Prosecutors: Chicago Police Commander Shoved Service Weapon ‘Deep Down’ Man’s Throat

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DOJ refuses to investigate, it is a local matter.

Via Chicago Tribune

A Chicago police commander on patrol in a South Side neighborhood last year chased a man he thought was holding a handgun into an abandoned building, then shoved the barrel of his service gun “deep down” the man’s throat, held a Taser to his groin and threatened to kill him if he didn’t say where the gun was, prosecutors said today.

Cmdr. Glenn Evans, 52, was charged with aggravated battery and official misconduct after DNA taken from the barrel of his Smith and Wesson .45 caliber handgun conclusively matched the man’s DNA, prosecutors said.

udge Laura Sullivan declined to order Evans to surrender his firearms as prosecutors had sought. She ordered him released on his own recognizance without requiring him to post any cash or property. Evans is now working desk duty at police headquarters.

Sheriff’s deputies allowed Evans to exit the courthouse through the old front entrance to the building, bypassing a waiting throng of cameramen and reporters by the usual exit.

Evans faces anything from probation to five years in prison if convicted.

“It is an extremely sad and difficult situation for all of us in law enforcement when an incident such as this occurs and criminal charges are warranted,” State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said in a statement. “We certainly recognize that our police officers have difficult jobs and that they work under challenging and often life threatening circumstances, but every law enforcement officer holds his or her powers through the public trust and this type of conduct violates that trust.”

Laura Morask, Evans’ attorney, told the judge that Evans would vigorously contest the charges, saying no one from the state’s attorney’s office, the Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division or the Independent Police Review Authority had ever asked Evans for his account of what happened that afternoon.

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Journalist Organization Demands Fox News Apologize For Their “Islamophobia”…

Yawn…

Via HuffPo:

The Asian American Journalists Association has called on Fox News to apologize for its recent segment on ISIS and the murder of US journalist James Foley.

In a letter posted to the organizations website, AAJA took serious issue with a recent discussion on “The Five” about the violent actions of the terrorist group ISIS. During the segment, co-host Andrea Tantaros spoke about Muslims, Islam and ISIS interchangeably.

“They’ve been doing this for hundreds and hundreds of years if you study the history of Islam,” she said. “This isn’t a surprise. You can’t solve it with a dialogue. You can’t solve it with a summit. You solve it with a bullet to the head.”

AAJA called the comments “alarming,” “inflammatory” and accused the network of perpetuating “Islamophobia.”

“AAJA calls for Tantaros and Fox News to apologize for the irresponsible, inflammatory statements,” the organization said. “We also call on Fox News to discourage its journalists from making blanket comments that serve to perpetuate hate and Islamophobia. Muslims and Islam are not interchangeable terms with terrorists or ISIS. We in the media know better and must be vigilant in our choice of words.”

Ferguson Mayor Makes Startling Admission: “I’m White And I Do Have The White Privilege”…

Yes, the white privilege.

Newark Teacher Who Wrote Nasty, Threatening Tweets Given Reprimand

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A student would have been arrested and permanently expelled.

Via San Jose Mercury News

On her Twitter feed, a Newark Memorial High School teacher described in explicit terms her desires for her students. She wanted to pour coffee on them. She wanted to stab them. Some of them, she said, “make my trigger finger itchy.”

Alerted by one of her colleagues to the tweets — which are laced with profanity and racist remarks — the district disciplined teacher Krista Hodges with a written reprimand, and she continues to teach. Hodges has apologized, saying she meant none of it seriously. But some in the school community are stunned by the turn of events, given the alarming sentiments the teacher expressed. [...]

In an interview with this newspaper, Hodges conceded she handled herself “unprofessionally.” But, she said, “Everyone knows I’m one of the most liked teachers on campus. And that’s because I form meaningful and long-lasting relationships with my students.”

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Feds Charge Man With Threatening Mass Shooting At NMSU

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Related to James Holmes the Colorado movie theater shooter?

Via Ruidoso News

Federal authorities have arrested a Las Cruces man for threatening a mass shooting at New Mexico State University in May.

Zachary M. Hess, 19, was booked into the Doña Ana County Detention Center at 8:25 a.m. Monday, the same day officials unsealed documents in federal court detailing the allegations. He’s charged with making a threat online.

Using a website that sets up anonymous online chats, Hess wrote to another person: “You’re going to be one of the 4 people I’m going to be telling before I shoot up my college in 3 days,” later referring to NMSU, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court.

Hess was enrolled at NMSU from fall 2011 through last May, university spokeswoman Minerva Baumann said. He is no longer at the school.

The alleged threat occurred May 27, four days after the mass shooting near a college in Isla Vista, California, that left seven people dead. With that massacre in mind, the person on the other end of the chat replied, “Dude, that’s not funny.”[...]

In a subsequent interview, Hess admitted to writing the threat but said he never intended to shoot anybody. According to the criminal complaint, he reportedly thought he was chatting in a completely anonymous environment.

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Ft. Hood Jihadist Nidal Hasan Writes Letter To ISIS Leader Asking To Become A “Citizen” Of The Caliphate…

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Fine, we’ll drop him off in Raqqa from about 20,000 feet above the city.

Via Fox News:

The convicted shooter in the Fort Hood massacre has written a letter to the leader of the Islamic State saying he wants to become a “citizen” of the caliphate, in the latest example of the terror group’s reach inside the U.S.

The letter from Nidal Hasan, obtained by Fox News, comes after two Americans reportedly died fighting for ISIS in Syria. Sources late Wednesday identified the second as Abdirahmaan Muhumed, of Minneapolis. Fox affiliate KMSP-TV in Minneapolis reported that Muhumed was killed in the same battle as Douglas McAuthur McCain, who grew up outside Minneapolis in the town of New Hope and most recently lived in San Diego.

In the undated letter, Hasan — who fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 at Fort Hood in 2009 in what the Defense Department called “workplace violence”– tells ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi that he wants to join the caliphate.

“I formally and humbly request to be made a citizen of the Islamic State,”Hasan says in the handwritten document addressed to “Ameer, Mujahid Dr. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.”

“It would be an honor for any believer to be an obedient citizen soldier to a people and its leader who don’t compromise the religion of All-Mighty Allah to get along with the disbelievers.”

The two-page letter includes Hasan’s signature and the abbreviation SoA for Soldier of Allah.

Creepy: The Obamas Need Me…

First email from Mooch:

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Then Obama:

Maybe they should hook up with Debbie Wasserman Schultz, according to her email sent earlier today, she’s “desperate”:

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Louisville, KY: Child Dies After 37th & Market Shootings

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The residents want more police for a change.

Via WDRB

Police say a one-year-old child has died after a double shooting in Louisville’s Shawnee neighborhood Wednesday evening.

Officers were called to 37th St. and W. Market St. just before 6 p.m. Police say a mother and her child were outside their home when they were hit by bullets.

“It looked like the baby had blood coming out of her neck real bad. You know, they was trying to do the best they could to try and save the child,” said neighbor Twyman Reed.

LMPD Spokesperson Dwight Mitchell says the child was rushed to Kosair Children’s Hospital, where she later died. Mitchell says the woman, who appears to be in her 20s, was transported to University Hospital and has non-life threatening injuries. Mitchell says the incident appears to have been a drive-by shooting.

“Obviously, this appears to have been some type of drive-by situation,” Mitchell told WDRB News. “It’s still too early to tell whether these individuals were the targets of the shooting.”

Sherrie Miller says the woman was her granddaughter and the child was her great granddaughter.

“It really doesn’t make any sense,” Miller told reporters on the scene. “We need more police officers, we need more police officers down here in this west end. They know this west end is bad.”

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Sick: Syrian Kids Play ISIS Execution Game…

Sick: Syrian Kids Play ISIS Execution Game…

Hamas Chief: We “Dazzled The World With Our Victory” Over Israel…

I could have sworn I saw Israel kicking the crap out of Hamas day after day.

Via INN:

Hamas’s Qatar-based political bureau chief Khaled Mashaal on Thursday vowed that his terrorist organization would not agree to Israel’s demands for a disarmament of Gaza.

“The weapons of the resistance are sacred and we will not accept that they be on the agenda” of continuing negotiations with Israel to be held in under a month, Mashaal said in Doha. “The issue is not up for negotiations. No one can disarm Hamas and its resistance.”

The call for a disarmament is the lone demand Israel made in the ceasefire deal Tuesday, and will be discussed in a month along with Hamas’s demands for a sea and airport, as well as a swap of terrorists for the bodies of two fallen IDF soldiers.

Mashaal went on to make an outrageous comparison, saying “the enemy (Israel) harmed everyone – women, children and the elderly, those who sought shelter at UNRWA schools and hospitals. The enemy leaders committed a Holocaust double that of (Nazi leader Adolf) Hitler.” [...]

Mashaal reiterated “commanders of the resistance factions, led by (Hamas’s) Al-Qassam Brigades, managed the campaign effectively until reaching a victory against Israel.”

“We will rebuild all they have destroyed. That is our job.  And that is the role of the Arab world and of the unity government. Gaza has dazzled the world with her victory,” added the Hamas leader.

‘Air Mary’ Landrieu Facing Residency Questions

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Hurricane Katrina relocated her house to DC.

Via The Hill

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) is facing questions over whether she really lives in her home state since she doesn’t own a home there.

The questions are similar to ones that have contributed to the defeat and difficult reelection fights of senators this cycle and last, adding to an already heavy load of obstacles that make Landrieu perhaps this cycle’s most vulnerable Democratic incumbent.

The Washington Post is reporting that Landrieu doesn’t own a home in Louisiana, but is registered to vote at her parents’ home in New Orleans.

She does, however, own a $2.5 million house in Washington, which she and her husband built. That address is listed on the statement of candidacy she filed with the Federal Election Commission in January, but the senator listed her parents’ New Orleans home when she submitted forms to qualify for the ballot last week.

Landrieu told the Post in a statement that she stays at her parents’ home when she’s not in Washington.

“I have lived at my home on Prieur Street most of my life and I live there now, when not fulfilling my duties in Washington or serving constituents across the state,” she said.

A limited liability corporation that Landrieu and her eight siblings all hold stakes in owns a house on Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana, and Landrieu owns two plots of land in the state, but the Post found no evidence the senator and her husband own a home there.

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Al-Qaeda Urges Muslims To Blow Up Las Vegas…

Via Fox News:

A new English-language Al Qaeda magazine features a how-to article on making car bombs and suggests terror targets in the United States, including casinos in Las Vegas, oil tankers and military colleges, and implies that an attack is imminent.

The online publication, called “Palestine-Betrayal of the Guilty Conscience Al-Malahem” and put out by the media arm of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, calls for Muslims around the world to follow “the recipe” provided to set off car bombs in crowded venues. It includes a timeline of “selected jihadi operations” that the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), which first flagged the slickly-produced latest edition of the terror publication, finds chilling.

“The timeline concludes with the date 201?’ and blank spaces and question marks for the photo and information of the next attack — implying that it is coming soon.” said MEMRI Executive Director Steve Stalinsky.

There is a suggested list of targets for lone-wolf, or individually executed, terror attacks, including New York’s Times Square, casinos and night clubs in Las Vegas, oil tankers and trains, the Georgia Military College, the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, and General Atomics defense contractor in San Diego.

“This recipe gives you the ability to make a car bomb even in countries with tight security and surveillance,” one article reads, before providing a “shopping list” of supplies needed to make such a bomb, including cooking gas, oxygen gas, a barometer, decoration lamps and matches.

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Norway: For First Time Mohammed Now Most Popular Name In Oslo…

Europe circling the drain.

OSLO – For the first time in the capital city’s history, Mohammed is the common name for boys and men, said a study on Thursday.

Statistics Norway (Statistisk Sentralbyrå – SSB) has counted the population of Oslo and found that Mohammed is the most common male name in Oslo for the first time ever.

Jørgen Ouren of SSB said to NRK: “It is very exciting.”

Altogether 4,801 boys and men are named Mohammed or variations of Mohammed as their first name, and Mohammed has thereby passed both Jan (4,667) and Per (4,155).

The name has spent four years in a row at the top of the list of baby names in Oslo, but this is the first time that Mohammed tops the men’s name list for Oslo.