August 15, 2014
Angelic Michael Brown Not So Angelic After All (Updated & Bumped)
So, it seems the witness, who claimed Brown had his hands in the air and was running away from the police officer, helped Brown rob a store moments before. Yeah, no motive to lie there...
From The Daily Mail:
According to the police report, video shows Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson having an altercation with store staff and allegedly stealing a box of Swisher Sweets cigars on Saturday, shortly before midday.
In the grainy images, a large black man wearing a light-colored shirt, distinctive shoes, a red baseball hat and khaki shorts is seen assaulting a clerk and then stealing cigars.
A photograph of Michael Brown's body, taken minutes later in the street after he was shot dead, shows that he was wearing a light grey shirt, the same shoes and khaki cargo shorts. There was also a red baseball cap by the body.
This new development might also explain why rioters focused their rage on the QuikTrip convenience store. Although the store isn't where the robbery took place, it was mentioned by the robbery victim as a possible destination of the two criminals. The angry mobs must have heard about the robbery some time before it was made public, yet they still pursued the "cop executed innocent boy" narrative as an excuse to riot.
UPDATE: A vetted caller to the Dana Loesch Show gives Officer Darren Wilson's account of what happened:
(Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit)
Transcript below the fold.
A partial transcript, from Gateway Pundit:
"He pulled up ahead of them. And then he got a call-in that there was a strong-arm robbery. And, they gave a description. And, he's looking at them and they got something in their hands and it looks like it could be what, you know those cigars or whatever. So he goes in reverse back to them. Tries to get out of his car. They slam his door shut violently. I think he said Michael did. And, then he opened the car again. He tried to get out. He stands up.
And then Michael just bum-rushes him and shoves him back into his car. Punches him in the face and them Darren grabs for his gun. Michael grabbed for the gun. At one point he got the gun entirely turned against his hip. And he shoves it away. And the gun goes off.
Well, then Michael takes off and gets to be about 35 feet away. And, Darren's first protocol is to pursue. So, he stands up and yells, "Freeze!" Michael and his friend turn around. And Michael taunts him... And then all the sudden he just started bumrushing him. He just started coming at him full speed. And, so he just started shooting. And, he just kept coming. And, so he really thinks he was on something."
Video of Michael Brown's strong-arm robbery can be viewed HERE.
July 21, 2014
Friend of Boston Marathon Bomber Begins Fretting Over Cornhole
If your friend is a mass murdering terrorist, it's probably best not to do him a favor:
A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted Monday of impeding the investigation into the bombing.
Azamat Tazhayakov was charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy, with prosecutors saying he agreed with a friend's plan to remove Tsarnaev's backpack containing altered fireworks from his dorm room a few days after the 2013 bombing.
July 16, 2014
Another Happy Landing
A group of San Diego men came to the aid of a mother and daughter during an attempted carjacking.But then you look at the Fox and Friends video and find out you're going to have to go elsewhere to see that actual entire video.
Fox and Friends showed video of the Good Samaritans wrestling down and restraining the suspect, who attempted to steal the vehicle with the mother and her daughter still inside.
That's what I'm here for.
July 04, 2014
Michigan Judge Orders Unindicted Co-Conspirator CAIR To Stop Harassing Private Citizens
Unindicted co-conspirator CAIR has been using a tactic of targeting any citizen who expresses opposition to the construction of new Mosques. It is considered a form of "lawfare" or "legal jihad," which forces the defendant to expend large amounts of legal costs or give up opposition. It essentially violates the First Amendment right of individuals.
Today, a Michigan federal judge granted a motion filed by the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) requesting that the court "quash" harassing and burdensome subpoenas issued by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to Ms. Zaba Davis, a private citizen who received the subpoenas because she publicly expressed her opposition to the construction of an Islamic center in her neighborhood. And in a rare move, the judge also awarded AFLC its attorneys' fees and costs for having to bring the motion. Read the judge's ruling here.
The judge based his decision, in part, on the Supreme Court case of N.A.A.C.P. v. Claiborne Hardware Co., 458 U.S. 886, 913 (1982)
(internal citations omitted):
This Court has recognized that expression on public issues "has always rested on the highest rung of the hier archy of First Amendment values." "[S]peech concerning public affairs is more than self-expression; it is the essence of self-government." There is a "profound national commitment" to the principle that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide-open.
So much for Sharia being comparable with the Constitution. Silencing criticism, as Sharia does with regard to anything Islamic, is a direct violation of the First Amendment of Constitution.
Donate to the AFLC if you can. I have no doubt, in the future we will see many more of these "lawfare" tactics and frivolous lawsuits from unindicted co-conspirator CAIR and other Islamic organizations against ordinary citizens. The average person who could not afford an attorney and would be forced into silence.
Slander In Islamic Law - (skip to around 21:45 in the video). Steven Coughlin also predicts Islamic organizations using legal remedies to stifle criticism.
July 01, 2014
Muslima Practicing Religion of Peas
Apparently Latia Harris wears the Hijab because she doesn't want you to, you know, lose control over her womanly charms
Police are searching for a woman seen on an amateur video savagely beating another woman as the victim's 2-year-old son watched and pleaded for the violence to stop.I tell you what, if Latia needs to hide her womanly charms, then Charles Barkley better start wearing the Hijab too.
"Police in this county deal with this type of violence everyday. Yet, this video is physically sickening to watch," Salem Chief of Police John J. Pelura III said Wednesday.
The suspect in the case has been identified as Latia Harris, 25, of Salem, who is facing charges of aggravated assault and two counts of making terroristic threats, Pelura said. She has not yet been apprehended.
....Pelura said the victim said a woman named "Tia" who works at McDonald's assaulted her and "accused her of spreading rumors about her and her manager." In the video the suspect is dressed in what appears to be a McDonald's restaurant employee uniform — a burgundy shirt and black pants.
As bystanders watched, the victim is thrown to the ground and beaten about her face and kicked in her back by the suspect, the video shows. During the beating the suspect continued to rant, using foul language and saying something about possibly losing her job.
June 24, 2014
Would You Rather...
Have a working cell phone with a direct line to 911 or have a functional handgun?
A woman called 911 in the middle of the night in Minneapolis and an operator picked up five states away. [...]
After a busy night at her bar job, Lewis made it back to her apartment in Minneapolis.
"A few minutes after I got in, there was pounding on my door and someone trying to jiggle my door handle," she said.
It was 4:30 a.m. and Lewis knew whatever was happening shouldn't have been.
She dialed 911 from her cell phone and an operator picked up. [...]
Instead of being connected to Minneapolis 911, which is located less than two miles from her apartment, her call traveled 1,200 miles away.
"I was like I live in Minneapolis," Lewis said, "and she's like 'Oh, you dialed 911 in New York.'"
Two minutes later, Lewis tried again and the same thing happened. [...]
A New York operator ended up contacting Minneapolis with Lewis' emergency. Police showed up 30 minutes later. (Source)
May 22, 2014
(Photo from An NC Gun Blog)
Despite a "No Weapons" sign displayed clearly at the front entrance, three armed men entered a gun free restaurant, then robbed and assaulted employees:
A Durham, North Carolina restaurant with a sign on its front door reading, "No Weapons, No Concealed Firearms," was robbed at gunpoint on May 19. [...]
According to Durham's ABC 11, around 9 PM "three men wearing hoodies entered the restaurant through the back doors with pistols, and forced several staff members to lie on the floor." The armed men "also assaulted two employees during the crime."
The suspects are still on the loose.
From ABC 11:
Be on the look out for 3 nondescript men between 20 and 30 years old wearing hoodies.
May 20, 2014
'We're From The Government And We Are Here To Protect You' - US Court of Appeals Clears Way For Gun Confiscation
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that police can enter your home without a warrant, search it, and confiscate any weapons they find, as long as they claim they have your best interest at heart.
In the case of Krysta Sutterfield vs. City of Milwaukee, et al., the judges ruled:
"The intrusions upon Sutterfield's privacy were profound," Judge Ilana Rovner wrote for three-judge panel.
"At the core of the privacy protected by the Fourth Amendment is the right to be let alone in one's home."
But the court also found, that on the other hand, "There is no suggestion that (police) acted for any reason other than to protect Sutterfield from harm."
"Even if the officers did exceed constitutional boundaries," the court document states, "they are protected by qualified immunity."
While there may be circumstances in which police officers must act in order to protect a person's life, this ruling is vague enough that it opens the door for warrantless searches and gun confiscation by any law enforcement authority who simply states they are acting to protect the individual.
The Journal Sentinel has more background on this case. Interestingly, a person claiming to be Sutterfield is posting in comments with her side. It is worth a read.
May 09, 2014
Video Of Police Shooting Released by Family
I remember when this first happened last year. The family tearfully claimed they called police to help with a mentally ill relative. However, the police responded with more force than they anticipated when the relative lunged at an officer with a knife.
But the family must have anticipated some force, as they set up a hidden camera to capture the event as it unfolded. They just released the video:
The video fully exonerates the officer, imo. It shows the responding officers acted with great restraint and gave the suspect every opportunity to drop his weapon. And it shows the suspect lunging at the officer, making it a legitimate case of self defense.
I don't know why the family thought it was a good idea to make the video public.
May 03, 2014
"Professional Thief" Back At Work After Near Fatal Shooting
A 15-year-old is back to breaking in homes a year after being shot:
If a bullet to the head can't put him on a straight path, nothing can. His family even seems to enable his criminal activity. His brother proudly calls him a "professional thief." His parents claim the shooting left him physically disabled.
For background on the shooting, go HERE.
Currently, the case is stalled. The prosecutor is trying, for a third time, to get a Grand Jury to return an indictment. The fact the prosecution has already failed twice indicates the jurors are not satisfied the evidence supports an indictment.
April 30, 2014
OK Execution Takes Forty Minutes
A death row inmate spent forty minutes writhing in agony before dying of a heart attack following a new cocktail of drugs administered in a lethal injection on Tuesday night.
Oklahoma prison officials halted Clayton Lockett's execution after the experimental drug left the man writhing and clenching his teeth on the gurney.
The 38-year-old, who was found guilty of shooting a woman and watching his friends bury her alive, was declared unconscious ten minutes after the first of the state's new three-drug lethal injection combination was administered.
Three minutes later, though, he began breathing heavily, writhing, clenching his teeth and straining to lift his head off the pillow.
It later emerged his vein had ruptured.
This animal twice shot a young woman and then buried her alive. How long did it take for her to die? According to the other victims, the entire ordeal took hours.
So, cry me a river. Even after forty minutes of "writhing in agony," Lockett got off too easy.
February 27, 2014
Cop Shoots Attacker
A man begins pounding a cop's head into the pavement. The officer, fearing for his safety, fires two shots. This attack is eerily similar to the George Zimmerman case, with the exception that Zimmerman did not attempt to detain Martin; Martin initiated the first physical contact.
For a dramatic example of how quickly a fight can go bad even for a trained, experienced, and armed police officer against an unarmed aggressor -- an example with eerie parallels to George Zimmerman’s defensive shooting of Trayvon Martin -- see this bit of cellphone video.
It captures a Kansas City Police Officer having to go for his gun after an unarmed suspect he was attempting to arrest got the upper hand and started beating the police officer's head into the sidewalk. The officer fired twice, with one of those rounds tearing through the attacker's diaphragm, liver, and heart, and killing him.
Although these events took place last December 1, the video was only just released when the grand jury empaneled to review the shooting returned a "no bill" against Police Officer Donald Hubbard, meaning no criminal action will be taken against him for the shooting death of the attacker, 26-year-old Anthony Bruno. Bruno was himself an off-duty firefighter.
I don't know which is more amusing to me - this asshole getting his due or the idiotic bystanders, who were initially demanding the officer explain himself, screaming in shock.
It is very fortunate for this police officer that the suspect was not black. Otherwise, he would be, no doubt, facing charges of racism, hate crimes, and the wrath of leftists everywhere.
UPDATE: More about this case can be found HERE.
January 14, 2014
Do You Feel Lucky, Punk? Retired Cop Shoots Texter In Movie Theater
Maybe it's just my dark sense of humor, but something about this story makes me feel good:
An argument between a retired police captain and a couple who was texting inside of a Florida movie theater erupted into gunfire today that left one man dead and a woman wounded. [...]
Police said that Reeves asked Chad and Nichole Oulson several times to stop [texting], and then Reeves left the theater. When Reeves returned, Chad Oulson asked Reeves if he reported his phone use to the theater managers, police said. That prompted an argument which ended when Reeves pulled out a gun and shot Oulson in the chest, police said.
"The victim was on his cellphone, he was texting. We believe he was making some kind of noise. This noise led to an altercation," Sheriff Chris Nocco said [...]
So She Won?
But, but, but... Isn't Chicago a gun free zone?!!eleventy!!
CHICAGO - A South Side woman has been charged with a felony count of reckless discharge of a weapon after police say she shot her brother in the eye last week while the two argued over whether or not her handgun would fire. (Source)
December 30, 2013
Cornhole Watch: Officer Vagina
Officer Vagina swears he's totally 100% notgay! And to prove it he fingers men up the ass for no reason.
This gentleman violently inserted his finger into dozens of victims' anuses. Sometimes his friends held guns to the victims' heads to force them to comply. Why was he sentenced to just two years in prison? Because he was an officer with the Milwaukee police department!Enjoy your stay in Wisconsin's finest pound you in the ass prison Officer Vagina I mean Vagnini, whatever.Vagnini put his bare hand down the man’s pants, touched his scrotum and inserted fingers into his anus, the complaint says. When the man pulled away, Vagnini put him in a choke hold that caused him to slobber onto Vagnini’s arm.
Hat Tip: Instapundit.
An Experiement In Article Versus Video
I was surfing around my news sites when I came across this story about two teenagers in Honduras. It was tragic from the beginning. Both lived with their families in poverty scavenging for a few dollars a day.
They soon discover stealing is much more profitable than any legal work they could find:
Edwin Mejia didn't want to go out and steal that morning.
The $75 he and his buddy had made the day before from the stolen motorcycle felt like a fortune compared to the $5 a day he earned selling his mother's tortillas. The 15-year-old lay in bed inside the wooden one-room house he shared with his 10 brothers and sisters and told his partner, Eduardo Aguilera, that he wasn't in the mood. [...]
Honduras never developed the democratic institutions that would guarantee a rule of law. Instead, it is a largely lawless land where there are few choices for the poor, heroes are scarce, and violence is a given.
I knew as soon as I started reading this article was written to invoke sympathy for criminals more than for the victim. Sure, there are a few mentions that the victim was also struggling to provide for his family, but the entire gist of the story was about the struggling poor reluctantly turning to lawlessness and their subsequent mistreatment within the Honduras judicial system.
What came next would last four hours.
The two teenagers, visibly nervous, ditched the bike and started running in the middle of a five-lane highway, desperately trying to stop anyone to give them a ride. They ran past a Clarion Hotel, a Burger King and a McDonald's. At one point, traffic video caught them trying to jump a moving bus, pointing their gun at the driver, who did not stop. [...]
Two policemen finally caught the boys in a parking lot near the Marriott Hotel, in the same block as the presidential palace.
Police won't say what happened next, but according to public prosecutor Alexis Santos, 40, the police officers started beating both the boys, focusing on Eduardo, whom they thought had fired the gun.
I admit, the story slant got me. While I sympathized with the young police officer who lost his life, I also felt sympathy for these two teenagers, who found themselves caught up in a life and death struggle after making a series of bad decisions.
After all, how many of us also made bad choices as a teen? Not to the extreme of killing someone, but poor decisions that might have spiraled beyond our control in a world more violent than our own?
And Edwin didn't even want to be there that day. The article tells me that in the very first line. He was just trying to survive in a harsh world.
A few biased accounts and a liberal media easily sways the mind and manipulates the point of view. Notice the article refers to the teens by their first names, but to the victim by the last name. That isn't an accident. First names humanize and make it more personal. Last names are more detached.
Since the article mentions a viral video of the incident, I knew that only viewing that video would expose the true measure of severity of the crime committed by those impoverished teens, without invoking any emotions of the reporter. Only seeing the victim in life, rather than a secondary character on an internet page, would capture the horror of the crime committed.
The viral video was noticeably excluded from the AP's "Big Story" about the crime. So I did a little digging and found it. It is posted below the fold.
Your assignment: Read the linked story. Think about how you feel about the two teenage criminals AP wants you to view as victims. Then watch the video. Do you feel the same? Discuss in comments.
UPDATE: A somewhat related post I did a couple of weeks ago, only this one has a happy ending. The teens in the story above were trying to commit a similar crime:
UPDATE II: Found another case with a happy ending. (Warning: Graphic)
December 29, 2013
Where's Rusty? Man Beats Off 15 Police Officers While Masturbating In A Bar
For some reason, I'm more impressed than offended...
A Beaverton man was arrested following a string of erratic outbursts that culminated in the suspect allegedly masturbating in a Salem roadhouse, officials said. [...]
By the time a Marion County deputy arrived on scene, Frey had moved from the bar to the bathroom, but reportedly had not stopped pleasuring himself.
Frey allegedly resisted arrest, forcing the deputy to zap the suspect with a Taser multiple times, officials said. The Taser had no effect on Frey, who then allegedly starting fighting with the deputy, officials said.
At least 15 police officers from Salem, Keizer and Marion County rushed to the bar and were eventually able to take the suspect into custody, officials said. (Source)
December 20, 2013
Where's Rusty? Joining the 'Cyber-Militia'
It's kind of a good idea, in theory. If we're ever under a real cyber-attack -- and by 'real' here, I mean large scale -- then you call up the 'cyber-militia' to counter it. I'll be first in line to volunteer. Howie, too. Provided the cyber-attack is connected to Kate Upton nude video containing malicious phishing code. He'd gladly spend hours working on that.
Part of the funding bill passed by Congress this week includes provisions that call for the Department of Defense to formally consider the creation of a part-time civilian force to assist in times of cyberattacks...Yeah, I'm not sure every state needs a Guard Unit dedicated to countering cyber-attacks. Isn't that kind of the whole idea behind cyber-threats? That they're non-spatially related? So, this seems like Congress just trying to get more of those fat DOD dollars directed homeward.
Some countries already have volunteer civilian "cyber militias"—Estonia, for example, has a civilian cyber reserve that it put together after cyberattacks on the country's national Internet infrastructure that appeared to originate from Russia. Maryland has created a cyberwarfare unit as part of its Air National Guard. But the Defense Department has resisted previous efforts by members of Congress to establish National Guard "Cyber and Computer Network Incident Response Teams" in every state.
But still, I like the idea in general. I'd even go farther. Why not an army of cyber-privateers?
Oh, thanks to @switch_d
December 11, 2013
Drunk Driver Who Killed 4 Spared Prison Because Rich Parents Never Taught Him About Consequences
Apparently, some Judges in Texas don't believe in teaching consequences either.
A TEENAGER who killed four people while driving drunk has been spared jail by a judge who says his rich parents never taught him about consequences.
The Star-Telegram reports that the families of those who died expressed their anger as Ethan Couch, 16, of Texas, escaped a possible 20 year prison sentence and instead was handed 10 years of probation.
November 21, 2013
I Like This Game!
It's called "Knockout" and when the thug tries to knock you out, you shoot him.
Sign me up!
November 07, 2013
Gay MasoDetective Follows Subject For Months Investigation Comes Up Empty After Mother of All Anal Probes
Update: More at Protein Wisdom.
October 08, 2013
NY Biker Beatdown: NYPD Cop Helped In Attack!
This is good news and this is bad news.
The bad news is that at least one of the NYPD cops riding with the bikers was physically involved with the beating of Alexian Lien:
An off-duty undercover cop who had claimed he took no active role as fellow bikers pulled a Manhattan dad from his SUV and beat him to a pulp was actually pounding the vehicle with his fists at the height of the bloody road-rage attack, sources told The Post.
The cop, a seven-year veteran, had told investigators he didn’t help the injured man because he rode up to the scene as the beating was nearly over, sources said.
But video footage clearly shows otherwise, disgusted sources said Monday — and Internal Affairs Bureau higher-ups want to nail the officer.
This supports my belief that the officers didn't initially report their participation in the lawless biker rally until the video was uploaded and became viral. Once they realized they might be identified, they had no choice.
The good news? IMO, the Liens now have a mega-lawsuit against the city. Not only did the NYPD know about the biker gang rampaging through the city (police had received over 200 complaints), but now it is reveled their own officers participated.
I hope the Liens become millionaires a dozen times over because of this case. They deserve every penny.
Four of the crotch rocket thugs have been arrested. One had charges dismissed.
The punk who initiated the contact that led to the entire chain of events whines that it wasn't his fault. He says the SUV driver was a big meanie who likes to pick on innocent motorcyclists.
October 04, 2013
NYPD Cops Among Lawless Biker Gang
Now we know why there were no police in sight during the entire lawless biker rally. They were all undercover:
A pair of NYPD detectives rode last weekend with the motorcycle mob that battered a Manhattan dad as his terrified family watched, a source told the Daily News.
The two cops apparently waited several days after Sunday's brutal assault before informing supervisors about their involvement in the high-profile case, the source said. [...]
A second source indicated two or three more officers were riding with the bikers, although their roles in the wild melee were unknown.
To protect and to serve. Isn't it nice to know the NYPD will stand by and watch people get dragged from their vehicles and beaten? Since when is protecting a drug investigation more important than saving a person's life?
BTW, I understand some of you are concerned about labeling these crotch rocket thugs as "bikers." I used to ride, so I am also a little sensitive about the issue. I just use the term "biker" to distinguish between the riders and other type vehicles. It is in no way my judgement against all motorcycle riders.
Awesome: Notorious Online Outlaw Caught Because He Forgot the First Rule of the Internet
The first rule of anonymity on the internet is never post your email address when that email address can be linked to you. It's a classic rookie mistake. I've outed dozens of extremists who did this same thing. And what is this super sekrit tool used to link a flesh and blood human to some "anonymous" nom de guerre on the internet? Google search:
US authorities believe that 29-year-old Ross William Ulbricht, arrested on Wednesday, is Dread Pirate Roberts (DPR) - the administrator of the notorious Silk Road online marketplace...."Altoid" was in fact Ulbricht. He was trolling message boards and blogs that catered to people trying to score drugs. He was trying to drum up business for his own website where people could buy drugs and worse -- Ulbricht himself hired a hitman through his website to take care of a guy in Canada who threatened to out users on the site.
The trail began with a post made on a web forum where users discussed the use of magic mushrooms.
In a post titled "Anonymous market online?", a user nicknamed Altoid started publicising the site.
On one of the blogs "Altoid" left an email address:
In a post asking seeking to find an IT expert with knowledge of Bitcoin, he asked people to contact him via email@example.comWow, that's a rookie mistake. You'd think a guy running one of the most successful darkweb sites would know better. You'd be wrong.
Purp over at AoSHQ thinks the guy was caught because the FBI has been able to use a bug designed for TOR to get info on users. But if you read the indictment it was nothing as sophisticated as that. Once they had an email link to the suspect, they got a warrant. With a warrant for proxy server's records they could locate the guy's real IP. And once you have that, well, the rest is just a mopping up exercise.
September 06, 2013
Rusty Reviews His Recent House Burglary
At first I didn't think the burglary was going to be all that fun. And then I thought, heh, this is much more interesting than I expected.
And then suddenly I lost interest.
September 04, 2013
Cleveland Monster Saves the Taxpayers Millions of Dollars
He hanged himself:
Ariel Castro, who was sentenced to life in prison last month for abducting and sexually abusing three young women in his Cleveland home, hanged himself in his cell Tuesday night, according to preliminary results of an autopsy performed early Wednesday.I've never understood why we don't just leave a rope in the cell for every one who has a sentence of, say, twenty years or more. Consider me pro-choice when it comes to inmate suicides.
Castro, 53, was found at 9:20 p.m. ET hanging in his cell at the Correction Reception Center in Orient, Ohio, where he was being held under protective custody
August 30, 2013
Court Grants UK Police Right to View Snowden Files, Glenn Greenwald's Gay Porn Collection UPDATE: Contained UK "NOC List"
Remember when Glenn Greenwald got all in a hissy fit when his "partner" was detained at Heathrow airport and his hard drive and memory sticks were seized? A court has now given police authority to go ahead and look at the files.
I'd hate to be the poor cop who is forced to look through this because, come on, you know what other stuff is on that hard drive in addition to NSA files stolen by Edward Snowden:
The high court has granted the Metropolitan police extended powers to investigate whether crimes related to terrorism and breaches of the Official Secrets Act have been committed following the seizure of data at Heathrow from David Miranda, the partner of a Guardian journalist.My advice: just close your eyes and think of England.
At a hearing in front of Lord Justice Laws and Mr Justice Kenneth Parker, lawyers for Miranda said they had agreed to the terms of wider police powers to investigate a hard drive and memory sticks containing encrypted material that were seized on 18 August. Previously the inspection had been conducted on the narrower grounds of national security.
Following the court ruling, the police will now be allowed to examine the material to investigate whether a crime of "communication of material to an enemy" has been committed as well as possible crimes of communication of material about members of the military and intelligence services that could be useful to terrorists.
UPDATE: From the Blaze:
United Kingdom authorities say they made an astonishing discovery when they detained David Miranda, journalist Glenn Greenwald’s partner, earlier this month at Heathrow Airport.I might have made that last part up.
Miranda had hidden among the 58,000 documents he was carrying some extremely sensitive national security data, and, according to a U.K. national security adviser. Miranda also was in possession of nearly thirty hours of hardcore gay porn, he added
But all kidding aside, check this out:
Robbins said that the case material included 58,000 documents that were “highly classified U.K. intelligence documents.” ...That's some "whistleblower", huh? He's carrying around the UK's "NOC list" (NOC = Non Official Cover). I'm pretty sure I've seen a movie or two about how bad that would be if it fell into the wrong hands.
The material contains “personal information that would allow British intelligence staff to be identified,” including overseas.
In what could be a particularly troubling development, the U.K. government has “had” to assume that Snowden’s data is in the hands of foreign governments to which he has traveled: Hong Kong and Russia.
But don't worry, Glenn Greenwald assures us that he and Edward Snowden are too smart to let sensitive information fall into the wrong hands. Trust them.
August 29, 2013
Yet Another Friend of Boston Bomber Indicted
Lying to the FBI: Do this if your cornhole is eager for some company:
A third college friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was indicted on charges he lied to federal investigators, the U.S. Attorney General for Massachusetts said in a statement on Thursday.If you have the kind of friend who needs you to protect them from the FBI ..... get new friends.
Robel Phillipos, 19, was one of the three people who removed a laptop and a backpack full of fireworks from Tsarnaev's dormitory room at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and later lied about it, days after the April 15 attack, prosecutors claim.
The two other students, Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov - both from Kazakhstan - have already been indicted and detained pending trial.
August 26, 2013
Tough Guys Beat old Man to Death (All Suspects In Custody!)
If you see either of these two f*ckwads. Just run them down or blow their f*cking brains out. Save us all a whole lot of trouble.
WWII veteran Delbert Belton survived being wounded in action during the Battle of Okinawa only to be beaten and left for dead by two teens at the Eagles Lodge in Spokane on Wednesday evening.I'm so livid, this man is basically my grandfather by another mother. In fact I wish they'd have tried that on Short Man because there would be a .45 caliber hole where their brains used to be.
The best part of me ran down Momma's leg
Look at how bad I am, I can beat up an old man
"Shorty," as he was known by his friends at the Eagles Lodge, served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific during WWII and was shot in the leg during the Battle of Okinawa. He went on to work at Kaiser Aluminum at the company's Trentwood plant for more than 30 years. Belton's wife passed away several years ago.
He loved playing pool, even though he claimed he was no good at it and had been a member of the Eagles Lodge for the last four months. In addition to playing pool he loved working on cars.
Update: Fortunately for himself, one suspect has been reportedly caught by the Police. Too bad they got to him first really.
I pray they never see the light of day again.
August 01, 2013
POS of the Day
NEW YORK (WABC) -- A disabled woman who thought that she was getting help from a nice man who offered to assist her in getting into her building, got robbed instead.Choking an old lady out for bling? If you know the POS please call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
The incident happened on July 15th at 2:30 a.m. in the Hamilton Heights section of Manhattan.
48-year-old Carre Ramirez was using a walker at the time.
Suddenly, he dropped his hold on the door, and placed the woman in a chokehold instead.
He forced her to the ground and ripped the two gold chains she was wearing off of her neck and ran away.
July 24, 2013
Obama Taints US Navy Sex Assault Cases
In response to a reporter's question, President Obama indicated that sex assault in the US military should result in a dishonorable discharge.
Two sexual assault courts-martial for Navy men at Pearl Harbor are now postponed because of a comment made by President Barack Obama.I'd suggest the President just didn't think through his response and erred. It's inconceivable that he would screw up military prosecutions on purpose. Right?
The trial issues — related to a statement by Obama, the commander in chief, that sexual assault perpetrators should be dishonorably discharged — potentially amount to “unlawful command influence” and are part of a spate of military cases nationwide in which the defense is being raised.
The fear is that court-martial boards, aware of such statements from superiors, would be swayed to give the defendant less than a fair trial and that the public would view any convictions and discharges as the boards merely following orders.
July 18, 2013
Not Another Trayvon
If the current pro-Trayvon protesters, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Barack Obama, et al, really wanted unity, peace, and justice, they would not have picked a case of clear self defense. Their poster child would not be a young thug whose pleasure in life was beating people.
It's not like they were limited. Countless other black youths have been shot down since that rainy night George Zimmerman was forced to defend himself. Most by other blacks. Despite what the media would have you believe, white on black killings are rare. More rare, for example, than black on white killings.
Most murderers actually kill within their own racial group. More than 92% of murdered blacks were killed by other blacks, while 83% of white victims were killed by whites. But those statistics don't stop some from exploiting that less than 8%, while ignoring the rest.
Solely for political purposes, race-baiters like Jackson and Sharpton use these statistically rare instances. But I have to wonder, even within that small statistical window, why "social justice" groups still tend to cling to questionable cases - or even a case of clear self dense as we saw in the George Zimmerman incident - when there are other, more concerning acts of violence that would not only support their agenda, but also be more inclusionary.
I would certainly support their cause if they were marching for someone like Darius Simmons:
While some are comparing the Simmons murder to the killing of Trayvon Martin, there is nothing similar other than the race of the victim and the perpetrator.
John Henry Spooner used a gun to confront Daruis Simmons about a recent home break-in. Without any justification, he shoots Simmons dead. Turns out, in addition to the shooting being completely unjustified, Simmons had nothing to do with the break-in. Spooner, for whatever reason - mis-identification, racial bias, mental illness, decided Simmons was involved and that led to the confrontation:
Spooner's surveillance video provides a clear view of what happened. Spooner emerges from his house and confronts the teen, who is retrieving his family's garbage cart from the street. Spooner points a gun at Darius, who quickly moves back a few steps.
Spooner then exchanges words with Darius' mother, who's standing on her porch out of view of the camera, and Spooner briefly points the gun in her direction. Moments later, Spooner points the gun back at the boy standing a couple of feet in front of him. He fires, hitting Darius in the chest.
The teen stumbles and runs away, and Spooner fires a second shot that misses. He appears to attempt a third shot but the gun jams.
Darius' mother, Patricia Larry, testified that she chased her son to where he collapsed in the street, cradling him in her arms as he died.
Just as I am at a loss as to how anyone could find George Zimmerman of guilty of anything more than self defense, I don't see how anyone could find John Spooner guilty of anything less than first degree murder. And to me, this would be a much more uniting case to spotlight unjust killings of young black males.
But the fact social engineers like Crump, Jackson and Sharpton focus on a rare, justified killing only suggests their real agenda is not unity but rather one of divisiveness. If they truly cared about the lives of the young men in their communities, the 92% would mean as much as that 8%. The color of the perpetrator's skin would not matter.
Below the fold, the video surveillance. It shows the shooting, so be warned.
July 16, 2013
Cornhole Watch: Goatly aka Emerson Begolly Gets 8/12 Years
A western Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to using the Internet to promote terrorist attacks against American military and civilian targets has been sentenced to 8 ½ years in federal prison.WTAE:
Twenty-four-year-old Emerson Begolly of Redbank Township was sentenced Tuesday on one count of solicitation to commit a crime of violence. Authorities say he posted on an Islamic extremist Web forum he moderated.
His public defender asked for leniency in exchange for information Begolly has allegedly provided in other terror-related investigations.Oh my! He snitched on the Muj..... wonder what Allah's punishment for that is?
Jawa Classic footage of Goatly in action.
Super Sekrit Zionist message: And every rock was soaked in blood
Heartbreak Co-Conspirator in Jihad Jane Case Can't Pray in Irish Prison Because of the Porn
An Algerian man jailed in Ireland and wanted by the United States on terrorism charges filed a damages suit against the Irish state on Tuesday, saying his prison conditions were "not even suitable for animals".Oh the horror, if anyone has, you know, contact with some of Damache neighbors, ask them to put this one up for us.
Ali Charaf Damache is wanted by the FBI for conspiracy in a foiled international plot to murder a Swedish cartoonist whose depiction of the Prophet Mohammad with the body of a dog caused outrage in Muslim countries.
"Cork Prison is not even suitable for animals," Damache, 47, told the High Court. "There was a television and radio (in my cell). When I practiced my prayer they (cellmates) deliberately put the volume up (and) they put pictures of naked women on the wall. I can't pray in a place where there are naked pictures..."
Damache said he had been unable to wash before prayer and handling the Koran, as his faith requires, and was usually allowed to shower and change his underwear just once a week
Also I hear there is a rumor he's keeping hashish in his rectum. Better check that.
Damache was convicted in the Jihad Jane plot. Another accomplice Jihad Jamie (aka Jamie Paulin-Ramirez married Damache upon her arrival in Ireland only to find that Damache was only interested in the Muslima as a sex slave.
Hat Tip: El Grillo.
July 14, 2013
Facebook Gives Thumbs Up to "Kill Zimmerman" Page
I don't blame Facebook for allowing a page dedicated to George Zimmerman's murder to get started. They can't police everything.
But when they come right out and say the webpage asking its readers to kill George Zimmerman does not violate their terms of service? Well, you already know what I think about Facebook.
Here's the proof, sent by ST over at the Patriot Perspective.
More at Patriot Perspective.
July 11, 2013
Florida's Kangaroo Court Further Tightens Noose Around George Zimmerman's Neck
In a last minute move, the Prosecution added manslaughter to the charges against George Zimmerman. They have also requested an additional third degree murder charge, which is basically an unintended murder while committing a felony. The felony? Aggravated child abuse.
It seems that if a 17 year old, 6 foot, 175lb child is beating your head on concrete, its child abuse to save your own life.
In a surprise move this morning, the prosecution asked the Judge to drop the Aggravated Assault charge and to instruct the jury on Third Degree Murder, which is murder in the course of committing a felony.
The felony the State wanted as the predicate was Aggravated Child Abuse (Jury Instruction) because Trayvon Martin was 17 at the time of the shooting.
According to Don West, the defense was not notified until 7:30 a.m. this morning.
This surprise is important because the defense did not have time to research the law, while the State presented numerous cases. Generally it is not a defense to child abuse that the perpetrator did not know the age of the victim. This is an unusual circumstance, however, where Zimmerman was punched in the nose and the "child" was on top punching him -- to say that excessive use of force in defense of an attack by a "child" is child abuse certainly requires some time to research and argue.
The most frightening aspect of this case, imho, is that, there but for the grace of God, go I. Any one of us can be next. The Judge, the Prosecution, the State, even as high as the office of the Presidency, is complicit in this horrible miscarriage of justice, this modern lynching.
UPDATE: The judge has denied the third degree murder charge, which included the felony child abuse. Finally some reason and fairness from this judge!
July 08, 2013
Rush Limbaugh Audio Montage Of Media Bias With The George Zimmerman Trial
(Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit)
July 03, 2013
SooperMexican Translates For Zimmerman Trial Witness
July 01, 2013
George Zimmerman Reenactment (Updated & Bumped - Video & New Map Added)
This is a reenactment George Zimmerman voluntarily gave police the day after he shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense. Zimmerman's account has remained consistent since the incident happened and all evidence, so far presented, corroborates it. For those following the trial, this will help you understand how everything went down. It will also help fill in the minutes between calls to 911.
Map of area:
Below the fold, video surveillance of Trayvon Martin at the 7-11 shortly before his death. See Martin as the media doesn't want you to see him.
FYI, the 7-11 clerk is 5'10".
PS: These Liveleak videos are uploaded to my Liveleak account, so feel free to comment there as well.
UPDATE: I thought I would indicate on map how everything happened. I based it on Zimmerman's reenactment and trial testimony. If anyone spots an error, please let me know.
Map Updated. Original can be viewed HERE.
(Click image to enlarge in new window)
UPDATE II: As requested in comments, I am adding Rachel Jeantel's testimony that Martin has told her he was in his father's girlfriends backyard:
(Skip to the 5 minute mark for the specific comments.)