Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:02:49 GMT
Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger? Take a look around Butler County. It's no secret the area is growing and developing.Full Story >
Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger?Full Story >
(FOX19) - The Reverend Jesse Jackson has spent the last two days here in Cincinnati, giving his support to the Occupy movement.
In fact, Jackson says that the occupy movement is equal to the civil rights movement of the 1960's.
But is that really an equal comparison?
"We stand in the great tradition of Dr King's quest for justice. In January 1968 he organized an occupation movement to achieve the right to vote. There was too much wealth in too few hands. Too much poverty. Too much war." Jackson told Occupy Cincinnati protestors on Wednesday.
That statement from an historical perspective is not entirely accurate.
Dr. King's fight was for racial equality and the right to vote. While he did have strong feelings about poverty and war, his tactics were very different than what we are seeing in Occupy today.
Rev. Jackson himself is coming under fire for these comparisons. The niece of Martin Luther King Jr., Alveda King says that these two movements are drastically different in the way they are playing out.
"The whole movement was founded in prayer and in crying out to god in a peaceful movement and this movement is not peaceful. Rev. Jackson knows that this is not the model that my uncle and my father A.D. King upheld. He knows that." said King in an interview with Fox News.
That is true.
Martin Luther King Jr. insisted on non-violence.
But consider what we are seeing daily from Occupy.
There have been at least 6 reports of sexual assaults at various camps.
In New York, a man was arrested for assaulting a paramedic and breaking his leg.
In San Diego, street cart vendors were forced to close up shop when protesters, angry that they stopped receiving free food, ransacked and vandalized the carts. The angry mob not only scrawled graffiti on the carts, they reportedly splattered them with blood and urine as well.
A man was walking through Zuccotti Park, New York taking pictures of the Occupiers' camp when an unidentified man approached him and struck him in the face, leaving his victim with a laceration to the face.
In Boston, homeless protesters were removed from Dewey square after they were discovered to have knives and stashes of illegal drugs.
In Portland, cops responded to calls of a molotov cocktail being set off near the city's World Trade Center.
That, along with the defecation in the streets and on police cars.
The leaders of the Civil Rights movement however, chose the tactic of non-violence as a tool to dismantle institutionalized racial segregation, discrimination, and inequality.
In 1955, Reverend George Lee, an NAACP worker, was shot in the face and killed for urging blacks in the Mississippi Delta to vote.
1963, the bombing at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, was one of the most abhorrent crimes of the civil rights movement. Four young girls between 11 and 14 years old, attending Sunday school were killed when a bomb exploded at the church. Twenty others were injured.
In addition to these murders, violence persisted through mass arrests, jail beatings, lynchings, and other church bombings.
What you need to know, is what the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Junior himself wrote May 4, 1966.
"If one is in search of a better job, it does not help to burn down the factory. If one needs more adequate education, shooting the principal will not help, or if housing is the goal, only building and construction will produce that end. To destroy anything, person or property, can't bring us closer to the goal that we seek."-Dr. King
And that is Reality Check.
Read all of "Non-violence, The Only Road to Freedom" here:
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundFull Story >
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:44 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:44:48 GMT
Eastbound 275 is closed this morning at the Kellogg due to a roll-over accident with an entrapment. The one car accident happened just after 3A-M. The car landed in the median. One person was takenFull Story >
Officers say speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors in the crash. Jones was wearing his seatbelt. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:35:49 GMT
(RNN) - On May 3, 1999, an F5 tornado touched down near Chickasha, OK and cut northeast through the state before dissipating near Midwest City, OK.Monday's tornado that devastated Moore, OK closely followedFull Story >
In 1999, Oklahoma City saw an F5 tornado that caused more than $1 billion in damage. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:22 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:22:59 GMT
Cincinnati Firefighters are responding to a fire in the 1800 of Jackson Street in Lincoln Heights. Witnesses reported seeing flames on the back side of the building. The location was known as "The SugarFull Story >
Crews from Woodlawn, Evendale and Wyoming are on the scene. The fire is out but the building is still smoking. Full Story >
A 23-year-old father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive. Police were called to the parking lot of Headland's State Park in Painesville Township on Sunday around 10:15 p.m. afterFull Story >
A Lake County, Ohio father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:39:58 GMT
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley. It happened just before 10 p.m. Monday night at the location on Madison Road. Initial reports are that two men with guns enteredFull Story >
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:00:13 GMT
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office. She retired in January 2013 as an Area Manager in Exempt Organizations Determinations. Esrig saysFull Story >
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office.Full Story >
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