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  • KRAUTHAMMER: ASSOCIATION WITH SHARPTON IS ‘THE WRONG MESSAGE’ FROM OBAMA

    12/24/2014 3:40:59 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 27 replies
    Breibart ^ | December 24 2014 | JEFFREY POOR
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of “The O’Reilly Factor,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer weighed in Al Sharpton and his association with President Barack Obama. Fill-in host Eric Bolling noted that Sharpton has made 81 apparent visits to the White House, which conveys a relationship that which Krauthammer indicated was not appropriate.
  • Homeowner kills suspect during attempted home invasion

    12/24/2014 3:20:08 PM PST · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    http://wreg.com ^ | december 24, 2014 | ASHLEY CROCKETT AND CAITLIN ALEXANDER
    Officers responded to a home in the 2300 block of Devoy at about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, where they saw 22-year-old Nico Carlisle with multiple gunshot wounds lying at the front door. Officials pronounced Carlisle dead at the scene. Investigators say Carlisle and another man knocked on the door, then forced their way inside when a woman answered the door. Carlisle then put a gun to the woman’s neck. The homeowner grabbed a handgun before going to investigate the commotion, and fired multiple shots at the men, hitting Carlisle.
  • Would-be teen robber shot to death

    12/24/2014 3:11:45 PM PST · by HomerBohn · 18 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | 12/22/2014 | Kelli Wynn
    (Jawaad Jabbar, 16, died of a gunshot wound according to authorities. Jabbar was a sophomore at Middletown High School and played on the football team.) MIAMI TWP., MONTGOMERY COUNTY — A 16-year-old Middletown student was shot and killed outside the Dayton Mall while trying to rob a concealed-carry permit holder of his newly purchased athletic shoes, Miami Twp. police Monday. That permit holder shot the teen, who officers said was also armed with a gun, once. “All the subjects involved in this were there for an athletic shoe release,” Miami Twp. Police Sgt. Jay Phares said Monday. “The juvenile wasn’t...
  • Al Sharpton Arguably Now the Most Powerful Person in America

    12/24/2014 2:20:06 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 61 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | December 24th, 2014 | Joe Concha 24th, 2014
    Outside of the president, Al Sharpton might possibly be the most powerful man in America right now. And no, that isn’t an overstatement. Think about what the 60-year-old activist and MSNBC host has going for him right now: Power Indicator #1: Sharpton has been to the White House to advise President Barack Obama, his senior advisor Valerie Jarrett, or both. No big deal, right? Plenty of MSNBC hosts have visited over the past six years. Care to guess, according to the White House Visitor Log, just how many times Sharpton has visited since Mr. Obama took office? Five times? Nope....
  • $2 Million Missing After Hong Kong Van Spills Cash On Road

    12/24/2014 1:54:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/24/14 | Zoe Mintz
    **SNIP** Hong Kong police have asked anyone who grabbed the money to return it authorities as soon as possible. “Otherwise, they may have committed the crime of theft,” Wan Siu-hong, a district police officer, told reporters, according to Radio Television Hong Kong. There was an estimated 35 million Hong Kong dollars --- $4.5 million US -- in the van. About $2.5 million has been recovered. Nearly $2 million is missing, according to the police. The van belongs to G4S, a British security company. According to the South China Morning Post, the company said it was liable for the multimillion-dollar loss...
  • NLRB Turns Government Into Kafka's Nightmare

    12/24/2014 12:12:51 PM PST · by Fzob · 12 replies
    e21- Economic Polices for the 21th Century ^ | 12/23/2014 | Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    In The Trial, written a century ago in 1914, Franz Kafka paints a portrait of an unimaginably oppressive government with secret laws and trials in which the individual is crushed. Today, in 2014, Kafka would not have to invent these circumstances. He could find them in real life, at the National Labor Relations Board. It’s up to the 114th Congress to keep the NLRB in check.On Friday, just before the holidays, NLRB General Counsel Richard Griffin announced that he had issued complaints against McDonald’s franchised restaurants and McDonald’s USA, the parent corporation, as joint employers.  Workers complained that they...
  • HAPPY HOLIDAYS: FDA MOVES TO BAN CAKE, DONUT ‘SPRINKLES’

    12/24/2014 12:07:33 PM PST · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    breitbart ^ | december 22, 2014 | mike flynn
    Early next year, the FDA is expected to finalize a new regulation intended to eradicate even trace amounts of partially hydrogenated oils, known as trans fats, from our diets. Although the amount of trans fats Americans consume has declined significantly in recent years, the FDA’s quest to completely eliminate a particular type of trans fat threatens to eliminate the noble “sprinkle,” used to decorate holiday treats and donuts. Even a small amount of joy is suspect in the FDA’s brave, new, food-monitored world. In recent years, research has determined that consuming large amounts of trans fats is harmful to the heart. Trans fats have been in...
  • After deaths of NYPD officers, Sharpton blamed

    12/24/2014 11:47:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | December 23, 2014 | Sandhya Somashekhar, Social Change Reporter, The Washington Post
    Veteran civil rights leader Al Sharpton, who has tried to play the statesman during heated protests over police shootings, now faces accusations of incitement after the murder last weekend of two officers in New York City. Sharpton has worked over the years to shed his reputation as a firebrand, and in recent months had provoked the ire of younger protesters who favor a more confrontational approach. Sharpton, for instance, angered some young activists by rebuffing them when they unexpectedly asked to speak at a march his nonprofit group organized in Washington. But after the deaths of the two officers, momentum...
  • The ACA's poison pill? (Pelosi knows)

    12/24/2014 11:44:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Rochester City Newspaper ^ | 12/24/14 | Mark Hare
    **SNIP** Health law expert Timothy Jost says that the ACA is actually two separate bills, the result of then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's strategy to get the Senate version through the House without opening it to amendments. That second companion bill, Jost says, specifically provided for exchanges run by the federal government in states that do not have their own. Just as important, he says, the Congressional Budget Office analyses presume subsidies to customers in all 50 states — proof that Congress always intended to provide assistance to income-eligible consumers whether or not their states opened exchanges. It's possible that...
  • New York Group That Called For ‘Dead Cops’ Was The ‘Trayvon Martin Organizing Committee’

    12/24/2014 10:25:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 23, 2014 | Alex Griswold, media reporter
    The New York City group that called for “dead cops” in a widely circulated video is most likely– no joke — the Trayvon Martin Organizing Committee (TMOC). In a piece outing “The Monsters Who Screamed For Dead Cops,” The Daily Beast’s Jacob Siegel cites a “web of circumstantial ties” to the group. The man who shot the disturbing video — showing marchers chanting, “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want them? Now!” — told Siegel that he saw the group marching with signs reading “No Cops, No Prison.” Siegel produces evidence from Instagram that the TMOC marched...
  • When Moms Demand followers call them on a lie…

    12/24/2014 10:25:07 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    gunfreezone.net ^ | 12/23/2014 | Miguel
    In a very well crafted post, Moms makes you believe that anybody in Georgia can go through a security checkpoint carrying a weapon. Unfortunately for Moms, the law in Georgia is not quite incendiary as they want to make-believe.
  • UPDATE: Six teenagers arrested for Jefferson City shooting

    12/24/2014 10:08:08 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 61 replies
    abc17news.com ^ | 12-22-14 | Jessica Quick
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Jefferson City Police have made six arrests in what they're calling a drive-by shooting Monday afternoon. Jefferson City Police Captain Doug Shoemaker confirmed to ABC 17 two men were shot at around 2:40 p.m. near School Street and Lafayette Street. The police department arrested Tavion R. Jones, D'Angelo R. Harris, Rasheem M. Wallace-Jackson, all 18, Lashone V. Gates, 19, Antonio R. Carpenter, 17 and a 16-year-old suspect. A department news release on the arrests said all six suspects live in Columbia. The two victims sustained non-life threatening injuries and were taken to Capital Region Hospital. Both...
  • Judge turns loose thug who posted gun threat against cops

    12/24/2014 10:06:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 24, 2014 | Josh Saul and Jamie Schram
    Judge Laura Johnson (left) released Devon Coley (right) without bail after he made death threats against the NYPD on Facebook. A Brooklyn judge cut loose a gang member who had posted online threats to gun down cops in the hours after two NYPD officers were executed in their patrol car — ignoring prosecutors’ pleas to keep him behind bars, The Post has learned. Criminal Court Judge Laura Johnson let Devon Coley, 18, waltz free without bail despite the fact that he faces seven years behind bars on charges he made a terroristic threat — complete with an image of a...
  • St. Louis County police investigating officer involved shooting in Berkeley (Missouri)

    12/24/2014 9:42:44 AM PST · by digger48 · 43 replies
    fox2now ^ | 12-24-2014 | Chris Smith
    <p>BERKELEY, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis County Police Department is investigating a fatal officer involved shooting in Berkeley, Missouri. The shooting occurred just after 11 p.m. Tuesday night at the Mobil gas station located in the 6800 block of North Hanley.</p>
  • LGBT Community Members Shutdown Hwy 101 In San Francisco Protesting Police Violence

    12/24/2014 9:28:09 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 71 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Members of San Francisco’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are marching Christmas Eve morning and plan to shutdown Highway 101 at Octavia Street in a protest over recent police violence.
  • 3 BLACK THUGS: Busted For Killing Dallas Mom As She Waited For Her Son

    12/24/2014 9:15:07 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 85 replies
    CLASH DAILY ^ | Dec 24,2014 | CLASH DAILY
    DALLAS -Three men are now behind bars for the death of a Dallas woman killed while waiting to pick up her son. Irma Martinez was shot Monday night while sitting in her parked car in the 1700 block of Greendale Drive in Pleasant Grove. Police said two men approached her, robbed her and killed her.
  • After NYC Deaths, a Surge of Support for Police

    12/24/2014 8:57:42 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/24/14 | DAVID CRARY
    Rocker Jon Bon Jovi donned a New York Police Department T-shirt on stage. Well-wishers delivered home-baked cookies by the hundreds to police in Cincinnati. In Mooresville, North Carolina, police and sheriff's officers were treated by residents to a chili dinner. ....Becky Grizovic, of Walton, Kentucky, helps orchestrate a campaign called Cookies for a Cop that provides treats to officers in more than 200 departments in 23 states. She was joined by her husband, son and a neighbor in delivering cookies to Cincinnati police stations on Monday. At the District 2 station house, Capt. Jeffrey Butler said the gesture was especially...
  • Pelosi to Boehner: Force Michael Grimm to resign over tax-evasion conviction

    12/24/2014 8:11:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/24/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    How Michael Grimm (R-NY) won re-election to the House in November may be the greatest political mystery of 2014, having tax-evasion and fraud charges as well as a televised threat to a journalist hanging over his head. After all, his NY-11 district has only an R+2 Cook rating, so it’s not as though it resembles a district like … oh, Charlie Rangel’s D+41 NY-13, for example. Having prevailed despite those handicaps, Grimm refuses to resign his office even after pleading guilty to felony tax evasion:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Grimm faces up to three years in prison for...
  • Defending Vice President Cheney [Against the New York Times call for Prosecution]

    12/24/2014 8:04:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/24/2014 | Elise Cooper
    Unbelievably, the New York Times Editorial Board is calling for the appointment of a special prosecutor to conduct a criminal investigation of Vice President Dick Cheney and other members of the Bush administration. They call the enhanced interrogation techniques (EIT) “sadistic” crimes and cite that 25% of those detained are innocent. How quickly they forget what happened to their fellow New Yorkers on September 11, 2001. They worry about the 25% supposedly innocent yet ignore the approximately 30% who were released and returned to the battleground, a figure cited by Obama administration officials. For example, Baghdadi, who was in the...
  • Women excised from public life, abused by Islamic State

    12/24/2014 7:33:31 AM PST · by pabianice · 7 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 12/24/14 | Karam
    <p>BEIRUT — The gunmen came to the all-girls' elementary school in the Iraqi city of Fallujah at midday with a special delivery: piles of long black robes with gloves and face veils, now required dress code for females in areas ruled by the Islamic State group.</p>
  • Oakland Police: We Can’t Protect You, We Need to Monitor the Protesters

    12/24/2014 7:32:41 AM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 23, 2014 | Adelle Nazarian
    Many Oakland police officers wrote Thanksgiving off as a total loss and will likely need to do the same this Christmas because of protesters who are relentlessly demonstrating their fury over the deaths of black men at the hands of police. Thursday’s “No Time Off Christmas Day” protest is one more incident that will directly hinder the Oakland police force’s ability to fully protect and serve its citizens in areas where their help is greatly needed. “No question about it. Anytime we are taken away from our regular work, it has a ripple effect in our ability to stay ahead...
  • 'Three Wise Men' fined for not wearing helmets

    12/24/2014 7:27:47 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 23 replies
    the Local (Spain) ^ | 23 Dec 2014 09:06 GMT+01:00
    Police in Zaragoza have fined the three kings who rode their motorbikes without wearing helmets while en route to an appearance at a local school. Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia reported that rather than wearing the legally required helmets, the three kings were sporting their usual headgear of golden crowns as they made their way to Recarte y Ornat primary school in Zaragoza.The three wise men were stopped by local police in the centre of the city and were made to wait for 45 minutes, while across the city 400 pupils eagerly awaited the arrival of the kings and their gifts.Organizers...
  • In Mall of America protest, charges considered against organizers

    12/24/2014 7:26:41 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 12-23-14 | AP
    The Bloomington city attorney is pursuing criminal charges against the organizers of a protest inside the Mall of America after police shut down stores for about two hours during the demonstration. City Attorney Sandra Johnson tells WCCO-TV (http://cbsloc.al/1JNVUll) that mall officials are figuring out how much money stores lost on Saturday. Johnson is also figuring out the cost of overtime for police, and she expects to file criminal charges soon. Johnson said she wants organizers of the police brutality protest to pay restitution. She's focusing on those who kept promoting the rally after they were told it was prohibited on...
  • 1,000 Soldiers Deployed on French Streets to Combat Christmas Terror Attacks

    12/24/2014 7:23:22 AM PST · by PROCON · 6 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 24, 2014 | Oliver Lane
    More than 1,000 soldiers have been deployed on the streets of France for Christmas after a spate of suspected festive-season terrorist attacks across the nation have left many French citizens critical of the government’s denialism, and fearful of increasing violence. The move stands in contrast to the official line of the French government that the attacks, in which the assailants were reported in all cases to have shouted the Arabic salutation “Allahu Akbar” as they commenced their rampages, had nothing to do with terrorism, and were completely unrelated. The government has come under fire from opposition parties for its denial...
  • White Missouri cop kills armed black 18-year-old (Ck link, title changed at source)

    12/24/2014 7:14:58 AM PST · by Kartographer · 94 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12/24/14 | JIM SUHR
    Violent protests broke out early Wednesday between police officers and a vocal crowd of several hundred people who taunted the officers at the scene of the shooting. Two officers were injured, police cars were damaged and fire was set at a QuikTrip store. Four people were arrested. After the police officer arrived at the store, one of the men pulled a handgun and pointed it at the officer, St. Louis County police spokesman Sgt. Brian Schellman said. The officer fired several shots, fatally wounding the man. The second man fled, and the dead man's handgun has been recovered, according to...
  • REVEALED! At Last, The Mystery Of How Al Sharpton Got His MSNBC Gig Has Just Been Solved

    12/24/2014 7:05:08 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 28 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | DECEMBER 23, 2014 | NORVELL ROSE
    Washingtonian magazine has just published a juicy tell-all dishing up multiple savory courses that lay open the behind-the-scenes politicking leading to the change of hosts for one of broadcast TV’s most prestigious shows about politics, “Meet the Press.”
  • WH Science Adviser: Make CO2 Emissions 'Close to Zero'

    12/24/2014 6:53:05 AM PST · by rktman · 49 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/23/2014 | Eric Scheiner
    White House Science Adviser John Holdren says the global goal is to have world-wide carbon dioxide emissions “close to zero by 2100.” He admitted, "That will not be easy."
  • Obama, Still on Vacation, Asks Biden to Attend Slain Cop’s Funeral

    12/24/2014 6:48:33 AM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 23, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    While President Obama is vacationing in Hawaii, he has dispatched Vice President Joe Biden to attend the funeral of Officer Rafael Ramos, one of the police officers murdered in New York City. “The President has asked Vice President Biden to attend the service for Officer Rafael Ramos and is grateful that the Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will be traveling to New York City to attend the service on Saturday,” the White House Deputy Press Secretary said in a statement.
  • Circus tricked kids with dogs painted as pandas [Italy]

    12/24/2014 6:41:59 AM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    The Local ^ | 12/23/2014 | Staff
    Two painted chow chow dogs posing as pandas have been seized from a circus in northern Italy, after tricking children into handing over cash, police have said. The male and female dogs were seized by police after it became clear that they were not, in fact, pandas. To an unassuming child visiting the circus in Brescia, a small furry animal with white and black stripes may do the trick. But The Local readers may notice a distinct difference. Here is a real panda: Panda photo by Shutterstock. And here are the dogs-in-disguise: The police were not fooled, who said the...
  • Major drug network busted in Macedonia

    12/24/2014 6:35:07 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 1 replies
    the Local (Austria) ^ | 22 Dec 2014 23:49 GMT+01:00
    Europol announced on Monday that it has busted a major heroin-smuggling network based in Macedonia, including distribution hubs in Austria and Germany, with the arrests of 400 people. The gang is suspected of having brought large quantities of drugs from Macedonia to the EU. According to a report from the Austrian Press Association, some 400 people have been arrested, with 100 kg of heroin, cocaine and cannabis seized, as well as a large amount of cash. The gang recruited its members mostly in Macedonia, who were then tasked with the packaging and smuggling of drugs into the EU through the...
  • Egyptian man in Austria cuts down 'eyesore' Jesus on cross

    12/24/2014 6:30:30 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 46 replies
    the Local (Austria) ^ | 24 Dec 2014 09:25 GMT+01:00
    An Egyptian man who moved into a house in Grossenzersdorf in Lower Austria told his neighbours the 60-year-old figure of Jesus on a cross outside his home was an 'eyesore' - so he cut it down with an angle grinder. Shortly after the man bought the house in Augasse, he was heard complaining to his neighbours about the two-metre high crucifix with the figure of Jesus that stood for several decades on the grass verge in front of his property. "I don't want that. It has to go!", he said, according to a report in the news daily Heute. Soon,...
  • Is Santa a Republican or a Democrat?

    12/24/2014 5:42:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    **SNIP** Paul Begala, Democratic media consultant Santa is definitely a Democrat. Rather than cater to the wealthiest one percent he rewards people who work hard and play by the rules. And while he's not a participant in the first lady's anti-obesity campaign he's very concerned about climate change. After all, Rudolph can fly but he can't swim. **SNIP** Billy Moore, Democratic lobbyist My sister Kiki suggests he is a Democrat: "He cares about all the children, rich or poor. He cares about the elf's as workers and he believes there is good in the world to be celebrated not just...
  • Police Officer Shoots, Kills Teen Near Ferguson, Missouri, Sparking New Unrest

    12/24/2014 5:37:58 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 111 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 24, 2014
    Home> U.S. Police Officer Shoots, Kills Teen Near Ferguson, Missouri, Sparking New Unrest Dec 24, 2014, 6:52 AM ET By ABC NEWS via Good Morning America A man was shot and killed by a police officer Tuesday in Berkeley, Missouri, authorities said – sparking new unrest in a region already reeling following an August police shooting a few miles away in Ferguson. The shooting happened at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday at a Mobil gas station, St. Louis County Police public information officer Sgt. Brian Schellman said.
  • Rush Limbaugh: James Bond can't be black like Idris Elba!

    12/24/2014 5:00:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 70 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/23/14 | Daniel Gates
    **SNIP** After mentioning the Sony emails and telling his listeners who Elba is, Limbaugh said, “Here’s the thing, though… James Bond is a fictional character, obviously. James Bond was invented, created by Ian Fleming… and James Bond is… white and Scottish. Period. That is who James Bond is.” “But now Sony is suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Briton rather than a white from Scotland,” continued Limbaugh. “But that’s NOT who James Bond is, and I know it’s racist to probably even point this out… We had 50 years of white Bonds because Bond...
  • Man Charged With Setting Woman’s Home Ablaze For Not Accepting Facebook Friend Request [Kentucky]

    12/24/2014 4:16:01 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    Western Center for Journalism ^ | December 23, 2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    According to police in Frankfort, Ky., 37-year-old James Graham is facing charges of arson and burglary after breaking into the home of a single mother who rejected his social media advances. FPD Maj. Robert Warfel called the crime “disturbing,” confirming that his department’s investigation has shown the victim’s refusal to accept Graham’s Facebook friend invitation was the only apparent catalyst behind the destructive act. ... Yount’s sister, Samantha Beagle, affirmed that the victim had no relationship whatsoever with the suspect. “She doesn’t want a relationship,” Beagle said. “She just wants people to leave her alone
  • Obama Warmly Legitimizes Cuban Dictatorship

    12/24/2014 4:28:54 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Cato ^ | December 24, 2014 | Nat Hentoff
    I have long been reporting on Castro-ruled Cuba and, indeed, was there not long after Fidel Castro had taken over the country. What became clear, as the number of Castro’s political prisoners increased, was that his revolutionary Cuba was a dictatorship, like the regime he had ousted. After I wrote that, a member of his administration rebuked me for my rank ignorance. I responded by saying that he knew that if I were a Cuban in Cuba, I would be in prison. Later, at the United Nations, I was one of a number of reporters interviewing Che Guevara, the young,...
  • Police Officer in Missouri shot, killed man who pulled gun

    12/24/2014 3:46:35 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 60 replies
    MSN/AP ^ | 12/24/2014 | Jim Shur
    <p>BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis police officer shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at him at a gas station late Tuesday, police said.</p> <p>A crowd of about 100 people were gathered early Wednesday at the scene in Berkeley, Missouri, a few miles from Ferguson, where a white police officer fatally shot black 18-year-old Michael Brown in August.</p>
  • Blame Game in New York Cop Killings Shows a Demonization Double Standard

    12/24/2014 2:46:45 AM PST · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12-24-2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Going by objective standards of reason and fairness, Al Sharpton is not to blame for the assassination of two New York City cops over the weekend. Nor are New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, President Obama or any of the protesters and activists they supported, encouraged and allied themselves with. Going by what we know, the only person to blame is the man police identified as the killer, Ismaaiyl Brinsley. This is the standard I've upheld in this space for years, when one madman after another has killed and maimed in the name of one...
  • Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland blasts Gov. Kasich and AG DeWine's decision to join Texas lawsuit

    12/24/2014 2:29:07 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Last week, the State of Ohio joined 19 other states in suing the federal government over President Obama's recent executive action on immigration. In addition to subjecting thousands of Ohio families to deportation, the lawsuit, if successful, would deny $41 million in much needed tax revenue to the state over the next five years. In the wake of this news, Ohio leaders have been quick to blast the decision by Governor John Kasich and Attorney General Mike DeWine to join this frivolous lawsuit. Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland also added his voice to the mix, highlighting how DeWine’s action stands...
  • Nine shot while playing basketball in Miami-Dade park are expected to live

    12/24/2014 2:25:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | December 23, 2014 | Charles Rabin
    The day after yet another brazen drive-by shooting left nine people wounded, it was quiet at Arcola Park Tuesday. There was no sign of the disruption and panic that left dozens of people scrambling for cover only a few hours earlier....... .......And though major crimes in Miami-Dade and around the country are near all-time lows — even shooting deaths — the number of high-profile mass drive-by shootings, especially in the county’s Northern District this year, has been alarming. In August, two men in a dark SUV pulled up to an apartment complex on the edge of Liberty Square and opened...
  • Zoeller and other state AGs urge Congress to take action on immigration

    12/24/2014 2:23:46 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    A bipartisan group of 18 attorneys general in a letter today urged congressional leaders to make reform of the federal immigration system a priority for Congress. As the U.S. Supreme Court has found that immigration is a federal responsibility, the letter from state AGs encourages Congress to act to fix the “dysfunctional” legal immigration system. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood are co-authors of the letter also signed by AGs from 14 other states and two U.S. territories and sent today to the U.S. Senate’s two caucus leaders, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Sen. Mitch...
  • Watch live: Police shoot black teenager near Ferguson [Christmas Eve 2014]

    12/24/2014 2:16:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 56 replies
    channel4.com ^ | 12/24/14
    Warning: strong language The man, identified on social media as Antonio Martin, was shot by a police officer at a Mobil petrol station on North Hanley Road.
  • Police: Teen shot at Dayton Mall tried to rob man for shoes

    12/24/2014 1:30:59 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 46 replies
    The Middletown teen who was shot and killed at the Dayton Mall over the weekend was trying to steal shoes from a man with a concealed carry license, police say. Officials say the investigation shows that three male juveniles approached two men outside of the hhgregg store just after 10 a.m.. According to police, 16-year-old Jawaad Jabbar got out a gun and demanded merchandise from the men. One of the men, who police say had a valid concealed carry license, produced his gun and shot Jabbar. Jabbar died from injuries sustained from the gunshot. "This was a random act of,...
  • 17,500 Germans Gather to Sing Christmas Carols Against Islamization

    12/24/2014 1:19:29 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/23/2014
    The German PEGIDA movement held its largest meeting yet last night to protest what they call the ‘Islamisation of the Western World’, despite stiff opposition from all sections of Germany’s elite including politicians, media, and the arts. PEGIDA (Patriotic Europeans Against Islamisation of the West) has grown rapidly since its inception in October, a peaceful ‘strolling’ movement opposing the exceptional violence seen in street battles between Salafist Muslims and ethnic Kurds seen in many German cities this year and enormous immigration. Now on it’s tenth ‘evening stroll’, it has grown from a couple of hundred people, to 15,000 last week,...
  • Protests Are Starting Again In St. Louis After Cops Fatally Shot A Black Teenager

    12/24/2014 1:07:47 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/23/14 | PAMELA ENGEL
    Weeks after protests over the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown started to subside, police in another St. Louis suburb have reportedly shot and killed an 18-year-old black man at a gas station, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Information on the shooting is thin so far, but large crowds have already started to form at the scene of the Mobil gas station in Berkeley, Missouri where 18-year-old Antonio Martin was shot. Those on scene report seeing bricks thrown and pepper spray used. St. Louis County Police released a statement saying Martin was shot after he pulled a gun...
  • Teenager is fatally shot at gas station in Berkeley

    12/24/2014 1:04:12 AM PST · by fluorescence · 14 replies
    BERKELEY • A teenager was fatally shot late Tuesday at a Mobil gas station on North Hanley Road here. The victim was identified as Antonio Martin, 18, by his mother, Toni Martin. Toni Martin and others at the scene said Antonio was shot by a police officer. The body remained on the parking lot just in front of the Mobil gas station at 6800 North Hanley Road at about 1 a.m. Berkeley police cars were on either side.
  • Jacksonville firefighter injured in apparent targeted drive-by shooting Tuesday night

    12/24/2014 12:44:35 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 26 replies
    Jacsonville.com ^ | 12/23/2014
    A Jacksonville firefighter was injured in a shooting incident Tuesday night on the city’s Southside when police say an unknown shooter in a vehicle targeted a group of about six firefighters. Lt. Jackson Short of the Sheriff’s Office said the firefighters were fueling a ladder truck behind Fire Station 28 in the 9200 block of Hogan Road at about 7:35 p.m. when a vehicle drove up and someone fired five or six shots, striking one of the firefighters in the arm after the bullet ricocheted. “It appears the firemen were targeted,” Shorts said. “Because they are firefighters, they were on...
  • Gang members threaten to shoot up NYPD station house

    12/24/2014 12:34:57 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/23/2014
    <p>The NYPD set up SWAT teams at two Bedford-Stuyvesant police precincts Tuesday night — after a confidential informant told cops about overhearing a gang plot to “shoot it out” at the station houses.</p> <p>Four Emergency Services Unit officers, outfitted with helmets and assault weapons, were stationed at the 79th precinct. Another two were at the 81st.</p>
  • Britain Investigates Alleged VIP Pedophile Ring From '70s and '80s

    12/23/2014 8:22:11 PM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | December 23, 2014 | CHRISTINA BOYLE
    Britain Investigates Alleged VIP Pedophile Ring From '70s and '80s By CHRISTINA BOYLE British authorities say accounts of alleged abuse of boys in the 1970s and '80s are 'credible and true' The allegations about so-called VIP pedophiles involve prestigious London addresses, some of the highest-ranking members of Britain’s establishment and the suspected abuse of young boys in the 1970s and 1980s, including three who were slain. Six members of Parliament have been implicated in the scandal, which threatens to expose a powerful political elite who may have raped and exploited juveniles for more than a decade and put their self-interests...
  • Background check fails as ex-convict scores HUD job, embezzles $800,000

    12/23/2014 7:57:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 23, 2014 | Jim McElhatton
    Brian Thompson had a criminal record spanning more than two decades, but that didn’t stop him from getting an office job at the Department of Housing and Urban Development earning nearly $90,000 per year. His extensive criminal history only came to light in recent days after federal prosecutors outlined convictions and charges of armed robbery, theft and larceny against Thompson, who now faces federal prison time for embezzling more than $800,000 from HUD during his short stint as a federal worker. Now HUD officials are scrambling to figure out how he landed his job, which he was allowed to resign...