As Disarmed Canadians Rocked by Bombing, Armed American Citizen Stops Mass Shooting

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Two unrelated tragedies—which could’ve been far worse—unfolded last night in the United States and in Canada. In Toronto, Canada, two masked men walked inside the Bombay Bhel restaurant and detonated an improvised explosive device. In another incident in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, a gunman walked into Louie’s Grill and Bar and began shooting innocent civilians. Luckily, no one was killed in either situation. However, only one of these scenarios was brought to a halt thanks to an armed citizen.

In Oklahoma, a gunman walked into the restaurant, opened fire and injured multiple people. But it could’ve been far worse. An armed civilian engaged the shooter with a legally owned handgun and killed him on the spot preventing any further injuries or deaths.

The “bystander with a pistol confronted the shooter outside the restaurant and fatally shot him,” OKCPD wrote on Twitter.

The customer was outside when the suspect walked into the restaurant and opened fire around 6:30 p.m. local time, Oklahoma City Police Public Information Officer Bo Matthews said at a press conference.

A 12-year-old girl and her mother were shot by the gunman, but they are both expected to survive.

“We have no reason to believe this is a terrorist type of incident,” Matthews said. The motive was unclear otherwise, and the investigation at the scene was expected to extend into the early morning hours as law enforcement personnel interview about 100 eyewitnesses, he said, according to the Chicago Tribune.

And just like that, a bad guy with a gun was stopped by a good guy with a gun and lives were saved.

In Canada, however, proving that taking guns out of society will not stop attempted mass murders, fifteen people—aged 23 to 69—were injured by two bad men who made a bomb in a paint can.

According to police and witnesses, two masked men walked into the Bombay Bhel Indian restaurant in Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto, with an improvised explosive device in a paint can. They set the paint can down in the middle of the restaurant before running out.

The paint can, which according to police, was filled with “projectable objects,” then exploded injuring over a dozen people. Luckily, the two parties full of children inside the restaurant were not hit with the blast.

“There is no indication that this is a terrorism act. There is no indication that this is a hate crime at this time. We haven’t ruled anything out as we start our investigation,” said police chief Jennifer Evans.

“Every police resource is being used right now to locate the people responsible for this horrendous act.”

As of Friday morning, the two men responsible for this attack remain at large.

In Canada there is no legal right to possess guns. Canadian civilians aren’t allowed to possess automatic weapons, handguns with a barrel shorter than 10.5 cm or any modified handgun, rifle or shotgun. Most semi-automatic assault weapons are also banned. But that didn’t stop these two men from attempting to murder dozens of innocent people with a homemade bomb. It also didn’t stop Alek Minassian, 25, from killing 10 people and injuring 15 others last month as he mowed them down in a rental van.

What did stop Minassian, however, was a gun.

What these two incidents prove is that crazy people who want to kill will do so with or without a gun and with or without permission from the state to have said gun. However, only one of these incidents was brought to an end with lives saved—and that was solely due to the fact that Americans refuse to give up their right to own and carry guns.

Had a similar situation—in which two attempted murderers detonated a bomb or attempted to detonate a bomb—occurred in the United States, it is entirely possible that it could’ve been prevented or the killers stopped by a person with a gun.

Indeed, as TFTP reported last week, according to a recent FBI report, good guys with guns—who are not police officers—have stopped multiple mass killings, just like the one in Oklahoma City, and the one in Santa Fe, Texas.

According to the FBI report, citizens successfully intervened in eight active shooter incidents in 2016 and 2017. These heroic citizens prevented or helped to stop what could’ve been some of the worst shooting incidents in US history.

As the report notes, citizens “safely and successfully” ended the shooting by confronting the shooter—not police.

“Their selfless actions likely saved many lives,” the report stated.

Out of those eight incidents, four of the heroic citizens were carrying legal firearms and stopped the shooters in their tracks. In two of those incidents, the citizens actually exchanged fire with the shooters, illustrating how a properly trained—and armed—citizen can be an effective deterrent in mass shootings.

In the other two incidents, the armed citizens held the shooters at gunpoint until police arrived. The two bombers in Canada could be in custody right now, had they attempted this act in an armed society. However, as most Canadians are unarmed, they are on the loose.

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WATCH: Deputy Tortures Man in Restraint Chair, Repeatedly Tasers Him in the Groin—No Charges

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Polk County, GA — Disturbing footage has just been released this week showing the incident that led to a Georgia jail supervisor being charged multiple felonies. In the video, Deputy Harry Dallas Battle is seen repeatedly tasering a man in the mid section while he is strapped in a restraint chair—a clear act of torture.

The man being tortured, Brandon Coffman has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the jail after he was left permanently injured by the incident. After being seen on video torturing a restrained man on July 7, 2016, Battle was arrested the following August.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Battle was charged with battery, making a false statement, and violation of oath of office.

However, even though Battle was charged after investigators watched the video, when the Polk County Grand jury heard the matter, it did not return an indictment.

After torturing an entirely restrained man—on video—and lying about it in his report, the deputy escaped all charges and was allowed to quietly resign from the sheriff’s department.

“Dallas took his taser, took the cartridge out of his taser and dry stunned Mr. Coffman while he was strapped in his chair,” the deputy in the room with Battle told Coffman’s attorney.

“As you can see from the photos,” Coffman’s attorney noted, “he suffered several burns, not just electric shocks going through your body—but the burn of the taser as well.”

Indeed, as the graphic photos show, Coffman suffered multiple burns all over his mid section revealing the horrifying nature of his torture.

Had it not been for Coffman’s attorney, Harry Daniels, the public would have never seen this video. After watching it, one is left questioning how on earth a grand jury would return a No Bill.

As the video begins, Coffman is seen strapped to a restraint chair. Next to him is another inmate who is also in a restraint chair. Although the reason for the inmates being placed in the restraint chair is unclear, what is entirely clear is that neither of them posed any threat whatsoever.

As Coffman sits entirely helpless in the chair, deputy Battle repeatedly tasers him on his bare skin for absolutely no reason. In what looks like a scene out of a horror movie, as he tasers him, the deputy moves in, grabs Coffman’s leg and puts his head next to his victim’s as if he is getting off on it.

Another video, also obtained by Daniels, shows Battle herding inmates around with the taser in their backs. The use of a taser in this fashion is not only unjust, but against all taser policy.

“Battle walks around Polk County Jail with tasers on inmates. He walks around with the taser out. It’s a show of force,” Daniels said. “It’s just like on officer on the street walking around with his gun out. That is completely against our society and morality.”

Below is the horrifying video.

If you’d like to let the Polk County Sheriff’s Office know how you feel about their deputy being allowed to resign while facing no charges, you can do so on their Facebook page, here.

Police torturing other human beings with tasers, while they’re strapped in restraint chairs, is something that should never happen in the ostensible land of the free. Sadly, however, as TFTP has reported, it does.

Jordan Norris knows all too well about police torture in America. In the extremely disturbing video that TFTP reported last year, Cheatham County Sheriff’s Deputies are seen holding Norris down with a gag while another deputy sadistically and repeatedly deploys the taser. Naturally, Norris squirmed as 50,000 volts ran through his body. His movement seemed to provoke the deputies who responded with more taser strikes.

At one part in the video, you can hear a deputy tell Norris, “I’ll keep doing that until I run out of batteries.”

These are just two of the incidents which were caught on video. How many more of these exist that have been swept under the rug?

 

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How the press is getting it wrong about the Democratic primaries

If you’re a political junkie — the kind who, say, subscribes to Politico’s breathless Playbook email blast — you may have been slightly confused when you read the side-by-side summaries of the latest midterm primary results highlighted in Wednesday morning’s digest:

WAPO’S MICHAEL SCHERER and DAVE WEIGEL: “Democratic voters reject tradition, choosing outsiders in their quest to regain power

 [POLITICO’s] STEVE SHEPARD: “Top takeaways from Tuesday’s historic primary night“: “It was a pretty good night for the Democratic establishment”

At first glance these two headlines would seem to contradict each other. By definition, “outsiders” are not members of “the establishment,” so when one group performs well, you would assume the other performed poorly.

And that’s certainly how the coverage of this year’s Democratic primary season has largely been framed. In the first election cycle to take place in the down-is-up-and-up-is-down world where Donald Trump is president of the United States, every congressional and state legislative race is being analyzed for insight into the direction of the Democratic Party after Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Every result is another data point; every morning after, another opportunity to cram that data point into some all-encompassing narrative. The establishment is winning! The outsiders are taking over! Democrats are veering left! Moderates are making a comeback! And so on.

The press isn’t really to blame for these simplistic, zero-sum story lines, even though it’s perpetuating them. Our relentless media machine runs on so-called takes: the quicker and clearer the better.

But the reality about what’s happening in these Democratic primaries is more complicated, as reality often is. Turns out it’s neatly reflected in Tuesday’s results — and the dueling headlines that allegedly captured them.

That’s because the most interesting thing about the latest Democratic developments is that outsider and establishment forces are both notching victories. In fact, it isn’t always clear who’s who. And this says a lot about the future of the party.

Take Tuesday’s marquee primary: the battle of the “Two Staceys,” Abrams and Evans, for Georgia’s Democratic gubernatorial nomination.

National reporters had largely framed the race as competition between a black candidate (Abrams) and a white candidate (Evans) with differing views of how to win statewide in November.

Abrams, the thinking went, would boost turnout among minority voters who comprise a growing share of the Georgia electorate but who tend not to show up in midterms. Evans would pursue the more traditional path for Southern Democrats, appealing to white workers and suburbanites souring on the controversial Republican president. Thus, when Abrams trounced Evans Tuesday night, the press tended to portray her as an outsider who had overcome the establishment.

It’s true that Abrams’s achievement could portend a historic result this fall: If she defeats Republican Casey Cagle, she will become the first female African-American governor in U.S. history. Winning as a black woman is harder than winning as a white woman (or man). But look a little closer and the whole outsider vs. establishment narrative begins to blur, as does the near synonymous “liberal vs. moderate” dichotomy.

For instance, Evans and Abrams were virtually indistinguishable on the issues, and while Evans boasted endorsements from former Democratic Gov. Barnes and former Democratic Sen. Max Cleland, Abrams had establishment supporters as well: three of Georgia’s four Democratic members of Congress, a bevy of state legislators, U.S. Sens. Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand and Chris Coons — and Hillary Clinton. (No current U.S. senators and only one congressman chose to back Evans.) Abrams was also the former minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives — and the frontrunner for pretty much the entire race. To claim her as an outsider would be an exaggeration, to say the least.

Tuesday’s other most-watched primary was a similar story. Located in the Houston suburbs, the Seventh Congressional District made waves earlier this year when the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee intervened on behalf of primary candidate Lizzie Fletcher, releasing an opposition-research memo attacking her main opponent, the progressive activist and writer Laura Moser. The backlash among grassroots liberals was enough to propel Moser into Tuesday’s runoff — but it wasn’t enough to power the self-branded insurgent to victory. According to the final tally, Fletcher wound up with twice as many votes as her rival.

On paper this looks like a clean victory for the so-called establishment — Moser was fond of brash “resistance” rhetoric, while Fletcher favors reaching out to disaffected Republicans and independents — and that’s certainly how the coverage is casting it. But again, reality isn’t quite so clear-cut. Like Moser, and like many of the rest of this year’s resistance candidates, Fletcher is a first-time female politician who was inspired to run in response to Trump’s election. After meddling in February, the DCCC backed off, and it never added Fletcher to its Red to Blue endorsement program; it never attacked Moser again either. On balance, the establishment probably made Fletcher’s life harder, not easier, by nationalizing the race and driving activists toward Moser. In a different context, Fletcher might have been the outsider herself.

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Elsewhere in Texas on Tuesday, the distinctions between outsider and establishment were just as hazy. Congressional primary winners included an openly lesbian Filipina Air Force intelligence officer (Gina Ortiz Jones) and a black civil rights attorney who once played in the NFL (Colin Allred). Both seem on the face of it like outsiders, but both were backed by the DCCC. In Kentucky, the former fighter pilot and rookie political candidate Amy McGrath defied conventional wisdom by upsetting Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, who was recruited by national Democrats, while state Rep. Clarke Tucker — another DCCC Red to Blue congressional pick — clobbered several candidates to his left in Arkansas’s only contested Democratic primary.

So what conclusions should political junkies draw from Tuesday’s results, if not the reductive ones preferred by the press? Perhaps something a little less polarized and a little more accepting of outcomes that don’t fit into one box or the other. Yes, there are more outsiders running, and winning, this year; the rise of rookie resistance candidates is one of the biggest stories of the cycle. And yes, Democrats as a whole are moving to the left; that much was clear as soon as Hillary Clinton started co-opting Bernie Sanders’s positions in 2016.

The thing is that the establishment recognizes these realities, and it is responding in kind. That’s why it didn’t go to the mat against Moser, or for Gray; that’s why the white gubernatorial candidate in Georgia got less support from national Dems than her black rival, and why the DCCC immediately released a memo showing that McGrath would be a strong general-election contender.

Politics is always going to be local, to some extent. And good candidates who understand their constituents are always going to outperform their less talented, less tuned-in rivals. What those constituents want might be shifting. What those good candidates look and sound like might be evolving too. But the establishment is adjusting in response. For Democrats, the story of Tuesday’s primaries — and this year’s primaries as whole — isn’t that outsiders and insiders are pulling the party apart. The story is that, slowly but surely, they’re starting to move in the same direction.

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Jared Kushner Received His Security Clearance: Reports

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, now has a permanent security clearance after longstanding scrutiny over his alleged meetings with foreign officials, multipleoutletsreported Wednesday.

Kushner had been operating under a temporary security clearance while the FBI performed a background check.

He has been the subject of scrutiny in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and other congressional probes for revising his SF-86 form used to gain a security clearance and retroactively reporting interactions with foreign officials, including Russians.

“With respect to the news about his clearances, as we stated before, his application was properly submitted, reviewed by numerous career officials and underwent the normal process,” Abbe Lowell, a personal attorney for Kushner, said in a statement. “Having completed all of these processes, he’s looking forward to continuing to do the work the president has asked him to do.”

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

White House officials stripped Kushner’s top-secret-level clearance in February, in response to a scandal over former staff secretary Rob Porter. Porter, who resigned after allegations surfaced that he had abused his two ex-wives, also had been granted a temporary clearance pending the completion of a prolonged FBI background check.

Scrutiny over the White House’s handling of Porter’s abuse allegations exposed that numerous other officials also had only temporary clearances.

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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Prosecutors add lewd conduct charges to tortured kids case

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors on Thursday added four charges of lewd conduct against a father accused of torturing his children in a Northern California home where prosecutors say 10 children lived in filth and neglect.

The charges against the 29-year-old man were filed as he and his 31-year-old wife appeared in Solano County Superior Court.

The father faces nine counts of felony child abuse, seven counts of felony torture and four counts of lewd conduct on a child under 14.

The mother faces nine counts of felony child abuse and one count of child neglect involving all 10 children. Both have pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors say the children were punched, kicked, strangled, shot with a BB gun and subjected to waterboarding by their father, while their mother did nothing to stop it.

The Associated Press is not naming the parents to protect the identity of the children, in line with AP’s policy to avoid identifying victims of alleged sexual abuse.

Records show the 10 children removed from the house on March 31 are 6 months to 12 years old,

Documents filed in the case do not specify the injuries sustained by each child.

Prosecutors have not elaborated on the case since announcing last week that they had removed the children from the home where they say torture was carried out “for sadistic purposes.”

Fairfield police found the children huddled on the living room floor of the two-story home that was littered with feces and trash in the suburb 46 miles (74 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco, prosecutors said.

“The children appeared to be skittish and spoke with speech impediments,” prosecutor Veronica Juarez wrote in a request last week to raise the father’s bail to $5.2 million.

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