FBI Insiders Blow Whistle on Massive Las Vegas Cover Up; Agents Told Not to Investigate Key Evidence Including ISIS Terror Link to Mandalay Bay Massacre
Posted on March 12, 2018 by Investigative Bureau
The “official” narrative you’ve been fed by the FBI and Las Vegas officials about the massacre at Mandalay Bay that claimed 58 lives is purely fiction, a polished story contrived to cover up the disturbing facts surrounding the worst mass shooting ever in the United States, according the FBI insiders and high-ranking intelligence officials.
And now, after months of corporate-infused spin by MGM Resorts and outright lies from officials in the FBI and the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, federal agents and intelligence officials are spilling the beans about what really happened on and before the Oct. 1 massacre.
“It’s a movie script that was written after the shooting to rewrite what really happened,” one FBI agent said. “The investigation is an entirely different story that we are not allowed to talk about. If we do and get caught, we get fired and probably charged (criminally).”
But why the cover up?
The answer to that is perhaps even more complicated than the revelations surrounding the shooting, which can only be explained as shocking and troubling to everyday Americans not connected to the law enforcement community and political machine that has become today’s FBI. While few if any bright Americans believed the official back story of the supposed Stephen Paddock rampage, the truth — it turns out — is even more bizarre than fiction here.
In fact, it’s downright frightening.
The FBI maintains that Stephen Paddock — the reported lone gunman — was a mystery man and his motive for killing dozens and injuring over 500 people still has not been pinpointed. Those assertions are simply untrue, FBI officials confirm. Lies. In the coming weeks, True Pundit will detail various parts of its investigation into the shooting and more importantly, paint a detailed portrait of the events leading to the shooting and Paddock’s likely accomplices and associates.
The major, shocking revelations include:
This FBI-generated smoke screen has occurred during the watch of FBI Director Christopher Wray and his Las Vegas Field Office Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse, a disciple of Andrew McCabe, the defrocked and disgraced former deputy director of the FBI. It has unfolded during President Donald Trump’s first year in office. Does Wray even know about what amounts to a conspiracy led by the FBI to cover up a mass killing of U.S. citizens? Whether he does or does not seems to matter little. This is no longer his problem to fix. Trump and others must investigate and provide honest answers. The FBI can no longer be trusted to do so. On any level. Especially in Las Vegas. It is difficult to imagine that any competent director of the FBI would not know about this. Unless he was lied to by FBI brass.
Does President Trump know about this? White House officials say he does not. Or did not prior to today.
We have named this investigative series “Fear and Lying in Las Vegas” and it will certainly live up to its name, based on the findings of our ongoing research and intelligence gathering.
At every turn, the FBI lied to the American public.
At every turn, the Las Vegas Metro Police Department echoed those lies and added their own falsehoods about every aspect of the shooting and investigation.
FBI and high-placed law enforcement veterans often re-tell the tale — usually over beers and laughs — of a once-corrupt and out of control FBI Las Vegas field office in the 1970s and 1980s when a brash, honest veteran was appointed to clean it up. The agent on his first day walked into the middle of the office, used an office chair to boost himself atop an agent’s cluttered desk, while his understudies looked on in amazement.
“I reclaim this office for the United States of America,” the new Special Agent in Charge declared.
Then he planted an American flag in the middle of the office, above the cubicles and desks for all to see.
That American flag is long gone now. And that FBI boss’ fighting American spirit has likewise left Las Vegas.
They have been replaced by FBI bosses who — at every turn — shunned and covered up credible investigative intelligence compiled by its own agents and other contributing intelligence experts. When the cameras were rolling, they lied to Americans about key facts, trying to paint Paddock as a mysterious lone wolf. But even more egregious, the FBI in what can be described as nothing short of a conspiracy and cover up — intentionally quashed credible leads to identify Paddock’s co-conspirators and at least one additional gunman who is walking around today in another American city.
Free to kill again.
Much more to come.
THE NUMBERS DON’T LIE: RASMUSSEN RELEASES BOMBSHELL GUN SURVEY
FEBRUARY 28, 2018
As lovers and keepers of the Second Amendment, conservative Americans are feeling the effects of a sustained attack on the right to bear arms in the mainstream media.Of course, this was all to predictable behavior from the vultures over at CNN, MSNBC, Google, and Facebook, who have all longed for another horrific tragedy to blame on firearms in America. In fact, the continued assault on our Constitution has been so methodical and ordinary, that the moment the anti-gun crowd’s boots hit the ground, they were being picked apart by the patriots of our great nation.
Even in the face of CNN inventing new ways in which guns fire, (“full semi auto“), our keepers of Second Amendment have stood strong.
To prove that, Rasmussen has released the findings of a recent poll regarding the Valentine’s Day Massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that completely blows the liberal narrative out of the water.
“According to Rasmussen, 54% of Americans believe government failure is to ‘blame for the mass shooting.’ Only 33% of Americans blame guns. Eleven percent of Americans say they are unsure what contributed to the occurrence of the mass shooting.
“When the sample group was adjusted so as to focus only on Americans ‘who have children of elementary or secondary school age,’ the percentage of Americans who cite government failure as causal jumped to 61 and the percentage who blamed guns dropped to 23.”
This powerful statistic should be shared far and wide, in hopes of discrediting the leftist media who tend to claim otherwise.
This result certainly was somewhat predictable, given the massive failures that have been outlined in the wake of the Parkland incident, as well as the bizarre series of events that allowed mentally-ill Nikolaus Cruz to enter the school and commit his atrocities.
Breitbart laid out a pretty thorough list of the reasons why Americans aren’t buying the left’s nonsense this time around:
1. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBCSO) received 911 calls about Nikolas Cruz in November 2017. The calls referenced violence and erratic behavior. CNN reports that in one of the calls with the host family, with whom Cruz was living after the death of his mother, told PBCSO they feared Cruz was going to turn a gun on the family. The family member told deputies that Cruz was “buying “tons of ammo” and had allegedly put “put [a] gun to others heads in the past.” No charges were filed, no arrest made.
2. On January 5, 2018, the FBI received a tip describing “Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting.” The FBI did not act on the tip.
3. On February 14 Cruz attacked students and unarmed teachers in Stoneman Douglas High. A report from CNN claims four Broward County sheriff’s deputies were at the school as the attack was taking place but not one of them entered the school. On February 22 Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told ABC 13 that video showed deputy Scott Peterson by building 12 on campus, yet Peterson never went inside to confront Cruz. The CNN report quotes Coral Springs sources that claim there were actually four Broward County deputies on scene who did not enter the building.
It truly doesn’t tend to get any clearer than that.
Furthermore, incredible doubts are to be had surrounding the story of David Hogg, a Parkland survivor who has repeatedly been a guest on a number of liberal news networks after his mid-shooting, calm, collected gun rights diatribe went viral.
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Published on Feb 16, 2018
Parkland, Florida school shooting raises debate about addressing mental health issues; Dr. Keith Ablow provides insight on 'The Story' as the president visits hospital were victims were treated.
Sheriff Offers Free Gun Class for Teachers… Slots Fill in 20 Minutes
By Joe Setyon
February 19, 2018 at 7:34am
A sheriff in Ohio thinks one way to prevent mass shootings at schools is to arm teachers and make sure they know how to protect their students.
One day after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida, which left 17 people dead, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones posted a video to Facebook explaining that “the current way we do things in the school system needs to be changed.”
“We need to put armed personnel in schools,” he said in the video. “We need to look at metal detectors. This is not going to stop or go away but we need to be prepared and we don’t need to have our heads in the sand.”
Later, when explaining who in schools should be armed, Jones suggested that retired police officers or military veterans could be hired as guards. Or, he said, perhaps school teachers need to be armed and trained.
On Sunday, Jones went a step further, posting on social media that he’d be offering a “free concealed and Carry class” for school teachers in his county.
Jones said in a follow-up tweet he’d accept 50 candidates for the class, and that interested school employees should email his office. Within 20 minutes, he said he’d already received 50 requests, and interest only grew from there.
On Twitter, many teachers responded positively to Jones’ plan, indicating that they’d love to learn how to use firearms to protect their students.
In an interview Sunday with WLWT, Jones admitted that he knows his plan will spark some controversy, but still, he thinks it will be an effective way to deal with the issue at hand.
“We’ve got to do something, and I’m doing it today,” he said. “We’re going to teach them about school shootings, what to do when someone brings a gun to the schools and you at least know how to deal with a gun, how to identify the gun, how many rounds that gun can shoot and what a bullet can do.”
He said the final decision about whether or not to arm teachers will come from local school boards, but at least for right now, he’s doing his part to improve school safety.
“I believe that school teachers should be taught how to deal with guns, when guns come to the classroom,” Jones told WXIX. “What guns can do when they come to the classroom, and if the school boards want to give the authority to teachers to be armed. The school boards can do that, they have the authority to do it, but I’m going to do my part, and I assume I’m probably the only one in the state of Ohio that’s doing that — but something has to happen.”
Jones is not the only one calling for teachers to be armed.
Florida state Sen. Dennis Baxley proposed a bill that would allow certain teachers in the state to be armed. The legislation will be taken up on Feb. 20, according to Breitbart.
Meanwhile, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said last week that states “clearly have the opportunity and the option” to allow trained teachers to carry guns in schools.
“This is an important issue for all states to grapple with and to tackle,” she told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, as reported by ABC News. “I think this needs to be part of the broader, more robust conversation about how can we avoid these things in the future, and how can we ensure that when my child, your child, goes to school in the morning, they’re going to go to a safe and nurturing environment.”
LC Appeals GuideStar “Hate Group” Label Case
Feb 8, 2018
Liberty Counsel filed an appeal to the Court of Appeals challenging the district court’s dismissal of its lawsuit against GuideStar. Liberty Counsel’s lawsuit challenges GuideStar over its false and defamatory “hate group” label that it placed on GuideStar’s Liberty Counsel page. The lawsuit charges GuideStar violated the federal Lanham Act, along with state law violations of Interference with Business Expectancy and Defamation.
The lower court ruled that the republication of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) “hate group” label was not “commercial speech” under the Lanham Act, and thus dismissed the federal claim. Without the federal claim, the court never reached the state law claims.
That ruling is based on an incorrect view of the law and the allegations pled in the suit. When GuideStar placed the “hate group” label on Liberty Counsel and more than 40 other nonprofit organizations, the same page solicited financial payments to enhance GuideStar membership. Moreover, GuideStar intended to cause financial harm to Liberty Counsel and the other nonprofit groups. The 10-page ruling dismissing the Lanham Act claim includes very little analysis of the context and the words of GuideStar and its president, Harold Jacob. Moreover, at this stage of the case, the court must take all well-pled allegations as true, which it did not appear to do.
The narrow issue on appeal is whether the republication of the so-called “hate group” label is “commercial speech.” Libery Counsel believes that it is and thus filed the appeal.
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Cali Judge Breaks With Liberal State, Rules In Favor of Religious Freedom
By Andrew West February 7, 2018
The funny thing about freedom is, either you have it, or you don’t. In California, there are few in the judiciary who seem to understand this simple and cogent reality.For decades, the leftist cabal that has lorded over the Bear Republic have refused allow their vision for a progressive America be tainted by the pesky concept of liberty, instead choosing to push a neo-Fascist ideology that shames those who refuse to comply with their nonsensical narrative.
When it comes to freedom, one of the most basic tenets of the concept is that of religious liberty, or, the opportunity inherent in America to follow your faith so long as you don’t cross over into legal malfeasance. According to liberals, however, this religious liberty does not apply to Christians.
One of the most famous incidents of this religious bigotry comes to us from California, where a Christian-owned bakery refused to bake a wedding cake for a homosexual couple, citing the owner’s beliefs on the subject of marriage…not her beliefs of homosexuality.
Of course, the left took this bit of religious choice as some form of “hate speech”, and began a campaign to not only force this business owner to do their bidding, but also to heap scorn and shame upon the bakery. Now, after months of nonsensical hate flowing from the left, a judge in otherwise ultraliberal California has sided with American freedom.
“A Kern County judge on Monday night ruled in favor of the owner of Tastries Bakery, who the State of California argued in court engaged in unlawful discrimination when she decided not sell a custom wedding cake to a gay couple.
“A professing Christian, Cathy Miller says she will sell gay people anything else in her bakery, but will not be made to celebrate a ceremony her faith finds objectionable. Miller and her attorneys equate designing a custom cake with speech and say California compelling speech she doesn’t agree with violates her own constitutional rights.
“Kern County Judge David Lampe published an opinion Monday night that said in part that ‘the right to free speech under the First Amendment outweighs the state’s interest in ensuring a freely accessible marketplace.’
“The conflict began in August when a lesbian couple attempted to buy a wedding cake from Tastries, but was referred instead to a competing bakery. Miller told Eileen and Mireya Rodriguez-Del Rio she couldn’t complete their order because of her religious beliefs about marriage.”
Furthermore, Tastries has NEVER disallowed homosexual customers in the store, noting that they’ve only drawn the line when it comes to wedding cakes due to Miller’s religious beliefs.
Another piece of information that seems to be missing from the left’s argument is the right of the business owner to refuse service to anyone, for any reason – something that the left believes may be less important than their own social justice street cred.
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How Obama and Holder Changed Broward County Law Enforcement for Racial Reasons
Feb 26, 2018
RUSH: Now, back to the first hour of the program. I asked a question. What would happen if you learned that background checks may not work because the data in the background check system isn’t even there because of policies from the Obama and Holder Department of Justice to equalize racial populations in prison has resulted in many crimes and criminals not being arrested or reported because of the belief that there is a bias in the criminal justice system against minorities?
What if you were to learn that local police departments, sheriff’s offices, and school districts have been awarded grant money from the Obama administration for doing just that: looking the other way when certain crimes have taken place? On purpose, so as to change the racial proportion of the prison population, among many other things?
Well, the reason why I ask the question is because it may be happening. I have here in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers from the archives here, the December 4, 2013, issue of the American Prospect magazine. Headline: “Reversing Broward County’s School-to-Prison Pipeline.”
The article is about efforts undertaken to avoid arresting students. And the article speaks to the concern that Broward County might have turned a blind eye to the behavior of Nikolas Cruz because they wanted to lower the number of student suspensions, which is a big part of Obama-Holder prison reform. So this is five-year-old story. Well, four and a half years old. It’s December of 2013.
“The story behind the so-far successful crusade to end disproportionate student arrests and suspensions in one Florida school district. When, after a nationwide search, he was hired two years ago to serve as superintendent of Florida’s Broward County Public Schools, Robert Runcie began brainstorming ways to close the racial achievement gap.
“At the time, black students in the sixth-largest district in the country had a graduation rate of only 61 percent compared to 81 percent for white students. To find out why, Runcie, who once headed a management-consulting firm, went to the data. ‘One of the first things I saw was a huge differential in minority students, black male students in particular, in terms of suspensions and arrests,’ he says. Black students made up two-thirds of all suspensions during the 2011-2012 school year despite comprising only 40 percent of the student body.”
So you see the way this works if you’re a leftist, you don’t count the crime. You look at the percentage of arrests and imprisonment, and you compare that to the population at large, and you find racial bias. And the only way you can do that is if you assume that many of these crimes being committed by minorities are not really being committed, that they’re only being charged because there’s a racial bias in the police department or the sheriff’s department. And that racial bias is indicated by the exorbitant percentage of African-Americans and minorities in jail or in prison and your belief that it wouldn’t be there if it weren’t for racism.
So you start out by claiming that law enforcement is corrupt because they’re targeting minorities who aren’t committing crimes, they’re arresting them and imprisoning them, and you want to fix it. That’s the starting point for this. They say, “Look, the black population is, what, 15% of the country, but in the prisons it’s 70%, that proves bias.” It doesn’t, unless you’re a liberal.
It doesn’t prove anything of the sort. It proves who’s committing the crimes. And if you don’t like that, if you’re Obama and Holder and you don’t like that, then you want to change that, the only way you can do it is by ignoring some of the crime, not charging, not arresting, and not imprisoning, to change the percentages.
So back to Runcie, who is still the superintendent. “‘One of the first things I saw was a huge differential in minority students, black male students in particular, in terms of suspensions and arrests,’ he says. Black students made up two-thirds of all suspensions during the 2011-2012 school year despite comprising only 40 percent of the student body.”
You see? Automatically there’s bias. It can’t be that there are actually crimes being committed in those percent. No. It has to be racism and bias against African-American students.
“And while there were 15,000 serious incidents like assaults and drug possession reported that year, 85 percent of all 82,000 suspensions were for minor incidents –use of profanity, disruptions of class — and 71 percent of all 1,000-plus arrests were for misdemeanors. The last statistic, says Runcie, ‘was a huge red flag.'”
So Runcie is claiming here that he saw a whole lot of racial discrimination here in the way minorities were treated in the criminal justice system. “Broward announced broad changes designed to mitigate the use of harsh punishments for minor misbehavior at the beginning of this school year.” Remember, this is 2013. “While other districts have amended their discipline codes, prohibited arrests in some circumstances –” let’s not gloss over that.
“While other districts have amended their discipline codes, prohibited arrests in some circumstances, and developed alternatives to suspension, Broward was able to do all these things at once with the cooperation of a group that included a member of the local NAACP, a school board member, a public defender, a local sheriff, a state prosecutor, and several others. In early November, The Miami Herald reported that suspensions were already down 40 percent and arrests were down 66 percent.”
Now, not because of the change in the behavior of students, but because of a change in the philosophy of pursuing them. So now I turn to a little piece here from Conservative Treehouse. There’s a writer at Conservative Treehouse that goes by the nom de plume of Sundance.
So how is it that four armed cops remained outside the building and didn’t do anything? How is that possible? Well, here’s what people don’t understand. “When the county education policy is intentionally constructed to ignore criminal behavior in schools, the sheriff and school superintendent cannot rely on ‘law-and-order-minded’ school” resource officers to carry out the corrupt policy. That’s what Peterson, the guy that was outside armed and didn’t go in is called a school resource officer. And it is the contention here that these people are political appointees, not law enforcement specialists. And they are there to carry out and see to it that the political aspect of this equalizing jailhouse population policy is instituted.
It’s a fascinating piece, but the primary assertion here is that in order to obtain money from the federal government and programs that were instituted by Obama and Eric Holder, local governments were rewarded with these grants if they kept school arrests down. Let’s stop the pipeline from schools to prison. Right here in this 2013 story, “Reversing Broward County’s School-to-Prison Pipeline.”
So the American Prospect has the details. Conservative Treehouse following up on them here. Local governments were rewarded with grants if they kept school arrests down, the cover being, “Let’s stop the pipeline from schools to prison. Without arrests, there’s no record in background checks to keep violent people from having guns.
And then we learn that something like, what is it, 18 states don’t even report data to the background check system? So what good is it, if the data isn’t even there? If there were perps that are not being arrested, that are not being charged, they will not show up in a background check when they go to buy a gun. And there is or was an Obama administration policy to change this prison ratio under the guise that it was built by bias and racism.
No matter what steps you put into place to prevent these kind of people from getting guns, if the procedure is corrupted, it’s not gonna be worth anything. And if deputies are ordered not to intercede — this is the key element here — if the policy is to not arrest and not to pursue certain perps and then deputies show up at a live school shooting and are following orders not to intercede or if they’re permitted to just stand by and wait for SWAT, then they’re gonna be useless as protection.
And when all this is happening, we all do what? Point fingers at the NRA. The background check system may be horribly corrupted with inaccurate, incomplete, and in some cases no data and that what’s going on right now is an effort to make sure nobody learns about this. So you keep pointing at Dana Loesch, you keep pointing at the NRA, you keep pointing at Republicans or Trump or what have you. And then you have the students come out and get in on it, and then you tell everybody you can’t criticize them because they were shot at, they’re victims, they’re traumatized, so you’ve gotta give them a pass.
And this is how these things work. My guess is we’re gonna be hearing more about this in the coming days, as people learn of this and decide to tackle it themselves. If not, if not, that will be interesting in and of itself too. I’ve got sound bites from Trump. He said some things. There’s a governors conference, governors meeting in the White House, and Trump addressed them, he said about bump stocks, “Look, if the Congress is not gonna get rid of ’em, I will.”
And he said something along the lines of, “Hey, you know, we all love the NRA, but it doesn’t mean we can’t criticize ’em now and then.”
RUSH: You know, it turns out that Sheriff Israel was actually asked about this program on CNN yesterday by Jake Tapper. The only thing missing from the question was that it was an Obama-era program. Here’s the question: “A lot of people in the community have noted that the Broward County School Board entered into an agreement when you were sheriff in 2013, to pursue the least punitive means of discipline against students.
“And this new policy encouraged warnings, consultations with parents, programs on conflict resolution instead of arresting students for crimes. Weren’t there incidents committed by the shooter as a student that if this new policy hadn’t been in place, he would have been arrested for and then not able to legally the buy a gun?” And the answer is yes! Here’s what Sheriff Israel said…
ISRAEL: What you’re referring to is the PROMISE Program, and it’s giving the school… The school has the ability under certain circumstances not to call the police, not to get the police involved on misdemeanor offenses and take care of it within the school. It’s an excellent program. It’s helping many, many people. What this program does is not put a person at 14, 15, 16 years old into the criminal justice system, so they can --
TAPPER: What if he should be in the criminal justice system?
ISRAEL: Then --
TAPPER: What if he does something violent to a student? What if he takes bullets to school?
ISRAEL: That… Then…
TAPPER: What if he takes knives to school? What if he threatens the lives of fellow students?
ISRAEL: Then he… Then he goes to jail.
TAPPER: That’s not what happened!
ISRAEL: That’s not possible in the PROMISE Program.
TAPPER: But that’s not what happened with the shooter.
RUSH: That’s exactly. Jake Tapper is on the warpath here, but… (laughing) The PROMISE Program! I’m telling you what this was! This was an Obama-era program authorized with his buddy Eric Holder at the DOJ, and they paid these school districts money to do this! They got more money for every arrest they did not make! The money became the reason for excusing certain behavior so it won’t show up in the background checks! So it’s got nothing to do with the background check, got nothing to do with the NRA, got nothing to do with anything other than the federal government… (groans) It’s just… It never changes. It just never does.
RUSH: We’re gonna start Fort Wayne, Indiana. This is Dave. It’s great to have you, sir. I’m glad you called. How you doing?
CALLER: I’m doing well. Thank you, Rush.
RUSH: Well, wonderful.
CALLER: I’ll get right to it, and you touched on it. You know, normal police procedure, you do not go in without back up. And the one thing they noted, the Officer Peterson I think was on his radio, and I’m just wondering if this is another part of possibly CYA, he did not go in because he was possibly told not to, wait for backup, wait for SWAT. Well, by the time they got there, of course, we had 17 deaths. So that’s basically what I wanted to say. If I could say one more thing. In our area, we’ve had two teenagers arrested in the last week for being on the internet making threats to local schools. No gun involved, no gun involved, simply in their minds and what they put on the internet.
RUSH: You support those arrests or not?
RUSH: You do?
CALLER: Yes. The arrests of the teenagers?
RUSH: I mean, the people making threats, you make a point of saying they didn’t have a gun, they weren’t using guns, they just made threats on the internet. They were utilizing --
CALLER: Yeah. My point there was no gun involved. You know, it’s always the gun, the gun, the gun. My point is, there was no gun. This was simply on the internet making threats. And you don’t hear a whole lot about that. It’s only when the gun is involved.
RUSH: Well, I was thinking about something else when you mentioned this. So they get on the internet and they make threats. That’s the First Amendment. I mean, there was all kinds of that and more going on in Florida that was ignored. Now, wait. No, my point is Sheriff Israel said we can’t stop people doing that. We need permission to go get people we know are gonna act before they act. That was one of the first things Sheriff Israel said before all the latest controversy descended.
Before we knew there was an armed deputy there, Sheriff Israel made a point of saying we need changes in the law to allow us to go get these guys off the street before they act. Well, it sounds like that’s exactly what happened at Fort Wayne. And where are the civil libertarians complaining about it. Maybe they don’t know yet. Maybe they’ll hear about it now and maybe you’re gonna have a problem up there.
“No, they did, Mr. Limbaugh, make threats. I mean, that’s not dangerous in and of itself, Mr. Limbaugh. They’re on the internet. You can’t stop them for that.” Don’t be surprised if that becomes a reaction, because the sheriff in Broward County said he couldn’t do that. He asked for specific laws to make that possible.
Now, your point was that there wasn’t even a gun involved and they were still issuing threats. I got that. Well, my overall take of the sheriff in Broward County? Overall take of the sheriff in Broward County. That’s a long answer. I could try to synthesize it. The short answer is politics. Politics has corrupted everything, when it gets into matters of where there shouldn’t be political considerations anywhere near the top, law enforcement.
Look, I’m not naive. I know that politics is everywhere, and that’s one of the reasons I believe so much has been corrupted. But for the guy out there to claim while in the aftermath of everything we now know that he has been exhibiting great leadership, I mean, this guy wants applause. This guy wants a medal. He thinks he has done a great job.
Now, that tells me something’s really wrong in our culture. This is the trophy generation. Give me a trophy for showing up. You’re the Broward County sheriff, you put on the uniform every day, there’s people committing crimes, and you hang in there, here’s a trophy for great leadership. (interruption) What? I know. Four of them now. I know. Four of them. SWAT, by the way. One of the reasons that the president is speaking in favor of concealed carry personnel in the schools is how long it takes SWAT to show up. SWAT is three- to five-minute proposition. Three to five minutes, this event was over. You need somebody in there before SWAT arrives.
We had a guy capable of going in and didn’t, maybe our caller says he’s gotta call for backup, you don’t go in alone. I don’t know. On the face of this, none of this makes any sense. None of the procedure. None of the procedure makes any sense. And then as I say, when all of this doesn’t happen, what should have happened doesn’t happen, you end up blaming the NRA? Politics has corrupted this. We’re not able to correctly describe this which means you can’t really bore down and fix it where it needs to be fixed. Let me keep going. Little Rock is next. This is Kurt. Great to have you, sir. How are you doing?
CALLER: Doing well, Rush. Rush, as usual, you are spot on. I retired from 26 years in the military in 2008 and continued my service as a teacher. I went to the Detroit city school district, and I only stayed six years. What drove me out of education was — and it was in 2013 — was this PROMISE Program that you’re talking about. I had been assaulted — nothing was done — in the hallways of the class.
But in 2013, our class fundraiser received two counterfeit 10-dollar bills. The student that noticed it, that they had identical serial numbers, remembered who gave them to us. And it was the school’s basketball star. We went to the financial secretary and found out that over a thousand dollars had been passed through the school’s cafeteria already. We immediately went straight down the hall to the dean of discipline to report it and were told that we should be ashamed of ourselves, that this was this young man’s way out of the city, and that it would destroy his athletic future.
RUSH: Wait a minute. Wait a minute. This sounds sadly believable. This really happened, right?
CALLER: Absolutely. I assure you.
RUSH: At the same time, it sounds outrageous. I can just see the sniveling dean of discipline talking to you. I could just see this guy mocking you for being insensitive and not realizing that it’s this guy’s ticket out and who are we to judge? And stupid bromides like that.
CALLER: It gets worse. My senior Army instructor, because we were with the JROTC program, fine program in Detroit and other schools, but we called the Detroit Secret Service. We weren’t gonna tolerate that. We said, “This is ridiculous.” I think within an hour a Secret Service agent arrived, came into our office, gun, badge, the whole nine yards, and he began to explain to us about how the school has its own diplomatic immunity and that these things he can’t even take action on it unless the school — I remember asking him what if I had counterfeited the 10-dollar bills? He said, “I would be taking you out in handcuffs right now.” I only lasted a few months after that.
RUSH: Wait a minute. This guy actually admitted — the Secret Service agent admitted that to you?
CALLER: He explained it to us. He was very proud to talk to us. My senior Army instructor was a West Point graduate. We’re all retired of course, teaching the ROTC program, but he felt like he was with brethren, I suppose. So, yeah, he actually told us that. And I have his card at the house. I could remember who he was. I’ve called the Detroit Free Beacon, which it seems to be the most conservative newspaper there, and they weren’t interested in doing a story on it. I was also shot in the back by a squirt gun full of urine by a student and they refused to charge that student.
RUSH: Why? Because a pistol full of urine was his only way out?
CALLER: Exactly. And I loved my students, Rush. You wouldn’t believe some of the jewels that are in the Detroit city school system when they arrive as freshman. Bright, articulate, smart. I taught at a college preparatory school there, and by the time they had reached their senior year, it’s horrible. At the time I was teaching, Occupy Wall Street was going on, and they had these students teaching them how to protest. They were making up their own occupy signs and walking through the hallways getting applause.
RUSH: The PROMISE Program. There you have it, folks. Plant a little seed here in the first half hour of the program, and look at what we are learning. Now, keep in mind what this is. This is a grant program. It is the Obama DOJ. It means Obama and Eric Holder, and they are promising local school districts grant money to look the other way when certain people commit crimes, misdemeanors, felonies, just look the other way, the express purpose supposedly to change the school-to-prison pipeline.
They wanted to lower the percentage of minority prisoners because they felt the percentage of minorities in prison was exorbitantly high due to racism. In other words, Obama and Holder contended that there were a lot of innocent people in jail who hadn’t committed any crimes simply because they were minorities and that racist law enforcement was targeting them. So this program set out to change the percentage of the pipeline and offered grant money to look the other way, essentially, to not report certain crimes.
In this case, in Detroit, we’re hearing now that a thousand dollars of counterfeit money was passed through the schools, and the dean of discipline said we gotta look the other way. This is a star basketball player, it’s his only way out, his only ticket out, we can’t do anything here. It’s exactly the program. And the reason, folks, that the dean of discipline did that, was money! These school districts don’t have any money. Nobody has any money. We’re $20 trillion in debt. Nobody has any money. Except the people that run the government printing press. All these budgets are overrun. And so here comes Uncle Sam offering all kinds of money if you do this, slam dunk.
Runcie, I wanted to remind you, the PROMISE Program was started in Chicago. That’s where it was first implemented. And the current superintendent in Broward, Mr. Runcie, was recruited from Chicago to bring the PROMISE Program to Broward County. He was in the Chicago public school system specifically to fix the schoolhouse to jailhouse problem in Broward, and he was hailed as a hero as suspensions magically dropped by 40% and arrests dropped by 66% in just two years in Broward County. They just stopped arresting and they stopped suspending.
The crime didn’t change. What this meant was, it was possible that a bad actor remains in class rather than be suspended, all because of the Obama DOJ program. But more importantly, whatever actions of a criminal nature they took are not reported, there’s no arrest, therefore these people don’t end up in the background check database.
So when they show up to buy a gun — how many times have we heard, by the way, in all these school shootings that the perp passed a background check? And of course what do we infer from that? We infer that kid was fine at some point. Must have just snapped. Well, we’re not ever told why they passed the background check. Maybe they didn’t show up. Maybe their name wasn’t in the database because the criminal behavior they’d engaged in had not been reported. So, you know, it’s a garbage in, garbage out-type thing.
RUSH: Now, one thing here, folks. The PROMISE Program. They couldn’t just tell the cops to ignore minorities. That was the objective, but they couldn’t just tell the cops to ignore minorities. Obama and the Holder were not that dumb. So don’t misunderstand this. That would be illegal. (chuckling) Funny. It would be illegal for the Obama administration to tell anybody, “Look, whenever minorities commit a crime, look the other way.” That was the desired outcome. But they could never say it, just like liberals can never be truthful about their real objectives overall or from policy to policy.
So what they had to do was ignore many infractions from a lot of students no matter their race. Hence, Nikolas Cruz. This is exactly… This sounds like exactly how this happened. You can’t just… If you want to change the school-to-prison pipeline, you can’t cherry-pick. You’ve got to go soft on all infractions. ‘Cause I know a number of you are probably shouting at the radio, “Wait a minute, Rush! It makes no sense. Cruz wasn’t a minority.” Exactly. It’s a good question, and the point is they had to ignore a whole lot in order to chief this objective.
And school districts didn’t care. They got money for everyone they ignored. That’s how the grant process worked. Now, as for Superintendent Runcie, back in 2015, he was invited to join Obama’s White House School Discipline Summit “to share his secrets to success in lowering student arrests and suspensions.” ‘Cause they thought that was a magic thing. “How are you doing that? Wherever this guy goes, there are many fewer student arrests,” and everyone wonders: How’s this guy doing this? Is he changing behavior?
It turns out, no. That’s not what was going on. “In 2016, superintendent Runcie was named Florida’s Superintendent of the Year.” But if you… Let’s just see. Let’s just… Jake Tapper, in his questioning of the sheriff, had it exactly. The one thing he didn’t mention (and I don’t know whether he knows it or not) is the origins of the PROMISE Program, but it’s not a Broward program. It started in Chicago, and its success there, I think, is what inspired Obama and Holder. It could be the other way around.
But let’s see how far some of this has taken.
RUSH: By the way, we just played the sound bites of Jake Tapper asking Sheriff Israel of Broward County about the PROMISE Program and perps not being arrested and not ending up in the background check system. I am told… I mean, I’m not a Twitter denizen, but I am told that Tapper was ripped to shreds on Twitter for questioning Sheriff Israel about the PROMISE Program. So the left is… They’re poised. They are ready to deal with this if it hits. Jake Tapper got a little treatment.
Student Survivor Ditches Town Hall After CNN Hands Him SCRIPT
By Andrew West February 22, 2018
It’s no surprise to anyone that the mainstream media has some awfully dirty tricks up their sleeves, but CNN’s treatment of school shooting survivors as props requires addressing.It is nearly impossible for any of us to imagine the grief and sorrow of those involved in a tragedy such as the Parkland, Florida school shooting of a week ago. Seventeen lives were lost on that fateful day, and those seventeen lives touched countless people within the tight knight community at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. For every one of those bodies laid to rest, there are parents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, friends, and loved ones who are now mourning.
While some in the mainstream media have shown some compassion for those feeling the affects of this tragedy, CNN has been nearly devoid of tact in the last week. Then again, what do we expect from the kings of “fake news” who are little more than a platform for advertisers and democrats.
Not only did the liberally biased network allow a room full of angry leftists to shout down NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch and Senator Marco Rubio, but they are now also being accused of staging the reactions of students who actually survived the horrific incident in Florida.
Their inexcusable attempt at hijacking the narrative is now being exposed by at least one student who refrained from participating after CNN canned his own words in favor of theirs.
“Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Colton Haab said he was approached by CNN to ask a question at Wednesday night’s town hall but decided not to after the network gave him a ‘scripted question,’ quashing one he wrote himself. Haab, a member of the Junior ROTC shielded students while the school was under attack from the shooter, said he was going to ask about using veterans as armed security guards.
“‘CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted,’ Haab told WPLG-TV.
“‘I expected to be able to ask my questions and give my opinion on my questions,’ Haab said.
“‘Colton Haab, a member of the Junior ROTC who shielded classmates in the midst of terror says he did not get to share his experience,’ WPLG’s Janine Stanwood explained.
“‘Colton wrote questions about school safety, suggested using veterans as armed school security guards but claims CNN wanted him to ask a scripted question instead so he decided not to go,’ Stanwood reported.”
Haab’s idea is not a new one by any means, having been floated by a number of organizations in the wake of the Parkland Tragedy.
Famously, the folks over at StopSchoolShootings.org have enacted a petition to push for the exact sort of protection that this courageous young man hoped to outline during his time on CNN.
Did Joy Behar Really Just Apologize For Calling Mike Pence's Faith a 'Mental Illness'?
5:00PM EST 3/8/2018
TALIA WISE, MARK MARTIN/CBN NEWS
A host of ABC News' The View, Joy Behar, has reportedly apologized for comments she made against Vice President Mike Pence's Christian faith.
Los Angeles Times reporter Daniel Miller tweeted Thursday that during a shareholders meeting, Disney CEO Bob Iger "says Joy Behar apologized for things she has said about Christians and the Trump administration. Iger agrees that was appropriate."
Entertainment reporter Joe Flint of The Wall Street Journal tweeted Thursday, "Disney CEO Bob Iger says he took exception with Joy Behar's remarks about Christianity and VP Mike Pence. Says Behar apologized to Pence."
But conservative actor James Woods isn't buying it, tweeting Thursday, "So Disney made a 'corporate apology' on behalf of Joy Behar to shareholders to protect its stock value. Meanwhile Ms. Behar didn't apologize publicly to Vice President Pence at all. In fact, she has contempt for him and all Christians."
Christian groups are joining a campaign to hold ABC's The View accountable after co-hosts Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin made derogatory comments about Vice President Mike Pence's Christian faith.
The Media Research Center is calling on Christians to turn off the morning program, and it's also calling on companies to pull their ads from the show. A number of religious leaders are jumping on board the campaign to say "enough is enough" to what they see as anti-Christian bias displayed on the network.
'It has really surprised us," Christian Robey, political director for MRC, told CBN News. "I would say at the grassroots level we've had millions of people that we have engaged with on Facebook; hundreds of thousands on Twitter. We've heard from the community, the Christian community. We've had some of the most prominent groups, like FRC (Family Research Council) and American Family Association, Catholic League and EWTN and others that have come on board and shown their support."
Media Research Center President and Founder Brent Bozell started the campaign after Behar compared comments about Pence's prayer life to mental illness.
"It's one thing to talk to Jesus. It's another thing when Jesus talks to you. That's called mental illness, if I'm not correct, hearing voices," she said during the program on Feb. 13.
Hostin followed saying, "I'm Catholic; I'm a faithful person, but I don't know that I want my vice president speaking in tongues."
Behar later commented that she was joking about the remarks, but did not apologize. ABC News president James Goldston has yet to respond to a letter drafted by Bozell demanding an apology.
MRC has since launched a campaign asking Christians and The View's advertisers to take a stance against the anti-Christian bias.
According to MRC's website, during a June 2017 episode, the show's panel blamed Christians for taking away free contraception and compared believers to the Taliban.
MRC supporters have made more than 30,000 calls to ABC demanding the network apologize for the latest comments, and several faith leaders say it's time to hit them "where it hurts."
"Our friends at the Media Research Center are asking viewers to call out ABC on their 'wildly hypocritical' behavior," Family Research Council president, Tony Perkins, says.
"The hosts of The View and everyone at ABC would denounce any disparaging comments about Islam. However, their tolerance never seems to extend to Christianity. You can join MRC in hitting The View where it hurts—their corporate sponsorships."
"Make no mistake about it; this is an assault on the sensibilities of all Christians," Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, wrote. "No advertiser can justify supporting this show any longer."
"When Joy Behar and others mock the faith of Mike Pence, they are using him as a stand-in for the rest of us in Middle America. It is outrageous," said Gary Bauer of the conservative group American Values. "Such bigotry against the values of millions of Americans should not be tolerated by ABC."
"I think that it's hit a nerve, and I think that people have had this pent-up for a long time," Robey told CBN News. "And we certainly didn't expect it; we knew that people were going to be angry. We didn't know people were going to be this angry. And people see this for what it is. They see this as a group of people who are looking down upon their most cherished values and really holding them in low regard."
CBN News reached out to ABC for comment. The network has not yet responded to our inquiries.
Reprinted with permission from CBN.com. Copyright The Christian Broadcasting Network, all rights reserved.
Florida Agency Investigated Nikolas Cruz After Violent Social Media Posts
By AUDRA D. S. BURCH, FRANCES ROBLES and PATRICIA MAZZEI
FEB. 17, 2018
PARKLAND, Fla. — A Florida social services agency conducted an in-home investigation of Nikolas Cruz after he exhibited troubling behavior nearly a year and a half before he shot and killed 17 people at his former high school in Florida, a state report shows.
The agency, the Florida Department of Children and Families, had been alerted to posts on Snapchat of Mr. Cruz cutting his arms and expressing interest in buying a gun, according to the report. But after visiting and questioning Mr. Cruz at his home, the department determined he was at low risk of harming himself or others.
The report is the latest indication that Mr. Cruz was repeatedly identified by local and federal agencies as a troubled young man with violent tendencies. The F.B.I. admitted on Friday that it had failed to investigate a tip called into a hotline last month by a person close to Mr. Cruz identifying him as a gun owner intent on killing people, possibly at a school. The local police were called to Mr. Cruz’s house many times for disturbances over several years.
Mr. Cruz also worried officials at his former school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Fla., who on at least one occasion alerted a mobile crisis unit to get him emergency counseling, according to the state report.
Broward County Public Schools disciplinary records obtained on Saturday by The New York Times show Mr. Cruz had a long history of fights with teachers, and was frequently accused of using profane language with school staff. He was referred for a “threat assessment” in January 2017, the last entry in his record, two months after the Department of Children and Families closed its separate investigation into Mr. Cruz’s worrisome behavior.
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“This kid exhibited every single known red flag, from killing animals to having a cache of weapons to disruptive behavior to saying he wanted to be a school shooter,” Mr. Finkelstein said. “If this isn’t a person who should have gotten someone’s attention, I don’t know who is. This was a multisystem failure.”
The state agency investigated whether Mr. Cruz intended to harm himself in September 2016, when he made the alarming social media posts after an argument with his mother. Mr. Cruz, who had depression, was upset over a breakup with a girlfriend, his mother, Lynda Cruz, told investigators. The report does not say who called in the complaint, which was given “immediate” priority.
The report shows that investigators closed the case about two months later. The agency determined that the “final level of risk is low” — an analysis that one of Mr. Cruz’s counselors at his school felt was premature — because his mother was caring for him, he was enrolled in school and he was receiving counseling. By the time of the shooting, however, Mr. Cruz had lost at least two of those elements: His mother was dead, and he had left Stoneman Douglas High School. It is unclear if he was still seeing a counselor.
On Wednesday, Mr. Cruz, 19, showed up at Stoneman Douglas and unleashed more than 100 rounds from a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle he purchased last February, five months after the state investigation closed. As of Saturday evening, two Broward hospitals were still treating four patients in fair condition, according to Jennifer Smith, a spokeswoman.
The office of Mr. Finkelstein, the public defender, suggested that it had offered prosecutors a guilty plea in exchange for a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
“Everybody knows he is guilty. What we are saying is, let’s put him away for life,” Mr. Finkelstein said. “We are not saying the death penalty is not justified; we are saying, let’s not put this community through the trauma and pain of a trial knowing that, three years down the road, one juror could keep him from being put to death.”
In Florida, the death penalty requires a decision by a unanimous jury.
Michael J. Satz, the state attorney, said prosecutors would announce their position on the death penalty “at the appropriate time.”
“This certainly is the type of case the death penalty was designed for,” Mr. Satz said in a statement. “This was a highly calculated and premeditated murder of 17 people and the attempted murder of everyone in that school.”
Mr. Cruz’s school disciplinary records show he attended at least six schools, including Cross Creek School, a school for students with emotional problems; Dave Thomas Education Center, an alternative high school for at-risk youth; and an adult education center. He was first identified as developmentally delayed in 2002, when he was 4 years old.
In incidents that began in 2012, when Mr. Cruz was 13, he was disciplined for being disobedient and unruly. In 2013, the records suggest, he was counseled for making a false 911 call.
He was suspended several times in the 2016-17 school year, his last year at Stoneman Douglas, and was frequently reported for prolonged and unexplained absences. In September 2016, he was suspended for two days for fighting, only to return and get suspended again nine days after the fight, this time for hurling profane insults.
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That same month, the Department of Children and Families began its investigation into Mr. Cruz. The investigation, first reported by The Sun-Sentinel of South Florida on Friday, was obtained by The Times on Saturday. The state agency had petitioned a court on Friday to make the confidential records public, but the court has yet to do so.
“Mental health services and supports were in place when this investigation closed,” Mike Carroll, the secretary of the Department of Children and Families, said in a statement. Mr. Cruz was investigated as an adult, and the investigation appeared aimed at determining whether he was being neglected.
Agency investigators identified Mr. Cruz, who had turned 18 a few days earlier, as a “vulnerable adult due to mental illness.” In addition to depression, Mr. Cruz had autism and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, the report said. He was regularly taking medication for the A.D.H.D. It was unclear whether he was taking anything for the depression, according to the report.
After the argument with his mother, an investigator visited the family’s home in Parkland, which was clean, clutter-free and did not present any foul odors. The investigator did not see the cuts on Mr. Cruz’s arms: He was wearing long sleeves.
“Mr. Cruz stated that he plans to go out and buy a gun,” the report states. “It is unknown what he is buying the gun for.”
His mother denied that she and her son had argued. She told the investigator that Mr. Cruz did not have a gun, though he did have an air gun she would take away from him when he did not follow rules about shooting only at backyard targets.
His mother, who died in November, told investigators she attributed Mr. Cruz’s behavior to “a breakup with a girl.” Ms. Cruz “stated that she and the girl’s mother told the kids they had to end the relationship because it was unhealthy for everyone,” the report said. Neither the girl nor her mother are named in the report.
A year before, it was discovered that Mr. Cruz had a Nazi symbol and a racial slur on his book bag. His mother said that when she confronted her son about it, Mr. Cruz purported to not know what the sign meant, and she said the family had never expressed negative sentiments toward people of other races. She made him clean it off his bag.
The report noted that a mental health center had been contacted in the past to detain Mr. Cruz under Florida’s Baker Act, which allows the state to hospitalize people for several days if they are a threat to themselves or others. The center determined that he was not such a threat. Had Mr. Cruz been involuntarily committed, state law could have prohibited him from buying a firearm.
The mental health counselor, from Henderson Behavioral Health, had also visited Mr. Cruz at home and had him sign a safety contract.
Despite the assessment, a school counselor remained concerned.
“She said Henderson found him stable enough not to be hospitalized,” the Department of Children and Families investigator wrote of the school counselor. “She stated that the concern she and the other staff had was to ensure that the assessment of Henderson was not premature.”
Henderson Behavioral Health would not comment on Saturday. Neither the mental health counselor nor the school counselor could be reached.
According to the report, investigators also tried to speak to a school police officer, who declined to cooperate.
The Department of Children and Families would have had no way to know if Mr. Cruz’s behavior became more erratic after losing his mother because the agency is not automatically notified of a caretaker’s death, said George Sheldon, a former department secretary.
“It’s hard to second-guess because we don’t know everything that the department knew at the time, but clearly this young man was showing serious signs of a mental health disorder, something that does not pop up overnight,” said Mr. Sheldon, who left the department in 2011 and now oversees a nonprofit foster-care agency in Miami. “He was troubled and about to explode. And the results were devastating.”
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The Rasmussen Minute: Dirty Cops
Loretta Lynch, Sally Yates, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Jim Baker, Rod Rosenstein, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. These are just some of the names on the growing list of senior DOJ and FBI officials that, according to the House and Senate Intel Committees, may have illegally conspired to exonerate Hillary Clinton of any wrongdoing in her handling of classified information on a personal server while Secretary of State and to destroy President Trump.
At the center of perhaps the greatest political scandal in the nation's history lies the now infamous, salacious and unverified Trump "Dirty Dossier"--paid for by Clinton's campaign and the DNC, compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele with information sourced through Russia and then used by senior U.S. officials to obtain a warrant to spy on Trump.
UTT: Putting Freedom on the Offensive Where It Belongs
Catherine Austin Fitts-They're Trying to Centralize Control
Published on May 9, 2017
Financial expert Catherine Austin Fitts says the elite are trying to shrink the pie to centralize control. It doesn't have to be that way. There are lots of ways to grow the pie, and one way is with new technology.
Fitts thinks President Trump “has done a much better job than I expected considering he has no government experience.”
The fraud in the budgets, according to Fitts, has got to stop. . . . More than $11 trillion has disappeared from the federal budgets, and it’s all documented on Solari.com.
Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Catherine Austin Fitts, former Assistant Secretary of Housing during the Bush (41) Administration and Publisher of The Solari Report.
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