Gee whiz, if he was a convicted felon he wouldn’t have access to a gun, right?

Man arrested at cop-shooting scene was felon

  • Article by: JENNIFER BJORHUS , Star Tribune

  • Updated: February 21, 2015 – 9:48 PM

Andrew J. Neal

The man arrested Saturday in connection with the north Minneapolis burglary has served time for previous assaults.

Andrew J. Neal, 43, was arrested Saturday afternoon on charges of probation violation, probable cause burglary and probable cause domestic aggravated assault. Police would not say whether Neal was a suspect or person of interest in the shooting of Minneapolis police officer Jordan Davis, who responded to the burglary call Saturday, only that they are investigating a possible link between the burglary and the shooting of Davis.

Court records show that Neal pleaded guilty in 2008 to first-degree assault with great bodily harm and sentenced to 11 years in prison. It is unclear when he was released.

Neal also was convicted two times in 1996 for second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, both felonies.

 

Because we all know there are so many “right wing sovereign citizen extremists”.

DHS Circulates Report Warning of ‘Sovereign Citizen Extremists’

February 20, 2015 – 12:46 PM

(CNSNews.com) – While the White House held a Countering Violent Extremism summit this week to talk about “extremist ideologies that radicalize” – not radical Islam in particular but myriad forms of extremism domestic and foreign – CNN reported that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has circulated an intelligence assessment on the “domestic terror threat from right-wing sovereign citizen extremists.”

The assessment, reviewed by CNN, was produced in coordination with the FBI and “counts 24 violent sovereign citizen-related attacks across the U.S. since 2010,” the news group reported on Feb. 20.

According to the report, “(Sovereign citizen) violence during 2015 will occur most frequently during routine law enforcement encounters at a suspect’s home, during enforcement stops and at government offices.”

The report adds that “law enforcement officers will remain the primary target of (sovereign citizen) violence over the next year due to their role in physically enforcing laws and regulations.”

In general, the conflicts with sovereign citizens occur when they refuse to cooperate with police officers, often during traffic stops, because they claim the police lack the authority to stop them, question them, or take other steps.

CNSNews.com contacted the DHS and asked if and when its report might be made available to the public, and why it apparently was released solely to CNN.  DHS spokesman Sy Lee in an e-mail response said “the report you are referring to is not public” and would not be made available to the public.

No suspect description? Think it be labeled a hate crime?

Mpls. officer shot responding to North Side burglary; suspect at large

  • Article by: LIZ SAWYER and LIBOR JANY , Star Tribune staff writers

  • Updated: February 21, 2015 – 11:44 AM

 

Police searched for a suspect Saturday morning after a Minneapolis police officer was shot about 5 a.m. during a burglary call on the North Side, according to police.

The officer was taken by his partner to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, where he is in satisfactory condition, police said.

Police said that the two officers had just finished handling a burglary call on the 1100 block of 24th Avenue N. in the Jordan neighborhood around 5 a.m. One of the officers was shot while standing outside their squad car.

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau met with the officer and his family at the hospital. She said she believes the officer was targeted. Police spokesman John Elder wouldn’t elaborate, other than to say it was not an unintentional act.

An area near 24th and Fremont Avenues is cordoned off.

Police dogs were seen searching nearby garages and alleys for the suspect. At least three dogs are searching an inner perimeter that spans several blocks for articles of clothing or anything else suspicious.

Ron Edwards, a member of a steering committee recently created by Police Chief Janee Harteau, said efforts in the black community are being made to get the gunman to turn himself in to prevent further violence.

“There is little doubt that an officer was the intended target of this shooting and that this officer just happened to be the one who was there,” Harteau said in a police release.

“This is a reminder to all that every one of our officers face such danger simply because they choose to wear a uniform. They deserve our support and gratitude. We ask for continued prayers for this officer, his family and every officer who is out protecting and serving their communities,” she said.

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges called the shooting “a cowardly act.”

“We are sparing no effort to apprehend and bring to justice whoever is responsible for it,” she tweeted.

Brandi Olson, who lives in the 2300 block of Fremont Avenue with her mother, husband and two young children, said her mother heard a single gunshot early this morning.

“Generally we really like it here,” she said, adding that her neighbors are all friendly. “But when something like this happens it makes you nervous.”

Nearby resident Derrick Neal wandered over to the scene to see what the commotion was about. Neal was relieved when he saw his 20-year-old brother, who had been in the area visiting a friend, on one of the city buses where police were holding residents whose houses were being cleared in the search for the suspected gunman.

“I’m feeling sad because this is our community. I know a lot of stuff has been happening with black people and police and stuff, but people have gotta grow up,” Neal said.

Meanwhile, K-9 officers were going door-to-door, and clearing houses on the block.

 

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Personal use, I’m sure. More crap from Chicago…

Traffic stop leads to heroin bust near Cloquet

By News Tribune on Feb 20, 2015 at 2:20 p.m.

A 26-year-old Chicago man who allegedly had $60,000 worth of heroin and more than $2,500 in cash was arrested Thursday on the Fond du Lac Reservation.

The suspect was arrested at 10 p.m. during a traffic stop on the 3500 block of Rustic Lane northwest of Cloquet, the Fond du Lac Police Department reported in a news release.

Fond du Lac police had observed the man and a driver leaving a home on Mahnomen Road. Police knew the driver to have a revoked driving status, Fond du Lac police said.

Officers spoke with both men, and police said the passenger — the 26-year-old from Chicago — gave a false name and date of birth. He was detained, police said, with the intent to transport him to the U.S. Border Patrol facility in Duluth to help with identification. While en route to meet Border Patrol officials, the man identified himself.

Officers transported him to the St. Louis County Jail and a search was conducted, revealing 4.3 ounces of heroin and $2,590 in cash. Authorities estimated the street value of the drugs at $60,000.

 

I’d go so far as eliminating all unions for public employees. Why should taxpayers fund unions that negotiate against what’s best for those that pay the bills?

Wisconsin Set to Pass Right to Work

Elections have consequences

By: Leon H. Wolf (Diary)  |  February 20th, 2015 at 11:58 AM  |  

scott-walkerIn a surprise move, the Wisconsin Legislature has called an extraordinary session to pass Right to Work legislation that will curb the worst abuses of union power – the power to coerce workers in certain fields into mandatory union membership. The efforts of Scott Walker against the public sector unions and in support of growing GOP numbers in the Wisconsin legislature have apparently emboldened legislators to tackle the abuses of private sector unions as well:

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos will announce Friday that the legislature will meet in Extraordinary Session next week to consider and pass Right to Work legislation, sources tell Right Wisconsin.
The decision will likely set up the most dramatic moments in the legislative debate since the fight over Act 10 in 2011.
Consideration of a Right to Work bill will start in the State Senate where Majority Leader Fitzgerald is reportedly confident that he has at least the 17 votes necessary for passage. The move comes as a surprise, since most observers had expected action to wait until Republican Duey Stroebel was seated in the senate in April to fill the seat vacated by US Rep. Glenn Grothman. There are currently 18 GOP senators. Stroebel will give Republicans 19 members.
“I was pleasantly surprised that we had 17 Senators who said yes, let’s do it now and let’s do it quickly,” said Fitzgerald in an interview with Charlie Sykes on 620 WTMJ. “We will move Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and hopefully sometime Wednesday evening or sometime early in the morning on Thursday the Senate will complete its actions and message it over to the Assembly.”
The 63 seat Republican majority in the Assembly will provide ample comfort to pass workplace freedom legislation even if some Republicans decide to vote against the bill.
Whatever you think about private sector unions generally, anyone who isn’t a certified union thug or partisan Democrat hack should agree that people should be as free as possible to decide whether to form or join a union. Compulsory union membership by trade is an abusive and anti-capitalist practice that creates massive marketplace waste and offers countless opportunities for corruption and intimidation.
However, it is a great deal for elected Democrats because the unions count on them to protect their abuses and their worst rent-seeking behaviors. Accordingly, expect the unions to put the screws to Democrats to use every measure available to them – whether legal or illegal, to prevent this legislation from going forward. This bill will likely be opposed with all the same insane vociferousness as Act 10 was, complete with high profile protests and childish antics by the Democrats who have utterly lost power in Wisconsin.
Governor Walker has announced that he will sign the bill if it reaches his desk, and he anticipates leading the fight for it. Clearly, even though he has already proven his battle chops over the last 5 years, Walker isn’t content to rest on his laurels going forward, especially into the 2016 primary season.

A helluva way to get burned.

Where’s there’s smoke – there’s pot

By Wendy Johnson Today at 9:12 a.m.
A Cloquet man whose Sahlman Avenue townhouse caught fire in early January faces felony drug charges that resulted from investigation of that incident. Ryan Daniel Yollen, 30, was charged with two counts of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance and is scheduled for his first appearance in Carlton County Court on March 2. 
When members of the Cloquet Area Fire District responded to the report of the fire in Yollen’s townhome, they discovered a blaze that had reportedly started in a mattress in a second floor bedroom, and the fire had burned completely through the wall of the townhome. The fire took 14 firefighters to extinguish, and it caused approximately $10,000 in damage.

While fighting the fire, fire department personnel discovered a controlled substance in the upstairs bedroom and notified law enforcement, according to the complaint filed in the incident. Cloquet police officers and investigators responded to the scene and prohibited entry into the residence until a search warrant could be obtained. After the warrant was issued, officers entered the residence and located 13 grams of hash oil and 55 grams of marijuana.

 

The blind truly leading the blind.

Mo news from Donnie Ness’ hood.

Two charged after Duluth drug busts

By News Tribune on Feb 18, 2015 at 5:39 p.m.
Two people are facing felony charges following drug busts in Duluth last week.

The Duluth Police Department and Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force seized heroin, cocaine and cash while executing two search warrants last Wednesday, authorities reported Wednesday.

Michael Andre Byrd, 41, of Chicago was charged with two counts of first-degree sale of a controlled substance after police allegedly seized 20 grams of heroin, 16 grams of cocaine and drug paraphernalia from a residence on the 200 block of North 15th Avenue East.

Bianca Jackson, 24, of Chicago was arrested a short time later when officers allegedly discovered 70 grams of heroin, drug paraphernalia and $7,768 in cash inside a residence on the 1700 block of West Second Street. She faces a single count of first-degree sale of a controlled substance.

Byrd is being held at the St. Louis County Jail on $50,000 bail; Jackson posted a $25,000 bond and has been released from custody.

Wisconsin democrat involved in payout deal involving opiates at a V.A. facility? I’m thinking you’ll not hear much of it in the MSM.

DEMOCRATS

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US senator mum on reported payout deal with staffer amid VA scandal

MADISON, Wis. –  Tammy’s still not talking.

Even as Sen. Tammy Baldwin calls for the U.S. Department of Justice to launch “an immediate” investigation into allegations the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah overprescribed opiate-based pain medication, the Madison Democrat has yet to disclose details on the reported firing of one of her top state aides in the wake of a growing scandal.

Baldwin did not return Wisconsin Reporter’s calls and emails Tuesday seeking comment nearly a month after she reportedly fired Marquette Baylor, who led Baldwin’s Milwaukee office.

An investigative story last month found Baldwin did nothing with an inspection report warning Tomah VA medical center staff members have prescribed potentially dangerous amounts of pain pills to patients.

In a letter last week requesting the DOJ investigate the center, the senator said she’s “extremely troubled about reports linking the tragic deaths of three Wisconsin veterans to improper care at the facility.”

“Additionally, I have heard concerns regarding the conduct of the Tomah VA and the Tomah VA Police Department in response to the deaths that occurred at the facility. Finally, concerns regarding the illegal distribution and use of prescription drugs that originated at the Tomah VA facility have been raised,” Baldwin wrote.

But Baldwin did not call for an investigation until after an investigative report detailing the concerns broke in early January, months after a whistleblower reportedly begged Baldwin’s office to do something.

The senator did do something, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She fired Baylor on Jan. 22, apparently in response to the public relations heat Baldwin was taking.

Sources last month told the newspaper Baldwin’s office offered a severance package to Baylor, a cash payout with a confidentiality deal.

Among myriad questions surrounding the reports is this: Would taxpayer cash be included in what critics of the secret agreement describe as hush money?

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Beyond creepy. Biden and Obama cannot even pretend to have any dignity.

‘The Creepiest Thing I’ve Seen’: Beck Disgusted by Vice President Biden’s ‘Disturbing’ Behavior With Women

Glenn Beck on Wednesday said he was disgusted by Vice President Joe Biden’s “disgusting” behavior with women, adding that what Biden did on Tuesday may have been “the creepiest thing” he’s seen yet.

Biden was at the swearing-in of Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, but it wasn’t Carter’s speech that was attracting attention: it was Biden’s proximity to Carter’s wife.

This photo taken with an iPhone shows Vice President Joe Biden talking with Stephanie Carter, wife of incoming Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, during Carter's swearing in ceremony, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Carter, 60, is President Barack Obama's fourth secretary of defense. (Nedra Pickler)

This photo taken with an iPhone shows Vice President Joe Biden talking with Stephanie Carter, wife of incoming Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, during Carter’s swearing in ceremony, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Carter, 60, is President Barack Obama’s fourth secretary of defense. (Nedra Pickler)

“His wife is standing behind the podium, and Joe Biden is like massaging her shoulders and then whispering things in her ear. It is so disturbing,” Beck said. “She’s trying to listen to her husband. It’s her moment of listening to her husband, and she’s got this creep on her!”

“You know she can’t inch away from him because that would make news,” Beck’s co-host Pat Gray added.

“If it wasn’t Joe Biden, there would be legitimate issues popping out. There would be actual claims against this guy,” Stu Burguiere agreed.

“If this were any Republican, people would be all over this,” Beck said. “The only reason why the press isn’t is they don’t want to hurt anybody in their beloved administration. But that’s creepy. I’m sorry. It’s just creepy.”

Beck questioned why Biden is just referred to as “Joe being Joe” on the many occasions he has been photographed sidling up to or saying inappropriate things to various women.

Biden gets the same pass when making racist remarks, Beck said, playing audio of Biden saying, “You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent, and I’m not joking.” Biden also referred to bankers as “Shylocks” and expressed delight at finding a “mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy” in Barack Obama.

“Our vice president is beyond a joke. He’s creepy,” Beck concluded.