Thug who tried to rob Starbucks plans to sue good Samaritan who stopped him

Oh no, excessive force!

The mother of a man who police said attempted to rob a Starbucks in California, but was thwarted by a Good Samaritan, reportedly said her son plans to sue because the hero used “excessive force.”

The video of the July robbery went viral. Police released the footage showing Cregg Jerri, 58, struggling with a would-be robber in a Transformers mask who tried to stage a hold-up with a knife and toy gun at a Starbucks in Fresno.

Jerri, at one point, approaches the robber from behind and bashes him over the head with a chair. Eventually the two hit the ground and grapple. Police said Jerri was stabbed in the neck as he tried to grab the knife.

They said when Jerri took the knife away, he stabbed the robber several times. Police said Ryan Flores, 30, was the man in the mask.

“The guy, in my opinion, went from a Good Samaritan to a vigilante,” Pamela Chimienti, Flores’ mother, told KSEE-TV. “Stabbing somebody that many times, it doesn’t take that many stab wounds to get somebody to succumb to you.”

So, is she an expert on hand to hand combat? Here is video, you decide

If anything he needs to study up on proper chair usage. Here THIS is how you hit a thug with a chair

Sorry, but all police shootings are tragic, but most police shootings are also justified

Remember “social justice” is not about justice

Parents of a gender non-binary Georgia Tech student are furious at campus police for shooting their child, who came at them with a knife shouting “shoot me.”

L. Chris Stewart, the attorney for the family of Scout Schultz, 21, questioned why officers did not use non-lethal force on the president of the school’s Pride Alliance.

Stewart has a press conference planned for Monday where he intends to question if the officers had training to deal with mentally ill students, which is an interesting way to describe someone who identifies as gender non-binary.

Warning, graphic video

My heart breaks for the loss of their son, but I am not sure what this poor young man’s parents expected the police to do. They backed away, they pleaded for the young man to drop the knife. He just kept advancing, screaming “shoot me”. It sounds like suicide by cop

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#Update: A new report from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation states that Scout Schultz was the one that made the 911 call to Georgia Tech Police alerting them of a suspicious person on campus. During the call, Schultz described the person as a white male with long blond hair, white t-shirt and blue jeans who is possible intoxicated, holding a knife and possibly armed with a gun on his hip.

Investigators also found a total of three suicide notes located in Schultz’s dormitory room. A multi-purpose tool containing a knife was recovered from the scene. No firearms were recovered.

He apparently wanted to die. Tragic, awful, and heart wrenching. But he alone is to blame

Tulsa Police shoot Black man brandishing two knives, Racial Grievance Mongers see opportunity for profit

Here is the story from Tulsa World

The fatal police shooting of a mentally ill man brandishing two knives in north Tulsa on Friday culminated in an intense protest and the deployment of officers in riot gear.
Police identified the man as 29-year-old Joshua Barre.

OK, this man was mentally ill. In fact the  Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office’s Mental Health Unit were trying to serve a civil “pickup order” when he walked away from the area. A judge had ordered a mental health evaluation for the man.

Video of the shooting as the man tried to enter what looks like a convenience store can be viewed here.

The video shows two men one of them looks as if he is exiting the store when he sees something that makes him back up and close the door. A second man, presumably the manager or owner walks up, and looks out, and immediately gets his keys to lock the door. Apparently seeing he does not have time, he runs away from the door, motioning the other man to follow him. Seconds later Barre, carrying two very large knives enters and turns in the direction the men ran. As he turns, two officers, who I presume were following Barre fire killing him. Fearing for the safety of those in the store the officers warned Barre not to enter the store, and fired when he entered anyway.  But, the outrage had already started

Tempers flared as an emotional crowd the police estimated at 300 people condemned the latest deadly police encounter in north Tulsa. Protesters chanted “f— the police” from behind crime scene tape and shouted obscenities at investigators.

Clearly the men in that store, one of whom is Black are in fear for their lives. If the offices had not fired would he have attacked those men? What are the police supposed to do in this case? What would the geniuses calling the police murderers have the police do exactly? Here are four 911 calls about Barre, all from what I assume are Black people. Every call is made by people fearing this man with two butcher knives is going to do someone harm. Again, what would the protesters have police do in this case? What would they do if the police officer had not shot Barre and he had stabbed, or even killed someone? 

There will be an investigation, as there should be. Everyone should wait for that before ranting about police murdering Black people. Of course the racial grievance mongering leeches like Benjamin Crump and Al Sharpton will not wait will they? They have money to make off of this. 

I watched a short video of residents of the area at the scene, and I heard the usual. Claims that the Barre was shot in the back nine times, and that he had no weapons. That he should have been tased, or pepper sprayed. That he was simply murdered, and that he was no threat to anyone. Of course if the police had not shot him and h had stabbed someone, the same people would accuse the police of not protecting Black people.

This is the price we are paying for the divisive rhetoric and narratives of the Left. A significant portion of our country has been taught that they are targeted, that police are hunting down young black men, and that it is OK to become outraged before hearing any evidence or allowing investigations to run their course. This must stop, it really must. The media are to blame, the false narratives of the Sharpton’s, Crump’s, and DeRay McKesson’s of the world is to blame. The politicians who care more about keeping Blacks in perceived victimhood than about finding solutions are to blame. And all of us are paying the price, a price I fear will grow if we do not get a handle on this soon.

Obama’s deplorable commutations continue

Does the name Oscar Lopez Rivera ring a bell? If not, you might think nothing of President Obama commuting his sentence. But this is why it ought to sicken you Mike Miles sums it up

These presidential pardons absolutely define who Obama is: an America-hating socialist who thinks the “victimhood” of minorities outweighs the rule of law or common decency.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Obama has commuted the sentence of Oscar Lopez Rivera, which might not mean much to most people. When you learn about who this man is and what he did, it’s downright infuriating that Obama let this scumbag out of jail.

Rivera was a member of Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional (FALN), a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization that sought to liberate Puerto Rico by attacking the US. These assholes were responsible for 100 bombings that killed 6 people in the 1970’s. Rivera was a bomb maker and instructor for the group.

In 1977 Lopez was arrested after his apartment was found stocked with TNT and other bomb making materials. According to the court records, Rivera was…

…personally involved in bombing and incendiary attacks across the country for at least five years…has been a prime recruiter for members of the underground terrorist group, and has been a key trainer in bombing, sabotage and other techniques of guerilla warfare. He has set up a series of safehouses and bomb factories across the country, the searches of which have uncovered literally hundreds of pounds of dynamite and other forms of high explosive, blasting caps, timing devices, huge caches of weapons and stockpiles of ammunition, silencers, sawed-off shotguns, disguises, stolen and altered identity documents, and the proceeds of the armed robberies of locations such as a National Guard Armory, Chicago’s Carter-Mondale Re-Election headquarters, radio and communications companies, as well as a variety of stolen vehicles.

Rivera confessed to everything he was charged with, but claimed the US had no right to prosecute him. He was tried and convicted of seditious conspiracy, use of force to commit robbery, interstate transportation of firearms and ammunition to aid in the commission of a felony, and interstate transportation of stolen vehicles. He was given a 55-year sentence in federal prison.

Yet, President obama has commuted his sentence? Deplorable!

Family of violent, armed thug outraged that police are allowed to defend themselves

Via Bearing Arms

Convicted drug trafficker Frank “Scooterbug” Clark was shot and killed by Durham Police earlier this week after he reached for a gun in his waistband after being confronted by cops, and his family and allies are really mad that violent felons aren’t treated with more respect by officers who know they are violent, woman-abusing drug dealers.

Family and friends are voicing their frustrations and concerns one day after police shot and killed a Durham man.

Frank Nathaniel Clark, 34, died after being shot during a struggle with three officers. Durham Police Chief C.J. Davis said the officers – Charles Barkley, Monte Southerland and Christopher Goss – stopped to talk to Clark when he reached for a gun in his waistband and they heard a shot.

About a dozen demonstrators marched a little over a mile from Fayetteville Road, near the McDougald Terrace community where Clark was shot, to Durham Police Headquarters, voicing their concerns about what they describe as a broken relationship between Durham police officers and the community.

The demonstrators took their call for justice to the front door of police headquarters before returning to the street and forming a circle in the middle of Chapel Hill Street, shutting down the intersection between Duke Street and Gregson Street.

“Not only do I want change, the community wants change too,” said Clark’s brother, Michael Clark.

Michael Clark said he and his brother, who was known to the community as “Bug,” grew up in the McDougald Terrace neighborhood. He said he wants Durham police officers to be more respectful to residents and that many who joined the march feel intimidated by police.

“The physical contact with the community, how they go about it; there’s another way instead of just hopping out, saying ‘put your hands up’, searching and patting you down for guns,” Michael Clark said.

There is also another way for people with long records of beating women, carrying illegal weapons and, dealing drugs to conduct themselves isn’t there? How about not pulling your illegal firearm on police? How about respect for law enforcement from the “community”? After all, the police are trying to protect innocent people from thugs like Clark. Consider this quote from the news article

“This community deserves safety and community policing has not created more safety. It has led directly to the death of Frank Clark,” said demonstrator Serena Sebring.

Hmmm, it seems Clark was the type of person that makes these communities unsafe. And, to be blunt, Clark caused his own death by pulling his illegal weapon on police. So, my suggestion to these protesters would be to stop excusing bad behavior. Stop blaming police for doing their jobs. If the police can improve their tactics, then fine. But, the excusing of criminals and thugs must stop.

Oh goody, another ignorant “Look at Me” Social Justice Warrior pisses on the national anthem

No, I should not use her name because frankly, she is likely looking for attention with this stunt

MIAMI (AP) A woman performing the national anthem before an NBA preseason game in Miami on Friday night did so while kneeling at midcourt, and opening her jacket to show a shirt with the phrase ”Black Lives Matter.”

The singer was identified by the Heat as Denasia Lawrence. It was unclear if she remained in the arena after the performance, and messages left for her were not immediately returned.

I would like to hear her excuse for her actions. I would imagine she would echo the ignorance of this uninformed buffoon

Leah Tysse was called upon to deliver the national anthem during the Sacramento Kings game, and as she ended her rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” she kneeled to protest “injustice” in America.

“This act embodies the conflict many of us feel,” Tysse explained of her actions in a Facebook post following her performance. “I love and honor my country as deeply as anyone yet it is my responsibility as an American to speak up against injustice as it affects my fellow Americans. I have sung the anthem before but this time taking a knee felt like the most patriotic thing I could do.”

OK, let us not question her patriotism, or motives for  second. What “injustices” are upsetting her? This is from her Facebook page

Why I took a knee while singing the Anthem at a Sacramento Kings NBA game: This act embodies the conflict many of us feel. I love and honor my country as deeply as anyone yet it is my responsibility as an American to speak up against injustice as it affects my fellow Americans. I have sung the anthem before but this time taking a knee felt like the most patriotic thing I could do. I cannot idly stand by as black people are unlawfully profiled, harassed and killed by our law enforcement over and over and without a drop of accountability. I believe that the majority of police are good and are against this too and as a nation we all need to speak up. We should all be outraged and demand justice and an end to the brutality. Let’s look around our communities for those facilitating healthy interactions between law enforcement and communities of color and support. The sad reality is, as a white American I am bestowed a certain privilege in this nation that is not enjoyed by all people. Black families are having much different conversations with their children about how to interact with the police than white families. Let’s be honest. Until we can recognize that white privilege exists we cannot have a dialogue about race. Whether or not you can see if from your vantage point, there is a deep system of institutionalized racism in America, from everyday discrimination to disproportionate incarceration of people of color to people losing their lives at the hands of the police simply for being black. This is not who we claim to be as a nation. It is wrong and I won’t stand for it

So, it would appear that she is, indeed, a highly indoctrinated American. A victim of our education system, and of the media narrative about America, race, police, and crime. Consider her belief that police are brutally targeting Blacks

I cannot idly stand by as black people are unlawfully profiled, harassed and killed by our law enforcement over and over and without a drop of accountability

This is a very common misconception that groups like Black Lives Matter have pushed repeatedly. That police are never held to account for “hunting down” Black Americans. This is patently untrue. Every police shooting is investigated, ballistic, forensic, and eye-witness testimony are weighed and yes, some officers are charged, some are not. Some who are charged are convicted, some are not. Police, like everyone deserve justice be allowed to work. The problem with “Social Justice” is that it has no interest in actual justice. Take the next statement from Tysse

Whether or not you can see if from your vantage point, there is a deep system of institutionalized racism in America, from everyday discrimination to disproportionate incarceration of people of color to people losing their lives at the hands of the police simply for being black

Again, she makes a patently false accusation that police are shooting Blacks for their skin color. She then goes into the narrative of “disproportioante incarceration”, which is also false. Social Justice types look at Blacks, and say they are 13% of the population, yet they are, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, 37.8% of the prison poulation Whites make up 58.7%. To the Social Justice Warrior, or SJW, this is glaring evidence of racism. But what happens when you compare the number of Blacks who commit crimes, to the number incarcerated? According to the FBI numbers of those arrested for crimes, all crimes is 28.3%. Now look at the rates for violent crime only. The FBI defines Violent crimes as offenses of murder and non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.

For 2014 the violent crime arrest rate for Whites was 59.4 %. Comapre that to the prison poulation for Whites 58.7%. Now compare the Black pison poulation, 37.8% to the violent crime arrests of Blacks which is 37.7%. Disproportionate? Hardly. The percentage of Blacks arrested for violent crimes is alomost identical to the  percentage of Blacks incacerated. The numbers or arrests from 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 are almost the same. the only thing that stands out as “disproportionate” is the violent crime rate in the Black community. 

Perhaps Tysse, and her fellow SJW’s should do a bit of research BEFORE denouncing police, America, and our justice system? Tysse wrote this on Fcaebook, maybe she should ammend this

Let’s be honest. Until we can recognize that white privilege exists we cannot have a dialogue about race.

No, let us be truly honest Ms. Tysse, until people like yourself start addressing the real issues here, the disproportionate violent crime rate among young Black men, gangs, the victim mentality, and the abscence of fathers in so many young Black people’s lives, the plight of so many Blacks will not improve

Unarmed, of course does not mean what the Cult of Gun Control thinks it means

Police shoot an “unarmed” man…… That is the headline to any news story the media and Black Lives Matter can exploit. But being “unarmed” does not mean a person cannot be a threat to someone’s life does it? No!

A white police officer is back at work in northeast Mississippi, weeks after a grand jury declined to indict him in the shooting death of a black man who ran from a traffic stop.

City spokeswoman Leesha Faulkner confirmed Wednesday that Tyler Cook is carrying out administrative duties at the Tupelo Police Department.

Antwun “Ronnie” Shumpert died June 18 after police said he ran from a traffic stop and Cook and a police dog found him hiding under a house. An autopsy showed 37-year-old Shumpert was shot four times.

The shooting has prompted multiple protests, and Shumpert’s relatives are seeking $35 million in a federal lawsuit against the city of nearly 35,700 residents

Note the media played the race card eagerly, and early. But waited, of course, to add context late in the story

District Attorney John Weddle announced Aug. 1 that a grand jury found Cook “acted lawfully” and declined to indict him. Weddle said evidence showed Shumpert was shot four times at close range, consistent with Cook’s version of events that Shumpert had emerged from under a house and beat the officer, leading Cook to shoot Shumpert when the officer feared for his life.

Ah, adds a different perspective doesn’t it? Again, unarmed people kill people every day, yet the media spins the “unarmed” narrative for all it is worth. But as Bob Owens explains

There is a disturbing lack of sanity that has emerged in recent years which argues against all of human history that an “unarmed” person simply isn’t a dangerous threat. The media, community activists, attorneys, and politicians are asserting that regular citizens and law enforcement officers should be able to handle unarmed threats without firearms at all times. That certainly seems to be the argument made by Shumpert’s family and their fantasy-addicted attorney.

In a perfect world, fights would be scheduled among opponents of similar skill levels and abilities in their own weight classes, a referee would ensure the fight is fair, and their would be a ringside doctor.

Back here in reality, however, we know that isn’t often the case.

People come in every color, creed, shape, size and sex. They have wildly different levels of fitness, skill, training, levels of aggression, and mindset. Fights aren’t fair, and in the real world, one of the two combatants in the fight is often vastly superior to the other. More often than not, that person is also the aggressor. They typically take the initiative, establish dominance quickly, and if they are handled quickly, may quickly beat their opponent not just into submission, but into death.

According to the FBI, you’re twice as likely to be beat or stomped to death by an unarmed man than you are to be shot to death by someone armed with a rifle. your roughly twice as likely to be beaten to death than shot to death with a shotgun. You’re more likely to be beat or stomped to death by an unarmed man than someone armed with a club or hammer.

The media, naturally, will not be sharing those facts I would wager. After all, the narrative, not the facts matter

What the media likely will not tell you about the murder of Dwayne Wade’s cousin

All I heard the past two days was how many have died in Chicago from “gun violence”. Oh but of course we must blame the guns. A better term would be “gang violence”. Bob Owens has some perspectiveBob Owens has some perspective

A cousin of NBA basketball star Dwyane Wade was shot and killed by a pair of serial offenders in Chicago on Friday because the two thugs didn’t like it when a taxi driver dared to make eye contact with them.

A pair of brothers released from jail on parole have been charged with fatally shooting Nykea Aldridge, cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, in Chicago.

Darwin Sorells, 26, and 22-year-old brother Derren, who are both documented gang members, were charged with first-degree murder Sunday over the death of Aldridge, 32, a mother-of-four.

Both are repeat gun offenders, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson confirmed, and both were out on parole at the time of the killing.

Speaking about Darwin, Johnson said he is a six-time weapon offender who was jailed in 2013 for six years for another gun crime but released on parole in February.

Stop right there! Why was Darwin, why in the Blue Hell was this piece of trash out of prison, waking around? Sic weapons offenses, a gang member AND sentenced to six years less than three years ago? What is wrong with a justice system that releases a thug Like that early? His brother is also a repeat gun offender! Why the Hell was he out to predate on innocents? And why the Hell is no one talking about this? And why the Hell isn’t someone like Owens on CNN, or Fox talking about the reality of these predators?

The gang-banging Sorells brothers are part of a feral subculture within the larger American society that is predatory and nearly primal in how they view the world. In this instance, they decided to try to murder a man for being a stranger that made eye contact, which they took as a sign of challenging their dominance over what they viewed as their territory.

This is the sort of behavior we often associate with wild animals, but it is in fact the norm for much of human history, and is a current problem in many parts of the world even today.

The simple fact of the matter is that there are people who are predators by nature or nurture or a combination of the two, and they don’t think like you and I.

To them, violence is a tool, if not a form of currency.

They do not see other human beings as contributing members of society to be valued, but as either fellow predators to be either challenged or submitted to, or as prey to be exploited. Some of these people commit violent crime as a job. Others simply enjoy it.

This is a reality that your average citizen can’t or won’t admit exists, because it is terrifying. Admitting that this world exists is to admit that this is a serious problem. Even more worrying to a Disneyfied world is the realization that the only way to deal with this kind of threat is the sudden, precise, and overwhelming application of the tool of violence.

That my friends is the truth. There are bad people out there, people who will kill you, over nothing more than some perceived slight. As I have said numerous times to those fools who consider all violence to be somehow “equal”

Violence is neither good nor evil.

Violence is merely a tool.

Good people use the tool of violence all the time to save lives and prevent evil people from harming others. These practitioners of benevolent violence are members of our armed forces, law enforcement officers, and regular people just like you and I.

Go read the rest my friends

Concealed carry permit holders are the most law-abiding people in America

After you read this, ask yourself why the Left is so adamant about attacking gun rights. I think you know the answer already

Concealed-carry permit holders are nearly the most law-abiding demographic of Americans, a new report by the Crime Prevention Research Center says—comparing the permit holders foremost with police.

“Indeed, it is impossible to think of any other group in the U.S. that is anywhere near as law-abiding,” says the report, titled “Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States 2016.

“We find that permit holders are convicted of misdemeanors and felonies at less than a sixth the rate for police officers,” the report says. “Among police, firearms violations occur at a rate of 16.5 per 100,000 officers. Among permit holders in Florida and Texas, the rate is only 2.4 per 100,000.10. That is just one-seventh of the rate for police officers.”

Further damning is this stat, from states that do not require a permit to carry

“In 2014, the seven states that allowed concealed carry without a permit had much lower rates of murder and violent crime than did the seven jurisdictions with the lowest percentage of permit holders,” the Crime Prevention Research Center report reads. “Indeed, the murder rate was 31 percent lower in the states not requiring permits. The violent crime rate was 28 percent lower. Compared to the rest of the country, the 25 states with the highest rates of permit-holding experienced markedly lower rates of murder and violent crime.”

The Cult of Gun Control, of course, continues to lie. Consider Dan Gross of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence

“The fact is, despite the repugnant lies and wild west fantasies peddled by the corporate gun lobby, communities with a greater number of loaded, concealed guns are markedly more dangerous, and their citizens’ lives are at greater risk.

Well Dan, obviously you are ignorant or lying, and I would guess lying, deliberately, because the right of self-defense offends your collectivist mindset. The fact is as more and more guns are bought by law-abiding Americans violent crime rates, homicide rates, and accidental deaths by guns have all decreased, as has the rate of homicide by firearm. Numbers do not lie Dan, you do.

Unless Dan is talking about cities like Chicago, Baltimore, and DC, which have very strict gun laws, which disarm good people while doing nothing to stop gang bangers, and thugs from carrying concealed, loaded, and illegal guns, and committing crimes, then Dan is most definitely lying. Dan knows the truth, yet he lies anyway, again, ask yourself why.

Well, this makes me feel better about our national security

It would seem Team Obama loves releasing dangerous people to prey upon decent Americans

The Obama administration, forced to cut spending under the congressional sequester, ordered immigration officials to slash jailed illegals by over 5,000, including some accused of “terroristic threats,” drunk driving, drug and gun possession and sexual assault, according to newly revealed emails.

Ah, those mean Republicans “forced” the releases because “spending cuts”. So, Team Obama could not find anywhere else to cut? Where are their priorities? I think we know

Hundreds of emails obtained by the Immigration Reform Law Instituteunder a Freedom of Information Act demand showed urgent demands from Washington to Immigration and Customs Enforcement outposts around the country to release illegals after the 2013 sequester went into effect.

The administration tried to prioritize non-criminal illegals for release, but pressure to move fast prompted the release of criminals. Several illegal immigrants detained for terrorist activities were cited in release emails obtained by the Institute.

Again, there was no where else they could have cut? No, no, of course not because optics

“These emails make it crystal clear that the administration was more concerned with the political optics of its immigration enforcement efforts than with its duty to keep Americans safe from criminal and illegal aliens,” said FAIR spokesman Dave Ray. “Unfortunately, some American families paid the ultimate price – the loss of a loved one – for this political theater.”

President Obama’s immigration policies have been plagued with violence and even murder by illegal aliens released from jails instead of being deported.

And the best part? Hillary will be just as bad, if not worse

Your Self-Defense Story of the Day

Guns can serve as an equalizer for intended victims who are at sever disadvantages. Those who are handicapped, attacked by criminals who are stronger, or attacked by multiple attackers can turn the tables.

When will criminals learn? If you break into someone’s home, you shouldn’t expect to make it out alive.

Especially when your ‘victim’ is armed.

Police in Mobile, AL were called to an apartment complex on Texas Street shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday morning to investigate a shooting.

Mobile Police Department said three armed robbers, Deidra White, 24, Donald Denson, 19 and Eddie Hardy, 19, broke into an apartment in an apparent armed robbery attempt. The tenant heard the home intruders and grabbed his firearm for self defense. After a confrontation and a shootout in the apartment, the intruders fled on foot.

But not without a little parting gift for their efforts.

Hardy, who suffered a gunshot wound courtesy of the armed (and obviously better trained) tenant, was driven to a local hospital by his partners in crime where police say he died from his injuries.

Again, this story ends very differently if the Cult of Gun Control had their way

Perhaps our president should stop demanding new laws, and start enforcing our current ones

Jenn Jacques nails it!

Nothing illustrates America’s breakdown like the way the president’s hometown celebrates its holidays. Memorial Day: 12 dead, 56 wounded. The Fourth of July: 10 dead, 53 wounded. Labor Day: 9 dead, 46 wounded. This kind of third-world carnage has become absolutely … normal.

If the president held a press conference every time multiple people were murdered by criminal gangbangers with illegal guns in Chicago, we’d hear from him almost every day. Instead, he says nothing. And the untold secret in Washington is that he has all the laws he needs to stop the bloodshed now.

Under the existing federal gun laws, he could take every felon with a gun, drug dealer with a gun and criminal gangbanger with a gun off the streets tomorrow and lock them up for five years or more. But he won’t do it, his Justice Department won’t do it, and the media never asks why. So convicted gangbangers carry illegal guns because they fear rival gangs more than they fear being prosecuted for a gun charge.

Powerful truth there. And where is our media? Yes you too Fox, where are y’all? Why can no one in the mainstream media seem to report that laws, federal laws are simply not being enforced. How many lives might be saved by enforcing those laws? And why is it not one major news outlet can call out our president on his hypocrisy? He wags his finger at the NRA, at gun owners while at the same time he does not enforce existing laws. I suppose this shows what his priorities are. And the same is true for the grandstanding Democrats in Congress.

Your Self-Defense Story of the Day

Bad day to rob a pharmacy! Via Bearing Arms

Last week an armed robber targeted a pharmacy in Pennsylvania. The pharmacy’s owner saw the robber approach via video camera and armed himself, and when the criminal didn’t listen to warning to leave and jumped the counter, the owner cut him down.

Now the District Attorney says that the pharmacy owner won’t face charges, and actually made the world a better place by killing the bad guy.

The pharmacy owner who shot and killed a robber on Friday morning in Levittown, Bucks County, will not face charges – and was even praised by the district attorney.

During a news conference on Friday afternoon, Falls Township Police Lt. Henry Ward said Pennsbury Pharmacy owner Kenneth Lee “had no choice to do what he did. He was protecting himself and his business.”

District Attorney David Heckler wholeheartedly agreed.

“There is no thought that we would prosecute the shooter in this case. He was entirely justified in his conduct, and frankly should be commended,” Heckler said.

“From what I can see, he performed a public service in taking out this fella,” Heckler continued. “The fella asked for what he got and he got it.”

Very sad someone lost his life, but, the criminal is completely to blame for that. SElf-Defense is, to me, the most basic natural right

Your Self-Defense Story of the Day “IN the Face!”

Dude!

A man allegedly broke into a house in the Weimer neighborhood in the early hours of (May 29) and was shot in the face. At about 4:30 a.m., Yvon Juteau –a man known to police from previous incidents– entered a house on Juniper Street while people were sleeping, Interim Police Chief Lt. Dave Maggio of the Taos Police Department said. When the inhabitants were approached by Juteau with a crow bar, one of them “shot three times with a 38 and hit the suspect in the face,” Maggio said. Police tracked him with blood into a nearby field. He resisted police and was tazed with a high voltage stun gun, then taken into custody and transferred to Holy Cross Hospital where he is in stable condition.

Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Sunday 05/15/16


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Obama Doesn’t Think Rapists, Armed Robbers, Drug Dealers Are Criminals – New York Post
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It’s only May, but I think I’ve found the euphemism of the year: According to Team Obama, criminals should now be declared “justice-involved individuals.”

The neo-Orwellianism comes to us from the bizarre flurry of last-minute diktats, regulations and bone-chilling threats collectively known to fanboys as Obama’s Gorgeous Goodbye.

In another of those smiley-faced, but deeply sinister, “Dear Colleague” letters sent to universities and college this week, Obama’s Education Secretary John King discouraged colleges from asking applicants whether they were convicted criminals.

An accompanying pamphlet was called “Beyond the Box: Increasing Access to Higher Education for Justice-Involved Individuals.”…

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London’s New Mayor Warns Trump: Let In Muslims Or They Will Attack America – Daily Caller

The new Muslim mayor of London has issued a warning to Donald Trump: Moderate your stance on Muslims, or they will launch more attacks against America.

Trump recently praised Sadiq Khan for winning London’s mayoral race, and said he would be willing to create an exception in his policy restricting Muslim entry into the United States in order to allow Khan to visit. But in a statement Tuesday, Khan dismissed Trump’s invitation, and also denounced his views on Islam as “ignorant,” suggesting Trump’s policies would increase the terrorist threat in both the U.S. and U.K.

“Donald Trump’s ignorant view of Islam could make both of our countries less safe – it risks alienating mainstream Muslims around the world and plays into the hands of extremists,” he said. “Donald Trump and those around him think that Western liberal values are incompatible with mainstream Islam – London has proved him wrong.”

While Khan touted the liberal values of British Muslims, some polls have found worrying indicators that their assimilation is incomplete. A poll in April, for instance, found that two-thirds of British Muslims would not tell the government if a friend or family member became involved with extremists. Half of them said homosexuality should be illegal and over 20 percent supported establishing sharia in the U.K…

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‘We Need A Medic!’ Hillary, Bernie Delegates Clash At NV Dem Convention – American Mirror
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Supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed in Las Vegas on Saturday and it got so out of hand, cops descended on the ballroom and threatened arrests.

Convention attendee and YouTube user Anie H. posted several photos of the action, as announcements were made over the loud speaker to leave the Paris Hotel or risk being arrested.

She said Las Vegas Metropolitan police entered from the back of the room and went to the front, and “they are literally going to force us to leave the room.”

As she spoke, people could be seen shouting and waving their fists and signs…

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‘Wiped Out’: Air Force Losing Pilots And Planes To Cuts, Scrounging For Spare Parts – Fox News

It was just a few years ago, in March 2011, when a pair of U.S. Air Force B-1 bombers – during a harsh winter storm – took off from their base in South Dakota to fly across the world to launch the air campaign in Libya, only 16 hours after given the order.

Today, many in the Air Force are questioning whether a similar mission could still be accomplished, after years of budget cuts that have taken an undeniable toll. The U.S. Air Force is now short 4,000 airmen to maintain its fleet, short 700 pilots to fly them and short vital spare parts necessary to keep their jets in the air. The shortage is so dire that some have even been forced to scrounge for parts in a remote desert scrapheap known as “The Boneyard.”

“It’s not only the personnel that are tired, it’s the aircraft that are tired as well,” Master Sgt. Bruce Pfrommer, who has over two decades of experience in the Air Force working on B-1 bombers, told Fox News.

Fox News visited two U.S. Air Force bases – including South Dakota’s Ellsworth Air Force Base located 35 miles from Mount Rushmore, where Pfrommer is stationed – to see the resource problems first-hand, following an investigation into the state of U.S. Marine Corps aviation last month…

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House Republicans are Bringing Impeachment Hearings Against IRS Commissioner For ‘Lying Under Oath’ – Daily Insider
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IRS Commissioner John Koskinen may be facing impeachment after the House Judiciary Committee announced Friday that it will be holding hearings in the next few weeks concerning his alleged misconduct.

When it was discovered in 2013 that under Lois Lerner, the IRS’ Exempt Organizations Unit had allegedly been targeting conservative groups as they applied for tax-exempt status, John Koskinen was appointed as the spokesman for the agency.

However, according to Fox News, Koskinen is accused of allowing thousands of emails and backup tapes to be deleted after a subpoena was issued ordering him to preserve those records…

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Obama’s Teen ‘Dreamers’ Sentenced For Brutal Gang Rape Of Long Island Teen – 100PercentFedUp

THIS is what’s happening across America with Obama’s “dreamers” aka teen illegals who come to America and do whatever the hell they want to. Yes, it’s happening and is mostly being done by one of the thousands of MS-13 gang members who’re brutal heartless criminals. The media wants you to have sympathy for the young kids and teens who’re crossing our border but in reality many of these teens are criminals. The number of MS-13 gang members in America has exploded of the past few years. You can thank Obama and his open borders buddies for animals like the three who brutally raped a Long Island teen.

A teenage gang member was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday for raping a teenage girl on a Long Island golf course last year.

Joel Escobar, 18, was the second teen to be sentenced in what Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota called the ‘brutal’ robbery, rape and sodomy of a 16-year-old girl on May 29, 2015.

Spota said Escobar and Jose Cornejo, 17, who is serving a 15-year prison sentence in the same case, took turns raping the girl while a third teen, Bryan Larios, allegedly acted as a lookout.

Larios is awaiting trial, Spota said in a press release.

Spota said the mother of the victim spoke in court prior to the sentencing…

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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Friday 05/06/16


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Tow Truck Driver To Stranded Sanders Supporter: ‘Call The Government’ – Daily Caller
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After seeing “a bunch of Bernie Sanders stuff” on a car he was dispatched to tow, Kenneth Shupe “very politely” told the woman in the car that he wouldn’t tow her because she was “obviously a socialist” and should “call the government” to give her a tow.

Shupe, owner of Shupee Max Towing in Traveler’s Rest, S.C., told the local Fox station, WHNS-TV, he has decided to stop servicing Bernie Sanders supporters because they stiff him on payment.

“[In] every business dealing in recent history with a socialist-minded person, I have not gotten paid,” Shupe told WHNS-TV. “Every time I deal with these people I get ‘Berned’ with an ‘e’ not a ‘u’.”…

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Man Seeks Restraining Order Against God – Times Of Israel

An Israeli man has petitioned the Haifa Magistrate’s Court for a restraining order against God, claiming the Almighty has been particularly unkind to him.

The initiator of the request, a resident of the northern port city, represented himself in court, the Walla news site reported on Wednesday.

A protocol of the hearing noted that God did not turn up for the session, although it did not specify how the court determined the Omnipresent was not in fact there, as opposed to merely exercising the right to remain silent.

The petitioner, who was not named in the report, noted that he had tried to obtain the restraining order from police for the past three years but that police had merely sent a patrol car to his home on 10 occasions.

He argued that over a three-year period God, had exhibited a seriously negative attitude toward him, although details of just what divine mischief he had borne the brunt of were not mentioned in the report…

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Crooked Hillary & Bill Force Family To Pay A Million Bucks For Father’s Freedom – Mad World News
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Cooked Hillary Clinton is nothing but a money-grubbing liar. Along with her hubby Bill, the Clintons appear to have forced a family to pay cash for their father’s freedom, shockingly preying on their fellow Americans in need. The Clintons head a sick criminal network , proof positive they’re common prostitutes, taking advantage of a suffering American family.

Nima Taghavi, an Iranian-American businessman, found himself in dire straits after learning the Iranians imprisoned his father. The elderly Taghavi was visiting family, when a simple kind gesture, giving a distant family friend $200, turned into a nightmare.

Taghavi’s father, Reza, was placed under arrest after the man he gave the money was found to be a terrorist with connections to a group that blew up a mosque in Shiraz…

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Germany Funds Classes To Teach Migrants To Pick Up Girls, Provides ‘Sex Tips’ Booklets – Breitbart

A new video shows how the German government is funding a program teaching migrants how to flirt with German girls.

Released on YouTube, the clip shows what so-called integration classes for migrants in Germany really look like. A youth centre in the town of Eichstatt is helping migrants to integrate in a very bizarre way, by showing them how to effectively flirt with and hit on German women.

The clip starts by showing several migrants in a room with a few German girls, all of whom appear to be very young. The migrants are being taught how to flirt with a German called called Jenny.

The leader of the project Christian Zech encourages the migrants to attempt to use their best pick up lines on the girl but at first many of them seem too shy.

“The majority doesn’t have a clue how to approach the opposite sex in this country,” Zechs told Bayerischer Rundfunk television…

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Three-Time Deportee Arrested Again For Failing To Register As Sex Offender – American Mirror
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are touting the capture of an illegal immigrant who has repeatedly re-entered the country to rape young girls as the agency’s “profound and positive impact on overall public safety.”

ICE agents arrested Mexican national Sergio Amador-Olive, 37, at his home in Salt Lake City for failing to register as a sex offender, according to an ICE statement that described the repeat border jumper as a “priority for immigration enforcement.”

Amador-Olive – whose body is a tattooed collage of young girls in seductive poses mixed with creepy clowns and religious figures – was first convicted of impregnating a 15-year-old girl and removed from the U.S. in April 2003…

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The Insane Hidden Tax Burden Quietly Eating Up Your Paycheck – John Gray

There are few things I dislike more than paying taxes. As Americans, a third of all your hard earned dollars is confiscated by the U.S. government. Most of us get to determine what we do with our money – but not when it comes to taxes.

However, there is the argument that taxes are a function of our democratic system. Those taxes are the result of laws implemented by freely elected representatives. If anything, we – the voters – are as much to blame for the muddied tax codes as are the nitwit politicians we elect.

But not all taxes feel Constitutional, and not all taxes are the result of our representative government – particularly the taxes paid in the form of regulatory costs. Regulations increase the cost of everything – including the cost of our housing, clothing and food. In fact, they even impact our wages. What makes this form of tax so nefarious is that rarely do our elected representatives get to have a say in the matter; rather, America’s regulatory state is overseen by an authoritarian administrative state, ruled by unelected bureaucrats.

Nobel Prize economist, F.A. Hayek lamented the dangers of these unelected bureaucrats, which he called the “public administration movement,” in his book The Constitution of Liberty. Hayek believed these bureaucrats were often antagonistic, if not ignorant of, the rule of law, directing “[T]heir heaviest attacks against the traditional safeguards of individual liberty, such as the rule of law, constitutional restraints, judicial review and the conception of a “fundamental law.””…

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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Thursday 05/05/16


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Indictments Are In For The 3 Black Students Who Hoaxed Hillary With Phony Hate Crime Claim – Daily Caller
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The three black University of Albany students who alleged that they were victims of a race-based hate crime on a public bus back in January have now been officially indicted themselves.

Alexis Briggs, Asha Burwell and Ariel Agudio, all 22 years old, face a litany of charges including assault, harassment and falsely reporting a criminal incident, reports the Albany Times Union.

The bus brawl occurred in the wee hours of Saturday, Jan. 30. Briggs, Burwell and Agudio swore they were victims of a hate-fueled mob assault on the bus. The trio claimed they began arguing with a group of 10 to 12 white men and women, who were also SUNY Albany students…

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Illegal Immigrant Numbers Skyrocket At Mexican Border – The Hill

Child migration is surging again.

The number of families and unaccompanied children apprehended on the southern border has skyrocketed this year, according to new figures from the Obama administration.

The numbers, compiled by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), reveal that child migration is on par with 2014 levels, when a wave of kids – thousands of them unaccompanied – arrived at the southern border.

The surge of illegal immigration quickly swamped border authorities, immigration courts and health and humanitarian workers, while sparking a political battle on Capitol Hill over the cause and proper response to the crisis.

The new figures raise the specter of another increase this summer. That would almost certainly inflame another political showdown in a volatile presidential year in which the issues of race, immigration and border security have been pronounced – particularly due to the hard-line enforcement approach adopted by the presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump…

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The Nuclear Option 2016: The Year The Experts Got Everything Wrong – Breitbart
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If in the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is king, then columnist David Brooks of the New York Times is blind, deaf and dumb inside the Beltway.

In an election year where all the experts have been exactly wrong about absolutely everything, it really is something of a feat to be as spectacularly and enthusiastically wrong as Mr. Brooks.

This probably should not come as much of a surprise, given how highly revered the pundit-scribe is inside the Beltway. He serves as some kind of “Republican voice” for the New York Times and offers up nerdy commentary for “News Hour” on National People’s Television…

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How Bad Is It In Venezuela? Soldiers Are Stealing Goats – CNBC

The situation in Venezuela has become so bad that even soldiers are struggling to support themselves.

Over the weekend, six members of the Venezuelan military were detained by local authorities for stealing goats, the Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional reported Sunday. It said the soldiers confessed to stealing the goats and said they did it to feed themselves, since they had no food left in their barracks.

“It’s not a good sign when your military doesn’t have enough food, and when the military has been relegated to guarding and protecting food lines,” said Jason Marczak, director of the Latin America Economic Growth Initiative at the Atlantic Council. “This is endemic of the problems going on across the country.”

Venezuela has been hard hit by food shortages, a dizzying inflation rate of about 181 percent and a collapse in the price of oil – its most critical export…

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Romanian Hacker Guccifer: I Breached Clinton Server, ‘It Was Easy’ – Fox News
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The infamous Romanian hacker known as “Guccifer,” speaking exclusively with Fox News, claimed he easily – and repeatedly – breached former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s personal email server in early 2013.

“For me, it was easy… easy for me, for everybody,” Marcel Lehel Lazar, who goes by the moniker “Guccifer,” told Fox News from a Virginia jail where he is being held.

Guccifer’s potential role in the Clinton email investigation was first reported by Fox News last month…

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DOJ Decides It Won’t Call People ‘Felons’ Or ‘Convicts’ Because It Hurts Their Feelings – Daily Caller

An official with the Department of Justice said the agency will no longer call people “felons” or “convicts” after they are released from prison because it is too hard on them emotionally.

Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason wrote a piece in The Washington Post Wednesday saying “many of the formerly incarcerated men, women, and young people I talk with say that no punishment is harsher than being permanently branded a ‘felon’ or ‘offender.’”

Mason said the decision is not to condone their behavior, but to use words to help them reenter society.

“In my role as head of the division of the Justice Department that funds and supports hundreds of reentry programs throughout the country, I have come to believe that we have a responsibility to reduce not only the physical but also the psychological barriers to reintegration.”…

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Report: Highest Performing Teachers See Pay Jump After Scott Walker’s Union Reforms – EAG News
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There’s no question that Wisconsin’s landmark Act 10 made it a lot less expensive for local public schools to operate.

By eliminating most labor union collective bargaining in schools, K-12 officials found the freedom to adjust their budgets according to their districts’ needs and resources.

But the benefits of Act 10 go beyond dollars and cents, which is the theme of a new report from the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL), titled “Untold Stories of Act 10: How Superintendents Have Used Act 10 to Reform Public Schools.”…

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German Politician Vows To Arrest Citizens Criticizing Refugees, Wishes He Didn’t – Mad World News

German Minister of Justice Heiko Maas has stood with Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Erdogan, warning that citizens who don’t want a flood of violent Muslim refugees will be arrested for “hate speech.” However, as soon as he stepped away from his heavily guarded podium, he realized that he had made a huge mistake.

Most leftists who call those opposing the mass import of asylum seekers “bigots” and “Islamophobes” do so from the comfort of their gated communities. Having taken in no migrants themselves, they hypocritically rely on the taxpayers to fund the burden of career welfare illegals. Fortunately, this has been enough to enrage patriots into reminding elected officials that they represent citizens, not illegal immigrants.

Overcome with a massive wave of rapists, violent criminals, and Sharia enforcers, righteously indignant Germans are rising up against the Islamic invasion, vowing to never let their country become another Nazi-style ethnic cleansing site like that of the Middle East…

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Groundbreaking Project Seeks To ‘Bring Dead Back To Life’ – WorldNetDaily
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A U.S. biotech company has been given the green light to begin recruiting 20 brain-dead patients to test if parts of their central nervous systems can be regenerated – literally raising them from the dead.

The company, Bioquark Inc., plans to inject a cocktail of stem cells and peptides into the brains of the patients over a six-week period to see if it can jump-start their functions.

Philadelphia-based Bioquark asks on its website: “What if your body came with a restart button?”…

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Manhattan Judge To Harlem Thug: ‘Black Lives Don’t Matter To Black People With Guns’

Judge Rips Thug: ‘Black Lives Don’t Matter To Black People With Guns’ – New York Post

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A Manhattan judge on Tuesday lashed into a Harlem man convicted of attempted murder – telling him that “black lives don’t matter to black people with guns” before tossing him in prison for 24 to 26 years.

“Black lives matter,” Justice Edward McLaughlin told defendant Tareek Arnold, 24, as he sentenced him in Manhattan Supreme Court.

“I have heard it, I know it, but the sad fact is in this courtroom, so often what happens is manifestations of the fact that black lives don’t matter to black people with guns.”

Arnold, who is black, shot rival Jamal McCaskill, also black, four times at close range in the summer of 2015. He also has a prior gun possession conviction.

Prosecutor Meghan Hast asked for the maximum, arguing that “but for extreme luck, this would have been a homicide.”

Bizarrely, McCaskill, 39, testified for the defense and insisted that Arnold wasn’t the culprit even though the Harlem shooting was caught on surveillance video.

That spurred McLaughlin to also lash into the victim, who was in court Tuesday sitting with Arnold’s family.

“The video shows that Mr. McCaskill is an abject liar,” said the judge, who has presided over hundreds of gun cases and often rails against the city’s endemic gang violence.

After cops nabbed Arnold for the shooting, he escaped with his hands cuffed behind his back, using his shoulder to shove an officer to the ground. He was on the lam for almost a month. The jury also convicted him of escape, gun possession and assault.

Defense lawyer Mark Jankowitz requested the minimum sentence of 10 years, arguing that Arnold’s 1-year-old son would be without a father.

McLaughlin demurred: “Do not ask a judge in this room, in this building, or in this system to somehow make amends for the people who commit violent acts and who by their violent acts wind up leaving people orphaned, abandoned, fatherless, etc.”

The judge then handed down the stiff sentence.

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12 Detroit School Principals Charged With Bribery By Feds

Feds Charge 12 Detroit School Principals With Bribery – USA Today

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In its latest crackdown on school corruption here, the federal government Tuesday dropped a legal bomb on 12 current and former principals, one administrator and a vendor – all charged with running a nearly $1 million bribery and kickback scheme involving school supplies that rarely were delivered.

Among those charged: Ronald Alexander, principal at Charles L. Spain Elementary-Middle School that’s scheduled to receive more than $500,000 in donations from TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. Alexander’s charge, unrelated to DeGeneres’ announcement in February, is bribery for allegedly pocketing $23,000 money from Norman Shy in exchange for using the owner of Allstate Sales as a school-supply vendor, according to federal court records.

Shy, 74, of Franklin, Mich., is at the heart of the accusations. For 13 years, he is accused of paying $908,500 in kickbacks and bribes to at least a dozen Detroit Public Schools principals, scamming schools to the tune of $2.7 million with the help of those principals, prosecutors allege. Each defendant faces up to five years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines.

The announcement came nearly two months after ex-principal Kenyetta Wilbourn Snapp, once hailed as a rising education star and turnaround specialist in city schools, pleaded guilty to bribery. Snapp admitted she pocketed a $58,050 bribe from a vendor and spent it on herself while working for the embattled Education Achievement Authority, a state-formed agency that was supposed to help Detroit’s most troubled schools.

News of the larger corruption case comes at a critical time as the state grapples with fixing the finances of the struggling Detroit district, the largest school system in Michigan. The schools have been under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager since 2009 and have accumulated an operating deficit of at least $515 million.

Last week, Michigan lawmakers passed $48.7 million in emergency financing to ensure that the school system doesn’t run out of cash early next month. They also put the district under the authority of a financial review commission.

“This is exactly why House Republicans were so adamant that strong fiscal oversight be a prerequisite to any additional state funding for Detroit’s corrupt and broken school administration,” state Rep. Kevin Cotter, a Republican from Mount Pleasant and speaker of the state House, said in a news release Tuesday. “And it is why we will continue to insist that strong financial and academic reforms be a part of any long-term solution to decades of DPS failures.”

U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade announced the sweeping charges at a news conference, calling the case “a punch in the gut.”

She stressed that the charges have nothing to do with the schools’ existing financial troubles or the political debate surrounding whether the state should help the city’s struggling school system.

“Public corruption never comes at a good time,” McQuade said. “This case is not about DPS. It is not about emergency managers. It is about these 14 individuals who breached their trust.”

The charges stem from a 2-year-old audit of the Education Achievement Authority, she said. That audit raised red flags, including one that led to Snapp’s eventual indictment.

Snapp, who is set to be sentenced June 1, faces up to 46 months in prison for bribery. Another women, Paulette Horton, an independent contractor who was involved in a deal to provide tutoring services at two high schools, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit program bribery. The 60-year-old consultant admitted that she was the middleman who handed over bribes to Snapp.

Vendor Glynis Thornton also pleaded guilty in January, admitting she gave Snapp money in exchange for awarding her company the tutoring contract. In her guilty plea, Thornton explained how the scheme worked: Thornton would give an independent contractor the bribe money for Snapp, that contractor would meet Snapp at a bank, give her the money, and keep some for herself.

McQuade would not say whether Snapp’s cooperation led to any of the new charges, only that the Education Achievement Authority investigation revealed more evidence of Detroit school officials’ wrongdoing.

Vendor Glynis Thornton also pleaded guilty in January, admitting she gave Snapp money in exchange for awarding her company the tutoring contract. In her guilty plea, Thornton explained how the scheme worked: Thornton would give an independent contractor the bribe money for Snapp, that contractor would meet Snapp at a bank, give her the money, and keep some for herself.

McQuade would not say whether Snapp’s cooperation led to any of the new charges, only that the Education Achievement Authority investigation revealed more evidence of Detroit school officials’ wrongdoing.

Among those charged Tuesday was Detroit resident Clara Flowers, 61, an assistant superintendent in the schools’ Office of Specialized Student Services. She is charged with pocketing $324,785 in kickbacks from Shy for using him as a school-supply vendor.

The kickbacks came in the form of cash, gift cards and payments to contractors who put a new roof on Flowers’ house, painted it and did gutter work.

Flowers first used Shy sometime before 2009, when as principal of Henderson Academy she chose his company as that school’s school-supply vendor. She would continue to use Shy as a vendor when she became an assistant superintendent.

Shy maintained a ledger to keep track of how much money he owed Flowers in kickbacks, according to court documents. The two regularly met to discuss how much Flowers was owed for her favors, and Shy was careful not to get caught, disguising his payments to Flowers in a variety of methods.

The Free Press attempted to contact lawyers for all 14 defendants. Only one offered to comment.

Most were unavailable. Two declined comment, saying it was too premature to discuss the case.

“Let’s not rush to judgment. These are merely allegations,” said Doraid Elder, who is representing Stanley Johnson, 62. The former principal of Hutchinson Elementary-Middle School is charged with accepting $84,170 in kickbacks.

“I don’t want people to forget that he’s put over two decades of his heart and soul into giving kids the best education possible,” Elder said of Johnson.

Johnson ordered school supplies from Shy then submitted false invoices to DPS, which in turn paid for goods that were rarely delivered, according to court documents. Shy would secretly funnel money back to Johnson by issuing payments to sham companies that Johnson created to conceal the kickbacks, prosecutors allege.

Johnson is “obviously devastated by the charges,” Elder said.

“At times, he’s reached in his own pocket and paid for things to help get the kids certain resources that they normally would not be able to get,” Elder said. “He’s had decades of a stellar record. I’m sure this is not easy for the students, the parents nor the individuals charged.”

City school officials and the defendants are cooperating, McQuade said. They all were charged in a document known as an “information,” which is similar to an indictment but does not involve a grand jury.

Prosecutors often bring charges by way of an information in cases where the government believes a plea deal will be reached. McQuade would not comment on any prospective plea deals in this case.

The charges angered retired federal Judge Steven Rhodes, who is serving as the transition manager for Detroit Public Schools.

“I cannot overstate the outrage that I feel,” he said. The school system has suspended business with Shy and all of his companies.

School officials also have put new policies in place related to purchases, such as suspending all purchases by individual schools and requiring all school-based purchases to have central office approval.

“We want do whatever is necessary to prevent this from happening again,” Rhodes said.

The six principals who are current employees have been placed on unpaid administrative and replaced with new interim leaders, he said. The other principals already have left the district.

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