EU Leaders Guilty of Criminal Negligence

What Europe’s leaders have forced on their people is nothing less than criminal negligence. What is missing in European society that they feel a need to expose their citizens to extreme foreign cultures?

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Sharpton targets the Jefferson Memorial

Racial arsonist Al Sharpton is demanding the federal government shut down the historic Jefferson Memorial in the nation’s capital because the long-dead president honored by the monument owned slaves.

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6 cops shot in 2 states; one dead

It was a bad day for American law enforcement yesterday. Six policemen in 2 states were shot – 4 in Florida and two in Pennsylvania – with the shootings of two policemen in Kissimmee, Florida being described by authorities as an “ambush.”

Officer Matthew Baxter and Sgt. Sam Howard were responding to a suspicious activity call Friday night in Kissimmee. Withing minutes both were shot – Baxter died of his wounds and Howard is in “grave, critical condition.”

CNN:

Police arrested three people following the shooting, and are searching for a fourth person.

“At this time, we have a strong suspect in custody that we are interviewing,” O’Dell said.

Following the news of the shooting, President Donald Trump tweeted his condolences.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the @KissimmeePolice and their loved ones. We are with you!” the President said.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott described Baxter as a husband, a father and a hero.

“Heartbroken to hear loss of @kissimmeepolice officer Matthew Baxter. Praying for a quick recovery for officer in critical condition,” Scott.

For the record, this is the MO of previous police ambushes. The suspect or suspect is reported as a “suspicious person” and when the police arrive to investigate, they’re gunned down.

Although 3 suspects are in custody, authorities have yet to identify the race of the killers. Somehow, you have to believe that if they were white supremacists, it would be all over the national news.

Elsewhere, 2 police officers were shot in Jacksonville, FL confronting a suicidal man. Two other officers were shot in Fayette County, Pennslvania.

NBC News:

In Jacksonville, police officers were responding to a call about an attempted suicide at a house. Gunfire was heard from outside the property as officers arrived, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Director of Patrol and Enforcement Mike Bruno told NBC News.

Before officers even entered the house, the suspect began shooting at them through the doorway and there was an exchange of gunfire in which two officers were struck, one of them in the stomach, Bruno said.

The suspect is dead and it’s not yet known if body cameras were worn or activated.

In Pennsylvania, two troopers were shot and a suspect killed after an incident near a store on West Church Street, Fairchance, Fayette County, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Melinda Bondarenka said in a statement.

One of the troopers was life-flighted from the scene to a hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia and the other was taken to a hospital via ambulance, NBC station WPXI reported.

Both were stable and alert, Bondarenka said. 

The probable ambush of cops in Kissimmee reminds us that hate is not confined to one race, or one ideology and that police are the ones on the front lines actually doing battle with the haters. Almost lost in the narrative about the violence in Charlottesville is that two police officers lost their lives when their helicopter crashed. They have become an afterthought to the main stage drama of racists, Nazis, and antifa warring in the streets of an American city.

Between the violent haters and us stands the “Thin Blue Line” of dedicated men and women in law enforcement. Theirs is a thankless, dangerous job made more so by those who wish to kill them to make a political statement. It doesn’t matter what color the police officers are – both Kissimmee officers were black. They were targets of violent extremists who wish to make their jobs impossible to carry out.

No doubt, there are many police officers and sheriff’s deputies going to work today wondering if they will be next. 

It was a bad day for American law enforcement yesterday. Six policemen in 2 states were shot – 4 in Florida and two in Pennsylvania – with the shootings of two policemen in Kissimmee, Florida being described by authorities as an “ambush.”

Officer Matthew Baxter and Sgt. Sam Howard were responding to a suspicious activity call Friday night in Kissimmee. Withing minutes both were shot – Baxter died of his wounds and Howard is in “grave, critical condition.”

CNN:

Police arrested three people following the shooting, and are searching for a fourth person.

“At this time, we have a strong suspect in custody that we are interviewing,” O’Dell said.

Following the news of the shooting, President Donald Trump tweeted his condolences.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the @KissimmeePolice and their loved ones. We are with you!” the President said.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott described Baxter as a husband, a father and a hero.

“Heartbroken to hear loss of @kissimmeepolice officer Matthew Baxter. Praying for a quick recovery for officer in critical condition,” Scott.

For the record, this is the MO of previous police ambushes. The suspect or suspect is reported as a “suspicious person” and when the police arrive to investigate, they’re gunned down.

Although 3 suspects are in custody, authorities have yet to identify the race of the killers. Somehow, you have to believe that if they were white supremacists, it would be all over the national news.

Elsewhere, 2 police officers were shot in Jacksonville, FL confronting a suicidal man. Two other officers were shot in Fayette County, Pennslvania.

NBC News:

In Jacksonville, police officers were responding to a call about an attempted suicide at a house. Gunfire was heard from outside the property as officers arrived, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Director of Patrol and Enforcement Mike Bruno told NBC News.

Before officers even entered the house, the suspect began shooting at them through the doorway and there was an exchange of gunfire in which two officers were struck, one of them in the stomach, Bruno said.

The suspect is dead and it’s not yet known if body cameras were worn or activated.

In Pennsylvania, two troopers were shot and a suspect killed after an incident near a store on West Church Street, Fairchance, Fayette County, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Melinda Bondarenka said in a statement.

One of the troopers was life-flighted from the scene to a hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia and the other was taken to a hospital via ambulance, NBC station WPXI reported.

Both were stable and alert, Bondarenka said. 

The probable ambush of cops in Kissimmee reminds us that hate is not confined to one race, or one ideology and that police are the ones on the front lines actually doing battle with the haters. Almost lost in the narrative about the violence in Charlottesville is that two police officers lost their lives when their helicopter crashed. They have become an afterthought to the main stage drama of racists, Nazis, and antifa warring in the streets of an American city.

Between the violent haters and us stands the “Thin Blue Line” of dedicated men and women in law enforcement. Theirs is a thankless, dangerous job made more so by those who wish to kill them to make a political statement. It doesn’t matter what color the police officers are – both Kissimmee officers were black. They were targets of violent extremists who wish to make their jobs impossible to carry out.

No doubt, there are many police officers and sheriff’s deputies going to work today wondering if they will be next. 

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Black Civil Rights Leader Drops Truth Bomb on Confed Statues… Race-Baiters Horrified

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As Atlanta’s first African-American mayor and a major player in the civil rights movement, you may expect Andrew Young to be in favor of tearing Confederate memorials down. However, in a statement that must have horrified race-baiters from coast to coast, Young said that his city had better things to do that worry about taking down statues.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Young made the remarks at a news conference earlier this week in which he endorsed Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell to be the next mayor..

The news conference came amid nationwide calls from liberal figures to tear down Confederate statues and memorials, including one from Georgia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams to remove a carving of three Confederate war figures — Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis — on Georgia’s Stone Mountain.

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“We must never celebrate those who defended slavery and tried to destroy the union,” Abrams wrote on Twitter, saying that the monument “remains a blight on our state and should be removed.”

Young, a Democrat who was mayor of Atlanta from 1982 to 1990 and also served as a congressman and our ambassador to the United Nations under the Carter administration, disagreed.

“I think it’s too costly to refight the Civil War,” Young said. “We have paid too great a price in trying to bring people together.”

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“I’ve always been interested more in substance over symbols,” Young said, adding that similar arguments could be made about the American flag.

“If the truth be known, we’ve had as much agony but also glory under the United States flag,” he said. “That flew over segregated America, it flew over slavery.”

Naturally, liberals were horrified.

That’s missing the point.

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Young’s argument that there are few historical symbols in this world that are of unalloyed historical good seems to have escaped the left, which is now moving from Confederate memorials to statues of men like Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln. Heck, they’ve already been going after Old Glory for quite some time now.

However, for those of us not in thrall to the far left, Young’s words should have resonance.

This is a man who has seen division unlike any most of us have ever experienced. He’s seen our nation’s history, including some of its darkest chapters — and he thinks that this needs to be preserved. There are far bigger issues in this country than tearing down statues. Statue removal will not solve the problems of the African-American community. As much as it these memorials may be a convenient scapegoat for leaders, erasing our history will do nothing to ameliorate race relations or provide opportunities for minorities.

It’s time for us to admit that.

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“Get lost, Merkel!” – German Chancellor Booed And Heckled On Campaign Trail (VIDEO)

Campaigning in the eastern state of Saxony ahead of next month’s federal elections, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was booed, heckled and shouted at, Thursday, by protestors angry at her open borders migrant policy and its transformative effects on Germany.

 

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Taking to the stage in the town square of Annaberg-Buchholz, Merkel was forced to acknowledge the protest, such was the volume of ”get lost” and ”Merkel must go” chants emanating from the crowd.

‘’Some want to get things done and others just scream’’, the Chancellor commented, speaking alongside local representatives of her CDU (Christian Democratic Union) party during what was her first campaign event in the former East Germany.

 

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Merkel is held responsible by many Germans for her September 2015 decision to open the country’s borders to hundreds of thousands of unvetted Middle Eastern migrants, a move which was particularly unpopular in the formerly communist east where resistance to multiculturalism remains strongest.

It is in Saxony, bordering the Czech Republic, where Merkel’s immigration policy has encountered its greatest resistance. The state was the birthplace of the PEGIDA protest movement (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West), and is where the populist Alternative for Germany (Alternative für Deutschland) party has recorded its highest scores, winning 24.4% of the vote in 2016.

Whilst hundreds of residents of the small town had turned out to hear the Chancellor speak, the ‘’Merkel muss weg’’ (‘’Merkel must go’’) protestors succeeded in making their demonstration, rather than Merkel’s speech, the main theme of the event’s news coverage.

Having presided over an economic recovery in Germany, and dominating the political stage abroad, Merkel will go down in history for her decision to show Germany’s “friendly, beautiful face” to the world by welcoming hundreds of thousands of migrants, a decision which spurred millions more to leave the Middle East and Africa bound for Europe.

Less well known are the numbers that arrived in the decade prior to her controversial decision. From 2005-2015, immigration figures were already showing that Merkel had overseen a staggering eight million immigrant arrivals into Germany, half of which came from other EU states, the other half arriving from beyond Europe.

Despite the hostile reception in Annaberg – which saw Merkel leave the event to calls of ‘’traitor’’ – and similar protests at numerous rallies this week, opinion polls consistently put the CDU on course to comfortably win the German federal elections on September 24th.

 

 

 

 

 

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Here’s How Dems’ Favorite President Treated Minorities

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In 1997, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington was dedicated. Located on the banks of the lower Potomac River in the vicinity of the Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument, the FDR Memorial was hardly controversial — especially not to the left, who regard FDR as a paragon of the virtues they hold dear.

At the dedication, then-President Clinton lionized Roosevelt and his legacy: “This memorial will be the embodiment of FDR’s faith, for it will ensure that all future generations will know,” Clinton said. “It will ensure that they will all see the happy warrior, keeping America’s rendezvous with destiny. As we stand at the dawn of a bright new century, this memorial will encourage us, reminding us that whenever America acts with certainty of purpose and FDR’s famous flexibility of mind, we have always been more than equal to whatever challenges we face.”

Since the heinous events of Charlottesville, Virginia, the American left has been seized with a paroxysm of statue-leveling and memorial-closing. The focus has moved from traditional liberal targets like Robert E. Lee and Confederate soldier memorials to other figures from American history — like Washington and Jefferson.

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Nobody has, as of yet, called for FDR’s memorial to be shut down. On one hand, this is hardly surprising; he is, after all, the left’s favorite president. However, it becomes remarkably inconsistent when you examine why protesters say they want to do away with sundry other vestiges of American history they’ve been busy objecting to. In every case, the reason given is that the views and/or actions on race and minorities represented by the person or persons being represented are incompatible with our modern republic.

So, what did Franklin Delano Roosevelt do for minorities in America? Let’s take a look:

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Oh, yes, that.

During the course of World War II, almost 120,000 Japanese-Americans were kept in internment camps on orders of the Roosevelt administration. As U.S. News and World Report notes, no person of Japanese descent was ever charged with sabotage during the war — but never mind that. Not only did his administration execute the internment plans, Roosevelt signed the executive order that made it happen.

Few, if any, would question the fact that the internment is a stain on Roosevelt’s legacy. Yet, was he alone in believing that the internment was uncalled for? Hardly. In fact, many Americans at the time felt it was a military necessity.

“I am for immediate removal of every Japanese on the West Coast to a point deep in the interior,” popular newspaper columnist Henry McLemore wrote in 1942. “I don’t mean a nice part of the interior either. Herd ’em up, pack ’em off, and give ’em the inside room in the badlands.”

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Roosevelt’s decision, in hindsight, was an exceedingly poor one. However, it was hardly his view alone. It also doesn’t erase the fact that he looms large over our country’s history — a complex history which has its peaks and nadirs. Japanese internment certainly falls into the latter category, but that doesn’t erase Roosevelt’s other accomplishments.

For their part, the left knows this; few if any of them are ignorant of Roosevelt’s Japanese internment policies, and most of them continue to sing his praises. Yet, when it comes to Robert E. Lee or Thomas Jefferson, that sense of nuance conveniently disappears.

If the left wants to be truly consistent, let’s see them bring their bungee cords and cardstock placards to the banks of the lower Potomac and start demanding that the FDR monument be shut down. If they refuse to, then let’s call their campaign of history-erasure what it is: Scapegoating.

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Arizona court rules on cities destroying confiscated guns

The NRA Institute for Legislative Action picked up a potentially important court ruling coming out of Arizona this week which has mostly flown under the media radar. Under debate is a policy in Tuscon (along with other cities and counties) which mandates the routine destruction of guns which are confiscated from criminals or surrendered during “no questions asked” gun turn-in events. Since guns are items of value, the question is raised as to whether or not they can simply destroy and dispose of them rather than offering them for legal sale to subsidize taxpayer contributions to the city’s coffers. The political appeal of destroying guns for the left is obvious, but the courts have put the breaks on the practice.

On Thursday, the Arizona Supreme Court unanimously held that the state was within its authority to prohibit cities and counties from routinely destroying firearms obtained through forfeiture or as unclaimed property. State law holds that political subdivisions must instead (subject to certain exceptions) recirculate the firearms through legitimate channels of commerce, just as they do with other types of valuable property. The case represents the latest battle in an effort dating back nearly two decades to prevent anti-gun localities from undermining the pro-gun policies of the state legislature.

While the case – State v. City of Tucson – rests on complicated issues of Arizona constitutional, statutory, and common law, it illustrates challenges facing gun owners nationwide and the importance of sustained advocacy in ensuring Second Amendment rights.

As I already mentioned, any opportunity to very publicly destroy guns is considered a PR victory for Democrats. Never mind the often documented fact that these gun “turn in” opportunities rarely turn up anything other than broken junk for the most part. You can also ignore for the moment the reality that most criminals wouldn’t be caught dead showing up someplace that’s crawling with cops and surrendering a weapon they actually used in the commission of crimes.

But if there are some usable guns somehow turned it, what is the proper method for their legal processing? That was the issue here more than any Second Amendment question. Confiscated materials generally go in one of two directions. If they include dangerous substances such as illegal drugs, you clearly don’t want them back out on the street, so they are destroyed. If, however, the police wind up confiscating items of value which are not to be returned (e.g. cars from drug dealers) they tend to be sold in order to provide additional revenue, frequently going to law enforcement needs.

So how did guns wind up in the former category rather than the latter? At a state level Arizona is fairly solidly pro-Second Amendment, but they have their own cities and towns with majority liberal support like most places. That seems to be the case here, but the state supreme court has now brought them back inline. Well done.

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WaPo – Bannon’s Next Move: A Return to Breitbart News, with More Reach Than Ever

WaPo – Bannon’s Next Move: A Return to Breitbart News, with More Reach Than Ever

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19 Aug, 2017

From Matea Gold and Paul Farhi writing at the Washington Post:

The end of Stephen K. Bannon’s stormy White House tenure frees the investment banker turned populist messenger to expand his reach as a potent force in the media landscape, giving him an elevated platform for the nationalist movement he has long championed.

Bannon will do so in conjunction with the wealthy Mercer family, conservative mega-donors who served as his patrons in an array of enterprises before he joined the Trump campaign.

The former chief strategist for President Trump is returning as executive chairman of Mercer-backed Breitbart News, the pugilistic conservative website he helped guide before joining Trump’s campaign last August, Breitbart announced.

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