With the Israeli government moving closer towards implementation of a massive ethnic cleansing campaign known as the Prawer-Begin Plan, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to spin the “Jewish and democratic state” as anything other than a racist experiment. But that hasn’t stopped mainstream US outlets from performing language wizardry in an attempt to distort the latest atrocity about to be committed by America’s greatest ally. Read more
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Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced at a news conference earlier today that 54-year-old Theodore Wafer of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, will be charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and felonious use of a firearm for the shooting death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride, a black Detroit woman who is believed to have been seeking help following a car accident.
Wafer insists his shotgun discharged accidentally and that, having mistook McBride for an intruder, he was acting in self-defense.
However, Worthy pointed out that there were no signs of forced entry and that Wafer had opened his front door before firing at McBride through a locked screen door.
“There is no duty to retreat when you’re in your own house, but someone who claims self-defense must have an honest and reasonable belief of imminent death or imminent rape or bodily harm,” Worthy told reports. Based on the evidence, “We do not believe [Wafer] acted in lawful self-defense,” she said. Read more
According to Dearborn Heights police, the man who shot and killed Renisha McBride over the weekend is claiming that his .12-gauge shotgun discharged accidentally.
McBride died on his front porch from a gunshot wound to the face early Saturday morning after knocking on his door for help following a car accident.
Police released only vague details and have continued to withhold basic information about the incident, like the name of the shooter and the address where McBride was shot. Read more
(There have been many developments since this story initially broke. See here.)
If you thought what happened to Jonathan Ferrell last month was horrific, wait until you hear about the slaying of 19-year-old Renisha McBride.
Border Patrol Chief Mike Fisher says his agents will continue to use lethal force against rock-throwers on the US-Mexico border because rocks are apparently “lethal weapons”. Read more
Lakisha Gaither, 35, fired a single round into the air from her lawfully owned firearm over the weekend in an effort to scare away a group of boys who were attacking her 15-year-old daughter, Brianna Stewart. Brianna has since gone missing and Gaither is frantically searching for her daughter as she prepares for her arraignment on October 30. That’s right, she was charged for shooting into the air in a state that loves guns! Read more
Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies in northern California shot and killed 13-year-old Andy Lopez while he walked home from school Tuesday afternoon carrying a toy rifle.
According to Lt. Dennis O’Leary, two deputies on patrol spotted a “male subject” walking in the area carrying what they believed to be a rifle, at which point they called for backup and told him to drop the weapon.
“At some point immediately thereafter, the deputies fired several rounds from their handguns at the subject, striking him several times,” O’Leary said, adding that Lopez fell down and “landed on top of the rifle he was carrying.” But they didn’t stop there. Though Lopez was unresponsive and bleeding out, the officers handcuffed him before administering first aid and calling the paramedics. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Read more
You can tell a lot about a media outlet by how it covers Israel. A recent case in point is the New York Times. Read more
Leon Ford Jr. was unarmed when pulled over by Pittsburgh police on the night of November 11, 2012. Read more
Cleveland police officers involved in last November’s deadly high speed car chase that ended in the firing of 137 bullets at an unarmed black couple, will remain on the force despite being found guilty of breaking policy.
Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath said Tuesday that a series of disciplinary hearings surrounding the chase found 64 officers guilty of “administrative charges ranging from excessive speed to insubordination.”
However, “No one will be fired, and the longest suspension will be 10 days,” reports 19 Action News, adding that several officers were cleared of any wrongdoing.
The car chase was provoked by a car backfire, which police mistook for a gunshot aimed at officers. In the end, the bodies of Timothy Russell, 43, and Malissa Williams, 30, were riddled with two dozen bullet holes each, and almost immediately, they were painted by police and the media as career criminals who had it coming.
With the incident still under review by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, it remains to be seen whether criminal charges will be filed against any of the dozens of officers involved.