[KRQE] While police are still investigating whether Muhammad Syed was behind the murders of two other Muslim men, a video from two years ago seems to tie him to one of those victims, Mohammad Zahir Ahmadi. Muslim leaders say surveillance video from a local mosque in 2020 appears to show Syed slashing the tires of an SUV belonging to the Ahmadi family.
At the time, the family member driving that car said she did not know the man in the video but mosque administrators did. “We ultimately knew who he was and issued a no trespassing, if you will, letter to him asking him not to come back and wanted her assistance in pursuing prosecution through the police and DA’s office. And at that time, she did not want to proceed,” said Ahmad Assed, President of the Islamic Center of New Mexico.
Ahmadi was shot to death in November outside the Halal market he owned with his brother on San Mateo near Constitution.
Somehow I doubt Facebook would just hand over user info when the perps where on the liberal side of the abortion debate. If this is real I would think they'd have wrapped themselves in Virtue Signaling delays and public outcry for as long as possible before releasing any info to the police.
Colluding to kill and burn your grandchild and child seems like it should not be something done on Facebook to begin with. Isn’t that supposed to be done in the chat of a first person shooter video game? Also, couldn’t she have just applied for a barista job at Starbucks and got a free trip out of it?
Posted by: Super Hose ||
08/11/2022 21:11 Comments ||
Doesn't immediately appear as if he fell off a balcony or was punctured with polonium.
[NYPost] The former college football player’s death is being investigated as a suicide
The Alabama TV anchor who broke news of the infamous 2016 “tarmac meeting” between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch died Saturday in an apparent suicide, according to reports and his employer.
Christopher Sign, 45, was found dead by Hoover, Ala., police around 8:13 a.m. Saturday after cops received a call of “a person down” at his Scout Trace home, according to Al.com. The former college football player’s death is being investigated as a suicide, Hoover Lt. Keith Czeskleba said, according to the outlet.
The Dallas-area native headed to Alabama in 2017 to anchor the ABC station’s evening news show, after working for a TV station in Phoenix.
While there, Sign broke the major 2016 presidential campaign news that Bill Clinton met with Lynch on the tarmac of Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport while the then-AG was investigating the use of a private email server by Hillary Clinton, the former president’s wife and the Democratic presidential candidate at the time.
Sign went on to write a book about the encounter titled “Secret on the Tarmac.”
“We knew something had occurred that was a bit unusual,” Sign told “Fox & Friends” in February 2020, ahead of the book’s release. “It was a planned meeting. It was not a coincidence.”
Sign went on to tell Fox that the investigation made his life a living hell, with his family receiving death threats.
“My family received significant death threats shortly after breaking this story,” he said. “Credit cards hacked. You know, my children, we have code words. We have secret code words that they know what to do.”
[breitbart.com] A prestigious, formerly all-girls school in a wealthy suburb outside Nashville, Tennessee, has announced that they will be accepting boys who are transgender and identify as girls.
A statement, obtained by Breitbart News and titled "Gender Diversity Philosophy at Harpeth Hall," outlined Harpeth Hall’s new approach to transgenderism. The school, located in the wealthy Belle Meade suburb of Nashville, costs over $32,000 annually for middle school and over $33,000 annually for high school.
"Our school uplifts the female voice," the statement claimed, going on to explain that they would accept males as students. "As the world evolves, so do our students. The concept of gender has expanded and deepened over time," the statement reads.
It explained that administration, faculty, and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee on the board made the decision to open up the previously all-girls school to boys.
The statement read, "Harpeth Hall is a girls school. The school culture is unique and distinctly about girls, complete with the use of references to students as girls and young women and the collective use of female pronouns."
It went on to say, "Any student who identifies as a girl may apply to our school. Students who join and remain at Harpeth Hall do so because our mission as a school for girls resonates with them."
Head of School Jess Hill was prominently featured in an article titled "Why an All-Girls School is a Good Thing." Read the rest at link
...TFA points out, however, that if you're a girl who identifies as a male, you can't go there.
What kind of sense does that make? A biological girl, female inwardly and outwardly, but says the words "I'm a boy", can't go...but a young man with full wedding tackle says, "I'm a girl", and he's welcomed with open arms.
Somebody's gonna get their butt sued, and it will be so delicious.
[OREGONLIVE] The queue spanned the block when Portland’s first self-identified lesbian bar in over a decade opened its doors July 1. Named for a radical 20th-century feminist and physician who called the city home, Doc Marie’s promised to be "for everyone."
It closed the next day.
Two managers quit immediately after the grand opening. Then other employees anonymously formed a workers’ collective and demanded the bar’s owners turn the business over to them, writing on Instagram that they felt "misled about the space being safe and welcoming."
A post about their demands by Libs of TikTok, a conservative website with more than 1.5 million followers across its social media accounts, further inflamed the conflict.
Now, co-owner Olga Bichko said her Southeast Grand Avenue watering hole will be ready to welcome the return of revelers Saturday, nearly a month-and-a-half after the fuse of unfortunate events ignited.
Way back in the early 70s, the wet-bulb temp was in the danger zone and the reg said stop training. However those in charge said they couldn't reschedule the training and pressed on. We lost one cadet that day to the heat.
Rhine is running dangerously low as Europe suffers through a drought forecast to be the worst in 500 years In other words, the models say so.
River set to become impassable to barges by Friday, threatening crucial shipments of coal, oil and goods
Last time the Rhine fell to this level - in 2018 - it closed for 132 days, almost tipping Germany into recession
Meanwhile wildfires are once again raging in the south of France as temperatures climb above 100F (38C)
Authorities predict that water levels at Kaub will dip below the mark of 40 centimetres early on Friday and keep falling over the weekend.
While this is still higher than the record low of 27cm seen in October 2018, many large ships could struggle to safely pass the river at that spot, located roughly mid-way along the Rhine between Koblenz and Mainz.
'The situation is quite dramatic, but not as dramatic yet as in 2018,' said Christian Lorenz, a spokesman for the German logistics company HGK.
Josh Tovar, 19, told the San Antonio Express-News he felt his couch shake while he was playing the popular war game Call of Duty, which prompted him to go outside, only to notice two helicopters flying...
OK, so JSOC does these types of exercises annually. Mayors are reluctant to announce these events because it draws all the crazies in protests. The Military works with the local police, Sheriffs, FBI HRTs, etc... The cross training is significant. If they have an air asset the locals learn how to integrate into the action, same with command and control of the operation. And as far as scene control, tactical movements, planning, etc... this is invaluable to the locals. The other side is the PR side, the 911 center gets staffed up for the mission times. The press management is a big training event for locals as the press goes nuts, like the crazies. If the event goes off well the mayor will take credit for the inter agency win. If it goes bad the mayor can claim no knowledge.
Posted by: 49 Pan ||
08/11/2022 10:21 Comments ||
Bit disappointed in the headline. For 3/4 I thought, maybe, just maybe, the US was re-taking The Border.
49 Pan - Worked SOTF & a JSOC location near there in late 80's to early 90's.
note: both locations are PD info now thanks to TIME Mag & CNN.
Back then, (30 years ago) they already had specially built training areas for this. So I find it odd they would be using cities now. Thus opening their HRT / Assault tactics and processes up to video collection, allowing others to develop counter action development.
[ZERO] According to Newsweek, the FBI had a 'confidential human source' (a mole) inside Mar-a-Lago, who was "able to identify what classified documents former President Trump was still hiding and even the location of those documents."
Trump security team discovers FBI mole inside Mar-a-Lago. Mole admits to clandestine FBI contacts.
Trump security team and legal assistants carefully inventory and digitize all presidential documents stored at Mar-a-Lago. All original paper documents are impregnated with invisible UV indicia.
In an effort to keep job, Mole agrees to begin integrating both bogus classified document reporting and unclassified Crossfire Hurricane document reporting into FBI contact sessions and personal meetings.
Trump security and legal team sits back and waits.
The mole claim is bunk. The documents were in the same room the feds put them in a few weeks ago, secured with a padlock the feds put on the door. They're trying to stir up a witch hunt inside Trump's organization.
Posted by: Rob Crawford ||
08/11/2022 10:55 Comments ||
Or perhaps no mole and their made-up excuse for the raid also becomes an exercise in poisoning the well.
Trump represents the greatest threat to the bi-partisan un-American system that has evolved over time. It uses hard-earned American power and influence, under the guise of global benevolence and patriotism, to benefit it's own members, not American citizens, America and American interests. Trump would upend all of that. They can neither control him, nor corrupt him. That is why he is so hated by all sides. Logically, with a lifetime of powerful business and personal enemies and both the republican establishment and elite as well as the entire democrat party and it's followers against him, if that power base had ANYTHING real that would stick, it would have stuck already. That is how dangerous he is to them.
It's Crazy that we have not had a patriotic president for SOOO long, many Americans do not recognize it.
1- Trump sure went on the offensive fast after the raid. Disclosed the raid himself and had a new video ready to rock.
2- The reported search of Melania's "wardrobe" is a really terrible optic for the DOJ/FBI, since the first thing that comes to anyone's mind is an agent with a thing for Melania's undies. Did the mole tell the FBI to be sure to look there, especially the upper right-hand drawer?
3- Way too many agents. 30 agents means 30 different stories about what happened, and if I represented Trump I'd want to cross-examine every one of them. Not all of them are going to be as facile answering questions as Slick Wray is.
4- The Secret Service was already on the scene, so what was the physical danger that required re-staging Iwo Jima? Did the FBI give the SS a heads-up?
I hate to say it, but among those with the greatest level of access and physical proximity or video awareness to Trump, consider the mole as a Secret Service Agent. They are USC 1811 federal law enforcement officers and if the FBI/DoJ/DHS approached one with persuasive argument that Trump had committed a National Security classified information crime, could they someone to roll? Acting as a CI might jeopardize their future career in the Secret Service, but a lateral/promotion to another federal position and a lifetime of demokrat protection and thanks?
Idiot armed with what is reported to be an AR-15 and a nail gun. Shoots at the FBI office building with the nail gun at about 9:30 this morning, then flees north on I-71, is cornered off the highway in Clinton County around 10 a.m. Stand-off continues — presumably they want to arrest him.
My sister tried to visit us today, but I-71 was still shut down or traffic jammed heading south as of an hour ago, so by the time she gets home she’ll have spent about seven hours in the car for nothing.
By the way: It's not every day that you get to ransack a former president's palatial abode. Send out a "preserve or die" letter to each agent requiring them to not delete any selfies they took during the search. I'd bet the farm there are plenty.
[Free Beacon] The federal magistrate judge who signed the warrant authorizing the FBI raid on former president Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence is a former criminal defense attorney who represented a former Democratic congressman investigated by the bureau for putting his mistress on his congressional payroll.
Government records indicate that Judge Bruce E. Reinhart, one of three federal magistrates in West Palm Beach, signed the unprecedented warrant targeting Trump, who denounced the "unannounced raid" on his property as "an assault [that] could only take place in broken, Third-World Countries."
As a criminal defense attorney, Reinhart represented Democratic congressman Tim Mahoney, a Florida lawmaker who ran on a platform of "faith, family, and personal responsibility" while carrying on a series of extramarital affairs. Mahoney subsequently came under FBI investigation for hiring one of his mistresses to work in his congressional office before putting her on his campaign payroll.
Prior to becoming a judge in 2018, Reinhart spent 12 years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, the office tasked with investigating the pedophile Jeffrey Epstein for sex trafficking in 2005.
The federal case against Epstein ultimately went nowhere thanks to a controversial non-prosecution agreement Epstein's lawyers negotiated with the U.S. Attorney's office. While the terms of that deal were being finalized in late 2007, Reinhart opened a limited liability company in Florida listed at the same address used by Epstein's lead attorney, Jack Goldberger. Reinhart resigned from the U.S. Attorney's office on Jan. 1, 2008. Epstein hired him the very next day. Reinhart would go on to represent Epstein's pilot, scheduler, and alleged "sex slave," all of whom received immunity from federal prosecution.
Reinhart went on to serve 10 years in private practice, where he specialized in "white collar criminal defense and complex litigation." He was sworn in as a federal magistrate in March 2018 after being appointed by a majority vote of U.S. District Court judges in Southern Florida. Candidates for the position must be "a member of good standing of a state or territory's highest court bar" and are "vetted by a merit selection panel that consists of lawyers and non-lawyers from the community."
A Crime Victims' Rights lawsuit filed in 2011 argued that Reinhart violated Justice Department policy by switching sides and accused the attorney of exploiting his access to confidential information about the sex trafficking case to secure a job with Epstein. Reinhart denied having access to "confidential, non-public information about the Epstein matter," but the U.S. Attorney's office claimed otherwise, according to the Miami Herald.
[Washington Examiner] The leader of El Salvador chided the FBI's raid on Mar-a-Lago, rhetorically asking what the United States would say if he did something similar.
President Nayib Bukele took to Twitter to point out the apparent hypocrisy of the U.S. government, sharing an article describing the FBI's search of former President Donald Trump's Florida residence on Monday.
"What would the US Government say, if OUR police raided the house of one of the main possible contenders of OUR 2024 presidential election?" Bukele tweeted with a thinking face emoji.
And then there's this from ZH (last paragraph just the cherry on top):
Ring Cameras Amassing Info On Users...And Their Neighbors
About 18% of Americans now own a video doorbell. That means a significant and growing slice of American neighborhoods are under a form of intermittent surveillance. If the surveillance video and associated data were the exclusive property of individual homeowners, it might not be of much concern.
However, that's not the case. For example, Ring, the company behind the top-selling brand, maintains a vast database on its users and their cameras. Ring is an Amazon subsidiary, thanks to the tech giant's 2018 purchase of the company for over $1 billion.
Ring says it doesn't sell its customers data, but sometimes it gives it away for free -- to the police. In the first half of 2022 alone, Ring fielded more than 3,500 requests from law enforcement agencies.
Ring keeps plenty of info that you'd expect them to have. According to Wired magazine:
Ring gets your name, phone number, email and postal address, and any other information you provide to it—such as payment information or your social media handles if you link your Ring account to Facebook, for instance. The company also gets information about your Wi-Fi network and its signal strength, and it knows you named your camera “Secret CIA Watchpoint,” as well as all the other technical changes you make to your cameras or doorbells.
But that's not all. In 2020, the BBC reported that Ring keeps data on every motion detected by its cameras, including the exact time "down to the millisecond." The event database also tracks doorbell rings -- and how many rings -- as well as on-demand actions by the Ring doorbell's owner, such as requesting live video or speaking through the speaker.
BBC also found Ring's database tracked interactions with the company's apps -- every time it's opened, various types of screen-taps, and instances where the owner zoomed in on video footage. Over time, scrutiny of all this data can provide insights into whether you're home or not.
Maybe you've opted against buying a Ring doorbell out of privacy concerns. That's fine, but don't forget that your neighbor's Ring camera may be watching you -- or even listening to you. Tests have found Ring cameras can record audio from 20 feet away. If you're strolling by a Ring-equipped house and talking to someone, you and your conversation could be in Ring's database. The same is true if you're on your own property and you're close enough to a neighbor's camera and microphone.
This isn't just a question of whether you trust Amazon and Ring not to misuse your video, audio and associated data. There's always the chance that your info could be hacked by common criminals -- or the ones who work for the government.
Speaking of the latter, earlier this year, Amazon was awarded a $10 billion renewal of a secret NSA contract.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
08/11/2022 8:04 Comments ||
Soon all these "smart" devices will hand out infractions like in "Demolition Man".
Posted by: European Conservative ||
08/11/2022 9:20 Comments ||
People will start having copper mesh lined Faraday Cages to put their cellphones into at home if they want any privacy. On principle I distrust any device that has a "software controlled" microphone and/or camera that is directly connected to the internet.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.