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  • Dad: soldier son killed in training crash deserves Arlington Cemetery burial

    05/30/2015 2:45:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 30, 2015
    A soldier from the Louisiana National Guard who died alongside Marines in a training accident deserves to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, his father said Saturday. Former Green Beret Stephen Florich told Fox & Friends it is a “travesty” his son has been denied that honor because he was not on active duty at the time of his death. Most active duty or retired military members of military service are eligible for in-ground interment at Arlington. Members of the reserves or National Guard are not eligible unless they have been on active duty. “I think my son was very...
  • NBC4 Investigation: Possible Terror Evidence In Robbery Probe?

    07/15/2005 12:37:43 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 179 replies · 3,555+ views
    NBC4 ^ | Friday, July 15, 2005 | ANA GARCIA (REPORTER)
    During the raid to arrest two robbery suspects at a local apartment, police said officers uncovered details of a possible terrorist cell, with alleged plans for an attack in the Southland. Images In an exclusive investigation, Channel 4 News has learned more about the two suspects under investigation by the FBI's counter terrorism task force and an alleged plot that targeted several prominent locations in the Los Angeles area.ANA GARCIA (REPORTER): Is it possible that an Islamic Prison Gang with possible links to Middle Eastern operatives were planning to blow up these targets? El Al Airlines at LAXIsraeli Consulate On...
  • Sen. Cruz receives bipartisan support for NDAA amendments

    05/15/2015 4:37:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Pearland Journal ^ | May 15, 2015 | Office of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) applauds the passage of the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) on Thursday after a week of debate and consideration by both parties. Sen. Cruz introduced or cosponsored more than a dozen amendments that were successfully adopted by the committee. “Congress’ first priority is to provide for the national defense and ensure our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines have everything they need to defend our freedom,” said Sen. Cruz. “I am grateful for the committee’s support for my amendments, including measures that will ensure...
  • Liberalism behind delays in deploying National Guard amid chaos in Baltimore, Ferguson

    04/29/2015 6:33:17 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 3 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | April 29, 2015 | Jon E. Dougherty
    Deploying National Guard troops in Baltimore City was bound to happen, but when it did the same question that surfaced months ago, hundreds of miles away in Ferguson, Missouri, surfaced there: Why did it take so long? According to various reports, rioting and looting that began over the weekend and spilled over into early Tuesday morning, ostensibly in the name of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African-American man who died April 12 in police custody under circumstances that remain unclear, finally prompted embattled Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake – she of “give them space to destroy” fame – to request National Guard...
  • 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...
  • National Guard will train at GJ shooting range ( Colorado )

    04/20/2015 9:32:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Grand Junction Sentinel ^ | April 18, 2015 | Gary Harmon
    Target shooters at the 27 1/4 Road range could find themselves with military company about four times a year. Soldiers with Company C of 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment, headquartered in Grand Junction, will qualify at the range in the use of small arms, under an agreement with the Colorado National Guard and the Bureau of Land Management. Charlie Company soldiers now qualify on arms smaller than an M 240 Bravo — a machine gun — at a range in Fort Carson. “It’s a five-hour bus ride in good weather and a $5,000 round-trip proposition,” said Lt. Col. Brey Hopkins,...
  • National Guardsman, cousin charged in ISIS plot

    03/26/2015 5:11:39 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 8 replies
    WND ^ | 26 Mar 15 | WND Staff
    A national guardsman from Aurora and his cousin were arrested Wednesday night, for allegedly conspiring to join the Islamic State terrorist group, and attack a military facility in Joliet. Federal prosecutors said 22-year-old Army National Guard Spc. Hasan Edmonds, 22, was arrested at Midway International Airport, while trying to fly to Cairo, Egypt. His cousin, 29-year-old Jonas Edmonds, was arrested at his home in Aurora. Each has been charged with conspiring to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization.
  • Louisiana National Guard identifies Black Hawk copter crew killed in crash

    03/16/2015 11:59:02 AM PDT · by BBell · 4 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/16/15 | Paul Purpura
    The Louisiana National Guard on Monday (March 16) identified the four UH-60 Black Hawk crewmen who died last week when their aircraft crashed during a training exercise in the Santa Rosa Sound in Florida. Four soldiers and seven Marines were aboard the Hammond-based helicopter. Chief Warrant Officer 4 George Wayne Griffin Jr. 37, of Delhi; Chief Warrant Officer George David Strother, 44, of Alexandria; Staff Sgt. Lance Bergeron, 40, Thibodaux; and Staff Sgt. Thomas Florich, 26, of Baton Rouge, died Tuesday."This has been a difficult few days for the entire Department of Defense," Maj. Gen. Glenn Curtis said during a...
  • 7 Marines, 4 soldiers missing after Army helicopter crash in Florida

    03/11/2015 3:08:22 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 31 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 11, 2015
    <p>Search-and-rescue crews are looking for seven Marines and four soldiers after an Army helicopter crashed late Tuesday during a routine night training exercise in the Florida Panhandle.</p> <p>Eglin Air Force Base spokesman Andy Bourland told the Associated Press that the helicopter was reported missing at around 8:30 p.m. local time and crews found debris from the crash at around 2 a.m. Wednesday.</p>
  • Illegal Alien in National Guard Busted for Aiding Mexican Drug Gangs [ Arizona ]

    02/22/2015 8:17:07 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Radix News ^ | February 22, 2015 | Jim Kouri
    members of the Arizona National Guard, including military recruiters were discovered working as “muscle” and “traffickers” for Mexican drug gangs .. About 12 National Guard were identified as suspects in one of the FBI’s biggest government corruption cases ever, which was almost totally ignored by government officials in Washington and major national news outlets On Friday in federal court, a non-commissioned officer (non-com) with the border-state Arizona’s Army National Guard was sentenced to federal prison for his role in protecting drug traffickers by using his military position to provide security for shipments of cocaine being transported from Mexico into the...
  • Ferguson mayor says he tried in vain to get Guard to town

    02/11/2015 11:27:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 11, 2015 11:33 PM EST | David A. Lieb
    The mayor of Ferguson said Wednesday that he had tried in vain to urge Gov. Jay Nixon to deploy the National Guard in his town as people burned and looted buildings in protest of a grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case. […] Nixon declared a state of emergency a week before the grand jury decision and had said the National Guard would be available to help local authorities “protect life and property” in case protests turned violent, as they did after Brown was shot Aug. 9 (Mayor James) Knowles (III) said he originally was told by St. Louis...
  • Email Shows Gov. Nixon Ordered National Guard OUT OF FERGUSON Before Riots & Destruction

    01/22/2015 10:57:48 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/22/15 | Jim Hoft
    Protesters and Looters Burn Business District to the Ground— And the National Guard was nowhere in sight. Now we know why… And top state Democratic leaders all knew about this. Governor Jay Nixon (D-MO) ordered the National Guard out of Ferguson before the verdict was announced. And….. TOP MISSOURI DEMOCRATIC LEADERS including Claire McCaskill, Lacy Clay, Chris Koster, Mayor Francis Slay and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley all knew about this order.
  • Luke Russert: Joni Ernst ‘Was a Pig Farmer Around This Time Last Year’

    01/21/2015 2:35:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | January 20, 2015 | Paula Bolyard
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Choice of Ernst about personality, not policy. Congressional correspondent Luke Russert said on MSNBC Tuesday that freshman Sen. Joni Ernst was a pig farmer this time last year and marveled that she is now she is giving the rebuttal to the president’s State of the Union address. “That is an extraordinary rise in politics right there,” Russert told Joy Ann Reid. Russert said that Ernst is emblematic of what the GOP wants to be. “That is what you’ll see her do tonight, sell her personality as a war veteran and somebody who was a pig farmer around this time last...
  • Lawmaker wants investigation of McCulloch (Ferguson incident)

    12/19/2014 9:43:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A state lawmaker from St. Louis is asking a legislative committee to investigate whether St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch "manipulated" the grand jury in the Michael Brown case. A joint House and Senate committee is investigating why Gov. Jay Nixon did not use National Guard troops to prevent burning and looting in Ferguson on Nov. 24, the night McCulloch announced that the grand jury would not indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of Brown....
  • Nephew seeing the Army National Guard recruiter tomorrow. Vanity

    12/14/2014 9:33:49 PM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 68 replies
    FR ^ | Dec 15, 2014 | Self
    My nephew is seeing the Army National Guard recruiter tomorrow. He has some questions and I'm going with him.
  • Governor Nixon Explains Why National Guard Was Not Sent to #Ferguson: We Didn’t Want a Kent State

    12/05/2014 10:07:46 AM PST · by PROCON · 59 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Dec. 5, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Governor Jay Nixon finally explained why he did not send the National Guard to Ferguson, Missouri. –We Didn’t want a Kent State situation. On early Tuesday morning, November 25, 2014, Ferguson Mayor James Knowles told FOX 2 anchors that he had repeatedly requested the National Guard… But his requests were ignored. “I know I’ve been on the phone in contact with the County Executive’s Office. I know he has requested. I am requesting. I’ve requested the National Guard troops to come out from their command post to help restore order along the business district. We have not seen that… Those...
  • Bizarro-World View of Self-Defense on Display in Ferguson

    12/03/2014 6:16:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2014 | Bob Barr
    Last week, residents of Ferguson, Missouri might have noticed a strange sight amidst the scenes of burning buildings, overturned cars, crazed rioters, and police in full military dress. Standing stoically on the rooftops of buildings in areas threatened by prolonged rioting were men dressed in masks and camouflage, armed with buckets of water, fire extinguishers, and occasionally AR-15 rifles. These men were not members of the Ferguson Police Department or the Missouri National Guard. They were members of the Oath Keepers, a nationwide collective of military veterans, former law enforcement officers, first responders and other concerned citizens who have sworn...
  • MO Governor ‘Punished’ Ferguson For Refusing to Fire Darren Wilson, Tom Jackson (Nixon Democrat)

    11/27/2014 4:53:47 AM PST · by sr4402 · 57 replies
    gotnews ^ | November 25, 2014 | Charles C Johnson
    Governor Jay Nixon refused to give Ferguson National Guard protection to punish them for refusing to fire Darren Wilson and chief of police Tom Jackson, Gotnews.com has learned.
  • MO Governor ‘Punished’ Ferguson For Refusing to Fire Darren Wilson, Tom Jackson

    11/27/2014 4:06:46 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 45 replies
    gotnews ^ | November 25, 2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    Governor Jay Nixon refused to give Ferguson National Guard protection to punish them for refusing to fire Darren Wilson and chief of police Tom Jackson, Gotnews.com has learned.
  • CONFIRMED: VALERIE JARRETT KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH GOV. NIXON DURING FERGUSON FIASCO

    11/26/2014 7:12:16 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 94 replies
    COMPLETE ARTICLE BREITBART.COM ^ | 26 NOVEMBER 2014 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Missouri Governor Jay Nixon adamantly denies that the White House pressured him to resist sending in the National Guard in response to violent protesters unhappy with the Michael Brown shooting decision. It is clear, however, that Nixon has been in close contact with President Obama's senior advisor Valerie Jarrett as the chaotic situation unfolded. According to the White House, Jarrett spoke with Nixon the first night of the protests as well as the morning after. Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz confirmed that Jarrett received “updates” from Nixon, “promising to stay in close touch” as the situation continued. “Valerie spoke to...
  • After Violent Night in Ferguson, State Triples National Guard Presence

    11/25/2014 6:44:39 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 60 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 25, 2014 | MONICA DAVEY and MANNY FERNANDEZ
    Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri said on Tuesday that he would triple the number of National Guard troops in this suburban St. Louis city and broadly expand their role in keeping the peace, after a night of arson, looting and rampaging demonstrators showed that weeks of preparation for a grand jury decision in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown had failed to prevent violence. In Washington, St. Louis and Ferguson itself, an array of public officials, community leaders and clergy were deeply critical of one another as they sought to explain how protests over the grand jury’s decision not to...
  • Missouri Lt. Gov, Ferguson mayor: Where was the National Guard last night?

    11/25/2014 10:38:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/25/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Good question. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon drew the ire of the White House and Department of Justice with a pre-emptive declaration of emergency in Ferguson to prepare all options for the publication of the grand jury report. Even with all of that lead time — and even while the National Guard deployed to several other locations around St. Louis — the first National Guard troops arrived in Ferguson this morning, after rioters destroyed businesses, public property, and looted. Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder, a Republican, wants answers from his nominal boss Nixon, a Democrat, as to why the National Guard...
  • Did Holder Cause the National Guard to be Kept From Ferguson?

    11/25/2014 8:25:26 AM PST · by don-o · 41 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | November 25, 2014 | Keith Koffler
    The Republican Lieutenant governor of Missouri today said he believes the state’s Democratic Governor, Jay Nixon, did not deploy National Guard troops to Ferguson to prevent the outbreak of violence because of pressure from the Obama administration to keep them away. “Here’s my question that the governor must answer,” Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder said today. “Is the reason that the national guard was not in there is because the Obama administration and the Holder Justice Department leaned on you to keep them out?” Kinder noted that the Guard had been sent to other locations in the region. “I cannot imagine...
  • Texas to extend border plan without National Guard

    11/19/2014 8:39:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2014 6:50 PM EST | Paul J. Weber and Juan Carlos Llorca
    Illegal crossings along the Rio Grande have slowed dramatically since an overwhelming surge of immigrants had state and federal agents scrambling to secure the border earlier this year. Texas leaders still don’t want their ground troops to leave just yet. As the federal government is downsizing its presence on Texas’ southern border, key state officials are proposing that when about 1,000 National Guard troops go home in the spring they be replaced with state troopers who would remain on duty until August. The plan calls for spending an extra $86 million to extend a border security mission that Gov. Rick...
  • Ferguson dilemma: Was calling up National Guard the right move?

    11/18/2014 2:21:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    CSM ^ | 11/18/2014 | By Mark Trumbull
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s decision to activate his state’s National Guard is being welcomed by some in the St. Louis area as a wise precaution for public safety, but others warn will only antagonize already fragile race relations. The sharply divided responses follow Governor Nixon’s announcement of the National Guard callup Monday, a move tied to a grand jury decision, expected in the next two weeks, that could touch off a new round of protests in Ferguson, Mo. The grand jury is weighing whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson on charges related to his fatal shooting of Michael Brown,...
  • Missouri Governor just announced a state of emergency

    11/17/2014 12:21:21 PM PST · by CatOwner · 117 replies
    Details of executive order at link.
  • Missouri governor activates National Guard

    11/17/2014 12:49:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 147 replies
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard in advance of a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Nixon said Monday that the National Guard would assist state and local police as needed, in case there is civil unrest when the grand jury's decision is announced. There was no indication an announcement is imminent....
  • What Senator Elect Joni Ernst Was Caught Doing 2 Days After the Election

    11/10/2014 5:08:30 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 46 replies
    Joni Ernst was elected as Iowa’s first female US Senator last Tuesday as part of the massive GOP landslide which saw the Party retake the majority in the the Upper House of Congress.
  • Ferguson grand jury announcement soon

    11/07/2014 1:46:45 PM PST · by Celtic Conservative · 110 replies
    Savage radio | 11/07/14 | Celtic Conservative
    Just heard on savages show- National guard choppers headed toward Ferguson, local employers sending workers home early. Is the balloon about to go up?
  • Retirement, discipline ordered for Utah National Guardsmen in pinup calendar shoot

    11/03/2014 9:29:37 AM PST · by Freeport · 14 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 03, 2014 | N/A
    A risque video featuring bikini-clad beauties firing high-powered guns and riding in tanks has landed four Utah National Guard soldiers -- and veterans of war in Afghanistan and Iraq -- in hot water. The guard members face discipline for unauthorized involvement and use of military vehicles in a video promoting a "behind the scenes" look at the making of this year's "Hot Shots Calendar." The company behind the calendar claims that a portion of the proceeds go to help wounded soldiers, but the video shoot, conducted at Camp Williams and at a private gun range near Salt Lake City, violated...
  • British invasion of Utah national guard base sparks outcry

    10/18/2014 7:32:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, October 17, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    Members the Utah National Guard’s 19th Special Forces Group allegedly hosted sexy British swimsuit models at their Draper compound. The deviation from their mission to train for paramilitary operations has been met with an investigation. The Utah Department of Public Safety and the Utah National Guard are both investigating how the British “Hot Shots 2015” calendar was shot at the military installation without authorization, a local Fox affiliate reported Friday.
  • OBAMA AUTHORIZES GUARD, RESERVE CALL-UP FOR EBOLA

    10/16/2014 2:31:03 PM PDT · by shove_it · 71 replies
    AP ^ | 16 Oct 2014 | JIM KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Thursday authorized the Pentagon to call up reserve and National Guard troops if they are needed to assist in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Obama signed an executive order that allows the government to call up more forces and for longer periods of time than currently authorized. There is no actual call-up at this point...
  • Obama's Next Executive Order: Sending The National Guard to Fight Ebola in Africa

    10/16/2014 12:53:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    resident Obama will sign an executive order as soon as today deploying National Guard troops to Ebola stricken countries in West Africa according to a report from NBC News.President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order Thursday paving the way for the deployment of National Guard forces to Liberia to help contain the Ebola outbreak there, sources told NBC News. The sources said that eight engineers and logistical specialists from the Guard, both active-duty and reservists, would probably be included in the first deployment. They are expected to help build 17 Ebola treatment centers, with 100 beds apiece....
  • Obama May Send National Guard to Liberia to Fight Ebola: Sources

    10/16/2014 9:40:17 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 178 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/16/2014 | Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube
    President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order Thursday paving the way for the deployment of National Guard forces to Liberia to help contain the Ebola outbreak there, sources told NBC News. The sources said that eight engineers and logistical specialists from the Guard, both active-duty and reservists, would probably be included in the first deployment. They are expected to help build 17 Ebola treatment centers, with 100 beds apiece. The sources said that no decision had been made.
  • Major cuts to Air National Guard at McConnell (Kansas, 210 jobs)

    10/01/2014 10:03:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    KWCH-TV ^ | September 25, 2014 | Anne Meyer
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)WICHITA, Kan. - A major cut for the Air National Guard unit based at McConnell Air Force Base. According to Sharon Watson with the Adjutant General's Office in Topeka, around 30% of full time guard members at McConnell will be cut. That works out to around 150 jobs. Plus at least 60 part-time jobs are being cut as well. Most of those guard members will get work at other guard locations in the state. The 127th Command and Control Squadron was eliminated earlier this month. We also know the 184th Munitions Squadron is also being eliminated and the 177th Information...
  • Mexico President slams Texas governor over border crackdown

    09/12/2014 9:59:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 12, 2014 | by David Alire Garcia
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry's deployment of National Guard troops on the U.S.-Mexican border is "reprehensible" and puts neighborly relations at risk, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said in an interview published on Friday. "Not only is it displeasing, but I think it's reprehensible," Pena Nieto told Mexican daily El Universal in an interview published on Friday. "It is an attack on good relations and neighborliness." Pena Nieto said Perry's decision contrasts starkly with other U.S. states, like California, which have embraced more immigrant-friendly policies. "The policy is completely unacceptable and it does not embody the spirit of cordiality and friendship...
  • Massachusetts security forces headed to Virginia F-15 crash site

    08/28/2014 2:39:10 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 24 replies
    WWBT NBC12 ^ | August 27, 2014 | Mike Valerio
    RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Members of the Massachusetts Air National Guard left for the site of an F-15 crash late Wednesday, hours after witnesses reported seeing a parachute deploy in the air. The eyewitness accounts of a pilot ejection near Elliot Knob, Va. were first published in the Staunton News Leader, although helicopters have not found a parachute.
  • For Wisconsin National Guard members, worries mount over Iraq

    08/23/2014 8:59:41 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 13 replies
    Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel ^ | August 23, 2014 | Meg Jones
    Camp Marmal, Afghanistan — It is said jokingly, but with an edgy nervousness. Wisconsin National Guard troops in Afghanistan wonder whether they'll get sent to Iraq next. Though President Barack Obama and military leaders say there will be only limited involvement in shoring up the country, soldiers are not so sure. "We talk about that all the time," said Spc. Jasen Pomroy, 44, of Baldwin. "I don't think we want to get into another one if we're trying to finish this one out. Where's it going to end?" Pomroy worked in a route clearance unit in Iraq in 2010-'11. Many...
  • National Guard enters Ferguson streets as protests turn tense

    08/18/2014 10:54:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 18, 2014 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Tina Susman and Lauren Raab
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)National Guard troops entered the protest zone Monday night after a large crowd suddenly gathered at Ferguson and West Florissant avenues, ignoring police orders to disperse.. An hour later, the atmosphere remained tense in this St. Louis suburb, and tear gas and smoke wafted through the air. Several people were arrested. For much of the day, demonstrations over the Aug. 9 police killing of Michael Brown had been peaceful. But about 10:15 p.m. the tenor changed. About 100 people seemed to appear in the blocked-off street out of nowhere, and a few plastic water bottles flew through the air. "You...
  • Police keeping protesters on the move in Ferguson; National Guard on the scene

    08/18/2014 7:02:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | August 18, 2014 | Staff
    As darkness fell Monday night, police increased their effort to keep protesters moving -- politely telling protesters they needed to keep moving. One protester asked pointedly "Did they tell the people supporting the cop downtown to keep moving?" referring to a Sunday evening gathering in support of Officer Darren Wilson. But the crowd, smaller than Sunday night, was staying on the sidewalk and obeying officers' orders to keep moving. Carmelita Wiliams came from Dellwood to join the protests. She said she plans to be out for as many nights as it takes. "If one person is left, I want to...
  • Obama Appears Wary About National Guard in Ferguson

    08/18/2014 6:36:58 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    ABC "news" ^ | 8/18/14
    ....Obama appeared wary today about the National Guard being sent to Ferguson, Missouri, saying he urged the governor to ensure the troops were involved in a "limited" way. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the state's National Guard to be deployed to the city this morning after another violent night of clashes between protesters and police over the shooting death of Michael Brown on Aug. 9.
  • PROTESTERS STORM GOVERNOR’S ST. LOUIS OFFICE – Demand Removal of National Guard in #Ferguson

    08/18/2014 3:25:07 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 252 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/18/14 | Jim Hoft
    PROTESTERS STORM GOVERNOR’S ST. LOUIS OFFICE – Demand Removal of National Guard in #Ferguson
  • White House “Did Not Know” National Guard Was Being Deployed In Ferguson

    08/18/2014 9:11:38 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 58 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | 8/18/14 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    WASHINGTON — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called the National Guard to Ferguson late Sunday without letting the White House know first. “Folks didn’t know,” an administration official told BuzzFeed Monday. “The White House did not know they were sending it in.” Nixon gave “no heads up,” the official said.
  • National Guard Ordered Onto Streets of Ferguson, Missouri

    08/18/2014 12:17:02 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 229 replies
    Missouri's governor ordered the National Guard onto the streets of Ferguson early Monday after another night of violence following the shooting by police of an unarmed black teen. "Tonight, a day of hope, prayers, and peaceful protests was marred by the violent criminal acts of an organized and growing number of individuals, many from outside the community and state, whose actions are putting the residents and businesses of Ferguson at risk," Gov. Jay Nixon said in a statement. "Given these deliberate, coordinated and intensifying violent attacks on lives and property in Ferguson, I am directing the highly capable men and...
  • GOVERNOR PERRY WILL PERSONALLY BRIEF NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS ABOUT TO BE DEPLOYED

    08/13/2014 11:15:02 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 178 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 13, 2014 | By Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas — Members of the Texas National Guard currently in training at Camp Swift, near Austin, have been told to stand by for a personal briefing from Texas Governor Rick Perry. Perry is expected to arrive at Camp Swift this morning to brief the troops on his expectations of their deployment. It is still not clear as to exactly where this first batch of troops will be deployed, according to one of the soldiers currently at Camp Swift. The soldier has been at the camp receiving training this week and expects to be deployed somewhere along the border this...
  • Wendy Davis Says She May Withdraw Texas National Guard From Border If Elected Governor

    08/08/2014 5:11:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | August 8, 2014 | Agencia EFE
    Democratic Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis on Thursday questioned the deployment of 1,000 National Guard troops on the border with Mexico to curtail illegal immigration and she promised, if elected, that she will study withdrawing them. The troop contingent was promised a month ago by current Republican Gov. Rick Perry, and it is expected that in the coming days they will begin to be deployed along the Texas-Mexico border, which stretches some 2,000 kilometers (about 1,240 miles). "The action I am ordering today will tackle this crisis head-on by multiplying our efforts to combat the cartel activity, human traffickers and...
  • Perry, Rogers: More Aliens From Terror-Linked Countries Are Being Apprehended at Southwest Border

    08/04/2014 12:02:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 4, 2014 - 2:03 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    The number of illegal aliens being apprehended coming across the southwest border who hail from countries with “substantial terrorist ties” is at a record high, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Sunday in comments backed up by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers. Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union, Perry rejected the notion that his decision to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border was related to a prospective 2016 presidential bid. “It hasn’t got anything to do with anything other than those numbers of individuals who are coming across the border,” he said. “And when you think...
  • Congressional Report: Ebola Bio Kits Deployed to National Guard Units In All 50 States

    07/29/2014 10:03:02 PM PDT · by blam · 107 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7-30-2014 | Mac Slavo
    Mac Slavo July 29th, 2014 The Department of Defense informed Congress that it has deployed biological diagnostics systems to National Guard support teams in all 50 states, according to a report published by the Committee on Armed Services. The report, published in April amid growing fears that the Ebola hemorrhagic fever virus might spread outside of West Africa, says that the portable systems are designed for “low probability, high consequence” scenarios. Some 340 Joint Biological Agent Identification and Diagnostic System (JBAIDS) units have thus far been given to emergency response personnel. The systems are “rapid, reliable, and [provide] simultaneous identification...
  • National Guard in Texas Could Get Arrest Power

    07/26/2014 12:22:29 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 56 replies
    NYT ^ | July 24, 2014 | MANNY FERNANDEZ
    When Gov. Rick Perry of Texas announced plans to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to help with the border crisis, it came with a power unexpected by some. By deploying them himself rather than through Washington, he has the power to order the troops to make arrests and apprehensions, something Guard troops in past border deployments have been prohibited from doing. Immigrant rights advocates and others, including former federal officials involved in previous National Guard mobilizations, said the troops would lack both training and federal oversight, creating a risk of civil rights violations and deadly encounters with immigrants.
  • Rick Perry Too Timid with the National Guard? [Texas lawyers get it wrong]

    07/26/2014 6:54:40 AM PDT · by Moseley · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 26, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    The American people cheered – starved for any crumb of leadership and faithfulness to constitutional duties – at the news of Governor Rick Perry calling out the Texas National Guard to patrol the Texas-Mexican border. Then, within the hour, Texas officials conceded that the inadequate contingent of 1,000 guardsmen will not actually do anything but stand around. Texas officials now admit that the 1,000 guardsmen will simply be a “visual deterrent” – for appearances only. The Texas government argues that the Texas National Guard will not have authority to arrest anyone under the Posse Comitatus law. But that is absurd....