One 'identified terrorist' detained on border, Hungarian Prime Minister admits: "We demonized Assad."
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 20:04 UTC
Gyorgy Bakondi, a security adviser to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, said that 20 police officers were injured in the violence after refugees and migrants broke through a razor wire fence on the border between the Hungarian town of Roszke and Horgos in Serbia on Wednesday.
Twenty-nine people were detained, said Bakondi who added that "police also captured an identified terrorist."
Comment: Hungarian media highlights:
- International jurist Laszlo Valki said: "A Hungarian police officer cannot shoot over the Hungarian border even with a water cannon."
- Serbia sends more police officers to the Hungarian border in order to assist the Hungarian police. Serbian police asks Hungarian police colleagues for mellowing of manners: "Please do not handle the refugees so aggressively."
- Hungary will build a razor wire fence on the Croatian border too, because human traffickers are constantly finding new routes toward Germany.
- Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban admits: "We demonized Assad."
Police chief forced to resign after Black Lives Matter rant calling for officers to shoot first and ask questions later
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 19:42 UTC
According to WECT Channel 6, Chief Mike Halstead wrote that BLM is "nothing more than an American born terrorist group" that was "brought on by the government, the President and his cronies Al Sharpton, who is a criminal tax evader (but has the support of our so called President), Jessi Jackson, Eric Holder and that ignorant S.O.B. Farrakhan who should be charged with solicitation for murder."
Surf City Mayor Zander Guy called Tuesday's emergency meeting after Halstead posted the densely-typed, erratically punctuated and spelled screed to Facebook on Sep. 3.
Halstead, like many people who watch Fox News, is laboring under the false impression that there is a "War on Cops" happening in the U.S. because Black Lives Matter and other activists have spoken up over the last several months about police slayings of unarmed black civilians.
People fighting back? Officer finds Black Lives Matter message written on restroom door, unreported by business
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 19:32 UTC
"I'm pretty disappointed that it was not reported by the actual business itself, and it's unfortunate to have an officer uncover that," Austin Police Association President Ken Casady told KXAN-TV. "People are certainly allowed to give their opinion, but when you call for the death of people, that is absolutely not acceptable." A criminal mischief report has now been filed, KXAN reported.
A photo of the message was posted to the Austin Police Association's Facebook page on Tuesday with a cautionary caption: "Found in south Austin. Watch your backs."
"Sometimes police departments do deserve criticism," Casady added. "I'm not saying we're perfect, but you should never, ever call for someone's death or assassination."
Tue, 15 Sep 2015 19:18 UTC
Minnesota State Reps. Tara Mack and Tim Kelly apologized to "law enforcement" but not the park ranger they claimed lied about them making out in a car in Lebanon Hills Regional Park, where Kelly was discovered with his pants unzipped and pulled down three weeks ago.
Initially, the two asserted they met to swap documents — and not spit — relating to a health insurance company at the park and vowed to lodge a formal complaint against the ranger.
"Last week, I received a citation for a nuisance. Subsequently, I have been told the officer wrote in his notes — information that I've requested, but has not yet been made public to me — statements that are completely false and inappropriate (and apparently were obtained illegally). I will be filing a complaint with the sheriff's office regarding the officer's egregious and false statements," Mack said in a statement.
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 19:13 UTC
"Officer Cynthia Whitlatch was served today with a termination notice for sustained policy violations involving bias, abuse of police discretion, and escalation of a contact on July 9, 2014," Seattle police said in a statement.
Whitlatch stopped William Wingate, now 70, as he walked down a city sidewalk leaning on the golf club, according to court documents.
In dashboard video of the incident, Wingate can be seen standing on a sidewalk, casually leaning on the club before the officer approaches and yells at him to drop his weapon. He refused for several minutes before he was arrested.
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 18:24 UTC
"We already have serious achievements. This year, we have seen an increase in the production of dairy, meat and fish products - by 26 percent, five percent and six percent respectively. Russia is ready for cooperation in import substitution with Kazakhstan and other countries from the Eurasian Economic Union," said Putin at the Russia-Kazakhstan Interregional Cooperation Forum.
Comment: Western sanctions against Russia have been having a few unintended consequences, at least for EU states:
- Thanks to sanctions Russia will be self-sufficient within a decade - Agricultural Minister
- So Western elites, how's that Russia sanction thing going?
- Western isolation of Russia has failed, opens new opportunities for Putin
Tue, 15 Sep 2015 18:01 UTC
Comment: It turns out that Elton John was pranked by two well-known Russian phone pranksters. See below for details.
The legendary artist posted on his Instagram Tuesday that Putin called him by telephone and they will meet in Russia to talk about LGBT equality.
"Thank-you to President Vladimir Putin for reaching out and speaking via telephone with me today," he posted. "I look forward to meeting with you face-to-face to discuss LGBT equality in Russia."
Putin's call came after Elton John did an interview with the BBC saying he wanted to meet with the Russian leader over his "ridiculous" attitude to gay rights.
"It's probably pie in the sky... He may laugh behind my back when he shuts the door, and call me an absolute idiot, but at least I can think I have the conscience to say I tried," he told BBC.
Elton John is currently in Ukraine and met with President Petro Poroshenko about the country supporting LGBT rights.
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 18:11 UTC
Firefighters and more than 100 ambulances have been dispatched to the scene, Haber Turk reports. The depot belongs to the Diyarbakir police Special Operations Department, it added.
There have been no casualties or injuries, according to NTV.
Comment: Although the cause of the explosion is unknown, it is rather suspect that it occurred at the police 'special operations' department. Perhaps this was not an accidental explosion?
Turkey experiences 'unprecedented' series of terrorist attacks as war against Syria continues to heat up
The NATO gift that keeps on giving: Refugees seeking new routes forced through old Croatian minefields
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 16:48 UTC
Thousands of desperate refugees who have been turned away at the Hungarian border may be forced to try and cross deadly Croatian minefields in search of safety in Europe.
Left over in the aftermath of the 1990s Balkan wars, there are thought to be between 60,000 and 100,000 landmines covering a 310 square mile area across Croatia.
Efforts to clear them were halted by extensive flooding in 2014, and it is unknown how many remain or are still active.
It makes for a potentially deadly prospect for refugees who, as of Wednesday morning, have begun arriving in Croatia on their way north towards Austria and Germany.
Minesweeping teams have been scrambled to the border area with Serbia, officials said. A spokesperson for the Croatian Demining Centre told Reuters: "Police have contacted us and we sent a team to the border area in eastern Croatia."
Volunteer groups on social media dedicated to helping refugees in Croatia have been publishing guidelines on how to avoid mines and maps showing where the main minefields are.
And while officials said active minefields were clearly marked with warning signs, hundreds have been killed and many more injured by mines since the end of the civil war in 1995.
Comment: It's not enough that these poor people have had to flee their homes because of western-backed violence, they have to contend with the horrors of previous western-backed violence
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 17:14 UTC
Shortly after the bus broke down, a commuter train slammed into it on the crossing, as shaken pupils watched.
After bringing the children and herself to safety, the driver had also tried to alert rail staff by phone, but could not prevent the collision.
The crossing at Buxtehude southwest of Hamburg was reopened late on Wednesday afternoon after repairs.
Comment: Here is a video of the incident: