Injured Miami Officer IDs Teen Charged In Ambush Shooting Of Undercover Detectives…

He couldn’t go peacefully when arrested.

Via Miami Herald:

Three months ago, Miami-Dade Detective Terence White collared a teenager nicknamed “Damo” on a weapons charge in the Brownsville housing projects known as “PSU.”

On Monday, White again crossed paths with the teen — this time identifying Damian “Damo” Thompson as the person who unleashed a barrage of AK47 bullets at him and his partner as they sat in an unmarked police minivan in the same housing complex where they first met.

White’s testimony was key evidence for Miami-Dade homicide detectives early Wednesday as they arrested Thompson in connection with the ambush-style shooting that left White and fellow detective Charles Woods recovering from bullet wounds.

Thompson, a reputed associate of a Miami street gang known as the 13th Avenue Hot Boyz, was charged with two counts of attempted murder with a firearm.

He was not charged with trying to kill law-enforcement officers — despite hours of interrogation, he offered no confession and it was unclear whether he knew the two plainclothes detectives were police.

According to his arrest report, however, Thompson “acknowledged knowing Detective White.”

Miami-Dade police booked the 19-year-old Thompson into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on Wednesday afternoon. His jail mugshot showed Thompson with his left eye almost shut and his cheeks swollen.

The teen bills himself as an “underground rapper” on music and videos across social media. His title, according to his Facebook page: “Creative Director at Shooting People.”[…]

A tip led Miami-Dade homicide detectives to Thompson. They tracked him early Tuesday to the hotel near Miami International Airport. A man and two women found with Thompson were also arrested on unrelated charges.

Thompson’s injuries after his confrontation with police were serious enough for him to visit a hospital before spending the better part of Tuesday and most of the morning Wednesday being questioned by Miami-Dade homicide detectives.

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Sanders: Prioritizing Jobs Over Climate Change Is ‘Stupid And Dangerous’

This is why you and Democrats lost. Fiction trumps sense.

HT: Free Beacon

Illegal Alien Indicted On Voter And Tax Fraud Charges…

The Nigerian mail scam in person.

Via Free Beacon:

A federal grand jury indicted an undocumented immigrant living in St. Louis, Mo., on charges that he committed voter and tax fraud as part of an elaborate stolen identity theft scheme, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

Kevin Kunlay Williams, a Nigerian citizen, is suspected of illegally reentering the United States under a false name in 1999 after he was deported four years earlier.

Williams later registered to vote in federal, state, and local elections in 2012 by claiming he was an American citizen. He is suspected to have voted in both the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections, according to the indictment.

Federal authorities also suspect that Williams stole the identities of several public school employees from a payroll company, subsequently using the IDs to file more than 2,000 fraudulent federal tax returns that sought more than $12 million. The Nigerian man also allegedly stole Electronic Filing Identification Numbers (EFINs) to print refund checks, directing the IRS to send the refunds to prepaid debit cards.

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HT: 90 Miles From Tyranny

Tim Kaine Falsely Accuses Neil Gorsuch Of Calling Contraception “Wrongdoing”

Creepy Clown becomes creepy liar…

Via Free Beacon:

Sen. Tim Kaine (D., Va.) falsely accused Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch twice on Wednesday of referring to contraception use as “the wrongdoing of others.”

In a Wednesday press release, Kaine announced that he would not vote for Gorsuch’s nomination.

“He has taken extraordinary steps to force reconsideration of rulings that preserve access to reproductive health. And he has cavalierly referred to contraceptive use as ‘the wrongdoing of others,'” the statement reads.

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BREAKING: Pence Casts Tie-Breaking Vote To Erase Obama Measure, Lets States Deny Planned Parenthood Funding…

Murkowski and Collins vote with Dems, the female versions of McCain and Graham.

Via Fox News:

Republican legislation letting states deny federal family planning money to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers squeezed narrowly through the Senate Thursday, rescued by an ailing GOP senator who returned to the Capitol after back surgery and a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence.

In Congress’ latest clash mixing the politics of abortion, women’s health and states’ rights, Pence cast the decisive vote in a 51-50 roll call. The tally had been tied after two GOP senators, Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski and Maine’s Susan Collins, joined Democrats opposing the measure.

Senate approval sent the legislation to President Donald Trump, who was expected to sign it. The House voted its consent last month.

The bill erases a regulation imposed by former President Barack Obama shortly before he left office that lets states deny family planning funds to organizations only if they are incapable of providing those services. Some states have passed laws in recent years denying the money to groups that provide abortions.

Passage gives Republicans and anti-abortion groups a needed victory just six days after the party’s highly touted health care overhaul disintegrated in the House due to GOP divisions. Besides erasing much of Obama’s 2010 health care law, the failed House bill would have blocked federal funds for Planned Parenthood for a year.

There is already a ban on using federal funds for abortion except for rare instances.

Democrats assailed the legislation as an attack on women, two months after Trump’s inauguration prompted a women’s march on Washington that mushroomed into anti-Trump demonstrations around the nation.

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HT: Louisiana Mom

BREAKING: Heidi Heitkamp Joins Joe Manchin, Will Vote For Gorsuch…

Via The Hill:

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) on Thursday became the second Senate Democrat publicly planning to vote for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, joining Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.).

“After doing my due diligence by meeting with Judge Gorsuch and reviewing his record and testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, I’ve decided to vote in favor of his confirmation,” Heitkamp said in a statement.

She added that Gorsuch is “balanced, meticulous, and [a] well-respected jurist who understands the rule of law.”
Heitkamp’s announcement came moments after Manchin became the first Senate Democrat publicly backing Gorsuch.

“I will vote to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to be the ninth justice on the Supreme Court,” Manchin tweeted.

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Video: Democratic Filibuster Hypocrisy On Gorsuch

The Free Beacon calls out Democratic hypocrisy, but good…

McCaskill Warns Democrat Donors Of Pitfalls Of Blocking Trump’s Nominee…

Via Kansas City:

Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri warned Democratic donors that blocking President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee could have dire consequences, according to audio obtained by The Star.

McCaskill, a Democrat up for re-election in a state Trump won by double digits, told reporters this week that she’s still deciding how to vote on Neil Gorsuch, the federal appellate judge who Trump has tapped to fill the U.S. Supreme Court seat that became vacant when Justice Antonin Scalia died last year.

But in a recording provided to The Star by the Missouri Republican Party, McCaskill lays out the pitfalls of voting against Gorsuch. The GOP did not disclose its source for the audio, which was obtained at a fundraiser Sunday in Springfield.

McCaskill told the fundraiser’s attendees that blocking Gorsuch could result in someone worse being appointed to the court in the future, according to the audio. The recording gives insight into McCaskill’s thought process as the senator, a key swing vote, weighs her decision on Gorsuch.

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BREAKING: Democrat Joe Manchin Announces He Will Vote For Gorsuch…

Trans-Rachel Dolezal: “A Nigerian Man Gave Me My New Name”…

I got that Nigerian email too!

Via Essence:

Rachel Dolezal’s new name was apparently given to her.

The controversial figure is in the middle of a whirlwind press tour to promote her new book “In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black And White World,” a memoir about her exploration with race.

In the book, she also discusses her decision to take on a new West African name, Nkechi Amare Diallo. Nkechi, short for Nkechinyere, comes from the Igbo word for “what God has given” or “gift of God” in Nigeria, the New York Daily News reports.

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U.S Economic Growth High, Boosted By Consumer Sales…

 

Just in time for summer!

Via Reuters:

U.S. economic growth slowed less than previously reported in the fourth quarter as robust consumer spending provided a boost that was partially offset by the largest gain in imports in two years.

Gross domestic product increased at a 2.1 percent annualized rate instead of the previously reported 1.9 percent pace, the Commerce Department said on Thursday in its third GDP estimate for the period.

The economy grew at a 3.5 percent rate in the third quarter. Despite the upward revision to the fourth quarter, the economy grew only 1.6 percent for all of 2016, its worst performance since 2011, after expanding 2.6 percent in 2015.

There are signs that economic activity slowed further in the first quarter, with the trade deficit widening in January and both consumer and construction spending weakening.

With the labor market near full employment, the data likely understate the health of the economy – GDP also tends to be weaker in the first quarter because of calculation issues the government has acknowledged and is trying to resolve.

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EU Anti-Brexit Clown: “We Can Break Up The USA”…

If you guys want California, you can have it!

Via The Express:

In an extraordinary speech the EU Commission president said he would push for Ohio and Texas to split from the rest of America if the Republican president does not change his tune and become more supportive of the EU.

The remarks are diplomatic dynamite at a time when relations between Washington and Brussels are already strained over Europe’s meagre contributions to NATO and the US leader’s open preference for dealing with national governments.

They are by far the most outspoken intervention any senior EU figure has made about Mr Trump and are likely to dismay some European leaders who were hoping to seek a policy of rapprochement with their most important ally.

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Democratic Party “Accidentally” Uses Image From Socialist Protest Of Trump In Anti-Trump Ad…

Accidentally, on purpose.

Via IJR:

In the roughly four months since Donald Trump was elected president, many Democrats have taken to labeling themselves “the Resistance.”

More recently — since Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was famously silenced on the Senate floor — a new rallying cry has emerged, urging critics of the president to “persist” in their fight.

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Shock Poll! 74% Of MSNBC Viewers Think Hillary Clinton Has Another Political Run In Her…

Wait, MSNBC viewers? Never mind.

Drexel Professor Wants To ‘Vomit’ When Troops Given First-Class Seats On Plane

This is the same prof who called for “white genocide” on Christmas Eve, 2016. By the way… Drexel University gets a grade of “C” from the website, What Will They Learn“. That mediocre school will cost your special snowflake almost $60,000 per year in tuition and fees.

Via The Washington Times:

A Drexel University professor says he wants to “vomit” when airline passengers give up first-class seats to U.S. troops.

George Ciccariello made national headlines in December when he tweeted “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide.” The associate professor of political science made waves again on Sunday when he witnessed a civilian honor U.S. military service by trading away a first-class ticket.

“Some guy gave up his first class seat for a uniformed soldier. People are thanking him. I’m trying not to vomit or yell about Mosul,” Mr. Ciccariellowrote.

The tweet, which has been shared nearly 2,000 times and “liked” by over 800 others, did not escape the attention of Townhall columnist — and veteran — Kurt Schlichter. “You tried not to vomit or yell? No, you just sat there quietly like a little b****. Ignored, irrelevant, wishing you were a man,” Mr. Schlichter tweeted, Heat Street reported Wednesday.

Conservative commentator and columnist Harry Khachatrian added: “Imagine being a parent spending $42,000 to send your kid to @DrexelUniv, where this guy is employed as an educator.”

The Twitter backlash didn’t stop there. “I’ve worked w Vietnam Vets w PTSD. This tweet literally made me sick to my stomach,” wrote one user. “Life’s easy from the cheap seats.”

Mr. Ciccariello was not punished after his “white genocide” tweet in December, although the university issued a statement calling his commentary “utterly reprehensible” and “deeply disturbing.”

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MSNBC Airs Segment Questioning Legitimacy Of Trump’s Marriage To Melania…

Keepin’ it classy.

Not From The Onion: Pigeons To Get Birth Control At Texas Tech…

Social justice for the birds.

Via Houston Chronicle:

One Texas university is making birth control easier to get – for pigeons.

Texas Tech administrators and students are doing battle with an overpopulation of pigeons on the Lubbock campus.

The idea, said Erin Bohlander, a Ph.D student in Natural Resources Management, is to give the pigeons edible birth control called Ovo that will be mixed with cracked corn and put in feeders. The drug stops eggs from fertilizing.

Assistant Vice President of Operations at the college, Sean Childers, told KLBK-TV that the project won’t have an immediate impact, but will hopefully reduce the pigeon population over time.

Childers said the school spends over $100,000 annually in work hours and resources to clean up pigeon remains around campus. Thus, the birth control idea.

It’s not an idea that can be applied to students, although some might have wanted to try it in a city that in recent years nearly led Texas in the number of STDs among the population.

Chuck Schumer Keeps Invoking ‘Mythical’ 60-Vote Rule To Block SCOTUS Pick Gorsuch…

Chuck will keep saying it as long as the media gives him a platform.

Via WACH:

In recent weeks, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has threatened to lead his caucus in filibustering President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, often citing a rule that a Supreme Court nominee needs a 60-vote supermajority in order to be appointed.

The alleged rule has been debunked by fact-checkers, but Schumer is still holding out, arguing that Republicans would be violating the established norms of the Senate if they were to subject Trump’s Supreme Court nominee to a simple up or down vote.

“If Judge Gorsuch fails to earn 60 votes and fails to demonstrate he is mainstream enough to sit on the high court, we should change the nominee not the rules,” Schumer said in a Wednesday press conference. When pressed by Sinclair Broadcast Group, he acknowledged that there was no hard and fast rule subjecting every Supreme Court nominee to approval by a supermajority, but “we believe in a 60-vote threshold.”

That belief is different from a rule. And Republicans are now arguing that even though the last four nominees to the Supreme Court were forced to overcome the 60-vote threshold for their lifetime appointments, it is not the standard.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Wednesday that his Democratic colleagues are invoking a “mythical 60 vote standard that doesn’t exist,” because of their 2016 electoral loss. “A 60-vote threshold has never been the standard for a Supreme Court nomination.”

The 60-vote standard was even debunked by the Washington Post fact-checker two months ago, saying Democrats were using “misleading” and “slippery” language. The claims by Schumer and other leading Democrats earned Two Pinocchios.

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Muslim Cleric In Montreal Friday Sermon: “On Judgment Day, The Trees And The Stones Will Call On Muslims To Kill The Jews”…

California College Student Is Suing After His Campus Prevented Him From Handing Out Pocket-Sized U.S. Constitutions…

Pockets are racist and sexist.

Via Rare:

On Tuesday, 27-year-old Kevin Shaw filed a lawsuit against Pierce College in Los Angeles, Calif., after he says his First Amendment right to free speech was violated by the campus’ use of a “free speech area.”

Shaw was prevented from handing out pocket-sized U.S. Constitutions in November on behalf of his student group, Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), for which he currently serves as a chapter president. The community college argued that he was both outside of the designated “free speech area” and did not have a permit to use the zone.

According to Pierce College’s online map, the “free speech area” is made up of a common space only a fraction of the size of the surrounding buildings. It has been described as “roughly the size of three parking spaces.”

Shaw’s lawsuit, which is on its way to a federal court in California, was filed with the help of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). FIRE is a nonprofit which offers legal assistance to students and educators in matters regarding the “freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience.”

FIRE revealed in a press release that Shaw’s case is the first of their Million Voices Campaign, dedicated to freeing “the voices of 1 million students by striking down unconstitutional speech codes across the country.” Director of Litigation Marieke Tuthill Beck-Coon explains:

Students like Kevin go to college to learn and grow in conversation with their peers, but a free speech quarantine like Pierce’s threatens to punish students who speak their minds in the wrong place. The law is clear: Public colleges like Pierce can’t force students into tiny slices of campus to exercise their First Amendment rights.

YAL Director of Free Speech Alexander Staudt shares the same sentiment, quickly noting in a statement to Rare that the college’s policy “limits students’ free speech rights to an abysmal .003 percent of the total area of Pierce College’s campus.” Staudt also argued that the requirement of a permit unduly gives campus administration “the ability to restrict speech before students even open their mouths.”

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