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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.

BREAKING: Military Tanks Show Up At Closed Down Walmarts


Walmart continues to stay in headlines as Americans throughout the country debate the possible causes for five different store closures and the sudden layoff of 2,200 employees throughout the country.

Walmart maintains that the stores had to be closed suddenly due to plumbing issues, but Americans throughout the country are not satisfied with this explanation—especially since the closures occurred in several different cities.

Now, residents in Big Springs, Texas where one Walmart closed are claiming that they have seen helicopters flying in to the town. Some residents are even claiming that they have seen military tanks as well.

“I saw a train carrying all sorts of military equipment heading into Big Springs,” said one resident. “There were also about 14 helicopters flying over the airport last night and a tank getting driven through that open field. It’s scary seeing that and not knowing what in the world is going on.”

The mysterious appearance of military equipment could support the theory that the Walmart stores were actually closed for Operation Jade Helm. Jade Helm is an exercise in which soldiers will operate “undetected amongst civilian populations.” Some believe it is the beginning of a plan for martial law.

What do you think? Is Walmart keeping a big secret from their customers?

‘Slavery is over': Hired Ferguson protesters demand pay


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“Black Lives Matter” protesters who were apparently hired to cause a ruckus in Ferguson, Missouri, are angry because, they say, they haven’t been paid for their hard work.

So they’ve launched a #CutTheCheck hashtag on Twitter and held a sit-in at the offices of Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment, or MORE – the successor group to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, in Missouri.

The protesters have received as much as $5,000 a month to generate civil unrest in the troubled suburb of St. Louis, according to FrontPage Mag’s Matthew Vadum.

“MORE is the re-branded Missouri branch of ACORN, which filed for bankruptcy in late 2010,” Vadum reported. “MORE and other groups supporting the Black Lives Matter movement have received millions of dollars from billionaire financier George Soros.”
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The angry agitators held a sit-in outside MORE’s offices on May 14 to demand their money, Weasel Zippers reported. The site posted a video of several black individuals shouting at a white man, who Weasel Zippers identifies as Jeff Ordower, founder of MORE and a longtime leftist activist who previously worked as a union organizer for SEIU in Texas and former Midwest director of ACORN.

Ordower had not responded to a WND request for comment at the time of this report.

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A group called Millennial Activists United posted a letter insisting MORE should “cut the checks” to the protesters.

“Early in the movement, non-profit organization MORE, formerly known as the St. Louis chapter of ACORN, and local St. Louis organization Organization for Black Struggle created a joint account in which national donors from all over the world have donated over $150,000 to sustain the movement,” the letter states. “Since then, the poor black [sic] of this movement who served as cash generators to bring money into St. Louis have seen little to none of that money.

“Questions have been raised as to how the movement is to sustain when white non-profits are hoarding monies collected of off [sic] black bodies? When we will [sic] hold the industry of black suffering accountable? The people of the community are fed up and the accountability begins here and now.

The statement continued, “We NEED to be thinking about justice for black people. This means white people must renounce their loyalty to the social normalcy that maintains white power and control. If black lives really matter, justice and self-determination for black people would mean the black community would control [its] own political and economic resources. Moving forward, we are building a board of accountability within this movement. We must funnel economic [sic] into this movement through the hands of black people who are fighting with and for black life. More on this board will be discussed as we develop.”

Other online reactions to the protesters’ demands for payment include:

  • “So these really were pro agitators. Some movement. “We shall overcome. After we get paid.”
  • “I’d rather see [people] protesting something they are passionate about (even if their behavior is way off base) than #CutTheCheck=Disgusting.”
  • “Lots of folks doing work & acting on conscience. It’s not fair that a group of 20 get [sic] $50,000 for throwing a tantrum.”

MORE reportedly released the following list of who had been paid from September 2014 through April 22, 2015, amounts and purpose of the payments.

Some payments were listed for the following purposes:

  • Gas
  • Video services for Ferguson
  • Debt repayment for Ferguson
  • Red light camera charges
  • “Supplies for non-indictment”
  • Training supplies
  • Food
  • Bullhorns
  • Catering
  • Art supplies
  • Permits
  • Walkie-talkies
  • T-shirts
  • Van rentals
  • Youth stipends
  • Cell phones for Ferguson
  • Emergency support, and others.

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Liberals want National Guard on Waco streets in the name of equality


Leftist “social justice warriors” are blaming “white privilege” for the lack of National Guard troops on Waco, Texas, streets in response to the gun battle between rival biker gangs and police which left nine dead on Sunday.

Despite the fact the police were already monitoring the gangs at the Twin Peaks restaurant before the shootings, which entirely took place at the restaurant, not Waco at large, and likely lasted only minutes, social justice warriors are using the #WacoThugs hashtag to complain about how the city isn’t under a complete lockdown with curfews and National Guard troops patrolling the streets.

In other words, leftists are actually promoting a police state in the name of equality.

“Nine people die in a mass shootout between skinhead gangs: no mass arrests, no tear gas, no National Guard and no one calling them thugs,” one meme circulating on Twitter stated, despite the fact that 192 bikers are now facing charges related to the shootings.

You read that right: no National Guard at Twin Peaks = racism!

Others claim the Guard should have been deployed.

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“They do need the National Guard for this; they [Waco police] found hundreds of weapons,” Madelyne O. tweeted.

Another person said she was concerned about the lack of troops in Waco.

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“So Waco thugs may have 100+ guns, nine people already dead, yet no Guard and no state of emergency,” Kim M. tweeted. “All jokes aside, I am concerned.”

As if erasing the line between law enforcement and the military would stop police brutality and the loss of our rights, but hey, it’s all in the name of social justice, right?

Another Twitter user even blamed the shooting on “white privilege.”

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“[The] Twin Peaks shooting is indicative of how #WhitePrivilege is allowed to perpetuate violence and criminality in Texas,” Bacchus tweeted.

Islamic State: “Our goal is killing Obama and the worshipers of the cross”

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Every day they tell us. And every day the media attacks ……. us.

Islamic State jihadists opened fire on a first amendment event in Garland, and the media blamed …… us.

Islamic State: “Our goal is killing Obama and the worshipers of the cross” (thanks to Robert Spencer), May 16, 2016

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The Islamic State will probably never kill Obama. It probably will kill a lot of Christians. And it has a detailed plan to sow mayhem in the West. That is coming — and no amount of appeasement or self-censorship is going to head it off.

“ISIS Supporters Shaken By U.S. Killing Of Abu Sayyaf, Vow Revenge,” by Jamie Tarabay and Gilad Shiloach, Vocativ, May 16, 2015:

Shaken by a daring U.S. military strike deep in ISIS territory, supporters of the extremist organization were vowing revenge for the killing of senior leader Abu Sayyaf or claiming the special operations mission never took place, a Vocativ analysis reveals.

“If they took Abu Sayyaf, we will take Obama,” one ISIS supporter posted in the hours after the raid, which took place near the eastern Syrian city of al-Amr.
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لئن كان هدفكم قتل سياف فهدفنا قتل أوباما وعباد الصليب…فبإذن الله لنا صولات وجولات معكم ياعباد الصليب.
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Translation: If your goal is killing Abu Sayyaf then our goal is killing Obama and the worshipers of the cross. We have attacks coming against you.

Elite American commandos carried out the rare, overnight military operation, killing Sayyaf, capturing his wife, and freeing a Yezidi woman believed to have been held as their slave, the Pentagon said Saturday. Defense Secretary Ash Carter heralded the mission as a “significant blow” to the Islamic State.

Vocativ analyzed social media across Syria in the wake of the strike and discovered some ISIS supporters claiming the news was U.S. propaganda intended to counter the momentum ISIS gained after it took most of the Iraqi city of Ramadi this week. Others tweeted from outside the Syrian city of Raqqa vowing revenge for the strike, saying they heard explosions and helicopters.

Carter said Sayyaf was responsible for directing many of the group’s military activities and much of its funding, directing its “illicit oil, gas, and financial operation.” No U.S. forces were killed or injured during the operation, which represented “another significant blow” to the group, Carter said. “And it is a reminder that the United States will never waver in denying safe haven to terrorists who threaten our citizens, and those of our friends and allies,” he continued in the statement.

The mission included the arrest of Sayyaf’s wife, Umm Sayyaf, and the freeing of the Yezidi woman. The trading of Yezidi women has been a major inducement and reward for ISIS fighters in the past. The Yezidis follow a strain of Islam that is rejected by mainstream Muslims as heretical. ISIS last year surrounded the Yezidis’ villages in northern Iraq, killing and capturing dozens, and taking many of the girls and women as slaves.

“U.S. forces captured Umm Sayyaf, who we suspect is a member of ISIS, played an important role in ISIS’s terrorist activities, and may have been complicit in what appears to have been the enslavement of a young Yezidi woman rescued last night,” Carter said.

The White House said in a statement that Umm Sayyaf had been moved to a U.S. military detention facility in Iraq. The Yezidi woman would be freed. “We intend to reunite her with her family as soon as feasible,” Bernadette Meehan, the National Security Council spokeswoman, said in a statement….

– See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2015/05/islamic-state-our-goal-is-killing-obama-and-the-worshipers-of-the-cross.html/#sthash.RwoIK2ep.dpuf

Ten Reps Under Ethics Probe – Who Paid For My Free Vacation, What Difference Does It Make?

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Maybe we’ve got a gang of simpletons running our government who would never think to ask why somebody is giving them as much as $20,000 worth of free airfare and gifts. Maybe it’s more realistic to conclude that they knew something was expected in return but wanted a luxury vacation and thought they could get away with it.

Either way, the cat is now out of the Congressional bag and ten lawmakers have some serious explaining to do.

An ethics investigation is underway into a 2013 luxury junket in which ten members of Congress were treated to a lavish vacation and gifts by SOCAR, an Azerbaijan state-run oil company. The money, roughly $750,000 was run through non-profits in the United States, allegedly to avoid detection, as reported by the Washington Post.

Allegations include the filing of false statements with Congress by the non-profits, in which they stated that they were the sponsors of the “conference.” Federal law as well as congressional rules prohibit foreign governments from purchasing favorable treatment from American lawmakers.

It just so happens that SOCAR was seeking an exemption from U.S. Iranian sanctions in order to build a $28 billion gas pipeline project in the Caspian Sea.

Those under investigation and the amounts of airfare received in addition to other gifts are:

  • Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX) Member of Financial Services Committee – $19,961.80
  • Danny K. Davis (D-IL) Member of Ways and Means Committee – $16,972.00
  • Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) Member of Armed Services Committee – $13,997.70
  • Former Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) Member of Foreign Affairs Committee – $13,430.60
  • Ted Poe (R-TX) Member of Foreign Affairs Committee, chairman, subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade – $13,376.60
  • Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) Member of Homeland Security Committee – $13,222.90
  • Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY) Member of Ethics Committee – $7,260.60
  • Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) Member of Budget Committee – $7,050.90
  • Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY) Member of Foreign Affairs Committee – $5,741.60
  • Leonard Lance (R-NJ) Member of Energy and Commerce Committee – $1,884.70
  • Mike Turner (R-OH) Member of Armed Services Committee – Turner attended while under a separate delegation

We can understand the Democrats being involved in this. For many it’s all they can do to raise their arms and parrot “hands up don’t shoot.” They truly may not understand that there is no such thing as a free ride, that somebody always fays the fare. Sheila Jackson Lee may have thought SOCAR was an acronym for Slave Owning Caucasians And Racists and assumed that it was merely their white guilt compelling them to pay her what she was, by virtue of her ancestry, rightfully due. SOCAR could have probably gotten away with just a couple of scarves in Lee’s case, but it’s too late now. The inappropriate enticements have been awarded.

It is interesting to note that one Democrat, Rep Yvette Clarke of NY, is herself a member of the House Ethics Committee. Perhaps a reassignment to another committee would place her somewhere where the mission better matches her character.

Ted Poe, as a former chief felony prosecutor in Harris County should have and likely did know better. Perhaps there’s a reasonable explanation and the offenses aren’t as bad as they appear but nobody is going to spend that kind of money and expect nothing in return. If Poe didn’t recognize the problem, perhaps that is because it is just one instance of many, of the nature of purchasing influence in Washington DC.

How was he or anyone to know that this would be the one of many that would happen to gain the public’s eye? The total of $750,000 is much more than the indicated amounts of airfare and trinkets. There must be more accounting to be done and with it, will come more accountability.

Read more at http://universalfreepress.com/ten-reps-under-ethics-probe-who-paid-for-my-free-vacation-what-difference-does-it-make/

ISIS Promises ‘Harsher’ Attacks On American Soil

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The group said that “The next six months will be interesting.”


ISIS promises that last week’s attack in Texas is only the beginning of its plans to reign terror on the people of the United States.

The Islamic State made the announcement on its official radio station as reported by CNN: “We say to the defenders of the cross, the U.S., that future attacks are going to be harsher and worse. The Islamic State soldiers will inflict harm on you with the grace of God. The future is just around the corner.”

According to Agence France Presse, the jihadi group further stated during its announcement:

Two of the soldiers of the caliphate executed an attack on an art exhibit in Garland, Texas, and this exhibit was portraying negative pictures of the Prophet Mohammad … We tell America that what is coming will be even bigger and more bitter, and that you will see the soldiers of ISIS do terrible things.

Someone tweeting under the name of a British ISIS jihadist who is suspected of hacking the U.S. Central Command computers in January sent this message following the Texas attack:

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As reported by Western Journalism, ISIS proclaimed that it “71 trained soldiers in 15 different states” in the U.S. “ready at our word to attack any target we desire.” The group specifically mentioned five targeted states including Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, California, and Michigan, and promised that “The next six months will be interesting.”

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According to Judicial Watch, ISIS also reportedly has training camps in Mexican border communities near El Paso, with plans to infiltrate the United States through Texas and New Mexico.

Walid Shoebat, a former member of the Muslim Brotherhood who has since converted to Christianity, wrote regarding the Islamic State’s most recent threat: “When ISIS references to the ‘nation of the Cross,’ what they mean is their intent to kill Christians.”

ISIS has specifically called for the death of Pamela Geller, but she will not back down. Geller was one of the organizers of the “Draw the Prophet” Muhammad cartoon competition, which ISIS sympathizers Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi targeted last week. In a statement posted online, ISIS said: “Our aim was the khanzeer [swine] Pamela Geller and to show her that we don’t care what land she hides in or what sky shields her; we will send all our Lions to achieve her slaughter.”

CBS News reports that Geller, who lives in New York, met with investigators from the city police department’s counterterrorism and intelligence bureaus last week. “NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis said they will do a ‘comprehensive threat assessment’ to determine whether Geller will need security, but did not comment on details of the threat or security measures.”

Geller is head of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, which seeks to educate Americans about the threat posed by Islam. The group has run ads all over the country and sponsored the cartoon contest.

The winner of the $10,000 prize drew an angry Muhammad bearing a sword and yelling, “You can’t draw me!”