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12-year-old tased inside Victoria’s Secret | ksdk.com

2 Aug

 

By Mike Rush

South St. Louis County (KSDK) – A police officer tased a 12-year-old girl inside a Victoria’s Secret Wednesday afternoon at South County Center.

Police say the officer came into the Victoria’s Secret looking for the teenager’s mom, who had warrants for her arrest. But it was the teen who got tased.

“This one goes in my chest. It was stuck in there so she had to keep on pulling trying to pull it out,” said Dejamon Baker, as she pointed to a small wound on her chest.

Baker has a matching wound on her stomach.

“I had fell on the floor and I couldn’t control myself I just kept on shaking and stuff,” said the girl.

Baker, her mother Charlene Bratton, and some other relatives were in the Victoria’s Secret.

Bratton had just tried on some shorts and was about to buy them when she says a St. Louis County officer came looking for her. Bratton had warrants, she says, for numerous unresolved traffic tickets.

“He said, put your hands behind your back. I said for what. Next thing you know he tackled me down on the ground,” said Bratton.

Baker said, “I was just crying. I guess he got mad because I was crying or something, then he just took it out and just tased me.”

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FIGHT THE REAL ENEMY: The Time Times Monday Music Moment

11 Jun

FIGHT THE REAL ENEMY

IT’S US AGAINST THEM.

NO POLITICIAN RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT CARES ABOUT YOU…

OR ME…

OR SUFFERING CHILDREN.

POLITICAL CHOICE IS AN ILLUSION.

SEE: HEGELIAN DIALECTIC

They successfully conquer and divide each time someone believes one of their lies or falls for one of their distractions.

FREEDOM FOR PRESIDENT! 

CLEAN AND STERILIZE THE WHITE HOUSE AND CAPITOL HILL!

This is not my video.  It was posted by Moksha75ar3 on YouTube.

Before anyone gets their chastity belts in a twist, Sinead was singing this haunting rendition of “War” in protest of the known rampant child abuse in the Catholic church occurring around the world.  She sacrificed her career to do what thousands of religious leaders would not; she spoke the truth, stood up for the weak, and called out the real evil, the real enemy, even if it did wear a pretty robe: Not just the pathetically reprehensible abusers, but the people who do nothing to stop  abusers, tyrants, and sadists.

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World Economic Forum on the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia 2012

4 Jun

I just found this but haven’t had a chance to look over it.  It looks like a fun site to cruise.  Jump in for yourself and see what you can find.  Let me know if you find something interesting.

From weforum.org

World Economic Forum on the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia 2012

Bridging Regions in Transformation
Istanbul, Turkey 4-6 June 2012

Blue Mosque and Bosphorus

The pace and complexity of global change in recent years have been unprecedented, with Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia emerging as a key mega-region of the future.

The World Economic Forum on Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia will therefore convene over 1,000 leaders in Istanbul, Turkey, to catalyse new partnerships for growth and human development.

  • In light of the global economic contraction, how can governments and business leaders design and deliver new models to drive innovation and economic agility across this mega-region?
  • How can the region strengthen energy cooperation and deliver the high-value trade and investment in science and research that are critical to knowledge economies?
  • How can the social dynamism unlocked by developments in the Middle East and North Africa be transformed into a decade of entrepreneurial opportunity, human security and good governance?

Diane Tran, Honor Student At Texas High School, Jailed For Missing School

28 May

Read about the honor student working two jobs to support herself and her siblings who was jailed for missing too many days of school here at the Huffington Post. (Excerpt below)

Diane Tran, a 17-year-old honor student in Texas, was forced to spend the night in jail last week after missing too many classes, KHOU-11’s Sherry Williams reports.

The Willis High School junior, who helps support two siblings, has both a full time and part-time job. She said that she’s often too tired to go to school.

“She goes from job to job from school,” Devin Hill, one of Tran’s classmates, told KHOU-11. “She stays up until 7:00 in the morning doing her homework.”

In an interview with KHOU-11, Tran said she takes AP Spanish, college level algebra and dual credit English and history courses. Her parents divorced and no longer live near her, so she lives with the family that owns the wedding venue where she works on weekends.

According to Texas law, if a student has ten or more unexcused absences within a six-month period, the school district may refer the student to a juvenile court. “In such cases, resolution of the issue is entirely in the hands of the court,” reads a statement on the website of the Willis Independent School District.

Anytime the law gets involved with petty school affairs, it really lights me up.  This is beyond ridiculous.  Let’s just add her to Our Horrible Children list.

There is something very, very wrong with this “justice system.”  America makes up less than 5% of the world population, but holds almost 25% of the world’s inmates, with the largest prison population in the world.  People are arrested and strip-searched for non-criminal offenses when no suspicion of any wrongdoing exists.  Why would you take someone in and have them strip-searched and jailed for not having a dog on a leash, or not having a bell on a bike?  There is no denying we have become a Big Brother, heavy-handed police state, growing more rigid and heartless each week.  Drones, strip searches, arresting children, babies on no-fly lists, tasering pregnant women and children, cops killing people with little to no repercussions, sexual assault by cops and prison guards, all around rampant police brutality and abuse of power.  This has got to stop.  NOW.

  GET LOUD.

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Teacher Yells at Student for Obama Question, Says He Can Be Arrested For Disrespecting President

23 May

It’s amazing that people wonder why our children have such terrible test scores.  The “disrespectful” student in the video should have been teaching the class.

The student had the nerve to ask his teacher, “Didn’t Obama bully someone?”   The teacher exploded, shrieking and stumbling over her words with grammar so poor, it made me wonder how she ever made it past 8th grade.  To know that people like this woman are “qualified” to teach and mold our children is horrifying. But to be completely honest, I did laugh, partially from disbelief and discomfort, and partially due to the utter stupidity and the fact that it was caught on tape.

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FDA Admits to Killing 100,000 People A Year, Why Are We Okay With This?

20 May

Click here to read it right from the FDA website

fda.gov
“Why Learn about Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR)?”

Why Learn about Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR)?  (link from FDA.gov)

Imagine there is a huge food producer that makes a multitude of  products consumed by millions of Americans each year.  Now imagine that the food producer knows their products kill 100,000 people and cause over 2 million serious adverse health effects every year, yet they do not stop producing or selling them.  Would the American people allow those products to stay on the market?  Would we hold the food producer accountable and insist on charges of involuntary manslaughter if the statistics are known facts found on the FDA website? (see below)

  • Over 2 MILLION serious Adverse Drugs Reaction (ADRs) yearly
  • 100,000 DEATHS yearly
  • ADRs 4th leading cause of death ahead of pulmonary disease, diabetes, AIDS, pneumonia, accidents and automobile deaths
  • Ambulatory patients ADR rate—unknown
  • Nursing home patients ADR rate— 350,000 yearly

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TSA: Baby On No-Fly List, ‘Blasted’ For Spending in Congressional Report, Assaulted Geraldo

13 May

The TSA has taken the saying “any publicity is good publicity” a little too far, or they’re just an embarrassing,  incompetent waste that violates innocent Americans everyday.

Family of “No-Fly list” Toddler Wants Apology

It is exactly what it sounds like.   An 18 month year old girl and her family were removed from the airplane because the baby was shockingly on the list by mistake (note sarcasm) .  Getting a TSA apology is extremely rare, and even then, they are usually backhanded, and when the controversy forces them to change procedure, they still don’t acknowledge they are “modifying” their abuse because they went too far.  They admit they are inefficient instead, which is supported by the latest congressional report covered in this post.   However, if you want to carry gun parts through security, the parts will be confiscated, but you won’t be arrested and you’ll be allowed to fly.  FUN FACT:  I just accidentally entered “inneffected” into the search engine when making a copy and paste error.  The FIRST item listed was RT News: TSA Security: Inneffective and violating.  That is so sad.

Geraldo Details TSA ‘Rape’ Pat Down: ‘My Junk Was Junked’

I find it odd when they start laughing.  Are they just so ridiculously pious that the word “junk” and the very real daily molestation of Americans makes them giggle like school girls, or do they not take it seriously?  “You gotta make sure.”    My gay cousin Bubba, a former prison guard AND inmate, would be more than happy to “make sure” Mr. FauxNews man isn’t a terrorist.

TSA blasted over security equipment spending (article)

This is the second massive spanking given to the TSA by congress in six months, this time citing intentional lying and delay of congressional oversight.  The other report published in November of 2011 gave them an all around failing grade.   I’m disappointed to see once again they didn’t mention that the AIT visual strip search machines are completely worthless, have cost one BILLION dollars, and ex-TSA head Michael Chertoff and other government officials profited from the sales, but the report was still not complimentary at all.

Congressional Report excerpts

Airport Insecurity: TSA’s Failure to Cost-Effectively Procure, Deploy and Warehouse its Screening Technologies

“The report makes recommendations emphasizing TSA’s need to more effectively develop its deployment strategy prior to the procurement of screening technologies.”

“Key Findings-
TSA Procurement, Deployment, and Storage of Security Technology and Equipment at its Transportation Logistics Center”

“TSA is wasting hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars by inefficiently deploying screening equipment and technology to commercial airports. As of February 15, 2012, TSA stored approximately 5,700 pieces of security equipment in warehouses at TSA’s Transportation Logistics Center (TLC) in Dallas, Texas.”

  • As of February 15, 2012, the total value of TSA’s equipment in storage was, according to TSA officials, estimated at $184 million. However, when questioned by Committee staff, TSA’s warehouse staff and procurement officials were unable to provide the total value of equipment in storage.
  • TSA’s annual costs for leasing and managing the TLC are more than $3.5 million.
  • Committee staff discovered that 85% of the approximately 5,700 major transportation security equipment currently warehoused at the TLC had been stored for longer than six months; 35% of the equipment had been stored for more than one year. One piece of equipment had been in storage more than six years – 60% of its useful life.

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NY Court: Just Viewing Child Porn Not State Crime

9 May

NY Court: Just Viewing Child Porn Not State Crime

nbc.newyork.com from AP

NY court: Just Viewing Child porn Not State Crime – Wall Street Journal

The Court of Appeals agreed that Kent was properly convicted because he had downloaded, saved and deleted 132 images. But the majority said some images in his computer cache, temporary files automatically stored from sites he viewed, cannot be held against him under state law.

The five judges said it’s still a federal crime to knowingly access with intent to view any book, magazine, periodical, film videotape, computer disk or other material containing an image of child pornography. Under state law, such browsing can be used to show a guilty intent, that access to an illicit image or site was not a mistake, they said.

“Nonetheless, that such images were simply viewed, and that defendant had the theoretical capacity to exercise control over them during the time they were resident on the screen, is not enough to constitute their procurement or possession,” Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick wrote. “Rather, some affirmative action is required (printing, saving, downloading, etc.) to show that defendant in fact exercised dominion and control over the images that were on his screen.”

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TSA Gives Pat-Down to 7 Year Old Girl with Cerebral Palsy Causing Her to Miss Flight

4 May

Photo of Dina Frank. (Photo by CBS 2)I had missed this incident, reported on April 25th by CBS about a 7 year old girl with cerebral palsy being aggressively patted-down by the TSA, which caused her family to miss their flight.  The TSA, as usual, defends their decision, using deception again when they say it was a modified pat-down.  A clear description of a modified pat-down does not exist.  They modified PROCEDURES, like allowing kids to leave their shoes on, multiple passes through strip-search scanners and medical detectors, and explosive trace detection, which can involve lifting up your children’s clothing, but they did not modify the pat-downs, and the groping has continually been reported to be just as disgustingly invasive as the molestation inflicted upon those 12 and over.

“TSA has reviewed the incident and determined that our officers followed proper screening procedures in conducting a modified pat-down on the child.

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TSA Defends Pat-Down Of Crying 4-Year-Old Girl At Kansas Airport

27 Apr

TSA Defends Pat-Down of Crying 4-Year Old Girl at Kansas Airport

WICHITA, Kan. — The grandmother of a 4-year-old girl who became hysterical during a security screening at a Kansas airport said Wednesday that the child was forced to undergo a pat-down after hugging her, with security agents yelling and calling the crying girl an uncooperative suspect.

The child’s grandmother, Lori Croft, told The Associated Press that Brademeyer and her daughter, Isabella, initially passed through security at the Wichita airport without incident.  The girl then ran over to briefly hug Croft, who was awaiting a pat-down after tripping the alarm, and that’s when TSA agents insisted the girl undergo a physical pat-down.

Isabella had just learned about “stranger danger” at school, her grandmother said, adding that the girl was afraid and unsure about what was going on.

“She started to cry, saying `No I don’t want to,’ and when we tried talking to her she ran,” Croft said. “They yelled, `We are going to shut down the airport if you don’t grab her.'”

But she said the family’s main concern was the lack of understanding from TSA agents that they were dealing with a 4-year-old child, not a terror suspect.

There was no common sense and there was no compassion,” Croft said. “That was our biggest fault with the whole thing – not that they are following security procedures, because I understand that they have to do that.”

Brademeyer, of Missoula, Mont., wrote a public Facebook post last week about the April 15 incident, claiming TSA treated her daughter “no better than if she had been a terrorist.”   The posting was taken down Wednesday.   Another post said the family had filed formal complaints with the TSA and the airport.

he TSA released a statement Tuesday saying it explained to the family why additional security procedures were necessary and that agents didn’t suspect or suggest the child was carrying a firearm.

“TSA has reviewed the incident and determined that our officers followed proper screening procedures in conducting a modified pat-down on the child,” the agency said.

The statement noted that the agency recently implemented modified screening procedures for children age 12 and younger to further reduce the need for pat-downs of children, such as multiple passes through a metal detector and advanced imaging technology.

“These changes in protocol will ultimately reduce – though not eliminate – pat-downs of children,” the statement said. “In this case, however, the child had completed screening but had contact with another member of her family who had not completed the screening process.”

Why did they need to modify their procedures of molesting every child that wanted to fly?  Because they know these sick “modified” pat-downs, which have proven time and time again NOT to be any different than the molestation those 12 and over endure, are WRONG, INVASIVE, AND HARMFUL

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, a Montana Democrat, pressed the TSA for more information Wednesday.   Tester, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said he was concerned the TSA went too far.

“I am a staunch advocate for effective transportation security, but I’m also a strong advocate for common sense and the freedoms we enjoy as Americans,” Tester wrote to TSA Administrator John Pistole. “Any report of abuse of the power entrusted to officers of the TSA is especially concerning – especially if it involves children.”

In a phone interview from her home in Fountain Valley, Calif., Croft said Brademeyer tried to no avail to get TSA agents to use a wand on the frightened girl or allow her to walk through the metal detector again.   She also said TSA agents wanted to screen her granddaughter alone in a separate room.

“She was kicking and screaming and fighting and in hysterics,” Croft said. ”  At that point my daughter ran up to her against TSA’s orders because she said, `My daughter is terrified, I can’t leave her.'”

The incident went on for maybe 10 minutes, until a manager came in and allowed agents to pat the girl down while she was screaming but being held by her mother.  The family was then allowed to go to their next gate with a TSA agent following them.

Croft said that for the first few nights after coming home, Isabelle had nightmares and talked about kidnappers.   She said TSA agents had shouted at the girl, telling her to calm down and saying the suspect wasn’t cooperating.

“To a 4-year-old’s perspective that’s what it was to her because they didn’t explain anything and she did not know what was going on,” Croft said. “She saw people grabbing at her and raising their voices.   To her, someone was trying to kidnap her or harm her in some way.”

That last sentence is so powerful.  Even a four year old knows this is wrong and harmful.  Call your representatives and demand these abuses and violations of our civil liberties  stop immediately.  Please.  Drop some of this knowledge on them:  How Scared of Terrorism Should You Be?

” a rough calculation suggests that in the last five years, your chances of being killed by a terrorist are about one in 20 million.  This compares annual risk of dying in a car accident of 1 in 19,000; drowning in a bathtub at 1 in 800,000; dying in a building fire at 1 in 99,000; or being struck by lightning at 1 in 5,500,000.   In other words, in the last five years you were four times more likely to be struck by lightning than killed by a terrorist.”

Posted by Yvonne Mae Friedembeck

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