Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:06:00 GMT
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
Dewayne Thompson, wanted in the wounding and kidnapping of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard, has been captured by Jackson Police. He was taken into custody around 5:45 in west Jackson near where Beard's vehicle was found earlier today.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
It's tax season. That means most of us will be corresponding with the Internal Revenue Service. Onerous as taxes are, Americans ought to be able to trust that if we act lawfully, the IRS will also abide by the law. Now we can't be sure.
Ohio's own Congressman Jim Jordan, who is a Republican member of the House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee, called on Congress to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS for targeting conservative nonprofit organizations seeking tax-exempt status. Ex-IRS official Lois Lerner refuses to answer committee questions, asserting her 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination. Jordan's oversight committee is not quitting and continues to move toward holding Lerner in contempt of Congress to compel her to testify.
Although our divisive political culture wants to make this a liberal or a conservative issue, I think the issue is fundamentally, fairness.
Being called before the IRS to answer questions is one of those things you hope never happens. If it does, you at least hope the American sense of fairness will prevail. Yet when IRS officials refuse to be forthcoming with a Congressional Committee, you have to wonder.
We expect answers. We expect fairness.
I applaud Congressman Jordan for bulldogging this matter.
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