Category: News-USA

Texas official blames school shooting on too many exits and entrances....

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blamed Friday's massacre at a high school near Houston in part on "too many entrances and too many exits" on the campus, prompting some to mock his perspective as "door control." "From what we know, this student walked in ... with a long coat and a shotgun under his coat," said Patrick, a Republican who has an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association. "It's 90 degrees. Had there been one single entrance possibly for every student, maybe he would have been stopped." Patrick, who has previously pushed for open carry and concealed carry laws in Texas, made the comments during a news conference on the same day a 17-year-old student allegedly opened fire with a shotgun and a revolver at Santa Fe High School, killing 10 people and injuring at least 10 others. The firearms were owned by the suspect's father, Texas' governor has said. While Patrick also implored parents who own guns to lock them safely away, he focused his remarks not on weapons but on redesigning school entryways. In placing a focus on doors, Patrick seemingly fell in line with the powerful gun-lobbying group's strategy following school-shooting incidents of identifying possible ways -- apart from restricting firearms -- to make campuses safer. "There are too many entrances and too many exits to our over 8,000 campuses in Texas. There aren't enough people to put a guard in every entrance and exit," Patrick said, suggesting officials consider retrofitting existing schools to reduce doorways. Patrick's proposal drew criticism online, with some noting that it ignored the role of guns in the recent bloodshed.  

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'Shut the f*** up and get out the car!' The shocking moment a Georgia police officer drags a crying 65-year-old grandmother from her car during a traffic stop

This is the shocking moment a screaming 65-year-old grandmother was dragged out of her car by a police officer during a traffic stop.... Squad car video shows Officer James Legg shouting 'you're not in charge, shut the f*** up' before pulling Rose Campbell out of her vehicle during the heated encounter on Windward Parkway in Alpharetta on May 4. Campbell's arrest followed a stand-off lasting more than five minutes during which the driver refused to sign a traffic violation ticket and then ignored repeated requests to leave her vehicle. The Alpharetta Police Department posted the video on Facebook with a statement from Public Safety Chief John Robinson in which he said Legg's behavior 'did not represent our organization'. The footage starts with Campbell's silver SUV being pulled over by the side of the road, before Officer Michael Swerdlove approaches her to check her license and explain she had been ticketed for drifting from one lane to another. After hearing she had been ticketed, Campbell asks Swerdlove to call a supervisor, which he claims to have done. But she refuses to sign the ticket - on offense in Georgia - so Swerdlove asks her to step out of her car so she can be arrested. 'Step out of the car', Swerdlove says repeatedly, to which Campbell replies, 'I'm going to wait for your supervisor.' The exchange then becomes heated as Campbell closes her door on Swerdlove, which he reacts to by shouting at her to leave the vehicle and trying to pull her out. 'Stop it! Your supervisor needs to come now, now!' she replies, at which point a passenger gets out of the back door and walks away from the confrontation. 'You need to get out of the car, you're under arrest,' Swerdlove says. 'Step out of the car, you need to come now.' 'I won't until your supervisor comes,' Campbell says. 'This is abusive behavior, no sir. I need to supervisor, now!' 'You're under arrest, you are resisting arrest,' the officer replies. At this point reinforcements called by Swerdlove arrive in two police cars with their sirens blaring before pulling up next to Campbell's car.   6 freaking cops for an older lady? Hauling her out of her car and man handling her!! Fucker prob got all pension and etc..And clown 🤡 PoPo 👮‍♀️ said that’s How he was trained.... smfh... guess from your mom and pops... PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW...I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS POST DOES YOUR BRAND NEED HELP!!! NEED PROMOTION? A FRESH NEW LOOK might be just the thing... 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Officer Legg walks to the other side of the car as the polite, but heated, encounter continues. Campbell says, 'I won't come out for him,' referring to the first officer. The second officer says, 'Ok, alright, as he gently helps her out of the vehicle.' But at this point Legg begins shouting curses at Campbell. 'Hey, you're not in charge, shut the f*** up and get out of the car,' he screams. Swerdlove and the second officer continue moving Campbell out of the vehicle, but Legg then grabs her and pulls her with considerable force. She begins screaming as three other officers arrive at the scene. 'Where's your supervisor, where's your supervisor,' Campbell screams. At this point Legg grabs the woman again and pulls her towards the cop cars. 'I want the supervisor, where is the supervisor, I need him now,' Campbell says. 'I'm going to have a heart attack, my blood pressure is sky high.' Off-camera, one of the officers says he is going to call a medic, to which she responds by demanding again to see a supervisor. One of the officers can be heard telling Campbell not to slam her body against the cop car and saying 'please, I need you to sit down now.' Recounting the incident, Campbell said she felt 'scared' and 'ganged up on' by the officers. 'I just panicked, I felt like my heart exploded. Am I in a movie? Is this a movie? I couldn’t believe it. It was surreal,' she told WSB. 'I didn't expect that in America. I didn't expect that in Atlanta. I didn't expect that especially in Alpharetta.' Legg was immediately suspended and has since resigned. Campbell says she wants an apology and more training for officers and has not decided whether to take legal action. Public Safety Chief John Robinson said in a Facebook post about the video: 'We strive to be a transparent department. 'If we are going to be 100 percent transparent, that means that we also must be willing to share with you any major concerns that arise regarding employee performance and behavior. 'There are aspects about this video that simply do not represent our organization.'

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At $75,560, housing a prisoner in California now costs more than a year at Harvard

The cost of imprisoning each of California’s 130,000 inmates is expected to reach a record $75,560 in the next year... HOW MUCH? More than tuition at Harvard University That’s enough to cover the annual cost of attending Harvard University and still have plenty left over for pizza and beer Gov. Jerry Brown’s spending plan for the fiscal year that starts July 1 includes a record $11.4 billion for the corrections department while also predicting that there will be 11,500 fewer inmates in four years because voters in November approved earlier releases for many inmates. A PATTERN CONTINUES Cost per prisoner has doubled since 2005 The price for each inmate has doubled since 2005, even as court orders related to overcrowding have reduced the population by about one-quarter. Salaries and benefits for prison guards and medical providers drove much of the increase. The result is a per-inmate cost that is the nation’s highest — and $2,000 above tuition, fees, room and board, and other expenses to attend Harvard. Since 2015, California’s per-inmate costs have surged nearly $10,000, or about 13%. New York is a distant second in overall costs at about $69,000. Critics say with fewer inmates, the costs should be falling. “Now that we’re incarcerating less, we haven’t ramped the system back down,” said Chris Hoene, executive director of the left-leaning California Budget & Policy Center. For example, the corrections department has one employee for every two inmates, compared with one employee for roughly every four inmates in 1994. WHY DOES IT COST SO MUCH? Costs rising even as prison population declines California was sued over prison overcrowding, and to comply with a federal court-imposed population cap, the Brown administration now keeps most lower-level offenders in county jails instead of state prisons. Additionally, voters in 2014 reduced penalties for drug and property crimes and last fall approved the earlier releases. State Sen. Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) said reformers falsely promised a “prison dividend” from savings related to the changes. Instead, there’s now an uptick in many crimes and he’s worried it will lead to an influx of new inmates that will cost more to house. Joan Petersilia, co-director of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center, said it was “highly predictable” that per-inmate costs would increase even as the population decreased. “We released all the low-risk, kind of low-need, and we kept in the high-risk, high-need,” she said.  

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SEVEN inmates killed at MAXIMUM security prison in Bishopville, South Carolina

SEVEN inmates were killed after multiple altercations broke out at level three maximum security prison Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, South Carolina USA, according the South Carolina Department of Corrections... Another 17 inmates required outside medical attention. At least six emergency agencies responding to the "mass casualty" incident that lasted more than seven hours. Lee Correctional Instituion was secured at 2:55am after the incident happened at 7:15pm, both local time. A spokesperson said the incident involved multiple inmates and inmate altercations from three different housing units. An investigation has been launched as all staff and responding law enforcement officers are safe and accounted for. Lee Correctional Institution is a level three maximum security prison for men. The institution is the largest in the state and houses abotu 1,600 inmates. Inmates previously took over the prison in 2012 and 2013. In the four years prior to September 2012 the prision had four uncontrolled fight and three hostage situations.

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SHIT THEY DONT TALK ABOUT !!!! Kansas Trio Convicted in Plot to Bomb Somali Immigrants

WICHITA, Kan. — Federal jurors convicted three men on Wednesday of plotting to blow up an apartment complex where Somali refugees live and pray in Garden City, Kan. The domestic terrorism verdict came at a time when threats against religious and racial minorities are rising nationally, and the case drew interest from the highest levels of the Justice Department. “The defendants in this case acted with clear premeditation in an attempt to kill people on the basis of their religion and national origin,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. “That’s not just illegal — it’s immoral and unacceptable, and we’re not going to stand for it.” The men, Curtis Allen, Gavin Wright and Patrick Stein, all of whom are white, appeared stoic as the verdicts were read at the federal courthouse in Wichita. Defense lawyers had tried to convince jurors that their clients were manipulated by the F.B.I., and had been unfairly targeted for exercising their rights to own guns and speak freely. “He was a member of a militia. He loved his guns. This was a lifestyle,” Melody Brannon, a lawyer for Mr. Allen, told the mostly white jury. “The government tried to criminalize that lifestyle.”

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A 29-year-old man saved numerous lives during Tennessee Waffle House shooting.

Shaw Jr. said he was grazed by a bullet, treated for a minor gunshot wound and released from the hospital later in the morning... “I don’t know if it has hit me yet as far as witnessing other people dying,” Shaw Jr. said. “It's kind of, it shouldn’t have happened. When I was in the ambulance to hospital I kept thinking that I’m going to wake up and it’s not going to be real. It is something out a movie. I’m OK though, but I hate that it happened.” The suspect then fled on foot, nude, after shedding his coat, police said. Police said they are drafting warrants for murder charges against Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton Illinois, in connection to the shooting. Authorities continue to search for Reinking. A man believed to be Reinking was last seen in a wood line near Discovery at Mountain View Apartments on Mountain Springs Drive, near the Waffle House. The man was wearing black pants and no shirt, police said. The "hero" suffered an injury to his elbow, along with some other abrasions, Aaron said. He was taken to TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center, was treated for minor injuries and released, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Shaw Jr. can’t recall how many shots there were, just that a man was on the floor. Shaw Jr. said a bullet grazed and he jumped toward the bathroom. "I remember I was like ‘Dang, I’m basically in a barrel,’ ” Shaw Jr. said. “There is no place for me to go.” As the suspect came through the door, he needed to reload, Shaw Jr. said. That’s when he said he rushed him. “When he came in, I distinctively remember thinking that he is going to have to work for this kill,” Shaw Jr. said. “I had a chance to stop him and thankfully I stopped him.” He added: “I grabbed the gun and kept it down. He had one hand on it. I pulled it away and threw it over the bar.”  

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Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92 (VIDEO)

"A former first lady of the United States of America and relentless proponent of family literacy, Barbara Pierce Bush passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the age of 92," reads a statement from the office of former President George H.W. Bush.... Mrs. Bush served as the country's first lady from 1989 to 1993. She passed away shortly after deciding to forgo further medical treatments for her failing health. Her funeral will be held at St. Martin’s Church in Houston, when she and the former president have been devoted members for decades. Having been hospitalized numerous times while battling congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, she decided Sunday that she wanted to be "surrounded by a family she adores," according to an earlier statement released by Mr. Bush's office. "It will not surprise those who know her that Barbara Bush has been a rock in the face of her failing health, worrying not for herself -- thanks to her abiding faith -- but for others," the statement continued. "She is surrounded by a family she adores and appreciates the many kind messages and especially the prayers she is receiving." In January 2017, Mrs. Bush and her husband were hospitalized at the same time. She was being treated for bronchitis and the nation's 41st president was being treated for pneumonia. Mrs. Bush is one of only two first ladies in the history of the country who is also the mother of a president. Abigail Adams, the wife of John Adams, a founding father of the nation and its second president, was the mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth U.S. president. Mrs. Bush is the mother of George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States, and Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida who ran for president of the United States in 2016. During her tenure as the nation's first lady, Mrs. Bush, the mother of six children, was a champion for global literacy and continued the work after she and her husband left the White House. In 1989, she formed the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, which encourages parents to read to their children. "Literacy fits in with so many other things," she once told The Chicago Tribune. "If more people could read, fewer people would have AIDS. There would be less homelessness. I'm absolutely convinced of that."

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The US And Allies Have Launched Military Strikes On Syria After A Chemical Weapons Attack...

The US and allies launched military strikes on Syria on Friday night in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack... On a Damascus suburb that killed dozens of civilians. In an address to the nation, President Trump said the US "launched precision strikes" on targets associated with the Syrian chemical weapons program. "We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents," Trump said. The strikes were undertaken along with the UK and France. Trump said that the US does not want an "indefinite presence" in Syria and looks "forward to the day when we can bring our warriors home." Trump described the Middle East as a "troubled place" but singled out Russia and Iran as "most responsible for supporting, equipping, and financing the criminal Assad regime." "Russia must decide if it will continue down this dark path or if it will join with civilized nations as a force for stability and peace," Trump continued. "Hopefully some day we'll get along with Russia and maybe even Iran, but maybe not." News of the Syria strike came at the end of a day in which legal developments involving the special counsel investigation of Russia meddling in the 2016 election dominated the news. Just minutes after Trump’s address, witnesses reported hearing large explosions in Damascus and in the countryside of Homs. Early reports from Syria identified eight locations where missiles appeared to have struck, including military bases, research facilities, and a Republican guard brigade. https://t.co/6VLQYAlcto — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 14, 2018 UK Prime Minister Theresa May also said in a statement Friday night that she had authorized military strikes in response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons. The Assad regime has demonstrated a “pattern” of using the weapons on civilians, May said, and the UK had “sought every possible diplomatic channel” to resolve the crisis. “So there is no practicable alternative to the use of force to degrade and deter the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian Regime,” she continued. May added that the strikes were “not about intervening in a civil war,” but rather about sending “a clear signal to anyone else who believes they can use chemical weapons with impunity.”

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Donald Trump Will Meet With Kim Jong Un By May, South Korea Says....YEAH OK.....

President Donald Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by May in an effort to persuade the regime to abandon its nuclear weapon program, South Korean officials said Thursday. Chung Eui-Yong, South Korea’s national security adviser, told reporters gathered outside the White House that Kim expressed his “eagerness to meet” with Trump “as soon as possible” during a visit between the two countries earlier this week. South Korean officials have been in Washington this week to meet with the Trump administration and reportedly hand-delivered a letter from Kim to the White House. Trump briefly told the White House press corps earlier Thursday that South Korea would make a “major statement” about North Korea. He later told ABC’s Jonathan Karl that, “hopefully, you will give me credit” for the announcement.

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Texas Tech University said its campus was locked down because a shooter was "at large."

A Texas Tech student brought to the university's police station after a welfare check shot and killed an officer Monday night before bolting from the scene, officials said, locking down the campus and urging students and staff to "take shelter." Police had found "evidence of drugs and drug paraphernalia" in the student's room, university spokesman Chris Cook told the student newspaper the Daily Toreador. View image on Twitter: Texas Tech is on lockdown after an Tech PD officer was shot and killed. Suspect Hollis Daniels is on the loose. pic.twitter.com/Dh2rFwc2Ov — Sarah Self-Walbrick (@SarahFromtheAJ) October 10, 2017 After officers brought the student to the police station, that student pulled out a gun and shot one officer in the head, officials said. The suspect was described as 6 feet tall and 140 pounds with blue eyes and red hair, wearing blue jeans and a white T-shirt, KCBD reported. View image on Twitter:   Waiting for more information on a shooting at Texas Tech campus. Campus PD just sped off. Campus and UMC on lockdown. pic.twitter.com/VCbdKyWijG — Sarah Self-Walbrick (@SarahFromtheAJ) October 10, 2017 UPDATE:   Suspect IS in custody. Statement from Tech police chief and President Schovanec on Facebook live soon. https://t.co/11OTWbZvIb — Sarah Self-Walbrick (@SarahFromtheAJ) October 10, 2017

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