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Good afternoon!
Minneapolis City Council members announce
intent to disband city's police department
Monday June 8th, 2020

AnneFrancis_Robby
Encounter between militants and joint forces at Reban in Shopian district of south Kashmir
Not an interesting story: Paks provide covering fire, turbans infiltrate, a day or three later there's a shootout.
Kurdish girl from the Afrin region of Syria was found dead among agricultural fields east of Azaz
Islamic Ottoman lust.
Arrest of suspected ISIS affiliates on the fourth day of the SDF campaign in the countryside of Deir ez-Zor.
They're still there, but they're back in the nuisance category. Who's funding them?
12 pro-Iranian militia fighters killed in drone strikes in eastern Syria
Could be Turks, Israelis, or Coalition. At least they're uniformly titzup.
Celebs demand defund now!
Abolish the police! Control your own traffic. In case of murder, track the killer down yourself and either kill him or a family member unless he pays weregeld. Robbed? Replace what was stolen by knocking over a store.
Question on CNN: Who do I call in the middle of the night when my home is broken in to?
A social worker, of course.
Media's 'Racial Injustice' Blind Spot:
Over 30 Shot In Another Deadly Chicago Weekend

Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2020 13:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6514 views] Top|| File under:

#1  test
Posted by: 3dc || 06/08/2020 23:02 Comments || Top||


-Lurid Crime Tales-
Man drives at Floyd protesters in Seattle, shoots and wounds one
[YNet] - Authorities say a man drove a car at George Floyd protesters in Seattle Sunday night, hit a barricade then exited the vehicle brandishing a pistol. At least one person was injured.

The Seattle Fire Department said the victim was a 27-year-old male who was shot and taken to a hospital in stable condition.

Video taken by a reporter for The Seattle Times showed part of the scene in the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood, where demonstrators have gathered for days near a police precinct.
Yippee-Ki-Yay, Motherf*ckers!
The Daily Mail has photos and video
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/08/2020 12:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6490 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  And that's how the Revolution ends.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/08/2020 13:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Somebody needs to start a Go Fund Me for him.
Posted by: jpal || 06/08/2020 14:15 Comments || Top||

#3  The Seattle Fire Department said the victim was a 27-year-old male who was shot and taken to a hospital in stable condition.

Just as long as they didn't call on the cops for help, its OK. (so do I need to put a /sarc on that or like the Babylon Bee its too close to tell?)
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/08/2020 17:41 Comments || Top||


SEAL Turned Cop Saves Teammate Who Was Shot During ANTIFA Riots
[SOFREP] On the night of Monday, June 1, St. Louis was a battlefield. Parts of the city were at the mercy of Antifa-backed looters and rioters, who were burning down businesses and stealing their contents. The violent protestors were hurling gasoline at police officers and then throwing fireworks, aiming to burn them alive. Gunfire could be heard throughout the city as officers repeatedly came under fire from the mob.

That night, retired St. Louis Police Captain David Dorn was shot and killed while trying to protect a business; four other police officers were also evacuated to the hospital with gunshot wounds in separate incidents.

Ryan Murphy, one of the officers, would have probably died on the spot if it weren’t for a fellow officer and former Navy SEAL.

Displaying extraordinary calm under fire, Joe Busso, a member of the St. Louis Police Department SWAT Team, provided critical first aid to Murphy before evacuating him to the hospital.

A United States Marine, who is now a member of Missouri law enforcement, described to SOFREP how Busso, a member of the St. Louis Police Department SWAT Team, applied life-saving treatment to save fellow officer Ryan Murphy.

“Things were terrible that night. The streets were crazy with gunfire and the radio traffic was nonstop with report after report of guys under fire,” said the former Marine. “The average person has no idea how violent and lawless the streets of St. Louis have become. Criminals are operating with impunity, using long guns to fire hundreds of rounds at police officers. Looters are running rampant. The police are brave, but they have no leadership and no support from the Mayor, the Governor, or anyone.”
This is obscene — I had no idea it was that bad.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/08/2020 01:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6558 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  This is obscene — I had no idea it was that bad.

It is indeed bad, Besoeker.

I'm probably out - these are dangerous times and for personal and family reasons it's probably not prudent to post any longer (celebrate with some hooch, Skid!). So here's a last rant that summarizes my take on why what we're seeing is uniquely dangerous:

As I see it these riots are qualitatively different from previous festivities such as LA '92 and Detroit '67.

The first difference is the hand of BLM-Antifa, coordinating and propelling the anarchy behind the scenes. Neither the Black Panthers nor the Weahermen nor any other violent revolutionary groups had any meaningful involvement in any previous riot. This is a coordinated insurrection.

Second, this Insurrection was likely planned for November: the real goal was and is to disrupt and destabilize democratic institutions. This goal they share with their Panther-Weathermen ancestors. But BLM-Antifa have support from within the elite. They have actually gained a strong foothold in the Establishment in ways that the earlier revolutionaries never did or could.

"Defund the police" + ritual self-abasement are not the acts of a few isolated masochists and assorted madmen. In the Trump era these gestures are resonating with America's most powerful and influential figures - across not just elite media and the Democratic Party but also the Never-Trump GOP, the top military brass, and Fortune 50 CEOs.

Perhaps this is just a hula hoop craze, a kind of virtue-signaling frenzy that ultimately means nothing. We can hope.

But it's also possible that large elements of the Establishment are telling us that they will not oppose this insurrection. If it becomes clear that the forces upholding public safety can no longer do so with the support of elected officials and the nation's most powerful economic and military figures, then the inevitable result will be a northern version of what you see across the big cities of Brazil.

That is, wealth and first-world elegance side by side with third-world squalor, anarchy and desolation, with a corrupt state apparatus and a harassed middle class squeezed and looking to escape.

We're already seeing this play our locally in the leftist-captured big cities such as DeBlasio's New York.

No conspiracy theorist here, and I never would have said this before, but given the extreme spread of this madness across our elites, it's hard to believe that our liberties are truly safe any more.

We've finally been Latinized. The Dems' strategy for a "emerging majority" has been realized - not ethnically, as they aimed to do with tens of millions of illiterate Mexican immigrants but politically, by our own homegrown version of Che and Castro: our black-bloc Bolivarians.

Only the courts remain intact to defend our rights. Cold comfort, that.

Posted by: Lex || 06/08/2020 11:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Well Done, Peace out.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2020 12:40 Comments || Top||

#3  It is indeed bad, Besoeker.

‘Twas I — Besoeker is grey highlighter with red type. He’s the only one who gets red — Rantburg’s Related is done in his colours on the Rantburg background, I just realized.

Besides, Besoeker is experienced in all sorts if interesting things, supremely cynical about many of them, and connected. He probably had a fairly accurate idea of what the words in the reports meant.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/08/2020 13:01 Comments || Top||

#4  Ref #3:. "Experieced in all sorts of things."

Tranlation: Knows a little about a lot, a lot about nothing in particular.'
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/08/2020 13:23 Comments || Top||


Suspect in ambush shooting which left one deputy dead and two more injured is revealed to be active-duty Air Force sergeant - as FBI investigate link to deadly drive-by attack on a federal officer a week earlier
Follow up to this story from yesterday.
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Air Force Sergeant Steven Carrillo, 32, is suspect in ambush which left sheriff's deputy dead

  • Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller, 38, was killed on Saturday in Ben Lomond, California

  • Two other Santa Cruz County Sheriff's deputies were wounded

  • Gutzwiller leaves behind a small child and his pregnant wife

  • A 911 caller claimed they saw guns and bomb making materials inside a van

  • Gutzwiller and another deputy responded and saw the van driving away

  • After following the van to a home, they got out of their patrol car

  • That's when they were ambushed with gunfire and explosives, authorities said

  • FBI is also investigating whether the ambush is linked to the fatal shooting of a Federal security officer, Dave Underwood, 53, near a US courthouse on May 29

  • In 2018, Carrillo's wife, US Air Force Airman 1st Class Monika Carrillo, was found dead in an apparent suicide
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2020 00:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under:


Video: The fires are so woke in the Twin Cities
[Twitter]
Posted by: 3dc || 06/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  Reminds me of the Rodney King "protests".
Posted by: Bobby || 06/08/2020 8:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Minneapolis city council wants to disband the police department. If I owned a home in that city, I'd put it up for sale today. If you live in that city, it's time to leave.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/08/2020 11:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Minneapolis may not be the only metro area that "it is time to leave"
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/08/2020 12:35 Comments || Top||


Video Shows Moments Surrounding Alamosa CO Protest Shooting
[KRDO] On Friday afternoon, some protestors told KRDO the driver plowed through the crowd, but Alamosa police said there is no evidence to support those claims.
Lying scumbags.

Also note "Zoila Gomez" at 2:00, who says, "It was just the wrong town, the wrong place."

You know, like when JFK was deleted by the entire city of Dallas.

And in a heartwarming note, the shooter is out on $60,000 bond.

The frontline is everywhere. Video below.

Posted by: charger || 06/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6489 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  Very violent, American lawyers. Molotov coctails, now shooting.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/08/2020 8:58 Comments || Top||


Man charged with murder of retired St. Louis police captain David Dorn
I know you're surprised too
[KSDK] A 24-year-old man has been charged in connection with the murder of a retired St. Louis police captain.

Retired St. Louis police captain David Dorn was found shot to death at a north St. Louis pawn shop after a night of unrest in the city.

Dorn was found on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound outside Lee’s Pawn and Jewelry on June 2.

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced on Sunday that 24-year-old Stephan Cannon has been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and three counts of armed criminal action as well as being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to charging documents, surveillance video showed a Pontiac G6 pulled up alongside the pawn shop and multiple people from the G6 entered the store.

Surveillance video showed Cannon exiting the store and walking towards the Pontiac G6 just before Dorn arrived. Once Dorn arrived, Cannon was seen approaching the corner of the store with a gun in his hand.

"It is apparent from the surveillance that at the time the shots were fired, Cannon was the only person standing at that corner," charging documents said. Multiple plumes of smoke were seen coming from the area where only Cannon was standing, according to charging documents.

"Once Dorn has been shot and falls to the ground, Cannon can be seen approaching the door to the pawn shop," charging documents said.

A television taken from the pawn shop was recovered at the residence where Cannon was arrested. According to charging documents, Cannon said he was inside the pawn shop that night and also said he cut his hair to change his appearance after he saw his photograph being distributed.

He's being held with no bond allowed.

A 27-year-old man was also charged in connection with stealing from the pawn shop. Jimmie Robinson was charged with one count of first-degree burglary, one county of armed criminal action and one count of stealing, according to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. He's being held with a bond of $30,000 cash-only.
Posted by: Frank G || 06/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6508 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  Too bad for him that he did this in Missouri and not New York. In New York, he'd be out on $1,000 bail by now.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 06/08/2020 0:38 Comments || Top||

#2  This is what our police are protecting us from.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2020 0:53 Comments || Top||

#3  Why am I not surprised?

So when do we organize and support PLM (Police Lives Matter)? How about some protests, with some rioting and looting in the Black Communities next weekend?

No because 99.9999% of police are good and follow the law and respect the rights of ALL OTHERS.
Posted by: SeenItB4 || 06/08/2020 7:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Rambler, the Soros-appointed St Louis AG refused to charge any of the rioters caught in the earlier coming-of-age rituals. What make s you think this is any different.
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/08/2020 7:51 Comments || Top||

#5  Who will be the first to give the order "Fire for effect!"?
Posted by: AlanC || 06/08/2020 10:14 Comments || Top||


-War on Police-
Question on CNN: Who do I call in the middle of the night when my home is broken in to?
[Twitter]

Posted by: 3dc || 06/08/2020 10:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6505 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  AYFKM?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/08/2020 10:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Call white supremacist?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/08/2020 11:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Camarota's house is broken into. She dials 911.

Recorded voice: The number you have dialed is no longer in service.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 06/08/2020 11:27 Comments || Top||

#4  Wait, if there are no police then there will be no gun control, so open carry and ccw for all? Does this also mean vigilante justice and street trials and hanging? Minneapolis as Dodge City? Or is the paramilitary force of the Nation of Islam in the wings?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 06/08/2020 11:48 Comments || Top||

#5  well, property is theft, after all.....
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/08/2020 11:51 Comments || Top||

#6  If you are a communist revolutionary, of course you want the police department disbanded. That way, you and your fellow thugs can assert your control without interference.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/08/2020 11:53 Comments || Top||

#7  In the next world, you’re on your own.............

Suckahs.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 06/08/2020 11:55 Comments || Top||

#8  Next step is to remove the right to defend your home with lethal force.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/08/2020 13:37 Comments || Top||

#9 
Posted by: charger || 06/08/2020 13:46 Comments || Top||

#10  They're just saying they're going to cut back on police. It has to be something like an in-progress felony before they show up. If they aren't swamped handing out traffic tickets, that is.
Posted by: gorb || 06/08/2020 14:30 Comments || Top||

#11  When you understand that the police aren't there to protect you or your property, then it starts to make sense.
Posted by: Iblis || 06/08/2020 14:54 Comments || Top||

#12  #10..they might not want to be handing out parking meters after all this.
Posted by: Unosh Hupinelet8756 || 06/08/2020 15:24 Comments || Top||

#13  That way, you and your fellow thugs can assert your control without interference.

Right, just like Somalia! Or certain parts of Chicago, New York, San San Francisco, etc. All same-same.
Posted by: Bobby || 06/08/2020 15:26 Comments || Top||

#14  Seems like all those Somalis that Obama transplanted have succeeded in the first part of their mission: Turn an area of the US into Somolia and set up for lawlessness and warlords and sharia law
Posted by: Greater the Anonymous5721 || 06/08/2020 17:14 Comments || Top||

#15  Well like Dirty Harry said, we're gonna let that happen. Dude says who's we? Harry says Smith, Wesson and myself.
Posted by: Texhooey || 06/08/2020 17:17 Comments || Top||

#16  Who do I call in the middle of the night when my home is broken in to?

The coroner to come 'police' up the body(ies). Then ServicePro to clean the body fluids out of the carpet.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/08/2020 17:44 Comments || Top||

#17  Procopius2k, you make a good point. Time to sell all stocks in carpet companies and invest in tile with dark grout lines.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/08/2020 17:54 Comments || Top||

#18  Call a Hollywood celebrity. They'll be glad to fly over to get you out of trouble. After all, that's what happens routinely in their movies, so what's a little extra off-the-set practice?
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 06/08/2020 18:01 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Coeur D'Alene says
Lots of photos. Lots of calm men, some in the kit they brought home, some ladies of various cheerful vintages, and the last photo is a natty gentleman who’d set aside the jacket of his three piece suit, the better to display his tie bar, cufflinks, and pockets clearly full of spare magazines.
[ItsMac] If you ventured to downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho last night you would think you had entered a Militia family reunion. No one has an accurate count of how many heavily armed citizens came out to support peaceful protestors and protect local businesses and citizens against shipped in ANTIFA members but it was certainly HUNDREDS, perhaps over a THOUSAND.

“We just drove downtown Coeur d’Alene. It is packed with armed citizens. I’ve never seen so many AR-15s in my life. There’s at least a thousand armed citizens walking on the sidewalks and the streets are packed with cars and trucks with guys in the back with AR-15 and American flags everywhere. We saw two protesters wearing their little black clothing and black masks and sitting on a step quietly with their little poster board sign saying “our system sucks!” Guess why they’re being so polite.”~Keith Gibson, Coeur d’Alene resident.

Word got out that ANTIFA was going to ship in rioters to mingle with peaceful protestors in our quiet little town…and indeed they did as several white Mercedes vans were seen with dozens of people that didn’t belong in our community. It was also made known that they were planning to use the local WINCO store as their staging ground. After learning this, a well organized local group of concerned citizens set up a post in the parking lot to ensure that these unwelcomed invaders clearly understood that the citizens of Coeur d’Alene would have ZERO tolerance for any type of violence or destructive behavior in our town.
Posted by: Warthog || 06/08/2020 10:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6491 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  Yea, fine, but why half of them have the shutter [?] on their AR-15 open?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/08/2020 15:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Practice firings.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2020 16:50 Comments || Top||

#3  but why half of them have the shutter [?] on their AR-15 open?

You can shoot better in low light with the shutter open. No wait, that's cameras. Never mind.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/08/2020 17:47 Comments || Top||

#4  Don't really have to worry about dust in Idaho. Especially in town. But yeah, seems like posturing.

Personally, baseball bats would be much more intimidating. None one is gonna an AR on punks.
Posted by: Large Hatrack3141 || 06/08/2020 18:33 Comments || Top||


-War on Police-
Celebs demand defund now!
Posted by: 3dc || 06/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6522 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  As soon as you eat the corn outta my shit...
Posted by: Raj || 06/08/2020 0:11 Comments || Top||

#2  They're protected, they don't care.

Posted by: charger || 06/08/2020 0:24 Comments || Top||

#3  Who are these people, and why should we listen to them?
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 06/08/2020 0:31 Comments || Top||

#4  Didn't you know that John Legend is the sexiest potatohead in America?!
Posted by: charger || 06/08/2020 0:34 Comments || Top||

#5  As soon as that happens, I know where I'm going shopping.
Posted by: Spike Tojo6844 || 06/08/2020 2:35 Comments || Top||

#6  Take all their armed private security away now.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/08/2020 4:19 Comments || Top||

#7  Policing is going to happen, since even uber-libs would be uncomfortable with thugs wandering around their celebrity mansions. The options are:
1- Publicly funded LEO's.
2- Privately funded security guards.
3- Heavily armed citizens of all shapes and sizes.
Which of those three groups is most likely to defer to liberal concerns?
Posted by: Matt || 06/08/2020 9:08 Comments || Top||

#8  /\ 4- Armed gangs controlling their 'turf' being paid in 'protection money'. Welcome back to Mogadishu!
Posted by: magpie || 06/08/2020 9:18 Comments || Top||

#9  Thr police should be equipped for community policing. No SWAT, No armored vehicles. these should only be available at from a higher level
Posted by: Sonny Elmolunter6282 || 06/08/2020 9:24 Comments || Top||

#10  I'll take heavily armed citizens with corpse pick up 3 times a week. (It's Texas, they are going to stink fast). How fast will they be screaming to have the police back after a few weeks of "See criminal, ventilate criminal"
Posted by: Silentbrick || 06/08/2020 9:34 Comments || Top||

#11  No Po-Po and I might move to Hollywood and start a new business. Drive by shooting tours of celebrity houses.
Posted by: Beldar Peacock1400 || 06/08/2020 9:39 Comments || Top||

#12  Rich areas get de-policed first then.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/08/2020 9:42 Comments || Top||

#13  Thye got private armed security behind the high walls in their gated enclaves...

Ask them to get rid of all the above while they do that.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/08/2020 9:53 Comments || Top||

#14  A year from now when these places are like Somalia it'll be blamed on Trump. At least they'll try. The refugees that fled the cities hopefully will have learned the lessons of liberalism the hard way.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/08/2020 10:23 Comments || Top||

#15  ^If he's a president a year from now, who cares?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/08/2020 11:26 Comments || Top||

#16  Performance venue security and film/TV shoot security are provided, at least in part, by cops and ex-cops.

It would make for fascinating drama if Seth Rogen was on the set with someone deeply unhappy with his stances if/when productions ramp up again.

Not that anything will happen.

The measure of our "hero policeman" has been taken, and we know they'll take the knee.
Posted by: charger || 06/08/2020 12:56 Comments || Top||

#17  For celebrity types their interaction with police is more likely that they are being arrested than asking them for help.
Posted by: Airandee || 06/08/2020 13:50 Comments || Top||

#18  The measure of our "hero policeman" has been taken, and we know they'll take the knee.

When under direct orders to do so and under the captain’s eye, charger dear. That doesn’t speak to what’s in their hearts when they are off the clock or out patrolling, but rather shows that the senior officers are doing their best while being actively undermined by their political masters.

Do remember that some Rantburgers are or have been police of one sort or another (not to mention just about every other job and category of humanity). Painting in absolutes risks bumping into that reality. and I will not tolerate flame wars when we need to support each other against the real evils that beat on our gates.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/08/2020 14:07 Comments || Top||

#19  When under direct orders to do so and under the captain’s eye, charger dear.

Well, I seem to remember some other people who claimed to be only following orders.
Posted by: charger || 06/08/2020 14:13 Comments || Top||

#20  They claimed. They lied
Posted by: JFM || 06/08/2020 16:51 Comments || Top||

#21  Charger, also remember a large number of folks on this site are well versed in history and when you compare kneeling under orders to the holocaust even in jest you lose all credibility.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/08/2020 17:52 Comments || Top||

#22  I wasn't jesting.

People who have a responsibility to enforce order are selectively applying the power to do so upon those who have been designated "bad", and have been literally kneeling to those who have been designated "good".

And the "good" ones have been doing way more damage than the "bad" ones.

And the "bad" ones contribute way more to paying the salary and benefits of law enforcement than the "good" ones.

This is in direct contradiction of their oath to enforce the law equally.

Going by tw's comment, this unequal application of law enforcement is being done according to orders from their superiors.

They could choose not to obey those orders.

They could resign.

They don't.

Which is fine.

It is after all, their choice.

And I am free to point out what that reminds me of.

Posted by: charger || 06/08/2020 19:26 Comments || Top||

#23  Nonsense, Charger. Bad cops are identified and weeded out via due process. Eventually.
Posted by: Frank G || 06/08/2020 20:29 Comments || Top||

#24  No one's mind is being changed, so let's just see what happens.
Posted by: charger || 06/08/2020 21:44 Comments || Top||


Barr:750 officers hurt in last week with 20% in DC,
[Twitter]
Posted by: 3dc || 06/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6483 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  CBS Deceptively Edits Barr Interview, Leaving out Key Details on Violent Riots, Police Enforcement

No surprises here.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/08/2020 15:23 Comments || Top||


Police Chief Forced To Resign After Supporting Citizens Who Armed Up Amid Riots
[WZZM via Zero Hedge] Lowell, Michigan Police Chief Steven Bukala was forced to resign on Thursday after 25 years with the force, after writing on Facebook in support of four young men who armed themselves against potential violent protesters.

Responding to phone calls that 2nd Amendment demonstrators were open carrying down Main Street, Bukala wrote on the Lowell Police Deparment's Facebook page on Tuesday: "We are aware and no need to call us," adding "We at the Lowell Police Department support the legally armed citizen and the Second Amendment," according to WZZM13.

After a flood of complaints as part of what WZZM says was a "pattern of inappropriate behavior," the city manager told Bukala to resign by 5 p.m. on Friday or be fired at 5:01 p.m.

A disciplinary action report from city manager Michael Burns said Bukala was directed to make the post so residents were aware of the demonstrators. But when Burns read the last line, it appeared to be a political position, "possibly escalating rhetoric."

Burns asked him to remove that line, and Bukala responded with "This is a true statement."

The post gained some traction within the community, and Burns described the social media activity around it as "hostile." The official Lowell Police Department Facebook page also added to the statement and defended it in the comments.

"People!" started one comment, which said Lowell has had open carry demonstrators in town before. "Yes people are hypersensitive due to the riots and anarchists that have come to Michigan. They are exercising their right to open carry. No one has to agree or disagree." The comment was signed "Chief." -WZZM

Three days after a riot in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Bukala wrote on his personal Facebook page: "So these fine young men called me today. They wanted to exercise their Second Amendment rights and walk down Main Street. They saw what happened in Grand Rapids. They said it’s not going to happen here. We have your backs. I thanked them for letting me know they were in town and to call if they see something."

On Thursday, the Lowell PD apologized on its Facebook page, writing "We have made mistakes on social media this week, starting with an ill-considered message posted on the Lowell Police Department Facebook page. We then defended this message, arguing with residents or dismissing their concerns."

The PD apologized, adding "we must take this opportunity to listen and learn so we can work together to defeat racism and build a more just and equitable society. We can and must do better."

According to the city manager, Bukala was cited for violating city policy, including "conduct unbecoming of a police officer," adding "Personnel shall not allow personal feelings to influence their professional conduct."
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NYPD Rumor: Police Commissioner and Chief of Dept. out, major shuffling of chiefs and units.
[Twitter]
Posted by: 3dc || 06/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  Classic Delasio, shove a black female at the problem for optics and groveling before the woke anarchists literally destroying NYC. If you have a lick of sense you would be bailing from that looming disaster, and taking your business and wealth with you. If you stay, the rest of us are done giving you money or help. Sauvé qui peut!
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 06/08/2020 13:38 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Sirte roundup: Turkish-backed forces reach city-center of Sirte after fierce battle, or perhaps not...
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Ottoman Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) forces, headed by Fayez al-Sarraj, announced on Saturday that its forces advanced from three axes to the city center of Sirte.

The GNA said that they advanced in the Jarif, Saheli and seven hubs to the center of Sirte, indicating the retreat and withdrawal of the Libyan National Army (LNA).

The GNA, backed by The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
, announced that they had tightened control over the town of Washaka and continued to advance east towards the city of Sirte to extract it from the grip of the LNA.

"Our heroic forces have taken control of the town of al-Washaka, bypassing the Bweirat al-Hassoun area and are advancing aggressively to hit the city of Sirte," the group said.

This comes hours after the GNA forces announced the launch of a new operation called "Path of Victory" with the aim of controlling the areas of al-Washaka, Buwairat, al-Hassoun, Jarf, Abu Hadi, Sirte and al-Jafra.

Turkish-backed forces suffer heavy losses in first attack on key Libyan city

[ALMASDARNEWS] On Saturday, the Ottoman Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) forces launched a big offensive to capture the port-city of Sirte and several towns nearby.

Backed by Ottoman Turkish drones, the GNA forces scored a quick advance to start off the offensive, as their troops reportedly captured several areas and entered the city of Sirte.

However,
those who apply themselves too closely to little things often become incapable of great things...
hours later, the Libyan National Army (LNA) announced that they had managed to drive back the GNA forces, posting a video of their troops in control of the areas that were previously reported as lost.

The LNA said their troops killed and maimed several members of the GNA forces, while also destroying a number of their mechanisms.

The city of Sirte is located on the Libyan coast between Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
and Benghazi, and is 450 km east of the capital.

As of Saturday, the city and its outskirts witnessed an abundance of violence, as the Ottoman Turkish-backed GNA forces announced that it had tightened control of the town of al-Washaka and continued to advance east towards the city of Sirte to extract it from the grip of the Libyan National Army.

Earlier in the day, the GNA said that they had advanced at Jarif, al-Sahili, and the center of Sirte, indicating the retreat and withdrawal of the LNA troops; however, this was later denied by the latter.









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GNA terrorist Militia commander AbdelHakim Ali AlSenussi Al-Shawsh killed by the LNA
[PUBLISH.TWITTER] At least he didn't miss many meals.
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Egyptian M1 Abrams tank column heading to the border with Libya
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6572 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  Let's get ready to rummmmble!
Posted by: Raj || 06/08/2020 0:23 Comments || Top||

#2  As long as the battlefield doesn't move toward Megiddo.
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/08/2020 7:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Uh-oh. The Caliphate has pissed off Muhammad Ali.
Posted by: b || 06/08/2020 9:49 Comments || Top||

#4  'Player 9 Has Entered The Game'
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Britain
Britain: Protesters in London leave Marx alone, agitate to topple Churchill, deface Rob’t Peel
[Twitter]

The woke are agitating to topple the Churchill statue in Parliament Square


Glasgow's statue in George Square of Robert Peel - founder of the Police and the Tory Party - has been defaced with communist graffiti.
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#1  Go ahead - try to unperson Wayne Rooney with this bullshit; you just might get an unpleasant response.
Posted by: Raj || 06/08/2020 0:33 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Pak Fires Heavily Along LoC In Uri Sector
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
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Encounter between militants and joint forces at Reban in Shopian district of south Kashmir
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israel has captured a Palestinian accused of throwing a rock that killed an Israeli soldier last month
[TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6497 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority

#1  Israelis, of all people, should know that rocks can be deadly weapons. Just ask Goliath. Shooting live ammunition in response to rock throwers is justified.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/08/2020 12:29 Comments || Top||

#2  But only in three round bursts.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/08/2020 12:32 Comments || Top||

#3  ^Single shots, as jy wil!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/08/2020 12:39 Comments || Top||

#4  Someone who knows what they're doing only needs one shot.
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 06/08/2020 19:30 Comments || Top||

#5  But for us amateurs, anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/08/2020 20:09 Comments || Top||

#6  "DoubleTap™"
Posted by: Frank G || 06/08/2020 20:30 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian Air Force launches heavy strikes on jihadist bases near Turkish border
[TWITTER]
According to a field report from northwestern Syria, the Syrian Air Force heavily targeted bases and dens belonging to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) in western Aleppo.

The airstrikes reportedly spread to the Idlib and Hama governorates, where the warplanes targeted jihadist trenches and hideouts in areas like Jabal Al-Zawiya and the Al-Ghaab Plain.

Despite the presence of Turkish air defense systems near the city of Idlib, the Syrian Air Force conducted these airstrikes with virtually no resistance.

Since receiving a new batch of MiG-29 jets from the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Syrian Air Force has intensified their strikes against the jihadist forces in Idlib, Aleppo, Latakia, and Hama.

In addition to receiving these aircraft, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has also acquired a new batch of tanks and armored vehicles from the Russian Ministry of Defense.

These latest deliveries from the Russian Ministry of Defense come at a time when the Syrian Army prepares to launch a new attack inside the Idlib Governorate.
Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6501 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  When will we see strikes on jihadist bases in Ankara?
Posted by: AlanC || 06/08/2020 10:19 Comments || Top||


Clashes between Sunni and Shia youth in several Beirut neighborhoods, Lebanese President Michel Aoun called for a return to peace
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6480 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  Nostalgia.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/08/2020 8:59 Comments || Top||

#2  "Gangs of New York Beruit"
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/08/2020 11:53 Comments || Top||


Arrest of suspected ISIS affiliates on the fourth day of the SDF campaign in the countryside of Deir ez-Zor.
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6494 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Kurdish girl from the Afrin region of Syria was found dead among agricultural fields east of Azaz
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


12 pro-Iranian militia fighters killed in drone strikes in eastern Syria
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Is he referring to this story from yesterday?
Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6489 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies



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