CNN Rebuffs Claim That Wilson Had Fractured Eye Socket

From Mediaite:

CNN Contradicts Fox Sources Claiming Darren Wilson Had Fractured Eye Socket

By Matt Wilstein | August 21, 2014

Earlier this week, Fox News reported that Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old unarmed Michael Brown, suffered a fractured eye socket following his confrontation with the teenager. The reporter, Hollie McKay, cited a “source close to the [police] department’s top brass” as providing that information to the network.

However, on CNN Thursday, Don Lemon reported that Wilson did not suffer a fractured or broken eye socket and was rather treated at the hospital for swelling around his face and eyes. Noting that that specific injury has not been reported by CNN, “but is making its way around other media organization,” Lemon cited a “source close to the investigation” who told CNN that Wilson’s x-rays came back negative for a fractured eye socket.


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(Indicted) Rick Perry: ‘Real possibility’ ISIS Is In The US

First we have this, via Breitbart:

CNN: Over 400 British Citizens Are Members of ISIS

August 21, 2014

CNN correspondent Brian Todd reported that there were “more than 400 British citizens alone in ISIS” on Thursday’s broadcast of “The Situation Room": “A U.S. intelligence official tells CNN they have indications of ISIS cells in Europe, which could attack US embassies and other American interests. The official says it’s not clear if those terrorists were ordered by ISIS or if they went on their own” Todd stated. And “a handful Americans are in ISIS right now, the number of Europeans dwarfs them, hundreds of British, French, German citizens are in ISIS now.”

He also said that there are conflicting reports about whether there are any ISIS sleeper cells in the US with CNN National Security Analyst and former CIA Officer Bob Baer reporting, “I have been told with no uncertainty there are ISIS sleeper cells in this country [the US],” and two US officials saying there isn’t any indication of that…

Meanwhile, the media seems to be mocking (the indicted) Rick Perry for his outrageous fear-mongering.


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ISIS Tortured Foley Because His Brother Is In US Military

From the UK’s Daily Mail:

Revealed, James Foley was an ISIS ‘whipping boy’

By Martin Gould and Martin Robinson | August 2014

James Foley was singled out for the harshest treatment by his ISIS captors after they found pictures of his brother who serves in the U.S. Air Force on his laptop computer, fellow prisoners said on Thursday.

He was regularly the victim of mock executions including once when he was ‘crucified against a wall,’ said French journalist Didier Francois.

Thankfully, they didn’t grab the front of his shirt or sprinkle some water up his nose or put women’s panties on his head. That would be torture. Speaking of which, where are all the human rights groups? Why haven’t we heard from them about ISIS?


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ISIS Wanted To Swap Foley For Prisoner ‘Lady Al Qaeda’

From the UK’s Daily Mail:

ISIS offered to swap Foley for ‘Lady al Qaeda’

By Martin Gould | 21 August 2014

Rochester, New Hampshire — An MIT-educated neuroscientist terrorist known as ‘Lady al Qaeda’ was named on a ‘laundry list’ of demands from ISIS captors holding James Foley named, it was revealed today.

Petite mother-of-three Aafia Siddiqui is currently serving 86 years in a Texas jail after being arrested with plans for a ‘mass casualty attack’ in the US, including infecting people with Ebola and a dirty bomb.

Don’t worry. Ms. Siddiqui wasn’t charged for any of those silly things. She was only charged for trying to kill her interrogators.

But President Barack Obama’s administration point blank refused to consider releasing Siddiqui, or handing over a $132 million ransom..


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Holder Launches Criminal Investigation Of Foley’s Death

From Fox News:

Holder says criminal investigation launched into American journalist’s execution

By Catherine Herridge and Judson Berger | August 21, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday that his Justice Department is opening a criminal investigation into the brutal execution by Islamic State militants of American journalist James Foley, in the latest move by the administration to use the criminal justice system to pursue terrorists…

Wow, that really sends a message — the wrong message. Obama is still trying to treat terrorism like a police matter.

Holder, during remarks in Washington, confirmed the "open criminal investigation" into Foley’s beheading, which was recorded and posted online this week.

"Those who would perpetrate such acts need to understand something — this Justice Department, this Department of Defense, this nation, we have long memories and our reach is very wide," Holder said.


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Chuck Hagel: ‘ISIS Is Beyond Anything We Have Seen’

From Reuters:

Islamic State threat ‘beyond anything we’ve seen’: Pentagon

By Missy Ryan | August 21, 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. military leaders said on Thursday.

"They are an imminent threat to every interest we have, whether it’s in Iraq or anywhere else," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters at the Pentagon…

Asked if the hardline Sunni Muslim organization posed a threat to the United States comparable to that of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Hagel said it was "as sophisticated and well-funded as any group we have seen."

"They are beyond just a terrorist group. They marry ideology, a sophistication of … military prowess.


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US Doctor Treated With Ebola Serum Has Fully Recovered

From a quietly seething Reuters:

U.S. hospital to discharge doctor treated with experimental Ebola drug

By Joe Bavier | August 21, 2014

ABIDJAN (Reuters) – An American doctor who contracted Ebola treating victims of the deadly virus in Liberia has recovered and will be discharged on Thursday by the U.S. hospital that treated him with an experimental drug, his charity said.

Kent Brantly was given ZMapp, a drug used on a handful of patients in the West African outbreak and produced by U.S.-based Mapp Biopharmaceutical.

Wow. Talk about adding insult to injury. Not only did this American doctor get the scarce experimental Ebola serum, it cured him.

(You just know the news media would have preferred a different outcome. If only in the name of social justice.



Soldiers Opened Fire In Liberia’s Ebola ‘Quarantine Zone’

From the Agence France Presse:

Ebola quarantine in Liberia’s capital sparks violence in slum

Thursday 21 August 2014 

Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia’s capital when soldiers opened fire and used teargas on crowds as they evacuated a state official and her family.

Four residents were injured on Wednesday in the clashes in Monrovia’s West Point slum, which has been closed off as part of new security measures aimed at containing the deadly virus…

The Liberian president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, quarantined West Point and Dolo Town, to the east of the capital, and imposed a night-time curfew as part of drastic measures to fight the disease.

Residents of West Point, where club-wielding youths stormed an Ebola medical facility on Saturday, reacted with fury, hurling stones and shouting at the security forces.


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Teacher Suspended After Brown Shooting Re-Enactment

From the Selma Times‑Journal (a black oriented newspaper):

Teacher suspended after lesson on shooting

By Sarah Robinson | Wednesday, August 20, 2014   

A sixth grade Brantley Elementary teacher was put on paid administrative leave Wednesday after a Facebook post revealed the teacher allegedly instructed the students Tuesday to reenact a Ferguson, Mo. shooting known nationwide.

Jessica Baughn, the mother of Brantley sixth grade student Jimmy Griffin, posted a complaint Tuesday on the Sound Off Selma Facebook page. In the post, Guaghn expressed her shock after learning a teacher had told the class to reenact the shooting in which an unarmed Mike Brown was shot by police Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo.

Clearly, Ms. Baughn is a racist.

Students were reportedly asked to research the shooting online, finding out such details as to how many times Brown was shot and where.



Column Defending Cops In Ferguson Sparks Fury On Left

From an outraged CNN:

Column defending cops in Ferguson sparks online fury

By Josh Levs | August 20, 2014

(CNN) — In a single column, a veteran police officer has catapulted himself into the national debate over the death of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

“I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me,” the Washington Post headline blares. The piece was written by Sunil Dutta, a 17-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department.

“Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you,” he wrote.

Dutta cautions against arguing, insulting, or screaming at officers, “and don’t even think of aggressively walking towards me.


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Holder Visits Ferguson Just As Grand Jury Hears Evidence

From USA Today:

Holder’s stop in Ferguson is deeply personal

Kevin Johnson | August 20, 2014

FERGUSON, MO. — Attorney General Eric Holder flew to Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer leading an investigation into a police shooting.

He also arrived as an African-American who said he understands the racial tensions that have fueled days of protests that have been marred by violence and mass arrests since the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

"I am the Attorney General of the United States, but I am also a black man," Holder told Ferguson residents at a community meeting. "I can remember being stopped on the New Jersey turnpike on two occasions and accused of speeding.


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Cpt. Johnson Credits Holder For Calmer Night In Ferguson

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

Six arrests made as protests in Ferguson stay small, peaceful

August 21, 2014

Six arrests were made by officers patrolling the streets of Ferguson late Wednesday and early today, Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ronald S. Johnson said.

Speaking at a brief press conference at 1:30 a.m., he said the protests now in their 11 night were fairly calm although an officer was hit by a bottle at one point. He said the officer was uninjured.

Probably because he was wearing riot gear. Which is part of that terrible militarization of the police that everyone bemoans.

Johnson… said the protesters were a quieter group. "We didn’t have as many of the agitators…"

Unless you count Mr. Holder. Speaking of whom…

Johnson, who is leading the security contingent, also credited the visit on Wednesday by Attorney General Eric Holder for helping lessen the tension on the streets.



New York Times Buried News of Officer Wilson’s Injuries

Via Breitbart:

New York Times Buries News of Officer Wilson’s Injury

By John Nolte | 20 Aug 2014

The New York Times has big news on the biggest story in the country today, but … the Times buried that news 26 paragraphs deep.

According to the Times’ own police sources:

"[L]aw enforcement officials say witnesses and forensic analysis have shown that Officer Wilson did sustain an injury during the struggle in the car."

Obviously, the news that Wilson was injured during his struggle with 18-year-old Michael Brown is highly relevant to the ongoing investigation…

If Wilson was indeed injured, it doesn’t automatically make the fatal shooting of Brown appropriate, but it does help to fill a yawning fact-vacuum with a piece of relevant information.


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Officer Wilson Was Badly Beaten Before Shooting Brown

From Fox News:

Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown, says source

By Hollie McKay | August 20, 2014

Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun, a source close to the department’s top brass told

“The Assistant (Police) Chief took him to the hospital, his face all swollen on one side,” said the insider. “He was beaten very severely.”

So how come this information withheld?

According to the well-placed source, Wilson was coming off another case in the neighborhood on Aug. 9 when he ordered Michael Brown and his friend Dorain [sic] Johnson to stop walking in the middle of the road because they were obstructing traffic.



Terrorist Who Beheaded Foley Is Well-Educated, ‘British’

From the UK’s Telegraph:

‘British’ jihadist who beheaded journalist is Londoner called John

By Gordon Rayner, and Martin Evans | 20 Aug 2014

The jihadist who beheaded the American journalist James Foley is believed to be British born militant from London who calls himself John, it can be revealed.

We suspect that while ‘John’ maybe be ‘British born,’ he is of Middle Eastern ancestry. In fact, why pretend that these terrorists are Britons? Even if they happen to be born in the UK, they are almost all ‘first generation’ immigrants of Middle Eastern ancestry who never assimilated. And it’s clear where their allegiances still lie.

Intelligence agents in the UK and United States are urgently looking into reports that the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) fighter, whose brutal actions shocked the world, is the ringleader of group of British jihadists who have specialised in hostage taking.


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