The war on Blue continues.
Two officers have been shot and killed in the Des Moines area.
There is currently a manhunt for at least one suspect and police have very few details other than a vehicle description.
This was an ambush that occurred around 1 a.m., according to Des Moines Police Sgt. Paul Parizek. The first officer who was shot was a Urbandale Police officer, who was sitting in his car on patrol alone.
The second officer was a Des Moines Police officer, who was responding to the Urbandale Police officer. He also was alone and was found shot in his car around 1:30 a.m.
Shooter still on the loose.
[…]Police were still notifying the family members of the slain officers early Wednesday and planned to withhold the officers’ names, years of service and other details until later in the day, Parizek said.
At an early morning news conference, officials said police service will not change in either Des Moines or Urbandale but, as a precaution, officers on patrol have been paired up.
“We’re always vigilant about our safety, but we’ve still got to go out there,” Parizek said.
For Des Moines, this is the first police officer shot and killed in the line of duty since two officers were gunned down in separate incidents in 1977.
The war on Blue continues.
Two officers have been shot and killed in the Des Moines area.There is currently a manhunt for at least one suspect and police have very few details other than a vehicle description.This was an ambush that occurred around 1 a.m., according to Des Moines Police Sgt. Paul Parizek. The first officer who was shot was a Urbandale Police officer, who was sitting in his car on patrol alone.The second officer was a Des Moines Police officer, who was responding to the Urbandale Police officer. He also was alone and was found shot in his car around 1:30 a.m.
Shooter still on the loose.
[…]Police were still notifying the family members of the slain officers early Wednesday and planned to withhold the officers’ names, years of service and other details until later in the day, Parizek said.At an early morning news conference, officials said police service will not change in either Des Moines or Urbandale but, as a precaution, officers on patrol have been paired up.“We’re always vigilant about our safety, but we’ve still got to go out there,” Parizek said.For Des Moines, this is the first police officer shot and killed in the line of duty since two officers were gunned down in separate incidents in 1977.
Not even comparable to the Oregon Standoff.
A Dakota Access pipeline activist was charged Monday with attempted murder for allegedly firing three shots at deputies as they tried to remove protesters last week occupying private property in Morton County, North Dakota.Red Fawn Fallis, 37, was charged with attempted murder, preventing arrest, carrying a concealed weapon, marijuana possession, engaging in a riot, and criminal conspiracy to endanger by fire during the Thursday protest along state Highway 1806.The criminal complaint filed by the Morton County State’s Attorney said deputies were attempting to handcuff her as she lay face-down on the ground when she pulled out a .38 revolver from underneath her and began firing.Neither of the deputies was hit, but Ms. Fallis told them later “they are lucky she didn’t shoot all of you,” according to the complaint.Her arrest came as the National Sheriffs’ Association joined North Dakota lawmakers in urging the Obama administration to send resources as violence escalates at the 11-week-old protest.Jonathan Thompson, NSA executive director and CEO, said in a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch that the occupation is “long past the point of peaceful and respectful protest.”He said the federal government has aided the protesters, who number from 1,500 to 2,500, by allowing them to camp on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property.“From our perspective, the federal government’s inaction is tantamount to supporting (and encouraging) dangerous behavior by the same individuals committed to creating economic and community chaos,” said Mr. Thompson in his Thursday letter.
Why is Lynch rushing the search for classified e-mails but blocking the pay-to-play corruption probe?The Wall Street Journal’s report that, for over a year, the FBI has been investigating the Clinton Foundation for potential financial crimes and influence peddling is, as Rich Lowry said Monday, a blockbuster. As I argued over the weekend, the manner in which the State Department was put in the service of the Foundation during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary is shocking. It is suggestive of a pattern of pay-to-play bribery, the monetizing of political influence, fraud, and obstruction of justice that the Justice Department should be investigating as a possible RICO conspiracy under the federal anti-racketeering laws.Where were the ‘offensive Halloween costume’ PC Police?Via The College Fix:Being it was Halloween, Portsmouth High School (New Hampshire) math teacher Kara Kelley dressed up as Donald Trump for school — which certainly isn’t a problem in itself (unless one views it as “gender appropriative”), but unfortunately she took it a step further.For some reason, Kelley thought it appropriate to dance to a profanity-laden tune about the GOP presidential candidate in front of the class.Seacoastonline.com reports that Kelley was surreptitiously recorded dancing to the song “F*** Donald Trump,” and the video was later put up on “some parents’ Facebook pages” later in the day.Parent Michael Grondahl said his son contacted him shortly after the incident to inform him that Kelley was “making fun” of the candidate.“He texted us and he felt very uncomfortable,” said Grondahl. “It’s not even like this was a sociology teacher. This is a geometry teacher.”[…]Superintendent Stephen Zadravec said Kelley “is not presently in the classroom” and that the matter is under investigation.We laid out how close he was to Podesta. Here you can see how involved he has been for years donating to Clintons and his wife even working for them. Any other attorney in this position would have recused himself from this matter to avoid the appearance of impropriety.Via Free Beacon:Peter Kadzik, the assistant attorney general of the U.S. Justice Department involved with the probe into Huma Abedin’s emails, previously donated to Hillary Clinton and the daughter of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.Kadzik sent a letter to a handful of congressional leaders on Monday stating that the department would work alongside the FBI and move as swiftly as possible in its probe of newly discovered emails from Abedin recovered from the laptop of her estranged husband, former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner.“The Department of Justice (the Department) appreciates the concerns raised in your letter. We assure you that the Department will continue to work closely with the FBI and together, dedicate all necessary resources and take appropriate steps as expeditiously as possible,” Kadzik wrote.
You do it. I do it. He does it. She does it. The guy down the block does it. Everyone engages in profiling — continually.
For example, if you see a bunch of rough-hewn young men walking down the block and you move to the other side; if you patronize the deli with the clean-cut guy behind the counter and not the one with the tattooed, body-pierced, greasy-haired Greenwich Village retread; or prefer a 50-year-old school bus driver for your child to a 22-year-old one, you’ve engaged in profiling. How about when a mother would choose a 17-year-old girl to babysit her child but definitely not a 17-year-old boy because most child molestation is committed by males? Is that fair? After all, just as most Muslims don’t engage in terrorism, most young men don’t molest children. But life’s not fair. And anyone who thinks a profile is invalidated simply because most members of the group in question don’t conform to it, doesn’t understand profiling.
Facebook and Islamophobia
Islam is not just as a religion but a social and political system in which the state is intended to be inseparable from religious rule. Sharia (Islamic Law) by its nature is not designed to coexist with or be subordinate to other legal systems.
There is a world-wide attempt to stop talk about Islam. It has its own name: Islamophobia. Those of us who see danger in Islam are under attack, whether we talk about the intolerance of Islam, its homophobia, its misogyny, its call to murder Jews and destroy the West, or its slow but cunning infiltration of our democracies. American politicians suggesting that open borders might not be the best policy at this time, are now labeled as racists, xenophobes, fear-mongers and Islamophobes
Syrian “Refugees” to U.S. so Far in 2016 Up 675% from 2015; 99.1% are Muslims
The Obama administration has resettled 13,210 Syrian refugees into the United States since the beginning of 2016 – an increase of 675 percent over the same 10-month period in 2015.
Of those, 13,100 (99.1 percent) are Muslims – 12,966 Sunnis, 24 Shi’a, and 110 other Muslims – and 77 (0.5 percent) are Christians. Another 24 (0.18 percent) are