On November 21, 2006, 92-year-old Kathryn Johnston of Atlanta suddenly found herself the victim of a home invasion. When several armed men burst into her home with no warning, she did the only sensible thing: She pulled a gun on them.
Three states have recorded a surge in the number of illegal alien drivers, The Associated Press reports. The reasons are that other states are cracking down on illegals, driving them to places where it is easy to get a drivers license.
The family and girlfriend of Omar Thornton, the black man who murdered eight at a beer distributorship in Hartford, Conn., before killing himself, rushed to the media after the mass murder to accuse the company of racism. That racism, they allege, led Thornton to snap, and the media ran with story as if to say the employees of the company deserved what they got.
The Associated Press noted in an exclusive report on August 6 that the CIA secretly moved four suspected high-level terrorist prisoners to the Guant�namo Bay Detention Camp on September 24, 2003, and then on March 27, 2004 — in anticipation of a Supreme Court ruling giving the detainees access to U.S. courts — moved the prisoners out of U.S. jurisdiction to the CIA’s "black sites," a name given to the spy agency’s secret overseas detention facilities.
John Galligan, attorney for Nidal Hasan is complaining to the press that his client is having difficulty finding a bank to cash his military paycheck. Nidal Hasan is still an active-duty major in the United States Army and as such he continues to draw his bi-weekly paycheck, the monthly total of which is reported to be about $6,000.
Just four days after the Supreme Court essentially struck down the City of Chicago’s draconian handgun ban as unconstitutional, the City Council unanimously approved a tough new gun-control regime — the strictest in the nation, actually. The new rules went into effect on July 12. But they are already being challenged in court.
Richard Stana, the Government Accounting Office’s (GAO) Director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues, testified before a congressional subcommittee on July 22 that “alien smuggling along the southwest border is an increasing threat to the security of the United States and Mexico as well as to the safety of both law enforcement and smuggled aliens.”
Following a 50-year low last year, the number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in the U.S. rose nearly 43 percent in the first six months of 2010, according to a recent report released by the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF). The group noted that if the trend continues, “2010 could end up being one of the deadliest years for U.S. law enforcement in two decades.”
Success or failure for a political lobbyist often comes down to access; without easy access to legislators, it is naturally much harder to apply the pressure to drive legislation in the desired direction. But lobbyists in Austin, Texas, may soon begin applying a variation on Chairman Mao’s saying, “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun” — albeit not in the way the Marxist dictator had in mind.
“And even if there were only one Communist in the State Department, that would still be one Communist too many.”
— Senator Joseph McCarthy, at the 1952 Republican National Convention