And yet, it is normal in the President’s hometown of Chicago. As we reported yesterday, as of November 23, there have been 2703 shootings which resulted in 440 deaths year-to date in the heavily gun-controlled city. Yet those earn virtually no words from Obama. Why does he only comment on shootings or people that he thinks he can use as a political club?
President Of Portland Lewis & Clark College Denounced For Not being … Clairvoyant, Bows To Students Demands…
He has the backbone of Jell-O.
Via The College Fix:
Lewis & Clark College, a small, private college in Portland, Oregon, played host to one of the latest student demand inanities just before the Thanksgiving holiday.
Students “occupied” President Barry Glassner’s office until, natch, he agreed to their orders, which include acknowledging that the college “is built on land taken from Native Americans.”
He also must make note that the school “honors slave owners, appropriates Native American culture in some of its art and architecture and asserts the legacy of Anglo-American white supremacy.”
One of the catalysts for the event was the alleged attack of an African student on campus.
And get this: Glassner is being ripped by the occupiers for not being a (mis)fortune teller. They want him to apologize for not being on campus during the student’s assault.
That, and he needs to offer a mea culpa for not “speak[ing] out about the incident promptly enough after it happened.”
(Glassner was in Washington DC at the time but returned to the college early after hearing of the incident.)
Tanguy Muvuna, the assaulted African student, claims that three white guys suddenly appeared as he was walking back to his dorm shortly after stepping out for a walk. They proceeded to call him the N-word and rough him up with one of the assailants stating “You are going to die tonight.”
Muvana claims that one of the attackers had tried to pour some sort of liquid into his mouth “from a small bottle.” When he finally broke free from the trio and got back to his dorm, he put his finger down his throat to induce vomiting because he was “unsure what the liquid was he swallowed.”
Now here is where the story causes the proverbial eyebrow to get raised. Muvana, from Rwanda, says he contacted police immediately, but refused to go to the hospital.
Colorado Springs Shooter: Prior Arrests, No Political, Religious Extreme Views Reported, Voter Registration Unaffiliated, Gender Listed As ‘Female’…
The accused Colorado Planned Parenthood shooter lived in a cabin without electricity or running water deep in the mountains of North Carolina and was previously investigated for domestic abuse, animal cruelty and Peeping Tom accusations, his neighbor said.
Robert Lewis Dear — who surrendered Friday afternoon, five hours after he allegedly barricaded himself inside the Colorado Springs clinic — mostly kept to himself, said James Russell, who lived close to Dear on Black Mountain.
But when the 57-year-old did speak, he was scatter-brained and rambled, he said.
“If you talked to him, nothing with him was very cognitive — topics all over place,” Russell said, adding that Dear never commented on religion or abortion.
His voter registration shows that he had no party affiliation, listed as ‘UAF’ for unaffiliated. And, strangely, it lists him as ‘female’.
Not so tough now huh?
Via Daily Mail:
Dressed in civilian clothing, the prisoner appears to have had his hands bound behind his back and his eyes covered with a makeshift blindfold.
His painful wailing noises gain no sympathy from his captors, thought to be members of the Kurdish Peshmerga.
The Kurdish flag can be seen flying on its pole in the background but the desert landscape of the location remains unknown.
Too many competing protests.
Walmart workers were scarce at the much-hyped Black Friday protests against the retailer’s wages and employment policies. Even protesters who didn’t work at the stores were hard to find.
An estimated 50 people showed up at a store in East Green Brush, N.Y., to protest the firing of Walmart employee Thomas Smith earlier this month. Thomas was allegedly let go for redeeming $2 worth of cans and bottles left behind in a shopping cart. Walmart said he was fired because Smith had failed to disclose his prior criminal history when he was hired, a claim Thomas disputed.
A group of about two dozen people delivered a petition to a Walmart store in downtown D.C. calling for higher wages, judging from photos of the event. According to a company spokesman, “one or two” store employees took part in the protest, although nobody at that location was involved. The event was over well before noon.
Reports of other protests were hard to find on newswires, and visits to other Washington-area stores showed no protest activity of any kind.
CONTAINS NAUGHTY LANGUAGE…
He forgot to the leave the shiny side out when he made his tinfoil hat. Update to this story.
Via NY Daily News:
The man who jumped the fence at the White House on Thanksgiving left a suicide note that included a “Star Wars” reference with friends and told his mother she may not see him again.
Joseph Caputo, 22, was apprehended by Secret Service agents after running onto the North Lawn while President Obama and his family were celebrating the holiday. As a result, the White House was put into lockdown. Caputo was charged with unlawful entry.
Caputo had been staying with friends in Virginia and left them a note saying he wanted to die on Nov. 26, court documents show. Caputo also left an audio message for his mother and prepared a will.
“Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around us who transform into the Force,” read his note, which includes a “Star Wars” reference.
The Connecticut resident, who appeared in court on Friday, will undergo a psychiatric exam.[…]
“Civil disobedience is not our problem,” Caputo quoted the late social activist Howard Zinn. “Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders … and millions have been killed because of this obedience … Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves … (and) the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.”
He also shared a “We Are Change” photo about Syria which claimed that ISIS “is a joint creation of the CIA, MOSSAD and the UK as a weapon of FEAR to be used against the global public in order to forcibly gain public support through fearmongering for an invasion of Syria.”
Rest in peace, good sir.
Via NY Times:
Garrett Swasey, 44, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs police officer who was shot and killed while responding to a shooting at a Planned Parenthood office, was described by his fellow church members and friends as a courageous man and loving father who drew strength and inspiration from his Christian faith.
He was married, with two young children, and had been on the campus police force for six years. He also spent seven years as a co-pastor at Hope Chapel in Colorado Springs. “Here’s a guy who worked full time as a police officer, and then gave a great amount of time to his local church and didn’t get a dime for it,” said Scott Dontanville, a co-pastor who knew Officer Swasey for 15 years. “He did it because it was the thing that he felt he needed to do.”
Kurt Aichele, a co-pastor at the church and a close friend, said Officer Swasey was once a nationally ranked figure skater and ice dancer and moved to Colorado Springs years ago to train.
Twilight zone time, France requested help from the Germans.
Germany decided Thursday it could no longer stay on the sidelines of the fight against Islamic State, announcing plans to send Tornado jets and a warship to aid the new international military alliance set on crushing the Islamic State.
The decision to send between four and six reconnaissance jets along with the carrier was made at a meeting on Thursday of senior ministers in Berlin.
The meeting was called by Chancellor Angela Merkel after she agreed at talks with French President Francois Hollande the night before to step up military help in the international fight to defeat the Islamic State.
The planned military action was a necessary strike against the militant terrorists, Merkel told a meeting of lawmakers from her conservative Christian Democrats and their Bavarian-based Christian Social Union allies.
According to media reports, Paris had wanted the Tornados to provide reconnaissance backup for the French military mission against Islamic State, which has claimed responsibility for a night of terrorist attacks in Paris earlier this month that left 130 dead.
Merkel called the meeting in Berlin – which also included Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel and Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen – to consider Germany’s military role in the planned anti-Islamic State coalition being forged by Hollande.
Staying out of the coalition was not an option for Germany if the country wants to keep the terrorist threat at bay, von der Leyen said.
“Everyone can see that the problems will come our way if we don’t take care of them in a timely fashion,” she said. “If we want to fight terrorism and the reasons people are fleeing, then we have to do so locally.”
Still not clear that Planned Parenthood was target. The parking lot where the shooting began was between two buildings which housed multiple entities including Planned Parenthood.
Via Fox News:
The gunman in Friday’s shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood Friday was identified by Colorado Springs police Saturday as Robert L. Dear.
Police said Dear is 57. They also released a mug photo.
The shooter is from North Carolina, an unidentified law enforcement official told AP. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak about the ongoing investigation.
Three people, including one police officer, were killed in Friday’s attack. The gunman was taken into custody after an hours-long standoff and shootout. Authorities have yet to determine a motive behind the shooting or whether the gunman had any connection to Planned Parenthood.
The University of Colorado in Colorado Springs police department identified the officer killed as Garrett Swasey, 44, a six-year veteran of the force. Nine other people, including five police officers, were shot and are in good condition, police said.
President Obama reacted to the shooting in a statement Saturday that demanded more gun controls.
“If we truly care about this — if we’re going to offer up our thoughts and prayers again, for God knows how many times, with a truly clean conscience — then we have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them,” Obama said.
Via Fox News:
Mortars lit up the dawn sky when they were fired on a United Nations base in the northern Mali city of Kidal early Saturday, killing at least three people.
The attack came eight days after Islamic extremists attacked a luxury hotel further south in the capital, Bamako, in which 20 people were killed.
Two U.N. peacekeepers and a contractor were killed in the Saturday assault in Kidal that also injured 20 people, leaving four in serious condition, said Olivier Salgado, spokesman for the U.N. mission in Mali.
Guinea’s Ministry of Defense said two of its soldiers were killed.
A Kidal resident said about six shells were fired by attackers at dawn.
We use the term ‘Black Lives Matter’ as sort of an overall descriptor of the protesters. Yet there are actually multiple subset groups within that bigger categorization. One of them, the Black Youth Project 100, was one of the organizers of these protests in Chicago.
The officer who shot Laquan McDonald has been charged with murder. So what is it they are looking for with their protests? Do their list of demands ask to talk about and resolve questions about the handling of this particular case? Is it to seek to talk with those in Chicago to address police reforms? Not so much…
BYP100 organizes for the liberation of ALL Black people. In the wake of the release of the video showing the execution of Laquan McDonald, we are poised to continue our organizing across the United States. It is OUR duty to FIGHT for our freedom.
Here’s what we want:
We demand all local, state and federal budgets to defund the police and invest those dollars and resources in Black futures.
We want reparations for chattel slavery, Jim Crow and mass incarceration.
We want to end all profit from so-called “criminal justice” punishment – both public and private.
We want a guaranteed income for all, living wages, a federal jobs program, and freedom from discrimination for all workers.
We want the labor of Black transgender and cisgender women (unseen and seen, unpaid and paid) to be valued and supported, not criminalized and marginalized.
We want investments in Black communities that promote economic sustainability and eliminate the displacement of our people.
Elsewhere, the Black Youth Project makes it even more clear:
News broke today that Officer Van Dyke will be charged with murder. And, while this is a step in the right direction, it still doesn’t do the work of charging the systems of oppression in this country with genocide.
Laquan McDonald, Sandra Bland, Blake Brockington, Islan Nettles, Rekia Boyd, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and so many others are not individual cases that should be reduced to the conditions of their deaths. They are not singular random cases amidst a usually equitable society. They are Black and brown people whose lives were systematically erased and eradicated by White Supremacy in the United States. This is where we should focus. Period.
As we’ve stated previously, it’s never about the individual case or what the facts actually are. The issue is never the issue. The issue is always how to bring the ‘system’ down, whatever the vehicle.
Their purpose is not resolution, but pumping up the chaos. Here’s a picture as they decline meeting with the Mayor. You can see the director Charlene Carruthers in this picture, as well as Lamon Reccord, the teen who was blowing whistles and screaming in the face of the police.
National Abortion Federation President Vicki Saporta Blames Planned Parenthood Videos For Colorado Springs Shooting…
The shooter’s motivation has not yet been reported but they’re already off to the races, with a side of trying to defend Planned Parenthood selling baby parts thrown in…
Via NY Daily News:
A series of videos attempting to discredit Planned Parenthood ignited a wave of threats, arson and protests against the medical clinics and culminated in a deadly shooting in Colorado, pro-choice activists believe.
The two manipulated videos released by the Center for Medical Progress show what appears to be Planned Parenthood employees with its Denver facility discussing the harvesting of fetal tissue for science — and being reimbursed for it — increased threats against clinics that both offer abortions and those that do not.
The covert videos captured by undercover pro-life activists accused Planned Parenthood of profiting from abortions. The group stopped accepting reimbursement funds for fetal tissue as a result.
“There has been a direct correlation in the release of these videos and these threats,” National Abortion Federation president Vicki Saporta told the Daily News hours after a deadly attack killed two civilians and a police officer at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs.
Two Palestinians Ram Cars Into Israeli Troops Who Return Fire, Sending Terrorists To Land Of 72 Virgins…
Don’t bring a car to a gun fight.
Via Yahoo News:
Two Palestinians rammed their cars into Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank on Friday, injuring seven, before being killed, raising this week’s death toll from Palestinian-Israeli violence to 11.
Meanwhile, dozens of Palestinians were wounded by Israeli army gunfire, one seriously, during clashes in the West Bank and along the Gaza Strip’s border with the Jewish state.
In the first attack, a Palestinian drove into two soldiers at a bus station near Kfar Adumim settlement, northeast of Jerusalem, and was shot dead, police said.
Police identified him as Fadi Hassib, from Ramallah, whose brother was shot dead on Sunday after ramming his car into Israelis before charging at them with a knife.
Israel’s Magen David Adom emergency medical service said the two soldiers hit Friday were taken to hospital in Jerusalem with light to moderate injuries.
A senior police officer said the assailant got out of his car and started to run before he was shot dead by a civilian.
Several hours later, another Palestinian was shot dead after driving his car into a group of soldiers, injuring five close to Beit Ummar settlement near Hebron in the southern West Bank, an army spokesman said.
Via The Blaze:
Teenage viral sensation C.J. Pearson — who became famous for his brash rhetoric blasting President Barack Obama — announced on Friday he would no longer identify as conservative.
In an interview with TheBlaze, C.J. Pearson, who first entered the national media spotlight when his video criticizing Obama went viral in February, said he now identifies more as an independent than a conservative, although he still very much adheres to certain conservative values.
BREAKING: Active Shooter Near Planned Parenthood In Colorado Springs – UPDATE: 3 Cops Injured- UPDATE: Suspect Still On Loose, Media Amend To ‘Near’ Planned Parenthood- UPDATE: Suspect Was Reportedly Shooting At Passing Cars, No Connection To Planned Parenthood So Far Other Than Someone Making 911 Call About Incident…UPDATE: Planned Parenthood Releases Statement On Shooting- UPDATE: Shooter Captured Pic- UPDATE: Three People Killed Inc Police Officer, PP Says No Injuries To Anyone At Planned Parenthood…UPDATE: Officer Was From The University Of Colorado-Colorado Springs Police Department…
Updates to follow.
Fillmore and Centennial shopping center now under a shelter in place status due to an active shooter.
An officer has reportedly been shot in the hand, while police continue their search for a shooting suspect near the Planned Parenthood on Centennial.
Springs police are advising the public to stay away from the Centennial and Fillmore area.
Now, some media are amending their initial reports to say ‘near’, rather than ‘at’ Planned Parenthood. Of course, it’s also near many other stores and businesses, it’s a mall! It’s also not clear whether the shooter has been detained as was earlier noted, as police continue to say the area is not secure and there is a report they are not sure where the shooter is.
According to the NY Times, the gunman was apparently shooting at passing cars. According to the Gazette, the only reported connection so far to the Planned Parenthood is that someone made a call about the incident from the Planned Parenthood, otherwise there is no indication of a connection to Planned Parenthood. Police have reportedly said there is no connection.
Planned Parenthood releases statement on shooting.
Three are reported dead now, including one officer has died. R.I.P.
The people injured and killed may have happened not in the Planned Parenthood, as there were reports of the shooter shooting at police and cars outside in a nearby area. Police indicated this was spread over multiple locations.
University of Colorado-Colorado Springs officer Garrett Swasey, 44, was killed while responding to the active shooter situation.
BLM Protesters Upset Chicago Protests Were Co-opted By ‘Elders’, Like Jesse Jackson, Internal Fights
Jackson really doesn’t want to bring the system down as using the system has paid him well. That’s why the BLM generally don’t like him or Al Sharpton. As the protester notes in the Facebook post above, their aims are at variance with the elders, they don’t want to work to ‘reform’, BLM generally advocates abolition of police.