Three stories, otherwise unrelated, that show outrageous, shocking, unacceptable behaviors—all of which are entirely to be expected.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today received information that individuals planned to use a variety of items or props to disrupt legislative proceedings at the Texas Capitol.
During these inspections, DPS officers have thus far discovered one jar suspected to contain urine, 18 jars suspected to contain feces, and three bottles suspected to contain paint. All of these items – as well as significant quantities of feminine hygiene products, glitter and confetti possessed by individuals – were required to be discarded; otherwise those individuals were denied entry into the gallery.
In case you forgot where they got such an idea:
Among the items police seized during the Democratic convention were bags of feces stockpiled in LoDo and an estimated 200 bottles of urine in a vacant house, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s office revealed today.
Training manuals posted online by some protest groups, alerted city officials to the potential that protesters might use human waste and stockpiles of bricks and rocks, as well as other tactics, to disrupt the convention, the mayor said.
On Aug. 24, police found “multiple bags of feces,” the mayor’s statement said. And on Aug. 26, a vacant house containing an estimated 200 bottles of urine was found.
“We had a lot of eyes and ears looking for this stuff, and they knew what to look for,” said Sue Cobb, the mayor’s spokesperson.
We all know what to look for. Hardly need dogs to sniff out the stuff.
Anyway, story No. 2 [Hat tip, if you can call it that, to reader Yerushalimey]
A judge condemned the police and social services yesterday for missing ‘tell-tale signs’ which allowed a paedophile ring to sexually torture girls as young as 11 for eight years.
The paedophile network groomed more than 50 vulnerable girls in Oxford between 2004 and 2012 with gifts, alcohol and drugs before subjecting them to extreme physical and sexual violence.
They used knives, meat cleavers and baseball bats to inflict severe pain on the girls for their twisted pleasure.
‘On occasions, the depravity was extreme. You targeted the young girls because they were vulnerable, underage and out of control.
‘You subjected them to repeated abuse. This was a pattern that repeated itself over and over again.’
The judge said the sick crimes had had a devastating effect on the girls’ parents who ‘were made to feel powerless when their child became entangled in true evil’.
The gang – five of Pakistani origin and two of Eritrean heritage – were last month found guilty of a string of offences, including 23 rapes, 15 conspiracy to rape charges, nine charges of arranging child prostitution, five of internal trafficking for sexual exploitation and four of sexual activity with a child.
Life sentences were handed to Akhtar Dogar, 32, and his brother Anjum, 31, who were both jailed for a minimum of 17 years, Mohammed Karrar, 38, who will serve a minimum of 20 years, his brother Bassam, 33, jailed for a minimum of 15 years and Kamar Jamil, 27, jailed for a minimum of 12 years. Assad Hussain, 32, and Zeeshan Ahmed, 27, were jailed for seven years.
Judge Rook singled out Mohammed Karrar for the ‘dreadful offences’ he committed against the girls.
The mother of Girl “C” told the British newspaper The Guardian that she had begged social services staff to rescue her daughter from the rape gang. She said that her daughter’s abusers had threatened to cut the girl’s face off and promised to slit the throats of her family members. She said that they had been forced to leave their home after the men had threatened to decapitate family members.
Despite irrefutable evidence that the girls were being sexually abused, no one — according to a report published by the House of Commons on June 5 — acted to draw all the facts together, apparently due to fears by police and social workers that they would be accused of racism against Muslims.
I wouldn’t say that the depravity of this behavior could be termed “typical” for any religious or socioeconomic group. But the threatened punishments—slit throats, beheadings, facial maiming—certainly fit a pattern.
As does the paralysis of the police and social services when presented with evidence of such savagery. Political correctness typically allows abuses of all kinds, even atypical abuses.
The White House held a background briefing Friday to discuss Obamacare implementation with a handful of journalists from liberal and progressive outlets.
Yglesias, who publicly cheered the death of conservative activist Andrew Breitbart, is known as a member of a tight-knit circle of progressive bloggers that includes Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein and low-rated MSNBC host Chris Hayes.
Klein and Hayes garnered conservative criticism in 2011 for attending an off-the-record White House briefing at which Obama disclosed his strategy on the temporary payroll tax holiday. Klein also set off a round of controversy in November 2011 for briefing Senate Democratic staffers on the super committee.
Almost as typical as a half-Saturday spent on the golf course. Nothing wrong with it—certainly nothing as wrong as rape, sexual slavery, and child abuse—but dispiritingly typical.
PS: This was my originally-intended story No. 3:
At least one member of the New Black Panther party hopes George Zimmerman is found guilty and murdered in prison.
“Anything less than death for George Zimmerman is not justice,” Kojo Kayrallah told The Daily Caller Friday afternoon. Kayrallah, who identified himself as the Chief of Staff for the state of Florida said he and his group were here in Sanford seeking “justice for Trayvon.”
When asked if death in prison was satisfactory, Kayrallah said “praise be to God.”
Brother James Muhammad also spoke to The Daily Caller saying “we’re not advocating any acts of violence against anyone in prison or out of prison.” But he added that there’s “always that possibility” that a “child killer” would face that fate of death behind bars.
Kayrallah is part of the NBPP faction out of Jacksonville who issued a citizen’s arrest order and placed a $10,000 bounty on George Zimmerman’s head — “dead or alive” — last year before his arrest.
Typical behavior, you ask? Oh yes: