Posts tagged terrorism
2:29 am - Thu, Aug 23, 2012
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New Hampshire Sheriff Candidate Says He’s Willing to Use Deadly Force to Stop Abortions

bebinn:

Republican candidate for Hillsborough County Sheriff, Frank Szabo, said today that he would arrest any doctor performing elective abortions in his jurisdiction. Further, he wouldn’t be opposed to using deadly force:

“I would respond specifically by saying that if someone is under threat, a full-grown human being, if they’re under threat, what should the sheriff do? Everything in their power to prevent them from being harmed,” he said.

When pressed about what he would do if he learned that a doctor was about to perform an elective abortion, Szabo replied he would do what it took to prevent that from happening.

“Absolutely,” he said. “Well, I would hope that it wouldn’t come to that, as with any situation where someone is in danger, but again, specifically talking about elective abortions and late-term abortions, that is an act that needs to be stopped.”

Even if the abortion was legal in the state of New Hampshire, Szabo says that as sheriff, he would not need to answer to any higher authority or public official.

While Szabo has no law enforcement background, he claims his business experience qualifies him for the job.

Are lots of fetuses making 911 calls these days?

I mean, I knew cell phone owning kids were getting younger and younger, but GEEZ.

Love,

Rabble

How precisely does one go about arresting someone who isn’t doing anything illegal?

He doesn’t intend to arrest them. He intends to shoot them in the head under the guise of “deadly force” because they are a threat to fetuses.

You can’t arrest someone if you kill them. 

I just want to reiterate something that I did not put in my original reblog: This guy is a terrorist and he is running for a position in which he would be given weapons and the authority to use them.

This man is a terrorist. His goal is to scare and threaten abortion providers up to the point of killing them in order to stop them from providing abortions.

He is a terrorist.

Love,

Rabble

11:28 am - Tue, Dec 20, 2011
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There are American citizens who have collaborated with our enemies and participated in attacks against our soldiers and civilians; those traitors should be dealt with. But even in our darkest hours, we must ensure that our Constitution prevails. We do ourselves a grave disservice by allowing for any citizen to be locked up indefinitely without trial – no matter how serious the charges against them. Our national security leadership has even said it could make us less safe. Especially given the provisions in the 2012 defense authorization bill, we must clarify that the law unequivocally does not allow the government to detain Americans indefinitely on U.S. soil without trial or charge.

Senator Mark Udall(D-CO), via press release, explaining why he joined Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein(D-CA) in introducing the Due Process Guarantee Act of 2011.

As a member of the Senate Armed Service and Intelligence committees, Senator Udall supported the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 from inception to passage. However, he has continuously fought the provision many interpret as the legal authority to indefinitely detain American citizens and strip them of their Constitutional rights. The new Due Process bill would prevent such actions from transpiring.

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6:00 pm - Thu, Dec 15, 2011
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Center for Constitutional Rights: Connect the dots, NDAA, SOPA, and Occupy Wall Street

From theCenter for Constitutional Rights Facebook page:
Friends, let’s connect the dots:
1) The NDAA allows the military to hold American citizens indefinitely without trial if labeled ‘terrorists’ by the President while effectively making GITMO a forever prison.
2) Counter-terrorism units were all over Occupy encampments. The 1% is taking no chances with this movement.
3) SOPA is in the works to give the government power to blacklist the web, one of the most effective tools activists have, as the Arab Spring and Occupy movements have shown. Again, the 1% is taking no chances.

4) There are laws like AETA which make animal activism a terrorist act if it results in loss of profits for the targeted corporations. As a matter of fact, all over the country there is legislation in the works trying to criminalize dissent and expand the application of the ‘terrorism’ label to non-violent political activity.

Let’s arm ourselves with knowledge of how the 1% is waging war on We the People. Spread the word. We can’t afford to stop mobilizing against this.
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5:49 pm - Thu, Nov 24, 2011
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4:11 pm - Fri, Nov 18, 2011
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The Biggest Problem With TBPD’s Ownership of “Rescue 2”

manicchill:

The internets are abuzz today, outraged at the discovery that the Tampa Bay Police Department owns a one-of-a-kind armored personnel carrier(APC), and has it stationed outside of the #OccupyTampa protests.

While I too am outraged that TPD would make such an openly-hostile decision, my biggest concern is the de-legitimization of a potentially life-saving tool at the hands of the police. What’s worse, it was de-legitimized for no other reason than to “protect” banks and other corporations from drum circles and chants.

from the Tampa Bay Police website:

The 12-ton Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) can drive through five feet of water and withstand winds up to 130 mph helping police operate under the most severe conditions. The carrier, nicknamed “high-top shoe” for its tall silhouette look, can be used for search and rescue during a natural disaster

While the site also mentions that the APC could be used to respond to acts of terrorism, it’s the use during natural disasters that I’d like to focus on. Here is a piece of equipment that could save lives that might otherwise be lost during hurricanes, and the subsequent flooding, but will now forever be associated with its use as a response to protests.

If it’s truly one-of-a-kind, and capable of travelling at highway speeds, this could have been a tool to save lives nationwide. Sure, it might take a day or two to respond to an emergency on the opposite side of the country. But, when it comes to saving lives, the saying “Better late than never” almost certainly applies. How often do we see injured, but still breathing, people pulled from the wreckage of a natural disaster? When we finally have technology to help these people, why allow it to be demonized by turning it against them first?

The minute you attempt to use an APC to intimidate peacefully-assembled U.S. citizens, you lose any credibility on the claims that it was purchased to fight terror and save lives during disasters. Regardless of how Tampa’s police intend to use the carrier going forward, you’ve introduced the machine to the U.S. public in the worst way possible.

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8:30 am - Mon, Oct 24, 2011
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cognitivedissonance:

Chemical bomb thrown into Occupy Maine encampment

From The Portland Press Herald:

Portland police are looking for the person who threw a chemical bomb at the Occupy Maine encampment in Portland during the early morning hours today.

Sgt. Glen McGary said police responded around 4 a.m. today to an explosion in Lincoln Park at Congress and Pearl streets.

Though no one was injured, McGary said the homemade bomb, which consisted of chemicals poured into a plastic Gatorade container could have caused serious injury.

Occupy Maine’s press release:

Early Sunday morning, around 4am, the members of the Occupy Maine camp at Lincoln Park woke up to a loud explosion. Witnesses who were awake said a car driving by slowed down, and lobbed an IED over the fence. Within a few seconds, it exploded. The blast reportedly lifted a table about a foot off the ground. The table generally requires 2 people to lift and move. The target was the center of camp where the overnight security team was. 

One witness said this type of bomb could have caused a lot more damage if certain things were added and a lot of campers are fearful of another attack. Thankfully no one was injured last night but police investigators were on scene for 2 hours to identify the chemicals used and to try to find out who is responsible.

The suspect car is said to be a Silver 4-Door Sedan from the late 80s-mid 90s and possibly a Toyota or Nissan and if you have any more information, you are encouraged to contact the Portland Police Department at 207-874-8575.

#OccupyMaine Media Team
OccME.Media@gmail.com

This is completely horrifying and could have seriously injured anyone in the vicinity. Let’s get the word out and help bring the bomber(s) to justice. Remember, those occupiers are your fellow citizens. They’re people, okay? Real people who can be hurt or killed by actions like this. Bombing a group of protesters is terrorism. Period.

Be safe out there, folks. 

7:40 pm - Fri, Sep 9, 2011
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Which has destroyed and ended the life of more people? Terrorism attack here in America or HIV/AIDS? In the last twenty years, fifteen to twenty years, we’ve had maybe three terrorist attacks on our soil with a little over 5,000 people regrettably losing their lives. In the same time frame, there have been hundreds of thousands who have died because of having AIDS. So which one’s the biggest threat? And you know, every day our young people…they’re bombarded with ‘homosexuality is normal and natural.’ It’s something they have to deal with every day. Fortunately we don’t have to deal with a terrorist attack every day, and that’s what I mean. It’s more dangerous, and yes I think that it’s also more dangerous because it will tear down the moral fiber of this nation.

Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern, proving once again she has new lows to which she can sink.

Goddammit, Sally Kern. She said this while promoting her “wahhhh, I’m a victim!” book, The Stoning of Sally Kern. I think if Sally got stoned once in awhile, it might chill her out a titch. It worked for a white-power girl pop band.

Basically, Sally Kern is a horrible human being who can’t understand why people hate her. Let me boil this down for you: When you say horrible things, people think you believe them. You haven’t really given us any indication we should think otherwise. 

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5:38 pm - Wed, Aug 31, 2011
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villagevoice:

Meet the people who are profiting off of 9/11. 

villagevoice:

Meet the people who are profiting off of 9/11. 

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7:53 am - Mon, Aug 22, 2011
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When I, or people like me, are running the country, you’d better flee, because we will find you, we will try you, and we will execute you. I mean every word of it. I will make it part of my mission to see to it that they are tried and executed… If we’re going to have true reformation in America, it is because men once again, if I may use a worn out expression, have righteous testoserone flowing through their veins. They are not afraid of contempt for their contemporaries. They are not even here to get along. They are here to take over… Somebody like Susan Smith should be dead. She should be dead now. Some people will go, “Well how do you know God doesn’t have a wonderful plan for her life?” He does, it’s listed in the Bible. His plan for her is that she should be dead.

[Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue, at the Aug 8, 1995 U.S. Taxpayers Alliance Banquet in Washington DC, talking about doctors who perform abortions and volunteer escorts] (Source)

“Pro-life” at its finest.

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3:24 pm - Fri, Aug 19, 2011
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