Iran's Top Diplomat Says 'All Options Are On The Table' If U.S. Pulls Out Of Nuclear Deal

Iran’s top diplomat warned President Donald Trump to not pull out of the 2015 nuclear agreement, saying the United States would suffer extremely negative consequences if it did so. 

“If the decision comes from President Trump to officially withdraw from the deal, then Iran will take decisions that have been provided for under the [agreement] … as the United States has a habit of saying, ‘all options are on the table,’” The country’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said in an interviews on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday.

The Iran nuclear deal was President Barack Obama’s signature foreign policy achievement and is therefore, not surprisingly, reviled by Trump. During the presidential campaign, he called it “the highest level of incompetence.” 

Trump, so far, has not pulled out of the deal, but he has given himself a May 12 deadline to either waive sanctions against Iran, as outlined in the deal, or to leave it. Five other countries ― the U.K., Russia, France, China and Germany ― are also parties to the agreement.

Zarif said the United States would suffer a serious blow to its international standing if it doesn’t hold up its end of the bargain because it would show that the country can’t be trusted. 

“It will lead to U.S. isolation in the international community,” Zarif said. “The reason that President Trump has not withdrawn from the deal over the past 15 months, in spite of the fact that he did not like the deal, has been the fact that everybody has advised the administration that this is not a bilateral agreement between Iran and the United States, and withdrawing from it would be seen by the international community as an indication that the United States is not a reliable partner.”

“It would not be pleasant for the United States ― the reaction of the international community, and as I said Iran has many options and those options are not pleasant,” he added.”

Providing relief for Iran from crippling economic sanctions is central to the deal. In return, Iran promised to halt its nuclear program. But Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said that even if Trump refuses to waive the sanctions for Iran next month, that somehow doesn’t necessarily mean the deal will collapse. 

Another option, as Trump sees it, is to renegotiate the terms of the deal. The administration may try to get its European allies to at least commit to changing the deal over the time, in return for the United States sticking with it. 

Britain, France and Germany are looking at imposing new European sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles program and its role in the Syrian conflict in an attempt to keep Trump from pulling out. 

On Sunday, Zarif said that any such side agreement between the other nations would be unacceptable to Iran. 

“What is important is for the Europeans to bring the United States into compliance because Iran has been in compliance with the deal,” he said. “It’s been the United States that has failed to comply … President Trump has made it very clear that it is trying to dissuade our economic partners from engaging with Iran and that’s a clear violation of the deal.”

Trump recently nominated Mike Pompeo, who was serving as his CIA director, to be his new secretary of state. Pompeo is expected to be more in line with Trump on Iran than was his predecessor, Rex Tillerson. He recently said he wanted to “fix” the nuclear agreement.

International experts, as well as U.S. national security officials, have said Iran is complying with the deal ― even though it continues to pursue other policies that the U.S. administration believes pose a threat. 

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chair of the Foreign Relations Committee, said he expects that Trump will pull out of the deal, unless something changes.

“I do think if nothing changes with the three European members we’re dealing with right now on a framework,” Corker said on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, “I do think he will move away from the agreement on May 12.”

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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Police policy: Cop pulls gun, shoots family dog in front of kids, lies about it

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A police department has determined that its officer acted within policy when he opened fire on a dog in front of two children and then proceeded to fire a stray bullet into a neighboring house.

The department has determined that Officer Traevon Williams should face no consequences for his actions and has simply recommended that he take an online course to learn how to deal with animals after he opened fire in a residential neighborhood and endangered the lives of several innocent people.

The incident occurred on March 8 when Williams was visiting a house for a follow-up investigation. The footage from his body camera shows him walking up to the front porch where two young girls are standing, and asking them if their parents are home.

One of the girls opens the front door, and as a woman can be heard yelling in the background, a dog comes running out. Williams immediately starts running back off the porch, grabs his gun out of its holster and fires two rounds in the dog’s direction.

Chillicothe Police Chief Keith Washburn told the Chillicothe Gazette that Williams did not do anything wrong because the department’s use of force policy states that officers “can shoot at a vicious dog if there’s risk of serious harm or death to an officer or a bystander.”

“In this case, the officer felt the pit bull charging him (could potentially cause) imminent physical harm, so he shot at it,” Washburn said.

In his report, Williams claimed that “a large Pitbull” charged at him, growling, and that it was only after he retreated and the dog continued to charge at him that he opened fire.

However, the body camera footage shows that the dog was not growling, and mere seconds passed between the time the dog emerged and the time Williams opened fire, which raises questions about how much he was able to discern about the dog’s demeanor before he attempted to kill it.

It was only after Williams fired two rounds at the dog-one of which entered a neighbor’s home and damaged their front window-that it can be seen that the dog was not charging at him specifically.

In fact, as Williams stands on the street with his gun pointed at the dog, the dog stands on the sidewalk and looks around before running back to his owner when she exits the house. If he had really been intent on harming Williams, he would have continued to run towards him and would have likely been barking or growling.

“He just growled at me,” Williams told the owner.

“He won’t hurt you!” the woman responded. “He don’t bite.”

A second officer is standing near a patrol car and after watching the scene unfold, he is looking back at Williams with a giant smile on his face. If he truly believed his partner’s life was in danger, there is a good chance he would not have responded by smiling and chuckling.

Traevon Williams is incredibly lucky that his reckless actions caused minor damage to the dog and to the neighboring house, and that the two young children who were present were not injured by the gunfire.

As The Free Thought Project reported, a dog in Alliance, Ohio, met a very different fate after it was shot by Officer Josh Tenney in July 2017. Tenney’s body camera showed him beckoning a trio of dogs and calling out, “Come here puppy!” When one of the dogs did begin to run towards him, he opened fire and shot at least five rounds, killing the playful puppy and leaving its owner shocked and confused.

In both cases, police officers were caught on camera recklessly opening fire on dogs while failing to take the time to discern whether they were being playful or aggressive, and endangering the public as a result. The police departments in Ohio are responding by teaching their officers that it is legal to lie in their reports, even when video evidence proves otherwise, as long as they make the blanket claim that they feared for their lives.

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WATCH: Cop Pulls Gun, Shoots Family Dog In Front of Kids, Lies About It—’Within Dept Policy’

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Chillicothe, Ohio – A police department has determined that its officer acted within policy when he opened fire on a dog in front of two children and then proceeded to fire a stray bullet into a neighboring house.

The department has determined that Officer Traevon Williams should face no consequences for his actions and has simply recommended that he take an online course to learn how to deal with animals after he opened fire in a residential neighborhood and endangered the lives of several innocent people.

The incident occurred on March 8 when Williams was visiting a house for a follow-up investigation. The footage from his body camera shows him walking up to the front porch where two young girls are standing, and asking them if their parents are home.

One of the girls opens the front door, and as a woman can be heard yelling in the background, a dog comes running out. Williams immediately starts running back off the porch, grabs his gun out of its holster and fires two rounds in the dog’s direction.

Chillicothe Police Chief Keith Washburn told the Chillicothe Gazette that Williams did not do anything wrong because the department’s use of force policy states that officers “can shoot at a vicious dog if there’s risk of serious harm or death to an officer or a bystander.”

“In this case, the officer felt the pit bull charging him (could potentially cause) imminent physical harm, so he shot at it,” Washburn said.

In his report, Williams claimed that “a large Pitbull” charged at him, growling, and that it was only after he retreated and the dog continued to charge at him that he opened fire.

However, the body camera footage shows that the dog was not growling, and mere seconds passed between the time the dog emerged and the time Williams opened fire, which raises questions about how much he was able to discern about the dog’s demeanor before he attempted to kill it.

It was only after Williams fired two rounds at the dog—one of which entered a neighbor’s home and damaged their front window—that it can be seen that the dog was not charging at him specifically.

In fact, as Williams stands on the street with his gun pointed at the dog, the dog stands on the sidewalk and looks around before running back to his owner when she exits the house. If he had really been intent on harming Williams, he would have continued to run towards him and would have likely been barking or growling.

“He just growled at me,” Williams told the owner.

“He won’t hurt you!” the woman responded. “He don’t bite.”

A second officer is standing near a patrol car and after watching the scene unfold, he is looking back at Williams with a giant smile on his face. If he truly believed his partner’s life was in danger, there is a good chance he would not have responded by smiling and chuckling.

Traevon Williams is incredibly lucky that his reckless actions caused minor damage to the dog and to the neighboring house, and that the two young children who were present were not injured by the gunfire.

As The Free Thought Project reported, a dog in Alliance, Ohio, met a very different fate after it was shot by Officer Josh Tenney in July 2017. Tenney’s body camera showed him beckoning a trio of dogs and calling out, “Come here puppy!” When one of the dogs did begin to run towards him, he opened fire and shot at least five rounds, killing the playful puppy and leaving its owner shocked and confused.

In both cases, police officers were caught on camera recklessly opening fire on dogs while failing to take the time to discern whether they were being playful or aggressive, and endangering the public as a result. The police departments in Ohio are responding by teaching their officers that it is legal to lie in their reports, even when video evidence proves otherwise, as long as they make the blanket claim that they feared for their lives.



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WATCH: Cop Pulls Woman Over For Seatbelt—Sexually Assaults Her, Then Stalks Her At Home

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Campbell County, TN – Dash Cam footage has been released that shows a Tennessee state trooper running his hands down a woman’s waist and inside the waistband of her shorts as he claimed to check for drugs during a traffic stop. However, he initially pulled her over for failing to wear a seatbelt and had no reason to suspect that she was armed or posing a threat to anyone.

The same officer’s Dash Cam then shows him parking his vehicle across the street from the woman’s house three hours later, and pulling her over again as she returned home—this time he claimed to cite another minor infraction he had not noticed earlier, but the battery on his microphone conveniently “died” during the encounter.

Patricia Aileen Wilson is now filing a lawsuit against State Trooper Isaiah Lloyd, claiming that he conducted a search without legal justification, he groped her during the search, and he then took note of where she lived and stationed himself nearby with the intention of pulling her over for another minor infraction.

When Lloyd pulled Wilson’s small truck over on the side of a busy interstate, he informed her that he had pulled over for failing to wear a seatbelt. While that could have easily been handled by Lloyd issuing a citation, he chose to take it a step further. He asked Wilson if she was taking any prescription medications.

“No drugs, no alcohol, nothing,” Wilson replied.

Even though Wilson was fully complying with Lloyd’s questions—all while her mom was present in the passenger seat of her truck—and Lloyd did not make any mention during or after the stop that he believed she was armed or posed a threat in any way, he ordered her to get out of the vehicle.

Lloyd then told Wilson to put her hands on the hood of his police cruiser and he began to touch her. He placed his hands inside her waistband and then asked her to lift her shirt. He ran his hands over her hips and put his fingers inside her shorts.

The Knoxville News Sentinel noted that while a Supreme Court ruling from 1968 allows police officers to “pat down” a suspect on the outside of their clothing if they have “reasonable suspicion” that the suspect is armed, the person is still “forbidden from an invasive search inside a person’s clothing without either a warrant or probable cause of a crime.”

In this case, Lloyd had no reason to believe Wilson was armed, and even if she was, he should not have inserted his hands under the waistband of her shorts. In her lawsuit, Wilson claimed that Lloyd also groped her buttocks and genital area, which is below the picture captured by the dash camera.

Lloyd asked Wilson if she had any drugs in her bra, and she pulled her bra away from her breasts and shook it back and forth to show that she was not hiding any drugs. He then told Wilson to follow his finger with her eyes, and he spent more than one minute dragging it from back and forth in front of her face.

While Lloyd’s attorney insisted that he only conducted the search because Wilson told him she was on Ambien, the Dash Cam footage of the encounter makes it clear that it was not until after Lloyd had conducted the search that he asked Wilson about the prescription medications she was taking.

Wilson said she occasionally took a prescription sleep medication, but she was not familiar with the name. When Lloyd asked if it was Ambien, she agreed. However, it is not clear why a prescription sleep medication Wilson takes occasionally has any relevance to why she chose not to wear a seatbelt that day, or why Lloyd seemed so intent on linking her to drug use.

 “We have to stop meeting like this.”

Lloyd finally issued Wilson a citation and let her go. But three hours later, his Dash Cam shows that he was sitting on the side of the road, across the street from the residence listed on her driver’s license.

When Wilson passed Lloyd’s cruiser on her way home, he immediately pulled out into traffic and initiated a stop. One significant difference that occurred between the first and second stop was that on the second, Lloyd’s microphone conveniently “died” and there is no audio.

In her lawsuit, Wilson said Lloyd approached her vehicle and said, “We have to stop meeting like this,” before claiming that he pulled her over because the window tint on her truck was too dark—an infraction he also conveniently missed during the first stop.

Lloyd did not issue a citation during the second stop, but his overall treatment of Wilson should have caused serious concern and led to an investigation into his conduct.

Eighth Judicial District Attorney General Jared Effler initiated a review of the incident, and concluded that “Trooper Lloyd’s actions were inconsistent with his training and Tennessee Department of Safety general orders.”

Unsurprisingly, Tennessee Highway Patrol Col. Tracy Trott released a statement last month showing the department’s support for Lloyd’s actions and claiming that he had cause to search Wilson at the time.

“After careful consideration and review, the Tennessee Highway Patrol Command Staff has advised me that Trooper Isaiah Lloyd conducted this traffic stop in a professional manner in an effort to protect the motoring public,” Trott said.

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Big Pharma’s contradictory JUNK SCIENCE: Merck pulls "promising" Alzheimer’s drug from trials the same day Cleveland Clinic hails its success


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Testing on what drug giant Merck & Co. had tried to claim was going to be a breakthrough new remedy for Alzheimer’s disease came to a sudden halt recently after it was determined that the drug in question actually doesn’t work at all. But interestingly enough, the trial’s cessation occurred on the very same day that the drug-pushing Cleveland Clinic declared the drug to be a success.

The drug was going to be called verubecestat, but now it’ll just be called a failure since a trial of the pharma pill on late-stage dementia patients showed that the drug “won’t work,” to quote the researchers involved with testing it. Merck was actually forced to shut down the trial, reports indicate, suggesting that it was likely harming late-stage dementia patients.

There were a number of other pharmaceutical companies besides just Merck that were betting on the drug’s success, and with its failure came plenty of mourning over all potential profits that vanished in an instant. And yet, at the very moment that the Merck trial was shut down, a team of scientists from the Cleveland Clinic published their own paper on verubecestat declaring it to work very well on mice with early-stage dementia.

Perhaps it was wishful thinking, but more than likely it was just more conflicting “science” that finds what it wants to find, especially when big profits are waiting to be had. That Merck would find its own drug to be a failure, however, while random scientists at the Cleveland Clinic found it to be a miracle cure is curious to say the least.

According to reports, the Cleveland Clinic study claiming that verubecestat works wonderfully in mammals with dementia was published “hours” after Merck announced the end of its own trial. The Cleveland Clinic study declared that the BACE1 inhibitor not only effectively treated Alzheimer’s in the sick mice, but it also “completely eliminated it” in mice with early stages of the disease.

The way it supposedly works is by targeting an enzyme involved in the formation of toxic amyloid proteins in the brain, which earlier studies have found can be prevented in a variety of ways, including with antioxidant-rich multi-colored berries. But it’s getting rid of amyloid proteins after the fact that’s been a challenge for drug developers.

Many major drug companies have completely given up trying to find a cure for Alzheimer’s

The process of finding a patentable cure has been so tough, in fact, that fellow pharmaceutical behemoth Pfizer announced last month that it’s abandoning all research associated with trying to find effective treatments for both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Eli Lilly has also run into a number of roadblocks with dementia drugs it tried to develop, including solanezumab, which is said to target beta amyloid plaques but in a much different way than verubecestat. And Roche reportedly eliminated all BACE1 inhibitor research back in 2013.

Amgen and Novartis, however, have continued to work on testing a BACE inhibitor known as CNP520. This drug would not treat beta amyloid proteins, but like colorful berries would theoretically work as a preventative agent to keep dementia from forming.

But there’s been nothing even close to a drug-based cure for Alzheimer’s – that is, until the Cleveland Clinic published its outlier paper suggesting that verubecestat can completely cure dementia.

“We were surprised it worked so well, we saw complete reversal,” stated Riqiang Yan, the study’s lead author, to the Daily Mail Online. “To our knowledge, this is the first observation of such a dramatic reversal of amyloid deposition in any study of Alzheimer’s disease mouse models.”

To keep up with the latest news on Alzheimer’s and dementia treatments, visit Dementia.news.

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EXCLUSIVE: Cop Pulls Man Over, Tickets Him for Illegal Tint—But His Windows Have NO TINT

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Milford, NH — If ever you think that all traffic laws are for your safety, one thing can change that view—window tint. In the land of the free, if police feel that your window tint is too dark, they will claim the right to extort money from you. If you resist this extortion, police will claim the right to kidnap or kill you.

Unfortunately, in the land of the free, these instances happen so frequently that they are often caught on video too. The video below, however, is different as it shows cops can merely claim you have illegal window tint—even when you do not—and still extort you.

Cyrus James was on his way to the dentist last week when he was targeted for extortion by an officer identified on the citation as Ryan Rothhaus for his window tint. The only problem is that James’ windows are completely tint-free. Not only is his tint not illegal—but it doesn’t even exist.

As James explains, “‪I am disgusted and broken down to pieces knowing that I live in a town where the police are harassing, being brutally corrupt and profiling every friend and family of mine they see. I got pulled over this morning on my way to the dentist by Ryan R for having “window tint”. I have absolutely no tint to my car windows as these windows came from the BMW dealership with the car when it was new and are OEM.

During the stop, a distraught James pulled out his phone and began video recording the incident. He shows the officer as well as those watching the video the fact that he is telling the truth. There is no tint on the windows.

This truth, this hard fact, this reality—of no window tint—however, had zero bearing on the officer’s extortion process and, according to James, he was given the ticket anyway.

Sadly, according to James, this is a common occurrence in his town.

“I have heard numerous reports of this officer harassing so many others for insignificant reasons such as swearing at minors, following people to their driveways, giving tickets for not pulling over quick enough and even ripping somebody out of they’re own car because they looked ‘suspicious,’” said James.

Indeed, even if James did actually have ‘illegal’ tint on his windows, the officer is in no way morally justified in pulling him over and demanding money. There is no victim in this situation other than the extorted driver which makes the actions of the police officer criminal—not the man with tinted windows.

Sadly, however, window tint laws exist in municipalities across the country and countless people every minute of every day are pulled over, harassed and extorted because they like less sunlight and more privacy.

“Just because you wear a badge does not make you any more powerful what so ever,” wrote James in his Facebook post. “We are all the same on the inside and should be treated that way. It hurts knowing not just me or my friends but even the parents/guardians are getting harassed that I know of and many others. The profiling being done to the citizens is brutal and after growing up and living in Milford my whole life it hurts me inside seeing something like this happen to the town I love.

“The police motto in Milford is to serve and protect but recently I’ve felt like I’ve been stalked and harassed every single day. I hope this message gets across to the right people in the respectful way it should.”

Indeed, we hope the video below helps to shine a light on the corrupt and often deadly practice of policing for profit and extorting citizens for window tint.

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Hero Fireman Pulls Woman from Wreckage, Saves Her Life, So a Cop Arrested Him

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Meansville, GA – When a veteran fireman witnessed a horrific car accident, he jumped into action and did everything in his power to save the victim. But even though his actions saved a woman’s life, the police officer who finally made it to the scene thanked the fireman by arresting him and throwing him in jail.

Rick Rickerson, 56, joined the Griffin Fire Department in 1985, and he has devoted his life to saving lives. He told 11Alive News that when he witnessed a car flipping over on the highway after its driver lost control, his immediately acted on instinct.

“My training pretty much kicked in as soon as I witnessed the wreck,” Rickerson said. “You go into the mode of firefighter when you see this happen. Many times, the worst thing you can do is nothing.”

The driver of the car, Rebecca Buchanan, was trapped and not breathing when Rickerson reached her. Other good Samaritans stopped their cars on the side of the highway and rushed to help Rickerson help Buchanan from her car.

In addition to administering CPR to help Buchanan breathe, Rickerson also called 911 multiple times and gives the dispatcher clear and concise reports of what was happening, and how police could help.

“This 911? Pike County? This is Rick Rickerson, I’m a retired battalion chief, Griffin Fire Department. I’m on the scene of an overturned single vehicle with a single occupant, unresponsive at this time,” Rickerson said on the first call.

The second call was made after Rickerson cleared Buchanan’s airway so that she could breathe. “No first responders are here yet; can you advise your officer in charge of fire responding that Rick Rickerson is on the scene and I would suggest them requesting life flight,” he said.

The dispatcher then relayed the news over the radio to a state trooper who responded, “I’m actually a trooper with the state patrol; I’m in training, so I’m kinda off. If you have access to life flight, I would definitely have them en route.”

When Georgia State Patrol trooper, Sgt. Rodney Jeter finally arrived on the scene, he seemed to care very little about the fact that there was a woman who was in desperate need of emergency medical assistance. Instead, he was more concerned about the fact that when Rickerson jumped out of his truck to save the woman’s life, he left it in the middle of the road with the keys in the ignition.

Rickerson told 11Alive News that he remembers Jeter approaching the group working to revive Buchanan and demanding to know who owned the car. “I said, ‘It’s mine, I need you to move it.’ And I looked over at him and I said, ‘I’m not leaving this patient,’” Rickerson said.

The police sergeant, who apparently cared more about his bruised ego than the woman whose life was hanging by a thread, responded, “Sir? I said I want this truck moved!”

But Rickerson argued that because there were no other emergency personnel members on the scene, he needed to stay by Buchanan’s side until they arrived.

In his report, Jeter claimed that Rickerson was not rendering aid to the victim of the car accident at the time Jeter arrived—which is a conflicting story that goes against the accounts of both Rickerson and other witnesses. Jeter insisted that he asked Rickerson to move his vehicle “to make room for emergency vehicles that are coming,” and that Rickerson responded:

“I don’t care who you are. You can take me to jail, but I’m not moving my vehicle or leaving this patient right now.”

Rickerson told 11Alive news that Jeter then proceeded to continue badgering Rickerson, claiming that he was a trained paramedic.

“And I questioned him, ‘You’re a paramedic? You didn’t put your hands on that patient. You didn’t help us open that door,’” Rickerson said. “All paramedics have vehicle extrication training. But he didn’t do anything to assist us with this patient.”

One of the witnesses volunteered to move Rickerson’s truck, and first responders finally arrived and loaded Buchanan onto a stretcher. However, the comments made by other officers and sheriff’s deputies on the scene were much more alarming.

A Dash Cam on one of the police cruisers caught the officers discussing Rickerson’s conduct, and saying things such as, “He thinks he knows every single thing there is to know about everything,” “He is a piece of shit. He’s a piece of shit,” and “I just hate. I hate. He is a piece. I told you there was something wrong with him.”

Jeter then confronted Rickerson and decided to read him the right act about the situation. Rickerson stood his ground, and Jeter asserted his dominance by arresting the hero who had just saved a woman’s life for “obstruction of a law enforcement officer.”

The officers on the scene were caught on the Dash Cam saying, He’s going for a ride,” and “He’s locking his ass up!”

Rickerson was taken to the Pike County Jail where he was forced to spend several hours waiting. He now faces the first mark on his record in more than 30 years after the incident occurred on Oct. 10, 2017. But he told 11Alive News that he would do it all over again, because in the end, Rebecca Buchanan survived, and her 5-year-old daughter did not lose her mother.

“I would not do anything different. The outcome is this lady is alive. There’s no cross on the side of the road of that highway.”

Unfortunately, as The Free Thought Project has reported, Rick Rickerson is not alone. A similar incident occurred in 2003 when Capt. David Wilson, a veteran firefighter with 27 years of experience, arrived at the scene of a nasty car accident in Hazelwood, Missouri. As he was attending to the victim, he was approached by a police officer who seemed to care more about the position of the truck, than about the survivors of the crash.

When Wilson ignored orders from Officer Todd Greeves to move his vehicle, Greeves became agitated and decided to take matters into his own hands. Greeves arrested the firefighter and kept him detained by a patrol car for 23 minutes until a supervisor told him to let Wilson go. Wilson filed a civil rights lawsuit and received $17,500 in damages.

Then in March 2014, a volunteer fireman in New Roads, Louisiana, was rendering aid to a woman who passed out in her home. He was the first one on the scene, and when police arrived, instead of asking about the state of the patient, they demanded that the fireman move his truck. When he did not comply, the officer arrested and detained him for nearly 15 minutes.

In February 2014, when Jacob Gregoire, a veteran firefighter with 12 years of experience, was responding to the scene of an accident in Chula Vista, California, he was also ordered to move his truck. Gregoire ignored the commands from a California Highway Patrolman, and he was arrested and detained on the side of the highway for 30 minutes.

In response to the incident, Chula Vista Fire Chief Dave Hanneman called CHP’s behavior “ridiculous” and the firefighters’ union president John Hess praised Gregoire’s actions. He made all firefighters look good. He was there to protect the citizens and he was willing to take a stand to do that,” Hess said.

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Whoa! Boat Captain Pulls Rusty Hook from Mouth of 7-Ft Long Shark

By  Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Meet Elliot Grant Sudal, a modern-day hero who recently removed a hook from a 7-foot-long shark. In addition to working as a captain in Florida, the 29-year-old tags sharks for the NOAA Apex predator tagging program. As GoodNewsNetwork reports, the organization’s work is vital, as it monitors and tracks shark migration routes, reproduction, and growth patterns.

While working off Sanibel Island last month, Sudal was preparing to tag a 7-foot-long tiger shark when he noticed a wire hook protruding from its mouth. An animal lover and a seaman, he took the time to carefully remove the intrusive object with plyers.

As InsiderEdition reports (below), only experienced anglers should attempt such a maneuver. Thanks to his activism, the tiger shark is now hook-free and is being monitored by NOAA.

Watch the video below:

Due to Hollywood’s unfair portrayal of sharks, most people run the other direction when they see one. However, there are actually many reasons to respect — not fear — sharks. A few follow:

1) Far more sharks are killed than humans each year

Every year, between 26 and 73 million sharks are traded in markets around the world. Some people, particularly in Asia, believe there are medicinal benefits to consuming shark fin soup. As a result, millions of the beasts are illegally hunted then sold on the black market — even in countries where the “delicacy” is banned.

2) Shark attacks are rare

Contrary to what you might learn from movies like Jaws or The Shallows, shark attacks are extremely rare. In fact, your chances of being the victim of an unprovoked shark encounter are lower than your chances of being struck by lightning, injured in a hunting accident, or even attacked by a domestic dog.

3) King of the food chain

As the Smithsonian points out, sharks have six highly refined senses: smell, touch, hearing, taste, sight, and electromagnetism. Together, these senses — combined with a sleek, torpedo-shaped body — make sharks deadly hunters. This is a reason to respect the marine animals — not demonize them.

What are your thoughts? Please comment below and share this news!

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