Leftist Media Lying About Likely Domestic Terrorists

So, a couple days ago, the “protestors” at the Dakota Access Pipeline had another incident with the cops and private security at the construction site.  The two versions of what happened are in stark contrast to one another.  One is based on reality, while the other is entirely fictional and written by people who know nothing about law enforcement tactics or equipment.

Just to clear up one important fact before we get too far into this, because some folks have not been paying attention to what is going on with this incident: the pipeline is being constructed on private property, not tribal lands.

Here are some quotes from the “Anti Media” piece that was written on the incident.  Feel free to read the entire piece to make sure I’m not just pulling quotes out of context to make them look stupid.

“The month-long standoff between Native American ‘water protectors’ and militarized law enforcement saw a dramatic escalation as water cannons, tear gas, rubber bullets, concussion grenades, armored vehicles, and other “less than lethal” weapons were used against the protesters after they cleared an abandoned vehicle that acted as a roadblock on a nearby bridge.”

“But perhaps the most egregious act was when a concussion grenade fired by police struck activist Sophia Wilansky in the arm, tearing it apart. In photos taken after the incident, bone could be seen where the flesh was torn away (photos are not included because they are too graphic). Her arm may need to be amputated due to the injuries.”

“In light of this overwhelmingly violent crackdown by U.S. law enforcement, one would expect the media to be up in arms with their coverage of Standing Rock. I mean, chemical weapons (tear gas), grenades, assault weapons, water cannons, and street tanks are being deployed against peaceful Americans in America. But the media’s coverage is apathetic. In fact, most outlets are downplaying the violence there.”

So that is what these folks are pushing as the “truth.”  Even though I was not there, I can only see one allegation they make that I partially agree with, and that is the very last line that I quoted.  There is indeed violence occurring there, but not like they are insinuating, but more on that later.

The following screen grab shows the injuries the “protester” received and the text in which they attempt to claim how she received those injuries.

Before moving on, I need to address a few of the completely moronic comments from this ridiculously biased pile of trash.

First, there is no such thing as “DAPL Police.” Law enforcement agencies are government entities; they are not employed by a private company building a pipeline.  While there may indeed be private security contractors working at that location, insinuating they are “police” is completely dishonest.  Also, there are indeed law enforcement officers working there too, but they are not employed by the pipeline.  You sound like a complete idiot if you cannot even get simple matters like this correct.

Second, nothing about this sentence, “a concussion grenade fired by police struck activist Sophia Wilansky in the arm, tearing it apart” is based on reality.  Cops do not use “concussion grenades,” but we do use flashbang grenades, which are a diversionary device.  Flashbangs are handheld and thrown, they are not “fired” or launched from anything.  Even if you were to be hit with one, it would not be flying with enough force to do the type of damage that was inflicted.  It would hurt like hell, but would be similar to getting hit with a large rock.  When a flashbang goes off, it DOES NOT FRAGMENT.  The heavy steel body is extensively ventilated and when they go off, they make a very loud bang and emit a very bright flash of light.  Other than the possibility of receiving a burn if you were too close, or receiving hearing damage, they do not cause injuries.  However, in my 20 years in law enforcement, I have seen injuries very similar to those on a number of occasions, and they were never from blunt force impacts.  Every time I saw them, they were the results of some dirtbag making explosives (pipe bombs or CO2 canister bombs) and accidentally blowing themselves up.  Just saying.

And just to be clear, Anti Media are not the only leftist media sources pushing this fictional version.  RT, HuffPo, EcoWatchRT again, and the list goes on.  Even some celebrities decided to jump in on Twitter and share their ignorance on the matter with the world.

Moving on…

The Daily Caller ran a piece on the same incident and it was a much more balanced article than any of those others.  In fact, it included information from both sides of the incident, not just the “protesters” as the Anti Media piece does.  Rather than me quoting it, because nothing in the Daily Caller piece is utterly ridiculous requiring quotations, you should just read the entire, reasonably short article.

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Then lastly, we have a piece by Bob Owens over at BearingArms.com.  Bob did some digging and his article sheds a ton of light on the situation.  Not only does the information he gathered sound more realistic, it actually would explain the amount of damage received by that “protester.”  You see folks, remnants of several likely improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were recovered from the scene.  To get more of the real facts, read the whole article.

If you ever used to listen to Paul Harvey, then you are familiar with his signature line, “and you know the rest of the story.”

The only thing I would add to what Bob wrote is, don’t be surprised when the feds arrest Sophia Wilansky after she gets out of the hospital, likely minus a left arm.

(hat tip to Alan G. for the links)

Sterling, Black Lives Matter & Dallas

Last night very crappy night for law enforcement and for gun owners, because I guarantee gun grabbers will try to use this incident to push gun control.

Let’s start at the beginning.

Tuesday morning July 5, Alton Sterling was shot and killed by two white cops in Louisiana early.

Let’s take a quick look at what we know about that shooting, which happened to be captured in 2 separate cell phone videos.  Sterling was a 37 year old black man who was currently on probation.  He was a convicted sex offender (sex with a minor).  Had priors for domestic battery, unauthorized entry, aggravated battery, criminal damage to property, and for failing to register as a sex offender.  He had served 5 years in prison for possession of drugs and an illegal gun.

At the time of the incident, he was selling CDs in front of a convenience store where he got into an altercation with someone, during which he pulled out a gun prompting someone to call the cops.

He was physically described by the caller to the cops.

The cops got there and contacted Sterling because he matched the description.  Sterling refused to comply, got tased twice, then tackled.

During the physical struggle with the two officers, one officer discovered the gun in Sterling’s pocket and announced “he’s got a gun!”

The other officer drew his gun and pointed it at sterling and said “hey bro, you fucking move and I swear to God!”

Sterling continued to fight, and in one of the two videos he can be seen reaching toward his right hip despite the officer attempting to control his hand.

The officer fires, shooting him several times, in the chest, not the head as many have claimed.  Immediately after the shooting, in one of the 2 videos, one of the cops can be seen removing a gun from Sterling’s right front pants pocket.

So, let’s get this straight, this is the asshole, an idiot who played a huge roll in his own demise, that Black Lives Matter has decided to defend and protest for.

13567231_114040665696326_8712523002262218402_nBlack Lives Matter social media accounts blew up again.  They began screaming about the racist cops murdering another young black man.  All the normal BS.
At 11:10 am on July 6th, this image was posted on Facebook.

I first saw it 5 hours after it had been posted.  I reported it and I shared it on my FB page asking folks to help get it removed.

It has been reported thousands of times over the last several days, yet Facebook refuses to remove it saying it does not violate the community standards against promoting violence.

FB2Are you freaking kidding me???  How does that image, an image depicting one person
standing behind another, and cutting that person’s throat with a knife, how does that possibly NOT violate those standards?

Then last night, July 7, Dallas police were working a Black Lives Matter protest, because as we all know, nothing could possibly go wrong at a Black Lives Matter protest.

This was a protest for Alton Sterling.

Four gunmen, completely unprovoked, opened fire on the cops.  In total, 10 cops were shot, and at this time, 5 of them have died.

Yet, despite all the bullshit rhetoric spewed by all the racist, cop haters from the lowliest Black Lives Matter moron all the way up to Barack Obama, those horrible evil cops, who just had 5 of their brothers murdered, they took the 3 of the 4 suspects into custody, alive, resisting every urge that I know they had, to end those worthless sacks of crap where they stood.  The fourth died in a shootout with the cops.

I really am at a loss for words to describe how I feel right now.

First, Black Lives Matter is a terrorist group.  They meet every single criteria for it as laid out by the FBI.  The following is the FBI’s definition of terrorism:

“The unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.”

It is about damned time they officially be labeled as a terrorist organization.

Secondly, Facebook needs to be held culpable in the deaths of those officers.  Their complete refusal to remove images and posts calling for the murder of police allowed the people who committed this act to spread their agenda.  Facebook is helping terrorists spread their agenda.  They need to be held accountable.

Lastly, President Obama bears some guilt in this whole situation as well.  He has fanned the flames of cop hate and racism since he took office.  Hell, a few months ago, he had invited members of Black Lives Matter to the white house where he praised them.  Just yesterday, he was publicly commenting about the Alton Sterling shooting.  How long until we hear him make a statement denouncing Black Lives Matter?  How long until we hear him name these officers who were murdered in cold blood by a group of racist black men?  I’m sure as hell not holding my breath.  That is a long wait for a train that history tells me aint coming.