The reporter, Michael Smerconish, makes the cogent point how are you “peacefully protesting” if you are agitating, cursing and spitting on the police and calling for their death? But what Smerconish may not understand is that Masri is not unusual, this is the normal representative, the normal tenor of the “peaceful protest” in Ferguson, indeed of all leftist protest, and we can produce countless videos to prove it.
If it isn’t obvious to everyone yet, these ‘hecklers’ that somehow manage to get into very controlled, often invite only events, are often plants to justify ‘doing more’ because the ‘problem is so bad and people demand answers’.
Of course, capitalism has freed more people than any other system on Earth, but let not facts dissuade the deluded.
Via Daily Caller:
Preparing for the soon expected grand jury verdict in Ferguson, Missouri, students at the University of Pennsylvania held a ceremonial funeral on Friday afternoon for “black and brown bodies” oppressed by the evils of capitalism and the racism of police officers.
Known as the Students Organizing for Unity and Liberation (SOUL), the multicultural student group founded in 2012 has held a litany of stunts on the Philadelphia campus to “create a more conscious and active community at UPenn and in Philadelphia,” according to the group’s Facebook page.
Since the beginning of the school year, SOUL has deemed Friday “#FergusonFriday,” a day when members wrap-up the work week with symbolic graveyards, performances featuring blood-drenched bodies and most recently a mock funeral to demonstrate against the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson.
“Judicial system + capitalism + police brutality = representing the systemic oppression that has contributed to the genocide of black and brown bodies. Indict, convict, send those killer cops to jail. The WHOLE damn system is guilty as hell,” warned one Facbook post from earlier this month.
He leaves behind a dealer and two crackpipes.
Via NY Daily News:
WASHINGTON — Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, whose four terms were overshadowed by his 1990 arrest after being caught on videotape smoking crack cocaine, died Sunday morning. He was 78.
Barry’s family said in statement that he died shortly after midnight Sunday at the United Medical Center, after having been released from Howard University Hospital the previous day. He had battled kidney problems stemming from diabetes and high blood pressure and underwent a kidney transplant in February 2009.
The statement said Barry’s family requested that their privacy be respected, and further details would be forthcoming.
This is the account run by OFA:
Yup, unicorns are real and so is that $2500 savings he promised me on my health insurance….
Via National Review:
The protests in Ferguson, Mo., on Friday night grew larger than previous days’ gatherings of protesters, despite the rain and cold weather. Police officers used a megaphone to ask protesters to leave the street outside the Ferguson Police Department or they would be arrested. In this video, protesters responded by chanting ”F— the police” and shouting “We don’t give a f— about your laws like you don’t give a f— about our lives.” Warning: Video contains foul language.
[ed.- “FTP” means “Fuck the police”]
Protesters then moved to West Florissant Street and blocked traffic in front of a McDonald’s restaurant and chanted, “Who shut sh– down? We shut sh– down!” Warning: Video contains foul language.
The employees working inside of the 24-hour McDonald’s restaurant were so frightened that they locked the doors and temporarily closed the store until protesters moved down the street.
What success, you scared some poor folks in a McDonalds. Congratulations on your revolution!
Hoping to slip them past without notice…
Via Washington Examiner:
President Obama has opened a new front in his hard line against the incoming Republican Congress by releasing more detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, against lawmakers’ objections.
The Pentagon announced Thursday that four al Qaeda fighters from Yemen, including a senior figure who facilitated travel to Afghanistan for Arab extremists, and a Tunisian extremist would be transferred to Slovakia and Georgia.
The transfers leave 143 detainees at Guantanamo, which Obama has vowed to close. Republican lawmakers, who have been pressing the administration to stop releasing detainees amid reports that some former prisoners had joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, were furious.
And another one released to a Saudi ‘rehabilitation’ program.
Great breakdown by Newt of how Obama said one thing in the speech, but actually intends to do so much more unconstitutional action.
(CNN) — President Barack Obama’s speech Thursday night was technically a fine speech. It sounded good. It was rhetorically impressive. Its problem — or perhaps to the President its virtue — is that very little of it was true.
President Obama described what sounded like a reasonable plan to prioritize the deportation of felons, criminals and gang members over the deportation of other people in the United States illegally. “We’ll prioritize,” he said, “just like law enforcement does every day.” The whole proposal was entirely within his authority, he argued, because it amounted to a kind of prosecutorial discretion: “All we’re saying is we’re not going to deport you.”
But the policy the White House actually announced, as opposed to the policy the President described in his speech, was not merely a directive to emphasize enforcement against those who have committed crimes, or even a simple pause on deportations for millions of Americans here illegally. The policy the White House actually announced, in a memo from its Office of Legislative Affairs hours before the President’s speech, was a 17-point plan including several new programs without congressional approval, budget appropriation or spending authorization, and many of which the President either didn’t mention or which bore only a faint resemblance to what he described in his speech.
At this point, the dragging this out, and seemingly announcing, “it’s coming” every weekend is just ridiculous. Get on with it already!
Multiple sources tell CBS News that the announcement of a grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting case is not expected before Monday.
A 12-member jury is weighing whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who is white, with fatally shooting Brown, a black teenager who was unarmed, on Aug. 9. The case triggered months of protests on the streets of Ferguson, some of which turned violent.
The community is bracing for the grand jury’s report, with Brown’s family joining President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder urging people to remain peaceful.
Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies have deployed additional officers to the area in advance of any demonstrations.
A Muslim covert with a predisposition to violence… what could possibly go wrong?
Via Daily Caller:
Back in 2006, then FBI director Robert Mueller prophetically described the radical Islamist conversion machine operating throughout U.S. prisons, to a Senate committee. He said that prisons were a “fertile ground” for Islamic extremists, and that they targeted inmates for introduction to the militant Wahhabi and Salafist strains of Islam.
The recent so-called “lone wolf” terrorist attacks in Oklahoma City, New York, and just over our northern border in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, may be the product of such radicalization. […]
Last month NYPD officer Kenneth Healey, 25, was axed to death with a hatchet to the side of the head. He was not attacked by a “lone wolf,” but by ex-con Zale Thompson. New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton has called it a terrorist attack, and the NYPD might want to look at Thompson’s record in California where he did two brief terms in California prisons.
The statistics are staggering, and woefully out of date. One out of three African-American inmates in U.S. prisons convert to Islam while incarcerated.
This statistic is no longer limited to African-Americans in prison. The Huffington Post reported an estimated 35,000 – 40,000 inmates convert to Islam each year, and that 15 percent of the total U.S. prison population or 350,000 inmates are Muslim.
This is more than 18 times the national representation of Muslims in America, reported to be 0.8 percent. Prisons are churning out converts to Islam who are taught they are righteously entitled to control the religion, speech, and dress of family, co-workers and strangers.
In our entitlement culture, 21 is a child and college a right. Insanity. The parents will probably win on appeal but how sad.
Via NY Post:
What is it about kids in New Jersey suing their parents for tuition?
Last fall, Rachel Canning walked out on her parents and then demanded they still pay her tuition at a local Catholic high school. She lost her suit, and is now back with her mom and dad.
But Caitlyn Ricci hit the jackpot. This South Jersey daughter is on the outs with her folks, Michael Ricci and Maura McGarvey. This month, mom and dad took a financial hit when a state judge ordered them to pay $16,000 a year toward Caitlyn’s tuition at Temple University after she sued them.
There are conflicting stories about whether Caitlyn left her mother’s house on her own or was kicked out.
But there’s no dispute on the other main facts: Her parents are split; Caitlyn is living with her paternal grandparents; and she and her folks have barely spoken to one another these past two years.
In his ruling, the judge cited a 1982 New Jersey Supreme Court ruling that parents may be required to pay their children’s college education. That’s nuts. The good news is that a state assemblyman is proposing a law that would prevent these kind of suits.
We understand family squabbles can be nasty, and children are often the victims. But Caitlyn Ricci is not a helpless child. She’s a 21-year-old adult. Even in New Jersey, it should not be impossible to hope the law would treat her as one.
The attacker was a young black male.
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed became a victim of violence in the city of St. Louis. Just after midnight Saturday, Nasheed tweeted that she had just had a gun pointed at her while getting out of her car.
St. Louis police released a report on the incident. A man approached the 41-year old after she had parked her car outside her home in the 4000 block of Olive. The suspect pointed a gun at Nasheed, demanding her keys. She refused and the suspect got back in his car and drove away.
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Subject: Impeachment? Prison???
Date: November 22, 2014 11:48:32 AM EST
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