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  • Shaquem Griffin: Your Best Never Comes Easy | Gillette & The NFL (Short Film)

    09/18/2018 4:06:37 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies
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  • WATCH: Thief rampages through Seattle Target for 15 minutes

    09/18/2018 3:45:00 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies ^ | Sept. 18, 2018 | KIRO RADIO STAFF
    Police say a career criminal ripped off a downtown Seattle Target store three times in four days, even after being arrested and released for his crimes. Surveillance video from August allegedly shows 41-year-old Jason Lewis confronting sales workers on the electronics floor of the department store. At one point, he head bumps an employee. The terrorized employees left him alone after that. Lewis then destroyed display cases and grabbed as many electronics as he could over 15 minutes. “He then begins to push over and drags store displays and he uses one as a weapon, swinging it like a sled...
  • Kavanaugh hires Washington defense attorney amid sexual assault controversy: Report

    09/18/2018 3:33:26 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 17 Sept 2018 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has reportedly hired Washington trial lawyer Beth Wilkinson amid the fallout over a woman alleging he sexually assaulted her while in high school. The allegation of sexual misconduct emerged late last week, following Kavanaugh's appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee. His accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, revealed her identity in the Washington Post over the weekend and has agreed to recount her experience in sworn testimony before the Senate panel if called in the coming days. Kavanaugh has described Ford's accusation as "categorically false," saying in a statement Monday he did not know who was making...
  • CNN's Anderson Cooper Fakes Flood News - BUSTED!

    09/18/2018 3:31:08 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 29 replies
    CNN: Fake News ^ | September 18, 2018 | Bon Mots
  • Publicly-funded NPR rejects ad for new film about abortionist killer because it contained the a-word

    09/18/2018 2:23:00 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 6 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 9/18/19 | USA Features
    Too PC: If you needed more evidence that taxpayer-subsidized National Public Radio was just another Left-wing propaganda mill for the Democratic Party, this is it. Producers for the upcoming Indy film, “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer,” wanted to run an advertisement on NPR to promote the picture, which is a dramatic biopic of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the infamous Philadelphia abortionist who was convicted on multiple counts of murder. But NPR refused the six-figure buy because the ad copy contained the word “abortion."
  • Houston teen charged with killing NFL player dad and mom in Bellaire blames prostitution ring

    09/18/2018 2:12:36 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies
    Texas Police News ^ | Sept 17, 2018
    A Houston woman is expected to testify Monday about allegations of a prostitution ring and death threats that, if true, would be key to the defense of a Bellaire teen accused of killing both his parents as they slept. Antonio Armstrong Jr. was 16 when he was arrested on a charge of capital murder, accused of fatally shooting his mother, Dawn, and father, former NFL player Antonio Armstrong, in their beds on July 29, 2016. He has been certified to stand trial as an adult and faces the possibility of life in prison if convicted. Armstrong’s defense lawyers have accused...
  • Illegal Alien MS-13 Member Convicted of Assaulting a Federal Witness, etc.

    09/18/2018 1:37:34 PM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    Illegal Alien MS-13 Member Convicted of Assaulting a Federal Witness, Drug Distribution, Immigration and Firearms Violations US DOJ - Nashville, Tenn. Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, September 17, 2018 An illegal alien and MS-13 gang member from El Salvador was convicted today by a federal jury of using physical force to tamper with a witness; being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm; illegally re-entering the United States after previously being deported; multiple counts of cocaine distribution; and multiple counts of other firearms violations, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the...
  • Police protesters block J Street with coffins outside cop convention in Sacramento

    09/18/2018 1:30:52 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 18, 2018 | Sam Stanton, Darrell Smith and Molly Sullivan
    A day after one Sacramento sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed and another wounded, dozens of Black Lives Matter protesters and counter-demonstrators clashed loudly near a law enforcement conference at the Sacramento Convention Center Tuesday on the six-month anniversary of the police shooting of Stephon Clark.
  • Texan, Former State Representative, President of College and Consultant Sentenced for Bribery Scheme

    09/18/2018 1:29:00 PM PDT · by robowombat · 11 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | Thursday, September 13, 2018
    Texan, Former State Representative, President of College and Consultant Sentenced for Bribery Scheme Springdale, Ark. Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, September 13, 2018 A consultant along with his co-conspirators, the President of an Arkansas college and a former Arkansas State Representative, were sentenced in the past week for their roles in a bribery scheme in which state funds were directed to non-profit entities in exchange for kickbacks, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Duane “DAK” Kees for the Western District of Arkansas. Randell G....
  • Texas Border Patrol agent accused of killing 4

    09/18/2018 1:23:50 PM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Police One ^ | Sep 16, 2018 | Julia Wallace and Liz Teitz
    Texas Border Patrol agent accused of killing 4 Juan David Ortiz was charged with four counts of first-degree murder, one count of aggravated assault and one count of unlawful restraint By Julia Wallace and Liz Teitz LAREDO, Texas — A 10-year Border Patrol agent accused of killing four people and trying to kill a fifth in less than two weeks was arrested early Saturday after he ran from Texas troopers who confronted him at a gas station in the central part of this border city. Juan David Ortiz, 35, was behind bars in Webb County Jail, charged with four counts...
  • Jury in death penalty trial hears from Va. officers who survived fatal shooting

    09/18/2018 1:18:01 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    Police One ^ | Sep 13, 2018
    Jury in death penalty trial hears from Va. officers who survived fatal shooting An Army staff sergeant was charged with fatally shooting his wife and a cop in Feb. 2016 MANASSAS, Va. — Police officer David McKeown had just kicked in the door of a northern Virginia home, trying to check on the welfare of a woman who called 911 in a panic seeking protection from the husband who was attacking her. As McKeown made his way inside, Army Staff Sgt. Ronald Hamilton was waiting for him with a military-style rifle. "All my vision went to was the barrel of...
  • Police, fire recruits quizzed about sex lives in application

    09/18/2018 1:14:01 PM PDT · by robowombat · 19 replies
    Police One ^ | Sep 15, 2018
    Police, fire recruits quizzed about sex lives in application Local police union president Dan Hils told the Enquirer he doesn't see how questions about lawful, private matters would be relevant CINCINNATI — Police and fire recruits in Cincinnati are being asked about their sexual history as part of an attempt to evaluate character, according to records obtained by The Cincinnati Enquirer. The police and fire application process in Cincinnati includes questions about applicants' most unusual sex acts and how many times they've had sex outdoors. "Have you participated in a sexual act in a public place?" Cincinnati police and fire...
  • NY cops fatally shoot knife-wielding woman who lured them to home

    09/18/2018 1:01:52 PM PDT · by robowombat · 11 replies
    Police One ^ | Sept 18, 2018 | Kerry Burke and John Annese
    NY cops fatally shoot knife-wielding woman who lured them to home The woman pulled out a 10-inch kitchen knife and lunged at officers By Kerry Burke and John Annese NEW YORK — NYPD officers shot and killed a knife-wielding woman after she lured them to her Queens home by reporting a burglary, then lunged at them Monday evening, police sources said. The 54-year-old woman, identified by police sources as Susan Muller, called 911 to report a woman had broken into her home on 69th St. by 52nd Rd. in Maspeth just after 5:25 p.m., cops said. Four officers responded and...
  • Suspect in deputy killing appears to be local rapper.

    09/18/2018 12:55:06 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 18, 2018 | Michael McGough, Anita Chabria And Darrell Smith
    The suspect in custody after the shooting that killed a Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy and injured another Monday has been identified as Anton Lemon Moore, a 38-year-old Rancho Cordova man, the Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday in a statement.
  • Ky. trooper dragged by vehicle fatally shoots suspect

    09/18/2018 12:52:35 PM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Police One ^ | Sept 17, 2018
    Ky. trooper dragged by vehicle fatally shoots suspect Police say suspect fled and dragged the trooper until he was able to free himsel HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky State Police say a trooper investigating a suspicious vehicle fatally shot the operator after a pursuit. Police said in a statement that the trooper was asked to assist Christian County Sheriff's deputies called early Monday to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle whose operator was slumped over the steering wheel. The statement says when officers arrived they determined the vehicle had been stolen from Akron, Ohio, and the operator was uncooperative. Police say...
  • Aspen Skiing Co. Aims to Turn Skiers into Climate Change Activists

    09/18/2018 12:51:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Powder - The Skier's Magazine ^ | September 17, 2018 | By Jillian Queri
    Aspen Skiing Company recently unrolled a new activism campaign, called Give A Flake, which invites skiers and non-skiers alike to speak out against climate change inaction, with the launch of a variety of online tools that help activists easily contact their elected officials. However you lean, with a click of a button on the Give A Flake website, you can find out how the elected officials in your area stand on climate change. Then, via Twitter, users can tweet at their local leaders with images and statements that Aspen Skiing Co. has already curated. The campaign also provides a simple...
  • Ky. deputy sustained 'life-changing' injuries in rest stop shooting

    09/18/2018 12:47:04 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Police One ^ | Sept 17, 2018 | Mike Stunson
    Sheriff: Ky. deputy sustained 'life-changing' injuries in rest stop shooting Officer Jamie Morales' legs are "mostly paralyzed," according to Sheriff Tony Hampton By Mike Stunson SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. — A Scott County deputy who was shot in the line of duty last week has “severe injuries that are life changing,” and his legs are mostly paralyzed, according to Sheriff Tony Hampton. Hampton gave the update Monday in a press conference regarding the status of Jamie Morales, who was shot while Scott County deputies and Georgetown police officers were assisting U.S. Marshals in apprehending 57-year-old Edward Reynolds of Florida. Ky. troopers:...
  • In college column, Cory Booker revealed time he groped friend, and she resisted (oldie but goodie)

    09/18/2018 12:40:58 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/11/2013 | Charles C. Johnson
    Writing for his college paper, Cory Booker once admitted that he groped a friend when he was 15 years old. Now the mayor of Newark and a candidate for New Jersey’s open Senate seat, a college-aged Booker described the experience of grabbing the girl’s breast and having his hand pushed away. “Telling one’s own personal story is often the most powerful way to make a point, or, more importantly, to make people think,” Booker wrote in the February 19, 1992 column for the Stanford Daily, under the headline “So Much for Stealing Second.” “When grandiose statements entrenched in politically correct...
  • Kan. deputy fatally shot during arrest

    09/18/2018 12:37:09 PM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Police One ^ | 09/16/2018 | Brianna Childers
    Kan. deputy fatally shot during arrest Deputy Robert Kunze, 41, had nearly handcuffed the suspect when the suspect turned on him. By Brianna Childers SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan. — The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office has identified a deputy that was killed in a deputy-involved shooting. Deputy Robert Kunze, 41, was shot Sunday while he was responding to a call involving a suspicious person. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office held a news conference Sunday night and posted a live feed on its Facebook page. Around 1:20 p.m., Kunze responded to a call of a suspicious person near the 5300 block of N....
  • Emmy Awards roasted for mocking Middle America, ratings hit all-time low

    09/18/2018 12:34:08 PM PDT · by ETL · 65 replies ^ | Sept 18, 2018 | Brian Flood
    Hollywood may have laughed when Emmys host Michael Che said the only white people who thank Jesus are "Republicans and ex-crackheads," but Tinseltown's latest middle finger to Middle America fell flat in flyover country, and may have contributed to the telecast's all-time low viewership. Co-host Michael Che left many viewers of the 70th Annual Emmy Awards upset during the opening monologue with his fellow "Saturday Night Live" star Colin Jost, explaining that his mother would not be watching the show on Monday night. "She says she doesn’t like watching white award shows because you guys don’t thank Jesus enough," Che...