James Bond Author Branded A “Racist” For Saying Black Actor Is “Too Street”…

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Dumb.

Via HuffPo:

Earlier today, James Bond author Anthony Horowitz posted a public apology via Twitter following comments he made in a recent interview about actor Idris Elba. Talking to The Daily Mail on Aug. 29, Horowitz declared that Elba is “too street” to play Bond on the big screen. There was an almost instant outrage.

Horowitz’s comments were dismissed by livid Internet users and writers as racist, his use of “too street” a thinly veiled way of saying that Elba is simply too black to play the role. But Horowitz’s comments actually went far beyond race, demonstrating the way that sometimes stereotypes about black actors have everything to do with their blackness and how it relates to their perceived class.

When he said Elba was “too street” to be Bond, Horowitz wasn’t necessarily talking about race. After all, the author did offer his own dream casting for a black Bond: actor Adrian Lester, best known in the UK for his role as a suave conman on the television drama “Hustle.” Lester is a talented and capable actor but, more importantly in contrast to Elba, he’s posh, with a lilting, middle-class British accent.

Pregnant Mom Hit By A Car Receives A Little Extra Help From Police Officer

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Via Being Mommy:

A pregnant mother of two parked her car in the driveway and went to check the mailbox when she saw her car rolling straight towards her. Her two year old son, Flint, was inside the car; it’s believed he may have accidentally released the handbrake.

The back tire ran over Jennifer’s leg, trapping her under the car in the driveway. She suffered a broken thigh bone, broken ribs, and broken vertebrae in the upper spine.

As emergency crews worked for an hour to free Jennifer, Flint was handed to Constable Ben Timpson. The officer and father of three tapped into his parental instincts. He immediately sat down on the floor with Flint, doing anything he could to take his mind off of the traumatic scene. He pointed out the fire truck and the ambulance, and when Timpson began playing with Flint, the little boy began to smile and play along. Someone snapped a powerful photo that went viral, showing the officer working hard to keep Flint entertained among the chaos.

Even as Jennifer lay trapped under her car, she felt a sense of relief when she looked over and saw Flint safe and happy. Knowing that Timpson was taking such good care of her boy was reassuring to the terrified mom.

Constable Timpson and Flint were reunited in the hospital where Jennifer continues to recover. Miraculously, daily scans have confirmed the baby inside her belly was unharmed. “They’re just doing the job they’re employed to, but they’ve done it with a lot of heart for both me and my son,” Jennifer said.

This was Timpson playing with Flint at the accident:

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Visiting later at the hospital:
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Black Lives Matter Activist, Amherst Post Doctoral Fellow Makes Death Threats Against City Official

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Such a sweet man. The school is supporting his ‘right to free speech’.

Via IJR:

Citing free speech, Amherst College is defending the right of an anti-police researcher to issue death threats to an upstate New York candidate for City Council.

Last week, Ben Brucato, who is listed on the faculty page for his work in Amherst’ Center for Humanistic Inquiry as a postdoctoral fellow, unleashed a slew of caustic comments about police on his social media account.

Brucato responded to an incident in Troy, New York, in which a carjacker opened fire and severely wounded two police officers before being shot and killed himself. The Amherst researcher started publicizing false information about the shooting, complained that officers who rushed to the scene had run stop signs, and insinuated that a black mayoral candidate who supported the white officers had performed oral sex on them.

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Report: 307,000 Veterans Died Waiting For Veterans Affairs Healthcare

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By the time the VA got around to it, they’d been dead for years.

(CNN)Hundreds of thousands of veterans listed in the Department of Veterans Affairs enrollment system died before their applications for care were processed, according to a report issued Wednesday.

The VA’s inspector general found that out of about 800,000 records stalled in the agency’s system for managing health care enrollment, there were more than 307,000 records that belonged to veterans who had died months or years in the past.

In a response to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs’ request to investigate a whistleblower’s allegations of mismanagement at the VA’s Health Eligibility Center, the inspector general also found VA staffers incorrectly marked unprocessed applications and may have deleted 10,000 or more records in the last five years.

In one case, a veteran who applied for VA care in 1998 was placed in “pending” status for 14 years. Another veteran who passed away in 1988 was found to have an unprocessed record lingering in 2014, the investigation found.

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MSM ‘Cleans Up’ Protesters Spelling Freddie Gray’s Name Wrong

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Here’s the NBC report:

Dozens of protesters demonstrated outside the courthouse Wednesday morning, holding yellow signs with slogans including, “Stop racism now” and “Indict, convict, jail.” One banner said “Justice 4 Freddie Carlos Gray.”

Here’s CBS:

Prior to the hearing beginning Wednesday, about 50 protesters gathered outside the Baltimore Circuit Court and were taking turns with the megaphone. They were carrying yellow signs with slogans including, “Stop racism now” and “Indict, convict, jail.” A banner said “Justice 4 Freddie Carlos Gray.”

Both stories stem from an AP report, but both also published the pictures clearly showing the incorrect spelling.

Sheriff Clarke: ‘Stop Trying To Fix The Police — Fix The Ghetto’

It takes a ghetto to raise a thug.

Via CNS:

Milwaukee County Sherriff David A. Clarke Jr. criticized the idea that President Barack Obama’s call for reforming the police is helping law enforcement and is instead weakening “the institution of policing,” adding that the solution is to “fix the ghetto” and stop trying to “fix the police.”

Sheriff Clarke made his remarks during an interview with Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade on Monday, who launched the discussion by talking about the execution-style killing of a deputy sheriff in Texas last Friday; the suspected killer, a 30-year-old black male, was arrested and charged with “capital murder” in that crime on Saturday.

When asked for his reaction, Sheriff Clarke said the headline should be “Black Man Shoots White Defenseless Police Officer” because, he continued, “I get sick and tired when it’s the other way around, when an officer defends his life, they always point out that it’s a white officer shooting an unarmed black suspect.”

“Look, President Obama has breathed life into this ugly movement,” said Clarke. “And it is time now for good, law-abiding Americans to rise up, like they did in Houston around that Chevron station [where the deputy sheriff was murdered], an outpouring.”

“But it just can’t be symbolic,” said the sheriff. “We now have to counter this slime, this filth coming out of these cop-haters.”

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HT: Doug Ross

Trump Ad On Iran Deal Skewers Obama

A terrible deal with Iran!

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Chinese Warships Spotted Near Alaska

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Pentagon says they “think” they might be ships that participated in a joint Russia-China naval exercise, but can’t say.

Via The Week:

President Obama isn’t the only one making a visit to Alaska this week, according to a new report from Pentagon officials. The U.S. military has spotted five Chinese navy ships off the coast of Alaska in the Bering Sea, heading in the direction of the Aleutian Islands.

The presence of the Chinese ships, including three combat ships, a replenishment vessel, and an amphibious ship, marks the first time that the U.S. military has reported seeing “any such activity in the area,” The Wall Street Journal reports.

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The U.N. Says Gaza Could Be Uninhabitable In Less Than 5 Years

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Oh well

Via VICE News:

Gaza could become uninhabitable by 2020 due to war, its economic blockade, debilitated infrastructure, and environmental concerns, according to a new UN report on Palestine released this week.

The findings of the UN’s Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) echoed an earlier assessment made by the UN in 2011, which determined that Gaza would not be livable by the start of next decade “without herculean efforts” to improve health, education, energy, water, and sanitation.

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Hillary Clinton Gets Crucial Endorsement From NYC Council Member Who Won’t Stand During Pledge Of Allegiance

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Commie garbage.

Via: FreeBeacon:

The latest endorsement for Hillary Clinton comes from a New York City politician who has refused to stand during or recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States.

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, who was born and raised in Puerto Rico and endorsed Clinton on Wednesday, is known for her decision not to stand up during the Pledge of Allegiance as a protest of her home territory’s current status.

Though Mark-Viverito has refused to explicitly state her opposition to pledging allegiance to the United States, her colleagues say it is a symbolic “protest” of the United States.

City Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz, also a Democrat, has said that Mark-Viverito told her that she does not stand because she wants Puerto Rico to be granted independence.

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Bill Nye, The Not Science Guy, Visits Tar Sands, Calls It Exploitation Of Nature

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Bill Nye’s Wikipedia page states he’s a comedian and activist before mentioning his one ‘scientific’ credential- a B.S. in mechanical engineering. Very telling.

Via APTN:

American science educator Bill Nye “the Science Guy” is in northern Alberta filming a climate change documentary.

Nye visited the tar sands and after taking an aerial tour of the mining areas told APTN National News it was a “depressive” sight to see.

“Producing all this oil that’s producing all this carbon dioxide, that’s not good from a global stand point,” said Nye.

“And from an environmental point of view locally, it’s astonishing and overwhelming.”

He went on to say that it’s difficult to describe witnessing the scale of industrial activity that is taking place and that he was “amazed” at the size of production happening in the tar sands, and the damage it is causing.

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Malkin: Eric Cantor, Poster Boy Of Beltway Crapweasels

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What’s a crapweasel?

Via Truth Revolt:

Ooouuuch. My sides are still aching after last week’s comical announcement by GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush that he had snagged the coveted endorsement of notorious electoral reject Eric Cantor, the former House majority leader kicked to the curb by disgusted voters in Virginia’s 2014 primary election.

Newsflash to GOP elites: Getting Cantor’s support is not like landing a prized marlin. It’s like hooking one of those hideous bottom-feeding blobfish named the world’s ugliest creature.

Inside the Beltway, The Washington Post reported, “Cantor remains well-liked and respected in the Virginia business community and among the Republican donor class in the commonwealth.”

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Arby’s Apologizes After Police Officer Is Refused Service At One Of Their Stores

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Sounds like they’ve seen Super Troopers one too many times.

Via Fox News:

A Florida Police Department had a beef with Arby’s after a cop was denied service Tuesday evening by a worker at the fast food franchise – simply because the customer was a police officer.

Top corporate officials at roast beef mecca Arby’s quickly apologized after the Pembroke Pines Police Department tweeted on Wednesday about the incident, which Chief Dan Giustino called “unacceptable.”

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Who Is The Judge In The Freddie Gray Hearings?

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Former DOJ civil rights attorney.

Via Baltimore Sun:

Barry Glenn Williams has been an Associate Judge with the Baltimore City Circuit Court since December 2005. On Wednesday, he’ll become a bit more of a household name.

Judge Williams will preside over Wednesday’s hearings in the Freddie Gray case. He’s anticipated to hear motions to dismiss the case for prosecutorial misconduct, recuse Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and other prosecutors, and determine whether six Baltimore police officers charged in Gray’s death will be tried together or individually.

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It’s Come To This: Retired President Wandering Around Alaska With A Selfie Stick…

Leader of the Free World?

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HT: Colin Campbell

Officer Murdered In Suburban Chicago Was Set To Retire End-Of-Month

Via CBS:

Police have suspended their active search for three suspects in the killing a Fox Lake police lieutenant known to many in the community as “G.I. Joe.,” but the investigation continues.

George Filenko, commander of the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force, said the intensive search for the suspects has stopped, but investigators were continuing to gather evidence and follow leads. He said the suspects could be out of town, or even out of the state.

Filenko would not say if there were any witnesses, but that investigators have some surveillance tape. The quality of that tape was described as “not great.”

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White House Propaganda Team Says Iran Can’t Cheat On Deal Because They Can’t Clean Fast Enough

What if they won’t let you into the building to check?  What if they won’t let you anywhere near it?

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Morbidly Obese #BlackLivesMatter Protester Arrested In Texas On Assault Charge

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UPDATE TO THIS STORY

Loser continues to be a loser.

Via Breitbart:

The Texas woman who garnered an unexpected national spotlight after tweeting that a Harris County deputy deserved to be executed was arrested in her home county on an assault warrant out of Houston. The arrest stems from a 2011 incident where she allegedly punched a former co-worker in the face causing bodily injury.

Montgomery County jail officials confirmed to Breitbart Texas that Monica Foy was arrested on Tuesday evening for an arrest warrant out of Harris County. The warrant was for a 2011 charge of assault with bodily injury, a misdemeanor charge. She was held for several hours and then released on a $1,000 bond in the early morning hours.

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Martin O’Malley To Lead Protest At DNC Headquarters Sept 16th Over Debate Schedule

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I don’t think anyone anticipated he’d do that…

Via The Hill:

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley is organizing a protest outside of the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters over the decision to hold only six debates.

In an email to supporters with the subject line “Time to protest,” the O’Malley campaign said “it’s time to take it up a notch” and pressure the DNC to expand the number of debates by joining the protest of another group that is planning a Sept. 16 rally outside the committee’s headquarters in Washington.

“It’s important that we bring our call for more debates directly to the group that is restricting candidates’ ability to debate,” the email says. “It’s, frankly, undemocratic. Enough tweeting. Let’s take action.”

In recent weeks, O’Malley has been singularly focused on pressuring the DNC to expand the debate scheduled.

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Breaking: Gunman Opens Fire On Police Officer In His Car In Massachusetts UPDATE: Car Catches Fire…UPDATE: Two Suspects On Run…

UPDATE:

UPDATE:

MILLIS – Wrentham Police and the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council are now assisting Millis Police after a Millis Police cruiser was shot at least twice and caught fire today on Forest Avenue this afternoon.

As of 3:30 p.m., a SWAT Team was also setting up on Forest Road.
Wrentham has two officers on the scene and Chief James Anderson said a search is in progress for two suspects on foot in the woods in the Forest Road area, near Birch and Village streets.
“Hopepully, we’ll find the two bad guys and no one gets hurt,” Anderson said.

Road blocks have been established at Birch and Forest streets.
Police believe the suspects were in a dark maroon Chevrolet pickup or van, according to the radio reports. There were at least two white men in the vehicle, according to radio.

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