” In disgusting dashcam footage uploaded to YouTube on Thursday, two Austin Police Officers, Michael Castillo and Mark Lytle, are heard bragging about how important they are, then whistling at a woman and saying “Go ahead. Call the cops. They can’t unrape you.” while investigating a fender bender on May 24.
An APD spokesperson stated they were unaware of the video until they were contacted by local station KXAN, providing them with this comment-
Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. The attitude and commentary depicted within this video are not consistent with the level of professionalism we expect of our officers and does not represent the values of the Austin Police Department.
On Friday, the department confirmed the validity of the video, which was released by a lawyer who stumbled upon it as he was working on a case related to the car accident, and issued a statement which read-
The Austin Police Department has validated the video/audio publicly released pursuant to the Texas Open Records Act. The officers in the video/audio have been identified as Austin Police officers. Upon learning of the video’s contents, the Department immediately launched an internal investigation. The investigation will include a comprehensive audit of the involved officers’ contacts with victims of sexual assault to ensure the actions taken during the contacts meet the expectations of the Department, the public and most importantly, the victims. Upon conclusion of the investigation, the Department will take appropriate corrective action.”
Free Thought Project has the story
” A TX man who frequents a particular bar is being sought after he shot and killed two of four armed robbers that came into the bar just after closing Saturday morning. The armed patron ignored TX state law that prohibits carrying a firearm in an establishment where alcohol is served.
This man is currently being sought by police, and will likely face felony charges. Other bar patrons, however, are speaking out about this man’s good deeds and feel that he did the right thing.
After shots were fired, the patron left, probably due to the fact that he was breaking the law. “
Concealed Nation has more
” Activist and independent journalist Brett Sanders was conducting a First Amendment test in White Settlement, TX.
He was filming outside of the Lockheed Martin facility when 3 officers pulled up to inquire as to what he was doing.
What happened next was completely unpredictable. The officers from White Settlement police department weren’t belligerent or confrontational. They were actually cordial.
Sanders refused to identify and they actually respected him for it! Instead of shoving his camera down or trying to confiscate it one officer sparks up a conversation about Sanders’ camera and equipment because he also enjoys photography.”
Credit where credit is due … we spend plenty of time highlighting the actions of horrible cops that have no respect for the Constitution and it is only fair to publicize the honorable actions of law enforcement officers when they come to our attention as well . Kudos to these three White Settlement officers .
Free Thought Project
” The man who has become the first Ebola patient to develop symptoms in the United States told officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital last Friday that he had just arrived from West Africa but was not admitted that day because that information was not passed along at the hospital, officials acknowledged Wednesday.
The man, Thomas E. Duncan, was sent home under the mistaken belief that he had only a mild fever, a hospital administrator said; the information that he had traveled from Liberia, one of the nations at the heart of the Ebola epidemic, was overlooked. “
” Mr. Duncan came back to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday and was admitted for treatment, but in those two days in between, his contacts with a number of people — including five schoolchildren and the medics who helped transport him to the hospital — potentially exposed them to Ebola, forcing officials to monitor and isolate them in their homes and to begin a thorough cleaning of the schools the students attended. Mr. Duncan is now in serious but stable condition.”
NY Times has more on this even as Obama claims to have set up “screening process” at the borders
” American citizens describing themselves as “deeply concerned” with Obama administration immigration policies plan a mass protest on Saturday to press their demand to seal the southern border by blocking traffic at more than a dozen U.S. crossings.
Demonstrators will attempt to stop incoming and outgoing traffic at 17 of the 63 locations in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California listed on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website.
Rob Chupp, an organizer of the action publicized as “Shut Down All Ports Of Entry,” said more than a thousand people are expected to gather across the several states at the same time, 8 a.m. PDT/10 a.m. CDT at targeted checkpoints, park their vehicles in every lane and turn them off.”
Update: Due to threats of violence the planned “Shut Down All Points Of Entry” protests planned for today have been cancelled :
" PROTEST IS CANCELLED.....PROTEST IS CANCELLED......
There has been an unsubstantiated threat of mass violence to attendees, along with very suspicious activity on the Facebook site. These two items are more than enough for me to immediatelystop any protest that was going to occur.
Your lives, and the lives of our law enforcement, are more important than any protest.
I apologize for the inconvenience, but we must remain safe and not put anyone in danger. If you attend, you are not just putting yourself in danger, but the law enforcement officers, as well. They are there to watch you, the protesters against you and the unknown threat. That is not the purpose of this event! Risking anyone's life is not worth it!
Please pass the word along to everyone!
Stasyi Barth "
” While the world’s attention is focused on the Islamic State, and its jihadis tell Americans that they will “drown all of you in blood,” jihad activity continues in the United States – although hardly anyone notices through the fog of mainstream media obfuscation.”
Robert Spencer tells the whole story , complete with videos . Anyone that doubts that Islam is at war with the West is a fool . Meanwhile the Obama administration would have the public believe that the greatest domestic terror threat comes from “homegrown right-wing extremists” …
” A game warden hit in the head with a rock while trying to seize a raft. Police officers wounded in an hours-long standoff with a gang member wanted for murder. Criminals spewing obscenities and death threats at local cops before asking for – and receiving – medical treatment.
And that was just last week.
A weekly report distributed by a Texas state agency to senior law enforcement officials paints a grim picture of the Mexican border, where authorities regularly confront illegal immigrant gang members and draw automatic gunfire from across the Rio Grande, and where local, state and federal authorities fight a never-ending battle against drug smugglers.”
We are being invaded at the behest of the man charged with the very responsibility of preventing such occurences . Read the rest at Fox .