Ferguson Police Officer Placed on Unpaid Leave After Calling Damaged Michael Brown Memorial a “Pile of Trash”

 

So much for the First amendment when you are a police officer … They will get their pound of flesh no matter who it is.

Ferguson police department spokesman, Officer Timothy Zol, has been placed on unpaid leave after calling the damaged Michael Brown memorial, “a pile of trash.” The memorial for Michael Brown, which resides in the middle of the road near the Canfield Green apartment complex, where Brown was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson, was run over by a car. After first stating that he was misquoted, Zoll admitted that he made the statement. For that he was placed on unpaid leave. WOW, UNREAL. I have just one question, what happens if this memorial cause an accident and someone gets injured or killed? Wouldn’t that be ironic. The damn memorial is in the middle of the street, not on the side of it or the sidewalk. How is that even legal?

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Well, at least it is supposed to be …

A Ferguson police spokesman was placed on unpaid leave after acknowledging remarks to a Washington Post blogger in which he called the Michael Brown memorial a “pile of trash,” city officials said Saturday.

One day earlier, the city stood behind the spokesman, Officer Timothy Zoll — claiming he had been misquoted — after an inquiry into the damaged memorial in the middle of Canfield Drive. But officials retreated in a one-page statement issued Saturday.

Zoll was “confronted with the results” of a department investigation into the remarks attributed to him, city officials said.

The officer “admitted to department investigators” that he made the statement attributed to him” and had “misled” superiors about the interview.

The scapegoating by Ferguson PD. Who thinks that Zoll will be fired to appease the black community? A more secure location, You mean like out of the frigging street?

“The City of Ferguson wants to emphasize that negative remarks about the Michael Brown memorial do not reflect the feelings of the Ferguson Police Department and are in direct contradiction to the efforts of city officials to relocate the memorial to a more secure location,” the statement reads. The department noted that even after the officer’s initial denial, it “continued the investigation until the truth was discovered.”

Just so that we have the facts correct, let’s get this correct. So Ferguson protesters can call police officers “pigs,”‘ they are allowed to taunt the police, and make death threats against them as well as throw bottles and other objects at them. And of course it was perfectly A-O-K for Ferguson protesters to express their First amendment rights of freedom of speech and chant in Ferguson, Missouri after the ambush shooting deaths of two NYPD officers, “Pig’s in a blanket, smells like bacon.”

But a police officer call the memorial that was run over by a car to a teen who robbed a store, assaulted a store owner, resisted arrest and attacked a police officer threatening to take his gun, a pile of trash is evil. REALLY? Seems like night and day when one compares the two. But only the police are supposed to give in, never the protesters. Hate speech is okay, but not this. How are the police even suppose to do their job when every little thing is going to be examined with a microscope, because one way or another, THEY are going to get a pound of someone’s flesh.

Maybe the police in Ferguson should just go on strike and let the citizens fend for themselves.

24 Year Old Police Officer Tyler Stewart Shot & Killed in Flagstaff, AZ While Investigation a Domestic Violence Call … Murdered by Robert W. Smith

 

FOLKS, THIS IS THE REASON WHY POLICE OFFICERS AT EVEN WHAT YOU CONSIDER ROUTINE STOPS, ACT LIKE IT IS A LIFE OR DEATH SITUATION …

24 year old Flagstaff police officer Tyler Stewart was shot and killed on Saturday as he responded to a domestic violence call in Flagstaff, Arizona. Officer Stewart while responding to an earlier domestic violence call in the 800 block of West Clay Avenue in Flagstaff when he encountered suspect Robert W. Smith of Prescott, AZ. Officer Stewart was ambushed and shot dead by Robert W. Smith. The cop killer then turned the gun on himself and shot himself dead.

Officer Stewart, Rest in Peace. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family, friends and Flagstaff police department.

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Flagstaff police officer Tyler Jacob Stewart, 24, was shot and killed during a confrontation
with a domestic violence suspect Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, in Flagstaff, Arizona

Officer Tyler Stewart encountered a suspect at a home in the 800 block of West Clay Avenue during an investigation of an earlier domestic-violence call, spokeswoman Sgt. Margaret Bentzen said. Robert W. Smith of Prescott, fired several shots at Stewart, who was outside his patrol car, police said. Smith then shot himself dead, according to police.

Additional officers were dispatched after Stewart’s emergency button went off and dispatchers could no longer get a verbal reply from him, Bentzen said. He was rushed to Flagstaff Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

“This is an enormous tragedy for our department and the family of our officer,” Flagstaff Police Chief Kevin Treadway said in a statement. “We are a very close-knit organization, and know that all members of the Flagstaff Police Department are grieving at this time. With that being said, all of the men and women of the Flagstaff Police Department extend our prayers and condolences to the family of our Officer Tyler Stewart.”

VIDEO – ABC15 Arizona

Flagstaff officer risked his life for us … routinely.

I could not have said it any better than AZ Central columnist EJ Montini, when it comes to what police officers routinely do in putting themselves into harms way no matter how deadly or not the common person thinks it is.

“Every ‘routine’ call is routine until it’s not,” a police officer told me once. “Which is why you have to assume that every call is not routine. And even then… it might not save you.”

This was decades ago. I was standing in the back parking lot of a convenience store where a Phoenix police officer has been killed after a “routine” confrontation with a shoplifter.

This is what they do for us.

They risk everything each time they pull over a driver for speeding or a broken taillight, not knowing what to expect when they approach the driver’s window. Each time they answer a “routine” call for a shoplifter, an aggressive panhandler, a disorderly drunk, a possible domestic dispute.

Every “routine” call represents their willingness to put their lives on the line.

That’s what they do for us.

AirAsia Flight QZ8501 from Indonesia to Singapore Goes Missing with 162 On Board Over Java Sea

 

AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Missing:

AirAsia Flight QZ8501 from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore with 162 individuals, 155 passengers (17 children & 1 infant) and 7 crew members, aboard has gone missing Sunday over the Java Sea. According to reports, the AirAsia plane took off Sunday morning from Surabaya, Indonesia and was about halfway to its destination to Singapore. The plane lost contact about 42 minutes after takeoff. According to Djoko Murjatmodjo, Indonesia’s acting director general of transportation, the last communication between Flight QZ8501 pilot and air traffic control was at 6:13 AM, when the pilot “asked to avoid clouds and bad weather by turning left and going higher to 34,000 feet.” The plane  was last seen on radar at 6:16 AM and a minute later was no longer. A search for the missing airplane has found no sign of the plane.

Several hours of searching Indonesian waters turned up no sign of an AirAsia plane that disappeared Sunday with 162 people on board in airspace possibly thick with dense storm clouds, strong winds and lightning, officials said.

Aircraft searching for AirAsia Flight 8501 called off the effort for the night and will resume at Monday morning, said Achmad Toha of Indonesia’s search and rescue agency. Some ships were continuing the search overnight, he said.

The plane took off Sunday morning from Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-largest city, and was about halfway to its destination, Singapore, when it vanished from radar.

The last communication between the pilot and air traffic control was at 6:13 a.m., when the pilot “asked to avoid clouds by turning left and going higher to 34,000 feet.” It was last seen on radar at 6:16 a.m., and a minute later was no longer there, Djoko Murjatmodjo, Indonesia’s acting director general of transportation, told reporters.

More than 12 hours later, shocked family members huddled at the Surabaya airport from where the Airbus A320 had taken off, awaiting any news of the jetliner, operated by an airline whose parent company is based in Malaysia.

VIDEO – NBC

The following is a statement from the AirAsia airline’s Facebook page:

AirAsia Indonesia regrets to confirm that flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control at 07:24hrs this morning.

At the present time we unfortunately have no further information regarding the status of the passengers and crew members on board, but we will keep all parties informed as more information becomes available.

The aircraft was an Airbus A320-200 with the registration number PK-AXC.

At this time, search and rescue operations are in progress and AirAsia is cooperating fully and assisting the rescue service.

CNN:

An AirAsia passenger jet carrying 162 people lost contact with Indonesian air traffic control early Sunday, gripping Southeast Asia with a second missing plane crisis in less than a year.

The search operation for the missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501 has been halted for the night, but big ships won’t return to shore and will leave their searchlights on, according to the Indonesian Transportation Ministry.

Before communication was lost, one of the pilots asked to fly at a higher altitude because of bad weather, officials said.

The aircraft, flying from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore, went missing as it flew at 38,000 feet over the Java Sea between the islands of Belitung and Borneo — a heavily traveled shipping channel with shallow waters, according to Indonesian authorities, who are leading the search and rescue operations.

UPDATE I: Authorities called off the aerial search for the night.

Rescuers scouring Indonesian waters for an AirAsia plane that went missing with 162 people aboard had turned up no sign of the missing jet more than 10 hours after it lost contact with air-traffic control, officials said Sunday.

After hours of scouring the Java Sea, Indonesian authorities called off the aerial search for the night. Achmad Toha of Indonesia’s search and rescue agency said some ships in the area would continue looking for the missing plane overnight, according to The Associated Press.

UPDATE II: ABC News - Time Line of Events.

AirAsia missing plane

  • Take off scheduled: 5:20 a.m. Sunday Surabaya time (5:20 p.m. Saturday ET)
  • Take off actual: 5:36 a.m. Sunday Surabaya time (5:36 p.m. Saturday ET)
  • Indonesia lost contact with plane, according to Indonesian transportation ministry: 6:17 a.m. Sunday Surabaya time (6:17 p.m. Saturday ET)
  • Scheduled to land: 7:57 a.m. Sunday Singapore time (9:57 p.m. Saturday ET)
  • Normal flight duration: 1 hour 21 minutes
  • Duration of flight from takeoff to lost contact: 41 minutes

Joshua Williams … Ferguson, MO’s “Peaceful” Protester Charged with Setting Fire at Berkeley Quik Trip During Riot

 

IT ALL DEPENDS ON HOW ONE DEFINES PEACEFUL: It is safe to say, anything you hear that the protesters are in Ferguson, Missouri, you can almost count on the opposite.

19 year old Joshua Williams has been arrested by St. Louis police on Friday after several local media outlets and store surveillance captured images of him trying to set a pile of wood on fire outside the QuikTrip on North Hanley Road in Berkeley early Wednesday during the riots following the police shooting of an armed black teenager.  According to court documents, Williams confessed to setting fires at the store in a videotaped interview.  Williams was charged with arson in the first degree, a felony. He is also charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor stealing for allegedly taking a lighter, gum and money from the store. Williams was being held Saturday on $30,000 bond.

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One of the most frequently quoted and photographed Ferguson protesters was charged Saturday with setting fire to a Berkeley convenience store last week.

St. Louis County police arrested Joshua Williams, 19, of St. Louis, on Friday after several local media outlets and store surveillance captured images of him trying to set a pile of wood on fire outside the QuikTrip on North Hanley Road early Wednesday.

Williams confessed to setting fires at the store in a videotaped interview, according to court documents.

Police say Williams entered the QuikTrip shortly after looters shattered its glass doors during protests of the death of Antonio Martin, 18, who a police officer had shot earlier at the Mobil station across the street. Surveillance footage from the Mobil store shows Martin point what police say is a gun at a Berkeley officer before the officer fatally shoots him.

Williams can be seen in videos both inside and outside the looted QuikTrip, authorities said.

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Joshua Williams (St. Louis County PD photo)

MSNBC profiled Joshua Williams as an advocate of peaceful protests. Of course they did. They also employ race hustler Al Sharpton and call him a journalist and doctored the George Zimmerman 911 calls to make him sound like a racist. Once again, those that the liberals make out to be heroes, turn out to be frauds.

Williams has been quoted as an advocate for peaceful protests.

An MSNBC profile of Williams in September quoted him as saying, “We have to come together as one and show them we can be peaceful, that we can do this. If not, they’re going to just want us to act up so (police) can pull out their toys on us again.”

Later, he continued: “I learned that we have to stand up and that you can’t get nowhere with violence but you can always move people without it.”

MSNBC – Portrait of a protester in Ferguson, Missouri:

When someone from the crowd threw a rock or a bottle, the officers fired rubber bullets and tear gas into the crowd of overwhelmingly peaceful protesters.

During one emotionally raw moment, Williams, also 18, screamed at officers until his eyes were red and wet. Beads of sweat bubbled from his brow and his body grew tense. His voice strained under the shrill of pain swelling from his throat.

As he stepped closer and closer to the police line, a young pastor, Willis Johnson, wrapped Williams in a hug and pleaded with him to calm down. Williams broke down in the older man’s arms and a single tear tumbled down each of their cheeks.

“I don’t know if most people will get over this or want to get over this,” Williams said, sitting across from the police station earlier this week. “I think we can be better if we can all come together. We might have to come together and show that we can work together and overthrow the system. But we have to come together as one and show them we can be peaceful, that we can do this. If not they’re going to just want us to act up so they can pull out their toys on us again.”

30 Year Old Zachary Jones Missing Since 12/23/14 in Eldersburg, MD

 

30 year old Zachary Jones has been missing since Tuesday, December 23, 2014 Eldersburg, Maryland. Jones was last seen at his Eldersburg home on the morning of December 23rd. He may be driving a tan 2005 Mercury Montego with Maryland plates reading JND089. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Zachary Jones.

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Zachary Jones was last seen at his Eldersburg home on the morning of December 23rd, the sheriff’s office said.

Detectives do not know why he left or where he was going, but believe he left on his own accord, the sheriff’s office said.

Jones may be driving a tan 2005 Mercury Montego with Maryland plates reading JND089, the sheriff’s office said.

Jones is described as having brown hair and blue eyes. He is about 6’2″ tall and weighs 190 pounds, the sheriff’s office said. Jones may be wearing a black wool coat.

Posted December 27, 2014 by
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Michael Brown Memorial Destroyed Overnight … No Wonder, Its in the Middle of the Road

 

Go figure, a car ran over stuff that was in the middle of the road …

The WAPO reports that the memorial for Michael Brown was destroyed overnight. Individuals are saying that a car intentionally destroyed it. Really, how would they know that? Are these the same folks that said Brown was a “gentle giant,” had his hands up and was shot in the back? The memorial sits in the middle of a street near the Canfield Green apartment complex, where Brown was shot and killed. A note to those who made the memorial, it would have a longer life cycle if maybe you did it on the sidewalk instead of the middle of the road, just a thought. Better hope it doesn’t snow, or will they say the snow plow trucks intentionally destroyed the memorial as well?

People hurriedly cleaned and rebuilt a memorial to Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., on Friday morning after they said a car intentionally destroyed it.

Flowers, signs and other mementos, left in remembrance of the 18-year-old who was killed in a police shooting in August, were scattered throughout the streets, stirring supporters who saw pictures on social media to gather to restore the makeshift shrine.

Officer Timothy Zoll, the Ferguson Police Department’s public relations officer, said that no crime had been reported in connection to the memorial’s destruction. He suggested that the department would look at any video of the incident, but he did not specify whether the department would investigate.

“I don’t know that a crime has occurred,” Zoll said Friday. “But a pile of trash in the middle of the street? The Washington Post is making a call over this?”

The memorial was rebuilt overnight. It is too bad these people were not more concerned with the individual’s businesses that were vandalized, looted and burned to the ground following the grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown,as they are a memorial built in the middle of the street.

Michael Brown Memorial

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North Korea Calls Barack Obama ‘a Monkey’ & Blames US for Internet Cyber-Attack

 

North Korea can threaten US with nukes and makes no news, but call Obama a monkey and all hell breaks loose.

North Korea calls President Barack Obama an individual who always goes “reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest.” North Korea is blaming the United States for their recent internet blackout and blaming Obama of forcing Sony to release “The Interview” . North Korea has done it now, Al Sharpton will be on their tail. 

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North Korea called President Barack Obama “a monkey” and blamed the US on Saturday for shutting down its internet services amid the hacking row over The Interview

North Korea has denied involvement in a crippling cyber-attack on Sony Pictures but has expressed fury over the comedy depicting an assassination of its leader Kim Jong-un. After Sony Pictures initially called off the release in a decision criticized by Obama, the movie has opened this week.

On Saturday, the North’s powerful National Defense Commission, the country’s top governing body led by Kim, said that Obama was behind the release of The Interview. It described the movie as illegal, dishonest and reactionary.

“Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest,” an unidentified spokesman at the commission’s policy department said in a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.

North Korea compares Obama to ‘monkey’ for ‘The Interview’ release.

It wasn’t the first time North Korea has used crude insults against Obama and other top U.S. and South Korean officials. Earlier this year, North Korea called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a “hideous” lantern jaw and South Korean President Park Geun-hye a prostitute. In May, the North’s official news agency published a dispatch saying Obama has the “shape of a monkey.”

A State Department spokeswoman at the time called the North Korean dispatch “offensive and ridiculous and absurd.”

Posted December 27, 2014 by
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As NYC Mayor De Blasio Speaks at Funeral for Fallen NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos, Hundreds of Police Officers Turn Their Backs Outside the Church

 

100′S OF NYPD OFFICERS TURN THEIR BACKS ON MAYOR DE BLASIO AS HE SPOKE DURING THE FUNERAL …

As new York City Mayor Bill De Blasio gave a rather tepid and some what hollow eulogy during the funeral of murdered NYPD officer Rafael Ramos, hundreds of police officers turned their backs on de Blasio during his comments. Despite a desperate mayor’s, who has screwed up royally and lost the support of the NYPD, pleas to leave politics out of the funeral, hundreds of police showed their disdain for de Blasio. Hundreds of police officers turned their backs on a screen showing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as he spoke at the funeral of one of two officers killed last week in what has been called an “assassination.”

A note to Mayor di Blasio, respect is not political, it is earned. You don’t get to cry racism and then say, just kidding.

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Via The Gothamist

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Via NECN

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Vice-President Biden Eulogizes NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos … ‘Our Hearts Ache For You’

 

This morning Vice-President Joseph Biden eulogized NYPD officer Rafael Ramos at the Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens, NY. As 25,000 police officers from New York, across the country and Canada looked on Biden talked of the slain hero police officer and gave thanks to the NYPD stating the following, “This is the finest police department in the world.” Biden would later add, the bullets that targeted the officers also “targeted the city, and (they) touched the soul of an entire nation.”

There are many individuals including President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and NYC Mayor De Blazio better find it in their hearts and heads that what Biden said was so very true.

CNN:

“I’m sure I speak for the whole nation when I say our hearts ache for you,” Biden told the family during the service.

He noted how an expected 25,000 officers were surrounding the church in solemnity and added how they “will stand with you for the rest of your life.

“Its an uncommon fraternity,” Biden said.

Biden referred to how Ramos — known to those close to him as Ralph — was gunned down December 20 along with fellow Officer Wenjian Liu as they sat parked in their patrol car in Brooklyn. The pair were assassinated, according to Bratton, simply because of the uniform they wore.

Today we pay tribute to Officer Ramos and Officer Wenjian Liu,” Biden said.

About police officers, he said: “Thank God for them.”

“Amen,” some in the church said.

“This is the finest police department in the world,” Biden added, drawing applause.

He added that the bullets that targeted the officers also “targeted the city, and (they) touched the soul of an entire nation.”

Police Officers Gather to Remember Slain NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos … Watch Funeral VIDEO Live Streaming

 

GOD BLESS OFFICER RAFAEL RAMOS, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND MAY YOU REST IN ETERNAL PEACE …

This morning thousands of police officers have gathered at the Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens, NY to pay their respects and honor one of their own who was gunned down in the line of duty. It is believed that 20 to 25,000 police officers from New York and around the United States will attend the funeral.

“What happened to my father was a tragedy,” Ramos’ son, Justin, said in a tearful eulogy viewed by hundreds of officers in the street who watched on giant television screens outside the crowded Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens. “But his death will not be in vain.”

Ramos, a 40-year-old married father of two, was studying to become a pastor and kept Bible study books in his locker, his commanding officer said.

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Who was officer Rafael Ramos:

Ramos leaves a wife, Maritza, and sons Justin and Jaden, the latter of whom recounted how he had to say goodbye to his father in an emotional Facebook post.

“(H)e was the best father I could ask for,” Jaden wrote after the shooting. “It’s horrible that someone gets shot dead just for being a police officer. Everyone says they hate cops but they are the people that they call for help. I will always love you and I will never forget you. RIP Dad.”

Justin, the older brother, spoke at his father’s wake at the church Friday, according to CNN affiliate NY 1.

“My father was a man of character. He was a selfless man,” the college sophomore said. “He always went above and beyond for his family, constantly putting everyone before himself. Dad, I’m forever grateful for the sacrifices you made to provide for me and Jaden.”

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THE FUNERAL OF RAFAEL RAMOS – SAYING FAREWELL TO A NYPD HERO

Watch the funeral LIVE of office Ramos

UPDATE I: Police from New England show up in force to honor and celebrate the life of officer Rafael Ramos.

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Justin Michaels @JMichaelsNews  ·  2h 2 hours ago

Huge New England police contingency in #NYC supporting @NYPDnews, family of fallen #NYPD officer #RafaelRamos. @NECN

UPDATE II:  Yesterday’s Wake for Officer Ramos:

A sea of blue flooded the streets around a Queens church Saturday morning — thousands of police waiting to pay respects for one of two New York officers who lost their lives in the line of duty last weekend.

More than 25,000 police officers are expected at Christ Tabernacle Church in the Glendale neighborhood for the funeral of Rafael Ramos, the New York City police officer murdered one week ago.

A funeral service and procession for Ramos, 40, will start at 10 a.m. at the church, where he was a 14-year member. A police honor guard took his casket into the church.

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