Police blotter: Hit-and-run on Cedar Springs

Valentine’s Day got off to a bad start when a motorist intentionally struck two pedestrians near Havana Bar & Grill on Cedar Springs Road early Monday, according to police reports.

Reports say the suspect and the victim, a 39-year-old black male, got into an argument that became a physical fight at about 2 a.m. at 4008 Cedar Springs Road. After a security guard stepped in to break up the fight, the suspect got in a vehicle and intentionally accelerated toward the victim. The suspect’s vehicle struck the victim as well as a witness, before the suspect fled northbound on Cedar Springs Road. The two injured people were taken to Parkland hospital.

Sr. Cpl. Kevin Janse, a spokesman for the Dallas Police Department, said Tuesday that police hadn’t made any arrests.

“Victim is claiming he doesn’t remember what happened,” Janse said. “No one knows the suspect and there are conflicting stories about what really took place. Detectives will continue to try to get to the bottom of what really happened. It is unknown the condition of the victim at this time.”

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a cream-colored, four-door Nissan. Anyone with information can call the Crimes Against Persons Division at 214- 671-3584.

—  John Wright

‘False’ witness: What O’Donnell was telling youth back in 2000

Here’s another concerning blip on Christine O’Donnell record: Back in 2000, while appearing alongside figures like Jerry Falwell at all three city stops on the Youth Specialties National Youth Workers Convention tour, the current GOP candidate for U.S. Senate from Delaware led a seminar on “Confronting False Sexual identities”:

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Now, Christine’s session might not have dealt entirely with homosexuality. But considering what we know about her turn-of-the century “ex-gay” work, her circa 2000 comments about Ellen Degeneres’ emotional well-being, the fact that Googling the term “false sexual identity” turns up hits almost exclusively linked to LGBT matters, and the host organization’s own clear feelings on “changing gays” from around that time, it’s pretty safe to say that the current candidate probably wasn’t referring to closeted gays who date the opposite sex as the “false sexual identities” in need of confrontation!

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*SEE ALSO: CHRISTINE O’DONNELL: HOMOSEXUALITY ‘IS AN IDENTITY DISORDER’ [Towle]




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—  John Wright