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  • Obama Administration Waives Penalty Against Convicted Bank Credit Suisse (received pmts)

    10/27/2015 9:17:53 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 12 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 10/26/2015 | David Sirota
    Only weeks after the White House made headlines with a directive urging prosecutors to get tougher on corporate crime, the Obama administration has moved to protect a convicted financial firm from punishment. The bank, Credit Suisse, has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to President Barack Obama’s political campaigns. It also employs the Podesta Group, a lobbying firm with family connections to the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. In 2014, Credit Suisse pleaded guilty to criminal charges for operating “an illegal cross-border banking business that knowingly and willfully aided and assisted thousands of U.S. clients in opening and...
  • GAO: 70% of Firearms Seized in Mexico Came From USA(right)

    01/22/2016 6:09:56 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1/21/2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    A new federal report reveals that 70% of the firearms seized by Mexican authorities between 2009 and 2014 originated in the United States. In addition, the report shows that the majority of those U.S.-originated guns were bought in California, Arizona, and Texas, southwest states that border Mexico.
  • Fast & Furious Guns Found in El Chapo Compound as Obama Scandal Cover-Up Loses in Federal Court

    01/21/2016 11:56:52 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    A federal judge handed the Obama Administration yet another loss yesterday in the congressional lawsuit to get the truth behind the Fast and Furious fiasco that permitted the illegal sales of guns in order to track the sellers and purchasers. Fast and Furious is yet another example of the Obama Administration’s many scandals stemming from unconstitutional and lawless Executive overreach. Yet this scandal cost lives, and the Obama Administration has been in cover-up mode for years to hide the truth about the reckless gunrunning Operation Fast and Furious. Now a federal court is forcing the Obama Administration to turn over...
  • Malkin: The Desperate Bleatings of Orrin Hack

    01/21/2016 5:50:50 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 41 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 1/21/16 | Michelle Malkin
    So, Big Government and the Open-Borders Lobby's best friend, Sen. Orrin Hatch took to CNN today to trash GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz: "I think we'll lose if he's our nominee," said Orrin Hatch, the most senior Republican in the Senate. "There's a lot of people who don't feel he can appeal to people across the board," Hatch said. "For us to win, we have to appeal the moderates and independents. We can't just act like that only one point of view is the only way to go. That's where Ted is going to have some trouble." Let me be...
  • Fast and Furious Gun Found in El Chapo Hideout

    01/20/2016 7:41:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 20, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: "A .50-caliber rifle found at Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's hideout in Mexico was funneled through [Obama's] gun-smuggling operation known as Fast and Furious, sources confirmed Tuesday to Fox News. ... Former Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt after he refused to divulge documents for a congressional investigation into the matter," if you recall. "A .50-caliber is a massive rifle that can stop a car, or as it was intended, take down a helicopter." El Chapo was found to have one in his possession, and it was part of Obama's Fast and Furious operation. Now, for...
  • BREAKING: 'Massive' Gun Recovered From El Chapo's Hideout Was Bought In Fast and Furious Program!!

    01/20/2016 5:12:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Red State ^ | January 20, 2016 | Caleb Howe
    In yet another election year scandal sure to be downplayed by the mainstream media, news broke overnight that a "massive" .50 caliber rifle intended to be a defense against helicopter gunships that was found at the hideout of notorious drug lord El Chapo's hideout was sold under the disastrous 'Fast and Furious' program! Fox News' William La Jeunesse reports: [snip] As RedState readers know, this news comes just hours after a judge ruled Obama couldn't claim executive privilege to cover up the scandal anymore. The feds are still checking out all the weapons from El Chapo's drug den so it...
  • Judge rules against Obama on 'fast and furious'

    01/19/2016 11:27:25 AM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 19, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    A federal judge on Tuesday ruled President Obama cannot use executive privilege to keep records on the "fast and furious" gun-tracking program from Congress. The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson requires the administration to release to Congress all records they are withholding that are considered "attorney-client privileged material, attorney work product, private information, law enforcement sensitive material, or foreign policy sensitive material." House Republicans launched the suit after voting to hold then-Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for refusing to turn over the records. Operation Fast and Furious was launched by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,...
  • FBI Investigating Clinton Foundation Pay to Play? (realistic on Hillary indictment)

    01/13/2016 11:19:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    NLPC ^ | January 13, 2016 | Peter Flaherty
    According to unconfirmed reports, the FBI is now investigating the possibility that donors were directed to the Clinton Foundation in return for favors from the State Department when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. This would be in addition to the ongoing investigation into Hillary's use of a private email account for official business. We hope the FBI is reviewing the circumstances described below that we uncovered and have already made public: New York University (NYU) and the United Arab Emirates UAE)- We documented that Cheryl Mills, Hillary's longtime aide and confidant, worked as State Department chief of staff...
  • Eric Holder endorses Hillary Clinton

    01/13/2016 8:44:35 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 01.13.2016 | Nick Gass
    Former Attorney General Eric Holder endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination on Wednesday, praising his former administration colleague's plans to tackle a wide range of issues, from gun violence to college affordability. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/01/eric-holder-endorses-hillary-clinton-217701#ixzz3x8yIZTh7
  • New Black Panthers with Guns, Lots of Them

    01/06/2016 6:12:05 PM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 6, 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    I remember the good old days when President Obama and his Justice Department weren't so worried about nasty racists and felons having guns. I remember when President Obama and his Justice Department refused to do anything about New Black Panthers with guns, even New Black Panthers with criminal records possessing firearms and others threatening to kill cops. This week President Obama announced legally dubious plans to force private citizens to behave as if they were federal gun dealers and threatened to place the names of certain Americans on a list to prevent them from obtaining firearms. He sought to...
  • Two officers charged in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy and the wounding of his father.

    11/07/2015 6:49:01 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 52 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | Nov 7, 2015
    ABC NEWS Updated 15 mins ago Louisiana State Police charged two law enforcement officers in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy and the wounding of his father. Norris Greenhouse Jr., 23, and Derrick Stafford, 32, were charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the shooting in the city of Marksville on Tuesday, Col. Mike Edmonson said during a news conference late Friday. Jeremy Mardis was killed and his father, Christopher Few, was left in critical condition. The shooting happened when the two city marshals allegedly opened fire on a vehicle following a pursuit, said Edmonson.
  • East Chicago, Indiana councilman in jail facing murder charge wins second term

    11/04/2015 1:56:58 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    Northwest Indiana Times ^ | 11-4-2015 | Elvia Malagon
    E.C. councilman in jail facing murder charge wins second term 18 hours ago • Elvia Malagon elvia.malagon@nwi.com, (219) 662-5331 EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago 3rd District Councilman Robert "Coop" Battle spent Election Day in the Lake County Jail pending a murder charge. He's accused of shooting to death on Oct. 12 Reimundo Camarillo Jr., in the 4200 block of Euclid Avenue in East Chicago, according to court records. He also faces a federal drug charge stemming from a traffic stop in Porter County where police found 73.22 grams of marijuana and $100,700 in cash. Despite his pending legal battles that...
  • Before Osama Bin Laden Raid, Obama Administration’s Secret Legal Deliberations

    10/28/2015 9:34:23 AM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 Oct 2015 | Charlie Savage
    Weeks before President Obama ordered the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in May 2011, four administration lawyers hammered out rationales intended to overcome any legal obstacles — and made it all but inevitable that Navy SEALs would kill the fugitive Qaeda leader, not capture him. Stretching sparse precedents, the lawyers worked in intense secrecy. Fearing leaks, the White House would not let them consult aides or even the administration’s top lawyer, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. They did their own research, wrote memos on highly secure laptops and traded drafts hand-delivered by trusted couriers. Just days before the...
  • Why Eric Holder covered up the 1995 Trentadue murder (2011 post)

    10/16/2015 10:57:15 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 18 replies
    CoachIsRight ^ | Dec 23, 2011 | Doug Book
    From documents obtained by Jesse Trentadue, it’s clear that Clinton Administration Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder and his DOJ team had conspired to squelch any investigation into the August, 1995 murder of Trentadue’s brother Kenneth. (1) But the obvious question is WHY? And why kill Kenneth Trentadue at all? He was no more than a face in the crowd, hardly distinguished or distinguishable from tens of millions of others throughout the United States. What would move the Deputy Attorney General to animate resources of the United States Justice Department to make certain there would be no hearing, no investigation, no...
  • DOJ Creates New Position to Tackle Domestic Terror Threat

    10/15/2015 11:40:23 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Oct 14, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    In the wake of recent mass shootings in Chattanooga, Tenn., Charleston, S.C., and Roseburg, Ore., the Department of Justice is getting more serious about countering the increasing threats of domestic terrorism. Speaking at George Washington University on Wednesday, John Carlin, head of the department’s national security division, announced the creation of a new position. The new domestic terrorism counsel will serve “as our main point of contact for U.S. attorneys working on domestic terrorism matters,” Carlin said. The position, he continued, will “ensure that we are gaining the benefits of the information and input from those eyes on the ground...
  • Former Texas A&M football player accused of hacking jogger to death in Dallas park

    10/13/2015 6:06:08 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 51 replies
    FOX News ^ | 10/13/2015
    Former Texas A&M football player accused of hacking jogger to death in Dallas park Published October 13, 2015FoxNews.com Oct. 12, 2015: This photo shows Thomas Johnson, a former Texas A&M wide receiver whom Dallas police say randomly attacked and killed a jogger with a 'large, edged weapon'. (Dallas Police Department) Dallas police say a former college football player hacked a jogger to death in a Dallas park Monday morning in what authorities said appeared to be a random attack. Police told KDFW that Thomas Johnson, 21, had admitted to carrying out the attack along the White Rock Creek Trail, and...
  • Former DOJ Head Michael Mukasey Hits Obama’s DOJ Voting Section

    10/05/2015 11:11:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 5, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    He attacks Obama's co-opting of the DOJ for the advancement of leftism, not justice. Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey delivered a sharp criticism of the Obama Justice Department, particularly the DOJ Voting Section, in a speech republished in Hillsdale College’s Imprimis . In a broadside aimed at the Obama-era DOJ, Mukasey hits the department’s biased and partisan law enforcement policies. Mukasey’s speech should be required reading for every presidential campaign. Mukasey revisits the dismissal of the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party by Eric Holder and other political appointees shortly after the 2009 inauguration: During the 2008...
  • Former CIA officer charged in alleged leaks

    01/23/2012 6:42:19 PM PST · by oldernittany · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/23/2012 | Greg Miller
    Kiriakou, 47, was a source for stories by The New York Times and other news organizations in 2008 and 2009 about some of the agency’s most sensitive operations after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. ......... that the information Kiriakou supplied to journalists ... enabling defense attorneys there to obtain photographs of CIA operatives suspected of being involved in harsh interrogations. Some of the pictures were subsequently discovered in the cells of high-value detainees.
  • Boehner: Goodbye to Old Yellowstain. "Someone threatened to 'tell what they knew about Fast and

    09/26/2015 5:38:52 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 104 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | September 26, 2015 | Dutchman6
    John Hawkins writes at Townhall: "Boehner Resigned? Good. Go Cry, Drink And Surrender Somewhere Else." Well, Boehner's resignation is far too late for me and especially far too late for the Fast and Furious investigation that he derailed because the FBI was blackmailing him. Long-time readers will recall that when the Issa committee got around to noticing the fact, uncovered by this blog and FOX News' William La Jeunesse, that the middle men who the ATF agents were forbidden by their superiors from following (the ones who actually transported the weapons across the border) were the Miramontes brothers who were...
  • 3 people hurt in Alabama church shooting; suspect arrested

    09/20/2015 12:02:00 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 20, 2015 | AP
    An Alabama prosecutor says a suspect has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting a woman, an infant and a pastor inside a church in Alabama. Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson says James Minter was arrested after the shooting Sunday at the Oasis Church in East Selma, Alabama. Neither Minter's age or hometown were immediately available.
  • Officer dies, manhunt for 3 armed suspects in Fox Lake, ILLINOIS

    09/01/2015 10:26:44 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    WGNtv ^ | 9-1-2015
    Officer dies, manhunt for 3 armed suspects in Fox Lake Posted 9:16 AM, September 1, 2015, by WGN Web Desk, Updated at 12:08pm, September 1, 2015 FOX LAKE, Ill. -- A manhunt is underway for three armed suspects after a Fox Lake police officer was fatally shot in the head Tuesday morning, sources tell WGN. At a brief news conference Tuesday, authorities said they were searching for two white men and one black man. A large perimeter has been set up and multiple helicopters and K9s units are searching the area. Police will not confirm the officer has died, only...
  • SHERIFF CLARKE: WHITE HOUSE, DOJ STARTED ‘OPEN SEASON’ ON THE AMERICAN POLICE OFFICER

    08/31/2015 8:58:52 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 31 Aug 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On Saturday night’s broadcast of “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” Milwaukee County, WI Sheriff David Clarke reacted to the killing of Harris County, TX deputy Darren Goforth, pinning the blame on President Barack Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder. According to Clarke, their rhetoric has caused an “open season” on police officers. “I am too pissed off tonight to be diplomatic with what’s going on and I’m not going to stick my head in the sand about it,” Clarke said. “I said last December war had been declared on the American police officer led by some high profile people, one...
  • HCSO: ARREST MADE IN SHOOTING DEATH OF HARRIS CO. DEPUTY DARREN GOFORTH

    08/29/2015 2:17:22 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    KTRK ^ | 8/29/15 | KTRK
    A suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of a Harris County deputy, according to a tweet by the sheriff's office. Sheriff Ron Hickman has a 4:30pm press conference scheduled to discuss the arrest and charges. We'll stream that live on abc13.com and our mobile news app.
  • MAN IN CUSTODY AFTER DEADLY AMBUSH ON HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTY

    08/29/2015 7:01:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 70 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 8/29/15 | ABC13
    A person of interest is in custody after the deadly ambush of a Harris County sheriff's deputy, fatally gunned down without warning Friday night while filling up his patrol car at a northwest Harris County gas station. We've learned the person of interest is inside the Harris County Sheriff's Office in east Houston and continues to be questioned in the the case. No one has been charged and the search continues for the suspect. Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, has just left an accident scene when he stopped by a gas station on Telge and West Road. As he was pumping...
  • Texas Deputy Executed Days After Black Radical Group Calls for Killing Cops

    08/29/2015 5:04:10 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 105 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/28/15 | Bob Price and Lana Shadwick
    A Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot execution style at a gas station while reportedly in full uniform. The deputy was filling up his patrol car. Witnesses told Breitbart Texas the shooter shot the deputy in the back of the head and then three times in the back. This tragedy comes within days of a group of Black radicals calling for “lynching whites and killing cops,” as Breitbart Texas recently reported. Witnesses also told Breitbart Texas that the shooter was a black male. The shooting occurred late Friday evening in Northwest Harris County just outside of Houston. One witness who...
  • Coverup: Federal Appeals Court Blasts DOJ Misconduct in Police Prosecution

    08/19/2015 9:23:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 19, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Yet Karla Dobinski is still employed at the DOJ. A federal appeals court has blasted misconduct by Justice Department lawyers in a civil rights prosecution against New Orleans police officers. The case arose in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court’s grant of a new trial because Justice Department lawyers — including those responsible for protecting the civil rights of the defendant police officers — engaged in an anonymous blogging campaign to taint the defendants during the trial. The court noted that Justice Department lawyers stoked a “mob mentality” against police officers....
  • Plea deal given to man indicted in murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry

    08/12/2015 12:06:28 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    kvoa.com ^ | Michel Marizco
    One of the men charged in the murder of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry pleaded guilty to one count of murder, Monday morning. Once a potential candidate for the death penalty after the murder of the agent, the drawn up plea deal now states that the U.S. and the defendant will ask for 360 months imprisonment, with credit for time served since his arrest in October 2012. The Justice Department indicted Rosario Rafael Burboa Alvarez last summer in connection with the killing. Alvarez was identified as the recruiter for the rip-off crew that ran into Terry's elite BORTAC unit...
  • Louis Farrakhan: If the Federal Gov’t Does Not Intercede, ‘We Must Rise Up & Kill Those Who Kill Us’

    08/04/2015 7:09:18 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 109 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 3, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Louis Farrakhan: If the Federal Gov’t Does Not Intercede, ‘We Must Rise Up & Kill Those Who Kill Us’ Aug. 3, 2015 5:25pm Oliver Darcy Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan called late last month for black Americans to “rise up” and “kill those who kill us” if the federal government fails to “intercede in our affairs.” The call for violence came during a July 30 speech the radical leader delivered at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Miami. “The Koran teaches persecution is worse than slaughter. Then it says, retaliation is prescribed in matters of the slain. Retaliation is a...
  • Loretta Lynch's Black Panther moment

    08/03/2015 9:09:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 3, 2015 | James Longstreet
    Have we come to expect this now of our United States attorneys general? The image is still emblazoned on my mind: those Black Panthers with billy clubs and paramilitary outfits confronting voters at a voting station. Video, proof, and no action from then-attorney general Eric Holder. Now we have Loretta Lynch, a family friend of Eric Holder and his wife, and also a person who received her big career break from Bill Clinton. Eric Holder, who was held in contempt of Congress, who sued states that attempted to enforce purposely unenforced federal law, never provided all Fast and Furious documents...
  • Obama Can’t Find Victims of 'Mass Incarceration' in Federal Prisons

    07/15/2015 11:21:43 AM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 7/14/2015 | John P. Walters
    On Monday, President Obama announced the results of his war on unjust sentences and the incarceration of large numbers of low-level, non-violent drug offenders. Now in the seventh year of his presidency, he has added just 46 federal felons to the list of those whose sentences he has commuted. [....] And just who is Obama releasing? Not “low-level, drug-possession offenders” or marijuana users. No, he is releasing crack dealers, cocaine dealers, and methamphetamine dealers. Most of the 46 were crack cocaine distributors, some convicted of dealing more than 10 pounds of crack. Moreover, some of these felony drug dealers were...
  • Eric Holder Returns as Hero to Law Firm That Lobbies for Big Banks

    07/07/2015 8:38:03 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    The Intercept ^ | July 6, 2015 | By Lee Fang
    After failing to criminally prosecute any of the financial firms responsible for the market collapse in 2008, former Attorney General Eric Holder is returning to Covington & Burling, a corporate law firm known for serving Wall Street clients. The move completes one of the more troubling trips through the revolving door for a cabinet secretary. Holder worked at Covington from 2001 right up to being sworn in as attorney general in Feburary 2009. And Covington literally kept an office empty for him, awaiting his return. The Covington & Burling client list has included four of the largest banks, including Bank...
  • Eric Holder: The Justice Department could strike deal with Edward Snowden

    07/06/2015 11:23:41 PM PDT · by South40 · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6 JUL 2015 | Michael Isikoff
    Former Attorney General Eric Holder said today that a “possibility exists” for the Justice Department to cut a deal with former NSA contractor Edward Snowden that would allow him to return to the United States from Moscow. In an interview with Yahoo News, Holder said “we are in a different place as a result of the Snowden disclosures” and that “his actions spurred a necessary debate” that prompted President Obama and Congress to change policies on the bulk collection of phone records of American citizens.
  • SPLC Issues Hit List of U.S. Women Against Sharia Law

    06/18/2015 2:18:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 18, 2015
    The Obama-tied leftist group that helped a gunman commit an act of terrorism against a conservative organization has assembled a starter kit for Islamists to attack American women who refuse to comply with Sharia law, the authoritarian doctrine that inspires Islamists and their jihadism. It’s the summer special from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), an extremist nonprofit that lists conservative organizations that disagree with it on social issues on a catalogue of “hate groups.” A few years ago a gunman received a 25-year prison sentence for carrying out the politically-motivated shooting of the Family Research Council (FRC) headquarters after...
  • Sowell: Paying the Price

    06/01/2015 1:14:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 2, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Baltimore is now paying the price for irresponsible words and actions, not only by young thugs in the streets, but also by its mayor and the state prosecutor, both of whom threw the police to the wolves, in order to curry favor with local voters. Now murders in Baltimore in May have been more than double what they were in May last year, and higher than in any May in the past 15 years. Meanwhile, the number of arrests is down by more than 50 percent. Various other communities across the country are experiencing very similar explosions of crime and...
  • Anarchy in Baltimore: Residents claim police have deserted them..

    05/29/2015 1:18:02 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 144 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 29 May 2015 | Wills Robinson
    Anarchy in Baltimore: Residents claim police have deserted them in wake of Freddie Gray riots as murder rate soars to highest in 15 years Jennifer Jeffrey, 31, and son Kester 'Tony' Browne, 8, were killed Thursday They became the city's 37th and 38th homicide victims this month Residents have barricaded their doors in fear of ongoing violence Some have compared parts of the city to the Wild West Others have said virtually no police have been on the streets since riots Arrests are down almost 50 per cent on the same time last year Police claim they are being met...
  • Successful Qatar bid for World Cup aroused suspicion among U.S. officials

    05/29/2015 12:09:28 PM PDT · by mojito · 13 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 5/27/2015 | Sari Horwitz
    In November 2010, former president Bill Clinton and then- Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. traveled to Zurich to lobby soccer’s world governing body in support of the U.S. bid to host the 2022 World Cup. Soccer’s popularity was rising in the United States, and a successful bid would bring the most watched sporting event in the world back to the country for the first time in nearly three decades. The Americans were not successful. Instead, Qatar — a small, wealthy emirate on the Persian Gulf — became the first Arab country to be awarded the event. Almost immediately, the...
  • Baltimore Cop: No Proactive Policing

    05/28/2015 12:50:03 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 27, 2015 | Sarah Fisher
    Baltimore Cop: No Proactive Policing 5.27.2015 News Sarah Fisher Whilee Baltimore faces record levels of violence, an anonymous police officer told Sean Hannity last night that police will no longer be "proactive." This month there were 35 murders, and 32 reported shootings this past Memorial Day weekend alone. A current Baltimore police officer who chose to hide his identity reacted on "Hannity" tonight, saying that the surge in violence is a "direct result" from the six officers who were indicted by a grand jury in the death of Freddie Gray. "After the protests, it seems like the citizens would appreciate...
  • [Charm City] Deadly month sees 35 killings

    05/26/2015 3:20:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 5/25/15 | Luke Broadwater
    Hours after Baltimore's mayor huddled with police officials to discuss the recent spike in violence, two more people were killed Monday — making May the city's deadliest month since 1999.The two homicides increased this month's total to 35. There have been 108 homicides across the city this year."It's deplorable," said City Councilman William "Pete" Welch. "The shootings and killings are all over the city. I don't think any part of the city is immune to this. I've never seen anything like it."Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is "disheartened and frustrated by this continuing violence, particularly when you think about the progress that...
  • Watch: Michelle’s Race-Baiting Shredded By Black Guy Who Gives Her A Must-See History Lesson

    05/19/2015 5:53:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | May 18, 2015 | B. Christopher Agee
    Watch: Michelle’s Race-Baiting Shredded By Black Guy Who Gives Her A Must-See History Lesson VIDEO B. Christopher Agee May 18, 2015 at 2:32pm In a recent installment of Zonation, host Alfonzo Rachel reacted to Michelle Obama’s recent commencement address at Tuskegee University. As Western Journalism reported, the first lady used the forum to spread a message of victimhood among black graduates. “I’m disappointed that the students at Tuskegee University didn’t get up and walk out on Michelle Obama’s speech,” Rachel said. “It’s like the graduates spent all that time at the college and didn’t learn anything worth a hard donut.”
  • We need to take deadly force off table (barf alert)

    05/18/2015 5:08:13 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 34 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 16 may 2015 | Emily Mills
    I didn't envy Ismael Ozanne in the least when he took the podium for his news conference this last Tuesday. The Dane County district attorney looked visibly nervous, dabbing sweat from his face several times over the course of the long, detailed speech that led to his eventual rationale for and decision not to press criminal charges against Madison police officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of biracial teenager Tony Robinson. Ozanne is himself biracial, his mother a black woman who was involved in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee during the Freedom Summer of 1964. Ozanne become the first...
  • Percentage of African-Americans in U.S. Police Departments Remains Flat Since 2007

    05/15/2015 5:31:03 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | May 14, 2015 | By Ben Kesling and Cameron McWhirter
    Percentage of African-Americans in U.S. Police Departments Remains Flat Since 2007 But police hiring of other minorities has increased, report shows By Ben Kesling and Cameron McWhirter May 14, 2015 2:43 p.m. ET 28 COMMENTS The percentage of African-Americans in U.S. police departments has remained flat since before the recession, even as police hiring of other minorities has increased, according to a U.S. Department of Justice survey released Thursday. A lack of black officers, especially in communities with large African-American populations, has been cited frequently in the wake of police-involved deaths of black residents that sparked riots in cities from...
  • Police Officers: Morale Is Low In Departments Across The Country

    05/13/2015 8:24:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/12/2015 | Kerry Picket
    Police Officers: Morale Is Low In Departments Across The Country Kerry Picket Reporter 10:05 PM 05/12/2015 Law enforcement officers at Washington, D.C.’s annual Police Week tell The Daily Caller that the anti-police climate is taking its toll on the men and women in uniform and that morale is low in departments across the country. One source told The DC Monday night that officers have stepped back from engaging in proactive policing, because they often see the same violent criminals they arrest immediately released on to the streets. President of the Fraternal Order of Police Chuck Canterbury told TheDC that he...
  • BREAKING:Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer in the shooting death of Tony Robinson

    05/12/2015 1:20:02 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 64 replies
    NBC15 ^ | May 12, 2015
    BREAKING:Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson Updated: Tue 3:17 PM, May 12, 2015 MADISON, Wis.---BREAKING: DA Ozanne: Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson. UPDATED: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 ---3:17 p.m. MADISON, Wis.---BREAKING: DA Ozanne: Charges will not be filed against MPD Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of Tony Robinson. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • Violence surges as Baltimore police officers feel hesitant

    05/10/2015 8:56:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | May 10, 2015 | Justin Fenton and Justin George
    As the number of shootings and homicides has surged in Baltimore, some police officers say they feel hesitant on the job under intense public scrutiny and in the wake of criminal charges against six officers in the Freddie Gray case.State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby's decision last week to charge the officers has stoked strong opinions across the country — including praise from those who want accountability and derision from some legal experts. But perhaps the most jarring effect has been on the Baltimore Police Department. "In 29 years, I've gone through some bad times, but I've never seen it this...
  • Obama Praised Baltimore Police He's Now Investigating

    05/06/2015 4:29:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Invertors.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    Law And Order: Just two months ago, President Obama held up the Baltimore police force as a model of unbiased community policing. Now he's investigating it for civil-rights violations. What's changed? In a March White House report on police reforms, Obama and his Task Force on 21st Century Policing praised Baltimore's force and its black chief for "implementing national best practices for policies and training," including "use of force" reforms. His task force even quoted Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, who said he changed "outdated procedures" that "put officers at odds with the community."
  • Baltimore Violence is Obama’s Failed Legacy on Race

    05/04/2015 1:36:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    NLPC ^ | May 4, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    As our first African-American president, Barack Obama had the opportunity to personify the final triumph of civil rights, and in the process, become a celebrated and historic figure. Instead, his ironic legacy on race is one of abject failure, as the rioting and looting in Baltimore underscore. The tragic reality is that Obama passed on the opportunity to the “post-racial” president he promised to be when he first ran in 2008. Instead, he farmed out leadership on racial issues to Al Sharpton, for whom grievance is like oxygen. The prejudgment of George Zimmerman, and related fury, set the stage...
  • Is America Ready for La Guardia Civil?

    05/02/2015 8:12:20 PM PDT · by walford · 44 replies
    Facebook ^ | 05/02/2015 | walford
    Now that the six Baltimore police officers have been charged with murder [by a prosecutor with numerous questions about her objectivity], the crowds are reacting with jubilation. People being interviewed on the street are saying that if these cops are not convicted in a trial that has not even been scheduled, it will be “just like Rodney King all over again.” [To review, the 1992 Los Angeles riots included looting and arson (resulting in over $1 billion in damages) as well as racially motivated assaults and murders (resulting in 53 deaths and untold numbers of maimings and injuries).] ` This...
  • Thousands March in Baltimore Cheering Arrest of Police Officers

    05/02/2015 4:00:02 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 70 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2 May 2015
    Thousands March in Baltimore Cheering Arrest of Police Officers 'No Justice, No Peace, No Racist Police' Chants in Baltimore Saturday, 02 May 2015 06:31 PM Chants of "no justice, no peace, no racist police" echoed through the streets of Baltimore Saturday during a march that organizers billed as a "victory rally" a day after a prosecutor charged six officers involved in the arrest of a man who died in police custody. State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby on Friday charged the six with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the death of Freddie Gray. He died from spinal injuries a week...
  • Baltimore prosecutor: Probable cause to file criminal charges in Gray’s death

    05/01/2015 7:56:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 561 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5-1-15 | Lynh Bui and Dana Hedgpeth
    State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby said Friday she has probable cause to file criminal charges in the much publicized death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray who died while in police custody. Six officers, including a lieutenant and a sergeant, have been suspended after the incident. Gray suffered a spinal injury and died after riding in a police transport van that made several stops. On Thursday, Baltimore’s police officials said they turned over their initial report to prosecutors — a day earlier than expected.
  • Rawlings-Blake says she's thinking 'long and hard' about whether to run for U.S. Senate

    04/28/2015 6:41:20 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Mar 4, 2015 | Yvonne Wenger
    Rawlings-Blake says she's thinking 'long and hard' about whether to run for U.S. Senate By Yvonne Wenger The Baltimore Sun As she weighs a decision to run for U.S. Senate, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday she’s considering whether she can serve Baltimore better in her current job or in Congress. Rawlings-Blake, who is in her first full term, declined to say how soon she would decide whether to run for the seat that will be vacated by longtime Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski. Mikulski announced this week that she will retire at the end of her term after nearly half a...