GOV. JAY NIXON … JUDGE, JURY AND EXECUTIONER … HE SAID WHAT?
Seriously, imagine being a police officer in Ferguson, MO or in the state of Missouri for that matter with a governor that has already prejudged the shooting death of Michael Brown at the hands of officer Darren Wilson? Gov. Nixon (D-MO) stated that a “vigorous prosecution must now be pursued”. Not just any prosecution, but a vigorous one. Actually sir, a vigorous investigation needs to occur to determine what actually happened the day of the shooting and the events that led to it, not a vigorous prosecution so to placate your voting base. Just curious … what is correct justice as defined by this governor? Does Gov. Nixon know something that we don’t? Hardly. This political gas bag is only making matters worse. Much can be inferred in the fact that he used the word “correctly” last. I can’t imagine that police officers in Missouri are too enamored with Nixon seeing that he has pre-judged this case and his only idea of justice is for Michael Brown. No one at this point knows exactly what happened, not even Gov. Nixon. Police officer Darren Wilson may be in the end at fault; however, what if he was not, the fact prove it and a jury finds him not guilty? Would that be justice as well?
“A vigorous prosecution must now be pursued,”
“The democratically elected St. Louis county prosecutor and the attorney general of the United States each have a job to do.”
“Their obligation to achieve justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown must be carried out thoroughly, promptly, and correctly”
Not content with a regular prosecution or a vigorous investigation, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said he hopes that Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson will receive a “vigorous prosecution” in the shooting death of Michael Brown on Aug. 9.
“A vigorous prosecution must now be pursued,” Nixon said in a five minute video address posted to his website Tuesday.
“The democratically elected St. Louis county prosecutor and the attorney general of the United States each have a job to do,” said Nixon, a Democrat.
“Their obligation to achieve justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown must be carried out thoroughly, promptly, and correctly,” said Nixon of investigators.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to visit Ferguson on Wednesday to meet with federal law enforcement officials and community leaders. Forty FBI investigators traveled to Ferguson over the weekend to interview witnesses.
Nixon has not directly justified his call for a strong prosecution. He has not indicated that he has any information on the shooting that has not been made public.
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, August 20, 2014 – Woman Steals and Crashes a Police Cruiser in Atlanta
- After driving at speeds as high as 130mph, she was found to be under the influence of synthetic marijuana
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ISIS Beheads Abducted American Hostage Photo-Journalist James Wright Foley (VIDEO) (Update: Second U.S. Journalist Steven Joel Sotloff Threatened)
SAVAGES BEHEAD AMERICAN JOURNALIST …
ISIS has released a video showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and has threatened the life of another American journalist held hostage if President Barack Obama doesn’t end military operations in Iraq. The savage execution just shows how brutal and without conscience these individuals really are. SM will not post or link out the violent video of Foley’s killing out of respect to his family, but as Mediaite reports, the video (edited), entitled “Letter to America,” shows ISIS terrorists forcing Foley to read a letter urging Americans to rise up against his “real killer, the U.S. government.”Also, Foley is forced to go on and say, the U.S. airstrikes against ISIS “hammered the final nail into [his] coffin.” James Foley disappeared on November 22, 2012, in northwest Syria, near the border with Turkey when he was reportedly forced into a vehicle by gunmen.
A video released by ISIS shows the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn’t end military operations in Iraq.
In the video posted Tuesday on YouTube, Foley is seen kneeling next to a man dressed in black. Foley reads a message, presumably scripted by his captors, that his “real killer” is America.
“I wish I had more time. I wish I could have the hope for freedom to see my family once again,” he can be heard saying in the video.
He is then shown being beheaded.
Islamic State, ISIS, says that another U.S. journalist’s fate depends on Barack Obama.
Islamic State militants claimed in a video on Tuesday to be holding U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff and said his life depended on U.S. President Barack Obama’s next move.
“The life of this American citizen, Obama, depends on your next decision,” said a masked man in the video posted on social media sites, speaking English with a British accent as he held a prisoner the video named as Steven Sotloff.
A message from Jim’s mom, Diane Foley:
We have never been prouder of our son Jim. He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people.
We implore the kidnappers to spare the lives of the remaining hostages. Like Jim, they are innocents. They have no control over American government policy in Iraq, Syria or anywhere in the world.
We thank Jim for all the joy he gave us. He was an extraordinary son, brother, journalist and person. Please respect our privacy in the days ahead as we mourn and cherish Jim.
James Foley, RIP
UPDATE III: Rest in Peace James Wright Foley.
Foley, 40, grew up in New Hampshire and was originally a teacher, at one point teaching prison inmates in Arizona, before attending the Medill school of journalism at Northwestern University. After graduation, his first assignment was as an embed with the U.S. Army’s 173rd Brigade and 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan. Foley had been covering the Syria’s civil war for GlobalPost and Agence France-Presse (AFP) when he was allegedly pulled from the car he was traveling in to meet with a colleague and abducted at gunpoint. According to the Columbia Journalism Review, GlobalPost hired an international security firm for a ground level investigation in Northern Syria and along the Turkish border to locate him.
Foley was also detained and held for 44 days in Libya in 2011.
President Barack Obama heads back to Martha’s Vineyard for vacation and not a word regarding this savage beheading at the hands of the jayvee terrorists, ISIS.
More Than a Dozen Witnesses Have Corroborated Officer Darren Wilson’s Version of Ferguson Shooting of Michael Brown
HMM, More Than a Dozen Witnesses Have Corroborated Officer Darren Wilson’s Version of Ferguson Shooting.
Police sources reportedly told St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Christine Byers that more than a dozen witnesses backed up the account of Ferguson police officers version of the shooting of Michael Brown.
Twitter – Christine Byers ?@ChristineDByers
More than a dozen witnesses have backed up the account of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the controversial shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, police sources reportedly told St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Christine Byers.
Byers also reported on Monday that Brown’s body was transported from the county medical examiner to a funeral home and then back to the medical examiner for three autopsies.
Though Wilson has not spoken publicly about his side of the story, an alleged friend of the officer, identified only as Josie, shared what she claimed to be Wilson’s recollection of events. CNN later confirmed that the woman’s account matches Wilson’s account of the shooting, according to their law enforcement sources.
The woman called into TheBlaze TV host Dana Loesch’s radio show on Friday, claiming that Brown “bum-rushed” Wilson moments after pushing him into his squad car, punching him in the face and trying to grab the cop’s gun.
- Asked to leave due to poor ratings and being replaced by Chuck Todd
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The Body of Missing 19 Year Old Marine Wife Erin Corwin in Mine Shaft Near in Twentynine Palms, CA … 24 Year Old Christopher Brandon Lee Arrested
Sad conclusion to the search for missing Erin Corwin …
The body of missing 19 year old Erin Corwin has been found in a mine shaft on federal land near her home in Twentynine Palms, CA. Erin Corwin, the pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine, had been missing since June 28, 2014. According to court papers, Lee and Corwin were lovers and she had planned to meet Lee for a hunting trip on June 28. Corwin vanished on the way to Joshua Tree National Park on June 28 and was never seen from or heard from again. Following the discovery of Corwin’s body, authorities in Anchorage, Alaska arrested Christopher Brandon Lee Sunday night.
Deep in a mine shaft in the California desert, the body of a pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine was discovered after a search of nearly two months.
Far off in Alaska, a man alleged to have been her lover was arrested on suspicion of homicide.
Authorities on Monday outlined the discovery of 19-year-old Erin Corwin and the arrest of 24-year-old Christopher Brandon Lee, who until recently was also a Marine.
The search for Corwin ended Saturday when her body was spotted with a video camera 140 feet down a mine shaft on federal land near her home in Twentynine Palms, where her husband was stationed, San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said. He said deputies searched many of the 100 mine shafts in a 300 square mile area before zeroing in on right one.
The following day authorities arrested Lee, Corwin’s former neighbor, in Anchorage.
Christopher Brandon Lee Arrested
The body of a missing pregnant woman originally from Oak Ridge was found Sunday in a mine shaft and her alleged lover has been arrested in her murder, according to ABC-affiliate WATE in Knoxville.
On Monday officials with the San Bernardino, California Sheriff’s Office said they developed information that the remains of Erin Corwin, 20, had been placed in a mine shaft. After searching and investigating a number of mine shafts in the area, human remains were found in a shaft Saturday.
Crews were able to retrieve the remains from the shaft Sunday. Dental records showed the remains were Corwin’s.
Al Sharpton Makes Matters Worse in Ferguson, MO … Calls Shooting a “Defining Moment” and then Incites the Crowd Against the Police
AL SHARPTON MAKING MATTERS WORSE IN FERGUSON, MO …
Peaceful protest? Can it really be called a peaceful protest when its intent is to fire up the division between blacks and the police? Al Sharpton spoke during a rally at Greater Grace Church, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, and did what Sharton does best … fan the flames of racism and division. Sharpton said that the police chief had the audacity to release a tape trying to disparage Michael Brown’s name by releasing a tape of Brown robbing a convenience store earlier the same say he was shot and killed by police officer, Darren Wilson. Some how it is okay to paint police officer Wilson and the entire Ferguson police as racists, but to put forth a video of the so-called “Gentle Giant” strong-armed robbing a store is evil. In Al’s world, race-baiting good, facts bad.
Sad, this is hardly the way to calm Ferguson.
Rev. Al Sharpton, left, speaks with parents of Michael Brown, Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, right, during a rally at Greater Grace Church, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, for their son who was killed by police last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. Sharpton told the rally Brown’s death was a “defining moment for this country.”
The situation in Ferguson, Missouri escalated Sunday night as police moved in on protesters hours before a state-imposed curfew was set to go into effect.
Police fired tear gas at protesters as some ran through the streets with their hands up, CBS 2’s Jessica Schneider reported.
Video has also surfaced of protesters throwing items at police, Schneider reported.
The chaos comes on the same day Rev. Al Sharpton lead a peaceful rally in the town.
Addressing a congregation in Ferguson on Sunday, Rev. Sharpton blasted the release by police of a video purportedly showing Michael Brown robbing a store shortly before the unarmed man was shot and killed by a police officer.
The remarks came one day after another standoff between police and protesters.
Here is the VIDEO of suspect Michael Brown strong-arm robbing a convenience store in Ferguson, MO of cigars that Sharpton was complaining about. Disparage Michael Brown’s name? It would appear that Brown is doing a good job of that himself. Who just walks into a store and out with anything they damn well please without paying? Of course this does not mean that it is a justification for police to shoot Brown, but it does give some factual perspective as to what Brown was all about.
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27 year old Kristy Kelley has been missing since August 15, 2014 in Boonville, Indiana. Kristy Kelley was last seen in Boonville early Friday around 1:30 am. According to police, Kelly’s cell phone was found at the VFW. She also did not show up for work. Since her disappearance she has not been in contact with family or friends. Thanks to social media, a reported 300 individuals came out to help search for Kristy Kelley over the weekend. The search will continue Monday morning at 9:00 at Studio Bee. The Warrick County Sheriff’s Office is expected to be there as well.
Missing – Kristy Kelley
Authorities say 27-year-old Kristy Kelley of Boonville was last seen in Boonville early Friday morning and did not show up for work and has not contacted family members or friends.
They tell us she was last seen in Boonville around 1:30 a.m. on August 15 wearing a white and black sleeveless shirt, blue jean shorts, and sandals.
The Sheriff’s Office says there is no indication of any foul play at this time.
She’s believed to be driving a silver 2003 Nissan Xterra.
UPDATE I: Search party for missing Warrick Co. woman.
Several people from Warrick County gathered together on Saturday night to search for 27-year-old Kristy Kelley.
The Warrick County Sheriff’s Office told us on Friday Kristy Kelley was missing.
Thanks to dozens of shares on Facebook, a search party totaling near 300 looked for her throughout Warrick County.
They say Saturday morning they saw her picture all over Facebook and knew they wanted to help search.
“We’ve been here pretty much all day, just sending different groups of people out,” says Amanda. “We’ve had a tremendous coming in of everyone. It’s been really great, the feedback has been awesome.”
They set up a command center at Studio Bee in Boonville and waited for people to come. What they got is more than 300 people that came to sign up.
If you have any information on her whereabouts you should contact the Warrick County Sheriff’s Office at (812)897-6180.
Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) Indicted for Abuse of Power by Travis County Grand Jury (Update: Perry Fires Back Calls it Partisan Politics)(Update: Even Obama Political Adviser David Axelrod Thinks Indictment is ‘Sketchy’)
Travis County, Texas grand jury proves once again Judge Saul Wachler’s famous saying that a prosecutor can get a grand jury to ‘indict a ham sandwich.’”
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been indicted by a Travis County grand jury for abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for prosecutors investigating public corruption. However, the indictment reeks of political payback and political disagreements being handled via the courts. The indictment stems from when Perry promised publicly to veto $7.5 million over two years for the Public Integrity Unit run by the office of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg. DA Lehmberg, a Democrat, was convicted of drunken driving with a blood-alcohol nearly three times the legal limit. Perry had asked for her to resign; however, she refused.
Fort Worth Star Telegram: Gov. Perry indicted, accused of coercion, abusing power.
A Travis County grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday, accusing him of abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for prosecutors investigating public corruption — making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his state’s first indicted governor in nearly a century.
A special prosecutor spent months calling witnesses and presenting evidence that Perry broke the law when he promised publicly to veto $7.5 million over two years for the Public Integrity Unit run by the office of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg.
Lehmberg, a Democrat, was convicted of drunken driving, but refused Perry’s calls to resign.
Although the Republican governor now has been indicted on two felony counts, politics dominates the case. Lehmberg is based in Austin, which is heavily Democratic, in contrast to most of the rest of conservative Texas. The grand jury consisted of Austin-area residents.
The unit Lehmberg oversees investigates statewide allegations of corruption and political wrongdoing. It led the investigation against former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, a Texas Republican who in 2010 was convicted of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering for taking part in a scheme to influence elections in his home state — convictions later vacated by an appeals court.
Mary Anne Wiley, Perry’s general counsel, predicted Perry ultimately will be cleared of the charges against him — abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant.
“The veto in question was made in accordance with the veto authority afforded to every governor under the Texas Constitution,” she said.
UPDATE I: Gov. Rick Perry Fires back at the bogus indictment that he abused his power.
Gov. Rick Perry fired back at the indictments and called it nothing more than outrageous and partisan politics.
“We don’t settle political differences with indictments in this country. It is outrageous that some would use partisan, political theatrics to rip away at the very fabric of our state’s Constitution. This indictment amounts to nothing more than abuse of power. And I cannot and I will not allow that to happen … I am confident that we will ultimately prevail. That this farce of a prosecution will be revealed for what it really is and those responsible will be held accountable.”
UPDATE II: KXAN Video – Jailers had to restrain DA Rosemary Lehmberg when she was nearly 3x’s the legal limit for DUI.
DA Rosemary Lehmberg initially denied that she was drunk to police as seen by dash cam.
DA Rosemary Lehmberg blames the police for pulling her over for DUI and ruining her career. In fact, the police did not pull her over, she had pulled over on her own in a Church parking lot. The police deputies could not believe they had the chief law enforcement officer in the country on DUI. Since then, not only did Gov. Rick Perry ask her to step down, the Austin police association asked for her to resign as well.
Honestly, how in the hell did this woman not have the common decency and respect for those who enforce and uphold the law, not resign?
“David Axelrod said that this was a very sketchy indictment,” Perry said. “Professor [Alan] Dershowitz, who’s not exactly my cheerleader, said that it was outrageous. So across the board you’re seeing people weigh in, reflecting that this is way outside of the norm…When you’ve got David Axelrod and Harvard law professor Dershowitz saying the things as they’ve said, I think it’s pretty reflective of what we’re working with here.”