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Beth Gonnaget 23 seconds between accessing the safe to execution.... that doesnt sound at all like the delayed reactions normally associated with cannabis intoxication. I dont know how long it takes to open the gun safe while sober, but 10 seconds seems incredibly Read more ...
quick if the shooter was so impaired by cannabis that the following day he had "no recollections" of the crime. In an ordinary case of cannabis intoxication the user often has delayed motor skills and reaction times which would make either a combination safe or a small set of keys challanging. Then he'd also have to remove the safety from his semi-automatic "home" weapon... The accuracy of the shot to the head and quickness with which it transpired again belie the claims that Mr Kirk was not responsible for his actions due to his choices to consume cannabis. I'd guess you'd have to be pretty handy with a fire arm to shoot anybody accurately in the head with in such a short window of time while simultaniously being distracted by your screaming spouse... Every aspect of this case smacks of premeditated murder with a planned cannabis defense... why did Mr Kirk go candy shopping on that particular evening 3 hours before firing that fateful shot? Has the post done any follow up investigation on whether mr Kirk had been caught on camera shopping at any other retail cannabis shops previously? What motivated a "leader in the LDS church" which is notoriously intollerant of all intoxicants to suddenly embrace behavior that is strictly forbidden? Why arent we also reporting that on the same day in Utah two other LDS "elders" also shot their wives and kids due to religious beliefs that the lunar eclipse of the previous evening was a portend to biblical end times. It would seem the Kirk case has at least as much if not more correlated casuation to LDS wife murderers than this murderer had in common with the roughly 20,000 (conservative estimate) eaters of cannabis edibles in the state of Colorado on a daily basis.
Report suggests cops unaware of details of Observatory Park 911 call
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Twenty-three seconds after Kristine A. Kirk told a 911 operator her husband was trying to grab a handgun from a safe, the woman's screams ended with the sound of a gunshot.
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Michael Kelly DENVER - Two Colorado fourth graders were busted for selling marijuana at their elementary school, prompting officials today to urge adults to keep their weed locked away from kids. School officials said a 10-year-old fourth grade boy brought a smal Read more ...
l quantity of leafy marijuana to Monfort Elementary School in Greeley, Colorado, on Monday. "He sold it to three other fourth graders on the school playground, which resulted in a profit to the young man of $11," John Gates, director of safety and security for the Greeley-Evans School District, told ABC News. The next day, Gates said one of the three young buyers brought a marijuana edible to school and gave it to the boy who sold the pot on Monday. That boy took a bite, but did not suffer any ill effects, Gates said. Both boys apparently got the weed from relatives, according to Gates. "Both of these kids took the marijuana without the consent of their grandparents," said Gates. Gates said the four students involved will be suspended for a "significant" number of days, but declined to say exactly how long the punishment would be. Initially police were called, but officials have determined the incident will not he handled as a criminal matter, he said. "We hope to send a good message here without ruining anybody's lives. The message we really want to get out here to the adults is, 'for crying out loud, secure it,'" Gates said. Adults 21 and older have been able to buy recreational marijuana legally in Colorado since Jan. 1. In a letter sent home to parents, Monfort Elementary School Principal Jennifer Sheldon said no student was injured. "We know that many adults have greater access to marijuana since the change in the drug's legal status in Colorado," Sheldon wrote. "We urge all parents, grandparents and anyone who cares for children to treat marijuana as you would prescription drugs, alcohol or even firearms. This drug is potentially lethal to children, and should always be kept under lock and key, away from young people." The side effects of edible marijuana - which can be far more potent than smoking a joint - have been raising new concerns after two recent deaths in Colorado. In one, a 19-year old college student died when he jumped off a hotel balcony after eating a marijuana-laced cookie. In the second, Richard Kirk, 47, was charged with shooting and killing his wife while she called 9-1-1, telling police her husband had consumed pot-infused candy. Colorado's legislature is currently considering new safety regulations for marijuana edibles, including bills requiring stronger warning labels and lowering the amount of THC permitted in food.
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George Smith Funny how the party that pushed the legal drug use though always say it is for the children when they want a bill to pass.
Michael Kelly
DENVER - Two Colorado fourth graders were busted for selling marijuana at their elementary school, prompting officials today to urge adults to keep their weed locked away from kids. School officials said a 10-year-old fourth grade boy brought a smal Read more ...
l quantity of leafy marijuana to Monfort Elementary School in Greeley, Colorado, on Monday. "He sold it to three other fourth graders on the school playground, which resulted in a profit to the young man of $11," John Gates, director of safety and security for the Greeley-Evans School District, told ABC News. The next day, Gates said one of the three young buyers brought a marijuana edible to school and gave it to the boy who sold the pot on Monday. That boy took a bite, but did not suffer any ill effects, Gates said. Both boys apparently got the weed from relatives, according to Gates. "Both of these kids took the marijuana without the consent of their grandparents," said Gates. Gates said the four students involved will be suspended for a "significant" number of days, but declined to say exactly how long the punishment would be. Initially police were called, but officials have determined the incident will not he handled as a criminal matter, he said. "We hope to send a good message here without ruining anybody's lives. The message we really want to get out here to the adults is, 'for crying out loud, secure it,'" Gates said. Adults 21 and older have been able to buy recreational marijuana legally in Colorado since Jan. 1. In a letter sent home to parents, Monfort Elementary School Principal Jennifer Sheldon said no student was injured. "We know that many adults have greater access to marijuana since the change in the drug's legal status in Colorado," Sheldon wrote. "We urge all parents, grandparents and anyone who cares for children to treat marijuana as you would prescription drugs, alcohol or even firearms. This drug is potentially lethal to children, and should always be kept under lock and key, away from young people." The side effects of edible marijuana - which can be far more potent than smoking a joint - have been raising new concerns after two recent deaths in Colorado. In one, a 19-year old college student died when he jumped off a hotel balcony after eating a marijuana-laced cookie. In the second, Richard Kirk, 47, was charged with shooting and killing his wife while she called 9-1-1, telling police her husband had consumed pot-infused candy. Colorado's legislature is currently considering new safety regulations for marijuana edibles, including bills requiring stronger warning labels and lowering the amount of THC permitted in food.
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Homer Brooks
Michael Kelly
DENVER - Two Colorado fourth graders were busted for selling marijuana at their elementary school, prompting officials today to urge adults to keep their weed locked away from kids. School officials said a 10-year-old fourth grade boy brought a smal Read more ...
l quantity of leafy marijuana to Monfort Elementary School in Greeley, Colorado, on Monday. "He sold it to three other fourth graders on the school playground, which resulted in a profit to the young man of $11," John Gates, director of safety and security for the Greeley-Evans School District, told ABC News. The next day, Gates said one of the three young buyers brought a marijuana edible to school and gave it to the boy who sold the pot on Monday. That boy took a bite, but did not suffer any ill effects, Gates said. Both boys apparently got the weed from relatives, according to Gates. "Both of these kids took the marijuana without the consent of their grandparents," said Gates. Gates said the four students involved will be suspended for a "significant" number of days, but declined to say exactly how long the punishment would be. Initially police were called, but officials have determined the incident will not he handled as a criminal matter, he said. "We hope to send a good message here without ruining anybody's lives. The message we really want to get out here to the adults is, 'for crying out loud, secure it,'" Gates said. Adults 21 and older have been able to buy recreational marijuana legally in Colorado since Jan. 1. In a letter sent home to parents, Monfort Elementary School Principal Jennifer Sheldon said no student was injured. "We know that many adults have greater access to marijuana since the change in the drug's legal status in Colorado," Sheldon wrote. "We urge all parents, grandparents and anyone who cares for children to treat marijuana as you would prescription drugs, alcohol or even firearms. This drug is potentially lethal to children, and should always be kept under lock and key, away from young people." The side effects of edible marijuana - which can be far more potent than smoking a joint - have been raising new concerns after two recent deaths in Colorado. In one, a 19-year old college student died when he jumped off a hotel balcony after eating a marijuana-laced cookie. In the second, Richard Kirk, 47, was charged with shooting and killing his wife while she called 9-1-1, telling police her husband had consumed pot-infused candy. Colorado's legislature is currently considering new safety regulations for marijuana edibles, including bills requiring stronger warning labels and lowering the amount of THC permitted in food.
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Evidence Medicine "Colorado deaths stoke worries about pot edibles" http://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2014/04/18/colorado-deaths-stoke-worries-about-pot-edibles "A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his d Read more ...
eath from a hotel balcony. A husband with no history of violence is accused of shooting his wife in the head, possibly after eating pot-infused candy. The two recent deaths have stoked concerns about Colorado's recreational marijuana industry and the effects of the drug, especially since cookies, candy and other pot edibles can be exponentially more potent than a joint. . . . "
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Christopher Koy Look at the millions of dollars wasted in court costs for this Colorado mass murderer whom the NRA facilitated http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/la-na-nn-james-holmes-appeal-sanity-test-20140423,0,6631595.story
James Holmes to appeal sanity test order in Aurora theater shootings
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Defense attorneys for James E. Holmes , charged in the shooting rampage in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater that left 12 dead and dozens wounded, will appeal a court order requiring him to undergo a second evaluation of his sanity.
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Marty Piepenbrok Colorado is in the news a lot lately. 4TH-GRADERS SELL POT IN NORTHERN COLORADO GREELEY, Colo. – School officials in northern Colorado are asking parents to take care with their newly legal recreational marijuana, after fourth-graders were caugh Read more ...
t dealing the drug on an elementary school campus. John Gates, director of safety for Weld County School District 6, said Wednesday that the students involved, three 10-year-old boys and a 10-year-old girl at Greeley's Monfort Elementary School, faced tough discipline but not suspension or expulsion. He would not elaborate on their punishment. Only one student admitted to trying any of the drug, a small bite of an edible marijuana item, and a subsequent medical exam did not indicate any harmful effect had been caused, Gates said. The marijuana appears to have been legally purchased by adults -- grandparents in two families -- and no charges were expected to be filed, Gates said. He said the parents of the students were concerned and working with the school on discipline. Gates said a student who was not involved alerted school officials that a student sold marijuana to other students on Monday, and that on Tuesday a student tried to trade edible marijuana for some of the student seller's marijuana. "This could not have happened had they secured their marijuana," Gates said of the grandparents, urging adults to take care with the drug. "Nothing good's going to come from having 10-year-olds find it, use it or take it to school." In a letter sent home Tuesday, Monfort Principal Jennifer Sheldon told parents that because it's easier for adults to get marijuana, children potentially have greater access. Denver TV station KDVR posted the letter on its website: "We urge all parents, grandparents and anyone who cares for children to treat marijuana as you would prescription drugs, alcohol or even firearms. This drug is potentially lethal to children, and should always be kept under lock and key, away from young people." Gina Carbone, who helped found the group Smart Colorado to publicize concerns about the impact on children of marijuana legalization, applauded Sheldon's letter. Days after tens of thousands publicly lit up for the annual 4/20 marijuana festival in Denver, Carbone said children and adults were hearing too from marijuana proponents, and not enough about the drug's dangers. "Pot is celebrated and glorified and promoted. Kids are watching adults and this is the way adults are behaving," she said. "Here we have 4th graders trying to make a buck off marijuana." While advocates say marijuana need not be treated as a dangerous drug and that its legal sale will have economic benefits, the experiment has so far been a challenge for Colorado. Denver police say a man ate marijuana-infused candy before shooting and killing his wife last week, an attack that dispatchers heard during a 911 call the woman placed. Her death followed that of a Wyoming college student who ate well over the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumped to his death from a hotel balcony in Denver. State lawmakers are debating how to increase safety regulations, and grappling with how to plan budgets amid concerns marijuana tax collections will be unpredictable.
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Wonkz Blox "Colorado deaths stoke worries about pot edibles" http://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2014/04/18/colorado-deaths-stoke-worries-about-pot-edibles "A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his d Read more ...
eath from a hotel balcony. A husband with no history of violence is accused of shooting his wife in the head, possibly after eating pot-infused candy. The two recent deaths have stoked concerns about Colorado's recreational marijuana industry and the effects of the drug, especially since cookies, candy and other pot edibles can be exponentially more potent than a joint. . . . "
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Courtz Blox "Colorado deaths stoke worries about pot edibles" http://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2014/04/18/colorado-deaths-stoke-worries-about-pot-edibles "A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his d Read more ...
eath from a hotel balcony. A husband with no history of violence is accused of shooting his wife in the head, possibly after eating pot-infused candy. The two recent deaths have stoked concerns about Colorado's recreational marijuana industry and the effects of the drug, especially since cookies, candy and other pot edibles can be exponentially more potent than a joint. . . . "
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Scott Thomas So it OK to use an Attack Ad where the president and a senator were in mourning after the Colorado shooting. http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_25623128/aurora-theater-victims-decry-use-image-afp-ad but, the government wants to create a Federal Law f Read more ...
or using airbrushed pictures in advertising. The attack ad was used by a conservative group and the Federal Law is introduced by a Republican. Shows how skewed and screwed their priorities are. https://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/truth-in-advertising-bill-seth-matlins-airbrushing-eating-disorders-185523412.html
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The conservative group Americans for Prosperity was hammered Wednesday for using in an attack ad a photograph of U.
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Redza Shahwis Another banker bites the dust in China This brings the sad list of senior financial services exectives who have died in the last few months to 13: 1 - William Broeksmit, 58-year-old former senior executive at Deutsche Bank AG, was found dead in his Read more ...
home after an apparent suicide in South Kensington in central London, on January 26th. 2 - Karl Slym, 51 year old Tata Motors managing director Karl Slym, was found dead on the fourth floor of the Shangri-La hotel in Bangkok on January 27th. 3 - Gabriel Magee, a 39-year-old JP Morgan employee, died after falling from the roof of the JP Morgan European headquarters in London on January 27th. 4 - Mike Dueker, 50-year-old chief economist of a US investment bank was found dead close to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington State. 5 - Richard Talley, the 57 year old founder of American Title Services in Centennial, Colorado, was found dead earlier this month after apparently shooting himself with a nail gun. 6 - Tim Dickenson, a U.K.-based communications director at Swiss Re AG, also died last month, however the circumstances surrounding his death are still unknown. 7 - Ryan Henry Crane, a 37 year old executive at JP Morgan died in an alleged suicide just a few weeks ago. No details have been released about his death aside from this small obituary announcement at the Stamford Daily Voice. 8 - Li Junjie, 33-year-old banker in Hong Kong jumped from the JP Morgan HQ in Hong Kong this week. 9 - James Stuart Jr, Former National Bank of Commerce CEO, found dead in Scottsdale, Ariz., the morning of Feb. 19. A family spokesman did not say whatcaused the death 10 - Edmund (Eddie) Reilly, 47, a trader at Midtown’s Vertical Group, commited suicide by jumping in front of LIRR train 11 - Kenneth Bellando, 28, a trader at Levy Capital, formerly investment banking analyst at JPMorgan, jumped to his death from his 6th floor East Side apartment. 12 - Jan Peter Schmittmann, 57, the former CEO of Dutch bank ABN Amro found dead at home near Amsterdam with wife and daughter. 13 - Li Jianhua, 49, the director of China's Banking Regulatory Commission died of a sudden heart attack http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-04-23/banker-death-epidemic-spreads-china
Banker Death 'Epidemic' Spreads To China | Zero Hedge
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Until now, the terrible trail of dead bankers has been only among US and European financial executives. However, as Caixin reports, the increasing pressures on the Chinese banking system appear to have take their first toll. Li Jianhua, director of C Read more ...
hina's Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC), died…
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Reagan Brooke Patterson
Michael Kelly
DENVER - Two Colorado fourth graders were busted for selling marijuana at their elementary school, prompting officials today to urge adults to keep their weed locked away from kids. School officials said a 10-year-old fourth grade boy brought a smal Read more ...
l quantity of leafy marijuana to Monfort Elementary School in Greeley, Colorado, on Monday. "He sold it to three other fourth graders on the school playground, which resulted in a profit to the young man of $11," John Gates, director of safety and security for the Greeley-Evans School District, told ABC News. The next day, Gates said one of the three young buyers brought a marijuana edible to school and gave it to the boy who sold the pot on Monday. That boy took a bite, but did not suffer any ill effects, Gates said. Both boys apparently got the weed from relatives, according to Gates. "Both of these kids took the marijuana without the consent of their grandparents," said Gates. Gates said the four students involved will be suspended for a "significant" number of days, but declined to say exactly how long the punishment would be. Initially police were called, but officials have determined the incident will not he handled as a criminal matter, he said. "We hope to send a good message here without ruining anybody's lives. The message we really want to get out here to the adults is, 'for crying out loud, secure it,'" Gates said. Adults 21 and older have been able to buy recreational marijuana legally in Colorado since Jan. 1. In a letter sent home to parents, Monfort Elementary School Principal Jennifer Sheldon said no student was injured. "We know that many adults have greater access to marijuana since the change in the drug's legal status in Colorado," Sheldon wrote. "We urge all parents, grandparents and anyone who cares for children to treat marijuana as you would prescription drugs, alcohol or even firearms. This drug is potentially lethal to children, and should always be kept under lock and key, away from young people." The side effects of edible marijuana - which can be far more potent than smoking a joint - have been raising new concerns after two recent deaths in Colorado. In one, a 19-year old college student died when he jumped off a hotel balcony after eating a marijuana-laced cookie. In the second, Richard Kirk, 47, was charged with shooting and killing his wife while she called 9-1-1, telling police her husband had consumed pot-infused candy. Colorado's legislature is currently considering new safety regulations for marijuana edibles, including bills requiring stronger warning labels and lowering the amount of THC permitted in food.
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Sharon Newsome Unreal" I pity the fool"
Michael Kelly
DENVER - Two Colorado fourth graders were busted for selling marijuana at their elementary school, prompting officials today to urge adults to keep their weed locked away from kids. School officials said a 10-year-old fourth grade boy brought a smal Read more ...
l quantity of leafy marijuana to Monfort Elementary School in Greeley, Colorado, on Monday. "He sold it to three other fourth graders on the school playground, which resulted in a profit to the young man of $11," John Gates, director of safety and security for the Greeley-Evans School District, told ABC News. The next day, Gates said one of the three young buyers brought a marijuana edible to school and gave it to the boy who sold the pot on Monday. That boy took a bite, but did not suffer any ill effects, Gates said. Both boys apparently got the weed from relatives, according to Gates. "Both of these kids took the marijuana without the consent of their grandparents," said Gates. Gates said the four students involved will be suspended for a "significant" number of days, but declined to say exactly how long the punishment would be. Initially police were called, but officials have determined the incident will not he handled as a criminal matter, he said. "We hope to send a good message here without ruining anybody's lives. The message we really want to get out here to the adults is, 'for crying out loud, secure it,'" Gates said. Adults 21 and older have been able to buy recreational marijuana legally in Colorado since Jan. 1. In a letter sent home to parents, Monfort Elementary School Principal Jennifer Sheldon said no student was injured. "We know that many adults have greater access to marijuana since the change in the drug's legal status in Colorado," Sheldon wrote. "We urge all parents, grandparents and anyone who cares for children to treat marijuana as you would prescription drugs, alcohol or even firearms. This drug is potentially lethal to children, and should always be kept under lock and key, away from young people." The side effects of edible marijuana - which can be far more potent than smoking a joint - have been raising new concerns after two recent deaths in Colorado. In one, a 19-year old college student died when he jumped off a hotel balcony after eating a marijuana-laced cookie. In the second, Richard Kirk, 47, was charged with shooting and killing his wife while she called 9-1-1, telling police her husband had consumed pot-infused candy. Colorado's legislature is currently considering new safety regulations for marijuana edibles, including bills requiring stronger warning labels and lowering the amount of THC permitted in food.
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Declan Carver Apr 23, 2014 4:08pm DENVER – Two Colorado fourth graders were busted for selling marijuana at their elementary school, prompting officials today to urge adults to keep their weed locked away from kids. School officials said a 10-year-old fourth g Read more ...
rade boy brought a small quantity of leafy marijuana to Monfort Elementary School in Greeley, Colorado, on Monday. “He sold it to three other fourth graders on the school playground, which resulted in a profit to the young man of $11,” John Gates, director of safety and security for the Greeley-Evans School District, told ABC News. The next day, Gates said one of the three young buyers brought a marijuana edible to school and gave it to the boy who sold the pot on Monday. That boy took a bite, but did not suffer any ill effects, Gates said. Both boys apparently got the weed from relatives, according to Gates. “Both of these kids took the marijuana without the consent of their grandparents,” said Gates. Gates said the four students involved will be suspended for a “significant” number of days, but declined to say exactly how long the punishment would be. Initially police were called, but officials have determined the incident will not he handled as a criminal matter, he said. “We hope to send a good message here without ruining anybody’s lives. The message we really want to get out here to the adults is, ‘for crying out loud, secure it,’” Gates said. Adults 21 and older have been able to buy recreational marijuana legally in Colorado since Jan. 1. In a letter sent home to parents, Monfort Elementary School Principal Jennifer Sheldon said no student was injured. “We know that many adults have greater access to marijuana since the change in the drug’s legal status in Colorado,” Sheldon wrote. “We urge all parents, grandparents and anyone who cares for children to treat marijuana as you would prescription drugs, alcohol or even firearms. This drug is potentially lethal to children, and should always be kept under lock and key, away from young people.” The side effects of edible marijuana – which can be far more potent than smoking a joint – have been raising new concerns after two recent deaths in Colorado. In one, a 19-year old college student died when he jumped off a hotel balcony after eating a marijuana-laced cookie. In the second, Richard Kirk, 47, was charged with shooting and killing his wife while she called 9-1-1, telling police her husband had consumed pot-infused candy. Colorado’s legislature is currently considering new safety regulations for marijuana edibles, including bills requiring stronger warning labels and lowering the amount of THC permitted in food.
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Julie Simon Too many people are looking for heroes in all the wrong places. Movie stars and rock musicians, athletes, and models aren't heroes; they're celebrities. Heroes abound in public schools, a fact that doesn't make the news. There is no precedent or the Read more ...
level of violence, drugs, broken homes, child abuse, and crime in today's America. Education didn't create these problems but deals with them every day. You want heroes? Consider Dave Sanders, the school teacher shot to death while trying to shield his students from two youths on a shooting rampage at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Sanders gave his life, along with 12 students, and other less heralded heroes survived the Colorado blood bath. You want heroes? Jane Smith, a Fayetteville, NC teacher, was moved by the plight of one of her students, a boy dying for want of a kidney transplant. So this woman told the family of a 14 year old boy that she would give him one of her kidneys. And she did. When they subsequently appeared together hugging on the Today Show, even Katie Couric was near tears. You want heroes? Doris Dillon dreamed all her life of being a teacher. She not only made it, she was one of those wondrous teachers who could bring the best out of every single child. One of her fellow teachers in San Jose, California said, "She could teach a rock to read." Suddenly she was stricken with Lou Gehrig's Disease which is always fatal, usually within five years. She asked to stay on job ... and did. When her voice was affected she communicated by computer. Did she go home? Absolutely not! She is running two elementary school libraries! When the disease was diagnosed, she wrote the staff and all the families that she had one last lesson to teach ... that dying is part of living. Her colleagues named her Teacher of the Year. You want heroes? Bob House, a teacher in Gay, Georgia, tried out for Who Wants to be a millionaire. After he won the million dollars, a network film crew wanted to follow up to see how it had impacted his life. New cars? Big new house? Instead, they found both Bob House and his wife still teaching. They explained that it was what they had always wanted to do with their lives and that would not change. The community was both stunned and gratified. You want heroes? Last year the average school teacher spent $468 of their own money for student necessities. Workbooks, pencils ... supplies kids had to have but could not afford. That's a lot of money from the pockets of the most poorly paid teachers in the industrial world. Public education? Schools don't teach values? The critics are dead wrong. The public school system provides more Sunday School teachers than any other profession. The average teacher works more hours in nine months than the average 40-hour employee does in a year. You want heroes? For millions of kids, the hug they get from a teacher is the only hug they will get that day because the nation is living through the worst parenting in history. An Argyle, Texas kindergarten teacher hugs her little 5 and 6 year-olds so much that both the boys and the girls run up and hug her when they see her in the hall, at the football games, or in the malls years later. A Michigan principal moved me to tears with the story of her attempt to rescue a badly abused little boy who doted on a stuffed animal on her desk, one that said "I love you!" He said he'd never been told that at home. This is a constant in today's society. There are two million unwanted, unloved, abused children in the public schools, the only institution that takes them all in. You want heroes? Visit any special education class and watch the miracle of personal interaction, a job so difficult that fellow teachers are awed by the dedication they witness. There is a sentence from an unnamed source which says: "We have been so eager to give our children what we didn't have that we have neglected to give them what we did." What is it that our kids really need? What do they really want? Math, science, history and social studies are important, but children need love, confidence, encouragement, someone to talk to, someone to listen, standards to live by. Teachers provide upright examples, the faith and assurance of responsible people. You want heroes? Then go down to your local school and see our real live heroes. The ones changing lives for the better each and every day!
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George Alan Cawood afety concerns about legal marijuana edibles By Kelly David Burke | FoxNews.com Published April 23, 2014 Two recent deaths and increased emergency room visits in Colorado have highlighted concerns about the safety of legal marijuana edibles. Dr. Read more ...
George Sam Wang of Children's Hospital Colorado says part of the problem is that the effects of edible marijuana begin more slowly than smokeable pot, though they tend to last longer. "One of the dangers that we've been seeing with adult recreational retail use is they'll take the recommended dose, wait, feel no effects and then continue to stack doses. Then before they know it they have a pretty large amount in their system and then they get potentially pretty severe effects," he said. Investigators say that appears to be what happened to Levy Thamba, a college student from the Republic of Congo who had never tried marijuana before. Friends say he ate the recommended dose of one-sixth of a marijuana-infused cookie on March 11. When he felt no effects he ate the entire cookie: six times the recommended dose. He later became irrational and jumped off a hotel balcony to his death. In an autopsy report, the Denver medical examiner concluded that Thamba's death was an accident and listed "marijuana intoxication" as a contributing factor. "The edibles industry is huge," points out Colorado state representative Jonathan Singer. "About 40 percent of the marijuana industry is in edibles." "Edibles are a huge part of our business," agrees Jamie Perino, owner of Euflora, situated on Denver's 16th Street Mall and a popular tourist destination. "Because there's no place for visitors to come and enjoy smoking recreational marijuana - it's illegal to smoke pot in public or in hotels - edibles are probably at least 50, if not on some days 70, percent our sales." Edibles range from marijuana-infused mints, to candies, baked goods and beverages. Their popularity seems to have taken everyone - lawmakers, health officials and the industry itself, by surprise. State law requires the products be sold in child-proof packaging and labels show the amount of the psychoactive ingredient THC they contain. "Child resistant packaging has been proven to work," Dr. Wang says. "But if you take them out of the child resistant packaging...obviously a child isn't going to know the difference between a marijuana containing product and a non-marijuana containing product, and they often don't taste any different." Wang says that in 2009, 2010 and 2011 combined, Childrens Hospital had 14 children come to their ER for marijuana intoxication. Last year alone, that number rose to eight cases and they have had eight more cases in just the first few months of this year. Six of those required admission to critical care. Most of the kids are toddlers, and symptoms vary depending on the size of the child and the amount of marijuana in their system. "Symptoms range from sleepiness to where we've had kids actually getting breathing tubes to help them breathe and put on a ventilator." Singer is co-sponsor of a bill that would require pot edibles to be instantly recognizable, even when out of the packaging. "Whether it's a stamp or a symbol or a shape or a universal color, there should be something that's easily recognizable to both parents and kids so everyone knows what they're putting in their mouth." Perino and many others in the industry think that is going too far. "I mean it really is a strong industry and has many strong points and to have it over regulated, and have things shut down before it's even started, would be a sad thing to see," he said. Perino believes parents need to be responsible for keeping these products away from their kids. She also believes much of the concern is overblown due to recent media attention on cases like that of Kristine Kirk, who was shot and killed by her husband Richard on April 14. At the time of the shooting, Kristine Kirk was on the phone with a 911 operator she had called to report her husband was "totally hallucinating." Police say Richard Kirk had purchased marijuana-infused candy earlier in the day, al he was also taking prescription medication. Kirk faces a first-degree murder charge and the case is still under investigation. "It's really unfortunate two people have lost their lives," Perino says. "But I think that people have been waiting for something to happen so they can say, 'Oh look how bad marijuana is.' But let's look at the alcohol related deaths since January 1 in Colorado (when recreational marijuana became legal). How does that stack up?" Perino says she and her employees take very seriously the task of educating customers about the effects of marijuana, especially the edible kind. "We recommend ten milligrams to start, especially if they've never done them before. We tell them to wait at least 45 minutes if not an hour to see how it's going to affect them before they ingest any more." Singer, one of only two state legislators to publicly endorse legalizing marijuana, says education is critical but more needs to be done. "When you have edibles that are shaped like gummy bears or lollypops or lemon drops we need to make sure there is something clear on there that clearly identifies it as not for child consumption," he said. He maintains his bill, which passed the Colorado House unanimously and is now in the hands of the Senate, is also good for the industry. If the bill becomes law, the state's Marijuana Enforcement Division of the Department of Revenue will be tasked with deciding exactly how marijuana edibles will be required to look to make them instantly distinguishable from the products they mimic.
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Rarig Ross Ellery wrote a report for Cal Poly about how schools might implement a new law if passed allowing school teachers to carry on campus with board approval. I'm happy to see this particular state 'sticking to their guns' and moving forward with similar Read more ...
public protection views. The Safe Carry Protection Act will provide more civilian protection by extending gun rights to those willing to carry more responsibility. This new measure will ensure citizen safety by defense from deadly shooters. Opening a new door for civilian defense will hopefully prevent or lessen tragedies like the Columbine High School Shooting of 99' and the more recent Aurora Theater Shooting that took place in Colorado, and many other more common deadly scenarios where innocent people fell victim being unarmed and unable to protect themselves.
Up in Arms: Georgia Governor To Sign Controversial Gun Bill Wednesday - NBC News
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ATLANTA – Its official name is the “Safe Carry Protection Act.”But critics are calling it the “Guns Everywhere Bill.”At noon Wednesday, Georgia Gov. Nathan D...
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Steve Mascia Just great watching the nightly news now you can own a gun in your car your home your church your store now add guns to all the pot heads out there now u have total anarchy out there. Americas going to pay for this and the NRA. we finally had a way t Read more ...
o stop school shootings stop the gun sales put bigger restrictions on them and close down the NRA Nuts Rifle Association been through this before small weapons expert S, P.SF US MC Recon I've seen with automatic weapons can do to human body handguns are different we do need to protect our families but not on the street in our homes you're going to have everybody holding a gun shooting everybody because they look at you sideways. Look at some of the bars they have an argument they shoot each other what used to be in the 60's meet you outside fist fight is now meet you outside I'll shoot you enough is enough Americas going to pay for this you're going to see that a very increase in school shootings shopping centre shootings Street shootings why can't you just give it up and turn to God he is the author and finisher of our faith. Listen the state of Vermont has been now the number 1 state on heroin they declared a state of emergency and now you're going to put guns in their hands they're selling pot in Colorado like the national pastime an now there going to put guns in their hands I've seen what pot can do to people with guns in their hands in Vietnam and its not a pretty picture why do you continue to to define the living God. God hates gun violence and you just keep bring it on so don't complain when the next shooting is in your state or your school all your shopping mall because this law was brought on bye the people who love guns. Don't give me that amendment crap either right to bear arms we broke in the Constitution so many times why should we believe this one America is heading down a very dangerous Deadly Road a point which may be no return even so Lord Jesus quickly come take your people out of this mess I pray that these things that I've seen about the malls an the shootings that God won't turn a deaf ear to my prayers I pray for the Heavenly Father to watch over each state in America each country in the world to keep people from harm until they wake up and realize they need Jesus please Lord don't allow these things to happen in Jesus name amen but your will be done not mine sorry to be so bold I just don't want to see any more children get killed census Lee by GUNS amen me. PS. America please pray for our nation and Israel and the world.
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Residents Start Recall Effort
Filer, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Filer residents are calling for a movement to recall the mayor and all four City Council members.This, after Filer Police Officer Hassani shot and killed a dog on the job on February 8th.
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Jerry Linkhart "The conservative group Americans for Prosperity was hammered Wednesday for using in an attack ad a photograph of U.S. Sen. Mark Udall and President Obama after the two consoled Aurora theater shooting victims. The heavily edited image, which was us Read more ...
ed in a TV ad, was shot by a professional journalist two days after the shooting on July 22, 2012. Udall and Obama look grim in the shot, which is understandable considering they and other officials had visited the injured and families of the dead and were then holding a press conference at the University of Colorado Hospital. In the AFP television ad, plastered across the photo was the statement : "Mark Udall voted for Obamacare." Gov. John Hickenlooper, present in the original picture, was cropped out. Twelve people were killed and 58 wounded in the theater shooting." rpost.com/news/ci_25623128/aurora-theater-victims-decry-use-image-afp-ad#ixzz2zkpUoQJ7 Read The Denver Post's Terms of Use of its content: http://www.denverpost.com/termsofuse Follow us: @Denverpost on Twitter | Denverpost on Facebook
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David Fenner This is a great idea! Since the killer cops are protected, throw out the Mayors and city councils!
Residents Start Recall Effort
Filer, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Filer residents are calling for a movement to recall the mayor and all four City Council members.This, after Filer Police Officer Hassani shot and killed a dog on the job on February 8th.
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Mike Sunderland It's not harmful!
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t of our schools and start bringing Him back. Turn back to God, bring prayer back in every school across the nation! Let's see what God will do! #SHAREifYouDare #Prayer #ManUp — with Chungie Waugh and 6 others.
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QkTip A helpful reminder for all political TV ad-makers: Don’t use an image of tragedies when making an unrelated point.Democrats have seized on a TV ad that the Koch Brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity is airing in Colorado hitting Sen. Mark Udall Read more ...
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Candice Alström I have been saying it on twitter how much Colorado republicans suck ass with the worst and sleaziest anti-Obamacare political ads. They are horrible and stupid lies. Now they've crossed a line with the Theater Shooting victims. http://www.thedenver Read more ...
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Police Need to stop murdering our pets PUPPYCIDE POST #8 OF 8 ON 4-23-2014 BY CYNTHIA DAVIS MERRIAM (12) February 2014 Filer, Idaho PUPPYCIDE case results in citizens taking steps to recall the mayor and entire city council. The Filer, Idaho PUPPYCIDE case of HOOCH involved the shooting Read more ...
officer IGNORING COMMON SENSE, NON-LETHAL METHODS available to him in favor of LETHAL FORCE. Hooch, a service dog, was shot during her 9-year old boy human's birthday party, and her shooting has resulted in citizens initiating recall elections for the mayor and all city council members. Citizens were ACTUALLY PREVENTED FROM SPEAKING ABOUT HOOCH'S SHOOTING shooting during the first city council meeting following the shooting. Here are links to articles documenting Filer, Idaho events: April 1, 2014: Filer, Idaho Residents Calling for Recall of Mayor and All Four City Council Members http://www.kmvt.com/news/latest/Residents-Start-Recall-Effort-253466941.html March 30, 2014: Residents prepare to recall Mayor and City Council Members http://magicvalley.com/news/local/residents-prepare-to-recall-filer-mayor-city-council/article_30795066-b7c1-11e3-affe-001a4bcf887a.html March 19, 2014: Filer, Idaho Will Keep Dog Shooting Deputy, For Now: http://magicvalley.com/news/local/filer-will-keep-dog-shooting-cop-for-now/article_489f9e38-aef8-11e3-8f4b-001a4bcf887a.html March 11, 2014: Shooting of Hooch Justified http://www.idahopress.com/news/report-filer-police-officer-justified-in-shooting-dog/article_1e1eec40-a949-11e3-971b-0019bb2963f4.html February 18, 2014: Filer, Idaho Mayor does not allow any dog shooting comments at City Council meeting: http://magicvalley.com/news/local/no-dog-shooting-comments-allowed-at-filer-council-meeting-with/article_5e989a44-928a-11e3-b2a5-0019bb2963f4.html February 12, 2014: Angry Filer, Idaho citizens rally after Filer police officer shoots family dog http://www.ktvb.com/news/dog-shot-filer-rally-protest-245309191.html February 8, 2014: Filer, Idaho Dog Named Hooch Shot by Police Officer http://www.kmvt.com/news/latest/Filer-Police-Officer-Shoots-Local-Mans-Dog-244823291.html Hooch’s Facebook Pages: https://www.facebook.com/badcopfiler and https://www.facebook.com/groups/1386991394859109/ (13) Links to three law enforcement organizations and their press releases / videos regarding PUPPYCIDE in their respective jurisdictions, Idaho, Colorado and California. (13a) Idaho: Video interview regarding Officer Involved Dog Shootings Video http://www.ktvb.com/on-tv/viewpoint/March-16----Officer-involved-dog-shootings-250677721.html from Filer, Idaho FB page https://www.facebook.com/badcopfiler, FB page: https://www.facebook.com/badcopfiler Dash Cam VIDEO (WARNING: GRAPHIC): http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/idaho-kills-dog-yards-birthday-party-article-1.1609642 (13b) Colorado: Document posted by the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police on October 8, 2013, fourteen (14) month prior to the deadline for compliance with the Colorado Dog Protection Act (the “DPA”) and nine (9) months prior to deadline for completion of the DPA training video: (http://www.coloradofop.org/index.cfm?zone=%2Funionactive%2Fview_article.cfm&homeID=276662). FB page: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForChloeRIP Youtube video (WARNING: GRAPHIC) of Colorado dog, Chloe, shot multiple times while on the catch pole of animal control officer. http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=commerce+city+dog+chloe&sm=3 Press releases / posts of the CO FOP issued prior to passage of Colorado’s DPA accused the Colorado citizenry its members serve of having a LYNCH MOB MENTALITY (http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2013/01/dog_shooting_commerce_city_lynch_mob.php) and “UNTRAINED EYE OR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF FACTUAL DETAILS” (http://www.coloradofop.org/index.cfm?zone=%2Funionactive%2Fview_article.cfm&HomeID=268778#.UPRZFRHoqsQ.facebook). (13c) California: WATCH THE VIDEO OF HAWTHORNE, CALIFORNIA POLICE CHIEF'S MESSAGE TO THE PUBLIC IN THIS LINK -- you'll need to scroll down until you see the video http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/07/04/cops-who-shot-and-killed-mans-dog-in-front-of-him-are-pulled-from-street-duty-but-its-not-what-you-think/ FB page: Justice for Max: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-for-Max-the-Rottweiler-Murdered-by-Hawthorne-Police/139654549566394?ref=ts&fref=ts WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO youtube video of the last minutes of Max’s life - had 4.5 MILLION hits in just 7 days: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDBZr4ie2AE
Residents Start Recall Effort
Filer, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Filer residents are calling for a movement to recall the mayor and all four City Council members.This, after Filer Police Officer Hassani shot and killed a dog on the job on February 8th.
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Justice for animals PUPPYCIDE POST #8 OF 8 ON 4-23-2014 BY CYNTHIA DAVIS MERRIAM (12) February 2014 Filer, Idaho PUPPYCIDE case results in citizens taking steps to recall the mayor and entire city council. The Filer, Idaho PUPPYCIDE case of HOOCH involved the shooting Read more ...
officer IGNORING COMMON SENSE, NON-LETHAL METHODS available to him in favor of LETHAL FORCE. Hooch, a service dog, was shot during her 9-year old boy human's birthday party, and her shooting has resulted in citizens initiating recall elections for the mayor and all city council members. Citizens were ACTUALLY PREVENTED FROM SPEAKING ABOUT HOOCH'S SHOOTING shooting during the first city council meeting following the shooting. Here are links to articles documenting Filer, Idaho events: April 1, 2014: Filer, Idaho Residents Calling for Recall of Mayor and All Four City Council Members http://www.kmvt.com/news/latest/Residents-Start-Recall-Effort-253466941.html March 30, 2014: Residents prepare to recall Mayor and City Council Members http://magicvalley.com/news/local/residents-prepare-to-recall-filer-mayor-city-council/article_30795066-b7c1-11e3-affe-001a4bcf887a.html March 19, 2014: Filer, Idaho Will Keep Dog Shooting Deputy, For Now: http://magicvalley.com/news/local/filer-will-keep-dog-shooting-cop-for-now/article_489f9e38-aef8-11e3-8f4b-001a4bcf887a.html March 11, 2014: Shooting of Hooch Justified http://www.idahopress.com/news/report-filer-police-officer-justified-in-shooting-dog/article_1e1eec40-a949-11e3-971b-0019bb2963f4.html February 18, 2014: Filer, Idaho Mayor does not allow any dog shooting comments at City Council meeting: http://magicvalley.com/news/local/no-dog-shooting-comments-allowed-at-filer-council-meeting-with/article_5e989a44-928a-11e3-b2a5-0019bb2963f4.html February 12, 2014: Angry Filer, Idaho citizens rally after Filer police officer shoots family dog http://www.ktvb.com/news/dog-shot-filer-rally-protest-245309191.html February 8, 2014: Filer, Idaho Dog Named Hooch Shot by Police Officer http://www.kmvt.com/news/latest/Filer-Police-Officer-Shoots-Local-Mans-Dog-244823291.html Hooch’s Facebook Pages: https://www.facebook.com/badcopfiler and https://www.facebook.com/groups/1386991394859109/ (13) Links to three law enforcement organizations and their press releases / videos regarding PUPPYCIDE in their respective jurisdictions, Idaho, Colorado and California. (13a) Idaho: Video interview regarding Officer Involved Dog Shootings Video http://www.ktvb.com/on-tv/viewpoint/March-16----Officer-involved-dog-shootings-250677721.html from Filer, Idaho FB page https://www.facebook.com/badcopfiler, FB page: https://www.facebook.com/badcopfiler Dash Cam VIDEO (WARNING: GRAPHIC): http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/idaho-kills-dog-yards-birthday-party-article-1.1609642 (13b) Colorado: Document posted by the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police on October 8, 2013, fourteen (14) month prior to the deadline for compliance with the Colorado Dog Protection Act (the “DPA”) and nine (9) months prior to deadline for completion of the DPA training video: (http://www.coloradofop.org/index.cfm?zone=%2Funionactive%2Fview_article.cfm&homeID=276662). FB page: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForChloeRIP Youtube video (WARNING: GRAPHIC) of Colorado dog, Chloe, shot multiple times while on the catch pole of animal control officer. http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=commerce+city+dog+chloe&sm=3 Press releases / posts of the CO FOP issued prior to passage of Colorado’s DPA accused the Colorado citizenry its members serve of having a LYNCH MOB MENTALITY (http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2013/01/dog_shooting_commerce_city_lynch_mob.php) and “UNTRAINED EYE OR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF FACTUAL DETAILS” (http://www.coloradofop.org/index.cfm?zone=%2Funionactive%2Fview_article.cfm&HomeID=268778#.UPRZFRHoqsQ.facebook). (13c) California: WATCH THE VIDEO OF HAWTHORNE, CALIFORNIA POLICE CHIEF'S MESSAGE TO THE PUBLIC IN THIS LINK -- you'll need to scroll down until you see the video http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/07/04/cops-who-shot-and-killed-mans-dog-in-front-of-him-are-pulled-from-street-duty-but-its-not-what-you-think/ FB page: Justice for Max: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-for-Max-the-Rottweiler-Murdered-by-Hawthorne-Police/139654549566394?ref=ts&fref=ts WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO youtube video of the last minutes of Max’s life - had 4.5 MILLION hits in just 7 days: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDBZr4ie2AE
Residents Start Recall Effort
Filer, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Filer residents are calling for a movement to recall the mayor and all four City Council members.This, after Filer Police Officer Hassani shot and killed a dog on the job on February 8th.
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Dogs murdered by Police/AnimalControl world wide reporting. PUPPYCIDE POST #8 OF 8 ON 4-23-2014 BY CYNTHIA DAVIS MERRIAM (12) February 2014 Filer, Idaho PUPPYCIDE case results in citizens taking steps to recall the mayor and entire city council. The Filer, Idaho PUPPYCIDE case of HOOCH involved the shooting Read more ...
officer IGNORING COMMON SENSE, NON-LETHAL METHODS available to him in favor of LETHAL FORCE. Hooch, a service dog, was shot during her 9-year old boy human's birthday party, and her shooting has resulted in citizens initiating recall elections for the mayor and all city council members. Citizens were ACTUALLY PREVENTED FROM SPEAKING ABOUT HOOCH'S SHOOTING shooting during the first city council meeting following the shooting. Here are links to articles documenting Filer, Idaho events: April 1, 2014: Filer, Idaho Residents Calling for Recall of Mayor and All Four City Council Members http://www.kmvt.com/news/latest/Residents-Start-Recall-Effort-253466941.html March 30, 2014: Residents prepare to recall Mayor and City Council Members http://magicvalley.com/news/local/residents-prepare-to-recall-filer-mayor-city-council/article_30795066-b7c1-11e3-affe-001a4bcf887a.html March 19, 2014: Filer, Idaho Will Keep Dog Shooting Deputy, For Now: http://magicvalley.com/news/local/filer-will-keep-dog-shooting-cop-for-now/article_489f9e38-aef8-11e3-8f4b-001a4bcf887a.html March 11, 2014: Shooting of Hooch Justified http://www.idahopress.com/news/report-filer-police-officer-justified-in-shooting-dog/article_1e1eec40-a949-11e3-971b-0019bb2963f4.html February 18, 2014: Filer, Idaho Mayor does not allow any dog shooting comments at City Council meeting: http://magicvalley.com/news/local/no-dog-shooting-comments-allowed-at-filer-council-meeting-with/article_5e989a44-928a-11e3-b2a5-0019bb2963f4.html February 12, 2014: Angry Filer, Idaho citizens rally after Filer police officer shoots family dog http://www.ktvb.com/news/dog-shot-filer-rally-protest-245309191.html February 8, 2014: Filer, Idaho Dog Named Hooch Shot by Police Officer http://www.kmvt.com/news/latest/Filer-Police-Officer-Shoots-Local-Mans-Dog-244823291.html Hooch’s Facebook Pages: https://www.facebook.com/badcopfiler and https://www.facebook.com/groups/1386991394859109/ (13) Links to three law enforcement organizations and their press releases / videos regarding PUPPYCIDE in their respective jurisdictions, Idaho, Colorado and California. (13a) Idaho: Video interview regarding Officer Involved Dog Shootings Video http://www.ktvb.com/on-tv/viewpoint/March-16----Officer-involved-dog-shootings-250677721.html from Filer, Idaho FB page https://www.facebook.com/badcopfiler, FB page: https://www.facebook.com/badcopfiler Dash Cam VIDEO (WARNING: GRAPHIC): http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/idaho-kills-dog-yards-birthday-party-article-1.1609642 (13b) Colorado: Document posted by the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police on October 8, 2013, fourteen (14) month prior to the deadline for compliance with the Colorado Dog Protection Act (the “DPA”) and nine (9) months prior to deadline for completion of the DPA training video: (http://www.coloradofop.org/index.cfm?zone=%2Funionactive%2Fview_article.cfm&homeID=276662). FB page: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForChloeRIP Youtube video (WARNING: GRAPHIC) of Colorado dog, Chloe, shot multiple times while on the catch pole of animal control officer. http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=commerce+city+dog+chloe&sm=3 Press releases / posts of the CO FOP issued prior to passage of Colorado’s DPA accused the Colorado citizenry its members serve of having a LYNCH MOB MENTALITY (http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2013/01/dog_shooting_commerce_city_lynch_mob.php) and “UNTRAINED EYE OR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF FACTUAL DETAILS” (http://www.coloradofop.org/index.cfm?zone=%2Funionactive%2Fview_article.cfm&HomeID=268778#.UPRZFRHoqsQ.facebook). (13c) California: WATCH THE VIDEO OF HAWTHORNE, CALIFORNIA POLICE CHIEF'S MESSAGE TO THE PUBLIC IN THIS LINK -- you'll need to scroll down until you see the video http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/07/04/cops-who-shot-and-killed-mans-dog-in-front-of-him-are-pulled-from-street-duty-but-its-not-what-you-think/ FB page: Justice for Max: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-for-Max-the-Rottweiler-Murdered-by-Hawthorne-Police/139654549566394?ref=ts&fref=ts WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO youtube video of the last minutes of Max’s life - had 4.5 MILLION hits in just 7 days: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDBZr4ie2AE
Residents Start Recall Effort
Filer, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Filer residents are calling for a movement to recall the mayor and all four City Council members.This, after Filer Police Officer Hassani shot and killed a dog on the job on February 8th.
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Justice for animals PUPPYCIDE POST #7 OF 8 ON 4-23-2014 BY CYNTHIA DAVIS MERRIAM (11) PUPPYCIDE Legislation in Some States (11a) COLORADO: During 2013, in the aftermath of over 40 bad Colorado Cop on Dog shootings in the last five (5) years, Colorado’s General Ass Read more ...
embly UNANIMOUSLY voted in favor of Colorado’s DPA which was signed into law may 13, 2013 by Governor Hickenlooper (http://coloradostatesman.com/content/994173-two-bill-signings-mark-dog-day-legislature). The DPA mandates state-wide training (ZERO budget impact) for law enforcement in non-lethal methods of handling dog encounters and imposes a duty upon officers, on NON-VIOLENT calls, to give dog owners / animal control officers the opportunity to secure /save the dog. Here is the link to the DPA final text (http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2013a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/F6A67EF8FEE8F10787257AFD005A97C8?open&file=226_enr.pdf ) and the link to AUDIO OF 4-3-13 COLORADO SENATE DOG PROTECTION ACT COMMITTEE HEARING http://coloradoga.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=47&clip_id=3550&meta_id=57748 Please, listen to testimony of Colorado lawmakers, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson (http://www.co.arapahoe.co.us/index.aspx?nid=889), a CALEA commissioner (http://www.calea.org/commissioners/current/board-list) and owners of Colorado dogs wrongfully shot by law enforcement and dedicated Colorado citizens. Sheriff Grayson states on the April 3, 2013 DPA audio, that Colorado’s DPA is very important and that he planned to take the PUPPYCIDE issue to his fellow CALEA commissioners. Sheriff Robinson again displayed notable professionalism as he handled Colorado’s tragic December 2013 high school shooting incident (http://www.9news.com/news/article/371051/339/Door-Arapahoe-shooter-entered-was-to-be-locked) at a suburban Denver high school. (11b). MARYLAND: Maryland requires that police report to the governor's office every time they kill a dog during a drug raid. This legislation was enacted after Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo’s two dogs were shot by police during a drug raid on his home. "My government blew through my doors and killed my dogs," Calvo said. "They thought we were drug dealers, and we were treated as such. I don't think they really ever considered that we weren't” http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/30/AR2008073003299.html. From this article by Radley Balko ( http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2009/07/19/dogs-in-a-deadly-crossfire.html) and Gazette.net, Maryland’s Community News Online: http://www.gazette.net/article/20120726/NEWS/707269908/1077/years-after-mayor-s-dogs-were-shot-by-police-training-on-confronting&template=gazette “Calvo proposed the legislation because police officers conducted a particularly violent raid last summer on his home in Prince George's County after intercepting a package of marijuana at a delivery-service warehouse. The cops then completed the delivery themselves to the address on the package. As it turns out, the house belonged to Calvo, who had no connection to the drugs. The package was part of a botched distribution scheme in which an accomplice working for the delivery service was supposed to have intercepted it before it was delivered. “You’re kicking down doors, barging in with guns, and when animals do what animals do, they become collateral damage.” (11c). Illinois Governor signs similar law August 2013 http://www.chicagonow.com/steve-dales-pet-world/2013/08/gov-quinn-supports-dogs-illinois-is-most-humane-state-in-america/ . TEXT OF IL HB 3388 amended to include: “as well as training on canine behavior and nonlethal ways to subdue a canine” http://openstates.org/il/bills/98th/HB3388/documents/ILD00133198/ Illinois police training act: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=731&ChapterID=11 (11d) Tennessee "General Patton Act" followed the Smoak’s dog shooting case http://www.policemag.com/channel/careers-training/news/2003/01/29/shooting-prompts-agency-to-teach-animal-handling.aspx It includes an animal behavior component in peace officer certification training so officers can ascertain threat, control the situation and neutralize the threat with the least amount of force or harm to the animal http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/103/Bill/SB0374.pdf . (11e) Texas draft legislation for mandatory 8 hour class every 3 years on-lethal methods to use when they encounter a strange dog in the field https://www.facebook.com/notes/justice-for-lacy-kirra/aadavis-sbanoa1358/460022190735887 . Fort Worth Border Collie, Lily https://www.facebook.com/pages/Remembering-Lily-A-Reason-for-Change/304212019673773 (11f) Georgia “in the works” legislation: http://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/en-US/Display/20132014/HB/803 and Atlanta, GA work towards ending PUPPYCIDE: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/bill-aims-reduce-number-dogs-shot-officers/ndCGR/ http://capwiz.com/bestfriends/issues/alert/?alertid=63068431 (11g) NEVADA “in the works” legislation: Nevada Voters for Animals: https://www.facebook.com/NevadaVoters4Animals?ref=br_tf and http://www.jrn.com/ktnv/news/contact-13/contact-13-investigates/Viewers-sound-off-on-police-killing-pets-233683851.html (11h) CALIFORNIA “in the works” California Organizations: https://www.facebook.com/ExpandAnimalRightsNow and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dog-Encounter-Task-Force-at-San-Diego-AWOL/164922727029631 (11i) IDAHO “in the works: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/03/02/3057358/working-to-curb-dog-shootings.html http://magicvalley.com/news/local/dog-shootings-by-police-prompt-mandatory-training-in-other-states/article_7fffa720-a3ee-11e3-8f11-001a4bcf887a.html http://magicvalley.com/news/local/animal-control-training-not-built-in-for-some-law-enforcement/article_badc522e-a422-11e3-85db-001a4bcf887a.html
Two bill signings mark dog day at the Legislature | Colorado Statesman
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accompanied by his own dog, Skye, at the state-of-the-art Denver Animal Shelter ?
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Dogs murdered by Police/AnimalControl world wide reporting. PUPPYCIDE POST #7 OF 8 ON 4-23-2014 BY CYNTHIA DAVIS MERRIAM (11) PUPPYCIDE Legislation in Some States (11a) COLORADO: During 2013, in the aftermath of over 40 bad Colorado Cop on Dog shootings in the last five (5) years, Colorado’s General Ass Read more ...
embly UNANIMOUSLY voted in favor of Colorado’s DPA which was signed into law may 13, 2013 by Governor Hickenlooper (http://coloradostatesman.com/content/994173-two-bill-signings-mark-dog-day-legislature). The DPA mandates state-wide training (ZERO budget impact) for law enforcement in non-lethal methods of handling dog encounters and imposes a duty upon officers, on NON-VIOLENT calls, to give dog owners / animal control officers the opportunity to secure /save the dog. Here is the link to the DPA final text (http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2013a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/F6A67EF8FEE8F10787257AFD005A97C8?open&file=226_enr.pdf ) and the link to AUDIO OF 4-3-13 COLORADO SENATE DOG PROTECTION ACT COMMITTEE HEARING http://coloradoga.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=47&clip_id=3550&meta_id=57748 Please, listen to testimony of Colorado lawmakers, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson (http://www.co.arapahoe.co.us/index.aspx?nid=889), a CALEA commissioner (http://www.calea.org/commissioners/current/board-list) and owners of Colorado dogs wrongfully shot by law enforcement and dedicated Colorado citizens. Sheriff Grayson states on the April 3, 2013 DPA audio, that Colorado’s DPA is very important and that he planned to take the PUPPYCIDE issue to his fellow CALEA commissioners. Sheriff Robinson again displayed notable professionalism as he handled Colorado’s tragic December 2013 high school shooting incident (http://www.9news.com/news/article/371051/339/Door-Arapahoe-shooter-entered-was-to-be-locked) at a suburban Denver high school. (11b). MARYLAND: Maryland requires that police report to the governor's office every time they kill a dog during a drug raid. This legislation was enacted after Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo’s two dogs were shot by police during a drug raid on his home. "My government blew through my doors and killed my dogs," Calvo said. "They thought we were drug dealers, and we were treated as such. I don't think they really ever considered that we weren't” http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/30/AR2008073003299.html. From this article by Radley Balko ( http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2009/07/19/dogs-in-a-deadly-crossfire.html) and Gazette.net, Maryland’s Community News Online: http://www.gazette.net/article/20120726/NEWS/707269908/1077/years-after-mayor-s-dogs-were-shot-by-police-training-on-confronting&template=gazette “Calvo proposed the legislation because police officers conducted a particularly violent raid last summer on his home in Prince George's County after intercepting a package of marijuana at a delivery-service warehouse. The cops then completed the delivery themselves to the address on the package. As it turns out, the house belonged to Calvo, who had no connection to the drugs. The package was part of a botched distribution scheme in which an accomplice working for the delivery service was supposed to have intercepted it before it was delivered. “You’re kicking down doors, barging in with guns, and when animals do what animals do, they become collateral damage.” (11c). Illinois Governor signs similar law August 2013 http://www.chicagonow.com/steve-dales-pet-world/2013/08/gov-quinn-supports-dogs-illinois-is-most-humane-state-in-america/ . TEXT OF IL HB 3388 amended to include: “as well as training on canine behavior and nonlethal ways to subdue a canine” http://openstates.org/il/bills/98th/HB3388/documents/ILD00133198/ Illinois police training act: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=731&ChapterID=11 (11d) Tennessee "General Patton Act" followed the Smoak’s dog shooting case http://www.policemag.com/channel/careers-training/news/2003/01/29/shooting-prompts-agency-to-teach-animal-handling.aspx It includes an animal behavior component in peace officer certification training so officers can ascertain threat, control the situation and neutralize the threat with the least amount of force or harm to the animal http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/103/Bill/SB0374.pdf . (11e) Texas draft legislation for mandatory 8 hour class every 3 years on-lethal methods to use when they encounter a strange dog in the field https://www.facebook.com/notes/justice-for-lacy-kirra/aadavis-sbanoa1358/460022190735887 . Fort Worth Border Collie, Lily https://www.facebook.com/pages/Remembering-Lily-A-Reason-for-Change/304212019673773 (11f) Georgia “in the works” legislation: http://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/en-US/Display/20132014/HB/803 and Atlanta, GA work towards ending PUPPYCIDE: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/bill-aims-reduce-number-dogs-shot-officers/ndCGR/ http://capwiz.com/bestfriends/issues/alert/?alertid=63068431 (11g) NEVADA “in the works” legislation: Nevada Voters for Animals: https://www.facebook.com/NevadaVoters4Animals?ref=br_tf and http://www.jrn.com/ktnv/news/contact-13/contact-13-investigates/Viewers-sound-off-on-police-killing-pets-233683851.html (11h) CALIFORNIA “in the works” California Organizations: https://www.facebook.com/ExpandAnimalRightsNow and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dog-Encounter-Task-Force-at-San-Diego-AWOL/164922727029631 (11i) IDAHO “in the works: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/03/02/3057358/working-to-curb-dog-shootings.html http://magicvalley.com/news/local/dog-shootings-by-police-prompt-mandatory-training-in-other-states/article_7fffa720-a3ee-11e3-8f11-001a4bcf887a.html http://magicvalley.com/news/local/animal-control-training-not-built-in-for-some-law-enforcement/article_badc522e-a422-11e3-85db-001a4bcf887a.html
Two bill signings mark dog day at the Legislature | Colorado Statesman
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accompanied by his own dog, Skye, at the state-of-the-art Denver Animal Shelter ?
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Sean Sobus Thats all folks http://gunssavelives.net/news/armed-individual-at-colorado-school-prevented-mass-shooting/
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Justice for Ruby PUPPYCIDE POST #8 OF 8 ON 4-23-2014 BY CYNTHIA DAVIS MERRIAM (12) February 2014 Filer, Idaho PUPPYCIDE case results in citizens taking steps to recall the mayor and entire city council. The Filer, Idaho PUPPYCIDE case of HOOCH involved the shooting Read more ...
officer IGNORING COMMON SENSE, NON-LETHAL METHODS available to him in favor of LETHAL FORCE. Hooch, a service dog, was shot during her 9-year old boy human's birthday party, and her shooting has resulted in citizens initiating recall elections for the mayor and all city council members. Citizens were ACTUALLY PREVENTED FROM SPEAKING ABOUT HOOCH'S SHOOTING shooting during the first city council meeting following the shooting. Here are links to articles documenting Filer, Idaho events: April 1, 2014: Filer, Idaho Residents Calling for Recall of Mayor and All Four City Council Members http://www.kmvt.com/news/latest/Residents-Start-Recall-Effort-253466941.html March 30, 2014: Residents prepare to recall Mayor and City Council Members http://magicvalley.com/news/local/residents-prepare-to-recall-filer-mayor-city-council/article_30795066-b7c1-11e3-affe-001a4bcf887a.html March 19, 2014: Filer, Idaho Will Keep Dog Shooting Deputy, For Now: http://magicvalley.com/news/local/filer-will-keep-dog-shooting-cop-for-now/article_489f9e38-aef8-11e3-8f4b-001a4bcf887a.html March 11, 2014: Shooting of Hooch Justified http://www.idahopress.com/news/report-filer-police-officer-justified-in-shooting-dog/article_1e1eec40-a949-11e3-971b-0019bb2963f4.html February 18, 2014: Filer, Idaho Mayor does not allow any dog shooting comments at City Council meeting: http://magicvalley.com/news/local/no-dog-shooting-comments-allowed-at-filer-council-meeting-with/article_5e989a44-928a-11e3-b2a5-0019bb2963f4.html February 12, 2014: Angry Filer, Idaho citizens rally after Filer police officer shoots family dog http://www.ktvb.com/news/dog-shot-filer-rally-protest-245309191.html February 8, 2014: Filer, Idaho Dog Named Hooch Shot by Police Officer http://www.kmvt.com/news/latest/Filer-Police-Officer-Shoots-Local-Mans-Dog-244823291.html Hooch’s Facebook Pages: https://www.facebook.com/badcopfiler and https://www.facebook.com/groups/1386991394859109/ (13) Links to three law enforcement organizations and their press releases / videos regarding PUPPYCIDE in their respective jurisdictions, Idaho, Colorado and California. (13a) Idaho: Video interview regarding Officer Involved Dog Shootings Video http://www.ktvb.com/on-tv/viewpoint/March-16----Officer-involved-dog-shootings-250677721.html from Filer, Idaho FB page https://www.facebook.com/badcopfiler, FB page: https://www.facebook.com/badcopfiler Dash Cam VIDEO (WARNING: GRAPHIC): http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/idaho-kills-dog-yards-birthday-party-article-1.1609642 (13b) Colorado: Document posted by the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police on October 8, 2013, fourteen (14) month prior to the deadline for compliance with the Colorado Dog Protection Act (the “DPA”) and nine (9) months prior to deadline for completion of the DPA training video: (http://www.coloradofop.org/index.cfm?zone=%2Funionactive%2Fview_article.cfm&homeID=276662). FB page: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForChloeRIP Youtube video (WARNING: GRAPHIC) of Colorado dog, Chloe, shot multiple times while on the catch pole of animal control officer. http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=commerce+city+dog+chloe&sm=3 Press releases / posts of the CO FOP issued prior to passage of Colorado’s DPA accused the Colorado citizenry its members serve of having a LYNCH MOB MENTALITY (http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2013/01/dog_shooting_commerce_city_lynch_mob.php) and “UNTRAINED EYE OR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF FACTUAL DETAILS” (http://www.coloradofop.org/index.cfm?zone=%2Funionactive%2Fview_article.cfm&HomeID=268778#.UPRZFRHoqsQ.facebook). (13c) California: WATCH THE VIDEO OF HAWTHORNE, CALIFORNIA POLICE CHIEF'S MESSAGE TO THE PUBLIC IN THIS LINK -- you'll need to scroll down until you see the video http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/07/04/cops-who-shot-and-killed-mans-dog-in-front-of-him-are-pulled-from-street-duty-but-its-not-what-you-think/ FB page: Justice for Max: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-for-Max-the-Rottweiler-Murdered-by-Hawthorne-Police/139654549566394?ref=ts&fref=ts WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO youtube video of the last minutes of Max’s life - had 4.5 MILLION hits in just 7 days: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDBZr4ie2AE
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Filer, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Filer residents are calling for a movement to recall the mayor and all four City Council members.This, after Filer Police Officer Hassani shot and killed a dog on the job on February 8th.
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Justice for Ruby PUPPYCIDE POST #7 OF 8 ON 4-23-2014 BY CYNTHIA DAVIS MERRIAM (11) PUPPYCIDE Legislation in Some States (11a) COLORADO: During 2013, in the aftermath of over 40 bad Colorado Cop on Dog shootings in the last five (5) years, Colorado’s General Ass Read more ...
embly UNANIMOUSLY voted in favor of Colorado’s DPA which was signed into law may 13, 2013 by Governor Hickenlooper (http://coloradostatesman.com/content/994173-two-bill-signings-mark-dog-day-legislature). The DPA mandates state-wide training (ZERO budget impact) for law enforcement in non-lethal methods of handling dog encounters and imposes a duty upon officers, on NON-VIOLENT calls, to give dog owners / animal control officers the opportunity to secure /save the dog. Here is the link to the DPA final text (http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2013a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/F6A67EF8FEE8F10787257AFD005A97C8?open&file=226_enr.pdf ) and the link to AUDIO OF 4-3-13 COLORADO SENATE DOG PROTECTION ACT COMMITTEE HEARING http://coloradoga.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=47&clip_id=3550&meta_id=57748 Please, listen to testimony of Colorado lawmakers, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson (http://www.co.arapahoe.co.us/index.aspx?nid=889), a CALEA commissioner (http://www.calea.org/commissioners/current/board-list) and owners of Colorado dogs wrongfully shot by law enforcement and dedicated Colorado citizens. Sheriff Grayson states on the April 3, 2013 DPA audio, that Colorado’s DPA is very important and that he planned to take the PUPPYCIDE issue to his fellow CALEA commissioners. Sheriff Robinson again displayed notable professionalism as he handled Colorado’s tragic December 2013 high school shooting incident (http://www.9news.com/news/article/371051/339/Door-Arapahoe-shooter-entered-was-to-be-locked) at a suburban Denver high school. (11b). MARYLAND: Maryland requires that police report to the governor's office every time they kill a dog during a drug raid. This legislation was enacted after Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo’s two dogs were shot by police during a drug raid on his home. "My government blew through my doors and killed my dogs," Calvo said. "They thought we were drug dealers, and we were treated as such. I don't think they really ever considered that we weren't” http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/30/AR2008073003299.html. From this article by Radley Balko ( http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2009/07/19/dogs-in-a-deadly-crossfire.html) and Gazette.net, Maryland’s Community News Online: http://www.gazette.net/article/20120726/NEWS/707269908/1077/years-after-mayor-s-dogs-were-shot-by-police-training-on-confronting&template=gazette “Calvo proposed the legislation because police officers conducted a particularly violent raid last summer on his home in Prince George's County after intercepting a package of marijuana at a delivery-service warehouse. The cops then completed the delivery themselves to the address on the package. As it turns out, the house belonged to Calvo, who had no connection to the drugs. The package was part of a botched distribution scheme in which an accomplice working for the delivery service was supposed to have intercepted it before it was delivered. “You’re kicking down doors, barging in with guns, and when animals do what animals do, they become collateral damage.” (11c). Illinois Governor signs similar law August 2013 http://www.chicagonow.com/steve-dales-pet-world/2013/08/gov-quinn-supports-dogs-illinois-is-most-humane-state-in-america/ . TEXT OF IL HB 3388 amended to include: “as well as training on canine behavior and nonlethal ways to subdue a canine” http://openstates.org/il/bills/98th/HB3388/documents/ILD00133198/ Illinois police training act: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=731&ChapterID=11 (11d) Tennessee "General Patton Act" followed the Smoak’s dog shooting case http://www.policemag.com/channel/careers-training/news/2003/01/29/shooting-prompts-agency-to-teach-animal-handling.aspx It includes an animal behavior component in peace officer certification training so officers can ascertain threat, control the situation and neutralize the threat with the least amount of force or harm to the animal http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/103/Bill/SB0374.pdf . (11e) Texas draft legislation for mandatory 8 hour class every 3 years on-lethal methods to use when they encounter a strange dog in the field https://www.facebook.com/notes/justice-for-lacy-kirra/aadavis-sbanoa1358/460022190735887 . Fort Worth Border Collie, Lily https://www.facebook.com/pages/Remembering-Lily-A-Reason-for-Change/304212019673773 (11f) Georgia “in the works” legislation: http://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/en-US/Display/20132014/HB/803 and Atlanta, GA work towards ending PUPPYCIDE: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/bill-aims-reduce-number-dogs-shot-officers/ndCGR/ http://capwiz.com/bestfriends/issues/alert/?alertid=63068431 (11g) NEVADA “in the works” legislation: Nevada Voters for Animals: https://www.facebook.com/NevadaVoters4Animals?ref=br_tf and http://www.jrn.com/ktnv/news/contact-13/contact-13-investigates/Viewers-sound-off-on-police-killing-pets-233683851.html (11h) CALIFORNIA “in the works” California Organizations: https://www.facebook.com/ExpandAnimalRightsNow and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dog-Encounter-Task-Force-at-San-Diego-AWOL/164922727029631 (11i) IDAHO “in the works: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/03/02/3057358/working-to-curb-dog-shootings.html http://magicvalley.com/news/local/dog-shootings-by-police-prompt-mandatory-training-in-other-states/article_7fffa720-a3ee-11e3-8f11-001a4bcf887a.html http://magicvalley.com/news/local/animal-control-training-not-built-in-for-some-law-enforcement/article_badc522e-a422-11e3-85db-001a4bcf887a.html
Two bill signings mark dog day at the Legislature | Colorado Statesman
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accompanied by his own dog, Skye, at the state-of-the-art Denver Animal Shelter ?
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Ask Sue Radio Show Network PUPPYCIDE POST #8 OF 8 ON 4-23-2014 BY CYNTHIA DAVIS MERRIAM (12) February 2014 Filer, Idaho PUPPYCIDE case results in citizens taking steps to recall the mayor and entire city council. The Filer, Idaho PUPPYCIDE case of HOOCH involved the shootin Read more ...
g officer IGNORING COMMON SENSE, NON-LETHAL METHODS available to him in favor of LETHAL FORCE. Hooch, a service dog, was shot during her 9-year old boy human's birthday party, and her shooting has resulted in citizens initiating recall elections for the mayor and all city council members. Citizens were ACTUALLY PREVENTED FROM SPEAKING ABOUT HOOCH'S SHOOTING shooting during the first city council meeting following the shooting. Here are links to articles documenting Filer, Idaho events: April 1, 2014: Filer, Idaho Residents Calling for Recall of Mayor and All Four City Council Members http://www.kmvt.com/news/latest/Residents-Start-Recall-Effort-253466941.html March 30, 2014: Residents prepare to recall Mayor and City Council Members http://magicvalley.com/news/local/residents-prepare-to-recall-filer-mayor-city-council/article_30795066-b7c1-11e3-affe-001a4bcf887a.html March 19, 2014: Filer, Idaho Will Keep Dog Shooting Deputy, For Now: http://magicvalley.com/news/local/filer-will-keep-dog-shooting-cop-for-now/article_489f9e38-aef8-11e3-8f4b-001a4bcf887a.html March 11, 2014: Shooting of Hooch Justified http://www.idahopress.com/news/report-filer-police-officer-justified-in-shooting-dog/article_1e1eec40-a949-11e3-971b-0019bb2963f4.html February 18, 2014: Filer, Idaho Mayor does not allow any dog shooting comments at City Council meeting: http://magicvalley.com/news/local/no-dog-shooting-comments-allowed-at-filer-council-meeting-with/article_5e989a44-928a-11e3-b2a5-0019bb2963f4.html February 12, 2014: Angry Filer, Idaho citizens rally after Filer police officer shoots family dog http://www.ktvb.com/news/dog-shot-filer-rally-protest-245309191.html February 8, 2014: Filer, Idaho Dog Named Hooch Shot by Police Officer http://www.kmvt.com/news/latest/Filer-Police-Officer-Shoots-Local-Mans-Dog-244823291.html Hooch’s Facebook Pages: https://www.facebook.com/badcopfiler and https://www.facebook.com/groups/1386991394859109/ (13) Links to three law enforcement organizations and their press releases / videos regarding PUPPYCIDE in their respective jurisdictions, Idaho, Colorado and California. (13a) Idaho: Video interview regarding Officer Involved Dog Shootings Video http://www.ktvb.com/on-tv/viewpoint/March-16----Officer-involved-dog-shootings-250677721.html from Filer, Idaho FB page https://www.facebook.com/badcopfiler, FB page: https://www.facebook.com/badcopfiler Dash Cam VIDEO (WARNING: GRAPHIC): http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/idaho-kills-dog-yards-birthday-party-article-1.1609642 (13b) Colorado: Document posted by the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police on October 8, 2013, fourteen (14) month prior to the deadline for compliance with the Colorado Dog Protection Act (the “DPA”) and nine (9) months prior to deadline for completion of the DPA training video: (http://www.coloradofop.org/index.cfm?zone=%2Funionactive%2Fview_article.cfm&homeID=276662). FB page: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForChloeRIP Youtube video (WARNING: GRAPHIC) of Colorado dog, Chloe, shot multiple times while on the catch pole of animal control officer. http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=commerce+city+dog+chloe&sm=3 Press releases / posts of the CO FOP issued prior to passage of Colorado’s DPA accused the Colorado citizenry its members serve of having a LYNCH MOB MENTALITY (http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2013/01/dog_shooting_commerce_city_lynch_mob.php) and “UNTRAINED EYE OR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF FACTUAL DETAILS” (http://www.coloradofop.org/index.cfm?zone=%2Funionactive%2Fview_article.cfm&HomeID=268778#.UPRZFRHoqsQ.facebook). (13c) California: WATCH THE VIDEO OF HAWTHORNE, CALIFORNIA POLICE CHIEF'S MESSAGE TO THE PUBLIC IN THIS LINK -- you'll need to scroll down until you see the video http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/07/04/cops-who-shot-and-killed-mans-dog-in-front-of-him-are-pulled-from-street-duty-but-its-not-what-you-think/ FB page: Justice for Max: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Justice-for-Max-the-Rottweiler-Murdered-by-Hawthorne-Police/139654549566394?ref=ts&fref=ts WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO youtube video of the last minutes of Max’s life - had 4.5 MILLION hits in just 7 days: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDBZr4ie2AE
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Ask Sue Radio Show Network PUPPYCIDE POST #7 OF MULTIPLE 4-23-2014 POSTS BY CYNTHIA DAVIS MERRIAM (11) PUPPYCIDE Legislation in Some States (11a) COLORADO: During 2013, in the aftermath of over 40 bad Colorado Cop on Dog shootings in the last five (5) years, Colorado’s Read more ...
General Assembly UNANIMOUSLY voted in favor of Colorado’s DPA which was signed into law may 13, 2013 by Governor Hickenlooper (http://coloradostatesman.com/content/994173-two-bill-signings-mark-dog-day-legislature). The DPA mandates state-wide training (ZERO budget impact) for law enforcement in non-lethal methods of handling dog encounters and imposes a duty upon officers, on NON-VIOLENT calls, to give dog owners / animal control officers the opportunity to secure /save the dog. Here is the link to the DPA final text (http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2013a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/F6A67EF8FEE8F10787257AFD005A97C8?open&file=226_enr.pdf ) and the link to AUDIO OF 4-3-13 COLORADO SENATE DOG PROTECTION ACT COMMITTEE HEARING http://coloradoga.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=47&clip_id=3550&meta_id=57748 Please, listen to testimony of Colorado lawmakers, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson (http://www.co.arapahoe.co.us/index.aspx?nid=889), a CALEA commissioner (http://www.calea.org/commissioners/current/board-list) and owners of Colorado dogs wrongfully shot by law enforcement and dedicated Colorado citizens. Sheriff Grayson states on the April 3, 2013 DPA audio, that Colorado’s DPA is very important and that he planned to take the PUPPYCIDE issue to his fellow CALEA commissioners. Sheriff Robinson again displayed notable professionalism as he handled Colorado’s tragic December 2013 high school shooting incident (http://www.9news.com/news/article/371051/339/Door-Arapahoe-shooter-entered-was-to-be-locked) at a suburban Denver high school. (11b). MARYLAND: Maryland requires that police report to the governor's office every time they kill a dog during a drug raid. This legislation was enacted after Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo’s two dogs were shot by police during a drug raid on his home. "My government blew through my doors and killed my dogs," Calvo said. "They thought we were drug dealers, and we were treated as such. I don't think they really ever considered that we weren't” http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/30/AR2008073003299.html. From this article by Radley Balko ( http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2009/07/19/dogs-in-a-deadly-crossfire.html) and Gazette.net, Maryland’s Community News Online: http://www.gazette.net/article/20120726/NEWS/707269908/1077/years-after-mayor-s-dogs-were-shot-by-police-training-on-confronting&template=gazette “Calvo proposed the legislation because police officers conducted a particularly violent raid last summer on his home in Prince George's County after intercepting a package of marijuana at a delivery-service warehouse. The cops then completed the delivery themselves to the address on the package. As it turns out, the house belonged to Calvo, who had no connection to the drugs. The package was part of a botched distribution scheme in which an accomplice working for the delivery service was supposed to have intercepted it before it was delivered. “You’re kicking down doors, barging in with guns, and when animals do what animals do, they become collateral damage.” (11c). Illinois Governor signs similar law August 2013 http://www.chicagonow.com/steve-dales-pet-world/2013/08/gov-quinn-supports-dogs-illinois-is-most-humane-state-in-america/ . TEXT OF IL HB 3388 amended to include: “as well as training on canine behavior and nonlethal ways to subdue a canine” http://openstates.org/il/bills/98th/HB3388/documents/ILD00133198/ Illinois police training act: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=731&ChapterID=11 (11d) Tennessee "General Patton Act" followed the Smoak’s dog shooting case http://www.policemag.com/channel/careers-training/news/2003/01/29/shooting-prompts-agency-to-teach-animal-handling.aspx It includes an animal behavior component in peace officer certification training so officers can ascertain threat, control the situation and neutralize the threat with the least amount of force or harm to the animal http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/103/Bill/SB0374.pdf . (11e) Texas draft legislation for mandatory 8 hour class every 3 years on-lethal methods to use when they encounter a strange dog in the field https://www.facebook.com/notes/justice-for-lacy-kirra/aadavis-sbanoa1358/460022190735887 . Fort Worth Border Collie, Lily https://www.facebook.com/pages/Remembering-Lily-A-Reason-for-Change/304212019673773 (11f) Georgia “in the works” legislation: http://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/en-US/Display/20132014/HB/803 and Atlanta, GA work towards ending PUPPYCIDE: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/bill-aims-reduce-number-dogs-shot-officers/ndCGR/ http://capwiz.com/bestfriends/issues/alert/?alertid=63068431 (11g) NEVADA “in the works” legislation: Nevada Voters for Animals: https://www.facebook.com/NevadaVoters4Animals?ref=br_tf and http://www.jrn.com/ktnv/news/contact-13/contact-13-investigates/Viewers-sound-off-on-police-killing-pets-233683851.html (11h) CALIFORNIA “in the works” California Organizations: https://www.facebook.com/ExpandAnimalRightsNow and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dog-Encounter-Task-Force-at-San-Diego-AWOL/164922727029631 (11i) IDAHO “in the works: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/03/02/3057358/working-to-curb-dog-shootings.html http://magicvalley.com/news/local/dog-shootings-by-police-prompt-mandatory-training-in-other-states/article_7fffa720-a3ee-11e3-8f11-001a4bcf887a.html http://magicvalley.com/news/local/animal-control-training-not-built-in-for-some-law-enforcement/article_badc522e-a422-11e3-85db-001a4bcf887a.html
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Lemuel Trulove Bundy Ranch 3: Peeling back the Layers: Harry Reid, Illegal contributions, Gas and Water April 12, 2014 by Roberta The fickle finger of Harry Reid [Editor's note: What follows is a narrative compilation of recently published reports on the Bund Read more ...
y Ranch Battlefield. These events are never about the first published "reason(s)," but about power, control, corruption, and historically in the West, about WATER.] From Dana Loesch: A tortoise isn’t the reason why BLM is harassing a 67 year-old rancher. They want his land. The tortoise wasn’t of concern when Harry Reid worked BLM to literally change the boundaries of the tortoise’s habitat to accommodate the development of his top donor, Harvey Whittemore. Whittemore was convicted of illegal campaign contributions to Senator Reid. Reid’s former senior adviser is now the head of BLM. Neil Kornze Reid is accused of using the new BLM chief as a puppet to control Nevada land (already over 84% of which is [unconstitutionally claimed] by the federal government) and pay back special interests. BLM has proven that they’ve a [convenient] “concern” for the desert tortoise as they’ve had no problem waiving their rules concerning wind or solar power development. It is a tortoise so “endangered” that their population can no longer be contained by the refuge constructed for them so… the government is closing it and euthanizing over a thousand tortoises. The tortoises, the excuse that BLM has given for violating claims to easements and running all but one lone rancher out of southern Nevada, is doing fine. In fact, the tortoise has lived in harmony with cattle in the Gold Butte, Clark County Nevada for over a hundred years, or as long as Cliven Bundy’s family has lived on the land as ranchers. In fact, the real threat to it is urbanization, not cattle. From NextNewsNetwork: Rusty Hill, a former Land Broker who worked in that area for nearly 20 years issued this to our news room: “It is not about turtles, it is about water. There are developers working for military contractors that want that land and water for mining weapons grade minerals for industry… they want to sell the land by the highway for real estate development because it’s close to I-15 and the Bundys have been refusing to sell what they actually own directly for over 20 years. Many buyers sent me out there with crazy offers for that land for many years. It is prime real estate not worthless desert. There is a natural gas pipeline going through there and lots of water under ground too. Somebody connected to a military corporation is using political power and the BLM to muscle those people out.”bundy rangeland A Rancher TELLS ALL: B Hunt writes: I live in SW Utah. I grew up on a ranch less than 100 miles from the Bundy’s ranch. My father knows Cliven Bundy. I know Cliven’s son Ryan. This is not a hoax, it is an action of force by the BLM. The BLM was going to sell the cattle at one of the smallest cattle markets in Utah. No cattle markets in Nevada would take the cattle without a properly signed brand inspection (which the BLM cannot obtain without Cliven Bundy’s signature). The BLM paid the owner of the Utah cattle market $300,000 to do the sale (‘R’ Livestock Connection in Monroe, Utah, owned by one Scott G. Robbins, according to the Utah Business Entity Search). Utah Governor Herbert stepped in and forbid them from bringing the cattle into Utah without the legally required health and brand inspections (which again, require Bundy’s signature) and that no feral cattle are allowed to be imported at all (per Utah statute). Because Bundy claims ownership over maybe 350-500 head of branded cattle, the other 500-700 estimated head of cattle would all be considered feral. BLM officially backed off, but we suspect they are still secretly shipping them through Utah without any permission to do so, to “private” buyers in Colorado. The contract cowboys that the BLM hired to do the roundup are from Sampson Livestock in Meadow, Utah (traitors one and all). From what I understand, Cliven Bundy owns both the Water Rights and Grazing Rights to all of the land where his cattle run. If Bundy failed to use them, the Grazing Rights would revert to the BLM and would be retired, while the Water Rights would revert to the State of Nevada, likely to be sold to the highest bidder (which would probably be a bidding war between mineral companies that are behind this action with the BLM and the City of Las Vegas which is thirsty for water and has had multiple attempts to buy water–through eminent domain from Utah farmers and ranchers–from Utah, which were all blocked by the Utah Legislature and Utah Governor Herbert). Chances are, the BLM has already filed a claim on the water rights so that they can sell to the highest bidder (instead of the state) and are trying to get the cattle off to show that Bundy cannot use the water beneficially (much like what the US Forest Service and BLM both tried to do to Wayne Hage).ENN Solar Nevada Now, for Cliven Bundy, he’s not fighting this for his cattle or his own livelihood. He recognizes that he will probably die before this fight is over. He has said multiple times that he is fighting this to wake people up about the tyranny of the Federal Government and also to help wake up the western states about getting the rights to their own land back from the federal government, which has repeatedly shut down ranchers and closed off land: (MO =reid steals nevada 1st, get all the ranchers, farmers, Native Americans, and foresters that use the land for positive, sustainable production off of the land; 2nd, grab up all the resources; 3rd, close off the lands to public access including camping, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, boating, shooting, etc; 4th, sell off the resources to the highest bidder regardless of what that will do to the land, the local environment, or the economy; 5th, collect royalties on the resources in perpetuity; 6th, reduce and eliminate all SLS and PILT payments to the states, impoverishing them beyond belief.) Anyway, thanks for posting about this. It is important for us to be able to raise the appropriate resistance. Theft – Bribes – Armed Coercion – Fraud -Tyranny From this we can now firmly conclude: 1. The BLM’s actions are not only flatly illegal, they are unlawful, and not only unlawful, they are so unlawful that it took bribing someone with a $300,000 payoff to get them to accept stolen cattle from a Government agency. I do not think that could be topped ANYWHERE else in the world, other than with something like a Mexican drug cartel. Response from Jim Stone Freelance: So we have a clear cut case of unlawful and prosecutable actions by the BLM in this case. 2. The real goal is to shut down public access to these lands. Obviously Cliven Bundy was not a jerk, and he let people go back there to explore. I myself have done a LOT of back country exploring, and noticed in the early 2000′s that they closed down all the back roads about a half mile before the destination they used to go to to discourage people from exploring the wilderness. Rather than drive the whole way, you had to get out and walk a considerable distance to scenes such as Swazy’s leap, Paul Bunyans Wood Pile, and practically anywhere else you would want to go while out 4 Wheeling. And in the desert sun, that long of a walk was usually tough to do. This resulted in these types of locations no longer being visited, which effectively equaled a shut down. 3. The motives are for profit. Rather than manage the lands responsibly, the BLM is stealing it from it’s rightful holders via corrupt actions and legal loop holes, and selling it off to corporate interests. This is cold hard proof that America is not a democracy, or more importantly a Republic, it is in fact a facist dictatorship where corruption rules and rights, freedom and honor are irrelevant.
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Bob Sonderegger Hello fellow Texans and friends of Texas. Today is Tuesday, April 22, 2014. • • • • • • Santa Anna captured as Texans searched for prisoners< On April 22, 1836, the day after the Battle of San Jacinto, Texans were confident that their ne Read more ...
t would snarl additional prisoners. Detachments were sent out to scour the countryside in the direction of Harrisburg. A party of five reached Vince's, bayou and continued the search down Buffalo Bayou. Reports generally agree that James A. Sylvester was about to shoot a deer when he discovered a member of the Mexican army moving toward the bridge. They pursued the soldier. He fell in the grass, and threw a blanket over his head. They told him to get up, but he only uncovered his face. They repeated the request for him to rise two or three times before he stood up. He advanced toward Sylvester, and shook hands with him and then kissed his hand. He asked for Gen. Sam Houston. They said he was in camp. They then asked him who he was. He said he was a private soldier. Seeing the fine studs on the bosom of his shirt, they pointed toward them. He then said he was an aide to Santa Anna and burst into a flood of tears. They reassured him. He was dressed as a common soldier and had no arms. The captive was placed on a horse and taken to the camp by some of the party. The distinguished prisoner was Santa Anna. He was handed over to Col. John Forbes, at the guard-lines and, exhibiting to him a letter addressed to "Don Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna," desired to be conducted to General Houston. The matter was referred to Colonel George Washington Hockley. Both concluded that their captive was Santa Anna. His very thin cover was lost when other Mexican prisoners exclaimed, "El Presidente!" He was then taken to Gen. Houston who was lying on a mattress under an oak which he made his headquarters. Made as comfortable as possible, Houston had dozed off. He was awakened to receive a VIP -- Very Important Prisoner. One account said the captive chieftain said to him, "I am General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, and a prisoner-of-war at your disposition." Another report said Santa Anna told Houston, "Sir, yours is no common destiny. You have captured the Napoleon of the west." Houston was said to have looked at him, and motioned him to a tool-chest, where he could sit down. Forbes was sent after Santa Anna's private secretary, in order to identify his chief. He was brought and, in Col. Thomas J. Rusk, secretary of war, and others came up. Santa Anna reportedly asked for opium. A piece was handed to him. He immediately proposed to enter into negotiations for his liberation. Gen. Houston said that Texas had a government to make that decision. Santa Anna observed that he disliked to have anything to do with civilians -- that he abhorred them -- and would much rather enter a treaty with members of the military. Santa Anna tried to deflect blame but agreed to Houston's requirement that he write orders calling for Mexican troops to fall back to Monterey. Houston immediately saw the value of keeping Santa Anna alive. "Texas, to be respected must be polite," Houston was to say later. "Santa Anna living, can be of incalculable benefit to Texas; Santa Anna dead, would just be another dead Mexican." With the capture of Santa Anna, the world was changed. A panel on the side of the monument at San Jacinto reads: "Measured by its results, San Jacinto was one of the decisive battles of the world. The freedom of Texas from Mexico won here led to annexation and to the Mexican War, resulting in the acquisition by the United States of the States of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California, Utah, and parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas and Oklahoma. Almost on-third of the present area of the American nation, nearly a million square miles of territory, changed sovereignty." A little more than three weeks later, the treaty of Velasco was signed, allowing the captured Santa Anna his freedom and allowing Texas to be recognized as an independent nation. The treaty did clear the way for the independent nation but much of the document was not honored by Mexico. Details of the treaty were not completely ratified until Texas was annexed by the United States, and Mexico’s challenge was put down during the U.S. War with Mexico. The binding treaty was signed in 1848 and produced basically the agreement Texas thought it originally had with Mexico. • • • • • • DeLeon discovered remains of LaSalle's Fort St. Louis< On April 22, 1689, Spanish explorer De León discovered the ruins of a French settlement, Fort St. Louis, on the Texas coast. The fort had been established by La Salle in the summer of 1685. In February 1685, La Salle, seeking the mouth of the Mississippi River, had landed 280 colonists, including 100 soldiers, at the mouth of Matagorda Bay in Spanish-claimed territory. The explorer made a temporary camp on Matagorda Island while he sought a more secure location farther up the bay. In April he chose a site on an eminence overlooking the "Riviére aux Boeufs." Though disease devastated his men, La Salle saw the building well underway by autumn, when he set out to explore the surrounding country. In January 1687 he departed on his last journey, leaving at the fort scarcely more than 20 men, women, and children in the charge of the Sieur de Barbier. In late 1688 or early 1689 the Karankawa Indians gained entry to the fort under guise of friendship and murdered all the occupants but five children. Meanwhile, news that the French had founded a settlement on the northern Gulf Coast had agitated New Spain in the mid-1680s. As a result, De León led four expeditions between 1686 and 1689 seeking to find and destroy the French installation. The fourth expedition left Coahuila on March 27, 1689, with a force of 114 men, and found the deserted settlement on April 22. • • • • • • Also on April 22 in Texas: • In 1540, an expedition led by Spanish explorer Coronado left Mexico in search of the Seven Cities of Cíbola. There was no gold at Cíbola (Zuñi villages in western New Mexico), but the explorer was led on by stories of great rewards to be found. The search occupied Coronado until the early part of 1542. Along the way he apparently marched across the Llano Estacado of eastern New Mexico and Palo Duro Canyon. In an official examination of his conduct as leader of the expedition, he was cleared of charges in connection with the expedition, but was fined on other charges and lost his commission. He died in 1554. • In 1803, James Pleasant Tackitt (Tackett), pioneer minister, was born near Louisville, Ky. In 1856 his family located near Fish Creek, about eight miles south of Fort Belknap in Young County. He served as minister and county official and did missionary work for the Brazos Indian Reservation. Under his leadership the first Methodist church in Young County was established at Fort Belknap in 1858. • In 1814, George Washington Hill, secretary of war and secretary of the navy in Sam Houston's cabinet, was born in Tennessee. Hill County is named in his honor. He moved to Texas in 1836 and was a surgeon at Fort Houston. From January 16, 1843, to December 9, 1844, he served as secretary of war and navy in Houston's cabinet. After annexation Hill resumed the practice of medicine in Navarro County. In 1855, he was appointed first agent for the Brazos Indian Reservation. He died at Spring Hill on May 29, 1860, and is buried there. • In 1836, Dr. James Phelps established a hospital in the home of Lorenzo de Zavala. Later, Santa Anna was held prisoner at Phelps's home, Orozimbo Plantation from July to November 1836, He joined the Texas army and attached to the medical staff on April 6. As the army moved toward San Jacinto, Phelps was left at Harrisburg to attend the sick. • In 1848, Robert Shapley Ross, younger brother of former Texas governor Sul Ross, was born at Station Creek, a ranger station near Waco. He was possibly the first white child born in the environs of present McLennan County. He was a newspaper editor, publisher and Civil War soldier. In 1876 Ross edited the Advance, a Waco afternoon newspaper. Later, with his brother William Hallam Ross, he owned and published the Daily Reporter. • In 1856, Thomas Mitchell Campbell, governor of Texas from 1907 to 1911, was born in Rusk. In his two terms in office, Campbell initiated a number of reforms involving railroad regulation, equitable taxation, and lobbying restrictions. In 1907, he named the legendary Captain Bill McDonald of the Texas Rangers as the state revenue agent. • In 1863, J.H. Wayland, physician, religious leader and founder of Wayland Baptist College, was born in Missouri. He moved to Plainview in April 1891. His practice covered a radius of 250 miles. He owned and operated the Wayland Drug Store and continued his medical practice at Plainview for 30 years. He founded the Wayland Baptist College with a gift of 30 acres of land from his ranch and $100,000 in cash. After retiring as a doctor, he built and operated the Wayland Hotel. He died in Plainview on Feb. 6, 1948. • In 1873, the state legislature repealed the law authorizing the corrupt State Police. Established during Reconstruction, State Police Capt. Jack Helm was accused of murdering prisoners. In 1872 James Davidson, the head of the force, embezzled $37,000 and disappeared. After repeal of the authorization law, Leander H. McNelly and at least 36 other State Police members became Texas Rangers. • In 1915, during flash floods and storms of April 1915, Austin firefighter Thomas Edward Quinn was killed in the line of duty while attempting a rescue from flood waters on Shoal Creek. • In 1965, Granite Shoals Lake, was renamed Lake Lyndon B. Johnson on April 22, 1965, for President Lyndon B. Johnson "in gratitude for his work as United States Congressman and Senator toward the development of the project." The project is owned and operated by the Lower Colorado River Authority and is used primarily for generating hydroelectric power. It is one of six such operations on the Colorado River; the other five are Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake Marble Falls, Lake Travis and Lake Austin. • • • • • • Texas History Day-by-Day is compiled by retired newspaper journalist Bob Sonderegger (anglebob61@yahoo.com). A primary source of information is Handbook of Texas Online. Your comments or additions are welcome.
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