DO POLICE LIVES MATTER?
A St. Louis police officer was shot ambush style as he sat in his car in the Central West End Tuesday morning, shortly before 5 AM on Maryland Avenue, between Kingshighway and N. Euclid. Thankfully, his bulletproof vest did its job as following the shooting the officer was was taken to Barnes Jewish Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Following the shooting, a car sped away with three men inside. The gunman was described as a black man between 18 and 22 years old, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-8, thin build with a medium complexion. He wore a black bandanna when he started shooting but the bandanna fell off. The officer got a look at his face and said the gunman had some facial hair. The police are actively searching for four African-American males who fled the scene in a gray or silver Ford Taurus. One suspect may have been injured.
A St. Louis police officer was shot and wounded in an ambush while sitting in his own car working a second job in the Central West End early Tuesday, police said.
A bulletproof vest saved the officer’s life, and the search was under way for the shooters, said Police Chief Sam Dotson.
The officer’s injuries are not life-threatening, police said. The officer, a 39-year-old sergeant who has been with the department for 16 years, suffered injuries to his torso or side.
“They tried to assassinate a police officer,” said Police Chief Sam Dotson.
The wounded officer was in full uniform and was seated in his own personal vehicle working a secondary security job when he was shot. The officer said he saw two men walking in the area, but he did not speak to them or confront them, Dotson said.
UPDATE I: St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said, “They targeted, they ambushed, they tried to assassinate a police officer.”
The sergeant was in his full uniform and personal vehicle when he saw two individuals walking down the street. Chief Dotson said the sergeant did not bother the individuals but saw them walking in the area a short time later with a third person, he monitored them again and did not exit his vehicle.
Shortly after the individuals walked past a second time, the sergeant observed the suspect vehicle approach him with four people inside, including the three he saw walking in the area earlier. The suspect vehicle pulled directly in front of the sergeant’s vehicle and one of the passengers exited the front side, with a bandana over his face, and began firing shots at the sergeant, who was still inside his vehicle, Chief Dotson said.
After the suspect fired shots, the sergeant returned fire. The sergeant told authorities he believes one of the suspects may have been struck by his gunshots.
The suspect vehicle began leaving the scene and the suspect who fired the shots ran on foot. While in his vehicle, the sergeant followed the suspect that was running on foot but lost him after he entered a parking garage on York, Chief Dotson said.
Judge Orders Funeral Home That Sold Lee Harvey Oswald’s Pine Casket for $87,468 Must Return It To Presidential JFK Assassin’s Brother, Robert Oswald
IMAGINE SEEING THIS FOR SALE ON EBAY OR CRAIG’S LIST …
Tarrant County, TX Judge Don Cosby ruled Friday that the funeral home that sold Lee Harvey Oswald’s pine casket for $87,468 must return it to the presidential assassin’s brother. Judge Cosby wrote that Robert Oswald bought his brother’s (Lee Harvey Oswald) pine box for $300 on November 24, 1963, and it remains to this day “the personal property of Robert.” In December 2010, a Los Angeles auction house sold the casket to an unidentified buyer for $87,468. Judge Don Cosby stated the actions of the funeral home’s conduct was “wrongful, wanton and malicious.”
CREEPY, JUST CREEPY.
Judge orders Lee Harvey Oswald’s casket returned to assassin’s brother
In 1981, Lee Harvey Oswald’s body was exhumed (VIDEO) amid conspiracy theories that the grave did not contain Lee Harvey Oswald’s body. What a shock, something surrounding the assignation of President John F. Kennedy was mired in conspiracy. The remains were examined and determined to be that of Oswald after dental records were confirmed. When Lee Harvey Oswald was reburied, it was not done so with the original pine box as it was too damaged. It was thought by the family that the original casket was thrown away. However, that was not the case. As it turns out the funeral home, Baumgardner Funeral Home, kept it and eventually sold it at auction, along with Lee Harvey Oswald’s death certificate and the embalming tools and table used in his burial, to an anonymous buyer. How creepy. Robert Oswald sued Nate D. Sanders Fine Autographs & Memorabilia, Inc., and Baumgardner Funeral Home over the sale of the casket, as well as other grim items tied to his brother’s death. During the trial, the funeral home’s attorney actually tried to argue that the coffin was “a gift” from Robert to Lee.
The Funeral Of Lee Harvey Oswald
A funeral home that sold Lee Harvey Oswald’s pine casket for $87,468 must return it to the accused presidential assassin’s brother, a judge ruled Friday.
Robert Oswald had bought the pine bluff casket for his brother, whose body was exhumed in 1981 amid conspiracy theories that it did not contain Lee Harvey Oswald’s body. After a Dallas hospital confirmed the body through dental records, it was reburied, but not in the original casket, which was too water-damaged.
Oswald’s family says it thought the original casket had been thrown away, but the funeral home actually kept it in storage before selling it at auction — along with Lee Harvey Oswald’s death certificate and the embalming tools and table used in his burial — to an anonymous buyer.
Oswald’s brother, Robert, sued Baumgardner Funeral Home after it sold the coffin through an auction house in Santa Monica, California. The auction house still has the coffin, because the lawsuit had put the sale of the coffin on hold. The sale was never completed, the judgment says.
In addition to returning the casket to Robert Oswald, the funeral home must pay him $87,468 in damages, state District Judge Don Cosby ruled, saying its conduct was “wrongful, wanton and malicious.”
It also must pay the auction house more than $10,000 in storage fees.
The funeral home also must cover the expense of transporting the coffin from California to Texas, where the family plans to destroy it, according to Oswald’s attorney, Gant Grimes.
Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani Discusses the Murder of Two NYPD Officers … Calls for ‘Shameful’ De Blasio, Politicians to Stop the Propaganda (VIDEO)
Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani appeared on Fox & Friends Weekend this morning to discuss the aftermath of the shooting deaths of two NYPD officers and what Mayor De Blasio should do. Giuliani stated that De Blasio should give a speech to the police department and would explain to them that maybe he was wrong about a few things and maybe he was wrong about putting too much emphasis on police misconduct. Giuliani went on to say, “the politicians with this propaganda, separating the community from the police, are doing something that’s shameful. And they have to stop doing that.”
Giuliani said that de Blasio should admit he was wrong in putting too much emphasis on police conduct, as opposed to violent crime in communities.
“The police are doing the most in these very, very poor communities,” Giuliani said. “The police officers are doing the most to save the children that are at greatest risk.”
“The politicians with this propaganda, separating the community from the police, are doing something that’s shameful. And they have to stop doing that.”
Giuliani asserted that de Blasio let protests get out of control and failed to emphasize the importance of fatherhood, education and seeking opportunities in poor communities.
“If you really want to save black lives … then you start talking about the underlying problems and how we solve it. You don’t blame it on the police,” he said.
“The police are doing the best job of saving black lives.”
PBA President Patrick Lynch Says NYC Mayor de Blasio to Blame Following the Shooting Deaths of Two NYPD Officers in Brooklyn … “That Blood on the Hands Starts at City Hall in the Office of the Mayor.”
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ELECT A POLICE HATING, RACE-BATING LIBERAL MAYOR …
Following the assassination-like murder of two NYPD officers, Wenjian Lu and Rafael Ramos, on Saturday, PBA President Patrick Lynch lit into those who have played the race card and those who have fanned the flames of racism with their irresponsible rhetoric following the grand juries decisions in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner. PBA President Patrick Lynch said, “There’s blood on many hands tonight. Those that incited violence on the streets under the guise of protest that tried to tear down what NYPD officers did every day … That blood on the hands starts at City Hall in the office of the mayor.”
Police union officials blasted Mayor Bill de Blasio Saturday, saying the blood of two NYPD cops who were shot and killed in Brooklyn is on his hands.
“There’s blood on many hands tonight. Those that incited violence on the streets under the guise of protest that tried to tear down what NYPD officers did every day. We tried to warn it must not go on, it cannot be tolerated,” Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch said. “That blood on the hands starts at City Hall in the office of the mayor.”
“Those who allowed this to happen will be held accountable,” he added.
Response from Mayor’s office:
The mayor’s office later issued a statement responding to the PBA, saying, “It’s unfortunate that in a time of great tragedy, some would resort to irresponsible, overheated rhetoric that angers and divides people. Mayor de Blasio understands this is the time when we must come together to support the families and friends of those brave officers New York City lost tonight – and the entire NYPD community.”
REALLY DE BLASIO, YOU SOB. It is time to come together? YOU CAUSED THIS ENVIRONMENT TO TAKE PLACE. De Blasio went out of his way to not support the police in the wake of the Eric Garner grand jury decision not to indict. De Blasio went out of his way to tell New Yorkers that he warned his son of the police. You are to blame Mayor and you can’t walk back from it.
NYPD turn their backs on Mayor De Blasio in disgust …
WOW, now this is a statement of protest. Following the shooting deaths of two NYPD officers, Wenjian Lu and Rafael Ramos, WPIX posted a VIDEO from the police press conference Saturday night. In an amazing show of disgust and outrage toward NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio, the NYPD officers turned their backs to Mayor Bill de Blasio as he walked down the hallway.
NYPD cops furious with Bill de Blasio turn their backs on the mayor as he enters hospital where officers died
The police unions have been ticked off by the support de Blasio has shown the legions protesting a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict a cop in Eric Garner’s July 17 chokehold death.
Believing City Hall has betrayed them, cops demonstrated their anger Saturday by turning their backs on Mayor de Blasio as he entered a Brooklyn hospital to pay his respects to two murdered officers.
A startling video shows a hallway at Woodhull Hospital filled with officers silently facing away from de Blasio as he walks a blue gantlet.
The demonstration, captured by WPIX11 News, included the presidents of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association and the Sergeants Benevolent Association.
“Mayor de Blasio, the blood of these two officers is clearly on your hands,” Ed Mullins, president of the sergeants association, said in a statement to his union members Saturday night.