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Lt. Governor Brown gets married.  Monday night collision leaves 23 year old man deadUniversal Election, Inc. fined for their role in 2010 African-American voter suppression
Lt. Governor Brown gets married.  He and his new bride, Karmen Bailey Walker kinda look like our President and his wife.  This is the second marriage for both Brown and Walker; both have children. Walker’s first husband was killed in a 2003 car accident.  Brown’s first marriage ended in divorce.  The two were married this past Sunday, May 24th.  I must say that with all the statistics pointing to doom and gloom, it’s nice to see two people still find love.   
WPost article here.
Monday night collision leaves 23 year old man dead.  Jason Antwan Patten was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.  He was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision in Clinton, at Branch Avenue south of Woodyard Road in Clinton, shortly before 11 p.m. A witness told police that the Chevrolet crossed the southbound lanes of traffic on Branch Avenue and then went back across them, striking a 2008 Toyota Corolla. The Chevrolet then overturned and collided with trees, police said, causing Patten to be ejected from the car.  The driver of the Toyota Corolla had minor injuries that didn’t require hospitalization.  According to preliminary reports, Patten was speeding, and not wearing a seatbelt.  Police said that alcohol wasn’t a factor.
 
Universal Election, Inc. fined for their role in 2010 African-American voter suppression.  Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced  that the United States District Court for the District of Maryland awarded the Office of the Attorney General $1,010,000 in damages for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) committed by Julius Henson, Henson’s company, Universal Elections, Inc., and Rhonda Russell, an employee of the company.  The company sought to suppress the African-American vote during the 2010 Presidential election.  Honestly, the award should be at least 10 times this much.  According to the Court, “without any doubt[] Henson discussed plans to suppress the votes of African-American Democrats, recorded the plan in [a] strategy memo sent to the Ehrlich campaign, and ultimately dictated and authorized the offending message.”
I’m glad that these have been brought to justice but more of an award is the only way to send a loud and strong message that this will not be tolerated.  Voter suppression has become more blatant.  It’s a reflection of a dying majority who’s afraid of society voting its evolution.  The only time this kind of behavior changes is when there are monetary repercussions that really bite the perpetrator in the butt.  Call me jaded, but I don’t think $1 million will do it.  Politicians raise that over lunch.
 
 
 

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