A Houston police officer handed another man a speeding ticket and probably didn’t realize that the offender he was citing was also a cop. What this ticket-receiving officer noticed on his paper slip though has led to a department-wide investigation.
KHOU-TV believes it uncovered a ticket scheme in which Houston officers include the name of another witness officer who was not actually present. This later results in overtime pay when the officer has to appear in court. (Photo credit: Shutterstock)
Rick Perry, fresh off his 2nd Amendment rights being stripped, has taken the stage to fan the flames of domestic panic over the terrorist group known as ISIS. He’s not alone, however, as Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has also jumped on the bandwagon following the brutal and barbaric beheading of American journalist James Foley this week.
They need to be eliminated, and they need to be eliminated now,” Texas Gov. Rick Perry said of the growing threat of the Islamic State, a “terrorist army” formerly known as ISIS rampaging through Iraq.
The Real “Dirty Wars” in the Horn of Africa by Thomas C. Mountain
When award winning journalist Jeremy Scahill landed at Mogadishu’s International Airport in the summer of 2011 Somalia was in the midst of its worst drought and famine in 60 years. Yet when Mr. Scahill reported on his visit he seemed blissfully unaware of the hundreds of Somalis that were starving to death every day not very many miles from the hotel where he was staying.
Guardian article casting doubt on claim by lone Hamas official that Hamas kidnapped the three settlers.Submitted by AtlantaIconoclast on Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:03
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/21/hamas-kidnappin.... Link to an article that casts doubt on the claim by the only Hamas official (he is in Turkey by the way, not Gaza) to claim credit for the kidnapping of the three settlers. And regardless, Israel had killed scores of Palestinians in the weeks prior to the kidnapping. So this claim does not show that Israel was only defending itself.
If the police are supposed to protect us from the bad guys, then who is supposed to protect us from the cops?
The people of Oklahoma City can rest a bit easier tonight because an alleged sexual predator has been arrested and is now off the streets. The accused sexual deviant, Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, is a three-year veteran of the Oklahoma City Police Department. The twenty-seven-year-old was arrested Thursday afternoon on complaints of rape, forcible oral sodomy, sexual battery, and indecent exposure. He is being held in the Oklahoma County jail with his bail being set at $5 million.
by Nick Gillespie | The Daily Beast
A new kind of politics is being born in the discussion over race and militarized policing in Ferguson.
Just two weeks ago, The New York Times Magazine had the temerity to ask, “Has the Libertarian Moment Finally Arrived?” Among the evidence that America is becoming more socially tolerant, fiscally responsible, and interested in shaking things up: rapid increases in the acceptance of gay marriage, pot legalization, and other forms of self-expression; wariness toward our bipartisan interventionist foreign policy; widespread outrage at governmental invasions of privacy; continued antipathy toward Obamacare and declining approval ratings of Congress; and a general lack of belief that spending more money is going to fix the country anytime soon.
The usual grab bag of pundits invested in the political status quo was quick to dismiss the question. Of course there’s no libertarian moment, huffed Democratic and Republican partisans. Yet if you want more evidence that a libertarian moment is gathering in contemporary America—and that it is fundamentally a pre-political, pre-partisan impulse with the potential to seriously alter existing conversations and coalitions—look no further than Ferguson, Missouri, where a tragically delayed discussion about police militarization and race that has finally captured the public imagination.
Matt Vespa | Aug 20, 2014
There may be a glimmer of hope for the Millennial Generation – my generation – when it comes to attitudes about government and the welfare state. In 2008, young Americans got drunk on Barack Obama. I mean, insanely drunk over Mr. Hope and Change, who bamboozled them not once, but twice. So, it should come as no surprise that after Obamacare’s disastrous rollout and the president’s ineffectiveness as a leader that a majority of young Americans would support recalling him from office.
Ouch! But, so what if they agree to this? They're still hopelessly liberal on everything, right? Emily Ekins at Reason says not so much, especially once millennials become employed and, you know, start making money:
Millennials also become more fiscally conservative as they age, make more money, and learn they will become responsible for paying for things. In fact majorities begin to oppose income redistribution and increased spending on financial assistance to the poor, and support for government guarantees drops once millennials start making between $40K-60K a year. Moreover, as they roll off their parents' health insurance policies and begin paying for their own, they no longer are willing to pay more for insurance even "if it helped provide health insurance coverage for the uninsured," flipping from 57 percent in support to 59 percent opposed.
Map of Operations, August 10-20, 2014 – Created by Kot Ivanov
English Version Created by Anthony Hartin
Jewish Harvard Grad Busted for Trolling Blogs with "Anti-Semitic" postings. False flag "Anti-Semitism"!Submitted by AtlantaIconoclast on Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:24
He posted vicious "anti Semitic" messages on various blogs, to make the pro Palestinian cause look hateful against "the Jews."
Great article detailing how he was caught. The Zionist apologists are quite shameless, eh?
Here are some other examples worth watching: Jewish Americans caught faking hate crimes!
It’s tempting to think that Paul’s Guatemala trip was for political expedience, but history shows otherwise.
Eighteen years ago the then-full-time ophthalmologist performed eye surgery pro-bono for two Guatemalan brothers, Juan and Andres Hernandez. The nonprofit group Children of the Americas brought the brothers, along with other children from Guatemala, to Kentucky so they could receive the vision-restoring surgery.
Ron Paul issues 11 second video asking for declassification of 9/11 documents.
Warmonger Extraordinaire Dick Cheney Says If We Don't Go To War With IS It'll Be Like Foley Video Multiplied "By A Million."Submitted by gfreeman on Thu, 08/21/2014 - 15:34
While a Politico is not generally a good place to get non-partisan info, there is the occasional gem. Like this article, in which Dick Cheney criticizes Obama's foreign policy towards the ISIS/ISIL/IS and recommends we engage in military action against ISIS/ISIL/IS.
Articles like these are important, because they serve to reveal potential motive, and help to support alternative viewpoints in regards to the truth about what is happening in the world. There have already been several sources that have claimed ISIS is a creation of the CIA, designed to take down anti-Western dictatorships, all the while remaining under the thumb of their American masters, so that after a dictatorship is overthrown, we take rebels by surprise, then turn on them, destroy them, and take over the area for ourselves.
The addition of Dick Cheney's wholehearted endorsement of war, as well as his use of fear generated from the Foley video, really serves to emphasize the point that IS is a creation of the American government, in the latest effort to secure the region for themselves.
This past weekend Texas Governor Rick Perry – our old friend from our days of live tweeting every GOP debate in 2012 – was indicted on charges that he abused his official capacity as governor and of coercion of a public servant. I don’t intend to dwell on the charges themselves. Rick Perry may be corrupt, but it’s hard to imagine he’s much more corrupt than your average “public servant”, and considering the overall coercive nature of our present governmental system, it seems odd to focus on the specific actions of one governor.
Anthony L. Fisher | Aug. 20, 2014
As noted here on Hit & Run last week and on FiveThirtyEight.com yesterday, there is no comprehensive national database of shootings by police. Though academics like David Klinger and Jim Fisher have been on the case for years, there hasn't been a coordinated effort to compile all the necessary data into one place, until now. ||| Ben Re / FoterBen Re / Foter
As part of its coverage of the unrest in Ferguson, MO, following the police shooting death of unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, Deadspin, the hugely popular Gawker Media-affiliated sports and pop culture website, is asking its readers to help crowdsource information on police shootings from 2011-2013.
For a few hours today, they were allowing their readers to update a Google doc spreadsheet, which proved unwieldly due to a limit on the number of concurrent users accessing the doc. They have since moved to soliciting info via a submission form on the site.