Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) Indicted on Corruption Charges

 

Even Democrats who go against the Obama agenda appear to be on Barack’s enemies list …

New Jersey US Senator Robert Menendez was indicted today with on corruption charges in that he used his office to help advance the business interests of a longtime friend and political supporter in exchange for luxury gifts, vacations and campaign donations.?  In total, Menendez faces a 14-count indictment consisting of 1 count of conspiracy, 1 count of violating the travel act, 7 counts of bribery, 3 counts of honest services fraud, and 1 count of making false statements.  Menendez has denied any wrongdoing and vows to fight the charges, stating that he will be vindicated.  While he will not leave office, Menendez will step aside from his position as the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee as he fights the charges.

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) was indicted on federal corruption charges Wednesday, accused of using the influence of his office to advance the business interests of a longtime friend and political supporter in exchange for luxury gifts, lavish vacations and more than $750,000 in campaign donations.?

Federal prosecutors laid out the charges in a 14-count indictment charging Menendez with using his office to help Salomon Melgen, a Florida-based eye doctor with whom Menendez had maintained a long personal and political friendship. Menendez intervened on Melgen’s behalf in at least two disputes, one with federal regulators over Medicare charges and the other involving a bid by Melgen to secure a port security contract in the Dominican Republic, according to the indictment.

Prosecutors say that over a seven-year period, Menendez relied on Melgen for free private jets to weekend getaways at resorts in Florida, the Dominican Republic and Paris.

Menendez has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. He was defiant Wednesday night before a boisterous crowd of supporters, saying that Melgen’s gifts were a result of friendship dating to the early 1990s and not in exchange for political favors.

Just curious, how much of the DOJ’s investigation and indictments against Menendez have to do with political wrongdoing and how much has to do with the fact that he has been a political thorn in Obama’s side? The Democrat Senator has been extremely vocal against Obama’s policy in Cuba and with Iran. Obama probably did not appreciate it when Mendeez said in a Senate Foreign Relations Committee back in January 2015, “the More I hear from the Obama administration and its quotes, the more it sounds like talking points that come straight out of Tehran.”  As much as I am not a big fan of Robert Menendez, his words have proved to be profound as we witness Obama’s disastrous nuclear plan with Iran.

Heir to the Getty Oil Fortune, Andrew Getty, Found Dead in His Hollywood Hills, CA Estate … Police Determining Whether Foul Play Involved or an Accident

 

HEIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW …

As reported at the LA Times, 47 year old Andrew Getty, the grandson of oil baron J. Paul Getty and part of the Getty trust, was found dead at his Hollywood Hills, California home. According to police, Getty appeared to have suffered from some type of blunt force trauma: however, it is unknown at this time whether the injury was caused by a fall or foul play.  The Getty heirs death is still under investigation; however, LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith, a department spokesman, said that based on initial observations, “this does not appear immediately to be a criminal act.”

Authorities investigating the death of Andrew Getty, an heir to the Getty oil fortune, said a preliminary investigation suggests foul play was not involved.

The death appeared to be natural or an accident, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. Investigators have not determined a time of death, Winter said.

A law enforcement source told The Times that Getty was found naked from the waist down in the bathroom of his Hollywood Hills estate Tuesday and appeared to have suffered from some type of blunt-force trauma. It’s unclear whether the injury was caused by a fall or something else.

LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith, a department spokesman, cautioned that it was still “very, very early in the investigation” but said that based on initial observations, “this does not appear immediately to be a criminal act.”

In San Francisco, Ann and Gordon Getty confirmed their son’s death in a statement in which they asked for privacy during an “extremely difficult time.”

TMZ – J. Paul Getty Grandson Dead from Trauma.

The L.A. County Coroner says Getty was “not feeling well” over the last couple of months, and had a doctor’s appointment scheduled for Wednesday. The Coroner would not elaborate on what, if anything, was bothering Getty.

He added … prescription meds were found on scene, but it was unclear if Getty had taken any of them.

UPDATE I: No foul play suspected in Andrew Getty death.

The cause of death is under investigation, but, according to Assistant Chief Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County medical examiner’s office, there didn’t appear to be any foul play involved. It was not immediately clear when Getty died.

17 Year Old Rachael Lynn Manzo Missing Since 3/29/15 in Pittsgrove, NJ (Update: Found Safe in Florida)

 

17 year old Rachael Lynn Manzo has been missing since Sunday, March 29, 2015 in Pittgrove, New Jersey.  She was reported missing around 10:30 a.m. Monday and was last seen late Sunday night.  Rachel Manzo has been missing since she left home to go for a walk late Sunday night.  Rachael is 5’01 tall, 100lbs, blonde hair and blue eyes and she may be carrying a book bag and wearing Ugg boots.

Facebook: New Jersey State Police

Rachel Manzo

17-year-old Rachael Lynn Manzo was reported missing around 10:30 a.m. Monday and was last seen late Sunday night.

Rachael is 5’1 tall, 100 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. She may be carrying a book bag and wearing Ugg boots.

Friends reported she had a text conversation with an unknown male on Sunday and may have been planning to meet him.

Police say there are indications at her house that she left on her own accord.

Pittsgrove Twp. teen reported missing Monday, N.J. State Police say.

New Jersey State Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a 17-year-old township girl who was reported missing Monday, according to a NJSP spokesman.

Her friends told investigators that she had a text message conversation with an unknown male Sunday and may had been planning to meet him. Police continue to say that there were indications that she left the house on her own accord.

If anyone has any information with regards to missing Rachael Lynn Manzo, please call the Bridgeton Station at 856-451-0101. Anonymous tips are also accepted.

UPDATE I: Missing teen – South Jersey girl located in Florida.

New Jersey State Police on Wednesday night announced Rachael Lynn Manzo, 17 , “was located safely in Florida and is currently in FBI custody. “No other details about how she wound up in Florida or where specific about she was located.

State Police in a updated message on Wednesday afternoon said they do not believe Manzo is in imminent danger. “Detectives have determined that Rachel left her home on her own accord. She has since been in contact with family and friends.”

UPDATE II: Facebook – New Jersey State Police.

UPDATE: Missing Girl Located

Rachael Lynn Manzo was located safely in Florida and is currently in FBI custody.

Thanks for all of your tips!

15 Year Old Kimberly Greenberg Missing Since 3/24/15 in Mar Vista, CA

 

15 year old Kimberly Greenberg has been missing since Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in Mar Vista, California. She was last seen leaving her apartment in the 11200 block of Westminster Avenue (MAP) in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles around 8:30 p.m. last Tuesday without taking her cell phone. Kimberly has been diagnosed with autism and has not been seen for a week. She has also gone without her medication for a week. Her mother, Janice Greenberg, says that because of Kimberly’s autism she is very trusting and has the mental capacity of an 8 year old. According to her mother, Kimberly went for a walk near the Mar Vista Recreation Center to calm down, but never returned. The mom fears that her daughter may have gotten in some one’s car. The mother of missing Kimberly Greenberg says it tool the police to long to act in her daughter’s disappearance. She stated, “I want them to find my daughter. I want them to do what I feel they should be doing, and I’m not sure that was done soon enough.”

Kimberly Greenberg is described as 4 feet 10 inches tall and about 110 pounds. She has a small build and light complexion. She was last seen wearing a red sweater, jeans and Ugg boots.

Kimberly Greenberg

Missing: 15 year old  Kimberly Greenberg

Kimberly Greenberg was last seen leaving her apartment in the 11200 block of Westminster Avenue in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles around 8:30 p.m. last Tuesday.

Kimberly needs medication, which she has been without since leaving home.

She was last seen wearing a red sweater, jeans and Ugg boots.

Because she has autism, Kimberly can be very trusting and has the mental capacity of an 8-year-old, her mother said. This may have gotten her into trouble.

VIDEO

If you have any information about Kimberly’s whereabouts, you’re urged to contact the LAPD’s Pacific Division at (310) 482-6334.

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Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Defends His Lies of GOP Presidential Candidate Not Paying His Taxes … “Romney Didn’t Win, Did He?”

 

There are lying, pathetic, disingenuous politicians and then there are scumbag liars like former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid …

If you want to know why Washington, DC and federal politics are so screwed up today and so polarized, you need to look no further than Sen. Dingy Harry (D-NV). In an interview on CNN with Dana Bash, Harry Reid not only refused to apologize for lying to the American people while standing on the US Senate floor that Mitt Romney had not paid his taxes, he seemed to relish and gloat that his lie caused Romney not to win the 2012 Presidential election. Reid’s smug little comment during the interview of “Romney didn’t win, did he” makes one want to vomit. Reid is unapologetic and showed no remorse for his lie. In fact, he is gleeful. What a miserable, little man. But in the end, this is how Democrats win elections … THEY LIE. And the American people are too apathetic to care.

Thankfully, this piece of human excrement is retiring from the US Senate as he has done this country no favors. Reid will for ever be remembered for being nothing more than carrying Barack Obama’s water and blocking the GOP at every turn in presenting bills to the Senate so to protect the Obama agenda. Reid will also be known for creating a poisonous atmosphere and one of the most divisive US Senates ever. GOOD RIDDANCE.

WAPO:

Reid’s claim, which seemed outrageous on its face, was widely dismissed by fact-checkers. Wrote WaPo’s Fact Checker Glenn Kessler in a piece giving Reid four Pinocchios for the claim:

Without seeing Romney’s taxes, we cannot definitively prove Reid  incorrect. But tax experts say his claim is highly improbable. Reid also has made no effort to explain why his unnamed source would be credible. So, in the absence of more information, it appears he has no basis to make his incendiary claim.

Moreover, Reid holds a position of great authority in the U.S. Congress.  He should hold himself to a high standard of accuracy when making claims about political opponents.

And yet, the clip above shows Reid, in an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, not only refusing to apologize for the claim but defending it — in a very weird way.

“Romney didn’t win, did he?” Reid said in response to Bash’s question of whether he regretted what he had said about Romney.

Stolen Valor in Tampa, FL Outside MacDill Airforce Base

 

THIS IS AN INSTANT CLASSIC:  MAN RIPS BEGGING FRAUD … “TAKE OFF MY UNIFORM”.

STOLEN VALOR: It is one thing to beg, its quite another thing to beg while pretending to be a down and out military veteran and it, as the man says in the video, takes balls, to beg and pretend to be a military veteran outside a military base. Watch the man below rip this fraud a new one. You can hear Garrett Goodwin say to the homeless fraud, “That’s my uniform! My brothers died in that uniform.” … “Take that and throw it away!” … “Don’t put it back on.” … “Not on my watch. Not yesterday. Not today. Not tomorrow.”

Kudos to  Garrett Goodwin!!!

Warning – Language

STOLEN VALOR CONFRONTED.

The man in uniform claimed to be a vet and was begging for money, and Garrett Goodwin had seen enough.

Goodwin is an Army veteran who confronted an apparently fake one on the streets of Tampa on Monday.

It happened at the intersection of Gandy and Dale Mabry, and the video has been seen by more than 1.8 million people on Facebook.

The man is holding a sign that says he’s a homeless veteran and he needs help. It just so happens that Goodwin helps organizations who reach out to veterans in need, but minutes into the conversation, he says he knew something was up.

“That’s my uniform! My brothers died in that uniform,” you can hear him say on the video.

In fact, he told FOX 13 that he’s burying a friend — a Marine who died of cancer — and that’s one of the reasons why he reacted so strongly.

“Take that and throw it away!” he screams at the man. “Don’t put it back on.”

“I was angry. I was frustrated. I was sad,” Goodwin said.

He isn’t the only one. The video has been shared by tens of thousands of people on Facebook. Goodwin, an Army medic for nine years, takes it personally.

HATE CRIME: Three Black Men Arrested in Attack on White MetroLink Rider in St. Louis, MO

 

Three men have been arrested, a 21-year-old, a 15-year-old and another person is in custody, following the unprovoked assault on a MetroLink commuter in St. Louis. Mo. The incident occurred last week as a white man was minding his own business on his commute home when he was assaulted by two men who police say had made reference to Michael Brown, the teen who was killed at the hands of Ferguson police that began the fraudulent movement of “hands up, don’t shoot”. So in other words, these black men purposely, willfully and with full intention attacked and assaulted a white man because of this color. That sounds like a hate crime to me. Where is Attorney General Eric Holder running to this white commuters defense of his civil rights?

Don’t all lives matter?

VIDEO of ASSAULT

Police have three people in custody in an attack last week in which a MetroLink rider was beaten after one of several men asked him about the Michael Brown “situation.”

A police source confirmed Monday evening that a 21-year-old and a 15-year-old have been arrested and another person is in custody who is cooperating with the investigation.

A video posted to Facebook appears to show the attack March 23 on the 43-year-old man, and MetroLink released surveillance images of suspects.

Police said the victim, who is white, was punched and kicked by three black men, one of whom had made the reference to the teen killed in Ferguson by a police officer Aug. 9.

Just a note to the 3 arrested individuals … Officer Darren Wilson was never indicted by a grand jury in the shooting of the so-called Gentle Giant, store robbing punk Michael Wilson and Attorney General Eric Holder dropped all civil rights charges against him as well. Hands Up, Don’t Shoot never happened.

Daily Commentary – Tuesday, March 31, 2015 – Decorated Boston Police Officer Shot in Face

 
  • He was in a medically induced coma on Saturday after being shot right below the eye point blank. The shooter was killed.

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Police Say that Surveillance Video Shows Missing University of Minnesota Jennifer Houle Going into the Mississippi River, Presumed Dead

 

Terrible news in the search for missing Jennifer Houle …

Police are saying that surveillance video captured 22 year old Jennifer Houle, a Carlson School of Management student and Pi Beta Phi sorority member, going into the Mississippi River from the 10th Avenue Bridge. Jennifer Houle has been missing since early Friday morning, March 27, 2015. She was last seen at the Blarney Pub in the Dinkytown are of Minneapolis between 1 and 2 AM. Authorities have not said whether she jumped or tumbled into the frigid waters of the Mississippi from the bridge; however, it is presumed that she is deceased. Authorities have begun a a water recovery effort in the river.

Jennifer Houle (Photo courtesy Minneapolis Police Department)

Jennifer Houle, the University of Minnesota student missing since early Friday, was caught on surveillance video going into the Mississippi River from the 10th Avenue Bridge, Minneapolis police said Monday.

Police would not say how she entered the water. Her body hasn’t been found, but police are acting under the belief she is deceased, Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder said. No suspects are being sought.

The video evidence was located Sunday night, police said.

The department will enlist the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office for a “water recovery effort” in the river.

Missing Minnesota sorority sister presumed dead after video captures fall off bridge into Mississippi River.

A University of Minnesota sorority member missing since early Friday is presumed dead after video evidence showed her plunging into the Mississippi River from a bridge a short walk from the Minneapolis Irish pub where friends last saw her alive, police said.

But authorities have not said whether she jumped or tumbled into the frigid waters of the Mississippi from the 10th Ave. Bridge, just a 15 minute walk from where Houle was last seen.

The bridge soars 110 feet over the river.

Posted March 31, 2015 by
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