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  • How could a refugee from Iraq with ties to ISIS slip through to U.S.?

    08/19/2018 1:01:07 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | August 19, 2018 | Tatiana Sanchez
    When he applied for refugee status in the United States, Omar Abdulsattar Ameen told officials he was fleeing persecution in his native Iraq. He was cleared by federal officials to immigrate in 2014 and eventually settled in Sacramento, where he worked as an auto mechanic to make ends meet. But authorities say Ameen’s dramatic arrest Wednesday revealed an uglier truth: He was the persecutor.
  • Judge denies motion to detain New Mexico compound suspects after hours-long hearing

    08/13/2018 6:07:41 PM PDT · by Revel · 98 replies
    KOB4 ^ | 08/13/18 | David Lynch and Ryan Laughlin
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – State prosecutors' motion to detain five adults arrested after a raid in northern New Mexico earlier this month was denied by a judge on Monday. Judge Sarah Backus made the determination the suspects weren't a danger to the community following several hours of testimony and evidence being presented by prosecutors. Siraj Wahhaj, Hujrah Wahhaj, Lucas Morton, Jany Leveille and Subhannah Wahhaj each face 11 counts of child abuse, after 11 children were found living in deplorable conditions at the site. Each suspect will have a $20,000 bond and will have to wear ankle monitors. In addition, they...
  • FBI agent Peter Strzok fired over anti-Trump texts

    08/13/2018 8:18:49 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 117 replies
    WAPO ^ | 13 AUG 18 11AM EST | by Matt Zapotosky
    The FBI has fired Agent Peter Strzok, who helped lead the bureau’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election until officials discovered he had been sending anti-Trump texts. Aitan Goelman, Strzok’s lawyer, said FBI Deputy Director David L. Bowdich ordered the firing on Friday — even though the director of the FBI office that normally handles employee discipline had decided Strzok should face only a demotion and 60-day suspension. Goelman said the move undercuts the FBI’s repeated assurances that Strzok would be afforded the normal disciplinary process. “This isn’t the normal process in any way more than name,” Goelman...
  • Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader to life [Mohammed Badie]

    08/12/2018 4:50:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 08/13/18 02:06 | Elad Benari
    An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced the Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide, Mohamed Badie, to life in prison in a retrial on accusations of inciting street violence, his lawyer said, according to AFP. Four other leaders of the group were sentenced to life in prison as well, said defense lawyer Abdel Moneim Abdel Maksoud. He named the others as Mohamed el-Beltagi, Essam el-Erian, Safwat Higazi and El-Husseini Antar. “We will appeal the sentences within 60 days,” the lawyer told AFP, adding that four other people were sentenced to jail terms of between 10 and 15 years. The accusations date back to...
  • Iran admits to helping Al Quaeda before 9/11

    08/10/2018 10:40:01 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 47 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 2018 | Mary Kay Linge
    A top Iranian official has admitted for the first time that Iran knowingly helped al-Qaeda terrorists — including some of the 9/11 attackers — travel secretly through the Middle East. “Their movements [through Iran] were under the complete supervision of the Iranian intelligence,” Mohammad-Javad Larijani said in a recently surfaced interview. That was one of the main accusations leveled against Iran in the U.S. government’s 9/11 Commission Report, which named the nation as a state sponsor of terrorism. Larijani, the secretary of the Iranian judiciary’s High Council for Human Rights and a former diplomat, is a prominent member of the...
  • IDF Instructs Summer Camps, Schools to Close Due to Rocket Fire....

    08/09/2018 7:12:05 AM PDT · by caww · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/9/2018 | Deborah Dehann
    Following a barrage of 'more than 180 rockets', the IDF issued directives to residents of southern Israel on Wednesday night and Thursday morning, instructing them to close down summer camps and stay near bomb shelters. Institutions of higher education were also closed. Southern residents were instructed to remain close to a bomb shelter. The army also told people not to organize large gatherings. Farmers were told not to work in their fields. Government offices and private businesses were instructed to operate in a limited capacity, the military said. Trains would run partially. Throughout Wednesday night and Thursday morning, Gaza terror...
  • The Real Reasons for Chicago's Deadly Crime Wave

    08/08/2018 5:59:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 32 replies
    PJ. Media ^ | August 8,2018 | JACK DUNPHY
    And if Rahm Emanuel cannot bring himself to address the long-term source of Chicago’s troubles, perhaps he can do something about the short-term ones. If the city is plagued with a cohort of dangerous young men, what’s to be done about them? As noted above, the short-term solution is well known but politically fraught: You encourage your police officers to identify and arrest the lawbreakers, and you encourage your prosecutors to bring appropriate charges and seek appropriate sentences. To those who are troubled by the specter of “mass incarceration,” a question: Given the blood running in the gutters of Chicago’s...
  • Man arrested at New Mexico compound was training kids to commit school shootings

    08/08/2018 11:59:55 AM PDT · by MNDude · 130 replies
    A man who was arrested at a New Mexico compound where 11 children were found abused was training kids to commit school shootings, court documents revealed. Authorities raided the compound on Friday after a monthslong search investigating a 3-year-old boy's disappearance led them to the property, where the children were discovered hungry and living in squalor. On Monday, a child's remains were found on the property, but authorities were working on a positive identification.
  • Black Lives Matter Protesters Crash Wedding Of Cop Linked To Stephon Clark Shooting

    08/07/2018 6:38:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies ^ | August 7, 2018 at 12:24 am | By Shirin Rajaee
    <p>SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — One of the two officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark was confronted by Black Lives Matter protesters on his wedding day.</p> <p>Sacramento police have not released the names of the two officers who opened fire on Clark on March 18 due to safety concerns. CBS13 has blurred the faces of the newly released video to protect their identities.</p>
  • 74 people shot, 11 fatally, in Chicago over the weekend

    08/06/2018 10:45:03 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 43 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/6/2018 | Madeline Buckley
    CHICAGO — At least 74 people were shot in one of the most violent weekends of the year in Chicago, spurred by a 7-hour period early Sunday morning when 40 people were shot. Between 3 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Monday morning, 11 people were killed and 63 people were wounded, according to Tribune data. Their ages spanned from 11 to 62 years old, and most of those shot were attacked on the South and West sides. As of Friday, at least 1,700 people have been shot in the city this year, fewer than the last two years at this...
  • Horrific Chicago Statistics: More than 60 People Shot, 9 Killed This Weekend…

    08/05/2018 9:28:59 PM PDT · by bitt · 80 replies
    Good grief, this is horrific. ABC News Chicago is reporting that over 60 people have been shot, with 9 killed, in Chicago just this weekend (Friday through Sunday). (Chicago) Dozens of people were wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday, police said. One paramedic described the evening as “a war zone.” Since midnight, police said 43 people have been shot, six fatally. Since Friday at 5 p.m., 60 people have been shot, nine fatally, in shootings in Chicago. 34 of the shootings and five deaths occurred between 10 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday, according to police. During one two-and-a-half...
  • Warren at black university: Criminal justice system ‘racist’

    08/03/2018 8:11:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 03, 2018 10:54 PM EDT | Bill Barrow and Chevel Johnson
    Speaking Friday at a historically black university, potential Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren delivered what she called “the hard truth about our criminal justice system: It’s racist … I mean front to back.” The Massachusetts senator identified some of the system’s failures: disproportionate arrests of African-Americans for petty drug possession; an overloaded public defender system; and state laws that keep convicted felons from voting even after their sentences are complete. Warren was participating in a Q&A session hosted by Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond at the historically black Dillard University in New Orleans. She was among several possible Democratic...
  • Adam Schiff: Trump's tweet on Jeff Sessions 'an attempt to obstruct justice hiding in plain sight'

    08/01/2018 9:40:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/01/2018 | Daniel Chaitin
    Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said President Trump's tweet Wednesday calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the federal Russia investigation "an attempt to obstruct justice hiding in plain sight." "The President of the United States just called on his Attorney General to put an end to an investigation in which the President, his family and campaign may be implicated," tweeted the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee. "This is an attempt to obstruct justice hiding in plain sight. America must never accept it." The President of the United States just called on his Attorney General to put an...
  • Noncitizens across U.S. find it easy to register to vote, cast ballots

    07/31/2018 10:50:35 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 31, 2018 | S.A. Miller
    A Russian national or any other noncitizen can easily influence a U.S. election by simply registering to vote in California — just ask Elizaveta Shuvalova. Ms. Shuvalova said she didn’t even know her name was added to the San Francisco voter rolls in 2012, when she was a 21-year-old Russian citizen living legally in the U.S. but ineligible to vote. “I’ve never registered for anything in my entire life,” said Ms. Shuvalova, who became a U.S. citizen early last year. “This is news to me.” The Washington Times obtained a San Francisco County voter log that detailed Ms. Shuvalova’s registration...
  • Trump: Sanctions against Russia will 'remain in place'

    07/31/2018 4:05:36 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/30/18 | Bob Fredericks
    President Trump on Monday insisted that the United States will not drop sanctions against Moscow. “Sanctions on Russia will remain as is,” Trump said, even as Putin demands that they be dropped. Italy’s prime minister, Giuseppe Conte first broached the subject and said lifting the sanctions would be “unthinkable.” Trump also scolded Germany — just as he did at the NATO summit — for agreeing to use a Russian natural gas pipeline while, in his estimation, not paying enough for defense.
  • ‘They got me for murder:’ Copeland faces homicide charges in death of Officer Michalski (WI)

    07/31/2018 12:26:57 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 17 replies
    FOX 6 ^ | July 31, 2018 | FOX6 News Staff
    MILWAUKEE, WI — The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office issued multiple criminal charges against Jonathan Copeland Jr. in connection with the death of Officer Michael Michalski. Copeland faces the following charges: First degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon Attempt first degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon Possession of a firearm by a felon A criminal complaint filed against Copeland says officers were in the area near 28th and Wright on July 25 because Copeland had an “open arrest warrant” for felony drug crimes, as well as a warrant for absconding from Department of Corrections supervision. Copeland...
  • Six Reasons Why Barack Obama Is the Worst President in History

    07/31/2018 5:43:28 AM PDT · by RPMack · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/26/2018 | Mat Margolis
    By now you’ve probably heard of polls that say Americans believe that “Donald Trump is the worst president in history” or that presidential scholars have ranked Trump “dead last.” I can tell you right now to ignore the polls and the so-called experts. While it may be too early to properly gauge presidential rankings for recent presidents, I am confident that history will ultimately judge Barack Obama as the worst president our nation has ever seen.
  • FEMA personnel chief under investigation for widespread sexual harassment

    07/30/2018 8:17:38 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 16 replies ^ | 07/30/18 | BRETT SAMUELS
    The recently departed head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) human resources department is under investigation for allegedly enabling sexual harassment in the agency over the course of several years. FEMA Administrator Brock Long told The Washington Post that a seven-month investigation found Corey Coleman, who led the agency’s personnel department since 2011, hired dozens of friends and college fraternity brothers, as well as women he met at bars and through online dating sites. Coleman promoted the individuals without going through the proper channels, and in some cases promoted or transferred women throughout the agency so his friends could...
  • Obama's Payout To Terror Financiers

    07/30/2018 2:31:06 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Front Page ^ | July 30, 2018 | Joseph Klein
    Islamic terrorists, whether affiliated with al Qaeda or the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, Iran, are enemies of the United States. They have American blood on their hands. The Obama administration aided and abetted these enemies by knowingly funding the terrorists and allowing them to evade the enforcement of U.S. law against them. As Andrew McCarthy once wrote, Obama was an “anti-anti-terrorist.” For example, as the National Review has just reported, based on a discovery by the Middle East Forum, the Obama administration decided that an al Qaeda affiliate in Sudan was a worthy recipient of U.S. taxpayer funds...
  • Sen. Cory Booker Pleads for Supporters to 'Get Up in the Face of Congresspeople'

    07/28/2018 7:42:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/28/18
    Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) implored activists this week to call for change by confronting elected members of Congress. Booker, who has been mentioned as a possible 2020 presidential election candidate, was speaking Wednesday at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington, D.C. He concluded his address by encouraging people not to be passive, and to instead "go to the Hill today." "Please, get up in the face of some congresspeople," he said.