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  • What Were Armed US Consulate Staff Doing near Adei Ad?

    01/04/2015 11:14:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 1/4/15 | Ari Soffer
    The full details of Friday's clash between residents of the Jewish village of Adei Ad in Samaria and a delegation from the US Consulate in Jerusalem - which very nearly escalated into a fully-fledged shootout between the sides - are still emerging. But those details which have emerged so far paint a worrying picture regarding the conduct of Consulate staff - who either willingly took part in a planned provocation, or else, in a staggering show of irresponsibility and unprofessionalism, recklessly blundered into a volatile and potentially deadly situation without the slightest idea of what they were doing. Roughly two...
  • St. Louis Police Officer Fatally Shoots Teen Incident Sparks Protest

    10/09/2014 3:35:59 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 9, 2014 | Ben Kesling
    St. Louis Police Officer Fatally Shoots Teen Incident Sparks Protest Echoing Those in Nearby Ferguson, Mo. Ben Kesling An off-duty St. Louis police officer shot and killed a black teenager Wednesday evening, triggering protests in a metropolitan area that has been rattled by weeks of sometimes violent unrest in some neighborhoods following a high-profile police-involved shooting in August. The white, six-year veteran of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, who was working as a private security officer, shot and killed Vonderrit Myers Jr., an 18-year-old black teen, following an alleged struggle and after the teen allegedly fired a pistol at...
  • Security guard with gun, criminal record allowed on elevator with Obama

    09/30/2014 3:26:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 30, 2014 | Peter Sullivan
    An armed security contractor with a criminal background was allowed in an elevator with President Obama earlier this month, according to reports , adding to a string of security breaches plaguing the Secret Service. The member of a private security firm was on an elevator with Obama during the president's trip to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Sept. 16. The man did not comply with agents who told him to stop filming the president on the elevator. Only when a supervisor for the private security firm came over to address the situation did the agents...
  • Figures. Eric Holder Participated in Armed Takeover of ROTC Office

    09/22/2014 9:54:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/21/14 | Jim Hoft
    Anti-American radical participated in armed takeover of ROTC office–Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder took part in a five-day armed occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters as a freshman at Columbia University.Charles Johnson and Ryan Girdusky reported this at The Daily Caller: As a freshman at Columbia University in 1970, future Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students later described by the university’s Black Students’ Organization as “armed,” The Daily Caller has learned.Department of Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler...
  • Rochester(Mn) Police Investigating 2 Armed Robberies Behind Mayo Civic Center(tackled by up to six)

    08/27/2014 12:13:45 PM PDT · by Son House · 7 replies ^ | Aug 27, 2014 | KTTC TV
    Lt. Mike Sadauskis said officers were called to the pavilion area of Mayo Park about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday after a 28-year-old Rochester man had been tackled by up to six other men. The man told police one of the men had a gun and held it to his head. Sadauskis said the men assaulted the man and he gave up his backpack and personal items. The man didn't require treatment. On Monday night, Sadauskis said a 16-year-old boy was attacked in the same area while on his skateboard. Both victims gave a similar description of the gunman. Sadauskis said the...
  • Armed militia sets up Texas command center to ‘fight for national sovereignty’

    07/11/2014 4:20:41 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 44 replies
    The Washignton Times ^ | Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    A militia has set up a command center south of San Antonio to prepare for what they say is a mission to protect the United States from the influx of illegal immigrants. The militia, operating via the website, founded by Barbie Rogers, said members at the command center in Von Ormy will deploy to Laredo first and spread to other parts of the border, a local ABC affiliate reported.
  • Obama "considered but rejected deploying military force under the directive during the recent

    05/29/2014 9:13:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 5/29/14 | Dutchman 6
    Directive outlines Obama’s policy to use the military against citizens. Well, it seems that my sources who reported at the time that the Bundy standoff was the subject of a meeting of under-secretaries of various cabinet departments (which I did not report, but awaited confirmation) were correct. It also makes more understandable the business of Oath Keepers and the rumor of military intervention, even if they were fed disinformation about a drone strike. A U.S. official said the Obama administration considered but rejected deploying military force under the directive during the recent standoff with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his...
  • Obama Promised a ‘Civilian National Security Force’ – Today There Are Over 120,000 Armed Federal

    04/19/2014 11:48:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/20/14 | Jim Hoft
    Armed federal agents at the Cliven Bundy ranch in Nevada, April 2014. (Natural News)In 2008, Barack Obama announced his plan to build a massive “civilian national security force” here in America. It would be just as well funded as the US military.
  • I-Team: Feds, Nevada rancher facing off over public lands

    04/07/2014 6:37:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    KLAS-TV Las Vegas ^ | April 4, 2014 | George Knapp
    Dozens of armed federal officers are preparing for a showdown with a Nevada cattle rancher regarded by some as an outlaw and a hero by others.
  • Number of Minnesota handgun permits issued almost double in 2013

    03/01/2014 7:50:26 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-28-14 | Mara H. Gottfried and Joseph Lindberg
    Minnesota sheriffs' offices issued almost double the number of permits to carry handguns in 2013 than they had the year before, according to figures released by the state Friday. It was the largest number since the state's permit-to-carry law was enacted in 2003. As of Friday, more than 165,000 people had valid permits to carry guns in Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Andrew Rothman, Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance president, estimates about 4 percent of adults eligible in Minnesota to obtain carry permits have them now. "Mostly, you'd never know it," he said. "Most carry-permit holders...
  • Armed men seize Crimea parliament and hoist Russian flag

    02/26/2014 11:56:31 PM PST · by Crazieman · 66 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2-27-2014
    Armed men have seized the government buildings in the capital of the Ukraine’s Crimea region and hoisted a Russian flag over a barricade. The men occupying the parliament building in the regional capital, Simferopol, early on Thursday did not come out to voice any demands. They wore black and orange ribbons, a Russian symbol of the victory in World War II. The men also put up a sign saying “Crimea is Russia.” They threw a flash grenade in response to a journalist’s questions. Phone calls to region’s legislature rang unanswered, and its website was down.
  • TX:Argyle school district votes again to approve gun policy

    02/02/2014 6:55:39 PM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies ^ | 29 January, 2014 | Britney Tabor
    ARGYLE — School board members voted unanimously a second time Wednesday to approve a controversial policy that will allow some teachers, administrators and other staff members to carry firearms on campus. The new vote also authorizes some school board members to carry concealed guns at board meetings or on school property, a provision that was not spelled out in details provided by the school district after the previous vote. A copy of the policy was not posted until after board members voted on the policy last week. Board President Kevin Faciane said the new vote was mostly “procedural in nature.”...
  • Why Good People Should Be Armed

    01/14/2014 11:44:16 AM PST · by MHGinTN · 31 replies
    Youtube ^ | Recember 2013 | Josie Outlaw
    This needs to be viewed on a regular basis. We are fast approaching the moment when the oligarchs will remove your right to even view this message, because America is dying, being aborted by the 'authorities'.
  • Armed gun rights activists rally at the Alamo

    10/20/2013 4:31:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/19/13 | Christopher Sherman
    **SNIP** Organizers had also hoped that seeing a large peaceful gathering of armed citizens in the downtown of the country's seventh largest city would be a step toward making people comfortable with the sight. There were people of all ages in the crowd, including young children. Some waved flags that read "Come and Take It," others dressed in period costumes, but most looked like anyone else one might encounter on the street, they just happened to be carrying rifles. Men strolling through the streets with rifles isn't an image to which Hilary Rand thinks people should have to grow accustomed....
  • Lamborn Criticizes Armed EPA Raid ( Alaska )

    10/13/2013 9:03:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | October 11, 2013 | Audrey Hudson
    The Obama administration has turned bureaucrats at environmental agencies into armed SWAT teams to conduct unprecedented raids on small mining operations for what used to be simple reviews of clean water permits. That’s according to Colorado Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn, chairman of the House Natural Resources subcommittee on energy and mineral resources, who held a hearing Thursday that examined the August raid of armed federal officials including the Environmental Protection Agency in Chicken, Alaska. Lamborn said the “EPA SWAT team of heavily armed and armored agents conducted paperwork inspections on small mining operations, in what appears nothing more than an...
  • Pistol-Packing Private School Takes Aim at Bad Guys

    08/22/2013 10:29:46 AM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 11 replies
    One Old Vet ^ | 08/21/2013
    A Christian school in Arkansas has a warning for would-be attackers: be prepared to meet your Maker if you try to harm their students. “Staff is armed and trained,” reads a sign posted outside the Arkansas Christian Academy in Bryant, Ark. “Any attempt to harm our children will be met with deadly force.”
  • Bloomberg bodyguard jailed for seven years for attempted murder in love triangle shooting

    06/18/2013 10:39:30 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 06/17/2013 | Jill Reilly
    Mayor Bloomberg's bodyguard has been jailed for seven years for attempted murder in a love triangle shooting. Leopold McLean, 49, shot his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend outside her home in November 2010. The shooting took place after the veteran NYPD officer had dropped off Mayor Bloomberg’s daughter Georgina at home after a Knicks game.
  • Woah!! ARMED DHS GUARDS Meet Tea Party Protesters Outside IRS Rally in St. Louis

    05/21/2013 1:58:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 110 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/21/13 | Jim Hoft
  • Police: Dorner Is Heavily Armed, Trained and Dangerous

    02/09/2013 1:49:12 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 54 replies
    KTLA5 ^ | 9 February 2013 | Rick Chambers
    BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. — The ex-cop suspected in the killings of an officer and two others remained at large Friday as darkness fell over a mountain forest and police suspended their manhunt until Saturday morning. “Once it gets dark out there and the snow keeps falling and they have no air support, I don’t know how effective they would be in that situation,” spokeswoman Cindy Bachman of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said. Throughout Friday, more than 100 officers searched through fresh snow for clues to the whereabouts of Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33, a fired Los Angeles Police...
  • Newspaper hires ARMED guards to patrol its headquarters - days after listing names of nearby gun

    01/02/2013 7:48:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The New York newspaper that sparked controversy after publishing the names and addresses of nearby gun permit owners is now taking up arms in an apparent response to threats. The Journal News has reportedly hired a team of armed guards to patrol the paper's headquarters in West Nyack. The paper caused a stir on December 23 when it listed thousands of pistol permit holders in suburban Westchester and Rockland counties just north of New York City in an interactive map on its website. The Rockland County Times reported on Tuesday that Journal News editor Caryn A. McBride hired gun-toting security...
  • Milwaukee: Sheriff calls for armed school guards, condemns gun control

    12/19/2012 8:41:49 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 29 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-19-12 | Steve Schultze
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. calls for placing armed tactical officers or security officers "in every school and public place in America," in a commentary piece posted on a tea party website. Clarke also condemns calls for gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook School mass killings in Newtown, Ct., and says, "We have to resist with the ferociousness of a junk yard dog any -- any -- attempt by liberals to make us less free by chipping away at our constitutional freedoms." He berates "liberals for exploiting tragedy once again in our country and try(ing)...
  • Jewish Shepherds Rescue Stolen Sheep from Armed Men

    12/19/2012 1:33:50 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/12/12
    Jewish shepherds rescued a group of stolen sheep who were taken by armed men from the PA Authority regions. Levi Zohar told Arutz Sheva news that infiltrators had cut through the fences to the the Sde Bar youth farm in the Gush Etzion region of Judea. The sheep were discovered in a cave about 15 kilometers away guarded by two armed men. The farmers chased them away with rocks and retrieved the sheep. .....
  • Bob Costas, NFL Surrounded by Armed Security

    12/04/2012 11:32:42 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Dec 2012, | AWR Hawkins
    Bob Costas' gun control rant was bad but made worse by one key point -- he lives much of his life with the benefit of armed security. (i.e., men with guns). If you've ever been to an NFL game this point is academic. The number of armed policemen you pass between the gate your seat is incredible. And if you get behind the scenes, in certain corridors, the armed presence can be just as strong (or stronger). ... Remember when Rosie O'Donnell spent what seemed like years on her gun rants? Those rants lost their effectiveness when the focus turned...
  • Authorities Charge Ohio Man In Deaths Of Blissfield Sisters; Search Continues

    07/17/2012 12:10:37 PM PDT · by madison10 · 11 replies
    Adrian Telegram ^ | July 17, 2012 | Unknown
    BLISSFIELD, Mich. — The U.S. Marshals Service is now involved in the search for Thomas Jack Fritz, who is wanted for questioning in the Friday night shooting deaths of two women in Blissfield. He may be in Ohio or may be headed to Texas, where he has relatives, said Sgt. Aaron Hunt of the Adrian detachment of the Michigan State Police Monroe post. “He could be anywhere in the United States by now,” Hunt said Sunday evening. Amy Merrill, 34, and Lisa Gritzmaker, 24, were shot to death around 11:40 p.m. Friday at Merrill’s North Lane Street home. Their mother,...
  • Groups Concerned Over Arming Of Domestic Drones

    05/24/2012 6:43:53 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 29 replies
    CBS ^ | May 23, 2012
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – With the use of domestic drones increasing, concern has not just come up over privacy issues, but also over the potential use of lethal force by the unmanned aircraft. Drones have been used overseas to target and kill high-level terror leaders and are also being used along the U.S.-Mexico border in the battle against illegal immigration. But now, these drones are starting to be used domestically at an increasing rate. The Federal Aviation Administration has allowed several police departments to use drones across the U.S. They are controlled from a remote location and use infrared sensors and...
  • Protester at party conventions could be armed

    04/27/2012 9:40:51 AM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 12 replies
    Sacremento Bee (AP) ^ | 4/27/2012 | TAMARA LUSH and MITCH WEISS
    TAMPA, Fla. -- The thousands of protesters expected at the Democratic and Republican national conventions can come armed with a lot more than signs and slogans: State law in Florida and North Carolina allows concealed weapons, including guns. In Tampa, where the RNC will hold its festivities this fall, officials are starting to worry about people toting guns in such a politically-charged environment. The City Council voted Thursday to ask Republican Gov. Rick Scott to help them temporarily ban concealed weapons. Charlotte officials have yet to publically voice concern, but with both cities trying to balance public safety with First...
  • Protesters at US party conventions could be armed (Freeloaders with guns?)

    04/27/2012 2:56:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/27/12 | MITCH WEISS, TAMARA LUSH
    Protesters at US party conventions could be armedBy MITCH WEISS and TAMARA LUSH | Associated Press – 44 mins ago TAMPA, Florida (AP) — The thousands of protesters expected at the Democratic and Republican national conventions can come armed with a lot more than signs and slogans: State law in Florida and North Carolina allows concealed weapons, including guns. In Tampa, where the Republicans will hold their festivities this fall, officials are starting to worry about people toting guns in such a politically charged environment. The City Council voted Thursday to ask Republican Gov. Rick Scott to help them temporarily...
  • Students ask UC: Why armed cops on campus?

    02/01/2012 4:46:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies ^ | 2/1/12 | Nanette Asimov
    BERKELEY -- Why in the world does the University of California employ an armed police force on its campuses? That question, and the anger implied in its wording, was asked repeatedly Wednesday night by UC Berkeley students and faculty of top UC brass. Berkeley was a whistlestop on their tour of campuses before they prepare UC's official response to the use of batons and pepper-spray against peaceful protesters last November. ... Everyone sat in concentric circles waiting for the chance to influence recommendations being prepared on behalf of the university system by Charles Robinson, UC's general counsel, and Chris Edley,...
  • Armed Services chairman: Obama is anti-military

    09/12/2011 7:44:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/12/11 | Shaun Waterman
    The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, in a harsh attack on the Obama administration Monday, accused the president of viewing American military power as a negative force in the world, and planning to “gut” defense spending through the congressional deficit-reduction committee. “It is my suspicion that the White House and congressional Democrats” designed the supercommittee process “for one purpose: to force Republicans to choose between raising taxes or gutting defense,” said California Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, the House Armed Services Committee chairman.
  • Armed Agents Swoop Down on Sellers of Raw Milk and Cheese

    08/04/2011 11:03:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Health ^ | 8/4/11 | BHR
    Multiple sources have confirmed the fact that all three individuals arrested – James Stewart, Victoria Bloch and Sharon Palmer – are being charged with ‘conspiracy’ related to the sell of unpasteurized raw milk products. This reportedly includes sections of the California Penal Code Section 182a. Additional charges may also be pending, including a charge of ‘mislabeling cheese’ for Sharon Palmer, was arrested during a raid of Healthy Family Farms. As video of the raid on Rawesome Foods (also raided in 2010) demonstrates, Feds not only seized cash and raw milk supplies (much of which was also dumped out) but also...
  • Our Military’s Grim State: Armed Forces Under Stress

    07/20/2011 4:04:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Heritage ^ | 7/20/11 | Mike Brownfield
    This is the grim state of our military’s readiness: An Air Force F-15C that broke in half during flight, two F-18s that have caught fire aboard ships, every single cruiser with cracks in its hull, A-10C Warthogs with fuselage cracks, the UH-1N Twin Huey helicopter fleet that is regularly grounded, and over half the navy’s deployed aircraft not ready for combat. That is the picture of the U.S. military in disrepair—what The Heritage Foundation’s Mackenzie Eaglen calls a “readiness crisis” among all U.S. military services, including the National Guard and reserves. Readiness is “dangerously lower,” she writes, leading to “delayed,...
  • **Officials: SEALs thought bin Laden threatening** ( So Osama WAS Armed??)

    05/05/2011 4:33:36 AM PDT · by Cyropaedia · 63 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/5/2011 | KIMBERLY DOZIER and ERICA WERNER
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama ordered grisly photographs of Osama bin Laden in death sealed from public view on Wednesday, declaring, "We don't need to spike the football" in triumph after this week's daring middle-of-the-night raid. The terrorist leader was killed by American commandos who burst into his room and feared he was reaching for a nearby weapon, U.S. officials said.Several weapons were found in the room where the terror chief died, including AK-47 assault rifles and side arms, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity as they offered the most recent in a series of increasingly detailed...
  • Obama to discuss armed US agents in Mexico

    03/02/2011 6:12:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    breit ^ | 3/2/11 | afp
    The United States will discuss the idea of US armed agents operating inside Mexico, which is being rocked by deadly drug violence, when President Barack Obama meets his Mexican counterpart Felipe Calderon, a senior US official said Wednesday. Obama welcomes Calderon to the White House on Thursday. "It's a top priority for the US government to ensure that measures are being taken to protect our personnel," the official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told journalists in a phone briefing. "That will continue to be a topic of conversation between both governments and will undoubtedly be a topic that gets discussed...
  • TSA Source - Armed Agent slips past DFW body scanner

    02/19/2011 10:43:40 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 17 replies ^ | February 18, 2011 | Grant Stinchfield
    An undercover TSA agent was able to get through security at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport with a handgun during testing of the enhanced-imaging body scanners, according to a high-ranking, inside source at the Transportation Security Administration. The source said the undercover agent carried a pistol in her undergarments when she put the body scanners to the test. The officer successfully made it through the airport's body scanners every time she tried, the source said. "In this case, where they had a test, and it was just a dismal failure as I'm told," said Larry Wansley, former head of security at...
  • China preparing for armed conflict 'in every direction'

    12/29/2010 9:10:15 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 49 replies · 32+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/29/2010 | Peter Foster, Beijing
    China is preparing for conflict 'in every direction', the defence minister said on Wednesday in remarks that threaten to overshadow a visit to Beijing by his US counterpart next month. "In the coming five years, our military will push forward preparations for military conflict in every strategic direction," said Liang Guanglie in an interview published by several state-backed newspapers in China. "We may be living in peaceful times, but we can never forget war, never send the horses south or put the bayonets and guns away," Mr Liang added. China repeatedly says it is planning a "peaceful rise" but the...
  • Armed 11 year old Girl Defends Home from 3 armed Burglars: Armed Citizen

    12/17/2010 8:25:06 AM PST · by Islander7 · 66 replies · 3+ views
    You Tube ^ | Dec 16, 2010 | Fox News
    Quick thinking and a cool head! Alyssa Gutierrez bravely defended her home and her life with her Mom's rifle. She was not going to end up, if she could help it, another victim of criminal violence. She first tried to hide from the criminal intruders, but when they discovered her, she ran quickly to a bedroom and retrieved her Mom's little pink single shot bolt action 22 caliber rifle to defend her home and life.
  • ‘US-Trained Armed Forces Turning PA into Police State’

    11/22/2010 5:45:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    inn ^ | 11/22/10 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The United States may have created a Frankenstein in the Palestinian Authority, which human rights groups fear is using U.S.-trained forces to build a police state. “I feel real concern that we are reaching the level of a police state,” according to Ramallah-based human rights group director Shawan Jabarin, quoted by the Financial Times. The United States has taken pride in its training PA ”policemen,” avoiding use of the words "armed forces" in order not to violate Oslo agreements. General Keith Dayton, who recently stepped down as director of the training program in the PA, has said the forces have...
  • What About This 2nd Amendment?

    11/21/2010 7:36:23 AM PST · by shibumi · 26 replies via YouTube ^ | March 23, 2009 | Warner Todd Huston
    An informative video from on the 2nd Amendment.
  • Burglar Killed Was Homeowner's Friend

    11/12/2010 5:05:27 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 43 replies
    WSB-TV 2 Atlanta ^ | 11/12/2010 | The Associated Press.
    BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- A homeowner has fatally shot a masked burglar only to learn the burglar was a longtime friend. Ezekiel Wiley says he fired all six bullets at a man who crawled through a busted kitchen window, armed with a screwdriver Wednesday. Wiley said he couldn't see the burglar's face....frpa
  • (Milwaukee Mayor and Dem Gov candidate) Barrett Armed Robbery Victims: 911 didn't answer.

    11/10/2010 11:49:53 AM PST · by sbMKE · 13 replies
    WTMJ-4 ^ | 11/10/2010 | Heather Shannon
    Barrett Armed Robbery Victims: 911 Call Took Too Long to Answer By Heather Shannon MILWAUKEE--Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett's son and six of his friends were robbed at gunpoint Saturday night at Wick Field by two suspects, one of which had a gun. Angela "Martina" Ibanez Baldor was one of the teens there with the mayor's son. She called 911 several times, but no one picked up her call for help. "They never picked up and that really scared me," she said. "Because we were in the middle of a park and we had just been held up and 911 wasn't...
  • PA Still Educates for Martyrs, Armed Struggle for all of Israel

    08/29/2010 9:52:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 8/29/10 | Elad Benari
    As direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority are set to resume in Washington on Thursday, Arutz 7 spoke on Sunday with investigative journalist David Bedein about his film "For the Sake of Nakba". The film, which details the connection between the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and PA incitement, will be shown on Monday on Capitol Hill to members of Congress and other senior American officials. The film presents interviews with senior PA officials, school principals, as well as students and teachers who say that their goal is the lands of Israeli cities such as...
  • Reorientation of China’s Armed Forces: Implications for the Future Promotions of PLA Generals

    06/24/2010 5:09:14 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    Jamestown Foundation China Brief ^ | 6/24/2010 | Joseph Y. Lin
    Recent discourse concerning the Chinese People’s Liberation Army's (PLA) modernization has principally focused on technological advances and less on the human dimension of PLA force transformation. In particular, a review of these discussions revealed the absence of a publicly available database of Chinese military leaders with the rank of full general (shangjiang). Against the backdrop of the PLA’s stated intention to reorient the armed forces as part of its modernization efforts, an analysis of promotion patterns of the 118 PLA generals (1981 - 2009) may yield important insights into the foci of PLA force transformation. PLA to Build Up Navy...
  • IRS looking to hire thousands of armed tax agents to enforce health care laws

    03/22/2010 9:01:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 103 replies · 2,890+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/22/10 | Jonathan Strong
    Top IRS officials have been working with Democrats on Capitol Hill to determine how the agency will enforce President Obama’s new health care law. Republican lawmakers estimate the legislation will require the hiring of many thousands of new tax enforcement agents. While it’s still not known exactly how many will be hired, here’s what’s clear: Under the new law, the IRS is required to fine taxpayers thousands of dollars if they do not purchase health insurance. In order for the government to enforce compliance, tax authorities will need information, for the first time, about people’s health care. Collecting that data...
  • Police: Man with weapons cache was preparing for 'Armageddon'

    02/10/2010 9:53:50 AM PST · by jessduntno · 134 replies · 4,016+ views
    Globe ^ | Today | Geisler
    By Stefanie Geisler, Globe Correspondent A Manchester-by-the-Sea man arrested for stockpiling weapons and ammunition in his home allegedly told police he was preparing for Armageddon. Gregory D. Girard, 45, was arrested Tuesday night for allegedly storing approximately 20 weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition. Just before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Manchester-by-the Sea police executed a search warrant at 23 Bridge St., police said. Girard faces four counts of possession of an infernal device and four counts of possession of a dangerous weapon. Additional charges are pending, police said. “Mr. Girard indicated he was preparing for ‘Armageddon,’ which he felt was...
  • Bill would let guns in AZ colleges

    01/08/2010 5:46:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 21 replies · 715+ views
    PHOENIX — Saying it would protect students and staffers, a veteran state lawmaker wants to let some faculty members carry their weapons onto university and community college campuses. Sen. Jack Harper, R-Surprise, said existing restrictions in state law keep everyone but police from legally having a gun on campuses. The problem, he said, is those who want to harm someone else are not going to be deterred by that restriction. "It's a long-time goal of mine to make sure there are no defense-free zones where criminals know they can go into an establishment and there'll be no law-abiding citizens there...
  • Sword killing no cause for cheers

    09/17/2009 1:25:06 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 121 replies · 3,082+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | September 17, 2009 | Baltimore Sun Editorial
    "This is certainly nothing to celebrate. The glorification of the incident online and around town belies the horror of the killing and its aftermath. Even if it ultimately is judged to have been legally justified, the question of whether the situation couldn't have been handled differently will remain."
  • Police: Phoenix mom coached youthful armed robbers

    06/01/2009 7:19:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 1,754+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/1/09 | AP
    PHOENIX – Police in Phoenix say they've arrested a woman accused of leading an armed robbery gang involving her 12- and 14-year-old sons. Police say 51-year-old Cynthia White Roberson coached some of the four boys and three men who would face charges with her. The suspects are accused of at least 20 armed robberies in Phoenix and Glendale since late April. Police say Roberson lost her job six weeks ago and guilted her sons and some of the others into committing the robberies to pay for rent and a car loan.
  • No charges to be filed in West Sacramento homicide

    05/22/2009 6:23:16 PM PDT · by Hugin · 1 replies · 411+ views
    Woodland Daily Democrat ^ | 05/22/2009 | Democrat staff
    Shooter was defending himself with shotgun, DA says Based on the information provided to the Yolo County District Attorney's Office by the West Sacramento Police Department regarding the Wednesday fatal shooting on Cummins Way in West Sacramento, no charges will be filed against Michael Moniz, 23, at this time. The evidence presented established that Joe Villanueva, 32, who was shot and killed in the attack, initiated the initial confrontation as he stood in the street and began shooting a handgun at people in the front yard of 1101 Cummins Way around 6 p.m. During that assault, police reported that bullets...
  • Armed couple's action leads to capture of suspects in larger burglary operation

    04/09/2009 8:39:30 AM PDT · by ResistorSister · 23 replies · 1,404+ views (Canton, OH) ^ | Posted Apr 09, 2009 @ 09:52 AM | Joe Mizer
    Law enforcement officers Wednesday continued praising the efforts of an armed couple, who stopped a burglary at their home Tuesday, as a search of a New Philadelphia suspect’s residence revealed a huge amount of evidence from past burglaries. “They broke the case,” said Detective Jeff Moore of the Tuscarawas County Sheriff Department, referring to the Roswell area couple who held Thomas Ritchie, 30, of New Philadelphia and William Allison II, 25, of Massillon at gunpoint until sheriff’s deputies arrived. “They broke the case for numerous detectives who are all smiling at this point in time,” Moore said as he participated...
  • Michele Bachmann Shows Up Armed and Dangerous Outside White House

    03/24/2009 7:37:05 AM PDT · by grizzlyfish · 28 replies · 3,149+ views
    Weekly World News ^ | 3/24/09 | Hideaki Tailor
    Rep. Bachmann has made good on her word and showed up outside the White House this morning, shotgun in hand, ready to start a revolution! To a press conference of three, Bachmann stated, “I have called upon thousands of loyal Americans to march here this morning, with whatever weapons they have on hand: butter knives, slingshots, silly string, water balloons… Anything that’s going to let the Washington Elite know that we are serious!”