THE COMING WORLD WIDE ANTI-GOVERNMENT HUMAN STORM! AGAINST THE UNPRECEDENTED CRIMINALITY, CORRUPTION, and LAWLESSNESS!
There comes a time in human history where "certain forces" drive people to the point of rage and anger, this force although hidden,(to most) is manifesting itself daily in the lives of BILLIONS of people. (YES BILLIONS!) It will lead to???-It is what THEY want.
Law professors Jonathan Turley of George Washington University and Nicholas Rosenkranz of Georgetown slammed President Obama’s “muscular presidency” as dangerously unconstitutional. The Federalist Society hosted these speakers in a panel discussion entitled, “Suspension of Laws: What are the Limits of Executive Authority?”
Turley said that President Obama has completely ignored and “circumvented” Congress. After all of Obama’s rhetoric, speeches and subsequent actions, Turley said, “The irony is that he didn’t have to circumvent Congress” to achieve his own goals. As a law professor at George Washington, he could only say, “I’m left scratching my head” in trying to understand Obama’s vision of the presidency. He said, “It’s not that we [haven’t had] circumvention of Congress in the past, [but] it has been accelerating under this president.”
Turley noted that in the last State of the Union address, “President Obama went to Congress and said he intended to circumvent Congress and to act alone in areas where Congress has either blocked him or failed to act.”
Turley was shocked by the response by sitting congressional members to Obama’s statement. He continued, “Now that alone was quite surprising, but what was more surprising, [the] rapturous applause [he got]. I look at this body, of both houses, applauding a president who just said he would circumvent them and would act unilaterally…it bordered on self-loathing.” This “self-loathing” and “rapturous applause” by Congress was, as Turley said, “Something the framers wouldn’t have anticipated.”
He worried, “Our system is changing in a very fundamental way, and in my view, is a very dangerous way.” Turley compared the three branches of government, judicial, legislative and executive branches, as ones “held together in a type of orbit…they check each other and create stability through that check and balance system and separation of power.” Today, under Obama, “the executive branch has …aggregated power to the point that it has created instability” in the country.
As a result, these actions “can create instability in society” as a whole and Turley said, “That was never what the framers envisioned.” Now, Americans are seeing “the shift of power to federal agencies, which are now exercising judicial and executive power” and a disregard for the long-held belief in separation of powers.
“I have never said that President Obama is a dictator,” said Turley, “but I do believe that what he is doing through circumvention of Congress…he is becoming a government unto himself.” Even as a supporter of his policies, Turley warned, “Once this space expands, the gas will fill it equally” and Obama’s supporters “will rue the day that they remained silent in the face of change in this system.” Why? Turley pointed out, “The next president can do the same” and expand his presidential and executive powers. Then, “it will be hard for people to reject, who were silent today.” It would, he argued, be the “height of hypocrisy.”
During Obama’s terms as president, Turley found, “The most significant…involved changes that were rejected by Congress…and the president responded by carrying out the same decisions or policies under his unilateral authority.” One such example: President Obama’s executive orders implementing the DREAM Act that a Democratic Congress would not pass, the act which gives free college tuition to illegal immigrants.
Rosenkranz said, “Congress repeatedly declines to pass it [the DREAM Act]” and yet, Obama will “behave as if it were [passed].” Some defend Obama and say that he is trying to conserve executive resources, but Rosenkranz said, “In this case, it is quite clear that he is not trying” to do so. For example, “it is free for the federal government” to enforce immigration law. However, Obama went ahead and “exempted millions of people from the immigration law.” In his opinion, “This exemption has a distinctly legislative character” and is “a blanket policy [affecting] 1.67 million people.”
Additionally, Turley said, “The power of the purse has become almost an urban legend or almost a constitutional legend” under Obama. “There’s so much money sloshing around in the executive branch that Congress has lost the power of the purse,” he said. With ObamaCare, Turley said, “[Obama] took $454 million from a dedicated purpose and shifted it over on his own purpose.” With Libya, “Not only did President Obama say that he alone defines what a war is, there was no room for the court, no room for Congress, as long as he didn’t call it a war, it would not trigger the Constitution, but was really unsettling that he funded that war entirely out of discretionary funds. He actually carried out a war without having to go to Congress at all.”
He tempered his criticism slightly when he stated, “It is not even about President Obama; it’s about our constitutional system… [because] this system is changing so fast and so significantly that I don’t know what system we’re left with.” Turley feared that Obama has created a top-down executive government model, in which “that system will be insulated” from popular opinion, also known as Congress.
“Congress, with all its faults, is the thumping heart of the Madisonian system,” said Turley. Now Obama has created “the very danger that we hoped to avoid.”
Turley said, “There’s a reason why we’re not getting things done…we’re divided, we’re a divided nation, and Congress looks exactly like the nation.” He defended the role and makeup of Congress because “that’s what Congress is supposed to be; it’s supposed to be a reflection of the public. So what you’re saying is that you want to circumvent” the public. Turley pointed out, “The reason why the President is circumventing Congress is because Congress is divided and cannot get anything done.” He warned Obama’s supporters, “When you argue for a muscular presidency…you have to take note of what that means.”
Based on Obama’s actions, Turley mentioned, “Now, that’s a muscular presidency, it is not the presidency that’s a part of this Constitution.” Today, “there really isn’t a pushback” from Congress because Obama has made the legislative body “a non-entity.” Turley is alarmed by the drone strikes targeting American citizens suspected of terrorist activities abroad. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at Turley’s alma mater, the University of Chicago, and in Turley’s words, discussed why the government should “vaporize a couple [of] Americans.”
He went on to say, “President Obama went further and created a system by which Americans could be taken out by his sole discretion” and without a trial. Turley said, “The president is now asserting the right to kill any one of you by his authority…without a charge…and the result was applause.”
Turley could only wonder, “We are really living in a parallel universe where the president is claiming the right to kill American civilians” and people are applauding his unilateral actions.
Some argue that the Founders [or as he called them, the Framers] did not write the Constitution during poisonous times. Turley responded and said, “This Constitution was written during poisonous political times.” The Founders “didn’t like wars…they didn’t like executives getting us into wars.” Yet, “Look what happened in Libya…we must be reading different works” if you think the Founders would approve of an intervention in Libya.
Rosenkranz added to Turley’s point, using ObamaCare, immigration reform and the IRS targeting scandal as examples of extra-constitutional acts. Calling himself a “textualist,” he focused on the wording of the Constitution. From the Constitution, Rosenkranz read the phrase, “The president shall take care that these laws will be faithfully executed.” He pointed out that the phrase, “’shall take care’…is not optional, this is mandatory.” In his words, “Other folks will do the actual executing, but his duty to take care of the executing of the laws.” Also, “The president does have power to make enforcement choices; However, he has to make them faithfully.”
He gave a background on the reason behind this clause, “English kings had taken power to suspend the law unilaterally. The Framers expressly rejected that practice. That’s what this clause is doing here.”
Rosenkranz, referring to ObamaCare, said that one of the delays of the law’s implementation came via a blog post in July 2013. “I have lost track, the president has suspended or modified Obamacare some, is it 36 times by now, I’ve lost track.” The delays go against the law’s statutes, which he believed “is perfectly clear.”
Even after he said, “Sometimes Congress leaves gaps,” Rosenkranz affirmed, “This is not such a case. The date is crystal clear: January 1, 2014. It could not be more explicit, it could not be so clear, you don’t need a lawyer to know what this means.” Rosenkranz said, “What you have is Obamacare: it is crystal clear and it tells you when it will be implemented.”
Yet, the blog post “makes no mention of this statutory effort” and to him, “the blog post raises the question of what ‘faithfully’ means.” Rosenkranz, referring to the delays, said, “This is wholesale suspension of a law” and the President “simply cannot mean to decline to execute the law at all.”
He found Obama’s comments on the delays “particularly troubling.” On August 19, 2013, Obama sought “a change in the law” and said, “He would prefer” some changes. Rosenkranz pointed out that President Obama said he would prefer to pick up the phone and call House Speaker John Boehner to change the law. “The climate was so toxic,” said Rosenkranz, but “the truth though, the President knows it, he wouldn’t even have to pick up the phone.” The House had several bills on the floor, one that would delay the employer mandate and another would delay the individual mandate. Obama “didn’t actually support the bill[s], to the contrary, he actually threatened to veto it.”
Rosenkranz warned, “This is, it’s really almost…the President actually seeming to prefer flouting the law as written, rather than supporting a statutory change that would achieve his desired results. This [seems more of] a willful violation of the [take care] clause.”
And, Rosenkranz added, “this act was enacted years ago…literally, years of leave time, we couldn’t get our act together.” He felt that the failures are “a bit of an indictment of the law itself.” As he said before, “Congress was prepared to amend this law. The President could have [amended it].” “There should’ve been a legislative change [but Obama] actually threatened to veto it.” When asked by an audience member about why Obama would not sign any House bill to delay ObamaCare, he said:
Feds rile ranchers by fencing off water for cattle — to protect a jumping mouse!
Forest Service says it’s mouse habitat
By*Valerie Richardson-The Washington TimesSunday, May 11, 2014
The Obama administration’s crackdown on Western land use has sparked a furor over the Forest Service’s decision to fence off a creek used by thirsty cattle in drought-stricken Otero County, New Mexico.
The Otero County Commission is scheduled to meet Monday to discuss whether to order the sheriff to open the gates against the wishes of Forest Service officials, who have argued that the fence is needed to protect the Agua Chiquita riparian area and habitat for the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse.
Otero County Sheriff Benny House said he worries that the increasingly tense situation could erupt into a Nevada-style melee between ranchers and federal agents.
"What’s going to happen here is that we could end up with a Bundy situation,” said Sheriff House, referring to Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s standoff with the Bureau of Land Management. “Hopefully, we can resolve it without it getting out of hand.”
In another display of unrest in the West over federal land policy, about 50 people drove all-terrain vehicles Saturday into Recapture Canyon in southern Utah, an area managed by the Bureau of Land Management that is off limits to motorized vehicles. Hundreds more attended a protest at a nearby park.
Juan Palma, Bureau of Land Management Utah state director, said in a statement that the agency would “pursue all available redress through the legal system to hold the lawbreakers accountable.
”He said the area is the site of ancient Indian archaeological artifacts and dwellings.
Although Bundy ranch comparisons are inevitable, one key distinction is that the Otero County ranchers, unlike Mr. Bundy, haven’t broken any laws. They own the rights to the water under New Mexico law, but the creek is within the federally owned forest.
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Editor’s Note: With America’s middle class being destroyed on a daily basis, and low wage workers seeing reduced hours and experiencing more difficulty with making ends meet, it is only a matter of time before people snap. We may think we live in a stable society, but as Daniel Ameduri of*Future Money Trends*points out below, no country is immune to civil unrest when the right conditions are met. And if you’ve been paying attention, it’s not that much of a stretch of the imagination to suggest the signs of discontent are starting to appear from sea to shining sea.*As the situation continues to degrade in the United States we, too, will experience rioting and civil unrest, something the U.S. government has been actively preparing for. In the very near future, riots won’t just be some far-off event you watch on television from the comfort of your couch… They’ll be front and center, right outside your front door.
--- Multiple Officers Shot During No-Knock Raid, One Killed
Injured officer dies after Friday's shooting in Killeen
Posted:*May 09, 2014 6:07 AM PDT
KILLEEN -UPDATE: Funeral Services honoring Detective Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie have been set. Detective Dinwiddie succumbed to his injuries yesterday, after being shot while serving a search warrant on Friday.
The family will receive visitors on Friday, May 16 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at the First Baptist Church at 3310 S. WS Young Drive.
Terror ploy? » Assailants hide behind hoods, mask license plate while making death threat.
By Erin Alberty*| The Salt Lake Tribune*First Published May 07 2014 10:13 pmLast Updated May 08 2014 08:41 am
With anti-government sentiments roiling in the aftermath of Cliven Bundy’s Nevada standoff, government workers in western Utah are stripping BLM logos from their vehicles after two motorists brandished a gun and displayed a threatening sign at a federal wrangler who was driving Tuesday in Juab County.
The wrangler was driving a load of horses and burros north on Interstate 15 about 11 a.m. near Mills when a dark blue Dodge 1500 extended-cab pickup pulled up alongside the wrangler. The two occupants "told him he was No. 1 with that certain gesture," said Eric Reid, the wrangler’s supervisor at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Fillmore Field Office.
The pickup fell back and the wrangler continued north. A few minutes later, the pickup reappeared, Reid said. The men, wearing hoods, held up a sign, apparently scrawled on a piece of paper, that read, "You need to die." One of the men pointed what appeared to be a Glock handgun at the wrangler.
Dozens illegally ride ATVs into Utah canyon in lands fight rally
Protest » Scores of ATV riders enter off-limits trail to claim temporary victory in jurisdictional dispute with the BLM over canyon access.
By Brian Maffly*| The Salt Lake Tribune*First Published May 10 2014 11:09 amLast Updated May 11 2014 12:12 pm
Blanding • Fed up with federal control over lands their families have used for generations, Blanding residents along with out-of-town supporters on Saturday drove all-terrain vehicles into Recapture Canyon, an area rich in prehistoric sites the Bureau of Land Management closed to motorized use seven years ago.
San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman, acting, he said, as a private citizen, organized the ride. It commenced with a rally in Blanding’s Centennial Park protesting what he and more than 200 supporters call federal "overreach" into local jurisdiction. Prompting the protest was BLM’s failure to process San Juan County’s applications for ATV rights-of-way in Recapture, although resentment toward the federal agency here runs much deeper and wider than the canyon that parallels Blanding a few miles to the east.
BLM officials said they were disappointed protestors broke the law Saturday, adding that federal officers recorded riders whom they intend to prosecute.
Posted:*May 08, 2014 3:52 PM PDTUpdated:*May 09, 2014 10:10 AM PDTBy George Knapp, Chief Investigative Reporter -*bio*|*email
LAS VEGAS --*The 8 News NOW I-Team has learned that FBI agents have started an investigation into the events surrounding a potentially deadly showdown one month ago surrounding rancher Cliven Bundy.
It is one thing for Cliven Bundy and his supporters to square off against an assortment of Bureau of Land Management employees. It is quite another when the FBI enters the picture, and that is exactly what has happened.
The I-Team has confirmed that FBI agents have launched a formal investigation into alleged death threats, intimidation and possible weapons violations that culminated with a dangerous showdown on April 12, and the first people to be interviewed by FBI agents are Metro Police, starting with Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillispie.
Albuquerque citizens continue to demonstrate that they have had enough of their increasingly violent police department. The Albuquerque Police Department has even had its acronym changed by residents to mean*Another Person Dead.
The long-standing dissatisfaction reached a new level following the blatant execution of a homeless man that was passed off as justified by police chief Gordon Eden. You can see the*video hereand judge for yourself whether proper force was used in this case of "illegal camping."
The APD is so*out of controlthat even the morally bankrupt Department of Justice was forced into atwo-year investigation*that resulted in them acknowledging the systematic use of egregious violence and a laundry list of general misconduct.
*Despite DOJ's "recommendations" to focus on additional training, better citizen oversight, as well as the threat of potential lawsuits, citizens seem intent not to wait for bureaucracy to correct itself; they are taking immediate action as you'll see in the video below.
--- Albuquerque Police Violated Lapel Camera Policy 60 Times
America’s Predatory Deadbeats (otherwise known as the Albuquerque Police Department) are in the news again. Will it ever end?
On April 21, Albuquerque police Officer Jeremy Dear shot and killed 19 year-oldMary Hawkes. She was suspected of*stealing a truck, and allegedly was running from police when she was shot:
Albuquerque Police Chief Gordon Eden told the Associated Press that an officer was pursuing the suspect on foot Monday morning when the woman reportedly “stopped, turned and pointed a handgun at close range.”
--- 4 On Your Side reveals another traffic stop nightmare
's a story that has left the entire country wondering about the state of law enforcement in New Mexico.
4 On Your Side revealed*how David Eckert rolled through a stop sign in Deming.
A K-9 named Leo alerted that it sniffed drugs on Eckert's driver's seat.
And, for the next 14 hours, those police officers, and doctors at the Gila Regional Medical Center performed eight medical procedures including x-rays, rectal finger exams, enemas, and finally a colonoscopy.
According to a federal lawsuit, officers Bobby Orosco and Robert Chavez were two of the officers involved, and they never found drugs inside Eckert.
Our investigation reveals another chapter. Another man, another minor traffic violation, another incident with Leo the K-9 and another example of the violation of a man's body.
Police reports state deputies stopped Timothy Young because he turned without putting his blinker on.
Again, Leo the K-9 alerts on Young's seat.Young is taken to the Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City, and just like Eckert, he's subjected to medical procedures including x-rays of his stomach and an anal exam.
Man Seeks Millions After N.M. Police Force Colonoscopy in Drug Search
Civil rights attorney says Hispanic officers may have targeted 'white boy' because they 'don't like him living in their community.'
By*Steven Nelson*Nov 5, 2013
Police forced New Mexico scrap metal tradesman David Eckert to undergo two digital anal probes, three enema insertions and ultimately a colonoscopy after officers incorrectly assumed he was concealing drugs, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court on his behalf.
No drugs were found by police or doctors at the Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City, N.M. The exhaustive search began when Eckert allegedly rolled through a stop sign in Deming, N.M., on Jan. 2, 2013.
--- Chinese Crowd, Furious, Besets Chengguan in Eastern City
By*Lu Chen,*Epoch Times| April 20, 2014Last Updated: April 20, 2014 4:29 pm
Nearly 1,000 outraged Chinese besieged a group of urban management officials in an eastern city on Saturday, smashing their vehicle with bricks and windows, beating them bloody and unconscious, and then flipping over the ambulance that came to provide medical treatment.*
It was a dramatic and violent reversal to the usual order of events when notorious urban officials, called chengguan in Chinese, get into conflicts with street vendors and pedestrians. Though their official job is to enforce local street ordinances, chengguan have gained a reputation for their arbitrary brutality across China over the years.
On April 19, a group of chengguan in Cangnan county, part of Wenzhou City in Zhejiang Province, were seen to be bullying a street vendor. A passerby, 36 year-old Mr. Huang, began taking pictures of the encounter with his cell phone. One of the officials told him to delete the pictures. He refused. A flurry of abuse, kicks, and punches followed.*
By Newser Editors and Wire ServicesPosted May 14, 2014 1:04 AM CDT
NEWSER)*– Anti-China mobs torched up to 15 foreign-owned factories and trashed many more in southern Vietnam last night amid rising anger over China's recent installment of an oil rig in disputed Southeast Asian waters. The unrest at industrial parks established to attract foreign investors, which followed protests involving up to 20,000 workers, was the most serious outbreak of public disorder in the tightly controlled country in years, and comes as the government tries to manage public anger against China while itself protesting Chinese actions in a part of the South China Sea it claims as its own.
An official says the protests were initially peaceful but were hijacked by "extremists" who incited people to break into the factories. He said at least 15 factories were set alight and "hundreds" more vandalized or looted, while some security guards and unidentified "foreign experts" were assaulted. China's foreign ministry has issued a statement urging Chinese travelers to "carefully consider travel plans and go with caution" and Chinese residents and organizations in Vietnam to "raise their risk awareness and strengthen security."
HONULULU: The Honolulu police department has insisted the state lawmakers to pass a law that would allow all undercover police officers to have sex with prostitutes during “office-hours,” leading to the controversial debate. The law suggested by the government would help track the human-trafficking rackets, the Hawaii lawmakers said.
Thought Crimes USSA-NDAA AND NEW TASK FORCE MERGED!
The NDAA and Suspension of Habeas Corpus: Not Just for "Enemy Combatants” Anymore
Written by**Becky Akers
Monday, 16 January 2012 14:30
Remember all those neocons and Republicans who cheered George W. Bush’s “indefinite detainment” of “enemy combatants?*Many of them*— though, amazingly, not all — have lost their enthusiasm for trampling the Constitution now that Obama’s administration has suspended habeas corpus for American citizens, too, with the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA).
Outrage over the NDAA continues to boil*16 days into Amerika’s shiny new police-state*. Pray God the fury mounts: This horrific law completes the country’s descent into totalitarianism by designating the “Homeland” a battlefield in the idiotic War on Terror. That unleashes the military on us. And as if this weren’t wickedness enough, it enables the President to accuse anyone, even American citizens, of terrorism while imprisoning us without an iota of evidence or any hope of trial.
Social science is being militarised to develop 'operational tools' to target peaceful activists and protest movements
A US Department of Defense (DoD) research programme is funding universities to model the dynamics, risks and tipping points for large-scale civil unrest across the world, under the supervision of various US military agencies. The multi-million dollar*programmeis designed to develop immediate and long-term "warfighter-relevant insights" for senior officials and decision makers in "the defense policy community," and to inform policy implemented by "combatant commands."
The US government doesn't want you to know how the cops are tracking you
Saturday 14 June 2014*07.30*EDT
Thought the NSA was bad? Local police and the Obama administration are hoovering cellphone location data from inside your house, and a crackdown could lead to surveillance reform
All across America, from Florida to Colorado and back again, the country's*increasingly militarized*local police forcesare using a secretive technology*to vacuum up cellphone data from entire neighborhoods – including from people inside their own homes – almost always without a warrant. This week, numerous investigations by major news agencies revealed the US government is now taking unbelievable measures to make sure you never find out about it. But a landmark court ruling for privacy could soon force the cops to stop, even as the Obama administration fights to keep its latest tool for mass surveillance a secret.
2. Any unusual admiration of the Bill of Rights is a thought crime.
3. All Religous Freedom is a hate crime.
Holder announces taskforce for 'homegrown terrorist'
Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder, Jr. has announced the creation of a task force within the Justice Department to combat an "escalating danger" from "homegrown" terrorists within the United States.
(Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg News)By TIMOTHY M. PHELPS
Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder, Jr.*on Monday announced*the creation of a task force within the Justice Department to combat an “escalating danger” from “homegrown” terrorists within the United States.
The Justice Department, in a news*release accompanying Holder’s weekly video address, cited a Congressional Research Service report last year that said domestic terrorists were responsible for more than two dozen incidents in the U.S. since 9/11.
Holder, in the video, cited the Boston Marathon bombings last year and shootings at Fort Hood in 2009 and 2014 as examples of “the danger we face from these homegrown threats.
”The FBI was criticized for its decision not to share information with local law enforcement agencies about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the brothers authorities say were behind the bombings.
*The task force will chiefly comprise leaders from the FBI, the Justice Department’s National Security Division and U.S. Attorneys.
Called the Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee, it is a recreation of a task force formed by former Atty. Gen. Janet Reno after*the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. The task force fell into disuse after 9/11.
Though*the original task force, which was little known,*focused mainly on right-wing zealots, Holder’s version is aimed at U.S. citizens or visitors radicalized via the Internet.
Holder said the government will continue to fight terrorists abroad.*“But we also must concern ourselves with a different type of threat. We face an escalating danger from self-radicalized individuals within our own borders,” he said.
Horrific terror incidents like the tragic shootings at Fort Hood and last year's Boston Marathon bombing demonstrate the danger we face from these homegrown threats.
- Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder, Jr.
“Horrific terror incidents like the tragic shootings at Fort Hood and last year’s Boston Marathon bombing demonstrate the danger we face from these homegrown threats,” Holder said in the video posted on the department’s website.*
“Now -- as the nature of the threat we face evolves to include the possibility of individual radicalization via the Internet -- it is critical that we return our focus to potential extremists here at home,” Holder said.
The race hustler posing as Attorney General of the US
Eric Holder has made quite a splash this weekend when he appeared on*“This Week.”*His principal reason for appearing seemed to be bashing Sarah Palin, but we’ll get back to that later. Holder said some pretty interesting things which really make you question how- or if- his brain works.Holder insists immigration laws*are being upheld. Then he immediately said:
Is The Cloward-Piven Strategy Being Used To Destroy America?
Thursday, 03 July 2014 05:09 Brandon Smith
In the mid-sixties at the height of the “social revolution” the line between democratic benevolence and outright communism became rather blurry. The Democratic Party, which controlled the presidency and both houses of Congress, was used as the springboard by social engineers to introduce a new era of welfare initiatives enacted in the name of “defending the poor”, also known as the “Great Society Programs”. These initiatives, however, were driven by far more subversive and extreme motivations, and have been expanded on by every presidency since, Republican and Democrat alike.
At Columbia University, sociologist professors Richard Cloward and Francis Fox Piven introduced a political strategy in 1966 in an article entitled*'The Weight Of The Poor: A Strategy To End Poverty'. This article outlined a plan that they believed would eventually lead to the total transmutation of America into a full-fledged centralized welfare state (in other words, a collectivist enclave). The spearpoint of the Cloward-Piven strategy involved nothing less than economic sabotage against the U.S.
Theoretically, according to the doctrine, a condition of overwhelming tension and strain could be engineered through the overloading of American welfare rolls, thereby smothering the entitlement program structure at the state and local level. The implosion of welfare benefits would facilitate a massive spike in poverty and desperation, creating a financial crisis that would lead to an even greater cycle of demand for a fully socialized system. This desperation would then “force” the federal government to concentrate all welfare programs under one roof, nationalize and enforce a socialist ideology, and ultimately, compact an immense level of power into the hands of a select few.
Cloward and Piven claimed that this could be accomplished at a grassroots level through community activism, and, that it would facilitate a more compassionate federal authority, however, there are numerous problems with these assertions.
The Cloward-Piven Strategy has nothing to do with grassroots activism, and accomplishes nothing tangible for the downtrodden poverty class. In fact, I would dare to say that Cloward and Piven as well as most social engineers are well aware that the concept ultimately only serves to give even more dominance to the establishment and pilfer even more freedom from the masses.
Cloward-Piven is not limited to the destabilization of state and local welfare programs. It can easily be used against federal level entitlements, and in reality, is much more effective against an entity with the proven tendency towards exponential debt spending. Though the federal government may be able to borrow fiat dollars through the Federal Reserve to prolong welfare rolls while the states cannot, a more volatile threat arises when debt monetization begins to wear down the purchasing power of the currency. Weakened purchasing power results in reduced consumer activity, less industrial growth, less GDP, and obviously, more poverty. The dollar has lost approximately 75% of its purchasing power since 1972, and 98% after the founding ot the Federal Reserve in 1913, and after 50 years of the so-called “War on Poverty”,*nearly one third of the American population*now repeatedly slips under the official poverty line.
This is what happens when you sit for the encroachment of your fundamental rights and the guarantees in the Constitution -- they continue, right up until you have your wages confiscated on*a mere allegation*without any due process or hearing.
Don't say you weren't warned -- you were, and you sat on your ass.
Many of you probably watched portions, if not all of, Megyn Kelly’s interviews with Bill Ayers, the unrepentant domestic terrorist of yesteryear.
Kelly did her usual excellent job of pressing Ayers on his violent past.
But*Stanley Kurtz*wishes she had pressed Ayers more about his relationship with Barack Obama. For, as Kurtz points out, Ayers and Obama had a much tighter political alliance than Ayers admitted to on Kelly’s show.
Kelly focused on Ayers’ fundraiser for Obama’s first political campaign, rather than their time together on several left-leaning Chicago foundation boards. This is understandable — anyone can sit beside someone else on this or that board.
But Kurtz demonstrated in his book*Radical-in-Chief*that Ayers and Obama weren’t just fellow board members; they were left-wing soul mates who used their power to place each other in positions where they could radically affect the education received by children in Chicago.
"After America Comes North America,” Gen. Petraeus Boasts
Friday, 27 June 2014 12:30
Written by**Alex Newman
Former general and CIA chief David Petraeus (shown), a key figure in the globalist*Council on Foreign Relations*and the shadowy*Bilderbergnetwork, boasted at a recent conference that the*United States of America is set to be merged*into the*continental regime being erected*under the*North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)*. Speaking at the Margaret Thatcher Conference on Liberty last week in London, the ex-commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq essentially celebrated the end of U.S. independence — and by extension, the demise of the Constitution.**
*“After America comes North America,” Petraeus*said*confidently in answering the question about what comes after the United States, the theme of the panel discussion. “Are we on the threshold of the North American decade, question mark? I threw that away — threw away the question mark — and boldly proclaimed the coming North American decade, says the title now.” He also boasted about how the three economies have been put “together” over the last 20 years as part of the “implementation” of the North American Free Trade Act.
The “highly integrated” forces of Canada, the United States, and Mexico, Petraeus continued, will become the world’s powerhouse for energy and science. “There are four revolutions that are ongoing at various levels in each of the countries but foremost in the United States,” said the former CIA chief, who now serves as chairman of the KKR Global Institute. “The energy revolution is the first of those, which has created the biggest change in geopolitics since the rise of China since 1978.” The other “revolutions” include IT, manufacturing, and life sciences, which, “as highly integrated as they are, allow you to argue that after America comes North America,” he added.
President Obama was harshly criticized by many after his coffee-cup salute gaffe, when he stepped off a Marine One in NYC and failed to properly salute waiting Marines (the president held onto the cup as he saluted).
So when Sarah Palin first had a chance to take a jab at the president, she simply told the audience that she was saluting the commander-in-chief while sarcastically waving a coffee cup over her head.
“Our honored military — when we talk about these national security issues, our honored military, on behalf of all Americans who do support you — and we honor you, we respect you. On behalf of all Americans to your commander-in-chief, we then will salute him,”
the former Alaska Gov. stated.
Palin then accused the U.S. President of being incapable of speaking the truth, as are all the residents living at “1400” Pennsylvania Avenue. According to her, President Obama simply can’t stop telling lies.
Despite her White House address gaffe, Palin made some spot on remarks. Obama’s casual approach at the moment when he was leaving the Marine One chopper came precisely in the context of the U.S. instructing aircrafts to engage in perilous missions over Iraq and Syria.
Palin then spoke about abolishing the Internal Revenue Service, right after she told her audience that Obama’s attitude had, in fact, been tragic.
Soon after the President’s gesture, Twitter also erupted with outraged comments.
“I was wondering your take on Obama saluting with a coffee in his hand? Big deal or no? Terrible!”
Donald Trump tweeted soon after the event.
“Obama has perfected the tea cup salute”
Zeke Miller posted.
The hashtag #LatteSalute soon became a Twitter trend.
Former Gov. Palin had made the news earlier in 2014 when she advocated for President Obama’s impeachment for executive overreach. During her speech on Friday, Palin did not mention impeachment.
However, she did describe the U.S. President as being a lawless and imperial president.
“We wear your scorn with pride. The lies you tell about us mean you can’t win the argument, so you tell lies about us. We win.”
Palin said when speaking about the left’s lies about conservatives.
Secret Service study from 1990s found White House vulnerable to fence-jumpers
By*Carol D. Leonnig*and*Spencer S. Hsu*September 22**
The Secret Service commissioned a classified mock attack two decades ago that found an easy way to pierce the White House security zone: Overwhelm Secret Service officers on the compound with six to eight attackers climbing over the fence at the same time.
That vulnerability remains, despite the creation of specially trained counterassault and surveillance teams recommended at the time, according to government officials who were briefed on the findings and requested anonymity to discuss sensitive information.
Securing the White House grounds has been further complicated over the past two years by severe staffing shortages and high turnover rates in the officer division tasked with patrolling the compound, according to these officials.
On Monday, federal prosecutors alleged that a man who jumped the fence and ran into the White House on Friday was keeping 800 rounds of ammunition, two hatchets and a machete in his car, which was parked blocks*away.
A prosecutor also said that the man, Omar Jose Gonzalez, 42, had been arrested in Wythe County, Va., in July while carrying a sawed-off shotgun and several other firearms, as well as a map with a line pointing toward the White House.
And in August, Secret Service officers saw Gonzalez near the south fence of the White House, carrying a hatchet in the back waistband of his pants. Gonzalez agreed to let the officers search his vehicle, where they found camping gear and two dogs, then released him, a prosecutor said.
The Secret Service learned of the circumstances surrounding Gonzalez’s July 19 arrest in Wythe County shortly after stopping him last month, according to a person familiar with the facts of the case.
The Secret Service said a comprehensive review was underway, including Gonzalez’s criminal history and contacts with agency personnel.
Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan declined to comment on the study or the suggestion that the White House remains vulnerable. President Obama on Monday praised the agency and its officers for doing a “great job,” adding that he was “grateful for all the sacrifices they make on my behalf and on my family’s behalf.”
Still, Gonzalez’s ability to penetrate the compound reinforced deep frustrations that several Secret Service agents and officers have bemoaned with one another and friends over the past few years: Their once-elite law enforcement agency is stretched too thin and lacks the creativity to counter new threats without more bodies.
No officers on the North Lawn were apparently close enough to stop the intruder as he ran more than 70 yards from the fence to the mansion. The canine handler on duty that night did not release a dog that is trained to knock down intruders.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on homeland security, said Gonzalez was an unsophisticated threat, but the study foreshadowed a serious one that the Secret Service now appears unable to handle. The congressman, who was not previously aware of the study, had said over the weekend that he feared what would happen “if 12 guys” all jumped the fence at the same time.
“We’re inviting more attacks,” Chaffetz (R-Utah) said in an interview Monday. “The bad guys are paying attention. It seems the current leadership is not taking security as seriously as it needs to be in this day and age. It really scares me.”
Testing the defenses
The vulnerability study was launched in the early 1990s.
It was conducted by Delta Force, an elite military unit. Without knowing anything about the Secret Service’s countermeasures on the ground, the military operatives found two methods that would easily allow attackers to get inside the executive residence.
First, six to eight attackers aboard a small aircraft or helicopter could crash into the White House compound. While some would be killed in the crash or while trying to disembark, at least one or two of the attackers would make it inside the White House.
The risk of such an attack became evident about a year later, in 1994, during Bill Clinton’s first term, when a pilot crashed a stolen small airplane into the White House.The second scenario involved at least half a dozen fence jumpers in quick succession. Officers on patrol would not be able to address every threat, the study found. At least one or two of the intruders would be able to make it into the White House.
Barack Obama inauguration: Security team could use presidential doubles
By Nick Allen 6:40PM GMT 20 Jan 2009
The unprecedented assassination risk surrounding Barack Obama could force the Secret Service to deploy presidential body doubles.
Security experts said doubles could be used for public photo opportunities where he is not required to speak but may be exposed to a potential threat.
President Obama is understood to be against the idea of using doubles himself because the tactic is generally associated with rulers including Saddam Hussein, Kim Jong-il of North Korea, Stalin and Adolf Hitler.
But following hundreds of threats to his life already some of those charged with protecting him believe it may become an option.
However, the best known Obama lookalike so far, said he didn't want the job. Ilham Anas, 34, an Indonesian photographer who bears a striking resemblance to the president, said: "I don't want to get shot.
"Mr Ilham has already become famous in the president's former home town of Jakarta and a drug company has also cast him in a commercial showing him dressed as President Obama.
His colleagues at a magazine were first to recognise the resemblance and asked him to pose with a suit, tie and American flag. They took photographs and his fame spread on the internet.
But Mr Anas said: "I'm actually a shy person. I don't like being put in the spotlight. I see my resemblance to Obama as a blessing. I used to look at the mirror and I had a negative perception of myself.
"Britain's own President Obama lookalike Ryan Skeggs, 28, from Knebworth, Hertfordshire, has been inundated with requests to appear at functions since the November elections.
Mr Skeggs is 19 years younger than the real president and uses talcum powder in his hair to look older.
Perhaps the most famous political decoy was soldier M E Clifton James who impersonated General Bernard Montgomery during the Second World War.
James was spotted in 1940 while acting in an Army play. He was recruited by the actor David Niven to impersonate the General so that the real "Monty" could be elsewhere and confuse the Germans.
Secret Service allowed armed man with criminal record on elevator with Obama
By Carol D. Leonnig,
October 1, 2014, 7:33 AM|WASHINGTON
A security contractor with a gun and three prior convictions for assault and battery was allowed on an elevator with President Barack Obama during a Sept. 16 trip to Atlanta, violating Secret Service protocols, according to three people familiar with the incident..
Obama was not told of the lapse in his security, these people said. The Secret Service director, Julia Pierson, asked a top agency manager to review the matter, but did not refer it to an investigative unit that was created to review violations of protocol and standards, taccording to two people familiar with the handling of hte case who spoke on condition of anonymity.
The incident, which took place as Obama visited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to discuss the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis, rattled Secret Service agents assigned to the president's protective detail.
The private contractor first aroused the agents' concerns when he was acting oddly and did not comply with their orders that he stop using a phone camera to videotape the president in the elevator, according to the people familiar with the incident.
When the elevator opened, Obama left with most of his Secret Service detail. Some agents stayed behind to question the man, and then used a national database check to learn of his criminal history.
When a supervisor from the firm providing security at the CDC approached and discovered the agents' concerns, the contractor was fired on the spot. Then the contractor agreed to turn over his gun — surprising agents, who had not realized he was armed during his encounter with Obama.
Extensive screening is supposed to keep people with either weapons or criminal histories out of arm's reach of the president. But it appears this man, possessing a gun, came within inches of the president after undergoing no such screening.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who heads a House subcommittee that oversees the Secret Service, first heard of the breakdown from a whistleblower. The Washington Post confirmed details of the event with other people familiar with the agency's review.
"You have a convicted felon within arm's reach of the president and they never did a background check," Chaffetz said. "Words aren't strong enough for the outrage I feel for the safety of the President and his family. "
Chaffetz added: "His life was in danger. This country would be a different world today if he had pulled out his gun."
IS Exclusive: Secret Service Agent Leaked President’s Campaign Stops
Posted to Politics October 01, 2014 by Shawn McCoy
As scandal continues to envelop the Secret Service, InsideSources has learned of a security failure leading up to the 2012 election. Multiple sources inside the Romney presidential campaign confirm that a Secret Service agent provided details of President Obama’s schedule several days prior to the President’s campaign stops becoming public.
While sources involved in other presidential campaigns tell InsideSources that Secret Service detail assigned to each campaign will sometimes disclose private and personal information about those they are assigned to protect to opposing campaign staff, this instance in particular is very revealing of failures inside the Secret Service.
In the closing weeks of the 2012 campaign, a Secret Service agent was on the ground in a key swing state to coordinate security ahead of several campaign stops by the President. The agent, who was married, made advances towards a Romney campaign staff member.
InsideSources spoke with two staffers who witnessed the events in question. Each spoke on condition of anonymity and independently confirmed the details.
A top Secret Service agent who has regularly served on President Obama’s protective detail had his gun stolen out of his car at his house after leaving it there overnight and was never disciplined for it, according to two sources with detailed knowledge of the incident.
Internal Secret Service records show that the agency reported that the agent in question lost a semi-automatic handgun in 2009, but he was never punished for it, the two sources said.
At the time of the gun theft, the agent was assigned to the Secret Service’s inspection division, which collaborates with the Office of Professional Responsibility to ensure the agency complies with its policies and federal regulations and maintains high levels of “integrity, compliance and accountability,” according to the agency’s 2013 annual report.
The 2009 gun theft incident is widely known within the Secret Service and has troubled other agents and employees because the agent who lost the gun was never suspended or disciplined over the incident. In fact, he was later promoted to the protective division charged with safeguarding the security of the president, first family and former presidents.
The agent came home from work one night and left his work bag in the back seat of his car, a source recalled.Secret Service agents are usually very careful about their guns and must undergo firearm training regularly to re-qualify to use them on the job.
Israeli Security Experts Provide Counter-Terrorism Training to Local Law Enforcement
July 28, 2014
The Anti-Defamation League facilitated a week-long counter-terrorism training reaching over 850 law enforcement and security personnel throughout Southern California.* The training, timely in the backdrop of world events, featured high ranking Israeli security and law enforcement personnel, who shared their expertise on topics includingIntelligence Gathering and Information Sharing;*Acts of Courage in the Face of Terrorism; andBalance between Security and Commerce:*
Jerusalem’s Malcha Mall Case Study.The three speakers, Commander Eitan Menashe, head of the Afula District in Israel; Lieutenant Colonel (Res.) Gideon Avrami, Director of Security for Jerusalem’s Malcha Mall; and Sgt. Major Ronit Tubul, a police officer in the intelligence division stationed in Jerusalem; briefed the audiences on their experiences in fighting terrorism.The training kicked off on July 21, 2014, with the 10th annual ADL San Diego Goldberg Charitable Trust Counterterrorism Conference, attended by over 250 people.* On July 23, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Joint Regional Intelligence Center and Orange County Intelligence Assessment Center co-sponsored an ADL training, drawing 375 law enforcement and terrorism liaison officers from throughout Orange and Los Angeles Counties, held at the Orange County Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy.In Los Angeles that afternoon, an ADL briefing by Lt. Col (Res.) Avrami was co-hosted with Securitas USA for 65 security and law enforcement professionals.
The trio, in partnership with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, provided a briefing to 150 law enforcement from the tri-counties region on July 24.
Finally, Commander Menashe and Lt. Colonel Avrami also met with high ranking law enforcement from local and federal agencies including ATF, FBI and US Marshals, along with Long Beach Police Department, on July 25.
U.S.-Israel Strategic Cooperation:Joint Police & Law Enforcement Training
(Updated September 2013)
With the United States on constant terror alert since the events of September 11, 2001, American police and law enforcement officials are taking advantage of*Israel'sexpertise in various facets ofcounter-terrorism*and first response to better protect the American people.
In 2002,*Los Angeles*Police Department detective Ralph Morten visited*Israel*to recieve training and advice on preparing security arrangements for large public gatherings.* From lessons learned on his trip, Det. Morten prepared a new Homicide Bomber Prevention Protocol and was better able to secure the Academy Awards presentation.
In January 2003, thirty-three senior U.S. law enforcement officials - from*Washington,Chicago,*Kansas City,*Bostonand*Philadelphia*- traveled to Israel to attend a meeting on "Law Enforcement in the Era of Global Terror."* The workshops helped build skills in identifying terrorist cells, enlisting public support for the fight against terrorism and coping with the aftermath of a terrorist attack.
IMS CT School / Security 360Counter-Terrorist Training and Security Services310.360.1767 / firstname.lastname@example.org / 269 South Beverly Drive Ste 987 Beverly Hills Ca 90212
AARON COHEN BIOGRAPHY
AARON COHEN*grew up in Los Angeles, California. After spending three years in Israel's "counter-terrorist " special operations unit, Duvdevan, he returned home and founded IMS Security, a consulting firm that specializes in providing tactical counterterrorism training to the United States military, to local and state police departments, and to various SWAT units around the country and offers protective services to politicians, business executives, actors, and rock stars.***
*****Cohen's bestselling first book,*Brotherhood of Warriors: Behind Enemy Lines with a Commando in one of the World's Most Elite Counterterrorism Units,*was published by HarperCollins in April 2008 and is now available in 6 languages.**In addition to training Special-Forces units and providing elite security, Cohen was recently tapped by Oscar winning director Steven Soderbergh as the special operations technical advisor for his upcoming 2011 Special Forces action thriller “Haywire”, starring Michael Douglas, Ewan Macgregor, Channing Tatum and Gina Carano. **In addition to training all of the actors and designing all of the tactical action, Cohen was cast and held a supporting role in the film.***
JEWISH GROUPS PAY TO SEND U.S. POLICE TO TRAIN IN ISRAEL
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The militarization of American police forces hasn’t been paid for by just the federal government. Pro-Israel groups in the U.S. have also played a role by financing trips for hundreds of law enforcement officers to travel to the Middle East for counterterrorism training, according to Ali Winston, a contributor to the*Center for Investigative Reporting*(CIR).
Monies provided by such groups as the*Anti-Defamation League, the*American Jewish Committee’s*Project Interchangeand the*Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs*have made it possible for “at least 300 high-ranking sheriffs and police from agencies large and small – from New York and Maine to Orange County and Oakland, California” to attend privately funded seminars in Israel since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Winston discovered.
There, they have learned how Israeli security forces deal with demonstrators and armed threats by terrorists. The seminars include field trips to such sites as military installations, surveillance outposts, and checkpoints at the West Bank and the Israeli-Egyptian border. The training includes spending time observing operations conducted by Israel’s Border Patrol, Defense Forces, national police and intelligence services.
Snowden Reveal Makes Israeli Spies' Protest An American Issue
by*NPR STAFFSeptember 21, 2014*4:44 PM ET
Last Friday, 43 veteran and reserve members of Israel's secretive spy organization, Unit 8200, claimed they'd been directed to spy on Palestinians for coercion purposes.
The group signed an*open letter*of protest to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and to the head of the Israeli army, accusing the spy agency of targeting innocent Palestinians and collecting data for political purposes, not national security.
Dubbed the "refusniks," the veterans declared that they had a "moral duty" to no longer "take part in the state's actions against Palestinians."
The source of much of the Israeli data may be the U.S. National Security Agency.
U.S.: Jerusalem Construction 'Poisons' the Atmosphere
State Department uses unusually harsh language when criticizing Israel’s approval of 2,610 homes in Jerusalem.
By Ben Ariel
First Publish: 10/2/2014, 2:47 AM
The U.S. State Department used unusually harsh language on Wednesday when criticizing Israel’s approval of planned construction of 2,610 homes in Jerusalem.
The housing units, which have been slated for construction since 2012 in the neighborhood of Givat Hamatos, were given final approval last week.
Reacting to the move, the State Department warned it would call into question Israel’s commitment to peace with the Palestinian Authority.
According to Reuters, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the step would also send a “troubling message” if the Israeli government proceeded with tenders and construction.
“This development will only draw condemnation from the international community, distance Israel from even its closest allies, poison the atmosphere not only with the Palestinians but also with the very Arab governments with which Prime Minister (Binyamin) Netanyahu said he wanted to build relations,” Psaki was quoted as having told a briefing.
In addition, it would “call into question Israel’s ultimate commitment to a peaceful negotiated settlement,” she added.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Wednesday that President Barack had Obama told Netanyahu of Washington's deep concerns over the Israeli move.
It wasn’t by the sword, though that did come first. It wasn’t by persecution. It was through the pressures of peace and finances.
Back in the 7th and 8th centuries, Muslim conquerors didn’t aim to destroy Christianity. They simply wanted to control it. However, they did manage to extinguish the church’s witness. And it happened by offering security and financial stability.
Before the rise of Islam, Christians in ancient Persia experienced perhaps the most intense physical persecution any group of Christians have ever experienced. The church in Persia grew steadily, as missionaries from Antioch and Edessa ranged further east. Naturally, this caused some tension with the leaders of the established state religion, Zoroastrianism. The conflict between it and Christianity was often more acutely felt by the Zoroastrian clergy than that experienced by pagan priests in Rome. The clergy (called magi) often led in the persecution of Christians.
A consistent, region-by-region persecution of Christianity started in Persia around 340 AD and lasted for over 40 years. It’s estimated that as many as 190,000 Persian Christians were martyred during this time – far worse than anything ever experienced in Rome (Samuel Hugh Moffett, A History of Christianity in Asia, Vol 1, 144). And yet, in all this time, though the church was decimated in terms numbers, conversions continued and the Gospel spread. Like a twisted version of Whack-a-Mole, every time the authorities cut down one Christian leader, another would spring up somewhere else.
Police: FBI probing past of suspect in Oklahoma beheading
By Greg Botelho, CNN
updated 3:17 PM EDT, Sat September 27, 2014
CNN) -- First came word of a woman stabbed. Then screams. Then gunshots.
But the full story of Thursday's gruesome beheading at an Oklahoma food processing plant -- especially why it happened -- is still waiting to be told.
One day later, there are tears for Colleen Hufford, the 54-year-old woman whose head was severed. There are prayers for 43-year-old Traci Johnson, who is in stable condition at a nearby hospital for treatment of "numerous wounds," according to police.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
New York Fusion Center Declares Oath Keepers, Other Liberty Groups as ‘Extremist Threats’
The New York State Intelligence Center — a known Fusion Center with the stated purpose to, “collect, evaluate, analyze, and disseminate information and intelligence data regarding criminal and terrorist activity relevant to New York State” — issued a Counter Terrorism Bulletin last June identifying Oath Keepers in addition to other liberty related groups as “far-right extremist group and/or a threat to law enforcement.”
Here is a portion of a statement released by Oath Keepers yesterday:
J Street Accuses Jews of Racism, Blames Jews for Anti-Semitism
August 8, 2014 by Daniel Greenfield 30 Comments
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.
After Hamas violated yet another ceasefire, anti-Israel group J Street stepped up to do what it does best. Attack Jews and Israel.
Jeremy Ben Ami, Soros’ J Street errand boy, began his missive by lying and claiming that Hamas did not break the ceasefire.
WORLD EXCLUSIVE: STEVEN SOTLOFF’S LINKS TO MOSSAD & CIA September 13, 2014
By John Ward
Sotloff’s close links to Israeli counter-intelligence, emergence from same stable as Foley, and equally amazing ability to be ‘on the spot’ to cover Black Arts events in Middle East
That Steven Sotloff is Jewish isn’t exactly a secret. But what many media titles this morning have glossed over is that he studied at Tel Aviv’s*Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC) before beginning his career. Located on the same campus at the core of of IDCs philosophy is the International Institute for Counter Terrorism. Its links to Mossad are well known. The Slog tries to join up some dots.Having watched the second ‘beheading’ video and looked into Mr Sotloff’s background, my aim – as with James Foley’s apparent execution – is to offer key observations that I find significant:
Apocalyptic predictions, murder and mayhem, martyrdom and invasion..... all part of the endgame message that ISIS propagates in their chilling, professional-looking magazine that is released in multiple languages to recruit supporters and jihadists across the world.
The message is war, jihad.... "Armageddon," as evidenced by the title itself, DABIQ, named after a northern town of Syria, and it's 50 pages are filled with their stated purpose and ultimate goals, such as "The Muslims today have a loud, thundering statement, and possess heavy boots. They have a statement to make that will cause the world to hear and understand the meaning of terrorism, and boots that will trample the idol of nationalism, destroy the idol of democracy, and uncover its deviant nature.”
As America gets purposely turned into the "Middle East," then, as per THERE PLAN, what follows, is the Israelification of American Police Forces.
WHITE HOUSE SENDS 'THANK YOU' TO BEHEADER'S OKLAHOMA MOSQUE CONGREGATION
The White House has reportedly sent a top Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official to the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City (ISGOC) to “present a special thank you to the Muslim congregation,” Oklahoma’s*KFOR*reports.
The beheader's mosque, the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, was founded by a sibling of a U.S.-designated Hamas terrorist, and in the past has welcomed an Imam who was a close confidant to al-Qaeda mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki.
David L. Myers, who serves as*director*of the DHS Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships, was tasked with presenting a personal message from President Barack Obama. It read, "Your service is a powerful example of the powerful roots of the Abrahamic faiths and how our communities can come together with shared peace with dignity and a sense of justice.
”Two days before proud ISGOC congregation member Alton Nolen (AKA Jahkeem Yisrael) ruthlessly beheaded an innocent woman while reportedly shouting Islamic slogans, ISGOC Imam Imad Enchassi made*unprovenclaims about multiple death threats, specifically beheadings, against Muslims and their children in Oklahoma. Breitbart News investigated Oklahoma state hate crime databases and found no record of widespread anti-Muslim persecution in the state. Over the past five years, a total of seven anti-Islamic hate crimes have been documented in the state of Oklahoma.
BREAKING: Muslims Shout “Praise Allah!” Surround OK Police Following Press Conference on Beheading
Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, September 26, 2014, 5:39 PM
Wow!Muslims shouting ‘Praise Allah’ surround Oklahoma cops after a press conference on the beheading in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Muslims read from the Koran during the press conference.2-3 local OK muslims are reading passages from their Qurans outloud on the ground at site of news conference#oklahomabeheading— Bob Lawson (@LandonLawson78)*September 26, 2014
The Muslims were saying “Praise Allah” during the press conference.Cops/reporters were close by but not being yelled at by muslims as many have asked me but a few muslims were saying praise allah out loud— Bob Lawson (@LandonLawson78)*September 26, 2014
Several Muslims attended the press conference.Not all at the news conf. were muslims but I'm guessing probably 30-40 were out if the 100-120 total who were there.— Bob Lawson (@LandonLawson78)*September 26, 2014
Man With ISIS Flag Threatens Chicago Cop With Bomb: Police
Friday, Aug 29, 2014 • Updated at 7:25 AM CDT
A man with the flag of Iraqi militant group ISIS waving from his car threatened to bomb police when he was pulled over on Chicago's Southwest Side on Wednesday morning, police say.
Emad Karakrah, 49, faces felony charges of disorderly conduct and aggravated fleeing, and a misdemeanor count of driving on a never-issued license, according to Chicago police. He was also issued three traffic citations.
Someone called police after seeing a "suspicious person" driving a silver Pontiac southbound in the 7700 block of South Kedzie at 9:18 a.m. with an ISIS flag waving out the window, according to a police report.
American man, 19, 'attempting to go join ISIS' arrested at Chicago airport after telling his parents 'PLEASE MAKE SURE NOT TO TELL THE AUTHORITIES'
By Associated Press17:06 06 Oct 2014, updated 20:01 06 Oct 2014
An American teenager disgusted with the American way of life has been arrested at Chicago's O'Hare International airport after he allegedly tried to travel to the Middle East to join and fight with ISIS.
*Federal prosecutors announced on Monday that FBI agents arrested 19-year-old Mohammed Hamzah Khan, of suburban Bolingbrook, on Saturday evening before he boarded a flight to Istanbul, Turkey, via Vienna.
They accuse him of attempting to travel overseas to support terrorism which carries a maximum sentence of 15-years and Khan is also charged with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.*
Judge Rejects Eavesdropping Charges for Recording Police
Jacob Sullum|Sep. 20, 2011 4:17 pm
Michael Allison, an Illinois man who faced*a potential sentence of 75 years in prison for recording police officers and attempting to tape his own trial, caught a break last week when a state judge*declared*the charges unconstitutional. "A statute intended to prevent unwarranted intrusions into a citizen’s privacy cannot be used as a shield for public officials who cannot assert a comparable right of privacy in their public duties," wrote Circuit Court Judge David Frankland. "Such action impedes the free flow of information concerning public officials and violates the First Amendment right to gather such information."
Allison, who figures prominently in Radley Balko's January*cover story*about "The War on Cameras," recorded his interactions with police officers during a long-running dispute over cars he was working on at his home in Bridgeport and his mother's home in Robinson. When he was cited for violating Robinson's "eyesore" ordinance, he brought a tape recorder to his trial because he had been informed that there would be no official transcript of the proceedings. The judge accused Allison of violating her privacy, thereby committing a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison under the state's eavesdropping law; she threw in four more charges after discovering that he had recorded his police encounters as well.
Judge Frankland ruled that Allison had a First Amendment right to record the police officers and court employees. And while a ban on recording devices in the courtroom might be justified, he said, the eavesdropping charge was inappropriate. As applied in this case, Frankland said, the eavesdropping law "includes conduct that is unrelated to the statute's purpose and is not rationally related to the evil the legislation sought to prohibit. For example, a defendant recording his case in a courtroom has nothing to do with an intrusion into a citizen's privacy but with distraction."
A few days before Frankland's ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit*heard*a First Amendment challenge to the eavesdropping statute, one of the country's strictest. Last month a Chicago jury*acquitted*a woman who was charged with eavesdropping after she recorded a conversation with internal affairs officers to document that they were encouraging her to drop a sexual harassment complaint. Also last month, in a case involving a Boston man charged with eavesdropping for capturing an arrest on his cell phone, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit*said*such recording is a "basic and well-established liberty safeguarded by the First Amendment."*Yesterday I*noted*a California case where exercising that right led to a California man's acquittal.
The 1st Circuit's decision is*here*(PDF). Reason.tv covered camera-shy cops (without triggering any felony charges) in May:
Supreme Court rules cell phones cannot be searched without a warrant
06/25/14 10:24 AM—UPDATED*06/25/14 09:09 PM
Police need a warrant to search the cell phone of a person who has been arrested, absent special circumstances, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
“Modern cell phones are not just another technological convenience. With all they contain and all they may reveal, they hold for many Americans ‘the privacies of life,’” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote. “The fact that technology now allows an individual to carry such information in his hand does not make the information any less worthy of the protection for which the Founders fought. Our answer to the question of what police must do before searching a cell phone seized incident to an arrest is accordingly simple — get a warrant.”
The high court took*two cases involving cell phone searches, one involving a smartphone and the other involving a relatively basic flip phone. In both cases, police used information on each phone to connect the plaintiffs to crimes. San Diego Police used pictures in David Leon Riley’s smartphone, and the guns they found in his trunk after pulling him over for a traffic violation, to tie him to a local faction of the Bloods street gang and an earlier shooting. In Boston, Brima Wurie was arrested on suspicion of being involved in selling drugs and a picture linked to a phone call on his flip phone to a stash of crack cocaine.*
The decision will likely have long-lasting implications for digital privacy, far beyond the immediate concern surrounding how and when police can search a mobile device.*Police are typically allowed to search an individual after an arrest, but Roberts wrote that the amount of personal information contained on a cell phone made such a search different from the usual objects authorities might find when asking someone to empty their pockets.
“A*cell phone search would typically expose to the government far more than the most exhaustive search of a house,” he wrote. “A phone not only contains in digital form many sensitive records previously found in the home; it also contains a broad array of private information never found in a home in any form—unless the phone is.”
The court held that the “exigent circumstances” exception to the warrant requirement also applied to cell phones – that is, imminent danger to life or the possibility that evidence would be destroyed might justify searching a phone without a warrant. Justice Samuel Alito, in a concurrence, opened the door to further exceptions. Alito wrote that he would “reconsider the question presented here if either Congress or state legislatures, after assessing the legitimate needs of law enforcement and the privacy interests of cell phone owners, enact legislation that draws reasonable distinctions based on categories of information or perhaps other variables.
”Civil libertarian groups argued that advances in technology mean that the right of individuals to be “secure in their persons, houses, papers or effects” as guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution mean that police should seek warrants before rifling through suspects’ mobile devices. The government countered that those same technological advancements aid criminals, and that remote wiping and encryption could be used to destroy or conceal evidence of serious crimes. At oral argument, the justices*seemed split*over where to draw the line for when police should seek a warrant to search a mobile device, and*some seemed confused about modern social media applications. *
Yet ultimately the high court was unanimous in its judgment. Roberts’ opinion embraced arguments long advanced by civil liberties groups about the need to reinterpret the Fourth Amendment in light of new technologies.
*“The term ‘cell phone’ is itself misleading shorthand; many of these devices are in fact minicomputers that also happen to have the capacity to be used as a telephone,” Roberts wrote. “They could just as easily be called cameras, video players, rolodexes, calendars, tape recorders, libraries, diaries, albums, televisions, maps, or newspapers.
”Modern cell phones contain an incredible amount of information. At 16 gigabytes, the smallest iPhone model can hold a “football field’s worth of books,”*according to a brief*filed by the Center for Democracy and Technology and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Nine out of 10 Americans, according to a survey by the Pew Center, own cell phones, and more than half – 55% – were identified as “smartphones.”Cell phones, Roberts joked in his opinion, “are now such a pervasive and insistent part of daily life that the proverbial visitor from Mars might conclude they were an important feature of human anatomy.”*
In a pole barn in Franklin, sharing space with a motorcycle and a boat, sat an imposing military vehicle designed for battlefields in Iraq or Afghanistan, not the streets of Johnson County.
It is an MRAP — a bulletproof, 60,000-pound, six-wheeled behemoth with heavy armor, a gunner’s turret and the word “SHERIFF” emblazoned on its flank — a vehicle whose acronym stands for “mine resistant, ambush protected.”
MOSCOW, October 7 (RIA Novosti) - Municipal workers in an industrial zone of the northern Israeli city of Upper Nazareth have discovered 25 black flags associated with the brutalIslamic State*(IS) terrorist group, the Jerusalem Post reported on Tuesday.
Local authorities were looking into the incident, the paper said, adding there had been no arrests yet.On Monday, black flags with white Arab writings emerged over the besieged Syrian town of*Kobani*on the border with Turkey as IS fighters are closing their grip on the strategic settlement.
In early September, Israel officially banned the Islamic State as a terrorist organization and prohibited any IS gatherings or the use of IS symbols on its territory.
The IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL, has been fighting the Syrian government since 2012.
In June 2014, the group extended its attacks to northern and western Iraq, declaring a caliphate on the territories it had seized. In August, the United States started launching*airstrikesagainst IS positions in Iraq and extended its operations to Syria in September.
In*the past three months, battle-hardened Syrian rebels have transported scores of wounded Syrians across a cease-fire line that has separated Israel from Syria since 1974, according to a 15-page report by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the work of the U.N. Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF). Once in Israel, they receive medical treatment in a field clinic before being sent back to Syria, where, presumably, some will return to carry on the fight.
U.N. blue helmets responsible for monitoring the decades-old cease-fire report observing armed opposition groups "transferring 89 wounded persons" from Syrian territory into Israel, where they were received by members of the Israel Defense Forces, according to the report. The IDF returned 21 Syrians to armed opposition members back in Syria, including the bodies of two who died.
"Throughout the reporting period, UNDOF frequently observed armed members of the opposition interacting with the IDF across the cease-fire line," according to the report. "On one occasion UNDOF observed the IDF on the Alpha side [inside Israel] handing over two boxes to armed opposition on the Bravo side [inside Syria]."
Exclusive: Israel Is Tending to Wounded Syrian Rebels
BY*COLUM LYNCHJUNE 11, 2014 - 10:06 AM
Israel*is quietly cultivating ties with moderate Syrian rebel groups operating along the country's U.N.-monitored cease-fire line with Syria, providing medical care and other unidentified supplies to the insurgents while potentially extracting a valuable vein of intelligence on the activities of President Bashar al-Assad's army as well as extremist opposition forces within Syria.
Father Abraham [Lincoln] and the Children of Israel
Lincoln: And so the Children of Israel were driven from the happy land of Canaan.
Kaskel: Yes, and that is why we have come to Father Abraham, to ask his protection.
Lincoln: And this protection they shall have at once.
Cesar J. Kaskel, apprising President Lincoln of General Grant's Order Number 11
In his scholarly study of American Jewry and the Civil War (Philadelphia, 1951), Bertram W. Korn writes that in the eulogy Rabbi Isaac M. Wise delivered after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, he claimed: "the lamented Abraham Lincoln believed himself to be bone from our bone and flesh from our flesh. He supposed himself to be a descendant of Hebrew parentage. He said so in my presence." There is no shred of evidence to substantiate Wise's assertion, Korn declares, and "Lincoln is not known to have said anything resembling this to any of his other Jewish acquantances." But, Korn asserts, Lincoln "could not have been any friendlier to individual Jews, or more sympathetic to Jewish causes, if he had stemmed from Jewish ancestry." He also points to the Robert Todd Lincoln Collection of Lincoln Papers in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress as a prime source "for the elucidation of Lincoln's contacts with various Jews ... in particular ... Abraham Jonas and Isachar Zacharie."
Some of the "elucidation" Korn mentions may be gathered from sixteen items, eight in manuscript and eight in print, garnered from the Library's rich lode of Lincolniana.
Correspondence with the President
In 1860, Lincoln wrote to Abraham Jonas (1801-1864) "you are one of my most valued friends." The friendship began soon after Jonas settled in Quincy, Illinois, in 1838. He came from Kentucky where he had lived for ten years, served in the State Legislature for four terms, and become the Grand Master of the Kentucky Masons. Before that he lived in Cincinnati; to which he came from England in 1819, to join his brother, Joseph, the first Jewish settler there. In Quincy, Jonas kept store and studied law, which became his lifelong calling. From 1849 to 185 1, he served as postmaster and in 1861 was reappointed to that office by Lincoln. Two letters from the Jonas-Lincoln correspondence in the Library's collection are especially illuminating.
When Lincoln visited Quincy in 1854, he spent most of his time with Jonas, as we can see from his letter to Jonas on July 21, 1860. What occasioned Lincoln's letter was one from Jonas in which he told the presidential candidate: "I have just been creditably informed, that Isaac N. Morris is engaged in obtaining affidavits and certificates of certain Irishmen that they saw you in Quincy come out of a Know Nothing Lodge." Jonas feared that this purported association with a nativist antiforeigner political party would cost Lincoln many immigrant votes, so he alerted his friend in a "confidential" letter. Lincoln's lengthy reply states, in part:
Yours of the 20th received. I suppose as good, or even better men than I may have been in American or Know-Nothing lodges; but in point of fact, I never was in one, at Quincy or elsewhere. I was never in Quincy but one day and two nights while Know-Nothing lodges were in existence, and you were with me that day and both those nights. I had never been there before in my life; and never afterwards, till the joint debate with Douglas in 1858. It was in 1854 when I spoke in some hall there, and after the speaking, you with others took me to an oyster saloon, passed an hour there, and you walked with me to, and parted with me at the Quincy House, quite late at night. I left by stage for Naples before day-light in the morning, having come in by the same route, after dark the evening previous to the speaking, when I found you waiting at the Quincy House to meet me ...
That I never was in a Knownothing lodge in Quincy, I should expect could be easily proved, by respectable men who were always in the lodges and never saw me there. An affidavit of one or two such would put the matter at rest.
And now, a word of caution. Our adversaries think they can gain a point if they could force me to openly deny the charge, by which some degree of offence would be given to the Americans. For this reason it must not publicly appear that I am paying any attention to the charge.
Whatever was done, or not done, by Jonas, must have been effective because the matter was never mentioned publicly during the campaign.
This letter marked “Confidential” discloses the intimate longtime friendship of Lincoln and Abraham Jonas, and Lincoln's political prudence as well as his political stance.
Abraham Lincoln to Abraham Jonas, July 21, 1860.
Manuscript Division, Papers of Abraham Lincoln.
In a letter from Jonas to Lincoln on December 30, 1860, marked "Private," Jonas again alerts his friend:
The purport of this communication must be my apology for troubling you-and my great anxiety in regard to your personal safety and the preservation of our National integrity will I think justify me on this occasion, when you have so much to think of and so many things to perplex you.
You perhaps are aware, that I have a very large family connection in the South, and that in New Orleans I have six children and a host of other near relatives. I receive many letters from them, their language has to be very guarded, as fears are entertained that the sanctity of the mails, is not much regarded. on yesterday I received a letter from N.O. from one who is prudent, sound and careful of what he writes and among other things, he says "things are daily becoming worse here, God help us, what will be the result, it is dreadful to imagine. One thing I am satisfied of, that there is a perfect organization, fearful in numbers and contrauled by men of character and influence, whose object is to prevent the inauguration of Lincoln, large numbers of desperate characters, many of them from this city, will be in Washington on the 4th of March and it is their determination, to prevent the inauguration, and if by no other means, by using violence on the person of Lincoln. Men, engaged in this measure are known to be of the most violent character, capable of doing any act, necessary to carry out their vile measures." The writer of this, I know, would not say, what he does, did he not believe the statement above given to you. I cannot give you, his name, for were it known, that he communicated such matters to persons in the North, his life would be in danger — and I trust you will not communicate, having received any such information from me. I had seen rumors in the Newspapers to the like effect, but did not regard them much — this however alarms me, and I think is worthy of some notice. What ought to be done-you are more capable of judging, than any other person — but permit me to suggest — ought not the Governors of the free States, and your friends generally to adopt at once some precautionary measure-no protection can be expected from the damned old traitor at the head of the Government or his subordinates-something should be done in time and done effectually.
With great esteem and devotion
I am truly yrs —
In this prescient letter marked “Private” Abraham Jonas warns Lincoln that he has been informed by a relative in New Orleans that
large numbers of desperate characters...will be in Washington on the 4th of March and it is their determination to prevent the inauguration, and if by no other means, by using violence on the person of Lincoln.
Abraham Jonas to Abraham Lincoln, December 30, 1860.
Manuscript Division, Papers of Abraham Lincoln.
Father Abraham [Lincoln] & the Children of Israel:
Order No. 11
The New York Times called General Orders No. 11 issued by Major General U.S. Grant on December 17, 1862 "one of the deepest sensations of the war." Grant's order read:
The Jews, as a class violating every regulation of trade established by the Treasury Department and also department orders, are hereby expelled from the department within twenty-four hours from the receipt of this order.
Post commanders will see to it that all of this class of people be furnished passes and required to leave, and any one returning after such notification will be arrested and held in confinement until an opportunity occurs of sending them out as prisoners, unless furnished with permit from headquarters. No passes will be given these people to visit headquarters for the purpose of making personal application of trade permits.
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States; first president to become officially involved in national questions of Jewish equality and anti-Jewish discrimination. Lincoln participated in two matters of Jewish historic significance. The first related to the appointment of Jewish chaplains for the army and for military hospitals. Legislation passed by the House of Representatives in July 1861 required that a chaplain be a "regularly ordained minister of some Christian denomination." Although a Jewish layman, Michael Allen did serve as chaplain; he resigned his commission after being accused of serving illegally. A campaign of public pressure was undertaken to change the law, and in December 1861 the Rev. Arnold Fishel of New York went to Washington, under the aegis of the Board of Delegates of American Israelites, to act as lobbyist and civilian chaplain. He secured an appointment with Lincoln who wrote him promising to use his best efforts "to have a new law broad enough to cover what is desired by you in behalf of the Israelites." New legislation was introduced in both the House and the Senate. By July 1862, a new law made it possible for rabbis to serve as military chaplains alongside Protestant ministers and Catholic priests, for the first time in history – a major step in the Americanization of the Jewish religion. Had Lincoln ignored Fishel's representations, or actively opposed them, it is unlikely that either house of Congress would have passed the legislation.
In December 1862, General Ulysses S. *Grant issued an order expelling all Jews from the area of his command, on the alleged grounds that Jews were engaging in illegal trade. This was brought to Lincoln's attention by a Jew from Paducah, Kentucky, Cesar Kaskel, in January 1863, and Lincoln, recognizing the injustice of the order, issued instructions for its immediate cancellation. General-in-Chief H.W. Halleck, in the second of a series of telegrams, explained to Grant that "as it in terms proscribed an entire religious class, some of whom are fighting in our ranks, the President deemed it necessary to revoke it." Lincoln, consenting to see another Jewish delegation after he saw Kaskel, assured the group, which included Rabbis Isaac M. *Wise and Max *Lilienthal , that "to condemn a class is, to say the least, to wrong the good with the bad. I do not like to hear a class or nationality condemned on account of a few sinners."
Lincoln was a close friend and political associate of Abraham *Jonas, a Jew from Quincy, Illinois, and their correspondence reveals a warm mutual appreciation and common political loyalties.
American Jews have felt especially attracted to Lincoln as the emancipator of the black slave, as a victim of violence, as a dreamer of peace, and as the spokesman of a way of life "with malice towards none, with charity for all," which matches the idealism of the prophets.
Ferguson Protesters: “Our Brothers Need to Break Some Cracker Skulls” and “Kill the White Crackers”
by Aurelius • October 11, 2014
Calls to respond violently to supposed police-repression is reaching a fevered-pitch in the St. Louis and Ferguson areas. Just a few days ago, a Ferguson protest leader promised to take “anger” and “rage” out on innocents. Tonight, supporters of the protesters in Ferguson are calling for violence, particularly against people who are not African American.
In public, protest leaders say there will be “bloodshed” if officer Darren Wilson is not found guilty. On social media sites, protesters are pushing an agenda of violence. During a live video on ustream yesterday, members called for their “brothers” to “break some cracker skulls:”
On video, protesters scream that they’re praying for the death of the police, and threaten them with violence (WARNING, MANY EXPLETIVES):
While others are throwing around crazed conspiracy theories, from all “crackers” know about some massive conspiracy to white people invented Ebola to capitalism is behind racism and white supremacy:
Jim Wallis: White Christians in America Need to Act More Christian Than White
By Stephanie Samuel , Christian Post Reporter
October 11, 2014|12:32 pm
Sojourners President and Founder Jim Wallis, one of several faith leaders who are heading to Ferguson, Missouri this weekend to march for justice, is challenging Christians to put their faith ahead of their race when it comes to issues concerning racial relations.
"If white Christians in America acted more Christian than white when it came to race, black parents would be less fearful for their children," said Wallis.
Christians who put faith ahead of race would not be afraid to take on tough racial issues like the police shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson with their peers and fight for equality, Wallis asserted.
Street protests broke out over the summer in Ferguson after 18-year-old African American Michael Brown was shot dead August 6 by white police office Darren Wilson after an altercation inside the officer's car. Witnesses say Brown was unarmed and holding his hands in the air when he was hit by eight to 10 bullets.
A grand jury was convened August 20 to decide whether or not to bring the matter to trial. According to the St. Louis Dispatch, Wilson testified before the jury composed of nine white members and six African American members September 16 for four hours, yet there has been little word whether he will be indicted. Last week a Twitter user claimed that the grand jury did not have enough evidence to "warrant an arrest." The possible information leak may cause further delays.
Wallis weighed in on the racial tension in America, saying, "Young black lives are worth less than young white lives in our criminal justice system and that's been painfully shown over and over again." He called this "an unacceptable reality" and declared "it's time to change."
"Time" he said "for white Christians to start acting Christians in America, not white people in America. Time for us to start acting like Christians first, white people second."
Christians, Wallis said, need to have honest discussions about race and what it means to be black in America.
Ferguson Witness: Government is Planting Provocateurs in Neighborhoods
Tim Brown August 20, 2014
A video has surfaced in which a man in the Saint Louis area, who has been involved in the protests in Missouri tells viewers that agent provocateurs are infiltrating legitimate protests in Missouri, all for the sake of the government growing its militarized presence in the area.
The videographer wrote in the description of the video:
"I debated with myself over an hour about whether I should post this or not. Earlier, while on the 2nd shift of our U. City protest, a guy pulled up, called all of us over, and said he worked with the government. He asked if we had a cell phone or something we could record him with. He said he was on his way out of here and wanted this recorded. I shid you not, and between my research on this government, & history, I'm inclined to believe him. Watch, like, share, tag, flood the news fb pages, WE ARE ALMOST OUT OF TIME!!!"
Grand jury could make decision on Ferguson shooting by November
By Mark Berman and Kimberly Kindy September 24
The grand jury considering whether to indict the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown could come to a decision by November, St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch said Wednesday.
Jurors have received an extension that allows them to consider the case until early January, which means the decision on Darren Wilson could come nearly five months after Brown was killed. But the jury will not need that much time, according to McCulloch.
“Initially, when we first start presenting we said mid-October, which was a pretty aspirational date,” he told The Washington Post on Wednesday. “Now, it is looking like very late October, probably going into the first or second week of November even.”
McCulloch had originally said it would take until October to present all of the evidence to the grand jury, which is only hearing evidence related to the shooting. It was announced last week that the jury’s deadline had been pushed back to Jan. 7.
If Ferguson photos of a ruthless, white, militarized police force against blacks looks like Israeli’s heavy handed racial war against Gaza Palestinians, there’s good reason. The Israeli Defense Force war crime-type tactics have stretched into the besieged Ferguson after the small Missouri town’s Police Chief Timothy Fitch trained in “counter-terrorism” with the IDF in Israel.