The Difference Between Paris And #Garland? Guns

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People are alive today because Garland not only allows guns, but was prepared.

Via Breitbart:

When armed terrorists attacked Charlie Hebdo headquarters over Muhammad cartoons on January 7, unarmed police officers were forced to flee for their lives. When armed men attacked people gathered in Garland, Texas, on May 3 over Prophet Muhammad cartoons, armed police cut them down — and the Daily Mail reported that the body of one was left lying the street while police searched for explosives.

The difference between Garland and Paris can be summed up in one word: guns.

On January 7, CBS News relayed reports from Britain’s Telegraph newspaper that the first two officers to arrive “were apparently unarmed” and “fled after seeing gunmen armed with automatic weapons and possibly a grenade launcher.” The UK’s Independent reported that “three policemen arrived on bikes but had to leave because [the attackers] were armed.”

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Bill Clinton Says He Will Still Be Doing Speeches For $500K Despite Hillary Running For Prez: “I Got To Pay Our Bills”

Damn, how much are hookers charging these days?

Terrific Response From Mayor Of Garland To CNN About Holding Muhammad Event: “We All Swear To Uphold The Constitution”

Now this is a mayor, clear, coherent and right on, can we clone him and put him in every city? Garland’s response to this has been terrific, right down the line, from police response and care for the participants to the government.

HT: Right Scoop

Lib Rag Salon Outraged Author Brad Thor Called Islamic Terrorists Behind Garland Attack “Savages”…

Yes, Salon, America is boiling with outrage over Muslim terrorists being called “savages.”

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CNN Censors Pictures Of Mohammed Cartoons At Garland Terror Attack…

Yes, we are all shocked. At least they did call it a ‘free speech event’…

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HT: PJW

GOP Rep Knocks Hillary Clinton Over Texas Shooting

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One of the few times I agree with nutball Peter King.

Via The Hill:

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) criticized Hillary Clinton for her recent comments on criminal justice reform in light of the Sunday night shooting at a Texas event holding a contest to draw the Prophet Mohammed.

“When people like Hillary Clinton say that police should not have weapons of war, the fact is we are at war, we are at war with Islamist terrorism and we have to have all weapons and all resources available,” he said Monday morning on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends.”

King added that he and others have been warning for years about the prevalence of radicalized people living in America and renewed his call for “constant surveillance” by law enforcement to root out any plots.
The two shooters at the Texas event were killed by officers and one school security officer was released from the hospital after he was shot in the ankle. A senior FBI official told ABC News that one of the shooters was a previous subject of a terror investigation.

While the event asked participants to draw the Prophet, a practice that many Muslims find offensive, King said that questions about whether the event provoked the reaction are unfounded.

“We shouldn’t even be having a debate about whether that exhibition was provocative, being in America means that you can be provocative,” he said.

“This is the First Amendment, we cannot sacrifice our Constitution to Islamists or politically correct commentators.”

NY Times Reporter Reporter: “Free Speech Aside, Why Would Anyone Do Something So Provocative As Hosting A Muhammad Drawing Contest?”…Update: NY Times Schooled By The Atlantic: “Who Gets To Decide What Is Provocative?”

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“Free speech aside”. This is a foreign correspondent who also worked for the AP. Scary that we have journalists like this.

I’m willing to bet that she didn’t say this in the case of the Charlie Hebdo slaughter. And what would be the difference here? Ah, conservatives…

Update:
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Kudos to Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic for explaining the First Amendment to Ms. Callimachi. He also notes the following:
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British Taxpayers Fund Pro-Hamas Play…

Via Daily Mail:

British taxpayers are to fund a play sympathising with Palestinian terrorist groups who have murdered civilians and carried out suicide bombings on crowded commuter buses.

Arts Council England is handing over £15,000 to producers of a unashamedly one-sided drama based on accounts from the gunmen and bombers of Hamas and the Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade.

The money will fund a UK tour of their play The Siege, telling of a 2002 stand-off when Israeli troops cornered militants in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, worshipped as Christ’s birthplace.

The production has already received cash from the British Council and the EU for performances in the Palestinian territories, and the new handout will fund a ten-city UK tour starting in Manchester on May 13.

Jewish leaders last night raised ‘extreme concern’ that the British taxpayer might be funding a play promoting ‘terrorism as legitimate’.

In publicity for the play, Hamas and Al Aqsa Brigade terrorists are merely referred to as ‘fighters’ with no acknowledgement of their cold-blooded murder of civilians.

The siege lasted 39 days and only ended when 13 of the ring-leaders were allowed safe passage and deported to various European countries. It is from these men’s accounts that the play’s script has been woven together.

Christie: My Low Poll Numbers Are Because People In New Jersey Love Me And Don’t Want Me To Leave…

Yeah, no.

Suspect In #Garland Shooting Identified As Elton Simpson, Convicted In Terror Investigation Before, Placed On Probation…Update: Pic And Background On Suspect

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ABC naturally calls it a “controversial event”, blame the victim.

Via ABC:

One of the suspects in the shooting in Garland, Texas, late Sunday has been identified as Elton Simpson, an Arizona man who was previously the subject of a terror investigation, according to a senior FBI official.

Overnight and today FBI agents and a bomb squad were at Simpson’s home in an apartment complex in north Phoenix where a robot is believed to be conducting an initial search of the apartment.

Officials believe Simpson is the person who sent out several Twitter messages prior to the attack on Sunday, in the last one using the hashtag #TexasAttack about half an hour before the shooting.

Local police said two suspects opened fire late Sunday outside a community center in Garland that was hosting an event displaying cartoons of the prophet Muhammad. One unarmed security guard was injured, but other security officers managed to fatally shoot both attackers before anyone else was hurt or killed.

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This was the tweet of the allegedly of Elton Simpson that we reported on last night, announcing they were ready to attack:
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Update:

Here’s the prior case on Simpson, when he was trying to go to Somalia to wage jihad.

Elton Simpson before:

Elton Simpson after:
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The bodies of the two attackers were left on the ground by the car because police were afraid they might have explosives.

HT: Feet2Fire

Daily Mail Blacks Out Muhammad Pics At #GarlandShooting

This is what being in Britain will get you, different laws = no free speech.

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Boehner Channels Nancy Pelosi Calls Relations Between Police, Black Community ‘National Crisis’ …

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Boehner wearing his tap dancing shoes.

Via Inquisitr

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), in an interview with NBC‘s Meet The Press on Sunday, indicated that he sees relations between police and black communities as a “national crisis”. Boehner told NBC that “I think that if you look at what’s happened over the course of the last year, you just got to scratch your head.”

Boehner is, of course, referring to events such as the deaths of Freddie Gray in Baltimore and Michael Brown in Ferguson at the hands of police officers (as previously reported on by The Inquisitr,) both of which touched off riots and brought to light abuses of police power and privilege against people of color. Charges have been laid against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, including a charge of “second-degree depraved heart murder” and while the officer who shot Michael Brown was exonerated, the case brought to light a system of systemic racism and abuse in Ferguson that spans decades.

Speaker Boehner said that he was outraged at the events in Baltimore, and pointed the finger at failing education programs, suggesting that “more than half [of our children] get a diploma they can’t read.” Boehner suggested that inner-city kids are “… trapped in bad schools, that don’t provide a real education” and that “if you’re poor and you’re in a rotten neighborhood” that they aren’t getting the positive reinforcement they need the 91% of the time they don’t spend in school.

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Breaking: Gunfire Reported At ‘Draw Muhammad’ Event In Garland, TX…Update: 2 Suspects Killed, Police Officer Shot…Update: Evacuated Attendees Sing National Anthem…Update: Tweet From Attacker? Claims ISIS Affiliation…Update:Officer Shot Released From Hospital

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Religion of peace is offended by the First Amendment.

Via Dallas News

A spokesman for Garland ISD has confirmed that gunfire was reported at an anti-Islam event at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland ISD.

Police believe two people were shot outside the facility where an art show centering on caricatures of Muhammad was being held, KXAS-TV (NBC5) reported.

There were reports that an officer was involved in the shootings, and police had sealed the doors to the center as SWAT personnel responded to the incident.

Garland police were still working to secure the area.

Opponents had said the American Freedom Defense Initiative’s Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest on Sunday would be an attack on Islam. But its organizers said they were simply exercising their right of expression.

The contest, which was offering a top prize of $10,000, has received about 350 entries depicting Muhammad. Caricatures of the Islamic prophet are considered offensive by many Muslims.

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Update:

Via CBSDFW

Garland PD reports there has been a shooting outside the Curtis Caldwell Center during the “Draw the Prophet” event at 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd, Garland, TX 75040.

CBS 11 camera crew inside.

Two suspects shot dead.

Police officer shot in leg, sent to hospital – expected to recover.

Update:

Response to trauma and attack:

Update:

This man tweeted this out with the hashtag #texasattack just prior to the shooting, mentioned himself and another man, and asked people to follow an ISIS supporter for updates:

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Update:

The officer shot was a Garland Independent School District security officer, Bruce Joiner. He is now out of the hospital.

Joiner was outside the building when the two suspects drove up and began firing, hitting him in the leg. They were then shot dead by Garland Police officers who were already on site, protecting the event.
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HT: Huck Funn

Sunday Smile: 101 Yr Old Man Rescued In Nepal, 8 Britons Also Rescued More Than Week After Earthquake

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Via Daily Mail:

A 101-year-old man was pulled alive from the rubble of his house in Nepal seven days after it collapsed in the disaster as eight Britons were rescued from a remote mountain monastery.

Funchu Tamang was rescued on Saturday with only minor injuries to his ankle and hand, after a devastating earthquake ripped through the impoverished country on April 25.

Local police officer Arun Kumar Singh told AFP: ‘He was brought to the district hospital in a helicopter. His condition is stable.’

Meanwhile eight Britons stranded in a monastery have been rescued from a remote mountainside by helicopter.

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Utah CCW Permit Holder Takes Out Carjacker With The Tax Payer Relief Shot…

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The punk was feeling lucky.

Via KLS

A 27-year-old man was fatally wounded in the parking lot of an Orem grocery store Saturday morning when he was shot by a man attempting to stop him from carjacking a woman’s SUV, Orem police said.

Capt. Ned Jackson of the Orem Police Department said the man who shot the would-be carjacker had a weapon and a concealed weapons permit. He had stopped at the store to purchase food en route to a planned target shooting outing.

The identity of the deceased, who earlier in the day was suspected of assaulting a woman, was not released. Police also did not release the name of the man who came to the assistance ot the woman.

The man who came to the aid of the woman was described only as 31 years old. He was parked near the woman in the parking lot and overheard her screams as the would-be carjacker pulled her out of her Mercedes SUV. He ran to her aid.

“According to the citizen’s statement, the suspect starts to walk to the back of the car and lunges at him trying to grab the gun. The citizen shoots one round, shoots the suspect in the chest,” he said. The shooting occurred about 11:20 a.m.

Paramedics worked on the injured man but he died at a hospital a short time later. No one else was injured during the ordeal.

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Maternal Abuse! If You Pay Her, Hillary Clinton Will Give Your Mom A Call For Mother’s Day!

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Naturally it didn’t go over well:

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Freed Nigerian Women Tell Of The Horror Of Boko Haram Captivity, Nearly 700 Women And Children Rescued This Week

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Not clear that any were the Chibok girls, but many others also had been kidnapped by Boko Haram.

(Reuters) – Boko Haram fighters killed older boys and men in front of their families before taking women and children into the forest where many died of hunger and disease, freed captives said on Sunday after they were brought to a government refugee camp.

The Nigerian army rescued hundreds of women and children last week from the Islamist fighters in northern Nigeria’s Sambisa Forest in a major operation that has turned international attention to the plight of hostages.

After days on the road in pickup trucks, hundreds were released on Sunday into the care of authorities at a refugee camp in the eastern town of Yola to be fed and treated for injuries. They have been able to speak to reporters for the first time.

“They didn’t allow us to move an inch,” said one of the freed women, Asabe Umaru, describing her captivity in the forest. “If you needed the toilet, they followed you. We were kept in one place. We were under bondage.

“We thank God to be alive today. We thank the Nigerian army for saving our lives,” she added.

Two hundred seventy-five women and children, some with heads or limbs in bandages, arrived in the camp late on Saturday.

Nearly 700 kidnap victims were freed from the Islamist group’s forest stronghold since Tuesday, with the latest group of 234 women and children liberated on Friday.

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Brian Williams Disappears From ‘Nightly News’ Podcast, Becomes Victim Of Internet Scrubbing…

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NBC neither denies or confirms that Brian Williams was ever an employee.

Via Inquisitr

While Brian Williams is still on suspension from NBC Nightly News, many have speculated Williams won’t be back after the disgraced anchor’s image was recently removed from an icon which was attached to the NBC Nightly News’ podcast on Apple’s iTunes.

Williams’ suspension is due to end sometime in August, but NBC has not announced when it will publicly detail Williams return or ban from its popular Nightly News show. Brian Williams was suspended for six months without pay when details came to light which showed Williams embellished details about his own experiences while reporting on the Iraq War in 2003.[…]

Newsday suggests Williams has not been sitting idly by while his past actions are investigated by NBC. Williams has been doing his own investigations into his past, double-checking his reporting of events to make sure everything is accurate and to make sure he is prepared well for NBC’s final answer on whether he will return to the Nightly News.

The experienced anchor has not spoken publicly about what’s been going on during his suspension because he simply isn’t allowed to while the investigation is ongoing. While he waits for NBC to makes its final decision about whether he will be allowed to return to his job, Williams hangs around nearby in case NBC makes a sudden decision without warning.

Most speculate that decision will not be days away — more like weeks away — even though NBC staffers were rumored to want to let the Brian Williams scandal go permanently away.

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UN Report Details How Hamas Uses Children As Human Shields

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But somehow it’s still Israel’s fault…

Via NY Post:

The headlines in most places were entirely predictable: “UN Says Israel Killed 44 Palestinians in Schools During Gaza War.” That was indeed one finding of a UN report published Monday — but only part of the story.

The report also confirmed something Israel’s been saying all along: Hamas stored mortars and other weapons in at least three UN schools during last summer’s war and fired rockets at Israel from two of them.

Israel repeatedly made that point during the conflict to explain why it was firing on schools (and mosques and hospitals) where Palestinians had taken refuge.

Because Hamas, desperate to win world sympathy by any means, has always been happy to use Palestinian innocents as human shields — the more casualties, the better.

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Federal Election Commission Chief And Former Activist: We Can’t Stop 2016 Election Fundraising Abuse…

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Inside she is all giddy over stacking the deck.

Via NY Times

The leader of the Federal Election Commission, the agency charged with regulating the way political money is raised and spent, says she has largely given up hope of reining in abuses in the 2016 presidential campaign, which could generate a record $10 billion in spending.

The likelihood of the laws being enforced is slim,” Ann M. Ravel, the chairwoman, said in an interview. “I never want to give up, but I’m not under any illusions. People think the F.E.C. is dysfunctional. It’s worse than dysfunctional.”

Her unusually frank assessment reflects a worsening stalemate among the agency’s six commissioners. They are perpetually locked in 3-to-3 ties along party lines on key votes because of a fundamental disagreement over the mandate of the commission, which was created 40 years ago in response to the political corruption of Watergate.

Some commissioners are barely on speaking terms, cross-aisle negotiations are infrequent, and with no consensus on which rules to enforce, the caseload against violators has plummeted.

The F.E.C.’s paralysis comes at a particularly critical time because of the sea change brought about by the Supreme Court’s decision in 2010 in the Citizens United case, which freed corporations and unions to spend unlimited funds in support of political candidates. Billionaire donors and “super PACs” are already gaining an outsize role in the 2016 campaign, and the lines have become increasingly stretched and blurred over what presidential candidates and political groups are allowed to do.

Watchdog groups have gone to the F.E.C. with complaints that probable presidential candidates like Jeb Bush and Martin O’Malley are skirting finance laws by raising millions without officially declaring that they are considering running.

Ms. Ravel, who led California’s state ethics panel before her appointment as a Democratic member of the commission in 2013, said that when she became chairwoman in December, she was determined to “bridge the partisan gap” and see that the F.E.C. confronted such problems. But after five months, she said she had essentially abandoned efforts to work out agreements on what she saw as much-needed enforcement measures.

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