Ohio body-cam videos are considered public record but police do not have to release them right away, sorta

The ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court says that the police have the right to withhold body camera video for a reasonable amount of time for examination. Law enforcement also have a reasonable right to redact parts of the video for release.

Opinion

I understand an examination and cooling off period for up to 7 days. But the only redaction I can accept is the blurring of witnesses faces or censoring the audio of a witness so that they’re put into immediate danger. Anything else is white washing the matter. We don’t need censorship. We should see the horror of the crime to form a proper opinion. Also I think that if a media agency uses the video they have to sign an agree that they will show the full video with no further alterations.  That way people don’t get a one sided view.  This kind or editing by the media ia what really created fake news.

Citation

From: The Columbus Dispatch – Published 12/21/2016 by Randy Ludlow

The Ohio Supreme Court ducked a direct ruling on whether police body-camera videos are public records, but found Tuesday that a prosecutor acted reasonably in waiting to release video of a fatal shooting by an officer.

 

The ruling came in a case in which six media organizations sued Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters after he did not immediately release a body-camera video of a University of Cincinnati police officer shooting an unarmed motorist as the man sat in his car.

 

Deters acted lawfully in waiting six business days to release the video to the news media, the court ruled, stating that the law affords public offices time to examine records to determine whether any parts are exempt from release and must be redacted.

1 out of every 266 voters in Michigan could have lied about their identity

More than 18,000 people completed write-in votes without proper ID in Michigan. So there is little or no way to identify if these voters are real and valid. About a third of those votes came Detroit.

Why is Detroit such a focal point?

Detroit in its preparation for the recount that Jill Stein was pushing for showed how corrupt the city really is. Detroit reported a third time more votes then the voting machines have recorded. Also the poll books, those paper books where people sign to verify their signature, are missing from at least 100 locations in Detroit.

Oh, by the way, Detroit supposedly voted 95% Democrat. With the margin of victory had Trump and obvious voter fraud: how can the 95% Democrat turn-out be trusted? First I say that after the inauguration Michigan has a full recount and audit. Next other Democratic strongholds like Chicago needs a full audit. All of these irregularities seem to only happen in extremely liberal Democratic cities.

This standing corruption needs investigated and prosecuted as soon as possible.

The United States faces its highest Islamist terror threat environment since 9/11

That is NOT a headline that I made up. That is a direct quote from a recently publish memo entitled ‘Homeland Security Committee – Terror Threat Snapshot – December 2016.’ Below are a few excerpts from memo:

Page 2: The United States faces its highest Islamist terror threat environment since 9/11, and much of the
threat now stems from individuals who have been radicalized at home. Since 9/11, the nation has
seen 227 homegrown jihadist cases with a recent surge of 115 cases in 2015 and 2016 alone. ISIS’
shift in messaging—from joining the jihad in Syria and Iraq to carrying out attacks in fighters’ home
countries—is likely to accelerate this trend.

Page 2: The Iran nuclear deal—coupled with instability in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen—has reenergized
Tehran’s hardliners
and placed the regime in a stronger position to achieve regional hegemony.
Iranian aggression, particularly in the Persian Gulf, has become routine and remains largely
unopposed. If left unchecked, Tehran will continue to threaten United States’ interests at home and
abroad.

Page 3: November 28: Abdul Razak Ali Artan, an 18-year-old Somali refugee, drove a vehicle into a group
of pedestrians on The Ohio State University’s campus and proceeded to stab individuals with a
butcher knife. In a post on his Facebook page, Artan cited Al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki,
referenced “lone wolf attacks” and stated, “America! Stop interfering with other countries, especially
Muslim Ummah [community]. We are not weak. We are not weak, remember that.” Within minutes
of the attack Artan was shot dead by a police officer.

Page 4: Refugee Programs Pose Risks
The National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) has identified “…individuals with ties to terrorist
groups in Syria attempting to gain entry to the U.S. through the U.S. refugee program.”
The Obama
administration has resettled nearly 13,000 Syrian refugees in the United States this past fiscal year.
American law enforcement and intelligence officials have repeatedly indicated that the U.S. lacks
reliable and credible intelligence to properly vet and screen potential Syrian refugees. Other refugee
programs in the U.S. also pose a risk, a Somali refugee that injured 11. Since 9/11,

Everything said here has been said by the Alternative Media for years. I think people within the United States’ government who have been tired of their hands tied felt emboldened to publish the truth. With Trump coming into power they wanted everyone to really know what is happening in our country. The question is, you as a voter, what are you going to do with this information? Are you going to hide it under a bushel basket or are you going to share the truth and let it shine? We have the power now to effect change. Don’t let it go.

Special thanks to WesternJournalism.com for thier analyse on this document.

Green Party Sad They Have To Pay For a Recount in Pennsylvania

Whats going on in Pennsylvania is that there is a certain margin of votes that have to be reached before a recount is triggered. Pennsylvania has not hit that level. So for there to be a recount the Green Party would have to put up a $1,000,000 dollars bond for the labor in the event the election results do not change for the winning candidate. The Green Party does not want to put up the money. So they’re filing a federal lawsuit to try to force a recount for free.  Even though it cost them to file the suit.

In the video above a representative for the Green Party did what I would call an ‘impromptu presser’. It looks more like a two or three local reporters caught him on the street after filing the lawsuit.

The reason I think its was not planned was because the representative was asked repeatedly for specific examples of voter fraud. The representative, who did not give his name in the video, could not produce a single incident of fraud in Pennsylvania. Instead he went into allegory that votes are kept in a room with a thousand doors and no security.  So he didn’t seem to have any sympathetic or softball questions that full presser would have.

Opinion

This guy is a shill. He seemed more excited that he was getting attention from the press then the fact that his case has no merit.  Read on to see why I think his case has no merit.

In Pennsylvania the Green Party only got 1% of the presidential election vote. A recount will not affect their outcome unless they get about 43% more votes.Green Party Logo

So why demand a recount at all? Two main reasons come to mind:

  1. They want the publicity – But its bad publicity. Everyone wants the election over and let the wounds heal. The is going to just tick people off more a more. When the next election cycle hits this is going to be brought out and bite the Green Party in the ass.
  2. They’re acting as a proxy for Hillary – There is no way this recount will profit the Green Party. They can’t get the votes they need to win.  But who would profit from the recount? Hillary if the state’s entire election results are invalidated due to an untimely reporting of the election result from the recount. It would narrow the margin of victory for the Democrats

I believe that the Green Party is taking the PR hits for Hillary to try to invalidate the election results. Many of the Green Party’s votes cross back and forth on environmental issue with Democratic Party.  So I would make sense to try to get someone into office that at least partially along with the Green Party’s religion.

Also this is being used to sew the seeds to move away from the electoral college so that the top 10 biggest cities can decide all the future federal elections. It easier to campaign in a few big cities then a whole nation.

Finally the Green Party is bankrupt. This was a hard fought election and the coffers are dry.  I think foreign entities are funding the Green Party to continue the chaos of the election to slow down or stop the administration transition.

In summary if the Democrats had filed this recount this would make sense. But the Green Party only got a full 1% of the vote in 3 states. This recount doesn’t make sense unless there’s a secondary agenda.

To paraphrase President Obama ‘(Green Party) stop whining and go try to make his case to get votes.’ Oh wait, you couldn’t.

See also: Focus of Recount Effort Shifts to Michigan, Pennsylvania

Trump Bypasses China to Talk Directly to Taiwan’s President

Taiwan FlagSince the Carter administration all conversations to, or about, Taiwan’s went through China. Trump has broke that nearly 40 year old rule in a 10 minute conversation. In response China teared up and said its going to take it’s (trade) baseball and go home.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters in Beijing that:

There is only one China in the world, and Taiwan is an inseparable part of Chinese territory. The government of the People’s Republic of China is the sole legitimate government representing China. This is a fact that is generally recognized by the international community.

Sources:

Opinion

I think Trump’s long game is to start decent among various parties. Why would the president-elect do something so nefarious? Simple, Trump wants to break a bunch of our trade deals with China. What a better way to break up the deals and give the US (needed?) leverage then to plant the seeds of revolt in one of leading international competitor.

Trump did the same maneuver with the Republican candidates by playing all the leaders against each other with just a few statements. He did the same thing by getting issues like the Bill Clinton’s rape allegations onto CNN by announcing it at random rallies. CNN has been ignoring the allegation for decades but Trump made CNN react.

Here Trump just made a phone call. Trump didn’t say hardly anything. But China’s foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang had to make a hard line statement. However China never thought of what that looked like to their people. It makes China look like they’re afraid Taiwan is going to secede tomorrow.

This is a master manipulation but its at global level. If there one misstep we’re looking complete Chinese revolution and a global economic collapse. There are no state or federal laws to fall back on if he goofs up. This is a move that should have waited until after his first 100 days. At least by then his full team would be in place.

The Drug Ecstasy May Soon Be A Legal Treatment for PTSD

MDMA Molecule The drug MDMA, commonly called Ecstasy, has just been OK’ed by the Food and Drug Administration for a Phase 3 trials for the treatment of PTSD. About 30-40% of the people treated for PTSD don’t respond to conventional therapy. The concept is to give MDMA in a controlled setting. The sufferer is allowed to feel euphoria for possibly the first time in years. They are monitored for any averse reaction.  Most individuals treated this way show positive sugns of recovery in 3 treatments.

Opinion

As sufferer of PTSD I know how anything at time an environmental stresser can trigger a PTSD episode. The episode does not have to be a grand event like you see in a war movie. Rather episode are usually the recall a negative memory or feeling that just overwhelm you.  Then you’re left with the fear what will trigger the next event.  Thus raising your stress level and making you susceptible to the episode.

Generally an episode only last 10-40 seconds but it leave you tired and fearful that another episode will hit again. This wears you down to were you can’t feel anything but negative emotions.  At my worst I would have done anything for a few minutes of euphoria. So I can see this as solid therapy for people with PTSD.

I will never condone this as an out of office treatment. While the drug itself is not addictive the idea I could feel good with little to consequences would leave it wide open to abuse. Also the fact that if abused you will become even more depressed then when you took MDMA in the first place.

So I will cheer this on as an inexpensive and safe treatment in a clinical setting. But if an irresponsible doctor or nurse sends those pills home they will be eaten up like candy. Those will be the people responsible for a second renaissance for the Ecstasy drug trade.

References