DUI checkpoint video goes viral

February 28, 2014 by  
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This video has been getting a lot of play and generated a lot of conversation what do you think?

A driver recorded his stop during a DUI checkpoint in Rutherford County, TN and uploaded the video to YouTube. By this evening, just hours after it was posted, it had more than 190,000 views. The driver wrote on his YouTube page that the DUI checkpoint happened in Murfreesboro and the deputy told him “it is okay to take away my freedom.” The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said it is investigating the video. “The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office is reviewing this incident,” spokeswoman Lisa Marchesoni wrote in an email. “We are looking into the matter to determine if there are any policy or procedure violations.” Our sister station, WKRN, attempted to contact the driver who uploaded the video to YouTube. He did not immediately respond.

Tenn. State University Requires Students to Wear Trackable IDs

February 28, 2014 by  
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Beginning Saturday, March 1, students and staff at Tennessee State University will be required to present identification badges at any time that can also track their movements in and out of buildings, according to a local-news report.

 

After a spate of break-ins and vandalism, officials at the university instituted the new ID requirement as a way to ensure safety on campus, a TSU release said.

“Our primary concern is always to provide a safe and healthy environment for all of our students, employees and visitors,” said Dr. Curtis Johnson, associate vice president for administration, who is in charge of Emergency Management. “Safety on our campus is priority number one, and with the new policy we want to ensure that our students, faculty, and staff are safe at all times.”

“Failure to comply with the new policy,” the school said, “may result in employee disciplinary action, student judicial action, or removal from University property.”

Besides being used to access buildings, the IDs can be used as meal cards, to check out library materials, to access computer labs and athletic events, and more.

Via Campus Reform.

Central banker appointed as Prime Minister of Ukraine

February 28, 2014 by  
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Newly appointed Prime Minister of Ukraine and former central banker Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Hang the Bankers

A reshuffled Ukrainian Parliament installed following a coup last week has voted to appoint Arseniy Yatsenyuk as the new prime minister of the country. Yats, as Victoria Nuland, the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. State Department, called him, is a natural choice. He is a millionaire former banker who served as economy minister, foreign minister and parliamentary speaker before Yanukovych took office in 2010. He is a member of Yulie Tymoshenko’s Fatherland Party. Prior to the revolution cooked up by the State Department and executed by ultra-nationalist street thugs, Tymoshenko was incarcerated for embezzlement and other crimes against the people of Ukraine. Now she will be part of the installed government, same as she was after the last orchestrated coup, the Orange Revolution.

Yats will deliver Ukraine to the international bankers. “Ukraine is on the brink of bankruptcy and needs to be saved from collapse — Yatsenyuk has a strong economic background,” Ariel Cohen, senior fellow at the Washington-based Heritage Foundation, told Bloomberg on Wednesday. “Ukraine faces difficult reforms but without them there won’t be a successful future.”

Discussion with the IMF is crucial, US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said earlier this week. In order to cinch the deal, the U.S. government will sweeten the pot. Lew talked with the IMF boss, Christine Lagarde, about Ukraine as he headed back from a globalist confab, the G-20 meeting in Sydney, Australia.

“Secretary Lew informed Managing Director Lagarde that he had spoken earlier in the day with Ukrainian leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk and advised him of the broad support for an international assistance package centered on the IMF, as soon as the transitional Ukrainian government is fully established by the Parliament,” MNI News reported on Monday. “Secretary Lew also noted that he had communicated to Mr. Yatsenyuk the need to quickly begin implementing economic reforms and enter discussions with the IMF following the establishment of the transitional government.”

Ukraine’s story is right out of the IMF playbook. The nation’s corrupt leaders past and present – most notably Tymoshenko, who went to prison for corruption and wholesale thievery – have enriched themselves at the expensive of ordinary Ukrainians.

“Ukraine at the dawn of independence was among the ten most developed countries, and now it drags out a miserable existence,” Communist Party leader Petro Symonenko said last year. The nation’s leaders “signed a memorandum with the International Monetary Fund to meet the requirements of the oligarchs, but on the other hand — to timely pay the interest on the IMF loans and to raise the prices for gas and electricity,” Symonenko said.

The Orange Revolution – initiated by NED, IRI, Soros and the CIA – installed a rogue’s gallery of self-seeking sociopaths who further bankrupted a country already seriously debilitated by corruption.

For the IMF and the financial elite, Ukraine is nothing less than a tantalizing bounty. “Its fertile black soil generated more than one-fourth of Soviet agricultural output, and its farms provided substantial quantities of meat, milk, grain, and vegetables to other republics,” notes ABO, a website covering energy resources. “Likewise, its diversified heavy industry supplied the unique equipment (for example, large diameter pipes) and raw materials to industrial and mining sites (vertical drilling apparatus) in other regions of the former USSR.”

After breaking away from the Soviet Union and declaring independence, it was thought the country would “liberalize” its industry and resources, in other words open them up for privatization by transnational corporations and international banks, but this did not happen quickly enough for the financiers and the corporatists.

 

The Jack Blood Show – February 27 2014

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The Jack Blood Show – February 25 2014

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CT Gun Owners Warned of Confiscation For Not Registering

February 27, 2014 by  
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Anti Gunners are RIGHT – The Feds will not kick down your door and take your guns – UNLESS you do not follow unconstitutional orders to register them etc etc etc….

GunAndShellsAfter tens of thousands of defiant gun owners in Connecticut chose not to register their semi-automatic rifles to comply with a hastily-passed gun control law, the state is now taking some action. Officials are reportedly notifying gun owners who submitted late applications that they have one last chance to get rid of their “illegal” weapons.

State officials did accept some gun registration applications that were submitted after the Jan. 4 deadline, however, not all late applications were accepted, the Journal Inquirer reports.

“But rather than turn that information over to prosecutors, state officials are giving the gun owners a chance to get rid of the weapons and magazines,” the report adds.

So gun owners who actually tried to register their guns and magazines, intentionally late or not, are now on the state’s radar for owning guns that became illegal overnight. Owning an unregistered semi-automatic rifle or high-capacity magazine that was legal prior to Jan. 3 is now a class D felony under the new law.

The Capitalism Institute claims to have obtained a copy of the notarized letters Connecticut officials are sending out to late registration applicants.

While we can’t confirm the authenticity of the letter, the Journal Inquirer, which is a local paper covering North-Central Connecticut, reports the state does hold notarized letters for violators.

As little 15 percent of the now-illegal semi-automatic rifles have actually been registered with the state of Connecticut.

Read more  HERE

One man with a camera Phone Embarrasses entire MD Police Dept

February 27, 2014 by  
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College student: I became target while filming arrest

A chilling video of Maryland police silencing an innocent student who was recording the arrests of two other people has civil libertarians outraged.

The arrests were made at night on the streets of Towson, Maryland. A University of Maryland-Baltimore County student who witnessed the arrests decided to record them using his cell phone. The student, 21-year-old Sergio Gutierrez, was soon approached by officers who objected — wrongly — to his actions.

Gutierrez repeatedly told the officers that he knew he had the right to film them, but the cops were prepared to use any excuse to shut him down. First they told him that he was hampering their investigation, even though he was standing well enough away while the arrests were being made.

Still, the student maintained that he was in the right.“I am allowed to film,” said Gutierrez.

The cops told him that he was diverting their attention and that he had to leave. When Gutierrez persisted, they told him that he would be arrested if he did not stop recording.

“I thought I had freedom of speech here,” he said.

The cop’s answer? “You don’t. You just lost it. Walk away and keep your mouth shut.”

Police shoved Gutierrez, told him to “shut your fucking mouth,” and eventually forced him to leave the area.

Many of the people who watched the video were disturbed by the officers’ behavior. So too was the Baltimore County police department, which has launched an investigation, according to WBALTV-11.

Gutierrez told local news that he was glad he recorded the incident. Police may have acted even worse if they knew the camera was off, he said.

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Greenpeace co-founder: No scientific evidence of man-made global warming

February 27, 2014 by  
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There is no scientific evidence that human activity is causing the planet to warm, according to Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore, who testified in front of a Senate committee on Tuesday.

Moore argued that the current argument that the burning of fossil fuels is driving global warming over the past century lacks scientific evidence. He added that the Earth is in an unusually cold period and some warming would be a good thing.

“There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth’s atmosphere over the past 100 years,” according to Moore’s prepared testimony. “Today, we live in an unusually cold period in the history of life on earth and there is no reason to believe that a warmer climate would be anything but beneficial for humans and the majority of other species.”

“It is important to recognize, in the face of dire predictions about a [two degrees Celsius] rise in global average temperature, that humans are a tropical species,” Moore said. “We evolved at the equator in a climate where freezing weather did not exist. The only reasons we can survive these cold climates are fire, clothing, and housing.”

“It could be said that frost and ice are the enemies of life, except for those relatively few species that have evolved to adapt to freezing temperatures during this Pleistocene Ice Age,” he added. “It is ‘extremely likely’ that a warmer temperature than today’s would be far better than a cooler one.”

Indeed, cold weather is more likely to cause death than warm weather. RealClearScience reported that from “1999 to 2010, a total of 4,563 individuals died from heat, but 7,778 individuals died from the cold.” Only in 2006 did heat-related deaths outnumber cold deaths.

In Britain, 24,000 people are projected to die this winter because they cannot afford to pay their energy bills. Roughly 4.5 million British families are facing “fuel poverty.”

“The fact that we had both higher temperatures and an ice age at a time when CO2 emissions were 10 times higher than they are today fundamentally contradicts the certainty that human-caused CO2 emissions are the main cause of global warming,” Moore said.

Read more: Daily Caller

Secretly recorded conversations between Columbia SC police employees released (a “black ops” plot)

February 27, 2014 by  
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Former Captain David Navarro ( not the rock star – left), and Interim Chief Ruben Santiago (right)

COLUMBIA, SC — Two secretly recorded phone conversations involving the Columbia Police Department’s interim chief do not contain any mention of a “black ops” plot to frame another city official by planting drugs and a gun in his car.

The scheme was alleged by the now-fired captain, David Navarro, and launched a state and federal investigation when he hurled the allegations against interim Chief Ruben Santiago in July 2013.

But the audio recordings do involve profanity-laced conversations among Santiago, Navarro and one other police department employee about strategies for promoting and transferring people within the department, gossip about officers and their concerns about a former chief’s personal problems.

The city of Columbia released the audio recordings late Wednesday afternoon after the FBI and State Law Enforcement Division on Tuesday concluded their investigation into the allegations against Santiago and Santiago’s subsequent accusations against Navarro. They decided to charge neither with a crime.

The city obtained the recordings from investigators who had questions about their contents and also wanted administrators to know what had been discussed among employees, said city manager Teresa Wilson. The recordings were released with SLED’s permission because The State newspaper and several other media outlets had filed Freedom of Information Act requests for documents related to the investigation, Wilson said.

The tapes are part of the FBI and SLED case file on the investigation. There could be more audio recordings once the entire investigative report is released next week by SLED.

Wilson said she has not received the full file and is waiting to review it before deciding her next step. But she told The State newspaper the two recordings are troubling.

“It causes me concern about leadership. Clearly, there’s a standard we hold city employees to, particularly department heads,” Wilson said. “These tapes give me pause and some disappointment when I listen to that type of language and discussions with subordinate employees.”

One recording is a 20-minute taped phone conversation between Santiago and Navarro. In that conversation, the two men begin by talking about their concerns with former Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott’s alleged drinking problem. The conversation then slides into a discussion of a decision made by Scott and Santiago to reassign Navarro to the city’s west region, which covers the Harbison and Irmo areas.

The second recording is a taped conversation among Santiago, Navarro and Bridget Caffery, a crime analyst at the department who resigned last month. Once again, a discussion of Scott’s personal problems leads off the conversation. But the discussion evolves over the course of an hour and a half as they talk about Navarro’s reassignment, relationships with other officers and strategies for Scott, Santiago and Navarro to rise through the ranks of city administration.

Throughout that longer conversation, Santiago talks about wanting Scott to move into an assistant city manager slot at City Hall, in part to relieve the former chief of mounting stress.

“My only motivation for getting him promoted is so that we can reduce the stress level,” Santiago said. “Get him in an area where he can manage things and we can take care of him. There will be less eyes on him, you know, professionally.

“(Expletive) being police chief, you know that,” he continued. “Obviously, I want it if he goes up. That (expletive) us all if some stranger goes up.”

On Wednesday, Scott, now a Richland County sheriff’s deputy, told The State newspaper that it was against the sheriff’s department’s policy to speak to the media without permission from the sheriff or public information officers. He said he would ask the department for permission to speak but didn’t call a reporter back.

In both conversations, it is clear that Navarro was not happy about his new assignment, which would have him supervising patrol officers. He had commanded specialized units such as the drug suppression team.

The conversations also illustrate the once-tight relationship among Santiago, Navarro and Scott, who all had worked together at the Richland County Sheriff’s Department before joining the city’s department when Scott was named chief in 2010. Repeatedly, Santiago and Navarro call each other “brother” and talk about their love for each other and Scott.

But the relationship was splintering, and Navarro was threatening to leave the department because of his new assignment. Navarro said he believed that Scott and Santiago had planned his transfer without his knowledge.

At one point in the second recording, Navarro told Santiago that he would go wherever they wanted.

Santiago asked, “Why you making it feel like it was a bad thing?”

Navarro answered, “I didn’t say it was a bad thing. I said it was handled very, very unprofessionally, though. I never would have done that to you. I never would have done that to Randy, not being part of the (expletive) A-team. The dream team.”

It is unclear when the recordings were made. There was no time stamp on the compact discs provided by the city.

Santiago told The State on Wednesday he could not remember exactly when the conversations were held, but he said they would have taken place more than a year ago. Most likely, they were held in late December 2012 and early January 2013, Santiago said, when Scott took an early retirement and then re-applied for the chief’s job 15 days later. Santiago was running the department in the interim.

In April, Scott went on an unexplained leave of absence and then resigned, citing post-traumatic stress disorder.

While Santiago said he regretted the tapes, he said they support his claims that he never plotted the so-called “black ops” scheme.

When people listen to the recordings, they “will find there were no unethical or unlawful discussions or anything malicious toward anyone,” he said.

But the recordings are not something that Santiago is proud of, either. He said he regretted the foul language.

When asked what the public perception might be when people hear two police commanders hold those discussions with a crime analyst who is not an officer, Santiago said, “There are going to be people out there who are going to see negative where they want to see negative. We’re not talking about sports or anything unrelated to the department.”

As for the goal of moving Scott into an assistant city manager’s position, Santiago said those conversations were being held as former city manager Steve Gantt was retiring. Everyone in the city knew that several assistant city managers were applying for the job and that one of those positions likely would become vacant, Santiago said. He had hoped Scott would apply and be hired to fill that spot and then he could get Scott’s job.

“I had ambitions to be the police chief one day,” Santiago said.

Navarro insisted to The State on Wednesday that his report of a “black ops” plot was true even though 13th Circuit Solicitor Walt Wilkins determined there was insufficient evidence to prosecute Santiago.

“I didn’t make anything up,” Navarro said.

Navarro also said he had not heard either recording and that he did not secretly record anyone’s conversation.

However, he was fired last summer by Wilson, who said he had secretly recorded conversations, spread rumors and failed to report to duty. It is against city policy to secretly record conversations between city employees, Wilson said.

Santiago said Navarro recorded their 20-minute conversation. The recording begins with Navarro’s voice saying to an unidentified person, “Is your phone off? That one. Sitting on your lap.” The next sound is a ring tone and then Santiago answering his phone.

When pressed to answer more questions, Navarro referred a reporter to his attorney, Glenn Walters. However, Walters’ voice mail box was full Wednesday night.

After Navarro’s dismissal, Santiago had asked SLED to investigate the former captain for alleged mishandling of a petty cash fund and for shredding documents. Wilkins also said there was insufficient evidence to prosecute Navarro.

Caffery made the other recording of the three of them, Santiago said.

Efforts to reach Caffery Wednesday were unsuccessful. She resigned last month from the police department.

For months, city officials had hoped that Wilkins’ decision on whether to prosecute anyone would clear the air and allow the police department to move forward and focus on crime fighting.

However, questions remain open, including how forthcoming Santiago and Caffery were with investigators.

On Tuesday, Wilkins said their actions had caused investigators to broaden their scope. He could not prove either had obstructed justice or committed misconduct in office but he was clear that they had not been forthright with investigators.

While Wilkins would not offer more details about their actions, the audio recordings most likely are involved in those accusations.

On Wednesday, Wilson, the city manager, said she had heard one version of the conversation between Navarro and Santiago last summer when the allegations were first raised.

“It turned out that the investigators ended up bringing us an extended version of that tape,” she said.

Read more here: The State

Rights Group ‘Outraged’ After Director (A former Gitmo Detainee) Arrested on Suspicion of Terrorism

February 27, 2014 by  
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Rights Group ‘Outraged’ After Director Arrested on Suspicion of Terrorism
 
25 Feb 2014 A British human rights group expressed “outrage” today after one of its high-profile directors, former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg, was arrested in London on suspicion of terrorist activity in Syria. “We are disgusted that Moazzam Begg is being re-traumatized with the same guilt by association accusations that resulted in his unlawful incarceration in Guantanamo Bay. We fully support our colleague and see his arrest as politically motivated and as part of a campaign to criminalize legitimate activism,” Asim Qureshi, a senior official at CAGE, said in a statement.

 

Ex-Guantanamo Prisoner Arrested on Suspicion of Terrorism 25 Feb 2014 A former Guantanamo Bay detainee who has written a book about his time in Gitmo and campaigned for the rights of terrorism suspects was arrested today on suspicion of attending a terrorist training camp and involvement in terrorism in Syria, British police told ABC News. Moazzam Begg was arrested by specialist counter-terrorism police in the city of Birmingham, England, in an operation stemming from  unspecified intelligence. Two other men and a woman were arrested in the operation and suspected of “facilitating terrorism overseas,” according to police who say there was no immediate risk to public safety. None of the four have been charged.

 

Government set to make payments to former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Moazzam Begg 25 Feb 2014 Birmingham Guantanamo Bay detainee prisoner Moazzam Begg is set to receive a compensation payout totalling millions of pounds from the British government. Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke said details of the out-of-court settlement to around a dozen UK citizens would remain confidential. Among those expected to receive p-yments, thought to run into millions of pounds, is father-of-four Moazzam Begg, from Sparkhill, who was accused of being a member of al-Qaeda [al-CIAduh] and held at Guantanamo Bay for almost two years before begin released without charge. Several former detainees have complained of mistreatment during their detention, including allegations the Government knew they were being illegally transferred to Guantanamo Bay but failed to prevent it, and that British security and intelligence officials colluded in their torture while they were held abroad.

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