Ok, she’s holding the pipe in her right hand, steps up on the curb bouncing the club in her hand like she’s trying to decide who to wallop first, the cops behind her yelling at her to drop it and she ignores him. She watches the video and says ” I didn’t do anything”, ignorance of the law and not to mention, the extreme inability to follow direction, is no excuse.
May 28, 2015 at 3:27pm
So glad to hear this young man found an unexpected support group and hope finds himself employed soon. When I was in High School (class of ’86), our economics teacher showed us how to fill out applications, we had mock interviews, learned how to create cover letters, and how to dress. These skills are woefully lacking in our young people today. Trying to teach them to my oldest daughter was like pulling teeth, and after one very unsuccessful round of plastering job applications to local establishments she was willing to listen. After reapplying with new and more professional applications and making sure she gave them to a manager instead of the cashier, having a cover letter explaining her goals and how she would be an asset to the company she got 3 job offers in one day. Our kids don’t socialize like we did ‘back in the day’ and a face to face conversation with a stranger is positively terrifying to most of them, they are in desperate need of training in this area. My kid took what she learned and helped several of her friends and they all ended up employed and are sharing their experiences. She helped her boyfriend with the same useful techniques and he now has job with one of the largest engineering firms in the country. Please! If you know a young person ready for the workplace just a little time and some one on one help, i.e. cover letter, can make a huge difference in their self esteem, confidence, and ability to find gainful employment.
 May 28, 2015 at 2:32pm
We had the same problem here in the Mandeville/Covington area of Louisiana a couple of months back, beggars at the entrance of Wal-Mart, Lowes and Home Depot, mostly women or young people in clean clothes nice tattoos, washed hair, etc. with signs bemoaning their unfortunate hardships. But it was the local citizens that fixed the problem, people stayed and watched these ‘downtrodden’ individuals get into brand new cars at the end of the day, the women were being picked up by a van, so the citizens made signs of their own and started standing next to the beggars, signs like ‘this guy has 2015 Nissan parked around the corner.’ about a week later the beggars were no where to be seen, the last hold out was holding a sign that ‘Don’t be Mean’, lol. I’m not a fan of the IRS but if people want to beg they need to apply for a panhandlers license and receive a tax number, if ya don’t have a license you go the slammer.
 May 28, 2015 at 2:08pm
Although this woman apparently forgot to take her med’s for the last few days, there is no excuse for her behavior towards the young man or the officer. That said I will also say that the bicyclist’s in Chicago are rude and dangerous, we were in Chicago last weekend and it was a hazard on the river walk and Michigan Ave. they closed the main road on the lake front Sunday for bikes only without allowing for pedestrians to get the Field Museum or Soldier Field, crossing the street was a hazard as the cyclists simply would not slow down and would yell rudely at anyone trying to cross. Let me also say that my husband is an avid cyclist and hits the St.Tammany Trace everyday here in Southern Louisiana, and even he was embarrassed by the rudeness.
 May 20, 2015 at 11:24am
Thank You Mr. Hicklin!! Its about time more and more gay people start standing up against this crazy behavior by, what I believe to be the vast MINORITY in the homosexual community. Whether you are for or against gay marriage is irrelevant in light of forcing people to abandon their faith. Why would anyone want to involve someone else in what is supposed to be a joyous occasion, if they don’t feel the same way about it? Keep this up and they’ll be lawsuits forcing gay bakers to make anti gay cakes…..people just need to grow up and get a hobby or something. ;)
You are not honestly saying that other women should be raped as revenge??? Even if the guy was guilty, that sir is a disgusting and subhuman mentality. Since there was no proof the event actually happened and no report to help support her claim you still feel his family should be raped, that you would be willing to do it, suggests you would be more comfortable in a country like Iran. Shame On You.
 May 20, 2015 at 10:59am
She didn’t want to press criminal charges, she wanted the school to throw him out? That sounds like petty vindictiveness, my guess is she caught him cheating on her or he wanted to break up with her, and she’s having a ‘I’ll show You…” moment. Also She is a Visual Arts major?? What better way to make the grade then to carry something around while proclaiming your victim-hood. She doesn’t want the rape proven just him eliminated from her environment so there’s no physical presence around to counter her claim.
 April 29, 2015 at 1:21pm
If you watch it again you will hear the young woman saying ” I don’t have that intelligence” and the young men continue the foul language despite her pleas for a little dignity. Despite all the blatant ignorance on the street of Baltimore, the one real question that has gone unanswered for an insultingly long time is, who Snapped that young mans neck and left him in the back of a van to die??? For the sake of every honest, hard working and decent cop out there these things need to be answered and the killer needs to be behind bars.
According to reports, the crackhead in question had major spinal surgery just one week before allegedly running from the cops and being forcefully subdued. Therefore, it seems the crackhead placed his own life in danger. Now go lock his smelly crack-dealing azz up.
Apparently all of white America did it, the police force across the US did it. Im sure the owner of the CVS, and several liquor stores were in on it too. Havent you been paying attention?
 April 29, 2015 at 1:01pm
I hope that young man never stops caring and showing he cares about those around him especially the very young. My youngest daughter came home from school one day and said she hated reading (kindergarten), when I opened her text book to her assigned story and asked her to read it she did…Perfectly, without really paying attention to the text. I instantly though she may already memorized the story so I kept flipping farther into the book for harder stories, and she kept reading them with ease, she didn’t hate reading, she hated not reading something more challenging. How did my then 7 year old learn how to read so well? I thought it would be beneficial for my oldest to learn to read out loud for upcoming school projects, so I assigned her the job of reading to her little sister every night. Over the years it was something they did together for fun, and the benefits are still being reaped today. Now my oldest 19 is a freshman in college and loves debate, and my youngest is 14 and reading at college level including comprehension. Read to your babies and don’t use baby talk, use adult sentences and conversational tones and inflections, really wonderful things will happen.
When I was in first grade, my mother got a letter from the school. It informed her that I was going to be a challenged reader my entire life, because I would not read the assigned "Buffy the Panda Runs". At home, I was finishing "Midsummer Night's Dream" for the third time. Schools mistaking boredom for ignorance has been a problem for a long time. I am about to be forty.
 April 29, 2015 at 12:33pm
Trying not to get on my ‘Rant Wagon’, once again we have the power of the feds manifesting itself inside our homes through the local school system. Unless the child is disrupting or otherwise not following academic guidelines on school property, and only school property, the school needs to mind its own business. With the ONLY exception being abuse, Oreos do not constitute academics or abuse. How embarrassing.
You know this a private school right? So the feds has nothing to do with it. They can require that kids bring any lunch that they want. If you don't like it you can go to another private school!
 April 29, 2015 at 12:24pm
upon seeing his mom his,”instinct was to run.” Beautiful! There may be hope for that young man yet. My thoughts and prayers to all families who are scared to let their children out the front door. Could someone please explain to me how all these kids happen to show up for school with black hoodies, gloves and masks???? And once school was out they had ready access to a convenient pile of same size cut pieces of concrete and brick?
March 27, 2015 at 12:55pm
Exactly!!! Being a PHSYCO- JEALOUS CRAZY WHACKO, is why her old man jumped ship and ran for the hills.
March 27, 2015 at 12:50pm
For one thing the song doesn’t make any sense. If the writers are to be believed, then its about a woman who is envious of another woman, the definition of the ‘girl/boy crush’ is the intense liking or admiration of someone of the same sex. So the title of the song and the songs interpretation are two vastly different things. Does it sound like a woman’s attraction to another woman? I don’t think so anyway, I think its closer to interpretive dance, vague, undefined, purposefully misleading, and not relevant enough for anymore of my time.
 March 27, 2015 at 11:58am
Wow 5 months….. the weight loss is obvious, it’s his eyes that hold the real change. And anyone familiar with heavily wooded, mountainous terrain know one thing is true, it does all look the same. That hike is 2600 miles of trails surrounded by dense evergreen forest and its gonna look that way at mile one and mile 2600. Makes me nostalgic for the Pacific NW, where I grew up. As far a his shaving and haircuts? People pack razors and scissors. There’s no rule stating people have to forgo their personal hygiene to walk a trail, I guess he shouldn’t have taken his cell phone either, just to keep it real. I want to know what do you do about food? How do you prepare for replenishing your food stock? I want to walk trails again in the mountains…..the trails through the bayous and swamps here are beautiful but rather short, because they are bayous and swamps,lol. He looks like a new man, matured, content, and I hope it stays with him for life, its a good look.
Through hikers on the AT either restock in trail towns or set up mail drops where a relative will send them supplies that are held either by a post office or a hostel. Pizza and buffets in trail towns seem to be very popular, lots of calories to replace.
[-1] March 26, 2015 at 1:10pm
Although I believe that the extreme end of the far left is flat out bat sh++ crazy. I’m not so sure this woman qualifies, speaking from a life time of experience with a mentally ill mom and working in various institutions in the 80”s and 90′s, this gals erratic behavior and lack of a verbal message( as true leftists simply cannot keep their mouths shut), I would bet she is a bit bonkers and not taking her med’s. My heart goes out to her son, I also hope she gets help although that happening is sadly low. My question is why did she drive to the strip club?? Did she go in? Did she work there? and why the sudden interest in the prayer group over the past few weeks?
 March 19, 2015 at 11:33am
Of all the crazy gorgeous black american women out there, how the HE++ did that gal get a spread in Playboy? We cancelled our subscription about 15 yrs ago when the overall quality, articles and photo-shoots, started sinking like the Titanic. Nowadays it looks like Hefner truly is nothing more then a glorified Larry Flint. But let us all hail Matt Walsh for a wonderful, articulate, thoughtful and at times very witty commentary on why ‘white guilt’ can finally be laid to rest.
March 19, 2015 at 11:11am
Honestly it is probably for the best that the city is empty, China isn’t exactly known for its outstanding building codes and Ill bet there are no amenities inside those buildings, just vast empty unfinished space, and if their construction materials are anything like the “chinese drywall” disaster here in the south after Katrina, those buildings are literally toxic and should remain empty.
 March 19, 2015 at 10:47am
The really frightening thing about this is that she was utterly clueless as to her rights. I had a very similar episode happen to me about a year ago,they were very aggressive, threatening arrest if I did not send them money, said they were watching my house if I tried to leave ID’ed themselves as FBI. Seeing the all the red flags yet? Anyway what I said back to this individual is not fit for print on any forum. The fact that she has three businesses and no idea what her rights are and no clue as to how a real official gov’t agency would/should conduct itself, is in itself the most alarming thing about this article. I hope she educates herself .
 March 19, 2015 at 10:31am
Traditional marriage, IF it is entered into by two mature, healthy and loving,(towards each other), adults is optimal in that it shows the best of both sexes, a strong male role model and a strong female role model are what kids need to see. The rest of the family dynamic is up for grabs, for example mom being the breadwinner and dad staying at home. Or two moms having a positive and friendly relationship with dad and including all family members in raising the kids. To raise a child with the belief that half the human population, whether its the male half or the female half is unnecessary, shows a lack of the three most important things needed in child rearing, intelligence, maturity and most importantly tolerance.