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  • Lindenhurst family receives racially charged letter in mailbox, told to leave town

    05/24/2015 6:16:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    WPIX-TV ^ | May 23, 2015 | Christopher Brito
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)LINDENHURST, N.Y. (PIX11)– Suffolk County police are investigating a possible hate crime targeting an African-American family in Lindenhurst. Ronica Copes, a resident of the suburban neighborhood, received a letter saying “YOU DON’T BELONG HERE” and other hateful words on Thursday. Understandably so, she was disappointed at the sight of the hateful letter. “Unbelievable but then it’s not…our daily reality, I’ve just never seen it in this form,” Copes posted on Facebook. The writer of the flyer who says “Lidenhurst is 84 percent white” urges Copes in bold capital letters to “LEAVE AS SOON SHE CAN” because “IT WILL BE BETTER...
  • The Latest in Cleveland: Cafe Patrons Pepper-Sprayed (Not by police, though)

    05/24/2015 7:18:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WSYX-TV / The Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2015 | Sean Rowe
    9:10 a.m. Officials say some protesters angry over the acquittal of a police officer charged in the deaths of two unarmed suspects became violent and turned on bystanders, including some who pepper-sprayed patrons sitting at outdoor cafes downtown. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams says 71 people were arrested Saturday night after a day of mostly peaceful protests turned more aggressive. Williams said Sunday at a news conference with Mayor Frank Jackson that another protester threw a restaurant sign at a patron, striking him in the head. He says bystanders were also accosted in at least one other instance....
  • Unilever to close last Md. factory (Baltimore, 137 layoffs)

    05/23/2015 8:53:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 12, 2015 | Natalie Sherman
    Unilever plans to move production of vegetable oil and margarine spreads from Baltimore to Kansas beginning at the end of the month, shutting its Baltimore plant and laying off 137 workers. The consumer goods giant plans to shift operations from its Southwest Avenue factory to Olathe, Kansas, where it performs similar work and embarked on a $152.5 million expansion in 2013. Unilever informed Maryland regulators of the layoffs, which begin this month, in a notice last month, as required by the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. The plant is slated to close by the end of September. The Southwest...
  • Coal-mine companies expect 2,267 layoffs

    05/23/2015 8:35:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch / The Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2015 | Jonathan Mattise
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Appalachian coal mining suffered a double blow on Friday, as Murray Energy announced plans to lay off more than 1,800 miners, most from West Virginia, and Alpha Natural Resources told 439 more Mountain State miners they could be out of work. The announcements continue a grim employment trend for the Appalachian coalfields. On Friday, St. Clairsville, Ohio-based Murray Energy said it told 1,417 workers at five West Virginia mines that their jobs must be eliminated....
  • Three Cleveland demonstrators arrested during protest in front of Quicken Loans Arena

    05/23/2015 4:27:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | May 23, 2015 | Adam Ferrise
    A protester is taken into custody by a Cleveland police officer in a clash during demonstrations that followed the acquittal of police officer Michael Brelo. Brelo was charged with manslaughter in the November 2012 shooting deaths of two unarmed people.CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland police officers took at least three people into custody during protests following the Michael Brelo verdict. Northeast Ohio Media Group reporters and photographers witnessed at least three people taken into custody following a clash with police about 6:20 p.m. outside Quicken Loans Arena. Police officers showed pepper spray cans to others who rushed towards the fight. Most...
  • A Narrative Of Convenient Paranoia – Waco Police Claim Threats From Non-Existent Motorcycle Gangs….

    05/22/2015 8:13:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 22, 2015 | Sundance
    Alternate Headline = Waco Police Now Claim They Are Being Attacked By Clint Eastwood and an Orangutan Named Clyde. (ie. Waco PD Leak Security Bulletin To CNN) ♦ Waco Research Thread 1 – The initial Shooting As Reported ♦ Waco Research Thread 2 – LEO Affidavits Inconsistent With Spokesperson Claims ♦ Waco Research Thread 3 – The Waco Police Narrative Continues To Evolve ♦ Waco Research Thread 4 – CCTV Video Refutes Original 3 Days of Police Claims ♦ Waco Research Thread 5 – Listen to the Waco PD Radio Traffic ♦ Waco Research Thread 6 – 14 Officers Were...
  • Virginia Citizen: Dave Brat Speaks Truth on Immigration

    05/22/2015 7:53:57 PM PDT · by RightSideNews · 5 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | 5/22/15 | Suzanne Ircink
    I am a citizen in Congressman Dave Brat’s District 7, and I am not alone in being extremely proud of him for speaking out on the danger of ISIS and Dave’s seeking to make all citizens aware of the danger of ISIS recruits joining our military. I can scarcely believe that voices have been raised in denial of this threat, when as a Nation we were horrified when one of our own, a Major in the US Army, screamed “Allahu Akbar” and began mowing down his fellow unarmed soldiers, filling the Fort Hood mortuary. Perhaps you have forgotten when Army...
  • Slow Speed Pursuit in Southern CA

    05/22/2015 6:46:17 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 14 replies
    KCBS Los Angeles ^ | 5/22/2015 | none
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  • $100 billion Saudi built-from-scratch city to be ready by 2035

    05/22/2015 6:40:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    KOMO-TV / The Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2015 | Karin Laub
    SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan - A $100 billion city-from-scratch in Saudi Arabia is to be completed by 2035 and will serve as the main logistics and manufacturing hub for countries on the Red Sea, the world's "largest new emerging market," said the CEO of the company in charge of the mega-project. The business model of an entire city being built by the private sector was so unusual that it required adjustments in the beginning, said Fahd al-Rasheed, the Group CEO of Emaar Economic City (EEC), which is building the King Abdullah Economic City. "Putting that first phase together is the most...
  • Would You Like Fries With That Demonstration?

    05/21/2015 1:22:43 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 13 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 21, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the "minimum wage hike" protests today at McDonald's Oak Brook headquarters... On a cool May morning, as McDonalds’ shareholders met to determine the fast food giant’s future course, some 2000 protesters, hailing from as far as Kansas City and New York, descended upon them to present a list of demands. Raise the starting wage to $15/hour, they threatened, lest the company be forever branded with such monikers as Exploiter, Villain, Robber Baron and Tyrant! The Chicago Tribune, newspaper of record in the blighted metro area that McDonald’s calls home, was happy to give front page coverage to these...
  • A Few Thoughts on the Waco Biker Shootout

    05/21/2015 11:35:16 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 34 replies
    chrishernandezauthor ^ | 21 May 15 | Chris Hernandez
    So this Waco thing has caught my interest, mostly because of all the dumb things being said about it. I’m no expert and have no direct connection to the Waco Biker shootout, nor do I have access to anything more than media reports. However, based on my experience as a patrolman, assistant active shooter instructor and soldier I’ve made a few observations and educated guesses about what happened. 1) I predict we’ll soon learn most or all of the dead bikers were shot by police officers I base this on a couple things, but the biggest one is a...
  • RI: Supreme Court Enforces Shall Issue law

    05/21/2015 6:04:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Rhode Island is generally thought of as a "shall issue" concealed carry state.  That perception has been reinforced by a ruling of the Rhode Island Supreme Court from April 24, 2015.  From providencejournal.com:  In early 2012, Norman T. Gadomski Jr. applied to Joseph H. Tavares, then the chief of the East Providence Police Department, for a permit to carry a concealed handgun as provided under Rhode Island General Law 11-41-11. This law says a municipality’s issuing authority “shall issue” a permit if specified requirements are met.  It is well known among members of the gun-owning community that certain chiefs...
  • Gang Bust: 71 Alleged Members of the Grape Street Crips Arrested For Drugs, Murder In New Jersey

    05/20/2015 8:55:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Patch ^ | May 20, 2015 | Eric Kiefer
    The gang allegedly “controlled drug trafficking” in Newark, plotted to kill an FBI agent and intimidated witnesses.Authorities have arrested and charged 71 alleged members and associates of the Grape Street Crips, alleging that the suspects controlled drug-trafficking and other illegal activities in various neighborhoods and public-housing complexes in Newark. In addition to drug-trafficking across large swaths of Newark, the Grape Street Crips – who were founded in Los Angeles but also operate in New Jersey - routinely engaged in acts of violence that included murder, shootings, aggravated assaults and witness intimidation, authorities stated in a release. To protect their gang...
  • Abortion doc to pro-lifers “Paybacks are gonna be hell”

    05/20/2015 7:02:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | saynsumthn
    In February I posted a video showing Florida abortionist James Gordon Gengelbach outside the Bread and Roses abortion clinic in Clearwater telling a pro-life demonstrator that he is not allowed to take and or post his picture online. He threatened to call his lawyer as well. Gengelbach Payback hell abortion IMAGE ON LINK This week, the abortionist told a group of demonstrators that showed up at his home, “We know who you are, we know where you live, we know where you work, paybacks are gonna be hell.” Kinda sounded like a threat. “Paybacks are gonna be hell!” , the...
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott favors wet rub barbecue, outrage ensues

    05/20/2015 6:04:50 AM PDT · by Marcus · 45 replies
    Houston Politics Examiner ^ | May 15, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    Texans argue about a lot of things, including political issues such as education, healthcare and, of course, illegal immigration. But nothing gets the denizens of the Lone Star State exercised more, with the possible exception of football, than barbecue, more specifically the wet rub vs. dry rub question. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott recently came down on the wet rub side of the controversy. The San Antonio Current pretty much proposed revoking the governor’s Texas citizenship for this heresy. “Everyone knows” that real barbecue does not need sauce. It is all in the smoking technique.
  • Rick Harrison of ‘Pawn Stars’ hosting Marco Rubio fundraiser

    05/19/2015 11:35:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | May 19, 2015 | Kyle Roerink
    The head honcho of the Las Vegas-based TV show “Pawn Stars” will host a birthday party fundraiser for GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio. Rick Harrison and his wife, Deanna, will host the bash May 28 at their home, along with Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison, who is Rubio’s Nevada campaign chairman. Harrison has been a vocal critic of President Barack Obama and has appeared on conservative TV shows. The Marco Rubio for President campaign paid for the invitations. The Florida senator is a frontrunner in the GOP primary hunt that has five other mainstream candidates: U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and...
  • Chargers, Raiders, Carson complete NFL stadium land deal

    05/19/2015 5:27:11 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 33 replies
    OC Register ^ | 5/19/2015 | Scott Reid
    SAN FRANCISCO - The Chargers, Raiders and Carson city officials completed a land deal Tuesday morning that will enable a $1.65-billion stadium to be built next to the I-405 freeway that eliminates another hurdle for the NFL's return to the Los Angeles-Orange County market. The deed for 157 acres was transferred to the Carson Reclamation Joint Powers Authority Tuesday. Following a model used to develop and finance Levi's Stadium, the 49ers' new home in Santa Clara, the CRJPA will lease the land to a stadium authority, likely made up of Carson City Council members who in turn will rent the...
  • Thugs try to rob a competitive shooter and gravely pay for it

    05/19/2015 6:54:35 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 30 replies
    Firearm User Network ^ | May 18, 2015 | John M. Buol Jr.
    A doctor was leaving home to compete in a shooting competition held at Magnolia Pistol Range in Byram, MS at approximately 7:45 AM. While making several trips to his truck, two males happened upon him, took him captive at gunpoint, and forced him drive to an ATM to withdraw money. When an opportunity arose, the doctor/competitive shooter retrieved a handgun and shot one of his captors. . . .
  • Ted Cruz Talks to Business Leaders on June 1 (Concord, New Hampshire)

    05/18/2015 10:28:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Patch ^ | May 18, 2015 | Tony Schinella
    The New Hampshire House Business Caucus, in partnership with the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, will host its fourth in a series of business roundtables with presidential candidates, on Monday, June 1, at 9 a.m. at The Draft restaurant, 67 South Main St. in Concord, according to a press statement. The featured speaker, and declared presidential candidate, will be Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. “The momentum continues to build as we have more and more candidates take part in this series. We have had a terrific response and level of interest from the business community, the candidates, and state elected...
  • 'It Makes Me Sick': Vet Says His American, Marine Corps Flags Were Stolen

    05/16/2015 1:16:00 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 5 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | May 15 2015 | as sen on Fox and Friends
    An Indiana veteran says his treasured flags have been stolen from his home. Derek Holly, who served our country for five years, has flown Old Glory and a Marine Corps flag at his home since 2013. But Wednesday, he noticed that they had gone missing. “It makes me sick, it’s completely disrespectful to myself, to veterans that have gone and those who have come to serve,” he said. Holly told Fox 59 that he doesn’t know why someone would steal his flags. He also had a message for the person who stole them. “If you return them, great. If you...
  • Former Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona freed from prison early

    05/15/2015 9:31:32 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 7 replies
    OC Register ^ | May 14, 2015 | TONY SAAVEDRA, SCOTT SCHWEBKE AND JODIE TILLMAN
    His departure from public life was nasty, dramatic and well-documented. But former Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona got out of prison this week in a far different manner: Quietly, and somewhat mysteriously. Carona, 59, has left a federal prison medical center in Lexington, Ky., said Kenny Coleman, the center’s camp administrator, on Thursday. Carona served 52 months of a 66-month sentence for felony witness tampering.
  • NYC will get 500 solar-powered food carts this summer (100 earmarked for disabled veterans)

    05/15/2015 1:37:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Treehugger ^ | May 12, 2015 | Derek Markham
    In a pilot program designed to reduce GHG emissions and safety risks and provide better clean food preparation in mobile food vending, the Big Apple will be home to the next generation of eco-friendly food carts.Food carts, while being convenient for consumers and a good small business venture for foodies and entrepreneurs, are also a source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and air pollution, as well as being potential public safety hazards from their onboard propane tanks. And in a metropolis like New York City, with some 8000 mobile food carts on the streets, the environmental and health effects of...
  • GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash

    05/14/2015 6:42:56 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    Got News.com ^ | May 13, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    BREAKING: GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash UPDATED W/ PHOTOS! May 13, 2015 by Charles C. Johnson 184 Comments Gotnews.com has independently identified the engineer at the center of the Amtrak crash that has killed at least seven. Brandon Bostian is the 32-year-old gay man who lawyered up after a deadly derailment in Philadelphia. The train was reportedly going twice the speed limit.
  • Freddie Gray case: Grand jury indictments expected soon

    05/14/2015 3:50:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | May 13, 2015 | Andrew Branca
    Prosecutors may use Grand Jury proceeding to modify charges.The Baltimore Sun is reporting that defense counsel for the six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray anticipate that they will receive formal grand jury indictments within the next two weeks. At present the officers are charged in District Court, which is a lower-level court not suited to the severity of the charges (which include second-degree depraved-heart murder.) Accordingly, it has always been anticipated that the charges would be moved to the Circuit Court, where jury trials are held, and where a probable cause hearing on those charges is already...
  • Family of Georgia Black Man Found Hanging From Tree Wants Answers

    05/14/2015 2:11:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 11, 2015 | Samantha Allen
    The mother and sisters of Roosevelt Champion III, who was found dead Monday, tell The Daily Beast he was being questioned in the death of a white woman—and doubt he killed himself.GREENSBORO, Ga.—A body hanging from a tree. For the mother of any black man living in the South, it’s an image laden with awful symbolism. “It hurt,” JoAnn Henderson said of learning Monday morning that her son, Roosevelt Champion III, 43, had been found hanged from a tree behind a home on Martin Luther King Drive. “It really hurt.” Henderson and I were standing some hours later in the...
  • Wells Fargo executive, midshipman, AP staffer among dead in Amtrak crash

    05/13/2015 3:48:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    WPVI-TV ^ | May 13, 2015
    PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Wells Fargo has confirmed that one of their executives has been confirmed as one of the seven people who died in an Amtrak train derailment on Tuesday night. The VP has been identified as Abid Gilani. "It is with great sadness that Wells Fargo confirms that Abid Gilani, a valued member of our Commercial Real Estate division, has passed away. Our hearts go out to all those impacted by this tragedy." the company said in a statement. A U.S. Naval Academy midshipman and an Associated Press staffer are also among those who are confirmed dead. ABC News...
  • Zenith Education Group lays off 131 people at Thornton call center (Colorado)

    05/13/2015 12:02:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Denver Business Journal ^ | May 11, 2015 | Caitlin Hendee, digital producer & social engagement manager
    Zenith Education Group, a Minnesota-based provider of career-school training and operator of Everest College campuses in metro Denver, is laying off 131 people at its Thornton call center. "We had a reduction in the student population and we are merging some call centers to the one located in Tampa," said Zenith spokesperson Krissy Humenesky, referring to a call center at an Everest college in Florida. Zenith, an affiliate of ECMC Group Inc., last December entered into a deal with Corinthian Colleges to take over 56 Everest and WyoTech campuses in 17 states across the country, including Colorado. Earlier this month,...
  • Middle Tennessee Gun Exchange

    05/13/2015 6:14:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I was walking across the bridge from the LP Field parking lot to the NRA Meeting in Nashville, when I came across three active members of this group.  They are members of a civic minded service organization that saw a need and decided to fill it.   They created a local gun exchange that allows like minded individuals to find each other and trade and sell firearms privately.  They do this purely as a civic virtue; they make no money at it.   They have only been in existence for three years, and have about 10,000 members. This is the sort...
  • Mims, other law enforcement leaders press feds for immigration reform (Fresno Co. Sheriff)

    05/12/2015 5:54:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | May 12, 2015 | Michael Doyle
    WASHINGTON — • Between 10% and 15% of Fresno County Jail inmates are unauthorized immigrants • Local law enforcement struggles with the cost of federal immigration laws • A divided Capitol Hill signals that a quick fix isn’t likely Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims on Tuesday joined other law enforcement officers at the White House in trying to make an arresting case for comprehensive immigration reform. But with Congress stalled and immediate Capitol Hill progress extremely unlikely, Mims and her uniformed allies know they must aim long. “We’re not as close as we have been in the past for Congress...
  • Man shot, killed by police on Westside (Jacksonville, Florida)

    05/12/2015 3:18:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    WJXT-TV ^ | May 12, 2015 | Vic Micolucci, General assignment reporter
    Police: Officers serving eviction notice at neighboring apartment threatened by man with gun.JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Jacksonville man is dead after two police officers shot at him during a confrontation on the Westside. But the man's relatives -- and their attorney -- are raising questions about what happened. “The family is very upset. They want answers and they want them now, but they also want calm,” attorney Eric Block said. “They want everybody to behave themselves. They want everybody to let the truth come out.” The two officers involved -- 25-year Jacksonville Sheriff's Office veteran Steve Srozinski and 24-year JSO...
  • Military Bases Under Heightened Security After Threats

    05/10/2015 8:25:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Patch ^ | May 10, 2015 | Karen Wall and Beth Dalbey
    Amid concerns of ISIS attacks on U.S. soil, threat level raised to “Bravo” for the fifth time since 2001 terrorist attacks.Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and other military installations are under heightened security, along with other bases around the country, after an unverified threat by ISIS that it has soldiers trained in more than a dozen states and ready to strike. The Joint Base released a statement on its Facebook page on Friday, saying, “Due to activities worldwide, the U.S. Northern Command directed an increase in force protection measures at all Department of Defense installations. As a result, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst...
  • SC: Tragic Homeowner Shootings Can be Avoided

    05/10/2015 4:43:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A police officer shot a homeowner who had confronted armed criminals  attempting a break in, just moments before.  The police say that they homeowner refused to drop his firearm.  From thestate.com: A sheriff's deputy responding to a home invasion shot the homeowner in the neck Thursday because he refused to drop his gun, authorities said. Two deputies from the Charleston County Sheriff's Office encountered the man at the rear of his mobile home in Hollywood, South Carolina, after two other men fled on bicycles, Sheriff's Maj. Eric Watson said in a news release. The man was either leaving or...
  • FL: Grandfather, bit by Family Pit Bull, borrows 9mm to Save 63-Year-Old Roommate

    05/09/2015 6:16:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The initial attack caused these wounds. In Florida, a savage dog attack reinforced the efficacy of firearms for personal defense.  In this case, the person who used the firearm did not even own it.  He had been attacked by his Grandson's dog, and had jumped over a fence to escape the attack.   While there, he heard screaming at his house, and discovered that the pit bull was now attacking his roommate, David Brasher, who was 63 years old.  From wpbf.com: David Brashear was taken to Lawnwood Regional Hospital with severe bites and lacerations on his arms. He was listed...
  • Racist Kentucky Judge Needs New Career ASAP

    05/08/2015 5:53:41 PM PDT · by kathsua · 4 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | May 8th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    Racist Kentucky Judge Olu Stevens should be removed from office for his mistreatment of the parents of a small child who may have at least a borderline case of PTSD. On March 21, 2013, two armed black men [Gregory Wallace and Marquis MacAfee] broke into Jordan and Tommy Gray’s home near Buechel, Ken., while their 3-year old daughter was watching SpongeBob Squarepants and robbed the couple at gunpoint. “Two years later when Gregory Wallace was about to be sentenced, Jordan wrote in a victim impact statement that her daughter was still ‘in constant fear of black men.’”
  • Hispanic barbecue owners to host ‘White Appreciation Day’ at Colorado eatery

    05/08/2015 1:34:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 8, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)DENVER — Black History Month is February. Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. And at one Colorado barbecue joint, June 11 is White Appreciation Day. Two Hispanic restaurant owners, Edgar Antillon and Miguel Jiminez, who recently bought Rubbin Buttz BBQ in Milliken, Colorado, have decided to offer a 10 percent discount that day to white customers. “We have a whole month for Black History Month,” Mr. Antillon told 9News in Denver. “We have a whole month for Hispanic Heritage Month, so we thought the least we could do was offer one day to appreciate white Americans.” It...
  • SC: Wheelchairs, "Golf Carts", Road Rage, and Concealed Carry

    05/07/2015 2:41:54 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Mr. Allen has exited the "golf cart" and is drawing a concealed handgun Robert A. Heinlein wrote that an armed society is a polite society.    Many in the gun culture echo this sentiment.   Every firearms trainer that I have met paraphrases it in some way.  Here is an example: Carrying a firearm is a tremendous responsibility.   The results of having to use the firearm will follow you the rest of your life.   The best way to avoid using it is to avoid confrontations.   Be quick to apologize, and ready to walk away from conflict.   Except for "walking" this advice...
  • Suspect in rape of 75-year-old woman bonds out of jail

    05/07/2015 12:03:07 PM PDT · by Reverend Saltine · 8 replies
    KOB.com ^ | May6, 2015 | By: KOB.com Web Staff and Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
    Suspect in rape of 75-year-old woman bonds out of jail, APD says release 'troubling' Updated: 05/06/2015 5:58 PM | Created: 05/06/2015 2:55 PM By: KOB.com Web Staff and Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4 Ernest Casias, the man accused of raping and nearly killing a 75-year-old Albuquerque woman, was released from jail Wednesday after posting bond after a judge lowered it from half a million dollars to $50,000 cash/surety. It comes after police say Casias promised to turn himself in at a specific place and time, then didn't show up. He then allegedly refused to leave a home for around...
  • JITC to hold Change of Responsibility Ceremony.

    05/06/2015 9:34:08 AM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Herald/Review
    FORT HUACHUCA — The Joint Interoperability Test Command will conduct a change of responsibility ceremony between Sgt. Maj. Lewis Brown, outgoing senior enlisted leader, and Sgt. Maj. Monekia Denkins, incoming senior enlisted leader, May 21 at 10 a.m. in the Greely Hall auditorium here. A retirement ceremony for Brown will immediately follow. The public is invited to attend this event. For more information, please contact Maranda Flynn, (520) 538-2608.
  • Two charged with robbing, shooting off-duty Oak Park police officer (Illinois)

    05/05/2015 9:45:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 5, 2015 | Luke Wilusz
    Two teens have been charged with the armed robbery and shooting of an off-duty Oak Park police officer early Sunday on the Far South Side. The officer, 57, was at his garage in the 300 block of West 103rd Place getting ready to go to work at 5:13 a.m. when 18-year-old Taiwan McNeal and a 17-year-old David Bush approached him and one of them produced a handgun, according to Chicago Police. The unarmed robber began to search the officer, at which point the officer drew his weapon and exchanged gunfire with the armed suspect, police said. The officer was shot...
  • B Troop finally comes home.

    05/05/2015 7:34:27 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Robert Charette
    Despite its esteemed perch among Fort Huachuca’s decorated iconography, it wasn’t until just last Friday when the 4th Cavalry Regiment B Troop could finally have a place to call home. “For all those years, B Troop never really had its own facility,” B Troop program coordinator Christopher Zimmerman said in his introductory remarks to an assorted crowd in front of the 4th Cavalry’s pristine new horse stables.
  • Violence not related to Freddie Gray on the increase in Baltimore

    05/05/2015 7:00:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/05/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    Eight murders and 12 shootings in the Maryland city that are completely unrelated to anything to do with the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray The Baltimore Sun reports in the week since protests turned into major riots, violent crime unrelated to the riots has gone up. Since last Tuesday, there have been eight murders and 12 shootings in the Maryland city that are completely unrelated to anything to do with the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. During the same period of time last year, there was one homicide and five shootings.
  • The toxic implication that Pamela Geller had last night’s terror attack in Texas coming

    05/04/2015 8:18:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 4, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    When political commentators note that there is no justification for sexual violence, they aren’t adhering to doctrinal feminism but the tenets of civilized Western thought. No woman, a responsible citizen would say, invites violence merely because their assailant was uncontrollably stimulated by their victim’s choice of attire. This is such a bedrock principle of human decency that it barely needs to be said. Only the most brutish and crude among us would contend otherwise. Why then does it appear vogue to imply that a terrorist attack on a Texas American Freedom Defense Initiative event organized by the group’s president, Pamela...
  • More than the police politicians need to wear body cameras

    05/04/2015 6:31:50 PM PDT · by GilGil · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/3/2015 | Tanzina Vega
    Washington has a new answer to growing concerns about police brutality: body cameras. After a series of controversial -- and deadly -- confrontations between law enforcement officers and minorities, the Department of Justice is launching a $20 million pilot program to implement body cameras nationwide. The department will spend another $1 million to study the impact of cameras. Meanwhile, cameras are being backed by members of both parties, with Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton calling them a tool to "increase transparency and accountability." In March, Sen. Rand Paul, a GOP presidential candidate, and several Democrats introduced a bill to establish...
  • Albuquerque police arrest man accused of beating, raping 75-year-old

    05/04/2015 12:37:35 PM PDT · by Reverend Saltine · 15 replies
    KRQE News 13 ^ | May 4, 2015 | KRQE News 13
    Albuquerque police arrest man accused of beating, raping 75-year-old Ernest Casias Ernest Casias ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The man accused in of beating and raping an elderly woman is now behind bars. Albuquerque Police have arrested 56-year-old Ernest Casias. In early March, police found a 75-year-old woman at her apartment near Academy and McKinney. A co-worker called APD, saying she hadn’t seen her show up. According to police, she had been raped and then violently beaten. According to the criminal complaint, Casias and the woman may have been working to start a business and that she had already paid Casias around...
  • UT: Armed Man Stops Crime Spree, Media notices!

    05/04/2015 6:03:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A small number of violent criminals commit a large number of violent crimes.   These criminals only recognize naked force;  sometimes the person with a gun who stops them is a victim who is armed; sometimes it is a concerned citizen; sometimes it is the police.  In this case in Utah, the criminal committed multiple crimes in one morning, with multiple warrants for his arrest pending prior to that.  From fox13now.com: FOX 13 News’ Robert Boyd reports a resident of an apartment was nearly hit at some point as the suspects drove through a grassy area during their escape. “I...
  • 2 Dead in Texas: Shots in competition for Muhammad cartoons

    05/03/2015 6:59:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Bild (Germany) ^ | May 4, 2015
    Garland - shock moment in Texas! In a controversial competition with cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed shots were fired near Dallas. An official in special operations outfit said the visitors towards the end of the event on Sunday evening (local time) at the Curtis Culwell Center in the city of Garland, the shots were fired in front of the building. The venue was cordoned off immediately. As US media reports, two suspects were shot. They had tried the event had to approach with a bomb. In the shootout, therefore also a security guard was injured. Planten the perpetrators may have...
  • Man Murders Essex County Teacher; Cops Shoot Killer (New Jersey)

    05/03/2015 6:38:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Patch ^ | May 2, 2015 | Eric Kiefer
    An Essex County man shot and killed the mother of his child - a 27-year-old teacher - in front of her East Orange home on Friday. A police officer on the scene then shot the man in response. According to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, 42-year-old Andre Higgs, of Watchung, shot Latrena May, a teacher at Pride Academy in East Orange, after she flagged down a police officer during an argument outside May’s home around 10 p.m. May was pronounced dead at the scene. Higgs was taken to a hospital; details about his condition were not available. He will face...
  • The Owners of the Out Hotel on Why They Hosted Ted Cruz and the Backlash From the Gay Community

    05/03/2015 3:47:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer ^ | May 1, 2015 | Carl Swanson
    Ten days ago, the real-estate investor Ian Reisner and his business and former romantic partner Mati Weiderpass — who, among other things, own the Out Hotel on West 42nd Street — had a dinner party at the duplex they still own together on Central Park South. Their guest that night was the vehemently conservative Texas senator and Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, and his wife. Their old friend Kalman Sporn, an advisor to Cruz’s team on the Middle East, was the man who brought them all together, and after the food, they settled into the Art Deco chairs and had...
  • Jobs elusive for 40% of area poor: Survey respondents still struggling

    05/03/2015 1:41:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette's Local ^ | May 3, 2015 | Sherry Slater
    A survey targeting local low-income families has found that 40 percent of respondents felt they have very little or no job security, according to results being released this week. That kind of instability makes it challenging to commit to car loans, apartment leases and tuition payments – steps often necessary to improving a family’s economic standing. Of those participating in the survey, more than 1 in 2 has received free groceries or meals and about 1 in 4 has needed help with housing, utilities or health care. The 502 responses reflect the experiences of those who continue to struggle in...
  • Sadness, disappointment in Philippines after Pacquiao defeat

    05/03/2015 6:23:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Sadness and disappointment gripped Filipinos after Manny Pacquiao's defeat in his much-anticipated fight against American Floyd Mayweather Jr. but they still considered the boxing icon a national hero. Gymnasiums and other public venues where the 12-round fight was shown for free on Sunday lunchtime local time were quickly vacated after it was announced Pacquiao lost by unanimous decision. Herminio Coloma, a spokesman for President Benigno Aquino III, said "the country still holds its head high in the admirable fight of our National Fist."(continued)