Chris Christie is losing his marbles: Black Lives Matter wants to ‘murder’ police officers and Obama ‘encourages it’

“There’s lawlessness in this country. The president encourages this lawlessness. Encourages it . . . by his own rhetoric. He does not support the police, he doesn’t back up the police. He justifies Black Lives Matter. . . . I don’t believe that movement should be justified when they’re calling for the murder of police officers.”

Remember when Christie was a rational Republican? It seems like such a long time ago.

Source: Chris Christie: Black Lives Matter wants to ‘murder’ police officers and Obama ‘encourages it’

If you protest on the streets of New York City, Mayor De Blasio can make you disappear

2015-04-14_03-41-15NYPD Officers arrest demonstrator Kim Ortiz at a People’s Monday last summer, ostensibly for “Obstructing Vehicular Traffic” while crossing the street in a crosswalk, with the light, with half a dozen other unmolested citizens.

Demonstrators in New York City, under both De Blasio and Bloomberg before him, get whisked away to where their lawyers, friends, news media and bail bondsmen cannot find them.

No, the Bitemaster will not compare NYC to Chile or Argentina, but what goes on here shocks the conscience of anyone who cares about the Bill of Rights.

Florida “Stand your ground” law has me confused

On Sunday, October 18, 2015, Corey Jones was shot dead in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Corey Jones was sitting in his car in the early morning hours, doing nothing illegal, when a man walked up to him. Not knowing who the stranger was or what he was up to, Jones reached for his legal firearm. The man shot Jones, killing him.

It turns out that the stranger was Palm Beach Gardens Police Officer Nouman Raja. Raja was in plain clothes and driving an unmarked car.

If only Jones had shot first, he’d probably be alive today, and he could have relied on Florida’s “Stand your ground” law to protect himself from criminal charges.

Source: Florida church musician had gun when shot dead by cop: chief

Another Republican comes out for disestablishment

Tennessee State Representative Sheila Keckler Butt

Tennessee State Representative
Sheila Keckler Butt (HD 64)

On October 9, 2015, — Yesterday afternoon, Tennessee State Representative
Sheila Keckler Butt filed HB1418, which mandates disestablishment in the public schools of Tennessee.

. . . my bill will mandate that religious studies not be taught before grades 10-12. . . . My bill also mandates that only a study of comparative religion, as it relates to history or geography, may be taught but that no religion shall be emphasized or focused on over another religion.

Finally, if the curriculum standards in grades prior to grades ten through twelve include a reference to a specific religion or the role and importance of a religion in history or geography, then the state board shall ensure that the reference does not amount to teaching any form of religious doctrine to the students.

See Raw Story and Rep. Butt’s website.

Beware the gentry: they don’t like your music!

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in West Oakland received a cease-and-desist letter from the city threatening them with $500 a day in fines plus a $3,500 nuisance fee, CBS San Francisco reports. Church members believe the sudden complaints about the choir are due to the fact the area is becoming gentrified.

When the rich techies move in, you’d better abide by their standards. One local Yuppie commented:

I paid good money for a 3000 square foot house in an underdeveloped neighborhood. All I’m trying to do is improve the community by getting the riffraff out. Hell, if they’re not making in the mid-six figures, they have no business being here anyway. Besides, after I put in a 70-hour week at the office, I’m entitled to party hearty on Saturday night. Then, on Sunday morning, I usually wake up with a massive hangover and have to put up with these idiots and their awful “gospel” music. If they won’t keep it down, we’ll get City Hall to chase them the fuck out of here.

Source: Singing while black: Oakland choir threatened with ‘nuisance’ fines after tech workers enter neighborhood