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  • 10,000 Palestinian protesters have marched on an Israeli checkpoint, sparking clashes with military

    07/24/2014 7:54:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    The Australian ^ | July 25, 2014 10:58AM | (Network writers, News Corp Australia Network)
    At least 10,000 Palestinian protesters have rallied and are clashing with Israeli military forces in and around Jerusalem following an attack on a UN school. The main clash site is at Qalandiya, between Jerusalem and Ramallah, though there are now reports of uprisings in the Old City portion of Jerusalem itself. […] Israeli army officials have told AFP news agency that “riot dispersal means” were being used to control the protest. […] Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said several officers were injured by rocks thrown at them in Jerusalem and that about 20 protesters were arrested. …
  • Manhunt leads to massive roadblock, warrantless car-to-car searches

    03/16/2014 7:23:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 86 replies
    Police State USA ^ | March 15, 2014 | PSUSA
    ROCKVILLE, MD — Thousands of motorists were brought to a standstill when police conducted a massive roadblock to find three crime suspects. Twelve lanes of traffic were shut down and swarms of armed government agents combed through a giant traffic jam performing warrantless vehicle-to-vehicle searches. The busy Tuesday morning commute was abruptly halted just after 10:00 a.m. on March 11th. One driver told ABC News that traffic stopped and he witnessed 30 police cars pass on the shoulders of I-270 near Rockville. “Then, when I saw a wall of police officers with automatic weapons approaching our cars, it was apparent...
  • Motorists criticize federal study of drunk driving

    02/19/2014 11:45:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 20, 2014 2:39 AM EST | Michael Rubinkam
    Orange cones and flashing police lights confronted Ricardo Nieves as he rounded a bend on the way to his mother’s house. Before he knew what was going on, Nieves said a man working for a government contractor stepped in front of his car and forced him to turn into a parking lot. There, a woman repeatedly tried to question him about his driving habits and asked for a mouth swab that would detect the presence of illegal or prescription drugs in his system. Nieves refused. Then he sued, contending his rights were violated. His Dec. 13 experience has been repeated...
  • Man Stopped By Cops For Supposedly Voluntary NHTSA 'Survey' Sues City And Police Dept.

    01/06/2014 3:00:20 PM PST · by lowbridge · 31 replies
    http://www.techdirt.com ^ | january 3, 2014 | tim cushing
    Police presence is often all it takes to make voluntary experiences seem mandatory. Ricardo Nieves, one of those flagged down by Reading police officers, felt the experience was anything but voluntary, and that attempting to leave would have been greeted by a possible arrest.  The Reading city council and the mayor himself also expressed concern about the use of police officers to acquire "voluntary" blood and saliva samples. For his part, Chief Heim appears to be ready to just ride out this outrage without offering any concession towards the offended public.  But if that's what Heim had planned, Nieves just threw...
  • Pa. town latest to force drivers over and ask for cheek swabs for federal study

    12/18/2013 9:42:49 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 18, 2013 | FoxNews.com
    Drivers in a southeastern Pennsylvania town were forced off a local street and into a parking lot, so a federal contractor – aided by local police --could quiz them about their road habits and ask for a cheek swab, in a replay of an incident last month in Texas. The checkpoint, in downtown Reading, was one of several conducted by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, which was hired by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Although the questioning and cheek swab were voluntary, local residents said they were...
  • Motorist checkpoint in Reading draws questions

    12/17/2013 10:36:21 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 104 replies
    Reading Eagle (PA) ^ | December 17, 2013 | Don Spatz
    A private firm with a federal contract - and backed up by city police - forced motorists off Laurel Street and into a private parking lot Friday to question them about their driving habits and ask for a swab of their mouth. "I feel this incident is a gross abuse of power on many levels," Reading resident Ricardo Nieves, one of those stopped, told City Council Monday. He said federal and local tax dollars were being used to stop innocent people without probable cause, and allow a private company to hire uniformed police to force citizens to listen to their...
  • ***[YOU MUST SEE THIS PHOTO]*** Suspect in Northern Calif. standoff surrenders

    10/28/2013 8:59:38 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 288 replies
    KNOX ^ | Oct 26, 2013
  • July 4th DUI Checkpoint - Encounter with Police officer - Video

    07/06/2013 9:23:21 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 85 replies
    Guy gets stopped at a DUI checkpoint: Encounter with police officer
  • 1,021 drivers stopped at Burbank DUI checkpoint; 0 were drunk

    06/04/2013 5:00:23 AM PDT · by relictele · 107 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 03 June 2013 | Alene Tchekmedyian
    A sobriety checkpoint in Burbank on Saturday that screened 1,021 drivers yielded zero arrests, police reported.
  • Controversial Tweeter reveals DUI checkpoint locations

    05/25/2013 7:14:29 PM PDT · by Skooz · 36 replies
    CBS8 San Diego ^ | May 25, 2013 | Richard Allyn
    SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - As Memorial Day weekend gets underway, law enforcement is out in full force to crack down on drunk driving. But SDSU grad Sennett Devermont, better known as "MrCheckpoint," is also working overtime, publicizing through social media the locations and times of DUI checkpoints throughout San Diego and the rest of Southern California, including Orange, Riverside and Los Angeles counties. Devermont uses Twitter, Facebook, his own website and text messages to get the word out to his tens of thousands of followers. "When I realized the positive impact it had.... I decided to make the service...
  • Slain Muslim leader in Africa Plotted Attack on London Jews

    07/11/2012 11:39:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 7/11/12 | Pamela Geller
    Islamic Jew hatred. It's a religious mandate. Obama say, "respect it!" Expect a huge outcry from the Guardian /not Where's the enemedia on this story? It's the same silence the media was guilty of during the holocaust. "Slain Terrorist Plotted Attack on London Jews" The Forward, July 11, 2012 Documents detailing a plot to attack Jewish neighborhoods in London were found on the body of an African leader of al-Qaida. The plans, which included plots for a kidnapping and attacks on Eton College and the Ritz and Dorchester hotels in London, were found on the body of Fazul Abdullah Mohammed,...
  • Egypt: Gunmen Open Fire on Checkpoint in Sinai

    08/07/2012 10:15:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/8/12 | Elad Benari
    Armed men opened fire on a security checkpoint in Egypt's Al-Arish city in the Sinai Peninsula late Tuesday night, state media said. The official MENA news agency reported that exchanges of gunfire continued late into the night but there were no immediate reports of injuries. “Unknown armed men opened fire on a checkpoint on the main road between Al-Arish and Rafiah,” MENA said in a report quoted by the Reuters news agency. The latest incident comes just several days after another terror attack near the Egypt-Israel border. In the attack which occurred on Sunday, terrorists attacked two Egyptian army posts...
  • Egypt: Gunmen Open Fire on Checkpoint in Sinai

    08/07/2012 5:31:54 PM PDT · by Nachum
    INN ^ | 8/7/12 | Elad Benari
    Armed men opened fire on a security checkpoint in Egypt's Al-Arish city in the Sinai Peninsula late Tuesday night, state media said. The official MENA news agency reported that exchanges of gunfire continued late into the night but there were no immediate reports of injuries. “Unknown armed men opened fire on a checkpoint on the main road between Al-Arish and Rafiah,” MENA said in a report quoted by the Reuters news agency. The latest incident comes just several days after another terror attack near the Egypt-Israel border. In the attack which occurred on Sunday, terrorists attacked two Egyptian army posts...
  • How Many Checkpoints in One Morning?! Welcome to the Police State!

    07/11/2012 11:48:12 AM PDT · by Errant · 63 replies
    You Tube ^ | July 9, 2012 | sanderson1611
    Must See Video - Expect this to go viral!
  • Checkpoint draws protesters opposed to the method, but not the message

    01/08/2012 10:16:55 AM PST · by redreno · 8 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 | 2 a.m. | By Gregan Wingert
    David Stilwell and a band of motorcyclists parked their bikes Friday afternoon close to the Long John Silver's on Flamingo Road and Maryland Parkway. Nearby, a group of Metro Police — also on motorcycles — waited. Stilwell, joined by about 10 of his friends wearing black leather jackets, some with firearms resting in holsters on their hips, stood along the sidewalk waving signs that read "Police Checkpoint Ahead." But up ahead wasn't a typical DUI checkpoint; the officers on Flamingo Road were pulling over drivers on cellphones. "Police enforcement should be up front," said Stilwell, of Las Vegas.
  • Homeland Security Checkpoint: Video Blog - Day 1

    06/15/2011 12:45:49 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/22/2008
    This internal suspicionless Homeland Security checkpoint took place on Southern Arizona's SR86 near Mile Post 146 on January 8, 2008. The location is over 40 miles North of the Southern Border on a highway that never intersects the border. Additional information is available at: https://www.checkpointusa.org/blog/index.php
  • "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tampa

    12/30/2010 8:39:05 AM PST · by Clint Williams · 224 replies · 68+ views
    WSTP 10News ^ | 12/30/10 | Adam Freeman
    Tampa, Florida-- With New Year's Eve only days away, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration expects this to be one of the deadliest weeks of the year on the roads. But now a new weapon is being used in the fight against drunk driving. It's a change that could make you more likely to be convicted. "I think it's a great deterrent for people," said Linda Unfried, from Mother's Against Drunk Driving in Hillsborough County. Florida is among several states now holding what are called "no refusal" checkpoints. It means if you refuse a breath test during a traffic stop,...
  • Bill Clinton’s German Paymasters

    04/14/2008 4:46:11 AM PDT · by Renfield · 7 replies · 46+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 4-14-08 | John Rosenthal
    Apart from the sheer mass of the Clintons’ earnings, perhaps the most intriguing revelation contained in the release of the Clinton tax data last week was that Bill Clinton received a whopping $15 million advance in 2001 for what would become his autobiography, My Life. As even the New York Times noticed, this was significantly “larger than previously thought” — or, more exactly, than previously reported. For example, an August 7, 2001 article in the Times puts the figure vaguely at “over $10 million.” A Wall Street Journal report from the following day cites a more concrete figure of “close...
  • Palestinians try to breach East Jerusalem checkpoint

    03/12/2010 8:50:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 199+ views
    haaretz ^ | 3/12/10 | Haaretz Service and News Agencies
    Palestinian youths on Friday hurled stones at Israeli security forces near the Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem and tried to breach a barrier to gain entry to the area, which has been sealed off amid concerns over violence. Police Commissioner Dudi Cohen on Friday discussed the increased police presence in the area saying, "The deployment of police and extra security forces in Jerusalem at this hour is in line with the situation." Police forces managed to prevent the youths from breaching the Ras el-Amoud checkpoint near East Jerusalem, and one Palestinian was arrested after he assaulted a police officer.
  • Car seizures at DUI checkpoints prove profitable for cities, raise legal questions

    02/17/2010 6:49:56 AM PST · by Palter · 160 replies · 1,737+ views
    California Watch ^ | 13 Feb 2010 | Ryan Gabrielson
    Sobriety checkpoints in California are increasingly turning into profitable operations for local police departments that are far more likely to seize cars from unlicensed motorists than catch drunken drivers.An investigation by the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley with California Watch has found that impounds at checkpoints in 2009 generated an estimated $40 million in towing fees and police fines – revenue that cities divide with towing firms.Additionally, police officers received about $30 million in overtime pay for the DUI crackdowns, funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety.In dozens of interviews over the past three months, law enforcement officials...
  • PBSO Plans To Draw Blood At DUI Checkpoints[Florida]

    02/21/2009 8:23:37 AM PST · by BGHater · 36 replies · 1,224+ views
    WPBF ^ | 20 Feb 2009 | WPBF
    Some Drivers Feel Blood Tests 'Invasive' Drunken drivers beware: If you drink and drive, especially during the last weekend of February, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and other area law enforcement will be out for blood. PBSO deputies plan to set up driving under the influence checkpoints. If they suspect a driver is under the influence, they'll offer an on-the-spot Breathalyzer. If drivers refuse, deputies will ask to draw blood from their arms. "I think that's really personal and I think that if you deny a Breathalyzer and you say that you don't want that, I think that's outrageous...
  • Iraqi Police Hold Last Fallujah Checkpoint

    02/11/2009 3:18:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 271+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Cpl. Ryan Turnage, Multi-National Corps - Iraq
    FALLUJAH — Iraqi’s independent security capabilities continued to expand throughout eastern Anbar province as the commanding officer of the 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, recently turned over command of the battalion’s final entry control point, ECP 1, to the Fallujah District Chief of Police, Feb. 5. Entry control points are manned security positions that screen persons attempting to enter specific areas for weapons, contraband and a criminal history. They are often used as a security measure around cities to protect the population. Now that Iraqi Security Forces control all entry control points in the Fallujah area, Coalition forces will be...
  • Hundreds attack police in s. China after motorcyclist's death+

    11/07/2008 10:42:09 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 5 replies · 761+ views
    AP via brietbart ^ | Nov 8, 2008 | Kyodo
    BEIJING, Nov. 8 (AP) - (Kyodo)—Hundreds of people attacked police in Shenzhen in southern China after a motorcyclist was killed trying to avoid a traffic checkpoint, state-run media reported Saturday. About 400 people threw stones and set fire to a police car Friday evening, hours after the motorcyclist was killed near a checkpoint looking for unlicensed vehicles, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. Police say the motorcyclist, Li Guochao, 31, had been riding without a license and crashed while trying to flee from the checkpoint, Xinhua reported. Li's relatives later carried his body to a police station and started setting...
  • Palestinian woman pours acid on soldier

    09/22/2008 7:17:19 AM PDT · by Alouette · 37 replies · 287+ views
    YNet ^ | Sept. 22, 2008 | Efrat Weiss
    IDF soldier manning Nablus checkpoint loses sight after Palestinian woman hurls acidic substance into his eyes. Army slams 'cynical use' of humanitarian aid at crossings Efrat Weiss Latest Update: 09.22.08, 16:46 / Israel News An IDF soldier has lost sight in one of his eyes after a Palestinian woman attacked him with acid at the Hawara checkpoint on Monday afternoon. The checkpoint is located south of the West Bank city of Nablus. Troops managed to apprehend the woman, who is believed to have carried out a similar attack several weeks ago at the same crossing. She was arrested and taken...
  • Heroic last stand, Marines thwart enemy attack

    05/20/2008 5:39:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 39 replies · 136+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Casey Jones, USMC
    It was a typical quiet morning on April 22, with the temperature intensifying as a bright orange sun emerged high from the horizon. Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter, a rifleman with 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 1, and Cpl. Jonathan T. Yale, a rifleman with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, RCT-1, were standing post, just as they’ve done numerous times before. During a standard length watch in a small checkpoint protected by concrete barriers where they overlooked the small gravel road, lined with palm trees leading to their entry control point. However, this morning would be different. Quickly...
  • IDF kills terrorist at West Bank checkpoint [Condi wanted this checkpoint closed]

    05/20/2008 6:58:18 AM PDT · by Alouette · 17 replies · 126+ views
    YNet ^ | May 19, 2008 | Efrat Weiss
    Soldiers manning Hawara checkpoint shoot dead Palestinian carrying four pipe bombs. Army: We thwarted a terror attack Efrat Weiss Published: 05.19.08, 22:00 / Israel News A 20-year-old Palestinian carrying four pipe bombs was shot dead Monday evening at an IDF checkpoint located south of Nablus in the West Bank. At around 7 pm soldiers manning the Hawara checkpoint spotted the Palestinian as he was making his way toward them in a suspicious manner with wires protruding from underneath his clothes. Corporal Michal Ya'akov of the military police recounted the incident: "A young Palestinian who seemed confused arrived at the checkpoint....
  • In face of committed enemy, Marines sacrifice their lives for 54 others

    05/11/2008 4:13:14 AM PDT · by USMCWriter · 37 replies · 272+ views
    US Marine Corps ^ | May 11, 2008 | Lance Cpl. Casey Jones
    RAMADI, IRAQ (April 29, 2008) – It was a typical quiet morning on April 22, with the temperature intensifying as a bright orange sun emerged high from the horizon. Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter, a rifleman with 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 1, and Cpl. Jonathan T. Yale, a rifleman with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, RCT-1, were standing post, just as they’ve done numerous times before. During a standard length watch in a small checkpoint protected by concrete barriers where they overlooked the small gravel road, lined with palm trees leading to their entry control point.
  • Minutemen lose adopted highway near Border Patrol checkpoint (poses "a significant safety risk")

    01/28/2008 9:37:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1,104+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/28/08 | Elliot Spagat - ap
    An anti-illegal immigration group's adopted stretch of highway near a Border Patrol checkpoint is being orphaned. The California Department of Transportation said the San Diego Minutemen's participation in an Adopt-A-Highway stretch of Interstate 5 poses "a significant safety risk." "The risk is in the potential for disruption to the operation of the state highway as well as public safety concerns for the traveling public and volunteers in the program," Caltrans district director Pedro Orso-Delgado said Monday. He did not elaborate. The Minutemen will get another stretch on State Route 52 in San Diego - far from the Border Patrol checkpoint...
  • Official: Bride, groom stopped in Iraq actually terror suspects

    11/26/2007 1:09:15 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 26 replies · 182+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/26/2007 | CNN
    BAGHDAD (CNN) -- Soldiers manning a checkpoint near Baghdad stopped a wedding convoy to find that the purported bride and groom were wanted terror suspects, an Iraqi Defense Ministry official said Monday. Abbas al-Dobbi, left, and al-Bahadli were reportedly part of a wedding convoy that drew soldiers' suspicion. 1 of 2 The Army set up the checkpoint last week in the Taji area, about 12 miles (20 kilometers) north of Baghdad. The soldiers became suspicious of the convoy because its members -- save the "bride" -- were all male and because one of the cars in the convoy did not...
  • They roll out 'unwelcome' mat for me at the border [BOO FREAKING HURL]

    08/01/2007 7:09:07 PM PDT · by Alouette · 23 replies · 885+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 2, 2007 | Jorg Luyken
    'Israel is a free society." This is a claim Israeli governments are proud to make. It's true too - most of the time. However on one issue this country seems to lack respect for individual freedom which would be deemed unacceptable in Europe and which even surpasses some of her neighbors' attitudes. That is that when it comes to dealing with enemy states, anybody tainted by even the most fleeting association with them is treated at customs like a guilty man. That, at least, has been my experience. I went to Lebanon for the first two weeks of June to...
  • Palestinians claim man's death caused by ambulance delay at checkpoint [drown in vomit]

    07/06/2007 7:56:30 AM PDT · by Alouette · 30 replies · 584+ views
    YNut ^ | July 6, 2007 | Ali "Will Lie About Jews For Food" Waked
    Ambulance driver on way to drowning victim says 2 soldiers stopped him for 20 minutes; IDF sources: Ambulance passed through quickly Ali Waked Published: 07.05.07, 23:57 / Israel News A Palestinian who drowned in a swimming pool died Thursday because an ambulance coming to his aid was held up at a checkpoint, local Palestinians said. Medical staff at the Nablus hospital - where he died after 20 minutes of CPR - said Zaid Asiah (27) could have been resuscitated had he arrived sooner. Thursday at noon, ambulance driver Adnen Ghneimi received an urgent regarding a victim of drowning. "I arrived...
  • Shenkin on the corner of the Hawara checkpoint [BARF ALERT]

    02/06/2007 9:48:25 AM PST · by Alouette · 2 replies · 250+ views
    YNet ^ | Feb. 6, 2007 | Yael Ivri
    Palestinian artist, Haled Jarar, hung his photographs on the fence of the Hawara checkpoint; the "Activestills" collective covered the streets of Tel Aviv with photos of squatters. Two exhibits, two protests Yael Ivri Published: 02.06.07, 19:18 On Saturday at midday a Palestinian artist living in Ramallah, drove up to the Hawara checkpoint south of Nablus, his car contained his debut exhibition. The photo exhibition, part of a campaign called "30 days against checkpoints" initiated by the Palestinian HASM rganization, was hung on the Hawara checkpoint fence for three hours. Some 200 visitors, including Israeli and foreign peace activists, as well...
  • Missouri: Police Roadblock Harassment Caught on Tape.

    01/03/2007 2:08:50 PM PST · by The KG9 Kid · 1,515 replies · 22,152+ views
    TheNewspaper.com ^ | 12/30/2006 | Brett Darrow
    Missouri: Police Roadblock Harassment Caught on TapeSt. Louis County, Missouri threaten to arrest a teenager for refusing to discuss his personal travel plans. A teenager harassed by police in St. Louis, Missouri caught the incident on tape. Brett Darrow, 19, had his video camera rolling last month as he drove his 1997 Maxima, minding his own business. He approached a drunk driving roadblock where he was stopped, detained and threatened with arrest when he declined to enter a conversation with a police officer about his personal travel habits. Now Darrow is considering filing suit against St. Louis County Police. "I'm...
  • Politics of uncertainty [BARFZILLA]

    11/27/2006 9:10:25 AM PST · by Alouette · 7 replies · 323+ views
    YNet ^ | Nov. 27, 2006 | Laila al-Hadad
    Hope gives way to disappointment as Palestinians wait for crossing to open Laila al-Hadad Published: 11.27.06, 10:33 My family and I are on our way back to Gaza from the US. We flew in to Cairo last week, and from there embarked on a five hour taxi ride to the border town of al-Arish, 50 km from the border with Gaza. We rest in al-Arish for the night. We carried false hopes the night before last, hopes transmitted down the taxi driver’s grapevine, the ones who run the Cairo-Rafah circuit, that the border would open early that morning. So we...
  • Heart attack death blamed on IDF delays

    05/24/2006 12:44:42 PM PDT · by Alouette · 17 replies · 475+ views
    YNet ^ | May 24, 2006 | Ali Waked
    Palestinian family says Border Guard officers refused to allow ambulance into refugee camp to transfer heart attack victim to hospital unless convoyed by IDF jeep; man dies on way to Hadassah Hospital Residents of the Shuafat refugee camp in the West Bank blamed the death of a man who suffered a heart attack last Friday on tight security procedures imposed by Israeli security forces. Family members said soldiers ignored their pleas to allow an ambulance access to the camp to evacuate Omar Abu Kamel, 41, and held up a second ambulance. Omar died on the way to Jerusalem's Hadassah Hospital...
  • CA: Man dies in race past checkpoint (mult. ejections,injuries, lost control at ~100mph, crashed)

    04/05/2006 11:41:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies · 1,571+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 4/5/06 | SD U-T
    PINE VALLEY – A race to avoid the Border Patrol yesterday ended when a speeding car flipped and ejected five passengers, killing one of them, authorities said. Three of the four survivors were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, said Officer Brian Pennings of the California Highway Patrol. The fourth survivor was less seriously injured. The car, a blue Ford Probe, failed to stop at a checkpoint on westbound Interstate 8 east of Pine Valley, said Richard Kite of the Border Patrol. He said agents headed after the Probe and came upon it, overturned, on Olde Highway 80 just west of Pine...
  • D-M checkpoint runners identified

    03/15/2006 4:55:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 25 replies · 758+ views
    Police have identified the two men who ran a checkpoint at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base on Tuesday morning and crashed into a barrier. The driver, Fidel Antonio Lopez-Sanchez, 28, suffered critical injuries and remains hospitalized. Lopez-Sanchez was driving a 1999 Dodge truck when he crashed into a traffic barrier aimed at stopping unauthorized base entry to the gate at Swan and Golf Links roads, police said. In Lopez-Sanchez's clothes, police found a small amount of what they believe may be cocaine. Under his feet, officers found a loaded revolver. The passenger, Saul Cazares Carrillo, 24, of Three Points, may be...
  • Two men hospitalized after crashing into D-M checkpoint barrier

    03/14/2006 7:45:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 50 replies · 1,098+ views
    Authorities are trying to determine why two men in a pickup truck ran a checkpoint at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base this morning, crashing into a traffic barrier aimed at stopping unauthorized base entry. Terrorism is not thought to be a motive at this point, but military officials and civilian police hope to learn what prompted the pair to speed past the control gate at Swan and Golf Links roads without stopping for required identification checks. Both occupants of the 1999 Dodge truck were taken to University Medical Center with serious injuries. The men were not carrying identification and were unconscious...
  • Kalandia terminal crossing compared to Auschwitz

    01/24/2006 5:06:55 PM PST · by Alouette · 5 replies · 401+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jan. 25, 2006 | Margot Dudkevitch
    Vandals defaced the newly erected entry sign to the Kalandia terminal north of Jerusalem, daubing on it the infamous Auschwitz inscription "Arbeit macht frei," (Work Liberates). Security forces deployed at the recently refurbished checkpoint accused members of Machsom Watch, saying that its members were responsible for defacing the sign, which is decorated with a painted flower and the inscribed (in Arabic, Hebrew and English) with the slogan "The hope of us all." Adi Dagan, spokeswoman for the Machsom Watch checkpoint-monitoring group, vehemently denied the charges. However, Hava Halevy, a member of the women's group told The Jerusalem Post that she...
  • BBC: Jesus' parents would get stuck in roadblock [Eeville Jooz Alert]

    12/25/2005 6:24:05 AM PST · by Alouette · 60 replies · 1,224+ views
    YNet News ^ | Dec. 25, 2005 | Itamar Eichner
    British TV channel broadcast this week claims Jesus' parents' historical trip from Nazareth to Bethlehem would have been rendered impossible today, due to IDF restrictions. Israel Foreign Ministry outraged Had Jesus' parents Joseph and Mary tried to travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem nowadays, they would find it to be a near impossible task due to the IDF roadblocks and the West Bank security fence, a BBC reporter claimed in a televised broadcast this week. The news story, by BBC correspondent in Israel Matthew Price, has brought the already shaky relations between the U.K. television channel and Israel to a new...
  • Kolbe, Border Patrol see checkpoint study results differently(Must Read!)

    07/26/2005 12:29:31 PM PDT · by SC33 · 14 replies · 580+ views
    KVOA Tuscon ^ | July 26, 2005 | Peter Busch
    In 2002, Congress mandated that Border Patrol checkpoints in The Tucson Sector start rotating locations every week or two. Since that time, a General Accounting Office study shows, agents in the sector have made significantly fewer apprehensions.
  • Checkpoint Charlie memorial razed - (bank needs that property!....does this sound familiar?)

    07/06/2005 8:09:30 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 19 replies · 888+ views
    REDIFF.COM ^ | JULY 6, 2005 | David Rising in Berlin
    Locals and tourists watched in dismay Tuesday as workers pulled up wooden crosses and ripped out a reconstructed section of the Berlin Wall, fulfilling a court order to dismantle a private memorial to people killed at the East German border. Bailiffs and workers arrived at dawn to take down the memorial erected by owners of the nearby Checkpoint Charlie museum. The owners had refused to remove it after their lease on the land expired in December. "Where are the Berliners?" asked 59-year-old resident Wilfried Gordan, among the scattered crowd that watched in the rain as a crane prepared to move...
  • Bauer: Major TV Networks Boycotted 'Hospital Bomber' Story

    06/22/2005 12:04:28 PM PDT · by IAF ThunderPilot · 22 replies · 1,646+ views
    Arutx Sheva ^ | Jun 22, '05
    Despite the distribution of a video of the Arab suicide bomber who intended to blow up a hospital by the IDF, nearly all foreign news agencies chose to boycott the story altogether. An outraged former undersecretary to US President Ronald Reagan and candidate for Republican Presidential nominee, Gary Bauer wrote a scathing critique of the world media’s decision to avoid the story. Excerpts from Bauer’s letter: ”If you don't get the Fox News Channel then you didn't see any of the dramatic footage of the Israeli army's arrest yesterday of a 21-year old, female Palestinian homicide-bomber, strapped with 25 pounds...
  • IDF nabs teen wearing bomb belt

    05/22/2005 3:52:11 PM PDT · by Alouette · 27 replies · 569+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 22, 2005 | Margot Dudkevich
    A 14-year-old Palestinian youth wearing a bomb belt with two pipe bombs was arrested by soldiers at the Hawara checkpoint outside of Nablus on Sunday afternoon. According to a Central Command officer, the youth's behavior aroused soldiers' suspicions, and one of the officers demanded that the youth lift his shirt, which revealed the bombs ready for use. The officer said the boy also had a cigarette lighter and that he had planned to blow up near soldiers at the checkpoint. Since the beginning of the year, 50 Palestinian minors wearing explosives or attempting to smuggle weapons through checkpoints have been...
  • Clash at Iraq checkpoint kills 15 ~~ in Iraqi city of Ramadi have left 12 insurgents dead,...

    05/03/2005 11:00:30 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies · 1,030+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, 3 May, 2005, 13:22 GMT 14:22 UK | staff
    Clash at Iraq checkpoint kills 15 A civilian injured in the Ramadi clash is rushed to hospital Clashes in the Iraqi city of Ramadi have left 12 insurgents, two Iraqi civilians and one Iraqi soldier dead, the US military says. The fighting between US and Iraqi forces and insurgents started when a checkpoint manned by US marines came under attack. Ramadi, to the west of Baghdad, has been a centre of insurgent violence. Earlier, the US military reported that its forces killed 12 insurgents in a clash on Monday near the Syrian border. It says nine were killed when...
  • Ex-Hostage's Italian Driver Ignored Warning, U.S. Says

    04/30/2005 4:04:18 PM PDT · by Deetes · 21 replies · 947+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 1, 2005 | By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. and ROBERT F. WORTH
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, April 30 - The car carrying the Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena that was struck with a deadly hail of gunfire as it sped toward Baghdad International Airport on March 4 ignored warnings from American soldiers who used a spotlight, a green laser pointer and warning shots to try to stop it as it approached a checkpoint, the American military said in a report released Saturday evening. The gunfire killed Nicola Calipari, an Italian intelligence agent who was in the back seat with Ms. Sgrena. The driver and Ms. Sgrena were wounded. Lt. Gen. John R. Vines, the ground...
  • Report clears U.S. in friendly fire incident [Italian Hostage/Checkpoint Shooting]

    04/13/2005 7:12:08 PM PDT · by saquin · 32 replies · 1,784+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 4/13/05 | Jim Miklaszewski
    NBC News has learned that a preliminary report from a joint U.S.-Italian investigation has cleared the American soldiers of any wrongdoing and provides new details into the shooting. Intelligence agent Calipari had just negotiated Sgrena's release from Iraqi kidnappers on March 4 when the two and a driver headed for the Baghdad airport in a compact rental car. It was dark when the Italians turned onto a ramp leading to the airport road where the U.S. military had set up a temporary checkpoint. The investigation found the car was about 130 yards from the checkpoint when the soldiers flashed their...
  • U.S. Expediting Probe of Italian's Death

    03/08/2005 8:06:46 PM PST · by ohCompGk · 34 replies · 920+ views
    AP ^ | 3/08/05 | PATRICK QUINN
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - The U.S. military decided Tuesday to conduct an accelerated inquiry to learn why American troops opened fire, killing an Italian intelligence agent and wounding an Italian journalist he helped rescue from insurgents in Iraq (news - web sites). The decision to fast-track the investigation into the attack, which has strained relations with Italy, a key American ally, came as the military also opened an inquiry into the shooting death of a Bulgarian soldier. That death appeared to be another friendly fire incident on the same day.
  • Michelle Malkin: "Rain of Fire?" (pictures of Italian hostage car show the real story)

    03/08/2005 10:24:48 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 8 replies · 561+ views
    Michelle Malkin website ^ | March 8th, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    "RAIN OF FIRE?" By Michelle Malkin   ·   March 08, 2005 04:15 PM Photos of Giuliana Sgrena's car are available at http://www.repubblica.it. Click on "IMMAGINI l'auto colpita dai soldati Usa" beneath top story to view more pics. I can't see a single bullet hole. [Ed. note: besides the one in the circle that Rusty Shackleford points out, that is.] LGF posted about this earlier today. Update: Reader Steve Gregg writes: Ms. Sgrena's car appears remarkably intact having driven through, in her words, a rain of fire, and being fired upon by a tank, as she seems to claim. In Picture 3...
  • Sgrena's car proved she lied (with pictures)

    03/08/2005 8:45:05 PM PST · by wheels128 · 17 replies · 643+ views
    The House Of Wheels ^ | 03/09/05 | Leigh Cartwright
    You'll remember that Giuliana Sgrena claimed her car was shot at "300 or 400 times", among other lies she told that I listed here. It was easy to dismiss that claim as a lie on the spot, but it's even easier now that La Republica has posted photos of the car, but the AP posted clearer images. And thanks to LGF, here they are: As you can see, there's virtually no damage to the car at all. Here's some low-quality photos of an armoured car hit 36 times: We can safely say that an ordinary car hit 300-400 times will...