(OTGN) A Washington, DC gun raid which involved more than 30 officers was not conducted at a known drug den or gang bangers’ hideout but at a respected businessman’s home – all to enforce a controversial city ammo law.
The shocking incident even included the man’s teenage son being pulled naked from the shower after the door was broken down with a battering ram.
“Anyone who thinks the police won’t come to take your guns is naïve,” Emily Miller of The Washington Times wrote.
The DC law enforcement officers were searching for gun paraphernalia such as empty holsters, ammo, empty magazines, ammo receipts, and even gun cleaning equipment. Mark Witaschek’s entire block was locked down by Washington, DC officers. His 14-year-old daughter opened the door and was met with more than two dozen officers in full tactical gear. The men participating in the gun raid reportedly pointed their firearms at Witaschek and his girlfriend’s heads.
(FREE PATRIOT) The makeshift memorial in front of the burnt out house is the only thing that is left of a child’s life. In Louisiana, Missouri, one father is heartbroken and emotionally distraught. Rather then allowing him to enter the burning building and save his son’s life, police tase him three times from entering the home while they wait for firefighters.
Louisiana, Missouri- a father and mother is in morning. A make shift memorial is all that is left of their home and child. As the father tried to enter the burning house, three times police stun him to prevent him from entering the burning home. They saved the father’s life, but at what cost?
“He tried to get back in the house to get the baby,” Lori Miller said. “They took my son to jail because he tried to save his son.”
Ryan Miller’s sister-in-law doesn’t think the police handled the situation correctly.
“It’s just heartless. How could they be so heartless? And while they all just stood around and waited for the fire department, what kind of police officer wouldn’t try and save a three year old burning in a house?” said Emily Miller. ”We’ve been going through pictures and he’s just smiling in every picture. He was just a happy, go-lucky kid.”~ KHQA Channel 7
State fire marshals say that when the firefighters arrived, they tried to get in the building to save the 3 year old, but the flames were too hot. They found the child’s burnt body near the door to the bedroom off the living room in the home.
The Mercantile Bank in Missouri is trying to help with donations of clothing and items.
For those interested in helping the family, monetary donations may be sent to the Mercantile Bank in Louisiana, c/o Ryan Miller or the Riley Miller fund.
Clothing items also are needed: Men’s 36×30 jeans and women’s size 8-10 jeans, size XL/XXL men’s shirts and size small/medium women’s shirts, size 6.5 or 7 in women’s shoes, and 10-11 in men’s.
You can send those items to the Miller Law Office at 125 South Main in Louisiana.~KHQA Channel 7
The cause of the fire is unknown, but they think it started in an outlet in the upstairs area.
No matter the donations, it will never replace the child’s life.
(WTSP) The Florida Highway Patrol trooper who shot and injured a cemetery owner on September 10, 2012 has been cleared of any wrongdoing by FHP.
Shortly before 6 o’clock on the morning of September 10, 2012, Trooper Daniel Cole was tracking a stolen motorcycle to the Royal Palm North cemetery in Pinellas Park at 2600 Gandy Boulevard North.
The owner of the cemetery, Cliff Work, was there and after he armed himself — thinking he was being robbed — Trooper Cole opened fire, shooting 18 rounds from his Smith & Wesson AR-15 semiautomatic rifle. Work was hit in the leg.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement also investigated and cleared Cole last fall. As for the stolen motorcycle, it was dumped in a wooded area next to the cemetery and Work had no idea it was there.
But that incident isn’t the first time Cole’s actions have come under the microscope. In just over a decade, he shot an unarmed minister during a traffic stop as the pastor reached for his own wallet. He also tasered an unarmed teenage girl who was handcuffed.
That incident has left her in a vegetative state.
Her mother, Cheryl Maudsley, is completely stunned that Trooper Cole still has a job with the Florida Highway Patrol. She believes he took her daughter Danielle’s life.
She says, “My daughter is going to die because of Officer Cole.”
Dash cam video shows the 19-year-old handcuffed and running away from Cole.
Photo Gallery: Dash cam images of woman’s Tasing
He fires his taser at her back and hits her. Danielle’s head hits the pavement.
Her mother says, “She was afraid. He had to step back to pull his taser at my child… 50,000 volts went through a 92-pound girl, handcuffed [and] a couple of feet away from him.”
Two years later, the photographs show a much different Danielle. Now 21, she is blind, unable to walk, has a feeding tube and wears diapers at a rehabilitation facility in Orlando.
Cheryl says, “At this time, she’s not doing well. We recently put a DNR on her, which is ‘do not resuscitate.’”
Cheryl says she put the order in just a few days ago and knows any day now she could get a phone call that her daughter is gone.
She adds, “Dear Lord knows it just breaks my heart. I wonder how he [Trooper Cole] would feel if it was one of his children, his mother, his sister. Him. You’re not above the law, because you have a badge.”
10 News stopped by Trooper Cole’s home on Friday as we have several times before to get his side of the story, but this time his cruiser wasn’t parked in his driveway and though it appeared someone was inside, no one answered the door.
But in audio published by the FHP and posted on YouTube, an investigator can be heard questioning Trooper Cole. While the video clearly shows Danielle is barely a step ahead of him as they leave the FHP substation in Pinellas Park on U.S. 19, he’s already had time to pull and point his taser.
He tells the investigator that Danielle would have gotten away. The investigator asks, “Did you think she was capable of outrunning you?”
Cole replies, “Yes, she was already outrunning me.”
LAX Shooter Paul Ciancia Branded a Conspiracy Theorist: ANYONE Not Believing the Government is About to be Demonized
(THE DAILY SHEEPLE) The demonization of free thinking individuals is about to begin. By branding Paul Ciancia a conspiracy theorist, all of us will come under scrutiny.
Anyone who does not believe wholeheartedly in the crap the government tries to feed them on a daily basis will become a danger to society.
It stands to reason that after a major public incidence of violence such as mass shootings or bombings, people want answers. It’s right and proper that these cases are investigated and as many answers as possible are provided to the citizens of this country.
Having said that, an alarming pattern is emerging,
Some events are highlighted and get massive coverage on television, on the internet and in the newspapers but most incidents do not.
Those that can’t be ‘spun’ by the government are given a couple of lines in the papers or a minute of airtime, and that’s it. Done. Gone. Forgotten.
(COP BLOCK) How many of us have been told by police employees that the reason they *must* take such aggressive actions is to “make it home to my family”? That mindset, according to Threat Management Center founder Dale Brown is flawed. Instead, those tasked with protecting others – those who take a salary to do so, should have as their highest priority the safety of others. Incentives matter. Police, as currently structured, will never provide protection, justice or be accountable. Dale Brown and his colleagues at Threat Management center are proving that these services are better supplied through consensual interactions.
(FEDERALJACK) Luke gives an update on the break in, and possible hacking of his computer while he is in Chile.
(WAC) We think its best that we make this public for the safety of Luke Rudkowski during his travels abroad. Other important things to note is that the wifi that Luke’s computer was on was established a day before the hack with a pass code that only he and the other speakers he mentioned had access to, that was established by them and no one else. Which makes the case for a remote hack very unlikely. Other computers were also on the scene and active but Luke’s was the only one visible targeted. Also, this looks like an unprofessional job due to leaving the obvious tracks of intrusion but from the looks of the scripts that were ran they were definitely not amateurs. Because of multiple attempts to set up Luke in his career we think its best to make this situation public. This situation is extremely weird surrounding the circumstances and that’s why we decided to go public with it.
(WASHINGTON FREE BEACON) The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is “mining” Facebook and Twitter to improve its social media footprint and to assess how Tweets can be used as “change-agents” for health behaviors.
The NLM, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will have software installed on government computers that will store data from social media as part of a $30,000 project announced last week.
“The National Library of Medicine is the world’s largest biomedical library and makes its stored information available online at no charge to consumers, health professionals, and biomedical scientists through a diverse suite of resources,” the agency said in a contract posted on Oct. 23. “Evaluating how its databases and other resources are utilized is an important component of continuing quality improvement and has long been an on-going program of NLM management through a potpourri of monitoring tools.”
“The world-wide explosion in the use of social media provides a unique opportunity for sampling sentiment and use patterns of NLM’s ‘customers’ and for comparing NLM to other sources of health-related information,” the agency said.
“By examining relevant tweets and other comments,” the contract said, “NLM will gain insights to extent of use, context for which information was sought, and effects of various health-related announcements and events on usage patterns.”
Specifically, NLM will look at the “value of tweets and other messages as teaching tools and change-agents for health-relevant behavior.”
“The overarching objective of these studies is to obtain a richer understanding of how consumers, clinicians, researchers actually look for the health-related information they seek, and what they do with what they find,” NLM said in a response to frequently asked questions about the project.
OhMyGov Inc., a media company that specializes in the promotion of government agencies, will be paid $30,660 to monitor social media for NLM for one year.
The company will install software on computers at NLM headquarters in Bethesda, Md. to “maintain a comprehensive ‘universe’ of social media data.” Government bureaucrats will be trained on the software so they can search the database for health-related content.
“Content from Twitter, Facebook, blogs, news sites, discussion boards, video and image sharing sites will be maintained by the Contractor and kept up-to-date in a timely manner and made available for query by Government,” the contract said.
When asked by a vendor if they are interested in storing the data for “historical analysis,” NLM said “Yes.”
The project will also track NLM’s impact on social media in comparison to its “competitors,” which they define as Google, Mayo Clinic, and WebMD.
“Demographic characteristics” of Facebook and Twitter posts will be noted “to the extent permitted by privacy regulations.” NLM said they are interested in the location, number of followers, and academic degrees held by users.
The contractor OhMyGov Inc. is partially funded by the National Science Foundation, and a member of President Obama’s “Startup America Initiative,” a public-private partnership designed to spur entrepreneurship.
“The OhMyGov Media Monitoring and Policy Analysis system is the first and only business intelligence software completely politically focused,” according to the company’s website. “It provides real-time data mining, analysis, and visual analytics to uncover patterns in message uptake and critical insights into how issues are being characterized by Congress as well as the media, public, and key stakeholders.”
Requests for comment from NLM were not returned.