Johnny Depp’s dogs to be seized by Customs

Mr Joyce quipped that he was unlikely to be invited to the premiere of the latest instalment in the highly successful Pirates of the Caribbean franchise but said Depp’s star status did not exempt him from obeying quarantine laws.

“Just because he’s Johnny Depp does not mean he’s exempt from Australian law,” he told 612 ABC Brisbane.

“There is a process if you want to bring animals in, you get the permits, they go into quarantine and then you can have them.

“You start letting in movie stars, even though they have been the sexiest man alive twice, who come into our nation, why don’t we just break the laws for everybody.

“If dogs come in and they have rabies … the whole life in Brisbane changes. They won’t be so sympathetic to Depp at that point in time,” he said.

Johnny Depp and his two dogs he illegally didn't declare on Australian Customs forms.

Johnny Depp won’t be able to superstar himself out of this. He has no respect for the law, nor the country of Australia.

via Johnny Depp’s dogs to be seized by Customs.

SC OFFICER SLAGER CHARGED WITH MURDER

Attorney David Aylor said after the video surfaced Tuesday that he was no longer representing Slager. Aylor had released a statement Monday saying the officer felt threatened and that the motorist was trying to grab the officer’s stun gun.

You know the situation is bad when your lawyer drops you as a client. The video, which is with the story linked to below, shows a man running away–no longer being a danger to the officer.

via White SC officer charged with murder in shooting death of black man | Fox News.

NEW DETAILS IN MUSLIM STUDENT SHOOTINGS

A judge found Monday that aggravating factors exist to allow prosecutors to seek the death penalty against 46-year-old Craig Stephen Hicks in the shooting deaths of three Muslim college students earlier this year in Chapel Hill.

On Feb. 10, 23-year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife 21-year-old, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, and her sister, 19-year-old Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, of Raleigh, were killed at the couple’s home in the 200 block of Summerwalk Circle in the Finley Forest Condominiums.

Great. I hope he gets put to death for what he did. I can understand being mad about the parking situation at the condominium complex, but that, nor is religion, a reason to kill anyone.

via New details come out in shooting of Muslim students in Chapel Hill | abc11.com.

From Internet to Obamanet

Both ObamaCare and “Obamanet” submit huge industries to complex regulations. Their supporters say the new rules had to be passed before anyone could read them. But at least ObamaCare claimed it would solve long-standing problems. Obamanet promises to fix an Internet that isn’t broken. The permissionless Internet, which allows anyone to introduce a website, app or device without government review, ends this week. On Thursday the three Democrats among the five commissioners on the Federal Communications Commission will vote to regulate the Internet under rules written for monopoly utilities.

Photo from Getty Images courtesy of wsj.com

Wow. The internet isn’t broken and President Obama doesn’t need to fix it. I hope the FCC doesn’t approve this rules.

via L. Gordon Crovitz: From Internet to Obamanet – WSJ.

KILLER HICKS BANNED FROM CALLING TOW COMPANY

The man accused of shooting three Muslims at a Chapel Hill condominium had neighbors’ cars removed so often that he was eventually banned from using the towing company, according to a driver who often tows vehicles from the complex.Victim loved being part of American fabric”It was often more than the average person,” Christopher Lafreniere, with Barnes Towing, said Thursday. “It actually got to the point that he was not allowed to call a car in. If he called, we wouldn’t go out.”Neighbors have said Craig Stephen Hicks, charged with three counts of first-degree murder, always appeared to be combative and angry about the parking situation at Finley Forest, where residents are allotted one reserved spot.

Hicks the shooter.

That is sad that he called them that much. However, with that said, it seems the management of the apartment complex allowed this problem to fester and some people refused to follow the rules set forth by the management team.

via Chapel Hill murder suspect was banned from calling towing company :: WRAL.com.

BRIAN WILLIAMS SUSPENDED BY NBC WITHOUT PAY 6 MONTHS

NBC announced Tuesday that it is suspending Brian Williams as “Nightly News” anchor and managing editor for six months without pay for misleading the public about his experiences covering the Iraq War.

NBC chief executive Steve Burke said Williams’ actions were inexcusable and jeopardized the trust he has built up with viewers during his decade as the network’s lead anchor. But he said Williams deserved a second chance.

Williams apologized last week for saying he was in a helicopter that was hit by a grenade while covering the Iraq War in 2003. Instead, another helicopter flying ahead of his was hit, and some veterans involved in the mission called him out on it.

Brian Williams

Wow. I wasn’t expecting even this much from NBC. Way to send a message.

via NBC suspends anchor Brian Williams for 6 months without pay :: WRAL.com.