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Posted at 8:20 AM ET, 02/15/2011

Westminster Dog Show, Watson computer show, and a verdict in the Minuteman murder trial

By Melissa Bell
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A protester mocks Italy's Silvio Berlusconi. The Italian prime minister has been indicted in a prostitution probe that accuses him of paying a 17-year-old for sex. (Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters)

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National news: Minuteman murder

Shawna Forde, the Minuteman border activist, was found guilty Monday for murdering nine-year-old Brisenia Flores and her father, Raul Flores. Forde committed the murder during a robbery attempt to help fund her border group. A jury will decided Tuesday on whether she should face the death penalty.

National news: Battle of the machine

Watson, the IBM computer going memory chip to human brain against two competitors on Jeopardy, is tied for first place after Monday night's first round. It (he?) has $5,000 to its (his?) name. Brad Rutter, one human, also has $5,000. Ken Jennings is trailing the man and the machine with $2,000. Jennings will be online at the Post at 11 a.m. to answer questions about what it feels like to have humanity's hope pinned to his shoulders.

National news: Battle of the dog

Westminster Dog Show got off to a furry, good time on Monday with the finest of the Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding breeds picked. Tuesday will see the Sporting, Working, Terrier and then that elusive award: Best in Show. Which fuzzy pup will take it all? Check out the gallery to catch up on adorable dogs.

By Melissa Bell  | February 15, 2011; 8:20 AM ET
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That's IT?!? Brisenia Flores' murderess gets just ONE three-sentence blog shot when she's convicted? A NINE-year-old Hispanic child is gunned down as casually as I might shoot a paper target, by a gang of three white people in the most racially charged State atmosphere in the USA, and you give her THAT? What d'you reckon would be happening if the colors were reversed?

"Please don't kill me! Please don't shoot me!" she begged, while her killer calmly reloaded and then shot her... in the FACE... TWICE!

The national coverage of this trial has been appallingly deficient. I can hardly wait to see what happens if the idiot who shot the little 9-year-old white girl along with Rep. Giffords and Judge Bell ever comes to trial.


Posted by: Mohawk742 | February 15, 2011 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Forde, is not an activist. She is a murderer who has a long criminal history. Furthermore, she was only kicked out of one branch of the Minutemen and that was after the murder. The others still accepted her, and Jim G. even defended her after she was arrested. The Minutemen are like the Manson family.

As for why the media didn't cover this story, and why they put it in a blog next to a dog show--they are racist. I don't know how much clearer they can make it.

Good thing we don't have to rely on the MSM for our information. Let them talk about Lady Gaga and Snooki. Independent bloggers are the real journalists in this country.

Posted by: sunnyday1 | February 15, 2011 1:57 PM | Report abuse

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