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Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2014

With Cyber Insurrection and Author Quick Hits content available only in the newsletter.

SIGN UP AT THIS LINK So much content to offer, so little space on the website to do so without overly complicating the layout. That’s why starting Monday, July 28, we will initiate the Morning Insurrection newsletter. The newsletter will highlight select Legal Insurrection and College Insurrection posts, but also will provide content…
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Theodore Wafer AP

Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 2 Mid-Day Wrap-Up

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2014

Law enforcement testimony suggests Wafer’s firing of the shotgun may have been unintentional, undercutting a legal defense of self-defense.

The State’s case against Wafer proceeded through several more witnesses today, including additional officers on scene as well as dash-cam video from a “Scout” patrol car, witnesses to McBride’s single-vehicle car crash some hours before the shooting, and the 911 dispatcher who took Wafer’s call. To me the most relevant bits of…
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Gaza War: Flights resume to Ben-Gurion, more tunnel war and casualties (Live Updates)

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2014

FAA reversal, UNHRC mischief, WaPo: disarm Hamas

Live Video and Twitter feed at bottom of post Five more Israeli soldiers have been killed over the past two days. https://twitter.com/IsraelHatzolah/status/491978983651545088 Last night the FAA lifted its restriction on American airlines flying to Ben Gurion Airport. The FAA has lifted its restrictions on U.S. airline flights into and out of Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport…
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Miami anti-Israel rally: “Jews, remember Khaybar, the army of Muhammad is returning”

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2014

“Khaybar, Khaybar ya yahud”

The chant “Khaybar, Khaybar ya yahud” celebrates Muslim victory over the Jews, as this article from the Jerusalem Post in 2013 explains: Arab TV satellite channels are airing a series this year called Khaybar, referring to the Muslim massacre of the Jews of the town of that name in northwestern Arabia in…
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Medal Of Honor recipient rings bell at NYSE – and then breaks the gavel

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2014

While visiting the NYSE to ring the closing bell Wednesday, Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts seemed surprised as he then accidentally broke the gavel.

Former Army staff sergeant Ryan Pitts was awarded the Medal of Honor on Monday. In a White House ceremony, President Obama commended Pitts for “the humility and the loyalty that define America’s men and women in uniform.” Pitts helped defend his outpost in July 2008 as it came under attack from…
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Bumper Sticker - NYC - Republicans for Obama

Troll

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2014

Republicans for Who?

Dear Professor Jacobson: While walking in Chelsea (NYC, not London) last Sunday, I came upon a Volvo with a bumper sticker proclaiming “Republicans for Obama.” The Republicans have a big tent, from religious, social conservatives to libertarians, but I have a hard time believing any Republican could be this stupid. Thank you so much,…
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Lois Lerner House Hearing 3-5-2014

As the hard drive turns: Lois Lerner’s on again, off again, scratchy

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2014

New information suggests Lois Lerner’s infamous hard drive may be recoverable after all

Lois Lerner has become the personification of the IRS targeting scandal. Which brings us to her infamous hard drive crash. Recall that the new IRS Commissioner first told Congress that all of Lerner’s emails were recoverable and would be provided to investigating committees. Sharyl Attkisson has a nice rundown of this explanation. Friday’s…
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Theodore Wafer AP

Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 1 End-of-Day Wrap-Up

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2014

Afternoon witnesses were Carmen Beasley, who interacted with McBride at crash site, and LEO Ruben Gonzalez, who was among first responders at shooting scene.

This afternoon I was helpfully directed to a live video stream of the Wafer trial, suggesting the streaming of the trial is not explicitly prohibited, as I had been led to believe Unfortunately the feed was of such low quality it was effectively useless. It seems even the provider recognized this,…
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Max Steinberg Israeli Lone Soldier

Slate Editor takes her childhood Zionist regrets out on dead Israeli “lone soldier”

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2014

Sometimes it’s better to say nothing at all.

Allison Benedikt regrets her Zionist upbringing, and pro-Israeli Jews, so much so that in 2011 she wrote a curious self-absorbed analysis of her journey, and how she went from proud Zionist youth to being disgusted with Israel, Life After Zionist Summer Camp, including some awkward personal details: John [Cook, formerly…
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Montana Sen. John Walsh (D) has a problem

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2014

Skeleton comes out of the closet.

Democrats had high hopes of holding the Senate seat in Montana after Max Baucus resigned to become U.S. Ambassador to China. Emphasis on past tense, “had”. The NY Times reports, Montana Democrat’s Thesis Presented Others’ Work as His Own: Democrats were thrilled when John Walsh of Montana was appointed to the United States Senate…
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Theodore Wafer AP

Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 1 Mid-Day Wrap-Up

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2014

Today began the 2nd degree murder trial of Theodore Wafer for the shooting death of Renisha McBride on his Detroit front porch.

By order of trial judge Dana Hathaway there is no live streaming of the second degree murder trial of Theodore Wafer, the Detroit man who shot and killed Renisha McBride, a young black woman who was on his front porch in the early morning hours of November 15, 2013. The defense claims…
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France’s Jews Fled As Rioters Burned Shops To Chants Of ‘Gas The Jews’

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2014

and yes, broken glass littered the streets

While I had seen the images and videos, I did not realize the depth of the depravity exhibited in the anti-Jewish riots in Paris. HuffPo UK reports, France’s Jews Flee As Rioters Burn Paris Shops, Attack Synagogue: France’s politicians and community leaders have criticised the “intolerable” violence against Paris’ Jewish community,…
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Hobart and William Smith Colleges Aerial View

Will Hobart College continue to allow anti-Israel faculty boycott group HQ on campus?

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2014

The anti-Israel academic boycott by African Literature Association violates Hobart’s anti-discrimination policies.

The anti-Israel academic boycott movement has been under the radar the past month, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been working to destroy academic freedom where it can. Two small academic groups recently were added to the short list of academic professional organizations boycotting Israel. The Critical Ethnic Studies Association recently endorsed the…
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Hot Car Death Case: Police description of video surveillance challenged

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2014

Atlanta Journal-Constitution reviewed video surveillance and noted discrepancies between what they viewed and what was described in police detective’s testimony.

It was less than three weeks ago when Cobb County, Georgia police detective Phil Stoddard sat on the witness stand in the probable cause hearing in the case of Justin Ross Harris, the Georgia dad who stands accused of leaving his son to die in a hot car in June. Stoddard provided…
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Hope is gone, progressives feel …

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2014

Betrayed

Hello I want to let you know that this photo was shot by me in Oakland, CA last night. You may publish without my name or email please (for privacy purposes). I am glad you like it ! Best, xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 
Col. Rasan Alian, commander of the Golani Brigade IDF

Gaza war – Decisive 48 hours? Live Updates and Video

Posted by  ▪  July 22, 2014

Will cancellation of flights into Ben-Gurion Airport lead to increased military firepower, or diplomatic solution?

Given the cancellation of flights into and out of Ben-Gurion Int’l Airport at the urging of the FAA backed up by the White House, many are predicting it’s likely that the next day or two will be decisive — either militarily or diplomatically. Anshel Pfeffer at Haaretz writes that the airport shutdown…
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Defendant NJ LEO Joseph Walker

Attorney for Road Rage Cop Argues Defense of Self, Family in Opening Statement

Posted by  ▪  July 22, 2014

Judge today also imposes gag order on the attorney in trial of Joseph Walker in the killing of Joseph Harmey Jr.

Today marked the start of the case in chief of Joseph Walker, the New Jersey police officer charged with first degree murder by the state of Maryland in the road-side shooting of Maryland native Joseph Harvey. There is no television coverage of the trial itself, and the lawyers have been issued…
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