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Paging Emanuel, Sharpton and Jackson: Do you know what’s happening in Chicago EVERY weekend?

3 killed, 30 wounded in weekend shootings across city

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Chicago Sun Times: Three men were killed and at least 30 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city since 2 p.m. Friday.

The most recent fatal shooting happened about 6:15 a.m. Saturday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.  Jose Rios, 23, was walking with another person about 6:15 a.m. in the 4500 block of South Hermitage when a dark-colored van pulled up and someone got out of the passenger side and opened fire, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Rios, of the 4300 block of South Paulina, was shot multiple times and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:59 a.m., authorities said. Police said the shooting was gang-related.

About 10:15 p.m. Friday, a man was killed and two others were wounded in an Englewood neighborhood shooting. The three men — ages 25, 27 and 63 — were outside in the 5700 block of South Aberdeen when two people walked out of a gangway and opened fire, police said.

The 27-year-old, later identified as Malachi Baldwin, was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene at 10:41 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Baldwin lived in the 5600 block of South Elizabeth, authorities said.

The 25-year-old was shot in the abdomen and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said. The 63-year-old man was taken to St. Bernard Hospital with a gunshot wound to the hand. Their conditions had stabilized.

A police source said the man killed had documented gang ties.

The weekend’s first fatal shooting happened Friday afternoon inside a West Englewood neighborhood barbershop.  A group of people entered a business in the 1900 block of West 59th about 2 p.m. and someone opened fire, police said. Suitable Barber and Beauty Shop is listed at 1959 W. 59th St.

Deandre Ellis, 22, of the 5700 block of South Laflin, was shot in the chest and taken to Christ Medical Center, where he died at 3 p.m., authorities said.

A 44-year-old man also shot in the chest was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, and a 31-year-old man shot in the hand was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where his condition had stabilized.

The most recent shooting happened early Sunday in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

Two men, both 19, were sitting were sitting in a parked vehicle in the 6300 block of South Seeley about 2:45 a.m. when a light-colored SUV pulled up and someone inside fired shots, police said. The men drove themselves to Holy Cross Hospital.

One of the men was shot in the leg, and his condition had stabilized, police said. The other suffered a graze wound to the back of the head, and was treated and released.

At least 21 other people have been shot across the South and Southwest sides since Friday afternoon.

Also, two people were being questioned after a man was stabbed to death Saturday afternoon during a domestic incident in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side.

The 21-year-old man was stabbed about 3 p.m. in the 6500 block of South Minerva, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The medical examiner’s office confirmed the fatality, but did not release additional information Saturday night. Two people are being questioned in connection with the stabbing, police said.

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If You Like Your Dr. You Can Keep Your Dr…..Not!

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Two patients limp into two different medical clinics with the same
complaint. Both have trouble walking and appear to require hip surgery.
The FIRST patient is examined within the hour, is x-rayed the same day
and has a time booked for surgery the following week.
The SECOND sees his family doctor after waiting 3 weeks for an
appointment, then waits 8 weeks to see a specialist, then gets an x-ray,
which isn’t reviewed for another week and finally has his surgery
scheduled for 6 months from then, pending the review boards decision on
his age and remaining value to society.
Why the different treatment for the two patients?
The FIRST is a Golden Retriever taken to a vet.
The SECOND is a Senior Citizen on Obama care…
In November if there is no change in government we’ll all have to find a
good vet!

~Steve~                               H/T  Hujonwi

Police officers shot in racial tension-filled Missouri

Police-Shooting-MissouriMissouri State Highway Patrol troopers in Ferguson, Mo., join police in search for suspects in the shooting of a police officer on Sept. 27, 2014.

Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, has the dubious distinction of being America’s new epicenter of black racial protests and looting since white officer Darren Wilson had shot an unarmed 300-lb black 18-year-old named Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014.

Beginning on Thursday, Sept. 25, after a period of quiescence, protests by blacks against the Brown shooting resumed. Yesterday (Sept. 27), around the time of two separate protests, a Ferguson police officer was shot and wounded. The two suspects remain at large.

Jon BelmarSt. Louis County police chief Jon Belmar

Although the protests were contemporaneous with the officer shooting, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar nevertheless confidently dismissed the possibility that the protests were related in any way to the attack on the officer.

Belmar said at a news conference early Sunday that at around 9 p.m. last night, while checking on a closed community center, the unnamed officer spotted two men who began running when he approached them. The officer chased them, and as he closed in on one of the suspects, the second suspect pulled out a gun and fired at the officer, shooting him in the arm. The officer fired several shots in return, but there was no indication that he hit either of the suspects.

Without identifying the officer or providing further details about his condition, Belmar said the officer is expected to survive.

The shooting comes amid simmering tension between blacks and the police in Ferguson, where two-thirds of the residents are black, but only three of the city’s 53 police officers are “African-American”.

Thomas JacksonFerguson police chief Thomas Jackson

Earlier Saturday, Brown’s parents told The Associated Press that they were unmoved by a videotaped apology released days earlier by Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson, whose attempt to march with protesters Thursday sparked a clash that led to several arrests.

When asked whether Jackson should be fired, Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, said he should be. Brown’s father, Michael Brown Sr., said rather than an apology, they would like Darren Wilson, the officer who shot their son, to be arrested.

Michael Brown's parentsMichael Brown’s parents, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr.

A county grand jury is weighing whether to indict Wilson in Brown’s shooting.

The Obama administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) is investigating whether Brown’s civil rights were violated and conducting a broader probe into the Ferguson police department. On Friday, the DOJ urged police chief Jackson to ban his officers from wearing bracelets supporting Wilson while on duty and from covering up their name plates with black tape.

A few days ago, at a meeting with federal officials, Ferguson residents had complained about the bracelets, which are black with “I am Darren Wilson” in white lettering.

Also early Sunday, not far from Ferguson, an off-duty St. Louis city police officer was injured on Interstate 70 when three suspects fired shots into his personal vehicle. The off-duty officer, who has nearly 20 years of experience, was being treated at a hospital for a minor injury to his arm from broken glass.

Like St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, police spokeswoman Schron Jackson also dismissed the shooting of the off-duty officer as racially motivated, or that the shooting is related to the shooting of the Ferguson police officer the night before.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon expressed sympathy for the injured officers in a conference call Sunday from Afghanistan with reporters from Missouri, and lamely described the violence as “a challenge for everyone.”

Meanwhile, in some quarters, the shooting of the Ferguson officer is being celebrated. Here’s a tweet by someone who calls himself “JosephIsVegan.” Note the hammer and sickle after his name:

tweet about Ferguson officer shooting

You can also hear a man in this short video of protesters (0:10 mark) say “I hope that bitch [the Ferguson cop] die,” and another man (the same JosephIsVegan?) at the end of the video say, “We praying that he dies”.

But the police would have you believe that the shooting of the two police officers is not racially motivated.

Yeah, right. [sarc]

Sources: Associated Press, New York Times, The Last Refuge

H/t FOTM’s Maziel

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~Eowyn

Senior aide to the wife of Bill de Blasio dating a convicted killer and drug trafficker

Noerdlinger and McFarlan

Noerdlinger and McFarlan

DailyMail: Chief of staff to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife has been dating a convicted killer who has publicly denounced police officers as “pigs” it was revealed Thursday. Rachel Noerdlinger has been in a serious romantic relationship with ex-convict Hassaun McFarlan, 36, since 2010.

This past January, she joined Mayor de Blasio’s team, and in her capacity as aide to First Lady Chirlane McCray she has been allowed to attend high-level NYPD meetings.

Hassaun McFarlan’s criminal record, first brought to light by DNAInfo, goes back to his first arrest at age 15 for shooting to death an older boy in a dispute over a goose-down jacket in Harlem.

Most recently, he got in trouble with the law last year when he nearly ran over a New Jersey state police officer while driving his girlfriend’s Mercedes-Benz, according to court records obtained by the news site. Two of McFarlan’s five arrests on charges ranging from driving on a suspended license to drug trafficking took place while he was dating Noerdlinger.

de Blasio, Noerdlinger, and Sharpton

de Blasio, Noerdlinger, and Sharpton

The 43-year-old chief of staff got her start as a publicist representing attorney Johnnie Cochran and prominent civil rights leader race baiter Rev Al Sharpton, who later hired her as a public relations adviser for his organization the National Action Network.

All the while, Noerdlinger’s live-in boyfriend has been raving against police officers on social media. In one post, which has since been removed along with McFarlan’s Facebook account, he reportedly wrote, “I can’t come outside without the pigs f***ing with me in the hood.”

When asked whether the bombshell revelations concerning Noerdlinger’s personal life might result in her dismissal, de Blasio’s spokeswoman Rebecca Katz stated to the New York Post: “Rachel’s mot going anywhere.” Katz however, pointed out that “no one at the city hall condones criminal behavior or disparagement of the NYPD, including Rachel.”

The spokeswoman went on to say that Ms. Noerdlinger, a single mother of one, was “a strong and independent woman” whose core values and beliefs are in line with the de Blasio administration.

Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch, however, expressed concern regarding Noerdlinger’s access to sensitive police information and called into question the aide’s judgment. “It raises serious questions about her judgment and character and the quality of the counsel she provides to City Hall” he told the Post. “She should not be in that position.”

Attorney Jeffrey Lichtman, who represents Hassaun McFarlan and Rachel Noerdlinger, hit out at her critics saying that she performs her duties as chief of staff without any input from her boyfriend. “To her credit, she’s a loyal woman and a strong woman and she would not put her career ahead of people she cares about,” said Lichtman.

McFarlan, the song of a drug dealer from Harlem, has been arrested at least five times since 1993, when he shot dead Kenneth Carter, 18, over a jacket at a housing project. He pleased guilty to a manslaughter charge and spent the next seven years in prison.

In 2003, McFarlan ran afoul of the law a second time after he was busted as part of an interstate crack trafficking ring. McFarlan ended up behind bars yet again, this time in Massachusetts, after pleading guilty to a slew of drug charges. He was released in 2007.

Since then, McFarlan has been arrested at least three times for vehicular violations and marijuana possession; last November, he came close to mowing down a police officer responding to an accident. Through it all, McFarlan has been a vehement critic of law enforcement, referring to officers as “pigs” and criticizing the controversial stop-and-frisk policy.

In January 2012, McFarlan was apparently furious after reading a story about a police officer in Staten island who pleaded guilty to arresting an innocent black man on trumped up charges. “The system sucks this pig should be charged with a civil rights violation,” he wrote at the time in a post, which has since been deleted.

Noerdlinger, Sharpton, McCray, and de Blasio

Noerdlinger, Sharpton, McCray, and de Blasio

Al Sharpton cautiously has come to Rachel Noerdlinger’s defense, telling the New York Daily News that she should not have to answer for her boyfriend’s past actions.

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No one died in Sandy Hook: Testimony from Social Security Death Master File

When a person in the United States dies, his/her death is recorded by the federal government.

The Social Security Death Index (SSDI) is a database of death records created from the Social Security Administration’s Death Master File (DMF). Most persons in the U.S. who had died since 1936, had had a Social Security number, and whose death was reported to the Social Security Administration are listed in the SSDI.

Unlike the Death Master File, the SSDI is available free to the public on several genealogy websites, such as Genealogy Bank. The “state of issue” refers to the state that had issued the individual’s Social Security number.

On January 20, 2013, I undertook a search on Genealogy Bank for the SSDI of Adam Lanza — the alleged mass murderer of his mother, Nancy Lanza, and 20 children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, 2012.

To my astonishment, Genealogy Bank had Lanza’s SSDI as December 13, 2012 — a day BEFORE the alleged mass shooting. (See “SSDI says Adam Lanza died a day before Sandy Hook massacre“)

Here’s a screenshot I took of Adam Lanza’s SSDI record on the website GenealogyBank.com. The date (1/20/2013) and time (2:29PM) when I took the screenshot can be seen in the lower right corner of the image below.

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Adam Lanza died 12-13-2012

After the discovery of Lanza’s 12/13/2012 SSDI went viral, on or around February 2, 2013, Genealogy Bank changed Lanza’s SSDI to 12/14/2012, the day of the alleged massacre. (See “SSDI changed Adam Lanza’s date-of-death from Dec. 13 to Dec. 14, 2012 !!!”)

Another genealogy website, Ancestry.com, was slower on the uptake. Three days after Genealogy Bank had changed its SSDI for Lanza to 12/14/2012, Ancestry.com still listed Lanza’s SSDI as 12/13/2012. (See “Ancestry.com still has Adam Lanza’s date-of-death as a day before the Sandy Hook massacre”)

Lanza’s curious SSDI aside, I was able to find on Genealogy Bank the SSDI (of 12/14/2012) of all of Lanza’s victims, except one – that of Ana Marquez-Greene, age 6, whose father is jazz musician Jimmy Greene. In my search for Ana, I had used every variation of her name: Ana Marquez, Ana Marquez-Greene, Ana Greene, to no avail. I hypothesized that the lack of a SSDI for Ana Marquez-Greene may be because her parents had not yet obtained a Social Security card/number for her. (See “Dec. 14 was date of death for every Sandy Hook massacre victim, except Adam Lanza“)

But wait!

Remember what I’d written at the beginning of this post — that the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) is a database of death records created from the federal government Social Security Administration’s Death Master File?

What if I were to tell you that the Death Master File does NOT contain the SSDIs for any of Adam Lanza’s victims?

In other words, according to the United States Social Security Administration’s Death Master File, nobody died at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.

That’s exactly what blogger LivingonPlanetZ of Chemtrails: The Exotic Weapon reported on Feb. 22, 2014.

LivingonPlanetZ refers us to what he calls an “originating website” — a document published on archives.org (date unknown), titled “Sandy Hook – NO DEATHS, NO VICTIMS; According to SSDI Official Master File.” (You can also read the document in PDF here or here.)

The anonymous person who uploaded the 107-page document to archives.org had accessed the Social Security Administration’s Death Master File, updated through January 1, 2014, and searched for Adam Lanza’s victims — in vain.

The document says:

You are invited to search all of these records for the putative ‘victims’ of the Sandy Hook massacre. The children should all be 6 to 7 years old (“born” 2005-2006), and should have “died” in 2012. The adult “victims” appear in the appendix. (Each entry is followed by a 6-7 digit serial entry number, which demonstrates the continuity of the alphabetical listing – in other words, that they are presented here unaltered.)

I did just that and can verify the claim that none of Adam Lanza’s victims is in Social Security’s Death Master File. But before I present my findings, here are the Sandy Hook victims (name, birth date, gender, age at death), according to news accounts:

CHILDREN

  1. Charlotte Bacon, 2/22/06, female (age 6)
  2. Daniel Barden, 9/25/05, male (age 7)
  3. Olivia Engel, 7/18/06, female (age 6)
  4. Josephine Gay, 12/11/05, female (age 7)
  5. Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 04/04/06, female (age 6)
  6. Dylan Hockley, 03/08/06, male (age 6)
  7. Madeleine F. Hsu, 07/10/06, female (age 6)
  8. Catherine V. Hubbard, 06/08/06, female (age 6)
  9. Chase Kowalski, 10/31/05, male (age 7)
  10. Jesse Lewis, 06/30/06, male (age 6)
  11. James Mattioli, 03/22/06, male (age 6)
  12. Grace McDonnell, 11/04/05, female (age 7)
  13. Emilie Parker, 05/12/06, female (age 6)
  14. Jack Pinto, 05/06/06, male (age 6)
  15. Noah Pozner, 11/20/06, male (age 6)
  16. Caroline Previdi, 09/07/06, female (age 6)
  17. Jessica Rekos, 05/10/06, female (age 6)
  18. Avielle Richman, 10/17/06, female (age 6)
  19. Benjamin Wheeler, 9/12/06, male (age 6)
  20. Allison N. Wyatt, 07/03/06, female (age 6)

ADULTS

  1. Rachel Davino, 7/17/83, female (age 29)
  2. Dawn Hocksprung, 06/28/65, female (age 47)
  3. Anne Marie Murphy, 07/25/60, female (age 52)
  4. Lauren Russeau, 1982, female (age 29)
  5. Mary Sherlach, 02/11/56, female (age 56)
  6. Victoria Soto, 11/04/85, female (age 27)

Here are the search results for each of the above names in the Social Security Death Master File (DMF). In the list below, the names of alleged child victims are colored pink; those of adults are colored green:

  1. Charlotte Bacon: DMF has 36 individuals named Charlotte Bacon, none of whom is Sandy Hook’s Charlotte Bacon.
  2. Daniel Barden: DMF has 6 individuals named Daniel or Danny Barden, none of whom is Sandy Hook’s Daniel Barden.
  3. Olivia Engel: DMF has one Olivia Engel, but she was born on May 18, 1905.
  4. Josephine Gay: DMF has 29 Josephine Gay, none of whom is Sandy Hook’s Josephine Gay.
  5. Anna Marquez: DMF has 21 Anna Marquez, none of whom is Sandy Hook’s Anna Marquez.
  6. Dylan Hockley: DMF has no one named Dylan Hockley.
  7. Madeline Hsu: DMF has no one named Madeline Hsu. The closest, an individual named M. Hsu, was born on Oct. 27, 1940.
  8. Catherine Hubbard: DMF has 68 individuals named Catherine Hubbard, none of whom is the Sandy Hook Catherine Hubbard.
  9. Chase Kowalski: DMF has no one named Chase Kowalski. The closest, Chas Kowalski, was born on April 10, 1900.
  10. Jesse Lewis: DMF has 565  individuals named Jess or Jesse Lewis, none of whom is Sandy Hook’s Jesse Lewis.
  11. James Mattioli: DMF has no one named James Mattioli.
  12. Grace McDonnell: DMF has 38 individuals named Grace or Gracie McDonnell, none of whom is Sandy Hook’s Grace McDonnell.
  13. Emilie Parker: DMF has 12 individuals named Emilie, Emilia, or Emiline Parker, none of whom is Sandy Hook’s Emilie Parker.
  14. Jack Pinto: DMF has 12 individuals named Jack or Jacob Pinto, none of whom is Sandy Hook’s Jack Pinto.
  15. Noah Pozner: DMF has no one named Noah Pozner.
  16. Caroline Previdi: DMF has no one named Caroline Previdi.
  17. Jessica Rekos: DMF has no one named Jessica Rekos.
  18. Avielle Richman: DMF has 5 individuals with a first name that begins with the alphabet A and a last name of Richman, none of whom is Avielle Richman.
  19. Benjamin Wheeler: DMF has 206 individuals named Benjamin (or Benjamine, Benjemin, Benj, Benji) Wheeler, none of whom is Sandy Hook’s Benjamin Wheeler.
  20. Allison Wyatt: DMF has 4 individuals named Allison Wyatt, none of whom is Sandy Hook’s Allison Wyatt.
  21. Rachel Davino: DMF has no one named Rachel Davino.
  22. Dawn Hochsprung: DMF has no one named Dawn Hochsprung.
  23. Ann Marie Murphy: DMF has 11 individuals named Ann (or Anna) Murphy, 4 of whom are named Ann Marie Murphy, but none of them is Sandy Hook’s Ann Marie Murphy.
  24. Lauren Russeau: DMF has no one named Lauren Russeau.
  25. Mary Sherlach: DMF has two Marian Sherlach, but none named Mary Sherlach.
  26. Victoria Soto: DMF has 50 individuals named Victoria Soto. The closest is a Victoria G. Soto who was born about 1985, married in Texas on July 2, 2011, but is not dead.

LivingonPlanetZ posted about the document “Sandy Hook – NO DEATHS, NO VICTIMS; According to SSDI Official Master File” on February 22, 2014.

It is noteworthy that a month later, Social Security Administration changed its policy on the public’s access to its Death Master File. On the website of the Social Security Administration, it says beginning March 27, 2014, the public can have only “limited access” to its Death Master File. To gain access to the DMF, we the American people must now jump through several hoops:

  • One must be “certified” (via having one’s application approved) to be granted “limited access”.
  • Only certain people are eligible to be “certified”. One must have a “legitimate” fraud prevention interest, or have a “legitimate” business purpose pursuant to a law, governmental rule, regulation, or fiduciary duty in order to be certified under the program. (The critical word “legitimate” is undefined, which means Social Security Administration’s bureaucrats decide what “legitimate” means.)
  • Those who are “certified” for access to the Death Master File must pay a hefty annual per-person subscription fee of $995.

Then there’s this cover-their-posterior all-purpose qualifier by Social Security Administration:

This [Death Master] file includes the following information on each decedent, if the data are available to the SSA: social security number, name, date of birth, date of death. The SSA does not have a death record for all persons; therefore, SSA does not guarantee the veracity of the file. Thus, the absence of a particular person is not proof this person is alive.

But wait!

We don’t just have to depend on Social Security’s Death Master File data to know that no one died at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.

How do we know that?

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) tells us so!

Adan Salazar reports for Infowars, Sept. 24, 2014, that recently released FBI crime statistics show that no murders occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012, despite reports that 20 schoolchildren, 6 faculty members, and Nancy Lanza were killed or, in the case of Adam Lanza, committed suicide on December 14, 2012.

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FBI 2012 crime stats1

In contrast to the Connecticut report, the 2012 FBI crime report for the state of Colorado shows that 29 murders occurred in the town of Aurora that year, a figure that takes into account the 12 people who died in the Century Theater during the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises on July 20, 2012.

FBI crime stats2

To conclude, no one was killed on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. More perverse still, according to the Social Security Administration’s records, none of the alleged Sandy Hook victims ever lived!

As the author of “Sandy Hook – NO DEATHS, NO VICTIMS; According to SSDI Official Master File” puts it:

ALL of the identities of the “children victims” of the supposed Sandy Hook massacre, are purely fictitious identities, with no record of either birth or death. As to the adult “victims”, the only one with an identity possibly verifiable from the intact SSD Master File, is Victoria G. Soto. The other identities may or may not have been assumed by real people at some time; but the identities themselves are nevertheless fictitious. Secondary copies of the Master File, or perhaps earlier versions, appear to have been altered or “corrected”, to include the fake identities. Such altered copies appear to be in use by popular genealogy search websites, though inconsistently.

H/t Nicholas K, Kelleigh N, Victoria M.

For Fellowship of the Minds’ other posts on this great deception, go to our “Sandy Hook Massacre” page.

~Eowyn

Man Scales White House Fence And Makes It Into Front Door.

So I’m kinda thinking what would Vlad do?   sfi_machinegune6

Is it just me or does it seem to you also that there was a time that if a guy jumped the fence you would think he would not get very far. 

Could it be this touchy feely crap that has emasculated everything that was once proud and strong in this country? The Secrete Service has been in so many scandals lately. 

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson began an investigation into what went wrong. Oh yea, we have the first female head of the Secrete Service. I don’t know if that means anything, but with this group usually woman + lib is a disaster. 

Obama and family had just left the residence. Much as I can’t stand him the thought of a whack job getting in the doors of the WH is scary.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The man accused of getting inside the White House after scaling a fence is a veteran who was awarded a medal for his service in Iraq and retired due to disability, the Army said Sunday.

Credit: Evan Vucci AP

Credit: Evan Vucci AP

Authorities have identified the intruder from Friday night’s shocking incident as Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove, Texas, and the Army said he had served from 1997 to 2003, when he was discharged, and then again from 2005 to December 2012, when he retired.

The military does not provide details about a soldier’s disability due to privacy considerations.

The Secret Service tightened security outside the White House after the embarrassing breach in which the intruder carrying a knife climbed the fence, ran across the lawn and entered the building before agents stopped him.

The first family was away from the White House at the time.

Increased surveillance and more officer patrols are among the measures that Secret Service Director Julia Pierson ordered. She also began an investigation into what went wrong.

A member of the House Homeland Security Committee said Sunday that it was astonishing, at a time of concerns about terrorist attacks, that “someone could actually get into the White House without being stopped.”

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said the intrusion was “absolutely inexcusable” and he expected congressional hearings into the incident at one of the world’s most heavily secured buildings.

“This demands a full investigation, an investigation as to what happened, why it happened and what’s being done to make sure it never happens again,” he told “Fox News Sunday.”

Officials first said the fact that the man appeared to be unarmed may have been a factor in why agents at the scene didn’t shoot or have their dogs pursue him before he made it inside.

But a criminal complaint issued late Friday revealed Gonzalez had a small folding knife with a 3 ½-inch serrated blade with him at the time of his arrest.

At a hearing late Saturday afternoon in D.C. Superior Court, the assistant public defender representing Gonzalez said Gonzalez had no convictions or arrest warrants and had tested negative Saturday for drug use, according to The Washington Post.

“This is someone who has provided service to his country and shown commitment in his life,” said the lawyer, Margarita O’Donnell, as she tried unsuccessfully to get Gonzalez released.

Gonzalez was expected to appear in federal court Monday to face charges of unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a deadly or dangerous weapon.

According to a criminal complaint, Gonzalez told Secret Service agents after his arrest that he was “concerned that the atmosphere was collapsing” and needed to contact the president “so he could get word out to the people.”

Rest of Story Here!!

~Steve~

Another deadly weekend in Chicago: Gangbanger kills 9 year old boy

2 killed, 26 others shot since Friday night

Antonio Smith

Antonio Smith

SunTimes: A gangbanger on parole for a gun charge shot a 9-year-old boy as he searched for rival gang members, then fled and told his friends he “shot a shorty,” prosecutors said Saturday.

Allmon

Allmon

Derrick Allmon, 19, of the 7400 block of South Shore Drive, was denied bail Saturday, along with three others charged with him: Jabari Williams, 22, of the 1900 block of North Sycamore Street, Hanover Park; Michael Baker, 19, of the 8100 block of South Wentworth Avenue; and Paris Denard, 19, of the 7300 block of South Dorchester Avenue.

All are charged with murder in the Aug. 20 shooting death of 9-year-old Antonio Smith in the 1200 block of East 71st Street.

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Friday that Allmon shot the boy because he thought he was warning the rival gang members Allmon was after.

He said Allmon shot the boy after Antonio said a single word: “Hey.” Antonio was shot six times — in the chest, forearm, back, shoulder and hand.

Baker

Baker

Allmon then threw his gun in a sewer and ran, according to police and prosecutors. In court Saturday, authorities said Baker picked up Allmon and drove him to Denard’s house, telling Baker in the car: “I just hit a shorty. I just hit a shorty.”

He also told Denard and others he had just shot and killed a child, prosecutors said.

At Denard’s house, Allmon urinated on his hands to try to get rid of the gunshot residue, then changed his shirt before returning home to check in with electronic monitoring. The shooting happened around 4 p.m. Under the terms of his parole, Allmon was allowed to leave home between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., prosecutors said.

Denard

Denard

Authorities said the four had left Denard’s home earlier that day in two cars, going out in search of rival gang members, with Baker and Denard driving. Both drivers stopped when they spotted two rivals, authorities said, then Williams handed Allmon the gun and told him how to follow them into a back yard.

All four have given statements to the police admitting their involvement in the murder, according to prosecutors, who said the gun was found Thursday after Allmon revealed its location to police. It was tested by the Illinois State Police and found to be the murder weapon, prosecutors said.

Surveillance videos showed the suspects’ two cars in the area, they said.

Williams

Williams

Allmon, Williams and Denard have criminal convictions, according to prosecutors. Allmon was sentenced to three years in prison for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by a gang member and released on parole on Aug. 1.

Williams has two misdemeanor battery convictions.

Denard, convicted of possessing a gun as a juvenile, was also on parole at the time of Antonio’s killing.

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