- 7:30 AM – Huntsville Police Chief Mark McMurray
- 8:30 AM – Lt. Randy Sutton, National Spokesman for Blue Lives Matter
- 9:00 AM – State Representative Mike Ball
• Around 8:40 a.m. on Sunday, the police in Baton Rouge were responding to a report of a man with a gun dressed in black walking near the Hammond Aire Plaza shopping center on Airline Highway. In a confrontation that lasted less than 10 minutes, three officers were killed and three others wounded, officials said.
• Kip Holden, the mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish, identified the gunman as Gavin Long of Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Long was a former Marine who had served from 2005 to 2010, and he had been deployed to Iraq in 2008, according to military records. He had received a national defense service medal and a reward for good conduct.
The media tried to pin this on “right-wing’ cranks…
Obama has blood on his hands… Again.
He did better yesterday…
Trump continues to be right on this…
One man driving a truck, 84 people dead.
Donald Trump wants to declare war on that.
It isn’t real policy. It’s rhetoric, a direct appeal to the gut, to the anger and fear people experience when they watch the reports from Nice.
Hillary Clinton wants us to be smarter, talk to our allies, and maybe hold a summit. Her typically wonky response reflects little understanding of what average Americans feel when they see bodies, strollers, and a stuffed animal strewn along a beach promenade.
During a discussion on thefatal attack on police officers today, CNN’s Bakari Sellers made the argument that America mustn’t allow the events in Louisiana to add to the narrative that there is race-based hostility towards law enforcement.
Erin Burnett was holding a panel on the attack’s aftermath, where she noted that today’s attack and the Dallas shooting are likely to perpetuate the cycle of incidents where police come under attack by young African-American men. Art Roderick agreed with Burnett, saying that the recent violence has already prompted law enforcement departments to bulk up their approaches to policing.
Baraki Sellers interjected at that point, saying it was “dangerous rhetoric” to say that the narrative that Black men are always shooting at police. Though Gavin Long and Micah Johnson were both African American men, Sellers voiced that it was imperative that today’s shooting didn’t feed into that particular position.
Um… Yes. It. Does.
The rest of the world is burning…
Hillary Clinton’s campaign ripped Donald Trump’s decision to pick Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as running mate Friday, calling Pence “the most extreme pick in a generation and was one of the earliest advocates for the Tea Party.”
“By picking Mike Pence as his running mate, Donald Trump has doubled down on some of his most disturbing beliefs by choosing an incredibly divisive and unpopular running mate known for supporting discriminatory politics and failed economic policies that favor millionaires and corporations over working families,” campaign chairman John Podesta said in a statement.
Also, he backed down…
Noting that Pence was one of the first Republicans to join the Tea Party Caucus led by then-Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Podesta also made note of a controversial law that Pence signed in 2015.
“As governor, Pence personally spearheaded an anti-LGBT law that legalized discrimination against the LGBT community, alienated businesses, caused boycotts, lost investments and embarrassed Hoosiers — a law he was later forced to revise,” Podesta said in the statement.
Trump’s RNC is going to be a mess…
Still with this?
The mothers of black Americans killed by police officers will feature prominently at the Democratic National Convention on the same night President Bill Clinton will address the delegates, the DNC committee announced Friday.
Among the names of speakers were Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner; Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin; and Lezley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, which Democrats have dubbed, “Mothers of Movement” for their activism after the death of their sons.
The group of mothers will highlight Hillary Clinton’s theme of “a lifetime of fighting for children and families,” one of four themes the convention will strive to project when it gavels in later this month.
On the convention’s first night, first lady Michelle Obama will be featured prominently, along with Clinton’s primary rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who endorsed Clinton earlier this week.
On Wednesday, President Obama and Vice President Biden will highlight the theme of “working together,” pointing to her service as secretary of State under the Obama administration, even after their own combative primary campaign in 2008.
Clinton will address delegates on the final night of the convention after her daughter, Chelsea Clinton. The DNCC said, “Hillary will speak about her vision for our country – her belief that we are stronger together and that America is at its best when we work together to solve our problems.”
Is this real?
Mike Brown tried to kill a cop. The media lied for months. Cities burned and cops died.
The DNC/Hillary Clinton are making a statement with this choice and it is far more radical than anything Trump could do.
FOLLOW UP: How we got here?
The head of Cleveland’s largest police union is calling on Ohio Gov. John Kasich to temporarily restrict the state’s gun laws during this week’s Republican National Convention following Sunday’s shooting in Louisiana that killed three officers and wounded at least three others.
“We are sending a letter to Gov. Kasich requesting assistance from him. He could very easily do some kind of executive order or something — I don’t care if it’s constitutional or not at this point,” Stephen Loomis, president of Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, told CNN. “They can fight about it after the RNC or they can lift it after the RNC, but I want him to absolutely outlaw open-carry in Cuyahoga County until this RNC is over.”
So-called “open carry” gun laws in Ohio allow for licensed firearm owners to wear their weapons in public. With the exception of a small “secure zone” inside and around the Quicken Loans Arena, residents, delegates and protesters are legally permitted to walk around the city — including within its 1.7 square mile regulated “event zone” — with any firearm not explicitly banned by the state.
Kasich, responding to the request, said: “Ohio governors do not have the power to arbitrarily suspend federal and state constitutional rights or state laws as suggested.”“The bonds between our communities and police must be reset and rebuilt — as we’re doing in Ohio — so our communities and officers can both be safe. Everyone has an important role to play in that renewal,” he said.
Absurd employee in Alabama Taco Bell fired for refusing service to a cop…
Trukey, ISIS’ pathway to Europe, is in chaos…
America is NOT better than this…
Concerns about unsafe terrain, trespassing and other issues have become an issue for Pokemon Go players amidst the hit Nintendo game’s otherwise mega-positive hype. Now, what many would consider a Pokemon GO nightmare-scenario has come close to unfolding in Florida – where a man has admitted to firing a handgun at two teenagers playing the game near his house.
Confirmed to ABC News by Flagler County, FL Sheriff’s Office spokesman James Troiano, an unnamed local homeowner claims to have been awakened around 1:30 am on Saturday, July 17, by the sounds of two teenagers who had parked on the street outside his house. It was later revealed they were playing Pokemon GO (currently the most-downloaded mobile game in U.S. history), which tasks players with traveling to points on a map via GPS to capture randomly-spawning video game creatures and collect necessary items.
The man has admitted to having procured a handgun and approaching the vehicle, which Troiano says he (the unnamed man) then fired “several shots” at as it sped away. According to The Orlando Sentinel, the gunman claims that he first confronted the car (at gunpoint) from the front and had to dodge it as it drove away, and that he initially suspected that the teenagers may have robbed his home when he heard one ask “Did you get anything?” According to the would-be victims, they had actually been attempting to capture two Pokemon, Marowak and Tauros, listed as being somewhere in the vicinity.
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