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Street gangs' shocking contest announced in social media: "Kill 100 People In 100 Days"

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Pictured: Trademark colors of the Crips and Bloods street gangs, who wear blue and red respectively.
Two Los Angeles gangs have launched a sick contest betting on who will be the first to kill 100 people in 100 days.

Under the hashtag #100Days100Nights Twitter and Instagram users are warning that scores of innocent people may be risking their lives should they venture out between the streets of Western and Normandie in L.A.
The terrifying bet was allegedly made last week following the death of Rollin 100 gang member 'KP'.

The posts on Instagram and Twitter have been taken seriously by police and led LAPD officials to deploy more officers to the area, police sources told the Daily Beast.

Source: The Daily Mail

Comment: Economic and social upheaval will spur opportunists, and the desperate, towards violence. And not only from street gangs.

See: Situational Awareness - Observe, Orient, Decide, Act


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Millions of U.S. baby boomers going hungry

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A new study has found 67% of some 60,000 US adults aged 50 to 64 live in a household with an annual income of less than $20,000.
According to a new study, millions of older Americans are turning to charity for food as they face unemployment, housing shortages and poor health

The baby boomer generation was supposed to be the one that slid into its twilight years with everything sorted out - health, financial stability and long life expectancy. But that may not be the case. According to a new study, boomers - defined by the authors as people between the ages of 50 and 64 - are facing a host of health and economic challenges.

The study, released last week by Feeding America - a nonprofit network of food banks - with funding from the AARP Foundation, a lobbying group for older adults, found that roughly 8 million baby boomers are going hungry and are turning to charity for food. According to the report, which surveyed 60,000 people, the main challenges fueling the crisis were unemployment, housing shortages and poor health.

"Our network serves 13 million older adults and we expect that number to rise," said Matt Knott, president of Feeding America. "This is absolutely the right time to be taking a hard look at the data to determine the challenges our mature clients face."

Comment: The elderly living on fixed incomes are often skipping meals and having to decide whether to pay their bills, pay for medicines or buy food. It's criminal that this should be so common in wealthy countries such as the US and the UK, where it would take very little for the world's richest to make a huge difference in poverty levels for millions, if those in power had an ounce of compassion.


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Police in Berkeley conduct full-scale military operation in American neighborhood over one robbery suspect

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Military like response to one suspect shuts down American neighborhood


In a scene more reminiscent of a war-zone than an American city, Berkeley, California police conducted what looked like a full-scale military operation in a residential neighborhood in response to a one person robbery of a local laundromat.

Despite the fact that no one was injured in the robbery, police decided to effectively close down an entire neighborhood in an attempt to catch the "silver tooth" robber who they admitted may or may not have been armed. Police advised residents to stay in their homes as they went house to house to search for the suspect.

"Berkeley Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer Coats said cash was taken during the robbery but there were no injuries reported to the victim," reported Berkeleyside.com.

In the mainstream media report quoted above, the local reporter calmly reports the full-scale takeover of an American city to catch one criminal as if it was completely normal.

Comment: The "new normal" indeed, though it is anything but. It should, rather, be viewed as unacceptable and as reflection of the totalitarian time and place in which we live, and of a people gone literally mad. Normal - truly - would be to look at such events as these as utterly psychopathic in nature; with the goal of instilling fear and acquiescence to being subject to - and subsumed by - the psychopathic virus.

See also: Drivers, Beware: The costly, deadly dangers of traffic stops in the American police state


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34k veterans missed out on healthcare based on intentional backlog - whistleblower

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A whistleblower within the US Department of Veterans Affairs has alleged that about 34,000 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars lost their benefit eligibility because officials intentionally sat on applications, some until they expired.

Scott Davis, a program specialist at the department's enrollment center in Atlanta, has accused the VA of purposely delaying action on 34,000 veteran benefit applications given they did not include verified income information, data that is not required for veterans to receive benefits.

Davis reportedly told to Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia that 18,000 veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan were waiting to hear of their pending applications, while 16,000 others lost eligibility after the VA ignored their applications for five years.

Veterans have five years after their discharge from the service to apply for benefits, the Washington Examiner reported. Davis said the VA sat on many of the applications in question -- marking them as pending -- until eligibility ran out.

"This is not an accident, not when you get to those numbers," Davis told the Examiner. "The VA, again, intentionally has artificial barriers to reduce the number of people who can use the system."

The VA has yet to respond to the allegations.

Davis corresponded via letters with two Republican members of Congress to report that the Atlanta VA center sat on benefit applications or sent veterans away due to incomplete forms.

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Transhumanist Party presidential candidate proposes surveillance brain chips for prisoners and common citizens

Maybe the solution to all crime is more surveillance and direct control over the minds of all prisoners, anyone marked with violent tendencies and ultimately everyone in society.

That's what one futurist is proposing, as he runs on a political platform based around psycho-physical state control over mind and body.

Zoltan Istvan, presidential candidate for the Transhumanist Party, thinks that prisoners would be better motivated to obey the law if the death penalty were abolished, and it be replaced by implanting a surveillance brain chip that notify the law and can even deploy a "tranquiliser triggered to block violent behavior."

Of course, once it becomes legal to control the brains of one sector of society (convicted criminals), the rest of society may follow, each with their own rationales and justifications that make using spy chips inside the brain somehow acceptable.

Comment: This is all for the safety of the community, of course. The transhumanist agenda has the best interests of humanity at heart.


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NYPD brutally beat man, pin him to floor during arrest; angry crowd gathers in protest

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Several New York police officers have brutally beaten a man they were holding on the floor during his arrest in a Brooklyn store, a YouTube video shows. A crowd of customers who gathered at the scene were demanding that the officers stop.

The man identified by The Daily News as Alando Brissett, 25, reportedly got into an argument with an employee at the Target retail outlet in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn on Saturday night, when he demanded a receipt after returning bottles. Police were summoned when he refused to leave the store.

The video of the arrest shows four policemen, including a female officer, holding Brissett down on the floor and hitting him in the back several times. One officer then pinned the suspect's head to the floor with his knee.


"Stop f**king hitting him," a woman is heard yelling in the video and the crowd is seen to be gathering.

"One person, 50 police. It's wrong, that's not good," and "You can't hit him, don't hit him!" the customers are heard shouting.

Later about 20 more officers arrived at the scene and Brissett was escorted to a police car.

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VIDEO: Israeli soldiers shot hundreds of Palestinian children with live ammunition, and its devastating impact

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“The Smaller They Are, The Harder It Is!”
"Before I was shot I did not bother anyone or get angry with anybody," says Basel Kamal Safi from Deir Ammar refugee camp, near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

He was just 17 when an Israeli soldier shot him with live ammunition.

"Now I get angry because of the pain, especially when someone accidentally touches my injury," he says in the short video above.

It is one of two videos published recently by Defense for Children International - Palestine (DCI-Palestine), highlighting the experiences of children shot by Israeli occupation forces with live ammunition.

The second video, below, features Fadel Abu Odwan, a 14-year-old in Gaza whose injury will leave him unable to have children.

In 2014, live ammunition fired by Israeli soldiers killed 11 Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank.

Another 299 children sustained gunshot injuries, according to data from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Israeli human rights group B'Tselem condemned in June Israel's continued use of live ammunition to kill and injure unarmed Palestinians.


Comment: Warning: graphic images at the end of article.


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Psycho newspaper columnist calls for 'euthanasia vans' as Britain has 'far too many old people'

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Media personality Katie Hopkins claims the UK has "far too many old people" and says she would be "super keen on euthanasia vans" to eradicate the problem.

The controversial Sun columnist, who only recently apologized for the language in her inflammatory piece which referred to immigrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean as "cockroaches," said it was "ridiculous" that animals could be put to sleep, "but not people."

In an interview with the Radio Times, she argued although medical science allowed people to live longer, that didn't necessarily mean it was the right path to choose.

"We just have far too many old people," she said. "It's ridiculous to be living in a country where we can put dogs to sleep but not people."

"We need to accept that just because medical advances mean we can live longer, it's not necessarily the right thing to do."

Her solution to the problem? "Easy. Euthanasia vans - just like ice-cream vans - that would come to your home."

Comment: Epic fail.
"Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members."

Pearl Buck, My Several Worlds: A Personal Record (1954)



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Three hospitalized after Oregon state government offices receive suspicious packages

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The FBI is assisting the Oregon State Police in a statewide investigation into suspicious mail received at multiple government offices. Three people have been hospitalized and some of the packages contained an "unknown substance," according to police.

The conditions of those hospitalized are unclear.

Authorities announcing the investigation on Monday said packages had been received at government offices, sheriff's offices and courthouses, local media reported.

Comment: The "organization" that sent the envelopes appears to be unhappy with the Oregon government.


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Again? Black woman found dead in Cleveland jail cell, family demands answers

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A black woman has been found dead in her prison cell near Cleveland, Ohio, police said, adding that the autopsy "revealed no suspicious injuries." Her family, however, claims she was "perfectly fine" a day before she died.

The sister of Ralkina Jones, 37, told the Cleveland.com news website that she talked to her sister on the eve of her death.

"She was perfectly fine. She didn't complain of nothing, saying she was hurting or anything," Renee Ashford said.

"[My sister] would want us to find out why. You can't just tell me one minute I seen my sister, then the next day she dead. That don't even make sense. And it's just, 'I can't help you. I can't tell you.' Like, no. That's un-human."

The oldest of seven children, Jones had an 11-year-old daughter. "She was a go-getter... She was the person who held us together," Ashford said.

Comment: SOTT Focus: The murder of Sandra Bland and America's 'color revolution'