Why the big hats and mint juleps? The story behind the Kentucky Derby staples http://t.co/rzshDJb5pe— TIME.com (@TIME) May 2, 2015
Saturday, May 2, 2015
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Sheriff David Clarke calls Baltimore police 'political prisoners,' says Marilyn Mosby should recuse herself [video] http://t.co/nB6Ch4fPPm— TwitchyTeam (@TwitchyTeam) May 1, 2015
Police association has “deep concerns" about prosecutor’s “many conflicts of interest" in Freddie Gray case http://t.co/h6Ybn80e60— TheBlaze (@theblaze) May 1, 2015
Dershowitz, a Harvard Law professor emeritus and Newsmax contributor, said the case will very likely be thrown out for lack of evidence.
"I understand why the mayor and state attorney want to prevent riots . . . but that's not the job of the justice system . . . You cannot allow police officers or any other defendants to become scapegoats for crowds demanding a continuation of rioting," he told host Steve Malzberg.
"There's no plausible, hypothetical, conceivable case for murder under the facts that we now know them. You might say that conceivably there's a case for manslaughter. Nobody wanted this guy to die, nobody set out to kill him, and nobody intentionally murdered him.
"The worst-case scenario is a case for involuntary manslaughter or some kind of reckless disregard, but the idea of without further investigation coming down with murder indictments . . . This is a show trial. This is designed to please the crowd. It's designed to lower the temperature."
Dershowitz added that the charges did not meet the criteria for justice in the United States.
"It may have been the criteria in Rome, for Fidel Castro, in Iran, and in other countries, but in our country you don't base indictments on what impact it's going to have on the crowd," he said.
"You base it on a hard, neutral, objective view of the evidence, and it doesn't look like that was done here . . . They have invited a mess. What they did is they bartered short-term results today for long-term problems in the future.
"My prediction? They've overplayed their hand, it's unlikely they'll get any convictions in this case as a result of this, and if they do, there's a good possibility it'll be reversed on appeal and will just postpone the riots for months ahead."
Friend of Baltimore Police Officers Says Freddie Gray was a Police “Witness” who Helped Solve “Multiple Crimes” http://t.co/siRDeUQFug— GOP/ TRUTH SEEKER (@RUSHLvR1) May 2, 2015
Listen to a friend of the arrested Baltimore cops on “The Kelly File” explain that Freddie Gray was a police “witness” and assisted in solving numerous crimes.
From The Blaze:
A friend of the Baltimore officers involved in Freddie Gray’s arrest told Fox News Friday night that Gray often served as a police “witness” and assisted the department in solving “many crimes.”Maybe Gray wasn’t seatbelted because the officers knew him and believed he didn’t pose a threat?
“Freddie was one of those ones where a lot of times he would put on a show on the streets but you bring him in the station and he was a great witness,” the anonymous officer told host Megyn Kelly.
“I mean, helped the department solve many crimes and different acts of violence,” the individual added. “So, it wasn’t uncommon for Freddie to do that type of thing and then go into the station.”
When asked if officers hit Gray, the individual responded “absolutely not.” According to the source, officers chased Gray when he made eye contact with law-enforcmenet and ran in an area he was known to sell drugs.
Completely hypothetical, but very interesting nonetheless.
Spontaneous march of black people outside 28th Precinct in Harlem came with pre-printed signs all from Kinkos.
Spontaneous march of black people outside 28th Precinct in Harlem came with pre-printed signs all from Kinkos. pic.twitter.com/9qskDmgWtL— Bill (@DefendWallSt) May 2, 2015
International Socialist Organization marching in today's Freddie Gray event in NYC pic.twitter.com/CEJVV6wgSB— Bill (@DefendWallSt) May 2, 2015
This is the kind of garbage I'm always talking about. This is unproductive and leads to violence. pic.twitter.com/4BsnYQmEfS— Bill (@DefendWallSt) May 2, 2015
Chant at May Day march in Austin, Texas: 'Execute those killer cops' [video] http://t.co/5spmmRUfPj— TwitchyTeam (@TwitchyTeam) May 2, 2015
Seattle police chief: 'Demonstration management' at May Day protests 'has turned into a riot' http://t.co/Z4D3Y0GVAy— TwitchyTeam (@TwitchyTeam) May 2, 2015
.@SeattlePD: Two of three officers hurt during protests tonight taken to hospital with serious injures.— TheBlazeNOW (@TheBlazeNOW) May 2, 2015
See Queen Elizabeth's all-pink outfit to celebrate birth of royal princess http://t.co/es6enCZB6C— TIME.com (@TIME) May 2, 2015
Royal baby name: Is there an odds-on favorite? http://t.co/p4JTS8uiEt— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) May 2, 2015
The April 16 disclosure by WikiLeaks included the revelation that Ben Affleck had attempted to conceal his slave-owning ancestors from the PBS documentary series “Finding Your Roots.” Affleck subsequently apologized for having having done so.
Sony Leaks: Environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio, Pals and Model Girlfriend Used Sony Private Plane as NY-LA… http://t.co/CBaEKGRYTv— Showbiz 411 (@showbiz411) May 1, 2015
Sony Leaks: Environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio, Pals and Model Girlfriend Used Sony Private Plane as NY-LA Taxi Service...Sony emails regarding billing approvals for different trips in amounts including $59,000; $37,206; and $63,600. The trips include catering and ground transportation.
RightOnline is the digital tech conference where small-government advocates can feel right at home... Americans for Prosperity Foundation brings this signature event back to Washington, DC for the first time in years-and the programming and networking opportunities are stronger than ever. This is the only place where liberty-minded folks can interact with each other AND the best talent in the private sector!
Top experts from Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and more will be on hand to help attendees discover how the latest digital trends will shape our advocacy efforts. Several of these industry leaders will deliver dynamic, TED-style talks "in the round" on Saturday evening, including Microsoft Corporate VP Dan'l Lewin. RightOnline is the only place you'll find them coming together with great small-government advocates like HotAir.com's Ed Morrissey and CATO Institute's Kat Murti.
Plus, enjoy Friday keynotes from investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson and WIRED UK Editor-in-Chief David Rowan, who will share more of their experiences about the power of the digital space in the advocacy world. Then, hear from FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai - an outspoken critic of the Obama administration's internet rules. He's pulling back the curtain on government regulation online.
Even more folks like FOX News contributor Guy Benson, HotAir.com's Ed Morrissey, and CATO Institute's Kat Murti are lined up to join the fun!
It's a fantastic event on May 1 and 2 in downtown DC at the beautiful Marriott Marquis.
Rarely mentioned advantage to conferences like #ROL15: Faces on Twitter, FB, and web bylines turn into actual, fun people you've met.— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) May 2, 2015
Just had that "Spanish-speaking hotel staff comes out meet @marcorubio and shake his hand" moment.— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) May 1, 2015
Race riots usually begin with criminality and end with criminality. They're protests by criminals on behalf of a dead criminal.
The stores with smashed windows aren't the means to express outrage, but the end. The purpose of criminality is criminality. The police exist so that stores can remain unrobbed and random pedestrians can remain unbeaten. The protests express opposition to that policy by robbing stores and assaulting random white people.
The police were never the problem. The looters and rioters were.
The counterculture has not changed dramatically since the 70's, but it has tossed aside any appearance of idealism. The new counterculture draws in two groups, disaffected upper middle class white youth and lower class black youth. Their goals are purely materialistic, looted iPods and government subsidies for housing, education and anything else they can think of.
This is a textbook case for recusal for Marilyn Mosby, by the way. Here's her husband blowing off looting: https://t.co/0e3RAwU1Y2— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 1, 2015
It now turns out that John Podesta, chair of Hillary’s presidential campaign – and the same man who called the allegations of Peter Schweizer’s Clinton Cash “conspiracy theories” – runs a company, The Podesta Group, that lobbied the State Department on behalf of Uranium One while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State and beyond.
We all recently found out about the corrupt dealings of the Clinton Foundation which had accepted donations from foreign countries, but it appears this corruption has been transferred over into Hillary’s presidential campaign as well.
◼ CLINTON GURU PODESTA’S BROTHER LOBBIED FOR SCANDAL-RIDDEN URANIUM ONE - Ben Shapiro/Breitbart
If you love the team that put together the Clinton Foundation and all of its various corrupt dealings with foreign nations, you’ll love the Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign. It now turns out that John Podesta, chair of Hillary’s presidential campaign – and the same man who called the allegations of Peter Schweizer’s Clinton Cash “conspiracy theories” – has a brother who runs a company, The Podesta Group, that lobbied the State Department on behalf of Uranium One while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State and beyond.
Uranium One is, of course, the uranium firm that sent a “flow of cash” to the Clinton Foundation as the Russian government gained increasing ownership of the company; the State Department had to sign off on the Russians’ encroachment into the American uranium market.
Friday, May 1, 2015
he Supreme Court’s upcoming decision in King v. Burwell shines a light on the Internal Revenue Service’s practice of rewriting the Affordable Care Act to suit President Obama’s political agenda. What is lesser known is that this is becoming standard operating procedure for an agency that puts politically connected special interests above the written letter of the law.
Nowhere is this truer than in the IRS’s repeated expansion of the controversial wind-production tax credit, which provides federal subsidies to wind-energy producers. Over the last two and a half years, the agency has shown how a slow-but-steady watering down of federal law can completely reshape its original scope and intent — alarmingly, without any congressional action....
The Hillary campaign is like a movie you decide halfway through that you didn’t really want to see in the first place.
As Clinton scandals continue to mount and her credibility plummets, gleeful Republicans are quietly discussing what once seemed impossible: Hillary Clinton might not survive primary season, let alone make it all the way to Pennsylvania Avenue....
As a candidate, she is the Democrats’ Frankenstein creature—a patched-together amalgam of all the worst traits of recent presidential campaigns and virtually none of their more winning attributes. Examples abound.
John Kerry’s flip-flopping....
Barack Obama’s arrogance....
Mitt Romney’s wealth....
Joe Biden’s gaffes....
Al Gore’s personality....
Richard Nixon’s paranoia and tactics.... Keep READING
Astounding how Dems could consider Rubio amendment to force Iran to recognize Israel as controversial. http://t.co/zloKzm0Xpn— Eli Rubenstein (@EliRubenstein) April 29, 2015
Polls Finds Rubio Performing Best Against Hillary Clinton: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) performs the best against H... http://t.co/lMXj7iEIkK— Ramy Jabbar رامي (@Ramdog1980) April 23, 2015
'Dancing in the streets': Some Baltimore residents party after police charged [photos, video] http://t.co/uuEwnyyS27— TwitchyTeam (@TwitchyTeam) May 1, 2015
"Friends of Abe," the undercover conservative group in Hollywood, now has 2,300 members -- all anonymous. #NRISummit15— National Review (@NRO) May 1, 2015
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Protesters chanting outside of Philadelphia's federal prison "You are not alone!" pic.twitter.com/DpBT9Pf0nn— Bill (@DefendWallSt) May 1, 2015
Protesters outside the doors of the Four Season hotel in Philadelphia police have pushed them back from the door pic.twitter.com/DOBU39AAgL— Bill (@DefendWallSt) May 1, 2015
Protesters calling black officers brainwashed house negros pic.twitter.com/y9zoxswnaU— Bill (@DefendWallSt) May 1, 2015
BREAKING: HUGE crowd of protesters at East Door insisting they're going to bust into City Hall and take it. pic.twitter.com/laKtDkTcUf— Bill (@DefendWallSt) May 1, 2015
City Hall Philadelphia. pic.twitter.com/dGGpgWfXx3— Bill (@DefendWallSt) May 1, 2015
Happening Now: Protesters trying to push through police line, walk on Philadelphia highway pic.twitter.com/nLOkifJd6s— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) May 1, 2015
Philly police are letting the march proceed onto the highway and block it now. pic.twitter.com/E6NYMwC1P1— Bill (@DefendWallSt) May 1, 2015
If an amendment by Sen. Marco Rubio succeeds in killing the disastrous nuclear agreement with Tehran, he will have achieved more in foreign policy than Hillary Clinton did as secretary of state.
As with Sen. Tom Cotton's much-maligned letter to Ayatollah Khamenei last month that was signed by 47 Republican senators, presidential hopeful Rubio's "poison pill" amendment in the Senate, demanding that Iran recognize Israel before there is a deal, is a bold act of politically incorrect patriotism.
Derailing this very bad deal — if the Ayatollah doesn't derail it himself first, knowing that Tehran can string the U.S. along endlessly — would be one of the greatest foreign policy accomplishments of the 21st century. It would be the reverse of Neville Chamberlain's "piece of paper" with Hitler's signature in 1938.
Rubio has refused to fold on the amendment he is offering to a bill to let Congress review an Iran nuclear weapons agreement. His measure insists that the terror state recognize the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish state before a pact comes into force.
The evidence is overwhelming and metastasizing: To borrow a Safire line, Hillary Clinton is a congenital rule-breaker
The evidence is overwhelming and metastasizing: To borrow a Safire line, Hillary Clinton is a congenital rule-breaker http://t.co/uKje0UDkcz— Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) April 30, 2015
It's past time she come clean for the sake of "restoring trust in our politics."
Nepal quake death toll may reach 15,000, army chief says http://t.co/CVN3l4qQQ1— TIME.com (@TIME) April 30, 2015
Remember the miracle baby who has become a symbol of hope for Nepal? He’s safe now in his sister’s arms. http://t.co/nvMZeCyaKg— CNN International (@cnni) April 30, 2015
Hillary Clinton may be running for president as a champion for the middle class, but the Clinton Foundation’s interns do not get paid.
“Businesses have taken advantage of unpaid internships to an extent that it is blocking the opportunities for young people to move on into paid employment,” Clinton said at UCLA in 2013. “More businesses need to move their so-called interns to employees.”
That doesn’t happen at her own business, the Clinton Foundation that Bill started in 2001.
“The Clinton Foundation makes no promises or commitments of employment after the internship,” the Foundation says on its website. “No intern is entitled to a job at the conclusion of his/her internship experience.”
The foundation goes through about 100 interns each summer, with slightly less during the school year. Summer interns volunteer 30 to 40 hours a week, while interns who work during a college semester may work 25 hours. The most some interns receive is a $2,000 stipend for a four-month period, and that depends on financial need.
Paying them all New York’s minimum wage of $8.75, for instance, would cost a fraction of the foundation’s budget...
I did not have a paying relationship with those interns http://t.co/X9gSgKoB9D— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) April 30, 2015
◼ A Coast Guard patrol spotted the wrecks in shallow waters that are only clear after the lake's ice melts and before summer sediment swirls and algae blooms - Smithsonian
A fellow prisoner said Freddie Gray was banging against the walls of the Baltimore Police van that was transporting him and was deliberately seeking to hurt himself, the Washington Post reported.
According to a police document obtained by the Post, the fellow prisoner couldn’t see Gray because of a metal partition.
But he could listen and he told police he heard Gray “banging against the walls” and could tell that he “was intentionally trying to injure himself.”
It isn’t clear how much other evidence backs up the prisoner’s account of the 30-minute van ride. The document was written by a Baltimore police investigator... Gray was found unconscious in the van and died of spinal injuries a week later.
Networks Ignore Discovery of 'Lost' Lois Lerner E-Mails - Despite a combined eight hours of air time on Wednesday,... http://t.co/KRGHd86tY2— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) April 29, 2015
Networks Dodge and Downplay Poor Economic News, Break in IRS Scandal http://t.co/SYmtxM9Qwm— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) April 30, 2015
Batts is no stranger to police brutality protests. Ten months into his Oakland tenure, there were violent protests in Oakland after former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in July 2010 for fatally shooting Oscar Grant III, 22, on the Fruitvale BART platform. How Batts dealt with those protests and his public comments about how he would have handled Occupy Oakland demonstrations differently had he been in charge -- provide some interesting insight into Batts recent performance in Baltimore.
In July 2010, many people in Oakland were outraged by the Oscar Grant verdict of involuntary manslaughter instead of murder. Grant, an unarmed African-American man had been shot in the back while he was handcuffed, an event captured on cellphone video. A relatively small number of people vandalized cars, businesses and looted.
Batts would later say that he had made a strategic decision to give the protesters room.
"We allowed the protesters to start breaking into Foot Locker. ... But we had to do that because we didn't want to look like this was a police action, where we were responding too soon," Batts told Oakland North in an interview in November 2011. "Then we had a very coordinated plan. It took us time to just kind of corral them, bring them in and take them to jail."
Batts said people came up to him on the streets to congratulate him for how OPD handled the situation. Though, I recall a lot of people being angry about the destruction and OPD's hands-off approach.
Who would expect anything else?? Obama Blames Baltimore Violence On… Republicans! http://t.co/VrQE8c0tYv— Beth Duncan (@BethBanne2) April 30, 2015
Excusing the Rioters: How the Media Has Shifted the Blame in Baltimore http://t.co/0BvTZATMq4— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) April 29, 2015
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Please take a moment to read my TIME op-ed regarding the situation in Baltimore: http://t.co/3Zmcpeh05L— Dr. Ben Carson (@RealBenCarson) April 29, 2015
Dr Ben Carson: Parents should get their kids off Baltimore's streets http://t.co/y0NY3zz80r— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) April 28, 2015
Drakes Bay Oyster Company operated in Point Reyes for decades until National Park Service officials used falsified data to force Kevin Lunny’s family-run oyster farm to shut down. The experience has left its mark on Lunny: “We Are Terrified,” he told lawmakers during a hearing Thursday.
“Let me be clear, we did not fail as a business,” Lunny said in his prepared testimony. “This was not bad luck. Rather, the Park Service engaged in a taxpayer-funded enterprise of corruption to run our small business out of Point Reyes.”
Lunny made this statement in response to a question by Republican Rep. Raul Labrador asking whether or not Lunny felt like there could be consequences from his testimony against the National Parks Service.
Even Democratic California Rep. Jared Huffman admitted that in the rush to get rid of industry from Point Reyes, government officials and environmentalists “overstated” evidence that Lunny’s farm was harming the environment.
NYPD: more than 60 arrested— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) April 30, 2015
If black lives really mattered, then black violence would matter. But that would mean taking responsibility for a broken culture which few leaders in the black community are ready to do.
What The Baltimore Riots Tell Us About Liberal Lunacy In One Cartoon http://t.co/pf81csxSzz— Federalist Papers (@TheFederalist1) April 28, 2015
The murder rate in Baltimore stood at 37.4 to 100,000 people. There have already been 63 murders this year. Fifty-six of the victims were black. Of the 16 murders in the last 30 days, 14 of the victims were black.
If black lives really mattered, then black violence would matter. But that would mean taking responsibility for a broken culture which few leaders in the black community are ready to do.
Liberal Insanity About Baltimore Brilliantly Illustrated http://t.co/wjziTWYPZD— Federalist Papers (@TheFederalist1) April 28, 2015
In 2012, after four years of his own failed policies, President Obama won a whopping 87.4% of the Baltimore City vote. Democrats run the city of Baltimore, the unions, the schools, and, yes, the police force. Since 1969, there have only been only been two Republican governors of the State of Maryland.
Elijah Cummings has represented Baltimore in the U.S. Congress for more than thirty years. As I write this, despite his objectively disastrous reign, the Democrat-infested mainstream media is treating the Democrat like a local folk hero, not the obvious and glaring failure he really is.
Every single member of the Baltimore city council is a Democrat.
Obama Says Baltimore Full of Racist Cops; Here's the TRUTH - [Video] http://t.co/3J2JJdkbCN— Federalist Papers (@TheFederalist1) April 30, 2015
Known for his “One Minute Drive Time” videos, Derrick Grayson gives his thoughts to dash-fixed camera as he drives.
Grayson blasts liberal politicians in his latest video, starting with Obama.
“Obama, you’ve been in office for six years and have done nothing,” Grayson says.
“Let me tell you something, people,” he continues. “The only people Obama is not blaming is the politicians.”
“We make the politicians possible, because we continue to elect and reelect them. The politicians make it possible for bad cops to persist, because they continue to keep on the force the supervisors who employ policies and procedures that allow cops to engage in damnable behavior.”
Grayson also rejected the notion that this is a racial matter.
“It’s detrimental to our health, and it really doesn’t matter what your race is.”
Hillary Clinton: Police Intentionally Killing Black Men is “Unmistakable and Undeniable” http://t.co/gPqqsvXha3— Federalist Papers (@TheFederalist1) April 29, 2015
Oops! 1,100 More Clinton Foundation Filing "Errors" Discovered http://t.co/2IPRKZkOMA— Federalist Papers (@TheFederalist1) April 30, 2015
More Secrets Regarding the Clinton Foundation Money — in Canada: “There’s nothing that would preclude them fro.. http://t.co/d6eREjCgwn— Chris (@Chris_1791) April 29, 2015
◼ 1,100 donors to a Canadian charity tied to Clinton Foundation remain secret - Washington Post
◼ The Clinton Foundation Is Wrong: Canadian Law Doesn’t Prohibit Donor Disclosure - The Federalist
So true! Liberalism's legacy is that baseball game being played in an empty stadium in Baltimore this afternoon.— Neal Boortz (@Talkmaster) April 29, 2015
I think creating 1,000 jobs and providing millions in taxes is enough outreach. https://t.co/zLbFBRIJve— Bill (@DefendWallSt) April 29, 2015
If a baseball game were Obama's legacy... If baseball was Hillary's accomplishments... If baseball was liberalism... pic.twitter.com/bes0LdWPH8— el Sooper ن (@SooperMexican) April 29, 2015
It’s never enough. American taxpayers have surrendered billions and billions and billions of dollars to the social-justice-spender-in-chief. But it’s never, ever enough.
The latest paroxysm of urban violence, looting, and recriminations in Baltimore prompted President Obama on Tuesday to trot out his frayed Blame The Callous, Tight-Fisted Republicans card. After dispensing with an obligatory wrist-slap of toilet paper-and Oreo-filching “protesters” who are burning Charm City to the ground (he hurriedly changed it to “criminals and thugs” mid-word), the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner got down to his usual business: hectoring his political opponents and grousing that America hasn’t forked over enough money for him to make the “massive investments” needed to “make a difference right now.”
...In December 2014, the White House unveiled nearly $1 billion in new “investments” to “expand access to high-quality early childhood education to every child in America” from “birth and continuing to age 5.”
That’s all on top of the $6 billion government-funded national service and education initiative known as the SERVE America Act, which was enacted less than a month after the nearly $1 trillion stimulus with the help of a majority of Big Government Senate Republicans. The SERVE America Act included $1.1 billion to increase the investment in national service opportunities; $97 million for Learn and Serve America Youth Engagement Zones; and nearly $400 million for the Social Innovation Fund and Volunteer Generation Fund.
The “social innovation” slush fund was intended to “create new knowledge about how to solve social challenges in the areas of economic opportunity, youth development and school support, and healthy futures, and to improve our nation’s problem-solving infrastructure in low-income communities.” The biggest beneficiaries? Obama’s progressive cronies.
Apparently, the richly funded “social innovators” haven’t reached the looter-prone neighborhoods of Baltimore yet. But it’s not ideologically bankrupt Obama’s fault. It’s ours.