More Mister De Blasio’s Neighborhood: 19 People Shot In Brooklyn Over The Weekend

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Brooklyn now competing with Chicago and Baltimore for the crown. Progressive leadership on display.

Via NY Post:

Brooklyn residents said Sunday that they fear the return of the bad old days of “Crooklyn” — and placed the blame squarely on Mayor Bill de Blasio — after a bloody weekend in which at least 19 people were shot in the borough.

The carnage included nine revelers struck by bullets at a house party, a teenager shot during a drive-by, and a man fatally gunned down in a housing-project courtyard — all in an hour-and-a-half period early Sunday.

That followed eight people being shot in six hours Friday into Saturday.

“I locked the door and ran into the back when I heard shots,” said Mahdi Alabdi, 52, who works overnight in a deli across the street from the bullet-riddled East New York house party. “I never did this before. I do it a few times now.”

Nursing aide Anne Gordon, 25, who also lives near the scene, seconded the sentiment.

“This was never the best area, but it has gotten worse out here since this new mayor,” she said. “He seems out of touch.’’

Lifelong borough resident Richard LaTorre, 55, fumed that former Park Sloper de Blasio “left Crooklyn for Manhattan with his entourage of bodyguards and SUVs.”

“He has his protection from all this. What about the rest of us?” LaTorre said.

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Baltimore Sun: Marilyn Mosby Derailed Program To Analyze Why Increase In Homicides In Baltimore

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She doesn’t want anyone to conclude that it’s in part due to the drugs stolen from pharmacies when the city gave them ‘space to destroy’? That is the word all over the street.

Via Baltimore Sun:

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby recently derailed an initiative to bring together city leaders, law enforcement commanders, academics, public health officials and others to identify real-time homicide trends and develop targeted responses — the latest crime-fighting program to falter amid a dramatic spike in violence.

After months of promising unprecedented transparency and collaboration with law enforcement partners, Mosby said she didn’t want to share information that others in the fledgling Baltimore Homicide Review Commission considered critical to success. She said providing information on ongoing cases could compromise investigations or jeopardize the safety of victims and witnesses.

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Obama To Hibernate After Presidency, Plans To Catch Up On A “Couple Of Months” Of Sleep…

The bear is loose sleepin’.

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More Crying To Come? Boehner Embarrassed, Doesn’t Have Enough Votes To Be Re-Elected Speaker

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Orange ya glad you asked them what they thought, Johnny?

Via Breitbart:

House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) had been planning to call up on the House floor last week a measure from Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) that would have removed him as Speaker of the House if it succeeded—intending to embarrass Meadows—but abandoned the plan after his entire leadership structure learned that they did not have the votes to re-elect him as Speaker before the August recess.

“[House Majority Leader Kevin] McCarthy was making phone calls—he was whipping it—and so was [House Majority Whip] Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA),” a senior conservative movement leader who’s had many personal and direct discussions with various House GOP members about this told Breitbart News in an interview last week.

“I know members personally who were called by Steve Scalise. So they had the entire leadership whip team frantically making phone calls to members to whip the vote because they wanted to attempt to embarrass Meadows and call the vote [on Wednesday last week] so it’s not hanging over Boehner’s head.

“What they found out was the exact opposite. They found out bad things would happen, that literally they would be calling the vote without knowing what would happen. Therefore, they did not call the vote and now they have this issue hanging over John Boehner’s head for the next five weeks.”

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Obama: Guess Who Has A Birthday Coming Up?…

MEEEEE!!!!

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FBI Alert: ‘Middle Eastern Males’ Approaching Family Members Of Military Members

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Very worrying. The FBI alert is from July 2.

Via FBI alert:

(U//FOUO) In May 2015, the wife of a US military member was approached in front of her home by two Middle-Eastern males. The men stated that she was the wife of a US interrogator. When she denied their claims, the men laughed. The two men left the area in a dark-colored, four-door sedan with two other Middle-Eastern males in the vehicle. The woman had observed the vehicle in the neighborhood on previous occasions.

(U//FOUO) Similar incidents in Wyoming have been reported to the FBI throughout June 2015. On numerous occasions, family members of military personnel were confronted by Middle-Eastern males in front of their homes. The males have attempted to obtain personal information about the military member and family members through intimidation. The family members have reported feeling scared.

(U//FOUO) To date, the men have not been identified and it is not known if all the incidents involve the same Middle-Eastern males.

There was also a similar incident in Washington, according to a force protection advisory per the Washington National Guard. It notes that a Air Guard member was approached and asked about his job, despite not wearing a uniform, per requirements. The questions were probing and concerning, and the Airman tried to end the conversation.

HT: PI

So, What Was Mooch Thinking About When It Comes To Beyoncé?

HuffPo seems to think we should already know.

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Hint: Think narcissism.

Via HuffPo:

Talk about running the world.

Michelle Obama sat down with rapper Wale on Friday to answer questions and promote her Reach Higher initiative, a campaign aimed at encouraging all students to continue their educations past high school.

She took the opportunity to reveal the advice she’d give to her college self, but most importantly, she revealed something amazing: If FLOTUS could have a different job other than being, well, FLOTUS, she would choose to be Beyoncé.

Jewish Athletes Told To Avoid Wearing Any Religious Items . . . In Germany…

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Story sounds familiar.

Via JPost:

Two youths taunted six Jewish men with anti-Semitic insults and tossed an object at the group, police in the German capital said on Friday. The attackers fled and are being sought for alleged attempted assault and hate crimes. The incident took place in the Berlin district of Neukölln, a neighborhood with a large Muslim population. Separately, police arrested “a man with an Arab background” for yelling anti-Semitic insults at two security guards at the Hotel Estrel, where 2,000 people and athletes associated with the European Maccabi Games are staying, the Die Welt paper reported on Saturday. The hotel is 900 meters from the Al-Nur Mosque, a hotbed of radical Islam.

The head of the German umbrella organization for the Maccabi, Alon Meyer, warned Jewish athletes about traveling in large groups through Neukölln and wearing visibly Jewish items such as Stars of David or kippot. According to the Maccabi Games’ rules of conduct, athletes should not make themselves recognizable as Jews in “sensitive areas of Berlin,” and it is preferable that they travel in taxis and not wear kippot. […]

Critics said Silke Burmester, a left-wing journalist who writes for die Taz, die Zeit and a journalism trade magazine Medium Magazin, is stoking anti-Semitism. In response to the neo-Nazi threats, she wrote on Twitter, “What are these Jewish sports festivals?” and, “Have the Jews had their own Olympic games since ’36?” The Nazi regime hosted the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin and banned German Jews from participating. Alex Feuerherdt, a leading expert on anti-Semitism in Germany’s sporting culture, told The Jerusalem Post on Saturday, “Naturally what Burmester said is anti-Semitic, because for her, it is not scandalous that neo-Nazis attack Jewish athletes, but rather that the Jews have their own sports festival.”

Feuerherdt added, “Jews established the event [Maccabi] because of anti-Semitism and Burmester wants Jews to integrate and not have their own sports event. She obviously has a problem with Jewish self-confidence and sovereignty and her comments reflect double standards.”

Illegal Alien Teen Sets Police Car On Fire, Assaults Officer, Declares ‘War’ On U.S. Because ‘Tired Of His People Getting Shot By Police”, ‘Sending Mexicans Back To Mexico’

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Must be a Tea Party terrorist…

Via The Journal

A 16-year-old illegal immigrant was arrested Saturday (August 1) after he allegedly set fire to a Precinct 4 deputy constable’s patrol car at the Precinct 4 building in Manvel.

While on scene, Deputies saw a maroon Ford F150 four-door truck pull into the parking lot and they reportedly noticed that the suspect was acting suspicious.

The teenager then allegedly pointed a .22 caliber rifle from his car window as a deputy was approaching. The deputy pulled his weapon and retreated to his patrol vehicle. The suspect fled the scene and a pursuit began.

The pursuit lasted about 35 minutes, leaving Brazoria County, going into Ft. Bend County, and back to Brazoria County, where it ended at FM 518 and Kingsley Dr. in Pearland.

During the pursuit, the suspect swerved at two motorcycle officers who were escorting a funeral. One officer’s motorcycle was struck, but no officers were injured.

The suspect lost control of his vehicle and again pulled the rifle on the deputies. Deputies were able to take the suspect into custody without firing any weapons.

The chase ended in a one-vehicle crash on FM 518 at Kingsley Dr. in Pearland, where the suspect was taken into custody.
According to Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Paige Newsom, the suspect said that he was tired of his people getting shot by police and nothing happening, so he came to shoot them.

He also reportedly said that the incident was about a war against the government because Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is always sending Mexicans back to Mexico for no reason, and they are the ones here in America doing all the work.

The suspect was charged with Aggravated Assault on a Public Service with a deadly weapon, Possession of a controlled substance, Evading arrest with a vehicle, and Arson, which are all felonies.

The suspect’s name has not been released due to his minor status.

HT: Pete

Memphis Police Director Toney: “We Says Black Lives Matter, At The End Of The Day, We Have To Ask Ourselves, Do All Lives Matter?”

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OMG! Racist!

Via The Blaze:

Speaking to reporters after Officer Sean Bolton was fatally shot during an apparent traffic stop Saturday night, Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong had a message for the community.

“As a community we say so often as a theme — black lives matter. And at the end of the day, we have to ask ourselves, do all lives matter? Regardless of race, creed, color, economic status, what profession that person holds,” Armstrong said. “All lives matter. And this is just a reminder of how dangerous this job is.”

“One life is too many, but how do you put a value on somebody’s life? How do you say one life is more important than another,” Armstrong said later during the press conference. “So, again, what we need more than anything right now is just your prayers again for this MPD family as well as this officer’s family.”

Police say the white 33-year-old officer was shot multiple times during an apparent traffic stop and had been with the department since 2010. Armstrong said they received a call to report the shooting from a citizen who used a police radio.

Hillary Clinton Building Pant Suit Army? Offers Supporters Ability To Become Card Carrying Members….

C’mon, all the cool kids are doing it.

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Islamic Militant Wraps Wife In Suicide Bomb Belt Following Argument…

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Because, why not?

Via Gulf News:

A militant Egyptian man wrapped an explosive belt around his wife’s waist after she threatened to report him to police, a local newspaper said on Saturday.

The woman, wearing the belt, went on foot to a police station near her house in the working-class area of Embaba north of Cairo, and requested help, the privately owned newspaper Al Masry Al Youm reported, quoting a security source.

Police escorted the woman to an uninhabited area where explosives experts defused the belt.

“The belt had highly explosive materials linked to an SIM card to be detonated through a remote controller,” the source said./blockquote>

Ben Carson Has To Defend Saying “Of Course All Lives Matter”…

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Not buying into the squirrel movement.

Via The Hill

Presidential candidate and former neurosurgeon Ben Carson said Sunday that the “Black Lives Matter” controversy is “political correctness going amuck.”

“Of course all lives matter,” Carson, an African American, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Carson on Sunday defended his remarks during a rally last week, when he reportedly said, “Of course all lives matter. I don’t want to get into it, it’s so silly.”

Carson said he does not recall calling the “movement” silly.

“What I called silly is political correctness going amuck. That’s what’s silly,” he said.

At the same time, Carson said, “of course we should be very concerned about what’s going on, particularly in our inner cities.”

“It’s a crime, you know, for a young black man, the most likely cause of death is homicide. That is a huge problem that we need to address in a very serious way,” he added.

“The vast majority of police are very good people. Are there bad apples? Of course,” he continued. “But if you hire a plumber and he does a bad job, do you say all plumbers are bad? Let’s go out and kill them? I don’t think we do that,” he said.

“We need to be a little more mature, but certainly in cases where police are doing things that are inappropriate, I think we ought to investigate those promptly and justice should be swift,” he said.

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Hundreds Gather At Stone Mountain, GA For Pro-Confederate Flag Rally…

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Peacefully exercising their First Amendment rights.

Via WSBTV

Both pro and anti-Confederate battle flag activists went head to head at Stone Mountain Park Saturday.

At issue: whether the Confederate flag and the mountain’s carving of Confederate figures of the Civil War should be removed from Stone Mountain Park.

“I’m here to stand up for America,” Confederate flag supporter Mike Mulligan, of Loganville, said.

Mulligan was one of more than 200 people to participate in the flag rally, which at times got heated.

“Everybody is trying to make it about slavery now and it wasn’t,” Mulligan said.

Not everyone agrees.

“I think it negates half about what it represents,” Tyler Leah, of Atlanta, said. “You can say it’s about Southern pride and keeping the South, but it’s also about keeping slavery in it.”

Freya Powell and her family told Channel 2’s Audrey Washington they drove from southwest Atlanta to show support.

“I don’t agree that the flag should come down,” Powell said. “Yes, I’m African-American, but this is history and that’s why we’re supporting it.”

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Nigerian Troops Rescue 178 People, Mostly Children, Kill Large Number Of Boko Haram

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Feel good story of the day.

Via Fox News:

Nigerian troops rescued 178 people from Boko Haram in attacks that destroyed several camps of the Islamic extremists in the northeast of the country, an army statement said Sunday.

Spokesman Col. Tukur Gusau said that 101 of those freed are children, along with 67 women and 10 men.

The Nigerian Air Force reported killing “a large number” of militants in repelling an attack on Bitta village, 50 kilometers (30 miles) southwest of the army operations that took place around Bama, 70 kilometers (45 miles) southeast of Maiduguri city. Maiduguri is the birthplace of Boko Haram and the capital of northeastern Borno state.

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Taco Bell Worker Fired For Writing ‘Pig’ On Cop’s Order…

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Employee gets the boot.

Via The Blaze:

After a Kansas police officer and his fiancee picked up their to-go order from a Taco Bell in Newton on Saturday night, the couple experienced quite a shock.

The word “PIG” was penned in what appears to be black marker on at least two of their items.

The couple told KAKE-TV they called and spoke to the manager on duty, who said they could bring back the five soft tacos and get new ones. When the couple told the manager they couldn’t return since they were both working, she said she would arrange to get their money refunded and food remade.

But on Sunday Taco Bell told KAKE they’ve done one better and fired the employee who left the nasty notes.

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HT: Perry

Wonder What Someone Would Look Like If She Tried To Swallow Crack While Being Arrested?

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Classic.

Via Daily Mail:

A woman who was wanted for theft tried to eat and swallow crack cocaine while being arrested by officers.

Linda Blank, 48, was stopped by detectives on Cleveland Street near Dewey Avenue in Douglas, Georgia.

Following her arrest she provided a striking mug shot, in which she looks somewhat dazed and confused.

After stopping her on the street, officers discovered that Blank was wanted for probation violation and for theft – and they started to arrest her.

She then tried to swallow a small amount of crack cocaine while she was being apprehended.

An arrest warrant states that officers were able to stop Blank from swallowing the drugs and took them from her, according to WALB.

She has been charged with possession of cocaine.

Sunday Smile: Firefighters Return Act Of Kindness After Server Buys Them Breakfast For Battling A 12 Hour Fire…

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Warning: May make you cry harder than an onion cutter.

Via The Blaze

A server at a New Jersey diner picked up the tab for a pair of firefighters late last month when she overheard the two discuss how hungry they were after fighting a large warehouse fire for 12 hours without stopping to eat.

The two men, who had stopped at 130 Diner in Delran following a long day battling the New Brunswick blaze, asked server Liz Woodward, 24, to bring them the largest cups of coffee she had, TODAY reported.

According to one of the firefighters who posted about what happened online, Woodward “overheard” them talking over breakfast.[…]

But the story didn’t stop there.

Young soon learned that Woodward’s father was quadriplegic and that she was trying to raise money to purchase him a wheelchair-accessible van. The firefighter knew he had to help.

“Turns out, the young lady who gave us a free meal is really the one that could use the help,” he wrote online.

Young provided a link to the 24-year-old’s online fundraiser for her disabled dad. The fundraiser took off and more than $68,000 has since been donated, far more than the initial $17,000 goal.

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HT: Kat

Murder Suspect Identified In Killing Of Memphis Cop, Still On Loose

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Get this *&%*

Via Breaking 911:

MEMPHIS, Tennessee — A manhunt continues for a suspect who fatally shot a Memphis police officer during a traffic stop on Saturday night, according to officials.

The gunman, 29-Year-Old Tremaine Wilbourn, is considered Armed & Dangerous. A massive manhunt is ongoing.

Earlier, a person of interest turned himself in. Police believe he was at the scene of the shooting but was not the gunman.

Wilburn has a warrant for his arrest for a count of first-degree murder.

City council offering a $10,000 reward for this man and U.S. Marshals are offering $10,000 as well. City officials said other agencies may offer a similar reward.

More: At approximately 9:18 pm Communications was alerted by a citizen through one of our officer’s radios that an officer had been shot in the area of Perkins and Cottonwood. Once officers arrived on the scene they located a MPD Officer who had been shot during what appeared to be a traffic stop.

The officer, 33-year-old Sean Bolton, was transported in critical condition but was later pronounced deceased due to multiple gunshot wounds.

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Obama Unleashes Flying Monkeys Community Organizers To Push Iran Nuclear Deal…

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#NuclearIranMatters

Via IJ Review

In a move that could be interpreted as a sign that votes might be getting hard to come by for his nuclear deal with Iran, President Obama is doing what he does best to try to rally support in Congress: He’s enlisting grassroots community groups to apply pressure on wavering politicians.

According to Time, the former community organizer inspired his troops in a conference call Thursday:

“You guys have to get more active and loud and involved and informed,” Obama said on conference call Thursday. Obama challenged the organizers to take an approach opposite what organizers took when Congress was mulling whether or not to authorize the Iraq War. His frustration with that effort, he said, was in the fact that everyone got “loud and active when it was too late.”

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