Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Seriously?


"Poop shame is real..."

I'm so tired of thugs being turned into victims...they shot at him first.


Three masked teenagers attempted to rob three residents in the front yard of a Georgia home early Monday morning, the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office said.

As the teens — one 15 years old and the other two 16 years old — approached the Conyers home, one resident fired back and hit all three suspects, the sheriff's office said.
One teen died at the scene, and the other two died at a hospital, officials said, adding that none of the victims of the attempted robbery were injured. No charges have been filed, the sheriff's office said.

'He didn't have to kill them'

According to WSB-TV, two of the suspects in the 4 a.m. incident were brothers. And following the incident, a group related to one of the suspects gathered near the scene and told the station the teens didn't deserve to die.
Image source: WSB-TV video screenshot
"He didn't have to kill them," one female told WSB.


A male in the group added to the station: "That's not how it's supposed to go. I understand one shot to stop the people, the victims or whatever — but aggressively to shoot these little teens, that's ... overkill. That's too much to handle."
Image source: WSB-TV video screenshot

'He's a nice dude'

But neighbor Asteria Williams seemed to vouch for the homeowner's character.
"He's a nice, caring dude," she told WSB. "If they would've knocked on his door and asked for anything, he would've gave to them. He's a nice dude."
Image source: WSB-TV video screenshot
Neighbors told the station the homeowner is a truck driver who owns a semi-automatic rifle and is highly protective of his mother. A woman was among the three people at the home during the shooting, WSB reported.
A sheriff's office spokesman on Wednesday told TheBlaze there's no information available regarding the type of gun the homeowner used.

Anything else?

The station added that deputies found the teens outside the home after the homeowner called 911 for help.
"I heard a guy yelling for help: 'Help me, help me, I'm dying, I'm dying, help me, help me,'" neighbor Brian Jenkins told WSB.
Another neighbor, Carlos Watson, told the station he heard gunfire and ran out to help: "It was five shots, and then it sounded like a handgun. Then I heard somebody have an assault rifle. And it was a slew of shots that came out."


American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging jet may have terrorist ties, feds say.....may? PC is going to kill us all.


An American Airlines jet’s navigation system was disabled by a Miami mechanic disgruntled over stalled contract negotiations, according to federal charges.  MIAMI HERALD ARCHIVO
An American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging a navigation system on a flight with 150 people aboard at Miami International Airport was denied bond by a federal judge on Wednesday after prosecutors suggested he may have links to a Middle East terrorist organization.
Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, a 60-year-old veteran employee, told investigators after his arrest earlier this month that he disabled the system because he was upset over stalled union contract negotiations with the airline and wanted to generate some overtime for maintenance on the plane. He said he meant no harm to anyone, and the July 17 flight was aborted before takeoff after an error alert appeared on the navigation system.
But federal prosecutors revealed new information about possible motives that prompted Magistrate Judge Chris McAliley to keep Alani behind bars, ruling that he posed a danger to the community and a flight risk.
“I have evidence before me that suggests you could be sympathetic to terrorists,” McAliley said, calling his alleged tampering with the aircraft “highly reckless and unconscionable.”

His arraignment on a sabotage-related charge is scheduled for Friday; if convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison.
At his detention hearing, prosecutors said that since his arrest investigators with the FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force have learned that Alani lied about taking a trip to Iraq in March to visit his brother, and that he told a fellow American Airlines employee in June that his brother had been kidnapped and was a member of the extremist Islamic group known as ISIS. 
Prosecutors also said Alani allowed the FBI to search his smartphone and agents found a “disturbing” ISIS video in which a person was being shot in the head, and that he sent the video to someone with an Arabic message asking “Allah” to take revenge against non-Muslims. In addition, they said Alani sent $700 to someone in Iraq, where he was born and has family.
Prosecutor Maria Medetis told the judge that when federal investigators questioned Alani after his arrest on Sept. 5, he told them he had an “evil side” and that he “wanted to do something to delay” the plane “to get overtime” for maintenance repairs. After putting in a double shift on July 17, he actually did some overtime work on the disabled plane. On average, he made $9,400 a month as an American mechanic.
But the prosecutor also said Alani admitted to investigators that his tampering with the plane’s navigation system was dangerous. When they asked him whether he would allow himself or his own family to fly on the jet without the system, he said “no,” Medetis said.
Medetis said investigators also spoke with the American Airlines pilot of the targeted plane, and he said that without a functional navigation system “it could have resulted in a crash.” The plane’s so-called air data module is a system that reports aircraft speed, pitch and other critical flight data to pilots. Alani is accused of disabling the system that served the pilot.
But Alani’s assistant federal public defender, Christian Dunham, said the prosecutors were exaggerating the evidence. He pointed out that there was a second navigation system still working on the plane so his alleged sabotage could not have caused it to crash.
“We don’t believe he intentionally endangered the safety of people” on that flight, said Dunham, who sought a pretrial bond signed by Alani’s family members in California and Florida. “I think the government is blowing this out of proportion.”
None of the passengers and crew on the flight from Miami to Nassau were injured because his tampering with the air data module caused an error alert as the pilots powered up the plane’s engines on the runway July 17, according to a complaint affidavit.
As a result, flight No. 2834 was aborted and taken out of service for routine maintenance at American’s hangar at MIA, which is when the tampering with the ADM system was discovered during an inspection. An AA mechanic found a loosely connected tube in front of the nose gear underneath the cockpit that had been deliberately obstructed with some sort of hard foam material.
Alani is charged with “willfully damaging, destroying or disabling an aircraft.”
According to the complaint affidavit, Alani glued the foam inside the tube leading from outside the American Airlines plane to its air data module. As a result, if the plane had taken off that day from MIA, the pilots would have had to operate the aircraft manually because the ADM system would not have received any computer data.
Federal Air Marshals zeroed in on Alani, who has worked as an American Airlines mechanic since September 1988, after reviewing video footage that captured him exiting a white truck on the morning of July 17 at concourse D and approaching the plane, which had just arrived from Orlando, the affidavit says. The footage showed Alani, who walks with a limp, accessing the aircraft’s compartment where the navigation system was located in the plane, according to the affidavit, which was filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Alani, the federal charges said, spent about seven minutes doing the sabotage.
Air marshals, part of the Transportation Security Administration, conducted interviews with three other AA mechanics who were with Alani after he tampered with the plane. They helped investigators identify him from the video footage.
Before his arrest, Alani, who lived in Tracy, California, near San Francisco, regularly commuted to Miami to work as an American mechanic. In Miami, he shared a home with another American employee.
Relations have become so strained between the 12,000-employee mechanics’ union and American Airlines that the organization vowed a “bloody” battle over the course of the summer that has led to bitter legal fights in Texas, where the company is headquartered. After his arrest, the company condemned Alani’s wrongdoing and said it was cooperating with authorities.

Christine Blasey Ford’s Friend Doesn’t Believe Her On Kavanaugh Accusation, Says New Book.

Christine Blasey Ford’s Friend Doesn’t Believe Her On Kavanaugh Accusation, Says New Book

"I don't have any confidence in the story."

Win McNamee / Staff / Getty Images 
Brett Kavanaugh was accused of trying to rape Christine Blasey Ford at a party when she was 15 and he 17 sometime in the 1980s (she doesn't remember what year). Ford said that the boozy party at a home near Columbia Country Club outside Washington, D.C., was attended by five people: herself, Kavanaugh, Mark Judge, Patrick Smyth, and Leland Keyser.
 
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When the attempted rape accusation emerged during his Senate confirmation hearing on his nomination to join the Supreme Court, Kavanaugh "categorically and unequivocally" denied the allegation. Judge, a longtime friend of Kavanaugh's, also denied the charge.
Smyth, meanwhile, said he never attended the party.
That left Keyser as the sole possible corroboration for Ford's story. But through her attorneys, Keyser said at the time that she did not know Kavanaugh and had no memory of the party nor any attempted sexual assault, shattering Ford's claim. The Washington Post, though, wrote in September 2018 that "she believes Ford's assertions."
But a new book now says that Keyser doesn't believe Ford's story.
"Buried at the end of their new book 'The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation,' reporters Robin Pogebrin and Kate Kelly quietly admit that Christine Blasey Ford’s lifelong friend Leland Keyser did not believe her friend's tale of a sexual assault at a party they both supposedly attended. Keyser was named by Ford as a witness, one of four who denied any knowledge of the event in question," reports The Federalist, which got an advance copy of the book.
The book offers no evidence in support of the allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford, but, they write, their "gut reaction" was that her allegations "rang true."
Their "gut" instinct was based on the fact that Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh grew up in the same rough area and she had dated one of his friends. Further, Leland Keyser had gone out on a date — maybe even two dates, they're not sure — with a friend of Kavanaugh's. "None of that means that Ford was, in fact, assaulted by Kavanaugh," they write, "But it does mean that she has a baseline level of credibility as an accuser." It is unclear what they mean.
 
The whole tale falls apart at the end of the book, Mollie Hemingway writes. There, the authors say: "We spoke multiple times to Keyser, who also said that she didn't recall that get-together or any others like it. In fact, she challenged Ford's accuracy. 'I don't have any confidence in the story.'"
In her own book, "Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court," Hemingway details the pressure applied on Keyser to get her to back up Ford's tale. The new book does so, too, saying Ford's friends "had grown frustrated with Keyser. Her comments about the alleged Kavanaugh incident had been too limited, some of them felt, and did not help their friend's case. Surely, given what a close friend Keyser had been, she could say more to substantiate Ford’s testimony and general veracity, even if she could not corroborate Ford's more specific memories."
The pressure grew intense. "I was told behind the scenes that certain things could be spread about me if I didn't comply," Keyser told the authors.
And the new book delves into one bizarre aspect of Ford's claim: How she got home after she abruptly left the party, which was miles away from her house.
 
As previously reported in "Justice on Trial," Keyser continues to think about the story in which she was supposed to have played a part. She has both "logistical and character-driven" problems with it. Focusing on one of the angles that many women had trouble believing, she says, "It would be impossible for me to be the only girl at a get-together with three guys, have her leave, and then not figure out how she's going to get home."
The authors previously note that Blasey Ford suggested that Keyser might have driven her home, which they do not note is a change from her claim that she does not know how she got home. Keyser also reflects that the get-togethers of their youth were not like the one Ford described. She adds, "I just really didn’t have confidence in the story."
Ford, whose story was never corroborated, collected more than $1 million from a GoFundMe page. In a sad illustration of today's world, Keyser has collected just $7,865, even though, as her page notes, she "stood up and did what was right when she had everything to lose and nothing to gain."

Biden wants to release non violent criminals. Gavin Newsome one-ups by releasing convicted murderers

Gov. Newsom Commutes Sentences of 21 Violent Criminals Incarcerated in CA Prisons – Including 4 Murderers with Life Sentences

Far-left California Governor Gavin Newsom commuted sentences of 21 violent criminals including 4 murderers with life sentences without possibility of parole.
One of the murderers was arrested in 1993 for fatally shooting a man during a carjacking and another was incarcerated in 1991 for killing an armed guard during a robbery.
A man who served 31 years of 2 life sentences for a double murder in 1988 was also given clemency by Newsom.
 
SacBee reported:
Gov. Gavin Newsom is commuting the sentences of 21 violent offenders incarcerated in California prisons, including four men who have convictions related to homicides in Sacramento County, the governor’s office announced Friday.
Jacoby Felix, Crystal Jones, Andrew Crater and Luis Alberto Velez were convicted of separate murders in the 1990s. All four, now granted commutations by Newsom, were convicted in Sacramento County and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The clemency action was announced Friday in a statement from the governor’s office, which describes the crimes committed by those four men and 17 other state prisoners, and explains the reasoning for commuting their sentences.
“The Governor carefully reviewed each application and considered a number of factors, including the circumstances of the crime and the sentence imposed, the applicant’s conduct while in prison and the applicant’s self-development efforts since the offense, including whether they have made use of available rehabilitative programs and addressed treatment needs,” a statement from Newsom’s office said.
Newsom’s commutations can be rejected or upheld by the California Supreme Court. Recall, the California Supreme Court rejected 10 clemency actions by the state’s former Gov. Jerry Brown.
Newsom’s ex-wife Kimberly Guilfoyle blasted him for releasing murderers with life sentences, calling his move a “threat to public safety.”

When Newsom isn’t flooding California with dangerous illegal aliens, he’s releasing violent criminals and murderers from prison.
Click here to read about the other violent criminals Gavin Newsom wants released from California prisons.