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Horror in Nice: Awful moment when killer truck hits unsuspecting people filmed from front (Graphic Video)

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Another shocking video has come to light from the tragic Nice truck attack filmed just meters from the speeding truck as it plowed through the crowd, shocking and bring devastation to the revelers' Bastille Day celebration. WARNING: SOME MAY FIND THE FOLLOWING FOOTAGE DISTURBING

USA

The tree of liberty is dead: There will be no second American Revolution

"A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty."—James Madison
America is a ticking time bomb.

All that remains to be seen is who—or what—will set fire to the fuse.

We are poised at what seems to be the pinnacle of a manufactured breakdown, with police shooting unarmed citizens, snipers shooting police, global and domestic violence rising, and a political showdown between two presidential candidates equally matched in unpopularity.

The preparations for the Republican and Democratic national conventions taking place in Cleveland and Philadelphia—augmented by a $50 million federal security grant for each city—provide a foretaste of how the government plans to deal with any individual or group that steps out of line: they will be censored, silenced, spied on, caged, intimidated, interrogated, investigated, recorded, tracked, labeled, held at gunpoint, detained, restrained, arrested, tried and found guilty.

Attention

2 years since cops killed Eric Garner — so far only person facing punishment is man who filmed It

Two years have now elapsed since New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo choked Eric Garner to death for the apparently egregious crime of selling loose cigarettes — but the only one facing any punishment for what many believe to be a cold-blooded murder is the man who filmed it.

"I can't breathe," Garner pleaded eleven times — caught on film by Ramsey Orta — though Pantaleo refused to release his grip on the man's neck.

Garner's plea for his life became the rallying call of Black Lives Matter and police brutality activists across the nation and around the world — though the inhumanity of having to beg for one's life after committing a nonviolent, victimless crime remains sadly all-too-common.

Pistol

United States police officers killed by guns surges by 72 percent - compared to July 2015

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A Dallas police sergeant wears a mourning band on his badge during a prayer vigil in a park following the multiple police shooting in Dallas, Texas, U.S., July 8, 2016.
The fatal shootings of three police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has pushed the number of cops killed by firearms so far this year to 31 ‒ a whopping 72 percent higher than the same period last year.

The surge in police fatalities, recorded by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, follows a particularly deadly month for law enforcement after the high profile killings of police officers in Dallas, Texas and Baton Rouge. Cops were also shot in Michigan, Georgia, Tennessee and Missouri in incidents that garnered less media attention.

A total 31 police officers have been killed by guns in the line of duty up thus far in 2016, compared to 18 during the same period in 2015, according to the statistics.

Bizarro Earth

UK police killing of 18 year-old Mzee Mohammed sparks outrage, echos US tensions

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People take part in a protest against police brutality and in support of Black Lives Matter in New York July 9, 2016.
#BlackLivesMatter protests, which have reared up again following the recent high profile deaths of black men at the hands of US police, have found an echo in the UK following the death of Mzee Mohammed in Liverpool. Mohammed died earlier this month following his arrest by Merseyside Police, who booked him for "aggressive and erratic"behavior. Video footage released after his death revealed how Mohammed was held face down by several police officers while paramedics attended to the 18-year-old.

Mohammed's mother, Karla, said at a Liverpool protest in his honor: "I will not rest; I will walk in my son's shoes until I get answers, and anyone who had a hand in my boy's death will be brought to justice. "My son will not be a number or a statistic. His death will not be in vain."

Demonstrations have also taken place in London, where Black Lives Matter campaigners called for "Justice for Mzee" as they staged sit-ins, roadblocks and confrontations with police. In his memory, the new national executive council of the National Union of Students started its very first meeting with a minute of silence. According to the charity Inquest, Mzee Mohammed is the twenty-first black person to die in UK custody in the last six years. More than 140 black and other minority ethnic (BAME) people have died under police protection since 1990.


Airplane

Rio's olympic airport: Havoc, congestion as security tightens

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New rules.
Airport staff in Rio de Janeiro's Santos Dumont had never seen anything like it. Just 18 days before the start of the Olympics, security lines were so long they snaked around the entire second floor of the terminal. The reason for the chaos at the city's picturesque domestic airport centered on new security guidelines starting Monday that require passengers to go through checks as though they were flying international. Travelers in Brazil are not usually required to remove coins, belts or separate laptops for domestic flights.

"I've never seen a line like this," said Claudia Regina, a staffer who's worked at the same airport jewelry store for 12 years. "People were complaining and were stressed about missing their flights."

While aviation agency Anac said the measures weren't connected to the Olympics, they were announced on Friday after a terror attack in Nice prompted Brazilian authorities to promise stricter security procedures during the games, which begin on Aug. 5. Andre Luis, a security official for airport operator Infraero at Santos Dumont, said he expected further delays on Monday evening when the number of flights out of the airport reaches its peak.

In an effort to ease congestion, passengers were handed clear plastic bags to separate their metallic objects while they waited in the lines. Luis said the security measures would be heaviest in Rio but would also affect passengers flying into the city from other parts of the country. He said airlines should have informed passengers to arrive at the airport earlier than usual. Peak hours are between 6 and 7 a.m. and 7 and 9 p.m.

Securing the airport is vital to the success of the games, with several delegations, including the British team, training outside of Rio. The early morning chaos follows a security scare last week when a pilot had to abort a landing when a group of pedestrians wandered onto the runway.

Comment: Rio: Welcome to the rest of the repressed world, changed for the worse by massive propaganda manipulations and fear mongering. Refreshing to hear you have managed to keep the security wolves from your door for so long.


Cult

Court documents reveal former head of Church of England covered-up sex assaults by pedophile bishop

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Ball is pictured in 1992 with the Prince of Wales, whom he once described as 'a loyal friend'.
Police should investigate former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey of Clifton for misconduct, a lawyer for bishop Peter Ball's victims has urged, following the release of documents that suggest the head of the Church of England knew about the abuse allegations but failed to act.

Ball, now 84, was jailed last year for sexual assaults on eighteen teenagers between 1977 and 1992. The disgraced bishop was first cautioned for gross indecency with a teenage boy in 1993, but avoided trial and was allowed to continue working in schools and churches.

Sussex police documents, released under the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act last week, reveal that Lambeth Palace, the residence of the head of the Church, received six letters and a number of verbal reports detailing allegations of abuse shortly after the initial investigation into Ball in 1992.

In the letters, Ball is accused of encouraged victims to pray naked, perform sex acts in front of him and share his bed.

The files indicate the Church failed to pass this evidence on to police. In February 1993, Lord Carey wrote to the director of public prosecutions and a chief constable in support of Ball.

Comment: These latest revelations are par for the course, pedophiles in high places are always protected:


Bomb

Iraqi forces blow up Islamic State suicide truck heading for compound using RPG

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Footage has been posted online of a truck suicide bomb destroyed before it could do any damage by Iraqi fighters with a rocket propelled grenade.

The video was shot during the battle for Ramadi in Iraq, which is some 110km west of the capital, Baghdad. A truck belonging to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) carrying explosives, was heading towards a government compound, presumably with the driver intending to blow it up to inflict maximum damage.

Iraqi forces had their men positioned to intercept the truck and just as it was getting a bit too close for comfort, a soldier armed with a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) took the vehicle out.

Attention

Another naked person going off: Man leads Italian police on chase while shouting 'praise to Allah'

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Naked man being chased by three policemen
This footage captured the moment a man ran naked through a town square shouting 'praise to Allah'.

Three policemen tried to stop the streaker as he ran at full speed through a public space.

Bemused onlookers recorded the bizarre scene as others out for a stroll were stopped in their tracks as the man, then the cops, raced past them.

The 22-year-old man from Tunisia, who has not been named, was seen running in the nude around the Pratto della Valle Square in the city of Padua in northern Italy.

He was spotted by a passing police patrol and amused onlookers watched as a game of cat and mouse unfolded.

Comment: Recent crazy, naked people stories:


Bullseye

Germany: Refugee injures 4 in grisly axe attack before being killed by police

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The attacker fled the train but was chased and shot dead by police.
A teenage Afghan refugee armed with an axe and knife injured four people on a train in southern Germany before being shot dead by police, officials say.

Three people in a group from Hong Kong were seriously hurt and one slightly injured in the attack in Wurzburg. Another 14 were treated for shock.

Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said the attacker was killed as he tried to flee the scene.

The motive for the attack is not yet clear.

The South China Morning Post said it was believed the four injured were a 62-year-old man, his 58-year-old wife, their daughter, 27, and her boyfriend, 31. The 17-year-old son travelling with them was not hurt, it said.