Race and politics are dividing factors in far too many issues that are not primarily about race or politics. Police shootings are no exception. In fact — as the Chicago police shooting of 17 year old Laquan McDonald shows — police shootings are prime examples of race and politics being used to divide communities and blur the lines of truth that would otherwise be clear.
Concerns by some administrators and students about students being allowed to carry on campus is much ado about nothing: Crime will decline while carrying concealed becomes commonplace.
A background check, no matter how rigorous, would never have picked up Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Lewis Dear and kept him from purchasing and using a firearm.
Agendas were in full public display following the massacre of innocents at Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs. Nothing was mentioned about the massacre of countless unborn innocents there every week.
About 2,000 protesters descended on The Magnificent Mile — a major shopping area in Chicago — on Black Friday to protest the police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. The protest, which was largely peaceful, disrupted businesses on the biggest shopping day of the year. The most common slogans chanted by the protesters were, "13 months, 16 shots" and "Stop the cover up, 16 shots." There were demands for police reform and the "demilitarization" of the Chicago Police Department.
Exactly 400 days after Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times, killing him, Chicago police released a video of the shooting. On the same day, Tuesday, Cook County prosecutor Anita Alvarez also charged the police officer with first degree murder.
The criminals saw their opportunity and they took it. As this scam is exposed it may reach all the way to the top.
One question that has been hovering in the background of Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal is whether she allowed classified information to be viewed by anyone without proper clearance. On Wednesday, that question was moved to the forefront when the Senate Judiciary Chairman sent a letter to a former Clinton aide who sorted the e-mails for deletion. He wants to know whether that aide possessed the appropriate clearance to view the hundreds of e-mails which are now known to have been classified.
Officials at the Justice Department and certain regulatory agencies have turned their attention to the dietary supplements industry, filing multiple charges against numerous companies over false claims that they have made regarding their products. While the effort is rightfully being applauded by the public, as consumers have the right to know what is in the products they purchase, it highlights the double standard set for the supplement industry versus Big Pharma and companies like Monsanto.
Within hours of the shooting of Jamar Clark by Minnesota police early Sunday morning, revolutionary groups NAACP and Black Lives Matter had rounded up an estimated 300 people and sufficiently aroused them to block the highway. Every element was in place to turn an ordinary arrest into a cause célèbre, to promote distrust of local police and support for a national/federal police force. by Bob Adelmann
During her tenure as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton stored classified information on her unsecured, unauthorized, private e-mail server. Though she has steadfastly maintained that she "never sent or received any e-mail that was deemed classified, that was marked classified," the evidence says otherwise.