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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Shocking NYC ‘Execution’ Caught on Camera

(By Jonathon M. Seidl, The Blaze) - One resident has given the Brooklyn, NY street the nickname “body-a-week avenue.” But whatever name you give it, it will now forever be stained with the blood of 24-year-old Trevonne Winn, who was gunned down on it on Saturday.

“I’ve been here since 1989,” Shakeem Muhammad, a local resident, told the 'New York Daily News'. “I think I’ve seen at least 15 murders on this block in that period of time. It’s a dangerous block.”

That was true this past weekend in what Muhammad said seems like a case of mistaken identity. A surveillance camera caught the horrific incident, which shows Winn, wearing white, standing and talking on his phone. From the curb, a man appears, points a gun, and begins firing. Winn collapses to the ground, struggles momentarily, and then goes limp:

[CONTENT WARNING: contains graphic images]


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