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Lawsuit: San Francisco DA carried firearm on commercial flights, fired whistleblowers

SF DA George Gascon: Hypocrite and Bully

This is so typical of the political elite: Do As I Say, Not As I Do.

George Gascon is the demorat district attorney for San Francisco. He was appointed by fellow gun grabber Gavin Newsom in January 2011 to succeed gun-grabber Kamala Harris and was elected DA of San Francisco in November 2011.

He is also a rabid gun grabber.

In 2013, Gascon wrote a piece for Politico entitled, “Time to ban large gun clips.”

An excerpt from his piece proves he has mastered the fear-mongering, gun-grabber terminology: “These “assault magazines” are devices that hold more than 10 bullets. They were designed and manufactured for military use to allow soldiers to kill the maximum number of enemy combatants without reloading.”

He supports San Francisco’s latest stab at the Second Amendment which includes banning the possession of firearms at gatherings like parades or protests, even when they are relatively small.

Now SF Gate reports that the Gascon flew commercial while carrying a firearm and fired whistleblowers who reported his unlawful actions to TSA. From their report:

A former senior investigator says he was fired for blowing the whistle on his boss, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, who he alleged carried a gun while flying — in violation of federal law.

Gascón reacted with a “pattern of retaliation and harassment” that culminated in the termination of senior investigator Henry G. McKenzie on Oct. 30, 2017, according to the suit filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco.

In the Nov. 24 filing, McKenzie says that Gascón — who is also the city’s former police chief — took a gun on board commercial flights repeatedly after becoming D.A. in January 2012.

According to the suit, members of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office Investigators Association, which included McKenzie, discussed the “need to blow the whistle” on Gascón’s potential criminal violations in early 2017.

Sometime that spring, an investigator in the district attorney’s office contacted the Transportation Security Administration to report Gascón’s alleged unlawful travel with a firearm.

“The issue is flying armed while not being a peace officer, and flying armed when there was no need to” for law enforcement purposes, McKenzie’s attorney, Fulvio Cajina, told us.

Under federal law, peace officers who are armed while traveling are required to state that they are doing so for good reason — a reason related to their work — under penalty of perjury. The investigators believed that, as district attorney, Gascón was no longer an active peace officer and had no need to travel with a gun.

In the months after the TSA was notified, five of the Investigators Association’s seven-member governing body were either terminated or reprimanded. In all, according to the suit, “nearly half of the district attorney’s investigative department — or about 14 staff members — “were either terminated or forced to resign under intense pressure within a five-month span,” the suit said.

At a Sept. 5, 2017, training day at the Lake Merced shooting range, Gascón allegedly told the entire investigations staff that “there was a ‘cancer’ growing in the Bureau of Investigations and he was going to cut it out,” according to the suit.

In what was described as a rant, Gascón told the group that if anyone was going to talk to The Chronicle’s Matier & Ross, “they better make sure they had their facts straight” and that he would “be around a lot longer than anyone else” at the bureau.

The next day, on Sept. 6, 2017, McKenzie says he was placed on administrative leave and that an internal affairs investigation was pending.

McKenzie alleges he was removed from his job because he “was either a whistle-blower or had aided a whistle-blower.”

He was fired the next month, and in late February, McKenzie’s termination was upheld by the D.A.’s office after an administrative review. McKenzie has since found a new job.

In the meantime, according to the lawsuit, “federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into defendant Gascón.”

TSA spokeswoman Lorie Dankers declined comment, saying the agency “cannot provide any additional detail beyond what is in publicly available documents.”

Read the whole story here.


I wonder if this case has anything to do with Gascon choosing to not seek re-election. Being exposed as a flaming hypocrite and bully can certainly end one’s political career.

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Vogue magazine asks, "Should we still let children play with toy guns?"


It’s the “Classic Mother BB Gun Block.”
Pro-tip for the women cited in this article: We have THOUSANDS of strict gun laws already on the books. The problem is enforcement and those darn criminals who don’t obey them.
And if you’re interested in teaching your child about proper firearm safety instead of an irrational fear, there are LOTS of resources available. For example, see here, here, here, here, here and here.
From Yahoo (originally from Vogue): Over the weekend, on a party supplies run at Flying Tiger, the charming Danish discount store, my 4-year-old daughter’s eyes sparkled at the sight of a neon-color water gun. “Can I have that?” she asked—the same question she’d repeated at the sight of the modeling clay and princess crowns and silly straws.
I wavered for a beat. I’d come of age in the late ’80s and ’90s—the height of the backyard Super Soaker battle. And before that water gun became the hottest ticket at Toys “R” Us, my brother and I had wielded tiny green plastic water pistols filled and refilled with rudimentary plugs, sneakily shooting each other in the eyes. I remember all of this as pure, absurd fun.
“No,” I told my daughter, and briskly steered her on.
I offered no explanation in the moment—and I hadn’t really turned the question over in my head before—but my gut gave me my answer: that I didn’t want to introduce her to this or any other gun in a world that already seemed to be teeming with them in movies and video games, on TV and, most of all, on the news. Her fleeting interest in the toy gun was innocent, but, sadly, my view of it no longer was.
The water gun fights my brother and I used to have in the summer were from another era, maybe even another world—before Columbine and Parkland; Orlando and Sutherland Springs; and before these much-covered mass shootings rightfully reminded the public of the regularly occurring violence in lower socioeconomic and minority communities.
Back then, guns might have been just toys; now, it’s impossible for me not to see them as charged with the trauma of recent events.
I considered that same question again today—should we let our children play with toy guns at a time when the U.S. is grappling with the impact of gun violence?—when I saw the pictures of Prince George holding a rather realistic-looking black toy gun at an English polo match over the weekend. Part of the debate over toy guns has hinged on distinguishing them, clearly, as toys—so as never to be mistaken for the real thing. There are state laws, including one in New York, requiring toy guns be brightly colored, as opposed to black, aluminum, or silver. Perhaps for this reason, the photos stood out: to some eyes, the prince’s looked eerily like a real pistol.
“I gasped when I saw the photos,” an American friend said on Facebook.
And she has a reason to: America has a gun violence homicide rate that is 25 times higher than that of other developed countries, according to Everytown for Gun Safety; we outrank all other countries in the number of mass shootings that occur here; we own an estimated half of all civilian guns worldwide. A child wielding a toy gun in the U.K., where firearms are much harder to obtain, arouses a different sense of shock or unease than they might in America, though no less alarming—remember the brouhaha when Pippa Middleton’s friend pointed a firearm out of their convertible at a paparazzi?
There’s also the matter of who’s holding the toy gun. “The photo of Prince George juxtaposed with the story of Tamir Rice, a young black boy killed by police in Ohio because he had a toy gun in hand is an important part of the racial and white supremacy dynamics at play here,” Erika Soto Lamb, the founding and former head of communications for Everytown and Moms Demand Action for Gun Safety and a mother of two sons, ages 5 and 7, told Vogue. “It’s not safe for a black child in America to play with toy guns.”
Soto Lamb is a Texas native who was raised around real guns; she grew up playing cops and robbers and revering A Christmas Story—the irreverent classic in which mischievous young Ralphie Parker dreams of his very own BB gun. But she does not allow her two sons to play with toy guns of any kind. While at Everytown and Moms Demand Action, “when my life was a daily deluge of news stories about gun violence in America, and working with mothers whose children had been killed, it was simply untenable to come home and hand my children guns to play with,” Soto Lamb said.
When I began asking other parents today about kids and toy guns, many echoed her uneasiness. “My daughter is just 3, but I don’t think a gun can be an innocent toy in this day and age,” Anna Davies, a fellow writer in Jersey City, New Jersey, told me. “It’s much easier to just not have them in our lives.”
Another friend said she was “uncomfortable” when her 5-year-old daughter recently received a toy water gun in a birthday party goodie bag. One mother stealthily returned a “machine-gun” toy loaded with foam pellets that her son received at his own birthday party. “It was designed to look like the real deal,” she said. “I was so horrified, I immediately stashed it away while he was busy tearing into his other gifts.”
I can hear the other side now: that parents denying their kids toy guns are overthinking this. That a toy is still just a toy. But if Barbies arguably possess the power to body shame little girls, and princesses can mess with their sense of independence, then can’t guns, even if just subliminally, sanction violence? “I believe we have a cultural problem with guns in this country, and I don’t want to normalize the use of them,” Kathy Healy Champion, a mother of three in Connecticut, said. She doesn’t allow her children to play with toy guns. “I see it as a step in the right direction.”
After Sandy Hook, Soto Lamb says she began to view A Christmas Story through a different lens: “I realized that America’s problem with gun violence goes deeper than any laws, there is a cultural shift that needs to happen,” she said. “We give them blocks to inspire them to be builders, we give them paint to inspire artistic expression . . . what are we feeding our children, in the metaphorical sense, when we hand them toy guys to play with?
It doesn’t have to be a real gun to spark debate: According to Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter, even emoji guns carry a certain charge that doesn’t necessarily belong in our texts or tweets: all of those companies scrapped their original gun emojis in favor of “water guns.” The TSA—Transportation Security Administration—recommends toy guns be packed with checked baggage; it bans “squirt guns, Nerf guns, toy swords, or other items that resemble realistic firearms or weapons.”
For some parents, the question of how to handle toy guns is ongoing—some allow just water guns and only of the bright-colored variety. Others have nuanced rules—that toy guns should never be pointed at people or used to pretend-kill someone. (But, then again, that’s usually the point of a gun, whether real or fake.) Some parents say the decision isn’t easy—one mother reluctantly allows her sons to partake in paintball gunning, so as not to make them feel left out among friends. The hardest part for Soto Lamb is banning water guns. “Water guns are really so fun, but let’s be honest, Super Soakers are basically assault weapon–style water guns,” she said. “We make do with water blasters”—long tubes with no trigger—“and water balloons.”
Several parents told me their concerns about toy guns tend to get dwarfed by their worry over real gun violence. Responding to some online backlash about Prince George’s toy gun, Davies said, “I wish the outrage would continue to be directed at the NRA, not Prince George and the royal family. Maybe if we lived in a society that had strict gun laws, our toddlers could also play with pretend guns. I think it’s actually something to aspire to—let’s become a society where guns are just as fantastical as lightsabers.”
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Constitutional attorney: Department of Homeland Security is Obama’s standing army

The extent and scope of the DHS’ lethality and surveillance are even worse than what we know — much much worse. Coming from a constitutional lawyer, this should be taken seriously and widely disseminated to your Facebook, Twitter, and email lists.

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Achtung! Seig Heil !!!!

Didn’t we fight WW II to end this totalitarian fascist B.S.?
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TSA is a JOKE

Authorities Investigate Security Breach At JFK After Man Flies To L.A. Without Ticket Or ID

As Steve reported this week, the TSA patted down a 95-year old woman and removed her adult diaper in the name of “security”.  Yet somehow these brilliant folks let a Nigerian national with an expired boarding pass slip through.

CBS New York reports that The FBI is investigating a major security breach at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Someone boarded a plane with a college ID and a bogus boarding pass found on a subway train. What authorities say Nigerian national Olajide Noibi pulled off was thought by many travelers to be impossible.

Law enforcement officials say big mistakes were made on Friday. Noibi passed TSA screening at JFK and boarded Virgin American Flight 415 bound for Los Angeles, with a University of Michigan ID and with an expired boarding pass that belonged to someone else.

The security breach wasn’t noticed until the Virgin American flight was off the ground. Flight attendants realized Noibi was sitting in a seat that should have been vacant and after checking the name on his boarding pass they found it didn’t match his ID. Investigators said the boarding pass belonged to a man who said it went missing from his pocket on his way to the airport on June 23.

The FBI said Noibi stayed in L.A. for four days and then tried to pull the same stunt on a Delta flight to Atlanta, again, with no valid ID or boarding pass. But security officers caught him with 10 expired boarding passes in his possession and he was taken into custody. He was charged with being a stowaway, but not under any terror or security laws.

I’m sure TSA will improve their security standards when the AFL-CIO takes over. Yes, TSA is a joke.

DCG

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Americans With No Abilities Act

Breaking News!

Washington, DC – June 13, 2011

The Obama Administration is urging Congress and the Senate to
pass sweeping legislation that will provide new benefits for many
Americans: The Americans With No Abilities Act (AWNAA). President Obama said he will sign it as soon as he squeezes out some free time from playing golf.

The AWNAA is being hailed as a major legislative goal by advocates of the millions of Americans who lack any real skills or ambition.

“Roughly 50% of Americans do not possess the competence and drive necessary to carve out a meaningful role for themselves in society,” said California Senator Barbara Boxer, a ready-made candidate for the AWNAA. “We can no longer stand by and allow People of Inability to be ridiculed and passed over. With this legislation, employers will no longer be able to grant special favors to a small group of workers, simply because they have some idea of what they are doing.”

Another AWNAA candidate, Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) also threw his support for the bill: “As a representative an exhibitionist with a big small penis, way too much time on my hands, but no abilities whatsoever, I believe the same privileges that elected officials enjoy ought to be extended to every American with no abilities. It is our duty as lawmakers to provide each and every American citizen, regardless of his or her inadequacy, with some sort of space to take up in this great nation and a good salary for doing so.”

In a Capitol Hill press conference, two other AWNAA candidates — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) — pointed to the success of Congress, which has a long-standing policy of providing opportunity without regard to performance. Approximately 74% of the members of Congress lack any job skills, making this institution one of the largest U.S. employers of Persons of Inability.

Other institutions and industries with good records of non-discrimination against the incompetent and inept include teachers’ unions (75%), Wisconsin public employee unions (95%), SEIU (99%), TSA (99.5%), U.S. Dept of Homeland Security (99.8%), ACORN (99.9%), and the Obama White House (100%).

At the state government level, the Department of Motor Vehicles also has an excellent record of hiring Persons of Inability (a whopping 83%).

Under The Americans With No Abilities Act, more than 25 million ‘middle man’ positions will be created, with important-sounding titles but little real responsibility, thus providing an illusory sense of purpose and performance.

Mandatory non-performance-based raises and promotions will be given so as to guarantee upward mobility for even the most inept employees. The legislation provides substantial tax breaks to corporations that promote a significant number of Persons of Inability into middle-management positions,and gives a tax credit to small and medium-sized businesses that agree to hire one clueless worker for every two talented hires.

Finally, the AWNAA contains tough new measures to make it more difficult to discriminate against the Non-abled, banning, for example, discriminatory interview questions such as, “Do you have any skills or experience that relate to this job?”

“As a Non-abled person, I can’t be expected to keep up with people who have something going for them,” said Ken Cox, who lost his position as a TSA screener at Kennedy International Airport due to his inability to remember Janet Napolitano’s instruction, “Strip Search All Blond, Blue-Eyed Babies!”

“This new law should be real good for people like me,” Cox added.

H/t beloved fellows May & Joseph.

~Eowyn

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TSA Doing Their Job…

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A family was traveling to the “happiest place on earth” and had to endure some really disgusting treatment from TSA gropers officials.

The Mandy family was going through security when two TSA agents singled out 29-year old Drew Mandy out for a special pat down. Drew is severely mentally disabled. His parents said he has the mental capacity of a two-year-old.

“You have got to be kidding me. I honestly felt that those two agents did not know what they were doing,” said his father, Dr. Mandy. TSA goons asked Drew to place his feet on the yellow shoe line, something he didn’t understand. They proceeded to pat his pants down, questioning the padding which was his adult diapers. When the agents asked Drew to take his hand and rub the front and back of his pants so they could swab it for explosives, his dad stepped in and tried to explain that Drew was mentally challenged. “They said, ‘Please, sir, we know what we’re doing,'” Mandy said.

The TSA agents saw Drew holding a six-inch plastic hammer. “My son carries his ball and his hammer for security. He goes everywhere with (them),” said Mandy. The TSA saw the toy as a weapon. Dr. Mandy was told he would need to have the toy shipped if he wanted to keep it, a process which caused them to almost miss their plane, so he pitched it. “It just killed me to have to throw it away because he’s been carrying this like for 20 years,” Mandy said.

What do you expect when Janet Napolitano says, “Using common sense and concentrating terrorist screening efforts on Muslim men under 35 is not good logic?” Really? Take a look at the FBI’s most wanted – notice a pattern?

h/t rightscoop

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Doesn't This Make You Feel Safe?

TSA doing their "job"


The above photo is making its way around the Internet.  It shows TSA agents patting down an infant.  Apparently is was taken at Kansas City International Airport.  I haven’t been able to confirm that it’s not real.
I’m going to accept it’s real as we all know how determined TSA is to protect grope airline passengers. Remember the TSA agent that groped a six-year old girl in the name of “security”?
Since when has a terrorist act been implemented by an infant baby? This is just insanity at our airports today. And this doesn’t make me feel any safer, only more disgusted with our federal government.
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Your Children Now Face a New Norm

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Via FoxNation: Six-year Old Girl Groped by TSA
This is past the point of absurd. We know who the extreme terrorists are and they aren’t little caucasian six-year old girls. The children of today are being raised to believe that this intrusive  behavior is now the standard in America.  Please pray for our future generations.
h/t hotair
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Klavan on the Culture: Don't Panic-DHS is In Charge

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