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  • Officers Kill Pellet Gun-Wielding Robbery Suspect in Bushwick

    02/19/2017 9:10:39 AM PST · by csvset · 25 replies
    NY1 ^ | 19 feb 2017 | Staff
    Officers Kill Pellet Gun-Wielding Robbery Suspect in Bushwick By NY1 News Updated Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 10:55 AM EST Police responding to a report of an armed robbery at a Brooklyn deli early Sunday morning shot and killed the suspect after he pointed a pellet gun at them. NYPD officials say a 911 call came in shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday reporting an armed robbery at the Garden Deli at the corner of Starr Street and Irving Avenue in Bushwick. Officers arriving on the scene encountered the suspect walking away from the deli, and directed him to stop. Instead...
  • Epiphany ends the 12 days of Christmas

    01/06/2014 4:32:51 AM PST · by cll · 28 replies
    Youngstown News ^ | 01/06/2014 | The Rev. Thomas M. Constantine
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! You are wondering why I’m still saying Merry Christmas. Christmas was 10 days ago. We all know the song “Twelve Days of Christmas.” Well, contrary to what many people may think, the 12 days of Christmas begins on Christmas Day and ends with the Feast of Theophany or Epiphany, which is Monday, Jan. 6. Theophany has just as an important role in our lives and the life of the Church as Christmas. In the early Church, the Nativity of our Lord and Theophany, the feast of the baptism of Christ, were celebrated together Jan....
  • House ethics panel opens investigation of Democratic Rep. Reyes

    10/12/2012 2:49:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 12, 2012 | Jordy Yager
    The House Ethics Committee announced on Friday that it is investigating allegations against Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas). The secretive panel stated that after six weeks of investigating the lawmaker, it was moving to continue its probe until Nov. 28, 2012. The Ethics committee did not specify the nature of the alleged violations of House rules that it is probing in the case, but stressed that the extension of its investigation did not indicate that Reyes was guilty. The outside Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) board referred the case to the Ethics panel on Aug. 30. Reyes lost his Democratic primary...
  • Choose easy! The woman who used TurboTax to falsely claim a $2.1MILLION tax refund and went on a...

    06/11/2012 8:09:04 AM PDT · by DFG · 71 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 06/10/12 | Paul Thompson
    A woman who was given a $2.1million tax refund after filing a false claim went on a massive spending spree until she was caught. Krystle Marie Reyes was only caught after she reported the Visa card containing the seven figure sum had been lost. By that time she had already spent more than $150,000, including buying a car and other household items. The 25-year-old from Salem, Oregon, had used Turbo Tax to file her income tax return for 2011. She claimed earnings of $3million but used the tax calculator programme to claim a refund of $2.1million, Oregon Live reported. Due...
  • Texas Twofer: Tea Partier Forces Runoff; Obama-Backed Congressman (Reyes) Loses Primary

    05/30/2012 5:02:18 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | May 30, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    By the way, speaking of Texas, a major Democrat has bitten the dust. Here it is. A major upset. "In a major upset, longtime US Rep. Silvestre Reyes has lost the race for the Democratic nomination to retain his congressional seat in far West Texas. "Reyes lost narrowly to former El Paso city councilman Beto O'Rourke. Reyes appeared to be closing the gap," but he came up short at the end. He's 67 years old, first elected to Congress 1966, and he received a rare primary endorsement last month from none other than The One, Barack Hussein Obama, mmm, mmm,...
  • Former Drug Czar Makes Controversial Statements About Border Security

    10/16/2011 1:34:11 PM PDT · by FryingPan101 · 14 replies
    ABC-7 News ^ | October 15, 2011 | Gaby Loria
    EL PASO, Texas -- Comments made about border security by former drug czar, retired general Barry McCaffrey, at a U.S. House subcommittee Friday caught the attention of U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-El Paso. "I really believe that it had a political purpose," said Reyes. McCaffrey testified that he participated in a seminar-style meeting in El Paso within the last 18 months alongside "100 people" from El Paso and Mexico. The topic was the threat of drug cartel-connected criminals operating in Texas. "People from both sides of the border said they feel intimidated and a senior police official in the city...
  • Obama And FARC

    03/08/2008 12:06:38 AM PST · by yoe · 1 replies · 442+ views
    IBD ^ | March 7, 2008 | Editor
    Terrorism: The March 1 death strike by the Colombian army against FARC warlord Raul Reyes broke open a trove of contacts in his computer. So why did the name of Barack Obama turn up there?Admittedly, it pales compared with other material from the dead thug's computer — such as FARC efforts to obtain uranium or Hugo Chavez's $300 million support. But the little Obama reference within the 15 FARC letters released by the Colombian government signals a disturbing pattern of contacts with rogue actors. It's not the first time, and Obama has yet to distance himself. In a Feb. 28...
  • Harvard for Tyrants - How Muammar al-Qaddafi taught a generation of bad guys

    03/10/2011 2:25:36 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies
    foreignpolicy.com ^ | MARCH 4, 2011 | DOUGLAS FARAH
    Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi is well known now for the abuses he has inflicted on his own people during more than four decades of brutal rule in Libya, but few remember the vast campaign of carnage and terrorism he orchestrated across West Africa and Europe when he was at the height of his powers. Nor are his more recent alliance with Hugo Chávez of Venezuela and his long-standing relationship with Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua -- both of whom are busy trampling their constitutions and moving toward dictatorship -- well understood. And the fact that all three governments support the Revolutionary Armed...
  • Rep Silvestre Reyes: Amendment undermines ATF gun-trafficking ability to Mexico(TX)

    02/19/2011 4:59:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Rep. Silvestre Reyes released the following statement: Congressman Silvestre Reyes (D-TX) voted against an amendment late tonight to H.R. 1, the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011, that hinders the ability of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) to crack down on the trafficking of weapons into Mexico. The ATF has recently proposed a rule change that would require firearms dealers in southwest border states to report multiple sales of long guns, like semi-automatic assault rifles. The proposed amendment undermines the Attorney General’s ability to investigate and stem illegal gun-trafficking from the U.S. to Mexico. “As a former law...
  • U.S. and Mexico Collaboration Leads to Arrest of Cartel Leader

    09/29/2010 11:42:19 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies
    ICE.gov - News Release ^ | September 27, 2010 | n/a
    September 27, 2010 US and Mexico collaboration leads to arrest of cartel leader MEXICO CITY - The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)-led Mexico City Border Enforcement Security Taskforce (BEST), consisting of Mexico's Secretariat of Public Security (SSP), along with Mexico's Office of the Attorney General (PGR) Specialized Investigative Unit for Organized Crime (SIEDO), executed an enforcement operation in Jalisco, Mexico, on Saturday which resulted in the arrest of cartel members associated with the leadership of the Sinaloa Federation's methamphetamine production operation. This organization is responsible for smuggling narcotics from Mexico to the United States and bulk currency from the...
  • MS-13 Driver in 2007 Murder in Springfield Sentenced to Life in Prison

    05/21/2010 5:08:37 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 321+ views
    NOTE The following text is a quote: MS-13 Driver in 2007 Murder in Springfield Sentenced to Life in Prison ALEXANDRIA, VA—Carlos Bladimir Montoya, also known as "Ciego," 26, of Sterling, Va., was sentenced today to life plus a consecutive 120 months in prison for his role in the murder of a rival gang member on May 5, 2007. Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Shawn Henry, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office; and Colonel David Rohrer, Fairfax County Chief of Police, made the announcement after sentencing by United States District...
  • Texas lawmakers promise Calderon to expedite transfer of choppers, planes to Mexico

    04/09/2010 9:08:19 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 10 replies · 276+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 9, 2010
    U.S. border lawmakers from Texas and Arizona said Thursday they would seek to expedite a transfer of helicopters, airplanes and equipment to Mexico following a meeting the President Felipe Calderon. Getty Images Rep. Silvestre Reyes The transfer of equipment was approved by the U.S. Congress in the $1.3 billion Merida Initiative designed to help the Mexican government combat narcotics cartels operating in that country. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-El Paso, led the congressional delegation to Mexico. He said border lawmakers were working with the Obama and Calderon administrations "to develop the next phase of assistance." Reyes, Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, and...
  • Outdated report based on figures retracted long ago (census)

    04/07/2010 12:13:44 PM PDT · by wolfcreek · 5 replies · 368+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 4.7.2010 | Politifactcheck Texas
    Urging constituents to return their filled-out 2010 census surveys to the federal government, U.S Rep. Silvestre Reyes refers to a dramatic blast from the past. The El Paso Democrat states in a March 11 e-mail: “An audit of the last census found that over 370,000 people living in Texas were not counted, and our state lost an estimated $1 billion in federal funds as a result.”
  • Authorities in El Paso Arrest Seven in Connection with Kidnapping/Murder Investigation

    03/19/2010 5:18:29 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 299+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Authorities in El Paso Arrest Seven in Connection with Kidnapping/Murder Investigation Federal Charges Include Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Murder for Hire, Kidnapping, Drug Distribution and Interstate Transportation in Aid of Racketeering SAN ANTONIO—U.S. Attorney John E. Murphy, DEA Special Agent in Charge Joseph M. Arabit, FBI Special Agent in Charge David Cuthbertson, U.S. Border Patrol Marfa Sector Chief Patrol Agent John Smietana and El Paso Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Randy Hill, El Paso County District Attorney Jaime Esparza and El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles announced the arrest of seven individuals charged...
  • Venezuela's Chavez: Friend Of Terrorists (Not surprising)

    03/02/2010 5:27:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 301+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 2, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    War: A Spanish court has charged Venezuela with collaborating in a terrorist plot to assassinate President Alvaro Uribe of Colombia. That's an attempt on a top U.S. ally, and calls for a hard response. If it's not predator-drone time, it's time to name Venezuela as a state sponsor of terror. What came to light Monday isn't the first time Venezuela's Hugo Chavez has been caught aiding terrorists, but it may well be the most egregious. Spanish Judge Eloy Velasco named a Venezuelan government official as a key link between 12 FARC and ETA terrorists who were indicted in a 2003...
  • Investigating the Bush-Cheney "torture" investigators (ties to Revolutionary Communist Party fronts)

    02/26/2010 8:05:23 AM PST · by ETL · 19 replies · 474+ views
    various sources
    From yesterday, Thursday, February 25, 2010:Intel bill pulled over controversial added interrogation provision "A controversial bill that would have levied criminal punishments on intelligence officers for harsh interrogations was pulled Thursday evening [Feb 25, 2010] . House Republicans charged Democrats with trying to sneak a provision into the intelligence authorization bill that would establish criminal punishment for CIA agents and other intelligence officials who engage in “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment” during interrogations."... Intelligence committee Chairman Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas) added the language, originally offered by Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.), to his manager’s amendment, which makes several changes to the bill...
  • Intel bill pulled over controversial added interrogation provision (Tried to pull a fast one)

    02/25/2010 5:53:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies · 508+ views
    The Hill ^ | February 25, 2010 | Susan Crabtree
    A controversial bill that would have levied criminal punishments on intelligence officers for harsh interrogations was pulled Thursday evening. House Republicans charged Democrats with trying to sneak a provision into the intelligence authorization bill that would establish criminal punishment for CIA agents and other intelligence officials who engage in “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment” during interrogations. Democrats inserted an 11-page addition into the bill late Wednesday night as the House Rules Committee considered the legislation. The provision, previously not vetted in committee, applied to “any officer or employee of the intelligence community” who during interrogations engages in beatings, infliction of...
  • GOP cries foul over amendment to Intel bill

    02/25/2010 1:53:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies · 741+ views
    The Hill ^ | February 25, 2010 | Susan Crabtree
    House Republicans are charging Democrats with trying to sneak a provision into the intelligence authorization bill that would establish criminal punishment for CIA agents and other intelligence officials who engage in “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment” during interrogations. Democrats inserted an 11-page addition to the bill late Wednesday night during as the House Rules Committee considered the legislation. The provision, previously not vetted in committee, applies to “any officer or employee of the intelligence community” who during interrogations engages in beatings, infliction of pain or forced sexual acts. The bill said the acts covered by the provision would include inducing...
  • Dad Barred From Taking His Jewish Baby To Church

    12/13/2009 11:09:42 AM PST · by GonzoII · 370 replies · 5,770+ views
    cbs3.com ^ | Chicago Dec 11, 2009
    A father has been hit with an unusual restraining order: Keep his daughter away from any religion that is not Jewish. After the girl's parents split up, the father went to a Catholic church and had the girl baptized, CBS station WBBM-TV reports. Joseph Reyes, 35, had his daughter baptized and sent his ex-wife a picture of the ceremony. Rebecca Reyes says she only learned of her daughter's Baptism when Joseph sent her the picture, and that he sent it out of malice. Joseph Reyes denies this. "I sent it because Rebecca asked me for pictures," he said. Rebecca Reyes...
  • Does Giving Campaign Cash To Lawmakers Help Land Earmarks?

    05/19/2009 12:23:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies · 585+ views
    KFOXtv.com ^ | May 19, 2009 | Israel Balderas
    Democrats who now run Capitol Hill have come under fire from government watchdog groups and the issue involves one as old as politics itself – pay to play. A now defunct Washington, D.C., lobbying firm called The PMA Group is at the heart of what could be the Beltway’s next big money scandal. The FBI is looking into allegations that several lawmakers gave lucrative defense contracts to their campaign contributors. The three principle targets of this federal investigation are Democratic Congressman John Murtha of Pennsylvania, Peter Visclosky of Indiana and Jim Moran of Virginia. Investigators want to know for whose...