Speaking during an interview with the BBC conducted in Moscow on October 5, former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden said that he has offered to go to prison “many times” if the U.S. government would offer him a plea deal that would allow him to return home. However, he is still waiting for the government to respond to his overtures.
New York, Atlanta, Denver, and Minneapolis have joined the Justice Department's Strong Cities Network, an initiative administered by a European think-tank targeting "right-wing extremists."
The Oregon shooter exhibited familiar symptoms before going on his rampage last week, symptoms that tend to show he was immature, lonely, and desperate for revenge.
Using deeply misleading rhetoric, Obama wasted no time in exploiting the tragic Oregon terrorist attack on Christian students, forcibly disarmed in yet another infamous “gun-free zone,” to push for even more unconstitutional restrictions on the rights of Americans to keep and bear arms. In a speech that was regurgitated by establishment media outlets across America, Obama claimed that the United States was “the only advanced country on Earth that sees these kinds of mass shootings every few months.” In the real world, if population size is taken into account, America is not even close to the top when considering the number of fatalities in mass shootings per capita — with multiple nations having ultra-strict gun control ranking far higher than the United States. Indeed, among advanced OECD countries, America does not even rank in the top five, official data show.
Gun controls don't curb criminal behavior, even the latest one enacted by Oregon just weeks before the community college shooting in Roseburg.
Anti-gunners were only too happy to turn Thursday's shooting into a platform to promote their anti-gun agenda, despite the fact that the school where the tragedy occurred has a policy of no guns on campus.
Last month, North Dakota became the first state to legalize the use of armed drones by police in what the United Kingdom’s Independent dubbed as a “classic case of unintended consequences.” The law’s failure to define specifically which weapons are permitted on the drones leaves room for potentially dangerous weapons to be allowed, fueling concerns about the increased militarization of America’s police.
New revelations in the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal are damning to her claims that she "never sent or received any e-mail that was deemed classified, that was marked classified." A new intelligence review by the CIA confirms that at least two e-mails have already been found that did contain information that was highly classified.
Last week a police officer was surrounded by a large, angry crowd and attacked. Some in the crowd were heard saying, "We need to start killing these officers." The situation could easily have ended badly. The officer involved could be dead, as well as several in the crowd. It could have been another front page news story. Instead, the officer — and the other officers who arrived to provide backup during the ordeal — managed to diffuse the situation and arrest the two people who had assaulted the officer.