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  • Confirmed: Top Saudi Officials Aided the 9/11 Jihad Plot

    07/17/2016 5:13:04 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 81 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | JULY 17, 2016 | ROBERT SPENCER
    The 28-page section of the 9/11 report detailing Saudi involvement in the September 11, 2001 jihad attacks have finally been released (albeit with substantial portions still redacted), and it is now clear why one President who held hands with the Saudi King and another who bowed to him worked so hard all these years to keep these pages secret: they confirm that the 9/11 jihad murderers received significant help from people at the highest levels of the Saudi government. The report states that Omar al-Bayoumi, who “may be a Saudi intelligence officer,” gave “substantial assistance to hijackers Khalid al-Mindhar and...
  • Calling All Free Republic Members in Northern Virginia!

    07/16/2016 6:12:00 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 7 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | July 14, 2016
    Fairfax County Public Schools Transgender Policy: Protest July 21 outside Gatehouse Administration Center -- 8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA ... On Thursday, July 21, the Fairfax County School Board will discuss the new transgender "guidelines" which will go into effect in fall 2016. The "guidelines" include language which could eviscerate free speech for FCPS students, both in and out of school. It also opens up private facilities such as restrooms, showers, and locker rooms to anyone, regardless of biological gender, as long as the person claims to "identify" with the gender that the facility serves. Unlike the regular meeting,...
  • Sign the petition to repeal the FCPS destructive transgender policy!

    Recently, Fairfax County parents started a petition urging the school board to reconsider their reckless and politically motivated "nondiscrimination" policy, which opens up previously private and gender-segregated facilities such as bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers to anyone, regardless of biological gender. I think that this petition is slightly moderate (a person cannot biologically change their gender), but the parents who created this petition are definitely right in that the policy is severely flawed. The petition is available at this link: https://www.change.org/p/school-board-for-fairfax-county-public-schools-respect-all-student-rights-in-the-fcps-gender-identity-non-discrimination-policy
  • Criticism of Transgender Agenda Will Get Virginia Students Expelled

    06/10/2016 4:42:50 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 62 replies
    Youths in Fairfax County, Virginia, can now be disciplined and even expelled from school for criticizing the intrusive and aggressive transgender ideology. The transgender change in school regulations was imposed last night during a dramatic board meeting where only 12 pro-trans witnesses were invited to testify. The board members met on Thursday night only after being informed the night before that the discipline change would be considered. No opposing voices were allowed to be heard, parents were relegated to shouting opposition from the seats and some were ejected from the meeting.
  • I go to a competitive high school in surburbia. The stress is killing me.

    03/29/2016 6:35:00 AM PDT · by detective · 80 replies
    MSN News ^ | MARCH 29, 2016 | Ethan Brown
    We just want you to have a good senior year!" I hardly heard the words leave my guidance counselor's mouth as I stumbled out of her office. I could barely walk back to my classroom without collapsing. I tried to process what just happened and to make sense of the fear inside me. No such luck. I was a mess of emotions, held together haphazardly by black coffee and teenage angst.
  • Three students arrested on drug, bomb charges at George Mason University

    03/22/2016 6:15:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 22, 2016
    Court documents say three students at George Mason University have been arrested after alleged bomb-making materials were found in a dorm room. [Snip] Search warrants say police found a leafy green substance, match books, shaved match heads, a mortar and pedestal, lighter fluid, hand sanitizer candles and a PVC pipe.
  • Montgomery school scores, rankings fall on Weast's watch(liberals destroy schools)

    01/03/2010 8:29:38 AM PST · by detective · 21 replies · 775+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 3, 2010 | Leah Fabel
    In 10 years on the job, Montgomery County Superintendent Jerry Weast has watched graduation rates slip, SAT scores decline and the racial achievement gap linger. His school system — once hailed as the best in the Washington area and among the top in the nation — has fallen by some measures in comparison with its neighbors in Fairfax County, Howard and Calvert counties.
  • I visited the NRA’s crappy gun propaganda museum(yeah, crappy!From last Oct.)

    02/20/2016 8:02:19 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies
    deathandtaxesmag.com ^ | 10/6/2015 | Joe Veix
    On the first floor of NRA headquarters, a large glass and steel building that looms over I-66 in the ambivalent suburbs of Fairfax, Virginia, exists the National Firearms Museum. It is free and open to the public. After a brief visit, I highly recommend that instead of ever going to the museum, you do what roughly 19,000 responsible gun owners do each year and shoot yourself. It’d be far less painful. The museum was initially built in 1935 and moved to Fairfax in 1998. Allegedly, it "details and examines the nearly 700-year history of firearms with a special emphasis on...
  • Spike in homicides linked to MS-13 ("Illegals")

    01/14/2016 5:51:19 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 07 2016 | By: Alexandra Limon
    WASHINGTON - Local police departments are concerned about a spike in homicides in our area linked to the notorious and dangerous MS-13 gang. At least seven recent murders in the region have confirmed ties to MS-13, and there are two other cases with possible links to the gang known for its brutality. "The spike, if you would call it, occurred at the end of the year. So there were a number of cases right at the end of 2015, and that's concerning because you don't want to see that carry over into 2016," said Capt. Darren Francke of the Montgomery...
  • Fearing anger from Trump voters, Va. school district may close for the primary

    01/12/2016 3:07:45 PM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 15 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/11/16 | Antonio Olivo
    Officials in Virginia’s largest jurisdiction want to close public schools during the Super Tuesday presidential primary elections, saying they fear supporters of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump could cause mayhem at the polls. The concerns stem mainly from a Republican Party of Virginia requirement that the March 1 primary voters affirm they are Republicans before voting for a presidential candidate.
  • Vanity about Property Taxes in Fairfax Co Virginia

    12/07/2015 4:00:33 PM PST · by Perdogg · 57 replies
    I closed on my house on July 1st, 2015. At the time of closing I paid some taxes, but I paid my property taxes through my escrow account. I got a bill from Fairfax Co for half of year taxes. I don't think I would be taxed for the time I did not live in my House, correct?
  • House Democrats Attend Service at Virginia Mosque ‘In Solidarity With American Muslims’

    12/05/2015 1:06:23 PM PST · by Blue Turtle · 82 replies
    A group of House Democrats attended a prayer service at a Northern Virginia mosque on Friday and expressed their solidarity with the country’s Muslims. “We don’t all have the Donald Trump version of Muslims in America,” Beyer, who encouraged other House members to attend services at mosques across the country, said while at Dar al-Hijrah Friday.
  • Democrats to Attend Prayer Service at Radical Mosque: Former home of 9/11 terrorists mentor

    12/04/2015 1:29:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/04/2015 | Adam Kredo
    Democratic lawmakers are planning to attend prayer services at a Washington-area mosque that has been accused of acting as a front for Hamas and that served as the home of terrorist spiritual leader Anwar al-Awlaki, who reportedly mentored two of the 9/11 hijackers. On the heels of a deadly mass shooting by two Muslim individuals in San Bernardino, California, a group of Democratic lawmakers said they would attend Friday prayer services at the Dar al-Hijrah Mosque in Virginia, which has been linked to the financing of terrorists and where al-Awlaki served as the spiritual leader. The Democrats set to attend...
  • Dems to worship at mosque with ties to terrorists

    12/04/2015 8:26:21 AM PST · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12-4-15 | PETE KASPEROWICZ
    A handful of House Democrats will meet early Friday afternoon at the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, a Northern Virginia mosque that has controversial ties to terrorists who have engaged in terrorist acts against the United States. For example, it was widely reported that some of the Sept. 11, 2001 hijackers attended the mosque, and that Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan worshipped there. Anwar al-Awlaki, who the U.S. government believes was a recruiter for Islamic terrorists, was an imam, or a prayer leader, at the mosque. Still, Democratic Reps. Don Beyer of Virginia, Keith Ellison of Minnesota, and Joe Crowley of...
  • Hausfeld Announces Early Victory in Virginia Hot Lanes Class Action

    11/03/2015 9:11:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Globe Newswire ^ | November 2, 2015 | Hausfeld
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 02, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hausfeld, a global plaintiffs’ law firm, announced today that the judge overseeing Brown, et al. v. Transurban USA, Inc., et al., No. 15-cv-494 (E.D. Va.), the Honorable James C. Cacheris, has largely denied the Defendants’ motions to dismiss the pending class action case. The plaintiffs in the case alleges that the I-495 and I-95/I-395 HOT Lanes operator (Transurban) and its debt-collection agents (Faneuil, Inc. and Law Enforcement Systems, LLC (“LES”)) violated state and federal law by assessing and seeking to collect crippling administrative fees and penalties for allegedly missed tolls. Drivers who use...
  • Virginia Election Thread - Discussion and Results

    11/03/2015 4:02:05 AM PST · by Perdogg · 92 replies
    11.03.2015
    Virginia Election Thread - Discussion and Results
  • Fairfax County Public Schools Sues Judicial Watch To Keep “Transgender” Policy Records Secret...

    11/02/2015 6:28:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 2, 2015
    Full title: Fairfax County Public Schools Sues Judicial Watch To Keep “Transgender” Policy Records Secret before Key Election Fairfax County School Board Hires Private Law Firm, Court Today Questions Lawsuit as “Form over Substance” (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on Friday, October 30, the Fairfax County School Board sued Judicial Watch rather than turn over records prior to Election Day concerning a controversial change in policy accommodating “transgender” students. The board filed suit in the Circuit Court of Fairfax County, Virginia ( Fairfax County Public Schools v. Judicial Watch, Inc. (No. 2015 14395)). At a calendar hearing...
  • Six injured in chemistry classroom fire at Woodson High School in Fairfax

    10/30/2015 10:15:51 AM PDT · by bigdaddy45 · 28 replies
    Five students and a teacher were injured Friday morning in a chemistry classroom fire at W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax County, school district officials said. Fairfax County school and fire officials said the students were injured seriously enough to be taken to the hospital, two of them flown by helicopter to Washington Hospital Center in the District. The two are in “serious condition” but do not have life-threatening injuries, according to Chief Richard Bowers of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. Three others were taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital. The classroom teacher suffered minor burns, according to fire...
  • Fairfax Republicans: If this doesn't make you mad ...

    10/27/2015 6:56:33 AM PDT · by EDINVA · 12 replies
    Fairfax County Republican Committee email ^ | 10-27-2015 | Fairfax County Republican Committe
    The following is an email from the Chairman of the Fairfax County Republican Committee (chairman@fairfaxgop.org) Fairfax Republicans: We know we need big changes on the Fairfax County School Board - in case you didn't have enough reasons already, here is one more: Fairfax County teachers are making information about Democratic candidates and local Democratic Party activities available to students, without providing information about our candidates and our activities. Hard to believe isn't it? Here are two examples that happened just this fall: The Blackboard page for a 12th grade US Government class at Woodson High School was used to tell...
  • NOVA Firearms Faces Backlash For Location Near School [DC-Northern Virginia]

    10/08/2015 7:22:42 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 20 replies
    WMAL.com ^ | October 7, 2015 | Isbella Diaz
    The McLean Citizens Association (MCA) Board will have a meeting Wednesday evening to discuss the current predicament involving a new gun shop and a local elementary school. Franklin Sherman Elementary School is located right behind the newly-opened NOVA Firearms in McLean. Local community members started protesting the gun store soon after its open. Some parents claim they are even pulled their kids out of school as a result of threats they received because of the protests. NOVA Firearms owner James Gates said the shop officially opened up about two weeks ago to about 120 protesters. Even so, Gates said the...
  • ISIS releases ‘Kill List’ of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 173 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released ‘Kill List’, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....
  • Ex-Fairfax officer who shot and killed unarmed man denied bail, faints in courtroom

    08/23/2015 11:54:33 AM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 19, 2015 | Justin Jouvenal
    Commonwealth’s Attorney Raymond F. Morrogh argued against bond, telling a Fairfax County Circuit Court judge that Torres was upset before the shooting and had told supervisors that his wife had cheated on him and traveled to Hawaii with a boyfriend. On another occasion, Morrogh said Torres had been sent home from work because he was “upset and disoriented.” Morrogh also said Torres went home sick one day, but supervisors later learned that he was spending time with family.
  • Virginia School Board Votes to Teach Seventh Graders about ‘Gender Identity’

    07/02/2015 11:15:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 2, 2015 | 10:14 AM EDT | Lauretta Brown
    Beginning in seventh grade, public school students in the Virginia suburbs outside Washington, D.C., will be taught about “sexual orientation terms,” including heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality—“and the gender identity term transgender,” according to a newly adopted sex education curriculum. The Fairfax County School Board voted last week to adopt the controversial new “Family Life Education Curriculum.” The meeting was crowded with angry parents, many of whom spoke out against the sudden changes. …
  • Virginia School District To Ditch Biology For ‘Sexual Fluidity’

    05/30/2015 8:03:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 50 replies
    federalist.com ^ | 5.29.2015 | Nicole Russell
    The year was 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren’t only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else.”— Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. One of the nation’s largest, sharpest, and wealthiest school systems, Fairfax County, has announced a bright, new idea (to take effect in 2016) that will directly influence district students in grades seven through twelve. It’s not a faster way to learn math, a more creative way to write stories, or a better...
  • Call it 'gender fluidity': Schools to teach kids there's no such thing as boys or girls

    05/16/2015 2:15:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 15, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    One of the nation’s largest public school systems is preparing to include gender identity to its classroom curriculum, including lessons on sexual fluidity and spectrum – the idea that there’s no such thing as 100 percent boys or 100 percent girls. Fairfax County Public Schools released a report recommending changes to their family life curriculum for grades 7 through 12. The changes, which critics call radical gender ideology, will be formally introduced next week. “The larger picture is this is really an attack on nature itself – the created order,” said Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council. “Human beings...
  • Students in Virginia Will be Taught that “There’s No Such Thing as Boys or Girls”

    05/16/2015 10:28:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 69 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | May 16, 2015 | John S. Roberts
    This, at its most basic level, is disgusting and reprehensible.We know how far America – and the Left in particular – have strayed from religion. It’s really sad, and if the trend continues, will ultimately lead to our demise.Ask yourself, why is radical Islam so strong at the moment? The answer: religion.No matter how much radical Islamists have distorted the Quran, religion remains a main tenet of their teachings. In the U.S. today, you can’t turn on a TV show anymore without seeing at least one homosexual character, no doubt because Hollywood liberals want you to believe that out of every 10...
  • Virginia Schools Want to Ban Zeroes, Focus More on "Classroom Effort"

    03/21/2015 12:52:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    The threat of failing may no longer be such a consequence for underperforming students in some Virginia schools. Why? School administrators in the city of Fairfax are prepared to ban zeroes to spare students’ feelings. In Montgomery County, students cannot be given a score lower than 50 percent “unless they did not actually do the assignment or put in effort to do it,” said schools spokesman Dana Tofig. In Loudoun County, the grading practices regarding zeros varies school to school, said spokesman Wayde Byard. Starting as early as this year, grades in northern Virginia could have more of an emphasis on...
  • CIA HEADQUARTERS IN LANGLEY REPORTEDLY ON LOCKDOWN

    02/15/2015 12:37:05 AM PST · by lowbridge · 120 replies
    breitbart ^ | february 14, 2015
    According to accounts from a McLean, Virginia resident, the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia are on lockdown for an unknown reason. Photos provided to Breitbart News show the entrance from the road barred and police tape around the perimeter. Patrol cars were reportedly on hand as well. The local resident also stated that the rear entrance to the facility was also blocked.
  • We are Charlie, indeed! 22 Islamic terror camps in U.S.

    01/21/2015 10:11:56 AM PST · by Perseverando · 43 replies
    WND ^ | January 13, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Groups fly under radar as Congress seems unconcerned Last week’s brazen attack by a “home-grown” terrorist cell in France that targeted the staff of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has sparked renewed interest in potential cells operating inside the United States. And there are many. The FBI is aware of at least 22 paramilitary Islamic communes in the U.S., operated by the shadowy Pakistan-based group Jamaat al-Fuqra and its main U.S. front group, Muslims of the Americas. With U.S. headquarters in Islamberg, New York, the group headed by Pakistani cleric Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani operates communes in mostly remote areas of...
  • Code Pink protesters arrested outside Dick Cheney’s Va. home

    01/11/2015 4:02:08 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1-11-15 | Jessica Chasmar
    Two protesters affiliated with the antiwar groups Code Pink and Witness Against Torture were arrested Saturday morning outside the home of former Vice President Dick Cheney in McLean, Virginia. The protesters were inside Mr. Cheney’s fenced property when police arrived, “and the homeowners said they were not allowed to be there,” said Fairfax County police spokesman Roger Henriquez, a local Fox affiliate reported. “Police asked them to leave or face trespassing charges.” Tighe Barry, 57, and Eve Tetaz, 83, were arrested after refusing to leave the property, police said. Police did not know whether the former vice president was home...
  • Virginia Voting Machines

    11/04/2014 8:35:02 AM PST · by fruser1 · 61 replies
    Self | 11/4/2014 | Self
    Just voted in Fairfax county. Machine takes ballot and simply indicates that I voted. It doesn't provide any indication of how it actually scanned my ballot so as far as I know, I could've just voted for Dr.Doolittle. Sounds like good potential for electronic voting fraud here.
  • Fairfax County seeks ways to address overcrowded housing issue

    09/06/2014 7:13:04 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Washington Post/AP ^ | 21 July 2014 | Antonio Olivo
    Fairfax County has struggled for years to find a way to address such overcrowding, with county inspectors repeatedly citing homes for having too many families living in them, and planners and lawmakers searching for ways to promote more modest, affordable housing in a community filled with spacious single-family homes and McMansions. So far, it has been an uphill battle. The county Planning Commission is expected to recommend Wednesday that the Board of Supervisors stop considering a proposed amendment to zoning laws that would have fostered the creation of more studio apartments in Fairfax. By allowing developers to build single-occupancy studios...
  • Fraud: Virginia County Finds 17 Repeat Voters From 2012 Election

    08/26/2014 12:41:35 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8-26-14 | Cortney O'Brien
    Virginia County officials have discovered multiple instances of voter fraud from the 2012 presidential election. Seventeen to be exact. The Virginia Voters Alliance and Election Integrity Maryland launched the investigation in Fairfax County, Va. and Maryland. Here's how they revealed the fraud and pursued a follow up inquiry: Officials from Fairfax and Montgomery County, Md., identified dual voters by matching first and last names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers. Brian Schoenemann, secretary of the Fairfax County Electoral Board, said he sent letters and evidence to county Commonwealth Attorney Ray Morrogh, state Attorney General Mark Herring, U.S. Attorney Dana...
  • Fairfax County gets challenge on 14,500 DUAL REGISTERED voters

    08/22/2014 11:13:03 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 32 replies
    Vanity
    MEDIA CONTACT: Josh Baumgartner 703.766.4467 info@fairfaxgop.org The fight for the integrity of the election process and against election fraud took a big step forward Wednesday in Fairfax. The General Registrar for Fairfax County, Ms. Cameron Quinn, was presented with a challenge to the registration of over 14,500 voters in Fairfax County. The challenge was based upon information showing that those voters are registered to vote in both Fairfax County and Maryland. The challenge was made by Mr. Reagan George, President of the Virginia Voters Alliance (VVA), on behalf of himself and three other residents of Fairfax County, under the provisions...
  • The True Story of Ebola in Reston, Virginia

    08/06/2014 5:35:41 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 21 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | August 5, 2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    In October 1989 people in the community of Reston, Virginia went about their daily lives not realizing that a serious crisis was developing right in their back yards that would not be entirely resolved until March 1990. It was a serious calamity that could have wiped out the entire population. This dire emergency was described twenty years ago by Richard Preston in his non-fiction book, “The Hot Zone.” The “hot zone” refers to an “area that contains lethal, infectious organisms” also dubbed “hot agent,” an “extremely lethal virus, potentially airborne.” (Richard Preston, The Hot Zone, Random House, New York, 1994,...
  • The True Story of Ebola in Reston, Virginia

    08/04/2014 1:37:01 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 54 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/04/14 | Ileana Johnson
    In October 1989 people in the community of Reston, Virginia went about their daily lives not realizing that a serious crisis was developing right in their back yards that would not be entirely resolved until March 1990. It was a serious calamity that could have wiped out the entire population. This dire emergency was described twenty years ago by Richard Preston in his non-fiction book, “The Hot Zone.” The “hot zone” refers to an “area that contains lethal, infectious organisms” also dubbed “hot agent,” an “extremely lethal virus, potentially airborne.” (Richard Preston, The Hot Zone, Random House, New York, 1994,...
  • Reston, VA Woman Among 3 Arrested for Funding Terrorist Group

    07/23/2014 12:17:51 PM PDT · by cocomac · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/23/14
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WJLA) - A Reston, Virginia resident is among three that have been arrested for funding an overseas terrorist group that partners with al-Qa'ida, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday. The suspects are accused of providing material support including money to al-Shabaab, a "designated foreign terrorist organization that is conducting a violent insurgency campaign in Somalia," DOJ officials said in a statement. In addition to the three arrested, officials said there are two more suspects being sought in Kenya and Somalia. Officials on Wednesday arrested Muna Osman Jama, 34, in her home in Reston. Also arrested were Hinda...
  • Sandy Hook ‘truther’ caught in Virginia with signs stolen from playgrounds built...

    06/03/2014 1:01:28 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 130 replies
    Daily News ^ | May 30, 2014 | Sasha Goldstein
    A demented Sandy Hook “truther” was arrested Friday in Virginia after he stole signs from playgrounds in New Jersey and Connecticut that were dedicated to tiny victims of the Newtown school massacre, police say. Andrew David Truelove, 28, lifted a sign May 6 from a Mystic, Conn., playplace dedicated to 7-year-old Grace McDonnell and also took a sign from the playground made for Chase Kowalski, also 7, in Mantoloking, N.J. He called the parents of both children after the thefts and told them the shooting was a hoax and that their children never existed. Cops in Stonington, Conn., got a...
  • New Legislation to Restrict Guests in Private Homes

    05/06/2014 8:05:22 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 44 replies
    Mad World News ^ | 5/6/2014 | COREY BARROW
    Law makers in Fairfax County, Va., want to limit how many guests you can have in your private home and how frequent they can visit. This sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen. The proposed amendment, which was first presented to the Board of Supervisors on Feb. 18, would prohibit any gatherings “exceeding forty-nine people in one day [from occurring] more frequently than three times in any forty day period.” They also want to add more specific language to define “a permissible ‘group assembly’” The county’s official website claims that there is a good reason behind the proposed amendment. The...
  • Fairfax aims to downsize home assemblies

    05/06/2014 4:10:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | May 5, 2014 | Kenric Ward
    FAIRFAX, Va. – A plan to ban “frequent and large gatherings at neighborhood homes” is a lawsuit waiting to happen, a Fairfax County supervisor predicts.Officials will get an idea Wednesday when public-comment hearings begin in Virginia’s most populous county.“I believe the county is risking a lawsuit and/or a constitution challenge by interfering with peoples’ right to assemble,” Supervisor Pat Herrity said in a statement.The proposed zoning ordinance limits “group assembly” at residences to 49 people a day. Such gatherings “shall not occur more frequently than three times in any 40-day period.”County officials say they have received complaints about group meetings...
  • Virginia proposal would limit size of gatherings at private homes

    05/05/2014 5:41:26 AM PDT · by don-o · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 5, 2014 | Kenric Ward
    A plan to ban "frequent and large gatherings at neighborhood homes" is a lawsuit waiting to happen, a Fairfax County supervisor predicts. Officials will get an idea Wednesday when public-comment hearings begin in Virginia's most populous county. "I believe the county is risking a lawsuit and/or a constitution challenge by interfering with peoples' right to assemble," Supervisor Pat Herrity said in a statement. The proposed zoning ordinance limits "group assembly" at residences to 49 people a day. Such gatherings "shall not occur more frequently than three times in any 40-day period."
  • Local Anti-Human Trafficking Law Enforcement Efforts Around Virginia

    03/18/2014 5:28:10 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 7 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | March 18, 2014 | Shelby Mertens and Kate Miller
    Data from the Polaris Project and other research studies indicate human trafficking in Virginia primarily takes place in the urban areas of state. Studies suggest northern Virginia, Richmond and the Hampton Roads region experience the most trafficking. The Virginia Free Citizen reached out to local law enforcement officials in these areas to investigate the presence of human trafficking in Virginia and their anti-human trafficking efforts. Last week we reported on Virginia’s statewide efforts. Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force Receives $1 Million Grant to Combat Human Trafficking Detective Bill Woolf, with the Fairfax County Police Department, said human trafficking is...
  • Fairfax schools finds seven felons among employees, including heroin smuggler

    01/27/2014 4:24:26 PM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/27/2014 | T. Rees Shapiro and Justin Jouvenal
    Fairfax County Public Schools has discovered the administration mistakenly hired seven employees who were convicted felons, including a high school teacher who was once part of an international drug ring. School officials uncovered the mistake during a comprehensive search of hiring records that began in 2012 after a Madison High School special education teacher inquired if her previous conviction for helping to smuggle heroin into the United States would stall her promotion. That teacher, Deilia Butler, had joined Fairfax schools in 2006. She had admitted truthfully that she was a convicted felon on her paper application. So did the other...
  • Jennifer Wexton wins Virginia Senate special election to succeed Mark Herring

    01/21/2014 8:57:28 PM PST · by Coronal · 64 replies
    LoudounTimes ^ | Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 | Trevor Baratko
    Democrat Jennifer Wexton bested two veteran Loudoun County politicians Tuesday night to earn a seat in the Senate of Virginia and almost assuredly give Virginia Democrats majority power in Richmond for the first time since 2009. Ms. Wexton's victory over Republican John Whitbeck and former Republican state Del. Joe May, running his Senate race as an independent, caps a momentous two months for Democrats in Virginia, whom last November swept the top three offices in the commonwealth – the governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general posts – for the first time in two decades.
  • Immigration Protesters Chain Together Outside ICE Office in Fairfax

    12/16/2013 12:32:16 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    CBS DC ^ | CBSDC/AP
    FAIRFAX, Va. (CBSDC/AP) – Nine people were arrested during a protest outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in northern Virginia on Monday morning, authorities say. The nine were among a group of about 60 protesters who formed a human chain Monday outside the ICE building in Fairfax County. County police told the group they had a right to protest but would be arrested if they blocked the road. Carolina Velez with the Richmond-based Wayside Center for Popular Education tells The Associated Press that the protesters lay across the roadway to protest an increase in deportations to nearly 400,000 annually...
  • EDITORIAL: The art of stealing elections

    12/16/2013 3:09:26 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-15-13 | Editorial Board
    Stealing elections is an old game politicians play. Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th president, got to the U.S. Senate in 1948 by “winning” the closest race in Texas history by a margin of 87 votes out of more than a million cast. An election judge in tiny Alice, Texas, said he counted more than 200 names on the voting roll for Box 13 that were written in alphabetic succession in the same hand, same color of ink. When a federal court subpoenaed Box 13, it was discovered to be “lost.” LBJ took his seat in the Senate. Voting machines were...
  • DC Metro’s Silver Line is coming to Tysons, but don’t look for lots of new commuter parking

    11/28/2013 3:46:04 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 41 replies
    Washingtonpost.com ^ | By Lori Aratani
    Fairfax County residents have watched cranes and bulldozers rip up roads and disrupt commutes for the dramatic aerial structures that will carry Metro’s newest rail line through Tysons Corner and into Reston. Now that the Silver Line is about to open, many potential riders have one simple question: Where do we park? The answer: You probably don’t. Fairfax officials did not include parking garages at the four Silver Line stations in Tysons. That decision has been cheered by “smart growth” advocates, but residents are concerned that their streets will become de facto Metro parking lots. And some potential Silver Line...
  • Reston man runs up $202,000 bill driving through E-ZPass gates without paying

    11/25/2013 3:32:00 AM PST · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/25/2013 | Tom Jackman
    So what happens when you repeatedly drive through one of those E-ZPass gates without paying? On the Dulles Toll Road, Reston’s Jason R. Bourcier decided to find out. He told NBC4′s Chris Gordon that “a friend told him that when the toll booths were unmanned after 11:30 p.m., you could use the road without paying.” Boy was that friend wrong.Bourcier, 33, received a bill for $202,000 (!). Not all of that was for tolls. Some was for the fines for not paying the tolls, which is $500 for the fourth and subsequent offense, and some was for administrative fees. Bourcier told...
  • Democrat Herring widens lead over Republican Obenshain in Va.’s nail-biting race for AG

    11/13/2013 7:52:12 AM PST · by Kenny · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 12 | Associated Press
    Democrat Mark R. Herring widened his lead Tuesday over Republican Mark R. Obenshain in Virginia’s nail-biting race for attorney generalWith Herring up by 163 votes over Obenshain, the Democrat declared himself the victor, while Obenshain refused to concede. He said he will wait for the State Board of Elections to certify the Virginia-wide vote on Nov. 25. “Voters in Virginia have spoken, their voices have been heard and I am honored to have won their votes and their trust to become Virginia’s next attorney general,” Herring said in a statement. While the vote was close, he said, “Virginians have chosen...
  • Reston Man Charged in Shooting

    10/20/2013 8:18:45 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    fairfaxcounty.gov ^ | October 19, 2013 | Fairfax County Police Department
    Reston Police District – A 17-year-old Reston boy is in the hospital in life-threatening condition after sustaining a gunshot wound on Friday, October 18. Police were called to a home in the 2200 block of Marginella Drive at around 10:15 a.m. for a report of a person who had been shot. The injured person was flown to the hospital and police began their investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the injury. Detectives identified the teen and are following up on numerous leads and pieces of information. Police are still determining all of the circumstances surrounding the incident and whether or...