Man Tries To Rob Ex-CNN Anchor And Husband, Taken Out With Taxpayer Relief Shot

image

The robber picked the wrong couple. Russell has been a deputy sheriff, private investigator and martial artist. Her husband, who also reported for CNN, is an ex-special forces man with a bio that reads like an adventure novel. They had his and hers guns with them in their hotel room. How they managed on CNN, I don’t know.

Via NY Post:

A road trip down old Route 66 led to a Wild West-style motel shootout for a pioneering CNN anchor and her former-soldier hubby.

Lynne Russell — the first woman to ever solo-anchor a primetime network news show — and Chuck de Caro, 65, had stopped at a Motel 6 for the night in Albuquerque when an intruder slipped into their room as Russell went to grab something from the car around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“I opened the door and he materialized out of nowhere; he was inside,” she told The Post. “And he pushed me into the room and onto the bed and closed the door.”

Keep reading...

Bad News Libs: Majority of Americans Believe Confederate Flag Symbolizes Southern Pride, Not Racism…

Shockingly, the commenters on Salon are still screaming racism.

Screen Shot 2015-07-02 at 1.45.07 PM

Good News: Sheila Jackson Lee Has Declared “Americans Are Safe To Celebrate The 4th Of July”…

I feel so much safer now.

Screen Shot 2015-07-02 at 12.48.51 PM

Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake Prepares For Freddie Gray Verdict, Orders Improved Riot Gear for Police Department…

Baltimore PD Gear

Does this mean they won’t issue another stand down order?

Via Baltimore Sun

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that Baltimore police will be equipped with new riot gear before verdicts in the Freddie Gray trials come down.

The pledge was made after Rawlings-Blake acknowledged that officers did not have enough shields or body armor during the April riots, when about 160 officers were injured.

“We hope to never have such unrest again in our city, but if we do, we need to make sure our officers are equipped for whatever situation they encounter,” Rawlings-Blake said during a news conference at City Hall. “Specifically, I want to make sure our officers are prepared should there be additional unrest following the verdicts in the Freddie Gray case.”[…]

Over the past two months, officers have said Rawlings-Blake, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts and his command staff ordered them not to engage looters and those throwing rocks. They say that order left them vulnerable to attacks.

Batts and his top commanders say officers were told at times to “hold the line” but the orders were given for officer safety because there was not enough backup or support for officers to engage mobs. Commanders said officers were sometimes asked to forgo arresting looters and arsonists because they were about to be redeployed to locations where officers or civilians had reported injuries or attacks.[…]

Rawlings-Blake said police are installing video cameras with the ability to record in every transport van.

The police transport van that carried Gray had a video camera that was broken, police say. Even if it had been functioning, police say, the camera did not record and only allowed the driver to check on prisoners.

Keep reading

Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders Draws Largest Campaign Rally Of Any 2016 Candidate With 10,000-Strong Crowd In Wisconsin…

Screen-Shot-2015-07-02-at-11.00.17-AM

Yes, Hillary should be worried.

Via The Blaze:

Self-proclaimed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders can hardly be written off after attracting a whopping 10,000 supporters at a campaign event in Madison, Wisconsin, Wednesday — and casting more than a little doubt on Hillary Clinton’s shoo-in status for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The 10,000-strong crowd is the largest for any 2016 candidate so far.

Anti-Police Flag Burners Have To Beat A Hasty Retreat In Face Of Patriots, Ask For Help From Police

We reported on this event yesterday. The organizers were happy with the attention their event was getting. But then, not so much…

Via The Blaze:

Anti-police activists were set to burn the American flag at a New York City park Wednesday evening, but their plans seemingly changed when dozens of bikers and veterans came out to counter protest.

Flocking to Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park, individuals opposed to burning the U.S. flag waited for the “Disarm NYPD” group to arrive. While most urged for peace, several bikers threatened violence toward anyone who would burn the American flag.

“We’re here to f*** up tiny liberal punks,” a biker who refused to identify himself told TheBlaze.

Keep reading…

Gay Hollywood Liberal George Takei’s Racist Rant: Clarence Thomas Is a “Clown in Black Face… He Doesn’t Belong There”

CI62IOaWUAAGc-n

Liberals like Takei are about as tolerant as the KKK.

Via NewsBusters:

George Takei unleashed a racist rant against Clarence Thomas, sneering that the Supreme Court justice is a “clown in black face.” The Star Trek actor on Monday fumed, “[Thomas] is a clown in black face sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that angry. He doesn’t belong there.”

Talking to a local Fox affiliate in Phoenix, Takei snarled that the second African American on the Supreme Court is unqualified: “This man does not belong on the Supreme Court. He is an embarrassment. He is a disgrace to America.”

Veteran Stays To Make Sure American Flag Will Be Standing After Anti-Police Group Burns Flag

Screen Shot 2015-07-02 at 6.38.40 AM

This fine young man has it right.

Via The Blaze:

A U.S. Army veteran attended Wednesday’s flag burning event in New York City to protest the desecration of the stars and stripes — and he vowed to stay until the very end to ensure “that at the end of the night there is a flag left standing.”

Mark Brummitt, who served for 13 years in the Army, told TheBlaze he would not leave until the smoke had cleared.

“I will stay here until this is all over,” he said. “All throughout history flags have represented the battlefield. And it was around the flag that everybody came together. At the end of the battle, there was one flag left standing.”

“At the end of the night, the American flag is still going to be standing.”

“And tonight, they’re planning on burning a lot of flags. They said, ‘We’re burning one big one and bring your own.’ But, this is a battle that is already won. And at the end of the night, the American flag is still going to be standing,” Brummitt added, vowing to fly the flag he brought proudly over the area.

Keep reading…

Brummitt tries to talk with one of the leftists:

Obama Says Police Officers Should Adopt New “Soft Look” Uniforms… Sheriff’s Association Head Mocks…

Obama

How could this not work to ease tensions between blacks and cops?

Via Daily Caller:

National Sheriffs’ Association President Danny Glick took offense to President Obama’s recommendation that American law enforcement wear “soft look” uniforms during large protests.

“The respect factor between law enforcement and this administration has eroded to the point that it has been recommended by them that we need to ‘soften our uniforms’ to be more acceptable to the public we serve,” Glick said during his speech to sheriffs attending the association’s annual summer conference Thursday night. He brought out a tan Kevlar vest with a fuzzy boa attached to the straps of the vest and a red target on the back.

“So here is the ‘softer uniform’ they’ve requested,” he said, displaying the modified vest. “This administration thinks this is what will work to solve the issues they have deemed important when in truth this is what they’ve done to us.”

Soros Donates $1 Million To Hillary Clinton Super PAC Run By Media Matters Founder David Brock…

I’d guess at least $500K will vanish up Brock’s nostrils.

David Brock

Via Politico:

A trio of pro-Hillary Clinton groups raised more than $20 million in the first half of the year, including at least $1 million from billionaire financier George Soros, POLITICO has learned.

American Bridge 21st Century, an opposition research super PAC founded by Clinton enforcer David Brock, will disclose raising $7.7 million — including $1 million from Soros — to the Federal Election Commission before a July 15 deadline, an official with the group said Wednesday. A linked nonprofit group called American Bridge 21st Century Foundation — which is not required to disclose its donors — raised an additional $1 million, the official said.

Meanwhile, Priorities USA Action, an allied super PAC dedicated to airing ads supporting Clinton and attacking her opponents, is expected to report raising $12 million or more in the first half of the year, multiple sources in Democratic finance circles told POLITICO.

The super PAC numbers are an encouraging development for Clinton, whose campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination announced Wednesday that it had raised $45 million during her first three months in the race.

Obama Says He’s The New Reagan…

Screen Shot 2015-07-02 at 10.19.58 AM

Haven’t liberals, including Obama, spent decades telling us how evil Reagan was?

Via WaPo:

“The progress that we mark today is yet another demonstration that we don’t have to be imprisoned by the past,” Obama said. “When something isn’t working, we can and will change.”

Tuesday afternoon, with the Cuba agreement done but not yet announced, the president was already declaring this the age of Obama and comparing himself to Ronald Reagan.

Top Obama aides — White House chief of staff Denis McDonough, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and White House Counsel Neil Eggleston — organized a conference call for White House alumni. Some of them worried at first that it was bad news, that the White House was about to tell them that thanks to recent government hacks, their personal data was now sitting in Beijing.

Instead, Obama got on the line to deliver a message about as big as it gets in politics.

“Much in the same way that the Reagan Revolution required Bush Senior” to cement the legacy of a truly transformative president, Obama said, “we’ve got to make sure that we’re laying the foundation” for the next Democrat elected, according to someone who heard the call.

Genderqueer? Trans Man? Trans Female? Gender Non-Conforming? University Of California Schools Adds New “Inclusive” Gender Options To Its Applications…

imrs.php

Big Sis leaving her mark on the UC system.

Via WaPo:

Starting next fall, students applying to any of the University of California’s 10 campuses will have the option of signaling their sexual

orientation and any of a number of gender identities before they even arrive on campus.

The option, part of a host of other accommodations in an effort to make the campuses as inclusive as possible, comes at a time of rapid change for gender identity politics, with high-profile symbols such as Caitlyn Jenner driving the conversation forward, elating some and distressing others.

While many colleges offer numerous opportunities for self-exploration on campus, it’s still unusual for a university to ask the question before students even arrive. […]

So students who hope to attend one of the undergraduate programs can opt to answer this:

How do you describe yourself? (Mark one answer)

·  Male

·  Female

·  Trans Male/Trans Man

·  Trans Female/Trans Woman

·   Genderqueer/Gender Non-Conforming

·  Different Identity

and,

Do you consider yourself to be (mark one answer) :

·  Heterosexual or straight

·  Gay or lesbian

·  Bisexual

·  Not listed above (please specify)

and,

What sex were you assigned at birth, such as on an original birth certificate? (Mark one answer)

·  Male

·  Female

Police Scanners Confirm Baltimore Cops Ordered To Stand Down While Protesters Destroyed City…

Screen Shot 2015-07-02 at 1.24.26 AM

As we have noted in the past, most recently here, noting that even Councilman Nick Mosby the husband of the State’s Attorney had admitted it on national T.V. (although they didn’t seem to pick up on what he was saying).

Glad to hear they finally seem to be getting it.

Former Democrat CA State Senator Leland Yee Pleads Guilty In Corruption Case, Gun Running Charges Dropped…

Yee

Uncle Leland didn’t have enough “juice” to beat the charges. Update to this story.

Via San Jose Mercury News

Former California legislator Leland Yee pleaded guilty Wednesday to one far-reaching racketeering charge, capping a case that exposed political corruption in the state Capitol.

Under a plea deal with federal prosecutors, Yee faces a likely prison term of at least several years for his felony conviction for using his political influence to accept bribes. The plea deal was presented in court here to U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer, who will sentence the former Democratic state senator from San Francisco on Oct. 21.

Yee was set to go on trial on political corruption, money laundering and gun trafficking charges in August along with three other defendants, political consultant Keith Jackson, his son, Brandon Jackson, and former sports agent Marlon Sullivan.

Those defendants also pleaded guilty Wednesday under separate plea deals with the U.S. attorney’s office. Keith Jackson, accused of being at the center of Yee’s dealings, pleaded guilty to the same racketeering charge as the defrocked state legislator.[…]

By pleading guilty to the racketeering charge, Yee, among other things, admitted that he agreed to influence legislation for would-be medical marijuana businesses in California, professional sports teams and a company seeking government technology contracts. The racketeering charge also contained allegations Yee tried to arrange an illegal international arms deal through the Philippines in exchange for money.

Yee admitted, for example accepting an $11,000 cash bribe in June 2013 from an undercover FBI agent to help sponsor statewide marijuana legislation, according to his plea agreement. In addition, he admitted he laundered a $6,800 contribution to his secretary of state campaign in 2014, court records show.

Yee’s plea deal avoids a detailed exploration at trial of his political dealing, and likely reduced his potential punishment, while the government will not be forced to detail the scope of an undercover FBI probe that crossed paths with numerous high-profile figures who were not implicated in any wrongdoing, including former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.

=”http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_28415152/leland-yee-pleads-guilty-corruption-case”>Keep reading

Syrian Jihadist Group Turns Tables On ISIS Fighters, Releases Video Of Them Dressed In Orange Jumpsuits Executing Black-Clad ISIS Jihadis…

2A2258C800000578-3145562-image-a-22_1435739266682

The Saudi-funded, armed and trained Jaysh Al-Islam (Army of Islam) executed dozens of their jihadi rivals from ISIS in this new video.

Via Daily Mail:

A terror group battling ISIS in Syria has turned the tables on its enemies by capturing and slaughtering dozens of Islamic State soldiers on camera.

Dressed in orange jumpsuits – attire usually worn by ISIS’s victims – the Jaysh Al-Islam soldiers lead 13 shackled jihadis to their deaths.

Jaysh Al-Islam calls itself the ‘Army of Islam’ and reportedly commands as many as 25,000 loyal fighters following the merger of around 60 rebel factions inside Syria.

Islamic State’s captured soldiers are forced to kneel as a commander announces: ‘Allah did not make a disease without appointing a remedy to it.’

The jihadis – dressed entirely in black – are then given something to drink before each of their faces are clearly shown in the 19 minute-long propaganda video. They are then shot in the back of the head at point blank range with shotguns.

Before they are killed, a Jaysh Al-Islam says: ‘The most serious calamity for our jihad today is a group of people who grow at a time of division among Muslims.

‘This group claimed to be the mother state and made Takfir [accused of apostasy] on other Muslims, shed their blood and looted their properties and dignities.

‘They worsened… the ordeal of Muslims by corrupting their religion and livelihood and killing the jihadi leaders who did their best to help our stricken nation.

‘They wreaked havoc on our people in liberated areas and cut the supply route of jihadis. They left… Tehran intact and instead they attacked our mosques.

Iran Lashes 480 People Caught Eating During Ramadan…

iran-flogging-landeh-7aug2014-2

Via NCR:

At least 500 people have been arrested and the majority sentenced to flogging in Shiraz, southern Iran, for failing to observe a fast during daytime in the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, the regime’s deputy prosecutor general in the city has said.

At least two sites in the city serving food to people during daytime were sealed down and two vehicles have been impounded by the para-military bassij force as part of the regime’s strict measures to prevent people from breaking their fast during the day, Ali Keshavarzi said.

He said that since Ramadan began on June 18, at least 500 people caught eating were arrested. Twenty were later released with warning and the remaining 480 had their sentence carried out within 24 hours. The majority were sentenced to flogging, he said, the state-run Tabnak News reported on Monday.

Another 2,699 individuals received verbal warnings and 261 others were given written notices by the Bassij, Keshavarzi said.

Kelly File: No, There Isn’t A Pattern Of Black Churches Being Burnt

As we noted yesterday, most media are referencing ‘7 Black churches burned’ as though there is some pattern of evil racists burning black churches. But the evidence doesn’t fit the facts, most are not arson, some are not black, and none are being investigated as a hate crime as yet.

Detroit Muslim Women Fight For Right To Wear Islamic Headscarf In No Hoodie Zones…

Detroit Hijab

Look on the bright side, here in America you can leave the house without a male relative escort.

Via Detroit FREEP

When Raghdaa Ali of Dearborn Heights attempted to walk into a cash advance store one day last summer to get a money order, an employee pointed to the Islamic headscarf Ali wore and said: “You need to take it off.”

The Advance America Cash Advance store in Inkster has a sign outside that reads: “Please Remove hat and Sunglasses” and requires customers to be buzzed in to enter and temporarily remove their head coverings for security reasons.

But as an observant Muslim woman who keeps her head covered in accordance with her faith, Ali tried to explain why she unable to remove her scarf, known as hijab. She was denied entry and told that unless she left, police would be called.

“I felt really hurt that day,” recalled Ali, a native of Iraq. “I’m a U.S. citizen and should not be treated differently because of my religion. This is pure discrimination against hijab.”

Ali later filed a lawsuit, and now her case may come to trial this year in Detroit, illustrating growing tensions as Muslim women fight for the right to wear hijab in public places. It’s a conflict that has come up more frequently in recent years as a religious minority seeks acceptance of its faith.

In addition to Ali’s lawsuit, there have been several other cases involving Muslim women in metro Detroit and the U.S., which civil rights advocates say shows a pattern of misunderstanding about hijab. On Tuesday, Maha Aldhalimi sued the city of Dearborn, saying their officers forced her to take off her hijab for a booking photo after arresting her on parking violations.

Keep reading

SC Father Concerned After Son Attacked And Arrested As Aggressor At Confederate Flag Protest…

Click photo for video.

SC Flag attack

Media has been ignoring that the attacker was an Anti Confederate Flag protester.

Via Fox 13 Tampa Bay

A Hernando County father has several questions for South Carolina law enforcement after his son was beaten, then arrested at a Confederate flag protest even though he never threw a punch.

South Carolina Department of Public Safety arrested Nicholas Thompson, 25, charging him with disorderly conduct.

Thompson was part of a convoy of pro-Confederate flag demonstrators that drove by an anti-Confederate flag rally Monday night at the State House in Columbia.

As police officers directed traffic to keep moving, Thompson got out of an SUV to retrieve a Confederate flag that was stolen from a car in front of him, he said.

“I was wrong for getting out in the middle of the road. I understand that,” Thompson said. “I got out, and all I did was point and say to the officer, ‘can I please get my flag back that he stole’. Before ‘stole’ got out of my mouth, I got punched in the mouth by the guy right next to the cop.”

Video posted to YouTube shows Thompson get socked in the face right before a group of people pounced on him.

Another man helped Thompson off the ground

“I got beat up by about nine people, and the cop broke it up and put me in handcuffs and charged me,” Thompson said.

During a news conference Tuesday, law enforcement acknowledged Thompson didn’t throw a punch but stood by the initial charge and said Thompson was the “aggressor.”

His father, Mike, doesn’t understand how his son can be the aggressor when he didn’t instigate violence.

Keep reading

Russia ‘Reviewing’ The Legality Of Baltic States Independence

Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 9.40.36 PM

Meanwhile while everyone has been looking elsewhere, Russia continues trying to return to the Soviet Union.

Moscow (AFP) – Russia’s Prosecutor General is reviewing the legality of the independence of the three Baltic countries from the Soviet Union, a spokesman said Tuesday.

The move drew a furious reaction from Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaite, who said, “No one has the right to threaten” our independence.

Two lawmakers from the majority United Russia party argued in their appeal to prosecutors that decisions by the State Council of the Soviet Union, which granted independence to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, were illegal.

The lawmakers claimed that the decisions “brought great harm” to the country and should therefore be qualified as “state treason”, according to the appeal which is now under review.

The Prosecutor General’s office is “reviewing the request by lawmakers in accordance with Russian law,” a spokesman told AFP.

Keep reading…