Archive | May, 2012

Members of White Supremacist Goup Arrested

Posted on 13 May 2012 by The Florida Star Online

[Left] Marcus Faella, 39 and wife, Patricia, 36,leaders of American Front.

So far, eleven members of a white supremacist group who was reported plotting to kill Jews, minorities, and immigrants in Central Florida were arrested in Osceola County on hate crime and conspiracy charges.

Seven were arrested over the weekend, three were taken into custody Tuesday and another Thursday.
Investigators say the group was conducting paramilitary training with AK-47s and hand-to-hand combat for a race war they believe is impending.

What is really frightening is the report earlier this week of a monthly newsletter published by the Greene County Republican Committee in Virginia. In it, McPhee urges readers to encourage other conservatives to vote in November. He goes on to warn that the consequences of not defeating Obama, a so-called “ideologue unlike anything world history has ever witnessed or recognized,” would be dire.

“[W]e shall not have any coarse [sic] but armed revolution should we fail with the power of the vote in November,” McPhee writes. “This Republic cannot survive for 4 more years underneath this political socialist ideologue.”

The laws of the United States must be more tough and strickly enforced.

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New Trial Denied Battered Wife

Posted on 04 May 2012 by The Florida Star Online

Written by: Dan Evans, The Florida Star
Photographer: Angie Nixon

Justice Rally for Marissa with SCLC, NAACP, Hurting Families, and many more.

Supporters, community leaders, and organizers gathered outside the court house to voice concerns for Marissa Alexander, facing a 20 year prison term for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The law is 10-20-Life.

A jury, deliberating only 12 minutes March 16, convicted Marissa Alexander on three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A 20-year mandatory minimum sentence unless she could win a new trial. Thursday morning, Judge James H. Daniel denied Ms. Alexander a new trail. TContinue Reading

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FAMU Band Members Charged and Arrested

Posted on 04 May 2012 by The Florida Star Online

The FAMU marching band is famous for their musical and marching skills and has performed at many events, including the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

The band was suspended shortly after drum major Robert Champion died from the hazing activities immediately after the 2011 Florida Classics.

Now that 13 of the members have been charged, many wish to know if the band’s suspension will end. Of the 13 arrested, 11 were charged with felony hazing resulting in death and two were charged with misdemeanor charges. Is such sufficient for the lesson needed to end hazing?

There are high school students in Florida who are praying for the band’s suspension to be lifted so that they can become a member because of the band’s great history. Right now, the task force is still working on what decision should be made.

Most of the members who were charged turned themselves in soon after it was learned of the decision on Thursday, and have been released on bond.

The attorney representing Robert Champion’s family has stated that he is not comfortable with the band getting back together yet because his clients fear hazing would continue. The attorney, Christopher Chestnut, when asked about the band getting back together to perform, said, according to reports, “You’re asking us for a prescription to a flu, and we don’t know the virus. We’re still piecing this together.”

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Deaths – Week of May 5th, 2012

Posted on 04 May 2012 by The Florida Star Online


ALLEN, Maria Theresa
Agustin, 39, died April
24, 2012.

ASHLEY, Fred James,
died April 30, 2012.

died April 24, 2012.

BASSOO, Seeta Sheila,
80, died April 27, 2012.

BONNER, Darryn
Antonio, 45, died April
27, 2012.

BRODEUR, Paul, 64,
died April 28, 2012.

BURGER, Paul Dean,
75, died April 30, 2012.

Gail, 50, died April 29,

CLAY, Thordan Cork, 70,
died April 27, 2012.

DAVIS, Vernon, died
April 25, 2012.

DOWDELL, Mack, died
April 29, 2012.

DOZIER, Alonzo L.,
died April 27, 2012.

ELLIOT, James, died
April 27, 2012.

FOWLER, Marion
Benjamin “M.B.,” Sr., 71,
died April 29, 2012.

Crosby, died April 25,

FRANKLIN, Kecia, 43,
died April 22, 2012.

GAUSE, John C., Jr., 58,
died April 27, 2012.

GELSEY, Gwendolyn,
died April 29, 2012.

GILBERT, Jeffie T., Sr.,
70, died April 26, 2012.

HALL, James V., 66, died
April 28, 2012.

Harding, III, died April
25, 2012.

HAY, Margaret Jean, died
April 30, 2012.

HEATH, Larry L., 53,
died April 26, 2012.

HODGES, Hillie Donald,
80, died April 30, 2012.

JONES, Carlton Pete,
died April 25, 2012.

JOYNER, Anglyne E.,
died April 26, 2012.

KENNEDY, Brad Alan,
50, died April 26, 2012.

KISH, Diana Lynn, 60,
died April 24, 2012.

LAW, Lanora Thelma
Mathis, 78, died April 29,

LUSTER, Cheryl Lavon,
55, died April 26, 2012.

MADDOX, Crystal
D’Onna, died April 24,

MARTIN, Carolyn, died
April 24, 2012.

MERCHANT, Narcilyn
Elaine, 61, died April 28,

NAPIER, Charles David,
49, died April 29, 2012.

PALUMBO, Michael, 21,
died April 29, 2012.

died April 25, 2012.

Milan, died April 30,

PERKINS, Annie, died
April 27, 2012.

PERRITTE, Mary, died
April 30, 2012.

PICKETT, Wynona, 22,
died April 26, 2012.

PLATT, Marissa Regina,
infant, died April 29,

Cyle, age 2, died April 24,

Beatrice Gibbs, 70, died
April 29 2012.

ROBINSON, Annie Lou,
76, died April 29, 2012.

ROLIN, James L., 58,
died April 24, 2012.

ROLLINS, Christopher
Lamar, 37, died April 29,

ROTT, Carrie V., 77, died
April 27, 2012.

SMITH, Doris, died April
27, 2012.

STOCK, Jean Helen, 84,
died April 27, 2012.

STONE, Donna Ellen,
57, died April 28, 2012.

Frances, died April 27,

TAYLOR, Clyde Dell,
75, died April 29, 2012.

TAYLOR, Evelyn Jean
Chapman, 72, died April
28, 2012.



Barnard, 66, died April
28, 2012.

Bird Mayo, died April 28,

CURRY, Marvin, died
April 27, 2012.

GANDY, Stephen E., Sr.,
died May 1, 2012.

GAY, Winifred Jeanette
Peeples, 84, died April 30,

GEIGER, Ruby Smith,
79, died April 27, 2012.

GROOMS, Virginia, 85,
died April 27, 2012.

HOWARD, Nathaniel,
died May 1, 2012.

Rose Maynard, 52, died
April 28, 2012.

MARSHALL, Alvin Ray,
83, died April 30, 2012.

Rentz, 74, died April 26,

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Secretary General Honored in Jacksonville

Posted on 04 May 2012 by The Florida Star Online

On April 21st, at the New Mt. Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Dr. Wallace J. Sibley and his wife, Dorothy Sibley, were honored with a banquet. Tributes came from all over the country. Dr. Sibley is the Secretary General of the Church of God International of Cleveland, Tennessee. He is the highest ranking Black man in the denomination. The sponsors were the Herring Family and Dr. Charles E. Wilson.

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