Sunday, September 25, 2016

Keith Lamont Scott Shooting Local Officers Voice Their Opinion It's A Goôd Shoot

LlCMPD Officers tell CP Tuesday's unfortunate encounter with Keith Scott was a "good shoot" a term meaning officers where within their right to use deadly force.

Based on water cooler conversations and the same video footage available to the public, most believe Officers had little choice but to stop the threat.

Confronted with an unholstered weapon, held by an unknown, and noncompliant suspect, who is given several repetitive simple commands "DROP THE GUN" all feel CMPD officers were within their lawful right to use deadly force.

In the above frame CMPD Officers note the empty ankle holster on his right leg, apparently a gun  held in his right hand, just low/inside his thigh. 

Even at the point where Mr. Scott moves out of frame and still in a non threat stance they acted lawfully. A couple officers have said based on rumors, that only when he made a sudden turn (we don't see) did they fire. 

Still a few question Mr. Scott's ability to process the commands. 

As with so many tragic situations it is a long chain of events as far back as Mr. Scott's arrest and conviction on weapons charges years ago. Even the discussion of TBI has come into play.

Many questions remain, what are yours?

CP's take he does indeed look very confused disoriented, which makes this a very tragic and sad event.

Beyond the shoot, I have no idea how we can move back from the protests and riots, no doubt the election rhetoric and voices out of Washington from The White House and DOJ have something to do with it.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Zombies Protesting In Charlotte

Antonio Burris 

It is hard not to judge, but what sort of idiot would take to the streets crowded with 100s of police officers while "riding dirty" with a pocket full of heroin? Apparently quite a few didn't think anything of it. But, Antonio Burris took stupid to a new level by repeatedly taunting police all the while "holding" heroin and the proper "drug paraphernalia" to take a hit or too if the night got too stressful.

Seriously you have to be a zombie not to care that any one of these officers might pull your sorry ass over one night.

Justin Carr

Riots and Looting is all fun and games until someone decides to "settle a beef" figuring in all the confusion no one will notice, that you just "popped some muther funker dead in the head".

Busting a cap in a crowd might have seen like a fool proof cover, except Charlotte is video camera nirvana with cameras, hundreds of them focused on Uptown streets.

First CP wants to acknowledge the unknown bystanders who rushed to aid the mortally wounded Justin Carr as well as CMPD Officers and Medic who stepped up to try and save his life.

The thug who apparently (taking the innocent until proven guilty high road) pulled the trigger Rayquan Borum is no stranger to CMPD or the courts. Another human turd who avoided prison thanks to a Justice system that never really dealt with his crimes. Sure the cops arrest him and the revolving door just dumps him back out on the streets to reoffend with ever increasing violence.

Once again proof our judicial system is out of control.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

In Case You Missed It Keith Scott's Troubled Past

From The Christan Times:

The friends and family of Keith Lamont Scott, the African-American Charlotte man shot and killed by police this week, portray him as a “family man” and “likable.”  However, new details are emerging about Scott’s troubled past, his many encounters with law enforcement, and the reason behind his six year stay in a Bexar County, Texas prison just a decade ago.

Scott had a long police record that included gun violations.  Christian Times Newspaperhas learned, and it has been confirmed by the Charlotte Observer, that Scott was convicted in April 2004 of a misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon charge in Mecklenburg County, and other charges were dismissed: including felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault on a female, and communicating threats.  Scott was also charged with assault with intent to kill in 1995.

The most shocking find in Scott’s record, however, is what occurred in Bexar County, Texas in 2005.  In March of that year, Scott was sentenced to 15 months in state prison for evading arrest, and in July, he was consecutively sentenced to seven years on a conviction of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Sources are now coming forward and alleging that those two separate convictions are in fact related, and they both have to do with a confrontation between Scott and Bexar County Police in early 2005.

One source, who asked CTN to refrain from using her name to protect her identity, told reporters that Scott fired a handgun at San Antonio police officers when they attempted to detain him in February 2005 after noticing that he was driving erratically.  (Scott had a history of drunk driving, according to court records).

Allegedly, as the officers approached Scott’s black Ford sedan, he fired two rounds from the driver’s seat and then sped away.  Neither of the officers was hit, and they proceeded to give chase and detain Scott several blocks away.

While Scott did leave the gun in his passenger’s seat when he attempted to run on-foot, he did, according to our source, assault one officer by punching him in the face.

Scott was released from Texas state prison in 2011.

In a press conference on Thursday, Charlotte police chief Kerr Putney declined to release the dash cam footage of the shooting, saying it did not provide “absolute” evidence that Scott pointed a weapon at Charlotte police officers earlier this week.

Judging by his record, however, it wouldn’t be the first time that Keith Lamont Scott has found himself pointing a gun at police officers.

This story is developing, and CTN will bring you more as we have it.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Nothing Says Long Hot Summer Like A Race Riot Except....

Call it what you like, a gathering, protest, unrest, riot, or "race riot".

A prefect storm of conditions came together to give Charlotte its first all out riot in, well actually Charlotte's first real riot ever.

Think about that, first real riot EVER!

Not during the turbulent 60's or strife littered busing and court ordered integration days of the early 70's has Charlotte has a real full blown riot.

Charlotte has been void of riots, so of course CMPD was quick to declare that "Outside Agitators" had arrived.

Outside of where? They certainly did just drive down from Baltimore or catch a bus from St. Louis? Did someone charter a plane and fly a bunch of trouble makers in from the west coast? When did the "Boyz" from Compton decide that they had to come to Charlotte?

Sorry Virginia there is no Santa Claus, and Charlotte's night of mayhem is not magic rather it is a big thank you for all the transplanted thugs and hood rats who have migrated to the queen city due it our very generous welfare and social needs programs.

"Come to Charlotte free stuff for your entire family and... we are close to WalMart." "Yo GTG we be heading to Wally Mart right now gonna get me a 60 inch flat screen tonight!"

So where are the "Black Leaders" when all hell is breaking out on the streets of North East Charlotte?

Other than a timid tweet last night the Mayor Jennifer Robert's is talking about HB2 and the tranny bathroom cause and not calling for calm.

After a night of violent protests in Charlotte, chief Putney tried dispel rumors about what happened to Keith Lamont Scott.

Scott, a father of seven, was killed by CMPD Offices in an apartment complex parking lot as officers looked for another man named in a warrant they were trying to serve.

His family said Scott, an African-American, was unarmed and sitting in his car reading a book, waiting for his son to come home from school.

But Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said Scott exited his car with a gun, not a book. The Chief said officers couldn't find a book at the scene. "It's time for the voiceless majority to stand up and be heard," the police chief, who is also black, said Wednesday. "It's time to change the narrative because I can tell you from the facts that the story's a little bit different as to how it's been portrayed so far, especially through social media."

According to the CMPD Chief: "We found gun, not book" CMPD Chief Kerr Putney has stated that both evidence at the scene and witnesses support police claims that Scott was armed.

According to MSM reports Officers repeatedly told Scott to drop his gun, when he did not comply Officer Brentley Vinson shot him.

Keith Lamont Scott died of his wounds on the way to CMC Main.

Here's where it gets murky, Putney who is often described as an "Uncle Tom" said he was not certain whether Scott pointed his gun at officers because wait for it "; Vinson was not wearing a body camera at the time". Seriously you've got to be kidding? No body camera? Wasn't that the big budget item approved by Charlotte City Council in the aftermath of the Jonathan Ferrell shooting?

CP is hearing however that Scott is seen exiting the car with a gun in his hand on a CMPD dash cam video.

Cedar's Take: They best release the video pronto, I don't give a rats ass what the state law says. Release it or else all hell will continue.

If they don't release it I can only say we are again left to question the transparency of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department. And the thugs capitalize on this lack of openness.

At least Officer Vinson wasn't thrown under the bus just hours after his deadly encounter. I'm sure race had nothing to do with that decision. Right? Right?

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Idiots Among Us - Neighborhood Morons Clueless About Storm Drains And Dog Poop

I live among idiots - You would think owning a nice home in a nice crime free neighborhood would put some distance between you and the morons that plague the world. Wrong! They are your neighbors wherever you live.

I love dogs, and know most of my neighbors by their dogs. Many I don't know their name, only the names of their dogs. 

But for one individual, his/her/their stupidity gives all dogs and by association dog owners a bad name.

IDIOT ALERT! - This is not a place to toss your dog's bag of poop!

But for one of my neighbors it all seems like a logical place to toss that nasty plastic bag of doggie doo.

So this NEWS FLASH is for you Einstein. 

When in rains in our neighborhood, (as it does all over Charlotte) the water from the street runs down a curb and gutter along the edge of the street into the storm drain, which empties in to a concert pipe that sends the water after 100 feet down a dry creek bed behind my house and eventually into Four Mile Creek, then McAlpine Creek then the Catawaba River and then 200 miles down stream the Atlantic Ocean.

That pipe dumps the street rain water run off (aka storm water) along with your dog shit into my back yard! The water keeps moving but your bag of dog shit gets left behind.

Yep that's your bag of crap floating across my backyard.

This is not a once a year event but every time it rains that a couple of your bags of shit show up in my back yard or my neighbor's back yard. 

If it doesn't stop soon I'm going to need a lawyer and a new baseball bat. 

Just saying!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

US Coast Guard Cutter Makes Quite A Splash

 U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle arrived in Charleston this week, attracting crowds and conducting tours.

But the vessel making the big splash wasn't the 3 masted tall ship rather Charleston's largest Coast  Guard vessel the 400 foot Hamilton.

Apparently not wanting to be upstaged by the eloquent Eagle Hamilton departed Charleston Harbor making a high speed run past the Eagle and Patriots Point Marina on Friday evening.

The 15 foot rolling bow wave hit the marina, home to several hundred yachts with such force that it caused countless boats to receive damage.

According to witnesses, the wake of Cutter Hamilton sent people on the dock feeing for their lives. As the huge wave crashed into the marina it tossed small boats around like toys and put a huge crack in the hull of a 80 foot Horizon motor yacht.  

One charter boat captain called the ship to say their high speed pass just waked an entire Marina. TheHamilton's  crew responded with a short "What Marina?", of course by the time the crew of the Hamiton noticed the marina it was already 2 miles behind them. 

Coast Guard Sector Charleston's radio came alive as boaters ramped up their anger. VHF Radio Channel 17 with a phalanx of obscenity laced tirades. Eventually Secton Charleston radio watch hailed the cutter asking them to switch to a secure frequency.

Saturday found Coast Guard staff calling boaters who had logged formal complaints. Apparently the commander of the ship called a dozen owners offering his apology.

Claims for damages could easily top $100,000.00 said a marina staff member.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Media Madness Why Do They Hype Airline Incidents

Nothing grinds my gears more than the never ending hype and error filled reporting of aircraft mishaps.

To the talking heads, all small planes are flown by inexperienced pilots and all airlines are flown by highly experienced pilots. 

They believe planes "fall out of the sky" Explode on impact and the FAA is always investigating.

A recent midflight emergency unleashed a flood of tweets, none where clear or accurate.

"Damaged", "Blows Apart" or "Fell Apart" what is your pick? Correctly deemed an un-contained turbine failure an event that while rare is one that pilots train for and that engines are built to virtually eliminate and in this case come apart without damaging the aircraft.

Truth is this sort of failure could have been tragic, but news media is so poor at reporting aircraft accidents that they seldom get the facts right.

But it doesn't matter viewer numbers and ratings are all about the Benjamins .

Media Madness Why Do They Hype Airline Incidents

Nothing grinds my gears more than the never ending hype and error filled reporting of aircraft mishaps.

To the talking heads, all small planes are flown by inexperienced pilots and all airlines are flown by highly experienced pilots. 

They believe planes "fall out of the sky" Explode on impact and the FAA is always investigating.

A recent midflight emergency unleashed a flood of tweets, none where clear or accurate.

"Damaged", "Blows Apart" or "Fell Apart" what is your pick? Correctly deemed an un-contained turbine failure an event that while rare is one that pilots train for and that engines are built to virtually eliminate and in this case come apart without damaging the aircraft.

Truth is this sort of failure could have been tragic, but news media is so poor at reporting aircraft accidents that they seldom get the facts right.

But it doesn't matter viewer numbers and ratings are all about the Benjamins .

Monday, August 29, 2016

Monday Odds and Ends MTV VMA Edition

The President of the Undted States has called Kayne West as Jackass. 

That often over looked event shifted the world of politics so now refferi g to someone as Crooked, Satan, Lying! Psychopath Loser, or whatever is acceptable. 

So given Mr. West's need for attention MTV's VMA producers gave the Jackass and open mike to say whatever he wanted.

Here's what he said the complete text word for word:

"I am Kanye West, and that feels especially great to say this year. I came here to present my new video, but before I do that, I'mma talk. Now, later tonight, 'Famous' might lose to Beyoncé, but I can’t be mad. I'm always wishing for Beyoncé to win, so.

But for people to understand just how blessed we are... It was an expression of our now, our fame right now, us on the inside of the TV. You know, just to put... the audacity to put Anna Wintour right next to Donald Trump. I mean, like, I put Ray J in it, bro. This is fame, bro! Like, I see you Amber. My wife is a G. Not a lot of peoples' wives would let them say that right there. We came over in the same boat. Now we all in the same bed. Well, maybe different boats, but uh.

But if you think about last week, there were 22 people murdered in Chicago. You know, like, people come up to me like, 'Yeah, that's right! Take Taylor!' But bro, like, I love all y'all. That's why I called her.

So I was speaking at the Art Institute last year, and a kid came up to me and said ‘Three of my friends died, and I don’t know if I’m gonna be the next.’ And it has to, you know you have to think, like, when you’re a senior and it’s the last month and you just don’t feel like doing any more work. If you feel like you seeing people dying right next to you, you might feel like, what’s the point? You know like life could be like, starting to feel worthless in a way. I know times for me, I sit down and talk to older, like, like, rich people. You know, a.k.a. white, you know. And they tell me, 'Don't compare yourself to Steve Jobs. Don't compare yourself to Walt Disney,' and my friend Zekiah [sp?] told me... they tell me, 'Don't compare yourself to these people, right.' My friend Zekiah [sp?] told me there's three keys to keeping people impoverished: that's taking away their esteem, taking away their resources, and taking away their role models. My role models are artists, merchants. There's less than ten that I can name in history. Truman. Ford. Hughes. Disney. Jobs. West.

Bro. Bro! Tonight, we here to have fun. I'm standing in front of my idol, Puff Daddy. I'm standing in front of my wife, Kim Kardashian West. I'm standing in front of the future: Chance the Rapper, 2 Chainz, Jaden Smith. Bro, we are undeniably the influence, the thought leaders. I'm gonna play y'all a piece of my art, and I just hope y'all have a good time. Play that."

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Odds and Ends

Pastor Chris Ayers is upset someone would vandalize (edit) his sign in front of the Wedgewood Church on Tyvola Road. Odd that Ayers Church that boasts about being all inclusive would promote the racial divide of the Black Lives Matter crowd. 

Cedar's Take: The original messege "Stop disrespecting black people" misses the mark on so many fronts.

For the past 5 weeks this mess has stood in the middle of Sharon View Road just east of  Mountainbrook Drive in the SouthPark area.

Sometime during July a small sink hole had formed in the middle of Sharon View Road. Charlotte's DOT street crews quickly fixed the problem by placing two steel plates over it and creating alternate traffic lanes around the damaged asphalt. They even added a lighted self powered directional arrow sign. 

What they didn't do was mention to CMUD (now the prefer to be called Charlotte Water) that there was a water main leak in the middle of Sharon View Road. So for the last five weeks, water has been slowly gurgling away under the road. Thousands of gallons off water streaming across the pavement while car after car drove by.

Odd, given the thousands of cars that travel the road each week, countless residents who run and walk their dogs past the always wet street and no one through the to call Charlotte Water and say "hey y'all know there's a water leak over here?"

Cedar's Take:  We've become a city of zombies noticing nothing and assuming everything, believing big brother has got it all covered. We are doomed.

Cedar's Update: So on Sunday I tweeted the above photo and Monday AM, Charlote water responded with "where is this?" A few hours after providing the location another tweet, "thanks our crews are on the way".  

And sure enough this morning the flow had stopped and a track hoe had removed 3 dump trucks of rock and mud. A hole 20 feet deep and they were still digging.

Odd Encounter - So I'm in line at Chick-fil-a. One, of those line up around the building busy lines that happen at the chicken sandwich fast food icon at noon each day. In this where the lines merge from two different durections.

Everything is good, one car at a time everyone is letting one car merge into the line. When it comes to my turn to get in line, this 30 something woman in the main line is having none of this pattern of cooperation and politeness.

So after getting inches away from her car it's clear she's not going to yield. So I wave her on and silently hope she chokes on her food.

I continue to follow along behind Miss Rude as the line slowly circles the building. Apparently guilt started taking its toll, because when I get to the window to pay I'm told she bought my lunch. 

What the ???

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Jordan Dumont - A Sad and Familiar Script

You knew from the "get go" as they say in Gaston County, where this story was heading, but you really hoped for a surprising outcome.

Tuesday afternoon police charged the mother's boyfriend, William Joseph McCullen, with first-degree murder of little Jordan Dumont.

Police believe the toddler was dead before she was put in the woods.

This afternoon police and the FBI remained at the home and in the woods behind the home collecting evidence. Volunteers who had gathered to help find the girl early in the day didn't want to leave hoping against hope that something would change. Perhaps they found comfort in their shared grief.

The mother Jaylene Dumont was no stranger to police, who have made a trip to the home that she shared with her boyfriend "Billy" 49 times over the past 3 years. Police say she is not a suspect at this time.

On Monday and Tuesday Gaston County police fire and medic as well as more than 100 volunteers searched for 3 year old Jordan before suspending the search over night. The search resumed at daybreak with police finding her body partially hidden in the woods behind her home just before 11 am.

The story is always the same, the mother is at work and the low life boy friend left at home to watch the child drinking beer watching television. The child goes missing and the boyfriend claims he was asleep. The mother comes home and becomes hysterical, the boyfriend does his best act concerned.

The cops show up and they already know they are looking at a killer. They too hope otherwise, but they know.

You can dismiss a lot of the violence you see in the news, but this is hard to wipe away.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

NoDa Runner Kidnaped Mugged And So Much More

From the "Local" Paper:

A man was jogging early Wednesday morning when four assailants knocked him to the ground on North Davidson Street, forced him into a vehicle and drove him to his home in Charlotte, authorities said.

The intruders threatened to shoot and kill Drake Margolnick on the drive to the home in north Charlotte.

"The gun didn't leave my head,” Margolnick, 29, said. ”He kept pushing it in."

Margolnick told Channel 9 that the gunman held the weapon to his head while the others went inside the home.

The robbers stole electronics, then drove Margolnick away and dropped him off near the 3800 block of Monroe Road.

They made him lie on the ground and once again threatened his life, he said.

"They made me lie in this little creek area and told me to put my hands behind my head,” he said. “They told me they were going to kill me, so I was waiting to get shot, really."

Margolnick's roommate, who was home at the time, remained asleep during the robbery.

Margolnick was not seriously hurt and no arrests have been made..

"I feel great," Margolnick said."(It) definitely gives you that (new) lease on life feeling."

Cedar's Take: Still no arrests, no witnesses, no description, and not much to go on except this over the top story by the Vic. 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Fall Out Over HB2 Continues But Wait.....

The list of companies and entertainers canceling shows, conventions and events is long and repulsive. The NBA pulling out is beyond comprehension. 

All of this because the poor maligned LGBT crowned doesnt feel safe being required to use their gender assigned restroom in North Carolina.

Yet of all the cancelations and boycotts just who isn't jumping on the PC bandwagon? The very people everyone else is trying to show solidarity behind.

Yep that's right kiddos Miss Gay North Carolina pagent will go on this weekend as planned right here in the heart of homophobic North Carolina. Hysterical that the loudest voices, those crying discrimation and pleading fir support of their course aren't concerned enough to join the boycott. 

Apparently North Carolina's backwards laws aren't that big of a deal after all, 

Doesn't the NBA look stupid now? 

Sunday, August 7, 2016

If Hillary Was A Drunken Sailor She'd Sound Like This

From Hillary Clinton in her own words via Patroit Post:

Hillary is under fire for feigning a "Southern" down-home accent when addressing a black congregation recently.
But to know the real Hillary, the words she uses are much more telling than how she says them.
Here is a compilation of published quotes from those who have firsthand knowledge.
"Put this on the ground! I left my sunglasses in the limo. I need those sunglasses. We need to go back!"  - (From the book "Dereliction of Duty" p. 71-72 - Hillary to Marine One helicopter pilot to turn back while en route to Air Force One.)
"A right-wing network was after his presidency...including perverting the Constitution." - (To Barbara Walters about the Republicans who impeached her husband; 20/20, ABC 6/8/2003.)
"Son of a bitch." - (From the book "American Evita" by Christopher Anderson, p. 259 - Hillary's opinion of President George W. Bush when she found out he secretly visited Iraq just days before her highly publicized trip to Iraq)
"Where is the G**d**n f***ing flag? I want the G**d**n f***ing flag up every f***ing morning at f***ing sunrise." - (From the book "Inside The White House" by Ronald Kessler, p. 244 - Hillary to the staff at the Arkansas Governor's mansion on Labor Day, 1991)
"You sold out, you mother f***er! You sold out!" - From the book "Inside" by Joseph Califano, p. 213 - Hillary yelling at Democrat lawyer.
"It's been said, and I think it's accurate, that my husband was obsessed by terrorism in general and al-qaida in particular." - (Hillary telling a post-9/11 world what a 'great' commander in chief her husband was; Dateline, NBC 4/16/2004.)
"I have to admit that a good deal of what my husband and I have learned [about Islam] has come from our daughter." - ( 8/8/1999 - Hillary at a White House function, proudly tells some Muslim groups she is gaining a greater appreciation of Islam because Chelsea was then taking a class on the "religion of peace")
"F**k off! It's enough that I have to see you shit-kickers every day, I'm not going to talk to you too!! Just do your G*damn job and keep your mouth shut." - (From the book "American Evita" by Christopher Anderson, p. 90 - Hillary to her State Trooper bodyguards after one of them greeted her with "Good morning."
"You f***ing idiot." - (From the book "Crossfire" p. 84 - Hillary to a State Trooper who was driving her to an event.)
"If you want to remain on this detail, get your f***ing ass over here and grab those bags!" - (From the book "The First Partner" p. 259 - Hillary to a Secret Service Agent who was reluctant to carry her luggage because he wanted to keep his hands free in case of an incident.)
"Get f***ed! Get the f**k out of my way!!! Get out of my face!!!" - (From the book "Hillary's Scheme" p. 89 - Hillary's various comments to her Secret Service detail agents.)
"Stay the f**k back, stay the f**k away from me! Don't come within ten yards of me, or else! Just f***ing do as I say, Okay!!!?" - (From the book "Unlimited Access", by Clinton FBI Agent in Charge, Gary Aldrige, p. 139 - Hillary screaming at her Secret Service detail.)
"Many of you are well enough off that [President Bush's] tax cuts may have helped you. We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to have to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - (Hillary grandstanding at a fund raising speech in San Francisco; 6/28/2004.)
"Why do I have to keep proving to people that I am not a liar?!" - (From the book "The Survivor," by John Harris, p. 382 - Hillary in her 2000 Senate campaign)
"Where's the miserable c**k sucker?" - (From the book "The Truth About Hillary" by Edward Klein, p. 5 - Hillary shouting at a Secret Service officer)
"No matter what you think about the Iraq war, there is one thing we can all agree on for the next days - we have to salute the courage and bravery of those who are risking their lives to vote and those brave Iraqi and American soldiers fighting to protect their right to vote. - (Was posted on Hillary Clinton's web site on 1/28/05)
"What are you doing inviting these people into my home? These people are our enemies! They are trying to destroy us!" - (From the book "The Survivor" by John Harris, p. 99 - Hillary screaming to an aide, when she found out that some Republicans had been invited to the Clinton White House)
"I mean, you've got a conservative and right-wing press presence with really nothing on the other end of the political spectrum." - (C-Span, 1/19/1997 - Hillary complains about the mainstream media, which are all conservatives in her opinion)
"Come on Bill, put your d**k up! You can't f**k her here!!" - (From the book "Inside The White House" by Ronald Kessler, p. 243 - Hillary to Gov. Clinton when she spots him talking with an attractive female at an Arkansas political rally)
You know, I'm going to start thanking the woman who cleans the restroom in the building I work in. I'm going to start thinking of her as a human being -Hillary Clinton - (From the book "The Case Against Hillary Clinton" by Peggy Noonan, p. 55)
"You show people what you're willing to fight for when you fight your friends." - (From the book "The Agenda" by Bob Woodward, ch. 14)
"We are at a stage in history in which remolding society is one of the great challenges facing all of us in the West." - (From the book "I've Always Been A Yankee Fan" by Thomas D. Kuiper, p. 119 - During her 1993 commencement address at the University of Texas)
"The only way to make a difference is to acquire power"  - (From the book "I've Always Been A Yankee Fan" by Thomas D. Kuiper, p. 68 - Hillary to a friend before starting law school.)
"We just can't trust the American people to make those types of choices.... Government has to make those choices for people" - (From the book "I've Always Been A Yankee Fan" by Thomas D. Kuiper, p. 20 - Hillary to Rep. Dennis Hastert in 1993 discussing her expensive, disastrous taxpayer-funded health care plan)
"I am a fan of the social policies that you find in Europe" Hillary in 1996" - (From the book "I've Always Been A Yankee Fan" by Thomas D. Kuiper, p. 76 - Hillary in 1996)

File This Under "Stupid Is As Stupid Does"

There's a lot of talk about how Black Lives Matter and how racial profiling by police is unfair to African Americans. Well, ok. But how do you explain this amount of stupid?

From WBTV:

Five people were arrested Friday night after trying to break into an uptown Charlotte townhouse twice, but the second time police were inside investigating the first break-in.

Friday evening, a man reportedly came home to find people inside his townhouse on Garden District Drive, in the middle of a burglary. He was able to back out of his home, without them noticing he was there, and call 911, according to officers.

"I can just imagine him walking in there, not noticing that. It'd be a much different situation," said Kathryn Ruland, a neighbor concerned after this break-in.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrived while the two were still in the house and arrested them. Police identified the two as 33-year-old Johnny Penny and 24-year-old Javonte Cathcart.

Without knowing that police were still inside the townhouse investigating the break-in, three more people returned to try to break into the home about two hours later. Officers said the three tried to run away, but were quickly apprehended. 

Malik Long, 20, Khalil Wallace, 22, and Jamaka Culbreath, 16, face charges in the second attempted break-in. 

Penny and Cathcart both face felony breaking and enter and attempted larceny charges. Long also faces felony breaking and entering charges as well as possession of stolen goods charges. Culbreath was charged with possession of stolen goods.

Wallace was charged with breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods, larceny of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of marijuana.

After hearing about this, neighbors say they're now going to be extra alert.

"You hear stuff like this, and you have to be more precautious even in a nice neighborhood like this," said Jhane Johnson, who also lives near the house where this break-in happened.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Navy Veteran's Open Letter To Hillary Clintoon's Hack Khizr Khan

Dear Mr. Khan,

I want to preface this letter by stating that I respect your son’s sacrifice for this great nation. By all accounts, he is a true hero that sacrificed himself in service to our country. For that I am thankful.

As a veteran, I watched your comments at the Democratic National Convention with a mixture of sadness, and anger. The United States has a military comprised of volunteers. Every single member has made the conscious choice to join the military and serve. There is not a single service member who has been forced into service. 

It is important for all service members (and apparently, their families) to understand that service to this great nation does not imbue one with special privileges or rights. I found your comments troubling when you said: “Have you ever been to Arlington cemetery? Go look at the graves of brave patriots who died defending the United States of America. You will see all faiths, genders and ethnicities. You have sacrificed nothing and no one.”

Does it matter whether Mr. Trump has sacrificed “…nothing and no one?”…has Ms. Clinton “..sacrificed” for this nation? How about Mr. Obama? Your comment stating that Mr. Trump “…has sacrifice no one” is alarming. Are you intimating that YOU sacrificed? Sir, your son willingly sacrificed himself. As a father I cannot imagine the pain you must feel but his sacrifice is his own. He was not forced to serve.

I am troubled that you would allow a party that has little more than contempt for the US Service Member to parade you into the DNC to denounce Donald Trump. Did you watch when protesters at the DNC booed and heckled Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Florent Groberg? Did you notice your party interrupting the moment of silence for slain police officers? 

Your own hypocrisy in not denouncing these acts and instead using the DNC as a platform to make a political point is disgraceful. The simple fact is that whether one served or sacrificed does not give greater power to their statements. One vote is as valuable as another. That sir, is why our Country is great. Your condemnation of one person for a statement while standing idly as your party disparages veterans and police officers is the height of hypocrisy.

To conflate the need to prevent potential terrorists from entering our country with the belief that ‘all Muslims’ should be banned is simply wrong and disingenuous. As a reminder, Mr. Trump said: ” “Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life.” 

The irony of your son’s own death at the hands of these very people in Iraq should not be ignored. I have little doubt that your son would have recognized the need to protect our country from these very people. In fact, he held is own troops back so that he could check on a suspicious car. Your son understood sacrifice and how to protect “his people”…’his soldiers’….’his fellow Americans’…

As you continue to make the media circuit and bask in the glow of affection cast upon you by a party that has little regard for your son’s own sacrifice, and veterans in general, I would ask you to consider your comments and your position more closely.


Chris Mark

US Marine and Navy Veteran

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Batshit Crazy Korryn Gaines That Latest Black Lives Matter Cause

Over the weekend Baltimore Police tried to serve a warrant on Korryn Gaines. The warrant, a simple failure to appear charge. What would have normally been a quick trip downtown and cab ride home an hour later ended up being a six hour stand-off which ended tragically when Gaines fired her weapon and officers returned fire, killing her and wounding her 5 year old son.

The video below was recorded by Gains during the traffic stop in March of this year. The traffic stop resulted in her arrest and release, with a court appearance she felt was unnecessary.

This nutbird believes she is one of the "special people" a member of the "Moorish Nation" that plagues our judicial system with outrageous lawsuits appeals over violations of such as no registration or tag. The extended version of her encounter is below.

Cedar's Take: Mental illness is real, but put yourself behind the badge, this officer showed amazing restraint and patience. CP would have snatched her ass out of the car with "delegation of authority".  Sadly this is what 8 years of Obama's "if I has a son he would look like Travon Martin" comments have created. CMPD Officers face this bullshit daily.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Shocking Rise Of Crime In Charlotte

In Case You Missed It - The Local Paper reported the following on Friday:
86 automobiles were reported stolen to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department from July 18 to July 24 of this year. 
This is a 76 percent increase from the same period last year.
1354 vehicles have been stolen already in 2016. This represents a 24 percent increase from this point last year.
“The alarming trend for many of these cases was that nearly 80 percent of the reported thefts occurred by the suspects using the vehicle keys,” CMPD said in a press release. It recommends removing any keys from the car upon exiting the vehicle. 
CMPD is advising citizens to make sure all vehicle doors are locked when parked regardless of location.
In addition, firearms and other valuables should never be left inside while parked.
If a vehicle is parked in a garage, the police advise shutting the garage door, especially if parking over-night. 
CMPD is increasing its efforts to curb the growing trend, making fourteen arrests in the last week.
“Officers in some areas have even made contact with homeowners in the very early morning hours to remind them to close garage doors,” the press release said.
Cedars Take: 
Wow an amazing 24 percent increase in auto thefts, but a reality check is in order. After years of  reporting crime under the Rodney Monroe doctrine real crime numbers are now apparently being reported. Under Rodney a vast number (more like all of them) of stolen cars were recorded as "unauthorized use"  which took the crime out of the FBI reporting category of felony auto theft. 

Read more here:

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Michael Kerr: Another Reason I Refuse To Fly Coach On American Airlines

Not a week goes by that you don't read about air travel insanity.

Costly and always limited parking at CDIA, long lines where airlines have replaced helpful counter staff with slow dimwitted computers, not to mention the TSA nightmare. Add to that baggage fees, computer outages and a coach cabin filled with, low life scum, screaming kids, breast feeding mothers and flight crew Nazis.

No wonder why private jets are no longer for just the ultra rich.

And along comes Michael Kerr:

Micheal Kerr Source: MCSO

From the Charlotte Observer - Three Jack Daniel’s on an hour-long flight to Charlotte will put Michael Kerr in federal court Wednesday, accused of striking several flight attendants before he was tackled by the pilots.

Kerr, 25, was a passenger Thursday night on an American Airlines flight from Lexington, Ky., to Charlotte.

According to an FBI affidavit, Kerr was served three whiskeys after takeoff – it’s not clear if he had been drinking before boarding.

As the plane taxied to a gate at Charlotte Douglas International, Kerr ignored flight crew orders and got out of his seat, the affidavit says.

When an attendant interceded, Kerr threatened to break her jaw. Matters deteriorated from there. Kerr, appearing intoxicated, walked quickly to the front of the plane and cursed at the flight crew.

He kicked one attendant in the leg and shoved another to the floor of the plane, the affidavit says. The pilot and co-pilot, listed only by their initials in the document, got Kerr on the ground and used a seat belt strap to restrain his legs and keep him from kicking.

When Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrived, Kerr was handcuffed but kept kicking, requiring other police officers to be called to the scene before he could be removed from the plane.

Kerr faces charges of being intoxicated and disruptive, assault on a female, communicating threats and interfering with the duties of a flight crew or attendant.

Cedar Update: Kerr remains in the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sherriff as a Federal prisoner being held without bond, this morning according to the somewhat timely MCSO website. So there might be more to this than just a probationary sentence over the horizon for the Lexington Kentucky resident.

Kerr a restaurant worker in Lexington Kentucky has a court date next week to determine if he should remain free pending his trial which could take more than a year. Kerr has been banned from using air travel although that ban may be lifted at a judges discretion.

The 25-year-old Kentucky man accused of attacking members of the flight crew on a Charlotte-bound plane is banned from flying as he awaits trial, a judge ruled Monday. 
Michael Kerr appeared in U.S. District Court on charges of being intoxicated and disruptive, assault on a female, communicating threats and interfering with the duties of a flight crew or attendant. He was released on $25,000 bond, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
A video shows the pilot taking Kerr to the floor of the plane saying: “You don’t put your hands on my flight attendant!”
Kerr then warns the pilot that he’ll regret the move when the incident is captured on Facebook.

The court ordered that Kerr cannot fly on commercial airlines and must not make contact with the flight attendant he attacked.

Cedar Update: Local Media report last week that Kerr had been release and travel to Ohio to get engaged to his long time boyfriend. The report was bogus. Kerr remained in custody of the MCSO until Monday when he was release of $25,000.00 bond and is now banned from all airlines.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

In Case You Missed It - The Murder of Amanda Fisher

Unless you live in Myrtle Beach or check-in with the Myrtle Beach Sun News from time to time on line you did indeed miss this.

The Charlotte Observer has been pre-occupied with Mayor Jennifer Roberts and the continuing fall out from HB2 and the transgender bathroom uproar. Observer staff cuts have made chasing down the story impossible.

Earlier this month Amanda Fisher was murdered in the parking lot of the K&W Cafeteria in Myrtle Beach on a quiet Saturday morning. Her body left in the parking lot in a pool of blood a single gun shot to her head.

Amanda "Mandy" Fisher Source MCSO
Her murder came just weeks after she was forced to appear in a Mecklenburg County courtroom to testify against her former boyfriend charged with a 2012 murder. Fisher's testimony was considered crucial, but failed to sway the jury.

Within a week two suspects Terrell Freeman and Nicholas McIver where apprehended by CMPD's VCAT unit.

Terrell Freeman Source: MCSO
Nicholas McIver Source: MCS

The connections to Charlotte, the victim and the killers are troubling. To make things interesting add the craziness of the "Moorish Nation" and a Mecklenburg County DA's Office that failed to convince a key witness to cooperate or apparently understand that by testifying her life was in danger.

As detailed below "Authorities have declined to comment on whether or not the two cases are connected". But it is clear that Fisher knew her killers, that they all have common connections to Gastonia, Charlotte and Fisher's former boyfriend Deonte Lanier.

Deonte Lanier Source: MCSO
Freeman was transferred to Myrtle Beach on Friday McIver remains in the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriffs Office (MCSO).

Emily Weaver The Sun News:

A former Mount Holly, N.C., woman was not considered to be in danger when she was called to the stand against her wishes to testify in a Charlotte, N.C., courtroom against an old boyfriend, who was facing a murder charge in April.

But less than 10 weeks after that trial ended in a hung jury, that witness — Amanda Renee Fisher — was found shot to death in a North Myrtle Beach parking lot.

Authorities have declined to comment on whether or not the two cases are related.

“They’re investigating several directions, several paths,” city of North Myrtle Beach spokesman Pat Dowling said of officers, who continue to look into Fisher’s death.

“They are aware of that event,” Dowling said of the recent trial.

Neither of the two men charged in Fisher’s killing were the April trial defendant, who has remained in North Carolina’s state prison system serving time for a number of convictions since December 2012. But all three, at one point or another, have spent time in a Charlotte jail.

Twenty-year-old Nicolas McIver and 29-year-old Terrell Freeman are in custody and still awaiting extradition from Charlotte to North Myrtle Beach to face murder charges in Fisher’s death.

“Freeman was picked up for having violated parole on another matter,” Dowling said, adding that his travel from North Carolina to South Carolina was a violation of that parole agreement. “McIver was picked up for having burned the victim’s car and possessing a stolen motor vehicle.”

Freeman was convicted in 2012 in Vance County, N.C., for a 2008 manslaughter, according to offender records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety. He was sentenced to serve a minimum of 5 years and 9 months in prison, but was released on parole Jan. 28. His parole was set to expire in October.

It is unclear if Freeman or McIver have any connection to 25-year-old Deonte Montez Lanier or the case of Johnny Peay, who was shot to death in Mecklenburg County, N.C., in 2012. Lanier, Fisher’s boyfriend, was charged with first-degree murder in Peay’s death and was facing a mandatory life sentence if he was convicted.

In a pre-trial hearing in October, Lanier declared to a Mecklenburg County Superior Court judge that he was a Moorish National — a faction of the sovereign citizen movement that has declared independence from many state and federal laws. Praising Allah and describing himself as a martyr, Lanier told the judge he had no authority in his case and the charges against him carried no meaning, according to The Charlotte Observer.

Anna Greene, an assistant district attorney for Mecklenburg County, N.C., who helped prosecute Lanier’s case in April, called the act more of a pre-trial delay tactic. That tactic didn’t work with the judge.

Greene said the Moorish National rhetoric and related court filings had died down by the time the trial rolled around.

The prosecutor declined to comment on any pending investigation regarding the North Myrtle Beach shooting, but she did say Fisher “was a reluctant witness” in their case. She was reluctant, Greene said, “because she had, had a relationship with Mr. Lanier, a romantic relationship. … She did not want to see anything bad happen to him.”

Prosecutors said they had recordings of calls in which Fisher promised she would never testify against Lanier, according to The Charlotte Observer. But Fisher was called to the stand on April 12.

Fisher told the jury she didn’t want to be in the witness chair and that she had moved to Myrtle Beach after being subpoenaed to testify, according to The Charlotte Observer. The trial judge arrested and jailed Fisher to ensure she showed up in court, but her testimony on the stand conflicted with what she initially told officers.

Lanier was facing charges of first-degree murder, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, being a felon in possession of a firearm and conspiracy.

Fisher’s testimony wasn’t enough to secure a murder conviction and the jury was hung on all charges except the firearm possession, which they found him guilty of, but by the time the trial ended Lanier had agreed to plead guilty to attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Greene said they dropped the murder and conspiracy charges.

Prosecutors didn’t raise any safety risk of Fisher testifying in open court.

“There was never anything said in open court to the judge in terms of safety concerns we had for her,” Greene said.

Lanier was no stranger to the criminal justice system when his trial began in April.

He was serving time on convictions for robbery with a dangerous weapon, breaking and entering vehicles, larcenies and weapons offenses for crimes committed throughout 2011 and in 2012. Prior convictions included possessing a weapon of mass destruction, felonious break-ins, larcenies, auto theft and speeding to elude arrest dating back to Sept. 27, 2006, according to offender records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety.

Lanier is currently serving time at the Lanesboro Correctional Institution, a high-security prison facility in Polkton, N.C. A total of 23 infractions are listed with the N.C. Department of Public Safety; they range from disobeying orders and lock tampering to the unauthorized use of a phone or email and gang involvement.

Keith Acree, communications officer with the adult correction division of NCDPS, said half of the state’s inmates have no infractions. The average number of infractions for inmates is usually one to two a year, he added. Twenty-three over a span of less than four years is not the norm, but Lanier does not appear to have the most serious infractions of assaults on staff or other inmates in his record.

Lanier’s projected release date is July 27, 2022