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  • Carson says an apologetic Cruz asked for a meeting at debate (busTED)

    02/07/2016 7:57:55 AM PST · by patq · 385 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/7/16 | Robert Costa
    Ben Carson said late Saturday that Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas approached him during an off-camera break at ABC’s Republican debate to apologize for his campaign’s conduct during the Iowa caucuses and requested a one-on-one meeting with him. “He said he’s sorry that this happened and he wants to sit down and talk,” Carson said in an interview with The Washington Post. “He wants to discuss the whole thing and clear the air.” In the interview, Carson said pointedly that if the meeting with Cruz is scheduled, that does not mean the the senator will be absolved. “The evidence is...
  • Prediction: Trump wins tomorrow's online Drudge poll on who won debate!

    01/27/2016 10:42:22 PM PST · by doghorse · 59 replies
    Predict % picking Trump as debate winner on Drudge poll tomorrow.
  • How exactly will Cruz get anything done when everyone in Congress hates him? [vanity]

    01/21/2016 10:03:02 PM PST · by springwater13 · 136 replies
    It's a serious question. What's he going to do when Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell tell him to go to hell? Is he going to tell them they are liars on television and then call into Mark Levin's show and whine? Being President doesn't work like that. Is he going to be like President Obama and try to use executive orders to ram his legislation through? Compare that to Trump's approach from Art of the Deal where he asks for 3x more than what he wants, completely disorients his competitors and shakes the ground beneath everyone, and then gets what...
  • vanity

    01/20/2016 5:47:12 PM PST · by blondiegoodbadugly · 61 replies
    What is an excerpt? lol I'm just trying to learn how to post. Bare with me. Lurker (reader and donater for years). Does anyone think our current administration is honest? I don't trust them as far as I could throw any of them.
  • Levin's complaints that Trump is attacking from the left using "Alinsky" tactics are silly [vanity]

    01/20/2016 12:13:55 PM PST · by springwater13 · 50 replies
    Levin might cry and whine about Trump's tactics but here's the thing, there are no rules in politics. The only rule is winning. Trump is making that clear this cycle by breaking all the rules and winning so far. If Cruz can't beat Trump, he doesn't deserve to be the nominee. Hillary and the democrats would use the same "tactics" and more to pulverize him. This is what primaries are about. They are tests for the strongest nominee. They make the eventual nominee stronger. Cry baby whining about Trump does not make Cruz stronger. It's what losers do when they...
  • Religion or Hooch

    01/17/2016 7:17:01 PM PST · by JoeWebb.com · 2 replies
    1/17/16 | Joe Webb
    In the political scheme of things how important is Iowa? Their caucuzoiding (new word) is as arcane as electing a Pope. "The caucuses are an event where voters from all of 1,774 Iowa voting precincts meet to elect delegates to the county conventions. From the county convention, of which there are exactly 99, delegates are chosen for the state party convention. Eventually, the state party convention elects delegates to attend the national party convention, where a Presidential nominee is selected. The process is similar for both Democrat and Republican candidates. The winner of the Iowa caucus receives the most delegates...
  • Mark Levin DID go Beck

    01/15/2016 5:50:34 PM PST · by ShivaFan · 65 replies
    opinion | 15 January 2016 | ShivaFan
    <p>So Mark Levin, as predicted, went Beck on us imho (Glen Beck).</p> <p>As fully expected, since he was already building up to it the day before, he is egging on this line of attack on Trump as reflecting "New York Values" - Cruz was told not to go there prior to the debate, but foolishly he went there, and there couldn't have been a more moronic move and insulting to all the 911 first responders, New York's finest, the NYC consruction workers, et all, and ... all just to try and take out Trump?</p>
  • MSNBC's "Morning Joe" slams Ted Cruz for "New York values" insult (video)

    01/14/2016 4:07:05 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 132 replies
    Video LinkCruz just kissed his fanny good bye.
  • Guardian Pushes Preposterous Litvinenko Case Whopper on Gullible Readers

    01/14/2016 4:05:00 PM PST · by marvel5 · 4 replies
    Russia Insider ^ | January 14, 2016 | Wiilliam Dunkerley
    It's said that some people will believe anything. And that's what Guardian editors must be thinking, based on their latest story on the Litvinenko affair. It's titled "Fresh Evidence Suggests Litvinenko Was Killed to Keep Him Quiet." Here's what the Guardian wants its readers to believe: 1. Some bad actor (widely expected to be the Russian state according to the Guardian) wanted to "prevent [Litvinenko] from testifying about Vladimir Putin’s links with Russian organized crime." 2. That there is now added "credence to the theory that eliminating Litvinenko was a matter of utmost urgency for the Kremlin." 3. "Amateur killers"...
  • Bernie Sanders: 'Trump Is Very Smart' For Manipulating The Media

    12/24/2015 7:32:09 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 34 replies
    politico.com ^ | 12/24/15
    Donald Trump is "very smart," Bernie Sanders said during an interview that aired Thursday, because the Manhattan mogul and former star of NBC's "The Apprentice" franchise knows how to play the media. In a discussion on CNN's "New Day" with Chris Cuomo, Sanders addressed why he thinks the Republican candidate's poll numbers keep rising and why he appears to be solidifying support among the party's base a little more than a month before voters head to the polls in the first primary and caucus states. "Well Chris, you're going to have to ask the media precisely why. I mean, Trump...
  • Cruz Recording About Gay Marriage Could Cause Him Political Heartburn

    12/23/2015 8:22:19 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 82 replies
    popherald.com ^ | DECEMBER 24
    In the conversation with the donor, Cruz was asked if gay marriage was a top-three priority for him and he said it wasn't. In a recording provided to POLITICO, Cruz answers a flat "No" when asked whether fighting gay marriage is a "top-three priority", an answer that pleased his socially moderate hosts but could surprise some of his evangelical backers. By late summer, she said, the River Valley Teenage Republicans were a grassroots advocacy group working to put Cruz over the top.
  • new on freerpoblic (see #137)

    11/24/2015 11:55:21 AM PST · by gsm31 · 201 replies
    im new my screen name is gsm31
  • Sarah Palin says she had "crappy answer" to Katie Couric's "fair question"

    11/17/2015 9:41:53 AM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 40 replies
    TPM ^ | NOVEMBER 16, 2015 | SARA JERDE
    Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said in an interview that aired Sunday that the question CBS anchor Katie Couric asked her about what publications she read to form her views on foreign policy was "fair," but that she gave a "crappy" answer.
  • Happy Birthday Laz A Mataz!

    11/06/2015 10:11:57 AM PST · by Morgana · 110 replies
    November 6, 2015 | vanity
    Happy Birthday Laz A Mataz Life would be boring without your funny vanity posts. Keep them up!
  • Jim Robinson, you need to know this

    10/28/2015 2:02:06 PM PDT · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 17 replies
    10/28/2015 at 5:03PM EST | Self
    Jim, When I post I get a warning saying this is an attack site. I tried ot fix it, it sent me here: https://www.stopbadware.org/firefox?hl=en-US&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.freerepublic.com%2Ffocus%2Fnews%2F3353942%2Fposts
  • It's time to take off the gloves and deal a fatal blow to ISIS

    10/23/2015 11:42:33 PM PDT · by usdefensewatch · 38 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | October 23, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    For the last two years, the Islamic State, better known as ISIS or ISIL, has conquered and murdered and tortured its way across the Middle East, in a reign of terror, not seen by the world since World War II. ISIS is not a terrorist group, but rather a paramilitary organization, which is desperately attempting to become a nation state and one powered by fear, intimidation and death. The US has failed miserably in its attempt to defeat ISIS. In all honesty, its hard to defeat ISIS when you really arent fighting them at all. The US led air campaign...
  • Sweet 16 Freeper B-day (Vanity)

    10/07/2015 6:07:32 PM PDT · by Joe 6-pack · 51 replies
    Self ^ | 10/07/15 | self
    Tonight I'm wrapping up the end of my 16th year on FR. Old enough to drive now!!
  • 1998 this day Sep 25th,I joined FR

    09/25/2015 5:16:17 AM PDT · by larryjohnson · 36 replies
    larryjohnson
    Just reminded. I am in Amsterdam
  • Happy 10-year FR Anniversary to me!

    09/24/2015 1:44:23 PM PDT · by Fast Moving Angel · 46 replies
    Vanity | 9/24/2015 | Me
    Happy 10-years to me (even though I was a lurker long before signing up), and many thanks to JimRob and my friend Darkwing104 who made it all possible!
  • The Night They Drove the Price of Electricity Down

    09/19/2015 2:03:35 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 46 replies
    Slate ^ | Daniel Gross
    Wind power was so plentiful in Texas that producers sold it at a negative price. What? Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images In the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, the mighty state of Texas was asleep. The honky-tonks in Austin were shuttered, the air-conditioned office towers of Houston were powered down, and the wind whistled through the dogwood trees and live oaks on the gracious lawns of Preston Hollow. Out in the desolate flats of West Texas, the same wind was turning hundreds of wind turbines, producing tons of electricity at a time when comparatively little supply was needed....
  • Today is my FReeper Birthday!

    09/16/2015 2:39:17 PM PDT · by Dacula · 31 replies
    Me | 09-16-2015 | Dacula
    Shameless plug to say Happy Freeper Birthday to me! 11 years running! Spent last year at Emory hospital but made it out alive with a little help from Obama visiting the Hospital last year. /s
  • Game Over...Reagan won NY, Native Son Trump wins NY - 29 Electoral Votes General Election

    09/15/2015 10:52:20 PM PDT · by E20erer · 42 replies
    Native Son, Donald Trump Wins New York!!! NYC and elsewhere will vote for Donald Trump.
  • Hillary Hacked E-mails Out?

    09/09/2015 8:06:16 PM PDT · by Tenlein · 74 replies
    Twitter
    People on twitter are saying that Hillary's hacked e-mails are out on the web now. This guy, Ben Hamner, appears to have them available on his site: https://twitter.com/benhamner I'm not computer savvy enough to attempt to download them. I hope it's the real deal!
  • Anniversary!!!

    09/05/2015 11:29:09 AM PDT · by djf · 40 replies
    9/5/15 | djf
    Today IS MY ANNIVERSARY!! And I am excited!!! I'll bet every one who reads this is wondering "Of what? His marriage? (No, sadly my wife passed years ago). His FReeperdom-ness? (Nope. I think that one is in October). His job? (well, almost. Sept 27 will be 18 years). Nope. It's none of that. But it is important. I QUIT SMOKING A YEAR AGO!!! Well, I use E-cigs now, but that's another story. Hurray! In celebration of me quitting, I am making a $50 donation to FReerepublic, and encourage everyone else so inclined to do the same! If you have a...
  • Vanity: This Prepper Movie Needs Our Support

    09/01/2015 6:51:19 PM PDT · by TheTimeOfMan · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 8, 2014 | Savannah River Armory
    ***Episode 002 of Uncertain Tomorrow is now in motion. Our goal for Episode 002 is to expand on this storyline, but with several enhancements!
  • Trump has supported nearly all of Obamas economic policy agenda

    08/27/2015 11:39:41 PM PDT · by z taxman · 279 replies
    Redstate Diaries ^ | Aug. 27 2015 | Southernconstitutionalist
    <p>I identify with some things as a DemocratI was never a Bush fan. [When] the economy crashed so horribly under George Bush, because of mistakes they made having to do with banking and lots of other things, I dont think the Democrats would have done that.</p>
  • Trump vows no more 'bimbo' tweets

    08/26/2015 11:38:15 AM PDT · by Kevin C · 186 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/26/2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Wednesday said he would stop sharing tweets referring to Fox News host Megyn Kelly as a "bimbo," among other terms. "I have much bigger things to think about, honestly," Trump told conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. "They made a big deal out of that and I just dont see that was a retweet." Late-night tweets Monday discussing Kelly's appearance and one referring to her as a "bimbo" reignited tension with the network and prompted strong criticism from several Fox anchors. "I watched her show last night. She was very nice and I appreciated...
  • Dear Fox News

    08/14/2015 9:37:23 AM PDT · by Fhios · 44 replies
    8/14/2015 | Vanity
    Dear Fox News. Please get rid of Geraldo Rivera. I can't watch the 5 anymore. Bring the drunk guy back. He never made any sense either, but he was quieter. The 5 used to be my favorite talking head show. Now it's a screaming head show. I vote for Camille Paglia to replace Geraldo. At least we'll gain some understanding of progressive liberalthink thinking.
  • 4 Simple Questions

    08/13/2015 9:59:41 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 263 replies
    kapiolani.org) ^ | RICHARD R. SILVERLIEB Attorney at Law
    4 Simple Questions ..... 1. Back in 1961 people of color were called 'Negroes. So how can the Obama 'birth certificate' state he is "African-American" when the term wasn't even used at that time ? 2. The birth certificate that the White House released lists Obama's birth as August 4, 1961 and Lists Barack Hussein Obama as his father. No big deal, Right? At the time of Obama's birth, it also shows that his father is aged 25 years old, and that Obama's father was born in "Kenya, East Africa". This wouldn't seem like anything of concern, except the fact...
  • Holy Cow....Today is my 10th Anniversary on Free Republic

    08/11/2015 7:21:50 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 95 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 11 August 2015 | NAPSCOORDINATOR
    I can't believe I almost missed this most important day. I am privileged to be here and thank you all for the great education you have given me these last 10 years. I certainly have pissed off a few here and there but that is what is great about FR, we get up, shake hands and go on to the next thread. Thank you for that best 10 years!!!!! Oh and for the millionth time, NAPSCOORDINATOR means Naval Academy Preparatory School Coordinator......it is a prep school for a year before the Naval Academy to prepare students for the rigors of...
  • The Confidence of Our SEALs and other Special Operators

    07/27/2015 11:17:17 AM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 8 replies
    ?
    A Navy SEAL and an Army SF operator walk into a bar and take a seat next to a very attractive woman. The SEAL gives her a quick glance then casually looks at his new Apple watch for a moment. The woman notices this and asks, "Is your date running late?" No," he replies, "I just got this state-of-the-art Apple watch, and I was just testing it." The intrigued woman says, "A state-of-the-art watch? What's so special about it?" He says, "It uses alpha waves to talk to me telepathically." The lady says, Telepathy? "What's it telling you now?" "Well,...
  • Muslim Muhammad Adbulazeez Guns Down 4 Marines at Chattanooga Military Recruiting Station

    07/18/2015 9:15:28 PM PDT · by Patriot27591 · 5 replies
    CleanTV ^ | 7-18-15 | CleanTV
    Four Marines were shot and killed in a cowardly ambush by Muslim Muhammad Youssef Adbulazeez who drove his car up to the curb in front of the combined Naval and Marine recruiting station in Chattanooga and opened fire, without even getting out to face the Marines. As obvious as it is that the enemy of the United States and the western world is Islam and with the first name of Muhammad, the mainstream news media are trying everything they can to call this cold blooded murder anything other than Islam murder, despite the fact the core teachings of Islam and...
  • Arbys responds to low-level vegetarian outrage with cheeky help line instead of caving

    07/14/2015 9:27:47 AM PDT · by wildwoodla · 86 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7/13/15 | Mary Catherine Ham
    Arby's Flaunts Meaty Goodness With 'Vegetarian Support Hotline Arbys poking a tiny bit of fun at a small group of overreacting vegetarians is what coexistence looks like. We can handle We Have the Meats, America.
  • Declaration of non-compliance.

    06/29/2015 5:34:22 PM PDT · by Wayne Long · 25 replies
    White House Web Site ^ | 06/28/15 | Wayne Long
    I'm tying to get my protest petition on Pharaohs official White House web site. But, I must get 150 signatures to get this petition on the public index listing on the web site. I hope you guys will consider signing my declaration of non-compliance.
  • VANITY - 10th Anniversary on FR

    06/04/2015 11:18:45 AM PDT · by varyouga · 41 replies
    me
    Just wanted to briefly say Thanks to everyone who made this site possible and celebrate my 10th Anniversary here. I started off as a 'rat die-hard Kerry voter but simply being here made me see EVERYTHING better and my life has been completely different ever since. Thank you all for all the great posts, amazing insights, excellent debates, the goofiness and , of course, all those threads with "rules". Can't wait to see what the next 10 years will bring Let's Roll!
  • 'We Will Not Be Intimidated': Dutch Politician Planning Muhammad Cartoon Expo

    05/13/2015 10:20:37 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 16 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 13/05/15 | as seen on Sean Hannity
    Sean Hannity said last night that champions of free speech are refusing to back down after being accused of provoking radical Islamists to attack the Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas. One of the speakers at that event, Dutch politician Geert Wilders, is planning to stage a Muhammad cartoon expo in the Dutch Parliament. Hannity asked Wilders if he is anti-Islam. "Well, I'm certainly not anti-Muslim, but indeed I believe Islam is a threat to our civilization," Wilders replied. "I believe that our country is based on values that are based on Christianity and Judaism, and that Islam is really a...
  • Breaking: Shots fired near NSA Bldg

    03/03/2015 3:29:34 PM PST · by NRx · 34 replies
    Sputnik ^ | Sputnik
    According to local media, police are investigating reports of shots fired near an NSA building in Maryland. A National Security Agency building at the Ft. Meade, Maryland campus was damaged by multiple gunshots Tuesday after gunfire was reported in the area, according to a Park Police spokeswoman. No injuries resulting from the incident were reported.
  • Moving to TX

    12/23/2014 5:22:36 PM PST · by JVB052010 · 105 replies
    12/23/2014 | Jaclyn
    I am moving from Denver to TX but I don't know which town is better: SA or Austin? I am Catholic, but also middle class white. I want racial diversity, active economy and nightlife, safe town and a way to stimulate my life. I need a place Asthma and Allergy friendly.
  • Have you been enslaved without your knowledge?

    11/14/2014 7:52:50 PM PST · by 100percentDisabledVeteran · 52 replies
    www.resurrecttherepublic.com ^ | Friday, November 14, 2014 | 100percentDisabledVeteran
    Resurrect The Republic . com has a You Tube video that I found interesting, even crucial enough to send to every person on my Face Book friend list and open an account here to inform more Americans. Are we satisfied occupying all of our time with frivolous topics or is there someone reading this who wants to know the truth? If you really do want to know the truth and you're tired of living with your head planted firmly in the sand, go to this link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k27efEtxHt0 Since this is my first post here I don't know if you can...
  • Cities to visit in Europe??

    09/29/2014 9:05:14 AM PDT · by babylon_times · 84 replies
    Me and a few friends will be spending 3 weeks in Europe Early next summer.... Has anyone here been over there? What are a few things "We shouldn't miss"?
  • Where will Obama's presidential library be?

    09/16/2014 1:47:27 PM PDT · by Smashing_Pundit · 77 replies
    Smashing Pundit ^ | 09/15/2014 | Smashing Pundit
    Six years into his presidency, the debate is heating up as to where President Barack Obama's presidential library will be located, with four sites reportedly under consideration. These are: (1) At the bottom of an abandoned West Virginia coal mine. This one is considered appropriate given how Obama's regulatory push against "global warming" has caused and continues to cause losses in the U.S. coal industry, with all the associated unemployment and human suffering. It is related to Barack Obama's campaign pledge to stop the rise of the seas (which, by the way, he succeeded in doing even long before he...
  • [December 24, 2012] Tagg Romney Says His Father Didn't Want To Be President

    08/28/2014 12:33:51 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Dec. 24, 2012
    No one wanted to be president less than Mitt Romney, his son said in an interview out Sunday that raises new questions about the candidacy of the losing Republican nominee. In an interview with the Boston Globe examining what went wrong with the Romney campaign, his eldest son Tagg explains that his father had been a reluctant candidate from the start.
  • Oprah's New Movie,"Hundred Foot Journey".Anyone Anxious To See It?,What If It Bombs?

    08/06/2014 6:13:21 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 49 replies
    Did anyone see the ad for this film?God,how pathetic!"It's Deliciously Funny",according to some far left critics."Can't Wait To Taste The Movie"!Well,more or less,something like that.The movie promo is making it sound like it's going to be the next Forrest Gump or Titanic.We can only hope that "The Hundred Foot Journey" debuts at number 10.America gave up on Oprah way back in 2007/08 when she had declared that Obama was our modern day Jesus and was going to bring World Peace!&Will Keep Putin In Check!
  • The Red Flag of Yellow Journalism: Cows Need Food Stamps

    07/22/2014 6:19:39 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 6 replies
    Self | 7/22/14 | Me
    Define the lunacy of the liberal Reich? Politico, the flaming slingshot of Democrats across this nation, claimed in a double fit of Espresso rage that Rick Perry was sending troops to the border to kill children? That's right, not to stop thousands of undocumented illegals streaming into a sovereign state, dare I say country, without immunizations or permission, but to kill their innocent children in hopes no one would notice? After all, that's what modern day Republican Governors do in the information agekill children to increase the value of Snapchat. Hmm, I'm confused, are we living beneath the propaganda banner...
  • Is Hillary Clintons conduct as a young attorney fair game?

    06/22/2014 8:54:57 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 52 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | June 20, 2014 | Jonathan H. Adler
    Successfully defending a criminal defendant is nothing for Clinton to be ashamed of, so long as her conduct was ethical.
  • Nearly 70% of Americans favor euthanasia

    06/22/2014 5:18:19 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 99 replies
    Red State ^ | June 20, 2014 | streiff
    When a person has a disease that cannot be cured, do you think doctors should be allowed by law to end the patients life by some painless means if the patient and his or her family request it? At first blush, the idea that a euthanasia should be allowed seems to follow a logic. If a person is suffering and wishes to end that suffering then who has the right to tell them no? It is their life, right? Only some troglodyte Bible thumper could possibly deny a person the simple mercy of ending their suffering. In this way it...
  • Shooters in Metro ambush that left five dead spoke of white supremacy and a desire to kill police

    06/08/2014 7:41:53 PM PDT · by Deathtomarxists · 54 replies
    Couple kill cops in cold blood - reportedly yell "This is the start of revolution".
  • CNN Report Says Burglar Killed By Homeowner Was Just Pulling A Prank

    05/21/2014 5:57:26 PM PDT · by TheProducer
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 5/21/14 | Austin Petersen
    Rep. Alan Grayson (Lunatic-Fla.) is willing to serve disrupt the committee established by House Republicans to investigate the 2012 attacks in Benghazi. In a Radio interviewGrayson said he has actually already talked to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Earl of Taint Keep Reading
  • The Sacrilegious Sarah Palin

    04/30/2014 8:13:49 AM PDT · by Flame Retardant · 229 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 4-27-14 | Rod Dreher
    Man, the 12 minute speech Sarah Palin gave to the NRA convention is awful. It's just witless, red-meat blathering, delivered in that nasal whine of hers that makes it sound like she's chewing wads of tinfoil. For people who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they like. Fast-forward in the video to the 6:30 mark, though, and listen to what she says about terrorists. It's part of a long harangue about lily-livered liberals, delivered in such a way that makes Archie Bunker sound like Cicero. Money quote: "Oh, but you can't offend them, can't make...
  • Long Beach Police Fatally Shoot Unarmed Suspect As He Runs Away

    04/29/2014 3:37:37 PM PDT · by Norse Code · 46 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | Samia Khan and Gadi Schwartz
    Long Beach Police officers had an "obstructed view" when they opened fire on a man who was allegedly running from a standoff Sunday, according to a press release issued Monday. "Long Beach officers, who were located on the beach, east of the foot of the stairs with an obstructed view due to palm trees and shrubbery, heard gunshots from above and saw the suspect running toward the populated beach area," the press release stated. "The suspect failed to surrender and after officers observed him reaching or his waist band, an officer involved shooting occurred."