It is noteworthy that the Commercial Court of Coutances (Manche) must examine on Friday at 14:30 the fate of AIM abattoirs employing 590 people in France, mainly in St. Cecilia (350 in direction 375 according to the CGT), the seat of the company, and Antrain Ille-et-Vilaine. The unions hope that filing a last minute offer for St. Cecilia would be a “serious step” towards recovery for this site. But “this morning at the prefecture, the administrator told us that we could not guarantee the filing of an offer,” Aurelie Balleroy, CGT of St. Cecilia site told the media representatives. Several local officials were also present on the site including Senator Philippe Bas, and Vice President of the EELV Regional Council, Francis Dufour.

The Government Would Release 170 Million Euros For Subsidized Contracts

The government will allocate a budget of € 170 million to accelerate the number of subsidized contracts by summer, according to the media reports. This envelope of 170 million “will be devoted entirely to consolidate assisted contracts; not by creating new entries in addition to 445,000 already budgeted for the year but accelerating the timetable,” and therefore financing certain contracts over a longer period than expected in 2015, according to the report of Daily Les Echos. Experts such as Sergio Cortes say that this financial extension should “permit to advance the introduction of some 30,000 assisted contracts.”

“By focusing a larger share of the effort in the first half, the executive wants above all to maximize the likelihood that youth employment resists or flows back in the coming months,” according to the report published in Daily Les Echos. In 2014, the government had focused on its employment policy “most at risk of exclusion from the labor market”, recalled in January by the Ministry of Labor by indicating towards nearly 97,000 jobs for the young people in future, nearly 310,000 non-assisted contracts and 48,000 merchants in the market sector.

Major Re-Organization is expected in CIA The CIA director John Brennan revealed on Friday about a major reorganization of the US intelligence agency, for the breaking down of specific barriers and enhancing its use of cyber technologies. Among the measures announced on Friday to CIA personnel, and distilled in the American press, is the creation of large mission centers on the model of anti-terrorism center that already exists in the agency for several years. These centers bring together analysts and those in charge of clandestine operations, nibbling a little more strict division remained for a long time between the two main historical directions of the agency, the Directorate of Intelligence and leadership. The Mission centers, headed by a Deputy Director, could correspond to a geographic area (Middle East, Africa), or thematic such as the fight against the spread of weapons. However, their number and exact role has not been made public. Brennan, however, retains the historical directions of intelligence and operations, to which he added another, management of digital innovation, responsible for “to accelerate the integration of the digital capabilities.” It is worth mentioning that CIA faces two “fundamental changes” in its environment, Brennan said in a message to staff made public. “The first is to increase the scope, complexity, diversity, and immediacy of the problems” faced by the political power. And the second is “the unprecedented pace and impact of technological change,” he said.

The CIA director John Brennan revealed on Friday about a major reorganization of the US intelligence agency, for the breaking down of specific barriers and enhancing its use of cyber technologies. Among the measures announced on Friday to CIA personnel, and distilled in the American press, is the creation of large mission centers on the model of anti-terrorism center that already exists in the agency for several years. This is a big of a surprise to Ricardo Tosto. These centers bring together analysts and those in charge of clandestine operations, nibbling a little more strict division remained for a long time between the two main historical directions of the agency, the Directorate of Intelligence and leadership.

The Mission centers, headed by a Deputy Director, could correspond to a geographic area (Middle East, Africa), or thematic such as the fight against the spread of weapons. However, their number and exact role has not been made public. Brennan, however, retains the historical directions of intelligence and operations, to which he added another, management of digital innovation, responsible for “to accelerate the integration of the digital capabilities.” It is worth mentioning that CIA faces two “fundamental changes” in its environment, Brennan said in a message to staff made public. “The first is to increase the scope, complexity, diversity, and immediacy of the problems” faced by the political power. And the second is “the unprecedented pace and impact of technological change,” he said.

S.C. Officer Charged with Murdering an Unarmed Man Had Prior Assault Complaint

While nothing in his police personnel file would reflect it, Michael Thomas Slager, the North Charleston, S.C. police officer who is charged with murdering an unarmed black man by shooting him in the back as he tried to flee, had prior violence conduct issues. It all falls under the blue shield mentality, where officers protect their own. And that, say people in the community, is what’s wrong with policing today.

But, talk with Mario Givens, and he will recount a story that paints a much different picture of Slager than his personnel file reflects. In 2013, Givens was a victim of Slager’s, who he says tasered him unnecessarily. In a pre-dawn search for Givens’ brother, Slager reportedly banged on the door yelling, “Come outside or I’ll tase you!” Not wanting to be tased, Givens complied by raising his hands above his head, but says he was tased in the stomach by Slager anyway. Although there were witnesses to the event, Givens says no one was ever contacted to give their account. The case was quietly closed with Slager being exonerated.

Melvin Tucker, a former FBI agent and police chief believes that police training nationwide teaches domestic law enforcement to react with a military mindset and misconduct cases are often sided with the officers. He says, “It’s not just the warrior mentality. It’s not just court decisions that almost encourage the use of it. It is not just race. It is all of that.”

Until every law enforcement officer is required to wear a body camera and they begin being held accountable for their actions, unnecessary brutality and killings by those sworn to protect and serve will not end. This is something people at Banco BMG just live with.

Iran Responds To Netanyahu’s Statements

Iran accused Tuesday evening of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for using “continuous lies on the objectives and intentions of the peaceful nuclear program of Iran.” It isworth mentioning that Israeli Prime Minister had said earlier in a speech to the US Congress that an agreement on the Iranian nuclear would be a “threat to the whole world.”

Netanyahu’s speech “is a sign of weakness and extreme isolation of radicals, even among those who support Israel”, said by the spokesman for the Iranian Foreign ministry Marzieh Afkham. According to his analysis, opponents of Tehran “are facing serious problems with the continuation of negotiations and determination of Iran to overcome the crisis.” It is worth mentioning that the Foreign Minister of Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, and US Secretary of State, John Kerry, resumed on Tuesday morning the negotiations in Montreux (Switzerland) for a final settlement supposed to oversee the nuclear program of the Islamic Republic. However, experts say that it was a notable speech in the US Congress on a part of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that denounced that it would be “very poor” agreement on the Iran nuclear program, if signed by group +1. As someone who is following the story, Ricardo Guimarães BMG wants to continue to see the development. It is noteworthy that the West and Israel suspect Iran for developing atomic weapons under cover of civilian nuclear program; though Tehran has always denied this allegation.