Viva Bernie Sanders: Excites Crowd In Iowa While Touting Socialism…

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Bernie would be at home in Venezuela.

Via WDAM

Hundreds gathered in Davenport on Friday to hear from a string of presidential candidates.

Some now officially kicking off their campaigns in the Hawkeye State, including U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, and the grassroots fan base he’s already building.

Just days into his presidential campaign, and Sanders knows how to bring a crowd.

“What we have got to do is to create an economy that works for all of us, not just the top 1 percent,” Sanders says.

On Thursday, more than 500 people packed the Rogalski Center at Saint Ambrose University.

They were cheering as the Vermont senator attacked big business, and billionaires.

“The issue of wealth and income inequality is the great moral issue of our time, the great economic issue of our time,” he declared.

Sanders is seeking the Democratic nomination, but has long been a political independent.

“Climate change is real. It is caused by human activity. It is already bringing devastation to parts of America and throughout the world,” he said.

He also touted plans for tuition-free college, and universal healthcare.

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Pics From The Circus With Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby And Family As Ringmasters

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Milking the situation for political gain…the audience was pretty sparse, though…

Via Baltimore Sun:

What a busy few weeks Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has had.

She appeared onstage with Prince. Sat down for an interview with Vogue.

And, of course, she made national news by pressing charges against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a severe spinal injury while in police custody.

Now Mosby and her husband, City Councilman Nick Mosby, are about to be guest ringmasters for the UniverSoul Circus.

The couple is also slated to accept the “UniverSoul Circus Community Service Award for their commitment to the well-being of the Baltimore community” at Friday afternoon’s performance, according to a press release from the circus.

The theme for this year’s performance is “Your life matters.” The circus opens today and runs through June 7 at Security Square Mall.

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Prosecutor Asks Court To Correct Judge’s Alleged Errors On Cleveland Officer Verdict…

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Prosecutor thought he had a slam dunk case and lost.

Via Reuters

An Ohio prosecutor on Friday asked a state appeals court to correct legal errors made by a judge who found a Cleveland officer not guilty in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and woman after a high-speed car chase in 2012.

Timothy McGinty of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office filed the motion highlighting “egregious” mistakes in Judge John O’Donnell’s ruling last Saturday that cleared officer Michael Brelo in the shooting deaths of Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell.

The filing comes amid a national outcry against police violence towards minorities, following a series of high-profile police killings of unarmed black men around the country that prompted waves of protest.

McGinty said in the document that prosecutors could not contest Brelo’s acquittal but maintained that O’Donnell’s errors needed to be remedied.

“If the errors in the verdict’s legal statements and reasoning are left uncorrected, the future administration of justice in this county is compromised,” McGinty said in a copy of the filing published on the website of the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper.

O’Donnell could not be immediately reached for comment, according to the Plain Dealer.

McGinty argued that O’Donnell applied a “unique and imaginative theory” when finding it impossible to determine whether Brelo fired the fatal shots, and also erred in applying the law around whether an officer’s use of force is justified.

McGinty said O’Donnell also considered the wrong lesser offense in the case.

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Rio To Allow Transgender Inmates To Choose Between Male Or Female Prisons

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Via Yahoo:

Transgender inmates jailed in Rio de Janeiro’s penitentiaries will be able to choose incarceration in prisons for men or women, a first for Brazil.

The new rules were approved Friday by the state of Rio de Janeiro’s department of prisons.

“It is treatment with dignity. It shows respect for this population,” the head of the state prison system, Colonel Erir Ribeiro, was quoted as saying by the newspaper O Globo.
The new measures drew praise from gay rights advocacy organization Rio Without Homophobia.

“This is progress for LGBT rights in the prisons. Over the past 30 years, there have been innumerable recorded cases of discrimination,” said Claudio Nascimento, the organization’s director.

He told Globo that lesbians would remain in women’s prisons “as a security measure to prevent their being victims of rape in units occupied by men,” but transvestites and transsexuals will be allowed to choose whether to be interned in a facility for men or women.

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Islamic State Gaining Support In Africa And Asia…

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The war on climate change is not part of the battle plan for ISIS.

Via Times of Israel

A growing number of extremist groups from Africa to southeast Asia are shifting their allegiance to the Islamic State group, leading to greater risks for “cross-pollination” among conflicts beyond Syria and Iraq, the head of Interpol said Friday.

Juergen Stock cited this shift as an emerging trend at a UN Security Council meeting along with changing travel methods being used by foreign fighters seeking to join groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaeda.

Stock was a keynote speaker at a meeting attended by half a dozen ministers including US Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to assess progress in implementing a US-sponsored resolution adopted last September requiring all countries to prevent the recruitment and transport of would-be foreign fighters preparing to join extremist groups.

On Friday, the Security Council adopted a presidential statement calling for a significant increase in border controls, improved cooperation at all levels “including preventing terrorists from exploiting technology, communications and resources.”

Johnson said the United States will be developing a new passenger data-screening and analysis system within the next 12 months which will be made available to the international community at no cost for both commercial and government organizations to use.

In a report obtained by The Associated Press on April 1, the panel of experts monitoring UN sanctions against al-Qaeda said the number of fighters leaving home to join al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group in Iraq, Syria and other countries has spiked to more than 25,000 from over 100 nations. The panel said its analysis indicated the number of “foreign terrorist fighters” worldwide increased by 71 percent between mid-2014 and March 2015.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said most are young men motivated by extremist ideologies but he called for an examination of the reasons why more women and girls are joining the groups as well. He said he plans to present a plan of action to prevent violent extremism to the General Assembly later this year.

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Anti-Muslim Rally Organizer Says He’s Going Into Hiding Over Death Threats

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Via NY Daily News:

The ex-Marine who organized an anti-Muslim rally outside the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix Friday evening said he’s going into hiding after receiving several death threats.

“This is proof tyranny is in America,” said Jon Ritzheimer, revealing he’s come under siege since taking to Facebook to organize the event.

Up to 500 protesters gathered in 100-degree heat — some clutching assault rifles, American flags and placards — in the latest flashpoint in the U.S. anti-Islam movement.

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Fort Benning Shooting Involved A Stolen Car Chase By The Owner…

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Local populace acting out. Update to this previous story.

Via Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

One of two cars that ran through an unauthorized exit point at Fort Benning Thursday was stolen before shots were fired and authorities searched for up to five suspects.

No one was injured in the 2:25 p.m. shooting but residents of Patton Village were ordered to be vigilant while members of the Department of Emergency Services arrested one suspect and joined Columbus Police Department to search the area.

According to the Columbus Police Department, Cletus Richardson reported a 2005 Jeep Cherokee stolen about 4:35 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of Northstar Drive.

Richardson, 47, was driving through Fort Benning in another vehicle on Thursday. He spotted the stolen Jeep and a chase ensued, according to Columbus Police Capt. Gordon Griswould.

Traveling at a high rate of speed, both vehicles went through an exit point on Sand Hill where tires on both vehicles were flattened by the “tiger teeth,” according to Gary Jones, director of public affairs for the Maneuver Center of Excellence. Both vehicles continued toward the new elementary school construction near Patton Village. Three to five men left the first vehicle and ran into the wood line. That’s when shots are believed to have been fired.

Richardson, the driver of the chase vehicle, was taken into custody. A handgun was found in each of the vehicles.

Griswould said the owner attempted to keep up with the stolen vehicle when he followed it onto the post. “He stayed in the vehicle after the actions occurred on the post,” he said.

Griswould said no other suspects have been caught in connection with the shooting on post. “We have been coordinating with Fort Benning,” he said.

Jones said authorities gave the “all clear” notice about 6:45 p.m., and didn’t believe that any suspects were still on post.

“Law enforcement had done a pretty thorough search and they were pretty convinced that they headed back over the border to Columbus,” he said. “They just didn’t know that for a fact. We are telling people to be cautious. For all intents and purposes, everything is back to normal now.”

Detroit Begins Shutting Off Access To Water For People Delinquent In Paying Water Bills Again

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Incoming Occupy Wall St sanctimony …

Via Fusion.net:

The City of Detroit began shutting off water access to residents behind on payments Tuesday, with thousands at risk of losing access.

According to the Detroit Free Press, 64,769 delinquent residential customers owe the city’s water department a combined $48.9 million.

That figure tops the estimated 41,000 individuals who Food and Water Watch (FWW), an advocacy group, says lacked any water as of January (there is likely overlap between the groups).

The city started sending out shut-off warnings May 11. According to the Free Press, Mayor Mike Duggan is proceeding with the shutoff orders over the wishes of city council members, who voted on May 12 to freeze the shutoff until an assistance plan to help affected residents was enacted.

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Canada To Strip Citizenship Of Dual-National Terror Convicts…

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Need immediate deportation and no appeals.

Via Omaha Com

Canada can revoke the Canadian citizenship of dual nationals convicted of terrorism or other high crimes under a controversial new law.

The law, which went into effect Friday, would revoke citizenship for anyone found guilty of terrorism, treason and spying for a foreign government.

The rules would also apply to dual citizens who take up arms against Canada by fighting in a foreign army or joining an international terrorist organization.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been ramping up anti-terrorism measures ahead of a federal election in October.

The new law has met with strong public criticism, and two Ontario lawyers have already launched a court case arguing it is unconstitutional.

University Feminist Group Vandalizes Fraternity On The Eve Of Graduation Weekend

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Via TheDC:

On the night of Thursday, May 21 as numerous alumni and families of soon-to-be graduates crowded the Wesleyan University campus, a student feminist group vandalized the house and lawn of Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) fraternity to publicly protest the chapter’s existence on campus.

After a slew of sexual assault scandals involving Greek life, Wesleyan administration ordered all fraternities to admit women as members. If they refused, they would get kicked out of their residence and lose their right to function as a student organization.

“With equity and inclusion in mind,” Wesleyan President Michael Roth wrote in an email to the student body in September 2014. “Women as well as men must be full members and well-represented in the body and leadership of the organization.”

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Open And Transparent Obama Wants Patriot Act Extended To Track The “Lone-Wolf”…

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A ‘Draw Mohammed’ event would smoke out the ‘lone wolves”.

Via Washington Examiner

President Obama and other administration officials put on a full-court public press Friday to get the Senate to extend expiring provisions of the Patriot Act.

While citing specific benefits of two provisions, they said the “lone-wolf” provision facilating surveillance of individuals unaffiliated with known terror networks was critical even though it has never been used.

“Sunday at midnight, a whole bunch of authorities that we use in order to prevent terrorist attacks in this country expire,” Obama told reporters from the Oval Office after meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The House-passed USA Freedom Act “not only continues authorities that currently exist and are not controversial — for example, the capacity of the FBI or other law enforcement agencies to use what’s called a ‘roving wiretap’ …Those authorities would be continued.”

“What the USA Freedom Act also does is it reforms the bulk data collection program of significant concern and that I promised we could reform,” Obama said, without mentioning the benefits of the lone-wolf provision.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest confirmed the lone-wolf provision had never been used, echoing the intelligence community and lawmakers who support the USA Freedom Act, he said that as the potential grows for unaffiliated people egged on by the Islamic State and other radical Islamic groups to launch attacks, the authority is needed.

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FAIL: Communist Agitators In Cleveland Carry Banner Decrying Police Murder With Woman On It Not Killed By Police

As we’ve noted on the blog before, Revolutionary Communists are all over Black Lives Matter events.  This is example however shows little they truly care about victims of police shootings.  One name is as good as another right?

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby Sticks With ‘Carlos Danger’ Twitter Hacking Excuse…

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Only selected tweets were hacked. Update to this previous story.

Via The Daily Caller

Despite growing skepticism that her personal Twitter account was hacked by someone who randomly “favorited” two controversial tweets, the office of Baltimore City state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby is sticking to its story.

“She said she did not favorite those, so she took the necessary measures to make sure her account is secure,” Mosby spokeswoman Rochelle Ritchie told The Daily Caller on Friday.

On Wednesday, TheDC reported that Mosby seemingly favorited two May 6 tweets from her personal Twitter account. One tweet called the officers charged in the Freddie Gray case “those 6 THUG cops.” The other tweet praised Mosby’s handling of the case and asserted that she “INFURIATES a certain kind of white person.”[…]

After TheDC’s report, Fox’s Megyn Kelly reported that Mosby claimed she did not favorite the tweets and instead that her account was hacked.

But the so-called Twittershpere wasn’t buying it.

Users of the social media platform said Mosby was lying about the hack. Many compared the excuse to one offered by Anthony Weiner, the former Democratic congressman from New York who was forced to admit he lied in 2011 about someone hacking his account to send a racy photo to a 21-year-old woman.

Mosby has no solid evidence that her account was hacked, and she has been able to access her account without a hitch. She apparently assumed that a hack occurred because the tweets had been favorited and also because the Baltimore City state’s attorney Twitter account was hacked last week.

“We don’t know exactly when the account was hacked,” Ritchie told TheDC of Mosby’s personal account.

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Martin O’Malley Announces White House Bid, Praises Baltimore Rioting As “Everything Supposed To Mean To Be American”

Classic, his launch video didn’t work initially:

CENTCOM Channels Marie Harf And Baghdad Bob: Islamic State Still On ‘Defensive’…

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The Obama regime’s foreign policy is working!

Via Stars and Stripes

CENTCOM on Friday downplayed a rash of Islamic State attacks in the Middle East, again maintaining that the hardline Islamist group remains on the defensive.

Col. Pat Ryder, a CENTCOM spokesman, said a twin car-bombing that killed 15 people late Thursday in Baghdad shows the Islamic State has only a limited capability to attack the Iraqi capital. He said a bombing Friday at a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia may not have been carried out by the Islamic State.

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for both the Baghdad bombings and the Saudi attack, the second against a Shiite mosque in the kingdom in a week. Four people were killed in the Friday Saudi blast.

Despite the IS claim, Ryder told reporters at the Pentagon that it was unclear who was responsible and that some militants claim affiliation with the Islamic State simply because it’s the “popular terrorist group of the month.”

On May 15, Marine Brig. Gen. Thomas Weidley, chief of staff of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, told Pentagon reporters that “we firmly believe (IS) is on the defensive throughout Iraq and Syria.” As he spoke, the Islamic State was launching a major attack on the Iraqi city of Ramadi, which well within two days after the Iraqi army fled the city.

That triggered an outcry from critics in Congress and elsewhere that the U.S. military was sugar-coating the situation in Iraq.

Critics have also expressed growing skepticism over the effectiveness of the U.S. air campaign and the overall war effort that began in August to degrade and destroy the Islamic State.

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Official: DOD Sent Live Anthrax To Multiple Places In U.S., 22 People May Have Been Exposed To Live Anthrax At S. Korean Base

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Via: Fox News:

Twenty-two people “may have been exposed” to an anthrax sample sent to a U.S. Air Force base in South Korea and are being treated, a senior defense official told Fox News — in the latest “precautionary measure” being taken after the Defense Department’s “inadvertent” shipment of live anthrax samples.

Those samples were sent to as many as nine states, as well as Osan Air Base in South Korea, over the course of a year.

The 22 people now being treated in South Korea are in addition to the four people being treated for “post-exposure” in the U.S. after receiving anthrax spores.

“There are no suspected cases of anthrax infection,” said Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren.

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While Baltimore Burns, Obama To Meet With Lynch Following International Soccer’s FIFA Arrests…

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Obama does have a soccer foreign policy, thanks to ESPN.

Via The Hill

President Obama will meet Friday with Attorney General Loretta Lynch following a blockbuster indictment of nine officials from FIFA, international soccer’s powerful governing body.

The arrests Wednesday brought Lynch worldwide attention just one month after she was sworn in as Obama’s top law enforcement official.

Lynch played a central role in the years-long investigation. It was spearheaded by the U.S. attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York, which Lynch led for five years before being tapped as attorney general.

The meeting also comes as Obama looks to Lynch to defend two major pieces of his domestic legacy from legal threats.

The president’s deportation relief programs face an uncertain future after a federal appeals court declined to lift a court order blocking them from taking effect.

In a sign the administration is resigned to a lengthy legal battle, the Justice Department decided not make an emergency request to lift the order. Instead, it will focus on appealing the legal merits of the injunction, a process that may take longer but the administration believes will result in a more certain legal outcome for the programs.

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Menendez: Obama’s Cuba Decision Misguided And Dangerous

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Via The Hill:

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) slammed the Obama administration on Friday for removing Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, calling the decision “dangerous and misguided.”

“This dangerous and misguided policy is resulting in the U.S. conceding on bedrock values, while Cuba is only more intransigent and uncompromising in its disrespect for universal values and freedoms,” Menendez said in a statement. “It is terribly disconcerting that the list of unilateral concessions by the Obama Administration continues to grow without any signs of reciprocity from a despotic and reinvigorated Castro regime.”

The Obama administration on Friday formally dropped Cuba from the state sponsors of terrorism list after more than three decades, paving the way for normalized relations between Cuba and the United States.
The president’s move was long expected, with the administration required to give Congress a 45-day review period.

Menendez is a leading critic of the administration’s Cuba policy, including its decision to try to normalize relations. Until earlier this year, the New Jersey Democrat was the ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, but he temporarily stepped aside as he battles charges of bribery and fraud.

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Patriot Act Provisions Set To Expire At Midnight Tomorrow Unless Renewed By Congress

Via Fox News:

The Obama administration warned Friday that a bundle of terror-fighting surveillance tools will expire at midnight Sunday unless Congress acts to renew Patriot Act provisions — putting pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to break the impasse over the issue.

The Senate deadlocked last weekend on a string of proposals meant to keep the provisions running past the end-of-the-month deadline. McConnell is calling the Senate back into session on Sunday, “to make every effort to provide the intelligence community with the tools it needs to combat terror,” spokesman Don Stewart said Friday.

But that session leaves just hours until the deadline, and it’s not clear whether any solution is in reach.

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Islamists Threaten Protest At Phoenix Mosque, “Kuffar Blood Will Spill”

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Perhaps that’s one of the reason many of the protesters are carrying. That and the Garland event being attacked by members of this mosque in Phoenix. Check the protest, now ongoing.

Via Breitbart:

Breitbart News previously reported that former Marine Jon Ritzheimer and fellow bikers will be holding a “Draw Muhammad” contest Friday night at 6 p.m. Islamists now warn participants not to bring their children with them if they love them, promising blood spill if Muhammad is drawn.

According to Gateway Pundit, “Islamists have promised to murder the attendees [at the contest] tonight in Phoenix.”

GP shows screenshots of various tweets from @DAWLATNAH–some with an ISIS flag avatar and others with an Islamic cleric avatar.

One tweet, sent May 28 at 10:14 pm from an account that has since been suspended, says, “WARNING IF U LOVE UR CHILDREN DONT BRING THEM IN THE EVENT TODAY THE WILL SPLIT OF BLOOD IN THE EVENT OF MUHAMMAD SAW DRAWINGS.”

Another tweet that was sent on May 28 from an acount that has also been suspended says, “WHO EVER LOVE HER OR HIS CHILD DONT TAKE THEM IN THE EVENT WE PROMISE U WE WILL DRINK UR BLOOD.”

A separate Twitter account named Shariah Will Rule tweeted, “If an attack happens at that contest and loads of people die you brought upon yourselves, I won’t care in the slightest.” And from that same account: “You stupid kuffar clearly did not take from the Charlie Hebdo attacks. You guys are truly deaf, dumb & blind.”

Rally organizer Jon Ritzheimer’s home address has been published and his family threatened.