August 27, 2015
Witnesses Speak About Coming To Mark Costello’s Aid
The Apprehension Of Christian Costello
WARR ACRES — Mike Walkup struggles to find the words for what he witnessed Sunday evening.
That’s when Walkup, a freshman English teacher and head wrestling coach at Putnam City High School, made a trip to a Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Store on May Avenue in northwest Oklahoma City to grab dessert for dinner at his girlfriend’s house.
While shopping for ice cream, Walkup heard a commotion on the opposite side of the store. Stepping out from behind the shelves blocking his view, Walkup saw the gruesome scene of an older man on the ground being stabbed repeatedly by a younger man.
“Christian, stop!” Walkup heard.
“My mind instantly switched to thinking about what I could do to stop the situation,” Walkup recalled Tuesday.
California Assembly Committee Passes Bill to Curb ‘Policing for Profit’ via Asset Forfeiture
SACRAMENTO, Ca. (Aug. 27, 2015) – Today, a power California Assembly Committee passed a bill that not only bolsters restrictions on state officials from seizing property without due process, but throws a wrench into federal efforts to do the same. Previously passed by the Senate, it moves one step closer to the Governor’s desk. Introduced by Sen.…
Commissioner Mark Costello Lies In Repose At Capitol
Honoring A Great Man Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello’s body is lying in repose in the second-floor rotunda of the state Capitol. The wooden casket is flanked by two state troopers and will be on display at the Capitol from 10 a.m….
NASA Captures Giant Space Opal
The Twin Jet Nebula, or PN M2-9, is a striking example of a bipolar planetary nebula. (ESA/Hubble & NASA)
h/t Rick Tucker for the find
Fed Officials Endorse Monetary Commission!
You heard it here first. According to a report I have before me, straight from the U.S. Senate, prominent Federal Reserve officials, including the presidents of the Federal Reserve Banks of New York and Philadelphia, have publicly endorsed legislation that would establish a bipartisan Monetary Commission authorized “to make a…
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Costello family asks mourners to support Mental Health Group, NAMI Oklahoma, with memorial gifts.
Costello family asks mourners to support NAMI Oklahoma, with memorial gifts.
From: the Family of Labor Commissioner Mark Costello:
The outpouring of support from our fellow Oklahoman’s and others is a blessing to our family and a comfort during this very difficult time. For individuals wishing to offer their condolences, in lieu of flowers or other remembrances, it is our family’s preference that you consider a gift to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Oklahoma. This is something that Mark would have desired and is a fitting way to honor his memory.
Include with your gift a notation that this is to remember Mark and his dedication to helping others. Your gift will make a difference.
Old Friends Share A Close-up Of Mark Costello’s Commitment To Fatherhood
From The Daily Beast:
Oklahoma Politician Never Gave Up on Killer Son
|Commissioner Mark Costello and some of the rest of the Oklahoma attendees
at the Americans For Prosperity National Conference, this past weekend.
“Mark was trying to do the right thing to help his son, Christian, because of his mental health issues. Nobody in their right mind would do what [Christian] did yesterday,” a source close to the family told The Daily Beast. “Christian suffered some paranoid delusions regarding his parents, that they were plotting against him, that sort of thing,” the insider added.