Why is free speech only important to the left when they are doing the talking? Ellison is an ass clown…

Ellison: Trump Trying to Circumvent ‘the Whole System’ – ‘We Fought a War of Independence’ Against King George for That

On Thursday’s broadcast of NPR’s “Morning Edition,” DNC Deputy Chair Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) argued that President Trump uses Twitter in a manner that is comparable to the behavior of England’s King George III.

Ellison argued that Twitter should block Trump from Twitter and that he “can’t think of anyone who’s been more abusive than Donald Trump.” He added that there should at least be a discussion about the president’s Twitter use and that if Twitter evaluates Trump’s account and concludes that he hasn’t violated any of Twitter’s terms of use, “I’d be satisfied with that.”

Ellison later argued that he generally sees Twitter “as a good thing to foster communication from your government, but I think it can be used in a very bad way. Because, what he’s doing, through his Twitter account and in other ways, is circumventing the whole system to intimidate people, to pack courts, to intimidate the press, all so that he can just sort of run everything himself. And we fought a war of independence against somebody, King George, who was trying to do that. So, this is really why I’m actually kind of concerned about his use of social media, not the fact that he uses it. That’s actually a good thing. But the way that he uses it, I think is damaging to representative democracy.”

(h/t WFB)

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Hilarious.

The most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard…and he’s a state representative.

Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate Raymond Dehn Proposes Police Officers Be Required To Leave Their Guns In Cars

Mayoral candidate Raymond Dehn suggests disarming police officers is a valid solution.

Mayoral candidate Raymond Dehn suggests disarming police officers is a valid solution.

Raymond Dehn Suggests Disarming Police Officers

Minneapolis, MN –  Raymond Dehn, candidate for Minneapolis mayor, is proposing police officers leave their guns in their cars, but says it’s okay for them to have nightsticks or pepper spray.

Raymond Dehn, who is also a State Representative, is running against current mayor Betsy Hodges in this fall’s election, according to Fox9.

He said, “Officers don’t need to carry guns on their person all the time…I’m not saying they don’t have access to that, just like they have access to more lethal weapons in their cars, I would believe they would still have access to their guns in their cars.”

In a statement from Friday, July 21, he said, “We must divest resources, disarm officers, and dismantle the inherent violence of our criminal justice system,” according to theStarTribune.

Dehn also said that “drastic changes” need to be made in police officer training, including “how we get officers to not react to use their gun in situations, but learning skills around de-escalation training.”

Several other candidates are also running against Mayor Hodges, but none have proposed officers leaving their guns in their cars.

Mayor Hodges is not in favor of this proposal, and said, “And if we are going to talk about changes in gun policy, we shouldn’t start with police officers who are going to be operating in a world with people who have guns.”

Dehn said that he is working on the details of his proposal, and that he wants to meet with police officers to come up with strategies to keep the community and officers safe.

In response, Lieutenant Bob Kroll, Minneapolis Police Federation President, said that Dehn’s proposal “…would not fly with any cop.”  He said “I don’t think the people in Minneapolis are logically ready for anything like this.  Who would ever do the job of policing again? It’s absolutely an absurd thought.”

The other mayoral candidates told Fox9 that they believe reform is needed within the police department, but taking away an officer’s firearm is “going too far”.

Trannys need not apply. Its about time, don’t you think? Our military is not the place for social experiments.

Trump announces ban on transgender individuals serving in military

Barnini Chakraborty

President Trump touched off a firestorm Wednesday after tweeting that he wants to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military in any capacity — citing advice from his “generals” and medical costs.

In a series of tweets, he wrote:

“After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow…Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming..victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you.”

 

Keep reading:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/26/trump-announces-ban-on-transgender-individuals-serving-in-military.html

Great hump day news.

Majority Whip Steve Scalise discharged from hospital after nearly 6 weeks

Brooke Singman

Scalise, R-La., had been treated at MedStar Washington Hospital since June 14, when he and four others were shot during a congressional baseball practice.

“Congressman Steve Scalise has made excellent progress in his recovery from a life-threatening gunshot wound six weeks ago,” the hospital said in a statement Wednesday. “Yesterday, he was discharged from MedStar Washington Hospital Center and is now beginning a period of intensive rehabilitation.”

The hospital said that Scalise is “in good spirits” and is “looking forward to his return to work” once his rehabilitation is complete.

“He and his family are grateful for the care he received from the trauma team as well as the other doctors, nurses, and staff of MedStar Washington Hospital Center,” the statement said. “The family also appreciates the outpouring of support during this time.”

Scalise underwent multiple surgeries for his injuries. Doctors and Scalise’s family were hopeful that he would be moved to the rehabilitation facility several weeks ago, but he contracted an infection and was re-admitted to the intensive care unit earlier this month.

Scalise is expected to be in the rehabilitation facility for weeks recovering.

Scalise sustained a single rifle wound, entering his left hip and passing through his right hip, also known as a trans-pelvic gunshot wound. The round did substantial damage to bones, internal organs and blood vessels, according to Dr. Jack Sava, the director of trauma at MedStar Washington.

Scalise was injured along with four others on June 14 when gunman James Hodgkinson opened fire at a Republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. He was later shot and killed by police.

Lobbyist Matt Mika, House GOP aide Zack Barth and Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner also were wounded in the rampage, and Capitol Police Officer David Bailey and Texas Rep. Roger Williams were injured.

Brooke Singman is a Reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @brookefoxnews.

This thing looks worse every day.

Justine Damond Was The Source Of The ‘Loud Noise’ Before She Was Shot

Justine Damond reportedly slapped the Minneapolis police car before she was shot.

Justine Damond reportedly slapped the Minneapolis police car before she was shot.

A Search Warrant Says Woman Slapped Back Of Police Car Before Being Killed

Minneapolis, Minnesota – A search warrant implies that Justine Damond approached the back of a police car and “slapped it” moments before she was shot by a police officer.

ABC News reported a search warrant filed by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension doesn’t specifically state that the woman was Justine Damond, but states, “Upon police arrival, a female ‘slaps’ the back of the patrol squad … After that, it is unknown to BCA agents what exactly happened, but the female became deceased in the alley.”

On July 15, Police Officer Mohamed Noor was in the passenger seat of the police car and shot across his partner who was in the driver’s seat and hit Justine Damond.

Initial reports that Damond had been speaking with officers prior to the shooting were made before any interviews were done with anybody on scene. After investigators interviewed Officer Noor’s partner, information was released that suggest that Damond was shot immediately upon contacting the officers.

A spokesperson from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension didn’t provide any additional details to Minnesota Public Radio, citing the ongoing investigation.

The latest information suggests that the sequence of events are as follows:

  1. Damond called 911 to report a possible assault in an alley behind her Minneapolis home.
  2. She called about 10 minutes later to check on the status of the police.
  3. Officers arrived on scene and were checking the area.
  4. Damond slapped the back of the patrol car and approached the driver’s door.
  5. Officer Noor shot over his partner, through the driver’s door to hit Damond.

No legal justification has yet been offered by Officer Noor, as he has decided to exercise his right to remain silent rather than cooperate with investigators. Criminal charges appear imminent.

Our editor has previously stated, “I am not aware of any officer-involved shooting which did not result in criminal charges in cases when the officer refused to make a statement. The prosecutors are left with a homicide with no justification given for the shooting.”

This should come as no surprise. CCW permit holders don’t want to commit crimes, they want to protect themselves and their families. One would think it would be painfully obvious.

Study: Concealed Permit Holders Among the Most Law-Abiding of Law-Abiding Citizens

A Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) study shows that concealed carry permit holders are among the most law-abiding of law-abiding citizens in the country.

For example, for 2016 the study shows that just .0092% of Louisiana permit holders were charged with a felony in 2016. And in 2015 there “were 25,208 violent crimes in Louisiana, with 19 felony charges or convictions against permit holders.” Assuming the felonies were violent and the charges against permit holders stand, this still means permit holders only represent .08% of those who committed violent crimes.

Moreover, “the vast majority of … [cases involving concealed permit holders] are unlikely to involve firearms.”

According to CPRC, the percentage of Michigan concealed permit holders convicted of aggravated assault in 2015-2016 was .003%. The percentage of Michigan permit holders convicted of aggravated assaults in 2014-2015 was .002%

Shifting to Minnesota, the percentage of concealed permit holders convicted of assault in 2016 was .000%, the percentage convicted in 2015 was .000%, and the percentage in 2014 was .000%.

CPRC shows the percentage of Oregon “permit holders who were convicted of any type of felony, violent or nonviolent” in 2016 was .0074%. CPRC stresses that “these cases are unlikely to involve firearms.”

In Oklahoma, the percentage of permit holders convicted of a felony in 2016 was .0071%, in 2015 it was .0062%, in 2014 it was .0069%, and in 2013 it was .0078%.

To put these percentages into prospective, consider the percentages of misdemeanors and felonies committed by police officers. On May 27 Breitbart News reported a CPRC study which showed that from January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2007, the yearly rate of misdemeanors and felonies by full-time police officers was .102 percent. On the other hand, the yearly rate for Texas’ concealed carry permit holders in the year 2015–the year campus carry was signed into law in that state–was .0102 percent.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of Bullets with AWR Hawkins, a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com.

The hypocrisy of the left doesn’t even surprise me anymore.

NYPD Ordered To Clear Subway Of Homeless During Mayor Bill de Blasio’s PR Ride

The New York police were told to clear the subway of homeless people during Mayor Bill de Blasio's public relations ride.

The New York police were told to clear the subway of homeless people during Mayor Bill de Blasio’s public relations ride.

Mayor Bill de Blasio Rides Subway Free Of Homeless And Vagrants

The New York Police Department was ordered to remove the homeless people from a subway route so that Mayor Bill de Blasio wouldn’t have to interact with them during a four-stop press event.

The New York Post reported that law enforcement officials told them that an email from the NYPD’s Transit Bureau instructed police officers to “make sure nobody’s hanging out” so that the stations “looked nice.”

The mayor’s office notified police leaders of de Blasio’s schedule ahead of time “with the expectation that the subway stations would be free and clear of homeless people,” the NY Post reported.

“It’s too bad he’s only interested when he’s going to get on the subway,” the source told the newspaper. “I wish he had the same attention to detail when he wasn’t on the subway. Too bad he doesn’t care about quality of life for all passengers and not just himself.”

The NY Post described the subway system as decrepit and described the homeless as “foul-smelling and often crazy vagrants” that regular city residents have to contend with every day.

A newsstand manager near the mayor’s route told the NY Post he was shocked that there weren’t more homeless around.

“I see a lot of homeless people in a week — up to 25. On average five a day. Today, I have seen only one,” Ali Imtiaz told the newspaper. “I was asking my colleague today why we don’t see any homeless.”

Gene Russianoff, of the Straphangers Campaign, criticized the removal of the homeless for the benefit of the mayor.

“The optics are terrible,” he said. “It looks like they don’t want them to intrude on a movie set.”

A City Hall spokesman denied that any homeless were kicked out of the subway and told the newspaper “these sources are refusing to provide their names because what they are saying is not true.”

De Blasio press secretary Eric Phillips said that “the mayor had a few-minute chat with a homeless person” upon emerging from the subway.

The New York Times reported that although the mayor has advocated for NY citizens to take the subway, he generally avoids it.

The NY Times reported: “The mayor has said that his regular morning commute from Gracie Mansion to the Y.M.C.A. in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn and then to City Hall is too complicated for mass transit, even after the opening of the Second Avenue subway, and he prefers being driven.”

This dog and pony show of a “cadet program” has been around for a long time and never should have happened. My best recollection is that it started in the mid 1990’s with slick willy’s open border policy with Somalian and Ethiopian imports

Officer who shot dead bride-to-be outside her Minneapolis home only had seven months training after he was fast-tracked through the police cadet program

  • Officer Mohamed Noor graduated through a seven-month training program
  • Minneapolis police offer program to applicants already with college degree 
  • Mr Noor shot dead Australian Justine Damond outside her home on July 15

The Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman graduated from the city’s accelerated police cadet program.

Officer Mohamed Noor graduated in 2015 after the seven month training program, which is a quicker, nontraditional route to policing aimed at helping those who already have a college degree enter law enforcement, The Star Tribune reported.

Mr Noor shot dead bride-to-be Justine Damond on July 15 as she stood outside her Minneapolis home in pajamas.

Officer Mohamed Noor graduated in 2015 after the seven month training program, which is a quicker, nontraditional route to policing aimed at helping those who already have a college degree enter law enforcement

Mr Noor shot dead bride-to-be Justine Damond (pictured) on July 15 as she stood outside her Minneapolis home in pajamas 

Mr Noor shot dead bride-to-be Justine Damond (pictured) on July 15 as she stood outside her Minneapolis home in pajamas

Ms Damond's dad John Ruszczyk (pictured) is seen at a vigil held for his daughter on Sydney's northern beaches on Wednesday

Ms Damond’s dad John Ruszczyk (pictured) is seen at a vigil held for his daughter on Sydney’s northern beaches on Wednesday

The 31-year-old police officer was fast tracked into his role through the city’s accelerated cadet program.

The seven-month training program is designed for applicants already with a college degree, with recipients receiving tuition for Hennepin Technical College to complete their studies.

Cadets are also given a US$20 per hour salary plus benefits during the course.

Vigil held for Justine who was fatally shot by police officer

Former Minneapolis Police boss Janeé Harteau defended the program and Mr Noor’s training.

‘We have a very robust training and hiring process. This officer completed that training very well, just like every officer. He was very suited to be on the street,’ she said.

‘Justine didn’t have to die. This should not have happened.’ 

Ms Harteau resigned from her position on Friday.

A vigil was held for Justin Damond at Freshwater Beach in Sydney on Wednesday

A vigil was held for Justin Damond at Freshwater Beach in Sydney on Wednesday

James Densley, a university professor in criminal justice, told the Star Tribune he believes the training scheme is satisfactory but flawed.

‘The cadet program is rigorous, no doubt, but it is also an immersive paramilitary experience, taught by practitioner faculty without advanced degrees, and I suspect it leaves students with a limited view of the profession,’ Mr Densley said.

Ms Damond was killed after calling 911 to report a possible sexual assault near her home in south Minneapolis.

Former Police Chief Harteau, who resigned Friday, said Noor’s race and ethnicity had nothing to do with the July 15 killing of the 40-year-old Damond, who was shot after she called 911 to report a possible rape.

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Insanity. I’m so happy I no longer have kids in the public schools…

Minnesota Schools Adopt Transgender Toolkit for Kindergartners

Teachers told to ask children their ‘preferred pronouns’

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A “transgender toolkit” for public schools in Minnesota advises teachers to call children “scholars” instead of boys and girls.

The guidelines were approved Wednesday by the “School Safety Technical Assistance Council” and will be distributed to Kindergarten through 12th grade public schools and charter schools throughout the state. The toolkit attempts to “ensure a safe and supportive transition” for children becoming a different gender at school.

The toolkit allows for boys who identify as girls to use the girls’ bathroom, and tells teachers to ask kids what their “preferred pronouns” are.

The Minnesota Department of Education encourages parents to have “acceptance and support of their child’s gender identity” if they want their child to perform well at school.

“Schools should not assume a student’s name or pronoun,” the toolkit states. “School officials should ask the student and use the requested name and pronouns.”

The department says no legal documents are needed to change a student’s name or gender in school records. The department also said that teachers must call students by whatever name they choose to ensure that bullying does not occur.

“When students are referred to by the wrong pronoun by peers or school staff, students may feel intimidated, threatened, harassed or bullied,” the toolkit states. “School staff can ensure a more respectful environment for all students when efforts are made to correct the misuse of pronouns, as well as names, in student records.”

If a teacher calls a child by the wrong pronoun, he could violate the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, according to the guide.

Teachers also should avoid calling grade school children “boys and girls,” because the phrase is not “inclusive.”

“Teachers could address students as ‘students’ and ‘scholars’ to be inclusive as opposed to ‘boys and girls,'” the guide states.

Other tips include not picking a homecoming or prom king and queen—instead students should nominate “prom ambassadors,” “homecoming court,” or “homecoming royalty.”

The department explains, “Language around gender is evolving.”

“In some communities, the term ‘Two-Spirit’ is used for an American Indian person possessing a blend of male and female spirits,” the toolkit states. “The term honors people of native heritage. Two-spirit students traditionally do not seek out medical transition nor use the language of transgender nor gender nonconforming to describe their gender.”

The toolkit links to several outside resource guides, including the group Gender Spectrum’s “Student Gender Transition Plan,” where a child can fill out their “preferred name,” gender, and assigned sex at birth.

The form asks, “What does the student wish to communicate about their gender?” and what “requests” the student will make, such as a new name, pronouns, or using a different locker room or bathroom.

The plan also includes a schedule for sharing a child’s new gender with the school and other parents, and a time for a “parent information night about gender diversity.”

The department also references a “Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools,” developed by left-wing organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign, the ACLU, the National Education Association, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. This guide states that a child’s “age and maturity” should “never be a basis for denying a transgender student an opportunity to transition in a safe and supportive environment.”

The guidebook also advises that students can use the restroom of their choice. The department suggests that school officials should segregate students who feel uncomfortable by a biological boy who identifies as a girl joining the girls’ locker room.

“Privacy objections raised by a student in interacting with a transgender or gender nonconforming student may be addressed by segregating the student raising the objection provided that the action of the school officials does not result in stigmatizing the transgender and gender nonconforming student,” the toolkit states.