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Detroit Front Porch Shooting Case: Day 6 End-of-Day Wrap-Up

Posted by  ▪  July 31, 2014

While the defense’s 87-year-old forensics expert makes prosecution look silly, their firearms expert provides evidence-based rationale for McBride having broken Wafer’s screen door prior

Detroit Front Porch Shooting Case: Day 6 End-of-Day Wrap-Up

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7/31/2014 at 5:20pm
Well today continued to be a bad, bad day for the Prosecution in the Detroit trial of Theodore Wafer, charged with second degree murder for the shooting death of Renisha McBride on his front porch in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013.  The prosecution team seems to completely lose…
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No, Pat Roberts will not debate Dr. Milton Wolf contrary to prior promises

Posted by  ▪  July 31, 2014

No, Pat Roberts will not debate Dr. Milton Wolf contrary to prior promises

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7/31/2014 at 3:21pm
Milton Wolf is closing in the polls, although Pat Roberts still has a sizable double digit lead. But in a primary, particularly a closed primary, momentum and turnout can be everything, and that has Roberts supporters worried. The Kansas political machine remembers Mississippi, and how close that came to a challenger who supposedly…
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Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 6 Mid-Day Wrap-Up

Posted by  ▪  July 31, 2014

Direct of defense forensics expert supports narrative of McBride forcefully banging on Wafer’s door; State’s cross-examination seems stumbling, weak, and counterproductive to narrative of guilt.

Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 6 Mid-Day Wrap-Up

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7/31/2014 at 1:20pm
Welcome, all to the morning of the 6th day of the Michigan front porch shooting case, in which homeowner Theodore Wafer is up on second degree murder charges for the shooting death of an extraordinarily intoxicated and likely concussed Renisha McBride on his front porch ~4:00 AM on November 2, 2013. Continued…
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NY Magazine’s contribution to the propaganda war against Israel

Posted by  ▪  July 31, 2014

Shoddy journalism and headline writing about the involvement of Hamas in the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens.

NY Magazine’s contribution to the propaganda war against Israel

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7/31/2014 at 11:15am
In the current Gaza war, there are many falsehoods and deceptions being perpetrated against Israel by the media. One can understand how reporters in Gaza shape and shade their reporting for fear of Hamas retaliation. But how to explain the headline to an article by Katie Zavadski at New York Magazine declaring definitively that…
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Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds collective bargaining reform law “in its entirety”

Posted by  ▪  July 31, 2014

Huge victory for Scott Walker, and defeat for public sector unions.

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds collective bargaining reform law “in its entirety”

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7/31/2014 at 8:44am
The decision was just posted here. Also embedded at bottom of post. The collective bargaining law was passed in early 2011, and led to protests, and even a takeover of the State Capitol building. For Wisconsin, the union pushback was a long, strange trip, as we documented exhaustively: Police insurrections.  Palace guards. …
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Obama says “so sue me” – House Republicans say “okay”

Posted by  ▪  July 31, 2014

House Republicans have taken the first step to allow Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to sue Barack Obama on behalf of Congress.

Obama says “so sue me” – House Republicans say “okay”

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7/31/2014 at 8:35am
Today, the House initiated an effort to retaliate against President Obama for his failure to enforce the law. The Resolution, spearheaded by John Boehner (R-OH), would give the Speaker of the House the authority to bring legal action accusing the Administration of using Executive Orders as an end-run around Congress. Via…
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Branco Cartoon – Crash of Civilization

Posted by  ▪  July 31, 2014

Branco Cartoon – Crash of Civilization

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7/31/2014 at 7:00am
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UN Official admits Hamas firing rockets “from the vicinity of UN facilities”

Posted by  ▪  July 30, 2014

and residential areas.

UN Official admits Hamas firing rockets “from the vicinity of UN facilities”

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7/30/2014 at 10:04pm
What we already knew, but some UNRWA officials have pretended doesn’t happen. Puts in context how some UN facilities and civilians are hit either by misfired Hamas or Islamic Jihad rockets or Israeli return fire. Via Hillel Neuer of UN Watch, here’s the description of the video clip (Google translate): Published on Jul 30,…
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Detroit Front Porch Shooting Case: Day 5 End-of-Day Wrap-Up

Posted by  ▪  July 30, 2014

The State rests, the defense motion for not guilty is denied, and defense’s first expert witness forensic pathologist begins to shore up the reasonableness of Wafer’s conduct that fatal night

Detroit Front Porch Shooting Case: Day 5 End-of-Day Wrap-Up

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7/30/2014 at 9:20pm
So we find ourselves at the end-of-day wrap-up for day 5 of the murder trial of Theodor Wafer for the shooting death of Renisha McBride on his Detroit front porch in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013.  This afternoon the State would rest with its final witness, Medical Examiner…
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Lois Lerner can spell, but she’s still an …

Posted by  ▪  July 30, 2014

Lerner called conservatives “whackos” and “a**holes”

Lois Lerner can spell, but she’s still an …

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7/30/2014 at 6:55pm
Shocking new emails released today by U.S. Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee shows Ms. Lerner’s mistreatment of conservative groups was driven by her ‘personal hostility toward conservatives.’ The November 9, 2012 email exchange with an unnamed colleague – the person’s name was redacted in the…
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Reacting to amnesty

Posted by  ▪  July 30, 2014

There’s a reason Congress hasn’t done much about it.

Reacting to amnesty

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7/30/2014 at 5:07pm
Congress been mulling over some sort of amnesty plan for illegal immigrants for a very long time, whether it’s been called “amnesty” or whether euphemisms are used to substitute for the word. But there’s a reason Congress hasn’t done much about it, and that’s because the American people don’t want…
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Democrat Scott Peters plays the “Tea Party card” on opponent (#CA52)

Posted by  ▪  July 30, 2014

Carl DeMaio has a real opportunity to flip this seat into the Republican camp

Democrat Scott Peters plays the “Tea Party card” on opponent (#CA52)

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7/30/2014 at 3:44pm
The Morning Insurrection newsletter reminded me that today would be a great day to take a look at the state of the congressional race in my district (CA-52), which is pitting Democratic incumbent Scott Peters against a former city council-member and veteran GOP campaigner Carl DeMaio. We have covered this race before:…
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Detroit Front Porch Shooting Case: Day 5 Mid-Day Wrap-Up

Posted by  ▪  July 30, 2014

Detective suggests Wafer should have shot purported “second attacker;” defense pounds on evidence collection and analysis; Medical examiner on direct examination

Detroit Front Porch Shooting Case: Day 5 Mid-Day Wrap-Up

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7/30/2014 at 1:50pm
We’re back for day 5 of the second degree murder trial of Theodore Wafer in the shooting death of Renisha McBride on his front porch in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013. As has been the case since mid-day of day 1, Judge Hathaway still refuses the trial to…
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BREAKING: New Jersey “Road Rage Cop” Acquitted in Maryland Murder Trial

Posted by  ▪  July 30, 2014

NJ Police Officer Joseph Walker acquitted in the murder of MD-native Joseph Harvey Jr.

BREAKING: New Jersey “Road Rage Cop” Acquitted in Maryland Murder Trial

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7/30/2014 at 12:52pm
Just breaking in the last few minutes, NJ police officer Joseph Walker, tried on charges of  first degree murder in the road-rage shooting of Joseph Harvey Jr., has been acquitted. Not many details yet, so we’ll just share the news as provided by Hudson News 12 New Jersey, Hudson County Detective Joseph Walker…
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More sanctions dropped on Russia over Ukraine

Posted by  ▪  July 30, 2014

Western governments try to hit Putin’s pocketbook in wake of shoot down of Malaysia Airlines plane.

More sanctions dropped on Russia over Ukraine

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7/30/2014 at 12:00pm
In another of his frequent ‘announcement drops’ before entering Marine One, President Obama yesterday declared that the United States and the European Union had agreed to a new round of sanctions against Russia. These new sanctions come within two weeks of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 being shot from the sky…
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NLRB goes after McDonald’s and franchise systems everywhere

Posted by  ▪  July 30, 2014

National Labor Relations Board disregards contract law in seeking to hold McDonald’s liable for individual franchisee employment conduct.

NLRB goes after McDonald’s and franchise systems everywhere

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7/30/2014 at 10:25am
Labor unions have struggled over the past few years to gain a hold on the fast food industry, but a recent advisory opinion by the NLRB may have cracked the door for union organizers trying to breach the corporate-franchisee relationship. On Tuesday, the NLRB’s General Counsel declared that McDonald’s as a…
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ICYMI: It is Possible to Defame Jesse Ventura

Posted by  ▪  July 30, 2014

“The Body” reigns victorious over “American Sniper” Chris Kyle’s widow.

ICYMI: It is Possible to Defame Jesse Ventura

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7/30/2014 at 8:56am
A long legal battle ended Tuesday as federal jury awarded former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura over a million dollars in damages in his defamation lawsuit against the widow of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle. Ventura sued widow Tara Kyle over her husband Chris Kyle’s depiction of Ventura’s participation in a 2006 bar…
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