Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Wednesday 07/27/16


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Charges Dismissed Against Remaining Officers In Freddie Gray Case – ABC News

Prosecutors in Baltimore dropped all charges against the three remaining Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray despite holding firm in their belief that Gray’s death was a homicide.

“We do not believe that Gray killed himself. We stand by the medical examiner’s determination that Freddie Gray’s death was a homicide,” Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby told reporters this morning, delivering a strong defense for her decision to prosecute six officers involved in Gray’s death.

At the motion’s hearing for State v Garrett Miller this morning, prosecutors announced they would not pursue the remaining cases related to the arrest and death of Gray, bringing to an end one of the most closely watched police prosecutions in the country. The gag order against all parties involved, including prosecutors and defense attorneys and their clients, has also been rescinded.

“After much thought and prayer it has become clear that without being able to work with an independent investigatory agency from the very start, without having a say in the election of whether cases proceed in front of a judge or jury, without communal oversight of police in this community, without substantive reforms to the current criminal justice system, we could try this case 100 times and cases just like it and we would still end up with the same result,” Mosby said, standing across the street from the location where Gray was arrested in April 2015.

Mosby charged six officers last year for their role in the arrest and death of Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died while in police custody after he suffered a fatal spinal injury while being transported in the back of a police transport van. Prosecutors aimed to show that the officers were criminally liable for failing to secure Gray with a seat belt after he was loaded into a police transport van…

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Reagan Shooter John W. Hinckley Jr. To Be Released After 35 Years – KATU
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After more than 35 years in a psychiatric hospital, John W. Hinckley Jr. – who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan – will walk free.

A federal judge ruled Wednesday he is no longer a danger to himself or others.

The 61-year-old will be released as soon as August 5 to his mother in Virginia with a number of monitoring requirements.

Hinckley Jr. attempted to kill Reagan and shot three people outside the Washington Hilton in March 1981…

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Obama Spends $4 Million In Taxpayer Money To Hype Global Warming Alarm – WorldNetDaily

President Obama traveled late last year to Paris for an international conference so he could hype alarm over global warming.

He suggested at the time such an event was a “fitting response to the terrorist attacks that cost the lives of 130 people in and around Paris on Nov. 13,” the New York Times reported.

That’s even though the campaign against global warming has morphed into a campaign against “climate change” because there isn’t any more warming, and a new movie charges the entire effort is a “hustle” to redistribute the free world’s wealth.

The message Obama delivered cost American taxpayers more than $4 million.

The Washington watchdog Judicial Watch said it had obtained records from the Secret Service, the Air Force and others “detailing the costs of Obama’s trip to attend the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference.”

Secret Service charges for Obama and his staff cost taxpayers $1,324,171.60 and flight expenses were $2,840,896.80, totaling at least $4,165,068.40 for the trip.

“To date, Obama’s known travel expenses total $83,795,502.33,” Judicial Watch said…

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IRS Launches Investigation Of Clinton Foundation – Daily Caller
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IRS Commissioner John Koskinen referred congressional charges of corrupt Clinton Foundation “pay-to-play” activities to his tax agency’s exempt operations office for investigation, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.

The request to investigate the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation on charges of “public corruption” was made in a July 15 letter by 64 House Republicans to the IRS, FBI and Federal Trade Commission (FTC). They charged the foundation is “lawless.”

The initiative is being led by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican who serves as the vice chairwoman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, which oversees FTC. The FTC regulates public charities alongside the IRS…

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Sanders Delegates Walk Out Of Convention In Protest – Breitbart

Hundreds of delegates for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) walked out of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday evening and staged a sit-in inside the media center in protest against a “rigged” election.

The delegates waited until the roll call vote to nominate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was complete, with Sanders himself closing the process. Then they donned black gags, raised protest signs, held their fists high, and walked out en masse.

Hundreds of delegates managed to enter the media center and sat down in the center of the first of three large tents inside the convention perimeter. Some chanted: “This is what democracy looks like!” Most were silent, and deferred media questions.

Police quickly closed the doors to the media center and prevented further protesters from entering. They also formed a cordon around the delegates on the floor. Some explained to police that they intended to be peaceful. The mood was tense but quiet.

Breitbart News spoke with one Sanders delegate, Theresa Haas of Texas, who explained that the party had done little to reach out to Sanders supporters, and that Hillary Clinton alienated them by choosing Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) as her running mate. As for whether she would consider voting for Donald Trump, she said: “That’s a decision that many people in here are going to have to make in November.” Others told Breitbart News that they intended to vote for Jill Stein of the Green Party…

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Department Of Labor Admits It Destroyed Records After Six-Year FOIA Stonewall – Daily Caller
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Department of Labor (DOL) officials likely violated federal law when they said they had records requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), then six years later said they didn’t and deleted an email account that proved otherwise, Americans for Limited Government (ALG) said in a FOIA appeal Tuesday.

“At best, this is a case of mismanagement,” ALG President Nathan Mehrens told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “At worst, well, use your imagination. Are they hiding something and trying to run out the clock in order to avoid sunlight into their operations?”

ALG claims in an appeal to the DOL solicitor general that department officials likely violated FOIA and the Federal Records Act by failing to conduct a reasonable search for documents and destroying potentially relevant email records…

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Leaked Emails Show How Hillary Lied To States And Robbed Them Blind – Conservative Tribune

The political world was stunned, though not particularly surprised, when Wikileaks published nearly 20,000 hacked documents from the Democrat National Committee just days before the start of its national convention.

The full extent of the fallout was not immediately known, as journalists continued to sift through the hugely incriminating data dump searching for interesting tidbits of embarrassing information regarding the collusion between the DNC and presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

One rather remarkable revelation was recently addressed by Politico, and it more or less confirmed suspicions raised months ago by the campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and state-level Democrat party operatives.

At issue was the Hillary Victory Fund, a joint fundraising venture between the DNC and the Clinton campaign that seemingly funneled money through the state parties into the DNC, and from there into the Clinton campaign’s Hillary For America coffers.

Of the roughly $82 million raised through this effort, which would purportedly have been split between the campaign and the states, the state parties kept less than 1 percent of the total – a whopping $800,000, according to Federal Election Commission records…

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Leftist Congressman Alan Grayson’s Ex-Wife Lolita Alleges Decades Of Domestic Abuse – Washington Times
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Rep. Alan Grayson’s ex-wife has accused him of physically abusing her over a two-decade period, Politicoreported Tuesday.

From 1994 to 2014, the Florida Democrat’s then-wife, Lolita Grayson, went to police at least four times with accusations of domestic abuse, according to documents she provided to Politico.

Ms. Grayson, 56, said she sought medical attention on at least two occasions.

“I want the people to know my story so they know what kind of man Alan Grayson really is,” she told Politico in her first public comments on the issue…

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Ted Cruz Favorability Rating Collapse Confirmed In National And Ohio Post-Convention Polls – Gateway Pundit

Ted Cruz’s failure to endorse rival Donald Trump for president at last week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio has apparently caused his favorability rating among GOP voters to collapse, according to a national survey and an Ohio poll.

An NBC News/Survey Monkey nationwide poll released Tuesday and a PPP survey of Ohio Republicans released Monday confirms the shocking collapse in Cruz’ favorability rating among Republican voters following the convention seen in a CNN/ORC poll released Monday.

CNN/ORC:

“Cruz’s move, however, appears to have backfired. While 60% of Republican voters had a positive impression of the former presidential candidate before the convention, just 33% have one now.”

NBC News/Survey Monkey:

“Ted Cruz, who scored a strong round of boos when he declined to endorse Trump in his speech to the RNC, was not viewed kindly by Republicans voters. Though Cruz finished second in the GOP primary race, just 28 percent of members of his own party now view him favorably; 68 percent now view him unfavorably. Clearly, his performance at the GOP convention was not received well by his party.”

PPP Ohio:

“The biggest loser from the convention is Ted Cruz though. He has an 18/65 favorability rating with Ohio voters, making him by far and away the least popular figure in our poll. Even among Republicans he’s at just 23/61. We asked GOP voters who they would support in a hypothetical primary contest between Trump and Cruz, and Trump wins out 61-19.”…

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Islamist Knifemen Force 84-Year-Old French Priest To Kneel, Film Him As They Slit His Throat – Daily Mail
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One of a pair of ISIS knifemen who stormed a church in Normandy before slitting the throat of an elderly priest has been named as known terror threat Adel Kermiche.

The 19-year-old ‘ISIS soldier’ was being monitored with an electronic ankle tag after he was arrested for twice attempting to flee France to join the terror group in Syria.

Despite having been released early from prison, Kermiche’s bail conditions allowed him to roam unsupervised between 8.30am and 12.30pm, leaving him free to murder the priest in the attack carried out between 9am and 11am…

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DNC ‘Interfaith’ Prayer Space Has No Sign Of Any Religion Except Islam – Daily Caller

The Democratic National Convention has curtained off several “interfaith” spaces for prayer, but the only sign of religion in any of the spaces is Islam.

Convention goers looking to get in touch with the god of their choice can visit the “Interfaith Prayer Room” on the first floor of the Wells Fargo Center, which consists of a series of spaces sectioned off by curtains. A sign hangs over the first space, which is simply an empty room.

The second area has a few chairs and some prayer mats. A third large space is set up to accommodate Muslims, with a mat set up on the floor presumably facing Mecca and a sanitizing station so Muslims can wash before they pray.

A fourth space is another large empty room. Aside from Islam, no sign of any other religion was present.

Kind of surprising for a so-called interfaith prayer area. If they can set up a huge hand sanitizing station and figure out which way is Mecca, seems like grabbing a copy of a bible or a crucifix wouldn’t be a huge deal. Or a drum for the new age types. Or even some incense to help out Hindu believers. How about a pen and paper for believers who prefer to journal their prayers? Or a Jewish prayer book?

The spaces were also devoid of praying people, with the exception of one woman wearing Birkenstocks and a Bernie Sanders T-shirt plopped on the floor next to some chairs, casually swiping through her iPhone…

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Debbie WhatsHerName Schultz Won’t Get Party Money For Her Primary Fight – The Hill
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The head of the Democrats’ campaign arm said Monday that the party has no plans to spend money to help embattled Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) weather a tough primary challenge in her Florida district.

Rep. Ben Ray Luján (N.M.), head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), said the party would provide technical and logistical support as Wasserman Schultz squares off against primary challenger Tim Canova, a populist liberal in the mold of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

But, he quickly added, the DCCC will reserve its war chest to defend the most vulnerable Democrats and try to pick up seats currently held by Republicans – not to defend Democratic incumbents from primary challenges in blue districts…

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Boo Time: Hillary Gets Ugly Surprise At Chaotic DNC – WorldNetDaily

Democrats planned to make this week a show of strong unity in contrast to the divisions that appeared among Republicans last week, but instead they opened their national convention Monday afternoon with their national chairwoman resigning in scandal, Bernie Sanders supporters refusing to back the nominee and a litany of embarrassing correspondence.

The upheaval stems from from nearly 20,000 emails from the Democratic National Committee that were hacked and released Friday by Wikileaks.

While the emails are being examined, the exchanges already reveal the DNC actively supporting Hillary Clinton during the Democratic Party primaries and even hiring young people to argue with Bernie Sanders supporters on social media. The emails also show the DNC demanding things from liberal media outlets and personalities, referring to Latino outreach as “taco bowl outreach,” belittling donors behind their backs and orchestrating anti-Trump protests.

In response, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced she would step down after the convention, but that timing got moved up after she was roundly booed by her own Florida delegation Monday morning in Philadelphia.

It’s exactly the start to the convention that the Democrats didn’t want.

“Given the cracks that appeared in the Republican convention last week, one of the things that the Democrats wanted to do in Philadelphia would be to contrast what they would say was Republican disarray with a smooth-running convention in Philadelphia,” said former Republican National Committee Deputy Chairman Frank Donatelli, who also served as political director in the Reagan administration…

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No Visible American Flags At The Democrat Convention – Daily Caller
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The Daily Caller is at the Democratic National Convention Monday and it doesn’t look like there are any American flags.

The stage is bland and grey, with no red, white or blue present. A thorough look at the crowd present also turns up no American flags.

The Republican National Convention in Cleveland on the other hand was filled with Americana…

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The Democrats Manage To Violate Federal Immigration Law Yet Again At Their Convention – Hot Air

At this point, stories about Democrats breaking the law are quickly falling into the Dog Bites Man category, but this one is still worthy of note because of the national (and indeed international) platform where it was featured. There was a lengthy list of speakers at the DNC yesterday, each offering up red meat to the progressive base and pleas for unity with the disaffected supporters of Bernie Sanders, but one individual is receiving attention for precisely the wrong reasons.

Well before the headliners took the stage, the convention was addressed by Francisca Ortiz and her daughter Karla. She was addressing the subject of immigration – always a winner at Democratic gatherings – but Francisca comes to the subject from a background of specific expertise. She’s currently in the country illegally and is ignoring a standing deportation order. (In case Donna Brazil hasn’t heard, that’s still against the law.)

At Liberty Unyielding, J.E. Dyer highlights some of her background.

With the Democrats having put the first day of their national convention to bed, Dennis Michael Lynch notes that they’ve racked up two violations of Section 8 U.S. Code 1324.

What did they do to accomplish that? They knowingly hosted two adult illegal aliens as featured speakers at the convention.

One is a woman named Francisca (no last name given), who appeared at the speaker’s podium with her young daughter Karla. Francisca is currently ignoring a deportation order from the U.S. Government. Francisca and Karla are likely to be the pair featured in this June 2016 article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The other is a young woman named Astrid Silva, who came to the U.S. illegally at the age of 4. Now in her mid-20s, Silva has been working on a bachelor’s degree at Nevada State College…

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