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802, 2022

Magic mushrooms, LSD, and Molly recovered during undercover sting…

… suspect arrested

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 8, 2022) – An undercover operation by the Murfreesboro Police Department Special Investigation Division Narcotics Unit resulted in the arrest of a Hermitage man for possession of illegal drugs and mushrooms.

Orville Alphonso McKinley, 46, is facing three charges for selling Schedule I narcotics.  He was taken into custody Thursday, Feb. 3 in the Walmart Neighborhood Market parking lot on Fortress Blvd.

Detectives seized one pound of psilocybin mushrooms, 65 doses of LSD, and approximately nine grams of Ecstasy, often referred to as Molly.

The investigation ongoing.

McKinley is being held on a $30,000 bond at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.  A hearing is set for March 28 in Rutherford County General Sessions Court.

802, 2022

America: Reject Your Milksop Politicians and Betrayers

Justin O. Smith

“This is no small thing, to restore a republic  after it has fallen into corruption. I have studied history for years and I cannot recall it ever happening. It may be that our task is impossible. Yet, if we do not try then how will we know it can’t be done? … The Founders’ Republic and the larger war for western civilization will be lost. — But … We will not go gently into that bloody collectivist good night. …”  ~ Mike Vanderboegh, December 1st 2008
America needs Her warriors to arise and fight for Her today, now, this very moment. She’s had enough weak-kneed feckless milksop politicians and backstabbers and betrayers to do Her for as long as Her land remains.
One can argue the hard law or its subtler nuances ’til they’re blue in the face on the election results of 2020, but nothing is more clear than the fact that numerous and assorted manners of criminal election fraud occurred in numerous counties and states across the land. The country even witnessed election officials, such a Pennsylvania’s Secretary of the Commonwealth, illegally change election law, just days before the election in a way that favored Biden, and similar and more egregious criminal acts unfolded in each swing state.
Now, the rift between President Donald Trump and Mike Pence over the election results has flared anew. Trump recently noted reasserted [on January 30th 2022] that Pence actually did have “the right to change the election results,” as he argued a thought-provoking, pertinent and valid point:
“If the Vice President had ‘absolutely no right’ to change the Presidential Election results in the Senate, despite fraud and many irregularities, how come the Democrats and RINO Republicans, like Wacky Susan Collins, are desperately trying to pass legislation that will not allow the Vice President to change the results of the election?”
On February 1st 2022, President Trump angrily exclaimed:
“So pathetic to watch the Unselect Committee of political hacks, liars, and traitors work so feverishly to alter the Electoral College Act so that a Vice President cannot ensure the honest results of the election. The Unselect Committee should be investigating why Nancy Pelosi did such a poor job of overseeing security and why Mike Pence did not send back the votes for recertification or approval, in that it has now been shown that he clearly had the right to do so!”
If you know me personally, or have followed my writing for very long, you already know that I’m not exactly a huge fan of President Trump for a good many reasons … BUT …
President Trump won eighteen of nineteen counties in the country that have historically ultimately had their election results align with the winner of the presidential election, and he won ninety-four percent of primary’s share of the votes. In contrast, Biden was soundly defeated in regions that typically reveal how well a candidate might do in the actual election, losing Iowa, Nevada and New Hampshire, while Kamala dropped out before the first vote was cast, after viewing the dismal reports on her viability and popularity as a candidate. Taken with the fact that Trump increased his vote numbers significantly from 2016 to 2020, the it’s more than probable that he actually did win the election.
‘National Election Fraud: Evidence of Chicanery During America’s 2020  Presidential Elections’ by Sam Jacobs appeared in several publications sometime after its initial release on November 13th 2020, and it detailed the massive voter fraud that had occurred. In part, he noted that 353 counties across twenty-nine states had turnout exceeding 100 percent of registered voters, with Vermont, Colorado, Alaska, Rhode Island, Maine, Maryland, Michigan and New Jersey exceeding 100 percent across the entire state. Whistleblowers were also coming forward to expose the backdating of ballots.
And the criminal election fraud schemes and chicanery story becomes even more convoluted and Machiavellian once one delves into all the corruption surrounding the Dominion Voting Systems and Scytl, a Spanish based organization that services and oversees election results for any country willing to hire them. Much of this was brought to light in November of 2020 by Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of True the Vote, in an interview with Breitbart News Daily and was further supported by Frank Gaffney, a former assistant Secretary of Defense and founder of the Center for Security Policy. The report noted that Scytl had been used in 980 U.S. jurisdictions and twenty-eight states.
As Gaffney later noted:
“I am personally convinced that the amount of fraud is vastly greater than anything we’ve seen so far, because … we’ve seen signs of it in at least one county in Michigan, and that is the fact that we have 28 states — including 10 of the swing states — that have had their vote counts tabulated in Barcelona, Spain, on servers and computer systems.”
Why are U.S. elections being tabulated by foreigners? That’s the million dollar question.
Jacobs also observed that tens of thousands of voters marked their ballots just for Joe Biden, with no votes cast for down ballot candidates. This was a concentrated 450,000 voters in a handful of swing states, such as Georgia, where a difference of only 818 votes existed between Trump and down-ticket Senate races. And the same irregularities popped up in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, Michigan and Wisconsin, where Biden allegedly surpassed Trump by anywhere from 42,000 to 115,000 votes, despite the down-ballot races suggesting otherwise. This reveals an incongruity and a statistical anomaly that most certainly is strong evidence of widespread fraud.
And who can ever forget that conservative Republican poll watchers were often outright banned from the polls in heavily Democratic Party dominated districts, or at best, barely allowed inside and made to stand many yards away in the distance?
It should be noted that Catherine Engelbrecht, a well prepared patriot, had a well-founded suspicion of what was afoot months before the November 2020 election. In her fight to ensure the integrity of the 2020 election, she sent a Freedom of Information request to Lance Meisenheimer, Union County Clerk [IL], on August 7th 2020, asking for all election tabulations and statistics regarding election resources and materials. Needless to say, he was less than helpful and seemed to have considered her request in a manner that was simply dishonest.
Most recently, the use of the mail-in ballots in the fraud has been highlighted in ‘2000 Mules’, a documentary film by Dinesh D’Souza. D’Souza declared:
“We tracked 2,000 mules making multiple ballot drops, leaving no fingerprints, snapping photos to get paid, a coordinated ring of illegal vote harvesting in all the key states where the election was decided.”
I mention all of this simply to highlight that at the time, there was enough real concern in many districts and states that illegal schemes and mechanisms had been utilized to steal the election, that those votes should not have been certified as “legal” or “legitimate” until a full investigation and audit had been conducted, by a team of men and women known to have the most impeccable character and integrity — studied people who would uncover the facts only, leaving the politics aside.
And finally, this brings me to the real story and the renewed uproar over whether or not Vice-President Mike Pence had the authority to “overturn the election”.
There isn’t one single person constitutionally authorized to overturn an election in the United States, and although Pence didn’t have that as an authority, he most certainly did have the duty to uphold the laws of the land, which most certainly includes states’ laws. Once it became apparent that the law had been violated to create an election environment certain to swing the election Biden’s way, just as seen in Pennsylvania, wherever any vile election fraud had been exposed, those places and their votes should have immediately been placed on hold, rather than to be sent on for certification.
Under the 12th Amendment, while it doesn’t specifically state the VP must check the legitimacy of each state’s electoral votes, it would seem only natural that this would be a part of the process. It’s purely asinine to suggest that the VP is to stand there and robotically make a straight count, whether those votes were gained legally or illegally. That the count is done publicly indicates the Founders’ intent this was to act as a check on fraud; and the VP’s responsibility of counting the votes is certainly and most assuredly inextricably intertwined with the burden of judging the legitimacy of those votes.
To constrain the VP to only count the votes, illegal or not, in and of itself would be to act in an unconstitutional manner, since he would necessarily be rewarding criminal acts. And furthermore, Congress cannot use legislation, i.e the Electoral Count Act, to dictate to any individual branch of government how it must execute it unique duties.
Pence could have just as easily decided to decide between the competing slates of electors chosen by state legislators and governors, or made a final decision on the contested votes.
If nothing else, when those illegally gained votes came before Pence to be counted on January 6th 2021, he most assuredly could have legally demanded that all the questioned votes in the seven swing states be returned to those states to be sorted out; he could have even cast them out altogether in Pennsylvania’s case, since the law had so obviously been violated. His sole job wasn’t merely to count the vote, treating the illegally gained electoral votes the same as legally cast votes.
Settling the contested 2020 election probably wouldn’t have been such a hard matter, if it hadn’t been Trump in the Oval Office, but so many from both sides of the aisle were bound and determined to remove him by hook and crook, and any way they could. The Court could have readily stepped in and settled it, just as they did in 2000 with the hanging chad controversy, but even though they were petitioned by President Donald J. Trump and his administration, which presented an abundance of facts and real evidence of criminal voter fraud, Chief Justice Roberts curled up like the coward he is, with his face in his skirts, and refused to even review the evidence, during one of the most critical times in American history, with the nation under a full blown assault from the Democratic Party Communists and their globalist allies.
Whatever the Court’s reasoning, they’ve only temporarily staved off the coming cataclysmic conflagration of civil war, as this growing tyranny under Biden and Marx Inc forges ahead with its anti-American, anti-Founding agenda. Even though Republicans have successfully checked his illiberal moves to some degree so far, without the needed election fix ensuring the integrity of the voting results, the stage is being set to keep the Democratic Party Communists in power for the rest of this century. And civil war is preferable for many American patriots rather than seeing their children and children’s children condemned to the cold chains of poverty and serfdom to a Socialist State.
“The evidence is so damning, what will the cowards who sat and did nothing about the stolen election say now? The way our votes were taken away is a disgrace to our Nation. It must be fixed.”  ~ President Donald J. Trump, still the current and only legitimate President of the United States
2409, 2021

COMMENTARY: Make America Inhospitable to Illegal Aliens

Justin O. Smith

The cut, dried and short of the matter remains that our U.S. borders are wide-open and it is in fact a direct result of the Joe Biden regime’s policies and inaction on the southern border. One doesn’t need to see a ream of statistics to understand this, since most of America has eyes to see, and anyone with half a brain knows that 15,000 illegal aliens  swarming across at one border section in Del Rio, Texas, largely comprised of Haitians, over a three day period and over a million five hundred thousand illegal alien apprehensions  this year to date is every bit an invasion as we will see in our lifetime, and it is being facilitated with the purpose and the intent of changing the face of America and destroying Her Founding.
America won’t be America for long if those charged with defending Her can’t do more than stand at the border and ask each illegal alien to “please don’t cross the border”. They traveled hundreds, sometimes thousands of miles, to get here and they were unconcerned about following any legally prescribed manner to become a U.S. resident or citizen, so it does require some significant barrier like an actual wall or armed agents with the ability to use their authority unrestrained to physically stop and return them back across the border, to apply for refugee status or legal entry if they wish.
Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), a real unhinged, ignorant piece of work, who evidently represents an equally ignorant and racist segment of America’s population, recently came unglued over a false report of mounted Border agents whipping back the illegals. In fact, they were simply running their horses up and down the border line, as they used a twirling rein technique to guide them, in an attempt to stop the flow of people and make them turn around at the crossing in Del Rio, Texas, where illegal aliens by the thousands were simply walking across the top of a small dam to get to the U.S. side of the border.
At best, Waters simply advanced a lie. She knew it was a lie, and yet she went with it, further exhibiting the lengths these anti-American Democrats will go to further divide and subvert America, in advancing their own miserable Marxist-Maoist and “we are the world” cosmopolitan U.N. agenda. At one point she exclaimed in exaggeration:
“What the hell are we doing here? What we witnessed takes us back hundreds of years. What we witnessed is worse than what we witnessed in slavery. Cowboys whipping black people, Haitians, into the water, when all they’re trying to do is escape violence in their country.”
Well, just how in the hell do we stop them, if we can’t impede their path to our soil? That’s the real point. They don’t really want to stop the illegals from crossing, and that’s what gives way to the Biden regime lie that the border is secure and under control. It’s definitely under control if “control” means opening the flood gates to the uneducated, poorly-skilled dregs of the Third World arriving for free stuff from Uncle Joe and creating a new small army of Leftist activists and Brown Shirts, similar to LaRaza and Pueblos Fronteras, and voters for the Democratic Party.
If this isn’t about building a base for the Democratic Party, in order for them to retain power, then why have they allowed hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens from areas in the Northern Triangle known to support Big Government solutions into the country without any real restrictions? Why have they immediately stopped and returned Cuban refugees fleeing real tyranny? Could it be that the U.S. Cuban population typically votes Republican?
The Biden administration has released over six hundred thousand illegal aliens into America this year, according to Bill Melugin, a reporter at Fox News, and they are simply being handed a Notice to Appear. Supposedly they are being tracked through a variety of methods, but no one should believe this regime has any intention of ever rounding them up to determine if they should be sent back to their country of origin. This is the same regime that promised to stay in Afghanistan until all Americans were evacuated, and yet, it abandoned thousands. And it is this lax scene on the border in conjunction with Biden’s early welcome mat and promise of U.S. benefits during his presidential campaign that will keep the hordes of illegals coming.
Women at Del Rio have only had to mention the possibility of being pregnant, and they automatically received a free pass. Some who actually were pregnant have been flown across the country to various hospitals to give birth to their new little anchor baby that will secure them a place in America from here on out, forever. This is something that absolutely one hundred percent needs to be ended. Babies born on U.S. soil to illegal aliens must not be given automatic U.S. citizenship.
At some point, we must make our country inhospitable to illegal aliens and make it impossible for them to work here, through strong laws with heavy consequences for employers who hire illegal aliens. And put people in place who will actually forcefully enforce those laws.
The Democrats have even recently attempted to sneak a blanket amnesty for eight million illegal aliens into the $3.5 trillion spending bill, but fortunately for America, Elizabeth MacDonough, the Senate Parliamentarian, blocked it from being entered and considered. In prior amnesty bills, most usually America saw supposed firm new requirements for illegal immigrants before they could receive green cards, along with strong border security measures to prevent the need for further amnesties; but this bill contained no attempt at any such balance, gave the Homeland Security Director great latitude in allowing anyone entry to America and offered a straight amnesty at a time of great upheaval on our southern border.
Depending on the poll one accesses, the number of Americans who oppose illegal immigration and support border security has hovered between 69.3 and 73 percent from 2014 to the present, if for a litany of varied and numerous expressed reasons. The American people have the political will to seal and safeguard our borders and our national security, but we lack leaders, and we are currently controlled by an illegitimate regime pursuing its own political agenda, regardless of what the people actually want and demand, as Press Secretary Jen Psaki and numerous other White House staffers posit one new lie after the next and run cover for Susan Rice, Biden’s director of the Domestic Policy Council, the real power and policy maker behind the scenes, who is a racist, a commie and the best friend to America’s enemies.
No matter how badly one might feel for the plight of those flocking to the border, we all really must ask the question: Why haven’t they previously applied to enter America legally long before now? When one asks this question one begins to understand just why this situation is so critical. They knew they had something in their background that would normally find them rejected.
Although race politics are being injected into this issue and we know Biden supports the anti-white, anti-American Critical Race Theory being taught in every sector of U.S. society, more than this, it simply comes down to his and his party’s desire to move the country into a complete and total authoritarian socialist model by drawing people heavily from countries where these sorts of ideologies currently flourish. By changing America’s demographics rapidly and nearly overnight, or so it seems, Biden and his regime will successfully disenfranchise many current voters and natural born Americans who have spent their entire lives in America.
I get sick of hearing how we’re “a nation of immigrants”. We are a nation that was colonized by our ancestors, and most of the Americans living here today were born here and have lived here all their lives, and while we find many new second and third generation Americans too, most of their parents were legal immigrants, who arrived through channels prescribed by U.S. law. And bringing in hordes of illegal aliens who will one day vote, lessens the political power of the real Americans, and most American patriots just aren’t willing to abide it, under any set of circumstances.
The bottom line? These illegal aliens are breaching our borders illegally at will. They were not invited here, at least not by the majority of Americans. They really aren’t welcome here, if all Americans one asks will speak honestly, and they actually haven’t any right whatsoever to be here. They must be sent back immediately at the border to wherever they came or to find their way to another country of their liking.
Bear in mind that many of the current Haitian “refugees” were actually living quite comfortably for many previous years in Chile. And now, ironically, the very few single men who have been deported are returning to a place they haven’t seen in years that was recently devastated by an earthquake and thrown into political turmoil by the assassination of its president.
This must not and cannot be allowed to continue, but the lunatics of the Biden regime have allowed hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens to enter the U.S. each month since taking office. The Biden regime is not following any law one can recognize, instead it is making up new rules on the fly to justify an uncontrolled massive influx of illegal aliens, largely without any real scrutiny or proper vetting process. Biden and his criminal cronies are violating U.S. law, because they can, and no one as of yet seems able or capable of stopping them, since they hold most of the power at the moment and too many willing activist judges are in their pocket just waiting to do their bidding, the very ones who repeatedly stymied President Trump’s real efforts to secure the border and stem the tide of illegal immigration.
Our entire border should be guarded by an electric fence up to certain points designated for legal crossing. Short of that, until such time a strong pro-America government is elected, if elections can be salvaged, it has been shown that the border can be fairly well secured through the proper application of manpower and technology, during the Trump administration. And this highlights the importance of ridding America of the Biden regime just as soon as humanly possible, for the sake of all Americans and the future of the country, in order that we may remain a free society.
And in the meantime, the Southern Border is wide open.
Joe Biden has broken every aspect of any social contract that may have existed between the federal government and the American people, and “the rule of law” actually no longer exists in this nation. In the absence of any true and actual enforcement of existing U.S. law, immigration law and otherwise, each individual has a legal, moral and righteous right to act as necessary to defend his property and life and the lives of his friends, family and community. This frees anyone who lives near these border areas and other Americans across the country, who hate the current abuse at the hands of Biden, to take their firearms to any and all areas of the southern border most in need, with or without the cooperation of sheriff’s departments and their state’s National Guard, and force these hordes of illegal aliens to stop and turn back to Mexico.
The Constitution isn’t a suicide pact and neither does it require any of us to sit back and be overrun by any invading force of foreigners while obeying “the law” that a damned illegitimate federally operated regime violates at will.
2607, 2021

Man takes own life after firing at officers

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A man took his own life after shooting at officers responding to a domestic disturbance call Saturday night, July 24. 

The incident happened at a duplex in the 1500 block of Old Lascassas Pike about 10:40 p.m.

Officers attempted to speak with David Gaither, 49, who his wife reported was acting belligerent and punching holes in the wall and doors. As officers entered the residence, Gaither exited a bedroom, pointed a handgun at one of the officers in the hallway, and pulled the trigger.  The pistol malfunctioned, and the officers retreated outside to safety. Gaither followed and fired two more shots at the officers in the front yard before closing the door and going back inside. 

The Murfreesboro Police Department Special Operation Unit (SOU) responded and attempted to get Gaither to come out. After a period with no response, the SOU breached the door around 4:30 a.m., Sunday, sent a robot in, and began to utilize gas to make the suspect exit.  Due to a lack of response, the SOU entered the residence and located Gaither in a bedroom with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

No officers discharged a weapon during the incident. 

An autopsy has been requested.

The incident remains under investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division.

The American Red Cross assisted neighbors with housing who were displaced due to the lengthy investigation.

1706, 2021

Police searching for suspect(s) in shooting, car fire death

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Detectives with the Murfreesboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division are searching for the suspect(s) who shot a woman, causing her vehicle to wreck and burst into flames on Monday, May 31.  Despite efforts from responding officers trying to save the woman from the burning vehicle, she died.
 
Officers responded to reports of a vehicle engulfed in flames in the back yard of a home in the 1600 block of Leaf Ave. around 11 p.m.  Two MPD officers used fire extinguishers to try and put out the fire, but it spread quickly.  The flames were too intense, and the officers were not able to get the woman out.
 
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department firefighters arrived shortly after and put out the fire.
 
Once the victim was removed from the driver’s seat, it was discovered she had been shot multiple times.  The victim sustained burns over her entire body.  She was pronounced dead at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
 
Police are still trying to identify the woman.
 
The medical examiner’s office will perform an autopsy to determine how she died.
 
There were two passengers in the vehicle but ran from the scene to escape continued gunfire.
 
MFRD Fire Marshal’s Office will be investigating the car fire.
 
If you know who is responsible, please contact Detective Julia Cox at
629-201-5514 or email tips to crimetips@murfreesborotn.gov.
2305, 2021

Police investigating three separate road rage incidents…

… drivers urged to be patient while driving

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department detectives are investigating three unrelated violent road rage incidents over the past several days, one with gunshots being fired at another vehicle.

Officers responded to a road rage incident that resulted in shots fired at the intersection of NW Broad Street and Thompson Lane around 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 14.

According to the preliminary investigation, the driver of a Mitsubishi Montero Sport reported a male driver of a late model gold Toyota Camry, with possible New York license plates, pointed a handgun and fired several shots.  The victim was attempted to merge onto NW Broad from I-840.  The victim’s SUV was struck two times.  There were no injuries.

Police are still looking for the driver of the gold Camry.

There was another road rage incident involving a firearm near Pitts Lane and Dejarnette Lane Monday, May 17 around 9:15 a.m.  A grandmother was following her daughter in different vehicle when another vehicle sped up cutting off the grandmother.  The granddaughter and the other driver exchanged words.  The driver of an Infiniti SUV, identified as Morgan Garrett, allegedly displayed a handgun and cocked it back.  Officer arrested later Garrett on Memorial Blvd.  She is facing aggravated assault charges.

Another unrelated road rage incident occurred near the 1500 block of Medical Center Pkwy shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday, May 16.

The preliminary investigation reveals the driver of a Volkswagen Jetta, Robin Eric Rosenblum, slowed down and refused to allow another driver to pass.  The driver of a Toyota Corolla eventually pulled beside the Jetta and yelled profanities, telling the driver to speed up.  Rosenblum attempted to run the Corolla off the road, forcing the other driver to stop.  Rosenblum exited his vehicle and assaulted the other driver.

Officers were able to locate both drivers on NW Broad Street a short time later.

Rosenblum was arrested for aggravated assault and reckless endangerment with a motor vehicle.

Approximately two grams of Marijuana was found in the passenger door panel of Rosenblum’s vehicle.

Rosenblum also faces a simple drug possession charge.

Rosenblum’s passenger, Tina Allen, was issued a misdemeanor citation for simple possession of Schedule VI drug.  She was not arrested.

“All of these road rage incidents occurred in high-traffic areas where drivers where attempting to merge or change lanes,” said Traffic Sergeant Greg Walker.  “Drivers need to be patient; it’s not worth risking harm or possibly your life.  You don’t know if the aggressive driver has a firearm or not.”

If you have seen the gold Toyota Camry with New York license plates in the first road rage incident, or can identify the driver, contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 615-893-2717 or email tips to crimetips@murfreesborotn.gov.

1805, 2021

Muslim Mob Screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ Attacks Jewish Man

…in Midtown Manhattan

BY ROBERT SPENCER

Given the ferocity of the far-left’s hatred of Israel and its increasing propensity for violence, this was perhaps inevitable: earlier this week in midtown Manhattan, right outside the New York Public Library, a Muslim mob screaming “Allahu akbar” violently assaulted a Jewish man, leaving him bleeding from a head wound. Posting video of the incident on Twitter, Times of Israel contributor Joshua Washington labeled it: “Attempted lynching of a Jewish man in New York.” Yet nothing is more certain in our morally confused age that the attackers went away thinking they were on the side of righteousness.

Another video of the incident that was posted on Rumble shows the mob that attacked the man screaming “Allahu akbar,” “F**k you, Zionist pig,” and “Palestine’s too strong for you.” Independent journalist Elad Eliahu reported that “According to one protester, a passer-by made really hateful comments towards free Palestine protesters which allegedly lead to one throwing a chair at this man as he was mobbed by others. He was eventually led into a store by an officer after being chased.” This is Bill de Blasio’s New York, and so it was no surprise that, as Eliahu noted, “According to sources the NYPD’s riot squad caught the protester who allegedly threw the chair, proceeded to not arrest and let him go.”

Of course they did. The left is on the side of the Palestinians, and so Palestinian protesters assaulting a Jew are going to have a hard time getting arrested in the far-left one-party oligarchy that New York City has become. We should just be grateful that de Blasio doesn’t give the chair-wielding thug the key to the city. After all, he and his comrades believe that the Palestinians are acting on a righteous cause.

The protesters who mobbed this Jewish man obviously believe that as well: their screams of “Allahu akbar” make that clear. “Allahu akbar” does not mean “God is great,” as the establishment media frequently claims, but “Allah is greater,” that is, the god of Islam is superior to the god of the infidels, or to any other infidel entity. It is a declaration of the victory and superiority of Islam, which is why jihad terrorists so often shout it. Its usage by the mob in New York City also underscores the fact that Palestinian activists tend to see the conflict in Islamic terms.

To read the rest of this story, please go to https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2021/05/14/muslim-mob-screaming-allahu-akbar-attacks-jewish-man-in-midtown-manhattan-n1447088

 

2503, 2021

What We Do Now, You and Me, Will Affect Eternity…

Geoffrey Jones
Days Gone By

It was cold and windy eight years ago at 4:45 when I began my morning walk to get my coffee. I kept singing a song under my breath, the lyrics of which had stuck in my mind and I found it made me feel a great deal warmer.

The song is one I found on YouTube and it’s by Pete Seeger and Lorre Wyatt. Its called “God’s counting on me, God’s counting on you.” I prefer the version they call the “Sloop mix” because it takes me back some years to when that effort to clean up the Hudson River was just starting and I was there to help out 

Anyway.. the song begins “When we look and we see, things are not what they should be, God’s counting on me, God’s counting on you.” Amen to that, I thought as the verses came back to me one by one, the next went “It’s time to turn things around, trickle up, not trickle down, God’s counting on me, God’s counting on you.:” (This reminded me of the history books where William Jennings Bryan said something like… “There are two ideas of government. There are those who believe that if you just legislate to make the well-to-do prosperous, that their prosperity will leak through on those below. Another idea has been that if you legislate to help make the masses prosperous their prosperity will find its way up and through every class that rests upon it.” That was a great quote, advocating the struggling middle class, and that speech caused Bryan to be nominated for President,  but I think the song goes even beyond economics and means a spiritual “trickle up” as much as anything.

The chorus all through the song is, “Hoping we’ll all pull through, hoping we’ll all pull through, hoping we’ll all pull through, me and you..”

“And when Drill baby drill turns to spill baby spill, God’s counting on me, God’s countin on you.” (of course a reference to the great oil spill of a few years back)

“Yes, there’s big problems to be solved, let’s get everyone involved, God’s counting on me, God’s counting on you.” “It’s what we have to do, I thought, only our combined efforts can really get things back on track..”

“Now don’t give up, don’t give in, working together, we all can win, God’s counting on me, God’s Counting on you.” (this has to be our effort.)

“What we do now, you and me, will affect eternity, God’s counting on me, God’s counting on you.”(there’s the crux of it)

“When we sing with younger folks, then we never give up hope, God’s counting on me, God’s Counting on you.” (this made me think of my children and grandchildren.) I was just finishing the song when I arrived at the diner. 

I had a nice visit with my friend Mongo and the rest at the diner and on my way back in the cold a good hearted fellow named David asked me if I needed a ride to get out of the wind… His act of kindness made the message of the song all the more real to me. 

” ..Working together, we all can win..” It was a great start to the day.

Appreciate comments  ld_byron37086@yahoo.com

303, 2021

Officers Earn Awards from U.S. Attorney

Sheriff’s Lt. Will Holton and Murfreesboro Police CID Sgt. Tommy Massey earned awards from U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for opioid investigation where one person died and several other people suffered major injuries. From left are Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh, Holton, Cochran, Massey and Murfreesboro Police Chief Michael Bowen.

Two officers who investigated a rash of opioid overdoses leading to one death and serious injuries to seven people earned awards from U.S. Attorney Don Cochran Wednesday.

Murfreesboro Police CID Sgt. Tommy Massey and Rutherford County Sheriff’s Lt. Will Holton received the U.S. Attorney’s Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement.

Massey and Holton’s work were instrumental in the conviction of eight people in federal court, the U.S. Attorney said.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda Klopf, who prosecuted the case, said the investigations by Massey and Holton were models for other law enforcement agencies.

“It’s a real tribute,” Cochran said.

Massey called Klopf the “MVP of the team,” adding her words were a nice recognition for the officers.

The detective he received a call in July 2016 of a death investigation and several overdoses throughout the day in Rutherford and Bedford counties.

One person overdosing and driving almost killed a woman and her daughter, he said.

Holton said he was notified of the overdoses leading to a long 72 hours of initial investigation with Rutherford County law enforcement agencies, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

“There was overdose after overdose after overdose,” Holton remembered.

In a news release, the U.S. Attorney’s Office reported law enforcement and medical personnel were overwhelmed by the wave of drug overdoses, causing the death of one person and the hospitalization of more than 20 others in July 2016 in Murfreesboro.

The overdoses were caused by counterfeit pills that appeared to contain Percocet, but in fact contained a deadly combination of fentanyl, alprazolam, and acetaminophen.

The year-long investigation revealed the pills were manufactured by Joedon Bradley and Eric Falkowski, using fentanyl they had imported from China and a pill press they bought from Amazon. The pill press allowed them to stamp the pills with “A333,” resembling prescription Percocets.

On July 5, 2016, Bradley sold about 300 of the counterfeit pills to Johnny Williams, who sold half to Jonathan Barrett. Bradley, Williams, and Barrett then sold the pills to various users, resulting in the overdoses. Even after Barrett learned some people he sold to had overdosed, and one possibly died, he sold the remainder of his pills.

After a three-week trial in April 2018, Bradley, Williams, and Barrett were convicted of conspiring to distribute fentanyl, the use of which caused the death of one individual, and the serious bodily injury to seven other victims. Five other defendants, including Eric Falkowski, pleaded guilty before trial.

As a result of the determined efforts of the officers on this team, the perpetrators of these egregious crimes were brought to justice with Bradley, Barrett and Williams receiving prison sentences of 30, 22, and 20 years respectively, and the other co-defendants receiving substantial sentences.

2901, 2021

Operation Lookout Results

Murfreesboro Police Officer David Spell and Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Joey Story monitor drivers on Medical Center Parkway during Operation Lookout.

Sixty-four drivers were cited for texting while driving and 40 drivers were cited for not wearing a seat belt during Operation Lookout Jan. 22.

The Rutherford County Traffic Safety Task Force sponsored the enforcement event to bring awareness to drivers who are distracted and not wearing seat belts, said Murfreesboro Police Capt. Cary Gensemer.

“Our goal is to save lives,” Gensemer said.

Murfreesboro Police, Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputies and Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers contacted 229 drivers during the seven-hour event.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Sgt. Shawn Boyd said officers issued 27 moving violations including speeding and DUI and non-moving violations such as texting and driving.

“This was a great combined enforcement effort,” Boyd said. “I might add not everyone was upset with us during the operation. Two kids brought doughnuts for everyone.”

Results of the operation include:

Speeding: 4DUI: 1

Disregard signal/sign: 8

Other moving violations: 13

Reckless driving: 1

Child restraint: 1

Driver’s license law: 19

Financial responsibility: 28

Other non-moving: 10

Violation of registration law: 16

Failing to wear a seat belt (adults): 40

Driving on a suspended license: 2

Texting while driving: 64