Wednesday, August 23, 2017

COMMUNITY ACTIVIST SAYS MONUMENTS OF SLAVE OWNERS MUST BE DSTROYED

Yusef Y would replace the Washington Monument with a huge statue of Malcom X and the Jefferson Memorial with a statue of Huey Newton

By Ima Schmuck

The Unconventional Gazette
August 23, 2017

EXCLUSIVE – Yusef Y, a community activist and member of the New Black Panthers, told the Unconventional Gazette that all monuments of slave owners and Confederate war heroes must be destroyed and buildings, parks and streets bearing their names must be changed.

“Washington owned more than 300 slaves,” says Yusef. “The Washington Monument must be torn down. Thomas Jefferson not only owned 600 slaves, but he raped some of them. The Jefferson Memorial must be torn down.”

Yusef Y boasted about being in Durham, N.C. to urge the college students to destroy the statue of a Confederate soldier there. “I bought the ladder Miss Takiyah Thompson climbed up on, you know the lady arrested by that motherfucking cracker sheriff there.”

The community activist said, “I want to thank Trump for getting people so riled up that there are now demands all over the country to remove all Confederate statues [There are about 700 still standing], and they’re doing it. Thank you Trump, thank you.”

Yusef would replace the Washington Monument with a huge statue of Malcom X and the Jefferson Memorial with a memorial to Black Panther co-founder Huey Newton.

When asked about such a statue minimizing the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Yusef replied that Malcom X installed pride in blacks and offered them a better religious faith to follow.

Yusef also wants all Columbus statues destroyed and cities and streets named after him changed. “Columbus forcibly took 1,500 Indians back to Spain to be sold into slavery,” he said. “And that peckerwood killed the Indians who refused to con vert to Christianity.”

First on Yusef’s hit list is Los Angeles where on August 30 the City Council will discuss and vote on replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day. “I’ll be there to speak in support of that change,” said Yusef.

Next on his Columbus hit list will be Columbus, Ohio and New York. “They’ve got to change the name of that city. I don’t give a fuck what they call it as long as it’s not Columbus,” he said. “And in New York, they’ve got to change the name of Columbus Circle and destroy the statue of Columbus that now stands in it.”

When told there would be a revolt of New York’s Italians if anyone tried to mess with the statue of Columbus or the name of Columbus Circle, Yusef replied. “Fuck them motherfucking, spaghetti-bending wops!”

But Yusef Y wanted us to know that his primary objective was the destruction of the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial. “Them motherfucking suckers have gotta go!”.

Not much is known about Yusef’s background. He was born and raised under his given name Leroy Washington in South L.A. by his prostitute mother. He was in-and-out of juvenile hall and became a member of the notorious Crips gang when he was about 15. At age 20, he was sentenced to 20 years for armed robbery. While at Soledad State Prison he became a Black Muslim and changed his name to Yusef Y. He was paroled after nine years and rejoined his old Crips gang. He sold dope but fooled his parole officer into believing he earned his money mowing lawns.

When Obama ran for President, Yusef learned that he had been a community organizer. That’s when he decided to become a community activist. “Instead of the fucking white man’s law making trouble for me, I set out to make trouble for the fucking white man’s law.” He joined the National Action Network and soon came to the attention of Al Sharpton, its founder. Yusef says he accompanied Sharpton to the White House at least four or five times where they were guests of the Obamas for dinner. “I guess my White House days are over with that motherfucker Trump there now,” saus Yusef.

Yusef is also an active member of Black Lives Matter and claims to have organized local chapters in Dallas and other cities. BLM has been accused of being behind the assassination of five Dallas cops on July 7, 2016. When asked if he favored the killing of police officers, he replied, “No, no, but I don’t feel sorry for them motherfucking pigs ’cause they been killing black men for no reason.”

Our interview came to an abrupt end when two cops showed up with an arrest warrant for failure to appear in court. It seems as though the community activist has ignored the. As Yusef Y was being led away in handcuffs he turned around and shouted, “Don’t forget, the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial have gotta go!”

TRAITEROUS TURD BURGDAHL ELECTS FOR SINGLE JUDGE TRIAL

by Bob Walsh

Bowe Burgdahl has elected to be tried by a single judge rather than by a military trial jury when his case comes around in late October. Bergdahl's mouthpiece has tried to get the case kicked based on Trump's campaign statements about his client. One of the questions the lawyer wanted to ask each member of a prospective trial board was who they voted for in the last election. That request was denied.

If this traitorous turd is found guilty he could become a lifetime guest of the people at Fort Leavenworth, which I understand is a truly lovely place.

EDITOR'S NOTE: I hope his sorry ass is found guilty by the judge and is given the maximum sentence for desertion.

His parents appeared with President Obama at the White House. Obama's National Security Adviser Susan Rice said that Bergdahl served with “honor and distinction.” And Obama traded five terrorists that had been held at Guantanamo for this deserter.

PLEA MADE IN SLENDER MAN CASE

by Bob Walsh

One of the two girls charged in attempted murder in the bizarre and notorious Slender Man case in Wisconsin has copped a plea.

Anissa Weier, now 15, copped to attempted second-degree homicide for the vicious attack on Payton Leutner in Waukesha in 2014. Weier and her compadre, Morgan Geyser, stabbed Leutner 19 times and left her for dead as a sacrifice to the internet character Slender Man. The victim managed to craw to a path and attract the attention of a passing cyclist, saving her life.

Weier still has a trial coming, but that trial will decide only whether she is legally responsible or not guilty by reason of mental illness. If it is determined she is bonkers she will spend three years in the nut farm. If she is found responsible she could get up to 10 years as a guest of the state in less hospitable surroundings.

Weier has denied any actual involvement in the stabbing of Leutner.

Geyser is facing trial in an adult court in October. She has plead not guilty by reason of mental disease.

EDITOR'S NOTE: I don't think those two girls were suffering from mental illness. Internet insanity seems more likely.

CAN WE REGAIN OUR SANITY AND OUR SOSIETY?

What we don’t need is more of the ideological yelling and screaming that we experience on a 24/7 basis through cable TV, and the internet

By Ed Hubbard

Big Jolly Politics
August 18, 2017

I think way too much has been said and written over the last week about the Charlottesville riot, its political aftermath, and the ongoing movement toward removing public commemorations to persons who served in the Confederate military during the Civil War (as well as for slaveholders, generally). Such is the nature of our 24/7 information cycle, which never gives us a chance to escape the immediacy of such events and issues in order to actually think about them constructively. As a result, I, and many others with whom I’ve been talking recently, feel we are caught in a spiral of public insanity that we can’t seem to escape.

But we need to escape it and begin to rebuild our society—now. Toward that end, I want to briefly share some thoughts with you.

First, every community in our Republic has the right to decide whether and whom it will honor in its public spaces with road names and signs, building and park names, plaques, statues, and any other form of commemoration, including the right to change or remove those commemorations. These are decisions for each community to make; and while those of us from outside the community may have a right to offer our opinions about proposed choices, but, in the end, we should respect each community’s decision.

Second, though I respect the decisions being made to remove statues and other forms of commemorations of Confederate soldiers from public venues, I fear, as with so many actions today, that those who are promoting such blanket attacks on these monuments are being way to draconian and are actually destroying the full, rich history of their communities—both the good and the bad. For instance, for every Nathan Bedford Forest, who never really embraced the post-Civil War peace and who helped form the KKK, there were thousands of men who returned from that war to rebuild their communities and society. Men like Robert E. Lee, who spent his final years promoting reconciliation and building a respected liberal arts university. These men re-pledged allegiance to the Union, had their citizenship restored, and built the foundations of their towns and cities—foundations we live with today. Were all their choices perfect? Of course not—and we should never honor the Jim Crow decisions and actions of the post-war period. But, neither should we ignore the full story of the positive foundations these men created for the communities that exist today. These men were not perfect humans—they were just like you and me.

Third, in many ways, our public roads, buildings and parks serve as a living museum of each community and its evolving story. Ideally, street and building names, plaques and statues help tell that story—and as the community grows, so should its monuments and commemorations. If the presence of some of these commemorations (e.g., the Confederate flag) is so offensive that, rather than tell the story it wounds the community in way that doesn’t allow it to heal from the mistakes of its past, then, by all means remove the offensive monuments. But, let’s use some discretion to try to expand and use our public museums to live with and learn from our past, rather than erase it. To completely erase all of the men who served in the Confederacy from the evolving history of our communities is overkill.

Fourth, it should go without saying that the groups that obtained the permit to protest in Charlottesville last weekend (self-proclaimed neo-Nazi’s, KKK members, white nationalists, etc.), and those who participated with those groups in that protest, promote detestable ideas and deserve all of the criticisms and condemnations they have received. There was a time when even the thought of such groups coming together sparked immediate public ridicule, either through biting humor (e.g., scenes from Blazing Saddles showing such people ridiculously enlisting to join the attack on Rock Ridge) or public condemnation (e.g., the widespread condemnation of the Nazi march on Skokie, Illinois); but there always seemed to be a consensus that our First Amendment protected the public advocacy even such vile idiocy. Violent confrontation of such idiots is not the answer, and Charlottesville is evidence of what we used to know—such confrontation may make the counter-protesters and their supporters feel vindicated, but it almost always spirals into greater violence because some idiot will get provoked to take the violence to another, deadly level. Violence is never the answer to speech we abhor—more speech and debate is the only answer, and the answer that our First Amendment promotes. Remember, violent revolt against Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia (or even Putin’s Russia or Maduro’s Venezuela) may have been, or may be, the only vehicle left for a society under the grip of a madman or madwoman, but those societies didn’t (and don’t) have a First Amendment—we do.

Fifth, more constructive speech and debate is needed today; but what we don’t need is more of the ideological yelling and screaming that we experience on a 24/7 basis through cable TV, Twitter, and Facebook. Ultimately, the speech and debate that the First Amendment protects presumes that the people engaged in such activity will exercise their God-given capacities to think and listen before they speak. Unfortunately, too few people are truly thinking and listening today; they are just reacting and blurting in 140 characters or less. If we are ever to regain our sanity, we need to re-engage our own faculties to think and listen. And that goes not only for our Blurter-in-Chief in Washington, but for everyone else who blindly resists him because they think he is either the world’s biggest moron, or the re-incarnation of Attila the Hun, or both (or who blindly support him—for whatever reason).

Finally, I recommend that we all resolve to regain our own sanity. To do this, let’s try to carve out some regular block of time to shut-off the 24/7 noise created by TV, the Internet and our Smartphones. Then, use some of that time to read or think, and some of that time to engage with people—actually living, breathing people. As we do this, maybe we can learn to think and listen again, then to talk and debate, and just maybe to rebuild the relationships needed to have a working, sane community and society.

EDITOR’S NOTE: An outstanding and very sensible commentary by Mr. Hubbard.

A couple of points though. The decision to remove of Confederate memorials at colleges and universities is made by administrators and is not based on what the community wants, although it would have overwhelming support of the students.

The decision to remove the statues from city-owned properties is made by a city council that is pressured by a few activists and groups like Black Lives Matter, while the silent majority in the community, which opposes removal of Confederate monuments, sits idly by.

As for the Confederate flag, it’s a shame it was the flag flaunted by the KKK from its beginning and has since become the flag of white supremacists. They have taken an honorable battle flag and turned that banner into a symbol of hate.

I’VE SURE GOTTEN OLD!

I've had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement, new knees, fought prostate
cancer and diabetes.

I'm half blind, can't hear anything quieter than a jet engine, take 40 different medications that make me dizzy, winded, and subject to blackouts.

Have bouts with dementia.

Have poor circulation; hardly feel my hands and feet anymore.

Can't remember if I'm 85 or 92.

Have lost all my friends.

But, thank God, I still have my driver's license.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

ECLIPSE TRIGGERS ANTI-FA RIOT IN BERKELEY

by Bob Walsh

The eclipse of the sun that occurred Monday morning triggered a massive riot by Anti-Fa thugs and other psychotic liberal fascists in the Peoples Republic of Berkeley yesterday.

Mobs carrying torches screaming that Donald Trump had caused God to bring his wrath down on the people due to his racist-sexist-hommophic-Islamophobic-anti-immigrant policies, and that God was going to destroy us unless Trump was sacrificed. After a few minutes however the sun came back out and the Anti-Fa zealots remembered that they didn't believe in God and therefore could not believe in the wrath of God. They then went back to their usual past-times of engaging in a huge circle-jerk and sodomizing farm animals and young children.

I just made all this up, which of course means it has just as much honesty and validity as the Trump-Russia conspiracy. .

GUN CONTROL CHICAGO STYLE

63 shot over weekend in Chicago; only long July 4th weekend more violent this year

by Elyssa Cherney and Elvia Malagon

Chicago Tribune
August 21, 2017

More people were shot in Chicago over the weekend than on any other this year, except for the Fourth of July weekend that stretched four days, according to police and data kept by the Chicago Tribune.

At least 63 people were shot in the city, and eight of them were killed, police said. More than half of them were wounded over 13 hours from Saturday to early Sunday. At least 16 more people were shot through the day Sunday, including three on the same street in South Austin.

The level of violence exceeded the 52 shot on the three-day Memorial Day but fell short of the 102 hit by gunfire over the long Fourth of July weekend, according to Tribune data. Still, fewer people have been shot in Chicago this year than at this time last year: 2,435 compared to 2,710.

There have been at least 451 homicides this year, 16 fewer than this time last year, Tribune data show.

This weekend's shootings occurred across the city, from Rogers Park on the Far North Side, where a 32-year-old man was killed early Sunday, to West Pullman on the Far South Side, where seven people were shot outside a banquet hall a few hours later the same day.

The wounded included a 14-year-old boy grazed in the chest and left knee while he walking with his sister and a friend just before 9:30 p.m. Friday in Pilsen.

An officer-involved shooting Saturday night left 33-year-old man with graze wounds to the head. Police said he confronted police with a gun and an officer fired.

There were three shootings Sunday just blocks apart on the same West Side street in the South Austin neighborhood. Four people were wounded in the 5400 and 5600 blocks of West Madison Street, police said.

The night before, two triple shootings were reported in South Austin within 20 minutes.

ECLIPSE WAS EVIL

by Bob Walsh

Eclipse viewers cost American businesses about $700 million in lost productivity yesterday and resulted in some truly EPIC traffic jams due to eclipse viewers trying to ,move from wherever the hell they were to watch the eclipse.

Maybe the Democrats and Republicans should get together and outlaw eclipses.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Rocket scientists say that if they could have captured all the farts emitted by the crowds, they would be able to fire a methane-powered ICBM at North Korea. Building contractors say that if they could have collected all the poop left by the eclipse watchers, they would have enough to build a shitty wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

WOLF BLITZER IS A FUCKING MORON

by Bob Walsh

Wolf Blitzer has announced, with a straight face, that the van attack in Spain over the weekend was a copy-cat of the Charlottesville attack by a suspected white supremacist against a pack of counter-protestors.

His feeble and moronic attempt at providing some sort of linkage between American racist jerkoffs and Islamic jihadi jerkoffs would be laughable if there were not innocent dead people involved.

He should be ashamed of himself, but of course he is not, because liberal assholes are shameless. If they weren't they would not be liberal assholes.

ONLY TWO PEOPLE SHOT TO DEATH IN STOCKTON SUNDAY NIGHT

by Bob Walsh

There were two homicides by gunfire last night in the crime-ridden and gang-infested open sewer that is Stockton.

A 19-year old woman was hit numerous times in a drive-by shooting (pretty decent shooting compared to the usual) at a central Stockton apartment complex. Also a 21-year old man was shot to death in a residential area of north Stockton. At least a dozen rounds were fired at about 5 a.m. from in front of a house next door. The house is a well-known local party pad and a large party had broken up earlier that morning.

I grant you it's not Chicago,but with a base population of only about 300,000 it is worth an honorable mention.

POT MUST HAVE ADDLED BRAIN OF STONER WHO PUNISHED HER TWO CHILDREN BY KILLING THEM

Texas mother, 25, who 'locked her two toddlers in a hot car to "teach them a lesson" then smoked marijuana in her home as temperatures hit 96F outside' is indicted for their deaths

By Dave Burke

Daily Mail
August 21, 2017

A mother has been indicted over the deaths of her two toddlers, who were locked inside a hot car.

It is alleged that Cynthia Marie Randolph left her two-year-old daughter Juliet and 16-month-old son Cavanaugh in the car 'as a punishment'.

The children died of heatstroke while their mother was inside her home smoking marijuana, prosecutors believe.

Both were found dead in Weatherford, Texas, on May 26.

Randolph, 25, was charged with two counts of first-degree injury to a child causing serious bodily injury on June 23.

It was revealed in June that a medical examiner ruled the young children's deaths as homicides, dying of heatstroke while they were inside the hot car on the 96F day.

Police said Randolph was trying to teach Juliet a lesson for not coming out of the car when asked. The mother allegedly went back inside to smoke pot and take a nap.

Randolph put the children inside the car and then went inside the house and smoked marijuana before taking a nap for two to three hours, thinking the children would leave the car on their own when they were ready, according to police.

When the mother found the children in distress inside the car, she broke the window of the car to make the incident look like an accident, police said.

An arrest affidavit says Randolph later said her daughter refused to get out of the car so she locked both toddlers inside to teach them a lesson - thinking they'd exit on their own.

Randolph's story changed several times, investigators said. Initially, she told police that she was doing chores in the house when the children 'took off'.

In that version, she said she searched the property for some time before finding the children locked inside a four-door car, which they'd presumably entered themselves and locked from the inside.

Temperatures reached 96 degrees Fahrenheit that day.

After extensive interviews with police, investigators determined that Randolph actually intentionally left the children in the car to teach young Juliet a lesson.

Parker County records show Randolph remains jailed.

Investigators didn't immediately return a message Sunday on possible upgraded charges.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Another shining example of how wonderful pot is.

UC BERKELEY – OOPS - UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN REMOVES THREE CONFEDERATE STATUES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT

During the middle of the night, UT-Austin removed Robert E. Lee, Confederate Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston and Confederate Postmaster General John H. Reagan from the campus main mall.

From late Sunday night until early Monday morning, like thieves in the night, UT workers remove three Confederate statues, those of Robert E. Lee, Confederate Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston and Confederate Postmaster General John H. Reagan.

UT president Greg Fenves said that Confederate monuments have become “symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism.”

The three statues will be relocated to the university’s Brisco Center for American History.

Also removed was a statue of former Texas Gov. James Stephen Hogg. It will be placed in a different location on campus. Hogg served as governor from 1891-1895, long after the Civil War was fought and over with.

I’m surprised it took them this long. After all, UT-Austin is the Berkeley of Texas and Austin is the San Francisco of Texas.

‘GET THE FUCK OUT OF OUR FUCKING TOWN’

Trump supporter wearing T-shirt that read “Proud Member of the Basket of Deplorables” and a Make America Great Again cap, with an Israeli flag draped over his back, wasn’t exactly welcomed by anti-Nazi demonstrators in Boston

Police estimate there were 40,000 anti-Nazi demonstrators Saturday on the Boston Common to shout down speeches by a small group of right-wingers who were holding a ‘Free Speech’ rally.

A Trump supporter wearing T-shirt that read “Proud Member of the Basket of Deplorables” and a Make America Great Again cap, with an Israeli flag draped over his back, walked through the middle of the counter-demonstrator crowd.

The man wasn’t exactly welcomed by the anti-Nazi protesters. He was on the receiving end of a barrage of profanities and someone snatched his MAGA cap.

“Fuck you racist” and “Get the fuck out of our fucking town,” were what some of the counter-demonstrators screamed at him. He managed to make it through the crowd unscathed.

The man told a reporter, “You shouldn't be afraid to go outside and say you're conservative. I want to show that people shouldn't be afraid to voice their other views and voice their opinions.”

Those who study endangered species must be thrilled that a Trump-supporting Jew has been sighted.

BLACK L LIVES MATTER ORGANIZED RALLY AGAINST CONFEDERATE STATUE IN HOUSTON

300 Hundred Gather in Downtown Houston to Demand Removal of Confederate Statue

By Meagan Flynn

Houston Press
August 21, 2017

Standing in solidarity against racism, upwards of 300 people marched and gathered Saturday afternoon outside Sam Houston Park to demand the removal of a Confederate statue.

The diverse crowd marched from City Hall to the sidewalk outside the park, across from the "Spirit of the Confederacy" statue of a naked, winged man with a sword. In 100-degree heat, the protesters hoisted signs that read "Black Lives Matter," "Destroy white supremacy!" and that denounced President Donald Trump. They yelled, "Hey hey! Ho ho! This racist statute has got to go!" and they sang, "Which side are you on, my people, which side are you on?" When they converged outside the park, along Lamar Street, they did not engage with — and most did not even acknowledge — the group of a few dozen counter protesters, separated from them by a sea of pavement and police barriers.

"Their voice has been heard and their voice has always mattered," Ashton P. Woods, who organized the protest with Black Lives Matter: Houston, said of the counter-protesters. "It's time for black voices to be uplifted and for all the marginalized voices in Houston to be uplifted, because the fact is, the statute sits in the shadow of the second black mayor ever in the city's history. Mr. [Sylvester] Turner, tear down that statue."

The protest against Houston's Spirit of the Confederacy statue comes just one week after hundreds of white nationalists, white supremacists, neo-Nazis and Klansmen marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee. The two-day protest turned fatal after a white supremacist, according to police, intentionally drove his car into a crowd of counter-protestors who had come to stand against racism.

On Saturday, a heavy police presence lined the perimeter of the protest and the inside of Sam Houston Park, which was closed to the public; Lamar Street from Bagby to Walker was also closed to traffic. Houston Police Department spokesman John Cannon said there had been no incidents and no arrests. While some in the pro-Confederate-monument group were armed and in militia gear, the protest remained peaceful. Organizers with Black Lives Matter, Indivisible Houston, the Houston chapter of Paintsuit Republic and SURJ HTX — a group that rallies white people to speak out against racism and oppression — took turns speaking through a megaphone about why Saturday's rally was "more than just a protest," as Woods put it.

"When we say black lives matter, we say black lives matter too," Kandice Webber told the crowd. "And isn't it a damn shame that we have to say, hey guys, we deserve to live? I've said it earlier, I said it many times, and I'm gonna say it again: My grandparents fought this fight already. I'm fighting this fight right now. But I'll be damned if my grand-babies fight this fight again. You and I are the people that are gonna change that. It will be understood that black lives matter. It will be understood that my flesh and blood means more than metal [statues]."

The Spirit of the Confederacy statue was erected in 1908, during the Jim Crow era, by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and was dedicated to "all heroes of the South who fought for the Principles of States' Rights." It stands directly across from City Hall. Mayor Sylvester Turner announced last week that the City of Houston would be "taking inventory" of all Confederate monuments in Houston to study whether they should be removed, saying Houston does not tolerate racism. But Woods said the city shouldn't need a commission to study whether the statues — including one dedicated to Richard Dowling, a Confederate officer from Houston — should come down.

Those who support the monument argue that removing the statue equates to erasing history and is even revisionist history, as President Donald Trump has said. Trump, after initially failing to explicitly condemn the white supremacists who converged on Charlottesville, later doubled down on his comments that protesters on "both sides" were to blame for the violence, causing some to argue he had placed Klansmen and Nazis on the same moral plane as people fighting racism.

Trump then said on Twitter, "Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments. You can't change history, but you can learn from it. Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson - who's next, Washington, Jefferson? So foolish! Also the beauty that is being taken out of our cities, towns and parks will be greatly missed and never able to be comparably replaced!"

The counter-protesters on Saturday prominently displayed a large "Make America Great Again" Trump campaign sign, draped over the police barrier. They waved "Come and Take It" flags and Confederate flags. They chanted in support of the Confederate statue, but over the hundreds of voices on the other side, they could only faintly be heard.

Monday, August 21, 2017

DIPSHIT BLACK NYPD COPS RALLY IN SUPPORT OF ASSHOLE KAEPERNICK

Frank Serpico, black NYPD cops raise their fists, take a knee for team-less Colin Kaepernick at Brooklyn rally

By Dale W. Eisinger and Larry McShane

New York Daily News
August 19, 2017

Because Colin Kaepernick took a knee, these cops have his back.

Law enforcers past and present turned out Saturday in a show of support for the controversial NFL quarterback — whose public stance against racism and police violence preceded his current unemployment.

“What Colin Kaepernick did is try to bring awareness that this nation unfortunately has ignored for far too long,” said NYPD Sgt. Edwin Raymond, who helped organize the Brooklyn event.

“And that's the issue of racism in America and policing in America. We decided to gather here today because of the way he's being railroaded for speaking the obvious truth.”

Kaepernick, 29, finds himself without an NFL job so far this year after he began kneeling during the national anthem before games last season.

Supporters insist the quarterback was blackballed over his politics.

Dozens of NYPD officers joined Raymond in wearing black shirts with the logo “#ImWithKap.” City Council member Jumaane Williams opted for a red Kaepernick jersey.

Near the end of the rally, all involved raised their fists and took a synchronized knee in support of the one-time San Francisco starter.

Veteran quarterback Kaepernick remains unsigned after opting out of his contract with the 49ers, even after announcing he would stand for the anthem this year.

Current NFL players both black and white showed their backing of the polarizing player during exhibition games this year.

Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, an African-American, raised his fist during “The Star-Spangled Banner” last week as white teammate Chris Long stood with an arm wrapped around him.

The assembled police officers were joined by other Kaepernick backers just three weeks before the kickoff of the new NFL season.

“The fact that this man is no longer in the NFL has nothing to do with stats on the football field, but for taking a knee and pointing out some of the flaws that have been tormenting people of color in this country for decades,” said Darius Gordon of the Justice League NYC.

Speaker Stanley Fritz of Citizen Action of New York echoed the suggestion that Kaepernick was barred over his politics.

“Colin took a knee because so many black and brown bodies have seen violence put against them with no repercussions,” said Fritz.

“And because of that, despite of his obvious ability to play on the field, he's being blocked from joining a team.”

Legendary NYPD whistleblower Frank Serpico returned to his native borough to add his voice in backing Kaepernick.

“I am here to support anyone who has the courage to stand up against injustice and oppression anywhere in this country and the world,” said the 81-year-old former detective.

EDITOR’S NOTE: There were an estimated 75 cops at the fist-clenching rally. I studied pictures of the event carefully and the only white face was that of Serpico.

Make no mistake about it, this was more of a black thing than a show of force for that asshole Kaepernick. I suspect the majority of black NYPD cops do not support the asshole. The cops at the rally were just a bunch of dipshits. Kaepernick and the other players that are disrespecting the flag and National Anthem are a disgrace to America, although NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell doesn’t think so, and these black NYPD are a disgrace to law enforcement.

The following letter from retired Marine Corps Col. Jeffery Powers says it best. I believe the letter is authentic, but even if it isn’t, it still says it best.

Commissioner Roger Goodell

I’ve been a season pass holder at Yankee Stadium, Yale Bowl and the Giants Stadium.

I missed the ’90-’91 season because I was with a battalion of Marines in Desert Storm. 14 of my wonderful Marines returned home with the American Flag draped across their lifeless bodies. My last conversation with one of them, Sgt. Garrett Mongrella, was about how our Giants were going to the Super Bowl. He never got to see it.

Many friends, Marines, and Special Forces Soldiers who worked with or for me through the years returned home with the American Flag draped over their coffins.

Now I watch multi-millionaire athletes who never did anything in their lives but play a game, disrespect what brave Americans fought and died for. They are essentially spitting in the faces and on the graves of real men, men who have actually done something for this country beside playing with a ball and believing they’re something special! They’re not! My Marines and Soldiers were!

You are complicit in this! You’ll fine players for large and small infractions but you lack the moral courage and respect for our nation and the fallen to put an immediate stop to this. Yes, I know, it’s their 1st Amendment right to behave in such a despicable manner.

What would happen if they came out and disrespected you or the refs publicly?

I observed a player getting a personal foul for twerking in the end zone after scoring. I guess that’s much worse than disrespecting the flag and our National Anthem. Hmmmmm, isn’t it his 1st Amendment right to express himself like an idiot in the end zone?

Why is taunting not allowed yet taunting America is OK? You fine players for wearing 9-11 commemorative shoes yet you allow scum on the sidelines to sit, kneel or pump their pathetic fist in the air. They are so deprived with their multi-million dollar contracts for playing a freaking game!

You condone it all by your refusal to act. You’re just as bad and disgusting as they are. I hope Americans boycott any sponsor who supports that rabble you call the NFL. I hope they turn off the TV when any team that allowed this disrespect to occur, without consequence, on the sidelines. I applaud those who have not.

Legends and heroes do NOT wear shoulder pads. They wear body armor and carry rifles.
They make minimum wage and spend months and years away from their families. They don’t do it for an hour on Sunday. They do it 24/7 often with lead, not footballs, coming in their direction. They watch their brothers carted off in pieces not on a gurney to get their knee iced. They don’t even have ice! Many don’t have legs or arms.

Some wear blue and risk their lives daily on the streets of America . They wear fire helmets and go upstairs into the fire rather than down to safety. On 9-11, hundreds vanished. They are the heroes.

I hope that your high paid protesting pretty boys and you look in that mirror when you shave tomorrow and see what you really are, legends in your own minds. You need to hit the road and take those worms with you!

Time to change the channel.

Col. Jeffery Powers
U.S. Marine Corps, Retired


(As of last week, at least 18 NFL player had protested the anthem by either kneeling during the anthem or raising their fists, according to USA Today Sports.)

UPDATE 8-21-2017 - From Truth or Fiction:

Colonel Jeffrey A. Powers’ wrote an open letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about the NFL’s handling of player protests during the national anthem.

The letter first appeared on discussion forums and veteran email groups. Then, Colonel Jeffrey Powers’ letter to the NFL commissioner started to go viral in September 2016 after Allen B. West, a former congressman and current outspoken conservative, posted it on his website.

……… we’re confirming the authorship of Colonel Jeffrey A. Powers’ letter to the NFL commissioner

JAILHOUSE RAT SAVES MURDERER FROM EXECUTION

by Bob Walsh

A California judge has just ruled that a convicted mass murderer will NOT be put to death due to a major scandal over the use of jailhouse snitches.

Scott Dekraai, 47, will not die for murdering eight people in a hair salon in Orange County according to Judge Thomas Goethals ruling. The scumbags defense lawyers argued successfully that they could not trust the S.O. to turn over evidence that might be favorable to their client due to the snitch program. (Strange thing is there is no doubt whatsoever that the walking lump of pond scum is actually guilty. None whatsoever. He made a spontaneous confession pretty much immediately on his arrest, before he was even booked.

Three other death sentences have been overturned due to questions about jailhouse informants.

As someone who worked in the system for many years I can assure you that jailhouse snitches are just about as reliable as a politicians promise.

TEENAGE WHORE WHO FUCKED DOZENS OF ON-DUTY COPS IS BACK IN THE NEWS

Richmond, California Sued in Police Sex Abuse Scandal

By Helen Christophi

Courthouse News Service
August 18, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO -- The woman at the heart of the police sex abuse scandal that rocked Oakland, California, last year sued the neighboring city of Richmond, its current and former police chiefs and six other officers Thursday, accusing them of sexually trafficking her in exchange for police protection and information.

Although the federal complaint identifies the plaintiff as Jane Doe, her attorney John Burris confirmed in an interview that Doe is Jasmine Abuslin aka Celeste Guap, with whom Oakland settled similar allegations in May.

In the new lawsuit, Abuslin details her relationship with the Richmond Police Department, where she says it was an open secret that she was “available to them for sexual favors and pleasure in exchange for paid monies, protection, or other forms of consideration.” Abuslin, who worked as a child prostitute, describes her role there as an “exclusively department retained sex worker.”

Abuslin says current Police Chief Allwyn Brown, former Police Chief Chris Magnus, and Internal Affairs Division head Lt. Brian Dickerson knew what was happening but refused to adequately investigate or discipline their officers. Brown, Magnus and Dickerson are defendants in the case.

Abuslin claims that Richmond police investigated the misconduct only after the Oakland allegations became public. Eleven Richmond officers were identified for discipline. Of those 11, one officer was recommended for termination, one for demotion, two for suspensions of 80 hours and 120 hours, and five to receive letters of reprimand, according to the complaint.

“This is terribly outrageous,” Burris said in the interview. “They took advantage of a vulnerable young person. Girls like this are always suffering from some psychological deficit of some kind. Instead of acknowledging that and getting her help, they took advantage of her vulnerabilities. That’s the most negative and damning aspect of this.”

Allegations that a slew of officers from departments around the Bay Area had sex with the teenager came to light in September 2015 after an Oakland officer killed himself and left a suicide note implicating several other officers.

Abuslin, who went by the name Celeste Guap, filed a claim in 2016 against Oakland, the Oakland Police Department and several of its officers, seeking $66 million in damages. The city settled in June for nearly $1 million.

Abuslin also plans to sue the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department, the Livermore Police Department, and possibly the San Francisco Police Department, according to Burris.

One officer named in the Richmond lawsuit, Terrance Jackson, befriended Abuslin when he was assigned to her high school as a resource officer, according to the complaint. Although he knew she was an underage sex worker and was legally obligated to help her, he neglected to do so. After Abuslin graduated, he allegedly came to her house while on duty and groped her.

Another officer, Armando Moreno, promised to help Abuslin escape prostitution after meeting her on Richmond’s 23rd Street, a sex trafficking hub, the complaint states. Instead, she says, Moreno began having sex with her in exchange for immunity from arrest and confidential police information.

On one occasion, Abuslin was detained and handcuffed while working on 23rd Street, but immediately released without being arrested or issued a citation. The incident occurred just after Moreno texted Abuslin to warn her of a prostitution sting in the area, according to the complaint.

Abuslin says she was afraid she would be arrested or prosecuted if she refused the sexual advances of the officers, who had their police badges and guns during their encounters.

She also accuses the officers of spiriting her away to Florida under the pretext of attending a drug treatment program, to prevent her from testifying against them after the Oakland allegations became public.

“It’s been very difficult for her,” Burris said of Abuslin’s life since the misconduct was revealed. “She has good days and bad days.”

Abuslin is suing Brown, Magnus and Dickerson for supervisory liability and failing to properly supervise and train their officers. She accuses the other five officers of sexually exploiting her in violation of her constitutional rights.

All eight officer defendants and the city of Richmond are accused of conspiring to obstruct justice through witness tampering, by sending Abuslin to Florida.

Richmond Mayor Tom Butt and the Richmond Police Department could not be reached for comment Thursday.

‘BETTER GET OUT EARLY THAN LATE’

Barcelona’s chief rabbi urges Jews to move to Israel as he warns Europe is 'lost' because of threat from radical Islam

By Anthony Joseph

Daily Mail
August 19, 2017

Barcelona's chief rabbi has urged Jews to move to Israel after warning that Europe has been 'lost' because of the threat from radical Islam.

At least 14 people were killed and some 130 others injured when attackers ploughed into pedestrians on a promenade in the tourist area on Thursday evening.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Barcelona outrage and another attack in Cambrils yesterday, which resulted in one person dying and seven people being injured after five men wearing fake suicide belts drove an Audi A3 into crowds on the seafront.

Western Europe has been a regular target for jihadists over the last few years. And Barcelona's chief rabbi Meir Bar-Hen told his congregation to move to Israel to flee terror.

In an interview with Jewish news agency JTA, he said: 'I tell my congregants: Don't think we're here for good, and I encourage them to buy property in Israel'

'This place is lost. Don't repeat the mistake of Algerian Jews, of Venezuelan Jews. Better (get out) early than late. Europe is lost.'

The Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain did not to share Bar-Hen's pessimistic outlook. The organization issued a statement Thursday, saying: 'Spanish Jews trust the State Security Corps that work daily to prevent radical fanatics and Islamists from sowing chaos and pain in our cities.'

The group also urged politicians to 'deal intelligently and determinedly with the struggle against fanaticism and in favor of freedom and democracy.'

EDITOR’S NOTE: I think the rabbi’s advice should be heeded. The Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain reminds me of similar groups during the early years of the Nazi regime in Germany. They were convinced that the virulent anti-Semitism of the Nazis was just a passing phase.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

NOW THAT ALL THE CONFEDERATE STATUES ARE GONE

OUSTED STEVE BANNON TO GO AFTER THOSE DAMN JEWS IN THE WEST WING

Bannon plans to target Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and Gary Cohn, and he’ll throw in an Irishman, H.R. McMaster, to show he’s not anti-Semitic

Ousted from the White House, a thoroughly pissed off Steve Bannon promised to declare war on the ‘West Wing Democrats’ who he blames for killing “the Trump presidency that we fought for, and won.”

Bannon, who has long been accused of anti-Semitism, will target Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and chief economic adviser Gary Cohn, those damn Jews in the West Wing. He’ll also throw in an Irishman, national security adviser H.R. McMaster, to show he’s not anti-Semitic.

Bannon also plans to go after “Establishment Republicans” House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senator Majority leader Mitch McConnell.

Reports say that Trump became disaffected with Bannon who was a disruptive force within the White House and is suspected of providing leaks to the media.

The ousted Trump aide is returning to his roots at Breitbart, a far-right website. Bannon is likely to be a wrecking ball, much to the delight of the Democrats.

Bannon claims credit for Trump’s election triumph, but the president will rue the day he ever associated himself with this asshole.

MISSOURI LEGISLATOR EXPRESSES WISH FOR TRUMP ASSASSINATION

by Bob Walsh

Maria Chappelle-Nadal is, at least for the nonce, a member of the legislature of the great state of Missouri. In a back-and-forth over non-public Facebook page she wished that President Trump would be assassinated. Pretty much every major politician in the state is calling for her resignation, even those in her own Democrat party. She is, so far, declining to do so.

In an interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Ms. Chapelle-Nadal allowed as how what she said was "wrong" and has since said she didn't really mean it. She stated her thoughts were due to frustration over President Trumps comments over the hoorah in Charlottesville. She also worked in a comment about the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, which is in her constituency.

She also said she would apologize when Trump apologized. It is unknown whether or not the Secret Service has had a word with her lately.

FEMALE SPANISH COP REHABILITATES FOUR GOAT FUCKER JIHADIS

by Bob Wash

A female police officer on foot patrol with her partner terminally rehabilitated four of five jihadi goat fuckers in the seafront city of Cambrils.

The officer and her partner were on foot patrol about 1 a.m. when the Audi A-3 carrying five goat fucker terrorists came barreling thru, running down and injuring her partner while killing one citizen and injuring others.

The goat fuckers then bailed out and charged the female officer. She killed four of the five with her H&K 9mm pistol. The fifth goat fucker then ran like a scalded cat into a nearby park where he was shot to death by other officers. It took 15 rounds to bring down #5, who appeared to be cranked out of his gord.

All of them were wearing fake suicide vests, using coke cans as fake explosive. Clearly we need coke can control. . .

WHEEE, I’M HIGH AND I’M FLYING

Girl, 17, crashed car into Clinton County, Indiana home while high on opiates, traveling 107 mph and killing two sisters inside the house

Fox 59
August 18, 2017

CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. – A teen accused of crashing a car into a Clinton County home and killing two sisters was under the influence and driving 107 miles per hour, according to court documents.

Alia Sierra, 17, was waived to adult court. She faces the following charges:

*2 counts reckless homicide (level 5 felony )
*2 counts causing death when operating a motor vehicle with a schedule I or II controlled substance (level 5 felony)
* 2 counts causing death when operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (level 5 felony)
*1 count causing serious bodily injury when operating a vehicle while intoxicated (level 5 felony )
*1 count causing serious bodily injury when operating a vehicle with a schedule I or II substance in the body (level 5 felony)
*1 count criminal recklessness (level 6 felony)
*1 count criminal mischief (level 6 felony)

Police say Sierra crashed into a home just before 9:30 p.m. on July 12 in the 4900 block of West County Road 300 North.

Two sisters, 17-year-old Haleigh Fullerton and 8-year-old Callie Fullerton, were watching TV in the living room when they were hit by the car. They were killed on impact.

"You do everything that you can to keep your child safe. Your child is at home, they are in the living room, you know where they are and what they are doing and then within a matter of seconds, they are done. There is nothing that can bring that back for the family," said Clinton County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Christine Smith.

The girls’ mother, Bridget Fullerton, was walking into the room as the car came crashing through the home; she was flown by helicopter to an Indianapolis-area hospital for treatment. She is expected to make a full recovery.

According to court documents, Sierra was driving a white 2007 Honda Accord at the time of the crash. One of the passengers in the car with Sierra told her to slow down prior to the crash. Another passenger told police he repeatedly asked to be let out of the vehicle. He said Sierra told them her car was “the beast” and talked about how fast it could go.

Sierra went off the roadway when she hit a bump and swerved to miss a tree. Investigators determined she was traveling at least 107 miles per hour when her car left the roadway.

Police conducted a urine screen after the crash, and she tested positive for opiates.

Sierra's lawyer Steven Knecht tells us he is surprised that the teen is being charged as an adult and is pushing to get the case back to juvenile court.

The Clinton County Prosecutors office tells us the evidence, in this case, will prevent that move.

"The matter has been waived into adult court however we anticipate an appeal being filed regarding that waiver order," said Steven Knecht.

"It is tragic on both sides. It is tough for the defendant and her family and the Fullerton's...I don't think that viewers can imagine what they are going through right now," said Chief Deputy Prosecutor Smith.

SHE WON’T BE EXTRACTING THE WRONG TEETH AGAIN

Suspended North Dakota oral surgeon dies of an overdose

By Blair Emerson

Bismarck Tribune
August 17, 2017

A Bismarck oral surgeon who was temporarily suspended from practicing died from an overdose Monday night in her north Bismarck home.

Dr. Mansureh Iravani, 50, was a dentist and doctor in solo practice at the Oral Surgery Center of Bismarck. A witness found her and called the Burleigh County Sheriff's Department at about 6:30 p.m. Monday, according to Lt. Tracy Nelson. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid considerably more powerful and deadly than heroin, was found inside the residence.

Nelson said Metro Area Ambulance Services attempted to revive Iravani using Narcan, a drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose, but it didn't work. She was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

Nelson said an autopsy has been completed, but a toxicology report identifying the drug Iravani overdosed on could take several weeks. Her death remains under investigation.

Iravani had closed her practice in March after the North Dakota Board of Medical Examiners temporarily suspended her license. Iravani had been accused of pulling wrong teeth, starting procedures without enough sedation and yanking surgical stitches from a patient's mouth. Iravani denied the allegations, which she said had been made by former disgruntled employees. A hearing on the matter was pending.

Bonnie Johnson, a friend of Iravani's, remembers Iravani as as being caring, "zany" and having an "upbeat personality."

"She was always giving," said Johnson, who met Iravani three years ago at a local yoga class. "Always wanting to help — especially others."

Iravani, who is originally from Florida, graduated with a doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Florida in 1992, according to a family obituary posted online. She later received her doctor of dental medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, in Cleveland in 1997. Iravani practiced oral surgery for 20 years, including 13 years in Bismarck.

A gathering for Iravani will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Parkway Funeral Service in Bismarck. Johnson said a concert featuring Iravani's favorite music and supporting Furry Friends Rocking Rescue, Iravani's other passion, will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Post in Mandan.

OPEN SEASON ON COPS

Gunman shoots one cop dead and critically wounds another in Florida - and four other officers are shot across the country in night of violence against law enforcement

Daily Mail
August 19, 2017

One police officer was killed and five others were shot during a blood bath that stretched across the East Coast on Friday night.

Officer Matthew Baxter, a three-year veteran, was killed while Sergeant Sam Howard was severely injured in Kissimmee, Florida.

Two other officers were shot two hours away in Jacksonville and another two cops were shot in Fairchance, Pennsylvania.

Kissimmee Police Department Chief Jeffrey O'Dell said Howard, who has been on the force for 10 years, was in 'grave critical condition' and his prognosis 'does not look good'.

O'Dell suggested that the two officers were ambushed and did not return fire. He believes there was only one shooter.

Three out of four suspects believed to be involved in the shooting are currently in custody, O'Dell told NBC Miami. One remains at large.

O'Dell said during a press conference that there is no danger to the public.

He also revealed that Baxter was a father of three young children and had been married to another Kissimmee police officer.

O'Dell said Howard was also a father.

President Donald Trump was quick to comment on the shooting, tweeting that his thoughts and prayers were with 'Kissimmee Police and their loved ones'.

'We are with you!' he added, including the hashtag #LESM.

Florida Governor Rick Scott also tweeted that he was 'heartbroken' to hear of the officer's death.

'Tonight we lost a brave officer - Matthew Baxter. Husband/father/hero. Praying for @kissimmeepolice,' he wrote in another tweet.

Of the two officers shot during a separate incident in Jacksonville around 11pm. One is in stable condition and another is in critical condition.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said the officers were dispatched for an attempted suicide call.

When officers approached the scene, gunfire could be heard inside the home. The officers then entered the residence.

According to authorities, the suspect was armed with a high powered rifle. The suspect shot through the home's front door toward the officers.

One officer was injured in both hands, while the other was injured in the stomach.

The officers exchanged gunfire and struck the unidentified suspect, who was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Scott also tweeted that he was 'praying' for the two Jacksonville officers.

'Just learned of two @JSOPIO in danger tonight – we stand with ALL law enforcement in Florida,' he added in a separate tweet.

One officer is reported to be in critical condition, while the other is in stable condition.

In a third shooting, two Pennsylvania State Troopers are stable and expected to survive, according to ABC News.

The officers were shot Friday night in Fairchance, Pennsylvania, about 50 miles south of Pittsburgh.

It was revealed that the suspect is deceased, Pennsylvania State Police spokeswoman Melinda Bondarenka told the site.

Bondarenka said one of the troopers was flown from the scene to Morgantown Hospital and the other transported by ambulance to Uniontown Hospital.

At least one of the officers had injuries that were 'not life threatening'.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Kissimmee Sgt. Sam Howard succumbed to his gunshot wounds..

WILL ANYONE CLAIM WHAT THE DOG FOUND?

Golden retriever discovers $85,000 worth of black tar heroin in Oregon backyard

by KATU News
August 18, 2017

YAMHILL COUNTY, Ore. – A golden retriever’s owners thought their dog found a time capsule in their backyard when he started digging one day. Instead, he discovered approximately $85,000 worth of black tar heroin, the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office said.

“Kenyon” the dog was 18 months old when he started unburying something in his family’s yard in early August.

When his owners found a package underground, they told authorities they thought it was a time capsule and they filmed themselves opening it.

Soon after opening the packaged, they realized it was not a time capsule, but instead some type of drug.

The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Officer responded and identified the substance as over 15 ounces of black tar heroin. Sheriff Tim Svenson praised Kenyon for his backyard discovery.

Svenson presented him with an official Yamhill County K9 citation ribbon and named him an honorary narcotics K9 for life.

STEM CELL INFUSION TO KEEP A FAILING TICKER GOING

Could Newborn Heart Stem Cells Jump-Start Old Hearts? Rat study suggests they can, but animal research doesn't always pan out in humans

Health Day Newa
August 15, 2017

Stem cells from young hearts might breathe new life into aging ones, research in rats suggests.

In the study, a special type of stem cells was taken from the hearts of newborn rats and injected into the hearts of old rats, average age 22 months. Other rats from the same age group were given saline shots instead.

Baseline heart function was measured in all the rats, using echocardiograms, treadmill stress tests and blood analysis. The group of older rats underwent an additional round of testing one month after receiving the stem cells from the hearts of the young rats.

The old rats who were given stem cells showed better heart function, a 20 percent increase in exercise capacity and, oddly enough, an improved ability to regrow hair.

"Our previous lab studies and human clinical trials have shown promise in treating heart failure using cardiac [heart] stem cell infusions," said co-primary investigator Dr. Eduardo Marban, director of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Heart Institute in Los Angeles.

"Now we find that these specialized stem cells could turn out to reverse problems associated with aging of the heart," he said in an institute news release.

"The way the cells work to reverse aging is fascinating," Marban added. "They secrete tiny vesicles that are chock-full of signaling molecules such as RNA and proteins. The vesicles from young cells appear to contain all the needed instructions to turn back the clock."

But more research is needed, the investigators said.

"This study didn't measure whether receiving the [specialized] cells extended life spans, so we have a lot more work to do," added co-primary investigator Dr. Lilian Grigorian-Shamagian. She is a postdoctoral researcher at Cedars-Sinai.

"We have much to study, including whether [heart stem cells] need to come from a young donor to have the same rejuvenating effects," Grigorian-Shamagian explained.

The findings were published Aug. 14 in the European Heart Journal.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

TESLA PUT TOGETHER IN UNDER 5 MINUTES

ANOTHER JERRY PROJECT MAY BE IN TROUBLE ..... IF WE ARE LUCKY

by Bob Walsh

Second only to his toy train is Jerry Brown's fondness for water diversion. He wants to send every drop of water he possibly can to SoCal so that they can have nice lawns and golf courses. Fuck the farmers. Fuck the people in NoCal. The VOTES are in SoCal and San Francisco (which has its own protected water supply from Hetch Hetchy).

Sacramento County just filed a lawsuit, along with a water agency in Placer County, against the diversion tunnels. Several other groups, including some cities and business organizations, have also done so. Butte County is preparing its own lawsuit in the matter.

The Sacramento suit asserts that the DWR (Dept of Water Resources) is ignoring environmental laws and the damage to agricultural land.

WHEN LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE IS NOT LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE

When it's in California

by Bob Walsh

Jerry Brown is a former Jesuit seminarian and is a notorious and self-confessed liberal. He loves criminals and hates punishment (except possibly self-flagellation). Like most of his ilk he hates the idea of personal responsibility and labeling people as criminals. Unlike most people he has the power to do something about it.

Jerry has just launched into another orgy of prison sentence commutations. This time around it was a total of nine people, six of whom were murderers. Four of them, including one woman, were doing life without parole.

This begs an interesting question. Jerry said repeatedly (every time he was up for election) that, even though her was personally opposed to the death penalty, that he would enforce the death penalty. Strange, isn't it, that there hasn't been an execution in CA for ages and the population of death row now exceeds 700.

So, will Jerry commute all, or virtually all, of the death sentences on his way out the door? (He has commuted none thus far.) I don't know, but it wouldn't surprise me one little bit.

DER DUMMKOPF DOES IT AGAIN

Responding to the Barcelona terrorist attack, Trump said to study what Pershing did, a story he told during his presidential campaign, which has been shown as fake

Speaking in Charleston, S.C. on February 19, 2016, here is a part of Trump’s campaign rhetoric:

“They were having terrorism problems [In the Philippines in June 1913], just like we do. He [Gen. John 'Black Jack' Pershing] caught 50 terrorists that did tremendous damage and killed many people and he took the 50 terrorists and he took 50 men and he dipped 50 bullets in pig's blood.

And he had his men load his rifles, and he lined up the 50 people, and they shot 49 of those people, and the 50th person. ‘You go back to your people and you tell them what happened.’

And for 25 years. there wasn't a problem. For 25 years there wasn't a problem. Okay? Twenty-five years, there wasn't a problem. So we better start getting tough!”


A version of that story started circulating around the internet shortly after 9/11. I’ve received it at least half-a-dozen times. There’s no truth to this story. It’s fake news!

I cannot conceive that none of Trump’s aides told him the story was false. That he would ever refer to it again stretches the imagination. And yet here is what he tweeted on Thursday:

“Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught. There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years!”

Oops, Trump jumped from 25 years to 55 years. It’s no big deal to embellish a fable by 10 years.

Trump has been complaining about fake news, but it seems he gets a lot of his news from fake emails that have been circulating through the internet or from unreliable websites.

That’s why I call Trump der dummkopf.

IS TRUMP A RACIST?

Circling the Square of President Trump’s Relationship With Race

By Yamiche Alcindor and Maggie Haberman

The New York Times
August 17, 2017

WASHINGTON — Kara Young, a model who dated Donald J. Trump for two years before he married another model named Melania Knauss, remembers clearly bringing up her race with the real estate tycoon early in their relationship. As with so many issues, he steered the conversation to celebrity.

“I didn’t hide my race from Donald Trump. He knew,” Ms. Young said in a rare interview. “He would say, ‘You’re like Derek Jeter.’ And I would say, ‘Exactly.’”

“I never heard him say a disparaging comment towards any race of people,” she added.

The furor that Mr. Trump has created with his equivocation over the violence this weekend at a white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Va., has refocused attention on the president’s relationship with matters of race. Long before he embarked on his improbable political career, he had courted racial controversy, calling for the death penalty for five black and Latino teens who were later shown to have been wrongly convicted of a rape in Central Park, settling a Justice Department suit that charged the family business with housing discrimination and falsely accusing the nation’s first black president of being born in Kenya.

Beyond dating a biracial woman, he made outsize efforts to hang out publicly with African-American celebrities: the boxing promoter Don King, the hip-hop impresarios Kanye West, Russell Simmons and Sean Combs, and celebrities as big as Muhammad Ali, James Brown and Michael Jackson.

But more than ever, the question is being asked: Is Mr. Trump personally racist?

The few African-Americans in his inner circle respond with an emphatic no. Most privately describe him as a 71-year-old man with fixed views and a cloistered history, raised in a heavily white enclave in Queens, who came of age and built a tower in the Manhattan sky when New York City was roiling with racial strife.

“Just because you’re a nationalist and you’re white doesn’t make you a white nationalist,” said Katrina Pierson, an African-American who was a spokeswoman for Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign. “Putting Americans first makes you a nationalist and in that case, I’m a nationalist. I think we should take care of our families and our children first.”

Ben Carson, the secretary of housing and urban development and the only African-American in Mr. Trump’s cabinet, said while on a trip to Louisiana on Monday that the controversy over Mr. Trump’s statements on the violence in Charlottesville were “little squabbles” that were “being blown out of proportion.”

“We have got to begin to think more logically and stop trying to stir up controversy and start concentrating on the issues that really threaten us and threaten our children,” Mr. Carson said.

Critics see a man who has viewed African-Americans as tools for his personal advancement. The Democratic National Committee on Thursday distributed a litany of past offenses, under the headline “Trump’s Very Long History of Racism.”

“There was never any engagement that would be mutually beneficial. It was someone hiring you to entertain them and make them money,” said the Rev. Al Sharpton, with whom Mr. Trump was friendly at various points as they both came up as characters in the New York City tabloids.

“He has made a deliberate choice to not be inclusive and to be racially exclusive,” said Mr. Sharpton, now a fierce critic of the president. “He has nobody black, at all, in his inner circle.”

Others see a much more complicated social life, less exclusionary than exclusive, infatuated with celebrity of all colors but personally close to few people, regardless of background. Abe Wallach, a former Trump Organization executive, said Mr. Trump is colorblind when it comes to keeping people at bay.

“Forget black friends — he doesn’t have any friends,” said Mr. Wallach, who left on poor terms with Mr. Trump after a history of credit card theft. “He’s actually a lonely man.”

Mr. Trump does have a small handful of close friends, but most are people he has done business with over the years. At one point, he gave free office space to Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition.

Ms. Young, while adamant in her defense of Mr. Trump, did discount his elbow-rubbing with the black celebrity class as an indication of his open-mindedness.

“It’s definitely easier to be with your own kind. It’s easier for everybody, so if someone is super, super special and super, super interesting you can take them out,” Ms. Young said. “I think it was very interesting to him to meet and hang out with Russell Simmons and meet Sean Combs.”

But when asked whether she thought Mr. Trump was racist or supported white supremacist ideals, Ms. Young said, “That was not my experience.”

Ms. Young was among the few African-Americans to be personally close to the real estate developer and reality television star.

She dated Mr. Trump nearly 20 years ago, but Ms. Young, whose mother is black and whose father is white, recalled a man with limited understanding of other cultures. He didn’t talk much about race or racial history, she said, but he had a curious racial awareness and a propensity for stereotypes.

“We went to the U.S. Open once, and a lot of black people came because it was Venus and Serena,” she said, referring to the Williams sisters. “He was impressed that a lot of black people came to the U.S. Open because they were playing.”

Black people, he seemed to think, did not watch tennis.

Ms. Young, who would not give her age but said she was roughly two decades younger than Mr. Trump, began dating him around 1997. Mr. Trump spotted Ms. Young at a party in the Hamptons and later asked someone for her number and called her.

Their pairing made headlines, after Ms. Young was reported to have left her then-boyfriend, a celebrity reporter named A.J. Benza, for Mr. Trump, a fact that Mr. Trump boasted of on talk radio.

“A.J. doesn’t like Trump for one reason: I stole his girlfriend. I took her away like he was a dog,” Mr. Trump told his friend, the radio shock jock Howard Stern.

Ms. Young said she had watched the fallout from Charlottesville and was “horrified” by his comments putting white supremacists and counterprotesters on the same plane.

She despaired over the racial landscape in the country and her former boyfriend’s stoking of tensions.

“It’s horrifying what happened at the rally,” Ms. Young said. “I think it’s crazy, and I think it’s sad that this is where our country is.”

Lynne Patton, who heads the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s New York and New Jersey office and is black, said Mr. Trump had a diverse set of people around him that included some close African-American associates, like Mr. Carson and Omarosa Manigault-Newman, a White House aide.

The president “doesn’t see color the way the average person does,” she said. He assesses people based on “their successes and their failures.”

Ms. Pierson said she was proof that Mr. Trump was not a racist because as soon as he decided to run for president, he hired her as a national spokeswoman for his campaign and encouraged her to speak on multiple television networks.

“A racist does not pick a single black mother to represent his entire freaking presidential campaign,” Ms. Pierson said. “A racist would not endorse Jesse Jackson’s presidential campaign in the ’80s twice. A racist would also not spend his time and his resources to bring African-Americans into Wall Street.”

Mr. Wallach recalled Mr. Trump telling a colleague at the company to apologize to Mr. Wallach for an anti-Semitic comment once.

“He judges people by what kind of deal he can make with them,” Mr. Wallach said. “That’s his god.”

FOOTBALL IS OBVIOUSLY THE RELIGION OF TEXAS

New $70.3 million high school football stadium in Katy is the most expensive one in the U.S.

NBC News
August 17, 2017

KATY, Texas -- The most expensive high school football stadium in the nation will be unveiled Thursday night.

The Katy, Texas, stadium cost $70.3 million to build. Voters originally approved construction in 2014 when the estimated price tag was $58 million.

District officials say more than 77,000 students from eight high schools will benefit from the stadium.

The facility is called Legacy stadium, while the field is named after Mike Johnston, who led the Katy Tigers to three state football titles in seven years.

Texas is also home to other expensive high school football stadiums, including a $63 million dollar one McKinney, Texas, voters approved last year, and a $60 million stadium in Allen, Texas, according to the New York Times.

Friday, August 18, 2017

DER DUMMKOPF WALKED RIGHT INTO THE TRAP SET FOR HIM BY THE GOTCHA REPORTERS

Trump may need the help of Kim Jong-un to get him out of shithole he now finds himself in

It’s certainly no secret that ever since he started campaigning for the presidency, Donald Trump and the media have been at war with each other. And from the moment he sent Hillary packing, the hostility of the media seems aimed at driving Trump out of office. When confronting him, reporters are just itching to get Trump to fall into a gotcha trap. And that’s exactly what happened at the Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday.

At the conclusion of a conference on the nation’s infrastructure, Trump stepped out for a press conference and asked for questions on infrastructure. Although there were a few questions on the infrastructure, for the most part Trump was badgered with questions about him blaming both sides for the Charlottesville riots. And sure enough, he walked right into the trap set for him by the gotcha reporters.

A pissed off president spouted out an unscripted tirade that may haunt him for the rest of his presidency. For the most part what Trump said was close to what I have been saying, but he really blew it when he said:

“You have some very bad people in that [neo-Nazi and white supremacy] group, but you also had people that were very fine people on both sides.”

Fine people on both sides? While there were some fine people among the counter demonstration side, how can the president say there were fine people in the rabble of Neo-Nazis, KKK, white supremacists and white nationalists? Those were a bunch of scumbags shouting out slogans of hate. A bare-chested skin head told reporters that “Donald Trump’s daughter [Ivanka] was stolen by a Jew [Jared Kushner].”

Once in this shithole, the reporters pounced on Trump with a vengeance, accusing him of assigning moral equivalency between the hate groups and their opposition. Trump’s 20-minute long unscripted got him deeper in the hole as he went along. It was obvious that he got pissed off and much of what he said was said in anger. At one point he pointed his finger at the reporters and said:

“I think there's blame on both sides and I have no doubt about it and you [reporters] don't have any doubt about it either and- and- and- and if you reported it accurately, you would say it.”

Spot on! But that wasn’t anywhere near enough to get him out of the catastrophic situation he got himself into with his ‘fine people’ remark.

I used a harsh term to describe our president – Der Dummkopf – a knucklehead. You could see a grimacing Gen. John Kelly, the President’s chief of staff, standing nearby, head bowed and arms folded.tightly. I suspect he folded his arms so as to refrain from punching his boss out.

All of this could have been prevented. Trump had to know in advance that the reporters would go after him for blaming both sides earlier. Trump should have started the press conference by telling the reporters, “I’m here because of a meeting on infrastructure. I’m only going to answer questions on the infrastructure and I will not … let me repeat that, I will not take questions on anything else.” And then he should have disciplined himself not to take any questions on Charlottesville, no matter how many were asked.

But Der Dummkopf couldn’t resist taking on the hated press. And so Trump stepped right into the trap laid for him by the gotcha reporters. This could haunt Trump for the remainder of his presidency.

Right now it looks as though only North Korea’s Kim Jong-un can get Trump out of this shithole. If the little fat guy with the weirdo hairdo does something with his missiles and nukes that actually endangers Guam, Trump could unleash our military might against North Korea. Once at war, the country would unite behind the president and all would be forgiven and forgotten.

But damn it, it has now been reported that little Kim has just backed off of his threats to attack Guam. Damn that little squirt!

FLORIDA CORRECTIONAL OFFICER KLAN MEMBERS CONVICTED IN PLOT

by Bob Walsh

Two former Florida State Correctional Officers, who are also members of the KKK, have been convicted in a plot to kill a black inmate who attacked anther Klan member officer.

David Elliot Moran, 49, and Charles Thomas Newcomb, 45, were both found guilty of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in Columbia County. The plot started up when Officer Thomas Jordan Driver, 27, was bitten during a fight with the inmate in question. The inmate was believed to be infected with HIV and hepatitis. The inmate had been released and the murder was suppose to take place on the street.

Driver has already copped a plea and got four years.

The three men were arrested in 2015 after a joint local, state and federal investigation. Newcomb had already been fired for a training failure unrelated to the plot.

THE RISE OF THE ‘ANTIFA’

The rise of the 'antifa': Combative leftists and self-described anarchists who are ready and willing to use violence against neo-Nazis and the alt-right

By Hannah Parry

Daily Mail
August 16, 2017

Hailed as Nazi-fighting heroes by some, or violent hooligans no better than the supremacists they oppose by others, whatever you think of antifa, the movement is rapidly on the rise.

Antifa, short for anti-fascist or Anti Fascist Action, has been around since the 1920s where it emerged as a response to the growing Nazism spreading across Europe.

Since then, they have existed mainly on the fringes, but have gathered in force over the years to oppose racist, violent fascist groups, from clashes with Nazis on the streets of Germany, Italy, and Spain in the 1930s, to taking on the skinheads of the 1980s.

Now as America's extremist right wing groups become emboldened and more vocal under President Trump, the anti-fascist movement have had a huge boost in popularity as people join the ranks of the left wing group to oppose the alt-right.

The result is clashes on America's streets, the likes of which have not been seen since the civil rights marches of the 1960s.

Once seen as rather extreme left wing faction, the antifa are generally anarchists who believe the best way to take on the alt-right is through direct action.

'We are... in the fightin' Nazis business,' said Antifa member and The Nation journalist Natasha Lennard, in a piece titled 'It's time to make Nazis afraid again.

'Antifa is a promise to neo-Nazis and their bedfellows that we will confront them in the streets; we will expose them online and inform their place of employ. We are not venues to deny space to far right events; we are vowing that all far-right events will be bombarded and besieged.'

Antifa-aligned journal It's Going Down warns that members 'have to organize to defend ourselves' against the alt-right.

'If we allow the alt-right and neo-Nazis to organize in our communities, the consequences will be fatal,' they wrote. 'Charlottesville is just the beginning.'

'We have to stand up to white supremacists, we have to shut down and chase out these bigots every time they try to organize, or else they will kill more people. The police will not protect us.'

They even have an article, titled 'So you want to join the resistance?' with tips on becoming an antifa member and anarchist, such as the advice to 'support all resistance against the state.'

Neo-Nazis and left wing activists have been fighting on the fringes of society for years.

But as white supremacist groups becomes emboldened under a president, who not only has support from the alt-right, but refused to condemn the Unite the Right protesters at Saturday's deadly Charlottesville rally, where a white nationalist plowed into a crowd of counter protesters, antifa has also found itself growing in popularity.

Some of their recent actions have become internet legend, such as the moment on Inauguration Day, a masked activist punched the white-supremacist leader Richard Spencer, and have found mass support in the mainstream left.

After the punch an instant meme, Twitter was flooded with viral versions of the video clip set to music, prompting Barack Obama speech writer Jon Favreau to tweet: 'I don't care how many different songs you set Richard Spencer being punched to, I'll laugh at every one.'

Portland, Oregon, has seen some of the worst clashes as the city, a mainstay of liberal, antifa activists, went up against neo-Nazis in a state which once had the highest Ku Klux Klan membership rate in America.

Following Trump's surprise election, masked protesters held demonstrations which saw store windows smashed and vandalism across the city. Violence erupted at a Rally for Trump and Freedom in the suburb of Vancouver after activists threw smoke bombs.

They have clashed again and again since then, including at a June rally, which featured alt-right's Kyle Chapman, who shot to internet fame for attacking an antifa activist with a wooden post. Antifa responded by throwing bricks until the police dispersed them.

Yet, while many of the alt-right have become YouTube stars or infamous in their own right, members of antifa generally prefer to keep out the limelight, wearing helmets, face masks and body armor at demonstrations which not only keep their identities anonymous, but presents an intimidating front for their enemy.

Other headline grabbing confrontations include when protesters shoved controversial conservative political scientist Charles Murray when he spoke at Middlebury College, in Vermont, in March, and the huge, and violent clash between antifa and the alt-right after they prevented former Breitbart.com editor Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking at UC Berkeley.

Their main criticism of antifa, aside form the violence, is that by forcing venues to cancel right-wing speakers, and nationalist demonstrations, they are denying First Amendment rights and acting like the very authoritarian dictators they stand against.

Trump supporter Joey Gibson, who organized the rally in Portland in June, told The Atlantic his 'biggest pet peeve is when mayors have police stand down. (Antifa) don't want conservatives to be coming together and speaking.'

But the stakes only appear to be escalating, as Gibson - as well as other conservative groups in Portland - announced they were bringing in far-right militia to deal with protesters.

And as the alt-right continues to flourish under Trump and his allegedly racist rhetoric, these clashes are only going to get bigger and bloodier, as antifa rises to meet the growing threat.

IT MUST BE TEXANS DOING THE SHOOTING IN SAN FRANCISCO BECAUSEIN THE LONE STAR STATE FIRING FROM CARS DAILY IS AS NATURAL AS PEEING

Bay Area freeways average one car-to-car shooting every week, CHP data show

By Joseph Serna

Los Angeles Times
August 17, 2017

For almost two years now, the San Francisco Bay Area’s freeways have averaged at least one car-to-car shooting a week.

The reasons for some are unknown, some others were the result of road rage, but most, according to the California Highway Patrol, are tied to gangs.

Since Nov. 1, 2015, there have been 100 car-to-car shootings, the most recent occurring Tuesday in Alameda County, CHP officials said.

“The vast majority of these are targeted and many of them are gang-related,” said Officer John Fransen of the CHP’s Golden Gate Division, which is investigating 83 of the 100 shootings. The division covers Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma counties.

There have been 12 arrests in the 83 shootings the CHP has investigated since Nov. 1, 2015, Fransen said. Six people have been killed, 36 injured.

In the most recent case, someone opened fire on a car with two teenagers inside on northbound Interstate 880 near Jackson Street. The victims suffered only minor injuries and the shooter got away — a common set of circumstances for detectives who have had to chase these cases over the last 21 months, the CHP said.

In one incident in 2016, people in separate cars engaged in a gun battle on State Route 4 in Antioch. In one this year, two people were shot on Interstate 80 near Richmond, forcing authorities to shut down the freeway while a helicopter landed on the highway to airlift the victims to the hospital.

Of the CHP’s 83 freeway shooting investigations, 27 of them occurred on the 80 Freeway, 17 were on Interstate 880, 10 were on Interstate 580, nine were on State Route 4, eight were on U.S. 101 and the rest were scattered among various smaller highways, data show.

No pattern has emerged to predict a time and place for the shootings, Fransen said, but many generally occur at night or around sunset.

In response, cities and public agencies have worked to install additional cameras on the region’s freeways to help identify the attackers.

“We’re going to utilize every bit of tech we have at our disposal to investigate these to the fullest extent,” Fransen said. “The No. 1 way we solve these is through witnesses coming forward and letting us know what they saw.”

HOW IS NOREEN DOING?

A sweet old lady telephoned St. Joseph 's Hospital.

She timidly asked, "Is it possible to speak to someone who can tell me how a patient is doing?"

The operator said, "I'll be glad to help, dear. What's the name and room number?”

In her weak, tremulous voice she said "Noreen McManus, in Room 302.”

The operator replied, "Let me place you on hold while I check with her nurse.”

After a few minutes, the operator returned to the phone and said, "Oh, I have good news. Her nurse just told me that Noreen is doing very well. Her blood pressure is fine; her blood work just came back as normal, and her physician, Dr. Cohen, has scheduled her to be discharged tomorrow morning.”

The old lady said, "Thank you. That's wonderful! I was so worried. God bless you for the good news.”

The operator replied, "You're more than welcome. Is Noreen your daughter?”

She replied, "No, I'm Noreen in Room 302. No one tells me shit."

Thursday, August 17, 2017

THE AFTERMATH OF TRUMP’S TIRADE BLAMING BOTH SIDES: THE ONSLAUGHT AGAINST CONFEDERATE STATUES HAS BEGUN

Like thieves in the night, the city of Baltimore removed four Confederate statues

In the aftermath of the shitstorm created by Trumps tirade Tuesday blaming both sides, the city of Baltimore acted quickly by removing four Confederate statues in the middle of the night.

The Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson Monument was removed from Wyman Park Dell near Johns Hopkins University.

The Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument was removed from Mount Royal Avenue.

The Confederate Women’s Monument was removed from West University Parkway.

Also removed was the Roger B. Taney Monument on Mount Vernon Place. Taney was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who authored the 1857 Dred Scott ruling that affirmed slavery..

Baltimore’s mayor said she acted swiftly to avoid a repeat in her city of the Charlottesville violence.

I suspect that only a handful of Baltimore’s blacks knew who in the hell Roger Taney was or what in the hell the Dred Scott case was.

The Democratic governors of North Carolina and Virginia now want all Confederate monuments in their states removed.

Watch for the nation’s Confederate statues to fall like a stack of dominoes.

GOD KILLS 13 AT RELIGIOUS FESTIVAL IN PORTUGAL

by Bob Walsh

A massive tree fell into a crowd of attendees at a religious festival on the Portuguese Island of Madeira on Tuesday, killing 13.

The 200 year old Oak tree gave up the ghost during the Nossa Senhora do Monte festival, the biggest such shindig on the island. Seven people received substantial injuries. An investigation into the matter is under way.

Personally I thought that tree collapses were customarily viewed as being acts of God, unless some sort of deliberate sabotage was involved.

A STALWART WARRIOR IN THE WAR ON DRUGS

Duterte's deadliest day: 32 suspects are killed in 24 hours - the highest death toll yet during the Philippine leader's brutal war on drugs

By AFP and Julian Robinson

Daily Mail
August 16, 2017

Philippine police have killed 32 people in one day during 'shock and awe' raids - the highest daily death toll yet during the Philippine leader's brutal war on drugs.

President Rodrigo Duterte has waged a bloody crackdown on drugs during his 14 months in power that has seen police and suspected vigilantes kill thousands of people.

In one of the deadliest operations of the war, police reported killing 32 people in a series of raids on suspected drug traffickers across Bulacan province, which neighbours the capital of Manila.

Duterte has since urged his officers to kill dozens of drug suspects every day.

'The ones who died recently in Bulacan, 32, in a massive raid, that was good,' Duterte said in a speech to an anti-crime organisation that has backed the drug war.

'If we could kill another 32 everyday, then maybe we can reduce what ails this country.'

Earlier in the day Bulacan police chief Romeo Caramat held a press conference in Manila to publicise the raids, in which 109 suspects were also arrested.

'We wanted to shock and awe these drug personalities,' Caramat said.

'Other drug personalities will think twice before continuing with their drug trade.'

Caramat insisted the police had killed the suspects in self defence, adding that pistols and grenades had been seized in the raids.

'We know we have done nothing wrong,' Caramat said.

When asked how it was possible there had been no police wounded if the raiding officers had been acting in self defence, Caramat said: 'Don't ask me to explain'.

'We wanted to shock and awe these drug personalities,' Romeo Caramat, the Bulacan police chief, told reporters in Manila on Wednesday, adding 109 suspects had also been arrested.

'Other drug personalities will think twice before continuing with their drug trade.'

Caramat insisted the police had only killed the suspects in self defence, and highlighted in the press conference that pistols and grenades had been seized in the raids.

'We know we have done nothing wrong,' Caramat said.

He later told AFP that no police had been killed or wounded.

When asked how it was possible there had been no police wounded if the raiding officers had been acting in self defence when killing 32 people, Caramat said: 'Don't ask me to explain'.

Duterte easily won last year's presidential election largely on a vow to kill tens of thousands of drug traffickers and addicts, which he said was necessary to stop the country's slide to narco-state status.

Duterte promised during the campaign he would win his drug war in three to six months, a vow that resonated with voters fed up with high crime rates and corrupt politicians.

Duterte then as president railed against critics who said it was impossible to quickly end the drugs problem by killing traffickers and addicts.

But Duterte, who is limited by the constitution to serving a single term of six years, conceded last week that he may be unable to deliver on his campaign pledge.

'Look, these shabu (meth) and drugs, et cetera, cannot be solved by one man, for a president for one term. It has bogged nations (down),' he said in his southern home city of Davao on Friday.

But in another speech last week, at national police headquarters, Duterte also signalled there would be no change in tactics.

He again vowed to pardon police if they were found guilty of murder for killing while fighting his drug war.

79 HATE GROUPS BASED IN CALIFORNIA OUT OF 917 NATIONWIDE

Hate groups on rise in California, U.S.

By Leticia Juarez

KABC
August 15, 2017

LOS ANGELES -- Hate is on the rise across the United States and California is one of the major brewing grounds for hate groups.

This weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia is highlighting the disturbing trend.

"We are seeing a more tech-savvy and youthful gathering of hate groups and they are now a unified socio-political force," said Brian Levin, director of the Cal State San Bernardino Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.

Levin says hate groups are not only more organized, but are growing more violent. Since December 2015, there have been two dozen violent public demonstrations in California that resulted in injuries or arrests, he said.

That includes a Ku Klux Klan rally in Anaheim in February 2016 in which three people were stabbed and multiple others were arrested.

In a new report, the Southern Poverty Law Center estimates there are 917 hate groups operating nationwide.

California is at the top of the list with 79 organizations that range from white nationalists to anti-LGBT movements.

While these group's inflammatory rhetoric is protected under the First Amendment, the city of Los Angeles is taking action against some of the criminal elements associated with white supremacists operating within its borders.

"Our office is going to be unrelenting in targeting those who we allege are involved in white supremacist gang activity that is criminal activity," said Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer.

On Monday, Feuer's office filed a lawsuit against three alleged members of a white supremacist criminal street gang.

The city alleges a Canoga Park home has been a gathering place for the gang and its ongoing drug activity. The city has made multiple arrests and executed four search warrants relating to alleged drug activity at the home.

LOST LEG NO HINDFRANCE TO BEING A COP FOR BAKERSFIELD OFFICER MIKE CROWE

Amputee Officer Competes in Olympics of Law Enforcement

By: Christine Devine

Fox 11 Los Angeles
August 15, 2017

His goal was to dead lift 600 pounds. He joked, his only hope was that his prosthetic leg would hold up.

Michael Crowe is not only an amputee, he is a police officer who competed in the 2017 LA World Police and Fire Games in Los Angeles.

The 28-year old took part in both the dead lift and the bench press competitions competing against law enforcement athletes from around the world.

Crowe hasn't let his disability hinder him off or on the job. He says he can run and jump and do the job just like any other patrol officer.

What might hinder some hasn't stopped Crowe. The injury to his leg came 24 hours before he was to start his first day of patrol. He'd graduated from the academy and was on probation. This was back in 2012.

The injury happened off duty when Crowe was riding a motorcycle and hit by a distracted driver. His right leg had to be amputated below the knee.He's been patrolling the streets of his hometown in Bakersfield for the past four-and-a-half years.

As for the Push Pull weightlifting competitions, Crowe maxed out at 551 pounds. He missed his goal of 600 pounds. He bench pressed an impressive 370 pounds.

Crowe feels he's not only an inspiration as an athlete, but proof amputees can be police officers.