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Report: Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Black Boxes Show Missile Strike

Posted by  ▪  July 29, 2014

Dutch investigators still having trouble reaching crash scene

British and American media are reporting that Ukrainian government officials have seen data from the say the downed Malaysia Airlines’ black box recorders. According to these officials, the airliner suffered an explosive loss of pressure after it was punctured by multiple pieces of shrapnel from a missile. From the BBC: They…
3 votes, 1.67 avg. rating (47% score)
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Michelle Nunn’s Campaign Plan is “Confidential, Proprietary,” and 100% on the Internet

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2014

…oops? Really bad optics of how campaign sausage is made.

Every campaign makes strategic mistakes, but it’s not often that a high profile campaign’s biggest mistake is that it publishes its own “eyes only” strategy plan. National Review reported today that back in December, Michelle Nunn’s campaign made the mistake of publicly posting on the internet their comprehensive campaign strategy for…
5 votes, 4.20 avg. rating (85% score)
Jennifer Rizk, Michigan State Police

Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 3 End-of-Day Wrap-Up

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2014

Four evidence technicians/scientists describe how forensics evidence was collected and analyzed by law enforcement from Wafer’s home.

Today continues with the third day of the murder trial of Theodore Wafer in the Detroit front porch shooting death of Renisha McBride.  We covered this morning’s testimony here: Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 3 Mid-Day Wrap-Up Witnesses this afternoon included: Cyndi Maxwell, Dearborn Police Corporal, Fingerprint Collection Jennifer Rizk, Michigan State Police, Fingerprint…
3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)
Romney Obama Russia Debate

Mitt? Mitt?

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2014

If only the nation could go back in time, it would choose Mitt Romney.

CNN released a poll over the weekend that showed if the 2012 election were held today, Mitt Romney would beat Barack Obama… easily. According to the poll, if the 2012 election were somehow held again, Romney would capture 53% of the popular vote, with the President at 44%. Obama beat Romney 51%-47%…
7 votes, 4.57 avg. rating (91% score)
Theodore Wafer

Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 3 Mid-Day Wrap-Up

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2014

Wafer neighbor hears outside noises prior to gun shot; ATF cell phone expert maps out locations of McBride’s cell phone up to her crash

Today continues with the third day of the murder trial of Theodore Wafer in the Detroit front porch shooting death of Renisha McBride.  We covered days two and one here (presented in reverse chronological order): Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 2 End-of-Day Wrap-Up Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 2 Mid-Day Wrap-Up Detroit…
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Gaza war: Not much of a ceasefire (Live Updates and Video)

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2014

Islamic Jihad misfired long range rocket reportedly hits Gaza’s main hospital.

Live Video and Twitter feed at bottom of post Last night the United Nations Security Council issued a Presidential Statement (less than a Resolution) demanding an immediate Gaza ceasefire. Hamas kept firing missiles, and Israel now is responding. Israel has rejected a ceasefire that does not include security guarantees. A devastating critique of…
4 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (74% score)
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Did you get your Morning Insurrection?

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2014

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If you signed up, you should have received your first email of the new Morning Insurrection newsletter. If you signed up but did not receive it, check your spam folder just in case (and designate it as non-spam so you don’t have future problems). [You can contact me here…
5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
LI #14 AF Branco

An Interview with Legal Insurrection’s A.F. Branco

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2014

Cartoonist who captures politics.

Legal Insurrection is truly fortunate to be able to feature the amazing work of talented political cartoonist, A.F. Branco! I have always been a big fan of political cartoons.  In fact, two years ago, I taught my son’s class about the history of political cartoons, and had them each create one…
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)
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Branco Cartoon – Cease and Desist

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2014
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8 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (99% score)
NJ cop Joseph Walker (r) and wife (l)

Accused NJ Cop Takes the Stand in MD Road-rage Killing

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2014

Walker testified he did not attempt to retreat because “I had a split second to make a decision.”

Joseph Walker, the New Jersey police officer who shot and killed Joseph Harvey Jr. in a Maryland road-rage incident, took the stand this past Friday to testify in his own defense over a 90 minute period, reports The Baltimore Sun.  Walker is charged with first degree murder in the case, and if…
5 votes, 3.40 avg. rating (71% score)
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Anti-Semitism on open display in the name of anti-Zionism

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2014

Remembering Christopher Hitchens admonition: Anti-Semitism “is to be regarded not as the enemy of the Jewish people,… but as the common enemy of humanity and of civilization”

Margie in Tel Aviv called attention today to a Christopher Hitchen’s quote. I had not heard that before, so I looked it up, here is the clip, from 2010 (transcription): “And I’ll close by saying this. Because anti-Semitism is the godfather of racism and the gateway to tyranny and fascism and war, it…
4 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (90% score)
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Corporate tax “patriotism” mandate moves into high gear

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2014

Paying higher taxes is “economic patriotism.”

We previously reported on the Newest Obama Admin Mandate: Corporate Tax Patriotism. That “patriotism” push is moving into high gear, as Jeff Mason of Reuters reports: Obama rails against corporate maneuver to evade U.S. taxes U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday hammered U.S. companies that avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas…
5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (98% score)
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Ukraine President Pleads For Help from U.S.

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2014

U.S. releases evidence of direct Russian military involvement in eastern Ukraine

Ten days after Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot from the skies over Ukraine, the situation on the ground in Ukraine has gotten worse. U.S. officials released satellite images today showing proof that Russian forces have been shelling eastern Ukraine from the Russian side of the border. The U.S. Office of the…
3 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (82% score)
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U.S. Personnel Evacuate Libya — Again

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2014

Anti-government militias have damaged Tripoli Airport — which is close to the United States Embassy compound

Add Libya to the list of places around the world that are on fire. Over the weekend, U.S. embassy personnel — including the U.S. Ambassador — were quickly evacuated from the country amidst growing instability caused by militias battling the Libyan government. Heavy clashes in Libya between army troops loy…
3 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (87% score)