"SAN BERNARDINO IN FLUX: The Fluid Nature of Cover Stories" by Niles and Frasier Mercado, December 22, 2015
If the reporting on the alleged shooting in San Bernardino, California has left you confused and disoriented, you are not alone. The main stream media has changed substantial aspects of their original official story.
While it is understandable that some details might get misreported in the immediate aftermath of a national tragedy, no mention is made as to WHERE this misinformation originated from and WHY we should think that the NEW news reports are any more reliable.
It is difficult to dispute or verify claims when the narrative is a moving target. These evolving details are pretty significant, and seem to be — along with crisis actors and concurrent drills — another fingerprint of government sponsored shooting hoaxes and false flag events. Let’s take a look at a few of these alterations and how they relate to inconsistencies in other government-sponsored events.
HAVE YOU SEEN THE THIRD SHOOTER? SHE LOOKS LIKE A HE…
As discussed in a previous Memory Hole blog post, Juan Hernandez and Sally Abdelmageed described the shooters as “THREE WHITE MEN” (emphasis ours).
Fox and CNN then reported that the third assailant was FEMALE. She was supposedly on her way to Las Vegas to board an airplane. As time passed, that third accomplice became a MAN and HIS involvement was diminished (eventually to the point of being eliminated). Notice how the Wall Street Journal puts it in the article “Shooting Kills at Least 14; Two Suspects Are Dead” (Dec 2, 2015):
“The chief said a third person fled the scene and was taken into custody, but the police did not know his role, if any…” (emphasis ours)
Similarly varied stories were reported during the mass shooting (hoax) at Umpqua Community College. The shooter’s name changed from Toby Reynolds to Chris Sean Harper-Mercer (after going through several permutations in between – see diagram). His age changed from 20 to 26. When CNN altered his photograph, his race changed from mixed-race to white.
HAVE YOU SEEN MY MOTIVATION? IT WAS AROUND HERE SOMEWHERE…
The motive changed for the UCC shooter (Chris Harper-Mercer) from hatred towards Christians, to hatred towards women, then to hatred towards minorities.
Similarly, the San Bernardino shooting was originally characterized as spontaneous payback over an office party argument. According to the article “Carnage In California” by Tamara Audi and Jim Carlton (also from the Wall Street Journal, Dec 3, 2015)
“Police said that there had been a dispute at the holiday party that sent one person away angry, but it was unclear if that was connected to the later assault.”
Two days later, The New York Times contradicted this account (in the article “For San Bernardino Survivors, a Day of Screams and Chaos”, Dec 5, 2015):
“… But that ended when a colleague, Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, who had been there and quietly slipped away, leaving his jacket draped over a chair, returned with his wife, Tashfeen Malik, 29, to unleash what the FBI is calling a terrorist attack.”
If Farook did have some argument at the holiday party, it would have been against his character according to Chris Nwadike. Nwadike, a fellow health inspector for San Bernardino County, said “Farook was a quiet person,” and he goes on to say that he never saw Farook have a disagreement with colleagues at work.
The spontaneous nature of this office party narrative belies the Islamic terrorist motive that would come later. Yet even The Wall Street Journal article, “California Shooters Leave Clues, but No Clear Motive” (Dec 4, 2015), had to admit that there was no clear motive:
“Law-enforcement officials said Thursday they weren’t sure what motivated the killings. Investigators found Mr. Farook had contact, some online and some by phone, with people who came up tangentially in past federal terrorism probes.” (emphasis ours)
The word “tangentially” should be in giant letters. They maybe once visited a website of someone who was IN THE PAST maybe tangentially tied to a mundane federal probe… I mean they are really grasping at straws here.
A few days later (Dec 8, 2015), The Wall Street Journal readdresses the issue of motive (in the article “Shooters Were ‘Radicalized’”) with a rumor of a post they got from “officials” that will make your eyes roll:
“Ms. Malik posted a message on Facebook just before the attack pledging allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the terror group Islamic State, according to officials… ‘We have learned and believe that both suspects have been radicalized, and have been for quite some time,’ David Bowdich, the FBI director in charge in Los Angeles, told reporters in a news conference.” (Emphasis ours)
ACCORDING TO OFFICIALS?! Why on earth couldn’t they go and pull up the Facebook quote themselves rather than depend on the word of an unnamed official? At least with the UCC shooting they created fake accounts and provided us with screenshots of posts.
Speaking of which, in the shooting at Umpqua Community College, Mercer’s social media was used to paint the alleged assailant as a frustrated racist conspiracy theorist with ties to Muslim extremists. These social media posts may leave something to be desired in the way of credibility, however. To that point his MySpace was changed five times after his death.
This Islamic extremism motivation might SEEM predictable and ridiculous to those familiar with false flag events, but it is by no means the most absurd. The winner for the most absurd motive put forth by the media goes to Erin Burnett at CNN. Since Ms. Malik recently had a baby, Burnett blames the shooting on postpartum psychosis. That’s right, the baby blues.
Burnett: “Jim, I mean, obviously, her involvement is a game changer in how enforcement, law enforcement will look at this. But I just have to ask you, could there be something else, anything else that could have explained her involvement? Something like a postpartum psychosis?”
MOTIVES OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER ARE MANY, BUT CONSISTENT
All of this begs the question: “WHY?” If these events are really government sponsored hoaxes, then they ought to be scripted. If they are scripted, why does the script change so much? One would think the identities and motives of the assailants should remain constant, the way they did during 9/11.
However, the real target is all of us. Rotating through all of the motive possibilities means you can spend time demonizing nearly every demographic or range of thought not fitting the state’s mold. If they were ‘radicalized’, that label can apply to anybody who travels to a non-western country or just uses the Internet and visits a site that’s not government-approved. If they weren’t on the no-fly list, the government will feel justified in expanding that list to include almost everyone. They can easily change a no-fly list to a no-buy list. Not just suspected terrorists, but anybody who associates with suspected terrorists, or any idea considered radical. Even new mothers can’t be trusted.
While this purely constructed hoax is so artificial even the main stream media can’t keep it straight (possibly by design), what will not change is that more hoax shootings are coming. Mass Shootings have exploded like a cottage industry since Obama has taken office. Give it a month or so and it will be obvious that the staged shootings will not stop and that San Bernardino is Just Another C.I.A. False Flag.
"‘Active Shooter’ and ‘Terror’ Drills: The Truth WILL Shock You
December 19, 2015
21st Century Wire says…
There’s something strange and disturbing going on in America. For those who are really paying attention, you might have noticed an unusually high number of seemingly random ‘mass shooting’ and ‘domestic terror’ events that have proliferated under this current US administration.
America’s new unhealthy institutional obsession with ‘mass shootings’ and ‘terror’ has blinded the public to the real theatrics going on behind the scenes. When presented with overwhelming evidence of a clear correlation between both ‘mass shootings’ and ‘terror’ events – and corresponding ‘active shooter drills’ and ‘anti-terror emergency response drills’ – the conversation goes quiet. No debate is offered, and no explanation is ever given by authorities and media. Instead, it’s the usual polemics and hysteria like, “Isn’t this terrible? So many mass shootings in America – we need the government to tighten up on security, and gun control!” Meanwhile, American society is being intentionally militarized right under our noses.
Waking Up To the Official Deception
Most mainstream media outlets and ‘journalists’ appear to be completely unaware and in total denial of any possibility that there may be blatant deception involved in the coverage of these dramatic events, while other media operatives are very much directly involved in some aspects of these theatrical productions. Who is responsible for this hyper-realistic ‘movie magic’ we see through our mainstream media coverage? Is it US government agencies, US-based private security firms, foreign governments, Hollywood studios – or all of the above? If you can manage to put aside all of the TV-generated emotions and security-obsessed political rhetoric, then you just may come to one horrifying conclusion: if it looks fake, then it’s very likely that it is fake.
The following video presentation by Hoaxbusters Call lays out the scale and scope the ‘active shooter’ paradox and the shows exactly how many of the ‘mass shooting’ and ‘terrorist’ events are staged for the media, and used to political ends. Evidence presented in this video from the Boston Bombing is particularly revealing.
Watch this incredible and highly revealing video:
Also see: SAN BERNARDINO SHOOTINGS - VERY JEWISH 'FALSE FLAG
That gets me to the Globe:
This is Not a Drill
Same Drill Different Day
What I Think Friday
Slow Saturday Musings
Putting to Rest the Boston Sunday Globe
Digging it back up now:
California congressional hearing aims to avert gun violence
"Graffiti at California mosques investigated as hate crimes" Associated Press December 15, 2015
HAWTHORNE, Calif. — Vandals spray-painted graffiti about Jesus at two mosques in the Southern California city of Hawthorne and left a device that looked like a hand grenade in one of the driveways, leading police to investigate both incidents as hate crimes.
The vandalism and other recent attacks against mosques and Muslims in California come after a couple who federal officials say were inspired by Islamist extremists killed 14 people at a holiday luncheon in San Bernardino on Dec. 2.
Some Muslims in California and beyond have worried about potential reprisals.
On Sunday, a bomb squad was called and the area around the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Baitus-Salaam Mosque was evacuated after the device was discovered around 6:30 a.m. Sunday, police said in a statement.
Investigators determined the device was a plastic replica of a hand grenade. The word ‘‘Jesus’’ was sprayed in white paint on the mosque’s fence.
Officers received another call that the phrase ‘‘Jesus is the way’’ was spray-painted at the Islamic Center of Hawthorne.
No Christian would ever do that.
What, no name?
"A man who was charged with arson in a Christmas Day fire at a Houston mosque told an investigator he worshiped there, authorities said Wednesday. Gary Nathaniel Moore, 37, of Houston, was arrested Wednesday morning, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent Nicole Strong said. She added that officials don’t know a motive but added there’s no evidence that it was a hate crime."
It's false flags all over the place!
"NY, LA schools receive same e-mail threat; LA cancels classes" by Adam Nagourney and Richard Pérez-Peña New York Times December 16, 2015
I didn't receive that article in my printed paper.
"Los Angeles officials defend school closure" by Christine Armario and Colleen Long Associated Press December 15, 2015
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation’s two biggest school systems — New York City and Los Angeles — received threats Tuesday of a large-scale jihadi attack with guns and bombs. LA reacted by shutting down the entire district, while New York dismissed the warning as an amateurish hoax and held classes.
What a MASSIVE PSYOP on the POOR KIDS!
All to condition them for the future!
It’s extremely rare for a major U.S. city to close all its schools because of a threat and it reflected the lingering unease in Southern California following the terrorist attack that killed 14 people at a holiday luncheon two weeks ago in San Bernardino.
In LA, the threat came in the form of an email to a school board member.
Then it should be no problem for the authorities to track down.
Authorities in New York reported receiving the same ‘‘generic’’ email and decided there was no danger to schoolchildren. Mayor Bill de Blasio concluded the threat contained ‘‘nothing credible.’’
‘‘It was so outlandish,’’ he said.
New York Police Commissioner William Bratton agreed. Bratton, who was police chief in Los Angeles until 2009, said that it looked like the sender of the threat had watched a lot of the Showtime terrorism drama ‘‘Homeland.’’
They mirrored some recent episodes of the show.
The shutdown closed both public and charter schools across Los Angeles. Officials announced Tuesday evening that schools would reopen Wednesday.
Officials in LA defended the move to shut schools, with that city’s police chief dismissing the criticism as ‘‘irresponsible.’’
‘‘We have suffered too many school shootings in America to ignore these kinds of threats,’’ Chief Charlie Beck said at a news conference.
Jordan Tama, an assistant professor at American University specializing in U.S. counterterrorism policy, said it’s not unreasonable for authorities in different places to make different decisions based on the same information.
‘‘There certainly is no uniform approach,’’ he said. ‘‘Los Angeles might make their decision based on different factors than New York and that would be the case throughout the country.’’
Against the backdrop of the San Bernardino attack, it’s ‘‘just human nature’’ for LA authorities to be more cautious, Tama said.
In any event I'm glad the kids in L.A. got a day off.
The threatening 360-word email sent to the New York City school superintendent warned that schools would be attacked with pressure cooker bombs, nerve agents and machine guns. It claimed the writer and ‘‘138 comrades’’ would carry out the attack.
Students ‘‘at every school in the New York City school district will be massacred, mercilessly. And there is nothing you can do to stop it,’’ the message said.
A law enforcement official with access to the document provided the email to The Associated Press. The official was not authorized to disclose details of an ongoing investigation and provided it only on condition of anonymity.
The anonymous writer claimed to be a student at a district high school who had been bullied. The person also claimed to be a jihadist but made errors that suggested the writer was really a prankster, including spelling the word ‘‘Allah’’ with a lowercase ‘‘a'’ and making no reference to the Quran.
This stinks of a government operation, just like the anthrax attacks!
The threats came in simultaneously to New York and LA school officials at about 1:20 a.m. EST Tuesday, or about 10:20 p.m. Monday in Los Angeles.
In LA, the school board member who received the threat immediately contacted school district police, Det. Rudy Perez said.
Across the country, the New York schools superintendent who received the threat was asleep and did not notice the email until 5:08 a.m. By 6:30 a.m., the message was sent to the NYPD.
An hour later, New York students began arriving at school with no knowledge of the threat. By about 9:30 a.m., investigators ruled the threat a hoax.
The decision to close Los Angeles schools was announced around the same time, at 6:25 a.m. PST.
Bratton called the closure in Los Angeles a ‘‘significant overreaction.’’
‘‘We cannot allow ourselves to raise levels of fear,’’ he said.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said he would not second-guess the decisions made in Los Angeles or New York.
The sudden closure disrupted the routines of many Los Angeles families.
That's the price you pay for the endless sowing of fear in furtherance of mind-manipulating conditioning and confirmation of the conventional narrative.
Lupita Vela, who has a daughter in the third grade and a son who is a high school senior, called the threat ‘‘absolutely terrifying’’ in light of the San Bernardino attack.
‘‘I know the kids are anxious,’’ she said.
The LA schools commonly get threats, but Los Angeles Superintendent Ramon Cortines called this one rare and said the San Bernardino attack influenced his decision to close the entire district.
The threat ‘‘was not to one school, two schools or three schools,’’ he said at a news conference Tuesday morning. ‘‘It was many schools, not specifically identified. ... That’s the reason I took the action that I did.’’
In announcing that schools would reopen, LA officials said more than 1,500 buildings were searched, and police patrols outside the campuses will be increased on Wednesday. Mayor Eric Garcetti said the FBI concluded that the threat wasn’t credible.
Patrols increased even though there was no threat?
The daylong shutdown kept some 640,000 students out of classes and cost the district some $29 million in state funding, officials said.
Hey, that's chump change to the hard-pressed taxpayers of California.
The person who sent the threat used an ‘‘anonymizer,’’ which uses a proxy server to mask the origin of Internet traffic, and the email was routed through a German IP address, according to a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation. The official, who was not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation, spoke on condition of anonymity.
Vela said she worries about talking to her kids about the threat and terrorism in general. She’s concerned about her daughter feeling secure in class.
‘‘I don’t want this to be in the back of her head,’’ she said. ‘‘Who knows what it does psychologically to kids? Is this going to cause her some kind of trauma so that she’s not going to feel safe at school?’’
Looks like it is TIME to HOME SCHOOL!
Good thing the kids are smarter and can see through this SILLIness, right?
FBI says attackers spoke of jihad; But they did not place views on social media
What is with the constantly changing stack of shit!?
LOS ANGELES — When it comes to assessing threats, schools in New York City and Los Angeles likely have more experience than most other districts in the country.
But their reactions were dramatically different Tuesday to a similar threat of a large-scale jihadi attack with guns and bombs: LA canceled its classes, while New York dismissed the warning as a hoax.
So did the FBI.
The divergent responses from the nation’s two biggest K-12 public school systems reflected what many in school security know: Deciding whether a threat is credible is hardly a mathematical process, and the stakes in staying open or closing are high.
It is a move district officials around the country have weighed heavily following school shootings and threats. Districts regularly encounter the challenge of deciphering threats, complicated today by more sophisticated technology that can make them harder to trace.
Even when a threat is determined to be a hoax, the consequences can be severe, with the safety of thousands of children, millions of dollars in school funding, and the message sent by each decision on the line.
It’s extremely rare for a major US city to close all its schools because of a threat, and it reflected the lingering unease in Southern California following the attack that killed 14 people at a holiday luncheon two weeks ago in San Bernardino.
‘‘If this was not ISIS, not a terror organization, they’re nonetheless watching,’’ Representative Adam Schiff, Democrat of California, said Wednesday on MSNBC’s ‘‘Meet the Press Daily.’’ “And if they come to the conclusion that they can literally mail it in, call it in and disrupt large cities, they’re going to take advantage of that.’’
But one parent bringing her daughter to school as the district reopened Wednesday said no one she knew was second-guessing the decision to close.
‘‘I’m glad they shut it down,’’ said Rebecca Alvarado, who was taking her 5-year-old daughter, Sofia, to an elementary school near downtown. ‘‘We’re used to it, sad to say, the way the world is.’’
A 2014 analysis by National School Safety and Security Services, a Cleveland-based consulting firm, found a 158 percent increase in the number of threats schools received over the previous year.
Very interesting numbers.
About 37 percent of the threats were sent electronically, and nearly a third resulted in schools being evacuated. Nearly 10 percent of the threats closed school for at least one day.
The Los Angeles threat came in an e-mail to a school board member. Authorities in New York reported receiving the same ‘‘generic’’ e-mail and decided there was no danger to schoolchildren. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the threat contained ‘‘nothing credible,’’ and New York Police Commissioner William Bratton called LA’s closure a ‘‘significant overreaction.’’
But the e-mails contained important differences, according to US Representative Brad Sherman of California, a former chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism.
The Los Angeles message claimed the anonymous author had 32 accomplices, while the New York e-mail cited 138 accomplices, Sherman said Wednesday. Both claimed to be students of the districts they were threatening, but the New York writer’s terminology would not be used by someone familiar with that system, while the LA writer’s would be, Sherman said.
Officials in California have defended the closure, and so did some parents. Lupe Vasquez had no patience for those on the East Coast who scoffed at the move.
‘‘The New Yorkers were wrong to criticize us,’’ Vasquez said Wednesday after dropping off her 8-year-old daughter at school.
With the San Bernardino attack so fresh, school officials ‘‘did what they were supposed to do,’’ Vasquez said.
Victor Asal, chairman of public administration at the State University of New York at Albany, said the decision both districts made was reflective of their respective experiences. New York has invested heavily in homeland security and terrorism response, which might make it easier to process the size of a threat, he said.
‘‘Los Angeles doesn’t have that same kind of experience,’’ he said.
‘‘So you take the investment New York has, and you take the nervousness that Los Angeles is feeling because it’s an hour away from San Bernardino, and that creates a situation where I would expect the two cities to react differently.’’
All they used to do was run fire drills.
Classes held after threats in 3 states
"A twelve-year-old boy was arrested on Friday for bringing a fake gun to his school, Dorchester Collegiate Academy, according to Boston police. Shortly before 8 a.m., police responded to a report of a student carrying a gun at the charter school on Hancock Street. The gun was found in a toilet tank in a school bathroom, and determined it to be aa .177 caliber paintball gun. The youth was questioned by police at school, in the presence of his parents, and admitted that he had brought the gun to school, police said. He was arrested on mulitiple charges, including possession of a firearm on school grounds, assault by means of a dangerous weapon (firearm), and intimidation of a witness. He was arraigned in the juvenile session at Dorchester District Court later Friday. The incident occured just one month after Mayor Marty Walsh signed a city ordinance banning replica guns in public places. In a statement, Police Commissioner William Evans said that the youth had “already expressed remorse for his actions”and that “hopefully he and his family can use this as a learning experience.”
He learned his lesson!
One can only hope she did:
"A lawyer for a Rhode Island town accused of detaining a third-grader for several hours after a fellow student falsely accused her of having chemicals in her backpack is denying the allegations. The town of Tiverton on Monday filed its response to a lawsuit brought last month by the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island for the parents of the 8-year-old girl. The family says the girl was taken off a school bus, searched, put in the back of a police cruiser, brought alone to the police department and questioned. Police did not find any chemicals. In its filing, the town denied the allegations but did not explain what happened during the 2014 incident."
She was read her rights, right?
And allowed to have a lawyer appointed and present?
Nashua schools closed after threat
"Nashua says safety will be top priority as schools reopen" by Astead W. Herndon Globe Staff December 21, 2015
NASHUA — Schools in New Hampshire’s second-largest district will reopen Tuesday, after law enforcement officials investigating an e-mail that vowed to harm students found “no threats” and “no devices.”
The e-mail idled more than 11,000 students for one day, set off a massive law enforcement response that included the FBI and a federal bomb squad, and spread alarm among parents. On Tuesday, police will step up their presence at bus stops and other facilities, they said, to reassure residents of their safety.
What a mind-f***!
The incident marked the latest in a wave of school terrorism scares that have been felt in such cities as New York, Los Angeles, and Cambridge, Mass.
Nashua Police Chief Andrew Lavoie said at an afternoon news conference that the threat targeting the city’s two high schools was deemed not credible. Lavoie stopped short of calling the incident a hoax, but stressed that if caught, “the individual would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
He defended the decision to close schools, saying, “We wanted to err on the side of caution.”
Dave Melanson, whose two daughters attend elementary school in Nashua, said he appreciates the cautious approach of the school district. “I’d rather be safe than sorry,” Melanson said....
I'm already sorry I read that.
Nine Mass. schools receive bomb threats
Police report bomb threats against 9 New Jersey schools
Southbridge schools could get taken over
A Methuen elementary school is closed due to a stomach virus
2nd threat made against Methuen school, police arrest student
More schools across Mass. receive bomb threats
Nine Mass. schools receive bomb threats
More schools across Mass. receive bomb threats
"Several schools across the state were evacuated Monday morning after receiving “robocall” bomb threats. In Billerica, the high school also received a threat, and the school was searched, Superintendent Timothy G. Piwowar said in a statement. The threat was considered “low-level,” he said, and there was no evidence it was credible."
Arlington, Milton, Wakefield schools receive threats
Six Eastern Mass. schools receive bomb threats
Hoaxers increasingly going online to threaten schools
Who do you think is making those calls?
"With fear high, lawmakers seek stiffer laws on ‘pranks’" by Susan Haigh and Michael Melia Associated Press December 17, 2015
HARTFORD — Taking a harder line on crimes no longer seen as juvenile pranks, state lawmakers around the United States are proposing stiffer penalties for people who threaten schools at a time of fears over terrorism and mass shootings.
That's a very interesting position for them to take.
As demonstrated by Tuesday’s shutdown of Los Angeles schools, threats can cause large, costly disruptions and traumatize students even in cases that might involve hoaxes.
That's what this crisis drill government is doing to them.
While most states already have laws that allow prosecution of a school threat as a felony, there have been proposals across the United States to increase punishments, said Michael Dorn, executive director of the school safety nonprofit group Safe Havens International.
‘‘These things keep happening, and they’re happening too often,’’ said Wisconsin state Representative Ed Brooks, a Republican. ‘‘This isn’t child’s play anymore. This is serious stuff. Every threat is real until it’s disproved. There’s a high level of anxiety.’’
Brooks has proposed legislation that would make a public death threat a medium-grade felony, with more severe consequences if anybody is hurt during an evacuation. He submitted the proposal after hearing from a police chief about a case in which a threat on Facebook led to school evacuations but the suspect could not be charged with anything more serious than disorderly conduct.
Threats can be especially jarring in areas left jittery by recent attacks, such as Southern California, where an attack killed 14 people at a holiday luncheon two weeks ago in San Bernardino. The source of the threat that led Los Angeles to cancel classes Tuesday remains unknown, but the district’s response reflected lingering unease over terrorism.
I have no lingering unease on all the government psyops and false flags anymore. I'm exhausted by them.
In Connecticut, state Senator Tony Hwang said Tuesday that he intends to reintroduce a bill that would beef up the state’s threatening laws, making them more serious felonies. His own son was caught up in a 3½-hour lockdown at his Fairfield high school in October after a telephone threat.
‘‘As we were kids growing up — I’m 51 — we always had the notion that it was a childish prank,’’ said Hwang, a Republican. ‘‘But I think we have progressed, or digressed beyond that.’’
An analysis by National School Safety and Security Services, a Cleveland-based consulting firm, found a 158 percent increase in the number of threats schools received in a five-month span in 2014 compared with the same period the previous year. About 37 percent of the threats were sent electronically, and nearly a third resulted in schools being evacuated. Nearly 10 percent of the threats closed school for at least one day.
Yeah, I saw that.
Some states have laws that specifically address threats at schools, including Arkansas, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Virginia, and Washington, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Other states have laws that don’t mention schools specifically but would pertain to threats to schools.
Other states that have seen recent proposals to increase penalties include New York, Pennsylvania, and Maine.
And what will they tell the children??
"Tips for talking about threats with children" by Karen Weintraub Globe Correspondent December 14, 2015
The recent mass attacks in Paris, Colorado Springs, and San Bernardino, Calif., reminded everyone that we are living in anxious times.
Closer to home, Cambridge Public Schools received four e-mailed threats of violence in recent weeks — several between 1 and 2 a.m. In the middle of the night and with little information to go on, city officials had to decide how to manage the danger without creating undue anxiety.
(Blog editor just shakes his head)
Superintendent Jeffrey Young said he came down in favor of providing more information, even if it meant disturbing people. As a result, every family with kids in the 6,800-student Cambridge school system received robocalls at 6 a.m., saying that a threat of mass violence had been made, but that schools would remain open.
Vague information about threats unquestionably increases public anxiety, but the calls were also empowering, said national security expert and Cambridge mother (and former Globe columnist) Juliette Kayyem. Like most Cambridge families, Kayyem sent her kids off to school on those days.
Knowing that the police, the government, and their school district are looking after them should make people feel safer, said Kayyem, whose book, “Security Mom: An Unclassified Guide to Protecting Our Homeland and Your Home,” will be published in April.
Yes, we should all love our tyranny based on lies.
But Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Gene Beresin said hazy information only serves to heighten public anxiety.
Maybe that was the point: keep us all fearful.
Saying a perpetrator is escaping in a black SUV gives the public something to look out for; saying there’s a perpetrator on the loose is just stress-inducing.
"Police Chief called the shooting an “isolated incident” and said there is no reason for residents to feel fearful."
Yeah, they got him.
To combat the helplessness that terrorism brings, people should focus on regaining a sense of control and connection, said Beresin, also executive director of the Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital, who posted a list of tips for coping with the Paris attacks.
That means stop reading the Boston Globe.
Being part of a community is very helpful — like when the “Boston Strong” meme united people after the Marathon bombings. “Don’t worry alone,” Beresin advised.
For parents, reassuring children is crucial, but the information must be both age- and personality-appropriate. An information-hungry 7-year-old might need a thorough explanation of what happened; an anxious 14-year-old might only want the briefest outline.
Kayyem said it can be constructive to take a historical perspective. It’s easy to think the world has never been this frightening, but our times are actually relatively safe, she said. For example, compare this moment to 1940, when British families sent their children to the countryside to escape Nazi bombardment.
Have you had enough of the mixed messages and constant raising of the long-dead Nazis!??!
The hard truth is we can’t hide, run away from, or be perfectly protected against the terrorism or gun violence in our society. “We’re living in a time of incredible anxiety and uncertainty,” Beresin said. “We have to learn how to manage it.”
Not as long as we have this government and its mouthpiece media anyway.
So what do you think we should tell the kids?
I'm thinking you should be more worried about prison, kids:
"The United States has less than five percent of the world’s population, but nearly a quarter of the world’s prison population. One in 100 adults is behind bars."
That's is in the "Land of the Free!"
I guess the web version of the Globe (and the WaPo) didn't want you to know that.
"Family ties can help shield terrorists from detection" by Brian Melley Associated Press December 20, 2015
LOS ANGELES — The San Bernardino attack that left 14 people dead represented a type of extremist plot law enforcement authorities consider exceedingly difficult to detect: a conspiracy between close family members.
While investigators are still trying to piece together the details of the plot, husband and wife Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik appear to have dropped precious few clues to what they were planning.
“They’re not even below the radar. They’re stealth,” said Patrick Skinner, a former CIA case officer who is now a security consultant. “Basically you have a woman with zero friends, who had no contact with anyone, and a husband who was the same way. That’s a tough nut to crack.”
Nothing $elf-$erving about that!
So now they want to sow distrust and divide families in favor of the protective nanny state!
A small group of plotters is, by its very nature, harder to detect. The more members a terror cell has, the greater the chances someone will slip up and expose the plan to someone on the outside.
But detecting, infiltrating, and thwarting small groups of terrorists is exceptionally tough when the brothers in arms are, in fact, brothers — or father and son, or husband and wife, security experts say.
Family members don’t need computers or phones to communicate and can conspire around the kitchen table or in bed, beyond the reach of surveillance.
Well, I guess we will need a government camera in every room, huh?
Where are the pro-abortion and gay rights people when you really need them?
Kin might be more reluctant to betray one another. And law enforcement, even if it catches wind of a conspiracy, may be powerless to insert an informant or an undercover agent into such a tight circle.
There goes the terror plot, because those guys are the ones instigating them to keep their jobs!
“If you have a cell that’s all related, they have either blood relations or they’re related through marriage, you’re less likely to find a weakness in that group,” said Ed Davis, who was police commissioner in Boston in 2013 when brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev bombed the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding 260.
Btw, did you know they were making a movie?
Don't know where they are filming yet, but it won't be in Watertown.
I did get a look at an excerpt from the screenplay, though:
"The Department of Homeland Security provided redacted files to The Boston Globe after multiple requests spanning three years. Only 206 pages were released in their entirety, so it remains unclear why the government granted the friends legal residency and put them on the path toward US citizenship, but the records show that months before the bombings, Tsarnaev went to the John F. Kennedy Federal Building in Boston, swore his allegiance to the United States, and denied any links to terrorism. The records also show that Todashev told immigration officials he had left Massachusetts in September 2011, the same month he allegedly helped Tsarnaev kill three men in Waltham.
He won't be playing himself in the movie.
Until now, the government had declined to release the files, citing ongoing criminal investigations. But the mystery stirred debate about why immigration officials granted Tsarnaev and Todashev refuge in the first place, and whether officials missed warning signs about their criminal activity.
It's always the same old script!
If federal officials raised security concerns about Tamerlan Tsarnaev or Todashev, they did not disclose them in the heavily redacted immigration files. Instead, the files sketch a portrait of Tsarnaev and Todashev, both ethnic Chechens from Russia, as men struggling with unemployment and poverty while trying to cement their ties to the United States, Tsarnaev through citizenship and Todashev through a green card. They had so little income that the government waived their immigration application fees, officials said. Tamerlan Tsarnaev came to America as a teenager in 2003, after securing a visa in Turkey. His family had bounced between Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Dagestan in southern Russia before settling in Cambridge.
In August 2012, after a 178-day trip to Russia, Tsarnaev stopped by the Cambridge office of Centro Latino, a now-defunct nonprofit, for help in applying for citizenship. He did not stand out; the organization helped hundreds of immigrants of all backgrounds fill out the forms every year. “It was really nonincidental,” said a person who used to work at the center and who spoke on condition of anonymity. “He waited in line like everybody else.” In his application, Tsarnaev wrote that he wanted to change his first name to that of an early Islamic scholar, Muaz — a move critics later said should have spurred the government to investigate further. He also disclosed a 2009 arrest for assaulting a former girlfriend, and that he was receiving government benefits and had recently traveled overseas."
That's because he was a contact of theirs.
It's a 651-page screen play starring Mark Wahlberg as the hero, and while the documents do not offer new theories about the bombings, they help provide insight and get the story right.
Then they kill off a couple of crisis actors to draw a tear, and what they were doing in Dubai who knows.
The Tsarnaevs then acquire a gun, and that's where the movie ends.
So how is that appeal coming?
Davis has seen the same phenomenon in Boston’s underworld, where mobsters and bank robbery rings with deep personal or family ties adhere to a code of silence.
I wonder who he could mean.
For centuries, blood, marriage, and romance have bound criminals, including Old West outlaws Jesse James and his brother Frank, the Depression-era bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde, and the Mafia.
It was a pair of brothers, Said and Cherif Kouachi, who carried out the attacks in Paris in January on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
And multiple sets of brothers figured in the latest Paris attacks, among them Salah and Brahim Abdeslam. Brahim died in a suicide bombing, while Salah, who handled logistics for the attacks, is a fugitive. The suspected mastermind, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, enrolled his brother as a fighter for Islamic State. After Abaaoud himself was killed in a police raid, his brother threatened revenge.
And now there were brothers in Belgium!
The implication of families is not only a terror tactic by the state, it also provides government an opportunity to threaten relatives.
Several thwarted attacks in the United States have involved family members.
Two Illinois cousins pleaded guilty this month to conspiring in a pair of plots that would have had one man storming the Joliet armory and the other jetting off to fight overseas with the Islamic State. Three brothers originally from Macedonia were among five men convicted of conspiring to kill military personnel at Fort Dix in New Jersey in 2007. A father and two sons from North Carolina pleaded guilty in 2011 to plotting jihadist attacks against the American military.
Most of the jihadist conspiracies uncovered in the United States involve someone who thinks he is reaching out to an extremist group such as Al Qaeda or the Islamic State but is actually dealing with someone inserted by the FBI, said Brian Michael Jenkins, a terrorism expert at the RAND Corp.
Yeah, we call them AGENT PROVOCATEURS and INSTIGATORS!!
In investigating the Dec. 2 massacre in San Bernardino, the FBI said it discovered that Farook and Malik communicated online about jihad and martyrdom before Malik immigrated to the United States. But they did it through direct, private messages, not postings on social media, according to the FBI.
NSA collected or could have accessed then!!
Notice the story changing all the time, too?!
The FBI is still investigating whether they worked directly with any terror organizations.
Have they gone over to Langley yet?
Around the time they launched the attack on Farook’s colleagues from the county health department, they declared allegiance online to the Islamic State.
I pledge allegiance to the flag, whatever flag they offer, but my only allegiance is to the truth and you, dear readers.
Farook did, in fact, reach outside his marriage for help in at least one instance: A friend and former next-door neighbor, Enrique Marquez Jr., supplied the assault rifles used in the rampage, and he and Farook plotted attacks in 2011 and 2012 that were never carried out, investigators said Thursday.
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Says he was in Oklahoma at the time.
But even there, there was a family connection: Marquez became related to Farook last year by entering into what prosecutors said was a sham marriage to help a Russian woman obtain US residency.
I already saw this!!!
"The recent backlash against Muslims follows Islamic extremist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., and remarks by Donald Trump and other presidential candidates. In Richmond, Calif., over the weekend, bomb squad crews safely detonated a possible explosive device at a house and arrested an occupant in connection with threats against Muslim people. Police received a tip that a man had said he wanted to harm Muslim community members, the Contra Costa Times reported. Detectives said the man might have made an explosive device at his home. Authorities evacuated nearby houses Sunday before serving a search warrant at the man’s house and destroying the suspected device. Police said the man was arrested without incident. His name and age were not released."
He must have been Jewish then.
The cops then went for coffee and doughnuts while the Muslims must explain themselves while buying into the victimization and attention(??).
Workers return to site of San Bernardino attack
San Bernardino workers relieved to return to offices
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Filed in Michigan?
"Kalamazoo shootings leave 6 dead as gunman fires seemingly at random" by Mitch Smith New York Times February 22, 2016
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A gunman who apparently chose his victims at random terrorized a Michigan county in three shootings over more than four hours, killing six people and critically wounding two others, police said Sunday.
The suspect, identified by the police as Jason B. Dalton, 45, allegedly opened fire Saturday night at an apartment complex in a Kalamazoo suburb, at a car dealership in the city, and outside a suburban Cracker Barrel restaurant.
The authorities were investigating whether Dalton, an Uber driver, had carried passengers on the night of the rampage.
Jeffrey Getting, the Kalamazoo County prosecutor, grew emotional at a news conference as he described the chaotic scene and the scramble by the police to respond to the shootings and find the gunman.
“There’s this sense of loss, there’s this anger, there’s fear, there’s all these emotions,” Getting said. “You put on top of that: How do you go and tell the families of these victims that they weren’t targeted for any reason than they were there to be a target?”
The shooting rampage in Kalamazoo was the latest in a series of mass shootings around the country over the past year, including ones at a church in Charleston, S.C.; at a community college in Oregon; and at a county government gathering in San Bernardino, Calif.
When they cite them like that it is an indicator that they are all false-flag psyops, be they scripted and staged crisis drills or drills gone live.
President Obama has repeatedly called for the nation to take steps to curb gun violence and carry out stricter background checks.
Dalton, who was captured without incident early Sunday, was described by neighbors as someone who periodically shot a gun out the back door of his house. Until August 2011, he worked for Progressive Insurance, and he had recently been working as an Uber driver, company spokesmen said.
One Uber passenger, Matt Mellen, said in an interview with WWMT-TV that he had been picked up by a man who appeared to be Dalton late Saturday afternoon, and that the man had driven erratically, speeding through the streets, ignoring a stop sign, and swerving through traffic.
“He wouldn’t stop,” Mellen said. “He just kind of kept looking at me like, ‘Don’t you want to get to your friend’s house?’ and I’m like, ‘I want to get there alive.’ ”
He later told his fiancée what had happened, and she posted a warning on Facebook and said they had called 911.
An Uber official who declined to be identified because of the active investigation said Dalton had passed a company background check but referred all questions about his driving schedule to law enforcement officials....
"Suspect in Kalamazoo rampage charged with six counts of murder" by Mark Guarino and Mark Berman Washington Post February 23, 2016
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Uber driver who authorities say fatally shot six people during a series of seemingly random attacks over the weekend was formally charged with murder Monday as questions swirled around what motivated the bloody spree.
Jason Brian Dalton, 45, appeared in court Monday through a video feed that was screened on a television in the courtroom.
That just about says it all, and did you get a look at this clown?
Wearing an orange jumpsuit and glasses, Dalton stared ahead and did not visibly react as the charges against him were read aloud and the names of the victims recited. He said he understood the charges against him.
He was probably heavily medicated by the authorities.
The shootings made Kalamazoo the latest American city rocked by a mass shooting, joining a long list that, since last year, has grown to include San Bernardino, Calif.; Roseburg, Ore.; and Charleston, S.C.
In Kalamazoo, the rampage added a new twist to what has become a grim feature of American life. Rather than a burst of violence in a seemingly safe location — a movie theater, a school, a holiday party — the shootings here were mobile, gunshots apparently fired from an Uber car that authorities and passengers say continued seeking riders after the bloodshed began....
Man charged in Michigan attacks had no barriers to guns
Mich. man charged with killing 6 will get mental exam
That means the story goes away for two months before they trigger your memory again.
Ex-Uber driver convicted of assault on female passenger
Police begin effort to fingerprint Boston cab drivers
“Especially after this last incident in Kalamazoo.”
Boston Police are fingerprinting taxi drivers, but Uber says it won’t budge
They may have to.
"No charges have been filed after a Quincy man died Friday when he was struck by a taxicab that had just dropped him off in front of his home, police said Saturday. Quincy Police Captain John Dougan said the driver did some paperwork in his vehicle before putting the car in reverse and striking Robert Noyes, 68. “He dropped off the fare, and when he went to leave, he put the car in reverse and the party that had gotten out of the cab was struck,” Dougan said. A woman who answered the phone at Yellow Cab of Quincy Saturday morning said no one would be available to discuss the crash until Monday. E-mails seeking comment from company employees were not immediately returned Saturday."
He didn't put it in park?
Public kept in the dark about BPD’s use of covert cell trackers
Boston Police Commissioner Evans defends cell trackers
The police "should be able to break into suspects’ phones if needed — to quickly locate a dangerous suspect on the loose, for example. “There’s no sinister plan here,” he said. “Everyone thinks we’re snooping, digging into their lives. . . . This is about public safety.”
Evans also discussed the case in which the FBI wants Apple to unlock a cellphone in the San Bernardino, Calif., terrorist attack investigation.
See: Apple and the FBI
What's next, plate readers that do ‘dragnet monitoring’ as they sweep the street?
They “don’t want to compromise privacy on behalf of safety,” but....
THERE IS NO BUT!
Those rights are supposed to be involuble.
‘Uber jets’ for the well-heeled
As for the rest of you slobs....
Good luck getting home in Bo$ton tonight.