‘Protests’ Turn Violent In San Diego Over Police Shooting In El Cajon

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‘Protests turning violent’ = riot. People involved in such an event are called rioters, not protesters. Rioting for justice=beating and robbing a journalist…

Via LA Times:

Violence erupted on the third night of protest Thursday in El Cajon, where police shot and killed an unarmed black man this week.

Between 50 and 75 protesters stopped vehicles, broke car windows and knocked a rider off his motorcycle in the intersection of Broadway and Mollison Avenue, according to the El Cajon Police Department.

A San Diego Union-Tribune photographer also was beaten and robbed as he filmed a fight Thursday night at the scene of the fatal police shooting. Photographer Greg Torkelson was sitting in his truck at 12:45 a.m. editing video when a fight erupted between two men. He started filming the fight and was attacked by the men. One of the men stole his camera, the newspaper reported.

As the violence grew out of control, law enforcement officials declared an unlawful assembly and ordered protesters to disperse.

That’s when protesters began throwing glass bottles at officers, causing police to shoot pepper-spray balls at them, authorities said.

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More Ransom? Obama Regime Signed Secret Docs Lifting Sanctions On Iran On Same Day 4 Americans Released…

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Just a coincidence, I’m sure. Let’s continue talking about Miss Universe…

WASHINGTON—The Obama administration agreed to back the lifting of United Nations sanctions on two Iranian state banks blacklisted for financing Iran’s ballistic-missile program on the same day in January that Tehran released four American citizens from prison, according to U.S. officials and congressional staff briefed on the deliberations.

The U.N. sanctions on the two banks weren’t initially to be lifted until 2023, under a landmark nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers that went into effect on Jan. 16.

The U.N. Security Council’s delisting of the two banks, Bank Sepah and Bank Sepah International, was part of a package of tightly scripted agreements—the others were a controversial prisoner swap and transfer of $1.7 billion in cash to Iran—that were finalized between the U.S. and Iran on Jan. 17, the day the Americans were freed.

The new details of the delisting have emerged after administration officials briefed lawmakers earlier this month on the U.S. decision.

According to senior U.S. officials, a senior State Department official, Brett McGurk, and a representative of the Iranian government signed three documents in Geneva on the morning of Jan. 17.

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HT: Noah Pollak

Missile Strike Prematurely Ends ISIS Fighters Jihad…

Michigan Student Trolls Left, Successfully Changes “Preferred” Pronoun To “His Majesty” On Class Roster…

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Update to this story.

Via Fox News:

As Heat Street‘s Politics Editor Jillian Melchior reported this week, a new policy at the University of Michigan allows students to choose their preferred pronouns — including the gender-neutral “they” and “ze” — to appear on class rosters.

With that in mind, one conservative student, Grant Strobl, who is also chairman of the Young Americans for Freedom board of governors, decided to troll the university administration by officially requesting his pronoun to be changed to “His Majesty.”

Although Storbl says he has “no problem with students asking to be identified a certain way,” he thought it important to show just how ludicrous it is for universities to institutionalize the use of “arbitrary” pronouns and threaten disciplinary action if students and staff repeatedly fail to use them.

“I henceforth shall be referred to as: His Majesty, Grant Strobl. I encourage all U-M students to go onto Wolverine Access, and insert the identity of their dreams,” he told the College Fix.

NMU Threatens Expulsion for Discussing ‘Self-destructive’ Thoughts

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If you tell a friend or classmate that you are contemplating suicide, you could be in big trouble with the free speech police.

Via Campus Reform:

Northern Michigan University does not allow students to discuss “suicidal or self-destructive thoughts or actions” with their peers, threatening disciplinary action if they do.

According to New York Magazine, NMU has been sending out roughly 25-30 letters per semester to students contemplating suicide or self-harm, informing that that “you will face disciplinary action” for broaching the subject of personal difficulties with classmates.

“It is important that you refrain from discussing [self-destructive thoughts] with other students and use the appropriate resources listed below,” Mary Brundage, the associate dean of students, wrote in one such letter to student Katerina Klawes.

The letter was prompted by “a report that others are worried about your well-being,” and requests a meeting “to discuss your options for support,” though it quickly clarifies that pursuing peer support is not among those options.

Klawes, a sexual assault victim, received the email after speaking with a school counselor in early 2015 about how she felt following the assault, but maintains that she never broached the subject of suicide with the counselor.

“If you involve other students in suicidal or self-destructive thoughts or actions you will face disciplinary action,” the letter nonetheless continued. “My hope is that, knowing exactly what could result in discipline, you can avoid putting yourself in that position.”

Klawes, naturally concerned by the threat, responded to Brundage in an email, asking, “if I respond to concerned people, is that enough to get me in trouble? I do not want to worry others by not responding and I do not want to have the possibility of getting expelled by reaching out to my friends during this emotionally trying time and I see the possibility of misunderstanding or getting more concerned.”

Brundage replied that she could tell her friends how she is doing, “in general,” but reiterated that she could not address any suicidal or self-destructive thoughts or actions, calling it “a very specific limitation.”

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Islamic State Jihadis Publicly Behead 15 Civilians On Charges Of “Apostasy”…

Apostasy in ISIS land is what they use to kill people they consider undesirable but don’t have a legit reason.

QAMISHLI – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) executed 15 civilians on Thursday in Syria’s eastern Deir ez-Zor Governorate. The victims were accused of violating ISIS regulations.

The ISIS-led Sharia Court accused them of fighting the Caliphate and violating the Sharia law.

“The Sharia Court charged the victims with apostasy and ordered ISIS executioners to behead them in public,” local media activist Dahham al-Ali told ARA News.

The 15 civilians were beheaded in front of hundreds of people in the Sabhiya District of Deir ez-Zor on Thursday evening.

“It was a horrible thing to see. People were terrified and everyone remained silent while these brutal executions were taking place,” an eyewitness told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.

“The group hasn’t even explained what those people have done to deserve this. ISIS just accused them of being apostates and beheaded them,” another witness said.

This comes just a few days after ISIS militants executed dozens of prisoners in a major detention centre in the Iraqi northwestern city of Mosul.

“At least 75 prisoners were executed by ISIS in the Mosul Central Prison,” local media activist Abdullah al-Malla told ARA News on Sunday, citing an ISIS official.

Most of the victims were young Iraqi men who have been recently arrested by ISIS militants in Mosul and other parts of Nineveh province. “The Islamic State’s leadership has charged them with treason,” the informed source reported. The executed civilians included at least 25 media activists.

Hillary Clinton Offers Supporters Chance To Meet Rapper/Cocaine Dealer…

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Obama got dibs on this one.

Via Daily Caller:

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign announced Wednesday that it is giving away a chance to meet the rapper Pusha T, known for his lyrics about selling cocaine.

The give-away asks individuals to register to vote — an alternate link allows them to enter without doing so — in order to meet Pusha T backstage.

This is isn’t the first interaction between Pusha T and the Clinton campaign. In August, Pusha T said over FaceTime that Clinton praised his efforts to increase voter registration. Pusha T stands for “Push a Ton” and most of songs are about selling cocaine.

Mizzou’s Legion of Black Collegians Taunted White Frat Brothers As “Crackers” And “Rednecks” After Reporting Alleged Racial Slurs To Police…

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Another made-up ‘hate crime’.

Via Heat Street:

By the time University of Missouri police arrived at the Delta Upsilon fraternity, following up on allegations of a racial slur targeting black students, the situation had devolved into a tense shouting match, according to police records obtained exclusively by Heat Street.

(See full records at the end of this article.)

Arriving well into the confrontation, police said they did not hear any racial slurs used. They reported seeing fraternity members shouting, and they interviewed witnesses who claimed a drunk, white female passerby and fraternity members had used the N-word.

Police also reported that at least one student from Mizzou’s Legion of Black Collegian trespassed on fraternity property, and that black students were yelling threats and slurs at the fraternity members.

“While trying to keep the [fraternity members and black students] apart, people inside the Delta Upsilon house began shouting out of the windows, which further angered several people in the crowd,” wrote officer Jacob Clifford in a police report.

“I was not able to discern what was being said by those in the house, but members of the Legion of Black Collegians reported that the people in the house were taunting them, laughing and pointing, told them to ‘fuck off’ and ‘go home’ and at one point, placed a speaker facing out of a window and played loud rap music. Several members of the Legion of Black Collegians believed they played rap music to mock them. While I did not hear any racial slurs used, several people reported hearing them,” Clifford said.

One fraternity member told police he had played the hip-hop artist Future, also claiming that a black woman on the street had yelled at him, “Get down here so I can beat your cracker ass.”

Cliff wrote, “I heard someone outside on the sidewalk shout something similar to, ‘Keep talking, we’ll burn this motherfucker down.’”

Officer Rodney Stewart wrote, “From the crowd on the sidewalk, I also heard, ‘fucking crackers’ and ‘fucking rednecks’ being shouted toward [redacted]. I also heard comments referencing the police not talking to the black population, only shooting them.”

He also said one woman at the scene, whose name is redacted, “began shouting demands toward [Officer Jake Clifford]… and stated to PO Clifford, ‘If you all don’t get it together, I will set this school on fire. Do you understand me?’”

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Sean Penn: Vote For Hillary Hillary Or “Masturbate Our Way Into Hell” With Trump…

Sean Penn: actor and international diplomat

Wait, did he say masturbate?

SEAN PENN: Either you can decide to divorce yourself from loving your children and piss on a tree and show that you have the power to piss on a tree. Or you can go out and vote in a very big way for someone like Hillary Clinton — who then you can challenge and support, which is the only way that any kind of president can have any success — and you stick it out for four years.

Or we can just masturbate our way into hell [applause] with a guy who looks like the only blond magician.

Video: U.S. Airstrike Levels ISIS IED Factory In Mosul…

Some nice secondary explosions.

White House: We Can’t Tell You Our New Syria Strategy…

It’s a secret.

HT: Free Beacon

‘New Low’: Dead Vets Left To ‘Decompose’ In VA Morgue For Weeks Without Burial…

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Another black mark for the Veterans Administration.

Via Fox News:

An Illinois Veterans Affairs hospital already under fire for excessive wait times, festering black mold and kitchen cockroaches faces a new shame – the bodies of dead patients left unclaimed in the morgue for up to two months without proper burial, whistleblower documents allege.

The whistleblower, whose identity is not being revealed for fear of retaliation, complained last month to the VA’s inspector general about the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital’s handling of veterans’ remains in cases where families have not come forward to claim the body. The complaint singled out Christopher Wirtjes, chief of Patient Administrative Services, saying “The Chief of PAS has the funds available, yet has no sense of urgency to lay the veteran to rest.”

Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., whose office also received the complaint along with emails, is now calling for Wirtjes’ firing and in a statement, slammed the hospital – located in the Western suburbs of Chicago — over its recent history of controversies.

“Hines VA — the hospital that has been overrun with cockroaches and mold and left vets waiting for care for months on secret wait lists, has reached a new low in the treatment of our veterans,” Kirk told FoxNews.com. “We now have reports of bodies being left to decompose in the morgue for months on end.”

The whistleblower, who has spoken with Kirk’s office, described a “horrible issue” at the hospital in the letter to the IG: “Some veteran’s remains have been left in our hospital morgue for 45 days or more until they are stacked to capacity at times.”

On at least one occasion, a body had liquefied and the bag burst when staff had attempted to move it, said Alissa McCurley, Kirk’s deputy chief of staff.

Kirk talked to VA Secretary Bob McDonald last week in Washington and demanded the firing of Wirtjes, whom the Office of Special Counsel determined had orchestrated a secret wait list that was exposed by another whistleblower in 2014. McDonald was noncommittal, Kirk said.

Internal VA emails chronicle how a frustrated Hines clerk attempted to obtain permission from Wirtjes for burial of unclaimed veterans on three occasions.

The first email chain began on Dec. 7, 2015.

“[There is] an invoice for an unclaimed veteran that has been here for over 30 days. Please approve for burial at Abraham Lincoln,” the clerk wrote to Wirtjes and several others.

Three days later, the clerk wrote again: “Approval of unclaimed Vet D?? Status?”

On Dec. 23, the clerk wrote to human resources: “Any further on my poor unclaimed? I WILL file a police report, but I hate doing that…”

Emails from June 14, 2016 and Aug. 29, 2016 state that two different veterans languished in the morgue for a month or more.

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HT: TAH

Kerry: I Am Happy With Where We Are With ISIS…

Mosul residents who have lived under ISIS-rule for 2 1/2 years beg to differ.

FRIDAY OPEN THREAD…

You know you want one.

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Video: Hillary Clinton Can’t Define The Middle Class…

Shocker.

Mooch Smears Trump As A Racist…

Florida: Christian Schools Can’t Take A Knee And Pray Before Athletic Events…

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Prayer causes vapors among the special snowflakes.

Via The Daily Caller:

When two private Christian schools convened to compete for the state championship, Florida officials denied their request to pray.

One of the schools — Cambridge Christian — is now suing the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA), claiming the decision to deny students the ability to pray violates both the state and federal constitutions, as well as the Florida Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Prior to the game, students at each school, Cambridge Christian and University Christian, agreed to a joint religious observance before the game began. The size of the venue required the use of the stadium PA system. The FHSAA denied their request, telling the schools that state assets could not be used for religious speech. (RELATED: Christian Coach Suing School That Demanded He Stop Praying)

“First is the fact that the facility is a public facility, predominantly paid for with public tax dollars, makes the facility ‘off limits’ under federal guidelines and precedent court cases,” FHSAA director Roger Dearing wrote. “Second, is the fact that in Florida Statutes, the FHSAA (host and coordinator of the event) is legally a ‘State Actor’, we cannot legally permit or grant permission for such an activity.”

Though the U.S. Supreme Court bans school officials from organizing prayer at such events, students may lead and coordinate such a religious observance. Members of both teams said a prayer before the game began, but onlookers in the crowd did not participate due to the logistical challenges.

“By rejecting Cambridge Christian’s request for pre-game prayer over the loudspeaker on the basis of its religious character and viewpoint, the FHSAA unlawfully prohibited Cambridge Christian’s private religious speech and unreasonably burdened its right to freedom of speech and free exercise of religion,” the suit reads.

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HT: Kat

Missouri High School Students Won’t Be Sanctioned For ‘Light-Hearted’ Video About Slaves After One Parent Complained…

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Suck it up, buttercups.

Via Fox News:

Some senior students at a northwest Missouri high school who made a video depicting the lives of slaves using jokes and slapstick antics will not be disciplined because they had no racist intentions, the superintendent of their school district said.

The students in a Missouri history class at Mid-Buchanan High School in the community of Faucett were asked to make a video explaining the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, which required that all escaped slaves be returned to their owners if they were captured. The video included snippets from the “Mission Impossible” television theme, a tune about picking cotton with exaggerated Southern language, giggling and Three Stooges antics, The St. Joseph News-Press reported (http://bit.ly/2de2YxE ) this week.

The video, which was created by white students, also showed one student whipping a runaway “slave.” It was released in mid-September and posted to YouTube, where a parent saw it and complained to the newspaper. The video was taken off YouTube when the paper notified the school, which did not receive any other complaints about the project.

“I don’t think there was any racist or discriminatory intent in the video,” Superintendent John James told The Associated Press Thursday. “They were having fun with the video, hamming it up and not paying enough attention to how others would interpret it.”

School officials will use the incident to help the students become more sensitive to how what they say and do can be interpreted by different audiences, James said.

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Overnight Open Thread: American Spectator Heckling Team EU Over Failure To Sink Putt At Ryder Cup Is Invited To Try It Himself…

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Via WaPo:

America found a new hero on Thursday in Ryder Cup spectator David Johnson. The North Dakota man successfully called the bluffs of Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose, who during a practice session invited the heckling Johnson to make a difficult putt that their Team Europe teammate Rory McIlroy had just missed minutes before. Can you guess what happened?

Dressed in a bright red pullover, faded blue jeans and a pair of golf-questionable loafers, Johnson easily sunk the shot to earn the $100 bill that Rose had slapped down on the green just before the American lined up.

“This is one of the great putts in Ryder Cup history,” a Golf Channel broadcaster said, just before the crowd at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn., erupted into a roar possibly louder than the one Stenson earned when he won the British Open this year, or by Rose when he won a gold medal at the Rio Olympics. The two Europeans certainly didn’t earn the rousing “USA!” chants that Johnson did on Thursday.

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Gotta Love It Catfight: Marilyn Mosby And Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Go At It

They were both wrong, both playing to their political agendas and to Black Lives Matter. Mosby started it, trying to save her face and potential political career by blaming everything on Rawlings-Blake.

Via Baltimore Sun:

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake accused State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby on Wednesday of rushing to charge the six police officers accused in the death of Freddie Gray before completing a thorough investigation.

Rawlings-Blake said Mosby could have told the public she needed more time in the spring of 2015 to conduct a careful and complete investigation, rather than immediately announcing charges that produced no convictions.

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