The White House was on lockdown Tuesday morning after authorities discovered a man with a suspicious package on White House grounds. The lockdown was in effect until 11:30 a.m., but more details were unfolding as investigations into the incident continued.
As of mid-afternoon it appeared that a bomb squad was still investigating the suspicious package, The Hill reported.
This lockdown did not affect President Donald Trump’s planned event with the Fraternal Order of Police, which was scheduled for 11:00 a.m.
According to a report by NewsOn6:
The Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office said the homeowner and his adult son were in the home when three males wearing masks and gloves tried to break in at about 12:30 p.m. The homeowner’s son shot the intruders with a rifle, deputies said, killing all three.
Deputies say the males were 16, 17 and 18 years old. They said one teen had brass knuckles, one had a knife.
The sheriff’s office said both the homeowner and his son, who’s 23, are cooperating with the investigation and went to the sheriff’s office to give statements to investigators.
The Supreme Court has dashed Robert Menendez’ last hope to prevent the first trial of a sitting US Senator for corruption since Ted Stevens in 2008 (which was posthumously vacated). The top court refused to take the appeal of a Third District appellate ruling that refused to overturn Menendez’ April 2015 indictment on the basis of constitutional privilege under the Speech or Debate Clause. That leaves the door open to a trial in the fall, just as the three-term incumbent ramps up an expected re-election campaign in the midterms:
The Supreme Court has rejected Sen. Bob Menendez’s attempt to throw out the bribery and corruption charges against him, setting the stage for a trial for the New Jersey Democrat this fall.
With Monday’s announcement, Menendez can no longer block the proceedings against him from moving forward, a major setback for his efforts to avoid criminal trial.
The appellate court ruled that the benefits granted by Menendez to Salomon Melgen were too specific to him for a claim of privilege, Reuters recalls:
Prosecutors allege Menendez accepted campaign donations and gifts, including a stay at a Caribbean villa and private jet flights, from Melgen in exchange for interceding in various matters on his friend’s behalf, including an $8.9 million Medicare billing dispute. Menendez and Melgen have pleaded not guilty to the charges they faced in the 22-count indictment. …
Last July, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled that Menendez’s actions amounted to “essentially lobbying on behalf of a particular party,” and thus outside the “safe harbor” provided in the Constitution.
Full article: SCOTUS green-lights Menendez corruption trial « Hot Air
Professors, Deans and Presidents
Mark Ranzenberger, a 61 year old professor of journalism at Central Michigan University (CMU), was arrested and charged, 20 May 2016, and pleaded guilty, 27 September 2016, to one federal count of child pornography possession and four (of which three were dropped in a plea deal) state counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct for repeatedly raping a girl younger than 13 over a 7 year period.
On 19 January 2017, Ranzenberger was sentenced in federal court to 14 years in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release. On 26 January 2017, he was sentenced to 14 to 45 years in prison in Michigan State’s Isabella County Court to be served concurrently with his federal sentencing. He remained in custody pending sentencing.
Ranzenberger was caught when he mistakenly showed child pornography to his students. A student reported the crime, triggering university police to open an investigation. At the time of his arrest, Ranzenberger was in possession of over 1,000 images/videos of child sex abuse, including the rape of infants. He also had a “grooming” document instructing pedophiles how to manipulate children from birth to age 11 “to participate in sexual acts.”
The girl whom Ranzenberger raped for years, testified at his sentencing calling him a “psychopath, monster.” She said “He’s smooth, charming, and manipulative… He was able to hide the monster he was in every word he spoke. His coworkers and family didn’t know he was a child molester.” The victim described Ranzenberger as “a slug of man” and “a pathological liar.” Ranzenberger’s blogsite and Twitter accounts are still live.
Kamen is being investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit. Information regarding Kamen can be provided to Pamela Lightsey (478–621–2603) in the United States Attorney’s Office.
was arrested, 12 September 2016, for the second time on four new counts of child pornography possession. He was sentenced, 27 February 2016, to four years in jail. DeZutter was first arrested, 5 February 2015, and charged with ten possession and one distribution child pornography counts.
Despite the volume and type of child rape and torture, including infant rape, DeZutter was trading in he was sentenced, 16 September 2015, to only 4 months in jail with five years probation. He was free, for the first conviction, on conditional release, without monetary surety, until his sentencing.
DeZutter told investigators he had been trading in child sex abuse images/videos since 1996. Investigators said his University of Minnesota laptop was “full” of child sex abuse files. Investigators said DeZutter told them, upon his arrest, “You are not going find a lot of this at home. I do most of this at the office.” The university barred DeZutter from campus and placed him on paid leave. He was terminated, for cause, on 13 February 2015.
Justin Carroll, 67 year old Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and interim athletic director at Washington University, was indicted, 30 January 2017, on one federal charge of access with intent to view child pornography.
Carroll was trading in the rape and torture of boys between three and six years. He had videos of children as young as three years old forced to handle adult erect penises and subjected to anal rape. One video was called “boybending,”
a how-to guide for child sex abuse and grooming, “the art of remotely directing a boy on webcam, through typing text and displaying videos, to achieve a desired pose or behavior.” Carroll submitted his resignation after his arrest. He had been at the university for 36 years.
August 2015, by police attempting to solicit three girls, as young as 13 years old, for sex in exchange for money, food, clothes and cigarettes. He also asked the children to produce child pornography for him. Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood asked the State Attorney to bring criminal charges against McEnany. Prosecutors refused to bring charges. McEnany was caught when two of the girls and an older man car-jacked McEnany when he showed up for a meeting for sex with the children. McEnany is no longer employed by the university.
Clyde Edward Fant, a 83 year old (now retired) Dean of the Chapel and O.L. Walker Professor of Christian Studies and the Institute for Christian Ethics
at Stetson University, was arrested on child pornography charges. Fant pleaded guilty in a deal, 7 March 2013, to one count of child pornography possession. He was sentenced, 15 August 2013, to time served plus one day, followed by five years of supervised release.
Fant was trading in “ultra hard” pre-teen hard core (PTHC) child rape, which means extreme torture and violence committed against very young children.
In 2005, Stetson University awarded Fant with the Doyle E. Carlton Award, given to “in recognition of devotion to Christian higher education and in appreciation for his/her extraordinary contribution to the life and development of Stetson University, the City of DeLand and the State of Florida.”
Stetson University, apparently, did not rescind this award upon news of Fant’s arrest for trading in pre-teen hard core child rape. In 2007, Fant was quoted by Stop Baptist Predators, saying “There’s no central database to help local churches, and some churches are less than forthcoming with information about their former pastors… the system is so loose that a criminal conviction does not necessarily end the career of a Southern Baptist preacher.” Fant is a registered sex offender in Florida.
Full article and list: Professors & Staff Arrested for Trading in Child Rape – Medium
“I just ignore them like they ignore me.”
“For too long the kuffar [non-Muslims] have spit in our faces and trampled our rights. This cannot continue. I cannot speak of anything. Say your dua [prayers], sleep, and watch the news tomorrow. It will only be the beginning . . .”
Authorities were able to track down Grimsley based on the geo-location of his post and a name and address provided by the cell phone carrier whose service was used to make the post.
When authorities entered Grimsley’s home, they saw a Facebook conversation in which he was talking to another person about encrypting the hard drive on his computer and stating that he was expecting to be raided by police, warrants said.
A search warrant executed at Grimsley’s apartment resulted in the recovery of an AK-47 rifle, four 30-round magazines and about 340 rounds of ammunition, authorities said.
Yeah, so this happened. Yes, the guy lived pretty close to me (a few miles away, but different town). No I never met him.
I heard a lot of folks talking about the amount of armed resistance he would have met, being NC and all. But what they forget is that Cary is a very liberal town. It is the “Containment Area for Relocated Yankees.” Lots of guns, but lots of anti-gunners who clutch their pearls anytime they see or hear anything to do with guns. So that makes this typical. Cary would be the path to least resistance, sad to say.
Glad they snagged this guy before he could hurt anyone.