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  • OKCPS votes to change names of three schools named after Confederate generals

    10/24/2017 7:35:41 AM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Fox 25 (OK) ^ | October 24, 2017 | Jennifer Falsetti
    "On October 23, the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education voted to move forward with changing the names of three elementary schools originally dedicated to Confederate leaders: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Isaac Stand Watie. As the district begins the input process to determine the names these facilities will bear moving forward, I hope to use it as a teachable moment for our students and to establish a positive image and a sense of pride for these school communities to carry them into the future," Superintendent Aurora Lora said in a statement.
  • Anti-government extremist arrested in Oklahoma bomb plot

    08/14/2017 3:46:23 PM PDT · by Bratch · 30 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 14, 2017 | Joseph Tanfani
    A 23-year-old man who said he hated the U.S. government has been arrested by the FBI for allegedly trying to blow up an Oklahoma City bank with what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb in a truck. According to a criminal complaint, Jerry Drake Varnell wanted to start a militia group and admired Timothy McVeigh, the domestic terrorist who was convicted and executed for setting off a massive truck bomb outside a federal building in Oklahoma City in April 1995. Varnell thought he was dealing with two fellow sympathizers in the anti-government movement but they were a confidential informant and...
  • FBI Director Nominee Mueller Helped FBI and DOJ Cover Up Evidence on Waco, Ruby Ridge, OKC Bombing

    05/28/2002 12:01:46 PM PDT · by OKCSubmariner · 30 replies · 1,039+ views
    Washington Times, Personal Research by OKCSubmariner ^ | August 1, 2001 | Patrick B. Briley
    This article presents, analyzes and adds important new information about a recent letter to the editor of the Washington Times concerning the nominee for FBI Director, Robert Mueller. The letter was published on page A-11 of the Times on July 28, 2001 and was written by Patrick Downes of Boston. His letter was entitled “FBI Appointment Needs More Investigation”. While Downes letter is to the editor, it provides valuable information about Mueller’s previous role in DOJ collusion to help facilitate FBI and DOJ corruption in mishandling evidence in important cases. The text of the letter is first reproduced and then...
  • Advanced Recovery: Opioid and Heroin Addiction in Oklahoma City

    12/31/2016 7:24:13 PM PST · by DBCJR · 55 replies
    LinkedIn ^ | 12/30/16
    For years, Oklahoma lead the nation in prescription painkiller abuse according to SAMHSA. Oklahoma and the nation set out to do something but it was almost totally "supply-side", regulatory and law enforcement oriented to reduce the supply of opioid tablets on the street. These measures were much needed but they did nothing to help the estimated 245,000 prescription painkiller abusers in Oklahoma, nor prevent new entries into the problem, "demand-side". Demand-side interventions are treatment and prevention initiatives. Why are demand-side interventions important? Addiction to opiates is the most powerful addiction. If you shut off supply dramatically, without demand interventions, you...
  • WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT! Police Fatally Shoot Man On A Bus After He Tried To Grab A Cop's Gun

    07/19/2016 11:26:09 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 113 replies
    Published on Jul 19, 2016 Oklahoma City Police released security camera footage on July 18, showing the fatal shooting of Miguel Angel Chavez-Angles on a public bus. Chavez-Angles, 42, was shot and killed on June 24 after throwing a fire extinguisher and trying to seize a gun from one of the officers on the metro bus. Oklahoma City Police said the officers were responding to a vandalism report and Chavez-Angles had fled to the bus after jumping into another vehicle.
  • Oklahoma Beheader Linked to Al Qaeda Leader Awlaki, Boston Bomber's Mosque

    09/27/2014 4:56:17 AM PDT · by AU72 · 14 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Sept. 27 2014 | Jordan Schachtel
    Suhaib Webb, an Imam with ties to former Al Qaeda mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki, had also previously been the leader of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, which had been attended by Alton Nolen -- the man who on Thursday beheaded a former coworker after recently converting to Islam, Breitbart News has learned. Webb now serves as Imam of the sister organization of the mosque attended by Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Imam Suhaib Webb has a history of ties to radicalism, including a previous. FBI surveillance documents found that he was a known confidant of Al Qaeda...
  • Abu (Sayyaf)part of Oklahoma blast

    04/01/2002 7:15:07 PM PST · by repubmom · 31 replies · 261+ views
    Manila Times ^ | April 1, 2002 | Dorian Zumel Sicat
    (NOTE: Basilan Provincial Information Officer, Christopher Puno was present in the ward at Basilan Community Hospital when I interviewed Elmina Abdul, less than two weeks prior to her death.) ISABELA CITY, Basilan – Elmina Abdul, widow of one of the Abu Sayyaf co-founders, Edwin Angeles, died in the pre-dawn hours of Saturday, March 30. Ten days before she died, she talked with this writer in confidence while lying on her deathbed at Basilan Community Hospital. I was the last, if not the only reporter, to ever talk with her. Elmina was Edwin’s fourth and last wife. She met him in...
  • Merrick Garland, Richard W. Roberts, and the Kenneth Trentadue Murder:

    03/25/2016 2:45:46 PM PDT · by SecAmndmt · 8 replies
    Pro Libertate ^ | March 22, 2016 | Will Grigg
    “You have to trust the government,” Justice Department attorney Richard Roberts unctuously told Jesse Trentadue. Seeking to understand why his younger brother Kenneth had died while in federal custody, Jesse, a trial attorney in Salt Lake City, had asked to see the findings of a federal grand jury investigation of the case. (...)
  • Trump in OKC Pictures

    09/26/2015 5:18:27 PM PDT · by kjam22 · 42 replies
    VANITY | sept 26 2015 | kjam22
  • Update: Driver accused in crash that killed KFOR Sports Director Bob Barry, Jr.

    08/24/2015 8:09:15 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    KFOR Okla. City ^ | 8/24/15 | SARAH STEWART
    The man blamed for causing the wreck that killed KFOR Sports Director Bob Barry, Jr. was charged Tuesday with causing an accident while operating a vehicle without a state driver’s license. Gustavo Gutierrez, 26, of Bethany, was also charged with a felony count of possession of cocaine. The driving offense carries a punishment of up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. The drug possession carries a punishment of up to 10 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. The charges could be amended at a later date. OKLAHOMA CITY – We’re getting our first in-person look at...
  • Vandals Deface Confederate Memorial in Oklahoma City

    07/19/2015 12:00:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 16, 2015 | LESLIE RANGEL
    The Confederate debate is heating up once again, and now vandals have taken to defacing confederate soldier monuments at one metro cemetery. The Sons of Confederate Veterans is a group which only relatives of those who fought in the war can join. While they recognize that, today, the Confederate Flag is not popular, the group say it’s no excuse for defacing a memorial honoring soldiers who died. ‘Rest in peace’ is the purpose of cemeteries everywhere. But that peace was disturbed sometime Wednesday night into Thursday morning. “I want to be forgiving, but it really hurts us to have our...
  • Oklahoma City bombing remembered..as Bill Clinton, officials join hundreds of survivors...

    04/19/2015 7:04:14 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 29 replies
    Ny Daily news.com ^ | BY SASHA GOLDSTEIN
    Oklahoma City bombing remembered 20 years later as Bill Clinton, officials join hundreds of survivors, victims’ families BY SASHA GOLDSTEIN Former President Bill Clinton wiped tears from his eyes as he became emotional Sunday remembering the day horror struck the homeland two decades ago in Oklahoma City, the site of the nation’s deadliest domestic terror attack. Clinton, in his first term the day of the blast, joined current FBI director James Comey and 1,000 other officials, survivors and victims’ families for the 20th commemoration at the bombing memorial dedicated to the 168 people killed in the explosion at the Alfred...
  • Homegrown extremist threat remains 20 years after Oklahoma City bombing

    04/19/2015 7:48:00 AM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | April 19, 2015 | Deborah M. Lauter and Mark Pitcavage
    (CNN)—Twenty years ago, on April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh detonated a massive truck bomb in front of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The attack killed 168 men, women and children, injured hundreds more, and remains the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history. The attack's aftermath saw a storm of media coverage with themes such as "attack on the heartland" and America's "lost innocence." In fact, the bombing took the country by surprise. It wasn't simply the scale of the tragedy that drew attention, but the fact that the bombing exposed something new: American citizens targeting their...
  • US government tracked calls beginning in 1992 under secret program

    04/08/2015 7:38:20 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-8-2015 | CHRIS SPARGO
    The program also allowed agents to monitor calls the ruled out the possibility of foreign ties to the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building by American Timothy McVeigh. The program only recently shuttered, and was used for nearly two decades, with top Justice Department officials in four administrations - George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama - approving the data collections. The data collection did not however allow DEA investigators access to the actual content of calls, just the numbers dialed and time of the calls were all recorded. A 1998 request for Sprint...
  • Al-Qaeda’s OKC-9/11 Ties

    08/30/2004 10:04:11 AM PDT · by robowombat · 29 replies · 2,346+ views
    New American ^ | July 26, 2004 | William F. Jasper
    Vol. 20, No. 15 July 26, 2004 Table of Contents More on Terrorism More on the Oklahoma City Bombing Al-Qaeda’s OKC-9/11 Ties by William F. Jasper Al-Qaeda ties to the OKC bombing were not mentioned in the state trial of Terry Nichols, yet evidence used by federal prosecutors in recent cases makes the ties obvious. Zacarias Moussaoui, dubbed the "20th hijacker" by federal prosecutors, would have been released from federal custody before the 9-11 attacks if not for the heroic persistence of field agents in the FBI’s Minneapolis office. Agent Coleen Rowley and members of her FBI team carried on...
  • Police make arrests in home invasion robbery (Iraqi's Involved In OKC Bombing?)

    11/29/2001 9:22:23 PM PST · by OKCSubmariner · 65 replies · 2,724+ views
    Daily Oklahoman ^ | November 30, 2001 | Robert Medley
    An investigation into an Oklahoma City home invasion robbery has led to the arrest of two admitted Iraqi street gang members, authorities said Thursday. Members of a state anti- terrorism task force raided a south Oklahoma City motel room early Thursday and arrested two men, police Inspector Jerry Flowers said. Flowers is a member of the joint terrorism task force consisting of a number of state law agencies. Shortly after midnight Thursday, officers went to the Travelodge, 820 S MacArthur Blvd., and surrounded room 147. Two men, Ihsan Sala Jabbar, 28, and El Alami "Al" El Mansouri, 30, were arrested. ...
  • Alton Nolen's Facebook Page Depicted Beheading a Month Before Release from Probation

    09/26/2014 9:47:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 26, 2014 | John Sexton
    Alton Nolen, the man authorities believe is responsible for a brutal beheading in Moore, Oklahoma Thursday, posted an image which seemed to justify beheading on his Facebook page earlier this year. Nolen posted on Facebook under the name Jah'Keem Yisrael. Over the past year, most of his posts deal with Islam. He writes short statements which are signed off with the phrase "****InfoFromAMuslim****." On March 7th, Nolen added an image to his Timeline which shows a partially decapitated man with someone standing over him pulling his head back to show the wound. Above the image there is a quote which...
  • Did the Oklahoma City bomber have another accomplice?

    07/27/2014 10:55:16 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 54 replies
    One man's quest to explain his brother's mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. What some consider a far-flung conspiracy theory will be at the forefront during a trial set to begin Monday in Salt Lake City. The Freedom of Information Act lawsuit was brought by Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue against the FBI. He says the agency won't release security camera videos that show a second person was with Timothy McVeigh when he parked a truck outside the Oklahoma City federal building and...
  • New OKC Bombing Trial Set to Begin July 28 in Salt Lake City

    07/09/2014 4:09:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    bobmccarty.com ^ | 7/9/14 | Bob McCarty
    Unbeknownst to most Americans, a new trial to determine the fate of video footage recorded by security cameras in downtown Oklahoma City prior to 9:02 a.m. April 19, 1995, is set to begin July 28 in federal court in Salt Lake City. Why a new trial? Because FBI officials have, for more than five years, refused to hand over copies of that footage, and a federal judge seems to have a problem with that.The plaintiff in the case, Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue, hopes the trial before Judge Clark Waddoups in the U.S. District Court for the District of...
  • Oklahoma City bomb squad says suspicious item was a burrito

    11/22/2013 9:58:43 AM PST · by norcal joe · 35 replies
    <p>OKLAHOMA CITY -- A burrito caused a minor scare at an Oklahoma City police briefing station after a man brought the foil-wrapped object in for analysis.</p> <p>Oklahoma City Police Capt. Dexter Nelson says a man discovered a Thermos-type container in his lawn Thursday afternoon and brought it to a police briefing station.</p>