Thursday, February 28, 2019


Michael Cohen tells Congress that Trump is a liar, cheat, draft dodger, racist and crook

Michael Cohen told Congress on Wednesday that Trump is a liar, cheated on his tax returns, did not have the bone spurs that kept him out of the Vietnam War, spoke ill of blacks and carried on crooked business dealings.

So what else is new? We already knew Trump is a liar and suspected he cheated on his taxes. We already knew he was a Vietnam War draft dodger. Cohen accused Trump of being a racist for saying blacks would not vote for him because they were too stupid, a statement that probably wasn’t far off base. And with all the bankruptcies he filed, it comes as no surprise that he was a crooked businessman.

And to add insult to injury, Cohen told AOC that she should demand Trump’s tax returns and subpoena his lawyers to prove he cheated on his taxes and insurance claims.

And all this comes from Michael the Rat, a proven liar and cheat.

Mafia family heir Giovanni Gambino predicts Cohen will get whacked in prison because “inmates love Trump and hate rats.”

Now wouldn’t that be a shame? But the rat will probably do time at a club fed prison with white collar criminals and not with the kind of inmates that would whack him.


by Bob Walsh

Craig Coley, 71, was a guest of the people of the formerly great state of California for 39 years, for murders he did not commit. He was imprisoned for the murder of his girlfriend and her 4-yer old son.

He got out in 2017 after being pardoned by Moonbeam after a second investigation and examination of DNA evidence demonstrated actual innocence (as opposed to being unable to prove guilt).

His parents are now dead. They mortgaged their home to pay his legal fees.

Last year the state coughed up $2 million. Simi Valley has just payed $21 million, of which $4.9 million will actually come from city money and the rest from insurance.

There was DNA in the home that was NOT Coley's. Coley had an alibi. A witness that disputed the alibi was later pretty well discredited.

How do you pay someone for the loss of nearly half of their life? A lot of cash I guess.


House slated to vote on most significant gun control bill in years

By Christina Marcos

The Hill
February 27, 2019

The House is slated to vote Wednesday on landmark legislation to require universal background checks for gun sales, a top priority for Democrats.

It will mark the most significant gun control vote in years after the Senate failed in 2013 to pass similar bipartisan legislation to expand the federal background check system.

It’s not the only day this week the House will take up legislation to address gun violence.

House Democrats plan to follow Wednesday’s vote with another on Thursday for a bill to lengthen the review period for background checks, which is meant as a response to the 2015 shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C.

“We have been partaking in a grisly ritual. We have a mass shooting, we have a moment of silence, and then there has been inaction. This signifies the end of that,” said Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus who helped lead a sit-in on the House floor after the 2016 shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla.

The universal background checks measure would require background checks to cover sales made at gun shows and widen the scope for internet transactions. Current law only mandates federally licensed firearms dealers to conduct background checks before making a gun sale.

Both bills face stiff opposition from the National Rifle Association (NRA) and most Republicans in Congress.

The universal background checks measure, authored by Reps. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) and Pete King (R-N.Y.), is titled the Bipartisan Background Checks Act.

But it’s not expected to attract more than a handful of House GOP votes beyond the five who have co-sponsored the bill: Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.), Brian Mast (Fla.), Fred Upton (Mich.), Chris Smith (N.J.) and King.

Democrats’ decision to vote on the legislation in the first 100 days of the new Congress — and introduce it in only a few days last month — demonstrates the shift in politics surrounding gun control from as recently as a decade ago, when they last controlled the House.

In 2007, when Democrats last took over the majority, Congress passed legislation to encourage more states to submit red-flag cases to the FBI. President George W. Bush signed the law, which came in response to the Virginia Tech shooting that same year.

But the law did not restrict gun sales or ownership, and Democratic leaders at the time took pains not to promote legislation that did so. The caucus then featured more conservative-leaning Democrats, including many who were gun rights defenders, and gun reform was still thought to be a third-rail of politics that could threaten Democrats in red-leaning districts.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday that the politics of gun reform has changed drastically since Democrats last controlled the chamber.

Not only has the number of Democrats resistant to gun control declined steeply, but a long string of high-profile mass shootings has shifted public opinion in favor of tougher laws. Those factors, he said, have freed Democratic leaders to move quickly on the background check bill this year.

“The carnage that we’ve seen perpetrated by gun violence over the last decade has heightened the American people’s concerns,” Hoyer told reporters in the Capitol.

“It was controversial within our own party, and we didn’t have much confidence that it would be able to pass,” he continued, referring to the years between 2007 and 2011, when Democrats last held the gavel. “And there are still differences within our party as to how far you want to go. But we think this piece of legislation [background checks] and the ‘Charleston loophole’ closing is something that the overwhelming majority of the American people will want us to support.”

Case in point: Freshman Rep. Lucy McBath (D-Ga.) represents a suburban Atlanta district that President Trump won narrowly in 2016. Yet she won what had long been a GOP-held seat while actively campaigning for gun safety measures.

McBath became a gun control activist with Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action after her 17-year-old son was shot and killed following a dispute over loud music.

This week’s votes, McBath said, are “reflective of our changing national conversation around gun violence.”

And the conversation is also personal for multiple other current and former members of Congress.

McBath and fellow Democratic freshman Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (Fla.), whose father died in a shooting, both appeared at the weekly Democratic leadership press conference on Tuesday to promote background checks legislation.

And former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), who was shot in the head at a constituent event in 2011 and now heads an eponymous gun control advocacy group, also rallied supporters at a separate event outside the Capitol.

“I am never going to forget the day that I received a phone call when I was 24 years old telling me that my father was shot and killed by a criminal with a gun. Unfortunately, thousands of Americans in this country now share the same story as mine,” Mucarsel-Powell said.

But House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), who was nearly killed in 2017 after a man targeting GOP lawmakers opened fire on a congressional baseball practice, is on the opposite side of the debate. He doesn’t think the legislation would have necessarily prevented recent mass shootings. The man who shot him, for example, had obtained his firearms legally.

“If you look at the bill, it wouldn’t have stopped many of these mass shootings. What it would do is make it harder for law-abiding citizens to exercise their rights,” Scalise told The Hill on Tuesday.

At the same time, Democrats have carved out some exemptions in the universal background checks measure for gun transfers between family members and for use in activities like hunting.

The legislation also offers an exception in cases of temporary transfers “necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm.”

Democrats plan to allow votes on amendments to clarify that those instances would apply to people at risk of committing suicide or who face the threat of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.

But Republicans are pushing for more exemptions in the legislation.

Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.), herself a domestic violence survivor, called for specifically allowing firearms transfers to victims of domestic violence or sexual assault who have court-issued protection orders. She questioned whether the bill sufficiently defined a temporary transfer or what could be construed as “imminent death.”

“I think we should at least define what these terms mean,” Lesko said of the Democrats’ proposal.

Thompson dismissed criticism that his legislation wouldn’t have prevented recent mass shootings, arguing that shouldn’t be a reason to reject expanding background checks.

“As far as anybody who says, ‘Well, this bill wouldn’t have solved this incident’? The only thing that will solve every one is to do away with guns,” Thompson said Tuesday.

The next bill, slated for a vote on Thursday, is authored by House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) and designed to close the so-called Charleston loophole.

The shooter in that massacre, Dylann Roof, would not have been able to buy a gun if a federal background check examiner had obtained an incident report stating that he had admitted to possessing drugs.

Current law allows a gun sale to proceed if a background check isn’t done within three days.

Clyburn’s bill would extend the review period to 10 days and allow a buyer to request a review if the background check hasn’t been done by that point. The gun sale can proceed if another 10 days go by without a response.

And Democrats expect to take up more gun control legislation in the coming months, although there’s still debate over what should come up next.

Gun control advocacy groups like Everytown have called for measures such as allowing family members and law enforcement to temporarily block a person from buying a gun if they pose a threat to themselves or others, funding research into gun violence and preventing domestic abusers from possessing firearms.

Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), who heads House Democrats’ messaging arm, recently reintroduced legislation to ban assault weapons. He acknowledged that he hadn’t yet spoken with other members of leadership about taking up his bill, but predicted the House would eventually consider more gun control

“I’m confident that we’re going to do more than the universal background checks. This is the first bill. And it will be up to the caucus whether there is sufficient consensus around the assault weapons ban, whether we bring it to the floor or not,” Cicilline said.


All-women 'Felony Lane Gang' who taunted cops on social media saying ‘do ya job motherfuckers’ during robbing spree are finally arrested after high-speed chase

By William Cole

Daily Mail
February 27, 2019

A gang of women believed to be behind dozens of thefts across Georgia and Florida have been arrested 600 miles away.

Three women, nicknamed the 'Felony Lane Gang' were pulled over in a rental car after driving at 'excessive speed' down an interstate road outside of Indianapolis.

Amber Dunlap, 27, Tiphanie Sager, 26, and Toni Huizar, 23, were found to have a 'substantial amount of credit cards, check books, social security cards and identification cards' belonging to other people in the trunk of their Nissan car.

The trio have warrants for their arrest over crimes committed in several Georgia counties in the last month.

Car break-ins have been reported in parks and at gyms, across Newton County, Gwinnett County, Clarke County and possibly Florida, a Covington Police Department spokesperson said.

The group had typically used rental cars to commit the offences, Indian state police were told.

Officers said that earlier in February the three women allegedly posted messages on Instagram that read 'Do ya job motherfuckers'.

'They might be taunting us with what they're posting on social media,' Covington Officer Justin Stott told FOX5.

'With all the active warrants we've got on them through all these different jurisdictions, it's just a matter of time before we get them.'

Cops arrested the three women on Sunday in Indiana after a short chase.

A officer tried to pull over their speeding vehicle on the Interstate-70 at around 6pm but the driver tried to get away; they eventually being pulled over in the town of Greenfield.

'During an inventory of the Nissan, (police found) property belonging to people not in the vehicle and was later determined to be stolen property,' state police said.

'The occupants of the vehicle each had several felony warrants from Covington Georgia related to a string of thefts in that area.'

Authorities said that prosecutors in Indiana are reviewing charges related to the chase on Sunday.

Officials believe that following local charges the women will be taken back to Georgia, where they will face a series of criminal allegations.

All three last lived at addresses in Florida, according to a press release.


Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, a progressive New York criminal-justice group, walks back from an unsustainable position

By Seth Barron

City Journal Magazine
Winter 2019

Last September, as part of a national push for criminal-justice reform, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, a charitable organization, announced a plan to pay the bail of every woman and minor held in New York City’s jails. According to the group, run by Kerry Kennedy, the slain senator’s daughter, “access to justice depends on whether you can afford bail. The majority of people incarcerated in the notoriously violent Rikers Island are behind bars for the crime of being too poor.”

This is a favorite theme of the reformers, but most Rikers inmates are accused of serious crimes. Around 11.4 percent of the population is there for murder, attempted murder, or manslaughter; 20 percent are in for robbery or burglary; and another 25 percent face charges involving weapons, felony assault, sale of drugs, or rape or other sexual offenses. New York’s jails are not crowded with people whose only crime was jumping a subway turnstile or smoking weed; the average number of people held in Rikers on a given day for fare-beating is two, and for pot possession, one. And “the majority” of Rikers inmates are behind bars because they’re serving out a sentence, are ineligible for bail because of outstanding warrants, or are awaiting trial for a serious crime—not because they can’t afford bail. Even the majority of women and juveniles at Rikers, the target of the Kennedy group’s efforts, are ineligible for bail.

Among those in Rikers for serious crimes, some have not met the bail set for them. These inmates are the focus of the bail-reform movement, which seeks to eliminate “money bail.” Demanding a cash bounty for freedom, advocates say, is a form of ransom that ensures that the rich go free, while the poor remain in jail.

Their primary exhibit is the case of Kalief Browder, a 16-year-old Bronx youth on probation for stealing and crashing a truck. He was arrested for stealing a backpack containing cash and electronics, which he denied having taken. Bail was set at $3,000. Insisting he was innocent, Browder wound up spending three years in jail, awaiting trial. He was eventually released but committed suicide four months later. His family blames his death on the two years he spent in solitary confinement and the abuse he suffered from guards. Browder’s case has become a rallying point for the abolition of money bail, but lack of funds wasn’t the real problem. His mother raised the money necessary to bail him out within a few months; but by that point, the courts realized that Browder was already on probation, and his bond was revoked. He wasn’t really bail-eligible to begin with.

Advocates describe a picture of hopelessly poor families, unable to scrape together a few hundred dollars to get their loved ones out of Rikers. They don’t talk about families tired of dealing with relatives perennially in trouble with the law; some may decide that they’d rather see the troublesome relation stay in jail. On average, 75 percent of Rikers inmates have been there before, often several times in the same year. The median age of a Rikers inmate is 36. It’s understandable that their relatives could lose patience with them, after a certain point.

Jurisdictions that have ended money bail have seen troubling consequences. Los Angeles reformers are angry that judges are remanding people charged with serious crimes, based on their risk to the community. Newark saw a spike in shootings after money bail was ended, possibly because arrestees returned to the streets to settle the disputes that had led to their incarceration.

After heated criticism from the NYPD and Mayor Bill de Blasio, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights terminated its “Mass Bail Out” program to “end wealth-based detention.” The group had done its cause no favors by bailing out 18-year-old Rickeem Parker one week after the eight-time arrestee was captured on video brutally beating a corrections officer. Parker then skipped bail, not showing up for his next court date. Bail reformers might have the best of motives, but they rely too uncritically on human goodness—a precarious bet in a field that includes repeat violent offenders.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019


by Bob Walsh

A Pennsylvania woman and her teenage daughter are now accused of slaughtering five members of their own family. However, the mother assured the cops they all wanted to die.

Shana S. Decree, 45, and her 19-year old daughter Dominique K. Decree, are currently guests of Buck County, PA. in regard to the shooting in an apartment in Morrisville, North of Philadelphia.

Among the dead are a pair of nine year old twins and a 13-year old. One of the dead, Jamilla Campbell, 42, is alleged to have participate in the murders before she was herself murdered.

Bucks County Social Services found the bodies during an unscheduled welfare check. Both women originally used a SODDI defense (some other dude did it) but folded up quckly like a cheap card table while being questioned.

And you thought you had some fucked up family dynamics.

EDITOR'S NOTE: They committed the murders because they believed the world would end this February.


A Report Finds One-Third Of LA County's Homeless Are Black

LAPPL News Watch
February 26, 2019

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said Monday a new report highlighting the elevated levels of homelessness among black Angelenos is a "critical first step" in addressing the disparities affecting the African-American community.

Black people make up 9 percent of the population of Los Angeles County, but more than one-third of its population is experiencing homelessness, which is consistent demographically across the country, according to a report by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness.

"Homelessness is the greatest issue facing Los Angeles and racism is amplifying the impacts of economic inequality and housing access," Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson said. "Now is the time to directly address the root causes of homelessness and racism remains one of the biggest causes."


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Ivanka Trump: I ‘actually worked for tips and hourly wages’

By Tamar Lapin

New York Post
February 26, 2019

Freshman New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez snapped back at Ivanka Trump’s criticism of her Green New Deal proposal Tuesday — saying she knows what she’s talking about when it comes to wages, because she “actually worked for tips.”

“As a person who actually worked for tips & hourly wages in my life, instead of having to learn about it 2nd-hand, I can tell you that most people want to be paid enough to live,” the socialist darling tweeted.

“A living wage isn’t a gift, it’s a right. Workers are often paid far less than the value they create.”

The Bronx-born congresswoman was referring to Trump’s comment to Fox News Tuesday that Americans want to earn their paychecks, not take a handout.

“I don’t think most Americans, in their heart, want to be given something,” the White House adviser said. “People want to work for what they get.

“So, I think that this idea of a guaranteed minimum is not something most people want. They want the ability to be able to secure a job. They want the ability to live in a country where there’s the potential for upward mobility.”

Ocasio-Cortez followed up with: “Imagine attacking a Jobs Guarantee by saying ‘people prefer to earn money.’ ???”

The lawmaker argued that productivity among American workers has grown over the years — but pay hasn’t.

“Wages are so low today compared to actual worker productivity that they are no longer the reflections of worker value as they used to be,” she wrote.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ivanka clarified later on Tuesday that she supports a minimum wage, but not “a minimum guarantee for people ‘unwilling to work’.”


DNA discovery solves 2 South Lake Tahoe cold cases

By Pat Lakey

Mountain Democrat
February 25, 2019

A blood stain on a dead woman’s shirt found 41 years ago — DNA from another victim’s body recovered 39 years ago — and a toothbrush from the primary suspect obtained by law enforcement just this past October — all combined to help the Cold Case Task Force of the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office close two murders that occurred in South Lake Tahoe in the late 1970s.

DA Vern Pierson and members of the team tasked with solving cold cases made the announcement Monday during a press conference in Placerville.

The task force’s work, along with DNA testing completed in partnership with a Virginia-based genetics lab, resulted in naming the man who likely killed Brynn Rainey, 27 when she was slain, and Carol Ann Andersen, just 16 when she died.

Both victims’ bodies were discovered in Tahoe-area locations, two years apart, and the cause of death for both appears to be strangulation or suffocation, according to pathologists’ reports.

The families of the women have been told of the cold case investigation team’s findings, which name Joseph Holt as the man who left DNA that was taken from Andersen’s body at autopsy and as the killer who left a blood stain on Rainey’s clothing.

Holt, a real estate professional who moved to South Lake Tahoe in 1974, died in 2014 and was not named a suspect in the two murders until just last year, 2018. His family members reportedly have cooperated fully with law enforcement officers in the investigation and have said they had no clue he could be the killer of the two women.

Rainey had been reported missing for about a month when her nude body was found Aug. 20, 1977, partially buried near the Sunset Stateline Stables in South Lake Tahoe. Because of decomposition, the cause of death was not precise but damage to a bone in her throat led a forensic pathologist at the time to point toward strangulation.

Andersen’s body would be discovered July 1, 1979, on the side of Sundown Trail north Golden Bear Trail in South Lake Tahoe. In addition to saying strangulation likely caused her death, the medical expert in that case found marks on the teenager’s wrists that indicated she had been bound sometime during her fatal ordeal.

The young woman was last seen at a party in South Lake Tahoe, authorities were told. Despite following all leads and trying to put the puzzle together back in the late ‘70s and ‘80s, the two women’s cases went cold and the killer walked freely.

In fact, except for a skirmish with two men who stopped a guy trying to burglarize a vehicle in 1975 — a man that authorities have reason to believe was Holt — it appears he skirted the law successfully throughout his life.

That is, until the DNA from the blood stain and the swab from the teen led to Paragon Nanolabs in Reston, Va., using a family tree to trace the blood and biological evidence and conclude that it belonged to one of three brothers.

All three of the brothers are dead, but testing still was able to zero in on Joseph Holt as being the killer whose DNA remained behind to shout his guilt four decades later.

Investigators from DA’s Office met with the families of Brynn Rainey and Carol Andersen this past week, when it was learned that neither family had knowledge of any relationship between Brynn, Carol and the suspect.

“Both families were very relieved to hear we had solved their cases,” said chief investigator with the DA’s Office. “They were appreciative that we had used all investigative tools and
techniques to bring closure and peace of mind for their families.

“They were also grateful to the investigative team that had not forgotten their loved ones.”
Rainey’s brother, Pete Garl, said, “Finally after 44 years of hell and back, we have some answers.”

Carol Andersen’s family released the following statement:

“Almost 40 years ago, a beautiful, vibrant teenager was taken from her mother, older sisters, younger brother and younger sister. Unfortunately, relatively quickly the case went cold and
while from time to time it would be revisited nothing could be found, until about a year ago. It was at that time that an incredible team of four investigators from the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Cold Case (Task Force) and through all their hard work and efforts, they were able to give the family some answers and closure and ultimately allow Carol Andersen to rest in peace … We, the family of Carol Andersen want to extend our warmest thanks and highest
appreciation to the team.”

The Cold Case Task Force was able to trace Holt’s whereabouts at the time of Andersen’s slaying (a six-minute walk from where the victim last was seen and about a mile-and-a-half from where Rainey’s body had been found).

The task force also located Holt’s biological son and in August 2018 obtained a DNA sample from the cooperative man. It supported the likelihood that Joseph Holt was the depositor in the two murders.

The son two months later, in October 2018, provided the task force with several items he said had belonged to his father. Among them, a toothbrush that DNA testing showed held DNA that matched the killer’s.

Just last month, on Jan. 23, the task force served a search warrant and collected personal property belonging to Holt from a garage, where it had been stored since his death in 2014.

Among items found was a newspaper clipping that told of a 1975 Los Gatos shooting in which Holt may have been the man who tried to burglarize a vehicle and ended up shooting one of two men who caught him in the act and gave pursuit. One of the pursuers was the owner of the targeted vehicle and he ended up being shot twice in the upper body. The other man in pursuit then tackled the suspect and got the gun away from him, firing a couple shots that missed as the bad guy ran away, according to the newspaper account.

The shooting victim survived, although the burglar got away, but a composite sketch made back then by Los Gatos law enforcement still was part of the cold case file there.

The El Dorado County Cold Case Task Force members told Los Gatos authorities that the composite “strongly resembles” Joseph Holt’s appearance in the 1970s.

In addition, the handgun the would-be vehicle burglar used turned out to be stolen from a cab driver in South Lake Tahoe.

Holt was known to frequent both Los Gatos and South Lake Tahoe at that time, according to the Cold Case Task Force.


Feds Warn Of Dangers Of Teen Fentanyl Smuggling

LAPPL News Watch
February 26, 2019

“Mom … Ummmm, I’m in trouble.” The skinny teenager’s body is nearly doubled over with stress, his mother’s voice rising with increasing anxiety from the speaker of his cell phone laid out in front of him in a federal interrogation room.

Criminal drug organizations are turning San Diego teenagers into mules, using them to smuggle hard narcotics, even deadly fentanyl, across the border in a trend that is alarming law enforcement authorities.

“Hold on ... What did you do?” his mother squawks into the phone. “So, I went to Mexico and I brought back drugs because I was gonna get paid for it.” The phone call ends with the mother sobbing “How could this happen? How could this happen?”

In recent months, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations arrested four juveniles for smuggling hard narcotics into the country from Mexico.

“We’ve seen meth, heroin and fentanyl,” said David Shaw, HSI special agent in charge in San Diego. “They’re strapping it right onto their body without properly packaging it. And with fentanyl, a small amount can kill you.”


Cuernavaca: Teen murders parents as a test to join organized crime

By Sol Prendido from Infobe

Borderland Beat
February 25, 2019

First he reported the disappearance of his parents, then he fell into contradictions and finally confessed to the crime

At the end of January a 16-year-old boy appeared at the Morelos Prosecutor's Office to report the disappearance of his parents, said mortified that he had tried to contact them on several occasions to his cell phone without success.

On January 21 were located in the Old Road to Santa Martha, Colonia Cerritos de Garcia in the town of Ahuatepec, the Municipality of Cuernavaca, the bagged bodies of Alejandro "N" and Martha "N".

The corpses were wrapped in black plastic bags with cinnamon tape around them. They had wounds by a knife.

After conducting various expert reports and collecting testimonies, authorities began to suspect the couple's son who had originally reported the disappearance.

Thanks to a search warrant issued by the Judge of First Instance for Control, Oral Trial and Sanctions Execution of the State of Morelos, the authorities presented themselves at the home of the deceased in Colonia La Cañada, in the town of Ahuatepec.

During the investigations they found signs of blood, fragments of cinnamon tape and the child's shoes that had blood spatter, as well as a knife.

The investigations led the police to the home of a friend of the teenager, where incriminating clues were also found inside a taxi.

The son of the couple and his friend fell into contradictions and ended up confessing to the crime. They claimed that they had committed the double murder as part of a test to enter a drug trafficking cell that operates in the area.

The authorities are looking for a third individual who would have been involved. It is a taxi driver who allegedly belongs to the criminal group to which the children aspired to enter.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Comment by ElGrandeRojo

How sad. You kill your own parents to join a cartel to be cannon fodder, and likely tortured and killed very soon. Especially since they've confessed. Oughta be a new YouTube video up soon starring these punks. What a culture to live in.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019



by Bob Walsh

The talks on the Oakland, CA. teachers strike fell thru over the weekend so the teachers are still on strike. That means probably the students and likely the teachers are safer than if they were in class, and a modest part of the students, those who actually want to learn something, are probably at the library reading something worth while rather than listening to liberal blather and bullshit.

Oakland is a shithole. Oakland schools are shitholes. They didn't use to be. That was then, this is now. Now is Shithole.


by Bob Walsh

I watched all of the Academy Award show Sunday. Start to finish, with my lady friend. It didn't suck too bad.

There was only one solid "I HATE TRUMP" moment, and a second that was s wobbler. There were also two acceptance speeches you could have sold tickets too. One was so long, rambling and incoherent they not only ran the music over them, but eventually turned off the stage lights and killed the mike. I don't know if they were all stoned, stupid or what but it was a HOOT.

Also the ratings were up 14% from last year, but since last year was the worst ratings in history I am not sure that is saying much. And they only ran over about 20 minutes, which isn't bad considering.


by Bob Walsh

There was a tragic double homicide in Stockton early Sunday morning. Two boys, 14 and 15, were shot down for no obvious reason as they rode their bicycles around their neighborhood. NIcholas Sihalath, 14, and Advan Vang, 15, were the victims. Vang was in town from Sacramento to attend a funeral.

I grant you it was not a school night and, for what passes as winter here, it was a decent if cold evening. Also I have never had children and have never raised stepchildren, nieces or nephews, etc. I am bothered by the fact that kids that young were out just handing out slightly past midnight. They apparently were not up to anything, and maybe the kids were just unwinding a bit. One of them had just been to a funeral after all. They were apparently good kids and good students. The cops have no obvious motive and no known suspects.

So, am I wrong here? Should I be bothered merely by the fact that two fairly young kids were out past midnight on a non-school night. Perhaps I am an old fuddy-duddy and this is just how things work now. You tell me.


Former campaign staffer claims Trump grabbed her and forcibly planted a kiss on her lips without her consent

Oh my God in heaven, not Trump again.

The hullabaloo over Trump’s dalliances with and payoffs to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal has sort of quieted down, a calm awaiting the storm expected by the completion of the Mueller report.

Unfortunately for Trump, there is another sexual storm churning up around the President.

Alva Johnson, 43, an attractive black chick and mother of four, has filed a sexual abuse lawsuit in federal court in which she claims that when she worked for the Trump election campaign, he grabbed her and forcibly planted a kiss on her lips without her consent. She is seeking damages for emotional pain and suffering. Johnson alleges this happened as Trump left an RV outside a rally in Tampa, Florida, on August 24, 2016.

Johnson told The Washington Post: “I immediately felt violated because I wasn't expecting it or wanting it. I can still see his lips coming straight for my face. I've tried to let it go. You want to move on with your life. I don't sleep. I wake up at 4 in the morning looking at the news. I feel guilty. The only thing I did was show up for work one day.”

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, “This accusation is absurd on its face. This never happened and is directly contradicted by multiple highly credible eye witness accounts,”

The two witnesses named by Johnson both deny the kissing ever happened.

Johnson is also suing – here comes the race card - for discrimination, claiming she was paid less than her Trump campaign counterparts because of her race and gender. According to the lawsuit, “The campaign knew that it was underpaying Ms. Johnson relative to her white counterparts.”

What a load of crap! “I can still see his lips coming straight for my face.” She sounds like a boxer who said ”I can still see his glove coming straight for my face” several says after he had been KO’d.

23 women before Alva accused 'grab em by the pussy' Trump of sexual misconduct. Most of them were probably telling the truth, but I do not believe Johnson is.


Robert Kraft would be wise to cop a plea and avoid the embarrassment of having the evidence of him fucking Chinese sex slave made public

The Jupiter, Florida cops say they have videos of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft fucking a Chinese sex slave at the now closed Orchids of Asia Day Spa. So far only cops have viewed the vidos.

Kraft’s lawyers say their client is innocent and will vigorously fight the charges in court.

Robert Kraft would be wise to cop a plea and avoid the embarrassment of having the videos played in court and their subsequent release to the media. His lawyers should seek a plea agreement in which their client pleads guilty but is spared any jail time, is put on unsupervised probation for one year and pays the maximum fine for each of the two counts against him.

Bob, you old lecherous fart, pay the fine and let it go!


After Putin's warning, Russian TV lists nuclear targets in U.S.

By Andrew Osborn

February 25, 2019

MOSCOW -- Russian state television has listed U.S. military facilities that Moscow would target in the event of a nuclear strike, and said that a hypersonic missile Russia is developing would be able to hit them in less than five minutes.

The targets included the Pentagon and the presidential retreat in Camp David, Maryland.

The report, unusual even by the sometimes bellicose standards of Russian state TV, was broadcast on Sunday evening, days after President Vladimir Putin said Moscow was militarily ready for a “Cuban Missile”-style crisis if the United States wanted one.

With tensions rising over Russian fears that the United States might deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Europe as a Cold War-era arms-control treaty unravels, Putin has said Russia would be forced to respond by placing hypersonic nuclear missiles on submarines near U.S. waters.

The United States says it has no immediate plans to deploy such missiles in Europe and has dismissed Putin’s warnings as disingenuous propaganda. It does not currently have ground-based intermediate-range nuclear missiles that it could place in Europe.

However, its decision to quit the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty over an alleged Russian violation, something Moscow denies, has freed it to start developing and deploying such missiles.

Putin has said Russia does not want a new arms race, but has also dialled up his military rhetoric.

Some analysts have seen his approach as a tactic to try to re-engage the United States in talks about the strategic balance between the two powers, something Moscow has long pushed for, with mixed results.

In the Sunday evening broadcast, Dmitry Kiselyov, presenter of Russia’s main weekly TV news show ‘Vesti Nedeli’, showed a map of the United States and identified several targets he said Moscow would want to hit in the event of a nuclear war.

The targets, which Kiselyov described as U.S. presidential or military command centers, also included Fort Ritchie, a military training center in Maryland closed in 1998, McClellan, a U.S. Air Force base in California closed in 2001, and Jim Creek, a naval communications base in Washington state.

Kiselyov, who is close to the Kremlin, said the “Tsirkon” (‘Zircon’) hypersonic missile that Russia is developing could hit the targets in less than five minutes if launched from Russian submarines.

Hypersonic flight is generally taken to mean traveling through the atmosphere at more than five times the speed of sound.

“For now, we’re not threatening anyone, but if such a deployment takes place, our response will be instant,” he said.

Kiselyov is one of the main conduits of state television’s strongly anti-American tone, once saying Moscow could turn the United States into radioactive ash.

Asked to comment on Kiselyov’s report, the Kremlin said on Monday it did not interfere in state TV’s editorial policy.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ha, Houston did not make the list … not even though we have an annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo here.


The Onion
February 25, 2019

JERUSALEM—Insisting that criticism of the political partnership did not take into account the need for a coalition large enough to enact his agenda, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended Monday his new alliance with the country’s far-right Aryan Supremacy Party.

“My detractors must look at the bigger picture here and understand that although everyone may not agree with their belief in the genetic superiority of the Aryan bloodline, they are ready and willing to work with me,” said Netanyahu, adding that he had made a pact to offer multiple cabinet positions to the far-right anti-Semitic extremist group in exchange for their support in the upcoming April election.

“They may hold a fervent belief in white supremacy and militant observance of Christian Identity, but the Aryan Supremacy Party is more than just virulent advocates of racial violence; they’re also prepared to toil on my reelection campaign, and for that I think it’s fair to reward them. People need to focus less on their broad anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial and look at the positive ideas these skinheads can bring to my future coalition government. For example, our ideological attitude toward Arabs aligns almost perfectly.”

When reached for comment, U.S. secretary of state Mike Pompeo was quick to say that the Trump administration would not take any position on the alliance during an Israeli election year.

Monday, February 25, 2019


'2019 is going to be the most vitriolic year in American politics since the Civil War': Steve Bannon issues a stark warning for the nation and claims the Democrats could 'weaponize the Mueller Report'

Daily Mail
February 24, 2019

Former White House counselor Steve Bannon predicted this year will be 'the most vitriolic year in American politics since the Civil War' because of the investigations into President Trump.

Bannon cited the upcoming release of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, the investigation of President Donald Trump's businesses from the Southern District of New York attorney's office, and House Democrats' plans for probes of the administration as the reason for the forthcoming chaos.

'I think that now they [Democrats] control the House they can weaponize this, they could weaponize the Mueller report,' he said.

'I think that 2019 is going to be the most vitriolic year in American politics since before the Civil War,' Bannon told CBS News in an interview that aired Sunday. 'And I include Vietnam in that. I think we're in, I think we're in for a very nasty 2019.'

Trump is currently the focus of multiple investigations including special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe and one from the Southern District of New York and from House Democrats, including Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler.


The wolves are howling for the renaming of John Wayne Airport because Wayne made racist and homophobic remarks in 1971 during a Playboy magazine interview

Oh my God in heaven, not John Wayne too.

Just a couple of days ago I published a Lincoln quote in which Honest Abe said: “I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races ….. there must be a position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.”

And now an old interview has resurfaced in which John Wayne said he believed in white supremacy, made disparaging remarks about American Indians and referred to gay men as fags.

Wayne’s remarks were made in 1971during a Playboy magazine interview. Here is some of what he said.

About white supremacy

With a lot of blacks, there’s quite a bit of resentment along with their dissent, and possibly rightfully so. But we can’t all of a sudden get down on our knees and turn everything over to the leadership of the blacks. I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility. I don’t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people.

I don’t feel guilty about the fact that five or 10 generations ago these people were slaves. Now, I’m not condoning slavery. It’s just a fact of life, like the kid who gets infantile paralysis and has to wear braces so he can’t play football with the rest of us. I will say this, though: I think any black who can compete with a white today can get a better break than a white man. I wish they’d tell me where in the world they have it better than right here in America.

About selfish American Indians

I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. Our so-called stealing of this country from them was just a matter of survival. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves. Look, I'm sure there have been inequalities. But what happened 100 years ago in our country can't be blamed on us today.

About the movie Midnight Cowboy

A story about two fags.

That did it! The wolves are howling for the renaming of John Wayne Airport. And I’m sure they also want to destroy the statue of Wayne that stands in the airport lobby.

OK, so John was racist and homophobic. So what! When they named that airport after him, they weren’t doing so because of his personal views, but because of his achievements as a movie actor.

I enjoy watching his movies on the Grit TV channel and on the Western channel of Encore. Are the wolves also going to howl about banning all John Wayne movies from TV?

Wayne was a hero to my dear departed wife. She loved his movies. She must be turning over in her grave at the thought of renaming John Wayne Airport.

Let’s see now. Indian oppressor Christopher Columbus, slave owners George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Sam Houston, any Confederate heroes, and white supremacists Abraham Lincoln and John Wayne must be erased from history. No more statues of them and their ilk, and no more cities, schools, parks and streets named after them. I suppose they can all be replaced by MLK and the likes of Malcom X, Barack Obama, Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton and Louis Farrakhan.

And why not honor the Black Panthers too. That Queen Bitch Beyoncé did it during the halftime of the 2016 Super Bowl.


Jussie Smollett paid $3,500 for a 'training fee' to one of the two brothers who 'staged his hate attack' and NOT to assault him reveals a 'check written by the star', calling strident Chicago police claims into question

Daily Mail
February 24, 2019

Checks written by Jussie Smollett to the two brothers who 'staged his attack' seem to imply that he paid them $3,500 for a 'training fee'.

The 36-year-old actor wrote a check to Abimbola 'Abel' Osundairo on January 23, 2019. This is six days before Abel and his brother Olabinjo, or 'Ola', reportedly faked a hate crime attack on Smollett.

The memo line on the check reads: '5 week Nutrition/Workout program Don't Go.'

At a press conference on Thursday, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson expressed outrage at Smollett for allegedly lying to investigators.

'Why would anyone, especially an African-American man, use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations?' Johnson said. 'How can an individual who's been embraced by the city of Chicago turn around and slap everyone in this city in the face by making these false claims?'

EDITOR’S NOTE: I’m still convinced the Smollett beating was a hoax. I sure hope the prosecutors have some good corroborating evidence other than the check. That check will be used by Smollett’s high-powered defense to offset any testimony by the brothers that it was a payment for them to stage the beating. It will be hard to prove that the check memo was written to disguise the true purpose of the check – to stage the beating.


Alabama newspaper editor steps down after calling for KKK to 'rise again'

By Justin Wise

The Hill
February 24, 2019

The Alabama newspaper editor who called for the Ku Klux Klan to “ride again” says he has stepped down from his position.

Goodloe Sutton, 80 told The Auburn Plainsman on Friday that he had stepped down as publisher and editor of The Democrat-Reporter, a small paper in Linden, Ala.

"I do not own it," he told the newspaper. "I can drink beer and chase women now. They can't run too fast, or I can't catch them."

But the newspaper noted that Sutton's comments were contradicted by Elecia R. Dexter, who is replacing him as publisher and editor.

Dexter, a 46-year-old African-American woman, told The Associated Press that Sutton would maintain ownership but that she would “handle everything else.” Sutton later told The Auburn Plainsman that he turned over responsibility of the newspaper to Dexter because he believes she can effectively manage it.

"You know how managing you females are," Sutton added. The Auburn Plainsman noted that Sutton concluded the call by telling the newspaper's managing editor to "be sweet" and "behave."

Sutton drew widespread attention earlier this month after writing an op-ed calling for the Klan to “ride again” to block tax increases in the state.

“Time for the Ku Klux Klan to night ride again,” he wrote. “Democrats in the Republican Party and Democrats are plotting to raise taxes in Alabama.”

Sutton later defended his argument, telling the Montgomery Advertiser that if “we could get the Klan to go up there and clean out D.C., we'd all been better off.”

Sutton printed his final newspaper as publisher on Friday. The Plainsman noted that he included a letter to the editor from a self-proclaimed member of the Ku Klux Klan.

EDITOR’S NOTE: He forgot to say that after the KKK cleans out D.C., the South will rise again.


Posing as Christian pilgrims visiting biblical sites around Jerusalem and Hebron, these politically-motivated activists take pictures and publish fake news reports slamming Israel’s so-called “abuses” against Palestinians

By David Lazarus

Israel Today
February 22, 2019

The World Council of Churches (WCC) has been caught funding spies posing as tourists to present biased and incendiary reports about Israel’s “brutal and oppressive treatment” of Palestinians.

The WCC program called the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) sends foreign nationals to Samaria and Judea pretending to be tourists. Posing as Christian pilgrims visiting biblical sites around Jerusalem and Hebron, these politically-motivated activists take pictures and publish fake news reports slamming Israel’s so-called “abuses” against Palestinians.

In their “news reports,” these anti-Israel spies use Bible verses and theological terms “loaded with antisemitism,” said Amit Barak, one of the Israelis who exposed the group. They even posted antisemitic pictures like a “Star of David bleeding on Palestinian children,” he said.

Barak, who lives in the Judean mountains south of Bethlehem, kept seeing the EAPPI activists mingling outside his home. After several weeks of watching them pose as tourists, he decided to “take the gloves off” and expose their scam.

Itai Reuveni, an expert working for NGO Monitor, pointed out that these EAPPI activists being sent only to Israel and not to any other conflict zone in the world proves that “it’s a political project in disguise of human rights.” Reuveni’s group reported that the World Council of Churches has sent 1,800 volunteers to Judea and Samria to “witness life under occupation.”

Despite marketing itself as a human rights and protection program, EAPPI places significant emphasis on political advocacy before, during, and after the trip. When volunteers return to their home countries and churches, they engage in anti-Israel advocacy, such as BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) campaigns and comparing Israel to apartheid South Africa and Nazi Germany.

WCC-funded activists have been working closely with Hassan Breijieh, spokesperson for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terror group. They also sent volunteers to the home of the Palestinian terrorist who stabbed to death Yosef Salomon, his daughter Chaya and son Elad in 2017.

According to The Jerusalem Post, the WCC has refused to comment on reports published by numerous news agencies exposing their illegal activities in Israel.


Israel enters 'exclusive' club of countries to aim for the moon

By Ilan Gattegno, Niv Lilien, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff

Israel Hayom
February 22, 2019

An Israeli spacecraft rocketed toward the moon overnight Thursday for the country's first attempted lunar landing, following a launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida by SpaceX.

A communications satellite for Indonesia was the main cargo aboard the Falcon 9 rocket, which illuminated the sky as it took flight. But Israel's privately funded lunar lander – a first not just for Israel but commercial space – generated the buzz.

Israel seeks to become only the fourth country to successfully land on the moon, after Russia, the U.S. and China. The spacecraft – called Beresheet, Hebrew for Genesis or "In the Beginning" – will take nearly two months to reach the moon.

"We thought it's about time for a change, and we want to get little Israel all the way to the moon," said Yonatan Winetraub, co-founder of Israel's SpaceIL, a nonprofit organization behind the effort.

The moon, nearly full and glowing brightly, beckoned as it rose in the eastern sky. Within an hour after liftoff, Beresheet was already sending back data and had successfully deployed its landing legs, according to SpaceIL.

"We'll keep analyzing the data, but bottom line is we entered the very exclusive group of countries that have launched a spacecraft to the moon," said Yigal Harel, head of SpaceIL's spacecraft program. He said it was thrilling to witness the launch in person and to know Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was watching it live from the control center in Yehud, Israel.

"Four countries have launched a spacecraft to the moon. One of them is 800 times bigger than us, one is 500 times bigger and another is a little less than that. We are a small country, but gigantic in our achievements and our ability to innovate. I hope they are already planning a spacecraft to Mars," Netanyahu said.

The four-legged Beresheet, barely the size of a washing machine, will circle Earth in ever larger loops until it's captured by lunar gravity and goes into orbit around the moon. Touchdown would be April 11 at the Sea of Serenity.

The Beresheet mission originally was part of the Google Lunar XPrize competition and even made the final cut before the contest ended last year without a winner. The organizers decided to press ahead on their own, and the project was financed largely by Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson together with SpaceIL president and billionaire high-tech developer Morris Kahn, as well as other donors from around the world.

"I have faith we will succeed [in landing on the moon]," Kahn told Israel Hayom. "We will meet to celebrate on April 11."

NASA's Apollo missions in the 1960s and 1970s took about three days to get astronauts to the moon, but they used monstrous Saturn V rockets. The $100 million Beresheet mission couldn't afford its own rocket – even a little one – so the organizers opted for a ride share. That makes for a much longer trip; the moon right now is nearly 230,000 miles (370,000 kilometers) away.

"This is Uber-style space exploration, so we're riding shotgun on the rocket," Winetraub explained at a news conference on the eve of launch.

Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis said: "We are witness to one of the historical benchmarks of the State of Israel. [It is] an occasion of pride and industriousness, thought and trailblazing Israeli innovation. We are a technological power and a hotbed for minds that think outside the box. It was proven today that great dreams lead to even greater reality."

The U.S. Air Force also has a small research spacecraft aboard the rocket, for a one-year mission in orbit around Earth.

The Soviet Union was the first to put a spacecraft on the moon, Luna 2, in 1959. NASA followed with the Ranger 4 spacecraft in 1962. Last month, China became the first country to land on the far side of the moon

Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin quickly offered congratulations following Thursday's launch. So did NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, who called it "a historic step for all nations and commercial space as we look to extend our collaborations beyond low-Earth orbit and on to the moon." NASA has a laser reflector aboard Beresheet and is offering its Deep Space Network for communication.

"All the best to @TeamSpaceIL as it starts its journey tonight on a @SpaceX #Falcon9 from Florida to my old stomping ground ...the moon," Aldrin tweeted.

Lunar surface operations are meant to last just two days. Beresheet will measure the magnetic field at the landing site, and send back data and pictures. A time capsule is aboard the lander – which includes a picture of Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon, who died aboard space shuttle Columbia in 2003 – as well as a lunar library containing 30 million pages on a disk from the U.S.-based Arch Mission Foundation.

Ramon's widow, Rona, was a big supporter of Beresheet; she died of cancer in December.

Following liftoff, SpaceX recovered the first-stage booster, which flew twice last year. The booster landed smoothly on an offshore ocean platform, after the hottest re-entry yet, according to SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk. Sparks from burning metal were visible in the landing video.

Musk said the booster will fly a fourth time in April, during a launch abort test of the new crew Dragon capsule. No one will be aboard.

Sunday, February 24, 2019


How American institutions plotted and schemed in the 2016 election - then blamed Russia

By Conrad Black

Daily Mail
February 23, 2019

The most immense and dangerous public scandal in American history is finally cracking open like a ripe pomegranate. The broad swath of the Trump-hating media that has participated in what has amounted to an unconstitutional attempt to overthrow the government are reduced to reporting the events and revelations of the scandal in which they have been complicit, in a po-faced ho-hum manner to impart to the misinformed public that this is as routine as stock market fluctuations or the burning of an American flag in Tehran.

For more than two years, the United States and the world have had two competing narratives: that an elected president of the United States was a Russian agent whom the Kremlin helped elect; and its rival narrative that senior officials of the Justice Department, FBI, CIA, and other national intelligence organizations had repeatedly lied under oath, misinformed federal officials, and meddled in partisan political matters illegally and unconstitutionally and had effectively tried to influence the outcome of a presidential election, and then undo its result by falsely propagating the first narrative. It is now obvious and indisputable that the second narrative is the correct one.

The authors, accomplices, and dupes of this attempted overthrow of constitutional government are now well along in reciting their misconduct without embarrassment or remorse because—in fired FBI Director James Comey’s formulation—a “higher duty” than the oath they swore to uphold the Constitution compelled them. Or—in fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s words—“the threat” was too great. Nevermind that the nature of “the threat” was that the people might elect someone he and Comey disapproved of as president, and that that person might actually serve his term, as elected.

A Long List of Offenders—and OffensesThe extent of the criminal misconduct of the former law enforcement and intelligence chiefs is now notorious, but to make the right point here, it has to be summarized. The fact that the officially preferred candidate lied to federal officials about her emails and acted in outright contempt of Congress and the legal process in the destruction of evidence, was simply ignored by the FBI director, who announced that she would not be prosecuted, though he had no authority to make that determination.

The dossier of salacious gossip and defamatory falsehoods amassed by a retired British spy from the lowest grade of intelligence sources in Russia, commissioned and paid for by the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee, was circulated to the media by high public officials and cited in illegal and dishonest applications to authorize surveillance of the campaign of the other presidential candidate. A special counsel was empowered on the false pretext of the necessity to get to the bottom of Trump-Russian collusion in the election, of which there was and remains no evidence, because it did not occur and was a complete partisan fabrication.

The special counsel then packed his staff with militant Clinton partisans, and acted very late and only when his hand was forced by the media to remove two officials who referred in texts to each other to the Bureau’s ability to smear and provoke the impeachment of the winning candidate as “an insurance policy” against his filling the office to which he was elected.

Large sections of the media colluded with the Democratic campaign and produced the doctrine that anything was justifiable, no matter how dishonest, to destroy the incoming president’s reputation and damage him in public opinion polls to legitimize attempts to remove him from office. Large sections of the media deliberately deluged the public with stories they knew to be false about the new president and referred to him in terms of unprecedented vituperation in what purported to be reportage and not comment.

This unorganized but widespread campaign of defamation was taken up by a great number of ordinarily newsworthy celebrities and was accompanied by false, unresearched stories denigrating President Trump’s supporters, such as the false claims about Catholic school students’ treatment of an elderly native American and the false claim that actor Jussie Smollett had been beaten up and reviled by Trump supporters. The former intelligence chiefs of the nation under President Obama repeatedly have accused this president of treason, the most heinous of all crimes, and have asserted with the authority of their former positions that the Russians determined the result of the 2016 presidential election. They knew this to be entirely false.

Distracting Public AttentionThe special counsel has failed to find any evidence of the collusion and electoral interference that was the justification for establishing his inquiry, and the Democrats are already expressing disappointment in his failure to produce such evidence when the leading Democratic members of congressional investigative committees still robotically claim to have at least prima facie evidence of such collusion.

The dishonest attempt of much of the opposition and what even left-leaning media-monitoring organizations record as 90 percent of the national media, continued for more than two years to try to condition the country to believe that the president had committed the “high crimes and misdemeanors” required by the Constitution for impeachment and removal from office.

The special counsel, apart from smearing the president, distracted public attention from or tended to justify the ever more evident misconduct of the president’s enemies. And we now know that Comey, despite his “higher duty,” lied to the president about his not being a target of an FBI investigation, illegally leaked to the New York Times the contents of a self-serving memo he purloined from the government, and lied to Congress by claiming 245 times in one sitting to be ignorant of recent matters that no one of sound mind could have forgotten.

And now we have Andrew McCabe’s proud confirmation that he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein not only continued the illegal counterintelligence investigation of President Trump, but actively discussed methods of securing his removal from office by deliberate misuse of a variety of laws, including the Emoluments Clause, the 25th Amendment to deal with mental incompetence, and the Logan Act of 1799, which has never been used successfully and has not been tested in 150 years.

Make Those Responsible Pay at the PollsThis entire monstrous travesty is finally coming apart without even waiting for the horrible disappointment of the special counsel’s inability to adduce a scrap of evidence to justify his replication of Torquemada as an inquisitor and of the Gestapo and KGB at rounding up and accusing unarmed individuals who were not flight risks. The collapse of this grotesque putsch, under the irresistible pressure of a functioning attorney general and Senate committees that are not hamstrung by NeverTrumpers, will cause a revulsion against the Democratic Party that will be seismic and prolonged.

The disgrace of their misconduct is profound and shocking. Richard Nixon, against whom there is no conclusive evidence that he broke any laws (although a number of people in his entourage did) never did anything like this. J. Edgar Hoover in 47 years at the head of the FBI and its predecessor organization, never tried to meddle in a presidential election. Those responsible will pay for this, including at the polls.

Without realizing the proportions of the emergency, America has survived the greatest constitutional crisis since the Civil War. All those who legitimately oppose or dislike the president, including traditional high-brow Republicans who find him distasteful, should join in the condemnation of this largely criminal assault on democracy, and then, if they wish, go out and try to beat him fair and square, the good old-fashioned way, in a free election. But they must abide by the election’s result.

Conrad Black is a member of the Canadian House of Lords and Baron Black of Crossharbour. He is a former newspaper publisher.


by Bob Walsh

Riley Jarecki is a well trained and serious young lady. She is a Deputy Sheriff in Napa County and comes from a law enforcement family.

Sunday night she came upon an undocumented Democrat later identified as Javier Hernandez Morales, 43. He has on at least two prior occasions been given taxpayer paid rides home to Mexico and has priors for DUI and ADW on a peace officer.

Deputy Jarecki came upon the now-dead guy sitting in a parked car. She walked up to his car, interacted with him a bit and directed him to roll down the window. When he did so he came up with a small-caliber revolver and fired a shot at her face, missing her. She withdraw, called in a "shots fired" report and then emptied her service automatic into the drivers door of the vehicle. She was uninjured. He died. There is some good quality body came footage of this on the net.

In an interesting aside the family contacted the S. O. in writing and apologized for the bullshit that Javier caused, and acknowledged that he had some substance abuse and mental health issues.


by Bob Walsh

I saw an interesting map on the news a day or two ago. It was an economic map of the city of Chicago, at one time the #2 economic engine in the whole country. It compares 1970 with 2017. In 1970 over 1/2 of the city population was middle-class working-class people. In 2017 that group had virtually disappeared from the city and what there is is probably mostly civil service who for some reason or other have to live in the city. Upper class has grown significantly and is still mostly in enclaves near the lack. Lower class has grown by a HUGE amount as far as geographical coverage within city limits. Mostly people who know jack about how things work will tell you that it is the middle class that holds a city and a society together.

Large cities are moving more and more towards a feudal system with lords (rich people) and serfs (poor people) and a very small middle class made up of artisans and technicians of one sort of another. The interesting thing is that, in the current model, the political masters are not pissing on the peons, they are pissing on the middle class. At some point the middle class may get sick of it and do something about it. It's hard to say what that something will be but it is likely to be meaningful.


by Bob Walsh

There is really no way to put lipstick on this pig. The Arapahoe County, Colorado court got a witness murdered.

The court mailed some discovery documents to the wrong people. The person who got them called the suspect in a robbery case that "the mechanic" was talking to the cops. That mechanic was David Henderson.

Terance Black was given the papers with his own arrest paperwork. He bonded out and two days later the witness was dead, ten bullets in him in front of his home.

Black and his mommie, Tina Marie Black, 51, were just sentenced to LWOP for the murder. Somehow I doubt it makes Henderson feel better. He's dead.

The D. A. blamed the visit from the fuck-up fairy on a "clerical error, which has since been fixed." I guess that means it's all better.


by Bob Walsh

Kevin Cooper has been a guest of the people of the formerly great state of California for 35 years, awaiting execution. He was convicted of the hatchet murder of four people, including two children, in Chino Hills. There has been other DNA testing, each time Cooper asserted the testing would prove he was framed. In fact the testing concluded the opposite. The Governor has just ordered additional testing of more evidence, because the N Y TIMES, Kim Kardashian and Kamala Harris want him to. Really. (I wonder why Harris didn't do it herself when she was the A.G.)

At the time of the murders Cooper had just escaped from a minimum custody section of a nearby state prison. He had copped to a burglary charge immediately upon his arrest and waived a PSI. He was sent straight to intake, which at the time was minimum security for people such as burglars. The whole thing happened so fast they didn't get the fingerprint check back, which would have revealed him to be an escaped prisoner from back east. He escaped almost immediately by going over an unsecured 6-foot chain link fence.

Since these murders the state of CA has classified ALL intake prisoners as high risk until full background checks prove otherwise.

Cooper and his lawyers are claiming he was framed. Gee, what a surprise.

California has not executed a prisoner in 13 years. There are over 800 people on death row. Cooper's appeals have been rejected, including by both the CA Supreme Court and SCOTUS.


by Bob Walsh

After ducking away from the incoming for a couple of weeks PG&E has announced that they will NOT seek permission from the bankruptcy court to shell out $130 million in bonuses to 1,200 employees. They have also announced they are seriously considering splitting the utility in two, though exactly how, where or when this might be done is something that is till being kicked around.

The utility is facing a potential of $30 billion in lawsuits over recent fires that began along their right-of-way or with their equipment.


AJC Exclusive: ‘It was me or him:’ Gun-toting great-grandmother fires at burglar

By Kristal Dixon

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 22, 2019

Gwendolyn Agard is a 79-year-old great-grandmother who will go to any lengths to protect her property and her loved ones.

A man accused of breaking into her home earlier this month quickly learned how serious she is about her home security.

The man dodged two bullets fired by the grandmother, but Agard didn’t back down, switching from the .38 handgun kept in her kitchen to a larger .45 pistol after he “Didn’t get the message.”

Agard sounded fearless on the 911 call as she taunts the burglar with salty language, but she told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution she was frightened during the break-in. “Not knowing if they have a gun, not knowing when they are going to shoot you. Knowing that if it comes down to him or me, he’s going to try to get me.”

Her call to 911, released by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, provides a play-by-play of the incident between the woman and the alleged burglar, identified as Hans E. Rogers.

Agard called police around 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 12, saying she could see someone moving on her back porch. She told the dispatcher that the man was trying to open the door. When she looked out the curtains, she saw a person she did not recognize and said “my heart just dropped.”

“Hurry, hurry, please,” Agard can be heard saying to the dispatcher during the 911 call. However, her demeanor changes after she hears glass breaking.

She told the AJC that’s when she grabbed her .38 pistol and called out to the man.

“I said, ‘(Expletive), if you come in here, I’m going to blow your (expletive) brains out.’”

According to the call, Agard said she fired her gun once “so they can hear it,” but the man used an outside set of stairs to get to a window on the upper level of her house.

“Come on up in here; I got something for you,” the woman can be heard saying to the burglar on a 911 call.

Once he was inside, the woman told dispatchers she could hear him “talking crazy” in an upstairs room.

The man then began throwing things down the stairwell, and Agard said she fired off another round. However, that didn’t stop him, as Agard said he attempted to come down to the lower level.

At that moment, Agard said she thought, “It’s either me or him,” so she retreated to another part of the home and pulled out a larger gun — her .45 pistol.

“When you come down them stairs, I’m gonna blow your (expletive) brains out,” the woman said. “I’m waiting for ya.”

She fired the gun, striking the wall, according to the sheriff’s office incident report.

Realizing his predicament, the man hid inside a crawl space in a closet until sheriff’s deputies arrived at the home.

Rogers was arrested, charged with burglary, home invasion and criminal trespass. Rogers, who the sheriff’s office said is from Powder Springs, remains jailed without bond at the Jackson County Detention Center.

Agard, a caretaker, said she took action to protect a client in her home at the time, who she said was blind.

And while she used rough language with the suspect, she believes God protected both of them from getting seriously injured or killed.

“Looking back over it, (God) wasn’t ready for either one of us because it could have easily gone in a different direction,” she told the AJC.

Agard said she hopes her story will remind people they should be prepared to protect themselves even when they are in the comfort of their homes.

“You can’t assume anything, and don’t take anybody or anything for granted,” she said

EDITOR’S NOTE: Both Gwendolyn Agard and the burglar are black ... or so the burglar was before she scared the shit out of him.


MAGA-hat wearing teen claims California high school wouldn't permit her to wear hat

By Elizabeth Zwirz

Fox News
February 22, 2019

A high school student who reportedly wanted to sport her “Make America Great Again” hat at her California school this week wasn’t able to because of the dress code.

Clovis North High School senior Maddie Mueller sought to wear the hat bearing President Trump’s campaign slogan on Wednesday upon the request of the Valley Patriots, a conservative activist group of which she is a part of, KCBS-TV reported, citing KGPE.

Her request to wear a different hat that bore school colors and supported the president was also reportedly rejected.

Mueller claimed that the school’s decision goes against her First Amendment rights, KCBS-TV reported. She questioned how “being a patriot in trying to show pride in your country” could be considered “inappropriate.”

The school’s decision pertained to the fact that the request specifically concerned a hat, a spokesperson for the Clovis Unified School District told Fox News in a statement Thursday.

“It’s unfortunate that our dress code is being misrepresented as specifically singling out a MAGA hat as that is not what the policy says,” Chief Communication Officer Kelly Avants said.

The district’s decades-old dress code has general guidelines on what students are permitted to wear that helps to foster “a learning environment free from distraction and that promotes a safe and welcoming environment on campus,” Avants claimed.

“The district dress code allows for students to wear shirts or other clothing with a wide variety of sayings and/or political commentary. Unless causing an actual disruption on campus, MAGA apparel is acceptable, and this has been shared with the student,” she said.

Mueller claimed to have also encountered dress code-issues while wearing shirts that support the construction of a wall at the nation’s southern border, according to KCBS-TV.


The Onion
February 22, 2019

CHICAGO—Easily spotting what they described as a textbook example of a fabricated crime, members of the Chicago Police Department on Friday credited their own extensive experience falsifying evidence with helping them solve the case of actor Jussie Smollett’s staged attack.

“We’ve been doing this sort of thing for decades, so we were really able to bring a lot of expertise to bear on this matter,” said CPD superintendent Eddie Johnson, adding that his officers—many of whom have built their careers on falsifying evidence to further their personal interests—were quick to notice similarities between Smollett’s letter containing crushed aspirin and their own tried-and-true method of planting cocaine on drivers during traffic stops.

“One look at that letter, and our detectives, who have forged hundreds of documents themselves, knew it was a fake,” said Johnson. “And of course, the supposed attack was immediately suspicious because nearly all violent crimes in this city end with a dead black man at the scene. So this was very much an open-and-shut case.”

Johnson went on to state that it was a shame Smollett had taken on too much too soon and wasted his potential talent for covering up unlawful, self-serving behavior, as the young man could have had a bright future with the force.


Patriots supporters weigh in on Robert Kraft after he's charged with solicitation of prostitution as other football fans flock to take selfies in front of the Florida day spa where he 'was caught paying for sex acts'

Daily Mail
February 22, 2019

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution at a Florida spa that is allegedly tied to an international human trafficking ring, police said Friday.

The 77-year-old was charged with paying for sexual services at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter Florida.

That spa was one of 10 that were reportedly shut down in Florida after a seven-month investigation found women in 'sexual servitude,' according to arrest records.

Football fans had a wide range of reactions to news that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was charged with two counts of solicitation of prostitution in Florida on Friday.

Patriots supporters ranged from shocked, to disappointed and even understanding that the 77-year-old widower could have committed the crime.

'He's single,' one woman told Boston's NBC affiliate . 'It's not like he's married. A man of influence such as Bob Kraft, or any man for that matter, if that's what they wish to pursue, it's a free country.' Another fan outside of the Patriots' Gillette Stadium told the station she would reserve judgement until all the facts are in.

Kraft has not been arrested, according to police, but a misdemeanor warrant has been issued.

Police say there is video evidence of Kraft involved in sex acts with prostitutes.

Through a spokesperson, Kraft has denied the allegations: 'We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity. Because it is a judicial matter, we will not be commenting further.'

People, including some Patriots fans, were seen taking their picture in front of the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida. One New York Giants fan named Mark McGuire was posed with a Giants t-shirt while pointing and laughing at the establishment, which has been shuttered.

Others shared their joy on social media.One Twitter account promised a picture of 'Kraft's prostitute,' only to attach an edited picture of Tom Brady in which the New England Patriots quarterback is made to look like a woman in makeup.

Comedian Nick Jack Pappas referenced Kraft's six Super Bowl rings and his one 'prostitution ring.'

EDITOR’S NOTE: I wonder how many cops have viewed the videos of Kraft’s fucking episodes. I’ll bet it’s not only those of the Jupiter PD, but also Palm Beach County deputies, cops from nearby cities, deputies from neighboring Martin County and state cops … and then there are the agents of the FBI, DEA and ATF.

Saturday, February 23, 2019


John Bailey, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, announce that the Academy will present Jussie Smollett and Alec Baldwin special Oscars

The Unconventional Gazette
February 23, 2019

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will make two extra Oscar presentations to Jussie Smollett and Alec Baldwin. John Bailey president of the Academy, made the last-minute announcement on Friday.

Smollett will be awarded a special Oscar for Best Actor In a Non-Movie and Non-TV Show performance. Baily predicted that Smollett’s performance during an hour-long interview by ABC’s Robin Roberts would be impossible to surpass.

Baldwin will be awarded a special Oscar for Best Impersonator of the President.

Bailey also announced that the Academy was going to present Abel and Ola Osundairo with a special Oscar for Best Makeup Artist In a Non-Movie and Non-TV Show performance for making Smollett look like he had been beaten up. However that award was withdrawn when the Academy’s Board of Governors learned that Smollett did his own facial make-up job.


At a white House reception, Trump told a group of several hundred mostly African-Americans that his criminal justice reforms will free hundreds of black criminals so they can continue to use and sell dope, break into homes and cars, mug and carjack folks, and otherwise annoy the residents of the community

Commemorating African-American History month, President Trump held a reception at the White House on Thursday for several hundred mostly black guests. He chose the occasion to tout his criminal justice reforms. With Melania standing at his side trump said: “I know all of you are pissed off at the disproportionate number of African-Americans behind bars. Well, my criminal justice reforms will reduce the number of blacks confined in our federal prisons and I urge the states to follow suit by reducing the number of blacks in state prisons.”

Trump received a standing ovation for those remarks.

“My criminal justice reforms,” Trump added, “will free hundreds of black criminals from our federal prisons so they can continue to use and sell dope, break into homes and cars, mug and carjack folks, and otherwise annoy the residents of the community.”

The silence was deafening … but only for a moment because Melania stomped on the President’s foot with the spiked heel of her $1,095 Valentino Garavani shoe.

Trump, obviously in some pain, went on to talk about black employment and other matters.

For those that may be interested, Al Sharpton, who had an open invitation to the Obama White House, was not invited to this event.


In paying tribute to Monkees guitarist Peter Tork, President Trump said, “it seems only natural that African-Americans would refer to themselves as monkeys.”

Peter Tork, the guitarist of the beloved Monkees passed away Thursday at the age of 77.

The internet was inundated with tributes to Tork. President Trump was among those paying tribute to the Monkees guitarist.

Trump told a group of reporters that “America has lost a great musician. In my youth I was a fan of the Monkeys and especially of Peter because of the jokester he was.”

“While we’re at it,” the President added, “when there is so much outrage over whites appearing in blackface, it should be noted that the Monkeys were really African-Americans in whiteface.”

When asked where he got that idea, Trump said, “It was on several of the websites I follow. Besides that, it seems only natural that African-Americans would refer to themselves as monkeys..

When asked how he could explain the fact that after they stopped performing, they were still white, Trump replied, “They must have bought some cheap whiteface that didn’t rub off. Besides that, the stupid bastards couldn’t even spell monkeys right.”

At that point, Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney jerked the president away.


by Bob Walsh

Peter Tork, bassist for the Monkees and a long-time blues and folk musician, passed into whatever comes next on Thursday at the age of 77. He was the oldest member of the group at 24 when they were created.

The Monkees were often described as a manufactured copy of The Beatles and out-sold them for a while.

They had a TV show which ran for two seasons and got an Emmy as well as generating a ton of merchandising. They sold a total of 35 million albums.

Tork did not have a smooth life after the Monkees. He had alcohol problems and did some time for a small quantity of hash but finally got his act together.

As an interesting side, one of the other Monkees, Michael Nesmith, became filthy rich thru inheritance. His mom invented liquid paper.


by Bob Walsh

Much to the surprise of many in the business, Jussie Smollett has been cut by Fox before the last show of Empire for this season is in the can. Most people figured that he would finish out the season, which needed about 1 1/2 episodes and one work week to finish.

This does not bode well for him professionally for the near-term future. Too bad, so sad.


Lincoln was a white supremacist

During one of the famous 1858 debates with Senator Stephen Douglas, Lincoln told Douglas and the debate spectators:

“I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races . . . I am not now nor have ever been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people . . . there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races from living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be a position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.”

Off with Lincoln’s head! Tear down those statues. Blow up the Lincoln Memorial and move the MLK monument to where Lincoln’s used to stand.

(Thanks to former Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson for the Lincoln quote.)


New Evidence Suggests President George Washington Sent Woodcut Of Penis To Secretary

The Onion
February 23, 2018

PHILADELPHIA—Saying the discovery shed new light on the father of our country, a team of University of Pennsylvania archivists announced Monday that new evidence suggests George Washington sent a woodcut of his penis to his secretary. “

After uncovering a well-preserved, remarkably graphic woodcut dating from the American revolutionary period, and establishing the provenance of both the woodcut and the image from such contemporaneous descriptions as exist, we believe we have conclusive proof that this image is indeed of President Washington’s erect penis and was in fact sent to Tobiana Lear, Washington’s personal secretary,” lead researcher Joyce Carrick said of the block print, which was discovered in the National Archives late last year tucked into a secretary’s desk drawer along with a note outlining her presence in the first president’s lewd sexual fantasies.

“We suspect this was not the only woodcut, as many other printing blocks depicting what we now know to be Washington’s penis carved at different angles and shadings have also been found. It even appears that after the original woodcut was not met with a response, several oil portraits of his genitals were couriered to the secretary’s home.”

Carrick’s team also discovered the official complaint that Tobiana Lear submitted to Congress concerning the suggestive woodcut, as well as the corresponding Presidential order immediately terminating Lear from her position and deporting her to England.

EDITOR’S NOTE: I just came across this old piece from The Onion and thought you, my readers, would find it amusing. Make George relinquish his “Father of Our Country” title, or impeach him!

And then there is that phallic Washington Monument, the world’s largest dick. Instead of tearing it down, just rename it the Obama Prick.

Friday, February 22, 2019


Oh shit! I wrote each of those guys a life insurance policy for $10 million.


Smollett may he a TV star, but he wasn’t the brightest star on the horizon when he paid Abel Osundairo $3,500 with his personal check

Daily Mail
February 21, 2019

Police say Smollett knew Abel Osundairo, the older brother, because he bought 'designer drugs' from him. In text messages that predate the hoax attack, he asked Abel for 'Molly' - the street name for ecstasy - multiple times.

Following the court hearing during which Smollett’s bail was set at $100,000, prosecutors gave this detailed description of how he put the hoax together.

On January 25, he texted Abel asking him when he was planning to go to Nigeria, a trip that had been prearranged.

They were familiar with one another because Abel had once filled in as a character on Empire who was a love interest of Smollett's character, Jamal Lyon.

Abel replied that he and his brother were leaving on January 29 to which Smollett replied: 'Might need your help on the low.

'You around to meet up and talk face to face?'

That afternoon, they met up at the CineSpace studio and Smollett drove Abel home.

During the car ride, he told him about his 'displeasure' over 20th Century Fox's reaction to the letter he allegedly sent himself days earlier.

He said he wanted to stage an attack and suggested that Ola, Abel's younger brother, get involved.

Once they got to the brothers' home, they summoned Ola outside and Smollett asked the pair if he could trust them.

Smollett then allegedly laid out what he wanted them to do and gave them a $100 bill to buy ski masks, a red hat, gloves, rope and bleach to use.

'He stated that he wanted the brothers to catch his attention by calling him an Empire faggot Empire nigger. He detailed that he wanted Abel to attack him but not to hurt him too badly and give him a chance to fight back.

'He also included that he wanted Ola to place a rope around his neck, pour gasoline on him and yell: "This is MAGA country" and "Make America Great Again,"' a proffer that was released by the State's Attorney's office said.

Police have found surveillance footage of the ride and have phone records which put Smollett in the area of the brothers home at the time.

On January 27, he picked the brothers up from their home and drove them to where he wanted the attack to happen in the late morning.

He warned them not to bring their cell phones with them and showed them a surveillance camera on the corner which he believed would capture the incident.

Smollett drove the brothers home and provided them with a $3500 personal check made payable to Abel, which was backdated to January 23, 2019.

He then flew to New York City to take part in a reading of a play.

The attack was scheduled to take place at 10pm on January 28 but was set back several hours by Smollett's delayed flight from New York to Chicago on the day of the incident.

His flight landed at 12.30am, January 29.

At 12.49am, he called Abel and their conversation lasted three minutes. During this call, he instructed him to carry out the attack at 2am.

Abel then ordered an Uber to pick the pair up at their home and take them to the crime scene.

They took the Uber part of the way but then got out and hopped in a taxi to take them the remainder of the distance.

At 1.22am, they arrived within three blocks of it. At 1.45am, Smollett left his apartment building to go to a Subway and the brothers made their way towards the intended spot.

Smollett, however, was late. They did not cross paths until 2.04am which is when they carried out the attack. At the exact moment it was occurring, an NBC News employee was getting out of her car nearby. She told police later that she did not hear anything suspicious, despite Smollett alleging that the attackers yelled racial slurs.

The attack only lasted 45 seconds and was 'just outside the view of the desired nearby camera that Smollett had pointed out to the brothers approximately 15 hours earlier.'

The brothers then ran away on foot, heading southbound towards the Chicago River. They then got in a taxi at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Fifteen minutes later, they got out of the cab a few blocks from their house.

Two minutes later, at 2.27am, Smollett's manager reported it to police and police arrived at Smollett's apartment at 2.42am, 12 minutes later.

While being interviewed, he not only described the attack but claimed to have received a phone call on January 26 from someone who said 'hey you little faggot' and hung up. He said the call happened near a camera and that it captured the attack. It was the same camera he pointed out to the brothers in the hope that it would capture their staged ambush.

EDITOR’S NOTE: As for that cut under Smollett’s eye, that was not inflicted by Abel or Ola. It turns out that it was self-inflicted. Smollett simply scratched himself under his right eye.