Tag Archive: Miami


SWAT Team Sent To Lil Wayne’s Miami Home In Apparent Hoax

 

 

 

 

 

” A SWAT team arrived at Lil Wayne‘s Miami home Wednesday afternoon after reports of gunshots and injuries. But despite a scan of Wayne’s property, the team found no signs of foul play following the hour-plus search. Miami police representative Ernesto Rodriguez has confirmed that the event was a hoax.

  Whether the hoax was a straightforward prank call or an intentional ploy to send over a SWAT team remains unclear. The practice is increasingly common between online gamers, but if this was an intentional “swatting,” Lil Wayne is the highest-profile celebrity to fall victim to the practice. “

 

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Police Shooting Frenzy Raises Concerns

 

 

 

 

 

 

” On December 10, more than two dozen police officers from across Miami Dade County converged on a blue Volvo that had crashed in the backyard of a townhouse on 65th Street just off 27th Avenue.

  As the car was wedged helplessly between a light pole and a tree, nearly a minute passed before officers opened up – firing approximately 50 bullets at the car and the two unarmed men inside the vehicle.

  The two men inside the car survived that initial volley of gunfire, according to witnesses, who said they could see the men moving inside the Volvo. Everything went quiet for nearly two minutes before the officers opened up a second time – unleashing an unrelenting torrent of bullets that lasted almost 25 seconds. By the time it was over, the two men inside the car were dead.

  CBS4 News has learned a total of 23 officers fired a total of at least 377 rounds.

  Bullets were sprayed everywhere. They hit the Volvo, other cars in the lot, fence posts and neighboring businesses. They blasted holes in a townhouse where a 12-year-old dove to the ground for cover and a four month old slept in his crib.

It was like the Wild Wild West, man, crazy,” said Anthony Vandiver, who barely made it through the back door of his home before the gunfire erupted. “Shooting just wild; shooting all over the place. Bullets could have come through the window. Anything could have happened man. They weren’t thinking, they weren’t thinking at all.”

  Earlier that night, the driver of the Volvo, Adrian Montesano, robbed a Walgreens at gunpoint, and then later shot Miami Dade Police Officer Saul Rodriguez in a nearby trailer park.

  Montesano escaped in the officer’s patrol car eventually dumping it at his grandmother’s house in Hialeah – before fleeing in her blue Volvo.

  By 5 am every cop in South Florida was looking for that blue Volvo – intent on catching the man who had shot one of their own.

  But what police didn’t realize before they started shooting at the Volvo is there was a second man in the car – Corsini Valdes – who had committed no crime.”

 

Read the whole disgraceful story here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Navy SEAL Smuggled 10 Kilos Of Cocaine Into Miami

 

 

 

Bricks Of Cocaine

 

 

 

” A Navy SEAL who served in the military for 14 years and worked on covert anti-drug operations has admitted to smuggling 10 kilos of cocaine into the United States, according to records from the federal district court in Miami and a source familiar with his service.

  The SEAL, Angel Martinez-Ramos, left active duty in 2010 but continued to deploy on missions as a reservist, court papers say. He had drug paraphernalia, including a money-counting machine and drug-testing equipment, at home, the documents say. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import cocaine and is currently in custody in Miami awaiting sentencing.

  His case comes in the wake of another embarrassment for the elite SEALs, the commandos famous for killing Osama bin Laden. Earlier this year, two former members of the group died after consuming heroin and alcohol on a commercial ship they had been hired to protect from pirates.

  Martinez-Ramos, 36, was arrested in December as he returned to the U.S. from a short trip to Aruba. Before his arrest, the Drug Enforcement Administration had received a tip that a U.S. service member would be arriving with a load of narcotics, documents show. Ironically, Martinez-Ramos had occasionally worked closely with the DEA on sensitive counter-narcotics missions in Latin America, a source familiar with his service record told BuzzFeed.”

 

Buzzfeed has the exclusive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sport Fishing Girls, Presented By Photographer Pat Ford

 

 

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” We know you’re out there, and we want to put you in our informative girls-only galleries. We hope you’ll discover something that you may not have known about a fish, a boat or a fishing destination. Send us your fishing photos to sfgirls@sportfishingmag.com. Enjoy our latest edition presented by Pat Ford.

  Amanda reeled in a permit off Bimini. Permit are widely considered the most elusive and wary trophy among flats anglers, permit range throughout tropical waters of the western Atlantic. Other species occur elsewhere, notably in tropical Australia.”

 

 

We can’t resist offering one more sample and positing the age old question; How do we get a job like this ?

 

 

 

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” Jessica fishes out of Key West, Florida. Key West is known a wide variety of fish, inshore species include permit, bonefish and tarpon. Offshore species can include anything from dolphin to billfish.”

 

 

 

See two dozen more photos at Sportfishing Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dash Cam Shows Running Face Kick By Cop

 

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” Attorney Josh Lee is sold on dash cams. His client, Jerry Payne, was recently arrested by Miami, Oklahoma police officers. Two city police officers and one state trooper were involved.

Jerry Payne was stopped for a suspected DUI, although the distance involved makes it unclear how the officers were given reasonable suspicion. It is academic now, as the charges have been dropped against Payne, due to officer misconduct.

The police report was falsified in regards to the actions of Payne as well as the manner in which he sustained injuries to his face. The dash cam clearly show that Payne was pulled out of his vehicle by the trooper and then a running front kick to the face was delivered by one of the Miami police officers. Neither of those items were included as part of the report.”

 

 

    This type of assault on private citizens by those sworn to protect us is becoming all too common . Thank goodness for the technology of cell phone cameras and police dashcams , without which none of this type of abuse would see the light of day . The question is though , have police always had such callous disregard for the civil rights of the public and the ubiquitous camera is now bringing it to the fore , or are the authorities getting more brutal as Leviathan grows ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Everglades Joins Florida Bay And The Atlantic Ocean On Obama’s Closure List

 

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” Who would of thought you would live to see the “No Fishing” signs go up on the Everglades National Park or all of Biscayne National Park. You heard right, the Obama Administration has been spending extra money to make sure hard working men and women cannot go to their jobs. All of the guides who are licensed to be there and make a living taking clients into the open waters of the parks have been told the ocean is closed due to the lack of funding. 

This has become a common story amongst sportsmen and outdoor adventurers as this same malicious “payback” behavior emerges from the administration during this closure. I’m not trying to get political, but facts are facts. Many of the outdoor professions are seasonal, and to miss any part of a prime season can break one’s outcome for the year. In a barely surviving economy, where guides and lodges are feeling the squeeze, this could become the last straw and all for nothing. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eye-Opening Maps Show Vast Income Disparities Between Areas Just Yards Apart In Chicago, Boston, Miami And More

 

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From the sky: An aerial shot hides the inequalities that exist on the streets of Miami

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” When enjoying the views of some of America’s most iconic cities, it can be easy to overlook the vast income disparities that exist on the streets.

But artist and web researcher Nickolay Lamm has made the fierce differences in net worth clear as day with his new set of visualizations created for the site MyDeals.com

After superimposing graphs representing median household net worth onto aerial views of New York City in August, he has now broadened the important project to cover Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami and Chicago, to startling effect.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘MARCOPHONE’ PROGRAM COVERS AREA INCLUDING 200K SQ MILES, 7+ MILLION PEOPLE, OPEN-ENDED FUNDING

 

 

 

” The US border with Mexico is 2,000 miles long. The area 100 miles from this border is 200,000 sq. miles and takes in such metropolitan areas as San Diego, Tucson, El Paso and other major towns. The total population of this area is over 7 million people. All of these meet the first criteria for the new grant program. 

It is the second criteria that makes limiting funding important. To be eligible, one must have a “lack of cellular service.” It is noteworthy that the provision doesn’t detail “lack of cellular coverage,” just “service.” It doesn’t include  any of the other definitions the federal government uses to define areas underserved by telecommunications areas. 

The US Code is littered with language defining “rural” area, “ranchers”, “farmers” as well as areas without telecom services. The original proposal didn’t include any of these, likely to give DHS certain flexibility, but the modest appropriation implied the intent of the provision.

Open-ended funding, however, allows DHS to take a very expansive view of eligibility for the program. Does a “lack of cellular service” simply mean one can’t currently afford a cell-phone plan? Wouldn’t that person potentially be eligible for a grant to purchase a satellite phone? Since there is no limitation on funding, there is little check on such an expansive interpretation.

 

 

 

     FYI TracFone is the major ObamaPhone provider and one would assume would also provide “MarcoPhones” . Here is some background on TracFone and it’s CEO . Oh and don’t forget that TracFone is a subsidiary of  América Móvil which is owned by Mexican Billionaire Carlos Slim .

 

 

TracFone Wireless, Inc.
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Type Subsidiary
Industry Telecommunications
Predecessor(s) Topp Telecom, Inc.
Founded MiamiFloridaUnited States(1996)
Headquarters MiamiFloridaUnited States
Number of locations 80,000 retail locations
Area served United States (incl. Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico)
Key people Frederick J. Pollak (President and CEO)
Services Prepaidmobile virtual network operator
Revenue Increase US$9.48 billion (Jan-Dec 2008)[1]
Net income Increase US$269 million (Jan-Dec 2008)[1]
Employees 400+ (2008)
Parent América Móvil (98.2%)
Others (1.8%)
Website www.tracfonewireless.com
References:[2]

 

 

Frederick J Pollak just happens to be a major Obama bundler :

 

 

” The Washington Free Beacon reports that TracFone Wireless CEO F.J. Pollak “has donated at least $156,500 to Democratic candidates and committees this cycle, including at least $50,000 to the Obama campaign,” while his wife Abigail has bundled over $632,000 in Obama donations during this campaign cycle.  They hosted a $40,000-per-plate fundraiser for Obama in Miami Beach this year, and they’ve made seven White House Visits.  Abigail received an appointment to the presidential “Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of the American Latino.”

And TracFone is affiliated with company called America Movil, which is owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, the richest man in the world.  So a huge amount of money is being extracted from paying cell phone customers through a surcharge on their monthly phone bills, and paid to a company run by a top Obama donor and affiliated with the richest man on the planet, so welfare dependents can have “free” cell phones.  Some of those dependents love their free phones so much that they run out and get ten or twenty of them.”

 

 

 

Bundler: Frederick J. Pollak

 

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Employer: Tracfone Wireless Inc
State: FL
Bundler Status for 2008: Hillraiser (Hillary Clinton), raised at least $100000
Name Disclosed By Candidate: Y
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Mega-Donor Status for 2008: $33,100.00 to committees supporting Barack Obama

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Video] Father Ends Crime Spree by Shooting Armed Robber Outside Burger King

 

 

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” A robbery suspect walked into a Florida Burger King, flashed a gun, and robbed a family who was eating lunch.

The father attempted to follow the man, and at some point during the encounter feared for his life.

The father drew his concealed handgun and shot the suspect once, hitting him in the leg.”

 

 

 

 

Best of the Miami International Boat

50 Pictures

 

 

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COMPREHENSIVE LIST: URBAN MILITARY TRAINING EXERCISES

PLEASE SHARE: ALL LINKS INCLUDED

” What do you think about all this? Urban military training exercises, a comprehensive list. Compiled by my friend, Notitia Recolligo. I have used her comprehensive list with her permission, so that you might share with all of your friends.

Americans are not used to seeing the hardware for war in their own cities and neighborhoods, on trains, or on their roads.

**ASK THE NEWS MEDIA WHY NO COVERAGE? http://www.democraticclub-scc.org/National%20News%20Media%20Addresses.pdf

It will take a while, but please try to watch each video, and realize as you watch that the national media appears to be complicit in NOT REPORTING these activities, most are reported by local, and most are CBS affiliates, strangely enough.

If you know of more, please post links in the comments section.

Minneapolis
St Paul
Denver
Houston
LosAngeles
Laredo, 
Miami, 
Chicago
Boston
St. Louis
Worcester
Long Branch
Lancaster

Minneapolis:
Minneapolis Residents Catch Footage of Black Hawks Conducting Urban Training Exercise: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/08/28/minneapolis-residents-catch-footage-of-black-hawks-conducting-urban-training-exercise/
Urban Defense Blackhawks in downtown Minneapolis!:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_BF7BayCTo
Military Black Helicopters “training” in Minneapolis – Mon. Aug. 27th:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tErX-JtuE9w
Black Helicopters fly around Minneapolis Federal Reserve:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_zTeiEAzAA
(CBS) Downtown Mpls. Becomes Black Hawk Helicopter Training Zone:http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2012/08/27/downtown-mpls-serves-as-black-hawk-helicopter-training-zone/

St. Paul:
Black Hawk Helicopters over Saint Paul, MN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCSzCvqQYKA

Denver: 
Black Hawk Helicopters in Downtown Denver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU0tPVZhz58
(ABC) Blackhawk Flyovers Whip Up Concern, Curiosity: http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/blackhawk-flyovers-whip-up-concern-curiosity

Houston:
Another Massive Military ‘Training Drill’ Involving Helicopters Spotted in Houston, Texas — Watch the Raw Footage: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/28/military-conducts-another-massive-training-drill-involving-helicopters-this-time-in-texas/
(ABC w/ additional footage) Army Training Drill Scares Residents in South Houston Shooting Blanks No Warning – School goes on lock-down:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnIQyQALrnM

Los Angeles:
LAPD And Special Forces Conduct Military Maneuvers In The Skies Above Downtown LA: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/01/25/lapd-and-special-forces-conduct-military-maneuvers-in-the-skies-above-downtown-la/
REAL VIDEO : Black Hawk Helicopters in the skys of LA- Jan 2012:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d0JYtahAio
Buzzed by Black Hawks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zPObNISewI

Laredo:
U.S. Military to perform helicopter exercises along border (Laredo): http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=776980#.UQivHmfl4Zw

Miami: 
So Why Have Military Helicopters Been Flying Over Miami? We Explain, Plus See the Videos: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/28/so-why-have-military-helicopters-been-flying-over-miami-we-explain-plus-see-the-videos/
(CBS) Black Hawks Used In Military Training Exercise In Miami:http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/01/25/blackhawks-used-in-military-training-exercise-in-miami/
(ABC) Machine Gun Fire From Black Hawk Helicopters Flying Over Miami Fl:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58L5E8C7YlU

Chicago: 
Blackhawk Choppers Buzz Chicago Skyscrapers:http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/blackhawks-helicopters-chicago-oeme-147679695.html
Special Forces Black Hawk Helicopters at Street Level in Chicago, IL:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvfpcpGwJjo
Black Hawk helicopters doing a Chicago river fly by April 16, 2012:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83IdTJbJkEw
Urban Warfare Drill Chicago 2012 Blackhawk helicopters:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3aHdkWNIVE
Fox News: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLeePP9_O9Q
Drone Spotted in Chicago Suburbs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzrS0BVJynM

Boston: 
Military Training Exercises to Take Place In and Around Boston: http://www.cityofboston.gov/
Low Flying Military Helicopters Over Boston Buzz Buildings During Training Exercise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un6K4zr7jC4
Military helicopters training downtown Boston: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0Di6kPwoFg

St.Louis: 
US Military to Run Urban Exercises in North St. Louis – Residents Hope It Will Cut Down on Crime: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/06/us-military-to-run-urban-exercises-in-north-st-louis-residents-hope-it-will-cut-down-on-crime/
‘Makes Very Little Sense’: Why Are Army Tanks Rolling Down Residential Roads for Training in St. Louis?: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/06/25/makes-very-little-sense-why-are-army-tanks-rolling-down-residential-roads-for-training-in-st-louis/
(NBC) Military Police Training to Drive Tanks in St Louis:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOsw-n4eoYo

Worcester MA 
Military exercises in Worcester, Massachusetts a surprise to residents, including the local police?
http://www.privacysos.org/node/776
Army Helicopters Flying over Worcester: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubmCeKZQc_I
Live military exercise in downtown Worcester: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCFh2w4982U

Long Branch, NJ:
Army Conducts Training Exercises in Long Branch Monday Night : http://longbranch.patch.com/articles/army-will-conduct-training-exercises-in-long-branch-monday-night
Army Training in Long Branch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5fX3T3W568
Military Training Rattles Monmouth Residents: http://nj1015.com/military-training-rattles-monmouth-residents/

Lancaster
http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/612176_Military-helicopters-on-training-missions-catch-attention-here.html

‘We Have Never Seen Anything Like This Before’: Beck & the Military Weigh in on Army’s Public Training Exercises: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/07/10/we-have-never-seen-anything-like-this-before-beck-the-military-weigh-in-on-armys-public-training-exercises/

Obama to Top Brass: Will you fire on American Citizens?:
“World-renowned educator and human rights activist Jim Garrow says that the source, man regarded as “one of America’s foremost military heroes,” told him that President Obama is using a new litmus test for “determining who will stay and who must go” among top-ranked military leaders. That test is whether they will fire on US citizens or not. Garrow says that his source made the disclosure in order to “sound the alarm” over the administration’s plans…” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzT6X3_Bg9o

Report: Washington Didn’t Even Tell Marine Gen. He Was Being Replaced:http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/25/report-washington-didnt-even-tell-marine-gen-he-was-being-replaced/

* This is a must see, you’ll be stunned. Please share: Subversion And The Demoralizing And Dismantling Of Our Military: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3835307043367&l=b884483d3b

Operation Paul Revere Goes Viral

Military Training Designed to Simulate Expected Operational Environment — In U.S. CITIES!

 

 

” Here are just two of many similar stories that have been hitting the news in recent years:

So Why Have Military Helicopters Been Flying Over Miami? We Explain, Plus See the Videos

Military Conducts Another Massive ‘Training Drill’ Involving Helicopters, This Time in Texas

[Note: all you conspiracy freaks out there — pay no attention to the fact that a person might easily mistake those helicopters for being black. There are NO black helicopters in the U.S. arsenal (except those in Homeland Security, the Border and Customs Department and that special ops unit in Tennessee/Kentucky — and maybe these)] “

 

 

 

TWO SOUTH FLORIDA MEN USE GUNS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM ROBBERS

 

A home invasion ended with one of the suspects being shot and killed late Monday night, Miami-Dade Police said. Neighbor David Durity and Jerome Irving, whose wife heard gunfire, spoke about what happened.

 

 

 

 

” The Miami area saw two stories of armed citizens protecting themselves Monday night. A homeowner in Miami stopped his house from being robbed by shooting the intruders, killing one. Meanwhile, a gas station clerk in Hollywood, Florida used a gun to stop would-be robbers, killing one suspect “

Report: Jon Hammar To Be Released From Mexican Prison Today

 

 

” Olivia Hammar said the judge hearing Hammar’s case issued a ruling in his favor and that her son is to be released at a time on Friday yet to be announced. No more details were available. Hammar, 27, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been stuck in a notorious, drug cartel-controlled prison just 15 miles south of the U.S. border since Aug. 13, after he crossed into Mexico and declared an antique shotgun to Mexican customs officials. “

Latest Hell For Ex-U.S. Marine Chained To bed In Mexican Jail

 

 

 

 

” Hammar and McDonough devised a plan: They’d buy a used motor home, load on the surfboards and drive from the Miami area to Costa Rica to find “someplace to be left alone, someplace far off the grid,” McDonough said.

They made it to only the Mexican border. Hammar is in a Matamoros prison, where he spends much of his time chained to a bed and facing death threats from gangsters. He’s off the grid, for sure, in walking distance of the U.S. border. But it’s more of a black hole than a place to heal a troubled soul.

The reason might seem ludicrous. Hammar took a six-decade-old shotgun into Mexico. The .410 bore Sears & Roebuck shotgun once belonged to his great-grandfather. The firearm had been handed down through the generations, and it had become almost a part of Hammar, suitable for shooting birds and rabbits.

But Mexican prosecutors who looked at the disassembled relic in the 1972 Winnebago motor home dismissed the U.S. registration papers Hammar had filled out. They charged him with a serious crime: possession of a weapon restricted for use to Mexico’s armed forces. “

 

Yacht Catches Fire & Sinks

                                               

    A Bad Day On The Water 

 

 

 

 

” MIAMI. — An 80 foot yacht named “Bliss” was anything but blissfull.


The yacht caught fire and then started to sink. You can see the stern is completely under water.


According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the yacht caught fire about a mile off the coast of Miami Beach.


The Coast Guard was in the process of boarding the vessel for a routine inspection when it caught fire.


The three passengers on-board jumped into the water and were rescued by the Coast Guard. Luckily no injuries were reported.”