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  • Broward deputy accused of sleeping on duty at Stoneman Douglas

    03/21/2018 1:29:09 PM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies ^ | March 21, 2018 | Chris Eger
    Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel welcomed an offer to have Florida state police help guard the entrances and exits to the school after one of his deputies was found asleep on the job Tuesday. (Photo: BCSO)A deputy assigned to secure Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida has been suspended after he was spotted taking a nap in his car. The school, site of a shooting that left 17 dead last month, has upped its security as students and staff return to campus and the deputy believed to be asleep, Moises Carotti, was part of that effort. A Broward...
  • KS: Over 10% of Topeka Homicides were Justified

    03/18/2018 1:11:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from Topeka Kansas had 30 homicides in 2017. That is a record setting number. Of the 30 homicides, four have been ruled as justified so far.  The Topeka Capitol-Journal published that nine of the homicide investigations were still open at the end of the year.  Presumably, the Cazee-Watkins case was one of those. From Cazee-Watkins was arrested Thursday in connection with criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and interference with a law enforcement officer (conceal/alter/destroy evidence). He is being held on a $20,000 bond. “The death of Kenneth Vetaw was investigated simultaneously with the...
  • Cook County GOP Tries New Tactic to Undermine GOP Townships' Pro-Ives Endorsement

    03/16/2018 9:55:57 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 8 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | March 16, 2018
    Cook County GOP Chairman Sean Morrison is attempting a first time ever-seen tactic to overrule or undermine all of the Republican Township Committees that chose to endorse counter to his primary picks with a sample ballot that hit mailboxes Friday. In the mailing, Morrison writes in a small box a comment that leads unknowing Republicans to believe that any other ballots - possibly including local township organization ballots - are illegal. Wheeling Township GOP Committeeman Ruth O'Connell told Illinois Review, "This mailing undermines the work we've been doing in Wheeling Township and my authority as a committeeman. We endorsed Jeanne...
  • Chicago Students Riot and Loot at Strip Mall During Gun Walkout

    03/16/2018 5:11:47 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 59 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | March 15, 2018 | Anonymous
    A crowd of Chicago students demanded gun control by rioting and looting on Wednesday. A crowd of students swarmed a south side strip mall during Wednesday’s National Walkout Day demonstration, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. “They pretty much trashed this whole area,” GameStop manager Robert Owens told Blue Lives Matter on Thursday. The nationwide demonstration, touted as a demand for gun control legislation, was slated to last for exactly 17 minutes, in remembrance of each of the 17 people murdered during the Valentine’s Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Chicago Sun Times reported. Not...
  • What goes "bump" in the night? Bump stocks!

    03/12/2018 5:44:46 PM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 12 replies
    The Orlando Gun Lawyer ^ | March 11, 2018 | Jon H. Gutmacher, P.A.
    The end of Bump stocks in Florida . . . and a few other unexpected things: Let's have a round of applause for Governor Rick Scott, and House Speaker Richard Corcoran for all their marvelous efforts in sending Florida into an anti-gun frenzy.  Both, are primarily responsible for getting some of the most severe anti-gun provisions in twenty years passed in Florida.  Remember them kindly when they run for their next office.  (not)  And by the way,   I warned you all about Gov. Scott way back during the Zimmerman case -- that he was really not pro-gun, but just a...
  • Somali refugee chokes woman 'nearly unconscious' while high on khat

    03/08/2018 7:58:40 AM PST · by LeoHohmann · 25 replies ^ | March 7, 2018 | Leo Hohmann
    More cultural enrichment from Somali imports
  • Israeli PM Netanyahu Delivers Powerful Speech at AIPAC Convention in Washington DC

    03/07/2018 4:00:32 AM PST · by judeasamaria · 1 replies
    Lev Haolam ^ | Mar 7, 2018 | Lev Haolam
    The highly anticipated American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference in Washington DC concluded yesterday after garnering more than 18,000 attendees and hosting a number of high profile politicians and pro-Israel activists. During the 3-day conference, US Vice President Mike Pence, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley and the President of the Republic of Guatemala Jimmy Morales all made speeches which included renewed commitments to Israel as well as personal anecdotes surrounding their admiration and love for the State of Israel. Yesterday, during the final day of the convention, and one day after he and his wife were warmly welcomed...
  • President Donald Trump & First Lady Warmly Welcome PM Benjamin Netanyahu & Wife Sara to White House

    03/06/2018 3:53:05 AM PST · by judeasamaria · 15 replies
    Lev Haolam ^ | Mar 6, 2018 | Lev Haolam
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and wife Sara together with US President Donald Trump and wife Melania in the White House [Photo Credit: GPO/Haim Zach] Yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara received a warm welcoming to the white house by US President Donald Trump and the president’s wife Melania. After President Trump and the first lady greeted the Netanyahu’s, the 2 leaders exchanged remarks of friendship and commitment to one another. First, Trump declared his support and friendship to Israel. [Watch the recording of the press briefing at the link above.] “It’s a great honor to...
  • Badly injured Santa Ana police K-9 nearly loses all of his teeth while chasing down carjacker

    02/27/2018 1:56:42 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 18 replies
    OC Register ^ | February 27, 2018 | JONATHAN WINSLOW
    A badly injured Santa Ana police K-9 dog underwent surgery Tuesday, Feb. 27, hours after helping officers dramatically chase down a fleeing carjacker — a pursuit and ensuing struggle that knocked out most of the animal’s teeth. The 8-year-old Dutch Shepherd, named Puskas after Hungarian footballer Ferenc Puskás, assisted officers Monday evening in a pursuit involving a carjacking in which the suspect tried to elude pursing officers as he drove from Santa Ana to Irvine. When the suspect finally emerged from the vehicle, Puskas swiftly chased him down as he tried to flee on foot.
  • Guaranteed! Broward Sheriff Would Have Stopped the Killer if His Kids Were There.

    02/27/2018 10:30:49 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 29 replies
    Free Republic | February 27, 2018 | BGS Vanity Self
    The head of the largest fully accredited sheriff's department in America would never jeopardize his own children's safety. Had Sheriff Scott Israel's three children been inside Stoneman Douglas HIgh School on February 14, 2018 everyone would have been safe- busy exchanging valentines with their friends. Make no doubt about it, a threatening menacing student -a walking time bomb would never have been tolerated had the Israel kids still been there. The bloody massacre that took 17 lives and injured so many in Parkland never would have happened -two years ago. It would have been impossible because Sheriff Israel's three kids...
  • FL Gov. Rick Scott Calls for FBI Director to Resign- While Ignoring Broward Sheriff's Fatal Mistakes

    02/25/2018 1:39:21 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 31 replies | February 25, 2018 | BGS Vanity Self
    Last week the nation watched in horror as the body count of Broward school children and staff doubled by the minute. The very next day the FBI admitted they had failed to act on a vital lead that explicitly detailed the mass murderer's intentions to kill people at his school. Immediately, Florida Gov. Rick Scott called for FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign in the wake of the Parkland school shooting. While the FBI apologized and issued a standard vague statement, Gov. Scott said Wray must resign, saying acknowledging a mistake “isn’t going to cut it..” "An apology will never...
  • Sheriff Israel Was Accused of Corruption,Responded: 'Lions Don't Care About the Opinions of Sheep'

    02/24/2018 7:41:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    REASON.COM ^ | FEB 23, 2018 | ROBBY SOAVE
    When Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel Was Accused of Corruption, He Responded: 'Lions Don't Care About the Opinions of Sheep' Israel reportedly hired his political supporters to do outreach for the police. Robby Soave|Feb. 23, 2018 2:16 pm Scott IsraelMichael Laughlin/ZUMA Press/NewscomBroward County Sheriff Scott Israel—the man whose agency failed to prevent the Parkland massacre despite having received a tip last November that Nikolas Cruz was plotting a mass shooting—has been accused of public corruption. Two years ago, the Sun Sentinel reported that Israel was rewarding top political supporters by giving them and their family members cushy jobs doing public...
  • Don’t believe the lies, Wisconsin women win with [Governor] Walker (R, WI)

    02/23/2018 8:22:06 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 5 replies
    Right Wisconsin Editorial ^ | 2-22-18 | Leah Vukmir
    Recently, six female Democrat legislators authored an opinion piece accusing Gov. Scott Walker of leaving women behind. The column was full of delusions from the Left, claiming to be the voice for all women, presuming we don’t differ in opinion, classifying us as a group that needs to be spoken for, and refusing to consider that perhaps not ALL women see things through such a narrow lens. Liberal women speaking out that government ought to be the sole protector for women is not new — we, of course, should be so grateful for their superior enlightenment. But as a woman,...
  • These Are the Only 6 Newspapers in the Country to Endorse Donald Trump [Flashback to 2016]

    02/19/2018 4:12:22 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 10/25/16 | RUAIRÍ ARRIETA-KENNA
    No candidate has ever received so few endorsements. So what were the Waxahachie Daily Light, the Santa Barbara News-Press and others thinking? On Sunday, October 16, the residents of St. Joseph, a fairly ordinary town of 75,000 in northwestern Missouri, awoke to discover that their local, family-owned newspaper had made history, in a manner of speaking. That day the St. Joseph News-Press became only the second newspaper in the nation to endorse Donald Trump, writing that the GOP candidate “represents something different for a broad swath of America that is serious about wanting a less intrusive government, a more robust...
  • NC: After Gunfight, AR-15 used for defense of Home in Catawba County

    02/14/2018 12:01:03 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On the 7th of February, 2018, three young men approached a home in Catawba County at about 6 p.m. One of the young men, a 17-year-old, shot at the intended victim.  The intended victim, also 17, was armed and fired back, hitting the attacker several times, killing him. Shane Cauthen, Masked 17-Year-Old Shot and Killed in Self Defense Gunfight The other two masked men have been arrested, and the incident investigated. The two remaining suspects are 22 and 16 years old.  The investigators met with the District Attorney on Thursday morning. A determination was made the shooting was in...
  • Obama Aide Was Busted For Taking Upskirt Photos Of Women Around DC

    02/13/2018 11:23:01 AM PST · by b4its2late · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 13, 2018 | by Derek Hunter
    An official in Barack Obama’s White House resigned in 2016 because he was arrested for taking pictures up women’s skirts on DC Metrorail cars, according to the Daily Mail. The official, William Mendoza, was the executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education until he resigned in November 2016. Mendoza was convicted after pleading guilty in January 2017 to attempted voyeurism, a misdemeanor. According to the Daily Mail, he used his government-issued iPhone — during work hours — to take the photos and resigned as the Department of Education was readying an investigation into...
  • Now Leslie Jones is Stuck in Atlanta and Still Hasn’t Eaten

    02/08/2018 12:50:22 PM PST · by Cecily · 38 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | February 8, 2018 | Jennifer Brett
    Leslie Jones’ time in Atlanta hasn’t been the greatest trip ever. The actress known for “Saturday Night Live” and “Ghostbusters came down to work on the ABC series “Kevin Probably Saves the World.” Her plans for a nice dinner went sideways, as she related in a tweet blasting a Buckhead restaurant for what she said was poor service and rude treatment.
  • New York concealed carry laws challenged in court

    02/05/2018 9:28:24 AM PST · by PROCON · 38 replies ^ | Feb. 5, 2018 | Chris Eger
    A man denied a concealed carry permit and a Second Amendment group he is a member of filed a federal lawsuit last week arguing New York’s licensing scheme is unconstitutional. Refused a permit was Robert Nash, who joined with the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association — the NRA’s state affiliate — in filing a legal challenge against the state’s pistol permit laws and practice. Named as defendants in the suit are State Police Superintendent George Beech and state Supreme Court Justice Richard McNally, the latter of which refused to issue Nash a permit because, while the man passed...
  • Dems Call On Gov to Rebuke GOP Lottery Board Chairman's "Rhetoric" on East St. Louis

    01/31/2018 2:14:58 PM PST · by PBRCat · 7 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 31, 2018 | Editor
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's speechwriter Patrick Kelly was on Twitter right after he arrived at the office Wednesday morning, blasting the governor-appointed Illinois Lottery Control Board Chairman Blair Garber for a derogatory comment he reportedly made about East St. Louis Mr. Garber's unfortunate comments aside, we all should be upset about how Illinoisans are suffering in East St. Louis," the IR editor said. "But Democrats should really explain who's responsible for how that once-proud city declined so far with Leftist policies controlling the state."
  • New Jersey Democrats Introduce Bill to BAN Your Current Rifles as “Assault Weapons”

    01/22/2018 6:22:48 AM PST · by PROCON · 57 replies ^ | Jan. 16, 2018 | Ammoland
    New Jersey –-( With the take over of the New Jersey Governors office by rabid gun banning Democrat, Phil Murphy, the first attack on NJ gun owners rights and property, of what will be many, has been launched. The proposed bill would ban most all the rifles and shotguns you currently own and legally bought under the current NJ laws. Sponsored by state senator Senator Nia H. Gill this bill would “strengthen” the State’s current assault weapons ban by revising the definition of an “assault weapon” to include: rifles with detachable magazines and one military style feature; semi-automatic shotguns...