VENICE (CBSLA.com) — It played like a scene in a movie: police were called to the Venice boardwalk Tuesday [March 11, 2014] when a man started walking around with a chainsaw, yelling at passersby.
A local shop owner saw what was happening and whipped out her camera to shoot video. Viviane Robertson, who’s been doing business on the boardwalk for 20 years, says police had their guns drawn and were yelling at the man to drop the chainsaw.
“It was very scary,” Robertson said. “Somebody walking around with a chainsaw. You don’t expect that.”
The chainsaw was not turned on but police told CBS2/KCAL9 reporter Brittney Hopper that the blades were so sharp they could have hurt someone.
“The police came up in their cars, and just started drawing their guns in my direction, so I was really panicking,” the shop owner said.
The suspect was arrested. Officials have not yet released his identity.
Spencer Davis was walking on the boardwalk when he saw police point a gun at the suspect.
“He didn’t drop it and he got closer and [officers] actually kicked the chainsaw out of his hands,” Davis said. “I keep telling myself: In Venice, you never know what you’re going to see. And every time I think I’ve seen it all, something else happens.”
NLRB: Longshoremen Threaten To Rape Manager’s Daughter, Injure/Abduct Boss’ Kids, Aim Racial Slurs At Black Security Guards
And that’s just the half of it.
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 4 goons are taking systematic union thuggery to a new low.
(Oregon Live) –The National Labor Relations Board accused longshoremen this week of assaulting United Grain Corp. security officers and threatening to rape a manager’s daughter and harm a boss’s children.
In a separate but related filing, Ronald Hooks, NLRB regional director in Seattle, accused United Grain of unfairly locking out union members and unjustly discharging longshoremen who wouldn’t operate equipment they considered unsafe. Both cases involve the Vancouver company’s year-long lockout of dockworkers at its grain export terminal.
The most shocking accusations are contained in Hooks’ case against International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 4 in Vancouver.
After investigating charges filed by the company, Hooks alleged longshore picketers shone spotlights into vehicles entering and exiting United Grain’s terminal, blocking drivers’ vision and causing permanent eye injury to a security officer. Hooks alleged locked-out workers recklessly pursued company vans, threatened to harm Columbia River pilots and pinned a security officer’s leg under a moving vehicle.
Hooks alleged that Local 4 members “threatened to rape the daughter of one of the employer’s managers,” and implied threats to harm a manager’s children by telling him they would “see his children at school” and asking, “are (his) children okay today?”
In Hooks’ case against Local 4, he listed numerous alleged incidents, including an assault on a vendor’s truck, rocks thrown at a security guard and racial slurs made against United Grain’s African American security officers. [...]
Obama DOJ Civil Rights Nominee Cop Killer Advocate Debo Adegbile Fails To Clear Test Vote In Democrat Controlled Senate
(Fox) –Senate Democrats failed to muster enough support to push a controversial Justice Department nominee past a key test vote on Wednesday, leaving the nomination stalled amid bipartisan concerns about his past work on behalf of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.
The nomination of Debo Adegbile for head of the Civil Rights Division was blocked, on a 47-52 vote.
Adegbile needed just 51 senators to support him in order to advance to a final vote. In anticipation of a tight vote, Vice President Biden even attended in case he was needed by his Democratic colleagues to break a tie. But it did not get to that point, as a total of seven Democrats peeled off, joining a united Republican opposition.
At issue is Adegbile’s work with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund on behalf of Abu-Jamal. Perhaps America’s most well-known cop killer, he was convicted for the 1981 murder of Philadelphia officer Daniel Faulkner. The case has attracted celebrity and media attention for decades, amid claims that Abu-Jamal faced racial discrimination. Abu-Jamal’s death sentence was eventually overturned, but his conviction stands.
Republicans and law enforcement groups like the Fraternal Order of Police were staunchly opposed. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., questioned Tuesday whether Adegbile could be counted on to advocate for the civil rights “of all Americans,” if confirmed to the post of Civil Rights Division director.
The president of the Fraternal Order of Police has called the nomination a “thumb in the eye of our nation’s law enforcement officers.”
Faulkner’s widow, Maureen Faulkner, has adamantly opposed the nomination and lobbied senators to vote “no.”
Obama nominated Adegbile to succeed Thomas Perez in the DOJ post, after Perez was confirmed for Labor secretary
Adegbile is the first Obama nominee to fail on a Senate test vote since Democrats pushed through changes that allow certain nominees to clear that hurdle with a simple majority, as opposed to the customary 60 votes.
Additional details on Faulkner murder case via Front Page Magazine:
Interestingly, Adegbile has a personal story that’s similar to Obama’s. The DoJ nominee was raised by a single mother in the absence of her son’s Nigerian father, reports the Washington Post.
Under Adegbile’s leadership, NAACP LDF acted in several legal proceedings for the black leftist folk hero who has parlayed his 1981 murder of white Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner into a career behind bars. Born Wesley Cook, the former Black Panther often referred to affectionately in radical circles as simply “Mumia,” enjoys celebrity status on the Left and is a frequent guest speaker at college commencement ceremonies.
“The question of Abu-Jamal’s guilt is not a close call,” according to John Fund. “Two hospital workers testified that Abu-Jamal confessed to them: ‘I shot the motherf***er, and I hope the motherf***er dies.’ His brother, William, has never testified to his brother’s innocence even though he was at the scene of the crime. Abu-Jamal himself chose not to testify in his own defense.”
As Faulkner tried to arrest Abu-Jamal’s brother during a traffic stop, Abu-Jamal shot the policeman once in the back and then stood over him and shot him four more times at close range, once directly in the face. Multiple eyewitnesses were present during the crime.
Quelle Surprise…Student On Arapahoe School Shooter Karl Halverson Pierson: “Very Proud Of Being A Socialist” [Video]
Fellow student Angie Mock:
“He was friendly enough. Very proud of being a socialist. He was very outspoken on his political views, to him, it just meant economic — more economic equality.”
[...]In one Facebook post, Pierson attacks the philosophies of economist Adam Smith, who through his invisible-hand theory pushed the notion that the free market was self-regulating. In another post, he describes himself as “Keynesian.”
“I was wondering to all the neoclassicals and neoliberals, why isn’t the market correcting itself?” he wrote. “If the invisible hand is so strong, shouldn’t it be able to overpower regulations?”
Pierson also appears to mock Republicans on another Facebook post, writing “you republicans are so cute” and posting an image that reads: “The Republican Party: Health Care: Let ‘em Die, Climate Change: Let ‘em Die, Gun Violence: Let ‘em Die, Women’s Rights: Let ‘em Die, More War: Let ‘em Die. Is this really the side you want to be on?”Carl Schmidt and Brendon Mendelson, both seniors at Arapahoe High, knew Pierson. They said he had political views that were “outside the mainstream,” but they did not elaborate.
Schmidt said the shooter “was an outspoken kid about what he believed and a good political thinker.” [...]
A clear cut case of the apple falling far from the tree.
In defense of his sister Sarah Chuck Heath posted an open letter to Cher on Facebook:
Elijah Blue Allman (son of Cher and Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers) took it upon himself to issue an apology regarding his mother’s “ugly remarks” via Twitter:
Sarah’s brother Chuck thanking Elijah for his apology:
Meanwhile Cher continues to take the low road:
Good. Now rot in hell loathsome reprobate.
A statement by Martin Bashir
The following is aÂ message for the msnbc community from Martin Bashir:
â€œAfter making an on-air apology, I asked for permission to take some additional time out around the Thanksgiving holiday.Â Upon further reflection, and after meeting with the President of msnbc, I have tendered my resignation.Â Â It is my sincere hope that all of my colleagues, at this special network, will be allowed to focus on the issues that matter without the distraction of myself or my ill-judged comments.
â€œI deeply regret what was said, will endeavor to work hard at making constructive contributions in the future and will always have a deep appreciation for our viewers â€“ who are the smartest, most compassionate and discerning of all television audiences.Â Â I would also wish to express deepest gratitude to my immediate colleagues, and our contributors, all of whom have given so much of themselves to our broadcast.â€
Phil Griffin, President of msnbc, added the following:
â€œMartin Bashir resigned today, effective immediately. I understand his decision and I thank him for three great years with msnbc. Martin is a good man and respected colleague Â - we wish him only the best.â€
A “good man”? In a pigs eye. A “good man” does not fetishize about defecting and urinating in a woman’s mouth.
He should have been fired.
VIDEO: Supporter of Anti-Gun @SenHudak To Recall Activists:”Iâ€™m Gonna Go Home Get A Gun & Kill You Mother F*ckers”
So much for anti-gun being synonymous with anti-violence…
(Recall Hudak Too-YouTube)–Nov 13, 2013 – an Evie Hudak supporter threatens death to Recall Hudak Petition circulators in front of the Arvada Public Library. For more information visit RecallHudakToo.org
More at Guns Save Lives
@MSNBC’s Martin @BashirLive: @SarahPalinUSA Deserves To Have Someone Defecate In Her Mouth & Urinate In Her Eyes [Video]
MSNBC’s Martin Bashir; revolting sub-human excrement…straight up.
Via Noel Sheppard at NewsBusters who adds:
This is a host for a so-called cable news network saying these astonishingly vile things about a former governor and former vice presidential candidate.
Is there no limit to what people are allowed to say about conservatives on this disgrace of a network?
MARTIN BASHIR: It’s time now to clear the air. And we end this week in the way it began – with Americaâ€™s resident dunce, Sarah Palin, scraping the barrel of her long deceased mind, and using her all-time favorite analogy in an attempt to sound intelligent about the national debt.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
SARAH PALIN: Our free stuff today is being paid for by taking money from our children, and borrowing from China. When that note comes due – and this isn’t racist, so try it. Try it anyway. This isn’t racist. But it’s going to be like slavery when that note is due.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
BASHIR: Itâ€™lll be like slavery. Given her well-established reputation as a world class idiot, it’s hardly surprising that she should choose to mention slavery in a way that is abominable to anyone who knows anything about its barbaric history. So here’s an example.
One of the most comprehensive first-person accounts of slavery comes from the personal diary of a man called Thomas Thistlewood, who kept copious notes for 39 years. Thistlewood was the son of a tenant farmer who arrived on the island of Jamaica in April 1750, and assumed the position of overseer at a major plantation. What is most shocking about Thistlewood’s diary is not simply the fact that he assumes the right to own and possess other human beings, but is the sheer cruelty and brutality of his regime.
In 1756, he records that â€œA slave named Darby catched eating canes; had him well flogged and pickled, then made Hector, another slave, s-h-i-t in his mouth.â€ This became known as Darbyâ€™s dose, a punishment invented by Thistlewood that spoke only of the slave owners savagery and inhumanity.
And he mentions a similar incident again in 1756, this time in relation to a man he refers to as Punch. â€œFlogged Punch well, and then washed and rubbed salt pickle, lime juice and bird pepper; made Negro Joe piss in his eyes and mouth.â€ I could go on, but you get the point.
When Mrs. Palin invoked slavery, she doesnâ€™t just prove her rank ignorance. She confirms that if anyone truly qualified for a dose of discipline from Thomas Thistlewood, then she would be the outstanding candidate.
Martin Bashir: Sarah Palin, “a world class idiot” http://t.co/BhYzFndIUr
â€” Martin Bashir (@BashirLive) November 16, 2013
Bashir’s kindred evil spirits: Black Thugs Steal â€œWHITE BITCHâ€™Sâ€ iPhone, Pulled Down Her Pants & URINATED On Her
Here’s hoping the court will “do the right thing” and rule in their favor.
(Orlando Sentinel) …After Lee disseminated the tweet last year to his more than 240,000 Twitter followers, Elaine McClain said she began receiving hate mail and she and her husband, David, had to temporarily move out of their home because they were being harassed.
However, the lawsuit contends that other people continued to tweet and retweet the address afterward, causing them “substantial injury.” Lee, the suit claims, negligently encouraged “a dangerous mob mentality among his Twitter followers” and the public.
The lawsuit claims the couple still have trouble sleeping and are anxious and fearful. It also alleges that the market value of their home has dropped because of the publicity.
They are seeking more than $15,000, the standard in cases filed Circuit Court, where the suit was filed in September. The case was transferred in October to federal court.
The couple also reserve their right to seek punitive damages, the lawsuit states.
I wish the McClain’s all the luck in the world. They may need it, as the wealthy reactionary racist filmmaker is tightfisted when it comes to his own money, yet he has no qualms publicly begging from everyday Americans to ‘kickstart‘ his latest film project. Just goes to show you money does not buy class.
Michelle Obama & CGI VP-College Pal Were Members Of Radical Student Groups Who Hosted Pro-Jihad PLO Leader [UPDATE: Communists,Socialists,Sandinistas & Marxists,Black Panthers,Pro-Castro, Che & Anarchists --Oh My!]
Par for Michelle Obama’s radical LWE course…
(The Daily Caller) –First Lady Michelle Obama and her Princeton classmate whose company received the no-bid government contract to build the HealthCare.gov Obamacare website were both members of a black student organization that caused a tense scene on campus by inviting a PLO leader who advocated for terrorism.
Michelle Obama â€™85 and her classmate Toni Townes-Whitley â€™85, a senior vice president at CGI Federal, were both students at the university when their groupsÂ the Organization of Black Unity (OBU) andÂ the Third World Center (TWC) engaged in a confrontation with Jewish students on campus.
â€œIt was an ugly scene, but few expected perfect harmony when the OBU, in conjunction with the Third World Center (TWC), invited Hassan Rahman, the Palestine Liberation Organizationâ€™s deputy UN observer, to appear on campus,â€ according to a January 25, 1982Â Princeton Alumni WeeklyÂ (Volume 82) article entitled â€œWar of Wordsâ€ in the column â€œOn the Campusâ€ by Ted Lempert â€™83.
Rahman â€œreiterated the PLOâ€™s position that the Palestinians deserve a homeland and that they are entitled to use terrorism to achieve their goal, just as American revolutionaries did against the British.â€
â€œWe have the right to kill them if they are traitors and negotiate with the Israelis,â€ Rahman said of non-PLO supporting Palestinians at the event.
George Schindler, the president for U.S. and Canada of the Canadian-based CGI Group, CGI Federalâ€™s parent company, became an Obama 2012 campaign donor after his company gained the Obamacare website contract.As reported by the Washington Examiner in early October, the Department of Health and Human Services reviewed only CGIâ€™s bid for the Obamacare account. CGI was one of 16 companies qualified under the Bush administration to provide certain tech services to the federal government. A senior vice president for the company testified this week before The House Committee on Energy and Commerce that four companies submitted bids, but did not name those companies or explain why only CGIâ€™s bid was considered.
UPDATE: Excerpts from The Blaze’s (Oct. 30, 2012)Â report on the Third World Conference’s anti-white racism andÂ radical speakers who spoke on the campus at the invite of TWC (Remember Michelle Obama was a ‘Third World Center’Â (TWC) Governance Board Member:
If ever there was an example of the TWC governing boardâ€™s obsession with race, an editorial from October 21, 1981 is it. The members took great offense to an op-ed titled â€œRebuilding Race Relations,â€ calling the article â€œracist, offensive, and inaccurateâ€ for daring to question the groupâ€™s true commitment and to present a thesis on race relations counter to its own.
â€œThe word RE-building implies that race relations once existed and, for some mysterious reasons, fell apart â€¦ ,â€ the board wrote in a scathing letter to the editor. â€œWe, on the other hand, believe that race relations have â€‹neverâ€‹ been and still are not at a satisfactory level. We are not RE-building. We cannot RE-build something that never existed in the first place.â€
â€œDonâ€™t hide behind excuses such as a lack of effort [to integrate with the Princeton campus] on our part,â€ the revealing letter added.â€œThe bottom line is that white students on this campus are racist, but they may not realize it.â€ [Emphasis added]
TWCâ€™s Role in Bringing Radicals to Campus
In cooperation with the Organization of Black Unity, to which Michelle also belonged, the TWC brought a number of terrorists and radicals to campus. We donâ€™t know which of these events she attended, but it was probably more than a few, especially after she became a TWC board member. According to the heavily favorable â€œMichelle: A Biographyâ€,Â sheÂ â€œspent much of her free time at the center, where, among other events, she attended seminars that featured the last surviving Scottsboro boyâ€”a member of nine black Southerners who were falsely accused of raping two white women in the 1930sâ€”and another featuring Rosa Parks.â€ (Mundy, 114).
These are just a few of such events hosted or promoted by the TWC while Michelle was a student:
- In November 1981, Hassan Rahman, the Palestinian Liberation Organizationâ€™s deputy observer to the U.N., came to campus. At this remarkable event, sponsors TWC and OBUÂ segregated the audience along racial lines and had students serving as security guards and searching bags.Â (Jay Appelbaum, â€œStudents decry â€˜securityâ€™ at PLO speech,â€ Daily Princetonian, November 30, 1981).
- In February 1982, the Center sponsored David Johnson, a representative of El Salvadorâ€™s Democratic Revolutionary Front (FDR), the political wing of the terrorist group FMLN. (Stona J. Fitch, â€œSalvadoran opponent speaks. Demands end to U.S. military, economic aid,â€ Daily Princetonian, February 26, 1982). That very day the TWC created a task force intended to â€œdraw attention to the link between U.S. policy in El Salvador and other forms of oppression.â€ (Meryl Kessler, â€œTWC forms task force to oppose U.S. intervention in El Salvador,â€ Daily Princetonian, February 26, 1982). Members also signed a petition that opposed the Reagan administrationâ€™s involvement in El Salvador and, in particular, the military aid to its pro-American, anti-Communist government. (Tom McLaughlin, â€œTWC members petition against Reagan,â€ Daily Princetonian, February 23, 1982)
- Â In April, the Daily Princetonian reported, the Organization of Black Unity sent two representatives to Yale for a weekend symposium on the problems of black Ivy League students. Kwame Toure, a.k.a. Stokely Carmichael, a member of the All-African Peoples Revolutionary Party and a leader of the Black Panthers in the 1960s, gave a presentation emphasizing â€œthe need for the organization of the black masses and the active participation required from black students,â€ said Janette Payne, â€™84, who attended the conference.
- In late April 1982, the TWC and the campusâ€™s Minority Recruitment Office hosted the April Hosting Cultural Show, at which William T. Murphy, a member of the Organization of Black Unityâ€™s board, launched into an attack on white people by quoting Malcolm X, the subject of his senior thesis that year. One student, Paul Russo â€™85, walked out and wrote a letter titled â€œFostering Hateâ€ to the campus paper. Murphy refused to apologize and attacked Russo in a letter of his own, accusing him of being an oppressor and blind to the racism on campus. (William T. Murphy â€™82, â€œThe past and present reality of Malcolm X,â€ Daily Princetonian, May 3, 1982).
- On April 15, the TWC hosted Michael Manley, the former prime minister of Jamaica. Manley, a committed socialist who dubiously denied that he was a Marxist, headed the pro-Castro National Liberation Party and later in 1983 opposed Reaganâ€™s removal of the Marxist thug Maurice Bishop from power in neighboring Grenada.
- In April 27-28, 1983, the TWC hosted a symposium praising the work and life of Clemente Soto Velez, another PuertoÂ RicanÂ nationalist and poet.Â Â In 1936, Soto VÃ©lez was arrested by United States authorities and charged with conspiracy to overthrow the U.S. government. He served a six-year prison term. Soto Velez then returned to Puerto Rico, only to be arrested once more for violating the conditions of his release. In 1942, after another two years in prison, he was released but forbidden to return to Puerto Rico. (â€œClemente Soto Velez, Puerto Rican Poet, 89,â€ New York Times, April 17, 1993).
- On February 10, 1984, TWC brought the pro-Sandinista, pro-Che Guevara poet Roberto Vargas.
- Four days later, it played host to the pro-Castro writer and ethnographer Miguel Barnet in Liberation Hall. He criticized the American media for its coverage of El Salvador, where the Marxist FMLN continued to fight the countryâ€™s legitimate government. â€œIf there are guerillas in El Salvador, it is because the people want justice,â€ he told the TWC.
- In November of that year, Malcolm X biographer Manning Marable spoke to TWCâ€™s annual Black Solidarity event. He encouraged the audience to vote for Reaganâ€™s opponent Walter Mondale, who â€œ[i]n the context of black solidarityâ€ was both â€œa lesser evilâ€ and â€œa choice against Reagan, Reaganism, and racism.â€ Marable also sided with the Marxist Nicaraguan dictatorship, encouraging black Americans to express solidarity with â€œthe righteous movements of the Sandinistas in Nicaragua, the New Jewel Movement in Grenada, the guerillas of El Salvador, and especially, our brothers and sisters in South Africa.â€ (D.E. Williams,Â Daily Princetonian, November 6, 1984)
MUCH More here.
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