Friday afternoon news dump.
Friday afternoon news dump.
Makes you wonder if the attackers knew Stevens would be there when they attacked…
WASHINGTON — Eighteen months before his murder in the 2012 Benghazi attack, US Ambassador Christopher Stevens was so worried about security in Libya that he was considering leaving the country, according to newly released Hillary Clinton emails.
An email sent to the then-secretary of state’s private account with “high” importance described the shelling and snipers surrounding Stevens, who was then serving as special envoy.
“The situation in [the Libyan town of] Ajdabiyah has worsened to the point where Stevens is considering departure from Benghazi,” said an April 10, 2011, email obtained Thursday by The New York Times.
“The envoy’s delegation is currently doing a phased checkout . . . He will monitor the situation to see if it deteriorates further, but no decision has been made about departure. He will wait 2-3 more hours, then revisit the decision on departure.”
Ultimately, Stevens stayed and became ambassador to Libya after the death of dictator Moammar Khadafy.
He and three other Americans were killed in an attack on the US Benghazi outpost Sept. 11, 2012.
The Times published about a third of the 850 pages of emails from Clinton’s private server that were turned over to a House committee investigating the Benghazi attack.
One member of the Benghazi committee questioned how Clinton could exchange information about Stevens’ whereabouts using her own account.
Shockingly, college students like these dolts are a large portion of the Dem/Obama’s base.
Via Campus Reform:
Students and visitors at the University of Colorado think John Boehner (R-Ohio) is responsible for Deflategate and should resign “immediately,” according to a series of interviews conducted on the Boulder campus.
The video, which promotes this summer’s Western Conservative Summit, presented students with a non-sequitur asking if they believe John Boehner, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, should be forced to resign over the totally unrelated “Deflategate” incident in which the New England Patriots allegedly underinflated AFC championship game footballs.
“Uum…I think so, I think you just gotta keep it fair,” one girl answered when asked if Boehner should resign.
“Personally, I don’t think he’s [John Boehner] responsible for Tom Brady’s actions, and I don’t know if he was involved. They need to do a little bit more investigation [sic].”
Science begs to differ.
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Piedmont Middle School’s annual “Diversity Day,” included Cuban music, dance, jazz, hip-hop, and a transgender man who grew up a girl in Southern California.
Volunteers helped to organize the event and some parents brought foods representing their cultures while students were rotated through the classrooms to hear 16 speakers “representing different races, disabilities and sexual orientations.”
The driving force behind the annual celebration is the combined effort of Piedmont art teacher Kim Lipkin and film class teacher, Anne Smith, according to San Jose Mercury News.
It was in Lipkin’s classroom that students heard the story of Ali Cannon, a transgender man who grew up a girl in Southern California.
“Cannon talked about his journey, including feelings that he was different, rejection and ostracism by other girls in middle school and his final decision to change his gender.”
“We think of boys and girls in terms of biology, what’s between your legs,” Cannon said, “when gender is really a lot more than what your genitalia are. People identify all along the spectrum of what they feel inside.”
I’m sure it didn’t and wouldn’t influence any decision she would make…
The Clinton Foundation reported Thursday that it has received as much as $26.4 million in previously undisclosed payments from major corporations, universities, foreign sources and other groups.
Thursday’s disclosure is one of a number of instances in recent weeks in which the foundation has acknowledged that it received funding from sources not disclosed on its Web site.
The ethics agreement was reached between the foundation and the Obama administration to provide additional transparency and avoid potential conflicts of interest with Hillary Clinton’s appointment as secretary of state.
The agreement placed restrictions on foreign government donations, for instance, but the foundation revealed in February that it had violated the limits at one point by taking $500,000 from Algeria.
Yeah, but we’re still winning.
The FBI arrested two men in Southern California, including one at Los Angeles International Airport, on suspicion of terrorism related charges, law enforcement officials told NBC News.
The two men, who were unarmed, are suspected of planning to travel abroad to join ISIS, sources said. One man was arrested at LAX, the other in Orange County.
There was never any local public safety threat, sources told NBC news.
The FBI, in connection with the joint terrorism task force, also served at least two search warrants in connection with the case.
Like a number of recent cases, the sources said the unarmed suspects fit a pattern of individuals who have been recruited by ISIS as foreign fighters, particularly through social media propaganda.
“I blame global warming” – Barack Obama
Just another rich white guilt-ridden lib.
Mild? Even he doesn’t believe that.
OG Pant Suits has the gangsta rap vote locked up now that 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg endorsed her in the same week.
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton is dominating the hip-hop primary.
The Democratic front-runner locked in another rapper’s endorsement, with 50 Cent proclaiming “It’s Hillary time” in an interview with the Daily Beast published Thursday.
The rapper, actor and entrepreneur said he respected Clinton’s positions as well as her decision to stand by President Bill Clinton after his affair with Monica Lewinsky.
“Things happen at points, and her seeing past that made her human to me,” he said. “It made that love between her and Bill real to me. When you make other people feel different because of what they’ve conditioned themselves to feel about the subject, it made me look at her and think she’s made life choices that she’s willing to stand by.”
The hip-hop mogul is the latest rapper to throw his weight behind Clinton.
Snoop Dogg said earlier this week on Bravo that he’ll be backing Clinton “to have a woman speaking from a global perspective as far as representing America.”
Identified for being involved in crime by leaving DNA on the pizza he ordered while torturing and killing the family…
Via Daily Mail:
Police have captured the man suspected of torturing and killing a wealthy family and their housekeeper before setting their mansion alight a week ago.
Daron Wint, 34, is wanted in the murders of American Iron Works CEO Savvas Savopoulos, his wife Amy, 10-year-old son Philip and housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa, who were all found murdered in their Washington D.C. home on May 14.
The dramatic arrest just before 11.30pm on Thursday came after US Marshals located Wint at a Howard Johnson Inn hotel close to Route 1 in Northeast DC, police told Daily Mail Online.
When they moved in to arrest him they discovered he had just left in a white Chevrolet Cruze with two women, the Washington Post reported. One of the women was driving.
That vehicle was traveling with a Ford box truck carrying two men, including his brother. The truck was allegedly filled with $10,000 cash.
Despite my fondness for spelling and gramatical errors, I really did attend school as a young chimp, they even wrote a book about it.
One might not think the picture of some 7th graders making gun signs with their fingers to be so unusual or worthy of comment.
But these students are actually doing something quite brave and supportive of the First Amendment, in addition to the Second Amendment.
In present day school climate. where students have faced unreasonable discipline for playing with toy guns made out of pop tarts, having pictures of guns, and yes, even finger guns, such acts take on a courageous nature.
We also note that the young man second from the right is CJ Pearson, a 7th grade Conservative from Georgia, who we’ve reported on in the past. Conservative and not afraid to show it, CJ seems to have found partners in supporting the Constitution.
Good show, guys!
Obama grants amnesty to another ‘bear’…
Via Daily Caller:
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) knew last year that an illegal alien California camp counselor known as “Papa Bear” was being investigated on child molestation and child pornography charges but did nothing about it, Iowa U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley claims in a letter sent to DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson on Wednesday.
Edgar Covarrubias-Padilla was arrested May 7 and charged with four felonies including child molestation and the distribution of child pornography. According to local news reports, authorities believe that Covarrubias-Padilla also produced child pornography.
What race-baiting builds, murder and violence has spiked since Freddie Gray.
Via Baltimore Sun:
Police are struggling to stop violence in West Baltimore, where officers have been routinely surrounded by dozens of people, video cameras and hostility while doing basic police work since the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Wednesday.
The Western District, the site of Gray’s arrest and the epicenter of the protests and rioting that followed his death, has seen the majority of the city’s recent shootings and homicides, which are coming faster than they have in eight years.
In response, Batts said, police are taking measures to re-establish relationships with West Baltimore neighborhoods still angry over Gray’s death April 19, Batts said.
Police have sent in commanders from other districts with experience and contacts in West Baltimore. Backup officers are being sent to routine calls to help protect officers.
“Officers tell me and their supervisors, any time they pull up to respond to a call, they have 30 to 50 people surrounding them,” Batts said. “We have to send in multiple units just to do basic police work, which says we have to work on community engagement.”
The ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ mantra is old and worn out. Update to this previous story.
The man police suspected in the attempted murder of a Berkeley County deputy was identified through a DNA match, and was fatally shot by police after opening fire on them, authorities say.
Jerome Thomas Caldwell, 32, of Mount Pleasant, died after a 10-hour standoff, according to Charleston County Coroner Rae Wooten. Caldwell was pronounced dead at 1:59 p.m., Wooten said.
Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen said at 1:47 p.m. Thursday, Caldwell came out of the rear of the apartment in which he had been holed up since approximately 4 a.m. and fired multiple shots at police officers. The officers returned fire, fatally striking Caldwell, Mullen said.
On Thursday afternoon, Caldwell’s mother said she spoke on the phone to her son while he was inside the apartment and right before he decided to come out. According to the mother, Caldwell, who lived in Mount Pleasant, was in downtown because he was visiting his child in the hospital.
Caldwell’s mother said her son asked her to turn him over to investigators so the family would get the reward money.
Mullen said police negotiators were in contact with Caldwell throughout the day by telephone. Mullen also said shots had been heard inside the apartment throughout the day during those negotiations.
“Throughout these negotiations, there were discussions about shooting police officers, there were discussions about committing suicide, and there were also discussions about several demands that were made,” Mullen said. “As we talked with this individual, our goal was to have him come out peaceably, and this situation end without any incident.”
Mullen reiterated this was preliminary information in a fluid situation.
“There’s been a lot of developments that have occurred, and we are working with SLED,” Mullen said. “They are here on the scene, their crime scene is here, and they will be handling the investigation as we go forward. The police department will continue to cooperate in any way that we can.”
Mullen sent out their sympathies to Caldwell’s family, who he said would be receiving regular updates from police as the investigation continues.
We reported on this earlier, but here’s the video where you see Ted Cruz just completely take apart this reporter who tries to set him up.
Never really followed up on by the police.
Via N.Y. Post:
Josh Duggar, the oldest child on “19 Kids and Counting,” was investigated on claims he molested five minor girls, including his sisters, a bombshell report claims.
According to police documents obtained by In Touch magazine, Josh (who is now a 27-year-old married father of three) was accused of molesting the girls before Springfield, Arkansas, police opened a felony investigation in 2006.
The allegations against Josh, beginning in 2002, include forcible fondling.
The family’s patriarch, Jim Bob, reportedly waited more than a year to contact police after Josh, a minor at the time, confessed to inappropriate touching.
Duggar has apologized and resigned from the Family Research Council:
Via NY Post:
“Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret,” Duggar, now 27, said in a statement to People magazine. “I hurt others, including my family and close friends.”
Wonder why police don’t always believe when a suspect claims injury? Because fakery and resisting is common.
Check the people on the sidewalk noticing him going to the ground. Had the video continued, in the next few minutes you would have seen people start to assemble shouting at the police for abusing him and then the police having to call for back-up to get out of there.