Oh the horror! Lock them up and throw away the key. Roll eyes…
What is the deal with reports of cops behaving as if they are on steroids becoming more commonplace?
(WSBTV) –HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — A fifth-grader says he was terrified when a police officer pointed a gun at him and his friends while they built a tree fort.
Omari Grant, 11, said he and his friends often play in a wooded area behind his home and were building a fort when a neighbor in the next subdivision called police to complain about what the boys were doing.
But no one anticipated what Omari and his mother say happened next.
“I guess the release of tension was like, ‘Mom, he had a gun in my face, Mommy. Mommy, he had a gun in my face,’” said Janice Baptiste, Omari’s mother.
Omari told Diamant that two officers, one with his gun drawn, rolled up on him and a few of his friends as they built a fort in the trees behind his home.
“I was thinking that I don’t want to be shot today, so I just listened to what they said,” Omari said.
Omari said the officer holding his gun also used foul language and made him and his friends lay down on the ground.
No arrests were made but the department is now investigating the officer’s actions after Baptiste filed an excessive force complaint.
Vile inhumane trash spawning vile inhumane trash. Darlene Jones’ son raped his female captive for HOURS and all she can think about is revenge against the authorities who took the heinous monster she gave birth to off of the streets.
Rapist Markeon Jones
(KMOV) — Serious threats were made inside the St. Louis County Family Court after a suspect’s mother reportedly vowed to inflict physical harm onto employees.
According to court documents, Darlene Jones, was in court as her 16-year-old son Markeon Jones was being certified to stand court as an adult last December. Police say M. Jones broke in a University City home where he robbed and sexually assaulted a young woman for hours.
Police say Darlene Jones became angry and fired off threats to a juvenile officer. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney, Bob McCulloch said there’s more, He said she said “the [female] officer would understand when she gets punched in her “expletive’ face and that ‘expletive’ is going to get hers.”
Darlene Jones; rapist Markeon Jones’ maternal unit
“She said it different ways, and repeatedly. Inside the courtroom, in the hallway, outside,” said McCulloch. “The officer and everybody in the courtroom for that matter felt threatened.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigning after rocky health care law rollout.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from the Obama administration after the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, a White House official said Thursday.
The official said Obama was nominating Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace Sebelius. The official was not authorized to discuss Sebelius’ resignation ahead of the formal announcement and requested anonymity.
But Sebelius’ relationship with the White House frayed during last fall’s rollout of the insurance exchanges that are at the center of the sweeping overhaul. The president and his top advisers said they were frustrated by what they considered to be a lack of information from HHS over the extent of the website troubles.
Thrilled the lying hag is no longer HHS Secretary, but I’m Still waiting on the Sebelius perp walk.
Gird your loins America, for Obama’s bag of tricks overflows.
Evidently Brandeis University is now a sharia zone. Free speech be damned! If a woman who “was personally subjected to genital mutilation, had to flee a forced marriage and is still enduring death threats.[for daring to speak the truth]” does not have the right to expose those very topics then who does? No one as far as CAIR (Council Of Islamic Relations) is concerned. Truth and the freedom of speech are the mortal enemies of CAIR and the insidious cult of islam, which is why islamofascist CAIR fights against them tooth and nail.
(Fox News Insider) –Brandeis University has abruptly yanked an honor for an advocate of women’s rights in the Muslim community.
‘Submission’ a short film by Dutch movie maker Theo van Gogh in association with Ayaan Hirsi Ali. The film deals with the oppression of women in many Muslim countries. Van Gogh was murdered by a Muslim in 2004 for making this film.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali-born woman and U.S. citizen, is known for her efforts to advance women’s rights in communities in Islam. She was personally subjected to genital mutilation, had to flee a forced marriage and is still enduring death threats. She has most recently gained attention for her role in “Honor Diaries.”
Brandeis has withdrawn an honorary degree and an invitation to speak at commencement due to Ali’s detractors, who call her an Islamophobe. The Council on American-Islam Relations is one of the groups that has been vocal against Ali. The group has also pushed against “Honor Diaries.”
Ibrahim Hooper, of the unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror-finance trial ] Council on American-Islam Relations, told Megyn Kelly that Ali says Islam itself must be defeated and Muslim schools in America should be shut down. He also said the message of “Honor Diaries” is “hate Muslims, hate Islam.”
“Frankly, I don’t think that Mr. Hooper speaks for Muslims, I don’t think that he speaks for Muslim women,” Ali said tonight on “The Kelly File.” [...]
Decision to withdraw award to human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali ‘hypocritical’ in light of previous awards to hatemongers.
“The decision is a blatant contradiction of past-president Jehuda Reinhartz’s defense of the same award being given to Tony Kushner. When the anti-Israel Kushner was given an honorary degree, Reinhartz said, ‘Mr. Kushner is not being honored because he is a Jew, and he is not being honored for his political opinions. Brandeis is honoring him for his extraordinary achievements as one of this generation’s foremost playwrights, whose work is recognized in the arts and also addresses Brandeis’s commitment to social justice.’”
Similarly, Mael points out, “Hirsi Ali was not being honored for her views on Islam. She was being honored for her commitment to women’s rights and real justice.”
What’s more, Mael points out, Brandeis University has hosted several controversial anti-Israel speakers, including Sam Bahour, an activist who opposes any peace negotiations between the Palestinian Authority and Israel and who believes that Israel does not have the right to exist.
In a 2011 column in the Guardian Bahour wrote, “Israel [is] a settler, colonial, apartheid movement clinging to a racialist, exclusivist ideology. [The Palestinians] were correct to [reject Israel] at the outset of this conflict .”
The decision to rescind Ali’s honor was withdrawn following pressure from several groups, including most prominently the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which sent a letter to the university’s president, Dr. Frederik M. Lawrence, referring to her as a “notorious Islamophobe.”
“She is one of the worst of the worst of the Islam haters in America, not only in America but worldwide,” Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the group, said in an interview on Tuesday. “I don’t assign any ill will to Brandeis. I think they just kind of got fooled a little bit.”
But CAIR itself has been accused of having links to extremist Islamist groups including the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, and the group was directly linked by authorities to an infamous Hamas funding racket known as the Holy Land Foundation.
Mael said that the group played a crucial role in drumming up support for the petition to ban Ali, and that in fact “most of the signatories are from outside the university.”
“This is the same group that has been blocking screening of The Honor Diaries,” he pointed out, referring to CAIR’s controversial campaign to silence a film exposing domestic abuse within the Muslim community. [...]
CAIR holds itself out as America’s foremost Islamic civil rights organization. Under Sharia, however, the Western concept of civil rights does not exist. The analogy to Communist front organizations of an earlier era is striking. While pretending to advocate for freedom and to oppose discrimination, CAIR’s real purpose is to subvert the very society whose liberalism it cynically seeks to exploit.
(Reuters) – A Moroccan man who entered the United States as an exchange student six years ago is facing criminal charges after planning to use a remote-controlled plane to bomb a U.S. university and a federal building in Connecticut, officials said on Tuesday.
The resident of Bridgeport, Connecticut, 26-year-old El Mehdi Semlali Fathi, was arrested on Monday after telling a friend that he was studying how to carry out the bomb attack with a toy plane, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Connecticut and court papers filed by a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent.
In a conversation recorded by the FBI, Fathi “repeatedly confirmed his desire to bomb an educational university outside the state of Connecticut” and claimed he had lined up financing from drug dealers to fund the attack, officials said.
“Fathi stated that the bomb that he planned to use would be made for him, and he claimed that everything is available in Southern California on the border,” the FBI affidavit said.
Fathi entered the United States in 2008 on a student visa that expired in 2009 after he failed all the classes he had enrolled in at Virginia International University, according to court papers.
He had been preparing an asylum application but told a friend in a conversation recorded by the FBI that he had constructed a false history of abuse for political dissent in his native country to justify that bid.
Fathi has been arrested twice since entering the United States, in 2010 in Virginia for trespassing, a charge that was later dismissed, and in California in 2012 for theft.
In the Connecticut case, he has been charged with making false statements in an immigration-related matter.
SERIOUSLY! The mind reels… What the hell are they waiting on official word from the Obama regime? Heh.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) – FBI officials say they’ve arrested a Moroccan national in Connecticut in an alleged plot to fly bombs on drone-like devices into a school and a federal building.
Authorities say they arrested 27-year-old El Mehdi Semlali Fahti on Monday and found wires and tools in his Bridgeport apartment. The Connecticut Post first reported the arrest.
Fahti hasn’t been charged with terrorism, but authorities say that could come later in the investigation. He’s charged with immigration-related crimes for allegedly staying in the U.S. for seven years after his student visa expired after flunking out of Virginia International University.
The FBI says Fahti targeted an out-of-state school and a federal building in Connecticut. The exact locations weren’t released.
(WPXI) –WESTMORELAND COUNTY, Pa. — Emergency crews have been sent to Franklin Regional High School Wednesday morning after reports of “multiple stabbings.”
Westmoreland County emergency management spokesman Dan Stevens said one person is in custody. Stevens said there are possibly five to six victims.
Franklin Regional High School is located in Murrysville, Westmoreland County.
According to the school district’s website, “A critical incident has occurred at the high school. All elementary schools are cancelled, the middle school and high school students are secure. Additional information will be released as soon as possible. Please keep our campus clear of traffic.”
MURRYSVILLE (KDKA) – Police and paramedics are on the scene of a stabbing at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville.
A Franklin Regional High School resource officer says 20-students have been injured, four of those are serious.
Forbes Hospital says 7 victims have been taken to their hospital, 1 victim has been flown to Allegheny General Hospital, and 2 taken to UPMC-Presby.
Police say the suspect is in custody, and is reportedly a student at the school.
Three air medical helicopters were dispatched to the scene as well as dozens of ambulances.
According to a witness, the stabbings happened in the science wing of the building. [...]
UPDATE: Fox News: Victims ages range from 15 to 60 years old. Male student suspect in custody. Injuries do not appear to be life threatening at this time, but of course that could change.
Franklin Regional High School is located about 15 miles east of downtown Pittsburgh. UPDATE:Pittsburgh Post Gazette:
Twenty students were injured — four seriously — in a stabbing this morning inside Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville.
Westmoreland County public safety spokesman Dan Stevens said a male suspect, also a student, is in custody and was being questioned by Murrysville police and Westmoreland County detectives.
Those seriously injured were flown to hospitals by medical helicopter. Some of the 20 injured students suffered stab wounds to the extremities, he said.
None of the injuries was life-threatening, he said.
The injured students’ ages range from 14 to 17. Students are being treated at Allegheny General Hospital, Forbes Regional, UPMC East and UPMC Presbyterian. [...]
Victims, as young as 15, were taken to four Pittsburgh-area hospitals. Two were in the operating room and a third was on the way, Dr. Chris Kaufmann, a hospital trauma director, told CNN. One hospital reported that it had patients as old as 60.
UPDATE: WPXI has Confirmed through one of the hospitals caring for the victims that 7 victims have life threatening injuries. UPDATE: WPXI
Early reports are that a person ran through the school slashing or puncturing students with a knife or other sharp object.
“School was in session and students were arriving for morning classes. It happened in numerous classrooms and the hallways,” Stevens said.
Stevens says not all of the 20 injured were cut by the knife, though most were. Some suffered scrapes and cuts in the mayhem that ensued at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville on Wednesday morning. [...]
UPDATE: Per WXPI live coverage: Suspect is a 16 year old male 10th grade sophomore.
Per WXPI live coverage: Number of victims suffering life threatening injuries is now at 8.
Unconfirmed reports are coming in that the suspect was a victim of bullying, which does not justify going on a crazed stabbing rampage! Learn to suck it up! Unless of course you have been physically assaulted then you should take it up with authorities.
The breakdown of injured and whether they were students or staff was not immediately known, but two hospitals reported nine patients ranging in age from 15 to 60. Among the victims was a security guard stabbed in the stomach, police said.
Jeff Dahlke with the security company who provides security for Franklin Regional High School tells KDKA-TV that the suspect was armed with two knives. “The alarm went off, and students started rushing outside, the security guard outside rushed in, and came upon his supervisor, and a principal who had the suspect in custody on the ground and was trying to control him, and try to get the weapons away from him,” Dahlke said.
Gracey Evans, a junior from Murrysville, said she arrived at the school around 6:50 a.m. Around 20 minutes later, as she stood in the sophomore hall while her best friend stopped at his locker, she heard another student say something about blood. “I saw this kid in all black running down the hallway, stabbing,” said Ms. Evans. “He was just stabbing everybody that was in his way.” Her best friend, a sophomore, blocked the suspect from reaching her, said Ms. Evans. He “has a little sister, and he was protecting me like he would protect her. … I let out a blood-curdling scream.” Her friend was stabbed in the back, she said, and a nearby student was stabbed in the stomach.
UPDATE: Selfie of Franklin High School student hero Sophomore Nate Scimio who pulled the fire alarm alerting fellow students.
(Times Herald Record) –SPARROWBUSH — A 13-year-old student at Orange-Ulster BOCES believes she was suspended from school this week as a result of telling other students they didn’t have to take the Common Core English test Tuesday.
The girl, eighth-grader Seirra Olivero, was suspended for two days for insubordination.
While she acknowledges the charge, she contends in a complaint filed with the district that she felt bullied by three administrators because she told other students they didn’t have to take the test.
William Hecht, Orange-Ulster BOCES’s superintendent, said the girl’s complaint, which was filed under the state’s Dignity for All Students Act, was being taken seriously.
In her complaint, Seirra says that on Tuesday morning, the day of the test, she told a student he didn’t have to take the test if he didn’t want to. A teacher told her to “shut my mouth and keep walking.”
Still later that morning, she was summoned to the principal’s office where she says she was asked rudely “why she was telling students they didn’t have to take the test.”
“I replied and said, ‘I did some research and it said they don’t have to.’” The principal then asked if she’d researched “both sides” of the issue.
The girl said in her statement that she grew increasingly upset with the principal but when she asked to call her mother, the principal refused.
“Then she started to ask other questions and that’s when she started to interrogate me and I felt like I was being treated like a criminal.”
And who be in charge of the compulsory ‘gun tracking bracelets’? The anti-2nd amendment Obama regime…that’s who. Making the decision makers in control of who they deem fit to be armed. Those who control the technology controlling the guns will have the ability to control the guns?? An off switch with the capability to disarm legal gun owners at any given moment?? Making it for all intents and purposes an underhanded end run around the constitution nullifying the 2nd amendment.
A chilling thought is it not?
“I think that one of the things that we learned when we were trying to get passed those common sense reforms last year, Vice President Biden and I had a meeting with a group of technology people and we talked about how guns can be made more safe.”
“By making them either through finger print identification, the gun talks to a bracelet or something that you might wear, how guns can be used only by the person who is lawfully in possession of the weapon.”
“It’s those kinds of things that I think we want to try to explore so that we can make sure that people have the ability to enjoy their Second Amendment rights, but at the same time decreasing the misuse of weapons that lead to the kinds of things that we see on a daily basis.”
Mozilla prides itself on being held to a different standard and, this past week, we didn’t live up to it. We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it’s because we haven’t stayed true to ourselves.
We didn’t act like you’d expect Mozilla to act. We didn’t move fast enough to engage with people once the controversy started. We’re sorry. We must do better.
Brendan Eich has chosen to step down from his role as CEO. He’s made this decision for Mozilla and our community.
Mozilla believes both in equality and freedom of speech. Equality is necessary for meaningful speech. And you need free speech to fight for equality. Figuring out how to stand for both at the same time can be hard.
Our organizational culture reflects diversity and inclusiveness. We welcome contributions from everyone regardless of age, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender-identity, language, race, sexual orientation, geographical location and religious views. Mozilla supports equality for all.
We have employees with a wide diversity of views. Our culture of openness extends to encouraging staff and community to share their beliefs and opinions in public. This is meant to distinguish Mozilla from most organizations and hold us to a higher standard. But this time we failed to listen, to engage, and to be guided by our community.
While painful, the events of the last week show exactly why we need the web. So all of us can engage freely in the tough conversations we need to make the world better.
We need to put our focus back on protecting that Web. And doing so in a way that will make you proud to support Mozilla.
What’s next for Mozilla’s leadership is still being discussed. We want to be open about where we are in deciding the future of the organization and will have more information next week. However, our mission will always be to make the Web more open so that humanity is stronger, more inclusive and more just: that’s what it means to protect the open Web.
We will emerge from this with a renewed understanding and humility — our large, global, and diverse community is what makes Mozilla special, and what will help us fulfill our mission. We are stronger with you involved.
Thank you for sticking with us.
Mitchell Baker, Executive Chairwoman
Surprise! Surprise! There is much hypocrisy afoot within the higher echelon of OKCupid:
2. Sam Yagan is the co-founder of OkCupid and CEO of Match.com, OkCupid’s parent company. He certainly approved OkCupid’s actions, and his twitter stream shows numerous statements confirming his approval and, later, support of Eich’s forced resignation.
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UPDATE: Left leaning Mother Jones reports on OKCupid’s hypocrisy.
Of course, it’s been a decade since Yagan’s donation to Cannon, and a decade or more since many of Cannon’s votes on gay rights. It’s possible that Cannon’s opinions have shifted, or maybe his votes were more politics than ideology; a tactic by the Mormon Rep. to satisfy his Utah constituency. It’s also quite possible that Yagan’s politics have changed since 2004: He donated to Barack Obama’s campaign in 2007 and 2008. Perhaps even Firefox’s Eich has rethought LGBT equality since his 2008 donation. But OkCupid didn’t include any such nuance in its take-down of Firefox. Combine that with the fact that the company helped force out one tech CEO for something its own CEO also did, and its action last week starts to look more like a PR stunt than an impassioned act of protest. (Mother Jones reached out to OkCupid for comment: We’ll update this post if we receive a response.)