Category Archives: Gun Control/2nd Amendment

Where Have All the Crisis Actors Gone?

Originally posted on Memory Hole:

Crisisactors.org, the website established to represent the collaboration between the Visionbox professional actors studio and FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute has been dormant since August 2014. This is according to information obtained from Internet Archive on June 15, 2015.

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On July 29, 2014 a notice retrieved from Internet Archive for crisisactors.org announces:

Maintenance

We apologize for the inconvenience, but Crisis Actors is currently undergoing maintenance.

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VA Reporter and Cameraman Shooting Discrepancy

Dr. Eowyn:

How can a black shooter have a white right hand?

Originally posted on Memory Hole:

virginia-shooting-video Imagery allegedly circulated via social media of “Bryce Williams” confronting Alison Parker.

Video and photographic evidence suggests assailant in video is white, yet so-called shooter Bryce Williams is black.

There appears to be a major contradiction in what has been presented as the official storyline of what has come to be known as the “TV Reporter, Cameraman Murdered Live on Air” story being pushed by mainstream and even some “alternative” news outlets.

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Liberal Logic: Piers Morgan Version

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A stupid hunter kills Cecil the lion? Kill the hunter.

A mentally unstable, gay black man kills co-workers? Ban guns.

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When Dr. Palmer killed Cecil the lion , Piers Morgan wrote the following:

“He’s just a smirking, vile, callous assassin with no heart, whose shameless boasting of his disgusting exploits (hunting) is almost as repellent as the exploits themselves.

I will sell tickets for $50,000 to anyone who wants to come with me and track down fat, greedy, selfish, murderous businessmen like Dr Palmer in their natural habit.

We’d lure him out with bait – in his case I suggest the fresh blood of one of his victims would be very effective as it seems to turn him on so much – and once lured, we would all take a bow and fire a few arrows into his limbs to render him incapable of movement. Then we’d calmly walk over, skin him alive, cut his head from his neck, and took a bunch of photos of us all grinning inanely at his quivering flesh.

This may sound harsh, but if you ask Dr. Palmer, it’s really not.

Like Cecil, he’s an ageing, greying creature eeking out the last quarter of his life. He’s going to die soon enough anyway, right? Once we’d finished our jubilant paparazzi session, we would then take Dr. Palmer’s head and skin and have them framed for our office walls. A gleaming monument to our great skill and courage. I’d even keep his teeth, so we could forever see his ‘dazzling smile’.

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Yesterday a man shot and killed two reporters on live television. The killer penned a 23-page manifesto where he stated he was suffering from racial discrimination and sexual harassment at work, as a homosexual African-American.

Piers Morgan’s response? A lengthy diatribe on Twitter (in which he tweeted a picture of the woman reporter with the gun pointed at her) denouncing guns:

This is so DISGUSTING. Enough, America. For God’s sake, do something about guns.”

“Amazing how many intelligent Americans see no correlation between lots of guns & lots of gun violence.”

Amend it again. > RT we have this thing called the 2nd amendment in the US which u seem to ignore.”

“Arm every journalist! America’s only answer to gun violence – more guns!”

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Is it too much to ask that Piers Morgan show some consistency? How about blaming the people holding the guns for both of these tragedies? With Piers Morgan and his liberal logic, I guess that’s too much to ask for.

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Another typical weekend in Chicago: 4 killed, 29 wounded

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MyFoxChicago: Four people were killed and at least 29 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening, according to police.

About 6 a.m. Sunday, a person was shot to death in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side, police said. The male, whose age was not known, suffered gunshot wounds to the neck and arm in the 1500 block of North Avers, according to preliminary information from police. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

Saturday night, a man was killed and a woman was injured in a Brighton Park neighborhood shooting on the Southwest Side, police said. Officers responding to a call of a person shot about 9:30 p.m. in the 4000 block of South Albany found the 35-year-old man lying in the street, police said. The man had suffered gunshot wounds to the right chest and arm and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The medical examiner’s office could not confirm the fatality.

The woman, 26, was standing on a porch nearby when she heard gunfire and realized she’d suffered a graze wound to the right thigh, police said. She was treated and released at the scene. A police source said the man was a documented gang member.

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Earlier Saturday, a man was shot to death in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said. The 34-year-old man was shot multiple times about 4:55 a.m. in the 5200 block of South Menard, authorities said.

Officers at the scene said he was shot several times in the head at close range. Witnesses told investigators they heard shots, looked out the window and saw the man lying on the ground, police said. He was dead at the scene and remained unidentified Sunday morning, a spokesman for the medical examiner’s office said.

Friday evening, a man was killed and a 16-year-old boy was wounded in a West Garfield Park neighborhood shooting. Cory Fisher, 18, and the boy got into a fight with a third person who then pulled out a gun and opened fire at 6:12 p.m. in the 3800 block of West Lexington, authorities said. Fisher, of the 3200 block of West Carroll, was shot in the head and the boy was shot in the right shoulder, authorities said. Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where Fisher was pronounced dead at 6:24 p.m., authorities said. The teen’s condition was stabilized.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened Sunday morning in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. The shooting happened about 7:05 a.m. in the 3000 block of West Polk, according to preliminary information from police. One male was shot in the ankle and was taken to Stroger Hospital, police said. Another male suffered a gunshot wound and drove himself to Mount Sinai Hospital. Their ages and conditions were not immediately known.

About 4:55 a.m. Sunday, a man was shot during a robbery in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side. Two people exited a white sedan, approached the 24-year-old man and announced a robbery in the 5300 block of South Wabash, police said. While the people were robbing him, the man was shot in upper right leg, police said. The robbers then got back in the vehicle, which sped away. The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

Roughly two hours earlier, a man was shot in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The man, 40, was shot in the lower back about 2:55 a.m. in the 1800 block of North Mozart, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

Earlier Sunday, a man was injured in an East Side neighborhood shooting on the Far South Side. The 21-year-old walked into Advocate Trinity Hospital about 1:45 a.m. with a gunshot wound to the buttocks, police said. He was listed in good condition. The man told investigators he was on a porch with a group in the 10300 block of South Avenue N when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired shots. A police source said the man is a documented gang member.

At least 22 other people have been shot across the city since 8 p.m. Friday.

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New bill would grant immunity to armed TN National Guard members

Common sense prevails…

Sen. Richard Briggs

Sen. Richard Briggs

Times Free Press: Sen. Richard Briggs, R-Knoxville, says he will introduce a bill granting immunity and personal liability for Tennessee National Guard members now able to go armed after the July 16 attacks in Chattanooga.

“Our Tennessee National Guardsmen have become targets of terrorists as demonstrated by the tragic events in Chattanooga,” said Briggs, a retired U.S. Army colonel with combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The intent of the bill, he said in his news release, “is to provide the service member legal cover in defending him or herself and others during a terrorist attack. “I believe my fellow Tennesseans and state legislators will agree this protection is necessary for our Guardsmen,” Briggs added.

During his shooting rampage, Mohammed Youssef Abdulazeez first attacked a U.S. military recruiting center in a strip mall off Lee Highway with semi-automatic weapons. Next door was a Tennessee National Guard recruiting station. Abdulazeez then speed off to Amnicola Highway where he attacked the Navy and Marine Reserve Center where he killed four Marines and a sailor before dying himself in a hail of bullets fired by Chattanooga police officers.

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“Homegrown violent extremist” Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez

Federal officials have stopped short of calling Abdulazeez, a Kuwait-born 24 year old whose family says suffered from depression and other problems, a terrorist. Instead, they describe him as a “homegrown violent extremist.”

The shootings forced a reevaluation of state and U.S. policies regarding the arming of soldiers based on U.S. soil.

Tennessee Adj. Gen. Max Haston, acting on Gov. Bill Haslam’s instructions, issued a new policy allowing Guard members with state-issued handgun carry permits to carry them at state-owned facilities such as armories.  At facilities either owned by the U.S. military or co-located with federal personnel, select state personnel with 9 mm-pistol training will be armed under new federal policies rising from the Chattanooga attack.

Meanwhile, top U.S. military brass are expected to report on Friday to Defense Secretary Ash Carter on their recommendations. “The attack in Chattanooga reminds us of the constant threat, on and off the battlefield, facing our brave men and women in uniform,” Briggs said and added his bill “will strengthen current security measures implemented by the Adjutant General to help protect them.”

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Sandy Hook’s dead school principal interviewed about massacre one day before the massacre

The Sandy Hook Elementary School (SHES) shooting massacre on December 14, 2012, is full of oddities — what former Florida state trooper Wolfgang Halbig calls “things that don’t make sense.”

Fellowship of the Minds has chronicled many of those oddities. Go to our “Sandy Hook Massacre” page.

Here’s another thing that doesn’t make sense.

Dawn Hochsprung

Dawn Hochsprung, the 47–year-old principal of SHES, was one of the six adults whom Lanza shot to death on the morning of Friday, December 14, 2012.

As recounted by ABC News’ Katie Kindelan:

“Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung devoted her life to helping students as an educator. In her final moments, Hochsprung, 47, reportedly gave her life Friday to save the lives of countless students and teachers when she sprung from a conference room at the sound of gunshots and confronted head-on the armed shooter who had barged into the school.”

So it is curious, to say the least, that on the day of the massacre, the local paper, The Newtown Bee, ran an online story, “Shooting Reported Sandy Hook Elementary School,” which quoted the same Hochsprung as a source:

 Sandy Hook School Principal Dawn Hochsprung told The Bee that a masked man entered the school with a rifle and started shooting multiple shows—more than she could count—that went ‘on and on.’

According to blogger swansong of InsanemediaThe Bee retracted the story three days later, but not before swansong had captured a screenshot of the original article, and circled in yellow the sentence referring to Hochsprung.

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Newtown Bee Dawn Hochsprung

On December 31, 2012, Newtown Bee published this retraction and apology:

An early online report from the scene at the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School quoted a woman who identified herself to our reporter as the principal of the school. The woman was not the school’s principal, Dawn Hochsprung, who was killed in the Friday morning attack. The quote was removed from subsequent online versions of the story, but the original story did remain in our online archive for three days before being deleted.

We apologize for whatever confusion this may have caused our readers and for any pain or anguish it may have cause the Hochsprung family.

Swansong points out that Newtown is a small town of about 27,000 people and that The Newtown Bee is located less than 1½ miles from SHES and had run innumerable stories on the school, many of which featured Dawn Hochsprung. In other words, Hochsprung was well known by The Bee’s reporters.

Even more remarkable is swansong’s discovery that the Bing cache date for The Bee’s original report that quoted Hochsprung was December 13, 2012—one day before the massacre. Here’s a screenshot swansong took of the cache:

Bing cache of Newtown Bee story

In a follow-up, Newtown Bee’s editor, Curtiss Clark, told swansong that John Voket was “the reporter” who spoke with the woman mistaken for Hochsprung, and that Voket met the woman face to face. Since Voket had worked at The Bee for 8 years as its associate editor and is a radio announcer and active in the community, it strains credibility that Voket had mistaken the woman for Hochsprung. In an email to swansong, Voket attributed his mistake to the chaos and commotion of that day, and to the woman, whose name he would not divulge, having “a number of physical attributes” in common with Hochsprung.

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Same ‘ol, same ‘ol in Chicago: 2 killed, 25 wounded in weekend shootings

No where to be seen in Chicago...

No where to be seen in Chicago…

MyFoxChicago: Two men were killed and at least 25 other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.

The latest homicide happened about 2 a.m. Saturday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. A 27-year-old man was driving near the intersection of Carroll and Central Park avenues when he was shot multiple times in the chest, back and arm, according to Chicago Police. His vehicle then crashed into a pole. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The Cook County medical examiner’s office withheld his name Saturday night pending family notification.

The weekend’s first shooting also turned fatal after a West Garfield Park drive-by attack about 6:40 p.m. Friday.

Alex Malone was outside in the 4100 block of West Wilcox when someone fired shots from a passing minivan, authorities said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:17 p.m. Saturday, authorities said. Malone was from the 1600 block of South Spaulding.

The weekend’s most recent shooting happened Sunday morning in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

Three men were shot in the 4800 block of West Van Buren at 5:10 a.m., police said. A 32-year-old man was shot in the right forearm and was treated by paramedics at the scene, but refused additional medical treatment.

A 24-year-old man was shot twice in the armpit and walked into Stroger Hospital, where he is listed in good condition. A third man, 27, suffered a graze wound to the left foot and walked into West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park. He was listed in good condition. Police said all three victims are documented gang members and aren’t cooperating with investigators.

At least 22 other people have been wounded in other shootings across the city since about 10:45 p.m. Friday.

Additionally, a Chicago Police officer shot and seriously wounded a man during a Chatham neighborhood traffic stop about 7:45 p.m. Saturday. Another man with a gun was arrested at the scene, police said.

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