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  • Florida Governor Asks State’s Top Cop to Probe School-Shooting Response

    02/25/2018 12:10:29 PM PST · by abb · 8 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 25, 2018 | Joseph De Avila
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott asked the state’s law-enforcement commissioner Sunday to immediately investigate the response to the deadly school shooting last week in Parkland. Mr. Scott’s move comes as Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said he was further investigating his officers’ handling of the shooting as criticism mounts that the agency failed to stop the gunman. The law-enforcement commissioner is Rick Swearingen, who was appointed to the post in 2014 and has more than 30 years of experience in the state and capitol-police agencies Detectives with the sheriff’s office are reviewing claims from officers in nearby Coral Springs Police Department...
  • Christians shutter famous Jerusalem church to protest taxes

    02/25/2018 11:53:02 AM PST · by WisconsinRep · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 25, 2018 | AP
    The leaders of the major Christian sects in Jerusalem closed the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the traditional site of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection, for several hours on Sunday to protest an Israeli plan to tax their properties. The Christian leaders responsible for the site issued a joint statement bemoaning what they called a “systematic campaign of abuse” against them, comparing it to anti-Jewish laws issued in Nazi Germany.
  • CNN’s Drew Griffin: “Survivor Colton Haab Lying“ [PROPAGANDA ALERT]

    02/25/2018 11:08:27 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-23-2018 | John Nolte
    CNN’s Drew Griffin explicitly accused school shooting survivor Colton Haab of lying over the student’s claim that CNN wrote a question for him to recite at the far-left network’s widely criticized anti-gun town hall. On Thursday evening, President Trump tweeted out criticism of CNN’s ongoing fake news crisis with a quote from Fox News’s Tucker Carlson, who interviewed Haab Thursday night. “‘School shooting survivor says he quit @CNN Town Hall after refusing scripted question.’ @TuckerCarlson,” Trump tweeted, adding, “Just like so much of CNN, Fake News. That’s why their ratings are so bad! MSNBC may be worse.”
  • Broward County Sheriff: 'Of Course I Won't Resign'

    02/25/2018 10:30:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 100 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel slammed critics who have called for his resignation due to a massive failure on the police department’s part to take proactive measures that could have prevented the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting which lead  to 17 innocent Americans being killed.On one of the final questions in the interview, host Jake Tapper read state representative Bill Hager (R-Boca Raton) statement that said, “An investigation by Sheriff Israel into the unfathomable inaction of these deputies will do nothing to bring back the 17 victims the Sheriff was fully aware...
  • California Democratic Party doesn't endorse Feinstein re-election bid

    02/25/2018 8:20:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | February 25, 2018 | Joseph Weber
    The California Democratic Party will not endorse Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s re-election bid this year, with delegates at the party’s annual convention giving the majority of votes to her top primary challenger, progressive State Sen. Kevin de Leon. De Leon got 54 percent of the vote, compared to 37 percent for the more moderate Feinstein, according to results released Sunday. But neither Democrat will receive the state party endorsement because they failed to reach the 60 percent threshold. The vote totals were not a surprise, considering the state party’s liberal leaning. And Feinstein leads de Leon by 29 percentage points in...
  • School Shooting Plot Exposed: You Won't Believe who set it up

    02/24/2018 9:50:55 PM PST · by Slyfox · 128 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | 2-24-2018 | Onan Coca
    For the last week or so, the entire nation has been talking about gun control — or at least the media has been talking about it. The sudden tsunami of gun control stories, articles, op-eds, and segments is the result of the terrible mass shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in beautiful Parkland, Florida. Sadly, the focus on gun control has caused the media (and the people who get their news from the media) to miss the far-larger scandal revolving around Douglas High School. First, let me be clear; I’m not talking about the scandal of...
  • Read the arrest report on the Florida shooting suspect(Horrible!)

    02/24/2018 8:07:07 PM PST · by narses · 128 replies
    The Broward County Sheriff’s Office has released the booking report on the arrest of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz.
  • [FL] Lawmaker asks Gov. Scott to remove Broward Sheriff Scott Israel after Parkland shooting

    02/24/2018 7:23:39 PM PST · by cmj328 · 78 replies
    CBS 12 (WPEC-TV, West Palm Beach, FL) ^ | Saturday, February 24, 2018 | Yaneli Gonzalez
    BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBS12) — Rep. Bill Hager (Boca Raton), the chairman of the Florida House of Justice Appropriations, has called on Gov. Rick Scott to remove Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel - a power the governor has under Florida law - from his post for neglect of duty and incompetence in regards to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. In his letter to the governor on Saturday, Hager said that various media outlets reported that the School Resource Officer, Scot Peterson, and three deputies under Sheriff Israel's command "were on campus at the time of the attack...
  • In Spite of Executive Order, Cuomo Takes Campaign Money From State Appointees

    02/24/2018 6:56:25 PM PST · by NRx · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | 02-24-2018 | various
    In late November, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo flew to Buffalo for a fund-raising trip, a quick two-stop jaunt that brought in more than $200,000 in donations for his re-election campaign. The events, one at an Embassy Suites hotel and the other a more intimate gathering at a private residence, were hosted by two men familiar to Mr. Cuomo — and to state government. One host, Steven J. Weiss, had been appointed by Mr. Cuomo to the New York State Housing Finance Agency in 2011 and the state board of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in 2016. Government records show that...
  • Nunes responds

    02/24/2018 5:24:50 PM PST · by mojito · 28 replies
    PowerLine ^ | 2/24/2018 | Devin Nunes/Scott Johnson
    House Intelligence Commmittee Chairman Devin Nunes was ready to go with his own response to the Democrats’ memo that I have embedded in the adjacent post. I have uploaded his point-by-point response to Scribd and embedded it below. It is a useful document. Moreover, by contrast with Adam Schiff et al., Nunes is a credible player. Consistent with my comments, he notes some of the Democrats’ rebuttals of points not made by the Republicans. In any event, here is his response.
  • Syria war: UN Security Council approves 30-day ceasefire

    02/24/2018 4:41:06 PM PST · by Nextrush · 26 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/24/2018 | BBC
    The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow aid deliveries and medical evacuations. However, some of the biggest jihadist rebel groups, and their associates, are not covered by the truce, raising questions about its real impact. The East Gouta rebel enclave near Damascus has been bombarded by government forces for the past week. After the vote in New York, activists said air strikes were continuing...... The US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, called for the ceasefire to be implemented but said she was skeptical that Syria would comply. She accused...
  • Father Of Florida Shooting Survivor:

    02/24/2018 11:26:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    CNN is not out of the woods with the allegations that it scripted questions for their town hall event, which quickly went off the rails, devolving into a two-hour bashing of law-abiding gun owners and the National Rifle Association. Colton Haab, a survivor of the February 14 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, alleged that CNN re-wrote his question, and that they told him to “stick to the script.” Well, it seems that wasn’t the case; a doctored email allegedly from CNN was circulated to Fox News and the Huffington Post, which prompted the network to release the email exchange...
  • Security Camera Confusion Misled Officers During Parkland School Tragedy: Police

    For almost a half-hour after a school shooter dropped his assault-style rifle and escaped Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, police officers thought they were seeing his actions live on the school's security system. They soon realized the images were tape delayed, which Coral Springs Police Chief Tony Pustizzi told the South Florida Sun Sentinel made a chaotic situation more confusing. The 19-year-old suspect Nikolas Cruz was captured an hour later in a neighborhood about 2 miles from the school where 17 people died Feb. 14. The newspaper reports police transmissions show that police initially couldn't get to security cameras. Sheriff...
  • When Sheriff Israel Was Accused of Corruption ... 'Lions Don't Care About the Opinions of Sheep'

    02/23/2018 2:37:30 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 67 replies
    Reason ^ | 02/23/2018 | Robby Soave
    FULL TITLE: When Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel Was Accused of Corruption, He Responded: 'Lions Don't Care About the Opinions of Sheep' Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel—the man whose agency failed to prevent the Parkland massacre despite having received a tip last November that Nikolas Cruz was plotting a mass shooting—has been accused of public corruption. Two years ago, the Sun Sentinel reported that Israel was rewarding top political supporters by giving them and their family members cushy jobs doing public relations and community outreach for the Broward County Sheriff's Office. One such position, outreach manager, paid out a salary...
  • TRUMP HITS 50% APPROVAL

    02/23/2018 7:20:05 AM PST · by mandaladon · 53 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 23 Feb 2018
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove. This is the president’s highest job approval rating since mid-June of last year. President Obama earned 45% approval on this date in the second year of his presidency. The latest figures include 34% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 41% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -7. (see trends).
  • Fla. District Faces Barrage of Legal Issues in Wake of School Massacre

    02/22/2018 8:18:21 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 55 replies
    Education Week ^ | February 22, 2018 | Mark Walsh
    The mass shooting that killed 17 students and staff members at a Florida high school thrusts the Broward County school system into a hornet's nest of legal issues including the complexities of a crime scene, the privacy of student records, and the threat of liability. And it's fueling what could become a national debate over the proper response by school and mental health professionals for those deemed at risk of violence. (Read more at the link)
  • 'He Never Went In': The School Resource Officer Failed To Engage Florida Shooter

    02/22/2018 7:48:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Fresh off of being featured on a CNN town hall about school shootings, which was really a two-hour television event for anti-gun liberals to bash the National Rifle Association, Broward County Sheriff revealed a disturbing development in the investigation. The on-duty school resource officer failed to immediately engage shooter Nikolas Cruz at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last Wednesday. It’s part of an ongoing list of failures that don’t stop with local law enforcement. The FBI was warned on January 5 about Cruz and did nothing to follow up on it. FBI Director Chris Wray apologized that protocols were not followed...
  • Trump's chief of staff and national security advisor may quit soon over tensions with him

    02/22/2018 7:35:03 PM PST · by NRx · 69 replies
    Reuters via CNBC ^ | 02-22-2018 | Staff
    Longstanding friction between U.S. President Donald Trump and two top aides, the National Security Advisor and the Chief of Staff, has grown to a point that either or both might quit soon, four senior administration officials said. Both H.R. McMaster and John Kelly are military men considered by U.S. political observers as moderating influences on the president by imposing a routine on the White House. They have also convinced Trump of the importance of international alliances, particularly NATO, which he has criticized as not equally sharing its burdens with the United States. However, all the officials were quick to add...
  • Trump considers pulling ICE out of California to let the state learn

    02/22/2018 2:38:44 PM PST · by mandaladon · 79 replies
    The San Diego Tribune ^ | 22 Feb 2018 | Abby Hamblin
    President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he’s considering pulling Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers out of California. Why? Because he feels the state is giving his administration “no help” in targeting the violent MS-13 gang, especially in Los Angeles. “We’re getting no help from the state of California,” Trump said from the White House. “Frankly, if I wanted to pull our people from California you would have a crime nest like you’ve never seen in California. All I’d have to do is say ‘ICE and border patrol, let California learn.’” Trump made those remarks during a meeting at...
  • Billy Graham to lie in honor at Capitol: House speaker

    02/22/2018 1:26:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Reuter.com ^ | February 22, 2018 | Ian Simpson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The body of evangelist Billy Graham will lie in honor under the U.S. Capitol rotunda next week as Congress pays tribute to a clergyman who counseled presidents and preached the Gospel to millions worldwide, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday. Graham, who died at his home near Asheville, North Carolina, on Wednesday at age 99, will arrive at the white-domed Capitol on Feb. 28 and lie in honor there until the following day, Ryan said in a statement. “Members of the public and Capitol Hill community are invited to pay their respects to the late reverend...