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Wasserman Schultz Threatened Police Chief For Gathering Evidence On Her IT Staffer’s Alleged Crimes [VIDEO]

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H/T The Daily Caller.

This woman and I use the term woman loosely needs to be put away for a long long time.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz threatened the chief of the U.S. Capitol Police with “consequences” for holding equipment that she says belongs to her in order to build a criminal case against a Pakistani staffer suspected of massive cybersecurity breaches involving funneling sensitive congressional data offsite.

The Florida lawmaker used her position on the committee that sets the police force’s budget to press its chief to relinquish the piece of evidence Thursday, in what could be considered using her authority to attempt to interfere with a criminal investigation.

The Capitol Police and outside agencies are pursuing Imran Awan, who has run technology for the Florida lawmaker since 2005 and was banned from the House network in February on suspicion of data breaches and theft.

“My understanding is the the Capitol Police is not able to confiscate Members’ equipment when the Member is not under investigation,” Wasserman Schultz said in the annual police budget hearing of the House Committee On Appropriations’ Legislative Branch Subcommittee.

“We can’t return the equipment,” Police Chief Matthew R. Verderosa told the Florida Democrat.

“I think you’re violating the rules when you conduct your business that way and you should expect that there will be consequences,” Wasserman Schultz said.

As one of eight members of the Committee on Appropriations’ Legislative Branch subcommittee, Wasserman Schultz is in charge of the budget of the police force that is investigating her staffer and how he managed to extract so much money and information from members.

In a highly unusual exchange, the Florida lawmaker uses a hearing on the Capitol Police’s annual budget to spend three minutes repeatedly trying to extract a promise from the chief that he will return a piece of evidence being used to build an active case.

“If a Member loses equipment and it is found by your staff and identified as that member’s equipment and the member is not associated with any case, it is supposed to be returned. Yes or no?” she said.

Police tell her it is important to “an ongoing investigation,” but presses for its return anyway.

A federal employee with knowledge of the situation and who requested anonymity told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group that as House authorities closed in on Imran Awan and his brothers, a laptop used by Imran was hidden in an unused crevice of the Rayburn House Office Building. Wasserman Schultz’s office is in Longworth House Office Building, a separate structure.

The laptop was later found by Capitol Police and seized because it was relevant to the criminal investigation, the source said.

The investigation is examining members’ data leaving the network and how Awan managed to get Members to place three relatives and a friend into largely no-show positions on their payrolls, billing $4 million since 2010. (RELATED: Suspects Could Read Every Email Congressmen Sent And Received)

The congresswoman characterizes the evidence as “belonging” to her and argues that therefore it cannot be seized unless Capitol Police tell her that she personally, as opposed to her staffer, is a target of the investigation.

When TheDCNF asked Wasserman Schultz Monday if it could inquire about her strong desire for the laptop, she said “No, you may not.” After TheDCNF asked why she wouldn’t want the Capitol Police to have any evidence they may need to find and punish any hackers of government information, she abruptly turned around in the middle of a stairwell and retreated back to the office from which she had come.

Her spokesman, David Dameron, then emerged to say “We just don’t have any comment.”

Though on the surface Wasserman Schultz would have been a victim of Awan’s scam, she has inexplicably protected him, circumventing the network ban by re-titling him as an “adviser” instead of technology administrator.

Politico described him and his wife, Hina Alvi, as having a “friendly personal relationship” with both Wasserman Schultz and Rep. Gregory Meeks of New York.

That baffled a Democratic IT staffer, who said “I can’t imagine why she’d be that good of friends with a technology provider.”

“Usually if someone does bad stuff, an office is going to distance themselves” rather than incur political fallout for a mere staffer, he added. (RELATED: House IT Aides Fear Suspects Are Blackmailing Members With Their Own Data)

Wasserman Schultz resigned as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee in 2016 after Wikileaks published thousands of internal emails obtained by an as-yet unidentified hacker.

The last 30 seconds of the exchange can also be seen here.

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Alabama Legislature Passes Bill Protecting Confederate Memorials

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H/T The Daily Caller.

If these snowflakes are worried about being oppressed by a monument then they should demand the removal of DemocRat memorials.

DemocRats were the slave owners in the south DemocRats wrote and enforced the Jim Crow Laws.

DemocRats oppressed and murdered The Civil Rights Marchers.

A life long DemocRat Nathan Bedford Forrest founded the Ku Klux Klan.

Monument honoring Confederate soldiers in Montgomery, Alabama (Shutterstock/JNix)

The Alabama senate passed a bill Friday which would prevent the changing of the names of Confederate memorials and removing of historic Confederate monuments.

The bill “would prohibit the relocation, removal, alteration, renaming, or other disturbance of any architecturally significant building, memorial building, memorial street, or monument that has stood on public property for 40 or more years,” reads the text of the bill, reported Yahoo News.

Sen. Gerald Allen, a Republican sponsor of the bill, blasted what he perceived as a “wave of political correctness” assailing monuments dedicated to people who, despite having flaws, were important to history.

“You say we are protecting history,” said Sen. Hank Sanders, a Democrat African American, according to Yahoo! News. “We are not protecting history. We are protecting monuments that represent oppression to a large part of the people in the state of Alabama.”

“Are you good with the sanitizing of history as we are seeing in New Orleans?” inquired Rep. Mack Butler, a Republican lawmaker, to which the bill’s detractors responded that the decision to remove or rename Confederate memorials should fall to smaller governments within the state.

The bill awaits approval by Kay Ivey, Alabama’s governor.

Alabama’s decision comes on the same day as New Orleans removed its last of four Confederate statues.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Sens. Allen and Sanders, as well as the Alabama legislature, but received no comment in time for publicatio

Mizzou Hemorrhages More Students And Cuts Jobs Because Of Black Lives Matter Protests

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H/T The Daily Caller.

This is what happens when you bow down and kiss the asses of thugs.

I hope Mizzou has to close its doors forever.

University of Missouri Black Lives Matter protest 2 Getty Images / Michael B. Thomas

Officials at the University of Missouri’s flagship campus in Columbia have announced a plan to cut approximately 400 jobs and raise tuition in the face of a projected 7.4 percent plunge in student enrollment and a $14.7 million state budget cut.
Somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 employees will simply lose their jobs at the taxpayer-funded school. The rest of the job cuts will come either because people are retiring or because the school won’t renew the contracts of non-tenured professors, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The 7.4 percent decrease in student enrollment will cause a $16.6 million drop in revenue. School officials are responding to the revenue reduction by raising tuition by 2.1 percent. The tuition increase will generate about $7 million.
Garnett Stokes, Mizzou’s latest interim chancellor, announced the staff cuts and the tuition increase on Monday at a forum on campus.

The University of Missouri’s campus in Columbia employs about 13,000 professors, administrators and other employees.

Mizzou officials blamed the enrollment decline — the second steep enrollment drop in two consecutive years — on ongoing “public perception concerns,” according to the Post-Dispatch.

The image problems stem from an eruption of Black Lives Matter protests rocked the Columbia, Mo. campus in November 2015.

The protests by a group calling itself Concerned Student 1950 group centered largely on Jonathan Butler, the son of a millionaire railroad executive. Butler went on a hunger strike and convinced 32 black Mizzou football players to boycott all team activities.

University of Missouri Black Lives Matter protest Getty Images/Michael B. Thomas

There were false reports of people wearing Ku Klux Klan hoods.

There was a poop swastika.

The protests featured lots of camping out on an occupied campus quad, which served as a hub for fomenting unrest.

A now-fired professor, Melissa Click, threatened a student cameraman with mob violence when he tried to cover the ongoing protests.

Melissa Click YouTube screenshot/Mark Schierbecker

 

Emails from the University of Missouri’s computer network obtained by HeatStreet show that the activists who led the protests demanded generators and a fire pit to keep themselves warm and cozy as they camped out in tents on the campus quad during chilly November nights. School officials helpfully provided additional electricity. (RELATED: Mizzou Black Activists Demanded A TOASTY FIRE PIT As They Protested Poop Swastika)

Protesters accused President Timothy Wolfe of not doing enough to address racial tensions on campus. After the players announced their strike (which lasted all of one practice), Wolfe resigned and the school caved to a host of other protester demands.

Mizzou has been reeling financially — and losing students — since the protests.

Applications to Mizzou applications for this academic year were way, way down. The school lost a staggering 23 percent of its freshman class. To contain costs and to reflect its shrinking population, school officials shuttered several dormitories. (RELATED: SURPRISE! Mizzou Sees Application Drop After Days Of Protests, Illusory Klan Hoods, Poop Swastika)

The taxpayer-funded school also announced it was facing the prospect of a gigantic $32 million budget shortfall.

Earlier this month, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) published its annual list of all member schools that are still accepting applications for first-year or transfer students for next fall.

Mizzou is on NACAC’s 2017 college openings list. The school is still accepting freshman and transfer students, the organization says.

At the Monday campus forum, Stokes, the interim chancellor, suggested the formation of a committee to find ways to revamp Mizzou’s image to become “more forward looking,” according to the Post-Dispatch.

 

Trayvon Martin Awarded Posthumous Degree In Aeronautical Science

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H/T The Daily Caller.

This makes about as much sense as Josef Mengele getting the Nobel Prize for Medicine.

 

A historically black college plans to award Trayvon Martin a posthumous degree later in May, the school announced Wednesday.

Florida Memorial University will present a bachelor’s of aeronautical science May 13 to Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin.

Trayvon Martin died in 2012 after neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman shot him during an altercation.

The award serves to honor Martin’s memory and pay homage to the work his parents do for social justice, the school said.

“The University will confer upon TRAYVON MARTIN a posthumous degree in Aeronautical Science with a concentration in Flight Education, in honor of the steps he took during his young life toward becoming a pilot,” the school’s statement read.

Martin wanted to become a pilot or learn how to fly planes, the Tampa Bay Times reported earlier.

“As we approach 50 years in Miami Gardens, this commencement holds a special place in all of our hearts…Of special significance is awarding posthumously the Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation to Trayvon Martin,” Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, president of Florida Memorial University, said in a statement.

The school plans to host a fundraiser for its Department of Aviation and Safety and for The Trayvon Martin Foundation after the ceremony.

Trayvon’s death and Zimmerman’s acquittal sparked the Black Lives Matter movement.

Texas Concealed Carry Holder Thwarts Potential Mass Shooting

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H/T The Daily Caller.

Once more a good guy with a gun stopped a bad guy with a gun.

Police in Texas say a concealed carry holder is a “hero” for shooting a crazed attacker and preventing what could have been a slaughter inside a crowded sports bar on Wednesday.

The man, who was dining with his wife at Zona Caliente in Arlington, Tex., quickly sprung into action when he witnessed the gunman shoot and kill the bar manager, police said. The man took a gun he had on a concealed carry permit and quickly shot at the assailant.

The good Samaritan has not been publicly identified, but police identified the assailant as 48-year-old James Jones of Grand Prairie, Texas.

“We’re treating the good guy as sort of a hero,” Arlington Police spokesman Christopher Cook said Thursday.

Police say the customer, who has not been publicly identified, was carrying a handgun under the Texas concealed handgun license program. (RELATED: Gun Activists Focus On National Concealed Carry Push)

Witnesses told police that Jones walked into the bar and began yelling incoherently. Jones shot and killed 37-year-old Cesar Perez, the bar manager, after he tried to engage him in conversation to find out what he wanted, police say. That’s when the armed customer drew his own weapon and shot Jones.

“After he [Jones] was struck once, the suspect started shooting at the front door,” Cook told the Arlington Voice. “We know people were trying to escape, but we’re not sure if he was just trying to harm others.”

In the aftermath of the shootings, police discovered that the incident could have been much deadlier. Investigators found two more loaded guns and two knives on Jones’ body.

“We do believe he had the capacity to do much greater harm,” Cook said.

Cook confirmed that Zona Caliente is a so-called “blue sign” establishment that allows concealed carry holders to bring firearms inside. He said the shooting will be referred to the Tarrant County grand jury — a standard procedure — but doesn’t expect the concealed carry holder to be charged with any crime.

Obamacare Replacement Will Kill People, Warren Claims

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H/T The Daily Caller.

I wish the DemocRats would get a new playbook they lines they use are getting very old.

The Republicans are going to pollute the air,water etc they are going to starve children and old people.

The Republicans are going to kill children and old people and doom sick people to a slow death.

I first got interested in politics in 1972 and it has been the same old song from the DemocRats since then.

There is no doubt in my mind the DemocRats have had the same tune for decades.

Offering no evidence to support her claims, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Republicans’ Obamacare replacement bill that passed the House Thursday will cause Americans to die.

“Families will go bankrupt. People will die,” the liberal senator warned in a series of tweets Thursday afternoon. The non-partisan Manhattan Institute fact-checked the claim that repealing Obamacare will kill Americans — a favorite accusation for many Democrats — and found it unsupported by evidence.

The best statistical estimate for the number of lives saved each year by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is zero,” wrote Oren Cass, a senior fellow at the institute. “Certainly, there are individuals who have benefited from various of its provisions. But attempts to claim broader effects on public health or thousands of lives saved rely upon extrapolation from past studies that focus on the value of private health insurance. The ACA, however, has expanded coverage through Medicaid, a public program that, according to several studies, has failed to improve health outcomes for recipients. In fact, public health trends since the implementation of the ACA have worsened, with 80,000 more deaths in 2015 than had mortality continued declining during 2014–15 at the rate achieved during 2000–2013.”

Nevertheless, Warren launched the same attack on Thursday, without providing any evidence to support her claims.

Feds Continue Gang Crackdown With Arrest Of 35 Crips

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H/T The Daily Caller.

It is great to see the feds enforcing the law once again.

They need to declare these gangs are terrorist and treat them as the terrorist they are.

A joint operation with 225 local and federal law enforcement officers Thursday arrested 35 members and associates of Denver’s East Side Crips.

The Department of Justice announced that a total of 52 members and associates of the gang were charged with trafficking cocaine and crack cocaine in the Denver metro area.  This comes a day after the DOJ announced that a 75-day crackdown on gang members in San Diego led to federal charges against over 140 gang members and associates.

“In Colorado we pride ourselves on gold-standard law enforcement partnerships that make life safe here,” Acting U.S. Attorney Robert Troyer said in a statement.

The operation Thursday involved 225 special agents and officers from 18 agencies. The defendants were charged with a variety of drug trafficking crimes and some face up to life in prison.

Troyer said that the defendants were involved with selling drugs in parks, neighborhoods and public transit.

FBI Denver Division Special Agent in Charge Calvin Shivers said in a statement: “Crimes of this nature cause our citizens to live in fear and threaten to destroy our neighborhoods.  This cannot be tolerated.  We are confident today’s arrests will send a message to those contemplating committing these egregious acts that they will be aggressively investigated and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”

The Trump administration has made a concerted effort to focus on taking down gangs, specifically the notoriously violent immigrant gang MS-13.

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