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  • Anarchy in Baltimore: Residents claim police have deserted them..

    05/29/2015 1:18:02 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 144 replies ^ | 29 May 2015 | Wills Robinson
    Anarchy in Baltimore: Residents claim police have deserted them in wake of Freddie Gray riots as murder rate soars to highest in 15 years Jennifer Jeffrey, 31, and son Kester 'Tony' Browne, 8, were killed Thursday They became the city's 37th and 38th homicide victims this month Residents have barricaded their doors in fear of ongoing violence Some have compared parts of the city to the Wild West Others have said virtually no police have been on the streets since riots Arrests are down almost 50 per cent on the same time last year Police claim they are being met...
  • Percentage of African-Americans in U.S. Police Departments Remains Flat Since 2007

    05/15/2015 5:31:03 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | May 14, 2015 | By Ben Kesling and Cameron McWhirter
    Percentage of African-Americans in U.S. Police Departments Remains Flat Since 2007 But police hiring of other minorities has increased, report shows By Ben Kesling and Cameron McWhirter May 14, 2015 2:43 p.m. ET 28 COMMENTS The percentage of African-Americans in U.S. police departments has remained flat since before the recession, even as police hiring of other minorities has increased, according to a U.S. Department of Justice survey released Thursday. A lack of black officers, especially in communities with large African-American populations, has been cited frequently in the wake of police-involved deaths of black residents that sparked riots in cities from...
  • Women’s rights prof arrested for beating up boyfriend on Valentine’s Day

    03/04/2015 1:38:48 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 75 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Feb 19, 2015 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    A Columbia University professor—who is an ardent supporter of women’s rights and advocate against domestic violence—was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor assault after beating up her boyfriend on Valentine’s Day.According to her faculty bio on Columbia’s website, Joann Baney, 54, is the faculty director of the FDNY Officers Management Institute and also serves as faculty on the NYPD’s Police Management Institute. Both schools are part of Columbia’s Executive Education program under the business school. "I hit him because he cheated on me."    Tweet This The NY Daily News, which originally broke the story, reported that Baney trains New...
  • Homeowner tasered by police as he fought fire spreading from house next door

    11/14/2012 7:00:10 AM PST · by Ratman83 · 69 replies
    dailymail ^ | November 14th, 2012 | David Mccormack
    A man was tasered by police after he picked up his garden hose and attempted to stop a fire spreading that was threatening to engulf his home. Dan Jensen, 42, awoke from a nap last Thursday when he hear his wife, Angela, also 42, scream that the house next door at 3420 Beechwood Terrace N in Tampa Bay was ablaze. When the father of two went outside, the fire had already engulfed his neighbors’ home and a fence in between the two houses and the flames were starting to lick the corners of the Jensens' home.
  • (Jake Tapper) Carney grilled on Libya response: ‘Didn’t President Obama shoot first and aim later?’

    10/10/2012 4:55:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/10/12 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Pressed at the White House press briefing to explain why the Obama administration initially connected the Libya terrorist attack to an anti-Islam video on YouTube, White House press secretary Jay Carney called the situation a “moving picture” and pointed fingers at the intelligence community.“President Obama shortly after the attacks told ’60 Minutes’ that regarding [Mitt] Romney’s response to the attack, specifically in Egypt, the president said that Romney has a tendency to shoot first and aim later,” ABC’s Jake Tapper said to Carney on Wednesday at the White House about the attack that led to the death of U.S. Ambassador...
  • Top 10 Obama Gaffes

    07/11/2011 9:49:45 AM PDT · by New Jersey Realist · 46 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7/10/2011 | Editorial
    The Left had a grand old time with President George W. Bush’s mangling of the English language, and let Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann make a slip of the tongue and the mainstream media will turn it into a major news story. Not so with President Obama’s verbal missteps. Here, to bring balance to the ridicule, are the Top 10 Obama Gaffes: 1. How many states? Vice President Dan Quayle was virtually laughed out of Washington for misspelling potato back in 1992, yet Barack Obama made a more elementary flub when, during the 2008 campaign, he said: “I've now been...
  • Woman with crowbar destroys blasphemous 'art'

    10/08/2010 12:49:16 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 59 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | Oct. 8, 2010 | Staff
    A Montana woman faces criminal charges after she used a crowbar to destroy a blasphemous exhibit at a gallery in Colorado. Kathleen Folden was arrested after she smashed an exhibit that depicted Jesus in a lewd act. The exhibit, by artist Enrique Chagoya of Stanford University, had caused outrage among Christians.
  • Obama wades into New York mosque debate -- again (backs off remarks re: Cordoba House 'endorsement')

    08/14/2010 1:25:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 207 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/14/10 | Ross Colvin
    PANAMA CITY, Florida (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Saturday backed off remarks that appeared to endorse a proposed Muslim cultural center near the site of the September 11, 2001, attacks in New York City, saying he only supported the organizers' right to build it. At a White House event on Friday, Obama seemed to offer his support for the construction of Cordoba House near the site known as "Ground Zero" in lower Manhattan. U.S. conservatives and many New Yorkers object to the project. The 13-story building will include meeting rooms, a prayer space, an auditorium and a swimming pool....
  • First Lady’s Most Excellent Spanish Adventure Will Cost US Taxpayers Over $200,000

    08/06/2010 12:30:48 PM PDT · by Justaham · 34 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8-6-10 | Jim Hoft
    This week’s First Family’s vacation will cost American taxpayers over $200,000. Michelle Obama today faced a fresh wave of attacks over her lavish break in Spain with 40 friends which has cost U.S. taxpayers tens of thousands of pounds. The First Lady has been lambasted for her extravagance at a time when the economy is still struggling. One blogger went so far as to brand her a modern-day Marie Antoinette. The exact cost of the trip is unclear as Mrs Obama, 46, and her friends are footing personal expenses – including accommodation at Marbella’s five-star Hotel Villa Padierna – themselves....
  • Franken apologizes to McConnell for rudeness

    08/06/2010 8:58:53 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | August 5, 2010 | AP Staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Al Franken apologized Thursday for being rude to Sen. Mitch McConnell as the Senate's top Republican was winding up a solemn debate on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Franken, a liberal Democrat from Minnesota, was presiding over the Senate as McConnell explained his opposition to President Barack Obama's high-court nominee. A Senate GOP aide said Franken made theatrical gestures and whispered under his breath as the Kentucky senator spoke. It was distracting enough that McConnell went up to the former comedian afterward and said, "This isn't 'Saturday Night Live,' Al."
  • Obama apologizes to Sherrod

    07/22/2010 11:58:34 AM PDT · by Justaham · 122 replies · 2+ views ^ | 7-22-10 | Glenn Thrush
    President Barack Obama called Shirley Sherrod Thursday to offer his apologies and urge her to accept a promotion on Thursday, but the Agriculture Department official, who was forced out on unfounded charges of racism, kept mum on her plans. Obama had tried to call her twice on Wednesday night but couldn’t connect with Sherrod, according to an administration official. West Wing staffers were attempting to call her again when she returned the president’s calls at around 12:35 p.m. The apology came after Sherrod took to the airwaves Wednesday to say she would appreciate a call from the president. The 62-year-old...
  • NAACP passes resolution blasting Tea Party 'racism'

    07/14/2010 8:18:05 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 93 replies · 3+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/14/10 | Shannon Travis
    The NAACP has passed a resolution that condemns what it feels is rampant racism in the Tea Party movement. Members passed the measure on Tuesday at the organization's 101st annual convention in Kansas City, Missouri. Tea Party activists have swiftly denounced the action as unfounded and unfair.
  • Biden Claims: No Body Count from Iraq War!

    07/06/2010 1:23:01 PM PDT · by Peter Andrew Conservative · 30 replies · 1+ views ^ | 7/6/10 | Peter Andrew
    BIDEN: "I think Americans will recognize that there aren’t body counts . . .that they got 95,000 people home." Vice President Joe, Joey Buttafuoco, "Bite-me", Biden says there are no body counts from the Iraq war! We all know he's an idiot, but this one perhaps takes the cake. WTH is he talking about? Remember all the Bush Death Counts the left kept when it was Bush's war?... Hey Joey, there are indeed body counts. There are thousands of lives that have been lost, and many more that have been changed forever due to the sacrifices those in our military...
  • Harvard profs busted for Weare teen party

    06/08/2010 8:08:30 AM PDT · by billorites · 73 replies · 118+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | June 8, 2010 | MARK HAYWARD AND DAN O'BRIEN
    Two Massachusetts doctors, both who teach at Harvard Medical School, were arrested Sunday and charged with facilitating an underage drinking party in which 70 teenagers -- mostly new graduates of St. Paul's School in Concord -- were placed into police custody. Police said J. Wesley Boyd, 46, and Theonia Boyd, 49, were charged with facilitating an underage drinking party. Wesley Boyd said he hosted the graduation party Sunday for his daughter, Ariana, who had graduated from St. Paul's School hours earlier. But the Boyds stressed in two e-mails to guests that drinking and drugs would not be tolerated, he said....
  • Forget the Joke, Look at Policy

    04/27/2010 9:47:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 806+ views ^ | April 27, 2010 | Mona Charen
    "Lighten up." That's what defenders of National Security Adviser Gen. James Jones are saying. Appearing before the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Jones introduced his remarks with the following story: A Taliban militant gets lost and is wandering around the desert looking for water. He finally arrives at a store run by a Jew and asks for water. The Jewish vendor tells him he doesn't have any water but can gladly sell him a tie. The Taliban ... begins to curse and yell. The Jew, unmoved, offers the rude militant an idea: Beyond the hill, two miles down the...
  • Most transparent White House ever...

    04/21/2010 10:46:20 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 14 replies · 562+ views
    Politico ^ | 4-20-10 | Ben Smith
    Police chased reporters away from the White House and closed Lafayette Park today in response to a gay rights protest in which several service members in full uniform handcuffed themselves to the White House gate to protest "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." People who have covered the White House for years tell me that's an extremely unusual thing to do in an area that regularly features protests. A reporter can be seen in the YouTube video above calling the move "outrageous" and "ridiculous." UPDATE: U.S. Park Police spokesman David Schlosser tells POLITICO his service erred in pushing the reporters back, and...
  • Dem Rep. Who Feared Guam Would "Tip Over" Now Claims He Was Speaking Metaphorically - Video 4/2/10

    04/02/2010 12:34:46 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 47 replies · 1,004+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 2, 2010 | Michael
    Democratic Congressman Hank Johnson is now trying to claim that he was speaking metaphorically when he said he feared Guam would "tip over and capsize" due to additional troops placed there. Sure you were! It sure did not look or sound like it!
  • FBI: No Explosives Found on United Jet in Denver

    04/07/2010 8:11:26 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 128 replies · 4,419+ views
    FBI: No Explosives Found on United Jet in Denver Authorities Say Qatari Diplomat Told Air Marshals, 'I'm Lighting My Shoes' FBI agents say no explosives were found in the shoes of a Qatar diplomat who was subdued by federal air marshals on a United flight to Denver Wednesday night after allegedly telling the marshals, "I'm lighting my shoes on fire." Authorities say the diplomat was wrestled to the ground and two F-16 fighter jets were dispatched to accompany the 757 on the final 40 minutes of its flight to Denver. Flight 663 originated from Washington Reagan airport. A US security...
  • Harry Reid: I'm not going anywhere (Claims Republican partisan witchhunt)

    01/10/2010 1:41:14 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 156 replies · 5,520+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/10/10 | Manu Raju and David Rogers
    Reid: I'm not going anywhere By: Manu Raju and David Rogers January 10, 2010 04:18 PM EST Senior advisers for Sen. Harry Reid say he won’t resign as majority leader over comments he made about Barack Obama — and that Republican attacks on the Reid will give them the opportunity to solidify Democrat support by arguing that he's the victim of a partisan witchhunt. “The more you have in terms of criticism from Republicans, the more likely it is that it is just a political pile-on,” a senior Reid adviser told POLITICO Sunday. The calculus could always change if more...
  • Obama to take responsibility for security mistakes, source says

    01/07/2010 12:25:33 PM PST · by UAConservative · 114 replies · 2,881+ views
    CNN ^ | January 7, 2009
    Washington (CNN) -- President Obama will take direct responsibility for administration mistakes when he releases a new report on the December 25 terror incident, according to a senior administration official familiar with the president's remarks. But he is not planning to fire anyone for the foul-up, the official said. "He will say, 'Here are the warts; I'm responsible,' " said the senior administration official, who requested anonymity because aides were not authorized to discuss the remarks before they're delivered by the president. The official said the president believes that previous administrations would "play hide the ball" and not come clean...