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Outrage as Dallas officials threaten to tear down wall honoring fallen police officers because of regulations

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Fence at Last Call Lounge/AP photo

From Fox News: A downtown Dallas business owner says city officials are threatening to issue summonses over an 8-foot-tall fence on her property that features a mural honoring five police officers killed in an ambush last year.

The large mural pays tribute to the officers who were killed during an attack on law enforcement at a Black Lives Matter rally in Dallas on July 7, 2016. Flowers, notes and other tokens have been left at the mural regularly since its unveiling four days ago.

Diana Paz, who runs the Last Call Lounge, told Fox News Friday that city officials didn’t want to listen when she tried to them about the mural, which is about a mile away from where the shooting took place. “They never gave me the chance to tell them what it was that we wanted to do,” Paz said.

City officials insist the mural is not the problem and that they are wrongly being portrayed as insensitive. They say the fence was constructed in violation of city codes.

“We did not ask that any mural be taken down, this has nothing to do with any mural,” said Richard Hill, the public information officer for Dallas City Hall. “It has to do with the fact that a fence was built without a permit.”

“The building inspector went out and looked at it, and gave them a notice,” Hill said. “They went back and the owners still didn’t have a permit, so they gave them a warning. The city did its job.”

Paz was issued a violation notice May 25 saying that she failed to obtain a permit to use metal siding in the construction and that the fence blocks visibility at a nearby four-way stop.

Paz said her cousin, Cesar Rodriguez, made changes. He moved the fence back three feet to address complaints about visibility at the intersection at an added cost of $2,000, bringing the cost of building the fence to more than $17,000.

“They still said it wasn’t right,” Paz said. “The previous old posts are still there, they can see we moved the posts. They say they’ll keep giving us citations.”

Paz said her intention was to commemorate the shooting anniversary with the mural, which shows six officers of different races carrying a coffin with an American flag draped over it.

She said she vividly remembers that horrible night. Three officers working at her bar took off when they heard the call for assistance. “We saw how they rushed out,” Paz said. “It touched our own employees. We just wanted to do something for the anniversary, to give some positivity” by commissioning the mural.

Paz said she will continue making modifications to the fence until inspectors are satisfied and grant her a permit.

DCG

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This is Chiraq: 9-year-old boy among 10 dead, 37 wounded in weekend shootings

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Heck of a job mayor…

These are the numbers at the time I scheduled this blog post on Sunday at 3:00 pm. Don’t be surprised if the numbers go up by Monday morning.

From MyFoxChicago: Ten people have been killed, including a 9-year-old boy, and 37 others wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.

Since the start of the year, 1,984 people have been shot in the city, 349 of them fatally, according to data maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times. Last weekend, two people were killed and 38 others were wounded in city gun violence.

The 9-year-old Gustavo Garcia was in an SUV with a 31-year-old at 11:13 p.m. Friday when they were shot in the East Side neighborhood on the Far South Side, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. They were traveling west in the 3500 block of East 97th Street when someone fired shots from a gray car that pulled up next to them. The boy was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he died, police said. The man was in critical condition at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Family members gathered inside and outside the children’s hospital. A man who said he was Garcia’s father took about 10 minutes to calm down before entering the hospital. He went back outside and fell to his knees when he learned of his son’s death. A man in the group said the family didn’t want to comment any further on the incident and declined to reveal the boy’s identity.

The most recent fatal shooting happened about 3:20 a.m. Sunday in the South Shore neighborhood. A 23-year-old man was sitting in a parked vehicle in the 2100 block of East 71st Street when he was approached by two males who shot him in the chest and left arm, according to Chicago Police. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he died.

About two hours earlier, one man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. A male approached and shot the men while they were standing on the sidewalk in the 3900 block of West Arthington, police said. They were both taken to Stroger Hospital. A 31-year-old man died with a gunshot wound to the neck. A 32-year-old man was shot in the right leg, and his condition had stabilized.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not release their identities Sunday morning.

At least 31 more people have been shot across the city between 6 p.m. Friday and 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

Read the rest of the story here.

DCG

U.S. has 2 of 26 most dangerous cities in the world

In the United States, the number of homicides supposedly is at a near 25-year low — at approximately 5.3 homicides per 100,000 people.

Nevertheless, 2 of the 26 most dangerous cities in the world — where the murder rate is more than 50 per 100,000 people — are in the U.S., according to data provided by international research group Seguridad, Justicia y Paz. They are St. Louis, Missouri (#14) and Baltimore, Maryland (#26).

The ranking is determined by a city’s rate of homicide (# of homicides per 100,000 people), not by the absolute number of homicides.

A shocking 23 of the world’s 26 most dangerous cities are in Latin America:

  • 8 in Brazil: Natal (#10) Belém (#11), Aracaju (#12), Feira de Santana (#15), Vitória da Conquista (#16), Campos dos Goytacazes (#19), Salvador (#21), Maceió (#25).
  • 6 in Venezuela: Caracas (#1), Maturín (#6), Ciudad Guayana (#8), Valencia (#9), Barquisimeto (#17), Cumaná (#18)
  • 4 in Mexico: Acapulco (#2), Victoria (#5), Tijuana (#22), Culiacán (#24).
  • 2 in Hondoras: San Pedro Sula (#3), Distrito Central (#4).
  • 1 in Columbia: Cali (#22).
  • 1 in Guatemala: Guatemala (#23).
  • 1 in El Salvadore: San Salvadore (#7),

The most dangerous city in the world is Caracas, the capital of Venezuela — the socialist country that literally is falling apart (see “Venezuela has come to this: Cannibalism in prisons”). The homicide rate in Caracas is a shocking 130.35 per 100,000 people. Caracas also tops the list in the absolute number of homicides in 2016: 4,308.

Here are the 26 most dangerous cities in the world (source: 24/7 Wall St.):

  1. Caracas, Venezuela: 130.35 homicides per 100,000 people; 4,308 homicides in 2016.
  2. Acapulco, Mexico: 113.24 homicides per 100,000 people; 918 homicides in 2016.
  3. San Pedro Sula, Honduras: 112.09 homicides per 100,000 people; 845 homicides in 2016.
  4. Distrito Central, Honduras: 85.09 homicides per 100,000 people; 1,027 homicides in 2016.
  5. Victoria, Mexico: 84.67 homicides per 100,000 people; 293 homicides in 2016.
  6. Maturín, Venezuela: 84.21 homicides per 100,000 people; 1,483 homicides in 2016.
  7. San Salvador, El Salvador: 83.39 homicides per 100,000 people; 1,483 homicides in 2016.
  8. Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela: 82.84 homicides per 100,000 people; 727 homicides in 2016.
  9. Valencia, Venezuela: 72.02 homicides per 100,000 people; 1,124 homicides in 2016.
  10. Natal, Brazil: 69.56 homicides per 100,000 people; 1,097 homicides in 2016.
  11. Belém, Brazil: 67.4 homicides per 100,000 people; 1,633 homicides in 2016.
  12. Aracaju, Brazil: 62.8 homicides per 100,000 people; 589 homicides in 2016.
  13. Cape Town, South Africa: 60.8 homicides per 100,000 people; 2,434 homicides in 2016.
  14. St. Louis, USA: 60.4 homicides per 100,000 people; 188 homicides in 2016.
  15. Feira de Santana, Brazil: 60.2 homicides per 100,000 people; 375 homicides in 2016.
  16. Vitória da Conquista, Brazil: 60.1 homicides per 100,000 people; 208 homicides in 2016.
  17. Barquisimeto, Venezuela: 59.4 homicides per 100,000 people; 785 homicides in 2016.
  18. Cumaná, Venezuela: 59.3 homicides per 100,000 people; 266 homicides in 2016.
  19. Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil: 56.5 homicides per 100,000 people; 275 homicides in 2016.
  20. Salvador, Brazil: 54.7 homicides per 100,000 people; 2,180 homicides in 2016.
  21. Cali, Colombia: 54 homicides per 100,000 people; 1,358 homicides in 2016.
  22. Tijuana, Mexico: 53.1 homicides per 100,000 people; 871 homicides in 2016.
  23. Guatemala, Guatemala: 52.7 homicides per 100,000 people; 1,596 homicides in 2016.
  24. Culiacán, Mexico: 51.8 homicides per 100,000 people; 469 homicides in 2016.
  25. Maceió, Brazil: 51.8 homicides per 100,000 people; 529 homicides in 2016.
  26. Baltimore, USA: 51.1 homicides per 100,000 people; 318 homicides in 2016;

It should be noted that both St. Louis and Baltimore have Democrat mayors, and both have black majority populations: 49.2% and 63%, respectively. St. Louis has lost 62.7% of its population since the 1950 census; Baltimore‘s population, too, has declined at each census since its peak in 1950.

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~Eowyn

Report: Child-welfare investigator concluded that Seattle Mayor Ed Murray sexually abused foster son

Ed Murray with husband Michael Shiosaki

In April, Dr. Eowyn reported that homosexual Seattle Mayor Ed Murray was accused of having sexually molested a 15-year-old boy in the 1980s. At the time, Murray would have been in his early 30s.

From her blog post:

“Lewis Kamb and Jim Brunner report for Seattle Times that on April 6, 2017, a 46-year-old man with the initials D.H., a resident of Kent, Washington, filed a lawsuit in King County Superior Court, claiming that Ed Murray had “raped and molested him” over several years, beginning in 1986 when the man was a 15-year-old crack-cocaine addicted high-school dropout. Murray gave the teen payments of $10 to $20.

Murray vehemently denied the allegations and abruptly canceled a scheduled news conference about police reform.

Two other men, Jeff Simpson and Lloyd Anderson, had accused Murray of abusing them in the 1980s when Simpson was 13 and Anderson was 16 years old. Both men had known Murray when they were growing up in a Portland center for troubled children.”

Now news comes out that the mayor, who is not seeking re-election this year, was investigated by Oregon Child Protective Services (CPS) in 1984. The CPS determined that Murray should never again be a foster parent.

From MyNorthwest.com (via the Seattle Times) reports that a child welfare investigator in Oregon concluded in 1984 that Seattle Mayor Ed Murray sexually abused his foster son, The Seattle Times reports.

The Oregon Child Protective Services investigation validated Jeff Simpson’s allegations of abuse, according to public records the Times obtained.

Mayor Murray has publicly denied the allegations and made it a point that prosecutors in Oregon decided not to charge him years ago.

Simpson is one of four men who have accused the mayor of abuse when they were teenagers. Most recently, Delvonn Heckard, dropped a lawsuit against Murray, but promised to refile when the mayor has completed his term. Lloyd Anderson and Lavon Jones also allege the mayor sexually abused them.

Mayor Murray dropped out of the race for re-election, claiming Heckard’s lawsuit would be too distracting for the city. But he believes the withdrawal of Heckard’s case vindicates him.

As for Simpson, the Times reports that the Multnomah County prosecutor withdrew a criminal case against Murray not because they thought Simspon was lying, but because of his “troubled personality.”

Both Murray and Simpson appeared to be surprised that the CPS records still exist.  The Times reports that upon hearing the news, Simpson responded: “Wow, wow. Thank you, Jesus.”

In an interview with the Times, Murray and his attorney questioned why Oregon officials would have held on to the CPS records without notifying the mayor. Murray pointed out that a criminal case was withdrawn before a jury could vote to indict him.

“Other than the salacious nature of it, I don’t see what the story is,” Murray told the Times. “The system vindicated me. They withdrew the case.”

The CPS records also show that child-welfare officials decided that Ed Murray should never again be a foster parent.

Read the Seattle Times report here. But you won’t be allowed to comment. The Seattle Times has closed this article to comments, which they frequently do on articles they must deem “controversial.”

DCG

Welfare mom brags about raping taxpayers

The Conservative Tribune reports that in a viral clip uploaded to the Internet, a welfare mom of 3 in Brooklyn brags about raping stupid taxpayers, who work 9 to 5, of their hard-earned money.

Language Warning: The woman’s rant is full of f_, s_ and a_obscenities and nearly incomprehensible.

I was able to make out these words:

“Fuck it, I don’t pay taxes.

Fuck Trump. I’m gonna rape that shit sitting on my ass.”

Send this to President Trump, and ask that this woman be stripped of all welfare benefits: SNAP or food stamps, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, public housing, Medicaid . . . .

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~Eowyn

This is Chiraq: 4 killed, 15 wounded in Thursday shootings

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From MyFoxChicago: Four people were killed and 15 wounded in separate shootings across the South and West sides of Chicago on Thursday. Additionally, a man died after a gun went off in his waistband in the West Englewood neighborhood.

So far this year, 1,937 people have been shot in the city, leaving 338 dead, according to Chicago Sun-Times data.

Thursday’s latest slaying happened just before midnight in Princeton Park, where officers found a 29-year-old man shot in the head on the ground next to a vehicle in the 200 block of West 95th Street. He died at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to Chicago Police.

About 7:45 p.m., Terbord Williams was shot in the torso during a Wrightwood neighborhood drive-by attack, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The 24-year-old man died at the scene in the 2600 block of West 83rd Street.

At 12:20 p.m. in Humboldt Park, someone walked up to 29-year-old Derrick Murray in the 4600 block of West Augusta and shot him repeatedly, authorities said. The Lawndale resident died at Stroger Hospital within the hour.

The day’s first fatal shooting happened shortly after midnight in Lawndale, where a 28-year-old man was shot multiple times in the “lower extremities” in the 3100 block of West Lexington, police said. He died at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Thursday’s final nonfatal shooting happened about 11 p.m. on the Near West Side and left a 16-year-old boy in critical condition at Stroger Hospital. One or more shooters opened fire on him from a car as he walked into an apartment building in the 200 block of South Maplewood, police said.

An hour before that, someone with dreadlocks in Lawndale shot a 28-year-old man repeatedly as he rode a bicycle in the 4200 block of West Cermak, police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai in serious condition.

Thirteen more people were shot separately between 2 a.m. and 10 p.m., and they were expected to survive.

The bloodshed continued into early Friday, as two men were slain in separate attacks in Fernwood and Chatham. And two more were wounded in Albany Park and South Shore — all before 3 a.m.

DCG

Pedogate arrests: US Army general, Ohio mayor & TV actor raped children as young as 3

It is said that pedophiles include “pillars of the community” — government officials, judges, police, lawyers, doctors, teachers, priests, ministers and rabbis.

While some find that hard to believe, here are three recent cases proving the claim to be true.

(1) The 2-Star General

Army Times reports that on April 14, 2017, retired U.S. Army 2-star Maj. Gen. James Grazioplene was charged with 6 counts of rape of a minor on multiple occasions between 1983 and 1989.

Grazioplene, of Gainesville, Virginia, entered the Army in March 1972 as an armor officer. He was director of force development in the Pentagon’s Joint Warfighting Capabilities Assessment, before retiring in January 2005. As a retiree, Grazioplene is still subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

The military offered no other details on the case, nor did they say why Grazioplene is only charged now, decades after the alleged rapes.

The criminal investigation remains open. If convicted, Grazioplene faces life imprisonment and the loss of his pension.

According to the Daily Mail, Grazioplene had also worked for Mission: Readiness, an organization of retired admirals and generals working with school children, and as VP of military contractor and notorious child sex-trafficker DynCorp International.

From #Pizzagate Wiki:

“DynCorp has routinely been connected to human trafficking activities, and more specifically child sex trafficking, in countries throughout the globe. Multiple instances of child and drug trafficking, and even the direct sale of child pornography in Bosnia and Colombia during the 1990s, earned them a reputation which led to a federal investigation from 2004 to 2005. They would also be directly responsible for the loss of at least $2 trillion USD in Department of Defense funds.

Despite active federal investigations into DynCorp and successful lawsuits against them no employee has ever been prosecuted in criminal court.”

When she was Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton hushed up DynCorp’s hiring of a 15-year-old bacha bazi boy prostitute to perform lap dances at a DynCorp party in Afghanistan.

(2) The Mayor

In April 2017, Richard Keenan, 66, a Democrat and former mayor of Hubbard, Ohio (2010-2011), was sentenced to at least 10 years in prison for raping a girl over a 3-year period, beginning when she was four.

Keenan had pleaded guilty to 8 counts of rape, 4 counts of attempted rape and 8 counts of gross sexual imposition, all involving the same child. A rape conviction carries a sentence of life in prison, but prosecutors agreed to a plea agreement of life in prison with parole eligibility after 10 years.

The (Youngstown) Vindicator reports that Keenan’s wife, Diana, heard about the sex assaults from the child. She then confronted her husband, who admitted, “I did it.”

Keenan also admitted his assaults in “group discussions” while he was in the ValleyCare Trumbull Memorial Hospital psychiatric ward, but blamed the victim for initiating the acts and called the girl a “willing participant.”

According to the UK Independent, Keenan had also worked for the Hubbard city council in the 1990s and was a probation officer. In 2010, he told The Vindicator that he had “dedicated [his] life to Jesus”.

(3) The Actor

Radar Online reports, July 12, 2017, that Toby Willis, 47, the dad of TLC cable TV’s The Willis Family reality show, has been sentenced to two 25-year sentences and two 40-year sentences, after pleading guilty to four counts of child rape, including victim(s) as young as three. His sentences will run concurrently.

Willis, a father of 12, has been under investigation since 2016, when the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation suspected his involvement in the abuse of a young girl. Upon further investigation, three other sexual abuse cases were discovered. His victims were between ages 3 and 13 at the time of abuse.

A frightened Willis fled his home, yet was captured later that year in Kentucky, where he had hitchhiked in an attempt to escape the law. Willis’ TLC reality family show was cancelled in 2016, weeks before his arrest.

H/t Voat

Is it just me, or have there been more arrests of pedophiles, both small fishes and high-profile like the ones in this post, since Donald John Trump was inaugurated President?

Keep President Trump in your prayers!

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~Eowyn