3 arrested as downtown Portland protests escalate into civil disturbance

I’m surprised the Portland Police actually arrested an of the protesters

Rival demonstrators clashed Saturday afternoon in downtown Portland, resulting in myriad injuries and three arrests.

Protesters from the left and right held separate demonstrations that eventually resulted in roving marches throughout the downtown core, halting traffic and public transit for much of the early afternoon amid the busy tourist season. Police declared a civil disturbance and unlawful assembly shortly after 3 p.m., and crowds dispersed before the afternoon concluded.

The demonstrations, which were mostly peaceful, started at about noon in Lownsdale and Pioneer Courthouse squares. Video of one skirmish, in which a local conservative writer was apparently attacked by a group of left-wing protesters, quickly spread across the internet.

At Lownsdale, a group opposing right-wing demonstrators pumped music and distributed vegan milkshakes. Meanwhile a separate, loosely organized demonstration by the #HimToo movement occurred at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Group members say they support men who have been falsely accused of rape.

Protesters from the competing factions converged near Pioneer Courthouse Square, leading to brief flashes of violence and pointed confrontations.

At one point, people in the crowd threw eggs and milkshakes at Portland police officers. Some milkshakes that were thrown may have contained “a substance similar to quick-drying cement,” police said. They also asked for people who witnessed violent assaults to email them. Protesters were also seen using bear and pepper spray.

Officers deployed pepper spray into the crowd near the Pioneer Courthouse Square at some point during the protests.

Police said they arrested three people during the course of the afternoon. Gage Halupowski, 23, was charged with second-degree assault and assault of a police officer, both felonies, as well as resisting arrest and interfering with a police officer. Maria DeHart, 23, was charged with second-degree disorderly conduct and harassment. James Stocks, 21, was charged with harassment.

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Today, for our friends of the Orthodox Christian Church, is Easter.

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη!
O γενναίος στρατιώτης θα επιστρέψει

If any man be devout and loveth God, let him enjoy this fair and radiant triumphal feast!
If any man be a wise servant, let him rejoicing enter into the joy of his Lord.
If any have laboured long in fasting, let him how receive his recompense.
If any have wrought from the first hour, let him today receive his just reward.
If any have come at the third hour, let him with thankfulness keep the feast.
If any have arrived at the sixth hour, let him have no misgivings; Because he shall in nowise be deprived therefore.
If any have delayed until the ninth hour, let him draw near, fearing nothing.
And if any have tarried even until the eleventh hour, let him, also, be not alarmed at his tardiness.For the Lord, who is jealous of his honour, will accept the last even as the first. He giveth rest unto him who cometh at the eleventh hour, even as unto him who hath wrought from the first hour.And He showeth mercy upon the last, and careth for the first; And to the one He giveth, and upon the other He bestoweth gifts. And He both accepteth the deeds, and welcometh the intention, and honoureth the acts and praises the offering.Wherefore, enter ye all into the joy of your Lord; Receive your reward, both the first, and likewise the second. You rich and poor together, hold high festival! You sober and you heedless, honour the day! Rejoice today, both you who have fasted and you who have disregarded the fast. The table is full-laden; feast ye all sumptuously. The calf is fatted; let no one go hungry away. Enjoy ye all the feast of faith: receive ye all the riches of loving-kindness.

Let no one bewail his poverty, for the universal Kingdom has been revealed. Let no one weep for his iniquities, for pardon has shown forth from the grave. Let no one fear death, for the Saviour’s death has set us free. He that was held prisoner of it has annihilated it.

By descending into Hell, He made Hell captive. He embittered it when it tasted of His flesh. And Isaiah, foretelling this, did cry: Hell, said he, was embittered when it encountered Thee in the lower regions.

It was embittered, for it was abolished. It was embittered, for it was mocked. It was embittered, for it was slain. It was embittered, for it was overthrown. It was embittered, for it was fettered in chains. It took a body, and met God face to face. It took earth, and encountered Heaven. It took that which was seen, and fell upon the unseen.

O Death, where is thy sting? O Hell, where is thy victory?

Christ is risen, and thou art overthrown! Christ is risen, and the demons are fallen! Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice! Christ is risen, and life reigns! Christ is risen, and not one dead remains in the grave. For Christ, being risen from the dead, is become the first-fruits of those who have fallen asleep.

To Him be glory and dominion unto ages of ages.
Amen.

Sorry folks. Been a bit under the weather. But, I’ll bet all the air has been sucked out of the news cycle with the release of the Mueller report anywho.

 

DEVELOPING….. French Media Confirms There Were NO CONSTRUCTION WORKERS at Notre Dame Cathedral at Time of Fire

Sunday shooting appears to be in self-defense

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) – A man is recovering in a hospital after being shot several times Sunday morning in Laurel. According to Laurel police, it appears the shooting was in self-defense.

Police Chief Tommy Cox said the shots were fired around 7 a.m. on Maplewood Drive. That’s where responding officers found a man suffering from several gunshot wounds. The man was rushed to South Central Regional Medical Center and was still there Monday receiving treatment, Cox said.

According to Cox, the shooter surrendered at the Laurel Police Department just a couple hours after the shooting. After interviewing witnesses and examining evidence, Cox said detectives determined the shooting was in self-defense.

The shooter was released after police discussed the incident with the district attorney’s office. Cox said the case will be sent to a grand jury for review.


Mom scares off suspected kidnapper with gun

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ) — UPDATE: 4/2/2019 @ 1:30 a.m.
A man is facing a felony charge of attempted abduction after he allegedly grabbed a 5-year-old girl at the Huntington Mall Monday evening.

Mohamed Fathy Hussein Zayan from Alexandria, Egypt, was arraigned at the Cabell County Courthouse late Monday night.

According to the criminal complaint, a mother was shopping with her daughter in the Old Navy store a little after 6 p.m. when the suspect approached them.

The complaint says the suspect “grabbed the child by the hair and attempted to pull her away,” and then the little girl “dropped to the floor with the male still pulling her away.”

Police say the mother then pulled out a handgun and told the suspect to let go of the child. The mother told police the man then let go of the girl and ran out of the store into the mall.

Police say a short time later, officers and mall security spotted the suspect walking near the food court, where he was taken into custody.


Man killed after pulling gun on security outside Nolensville Pike night club

Metro Police have identified the gunman fatally shot in an incident that took place at Bucanas Night Club late Saturday night.

Nelson Robles, 38, was escorted out of the club after he reportedly created a disturbance, according to a press release.

Security guards Isedro Lucio, 29, and Jelani Kimber, 41, were working outside the front door during the incident.

Robles continued to threaten security personnel outside.

He got into his vehicle and drove onto Nolensville Pike before returning shortly after.

Robles walked out of his vehicle and once again confronted Lucio and Kimber outside of the club.

According to a witness, Robles pulled out a handgun and pointed it at both security guards, who responded by drawing their weapons and firing, striking Robles who died at the scene shortly after.

No charges have been placed against Lucio and Kimber at this time.


Cartersville GA man charged with burglary after victim shot at him

A Cartersville man narrowly escaped injury — or even death — when a female homeowner shot at him after he’d entered her locked sun room and began going through her possessions before being arrested by police March 25.

Police responded to a 911 call from a woman on Lakeview Drive in Cartersville at 4:31 a.m. Monday, telling them a burglar was still in her home, according to the police report.

“[The victim] said that she shot at the subject one time and missed,” the police report stated. “Upon arrival, I made contact with the male suspect, Aaron Lee, who was standing in [the victim’s] sun room porch. I saw Aaron form outside the glass door and windows. Aaron appeared to be going through [her] belongings that she had on a table. I announced to Aaron that I was a deputy with the Sheriff’s office. I gave Aaron loud verbal commands at gun point to put his hands up and exit the residence slowly.”

Lee was then detained after backup arrived on scene.

“I asked Aaron what he was doing in the house,” the report stated. “I asked Aaron if he knew whose house it was and he said no. Aaron kept giving me incoherent answers to the questions I would ask. Aaron appeared to be intoxicated with some kind of drug.”

The victim told the deputy she had been asleep when she heard someone bang twice on the locked door to her sun room porch. She said after a third bang, the door came open and she saw a shadow.

“She immediately went to grab her firearm,” the report stated, adding the victim had told Lee to get out of the house “multiple times.”

After firing one shot at Lee, the victim hid in the hallway and waited for police to arrive. She told the deputy Lee mumbled something incoherent after the shot.

“I observed the bullet hole that had struck the door frame to the sun room,” the deputy wrote, adding the victim said the bullet caused about $200 worth of damage to home.

Lee was was charged with burglary-forced entry and transported to the Bartow County Detention Center without incident.

Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership Oppose New Hampshire Red Flag Bill

Protective Orders
Gun confiscation due to dangerousness must respect due process and principles of liberty.

A 2004 study by the U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Department of Education about school shootings indicates that 81% of the killers studied gave indication of their intent to at least one person and 59% signaled their intent to more than one. It would seem, then, that GVROs or ERPOs could prevent a large percentage of the recent mass murders.

When the interests of an individual and the rights of the collective come into conflict, the interests of the individual must take priority. This does not mean that society should let obvious risks have full access to firearms.

These laws cannot violate the principles of liberty and establish a dangerous “guilty until proven innocent” standard. They must respect the rights to equal treatment and against unreasonable search and seizure (4th amendment), the rights of the accused (6th), and the right to due process (5th and 14th). There must be substantial consequences for false accusations.
Download the detailed DRGO Position Statement on “DRGO on Firearm Confiscation due to Dangerousness” Researchhere

 

Liberty is not possible for an unarmed society.

Mike McDaniel has a great, piece up at his place. Go read it, here is a sample

Last week’s installment of this updated series asked a fundamental question: Do human beings have an unalienable right to self- defense? There is no question the founding fathers of our constitutional, representative republic believed they do, and they acknowledged–not created–that unalienable right in the Second Amendment. This was finally–in 2008 and 2010 respectively–affirmed in the Supreme Court’s decisions recognizing, for the first time in American history, that right: the Heller decision, and the McDonald decision,which applied the right to the states.

It is time to consider a second, related question:  DOES EVIL EXIST? 

Everyone who visits here knows I understand that evil does, indeed exist. Frankly, anyone that does not believe in the existence of evil is delusional at best.

 

FOR THE UTTER STUPIDITY OF OUR ENEMY, LET US THANK G-D

I was going to include this in next week’s alert newsletter, but it’s so monumentally moronic, it needs to be addressed here, too.

Seeking to ban ‘undetectable’ guns, Rep. Madeleine Dean proposes law
The current law “does not adequately address today’s technologies or security risks,” said Dean, who represents Montgomery County. “Today, we face a more pressing issue — firearms made entirely of plastic, or with so much plastic that they fall below the current law’s detection standard.”

“…with so much plastic that they fall below the current law’s detection standard.”

@RepDean actually did it. She filed a bill to make it illegal to violate the Undetectable Firearms Act (18 U.S.C. § 922(p)).

If the firearm doesn’t contain 3.7 ounces of steel, the maker has committed a felony. Ms. Dean’s bill would make it illegal to commit that felony.

If a plastic firearm doesn’t show up on airport x-ray, the maker has committed a felony. Ms. Dean’s bill would make it illegal to commit that felony.

To be sure of the latter, one could add barium sulfate to the plastic mix, but it really isn’t necessary. While this fact is apparently unknown to materials scientist Dean, doctors, nurses, veterinarians, parents, and anyone else who has had to deal with a child or pet who swallowed a plastic toy — heck, anyone who did a cursory web search of weird pictures — is well aware that yes, plastic shows up in x-rays.

I don’t have the bill number, much less the text. I’ve asked Rep. Dean for that information. But I think it’s fair enough to take her at her own word.

Trump The Disrupter Pivots Back To Trumpism – And The Establishment Freaks Out.

The Normals are the people whose sons and daughters do the vast majority for the dying of the hazy visions of the DC anointed, and they are tired of it. Make no mistake, they love General Mattis. He’s a hero. But they also see that he does not agree with the president and instead, he agrees with the establishment view, so they get why he had to go. He does not support what they, after 17 years of sacrificing blood and treasure, have elected Donald Trump to do. Note that they also respect the class he showed in articulating his views and departing instead being a petty mean girl like so many DC duds.

 

 

No charges filed against 74-year-old woman who fatally shot burglar

Burglar, Occupied house, ‘clear the shooting was self defense’
Who would think it wasn’t?

LEAVENWORTH, KS (KCTV) — Leavenworth County will not file charges against a 74-year-old woman who shot and killed a man as he broke into her home.

The district attorney says it’s clear the shooting was self defense.

The 74-year-old woman is recovering from a heart attack she suffered right after Saturday night’s ordeal.

The family of the suspect says drugs are to blame.

“She was protecting herself, and I’m not mad at her at all. I would have done the same thing. I think anybody would,” said Elvis Byrd who wasn’t surprised to hear what happened to his big brother, Ralph Byrd Jr. on Saturday night. “I’ve been saying for quite a while now that Ralph was either going to get himself shot stealing from somebody or he was going to OD on heroin.”

Elvis Byrd says his brother struggled with addiction for years, and nothing his family did to try and help worked.

The Truth About The Invasion Force Heading Toward Our Southern Border

While the Leftist establishment media has been trying to brainwash Americans into believing that the “caravan” of aliens who are threatening to cross our southern border illegally are doing so without organization or logistical support from traitors inside America, our friends independent investigative journalist Sara Carter, Nolan Peterson of the Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal and independent film maker Ami Horowitz have documented a starkly different story.

Peterson reported on a large group of aliens camped in Mexico City, the first and largest of five migrant “caravans” traversing the Mexico and headed north. Altogether, says Peterson, they comprise roughly 12,000 people, mainly from the three Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

In a scene not unlike when a coach rallies his players before a big game, Peterson reports organizers pressed the encircling migrants on the night of Nov. 7 not to give up on their “mission” to achieve the U.S. border.

“It’s your right to go to the U.S.,” Milton Benitez, a political analyst and sociologist who hosts the Honduran TV show “El Perro Amarillo,” implored the impassioned crowd.

“These caravans are very well orchestrated,” one Mexican official who asked not to be named told Peterson. “We’ve seen signals that there is money. The signals are different from the typical flow of migrants.”

Mr. Peterson reports that Benitez, the Honduran television personality, is also a member of Pueblo Sin Fronteras, or People Without Borders, according to Mexican news reports.

People Without Borders is a Chicago-based nonprofit that has organized multiple migrant caravans aimed at the U.S. border. The nonprofit notably organized a caravan of Central American migrants in April known as the Migrants’ Way of the Cross.

As we previously reported, the “caravan” is supported by the coalition CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project, which includes Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLIN), the American Immigration Council (AIC), the Refugee and Immigration Center for Education and Legal Services (RICELS) and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) – thus the acronym CARA.

It should be noted that there are deep ties between the Leftwing activists attacking the border and corporate and foundation sponsorship, as Pueblo Sin Fronteras has been recognized as a member of the National Day Laborer Network – a group affiliated with United for Justice and Peace, Caravan Against Fear and the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

Furthermore, as WND has reported, “At least three of the four groups are funded by George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.”

Neither ‘Capacity’ Nor ‘Power’ Distinguishes ‘Assault Weapons’ From Other Firearms

The New York Times continues to push the myth that there is something uniquely deadly about the guns Dianne Feinstein wants to ban.

Good to see this posted in more widely read venues.

In an editorial published the day after the shooting that killed 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday, The New York Times erroneously claimedthat so-called assault weapons like the Colt AR-15 rifle used in that attack are distinguished by their “high capacity.” In a news story posted yesterday, Times reporter Richard A. Oppel Jr. suggests that AR-15-style rifles are especially “powerful,” which also is not true.

Unlike, say, Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton, Oppel acknowledges that an AR-15, like any other semi-automatic, “fires one bullet at a time.” Still, he says, “it is a powerful weapon: light, easy to hold and to fire, with limited recoil, its bullets shooting out of the muzzle more than twice as fast as most handgun rounds.” The only part of that description that is related to “power” is the part about muzzle velocity, and here Oppel pulls the time-honored trick of comparing the rifles Dianne Feinstein hates with handguns instead of other rifles. Bullets fired from rifles generally move faster than bullets fired from pistols, mainly because a longer barrel gives them more room to accelerate. But that tells us nothing about the difference between the rifles Feinstein wants to ban—which are distinguished by features such as folding stocks, pistol grips, and barrel shrouds—and the ones she is willing to leave on the market.

If the comparison is limited to long guns, the .223-caliber round typically fired by AR-15-style rifles does have a relatively high muzzle velocity. But other cartridges, fired by guns that are not considered “assault weapons,” equal or surpass it. Furthermore, muzzle velocity is not the only factor in a bullet’s lethality; size also matters, and so-called assault weapons fire smaller rounds than many hunting rifles.

Oppel adds that “the standard AR-15 magazine holds 30 bullets and can be swapped out quickly, allowing a shooter to fire more than a hundred rounds in minutes.” The ability to accept “high-capacity” magazines does not distinguish “assault weapons” from other guns, and Oppel’s point about how quickly magazines can be switched undermines the argument that a 10-round limit would make mass shootings less deadly. In any case, any semi-automatic gun can fire “more than a hundred rounds in minutes,” which would require, at most, pulling the trigger about once per second.

The Times has been helping to perpetuate the myth that there is something uniquely deadly about “assault weapons” for decades. But it also has intermittently published articles pointing out that the distinctions drawn by politicians like Feinstein make little sense, or at least acknowledging that perspective. Critical readers, even if they had no other source of information about “assault weapons,” should be able to figure out that there is something fishy about the case for banning these guns. It’s too bad there are not more of those on the paper’s editorial board or reporting staff.

Names of Victims in Dallas County Double Homicide Released

Tunas MO, is a literally a rural wide spot in the road, about 45 miles Northeast of Springfield, that barely rates the post office it has. Just because you live out and away from the turbulent city is not a reason to consider that you’re safe from the hoodlums. At least from the reports they did their best to answer the crims with some of their own medicine.

TUNAS, Mo. — Yesterday, deputies were called to a home in Tunas, Missouri and found two homeowners dead outside their residence. Investigators say it appears the people interrupted a robbery and they engaged in a “gun battle” with the intruders.

The victims are Brandy and Joseph Allen.

You can call this tip line if you have any information: 417-383-5232. If you see the suspects, deputies say do not try to confront them.
(Personally I have something else in mind even though I’m not going to be out actively looking for whoever).

NY Times: Kagan ‘Follows Precedent’ by Not Offering Opinions, While Kavanaugh ‘Ducks Questions’

If proggies didn’t have double standards, they wouldn’t have any standards at all.

The New York Times employed dramatically different headlines for similar Supreme Court confirmation hearing answers from Elena Kagan in 2010 and Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday.

Then the solicitor general nominated to the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama, Kagan’s caginess on questions about her own views was covered with the headline, “Kagan Follows Precedent by Offering Few Opinions.” For Kavanaugh, asked about his views on whether President Donald Trump could be subpoenaed or if he could subvert the Russia investigation, the Times wrote, “Kavanaugh Ducks Questions on Presidential Powers and Subpoenas.”

White House spokesman Raj Shah wrote, “Double standard anyone?” in an email blasting the differences.

Head of commission investigating Parkland shooting says armed staffer could have stopped Nikolas Cruz.

Of course, thanks to the Broward  Coward County Sheriff’s Department all we had were some guys hiding out in the parking lot.

So what they’re saying here is a good guy with a gun could have stopped a bad guy with a gun, which is what we already know. But it’s good to see it coming from the head of the commission investigating the Parkland shooting.

Via Miami-based Patricia Mazzei, New York Times, quoting Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri who is heading the commission investigating the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS in Parkland, Fla.