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Jon Daniel, angry young man, and Jim Ardis, mayor of Peoria. (The mayor's photo is on the right, if you couldn't tell.)
seer. April 19, 2014 at 10:33 pm
What a joke- I don't know what's worse- the stupid mayor for being so tyrannical to order the raidRead More or the judges and cops that agreed to do it. This kid should get a good lawyer and sue the **** out of the city- of course the taxpayers will foot the bill for these idiots in a successful lawsuit not to mention the massive waste of cop and court resources.
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Edwin Wollet April 19, 2014 at 09:53 pm
In the 21st Century, this is a topic for debate? Really?? Not only is this woman protected by theRead More First Amendment, she's also protected by logic and common sense.
John J. Nazarian April 19, 2014 at 10:08 pm
Seems like a load of BS to me, let her have her plate. Some of these DMV folk get a little carriedRead More away with their power of VETO! LOL We had a plate once denied and all it was was a Spanish word that some nit wit thought was a part of a female genitalia! LMAO Called the office of the Gov and it was taken care of within a few days....NO ONE wants to piss off the hispanic vote in California John J. Nazarian, P.I. desperateexes.com
susan April 19, 2014 at 11:07 pm
No M Smith, she would not have an issue if you wanted to put a cross in your yard. That's theRead More point. It is you that wants to have that right while denying anyone else to have the same freedom.
“You're going to shut your mouth or I'm going to have some duct tape put on it," Judge John McBain told Camia Gamet during her sentencing Wednesday. (Screenshot: WJBK Video)
Tracy Lee Nash April 19, 2014 at 09:38 pm
She took a life and didn't care. Too often in this country we feel badly for those who kill becauseRead More "they had a bad life." Thousands of people all across this country have bad lives and don't kill. The judge had harsh words perhaps, but the man who died had a harsh death. She can snicker, and roll her eyes? I guess the judge can spew and share his feelings.
Cheryl April 19, 2014 at 10:09 pm
Let us first ask: Wasn't the DEFENDANT out of line?? On top of the cold-blooded murder of herRead More boyfriend, she stands there after being found guilty and is basically disrespecting and "mocking" the JUDGE?? Did the Judge owe her respect back? It is up to the Judge to render punishment. And part of that might be admonishing the criminal or calling them out on their cold, callous evil deed. For cripes sakes, the SUPREME COURT justices have no problem expressing THEIR feelings AND THEIR BIAS and get away with it every day of the week. IN ADDITION TO their obvious corruption and being beholden to the right-wing corporate paymasters & politicians.
Cheryl April 19, 2014 at 10:14 pm
All these people commenting against the judge .... I would ask you about how you feel when theRead More CONVICTED DEFENDANT utters LIFE THREATS to the judge and juries after being found GUILTY? Is that okay? The courtroom stands in respect when the Judge enters the room. Out of respect we refer to him or her as "Your Honor". Why should the Judge respect the defendant when she did not respect him in any way, especially after what she did? If she had an ounce of brains, she would have apologized for her crime and shown remorse. It might have let her off with a lighter sentence. Obviously she's a hardened hateful criminal and respects no one.
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dj April 19, 2014 at 04:20 pm
If he was serious, it should have been the 20th floor.
Kevin April 19, 2014 at 07:07 pm
He most likely could have bungie jumped with his own unit.
knee jerk April 19, 2014 at 10:29 pm
Perhaps it was a failed circumcision/ bungee jump?
Mastodon, which look like hairy elephants, roamed Michigan 10,000 years ago before going extinct. (Photo: Wikimedia)
Joseph Borrajo April 18, 2014 at 06:27 pm
Mastodon from the word masticate. A different tooth structure than the Mammoth. P3
Tony Lollio April 19, 2014 at 10:32 am
It's amazing what can happen when you put down your ipad and jump into a creek. Congrats to HuckRead More Phil on a great find, and props to mom for doing the detective work!
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Bill Smit April 19, 2014 at 10:34 am
I own a small business in Woodridge IL. The amount of credit card fraud has here has increased tenRead More fold over last year. I have to tell you that the card owner doesn't get burned, the card issuer don't either, nor does the company you hire to process and approve the cards. It's the local merchant where the card was used. Online ordering is the worst. The big banks say you didn't swipe a card, so you're liable, even though it was approved by that same bank at the time of purchase. If this keeps up, I'll have to go backwards in time and shut down online ordering. So much for a cashless society.
JMarsh April 19, 2014 at 11:16 am
I think I will go back to using checks at stores and cash at gas stations. I found a gas station inRead More Eagle Rock that gives a discount for using cash and generally buy my gas there. Not as convenient as using a debit card but I had to cancel my card after using it at Target right before Christmas. What a hassle.
cookiepro2 April 19, 2014 at 06:28 pm
I've started using cash more in the past year for grocery and gas. It's simplified bill paying,Read More reducing the number of credit card receipts that need to be reconciled with statements! Though I still like the 5% discount from using my Target card and the cash back bonus from Discover. Anyway gotta have a good reason now for using my credit cards, either buying online (necessity then) or some reward incentive.
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Greg Jackson April 19, 2014 at 03:08 pm
What a doofus, he shoulda bought a Playstation instead of an Xbox.
Kevin April 19, 2014 at 07:03 pm
Pam J, you need a check up from the neck up. My goodness. An Obamazombie,no doubt.
Igor April 19, 2014 at 07:18 pm
I love the people who have nothing to add to the conversation so they throw either Obama or gunRead More control in. Either subject are worth debating at another time. But this conversation has nothing to do with either.
The children of Steven Utash, 54, have established an online fundraiser on the Go Fund Me site to raise money to help offset their father's mounting hospital bills. (Screenshot: Go Fund Me)
Racer Boy April 18, 2014 at 06:00 pm
Obama, Sharpton and Jackson are well-documented race-baters. They carefully choose to weigh in withRead More charges of racism when it fits their agenda. Obama with Trayvon Martin and Henry Louis Gates. Sharpton with Tawana Brawley and Jesse Jackson making a living from extorting money from large corporations for his own personal gain are all great examples. So, with these Black leaders serving as examples to our Black youth, what other result would you expect? The facts are indisputable...sad but true.
Dale Murrish April 19, 2014 at 02:59 pm
Good for Kym Worthy. Also, his lawyer is going a good job of defending him. We'll see how this playsRead More out. Hopefully good for Metro Detroit will come out of this tragic racial incident and there will be healing for our city. Finally.
Todd Priest April 19, 2014 at 06:33 pm
Throw the book at this idiot.
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Seth J Diener April 19, 2014 at 08:52 pm
I understand that with success comes notoriety. So while I am a not surprised by the level ofRead More interest you all have in that family, I am surprised that it is not just left at that. I am surprised that people from this area would resort to posting elementary school comments. I thought we were a little more refined than that. So many comments about the father, his family or employees and not one comment about if the kid is ok? If the father specifically did something to you and you want to come out and share your experience of why you think he’s this or that, then go ahead. But to sit here and ambiguously post comments about things you heard, that have no real impact on you, makes you look childish or jealous
Kristi April 19, 2014 at 10:53 pm
Why the hell is this kid smirking in his photo??? Is this the picture from ear biting arrest orRead More assault of his girlfrend? Quite a concerning picture.
Chris L April 19, 2014 at 11:03 pm
I'm leaning towards steroid and drug use for this kid. Shit maybe even bath salts. Doesn't that makeRead More you eat people? At the end of the day this is not a surprising story. Apple never falls far.
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Tony jones April 18, 2014 at 11:28 pm
This is a product of when a brother and sister have sex. U get a brainless retard.
Omar Monroe April 19, 2014 at 07:21 am
why are we getting news from PA; we want to hear about our own communities.
jan sultan April 19, 2014 at 09:14 am
Im with those of us who want local news or no news from the Patch. Really, how did this happen?Read More How do we bring pressure to this? Vote with our feet?
“You're going to shut your mouth or I'm going to have some duct tape put on it," Judge John McBain told Camia Gamet during her sentencing Wednesday. (Screenshot: WJBK Video)
Jeff Dearman April 19, 2014 at 12:54 am
NO -----SHE DESERVES WHAT SHE GOT..- She STABBED STABBED STABBED..she should have gotten the deathRead More penalty.....but michigan has only life in prison. Don't have sympathy for her just because she's a woman. She's a cold blooded killer and deserves what she got.
RON Ostrodamus April 19, 2014 at 03:11 am
The death penalty certainly cuts down on the record number of incarcerations in America. Enough ofRead More this liberal crap on humane punishment. The word "humane' never enters the minds of these cold blooded killers. What is going to happen if another bombing takes place outside of Texas? What is going to happen with the next airplane hijacking, or Boston?
DDB April 19, 2014 at 07:29 am
Don, the comments were made at sentencing, not at trialso it hss no bearing on her conviction.
CEOs at Michigan's publicly traded companies earned an average of $7 million annually, 171 times the salary paid to average workers and 455 times more than full-time minimum wage workers, an analysis of S&P 500 companies shows. (Patch file photo)
Dale Murrish April 18, 2014 at 10:52 am
If you make an Amazon purchase through our USA Melting Pot website, the club gets part of theRead More proceeds: http://usameltingpot.org/
Sue Czarnecki April 18, 2014 at 11:13 am
Not a single woman on the list. I wonder why .....
Robert April 18, 2014 at 12:51 pm
Good question Sue, why aren’t there any women on the list? Reading between the lines of yourRead More comment you are inferencing that the business world as not being fair to women. Here’s a hint, the people listed did not sit around waiting for someone else to lift them up. They pulled themselves up by their own boot straps. Just like thousands of business women, although not noted in this “local” article, around the world.
WCSC screen grab shows charges against worker.
Igor April 19, 2014 at 09:39 am
HF the charges were dropped. There is a problem because and I quote from the Patch"Lewis saysRead More he never noticed "No Free Re-Fill" signs and admits he had refilled his drink without paying on other occasions" and "On-site construction worker Chris Lewis told WCSC News he didn't know refills at the VA Medical Center in downtown Charleston weren't free."Where did you read that he knew he had to pay for it? No where in the article does he said he knew it.
joebanana April 19, 2014 at 10:21 am
This country makes me want to projectile vomit.
Rae Anne Resident April 19, 2014 at 04:31 pm
It sure helps that I'm a little old lady because I just bring my cup from home from the last time IRead More was at a store. The last time I paid for a drink at costco was probably before the terrorists attacked us on 9-11. What's the big deal here, it's only soda? If this guy wants free drinks, it's none of your business, and non of the business of that nosey cop neither. You people don't get it, it's flat out entrapment by having the soda available. What's next, you expect me not to use my dead sister's handicap placard too?
In an interview with The Detroit News, the Rev. Jesse Jackson condemned the vicious April 2 mob attack on Steven Utash as "wrong." (Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
Daffy Noodnicks April 19, 2014 at 09:31 am
Dale: you are being ridiculous as usual. Neither I nor John David said anything negative about yourRead More coworkers or GM. We were talking about you, you alone. You attacked another poster for not being as charitable as you, because you were involved in an employer sponsored event. This was an uncivil, baseless, self aggrandizating bit of obnoxiousness. You puff yourself up while ripping others down, without reason or any basis. Drop the attacks of other people and I will have nothing to criticize.
Dale Murrish April 19, 2014 at 10:38 am
Sorry I have such a short memory, Matt. You’ve said this specifically a few times before.Read More “We were talking about you, you alone.” I can’t challenge someone’s thinking if you happen to disagree with it. Like many of your other criticisms of me, it’s purely personal. Have a nice weekend.
Daffy Noodnicks April 19, 2014 at 12:05 pm
It really isn't surprising you miss the point again Dale. You have personally attacked anotherRead More poster. And I responded to that attack. The context of my comment has always been that you do not represent the groups of people you purport to in your many comments where you use false illogical sweeping generalizations. You don't represent or speak for GM or your coworkers, as I doubt they would make rude baseless attacks o people they don't know, or use charitable work to belittle others while patting themselves on the back. You did this, nobody else.
DeAngela Harris says she's not sure how it will affect her son, who was hit by Steve Utash's truck two weeks ago, will respond when he learns an angry mob responded by severely beating Utash. (Screenshot: WXYZ video)
Prometheus April 18, 2014 at 01:55 pm
Feelings are not my concern. Read my post from today at 1:04PM.
Prometheus April 18, 2014 at 04:09 pm
Go Bruins!
Julie Lattimore April 18, 2014 at 05:19 pm
Let me clarify again... I wrote "many in the race" I did NOT write "most" orRead More "all" in the race. I did not group all black people together, I would never do that. There are "many" in my own race that are despicable human beings too. I am sorry if any of you read my comment and thought I was lumping you all together. Believe me, I know there are a lot of white people in those gangs too. My point was that this young boy should have never been allowed to roam those streets unsupervised, where the gangs hang out. That is exactly how they get involved with or victimized by gangs. It could have easily been that child beaten to near-death, look how close he was and his parents weren't even aware. Nobody is safe in that neighborhood, especially if they carry a purse, are talking on a iphone, listening to a ipod, using a cane, wearing expensive jewelry or looking defenseless. It's a cultural problem, it has absolutely nothing to do with skin color, it has everything to do with parents who don't watch or discipline their own kids, that includes the parents of this boy. That is why children end up in gangs, lack of supervision. It is abusive if you leave any young child to fend for themselves, but it is highly abusive if you leave them unsupervised in these dangerous areas where the known gang activity is high.
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