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Empire State building shooting – UPDATED

24 Aug
The Empire State Building in New York City, ta...

The Empire State Building in New York City, taken from 5th Avenue. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The.45 caliber pistol had 8 rounds.  3 of the rounds were used on the dead victim, but 9 people were injured by gun shot.  At least 12 rounds would have had to have been fired to injure and kill that many people , so who shot the innocent bystanders if Johnson’s gun only held 8 bullets? -thetimetimes.com

Blomberg “Once again, there’s an awful lot of guns out there.”

Gun used is a .45 caliber pistol that holds 8 rounds.

Bloomberg “This has nothing to do with terrorism.”

Mayor Bloomberg “Construction worker saw something and said something.”

Mayor Bloomberg & Commissioner – 9:03 a.m shot former coworker 3 times

Stresses this is a preliminary investigation.

Shooter is Jeffrey Johnson, age 53

Dead victim was 41 years old.

Used 45 caliber handgun.

2 women and 7 men shot.

Officers in place as part of counter-terrorism efforts shot gunman.

Mayor Bloomberg – Gunman was fired a year ago, 9 people shot, shooter and one other victim dead. NYPD responded immediately, aided by brave civilians.

Eyewitness: 20 to 30 shots fired by gunman- NBC

Gunman ran from Empire State building across the street firing shots on Fifth avenue and 34th St. – NBC

Fifth Avenue shut down. – NBC

Gunman – wearing green with bag over his shoulder, caucasian. Police came out of shops as soon as thy heard shots fired. – NBC

Shooter used buckshot, requiring fewer shots to befired.  – NBC

NOT terrorism. Shooter  is a male in his twenties, and was fired yesterday. – NBC

Eyewitness says 3 people dead. People knocked down in stampede. “Five or six shots.” – NBC

Some people are now allowed to exit Empire State building but no one can enter. Waiting for Mayor’s press conference at 11 a.m. – NBC

2 dead, 8 injured, NOT terror related. – NBC.

Shooter is male, twenties – NBC

People in Empire State building not allowed to leave. – NBC

Many incorrect stories going around. – ABC

“It could happen anywhere.” – ABC

NYPD response time “unparallelled”  – ABC

NYPD had “scene contained in 15 minutes” – ABC

Not worried about any other shooters in the area.

ABC stresses FBI said this is NOT terrorism.

Two dead including shooter dead.

FBI “immediately” says NOT terrorism.

“a workplace dispute that spilled out onto the street.”

10 people injured, 4 shot.

LIVE Coverage – NBC

LIVE Updates – Reuters

There will be a police briefing at 11am according to a Reuters reporter. – Reuters

Two people killed in Empire State shooting: New York police source

NEW YORK | Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:09am EDT

(Reuters) – Two people were killed and at least eight were wounded in a shooting outside the landmark Empire State Building in New York City on Friday, according to a police source.

One of the dead was the shooter, the source said, adding that there was no apparent link to terrorism.

“I heard the gunshots,” said Dahlia Anister, 33, who works at an office near the 102-story Empire State Building. “It was like pop, pop, pop. It was definitely in a bunch.”

The victims were shot shortly after 9 a.m. on the sidewalk on Fifth Avenue outside the building in Midtown Manhattan.

The shooting broke out at the height of the tourist season outside one of New York City’s most popular attractions, startling tourists and commuters in one of the busiest areas of the city.

The building is two blocks from Pennsylvania Station, one of New York City’s main transportation hubs.

The United States has had two other mass shooting cases this summer. On July 20, James Holmes, 24, allegedly opened fire at a midnight screening of the Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 people and wounding 58.

On August 5, a gunman killed six people and critically wounded three at a Sikh temple outside Milwaukee before police shot him dead in an attack authorities treated as an act of domestic terrorism.

The Empire State Building was the world’s tallest building for 40 years from its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center. Following the September 11, 2001, attacks, it was again the tallest building in the city.

(Reporting by Lily Kuo and Mark Hosenball; Editing by Anthony Boadle and Bill Trott)

From Reuters Two people killed in Empire State shooting: New York police source

From NBC New York

Police say at least two people were shot outside the Empire State Building Friday morning.

Authorities said emergency personnel received a call about the shooting at Fifth Avenue and 34th Street just after 9 a.m.

The circumstances of the shooting weren’t immediately clear. The conditions of the people shot also weren’t known.

At least one person was seen being taken away in a stretcher.

Anyone traveling in the area is advised to expect road closures and detours.

Check back for details on this developing story.

Several people shot outside Empire State Building (Huffington Post)

NEW YORK — New York City officials say several people have been shot outside the Empire State Building and that the gunman is dead.

City police say three or four civilians have been wounded in the Friday morning shooting and that the shooter is dead.

A fire department spokesman says it received a call about the shooting just after at 9 a.m. Friday and that emergency units were on the scene within minutes.

The spokesman had no information about how many people were wounded or their conditions.

The shooting occurred at 34th Street and Fifth Avenue.

Police Handcuff and Detain Forty Bank Robbery Bystanders; Story Details Change Without Note By CBS

7 Jun

There are a few phrases in the English language that I assumed made everyone’s ears burn and turn red when they heard them.  I don’t know who first told me to be wary of these simple words, but I do not doubt the warning.  There is something very chilling in justifying criminality and tyranny with these short statements:

The ends justify the means.” and “For the greater good.”

CBS reports that Chief Daniel Oates shamelessly declared “The ends justify the means” because a suspect was caught after the Aurora Police Department shut down an intersection in search of a bank robber.  At the intersection, the police stopped 19 cars, and detained all 40 innocent people who had been riding in the vehicles, because the officers had some undisclosed technology providing information that promised “virtual certainty” that the bank robber was among the 40 innocent Americans being harassed.  The cops had the suspect’s name but no picture, description, or any idea what car the robber would be in. This somehow permitted an ordinary crime, once again, to be the reason for the annulment of the fourth amendment, and therefore the disrespect and arrogant dismissal of the rule of law and justice.  frederickleatherman.wordpress.com had this to say:

A reasonable suspicion is more than a mere hunch. It requires articulable facts and circumstances that would cause a reasonable person to suspect that a particular individual had committed, was committing, or was about to commit a crime.

Apparently, Officer Fania was looking for a particular weapon, which he believed was concealed in one of the vehicles at the intersection, but he did not have a description of the robber or the vehicle the robber was driving or in which he was riding. Therefore, every vehicle the police stopped was an unlawful stop, including the stop of the vehicle that contained the person they subsequently arrested.”

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Iran-Contra Documentaries and Seymour Hersh 2007 Video: Iran-Contra Has Returned, U.S. Funds Al Qaeda

29 May

Here is another example showing that a ruling elite is not a secret.  Our government is NOT “our government” any longer.  Watch this, and then view the Iran-Contra documentaries below it.  If you don’t have time to watch them now, be sure to bookmark them and watch them later.  The information is vital to understanding the current situation in the world.

This is an older documentary but it’s really informative.  It discusses the Iran-Contra affair and the shadow government that has taken control.   It’s not sensational.  MUST-see.

 

This segment specifically discusses the shadow government, although it is a constant theme throughout the entire film.

 

This is a great documentary explaining the connections between Iran-Contra and the drug war, specifically the crack epidemic.  It also explains Afghanistan, opium, the war on terror, and the war on drugs.  It’s another MUST-see.

 

Sinking in yet?

  • Our government is not “our government” any longer.  It has been taken over by powerful, rich elites, primarily bankers and those in the business of war, who work outside the laws of the U.S. without any oversight.  In the Iran-Contra documentary, they refer to the group  as “The Enterprise.”
  • This government, or “The Enterprise”, has used terrorism to take away our freedom.
  • This government funds the terrorists they claim to protect us from.
  • This government does not care about me or you.  They care about keeping control of me and you.
  • A vast majority of “our” representatives are bought off and fearful of the elites.
  • The DHS’s new mission is to focus on the American people, not terrorists, as it was created to do.
  • All electronic communications are monitored, recorded, and stored.  This includes phone calls, text messages, instant messages, email, every website visited, Skype, any voice programs, e-wallets, and anything else I have forgotten or that has yet to be introduced or created.
  • This government overthrows democratic and non-democratic foreign governments, often by proxy, using “rebel forces” that are sometimes imported.
  • George W. Bush wasn’t a conservative; he was a puppet of the elite.
  • The destabilization and takeover of the middle east was planned in the 1970’s, with credit going to Henry Kissinger
  • The story lines you have been fed about terrorist attacks have morphed over the years.  Looking back on old news articles and T.V. news reports, it is very clear that we have been manipulated, that the narratives have changed to fit the agenda of the elites.
  1. We see this happening today with the CIA agent who stopped the new underwear bomber by giving a bomb to the would-be terrorist and then bravely (sarcasm)  taking it back.  The CIA agent has since turned into a double agent for Saudi Arabia, and the non-plot turned into a grand scheme to blow up an airliner.
  2. In Syria, the “U.S.” aka shadow government is funding the terrorists who murdered at least some of the 90 people killed in the Houla massacre.  The massacre is now blamed on the Syrian government, even though the Syrian people and Russia are accusing foreign countries, Syria naming the U.S., of funding imported terrorists.  Some of the people who were killed in the massacre were shot at close range, some in the head and face, suggesting they weren’t murdered by shelling from tanks, as the shadow government wants us to believe.
  • Environmentalism is used to take control of the people.  The Smart Grid, smart appliances and the intelligent transportation system will be the final nail in the coffin once fully implemented, monitoring every aspect of life, complete with rationing laws and remotely controlled water and electricity.
  • Things will not get better unless we come together, utilize our combined strength (which is our new ideas and the power of many voices shouting in unison), and make things better.  The ruling powers will not one day just return our freedom to us.
  • Nearly all media is controlled by six corporations and is highly censored.  See infographic below from frugaldad.com

We are not free.  It is time to start thinking of solutions for serious government reform.   Capitol Hill and the White House need to be swept clean and sterilized from top to bottom, in my 100% non-expert opinion.  There are a few representatives who seem worthy of keeping their positions, but the majority need to step down or be removed.  Laws need to be retracted, prisons need to be taken out of the private sector, petty arrests and imprisonment must stop, the police forces must be de-militarized, the military budget must be reduced, the DHS, TSA, NSA, and FEMA must be eliminated.  Of course, I am not knowledgeable enough to have any real ideas or strategies, and I honestly have no business speaking on a subject that I am so ignorant about, but my point is we need real change, not the kind peddled by Prez B.O.  To me this means no longer compromising integrity by working within the corrupt system, but wiping the current program from the hard drive of America and firing the programmers, essentially, we must have some form of revolution.  Perhaps there is a way to do this less dramatically, again, I do not have the expertise to voice any real ideas (but I’ll continue to do so anyway.)

Regardless of what kind of revolution, I believe a great change will be trying, stressful and bring certain negative consequences, but I have no idea to what degree we will suffer or sacrifice.  We may enter a period of destabilization, while highly undesirable, it seems it could be  a possible outcome of trying to establish a government “of the people, by the people, for the people,” a system that is more than an illusion of freedom.   However, I fear many will choose to be comfortably numb slaves over bleeding freedom fighters.  I do not think they’ll even be aware that they are not free.  And I fear they may indeed “love their servitude.”  Again, I don’t really know what I’m talking about so please don’t judge my rambling too harshly.

 

Edited May 30, 2012 at 7:11 am

Details of Torture by The U.S. Government Will Continue to Be A Secret

27 May

AP Photo

The topic of torture by the U.S. government has been brought to the surface once again since The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York upheld the decision to withhold information concerning the treatment of detainee Abu Zubaydah, even though cables exist that describe waterboarding torture and a photo of the “high value” detaineee, Zubaydah. This came about as part of a long-running lawsuit brought by ACLU.

2nd Circuit: President Can Declare Proof that President Authorized Torture Secret at emptywheel.net May 21, 2012

A Court Covers Up New York Times May 24, 2012

Court Document (pdf)

Either Torture Is Ongoing or The Administration Is Hiding Something Else  at emptywheel.net May 25, 2012

Prisoners in Guantanamo Bay being subjected to sensory deprivation.

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U.S. Aiding Syrian Rebels, Al Qaeda Aiding Syrian Rebels, Syria Says US Allied to Terrorists

15 May

The U.S. is Aiding Syrian Rebels, Al Qaeda is Aiding Syrian Rebels, Syria Says US Allied to Terorrists…Terrorist-Hunting TSA Still in Your Kid’s Pants

Excerpts from ‘Syria says U.S. allied to “terrorists” in country’ Reuters May 12, 2012

(Reuters) -“ Syria accused the United States and Western countries on Saturday of colluding with al Qaeda-linked militants to target the country, in the wake of a string of explosions in Damascus and Aleppo the government has blamed on foreign-backed fighters.”

“Western countries and the United States, which made alliances to wage wars using the pretext of fighting terrorism, are now making alliances with the terrorists which Syria has been facing,” Information Minister Adnan Hasan Mahmoud told journalists in Damascus on Saturday.”

“He said attacks such as a deadly twin car bombing in Damascus on Wednesday which killed 55 people showed that elements linked to the global militant group al Qaeda were targeting Syria.”

“Opposition to Assad, which began with peaceful protests in March 2011 inspired by popular revolts against other Arab autocratic leaders, has grown increasingly militarized.”

“Western countries, Turkey and Gulf Arab states have vocally supported the opposition movement and offered money for communications tools and other equipment, but only the Gulf has openly called for foreign powers to arm the rebels.”

“Many activists and fighters say Gulf countries are quietly channeling money or weapons to the rebels through private donors.”

“With the truce deal in tatters, many in the opposition have questioned the viability of Annan’s peace plan. The information minister said the opposition and its supporters were trying to thwart the initiative.”

“This is a grave violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions on fighting terrorism and to international envoy Kofi Annan‘s plan. It asks for tangible steps forward from armed groups and their supporting countries, who are trying to foil the mission,” the minister said.”

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EPA Official Al Armendariz Likens Philosophy to Romans Pillaging Turkish Villages, Crucifying People To “Make Examples Out of Them”

28 Apr

In this video, you will see Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official, Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz, make some bold admissions about EPA’s tactics that more resemble those of bullies than caretakers.    In 2010 he said,

“I was in a meeting once and I gave an analogy to my staff about my philosophy of enforcement, and I think it was probably a little crude and maybe not appropriate for the meeting, but I’ll go ahead and tell you what I said:

“It was kind of like how the Romans used to, you know, conquer villages in the Mediterranean.  They’d go in to a little Turkish town somewhere, they’d find the first five guys they saw and they’d crucify them.

“Then, you know, that town was really easy to manage for the next few years.”

“It’s a deterrent factor”























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Controversy over Undercover TSA on Houston Buses, Video and Links

27 Apr

METRO’s official website stated after the exercise that “Law officials performed random bag checks”

A Press release before the exercise  stated bag checks would take place,yet  METRO officials continued to deny that any bag searches had occurred besides those where the passenger had been pressured into giving permission.

“On April 13, the METRO Police Department invited TSA to be a part of its bus-safe exercise.   METRO said then and repeated for days afterwards there would be random searches of bus and train passengers’ bags,” reports ABC 13.

“METRO and TSA were going onto the buses and questioning people about their normal routes and their normal behavior, and it just kind of creates an atmosphere of fear,” said METRO rider Derrick Broze.

“I don’t feel like by purchasing a ticket or riding a bus that I have to forfeit my Constitutional rights and my protections and be subject to search or seizure,” Broze told METRO board members. “We don’t plan on letting this issue die if the TSA stays in our city.”

The Chief of Police, Victor, Rodriguez, has already confirmed the unconstitutional searches and ID-ing will continue to take place and quite possibly become routine.   METRO President and Chairman George Grenias promised that warrantless bag searches would not occur, even though Rodriguez told ABC 13 last week that “he does have the right to search your bag and may tell his officers to do it.”

In the 2011 congressional report trashing the TSA, the purpose of the agency is stated:

TSA‘s mission is to establish screening security standards for all modes of transportation When originally established in the Department of Transportation, TSA was given the broad leeway to complete that mission. In March of 2003, TSA was integrated, along with 21 other federal agencies, into the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS)”

Don’t think it won’t happen in your city.  There were more than 9,300 TSA/VIPR checkpoints conducted in the USA,000 checkpoints last year alone

Posted by Yvonne Mae Friedembeck

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