Monthly Archives: September 2010

DID A NFL PLAYER REALLY DO THAT TO HIS OPPONENTS ON THE FIELD?

Shaun Smith of the Kansas City Chiefs is either searching for a way to aggravate opponents, or he has allowed his sexual desires to spill over onto the football field. According to several NFL players who have faced Smith and the Chiefs this  season, Smith has fondled his opponents.

Alex Mack of the Cleveland Browns accused Smith of grabbing his genitals during the end of the first half. Mack retaliated and the Chiefs were hit with a 15-yard penalty.

Smith also fondled Anthony Davis of the San Francisco 49ers, who also struck back, causing his team to be penalized.

Smith has yet to be penalized or fined by the NFL for sexually assaulting his opponents, but the NFL will likely review tape from both incidents and should suspend him for his indiscretions. –a.r.

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IS THIS THE NEW FACE AT KPRC TV?

IAN PAGE LEAVES THE GOLF CHANNEL FOR HOUSTON!

The Insite is hearing rumblings KPRC has a new anchor coming.  The NBC station has reportedly hired Ian Page.  He’s a former anchor and reporter from the Golf Channel.  Sources tell the Insite Page will likely start off on the weekend anchor desk at the station.  Not sure where his permanent spot will be.  Here’s more about the new anchor.  Welcome to Houston Mr. Page:

IAIN PAGE

Reporter/Golf Central
Iain Page joined the GOLF CHANNEL in 2004 and serves as a reporter and host for Golf Central, the network’s nightly news program. An avid golfer with an eight handicap, Page brings more than 10 years of broadcasting experience to the GOLF CHANNEL. Following a stint as a local sports anchor at WAPT-TV in Jackson, Miss., Page joined ESPN in 1996 and hosted SportsCenter, ESPNews and was a play-by-play announcer for college basketball.
While there Page also was a regular contributor to ABC World News Now. Page practiced law for six years before pursuing his dream of becoming a television sportscaster and holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston University, as well as a law degree from George Washington University.

SOME SAY THE VALUE OF LIFE IS LESS VALUABLE IF YOU’RE AFRICAN AMERICAN IN BATON ROUGE!

THE CASE THAT’S LEAVING SOME ASKING WHERE IS OUR SWIFT LOUISIANA JUSTICE!

There is a historical part of Baton Rouge, Louisiana that’s called Beauregard Town.  It’s a very small community close to the downtown area in the Capital City.

Last week the area was swamped by Baton Rouge Police officers and detectives.  It was as if the President of the United States of America had been assassinated.

While it wasn’t actually an assassination there was a murder.  The victim was a White female who was gunned down in her home.

Investigators believe it was likely a robbery / home invasion.  The shooter or shooters in this case also shot the woman’s 9 year old daughter.  That girl survived.

That SWAT like scene at the Beauregard Town bungalow would’ve been a sign of good hard police work in Baton Rouge if it happened for everyone.

The Insite is hearing from several friends in the community who say the response the White family received is not the same response Black families in the city ever get.

A close friend of mine says his cousin was gunned down in almost the same exact way.  Investigators say the victim stumbled on a suspect burglarizing his home.  After a brief scuffle the victim was shot in the head by the burglar.  That friend said police came, did a hour or so on the scene and was gone before they could say crawfish etouffee.

Another friend tells the Insite when the White female was killed the BRPD Police Chief even went out to the scene and made a public plea to the local news media.  Some are asking how often does that happen for African American families in Baton Rouge.

If you want to add insult to injury I’m told the Mayor of Baton Rouge also attended the White female’s funeral.  My friend is still waiting on a call from the Mayor about his cousin’s death.

What also may surprise you is the Mayor and Police Chief in Baton Rouge are also African Americans.  But those who live in the city say just because you look like them doesn’t necessarily mean you’re looking out for their best interests.

Personally, my condolences go out to all the families in Baton Rouge who have lost their loved ones to the senseless violence.  But I also feel if you’re going to treat one murder like a terrorist attack, you should treat them all like a major threat to the community!

THERE WILL BE MORE COPS ON THE STREETS OF HOUSTON!

Press Release: At 6:30 p.m. TOMORROW (Thursday, Sept. 30), the Houston Police Department will hold a cadet graduation ceremony at the M.O. Campbell Education Center, at 1865 Aldine Bender.

Chief McClelland will recognize the 67 men and women who will graduate from the HPD Academy and Cadet Class #208.

The graduates just completed a rigorous 26-week training regimen and will be added to patrol stations throughout the city to help respond to citizens’ calls.

WHAT: Police Chief to Welcome New Officers to HPD Ranks

DATE: TOMORROW (Thursday, Sept. 30) TIME: 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: M.O. Campbell Education Center,

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THE PRINCIPAL OF JACK YATES UNDER INVESTIGATION!

 RONALD MUMPHREY IS REMOVED FROM THE CAMPUS!

Officials in the Houston Independent School District confirm the principal at Jack Yates high school is the target of an internal investigation.  Ronald Mumphrey has also been re-assigned pending the outcome of the probe. The Insite placed several calls to sources who say they have not been given any specifics as to why he’s been removed from the school. However, that source says Mumphrey has been the subject of rumors for years but that person says they weren’t quite sure what lead to the investigation.  The Insite will keep digging and hopefully get you some answers.  By the way, this photo is from Facebook!

HISD OFFICIAL HONORED BY HOUSTON’S MAYOR!

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR MARMION DAMBRINO HONORED WITH A PROCLAMATION!    
Today, the Houston City Council and Mayor Annise Parker, at their weekly meeting, issued a proclamation recognizing HISD’s Athletic Director Marmion Dambrino. Dambrino is the first woman to serve as Director of Athletics in the history of the school district. Today, the city council declared September 21st as “Marmion Dambrino Day.”
“I have been involved in Houston athletics for quite some time and no matter where I go or what sporting event I attend, Ms. Dambrino is always there and has been there for years giving her support to Houston’s children,” said Houston City Council Member Jolanda Jones. “I congratulate Ms. Dambrino and commend HISD for taking this bold step.”

Dambrino was promoted in August by Superintendent Dr. Terry Grier, after previously serving as HISD’s Senior Athletic Program Administrator.  She has worked with HISD for 22 years serving as dean of students, associate principal, assistant principal, school administrator, and teacher at the middle and high school levels. During her career, she has also coached basketball, volleyball, track and boys and girls swimming.  Dambrino received a bachelor’s degree from The University of Southern Mississippi and a Masters of Education from Prairie View A&M University

“I applaud HISD and the historical step they have taken by selecting a woman to lead the district’s athletic program,” said Dambrino. “The task is large and the challenges are many but I am excited and am looking forward to what lies ahead. I love the Houston Independent School district, I love this city, and I thank everyone who has shown their support for me in my new role.”

THE SHOOTER AT UT IS IDENTIFIED!

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT COLTON TOOLEY!

Gunshots were fired Tuesday morning on the University of Texas campus in Austin after an initial report of someone bringing a gun to one of the libraries.
Austin Police say 19-year-old UT student Colton Joshua Tooley brought an AK-47 into the building and apparently killed himself.
Following the shooting, law enforcement officers had conducted a search for a second suspect, but later determined there was not a second suspect and that Tooley acted alone.
The 19-year-old math major entered Perry-Castañeda Library wearing dark clothes and a ski mask.
Earlier Tuesday, a spokeswoman for UT police said there were reports of someone bringing a gun to PCL, the main library in the intersection of East 21st Street and Speedway. She later said the man used an automatic weapon later identified by officials as an AK-47.
KTBC reporter Jenni Lee said Tuesday morning the man with the gun shot himself to death. UT police found a body on the 6th floor of the library.
Classes at the University of Texas were canceled Tuesday as of 9:46 a.m., according to a message posted on the UT website. An earlier message posted at 9:01 a.m. had recommended students to stay in place and lock their doors. Before 11 a.m., an updated message urged people not already on campus to not travel toward campus.
Another KTBC report indicated the loud speaker system was used to alert students during the incident.
The Perry-Castaneda Library will be considered an active crime scene for investigators.

THE LEGAL BATTLE HAS BEGUN AT BENJI’S ACADEMY!

Benji’s Academy won a battle today when U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison continued the case until Thursday.

The lawsuit, filed by 13 parents of disabled students of Benji’s Special Educational Academy, maintains that the decision by the Texas Education Agency and it’s Commissioner to close Benji’s violates the rights of students with disabilities.

Benji’s spokesperson Richard Johnson says “this case is about a community fighting to speak up for children who cannot speak for themselves.” Johnson says “these students were bullied and failed to succeed at previous schools but have been not just learning but thriving at Benji’s. We will continue to fight to keep the doors open for special needs children of Northeast Houston.

The parents and their lawyers will be back in court on Thursday at 9:00 a.m. and anticipate a large show of support from the community.

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CNN ANCHOR SAYS HE WAS THE VICTIM OF ABUSE!

HE RELATES TO THE ALLEGED VICTIMS OF BISHOP EDDIE LONG!

In America, nearly half a million children are sexually abused each year. Over the weekend, we found out CNN anchor Don Lemon was one of them.

The revelation seemed to surprise him as much as it did the panel of young people he was addressing on live TV.

It happened during the course of a CNN broadcast. Lemon was interviewing young members of the New Birth Church. They were staunchly defending their church leader, Bishop Eddie Long of Georgia, against allegations that Long sexually abused four boys.

The kids watched a news clip describing how Long related to a young man now accusing him of abuse. According to the boy’s lawyer, Long allegedly started out by watching TV with the 17-year-old, laying his legs casually over him, asking for massages, explaining to him how special he was to get to enjoy Long’s company in this way.

Four other young men have come forward with similar stories.

Nevertheless, after the clip, the church members seemed unmoved. One young man said that Long was a good mentor and that the things the accuser said amounted to “nothing.”

That’s when Lemon broke his silence.

“I am going to tell you something that I have never admitted on television. I was a victim of a pedophile when I was a kid, and these are the things that they do,” Lemon said. Lemon went on to say that he didn’t even tell his own mother he’d been abused until he was 30.

One in six boys is sexually abused before the age of 18, according to Darkness to Light, an organization that works with victims and their families.

According to the non-profit:

Sexually abused children who keep it a secret or who “tell” and are not believed are at greater risk than the general population for psychological, emotional, social, and physical problems often lasting into adulthood.
Children who have been victims of sexual abuse are more likely to experience physical health problems.
Victims of child sexual abuse report more symptoms of PTSD, more sadness, and more school problems than non-victims.
Victims of child sexual abuse are more likely to experience major depressive disorder as adults.
Adolescent victims of violent crime have difficulty in the transition to adulthood, are more likely to suffer financial failure and physical injury, and are at risk to fail in other areas due to problem behaviors!