Daily Archive: August 4, 2013



Pa. police chief suspended after firing gun in controversial video

Gilberton Police Chief Mark Kessler, center, talks with members of the Constitutional Security Force outside Gilberton Borough Hall before the Gilberton Borough Council meeting in Mahanoy Plane, Pa., Wednesday, July 31, 2013. (AP Photo/The Republican-Herald, Jacqueline Dormer) HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania police chief who posted a profanity-laden video online said Thursday he is reviewing the legality of his 30-day unpaid suspension for using borough weapons and ammunition without prior approval.



What if Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman were White?

Al Vivian (CNN) — Since George Zimmerman was acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin, everyone has had an opinion about the verdict. I am not about to second-guess the jury’s decision or pass judgment on them. Our judicial system is operating as it was designed. The jurors reached their conclusion based on the evidence placed before them and their interpretation of the law as it was explained. As human beings, we see the world through the lens of our own experiences. Both science and history prove that we all have unconscious biases that impact the decisions we make.



How Hollywood’s highest paid actresses earned their millions

Charlize Theron (CNN Photo) (CNN) — Angelina Jolie has beaten some of Tinseltown’s best-known starlets to reclaim the top spot in Forbes’ annual list of highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. Despite her absence from the big screen since starring alongside Johnny Depp in 2010’s “The Tourist”, Forbes estimates Jolie earned a staggering $33 million over the last 12 months. Since taking a break from the big screen, Jolie has turned her efforts to writing, producing and directing her first film “In the Land of Blood and Honey.” along with the upcoming film “Unbroken”. In 2011, she voiced the character of Tigress in “Kung Fu Panda 2”, a box office hit generating $165.2 million worldwide, according to boxofficemojo.com.