#SayWhatNews Zimmermans Wife Getting Paid – NAACP Pres Resigns – Iowa Gives Guns To The Blind – HIV Scare Halts Porn Prod

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Zimmermans Wife Getting Paid! – According to divorce documents that have been filed as a part of Shellie Zimmerman’s separation from George Zimmerman, she will be receiving a large chunk of change that were raised as a part of his legal defense efforts. The fund site originally said, “Currently George and Shellie are renting a secure residence at a reasonable rate.  Their day-to-day living expenses are relatively modest as they want to preserve as many funds as possible for an aggressive defense.” Guess that’s out of the window because she will reportedly be getting $4,300 a month in living expenses. The legal defense fund raised more than $300,000.

 

NAACP Leader Resigns – The man who has been the face of the NAACP from the death row trial of Troy Davis to the Trayvon Martin case has announced that as of December 31st he will be resigning from his position as president of the organization.  He said that the constant traveling and presidential responsibilities have kept him away from his wife and children for too long. During an interview with USA Today he said, “leadership knows when to step up and when to step down,” Jealous said. “This day I can say with pride that I’m prepared to step down and make room for the next person who will lead this organization to its next chapter.” He plans to continue his civil rights work by teaching and working to increase black participation in politics. During Jealous’ tenure the donor base went from just over 16K to more than 132K and revenue has nearly doubled. In terms of the next president Jealous said, “I’m the 17th president of the NAACP and the 17th man. I do expect that the next president of the NAACP will be different in some way”- perhaps a woman.

 

Iowa Gives Gun Permits To The Blind – Lawmakers in Iowa have now made it legal for those who are legally of completely blind to carry a gun in public. The issue is not the legality of the permit because it is illegal to deny a gun permit based on physical ability but people are concerned about public safety. Sheriffs in the state have different views on the issue. One county sheriff said “It seems a little strange, but the way the law reads, we can’t deny them (a permit) just based on that one thing.” On the other hand another sheriff said, “I’m not an expert in vision. At what point do vision problems have a detrimental effect to fire a firearm? If you see nothing but a blurry mass in front of you, then I would say you probably shouldn’t be shooting something.” So far three people in Polk County who are prohibited from driving because of their inability to see have been granted permits but the number of blind individuals statewide who are allowed to carry guns is unknown. One county official hopes to start offering special training for blind individuals who wish to carry a gun. And this is why Gun Laws need reforming!

 

Man Loses House For Oweing 134 In Taxes – Retired Marine sergeant Bennie Coleman sat and watched 76 years of his life including his home stripped away from him by US Marshalls after he failed to pay just $134 in property taxes. This was allowed to happen because of a program run by the DC government that solicits private investors to collect unpaid property tax debt from residents. The private investors take on the debt and then charge the property owner outrageous legal fees, interest and taxes and then sell the property when the owner is unable to pay. Coleman’s debt snowballed from $134 to $4,999 and he ultimately lost his home which was work $197,000. Of the 200 homeowners who have lost their homes to this system in recent years 33$ of them had debts less than $1000.

 

Philly Starts School And Teachers And Schools Are Still Negotiating – After a summer full of negotiations and uncertainty as to whether schools would open on time- Monday wil serve as the first day of classes. Not everything has been settled however. The Philadelphia School District and teachers are still working through $103 million negotiations which include pay cuts, health insurance deductions, working longer hours and disregarding teacher seniority in making assignments. Despite this a school district spokesman has said, “Our expectations are that we will have a successful beginning of the school year while we continue to negotiate.”

 

Second HiV Scare Halts Porn – About two weeks ago a halt on porn film production was implemented because a woman known as Cameron Bay tested positive for HIV. The ban was lifted about a week later when everyone who had been performing with her tested negative but has since been re-instated because anther performer has tested positive for the virus. The identity of the infected individual hasn’t been revealed but it’s not believed that he/she was infected on the set of a film. A representative for the adult film advocacy group has issued a statement saying, “”While we don’t have evidence to suggest an on set transmission as opposed to a transmission from non-industry (off-camera) related activity, we are taking every measure to determine the source and to protect the performer pool.” Since the newest ban has been put into place another performer who goes by the name of Rod Daily revealed via Twitter that he has tested positive for HIV.

 

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