Walmart’s Home Office Admits Jade Helm Ties, Texas Store’s Containers Double As Prison Cells

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While All News Pipeline continues to receive photographs from readers across the country of strange happenings at Wal Marts and military convoys, the 1st video below from videographer HighImpactFlix should finally silence the govt agents and trolls attempting to debunk ties between Jade Helm 15, the US Military and Wal Marts across the country as an employee from Wal Marts home office makes the eye-opening admission himself about Wal Marts ties to the US military and the US military’s ability to use Wal Mart stores across the country if they so desire.

If you only have time to listen to a short portion of this video, begin at the 3 minute 7 second mark for the admission that should finally silence the trolls; if you have time to listen to the entire video, listen to how the tone of this guys voice changes when asked about Jade Helm 15 from earlier in the conversation. This one should be a game changer. Much more below videos including new pictures sent to ANP by a reader in Texas showing what could be a ‘prison cell’ and more shipping containers at a still-open Walmart in Texas.

37 MS-13 GANG MEMBERS INDICTED IN CHARLOTTE, NC …

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Thirty-seven MS-13 gang members have been indicted in Charlotte, North Carolina on numerous offenses including murder and attempted murder, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina announced Wednesday.

Wednesday morning, a law enforcement dragnet rounded up 16 of the alleged gang members. While five remain “at large” the remaining 16 are in state custody.

“As outlined in today’s indictment, the alleged MS-13 gang members have committed numerous violent crimes, including armed robberies, assaults, and murders, for the benefit of the criminal enterprise,” Jill Westmoreland Rose, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, said in a statement. “Today’s charges send a clear message to gangsters who think their gang affiliation puts them beyond the law’s reach.”

While all 37 alleged gang members have been indicted on racketeering conspiracy charges, 22 of them are charged with additional crimes including those violent felonies Rose indicated.

As the U.S. Attorney’s Office detailed, MS-13 is a criminal gang organization that originated in Los Angeles with membership largely comprised of immigrants and decedents of immigrants from Central America.

“Transnational criminal gangs like MS-13 inflict untold damage in our communities by engaging in violence and trafficking in drugs, weapons and even human beings,” Special Agent in Charge of ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Atlanta Ryan L. Spradlin added. “This lengthy investigation has uncovered alleged crimes ranging from petty drug deals to capital murder. There is no doubt that North Carolina communities will be safer as a result of these arrests.”

The alleged gang members arrested Wednesday, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, have already started making their initial appearances before a U.S. Magistrate Judge. The 16 in state custody are expected to be transferred to U.S. Marshals to face their federal charges.

Gang activity in Charlotte made national headlines in recent weeks as the Obama administration admitted it improperly granted an illegal immigrant with known gang-ties executive amnesty.

That gang member beneficiary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program —Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez — went on to murder four people in Charlotte, including including former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant Mirjana Puhar.

SHOCKING: Texas Ranger Reports What He Saw INSIDE Military Train Used for “Martial Law” Exercises

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A covert training operation by U.S. military special operations personnel, Jade Helm 15, is taking place in a few states across America, all the while spreading a mild panic and conspiracy theories as to the true purpose of the mission.

The military says that they are merely preforming training exercises to help hone soldiers’ skills in the event they face a foreign threat, but some citizens are worried that planners have something more domestic in mind.

Many have speculated that the American government isn’t far from declaring martial law, an idea only bolstered by these training exercises.

And now one Texas Ranger has allegedly reported some information that, if true, could lend some credence to these fears.

The unnamed and self-described Ranger said that train cars outfitted with prison-type shackles have been moving about Texas. While he added that the Department of Homeland Security claimed the train cars were for transporting captured terrorists, he was apparently reluctant to believe them.

“We have been told by Homeland that these trains are slated for transporting captured terrorists, non-domestic,” the ranger says in an email sent to Dave Hodges at The Common Sense Show. “We are not sure we can trust this explanation because Homeland is keeping a lot from us and we are growing increasingly uncomfortable with their presence in Texas.”

The anonymous email writer also discussed the Islamic State group camp that reportedly sat just eight miles from the Texas border.

“I do believe the ISIS threat is legitimate,” the email read. He speculated, however, that the military could use an ISIS attack as an excuse to declare martial law, which is what he apparently believed to be the true motive behind the Jade Helm 15 exercise.

“You are also correct to suspect the motives behind the JH15 drills,” he wrote. “They are clouded in secrecy and we have been shut out regarding their operational intent … I will support the Feds in their preparation against ISIS. But the moment that this action turns against our locals is the moment I will perform my oath of office. I am not alone in this feeling. None of my brothers trust Homeland. We will have to see where this is going but I have a bad feeling.”

While there is little to lend credence to the email’s claims beyond the validity of his own word — and for that matter, we can’t even verify the existence of the email itself — it is always a good idea to exercise caution when it comes to believing anything the government tells you.

Our freedoms are being eroded daily by the hostile Obama Administration and liberal democrats who would love to remove from society those they consider political undesirables.

Whatever the reason, train cars laden with prison shackles is a shocking sight to see in America.

ROADSIDE CHECKPOINTS RAISE THORNY QUESTIONS

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Agents have broad discretion to pull over people for a secondary inspection

BY DAVID SOMMERSTEIN | NCPR

May 12, 2015 — The St. Lawrence County woman who videotaped an altercation with border patrol says Homeland Security agents visited her house while she was at her college graduation.

Jess Cooke of Ogdensburg posted a video on Facebook of what appears to be agents taking pictures of her car. The time stamp on the video, she says, coincides with when she was receiving her criminal justice degree from SUNY Canton on Saturday.

A U.S. Border Patrol spokesperson wouldn’t speak to the video of the agents. But she has acknowledged the initial incident during which border patrol agents tackled and apparently Tased Cooke during a roadside checkpoint on Route 37. Cooke’s video of the incident went viral after she posted it on Facebook. The Border Patrol says the investigation is ongoing.

Read the original story and watch Cooke’s video here.

NOTE: We are collecting your questions about U.S. Border Patrol’s roadside checkpoints to put to a legal expert on the matter. E-mail them to news-at-ncpr-dot-org.

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UPDATE, 4:30pm: U.S. Customs and Border Protection has released an updated response to the Jess Cooke videotaped incident, in which it acknowledges an “electronic control device” was used during the stop. Here’s the complete statement:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection continues to investigate a report from the U.S. Border Patrol’s Swanton Sector about an altercation between an individual and two Border Patrol agents at a checkpoint Thursday. The altercation followed a brief verbal exchange between the individual and the two agents regarding their intent to inspect the vehicle. CBP investigators have analyzed the scene of the incident, are taking statements and have reached out to the individuals involved. Based on preliminary information from the investigation, one of the two agents deployed an electronic control device during the altercation. As standard procedure, Swanton Sector notified the DHS Office of Inspector General after the incident.

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Questions Over Border Stops Inside the Border

The incident returns the controversial checkpoints to the spotlight and raises thorny questions about what law enforcement can and cannot do, and what people’s rights are when they’re stopped at a border patrol checkpoint on a road in the North Country.

Immigration law professor Rick Su of SUNY Buffalo says the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1976 that roadside checkpoints for determining immigration status are legal within 100 air miles of the international border. That includes all of the North Country, and almost all of New York State.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled federal agents have broad discretion to conduct checkpoints within 100 miles of the international border. Map via American Civil Liberties Union.

Su says agents have broad discretion to pull over people for a secondary inspection. “There have been cases where appearing nervous is enough reasonable suspicion to detain for further investigation, or to get a real search warrant,” says Su. That includes pulling over a motorist for a secondary inspection at a checkpoint.

“However,” Su continues, “it’s not sufficient enough at that point usually that that is enough to suggest that there is probable cause, that there is some sort of criminal activity that will be uncovered that will lead them to a full-on search.”

In other words, agents cannot insist a motorist open the vehicle’s trunk or submit to a search of the car, beyond a look inside the windows. Su says it remains a legal gray area to what extent a citizen has to cooperate with law enforcement at these checkpoints.

Su says how they’re being used can lead to a slippery slope of overapplication to issues beyond immigration, like drug interdiction, “that the federal government is, in some ways troublingly, using immigration checkpoints to enforce other areas of law enforcement, including the war on drugs.”

Following is a transcript of David Sommerstein’s conversation with Rick Su:

Rick Su: Technically, none of us are required to answer any questions, because we have the Fifth Amendment right to not incriminate ourselves. So we have the Fifth Amendment right to remain silent. But that doesn’t mean that the government necessarily has to accept that. They are allowed to, essentially, continue questioning to that extent until they are satisfied—at least with regard to immigration checkpoints—about your status to be legally present in the United States.

DS: So they can do something like pull you over for a secondary inspection as you go through these checkpoints.

RS: That’s right. Technically, you don’t even require any special reasonable suspicion to go to secondary; all that’s required is to say that more time is necessary in order to ascertain the immigration question.

DS: One of the big questions that came up in this video is that the officers said that she appeared to be nervous. Is that enough of a probable cause to move to the next step of asking to search the vehicle or open the trunk and stuff?

RS: So there’s different standards for actually just detaining someone versus actually conducting a search. There have been cases where appearing nervous at a checkpoint is enough reasonable suspicion to detain for further investigation, or to get a real search warrant. However, it is not sufficient at that point, usually, to say that that is enough to suggest that there is probable cause of criminal activity that would be a cover that would lead them to an actual full-on search. And I think it was clear in the video that they weren’t able to just search the car itself. They were going to call in some dogs to do so. They couldn’t open the trunk for example, unless they got consent from the individual.

DS: In fact, just last month there was a Supreme Court decision that rules that you can’ force somebody to wait around while they get a canine unit to come to sniff around the trunk—that you can’t wait for ten minutes or twenty minutes.

RS: So this is what’s interesting about this case and the recent Supreme Court decision. Essentially what that decision came down to was that if you are detaining someone for one reason, you can’t then continue to detain them for different reasons. So in that particular case, the individual was being stopped because of a traffic violation. And the court held that once all that business with the traffic violation is done, you can’t detain them even for a few mnutes in order to then do a subsequent search for let’s say a drug violation unless you had some other reasonable suspicion. And that’s what makes this case particularly interesting.

DS: This case—the second case you’re talking about—the video.

RS: That’s right—the video particularly interesting—is that the checkpoint itself and the exception that the Supreme Court has made is essentially for immigration violations. It’s an immigration checkpoint. But what it seems from the video is that the interest of the officials is not so much immigration at that point. It’s something else, maybe a drug violation, or other ordinary crimes that they were investigating for. And this believe actually sets up a very dangerous dichotomy between the exception that’s granted for immigration and the use of immigration checkpoints to do all sort of other law enforcement priorities.

DS: A lot of people have been asking me and asking each other, “what can I do?” “What are my rights?” We’ve talked about some of those things, what you have to say, and what you don’t have to say. But in a lot of situations, it just comes down to you and an officer with a weapon, and you’re out there on the road, and that’s the reality that you find yourself in.

RS: I think the problem is there is a routine that’s relatively simple, but what I’m afraid is that Customs and Border Patrol are starting to use these checkpoints beyond their intended goal. I think if it was part of the goal that the U.S. Supreme Court has set down for this very unique exception, it really should be relatively non-intrusive. Ask questions about identification, about residency, and, as long as they are satisfied that there is no reasonable suspicion, that there is an immigration violation, most people should be waved through. It should be a relatively quick check.

I think the problem is because the exception is so broad – it’s an exception that shouldn’t apply to most other areas of law enforcement – the federal government is, in some ways troublingly, using immigration checkpoints to enforce other areas of federal law, including the war on drugs.

DS: But let’s put it on its flip side. Some people would say that the problem here is a woman who is doing her very least to help the process move smoothly, that she could have been more cooperative and that she brought this on herself, that we should make an effort to answer the questions, rather than say, “am I free to go?” or “I don’t have to answer these questions.”

RS: I believe a certain degree is cooperation is necessary. To extent that we are interested in these issues, we are all in it together. But I think it’s important to realize that when we’re talking about the limits of constitutional rights, and we’re talking about who tests them, it’s often individuals who are willing to go a little bit further, who are willing to ask the questions that most of us are not willing to ask, and that is really ensuring and checking federal government authority in these cases, that they’re really on the right side of the law. So even if many of us agree I wouldn’t do that in that situation, I think it’s important that some people do, if only to clarify, as we are doing now, what those limits are, so that we are sure that they’re not being stepped beyond the boundaries that the Constitution requires.

Sharia Compliance–Report: Veterans Told to Avoid Targeting by ISIS ‘Lone Wolves’… Don’t Act ‘Pompous’ Online, Hide Your Military Service

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More sharia. More capitulation. More dhimmitude. No war was ever won on the defense. Operation Fetal Position is not a strategy.

Sharia Compliance–Report: Veterans Told to Avoid Targeting by ISIS ‘Lone Wolves’… Don’t Act ‘Pompous’ Online, Hide Your Military Service,” John Nolte, May 11, 2015

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Over the weekend, military bases across the United States were placed on higher alert for domestic terror attacks, in response to a surge in threatening chatter from ISIS and its sympathizers. “It is the highest level of security since the tenth anniversary of September 11,” notes Fox 13 News in Tampa Bay, home of MacDill Air Force Base. “No specific threat has been announced, but the alert comes after an FBI warning that there are hundreds of known, active ISIS supporters in the United States.”

Over the weekend, military bases across the United States were placed on higher alert for domestic terror attacks, in response to a surge in threatening chatter from ISIS and its sympathizers. “It is the highest level of security since the tenth anniversary of September 11,” notes Fox 13 News in Tampa Bay, home of MacDill Air Force Base. “No specific threat has been announced, but the alert comes after an FBI warning that there are hundreds of known, active ISIS supporters in the United States.”

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned that “lone wolf” terrorists, such as the jihadis who attacked the Mohammed Art Exhibit in Garland, Texas, could “strike at any moment.” He described this as a new and challenging security environment, but added, “we are not discouraging Americans from doing the things they do on a daily basis.”

That disclaimer might not be entirely accurate, judging by what Fox 13 has been hearing from the military community in Tampa.

“Military personnel, veterans and their families at military bases like MacDill are being advised to be careful what they post online and talk about in public,” says the report.

Retired Col. E.J. Otero is quoted as saying the 440,000 veterans in the Tampa Bay area “have heard through one way or another from the commanders at MacDill to pay attention, keep a low profile, don’t be so pompous about being in the military, because those guy are looking for possible targets.”

The directive falls slightly short of British soldiers being told not to wear their uniforms in public after the broad-daylight jihad slaying of Drummer Lee Rigby on the streets of Woolwich. But between these military directives and the deafening round of tongue-clucking from media elites over the Mohammed Art Exhibit in Garland, Americans are being told to choose their words carefully, while belligerent jihadis and their fanboys run wild on social media.

The winning side in a war does not tell its citizens – much less its soldiers – to carefully avoid antagonizing a violent occupying force that stands ready to punish offense, or even pride.

– See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2015/05/sharia-compliance-report-veterans-told-to-avoid-targeting-by-isis-lone-wolves-dont-act-pompous-online-hide-your-military-service.html/#sthash.Pi0N5ZQE.dpuf

Conservatives Would Be Better Off If Harry Reid Still Ran The Senate

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BY JOHN HAWKINS

The whole case for reelecting mediocre Republicans has been, “Sure, they stink, but do you want a Democrat in office? They’re the lesser of two evils.” That’s an argument I’ve used many times myself. However, what happens when it’s no longer true? What happens if conservatives realize that they would be better off RIGHT NOW if Harry Reid were still running the Senate?

Because we would be.

Instead of reflexively saying, “That’s ridiculous,” think about what happened during the last congressional cycle.

Democrats refused to compromise with Republicans on anything and the GOP was desperate to show its opposition to Barack Obama’s unpopular agenda; so Republicans had little incentive to vote for bad legislation. That led to complete gridlock. Now that might not be the ideal outcome, but conservatives believe that no legislation is preferable to bad legislation.

Instead we now have a situation in America where Democrats pass far left wing legislation when they’re in charge, nothing happens when Congress is split and Republicans pass moderately liberal legislation to show they can “get something done” when they’re in charge.

Just look at what has happened since Republicans took over the Senate after spending the entire campaign cycle promising that they would fight Obama tooth and nail.

* After swearing that they’d stop Obama’s illegal executive amnesty by blocking DHS funds, the GOP Leadership in the House and Senate caved and worked with the Democrats to fund Obama’s amnesty despite the fact that the majority of House Republicans opposed it. The promise to fight executive amnesty was as important as George W. Bush’s “Read my lips, no new taxes” pledge and the GOP didn’t even hold out for TWO MONTHS before it broke it.

* Despite the fact that they’ve PUBLICLY railed against Obama’s terrible nuke deal, Senate Republicans just voted to strip Congress of its ability to block Obama’s treaty with Iran. Publicly, they’re claiming that they’re holding Obama accountable, but in actuality, the bill they’re supporting will in effect allow him to do whatever he wants in Iran. Not only is it bad legislation that turns the Constitution on its ear, it’s insulting. They think everyone is so stupid that we can’t figure out what they’re doing.

* Even though Loretta Lynch said she agreed with Obama’s illegal executive orders, she couldn’t name any differences she had with Eric Holder, and she essentially said that she thought Obama had no limits under the law, she was confirmed as Attorney General with Republican votes.

* Republicans, including RAND PAUL – let me repeat that, RAND PAUL – are blocking an investigation that’s designed to kill fraudulent OBAMACARE subsidies to Congress. When even Rand Paul wants his fraudulent Obamacare subsidy more than he wants to protect the taxpayers, it doesn’t bode well for the country.

* The GOP is about to shove through a secret Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Not only have the details of the trade deal been withheld from the public (Remember how well it worked out the last time we had to “pass a bill to see what’s in it?”), but what we do know about it is disturbing. According to Jeff Sessions, it limits the power of Congress to amend all international trade agreements during the deal, it allows the President to change the deal after the fact without the approval of Congress and it is likely to massively increase the number of foreign workers coming into the U.S. Perhaps worst of all, it would provide a backdoor method to limit American sovereignty because a signed treaty supersedes American law. In effect, it gives the President the power to adopt certain foreign laws related to the trade agreement without getting the approval of Congress. This bill is a Frankenstein’s monster waiting to happen and the Republican Party is working with Obama in secret to bring it to life.

* If the Supreme Court kills the Obamacare subsidies (which is entirely possible), it will in effect kill Obamacare. Without the subsidies, the whole program will collapse. Instead of saying, “We didn’t vote for it and we told you it was unconstitutional from day 1,” Republicans are openly acknowledging that they plan to save Obamacare. After all these phony promises to repeal Obamacare, after all these votes, after all the polls showing that it’s unpopular, the GOP Leadership wants to buy into Obamacare so Americans can now blame BOTH PARTIES for the disastrous legislation.

Everything the Republicans have done since they won in November has been one long “Screw you” to the people who voted for them. They’re like a 0-16 football team that gets angry with their fans for failing to appreciate how wonderful they are despite the fact that they lose every game.

We live in a Bizarro world where the Republican politicians don’t work for the voters who put them in office. In the real world, the GOP Leadership in Congress along with most of the Republicans in the Senate work for whatever lobbyist is willing to give them the most money while the voters are treated like THEIR employees. They’re for sale and the voters have been sold out because our pockets aren’t deep enough to compete with the people giving them campaign contributions.

Well, in 2016 there will be an awful lot of Republican senators up for reelection and they’re certainly not going to have much of a record to brag about. Couple that with the fact that even the French in WWII put up a bigger fight than John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and the rest of the Republican “leadership” have so far and there’s really not going to be much of a reason for conservatives to vote for Republican senators. In fact, the only thing they ever seem to be able to offer is that, “Well, it’s better to have us in charge than the Democrats.” What happens if people realize that’s not even true anymore?