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  • Security scare: Black Lives Matter protests outside Marty Walsh's house... at 4 a.m.

    07/01/2015 6:39:08 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 1, 2015 | Bob McGovern, Jack Encarnacao
    A brazen 4 a.m. anti-Olympics protest by Black Lives Matter activists outside Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Dorchester home has City Hall officials mulling beefed-up security as the demonstrators vow to continue their battle in the escalating standoff over the Summer Games bid. “I think it’s always a concern when there’s a certain line that is crossed, when there is something outside his house. As of now, we’re just kind of assessing if and what kind of security measures we take to make sure the mayor is safe,” a Walsh administration source told the Herald. “The mayor does not at all...
  • Mom’s alleged affair cited in stabbing of 3 children

    06/30/2015 3:39:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 29, 2015 | Peter Schworm
    A Boston man allegedly stabbed his former girlfriend’s three children after learning she had been unfaithful to him, then pleaded with a police officer to kill him. “I wanted you to shoot me,” Rock Aurelien told police when he was arrested Saturday afternoon, according to court records. “I did it. I planned this all along.”
  • Christopher Columbus Statue At Boston Park Vandalized With ‘Black Lives Matter’

    06/30/2015 3:24:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | June 30, 2015
    BOSTON (CBS) – A Christopher Columbus statue in Boston’s North End was vandalized Monday with red paint and the phrase “Black Lives Matter.” Red paint was poured over the top of the statue on Monday night, while Black Lives Matter was sprayed on the back using black paint.
  • Globe carrying torch for 2024 Olympics

    06/30/2015 4:51:01 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 7 replies
    lowell sun ^ | june 28 | Peter Lucas
    Backers of Boston 2024 ought to make buying the Boston Globe building a part of their latest plan to win the Olympic Summer Games for Boston. Purchase of the Morrissey Boulevard building in Dorchester, which is up for sale, would allow the leaders of Boston 2024 to use the centrally located facility as its official, rather than its assumed, Olympic headquarters
  • Confederate flag hung from Boston memorial for black soldiers

    06/29/2015 9:01:59 AM PDT · by Andy'smom · 37 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 06/29/2015 | Emack-Bazelais and Jennifer Smith
    A Confederate battle flag was attached Sunday night to a Boston memorial that commemorates one of the first all-black regiments to fight for the union during the Civil War, hanging there for over an hour before a woman removed it. Melissa Carino, 37, of Lowell said she saw the flag hanging from the Robert Gould Shaw and Massachusetts 54th Regiment Memorial across the street from the State House at about 8 p.m. Carino said she left and returned to the location later, angered that it had not been removed.
  • FBI warns of July 4 attack

    06/26/2015 10:52:21 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 54 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | June 27, 2015 | Owen Boss
    Federal authorities are warning of the potential for terror attacks targeting law enforcement and the military across the nation this Fourth of July, an official said, issuing a bulletin to agencies nationwide just days before thousands of Boston-area residents will gather for the city’s annual Independence Day festivities.
  • Boston Bomber 'Apologizes' to Victims, Thanks Allah

    06/24/2015 3:42:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 37 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/6/15 | Ari Soffer
    ..... Jennifer Rogers, the sister of a police officer killed by the brothers after the bombing, also testified. She branded Tsarnaev a "leech abusing the privilege of American freedom," and added that he had spat in the "face of the American dream." ..... Thought he remained largely impassive during the proceedings, when Tsarnaev's turn came to speak he "apologized" for his crimes. "I am sorry for the lives I have taken, for the suffering that I have caused you, for the damage I have done, irreparable damage," he said. The 21-year-old terrorist also thanked his lawyers and "Allah." But victim...
  • Man shot by trooper was facing harassment charges

    06/22/2015 8:36:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 22, 2015 | John R. Ellement
    The 44-year-old man armed with a knife who was shot and killed by a state trooper near Boston University on Friday was wanted on charges of criminal harassment, distribution of obscene matter, and annoying a person of the opposite sex, officials said Monday. Santos Laboy was being sought on arrest warrants issued out of Roxbury Municipal Court when BU police spotted him Friday afternoon. A trooper who was assisting the university police fatally shot Laboy when he allegedly refused to drop a knife and made “threatening gestures.’’
  • Physician expelled from staff for telling the truth about homosexual behavior

    06/21/2015 9:52:44 PM PDT · by massmike · 78 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 06/22/2015 | n/a
    On March 30, a major Harvard-affiliated hospital in Boston, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), expelled a well-respected urologist from its medical staff because he voiced concerns about the unhealthy nature of homosexual behavior and objected to the hospital’s aggressive promotion of “gay pride” activities. Dr. Paul Church has been a urologist on the BIDMC staff in Boston for nearly 30 years. He is a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty. He has done research on diagnosing prostate and bladder cancer, and has been a frequent volunteer for medical mission projects in Mexico and Africa. He has also spoken...
  • Police officer shoots, kills suspect on Storrow Drive (armed w/ knife, Boston)

    06/19/2015 1:31:15 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 22 replies
    WCVB ^ | 6/19/15 | WCVB
    BOSTON —A confrontation that began on Boston's famed Esplanade led to a deadly police-involved shooting on the Silber Way Footbridge over Storrow Drive Friday afternoon. The incident that involved both Boston University and Massachusetts State Police ended with officers shooting and killing a suspect. Police were following a man armed with a knife who was making threats, a witness told NewsCenter 5's Janet Wu. The woman said she heard four shots fired by police. Boston University police were investigating the incident on the Esplanade and called State Police to assist. Dr. Elizabeth Thompson, an oncologist on a professional visit to...
  • żHomo estás?: Here’s how Chipotle celebrated this weekend’s Boston Pride Parade

    06/16/2015 9:21:09 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 58 replies
    Boston.com ^ | June 14, 2015 | Nik DeCosta-Klipa
    Thousands attended the 45th Boston Pride Parade on Saturday afternoon and Chipotle was not to be left out from the celebration. The burrito mega-chain asked customers for their preference for... Mexican food. Parade-goers had their choice of buttons displaying whether they “swayed” towards tacos or burritos.
  • Adriana Cohen: Americans must be ready to fight jihadis on U.S. so

    05/11/2015 6:19:33 PM PDT · by Adriana Cohen News · 32 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 9, 2015 | Adriana Cohen
    We knew it was a matter of when, not if, we’d be hit again by Islamist terrorists on our own soil. Just last Sunday, two ISIS-sympathizing terrorists, clad in body armor and wielding assault rifles, attacked a Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in Garland, Texas. Luckily, they were killed before they could slaughter the people attending the event. Now U.S. military bases and installations are stepping up security, as FBI Director James Comey is warning that there are “hundreds, maybe thousands” of people across the country who are being recruited by ISIS with orders to attack the U.S. Security...
  • Adriana Cohen: Rand grandstands on GOP brand

    05/30/2015 6:30:22 AM PDT · by Adriana Cohen News · 5 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | May 30, 2015 | Adiana Cohen
    Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul needs to Etch A Sketch his political strategy pronto. Anyone who thinks that trash-talking your own party will win over voters in a very crowded presidential field needs to be sent packing. Paul has given media interviews saying the GOP brand “sucks.” And in a thinly veiled slap at his fellow Senate Republicans, he has said, “These barnacled enablers have never met a war they didn’t like.” If that’s not bad enough, he’s now blaming the hawks in his party for ISIS. Never mind 9/11 and all the Democrats who voted for the War in...
  • Boston City Hall Gets Gender Neutral Bathrooms

    06/12/2015 11:14:58 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 31 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | June 12, 2015 | Sarah Fisher
    f you have any business to conduct in Boston City Hall, you will be able to share the bathroom with people of the opposite sex or any sex for that matter. "Mayor Martin J. Walsh established gender-neutral bathrooms in Boston's City Hall Thursday, according to a statement from the city. The move comes during Boston's Pride Week, which celebrates the LGBT community and raises awareness of discrimination." USA Today explains the new bathrooms "can be used by anyone including individuals who may identify as transgender, caregivers helping someone of another gender and parents with small children."
  • America's See-No-Islam Problem Exposed With Boston Jihadism

    06/09/2015 8:28:09 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 8 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 2015-06-09 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Parenthetically, the idea of an “antiterror” expert should itself draw our ire, given that terror is a tactic, not the name of an ideologically-driven enemy. After all, during the Second World War we didn’t call upon anti-Blitzkrieg experts to define our enemies. We understood and were able to articulate that we were at war with a foe, not a fighting method. Meanwhile, today there is nary a mention of Islamic religious tenets like jihad, abrogation and taqqiya, nor a discussion of Islam’s ultimate goal to create a global Ummah under which all submit to Shariah law. This is not an...
  • DA releases video of Roslindale shooting (Boston Police shooting of terror suspect Usaamah Rahim)

    06/08/2015 11:37:51 AM PDT · by Prolixus · 27 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | June 8, 2015 | Antonio Planas, Matt Stout
    Authorities today released surveillance footage showing police and FBI shooting terror suspect Usaamah Rahim in a Roslindale parking lot nearly a week ago. The video, taken from a camera placed across the parking lot, shows officers approaching a person authorities identified as Rahim after he walked to a bus stop on Tuesday morning. A marked Boston police cruiser arrives to the scene as Rahim walks into the parking lot surrounded by several officers, the video shows. Officers appear to have their guns holstered before drawing them as they back up from Rahim. After a few moments, Rahim then drops to...
  • In effort to fix woes in VA care, (Rep.) Moulton (D-MA) taps own experience

    06/07/2015 1:31:16 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 5, 2015 | Jessica Meyers
    Seth Moulton had earned two medals in Iraq for his valor. He’d witnessed brutal combat in four tours with the Marines. But none of that mattered when he showed up at the Veterans Health Administration hospital in Washington, D.C., where staff could not find records. “We’ll consider taking you as a humanitarian case,” a hospital staffer told Moulton, unaware that the would-be hernia patient was also a newly elected Massachusetts congressman. Thus began Moulton’s frustrating experience with the Veterans Affairs health system, a personal sampling of a chronically troubled medical bureaucracy that has drawn complaints from veterans, demands for improvements...
  • You Can Be Prosecuted for Clearing Your Browser History

    06/07/2015 9:46:26 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 80 replies
    The Nation ^ | June 2, 2015 | Juliana DeVries
    Khairullozhon Matanov is a 24-year-old former cab driver from Quincy, Massachusetts. The night of the Boston Marathon bombings, he ate dinner with Tamerlan and Dhzokhar Tsarnaev at a kebob restaurant in Somerville. Four days later Matanov saw photographs of his friends listed as suspects in the bombings on the CNN and FBI websites. Later that day he went to the local police. He told them that he knew the Tsarnaev brothers and that they’d had dinner together that week, but he lied about whose idea it was to have dinner, lied about when exactly he had looked at the Tsarnaevs’...
  • Burial of Boston terror suspect delayed after funeral home refuses to take body of 'extremist'

    06/06/2015 5:43:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 6, 2015 | Kate Pickles
    The funeral of Boston terror suspect Usaamah Abdullah Rahim is being held up because a local cemetery refused to take his body.Rahim, 26, was fatally shot on Tuesday after investigators said he wielded a military-style knife as they sought to question him about 'terrorist-related information.'He was allegedly planning to behead the controversial anti-Muslim blogger Pamela Geller and police officers and was under surveillance by authorities.The Knollwood Memorial Park funeral home in Canton, Massachusetts, refused any part in his burial, which his family hoped to hold today. 'They wouldn't take him because he was a suspected terrorist,'  Abdullah Faruuq, Imam of the...
  • Woman still in hospital after being hit by broken bat

    06/06/2015 7:22:10 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 52 replies
    A fan whose head was bloodied by a broken bat that flew into the stands at Fenway Park was in the hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. The game between the Oakland Athletics and Boston Red Sox was halted in the middle of the second inning Friday as emergency crews tended to the woman and wheeled her off the field on a stretcher. Oakland's Brett Lawrie broke his bat on a groundout to second base for the second out of the inning and part of it hurtled into the stands. Boston police spokesman David Estrada confirmed the woman was seriously...
  • Good News: Baltimore Pastors Have A Plan To Stop All The Violence

    06/05/2015 9:57:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Pirate's Cove ^ | June 4, 2015 | William Teach
    There were two killed and at least other shootings in Baltimore on Tuesday. May was essentially a record breaker for Baltimore when it comes to murders. What to do? (Baltimore Sun) Pastors and other community organizers plan to walk some of Baltimore’s most violent blocks on weekend nights from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. this summer. Midnight basketball tournaments and a new community center for children named for Freddie Gray not far from Gilmor Homes, where he was arrested, are aimed at uniting the city. Gray, 25, died from an injury sustained in police custody prompting protests and rioting. On...
  • Two Black Panthers, Advocates for ISIS, Admit Plot To Bomb Ferguson and Saint Louis Police…

    06/04/2015 3:49:38 PM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    Right Side News ^ | June 02, 2015
    This story is interesting both for the content the media share and for the content the media avoid sharing. Both Saint Louis suspects are admitted members of the New Black Panther organization; both suspects are also admitted Islamist Radicals and believers in ISIS jihad….
  • Protestors Plan Rally in Ferguson in Support of Boston Terror Suspect

    06/05/2015 1:37:58 PM PDT · by PROCON · 91 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | June 5, 2015 | Bradford Thomas
    "Justice for Usaama Rahim in Ferguson" Black Lives Matter protest group has planned a rally Friday in Ferguson in support of Usaama Rahim, the ISIS-inspired terror suspect who was shot dead in Boston after pulling a knife on officers. On a Facebook page called "Justice for Usaama Rahim in Ferguson," the activists have announced that the rally will take place June 5 at 5pm CDT in front of the Ferguson Police Department and will include a "FREE Halal BBQ dinner." The purpose: to show that #BlackLivesMatter and to protest "murder and profiling of our black brothers." Here's the complete announcement:
  • Carr: Usaamah Rahim’s last words won't be remembered

    06/05/2015 9:49:06 AM PDT · by Gollum24 · 16 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | June 5, 2015 | Howie Carr
    Never bring a knife to 
a gunfight. That wasn’t dead thug Usaamah Rahim’s first big mistake, but it was certainly the final one of his shiftless, leeching 26 years on earth. But at least the Islamist savage shared with us his final words. “You drop yours!” OK, so it’s not quite up there with, say, “Top o’ the world, Ma! Top o’ the world!” or “Mother of Mercy, is this the end of Rico?” But Cagney and Robinson had Hollywood scriptwriters. The terrorist du jour was ad-libbing. Besides, “Mother of Mercy, is this the end of Usaamah?” just doesn’t have...
  • The Boston Jihadis and the Left’s War on the Police

    06/05/2015 8:05:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 4, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    The Boston Jihadis and the LeftÂ’s War on the PolicePosted By Robert Spencer On June 4, 2015 @ 12:30 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 56 Comments [1]In Usaama Rahim, the LeftÂ’s war on the police and the Islamic StateÂ’s war on cartoonists of Muhammad have come together. No surprise: they were always in service of the same goals.Usaama Rahim died Tuesday morning in Boston after being shot dead by agents of the Joint Terrorism Task Force. The victimÂ’s brother, the prominent moderate imam Ibrahim Rahim, presented the tragic story stoically, with trust in Allah and a request for prayers: Your...
  • Salem Acquires Disney Stations In Boston & Dallas (poss new Bos home for Rush?)

    06/05/2015 5:55:27 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 6/5/15 | Lance Venta
    Radio Disney continues its sell-off with the divestment of two more stations to Salem Media. Salem’s Pennsylvania Media Associates will acquire 1260 WMKI Boston for $500,000, while Inspiration Media of Texas adds 620 KMKI Plano/Dallas for $3 million. WMKI will becomes Salem’s fourth property in the Boston market joining Christian Preaching “590 The Word” WEZE, “Spirit of Boston” 950 WROL, and Spanish Christian “Radio Luz 1150” WWDJ. The acquisition will lead to questions of whether Salem will bring a Conservative Talk “Answer” to Rush Limbaugh’s need for a new Boston affiliate. KMKI will be Salem’s sixth property in the Dallas...
  • Pamela Geller Reacts To Reported Targeting: "ISIS Is Here", "This Is A War"

    06/04/2015 3:22:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 4, 2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront,” American Freedom Defense Initiative president Pamela Geller reacted to reports that the Boston terror suspect plotted to behead her and said, “This is a war.”
  • The Boston Jihadis and the Left’s War on the Police

    06/04/2015 3:16:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 4, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    In Usaama Rahim, the Left’s war on the police and the Islamic State’s war on cartoonists of Muhammad have come together. No surprise: they were always in service of the same goals. saama Rahim died Tuesday morning in Boston after being shot dead by agents of the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
  • Adriana Cohen: Evidence is clear for strong surveillance

    06/03/2015 6:56:50 PM PDT · by Adriana Cohen News
    Boston Herald ^ | June 3, 2015 | Adriana Cohen
    Good morning Baltimore. Crime is up and arrests are down. Residents are afraid to go outside following the recent surge in homicides, the worst in 15 years. But have no fear, Al Sharpton has come to the rescue to bring peace and harmony to the mean streets of a city near you. America’s law-and-order champion has been calling for the deployment of a federal police force to take over local law enforcement in riot-troubled cities such as Baltimore and Ferguson. “We need the Justice Department to step in and take over policing in this country,” he said. He also suggested...
  • Boston jihadis apparently originally planned to behead Pamela Geller

    06/03/2015 2:45:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 6/3/15 | Robert Spencer
    UPDATE: Apparently the “person outside Massachusetts” they were targeting was Pamela Geller; CNN called her for comment on it. Will the media elites begin to call for her protection and the defense of the freedom of speech? ———- This report doesn’t say who they had in mind, but they do seem to have had someone specific. Hmmmm…who on earth could it be? In any case, they ultimately decided to attack local police instead. So many “provocations,” so little time! “Everett man charged in alleged plot to ‘behead’ police,” by Joe Dwinell and Owen Boss, Boston Herald, June 3, 2015: A...
  • Community Leaders: Video Shows Boston Suspect Was Not Shot In Back

    06/03/2015 2:07:47 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    WOR 710 ^ | 6/3/15
    Community leaders in Boston say they have seen the video of law enforcement officers fatally shooting a terror suspect. Darnell Williams with the Urban League says contrary to some reports, Usaama Rahim was not on a cell phone at the time of the shooting yesterday and was not shot in the back. A second suspect, David Wright, was arrested yesterday in a Boston suburb. ThThe FBI says the terror suspect killed by law enforcement in Boston yesterday had discussed a plan to kill police officers. According to court papers, Usaamah Rahim had discussed the plan by cell phone with David...
  • CAIR Monitoring Boston Terror Plot Investigation; Law Enforcement Sharing Evidence w/Islamic Society

    06/03/2015 1:30:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | June 3, 2015 | Debra Heine
    The anti-police movement appears to be influencing how Islamists in Boston are reacting to the shooting of terror suspect Usaama Rahim and the investigation of David Wright. While some Muslim advocates are attempting to spark inner-city angst over the shooting by exploiting recent events in Ferguson, NYC, and Baltimore, others are putting pressure on the police as they investigate the terror plot. Rahim, the man who was shot by anti-terrorism officers in Boston yesterday, and Wright, the suspect now in custody, were allegedly ISIS-inspired jihadists who had planned to behead a police officer in a plot disturbingly reminiscent of the...
  • Usaamah Rahim, Suspect in Fatal Boston Police Shooting, Was Not Hit in Back: Clergy

    06/03/2015 12:51:40 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6-3-2015 | Tom Winter
    A terror suspect killed by police in Boston was not shot in the back as his family claimed, community leaders said Wednesday after police took the unusual step of showing them footage of the encounter. Usaamah Rahim, 26, was killed Tuesday morning after he was stopped for questioning in a terror investigation. Police said that he threatened them with a military-style knife as officers ordered him to stand down. Rahim's family later claimed that he was on the phone when he was shot, and that he was hit in the back. Police said they showed the surveillance footage to community...
  • Boston ISIS terrorist planned to decapitate cop

    06/03/2015 11:53:39 AM PDT · by mojito · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/3/2015 | Bob Fredericks
    The ISIS-inspired terrorist who was shot dead after menacing a cop and an FBI agent with a large, military-style knife planned to team up with an accomplice and use the blade to behead a police officer, law enforcement sources said Wednesday. “We believe the intent was to behead a police officer,” an official told the Boston Globe. “We knew the plot had to be stopped. They were planning to take action Tuesday.” Usaama Rahim, 26, was fatally shot about 7 a.m. Tuesday in a CVS parking lot in Boston’s Roslindale neighborhood after he refused orders to drop the weapon. Boston...
  • Two men plotted to behead a police officer, official says

    06/03/2015 6:27:24 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 18 replies
    Bos Globe ^ | 6/3/15 | By Maria Cramer, Evan Allen, Laura Crimaldi and Lisa Wangsness
    The man fatally shot by anti-terrorism officers in Boston on Tuesday and the suspect arrested Tuesday night in Everett had conspired to kill a police officer, according to two law enforcement officials briefed on the case. “We believe the intent was to behead a police officer,” one official said Wednesday morning. “We knew the plot had to be stopped. They were planning to take action Tuesday.” (snip)They had a brief exchange near a bus stop, according to an official with knowledge of the investigation, before Rahim lunged with the knife. The weapon was more than a foot long with a...
  • CBS News: 2 Men In Boston Terror Probe Were Communicating About Attacks In U.S. (Wright 6'11, 511#)

    06/03/2015 5:43:52 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 25 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 6/3/15 | CBS Boston
    A man arrested in connection with a terror investigation in Boston will be in federal court Wednesday. David Wright was taken into custody at his home in Everett Tuesday afternoon, hours after a Boston police officer and an FBI agent shot and killed a man who was under 24-hour surveillance by terrorism investigators in Roslindale. According to CBS News, Wright and the man killed, 26-year-old Usaama Rahim, were communicating about attacks in the U.S. and that’s why he was arrested. Investigators are continuing to look for other people both men were communicating with. Wright will face federal charges in U.S....
  • Brother of Usaama Rahim, Terror Suspect Shot to Death in Boston, Lives in Oakland, Asks For Prayers

    06/02/2015 8:12:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 6/2 | Michelle Roberts
    A man with ties to the Bay Area was shot and killed by police in Boston on Tuesday. Officials say the suspect was being followed by the Joint Terrorism Task Force and was wielding a military-style knife at officers. Officials told NBC News the officer and agent had been investigating whether the man, identified as Usaama Rahim, had become radicalized by ISIS-inspired social media messages. The man’s brother, who is from Oakland, is asking for prayers. Back on the East Coast, the case remains under investigation.
  • Black Knives Matter! (terror police shoot man dead in B)

    06/02/2015 12:11:59 PM PDT · by Robert357 · 16 replies
    "....At a rainy press conference near the crime scene, Commissioner Evans described the man as in "mid 20s", travelling on foot, and carrying a black "military-style knife". Some US media have reported the weapon as a machete. The suspect was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The two officers are in hospital to be examined for stress, but did not suffer physical injuries, police said...."
  • Medicine's Hidden Roots in an Ancient Manuscript

    06/02/2015 10:45:22 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 1, 2015 | Mark Schrope
    A Syriac scholar at Philipps University in Marburg, Germany, Dr. Kessel was sitting in the library of the manuscript's owner, a wealthy collector of rare scientific material in Baltimore. At that moment, Dr. Kessel realized that just three weeks earlier, in a library at Harvard University, he had seen a single orphaned page that was too similar to these pages to be coincidence. The manuscript he held contained a hidden translation of an ancient, influential medical text by Galen of Pergamon, a Greco-Roman physician and philosopher who died in 200 A.D. It was missing pages and Dr. Kessel was suddenly...
  • Boston police: Man killed by FBI agent, cop in terror probe

    06/02/2015 9:26:59 AM PDT · by islander-11 · 22 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/2/15 | Owen Boss
    An armed man in his 20s being surveilled by the FBI counterterrorism unit was shot and killed by an FBI agent and a Boston police officer in Roslindale this morning, according to Boston Police Commissioner William Evans. "He was on foot, under surveillance," Evans said. "The officers have been surveilling him and again they wanted to speak to him ... and he turned and our officers gave several commands for him to drop the weapon and unfortunately he came at the officers and they did what they were trained to do and that's never an easy decision for any officer...
  • Evans: Police, FBI killed armed man in Roslindale (terrorist surveillance)

    06/02/2015 6:38:23 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/2/15 | Owen Boss
    An armed man in his 20s being surveilled by the FBI counterterrorism unit was shot and killed by an FBI agent and a Boston police officer in Roslindale this morning, according to Boston Police Commissioner William Evans. Evans said the suspect was wielding a large military-style black knife. FBI Special Agent in Charge Vincent B. Lisi is at the scene, and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh is expected as well, FBI spokeswoman Kristin Setera told the Herald. Dozens of police officers have swarmed the small shopping plaza and officers are seeking surveillance video from a nearby Dunkin' Donuts, employees said....
  • Can Christians Believe in Science and the Resurrection?

    04/03/2015 8:05:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/03/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    WASHINGTON — Was the resurrection of Jesus Christ an anti-scientific event? This question was discussed at a March 13 conference on science and religion hosted by The American Association for the Advancement of Science's Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion.At the end of a panel on "Science Engagement in Congregations," an audience member who identified himself as a rabbi said "the elephant in the room has not been discussed," which he identified as, "that the fundamental basis of Christianity is a violation of nature."He began his remarks by recalling another event he attended at a Presbyterian church. An audience member...
  • Boston STILL has snow piles - and they're filled with trash

    05/29/2015 2:53:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/28/15
    Lingering snow piles from the record-setting New England winter continue to plague the Boston area, even as the weather turns summer-like. A 75-foot-high snow mound in Boston's Seaport District has been reduced to a three-story pile of dirt and trash — including bicycles, traffic cones and even half a $5 bill — that remains encrusted in solid ice. In Boston, 108.6 inches of snow broke a two-decade-old record this past winter.
  • Incoming Boston University professor talks about the time she impersonated another woman online

    05/22/2015 7:41:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 05.21.15 | Charlotte Wilder and Allison Manning
    Incoming Boston University sociology professor Saida Grundy was convicted of a misdemeanor in 2008 after she made a fake account for another woman on an adult website. Grundy was a graduate student at the University of Michigan at the time. Grundy first gained widespread attention this month because of tweets in which she called white, college-aged males a “problem population.” She’s most recently been in the news due to comments she posted on a Facebook thread in February, when she argued with a woman who’d been sexually assaulted. ... Grundy was charged with felony counts of identity theft and using...
  • Shattuck: Marty Walsh, IndyCar dare us to think fast

    05/22/2015 9:51:18 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 1 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 05-22-15 | Tom Shattuck
    In 2009, the eulogy for the Boston driver rang out over City Hall Plaza. “The car is no longer king in Boston” decreed Mayor Thomas M. Menino. And with that was born an Emerald Necklace of biking and pedestrian accommodations that suffocated every major travel route in the Hub. Travel went from slowish to stoppish. Though Logan International Airport is 2.5 miles from downtown, there are days when it is quicker to get to Worcester. The Big Dig was supposed to make this better. It didn’t. Ponytailed boomers and dandified greenies preen openly, sheathed in exhibitionist spandex, as they cycle...
  • Why Boston Must Be Evangelized

    05/21/2015 6:01:25 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 4 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 2/21/15 | Steve Berman
    If Samuel Adams were to time-travel and suddenly appear on Purchase Street in Boston, a block or two from South Station, he wouldn’t recognize much of his old city.  His church however, is still there (the Old South Congregational Church, now known as the Old South Meeting House, one of the birthplaces of the American Revolution). When Adams was in Boston, it was a Christian city.  His alma mater, Harvard College, trained mainly ministers of the Gospel—but also quite a few politicians like himself.  Adams would not recognize Boston in any sense as a spiritual place these days.  The shells...
  • FBI director faces grilling by House panel on Benghazi, data leaks (LIVE THREAD)

    06/13/2013 7:18:48 AM PDT · by don-o · 138 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 13, 2013
    Members of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday will question outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller on investigations of the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, the Boston Marathon bombings, and recent leaks of classified government information. Mueller was to undergo questioning by the committee on these and other issues in what will be his final appearance before the panel. His last day on the job is Sept. 4. The Justice Department revealed last month that it had secretly gathered emails of Fox News correspondent James Rosen and phone records of The Associated Press in an effort to crack...
  • Stop crying moonbats: Tsarnaev jury served up justice

    05/17/2015 11:49:28 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 25 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 15, 2015 | Howie Carr
    Thank you, jury! In case you had any lingering doubts about the wisdom of these 12 good men and women, consider the scurvy crew that’s frothing at the mouth over the fate of the tousle-haired All-American boy on the cover of Rolling Stone. Moonbats, NPR, The Boston Globe, terrorists — but I repeat myself. A crackpot nun was flown up here from New Orleans five times on the taxpayers’ dime to gaze into Tousle Hair’s dreamy brown eyes and attest to his EBT card-carrying Third World hunkiness. The Joker gives the courthouse camera the finger, and now the jury gives...
  • Death Sentence for Boston Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Unsettles City He Tore Apart

    05/17/2015 10:33:53 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 74 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 16, 2015 | Katharine Q. Seelye, Abby Goodnough and Jess Bidgood
    Since a federal jury on Friday sentenced the convicted bomber to death, the [Boston Marathon] finish line suddenly seems to be a place of ambivalence. Fresh flowers are accumulating. A sense of sorrow lingers in the air. Sightseers who come to snap a photo feel a little self-conscious. Residents train their gaze on the line, and the conversations turn to death — and disappointment. “I was shocked,” said Scott Larson, 47, a records manager who works near the finish line. “The death penalty — for Boston.” To many, the death sentence almost feels like a blot on the city’s collective...
  • Why Boston Is Queasy About the Tsarnaev Death Sentence

    05/16/2015 9:07:19 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 82 replies
    Politico ^ | May 16, 2015 | TOM KEANE
    BOSTON - APRIL 8: Camille Lerner, 21, of Boston, painted the words 'B Strong' on the window of Sugar Heaven on Boylston Street, across from the Finish Line where the first bomb went off, after the verdict came down in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Boston on April 8, 2015. No victim of the Boston Marathon bombings was more poignant, perhaps, than eight-year-old Martin Richard. It was a photo of a smiling Martin, who was from Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, holding up a handmade sign saying, “No more hurting people,” that seemed to underscore the callousness of the acts and...