Monday, July 23, 2018

IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE LAW, BE AN ASSHOLE

by Bob Walsh

There was a significant disagreement between Michael Drejka, 47, and Markeis McGlockton in a convenience store parking lot in Florida on Thursday.

Drejka was rawjawing McGlockton's babymama, who was in a parked car in a handicapped spot, about the lack of a handicapped plate on the car. McGlockton came out of the store and clocked Drejka, knocking him on his ass. Drejka pulled his licensed pistol and shot McGlockton once. McGlockton died. (McGlockton is black. Drejka is white.)

The cops have refused to arrest Drejka citing Florida's stand your ground law. Cited were the force disparity between the two men and the fact that Drejka was acting from a position of disadvantage, that being on the ground. The physical part of the incident lasted less than four seconds. There is store security video of it.

A mob of pro-violence-by-black-thugs supporters kicked up a fuss and marched en mass to the convenience store so they could piss off the owner who had nothing to do with it and inconvenience his customers, who also had nothing to do with it.

Makes perfect sense to me. I mean why should anybody think that using violence against a smaller man twice your age is an appropriate first response for him calling you on misdemeanor illegal parking.

EDITOR'S NOTE: A different perspective than the one I presented earlier.

LOOKS LIKE TRUMP WAS (MOSTLY) RIGHT.....AGAIN

by Bob Walsh

A buttload of FISA documents were released over the weekend. Heavily redacted of course. They did, however, make it pretty clear that the essential underlaying justification for the Carter Paige surveillance was the "Steele Document." This was in fact a piece of Hillary Clinton funded opposition research presented by the FBI to the FISA court as legitimate intelligence.

With shit like this going on it is very hard to pretend that the Deep State is not in fact going after Trump. Part of that Deep State is clearly certain elements of the U. S. intelligence and law enforcement community.

THE HILDEBEAST SAVORS TRUMP-PUTIN MEETING

Hillary Clinton slammed Trump at OZY Fest in Central Park.

OZY is a far-left digital magazine. On Saturday, Hillary Clinton was a featured guest at the OZY Fest 2018 in New York’s Central Park. The fest is a two-day music and left-wing culture event sponsored by the magazine.

Clinton appeared on the stage with Steve Jobs widow Laurene who asked the Hildebeast to comment on several issues, including immigration and Trump’s meeting with Putin. Clinton savored the Trump-Putin meeting because it gave her one more chance to slam the president. Here is what the Hildebeast had to say about that meeting:

“The great mystery is why the president has not spoken up for our country. We saw that most clearly in this most recent meeting with Putin. We don't know what was said in the room with just the two of them.

Why didn’t he stand up for our country? In this case it doesn’t seem like our president cares. He’s trying to be friends with Putin for reasons we are all trying to figure out.

This idea that we are somehow not sure where our own president stands is deeply disturbing. The best way to deal with that? Is to vote in November..

I don't think there is any doubt that Vladimir Putin has a very clear strategy. As a former KGB spy, he is quite adept at reading people and knowing how to manipulate them.”


To show you the uber-left wackos that were scheduled to speak at the OZY Fest, here is a partial list:

Actress Cynthia Nixon, now an ICE abolishing candidate for governor of New York.

Coke-fueled #metoo screaming actress Rose McGowan.

Comedian(???) Michelle Wolf who, at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, viciously attacked White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders with her far-from-comic performance while Sanders was sitting right in front of her. Lately Wolf has been comparing ICE to ISIS.

I think the Hildebeast fits right in with these wackos.

WACKO NY TIMES COLUMNIST SAYS TRUMP IS PUTIN’S LACKEY

Among other wild charges, Michelle Goldberg blew her cork when she told the ABC This Week show’s roundtable Putin was Trump’s handler

New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg appeared on Sunday’s ABC This Week roundtable where she said this about Trump:

“Look, I think that increasingly to believe that the president isn’t compromised requires such a leap of faith that requires so many coincidences and kind of inexplicable behavioral choices. I think that the truth is probably what is right in front of us, which is that Donald Trump was a – kind of a conman, a third tier failed businessman who’s fortunes were rescued by Russian oligarchs.

He presented himself as a kind of titan of industry, which everybody knows anything about him knew was ridiculous, he became president with the direct intervention of Putin, he sees his fortunes as inseparable from Putin’s.

He either – we don’t know, I think, if Putin is his handler, his hero or his co-conspirator, but that’s obviously where his loyalty lies as opposed to lying with the American people.”


In a July 16 NY Times column entitled “Trump Shows the World He’s Putin’s Lackey,” uber-left wacko Goldberg wrote:

“None of us yet know the exact contours of Trump’s relationship with Russia, whether Putin is his handler, his co-conspirator or just his hero. But it’s clear that Trump is willing to sell out American democracy for personal gain.”

This Trump-hating wacko is another example of why a once highly respect newspaper has sunk to a low esteem.

STAND YOUR GROUND UPROAR

Argument over Clearwater, Florida handicap parking space leads to deadly shooting.

On Thursday afternoon, Britany Jacobs, 24, pulled into a handicap parking space in front of a Clearwater, Florida convenience store. After her boyfriend Markeis McGlockton and their 5-year-old son had entered the store, Jacobs was confronted by Michael Drejka, 47, because she did not have a handicap tag.

When McGlockton came out of the store he saw the two arguing. Without hesitating, he knocked Drejka on his ass. And without hesitating, Drejka pulled out his gun and shot McGlockton once in the chest as the bigger man towered over him. McGlockton staggered back into the store where he croaked.

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said Friday that Drejka would not be arrested because his investigators determined the shooting falls within Florida’s Stand Your Ground law – the shooter was in fear of his life.

However, the case has been turned over to the State's Attorney's Office and Drejka could still be charged in the death of McGlockton.

In my opinion Drejka should never have confronted Jacobs. Instead he should have called the police to report the handicap parking violation. And I have some doubt as to whether he really feared for his life. It seems more likely he shot McGlockton because he was even more pissed off now that his ass was on the ground than he was because of the wrongful parking.

ISRAELI TROOPS RESCUE RESCUE WORKERS FROM INSIDE SYRIA

Syrian White Helmets evacuated by Israeli troops and transferred to Jordan

By Sarah El Deeb and Aron Heller

Associated Press
July 22, 2018

The Israeli military in coordination with its U.S. and European allies evacuated hundreds of Syrian rescue workers known as the White Helmets from near its volatile frontier with Syria, in a complex and first-of-a-kind operation.

The evacuees, who were hemmed in from one side by advancing hostile Syrian troops and from another by militants affiliated with the Islamic State group, were transported to Jordan, from where they are expected to be resettled in Europe and Canada in the coming weeks.

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said Sunday that 422 White Helmets volunteers were evacuated, instead of the initial 800 cleared for the operation.

Israel's military said the overnight operation was "an exceptional humanitarian gesture" at the request of the United States and European allies due to an "immediate threat to the (Syrians) lives." It posted a video online showing its soldiers handing out water bottles to the evacuees.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a separate video statement, said U.S. President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and others had asked him to help evacuate the group's members.

"These are people who saved lives and whose lives are now in danger. I authorized bringing them through Israel to other countries as an important humanitarian gesture," Netanyahu said.

The U.S. State Department welcomed the rescue of "these brave volunteers" and cited the United Nations, Israel and Jordan for helping with the operation.

The statement from spokeswoman Heather Nauert also called on Syria's government and its ally Russia "to abide by their commitments, end the violence, and protect all Syrian civilians, including humanitarians such as the White Helmets, in areas formerly part of the southwest de-escalation zone and throughout Syria."

Britain said the operation was possible due to the joint diplomatic efforts, hailing the efforts of the White Helmets volunteers to save lives in opposition areas.

Jeremy Hunt, U.K's foreign secretary, called the successful evacuation "fantastic news," and thanked Israel and Jordan in a tweet for acting quickly following the request. The White Helmets, he said, "are the bravest of the brave and in a desperate situation this is at least one ray of hope."

The members of the White Helmets and their families had been stranded along the frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights following the Syrian government offensive in southwestern Syria which began in June.

Raed Saleh, head of the White Helmets, also known as the Syrian Civil Defense, said a number of volunteers and their families were evacuated from a dangerous, besieged area.

This was the first such Israeli intervention in Syria's lengthy civil war, now in its eighth year. Although it has sent aid into Syria and has provided medical treatment to thousands of Syrians who reached the Golan Heights frontier, the Israeli military said its actions did not reflect a change to Israel's non-intervention policy in Syria's war, where all the warring parties are considered hostile.

It was an unprecedented operation to provide protection and asylum to allies of Western nations in Syria's complex battlefield.

The White Helmets have enjoyed backing and received finances and training from the United States and other Western nations for years. Because of their work in opposition areas, where they were almost exclusively the only ones to offer rescue services in the face of the government military advances, they were considered public enemy number one by the Syrian government.

They offered services where state institutions and services are non-existent. Their facilities were targeted, and their volunteers hit in what became known as "double tap" attacks that drew the volunteers to areas of bombings only to hit them once on site.

The Syrian government, and Russia, have called the White Helmets "terrorists," accused them of being "agents" for foreign powers, and of cooperating with radical insurgent groups. Both Moscow and Damascus have accused the White Helmets of staging rescue missions and chemical attacks to blame on the government.

On Sunday, Syrian state media kept up the campaign against the group, pointing out that Israel facilitated the evacuation, citing it as evidence that the group was collaborating with an enemy power. Syrian state TV al-Ikhbariya called the evacuation a "scandal." The State News Agency SANA said "the secret" of the group had been revealed and their "role as an agent ended."

Syrian lawmaker Khaled Abboud said that "foreign powers are pulling their agents out of the battlefield" because of the Syrian military victories that have quashed the "aggression" against Syria.

In a quick offensive, Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air forces, have been advancing from the east on areas held by the opposition in the strategic southwestern region that straddles the Jordanian border and the Golan Heights, occupied by Israel in 1967. They first seized the border with Jordan, squeezing the opposition in the center and progressively chipping away at areas the rebels held for years. For the first time since the war began in 2011, government forces regained positions along the disengagement line following a cease-fire deal with Israel in 1974.

This left the rebels and the White Helmets besieged by the government from one side, the sealed frontier with Israel, and by the group affiliated with the Islamic State group from the south.

Surrender deals were reached with the armed groups, allowing thousands to evacuate to the northern province of Idlib, where the opposition still holds sway. But one civil defense official, refusing to be identified by name for his safety, said the Russians refused to allow the White Helmets to be evacuated to the north.

The Associated Press first reported on Friday that U.S. officials were finalizing plans to evacuate several hundred Syrian civil defense workers and their families from southwest Syria as Russian-backed government forces closed in on the area along the Golan Heights frontier.

Evacuation plans were accelerated after last week's NATO summit in Brussels.

The evacuees are being assisted by the U.N. Refugee agency in Jordan pending international resettlement.

The Jordanian Foreign Ministry's spokesman, Mohammed al-Kayed, said the Syrians would remain in a closed area in Jordan for three months. Safadi, Jordan's foreign minister, said in a tweet that his government approved the evacuation after a pledge from Britain, Germany and Canada that the evacuees will be resettled in three months.

It is not clear if the White Helmets who have been previously evacuated to Idlib from other parts of Syria will receive similar treatment.

Since the offensive began, Jordan said it will not open its borders to the newly displaced Syrians. Jordan hosts at least 650,000 registered Syrian refugees, according to the U.N., but Amman says a similar number of undocumented Syrians are also in the kingdom. Some 300,000 have been displaced by the fighting, with only a few thousands opting for evacuation to Idlib, which is expected to be the target of the next government offensive.

Aron Lund, a Syria expert with the Century Foundation, said after the international community's funding and promoting the White Helmets for years, the evacuation should not be a surprise.

"It seems like simple moral math to me that when the uprising fails, they should try to get their guys out alive, with their families," he told AP in an email. "Had the international community done this much earlier and also offered safe haven to the rebel leaders they've been backing, they could have helped get irreconcilables out of the equation and reduce the amount of killing and destruction."

"All sides benefit from giving the losing team a safe exit," he said.

Separately Sunday, al-Ikhbariya TV quoted a military official as saying that a military post in the town of Masyaf in Hama province was hit by an Israeli airstrike. The area houses several defense ministry facilities.

JOHN DEERE COMMERCIAL?

Man accused of stealing John Deere tractor, leading cops on slow-speed chase through downtown Denver

By Oscar Contreras

Denver ABC 7
July 22, 2018

DENVER – The driver accused of stealing a John Deere tractor, leading police on a slow-speed chase through a busy section of downtown Denver Friday evening has been identified.

Thomas Busch, 37, is being held for investigation of theft of a motor vehicle, according to Denver Police Department spokesman Tyrone Campbell. More charges are possible.

John Deere tractor stolen from the area of City Park ends up in LoDo

Reports that a tractor had been stolen and had crashed through fences in the area of City Park came in to Denver Police just before 8:30 p.m., Campbell said during a press conference in the area of 15th and Market Streets — the intersection where an officer rammed a cop car to stop the suspect from fleeing law enforcement.

Police said multiple vehicles were struck and several buildings sustained property damage as officers slowly chased the stolen tractor for about 30 minutes.

When that tractor made it to the LoDo neighborhood, officers decided they had to stop the vehicle to protect the public. At least one police vehicle rammed the tractor in order to disable it near Coors Field, Campbell said.

Police then pulled the man from the tractor and used a Taser on him, as well as K-9 dogs to arrest him. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Two officers were also taken to the hospital for treatment. Campbell said they’re expected to be okay.

On Saturday, Denver7 learned the tractor belongs to Denver Water. It's unclear at this point how Busch was able to get a hold of a city-owned tractor and what led to him allegedly stealing it in the first place.

Suspect has lengthy rap sheet

The alleged tractor theft is only the latest in a list of dozens of others charges in Busch's criminal history, dating back to 1999.

Court records obtained by Denver7 show Busch has been arrested for burglary, domestic violence, robbery, assault; and several traffic offenses including vehicle theft, hit-and-run, driving with a suspended license, careless driving, driving under the influence, among others.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

WHY HOUSTON COPS ARE NOT GOING TO BE FLIES ON STINK

Reacting to a serial killing parolee, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo declared that his officers would be on parolees like flies on stink

After parolee Jose Rodriguez went on a crime spree that included the robbery-murders of a homeowner and the managers of two mattress stores, and the shooting of a bus driver, an angry Houston police chief declared:

“Two things community needs to know: We are going to be flies on stink on parolees. They are not going to like living here unless they want to be responsible members of the community.”

I believe Chief Art Acevedo really wants his officers to crack down on parolees, but they are not going to be flies on stink. Acevedo is in a no win-no win situation. If officers are diverted to be on parolees like flies on stink, people will complain loudly that his cops are not protecting them from the burglars, rapists and robbers who are not on parole.

For his officers to be on parolees like flies on stink, Acevedo will have to establish a special Parolee Surveillance Unit. There are about 17,000 parolees in Houston. How many cops would have to staff that surveillance unit in order to keep an eye on 17,000 parolees? There is no way the Houston city council will provide the necessary funds to establish and maintain such a special unit.

It’s the parole officers that need to be flies on stink, not cops. That’s not going to happen under the present parole system.

The whole parole system needs to be changed so that parolees will be supervised in the evenings and on weekends, instead of just on Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. No more office visits unless the parole officer has to see the parolee for some special reason or if the parolee wants to see his parole officer. And all field visits should be made on a surprise basis, not by appointment.

Of course, this will require budgeting for an adequate number of parole officers, and you won’t see that happening in your lifetime.

Houston cops really shouldn’t be doing what parole officers should be doing. Since Acevedo will not get the funds for a special Parolee Surveillance Unit and the state legislature will not provide the funds for an adequate number of parole officers, Houstonians are just left with waiting for the next Jose Rodriguez to come along.

NAZIS MAKING POLITICAL INROADS......IN CHICAGO

by Bob Walsh

Arthur Jones is a member of the American Nazi Party and a Klan sympathizer. He is also the Republican candidate challenging Representative Dan Lipinski for the 3rd Congressional District seat in Chicago.

The Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party has completely disavowed Jones. Jones has run for various offices numerous times and was removed from the ballot in 2016. He made it to the ballot this year by way of a significant number of signatures and the fact that no other "Republican" was running against Lipinski. The Republicans are running a write-in campaign, having missed the boat to run as a third party.

A similar nut job, John Fitzgerald, is running for California's 11th Congressional District against incumbent Mark DeSauinier. Fitzgerald, among other things, asserts that about 9% of U. S. Government officials have dual citizenship in Israel. He also claims that Jews played a significant role in the U. S. slave trade and has said that General Eisenhower ran concentration camps that exterminated German's near the end of WWII.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Damn those damn Jews!

BUSH 41's DOCTOR MURDERED

by Bob Walsh

Dr. Mark Hausknecht, 65, was George H. W. Bush's cardiologist. I say "was" because the good doctor was murdered by a man on a bicycle just before 9:00 a.m. on Friday. The doctor was bicycling to work when the shooter approached him from the front, made a turn, came back and shot him twice very near the Texas Medical Center.

Due to the proximity to the hospital there are a fair amount of cameras around. The cops are hoping for some footage and a prompt identification of the shooter. There is no known or at least publicly acknowledged motive at this time.

DAMN, THAT WAS FAST

by Bob Walsh

I have heard of fast jury verdicts, but this one might be a record.

Back in 2013 Curnlee Howell was murdered here in San Joaquin County. He got in a dispute over a dice game. He ended up on the wrong end of a pistol.

In 2017 Lloyd Brice, 29, was indicted for the murder. He was tried for first degree murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He is facing 53 years as a guest of the state.

The jury found him guilty. The jury was out ten MINUTES. The previous known record in San Joaquin County was six minutes, but that was for a residential burglary beef, not murder.

GETTING THEIR POLITICALLY CORRECT POUND OF FLESH

NYPD to immediately launch internal trial for Eric Garner cops

By Amanda Woods

New York Post
July 19, 2018

The NYPD will immediately launch its internal disciplinary proceedings for the officers involved in Eric Garner’s 2014 chokehold death, a department spokesman confirmed Thursday.

The department “will immediately begin” the disciplinary process for Officer Daniel Pantaleo and Sgt. Kizzy Adonis, the spokesman said in a statement.

“The U.S. Department of Justice yesterday for the first time officially confirmed to the NYPD, to [Deputy Commissioner for Legal Matters] Larry Byrne, that there was no objection to moving forward,” the statement said. “The proceedings themselves will commence in the coming days.”

The Civilian Complaint Review Board will lead Pantaleo’s case, and the NYPD Department Advocate’s Office will head up Adonis’ case.

“The [Administrative Prosecution Unit] has been ready to prosecute Officer Panataleo and we have commenced the process of filing charges,” CCRB chair Fred Davie said.

Garner died during a July 17, 2014, struggle with Pantaleo, who had placed him in a chokehold while attempting to arrest him for selling loose cigarettes on the North Shore of Staten Island.

Pantaleo has been on desk duty since Garner’s death.

Adonis, who also was present at the scene, was on modified status until this past May, when she was returned to full duty, officials said.

The NYPD’s internal probe is too little, too late, complained Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr.

“It’s unacceptable that the NYPD is saying that only two officers will face discipline charges when many more were involved in murdering my son, trying to cover it up and other related misconduct,” Carr responded in a written statement.

“There were over 5 officers on video using force or failing to intervene as my son Eric pleaded, ‘I can’t breathe,’ 11 times,” she said.

“Some officers tried to cover up the killing by lying on the official police reports to leave out the kind of force used against him and others illegally leaked alleged information,” she added.

“It’s past time for de Blasio and the NYPD to stop playing games with my son’s death and release the names of all the officers responsible for his murder, [or who] tried to cover it up and engaged in other related misconduct, and bring disciplinary charges to fire all of them.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: Trump’s Justice Department gave NYOD the go ahead? I thought the Trump Administration was pro-police, but they just threw these cops under the bus.

And Pantaleo is fucked. The cards are stacked against him because he’ll be tried by the Civilian Complaint Review Board. They’ve already found him guilty.

ISRAEL WILL NOT TOLERATE A SITUATION WHERE ITS CITIZENS HAVE TO RUN TO BOMB SHELTERS 20 TIMES A DAY

Defense minister warns of wide-scale 'painful' military operation in Gaza

By Lilach Shoval, Nikki Guttman and Israel Hayom Staff

Israel Hayom
July 20, 2018

Unless Hamas curbs its arson terrorism and border ‎riots campaign, Israel may have no choice but to ‎launch a full-fledged military operation in the Gaza ‎Strip, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned ‎Friday.‎

Lieberman toured the city of Sderot, 1.5 miles from ‎Gaza, on Friday, saying that Israel must maintain ‎the deterrence generated opposite Hamas. ‎

"We are handling things with restraint and ‎responsibility, but the real problem is the erosion ‎in deterrence and the loss of the residents' sense ‎of security. ‎

"Hamas is leading us down a path of ‎inevitability, where we would have to launch a wide-scale operation in Gaza that will be much more painful [for them] than Operation Protective Edge. Hamas is solely ‎responsible for this," he said. ‎

Lieberman stressed that while "there are no direct ‎talks with Hamas" Israel is "dealing with all the ‎relevant elements." The defense minister was most ‎likely referring to Egyptian intelligence officials, ‎who have been trying to broker a sustainable ‎cease-fire between Israel and Hamas since last ‎weekend. ‎

Gaza-based terrorists fired 200 projectiles on ‎Israeli communities near the border on Saturday, ‎triggering a forceful Israeli response that pounded ‎dozens of Hamas assets in the coastal enclave.‎

Egypt was able to broker a tenuous truce, but while ‎Palestinian rocket fire largely ceased, the arson ‎attacks that have been scorching thousands of acres ‎of forest and farmlands in the area for three months ‎continued to rage on.‎

Commenting on Saturday's bombing in Gaza, Lieberman ‎said the Israeli Air Force "dropped nearly 50 tons ‎of bombs on strategic Hamas positions. I think they ‎got the message and if they didn't – we'll continue."‎

Speaking of the simmering tensions on the border, ‎which some hedged this week were nearing boiling ‎point, he said, "We've all seen the reports and ‎heard that kites and fires are no reason to launch a ‎war, but anyone looking around at the thousands of ‎acres of burned fields understands this is not a ‎reasonable situation.‎ We are acting responsibly, but we will not tolerate ‎a situation where residents here have to run to ‎‎[bomb] shelters 20 times a day."‎

Lieberman reiterated that "if Hamas leaves us no ‎choice, we will have to launch a military operation ‎in Gaza. And it won't be for show – it will be ‎painful."‎

He urged the residents of Gaza to pressure Hamas to ‎curb terrorist attack and prevent further security ‎escalation.

"Hamas leaders are responsible for this situation ‎but unfortunately, ordinary Gazans will end up ‎paying the price. This is why I call on them to ‎pressure Hamas to choose another direction. We can ‎resume reasonable civilian reality and offer ‎‎[Gaza] ‎economic aid in exchange for the complete ‎‎termination of terrorism and the provocations on the ‎‎[security] fence," Lieberman said. ‎

The defense minister also addressed the criticism ‎heard from several cabinet members over the military's ‎alleged hesitance to launch an incursion of Gaza, ‎saying, "I speak with residents [in Gaza-vicinity ‎communities] daily and I've never heard one ‎criticism of the IDF. There's a lot of criticism of ‎the government, which is more than understandable, ‎but not of the military." ‎

Saturday, July 21, 2018

THE NFL IS REALLY THE UFL … UNPATRIOTIC FOOTBALL LEAGUE

The NFL Will Not Be Enforcing Its New Policy Against Kneeling During the National Anthem—For Now

By Natasha Bach

FORTUNE
July 20, 2018

The NFL will not be enforcing its anthem policy—in the short term, at least.

According to a joint statement from the NFL and NFL Players Association (NFLPA) released Thursday, “no new rules relating to the anthem will be issued or enforced for the next several weeks” as the two sides continue to work on coming to an agreement.

The statement came just hours after the Associated Press reported that Miami Dolphins players who “protest on the field during the national anthem could be suspended for up to four games.” The policy, which was issued this week, followed a new rule passed by the NFL in May that bars players from sitting or taking a knee during the national anthem if they are on the field or sidelines. Players can choose to remain in the locker room if they wish not to participate.

However, that policy was challenged by the NFLPA earlier this month, which filed a non-injury grievance challenging the policy. The grievance noted that “this new policy, imposed by the NFL’s governing body without consultation with the NFLPA, is inconsistent with the collective bargaining agreement and infringes on player rights.”

The NFLPA’s challenge to the policy has resulted in discussions between the organization and the NFL in recent weeks, but they have yet to come to a conclusion. The two parties therefore decided to put any new policies on hold while discussions continue, noting that their shared focus will “remain on finding a solution to the anthem issue through mutual, good faith commitments, outside of litigation.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: How disgusting! Respect for flag and country should never ever be subject to negotiation!!

The Unpatriotic Football League capitulated to the unpatriotic players almost immediately after it was learned that the Miami Dolphins intended to suspend any anthem protesting players for up to four games. Count UFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the team owners among the most gutless persons in America.

And then there is this team’s name. No, not the Washington Redskins. It’s the New England Patriots that have sure been misnamed. Owner Bob Kraft, coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady have all supported the right of players to disrespect our flag and country. Patriots my fucking ass!

ANOTHER NOMINATION FOR MOTHER OF THE YEAR

by Bob Walsh

Azzie Watson, 25, of Independence, MO is currently under arrest for pimping out her 2-year old daughter. There is a recording of her talking with her boyfriend about this happening while she watched. Ms. Watson has admitted that she is on the audio tape, but denies it ever actually happened. She asserts she made the recording because she was afraid of her boyfriend.

She was unable to explain how her 2-year old daughter contracted a STD. The cops got involved when this was discovered by hospital personnel.

JACK OF ALL TRADES IS OFTEN MASTER OF NONE

by Bob Walsh

Amphibious vehicles are interesting. During the 60s a German company manufactured a nice, small car that also had propellers and was pretty well sealed and could manage smooth water fairly nicely. They are collectors items now.

The U. S. Military built at least two purpose-built vehicles of a similar nature during WW II. One was called an AmphTrack. They were often used as landing craft in the Pacific Theater. They could go up over coral reefs and modest obstacles as they were track driven on land. There was also a vehicle commonly called a Duck. They were wheel driven on land. There are several places hither and yon that use surplus Ducks as tourist boats.

One such boat was out on a lake near Branson, MO. There was a 63 MPH wind blowing across the lake at the time. A duck went down Thursday in the lake. There was another large, more conventional boat nearby when it happened so help was available promptly. Never the less 17 people drowned.

That is the trouble with such vehicles. They are acceptable at two jobs but often not really very good at either. Especially in bad weather over water.

NOTABLE DEATH ..... ADRIAN CRONAUER

by Bob Walsh

The real-life D. J. portrayed by Robin Williams in GOOD MORNING VIETNAM cashed out his chips a couple of days ag in Norfolk, VA at age 79.

The real Cronauer became a lawyer and worked in the communications law field.

RABBI JACKED UP FOR "ILLEGAL" WEDDINGS IN ISRAEL

by Bob Walsh

The cops in Israel briefly detained Rabbi Dui Haiyun, who belongs to the Conservative Judaism Movement, after rousting him at 0530 at his home.

It seems that the Rabbinical Court in Haifa filed a complaint against him. Under the law weddings in Israel must be performed by an Orthodox rabbi.

Other streams of Judaism are more than a little tweaked about this, and the situation caused some stir with Israeli lawmakers.

I wonder how they feel about Wiccan weddings?

ANOTHER LIBERAL IDIOT MELTDOWN

by Bob Walsh

For some reason that passes understanding Jeanine Pirro agreed to appear on the View with that vicious pack of hard-core liberal idiots.

Whoppi Goldberg went 5150 on the former judge, screaming "Fuck You, Get the Fuck Out" at her (not on camera I understand). Apparently Whoppi was pissed that the judge expressed (on camera) the opinion that many liberals, including Ms. Goldberg, were suffering significantly from Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Strange how deluded people do not like having their delusions pointed out to them in public. It is also instructive to note how little tolerance for dissent self-proclaimed liberals actually have.

JUST ANOTHER SHOOT-EM-UP DAY IN DC

‘Please don’t let my baby die’: Mother holds 10-year-old as she dies following shooting at D.C. apartment complex, witnesses say

by Michael Brice-Saddler, Justin Jouvenal and Perry Stein

The Washington Post
July 17, 2018

The courtyard of the Clay Terrace Apartments in Northeast D.C. is a typical gathering spot on summer nights. On Monday evening, children ran around, people chatted, and some men played dominoes on a bench.

Then the masked men drove up.

They exited a black Infiniti, police said, and opened fire indiscriminately, showering so many shots into the courtyard that one resident said there were “too many to count.” The crowd of about 15 or 20 people scattered in terror.

Makiyah Wilson, a 10-year-old heading to an ice cream truck, was hit, apparently in the chest, residents said. Two witnesses said the girl’s mother held her child as she cried, again and again: “Please don’t let my baby die.”

It was to no avail. Makiyah lost her life later at the hospital, police said. A woman and three other men who were wounded were also being treated at local hospitals Tuesday as police continued searching for the shooters. The motive of the shooting, and whether the gunmen had targeted anyone, remained unclear.

Makiyah’s mother, Donnetta Wilson, cried as she talked about her daughter on Tuesday morning.

“She was an amazing little girl, an outstanding, bright 10-year-old,” Wilson said. “I just miss my daughter.”

“She wanted to conquer the world,” she said.

Of the gunmen, she said: “They’re cowards. I just want justice for my daughter.

In a year when homicides in the District are up 46 percent over 2017 and gunfire has become all too common in some neighborhoods, the killing of Makiyah stood out. She was described as a “cool little girl” who loved art and puzzles. She attended D.C. Scholars Public Charter School and was going to enter the fifth grade. She was well-known in the neighborhood and wore a princess crown in recent photos.

Mary C. Morgan, commissioner for Neighborhood Advisory Commission 7C02, which includes Clay Terrace, and other city officials expressed outrage at yet another tragedy.

“Are we going to keep letting this happen to our kids?” Morgan asked. “Are we going to keep letting them die? We’ve had enough of this.”

Makiyah’s death came during a moment of summer innocence.

Markeater Gay-Holroyd, 38, Makiyah’s aunt, said the girl had just gotten back from the pool with her 18-year-old sister when they noticed an ice cream truck. The aunt said Makiyah’s mother gave her money for a treat.

Just as Makiyah opened the door to go get ice cream , the gunshots came.

“She actually had a five-dollar bill in her hand,” Gay-Holroyd said.

Early Tuesday morning, yellow crime-scene tape was wrapped around the area in the 300 block of 53rd Street NE, where the shooting happened, and police detectives and officers were on the scene near the girl’s home.

Several neighbors said Makiyah was often seen outside playing with other neighborhood children.

According to police, the gunmen’s black Infiniti, which was missing a rear bumper, arrived at the public housing complex around 8 p.m. Police released surveillance video of the car pulling into a parking lot.

The Infiniti’s doors begin to pop open before the car comes to a stop, and four men emerge wearing sweatshirts with the hoods drawn up. All begin firing as soon as they exit the car, and one gunman sprints out of view. The men appear to fire in multiple directions before returning to the car and speeding off.

The shooting lasts less than 25 seconds.

Bullets tore through a storm door, a window, a Lexus and a metal door front, and did other damage, according to a police report. One resident described the scene as a “war zone.”

Sylvia Smith said she and her husband were home in their Clay Terrace apartment when her husband heard the eruption of gunfire.

Smith was worried because her 35-year-old son had gone to play dominoes with some friends.

Her husband ran to the courtyard and found a scene of horror: her son lying on his stomach on the ground, holding his chin in place. He had been shot in the face and part of his jaw was missing. Another bullet had blasted through one leg. Nearby, Makiyah was struggling for her life.

Smith’s son was transferred to a shock trauma center in Baltimore, where he underwent surgery on Tuesday morning. He has four children and was studying to be a Metro driver. Smith said it was unbelievable someone would shoot indiscriminately in an area where so many people gather.

“I think it’s crazy for people to do what they’re doing — shooting people for no reason at all. It’s pathetic,” she said. “They got nothing to do with their life. Trust and believe, the devil is having a good time.”

On Monday night, Assistant D.C. Police Chief Chanel Dickerson pleaded with city residents for help getting illegal guns off the streets, and Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) went to the scene and called for community members to phone a police tip line with any information. “#EnoughIsEnough,” she said on Twitter.

With Makiyah’s death, the District has seen 83 homicides in 2018 through Tuesday, up from 57 during the same time period the year before, according to city figures. Six teens killed in the District this year have been between the ages of 14 and 17. One day before Monday’s shooting, a 12-year-old boy was one of four people shot in the city. An 11-year-old girl was hit by gunfire on July 4.

Makiyah transferred to D.C. Scholars Public Charter School in September as a fourth grader. When Principal Jessica Hiltabidel first met Makiyah, she was singing and skipping through the hallway.

Hiltabidel told Makiyah to slow down and reminded her that she was supposed to be a role model for the younger children.

“But she looked at me and said, ‘Well, the 3-year-olds get to skip,’ ” Hiltabidel said. “That’s indicative of Makiyah’s spirit. She’s always a ball of energy and questioning things and wanting to skip.”

Hiltabidel said teachers remember Makiyah as funny, intellectually curious and a voracious reader, diving into books about the civil rights movement. On field trips, including one to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Makiyah was always the last to leave, lingering to ask more questions.

She was also a talented athlete, and the school was expecting her to play on the basketball team in fifth grade. Makiyah wanted to be a professional athlete, and Hiltabidel said she was excited when she learned that professional female football existed.

Eddie Green, 56, lives half a block away from the girl’s home. He said his 16-year-old and 4-year-old grandchildren played with Makiyah often. Green saw Makiyah on Sunday.

“She was asking me to get her something from the ice cream truck,” he said. “I was telling her how big she was getting and how smart she is. She was a sweetheart.”

He said he was out in his backyard when he heard the shots Monday. He snatched up his 4-year-old grandson, found cover for the boy, and then ran to the courtyard.

He saw Makiyah, in front of her porch on the ground, bleeding from her chest.

“The mom was holding her in her arms, crying, ‘No, baby, stay with me.’ It was very sad,” Green said. “I would like to see her smile, playing, running up and down the sidewalk again. That’s what I’d like to see.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: Makiyah's 18-year-old sister was shot in the arm. She was released from the hospital and arrested when police learned she had a Virginia parole violation arrest warrant.

ILLEGALS BEING SMUGGLED TO CALIFORNIA IN PANGA BOATS

The rise of smuggler, migrant boats off California coast has law enforcement changing tactics

By Erika I. Ritchie

The Mercury News
July 19, 2018

The unusual call came in about 4:30 a.m.: a small, speeding vessel was heading toward a nearby beach. For two sheriff’s deputies on patrol aboard a fire boat in Newport Harbor, a placid early morning shift was about to take an intriguing turn.

Common sense suggested the mystery boat zipping toward the Newport Beach coastline last month wasn’t being piloted by a fisherman or recreational boaters out for a predawn spin.

It first had been spotted by a U.S. Navy ship 100 miles or so south, off the U.S.-Mexican border; a Coast Guard vessel later updated the coordinates as it moved north. Evidence also suggested this was a “panga,” a simple, rugged and nimble vessel designed decades ago for fishermen, but which in recent years have become popular among smugglers at sea.

For the two Orange County sheriff’s deputies, Jacob Betham and Mark Freeman, their goal soon became more urgent and clear: Gather information, intercept the panga and be ready to deal with who and what they found aboard.

“They gave us a heading, with that we got a location on the beach based on speed and their direction,” said sheriff’s Sgt. Paul Ketcham, who was watch commander in Newport Beach the morning of June 11, directing the two deputies.

So Freeman and Betham sped southward. Fog and a rough swell made the journey treacherous as they aimed for an intercept point about 15 nautical miles off the shore of Crystal Cove State Beach, a state-operated beach and wilderness area close to Pacific Coast Highway — and the site of previous illicit panga landings and human smuggling operations.

Freeman piloted the patrol boat, while he and Betham prepared for the encounter.

Within 45 minutes, the deputies were at the spot where they believed the boat would soon arrive.

There were two choices; either the boat would yield or there would be a vessel pursuit, which would require other law enforcement help. The U.S. Coast Guard is at the helm of coordination.

“If they do yield to us, it’s six to nine people on board,” said Betham. “Then it’s do they have weapons or do they not? Do we have enough handcuffs and life vests to secure them to the boat? It’s just a nautical nightmare.”

The two deputies waited offshore. The boat didn’t show up.

At daybreak, the fog lifted. On the nearby sands of Crystal Cove, the empty panga finally came into clear sight, its pilot — and whoever else was aboard — having vanished into the coastal hills.

SHIFTING TACTICS

While the Harbor Patrol often works calls that include assisting vessels in distress, enforcing harbor navigation codes, responding to boat fires and search and rescue calls, deputies also patrol the coast to seek emerging trends.

In carrying out that effort, they are aided by a busy command center that’s the first of its kind in the nation. Formed out of an office at the Long Beach Harbor in 2011, the Maritime Coordination Center now is charged with aiding dozens of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in a joint effort to keep the waters off California safe from smugglers and other criminals.

In cases like the June 11 panga incident, information is pushed out to all of the MCC’s 80 partners — and those with resources at the ready, in this case the Harbor Patrol, respond. Staff at the MCC facilitate what response is available, what resources are needed and work to avoid duplication of efforts.

“Just like any other call, our alertness level is based on the intelligence we have going out onto the ocean,” Betham said, recalling how the MCC’s coordination helped pinpoint the panga’s movements that morning. “It’s different than on land, there’s no place to hide on a boat. Bullets can go through a boat a lot easier.”

He added: “We talked about how we engage them and about tactical considerations and possible threat levels.”

The MCC’s watch area is divided into three sectors: San Diego, Long Beach/Los Angeles and San Francisco. In part because of its success, the center is now a model for similar endeavors nationwide.

Between 2012 to 2016, agencies intercepted 376 boat landing efforts and seized 182,200 pounds of marijuana within the Long Beach/Los Angeles sector that includes Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.

In roughly the same time period, law enforcement agencies also stopped 658 boats carrying 3,247 migrants. In each of those cases, migrants were apprehended and no drugs were found on board.

So far in 2018, there have been 21 known vessel landings along the coast between San Diego to just south of San Francisco, according to data from the MCC. In most cases, drugs were seized or migrants were apprehended.

The center also has reported a 75 percent decrease in attempted panga landings in Orange County in 2016 compared to 2010 — the year before MCC was established — due to increased enforcement and coordinated efforts.

“We make sure all the partners are aware of incidents and can find response quicker,” said Bridgett Lewis, director of the MCC and security operations for the Port of Long Beach. “It’s a coordination between military, state and local assets that come together.”

The effort at greater coordination got off the ground due in part to the work of Laura Farinella, now chief of police in Laguna Beach. In 2011, she had command over the Port of Long Beach as deputy chief and was in charge of the Port Police Division where Long Beach Police Officers worked to provide a Homeland Security function.

“There was no communication then,” she said. “We had a panga land in Long Beach and communicated with Customs. They said they knew about it but no one ever communicated with us. 9/11 changed this. We realized that we have to think larger. We can no longer work in silos in our own area of law enforcement. Criminals don’t know borders. We now think statewide, nationwide and worldwide.”

Since that time, the center has grown from a desk and a telephone to a room full of hundreds of monitors and highly sophisticated equipment and cameras.

Each month, affiliated agencies, including local law enforcement and fire departments, Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Homeland Security, U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard hold meetings to discuss techniques on monitoring illicit maritime activities. This includes discussions on current trends, maritime intelligence and case coordination.

“It’s a time where officials from the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security and state and local agencies can share ideas and cooperation,” Lewis said. “There’s no turf war. We’re all the same on the water. It’s also an opportunity to see how each other works.”

Matt Rice, assistant special agent for Homeland Security Investigations, said the network of investigators that make up the Border Enforcement Security Task Force are likely the nation’s best — especially because of the coordinated effort.

As greater pressure to enforce border security has focused on land crossings, officials have seen an increase in smugglers coming by sea.

“Some are coming to look for a better life, sometimes it’s human trafficking and sex trade,” Farinella said. “We have to consider every scenario. It could be a terrorist. Anytime someone is entering the U.S. unlawfully, there is always a concern about what’s behind it.”

While panga and small vessel landings have been the main focus, law enforcement is also aware of other efforts for people to come ashore illegally. Pangas meet up with pleasure crafts and fishing vessels on the open sea. When that happens, it’s harder to detect.

Still, within the last few months, calls from concerned boaters in Dana Point and Newport harbors about illegally docked boats have alerted Harbor Patrol. Officials found evidence of smuggling activities occurred, including life vests, food and water that could only have been purchased in Mexico.

The prevalence of incidents off the south Orange County coast has prompted Farinella to create a marine unit at the Laguna Beach Police Department. The group of officers train monthly with deputies from the Harbor Patrol on ways to identify threats.

“I wanted to make sure we were part of MCC communications in the instance we needed to respond to a panga landing event, who to contact, and the training to do it correctly,” she said. “The team consists of 12 police officers who had an interest in maritime law enforcement. The team attends monthly MCC meetings.”

LESSONS FROM NEAR MISSES

Near-miss apprehensions, like the one June 11, serve as lessons for future efforts to stop illegal landings that typically serve as transport for human smuggling and drug and weapons smuggling.

“This is not necessarily what we see every day,” said Edward Owens, deputy special agent in charge of special investigations for the Department of Homeland Security U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “A major amount of boats are interdicted at sea or when they make landfall. Sometimes, if they see Coast Guard helicopters, they’ll turn around and go back south.”

At a later panga landing, on June 19 in nearly the same spot at Crystal Cove, law enforcement coordination paid off.

In that case, the Laguna Beach Police Department was tipped off by a passerby who saw a suspicious-looking boat near the shore. Information was sent to the MCC, which dispatched a call to all law enforcement.

Police from Laguna Beach and Newport Beach, Crystal Cove State Park rangers and Border Patrol responded. A sheriff’s helicopter was launched and the Laguna Beach maritime team responded with drones and offroad vehicles. Nearby El Morro Elementary School was locked down while at least 20 officers patrolled the area.

In the end, four men were found hiding in the bushes at a nearby campground.

“They were wet and showed signs of having been out at sea for a while,” said Farinella. “It was really kind of sad.”

Water bottles, life vests, gasoline and GPS devices were recovered after both recent panga landings at Crystal Cove.

That evidence will be scoured by investigators from Homeland Security, who also look for fingerprints and any other forensic evidence.

“We’ll exploit that to the nth degree,” Owens said. “We make every effort to pull out all the stops.”

ANY SENTENCE LESS THAN LIFE IN PRISON FOR THIS SAN ANTONIO COUPLE IS A GRAVE INJUSTICE

Horror truth behind San Antonio's 'Miracle Girl': Couple raped their adopted daughter for years, got her pregnant three times and passed off the children as their own before setting up a backyard church claiming one of the kids could CURE CANCER

By Emily Crane

Daily Mail
July 20, 2018

A San Antonio woman has been jailed for 33 years after she and her husband raped their adopted daughter for years and forced her to give birth to three children that they then passed off as their own.

Laura Castillo and her husband Eusebio were both arrested early last year after the 15-years of abuse against their adopted daughter Abigail Alvarado, now 28, finally came to light.

In addition to the horrific abuse, shocking details also emerged after their arrests of how the Castillos had created a church in their backyard and duped hundreds of people into believing one of the children Abigail gave birth to was a 'Miracle Child' who could cure cancer.

Laura pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated sexual assault and was sentenced this week in a San Antonio court for her role in the horror ordeal.

Meanwhile her husband, a former US Army sergeant, is still awaiting trial on charges of sexual assault and prohibited sexual contact.

The investigation into the couple began back in 2014 when Abigail finally reported the abuse to police.

Abigail, who is also the couple's niece, told authorities the abuse had begun 15 years earlier when she was just nine.

At the time, she had been taken away from her alcoholic mother and sent to live with the Castillos in Hawaii on an army base. They later officially adopted her.

In an interview with Express News following their arrests, Abigail detailed how Eusebio began climbing into her bunk at night to molest her almost as soon as she arrived. She said she tried telling Laura but claimed her adopted mother ignored it and said she didn't believe her.

The family moved to Texas in 2001 when Abigail was in her early teens. She claims that Eusebio started raping her when she was 13 and that Laura also started 'helping out' and forced her to perform sex acts on the couple. Abigail also claims that the couple would often beat and verbally abuse her.

Abigail said that Laura eventually demanded she become a 'surrogate mother' for the couple.

When she became pregnant for the first time with Eusebio's child, she tried to hide her stomach at school before lying and telling people that a boy at another high school was the father.

She gave birth to a daughter when she was 17, before going on to have another girl at the age of 20 and a boy when she was 23.

The three children were raised believing - as well as everyone else - that Laura and Eusebio were the parents and that Abigail was their sister.

Abigail has since said she feared coming forward about the abuse because Eusebio had repeatedly threatened to harm her children and kill himself.

The Castillos eventually moved to San Antonio in 2009 where they set up the St Peregrine Chapel, as part of the Mexican Catholic Apostolic Church, in their backyard.

Over the next few years, the couple received donations from thousands of churchgoers who believed the couple's daughter - who was Abigail's firstborn - was a healer who could provide relief to cancer patients.

Abigail said it was at the makeshift church that she met her future husband Rudy Alvarado. She credits him as the person who eventually helped her report the Castillos to authorities.

She said it took years before she was able to tell Rudy the truth and, even then, she still didn't want to alert authorities.

Abigail said the turning point came in 2014 when Laura was rushed to hospital and they all thought she would die.

Eusebio allegedly told Abigail: 'After she dies, it's me and you. We're going to get married and have more kids and continue the chapel. On the outside we'll be father and daughter, but on the inside we're married.'

Eusebio and Laura fled soon after she reported the abuse to police.

Police eventually tracked the couple down two years later after Laura set up a GoFundMe page, which listed San Juan, Texas as her location, as she asked for donations for her medical condition.

Eusebio was arrested in February 2017 and his wife was taken into custody in June that same year.

Abigail is now raising her children with her husband and has since reconnected with her birth mother.

HEIL HITLER

Swiss politician says Hitler 'can't have been so bad,' sparks fury

By Ariel Kahana and Israel Hayom Staff

Israel Hayom
July 19, 2018

A Swiss politician is facing expulsion from the country's center-right Conservative Democratic party after he said that late Nazi leader Adolf Hitler "can't have been that infinitely bad."

In an online discussion about a Swiss policeman who was promoted despite espousing admiration for Germany's fascist World War II-era leader, Thomas Keller said he believes "today's historical view of Hitler is rather one-sided." He said he didn't see Hitler as an evil tyrant and dictator and that all nations that fought in the war had "blood on their hands."

According to Swiss news platform SWI, the Conservative Democratic party on Tuesday began proceedings to expel Keller from its ranks, Tuesday. Party leader Martin Landolt, who drew criticism himself when, in 2016, he tweeted a picture of a Swiss cross transforming into a swastika, said he was "outraged" by Keller's "abominable" comments.

The Foreign Ministry welcomed the move to expel Keller, which it said reflected the Swiss political system's lack of tolerance for expressions of support for the Nazis.

Keller has since apologized for his remarks, telling the Tages-Anzeiger newspaper he was "clearly against racism and glorifying anything to do with abusing power including guiding a people toward slaughtering others." He said he regretted the "politically very, very dangerous" tweet.

In an interview with the newspaper 20 Minutes, Keller seemed to say he regretted making the comments on social media because he had underestimated the blowback he would receive.

"I have never been a Holocaust denier, nor do I understand people like that," he said, but then noted the basic Christian tenet that there was good in every person, and said Hitler's had just not been found yet.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Adolf liked dogs.

Friday, July 20, 2018

FIRST THE LOSS, THEN THE KICK IN THE NUTS

by Bob Walsh

Regular readers will know that last month SCOTUS ruled that public employee unions could not force non-members to pay a "fair share" or "agency" fee for representation. The National Right To Work Foundation has just filed to compel the SEIU Local 1000, a large union representing various mostly clerical and miscellaneous workers in CA, to refund a buttload of money to about 40,000 current and former members due to their overly burdensome "opt out" procedure. This would cost SEIU a tad over $100 million by rough estimate, retroactive to 2012.

In 2012 SCOTUS ruled that SEIU Local 1000 had inappropriately charged employees a "political action fee" without their consent. They might actually make this fly, which would either seriously cripple or even kill off SEIU Local 1000. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of asswipes.

AN UNWELCOMED FIRST

by Bob Walsh

Correctional Officer James Gomm was murdered by a prisoner at the Stillwater prison in Minnesota. Besides the tragedy in general what was unusual is that, as far as they can tell, Gomm is the first prison officer ever murdered on the job in the state.

The suspect, Edward Muhammad Johnson, 42, was doing 29 years for second degree murder from 2003. The murder occurred in an industry shop building. Johnson has been moved to the state's max security facility in Oak Park Heights.

NEW DEMOCRAT SLOGAN

by Bob Walsh

The Democrat National Committee has been working on a new slogan. The last one was "Drain The Swamp" but they found out somebody was already using that fairly successfully.

This is their new one. What do you think?

IF YOU ARE A STRAIGHT WHITE MALE, YOU SHOULD GO AWAY AND DIE

IF YOU ARE A STRAIGHT WHITE MALE WITH A JOB, YOU SHOULD KILL YOURSELF AND SAVE US THE TROUBLE

BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE PEOPLE WHO BROUGHT YOU PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE HILLARY CLINTON


Maybe a little wordy in my opinion, but then what do I know?

CAT FIGHT ON ‘THE VIEW’ BETWEEN BLACK TRUMP HATER AND WHITE TRUMP LOVER

'Get the fuck out of the building!': Whoopi Goldberg and Trump supporter Judge Jeanine Pirro fight on The View before getting into a second screaming match backstage

By Minyvonne Burke

Daily Mail
July 19, 2018

Whoopi Goldberg exploded on Judge Jeanine Pirro in a fiery on-air debate about president Donald Trump on Thursday's episode of The View.

Towards the end of the show, Pirro praised Trump with lowering the unemployment rate for the first time in 50 years for 'minorities, Hispanics and African Americans' but Goldberg and fellow The View co-host Sunny Hostin said the credit should be given to former president Barack Obama.

Pirro fired back saying: 'You're suffering from Trump derangement in this room.'

Her remark set off a chain reaction that blew up the segment, caused a massive argument backstage and saw the judge kicked out of the building, she later told The Sean Hannity Show.

Moments after Pirro's 'Trump derangement' quote, View co-host and Trump opponent Meghan McCain said she wasn't deranged, and Pirro pointed at Goldberg, setting the longtime host off.

'Did you just point at me? I don't have Trump derangement, let me tell you what I have,' Goldberg shot back. 'I am tired of people starting a conversation with, "Mexicans are liars and rapists." Listen, I'm 62 years old, there have been a lot of people in office that I don't agree with, but I have never ever seen anything like this.'

She continued: 'I've never seen anyone whip up such hate, I've never seen anyone be so dismissive and clearly you don't watch this show, so you don't know that I don't suffer from that. What I suffer from is the inability to figure out how to fix this, that's my issue.'

Goldberg and Pirro then got into a screaming match, with Pirro declaring: 'You know what's horrible? When people who shouldn't be here end up murdering children of American citizens.'

'What's horrible is when the president of the United States whips up people to beat the hell out of people,' Goldberg yelled back, telling Pirro she was done with the interview.

'Say goodbye, bye! I'm done,' Goldberg said.

The show quickly cut to a commercial break, and when it returned Pirro was no longer sitting at the table.

Goldberg took the last few minutes of the show to apologize to the audience and viewers.

'So you saw me do something I very rarely do. I very rarely lose my cool, I'm not proud of it and I don't like it,' she said. 'I also don't like being accused of being hysterical, because that's one of the things I try not to be on this show.'

Though the on-screen drama was over as quickly as the segment, Pirro told The Sean Hannity Show it got worse when the pair met again backstage.

'When I went off the stage, I’m walking downstairs and I said something like, "Whoopi I fought for victims my whole life" and she came at me as I was leaving and said "F[uck] you" in my face - literally spitting at me - "F[uck] you, get the F[uck] out of this building",' she told Hannity.

'I said to her, "did you just say that?" She said "that’s what I said, get the F out of this building" and she was screaming at me, and I’m walking out of the building like a dog who was just kicked off.'

Pirro said while Goldberg's behavior was 'horrific', the way she was treated was 'typical of what is going on in this country'.

'The left, they invite you on to talk, they then won’t let you talk, they throw you off the show and then they throw you out of the building,' she said.

'I said in the first segment – and again I have to look at it – I said "we need to start talking about this stuff".

'We need to start recognizing that it doesn’t matter if it’s Donald Trump or if it’s a Democrat running. We’ve got to have a Department of Justice and FBI that is not corrupt.

'I’ll tell you Sean, I’ve been prosecutor, a judge for 30 years. I’ve sat on murder trials – I’d go toe-to-toe with anyone. I’ve tried murder cases, I’ve gone against drug cartels… I have never been treated like that in my life. I was stunned.'

Sources told Page Six as Pirro was walking past Goldberg she reportedly put her finger in the host's face and said she has 'done more for abused women than you will ever do'.

Goldberg told the 'Justice with Judge Jeanine' host 'fuck you' and 'get the fuck out of the building!'

The outlet reports Pirro was fired up before she even started filming the episode. According to the source, the Fox News host felt blindsided when she learned that CNN contributor and Trump critic Anna Navarro was filling in for Joy Behar.

'When Jeanine arrived on set she was looking for a fight and refusing to be on with Ana, demanding (Ana( not be in the segment,' the insider said. '(Pirro) was yelling at (The View') executive producer and her staff like, "You need to handle this."'

Another source said that Pirro, 'was upset that Ana was there because she wasn’t told until the last minute.'

The insider added: 'Ana is 24-7 anti-Trump. Jeanine wasn’t yelling, but you could tell they felt like the segment was being hijacked by shoving in an anti-Fox, anti-Trump person.'

COP KILLERS SHOULD FACE EXECUTION ….. AND SO SHOULD SERIAL KILLERS LIKE JOSE RODRIGUEZ IN HOUSTON, RAPISTS WHO MURDER THEIR VICTIMS, AND OTHER COLD BLOODED KILLERS

Discussion of death penalty for cop killers reemerges after Mass. LEO's slaying

By Scott J. Croteau

MassLive.com
July 18, 2018

WEYMOUTH, Mass. — In the wake of Weymouth Police Sgt. Michael Chesna's killing, the subject of whether the death penalty should be back on the books in Massachusetts has once again emerged with Gov. Charlie Baker stating he believes the death penalty should apply to cop-killers.

Auburn Police Chief Andrew Sluckis Jr. is one of the police chiefs in Massachusetts who supports the death penalty for anyone who killed an officer.

"This is ridiculous," Sluckis said. "You're talking three [Massachusetts] officers that all have been killed and shot to death in the line of duty within 26 months."

Sluckis had an officer killed in the line of duty in 2016. Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino was fatally shot by Jorge Zambrano during a traffic stop on May 22, 2016.

He has joined Yarmouth Police Chief Frank Frederickson and Woburn Police Chief Robert Ferullo, who also believe the death penalty should apply to cop-killers.

Yarmouth Police Sgt. Sean Gannon was killed serving a warrant on Cape Cod this year. Woburn Police Officer Jack Maguire was fatally shot by a robbery suspect in 2010.

The death penalty ended in Massachusetts in 1984, although there have been efforts to put it back on the books since then. Proposed legislation has failed. People convicted of federal crimes in Massachusetts can be sentenced to death, as was the case with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombings.

A bill bringing back the death penalty in Massachusetts also failed after the kidnapping and abduction of 10-year-old Jeffrey Curley thrust the issue back into the forefront.

Baker said this week he continues to hold the position that the death penalty should apply to anyone who kills a police officer.

Earlier this year, Baker signed a bill that included a new mandatory minimum sentence for assault and battery on a police officer causing serious bodily injury.

Getting support from legislators is difficult, said Mark Leahy, the retired Northborough Police Chief who is now the executive director of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association.

Having a bill filed to bring back the death penalty is among laundry list of items the association is considering, he said.

A sampling of whether lawmakers would support such a bill showed "it wasn't going to happen," Leahy said.

"Who knows, maybe after this the discussion will continue? There was no appetite for it though," he said. "We don't want to do it for window dressing. We're either going to do it because we think it has a good chance of succeeding or not. We realized the current environment showed it was not."

Chesna was fatally shot Sunday after responding to a call for an erratic driver in Weymouth. Emanuel Lopes is accused of shooting Chesna with the officer's firearm.

Sluckis said he continues to believe judges should not have lifetime appointments. Judges should be reviewed every five years, he said.

The men involved in the killings of Tarentino and Gannon both were career criminals. A judge referenced Zambrano's violent history toward police three months before the killing of Tarentino. The judge could have revoked Zambrano's bail, but did not.

The man accused of killing Gannon had more than 100 offenses on his criminal record. Gannon's mother released a statement after Chesna's killing.

"Our hearts are broken once again for what can never be justified - the senseless violence that continues to occur because legislators and the court system fail to adequately support Law Enforcement and the innocent public by allowing dangerous criminals to remain in society," said Denise Gannon.

Records show Lopes was placed on $500 cash bail in an October drug case in Weymouth. He was out on pretrial probation conditions when authorities say he killed Chesna and Adams.

Sluckis wants more information about the case before determining if another judge should be "removed from the bench."

Once news of Chesna's shooting broke, Sluckis said he messaged Trish Tarentino and spoke with Frederickson.

Sluckis also wants a piece of legislation, currently still with State Rep. Theodore C. Speliotis' committee, to be passed. It would allow officers and public safety personnel involved in traumatic events to seek support services without having to notify their supervisors.

The bill wouldn't cost taxpayers any money, Sluckis said.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA JURIES APPROVE RIOTING

DC Chief Calls For New Laws After Zero Jury Convictions In Inauguration Riots

Los Angeles Police Protective League News Watch
July 19, 2018

The Washington D.C. police chief is calling for a change to the district’s rioting law after there were no jury convictions in the inauguration day riots.

On Jan. 20, 2017, police said people dressed in black, and masked to conceal their identities, started rioting in protest of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, WTOP reported. D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said 234 people were arrested. Officials said more than $100,000 in damage was caused to a number of public and private properties.

Of the 234 arrested, 214 were indicted for felonies and misdemeanors, with each facing up to 70 years in prison. But not one single defendant was found guilty by juries in the D.C. Superior Court.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

NO, IT'S NOT BILL CLINTON



Grab em by the ass Ryan Cherwinski, 31, was not only busted by the cops, but first he got busted big time by Emelia Holden, 21, a waitress in a Savannah, Georgia restaurant.

HOUSTON POLICE CHIEF ART ACEVEDO: OUR OFEICERS WILL BE ON PAROLEES LIKE FLIES ON STINK

Chief Art Acevedo promises that Houston cops will crack down on parolees

By Howie Katz

Big Jolly Tomes
July 18, 2018

From January 1990 until last September, Jose Rodriguez was a guest of the State of Texas in its Graybar Hotel chain. He had been convicted for burglary of a habitation using a deadly weapon, attempted aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and auto theft. Last September he was paroled to a halfway house in Dallas County. In December 2017 he was transferred to a halfway house in Houston. In March of this year he was outfitted with an ankle monitor and released to live in a home.

On July 5 Rodriguez cut off his ankle monitor and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Before he was captured on July 17, Rodriguez went on a crime spree which included the robbery-murders of a homeowner and the managers of two mattress stores.

An angry Houston police chief told a press conference his cops were going to crack down on parolees. Chief Art Acevedo said:

"Two things community needs to know: We are going to be flies on stink on parolees. They are not going to like living here unless they want to be responsible members of the community."

I have long criticized the lack of real supervision given to parolees. Parolees cannot be adequately supervised only on Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with office appointments and forewarned field visit appointments. Many, if not most, parole violations occur during the nighttime and on weekends.

And those ankle monitors should not be a substitute for good parole supervision. Jose Rodriguez was not busted because he had cut off his monitor, but because of an extensive manhunt by cops after he went on his deadly crime spree.

Nationwide, about 50 percent of parolees are returned to prison, some for violations of parole conditions, but most for committing new crimes. Parolees who completed their parole did so on their own without adequate supervision from their parole officers. Some of those who ‘succeeded’ on parole committed crimes for which they were not caught.

If Chief Acevedo keeps his promise about his cops being “flies on stink,” parolees in Houston can expect to get the kind of supervision from cops that they should have been getting from their parole officers.

YOU CAN'T VOTE...AT LEAST NOT ON THAT

by Bob Walsh

The California Supreme Court has agreed with the opposition and ordered that the ballot initiative to split the formerly great state of California into three chunks be pulled off the ballot. It would seem that it is too large a change to the structure of the government to be an appropriate subject for the actual people to have a say in.

NM PRISONS ABOUT TO MAX OUT

by Bob Walsh

The New Mexico prison system will, in its current configuration, hold 7,124 men. (That is two medium size prisons in CA.) The current prediction is that in five to six years they will max out. It is anticipated the women's prison will max out about the same time. They currently have space for 850 female prisoners.

The NM prison population has risen steadily over the last decade while many states prison population has gone down. (That does not mean the crime has gone down. Merely that these states, like California, simply don't lock criminals up.)

The head of the DOC says their system overall is about $300 million behind in deferred maintenance and most of the buildings are well beyond their useful service life.

Most people who can read and follow news will remember a horrid prison riot in New Mexico in 1980 where they lost control of a prison for several days. The causes were serious overpopulation and grotesque understaffing with poorly trained and very badly paid staff. The only people who worked there were those who could not get regular work picking lettuce.

The NM legislature seems so far to be unwilling to even consider any significant spending on prison facilities. If this continues they may again be bit on the ass, big time.

SWATTING SUSPECT TO FACE MORE CHARGES

by Bob Walsh

"SWATTING" is a particular nasty stunt, viewed as a joke by many, that fakes communication from a house, usually indicating a home invasion robbery or something else nasty going down RIGHT NOW. The cops respond. Sometimes shots are fired. Sometimes people die. It really isn't that funny.

Andrew Finch of Kansas was killed in December when the cops responded to a house where they believed a hostage situation was under way. It wasn't. A couple of video game geeks faked it up.

One of the two defendants, Shane Gaskill, was charged this week with wire fraud and making a false statement. He is also facing federal charges of obstruction of justice.

Two other men are also charged with this incident.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Why aren't they being charged with involuntary manslaughter?

$10 TIP ON $35 BILL AND BURGER JOINT MOCKED TEEN FOR PAYING IN COINS

Virginia restaurant is slammed for shaming a generous 17 year-old boy who bought his friends lunch and left a 30 per cent tip in quarters because it was the only cash he had left

By Jessica Finn

Daily Mail
July 18, 2018

A Virginia teen who paid for his friends' lunch in mostly coins - and left a 30 per-cent tip, was mocked on the restaurant's Facebook page.

Cohen Naulty, 17, and his friends went to Beer 88 in Lynchburg for lunch and didn't expect to be publicly blasted after he paid the bill.

The bill totaled $35, he left a $20 bill and a generous $10 tip, paying most of the total in quarters.

After he left, the restaurant posted a photo of the change with the caption, 'How NOT to pay at a restaurant', blasted it as ridiculous and hashtagging it #nohometraining.

Naulty said he carried a lot of coins because he is a server at another restaurant and often receives them in tips. He couldn't imagine being ridiculed by a restaurant over the type of currency he used.

And neither could people in his community. Scores of Facebook users hits back at the restaurant for being unkind and shaming a kid struggling to do a good deed, prompting Beer 88 to delete their entire Facebook page.

'Not only did they pay, they left a 30% tip. The kid is a server at another restaurant. He paid with his tip money. It spends just like anything else. Their 'apology' was almost as asinine as their original post. Even if it was a joke, you don't mock a customer in order to do so. Ignorance', wrote Joshua Spencer.

Katie Wilson agreed, taking to Facebook, she said: 'Beer 88 should not be posting anything having to do with customers paying. Money is money. He left a larger tip than most. No need to post this sort of backdrop slam at the customer.'

'It's just U.S. currency,' Naulty told WSET. 'I'm allowed to use it. It's not Illegal. I'm not doing anything wrong.'

'They said we didn't have any home training,' said one of Naulty's friends, who has not been identified. 'That was dirty. That was one their hashtags, #nohometraining.'

Before the restaurant removed their Facebook completely, they posted a sort of apology, explaining 'In response to our earlier post, it was posted as a joke, intended as a joke and should be taken as a joke.'

'It was posted as a light-hearted way of saying that something like this can be annoying to people that work in the restaurant/retail industry. In no way did we publicly shame ANYONE for paying OR tipping. We try to keep our page funny and relatable. And had no idea that this would be offensive to anyone,' they concluded.

Cohen's mother, Kim Naulty, came to her son's defense, saying she can't imagine someone being negative about her son.

'If anybody met Cohen, they know it couldn't be farthest thing from the truth,' Kim Naulty told WSET. 'And, you know, he's a good kid.'

The owner, Yao Liu, is also catching heat for the post, she says she's been receiving threats, but isn't the one handling their social media.

'On that part, yes, I do apologize,' Liu said. 'Because, you know, I didn't see it.'

Naulty, who now cheekily also goes by the moniker The Quarter Boy, has decided to turn what he calls 'not a good day,' into something great.

He has started a fundraiser to help pay for other people's meals.

He wrote to Facebook: 'I like paying for people's meals even if I have to scrape together my last quarters to do so. Even though I got blasted for it, it only served to make me realize how much I love doing this. Paying for someone's meal can change a really bad day around in just one moment of kindness.'

'I would like to keep this going and make it fun. I am sure there are places out there that wouldn't mind being paid in quarters and perhaps you can help me out by donating a little to help me pay for their meals! We will use 100% of the donations to pay for others meals and post videos of their reactions!'

But Naulty says he's turning his experience around and using it to help others.

'I decided that I would find restaurants out there that didn't mind being paid in quarters and treat a patron at least once a week, just to see what this simple act of kindness could do for them! We will post videos so that you can see too how big a change just a little 'change' can make,' he wrote, and directed people to a fundraiser where they can donate to his cause.

'If you are a restaurant that wouldn't mind a register filled with quarters at the end of the night and a special treat for one of your patrons now and then please post so I know who I won't offend by coming by,' he wrote.

Other restaurants in the state have been inspired by Nulty's story of generosity.

At Bräuburgers, in Forest, they took to Facebook to say they will hold a special night where customers who pay in change will get a discount, and they say they will donate 20 per cent of the night's sales to charity.

'In light of an incident that went national at another local 'burger restaurant', we have decided to host an event this Thursday night that we are calling BURGERS FOR CHANGE,' the post from Bräuburgers reads.

'Customers who pay in change will be given a 15% discount on all food items and we will donate 20% of gross sales that evening to charity.'

ANOTHER VICTORY IN THE WAR ON DRUGS

Four TONS of Drugs Destroyed in Baja, CA

Translated by Yaqui from Unimexicali

Borderland Beat
July 17, 2018

The Attorney General's Office (PGR) incinerated nearly four tons of narcotics in Baja California and destroyed 86 slot machines, all of which related to various preliminary inquiries, investigative files and criminal cases.

The Deputy Attorney General for Regional Control, Criminal Procedures and Amparo (SCRPPA), through its Delegation in Baja California, reported that 3 Tons, 107 kilos 495 grams plus 100 milligrams of marijuana were incinerated; 438 Kilos, 146 grams plus 800 milligrams of methamphetamine hydrochloride; 37 Kilos, 773 grams plus 750 milligrams of cocaine hydrochloride; and 19 Kilos 802 grams plus 419 milligrams of methamphetamine.

They also incinerated 8 Kilos 697 grams plus 100 milligrams of Fentanyl; 5 kilograms 90 grams plus 800 milligrams of diacetyl morphine hydrochloride; 8 grams 500 milligrams of Mescaline; one gram of Peyote; 2 kilos 11 grams plus 400 milligrams of Heroin; as well as 4 marijuana plants and 132 tablets, ie pills type unnamed.

The destruction, which was carried out at the shooting range of the 23rd Motorized Cavalry Regiment of Mexicali and in the XXVIII Infantry Battalion in Tijuana, was attended by military authorities and the Internal Control Body of the PGR, who supervised that the process will be carried out in terms of the applicable regulations in the matter.

The ministerial diligence complied with the Program of Destruction of Narcotics, as provided in the Federal Code of Criminal Procedures and the National Code of Criminal Procedures, which provide for the incineration of secured and confiscated drugs and objects that are instruments of crime.

SOME FALLOUT FROM TRUMP-PUTIN MEETING

Trump-haters are having a field day

DEMANDS FOR INTERPRETER TO TESTIFY

Democrats are demanding that Marina Gross be called on to testify before Congress about what was said during Trump’s one-on-one meeting with Putin. Gross, a State Department translator, served as Trumps interpreter during that meeting. Among those Democrats, Rep. Rep. Bill Pascrell of New Jersey urged the chairman of the House Oversight Committee to subpoena Gross. Pascrell wrote:

“The American public deserves to know if the President made any further concessions, revealed national security secrets, or tried to profit off the presidency. The only way to answer this question is by compelling the American translator to testify publicly. To that end, I urge you to subpoena the U.S. translator .”

If I am not mistaken, Trump could prevent her from testifying by invoking executive privilege.

CALL FOR ALL AMERICANS TO VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS

Disgraced former FBI director James comey called on all Americans to vote for Democrats. Comey tweeted:

“This Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders’ design that “Ambition must ... counteract ambition. All who believe in this country’s values must vote for Democrats this fall. Policy differences don’t matter right now. History has its eyes on us.”

Ever since he was fired, Comey has been relentless in his attacks on Trump. He claims to have been a life-long Republican.

LATE NIGHT COMICS TRASH TRUMP

All the late night comics used Trump’s meeting with Putin to trash the President with joke and serious commen. Among them, here is what Jimmy Kimmel said:

“Today was maybe the strangest of all 542 bizarre days of Donald Trump's reign of error. Today may have been the weirdest. President's been to Europe, insulting our allies and rubbing his nipples up against our enemies.

If you’re wondering whether or not Vladimir Putin has incriminating video of Donald Trump, we now know, beyond a treasonable doubt, that he does.”


Of course, we can expect no less from the TV celebrities.

RAPEY, GROPEY, GRABBY BILL CLINTON ….. AND HILLARY, DESTROYER OF HIS VICTIMS

Before he committed suicide, celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain said Bill and Hillary efficiently dismantled, destroyed, and shamelessly discredited women for speaking their truth about being sexually assaulted by Bill

In February, celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain gave a wide-ranging interview to journalist Maria Bustillos for her recently launched magazine Popula. Here is what he had to say about Bill and Hillary Clinton:

Bill Clinton, look, the bimbo eruptions—it was fucking monstrous. That would not have flown today. A piece of shit. Entitled, rapey, gropey, grabby, disgusting, and the way that he—and she—destroyed these women and the way that everyone went along, and, and are blind to this! Screamingly apparent hypocrisy and venality. How you can on the one hand howl at the moon about all these other predators. And not at least look back. OK, let’s say, well, it was all consensual: powerful men, starstruck women, okay fine, let’s accept it at its most charitable interpretation. Fine. He is a very charming man, I met him, he’s fucking magnetic.

As is she. When you’re in the room, you think wow, she’s really warm and nice and funny. But the way they efficiently dismantled, destroyed, and shamelessly discredited these women for speaking their truth … is unforgivable.


In June, Bourdain committed suicide by hanging himself in a French hotel.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

HOUSTON COPS ARE GOING TO BE ‘FLIES ON STINK’ ON PAROLEES

Houston police chief promises to crack down on parolees

Following the capture of a parolee wanted for robbing and murdering three people and wounding a bus driver, an angry Houston police chief told a press conference his cops were going to crack down on parolees. Chief Art Acevedo said:

"Two things community needs to know: We are going to be flies on stink on parolees. They are not going to like living here unless they want to be responsible members of the community."

I have long criticized the lack of real supervision given to parolees. Parolees cannot be adequately supervised only on Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with office appointments and forewarned field visit appointments. Many, if not most, parole violations occur during the nighttime and on weekends.

If Acevedo keeps his promise, parolees in Houston can expect to get the kind of supervision from cops that they should have been getting from their parole officers.

CA. DEPUTY TO BE PROSECUTED FOR ON-DUTY HOMICIDE

by Bob Walsh

In February of last year Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy Justin Wall, 24, shot Elvin Olsen Yadegar, 46, to death in Ripon. There were numerous witnesses and good quality dash cam footage of the incident. After an extensive investigation, including the DOJ, Coroner and DA investigators the D. A. has concluded that they will file charges of felony voluntary manslaughter against Deputy Wall.

In CA felony voluntary manslaughter is defined as, "the specific intent to kill a person under an honest but unreasonable belief in self-defense..."

Yadegar had (allegedly) assaulted a security guard in the wee hours of that day and then fled. She refused to pull over when pursued by the local constabulary. They spiked her car and she continued to drive on flat tires, heading into a residential area off Hwy 99. She stopped briefly and the cops bailed out in an attempt to get her out of the car. She then backed up briefly, arguably towards officers. She then went back into forward and drove away. At that time Deputy Wall opened fire. He was more or less beside her vehicle (as opposed to in front of). None of the other law enforcement personnel present fired. Wall fired four shots. Yadegar was DOA at the hospital.

Yadegar's husband stated that she was bipolar, and off her meds.

Wall is currently on administrative leave.

I have seen the video. It is available on YouTube. My own opinion, for what that is worth, is that it is difficult to be fully supportive of the notion that Deputy Wall was in immediate danger from the movement of the vehicle at the time the shots were fired based on the video.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Wall is in deep shit. Look for him to cop a plea.

We are in the PC age. More and more cops are being charged with killing a suspect if the shooting was not a crystal-clear case of self-defense

MOSSAD HEISTED IRANIAN NUCLEAR DOCUMENTS FROM WAREHOUSE IN TEHRAN

The New York Times: How Israel, in Dark of Night, Torched Its Way to Iran’s Nuclear Secrets

According to a July 15 New York Times story, Mossad agents moving in on a warehouse in a drab commercial district of Tehran knew exactly how much time they had to disable the alarms, break through two doors, cut through dozens of giant safes and get out of the city with a half-ton of secret materials: six hours and 29 minutes.

The morning shift of Iranian guards would arrive around 7 a.m., a year of surveillance of the warehouse by the Israeli spy agency had revealed, and the agents were under orders to leave before 5 a.m. to have enough time to escape. Once the Iranian custodians arrived, it would be instantly clear that someone had stolen much of the country’s clandestine nuclear archive, documenting years of work on atomic weapons, warhead designs and production plans.

The agents arrived that night, Jan. 31, with torches that burned at least 3,600 degrees, hot enough, as they knew from intelligence collected during the planning of the operation, to cut through the 32 Iranian-made safes. But they left many untouched, going first for the ones containing the black binders, which contained the most critical designs. When time was up, they fled for the border, hauling some 50,000 pages and 163 compact discs of memos, videos and plans.

In most Mossad operations, spies aim to penetrate a facility and photograph or copy material without traces. But in this case, the Mossad chief, Yossi Cohen, ordered that the material be stolen outright. That would drastically shorten the time that the agents — many, if not all, of them Iranians — spent inside the building. But the Israelis wanted to be able to counter Iranian claims that the material was forged and offer it up for examination by international groups.

Clearly, the Israeli spies had inside help. They had learned which of the 32 safes held the most important information. They watched the habits of the workers. They studied the workings of the alarm system, so that it would appear to be working even though it would not alert anyone when the agents arrived around 10:30 p.m.

Fewer than two dozen agents took part in the break-in. Fearing that some of them would be caught, the Israelis removed the materials on several different routes. At exactly 7 a.m., as the Mossad expected, a guard arrived and discovered that the doors and safes were broken. He sounded the alarm, and the Iranian authorities soon began a nationwide campaign to locate the burglars — an effort that, according to an Israeli official, included “tens of thousands of Iranian security and police personnel.” The effort yielded nothing.

ANOTHER BATTLE WON IN THE WAR ON DRUGS

Coast Guard offloads more than 17,000 pounds of seized cocaine in San Diego

By Alex Riggins

The San Diego Union-Tribune
July 16, 2018

More than 17,000 pounds of cocaine seized by the crews of two U.S. Coast Guard vessels were offloaded Monday in San Diego.

The drugs, worth nearly $260 million wholesale, were seized from four suspected smuggling vessels in late June and early July in international waters off the Pacific coast of South and Central America, Coast Guard officials said. The cocaine was offloaded at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal.

The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast seized more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine in recent weeks, including more than 11,000 pounds from a single panga on July 11, officials said.

“The suspected smugglers on that boat dumped their cocaine load and managed to evade capture following a high-speed chase, but the trail of cocaine bales recovered is one of the largest loads to be intercepted from a single small vessel in years,” officials said in a statement.

It was the first seizure of more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine from a panga since 2005, officials said, and the first seizure of at least that size from a small vessel since March 2016.

Additionally, the crew aboard the Cutter Alert seized more than 5,000 pounds of cocaine from two suspected smuggling vessels in recent weeks, officials said.

“I continue to be impressed by the dedication and tenacity of the crews aboard our cutters and the difficult, dangerous missions they perform,” said Cmdr. Alain Balmaceda, commanding officer of the Steadfast.

Both the Steadfast and Alert are 210-foot ships based out of Oregon. The drugs offloaded Monday arrived aboard the Steadfast.

SATURDAY EVENING ENTERTAINMENT FOR PARISHONERS WAITIN G IN FRONT OF ALTAR FOR START OF MASS AT THE GOOD SHEPHERD CHURCH

Ciudad Obregon: Father Shot Dead inside Church

Translated by Yaqui from Uniobregon

Borderland Beat
July 15, 2018

A man was riddled with bullets and killed before the altar of a church, where he tried to take refuge with his son in his arms when he was persecuted by his aggressor with a rifle who shot him several times in front of the crowded church congregation with no regard for the child or the gathering of about 40 people.

In an attempt to flee his assailants, Victor Alejandro "N", got out of his car and entered the church of El Buen Pastor with a child in his arms where he was murdered last evening while the people calmly waited for the beginning of the mass at 7:00 pm in the parish of The Good Shepherd, located in the Casa Blanca neighborhood. He was screaming: " No ! Not my my child ! "

The man, identified as Victor Alejandro" N ", " El Piloto ", 40 years old, while running with his 4-year-old son in his arms, asked his aggressor not to harm the child; he wished to deliver his child to his grandmother who was awaiting the Mass.

The people who were inside the parish were astonished and terrified, some took shelter when they heard the shots, others hit the floor between the pews, some crawled and hurt their knees, according to witnesses.
"The mass had not yet started, the father, ie the priest, was coming into the temple to celebrate the evening mass from the back when gunshots rang out so he did not get out of the car because of what was happening, the police came and the people left," said a neighbor.

According to neighbors of the sector, the man was persecuted from the streets in his vehicle by the attackers, an armed commando aboard a van or truck. The vehicle of Víctor Alejandro "N". had several bullet shots.

The people of Colonia Casa Blanca who were in the church confirmed that with the man, in addition to the child that he was carrying, had two other young girls with him and that when he entered the temple the girls managed get to his mother, apparently the grandmother of the minors.

Several people approached the dead man and rescued the child to protect him and try to reassure him.
Minutes later the place arrived elements of different police corporations, who evicted people from the church and cordoned off the area waiting staff of Expert Service, Forensic Medicine and the Public Ministry agent.

According to information gathered, Víctor Alejandro "N", in May 2016, had suffered an attack, an attempted murder at the Banamex branch, on California and Guerrero streets of this city, after attending the burial of his wife, who was also killed on May 4, 2016.
Murdered Singer Valentín Elizalde with his ex-wife Beatriz Robles, also murdered in 2016 while married to Victor Alejandro. Valentín Elizalde was murdered in 2006 shortly after a concert appearance in Reynosa along with his manager and driver.

He was married to Beatriz Berenice Borbolla Robles, 28, ex-wife of Valentín Elizalde; she was murdered in Cajeme on May 4, 2016. On May 6, 2016, Víctor Alejandro and his companion José Luis were shot and wounded when they followed the funeral procession of Beatriz Berenice Borbolla Robles.

The parish of The Good Shepherd has a fence but not brick yet laid and it is just under construction. It is located on Cima street between Casa Blanca Boulevard and Jesus Garcia, where there are also dozens of shops and homes.
The man, 40 years old, known as "The Pilot", resides in the Hidalgo colony and was an aviator pilot. The victim was identified as Víctor Alejandro, nicknamed "El Piloto", who, according to state authorities, was a criminal target and had a criminal record for the crime of rape.

He is also linked as a pilot aviator for the criminal group "El Chapo Trini", and received orders from a criminal nicknamed "El Telcel" and "El Vaquero".

The authorities of the Attorney General of the State of Sonora, who took the case, claimed not to have details of the incident.

This happened around 7:00 pm yesterday, and it was added to the list of 15 homicides of this month of July, and to 104 of the year.

On Thursday, when another act of armed aggression occurred during a busy time in a commercial plaza, in front of visitors and consumers.

Before the crime recorded in the church of El Buen Pastor, the Bishop of Cajeme, Felipe Padilla Cardona, planned to present today at 12:00 a message transmitted live from the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

The prelate will give his position through the portal of the Bishopric from Mexico City, where he is heading the annual pilgrimage accompanied by faithful from Cajeme and other points of Sonora.