Florida jury awards smoker’s widow $23-billion in damages against RJ Reynolds Tobacco

A Florida jury has awarded the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer punitive damages of more than $23-billion in her lawsuit against the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company, the nation’s second-biggest cigarette maker.

The judgment, returned on … Read the rest

A Florida jury has awarded the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer punitive damages of more than $23-billion in her lawsuit against the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company, the nation’s second-biggest cigarette maker.

The judgment, returned on … Read the rest

S. African child porn ring: more people investigated

childporn-genericPolice are investigating another 44 people with possible links to an international child pornography ring, and have obtained at least 30 search warrants so far, a spokesman said on Friday.

“We did an investigation on 50 suspects… we then obtained … Read the rest

US man held after murdering wife and posting pic on Facebook

facebook-murder1A US man was being quizzed by police on Thursday after gunning down his wife and posting a gruesome picture of her dead body on Facebook, authorities said.

Derek Medina, 31, was being questioned by detectives in Miami after turning … Read the rest

Race boycotts loom as Jesse Jackson calls Florida ‘Apartheid state’

The Rev. Jesse Jackson has called to boycott the “apartheid state” of Florida if the Department of Justice does not lodge a civil rights case against George Zimmerman.

“Trayvon is a symbol of a deeper malady,” the reverend said in … Read the rest

Blacks benefit most from self-defense law in Florida

African Americans benefit from Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law at a rate far out of proportion to their presence in the state’s population, despite an assertion by Attorney General Eric Holder that repealing “Stand Your Ground” would help African … Read the rest

Racist T-shirt mocks Trayvon Martin’s killer

Expanding the definition of “cracker,” a t-shirt featuring the photo of the man who shot Trayvon Martin is now available for purchase.

As seen at left, the shirt has a picture of George Zimmerman and the words “Pussy Ass Cracker.” … Read the rest