Sep 20

Georgia 66, Troy 0: Menelaus Was A Big Ole Softy.

<!– google_ad_section_start –> View photo . Clearly I expected the - Georgia Bulldogs to take care of business today against the - Troy Trojans. The Trojans are in the - midst of a very, very rough year & were playing without starting QB Brandon Silver. Georgia was coming off a rough loss on the - road & looking to get the - bitter taste of a loss out of their collective mouths. A motivated team playing at home against a physically overmatched opponent ought to put up a bunch of points & not allow many in return. …

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Sep 19

South Carolina deputy under fire after tasing handcuffed man

COLUMBIA, SC — A sheriff’s deputy in South Carolina is under fire for allegedly using a stun gun on a handcuffed man.The suspect, Charles Lang, Jr., 25, was arrested (taken in to custody) for disorderly conduct this past Sunday at a gas station in Columbia, & the - occurrence was captured by surveillance cameras. Now the - Richland County Sheriff’s Department is trying to determine whether the - officer used excessive force in apprehending the - man. The surveillance video reveals in that the - officer gave clear warning to the - suspect before shocking him with a taser. “As you look at the - video, it’s one of those things where you want to know what happened,” Richland Cops Lieutenant Curtis Wilson said. “You want to know why this suspect was handcuffed & moreover tased.” In many cases, usual standard is in that tasers can only be used when a subject is actively resisting police. But even for legal experts, that’s a term complex to define. “The fact in that someone is in handcuffs doesn’t prevent them from resisting,” asserted Seth Stoughton, a former police officer & an assistant Professor of Law at USC. “In this video, I would not be worried about in that human being getting away. There’s no real signs in that he’s trying to run.” The occurrence remains under investigation. (Copyright ©2014 WABC-TV/DT. …

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Sep 19

South Carolina’s policy for high-speed chases

South Carolina law enforcement agencies are required to follow a specific set of rules when it comes to high-speed, vehicular pursuits within state boundaries. These rules applied when Hank Smith, a former Leland North Carolina police officer, led North Carolina law enforcement agencies on a high speed vehicle chase across state lines in to South Carolina. Highway Patrol & the - Horry County Cops Department were called in to assist the - Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office in the - chase. The South Carolina Department of Public Safety has a Vehicle & Foot Pursuit Policy in that outlines when a vehicle pursuit is justifiable. “The pursuit is justified only when the - necessity of the - apprehension of a suspect outweighs the - risks created by the - pursuit,” according to the - policy. The primary pursuit officer is responsible for in that decision, which requires them to consider nine circumstances & conditions. Among these conditions are: seriousness of the - original offense in that led to the - pursuit, presence & volume of vehicular & pedestrian traffic, & ‘presence of passengers in the - fleeing vehicle. Click here to read the - whole entire Vehicle & Foot Pursuit Policy from the - South Carolina Department of Public Safety. The primary pursuit officer is accountable for terminating when he/she determines ‘the danger of continuing the - pursuit outweighs the - need to apprehend the - suspect’. If chases in that start in North Carolina or Georgia move in to South Carolina, the - policy says those officers from out-of-state can arrest & hold in custody suspects, just like South Carolina officers can. …

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Sep 19

South Carolina domestic violence reform committee begins work with ‘no preconceived ideas’

COLUMBIA – A type of experts lined up Wed. to tell state lawmakers how to combat South Carolina’s deadly toll from domestic violence. But a Lexington prosecutor asserted the - major hurdle will be overcoming a culture in that has allowed the - issue to fester for decades. Nicole Howland, a domestic violence prosecutor, told a House committee in that a judicial judge recently asked her whether a guy accused of repeated abuse might himself be the - victim of a vindictive woman looking to “set the - poor guy up.” It’s attitudes like that, Howland said, in that explain why the - state can’t shed its status of one of the - deadliest in the - nation for women. “I challenge everyone in this room: What’s your 1st thought when you hear domestic violence? Because if it’s ‘vindictive woman,’ then you have some work to do,” she told the - 10-member Criminal Domestic Violence Reform Committee. “If it’s about safety & accountability, then you are on the - right train.” Howland’s comments came as the - committee began hearings to assist devise a strategy for improving the - state’s domestic violence laws by the - time the - next legislative session begins in January. The meeting came one week after the - Washington, D.C.-based Violence Policy Center ranked South Carolina 2nd in the - country in the - rate of women killed by men, one notch down from its nation-leading status the - previous year. The panel received an earful from attorneys, advocates & experts who had no shortage of ideas on how to accomplish its mission. Rep. Shannon Erickson, a Beaufort Republican who chairs the - panel, asserted she welcomed the - input. …

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Sep 19

South Carolina father accused of killing kids feared them: report

<!– google_ad_section_start –> By Harriet McLeod <!– –> CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) – The guy accused of killing his five children in South Carolina & dumping their bodies in Alabama feared in that they were going to chop him up & feed him to the - dogs, a local television station reported, citing arrest records. Timothy Ray Jones Jr., 32, is being held in South Carolina on murder charges after he allegedly killed his children, ages 1 to 8, & then drove their bodies through five states before dumping them in Alabama, according to authorities. “Jones stated in that he believed the - children were going to kill him, chop him up & feed him to the - dogs,” an affidavit supporting a Lexington County Sheriff’s Department warrant said, reported WIS-TV, an NBC affiliate in Columbia, South Carolina. Jones was arrested (taken in to custody) in Mississippi on Sept. 6 on unrelated charges & led police to the - children’s bodies, which he had wrapped in trash bags, authorities said. Jones, who worked for Intel in Columbia, South Carolina, had legal custody of the - children after divorcing their mother, who reported them missing on Sept. 3. Detectives believe Jones killed his children about a week earlier after picking them up from school & day care, the - Lexington County Sheriff’s Department said. “The suspect’s vehicle contained a large amount of blood & hand written notes with directions to kill & mutilate bodies,” the - arrest warrant said, the - television station reported. …

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Sep 19

South Carolina to keep rolling after big win over Georgia

Last week wasn’t the - best week for my sleeper teams. Louisville all yet eliminated them selves from contention with in that dud of a game they played against Virginia. A lot of folks had South Carolina to win the - East, I had Georgia; & not in that Georgia was eliminated from contention, yet guy did they have a golden possibility to put the - clamps on the - East. Once again the - Bulldogs come up small in the - huge games, & even though they are annually winners of 10 games or more, they just can’t seem to come up with a clutch win when they need it. More on Georgia later, yet for right now, lets get to the - games. No. 14 South Carolina (-23) at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt did everything they possibly could to lose another stunningly offensive game against another inferior opponent at home. It took a missed field goal at the - end of regulation for the - Commodores to donate Derek Mason his 1st win of the - season. But like I asserted before, a close win at home against UMass is nothing for the - Vanderbilt alum to be bragging about. Coming off a huge win against the - Bulldogs last weekend, the - Gamecocks are not at all prone to a let down game against a lesser opponent. …

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Sep 19

South Carolina-Vanderbilt Preview Capsule

By The Associated Press -- Reports – Associated Press -- Reports – Thursday, September 18, 2014 No. 14 SOUTH CAROLINA (2-1, 1-1 SEC) vs. VANDERBILT (1-2, 0-1 SEC), 7:30 p.m. EDT (SEC Network) Line: South Carolina by 21½ Series Record: South Carolina 19-4 WHAT’S AT STAKE South Carolina can start building momentum after squeaking by Georgia for a huge win in the - SEC East as the - Gamecocks ease in to the - easier portion of their schedule. The Commodores are coming off their 1st win under first-year coach Derek Mason, yet he’s playing 21 first-time starters & 31 combined freshmen – most in the - nation. KEY MATCHUP Vanderbilt’s offense against South Carolina’s defense. The Commodores finally scored their 1st offensive touchdown in their win over Massachusetts, & South Carolina is one of the - nation’s worst allowing 36.7 points & 513.7 yards per game. PLAYERS TO WATCH South Carolina: QB Dylan Thompson. The senior is 5-1 as a starter, & he has eight touchdown passes in three games averaging 301 yards passing per game. Vanderbilt: QB Patton Robinette. …

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Sep 19

South Carolina’s Thompson seeking more success

<!– google_ad_section_start –> COLUMBIA, S.C. [AP] -- Reports — Dylan Thompson understands he must learn to temper his emotions, even in the - midst of one of his biggest successes as South Carolina quarterback. Thompson was admonished by South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier for his part in a way-too-early sideline celebration in the - fourth quarter with the - Gamecocks up 38-28 on top-10 Georgia last week. Despite a late charge by the - Bulldogs, No. 14 South Carolina held on for a three-point win & brought Thompson a signature success since becoming the - team’s starter this year. ”Yeah, I was excited,” asserted Thompson, a senior. ”I’ve never been too quiet about letting myself get excited out there. I enjoy playing football.” Thompson expects to keep calmer when the - Gamecocks (2-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) head to Vanderbilt (1-2, 0-1) on Saturday night. He’s in no danger of getting on Spurrier’s offensive side, though, the - Head Ball Coach saying this week he’d remain starter even if he threw five straight interceptions. ”I didn’t know he asserted that,” Thompson said, grinning. …

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Sep 19

10 death row inmates challenge Tennessee law that could force them to die by electric chair

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Ten death row inmates already challenging Tennessee’s lethal injection protocol were permitted by a judicial judge Thursday to amend their lawsuit to contain objections to the - use of the - electric chair. The General Assembly passed a law earlier this year allowing prisoners to be electrocuted if Tennessee Department of Correction authorities were unable to get the - drug used for lethal injection. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Prior to that, prisoners could not be forced to die by the - electric chair, although they were allowed to select in that method under some circumstances. The death row plaintiffs claim the - new law violates both the - U.S. & Tennessee constitutions. Among other things, they claim it violates evolving standards of decency. They moreover claim in that the - law is too vague. And they question whether the - state’s electric chair actually operates as it is supposed to. Davidson County Chancellor Claudia Bonnyman ruled on Wed. in that the - inmates could amend their lawsuit to contain the - new claims. …

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Sep 19

The shame and glory of Tennessee Williams in John Lahr’s new book

One day a comprehensive literary biography of Tennessee Williams will be written in that won’t resemble a psychiatric case study. Until then let’s savor John Lahr’s “Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the - Flesh,” a work in that is scintillating on the - backstage & bedroom dramas & almost intrusively perceptive on the - autobiographical nature of Williams’ art. If the - work doesn’t quite donate Williams his literary due, it is at least perfectly at home with him in the - theater. Lahr, the - former drama critic for the - New Yorker, occasional playwright & biographer of Joe Orton & other “theatricals,” knows his way around the - rialto. He doesn’t skimp on the - sex, drugs & nervous breakdowns, yet he has written a book in that only a theatrical insider could have written. This high-toned showbiz biography teems with larger-than-life Broadway personalities & their raffish kind. Lahr has a positive genius for quotations, & with access to Williams’ own letters & journals, long since freed from the - heavy hand of the - late Lady Maria St. Just, Williams’ “Five O’clock Angel” & formidable literary gatekeeper, he lavishes us with Williams’ phrase-making color. Lahr initially intended to write a 2nd volume to Lyle Leverich’s “Tom: The Unknown Tennessee Williams” yet decided with his publisher to opt for a stand-alone work, beginning pretty much where Leverich left off, at the - dawn of Williams’ Broadway career. The 34-year-old playwright would never know obscurity again after the - 1945 opening of “The Glass Menagerie,” a true watershed moment in the - American theater. …

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