DON’T ASK FOR THINGS THEY JUST MIGHT COME TRUE …
2017 was yet another record for murders in Baltimore, Maryland. For the third year in a row Baltimore had more than 300 murders. Many point to the lack of police presence following the riots. But wait, wasn’t it those from Baltimore that were complaining about the police and their actions? Now they want a greater police presence to curtail crime? Sorry Charlie, you can’t have it both ways.
For the third year in a row, Baltimore, Md., has had more than 300 murders, reaching a new record of murders per number of residents in 2017.
Some residents attribute the high murder rate to relaxed police patrols in the city following high-profile cases of police brutality. Officers have backed off in neighborhoods, like the one where Freddie Gray was arrested.
The Rev. Kinji Scott, a pastor in Baltimore who’s held positions in local city government, says the opposite needs to happen.
“We wanted the police there,” Scott says. “We wanted them engaged in the community. We didn’t want them beating the hell out of us, we didn’t want that.”
He’s among activists who are calling for police reform to reduce the violence in Baltimore and several other high-crime cities across the U.S. that he says haven’t seen change. That change begins with a conversation between the communities directly involved, Scott says.
DOES ANYONE EVEN READ GQ ANYMORE?
Imagine that, a liberal rag named Colin Kaepernick it’s 2017 GQ Citizen of the year. GQ is passing off their outlandish, shock BS as Colin Kaepernick, celebrating the man who became a movement. I wonder if everyone will be praising him when his efforts have lost viewership and in turn networks won’t be paying as much for TV broadcasting rights and in turn money into the player’s pockets? So liberals think an entitled, over-paid black football player, who was washed up as a starting QB, raised by white adoptive parents and given all the things in life to take him off the mean streets and changed his life for the better, who now claims that the USA sucks and is racist is their citizen of the year? But isn’t Kaepernick an example of what one can aspire to in America? From nothing to something. Isn’t that the American dream?
How sad. As opposed to J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans who saw the devastation in Houston following Hurricane Irma and helped raise $37 million for relief. But instead they gave ‘Citizen of the Year’ to an individual who suddenly realized America was racist after he stunk up the field in the NFL and decided to wear cop pig socks and shirts with Fidel Castro on them. If Kaepernick was really edgy and actually cared, he would be more concerned about black on black crime.
GQ has named former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick “citizen of the year” in honor of his decision to kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial oppression in America. The football player began his silent protest in 2016, but it came to new attention this year thanks to criticism from President Trump.
Greg Gutfeld and the Five panel react to Colin Kaepernick’s GQ “Citizen of the Year” award, as well as Linda Sarsour’s “Woman of the Year” award by Glamour.
More differing opinions that Colin Kaepernick should be winning any awards.
3 DEAD IN COLORADO AFTER SHOOTING AT WALMART …
According to the Denver Post, three people are dead following a shooting at a Walmart in Thorton, Colorado. The gunman said nothing during the shooting and quiet walked out of the store. Following the shooting, police said the gunman fled in a red Mitsubishi Mirage four-door hatchback. The shooter is still at large and the police do not have any leads on his identity; however, his picture is below. Surely some one knows who this man is and will contact the authorities.
Two men and a woman are dead after a shooting early Wednesday evening inside the Walmart Supercenter at 9901 Grant St. in Thornton, police said. Police said the gunman is at large.
Hundreds of emergency responders ringed the Thornton Town Center shopping complex for hours after the shooting was reported about 6:30 p.m.
Thornton police spokesman Victor Avila said a gunman wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and a maroon shirt walked into the south entrance of the store and began shooting a handgun randomly. The three victims were all in the same area near the front of the store, Avila said.
The gunman said nothing during the shooting, Avila said, then left.
Paul Manafort and Former Business Associate Rick Gates Told To Surrender to FBI … Manafort Under Investigation of Federal Tax Law & Money Laundering
SPECIAL COUNSEL MUELLER HAS HIS FIRST SCALP …
As reported at the New York Times, Paul Manafort has surrendered himself to the FBI. Manafort and his former business associate Rick Gates are the first to be charged by special counsel Mueller. The news was illegally leaked Friday that a federal grand jury had approved the first charges in the wide-ranging Russia investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller by CNN.
Manafort had been under investigation for violations of federal tax law, money laundering and whether he appropriately disclosed his foreign lobbying. But what does this have to do with any form of collusion that may or may not have taken place during the presidential campaign? The Manafort charges does not come as a surprise after the FBI raided his home this past summer. The indictment is expected to be unsealed later on Monday.
Paul Manafort surrendered to federal authorities Monday morning, after a person close to the case said the first charges were filed in a special counsel investigation.
The charges against Mr. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, were not immediately clear but represent a significant escalation in a special counsel investigation that has cast a shadow over the president’s first year in office. Also charged was Mr. Manafort’s former business associate Rick Gates, who was also told to surrender on Monday, the person said.
Mr. Manafort walked into the F.B.I.’s field office in Washington at about 8:15 a.m. with his lawyer.
Mr. Gates is a longtime protégé and junior partner of Mr. Manafort. His name appears on documents linked to companies that Mr. Manafort’s firm set up in Cyprus to receive payments from politicians and businesspeople in Eastern Europe, records reviewed by The New York Times show.
Mr. Manafort had been under investigation for violations of federal tax law, money laundering and whether he appropriately disclosed his foreign lobbying.
UPDATE I: ABC News reports … Paul Manafort, Rick Gates indicted by federal grand jury on 12 charges, including conspiracy against the US.
President Donald Trump expresses his thanks to the courage and heroism to the police, firefighters and first responders to their quick response to the heinous actions of an individual. In the depths of horrors so many through themselves into harms way to save others.
President Trump stated, “In the darkest moments, what shines most brightly is the goodness that thrives in the hearts of our people. That goodness is our lighthouse.”
This is President Trump at his best, please watch.