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Sunday, August 31, 2014



Texas Governor Rick Perry warned a packed DC audience at DC’s Heritage Foundation headquarters Thursday that without swift action, terrorists from groups like the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) will “slip across our un-secure border.” In a speech linking the immigration reform debate to the current crisis in Iraq, Perry claimed there is “a very real possibility” that terrorists have already entered the country by crossing the desert from Mexico.

Perry cited only one anecdote to back up this claim: the recent detention at the border of a Ukrainian national. But she wasn’t a terrorist. She was the wife of a US marine.

Still, he maintained, the possibility is there. “I think there’s obvious, great concern about the border not being secure and us not knowing who is penetrating across,” he said. “The cartels, as vicious and brutal as they are, might be the least of our worries. What other bad actors are coming here, or for that matter, have arrived already? Where did they come from? What did they bring with them?”

Yet, as Perry himself admitted, there is “no clear evidence” of anyone affiliated with terrorism ever crossing the US/Mexico border. Nearly every attack or failed plot over the past decade has been carried out by a US citizen—like accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev—or those who came on legal visas, like the Al Qaeda operatives on 9/11. And the cross-border terrorist plans that have been discovered have come from our northern border.

The US State Department’s own terrorism assessment last year noted that “there were no known operational cells of either al-Qa’ida or Hizballah in the hemisphere.” They added:
“There are no known international terrorist organizations operating in Mexico, and there is no evidence that any terrorist group has targeted U.S. citizens in Mexican territory.”
But Perry continues to cite this fear as the basis for his belief that neither Congress or the President should pursue any type of immigration reform until the US Mexico border is “secured” using the Border Patrol, the National Guard, and 24-hour surveillance drones.
“Until the federal government meets that duty and secures that border, all talk of immigration reform is pointless,” he said.
Perry’s DC remarks—which swung from immigration to the degenerating conflict in Iraq and his predictions for November’s midterm elections—comes just before a trip to the early primary state of New Hampshire—another in a series of moves that hint at another run for the White House in 2016.

It should be noted that Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby told CNN Friday that he’s seen nothing to back up Perry’s claim. “I’ve seen no indication that they are coming across the border with Mexico,” Kirby said on New Day. “We have no information that leads us to believe that.”

This just in: Rick Perry says he thinks Obama is secretly Voldemort and would have gotten away with it if not for those meddling kids. Zoinks!

Roger West

Saturday, August 30, 2014


CNN, The Situation Room, Aug. 29, 2014. Rep. Peter King attacks President Obama for wearing a tan suit during his press briefing this week and for talking about the economy before the threat from ISIS.

Peter King, you are today's asshat of the day. Congratulations numbnutz!

Roger West

Friday, August 29, 2014


There aren't many rules at gun ranges to prevent the sort of tragedy that happened Monday when a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed her instructor with an Uzi.

The owner of the gun range where anyone 8 years or older is permitted to shoot a gun said he regretted allowing the girl to use a gun and was considering height restrictions similar to those at amusement parks. The National Rifle Association, meanwhile, sent a tweet that was later deleted from its new NRA Women initiative that read, “7 Ways Children Can Have Fun at the Shooting Range.”

Monday’s tragedy was an accident — one of many that occur every year, including in instructional settings. And overwhelmingly eclipsed by the number of everyday homicides and suicides that happen in the home or on the street.

But a lack of age restrictions isn't the only way gun ranges are safety-free zones, and potentially the sites of preventable deaths. Inside gun ranges, individuals can also “rent” a gun without any of the precautions that happen before an individual buys a gun. They don’t have to pass a criminal background check. There’s no check of their mental health records, although some require individuals to attest to their mental competence. Many gun ranges don’t even collect names or identification. And that’s not even the worst part.

Even those gun ranges that want to check the backgrounds for rental customers are not permitted to. Stephen Fischer of the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services told Politico Magazine earlier this month that individuals who rent guns don’t actually “possess” them because they don’t take them off the premises. So federal background check law doesn't apply, and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is not permitted to conduct a check. Many states, including Florida, take the same position that they will not conduct background checks for gun rentals.

It was in a Florida gun range that Marie Moore fatally shot her adult son and then herself in 2009. Because Moore had been involuntarily institutionalized in 2002, she couldn't have passed a background check. But she didn't have to in order to rent a gun at Shoot Straight.

Hers was the second shooting death in the course of a month at the state’s largest independent gun-shop chain. And after the second incident, a suicide, Shoot Straight changed its policy to halt rentals until it could implement a background check system. That was before owner Joerg Jaeger learned that he wasn't allowed to background check renters. For a time, Shoot Straight started allowing rentals again. But a spate of at least 11 more suicides followed in the Orlando area. So in January of 2014, the chain banned rentals altogether.

Left to their own devices, other gun ranges have implemented varying policies. Oak Ridge Gun Range has profiled those who have committed suicides and stopped renting guns to individuals who fit that profile. “We don’t rent to any white male Florida resident who comes in alone,” owner John Harvey told the Orlando Sentinel. “In the past 30 years, we've never had a suicide that wasn’t a white male Florida resident who came in alone.”

But most gun ranges still allow rentals, which they consider to be a lucrative and important part of their business. Jon Kirson of the Orlando Gun Club estimated that 90 percent of his customers that eventually purchase guns first rent those guns to try them out, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Kirson also had his own idea for gun rentals. He has a “buddy policy” that requires two or more adults to buy guns together — reducing the likelihood that individuals will come in alone to commit suicide. This policy, however, wouldn't have stopped Moore from killing not just herself but her son. It wouldn't have stopped sisters Kristin and Candice Hermeler who killed themselves in a suicide pact in a Colorado shooting range. And it wouldn't have stopped Eddie Ray Routh.

Routh is charged with having shot and killed two fellow military veterans including decorated Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle at a Texas shooting range in 2013. Before that incident, Routh had been hospitalized twice after exhibiting emotional disturbance and threatening to kill his family. It’s not clear that he would have failed a background check. But at Rough Creek Lodge he didn’t have to. The guns were laid out for him when he arrived.

Has a story ever ended well when it begins with "a nine year old with an Uzi"?

Roger West

Thursday, August 28, 2014


Still catching up after vacation, Jon Stewart turned his attention to the spiraling violence in Iraq and Syria.

Roger West

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


At long last, Jon Stewart and The Daily Show crew are back. Jump below the fold to see Jon take the "Ferguson Protest Challenge" and then unleash a powerful tirade on the Fox News coverage of the Michael Brown shooting.

First up, in a quick intro, Jon Stewart accepted and took the Ferguson challenge! Watch as he endures mace and a pepper spray!



Thank God Jon's back, nobody shames Faux News like Jon!

Roger West

Tuesday, August 26, 2014



This past Sunday the, Washington Post featured an article which provided a granular background piece about the troubled upbringing and early law enforcement career of 28-year-old Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri police officer who, on August 9th - when he abandoned all realistic public policing procedures - and he grotesquely fired at least six 9 mm bullets into 18-year-old Michael Brown, executing him on the spot.

This spot, is where Michael Brown laid on public display, in a pool of his own blood for four hours—and then for good measure, not getting the courtesy of a hearse, was tossed into the back of a police SUV like road kill - the first of two weeks’ worth of shocking, visual reminders, laid unearthed for all the world to witness - everything that’s wrong with the institutionalized racism that runs rampant throughout America’s militarized police state, today.

WaPo: Darren Wilson’s previous job was at disbanded PD fraught w/ racial tension, like Ferguson.

Yesterdays delayed and highly emotional start to the new school year in Ferguson, the Huffington Post jumped onboard about the preposterous recent history of the Ferguson Police Department with a story (SEE: "Ferguson Police Officer Justin Cosma Hog-Tied And Injured A Young Child, Lawsuit Alleges") about the gauche behavior of a plethora of St. Louis County law enforcement officers, specifically focusing upon - two of Ferguson's 50 white (out of a total of 53) police officers (in a city where almost 70% of its citizens are African-American), starting with patrolman Justin Cosma. Officer Cosma joined the city’s force in Fall 2012, “transferring” from his job as a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy where it’s alleged (in a pending lawsuit by the victim) that he choked, hog-tied and otherwise beat the shit out of a 12-year-old boy in front of his own house. The child's capital crime - was checking his mailbox at the end of his driveway.

As you’ll soon see below - another Ferguson police officer, Eddie Boyd III - According to the Huffington Post, Boyd has faced “allegations of hitting children” (including pistol-whipping a 12-year-old girl in the head; and, in a separate incident, repeating the same behavior against a teenage boy, this time his nose was the recipient of the abuse) while serving in the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Eventually, and after being demoted, Boyd “resigned" - and you guessed it, Boyd was hired by the Ferguson Police Department sometime between July 2009 and December 2010.”

Monday’s New York Times has a lead story that is, perhaps and by far, the most cloying article on the behavior of Darren Wilson and the overall practices of the FPD (SEE BELOW: "Darren Wilson Was Low-Profile Officer With Unsettled Early Days”).

In their totality, these latest stories depict the deplorable operations of police within the FPD.

Here are the links and excerpts from Sunday's Huffington Post piece and yesterday's NYT article:


Ferguson Police Officer Justin Cosma Hog-Tied And Injured A Young Child, Lawsuit Alleges

Ashley Alman and Ryan J. Reilly
Huffington Post
Posted: 08/24/2014 5:48 pm EDT Updated: 5 hours ago

WASHINGTON -- A Ferguson police officer who helped detain a journalist in a McDonald's earlier this month is in the midst of a civil rights lawsuit because he allegedly hog-tied a 12-year-old boy who was checking the mail at the end of his driveway.

According to a lawsuit filed in 2012 in Missouri federal court, Justin Cosma and another officer, Richard Carter, approached a 12-year-old boy who was checking the mailbox at the end of his driveway in June 2010. Cosma was an officer with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office at the time, the lawsuit states. The pair asked the boy if he'd been playing on a nearby highway, and he replied no, according to the lawsuit.

Then, the officers "became confrontational" and intimidated the child, the lawsuit claims. "Unprovoked and without cause, the deputies grabbed [the boy], choked him around the neck and threw him to the ground," it says. The boy was shirtless at the time, and allegedly "suffered bruising, choke marks, scrapes and cuts across his body."

The 12-year-old was transferred to a medical facility for treatment, but the lawsuit says Cosma and the other officer reported the incident as "assault of a law enforcement officer third degree” and “resisting/interfering with arrest, detention or stop."

Jefferson County prosecutors "refused to issue a juvenile case" against the young child, the suit says.

The allegations against Cosma were made in September 2012, shortly after he was introduced as a new officer at a Ferguson City Council meeting. Jefferson County is just south of Ferguson.

Near to this point in the Huffington Post article, journalists Alman and Rielly proceed into a short list of some of the other officer-related perversions at the FPD and elsewhere in suburban St. Louis, over the past couple of weeks, which include:

• FPD officer Eddie Boyd III, whose plight was discussed farther up in this post.

Dan Page, a St. Ann Police Department officer for 35 years, who "was suspended from duty for inflammatory comments made while addressing the Oath Keepers of St. Louis and St. Charles." If some readers recall, it was Page who "made racist and sexist remarks, called President Obama an “illegal alien,” denounced hate crime laws and spoke flippantly about violence and killings. The video, uploaded to YouTube in April, was uncovered by CNN after Page pushed anchor Don Lemon on Aug. 18 during demonstrations in Ferguson."

• St. Louis County police officer Lt. Ray Albers, who was suspended from duty, just a few days ago, "after he threatened civilians in Ferguson, pointing his gun at them and shouting, 'I will fucking kill you.'


Darren Wilson Was Low-Profile Officer With Unsettled Early Days

AUG. 25, 2014

…As a teenager, Darren Wilson lived in St. Peters, Mo., a mostly white city of 54,000 about 20 miles west of Ferguson, where his environment was chaotic. He was the eldest of three children of Tonya Dee Durso, who, records show, carried out financial crimes, including against Sandra Lee Finney, who lived across the street and had believed they were friends.

“It’s a terrible thing that has happened now, but he did have a troubled childhood,” Ms. Finney said in an interview, adding that Officer Wilson’s family had somewhat awkwardly stayed in the neighborhood — moving just one door down — even after his mother was convicted of stealing and forgery in 2001.

After her bank informed her that it was freezing her accounts, Ms. Finney said she learned that numerous credit cards had been opened in her name, her mail was being stolen, her phones were secretly forwarded across the street, and the thief had managed to obtain her driver’s license and a copy of the key to her front door. Among the purchases: tens of thousands of dollars of candles; home decorations; furniture; clothes, including some from American Eagle Outfitters, which Ms. Finney says was Officer Wilson’s favorite store at the time; and hockey gear.

“All the while, she’d come over and sit at my kitchen table to chat and say how she would help me with this terrible thing that was happening to us,” Ms. Finney said of Ms. Durso, whom she described as a thin, blonde woman who seemed upper-middle class. “What hurt me more than all of it was what she did to those kids.”

Ms. Durso pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation. Not long after, in 2002, when Officer Wilson was a sophomore in high school, Ms. Durso died at age 35 and one of his stepfathers was granted guardianship until he finished high school. An obituary cited natural causes.

Years later, Ms. Finney said she was stunned when she saw her former neighbor appear outside the old house in a police uniform. “My husband and I thought, ‘How did he get to be a police officer?’ ”

After attending the police academy, Officer Wilson began work in Jennings, another suburb, in June 2009…

Officer Wilson’s formative experiences in policing came in a department that wrestled historically with issues of racial tension, mismanagement and turmoil. During Officer Wilson’s brief tenure, another officer was fired for a wrongful shooting, and a lieutenant was accused of stealing federal funds. In 2011, in the wake of federal and state investigations into the misuse of grant money, the department closed, and the city entered into a contract to be policed by the county…

There’s something terribly wrong within the political bailiwick of the state of Missouri, specifically with regards to the lack of local enforcement of civil rights laws in St. Louis County.

It would appear, that for Ferguson and surrounding militarized police stations, that when you give a man a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

Roger West

Monday, August 25, 2014



Ferguson police admitted they were working with the originator of the fundraiser to coordinate it, even as racist comments were rolling in with the money.

That fundraising page has been taken down and transferred to a new one sponsored by a non-profit organization. The Wire:
The GoFundMe crowd-sourcing fundraiser for the Ferguson police officer who killed Michael Brown has been taken over by Shield of Hope, a charity run by the local police union. Since Shield of Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, all donations from here on out will now be tax deductible. The original fundraiser had raised over $235,000 before passing on the torch to Shield of Hope. The new Shield of Hope-run page has raised over $11,000 on its own. Originally called the Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge 15 Charitable Foundation, Shield of Hope was founded in late 2011. (The name was changed shortly after.) According to a filing with the Missouri Secretary of State's office, the charity's board of directors include the Ferguson Police Department's Public Relations Officer Timothy Zoll, Missouri State Rep. Jeffrey Roorda (a former police officer), and Florissant City Council member Joe Eagan.


So let me get this straight, these folks were working with the original founders who had no problem leaving the racist comments up there and taking donations, having party with food and guns - and taking money from pasty white racists. Racism much?

If there was any further doubt that the Ferguson police department has a problem? LGF:

It's truly disturbing how effective this propaganda machine has been at creating the narrative of a policeman busting a suspected "strong-arm" shoplifter and heroically gunning him down after he turned violent. Albeit there is not one shred of evidence that their scenario is accurate, and there's a ton of evidence that it's wrong, but that doesn't even slow it down. So many of those comments are just parroting the Blaze, Fox, Rush, and, disturbingly, the New York Times.

Propaganda works best on ignorant people, now enters the low info voter of Faux News, and the money givers to Ofc. Wilson.

Take a look at the "hoards" [Snark] of supporters for Ofc Wilson at any video taped environment, notice any African-Americans" I say not!

Only thing missing from these supporters.......the white coned dunce caps of the KKK.


Tea Bagger Extraordinaire and dead Breitbart flunky Dana Loesch gets punked.

Roger West

Sunday, August 24, 2014


For most of the last year, the Supreme Court has forced the Obama Administration into an elaborate dance, where the Court hands down orders casting doubt upon the administration’s efforts to ensure that all women have access to affordable birth control — while simultaneously implying that everything would be fine if the administration just designed their birth control policy a different way. Friday, the administration is expected to announce a new policy that appears designed to end this dance and force the justices to rule definitively on whether employers with religious objections to birth control effectively have the power to restrict their employees’ access to birth control coverage, no matter how the government structures its regulations.

Up until now, the administration’s rules treated non-profit and for-profit employers as separate entities. Religious non-profits who object to birth control could exempt themselves from the requirement to offer contraceptive care to their employees by filling out a specific form that informs the government of their objection, and sending a copy of the form to their insurance provider or administrator. In most cases, once the non-profit employer submitted this form, their insurer would then contract separately with their workers to ensure that those workers had contraceptive coverage. These non-profit rules spawned one round of litigation brought by religious non-profit organizations which claim that even being required to fill out a short form violates their religious liberty.

Meanwhile, for-profit employees were required to comply with their legal obligations to their employees. Prior to the Supreme Court’s June decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, which significantly reworked the balance of power between employers and employees, the law was clear that for-profit businesses could not invoke their owners’ religious beliefs to exempt themselves from their legal obligations to their workers. “When followers of a particular sect enter into commercial activity as a matter of choice,” the Court held in its 1982 decision in United States v. Lee, “the limits they accept on their own conduct as a matter of conscience and faith are not to be superimposed on the statutory schemes which are binding on others in that activity.” Hobby Lobby, of course, was the culmination of a second round of litigation brought by for-profit employers whose owners have religious objections to birth control. And it effectively eliminated the protections Lee extended to workers, at least with respect to federal law.

In both the non-profit cases and the for-profit cases, the Supreme Court has issued decisions suggesting that it would totally be fine for the Obama Administration to guarantee that most women in the workplace have contraceptive health coverage, if only they would do a better job of designing their regulations. Last January, for example, the Court temporarily exempted an order of nuns from the requirement that they fill out the form they are required to fill out in order to obtain an exemption from the birth control rules. Yet the Court’s order in that case also required the nuns to “inform the Secretary of Health and Human Services in writing” of their intention to seek the exemption if they wanted to invoke it. The implication was the form itself was somehow problematic, and everything would be fine if the Obama Administration had just required non-profit employers to use a different method to inform the government that they are invoking the exemption.

Meanwhile, the Hobby Lobby opinion granted many for-profit employers a religious exemption from the birth control rules, but it also strongly implied that everything would be fine if the Obama Administration had only applied the same regime it applies to non-profit employers to for-profit employers as well. That is, all would be good if, instead of requiring Hobby Lobby to offer birth control coverage directly, Hobby Lobby should instead fill out a form and send a copy of it to their insurer, and then that insurer would provide coverage to Hobby Lobby’s workers. The implication this time around was that the administration’s fill-out-the-form solution struck an appropriate balance between protecting women in the workplace and also shielding religious liberty, and that it would be upheld by the Court.

Only a few days later, however, the Court handed down another order suggesting that the fill-out-a-form solution wasn’t actually a solution at all. In Wheaton College v. Burwell, the justices granted a Christian college a temporary exemption from the requirement than they fill out the form — once again holding that the college could simply “inform[] the Secretary of Health and Human Services in writing” that they wish to invoke the exemption. In dissent, Justice Sotomayor accused the Court of shifting the goal posts just days after Hobby Lobby. “Those who are bound by our decisions usually believe they can take us at our word,” Sotomayor wrote. “Not so today.”

So the Obama Administration could be forgiven if it believes that it has been cast in the role of Charlie Brown, and that the Supreme Court has assigned itself the role of Lucy while she is holding a football. Nevertheless, the new regulations the administration is expected to announce Friday appear to rest on the assumption that the Court can be taken at its word, and that if the administration provides virtually every accommodation to religious objectors that the justices have thus-far demanded, then its newest round of regulations will be upheld.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the new regulations provide that “institutions would have to tell the federal government which company administers their health-insurance plan, and the government would then contact that administrator to ask it to arrange contraception coverage for the institution’s employees. The administrator would likely turn to a traditional insurance company to fund the benefits, and the insurance company would later be reimbursed by the federal government.”

In other words, the new regulations honor Hobby Lobby‘s suggestion that the justices will tolerate a program that places the obligation to cover contraception in the hands of the insurer, not the employer. And they honor Wheaton College‘s suggestion that, even if a particular form is objectionable, employers can still be required to inform the government that they are seeking an exemption from the law using some other method.

The one remaining question is whether the Court will tolerate the new rules’ requirement that religious employers “tell the federal government which company administers their health-insurance plan,” a requirement that goes beyond the obligations the Court imposed in its Wheaton College order. The employers who have raised the staunchest objections to birth control have often claimed that they cannot take any action that will set in motion a chain of events that leads to someone receiving contraception, as doing so would make them “complicit” in the act of providing birth control. If the justices are determined honor even this idiosyncratic objection, then it is unclear that the administration could provide any accommodation that would survive Supreme Court review.

Such a holding, it should be noted, would gut a key limit on federal religious liberty law. Under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was the statute the Court relied upon in Hobby Lobby, the federal government may not “substantially burden a person’s exercise of religion” except in certain circumstances. But if requiring someone to write a two sentence letter naming an insurance company can be a “substantial burden,” then anything can be a substantial burden. It’s difficult to imagine a less burdensome act that could be imposed upon someone then requiring them to toss off a letter they could probably draft in 30 seconds.

In any event, however, the Obama Administration’s new rules will likely put an end to the Supreme Court’s ability to move the goalposts every time someone raises a new objection to the administration’s policy. The administration has now crafted its rules to comply almost to the letter with the requirements suggested by previous Supreme Court opinions. Now, the rest of the country will have to wait to find out whether Hobby Lobby actually permits this latest set of rules — or whether the language in that decision leading the Obama Administration in this direction will simply end with Lucy pulling away the football one more time.

cross-posted from thinkprogress


Saturday, August 23, 2014



Don Lemon reports that the officer who shoved him out of the way and who also ranted at an Oathkeepers gathering has been suspended from duty.

Mr. Page has now been relieved of duty and ordered into psychological counseling.

How many cops does this make form the Ferguson case to be wrangled in and suspended? Yet the African-Americans are the one that are out of control? Is the the culture of all police in this department?

Its hard to fathom that no other officer he works with - that they where not aware of this sociopaths ways. Now enters the "police code of silence", which is the idea of an unwritten rule that exists among police officers not to report on a colleague's errors, misconducts, or crimes.

Officer Dan Page needs to be in straight jacket, in a padded cell for the remainder of his natural born life. At a minimum he is never to wear a badge as a peace officer!

For officer Dan Page its time to bring back Nurse Ratched and an18 wheeler stuffed with Thorazine darts.

And police have the gumption to wonder why they are not trusted?

Cue the wing-nuts whining about how he's being deprived of his First Amendment rights, yada, yada .......

Officer Dan Page, you are today's most disgusting human of the world! Congratulations asshat!

Roger West

Friday, August 22, 2014



On Thursday, Governor Bob McDonnell took the stand in his own defense. It was Day 19 of his corruption trial, and the time had finally come for him to tell his side of the story.

As one Politico reporter said, "He didn't simply throw his wife, Maureen, under a bus to keep himself out of prison. He laid her down gently on the road, with a pillow and blanket."

All indicators point to - that Transvaginal Bob did a wonderful job of playing the sad song for the jury about his marriage - yet this "probe" specialist wasn't so successful when it came to explaining his acceptance of gifts, trips and airplane rides.

Transvaginal Bob is contending that Maureen was the one who instigated the plethora of gifts befalling him, and since they were not speaking at the time, he couldn't couldn't possibly have conspired with her because they weren't husband and wife any longer.

If Transvaginal Bob was indeed as astounded by the loans and inappropriate gifts that he is portraying on the stand, then why did he not give them back immediately, instead of waiting to see if he was caught?

"Conservative Christian values"...maybe not so much.

Roger West

Thursday, August 21, 2014



Shortly after officers shot and killed another St. Louis-area man on Tuesday, the police department announced that Kajieme Powell—the 25-year-old involved in the incident—was menacing police officers with a knife. St. Louis police chief Sam Dotson said the man was charging toward officers while holding the knife in “an overhand grip.” [In the video you shall see unequivocally that this police chief is completely wrong in his "assessment" of what transpired]

On Wednesday evening, the police department released a video of the incident. Apparently filmed on a cell phone, the video shows Powell walking erratically and demanding officers shoot him. A few seconds later, as Powell walks toward the officers, they oblige his request, firing a barrage of bullets into his crumpling body. Officers continue shooting, even as Powell, whose arms were by his side when the shots began, begins falling to the ground. The sound of at least nine shots can be heard on the video. Police then handcuff Powell - who was clearly dead.

Speaking to CNN on Wednesday night, Dotson defended the actions of his officers:

“The officers did what I think you or I would do, they protected their life in that situation,” Dotson said." Certainly a Taser is an option that’s available to the officers, but Tasers aren’t 100 percent. So you’ve got an individual with a knife who’s moving towards you, not listening to any verbal commands, continues, says, ‘shoot me now, kill me now.’ Tasers aren’t 100 percent. If that Taser misses, that individual continues on and hurts an officer.”

Kajieme Powell shooting captured cell phone camera shows St Louis PD have some explaining to do. [CAUTION VIDEO IS EXTREMELY GRAPHIC

Yesterday Attorney General Eric Holder to visited Ferguson, where he spoke movingly of “the mistrust” between the public and the police.

Holder described two incidents in which he felt profiled:
I am the attorney general of the United States. But I am also a black man. I can remember being stopped on the New Jersey turnpike on two occasions and accused of speeding. Pulled over. . . ‘Let me search your car’. . . Go through the trunk of my car, look under the seats and all this kind of stuff. I remember how humiliating that was and how angry I was and the impact it had on me. 
I think about my time in Georgetown—a nice neighborhood of Washington—and I am running to a picture movie at about 8 o’clock at night. I am running with my cousin. Police car comes driving up, flashes his lights, yells ‘where you going? Hold it!’ I say ‘Woah, I’m going to a movie.’ Now my cousin started mouthing off. I’m like, ‘This is not where we want to go. Keep quiet.’ I’m angry and upset. We negotiate the whole thing and we walk to our movie. At the time that he stopped me, I was a federal prosecutor. I wasn't a kid. I was a federal prosecutor. I worked at the United States Department of Justice. So I've confronted this myself.
“The dispute over the facts in the Michael Brown case offers the hope that there is a right answer—that Wilson either did clearly the right thing or clearly the wrong thing,” Ezra Klein wrote. “The video of the Powell case delivers a harder reality: what the police believe to be the right thing and what the people they serve believe to be the right thing may be extremely different.”

Moving forward, the incident report on Powell’s killing lists the officers — who were completely unharmed — as the “victims” in the incident. Eric Holder told Americans that he understands why communities may sometimes distrust the police that are tasked with protecting them - a point that two St. Louis officers have just severely underscored with them at a minimum, pulling the trigger eleven [11] times!


Ferguson Cop Who Killed Mike Brown Shot More Bullets Than The Entire British Police Force Did

Roger West

Wednesday, August 20, 2014



Photo-Journalist James Foley was beheaded yesterday by the Islam ['religious"] group named ISIS.

In typical ISIS rogue Islamic troglodyte fashion, Foley's killer wore a mask.


On November 22, 2012, James Wright Foley, a freelance photo journalist, was taken by an organized gang after departing from an internet café in Binesh, Syria. Foley had employed a translator to help him travel across the Syrian-Turkish border. The translator was also taken, but later released.

ISIS has released a video showing the beheading of American journalist James Wright Foley, who had been missing for almost two years. The video, which also threatens to do the same to a man identified as American journalist Steven Sotloff, will not be linked to on this blog.

Foley had gone missing in northwest Syria in November of 2012, and Sotloff, a reporter for Time, had disappeared in mid-2013, perhaps in Libya. ISIS accompanied the video with a message that:
…U.S. President Barack Obama’s authorization of strikes against the group places the United States “upon a slippery slope towards a new war front against Muslims,” according to BNO. 
“Any attempt by you, Obama, to deny Muslims liberty & safety under the Islamic caliphate, will result in the bloodshed of your people,” the ISIS person added.
Foley also speaks in the video, saying: “I call on my friends, family members and loved ones to rise up against my real killers, the U.S. government.”

There is a longer version of Foley’s statement here.

Apparently he was reading it, and it is difficult if not impossible to know whether he meant his words or not. Perhaps Foley thought that if he read the statement his captors might spare his life, although his words indicate that he fully expected them to kill him. If the video is for real—and so far there is no indication whatsoever that it is not—his statement would have to have been made while he was under an extraordinarily extreme form of coercion and dread.

Ever since the video of the beheading of journalist Daniel Pearl was released in early 2002, the world has known that Islamic terrorists are fully capable of such things and are extremely eager to brag about them.

The purpose of such acts and the publicity that follows is manifold: to inspire other jihadis with the extremity of their savagery, and to intimidate the west by sowing widespread horror and fear and ultimately capitulation—and, if not capitulation, then retaliation, which can then be used to fire up even more terrorism, in an ever-increasing spiral of blood and gore.

This is barbaric evil, and although it has the purposes described in the previous paragraph, it cannot be really “understood,” only fought:

If it were necessary to fully understand evil in order to fight it, World War II would have never been won by the Allies. What is necessary is to be able to recognize evil and see it for what it is quite early in the game. Those are the important first steps. The next steps are finding the will and the tools to fight it. Evil is very strong, because it doesn’t know the same restraints and limits as morality or good.

To the family of James Wright Foley, deep and heartfelt condolences. To the family of Steven Sotloff, hopes and prayers that he will not meet the same fate. But ISIS is not just their enemy. It is an enemy to all civilized people.


NFTOS will never post the video and or photos of Mr. Foley immediately prior to, or after his death. We believe that this gives in to the terror that this shitty group ISIS wants.

Having seen the ISIS video a few times, ir-regaurdless of what his killers told him to say, James Foley was both bold and brave until his death.

Roger West

Tuesday, August 19, 2014



CNN's Jack Tapper comparing Ferguson to Bagran Afghanistan

Get ready, everyone: This is your government's vision for every city in the U.S., Police occupation. Obama's good intentions mean nothing. Public speaking and marching means nothing. The U.S. Constitution means nothing.

All that matters is, is that the Military-Industrial Complex has decided that the U.S. police forces need to be armed like battalions in the Army. And when the cops are indeed equipped like soldiers, they see every one of us as an insurgent, not as a community.


Jonathan Gentry - "his own words"

I do not post Mr. Gentry's rant because I agree with him.

I would imagine from his rant, that he wakes up every morning and wishes he was white.

Why should African Americans always be the ones to "humble" themselves before white people? Why can't both sides treat each other as equals and just be humane in treatment of each other?

Why would Mr. Gentry mock his own kind in front of the world?

I say it to haters of my blog daily in emails - its easy to be bold and brazen from behind a computer screen, or your back yard, from your self tapped video from your smart phone alone - its another to stand for your convictions in the heat of the battle, where the line in the sand is drawn, between Militarized police and angry citizens.

All of the poverty and the income inequality in America today towards African Americans could probably be traced and or attributed to racism and slavery. The police and other state apparatus underpin the very system that is building more prisons than schools. Economics, racism and the history of this country explain many of the things that are happening in Ferguson today.

African Americans in the US are suffering from social exclusion and institutionalized racism - and have been since their arrival to America. American history is filled with hatred and discrimination, just ask the native Americans. Our founding fathers raped slaves and their pictures are embossed in our currency. How can this country not be racist nation - when the very fellows we coddle and attribute our countries foundation to, where deeply entrenched in racism. It would appear to this blogger that Gentry's African American view is shaped by fox news.

This turmoil in Ferguson should embolden those calling for the transparent treatment by police on African Americans.

Only when the police stop "occupying" both Ferguson and African Americans, can we start to move forward.

I am truly in the belief, that Michael Brown's death is a defining time stamp in this country - where a line in the sand for this country is drawn. Where enough is enough. 


Three days after Michael Brown's death St. Louis Robber breaks policeman's hand and he lives to tell about it. Shame that Michael Brown didn't get the same treatment and have the right to tell his side of the story.

Why didn't Michael Brown get the same treatment?

If there is one thing we could implore to officer Darren Wilson, if indeed Michael Brown was fighting for your gun - One shot keeps Michael Brown from grabbing your gun, five more shots, keeps him from telling his side of the story.

Jared Lee Loughner killed six people, shot a judge and Congresswomen Gabrielle Giffords. Loughner was taken into custody without being shot or killed.

James Holmes, the Aurora Colorado movie shooter who killed 12 movie goers - was taken into custody without being shot or killed.

I [we] expect better from our police - both the murder of Michael Brown, and the aftermath, the occupation of this militarized police zone that has now gone on for ten days, needs to stop now.

Rightly so, we hold officers of "peace" to a higher standard, and in this instance alone, they are not meeting the measurements required.

If you are a police department in the United States of America, let the Ferguson fiasco be a training lesson in what not to do!


Fox News can't get KKK to speak on Ferguson, so they get the next best thing -Mark Furman

Roger West

Monday, August 18, 2014



......As spoken by Ferguson police chief.

See 48 seconds into video


Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was killed by a police officer, sparking protests around the nation, was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, a preliminary private autopsy performed on Sunday found.

One of the bullets entered the top of Mr. Brown’s skull, suggesting his head was bent forward when it struck him and caused a fatal injury, according to Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the City of New York, who flew to Missouri on Sunday at the family’s request to conduct the separate autopsy. It was likely the last of bullets to hit him, he said.

Mr. Brown, 18, was also shot four times in the right arm, he said, adding that all the bullets were fired into his front.

The bullets did not appear to have been shot from very close range because no gunpowder was present on his body. However, that determination could change if it turns out that there is gunshot residue on Mr. Brown’s clothing, to which Dr. Baden did not have access.




Faux News Defends

What happens today? Only God knows. The only thing we are 100 percent confident about is - that Michael Brown is still dead via six bullets to his body, two to the head and the only people paying for it seems to be the citizens of Ferguson.

As a police department, if you want to know what not to do in situations like this, watch Ferguson MO.

Roger West

Sunday, August 17, 2014


For those with eyesight issues we post the quote below:
"There's a reason why we separate the military from the police, one fights the enemies of the State, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people" ~ Admiral William Adama Battlestar Galatica

Roger West

Saturday, August 16, 2014



"Awesome" dipshit Rick Perry, Texas’ longstanding tea bagging wing nut governor and a 2012 presidential candidate, is now under indictment. The indictment lays out two counts against the Texas governor, one for “Abuse of Official Capacity” and the other for “Coercion of Public Servant.”

As the Texas Observer explains, this indictment arises out of a dispute over who will hold one of the few Texas offices with statewide power that is still controlled by a Democrat. Rosemary Lehmberg is that Democrat, and she is the District Attorney for Travis County, Texas. Because Travis County includes Austin, the state capital, her office controls a Public Integrity Unit that investigates alleged ethical breaches by state-level politicians. Among other things, that unit investigated the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, which is accused of improperly distributing grant money — including some grant money that was given to people with close ties to Governor Perry.

In April of 2013, however, Lehmberg was arrested for driving while very, very intoxicated. Hours after her arrest, her blood alcohol level was three times above Texas’ legal limit. She eventually pleaded guilty and spent a few weeks in jail. Yet Lehmberg has refused to step down from her role as District Attorney. According to the Observer, this is because she does not want Perry to have the opportunity to replace her with a Republican.

Perry allegedly crossed the line from an eager partisan hoping to replace a powerful official to a governor who broke the law, however, when he threatened to veto funding for the Public Integrity Unit unless Lehmberg resigned — and then he followed through on this threat. According to one count of the indictment, Perry “by means of coercion . . . influenced or attempted to influence Rosemary Lehmberg - in the specific performance of her official duty” — that duty being her obligation “to continue to carry out her responsibilities” as Travis County D.A.

The indictment lists two state laws which Perry allegedly violated. The first is a vague statute prohibiting public servants from “intentionally or knowingly - misusing government property, services, personnel, or any other thing of value belonging to the government that has come into the public servant’s custody or possession by virtue of the public servant’s office or employment.” The second is a somewhat more specific law prohibiting anyone from using coercion to “influence or attempt to influence a public servant in a specific exercise of his official power or a specific performance of his official duty or influence or attempt to influence a public servant to violate the public servant’s known legal duty.”

Even if Perry’s actions fall within these statutes, however, the special prosecutor bringing these charges may need to overcome a significant constitutional obstacle. In a statement released Friday evening, Perry’s attorney claims that “the veto in question was made in accordance with the veto authority afforded to every governor under the Texas Constitution.” She may have a point.

The Texas Constitution gives the governor discretion to decide when to sign and when to veto a bill, as well as discretion to veto individual line-items in an appropriation bill. Though the state legislature probably could limit this veto power in extreme cases — if a state governor literally sold his veto to wealthy interest groups, for example, the legislature could almost certainly make that a crime — a law that cuts too deep into the governor’s veto power raises serious separation of powers concerns. Imagine that the legislature passed a law prohibiting Democratic governors from vetoing restrictions on abortion, or prohibiting Republican governors from vetoing funding for Planned Parenthood. Such laws would rework the balance of power between the executive and the legislature established by the state constitution, and they would almost certainly be unconstitutional.

So an important question facing whichever court is tasked with trying Perry’s case, shall be whether a law preventing Perry from using strong-arm tactics to push out a genuinely compromised public official is an unconstitutional restriction on his discretion as governor or a valid means of reigning in corruption. This is not likely to be an easy question for the judges, and potentially, justices, who are called upon to resolve it.

This indictment, whether he is found guilty or not, should eliminate this dipshit from getting to the white house.

You can read the full indictment here.

Roger West

Friday, August 15, 2014



BREAKING UPDATE: 8/15/14 14:20:
Ferguson police Chief says that the cop that murdered Michael Brown, that this officer was not aware that Brown was a suspect in a strong armed robbery incident - "the officer was addressing Brown because he was in the road blocking traffic".

Stay tuned as this story is ever fluid.

Michael Brown, strong armed robber or innocent slaughtered victim, or both?

Michael Brown's killer has been identified for the press and the public. But in the press conference conducted by Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, there was scant information about the actual shooting and its immediate aftermath, and an awful lot about Michael Brown being a suspected thug who had allegedly participated in a strong-arm robbery at a convenience store, stealing cigars.

The Washington Post's Wesley Lowery confirms that no information about the shooting was included in the information packets provided to the media:
Info handed out ONLY about alleged robbery. NO info included about interaction with Officer Wilson, the shooting.
Not handed out: a use of force report, any police report written by Officer Wilson, any narrative of shooting

The fact that Ferguson cop Darren Wilson was the shooter was almost an afterthought in this press conference. The main point was to say that Brown stole cigars before the shooting, and that Wilson was apparently on the look-out for him. What also should have been communicated to police from the 911 dispatches, however, was that the cigar store robbery was not an armed robbery.

Wilson, who ultimately found and killed Brown, should have known—even if he was apprehending Brown as the robbery suspect—that he was unarmed. He certainly knew he was unarmed when he shot Brown, according to witness accounts. Brown's empty hands were in the air when he was fatally shot.

The alleged robbery is a red herring. At issue is why Brown was fatally shot. Even if he was a robbery suspect, that doesn't mean it was legal for Wilson to shoot him as he was surrendering.


The police allege that Dorian Johnson was with Brown in the alleged robbery and participated. Why wasn't Johnson taken into custody at the time of the shooting? He was with Brown then, an immediate eye witness.

Ofc Wilson should have known that the alleged robbery wasn't an armed robbery, but that doesn't necessarily mean that cops knew that the suspect didn't have some kind of weapon on him going into the situation.

Six days later the Ferguson police decide that Brown was a suspect in a robbery - shouldn't they have been required to disclosed this immediately to squelch the masses?

One last question for now, does the robbery justify the shooting of an unarmed teen, multiple times?

Roger West

Thursday, August 14, 2014



Unless you have been living under a rock the last five days, you have to be cognizant of the deplorable actions that have been conducted under Ferguson Missouri's police - abd their invoked martial law.


Why was the Bundy ranch incident not treated in this manner, you know when white "militias" threatened to kill federal agents? I cannot recollect ever seeing any police-state, never seeing tear gas shot at assemblers, nor rubber bullets shot at them.

Tea baggers, Guns Over People, Gun Huggers scream bloody murder daily about the only right they know of - the right to tote a gun - yet last night, rights violations where a plethora:

Freedom to assemble Denied
Freedom of speech, Denied and;
Freedom of press Denied

Seriously readers, is there even a tiny segment of the population that feels that these police are doing good work here?


The good news is, I now can tell my grand children that I experienced the 1950's without actually living during the time.

Questions, why is the governor sleeping at the wheel, and if he doesn't act, why doesn't the local council enact a curfew instead of a police state - we are gassing humans, beating up and arresting the press, and shooting rubber bullets?

Bill Maher Police State


I've been saying for years, arm the cops with body cameras and microphones:

Its time now to stop the freaking charade. Its time to hold police accountable, no matter what the price! 


Anonymous, a loosely organized global network of activists and hackers, has a history of targeting large corporations and governments in the wake of what it deems injustice. Its targets have included everyone from companies such as VISA, MasterCard and PayPal after they prohibited donations to WikiLeaks to the Israeli government in retaliation for its military intervention in Gaza. Amid this week’s mayhem in Ferguson, a group claiming to be associated with Anonymous set up a Web site to organize cyber protests as well as a Twitter account. It released a video and put out a press release, in part addressing police:


Another witness has emerged in the shooting of Michael Brown:

Mitchell told News 4 she saw a door close on a police car. An officer was inside and Brown, Jr. was on the outside. She said the two were arm wrestling through the car window. Mitchell said she then tried to pull out her phone to record. Shots then rang out.
“It just didn't look right for them to be arm wrestling,” Mitchell said. “The first gun shot came from the window, so I just started getting out of the way.”
According to Mitchell, Brown, Jr, began to run away after the first shot was fired.
“After the shot, the kid just breaks away. The cop follows him, kept shooting, the kid’s body jerked as if he was hit. After his body jerked he turns around, puts his hands up, and the cop continues to walk up on him and continues to shoot until he goes all the way down,” Mitchell said.

Tiffany Mitchell tells KMOV what she saw:

Your "PROTIP" for the day readers: That tear gas is banned by the Geneva Convention. But yet we subject our own citizens to something that was deemed wrong after the Nazi regime. What the fuck are we becoming as a country, would it be that we are indeed becoming a "Police-State"?

Let's be kind to each other people, I get it, your angry, I am as well. Do this the right way, so we, those on the other-side of this police state, come out on top of this issue. 

Roger West

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Ferguson, Missouri has erupted in anger after Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot to death by a police officer on Saturday.

Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis -- as of the 2000 census, the ninth most segregated city in America -- was mostly white until school desegregation, when white families moved further out.

Today, the town of 21,000 people is two-thirds black, yet the town's leadership and police force are mostly white.


The Los Angeles Times surfaced some alarming statistics about racial divisions in the town that help to put that anger in context:

Ferguson’s police chief and mayor are white. Of the six City Council members, one is black. The local school board has six white members and one Latino. Of the 53 commissioned officers on the police force, three are black, said Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson.

Blacks in Ferguson are twice as likely to be stopped by police as whites, according to an annual report on racial profiling by the Missouri attorney general. Last year, 93% of arrests following car stops in Ferguson were of blacks. Ninety-two percent of searches and 80% of car stops involved blacks, the report said.

That report also showed that police were less likely to find contraband on the black drivers they stopped. (Police found contraband on 22 percent of black residents they stopped, compared to 34 percent of white residents.)

There have been conflicting accounts of what happened the night Brown was shot. A witness reports that when an officer opened his car door, it hit Brown and then bounced back on the officer, enraging him. He grabbed Brown and shot him. Brown and a friend ran and the officer then shot Brown in the back. Brown stopped, turned around and put his hands up, before the officer shot him an additional several times at close range, killing him.

Residents told the LA Times that these dynamics contribute to the "racial powder keg" that's developed in Ferguson. (Read the full report here).

It's time to wrangle the police in, its time that all police be suited with cameras with microphones, its time to hold police accountable, and it's time to stop the "police state" that's occurring across our country!

Rachel Maddow's clip should be a stark reminder that, with regards to race and police, we have a long way to go. It's bazaar that in circa 2014, in America, that we are confronted with these types of actions from the police, whether it be Michael Brown, or Eric Garner, this shit has to stop!

Michael Brown was killed for walking in the street, Eric Garner was killed for selling illegal cigarettes, what the fuck is wrong with our police? 

Roger West

Tuesday, August 12, 2014



With the death of Robin Williams.........I think (he) Robin Williams - was that light of comedy and humanity we always thought would be there. His departure is very painful.

If you are sad people, tell someone, trying to ending your life, and when you are successful.....there are no do-overs.

Rest in Peace Robin.

Roger West

Monday, August 11, 2014


Just a few days earlier, Lindsey Graham made the ridiculous assertion that ISIS was coming to "the Homeland" - and now out comes Peter King beating the same drum. Once again the GOP'ers are all working the same memo - creating a meme for the ilk of the Fox news viewers - and its a sure thing they will soon buy it.

Is it just me or is that "homeland" thing a bit creepy? It comes across as Soviet'esqe or like something you would here in Germany in 1936. Why can't ISIS just come to America?

Roger West

Sunday, August 10, 2014


An officer involved shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri has hundreds taking to the streets to protest and many more expressing their outrage on Twitter.

Police fatally shoot man holding an air rifle in Walmart toy aisle:

Relatives of John Crawford, the man shot dead by police at a Beavercreek Walmart, say they’ve contacted civil rights organizations because they believe the shooting was not justified.

They believe he was killed possibly after he picked up a toy gun in the store.

Crawford, 22, of Ridge Drive in Fairfield, was identified as the man Beavercreek police shot and killed Tuesday night.

LeeCee Johnson, who said she is the mother of Crawford’s children, said she was on a cell phone call with Crawford when he was shot by officers. She said Crawford went to the area to visit family members.
“We was just talking. He said he was at the video games playing videos and he went over there by the toy section where the toy guns were. And the next thing I know, he said ‘It’s not real,’ and the police start shooting and they said ‘Get on the ground,’ but he was already on the ground because they had shot him,” she said, adding: “And I could hear him just crying and screaming. I feel like they shot him down like he was not even human.”


Attorney General Mike DeWine has since confirmed it was an MK-177 air rifle:

The weapon was an MK-177 (.177 caliber) BB/Pellet Rifle, manufactured by Crosman. It is known as a “variable pump air rifle.”

Unfortunately in America, if you are African-American, don't be near anything that resembles a gun while in public, it could mean your life.

Roger West