Two words for the UN: Piss off.
(AFP) – The United States must stem police racism and brutality, a UN watchdog said Friday, as debate rages over the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white officer in Missouri.
“The excessive use of force by law enforcement officials against racial and ethnic minorities is an ongoing issue of concern, particularly in light of the shooting of Michael Brown,” said Noureddine Amir, who headed a review of the US by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
“This is not an isolated event,” Amir told reporters.
“It illustrates a big problem in the United States, such as racial bias among law enforcement officials, the lack of proper implementation of rules and regulations governing the use of force, and the inadequacy of training of law enforcement officials,” he added. [...]
Amir also cited the separate 2012 killings of unarmed 17-year-olds Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, whose shooters claimed self-defence under controversial “stand your ground” laws.
Their deaths stoked outrage over racial profiling and lax US gun laws.
“The United States government should take effective measures to protect the lives of all individuals and to reduce armed violence,” said Amir.
Because who would want to have health standards in abortion mills?
AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state.
U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one of the most disputed measures of a sweeping anti-abortion bill signed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry in 2013.
The ruling stops new restrictions that would have left seven abortion facilities in Texas come Monday. There are currently 19 abortion providers in the state, according to groups challenging the law.
“The overall effect of the provisions is to create an impermissible obstacle as applied to all women seeking a previability abortion,” Yeakel wrote in his 21-page ruling.
You know your country has a serious Islamist problem when teenage girls are plotting suicide bombings.
Via Times of Israel:
Two teenage French girls arrested last week in a crackdown on citizens who consider traveling to other countries to join ‘jihad,’ were planning to attack a synagogue in Lyon with a suicide bomb, French media revealed Friday.
The two, 15 and 17 years old, were detained and interrogated last week in Venissieux, a suburb of Lyon in southeastern France, and Tarbes, a town in the south, after French authorities uncovered a plan to bomb the Great Synagogue of Lyon. They were charged for conspiracy to commit terrorism.
Two had never met but communicated via social media, the investigation revealed.
“These girls were part of a network of young Islamists who were being monitored by security services,” an unnamed security source was quoted by Newsweek as saying.
They’re neither the first adolescents nor the first females arrested in France. Some after returning from Syria or fetched by families at the Turkish border.
The girls are among some 60 people being investigated in France for criminal association in relation with a terrorist enterprise, in one example of how France is taking judicial action against citizens suspected of seeking careers as foreign fighters, even if they have yet to leave French soil. Thousands of European citizens have made the trip to Syrian battlegrounds, but there is no unified plan of action in Europe.
Obama’s ‘failures’ are a conscious choice, because nobody can be this consciously harmful to the U.S. so frequently unless that was the desired effect. Yet even so, even as a cog, he is, as this shows, dumber than a bag of rocks…
Via Daily Mail:
Lawmakers are fuming over President Barack Obama’s admission on Thursday that his White House lacks a strategy for dealing with the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Syria, with one congressman comparing his performance to the bumbling sheriff’s deputy Barney Fife from ‘The Andy Griffith Show.’
And as House and Senate members piled on with sharp criticism, a former senior aide to a retired defense secretary told MailOnline that the Joint Chiefs of Staff are ‘seeing red’ and ‘spitting nails’ following Obama’s candid admission.
‘They’re losing confidence in their mission,’ said the long-time Pentagon insider, who spoke on condition of anonymity. ‘When the president doesn’t know what direction to point people in, all his advisers can do is guess at what he wants. That’s not good.’
Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert told Fox News.on Thursday that Obama articulated ‘a pitiful foreign policy, and Barney Fife is in charge,’
But Obama comes across as such a decisive leader not afraid to make the tough decisions, yeah, maybe not.
Via Daily Caller:
President Barack Obama’s “hesitation” to make a decision about American reporter James Foley’s rescue mission delayed the failed operation, according to a report.
Toby Harnden, a reporter at The Sunday Times, tweeted Friday that a senior Pentagon official confirmed that Obama’s “hesitation” delayed the failed mission, which took place July 4. [...]
Harnden reported earlier this week that Obama took almost 30 days to approve the mission, according to Anthony Shaffer, a former lieutenant-colonel in U.S. military intelligence.
“I’m told it was almost a 30-day delay from when they said they wanted to go to when he finally gave the green light,” Shaffer told Harnden. “They were ready to go in June to grab [Foley] and they weren’t permitted.”
Now current senior Pentagon officials have reportedly confirmed that President Obama delayed the rescue operation.
Obama= candidate kiss of death…
In an election that Republicans want to make all about President Barack Obama, the White House is determined to make him all but disappear in the battleground states that matter.
The White House is putting the finishing touches on a post-Labor Day schedule that will send the president to states where he’s still popular, such as: Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California, Obama officials and Democratic operatives said this week.
Then again, it could not be any worse than the current train wreck.
It’s also clearly clear Obama is an inept fool who is clearly a danger to America.
Check out this disgraceful (and grammatically incorrect) t-shirt people are wearing in Ferguson:
Update: Lunch time bump.
Talentless offspring of “dead broke” Bill and Hillary Clinton quits her $600,000 “job” at NBC News.
Also, check out our friend Stephen Gutowski’s latest edition of Games And Guns.
Update: The NY Times has some suicidal advice for Europe.
Local community organizers still agitating and selling t-shirts. Click photo for video.
While liberals “leaders” were crowing for the cameras and pretending to pray, St. Louis conservatives were taking some positive steps toward actually helping the Ferguson community torn up by rioting.
The St. Louis Tea Party is organizing a “BUYcott” of businesses along the now-infamous Florissant Avenue where some of the worst looting took place.
It’s an idea that helps the people directly affected by the riots that followed the police shooting death of Michael Brown on Aug. 9, but it could also help change the media-generated image of the tea party nationally.
The national media, naturally, yawned, but the impact is real. And it’s still going on, with another event planned for this weekend.
Dems are still the party of gutless bed-wetters.
HT: Phil Kerpen