If Arizona had required gun-ownership background checks for security guards, Joshua Kosatschenko might not have received his license. And he might not have begun work as an armed guard at a Tucson Circle K convenience store where, six weeks later, he shot and paralyzed an unarmed teenager.
The incident took place in 2009, after Daniel Tarango, then 18, drove several friends to the store. He waited in the car while they grabbed three bean-and-cheese burritos, a bag of Cheetos and Hot Pockets and fled without paying.
Kosatschenko, who was working with another security guard that night, chased them. When Tarango tried to drive away, Kosatschenko shot him three times. Kosatschenko told police that Tarango was going to run over the other guard, but the detectives and second guard said he was never in danger.
In a court deposition related to the case, Kosatschenko said the shooting was justified – his job was to “to arrest shoplifters for anything, period.”
Kosatschenko, then 19, had been prohibited from possessing firearms due to a juvenile criminal record that included assault and possession of a deadly weapon on school grounds at age 11 and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon at age 13. Although the crimes occurred when he was a juvenile, his gun prohibition remained in effect.
Policy FAIL. What kind of nation have we become that cheetos are more valuable than lives?
Come on people… get it together.
The Rev. Matthew Makela has resigned from St. John’s Lutheran Church & Schools of Midland Michigan. … Officials at St. John’s, 505 E. Carpenter in Midland, could not be immediately reached for comment. A phone number listed for Makela has been disconnected. Makela was the subject of a story on the gay news website Queerty that showed screenshots of messages Makela posted to the mobile app Grindr — a male location-based social network. Grindr uses a mobile device’s location-based services to show other posters closest to the user, according to its website.
How about thinking of the far reaching consequences of your actions instead of concentrating on your own lusts for a change? Never heard of ‘denying yourself’? Maybe spend more time in reading the Bible and less looking for perversions.
[NB- it’s disgraceful that the letter from the Church to its members attempts to change the focus from the depraved behavior of the pastor and deflect instead the blame on those who brought it to light. Had the good Reverend behaved himself there would be no point of discussion at all].
And the duly and democratically elected President has not only been deposed but sentenced to death. Meanwhile a true tyrant is living the best life he can. Egypt’s oligarch’s are as firmly in control there as they are here in the United States.
An Egyptian judge has requested the death penalty for former president Mohammed Morsi, charging him with organising a mass prison break. The verdict will be confirmed, after consultation with Egypt’s highest religious authority, the Grand Mufti, on June 2. Mr Morsi is already serving a 20 year sentence for inciting violence against protesters. That verdict, issued last month, was the first of six facing the former president as Egypt’s new authorities seek to ensure he can never return to the political stage.
Democracy? Ha. Government of the people, by the people, and for the people??? Triple ha. He who has the gold makes the rules, all around the world. (And this is the greatest proof of the depravity of humanity).
Oh politicians… and yet- it’s said that a people have the kind of leaders they deserve– so, Missouri, there you go.
The Kansas City Star reported Wednesday that electronic messages suggest Missouri House Speaker John Diehl had a sexually charged relationship with a female intern at the Capitol. Diehl apologized later Wednesday for his “poor judgment.” The newspaper released screenshots that it says showed flirtatious discussions between Diehl and the college freshman that were sometimes sexually suggestive. The Star said the screenshots show Diehl’s business cellphone number. The Associated Press couldn’t verify the authenticity of the messages. The intern denied to the newspaper that the messages are authentic. Diehl issued a statement of apology on Wednesday afternoon.
And shame on any Pastor who would.
I say this because I received an email inviting me to a training session at the ‘personal invitation of Senator Ted Cruz’.
Insofar as this is clearly an event intended to harvest workers for the camp of Cruz and other politicians who think it appropriate to attempt to co-opt theologians and clerics I reject the invitation and furthermore declare that any pastor who would attend such an event is to the Church of Christ the same as the clerics who were co-opted by Nazi ideology and the German Christian movement.
Any Pastor who takes up the cause of politics has laid down the Cross. It is not our place to support politicians or the State. Rather, it is our task to stand toe to toe with the State. And that you cannot do if the State has you in its pocket.
So, Senator Cruz and the ‘Oklahoma Renewal Project’ and ‘The American Renewal Project’, I am not interested. Instead, I will continue to proclaim Scripture to power. It’s a shame clerics who join with you have abandoned their calling. But they have.
Sadly the lecturer had decided to try something new (you know how AAR people are). She had her audience lay down on the ground and within an hour they were all not only dead, but thoroughly decomposed and reduced to skeletal form.
Allow, dear friends, this cautionary tale to keep you away from AAR sponsored events. Not only are they deadly, but there’s terrible evil there.
He was in an accident and updated his facebook page thusly:
His wife was also in the car. Here’s her facebook update:
So while Philly was concerned for his hair and his pen, his wife suffered serious injuries. Apparently, as far as he is concerned, God cares more about his hair and pen than his wife. What a disgusting pseudo-christian this guy is.
NB- and once more an illustration of the fact that people in this society are too willing to call themselves what no one up till now in the history of Christianity would call them.