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  • Austin man charged with hammering turtle to death told police it was self-defense

    07/27/2016 3:38:44 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 45 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 26 July, 2016 | Tom Steele
    An Austin man who is accused of beating a turtle to death with a hammer told authorities he was acting in self-defense, his arrest-warrant affidavit says. Terry Washington, 55, told police that the turtle lunged at him and repeatedly tried to bite him after it had been hooked on a fishing line on the edge of Lady Bird Lake, KVUE-TV reports. According to the affidavit, he said he killed the turtle in self-defense and in order to get the fishing hook back, then dragged it under a bridge to get it out of the view of passers-by. The June 21...
  • 'We're in this together': Local police officers overwhelmed by donations after Dallas tragedy

    Cookies, cupcakes, handwritten notes, Gatorade and even Tang. Those are some of the ways citizens have chosen to show their support and appreciation for area law enforcement in the weeks since a sniper murdered five police officers in Dallas in the wake of the fatal officer-involved shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. “You get to where you feel like you’re kind of on an island, and you’re all by yourself, and so the support from the community is fantastic because we’re in this together,” said Capt. Todd Enzbrenner with the Sand Springs Police Department. Since the shooting, he...
  • Humans in Texas 16,000 Years Ago (my title)

    07/26/2016 11:52:47 AM PDT · by wildbill · 43 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | 7/21/3016 | Nadia Klimczak
    Archaeologists in Texas have found a set of 16,700-year-old tools which are among the oldest discovered in the West. Until now, it was believed that the culture that represented the continent’s first inhabitants was the Clovis culture. However, the discovery of the ancient tools now challenges that theory, providing evidence that human occupation precedes the arrival of the Clovis people by thousands of years.
  • Prosecutors give up on felonies against baby body-parts investigators

    07/26/2016 11:00:05 AM PDT · by amorphous · 11 replies
    WND ^ | 26 July 2016 | Bob Unruh
    Felony counts that had been filed by a “rogue” prosecutor in Texas against two investigators who in 2015 released videos uncovering the baby body-parts trade of Planned Parenthood have been dismissed by a judge. The prosecutor, who had been the target of outrage when the charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt were filed last winter, asked for the dismissal on Tuesday, and the request quickly was granted by the judge in the case. The videos revealed Planned Parenthood executives explaining how they could adjust abortion procedures to save the body parts requested by the undercover videographers, who were posing...
  • Police hunt suspects after Texas sheriff's deputy shot, killed in his home

    07/25/2016 10:34:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/26/16 | Fox News and AP
    A veteran Texas sheriff's deputy who was set to retire in September was shot at his Round Rock home early Monday morning and later died from his injuries, officials said, announcing that they were searching for two suspects. Sgt. Craig Hutchinson, who was on the force for 32 years, he used his law enforcement radio to call for help shortly before 1:30 a.m., and responding officers found Hutchinson laying in the back yard of his home, Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton said during a Monday news conference. "He was my field training officer," Hamilton said."So this is near and dear...
  • Hastings stores to close

    07/25/2016 1:39:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 23 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/HERALD REVIEW
    SIERRA VISTA — Five weeks after filing for bankruptcy, all Hastings locations are set to close by the end of October. The Amarillo, Texas-based entertainment retail chain operates more than 120 stores across the country, including a Sierra Vista location that has been in business for more than 20 years. As of July 13, all stores stopped accepting gift cards and store credit, and following the June 13 Chapter 11 filing in a Delaware federal court, the customer buy-back program was suspended and the video game rental program ended.
  • Cruz’s favorable rating nosedives after Trump non-endorsement

    07/25/2016 10:24:13 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 64 replies
    HotAir ^ | July 25, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Ed mentioned this in passing in the last post but it deserves extra attention. How often do you see a guy’s favorable rating within his own party cut nearly in half in the span of two weeks? Cruz’s move, however, appears to have backfired. While 60% of Republican voters had a positive impression of the former presidential candidate before the convention, just 33% have one now.
  • Travis Co. Sergeant dies after Round Rock shooting (Texas officer killed; backyard)

    07/25/2016 8:48:02 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 13 replies
    kxan.com ^ | July 25 2016 | Claire Ricke
    Police are searching for two burglary suspects after Sgt. Craig “Hutch” Hutchinson was killed in a shooting at his house early Monday morning. The sergeant was shot at his home on Oak Meadow Drive in the Cimmaron neighborhood, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Sheriff Greg Hamilton said Hutchinson radioed the department around 1:22 a.m. when he saw suspects running around his backyard. By 1:32 a.m. when officers arrived at Hutchinson’s house he was found on the ground in the backyard near a creek. He was transported to a Round Rock Hospital where he was pronounced dead. “Our...
  • Nearly 1,800 More Votes Than Voters?

    07/24/2016 7:40:56 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 28 replies
    Texas Scorecard ^ | 7/23/2016 | Michael Quinn Sullivan
    A month after county officials were unable to answer questions raised about discrepancies in the March election results, a hushed meeting was held last week between a ballot machine vendor, county officials and representatives of the incumbent state representative… but did not include those who uncovered the problems. Texas Scorecard‘s Tony McDonald first reported on Thursday that county records indicate nearly 1,800 more votes were cast in Hill County than there were voters. The previously undisclosed meeting was revealed in a Saturday statement made by the Texas citizen who uncovered the problems, Aaron Harris of Direct Action Texas. In mid-June,...
  • Regulators Vow Revenge Against States for Opposing Federal Land Grab

    07/24/2016 3:54:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Freedomworks ^ | July 20, 2016 | Kenny Stein
    On Tuesday, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) formally announced the removal of the lesser prairie chicken from the endangered species protection list. They did not take this step voluntarily; FWS lost a court case last year which ordered the agency to remove the bird from the list. However, even as they complied with the court’s order, the FWS issued a threat that the agency’s land grab under the guise of conservation was not over. In the words of Director Dan Ashe, “Responding to this court ruling by removing the bird from the Federal List does not mean we are...
  • The UT Tower Shooting, 50 Years Later

    07/23/2016 6:07:46 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 91 replies
    texasstandard.org ^ | 7/22/2016 | Laura Rice
    The Texas Standard spoke to nearly 100 survivors of the UT Tower shooting. Next week, you can hear their stories. Dallas. Baton Rouge. Nice. Orlando. It seems like we can’t go more than a few days without a violent event somewhere in the world. While it’s true these attacks are happening for very different and very complicated reasons – they keep happening. It’s almost hard to remember a time when they didn’t. But when a shooter took aim at the University of Texas of Austin campus from the top of the UT tower on August 1, 1966, no one had...
  • TX state employee busted selling driver’s licenses to illegals — for $2,000 apiece

    07/23/2016 6:29:33 PM PDT · by sdpatriot · 25 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 7/22/2016 | Victor Skinner
    “Homeland Security officials have expressed concern about Perez’s actions, saying the people who received the licenses were not vetted, and the officials surmised some could possibly ‘do our country harm.’ Officials said a handful of the immigrants were tracked down, but others couldn’t be because they might not have provided their real names.”
  • Dallas Police Job Applications Skyrocket Since Shootings

    07/22/2016 7:39:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 7/22
    The Dallas Police Department says job applications to the force have more than quadrupled since a man shot and killed five police officers and wounded nine others and two civilians. A Police Department statement Friday says 467 applications were received in the 12 days after the July 7 shootings
  • Ex-guard admits falsifying jail records before Sandra Bland's death, lawyer says

    07/23/2016 11:51:49 AM PDT · by Theoria · 59 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 22 July 2016 | Keri Blackinger
    A former Texas jail guard recently admitted to falsifying log entries to show he checked on Sandra Bland an hour before her death when in fact he didn't, according to a lawyer for Bland's family. But Waller County officials say that's not what jailer Rafael Zuniga's testimony said at all. "Numerous depositions have been taken in the case involving dozens of hours of testimony," lawyer Larry Simmons said, according to the Houston Chronicle. "It is a gross miscarriage of justice and a misrepresentation for any party to cherry-pick or mischaracterize a small portion of that testimony, and take it out...
  • Texas School for the Blind posts position for FEMALE ONLY

    07/23/2016 7:23:51 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 34 replies
    Craigslist ^ | 23 July 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Texas School for the Blind has posted a position for a FEMALE ONLY who can work with adults and children. Can anyone check and see if there are some jobs for MALE ONLY applicants anywhere?
  • Embrace refugees

    07/22/2016 7:23:00 PM PDT · by Smellin Salt · 20 replies
    I was in Galveston, Texas today and saw a billboard for this organization. Just thought the freeper army might want to be made aware. Of course, the billboard ad pictured children, all dirty and bedraggled, and not the real "refugees", who are mostly young men.
  • Texas, you sent cruz to the senate, now it is time for you to vet him.

    07/22/2016 6:45:19 AM PDT · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 123 replies
    Jim Buzzell | 7/22/2016 | Jim Buzzell
    by: Jim Buzzell My number one political goal this year is to get Donald J Trump elected President of the United States of America. Once that is done my next number one goal is to take care of this illegal alien posing as a US citizen: Why has no one in the national media, national conservative talk show hosts or anyone else investigated, probed or asked questions about Rafael Edward (Ted) Cruz’s birth right? 1 RAFAEL EDWARD (TED) CRUZ: Was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1970. 2 Is Rafael Cruz a Natural Born Citizen of the United States of...
  • Ted Cruz Denied Entry Into Sheldon Adelson’s Suite Following RNC Speech

    07/20/2016 9:57:24 PM PDT · by proust · 141 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | July 20, 2016 | JOE PERTICONE
    Cruz was stopped at the door because several attendees inside the suite were furious with his decision to not endorse Trump. An aide to Adelson then confirmed that Cruz was turned away.
  • Cruz booed after refusing to support Trump

    07/20/2016 10:09:51 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 105 replies
    CNN ^ | July 21, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer and Stephen Collinson
    Cruz's rebuke ignited a hot scene around the senator as soon as he left the stage. People averted their eyes from Cruz and his wife as they walked with their security detail on the skybox level of boisterous Republicans. On the donor suite level, people approached Cruz and insulted him, a source told CNN's Dana Bash. One state party chairman reacted so angrily that he had to be restrained. Cruz, who has long sought the support of GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson, was turned away when he tried to enter Adelson's suite. Andy Abboud, a senior aide to the Las Vegas...
  • So, who should the Texas GOP nominate to replace Cruz in 2018?

    07/20/2016 9:55:43 PM PDT · by NRx · 67 replies
    07-21-2016 | NRx (vanity)
    Discuss.
  • Appeals court strikes down Texas voter ID law

    07/20/2016 12:44:44 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 28 replies
    Texas’s voter ID law violates federal laws prohibiting electoral discrimination, an appeals court ruled Wednesday. The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the 2011 state law, widely viewed as the one of the nation’s strictest such requirements, ruling that it violates section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. "The record shows that drafters and proponents of SB 14 were aware of the likely disproportionate effect of the law on minorities, and that they nonetheless passed the bill without adopting a number of proposed ameliorative measures that might have lessened this impact," Judge Catharina Haynes wrote in the ruling.
  • Federal appeals court orders changes to Texas voter ID law

    07/20/2016 12:48:16 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 67 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/2/16 | AP
    AUSTIN, Texas – A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Texas' strict voter ID law violates the Voting Rights Act and ordered changes before the November election. ADVERTISEMENT The ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals instructs a lower court to make changes that fix the "discriminatory effect" of the 2011 law, but to do so in a way that disrupts this year's election season as little as possible. President Barack Obama's administration took the unusual step of deploying the weight of the U.S. Justice Department into the case when it challenged the law, which requires Texas residents...
  • Irony Alert! Qatar Foundation Writes in a Terror Clause in Grant Contract with Austin ISD

    07/20/2016 10:53:53 AM PDT · by magna carta · 1 replies
    Stop The Magnet ^ | July 20,2016 | magna carta
    This organization has been in the front lines in raising attention to Wahhabi Emirate Qatar Foundation penetration into US schools under the guise of Arabic Language learning. Haven't you heard that language learning "increases a child's cognitive development"? Yea right. Qatar makes sure that it's worthwhile though, in dropping off hundreds of thousands of dollars to "bridge" our worlds. The multicultural marxists just lap this up, not just the school board apparatchiks lined up with Islamocommie in the White House. All of this of course traces back to Common Core iniatives, such as Connect All Schools in bridging and indoctrinating...
  • "Breaking: Texas Makes Huge Move Against Black Lives Matter"

    07/19/2016 11:12:53 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 52 replies
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the Lone Star State lawmakers are cracking down after recent recent attacks carried out against police officers. Abbott on Monday announced the Police Protection Act, which
 aims to strengthen penalties for crimes committed against police officers.
  • BEYOND THE WALL: UNFENCED BORDERLAND IS MOSTLY IN TEXAS (Lee)

    07/19/2016 5:34:14 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 49 replies
    http://tucson.com ^ | Updated July 14, 2016 | Luis F. Carrasco Arizona Daily Star
    McALLEN, Texas — When people talk about building a border fence, often they’re talking about Texas. Nearly half of the border between Mexico and California, Arizona and New Mexico already has some sort of barrier. But Texas, which claims 1,245 of 2,000 miles on the nation’s southern border, has only about 100 miles of fence. The Rio Grande, narrow in West Texas but swelling to an average of 200 feet across in the Rio Grande Valley area, has been a natural divider. A decade after the Secure Fence Act required the Department of Homeland Security to build up to 700...
  • Thoughts on DOJ’s Petition for Rehearing in U.S. v. Texas #SCOTUS

    07/19/2016 8:47:52 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 6 replies
    Josh Blackman's Blog ^ | 7/18/2016 | Josh Blackman
    Today, the Justice Department petitioned the Court “for re-hearing of this case before a full nine-Member Court.” Success is unlikely here. If five Justices wanted to hold the case until there was a ninth Justice, rather than deciding the case by a 4-4 margin, they could have simply held it over, like they did with Citizens United. That didn’t happen, which tells me that they could not broker a compromise internally. Instead, they made the somewhat striking decision to affirm by an equally divided margin. Nudging from OSG is unlikely to change the equation. The immediate effect of this petition...
  • Texas Makes Huge Move Against Black Lives Matter

    07/19/2016 9:26:26 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 30 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | July 18, 2016 | Kim Smith
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the Lone Star State lawmakers are cracking down after recent recent attacks carried out against police officers. Abbott on Monday announced the Police Protection Act, which
 aims to strengthen penalties for crimes committed against police officers. “At a time when law enforcement officers increasingly come under assault simply because of the job they hold, Texas must send a resolute message that the state will stand by the men and women who serve and protect our communities,” Abbott said in a news release, according to KTBC.
  • Gov. Abbott announces Police Protection Act

    07/18/2016 4:48:56 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 18 JULY 2016 | WFAA.COM
    AUSTIN -- A new potential law created by Texas Governor Greg Abbott would bring stronger penalties for crimes against law enforcement officers. The Police Protection Act would make any crime committed against a police officer "out of bias against police" be labeled a "hate crime." Under the act, assaulting a law enforcement officer would become a 2nd degree felony. It's currently a 3rd degree felony.
  • Man shot as police serve warrant in Waco (Texas)

    07/18/2016 7:56:03 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 25 replies
    Waco Tribune ^ | July 12, 2016 | KRISTIN HOPPA
    A 32-year-old man was shot at least twice by Waco police officers Tuesday after he ran from a U.S. Marshals task force and displayed a handgun, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said. Jonathan Tucker Gober ran from officers serving a warrant for a felony parole violation about 4:30 p.m., and the pursuit ended with the shooting behind a house near the intersection of 30th Street and Lyle Avenue on Tuesday afternoon. “The officers were attempting to arrest that individual on a felony parole violation for a felony counterfeiting charge, and while doing so, that male produced a cocked handgun...
  • Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan to address Texas delegation in Cleveland

    07/16/2016 1:18:55 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 75 replies
    The Texas Tribune via KGBT TV ^ | July 16, 2016 | The Texas Tribune
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan are among those speaking to the Texas delegation next week at the Republican National Convention, according to a tentative schedule obtained by The Texas Tribune... Cruz's speech could be his only public remarks in Cleveland beside his address Wednesday night to all of the convention's delegates... A spokeswoman said Cruz will not be at the convention Thursday night, meaning he is likely to miss the speech in which his former rival, Donald Trump, accepts the Republican nomination...
  • Two more bikers file suit over Twin Peaks arrests

    07/15/2016 7:14:22 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 42 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 7/15/2016 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    Two more bikers arrested after the Twin Peaks shootout in Waco filed a civil rights lawsuit Friday, claiming they were improperly arrested with no evidence of wrongdoing and denied due process. Christopher Eaton and Owen Bartlett, both members of the Los Pirados Motorcycle Club, bring the total of bikers who have filed civil lawsuits to 15. The lawsuit lists Eaton as a Dallas County resident and says Bartlett is from McLennan County and names McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna, Waco Police Chief Brent Stroman, Waco police Detective Manuel Chavez and an unnamed Department of Public Safety agent as defendants....
  • Texas Gov. Abbott Released from Hospital After Burn Treatment

    07/15/2016 5:04:23 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    ABC 13 HOUSTON ^ | 15 JULY 2016 | AP
    AUSTIN, TX -- Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has been released after four nights in the hospital for treatment of severe burns he suffered while vacationing last week. Spokesman Matt Hirsch said Abbott left San Antonio's Brooke Army Medical Center on Friday and is returning to the governor's mansion in Austin. Abbott, a paraplegic who uses a wheelchair, sustained extensive second- and third-degree burns on his lower legs and feet after being scalded July 7 while in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. His office won't say exactly how he was burned.
  • Texas Waffle House robber armed with AK-47 shot by customer carrying licensed handgun

    07/15/2016 5:02:06 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 40 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 7/15/16 | Adam Shrier
    Texas Waffle House robber armed with AK-47 shot by customer carrying licensed handgun A man armed with an AK-47 robbed several customers at a Dallas-area Waffle House before he was shot in the restaurant parking lot by a man carrying a licensed handgun, police said. The suspected robber, Antoine Devon Cooper, 26, entered the Waffle House in Desoto at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, July 7, police said in a news release. After allegedly holding up several customers, Cooper exited the restaurant. A customer armed with a pistol—worried because his wife was headed to the restaurant—followed Cooper outside and called out to...
  • BASTILLE DAY MASSACRE

    07/15/2016 2:09:07 AM PDT · by fella · 41 replies
    BASTILLE DAY MASSACRE Truck driver ‘shouting Allahu Akbar’ ploughs through Nice crowd ‘like a bowling ball’ killing at least 84 before being shot dead
  • Greenfield: Exploiting Dead Cops to Promote Their Killers

    07/14/2016 1:20:46 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 5 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | July 14, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, July 14, 2016 Exploiting Dead Cops to Promote Their Killers Posted by Daniel Greenfield In Dallas, Obama mentioned the name of dead sex offender Alton Sterling more times than those of the murdered police officers whom he was pretending to memorialize. After quickly dispensing with the formalities of eulogizing the slain officers, Obama demanded that “even those who dislike the phrase ‘black lives matter’” should “be able to hear the pain of Alton Sterling’s family”.  Alton Sterling was a convicted sex offender, burglar and violent criminal who was shot while reaching for a gun. His family may mourn him,...
  • Texas battalion chief stabbed in neck by Walmart worker

    A Wal-Mart worker attacked two shoppers with a knife Wednesday, according to police. The stabbing happened late Wednesday afternoon in the 700 block of West Princeton — WFAA indentified one of the victims as an off-duty fire battalion chief. Sources said the victims appeared to have been selected at random, witnesses told the KTVT they saw the armed suspect walk up from behind and slit the firefighter’s neck. Princeton Police Chief James Waters says Nicolas Martinez, 20, was arrested and charged with two counts of assault withe a deadly weapon for an attack just after 4 p.m. Wednesday. It had...
  • Texas Tech Black Student Group: Blue and White Lives DON’T Matter

    07/14/2016 9:54:34 AM PDT · by DFG · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/14/2016 | Bob Price
    Students from the Texas Tech University Black Students Association (@TTUBSA) reportedly tweeted a hate-filled message on the day before five Dallas-area police officers were ambushed by a lone gunman. The tweet was quickly taken down following strong community reactions. The tweet sent out by @TTUBSA stated, “All lives don’t matter [sic]… While lives don’t mater… Blue lives don’t matter… #BlackLivesMatter.” Following negative responses from the community, the tweet was taken down and the account was closed. The account has since re-opened with a single tweet apologizing for the previous tweet.
  • TX: Three Professors Sue to Prevent Exercise of Second Amendment Rights by Citing Second Amendment

    07/13/2016 8:58:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Sometimes the pronouncements of the disarmists are so absurd that it becomes hard to believe that they actually wrote what they wrote.  But then, the current crop of leftists seem to believe that reality is what they intend it to be. Three professors at the University of Texas, Austin have filed suit against the state Attorney General, the President of the University of Texas at Austin, and the members of the Board of Regents of the University of Texas at Austin. The suit was filed on 6 June of 2016 in the United States District Court for the Western...
  • He Rented Out His Condo After Losing His Job. Now Austin Wants to Ban That

    07/13/2016 7:49:38 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 12, 2016 | Melissa Quinn
    But after losing his job, he wondered if they were going to be able to afford their condo. So he started looking into using his house as a short-term rental. Zaatari applied for a Type 2 license, which is for residential rentals the owner doesn’t claim as his or her main dwelling, or homestead, according to city regulations. In November 2015, the Austin City Council placed a temporary moratorium on new licenses for Type 2 short-term rentals. In February, the City Council voted 9-2 to amend the law and implement new regulations for those rentals, including a ban on them...
  • After Dallas, Texas senators launch bid to punish those who target cops

    07/13/2016 7:41:05 PM PDT · by Theoria · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 13 July 2016 | Karoun Demirjian
    Three Republican senators have filed a bill to ratchet up penalties against anyone who intentionally targets the police, a response to the deadly shooting that left five officers dead in Dallas last week. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Tex.), Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) filed a bill Wednesday to make attempting or conspiring to kill a law enforcement officer or judge a federal crime punishable by up to 30 years in jail, with lesser penalties for assaulting such officials or trying to flee prosecution by crossing state lines. In states that have capital punishment, a murder of a police officer...
  • Decision to Blow up US Citizen With Robot Was Improvised in Less Than 20 Minutes

    07/13/2016 9:49:10 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 131 replies
    A hotly-contested decision by law enforcement to use a drone robot to blow up a U.S. citizen, who allegedly carried out the murders of five police officers in Dallas, just got exponentially more controversial—because, according to Dallas Police Chief David Brown, the “whole idea was improvised in about 15 to 20 minutes.” Already igniting fury around the country for neglecting any semblance of due process, the use of the “Remotec model F-5” to deliver a pound of C-4 explosive to decimate suspected shooter Micah Xavier Johnson as he targeted police in a sniper-style attack, has been revealed by the police...
  • Michelle Malkin clobbers 'Divider in Chief' Obama on his #DallasMemorial (bleep)

    07/13/2016 8:48:27 AM PDT · by orchestra · 3 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 7/12/2016 | CR Wire
    It’s safe to say CR Senior Editor Michelle Malkin wasn’t a huge fan of “Divider in Chief” President Obama’s speech at the Dallas memorial service Tuesday afternoon. The memorial was held to honor the lives of the five fallen police officers killed in the Dallas ambush last Thursday, but, as expected, Obama also used it as a platform to discuss race relations in America. When the president transitioned into politics Malkin was quick to – well, let’s just see what she had to say:
  • Torture scandal in Mexico: American "nearly beaten to death"

    07/13/2016 12:40:49 AM PDT · by blueplum · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 13 July 2016 | Mark Stevenson
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Ronald James Wooden flexes the large blacksmith's hands with which he once forged everything from large chandeliers to intricate jewelry. He's says he is still regaining feeling in them three years after a four-hour beating with fists and rifle butts by municipal police in southern Mexico. -snip- Wooden, who had been living in Texas, was drawn to Taxco by its famed silver jewelry industry, which had been revived by American adventurer William Spratling in the 1930s. But in recent years, the colonial-era town south of Mexico City has been in the grip of drug cartels. In...
  • Obama calls families of shooting victims en route to Dallas

    07/12/2016 6:41:43 PM PDT · by blueyon · 45 replies
    Washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 07/12/16 | Susan Crabtree
    President Obama on Tuesday telephoned the family members of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, who were killed in separate police shootings last week in Louisiana and Minnesota. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama called the families while traveling aboard Air Force One, en route to the Dallas memorial service for five police officers who were killed last week. Earnest said Obama wanted to "offer his and the first lady's condolences on behalf of the American people for the death of their loved ones."
  • Dallas cop shooter Micah Johnson purchased AK-47 through Facebook in 2014

    07/12/2016 4:14:45 PM PDT · by Mariner · 59 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 12th, 2016 | BY Joseph Stepansky
    Micah Johnson never balked at the $600 asking price for an AK-47 assault rifle. The buy was arranged via Facebook, and consummated in the parking lot of a Target. Seller Colton Crews forgot about the deal until last week, when ex-Army reservist Johnson killed five Dallas police officers — and federal investigators tracked Crews down. “I don’t even know how I feel about it right now,” Crews told the Daily News. “I have no idea. It’s awful. It’s just bad.” Crews, 26, said there was no inkling during their 15-minute November 2014 transaction that Johnson was anything except a military...
  • Obama Mentions Himself 45 Times During Memorial Speech For Dallas Officers

    07/12/2016 4:13:34 PM PDT · by dennisw · 47 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 07/12/2016 | Peter Hasson
    President Obama referred to himself 45 times over the course of the speech he delivered Tuesday at the memorial service for the five police officers killed in Dallas last week. Obama referred to himself twice before finishing his opening salutations and before mentioning the slain officers or their families. After noting the presence of President Bush, members of Congress and Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings, Obama appeared to go off-script. “Chief Brown, I’m so glad I met Michelle first because she loves Stevie Wonder,” Obama said, jokingly referencing Dallas Police Chief David Brown’s earlier speech in which Brown quoted lyrics from...
  • Veteran Dallas cop breaks ranks to slam 'public face of togetherness

    07/12/2016 12:05:53 PM PDT · by brwnsuga · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12July2016 | Bhata, Shekhar
    Dallas police officer Nick Novello, 62, accused his police chief David Brown of failing the public The 34-year veteran with the force claims Brown is at the helm of a police team low on morale and over worked with insufficient pay He said the police chief was guilty of 'grandstanding' in his public appeal to hire more young black men to his force He claimed that the Dallas Police Department had been plunged into an all time low with many disillusioned officers serving the public He said much of the black community in Dallas distrusts the police force Novello said...
  • Black Militia Says Dallas Shooter 'Shall Be Celebrated One Day'

    07/12/2016 3:19:09 PM PDT · by drewh · 21 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | : 12 July 2016 12:11 PM | By Tom Steele
    Authorities are now investigating whether Johnson was directed by the militant groups he "liked" on social media — including the African American Defense League, the Black Riders Liberation Party, the Huey P. Newton Gun Club and the New Black Panther Party — or merely emboldened by them. "I think it's safe to say we'll leave no stone unturned," Dallas police Deputy Chief Scott Walton said. It's unclear if Johnson was merely a follower or a more active participant of those groups. Babu Omowale, co-founder of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, a black militia that performs armed community patrols in...
  • Vanity watching the Dallas ceremony

    07/12/2016 12:14:49 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 179 replies
    My head | July 12, 2016 | Me
    Forcing myself to listen to Obama, getting a kick out of the cop sitting behind him barely putting up with the nonsense
  • Officers REFUSE TO APPLAUD During Obama’s Race Lecture at Dallas Police Memorial [VIDEO] (tr)

    07/12/2016 12:49:51 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 112 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/12/2016 | Jim Hoft
    WOW! Barack Obama lectured the people of Dallas today at the memorial service for the five slain police officers be a racist Black Power activist. Obama went off on a history lecture of racism in America. He included mentions of Alton Sterling (twice) and Philando Castile (twice). He even mentioned poor black children in hoodies. The police officers were not impressed. When the camera panned on the police officers they were not applauding.