Tag: Aaron

Yes Virginia, guns do save lives

From Bearing Arms

When armed criminals band together, they expect to shock and intimidate their chosen victims into compliance.

In Bayou St. John last week, three armed robbers chose the wrong victims:

The NOPD says two people were walking to a parked car in the 3100 block of Ursulines Avenue around 9:00 p.m. Thursday when they were approached by three people.

Police say the gunmen asked both victims to get on the ground, but that didn’t happen.

“His first thought was to protect his female companion, which he did by pushing her to the ground to keep her out of harm’s way and then fired a couple of warning shots,” said attorney Michael Kennedy who represents one of the victims. He says his client declined to be interviewed.

Police say after the trio were shot at, they started running towards Bayou St. John dropping a clue that would link one of the suspects to the crime.

Early Friday night, NOPD officers were spotted canvassing the area where police arrested two suspects the night before.

Police say 18-year-old Aaron Smith and 17-year-old Hakeem Carter were taken into custody in the 1000 block of Hagan Street, not far from where shots were fired.

Now they both face two counts of attempted armed robbery.

Great new site, and Bob Owens is the editor! Go say hi, and tell Bob that the Gator sent you.

 

Maybe Piers Morgan should be talking about PC instead of obsessing over AR-15’s

How pathetic is our media? A mad man goes on a murderous rampage, killing 12 people, and the media’s first quest seems to be what kind of gun he used. And while they got that story wrong, largely because of their obsession with demonizing the AR-15, which is just a rifle, they continue to miss the politically correct elephant in the room. Powerline does not miss the most obvious question. How in the Hell did Aaron Alexis ever get security clearance?

According to reports, Alexis was arrested in Seattle in 2004 for shooting out the tires of a parked car. Apparently, he did so in a rage because he felt two construction workers had disrespected him.

The Seattle police said today that it referred Alexis’ case to the Seattle Municipal Court for charges of property damage and discharge of a firearm. But there’s no indication that Alexis was ever prosecuted. And a spokesperson for the Seattle City Attorney’s Office claims that it never received the report from police and so did not review the matter for possible charges.

If Alexis had been prosecuted and convicted, I don’t know that he would have gone to jail. But in a healthy, properly functioning society, he would have served time. And he certainly wouldn’t have walked due to faulty paperwork.

But let’s take Alexis’ situation one step further. If Alexis been convicted of discharging a firearm in public, prospective employers who conduct background checks (including, presumably, the Navy) would likely have learned of the conviction. Given the obvious threat posed by someone who shoots guns at cars because he feels disrespected, rational employers would have refused to hire Alexis.

But the civil rights community and the EEOC are inclined to sue employers whose criminal background check policies exclude black applicants in disproportionate numbers, which most such policies do. As an African-American, Alexis could have been a plaintiff in a private suit or a claimant in a government suit.

Gee I wonder why the media is spending less time asking about how he got the job and security clearance than about the weapon he used. Oh yes, narrative!

 

Breaking News! Aaron Walker SWATted? UPDATED more details emerge

Bob Belvedere has the scoop

All we have is Aaron’s Tweet so far [tip of the fedora to Stacy McCain]:

Aaron Worthing ‏@AaronWorthing 6m

BREAKING NEWS: tonight I was swatted. More details to come.

More when I get it.

[This post will remain at the top of this column until further notice]

UPDATED at 1935…

The latest Tweet from Aaron:

Aaron Worthing ‏@AaronWorthing

My wife and I are safe. Will be more details when I can provide it. Wife was very upset dealing with her.

UPDATE at 2011…

-Twitchy is on the story and updating here.

-From Joe Brooks:

Brett Kimberlin ally makes blind threat on his website (no safe link available):

“And speaking of fun… I’m told that we have something coming up in the future ourselves that will be killer diller! Hot stuff. Hubba hubba! And I ain’t kidding. I haven’t even been told who it is yet, and already I’m looking forward to it. “

More details coming soon.

Hmmm.

UPDATE at 2017…

From Patterico:

No joke. It happened around 6 p.m. Eastern. I briefly talked with one of the police officers at the scene, who confirmed that someone had called saying he had shot his wife, and sent officers to Aaron’s address.

He also reports the police has machine guns at the ready.

UPDATE at 2037…

The latest Tweet from Dustin:

Dustin ‏@Dust92

Spoke with Aaron. He’s OK. He’ll put a post up tonight, but it’ll be a bit.

Expect more Updates.

Bob has more, as does Stacy McCain It looks as if some miscreants are up to their same old games, and Stacy notes that this comes right on the heels of a legal victory for Walker

At a hearing this morning in Rockville, Maryland, a Montgomery County Circuit Court granted an emergency motion on behalf of attorney/blogger Aaron Walker. The effect of the ruling will permit Walker to resume writing and speaking about convicted terrorist bomber Brett Kimberln.

Judge Nelson W. Rupp Jr. presided over today’s hearing, with attorneyReginald W. Bours III representing Walker, who did not attend the hearing at Judicial Center in Rockville. In a brief telephone interview, Walker said that Kimberlin filed a counter-motion that did not address the First Amendment legal issues at stake, but rather “made a bunch of new accusations” against Walker.

It is important to note that Judge Rupp’s ruling only temporarily permits Walker to speak and write about Kimberlin, pending a July 5 hearing in Maryland state appeals court. Walker is appealing a May 29 ruling by Montgomery County District Court Judge C.J. Vaughey that granted a peace order sought by Kimberlin against Walker.

Walker said he plans to file a report on today’s hearing at his blog, Allergic to Bull. A Virginia attorney, Walker has become the center of national attention since May 17, when he published a 28,000-word blog post entitled, “How Brett Kimberlin Tried to Frame Me for a Crime (And How You Can Help!).” Walker’s post highlighted Kimberlin’s long-running efforts harass and intimidate bloggers who had written about Kimberlin’s criminal history.

Go read the rest. The Kimberlin/Rauhauser/SWATting story has  twist after twist, after twist.

UPDATE! Lee Stranahan at Breitbart has more

Breitbart News contacted the Prince William County, Virginia police department to confirm the swatting. A dispatcher affirmed that police were called to the home of Mr. Walker based on a fraudulent 911 call. The individual did not take the call and could not disclose any details of the call’s content but immediately confirmed that Mr. Walker had been swatted. 

The swatting occurred hours after Walker’s hearing. A judge had modified a previous ruling that prohibited Mr. Walker from exercising his right to free speech. 

Walker told Breitbart News that he was home with his wife this evening at approximately 6:00pm when there was a “pretty insistent” knock at his door. Walker answered to find about six police cars in the street and two officers taking positions against the wall with M4 rifles. Since he was aware of the previous swattings of Patrick “Patterico” Frey, Erick Erickson, and Mike Stack, Mr. Walker asked the police if someone had called and claimed he had killed his wife, and police confirmed that that was the case.

In a statement to Breitbart News, Walker said, “This is obviously very upsetting but my wife and I are fine. Whoever did this had the intent to put our lives in danger.”

 

Yes, Virginia there is a war on freedom of Conservative speech

And people like Ed Daley and myself, are in it, along with every other Conservative blogger out there! And I tell you folks, I am damned proud to have people like Bob Belvedere on my side!

As many commentators in The Rightosphere have pointed out this is, indeed, a war we are in.  The Left is seeking, in their own words, to ‘fundamentally transform’ America.  Those who use such words, are saying that  what exists now must be uprooted and discarded, that not merely the edifice, but the foundation must be torn down and something entirely new erected on it’s ruins.  This has been the belief of every single Leftist since the modern Left formed in the mid Eighteenth Century.  The only difference in approaches has been between two factions: those who wish to violently tear the existing regime down, like a hollow point bullet to the skull, and those who want to destroy from within, like a metastisizing cancer.  The end is the same: the overthrow and utter destruction of the current government.  This is why Revolutionaries often impose a new calendar, setting it to the Year Zero or the Year One.

Such a strategy meets the definition of war.

While Leftists are incredibly ignorant on so many fronts [one glaring example: economics], they do possess a low-cunning that makes them very well-suited to wrecking havoc and sowing Chaos.  Add to that a rejection of all Morality, of a belief in The Permanent Things and Right Reason, and you have a potent force ready to do whatever it takes, by any means necessary, to achieve it’s end: the bringing about of Heaven On Earth — Utopia, if you will, or the phrase I prefer: the Immaentizing Of The Eschaton.  What you have is a group of people ready to commit any act, no matter how vile, on any person or any group that stands in their way.  What you have is Pure Evil.

This is what we are up against.  This is War.

One of the many, many fronts in this War has been on brilliant display in the Brett Kimberlin Saga.  A group of well-funded thugs, including at least one convicted domestic terrorist / drug dealer / pornographer, have been viciously harassing a group of conservative bloggers.  That these thugs have employed the technique known as SWATting is no surprise at all, given, as I stated, that all Leftists reject all Morality.  Add into the mix that fact that some Leftists are Nihilists, which means they hate Life and themselves, and this means we are up against people who have no respect for Human Life.  Of course, we know for a fact that convicted domestic terrorist bomber Brett Kimberlin cares not a wit for Human Life, but the only question is, are the others involved with him of the same mind, will they be willing to go that far.  For some the answer is a definite ‘Yes’ — any of those who have participated in any way in the SWATting campaign, where ‘Assassination By Cop’ is a distinct possibility, most certainly do.  Those who have donated monies to any organization they know Brett Kimberlin is involved in do.

Go read the whole post folks, and get ready, because, our freedom is under assault, there is no other conclusion to draw here. This is what I meant when I said this election year would be very nasty. The Left will do everything possible to retain power, trust me on that! If you are a Conservative who blogs, posts on Facebook, or Twitter, then you have a bulls eye on you. So then, the question is not IF you are under attack. The question is, rather, will you fight?

UPDATE! Sister Toldjah has her boots on!

Kimberlin, a convicted domestic terrorist, is shamelessly abusing the legal system in an attempt to silence truthful critics in what law blogger Popehat appropriately calls “lawfare”:

3. Aaron’s arrest illustrates how well lawfare can work and how dangerous unprincipled rubber-stamping of protective orders can be. Imagine it: you write something about a dispute. Someone involved in that dispute goes to court in another state and accuses you of harassment and gets a “peace order” against you. That person claims that your writing is threatening, that it has led to threats, or that it constitutes persistent harassment. If you are very lucky, the judge denies the application because it is too vague, or because it seems to complain about protected speech — but if you are unlucky, the judge rubber-stamps it without even demanding to see the allegedly offending posts. (Note that here Kimberlin characterized Aaron’s posts, rather than submitting them all.) Now you’ve got a vague order against you forbidding you from contacting or harassing the “victim.” But what does that mean? Surely, you tell yourself, under a century of America’s First Amendment heritage, it doesn’t mean I can’t write a blog post discussing the dispute and explaining why the peace order application is made by a convicted perjurer and notorious domestic terrorist. Well — maybe. Or maybe not. Again, it depends upon your luck with the judge. Here, based at least on initial reports, it appears that the court construed Aaron’s blog as a violation of the peace order. I’ve read all of Aaron’s posts on the subject, and none satisfy any principled or constitutional definition of unlawful harassment. None of them incited lawless behavior. If, as reports indicate, the judge jailed Aaron based on those posts, the judge did so lawlessly because Aaron violated a vague and ambiguous prior restraint on protected speech.

4. Kimberlin’s success in this regard will embolden other practitioners of lawfare, and allow them to chill and deter speech they don’t like. Consider Aaron’s dilemma upon being informed of the new and overtly bogus peace order: was he to cease speaking on an issue of public interest regarding a public figure, or was he to spend money on a lawyer to try to get the order lifted? Now imagine lawfare practitioners demanding such protective orders in multiple jurisdictions far from the writer. Imagine the costs and legal risks, and ask yourself how many people will be willing to incur them.

It’s insane.  But it’s the world we live in.  And while Popehat, like Walker and Patterico, have encouraged people to not be partisan about this issue because it can impact all speech both left and right, and because liberals have also been targets of Kimberlin, I find it hard not to inject partisanship in this considering the tactics Kimberlin and his allies are using have all the hallmarks of radical Occupy/Anonymous cyberterrorism/intimidation which they, of course support and are affiliated with. Nothing comparable exists on the right. Nothing.

Unfortunately this is going to get worse before it (hopefully) gets better.   If you haven’t already, please donate to show your support of Walker, Patterico, Liberty_Chick, and others who continue to be harassed by way of  ”lawfare” by associates of Brett Kimberlin.  This issue is too critical to our free speech rights to allow to fall by the wayside.

This is one of the most agitating thing about what Kimberlin is doing. He is fighting like a damned coward, which of course he is, but it is frustrating. I will gladly debate ANY Liberal, ANY day, and I will win, not a doubt in my mind. But that is not what the Left wants. Debate is the LAST thing these weasels want. So, they stoop to this kind of crap! And do NOT expect Eric Holder’s “Social Justice Department” do actually do the right thing and stamp this out!

The high-tech Brownshirts on the left have now “swatted” Eric Erickson. Two things are certain.  First, the United States Department of Justice could stop this behavior quickly because it almost certainly constitutes a federal crime.  And second, the use of term “Brownshirt” to describe this swatting gang has not been used more appropriately since the Strumabteilung made their debut in 1921.

It is almost certain that the people engaging in swatting are violating federal law.  Consider 18 U.S.C. 241.

If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same;  They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

The only reason Erickson and the others were attacked was because of their exercise of First Amendment rights.  The only reason they were targeted is because of their conservative political speech, speech with which the swatters disagreed.

Why do I have a mental image of Holder cheering these acts?

Yes, Virginia, ObamaCare will lead to rationing

The Left can bury their heads in the sand as deep as they want to. The fact is this, ObamaCare will eventually lead to, well………..

When pro-life advocates list their reasons for opposing abortion-on-demand, they often cite their conviction that it is merely the first step toward even more grisly social engineering projects, including euthanasia for the old and infirm. This invariably produces sneers from soi-disant progressives, who smugly characterize these fears as hysterical nonsense. But such concerns will seem eminently reasonable to any open-minded reader who peruses the writings of Henry J. Aaron, the President’s nominee for Chair of the Social Security Advisory Board. Like Obama’s recess-appointed Medicare czar, Aaron is an unapologetic admirer of Great Britain’s notorious socialized medical system, the National Health Service (NHS). Why? Because NHS administrators unabashedly practice the dark art of health care rationing.

Aaron, a Senior Fellow in Economics at the Brookings Institution, is unable to imagine any route to cost control that doesn’t involve government coercion. In a 2005 Brookings white paper titled “Health Care Rationing: What it Means,” he represents the NHS as a system that has come to grips with what he sees as the inescapable necessity for rationing. Predictably, he rejects any alternative involving the market: “The key to efficient market outcomes is that prices reflect costs of production. The market for health care does not operate that way.” In other words, Aaron believes health care is a unique universe in which the market mysteriously fails to function and therefore can’t be relied upon to contain costs. It never seems to have occurred to him that the market’s alleged failure might be the result of government meddling.

Go read it all, it gets worse.

So, breasts are now offensive to Muslims?

Breastfeeding an infant
Image via Wikipedia

Or is it breast feeding, either way, apparently it tis better to starve the child than to offend you know who

Oh no, we mustn’t offend Muslims. They’re still emotionally immature even after 1,500 years.

Daily Mail

A mother was ordered not to breastfeed her baby in public because she was in a ‘multicultural building’.

Emma Mitchell, 32, was about to feed 19-week-old son Aaron when a receptionist at a town hall warned her to stop.

So, titties offend Muslims?