McCabe firing could lead to a test of America’s political system

A path to conflict may have been set in motion now that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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Teacher In Custody After Firing Gun Inside Georgia High School, Police Say

A Georgia high school teacher is in custody after authorities say he barricaded himself inside of an empty classroom and fired a gun as students stood outside.

The shooting, which took place just before noon on Wednesday, led to a frantic lockdown at Dalton High School that resulted in only a minor ankle injury to a student as she was running down the halls, police said at a press conference.

Dalton police spokesman Bruce Frazier said the classroom was empty of students at the time of the shooting. The teacher, who has not been identified, had locked himself inside of the room, refusing to allow students inside. 

When the school’s principal tried to get in the classroom, the teacher again forced the door shut. It was shortly after that that witnesses reported hearing at least one gunshot, he said.

“Obviously at that point, [the principal] locked down the school, he called all the police in, the school resources in,” Frazier added.

There was a school resource officer present at the time of the incident, Frazier said, though the officer’s exact location wasn’t immediately known.

The teacher was taken into custody about 45 minutes later without further incident and is expected to face charges, Frazier said.

Students at the school, which is located about 90 miles north of Atlanta, were taken off campus, where their parents could pick them up, police said on Twitter.

Frazier added that the news of gunfire at the school had “absolutely” left him rattled.

“It jacked up my blood pressure by several points,” he said of his response to hearing the news on a police scanner. “I’m really impressed by how our people responded.” 

The frightening incident came the same day that classes resumed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, two weeks after a lone gunman killed 17 people.

It also followed heated debates on gun control across the country.

President Donald Trump, who met with survivors of the Parkland shooting last week, has suggested arming teachers and other faculty members to help prevent school shootings.

That suggestion led some on social media to ridicule the idea following news of the teacher’s arrest.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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Bob Gates: There will be ‘political cost’ for firing Mueller

Former Secretary of Defense Bob Gates calls Mueller “a man of extraordinary integrity” and says that Congress should make clear the political consequences if Mueller were to be fired. The full interview with Bob Gates airs tomorrow on Meet the Press

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Former U.S. Attorneys Warn Trump About 'Severe Repercussions' Of Firing Robert Mueller

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of more than 20 former federal prosecutors has urged President Donald Trump to stand by his recent statements and allow special counsel Robert Mueller to conduct his investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election without interference. 

When a reporter asked Trump last week if he planned to fire Mueller, the president said he did not, adding that “there was no collusion whatsoever” between his campaign and Russia. 

Twenty-two former U.S. attorneys from 18 states and Puerto Rico wrote a letter to Trump on Friday in which they said they were “gratified” to have heard these recent statements about the Mueller investigation.

Ensuring the special counsel can conduct his investigation “free from interference or fear of reprisal” is essential “to the interests of justice and public trust,” they wrote. 

“We do not know where Mr. Mueller’s investigation may lead but, from our own experience, we know that Mr. Mueller must be permitted to continue the difficult job with which he has been charged,” the letter reads. “Seeking his removal would have severe repercussions for Americans’ sense of justice here at home and for our reputation for fairness around the world.”

Trump fired FBI Director James Comey in May while he was leading an investigation into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia. The president later admitted he was thinking about the Russia investigation when he decided to dismiss Comey. 

Trump’s lawyers looked into Mueller’s potential conflicts of interests and explored the president’s power to grant pardons — to aides, family and himself — as a means of undermining the Justice Department’s investigation, The Washington Post reported in July. Trump also reportedly asked his advisers about the limits of his constitutional powers. 

Rumors swirled last week about whether Mueller’s time as special counsel may be limited. His office obtained tens of thousands of transition emails, and a lawyer representing Trump’s transition team accused him of doing so illegally. But a spokesman for Mueller denied any wrongdoing, saying the team had “secured either the account owner’s consent or appropriate criminal process.”

John Roberts, Fox News’ chief White House correspondent, reported Friday that sources told him Trump’s attorneys have “a very good relationship with Mueller’s office” and that the special prosecutor is not in danger of losing his job. 

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WATCH: Richmond Cop Arrested After Firing Multiple Rounds at San Francisco Hotel


SAN FRANCISCO — A Richmond police officer has been placed on administrative leave after being taken into custody at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco for an incident involving gunfire and a subsequent standoff with S.F. police, KPIX has learned.

Multiple sources tell KPIX 5 off-duty Richmond police officer Phillip Sanchez is the person who fired multiple rounds inside the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco early Sunday morning.

Richmond mayor Tom Butt released this statement.

“At this point we know that one of our off-duty officers was involved in a shooting incident in San Francisco early this morning. As far as we know, there were no injuries to him or any other party. The officer is being placed on administrative leave pending investigation. San Francisco Police Department is handling the investigation. As this is a San Francisco PD investigation, we will not be issuing a statement to the media other than confirming that our off-duty officer was in fact involved.”

Officers got reports of possible gunfire at 4:55 a.m. Sunday, and witnesses told them a man shot a gun inside the hotel in the 700 block of Market St., according to Officer Robert Rueca.

The suspect, described as 45 years old by Rueca, refused to come out of the hotel. Police set up a perimeter and communicated with the suspect by telephone and he peacefully surrendered around 6:30 a.m., Rueca said.

“We’ve recovered a firearm from the incident and there was a shelter in place during the incident,” said Rueca.

There were no reports of injuries, according to Rueca.

The suspect is in custody and is being medically evaluated but has not been arrested.

“It’s still under investigation,” Rueca said.

Sanchez has been on the Richmond force for at least eight years. He was once described by the “Richmond Confidential” website as “a cool-headed cop.”

Despite the shelter in place order, the guests KPIX 5 spoke to said they were never told anything about what happened.

“I didn’t hear anything. Nobody came and they didn’t say anything,” said Four Seasons guest Dilara Yakin.

“I’m a very loyal Four Seasons guest, I’m just a little bit surprised that nobody notified the guests at the hotel that there was a situation like that,” said guest Garrett Calacci.

Hours after the shooting and arrest, guests told KPIX 5 police were still scouring the hallways. Gunnar Burklund was staying on the opposite end of the 6th floor, the same floor police were examining.

“They’re long halls. It was a different hallway, but still weird, kinda scary,” said Burklund.

On the eighth floor, detectives went from room to room, asking people if they heard gunshots.

One couple said police were looking for a woman.

“There’s detectives and they’re going in and out of stairwells and the floors and they’re asking people that are staying there questions,” said Four Seasons guest Steven Fay.

“Definitely not what I expected opening the door. I thought it was housekeeping at first and he had his badge and I was shocked,” said guest Christina Fay.

Representatives with the Four Seasons said the man was a guest at the hotel and that all other guests and employees are safe and accounted for.

Source: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/12/17/hotel-shooting-san-francisco-four-seasons/

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New Jersey Police Chief Said Black People Have ‘No Value’ and That He’d Like to be on Firing Squad


A former New Jersey police chief made a series of alarming racist comments about African-Americans, according to an article on Facebook.

“New Jersey police chief says black people ‘have no value’ and should all be executed,” stated a Nov. 2 headline by Truth Examiner, a clickbait liberal website that largely posts articles critical of Republicans, including President Donald Trump.

Facebook users flagged the post as being potentially fabricated, as part of the social network’s efforts to combat fake news. But in this case, the information is based on actual federal criminal hate crime charge against Frank Nucera, Jr., a former police chief of Bordentown, a New Jersey township.

The website attributes the information to CNN, which reported about the case against Nucera.

Here’s a summary of the case, according to the federal criminal complaint filed Oct. 31.

Nucera frequently used racial epithets against African-Americans and called for violence against them.

In or about November 2015, when Nucera suspected that a previously arrested African- American individual had slashed the tires of a police vehicle, Nucera stated to a subordinate officer:

“I wish that n—– would come back from Trenton and give me a reason to put my hands on him, I’m tired of them. These n—— are like ISIS, they have no value. They should line them all up and mow them down. I’d like to be on the firing squad, I could do it. I used to think about if I could shoot someone or not, I could do it, I’m tired of it.”

The incident that led to the charges occurred Sept. 1, 2016, when the Ramada Hotel called to report to police that two individuals had failed to pay for a hotel room the night before and had been swimming in the hotel pool that afternoon. The suspects, both African-Americans, were an 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old woman.

The suspects resisted arrest, and one of the officers used pepper spray, but the suspects were ultimately subdued and handcuffed.

While the male suspect was no longer resisting, Nucera grabbed his head and slammed it into a metal doorjamb. Nucera also used his arm to strike the suspect’s neck or head.

Within hours of the alleged assault, a police officer recorded Nucera making racially hostile statements regarding the suspects and African-Americans in general.

Nucera retired as chief shortly after the federal government informed the New Jersey attorney general of the pending investigation.

Nucera appeared in court in November 2017. A federal grand jury indicted Nucera on Dec. 7 for allegedly violating a man’s civil rights by using excessive force during an arrest.

We contacted Nucera’s lawyer and did not get a reply. In a Dec. 22, 2016 interview with FBI agents, Nucera denied touching the male suspect, according to the indictment.

The headline stated, “New Jersey police chief says black people ‘have no value’ and should all be executed.” A federal criminal complaint states that Nucera expressed those opinions; the case is pending. Because there hasn’t been a final determination made by a court, we rate this claim Mostly True.

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WATCH: Off-Duty Newark Officer Arrested For Firing Gun From His Pickup Truck


NEWARK, Ohio – A Newark police officer was arrested over the weekend, accused of discharging his firearm from his pickup truck.

Authorities say they got called to Surrey Drive and found shell casings. Officers say they were also near North 21st Street and State Route 16, where they heard more shots, and saw a pickup truck matching the description witnesses gave them earlier.

Authorities say officers stopped the truck and recognized the driver as Newark Police officer Todd Brunton. Inside his car, they found a gun which appeared to have been recently fired. They also say the casings found on the scene matched the gun. Authorities arrested officer Brunton on the spot. Mary, who didn’t want to give her last name, said she knows officer Brunton and finds this shocking.

“I was sick. I just, it’s still unbelievable cause that’s not Todd,” said Mary.

Just last year, the Newark Police Department posted on their Facebook page a fundraiser for officer Brunton to help raise money for his family after he was diagnosed with a non-curable form of leukemia.

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  • thats not him? how is that not him? admittedly he is looney like most cops from steroid addiction but he fired his gun and left casings on the ground. of well we back in the wile wile wesst rite billy?
    dam rite.

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Trump on Lauer firing: ‘When will the top executives at NBC & Comcast be fired?’

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Lest We Forget– Nadler says that Trump’s firing of James Comey makes strong case for obstruction of justice and impeachment

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[WATCH] Chicago Cop Faces Sentencing For Firing 16 Shots at Car Filled With Teens


A veteran Chicago police officer faces sentencing Monday for his excessive force conviction for firing 16 times into a moving vehicle filled with teens.

Marco Proano, 42, was the first Chicago cop in memory to be convicted in federal court of criminal charges stemming from an on-duty shooting.

His attorney is seeking probation, arguing the officer should not be punished for alleged systemic problems in the department and calling him a scapegoat “sacrificed to the furor” over police misconduct.

Prosecutors, however, are seeking up to eight years in prison, saying Proano could have killed the six teens when he fired indiscriminately into a reportedly stolen Toyota.

The 11-year department veteran was convicted by a jury in August of two felony counts of using excessive force in violation of the victims’ civil rights. The December 2013 shooting was captured on video by a police dashboard camera.

In asking U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman for probation, Proano’s attorney, Daniel Herbert, said in a recent court filing that Proano had a decorated career before it was derailed amid protests against police violence and a civil rights probe by the U.S. Department of Justice — all sparked by the court-ordered release in November 2015 of video of the police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014.

The timing of Proano’s September 2016 indictment “could not have been worse for him,” Herbert wrote, adding that he should not have to “shoulder the blame” for a Police Department that the Justice Department, in its scathing report earlier this year, said has a decadeslong history of mistreating citizens.

“It would be naive to ignore the facts here and fail to recognize that Mr. Proano served as somewhat of a scapegoat in this case,” Herbert said. “The situation was at a boiling point, and Mr. Proano was sacrificed to the furor.”

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