Marilyn Davenport, a 74-year-old elected member of the Orange County Republican Central Committee, sent an email Monday afternoon asking for forgiveness for her "unwise behavior," just before the local Republican committee met for its monthly summit at a hotel in Irvine.
The email sent on Friday by Davenport to a small group of Republican committee members shows an image posed like a family portrait, of chimpanzee parents and child, with Obama's face superimposed on the young chimp. Text beneath the picture reads, "Now you know why no birth certificate."
"To my fellow Americans and to everyone else who has seen this email I forwarded and was offended by my action, I humbly apologize and ask for your forgiveness of my unwise behavior. I say unwise because at the time I received and forwarded the email, I didn't stop to think about the historic implications and other examples of how this could be offensive," Davenport's apology read.
Is that Johnny Mathis and Deneice Williams we hear singing in the background? It was all kicks and giggles until members of her own party put her on blast. That's what it takes for some common decency? The GOP was up-in-arms when critics did something similar to former president G.W. Bush. That wasn't funny then and this isn't funny now. We've said it before and we'll say it again -- there are plenty of things to disagree with President Obama over, without invoking racist and harmful imagery. Davenport is too old to not know better. We're not buying her lame apology, which is insincere and too little, too
Match.com making changes over sexually assaulted woman's lawsuit.
Popular dating site Match.com will now start screening its members against a database of sex offenders.
Match.com said that this change in policy was accelerated after a Los Angeles woman filed a lawsuit against Match.com. The woman claimed that she was sexually assaulted by a man whom she met through the online dating service.
The lawsuit requested a temporary injunction to stop the site from allowing new members until it put into action a screening mechanism. The woman, however, did not seek any monetary compensation.
"This horrific ordeal completely blindsided me because I had considered myself savvy about online dating safety," the woman said in a statement released through her attorney. "Things quickly turned into a nightmare, beyond my control."
Match.com said that there are still many imperfections to its screening system.
“We want to stress that while these checks may help in certain instances, they remain highly flawed, and it is critical that this effort does not provide a false sense of security to our members,” said Match.com president Mandy Ginsberg.
Match.com plans to implement the screening policy within the next two to three months, according to the AP.
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A 45-year-old Highland man is behind bars today in connection with several holdups, including one that involved the shooting of a Dairy Queen employee in Redlands, according to San Bernardino County sheriff's officials and jail records.
Nathaniel Dawson was arrested at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday by sheriff's deputies near Base Line and Victoria Avenue in Highland and booked for investigation of robbery, attempted murder and vehicle code violations, jail records show.
Sheriff Rod Hoops has scheduled a 1:30 p.m. press conference today in San Bernardino to release details.
Dawson's arrest followed a mid-morning robbery at a Wendy's restaurant near I-210 in Highland, said sheriff's spokeswoman Arden Wiltshire.
The Dairy Queen holdup happened at 3:45 p.m. March 23 along the 600 block of East Redlands Boulevard in Redlands.
The gunman forced employees to open the cash register, Redlands police said at the time in a written statement.
"He then forced the employees to the back of the store where he shot a female employee in the leg before fleeing through a back door," according to the statement.
The robber at the time was described as a black male in his 30s, between 6-feet-2 and 6-feet-4 and 200 pounds.
According to his booking records, Dawson is 6-feet-1 and 165 pounds.
NEW ORLEANS – Actor Nicolas Cage was arrested after he got drunk in the city's French Quarter and argued in the street with his wife over whether a house they were in front of was theirs, police said Saturday.
The couple was in front of a home that Cage insisted they were renting, police said. When she said it wasn't theirs, Cage grabbed her arm, according to a police news release.
Cage started hitting vehicles and tried to get into a taxi, police said. An officer saw that Cage was drunk and told him to get out of the cab. Cage then started yelling at the officer.
The actor has been booked on charges of domestic abuse battery, disturbing the peace and public drunkenness. He was released on $11,000 bond Saturday.
Representatives for Cage could not immediately be reached Saturday.
Cage has been a frequent visitor to New Orleans, where he has owned property and shot movies. He has also had financial troubles, despite being one of the highest-paid stars in Hollywood.
He had been behind on taxes and has said he's had to sell numerous assets because of his finances. He sued his former business manager in October 2009 for $20 million, claiming the man's advice led him to financial ruin.
"Modern-day slavery is such a complicated issue, but we're trying to do what we can to make men think twice before they engage in this," says Moore, 48, as she prepares to leave the secretive location of CAST, the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking. "The message to the guys is, these girls aren't who you think they are."
Today, Moore and Kutcher, 33, begin beaming their anti-sex-trafficking message around the world. Harnessing Kutcher's social media clout — he has 6.5 million Twitterfollowers — and capitalizing on friendships with the likes of Sean Penn and Justin Timberlake, they've created a series of video clips with the slogan "Real Men Don't Buy Girls" that they hope will go viral and raise awareness (see them at facebook.com/dnafoundation).
"Our doing this is not some sort of career strategy thing," says Kutcher, whose Demi and Ashton Foundation targets the sexual exploitation of minors. "In fact, I'd probably be doing a lot better in my career if I focused a little more on that and less on this stuff."
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RIALTO, Calif. (KABC) -- The search is on for a gunman who shot and killed a 19-year-old going through a drive-thru in Rialto.
It is a devastating loss for Joshua Huizar's family. His family and friends are demanding justice for a life cut short.
Mourners gathered around a makeshift memorial, just feet away from the Taco Bell drive-thru where Huizar was gunned down.
"I just can't put it into words," said mother Elsa Huizar. "But I just want the person caught that took my boy's life. He didn't deserve that."
The deadly violence happened around 1 a.m. Sunday at the Taco Bell on the 12000 block of East Baseline Road.
Huizar's girlfriend, who was in the car with him, said it all happened so fast.
"It was like a dream," said Viridiana Sanchez. "We were just hungry, and wanted to come here and eat. And that guy just pulled up, pulled a gun out. He wanted to rob us, but we didn't have money. He got mad, and he shot him."
Sanchez said the gunman walked up to the car and wanted money and their cellphones. That's when Huizar tried to drive away, but the suspect opened fire.
Paramedics tried frantically to save Huizar's life, but he was pronounced dead at the hospital. His girlfriend wasn't hurt. Police are now searching for the killer.
"He should be considered dangerous," said Officer David Shepherd from Rialto Police. "The detectives are looking at similar crimes that may have occurred in the area, to see if there is any commonality and looking at any leads that they may have to find this guy."
At this point police only have a vague description of the suspect. Huizar's friends and family are asking for the public's help.
"I want to see him caught," said Rosa Jimenez who is Huizar's aunt. "So he doesn't do this to anybody else."
Detectives are checking the restaurant security cameras to see if there is a good shot of the suspect. If you have any information call Rialto Police at (909) 820-2590.
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