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  • Sheriff walks out of interview about New Mexico compound

    08/17/2018 12:24:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 60 replies
    KVIA - CNN ^ | August 13, 2018 | SCOTT MCLEAN
    TAOS COUNTY, New Mexico - Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe walked out of a CNN interview after defending his decision not to search a squalid New Mexico compound for a missing boy, despite having the property owners' permission to comb it. The sheriff has been criticized by the owners of the property where the compound sits illegally. Jason and Tanya Badger believe a missing child, 3-year old Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, may have been alive on the compound when they say they alerted law enforcement months ago. The Badgers gave written consent for a search, but it was August 3 before authorities...
  • Special Report: Children poisoned by lead on U.S. Army bases as hazards ignored

    08/17/2018 2:00:30 AM PDT · by blueplum · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 16 Aug 2018 | Joshua Schneyer and Andrea Januta
    [snip]The Army requires http://www.campbell.army.mil/Installation/Environmental_Handbook/Documents/LBPManagementtPlan_DEC2014.pdf abatement when certified testing identifies deteriorating lead paint in base homes. Yet it also "discourages" this type of lead-paint inspection https://phc.amedd.army.mil/topics/workplacehealth/ih/Pages/Lead.aspx, in part because lead abatement can be costly. These homes put military kids at risk. Reuters obtained medical data from the Army showing that at least 31 small children tested high for lead at a Fort Benning hospital over a recent six-year period. All tested above the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's threshold for elevated lead levels – 5 micrograms per deciliter of blood. Any child who tests high warrants a public health...
  • Jury Finds Georgia Felon Has Right to Self Defense

    08/16/2018 4:39:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 5 November, 2014, Demarco M. Williams shot and killed Javarious Walthour. Williams was 26, Walthour was 20. Williams had been convicted of fleeing in 2008, when he was 20. Demarco Williams chose to go to a jury trial rather than plead to a lesser charge. On August 10th, 2018, the jury found Williams not guilty of murder, criminal damage to property, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.   From augustachronicle.com: Defense attorney Peter Johnson argued to the jury that Williams shot Walthour in self-defense because he knew Walthour was armed and looking for him....
  • Reality Winner faces 'longest sentence' ever for federal crime involving media leaks

    08/15/2018 1:47:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 15, 2018 | Ross Bynum-AP
    SAVANNAH, Ga. — A Georgia woman who mailed a secret U.S. report to a news organization faces the “longest sentence” ever behind bars for a federal crime involving leaks to the news media, prosecutors said in a court filing. Former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner, 26, is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 23 by a U.S. District Court judge in Augusta. She pleaded guilty in June to a single count of transmitting national security information when she worked as a translator at an NSA facility in Augusta. Winner’s plea deal with prosecutors calls for imprisonment of five years and...
  • Former Gun Control Candidate Charged With Shooting Her Campaign Treasurer

    08/13/2018 4:59:41 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 21 replies
    Kellie Collins, a former congressional candidate in Georgia’s 10th District, was charged with the murder of her former campaign treasurer, Curtis Cain. The allegations of murder follow Collins’ advocacy for “responsible” gun control laws during her campaign. WSB-TV reports that she argued for stricter legislation “to protect the community.” Police found Cain’s body in Collins’s apartment with a gunshot wound. Cain did not come in to work last Tuesday, prompting deputies to check in on him. Police estimated that he was dead for roughly a week.
  • Former Gun Control Candidate Charged With Shooting Her Campaign Treasurer

    08/13/2018 10:18:21 AM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 13, 2018 | Juliana Knot
    Kellie Collins, a former congressional candidate in Georgia’s 10th District, was charged with the murder of her former campaign treasurer, Curtis Cain. The allegations of murder follow Collins’ advocacy for “responsible” gun control laws during her campaign. WSB-TV reports that she argued for stricter legislation “to protect the community.” Police found Cain’s body in Collins’s apartment with a gunshot wound. Cain did not come in to work last Tuesday, prompting deputies to check in on him. Police estimated that he was dead for roughly a week.
  • Muslim running jihad terror training camp in New Mexico is polygamist, has two wives

    08/13/2018 9:16:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | August 12, 2018 | Pamela Geller
    This story just keeps getting worse. The son of one of the most prominent and respected imams in the United States turns out to be running a jihad training camp in New Mexico, teaching young children to become school shooters. Now it turns out that he has two wives, one in Georgia, and one in New Mexico. The Daily Mail says this is because he follows an interpretation of Islam that allows for polygamy, but actually all of Islam allows for polygamy, because it’s in the Quran. The question is, how long has he been flouting American law, and with...
  • She ran on responsible gun regulation, now she's accused of killing her campaign treasurer

    08/12/2018 3:52:15 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 74 replies
    ATLANTA - A former Georgia Congressional candidate has been charged with murder after her former campaign treasurer was found dead inside her apartment. Kellie Collins, of Thomason, turned herself into the McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office just as authorities in Aiken County, South Carolina found the body of Curtis Cain, Collins’ former campaign treasurer. Investigators said Cain did not show up for work on Tuesday, so deputies went to his home to check on him. That’s when they found him dead from an apparent gunshot wound. The coroner said the body had been there for at least four days. Authorities said...
  • FATHER OF NEW MEXICO ISLAMIST COMPOUND LEADER IS LINDA SARSOUR'S 'MENTOR' ( Siraj Wahhaj )

    08/11/2018 10:05:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 10, 2018 | Leo Hohmann
    Training camp for child terrorists has chilling connection to top Democratic Party operative. Siraj Ibn Wahhaj Jr., 40, of Clayton County, Georgia, was arrested along with his two sisters and two other adults last Friday in New Mexico on charges of felony child abuse ... But there is more to this story that is not appearing in the nightly news accounts we've all been following. Nobody is talking about Wahhaj's well-connected father, Siraj Wahhaj Sr., a radical Brooklyn imam who is the spiritual adviser to Democratic Socialist and Bernie Sanders supporter Linda Sarsour. The elder Wahhaj also has ties to...
  • Atlanta elementary school says it will no longer do the pledge of allegiance . . .

    08/10/2018 2:34:05 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/10/18 | Minyvonne Burke
    Atlanta elementary school says it will no longer do the pledge of allegiance - but students WILL stand each morning for a 'wolf pack chant' An Atlanta elementary school announced that students will no longer have to say the Pledge of Allegiance during morning meetings, and will instead recite a 'Wolf Pack Chant'. Lara Zelski, the principal of Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School, said in a press release on Tuesday that it has become 'increasingly obvious' over the past years that more and more of the school community were not standing or reciting the pledge. 'Students will continue to lead the...
  • Grandfather: Remains at NM compound are missing boy’s

    08/10/2018 10:54:51 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 10, 2018 | Stephen R. Groves And Morgan Lee / AP
    TAOS – A severely disabled Georgia boy who authorities say was kidnapped by his father and marked for an exorcism was found buried at the ramshackle compound in the New Mexico desert that has been the focus of investigators for the past week, the toddler’s grandfather said Thursday. New Mexico authorities, however, said they had not identified the remains, discovered Monday. And prosecutors said they were awaiting word on the cause of death before deciding on any charges. The boy, Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, would have turned 4 on Monday. Prosecutors said he was snatched from his mother, Hakima Ramzi, in December...
  • Atlanta school drops Pledge of Allegiance, asks students to instead recite 'Wolf Pack Chant'

    08/09/2018 12:55:25 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 9, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    An Atlanta charter school headed into the new school year by telling students and staff not to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in the morning - but instead the "Wolf Pack Chant." Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School announced on Tuesday it will be eliminating the Pledge of Allegiance from its morning agenda to make the institution more inclusive. [Snip] "There are many emotions around this and we want everyone in our school family to start their day in a positive manner. After all, that is the whole purpose of our morning meeting," Zelski said. [Snip] The Atlanta charter school isn't the...
  • Charter School Says It Will Not Recite The Pledge Of Allegiance

    08/09/2018 12:44:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    KCAL ^ | 8/9/18
    An Atlanta charter school is sparking controversy over its decision to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School announced on Aug. 7 that students will no longer stand and participate in the morning pledge. Elementary campus president Lara Zelski claims the decision was made after noting a divide in the local community over the classroom staple.“Over the past couple of years it has become increasingly obvious that more and more of our community were choosing to not stand and/or recite the pledge,” Zelski’s said, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  • Black Man Holds Naked White Man at Gun Point ~ VIDEO

    08/09/2018 5:13:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In the afternoon of July 24-25, 2018, a naked white man was making a nuisance of himself at Trailblazer Park in Newton County, Georgia.  A father with children at the park, on a church outing, used his legal firearm to detain the man for police.From charlotteobserver.com: A Covington, Ga., dad only wanted to take his family on a trip to feed the homeless. Instead, Tae Lovelace says they were harassed by a naked man and he was forced to pull out a handgun in defense. “Had I not been licensed to carry at that moment who knows what this guy...
  • Child Remains Found At Compound Near Colorado, Man Due In Court (School Shooter Trainer

    08/08/2018 3:56:02 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 18 replies
    CBS 4 Denver ^ | 8-8-2018 | CBS4
    For months, neighbors worried about a squalid compound built along a remote New Mexico plain, saying they brought their concerns to authorities long before sheriff’s officials found 11 hungry children on the lot, and then the remains of a small boy. Two men and three women also had been living at the compound, and were arrested following a raid Friday that came as officials searched for a missing Georgia boy with severe medical issues. Medical examiners still must confirm whether the body found at the property in a second search of the compound on Monday is that of Abdul-ghani Wahhaj,...
  • Man arrested at New Mexico compound was training kids to commit school shootings

    08/08/2018 11:59:55 AM PDT · by MNDude · 130 replies
    A man who was arrested at a New Mexico compound where 11 children were found abused was training kids to commit school shootings, court documents revealed. Authorities raided the compound on Friday after a monthslong search investigating a 3-year-old boy's disappearance led them to the property, where the children were discovered hungry and living in squalor. On Monday, a child's remains were found on the property, but authorities were working on a positive identification.
  • Mom: Dad wanted to perform exorcism on missing boy (Update: Child's Body found at NM compound)

    08/07/2018 2:38:15 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 20 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 6, 2018 | T.S. Last and Edmundo Carrillo
    TAOS – The mother of a disabled boy whose disappearance led to a law enforcement raid at a remote, ramshackle compound north of Taos last week told police in Georgia that the boy’s father wanted to perform an exorcism on the child. According to an arrest warrant affidavit filed in Taos, the woman said Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 39, one of five adults now charged after the Friday raid, believed “the child is possessed by the devil” and that he intended to deny the boy his medication. ... the whereabouts of Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, 4, who was allegedly abducted by Siraj Ibn...
  • 670 ballots in a precinct with 276 voters, and other tales from Georgia’s primary

    08/07/2018 9:49:19 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 51 replies
    McClatchy ^ | August 6, 2018
    Washington Habersham County’s Mud Creek precinct in northeastern Georgia had 276 registered voters ahead of the state’s primary elections in May. But 670 ballots were cast, according to the Georgia secretary of state’s office, indicating a 243 percent turnout. The discrepancy, included in a number of sworn statements and exhibits filed as part of a federal lawsuit against the state by election security activists, comes amid swelling public concern for the security of Georgia’s voting systems. Georgia is one of four states that uses voting machines statewide that produce no paper record for voters to verify, making them difficult to...
  • New Mexico: Police Find 11 Starving Children in Compound

    08/06/2018 12:04:13 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 32 replies
    BBC World News ^ | Aug. 6, 2018 | BBC Staff
    Police in the US state of New Mexico have rescued 11 malnourished children who were being kept in squalid conditions in a remote desert compound. They said the children, aged one to 15, had no shoes, were wearing rags and "looked like Third World refugees". Five adults were found at the scene, including two heavily armed men. Police searched the site after receiving a message from a third party that read: "We are starving and need food and water." It is not clear how the group ended up at the compound in Amalia, near the state's border with Colorado. Police...
  • Moms arrested after 11 children found in 'filthy' New Mexico compound with armed Muslim 'extremists

    08/06/2018 1:12:01 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/6/18 | Katherine Lam
    Full title..........................Moms arrested after 11 children found in 'filthy' New Mexico compound with armed Muslim 'extremists,' cops say............................The three mothers of the 11 malnourished children found living in a filthy New Mexico compound were arrested and charged Sunday along with two men described as armed Muslim “extremists” after authorities raided the property in search of a 4-year-old boy. snip Authorities raided the compound Friday as part of their search for 4-year-old Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, who vanished last December. Abdul-Ghani’s mother reported her son missing after Wahhaj took the boy, who turned 4 on Monday, to the park in Clayton County, Ga.,...