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  • Ex-KKK Leader David Duke Registers to Run for US Senate

    07/22/2016 11:47:49 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 81 replies
    Associated Press ^ | MELINDA DESLATTE
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, an avowed white supremacist, officially signed up Friday to run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana. ... In a video released on his website before he signed up, Duke said, "I'm overjoyed to see Donald Trump and most Americans embrace most of the issues that I've championed for years. My slogan remains America first."
  • NBA pulls 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, focuses on New Orleans

    07/21/2016 1:41:07 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 68 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/20/16
    Without any movement by state legislators in North Carolina to change newly enacted laws targeted at the LGBT community, the NBA is pulling the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, league sources told The Vertical
  • Should Students Learn About Black Lives Matter in School?

    07/21/2016 12:44:10 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 21, 2016 | Haley Glatter
    If the Chicago social-studies teacher Gregory Michie waits for a textbook to teach his students about the Black Lives Matter movement, the first seventh-graders to hear the lesson won’t be born for another seven years. Despite the historical implications of that movement, bureaucratic timelines all but quash any possibility that students might learn about today’s events from an actual history textbook in the near future. According to Anthony Pellegrino, an assistant professor of education at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, many school districts receive new books on a seven-year cycle. However, in some states, schools don’t receive new books for 10...
  • Horrifying new CCTV images show ex-marine Baton Rouge gunman tactically gunning [tr]

    07/19/2016 6:00:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 19, 2016 | Wills Robinson and Khaleda Rahman
    Wearing a black balaclava and carrying a high-powered rifle, former US Marine Gavin Long cut a chilling figure as he calmly walked around Baton Rouge. He is seen strolling alongside cars and through streets in newly-released surveillance footage, taken during the his horrific attack that left three police officers dead and another three wounded. The cameras then recorded him as he took up his shooting stance and fired at patrol cars from a long distance. During Sunday's brutal ambush, the 29-year-old from Kansas City, Missouri, kept shooting one of the slain cops as he lay dying on the ground.
  • Sister of slain Baton Rouge officer: 'It's coming to the point where no lives matter'

    07/18/2016 6:54:33 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 17 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | July 17, 2016 | Carrie Camillo
    Slain Baton Rouge Police Officer Montrell Jackson, holds his son Mason Jocelyn Jackson was already sitting in church when she found herself needing God most. She hadn't yet learned that her younger brother Montrell Jackson was among the three officer killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, when her pastor asked the congregation to send prayers to her family. "I didn't want to break down in church, but it was just something I couldn't hold," said Jackson, 49. "He was a wonderful person. A wonderful person." Jocelyn Jackson said that she understands the anger behind the movement Black Lives Matter but...
  • Black Lives Matter Supporters Celebrate Baton Rouge Police Shootings On Twitter

    07/18/2016 3:57:40 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 18 , 2016 | Charlie Nash
    Dozens of Black Lives Matter and anti-police supporters, including an editor for ThinkProgress have taken to Twitter after the murder of three Baton Rouge police officers earlier today.
  • Massacre Of Cops In Baton Rouge

    07/18/2016 3:24:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 18 , 2016 | Mathew Vadum
    CLEVELAND -- In what is becoming a depressingly regular occurrence in the Obama era, police officers were murdered by a black militant in a shootout in Baton Rouge on Sunday, apparently in revenge for the recent police-involved death of black career criminal Alton Sterling outside a Baton Rouge food store.
  • Former Marine kills 3 Baton Rouge officers, wounds 3 others

    07/17/2016 8:43:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 17, 2016 | Mike Kunzelman and Linda Deslatte
    A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition shot and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers Sunday, less than two weeks after a black man was fatally shot by police here in a confrontation that sparked nightly protests that reverberated nationwide. Three other officers were wounded, one critically. Police said the gunman was killed at the scene. The shooting less than a mile from police headquarters added to the tensions across the country between the black community and police. Just days earlier, one of the slain officers had posted an emotional Facebook message about the challenges of...
  • Head of Cleveland Police Union on Baton Rouge: Obama Has ‘Blood on His Hands’

    07/17/2016 6:20:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 17th, 2016 | Josh Feldman |
    The head of a Cleveland police union reacted to the shooting of multiple officers in Baton Rouge by going off on resident Obama and a media culture that helps boost anti-cop narratives. Detective Steve Loomis ... said that Obama has “validated the false narrative and the nonsense that Black Lives Matter and the media are pressing out there,” and he said the president has “blood on his hands” that he won’t be able to wash off.
  • Baton Rouge Shooter Gavin Eugene Long Was Nation Of Islam Member, Railed Against ‘Crackers’

    07/17/2016 4:09:28 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 178 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/17/2016 | Chuck Ross
    Youtube account operated by Gavin Eugene Long and discovered by The Daily Caller reveals key insight into what might have motivated the 29-year-old black man who killed three Baton Rouge police officers Sunday morning. Videos on Long’s account show that he was a former Nation of Islam member. He also railed against “crackers” and made references to Alton Sterling, the black man killed by police in Baton Rouge on July 5.
  • Shepard Smith slams Bobby Jindal for saying all lives matter, gets clock cleaned

    07/17/2016 4:29:40 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 85 replies
    http://conservativefiringline.com ^ | July 17, 2016 | Joe Newby
    On Sunday, Fox News’ Shepard Smith slammed former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who had the temerity to say that “all lives matter.” Twitter responded by demanding Smith be fired. “Shepard, I will say this, look, it, it is time for folks across party lines, across ideological lines to con–to condemn this violence, to condemn this insanity. We gotta come together. We’ve got to say that all lives matter,” Jindal said, according to a partial transcript posted at the Gateway Pundit. “It doesn’t matter what color you are: Black, white, brown, red, it doesn’t matter. All lives matter. We’ve got to...
  • Obama addresses Baton Rouge Shooting

    07/17/2016 4:19:19 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 65 replies
    You Tube ^ | 17/7/16 | BHO
    Refrain from inflamatory rhetoric. We are all one family. Attack was cowardly. No justification for shooting police (unless you listen to Malcom X or NBPP [own editorial comment]). Blah. Blah. Blahblah.
  • Obama urges Americans to tamp down inflammatory rhetoric

    07/17/2016 3:37:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 125 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 17, 2016 6:21 PM EDT | Kevin Freking
    Confronting another killing of police officers, President Barack Obama on Sunday urged Americans to tamp down inflammatory words and actions as a violent summer collides with the nation’s heated presidential campaign. Obama said the motive behind Sunday’s killing of three officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was still unknown. It was the latest in a string of deadly incidents involving law enforcement, including the police shooting of a black man in Baton Rouge and the killing of five officers in Dallas. “We as a nation have to be loud and clear that nothing justifies attacks on law enforcement,” Obama said in...
  • Louisiana governor signs 'Blue Lives Matter' bill [Less than 2 months ago!]

    07/17/2016 2:45:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Fox ^ | 5/26/16 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Louisiana’s governor signed a first-of-its-kind bill Thursday afternoon that makes it a hate crime to target police officers and first responders. Called the “Blue Lives Matter” bill, the measure expands the state’s hate crime law to include law enforcement officers, firefighters and other emergency medical services personnel. “The overarching message is that hate crimes will not be tolerated in Louisiana,” Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards told FoxNews.com in a written statement. He added that he has “great respect” for the work that law enforcement officers do and the daily risks they take. “I thought it was critical that we add...
  • Deceased Baton Rouge suspect identified as a ‘black male named Gavin Eugene Long of Kansas City

    07/17/2016 2:50:28 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 122 replies
    twitchy ^ | July 17, 2016
    Some updates on the awful killing of 3 police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The deceased suspect has been identified as Gavin Eugene Long of Kansas City, Missouri:
  • ThinkProgress Editor: Cops Not Held Accountable

    07/17/2016 2:03:21 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 28 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 17, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    ThinkProgress editor Zack Ford, in discussing the Baton Rouge shooting today, offered a take on police accountability and violence that rubbed a lot of people the wrong way: Given how police haven't been held accountable for murdering black people, it's no surprise some are taking justice into their own hands. — Zack Ford (@ZackFord) July 17, 2016 He argued in his subsequent tweets he’s just making a point about the frustration people feel in reaction to constant systemic injustice:
  • Cleveland Police Officer On Baton Rouge Shooting: Obama "Has Blood On His Hands"

    07/17/2016 11:52:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 99 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 17 , 2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on Fox News Channel’s breaking news coverage of the shootings in Baton Rouge, LA that has killed 3 officers and injured 3 more, Cleveland police officer and Police Patrolmen’s Association President Steve Loomis said President Barack Obama had “blood on his hands.”
  • Three Police Officers Killed and Several Wounded in Baton Rouge Shooting [new info.]

    07/17/2016 10:24:08 AM PDT · by catnipman · 121 replies
    NYT ^ | 7/17/2016 | MIKE McPHATE
    Three police officers were shot dead and seven others wounded in Baton Rouge, La., on Sunday, Kip Holden, the mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish, said.
  • 3 officers killed; 3 injured in Baton Rouge

    07/17/2016 9:35:57 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 93 replies
    CNN ^ | 17 Jul 16 | Carma Hassan and Vivian Kuo
    (CNN) — LATEST UPDATE -- One suspect is dead, and two others may be at large in the Baton Rouge shooting, the East Baton Rouge sheriff's office said. -- Six law enforcement officers were shot -- three are dead and three others are injured, Baton Rouge Police Department spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola told CNN. -- No motive has been identified at this time. FULL STORY Three officers were killed and three others wounded in a shooting in Baton Rouge that officials think were carried out by multiple gunmen. Police received a call of "suspicious person walking down Airline Highway with...
  • Thank Al Sharpton/Jesse Jackson for Baton Rouge Police killings today

    07/17/2016 9:17:30 AM PDT · by topher · 50 replies
    17-July-2016 | Vanity
    Clearly the words of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson probably lead to the shooting of 7 police officers today in Baton Rouge. They both spoke at the funeral of Alton Sterling. Apparently, they have been a calming influence on our nation. Of course, it is unclear what roles #BlackLivesMatter and the New Black Panther Party had. The shooter today in Baton Rouge was dressed in all black as is the custom of the New Black Panthers.
  • Three Police Officers killed IN Baton Rouge

    07/17/2016 7:46:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1,754 replies
    Just a breaking news report over KTLA so far
  • Police arrest fourth person in police shooting plot, a 12-year-old boy

    07/16/2016 8:53:43 AM PDT · by BBell · 28 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/15/16 | Kevin Litten, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Baton Rouge Police on Friday (July 15) said they have arrested a fourth person, a 12-year-old boy, who they say was involved in a plot to kill police with handguns stolen from a city pawn shop. Police said they worked with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to to identify the boy. They had already arrested three other people -- an unnamed 13-year old, Antonio Thomas, 17 and Malik Bridgewater, 20.Officials said on Tuesday that they had not yet identified who the fourth person was, but that they believed the person still had two handguns that were unaccounted for...
  • Ebony Editor Not 'Comfortable' With Calling Dallas Cop Massacre a Hate Crime

    07/15/2016 8:35:21 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 37 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 14, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    At her personal web site's home page, Ebony Magazine Senior Editor Jamilah Lemieux says she is "One of those pesky Black feminists who challenges the status quo, while remaining fresh and fab at all times." "Fresh and fab" would hardly describe Ms. Lemieux's Wednesday appearance on CNN Newsroom, where she took issue with, per the White House, President Barack Obama's characterization of the murders of five Dallas law enforcement officers as "hate crimes." You see, that's not her "most comfortable word choice," because it involved white cops. As will be seen in the latter portion of the video (HT Zero...
  • Arson destroys Civil War-era governor's mansion in Louisiana

    07/14/2016 10:28:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 14, 2016, 6:03 PM | (AP)
    Arson destroyed an antebellum plantation house that served as the governor’s mansion for nine months during the Civil War and damaged a museum less than a mile away on Thursday, the Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office said. The Old Governor’s Mansion burned to the ground, but the fire at the Louisiana Orphan Train Museum apparently burned out fairly quickly, said Brant Thompson, chief deputy for the fire marshal’s office. Museum workers found fire damage when they arrived for work Thursday morning, he said. …
  • Prominent Black Lives Matter activist to attend Obama meeting

    07/14/2016 9:07:57 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 22 replies
    the Hill ^ | July 13 2016 | Jordan Fabian
    Prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson said Wednesday he is attending a meeting with President Obama designed to help mend frayed ties between law enforcement and the communities they serve. “We are at the @WhiteHouse right now for a 3-hour convening w/ President Obama re: the recent events in #BatonRouge & across the country,” Mckesson tweeted Wednesday. Mckesson wrote he will be joined by fellow activist Brittany Packnett and Minneapolis-based Black Lives Matter leader Mica Grimm. The president is sitting down with nearly three-dozen law enforcement officials, civil rights leaders, educators and local politicians at the White House in...
  • 10 Top Republicans Sitting Out the RNC Convention

    07/13/2016 9:02:03 PM PDT · by detective · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jul 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Trump-resistant and election battling Republicans including two former Presidents, two former Republican nominees, and several former 2016 presidential hopefuls are offering up excuses for why they will not attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week, notably among them a break with a history of former Presidents attending their party’s convention. Here are ten of the most prominent Republicans who say they’ll skip out on the convention and a few more who will or maybe won’t.
  • Alton Sterling had eerily similar brush with cops in past

    07/13/2016 1:21:51 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 26 replies
    MSN ^ | 7/13/2016
    In the report dated May 29, 2009, the officer said he was dispatched to a convenience store after getting a complaint about a subject "on the corner selling CDs" and that the subject had pulled a gun on someone. According to the officer's report, when he arrived at the store, he spotted the suspect, whom he later identified as Sterling, carrying a crate of CDs. The officer asked Sterling to put his hand on the hood of his police car and asked if Sterling had any weapons on him. The report says Sterling did "not answer" and, as the officer...
  • Governor Nixon's Missouri Muddle (Effects of BLM)

    07/13/2016 11:50:27 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | August 22, 2014 | Ian Tuttle
    Before August 9, 2014, Jay Nixon was an unfamiliar name. The Democratic governor of Missouri for five years, before that its attorney general for 16 years, had managed to govern far from the scorching rays of the national media limelight, and in doing so he accrued a not-unimpressive résumé in the Show Me State. Then 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Mo., and Governor Nixon found himself in the national spotlight — to which he has responded with something less than aplomb. Two days after the shooting, Nixon asked the Department of Justice independently to investigate Brown’s death, and...
  • Alton Sterling Reached for a Gun, Baton Rouge Detective Says

    07/13/2016 8:32:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 7/13/2016 | Walter Hudson
    Officers were justified in their shooting of Alton Sterling during a confrontation in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, according to a police report on the incident. That shooting resulted in Sterling's death, which alongside the police-involved shooting of Philando Castile near St. Paul, Minnesota, triggered nationwide protests. From CNN: In a search warrant affidavit seeking surveillance video from the store, [where police responded to a call about a man threatening another man with a gun,] Detective R. Cook wrote that the Baton Rouge officers deployed their Tasers after Sterling did not comply with their orders. "While the officers were attempting to subdue...
  • BET, MTV Townhall Smears Police as Hunters, America as Racist; Urges Defunding All Police

    07/12/2016 6:18:41 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 30 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 11, 2016 | Curtis Houck
    On Friday night, BET and MTV convened an hour-long, commercial-free townhall on police-involved shootings of African-Americans with only distant mentions of what transpired the night before in Dallas but focused heavily on denigrating law enforcement as hunters and “a gang” meant to terrorize blacks from America’s founding, the need for white people to recognize privilege, and lobby for the defunding of police nationwide. Aside from a brief discussion with a former New York City detective, the so-called “historic” conversation was anything but in its one-sided, anti-police rhetoric that even went as far as to suggest the media at large weren’t...
  • Rapper Chuck D on CNN: Police Are 'Still A Slave Patrol'; Black Lives Matter Akin To The 60s

    07/12/2016 6:14:54 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 22 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 12, 2016 | Matthew Balan
    Rapper Chuck D of the 80s group Public Enemy ranted against the police on CNN's New Day on Tuesday. When Chris Cuomo played up how "you have a lot more diversity in the police force," the guest wildly claimed that "when it comes down to enforcement...people feel like it's still a slave patrol." He also likened the Black Lives Movement to the anti-Vietnam War protests: "People feel is that Black Lives Matter is this violent movement. It's not what it is. It's a movement against the violence....almost like in the '60s, when you had people protesting against Vietnam." [video below]
  • Dairy Queen Employee Arrested After Spitting on Police Officer’s Hamburger (VIDEO)

    07/12/2016 3:08:19 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 138 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/12/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Obama’s America.A Dairy Queen employee was arrested in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in December after spitting on a police officer’s hamburger. Elijah Johnson later admitted he had several diseases.Elijah Johnson was arrested on Sunday. WAFB reported: A bond has been set for a man who is accused of spitting on a Baton Rouge Police Officer’s hamburger. Police say the incident happened just after 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Dairy Queen in the 3400 block of Sherwood Forest.According to a police report, a Lieutenant with the Baton Rouge Police Department ordered a hamburger at the restaurant. When he received his hamburger, he...
  • 16 Photos of White Allies Protesting Alongside Black Lives Matter

    07/11/2016 8:05:21 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 51 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 11, 2016 | Zeba Blay
    In the days since the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castille and the five police officers in Dallas, there’s been a sense that America is a country divided, in the midst of a budding civil war between black and white. While there are many white people who oppose the Black Lives Matter protests that have sprung up across the nation over the past week, there are also many who have joined the demonstrations against the treatment and killings of black people across the U.S. Below are pictures that offer up a little hope, featuring white protestors standing in solidarity...
  • CNN’s Marc Lamont Hill: Black People Are Incapable of Racism

    07/11/2016 10:14:14 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 109 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11 Jul 2016 | Alex Griswold
    CNN political commentator and HuffPo Live host Marc Lamont Hill opined Monday that black people cannot be racist because they lack the “institutional power” required to “deploy racism.” Hill was asked to respond to comments made by former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani calling the Black Lives Matter movement racist. “First of all, by the way, Black Lives Matter and the movement for black lives this morning issued a pledge which I tweeted out today calling for justice, calling for peace, and calling for togetherness in a moment where we’re attempting to be divided,” Hill said. vlcsnap-2016-07-11-12h38m43s587CNN political commentator and...
  • VILE: Why You Should Delete The Pandora App Immediately

    07/10/2016 7:05:34 PM PDT · by Domandred · 76 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 7/9/2016 | Robert Gehl
    Less than 24 hours after a Black Lives Matter sympathizer’s murderous rampage left 5 police officers dead and 11 more wounded, the streaming music service Pandora did something vile. They posted a message on the front of their Facebook page: pandora message It reads: “Our heart ache for all those who unfairly lost their lives. We stand with marginalized communities. We stand for racial justice. We stand for equity And we stand together to make this world a better place. #BlackLivesMatter #LoveAboveAll.” No mention of the lives of the officers lost the day before. No mention of their heroic sacrifice....
  • Protesters throw concrete at police in Baton Rouge, dozens arrested

    07/10/2016 8:12:04 PM PDT · by BBell · 69 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/10/16 | Kevin Litten, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    <p>Police said protesters hurled chunks of concrete at police in Baton Rouge on Sunday (July 10) as law enforcement officials chased a huge crowd of demonstrators into a downtown residential neighborhood after a long standoff just off Government Street.</p>
  • Black El Paso Police Chief Tells Press BLM Is a 'Radical Hate Group'

    07/09/2016 5:28:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    El Paso area leaders gathered Friday evening at a news conference to express their solidarity with Dallas after five law enforcement officers were killed and six others were injured in a sniper attack. El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles offered condolences, while state, county, and city officials discussed the attack’s impact on the country, Texas, and El Paso. But it was a comment made by El Paso’s African-American Police Chief Greg Allen after the news conference that drew the most attention. Though Allen was laconic and vague in most of his answers to the press, he opened up when it came...
  • John Bel Edwards says protesters will not be allowed 'to incite hate and violence'

    07/10/2016 6:00:21 PM PDT · by BBell · 17 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/10/16 | Kevin Litten, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    <p>Gov. John Bel Edwards on Sunday (July 10) warned protesters that police are on high alert for anyone breaking laws such as blocking roadways, and expressed concern that outsiders have changed the tone of the protests.</p> <p>Even so, Edwards praised protesters for keeping demonstrations largely peaceful and without major property damage. He called the police response so far "moderate," saying that he is "very proud of that."</p>
  • Suspect accused of burning Mississippi woman charged in Monroe murder

    07/10/2016 5:51:51 PM PDT · by BBell · 17 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/10/16 | Diana Samuels, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    MONROE, La. — A man awaiting trial for murder in the burning death of a woman in Mississippi now faces another trial, in the stabbing death of a woman in Louisiana. KNOE-TV reports that Quinton Tellis is charged with the murder of Meing-Chen Hsiao, a graduate student at the University of Louisiana at Monroe who had been stabbed more than 30 times.
  • 43 of 102 arrested protestors from outside Baton Rouge, police say

    07/10/2016 2:05:10 PM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/10/16 | Ken Daley, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    <p>Baton Rouge law enforcement officials on Sunday (July 10) released booking information to bolster their assertion that a violent protest outside department headquarters was influenced by persons not from the city.</p> <p>Of the 102 people arrested at the Saturday night rally protesting the death of Alton Sterling, only 59 were from Baton Rouge. The remaining 43 arrestees -- 42 percent of those taken into custody -- either were homeless or listed addresses outside the city, according to information released by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office.</p>
  • Here’s what liberals DON’T want you to know about Louisiana shooting victim

    07/09/2016 1:03:17 PM PDT · by milford421 · 146 replies
    Allenbwest.com ^ | July 7, 2016 | Matt Palumbo
    "So who is Alton Sterling? For starters, liberals should know he possessed an illegal firearm. As a felon with a lengthy rap sheet, Sterling is legally prohibited from possessing a firearm. Police records show Sterling had been a member of the Bloods gang, and had a list of offenses including battery, assault, drugs and weapons charges, and owed $25,000 in child support. He was also a registered pedophile, having impregnated a 14-year-old girl when he was 20. The media, by contrast, has portrayed him as a loving father of five."
  • The Latest: Police Say 101 People Arrested in Baton Rouge

    07/10/2016 7:13:21 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 10, 2016 | Associated Presstitutes
    Authorities in Baton Rouge say more than 100 people were jailed in connection with the Black Lives Matter protests held in the Lousiana city over the weekend. Spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office told The Associated Press on Sunday that 101 people were being held in the parish jail in connection with the protests. No information was immediately available on what charges they faced or whether some people were later released. Among those arrested was DeRay Mckesson, who rose to prominence with the Black Lives Matter movement after the 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown...
  • Baton Rouge Police car torched by Molotov cocktail overnight

    BATON ROUGE - A city police car was damaged after it was set on fire overnight. The unit was parked at a repair shop near the corner of Tom Drive at Airline when it was set ablaze around 2 a.m. Friday. Hours later, police said a Molotov cocktail was set off, causing the vehicle to burn up. The fire was about two miles from the Triple S store where Alton Sterling was shot and killed by police Tuesday and sparked week-long protests in Baton Rouge and other cities.
  • Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson taken into custody by Baton Rouge police

    07/10/2016 4:48:00 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 10, 2016 | Wesley Lowery
    DeRay McKesson, one of the most prominent activists associated with the police reform protest movement, is in police custody in Baton Rouge, where he traveled earlier Saturday to demonstrate in solidarity with residents angered by the recent death of Alton Sterling after an officer-involved shooting that was captured on video. McKesson was taken into custody around 11 p.m. in what two fellow activists who witnessed it described as a physically violent arrest. “The officers won’t give their names,” said Brittany Packnett, one of Mckesson’s co-founders of the group Campaign Zero, a prominent activist collective. “He was clearly targeted.” Packnett said...
  • Take time out to let LEOs know you stand with them against BLM

    07/09/2016 6:59:50 PM PDT · by sten · 21 replies
    freeper ^ | july 09, 2016 | sten
    I wanted to poke everyone into a small bit of local action. I also ask that you spread this to others, asking them to do the same. What I'm asking is for you to take one minute out of your schedule and call your local police or sheriffs office (non-emergency line, of course) and let them know that in the face of all the anti-police rhetoric, violence directed at officers, and riots focused on law enforcement (encouraged by the WH and the BLM)... let them know that the VAST majority of this country stands behind them and supports them. It's...
  • Law enforcement in riot gear as protest heats up near BRPD headquarters

    07/09/2016 6:29:41 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 9 replies
    http://www.wafb.com ^ | July 9th 2016 | WAFB Staff
    Protesters continue to gather in different areas of Baton Rouge for a fifth day of protests following the death of Alton Sterling. Crowds returned to previous protest sites outside of the Triple S Food Mart, where Sterling was killed, and near the Baton Rouge Police Department headquarters on Airline Hwy. (snip) Officials announced Wednesday that the investigation would be handed over to the FBI. On Thursday, 19th Judicial District Attorney Hillar Moore said that the DA's office would not make a move on the case until the federal investigators wrapped up their investigation.
  • Law enforcement in riot gear as protest heats up near BRPD headquarters

    07/09/2016 6:14:56 PM PDT · by Mariner · 27 replies
    WAFB - Baton Rouge ^ | July 9th, 2016 | Camera and Narration only
    Video and Narration at link.
  • Obama: 'Very Hard to Untangle' Dallas Shooter's Motive

    07/09/2016 1:15:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 163 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | July 9, 2016 | MICHAEL WARREN
    President Obama said at a Saturday press conference in Poland that it is "very hard to untangle the motives" of the shooter in Dallas who killed five police officers Thursday evening. "First of all, I think it's very hard to untangle the motivers of this shooter," said Obama. "I'll leave that to psychologists and people who study these kinds of incidents...I think the danger is that we somehow suggest the act of a troubled individuals speaks to some larger political statement across the country."
  • Obama Pushes More Federal Oversight of Cops After Dallas Attack on Cops

    07/09/2016 1:45:49 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 113 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 9, 2016 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama is harnessing the increasing attacks on police in Dallas — and the periodic shootings of people by stressed cops — to push his agenda to federalize state and local police forces. “I want to start moving on constructive actions that are actually going to make a difference,” he said during his evening press conference in Poland when he was asked about the Dallas attack.
  • Investigation Into MN Officer-Involved Shooting Uncovers Explosive Evidence

    07/09/2016 2:46:00 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 68 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 07-09-2016 | Jenn Jaques
    Do Shooting Lies Matter? The investigation into the Falcon Heights, MN officer-involved shooting of Philando Castile has taken a sharp turn from the story we first heard in the video his girlfriend shot immediately following the incident.