Posted: August 11, 2015 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Religion, War Room | Tags: Chattanooga, Columbus, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Golden Triangle Regional Airport, ISIS, Istanbul, Mississippi, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Tennessee, The Clarion-Ledger, United States district court
But in reality, according to a criminal complaint, she and her soon-to-be husband had a far more sinister trip in mind: flying from Mississippi to Europe, then traveling to Syria and joining ISIS.
Now 20-year-old Jaelyn Delshaun Young and 22-year-old Muhammad Oda Dakhlalla are facing federal charges after authorities arrested them at Golden Triangle Regional Airport in Columbus, Mississippi, over the weekend. They’re accused of conspiring and attempting to provide material support and resources to ISIS…(read more)
Posted: August 5, 2015 Filed under: Breaking News, Crime & Corruption, Guns and Gadgets, Self Defense, U.S. News | Tags: Antioch, Brian Haas, Hatchet, Mad Max Fury Road, Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, Movie theater, Nashville, Pepper spray, SWAT, Tennessee, Theatre
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CBS Atlanta/AP) — A suspect wielding a hatchet and a gun inside a Nashville-area movie theater died after exchanging gunshots with a SWAT team that stormed the theater, police said Wednesday.
The suspect, only identified so far as 51-year-old white male, was wearing a surgical mask and was armed with a gun and a hatchet at the Carmike Hickory 8 theater in Antioch, said Don Aaron, a spokesman for Metro Nashville police. The suspect was said to be a local resident. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: August 1, 2015 Filed under: Entertainment, Law & Justice, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: 1948 Arab–Israeli War, Allen West (politician), America, Chattanooga, Islamic terrorism, Nazi Germany, Tennessee, U.S. Constitution, United States, United States Constitution, Wesley Clark, World War II
“Everybody knows me to be a progressive or a liberal or lefty or whatever. I think of myself as a bleeding-heart conservative. You will not f— with my Bill of Rights, my Constitution, my guarantees of political justice for all. But does my heart bleed for those who need help and aren’t getting the justice that the country promises them and the equal opportunity the country promises? Yes. I’m a bleeding heart, but I think myself to be a total social conservative. The people who are running just don’t seem to have America on their minds, not the America I think about. When I was a kid we were in love with America. As early as I can remember, there was a civics class in my public school. And I was in love with those things that guaranteed freedom before I learned that there were people who hated me because I was Jewish. I had a Bill of Rights and a Constitution, those words out of the Declaration that protected me. And I knew about that because we had civics in class. We don’t have that much in the country anymore. So before World War II or shortly after, we were in love with America because we understood what it was about and that’s what we were in love with. I believe everybody’s patriotic today. Everybody loves America. But I don’t need their flag plans to prove it. I’d like to go back to civics lessons.”
Who said it?
Answer after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: July 21, 2015 Filed under: Mediasphere, U.S. News, War Room, White House | Tags: Barack Obama, Chattanooga, CNN, Donald Trump, Flag of the United States, Gateway Pundit, Half-mast, Jake Tapper, John McCain, Marco Rubio, Newtown Public Schools, Tennessee, Twitter, United States, United States Marine Corps, Vice President of the United States, White House
Breaking news from CNN’s Jake Tapper: President Obama has ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff to honor the four Marines and one Sailor killed in the recent systemic assassinations in Chattanooga, Tenn.
The news came just a few hours after Tapper fact-checked Donald Trump’s email blast to the media noting that Trump had ordered all flags at Trump properties around the country to be flown at “half-mast.” So, just to be sure: even Donald Trump ordered flags lowered before President Obama did?
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Posted: July 18, 2015 Filed under: Law & Justice, Politics, War Room | Tags: 2009 Little Rock recruiting office shooting, Barack Obama, Chattanooga, Fort Hood, Fort Hood shooting, Lackland Air Force Base, Muhammad, Tennessee, United States, United States Armed Forces, United States Marine Corps
Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images
Most military personnel, except for those on field maneuvers or MPs, are not allowed to be armed on base.
Mike Glenn writes: On Friday, Defense Secretary Ash Carter approved what the Pentagon referred to as “immediate force protection steps” in the wake of Thursday’s mass shootings in Chattanooga, Tenn. that left four U.S. Marines dead and a Navy Sailor wounded. A press release from the Defense Department did not elaborate on the measures.
One of the shootings was at a local recruiting station. I’ve heard some people say these offices – where young people usually get their first notion of what military life is all about – should have security barriers to prevent such tragedies. Beyond the fact that the accused Chattanooga shooter never went inside the office, I think that’s going to be a non-starter for an obvious reason.
Military recruiters rely on casual walk-in traffic to help make their quota. That’s why the offices can often be found in strip shopping centers or malls. If you start forcing potential Marines, Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen to pass through x-ray machines and take off their shoes like they are going through a TSA line at the airport before they ever step foot in the office, many of them are simply going to take a pass on a hitch in the military
Carter also asked the military services to give him suggestions for ensuring the safety of service members at military installations. But will he allow service members to defend themselves?
Most military personnel, except for those on field maneuvers or MPs, are not allowed to be armed on base. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: July 16, 2015 Filed under: Breaking News, Crime & Corruption, Mediasphere | Tags: Active shooter, Andy Berke, Associated Press, CBS News, Chattanooga, Police officer, Tennessee, United States Navy, United States Navy Reserve, Washington DC, WRCB
UPDATE: Active shooter situation is over, per Chattanooga Police. TEMA confirms 5 people are dead, including 4 Marines and gunman, and 2 wounded in shooting at Military Recruitment Center. CBS reports that law enforcement have identified the suspect as Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez…
Posted: July 16, 2015 Filed under: Breaking News, Crime & Corruption | Tags: Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, Chattanooga Times Free Press, East Tennessee, Fort Knox, Hancock, Islamberg, Naval Reserve Center, Navy, New York, Sequatchie County, Shooting, Tennessee, U.S. Army Recruiting Command
Officials: 5 victims in Chattanooga shootings
Four Marines were reportedly killed Thursday in one of two attacks at U.S. Navy facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn., and at least one shooter was dead.
The Marines were killed by a gunman who opened fire at a Naval Reserves Operations Center on Amnicola Highway, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Marilyn Hutcheson, who works at Binswanger Glass just across the street from the Naval Reserve Center on Amnicola Highway, said she heard a barrage of gunfire around 11 a.m.
“I couldn’t even begin to tell you how many. It was rapid fire, like pow pow pow pow pow, so quickly. The next thing I knew, there were police cars coming from every direction.”
– Marilyn Hutcheson, a witness
“I couldn’t even begin to tell you how many,” she said. “It was rapid fire, like pow pow pow pow pow, so quickly. The next thing I knew, there were police cars coming from every direction.”
The names of the Marines who were reportedly shot were not immediately released, and government officials did not confirm the report.
The shooting there came around the same time that a gunman in a silver Mustang opened fire at a Navy recruiting office in a strip mall some seven miles away, on Lee’s Highway. The shooter stopped in front of the recruiting facility, shot at the building and drove off, said Brian Lepley, a spokesman with the U.S. Army Recruiting Command in Fort Knox, Ky.
“This is a very, very terrible situation. I’m very concerned about what’s going on. We need to figure out how to handle it.”
— Andy Berke, the city’s mayor
Lepley said the recruiting center on Old Lee Highway has recruiting services for all four branches of the military. The Army recruiters told Lepley they have evacuated and are safe. He has no information about recruiters for the other branches.
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Posted: July 16, 2015 Filed under: Breaking News, Crime & Corruption | Tags: Active shooter, Andy Berke, Chattanooga, Chattanooga Navy Reserve Center, CNN, Fire chief, Police car, Police officer, Randy Jackson, Tennessee, Twitter, U.S. Navy
The U.S. Navy tweeted Thursday that there has been a shooting at a Navy reserve center on Amnicola Highway in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Navy also said it was investigating a shooting at another Navy building in the city.
One officer is “down” in connection with the shooting, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke told reporters.
He was not specific about the officer’s condition.
“This is a very, very terrible situation and we need to go figure out how we can handle it,” he said.
Meanwhile, a witness in Chattanooga told CNN that she saw a gunman fire shots at a building that houses military recruiting offices Thursday morning. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: July 14, 2015 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Economics, White House | Tags: Counterfeiting, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Injury, Kingsport, List of U.S. federal prisons, Money, Pennington Gap, Prison, Tennessee, Virginia
Woman Blames Obama For Counterfeiting Money
Police say that counterfeit bill was printed on computer paper and that each side had been glued together
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (CBSDC) – A woman reportedly told police she was counterfeiting money because she read online that President Barack Obama created a new law stating that people can start printing their own money.
The Times News reports Pamela Downs tried to use a counterfeit $5 bill at a local grocery store in Kingsport, Tennessee, on Sunday.
Police say that counterfeit bill was printed on computer paper and that each side had been glued together.
According to the Times News, Downs told the officer she received the money from a gas station a few days prior, but that she never inspected the bill.
Police then searched Downs’ purse and found a $100 bill which was also counterfeit. The Times News reports the bill was printed in black and white and that the back of the bill was printed upside down. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: April 10, 2015 Filed under: Guns and Gadgets, Mediasphere, Politics, Self Defense | Tags: 2nd amendment, Bill Haslam, Bumper sticker, Charles C. W. Cooke, Civil Rights, Firing Pin, Nashville, National Review, National Rifle Association, New York Times, Republican Party (United States), Tennessee, The Tennessean, Twitter, United States presidential election
On location in Nashville, on Twitter this morning, Charles C,W.Cooke begins:
At The Corner, Cooke continues:
The NRA Convention starts today, in Nashville, Tennessee. And so, rather predictably, the New York Times has started its day by lying about it. Per the Times’s editorial board:
Seventy-thousand people are expected to attend the National Rifle Association’s convention opening on Friday in Tennessee, and not one of them will be allowed to come armed with guns that can actually shoot. After all the N.R.A. propaganda about how “good guys with guns” are needed to be on guard across American life, from elementary schools to workplaces, the weekend’s gathering of disarmed conventioneers seems the ultimate in hypocrisy.
Nick Faddy with CPR Signs places a NRA Convention sign on the doors of Music City Center for this week’s National Rifle Association convetntion, which will bring an estimated 70,000 people. (Photo: Shelley Mays / The Tennessean)
[Read the full text here, at National Review]
There will be plenty of weapons in evidence at the hundreds of display booths, but for convention security the firing pins must be removed…(read more)
This is completely and utterly wrong. In fact, anyone with a permit valid in Tennessee can “come armed with guns that actually shoot.” As the Tennesseean confirms:
The National Rifle Association and the Music City Center have confirmed that gun owners with the proper carry permits can bring their guns with them into the center during the association’s convention, which will be held there this weekend….(read more)
…Music City Center spokeswoman Mary Brette Clippard confirmed to The Tennessean on Tuesday afternoon that the NRA had no problem with gun owners with the proper gun permits bringing their weapons inside. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 24, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, History, Mediasphere | Tags: Annie Leibovitz, Elvis Presley, Graceland, media, Memphis, Photography, Rock and roll, Sun Studio, Television, Tennessee
Annie Leibovitz, Elvis Presley’s TV at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, 2011
Posted: July 21, 2014 Filed under: History, Law & Justice, Mediasphere | Tags: Clarence Darrow, Creation and evolution in public education, John T. Scopes, John Thomas Scopes, Library of Congress, Scopes Trial, Tennessee, William Jennings Bryan
On this day in 1925, a Tennessee high school science teacher, John Thomas Scopes, was found guilty for allegedly teaching evolution, which violated Tennessee state law. The Scopes Trial, known as the “Monkey Trial,” lasted only a week, but ignited conversation and debate over whether to teach Creation or Evolution in the classroom.
The court acquitted Scopes on a technicality but upheld the constitutionality of the state law which was eventually overturned in 1967.
[Explore American Experience’s timeline of the Scopes “Monkey” Trial]
Image: John Thomas Scopes, Library of Congress.
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Posted: April 25, 2014 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, U.S. News | Tags: Archer, Gawker, John Souther, Kingsport Tennessee, Prison, Prison officer, Tennessee
Andres Jauregui reports: Cops say a Tennessee teen who got arrested for driving with a suspended license on Monday had a surprise in store for police.
When a female corrections officer at Kingsport jail performed a search on 19-year-old Dallas Archer, she allegedly discovered an “unknown object” lodged in the young woman’s crotch. She alerted another female officer, who accompanied her during a further examination, according to documents obtained by the Smoking Gun.
The officers allegedly discovered a loaded, five-shot, four-inch .22 caliber mini-revolver concealed in Archer’s vagina. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 18, 2014 Filed under: Economics, Guns and Gadgets | Tags: Andrew Cuomo, Beretta, Bill Haslam, Connecticut, Magpul Industries, New York, Tennessee, Terry McAuliffe, Texas
Bob Grabowski (right) said his office is the first one complete at PTR Industries in the Cool Springs Business Park on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2013. PTR Industries is a gun manufacturing company that moved from Connecticut. Grabowski is also an Horry County councilman. Photo by Janet Blackmon Morgan / firstname.lastname@example.org
AWRHawkins reports: What started as a slow trickle when American Tactical Imports (ATI) and PTR moved from the northeast to South Carolina, has now become an all out surge with Magpul Industries leaving Colorado, Beretta leaving Maryland for Tennessee, and Remington acquiring a 500,000 square ft. facility in Alabama.
[See also: Work begins at Horry County’s first firearms manufacturer]
As Breitbart News previously reported, Governor Andrew Cuomo‘s (D) SAFE Act drove ATI from New York in October while Governor Dannel Malloy‘s (D) draconian gun control drove PTR from Connecticut in June.
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In early 2013 Magpul made it clear they were leaving Colorado if the state’s Democrat legislators passed a ban on “high capacity” magazines. The legislators passed the ban anyway, and on January 2, 2014 Breitbart News reported that Magpul was moving manufacturing to Wyoming and its corporate headquarters to Texas.
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Posted: February 16, 2014 Filed under: Global, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: Bill Nye, Blackburn, Marsha Blackburn, Meet the Press, Mike Pompeo, National Review, Tennessee, United States Environmental Protection Agency, United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Or..Not So Much. Anti-Science Bill Nye: ‘Big Oil’ To Blame For Climate Change Doubt
From this morning’s National Review Online:
Meet the Press hosted a discussion about climate change between Bill Nye of “Bill Nye the Science Guy” fame and representative Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican. During their conversation, Nye argued that Big Oil is responsible for doubt in climate change.
“This is unscientific, it is not logical,” he said. “It is a way, apparently, that the fossil fuel industry has dealt with our politics. And this is not good.”
[See also Climate Scientists Slam Obama Science Czar’s Incoherent Ramblings on Global Warming]
Representative Marsha Blackburn responded by arguing that warming is “very slight,” but that even if Nye’s arguments were all correct, that wouldn’t mean progressive policy proposals would fix the identified problems.
“Even director McCarthy from the EPA in answering questions from Congressman Pompeo before our committee said reaching all of the 26 U.S. goals is not going to have an impact globally,” Blackburn said. “And David, what we have to look at is the fact that you don’t make good laws, sustainable laws, when you’re making them on hypotheses or theories or unproven sciences.”
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Posted: December 12, 2013 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Politics | Tags: Child pornography, Daily Caller, Lamar Alexander, Loskarn, Tennessee, Thursday, Toronto Police Service, United States Postal Inspection Service
Alexis Levinson reports: Jesse Ryan Loskarn, the former chief of staff to Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, appeared in a Washington, D.C. federal court Thursday on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography.
Alexander fired Loskarn on Thursday after learning he was under investigation.
Loskarn — who goes by his middle name — was caught during a joint investigation between the Toronto Police Service and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service into a website that was selling DVDs and streaming movies, most of which “feature young nude boys.” Investigators found that Loskarn “made several purchases between November 2010 and March 2011,” according to the official complaint document.
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