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  • Waffle House shooting suspect thought Taylor Swift was stalking him, was arrested at White House

    04/23/2018 11:03:47 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 51 replies
    The man suspected of gunning down four people at a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee during an early-morning, half-naked rampage has a history of run-ins with police -- including once telling cops that music star Taylor Swift was stalking him. Authorities in Tazewell County, Ill. revealed Sunday that police encountered Travis Reinking, 29, in a CVS parking lot on May 27, 2016 during an apparent "mental health crisis," according to a police report obtained by Fox News. At the time, deputies said Reinking believed Swift was stalking him, hacked his phone and had climbed a building to chase him. He...
  • Police: Waffle House suspect arrested

    04/23/2018 11:36:23 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 82 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 04/23/18
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The suspect in a quadruple homicide at a Nashville Waffle House was taken into custody Monday, police said. Authorities had mounted a massive manhunt for 29-year-old Travis Reinking, after the Sunday morning attacks. Authorities announced the arrest Monday afternoon on Twitter, but did not immediately give details. More than 100 Nashville police officers had been going door-to-door and searching wooded areas, joined by dozens of agents with the FBI, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Police said he had stolen a BMW days before the attack....
  • Manchin becomes second Dem to back Pompeo

    04/23/2018 10:05:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on Monday that he will vote for CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the next secretary of State, making him the second Democrat to support Pompeo's nomination. "After meeting with Mike Pompeo, discussing his foreign policy perspectives, & considering his distinguished time as CIA Director & his exemplary career in public service, I will vote to confirm Mike Pompeo to be our next Secretary of State," Manchin said in a tweet. Pompeo likely already had the votes to be confirmed by the full Senate. With Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) expected to oppose him, Pompeo needed...
  • Tennessee Waffle House Shooting Victims Include College Students, Employee

    04/23/2018 10:54:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    ktla ^ | April 23, 2018 | Eric Spillman and cnn wire
    Taurean C. Sanderlin, 29, of Goodlettsville, was an employee of the restaurant who was fatally wounded as he stood outside, police said. Joe R. Perez, 20, of Nashville, was a restaurant patron who was fatally wounded as he stood outside, police said. DeEbony Groves, 21, of Gallatin, was fatally wounded inside the restaurant. She was out with her Delta Sigma Theta sorority sisters before going to Waffle House, according to CNN affiliate WKRN-TV. ... Akilah DaSilva, 23, of Antioch, was critically wounded inside the restaurant and later died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He had been at the restaurant with...
  • James Shaw Jr. Identified as ‘Hero’ Who Took Away Waffle House Attacker’s Rifle

    04/22/2018 3:09:01 PM PDT · by davikkm · 44 replies
    breitbart ^ | AWR HAWKINS
    Twenty-nine-year-old James Shaw Jr. has been identified as the “hero” who wrestled a rifle away from alleged Waffle House gunman Travis Reinking. Reinking allegedly opened fire in an Antioch, Tennessee, Waffle House Sunday at 3:25 a.m. while wearing nothing but a green jacket. A number of people were injured in the attack and four persons were killed. The attack ended when Shaw Jr. took away the rifle Reinking was allegedly using in the attack. Daily Mail reports that Shaw Jr. “was grazed by a bullet and treated for a minor gunshot wound on his elbow.” He also “severely burned” his...
  • Waffle House Shooter Had Been Arrested in ‘Restricted Area’ Outside White House Last Year

    04/22/2018 1:23:03 PM PDT · by Politically Correct · 105 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 22 Apr 2018 | DAN ZIMMERMAN
    As more is becoming known about Travis Reinking, the suspect wanted for murdering four people in a Nashville area Waffle House this morning, we’re hearing a familiar refrain. Reinking was well known to both federal and state authorities. In July 2017, the U.S. Secret Service arrested Reinking for being in a “restricted area” near the White House, according to the Secret Service. After the arrest, his Illinois firearms authorization was revoked and local Illinois police seized four weapons. The firearms were given back to his family. “Among the weapons seized by those authorities was the AR-15 rifle used at the...
  • Naked gunman kills three in Waffle House shooting in Nashville, Tennessee

    04/22/2018 5:10:27 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    Sky.Com ^ | 4/22/2018 | ANITA WADHWANI
    A naked gunman has shot dead three people and left at least four more with injuries at a restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee. The man entered the Waffle House in Antioch, a suburb of Nashville, and opened fire shortly before 3.30am local time. In a statement, police said: "A patron wrestled away the gunman's rifle. He was nude and fled on foot." Officers described the man as white, with short hair.
  • Disturbing: Naked Gunman Kills Three in a Waffle House

    04/22/2018 5:43:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies ^ | April 22, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    A tragic scene unfolded in Antioch, Tennessee early Sunday morning as a naked gunman opened fire in a Waffle House. The attack killed three.Police say that Travis Reinking, of Morton, Illinois, is the person of interest in the shooting. The 29 year old man is still on the run. According to the Tennessean, “Police said a gunman opened fire at about 3:25 a.m. at the Waffle House at 3571 Murfreesboro Pike, which is just south of Mt. View Road. Police said the vehicle the gunman arrived in is registered to Reinking. They said the gunman was reportedly last seen walking south on...
  • Corker: Democrats blocking Pompeo nomination to appease base that 'abhors' Trump

    04/22/2018 1:21:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 22, 2018 | Joseph Weber
    Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker on Sunday dismissed criticism about Republicans “ramming” Mike Pompeo’s nomination as secretary of state through the chamber, saying Senate Democrats have blocked the “highly qualified” Pompeo from getting the post just to appease their anti-Trump base. “I don't think allowing people to vote is called ramming,” Corker, R-Tenn., said in response to the criticism on CNN. “This is a person who is highly qualified. He was first in his class at West Point, did The Harvard Law Review … knows more about what is happening in the world probably than anybody in America...
  • HERO: Meet the Man Who Tackled the Waffle House Shooter

    04/22/2018 12:16:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 113 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | April 22, 2028 | Timothy Meads
    Earlier today, a madman with a gun opened fire on a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee. But one hero ran towards the bullets instead of away from them. Police say James Shaw Jr.’s actions saved many lives. From The Tennessean:"James Shaw Jr., 29, said after feeling cornered he saw an opportunity to tackle the man shooting into an Antioch Waffle House. He said he doesn’t feel like a hero.Police spokesman Don Aaron told reporters Sunday morning that the Waffle House hero rushed the suspected shooter, disarmed him and threw the assault rifle he was carrying over the counter.“I don’t really...
  • Semi-nude shooter kills 4 at Waffle House

    04/22/2018 8:29:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 4/22/2018 | unknown
    Four people are dead and at least seven others injured after a gunman opened fire at a Waffle House in Antioch early Sunday morning before a patron wrestled the gun away, according to Metro Nashville Police. The suspect opened fire at about 3:25 a.m. at the Waffle House at 3571 Murfreesboro Pike, which is just south of Mt. View Road, police said. Police said he used an assault rifle.
  • US: 4 dead after nude gunman opens fire on restaurant

    04/22/2018 11:01:08 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 45 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/4/18
    Four people are dead and several more wounded after a gunman opened fire on a restaurant in a predawn shooting Sunday morning outside of Nashville, Tennessee. Local authorities launched a manhunt for 29-year-old Travis Reinking, who is believed to be the shooter. “Murder warrants are now being drafted against Travis Reinking,” police tweeted. Nashville police said Reinking had fled the scene naked, and asked locals to report any sightings of a naked man walking the streets to authorities. "If you see a nude guy walking around this morning call the police department," Metro Nashville Police Department’s Don Aaron told WTVF....
  • Waffle House shooting leaves 4 dead, several injured; gunman sought

    04/22/2018 5:13:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 22, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    At least four people were killed and several others were injured early Sunday when a gunman opened fire at a Waffle House in Nashville, Tenn., police said. The alleged gunman, Travis Reinking, 29, began shooting at patrons around 3:25 a.m. Sunday at the Waffle House, located about 16 miles southeast of downtown Nashville, before fleeing the scene, Metro Nashville police said. Authorities had initially said Reinking was a person of interest, but later said he has been identified as a suspect. "If you see a nude guy walking around this morning call the police department," Don Aaron of the Metro...
  • School Paper Attacks Gun-Toting Trump Supporter For Giving University A ‘Bad Name’

    04/21/2018 2:54:36 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 21 April 2018 | Scott Greer
    [Beautiful young woman, but I can't get the photo to post here] - In an editorial published Wednesday, the University Echo criticized UTC senior Brenna Spencer over her viral graduation photo in which she wore a “Women for Trump” shirt and showed off a gun in her waistband.
  • Trump backs Blackburn in Tennessee Senate race, vows to campaign with her

    04/20/2018 5:29:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 04/19/2018 | Melissa Quinn
    President Trump endorsed Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., in the race for the U.S. Senate and vowed to campaign alongside her. “.@MarshaBlackburn is a wonderful woman who has always been there when we have needed her. Great on the Military, Border Security and Crime. Loves and works hard for the people of Tennessee. She has my full endorsement and I will be there to campaign with her!” Trump tweeted Thursday. Blackburn is running for the seat currently held by Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., a critic of Trump who is retiring at the end of his term, against former Democratic Gov. Phil...
  • Corker praises the Democrat who wants to replace him

    04/19/2018 9:36:26 AM PDT · by mooncoin · 37 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 18, 2018 | Vaughn Hillyard
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., isn't running for re-election but he had many words of praise Wednesday for the Democratic candidate who is trying to replace him. Phil Bredesen, the former Democratic governor, is running in a tight race against Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn for the open Tennessee senate seat. Corker has donated money to Blackburn but said he won't campaign against Bredesen. "I worked very closely with him for years, and he was a very good mayor, very good governor, very good businessperson and look, I'm not going to campaign against someone who, you know, I've been a...
  • Tennessee Dem Senate Candidate Echoes Pelosi, Booker: Tax Reform Bonuses Are ‘Crumbs’

    04/19/2018 9:18:19 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 19 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 18 Aprl 2018 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Phil Bredesen, a Tennessee Democratic Senate candidate, echoed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D., Calif.) and Sen. Cory Booker's (D., N.J.) talking points during a recent interview by saying the Republican tax reform law is providing "crumbs" to the middle class.
  • Tennessee Defunds Planned Parenthood, All Abortion Providers

    04/15/2018 3:49:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    CNS News ^ | 04/13/2018 | By Craig Bannister
    Any health care facility providing abortions in Tennessee will no longer receive any government funding, thanks to a new state law. The amount of state-funded health care will not be cut, just transferred to health care organizations that do not kill the unborn, Live Action reports: “Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed a bill this week that will soon strip Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities of state funding. The state will now request a federal waiver which allows them to bar TennCare, Tennessee’s Medicaid program, from giving money to any abortion facility.” “Instead of directing funding towards abortionists, TennCare money...
  • CBS Hypes Tiny 'Backlash' Against Chattanooga Student's Gun-Toting 'Graduation Photo'

    04/14/2018 11:14:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 4/13/2018 | Tom Blumer
    A one-sided Wednesday report at CBS News tried to convince readers that University of Tennessee-Chattanooga student Brenna Spencer's "I don't take normal graduation photos" tweet picturing her with a firearm generated significant "backlash." To create a false impression, the network cited critical tweets from two users with a combined eight Twitter followers, ignoring far more significant support Spencer received, including two Second Amendment-supporting women with a combined 160,000 followers. CBS's unbylined April 11 story only headlined "backlash": Woman's gun-toting "graduation photo" sparks backlash online A University of Tennessee-Chattanooga senior's graduation photo has generated controversy on social media. In the photo,...
  • Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Calls Tennessee Governor a Racist After He Signs Bill Defunding It

    04/13/2018 9:40:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | April 12, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Abortion activists with Planned Parenthood complained that two new laws signed by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam this week will “hurt women of color.” Implying a possible racist motivation, the abortion chain’s Tennessee branch slammed the governor Wednesday because he signed two laws to defund Planned Parenthood and other abortion groups of state taxpayer dollars. “This hurts patients. It prevents them from seeing a healthcare provider they choose. Specifically, in our area, reproductive healthcare is difficult to access for some people,” said Sarah Wallet, the medical director for Planned Parenthood of Greater Memphis. “There’s a lot of stigma surrounding reproductive healthcare....