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Palestinian militants are firing rockets from Gaza and Israel is launching airstrikes following the end of a cease-fire and the collapse of talks aimed at a lasting truce.Full Story >
Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier.Full Story >
On Thursday, some members of the NAACP Cincinnati wanted president and city councilman Chris Smitherman to step down.
A group of people gathered outside the meeting at the Unity
Baptist Church, calling for Smitherman to give up his post. They say it's his political background and time spent in City Hall that's getting in the way of the group's message for civil rights.
Outside the regular meeting, a group of people arrived early with
that message for Smitherman to step down.
"I've served this
organization for many years. I love the community. I love the
people, and I want to focus on civil rights issues. It's not a personal
thing against Mr. Smitherman. But, let's focus on civil rights issues,"
said member Franki Kidd.
That group is calling for
Smitherman's resignation because they say what he wants to do politically is
clouding his leadership of the group.
"There are a lot of issues
like high unemployment, the high murder rate, crime, safety, and we need to
focus on those issues. Mr. Smitherman, he wants to focus on, I believe,
his political career," added Kidd.
That motion was not brought up in
the meeting. But, Smitherman told us there's no such motion anyway.
"There isn't a motion.
There's a process that you go through. It's called an Article 10.
The national office recognizes it. If they want to do that, that's what
they go to," Chris Smitherman told FOX19.
He also told us the efforts of
such a small group of people are meaningless.
"There are 2,400
members. So when you have 30 or 40 people, what does that mean?
Nothing," added Smitherman.
Police were called to the meeting
on a disorderly conduct call. One woman was reportedly
asked to leave or be arrested.
Without bringing up the idea to
oust Smitherman at the meeting, other people say they fully expect this process
"I believe members will file
an Article 10 with the national kind of going through all the facts.
That's the proper way to do it," said member, Robert Richardson, Jr.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:22:05 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstFull Story >
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.Full Story >
You may be a hot mess after reading some of these cray new words added to the Oxford Online Dictionary. While some of the new words are pretty amazeballs, others have us scratching our heads. Britain'sFull Story >
Britain's Oxford University Press announced on Thursday that they will be adding new words to its online Oxford Dictionary to reflect new language trends.Full Story >
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The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in...Full Story >
The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California...Full Story >
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