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Search for Facebook killer intensifies; police say suspect could ‘be a lot of places’

Last photo of Mr. Robert Godwin before he was murdered by the man recording his cold-blooded murder.

Family of Cleveland shooting victim remember 74-year-old as ‘good man’ after Facebook video slaying

Meanwhile, in Chicago:

28 people shot in less than 18 hours in Chicago

Peas and Carrots:

Getting ready: Pentagon to protect electric grid from massive attack

How Federal Agencies Keep Americans in the Dark About Crime Statistics

The Department of Justice should keep the public informed about the results of former President Barack Obama’s decision to grant early releases to 1,715 convicts, says a former federal prosecutor.

“What [Attorney General Jeff] Sessions Justice Department needs to do now is track the hundreds of fellows who got these pardons and commutations,” said former federal prosecutor Bill Otis. “With overall recidivism rates for drug offenses already being 77 percent, I think we have a pretty good idea, but [the public] should get specifics: How many of these guys re-offend; what’s the nature of the new crime; were there related violent crimes in the mix as well; and how many victims (including but not limited to addicts and overdose victims) were there?”

But only the Department of Justice has the manpower and access to raw data needed to detail and analyze Obama’s last-minute, closed-door process which released a record 1,715 convicts back into Americans’ neighborhoods. At least one other group has tried to gauge the impact of President George W. Bush’s pardons—but that group had to hire three researchers to assemble only some of the data that the federal government has at its fingertips but does not share.

What are the True Costs of New York’s ‘Free’ College Education?

Students Demand Administrators ‘Take Action’ Against Conservative Journalists

Universities ‘Weed Out’ Right-Wing Scholars, Says Report

United States universities are obsessed with hiring politically correct professors through mandatory “diversity statements,” according to an explosive report released in March by the Oregon Association of Scholars (OAS) and reported by The College Fix.

Coming from one of the nation’s most liberal states, the scholars can argue that they know first-hand what they are writing about.

Their report focuses on how universities and colleges use “diversity statements” and their insistence that professors agree with them, as the means by which post-secondary institutions “weed out non left-wing scholars” and hire liberals.

These diversity statements are integral to liberal ideology the OAS argues, arguing that it is the doctrine of group victimization and their subsequent claims for group-based entitlements that mark diversity statements as “partisan litmus tests” to ensure ideological purity of faculty.

The association notes that it is now routine for universities to provide a diversity statement template that is like a checklist for progressive causes. These templates insist that professors will wholeheartedly agree to “keep the white students from dominating all classroom discussions,” and “reflect a commitment to queer visibility,” while advising students against the temptation to “thoughtlessly reproduce the standard white and Western model of legitimate knowledge.”

This post brought to you by actress and dancer Lina Basquette on a ledge of the roof of the Hotel Commodore, twenty-eight stories above 42nd Street, New York c. 1926.

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