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  • Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown, says source

    08/20/2014 11:25:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 98 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 20, 2014 | Hollie McKay
    EXCLUSIVE: Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun, a source close to the department's top brass told FoxNews.com. “The Assistant (Police) Chief took him to the hospital, his face all swollen on one side,” said the insider. “He was beaten very severely.” According to the well-placed source, Wilson was coming off another case in the neighborhood on Aug. 9 when he ordered Michael Brown...
  • US special forces tried to rescue hostages earlier in 2014, officials say

    08/20/2014 3:45:09 PM PDT · by McGruff · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 20, 2014
    Senior Obama administration officials say the U.S. military launched a secret mission earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held captive by militants in Syria but failed to find them.
  • U.S. military mulls sending about 300 more troops to Iraq as airstrikes continue

    08/20/2014 11:59:36 AM PDT · by sunmars · 41 replies
    WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say military planners are weighing the possibility of sending more American forces to Iraq mainly to provide additional security around Baghdad. A senior U.S. official says the number of troops currently under discussion would be fewer than 300, but there has been no final decision yet by Pentagon leaders. The talks come as American fighter jets and drones conducted nearly a dozen airstrikes in Iraq since Tuesday when Islamic State militants threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any continued attacks.
  • Hamas’ military chief believed to have been killed in airstrike, sources say (Mohammed Deif)

    08/20/2014 9:49:32 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 20, 2014
    Hamas' military chief is believed to have been killed in an airstrike in Gaza early Wednesday, Israeli intelligence sources tell Fox News. Israeli officials said Wednesday the country's military targeted Mohammed Deif after militants fired rockets at Israeli cities just hours before a temporary cease-fire was set to expire. The Times of Israel reported that a house believed to be the home of Deif was hit early Wednesday. Dief has escaped numerous Israeli assassination attempts in the past. It was not immediately clear whether he was there at the time of the attack. A Hamas spokesman said Deif was not...
  • US official: More airstrikes in Iraq [ONGOING]

    08/20/2014 9:06:20 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    AP via KOB.com ^ | 08/20/2014 9:52 AM | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says American fighter jets and drones conducted nearly a dozen airstrikes in Iraq since Tuesday, even as Islamic State militants threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any continued strikes. The militants released a video Tuesday showing U.S. journalist James Foley being beheaded. The official says the airstrikes were in the area of the Mosul Dam and were aimed at helping Iraqi and Kurdish forces create a buffer zone at the key facility. The strikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish troops reclaim the dam from the insurgents.
  • The 35.4 Percent: 109,631,000 on Welfare

    08/20/2014 7:09:30 AM PDT · by xzins · 82 replies
    CNS ^ | August 20, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    109,631,000 Americans lived in households that received benefits from one or more federally funded "means-tested programs" — also known as welfare — as of the fourth quarter of 2012, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau. The Census Bureau has not yet reported how many were on welfare in 2013 or the first two quarters of 2014. But the 109,631,000 living in households taking federal welfare benefits as of the end of 2012, according to the Census Bureau, equaled 35.4 percent of all 309,467,000 people living in the United States at that time. When those receiving benefits from...
  • Mike Brown Autopsy – How The Scheme Team Used Their NY Times Cohort Frances Robles To Sell The Lie

    08/19/2014 7:11:16 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 37 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Aug 19, 2014 | Sundance
    You’ve seen the story of the Mike Brown family autopsy, and the grand press conference they produced to deliver it to the public. But a closer look points out why the Scheme Team actually used New York Times Frances Robles to deliver the ruse: Frances worked with the Scheme Team in 2012 (2012 bio below) while she was at the Miami Herald and was part of their inner circle of media types willing to sell the Trayvon Story. The actual truth appears to be – a rather controversial person Shawn Parcells, who is NOT a forensic pathologist, was used by...
  • Patient at Sacramento Kaiser Permanente tested for Ebola

    08/19/2014 6:26:28 PM PDT · by Selene · 16 replies
    kcra ^ | 8/19/2014
    The patient may have been exposed to the Ebola virus, so the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will conduct blood samples. "In order to protect our patients, staff and physicians, even though infection with the virus is unconfirmed, we are taking the actions recommended by the CDC as a precaution, just as we do for other patients with a suspected infectious disease," said Dr. Stephen Paroli, an infectious disease specialist, in the Kaiser news release. "This includes isolation of the patient in a specially equipped negative pressure room and the use of personal protective equipment by trained staff, coordinated...
  • Texas Gov. Perry Booked on Abuse of Power Charges

    08/19/2014 4:06:56 PM PDT · by lbryce · 50 replies
    WKYT ^ | August 19, 2014 | Staff
    Gov. Rick Perry has been booked on two felony counts of abuse of power for carrying out a threat to veto funding to state public corruption prosecutors. Perry, who is mulling a second presidential run in 2016, turned himself in Tuesday at the Travis County courthouse. He vowed he'd fight the charges "with every fiber of my being." The Republican is accused of coercion and official oppression for publicly promising to veto $7.5 million for the state public integrity unit run by the Travis County district attorney's office.
  • Rick Perry turns himself in to authorities: Does he lose in the end?

    08/19/2014 2:52:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/19/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Even the New York Times editorial board thinks the grand jury indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry is baseless. In an editorial dripping with contempt for their own conclusions, the Times is compelled to confess that there is really no there there. “One has to read this editorial to appreciate the angst it engendered in the Gray Lady’s panel of handwringers,” Ed Morrissey observed. “It’s an expert lesson in the use of weasel words.” Conservatives have rallied to Perry’s side following this baseless indictment. Democrats have scrambled to disassociate themselves from his accusers. Many thought that Perry may end up...
  • American journalist James Foley reportedly beheaded by ISIS

    Warning for link - can be distressing. Evil straight from the pits of hell': American journalist James Foley reportedly beheaded by ISIS
  • ISIL Beheads American Photojournalist in Iraq

    08/19/2014 2:41:24 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 43 replies
    TheWire ^ | 8-19-2014 | Polly Mosendz
    A video posted by ISIL terrorists in Iraq purports to the show the beheading of an American photojournalist who has been missing since 2012. The group claims the beheading is a message to President Obama to end the American intervention in Iraq. James Foley is a photojournalist who has worked for several news organizations. According to a website set up in his honor, he went missing while covering the conflict in Syria in 2012. In the video, they show journalist Steven Joel Soltoff, a journalist who worked for TIME, The National Interest and Media Line. Soltoff seems to have been...
  • Ebola cases in West Africa rise to 2,240, with 1,229 dead; quarantine victims to get food

    08/19/2014 12:02:49 PM PDT · by xzins · 13 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | Aug 19, 2014 | Reuters
    Cases in West Africa's Ebola outbreak this year have risen to 2,240, including 1,229 deaths, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday, reporting the toll in four countries, including Nigeria. While Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and No. 1 oil producer, appears to be containing its smaller outbreak, Liberia and Sierra Leone are struggling to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus among their populations. On Friday, these small two West African nations and a medical charity chided the WHO for its slow response, saying more action was needed to save victims threatened by the disease and hunger.
  • ORIGINAL WITNESS' 'HANDS UP' BROWN STORIES FALLING APART

    08/19/2014 11:41:19 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 19 2014 | By Ben Shapiro
    On Monday night, the Washington Redskins ran onto the field of play in their exhibition game with their hands up. The goal, according to safety Brandon Meriweather, was to “show our supporters what’s going on in St. Louis.” More specifically, Meriweather was referencing the supposed circumstances surrounding the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson; early witness reports stated that Brown had raised his hands before beings hot by Wilson. The Redskins were hardly the only people parroting the “hands up” meme – that meme has now gone national, with protesters and rioters in Ferguson utilizing it, hundreds...
  • Three of Pope Francis' Family Members Die in Argentina Car Crash

    08/19/2014 8:49:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | 08/19/2014
    ROME - Pope Francis was grieving the loss of three family members on Tuesday following a traffic accident in Argentina. A Vatican spokesman confirmed to NBC News that the pope's niece and two great-nephews had died. Father Federico Lombardi said "the pope has been informed and he is painfully sorry," adding that the pontiff had asked for prayers. Police in Cordoba told NBC News that a call came in just after midnight about an accident involving a cargo truck and a Chevy Spin. The Chevy driver - Francis' 35-year-old nephew, Emanuel Bergoglio - was in intensive care in an induced...
  • Sessions Calls Out Big Business for Pushing Amnesty After Laying Off US Workers

    08/19/2014 7:35:06 AM PDT · by xzins · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Aug 2014 | Tony Lee
    Companies that have recently laid off workers are scheming to get President Barack Obama to give them more guest-worker visas by executive action. After the New York Times reported that Obama is working on crafting executive actions behind closed doors after having met with representatives from "Oracle, Cisco, Fwd.US, Microsoft, Accenture, Compete America, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce," which Politico detailed, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) blasted the White House for "actively working against the interests of the American worker." Sessions mentioned that American politics is at "a crisis point," as companies that "are laying off current employees in droves,"...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Longtime 'Saturday Night Live' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

    08/18/2014 10:20:59 PM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/19/2014 | Fox News
    Longtime NBC announcer Don Pardo, best known as the often-heard, rarely-seen constant during 38 seasons of constant change at "Saturday Night Live," died late Monday. He was 96.
  • Obama sending attorney general Holder to Missouri

    08/18/2014 2:16:46 PM PDT · by mojito · 90 replies
    AP ^ | 8/18/2014 | Unattributed
    President Barack Obama is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson, Missouri, to meet with federal law enforcement authorities investigating the police shooting of an unarmed teenager. Obama says Holder will travel to the St. Louis suburb on Wednesday.
  • PRESIDENT OBAMA TO ADDRESS DEVELOPMENTS IN IRAQ, FERGUSON AT 4 P.M. ET

    08/18/2014 12:35:21 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 256 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/18/14 | Foxnews.com
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  • Amnesty International has come to Ferguson

    08/18/2014 12:19:33 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 47 replies
    WashPost ^ | 8-18-2014 | Abby Ohlheiser
    In an unusual move, the global rights organization Amnesty International has dispatched a delegation of observers and organizers to Ferguson, Mo., to provide direct support to community members and to observe the police response to protests. The 13-person delegation, which arrived late last week, was the first of its kind deployed by Amnesty within the United States, the organization said. The St. Louis suburb has been filled with unrest since since Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot and killed on Aug. 9 by Darren Wilson, a white police officer. That unrest intensified once again on Sunday, with reports...
  • Iraqi, Kurdish forces claim defeat of insurgents at strategic Mosul Dam

    08/18/2014 12:03:10 PM PDT · by mojito · 4 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8/18/14 | Liz Sly, Craig Whitlock and Loveday Morris
    Iraqi and Kurdish forces claimed Monday that they ejected Islamic State fighters from a strategically vital dam in northern Iraq, after waves of U.S. airstrikes scattered the radical Islamist militants in the biggest push yet to reverse their blitz through the country. Fighting continued on the western bank of the lake at the head of the Mosul Dam, and government troops were unable to enter the facility because it was booby-trapped by the retreating militants, officials said. But the officials claimed that Islamic State fighters were on the run after the offensive launched by Iraqi special forces and Kurdish pesh...
  • Israel disrupts massive Hamas plot to topple West Bank Palestinian Authority

    08/18/2014 11:57:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/18/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Further cementing the increasingly prevalent impression that the Palestinian Authority is much more responsible than are the Hamas militants in control of Gaza, the terrorist group was implicated on Monday in a plan to mount attacks on Israeli civilians and to orchestrate a coup in the West Bank with the aim of toppling Mahmoud Abbas’s government.The plot, planned by a Hamas wing headquartered in Turkey, centered on executing a series of mass casualty terror attacks in Israel and destabilizing the West Bank which would facilitate a military coup, The Jerusalem Post reported on Monday. The Hamas infrastructure relied on...
  • WHO STOOD AGAINST PERRY?

    08/18/2014 10:42:02 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 17, 2014 | MICHAEL QUINN SULLIVAN
    AUSTIN, Texas -- In light of the malicious prosecution of Governor Rick Perry, Republican lawmakers are rushing to jump on the bandwagon opposing the Democrats politically motivated action. But several House Republicans loyal to liberal House Speaker, Joe Straus, bear responsibility for setting the stage leading to the indictments.
  • Obama Administration Plans Autopsy of Michael Brown in Effort to Keep Peace

    08/18/2014 6:10:41 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 87 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 17, 2014 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR and MATT APUZZO
    EDGARTOWN, Mass. — Senior White House aides have made repeated, urgent phone calls to Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri, to state police officials and to civil rights leaders in recent days as President Obama’s administration becomes more deeply involved in trying to maintain peace in Ferguson and to ensure an independent investigation of the fatal shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager by a white police officer. White House officials also said Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who is the administration’s most outspoken voice on racial issues, had been in frequent touch with the governor and State Highway Patrol in...
  • Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Struck at Least 6 Times (all in front)

    08/17/2014 8:20:29 PM PDT · by kristinn · 130 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Sunday, August 17, 2014 | Frances Robles and Julie Bosman
    Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was killed by a police officer, sparking protests around the nation, was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy performed on Sunday found. One of the bullets entered the top of Mr. Brown’s skull, suggesting his head was bent forward when it struck him and caused a fatal injury, according to Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the City of New York, who flew to Missouri on Sunday at the family’s request to conduct the separate autopsy. It was likely the last...
  • The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race

    08/17/2014 5:18:21 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 195 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 16 Aug 14 | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Ferguson is not just about systemic racism—it's about class warfare, and how America's poor are held back ill the recent rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, be a tipping point in the struggle against racial injustice, or will it be a minor footnote in some future grad student’s thesis on Civil Unrest in the Early Twenty-First Century? More Feds Will Perform Another Autopsy on Michael Brown NBC NewsHungry Heroes: 25 Percent of Military Families Seek Food Aid NBC News'We Have Had Enough': Ferguson Rally Remembers Michael Brown NBC NewsFerguson Protesters Guard Stores From Looters Huffington PostWestboro Baptist Church's Plan To Protest Robin...
  • MISSOURI GOP EXEC DIRECTOR: RAND PAUL'S COMMENTS ON DEMILITARIZATION, RACE 'UNHELPFUL'

    08/17/2014 4:47:47 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 17, 2014 | By Tony Lee
    The executive director of the Missouri Republican Party said Sen. Rand Paul was "unhelpful" when he said that black Americans have every right to feel that they are being specifically targeted by their government and police. Matt Wills told The Hill that he feels for the community, but Paul's comments were closer to those made by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), who also called for the police to be demilitarized. Willis said he lives "about 4.5-miles outside of Ferguson" and the "political response from Paul and McCaskill to what happened is a little premature" and "unhelpful." "This is a tragedy for...
  • Perry responds to indictment, calls it a political 'farce,' vows to defend himself

    08/17/2014 12:48:27 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    Fox ^ | August 16, 2014
    Texas GOP Gov. Rick Perry responded Saturday to the weekend indictment in which he is accused of abusing his power of office, calling it a political “farce” and vowing to explore “every legal avenue” to combat the prosecution. Perry, a 2012 GOP presidential candidate with potential 2016 aspirations, was indicted Friday for allegedly abusing his power by vowing to veto $7.5 million in state funds for an agency run by Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, after she pleaded guilty to drunken driving in April 2013 and refused to resign. Perry vetoed the money after Lehmberg, a Democrat, videotaped acting...
  • MISSOURI GOVERNOR [Democrat]: POLICE 'ATTEMPTING TO BESMIRCH' MIKE BROWN

    08/17/2014 11:48:40 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 141 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 17, 2014
    Sunday on CBS's "Face The Nation," Gov. Jay Nixon (D-MO) said the local police "attempting to besmirch a victim of a shooting" by releasing a video of Michael Brown allegedly engaging in a "strong-arm" convenience store robbery. "I think it had an incendiary effect," Nixon said. "I mean, when you release picture and you clearly are attempting to besmirch a victim of a shooting, shot down in his own street, a young man and at the same time you’re releasing information to try to make it, to tarnish him, then properly, there was a lot of folks that were concerned...
  • EYEWITNESS: MICHAEL BROWN RAN FROM COP CAR, 'DOUBLED BACK' AND CHARGED AT OFFICERS

    08/17/2014 11:38:49 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 140 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 17, 2014
    A newly-discovered video taken in the aftermath of Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown's death features a conversation between two bystanders, one whom relays what he witnessed—and he states that Brown fled a police car but then "doubled back" and was charging at officers as they fired at him. Since Brown's fatal shooting has become a media firestorm, inspiring violent riots and looting in Ferguson, witnesses from both sides of the controversy have given conflicting reports on just what happened. However, this private conversation minutes after the incident seems untainted by any desire to protect or tarnish the reputation of either...
  • Iraqi Kurds retake country's main dam from jihadists: officials

    08/17/2014 10:16:43 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 30 replies
    Agence France Presse via The Daily Star ^ | Last updated: August 17, 2014 | 07:44 PM
    AL-QOSH, Iraq: Iraqi Kurdish forces backed by US air strikes on Sunday retook the country's largest dam from jihadist militants who seized it the previous week, officials said. A peshmerga officer and two political party officials told AFP that Kurdish forces had retaken Mosul Dam...
  • A Witness Conversation Unknowingly Captured at the Scene of the Ferguson Shooting is a Game-Changer

    08/17/2014 8:58:27 AM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 145 replies
    IJReview ^ | August 17, 2014 | Ed Itor
    A A previously unnoticed detail in a background conversion of a video taken minutes after the Ferguson shooting could change the course of the investigation into Mike Brown’s death. The original video poster appears sympathetic to the narrative that Mike Brown was shot unarmed with his hands in the air. But he unknowingly picks up conversation between a man who saw the altercation and another neighbor. #1 How’d he get from there to there? #2 Because he ran, the police was still in the truck – cause he was like over the truck {crosstalk} #2 But him and the police...
  • Ukraine separatist leader says rebels getting tanks and reinforcements

    08/16/2014 1:32:24 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 16 Aug 14 | Thomas Grove
    Reuters) - Ukrainian rebels are receiving new armoured vehicles and fighters trained in Russia, with which they plan to launch a major counter-offensive against government forces, a separatist leader said in a video released on Saturday. The four-month conflict in eastern Ukraine has reached a critical phase, with Kiev and Western governments watching nervously to see if Russia will intervene in support of the increasingly besieged rebels - an intention Moscow denies. Alexander Zakharchenko, prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, said the rebels were in the process of receiving some 150 armoured vehicles, including 30 tanks, and 1,200...
  • Iraq Sunni Tribes Take Up Arms against Jihadists

    08/17/2014 2:57:05 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    Naharnet ^ | August 15, 2014 | By Naharnet Newsdesk
    Members of more than 25 prominent Sunni tribes took up arms against jihadists and their allies west of the Iraqi capital on Friday, a tribal leader and officers said. The uprising in Anbar province, where jihadists from the Islamic State (IS) group and insurgent allies hold major areas, came a day after Nuri al-Maliki, the incumbent premier who is widely reviled by Iraqi Sunni Arabs, abandoned his bid for a third term. Anbar was the birthplace of a 2006 U.S.-backed uprising against extremist militants that helped bring about a sharp reduction in violence. The current effort could potentially be a...
  • German secret agents 'eavesdropped on phone calls' by Hillary Clinton and John Kerry

    08/16/2014 3:09:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 08/16/2014 | By Joanna Walters
    German secret agents intercepted one of Hillary Clinton's phone calls while she was US secretary of state and also listened in to a call by John Kerry, her successor, it emerged this weekend, in an embarrassing reversal of the spying scandal that blew up when it was revealed last year that America bugged Angela Merkel's mobile phone. Mrs Clinton was on a US government plane when German intelligence services overheard her call and, against their own internal protocol, stored it, intelligence sources told German media. The intercepted phone call took place in 2012 between Mrs Clinton and Kofi Annan, the...
  • A defiant Perry calls felony indictment a “farce”

    08/16/2014 2:40:46 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 88 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | August 16, 2014 | Wire/Staff
    AUSTIN — Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Saturday that the indictment against him was an “outrageous” abuse of power and vowed to fight it. “This indictment amounts to nothing more than abuse of power and I cannot and will not allow that to happen,” Perry said at a news conference on Saturday. Perry spoke a day after a grand jury indicted the Republican on two felony counts of abuse of power for making good on a veto threat. He dismissed the prosecution as a “farce.” A special prosecutor spent months calling witnesses and presenting evidence that Perry broke the law...
  • Justice Dept. Asked Ferguson Police Not to Release Video From Robbery, Official Says

    08/16/2014 1:52:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 16, 2014 | Alan Blinder
    FERGUSON, Mo. — Unrest returned to the streets of this St. Louis suburb early Saturday as hundreds of demonstrators, angered by the shooting death of an unarmed African-American teenager by a police officer, engaged in a standoff with the police that was punctuated by threats and a new round of denunciations of law enforcement practices. The confrontation, the first serious one since the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Thursday assumed responsibility for security operations here, ended at about 4 a.m. when the authorities, prompted by the gradual dispersal of demonstrators, pulled back to their nearby command post. The Associated Press...
  • Robbery Tape Humiliates Media's 'Gentle Giant' Narrative (Michael Brown/Ferguson, Missouri)

    08/15/2014 8:57:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 15, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)With the release of tape today by the Ferguson Police Department of a man who appears to be Michael Brown allegedly physically assaulting a much smaller clerk while stealing Swisher Sweet cigars, the media’s narrative has collapsed. The media – and top-level politicians across the political spectrum – portrayed Michael Brown in saintlike fashion. That narrative no longer holds. The report from the police department states: Brown grabbed a box of Swisher Sweet cigars and handed them to Johnson. [REDACTED] witnessed [REDACTED] tell Brown that he had to pay for those cigars first. That is when Brown reached across the...
  • Couple arrested in kidnapping of two Amish girls

    08/15/2014 7:41:29 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 August 2014 | Ashley Collman For Mailonline
    A couple has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of two Amish girls who went missing Wednesday night from their farm in Upstate New York. Fannie and Delila Miller, ages 12 and 6, reappeared after 24 hours missing when they knocked on a stranger's doorstep 36 miles from their home in Oswegatchie, New York. They have since been reunited with their family. On Friday, local authorities announced the arrests of Stephen Howells II, 39, and 25-year-old Nicole Vaisey. According to the suspects' Facebook accounts, they appear to be a couple.
  • IRS Tech Said Lerner's Hard Drive WASN'T Damaged

    08/15/2014 4:31:47 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 58 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 15 Aug 2014 | Patrick Howley
    U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan Thursday ordered the Internal Revenue Service to come up with new answers after IRS employees contradicted sworn testimony about damage to Lois Lerner’s hard drive. Sullivan ruled that “the IRS is hereby ORDERED to file a sworn Declaration, by an official with the authority to speak under oath for the Agency, by no later than August 22, 2014″ on four issues: the IRS’ attempted recovery of Lerner’s lost emails after her computer allegedly crashed, bar codes that could have been on the hard drive, IRS policies on hard drive destruction, and information about an...
  • A Cop Is Killed Every 58 Hours

    08/15/2014 5:05:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 185 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/15/2014 | Michelle Malkin
    If you’ve been watching cable news, reading Hollywood celebrities’ tweets, and listening to race-hustling opportunists, you might think that every police officer in America has a finger on the trigger, hunting for any excuse to gun down defenseless youths. This hysterical nonsense must be stopped. The Cirque du Cop-Bashing, with Al Sharpton as ringmaster, is working overtime to exploit the deadly incident in Ferguson, Mo. That means stoking anti–law enforcement fires at all costs. Are there bad cops? Yes. Does the police state go overboard sometimes? Yes. Do the demagogues decrying systemic racism and braying about “assassinations” know what happened...
  • Court: Silence Can Be Used Against Suspects

    08/15/2014 3:47:36 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 305 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 15, 2014 | PAUL ELIAS
    The California Supreme Court has ruled that the silence of suspects can be used against them. Wading into a legally tangled vehicular manslaughter case, a sharply divided high court on Thursday effectively reinstated the felony conviction of a man accused in a 2007 San Francisco Bay Area crash that left an 8-year-old girl dead and her sister and mother injured. Richard Tom was sentenced to seven years in prison for manslaughter after authorities said he was speeding and slammed into another vehicle at a Redwood City intersection. Prosecutors repeatedly told jurors during the trial that Tom's failure to ask about...
  • ISIS massacres 80 Yazidis in northern Iraq town, say Iraqi officials

    08/15/2014 2:29:18 PM PDT · by McGruff · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 15, 2014
    Islamic militants killed 80 members of Iraq's Yazidi minority in a northern village, sources told Fox News on Friday. The latest killings came just a day after President Obama said U.S. air strikes and humanitarian aid drops on Sinjar mountain, where thousands of Yazidi have been stranded in an Islamic State siege had been ended.
  • Police: Officer Who Shot Michael Brown Did Not Know He Was a Robbery Suspect (But Brown Did)

    08/15/2014 2:26:10 PM PDT · by xzins · 116 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 15, 2014 3:24pm | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown did not know that he was a suspect in a convenience store robbery, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said Friday.Jackson said the officer, previously identified as 28-year-old Darren Wilson, initially stopped Brown and a friend ”because they were walking down the middle of the street blocking traffic.” Police earlier Friday released security footage they said showed Brown grabbing a box of cigars from a convenience store and then shoving the clerk away to leave.Daryl Parks, an attorney for the Brown family, confirmed that the security footage “appears to look like” the teenager,...
  • Palin backs Tea Party favorite Joe Miller for Alaska GOP Senate nod

    08/15/2014 2:20:44 PM PDT · by Syncro · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 15, 2014 | Staff
    Palin backs Tea Party favorite Joe Miller for Alaska GOP Senate nod Published August 15, 2014 Sarah Palin is throwing her support behind Tea Party favorite Joe Miller in the looming Republican primary for the Alaska Senate race.  The former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential nominee announced her support Friday in a written statement, provided to Fox News.  The statement said:  "To restore liberty, to defend our Constitution, to build American exceptionalism, we must send fighters to the U.S. Senate who will stop Barack Obama's fundamental transformation of the nation we love. The status quo has got to go,...
  • Ferguson Chief Names Darren Wilson as Cop Who Shot Michael Brown

    08/15/2014 1:48:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 15, 2014
    A six-year police veteran named Darren Wilson was identified Friday as the officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb last weekend, touching off a week of sometimes violent protests and a military-style police response. A police report made public Friday also revealed that the teen, Michael Brown, was suspected of stealing a box of cigars from a convenience store and assaulting a clerk minutes before the officer shot him to death. Read the police report Thomas Jackson, the police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, said later that the officer did not know Brown was...
  • Lawyer: Friend confirms that he and shooting victim had robbed convenience store

    08/15/2014 12:24:48 PM PDT · by maggief · 164 replies
    kfoxtv.com/AP ^ | August 15, 2014 | Staff
    <p>FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The friend who was with Michael Brown when he was shot and killed by a police officer near St. Louis over the weekend is reportedly confirming that he and Brown had taken part in the theft of cigars from a convenience store that day.</p>
  • Judge Issues New Order to IRS: Your Excuse For "Lost" Emails is Invalid

    08/15/2014 12:47:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    After listening to excuses from IRS officials about why they cannot produce "lost" emails requested through a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan has ordered the IRS to come up with a better explanation as to why the agency cannot produce valid documentation. He's also asking for details about IRS hard drive destruction policy and wants verification from an outside source that IRS hard drives in question were in fact destroyed as officials have claimed. "In an extraordinary step, U. S. District Court Judge Emmett Sullivan has launched an independent inquiry into the...
  • U.N. Security Council blacklists ISIS [EU Vote Unanimous For Arming Kurds]

    08/15/2014 12:35:44 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    Al Arabiya (With AFP and Reuters) ^ | Friday, 15 August 2014 | Staff writer, Al Arabiya News
    The United Nations Security Council took aim at Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria on Friday, blacklisting six people including the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) spokesman and threatening sanctions against those who finance, recruit or supply weapons to the insurgents. The 15-member council unanimously adopted a resolution that aims to weaken ISIS and al Qaeda's Syrian wing Nusra Front, Reuters reported. ISIS has long been blacklisted by the Security Council, while Nusra Front was added earlier this year. Both groups are designated under the U.N. al Qaeda sanctions regime. EU ministers agreed Friday to back the arming...
  • Los Angeles Looks Into Making Ballot Bankable [BRIBING PEOPLE TO VOTE!]

    08/15/2014 11:03:13 AM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 15, 2014 | Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles is considering turning voting ballots into lottery tickets. With fewer than a fourth of voters showing up for recent local elections, the city's Ethics Commission voted unanimously Thursday to recommend that the City Council consider a cash-prize drawing as an incentive to vote. Commission President Nathan Hochman suggests the prizes could be $25,000 or $50,000, saying a pilot program should be used first to find out the number and size of prizes that would bump up turnout. The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/1uV1Ekw) that federal law prohibits payment for voting, but Ethics Commissioner Jessica Levinson says that statute...