The University of Chicago has canceled all classes and activities at its Hyde Park campus after being warned by the FBI of an online mass shooting gun threat. The gun violence was supposed to occur on the campus quad at 10 pm Monday. According to reports, there will be an increased police and security presence on and around the campus.
In an alert sent out to the campus community, university president Robert Zimmer said FBI counterterrorism officials said the threat, posted by an unknown individual, specifically mentioned “‘the campus quad’ on Monday morning at 10 a.m.”
“Based on the FBI’s assessment of this threat and recent tragic events at other campuses across the country, we have decided in consultation with federal and local law enforcement officials, to exercise caution by canceling all classes and activities on the Hyde Park campus through midnight on Monday,” Zimmer said.
Date: November 29, 2015
To: University of Chicago Campus Community
From: Robert J. Zimmer
Subject: Monday Classes and Activities at Hyde Park Campus Canceled Due to Threat
The University was informed by FBI counterterrorism officials today (Sunday) that an unknown individual posted an online threat of gun violence against the University of Chicago, specifically mentioning “the campus quad” on Monday morning at 10 a.m. Based on the FBI’s assessment of this threat and recent tragic events at other campuses across the country, we have decided in consultation with federal and local law enforcement officials, to exercise caution by canceling all classes and activities on the Hyde Park campus through midnight on Monday. All non-medical faculty, students and non-essential staff are asked not to come to the Hyde Park campus on Monday, or to remain indoors as much as possible if they are on campus. Students in College Housing are asked to stay indoors and await direct communication from College Housing Staff.
In response to the threat, the University will have an increased police and security presence on and around campus, including police personnel with visible weapons and other additional measures. University security personnel are keeping in close contact with the FBI, which is continuing to investigate the threat.
JUST CURIOUS, ISN’T THIS GUY JUST AN UNDOCUMENTED WHITE HOUSE RESIDENT?
Meet the man who dared interrupted Barack Obama and the First families Thanksgiving Day dinner as he jumped the White House fence. 23 year old Joseph Anthony Caputo scaled the White House fence last week draped in an American flag and was soon after taken into custody by the secret service. Hmm, oh the irony, jumping the White House fence is considered illegal by an American citizen, but jumping the fence and coming across the Mexican-US border by a non-citizen is not.
But I would ask the question, why was he arrested, why is he made to undergo a psychiatric exam? According to his lawyer, Joseph Anthony Caputo was “not militant, not violent” and definitely not suicidal. Maybe there lies the rub. If he was an illegal or a Syrian refugee, maybe Joseph Anthony Caputo would be a free man today and instead of a court date, he would be a guest of Barack Obama and praised as a Pilgrim. What was Caputo thinking draping himself with the American flag? Dude, you should have used the Mexican or Syrian flag. If you had, you would have been praised by Obama. Just how intolerant could Obama be, maybe this man just thought of himself as an undocumented illegal alien or a Syrian refugee.
An attorney for the man who climbed over the White House fence last week said his client was a “good American” who meant no harm but had chosen an unusual means of delivering proposals to improve government.
Joseph Anthony Caputo, 23, was “not militant, not violent” and definitely not suicidal, although he was portrayed that way in news accounts, said the lawyer, Stephan Seeger.
I ask this as a serious question, why does the White House have a fence around it and is illegal to trespass on White House grounds? Isn’t the White House supposed to be a microcosm of the United States? Why is it illegal to jump a White House fence but not a United States border fence? Think about it. Different rules for the king as opposed to the peasants.
Daily Commentary – Monday, November 30, 2015 – Portland Oregon Police Officer Removed From Street After Twitter Post
- Officer John Hurlman was removed from his post after a Twitter remark about Black Lives Matter
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Amber Alert Issued in North Texas for 17 Year Old Victoria Helen Upchurch, Believed to be with Chance Casper Foster, 18 (Update: Amber Alert Cancelled)
AMBER ALERT ISSUED …
An Amber Alert has been issued for a 17-year-old Waxahachie girl. Victoria Helen Upchurch was believed to be with 18 year old Chance Casper Foster. Officials said Foster drives a red 1998 Pontiac Firebird with the Texas license plate BWR0285.
Victoria Helen Upchurch was believed to be with Chance Casper Foster, 18.
Officials said Foster drives a red 1998 Pontiac Firebird with the Texas license plate BWR0285.
Upchurch is described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighs about 130 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes.
Foster is described as 6 feet, 2 inches tall, weighing 175 pound with brown hair and brown eyes.
An Amber Alert for a missing 17-year-old has been discontinued.
The Waxahachie Police Department cancelled the alert around 7:10 p.m. Sunday after Victoria Upchurch, who was reported missing Saturday evening.
Police didn’t give further details.
Suspected Burglar Tries to Play Santa and Failes Badly … Thief Gets Stuck in Chimney & Dies After Home Owner Lights Fire
WE REFER TO THIS AS THE THINNING OF THE HERD … ONLY SANTA CLAUS KNOWS HOW TO USE A CHIMNEY PROPERLY.
Crime really doesn’t pay … Maybe the following story from the Fresno Bee will be a future deterrent for would-be robbers use of a chimney as a means of entering a home. Then again, maybe not. A man attempting to rob a home in Huron died Saturday after his botched burglary attempt ended in his getting stuck in the chimney and then really ended when the home owners lit a fire in the fireplace. After the fire was set, police reported that the home owner heard screams coming from inside the house. At that point the home owner realized that there was some one n the chimney and put the fire out. Can you say roasted robber? The burglar was pronounced dead at the scene. The man’s identity is being withheld pending notification of his family.
A man who apparently got stuck in the chimney of a Huron home during a botched burglary attempt died Saturday after the homeowners lit a fire in the fireplace, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said.
Lt. Brandon Pursell said deputies received a 911 call to the 16000 block of West Gale Avenue just before 3 p.m. After lighting a fire, the male homeowner heard screaming coming from somewhere inside the house. When the resident realized a person was in the chimney, he extinguished the fire.
Deputies and firefighters had to smash the chimney to get the man out. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Fresno County coroner will perform an autopsy to confirm a cause of death. The man’s identity is being withheld pending notification of his family.
Are you kidding me that they had to bust the chimney to get the dead criminal out? That probably caused more damage and expense to the homeowner than anything the man could have stolen.
14 year old Sierra Dale has been missing since Friday night, November 27, 2015 in Gahanna, Ohio.
Police are asking for help tracking down a missing 14-year-old girl who went missing from the city’s west side.
Gahanna police said Sierra Dale has been missing since Friday night.
Dale is described as a white female, 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. Police did not have a description of what she was last seen wearing.
If anyone has any with information as to the whereabouts of missing Sierra Dale, please contact Gahanna police at 614-342-4240.
UPDATE I: 14-year-old girl from Gahanna found safe.
31 Year Old Ray Shetler Jr., Suspect Captured in Shooting Death of of Pennsylvania Officer Lloyd Reed
COP KILLER CAPTURED …
Pennsylvania State Police have captured 31 year old Ray Shetler Jr., who is suspected of shooting St. Clair Township Officer Lloyd Reed at a residence in New Florence, Pennsylvania, on Saturday night. Officer Lloyd Reed died at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown after responding to a call for a domestic dispute at 131 Ligonier Street around 9:15 pm. The police officer and Shelter exchanged gunfire, where the suspect eventually fled the scene. The suspect was arrested without incident.
Cop killer Ray Shetler Jr. captured
Authorities captured a man early on Sunday suspected of fatally shooting a police officer who had responded to a domestic dispute in a city east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania State Police said.
Police searched six hours for Ray Shetler Jr., 31, who is suspected of shooting St. Clair Township Officer Lloyd Reed at a residence in New Florence, Pennsylvania, on Saturday night, state police said in a statement.
Pennsylvania State Police captured Shetler without incident, police said.
Reed, who had more than 20 years experience as an officer including five years with the St. Clair Police Department, died from gunshot wounds, police said.
TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT THE GUTLESS ISIS TERRORIST COWARDS ACT LIKE WHEN THE SHOE IS ON THE OTHER FOOT …
Are you kidding me, take a look at this ISIS terrorist that was captured by Kurdish forces in Iraq and his subsequent crying like a baby. Not so tough are they when they don’t have their victims bound, gagged, blindfolded and a knife to their throat are they? As BPR opines, Islamic State militants are big tough guys when they commit crucifixions, beheadings and drownings; however, they’re not so tough when the odds are stacked against them.
Yeah, they are just so tough when they are not killing young girls and defenseless individuals. Which makes Obama’s polices in dealing with these cowards even worse. Bring the hammers of Hell upon these terrorists and lets see what kind of stomach they have to threaten the West.
Dramatic footage has emerged online showing a suspected ISIS fighter crying after he was taken prisoner by Kurdish forces in Iraq.
The prisoner does not appear to have any noticeable injuries as he seats in the back of the armoured truck.
Much to the amusement of the Kurdish forces, the prisoner cries and moans loudly as he waits to be taken away.
Dressed in civilian clothing, the prisoner appears to have had his hands bound behind his back and his eyes covered with a makeshift blindfold.
His painful wailing noises gain no sympathy from his captors, thought to be members of the Kurdish Peshmerga.
The footage was originally uploaded last December but has since re-emerged, attracting plenty of comments on social media.
A second extended video of the incident reveals that the prisoner was crying because he had just been tasered in the left thigh.
57 Year Old Robert L. Dear Arrested in Planned Parenthood Shooting, 3 Dead, No Real Info or Motive for Murders and Obama Ponces on Opportunity to Call for More Gun Control
HEY OBAMA, HOW ABOUT YOU SHOW SOME RESPECT TO THE FAMILIES WHO LOST LOVED ONES, BEFORE YOU MAKE THIS POLITICAL?
After a 6 hour standoff with law enforcement, following the shootings that took place at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, CO, 57 year old Robert L. Dear surrendered to police. The way the incident took place, the suspect was either going to leave the building in a body bag or in handcuffs. Robert Lewis Dear opted for the latter. Dear is currently being held without bond on Saturday at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center.
Mr. Dear, 57, was being held without bond on Saturday at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center. Jail records said he was scheduled to appear in court on Monday. Mr. Dear, whom the authorities described as 6 feet 4 inches tall and 250 pounds, appeared to have ties to the Carolinas. The police said they could not yet offer a motive for the shooting
Those who sadly were killed in yesterday’s senseless shooting have not yet been buried, their families, friends and loved ones are still reeling from the shock and we really know nothing about the suspect, Robert Lewis Dear, his motive or mental state. But that did not stop Barack Obama from rushing to politicize the tragedy by calling for more gun control. Because a liberal never lets a terrible tragedy go to waste. And of course Obama didn’t, because that is what community agitators do. They don’t listen for the facts, they rush to push their decisive agendas. Mr. President, one might say enough is politically enough when it comes to your ridiculous, liberal actions. Obama is so quick to rail on gun control laws, maybe he first should follow the U.S. Constitution as a president. If the president actually waited long enough, we will probably learn that Robert L. Dear probably has a mental condition and some other factors that lead to this heinous crime and more gun controls would have prevented nothing.
President Obama on Saturday called for additional gun control measures in the United States, after the slaying of three people Friday at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado.
In a written statement, Obama said that regardless of the motive, it was unacceptable that these sort of mass shootings happen so frequently in the United States.
“This is not normal. We can’t let it become normal,” he said. “If we truly care about this — if we’re going to offer up our thoughts and prayers again, for God knows how many times, with a truly clean conscience — then we have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them. Period. Enough is enough.”
Obama, have some class and lets wait until those that were killed have had a burial. I am sure after that yo can find all the time to politicize their deaths.
Oh and by the way, guess where President Barack Obama was when he was first notified of the active shooter situation in Colorado Springs, CO … hold it, hold it, hold it … why golfing of course. I hope the issues of the world didn’t ruin his game.
3 Killed, Including a Police Officer at Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs, CO (Update: Suspect in Custody)
Active shooter situation near the Planned Parenthood on Centennial in Colorado Springs, CO …
After a six hour stand off with authorities, the suspect in the shooting at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado has been arrested an is in police custody. The shooter eventually surrendered to police; however, unfortunately three people are dead, including a police officer who responded to the incident. Also, 11 people were injured as the gunman.
Active updates can be seen here at The Gazette.
A suspect is in police custody following an hours-long shooting standoff at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, where at least one police officer and two civilians were killed Friday.
“The perpetrator is in custody,” Mayor John Suthers declared just after 5 p.m. Mountain time — more than five hours after an active shooter was first reported at the health-care clinic, spawning confusion that lasted through the afternoon over whether the gunman was at large or holed up at the medical facility with staff and patients.
The suspect was identified by the Colorado Springs Police Department as Robert L. Dear. Police were trying to determine his motive after his capture at the clinic. They said the suspect was armed with a long gun and also brought into the building several “items” that could have been explosive devices.
Besides the three deaths, at least four other police officers and five civilians were injured. Authorities said those individuals were all in good condition.
Police scanner captures chaotic scene of Colorado shooting
The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic was named on Saturday as Robert L. Dear, 57, the Colorado Springs Police public affairs’ section said in a Tweet.
The gunman who stormed the clinic on Friday killed three people and wounded nine others before surrendering to police after a bloody siege lasting several hours inside the facility, authorities said.
Local news media reported that Dear was being held without bail.