Paul Harvey’s ‘What Is A Policeman’

This was posted by ‘Dirty Jobs’ Mike Rowe today, not sure when Harvey made it.

Trump Has Surged To Nearly 40 Percent In Alabama Poll

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Via Daily Caller:

Front-runner Donald Trump has surged to nearly 40-percent in the latest Alabama Republican primary poll.

From Aug. 29 – Sep. 1, Gravis Marketing asked 1,616 participants, “assuming you had to vote today, which 2016 GOP Candidate would you vote for?” Trump garnered an astonishing 38 percent, effectively matching the percentage received by the other candidates combined (38.8). In the last Alabama poll, Trump was supported by 30 percent of voters, and the real estate mogul’s eight point boost could possibly be attributed to his recent trip to Mobile (38.8).

Ben Carson is the only other candidate to break double-digits (16.7). He and Trump are currently tied at 23-percent in Iowa.

Additionally, Trump set high marks among voters aged 18-49 (42.1) and voters self-identifying as Democrats (28.1).

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Chicago Has Deadliest Day In Over A Decade: 9 Killed, 12 Wounded

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Just a Chicago summer day.

Via Chicago Tribune:

A teen in a park on the West Side. Two men in their 30s in Uptown on the North Side. A woman in her 20s in the South Side’s Morgan Park neighborhood.

Chicago’s most recent spasm of violence touched all corners of the city.

On Wednesday alone, eight people were shot to death in homicides. A ninth victim — an 11-year-old boy — died of an apparent accidental shooting.

That marked the most homicides in a single day in Chicago in more than a decade, according to a Tribune analysis of department data. The worst previous day occurred July 5, 2003, when Chicago saw 10 homicides, the analysis found.

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Why The Community Treasured Slain Officer ‘G.I. Joe’ Gliniewicz

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R.I.P. good sir.

Via Chicago Tribune:

They wanted to be like him.

Aspiring police officers who signed up for the Fox Lake Explorers program found a mentor and inspiration in Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, a cop’s cop and an Army vet who was killed in the line of duty Tuesday.

This homicide in a suburb of 10,000-plus residents reminds us, in the midst of an intense national conversation about policing that we as a nation have been having for a year, that to serve as a cop is to put yourself at risk even on the most routine of days.

All of us should focus now on what happened to Joe Gliniewicz, and on why his community treasured him as an extraordinary cop.

On routine patrol at 7:52 a.m., Gliniewicz radioed that he was checking out suspicious activity, and at 7:55 that he was pursuing suspects on foot. Then silence. Backup officers arrived at 8:01 and, at 8:09, found him in a swampy area near U.S. Highway 12, where he’d been shot. He died at the scene.

In the chaotic hours that followed, hundreds of officers from all over searched for three suspects, described only as one black, two white. And the citizens of Fox Lake took measure of their loss. The most moving testimonials came from the young men and women who trained under Gliniewicz in the Explorers.

“He was a fearless leader,” said 17-year-old Devan Arbay, captain of Post 300. “All the Explorers, even throughout Illinois, knew him really well.”

Gliniewicz founded the local program shortly after joining the police force 30 years ago and spent countless hours showing youngsters what it takes to be a cop.

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Why There’s Ground Zero Steel In West Point Class Rings

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Sounds like the class of 2016 knows where the fight will be.

Via NY Post:

When graduates of West Point’s Class of 2016 go into their years of service as officers of the Army, they will be wearing something no other cadets have worn before — class rings that include steel from the World Trade Center.

It hasn’t received mention in the press. But it was movingly noted Friday in the introduction of the commandant of cadets, Brig. Gen. John Thomson III, at the military academy’s annual ring memorial ceremony.

What a cure for the cynicism of a cynical age. It’s at the ring ceremony that seniors — known as “firsties” — get their rings, which become a physical link between future officers and the West Point graduates who went before.

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Mob Surrounds Officer Trying To Make Arrest, Assaults Him And Chants Death Threats

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Mobs surrounding cops, even attempting to de-arrest suspects has become another common situation with which police have to deal.

Via Breitbart:

Two women in Madison, Wisconsin were arrested Wednesday night after punching and threatening to kill a police officer who was responding to a 911 call about a nearby street brawl.

Within minutes of arriving on the scene, police said the officer attempted to arrest a woman he saw punch a man in the face but was quickly overwhelmed by a mob of people chanting anti-police slurs, including “We need to start killing these officers.”

Police said Nanyamka N. James, 20, attacked the officer in an attempt to free her mother, Latonya B. James, 40, WISCTV reported. The mother grabbed the officer by the throat and punched him in the face, according to a Madison Police Department press release.

One witness told police that they heard the mother repeatedly threatening to kill the officer.

The mother was arrested for battery to a law enforcement officer, possession of pepper spray, and resisting arrest, according to the Madison Police. Nanyamka N. James, who is on parole, was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Man Shoots Himself While Taking Selfies With A Gun

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Selfie and gun don’t mix…

Via Click2Houston:

A man posing with a gun and taking selfies was killed when the gun went off and struck him in southwest Houston, police said.

Family members said the victim is 19-year-old Deleon Alonso Smith.

Investigators said Smith was taking selfies with a gun at an apartment in the 9800 block of Forum Park Drive and Bissonnet around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday when the gun accidentally went off, shooting the 19-year-old in the throat and killing him.

“It’s the worst feeling in my life,” said the victim’s uncle Eric Douglas.

“It’s a numb feeling. It’s still unbelievable. Yesterday was my birthday and he came to wish me happy birthday, and now this kind of news,” said Smith’s grandmother Alma Douglas.

Family members said Smith has two young children and was starting college Wednesday.

Investigators said Smith’s cousin was in the apartment but in another room when it happened. The cousin told police they found the gun earlier Tuesday, but investigators are working to find out where.

Police said Smith believed the gun was unloaded at the time.

No charges have been filed.

Six Passengers Arrested By FBI For ‘Interference With Flight Crew’ After Southwest Plane Declares Level 1 Threat

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Probe? Or following in the footsteps of the racist-screaming ‘Diet Coke’ Muslim lady?

Via Dallas Morning News:

FBI special agent T. Scott Hendricks has filed an affidavit explaining why Southwest Airlines diverted a San Diego-Chicago flight to Amarillo late Monday and booted six passengers off the flight.

The six, said to be members of a San Diego area soccer team, were subsequently arrested and charged with “interference with a flight crew and abetting.”

Basically, according to Hendricks per Southwest, the passengers -Khalid Yohana, 19; Wasim Imad Shaker, 23; Essa Solaqa, 20; Ghazwan Assad Shaba, 21; Jonathan Khalid Petras, 20; and Saiman Hermez, 19- were refusing orders from the flight attendants, challenging their authority and being mean to other passengers.

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HT: Blue Sky

Cleveland Woman Takes Part-Time Job Helping Others Enroll In Obamacare, Loses Insurance Coverage In The Process…

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The bill has passed and you are finding out what isn’t in it.

Via Cleveland Com:

You could excuse Gwendolyn Harris for thinking she was finally getting some breathing room.

The 51-year-old Clevelander has a $9-an-hour-job in the health care industry and Medicaid coverage. Then she took on another job, working part time helping people enroll in health insurance.

Harris said she never thought helping others get coverage could affect her own care. But that’s exactly what happened.

The part-time job at Universal Health Care Action Network put her above Medicaid’s income threshold, and therefore ineligible for coverage.

“You know, I’ve heard people say it’s better just to stay poor,” Harris said. “But that’s not the solution. That is not the solution for me.”

Gov. John Kasich’s administration, which has expanded Medicaid coverage, has also encouraged people to pursue jobs and get off the government rolls. In that sense, Harris is a success story — until you consider what happened next.

She began to look for subsidized insurance under the Affordable Care Act, the federal law that has expanded coverage to millions of Americans. Harris said she has a chronic health condition that is going to require surgery soon, so she wanted to find something comprehensive.

What she found under Ohio’s options was a plan with $405 monthly premium, a $2,000 deductible, and a maximum of $6,600 in out-of-pocket costs. The government subsidy brought the total premium down to $334 a month, but she said the discount is not enough to make it affordable.

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Breaking: 3 People Shot, 1 Killed In Shooting At Sacramento City College

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento City College is on lockdown following a shooting that left one person dead and two people injured.
The shooting was reported to police just before 4 p.m. and happened on campus near the baseball field.

Three people were shot, one fatally, according to a statement from the Sacramento Fire Department. The condition of injured victims is unknown; however, one of the victims was reportedly shot four times.

Multiple police units are at the school searching for the suspect who is described as a Pacific Islander. He is shirtless and wearing cargo shorts.

The suspect is being connected to a shooting that also happened Thursday afternoon off Gerber Road. That victim was leaving home for work when he was shot through the windshield.

Police Officer Shot Up His Own Car And Set In On Fire In Millis, MA

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This caused a manhunt yesterday after the claim.

MILLIS — The Millis police officer who claimed he was fired upon by a man in a pickup truck on Wednesday fabricated his account, will be fired, and likely will face criminal charges, Millis police said Thursday.

The officer’s report triggered a massive response of heavily armed police officers who conducted an hours-long search for a suspect. The town closed its public schools Thursday as a precaution after the police dragnet on Wednesday.

The officer was driving a marked police SUV when, he said, he was fired upon by a white man in a pickup truck, which forced him to drive his SUV off the road and into a tree, where the vehicle caught on fire. He claimed he had fired back at the suspect.

But Millis police said Thursday the officer, whom they declined to identify, shot up the marked cruiser himself.

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IT Person Who Set Up Hillary’s Private Server Was Paid With Taxpayer Dollars, Will Plead The Fifth During Testimony

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Gee, why the need to plead the Fifth, if everything you did was above board? Hmm….

Via Daily Mail:

The IT specialist who set up Hillary Clinton’s controversial private email was paid with taxpayer dollars after he helped the former Secretary of State skirt the law.

And Bryan Pagliano is finding his own words could be coming back to bite him. ‘Some things that look like good ideas…may actually have bad consequences,’ he told an IT webinar last year.

Pagliano, 39, was taken on by the State Department when Clinton was appointed the nation’s top diplomat in 2009. He had previously worked for her presidential campaign.

Now the married father of two, says he will plead the Fifth Amendment to prevent him testifying to Congress about his work at Clinton’s home in Chappaqua, NY.

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Look Who’s Teaming Up: Black Lives Matter Pairs With CAIR To ‘Shut Down’ CA Gov Jerry Brown’s Office

BLM has a significant Muslim contingent, many with hatred of Israel and support for extremists such as Hamas.

Via Breitbart:

Occupiers from Black Lives Matter and the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) descended upon California’s capitol Wednesday by the hundreds, demanding state legislators pass a new bill on racial profiling, and calling on Governor Jerry Brown to sign it.

Senate Floor Analysis notes that the bill, AB 952, would require peace officers conducting “stops” to begin reporting the “perceived race or ethnicity, gender, and approximate age of the person stopped.”

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Trains Stopped And Passengers Trapped In Calais When Migrants Storm A London-Bound Eurostar Train

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The migrants were trying to make it on the train thru the Chunnel to London.

Via Daily Mail:

Chaotic scenes and 16 hour delays hit London-bound Eurostar services overnight as migrants climbed on to the roof of an 186mph train and attempted to break into train carriages.

Passengers on board one train stranded near Calais are understood to have threatened to smash the windows after a power outage left the sweltering carriage in total darkness for five hours.

The power failure also saw those on board left without air conditioning and unable to communicate with Eurostar staff before the stricken train eventually returned to Paris.

As they searched in vain for the migrants, Eurostar staff went as far as making the bizarre move of appealing to passengers to listen out for the sound of movement on the roofs of the trains.

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This was an earlier attempt to storm the fences to be able to reach the Chunnel and get from France to the U.K.:

Europe In Chaos As Hundreds Of Thousands Of Migrants Flood In

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Imagine 104,460 in Germany in the last month alone, with many pouring in from Syria.

Via Daily Mail:

Europe’s migrant crisis escalated last night as border controls were reintroduced and Germany admitted it could no longer cope with the influx.

Berlin had sought to criticise others – including Britain – for not taking in enough refugees after it announced it would no longer deport those coming from Syria.

But the EU’s passport-free travel zone was on the brink of collapse after Germany was forced to ask Italy to tighten border controls.

As tensions between European leaders unable to agree on how to handle the crisis simmered, Slovakia’s foreign minister Miroslav Lajcak said the Schengen Agreement removing border checks between 26 European countries has fallen apart.

Last night, as the numbers crossing into Germany reached nearly 150 per hour, it asked Italy to impose identification checks at Brennero, on the border with Austria, to ease the flow.

An unprecedented surge of migrants has been trying to get to the country after Berlin last week began accepting asylum claims from Syrian refugees regardless of where they entered the EU.

It has caused chaos across eastern Europe as authorities have struggled to cope with the vast numbers who, as undocumented migrants, are theoretically barred from travelling across the EU. Figures released yesterday showed a record 104,460 asylum seekers arrived in Germany last month.

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Trump Signs The Pledge Not To Run Third Party And To Support Republican Nominee If He Doesn’t Win

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So can’t use that against him now.

Via Daily Mail:

Donald Trump ruled out a third-party run for president on Thursday, announcing in the lobby of his landmark Trump Tower in New York that ‘I will be totally pledging my allegiance to the Republican Party and to the conservative principles for which it stands.’

‘I have signed the pledge,’ he told journalists and supporters.

Trump’s press conference followed an afternoon meeting with Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee.

His campaign announced the event after the RNC began circulating a pledge to its 2016 presidential candidates that would commit them to supporting the party’s eventual 2016 nominee.

It also requires them to forgo a third-party bid if they should come up short in the party primary races.

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Hillary Sending Out “Mystery Boxes” To Supporters

Server hard drive?

Video: College Student Claims To Have Found World’s Only Racist Soap Dispenser

Sigh…

The Number Of Trees On Earth May Surprise You

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Or it may bore you?

Via ABC:

How many trees are there on Earth? It’s the ultimate estimation game, but a group of Yale researchers believe they have arrived at the most precise answer yet.

There are 3.04 trillion trees on Earth — nearly eight times as many as was previously thought, according to the study, which was released in the journal Nature. Scientists who worked on the study relied on satellite imagery, forest inventories and supercomputers to help map the number of trees on Earth down to the square-kilometer level.

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Clinton Aides Say 2016 Bid Hurt By Email Scandal

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Duh

Via Washington Post:

Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to more fully address questions about her use of a private email server as secretary of state starting this month, part of an acknowledgment by her campaign that her presidential bid has been hurt by the heavy focus on the controversy over the summer.

“We’ve had some headwinds particularly around the email question,” said Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. “There’s been a lot of noise that’s made it more difficult to break through.”

On Friday, Clinton will sit down for an interview with MSNBC — the third national television interview of her four-month presidential campaign.

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