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:
Visiting later at the hospital:
Such a sweet man. The school is supporting his ‘right to free speech’.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
It takes a ghetto to raise a thug.
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.”
HT: Doug Ross
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Leader of the Free World?
HT: Colin Campbell
What if they won’t let you into the building to check? What if they won’t let you anywhere near it?
UPDATE TO THIS STORY
Loser continues to be a loser.
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.
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.