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  • Top Three Rated “Safe States” are Constitutional Carry States

    09/11/2019 5:52:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 September, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- US News and World Report rates the states for public safety. The rating takes both property crime and violent crime into account. The ratings use the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) data from 2017 for the article this year, as the latest data available. The top three states for public safety this year are Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire. All three are Constitutional Carry states, which means no permit is required to carry a loaded handgun in most public places, openly, or concealed. That was the state of the law in the nation when the Constitution was ratified...
  • FDA Recommends Pouring All Pumpkin Spice-Flavored Beverages Down Drain

    09/01/2019 4:47:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | August 29, 2018 | The Babylon Bee
    U.S —As the nation plunges headlong into another fall season, the FDA has officially recommended pouring all pumpkin spice flavored beverages down the nearest drain immediately. Stressing that they are “all just completely abhorrent and disgusting,” a spokesman for the agency confirmed Wednesday that the only safe and honorable course of action when confronted with a pumpkin spice latte, coffee, or beer this autumn is to quickly and without hesitation open the beverage and dump every drop of it down a nearby drain or toilet. The FDA further advised caution when dumping the drinks, warning against accidentally spilling or splashing...
  • Firm auditing Mass. RMV outlines other possible weaknesses in framework

    08/17/2019 6:40:32 AM PDT · by HalfIrish · 5 replies
    WesternMass News ^ | Aug 16, 2019 | Morgyn Joubert, Audrey Russo
    SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- The company auditing the Mass. Registry of Motor Vehicles has released their preliminary findings. The report from Grant Thornton details several failures to process out-of-state driver notifications like the one that meant Volodymyr Zhukovskyy still had a license to drive the night his truck and trailer killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire. However, it has also outlined other potential weaknesses in the RMV's framework. In their review of the RMV's overall structure, Grant Thornton highlighted weaknesses in the agency's risk management and several areas where those weaknesses could put the public in danger. Grant Thornton's report...
  • Former Mexican President Fox calls for opium poppy legalization

    04/12/2018 7:05:49 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12 Apr 2018
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Former Mexican President Vicente Fox proposed on Wednesday the legalization of opium poppy production as a way to help end bloody turf battles fought by drug cartels in various parts of the country. Fox served as president from 2000-2006 with the center-right National Action Party but has since distanced himself from the party. In the past, he has also advocated for the legalization of marijuana. “The plants themselves are not harmful, we make them harmful, (especially) the criminals who use them for evil purposes,” Fox said at a pro-marijuana event in the capital. He also implored...
  • 20+ years of FBI data – “Assault Rifles” pose little threat to public safety

    02/22/2017 2:36:39 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Knowledge Glue ^ | 21 June, 2016 | Brandon
    AR15s are now by far the most popular gun being sold on the civilian market in the United States. By some estimates, nearly a quarter of all firearms sold in 2014 and 2015 were so-called “Assault Rifles” like the AR15, of this 25% figure, the vast majority were AR15s or variants thereof.Since 1995 (the year after the 1994-2004 Assault Weapons Ban), the FBI has maintained a very detailed list of how many people have died at the hands of assault weapons and/or rifles, which are merged into the same group. Therefore, we can make a solid comparison on what gun...
  • Vanity: Can the president ignore the court and continue with his valid executive order?

    02/09/2017 4:01:56 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 368 replies
    February 9, 2017 | Jim Robinson
    Vanity Discussion Question: Can the president ignore the court order and continue with his valid executive order? It appears the president is acting in accordance to his constitutional powers and specifically in accordance to laws regarding immigration and has been challenged and overridden by an unconstitutionally political activist (liberal) court. If so, can he can he continue with his valid orders controlling the actions of the executive branch? No doubt this would set up a "constitutional crisis" but this is going to happen soon anyway as it's the only way we will ever restore constitutional government, ie, the liberal activist...
  • The Ferguson Effect Lives On

    12/26/2016 3:08:18 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    City Journal ^ | 23 Dec, 2016 | Heather Mac Donald
    The Black Lives Matter crusade against the police continued to cost lives and destroy civil peace in 2016. Two recent estimates of violent crime in the nation’s largest cities show that murders and shootings remained on an upward trajectory this year, as officers backed off of proactive policing. The Brennan Center for Justice projects that murders in the 30 largest cities will be 14 percent higher in 2016 compared with 2015, a stunning increase coming as it does on top of 2015’s already massive homicide rise, which was 14.5 percent in all cities with populations over 250,000 and 20 percent...
  • PUBLIC SAFETY MUST ALWAYS ‘TRUMP’ REACTIONARY PROTESTING

    12/15/2016 5:55:39 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/15/16 | Sheriff Leon Lott
    Protests in modern society are very different from even a decade ago President-elect Donald Trump will become the 45th U.S. president on Jan. 20, 2017. And his inauguration as with any presidential inauguration or similar event will bring with it a whole host of public safety challenges – even national security issues – that few Americans (outside of the various law enforcement communities) will even consider. This particular inauguration may also present a number of law-enforcement challenges not previously experienced.
  • Rape rooms in Philadelphia

    07/26/2016 9:27:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/26/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Surely those women also deserve to be treated with sympathy, especially from a party now bragging about its nomination of the nation's first female presidential candidate? PHILADELPHIA—The Left’s crusade to include ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE in everything everywhere at all times without regard to public safety, appropriateness, decorum, or common decency is on display here at the Democratic National Convention in the Wells Fargo Center. In a case of obnoxious virtue-signaling, there are “all-gender” restrooms at the convention site. They don’t appear to be mandatory—yet.
  • Gun control push - July 15, 2016 notes

    07/18/2016 6:32:10 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 6 replies
    CAN-DO-USA ^ | July 18, 2016 | Steve Schulin, America's Party
    Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH-03) ... touts a bill, H.R. 1217, which is titled "The Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act", which she says "would expand the existing background check system to cover all commercial firearm sales." ... She then touts another bill, H.R. 1076, which is titled "Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act", and is also known as "No Fly, No Buy". She says this bill "would allow the FBI to block gun sales to people on the terrorist watch list."... She then touts another bill, H.R. 3051, which is titled "Background Check Completion Act". She...
  • Survey of NYCPD officers shows New York City is in trouble. How much different is it in your city?

    04/06/2016 9:24:11 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/6/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    New York City’s cops say the town is in trouble – big trouble. The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association of the City of New York commissioned a survey of 6000 of its members and their opinions are sharply at odds with the rosy picture being projected by Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio. In part its findings were, “The overall survey results show that members believe the relationship with the public and elected officials has worsened in the past few years, with a lack of support and respect for police officers the top reason cited. Members also expressed they personally feel 'less safe'...
  • (Vanity) Is THIS what we need to do?

    10/12/2014 8:19:02 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 16 replies
    10/12/14 | Hoagy62
    With the news of the infection by Ebola of a health care worker in Texas this morning, I'm beginning to think that it's time for strong...and mean draconian...measures that may ensure the safety of the majority of Americans. In 1996, the late author Tom Clancy published a book entitled "Executive Orders". In it, the protagonist, Jack Ryan, had just become the President of the US after a successful kamikaze attack that destroyed Congress, the Joint Chiefs, the Supreme Court, and, of course, the president. In the course of the book, certain forces attempted or accomplished several things to upset the...
  • Gun Control Activists Shift Tactics

    02/09/2014 9:23:06 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    The Newtown Bee ^ | 2/4/2014 | Ana Radelat
    With Congress opposed to even the most modest efforts at gun control, activists are pressing a sympathetic White House to make gun ownership a public health and safety issue, and they're lobbying the Obama administration to pour money into public information campaigns and gun research. Some groups contacted did not want to discuss details of their lobbying strategy. “As you might imagine, those are conversations that we aren't ready to speak to the media about,” said Erika Soto Lamb, spokeswoman for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group formed and funded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. But others,...
  • Campaign against UN Women to decriminalise pimping, buying sex

    01/04/2014 1:31:55 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    zeenews.india.com ^ | January 03, 2014
    Kolkata: A group of organisations have launched a campaign against a move by UN Women, a United Nations organisation dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, to decriminalise pimping, buying sex and brothel-keeping. "Such a move will fuel huge sex-trafficking as those who buy and sell women will get off scot free," Ruchira Gupta of Apne Aap Women Worldwide, an anti-sex trafficking NGO, told reporters here today. More than 1,000 individuals and organisations representing victims and survivors, women and dalits have signed a petition that the NGO would submit to UN Women in Delhi on January 7. The...
  • An Ex-Cop's Guide to Not Getting Arrested

    11/21/2013 2:46:39 PM PST · by not2be4gotten.com · 57 replies
    The Atlantic Monthly Group ^ | NOV 07, 2013 | MIKE RIGGS
    Link is actually: www.theatlanticcities.com/politics/2013/11/ex-cops-guide-not-getting-arrested/7491/ "When cops see four young males in a car, they immediately wonder if this is a crew of criminals out to do a job." If you're going to ride four deep, have one member of your car wear a highly visible item of clothing indicating what you do for a living. For instance, if you're all construction workers car-pooling on the way home from a job site, someone in the car should wear a hard hat. Seriously.
  • Dorner Manhunt Reveals Police Contempt for Public Safety

    02/22/2013 3:37:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 246 replies
    Reason ^ | February 15, 2013 | Steven Greenhut
    Police typically say that their top mission is to protect “public safety.” That’s the lingo. But the recently concluded manhunt for former Los Angeles Police Department officer Christopher Dorner, accused of murdering four people after releasing a manifesto decrying his 2008 firing from the force, suggests that concern about the public’s actual safety sometimes is fairly low on the list of police priorities.Last weekend, police opened fire on a 71-year-old newspaper carrier and her 47-year-old daughter who had the misfortune of driving a pick-up truck police thought might be Dorner’s. The Los Angeles police detectives who opened fire on them,...
  • DPS helicopter opens fire during chase; 2 dead

    10/25/2012 6:45:58 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 98 replies
    The Monitor ^ | 25 Oct 2012 | Jacqueline Armendariz and Ildefonso Ortiz
    NEAR LA JOYA — A Texas Department of Public Safety sharpshooter opened fire on an evading vehicle loaded with suspected illegal immigrants, leaving at least two people dead. A Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game warden attempted to pull over a vehicle suspected of smuggling immigrants Thursday afternoon along Farm-to-Market Road 2221. A DPS helicopter was called in to assist in the pursuit and a sharpshooter opened fire on the evading vehicle — a policy permitted by the agency. Once the smuggler's vehicle stopped along FM 2221 near Mile 7 Road, troopers found three people shot inside, DPS spokeswoman Katherine...
  • Chicago under fire: Murders rising despite decline in overall crime (soc scientists called in)

    07/07/2012 6:03:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 7, 2012 | MARK KONKOL AND FRANK MAIN
    Police Supt. Garry McCarthy — hailed as a “Braveheart”-like folk hero after getting out on the streets and leading his troops during the NATO Summit protests in May — is on the hot seat. His key strategy — doing away with mobile strike forces, which formerly were sent out to crime hot spots, and putting more cops back on the beat — has been called a failure by some. Now, McCarthy is preparing to roll out a new tactic. Social scientists who have studied murder say they’ve gotten to a point where they can predict who is most likely to...
  • Citing "Great Recession," Dallas Police & Fire Pension Fund Trims Benefits For "New Hires"

    04/29/2012 6:25:40 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Dallas Observer blogs ^ | 01 March 2012 | Robert Wilonsky
    Back in mid-June came The Big Announcement: The Dallas Police & Fire Pension System was ponying up the $200 million needed to build the long-stalled-out Museum Tower high-rise in the Arts District. That same day, you may recall, we revisited a blast from the past -- the system's $27-mil investment in Arizona, which, as of last summer, was worth close to nada. Then, just last month, the Dallas Police & Fire Pension System's name came up yet again -- this time, as an investor in Jack Matthews and NYLO's boutique hotel in the Cedars, next to the South Side. In...
  • Stoned Swedish Nurse Ignored Suffering Patient

    04/15/2012 11:49:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Local ^ | 13 Apr 12
    A Swedish night shift nurse has been fired from a Gothenburg hospital for being high on cannabis and failing to notice a patient's rapidly deteriorating condition. "You can't be stoned while on the job," Anne Skånberg of the human resources department of Sahlgrenska Hospital told The Local. Staff at the hospital first noticed signs that the nurse, who had worked at the hospital for nearly a decade, may have been drugged after his questionable behavior in response to a patient's worsening condition. The patient had previously been taken from intensive care to the regular ward, but when the patient’s symptoms...