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.

Legislating from the bench.

Michigan Man Told To “Give Up Some Of Your Constitutional Rights” In Exchange For Adopting Grandson

Mac Slavo
July 19th, 2017
SHTFplan.com

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Anyone with half a brain can read the Second Amendment, and clearly articulate its intent. It’s not a complicated law. It’s not buried in high-brow legalese that is indecipherable to the average person. Once you understand the original meaning of the words when they were written, and the wider context of the Bill of Rights, its meaning is obvious. The Second Amendment protects an individuals right to own and use firearms, which is a meaning that has been upheld by the Supreme Court.

So it’s always somewhat surprising to learn that there are so many states with laws that disregard the Second Amendment. It’s baffling that it’s taken so long to strike down these unconstitutional rules.

In Michigan for instance, there is a law that effectively prevents adults from exercising their Second Amendment rights if they want to foster a child. A resident of the state recently filed a lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, because they wouldn’t allow him to foster his own grandchild, unless he submitted to their anti-gun demands.

Caseworkers from MDHHS and a county judge told William Johnson of Ontonagon, Mich., that he had to choose between his Second Amendment rights and fostering his grandson, according to a complaintfiled with the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan. The 54-year-old Johnson is a retired, disabled Marine with a Michigan Concealed Pistol License. He and his wife were asked by the state of Michigan to foster their grandson. According to Johnson’s suit, however, the issues began as soon as he arrived at MDHHS to pick up the child.

Johnson said he was searched for a firearm and, although he was not carrying a gun, officials demanded to see his concealed carry license. He was then told he would need to give MDHHS the serial numbers of all of his firearms, including rifles and shotguns, and register them with the agency. After questioning why he would have to register his firearms in order to foster his grandson, Johnson said he was told by one caseworker, “if you want to care for your grandson you will have to give up some of your constitutional rights.” When he objected, he was told there would not be a “power struggle” and MDHHS “would just take his grandson and place him in a foster home” if he didn’t comply with their requests.

Two weeks later, during a hearing on placement of the child, Johnson said a Gogebic County Court judge similarly told him, “if you want to care for your grandson you will have to give up some of your constitutional rights.”

Can you believe that? How is it possible that in a supposedly free country, a judge can tell someone who hasn’t committed a crime to give up their constitutional rights, just so they can take care of their own grandchildren? How does a government official actually say that with a straight face?

But more to the point, how exactly does Michigan prevent foster parents from exercising their right to bear arms? It turns out that by law, they have to register their firearms with the state, and store them unloaded in locked safe, separated from ammunition. They can keep firearms, but they sure can’t bear them. Hopefully this lawsuit will put an an end to this blatant disregard for the civil rights of law abiding citizens in Michigan.

An interesting opinion piece on media hypocrisy and telling partial truths. Is fake news real? You bet it is.

OPINION

What Happens When The Races Are Reversed In A Police Shooting

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SCOTT GREER
Deputy Editor

Last weekend, an Australian woman, Justine Damond, called police to report an alleged assault that was occurring near her home in Minneapolis. But when police arrived on the scene, Damond ended up becoming the victim of an officer’s bullet.

While there are many questions still lingering about the shooting, the initial details of the case have all the ingredients for the media to paint it as another sign of lawless police brutality.

Except, the press has been remarkably reserved in its coverage of the case, there are no activists marching and chanting on the streets of Minneapolis, and Black Lives Matter is seemingly sitting out on this matter.

This is likely due to this shooting having a reversal of roles when it comes to race. Ms. Damond was a white woman, while her shooter, Mohamed Noor, is…..

Keep reading:

http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/21/what-happens-when-the-races-are-reversed-in-a-police-shooting/

The arrogance of elected officials never ceases to amaze me..

If you want to hear the audio embedded in the video, you need to click on the speaker icon on the screen of the video clip..

H/T Bluelivesmatter

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VIDEO: Chicago Alderman Files Complaint On ‘Rude’ Cops, But Video Shows The Truth

Chicago, IL – Chicago Alderman Roberto Maldonado filed a formal complaint against “rude” Chicago police officers after they refused to let him drive through a crime scene. Bodycam incident shows the alderman’s attempt to get special treatment due to his position (video below.)

The incident occurred June 18 in Humboldt Park when officers were working to secure a crime scene, according to CBS Chicago.

The alderman wanted to drive through the scene, and the officers offered him alternative routes. Those routes weren’t good enough for Maldonado, who threw around his position as he asked for special treatment.

At the start of the video, Maldonado has his cell phone camera out and the confrontation had clearly been going on for a while.

“Can anybody drive me to my house?” Maldonado asks.

“Are you asking as a special favor, alderman?” an officer responds.

“No, I’m asking as a citizen,” Maldonado says.

During the incident, the alderman made it clear that he wasn’t going to behave like a normal citizen.

“Ok, you tell me, so what should I do with my little three kids?” he asks.

“You should drive around and find a parking spot as close to your house as possible so your children don’t get wet, and then just proceed into your house sir,” an officer responds.

“I don’t want to do that,” Maldonado responds. “It would be a safety matter for my kids to do what you are asking me to do.”

“From the moment you walked up, you announced who you were,” one of the officers says, “You didn’t say ‘I’m a citizen,’ you didn’t say ‘I’m a neighbor.’ You made it quite clear, quite sure, to all of us that you’re an alderman. So are you looking for a special favor as an alderman?”

“You know what, this is the police officers, this is why the police department is in such bad shape with the citizens.” Maldonado concluded.

Alderman Roberto Maldonado later filed a formal complaint against the officers which is now being investigated by the police department.

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 President Kevin Graham responded to the allegations saying, “Preserving and protecting a crime scene is the primary duty of a police officer. You can’t waiver from that.”

You can watch the video of the encounter below:

Its called karma and it can be a bitch..

O.J.’s last defender — F. Lee Bailey — is broke, disbarred and working above a hair salon

July 20 at 1:22 PM

Johnnie Cochran is dead.

Marcia Clark writes murder mysteries.

Judge Lance Ito is retired.

Kato Kaelin tweets a lot.

And F. Lee Bailey, the famed criminal defense attorney, is flat broke.

On Thursday, O.J. Simpson — the NFL icon who brought them together more than two decades ago  — appeared for a highly anticipated parole hearing on a Nevada robbery conviction, asserting “I’m not a guy who has lived a criminal life.”

But of all the characters who played a role in Simpson’s unforgettable acquittal for the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, no one’s life has changed as dramatically as Bailey’s.

NoneDefense attorney F. Lee Bailey, left, looks on as O.J. Simpson, center, reacts as he is found not guilty of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman, in court in Los Angeles. (Pool photo by Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Daily News via Associated Press)

Read the entire story:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/07/20/o-j-s-last-defender-f-lee-bailey-is-broke-disbarred-and-working-above-a-hair-salon/?utm_term=.b4d9ab29bf11

 

An awesome story of the week

They couldn’t order bottles of sauce because of the refrigeration issue. They’d have to use the whole bottle, and that’s wasteful. Then, someone mentioned Chick-fil-A.

Growing  up in Flower Mound, Guajardo knew all about Chick-fil-A and its individually packaged sauces. So, Guajardo took a shot in the dark. He fired off a Facebook message to the Chick-fil-A in his hometown.

Two weeks later,…….

You just can’t fix stupid.

Self-described drug dealer calls 911, reports stolen cocaine

Calling 911 to report a stolen bag of cocaine probably wasn’t the best idea for a self-described Florida drug dealer.

But Okaloosa Sheriff’s officials wrote on Facebook that 32-year-old David Blackmon did just that on Sunday morning.

The post says Blackmon called 911 to report a robbery in Fort Walton Beach. Blackmon told the responding deputy that someone entered his car and took $50 and about a quarter ounce of cocaine from the center console.

The report says the deputy spotted some cocaine and a crack rock on the console and a crack pipe on the floorboard by the driver’s side door.

Blackmon is charged with possession of cocaine and resisting arrest without violence. He was released from jail on Tuesday, but records don’t list a lawyer.

You want to see collusion? Take a look here in Cartoon County. A good man run off because…well, he irritated the powers at be.

This started as a dog and pony show, a witch hunt…just like I predicted months ago.  Now it comes out the department and the city council were working together with the union to launch a good man from a tough job.  This is really a fine example how government is NOT supposed to work.  

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Councilors, officers worked together for police chief’s departure

While a vote of no-confidence by his employees was sold to the public as a “last resort,” allegations of unfit leadership were never addressed with former Cloquet Police Chief Steve Stracek prior to his being put on paid administrative leave by city officials at an emergency meeting in March.

Keep reading:

http://www.pinejournal.com/news/4296990-councilors-officers-worked-together-police-chiefs-departure#.WW5gKYMLSQI.link