There is blessing and curse in the world, and every day we can choose anew between good and bad. That is, one must pay attention to what one hears,.
Tel: Fax: orders atozglattkosher. He has also accused Israel of committing genocide. Josh, 46, was born in Melbourne to Holocaust parents and has been a member of parliament since He attended both the Bialik and Mount Scopus Colleges. Moselmane also said Alhadeff mistakably thought the event was a multicultural committee meeting when it was really a Labor Action Committee meeting.
A week after the incident, Opposition Leader Luke Foley personally called Alhadeff to apologize, stating that he will continue to work closely with the New South Wales Jewish community on various issues including multiculturalism, hate speech, incitement to violence, and security issues. Scott Farlow, Liberal Member of the NSW Legislative Council, will move a motion next month acknowledging that Moselmane barred Alhadeff despite the latter having received an invitation.
That situation is untenable and unacceptable. Ambassador Gold told the audience that UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn coming into power would pose a grave threat to British Jewry — indeed, greater than Iran, he said. He wondered if the ticket holder knew what was happening to his brethren in Europe at the time.
He further wondered if American Jews today are aware of the anti-Semitism brewing on the continent. We neglected last week, though, to feature a picture of the ticket. We do so now and apologize for the omission. Dispatch Continued from p.
The campaign will involve, among other things, advertising on the subway in multiple languages. Cuomo claims the campaign is needed to counteract the efforts of Crisis Pregnancy Centers. These religious centers help pregnant women through their pregnancy rather than brutally end it.
Crisis Pregnancy Centers consider abortion akin to murder. And that is precisely what the LGBT movement seeks. But getting to the truth is not the point. The point is to terrorize opposition into silence. Soon before leaving office, the Obama administration pushed transgender ideology at all levels.
But that is more than enough for LGBT activists who are now using a form of a legal bullying. Isn't It time you Not quite. Other religions followed suit and declared it their own holy city — with catastrophic results during various periods of history. The simple proof of the inequality between the Jewish and Muslim claims to Jerusalem is that the Jews constantly remembered and longed for Jerusalem, through every exile, while Muslims took interest in Jerusalem only when it was politically expedient.
They are the ones who established Jerusalem as a capital. Ben-Arieh is ignoring half the story. For the latter, the British nod towards Jerusalem was simply a wake-up call telling them they had better get in on the action.
But for the Jews, the British move made perfect historic and religious sense: Where else could a capital of the Holy Land be placed if not Jerusalem? While it is true that Jerusalem had not been the Jewish political capital since the times of the Holy Temples, that was only because there was no Jewish State for it to be capital of! Again, this is half-right: The Muslims truly have no historic claims — but the Jews have countless ties, which are, incredibly, not mentioned at all in the article.
Gatestone Institute contributor A. Otherwise, as history shows, Muslims have never attached real significance to it. By delegitimizing our rights and history, they believe they are nearing their goal of destroying Israel and expelling its Jews. The Times article concludes with another intriguing quote by Prof. Because in , the Supreme universally recognized.
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Both 6. In a community where just about every event is geared toward families, I felt the pain of not fitting in. Rabbi Batt came to my personal rescue once again, and in his kind words have shaped by positive outlook ever since.
We were leaving Hartford because my husband had accepted a commission as a chaplain in the U. Air Force. Our dear friends made us a farewell kiddush in shul the Shabbos before we left. Rabbi Batt got up to speak. He recounted the special connection that both he and his Rebbetzin had enjoyed with both my husband and me. His hakoras hatov toward me at that very moment changed my self-image, giving me positive self-esteem that I sorely needed.
I wondered: How could I possibly repay him? Baruch Hashem, I figured out what would be the best way in which to honor Rabbi Batt. In , when Rebbetzin Batt returned to the U. Although the Rebbetzin survived her surgery, she passed away within the week. Torah Studies. General Studies. LOW Tuition. Lowest Price. Torah Credits. Remedial Prep. Regents Prep. Remedial Room. Credit Recovery. Kosher Computer Room. Early Graduation.
Built-in Protection. No Monthly Fees. By Penina Metal The following exchange took place nearly 50 years ago. My husband and I had gone to Hartford, Connecticut to research a teaching position for my husband which had become available at the Yeshiva of Hartford.
Present at the interview was the president of the yeshiva, Rabbi Charles Yehoshua M. Metal to welcome her into the community? This was the beginning of a wonderful kesher that we were privileged to share with Rav and Rebbitzen Batt. We lived in Hartford for about three years. It was a period of growth in that I got my first paying job at which my employer actually took the time to train me. In addition, I endured a personal trial as I struggled to become a moth-. Planting Seeds By Penina Metal Hashem sends people into our lives who plant seeds of perspective which, if we are fortunate, will bear the fruit of self-awareness.
Now, more than 40 decades after our initial meeting, I sadly mourn his recent passing at the age of One day we received a telephone call from the Rav summoning us to meet his oldest daughter, Naomi, who was visiting her parents from London. At the time, the Rav was not only the Rabbi of a local shul, but in addition, he hosted a popular TV program which showcased Jewish themes.
Yet when he had suggested that I write to the Lubavitcher Rebbe to ask for a bracha for children, I feared a negative response and refused. Although none of us knew it at the time, my husband would go on to serve as a U. Air Force Chaplain.
Originally, he was commissioned to serve in. Shortly after settling in, I lost no time in contacting her, inquiring as to where the mikveh was, where I could purchase kosher food, etc. Without delay, with the approach of our first Shabbos in England, I took the train to London to shop.
This was the first of many trips to Stamford Hill, in the northern part of London where Naomi and her husband, Rabbi Berel Futerfas, lived. Rav Berel succeeded where his shver did not in that, at his request, I finally agreed to permit my husband to write to the Lubavitcher Rebbe to request a bracha for children. Please call As an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, Alcantara can empathize and understand more than most the challenges young women and men often face coming into a new world, and she takes it upon herself to advocate for those in need.
Tthe 31st district is as diverse as they come, running from the Elliot Houses in Chelsea through upper Manhattan, which includes the neighborhoods of Washington Heights and Inwood to parts of the Upper West Side, all the way to Times Square. These are diverse areas geographically, economically and demographically. Sinai to the various shuls on the Upper West Side. The Senator has stood up to and against forces that have been pushing for boycotts against the state of Israel.
With 20 years of experience, advocating for the working communities, immigrants, women, and all the people of the 31st State Senate District in Albany, Alcantara hopes to continue to bring her passion, drive, and steadfast determination to new obstacles and will continue to fight for what she believes in. As theto ins court e court. Please do for Tosafos what you did for Gemara! These m ish hen ah ing tried or from the fat ed with dis 2.
Usual chalutzah her and Kehunah to ly, zomem. See below, note 20, ition against giving eive the pu for why the nishment se zomethey tried to impose. They usually carry a striking lesson and influence multiple generations. My siblings and I grew up on the following story: After the Holocaust, in , my father of blessed memory found himself alone, destitute, sick, and weak.
He had lost his wife and children to the crematoria, as well as his extended family. No one had escaped the slaughter. The tragedy was beyond imagination. He himself, even though miraculously alive after having experienced the horrors of the death camps, suffered from typhus, weighed 75 pounds, and had to undergo surgery to heal some of his physical wounds could the emotional ones ever heal?
That is when he was. Please send me information to become a subscriber to the Israel new issue service and older issues. In a letter that reached him in Romania, his only. Hashem will crown it with success. I believe the above story is a perfect illustration. How often do even insignificant things somehow work out due to momentary unexpected.
So break the pencil and go! Their reunion would bring solace and comfort to both, she said. Chaos still reigned in governmental circles and the journey would have to be a clandestine one. Very often, when we make logical calculations, the prospects for success seem dismal, but we must remember that simultaneously with the natural, a supernatural computation is going on.
Up there, an Outstretched Hand will support, guide, and protect. Just recently, for example, my family accidentally purchased train tickets to the wrong destination only to eventually discover that, due to a last-minute cancellation, our trip itinerary had to change and — you guessed it — what originally seemed like tickets to the wrong destination were now exactly what we needed. Things very often work out differently than foreseen.
That is true in every realm of life — in shidduchim, parnassa, childrearing, performing mitzvos, etc. And sometimes one can expend much energy in one direction only to discover the solution appearing from a totally different direction.
Priorities over there are different. Born and raised in Antwerp, Belgium, Rebbetzin Gross today lives in Jerusalem where she lectures, teaches, and serves as a Torah-based counselor. She can be reached at RebbetzinGross.
JP gmail. Faith is not just the utterance of words, however, but a firm belief and conviction with actions. This is not trust; this is wishful thinking.
It has everything to do with our desire for ease and comfort and nothing to do with trust in God. No one in the middle of a story is able to see the end of the story. When I was a young girl I went with my friends one Rosh Hashana to a certain chassidic group for Tashlich.
On Rosh Hashana afternoon, there is a custom to go to a body of water and symbolically cast your sins into the water, and this chassidic group always went to a fish pond in the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. It was arranged ahead of time with the authorities that the gate would be left open for them on this day for this ceremony. One Rosh Hashana, someone slipped up.
Despite having received prior approval, the group, which comprised of students, followers and their esteemed rebbe in the lead, arrived at the Botanical Gardens and found the gate locked, with the gatekeeper nowhere in sight. The chassidic were milling around, not knowing what to do. Suddenly the Rebbe climbed over the gate. At first the chassidic were startled but then, one by one, they followed. It is a foundation of our faith to believe that God is One and that He is a most perfect and absolute Unity.
This commandment depends on thought and can be fulfilled at any time. Although the universe contains many galaxies, each consisting of millions of stars and planets, there is one God who is Author and Creator of them all.
It is absolutely impossible to conceive of more than one Absolute Being. Although there may be many other universes, both physical and spiritual, God is One over all. Nothing can exist unless God wills it to exist. God constantly gives Life Force and existence to all things.
There is yet another term in faith and that is emunah. How does this affect my life? When are we as Jews required to have or practice this emunah? However, this is not the case. Faith has nothing to do with knowledge; they are expressions of what one wishes to be true, not what is in fact necessarily true. Loyalty to God becomes essential when life throws us a sharp curve ball which may cause us to lose balance and doubt that things truly are for the best.
We can use challenges to come closer to our Creator since we grow from the experiences of emunah. It helps us look beyond the limited now and knowing that we may not fully grasp the meaning of what is happening. Nonetheless, we also have faith that one day we too will know. Uziel seems to translate along the same lines.
From their translations, it seems clear that Hashem is talking about the here and now, olom hazeh. But Rashi, based on the Midrash Torat Kohanim , has a different interpretation.
The Kli Yakar op cit. The Torah, though, does speak of reward in this world much more explicitly than reward in the next. We note a few answers cited by the Kli Yakar: Rambam: The rewards received in this world are actually not rewards at all.
Those are only received in Olam Haba. They are really just the removal of obstacles — war, sickness, famine, grief, etc. Ibn Ezra: We could never actually understand the reward that awaits us in the Hereafter due the limitations of our physical nature. Rabbeinu Saadia Gaon: Before G-d gave us the Torah, people would worship the stars and constellations, mistakenly thinking they could secure the blessings of rain and successful crops through them.
To assure people that abandoning idol worship would not harm them, the Torah promised that observing the mitzvot would secure the much-needed blessings in this world. Individuals, though, are rewarded in the next world. The Kli Yakar notes that Hashem loved Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, yet they attained much less material success than someone like the wicked Nimrod who ruled over everyone.
The Ramban in his commentary on Bechukotai concludes similarly. Not only will we enjoy rewards in Olam Haba, we will all stroll with Hashem without being frightened of Him. He can be contacted at yklass jewishpress. The harsh decree was immediately rescinded, the Talmud tells us, and 22 years were added on to the life of Binyamin HaTzaddik. It is sad and unfortunate that we often do not perceive the destitution and poverty that exists within our community.
But that is only half the story. The level of deprivation that plagues some families is overwhelming and simply unimaginable to the general public. During Elul and the Aseres Yemei Teshuvah, evI know of one teenage girl who was invited to ery member of Klal Yisrael is supposed to engage in participate in a weekend sleepover and did not deep introspection, do complete teshuvah, and rec- have the necessary gear, so she borrowed one of tify his deeds.
To be blessed with a wonderful and those small foam roll-up mattresses that are used prosperous new year, teshuvah, tefillah, and tzeda- for camping. After repeated delays in the mattress kah are all vital. The Eitz Pri notes When the younger sisIt is sad and unfortunate that that tzedakah is so powter saw the mattress being erful that it protects the handed over, she began we often do not perceive the donor and atones for even to howl and shriek.
She the most serious of sins, destitution and poverty that exists quickly ran towards the which usually could only teenager, grabbed on to be forgiven by way of afthe mattress, and refused within our community. The Talmud on the floor. When the mattress appeared, the litanswers that since Achav was generous with his tle girl was on cloud nine and was now unwilling to money and provided for Torah scholars, half his sins part with it. Once the family was forced to reluctantly disclose We can extrapolate from this Talmudic discussion the meagerness of their belongings, some balebatim that one who does not serve avodah zarah could ac- contacted me and calls were made to help alleviate tually be forgiven for all his sins by giving tzedakah.
I humbly beseech for disbursing monies from the community charity the readers of The Jewish Press and friends of Klal fund, was once approached by a woman during a Yisrael to feel the pain of our brethren and take part famine. Binyamin HaTzaddik thereupon took money Please send your contribution to Khal Bnei Yitzout of his own pocket and gave it to her.
The angels came before E. You like any special tefillos to be offered for a shidduch, said whoever gives life to one soul is considered to shalom bayis, parnassah, or refuah, please indicate have given life to the entire world. Should such an the need along with the name of the person with his individual die after such a small amount of years?
His answer is a testament to the greatness that awaits us as well as the greatness that is within our ability to achieve. He explains that we will ascend such a high spiritual level that we will mistakenly think we need not be frightened in His presence. The mashgiach, citing Rabbi Moshe Chayyim Luzzato Derech Hashem , notes that at Yetziat Mitzrayim we witnessed, not only a physical redemption, but a great spiritual elevation — an ability to comprehend matters beyond the normal physical realm.
Hashem will stroll with us in Gan Eden and no one will be frightened. In the end, we will all come to truly know that only He is our G-d and the source of our salvation. Stories and practical ideas from the lectures of Rabbi Paysach Krohn Let's get motivated to Whatever is going on in your life, Hashem When the going gets tough, the tough It's called tefillah, prayer.
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Shul With a View is based on his popular column in Mishpacha Magazine, and includes much new material as well. Texas, Oregon, Florida, New Jersey, as well as Canada, Greece, India, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK are among other areas battling massive forest fires, a phenomenon experts expect will only increase due to climate change. It was the massive forest fires in Israel over the past several years that gave electro-optics physicist Daniel Leigh the idea of using algorithm-controlled laser beams from helicopters or trucks to zap leaves, thin branches and pine needles off treetops in the path of fire.
The flames are forced downward, where they can be more easily controlled by conventional methods. Leigh explains that leafy treetops provide a highly combustible smorgasbord for hungry forest fires. Fanned by extreme wind and weather conditions, a forest fire that rises to the treetops spreads out of control in the blink of an eye.
Founded in and bootstrapped by Leigh, FTF developed its laser technology in consultation with Hebrew University academics and with professionals.
Several years later, management consultant Noach Cholev joined as a cofounder. The company of four is now in the engineering, modeling and testing phase. This depends. A forest fire nearing the treetops of Neve Ilan, outside of Jerusalem, last November.
One might think this heat would just make a fire worse, but Leigh explains that the laser works lightning fast and then switches off. The moisture remaining in the foliage immediately extinguishes the combustion.
Moreover, the fallen foliage — while still flammable — forms a compact high-moisture bed with restricted airflow. With less oxygen and densely packed fuel, the ground fire loses intensity and speed, and is easier to extinguish. The firefighting community is all excited to try it out but they need a demo tool to work with. There is already interest in the technology from Australia, which suffers devastating wildfires every summer. Learning that canopy leaves are igniters and can regrow after being cut, he immediately thought of laser.
He envisions FTF as a unique rescue tool to create a safe zone or an escape route for trapped firefighters or residents.
The same algorithm-controlled laser technology — which can work continuously in all weather conditions with no need to refill anything — theoretically could be used for cutting back lower-to-the-ground foliage in the path of fire, and could prove a valuable firefighting tool for sensitive worksites such as power companies and utilities.
So you can keep your get-up-and-go in good shape. Find your health plan at emblemhealth. Enrollment in HIP depends on contract renewal. HIP is an EmblemHealth company. Englewood Ave. So it is today, and so it was in the past. Your camp must therefore be holy. Claims from the Secular Public Occasionally we hear tough and insulting claims from secular people: Why are the religious so afraid of women? Is it impossible for them to be in the company of women without sinning?!
Are they unable to hear them sing without thinking about transgressions? Just recently, a female soldier was sent to demonstrate to paratroopers how to parachute. Religious soldiers claimed the demonstration was immodest, but she could not understand what was immodest about it and was insulted. Her mother, a senior leftwing media personality, publicized the incident, and the secular media began attacking religious soldiers. I think it carries no value.
Due to the helplessness of representatives of the religious public — both the ultra-Orthodox and the national religious — he is now a general. Incidentally, a reservist army rabbi who underwent parachute training course told me that, indeed, training with a woman instructor is very immodest, and the fact that the army assigns a female guide to religious soldiers constitutes a gross lack of consideration.
The Goal of Modesty The goal of modesty is to safeguard family and social life, to protect the covenant between husband and wife, and to protect society from the multiplicity of adultery, betrayal, and feelings of profound disloyalty, which are among the worst problems that can overwhelm a person.
Modesty also creates a purer social atmosphere that allows for pleasant and polite relationships between people. For this purpose, the Torah ordered the restriction of relations between the genders and the maintenance of modest attire, clean speech, and modest social behavior, with respect, politeness, and a certain distance between men and women.
In practice, the boundaries of modesty are rooted in the Torah and the words of the Sages, and their offshoots are found in the customs of Jewish communities. Sometimes certain customs change and other practices arise, and when the Sages see that no breach is caused, they become accepted in Judaism. The goal is always to protect the values of family and society. It is worth noting that the sense of modesty is an acquired one.
A person who is accustomed to certain norms of modesty feels a jarring shudder in his heart when they are violated, while anyone who is not used to them will feel nothing.
On the contrary, the secular public should return to its roots and learn from the Torah and the Sages of Israel how to safeguard the values of the family. To be sure, even with modesty barriers, not all members of the religious public are able to maintain family values and proper behavior at all times. And, even without the rules of modesty, not all members of the secular public breach them.
But the rules of modesty place the religious public in a much better place. In this same vein, the articulation and reclamation of cultural, artistic and philosophical African legacies that have been continually denied and appropriated must be embraced to extend the movement.
Examples of this contemporary, cultural Pan-African articulation include the resurgence of embracing natural hair styles, wearing African-inspired fashions and jewelry, enlightenment to African Diasporic literature and teachings, the creations of Pan-African organizations and support groups, and even the reclamation of indigenous, African religions and worship.
Of course, with any such revolutionary movement, there are schisms present. With Pan-Africanism and its application, many barriers are evident much due to intercontinental divide and lack of cross-cultural understanding. Some of these barriers include stereotypes that African-Americans and Africans have of one another; the lack of understanding of race-relations in the United States; the inexperience of racism due to those who live in homogeneous societies; the way the media portrays African peoples worldwide; and those who are in fact Black but do not identify as a person of African descent.
Although these divisions are thoroughly embedded in the psyches of many, the Black Lives Matter movement, in conjunction with Pan-Africanism, serves as a catalyst to defy these divisions via the continued mobilization for global, Black solidarity and consolidation. The aim of the program, however, is the same for all of the girls: get them started on a path for a career in technology, where women, especially black women, are sorely underrepresented.
Black Girls Code is hosting more events in Durham this summer. One of the most striking points he made, however, had to do with how pop culture discusses prisons:. These things are unacceptable. Obama has been actively pushing to raise awareness on issues plaguing state and federal prisons.
Not only will he become the first sitting president to visit a federal prison next week, but he also officially granted clemency to 46 people convicted of nonviolent drug-related charges, bringing his total number of commutations to 89 — more than those of the last four presidents combined.
The president has outlined a variety of general ideas, including an end to mandatory sentencing policies that lead to longer terms for relatively minor offenses. Obama addressed the organization a day after granting commutations to 46 men and women who had been sentenced to long sentences for non-violent drug crimes.
A Confederate battle flag waved in the wind as the trucks passed, she said. She approached her vehicle the following day, July 1, and was struck by what she saw: A flier purportedly from the Ku Klux Klan tucked beneath her windshield wiper. A sketch of a hooded Klansman with blackened eyes and a finger pointed toward the reader topped the page. Clementa Pinckney. Authorities have described the mass killing as a racially motivated hate crime.
The shooter intended to jump-start a war among the races, authorities said. Instead, the June 17 attack set off a wave of affirmations to strengthen racial relations. Roughly 15, people walked the Ravenel Bridge the Sunday after the killings to support the families and racial unity.
And calls to take down the battle flag from the Capitol complex grounds ultimately were successful. Delesline hopes to continue the dialogue by holding a meeting 6 p.
What affects one affects all. This community stands together against racism. Residents are right to be concerned, according to Kerry Taylor, an associate professor of history at The Citadel who has taught on race relations and the civil rights movement.
The Racist Origins of Felon Disenfranchisement. I wonder if Obama has time to do something about this before the election next year? The state laws that barred nearly six million people with felony convictions from voting in the midterm elections this month date from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when Southern lawmakers were working feverishly to neutralize the black electorate.
Poll taxes, literacy tests, grandfather clauses and cross burnings were effective weapons in this campaign. But statutes that allowed correctional systems to arbitrarily and permanently strip large numbers of people of the right to vote were a particularly potent tool in the campaign to undercut African-American political power.
This racially freighted system has normalized disenfranchisement in the United States — at a time when our peers in the democratic world rightly see it as an aberration.
It has also stripped one in every 13 black persons of the right to vote — a rate four times that of nonblacks nationally. At the same time, it has allowed disenfranchisement to move beyond that black population — which makes up 38 percent of those denied the vote — into the body politic as a whole.
One lesson here is that punishments designed for one pariah group can be easily expanded to include others as well. The history of disenfranchisement was laid out in a fascinating study by Angela Behrens, Christopher Uggen and Jeff Manza.
They found that state felony bans exploded in number during the late s and s, particularly in the wake of the Fifteenth Amendment, which ostensibly guaranteed black Americans the right to vote. The disenfranchisement laws flourished in both Northern and Southern states where large black populations were cast in the role of eternal outsiders, and proposals for allowing former felons to vote were often cast as heralding the end of civilization. The debate looks a lot different in Maine and Vermont, states where there are no black populations to speak of and racial demonization does not come into the equation.
Both states place no restrictions on voting rights for people convicted of even serious crimes and have steadfastly resisted efforts to revoke a system that allows inmates to vote from prison. Maine residents vigorously debated the issue last year, when the Legislature took up — and declined to pass — a bill that would have stripped the vote from some inmates, whose crimes included murder and other major felonies. Families of murder victims argued that the killers had denied their loved ones the right to vote and therefore should suffer the same fate.
Those who opposed the bill made several arguments: That the franchise is enshrined in the state Constitution and too important to withdraw on a whim; that voting rights keep inmates connected to civic life and make it easier for them to rejoin society; that the notion of restricting rights for people in prison was inconsistent with the values of the state.
A former United States marshal and police chief argued that revoking inmate voting rights would strip imprisoned people of dignity and make rehabilitation that much more difficult.
The fact that most states view people who have served time in prison as beyond the protection of the bedrock, democratic principle of the right to vote shows how terribly short this country has fallen from achieving its ideals. There was a man in Denver named Paul Castaway. Police killed him. Witnesses, surveillance video provide conflicting information in deadly police shooting.
There is conflicting information regarding an officer-involved shooting Sunday night in Denver between what a family says surveillance video shows and what police say happened. Police shot and killed a man they say charged at them with a knife. But witnesses and surveillance video say otherwise. The manager of Capital City mobile home park at W. Kentucky Ave.
It shows Paul Castaway, 35, coming up from behind a white mobile home, through a black iron fence onto the street and around a wooden fence, which is a dead end. He then turned back around onto the street with a knife to his neck the whole time, when an officer shoots him. The video seems to not match what police say happened. But Denver police said Castaway charged at two officers with a long knife before he was shot and killed. They say he had just threatened his mother with a knife at her nearby apartment at Morrison Road.
He saw the aftermath and pointed out to police that surveillance cameras had captured everything. They lit sage on the spot where he laid dying. They said it is the proper way to send him home. A growing memorial pays tribute to a man who was a full-blooded rosebud Indian, a father and a man who made mistakes in his life — and paid for it in the ultimate way.
Police initially said Castaway had stabbed his mother in her neck but later said he had threatened her with the knife, leaving her with a very superficial injury to her neck. Police said the surveillance video is a part of their investigation that will help determine who did what. Nationalnews eyes will be on Denver once again. Tense standoff at union station PaulCastaway DefendDenver.
Witnesses and family members of a man killed by Denver police are disputing early reports of what happened, saying surveillance video from a mobile home park shows a different version of events. However, family members said they believe the shooting was not justified after the manager at Capital City Mobile Home Park on West Kentucky Avenue showed them surveillance video of the shooting.
Family members also are disputing police reports that Paul Castaway, 35, had stabbed his mother in the neck before he was killed by police. He had tried to escape from police by running behind a fence, but there was no gate or opening. The video shows Castaway turning around and walking toward police, who were several feet away.
The knife stays pointed toward his neck the entire time, Black Elk said. The mobile home park manager was not at the office, and one of his relatives said he had been told to stop showing the video to people, including the media.
But a Fox 31 journalist reported that she had seen the video, and she described a similar scenario. A year-old boy fainted after witnessing the shooting.
His mother, Guadalupe Barrera, did not want his name in the newspaper, but she allowed him to describe what he saw to The Denver Post. Earlier, Castaway had run through the mobile home park, screaming in an angry voice at children who were playing, the year-old said. Castaway jogged along a metal fence and turned behind a wooden fence. When he realized he was blocked in, Castaway turned toward police, who were responding to the scene. He poked her in the neck with the knife, she said.
While on the subject of Colorado, Colorado laws allow rogue officers to stay in law enforcement. In Colorado, a police officer can be fired or resign for egregious violations of moral turpitude, such as destruction of evidence, lying under oath or excessive use of force. But so long as there is no conviction of a felony or one of the misdemeanors, the officer is free to seek employment at another agency.
Small towns, eager to find officers willing to work for low pay, sometimes will hire them despite their past. The Denver Post reviewed a decade of state police personnel findings as well as discipline logs at the Denver Police Department and hiring records at select agencies and found officers still working in Colorado despite serious transgressions. The extent of the problem is unknown. The database contains information on about 9, law enforcement officers actively working at agencies and an additional 6, who are certified but are not employed in law enforcement.
Colorado is one of only a handful of states to have such a high threshold for bringing an end to a career in policing. At least 39 states have rules that make it easier to ensure a rogue officer never polices again.
At least 18 of those states also require agencies to inform state review panels when an officer is fired or resigns — something Colorado does not do. You need to broaden it. Nadia Gatchell was fired from the Denver police force in for lies she told superiors during an investigation into abuse of off-duty secondary employment.
The officer, who previously had been disciplined in Denver for destroying marijuana evidence, was able to keep the decision to fire her out of her personnel file by agreeing to drop a Civil Service appeal.
Gatchell, who declined to comment, went on to work at the Elizabeth Police Department for about a year after her firing. Of the nearly officers who have been decertified in the past decade in Colorado, at least 29 had past serious personnel issues or arrests. Seven of those officers had shuffled to four or more police agencies before they ended up with a conviction that brought a final end to their careers in law enforcement.
Patrick Strawmatt, who resigned from the Lafayette police force in , was arrested at least 10 times, including one that led to a felony conviction for animal cruelty after he shot a dog to death. District Judge E. Richard Webber on Tuesday dismissed four of the seven counts from the suit and told lawyers for Michael Brown Sr.
Both have since resigned. The judge said the Brown family could refile those claims later if other parts of the lawsuit that cover the same legal ground were dropped. Two of the dismissed claims dealt with state civil rights issues. The two Brown family attorneys who appeared in court told Webber they did not oppose the removal of those counts. Wilson shot and killed Brown following an altercation.
Some in the racially charged community say they now suspect foul play. One friend tells the Factor the 28 year old just got a new job and had everything to live for. Mayor renews pitch to sell city garages to fund rec centers. Selling four city-owned garages downtown would speed the pace of the renovations, Rawlings-Blake said. City Council President Bernard C. Young also questions whether it is a good idea to sell the garages and forgo their revenue, saying the money could gradually pay for recreation improvements.
The city operates 40 recreation centers and does not intend to close any of them, administration officials said. Rawlings-Blake came under fire three years ago for closing four centers and turning over 10 to other operators. An expansion will open in Rawlings-Blake said her recreation plans will help achieve her goal of adding 10, new families to the city, both by attracting new families and giving current residents a reason to stay.
Because you need quotes from Coates in order to make you want to read his book, right? Cultural critic and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates has inspired us — and many others —through his writing on the intersection of the race and policy and their application to modern-day realities.
In his forthcoming memoir, Between the World and Me, due Tuesday, Coates investigates the marginalization of the black community while also reflecting on personal experiences. The book, which is partly addressed to his son, has already earned rave reviews.
In the two years since Gardena police officers fatally shot an unarmed man, city officials fought to keep graphic video of the killing under wraps. The grainy videos, captured by cameras mounted in two patrol cars, show three men mistakenly suspected of stealing a bicycle standing in a street under the glare of police lights. With their weapons trained on them, officers scream at the men to keep their hands up. In unsealing the videos, U. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson rejected last ditch efforts by Gardena attorneys, who argued the city had paid the settlement money in the belief that the videos would remain under seal.
But few agencies have made their videos public, spurring a debate over the need to balance the privacy of those captured on the recordings and transparency in policing. After ordering the videos to be released, Wilson denied a request from Gardena attorneys that he set aside his order as they pursued an appeal of his decision.
The city then filed an emergency motion with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, asking it to intervene. The Times, meanwhile, received copies of the videos from court officials. For others, it means nothing to drink. There are the African-Americans whose families migrated out of the segregated Deep South more than half a century ago, looking for farmwork and a place where they could hold their heads high.
There are the migrants from Mexico, who came in search of a slightly better life than the one they had left south of the border. There are the Anglo descendants of refugees from the Oklahoma Dust Bowl. And there are elderly adventurers looking for something new—for a little land and a lot of quiet in which to live out their fixed-income retirements. Fairmead is unincorporated.
It used to have a mill, a library, a hotel, and a small store, as well as a handful of restaurants. None of these remain. Located a few miles from the prison town of Chowchilla, Fairmead today has a Last Picture Show feel to it. It boasts a small elementary school, a Head Start program, a couple of churches, and a population of roughly 1,, spread out along miles of rural back roads.
They stretch out from what passes for the town center—a few neat streets lined by bungalows and ranch houses, with a city well and a recently built water-storage tank at its heart—into the orchards beyond. These days, while the almond orchards are kept a perfect green, the surrounding landscape is a dull brown, and the yards in front of most of the houses are little more than dirt and weeds.
At least 25 families have seen their wells go dry in recent months. Many others are rationing what little water remains. Mostly low-income, they spend tens or even hundreds of dollars each month on drinking water, and many dollars more on gas to drive their cars out of town to someplace where the water quality is better, so that they can fill up large containers with safe water to use for showering, washing dishes, and watering their gardens.
They allow oil firms to frack, golf courses to remain verdant, and farmers to grow crops. They allow, in short, the miracle of a hydrologic civilization, perched between desert and ocean, to flourish—and to do so with utter abandon. Every California resident uses between and gallons of water per day, Lund estimates.
That is roughly five times what residents in sun-parched Israel use; it is far more, too, than what Australians, Spaniards, or residents of other hot, dry, sunny countries consume. When Governor Jerry Brown visited the mountainous high country in the early spring, just before announcing mandatory 25 percent water-conservation measures for nonagricultural uses, the snowpack was at a dismal 6 percent of where it would normally be at that time of year.
The figures are worrying. Yet it was the farmhands who planted and picked the crops, trimmed the trees, and packaged fruit who suffered most. In a July report, researchers from UC Davis estimated that 17, seasonal and part-time jobs would be lost that year in California due to the drought.
And promises to be at least as bad. And it means that some people who flout the rules by overusing water will have irate neighbors inform on them and be forced to pay fines. For less wealthy communities, however, the inconveniences quickly turn into catastrophes. These settlements have long been at the mercy of ramshackle delivery systems, which pump unsafe water laced with arsenic, uranium, nitrates, and pesticides into family homes; now those wells are dry, too.
In East Porterville, where the entire city has run dry, hundreds of families now rely on trucked-in water. But East Porterville is, in fact, only the tip of the iceberg.
Smaller, more invisible settlements throughout the great farming valleys of California are in crisis—many from a lack of water, but also from a loss of jobs.
Throughout the drought, the acreage devoted to water-intensive crops such as almonds has soared. By the end of , according to National Agricultural Statistics Services data, the land used for almond production stood at a little over 1 million acres—an increase of about , acres since The numbers are similar for other water-intensive but profitable crops.
For small family farms, like the acre plot in Fairmead run by Elaine Moore and her husband, almonds represent relatively easy money. Over the past 50 years, Moore, 67, has planted everything from sweet potatoes to cotton, alfalfa to raisin grapes. We decided to do almonds. Meanwhile, huge almond concerns are buying up vast tracts of land, sinking ever-deeper wells at ever-higher costs, and sucking up the reachable water supplies.
In Monson, a home settlement in Tulare County, locals talk of a large agribusiness concern near their dry hamlet that has drilled a well, at enormous expense, down to a level of 1, feet. There are rumors that some other new wells probe down half a mile. But we have no national plans in place to give water-purchasing grants to the poor in parched regions of the country. Nor do we have any easy-to-access, state-funded programs whereby individuals like Flossie Ford-Hedrington or Caroline Rosiles can obtain grants or zero-interest loans to make it possible for them to drill deep wells on their land.
These are all partial fixes that would be affordable and immediate in their impact, and they would make existing, but small-bore, federal and state programs more effective.
The US Department of Agriculture, for instance, does provide Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants, which, in conjunction with state-sponsored emergency grants, fund roughly 20 projects in California.
In the meantime, there are no restrictions on how much water big agricultural combines can monopolize during a drought. The circuit takes up to three hours, she estimates, but what other choice does she have? This is their lives; their friends are here. Rodriguez pauses, pondering her predicament. Is Abortion an African-American Genocide? Conservatives want to have it both ways. They argue that progressive support of welfare and affirmative action is racist in that it assumes that blacks need these things to succeed.
Welfare and affirmative action take away from black agency and get in the way of black progress, they say, and are based in the racist assumption that African Americans are by nature dependent.
Conservatives are, they say, all about restoring black agency and removing the chains of dependency—except, of course, when it comes to abortion. But you know what? No one forces women of color to have abortions. In fact, Planned Parenthood personnel are required to make sure that women who come to their facility for abortions are doing so through their own free will. When conservatives argue abortion is a plan dreamed up by Margaret Sanger to carry out genocide against African Americans, and that that is why higher rates of African American women have abortions, they are suggesting that black women should not have the ability to freely make their own reproductive choices.
Even if that were true, it would have no relevance to the form abortion takes today. No one forces African American women to have abortions. There is no coercion. To the extent that there is any coercion—i. Conservatives favor cutting welfare and oppose government subsidies for childcare.
Conservatives oppose better maternity leave policies and oppose raising the minimum wage. Conservatives are against providing effective birth control free of charge and against comprehensive sex education. The net result of these policies is that poor women, and especially women of color, will find themselves both unintentionally pregnant and unable to financially afford raising another child.
To the extent that coercion exists vis a vis abortion today, this is what it looks like. Confederate flags filmed being stolen, destroyed in new social media challenge. A risky social media challenge of stealing and destroying Confederate battle flags has resulted in people filming themselves pulling off the brazen stunts while using the hashtags DestroyConfederateFlag and NoFlagginChallenge.
In one video a man is seen tearing down a flag waving outside a home before jumping into an awaiting car and speeding away. As of Tuesday afternoon the controversial video has received more than 4.
A decade and a half after the Zimbabwean government seized large swaths of land from white farmers in the country, President Robert Mugabe has tentatively declared that he will return certain properties to their original owners.
The government will also establish a European Union—backed commission to evaluate the landgrab practices commenced in , which were frequently violent. The property-seizure policy, which sent the country into economic crisis and left a number of civilian landowners dead, was both an exercise in kleptocracy and an attempt to wrest the country from its fraught colonial legacy. They must leave the land to blacks. ICE releases hundreds of women, children from detention.
Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has released some Central Americans, mostly women and children, from family-detention centers since last Friday. The move is part of a sweeping series of changes the agency has made in recent months to when and for how long families seeking asylum are being detained.
Obama wants that to change. President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for an end to laws that prohibit people from voting after they serve their prison sentences. Only two states — Maine and Vermont — allow everyone to vote regardless of criminal record. As a result, more than 5. Several states prohibited 6 to 11 percent of their electorate from voting. This is one of the various collateral effects of prison.
Other examples include restrictions on employment and bans on receiving welfare benefits, accessing public housing, or qualifying for student loans for higher education. This extended punishment can sometimes make it much more difficult for ex-inmates to get benefits that would allow them to get a job or an education, which might leave them with few options but crime to make ends meet.
And since black people are more likely to be affected, these collateral effects can help perpetuate crime in African-American communities.
Vandals Trash Fla. As of posting time, seven African-American churches have burned down since the racially motivated murders in Emanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston, South Carolina two weeks ago. But that understanding of racism as a conscious and pointed belief can limit our understanding of the full spectrum of the bias.
Those who say that racism is mostly a thing of the past, for example, might just be thinking of those who hold beliefs in racial inferiority and act in support of those beliefs, via discrimination or worse. Social scientists, however, know better. Sure, racism can be expressed in conscious beliefs and actions, but it also can be expressed through unconscious bias. For example, millions have taken the Implicit Association Test developed by researchers at Yale University and the University of Washington and most have been surprised at the extent to which the test can reveal subtle associations and preferences.
The Orange County Register features an article focusing on research by Cal State Fullerton psychologist Russ Espinoza who found that mock jurors are motivated to find reasons other than race in order to justify greater punitiveness toward minority defendants.
This finding, as well as the broader view of racial bias that it suggests, bears not only on the criminal defendants they study, but also on the biases we anticipate and search for in cases generally. Not surprisingly, the team found effects for all three, independently and in combination: Low socio-economic undocumented Mexican defendants were more likely to be found guilty, and less likely to receive a recommendation of parole.
Voir Dire for Racism In some cases, parties will need to do their best in order to uncover and strike potential jurors who harbor a racial bias. Here are a few clear implications from the implicit bias and aversion research. You might ask panelists, for instance, whether they harbor any animosities toward particular groups, or whether they would be unable to fairly judge people like your client.
That might work to ferret out a few — those who are willing to voice an unpopular opinion, probably as a way of getting out of jury duty. But the rest will say, and genuinely believe, that they would not discriminate. The problem is that there is no reason to trust that self-diagnosis. But one cue I would look for is apparent aversion, because aversion is likely to be more reliable than expressed opinions.
When a potential juror either studiously avoids eye contact with a party or attorney, or — on the other end of the spectrum — engages in a sustained glaring kind of eye contact, there is a good chance they are showing aversion toward you or your client. Asking about aversion is a little harder see above , but might still be possible. Inquiring into experience, for example, can be better than asking about attitudes. Asking how regularly the panelist has interacted with members of a minority group, for example, might be a window into aversive behavior.
And Aim for Diversity in the Seated Jury Even with good questioning though, it is probably impossible to eliminate implicit or aversive racial bias from your jury panel. Beyond the proper goal of minimizing it, attorneys also should conduct voir dire with an eye toward the diversity of the resulting panel. Diverse groups are less likely to fall sway to unexamined bias or groupthink, and more likely to engage in complete deliberations.
So even if some end up on the panel with dangerous biases, diversity within the panel as a whole will serve as an important check against those biases playing too strong a role during deliberations. The bottom line for trial lawyers is not to confuse biases with beliefs. Powerful biases can be unexpressed and even unknown to those who bear them. And that goes not just for racial biases, but for all of them.
Nice, the OpenOffice people have finally committed my CVSROOT patch, so there is an 'ooo' package containing all the other packages, so we can make it look and configure more like a single package. Fixed the bonobo toolbar icon bits to change on theme change, just a matter of binning the cache and re-fetching pixmaps from stock.
Committed my gnopernicus patch, did some major. Read some of gok, and sent a slew of comments off to the authors of that. Polished, tested and committed the "don't init esd if no sounds will play" libgnomeui speedup, doesn't hook lots of events for no good reason too. Fixed gnome-mag again, missing pre-conditions, posted the patch for Baum, committed my at-spi patch which Bill kindly 'reviewed' - after explaining how ABI compatibility works.
Still no resolution to him not trusting me to fix my own code, indeed - the issue is being ignored. Seems the master ftp server got broken by someone, can't upload packages anymore. Bruce phoned to give directions to St Catherine's dock, we'll visit them this weekend.
To Hove quite late. Lots of new things at home. Bed late, rather dusty the room. Poked at the LinkSys wavelan thing; had to use the windows laptop to do the initial setup, then I could use the web interface. Quite why there is a Qt GUI for the same thing is rather beyond me, since it doesn't seem to do initial setup.
Tried to get the module stuff to work, it seems the kernel people knew about me when they did their versioning; bother. Upgraded to the right kernel version. Sent off my gnome-mag patch.
Replied to Bill, explaining in more detail why I was appalled. Poked at the file-method flakiness with trash, an absence of crucial locking it seems, added some protection.
Everyone; write threaded code! More gnome-mag fixing, and gnopernicus hacking; hmm. Managed not to find cvs root on CVS, wasted Jacob's time: bother. Had an animated discussion with Bill Re: at-spi.
Fired off a huge patch and set of comments on the gnopernicus code - which is somewhat tangled and confused it seems. J' home, played guitar with her - started doing note lengths, and clapping rythems, amazing how much you take for granted. Maths, Chemis-tree. Bed early. Off to Cambridge, saw J' had a cup of tea and a cuddle. Back home via a rather delayed bus; popped in to see Sean, but he was out.
Home, unpacked, J' arrived home. Showered, JP's, wavelan setting up time. Had to install qt2-devel in order to build the wavelan config project wap11gui , a sad day indeed.
Phoned Robert to arrance picking him up at the weekend. JP's for dinner, bed early. Off to the show, poked at my demos, met Sunil Saxena from Intel. Hacked at gnome-mag and gnopernicus to see if I could get the magnifier working in time; really needed a net connection though.
Off to see Scott McNealy, in an extremely full hall capacity crowd - turning people away. He did a good spiel on Linux etc. Did my talk, the demos seemed to work, people very pleased with the new evolution 1. Nice turkey carvery sandwich thing, did a little time at the Gnome foundation booth, drew in some of the crowds. Just leaving for the plane, when I met Danese Cooper - talked to her about OpenOffice for a while - sounds like a clued up lady; had my moans.
Off to the airport to checkin and hack, bolder with my broken hinge now it doesn't matter so much. Poked at the session startup profile some more. Debugged the 'gok' crash I saw in my demo , back to Bill's at-spi event lifetime changes, as fixed in my pending patch. Remebered that 'truss -u' is like ltrace on Solaris. Silly, killed unconditional esd init altogether, good. Off to breakfast; met Mike from the city of Largo, interesting chap.
Poked at at-spi some more, reading the diff from when I was last working on it. Incredibly it seems a whole load of copyright headers were added without any recognition of the substantial amount of effort Ximian put into at-spi, fixed some of that. Amazed that Darren had committed another patch that further confuses the way object tracking works, grief. Created a 'loan' concept to improve the efficiency of the way we handle 'const in' object references with a lifetime controlled by the scope of the method.
Looks nicer than the previous mess. Did some cleans, made the regression tests run and not leak. Posted the patch for approval, and I have to demo this heap tommorow somehow.
Sat around writing my talk, and trying to get various demos to work, taking screenshots of various things. Out for lunch with Miguel, and Dirk Hohndel who happened to be passing. The man seems proud of having left his wife for a new life in the US, somewhat too stunned to express myself.
Got my talk printed out; nice chap in the print-room running the hotel network, a Mac man, and studied at the British Museum. Off to the center to register and try to find CompUSA. Back to the hotel to brood. Out to the show floor, met Kathy, got my pass and free shirt , got past the objectionable security guard s to the floor.
Interesting, interesting. Back to the hotel, and out with the various marketing and sales like people to some Chinese restaurant, nice food, good company. Talked to Charlie Martin a lot, a fair bit about his time at Eazel. Back to bed late. Watched bad TV for a long time. Up, discovered a J' love note in my underwear - very sweet. Phoned home. Breakfast at an 'Award winning American diner' they did Bagels and tea at least. Back to the room to listen to a another Gordon sermon.
Slept for hours until 1pm when Greg arrived. Phoned Miguel, and Simon Tennant - tried to work out what to do. Read some more Nicholson Baker, at once strangely fascinating, poignant and in places disgusting Room Temperature very thin, and very amusing.
Nice to see the strong room still where it was when I deposited the engraved engagement ring for the lovely creature before flying to Australia last year. Phoned Simon, he came to pick me up in his Porsche, and we drove across the Golden Gate bridge, to a nearby point with lots of decaying defensive structures.
Wandered over Mendel Battery, and poked at various bits there. Onto dinner near a very rural beach out there. Nice stuff. Good to catch up with Simon. Back to their flat, met Maggie and Annie and passing friend Matt. Simon tooled me up with a multi-head graphics card for Xinerama and a nice UW going spare. Dropped me off at the hotel.
Saw Nat in passing; bed. To a plane, to San Francisco, to the Mariott. Phoned J', at 1am - it seems the laptop display survived - just; sought food. Watched the last of the Shawshank Redemption on TV - an excellent film. Processed mail. Built gok. Noticed none of these people had given Build Sheriff approval, which sucks. Badgered them en-masse. Thomas stripped down the desk fan that's packed in, eventually we re-aligned the front bearing and it works again - nice little synchronous motor too.
A Dell courier arrived to give me another 2 identical incorrect hinges, ideal - just what I need. If anyone wants a spare black plastic hinge cover and a plastic bag with FA on it, let me know if you too are unhinged. Set Thomas digging through my financial paper mountain, sorting in chronological order; good chap.
Built gstreamer in the background while poking at gedit performance. Nothing very obvious coming out of the gedit profiling, only that it seems there's lots of bogus re-sizing and drawing action going on. Discovered b-a-s taking 1 second to parse all the. Sean and Abbie arrived, with mega cut-down smart card enabled computer; interestingly the card has a serial connector that goes out of the back, and plugs into the external port - somewhat sub-optimal.
Nice cheap machine though. Did some more reading of at-spi, filling up with crud bodges again - tragic to see ones working code bastardized by half cocked, ill concieved 'fixes', bogus comments, leaks etc. Finally, finally after hacking mpeg2dec to remove the -lcpuaccel stuff that spikes configure [ a daft library to separate anyway, and it seems RH don't package it either ] - managed to get gst-player working inside Nautilus.
Realized I accidentally sent my spur of the moment flamage about at-spi instead of filing it for future reference. Watched the 5th element, packed, bed.
Anna reports that you can use ',', '. Committed my gnome-settings-daemon speedup fixes. Poked at the OO lists, back to bed.
Up early, finshed the build on Solaris, login time seems fairly improved; interestingly memprof doesn't use gthread, patched that. Discovered that was the least of my worries, lots of glibc-isms in the code, fair enough since it hooks a very low level library I suppose, scrubbed them.
Darren Kenny phoned for help with at-spi, trying to get object equivalence to work nicely for him. Left Darren to get on with it, to no avail. Out for dinner to the Hopbine for Thai food, rather an odd setting for it, but very pleasant. Paid Thomas a little in cash. It turned out to be an un-invited cat trying to get out, it fled and leapt to it's death from the high bathroom window. Back to bed, fitful sleep, if only I had a gun under the pillow I could blow my brains?
Up early, chewed mail, poked for an ORBit2 bug that Jody saw, builds fine for me. Got the latest fontconfig bits from KeithP. Spoke to the Dell courier on the phone, then Sean, getting on nicely with smart card authentication it seems. The replacement hinge turned up, and turned out to be a tiny piece of plastic that pops over the broken spade into the base, but not the broken piece itself. Phoned them again, how much is this costing in phone time?
Got the Solaris machine to use fontconfig properly, seems pleasantly speedier, but still plenty of room for dramatic improvement. Solaris seems to handle dramatically better under extreme load than my Linux laptop. Committed Thomas' eog-viewer can support 'icb's patch, since apparently it can. Got on with building various packages while poking at esd. Poked at gnome-settings-daemon, stopped it doing really silly things with esd when sound is disabled. Fixed it, and made it so you can madly toggle the sound server with no problems, sent the patch to Jody, Federico.
J' arrived home, had tea - committed a fix to memprof HEAD, lots more to come. Committed a pango bit to dump the module status post configure. Knocked off.
Dinner, bed early - very sad to have it explained how much the other half looks forward to her weekends, [ when one is forced to abandon her this weekend ], poor creature.
Another build that doesn't run, but this time without broken includes, interesting. Apparently it's not good to build everything with debug. Re-built tools and vcl and finally hit a NULL string length. Surely some 'exception' could have been thrown and caught.
Discovered after a bit of debugging, that the segfault is because getenv "HOME" returns NULL, but that's because the build scripts [ foolishly ] unset HOME for you as if by magic, OO - professionally pre-broken , worse, fixing that reveals another crasher; hmm.
Discovered Gnome session management has been killing OpenOffice, and that's happened to me in demos; poked Mark to see if it's fixed now. The next death is a segv trying to print an error message out - helpful, looking for 'bootstraprc' in the bin dir, perhaps it's just not possible to run it from there. Lunch, futher interrogation of Thomas re: Lucy failed to yield much fruit.
OpenOffice it seems in it's bid to grab as many trademarks as possible, uses that famous marshal art In-Stsetoo to name it's install set directory. Phone call from Stephen and another Michael, wanting to make ORBit2 even more secure and beautiful - which is excellent indeed.
Posted an umbrella to Kate, and 2 monkeys to Graham and Andy - what a surreal life. Wrote a status report. Phone call from Bill about Mozilla a11y, apparently going well, at-poke 'sees' stuff from inside.
Martin Hollmichel seemed pleased with my CVSROOT virtual linking propsal to make a nicer 'ooo' package, that looks more like a single project, with a saner layout. Went for a run, a longer one tonight - felt invogorated then Jacket potatoes - sluggish and sated. Conference call with Carlos and Luis, seems like I've been called off back to Gnome 2. Breakfast with J', chewed mail, did a linc Wrote the ORBit It turns out that to get libtool to sort out linking right, at least on linux I need a patch from James, to get the symbol name problems fixed - the patch didn't seem to help; hmm.
Fixed up gnome-mime-data to sort the types alphabetically, apparently check-mime is the thing to run. Got some of the mail queue under control. Noticed that mirror. Phoned Dell to get them to come and take my laptop away; the chap tried the old "Opening the screen is user damage" chestnut on me, when I explained that I'd love to not open the screen, but not doing that made it somewhat difficult to use the machine, he relented a little.
They should really show their phone people a computer occasionaly to remind them what it's like. Started climbing mount 'build system'.
Got my jail setup, fixed some of the stale build scripts, frb said to commit, poked in my pristine cell. J' home, went shopping, pasta, bed early, leaving Thomas on the phone. Back for lunch. Watched the first few minutes of Tailor of Panama before realizing we didn't like it and turning it off. Off to StAG in the evening, Bill Black a chap with whom I used to play in the orchestra there , now a missionary in Ethiopia gave a good sermon on 2 Chronicles 13 , mostly about what a grot bag Abijah was and how the important thing, the sons of Judah conquered because they trusted in the LORD, the God of their fathers.
Back home, did a load of filing - much of the paper mountain on the floor has disappeared into the squat filing cabinet, and plenty of capacity for absorbing future cruft left.
Nice to turf through the past in paper though. Bed early, Thomas supiciously on the phone for ages to some young lady. Checked the OO build - it finished, seemingly cleanly. Only 1 problem - the binary has no debugging symbols, argh!
Frantic house cleaning and food preparation, Robert phoned to say he wasn't coming, just seconds before I was about to drive to Cambridge to pick him up. A great shame. Matthew and Kate arrived, Matthew is a qualified Doctor and Lawyer which makes for an interesting combination.
Also worked at Bristol when the problems were in full swing. Had a most pleasant afternoon chatting to them both. Lovely roast dinner. Very pleased with the pulput which had We preach Christ crucified carved on it. Concert interesting but fairly mediocrely performed - despite period instruments etc. Back home, bed late. Thomas finished up his gnome-mime-data expansion for various 'convert' recognised image files.
The build rumbles on. Suddenly, while adjusting the viewing angle of the screen the left hinge cracked off, wow - two hinges in 4 months. Wait till Monday to get it sorted out. More poking at OO. Chewed mail.
It seems, the mistake of using Java for OpenOffice build tools is substantially because of it's XML parsing, my non-Java build hacks died on officecfg, which could be re-written in C with libxml2, libxslt I imagine. Looks like Thomas has put up his Photos of the Boston summit. Remembered I had already signed a copyright wavier thing for OpenOffice apparently one of the first - see if you can get in the top hundred today Registered with 'IssueZilla' which is apparently where all patches have to go.
Discovered that it's extraordinarily non-easy to even view OpenOffice Issues [ ne bugs ], without going through some contorted logging in process. Did all that. Tried to file a bug against the web page, went through a horribly contorted process of registration, only to find I still couldn't file a bug. And all of this to get a decent virtual CVS module. It transpires Sander can't change the module list, eventaully mailed a collab.
Disk cleaning to make more space for various bits. J' home, ham and cheese sauce - very good; Mary came round thinking it was Cell group, shared our strawberries with her - a most lovely, animated old lady. Thomas watched 12 monkeys, and I left OO building overnight. Chewed mail, fixed a gnome-desktop silly worrying Luis. The new 'emacs' seems to have a load of new 'leet features, like 'Home' no longer working - and other great innovations like that.
Downgraded to the RH 6. Clearly Clearly, what's not broken needs breaking. Since no-one addressed my vte moans on-list, filed 3 critical bugs, discovered 'reset' doesn't work in the terminal either; hmm.
Sent off an invoice. Lots cooler today, mercifully raining, no need for the fan even, back to verdant England from the Boston communal sauna. Fixed a linc bug holding up some of the Sun's Java accessibility work. Fixed a nautilus bug asserting strings that didn't have to be NULL. Build gcc Chewed away at dmake, why does autogen insist on automake 2. Fixed ORBit2 to handled dotted quad addresses, to help the Java people. Breakfast with J' to the mail queue.
Switched to xterm, it's not clear how to fix it in the code. Got back to making gconf-editor edit lists, since memprof's sufficiently broken that it won't do it right - and it's not clear whether it's worth fixing. Got gconf-editor working, sent the patch to Anders, back to memprof. Decided to upgrade to 7. The trials of having more money than sense.
If only Todd wasn't on holiday for a fortnight. Thomas hacks away at the panel menus, hmm - what fun there lurks in GtkMenu and GtkMenuShell, rained a lot, got cooler. VTE is extremely annoying with it's poor performance associated with 'leet AA font rendering, libzvt for all its faults didn't consume your CPU in big chunks.
Told Thomas what I anticipated him doing. Struggled on with the profiler. The memprof port to 2. Started to hack at gconf-editor so I can set the list of functions to ignore convincingly.
Tried to help Nath get gnome accessibility working, there is one patient person, great to have him helping get things setup. J' home, cold drinks in the garden, out for a run, dinner, sat around relaxing, bed. Amy, Vanessa and Ricki around for lunch, they stayed until 4. Worried about Thomas' non-arrival. I wish I had time to grok the others, particularly Singleness, what to do with a gift you don't want. The vital, concept of mutuality, hammered home in verses 2,3,4 - each man should enjoy his own wife, each woman her own husband.
The husband should fulfill his marital duty to the wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. Not another sentance in all ancient literature that is equally compelling on the mutuality of marriage, and it's commensurate emphasis on marital fidelity. In Paul's day in secular contexts - during the wedding ceremony - family members would tell the bride: When the husband commits adultery she should not take it as a sign that he doesn't love her, but that he is just trying to gratify his passions.
Or perhaps Demosthenes - We have mistresses for pleasure, prostitutes for daily physical use, wifes to produce legitimate children, and serve as trustworthy guardians of our homes. Not complaining - just stating a fact. Paul instead stressing the mutuality and sexual fidelity of marriage - a refreshing breath of air - and an emphasis on the conjugal aspect of marital intimacy. A most amusing section on how badly the Church has got it wrong at various times.
The apostles took their wifes with them wherever they went despite the obvious dangers of their life. The need to un-learn the dangerous missionary ideals; eg. Stanley books - missionary to India, in his autobiography, 2 inches thick, in the middle there are 2 lines that mention his wife I thank God that he gave me a wife that would stay behind in New Jersey - he should not have been thanking God but repenting of putting his marriage in jeopardy - prize your marriage.
The risks of Christians being coy about sex, indeed we should be modest, but it has two risks. We're seen as up-tight, repressed, guilt-ridden, but worse - in the absence of sound teaching the vacuum is filled by the unremitting blair of Hollywood, that imply if you want real excitement it has to be an illicit relationship: promiscuous, better still adulterous - then you'll really get your heart throbbing.
Don't blame Hollywood, the script-writers just live sheltered lives - they've never apparently seen a good marriage. Writing out of their own experience - not known the amazing joy and excitement of a good marriage after 10 years or 20 years, when you're more and more in love with each other, since they never accurately portray that.
Assume it's not a nefarious plot, but simple ignorance. We have to remind the world there is an alternative - intimacy in marriage is not everything, but it is a deep expression of the bondedness given by Christ. Believers have a 1 year honeymoon Deut a newly wed must not be sent to war or have any other duty laid on him, he should stay at home and bring happiness to the wife he has married. For one year, nothing is more urgent than learning how to give pleasure to your bride.
Make it the best year of your life, and if you do - every year after will be better. Proverbs - takes your breath away, be drunk on your wife, captivated by her; fall head over heels in love with your wife. What is the key to that satisfaction - the world is pre-occupied with sex, but in the end finds very little satisfaction.
It measures love in terms of self gratification rather than self giving. The reason Christian marriages are so romance filled are because they have learned this lesson: that it is better to give than recieve. We should be consumed with how to please each other rather than ourselves. The key to satisfaction that makes marriage a gift comes from God, who can allow us to be that kind of wife or husband. A challenge indeed - we pray we can live by it.
Set off for Cambridge to see if Thomas is around, re-called by the wife, he's still in London. Archie saw it as nothing more than a pipe dream, but Jughead had more faith, especially since stranger things had happened, like his father getting clean and going to work every day.
Jughead thought it was time for him to move back home but Archie said to hold off on that just to make sure it sticks. Jughead was sure it would. FP even read and engaged in his work. Archie found this to be strangely suspicious as FP had shown no interest in Jughead's writing in the past.
He quickly came up with a poorly formed excuse to leave the house, which Jughead saw right through, but didn't bother to do much questioning, as he assumed Archie was off for a late-night rendezvous with Veronica. Jughead was right, Archie did leave to visit Veronica at the Pembrooke , but he did so to finally agree to help her search FP's trailer, hoping that he could prevent Jughead from being hurt any further.
The following night, just before Homecoming, Archie and Veronica made their way over to the trailer, under an old and rusty lawn gnome, was a spare key, Archie commented it's in the same place from when he and Jughead were kids. They entered the trailer, though they failed to find anything that indicated FP had any involvement in Jason's murder.
Veronica became increasingly aggravated, leading Archie to wonder what it was that she was looking for or if she just wanted her father to be guilty. Archie wasn't sure would happen once her father came home, but he would be right there next to her when the time came, and maybe he was wrong, but not finding anything felt like a major win for the home team to him. Veronica smirked, through her darkest time, Archie was there with a smile on his face and a sports metaphor, she said, just as they kissed, and subsequently left the trailer.
As they arrived at the dance, they informed Mrs. Cooper of how they failed to find anything, then they were spotted by Betty, who confronted them both on it, but they couldn't talk as it was time to perform. After Archie and Veronica took the stage and performed " Kids in America " , they were confronted once more by Betty, in which they decided to tell her the truth about their alliance with her mother.
Jughead then came around the corner and immediately noticed something was wrong, so Archie and Veronica told him the truth as well. Archie went behind his back but he did it to protect Jughead, and he was sorry for it.
After news got out that FP was arrested for the murder of Jason Blossom, Archie returned home with his parents. In the kitchen, his mother told him that FP had always had his demons, even in spite of how much he had changed, or so it had seemed.
His mother wanted him to move back to Chicago with her. Riverdale wasn't safe anymore. She felt like it was about to slide off a mountain side, and she didn't want him around when it happened, so Archie promised her he would consider it. Archie and Veronica hit up Pop's shoppe in search of Jughead, but they found Betty, and informed her that the police found the gun that killed Jason in FP's closet. The problem with that is Archie searched the closet, and he never saw it, meaning after they left, someone planted it there to frame FP.
Archie and Veronica reiterated to Betty that someone planted the gun in FP 's trailer. Archie stated that they needed to tell Jughead that his father was innocent, but no one could seem to find him and he wasn't answering their calls. In the meantime, Archie suggested they go to their parents with this discovery because his father would know what to do. However, it didn't go as well as planned. Their parents were furious at what they had done, but Archie explained that they had to make sure FP wasn't involved in the murder of Jason Blossom.
Archie insisted that there wasn't a gun when they broke in, and if their parents didn't believe in them, they'd go to Sheriff Keller without them. Unfortunately, Archie's mother informed him that he and Veronica entered FP's residence illegally, so anything they did or did not find would be inadmissible in the court of law.
He didn't care about the consequences of his actions, but his father did, FP wasn't going to ruin Archie's life. A little while later, he received a text from Betty, who was worried about Jughead, as was he. The two of them went out looking for him together, starting with the bus station. But he wasn't there. Archie thought the station had to have been where he was headed because their talk in the hall made it seem as if he wanted to get to mom in Ohio.
He then got a call from Veronica, who was just looking to talk, but he and Betty were too busy looking for Jughead. They found him sitting alone in a booth just as Veronica said, each of them apologizing for their betrayal, but something good came from them breaking in because the gun wasn't in the trailer initially. The four of them made their way to the station to inform Sheriff Keller of their discovery, but they were too late as FP had already confessed to killing Jason.
The next day at school , they learned from the police report that FP worked alone. Archie stated there was no mention of Veronica's father. Although Veronica couldn't help but think that maybe he hired another Serpent to plant the gun.
Archie secretly held her hand under the table to provide comfort and ease her mind. They were then joined by Kevin , who was concerned with Jughead. He wasn't doing good, Archie said. He also wouldn't be in school that day and he was being interrogated down at the station.
Despite his initial decision to stay home, Jughead made a surprising appearance in the cafeteria that morning to apologize to Cheryl. However, it went terribly, as she attacked him in a fit of rage, forcing Archie to break it up by pulling her off. Unfortunately, Mr. Weatherbee wasn't too pleased, yelling at Jughead to come with him even as Archie tried to explain the situation. Upon returning home that night, he learned from his father that Weatherbee called, and suggested that Jughead finish the semester from home, as he wanted to avoid another altercation like the one that took place with Cheryl.
Essentially, Jughead was being kicked out because he was attacked, which Archie remarked wasn't fair. He wanted to call the school board but Fred reminded him that they had to think of a long-term solution, but Archie believed they were that solution. Sadly, that's not how it worked as Fred wasn't Jughead's legal guardian, which is why it was a good thing his mom was in town, Archie said. His father informed him that his job was to keep Archie safe, though Archie found it absurd that he needed to be kept safe from Jughead, but in actuality, Fred was referring to the trouble that always seemed to follow the Jones family around.
Fred then exclaimed that maybe Archie should move with his mother to Chicago. However, this was an offer that Archie hadn't even been considering, but maybe he should. Just then, Jughead came down, having heard the entire conversation, he volunteered to sleep in the garage that night.
The following morning, he woke Jughead up, and the two of them met up with Archie's mother at Pop's to discuss FP's case. His mother passed herself off as FP's attorney to get as much information on the case as possible. Between his list of priors, the anonymous tip, the possession of the murder weapon, and his confession, it wasn't looking good.
She did, however, mention that he used his one call to contact Joaquin. Archie relayed this information to Veronica, and the two of them, along with Kevin, called Joaquin over to ask him about FP and his possible involvement with Veronica's father. Joaquin admitted that he had always assumed that FP killed Jason because, on July 11th , he received a late-night call from FP to help with a clean job at the Whyte Wyrm. When Joaquin got there, he saw Jason's body lying on the ground, so they stuffed him in the freezer and cleaned up the mess.
FP had done jobs for Hiram in the past, so Veronica asked if killing Jason was one of them. Joaquin wasn't entirely sure, but he recalled one discussion about a rich guy that he overheard between FP and Mustang , the same Serpent that Archie got into a fight with. Joaquin then took them to the City Centre Motor Hotel , Mustang's home, but once inside, Archie discovered his body inside the bathtub.
Upon the arrival of the authorities and their parents, Sheriff Keller question what he and Veronica were even doing at the hotel, to which Archie explained that they knew Mustang was a Serpent, so they wanted to talk to him about FP.
As they headed back to the truck, Archie's father pleaded with him to stop his investigation of Jason's murder, that path would leave him dead. Fred was simply trying to protect him, it was his job, the only one that counted. As Fred asked him if he understood, Archie's voice cracked as he said yes. From Jughead, Betty, and Kevin, Archie learned of a contingency plan put together by Joaquin and FP, that had been deemed as too dangerous by the latter.
Apparently, the plan consisted of Jason's varsity jacket, leading Archie to question how it would help FP. Just as it seemed that all hope was lost, Betty refused to give up, so he was made to put the varsity jacket on by Betty, as she searched the pockets, and as she suspected, there was something they had missed, it was a USB flashdrive inside the lining of the jacket.
The flashdrive housed surveillance video of night Jason died. After watching the video and handing the USB off to Mrs. Cooper, Archie said goodbye to his mother that night as she was returning to Chicago.
Archie decided to stay because his friends needed him, but he'd visit her for the summer, then giving his mother a hug and saying that he loved her as she left. Archie entered the kitchen that morning to find his father quietly staring out the window.
Archie called out to him, just to check on how he was doing. His father thought that he knew Riverdale. But in light of recent events, he wasn't so sure anymore. Archie was fine but he was concerned with his friends, Jughead , Betty , and Veronica , all of whom were still in the midst of the mess. Shortly after this conversation, Archie and Betty walked to school together. They talked about her household , in which her family was back together but they had resorted back to their typical way of pretending that all was fine with their perfect family.
After parting ways with Betty, Archie and Veronica discussed telling Betty about their romance. Archie insisted that they proceed with caution. Following Archie and Veronica's agreed upon decision to tell Betty the truth, he and Betty were coincidentally called to Mr.
Weatherbee 's office. Mayor McCoy sought to feature them both at the Jubilee. Archie and Betty were the most fitting to represent Riverdale because of their influence in the solving of Jason Blossom 's murder case.
Mayor McCoy had hoped that Archie would join Josie and the Pussycats on stage during the event, which was a nice sentiment but he couldn't help but wonder about Jughead, who perhaps played the largest role in solving of Jason's case. While Jughead was welcome to attend, Mayor McCoy was against featuring him for his honorable actions due to FP 's imprisonment.
After being dismissed, he and Betty met up with Jughead, Veronica and Kevin in the cafeteria to talk about FP's case, in which the Southside Serpents were being villainized and falsely accused of drug trafficking.
The knowledge of this injustice infuriated Betty to the point that she decided to address it head-on by writing an article on it since the town had changed and that needed to be acknowledged instead of avoided.
In response to the topic on hand of deceitfulness and being afraid of the truth, though initially hesitant, Archie and Veronica took that opportunity to tell Betty that they had kissed a couple times, which she was accepting of. Despite Betty's earlier admission to being okay with Archie and Veronica's relationship, he deiced to check with her again because the last time she said that she was fine, it turned out she wasn't.
Betty insisted that she was genuinely happy for them. He said that he liked Veronica a lot but a little part of him always thought With Archie set to play alongside the Pussycats at the Jubilee, he had hoped that Josie would allow them to play one of his new songs, which was admittedly amazing.
However, Mayor McCoy had already pre-selected a song. Not to mention that Archie's song was solely about his friends, who had notably been through hell and back but the Jubilee was an event for the entire town.
Archie and Jughead returned home that night to find his dad and Jughead's caseworker awaiting their arrival. With FP facing serious jail time and his mom out of state, they needed to make sure he was taken care of.
Even though Fred had offered for Jughead to stay with them, the state couldn't allow it due to a prior DUI and Fred's lack of funds.
Jughead's caseworker informed him that there was a family on the south side that offered to take him in but that this would require him to transfer to Southside High by the end of the week. The very next day, Archie visited FP at the Sheriff Station to inform him of the recent developments surrounding Jughead's transfer. If there was a deal on the table, Archie insisted that FP take it.
However, the Serpents were FP's tribe, and they were also innocent, meaning he'd never turn them in. Archie attempted to reason with FP as no one wanted to see him in jail for twenty years but FP believed that Jughead would make it, and that when the time came, he'd step up. FP warned Archie that Jughead would try to pull away from him, and should that time come, Archie and Betty needed to be there for Jughead to make sure it doesn't happen. Later that day, Archie was irate after witnessing the aftermath of someone vandalizing Betty's locker with pig's blood and hanging a Betty doll in response to her article pertaining to FP and the Serpents.
He wanted to throw whoever was responsible into a wall. Betty was getting threats, Jughead was being thrown into a snake pit, and he couldn't do anything to help, despite being there all year to support his friends. In the student lounge, the following day, Archie and Veronica learned from Betty that she had a long-lost brother , who would be in his mid-twenties at the time.
Betty then received a call from Jughead, who had already transferred to Southside High due to the belief that no one wanted him at Riverdale, which is precisely what FP warned Archie of. So, the three of them raced over to retrieve Jughead, but upon their arrival, they discovered that he was fitting in just fine. Right outside the school, as Betty and Jughead shared a passionate hug, Veronica noted the sincerity between the two of them, believing that they were soulmates.
Veronica then got a message from Cheryl , thanking her for trying to help but she was planning to be reunited with Jason. After realizing that Cheryl was trying to end her life, so the four of them made their way to Sweetwater River , where Cheryl saw Jason last. They pleaded with her to stop pounding on the thick layer of ice but it didn't matter as the damage was done and the ice broke beneath her feet, thus Cheryl was dragged under. Archie, Jughead, Veronica, and Betty ran onto the ice, hoping to find Cheryl but she had been dragged down by the current.
Fortunately, Archie managed to find her a little further down, just beneath the iced-over surface. However, the only way to reach her was to break through the ice, so Archie did just that. He eventually broke through but not without severely injuring his hand in the process. After pulling Cheryl out, he performed CPR and brought her to shore. Backstage of the Jubilee that night, Archie struggled to play the guitar due to the injury he sustained while saving Cheryl, leaving Veronica question if he should be playing with the condition that his hand was in.
Archie assured her he could play, especially considering that his Freshman year he played with a taped up hand. Veronica recalled how Archie longingly looked at Betty and Jughead at Southside High during their hug, making her question his motives. Archie explained that the moment Veronica was talking about is when he noticed how good Betty and Jughead were together and it confirmed that he wanted to be that for Veronica.
As Archie and Veronica kiss, they were interrupted by Josie, who had learned of Archie's heroic actions and deiced to play his song as a show of gratitude. As promised that night, they performed Archie's song in front of the town, which they very much liked. After Betty's speech regarding Riverdale and the crossroads, it was facing, Archie, Veronica, Jughead, and Betty celebrated over milkshakes at Pop's shoppe. Afterward, Archie returned to the Pembrooke with Veronica, and the two of them had sex.
Before taking off to have breakfast the next morning with his dad, which is what they did whenever Fred had something important he wanted to talk about, Archie gave Veronica a kiss goodbye. Upon his arrival at Pop's, Archie went to the restroom to wash his hand, but when he came out, he discovered that the shoppe was being robbed by a masked gunman.
Archie looked to his father, who nodded at him not to interfere. Fred then got out of his seat, resulting in the gunman turning the gun on Fred and shooting him as Archie ran over to stop the incident.
Fred lays on the floor bleeding out in Archie's hands as the gunman swiftly exited the shoppe. After his fathers shooting at Pop's , Archie drove his fathers truck as he rushed him over to the hospital. Upon hearing of the incident, Betty , Jughead and Veronica rushed to the hospital and embraced him in a group hug. When they all sit down, surrounding Archie, he explained what happened.
Archie recounted the events at Pop's — Archie came out the bathroom to find a hooded man with green eyes pointing a gun at Pop Tate, then at his dad, Fred. He fired the gun, then bolted, leaving a bloody Fred on the floor. Pop Tate called the ambulance, but Archie took it upon himself to drive him all the way to the hospital, but he was now questioning this decision as he thought he may have made it worse.
Jughead refused to agree with that, saying that first, he saved Cheryl, now Fred, if he kept it up, he might need a superhero name, as Jughead proposed, 'Pureheart the Powerful'.
With his dad still in surgery, Hermione urged Archie to speak to his mother. In the hallway, Archie is on the phone with Mary Andrews , while initially hesitant to tell her about Fred, he does so anyway telling her about the incident, and that she should come immediately. Not long after, Sheriff Keller arrived to get Archie's statement. As Jughead came with them to accompany him.
Archie described the shooter as a man that's maybe 5'10, pounds or so. He was wearing dark pants and jacket. When Sheriff asked if there was a symbol or insignia on the jacket, Jughead immediately caught on to what he's insinuating; if the shooter was a Serpent. Archie stated that it was just a normal, dark jacket, with no snakes. Sheriff Keller says that Pop Tate did provide them with information of what happened, up until the point Fred got shot.
Archie was then asked to fill in the gaps. When asked about what the shooter did after shooting Fred, he hesitated, refusing to get into details, making it pretty clear that he was keeping something from them. He simply stated that he shot his dad, and ran out. Sheriff Keller's professional opinion was that it was probably someone out of his head on meth or the jingle jangle, or perhaps a Southside lowlife looking for a cash grab.
Jughead asked how much cash he got, suspicious that robbery wasn't the motive. Sheriff Keller suggests it may be someone who has a grudge against Fred that wanted to make it look like a robbery, although it was too early to even speculate. After his statement, Jughead, who noticed Archie holding something back to the Sheriff, confronted Archie, who told him Fred just fired a bunch of Serpents from his construction crew.
He was worried one of them came back looking for revenge, and Jughead promised to use his Serpent connections to investigate further. They managed to get the bullet out and stop the internal bleeding, but Fred still couldn't breathe on his own.
Insisting on seeing his father, the doctor told him that it'd take time to move him. With nothing to do during that time, Veronica then suggested that he should go home and get changed, as his clothes were still covered in blood.
Reluctant to leave his father at the hospital, Betty convinced him to go home with Veronica. After a nurse handed him a bag containing his father's belongings, Betty stressed that was another reason to go home, to get his father a fresh set of new clothes. Alice reassured Archie that Fred is strong stock, and not the man to leave things unfinished. When he and Veronica headed back home , he was greeted by Vegas as he entered the front door.
Archie rushed to get out without changing his clothes, but Veronica stopped him telling him that he needed to get out of those bloody clothes first. The couple go out later with Vegas walking down a park. Archie told Veronica the story of when his father got Vegas. When Archie was a little boy, Fred reminded him that it would be his responsibility to take care of the dog, especially when he's sick, and ensuring that he had food and water. Since then, it would seem that Vegas has become more of a responsibility for Fred rather than Archie.
When he got home from football practice his father would've already walked him, on Saturday mornings, his father would take him out so that he could sleep in. Every time Vegas got sick, his father always went with them to the vet. These were prime examples that showed how no else loved Vegas more than his father did.
When Veronica got emotional upon hearing this, and stopped walking, Archie went over and comforted her. Later, back at the Andrews house , Archie was taking a warm shower, washing the blood from his body. Veronica knocked on the washroom door to check on him. He replied that he was fine. Unbeknownst to him, Veronica entered the bathroom, opening the door handle quietly and took off all her clothes, except her pearls.
She opened the shower curtains and looked at Archie, telling him that she thought he might want the company, thus initiating a steamy session. After their shower together, Archie walked inside the dining room, to find Veronica taking his g father's belongings out of the bag. Archie started searching for his father's wallet, but was unable to find it. He claimed that everything that is important to his dad is in that wallet, and started to get angry.
He lashed out at Veronica, and told her to leave, to Veronica's disbelief. She started to walk away, but paused. Realizing what it meant to be a good girlfriend, she refused because he needed some form of moral support. He may be angry, hurting and terrified, and he could push her and scream at her, but she was not going anywhere. When he broke out in tears, she drew him closer, comfort him as he cried away his pain in her arms. Archie was called down to the police station by Sheriff Keller to go through a lineup of men in a room who had a history of criminal records of armed robberies or some other violent crime.
He instructed them to put on a ski mask, as he asked if Archie was ready. As he went through the lineup, he got flashbacks of the shooter and noticed that none of them looked like the shooter.
By the time Archie returned to the hospital, he was told that he could now see Fred. Even though his father hadn't woken up yet, he should still talk to him, to try and coax him back. Archie sat beside his unconscious father, as he spoke to him. The time flashed forward again to another of Fred's hallucinatory visions, this time Archie was sitting with Fred at Pop's.
Archie informed Fred that he was going to propose to Veronica. Fred reached over and looked at the ring, saying that Veronica's going to love it. Archie said that she better love it as she picked it out, to which Fred said sounded just right.Shop Hallmark for the biggest selection of greeting cards, Christmas ornaments, gift wrap, home decor and gift ideas to celebrate holidays, birthdays, weddings and more. Free shipping on $50+ orders!