So, what about the video? The White House last week released nearly 100 pages of emails detailing some of the discussions within the Obama administration that resulted in major revisions to talking points about the Benghazi attacks drafted by the Central Intelligence Agency.
From the beginning, there have been two big questions about the administration’s deceptive spin on Benghazi: How were the talking points whittled down to virtually nothing from the [...]
Chrissy Meagher was just approaching the finish when the bombs went off
She feared her father, a race official, had been killed in the explosions
Two men rushed to her aid and helped her to track down her relatives
‘They were amazing,’ she says
Both Miss Meagher’s father and her sister, another runner, escaped unhurt
A runner in the Boston marathon has spoken of the ‘amazing’ kindness of two bystanders who helped her in the [...]
Boston was battered but vigilant on Tuesday as an army of federal agents raced to find out who attacked the city’s historic marathon, leaving three dead and more than 100 injured amid a war zone of shattered glass and bomb debris on Patriots Day.
As of Tuesday morning, no persons or group had claimed credit for twin explosions at the finish line near Boston’s Copley Square. The Pakistani Taliban, a group that has threatened the United [...]
New paper reiterates claims made in January that meteorite contains traces of life from outer space
It reportedly landed in Sri Lanka in December after burning green in the sky, leaving bystanders with burns
Critics rubbish claims, saying that the researchers methodology is ‘even flakier’ than in first paper – and they have not ruled out contamination
Algae-like structures found inside fragments of a meteorite which struck Sri Lanka last year prove that [...]
December 11, 2012
Obama and the American military label all young men – between the ages of say 15 and 35 - who happen to be in battle zones as suspected insurgents who they can target and kill.
Under the Bush administration, children were tortured.
Now, the U.S. military is starting to target children for assassination in battle zones. As the Nation reports:
In a despicable article in Military Times, the US military says that children are legitimate targets in the [...]
Mayor Bloomberg has snubbed Borough President Markowitz’s impassioned plea to bring the National Guard to Hurricane Sandy-scarred Brooklyn — arguing that approving the Beep’s request would be a waste of federal manpower and turn the borough into a police state.
“We don’t need it,” Mayor Bloomberg said on Wednesday during a press update on the city’s ongoing Hurricane Sandy cleanup. “The NYPD is the only people we want on the street [...]
DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) - A Dallas Police officer is recovering from serious injuries, after he was attacked by a man suspected of being on a drug-induced rampage. The injuries may have been more serious, perhaps even life- threatening, had a homeless man not stepped in to stop the attack.
Video of the assault is working it’s way up the chain of command at the Dallas Police Department. It shows Officer Billy [...]
The mob of skateboarders and skate fans who ran amok through Hollywood on Saturday night, captured on a YouTube video by a driver caught in the middle of the mayhem, garnered national attention.
Skaters were seen vandalizing businesses and throwing bottles, while bystanders are seen running — resulting in the deployment of more than 100 Los Angeles police officers in riot gear.
The incident began before 9 p.m. as [...]
A Google Maps Street View car driver is coming clean about the wild antics he has seen from pedestrians desperate for a little fame.
An unidentified driver has revealed how bystanders have tried mooning, pretend fighting, silly gestures and overall ‘trying to be stupid’ all in order to get their face in the frame of street shots for Google Maps.
The confessions of a fun loving chauffeur was posted to Reddit on Friday, [...]
September 20, 2012
In France where people are sent to jail for “Holocaust denial,” considered by law a religious hate crime, it seems strange then that well timed, raunchy cartoons designed solely to insult and inflame hate against and amongst Muslims worldwide would be defended vigorously by French politicians who claim, according to the Christian Science Monitor, that “freedom of the press should not be infringed.”
With Neo-Conservative warmongers behind a recent [...]
A wild, high-speed pursuit of bank robbers across Southern California has come to an end with the capture of two men, who had hurled cash out the window of their vehicle during the pursuit.
Police began chasing a black Volvo SUV carrying four suspects, believed to have carried out an armed robbery at a Bank of America in Santa Clarita around 10 a.m. on Wednesday.
In fast pursuit of the alleged robbers, police [...]
Score one for the Chicago Teachers Union protest?
A federal appeals court has overridden part of a Chicago ordinance allowing police to break up protests when people near the demonstration are breaking the law, The Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog reported Monday.
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled police can disperse protests when three or more people nearby could cause “substantial harm” to bystanders but cannot break up a demonstration if people nearby are simply causing [...]
August 25, 2012
The Guardian reports:
“Johnson did not fire at police, according to law enforcement, but he did raise his gun. Nine civilians – four women and five men – were shot or grazed by the two officers who shot Johnson dead.”
Initial reports suggested the shooter shot the bystanders, additionally it was suggested the cops had “returned fire,” which has also been proven wrong.
One of the shooting victims says police fired “randomly” into [...]
Refresh this page for the latest developments and read the full story on CNN.com.
[Updated at 11:26 a.m. ET] A disgruntled former employee of a business inside the Empire State Building shot a former coworker in the head in a dispute outside the building, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said.
As suspect Jeffrey Johnson tried to flee the scene, he pulled a .45 caliber pistol on two approaching police officers, who opened fire [...]
New York City’s Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly have given a press conference to confirm the details of today’s shooting at the Empire State Building in Manhattan.
Bloomberg and Kelly have confirmed a significant amount of information about the shooting, including the fact that several civilians may have been caught in the crossfire between New York City Police Officers and the suspect, identified as Jeffrey Johnson, 53.
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/311349/bloomberg-confirms-one-dead-bystanders-accidentally-shot-by-police-in-workplace-shooting/#dZ9APXcmyFrboscM.99
It is an scene of almost apocalyptic proportions.
Bystanders are dwarfed as they stand watching a tremendous rush of water gushing through gaps in a dam in China, part of a carefully-choreographed operation to remove silt from the Yellow River in Luoyang, in the Henan province.
This annual operation sees more than 30 million tonnes of silt sent downstream a year, with more than 390 million tonnes shifted this way over the [...]
Philly cop confronts ghetto rat thug, thug beats him with his own baton — cop then fires four shots and it still doesn’t stop him! All while bystanders bystand.
Whoever shot this cell-phone video should be under arrest — you are required by law to come to the assistance of law enforcement in these instances! That includes all the other hood rats who stood around not helping the officer. Losers.
Watch the [...]
Today is the anniversary of the Kent State Massacre. 42 Years ago today 4 student-protesters were murdered by the US government for practicing the first amendment. They were unarmed, and many of the injured bystanders. 4 innocent kids murdered, RIP. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_State_shootings
Killed four and wounded 9 more. They shot unarmed college kids. It was horrible and wrong. So we are debating whether it could be called a massacre? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_events_named_massacres It is on the list.
Terrance Smith hasn’t had much difficulty selling South Beach as a Memorial Day weekend destination this year. The promoter, who since 2001 has pumped up Miami Beach as the spot to be for several hundred thousand members of what he calls the “hip-hop generation,” says bookings for hotel rooms remain as popular as ever — despite police-involved shootings during the weekend last year.
“People don’t think about something that happened 12 [...]
April 27, 2012
According to reports two of the bombs were placed in the garbage bins next to a tramway station with the third exploding near a train station and the fourth blasting in a park situated close to a cinema.
First bomb exploded just before noon local time in the city center leaving at least five tramway passengers and bystanders wounded.
Latest reports say nine out of the 27 wounded civilians were [...]
Man ‘who failed driving test and wanted his money back’ took hostages at about 12.30pm this afternoon
Eyewitnesses saw gas canisters strapped to his back as 1,000 workers are evacuated
Reports of snipers on nearby roofs as negotiators are called in
Armed police have evacuated at least 1,000 workers in central London after a suspected bomber stormed an office building and was feared to have taken hostages.
The man, who identified himself as Michael [...]
March 11, 2012
For more than two years, Adrian Schoolcraft secretly recorded every roll call at the 81st Precinct in Brooklyn and captured his superiors urging police officers to do two things in order to manipulate the “stats” that the department is under pressure to produce: Officers were told to arrest people who were doing little more than standing on the street, but they were also encouraged to disregard actual [...]
With private-sector union membership shrinking, organized labor is now seeking counsel from the old adage, “Desperate times call for desperate measures.” On Jan. 24, the New York Post reported that “union goons resorted to outrageous tactics to browbeat hotel employees into joining their ranks — going so far as to photograph a female staffer as she changed clothes in an employee locker room, apparently to blackmail her.”
Had this been an [...]
Recent video of a two-year old getting hit by a van has stirred up Chinese attention.
The news clip shows a girl in Guangdong being run over by a van, and then 18 onlookers passing by without stopping or calling for help. This very graphic video is available on Youku.
The clip has revived the debate on whether bystanders should help accident victims.
The Chinese courts set a precedent in 2006 [...]
The International Monetary Fund may be hoping to increase its financial resources from $940 billion to at least $1.3 trillion, according to a newspaper report out Monday.
German daily the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung said two “models” were currently being examined to up the IMF’s resources, without stating its source.
It follows comments on its lending capacity by managing director Christine Lagarde in an action plan released Saturday.
“Our lending capacity of [...]
IMF’s Resources May Not Be Enough If Global Economy Worsens, Lagarde Says
“The International Monetary Fund’s $384 billion lending chest may not be enough to meet all loan requests if the global economy worsens, Managing Director Christine Lagarde said.
“The fund’s credibility, and hence effectiveness, rests on its perceived capacity to cope with worst-case scenarios,” Lagarde said in an “action plan” distributed to the IMF steering committee today. [...]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of angry bees swarmed a man in a wheelchair, sending him and three others who came to his aid to the hospital in the Southern California city of Santa Ana.
The attack also shut down a street and forced the evacuation of several businesses while beekeepers removed the hive, which was estimated to contain 60,000 [...]