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  • Liberal Dem Prosecutor Continues 15 Yr. Battle with Gun Range Owner for Telling the Truth

    04/22/2014 3:57:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | April 22, 2014 | Dave Jolly
    In 1999, Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney Russ Hauge, a Democrat, was prosecuting a legal gun owner for using his gun to defend himself.  Hauge was also a guest instructor on gun laws at the Kitsap Rifle & Revolver Club in Bremerton, Washington.  The gun owner was found innocent of all charges and that did not set well with Hauge who took up two class periods lecturing the students about the case.Hearing what Hauge was saying about the case and gun rights, Marcus Carter, Executive Officer for the gun range, knew that the students did not get the full story.  The...
  • Bundyfest!: Burning Man guy to hold month-long music fest across from Cliven Bundy’s Ranch

    04/21/2014 6:14:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Death and Taxes blog ^ | April 21, 2014 | Robyn Pennacchia
    There are very few things in the world that have the power to make me roll my eyes as hard as Burning Man. I’m a lefty, but I’m also a curmudgeon with precious little patience for whimsy, specifically like, white-people-with-dreads-and-furry-boots-doing-fire-dancing whimsy. Particularly if it involves techno. It’s fine for other people, but not if they want to talk to me about it, as I find there is a lot of crossover between Burning Man types and people who will tell you the same story over and over again in the same conversation. However, I have to give my full-throated support...
  • Man Arrested For Punching Fellow Bar Patron In Face During "Heated Debate" Over Bundy Ranch Standoff

    04/21/2014 12:36:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | April 21, 2014
    A “heated debate” over the Bundy Ranch standoff turned violent early Friday when a bar patron slugged another man in the face, resulting in his arrest for battery. According to cops, David Craig, 54, and Brian Holt, 31, were seated next to each other at the bar at Papa Joe’s in Bradenton when they “got into a heated debate over the Bundy Ranch, and the ‘range wars.’” Holt told a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy that Craig “became offended by his opinion and got up to yell at him.” The men, Holt said, got into each other’s face before Craig...
  • Per Bundy Facebook page Graphic Pictures of digging up cattle graves...(My title)

    04/20/2014 7:16:29 PM PDT · by blueyon · 48 replies
    Bundy Ranch Facebook Page ^ | 4/19/2014 | Bundy?
    """(Graphic picture) Digging up 1 of the HUGE holes where they threw the cows that they had ran to death or shot. I feel that this NEEDS to be put out for the public to see."""
  • Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis now has a facebook page

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mayor-Jim-Ardis/1391226241098108
  • Hillary Clinton praises 'incredibly brave' 19-year-old college student who came out as undocumented

    04/18/2014 6:47:27 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 17 April 2014 | UPDATED: 18 April 2014 | ASHLEY COLLMAN
    (Hillary Clinton praises 'incredibly brave' 19-year-old college student who came out as undocumented immigrant for the first time at her event..) A 19-year-old college student announced for the first time Thursday that she was an undocumented immigrant while addressing Hillary Clinton at an event in New York City. Nova Bajamonti was picked to ask the former Secretary of State a question at a 'No Ceilings' event at the Lower Eastside Girls Club on Thursday. 'For the first time publicly, I want to say that I am an undocumented immigrant,' Ms Bajamonti said before tearing up. The unexpected announcement took many...
  • Pasodale Elementary parents question "inappropriate" homework assignment

    04/17/2014 1:08:00 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    KTSM ^ | April 16, 2014/UPDATED: Thursday, April 17, 2014 | Anoushah Rasta
    EL PASO, TX (KTSM) — Many parents are scratching their heads over a 4th grade homework assignment handed out on Tuesday but not because they can't understand it. Parents of a group of students at Pasodale Elementary School are angry with a teacher for sending their children home with what they call an "inappropriate reading assignment." One parent says it was supposed to be an assignment done in class but when some of the kids didn't finish it in time, they took it home, and that's when their parents said they noticed something wasn't right. Ursula Silverstein said her 10...
  • Hollywood police chief: Don't believe that billboard saying city isn't safe

    04/17/2014 12:13:18 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | April 17, 2014 | Susannah Bryan
    <p>Hollywood's police chief, the target of recent police union attacks via banner and billboard, had his own message for the public on Wednesday: The streets of Hollywood are safe.</p> <p>"I don't fly planes with banners on them," said Chief Frank Fernandez, referring to a banner flown over Hollywood's beach and downtown in March calling Hollywood a high crime area and putting the blame on the chief.</p>
  • Gun Gripes Episode 85: Final Farewell (Barry Elliot of Iraqveteran8888 has passed) (video only)

    04/15/2014 6:08:40 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 4-14-2014 | Iraqveteran8888
    Earnest 'Barry' Elliot 3/11/1955 - 4/12/2014
  • Undocumented immigrant asks to be released from jail for medical procedure

    04/15/2014 1:31:41 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    FOX 10 News/KSAZ ^ | Apr 11, 2014 /Apr 12, 2014 | Jessica Flores
    PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Ruth Alvarez says breast cancer has been her personal prison; she is now facing the disease behind bars. Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies arrested Alvarez-- an undocumented immigrant-- in early April for working with a false identification. She says her arrest comes just a few weeks away from her planned mastectomy scheduled for April 23rd. Alvarez is asking to be release so she can undergo the surgery with her family by her side. "To go through breast cancer is already hard, it's so hard to go through treatments seeing how your whole body, your whole life kinda change,"...
  • Feds play waiting game at Nevada ranch

    04/15/2014 4:11:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 15, 2014 | Timothy Cama
    Federal officials appear to be waiting out Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his supporters. Two days after a dispute over grazing rights, cattle and $1 million in fees and fines threatened to spin into a Wild West shootout, officials with the Bureau of Land Management promised they weren’t finished with Bundy. “The BLM will continue to work to resolve the matter administratively and judicially,” BLM Director Neil Kornze said in a statement that followed the Bureau’s decision to release nearly 400 head of Bundy’s cattle that had been seized as part of a fight over grazing fees. Spokesman Craig Leff...
  • Thad Cochran Won't You Please Come Home by The Boomers and Conservative Desoto Co. Voters

    04/14/2014 11:14:26 AM PDT · by jdirt · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | April 13, 2014 | Thomas Jefferson
    Thad Cochran Music Video, check it out !! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k27-HC90dzc
  • The Chicago Dictionary, Volume One

    04/13/2014 9:27:26 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 9 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 13, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Definitions of Words and Idioms that Mean Something Else in Illinois; posted as a public service for the consumers of news... City Council: A rectangular block of rubber, affixed to a rounded wooden handle. Ordinarily used in conjunction with an ink pad. (Alternate definition: a justification for tax increases). City Jobs: Political jobs. (Alternate definition: Bitter people who thought they were getting one of those cool ghost-payrolling jobs, but were surprised to find that they didn't). Collective Bargaining: The union boss talks; you listen. There’s nothing collective about it, and there’s no bargaining either. (Alternate definition: a justification for tax...
  • Worker for landscaping company accused of raping mentally disabled woman

    04/13/2014 7:56:47 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    pennlive ^ | April 10, 2014 | Jeffrey A. Johnson
    A Maryland man was recently arrested after he was accused of breaking into a Susquehanna Township home and raping a mentally disabled woman. Jose Fredy Reyes, 29, of Frederick, is also accused of sexually assaulting the same woman on two other occasions. He was charged Friday with several sex crimes and is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail in Dauphin County Prison. The alleged victim, who is in her 30s, has the mental capacity of an elementary school student, a family member told police, according to charging documents filed by Susquehanna Township police Detective Lee Tarasi. Those documents also...
  • Taxing problems for supposed conservative Arizona candidate Gary Kiehne

    04/11/2014 5:15:24 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Gary Kiehne, an honest to goodness ropin’ cowboy from rural Arizona, is running for Congress in Arizona’s First Congressional District. At first glance he appears to be the real deal, but according to Wednesday’s Yellow Sheet (subscription only), Kiehne has a problem or two. It seems Kiehne, a reputed multi-millionaire, has not paid his 2013 property tax on a Casa Grande mobile home. Also, this public document available from the Pinal County Assessor’s office indicates he is claiming more than one primary residence, defined in Arizona as Legal Class 3.
  • States work around Obamacare to help undocumented immigrants

    04/10/2014 9:25:30 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    12newsnow ^ | Apr 09, 2014 | Cindy Y. Rodriguez and Jaqueline Hurtado
    aira Murillo is just one of 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country who was specifically excluded from signing up for the Affordable Care Act, but it wasn't until recently that she found a way around the system. "I didn't realize that as a DACA recipient, I would also be eligible to receive health insurance. It was thanks to a professor who told me and other undocumented students about our eligibility for Medi-Cal," Murillo told CNN en Español. Deferred status, or DACA, refers to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program enacted in 2012. It grants some undocumented youths temporary...
  • Politics matter even on the Senior dating scene

    04/10/2014 10:06:27 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/10/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Tentatively I accepted the call to enter the senior dating game, and at age 78, I accepted the invitation of a very nice, clean cut, 80s something gentleman to be his passenger on a trip to a goat farm. He, in ranking order, was from the Midwest, as opposed to “the East;” was single by death of his beloved wife of 60 years, rather than being a traveler of a divorced nature; and we both liked the activities of the Slow Food movement here in Florida. You see, we met at the first stop on the farm-to-fork tour of sustainable...
  • Mission family goes after teenage daughter's boyfriend with weapons

    04/09/2014 8:28:59 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    Valley Central ^ | 04.09.2014 | Nadia Galindo
    Three members of a Mission family are facing criminal charges after allegedly going after their teenage daughter's boyfriend with a loaded rifle and a baseball bat. Mission police arrested Baldomero Cortes, his wife Ana Maria Cortes and their son Artemio Cortes on Sunday afternoon. Investigators told Action 4 News that the family did not approve of their 17-year-old daughter's 21-year-old boyfriend. Mission police said her brother Artemio went to the boyfriend's house on Rancho del Rey Street and smashed the windows with a baseball bat on Sunday. Artemio Cortes allegedly came back with his parents looking for the 17-year-old girl....
  • N4T Investigators: Undocumented immigrants arrested inside Catholic church

    04/09/2014 11:54:41 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    kVOA ^ | APRIL 9,2014 | Tom McNamara and Paul Birmingham
    Are there places that should be off-limits to law enforcement? It's a question that some are raising in the wake of a recent incident in Pima county. The incident happened on March 23, in the community of Ajo, about 130 miles southwest of Tucson. The News 4 Tucson Investigators received a number of emails from people concerned that Sheriff's deputies and the Border Patrol stepped over a sacred line. According to a Pima County Sheriff's Department incident report obtained by the News 4 Tucson Investigators, a deputy passing by the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church spotted three Hispanic males on the...
  • Immigrants push for driver’s licenses and language programs

    04/08/2014 6:20:40 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    WWLP ^ | April 8, 2014 | Tiffany Chan
    BOSTON (WWLP) - Immigrants make up a large part of our workforce, but many of them can not get a driver’s license. They either can’t pass the English driving test or they’re waiting on immigration status, and it is making it difficult for them to support their families. “They need to be able to work and get to work. There isn’t enough public transportation in western Mass. and they need to drive,” said Barbara Paul of Holyoke Community College. Immigrants gathered at the State House to push for the right to drive and for more state-funded English programs so they...
  • Saint Vincent de Paul Parish in Baldwinville and silence before Mass

    04/08/2014 8:18:17 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 1 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 8, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Those who are bent on making their own unauthorized changes to the liturgy or who otherwise promote or tolerate various liturgical abuses often fail to appreciate how such an endeavor can constitute grave sin. I know this because some have accused me of making a mountain out of a molehill for my opposition to various liturgical abuses. Dr. Germain Grisez explains: "There are many reasons why it is wrong for priests intentionally to make unauthorized liturgical changes. Two are especially important. First, such changes sometimes embody or imply deviations from Catholic faith; even when they do not, they often omit...
  • MI: Man with Rifle Arrested; Police Hunt for a Charge

    04/08/2014 6:39:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A man attempted to board a bus in Battle Creek, Michigan, with an SKS rifle in his carry on baggage.  The rifle was longer than the bag, so the butt stuck out and was visible.  Some people called 911.   I was not there, so I do not know the totality of the circumstances.   It is clear that that no one was threatened by the man, and that the rifle was unloaded.   The police showed up and arrested the fellow... for what?   From wkzo.com: The City’s Gang Suppression Unit responded and took the 25-year-old into custody seizing the gun and...
  • Poll For Freeping - Do You Feel Obamacare Is Working?

    04/07/2014 4:14:25 PM PDT · by Artaniss · 41 replies
    Canon-McMillan Patch ^ | April 5, 2014 | Tom Davis
    TALKER: Do You Feel Obamacare, Or The Affordable Care Act, Is Working?
  • Assessing the threat of cell-phone guns to law enforcement

    04/07/2014 3:26:42 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 43 replies
    .fox4now ^ | APR. 1, 2014 | .fox4now
    LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Have you ever heard of a cell-phone gun? It's one of the reasons Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott says his deputies were justified in snatching a Fort Myers man's cell phone. The man was using it to record deputies searching his car. But no one 4 In Your Corner asked -- from local fire arms experts to other police departments and even federal agencies -- seemed that concerned about the theat of cell phone guns as expressed by Sheriff Scott. "He wasn't doing anything to threaten the officer, and he wasn't doing anything to interfere with...
  • Charlotte Catholic High School students attack Catholic Sister faithful to Magisterium

    04/04/2014 7:56:26 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 12 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 4, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    There can be little doubt how far the Church in the United States has fallen. As this article explains, "A North Carolina Roman Catholic school is holding a meeting today to address the concerns of parents and students who say they are outraged about remarks a visiting nun made criticizing homosexuality, divorce, and sex outside of marriage during a recent speech. Dominican Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, who often speaks to high school and college-age students on matters of sexuality, gave an hour-long presentation to students at Charlotte Catholic High School on March 21 called “Masculinity and Femininity: Difference and Gift.”...
  • "Preppers Festival" New Castle, VA on April 19th, 2014

    04/03/2014 4:01:02 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    Craig County Business Association ^ | April 04, 2014 | Unattributed
    About the 2014 Preppers Festival The Prepper's Festival will be held on Downtown Main Street in New Castle, VA on April 19th, 2014. This event will include a wide array of preparedness, homesteading and survivalist-related vendors, local artisans, skill-building workshops and even a Top Chef style Prepper's Cook-Off! Additionally, live music will be provided throughout the day and a large raffle will be held. This event is sure to be fun and very informative for all who attend!
  • Guam Introduces Shall Issue Concealed Carry

    04/03/2014 10:58:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 4/3/2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A public hearing in committee on the proposed shall issue concealed carry bill will be held in Guam on 3 April at 9 am, Senator Tony Ada said in a Radio Interview on 27 March. Information about the public hearing should be available on K57 radio with Ray Gibson. Bill 296 was introduced by Senator Ada to reform Guam's "may issue" concealed carry law into a "shall issue" law consistent with the law of 41 of the 50 States. From kuam.com: The bill's author Senator Tony Ada says the measure will ensure residents feel safe. "We wanted to put the...
  • It's time for the CDF to investigate the Worcester Diocese

    04/03/2014 7:31:47 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 5 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 3, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    In an article for The American Catholic which may be found here, The Motley Monk writes: "It’s pretty easy to tell that the folks over at the National Catholic Reporter (NCR) aren’t happy campers these days. Some of their heroes fighting on the front lines for women’s ordination are being “disciplined.” According to a recent NCR article: A longtime peace and human rights activist arrested countless times, Franciscan Fr. Jerry Zawada has been removed from public ministry for concelebrating Mass with a woman priest in 2011. Poor Fr. Zawada! After all he’s done over the decades to promote the cause...
  • Demonstration Wednesday works to prevent impounding vehicles of illegal immigrants

    04/02/2014 8:26:52 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    .bakersfieldcalifornian ^ | Apr 02 2014 | RUTH BROWN
    When Delia "Dee" Dominguez's close friend had a vehicle impounded and was left stranded on the side of Kern Canyon Road she decided to take action. Police had taken the car because her friend, an undocumented immigrant, did not have a driver's license.It was that ordeal that inspired Dominguez to participate in a demonstration held Wednesday outside the offices of the Bakersfield Police Department. The demonstration was part of a statewide effort to create a moratorium on impounding the vehicles of unlicensed, illegal immigrants -- many of whom will be able to apply for licenses when a new law takes...
  • Bruno Undergoes More Surgery After Taking Turn for Worse (Wounded Anaheim PD Dog)

    04/02/2014 8:52:26 AM PDT · by chrisinoc · 9 replies
    KTLA News ^ | April 2, 2014 | Tracy Bloom
    Bruno, the Anaheim police dog who was critically wounded after being shot while on duty nearly two weeks ago, has taken “a serious turn for the worst” and was undergoing surgery Wednesday morning, according to the Yorba Regional Animal Hospital, where he is being treated. Read more: http://ktla.com/2014/04/02/bruno-undergoes-more-surgery-after-taking-turn-for-worst/#ixzz2xkEozipA
  • The Chinese Are Acquiring Large Chunks Of Land In Communities All Over America

    04/01/2014 11:34:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The American Dream ^ | March 31, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    Has the United States ever experienced a time when a foreign nation has attempted to buy up so much of our land all at once? As you will read about in this article, the Chinese are on a real estate buying spree all over America. In fact, in some cases large chunks of land are actually being given to them. Yes, you read that correctly. China is on the way to becoming the dominant land owner in the entire country, and that is starting to alarm a lot of people. Do we really want a foreign superpower to physically own...
  • Right to Return: Deported After Protest by His Family, Mexican Immigrant to Attempt U.S. Re-entry

    04/01/2014 5:41:32 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    democracynow.org ^ | APRIL 1, 2014 | democracynow.org
    After being deported to Mexico from his home in Arizona earlier this year, Jaime Valdez joins us to detail his attempt today to re-enter the United States. Valdez says he was deported in retaliation for a hunger strike that his family took part in at the Phoenix offices of Immigration and Customs Enforcement to protest U.S. immigration policies. "All my family is in the U.S., so that’s why I’m trying to come back," Valdez says. "We’re going to try to get this message to the president, to stop the deportations and to stop the discrimination and injustice in detention centers."...
  • Neat new website

    04/01/2014 11:49:14 AM PDT · by DManA · 9 replies
    Ely Website ^ | 4/1/14 | Ely Mn
    Neat new web site that just went up today.
  • Climate at Bartram High raises concerns about safety, education

    03/31/2014 6:07:29 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    PHILLY ^ | March 31, 2014, | Kristen A. Graham and Dylan Purcell
    When Alphonso Stevenson was knocked unconscious by a student at Bartram High recently, staffers were shocked by the assault on the tall, genial man whose job was to keep the school calm. But many were not surprised. The school, by many accounts, can be a frightening place, where fights and drug use are common and large groups of students often roam the hallways. "I had a better chance in Vietnam," said longtime social studies teacher Stephen Pfeiffer, an Army veteran. "Here, you lock your door and pray no one comes in." Rudy Helton, the building engineer, has been busy replacing...
  • Kaliko Estates, LLC and Douglas Pochini want to evict a military widow

    03/29/2014 6:57:39 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 5 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 29, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    The French preacher Lacordaire once said that the vocation of a soldier is next in dignity to the priesthood, not only because it commissioned him to defend justice on the field of battle and order on the field of peace, but also because it called him to the spirit and intention of sacrifice. It is the soldier's high calling to the defense of justice and freedom which makes him (or should) so loved. It was a soldier who first spoke the words recalled by the Church during every Mass at Holy Communion: "Lord, I am not worthy to have Thee...
  • Another Earthquake in southern CA

    03/28/2014 9:14:10 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 15 replies
    none ^ | 3/38/2014 | self
    5.3 near LaHabra, northern OC.
  • Immigration Investigating DUI Suspect In Deadly Crash

    03/28/2014 7:43:22 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    CBS4 ^ | March 27, 2014 | CBS4
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)- Immigration officials are investigating a DUI suspect in a deadly crash that killed an Aurora teen on Monday night.Ever Olivos-Gutierrez, 40, appeared in Arapahoe County Court Wednesday morning. He’s facing several charges, including first-degree murder. The revelation that he has been in the U.S. illegally for at least 10 years is raising a lot of questions. “This is a huge problem. People are being killed in this state as a result of lax enforcement of the law,” said former Republican congressman and candidate for governor Tom Tancredo. According to the arrest affidavit, Olivos-Gutierrez’s blood alcohol level was...
  • Brownsville Police Chief: Breath Test Refusals Not an Option for Drivers

    03/28/2014 5:25:57 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 32 replies
    KRGV ^ | Mar 28, 2014 | KRGV
    BROWNSVILLE - Brownsville police announced a new policy effective today. Brownsville Police Chief Orlando Rodriguez said the Driving While Intoxicated - No-Refusal policy allows officers to get a warrant to draw blood from anyone who refuses a Breathalyzer test. The method is the same used for operations during the holidays. Chief Rodriguez told us a blood test gives prosecutors the evidence they need to secure a conviction. At a press conference, Rodriguez said, "Our objective is to be able to present stronger case files for prosecution. I think we have the duty to do so and the responsibility and the...
  • California lawmakers suspend three disgraced senators with pay

    03/28/2014 12:28:09 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 28, 2014 | Laurel Rosenhall
    The California state Senate today took the unprecedented step of suspending three of its members who have been accused of crimes including corruption, perjury and conspiracy to traffic weapons -- a move that takes away their power but maintains their pay. With a vote of 28-1, senators ousted colleagues Democrats Leland Yee of San Francisco, Ron Calderon of Montebello and Rod Wright of Baldwin Hills with a resolution that says they can't resume office "until all criminal proceedings currently pending against them have been dismissed." Expelling them would be premature, Senate leader Darrell Steinberg said, because Yee and Calderon have...
  • Illegal Immigration Taxing Deputy Constables

    03/27/2014 7:33:04 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    KRGV ^ | Mar 27, 2014 | KRGV
    HIDALGO COUNTY - A spike in the number of illegal immigrants crossing the border at Anzalduas Park is putting a strain on Hidalgo County Precinct 3 deputy constables. Arresting illegal immigrants is not part of their assigned duties, but they're doing it to keep the park safe, officials said. Officials said the park has become a hot spot for illegal crossings. The spike in crossings forced the constable's office to reassign deputies to confront and detain immigrants until federal agents arrive. CHANNEL 5 NEWS captured video of seven illegal immigrants, including four children, on a raft. They were making their...
  • Crouching Thugs, Hidden Machete: Bicycler Waylaid Just for Giggles

    03/27/2014 3:51:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Patch ^ | March 27, 2014 | Dennis Robaugh, editor
    Bicyclist hopes video of his attack surfaces on the Internet.A man riding his bike home from work on Chicago's West Side was set upon by two men in their 20s, one wielding a machete who swatted his bike as he sped past. “I tried to speed past them, but one of them swung the machete at my back wheel," the man told the Chicago Sun-Times. "And then the same guy punched me in the face." The other held a camera phone and laughed. “That’s when I thought, ‘Oh, well this guy’s giggling, this is a joke to them. At least...
  • LA:Call 911, Wait two hours; Buy Gun

    03/27/2014 10:40:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On March 16, Teri Bice awoke to the sound of someone trying to break down the door of her home in New Orleans. She did what most Americans would do: dial 911.   One big problem,  There was no answer at the other end.   From wwltv.com: She documented her calls for help: two to 911; two to the NOPD's non-emergency line; and one to NOPD's Second District. The final call was answered and Bice confirms an officer showed up two hours after the attempted home invasion. The problem appears to be a lack of operators for the 911 system, and...
  • Man Arrested for Public Consumption of Iced Tea Urged to Take a “Deal” from Prosecutors

    03/27/2014 5:22:39 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 104 replies
    D.C. Clothesline ^ | 03-27-2014 | Kimberly Paxton
    So, it’s a warm day, and you’re standing in a parking lot, drinking a refreshing can of iced tea. Suddenly, a random dude walks up and demands your beverage. You show him that it is in fact iced tea and that you aren’t publicly intoxicated. He tells you to give him the can and you say no, figuring this stranger can get his own iced tea. This is exactly what happened to rapper Christopher “Xstrav” Beatty, who was handcuffed and arrested by Officer Rick Libero of the Cumberland County Alcoholic Beverage Control Law Enforcement for drinking a can of Arizona...
  • Has the USA Become a Banana Republic?

    03/26/2014 7:26:18 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 27 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 26, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    One of the guiding principles of the American experiment is the rule of law and that everyone is beholden to that law. This is one of the key differences between America and all the banana republics of the world where laws change at the whims of their petty tyrants. While I acknowledge that there are times when our system hasn't lived up to its ideals, we've done a pretty good job so far. However, it's becoming increasingly obvious that our elected officials are increasingly acting like imperial wannabes and yet they seem to escape public scrutiny and censure. From the...
  • Rep Bruce Braley [D-Iowa] Apologizes to Grassley for ‘Farmer’ Slight

    03/26/2014 2:24:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Roll Call ^ | March 25, 2014 | Kyle Trygstad
    Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, apologized for his critical comments of Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, that were posted online Tuesday by a Republican research group. Speaking at a fundraiser, Braley, who is running for the Hawkeye State’s open Senate seat, said the Senate could end up with “a farmer from Iowa who never went to law school, never practiced law, serving as the next chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee,” before identifying that person as Grassley. “I apologize to Senator Grassley and anyone I may have offended,” Braley said in a statement released a couple of hours after the video...
  • "Barks for Bruno" Honor Anaheim (CA) Police Dog Wounded

    03/23/2014 8:19:41 AM PDT · by chrisinoc · 6 replies
    Juan Fernandez ^ | March 23, 2014 | none
    It was called "Bark For Bruno" and many (dogs and humans) came out to support Bruno, the 7-year-old K9 officer shot and critically wounded Thursday.
  • New Levels Of Cruelty Reached by Arabs in Jerusalem (Muslims Throw Puppies at IDF)

    03/22/2014 11:19:57 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    Israellycool ^ | March 18, 2014 | Judge Dan
    New Levels Of Cruelty Reached by Arabs in Jerusalem Update: The source for this post is the “0404 News“, an internet based outlet that report predominantly about Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, IDF. More often than not, they are tipped directly by IDF and Police personnel about items, especially items that do not gain media attention, like rock throwing, firebombs, and other attacks on armed forces and civilians, often accompanied with private photos taken with their cellular phones. While I personally do not doubt the veracity of this report, it should be stated that as of now, no other news outlets...
  • Worcester Diocese under attack from Martha Coakley

    03/21/2014 10:41:11 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 2 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 21, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for the Christian Post Reporter, Michael Gryboski notes that, "A Roman Catholic diocese in Massachusetts that refused to sell a historic mansion to a gay couple is facing mounting legal pressure. Massachusetts' Attorney General Martha Coakley recently filed a brief in support of the gay couple who are suing the Diocese of Worcester alleging discrimination. Filed before superior court earlier this month on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Coakley argued that the diocese's actions constituted 'sexual orientation discrimination.' 'The commonwealth's compelling interest in protecting gays and lesbians from discrimination derives from their status as a politically vulnerable minority...
  • WA: Coffee Stand Encourages Armed Employees

    03/20/2014 3:37:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A small sign of renewed American freedom has been noticed in Spokane, Washington.    Jitterz Java was robbed twice in February of this year.   On March 16th, an armed robber was run off by an armed employee.  As noted in the above image, at least one barista believes in the deterrent effect of open carry. The owner, Sara Chapel has taken steps to reduce her losses.  From spokesman.com: The recent string of violence has owner Sara Chapel fed up. “The way I’ve been scheduling the girls is that at least one girl who carries a gun is always on shift,”...
  • MI:Man Shoots Menacing Pit Bull

    03/20/2014 8:27:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Dogs are a common and serious threat.   In Michigan, the man faced a neighbor's pit bull.  From cbslocal.com: The dog apparently charged at the man and each time he tried to retreat, it would lunge at him. The man told police he fired three “warning shots” into the air to try to scare the animal off and when that didn’t work, he fired a single shot striking the dog on its left side. I had a similar situation happen a decade ago, with two large and loose dogs.  Dogs will usually back down.  I was alarmed enough to draw...