Daily Commentary – Monday, October 26, 2015 – Another Police Shooting in New York, Another Dead Officer
- My heart goes out the family. We need to protect and support our men and women in uniform that put their lives in danger to protect us.
Daily Commentary – Monday, October 26, 2015 Download
NYPD Officer 33 Year Old Randolph Holder Shot and Killed Pursuing a Suspect in Harlem (Update: Suspect Arrested)
WE ASK THE QUESTION AGAIN, DO POLICE LIVES MATTER … THE 4TH NYPD OFFICER KILLED IN THE LAST 11 MONTHS.
33 year old NYPD officer Randolph Holder was shot and killed while responding to an incident of a man with a gun in East Harlem, NY. Holder and his partner responded to a report of shots fired at East 102nd Street on the city’s Upper East Side where witnesses told the officers a man had fled on a foot path and where the suspect came across another man and stole his bicycle at gunpoint. Holder and his partner ran toward the danger, not away, but toward the danger. Shots were fired and sadly officer Holder was shot in the head and later died at Harlem Hospital. The suspect was shot in the leg and arrested. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said during a somber press conference that Holder, who emigrated from Guyana, was a third-generation police officer, following in his father and grandfather’s footsteps in the line of duty.
Rest in Peace Officer Holder
A New York City police officer was shot and killed late Tuesday in the East Harlem section of the city after he responded to a report of shots fired and an armed robbery.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton identified the murdered officer as Randolph Holder, 33, a five-year veteran of the force. Holder was an officer in the department’s Housing Bureau, which polices the city’s public housing developments.
“Tonight, he did what every other officer in the NYPD does,” Bratton said. “When the call comes, he ran toward danger. It was the last time he will respond to that call.”
Bratton said Holder and his partner responded to a report of shots fired at East 102nd Street on the city’s Upper East Side. Witnesses told the officers a man had fled on a foot path and the officers encountered another man who told them an assailant had stolen his bicycle at gunpoint. Bratton said the officers confronted the suspect and pursued him to the intersection of East 120th Street and the FDR Drive, where gunfire rang out. One witness told Fox 5 that she heard at least five shots.
Holder was shot in the forehead and rushed to Harlem Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:22 p.m. Dozens of uniformed and plainclothes officers lined the hospital hallway while other officers held each other as they arrived.
Olive Garden Restaurant Apologizes to Kansas City Police Officer Asked to Leave Because He was Armed with a Gun
WHY DOES THIS CRAP CONTINUE TO HAPPEN TO POLICE AND MAYBE THE EMPLOYEES AT THESE ESTABLISHMENTS NEED TO BE SLAPPED UPSIDE THEIR HEADS …
Another day and another act of rude and nonsensical behavior from a restaurant establishment. This time it is The Olive Garden in near U.S. 40 and Noland Road in Kansas City. An employee told a Kansas City police officer, who was waiting on a bench to be seated and came to the restaurant in full uniform to celebrate his birthday with his family, that guns were not allowed and asked him to leave. Officer Holsworth asked the employee whether it was a joke, but when he asked whether the employee was serious, he said she replied, “Yes.” UNREAL.
Needless to say The Olive Garden brass is in full CYA apology mode as this negative story made its way through social media. Olive Garden’s president called the officer and apologized. I would like to know just one thing, how f*cking ignorant must anyone be, yes this is pointed directly to the girl who asked this police officer to leave, to think that a police officer, an individual tasked to protect and serve the community, can’t have a gun on him? Seriously, is this what we can expect from people today because they have been so brainwashed that guns and police are evil?
The irony of this story … The Olive Garden was located in Independence, MO.
The president of the Olive Garden restaurant chain called and apologized to a Kansas City police officer who was asked to leave an Independence restaurant because he was armed, a company spokesman said Sunday evening.
Dave George, the president of Olive Garden, personally apologized to Officer Michael Holsworth for his experience at the Olive Garden near U.S. 40 and Noland Road, said Rich Jeffers, a spokesman for Olive Garden. The employee clearly made a mistake.
“It’s unacceptable, that’s what it is,” Jeffers said. “Olive Garden welcomes members of law enforcement all the time in the restaurants. We love serving them. They serve our community. The least we can do is provide them a great meal.”
Holsworth posted to Facebook a message saying that he showed up at the restaurant to celebrate his birthday with his family. He was on duty at the time, so he was dressed in his full uniform.
While he was waiting on a bench, one of the employees asked him to leave, saying guns were not allowed in the restaurant. Holsworth said he thought it was a joke, but when he asked whether the employee was serious, he said she replied, “Yes.”
Maybe this girl needs police and gun sensitivity training. However, I would accept for her just to get a clue.
Randy Quaid & His Wife Evi Arrested at Vermont Border, Accused of Fleeing Canada Ahead of His Deportation Hearing
BIZARRE, JUST BIZARRE …
Randy Quaid and his wife Evi were arrested as “fugitives from justice” Friday night at the Vermont and Canada border in an apparent attempt to leave Canada before Quaid’s deportation back to the United States. The two were detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at the Vermont point of entry in Highgate at about 8 p.m. Quaid and his wife were taken into custody by troopers, where a judge set bail at $500,000 each. Randy Quaid had previously been denied permanent residency in Canada.
Randy Quaid was being held at the North West State Correctional Center and Evi Quaid at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility. According to an interview with the AP, the 65-year-old actor said from a detention center in Laval, Quebec, on Wednesday that he would like to resolve his legal issues in California and “move on with my life.” Quaid and his wife fled to Canada because Quaid is wanted in Santa Barbara, California, to face felony vandalism charges filed in 2010 after he and his wife, Evi, were found squatting in a guesthouse of a home they previously owned.
Who knew Quaid’s role as Cousin Eddie from the Vacation films was spot on to his real life persona as a wing-nut?
Randy Quaid and his wife were arrested as “fugitives from justice” Friday night at the border between Vermont and Canada, apparently attempting to leave Canada days before Quaid’s deportation back to the United States, PEOPLE has confirmed.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents detained Quaid and his wife, Evi, at the Vermont point of entry in Highgate at about 8 p.m. local time, according to a press release from state police.
Agents determined the Quaids were “fugitives from justice” from California, where they are wanted in connection with a felony vandalism case.
Who finds it rather ironic that Border patrol is able to arrest these two on the US-Canadian Border but some how agents cannot seem to do the same on the United States-Mexico? Maybe Quaid and his wife should have crossed the Southern border instead.
Bridgeport, CT Police Seek Woman Suspected of Luring Teen Girl Into Car & Assaulting Her … Teen Jumps from Car (VIDEO)
TEEN GIRL JUMPS FROM CAR TO SAFETY OF ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION …
The Bridgeport police responded to the corner of Boston and Palisade avenues in Bridgeport at 7:15 a.m. on Monday to investigate reports of an attempted abduction. A 17 year old girl had jumped from a moving vehicle to escape her would be kidnapper. According to reports, the teen had been lured into the vehicle while walking to school by a woman and was then assaulted. Video surveillance captured the moment when the teen jumped from the vehicle. The hunt is on for the woman. The victim described the suspect as a Hispanic woman in her 40s, with black hair in a ponytail and freckles on her face. She was wearing a black leather jacket at the time.
Bridgeport, Connecticut, police are asking for the public’s help in locating a woman suspected of trying to abduct a 17-year-old girl and assaulting her before the victim ultimately rolled out of the car, police said.
Video surveillance police released shows a four-door sedan driving when the back right car door opens and a person who looks like a female tumbles out of the car. The suspect’s car then pulls a U-turn and doubles back on the opposite side of the road and keeps going.
The video shows the teenaged girl’s dramatic escape from what police call a would-be abduction.
The 17-year-old barrel rolled out of a moving Toyota, which proceeded to drive around town.
Bridgeport Police want your help in finding the driver, said to be a woman in her 40s.
It started at the corner of Boston and Palisade in Bridgeport.
The teen was walking to school early Monday morning when police say the driver of a charcoal gray Toyota lured her into the car, and started assaulting her.
The victim managed to bail and call police.
The Toyota then made a U-turn at Dover Street and traveled east on Boston Avenue, continuing into Stratford.
Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Bridgeport Detective Jeff Holtz at 203-581-5293.
- A Video was posted on social media showing someone in a vehicle flashing what appears to be a handgun while recording an officer exiting his patrol car
- One of the greatest detectives in NYPD history, passed away Oct 4, 2015 from complications of lung cancer and heart disease
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Download
West Hartford Police Officer Refused service at a Dunkin’ Donuts … Was Told “We Don’t Serve Cops Here.”
WHAT DO YOU THINK WOULD HAPPEN IF A RESTAURANT ESTABLISHMENT TOLD AN LGBT OR BLACK, WE DO NOT SERVE YOU HERE?
This crap is happening far too often and its about time the public just start not going to places and spending money in places that are so disrespectful to authority. According to FOX- CT, a West Hartford police officer was told by an employee at the Dunkin Donuts located at 1234 Farmington Avenue in West Hartford, CT that “He didn’t get the message. We don’t serve cops here.” The police officer then walked out of the establishment with the manager and the employee following him, apologizing. Honestly, what is wrong with these people? Can you imagine the outrage and the boycott of their store if they had said the same thing to a black, gay or illegal? Maybe the West Hartford police do not need to do any more drive by’s of the Dunkin Donut’s at night or take their time if there is a call there.
An officer entered the Dunkin Donuts located at 1234 Farmington Avenue in West Hartford to purchase a cup of coffee. The store was busy with a number of customers inside.
According to police, as the officer was standing at the back of the line, an employee looked over at him said loudly, “He didn’t get the message. We don’t serve cops here.”
The officer exited the store without any workers saying anything further. Police said as the officer was returning to his cruiser, he was approached by the manager and the employee who was apologizing and stated she was only joking.
The officer told the employee that instead of apologizing to him, she should apologize to the people in the store who appeared to take offense to her comment.
IT IS SHAMEFUL THAT THIS IS THE WEDGE THAT HAS BEEN CAUSED UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF THIS COUNTRY.
The day after a West Hartford police officer was refused service at a Dunkin’ Donuts, people from Connecticut and across the country reacted on social media.
Dozens tweeted the accounts of the local Connecticut Dunkin’ Donuts franchise group and the national Dunkin’ Donuts headquarters, many users calling for a boycott of the company and for the employee to be fired.
Both accounts answered with the same response: “We are aware, Dunkin’ Donuts & our franchisees share a commitment to the well-being & fair treatment of all of guests. The crew member exhibited poor judgement & the franchisee has apologized to the police officer on behalf of Dunkin’ Donuts.”
Connecticut State Police tweeted support for the franchise on Sunday.
“Despite the actions of 1, we know our friends @DunkinDonuts support us,” the state police account posted.
The tweet was in response to an incident on Saturday at the Dunkin’ Donuts at 1234 Farmington Ave., during which a West Hartford police officer waiting in line was told by an employee that “we don’t serve cops here,” according to a police report.
Texas Police Chief Tells Atheist Group Who Demand That He Ban ‘In God We Trust’ Decals from Crusisers
HEY ATHEISTS, DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS …
It would appear that Adrian Garcia, head of the Childress Police Department in Childress, Texas, wasn’t willing to comply with a letter from the atheist group, Freedom From Religion Foundation that demanded he ban “In God We Trust” decals from police patrol cars.. The Texas police chief read their letter and raised them a kiss off. He responded to the group by telling them to “go fly a kite,” It is about time some one told these trolls off.
I give the police chief a lot of credit, my response would probably have been a bit different and just two words.
A Texas police chief has officially responded to atheists’ demands that he remove “In God We Trust” decals from patrol vehicles, telling critics to “go fly a kite.”
Adrian Garcia, head of the Childress Police Department in Childress, Texas, apparently wasn’t willing to entertain demands that the nation’s motto — which secular critics claim is an unconstitutional violation of the separation of church and state — be removed from vehicles.
“After carefully reading your letter I must deny your request in the removal of our Nations motto from our patrol units, and ask that you and the Freedom From Religion Foundation go fly a kite,” he wrote in a one sentence response that was posted on the department’s Facebook page.
Ditto to what the Right Wing News opined, “the faces of atheists when a Texas Police Chief told them they should ‘go fly a kite’ ….PRICELESS!”
Whataburger in Lewisville, Texas in Tells Two Police Officers the Restaurant had a Policy of not Serving Cops
THE WAR ON POLICE CONTINUES …
A cashier at a Whataburger restaurant in Lewisville, Texas finds themselves in the frying pan as two police officers were allegedly told that the restaurant had a policy of not serving cops. REALLY? What the hell is going on in this country where we are continually seeing these acts of disrespect from restaurants where they are either refusing to serve police officers or in some cases let them use the restrooms? Two north Texas officers, Michael Magovern and Cameron Beckham, were working off-duty security at a construction site when they decided to grab something to eat and entered the Whataburger. The men were in uniform when they entered the restaurant and before he even got to the counter the man said, “We don’t serve police officers.” UNREAL. The manager tried to back peddle from his initial comment and apologize, but the damage had been done.
I guess we know how many people feel and the disrespect of people. I wonder what would happen if this same employee was denied service? Needless to say, the individual who made this pathetic comment as been fired. Free speech has consequences, doesn’t it?
A Whataburger location in Lewisville, Texas is under fire after a cashier allegedly told two police officers that the restaurant had a policy of not serving cops.
According to a local Fox affiliate, officers Michael Magovern and Cameron Beckham stopped by the location while working night shifts at a nearby construction site. But before they could order, the man working the counter told them, “We don’t serve police officers.”
Given that Whataburger is a Texas staple– and Texas is not exactly a hotspot of anti-police furor– the incident received widespread coverage in local media and flooded Whataburger’s Facebook with angry comments. “This is my favorite place to eat and to hear that one of your establishments refused service to an officer is appalling,” reads one complaint. “I hope y’all can make it right…”
“We were appalled to hear of an employee refusing service to two officers, as we have proudly served first responders across our system for decades. As soon as we heard of this isolated incident, we began our own internal investigation overnight. The employee that refused service is no longer employed with Whataburger. We’ve also invited the officers back today so we can apologize in person and make this right.”