‘Kids Screaming in the Next Room’ Another Lawmaker Exposes Horrific Kidnappings by US Immigration

One week after a senator made headlines when he attempted to enter a Walmart that had been converted into a detention center for immigrant children and he was removed by police, a congresswoman is speaking out about her visit to a federal prison facility where dozens of immigrant women seeking asylum were separated from their children with no warning.

Washington State Rep. Pramila Jayapal visited a facility near Seattle and met with more than 170 women who were transferred after they were taken into custody near the southern U.S. border, and she told The Nation that more than one-third of the women had been separated from their children—some because they were captured by immigration officers and some because they turned themselves in and were seeking asylum.

The ages of the children ranged anywhere from babies to teenagers, and Jayapal said that while a few mothers were notified that their children had been placed in foster care, the majority do not know where their children are, and did not know they were going to be taken from them.

“Thirty to 40 percent of these women came with children who had been forcibly taken away from them. None got a chance to say goodbye to their children—they were forcibly taken away. One said she was deceived because they were in detention together. Then the CBP officers told her she was going out to get her photograph taken. When she came back, she was put in a different room, and she never got to see the child again. Some of them said they could hear their children screaming for them in the next room.”

The individual cases are horrific, and Jayapal said that one mother who brought her 8- and 12-year-old children to the U.S. seeking asylum from Guatemala, was separated from them and is now terrified that her husband—who is going to be released from prison soon after serving time for raping a child—will come after them.

There also seems to be very little of the “law and order” that was promised by President Trump, and one woman who came to the U.S. with her two sons told the congresswoman that when she was detained, her 16-year-old son was sent to live with her husband in Virginia but her 11-year-old son has remained in custody for unspecified reasons.

This is a huge problem. This is part of Operation Streamline, which I have written letters and done other things to try to stop,” Rep. Jayapal said. “It was set up for mass prosecutions of quote ‘the really bad guys,’ to get that process moving because we have so few immigration judges. But they’re now using Operation Streamline for asylum seekers, and these women said anywhere from 75 to 100 are being prosecuted all together. They have headphones but they’re not allowed to speak to the judge.” 

The women Jayapal visited were being held in a Bureau of Prisons federal facility, and when they go before a judge, they go in groups of up to 100, and they are not allowed to speak to the judge or to plead their individual cases. While seeking asylum is not illegal, the fact that the women are being tried in criminal courts instead of immigration courts is raising concerns that they will not be able to receive asylum if they plead guilty to illegally crossing the border.

“They’re not allowed to speak themselves,” Jayapal said. “There’s only one argument made for all of them. There’s only one public defender for all of them. This is a huge problem. One thing also of concern is they are pleading guilty of the crime of crossing the border. Well, when you seek asylum, if you have a criminal record, you don’t qualify for asylum.”

Jayapal also noted that while there were a number of problems with President Obama’s immigration policies, and they often led to families being forced to stay in horrific “family detention centers,” the practice of separating mothers from their children has exploded under the Trump Administration, and it is setting a dangerous precedent.

“For the most part, there was an attempt to distinguish between people we needed to be worried about and people we didn’t. They didn’t have a policy to go after everybody,” Jayapal said. “But this so-called zero-tolerance policy, I’ve never seen anything like it. And I’ve worked on these issues for years. I mean, I saw some of these things happening after 9/11 to Arab Americans, Muslim, people being secretly detained and deported. It takes me back to that time when there were mass roundups of people.”

While water-boarding and starvation are typically referred to as forms of torture that were approved by the United States in the post-9/11 days, Jayapal argued that separating children from their mothers should also be considered a form of torture.

“There was a time when waterboarding and torture was the accepted thing to do. Then it became unacceptable,” Jayapal said. “This separation of children from their parents is really a form of torture. These women have no idea where their children are. There’s been a lot of research on what happens to young children who are separated from their parents.”

The epidemic is occurring across the country, and when Senator Jeff Merkley visited a Walmart that had been converted into an immigrant detention center last week, he said he saw children who had been separated from their parents and were being held in cages.

“When I was at the center at McAllen Border Station, this is the processing center, earlier and I was admitted there and I did see the people, hundreds of children locked up in cages there at that facility, Merkley said in an interview with CNN. “They have big cages made out of fencing and then wire and nets stretched across the top of them so people can’t climb out of them.” 

While there have always been people seeking asylum in the U.S. from other countries, it should be noted that the “War on Drugs” in the United States has contributed both to violence in the countries immigrants are seeking asylum from, and an increase in drug trafficking over the border that has resulted in all migrants being treated like criminals.

As Ron Paul noted last year, the War on Drugs has “produced no benefit to the American people at a great cost,” and “just as with the welfare magnetthere is an enormous incentive to smuggle drugs into the United States.”

There is also the troubling concern over what is happening to the immigrant children who are separated from their parents. While the idea of an innocent child being locked in a cage is troubling, it is not the worst fate many of the children are subjected to. The Health and Human Services Department recently admitted that nearly 1,500 immigrant children have gone missing, and many of them are suspected to have been kidnapped by human traffickers.

The immigrant children who are placed into the custody of Social Services are being forced into a system that has a troubling track record. As The Free Thought Project reported, the latest report from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children shows that nearly 25,000 runaways were reported 2017, and one in seven were likely victims of child sex trafficking. Of those, 88 percent were in the care of social services when they went missing.

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Former CIA Officer Exposes Clinton Charity Fraud As Biggest Scandal In US History

Former CIA Officer and whistleblower Kevin Shipp says the reason for all the crime and treason at the FBI and DOJ all boils down to one thing – the Clinton’s so-called “charity.”

Shipp explains, “Hillary Clinton was running and is running a global financial criminal syndicate.  She was using these secret servers to conduct Clinton financial money laundering business.”

“The shocking thing about that is all the former directors of the CIA that have come out to support her, from Clapper to Brennan to Morell to Robert Gates supporting her being elected, knew about this criminal syndicate.  Comey was protecting it.  Lynch was protecting it.  Weissmann was protecting it.  And that is the big why.  What’s she got on these people?  Are they financial ties?  They had to be aware of this, especially the counter-intelligence units.  We know it was hacked into by foreign intelligence services because it was just hanging out there.  Hillary Clinton was running a secret server outside the Department of State for the purposes of laundering money through the criminal Clinton Foundation.

Are the crimes and treason of the Clinton Foundation the anvil that is about to drop? Shipp says,

It’s not just an anvil, I think it is a mountain and the nexus of everything.  This “Clinton Global Initiative” (CGI) is worldwide, and it’s been out there for a couple of decades.  It has now intertwined former Directors of the CIA and FBI.   George Soros is a part of it.  It’s connected to all kinds of global financial institutions…

It is at least a $100 billion…

All these people protecting and defending Hillary Clinton and knowing about her criminal syndicate, this goes into the so-called ‘Deep State’ of our government, and it is connected, involved and intertwined in the global criminal crime syndicate called the Clinton Foundation.  This is probably going to be the biggest scandal in U.S. history–once it’s busted.  I think they are quietly working on it now, and I think they have been for the last year.  It is so huge the arrests and indictments could cause a Constitutional crisis with some people being removed.  Maybe that’s why they are moving slowly.  It all comes back down to the Clinton Foundation and the criminal syndicate.”

Is former President Obama involved with the Clinton crime syndicate? Shipp says,

Yes, I am absolutely convinced of it.  George Soros gave $30 million to Obama’s campaign.  Then he gave $27.1 million to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.  Both Obama and Clinton are tied directly into George Soros.  Obama was put into office with millions of dollars that came out of nowhere.

Yes, he’s part of this cabal.  Yes, he’s part of this global syndicate, and in my opinion, the subversion of our government.”

In closing, Shipp contends,“There could be a Constitutional crisis in that we could see Congressmen, Senators, former Directors of the FBI and the CIA perp walked after they receive charges.”

“Could you imagine if senior DOJ officials were arrested, some Congressmen and Senators were arrested and other government officials were arrested on charges and walked out of office?  That’s the Constitutional crisis I am talking about.  Those kind of high level arrests would shake up this nation.  It would be huge, and that’s why it has taken so long and methodical in doing this.”

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with CIA whistleblower Kevin Shipp…

via:zerohedge.com

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Roseanne’s Cancellation Was About More Than Just ‘Racism’, It Exposes Social Engineering in the US

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While in no way excusing the grossly offensive comments made by Rosanne Barr on Twitter about former top Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, there is without question a certain level of social engineering that can be seen in the selective outrage and cancellation of her hit television series, as compared with the treatment a number of other left-leaning comedians who have made a “jokes” that were every bit as “racist.”

Barr frequently uses her Twitter account to deride progressive politics and is a Trump supporter. President Trump actually called Barr to congratulate her when “Roseanne” drew record ratings for its premiere in March.

Jarrett, a Muslim woman of African American descent, was born in Iran where she lived until moving to Chicago at the age of seven. While responding to a tweet about Jarrett, Barr wrote:

Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby = vj.”

The tweet by Barr, who has been a lightning rod for criticism due to her extremely outspoken nature throughout her career, was quickly characterized as racist due to Jarrett’s African American ancestry, and a progressive media firestorm erupted.

Barr, whose show’s reboot was the surprise hit of the television season, issued an apology to Jarrett and “all Americans,” but ABC nonetheless canceled their top-rated sitcom.

“I’m not a racist, just an idiot who made a bad joke,” Barr told her fans.

In a response to a tweet from one of her Twitter followers, Barr said, “I honestly thought she was Jewish and Persian—ignorant of me for sure, but… I did.”

Later, during a Tweetstorm, the comedian said the controversial tweet was partially a result of her use of Ambien, a medication used to treat insomnia that has been reported to sometimes result in strange side effects.

“Guys, I did something unforgivable, so do not defend me,” Barr said. “It was 2 in the morning and I was Ambien tweeting—it was Memorial Day, too—I went [too] far & do not want it defended—it was egregious, indefensible. I made a mistake I wish I hadn’t but…don’t defend it please.”

Barr, an avowed Trump supporter—both on the show and in reality, through her selection of retweets, directly implied that she was fired over her support for President Trump.

A retweet, posted by Barr, quoted Herman Cain on Fox, saying, “I believe they were looking for a reason to cancel #Roseanne and here’s why. Even though the show was a ratings success, forces within ABC didn’t like the fact that her conservative defense of certain things was so popular.”

Incidentally, conservative actor Tim Allen had a similar experience with his ABC series Last Man Standing, when fans were left wondering why the blue-collar sitcom, which was ABC’s second most-watched comedy at the time, with 8.1 million viewers in Live +7, only behind flagship Modern Family (8.7 million), would be so unceremoniously canceled.

“Stunned and blindsided by the network I called home for the last six years,” Allen tweeted in May after his popular comedy series was suddenly canceled.

Although ABC denied the cancellation had anything to do with Allen’s politics, the only logical conclusion as to why a hit series capable of bringing in strong ad revenue would be given the ax is that the promotion of more libertarian or conservative values is not part of the oligarchies’ plan as it empowers the individual, thus making it more difficult to centralize control.

Conversely, in July 2017, on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Maher called himself a “house nigger” during an interview with Republican Senator Ben Sasse. While discussing Sasse’s book, they bantered:

“No, adults dress up for Halloween. They don’t do that in Nebraska?” Maher said. Sasse responded, “It’s frowned upon. We don’t do that quite as much.”

“I’ve got to get to Nebraska more,” Maher replied. Sasse joked that Maher was welcome to come work the fields. Maher responded with his own joke: “Work in the fields? Senator, I’m a house nigger!

While some viewers on Twitter called for Maher to be fired, arguing the obvious: that no white man should say the word “nigger,” Maher still has a show and there was no advertising boycott.

See how that works?

For the so-called progressive left-leaning individuals, racism seems to be something that is tolerable to the mainstream media pundits.

If one example is not enough, how about the case of Jimmy Kimmel doing blackface during an episode of The Man Show, which aired on Comedy Central from 1999 to 2004.

In the clip, Kimmel is dressed as former NBA player Karl Malone and wears dark paint on his body and face. In an effort to make fun of Malone, Kimmel mocks the dialect of African Americans.

Ironically, Kimmel is now employed as the late-night talk show host of Jimmy Kimmel Live, which just so happens to air on ABC—the very same network that canned Roseanne for a Tweet perceived as racist. He also dressed up in blackface to mock Oprah too.

When two individuals make similar statements or “jokes,” but are held to drastically different standards one has to ask: Why?

Clearly, if this were simply about race, neither Kimmel or Maher would currently be hosting a talk show. The simple answer is that to socially engineer society effectively, the societal power-elite must purge voices that normalize individualism, as they allow for a pop culture outlet that people can gravitate towards and find kinship with, which works against the consolidation of power.

Thus, those that subscribe to liberalism are given a pass for not following the rules when it comes to how they talk or “joke” about race or women, but voices of liberty or conservatism are swiftly taken out of the spotlight as to not allow their message and value system to spread.

As legendary comedian George Carlin so poignantly noted,

“Political correctness is Fascism pretending to be manners.”

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Elon Musk Exposes The Oil Industry & The Stranglehold It Has On Mainstream Media In Epic Rant



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On the face of it, it is natural that Elon Musk would be somewhat of an opponent to gas-powered vehicles and the Big Oil cartel that fuels them. All he seems to be asking for, however, is a level playing field, where his electric cars can be measured against their gas-powered brethren based on actual customer experiences and objective reporting.

He contends that he is not getting a fair shake. He has argued that coverage of crashes involving Tesla cars have been disproportionately over-reported and negatively slanted by design, as a consequence of the undue influence of Big Oil.e

In this tweet he refers to an Electrek article entitled ‘Tesla (TSLA) could rally as media negativity is ‘increasingly immaterial’, says Baird.’ The article quotes Baird’s auto analyst Ben Kallo in a note to clients about Tesla:

Negative headlines have increased substantially in the past month and, in our opinion, increasingly immaterial reports have dominated news cycles. We think we have hit a peak in negative coverage/sentiment, and believe shares could appreciate significantly with execution, which should coincide with an improvement in sentiment.

Later in the article Electrek puts their two cents in:

I have to agree with Baird here. I have been increasingly bummed out by the media’s coverage of Tesla.

Not only with the obsessive coverage of crashes trying to link what are mostly driver mistakes to Tesla Autopilot or risk of battery fires, but also a general increase of misleading clickbait.

Endemic Problem In Mainstream Media

Elon Musk, the quintessential innovator, sees the root of the problem not as personal leanings of the reporters and journalists, but in the business model of mainstream media itself and the undue pressure it puts on slanting the narrative a particular way:

It’s interesting to see mainstream journalists resist and take personally what Musk is condemning, as evidenced by some of the responses to Musk on Twitter. While some mainstream journalists may hold on to the illusion that they are completely free to report and analyze on the impulses of their convictions and conscience, the more conscious among them realize that their success is dependent on their efforts to proliferate a narrative that favors not only advertisers, but the controlling interests of the media establishment itself. Often they are one and the same.

In this case, a journalist’s condemnation and mockery of Tesla cars is likely fostered and encouraged by superiors and the overall culture, while outright advocacy for Tesla cars is covertly or overtly discouraged. It does not take long to subtly weed renegades out of an intellectual culture and assimilate/elevate those who are willing to follow the party line and be proponents of a controlled perception.

Selling A Narrative 

Sometimes an advertiser has a bigger goal in mind than simply selling their product, as this article from the Free Thought Project points out:

One of the dark secrets of the advertising industry is the fact that commercials are not always intended to sell something, but are sometimes an undercover bribe, which corporations use to control the narrative on the sponsored news sources. An obvious example of this is how military arms suppliers like Boeing or Lockheed Martin will advertise on major networks despite the fact that their products are not available for sale to the people watching the advertisements.

It is no coincidence that international stories are covered with a pro-war slant on every major media platform when the arms dealers are advertising on each one—in fact, that is the very reason they advertise. The same goes for recruitment ads for the military, these serve the double purpose of recruiting and also controlling the narrative of the media outlet by becoming their sponsor.

Elon Musk’s issue with mainstream media might appear to be about cars, but it is more fundamentally about a the struggles of a highly successful innovator dealing with a reactionary established order. As the general public becomes more aware of the fact that mainstream media is not the objective journalism we once believed in more naive times, this looks like a fair fight. Musk even lays down the gauntlet as follows:

While this may be the half-serious ramblings of Musk’s Twitter rant petering out, it nonetheless sparks our interest and imagination. As seekers of truth, we certainly look forward to the day when mechanisms are in place to bring greater accountability for media story inaccuracies; a time when all journalists, most of whom are undoubtedly decent people trying to earn a living, are liberated to speak the unblemished truth as they see it.


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Congressman Exposes ‘Secretive’ USDA Experiments that are Incinerating Hundreds of Kittens

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Prince George’s County, MD — Rep. Mike Bishop, a Republican representing Michigan’s 8th District, is exposing a program that he calls “secretive and problematic” within the U.S. Department of Agriculture in which hundreds of kittens are being incinerated in Maryland.

According to the USDA, the breeding and subsequent mass killing of kittens is essential to understanding and combating a dangerous parasite. However, citing inhumane procedures and wasted taxpayer funds, Bishop has called for an official investigation into the program.

On Tuesday, Bishop sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue citing his and other’s concerns on how the kitten are being used in the program.

As WTOP reports, according to the letter, Bishop says that his office reviewed documents about a research project on toxoplasmosis conducted at the USDA’s Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland.

The secret experiments were brought to light after a Freedom of Information Act request was filed by the anti-animal research group White Coat Waste Project.

According to Bishop, the experiments involve breeding hundreds of kittens, feeding them parasite infected raw meet for several weeks and then burning them. The kittens are essentially test tubes as they are only bred so that their feces can be used in later experiments.

“I’m shocked and disturbed that for decades the USDA — the very organization charged with enforcing animal welfare laws — has been unnecessarily killing hundreds of kittens in expensive and inefficient lab experiments,” Bishop said in a statement.

“Any government research program like this one that’s been funded since the Nixon administration needs to be put under the microscope, especially when it involves using kittens as disposable test tubes in harmful tests that most taxpayers oppose.”

According to Bishop, the USDA protocol indicates that the cats who are fed the infected meat do not become sick. Bishop’s letter demands to know the cost to the taxpayer, the precise number of kittens used, pain reporting to see how bad the kittens are suffering, and alternatives to using kittens and possible adoption procedures.

“It appears that this project uses kittens as test tubes,” Bishop wrote. “Put simply, it creates life to destroy life. While I support the objective of making food safer and protecting people and animals from infectious diseases, we must ensure taxpayer dollars are used effectively, efficiently, and humanely.”

After receiving the letter on Tuesday, Kim Kaplan of the USDA responded by claiming that the use of cats is “essential to the success of this critical research,” and that “the estimate of 100 cats used in the research … is a serious overestimation.”

Kaplan also explained that the cats cannot be adopted out because even though they may not be infected they still pose a risk to others through their fecal matter.

However, expert authorities–including the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention–agree that the Toxoplasma-exposed cats are safe and adoptable because after just one Toxoplasma exposure, cats shed the parasite, become immune and won’t transmit to humans or other animals, according to the White Coat Waste Project.

As to why they use kittens, the USDA explained, “only cats are found to excrete the environmentally resistant stage of the parasite.”

In regard to the incineration of kittens, cost to taxpayers, and pain reporting, however, the USDA chose to remain silent, only stating that the lab “complies with best management practices in animal research.”

Naturally, no one wants to ingest harmful parasites and get sick and the research likely provides some benefit in this regard. However, the length of time that it has been going on indicates that the research is either ineffective or the program is merely trying to justify its funding by continuing experiments.

According to Bishop, the research has been ongoing at the USDA since 1982, and at 100 kittens a year, the death toll is staggering.

As the WCWP points out, these deadly, decades-old taxpayer-funded kitten experiments also continue despite criticism from veterinary experts who call the kitten model “difficult and expensive,” say it raises “ethical concerns,” and are advocating for development on in vitro models.

If this was a private corporation doing this exact same thing, the USDA would likely be stepping in to stop it. However, because they are the government, they can do as they wish.

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Rand Paul Exposes Congress’ Plot to Give President ‘Unlimited’ Dictatorial Power for War

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“The Congress shall have Power To . . . provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States.”
—U.S. Constitution, Article I, section 8, clause 1

Like many powers articulated in the U.S. Constitution, Congress’ authority to declare war was revolutionary in its design, as the founders saw the atrocities carried out by centralized heads of states like kings and queens and set out to prevent them. The Constitution was a clear break from the past when a handful of European monarchs controlled the continent’s ability to tax, make law, and wage war.

The framers of the Constitution—reluctant to repeat history and delegate massive influence in the hands of too few—denied the office of the President the authority to go to war unilaterally. If America was going to survive as a republic, the founders declared, acts of war required careful debate in open forums among the public’s representatives—the exact opposite of what we have today.

The founders knew of the tendency of the executive branch to always seek war, so they built in checks to prevent it. Over the past two decades, however, this has dramatically changed as the office of the president has been given increasingly more power to wage war—because 9/11.

Even more ominous though, according to Rand Paul, there is a concerted effort by the Congress to deal a death blow to what little accountability they have left to stop a dictator president from waging unlimited war on a whim. It is called the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF).

In an oped this week, Senator Paul explained how instead of Congress reclaiming its authority to prevent unlimited war, it is going to codify the unacceptable, unconstitutional status quo.

“It is clear upon reading the AUMF, put forward by Senators Tim Kaine and Bob Corker, that it gives nearly unlimited power to this or any other president to be at war whenever he or she wants, with minimal justification and no prior specific authority,” wrote Paul.

As Paul explains:

That isn’t an AUMF. That isn’t Congress reclaiming its constitutional duties. That’s a complete rewriting of the role of the executive and of the constitutional separation of powers.

The new Kaine/Corker AUMF declares war on at least the following places and people: the Taliban, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, ISIS anywhere, al-Shabaab in Somalia and elsewhere, al-Qaeda in Syria, al-Nusra in Syria, the Haqqani network in Pakistan and Afghanistan, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, in Niger, Algeria, Libya, and Nigeria, and associated forces (as defined by the president) around the globe.

That is simply breathtaking. Previous AUMFs have never included “associated forces,” and with good reason. Yet the Kaine/Corker AUMF not only codifies military action against those associated forces, but by conservative estimates authorizes war in over 20 nations.

With the passage of the new AUMF, Congress essentially removes itself from the equation in declaring war and waging attacks on sovereign nations. As it stands currently, the War Powers Act limits use of force by the executive with the exception of a national emergency or an imminent attack. To those who’ve been watching the US wage endless war in the Middle East with no Congressional oversight since 9/11, we’ve seen how terrible the War Powers Act has been at preventing the cancerous growth of the military-industrial complex.

Now, however, the AUMF seeks to remove even that.

As Rand explains, “under this bill, Congress could only disapprove of war, turning the Constitution on its head. Even worse, any resolution of disapproval could be vetoed, meaning two thirds of Congress would need to disapprove of a war, rather than a majority to approve of one. That’s a huge, unwise, and unconstitutional change.”

Like all previous erosion to the Constitution, this would be passed down to the next president, essentially turning the office of the presidency into a throne of war. Indeed, this is how empires die—but not before catastrophic and horrific carnage.

As Paul explains, “Handing war-making power from Congress to the executive branch is not an exercise in congressional power. It is the final and full abandonment of that power. It is wrong, it is unconstitutional, and it should be stopped.”

If you’d like to call your representative to tell them you don’t want them to give unlimited dictatorial war powers to the president, you can enter your zip code below to get their contact information.

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EXCLUSIVE: Whistleblower Exposes Officers Laughing as Inmates Eat Feces, are Beaten and Killed

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The former inmate and whistleblower who has openly shared his account of his horrific experiences during the time he served in Florida’s Charlotte County Jail, has made a mini-documentary in an attempt to further expose patterns of rampant corruption within the jail, and the dangers it poses for inmates.

Rob Tigro and Rodney McGee initially spoke out in an exclusive interview with The Free Thought Project in June 2017 after they began documenting the ongoing misconduct in the jail’s medical wing.

McGee said he witnessed the death of inmate Thomas Andreason, a panhandler, who had been complaining of chest pains. McGee said Andreason was Tased, pepper-sprayed, and placed into a restraint chair until he died. Even though he was in the medical wing, he received no medical treatment, but worse still, McGee claimed that the very officers who were supposed to help the inmate actually killed him.

Tigro said he was forced to clean up the bloody aftermath after he watched officers torture an inmate to death in August 2015. Gregg Ireland, 47, was arrested for driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content that was nearly three times the legal limit. He was booked in Charlotte County Jail’s medical wing, where the staff failed to give him the potassium supplement he was prescribed, or any detox medications to help him with alcohol withdrawals.

Instead, Tigro claimed that officers Tased, beat, and pepper-sprayed Ireland to death. According to a report from WINK News, over the course of an hour, “Ireland was Tased a total of nine times and restrained by several deputies. When they realized he was not responding or breathing, they started CPR and eventually transported him to the hospital.”

Tigro said he was forced to clean up the bloody scene from Ireland’s encounter with officers. Now he has made a mini-documentary to bring attention to the way Sheriff William Prummell handles criminal complaints of his deputies and corrections officers.

The beginning of the video shows Prummell giving a press conference at CCSO headquarters. The sheriff was attempting to explain how one of his officers forced an inmate to eat feces and was subsequently fired.

The inmate, 57-year-old Mark Kapuscinski was serving time for drug charges and has a history of mental illness.

“You can clearly see there was fecal matter on his hand. He presented it to the person standing at the window and that he put it on his face,” Sheriff Prummell said at the time.

The sheriff said the officer Michael Burnette also failed to report the strange incident.Video would later surface showing Burnette laughing as the man ingests his own bodily waste.

The overarching controversy detailed in the video below involves that case as well as deaths in the medical wing of the jail, the cover-up, and rampant corruption throughout the department.

To date, no officer has been arrested or charged with any crime associated with the deaths of Andreason and Ireland, despite a consensus by inmates housed in the medical wing who collectively believe the two men were murdered.

Tigro told The Free Thought Project that he believes the crimes and the illegal activities the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office are engaged in, are being covered up by a law enforcement agency which, predictably, investigates itself and finds no wrongdoing.

Following TFTP’s publication of the two former inmates going public with alleged abuses and murders, the story made mainstream media headlines in Charlotte County. Tigro was later interviewed by Lauren Sweeney with WINK News who further investigated the deaths of inmates while in custody.

For her story, first reported on TFTP, Sweeney was awarded “First Place” by Florida’s Associated Press. Tigro’s purpose for coming forward was not so that a journalist could be awarded for her story but, rather, to raise awareness about the practice of abusing and killing inmates in the medical wing of the jail. Already, too many inmates have died at the hands of sociopath corrections officers, who not only allegedly killed inmates but were allowed to keep their jobs thereafter.

Tigro’s video details the climate where officers appear more as terrorists—dressed all in black with their faces covered—resembling Mexican Mafia members than officers of the peace.

Every state in the union should follow the law as implemented in the State of Wisconsin. There, thanks to the vigilant actions of Michael Bell, state law now mandates that any time there is an officer-involved incident that leads to the death of someone in custody, an outside agency must take the lead in the investigation.

The days where a law enforcement agency can investigate itself and find no wrongdoing need to come to an end. There is simply no justice when police can exonerate themselves.

DASH cryptocurrency and The Free Thought Project have formed a partnership that will continue to spread the ideas of peace and freedom while simultaneously teaching people how to operate outside of the establishment systems of control like using cryptocurrency instead of dollars. Winning this battle is as simple as choosing to abstain from the violent corrupt old system and participating in the new and peaceful system that hands the power back to the people. DASH is this system.

DASH digital cash takes the control the banking elite has over money and gives it back to the people. It is the ultimate weapon in the battle against the money changers and information controllers.

If you’d like to start your own DASH wallet and be a part of this change and battle for peace and freedom, you can start right here. DASH is already accepted by vendors all across the world so you can begin using it immediately.

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Simpsons Creator Refuses to Apologize for ‘Apu,’ and Exposes Danger of ‘Pretending to be Offended’

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Simpsons creator Matt Groening knew he would stir up controversy when he decided to give life to show character “Apu Nahasapeemapetilon.” But maybe he had no idea how much, or didn’t care. Whatever his motivation for introducing the world to Apu, his character has predictably drawn the consternation of the politically correct police department.

But according to Groening, the outrage is fake news and those who take offense to the stereotypical Indian character are simply pretending to be offended. In a revealing interview with USA Today, Groening was asked if he had any comments about Apu being a stereotype of the Indian Community.

“Not really,” Groening responded. I’m proud of what we do on the show. And I think it’s a time in our culture where people love to pretend they’re offended.”

One of those concerned citizens to whom Groening was likely referring is comedian Hari Kondabolu. Even though Kondabolu has made a living employing his self-deprecating humor, often making fun of his own Indian heritage, he decided to attempt to kill Apu by making a documentary. “The Problem With Apu,” as it is titled, attempts to reveal just how stereotypical, racist, and offensive Apu is to the Indian-American community.

TruTV’s documentary even assembled A-list actors to opine about how offensive Apu is to them. Those actors include Kal Penn, Whoopi Goldberg, and others.

Kondabolu readily admits Apu sounds like his father but seems more offended that long-time Simpson voice-over actor, Hank Azaria, a white man, was tapped as the voice of Apu.

None of that bothers Groening. And it really does not seem to bother Kondabolu, who is now making money off of attacking a fictitious animated character who looks and sounds like many Indian-Americans people encounter on a daily basis. In the end, Apu is simply funny, and a somewhat true to life persona as many people view him.

‘So what makes Apu so stereotypical?’ one might ask. For starters, Apu is a Kwik-E-Mart owner, not that he couldn’t have been, to fit the stereotype, a taxi cab driver, deli owner, doctor, or smoke shop owner.

His voice is choppy, quick, and slightly nasalized, which emphasizes a South Asian and until people created an issue out of it, millions of Americans—including those from India—found humor in it.

In the Youtube video below, Kondabolu spoke freely with Trevor Noah on The Daily Show and admitted, “I don’t really give a shit” about Apu. He revealed that the network, TruTV, wouldn’t like his comments.

Such an admission proves Groening’s point, one could say. The offense isn’t real and isn’t born out of something truly offensive. That is proof enough that Kondabolu is doing the critical documentary for the same reason Groening makes the Simpsons. It’s about the money, honey!

Kondabolu admitted that he had made fun of Indians relentlessly. “I milked it for as much as I could…about four or five years,” until he said, 9/11 happened. That is when he claims he changed. But he has not. He is still making money from pseudo-outrage over the Simpson’s character Apu and his White guy voice-over, Hank Azaria.

Co-writer/Executive Producer of the Simpsons, Dana Gould, simplified Apu’s character by telling Kondabolu why he is so funny. In a way, with his choice of words, Gould put to death any talk of Apu’s character as being an attempt by the show’s creators to be racist.

“There are accents that by their nature to white Americans, sound funny. Period,” Gould said.

Last week, Azaria was a guest on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert where he discussed Apu and his character. Azaria told Colbert the fact that anyone was bullied or teased by Apu’s character “makes me sad,” and he admitted that there is a lot of talk about what to do with Apu.

Azaria said he would be “perfectly willing to step aside” if, as he says, it was “the right thing to do.” He also said he would welcome South Asian writers or voice-overs into the studio. And that is precisely what the Simpsons critics want: Representation. They want a seat at the table. But it is unclear if Groening and Gould are willing to change the formula for their show’s success. After all, The Simpsons is the nation’s longest-running primetime scripted TV show.

 

There is a dangerous precedent being set in America right now, and it all stems from the act of being offended and the actions one takes to prevent future ‘offenses.’ It is important to note that the freedom of speech is under attack and it is a bipartisan effort. Many of those complicit in the quelling of free speech are merely useful idiots and have no idea they are participating in one of the most effective forms of censorship humanity has ever seen.

All people have to do to silence anyone with whom they disagree is to now claim their speech offended them.

Telling people what words they can and can’t say and how they can say them to ‘protect’ others is chilling and nothing short of tyrannical. Freedom of speech does not come with terms and conditions as words alone, less the obvious yelling “fire” in a movie theater, cannot cause physical harm.

The act of being offended is a choice taken by those who hear certain words. Limiting or changing language does nothing to stop someone from offending in another manner or being offended.

Before his death in 2008, George Carlin wrote a book titled, When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?in which he blasted everything from the dumbing down of America to the politically correct police.

In his book, Carlin explains how being politically correct is actually intolerance disguised as tolerance.

Political correctness is America’s newest form of intolerance, and it is especially pernicious because it comes disguised as tolerance. It presents itself as fairness, yet attempts to restrict and control people’s language with strict codes and rigid rules. I’m not sure that’s the way to fight discrimination. I’m not sure silencing people or forcing them to alter their speech is the best method for solving problems that go much deeper than speech.

Indeed, just like it is Kondabolu’s right to make a movie criticizing Apu, it is Groening’s right to make fun of stereotypes. It’s called freedom and there are no better options. If they can silence one of us, they can silence any of us.

DASH cryptocurrency and The Free Thought Project have formed a partnership that will continue to spread the ideas of peace and freedom while simultaneously teaching people how to operate outside of the establishment systems of control like using cryptocurrency instead of dollars. Winning this battle is as simple as choosing to abstain from the violent corrupt old system and participating in the new and peaceful system that hands the power back to the people. DASH is this system.

DASH digital cash takes the control the banking elite has over money and gives it back to the people. It is the ultimate weapon in the battle against the money changers and information controllers.

If you’d like to start your own DASH wallet and be a part of this change and battle for peace and freedom, you can start right here. DASH is already accepted by vendors all across the world so you can begin using it immediately.

Source Article from https://thefreethoughtproject.com/simpsons-creator-matt-groening-refuses-to-kowtow-and-apologize-for-apu/

‘Simpsons’ creator Groening won’t apologize for ‘Apu’ character – exposes danger of ‘pretending to be offended’

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In response to criticism about the stereotypical Indian character, Apu, the co-founder of The Simpsons said, “It’s a time in our culture where people love to pretend they’re offended.”

Simpsons creator Matt Groening knew he would stir up controversy when he decided to give life to show character “Apu Nahasapeemapetilon.” But maybe he had no idea how much, or didn’t care. Whatever his motivation for introducing the world to Apu, his character has predictably drawn the consternation of the politically correct police department.

But according to Groening, the outrage is fake news and those who take offense to the stereotypical Indian character are simply pretending to be offended. In a revealing interview with USA Today, Groening was asked if he had any comments about Apu being a stereotype of the Indian Community.

“Not really,” Groening responded. I’m proud of what we do on the show. And I think it’s a time in our culture where people love to pretend they’re offended.”

One of those concerned citizens to whom Groening was likely referring is comedian Hari Kondabolu. Even though Kondabolu has made a living employing his self-deprecating humor, often making fun of his own Indian heritage, he decided to attempt to kill Apu by making a documentary. The Problem With Apu, as it is titled, attempts to reveal just how stereotypical, racist, and offensive Apu is to the Indian-American community.

TruTV’s documentary even assembled A-list actors to opine about how offensive Apu is to them. Those actors include Kal Penn, Whoopi Goldberg, and others.

Kondabolu readily admits Apu sounds like his father but seems more offended that long-time Simpson voice-over actor, Hank Azaria, a white man, was tapped as the voice of Apu.

None of that bothers Groening. And it really does not seem to bother Kondabolu, who is now making money off of attacking a fictitious animated character who looks and sounds like many Indian-Americans people encounter on a daily basis. In the end, Apu is simply funny, and a somewhat true to life persona as many people view him.

‘So what makes Apu so stereotypical?’ one might ask. For starters, Apu is a Kwik-E-Mart owner, not that he couldn’t have been, to fit the stereotype, a taxi cab driver, deli owner, doctor, or smoke shop owner.

His voice is choppy, quick, and slightly nasalized, which emphasizes a South Asian and until people created an issue out of it, millions of Americans-including those from India-found humor in it.

In the Youtube video below, Kondabolu spoke freely with Trevor Noah on The Daily Show and admitted, “I don’t really give a shit” about Apu. He revealed that the network, TruTV, wouldn’t like his comments.

Such an admission proves Groening’s point, one could say. The offense isn’t real and isn’t born out of something truly offensive. That is proof enough that Kondabolu is doing the critical documentary for the same reason Groening makes the Simpsons. It’s about the money, honey!

Kondabolu admitted that he had made fun of Indians relentlessly. “I milked it for as much as I could…about four or five years,” until he said, 9/11 happened. That is when he claims he changed. But he has not. He is still making money from pseudo-outrage over the Simpson’s character Apu and his White guy voice-over, Hank Azaria.

Co-writer/Executive Producer of the Simpsons, Dana Gould, simplified Apu’s character by telling Kondabolu why he is so funny. In a way, with his choice of words, Gould put to death any talk of Apu’s character as being an attempt by the show’s creators to be racist.

“There are accents that by their nature to white Americans, sound funny. Period,” Gould said.

Last week, Azaria was a guest on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert where he discussed Apu and his character. Azaria told Colbert the fact that anyone was bullied or teased by Apu’s character “makes me sad,” and he admitted that there is a lot of talk about what to do with Apu.

Azaria said he would be “perfectly willing to step aside” if, as he says, it was “the right thing to do.” He also said he would welcome South Asian writers or voice-overs into the studio. And that is precisely what the Simpsons critics want: Representation. They want a seat at the table. But it is unclear if Groening and Gould are willing to change the formula for their show’s success. After all, The Simpsons is the nation’s longest-running primetime scripted TV show.

There is a dangerous precedent being set in America right now, and it all stems from the act of being offended and the actions one takes to prevent future ‘offenses.’ It is important to note that the freedom of speech is under attack and it is a bipartisan effort. Many of those complicit in the quelling of free speech are merely useful idiots and have no idea they are participating in one of the most effective forms of censorship humanity has ever seen.

All people have to do to silence anyone with whom they disagree is to now claim their speech offended them.

Telling people what words they can and can’t say and how they can say them to ‘protect’ others is chilling and nothing short of tyrannical. Freedom of speech does not come with terms and conditions as words alone, less the obvious yelling “fire” in a movie theater, cannot cause physical harm.

The act of being offended is a choice taken by those who hear certain words. Limiting or changing language does nothing to stop someone from offending in another manner or being offended.

Before his death in 2008, George Carlin wrote a book titled, When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?, in which he blasted everything from the dumbing down of America to the politically correct police.

In his book, Carlin explains how being politically correct is actually intolerance disguised as tolerance.

Political correctness is America’s newest form of intolerance, and it is especially pernicious because it comes disguised as tolerance. It presents itself as fairness, yet attempts to restrict and control people’s language with strict codes and rigid rules. I’m not sure that’s the way to fight discrimination. I’m not sure silencing people or forcing them to alter their speech is the best method for solving problems that go much deeper than speech.

Indeed, just like it is Kondabolu’s right to make a movie criticizing Apu, it is Groening’s right to make fun of stereotypes. It’s called freedom and there are no better options. If they can silence one of us, they can silence any of us.

Jack Burns is an educator, journalist, investigative reporter, and advocate of natural medicine

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