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Refugee Resettlement is terrorizing America

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The Nazareth Mediterranean Restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, was attacked by a suspected Muslim man from Somalia Thursday night.

Police shot and killed a Muslim immigrant from Africa who attacked patrons of a Columbus, Ohio, restaurant Thursday night, wounding several people. The FBI is now investigating it as a possible act of “lone-wolf” terrorism.

The suspected attacker is a Somali national named Mohammad Barry, CBS reports. There are also reports that Barry was on a terrorist watch-list.

The suspect entered the restaurant earlier in the day and asked for the owner. He was then told the owner was not at the restaurant, and he left the building. Thirty minutes later, armed with a machete, the now-deceased suspect entered the Nazareth Restaurant and Deli at 6:30 p.m. local time with the intent on slashing anything in sight.

“He came to each table and just started hitting them,” one of the diners, Karen Bass, told CBS News. “There was a man on the floor bleeding. There was blood on the floor. It was awful. It was just carnage.”

Four people were wounded in the machete attack, one critically.

The owner of the restaurant, Hany Baransi, who is a Christian Arab from Israel, said he had not taken a day off since Jan. 2 but took off Thursday night because of a migraine headache. He is a proud Israeli citizen who flies the Israeli flag in his restaurant.

So, a Muslim immigrant from Africa decided to go on a bloody rampage at a restaurant owned by an Israeli Christian. Just another case of radical Islamic extremism.

Columbus is a favorite dumping ground for Somali refugees. It’s home to the second-largest Somali-American community in the U.S. after Minneapolis. How did they all get there? The Refugee Resettlement Program.

The U.S government has since 1992 worked with the United Nations to permanently resettle more than 110,000 Somali refugees into dozens of U.S. cities, including Minneapolis, Columbus, San Diego, and smaller cities in Maine, Texas, Idaho, Washington, Georgia, Michigan, Colorado, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas.

The problem is that many of these refugees are young males who have an allegiance to ISIS. They come to America because it is very easy to. They are bringing terror to our homeland and we are simply allowing them right in the front door with an abundance of resources at their disposal.

There is evil in the world ladies and gentleman. It’s apparent more and more every day that there continues to be a very demonic aspect with the religion of Islam and with those who follow it with a radical view in their heart. An extreme faction consisting of radical believers continue to commit acts of violence against those who do not believe in the same values and faith.

There continues to be a serious problem with those who wish to kill others and themselves for a cause that is rooted in taking over the world. These “lone-wolf” attackers all share the same ideology, which is do harm to all infidels and murder non-believers.

We must continue the conversation that radical Islam is a very serious problem that America must deal with before it’s too late. Enough of the political correctness. Throw it in the garbage already.

There is a great organization, ACT for America that has been on the front line of this issue for years — sounding the ACT-for-America-Logo-500pxalarm about what these barbaric Islamists wish to do to us, and will do if we decide to simply stand on the sideline.

ACT for America is the nation’s largest non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots organization devoted to promoting national security and defeating terrorism. ACT for America has 300,000 members organized in more than 900 chapters nationwide and 11 countries worldwide.

You can join or start your own chapter and help keep America safe. Think of ACT for America as the National Rifle Association (NRA) of National Security.

Join ACT for America’s Refugee Resettlement Working Group and help us protect our nation by addressing a dangerously broken program. This deeply-flawed process is establishing pockets of refugees in our communities with inadequate screening, inadequate assistance to local governments, and inadequate efforts to assimilate refugees into American culture.

Refugee Resettlement and radical Islam is the problem. You are the solution.

Get involved today and be the change we need in this world. Your community needs you. America needs you.


Election Day 2015

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(ANMNews.com) – Today is the day that many states will hold statewide and executive office elections.

Gubernatorial elections will take place in Kentucky and Mississippi. Louisiana will hold their special election on November 21, 2015.

Various other elections will be held for officeholders in numerous cities, counties, school boards, special districts and others around the country.

It is a civic duty to get out and exercise your right to vote. Today is that day for local politics. Your voice and your vote matter.


Kentucky

Governor: 

Conservative Republican Matt Bevin who won his party’s primary by just 83 votes back in May takes on Democrat Jack Conway, Kentucky’s Attorney General.

This has been a toss-up throughout the campaign season and most insiders predict it will go down to the wire to determine who will become the state’s next Governor.

Bevin, a Louisville businessman, husband, and father of nine is pro-life, supports right-to-work, is against common core, wants to update and simply the tax code, and fix the public retirement system with pension reform.

Conway, the state’s Attorney General, a husband and father of two is pro-choice, against right-to-work, supports expanding early childhood education, and wants to continue with much of what current Gov. Steve Beshear (D) has implemented.

Governor Steve Beshear (D) is term-limited and cannot run for re-election.

Attorney General:

Republican Whitney Westerfield, State Senator takes on Democrat Andy Beshear, attorney and son of Gov. Steve Beshear.

Attorney General Jack Conway (D) is term-limited and cannot run for re-election.

Secretary of State:

Republican Stephen Knipper takes on incumbent Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.

State Auditor:

Republican Mike Harmon, State Representative takes on incumbent Democrat Adam Edelen.

State Treasurer:

Republican Allison Ball, attorney and former staffer to Sen. Mitch McConnell takes on Democrat Rick Nelson, attorney and State Representative.

Todd Hollenbach (D) is term-limited and cannot run for re-election.

Agriculture Commissioner:

Republican Ryan Quarles, State Representative takes on Democrat Jean-Marie Lawson Spann, businesswoman and agriculture activist.

James Comer (R) decided not to run for re-election. He ran for Governor and lost in the Republican primary by just 83 votes.

Kentucky polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Ohio

Ohioans will decide if they will become the Buck-High state when they vote on Issue 3, which would amend the state constitution to legalize recreational marijuana use.

If it passes, Ohio will be the first state to do so without first allowing medical marijuana.

Ohio polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Mississippi

Voters are choosing a governor and seven other statewide officials, three public service commissioners, three transportation commissioners, all 174 legislators, and county officials.

They also vote on Initiative 42, which would allow the state legislature to have complete freedom in how they fund their public schools.

Mississippi polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Virginia

Voters will decide which party controls the state’s Senate. All 140 seats in Virginia’s General Assembly are up for grabs.

Currently, Republicans control the Senate 21 to 19.

Virginia polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Again, today is the day for local politics. Be sure to do your duty and get out there and vote. Bring a friend and family member. Just vote. It matters.


Cincinnati-area ER nurses stuck in Hurricane Patricia’s path

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PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico — Four women from the Cincinnati, Ohio area are stuck in the path of the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western hemisphere, Hurricane Patricia.

All women are emergency room nurses at a Cincinnati hospital. They were vacationing in Mexico’s Pacific coastal town of Puerto Vallarta but were unable to get out due to the storm increasing in strength in just 24 hours. They are scheduled to return on Sunday.

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Four ER nurses stuck in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Photo: Twitter

Just 24 hours prior, Hurricane Patricia wasn’t even a tropical storm, but quickly turned into the strongest hurricane ever recorded.

Originally, they were prepared to hunker down in their resort’s hotel room as an evacuation plan was unavailable, but this has changed recently and they have been evacuated to a nearby hotel-casino in Nuevo Vallarta, which is more inland.

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The four women on the evacuation bus to the hotel-casino. Photo: Twitter

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami reported that the Category 5 storm’s maximum sustained winds had grown to 200 miles per hour (mph), making it the strongest storm on record in the eastern Pacific and Atlantic.

Director of Mexico’s National Water Commission Roberto Ramirez says that Hurricane Patricia is powerful enough to lift up automobiles, destroy homes that are not sturdily built with cement and steel and will be able to drag along people caught outside when the storm strikes.

The storm is expected to make landfall somewhere on the coast of Jalisco state, which includes Puerto Vallarta between 6 and 7 p.m. EST.

Rainfall of 8 to 12 inches — and possibly 20 inches in some spots — “could produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides,” according to the U.S. weather agency.

Please follow this story for updates and the Twitter feed of Allie Schwandner who is one of the four nurses stuck in Mexico.

The storm is now packing winds at 190 miles per hour. The government of Mexico declared a state of emergency in dozens of municipalities in the states of Colima, Nayarit, and Jalisco. Residents stacked sandbags in front of properties and rushed to grocery stores to stock up on supplies.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said, “If there were a category six for hurricanes, this would be a category six,” he said. “It’s a hurricane that hasn’t been seen before, not just in Mexico, not just in the United States. It has wind speeds that are greater than the most intense, strongest hurricanes ever recorded on the planet.”

Although, they are soon to be hit by the strongest hurricane ever recorded, the nurses from Cincinnati are staying positive:

Here’s a tweet from Scott Kelly, the American astronaut aboard the international space station:

Hurricane Patricia officially made Landfall at 6:15 p.m. CDT / 7:15 p.m. EST as a Category 5 hurricane with 165 mph winds near Cuixmala, Mexico.

From the National Hurricane Center:

Hurricane Patricia is weakening, but the storm remains an extremely dangerous major hurricane over Southwest Mexico. It now has maximum sustained winds at 130 MPH and is a CAT 4 storm.

Rapid weakening is forecast, with Patricia expected to become a tropical storm tomorrow morning, and a tropical depression tomorrow afternoon. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km). The estimated minimum central pressure is 946 mb (27.94 inches).

From Cincinnati’s WLWT:

 

More than 7 million people were in the storm’s path. Approximately 3,500 people were evacuated  from the state of Jalisco, which encompasses Puerto Vallarta and the Guadalajara metro area.

Mexican officials reported that 6,333 people were in shelters on Friday night and there has been no loss of life reported.

From WLWT:

The Cincinnati nurses return home safely.

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NYPD officer killed in East Harlem shooting

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MANHATTAN, N.Y. — An NYPD officer was shot and killed on Tuesday night as he interrupted an apparent robbery in East Harlem.

Officer Randolph Holder, 33-years-old, arrived at the scene with his partner at East 102nd Street and the Harlem River Drive at approximately 9 p.m. He was shot in the head when the gunman opened up fire as the officers pulled up in their unmarked police vehicle.

Holder was taken to Harlem Hospital in “very critical” condition and died there, sources said. His family was by his side.

A short time later, a man with a bullet wound to the leg was found along 125th Street. Police are looking to see whether the man is the suspect or another victim, a senior police official said, citing preliminary investigation.

Officer Holder was a five-year veteran of the NYPD and worked in the anti-crime unit of PSA no. 5, a command that polices New York City Public Housing developments in East Harlem and Harlem. Holder came from a family of police officers.

Officer Holder, a native of Guyana, is a third-generation police officer. Both his father and grandfather were police officers.

Holder is the fourth New York Police officer killed in the line of duty in the last 11 months.

From New York Post:

The bike-riding gunman led cops on a chase up First Avenue and then over a footbridge at 120th Street over the FDR Drive.

Once the suspect made it over to the water side, there was an exchange of gunfire and the cop was struck in the forehead, sources said.

The officer’s partner returned fire, striking the gunman in the leg and buttocks. The wounded shooter was apprehended at 125th Street.

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Sen. Cruz questions Sierra Club president on climate change

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(ANMNews.com) – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) gave Sierra Club President Aaron Mair all he could handle as Mair testified before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Tuesday regarding climate change. Cruz repeatedly attempted to get Mair to provide straightforward answers, but Mair often sought help from his staff as he appeared flustered and unprepared for questioning.

Mair was asked by Cruz on why he felt that the topic of climate change should not be open to debate. Cruz who chairs the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts tried to present basic climate facts, but was told the debate is settled.

Cruz: “How do you address the fact that in the last 18 years the satellite data show no demonstrable warming whatsoever?”

Mair: “Sir, I would rely upon the Union of Concerned Scientists, and I would rely upon the evidence, again, of our own NOAA officials, the data are there.”

Cruz: “Is it correct that the satellite data over the last 18 years demonstrate no significant warming?”

Mair: “No.”

Cruz: “How is it incorrect?”

Mair: “Based upon our experts, it’s been refuted long ago, and there is no longer, it’s not up for scientific debate.”

Mair’s answers or lack thereof clearly show that global warming alarmists are not using real-world data, facts, or evidence, instead they rely on surveys and broken computer model forecasts.

“The Pause” continues on, as do the excuses and denials from global warming activists.


Kentucky GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Matt Bevin responds to County Clerk’s arrest

Kentucky Republican Gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin addresses a group of supporters during a Religious Freedoms Rally at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort Ky., Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. Three Kentucky county clerks who are refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples drew thunderous cheers from a crowd gathered at the state capitol. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Kentucky Republican Gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin addresses a group of supporters during a Religious Freedoms Rally at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort Ky., Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. Three Kentucky county clerks who are refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples drew thunderous cheers from a crowd gathered at the state capitol. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Kentucky Republican Gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin addresses a group of supporters during a Religious Freedoms Rally at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort Ky., Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

MIDDLETOWN, Ky. — Republican Candidate for Governor Matt Bevin issues a statement on Thursday regarding Rowan County clerk Kim Davis’s arrest.

“It is utterly unnecessary that Rowan County clerk, Kim Davis, is sitting in a jail cell, when there is a simple solution that would respect the rights of every Kentuckian. I first put this solution forward many weeks ago. […] As Governor, I will stand up for all Kentuckians, not just the ones who agree with me,” said Bevin.

Davis came under fire recently by refusing to issue any same-sex marriage licenses in Rowan County even after the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage in June. She has stated that doing so would violate her right to religious freedom although the Supreme Court disagrees with her. Since this has been going on, Davis and the Rowan County clerk’s office has not been issuing any marriage licenses.

When asked by reporters how she can continue to refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses, she responded by saying, “under God’s authority.”

The Republican Gubernatorial Candidate has also stated that he supports Davis by saying, “I absolutely support her willingness to stand on her First Amendment rights,” he said. “Without any question I support her.”

Bevin appeared on CNN Thursday morning to comment on this stating that government should be out of marriage all together.

Bevin’s plan, encourages the government to get out of marriage contracts entirely saying “Two consenting adults should not need to ask for permission from the government to enter into a contractual relationship – a license should not be needed. ”

The plan also adds; “As with other contracts, the government’s role should be limited to recording, interpreting, or enforcing such contracts in times of dispute.”

Kim Davis, the clerk of Rowan County in Kentucky, after refusing to grant a marriage certificate to Robbie Blankenship and Jesse Cruz on Wednesday. Credit Ty Wright/Getty Images

Kim Davis, the clerk of Rowan County in Kentucky, after refusing to grant a marriage certificate to Robbie Blankenship and Jesse Cruz on Wednesday. Credit Ty Wright/Getty Images

Davis was ordered to appear in court on Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses and the judge offered her a deal. If she were to allow her deputy clerks to begin issuing licenses without interference, she would be “Purged of Contempt”.

Five out of the six deputy clerks agreed to begin issuing licenses. The clerk who continues to refuse is Davis’s son, Nathan.

Davis rejected the judge’s proposal, which would have more than likely allowed her to be released from custody. Judge David L. Bunning ordered Ms. Davis to jail.

Rand Paul, the Republican presidential candidate and a senator from Kentucky, said it was “absurd to put someone in jail for exercising their religious liberties.”

Rowan County clerks will begin processing the paperwork for all marriage licenses starting on Friday.


Republican Party Debate in the Buckeye State

Republican presidential candidates take the stage for the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Republican presidential candidates take the stage for the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Republican presidential candidates take the stage for the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The state of Ohio and the house of Lebron James was home to the first Republican Party presidential debate on Thursday evening and things didn’t take long to heat up.

In the prime time debate at 9 p.m. EST, things started off with moderators Chris Wallace, Megyn Kelly, and Bret Baier asking the candidates who would not pledge to support the eventual nominee and not run an independent campaign. Real Estate mogul Donald Trump was the only candidate to raise his hand and say that he could not say at this time that he would support the nominee or run as an Independent.

Social media was buzzing after this and the debate had just begun. The stage was set and candidates were ready to go. Ten candidates were invited to this debate due to their average poll numbers leading up to the night and they were; Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee, Chris Christie, Dr. Ben Carson, and John Kasich.

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There was also an earlier “Happy Hour” debate at 5 p.m. EST with the other seven candidates who didn’t make it into the top ten of the prime time event. They were Carly Fiorina, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Lindsey Graham, Bobby Jindal, Jim Gilmore, and George Pataki. Many have stated that former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina won this debate easily as her stock will surely rise because of her performance.

In the prime time debate, there were several jabs thrown at each other due to the questions from Fox News moderators, but this was expected. Hard-hitting questions to the candidates on positions they took or support they have given. Many people were upset at the way Fox News went after front-runner Donald Trump, but again this is expected when you are the leading Republican Party candidate.

There were also folks chirping about the way the questions were framed as they seemed to pull certain candidates into their own personal squabble as occurred with Chris Christie and Rand Paul. Paul also went back and forth with Donald Trump, but seemed to come across as agitated and annoyed. This was not a good night for the Senator from Kentucky as Trump duly noted.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Texas Senator Ted Cruz had very solid nights with both giving great responses to the questions thrown their way. Cruz seemed to have been lost in the large shuffle for a bit, but when he had the opportunity he didn’t hold back. He delivered the same hard-hitting truth bombs his grassroots supporters have come to love as he went after the “Washington Cartel”. Rubio delivered some wonderful remarks, including his dig at Hillary Clinton with the paycheck to paycheck comment. Rubio and Cruz had the best nights of the field.

Dr. Ben Carson also had a solid night despite having less time and fewer questions. His response on race relations was great and gave a wonderful closing statement as well. It appeared he just needed more time to get into the swing of things, but his remark about brain surgery and Washington, DC was one of the highlights of the night.

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee was another lost in the shuffle, but delivered some great responses when he had the opportunity, but it appears his time may have passed him.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush did not seem to be on his “A” game as he came across the most nervous of the bunch, but did not necessarily flop as he played it safe most of the evening getting along with all of his colleagues.

Ohio Governor and hometown boy John Kasich had a good night as he had the opportunity to show what he brings to the table being the last one to get in the race. What he lacks in charisma and popularity, he demonstrated his ability to mix it up on the prime time stage and showed that he isn’t going anywhere.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker had an average night as he tried to pivot back to Hillary Clinton, but often fell short on his allotted time. Overall, Walker did what he needed to do to remain in the hunt.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie got into it with both Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee on national security and entitlement reform, but he stuck to his guns and stayed true to who he is. Just not sure people are buying his brand. He did seemed to rattle Rand Paul’s cage a bit though, which added to the entertainment of the night. Paul’s eye rolling at the New Jersey Governor was priceless.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul came to battle ready to go, but he got the least amount of time with just over four minutes of time compared to Trump’s 11 minutes. He often engaged in a way that made him look angry and annoyed. He was able to classify himself as a “different type of Republican” and had a decent closing statement. Unfortunately for Paul, it wasn’t a filibuster kind of night, but his eye-rolling which was his highlight of the evening.

Front-runner Donald Trump seemed to have the worst night out of this bunch. His responses lacked any specifics and he often dodged questions thrown his way. He also mixed it up with moderator and popular Fox News host Megyn Kelly over his comments regarding women. Trump is a great addition to the field because he is keeping folks on their toes and bringing to light some good topics, but he flopped on the big stage in prime time. Time will tell if voters continue to enjoy his brand of harsh, tell it like it is, politician buying, who cares when I became a conservative persona. Until then, he will enjoy his spot on top of the polls.

The next scheduled Republican debate will be September 16 and will air on CNN.

Winners:

Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorina, Scott Walker, Ben Carson.

Losers:

Donald Trump, Lindsey Graham.


Epic take down on the Chattanooga shooting

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FBI agents worked the scene at an Armed Forces Career Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, July 16, 2015. Four Marines were killed Thursday by a gunman who opened fire at two military offices before he was fatally shot. A Navy sailor injured in the attack later died on Saturday. Reuters/Tami Chappell

We all know by now about the horrible shooting that took place this past Thursday in Chattanooga, Tenn. where five military members were killed by Islamic terrorist Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez.

635726721570934521-Chattanooga-Shooting-kmitchell-tennessean.com-4Abdulazeez, a 24-year-old Kuwaiti-born electrical engineering graduate opened up fire on two different military facilities killing and injuring military and police personnel in an act of terrorism. The gunman was killed in a shootout with police. Although our brave military men and women who fight to protect us and our freedom continue to put their lives on the line, we can’t seem to lower our flag to honor them.

President Obama still has not ordered the lowering of the flag to half-staff at the White House. Yet, the people’s house was lit up in rainbow colors shortly after last month’s Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage.

To note, Obama did issue same-day orders lowering the flag following the the July 2012 Aurora, Colo. mass shooting, December 2012 Sandy Hook, Conn. mass shooting and the September 2013 Washington Navy Yard mass shooting.

Many people are upset with how President Obama has handled terrorism and the way in which he has treated the entire radical Islamic problem we face in America. The political correctness has certainly been a major concern with his administration and some people are fed up, including OANN’s Tomi Lahren.

Watch below as Tomi delivers an epic take down on the Chattanooga shooting and radical Islam.

They– Radical Islamists– have brought the fight right here to the Red, White and Blue and it’s about time we bring it to them. Full force. Let’s show them what the United States of America looks like up close and personal.

The victims killed in the shooting were four Marines – Thomas Sullivan, Skip Wells, David Wyatt, and Carson Holmquist. A Navy sailor, Randall Smith who was injured in the shooting later died from his wounds on Saturday.

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Gone, but never forgotten.

 


Cincinnati Police Officer killed in shootout

Scene at Whetsel and Roe Streets, Madisonville where police officer was shot, according to police scanner traffic. (Photo: The Enquirer/Patrick Reddy)
Scene at Whetsel and Roe Streets, Madisonville where police officer was shot, according to police scanner traffic. (Photo: The Enquirer/Patrick Reddy)

Scene at Whetsel and Roe Streets, Madisonville where police officer was shot, according to police scanner traffic. (Photo: The Enquirer/Patrick Reddy)

MADISONVILLE, Ohio — A Cincinnati Police Officer was killed on Friday morning following a shootout with an armed and erratic individual.

District 2 Officer Sunny Kim came under fire and was hit about 9:30 a.m. at Whetzel Avenue and Roe Street after officers responded to the area for a report of an armed man acting erratically, said Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell.

“We lost one of our best today,” Blackwell said. “We lost a brother.”

The suspect was shot and killed as well. The suspect’s name has not been released. Both were taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center where Officer Kim was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.

635703110964682501-Sonny-Kim-photoKim was wearing body armor, but was still struck in his chest, Blackwell said.

Kim, 48, a 27-year veteran with the CPD had immigrated to the United States from South Korea in 1973.

Kim is the 98th Cincinnati police officer to die in the line of duty — the first since 2000 when Officer Kevin Crayon was dragged from a vehicle driven by a 12-year-old boy.

“This is a tragedy,” Blackwell said at a 10:15 a.m. briefing that offered few specifics about the unfolding investigation. He said “multiple individuals” were involved in the shooting. The Hamilton County Coroner arrived at UC hospital just before 11 a.m.

Officers were seen hugging and consoling each other at the shooting scene and at the hospital.

The area of Whetzel at Roe Street and Erie Avenue is shut down until further notice.

UPDATE: The suspect has been identified as Trepierre Hummons.


Burned Alive: ISIS burned Jordanian pilot alive in a cage

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ISIS terrorists released a video on Tuesday showing a captive Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a cage, just days after the militants beheaded a Japanese journalist. A Jordanian official said the pilot was actually killed a month ago on January 3.

Lt. Muath al Kasasbeh, 27,  was carrying out air strikes over Syria in December when his F-16 plane crashed and he was forced to eject near the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the Islamic State group’s de facto capital. He was captured by ISIS terrorists soon after.

ISIS has released a 22-minute video titled, ‘Healing the Believers’ Chests‘ showing the Jordanian pilot wearing an orange jumpsuit and a trail of gasoline lit, which leads directly to the cage he is locked in.

During the disturbing video, flames are seen engulfing the helpless pilot to the point where he kneels down, possibly saying his last goodbyes and then falls backwards. A tractor then dumps rocks and sand onto the cage to extinguish the blaze. The images are extremely graphic and distressing and clearly demonstrates the need for ISIS to be destroyed.

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Soon after the release of the video, Jordan reportedly moved six ISIS-linked prisoners to a jail in the south of the country which is usually used for state executions.

The spokesman for Jordan’s armed forces, Mamdouh al-Ameri, confirmed Kasasbeh’s death. In a televised statement, he vowed “revenge” for the “hero pilot,” according to The Associated Press and Reuters. Jordan’s king cut short his visit to Washington, D.C., to fly home.

“The blood of our hero martyr Muath al-Kasasbeh will not go for nothing,” said Mandouh Ameri, a spokesman for the Jordanian military. “And the revenge will be equal to what happened to Jordan.”

Supporters of Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh hold posters of him that read, "We are all Muath," during a protest in Amman, Jordan, on Tuesday. Raad Adayleh/AP

Supporters of Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh hold posters of him that read, “We are all Muath,” during a protest in Amman, Jordan, on Tuesday. Raad Adayleh/AP

President Obama told reporters at a White House event on Tuesday that he just got word of the video.

“Should in fact this video be authentic, it’s just one more indication of the viciousness and barbarity of this organization,” he said in response to a question shouted at the end of the event.

Later, in a statement, he said Kaseasbeh “will forever personify the bravery of a true son of Jordan, one who honored his family and country by his seven years of military service.”

Hours after the horrific video, Jordan released news that they planned to execute a woman the militants had wanted freed. The execution of failed female failed suicide bomber Sajida al-Rishawi is understood to be scheduled for early Wednesday morning.

The video is horrific and EXTREMELY graphic.

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We understand that posting this video may upset some people, but the entire world needs to see what they are capable of and why they must be destroyed.

Please keep in mind that this video is extremely graphic and shows the Jordanian pilot being burned alive inside a cage at approximately the 18:00 mark.

Watch at your own risk.

UPDATE:

Sky News Arabic reports prisoners Jordan planned to swap with ISIS to be executed tonight.

White House confirms President Obama, Vice President Biden to meet with Jordan’s King Abdullah at 6 p.m. EST at White House on Tuesday.

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US Rep. Alan Nunnelee sent home after new tumor discovered

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TUPELO, Miss. — U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee is now resting at home after doctors found a new tumor and informed him that no further medical treatment was possible, a spokesman for the Mississippi congressman said Friday.

“After seven months of bravely fighting brain cancer and a stroke, Congressman Alan Nunnelee was informed last Friday that a new tumor has developed and no further medical treatment is possible. On Monday of this week, Alan came home and is resting comfortably with family,” Morgan Baldwin, a campaign consultant who has worked for Nunnelee, said in a prepared statement Friday.

“The family continues to ask for your prayers and requests privacy out of respect for Congressman Nunnelee,” Baldwin said.

Nunnelee had a stroke back in June while surgeons were removing a brain tumor. He is 56 years old and resides in Tupelo, Miss. with his family.

The U.S. Representative was hospitalized in December for treatment of a bleeding problem in his left leg. He was unable to travel to Washington to be sworn in to his third two-year term as he was hospitalized at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. A federal judge was authorized to administer his oath of office.

In 2010, Nunnelee unseated Democrat Travis Childers for north Mississippi’s 1st District seat.

Before he was elected to Congress, Nunnelee served 15 years in the Mississippi Senate and was chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.


State of the Union 2015 and John Stossel’s translation

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President Obama gave his sixth State of the Union speech on Tuesday night and it was full of the usual political rhetoric we have come to know from him.

Obama talked about the need for free community college, access to healthcare, voting rights, raising the minimum wage, equal pay for women, increasing taxes on the rich, and how the greatest threat to future generations was climate change to name a few. Islamic terrorists apparently ranks way behind hurricanes and tornadoes.

Fox Business Network’s John Stossel took to Twitter during the speech to give his take on Obama’s speech and what he really meant by his choice of words.

John Stossel does a great job in translating what Obama truly meant. He goes even further in his own SOTU or at least what he wishes Obama would have said.

The president went on and on last night about how he cut the deficit in half as if this was just another campaign speech. We know Mr. President, you won both of your campaigns. We get it. About that. He did cut the deficit, but it’s still $488 billion. All he did was cut from his own previously higher amount. 

President Obama’s speech was full of the same old jargon he has used his entire time in office. He touted that he has created the lowest unemployment rate in years when in fact his policies were the reason it sky rocketed in the first place. Also, he failed to mention as always, how the labor participation rate has been the lowest it’s been since the Carter Administration and that our ‘recovery’ is the slowest in 70 years. The fact is, that millions of Americans have simply given up looking for work.

The president continues to disregard the Constitution and the need for Congress as his arrogance and bully tactics were clearly on display. He seems to forget how the American people chose to go in a different direction from his policies when they overwhelming voted for Republicans in November. 

The president said, “the shadow of crisis has passed and the state of the union is strong.

Yet, he focused solely on ‘his’ agenda and not that of working in a bipartisan way. This goes against the wishes of the American people, putting the president severely out of touch. We heard him again say that he would veto any bills that come to his desk that stray from his agenda. He claims to want to allow policies to work without playing politics, but veto threats are indeed playing politics. 

But hey, he’s just doing what he promised and ‘fundamentally transforming America’.

President Obama’s State of the Union 2015 Address:


Cincinnati bridge collapse kills 1, injures 1 on I-75

Jan. 19, 2015: This photo provided by the Cincinnati Fire and EMS shows the scene following a highway overpass collapse. (Cincinnati Fire and EMS)
Jan. 19, 2015: This photo provided by the Cincinnati Fire and EMS shows the scene following a highway overpass collapse. (Cincinnati Fire and EMS)

Jan. 19, 2015: This photo provided by the Cincinnati Fire and EMS shows the scene following a highway overpass collapse. (Cincinnati Fire and EMS)

CINCINNATI, Ohio — An overpass north of the new Hopple Street bridge has collapsed Monday evening forcing officials to close southbound Interstate 75 indefinitely leaving one injured and one dead.

The bridge collapsed at approximately 10:30 p.m. leaving one tractor-trailer completely damaged.

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Officials say a construction worker has died and a tractor-trailer driver has been injured. Cincinnati police said the collapse was related to current construction on the roadway in Camp Washington.

The tractor trailer driver sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center for evaluation, police said.

The name of the construction worker killed has not been released.

Officials have removed the body of the construction worker from the site. Crews used airbags to lift the wreckage off him and removed his body at about 3 a.m. Tuesday.

The bridge that collapsed was part of the old northbound off ramp to Hopple Street. A new overpass nearby was not affected. 

SB I-75 could be closed for two days, the city tweeted. Plan ahead, leave early, expect delays. 

Press Release for the I-75 incident via Twitter.

Cincinnati Police Department Traffic Unit officials said all vehicles traveling south on I-75 should reroute to either I-275 or I-71. Drivers heading south on I-75 who don’t take those exits will be forced to reroute to westbound I-74.

All commuters traveling eastbound on I-74 will be rerouted to either northbound I-75 or the Colerain/Beekman Avenue exit.

Blackwell asked that morning commuters plan ahead.

Stay with ANM News for more information on this developing story.

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Chris McDaniel doubling down on hard work despite attacks

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Sen. Chris McDaniel with Mississippi USA National Miss Teen 2015 Hailey Holland

JACKSON, Miss. – State Sen. Chris McDaniel has been back at work and hard at it in the Mississippi State Senate meeting constituents, writing legislation and attending to upcoming committee duties, but some in the media are attempting to paint a very different picture.

Geoff Pender, a reporter for the Clarion-Ledger writes in a recent article, “McDaniel was on the Senate floor Jan. 6, the first day of the session, but has since been missing from the chamber most days of the session.”

Pender goes on in his opinion piece about how McDaniel is supposedly “Present, but unaccounted for” during session.

Chris McDaniel, the popular State Senator who took on a 42-year, statewide elected incumbent in Thad Cochran in last year’s heated Republican US Senate Primary continues to live rent-free in the heads of those who wish to keep government as is.

McDaniel has been questioned on his presence in the legislative session by Pender before in questioning whether McDaniel’s heart is still in his state senate job. According to McDaniel spokesman Keith Plunkett the Jones County Senator is very focused.

Sen. McDaniel has not only been at the Capitol every day working for the voters,” says Plunkett. “He has also been there in the past week when the body was not even in session, meeting constituents, writing legislation and attending to upcoming committee duties. I’ve met with him there on several different occasions. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen him more rested and ready.”

Geoff Pender writes of McDaniel, “On Wednesday, when he was greeted by his colleague, he came in about 45 minutes into heated debate on an education bill. But McDaniel has been marked present, if unaccounted for, each day.”

Plunkett explains that this is just another sad attempt to paint a mythical picture for someone else’s gain.

You would think the media would have more to write about at the state Capitol than who saw whom and who was seen by whom,” Plunkett wrote in an emailed statement to ANM News. “The Capitol press corps in Jackson should be taking coverage a bit more serious than the writers of a VIP section in a lifestyle magazine.

Plunkett said that “both instances which Mr. Pender mentions seeing Sen. McDaniel on the floor of the Senate were the only two days out of the eight so far that the body was gaveled in.

As to any claims about attendance, Mr. Pender should check the journal,” he said.

McDaniel has not only been at the Capitol every day and had numerous meetings regarding the details and language of bills he was drafting, but he has visited with constituents visiting and even provided one group with a tour of the Capitol.

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Left is Brandy Stringer, Center is Sen. Chris McDaniel, right is Kelly Watson.

McDaniel met with supporters at the Common Core Rally at the Capitol in Jackson on Tuesday, January 6 and took time to listen to their frustrations.

Kelly Watson of Gautier who met with Sen. McDaniel said, “Chris McDaniel told us that it was a wonderful thing what we were doing, taking a stand against a Trojan horse like common core.  He was very kind and thanked us for what we were doing, & encouraged us to continue the fight. He told us that he would continue to fight common core, and help us rid our state of this nightmare.

Watson also told ANM News, “Chris McDaniel is one of the rare political figures, who acknowledges that he works for the public, and his actions prove that to be true.

While Pender’s article claims it is difficult to truly validate someone’s attendance from the Senate records, just last year those very records were used in an attempt to attack McDaniel’s presence on the job.

Hopefully Mr. Pender and others in the press corps will soon get beyond this level of childishness and move towards the seriousness of reporting on the actual work Sen. McDaniel and others are doing,” said Plunkett. “The work of managing the people’s business is about more than being seen by reporters. It is unfortunate that more, including the members of the media whose job it is to inform the public, don’t take that work as seriously as Sen. McDaniel does.

Many political pundits and pollsters have shown when it comes to Republican voters Chris McDaniel defeated Thad Cochran, not once but twice. While he may not have been allowed to go on to represent the GOP in the general election, he continues as a force to be reckoned with in the conservative movement in Mississippi and across the country.

McDaniel started something with the U.S. Senate campaign that has taken the conservative movement by storm and shows no signs of slowing down. Despite the actions of those like Mr. Pender who believe McDaniel is “unaccounted for,” the people see things much differently.

All indications are that this is a fight that is only just beginning, and Mississippi is at the center of the storm.


Cincinnati man and ISIS supporter planned terrorist attack on US Capitol

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CINCINNATI, Ohio — A 20-year-old man from Green Township was arrested Wednesday after authorities said he planned to bomb the U.S. Capitol in a terrorist attack.

Christopher Cornell had  purchased two semi-automatic rifles and about 600 rounds of ammunition and was arrested Wednesday morning at the Point Blank Range & Gunshop in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The FBI’s Cincinnati-Dayton Joint Terrorism Task Force said he planned to travel to Washington, D.C. and kill employees and officers working in and around the Capitol building.

Cornell aka Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah on Twitter claimed to to be an active member of ISIS, FBI said.

The FBI had been in contact with Cornell using a secret informant on Twitter messaging back and forth with the ISIS member.

Cornell sent this message to the government source:

“I believe that we should just wage jihad under our own orders and plan attacks and everything.”

“We already got a thumbs up from the Brothers over there and Anwar al Awlaki before his martyrdom and many others.”

“I believe we should meet up and make our own group in alliance with the Islamic State here and plan operations ourselves.”

FBI agents arresting Christopher Cornell on January 14, 2015. Source: WKRC

FBI agents arresting Christopher Cornell on January 14, 2015. Source: WKRC

He was plotting, with the undercover FBI operative, to set off pipe bombs in the U.S. Capitol and shoot people as they fled, the FBI said.

In addition to bombing the building, Cornell allegedly wanted to shoot congressman and government employees.

An FBI statement about the apprehension read:

The alleged activities of Cornell highlight the continued interest of US-based violent extremists to support designated foreign terrorist organizations overseas, such as ISIL, by committing terrorist acts in the United States. Terrorist group members and supporters will almost certainly continue to use social media platforms to disseminate English language violent extremist messages.

Acting FBI Special Agent in Charge John A. Barrios said the public was not in danger during the investigation into Cornell’s plans.

The attack was planned for December 2015.

Cornell is being charged with attempting to kill officers and employees of the United States and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

This is the second terror-style plot to come out of Ohio in 24 hours after the arrest of Michael Hoyt. Hoyt, a former bartender, allegedly threatened to kill John Boehner in his Ohio country club.

(H/T: WCPO)


New Charlie Hebdo Muhammad cover not shown by all media outlets

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Less than a week after radical Islamic terrorists murdered 12 people in the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, the controversial publication has printed their latest edition and unveiled the cover, which has some media outlets refusing to air it.

The cartoon depicts the Prophet Muhammad holding a sign that reads, “Je Suis Charlie” sign with the slogan above him reading “Tout Est Pardonné,” which translates to “All Is Forgiven.”

CNN and MSNBC will not air it due “potentially offensive images of the prophet.”

“CNN will not show you the new cover, which depicts the Prophet Muhammad, because it is our policy not to show potentially offensive images of the prophet,” CNN host Carol Costello said.

NBC News has also decided not to air the cartoon image, but Fox News showed the cover during their 9 a.m. hour.

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Charlie Hebdo has certainly not backed down to any terrorist group and will continue to exercise their free speech. The magazine often printed 60,000 copies and sales sometimes didn’t exceed 30,000, while issues with covers depicting Muhammad sold about 100,000 copies. They will print 3 million copies of this latest special issue.

Charlie Hebdo has been published every Wednesday for the past 22 years.

Five of its best known cartoonists who went by the pen names Charb, Honore, Cabu, Wolinski and Tignous were among those killed in the Paris massacre. Four members of the newsroom are still in the hospital.

Publishers of the weekly magazine will put the copies on newsstands worldwide in 16 languages on January 14.

On Sunday, millions of people gathered in Paris to support free speech and to take part in the Paris Unity March against terrorismMany prominent world leaders attended the rally, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and others. The Obama Administration did not send any officials. 


The ridiculous reason why Islamic terrorists murdered journalists at Charlie Hebdo

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PARIS, France — On Wednesday, 12 people were killed and 11 more were wounded at Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine in Paris, France. The gunmen managed to shoot their way through multiple encounters with police.

Heavily armed Islamic terrorists shouting “Allahu Akbar” stormed the Paris magazine headquarters killing journalists and police officers in an attack that brought more than 100,000 protesters onto streets across France.

Why were they killed? Because a satiric French paper published offensive cartoons about Islam’s prophet Muhammad. Yes, cartoons. They ‘offended’ Islamic terrorists, so these barbaric scum chose to do what they do, which is to murder innocent lives for their beloved Muhammad.

The suspects screamed “we have avenged the prophet, we have killed Charlie Hebdo,” according to some witnesses.

The journalists were in an editorial meeting at the time of the attack when masked gunmen stormed in and started shooting. They initially shot and killed eight journalists, including some of France’s best-known cartoonists, a security guard and a visitor. One person survived by hiding under a table.

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Video below shows the murder of a French police officer by the gunmen.

Charlie Hebdo was known for publishing controversial cartoons targeting all religions, including Islam and their Prophet Mohammed. They were killed for exercising their freedom of speech as a group of radical terrorists could not take what the scary and insulting cartoons were expressing.

Many media outlets have refused to air or publish any of these cartoons. Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times and NBC, all decided not to show the offensive cartoons.

This is exactly what these barbarians want. They don’t want them to be published and they killed those who chose to utilize their freedom of expression.

Here are some of the cartoons that happened to ‘insult‘ Islamic terrorists:

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Charlie Hebdo editor-in-chief, Stéphane “Charb” Charbonnier holding a copy of their magazine in 2012.

 

In a video published on a French website, you can hear the suspects shouting, “Allahu Akbar!” or “Allah is the greatest”.

A statement from President Obama condemned the attack but failed to mention Islam.

I strongly condemn the horrific shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris that has reportedly killed 12 people,” Obama said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this terrorist attack and the people of France at this difficult time. France is America’s oldest ally, and has stood shoulder to shoulder with the United States in the fight against terrorists who threaten our shared security and the world.

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The men responsible for the Paris massacre Chérif Kouachi, 32, and his brother Said, 34 were killed by French Police in a terror raid on Friday. The youngest of the three, Hamyd Mourad, 18, surrendered to police at Charleville-Mézières, about 50 miles northeast of Reims in Champagne on Wednesday.

The Kouachi brothers had taken several hostages at a Jewish grocery store in eastern Paris on Friday.

French police took out Cherif and Said Kouachi and a suspect in a policewoman’s killing, but also left four hostages dead, according to authorities and reports from the scene.

French police released mugshots of the other man involved at the store, Amedy Coulibaly, 32, as well as a woman named as 26-year-old Hayat Boumeddiene, also wanted over the shooting of the policewoman.

Police identified Hayat Boumeddiene and Amedy Coulibaly as the suspects in the grocery store hostage situation in Paris. Coulibaly was killed by police, while Boumeddiene is reportedly unaccounted for.

Police identified Hayat Boumeddiene and Amedy Coulibaly as the suspects in the grocery store hostage situation in Paris. Coulibaly was killed by police, while Boumeddiene is reportedly unaccounted for.

U.S. intelligence officials believe Said Kouachi trained in Yemen for a few months in 2011 with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Al Qaeda’s franchise organization there, according to a U.S. counter-terrorism official.

Cherif Kouachi was arrested in 2005 by French authorities and convicted in a French court in 2008 of trying to help smuggle fighters to Iraq. The brothers were linked to a plot in 2010 to free an Algerian militant from jail but neither one was prosecuted in the case, the official said.

There are now reports that the brothers had been on a US terror watch list “for years”.

A member of Al Qaeda’s branch in Yemen said the group directed the massacre at Charlie Hebdo. The Al Qaeda member on Friday provided a statement in English to The Associated Press saying “the leadership of AQAP directed the operations and they have chosen their target carefully.”

France has been struck directly in the heart of its capital, in a place where the spirit of liberty — and thus of resistance — breathed freely. – French President Francois Hollande

The victims from this deadly attack were eight journalists, including the magazine’s chief editor, Stephane Charbonnier (Charb), two police officers, a maintenance worker and a visitor.

Social media users have been expressing their solidarity with the people of France since the attack on Charlie Hebdo. Shortly after the violence, #JeSuisCharlie or #IAmCharlie began to trend worldwide.

The words of Charlie Hebdo’s editor-in-chief and beloved illustrator “Charb”:

‘‘I am not afraid of reprisals. I don’t have kids, I don’t have a wife, I don’t have a car, I don’t have credit. This may sound a bit pompous but I would prefer to die standing than to live on my knees.’’

There can be no compromising on freedom of speech. Charb and his fellow cartoonists lived by that. They fought for what they believed in. They died for not backing down, but they never wavered nor waved a white flag.

Rest in peace brave souls, rest in peace.

Now, we stand and proudly say #JeSuisCharlie.

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People gather to pay respect for the victims of a terror attack against a satirical newspaper, in Paris, in Paris, Jan. 7, 2015. Thibault Camus/AP Photo

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Muslim man attempts to stab police at Columbus, Ohio airport

Members of the bomb squad check out a parked SUV at Port Columbus Airport on Wednesday after police shot a man in Columbus, Ohio. Photo: Chris Russell. AP.
Members of the bomb squad check out a parked SUV at Port Columbus Airport on Wednesday after police shot a man in Columbus, Ohio. Photo: Chris Russell. AP.

Members of the bomb squad check out a parked SUV at Port Columbus Airport on Wednesday after police shot a man in Columbus, Ohio. Photo: Chris Russell. AP.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A Muslim man from Ohio tried to buy a plane ticket at the Columbus airport on Wednesday, then attempted to stab police officers, but was shot and killed.

A 41-year-old Ohio man armed with several knives tried to buy a plane ticket with a fake ID before being gunned down by police after lunging at an officer with a blade outside the Columbus airport”, police said.

Hashim Hanif Ibn Abdul-Rasheed was acting very bizarre and tried to purchase a ticket to an undisclosed location using a woman’s ID. He had parked his car illegally outside the ticketing terminal, which was later to have suspicious items found inside.

Abdul-Rasheed spoke to an officer, but then lunged at him with a knife attempting to stab him. The officer stepped back and fired dropping the suspect momentarily, but he got up and charged again. A backup officer responded at which point the suspect quickly moved towards him with the knife forcing the officer to retreat backwards towards the terminal entrance where a third officer was positioned. The third officer shot multiple times killing the suspect.

When cops searched Abdul-Rasheed’s body, they discovered “additional knives.” Police called in a bomb squad to investigate the car and a search turned up “possible bomb-making materials,” and other “suspicious items,” officials said.

The entire incident was captured on surveillance video, police said.

The shooting remains under investigation.


BREAKING: Another shooting in Paris as gunman opens fire on police officers

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PARIS, France — Another shooting occurred in Montrouge, France just outside Paris on Thursday morning just one day after the deadly newspaper attack.

Security forces detained a man soon after the shooting but he was not the shooter, police said. They then raided a hotel room nearby but that was unsuccessful.

A 20-year-old female trainee police officer was killed when a man opened fire in the street just after 8 a.m. The gunman is still at large.

The French government has placed the country on the highest state of terror alert after an attack on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that left 12 dead, including two police on Wednesday.

Paris announced that an extra 650 soldiers and 2,000 more police officers will patrol the streets of the capital on Thursday.

Members of GIPN and of RAID, French police special forces, are pictured in Corcy, near Villers-Cotterets, north-east of Paris. Photo: AFP

Members of GIPN and of RAID, French police special forces, are pictured in Corcy, near Villers-Cotterets, north-east of Paris. Photo: AFP

In a tweet, the French president François Hollande has said: “Freedom will always be stronger than barbarism. Our best weapon is our unity.”

“France has to be at war against Islamist fundamentalists. They are at war against France.” – Marine Le Pen, Far-right party (Front National) leader

The Bordeaux mayor Alain Juppé called for an upholding of national unity, “for as long as possible.” He also asked “the Muslim community representatives to speak up and say that Islam does not mean the ideology of murder. We will resist.”

According to the interior ministry security personnel including 50,000 police officers, 32,000 gendarmes and 1,150 soldiers have been mobilized across the country.

French investigators found a dozen Molotov cocktails and two jihadist flags in the getaway car used in the massacre at a Paris magazine, a source close to the case told AFP Thursday.

Police are still searching for the two suspects in the Charlie Hedbo attacks who are believed to be the Kouachi brothers, Cherif, 32 and Said, 34. Cherif Kouachi was known to police in France after spending time in prison.

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An 18-year old Hamyd Mourad turned himself into police on Wednesday after seeing his name circulating on social media.

There have been on-going terror raids going on in France over the last couple of days.

French special operations forces deployed on Thursday in a northern town where two brothers suspected in the Charlie Hebdo attack.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has said nine people remain in custody in connection with the investigation into the terror raids. Various raids have been carried out and numerous properties have been searched. Around 90 witnesses have given statements to police.

A vehicle exploded in the Villejuif area to the south of Paris on Thursday evening.

An American cartoonist shows solidarity with Charlie Hebdo

This cartoon is by Tom Stiglich:

“I’m a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist with Creators Syndicate. I feel for our friends in France. Here’s a cartoon that I did showing American cartoonists’ support for the fallen journalists from Charlie Hebdo.”

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Solidarity is being shown all around the world.

We are all cartoonists now.

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Photo: A.F. Branco

UPDATES:

Police are currently searching the Retz forest for the Paris terror suspects. This forest is one of many leads they are receiving.

Please stay with ANM News on this developing story.

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Mississippi’s Chris McDaniel calls on lawmakers to oust Speaker John Boehner

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State Sen. Chris McDaniel speaks before a crowd of partisan supporters gathered on the south lawns of the Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson, Miss., in April 2014. (AP)

LAUREL, Miss. — Mississippi State Senator Chris McDaniel has a message to the Republicans on Capitol Hill; Oust Speaker John Boehner.

McDaniel is the conservative State Senator who ran against Sen. Thad Cochran for U.S. Senate in the Mississippi GOP primary. He earned more Republican votes in both the primary and runoff, but was unable to knock off the 36-year incumbent due to Cochran getting Democratic voters to come out for him in the GOP runoff.

“It is clear Republicans across America want someone other than John Boehner as speaker, and nowhere is that truer than here in Mississippi,” McDaniel said Monday in a statement provided to ANM News. “With the new year and a new Congress, our elected officials have been given the opportunity to choose new leadership. Our Mississippi Representatives should do the right thing and vote for someone other than John Boehner for Speaker of the U.S. House,” McDaniel said.

“Republicans may be in control of the legislative branch, but they lack principled leadership.  Consequently, true conservatives have faced an increasingly hostile environment from the DC establishment. It takes more than empty rhetoric to lead.  The GOP must become a party of principle again.  And in so doing, we have to learn to fight for conservatism and our Constitution again.”

Breitbart News is reporting that McDaniel’s conservative ally in the state senate, Sen. Michael Watson is also calling to oust Boehner. Watson called on his congressman U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo to vote for a Republican alternative to Boehner for Speaker of the House on Tuesday.

Watson posted this on Facebook on Monday: “It seems clear the vast majority of conservative Republicans want someone other than Rep. Boehner for Speaker, and South Mississippi is no different. I encourage Rep. Palazzo to listen to the voices of South Mississippians and vote for a new speaker.”

Listen to Chris McDaniel on Focal Point with Bryan Fisher:

Sen. Chris McDaniel on Boehner: “can’t change D.C. by electing same people” from American Family Association on Vimeo.


*UPDATED* 4 dead in Kentucky plane crash, 7-year-old girl survives

A Piper PA-34, similar to the one above, crashed in Kentucky killing four on Friday night.
A Piper PA-34, similar to the one above, crashed in Kentucky killing four on Friday night.

A Piper PA-34, similar to the one above, crashed in Kentucky killing four on Friday night.

EDDYVILLE, Ky. — A 7-year-old girl has survived a small plane crash where four people were killed in Lyon County, Kentucky on Friday night.

Sgt. Dean Patterson of the Kentucky State Police says a disoriented 7-year-old girl walked to a home and reported that she had been involved in a plane crash. The resident called 911 and the girl was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police began searching for the crash site after receiving the call around 6:30 p.m., according to authorities.

The aircraft was located a couple hours later near Eddyville in Lyon County. Authorities confirmed that the pilot and three other passengers were killed.

“Search crews have located the wreckage of a small plane in a wooded area off of Buckberry Trail which runs off of KY 810 South,” Kentucky State Police said in a post to their Facebook page.

The Piper PA-34 was flying over Marshall County when the pilot had reported engine problems. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the pilot at some point over Marshall County.

Sgt. Patterson said the plane had taken off from Key West, Florida, and was headed to Mount Vernon, Illinois.

The identities of the deceased and the survivor were not immediately released. Patterson said he didn’t know the girl’s relationship to the people on the plane.

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The 7-year-old girl, Sailor Gutzler who survived the crash has been released from the hospital on Saturday. The girl was treated at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky.

This photo from Facebook shows Marty and Kimberly Gutzler, who were killed in a plane crash in Kuttawa, Kentucky, on Jan. 2, 2015. (Photo: Marty Gutzler Facebook)

This photo from Facebook shows Marty and Kimberly Gutzler, who were killed in a plane crash in Kuttawa, Kentucky, on Jan. 2, 2015. (Photo: Marty Gutzler Facebook)

Sgt. Patterson said the girl was the daughter of the two adults who died in the crash, Marty Gutzler, 49; and his wife, Kimberly Gutzler, 45. Also killed in the crash were the girl’s sister, Piper Gutzler, 9; and a cousin, Sierra Wilder, 14. All were from Nashville, Illinois. The bodies have been recovered and sent to Louisville for autopsies.

Larry Wilkins, the local resident whose door Sailor knocked on, said in an interview, “She thought her arm was broken and her left foot was hurting pretty bad. She was barefooted, by the way, she had one sock on her feet. And she walked all that distance barefooted.”

“She told me that her mom and dad were dead,” Wilkins said. “And that she had been in a plane crash.”

The FAA said late Friday that the plane had taken off from Tallahassee Regional Airport, Florida, and was bound for Mount Vernon, Illinois. Patterson said the girl who survived indicted the plane had left from Key West, Florida.

It is no less than miraculous that 7-year-old Sailor Gutzler survived and was able to walk through a cold dense forest and through some really tough terrain to find the help she needed.

Note: This story was edited for content after publication.


*UPDATED* 2 Police Officers shot in West Virginia

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LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Two police officers were shot following a traffic stop Thursday afternoon on Interstate 64 in Lewisburg, West Virginia.

A man with two dead bodies in the bed of his red pickup truck shot and injured two police officers. The man shot the officers after they pulled over his son in a white Chevrolet SUV with North Carolina plates for a suspected stolen vehicle in Greenbrier County. He pulled over as the officers had his son stopped and shot at the officers.

The shooting happened after 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Both suspects fled the scene after the shooting, according to the press release.

Both officers were taken to the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center emergency room and at least one of the officers was hit in his bulletproof vest injuring his ribs.

The driver of the Chevrolet truck “went over the hillside and was eventually taken into custody by the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department”, the release says.

The driver of the Chevrolet SUV drove behind a guardrail on the interstate and hid for a short amount of time, then eventually walked up to the interstate and turned himself into law enforcement without incident.

The driver of the stolen vehicle was shot in the leg in the Chevrolet truck, West Virginia State Police said.

The Charleston Gazette reports:

When searching the Chevrolet truck, officers found the two dead bodies under a mattress. Police believe the victims were from North Carolina.

Officers contacted police in North Carolina to try to determine the victims’ identities.

Police said they would arrest the two suspects for malicious assault and attempted murder of a police officer.

The names of the suspects and officers were not made available Thursday evening. State Police Spokesman Lt. Michard Baylous cautioned that while the suspects claim to be father and son, their identities are not verified.

Both police officers are in good, stable condition at the hospital.

* This story has been updated.


18-year-old shot and killed by St. Louis area police after teen points gun at officer

Police try to control a crowd Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, on the lot of a gas station. AP Photo
Police try to control a crowd Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, on the lot of a gas station. AP Photo

Police try to control a crowd Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, on the lot of a gas station. AP Photo

BERKELEY, Mo. – A St. Louis area police officer shot and killed an armed 18-year-old late Tuesday in Berkeley, Missouri.

Berkeley is just a few miles from Ferguson, Mo. where Officer Darren Wilson defended himself against a black teen who had just robbed a store and charged at him in August of last year. A grand jury decided not to indict Officer Wilson in Brown’s shooting death. Violent protests sparked due to the constant racial tensions that remain from the Michael Brown case.

This incident also involved a white police officer who shot a black teen, which seems to be the only reason for the protests and outrage regardless of what actually transpired. The 18-year-old Antonio Martin was armed and pointed a gun at the police officer at a gas station.

The officer was responding to a larceny call at a Mobil on the Run station about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday when the shooting happened.

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said the officer was questioning the 18-year-old and another man about a theft late Tuesday at a convenience store in Berkeley when the young man pulled a 9mm handgun on him. The officer stumbled backward but fired three shots, one of which struck the victim, Belmar said.

One of the individuals “produced a pistol with his arm straight out, pointing it straight at the officer kind of from across the hood,” Belmar said.

At that point, the chief said, the officer got his service revolver “and fired what we think is three shots.”

The officer who shot Martin was a six-year veteran of the Berkeley Police Department and is on administrative leave pending an investigation, Belmar said.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS units.

Police released a video from the gas station parking lot, which shows two men being questioned by the officer and near the end of the video, a figure can be seen holding what could be a gun and pointing it at the officer.

Watch below:

Each shooting that occurs seems to garner protesters showing up to demonstrate their hatred for police even without knowing what actually occurred. This one was no different as approximately 300 people turned out and protested, which escalated quickly and more than 50 police officers were called in.

Violent protesters threw explosive devices, fireworks, rocks and bricks at officers who showed up in riot gear.

At a news conference later Wednesday, Berkeley Mayor Theodore Hoskins said “you can’t compare this to Ferguson or the Garner case in New York.” He said the videotape showed the suspect pointing a gun at the officer. He also said that the city would conduct its own complete investigation, separate from the St. Louis County Police investigation.


Kentucky: Robbery suspect shot & killed in Independence

Police respond to a shooting off of Cody Road in Independence, Ky.
Police respond to a shooting off of Cody Road in Independence, Ky.

Police respond to a shooting off of Cody Road in Independence, Ky.

INDEPENDENCE, Ky. – A robbery suspect was shot and killed on Monday morning near Cody Road in Independence.

robberySuspect, Allen Berly Todd, Jr. of Independence had robbed the Magnuson Hotel in Florence overnight. Police from both Boone and Kenton counties were trying to arrest the suspect when he evaded them.

Kentucky State Police confirmed that Todd was indeed armed when he resisted arrest and evaded them around 10:30 a.m.

Todd had led police on a high-speed chase that started around 1:15 a.m. in Florence. He was chased by Florence police onto southbound I-75 and exited at Mount Zion Road, but crashed while attempting to reenter the highway. He was able to exit his vehicle and flee on foot.

The Kentucky State Police and other departments were able to coordinate efforts and locate Todd near a home off of Cody Road. Once noticed, Todd ran again from police towards the woods.

Kentucky State Police Lt. Rick St. Blankhart said that Kenton County, Independence, Ludlow and Covington officers along with KSP were part of the search for Todd.

“The subject was apprehended for a short period of time. At that point was when the subject did not reply to verbal commands,” Blankhart said. “At that point the subject was shot and pronounced deceased at that point.”

Todd had a gun on him at the time of his capture, when police shot and killed him on the scene.

There is an ongoing investigation.


So God made a farmer

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If anyone has watched an episode of “Shark Tank” before, you know that the show consists of inventors and entrepreneurs who ask a panel of billionaires for an investment into their company or idea.

One episode featured a man from Arcadia, Fla., Johnny Georges who was a second generation farmer-turned-inventor. Johnny invented a water containment system for agribusinesses called “Tree-T-Pee“.

The Tree-T-Pee supplies water conservation through micro-sprinklers through its cone-shaped tree guard made of recycled plastic that is positioned at the base of trees. Johnny wants to save farmers money on fuel and water, but had previously only serviced his local Florida counties.

Johnny was asking for a $150,000 investment for 20% of his company. He would soon find out what the panel thought of his idea.

Watch the video below:

Nobody owes you nothing, life is what you make it. He [Dad] taught me that.

Tree-T-Pee creator and farmer Johnny Georges

Tree-T-Pee creator and farmer Johnny Georges

Farmers are the backbone of America and Johnny Georges is a great American who is clearly looking out for his industry and demonstrating true American work ethics.

Individuals like Johnny embody the American spirit and American exceptionalism. Our ability to provide for our own communities in addition to a significant percent of the world’s growing population is the envy of all other countries.

Johnny Georges is a great American. We owe him and many more like him in agriculture an enormous debt of gratitude. More often than not, people like Johnny, go without getting any of the credit they so deserve, yet never expect nor want any.

This episode was very refreshing because it showcased the greatness of America with individual creativity and ingenuity, but also respect, humility, and love.

God bless Johnny Georges and farmers everywhere. We salute you.

So God made a farmer.


*UPDATED* Terrorists take hostages in Sydney, Australia

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Customers and staff at the Lindt Cafe in Sydney are being held hostage by a couple of terrorists who support ISIS. The police have surrounded the cafe and sealed off the surrounding area.

What we know so far about the Martin Place hostage situation:

•  At least 13 hostages are being held in Lindt Cafe in Martin Place.

• Hostages are being forced to hold up a black flag with Arabic script in the windows.

• One gunman is armed with a shotgun and possibly a handgun.

• Unconfirmed radio reports have claimed the perpetrator has demanded to speak to Prime Minister Tony Abbott, and claimed to have planted four explosive devices across Sydney.

• The Opera House has also been evacuated as a precautionary measure.

• The federal government’s National Security Committee has convened for briefings on the situation.

• Thousands of people have been evacuated from buildings in the surrounding area.
According to the Australian media, this is one of the terrorists:
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Please check back with ANM News as this story unfolds.

UPDATE 10:38 a.m. EST

The Sydney siege has now ended with CPR being performed on 2 victims

UPDATE 10:34 a.m. EST

Reports are that this is finally over. Has not been confirmed yet.

UPDATE 10:30 a.m. EST

Eleven people have escaped after gunfire, both police and paramedics have entered the building.
The police decided to storm the cafe.

UPDATE 10:27 a.m. EST

Sheikh Man Monis

Sheikh Man Monis

Hostage taker identified. The hostage taker is a 49-year-old cleric from Iran, who is well-known by the Australian police. His name is Sheikh Man Monis.

UPDATE 2:32 a.m. EST

Gunman forces the 15 left hostages to stand against the window to prevent sniper fire.

UPDATE 2:28 a.m. EST

A sixth hostage has now escaped from the cafe.

UPDATE 2:25 a.m. EST Statement from Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on the Hostage incident sydney UPDATE 2:15 a.m. EST

UPDATE 2:02 a.m. EST Hostages inside the Martin Place, Sydney, cafe are saying that the gunman wants an ISIS flag & to speak with PM Tony Abbott and claiming to have two bombs inside the cafe.

Picture of one of the women seen running from the Lindt cafe.

Picture of one of the women seen running from the Lindt cafe.

UPDATE 1:32 a.m. EST Police confirmed Monday afternoon that five people have escaped from the cafe. It is unclear how many more are still being held inside, although authorities have estimated the number is less than thirty. isis tweet

Vine courtesy of: Paul Colgan

UPDATE

An Australian professor has confirmed that the flag two of the hostages are holding up is a flag used by many of the Jihadist groups in the Middle East, including ISIS.

UPDATE

It appears there is only one terrorist, and police have made contact with him as they attempt to calm down the situation.

UPDATE

The NSW Police Commissioner confirmed during a press conference that there is an armed gunman holding people hostage, and the police are on the top of the situation, but people should pray for those being held hostage.  The Commissioner advised that police are doing everything possible to deescalate this situation so that no one will be harmed, but the citizens of Sydney need to be patient.

The police have yet to learn the motivation behind this terrorist event.


Kansas City law enforcement officers have a big surprise for drivers

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Sheriff’s Department in Kansas City made some very unique traffic stops this month. The drivers they pulled over were in for a very big surprise thanks to the help of a “Secret Santa”.

In a time when police officers are constantly in the news and found guilty in the court of public opinion in what seems to be a monthly occurrence, comes a very heart-touching story from Kansas City.

Random acts of kindness were on display as Jackson County deputies brought tears to many faces, but these were certainly tears of joy.

Each year, an anonymous wealthy businessman gives out around $100,000 during Christmas to strangers and people in need. This year though, he chose to do things differently and utilize the Sheriff’s department to help him deliver not only money, but smiles and hope to some very humble recipients.

Watch this sting operation in action in the video below via CBS News:

Sometimes all it takes is a small random act of kindness to truly change the life of someone.

For all of the negative that goes on and all the bad news that seems to occupy our news wires, it’s great to see this inspiring and heart-touching story.

God bless this “Secret Santa”, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, and all those who were on the receiving end of this wonderful operation.

Merry Christmas!


Kentucky: Protesters appear at Covington Police Headquarters

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Source: River City News

Source: River City News

COVINGTON, Ky. – Dozens of protesters showed up at the Covington Police Headquarters on Saturday afternoon to demonstrate “die-ins” and to bring attention to the ‘so-called’ police brutality.

With the recent grand jury decisions in Ferguson, Mo. and New York, Northern Kentucky has seen its own jury decision put some residents in an uproar. A grand jury did not bring criminal charges against Boone County Deputy Tyler Brockman, who killed 19-year-old Samantha Ramsey last April.

Ramsey was intoxicated, on marijuana and ran over the deputy’s foot before he fatally shot her.

Saturday’s protest in Covington shows the growing divide in this country over not only race relations, but also views on law enforcement.

The River City News reports:

Organizer Nicole Comer told those gathered that while there have been well-publicized police-involved deaths elsewhere, “Northern Kentucky has also suffered a tragic loss as well.”

“I have seen and heard a lot of hateful comments as to why we are protesting. Protesting is needed because it is not allowing these actions by these police officers who feel they can kill because they have a badge… Unfortunately, history shows that police treat blacks unfairly and we want an immediate end to police brutality.”

“It’s not about black and white,” Comer said. “It’s about right and wrong.”

Rev. Al Sharpton called for a national march to take place all across the country on Saturday to protest the lack of indictments against police officers involved in the recent deaths such as Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Covington’s protesters organized via their Facebook event in attempt to gather more people to join their cause.

Source: River City News

Source: River City News

Protesters seem to have been peaceful, but does lying down holding signs such as “Black lives matter” and “We can’t breathe” really tell the complete story about each of these cases? It now seems that when any time a police officer does anything to defend themselves or protect the lives of others, they are automatically vilified or found guilty in the court of public opinion.

All lives certainly should matter regardless of race, but so should the law.


At least 2 shot at Portland, Oregon high school

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Source: Fox 12 KPTV

Source: Fox 12 KPTV

PORTLAND, Ore. – At least two people were shot at Rosemary Anderson High School in Northeast Portland, Portland Police said.

The school is located at 717 North Killingsworth Court in the city.

The shooting happened just before 12:15 p.m. PT.

The school was on lockdown. The shooting happened at the front of the school on Killingsworth Court.

Firefighters say they have taken three people to the hospital.

Fire Bureau spokesman Terry Foster said Friday he didn’t have information about the conditions of the three people or whether all were gunshot victims.

Rosemary Anderson High School is an alternative school that serves at-risk students who were expelled or dropped out, are homeless or single parents.

Portland police were searching for the shooter and said the suspect or suspects have left the area.

Update:

Oregon Live reports:

Early reports say a 17-year-old was shot in back and a separate female student was shot in the chest. At least three people were transported to Legacy Emanuel Health Center.

1:11 p.m.: Lockdown lifted and Jefferson High School and Portland Community College. Portland Police says the victims are teenagers, working to confirm that they are students.

Also at this time, police don’t know how the shooter left the scene. Officers have cleared the school and the area is now safe and secure.

12:58 p.m.: Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson confirmed that the shooting was outside the school at North Borthwick Avenue and Killingsworth Court. He also said:

  • The victims were two males and one female. They all ran inside the school outside Rosemary Anderson High School immediately after the shooting.
  • There is currently not an active shooter at the scene.
  • Police swept through the school to make sure there were no additional victims.
  • The shooter left the scene.

Portland Police Bureau reports:

There were three victims in today’s shooting that occurred outside Rosemary Anderson High School on Killingsworth Court and Borthwick. The three teenage victims, two males and one female, ran to the high school following the shooting. The shooter ran from the scene. The high school immediately went into lockdown. Officers responded and ensured everyone was safe.

Medical transported the victims to an area hospital; they were concious and awake at that time.

This is not an active shooter situation. The area is considered secure and police are now conducting an investigation.

Parent reunifcation with students is being held at Killingsworth Court and Kerby, near the Jefferson High School football field.

Traffic is still impacted in this area.

Sgt. Pete Simpson said Friday that officers don’t know whether the shooter was alone or with others, but he says preliminary information suggests it’s gang-related.

Please continue to follow ANM News for more information on this developing story.


*UPDATED* 19-year-old girl burned alive in Panola County, Mississippi

Source: WTOC/Chambers Family
Source: WTOC/Chambers Family

Source: WTOC/Chambers Family

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PANOLA COUNTY, Miss. – Jessica Chambers, a 19-year-old woman was doused with a flammable liquid and set on fire this past Saturday night in Courtland, Miss.

carAuthorities say that Jessica was found burning near her car that was also engulfed in flames. A passerby called the Panola County sheriff’s office about the burning car along Herron Road, near Highway 51 in Courtland. She was flown to Regional One Health in Memphis, Tenn. but later died. Her family members are desperately seeking answers in this bizarre and heinous murder.

Chambers was the daughter of a Panola County Sheriff’s Department maintenance worker.

The 19-year-old had left her home to go clean out her car and to get something to eat, her mother Lisa Chambers said. “[She] said ‘Bye, I love you, Mama. See you in a little while,” Chambers said. She would never make it back home.

Her father, Ben Chambers,said his daughter tried to tell responders who killed her.

“When the fire department got there, she was walking down the road on fire. Only part of her body that wasn’t burned was the bottom of her feet,” he said.

Her father also says, “They squirted lighter fluid down her throat and in her nose, and apparently they knocked her out. She had a big gash on top of her head.”

There is a huge support on social media from family, friends, and strangers demanding answers as they use the hashtag #JusticeforJessica.

Source: WTOC/Chambers Family

Source: WTOC/Chambers Family

WTOC reports:

Assistant District Attorney Jay Hale knows someone in the community knows something and is pleading for help. Detectives are working to learn who the 19-year-old may have been with before her murder.

“We’re trying to go through the information that we have, certainly interviewing all the potential witnesses we can and going through and using the phone records we can,” Hale said.

“The sheriff called me this morning he told me, he said, ‘I’m working hard,'” Chambers said. “They took something from me I can’t ever get back. Not ever, you know? It’s a part of me gone forever.”

Jessica’s mother hopes for a tip that could lead to her daughter’s killer or killers. “Even if they don’t think it’s information, if it’s just something they heard, to please call the sheriff’s department,” Lisa Chambers said.

Several people are being questioned by detectives, but no arrests have been made. The teen’s car, and any potential clues inside, are charred black. Investigators did find a cell phone at the scene.

Investigators will not disclose at this time what Jessica was able to tell them at the last moment, but the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating the case.

News video via WMC News 5:

This is a very sad and gruesome story indeed and while the family seeks justice, the question remains of when a crime such as this occurs, where is all of the outrage? There have been no protests, riots, or looting to have taken place up to this point. Also, MIA so far are any national media attention personalities arriving on behalf of Jessica Chambers. Perhaps, they’re in route.

Anyone with information on the murder is urged to contact the Panola County Sheriff’s Office at 662-563-6230.


Update #1:

There are no official accounts of anyone in custody at this point, but social media accounts of the victim’s friends state they have had a suspect in custody. Other friends are alleging that police are waiting to make extra sure they have the right person before releasing his name.

ANM News is told that police do not have anyone in custody currently, but are following up with leads. To correct some earlier confusion, Jessica did not have a boyfriend according to her family. She got out of an abusive relationship with a man approximately two years ago. Sources tell ANM News that he no longer lives in the state of Mississippi.

We are still unclear as to the motives behind this gruesome murder, but one thing is certain, Jessica was loved by many.

Jessica’s mother Lisa Chambers tells ANM News, “My daughter did not see color. We loved her dearly and are just seeking justice regardless of skin color,” she said.

One thing to take from this case, unlike the death of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, Jessica’s death seems to have been premeditated murder. We cannot confirm this at this time, but we will continue to update this story as an investigation proceeds.

There has been a Facebook page created by Jessica’s sister Amanda Prince, “Justice for Jessica“, which has received over 42,000 “Likes” to date. The page has received posts from around the country from friends, family members, and strangers who are all praying and seeking justice for Jessica.

According to an interview with KTSM, Amanda, a Fort Bliss (El Paso, Texas) Army wife will be heading home to Mississippi to be with family when her husband, who is on his way home from overseas arrives on Tuesday.


Update #2:

A gas station just one mile from the horrendous murder captured video footage of Jessica just hours before her death. The M & M Quick Stop is on Highway 51 in Courtland, Miss. showing Jessica Chambers walking toward the gas station before being called away by someone out of the camera’s view.

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Update #3:

jessica-chambers-1-435As of Wednesday, Mississippi investigators still don’t know who killed 19-year-old Jessica Lane Chambers

Investigators are questioning several possible witnesses, reviewing Jessica’s cell phone data for clues and reviewing the video footage that shows her walking towards a gas station 90 minutes before first responders discovered her on fire about one mile from the M & M Quick Stop.

In the video footage, you’ll see a man wearing a striped shirt filling up a gas can before walking in the same direction as Jessica.

According toWISTV, the police cleared the man wearing the striped shirt.

 

PEOPLE reports: As the investigation continues, family members grieve.

“No one can believe this really happened to a child,” her father, Ben Chambers, tells PEOPLE. “She was burnt alive. This was cold-blooded murder. They have every person you can think of working on the case. They are checking all leads. It doesn’t matter how big or little.”

“She had her hands up,” says Chambers. “One of the paramedics took his coat off and placed it around her.”

Chambers says his ex-wife spoke to his daughter at 7:20 p.m., about two hours before she died.

“She told her mother she would be home soon but she first was going to stop and get something to eat and clean her car out. She told her mother, ‘I love you, Mama. I will see you in just a little while.’ ”

Right now, no arrests have been made in the case. People are being questioned, but investigators are not calling anyone a person of interest or a suspect in the case.


Update #4:

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Nancy Grace has now picked up Jessica’s story.

It’s almost more than I can take in.

 

 


Update #5:

Video via NBC News:

The mother of the 19-year-old Mississippi woman burned alive and left for dead says her daughter won’t be at peace until her killer is caught. “She cannot rest,” mom Lisa Chambers told NBC affiliate WMC of her daughter, Jessica, a popular former cheerleader. “She knows who did this. She has told who did this.”

The Facebook page, “Justice for Jessica” created by Amanda Prince, Jessica’s older sister is approaching 100,000 “Likes”.


Update #6:

CNN reports:

After obtaining warrants and cracking a password, police were able to access Jessica Chambers’ phone records and are following up on leads, a prosecutor said Thursday.

Police are searching her data and text records after obtaining warrants Wednesday that compelled Google and her cell phone provider to give police access to her phone’s content, said John Champion, district attorney for Mississippi’s 17th Circuit.

The prosecutor on Thursday also updated information he had given CNN the previous day that indicated Chambers had attended a party but police couldn’t find anyone who had seen her there. Police have now spoken to witnesses who claim to have seen Chambers at the party, the prosecutor said.


Update #7:

John Champion, district attorney for Mississippi’s 17th Circuit, told CNN that Chambers had been able to speak to firefighters as they arrived on scene, but would say only that what she told them, “has certainly given us a lead we’re following up on.”

A gas station and convenience store where, according to surveillance video, Jessica Chambers visited before she was found severely burned along the side of a Mississippi road is pictured on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Courtland, Miss.

A gas station and convenience store where, according to surveillance video, Jessica Chambers visited before she was found severely burned along the side of a Mississippi road is pictured on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Courtland, Miss. (AP Photo)

Prosecutors say information from Jessica’s cell phone is providing some leads as to what may have happened to the her in the hours leading up to the attack on her.

Among the clues investigators are examining: surveillance video showing Chambers at a gas station, cellphone records from numerous people, unspecified evidence from her car and interviews with potential witnesses.

“There’s just not a lot of street talk out there about who may or may not have done this,”  Champion said at a news conference. “We feel like somebody out there has heard something.”

Anyone with information on the murder is urged to contact the Panola County Sheriff’s Office at 662-563-6230.


Update #8:

Clarion-Ledger reports:

Authorities have not made an arrest in the killing of Jessica Chambers.

“And we don’t anticipate one in the near future at this point,” Desoto County District Attorney John Champion said at a news conference Thursday.

No reliable forensic evidence and a lack of what Champion called “street talk” have caused investigators to lean on witness interviews. So far, those have not provided anything that would help develop a suspect, Champion said, adding that it’s impossible to formulate a motive without one.

A candlelight vigil is being held for Jessica on Saturday on the Courtland town square in Batesville, Miss. at 5 p.m.


Update #9:

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  • A reward of $11,000 is now offered and that amount is expected to increase.
  • The U.S. Marshals Service has added $10,000 to the $1,000 crime stopper reward  being offered for information relating to the death of Jessica Chambers.

WMC Action News 5 reports:

Jessica Chambers was last seen on store surveillance video when she went to a convenience store near her Courtland home. The clerk, Ali Fadhel, said he was surprised she bought so much gas and joked with her. He said Chambers usually purchased $3 or $4.

“Like, wow, why you spending $14 in gas,'” said Fadhel.

He says Chambers told him she was going somewhere, but that he did not know where she was going. Fadhel also says Jessica never mentioned any problems to him and he says she probably would have.

WMC Action News 5 – Memphis, Tennessee Anyone with information on the murder is urged to contact the Panola County Sheriff’s Office at 662-563-6230.  


  Update #10:

Saying goodbye to Jessica.

WREG reports:

Friends, family, and Panola County community members attended Jessica Chambers’ visitation Friday night, telling WREG they want anyone with information about her death to contact authorities.

Many of Jessica’s former classmates at South Panola High School attended the visitation. A group of them made t-shirts with her picture that they’re selling online to remember her.

Chambers’ funeral is Saturday at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home in Batesville, Miss.


 

Update #11:

To say the last 24 hours of research has uncovered significant information would be the understatement of the year.

BREAKING STORY from The Conservative Treehouse.

There are reports that the gas station owner who has been on every news station commenting about when Jessica came into his store could possibly be connected to this heinous murder. His name is is Ali Alsanai, aka Basem Alsanai, a 19-year-old entrepreneur and owner of the M & M Quick Stop in Courtland, Miss.

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This story seems to have taken a big turn and we may now know why people are not talking to law enforcement.

Again, read a breakdown on The Conservative Treehouse for more information on the connection between this 19-year-old gas station owner, the local law enforcement, and the increased activity of gangs in and around the Panola County area.


 

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Courtesy of Justice for Jessica Facebook Page.

Jessica had two older brothers, two older sisters, and a younger sister. Allen Chambers, Jessica’s eldest brother, died in a car crash in May 2012.

There has been a GoFundMe page setup to help the family with expenses as they go through this very difficult time.

http://www.gofundme.com/ift960

Here is Jessica’s obituary with details of arrangements.

Anyone with information on the murder is urged to contact the Panola County Sheriff’s Office at 662-563-6230.

* A correction and updates have been made to this story.

ANM News will continue to update this developing story.