Thursday, May 23 2013 8:11 AM EDT2013-05-23 12:11:17 GMT
Toledo police officers shoot and kill a man around 12:30 a.m. Thursday in the 1000 block of Page Street in north Toledo. Officers patrolling the area came across a man holding a shot gun to a woman. CopsMore >>
Toledo police officers shot and killed a man around 12:30 a.m. Thursday in the 1000 block of Page Street in north Toledo.
Thursday, May 23 2013 8:17 AM EDT2013-05-23 12:17:22 GMT
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is investigating a single vehicle fatal traffic crash on Head-O-Lake Road, south of Beck Road, in Whiteford Township, Michigan. Luann J. Sager, 25, of Petersburg, wasMore >>
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is investigating a single vehicle fatal traffic crash on Head-O-Lake Road, south of Beck Road, in Whiteford Township, Michigan.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:38:14 GMT
MOORE, OK - The trembling, mud-spattered dog whose photo went viral on Tuesday was not actually standing watch over her owner's body - her name is Susie, her owner is named Curtis Collins, and he's alive.ThanksMore >>
There's a happy ending to the story of the little dog who was found standing guard over a body after the EF-5 tornado that decimated her neighborhood in Moore, OK. Her owner is alive, and they have been reunited thanks to the viral photo. More >>
Michael Miller, Toledo Free Press Editor in Chief
A recent complaint filed by the Michigan
Department of Civil Rights is asking the federal government to step in and prohibit
the use of American Indian mascots and imagery in K-12 schools.
I contend the state of Michigan, the federal
government in general, and the U.S. Department of Education in particular, have
better things to do than persecute communities for their school mascots.
I agree that "Redskins" is racist
and has no place in public discourse. I will even listen to your argument about
"Indians." But can the same be applied to "Braves"?
"Chiefs"? "Warriors"? Are there Native American students who are
being denied equal opportunity because their high school uses any of those more
Reasonable people can agree that no student
should be subjected to institutionalized racism. So yes, "Redskins"
should go. But the government has no business micro-managing communities to
prohibit the use of mascots that no courts have determined are illegal.
Political correctness is one thing. Enforced
government intervention is a far worse offense than any use of warriors, chiefs
or braves on school logos.