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  • If GOP establishment picks Jeb Bush for 2016, conservatives should bolt for another party

    12/26/2014 7:20:12 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 170 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 12/26/2014 | Jon E Dougherty
    Some conservative political analysts have opined that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced recently that he was further exploring his options to run for the GOP presidential nomination as a means of pre-empting all other potential GOP candidates. Many of the same analysts say there was an additional, not-so-subtle message, and it was aimed primarily at conservatives: ‘Don’t bother running; the monied GOP interests (i.e. the donor class) have spoken and Jeb Bush is who they want.’ Over the Christmas holidays I have had a number of people ask my opinion about Bush, and what I have told them, essentially,...
  • The Strange Source of Our Cuba Policy

    12/21/2014 6:56:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    For a long time, the U.S. ostracism of Cuba has been like the vintage American cars on the streets of Havana: obsolete but imperishable. It didn't topple the Castro government, didn't force human rights progress and didn't unite the world behind us. Yet failure was no enemy of longevity. There are many reasons for its endurance. But if you're parceling out responsibility, you have to start with a curious invention of the founding fathers that we know as the Electoral College. Without it, our Cuba policy never would have persisted for so many years -- which is a reminder that...
  • Former Fla. gov. Crist on reopening Cuba ties

    12/24/2014 7:02:04 AM PST · by shove_it · 19 replies
    SeeBSnews ^ | 17 Dec 2014
    Florida has long been the home of a large Cuban-American community. The issue of American-Cuban relations is a major issue in the state. Charlie Crist, Florida's former governor, joined CBSN on Wednesday to discuss how President Obama's move to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba will impact the state. According to Crist, the economic impact will be significant because the easing of restrictions on the island will spur redevelopment. Former Florida gov. Charlie Crist GETTY IMAGES "You talk about housing changes, schooling, infrastructure, the natural launching pad for much of that redevelopment is the state of Florida," Crist said. Cuba is...
  • Florida Becomes 3rd Largest State Following California and Texas, New York Drops to 4th;

    12/26/2014 10:35:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    The US census bureau reports Florida Passes New York to Become the Nation’s Third Most Populous State I added the dashed red line to show the stagnation in Illinois. The Bureau Reports .... By adding an average of 803 new residents each day between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014, Florida passed New York to become the nation’s third most populous state, according to U.S. Census Bureau state population estimates released today. Florida’s population grew by 293,000 over this period, reaching 19.9 million. The population of New York increased by 51,000 to 19.7 million. California remained the nation’s most...
  • Florida Leaves New York Behind in Its Rear-View Mirror

    12/26/2014 6:33:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/26/2014 | John Fund
    It’s official. Florida is the nation’s third-largest state with 19.7 million people. It surpassed New York this month by adding an average of 803 new residents every day as opposed to New York’s 140. Contrary to the stereotype, sun-seeking seniors aren’t the main drivers of Florida’s population growth. James Johnson, a business professor at the University of North Carolina, told the AP that Florida’s powerful economic engine is driving its growth: “I think it’s going to be for the 21st century what California or New York was for the 20th century.” As the James Madison Institute reports, Florida’s growth is...
  • Police: 9 shot at Miami basketball court during drive-by [Sharpton Says Nothing]

    12/26/2014 6:26:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    WFLX-TV ^ | 12/23/14
    Police say nine people who were playing basketball at a Miami park have been injured, one critically, in a drive-by shooting. Miami-Dade police were still searching for the shooter Tuesday morning. They say they don't yet have a motive for the Monday afternoon shooting at Arcola Lakes Park. Authorities say a car approached the courts and a passenger opened fire. Police say a 16-year-old boy was struck in the head....
  • Jeb Bush, Jr. Endorses Huntsman

    08/10/2011 9:49:54 AM PDT · by feralcat · 40 replies
    Presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman has snagged an endorsement in a key battleground state - Jeb Bush Jr, the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Rumors of a "major" announcement from the Huntsman campaign have been circulating through Florida for days, leading many to speculate that the former governor himself would throw his weight behind Huntsman. It was his 28-year-old son, however, who accepted a position with the campaign and detailed his support in a statement released Wednesday.
  • Jeb Bush Vs. Ted Cruz

    12/23/2014 9:41:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 24, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announced his intention to "actively explore" a run for president. That announcement spurred spasms of joy in some segments of the Republican Party who have been itching for an effective counter to the enthusiasm of the grassroots right. Those Republicans -- largely coastal donors who scorn social conservatives as rubes, and shun the supposed fiscal extremism of the tea party -- have been searching for a candidate who will buck the base on immigration, who doesn't mind hand-in-glove corporatism, and who, most of all, feels the same way they do about the grassroots....
  • America, F— Yeah! All the right people are offended by Orlando's newest tourist attraction

    12/24/2014 8:18:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/24/2014 | STEPHEN GREEN
    Via LibertyUnyielding.com: A new Orlando-area tourist attraction has opened up to add to the long list of other theme parks. But it’s unlike anything you’ll fins at Disney World, Universal Studiosm or Sea World. It’s called Machine Gun America.It allows participants to fire live ammunition from fully automatic weapons. “Everybody has something they always wanted to try,” General Manager Bruce Nierenberg told local CBS affiliate WTSP Channel 10 News. “This would be on people’s bucket list to try it and have a new experience.” If you think that’s awesome — which it is — wait until you get to...
  • NY Times: 'There Can Never Be A Justification For Any Lethal Assault On An Unarmed Man'

    12/05/2014 5:58:11 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 80 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    There is some good debate and conversation happening in the wake of the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases. But there is also plenty of nonsense. Consider this gem from the New York Times editorial of this morning about police arrests: "there can never be a justification for any lethal assault on an unarmed man." How absurd. In Ferguson, there is evidence that Michael Brown was attempting to wrest the officer's gun away. Should Darren Wilson have waited until Brown was successful before defending himself? Whatever the facts from Staten Island, if a single officer finds himself in a struggle...
  • 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...
  • Eastern Air Lines Is Back After Being Gone For Over 20 Years

    12/24/2014 1:54:09 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Dec. 22, 2014, 3:47 PM | Luis Linares, Airways News
    Nearly 24 years after the original Eastern shut down on Jan. 18, 1991, the new Eastern Air Lines welcomed home its first new aircraft on Dec. 19. Ex-Kenya Airways Boeing 737-800 “The Spirit of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker,” N276EA, arrived from Shannon, Ireland (SNN), via Portsmouth, New Hampshire (PSN), into the airline’s base at Miami International Airport at 3:13 p.m. local time on Runway 8R to a water-cannon salute. The fanfare reached far beyond that of a traditional airline launch, particularly in Miami. Miami was the original Eastern’s headquarters, and the carrier was the city’s largest employer from the mid-1970s until...
  • 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...
  • Satanic Display at Florida Capitol Damaged

    12/23/2014 10:50:35 PM PST · by balch3 · 121 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 23,2014 | BRENDAN FARRINGTON
    Susan Hemeryck, 54, tried removing the display Tuesday, and when the Capitol Police told her she couldn't, she began ripping it apart. She was arrested and charged with criminal mischief. The display had been erected as a satire by an atheist group to counter a nativity scene, which was taken down the day the Satanic Temple installed theirs. "It's just wrong, when you remove baby Jesus two days before Christmas and put Satan in his place ? that just can't happen. I couldn't allow it to happen," said Hemeryck, who said she was wearing a shirt that said "Catholic Warrior"...
  • Florida Passes New York to Become the Nation’s Third Most Populous State, Census Bureau Reports

    12/23/2014 10:56:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Census Bureau ^ | December 23, 2014 | Staff
    By adding an average of 803 new residents each day between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014, Florida passed New York to become the nation’s third most populous state, according to U.S. Census Bureau state population estimates released today. Florida’s population grew by 293,000 over this period, reaching 19.9 million. The population of New York increased by 51,000 to 19.7 million. California remained the nation’s most populous state in 2014, with 38.8 million residents, followed by Texas, at 27.0 million. Although the list of the 10 most populous states overall was unchanged, two other states did change positions, as...
  • U.S. brokered deal to help wife of Cuban spy become pregnant through artificial insemination

    12/23/2014 9:55:33 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | December 23, 2014 | Kathleen Reuschle
    Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) was traveling back and forth to Cuba in secret negotiations to try and secure a release for American prisoner Alan Gross when a woman approached him with an impassioned plea: she wanted a child and she needed his help. The woman, the wife of one of the Cuban spies imprisoned in the U.S. on espionage charges, was in her early 40s and said she was almost out of time. According to Tim Rieser, Leahy’s foreign policy aide, she was “clearly desperate.” That began an unusual effort on the part the senator, who is chairman of the...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,Merry Christmas!,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,December 22-23,2014

    12/22/2014 8:17:19 AM PST · by Biggirl · 481 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | December 22-23, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Suspect fatally shot officer then ran him over

    12/22/2014 5:57:56 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    10 News Staff, WTSP | December 22, 2014
    http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/local/2014/12/21/police-shooting-fatal-pinellas/20722929/
  • American Tragedies and American Dreams-Brown-Garner verdicts and future of African-American youth

    12/22/2014 4:37:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 22, 2014 | Danusha V. Goska
    <p>Decades ago, I taught at a community college. The bunch of us treated our shared office as if it were the neighborhood bar. We’d hang out for hours. That beat going home to our cheap apartments or our parents’ basements and watching TV, which was all we could afford on the pittance adjunct professors are paid. James was a jazz musician. Mo’s nose was always to the grindstone. Patrick was enthralling. I wish I had had a video camera recording our every conversation. His words glittered.</p>
  • Time: Right-Wing Militias Are The Real Threat To Cops

    12/22/2014 3:02:31 AM PST · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 21, 2014 | Scott Greer
    Time Magazine warned of a growing threat to cops nationwide in September 2010. The nationally renowned publication argued that sinister individuals would launch targeted attacks against police officers and even ambush them in their patrol cars. Time alerted readers that these groups and individuals have a disturbing hatred of cops and that there was a real threat of “lone-wolf” attacks. Who are these groups that present such a threat to police? Right-wing militias, according to Time. [Snip] “Scores of armed antigovernment groups, some of them far more radical, have formed or been revived during the Obama years, according to law-enforcement...
  • Jeb Bush’s Ties to Donors Put Rivals in a Bind [Vacuums Away Big Donors!]

    12/21/2014 9:48:28 PM PST · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    WSJ ^ | December 21, 2014 | PATRICK O’CONNOR and BETH REINHARD
    Jeb Bush’s Ties to Donors Put Rivals in a Bind Network of GOP Contributors Could Hamper Other Republicans’ Fund-Raising By PATRICK O’CONNOR and BETH REINHARD Jeb Bush’s announcement that he will explore a White House bid threatens years of painstaking spadework by other Republicans who have cultivated many of the wealthy donors loyal to the former Florida governor’s family. Mr. Bush is heir to a vaunted network of Republican contributors built over his family’s two presidencies, his own governorship and other campaigns. It is one of the most formidable assets in GOP politics and could...
  • Sharpton: I got death threats after NYPD cops were executed

    12/21/2014 5:12:06 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 113 replies
    The New Yor Post ^ | 12-21-2014 | Erin Calabrese
    It’s all about him. The Rev. Al Sharpton claimed Sunday that he’s received death threats in the wake of execution-style murders of two NYPD officers in Brooklyn. Sharpton, appearing alongside the wife and mother of Eric Garner, played a voicemail for reporters purportedly of a racist threat made against him.
  • Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash

    12/21/2014 5:05:36 PM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 28 replies
    AP ^ | Dec 21, 214 5:26 PM (ET) | By RIK STEVENS and VERENA DOBNIK
    NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Snip "To link the criminal insanity of a lone gunman to the peaceful protests and aspirations of many people across the country, including the attorney general, the mayor and even the president, is simply not fair," NAACP President Cornell William Brooks said on CBS's "Face the Nation."
  • SHAME: De Blasio Attacks NYPD Officers That Turned Their Backs on Him

    12/21/2014 4:35:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 21, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    Democratic New York City mayor Bill de Blasio launched a disgusting attack on the New York Police Department officers that symbolically turned their backs on him before a press conference to address the shooting deaths of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. Ramos and Liu were gunned down in cold blood, execution-style, by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, as retribution for the recent deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. de Blasio infamously encouraged protests against his own police department in the aftermath of the grand jury’s decision not to indict the officers in the Garner case. “Mayor de Blasio, the blood...
  • Cop shooter bragged to Brooklyn bystanders just before fatally shooting NYPD Officers Liu, Ramos

    12/21/2014 4:27:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The NewYork Daily News ^ | December 21, 2014 | Tina Moore, Alfred Ng, Oren Yaniv and Bill Hutchinson
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Seconds before a cop-hating maniac ambushed and gunned down two NYPD officers in cold blood, he boasted, “Watch what I’m going to do!” Ismaaiyl Brinsley’s twisted advertisment of his execution-style assassinations of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu was revealed Sunday as detectives probed the motive for Saturday’s shocking slayings in Brooklyn. Just prior to killing Ramos, 40, and Liu, 32, as they sat in their cruiser outside the Tompkins Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brinsley approached two men to boast about the pending doom. He inquired what gang the men were affiliated with, and asked them to follow him on Instagram,...
  • BREAKING: NYPD Officer Attacked Inside 28th Pct – Suffers Broken Arm

    12/21/2014 4:17:30 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 58 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | 12-21-2014 | Grant
    A NYPD officer was assaulted at the precinct, suffering a broken arm. Early reports indicate the perpetrator entered the precinct building and attacked the officer. All members of the New York Police Department are on high alert. DEVELOPING.
  • Suspect questioned after NYPD issues alert of cop killer threat sent via Instagram (new one)

    12/21/2014 4:08:10 PM PST · by RummyChick · 17 replies
    fox ^ | 12/21 | fox
    The Office of Homeland Security and Memphis police questioned a suspect Sunday after the New York Police Department issued a warning to officers that a man was driving to New York from Tennessee to kill two more police officers, Fox News has learned. Homeland Security questioned the suspect at his home and released him, according to an email from the Memphis Police Department in response to a FoxNews.com inquiry.
  • NAACP: NYPD Officer Executions ‘Show Need for Sensible Gun Control’

    12/21/2014 3:26:01 PM PST · by PROCON · 128 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 21, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On December 20 the NAACP Legal Fund issued a press release saying the execution of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos show “the need for sensible gun control.” According to the release, we need also “need to thoughtfully address untreated mental illness.” One thing the NAACP Legal Fund’s release said we don’t need to do is to “suggest a causal link between between these killings and the recent protests and activism focused on the serious issue of police violence against unarmed African Americans.” They suggest that pushing such a “causal link” may escalate “an already tense state through rumor...
  • Yankees to pay education costs of children of slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos

    12/21/2014 3:23:08 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 12/21/14 | Troy Machir
    Former Yankees owner George Steinbrenner had tremendous appreciation for the the men and women who serve as New York City firefighters, cops and Port Authority members.. It's why he started the Yankee Silver Shield Foundation, which for nearly 32 years has provided for the education of children whose parents were killed in the line of duty. The New York Daily News reports that Steinbrenner's foundation will provide the money needed to support the education of both of Ramos' sons. "Who's going to take care of these kids," Steinbrenner asked his friend, former Olympian Jim Fuchs, who would run the foundation...
  • Muslim NYPD cop killer told passers-by to watch

    12/21/2014 3:12:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 12/21/14 | Robert Spencer
    It’s hard to “strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah” without an audience. “NYPD: Cop ambush killer told passers-by to watch,” by Tom Hays, Associated Press, December 21, 2014: NEW YORK (AP) — The gunman who fatally ambushed two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, police said Sunday. Ismaaiyl Brinsley approached people on the street moments before opening fire and asked them to follow him...
  • Gunman who shot and killed 2 NYPD officers in Brooklyn had troubled past, mother, police say

    12/21/2014 3:10:46 PM PST · by RummyChick · 35 replies
    fox news ^ | 12/21 | fox news
    The mother of a gunman who ambushed and murdered two NYPD officers as they sat in their squad car Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn told authorities that she was scared of her son and he had a troubled childhood, often acting violent. New York City Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told reporters Sunday afternoon that 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who approached the passenger window of a marked police car at approximately 2:45 p.m. local time and opened fire -- striking Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in the head -- had numerous run-ins with law enforcement. Brinsley has been arrested 15 times...
  • NYPD: Cop ambush killer told passers-by to watch

    12/21/2014 3:02:22 PM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 11 replies
    AP ^ | Dec 21, 2014 4:32 PM (ET) | By TOM HAYS
    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says a gunman who ambushed two officers in their car told two passers-by to "watch what I'm going to do." Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce says 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley talked to people on the street just moments before the shooting and told them to follow him on the social media site Instagram.
  • Will Dems who blamed Palin for Giffords attack refuse a ‘conversation’ about NYC shootings?

    12/21/2014 3:01:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 21, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Jazz already wrote the definitive take on the grisly execution-style shooting of two New York City police officers and the role that irresponsible commentary from elected leaders – particularly Mayor Bill de Blasio – might have played in that attack. Jazz is right to question the part that the mayor’s self-indulgent and unhelpful rhetoric might have played in this incident. Hours after a Staten Island grand jury’s decision to issue no-bill for the death of Eric Garner, de Blasio went on an ill-advised tear in which he impeached the NYPD based solely on his prejudices. “That should never have to...
  • Jets Nick Mangold Honors Slain NYPD Officers By Wearing NYPD Hat Before Jets-Patriots Game

    12/21/2014 2:23:09 PM PST · by jttpwalsh · 60 replies
    Brobible.com ^ | 12/21/14 | Jorge Alonso
    Before the Jets-Patriots game on Sunday, Jets Nick Mangold was seen wearing an NYPD hat in honor of the two NYPD police officers who were tragically killed on Saturday.
  • Notice the Media Narrative Now

    12/21/2014 2:17:57 PM PST · by Trueblackman · 80 replies
    Vanity | 21 December2014 | Trueblackman
    The media is now in full CYA mode over the shooting of 2 NYPD officers yesterday as they have gone to ground to give full cover to President Obama, the Mayor of New York, Al Sharpton and the whole crazed Left Wing. The created narrative now is that, "This was a lone suicidal gunmen, that had nothing to do with the anti-police protest or the movement for social justice!" The media has been quick to read statements from Obama, the Mayor and Sharpton concerning the shootings in the hopes of deflecting blame, but we need to remember that this was...
  • Email circulated among cops: 2 cars respond to every call

    12/21/2014 1:57:00 PM PST · by conservative98 · 88 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 21, 2014 | Jamie Schram, Kirstan Conley and Ben Feuerherd
    <p>The first assassination of an NYPD officer since the 1988 ambush of Edward Byrne has rattled the rank-and-file — and prompted cops to adopt drastic “wartime” policing tactics not seen since the 1970s.</p> <p>“At least two units are to respond to EVERY call, no matter the condition or severity, no matter what type of job is pending, or what the opinion of the patrol supervisor happens to be,” an e-mail widely circulated among cops advised Saturday night.</p>
  • De Blasio Reaping What He Sowed

    12/21/2014 1:54:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | December 21, 2014 | Rick Moran
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is hearing it from all sides today as he pays the consequences for his ill considered remarks following the failure of a grand jury to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner. De Blasio enraged police when he told a crowd of supporters in Staten Island earlier this month that he feared for his bi-racial son’s safety when dealing with the police: Chirlane and I have had to talk to Dante for years about the danger that he may face … how to take special care in any encounters he...
  • Protest leaders seek to distance budding movement from New York police killings

    12/21/2014 1:30:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 21, 2014 | Wesley Lowery
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The ambush killing of two New York police officers on Saturday has forced a burgeoning protest movement against police violence to address accusations that it bears some responsibility for violence carried out in the name of that cause. Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were fatally shot Saturday as they sat in their patrol car in a Brooklyn neighborhood. The suspect, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, is thought to have posted threats against police on social media before shooting his ex-girlfriend in Baltimore and then traveling to New York to target the officers. He killed himself moments after attacking the officers....
  • The Man Who Just Murdered Two Police Officers In Brooklyn Is A Muslim Jihadist (Title Shortened)

    12/21/2014 12:49:58 PM PST · by House Atreides · 27 replies
    Shoebot.com Action and Awareness ^ | December 20, 2014 | Walid Shoebat
    So Ismaaiyl Brinsley the killer of the two cops in Brooklyn, NY, has two Muslim names “Ismaaiyl” and a middle name “Abdullah” (see mugshot bellow) which means “servant of Allah,” is a fan of sheikh Yusuf Estes, who is not only neck deep in the Muslim Da’wa movement (the call to convert westerners to Islam) but Estes meets with both ISIS and Hamas financiers, and Brinsley loved the Koran, specifically Surah 8 on his own Facebook page, which calls for arming for preparation for Jihad war; it says all on what we need for motive as to why Brinsley shot...
  • Rep. Peter King Calls on Sports Teams to Wear NYPD Patch in Honor of Slain Officers

    12/21/2014 12:20:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/21/2014 | Rick Moran
    Recently, professional athletes have made their feelings known about the protests sweeping the country over grand jury decisions not to indict police officers for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.Four members of the St. Louis Rams ran on to the field with their hands up, indicating their solidarity with protestors advancing the myth that Michael Brown died while surrendering. NBA players Derrickk Rose and LeBron James both wore “I can’t breathe” T-shirts during warm ups before recent games.Whether intended or not, the protests cast blame upon the police, and caused much anger in the ranks of officers.Now,...
  • Yankees will pay for education of children of NYPD cop Rafael Ramos who was killed while....

    12/21/2014 12:17:50 PM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    nydailynews ^ | Dec. 21, 2014 | Bill Madden & Teri Thompson
    George Steinbrenner's Yankee Silver Shield Foundation has, for 32 years, provided for the education of the children of New York City cops, firefighters and Port Authority employees who were killed in the line.Yankee owner George Steinbrenner died in 2010, but his appreciation for the men in blue who protect New York City lives on. For 32 years, Steinbrenner's Yankee Silver Shield Foundation has provided for the education of the children of New York City police officers, firemen and Port Authority employees who died in the line of duty, and will do so for the family of NYPD officer Rafael Ramos,...
  • NY Police Union Head Blames Mayor, Protesters For Officers' Deaths

    12/21/2014 12:06:48 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 78 replies
    CBS News via You Tube ^ | 12/20/2104 | Staff
    Hours after two NYPD officers were shot and killed, Patrick J. Lynch, President of the New York City Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, said there was "blood on many hands," including Mayor Bill de Blasio and people who have recently protested against police violence.
  • Wear blue to support cops

    12/21/2014 11:54:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 21, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    For months, ever since the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, the left has been rampaging against the police. They implicitly (and sometimes explicitly) urged violence, and maintained systemic police racism was the cause of disproportionate numbers of young black males arrested and convicted of crimes. The rest of us mostly remained silent as the men and women who wear blue as they protect us from the criminals who live among us were vilified. Now, two of them have been assassinated, and it is time to be silent no more. As a first step, wear something blue today. If...
  • The time is past for NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio to resign

    12/21/2014 11:48:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/21/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m not going to beat around the bush here. It is time for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to resign. Yesterday’s assassination of two of New York City’s finest was only the latest and most devastating brush stroke on a canvas which has been coming into focus for months. When you are the mayor of a city you have many responsibilities, but one of the most vital (in terms of maintaining a functional societal structure) is the mandate to enforce the laws and maintain social order. It is the same for mayors everywhere, as well as governors...
  • Senseless murders of NYPD officers stain a struggle for social justice: opinion

    12/21/2014 11:45:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | December 21, 2014 | Edward T. Bowser
    My heart breaks for New York City tonight. NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu had their lives stolen from them. Ismaaiyl Brinsley allegedly approached their marked police car and opened fire before later turning the gun on himself. His Instagram account told the story: "I'm putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours, let's take 2 of theirs" - vengeance for the death of New York's Eric Garner, who died after an officer's use of an illegal chokehold. According to authorities, Brinsley shot and wounded his girlfriend earlier in the day. Clearly, Brinsley was a disturbed man....
  • Black Muslim Who Quoted Koran Murders 2 NYPD Cops as “Revenge for Garner”

    12/21/2014 11:41:05 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 12/20/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Here’s what race baiting leads to. The blood of these police officers is on the hands of Bill de Blasio. It’s on the hands of Obama. It’s on Al Sharpton’s hands (but his hands are covered in blood from Crown Heights and Freddy’s) and they’re on the hands of a media that helped whip up the racist rants. Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley announced on Instagram, They Take 1 Of Ours … Let’s Take 2 of Theirs. And murdered two police officers. He apparently spoke Arabic and his Facebook page from March 17 included this screenshot of the Koran.
  • ‘They Deserved It’: The Repulsive Reaction to Brooklyn Police Executions

    12/21/2014 11:41:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/21/2014 | by Joe Concha
    It’s a dark time in America — a time when two uniformed officers who had absolutely nothing to do with what happened to Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., or to Eric Garner on Staten Island, are executed without warning, and some witnesses actually say “They deserved it.” Again: “They deserved it.” They being two men marked for death because they wore a New York Police Department uniform. One of those men was the recently-married Officer Wenjian Liu; the other, Officer Rafael Ramos, who leaves behind a wife and 13-year-old son. In a related story, both were reassigned from an anti-terror...
  • Rudy Giuliani Accuses Obama, Black Leaders Of Stoking 'Anti-Police Hatred'

    12/21/2014 11:38:04 AM PST · by Mariner · 95 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | December 21, 2014 | Kate Sheppard
    WASHINGTON -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) blamed this weekend's killing of two NYPD officers on anti-police "propaganda," for which he said President Barack Obama bears some responsibility. "We've had four months of propaganda, starting with the president, that everybody should hate the police," said Giuliani during an appearance on "Fox News Sunday." "I don't care how you want to describe it -- that's what those protests are all about." Giuliani cited the nationwide protests against institutional racism and police brutality that followed the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York,...
  • SHOCK VIDEO>>> #Ferguson Protesters Chant “Pigs in a Blanket” After Two NYC Police Officers Executed

    12/21/2014 11:25:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 21, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Ferguson protesters were back out on the street Saturday night in St. Louis. One protester wore a skeleton mask. Another protest leader, Bassem Masri, wore a Palestinian keffiyah scarf. The protesters chanted “Pigs in a blanket” after two NYC police officers were shot execution style in Brooklyn Saturday afternoon. (Warning on language)(VIDEO-AT-LINK)One Ferguson protest leader Bassem Masri, who was leading the chants in the above video, posted this tweet after the shootings. Bassem Masri @bassem_masri The police have no1 2blame but themselves4the cops getting murdered inNY #Ferguson 11:54 PM - 20 Dec 2014 25 Retweets 39 favorites Bassem Masri was...
  • Feds Deny NYPD Cop Killer Had Ties To Black Guerilla Family Prison Gang

    12/21/2014 10:32:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | December 20, 2014 | Igor Bobic
    Two New York City police officers were shot dead "execution style" in Brooklyn on Saturday. Not much is known about the gunman, who was identified by officials as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, except that he was a suspected gang member from Baltimore who allegedly posted on social media that he wanted revenge for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two black men that died at the hands of police. According to the New York Daily News, Brinsley, who was pronounced dead, had ties to the '"Black Guerilla Family" prison gang, which is also known as "Black Family" or the...