Category: Culture


Grand Jury Recommends DA Take Action In Euharlee Police Shooting

 

 

 

Christopher Roupe

Christopher Roupe

 

 

” More than two months after Euharlee Police Cpl. Beth Gatney shot and killed 17-year-old Christopher Roupe while serving warrants, a Bartow County grand jury on Tuesday referred the case to District Attorney Rosemary Greene’s office.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called to investigate after the Feb. 14 shooting.

  Gatney and a second officer were serving two warrants at 937 Euharlee Road, Lot 5, when Roupe answered the door with a handgun pointed at the officer, according to the GBI at the time. The officer fired, hitting Roupe in the shoulder. A source said Roupe bled to death before emergency response personnel arrived.”

 

 

 

Beth Gatney

Beth Gatney

 

 

” The GBI’s report was sent to Greene’s office more than two weeks ago, and a Daily Tribune News open records request has been filed for that report.

  Euharlee Police Chief Terry Harget on Tuesday afternoon said he was not familiar with the grand jury decision and declined to comment.”

 

 

 

It’s about time we are seeing the wheels of justice start creaking along for Christopher Roupe . Ms Gatney’s checkered history in her previous places of employment should have precluded her from ever being an armed public servant and since the “authorities” failed to make that happen another young man full of promise is dead at the hands of the State .

Read more about the grand jury decision and what comes next .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Facebook Knows Everything About You, And If You Don’t Believe Us Here’s Proof

 

 

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” A marketing stunt for the upcoming Ubisoft game “Watch Dogs” is inadvertently allowing users to check how well they’ve set up their Facebook privacy settings.

  The campaign called “Digital Shadow“, which currently is available only in the US, requests permission to access a user’s account and then pulls information to build a comprehensive dossier of the user as if he or she were an assassin’s target. And we do mean comprehensive.

  Digital Shadow first shows users the photos they’ve tagged as public, then it moves on to examine their friends. It shows users which of their Facebook friends they interact with most, which interact with them the most, which they don’t interact with at all, and (gulp) which friends they’ve been stalking that haven’t been stalking them back. (Those who’ve been keeping tabs on their exes should avoid this section at all costs.) “

 

    We’ve tried and tried without success to access the “Digital Shadow” website in order to report first-hand on how it works but the site is either down for service or , more likely , swamped with traffic from the above referenced article .

 

 

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N. Texas Farmer Says Deputy Shot, Killed His Dog Without Reason

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A Rains County, TX farmer says his dog was killed recently by a sheriff’s deputy for no good reason, and now that farmer’s campaign on Facebook is getting national attention.

  The deputy, though, says the dog, Candy, threatened his safety. Candy’s owner, Cole Middleton, is a third generation dairy farmer.

  Last week, someone broke into Middleton’s house. He was on his tractor when the deputy arrived to investigate.

  Middleton could see Candy in the bed of his truck, and when the deputy walked up to the house, Candy jumped down. She was barking, and then Middleton lost sight of her.

“ The officer comes down and says, ‘Sir, I’m sorry, I shot your dog — she charged me,’” said Middleton. “I became very hysterical and very upset…I said, ‘No, no, no…you shot my baby.’”

 

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Man Man - Choose Your Bag Wisely

 

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” What does it take to be a Preview girl? Its the question that inspired Preview’s online campaign, that pooled together some of the country’s most creative minds to portray the different facets of the fashionable woman. Today, one of the videos from the campaign has gone viral, getting over four million views to date.”

We found this video on Facebook and thought our audience would get a kick out of it . Beware the crocodiles …

Boy’s Love Of Gospel Music May Have Saved His Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Earlier this month, police say a man kidnapped then nine-year-old Willie Myrick from his southwest Atlanta driveway. He allegedly drove the boy around for some time before dropping him off unharmed in East Point.

  But Willie’s actions during those terrifying three hours are inspiring people around the country. Willie says he sang the gospel song “Every Praise” until the man let him go.

  Thursday evening, community leaders held a meeting in Willie’s honor, celebrating his happy ending, but also telling other parents and children what to do if this happens to them.”

 

 

Last week it was a pair of twins defeating a carjacker with a rubber snake and now we have this …

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From Free Talk Live

 

 

Number of TSA agents arrested for theft since 2003: 400

 

TSA Arrests

 

 

Number of terrorists caught by the TSA: 0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police Chief: Not Wanting To Talk To Police Officers Is ‘Odd’

 

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” This insight into how police think the public should interact with them is certainly enlightening. (via this tweet and Amy Alkon’s Advice Goddess blog)

  The backstory is this: a woman was walking down the street when a motorcycle cop approached her, asked her if she lived in the area and if she would talk to him. She says his approach made her feel uncomfortable, so she refused and continued on her way.

” I thought that maybe he was flirting,” she said. “I just thought it was odd, I thought it was odd. I wasn’t really sure but I felt uncomfortable because there wasn’t anyone around.”

She says she was worried he might not even a real cop, so she refused to stop and began jogging away from him.

” He just crept along beside me on his motorcycle and he started saying, ‘Hey ma’am! I want to talk to you. Hey stop, ma’am! I want to talk to you.’ Then my anxiety rose even higher,” she said.

  This was followed shortly thereafter by the cop dismounting, chasing her down, tackling her and placing her under arrest. The police chief claims this arrest was for “walking on the wrong side of the road,” (as well as “evading arrest” and “resisting arrest”) despite the fact that the woman wasn’t ultimately charged with anything.

  Even if the preceding events could possibly be dismissed as hearsay, or something tainted by false impressions and emotions, there’s the police chief’s responses to questions about this interaction.

Whitehouse Police Chief Craig Shelton says this:

  Shelton says by law you’re not required to stop and talk to an officer if there’s not a lawful reason for them to be stopping you.

But then he says this:

” Normally if a police officer pulls up, in my opinion, it’s awful odd for somebody just to take off and not want to speak to the police officer,” Shelton said.”

    The days of the citizens happily interacting with the police are over Chief . The “war on drugs” , the “war on terror” and all the corruption and heavy-handedness they have wrought have seen to that . Public trust in the “authorities” is gone . To the average citizen there is seldom anything positive to come from any interaction with the State .

Read the rest at Techdirt

Another Smidgen Of IRS Corruption

 

 

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” There’s nothing like the truth to erode the credibility of America’s chief executive. Remember when President Obama told Bill O’Reilly during his Super Bowl interview “There is not a smidgen of corruption,” referring to the IRS?

  Not only does it appear there might be a “smidgen” of corruption, there is apparently a steaming pile of incompetence as well. According to a report by the Associated Press, the Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses. More than 2,800 workers got bonuses despite facing a disciplinary action in the previous year, including 1,150 who owed back taxes. A report by J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration indicates the bonuses were awarded from October 2010 through December 2012. George also uncovered the IRS targeting of conservative groups for which he was viciously attacked by liberal progressives.”

 

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Illustration by Michael Ramirez

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burj Khalifa Pinnacle BASE Jump – 4K

 

 

 

 

Published on Apr 22, 2014

” Skydive Dubai sponsored Soul Flyers World Champions Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen break a new World Record by BASE jumping from above the pinnacle of the World’s Tallest Building.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder In Juarez

 

 

 

 

 

” David Farrington, a U.S. Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) service agent, has been vexed by a troubling question for the past several years. He has reason to suspect a colleague deliberately failed to warn an American working at a U.S. consulate in Mexico that she was targeted for assassination by a drug cartel.

  Farrington, a former Marine and 10-year veteran of the State Department’s security service, was the first agent to get to the scene of the March 13, 2010, Juarez murders—another car carrying a consulate employee was attacked as well—and caught the case, as they say in police lingo. But his revulsion quickly turned to consternation, and then obsession, when he began asking questions about the whereabouts of the consulate’s chief security officer that day. Eventually, he was taken off the case, according to State Department emails obtained by Newsweek, relieved of his badge and gun, and ordered to undergo a psychological fitness review. But he hasn’t given up.”

 

 

 

Benghazi is not the only place where Hillary and Obama’s State Dept let Americans die …

 

 

 

Leslie Enriquez and her husband were gunned down as they drove away from a birthday party in the drug-and-violence-wracked border city of Juarez four years ago last month. Nearly simultaneously, another car leaving the party was sprayed with bullets, killing the husband of a Mexican employee of the U.S. consulate. A senior Mexican police official said later that a drug cartel enforcer who confessed to the murders claimed Enriquez was targeted because she was helping a rival gang with U.S. visas—an allegation denied by U.S. officials.”

 

 

 

The rot in Obama & Hillary’s State Dept knows no bounds …

 

 

” Documents show that the Juarez case was just one of a slew of episodes in which investigators charged that senior State Department officials deep-sixed investigations to protect careers or avoid scandal. In June 2013, CBS News aired a report by John Miller, a former FBI chief spokesman, based on an internal IG memo citing instances in which “investigations were influenced, manipulated or simply called off” by senior department officials. The most sensational case involved allegations that the American ambassador to Belgium routinely shook off his security detail to pursue sex with hookers and/or minor children in a city park. He was quietly replaced.

  Other cover-ups cited by Miller involved allegations that a diplomatic security agent in Beirut “engaged in sexual assaults’ on foreign nationals hired as embassy guards; that an “underground drug ring” in Baghdad may have supplied narcotics to State Department security contractors; and that agents in former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s security detail “engaged prostitutes while on official trips in foreign countries”—a problem the IG report described as “endemic.”

 

 

 

   Read the whole sordid story at Newsweek , although for all of the information provided about massive corruption within the State Department there is not a single mention of the bosses , Hillary and Obama . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Michael Berry

 

 

Upside Down World

 

 

… Doctors destroy healthcare , lawyers destroy justice , universities destroy knowledge , governments destroy freedom , the press destroys information , religion destroys morals and our banks destroy the economy … Welcome to the bizarro-world of Obama and big government 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYPD’s Twitter Photo Contest Backfires With Images Of Aggressive Police Force

 

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” The New York Police Department attempted to harness Twitter to drum up support today, but things haven’t exactly gone as planned. Earlier today, the official NYPD Twitter account asked followers to tweet photos of themselves with NYC police officers under the hashtag #myNYPD — but so far, many users have jumped on that hashtag to flood it with images of police aggressively apprehending apparent suspects. So far, these are hardly the friendly images the NYPD was hoping for.”

 

 

 

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” While it’s hard to say if the force used in many of the pictures tagged with the #myNYPD hashtag is justified or not, the overall sentiment is clearly one in defense of citizens against an overly brutal police presence. Either way, there’s little doubt that the anti-police co-opting of the #myNYPD hashtag is picking up mainstream attention — it’s one of the top trending items on Twitter right now.”

 

 

 

   Read more at the Verge and the Huff Post while you can visit #myNYPD here and see lots of less than flattering NYPD photos .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Carolina Deputy Snatches Two Phones, Fails To Snatch Third, As She Handcuffs Man For No Reason

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” As a drill instructor in the United States Marines, Natalie Barber learned she can get people to do what she wants by yelling at them.

  And that technique probably still works for her today as a deputy with the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office.

  But it didn’t work Saturday night when she tried using it on Carlos Jaramillo, a former United States Marine combat instructor and longtime Photography is Not a Crime reader.

  Frustrated that he didn’t obey her unlawful orders to “put the phone down” as he was recording her from his front porch, she ended up snatching the phone and handcuffing the 35-year-old father in front of his wife and kids, then snatching his son’s phone when he tried recording the detainment, injuring the teen’s hand and damaging his phone.

  But she was unable to snatch a third phone belonging to his wife, which his son picked up and began recording from behind the screened door after his own phone was snatched.

  All three clips survived, proving that Barber lied in the incident report, posted below, where she accused Jaramillo of “being aggressive” and “causing commotion and distracting me from doing my job.” “

 

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VIDEO: Watch ‘Megadeth’ Frontman Mock Obama’s ‘F$#@ing Mom Jeans’ Onstage

 

 

 

 

” Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine was caught on video by a fan at their April 19 concert in Tucson, Arizona, mocking President Obama’s penchant for wearing “mom jeans.” And he used some rather colorful language in doing so…

“Imagine if I was your president… Oh boy! I’ll tell you what – there would be no f**king mom jeans on this guy!” “

IJR has more

Officer Trips, Pushes Students After Soccer Match; Police Investigating

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Vandegrift High School won their first soccer state championship Saturday. If you look at the video attached with this story, you can see what appears to be a uniformed Georgetown police officer tripping and pushing students as they rush onto the field after the win.

  A spokesman for the Georgetown Police Department said parents began emailing the department early Sunday morning, alerting them of the video.

  As you see students rush the field after the win, a uniformed Georgetown police officer can be seen sticking his leg out to trip a high school student. He then tries to trip another student.

  Then, YouTube video shot by a student at the game shows one of them limping off the field.”

 

 

Read on about the completely unnecessary violence visited on several revelers by a uniformed officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knob Creek 2014 Shoot (Photo Heavy)

 

 

 

 

 

” The famous Knob Creek Gun Range bi-annual Machine Gun Shoot needs no introduction. It is heaven-on-earth for gun nuts, or at least for gun nuts with cash to burn on ammunition. The April shoot happened last weekend. Roy of Andrews Armory, Little Rock, AR and Houston Hardin of Xrayguns.com (the man who makes those awesome xray gun prints) sent me these photos taken at the shoot … “

 

 

 

Knob Creek Shoot 2014

 

 

Tons more photos at The Firearms Blog

 

 

 

 

 

Cowboy Poet Waddie Mitchell Pens ‘Call to All’ In Nevada Ranch Standoff

 

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” Famed cowboy poet and Nevada rancher Waddie Mitchell , who spoke with Newsmax TV last week about the clash between Bundy and the BLM, has made the standoff the subject of his latest poem. He shared the piece, “A Call to All,” with Newsmax:



  This poem is not about a cowman who refused to give up rights
Or how the Feds have treated him and started all these fights
And it’s not about what side I’m on for a tortoise or some fees
This is all about our government out doing as it please

A Call To All

Americans, listen up and fear
About what’s happening out here
How our bureaucracies do anything to win
They stomp all over rights
Starting State and local fights
Stealing land and property from citizens

How the bureau of mis-management
Doesn’t even have to get consent
To spend six million to put one lone rancher down
Cuz, a tortoise might get stepped on
And some fees they disagree on ,,
Make it worth Gestapo force with guns and hounds?

The roots from which this stems
Come from their rules, all wrote by them
And they enforce their rules, but if you disagree
Guess who judges the whole mess?
You don’t even have to guess
The monster’s growing folks, it’s hungry and wants feed

Shall we all just sit and watch
While they carve another notch
From the rights that they have whittled on for years
One more gouge might cut plumb through
Allowing government to rule
And that would be the summit of our fears

Do you want a wolf Bo Peep
That will kill and eat your sheep
Or a guard dog to protect the sheep you own?
The offensive they’ve unfurled
Is reminiscent of third world
Who have ever thought it’d happen here at home?

And the puppet bureaucrats
Who are supposed to have our backs
The gorilla tactics they employ, folks, just ain’t right
They are poking hornet nests
Causing anger and unrest
They’ve no idea the deep resolve of folks they’ll fight

And sheriff, what the Hell’s with you ?
Do what you were sworn to do
Your siding with the Feds on this seems odd
Which politician got to you?
You protect and serve just who?
We need sheriffs not afraid to do their job

For, if they get away with this
Our freedom’s thrown to the abyss
And we will all feel Big Bad Brother’s iron hand
We best get out of our chairs
Prove to them that we do care
For the rights and freedoms that have built this land

Civil disobedience
Makes sense, when there’s no other sense ‘
It’s a shame but sometimes people must stand strong
It worked for Civil rights and Vietnam
And for the rights that women won
And,in each case, it proved the government was wrong

And how did the Feds respond?
Well, they went so far beyond
And murdered citizens for how they think and feel
How many wars, of late, have we been in
Because they lied and fed their spin?
And we lost soldiers, reputation and billions in the deal

You good folks who do not live out here
It’s best you listen close and fear
The systems rigged and now they’re wanting more
They’ve shown willingness to kill
For things against the peoples will
As Americans are we to take much more?

And this ruling with force and fear
Seems to escalate each year
Friends,they are nothing more than ‘enemies of state’
Why would they come with thugs and snipers
Taze and threaten folks like vipers
If what they’re doing is at all legitimate?

And for the mess that we have got
Follow the trail way up the top
They need arrested where they haven’t spread their claws
We go get individual crooks
That are juggling the books
Why does a government job protect them from the law

And accomplices should do time
For participating in the crime
Just as bank robbers, armed and acting tough
I can’t conceive what kind of minds
Would condone these kinds of crimes
Against neighbors just saying, “that’s enough”

And the puppet bureaucrats
Alibi- ing shameful acts
Like the guards did from the concentration camps
Claim “We just do what we are told”
That willingness make tyrants bold
All agencies and powers need revamped

It’s sad but true, it’s come to this
Our government has gone amiss
Just when last did the Senate do its job?
Have they earned thIs kind of clout
Or even your benefit of doubt?
We’d be better off if we dealt with the mob

Remember, Waco, Ruby Ridge, Kent State ?
Will you allow that be our fate?
While we stand up for the rights of me and you
The facts are there, folks, you discern
Stand and show that you ‘re concerned
For the nightmare of Big Brother’s coming true!

And don’t believe there’s “Public Ground”
That just has a pleasant sound
Folks it’s “federal” when they when they want to lock the gate
And our taxes pay for all their crimes
As they grow bolder all the time
Don’t let a police state with a ruler be our fate?”

Waddie Mitchell 

Newsmax has more

War On Free Speech: Starkville, Mississippi Aldermen Want Twitter Parodist Arrested

 

 

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” The War on Free Speech marches into Starkville, Mississippi, where police are seeking the master criminals who lampooned Starkville Aldermen David Little and Ben Carver using the Twitter accounts @DavidLittleBOA and @BenCarverPray.

The Daily Dolt notes:

  The two aldermen came under fire recently after instigating the removal of Starkville’s highly popular Chief Administration Officer Lynn Spruill without providing any reason for the coup other than Carver’s comment that he “prayed” about it and God told him to kick her to the curb (hence the parody handle @BenCarverPrays).”

 

 

Fake Twitter

 

 

 

   The other day we reported on the mayor of Peoria using the police to stifle dissent and in just a matter of days the tactic has reared it’s ugly head again , this time in Mississippi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Distractify

 

 

FREE wifi great BEER

Here’s another sample of the sidewalk witticisms you’re sure to enjoy … 

Unattended Children

For a good laugh , be sure to check out the rest

Watch Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal Narrowly Avoid A Train During A Railway Safety Press Conference

 

 

 

 

 

” Actions may speak louder than words, but Sen. Richard Blumenthal took that mentality to the extreme on Friday.

  The Connecticut Democrat was standing behind Milford Mayor Ben Blake on the town’s Metro-North station platform as the two held a press conference on railway safety. Complete with easels and charts, Blake was laying out the MTA’s safety violations, which total 139 over the last 10 years, worth $552,000 in fines.

Safety, as you know, is paramount,” Blake said — and then this happened.”

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Western Lawmakers Gather In Utah To Talk Federal Land Takeover

 

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” It’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday.

  More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil-, timber -and mineral-rich lands away from the feds.

” It’s simply time,” said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, who organized the Legislative Summit on the Transfer for Public Lands along with Montana state Sen. Jennifer Fielder. “The urgency is now.” “

Federal Lands

” Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, was flanked by a dozen participants, including her counterparts from Idaho and Montana, during a press conference after the daylong closed-door summit. U.S. Sen. Mike Lee addressed the group over lunch, Ivory said. New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Wyoming, Oregon and Washington also were represented.

  The summit was in the works before this month’s tense standoff between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management over cattle grazing, Lockhart said.

” What’s happened in Nevada is really just a symptom of a much larger problem,” Lockhart said.

Fielder, who described herself as “just a person who lives in the woods,” said federal land management is hamstrung by bad policies, politicized science and severe federal budget cuts.

“Those of us who live in the rural areas know how to take care of lands,” Fielder said, who lives in the northwestern Montana town of Thompson Falls.”

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Over 1,200 High School Seniors Sign Petition Against Michelle Obama Speaking At Their Graduation

 

 

US Presiden Barack Obama attends event aimed at expanding college opportunity

 

 

 

” According to DailyMail, “Taylor Gifford, 18, started an online petition on Thursday with over 1,200 signatures asking that Michelle Obama not speak at Topeka High School graduation… Some students feel that the speech would overshadow student accomplishments and others feel limited seating will be a problem.”

  The students are worried Michelle’s speech would overshadow their accomplishments and also limit the seating for their friends and family. But see, what these high schoolers fail to realize is that EVERYTHING is about the Obamas. That’s why the President tweeted a picture of himself to celebrate the anniversary of Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat on the bus. That’s why the President’s gift to Queen Elizabeth was an ipod pre-loaded with his speeches and photos of his inauguration. That’s why the President spent a three-day government shutdown posing for a portrait. That’s why Michelle goes on her constant vacations and hosts extravagant dinners on the taxpayer’s dime. That’s why the President showed up 30 minutes late and alone to dinner with Putin and other world leaders to discuss Syria. That’s why the President took a “selfie” at Nelson Mandela’s funeral. That’s why the President went to Vegas on the day when news broke about the attack in Benghazi. The list is unending. They aren’t leaders. They’re narcissists.”

 

Read more at Young Conservatives

 

According to The Blaze the number of signatories have climbed to 1750

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Is Asked To Decorate Tissue Box With Presidential Quotes, His Project Is Awesome!

 

 

Bill & Monica

 

 

 

 

” This is from the Reddit user Saabn. If his teacher is anything like the 98% of liberal teachers out there, I bet they were none to happy with this project. I would give him an A+! “

 

See the rest at The Minority Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lawmaker Introduces Bill Requiring Veterans To Warn Neighbors Of Their Combat Service

 

 

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” Following a second mass shooting at Fort Hood, at least one lawmaker thinks a bill currently under consideration will ensure the safety of American communities by requiring the estimated 2.6 million unstable veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan to tell their neighbors of their combat service.

  The Fortify & Unite Communities to Keep Veterans’ External Threats Secure Act (H.R. 1874) which was introduced on Tuesday, would require military veterans to register with the Department of Homeland Security and periodically “check-in” with a case officer, in addition to going door-to-door in their neighborhood to notify people nearby that they are a powder keg of post traumatic stress, alcoholism, murder, and hate just waiting to blow.

“ We really feel that we can drastically minimize the damage to some communities, especially those in troubled ‘PTSD hotspots‘ that have become a haven for these psychopathic troops,” said Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), who sponsored the legislation. “We are so thankful for their service, and now they can continue to serve on veterans probation.” “

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