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  • Ferguson mulls removing Brown shrine from middle of street

    05/05/2015 8:56:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2015 8:26 PM EDT | Jim Suhr and Alan Scher Zagier
    To some, a makeshift shrine in the middle of the Ferguson street where Michael Brown was killed last summer is a hallowed symbol of a new civil rights movement over race and policing. To others, it has served its purpose and is now more of an eyesore and a road hazard. Within hours of Brown’s Aug. 9 shooting death by a white police officer, people began placing stuffed animals, candles and other tributes in the middle of Canfield Drive, where the unarmed black 18-year-old’s body lay for about four hours before it was removed. […] Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III,...
  • Leadership of Texas House forbids anti-toll amendments from being heard

    05/05/2015 10:17:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Terri Hall
    Yesterday, conservative lawmakers pushed to attach key toll road reforms to two transportation bills in the Texas House, but they were thwarted by Speaker Joe Straus and his parliamentarian Chris Griesel who would not allow them to present their amendments. Griesel told them the amendments weren’t ‘germane’ (or salient) to the bills, HB 13 and HB 20, and blocked Rep. Jeff Leach and Rep. Jonathan Stickland from even laying out their amendments. Straus and Griesel utilized the same technique as they did on a Stickland amendment to the open carry bill the week before. The two decided to reject the...
  • Newly published 'Clinton Cash' casts shadow over Hillary's campaign

    05/05/2015 10:13:24 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 2 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | 5 May 15 | Evan Halper
    s Hillary Rodham Clinton seeks to focus public attention on immigration during a swing through Nevada on Tuesday, her presidential campaign staff back at Brooklyn headquarters is scrambling to mitigate damage from release of a long-anticipated book that accuses her of compromised ethics..
  • Baltimore Sun Has 60-Plus Journalists on Freddie Gray Story

    05/05/2015 10:01:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    On a regular old Monday, the Web site of the Baltimore Sun might draw a million pageviews. This past Monday? Ten million, according to Baltimore Sun marketing director Renee Mutchnik. That’s what happens when perhaps the biggest domestic issue of the past year — the relationship between police and marginalized communities — comes to town. Baltimore has convulsed following the funeral of Freddie Gray, who was arrested in West Baltimore on April 12 and died a week later of spinal injuries. And while national media have sent camera crews and correspondents and the like, the hometown daily has more than...
  • Daily Show’s Jon Stewart on Garland: ‘Not Okay to Shoot Other People’ Even If They Offend You

    05/05/2015 9:53:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    New York Times foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi on Sunday tweeted: Rukmini Callimachi ✔@rcallimachi Free speech aside, why would anyone do something as provocative as hosting a "Muhammad drawing contest"? The tweet came off of the news that police had killed two gunmen at a Garland, Tex., event showcasing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. SNIP In his treatment of the issue, the “Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart couldn’t resist throwing in some qualifiers regarding the First Amendment implications of the episode. AFDI, he noted, had given away $10,000 to the best entry in a “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest. SNIP “AFDI is a...
  • Republican areas designated 'hostile' for military training (Jade Helm

    05/05/2015 9:33:37 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    WND ^ | May 05, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    The urban legends about black helicopters, clandestine military camps, tunnels underneath major airports, secret cabals, hidden detention camps, trains loaded with caskets and body bags and the like were around long before the Internet. The Web just made them easier and quicker to reproduce. One of the tea-party organizations even has reported an anonymous claim there were train cars moving around the country with prison-like shackles installed. Most people dismiss such reports as hyperbole. Fiction. The fretting of nutcases. But now there are powerful new forces aligning with those who are suspicious of the federal government, doubt the official...
  • Texas Muslims on Edge Amid Protests, Contest Attack

    05/05/2015 9:09:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Jakarta Post ^ | Wed, May 06 2015
    When an outspoken opponent of radical Islam sought to mock Muhammad in Texas, one of the nation's largest Islamic communities, local Muslims were encouraged to ignore her, and they did. No one protested when Pamela Geller's cartoon contest attracted about 200 people to suburban Dallas Sunday, even though some Muslims in Texas were already feeling aggrieved and fearful over growing anti-Islamic sentiment in the state. SNIP Anti-Islam sentiment has been reverberating in Texas, from the state Capitol to local governments. Tensions rose in Irving after the City Council endorsed one of several bills to forbid judges from rulings based on...
  • British Grandmother Prepares for Execution in Indonesia

    05/05/2015 9:04:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Jakarta Post ^ | Mon, May 04 2015,
    A British grandmother on death row in Indonesia is writing goodbye letters to her family and believes she could be executed at any time, she wrote in an article on Sunday. Lindsay Sandiford, 58, said she was expecting to die shortly, after seven foreign drug convicts were executed last week, causing a storm of international protest. "My execution is imminent and I know I might die at any time now. I could be taken tomorrow from my cell," Sandiford wrote in British newspaper the Mail on Sunday. "I have started to write goodbye letters to members of my family." Sandiford,...
  • IRS Scandal: I was targeted and I've got proof it was a Democratically-led conspiracy

    05/05/2015 8:57:29 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 05, 2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    I was targeted by the IRS in a coordinated attack at the highest levels of government...and we now have the proof. My IRS files, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Judicial Watch, clearly implicate the IRS and a Democratic U.S. senator. "An IRS audit that required researching my political views clearly wasn’t a “normal random audit.” I was targeted for my political views. My civil rights were clearly violated." Per Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch: “The Obama IRS obstructed the release of Wayne Root’s tax documents. The abuse of process Judicial Watch and Wayne suffered through to...
  • HE PUSHED FORWARD: Brave Garland Police Officer Advanced As He Brought Down Garland Terrorists(Pics)

    05/05/2015 8:50:33 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 61 replies
    Bearingarms.com ^ | 5-5-2015 | Bob Owens
    More details are beginning to emerge about the incompetent Islamic terrorist attack on a free speech event held by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) in Garland, Texas Sunday. Bearing Arms readers have asked for more details about how the actual shooting went down, and about the Garland police officer who used his duty sidearm to defeat two attackers armed with rifles within 15 seconds.Please keep in mind that we don’t have all the details about the attack, the individual officer’s response, or the exact steps law enforcement took once the attack began, and that even if we had that...
  • Facebook Video Shows San Jose Police Wielding Baton, Punching Suspect Who Allegedly Attacked Cops

    05/05/2015 8:12:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/5 | Robert Handa
    Facebook Video Shows San Jose Police Wielding Baton, Punching Suspect Who Allegedly Attacked Cops, Refused ArrestSgt. Enrique Garcia said today that the Police Department is reviewing the incident on the video and that the department had yet to launch its planned pilot program for some officers to wear body-worn video cameras. Police said that the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Juan Moreno-Lopez, had been walking east on Story Road east of White Road at 8:45 p.m. Saturday and as two officers approached, he threw something into some bushes and tried to flee on foot. Officers chased him to the middle of...
  • Live: Group of idiots take over Oakland City Council meeting and chain themselves together.

    05/05/2015 7:16:12 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 20 replies
    No Theifs Allowed live stream ^ | 5/515 | Oakland City Council Camera
    Oakland City Council take over by activists D'jour.
  • Coeur d'Alene Police Officer has died after being shot; suspect identified

    05/05/2015 7:13:15 PM PDT · by blueyon · 17 replies
    KHQ-Q6 ^ | 5/05/15 | Nichole Mischke
    Coeur d'Alene Police officer shot in line of duty. COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police Sergeant Greg Moore has died just before 6 p.m. after being shot in the line of duty early Tuesday morning. The shooting occurred at approximately 1:35am Tuesday in the 2800 block of Wilbur Ave. Sergeant Moore who was a 16-year veteran with the department. Police say Moore was in the Sunshine Meadows neighborhood checking on a suspicious person and actually ran suspect Jonathan Renfro's name through the Kootenai County Dispatch Center. "Then there was no further contact from him," Lt. Stu Miller said at...
  • Too soon to say if IS group behind Texas attack: US

    05/05/2015 6:43:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/5/15 | Daniel De Luce - AFP
    Washington (AFP) - The White House said Tuesday it was too soon to tell if the Islamic State group was behind an attack in Texas targeting an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed, despite claims by the jihadists. The IS group earlier claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack, in which two gunmen shot a security guard in a Dallas suburb before being killed by a police officer outside an event showcasing the cartoons, which many Muslims find offensive. The case "is still under investigation by the FBI and other members of the intelligence community" to determine if the two assailants...
  • Dorian Johnson trying to CASH IN on Ferguson shooting, SUES city and Darren Wilson

    05/05/2015 6:28:51 PM PDT · by blueyon · 26 replies
    By The Right Scoop ^ | 5/05/15 | soopermexican
    The guy who started the entire “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” lie is now trying to cash in on the death of his friend Mike Brown, because why not? Beats workin’. From ABC News: A witness to a police officer’s fatal shooting of Michael Brown last summer in Ferguson, Missouri, has filed a lawsuit alleging that he was wrongly stopped and fired on during the encounter on a city street. The lawsuit, filed last week by Dorian Johnson, claims that the officer, Darren Wilson, fired at him and Brown as they ran away from him on Aug. 9. The lawsuit claims...
  • The Baltimore Riots and Jewish Gangs

    05/05/2015 6:03:31 PM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | May 5th, 2015 | Rabbi Philip Lefkowitz
    All law-abiding citizens were horrified by the recent riots in Baltimore supposedly resulting from the yet unexplained death of a Black young man in police custody. The destruction was unbelievable. The anger vented in the streets by residents of the community was at times unfathomable given that the Mayor, Chief of police, the majority of City Council, and nearly half the police department of the City of Baltimore are African Americans. “The pride of New York,” the Rev. Al Sharpton, announced that he was invited by the local community and the Mayor to come to Baltimore. His mission was clear....
  • The Big Winners Of The Baltimore Riots

    05/05/2015 5:46:21 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 5, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Riots work. The Baltimore riots achieved a number of goals for the political left, which is why the left defended the riots as a quasi-legitimate outgrowth of fully justified anti-police, anti-white feeling – in a majority black city with a majority black police force and a majority black city council, in a country with a black president and a black attorney general.
  • Moving Parts Behind the Garland, Texas Attack

    05/05/2015 5:45:54 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 13 replies
    Founders Code ^ | May 4, 2015 | Denise Simon
    The FBI began investigation Elton Simpson, one of the 2 shooters in Garland, Texas. The other shooter is Nadir Soofi. They were roommates in Phoenix. Nadir Soofi graduated from the University of Utah and the International School of Islamic Studies in Pakistan. He was a Palestinian sympathizer and published anti-police propaganda. The FBI paid an informant to gather information on Elton Simpson going back to 2006 and used wires to record conversations. The case was proven (trial memorandum here) as Simpson was well connected to al Shabaab and Simpson had purchased a ticket to travel to South Africa and had...
  • At least four Florida companies approved for ferry service to Cuba

    05/05/2015 5:36:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | May 5, 2015 | Doreen Hemlock and Arlene Satchell
    At least four Florida companies have been approved for ferry service from the United States to Cuba. For the first time in five decades, the U.S. is allowing ferry service between Florida and Cuba.. At least four companies said they were notified Tuesday of approvals by the U.S. Treasury and Commerce departments, the first since Washington imposed a trade embargo on Cuba. Licensed were Havana Ferry Partners of Fort Lauderdale, Baja Ferries of Miami, United Caribbean Lines Florida of Greater Orlando and Airline Brokers Co. of Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
  • Obama is Giving us the Finger

    05/05/2015 5:04:50 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 13 replies
    The American Report ^ | May 5, 2015 | William Michael
    The country certainly is on fire. Whether it’s Baltimore, Maryland or Garland, Texas, anarchists are out in force. Is it spring fever? The natural warmth of the season exciting emotions so hot that they burn… well, cars and buildings. In Baltimore, rioting and destructive “protestors” took to the street after the so-called Mayor gave them license and a “space to destroy” in the city. After a night of devilish inferno, 144 cars were torched, 200+ businesses were destroyed, and 15 structures were set aflame by gangland arsonists given the reputed respectability of civil rights protesters by a fork-tongued public official....
  • Witness to Michael Brown Shooting Sues Ferguson and Darren Wilson

    05/05/2015 4:59:13 PM PDT · by don-o · 29 replies
    A witness to a police officer's fatal shooting of Michael Brown last summer in Ferguson, Missouri, has filed a lawsuit alleging that he was wrongly stopped and fired on during the encounter on a city street. The lawsuit, filed last week by Dorian Johnson, claims that the officer, Darren Wilson, fired at him and Brown as they ran away from him on Aug. 9. The lawsuit claims Wilson targeted him without probable cause. "Officer Wilson acted with either deliberate indifference and/or reckless disregard toward" Johnson, the lawsuit says. The suit also cited many of the Departmet of Justice findings, arguing...
  • “We Ain’t Choosing No Sides; We Just Choosing Our Side”: Gangs believe do better job than the police

    05/05/2015 4:10:15 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    Medium ^ | 5/2/2015 | Amy K. Nelson
    It’s a few minutes before midnight on Wednesday and I’m sharing a cigarette with a Blood and Crip at a diner 20 minutes outside of Baltimore. It’s two hours past the government-imposed curfew on this broken city and outside its margins the unlikeliest of encounters is happening. Just two days earlier, Baltimore police put out a very different version of gang unity, issuing a memo — just hours after 25-year-old Freddie Gray’s funeral — warning that the rival gangs were planning a possible attack on cops. It put the city on edge, and as violence unfolded in the afternoon as teenagers were trapped in...
  • Texas shooting: Outgunned traffic officer stopped 2 attackers

    05/05/2015 3:45:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 86 replies
    CNN ^ | May 5, 2015 | By Greg Botelho
    It wasn't a fair fight. On one side, you had two men in body armor, toting assault rifles and showing every willingness to open fire now and count their victims later. On the other, you had a security officer -- a traffic officer by day -- with a pistol. Somehow, the officer won. Authorities have not released the name of the overmatched Garland, Texas, police officer who stopped a pair of gunmen Sunday night. But they have described what he did, actions that could be characterized as equal parts skillful, heroic and miraculous. The event started, by all accounts, without...
  • Officer Charged in Gray Death Contends Arrest Was Legal

    05/05/2015 3:33:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 5, 2015 | By JULIET LINDERMAN
    One of the Baltimore police officers who arrested Freddie Gray wants the police department and prosecutor to produce a knife that was the reason for the arrest, saying in court papers that it is an illegal weapon. The motion was filed Monday by attorneys for Officer Edward Nero in Baltimore District Court. Nero is charged with second-degree assault, misconduct in office and false imprisonment — charges that can only be proven if Gray was wrongly arrested, said Andy Alperstein, a Baltimore attorney who has represented police officers but is not involved in the Gray case. If the knife was illegal,...
  • It's No Joke:Venezuela Cracks Down On Comedians (A funny thing happened on the way to Utopia.)

    05/05/2015 3:25:18 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 18 replies
    NPR ^ | 05/05/2015 | JOHN OTIS
    Laureano Márquez was performing a benefit at his old high school in the Venezuelan city of Maracay. The comedian dwelled on the absurdities of life in this oil-rich nation, where gas is cheaper than water but it's hard to find milk, toilet paper and many other everyday goods. In the supermarket, Mŕrquez said, desperate customers will steal scarce items right out of your shopping cart. "In Venezuela, you get robbed of stuff that isn't even yours yet," he said to a round of laughs. Turning serious, Marquez tells the crowd that the socialist revolution, launched 16 years ago by the...
  • Police: Intruder fatally shot after bursting into Boulder home

    05/05/2015 3:17:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    FOX31 Denver ^ | May 5, 2015 | BY CHUCK HICKEY
    A suspected home intruder was shot and killed by a homeowner Monday night after shattering a glass screen door and getting into a fight with the man. Boulder police said there were several disturbances in the neighborhood involving the suspect before the shooting. Witnesses told police the suspect had tried to break into a number of homes, “yelling at residents and banging on their doors and windows as he tried to gain entry into their houses”. A man and a woman were in the home at 98 Pima Court. Police said the couple was watching television when they heard the...
  • Somali Pirate Advocate to Speak at Clinton Foundation Event

    05/05/2015 2:43:35 PM PDT · by catnipman · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5/5/2015 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    This week’s Clinton Global Initiative conference in Morocco will feature a speech by K’naan Warsame, a prominent hip-hop artist and Somali pirate advocate. ...
  • CONGRESSMAN (Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.) SEEKS TO UNLOCK SECRET REFUGEE PROGRAM

    05/05/2015 2:39:39 PM PDT · by shove_it · 17 replies
    WND ^ | 4 May 2015 | LEO HOHMANN
    Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., has received a response to his letter demanding answers from Secretary of State John Kerry about the planned resettlement of dozens of foreign refugees in his state. But the answers failed to shed much light on the secrecy that surrounds the refugee program. The process by which cities and towns across the U.S. are selected to receive displaced persons from United Nations refugee camps remains largely a mystery. As Gowdy discovered, the city of Spartanburg, South Carolina, was approved for an infusion of 60 refugees, mostly from Syria and Africa, by its own state government headed...
  • Police Stress The Police Tribe: Code of Silence

    05/05/2015 2:34:28 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 13 replies
    realpolice.net ^ | 2015 | Staff Op Ed
    A police officer said to me, "Ninety-eight percent of the people in the world are sorry S.O.B.'s and the two percent that are good are cops." He didn't include anyone above the rank of sergeant in the two percent and only about half of them were included. An extreme statement? Yes! A unique attitude? No! That officer succinctly stated a common conclusion of a prevalent value system in police-the tribal value system in the world of police stress. Ethics in law enforcement related to police stress has become a popular topic in police literature and courses, and I am glad....
  • Coeur d'Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore 'fighting for his life'

    05/05/2015 2:29:37 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    KBOI-TV ^ | May 5, 2015 | By KBOI Web Staff
    A northern Idaho police officer was in critical condition Tuesday after being shot by a suspect who stole his patrol car, led a 125-mph chase and got dragged from under a semitrailer by a police dog and arrested, authorities said. Coeur d'Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore was shot once around 1:30 a.m. after checking on a suspicious individual in a neighborhood, Police Chief Lee White said. "He's still fighting for his life," said Sgt. Christie Wood, spokeswoman for the department. "He's very critical." Wood declined to say where Moore was shot. Moore, a 16-year veteran of the department, called dispatch...
  • Veterans Affairs Employee Stole $150,000, Spent it on Strippers and Prostitutes

    05/05/2015 2:15:09 PM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 5, 2015 | BY: Brent Scher
    A former Veterans Affairs employee who managed one of the department’s retail stores admitted that he stole $150,000 from the store and spent it on strippers, prostitutes, and gambling, according to the Justice Department.
  • “Should we get rid of all Jews?”: Megyn Kelly accuses Bill O’Reilly of “catering to the jihadis”

    05/05/2015 2:11:19 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 70 replies
    Salon ^ | 5/5/2015 | SCOTT ERIC KAUFMAN
    On “The O’Reilly Factor” last night, Megyn Kelly shamed host Bill O’Reilly for daring to criticize Pam Geller’s absolutist version of free speech, saying that he was “catering to the jihadis.” The pair were discussing the shooting of two Islamic extremists in Garland, Texas, on Sunday when O’Reilly echoed Donald Trump and claimed that Geller and the American Freedom Defense Initiative “provoked” the attempted attack. Geller and the AFDI — an organization that has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) — were “trying to make a point about the First Amendment and free speech,”...
  • The Obama Administration Could Limit Secretive Political Ads Before 2016. Will It?

    05/05/2015 2:08:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 5, 2015 | by Dana Liebelson
    Congressional Democrats are pressuring President Barack Obama's FCC to require super PACs and other secretive groups that buy political advertisements to disclose their major funders in those ads. Along with consumer advocates and a former FCC commissioner, some Democrats contend that the agency doesn't need congressional authorization to force super PAC donors to reveal their identities. But it's unclear whether the agency's top dog will have the appetite to act in the face of stiff Republican opposition. Last week, House Democrats introduced the Keeping Our Campaigns Honest (KOCH) act, a not-so-subtle jab at the billionaire Koch brothers, whose political network...
  • Boeing Gave to Clinton Causes After Hillary Steered Its Russian Contract

    05/05/2015 1:08:51 PM PDT · by drewh · 21 replies
    The Washngton Examiner ^ | MAY 5, 2015 | 7:04 AM | BY SARAH WESTWOOD
    Boeing gave heavily to the Clinton Foundation after Hillary Clinton helped it secure a major deal with a Russian airline in 2009, author Pete Schweizer noted in his book, Clinton Cash. The company was also involved in funding one of Clinton's pet projects at the State Department after the agency reportedly brushed aside ethical guidelines to secure a $2 million contribution.Boeing remains a major partner of the Clinton Foundation, supporting Clinton Global Initiative projects and donating between $1 million and $5 million to the charity. The company also gave $2 million to support the State Department's efforts to host a...
  • Bill Clinton gave 542 speeches between 2001 and 2013. He made $104.9 million.

    05/05/2015 1:05:03 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 4, 2015
    Bill Clinton has been paid $104.9 million for 542 speeches around the world between January 2001, when he left the White House, and January 2013, when Hillary stepped down as secretary of state, according to a Washington Post review of the family’s federal financial disclosures. Although slightly more than half of his appearances were in the United States, the majority of his speaking income, $56.3 million, came from foreign speeches, many of them in China, Japan, Canada and the United Kingdom, the Post review found.
  • Boston Marathon bomber's lawyer points to family dysfunction

    05/05/2015 12:59:49 PM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    Charlottesville Daily Progress ^ | Tuesday, May 5, 2015 2:47 pm | Updated: 3:15 pm, Tue May 5, | Steven Senne
    <p>Niss took the stand during the penalty phase of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial, during which the jury will decide whether the 21-year-old former college student should get the death penalty or life in prison for the 2013 bombing that killed three people and wounded more than 260. The defense told jurors earlier that both of Tsarnaev's parents were diagnosed with mental illness.</p>
  • Baltimore Police Obtained Arrest Warrant For Lunch Lady And Plumber In Death Of Freddie Gray

    05/05/2015 12:57:17 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 5, 2015 | Casey Harper
    Baltimore police accidentally obtained arrest warrants Friday for a lunch lady and plumber in connection to the death of Freddie Gray — whose passing went on to spark protests, riots and looting. [Snip] The clerical error led to a flood of calls from media and bail bondsmen. Jeremy Eldridge, the lawyer for the White who is not a police officer, said she has had visits to her house and that the mistake could have put her in real danger.
  • Unions Buy Airtime On Al Sharpton’s Show

    05/05/2015 12:48:31 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 4, 2014 | CONNOR D. WOLF
    PoliticsNation” MSNBC host Al Sharpton is in hot water for allegedly using his show to benefit labor groups that contributed to his nonprofit. In the latest development of trading his influence for cash, Sharpton appears to have used his show for the benefit of labor unions. Not only did labor leaders frequently defend their positions as guests, Sharpton played significant lip service to them.
  • Attorney General Lynch meets Gray family in Baltimore

    05/05/2015 12:47:19 PM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies
    Charlottesville Daily Progress ^ | May 5, 2015 | Jose Luis Magana
    <p>Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks with members of Congress and faith leaders at the University of Baltimore on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Baltimore. Lynch met with the family of Freddie Gray in private earlier. The FBI and the Justice Department are investigating Gray's death for potential civil rights violations.</p>
  • Attorney General Lynch Meets Gray Family in Baltimore

    05/05/2015 12:45:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 5, 2015 | By BRIAN WITTE
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch pledged Tuesday to improve the city's police department after meeting with the family of a man who was fatally injured in police custody. "We're here to hold your hands and provide support," Lynch said in a meeting with faith and community leaders, including members of Congress. The new attorney general met privately at the University of Baltimore with Freddie Gray's family, days after the state's attorney charged six police officers involved in Gray's arrest. Gray's injury in police custody and death a week later sparked protests and riots that prompted Maryland's governor to bring in the...
  • Judge expected to set new trial date for Jesse Matthew trial in Albemarle County

    05/05/2015 12:38:28 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies
    Charlottesville Daily Progress ^ | May 5, 2015 | Bill O'Leary
    Judge expected to set new trial date for Jesse Matthew trial in Albemarle County Bill O'Leary Jesse Matthew, right, confers with an attorney while appearing in court on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Fairfax, Va. Matthew, accused of abducting Hannah Graham, a University of Virginia student who was found dead last month, pleaded not guilty Friday on an unrelated sexual assault charge. Matthew, 32, is charged with attempted capital murder and other counts stemming from a September 2005 attack on a 26-year-old woman in Fairfax City. The man charged with abducting and killing a University of Virginia student is due...
  • I-81 remains closed in Botetourt after armed standoff Story

    05/05/2015 12:31:51 PM PDT · by robowombat · 16 replies
    Charlottesville Daily Progress ^ | Tuesday, May 5, 2015 1:43 pm
    I-81 remains closed in Botetourt after armed standoff Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 1:43 pm The Roanoke Times A man who engaged in a standoff with Virginia state police on Interstate 81 is dead, according to a release. A trooper stopped the driver near mile marker 161 in Botetourt County while the vehicle was going southbound at 10:20 a.m. When the trooper approached the vehicle, the unnamed driver displayed a firearm. The trooper immediately took cover. No shots were reported fired in a Tuesday morning release. Police continued attempts to contact the driver. When he remained unresponsive they, approached the...
  • Why Isn’t The Right Defending Freddie Gray?

    05/05/2015 12:31:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/05/2015 | Michael Graham
    Watching the Right’s reaction to the Freddie Gray case, I’ve had a horrible nightmare: Aliens from a distant planet—big-government, statist aliens from Planet Obama, perhaps—have snatched millions of American conservatives and replaced them with Progressive pod people. How else to explain the sudden, sweeping abandonment by my fellow conservatives of that most precious icon of our movement, the Constitution? The Grey case is a constitutional fiasco. A guy walking down the street approached by the authorities because—literally—he “looked at them?” He’s pursued, frisked, found in the legal possession of a weapon (a pocketknife) and is arrested? No crime? No theoretical...
  • Campaign On Bill's 'Gotta Pay the Bills': That's Him, We're Focused on Her

    05/05/2015 12:30:29 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hillary's campaign didn't outright hurl Bill under the bus. Even so, the former prez might be feeling a bit too close for comfort to the underside of a Greyhound. Asked by Andrea Mitchell today to comment on footage of poor ol' Bill saying he would continue to give paid speeches because he's "gotta pay our bills," senior Hillary campaign official Amanda Renteria said "that's President Clinton. We are focused on her." Whatever happened to "two for the price of one?" View the video here.
  • Clinton team struggles against family legacy

    05/05/2015 12:30:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    CNN via WPTZ-TV ^ | May 5, 2015 | By Jeff Zeleny
    (CNN) —A month after launching Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy, with every moment of her announcement video and reintroduction tour to voters carefully crafted, her campaign team now finds itself consumed by fending off a familiar, yet far more elusive, adversary: The Clinton legacy. Aides to Clinton still insist she will run the race on her own terms without distraction from whirlwinds of controversy. Yet strategists acknowledge sufficient concern by an erosion of trust and credibility that they are forcefully fighting back. One way is through a new blog, "The Briefing," which is notably not devoted to Clinton's platform for 2016,...
  • US probes possible international terror link with Texas shootings

    05/05/2015 12:28:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Channel NewsAsia ^ | May 5, 2015 | Lorna Shaddick
    US authorities have identified the two gunmen who opened fire at an anti-Islam art exhibit in Texas and were shot dead by police on Sunday (May 3), and are investigating whether the men were linked to international terror groups. US authorities have identified the two gunmen who opened fire at an anti-Islam art exhibit in Texas on Sunday (May 3). They are now investigating whether the men were linked to international terror groups. An Islamic State (IS) militant had referred to them as "brothers", in a tweet posted after the two were shot dead by police. The two men shot...
  • Frank Freshwater, Convict Who Escaped Prison, Arrested After 56 Years

    05/05/2015 12:01:38 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 17 replies
    An Ohio prison escapee on the run since the Eisenhower administration has finally been caught, Florida officials said. Frank Freshwater, 79, escaped an Ohio prison in 1959 and was caught Monday at a home in Melbourne, Florida, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office said. Freshwater, who was doing time for a probation violation related to a manslaughter conviction, was living under an alias and had worked as a truck driver. Freshwater was initially jailed at the Ohio State Reformatory, where "The Shawshank Redemption" was filmed. He was moved to a prison work farm shortly into his 20-year sentence. He took off...
  • Police charges in Freddie Gray case are incompetent at best

    05/05/2015 11:55:30 AM PDT · by don-o · 68 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 5, 2015 | Page Croyder
    Any prosecutor interested in the truth and in justice would have used all the tools at her disposal to find them. Ms. Mosby ignored them. She has one of the most experienced homicide prosecutors in the state of Maryland as chief of her homicide unit, but did not ask him to investigate. She had the police report all of one day before filing charges, her mind already made up. And she failed to make use of the grand jury to gather, probe and test the evidence before a group of average citizens. In fact, Ms. Mosby was so hasty it...
  • Scott orders up hospital finance inquiry

    05/05/2015 11:50:10 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 5-5-2015 | Gray Rohrer
    Gov. Rick Scott issues executive order to look at hospitals' books TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order Tuesday calling for a panel to look at the finances, political contributions, lobbying efforts and quality and cost of care provided at hospitals funded with taxpayer money. The Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding will consist of members appointed entirely by Scott. The move comes after a stalemate between the House and the Senate over healthcare spending led to the end of the legislative session last week without any of his priorities accomplished. Scott’s goals of $673 million in tax...
  • Wells Fargo charged with opening accounts without permission

    05/05/2015 11:36:54 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    CNN, via WCYB.com ^ | May 5, 2015 | Chris Isidore
    Wells Fargo is accused of opening up accounts and credit cards in customers' names without their authorization. The complaint charges that bank employees opened new accounts for existing customers without their authorization, in order to meet sales quotas. The employees also allegedly transferred money from customers' authorized accounts to pay fees on the unauthorized accounts. When fees on unauthorized accounts went unpaid, some customers were placed into collection. Others had negative information placed on their credit reports as a result.