A Mother's Grief

In an exclusive interview with murder victim Aaron Hall’s mother, the Bloomington Alternative reveals the inside story about Aaron’s disappearance, and the shocking events which led to the discovery of his body.

by Denise Travers

Medical Examiner's Report on Aaron Hall

Victim's body reveals important information about his life, death

by Denise Travers

On May 14, Dr. Amy Burrows-Beckham, of the University of Louisville’s Division of Forensic Pathology and Clinical Forensic Medicine, filed a report of her April 23 postmortem examination of Aaron Hall. The report reveals valuable information about Aaron Hall, and the fatal beating he sustained at the hands of Coleman King and Garret Gray.

Keys & Purse Strings

Who holds these things? In Monroe County Government, the County Council holds the purse strings. It could be said that the County Auditor holds the keys. The County Commissioners pick out much of the stuff that's in the bag.

Through a system of checks and balances it should mostly work out that the Council isn't too much of a stingy tightwad OR a spendthrift. The Auditor ought to know which key to use to drive the car...and the County Commissioners should manage the sundries and toiletries in the bag.

Hate Crime in Indiana?

New Bloomington Alternative series to explore Aaron Hall murder

by Denise Travers

NB: Read the original article in The Bloomington Alternative which ignited attention and controversy in the blogosphere around Aaron Hall's murder.

Aaron Hall was a petty criminal with a long arrest record. He was a meth user and an alcoholic. Over the course of his life, Aaron had spent nearly 10 years in prison or in jail, in stints from a few months to a few years.

But, like the fortunate among us, Aaron nevertheless had people who cared deeply about him. His mother, Martha. His brother, Tom. His daughter, Dae Z Mae. His friends. His former lovers. There are many who can share tales of Aaron's generosity and kindness. Aaron’s humble Uniontown gravesite is lovingly festooned with flowers, award ribbons, cards and a lone cigarette; the grave bears no stone yet, just a simple aluminum marker. Terrifying visions of Aaron Hall’s spilled blood will remain in the memory of many – those who witnessed his beatings first-hand, and those who are haunted by their own terrible imaginations.

Regardless of his criminal status, regardless of his seemingly dissolute life, regardless of whether his murder was a hate crime or not – Aaron Hall did not deserve to die the way he did.

Dig the Local Foods Tour this WKND!-Green Calendar Item

~Green Calendar Item~

The City of Bloomington Commission on Sustainability (or BCOS)
is presenting a Local Foods Tour this coming weekend.

BCOS is organizing a series of "Sustainability Tours" modeled after the popular Garden Walks to educate and illustrate sustainable practices and policies. The goal of this event is to educate, demonstrate and raise awareness that growing, consuming and supporting local food contributes to the sustainability of Bloomington.

the innaugural

Saturday, June 16
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Global Locale ~ Toward Personal, Societal & Planetary Balance & Wellbeing

Global Locale/MYLO'zBLOG

Coming Soon:
The return of the Column - 'Global Locale'

Along with notices about Enviro & Social Justice events in the
Grassroots Activism Calendar.

WME3tv on BloomingTUBE
Posts to of WME3tv episodes from C.A.T.S Cable Channel 7.

local media maker & green justice activist

Outsourcing Bad Policy for IU

In his first inaugural address, Herman B. Wells said, “Never was the university's responsibilities for the development of character of greater significance than at the present hour.” We believe this statement extends to the present, and one way of showing character is the way in which this university treats its employees. By outsourcing employees Indiana University is tearing down the characterization that the founders of IU worked to maintain. This is not in the best interests of IU.

Deconstructing Local Radio

Today's Pin-the-tail is about "Deconstructing Afternoon Edition," a popular call-in program on local AM1370. And my entry includes a couple of clicks leading to FAIR: Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting and, for lighter fare---The Onion.

Pin-the-tail...Love Factory

Pin-the-tail was launched in late October '06 and the first entry on my blog is titled "Powdered Wigs, Afros, Death Row...Judges." The entry generated a lot of interest among my personal friends, many of them musicians, but since then it is apparently a "fetching" blog...reaching a lot of readers!

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