FAT WHITE COP ARRESTS MUSICIAN FOR LEGALLY SINGING IN SUBWAY & ITS CAUGHT ON TAPE1

THIS IS A FAT WHITE COP

FROM OUTSIDE OF NYC

DOESN’T KNOW THE LAW

WANTS TO KNOCK SOME HEADS

HE WANTS TO BE KING

HE WANTS TO BE DEAD

LET’S OBLIGE HIM

FUCK THE COPS

THIS HAPPENED IN BROOKLYN

IT’S LEGAL TO SING AND PLAY IN THE UNDERGROUND

BUT THIS COP IS A FATHEAD

FIRE HIM

AND WHILE YOU ARE FIRING HIM

HAVE HIM SIT IN THE SUBWAY NAKED IN THE MIDDLE OF WINTER

SO WE CAN PISS ON HIM CONTINUALLY

HE CAN BE THE NEW HUMAN TROTH

THE POLICE THAT DIED IN 9/11 – NO SYMPATHY FOR THEM – THEY ARE THE DEVIL

THE FIREMEN WHO DIED IN 9/11 ARE THE REAL HEROS

TELL THAT TO ANYONE THAT ASKS YOU.

FUCK THE COPS

THIS IS THE FAULT OF NOT SEE BILL BRATTON POLICE COMMISSION

YOU CANNOT LIVE IN NYC IF YOU DON’T HAVE MONEY

ANYONE WHO LIVES IN THE OUTER BOROUGHS ARE SEEN AS THE ENEMY TODAY OF INDIE MANHATTAN ISLAND

WE NEED TO TALK OUT BRATTON & DeBLASIO – I TOLD YOU NOT TO VOTE FOR DeBLASIO – HE’S A NIGGER LOVING HYPOCRITE.

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It’s Legal To Sing In The Subway, But This Subway Singer Got Arrested Anyway

Posted: 10/20/2014 7:03 pm EDT Updated: 2 hours ago

The New York City transit authority has a rule that expressly allows people to play music beneath the streets.

So why did a cop arrest a busker over the weekend after he refused to stop singing and playing his acoustic guitar on a subway platform?

At the busker’s urging, the officer first read out loud the relevant section of the MTA rulebook, noting that “artistic performances, including the acceptance of donations,” are permitted.

Then he arrested the singer, slamming his guitar into the wall. In a video of the incident captured by a bystander, the musician sings Neil Young’s anti-authoritarian anthem “Ohio” as the officer and several backups handcuff him and drag him away. The crowd on the platform erupts into a chant of “Fuck the police.”

A police spokesperson told HuffPost in an email that the video is “under review,” but didn’t answer questions about the reasons for the arrest. The singer, Andrew Kalleen, 30, told HuffPost the arresting officer charged him with loitering, but only after poring over a law book in the back of the police van.

While state law prohibits people from loitering in the subway “for the purpose of soliciting or engaging in business,” that law seems to contradict the MTA rule, which allows performing for money.

Matthew Christian, a street violinist who co-founded BUSK-NY, a group that advocates for street performers, said the police often charge performers with vague offenses like loitering when they can’t find a more convincing justification for arrest.

“This happens so often,” Christian said. “When police officers don’t precisely know the law, they arrest someone over their own refusal to back down, and once the person is brought to the police station and booked, they can’t find anything else to charge them with, so they go mining.”

The arrest may be the latest example of a broader police crackdown on small-time hustles like panhandling and dancing in subway cars. In March, the police commissioner, Bill Bratton, proudly announced that arrests of subway peddlers and panhandlers had tripled under his watch.

“If you take care of the little things, then you can prevent a lot of the big things,”Bratton said at the time, expressing the conviction at the core of the “broken windows” strategy that he famously embraced during his first stint as New York’s top cop in the ’90s.

Critics of the broken windows theory point out that no one has conclusively proves it works, and they argue that a hard-nosed approach to minor offenses only leads to violent encounters, racially biased policing, and wrongful arrests. In July, the strategy came under heightened scrutiny after Eric Garner, a Staten Island grandfather, died at the hands of police. An officer had grabbed him in a banned chokehold while attempting to arrest him for the sale of loose cigarettes.

Kalleen said police have stopped him at least five times for performing in the subway station, and he has filed a complaint against them with the Civilian Complaint Review Board, an agency that investigates allegations of police abuse. He plans to sue the department over the latest arrest.

He spent Friday night in a police holding cell, but he doesn’t sound bitter about it. At the precinct, he said, he thanked his arresting officer and another cop for risking their lives to protect people, and told them about something that happened to his family a decade ago in Northern California: A masked intruder entered their home with a shotgun and struggled with his father before the police arrived and took the man away.

After he shared that story, he said, the cops warmed up to him.

“From that point on, we were able to have a real conversation. Both cops agreed that the system is very broken. Their bosses tell them it’s their job to go out and write tickets. It’s a revenue system. We all agreed that we want it to change, but they’re doing what they’re told.”

Kalleen said he later asked his arresting officer if he liked music. “It turns out that he plays guitar too, or he used to. We talked about music that we like, and there were some bands that crossed over: Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin. He’d recently gone to see Robert Plant.”

The officer did not tell Kalleen whether he likes Neil Young.

FASHION ICON, De La Renta has passed & a comic named Hannibal is calling Bill Cosby a rapist?

RIP OSCAR DE LA RENTA

LET’S HOPE KANYE WEST DOES NOT TAKE YOUR PASSING AS A SIGN THAT HE IS THE NEXT GREATEST

FASHION DESIGNER OF ALL TIME.

OSCAR’S CREATIONS:

KANYE WEST

& HIS BOY FRIEND – DESIGNER WHO DUMPED HIM

KAYNE WEST’S MOST FAMOUS CREATIONS:

BILL COSBY IS A RAPIST SAYS “HANNIBAL BURRESS”?

What does a young black comic who is up and coming and wants to make his mark do in the social media world today?

They diss the people who came before them and paved the way for their shitty comedy.

Such is the story of Hannibal Burress who’s only claim to fame is that he hasn’t killed anyone with what he calls comedy – yet.

7.29.12HannibalBuressByEzmosis.jpgHannibal Buress

Hannbal Buress (born February 4, 1983 in Chicago, Illinois)[2] is an American stand-up comedian,[3] actor and television writer currently living in New York City.[4]

Career[edit]

Hannibal Buress has been featured in The Awkward Comedy Show special on Comedy Central, and alongside comics Baron Vaughn, Eric André, Marina Franklin, and Victor Varnado, and on the FX sitcom Louie. He currently co-stars with Eric André on The Eric André Show on Adult Swim.[5] In July 2010, Buress made Variety magazine’s “Ten Comics to Watch in 2010″ list.[6]

His first stand-up comedy album “My Name is Hannibal” was released on July 27, 2010. He released his second album, “Animal Furnace,” in 2012, which also aired as a special on Comedy Central. The album and special received positive reviews.[7]

Buress was a writer on Saturday Night Live from 2009-2010.[8] He left having had only one of his sketches aired.[9] In September 2010, he began writing for the fifth season of the NBC comedy series 30 Rock.[10] He quit after six months.[9]

His stand-up comedy has been featured on Comedy Central programs such as Live at Gotham and John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show. He has also performed on several late night talkshows such as The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Lopez Tonight, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and Conan. Additionally, he performed a set at the 2012 Secret Policeman’s Ball at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.[11] An hourlong Comedy Central show, Hannibal Buress Live from Chicago, aired on March 29, 2014. [9]

He hosts a weekly stand-up comedy show at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday evenings.[12]

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What Hannibal said and I don’t think what he said is funny. Allegedly Crosby is going to be involved in a law suit about rapes that he participated in when he was younger. if he did this – he’s a scum bag but for this up and newcoming guy to tell “black people” to stop idolizing Croby without proof he is a rapist is dangerous.

Hannibal black people do need to pull up their pants or they will be arrested – hell – those cops may even forgo the arrest and shoot that guy to death just for shits and gigles.

Watch what you say Hannibal – you may be next on the copper hit parade. ‘

Comedian Hannibal Buress Called Bill Cosby A Rapist During A Set

“You raped women, Bill Cosby.”posted on Oct. 20, 2014, at 2:58 p.m.

Hannibal Buress

Comedy Central

Bill Cosby

Lucas Jackson / Reuters

Comedian Hannibal Buress took aim at Bill Cosby’s alleged rapes during a show in Philadelphia last Thursday. Buress joked in his set that Cosby positions himself as a “role model” for black Americans, although 13 women have alleged that he raped them. Here’s what he said below:

Thirteen? And it’s even worse because Bill Cosby has the fucking smuggest old black man public persona that I hate. Pull your pants up, black people. I was on TV in the ’80s. I can talk down to you because I had a successful sitcom. Yeah, but you raped women, Bill Cosby. So, brings you down a couple notches. I don’t curse on stage. Well, yeah, you’re a rapist, so, I’ll take you sayin’ lots of motherfuckers on Bill Cosby: Himself if you weren’t a rapist. …I want to just at least make it weird for you to watch Cosby Show reruns. …I’ve done this bit on stage, and people don’t believe. People think I’m making it up. …That shit is upsetting. If you didn’t know about it, trust me. You leave here and google ‘Bill Cosby rape.’ It’s not funny. That shit has more results than Hannibal Buress.

Cosby’s publicist did not immediately respond to BuzzFeed News’ request for comment, while Buress’ representative declined to comment.

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COPS TAKE FROM WE THE PEOPLE & SPEND MONEY ON CARS, GUNS, ELECTRONICS & CLOWNS?

YOU HAVE TO READ THIS AND NOT THROW THE FUCK UP

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THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COPS AND CRIMINALS EXCEPT ONE WEARS A BADGE

Asset seizures fuel police spending

Published on October 11, 2014

Police agencies have used hundreds of millions of dollars taken from Americans under federal civil forfeiture law in recent years to buy guns, armored cars and electronic surveillance gear. They have also spent money on luxury vehicles, travel and a clown named Sparkles.

ABOVE: In Douglasville, Ga, population 32,000, an armored personnel carrier costing $227,000 was bought using money taken from Americans under civil forfeiture laws.

The details are contained in thousands of annual reports submitted by local and state agencies to the Justice Department’s Equitable Sharing Program, an initiative that allows local and state police to keep up to 80 percent of the assets they seize. The Washington Post obtained 43,000 of the reports dating from 2008 through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Stop and Seize: In recent years, thousands of people have had cash confiscated by police without being charged with crimes. The Post looks at the police culture behind the seizures and the people who were forced to fight the government to get their money back.
Part 1: After Sept. 11, 2001, a cottage industry of private police trainers emerged to teach aggressive techniques of highway interdiction to thousands of local and state police.
Part 2: One training firm started a private intelligence-sharing network and helped shape law enforcement nationwide.
Part 3: Motorists caught up in the seizures talk about the experience and the legal battles that could take over a year.
Chat transcript​: The reporters behind “Stop and Seize” answered readers’ questions about the investigative series.

The documents offer a sweeping look at how police departments and drug task forces across the country are benefiting from laws that allow them to take cash and property without proving a crime has occurred. The law was meant to decimate drug organizations, but The Post found that it has been used as a routine source of funding for law enforcement at every level.

“In tight budget periods, and even in times of budget surpluses, using asset forfeiture dollars to purchase equipment and training to stay current with the ever-changing trends in crime fighting helps serve and protect the citizens,” said Prince George’s County, Md., police spokeswoman Julie Parker.

Brad Cates, a former director of asset forfeiture programs at the Justice Department, said the spending identified by The Post suggests police are using Equitable Sharing as “a free floating slush fund.” Cates, who oversaw the program while at Justice from 1985 to 1989, said it has enabled police to sidestep the traditional budget process, in which elected leaders create law enforcement spending priorities.

“All of this is fundamentally at odds with the U.S. Constitution,” said Cates, who recently co-wrote an article calling for the program’s abolition on The Post’s editorial page. “All of this is at odds with the rights that Americans have.”

Of the nearly $2.5 billion in spending reported in the forms, 81 percent came from cash and property seizures in which no indictment was filed, according to an analysis by The Post. Owners must prove that their money or property was acquired legally in order to get it back.

The police purchases comprise a rich mix of the practical and the high-tech, including an array of gear that has helped some departments militarize their operations: Humvees, automatic weapons, gas grenades, night-vision scopes and sniper gear. Many departments acquired electronic surveillance equipment, including automated license-plate readers and systems that track cellphones.

The spending also included a $5 million helicopter for Los Angeles police; a mobile command bus worth more than $1 million in Prince George’s County; an armored personnel carrier costing $227,000 in Douglasville, Ga., population 32,000; $5,300 worth of “challenge coin” medallions in Brunswick County, N.C.; $4,600 for a Sheriff’s Award Banquet by the Doña Ana County (N.M.) Sheriff’s Department; and a $637 coffee maker for the Randall County Sheriff’s Department in Amarillo, Tex.

Sparkles the Clown was hired with asset forfeiture proceeds by police in the Village of Reminderville, Ohio, where she painted children’s faces at a community relations event. (Ron Fowler)

Sparkles the Clown was hired for $225 by Chief Jeff Buck in Reminderville, Ohio, to improve community relations. But Buck said the seizure money has been crucial to sustaining long-term investigations that have put thousands of drug traffickers in prison.

“The money I spent on Sparkles the Clown is a very, very minute portion of the forfeited money that I spend in fighting the war on drugs,” he told The Post.

About 5,400 departments and drug task forces have participated in the Equitable Sharing Program since 2008. Justice spokesman Peter Carr said the program is an effective weapon to fight crime but should not be considered “an alternative funding source for state and local law enforcement.”

“It removes the tools of crime from criminal organizations, deprives wrongdoers of the proceeds of their crimes, recovers property that may be used to compensate victims, and deters crime,” he said in a statement. “Any funds received through the equitable sharing program are meant to enhance and supplement, not supplant or replace an agency’s appropriated budget and resources.”

Money for gear, training

A local or state police agency can seize cash or property under federal law through the Equitable Sharing Program when a federal agency such as the Drug Enforcement Administration or Immigration and Customs Enforcement agrees to adopt the seizure under federal law. Federal agencies generally are allowed to keep 20 percent or more of the seizure after an adoption.

‘Your property is guilty until you prove it innocent’

In the wake of Sept. 11, 2001, an aggressive brand of policing called “highway interdiction,” which involves authorities seizing money and property during traffic stops, has grown in popularity. Thousands of people not charged with crimes are left fighting legal battles to regain their money.

(Gabe Silverman/The Washington Post)

In September, The Post reported that police across the country became more aggressive in their use of federal civil asset forfeiture laws after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Officials at Justice and the Department of Homeland Security encouraged a technique known as highway interdiction to help in the fight against drugs and terror.

There have been 61,998 cash seizures on highways and elsewhere since 9/11 without search warrants or indictments and processed through the Equitable Sharing Program, according to an analysis of Justice data obtained by The Post.

Equitable Sharing participants must follow rules contained in a 50-page Equitable Sharing guide that require the proceeds of seizures to be used “by law enforcement agencies for law enforcement purposes only.”

Permissible uses include overtime pay, training, building construction and improvements and equipment — everything from file cabinets and fitness gear to automatic weapons, surveillance systems and cars. They also can use proceeds to buy food and drinks at conferences or during disaster operations.

Police generally may not pay ongoing salaries or otherwise support annual budgets. One exception allows for departments to pay salaries of newly hired officers for one year or officers assigned to a drug task force as a replacement “so long as the replacement officer does not engage in the seizure of assets or narcotics law enforcement as a principal duty.”

The Justice Department has about 15 employees assigned to overseeing compliance. Five employees review thousands of annual reports for discrepancies. Justice employees also use analytical tools to search for spending patterns. Several attorneys review all sharing requests for $1 million or more, Carr said, adding that the locals also do their own audits.

 The annual reports from local and state police are required to help “promote public confidence” in the program and to protect against “waste, fraud and abuse,” the guidelines say. But the forms provide few details about what is actually purchased, according to documents and interviews. That is in part because the department leaves it up to local officials to decide how to categorize their spending. There is little room to provide line-item detail.

Justice’s inspector general’s office has conducted 25 audits on spending since 2008, an average of  four a year, examining more than $18 million in Equitable Sharing spending, roughly three-quarters of 1 percent of the money spent during that time. Justice has challenged millions of dollars in spending as unsupported or unallowable.

One audit examined about $3.4 million in Equitable Sharing funds that the Oklahoma Highway Patrol spent from July 2009 to June 2012.

The audit found $1.9 million in unallowable and unsupported expenditures relating to salaries, overtime pay, construction, fees paid to contractors and the use of two Ford F-150 pickup trucks by non-law enforcement personnel.

Oklahoma authorities did not return calls seeking comment.

Auditors found the Mesa County, Colo., Sheriff’s Office paid thousands for projectors, scanner equipment and other items that were not intended for law enforcement. They also paid for 20 lawyers in the Mesa County prosecutor’s office to attend a conference at the Keystone ski resort. Auditors questioned more than $78,000 in spending.

The Mesa Sheriff’s Office also did not respond to calls from The Post.

Some Highlights

BearCat armored personnel carrier
Douglasville Police Department, Ga.

$227,390

27 M-4 assault rifles
Braselton Police Department, Ga.

$54,000

Coffee maker
Randall County Sheriff, Texas

$637

Sparkles the Clown
community relations program
Reminderville Police Department, Ohio

$225

RELATED GRAPHIC: SPENDING SEIZED ASSETS
Since 2008, about 5,400 police agencies have spent $2.5 billion in proceeds from cash and property seized under federal civil forfeiture laws. Police suspected the assets were linked to crime, although in 81 percent of cases no one was indicted. How much is being spent in your state?

Trading cards and BMWs

One task force used the money for a subscription to High Times, a magazine for marijuana enthusiasts, at $29.99 for a year.

Several departments bought custom-made trading cards, complete with photos and data about their officers. Some, including police in Chelsea, Mass., share them with children in their communities.

“We have found that this is a great way to build trust and foster long-lasting relationships with the youth in our community who get to know officers on a first-name basis,” said Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes.

Ten agencies have used the asset forfeiture funds to pay their fees for the Defense Department’s excess property initiative, better known as the 1033 program, which enables local and state police to buy surplus military-grade equipment at cut rates. The equipment includes automatic weapons, night-vision gear and clothing.

Police in Sahuarita, Ariz., paid $4,300 to outfit a Humvee obtained through the 1033 program. The New Bedford, Mass., Police Department in 2012 paid $2,119 for shipping costs for M-16s from the military.

In Brunswick County, N.C., $5,300 from asset forfeiture funds was spent on challenge coin medallions. The coins were to be shared with local residents or other law enforcement. (Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office )

Dozens of sheriff and police offices paid a total of more than $100,000 for keepsakes known as “challenge coins” and lapel pins that they could share with one another and with local residents.

Scores of departments spent money on vehicles. Many of them were typical police cruisers, but dozens were new and used sports and luxury cars, including at least 15 Mercedes, a dozen Mustangs, a handful of BMWs and two Corvettes.

Others bought a variety of armored cars. Among them was the police department in Douglasville, Ga., and the sheriff’s office in Douglas County, Ga., which teamed up several years ago to buy an eight-ton, $227,000 BearCat (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck).

Douglasville Deputy Chief Gary E. Sparks said they have used the vehicle a few times in barricade situations. But mostly it has been deployed for “officer down” and SWAT team exercises.

“It’s better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it,” he said.

Police in Ferguson, Mo., also participate in Equitable Sharing. Since 2008, the department reported using seizure proceeds to buy $18,000 in weapons and protective gear, $71,000 in computers and communications gear, and about $43,000 in electronic surveillance equipment. Some of the money was seized in partnerships with other agencies, the annual reports show.

Jurisdictions in the Washington region have used the federal asset forfeiture program as well.

Virginia State Police spent $33 million on buildings and improvements and $11 million on computers and communications gear. A state police spokeswoman said the funds came from money forfeited by Purdue Frederick Company, the maker of OxyContin, to settle allegations that the company played down the drug’s addictive properties.

The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department was a leader in spending on informants and undercover drug purchases, reporting about $3.3 million under that category. The department declined a request to provide details.

Police in Prince George’s County, Md., spent $56,000 to paint two aging helicopters and more than $1 million on a mobile command bus using asset forfeiture dollars.

Prince George’s police spent $382,000 on license-plate readers, $56,000 to paint two aging helicopters and an undisclosed amount on a “cell site simulator” that can surreptitiously track cellphones.

Parker, the Prince George’s police spokeswoman, said the cellphone-tracking system is only used under court order and that the department “follows best practice policies” when spending forfeiture funds.

Fairfax County police have spent $1.3 million on weapons and protective gear, $561,000 on buildings and improvements and $208,000 on electronic surveillance gear. The department declined to share details about the spending.

The Justice Department audited Fairfax’s spending in 2009 and 2010 and found the department had complied with the guidelines at that time.

“Our financial stewardship of our Seized Account Funds is in compliance with all Federal rules and laws, State rules and laws, County rules and laws, and we undergo audits of these accounts by local and federal agencies,” Col. Edwin C. Roessler Jr., the Fairfax police chief, said in a statement. “Additionally, we are subjected to internal audit processes to review all requests for expenditures to ensure purchases are pre-approved for compliance.”

Steady money for Ga. town

The Post analysis found that since 2008, more than 500 departments and drug task forces have reported receiving the equivalent of 20 percent of their annual spending plans at least once. Nearly 100 have done so in at least three of the past six years.

The local department that makes the most consistent use of Equitable Sharing funds per capita is in Braselton, Ga., a town of about 8,000 people along Interstate 85 northeast of Atlanta. It has reported receiving the equivalent of 20 percent or more of its budget from  the Justice program in five of the past six years, documents show.

The Braselton Police Department’s approach to Equitable Sharing offers insights about the latitude the Justice Department gives local and state departments to spend seized proceeds. It also underscores how little Equitable Sharing participants are required to disclose to Justice each year.

According to the town’s annual reports, police in Braselton have spent $79,000 on weapons and protective gear since 2008, $139,000 on travel and training, $134,000 on salaries, $224,000 on computers and communications gear, $875,000 on a category characterized on the Justice form as “other,” and $905,000 on buildings and improvements.

Their spending included $806,000 for the purchase and modification of vehicles.

“It’s legit. We’re not buying stuff just to buy stuff,” he said, adding, “We spend the money if we have it. . . . It’s pretty cool. We’re not only able to help us, we’re able to help others.”

—Braselton Assistant Chief Lou Solis

In interviews, Assistant Chief Lou Solis said that not all the reported spending went to items for the town police. He said that Braselton uses its membership in the Equitable Sharing Program to buy things for law enforcement partners, such as the Georgia State Patrol.

The federal guidelines allow the formation of task forces and the participants to decide how to split the seizures among themselves, with Justice’s approval. Most of Braselton’s seizure proceeds came as a result of its participation in an Atlanta-based DEA drug task force that relies heavily on local police. Braselton has one officer assigned to the task force, Solis said.

Braselton police recently paid $6,000 for copiers for a nearby DEA office. “The DEA says, ‘Hey man, we need a copier,’ ” Solis said.

In some instances, town police help out on “whisper stops” after receiving informal tips about smugglers from the DEA, he said. Some of the seizures are made by the state patrol on nearby I-85, with help from Braselton officers, he said.

State police have sometimes partnered with Braselton on seizures in exchange for pledges from town police to provide cars and equipment for the state police. For example, Solis said, Braselton police recently bought 27 M-4 assault rifles, at about $2,000 each, for state police with proceeds from Equitable Sharing. Braselton also paid almost $8,000 in program funds for radar, lights and a tag reader for the state police.

The deals with Braselton enabled state police offices to receive the direct benefit of seizure proceeds rather than have the money go through the state patrol’s general fund, according to Solis and Capt. Kermit Stokes, a state patrol official.

Braselton police also used seizure proceeds to build an enclosed shooting range used by local, state and federal authorities, including the Department of Homeland Security, which also contributed funding, Solis said.

“It’s legit. We’re not buying stuff just to buy stuff,” he said, adding, “We spend the money if we have it. . . . It’s pretty cool. We’re not only able to help us, we’re able to help others.”

 In every instance, planned purchases are submitted to town authorities before being approved by Braselton’s police chief, he said. Every request from Georgia’s state patrol is accompanied by a formal letter, as required by the Justice program, he said.

“It’s checked and it’s double-checked,” Solis said about the spending. “It’s audited.”

When town police help out, other agencies sometimes promised to include them in a “DAG-71,” the federal form that specifies how sharing should occur. So many seizures have occurred in recent years, leading to so much sharing among local, state and federal authorities, that it has become common for one officer to tell another, “We’re going to ‘DAG you in,” Solis said.

After The Post brought the transactions to Justice’s attention, a department official told Braselton to stop using Equitable Sharing funds to buy items for other departments, said Carr, the Justice spokesman. Such transactions were not “explicitly prohibited previously,” but a new interim guidance for the program was issued this summer, Carr said.

“Braselton Police Department is now aware that this is not permitted and has assured the department it will comply with the new guidance,” Carr said. He added that other departments had made similar transactions in recent years.

Braselton Police Chief Terry Esco said he was not aware of the interim guidance but is happy to comply.

“We just never received the e-mail,” he said.

IT’S TIME TO START PUTTING PARENTS IN JAIL OF KIDS UNDER 18 YRS WHO COMMIT HEINOUS CRIMES

ALSO DO NOT HAVE A CHILD

YOUR KID IS NOT THE 2ND COMING OF JESUS

NOR IS HE/SHE THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD

WE DON’T NEED MORE DEPENDENTS AND I AM SICK OF PAYING HIGH PROPERTY TAXES BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT PAYING FOR YOUR OFFSPRING

FOR SCHOOLS – 1 CHILD GOES FREE TO PUBLIC SCHOOL AND IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE KID EACH ONE THEREAFTER HAS TO PAY FOR SCHOOL. U DON’T GOT THE MONEY? HOME SCHOOL THEM.

I’M TIRED OF PAYING FOR YOUR BRATS WHO RAPE, PILLAGE AND STEAL AND MURDER OTHERS

THEY LEARN THIS BEHAVIOR FROM SOMEWHERE

IT’S YOU

TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR CHILDREN BREEDERS

BECAUSE IT’S PEOPLE LIKE ME 

THAT ARE GOING TO SEND YOUR KID TO HELL IN A HANDBASKET

SHOULD I RUN INTO THEM AND THEY TRY SOMETHING FUNNY WITH ME

I WILL TELL YOU ABSOLUTELY THAT I WILL END THEIR SASSY FUCKED UP LIFE

WITH ONE FELT SWOOP OF MY BLADE.

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IF this sounds hostile I am at the moment upset about all these things involving American public schools and makes the case for the awful but necessary CHARTER schools. Free schools are a thing of the past and these “students” are not able to cope. It is my belief that many of them are born with souls of wild animals and those souls are unteachable, barbaric and unreachable. Their parents cannot help them but they should never have had them in the first place.

Muslim Murtza Hussain (male) thinks Bill Maher is a Bigot but in this article HUSSAIN comes out smelling like he fears the truth

MUSLIMS NEVER LIKE TO READ THE TRUTH ABOUT THEIR DISGUSTING RELIGION

JUST BECAUSE WE KNOW ABOUT THEIR RELIGION AND HOW IT EFFECTS OTHERS IN A NEGATIVE WAY

BE HEADINGS, RAPES OF WOMEN & CHILDREN, HANGING YOUNG TEEN GIRLS, BARBARIC & ARCHAIC DESIGN

MOSTLY BY MEN WHO HAVE NO BRAINS AND USE THEIR DICKS AS WEAPONS

I LAUGHED A LOT READING THIS BIGOTED PIECE OF DOG SHIT OF WHAT HUFFINGTON POST CALLES

“JOURNALISM”

APPARENTLY MURTZA HUSSAIN IS A BIGGER BIGOT THAN ALL OF US

CHECK HIM OUT – HE REALLY NEEDS A CLOSE SHAVE.

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I do admire the fact he isn’t named MOHAMMAD

https://twitter.com/MazMHussain

 

For the above Muslim, people like Ben Affleck will be easy to turn once the muslim bring ISLAM to America.

I won’t be easy and I will fight, kill, rape and murder any muslims; man/woman/or child

who tries to hurt me or the people I love

My Kantana is ready to strike and I will turn every Muslim in my path to dust.

 

you can email this idiotic Muslim below is his addy

I just scolded him on Twitter. He and Reza Aslan have no right to slap down other people’s opinions of Islam.

Islam is a disease America will find the cure and eliminate Muslims from this equation.

Simply put – if you are a Muslim – change your religion or die.

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BILL MAHER ISN’T A ‘POLITICALLY INCORRECT’ LIBERAL, HE’S JUST A BIGOT
Featured photo - Bill Maher Isn’t a ‘Politically Incorrect’ Liberal, He’s Just a Bigot

Like many others, of late I’ve been sharing in the surreal experience of watching Bill Maher transform from a mildly interesting, “edgy,” talk show host into a crude, overbearing demagogue. It hasn’t been pleasant viewing, but Maher really does appear to be in rare form these days. Between him sharing his fears about the terrifying number of babies today being named Muhammad, to complaining about Muslims in America who “bring that desert stuff into our world” — the first question that comes to mind is: this guy is a liberal?

Watching his increasingly outlandish public performances, one gets the sincere impression that Maher believes that since he smokes weed and supports gay marriage it’s impossible for him to be a bigot. Needless to say, it’s become glaringly obvious that self-awareness is not really his strong suit.

Maher last week got into a rather heated argument on his show with Ben Affleck over the broadly defined subject of Islam and Muslims. Maher, who became visibly scandalized by Affleck’s suggestion that most Muslims are normal people, launched into an indignant tirade about the Muslim world, alleging, among other things, that Islam “acts like the Mafia” comprised of people who will “fucking kill you” for trying to leave.

Fox’s New Favorite Racist

The fact that this is both impossible and false was apparently no deterrent. Maher and his utterly hapless sidekick Sam Harris defended their position against allegations of racism by basically just repeating it over and over. At one point Harris simply stated that “Islam is the motherlode of bad ideas,” in response to which Maher blurted “that’s just a fact”.

IT’S DEPRESSING THAT THIS NEEDS BE REPEATED ANEW EVERY GENERATION: MAKING INCENDIARY AND IGNORANT GENERALIZATIONS ABOUT VAST GROUPS OF PEOPLE IS NEVER A GOOD IDEA.

Maher’s primary defense against Affleck’s charges was that “Islam is not a race” but an idea, a claim Harris has repeated. Strictly speaking of course this is true. Islam is certainly not a “race”, at least not in the way in which the term is popularly understood in America. But because many people buy into the myth that theocratic governments or even groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS speak for all Muslims, Muslims have become — undeniably — a racialized group after 9/11.

Aside from the near-daily instances of assault and harassment against Muslims as a result of anti-Islamic prejudice, there are countless Sikh and Hindu-Americans in America today being beaten up and even killed for the crime of “looking Muslim.” These acts aren’t being committed by people who have interrogated their victims innermost existential beliefs, they’re basic racism.

While it’s depressing that this apparently needs be repeated anew every generation, making incendiary and ignorant generalizations about vast groups of people is never a good idea. Moreover, anyone with a modicum of familiarity with the Muslim world that goes beyond American pop culture can also tell you that the characterizations Maher makes are broadly incorrect.

Insisting on framing problems like apostasy laws in certain Muslim countries simply as issues with “Muslims” — thus implicating ordinary people who in the majority of cases are largely aloof from said laws — is not activism but pure bigotry. Despite this, that’s exactly what Maher does, night after night. Incredibly enough, he also seems to think that his rhetoric in this context represents some kind of act of personal bravery.

If that’s true, then Fox News must be the bravest news organization in the country. Maher, for all his supposed liberalism, has in fact become the new poster-boy of the right-wing network. He’s even won the enthusiastic support of luminaries like Robert Spencer thanks to his zealous “liberal” chauvinism.

Maher’s Weird Unraveling

To anyone who has followed Maher’s career over the long-run, his bizarre unraveling over the past several years has been at times agonizing to watch. Maher’s favorite rhetorical targets now — women and minorities — are people who simply don’t have access to the same resources that he does to make their voices heard in society. This is how, improbably enough, Ben Affleck became an overnight hero to many Muslim people in America and around the world for using his voice to speak on their behalf during another one of Maher’s tirades. It was both a touching gesture and a sad reflection of what things have come to.

In a revealing interview a few weeks earlier on Charlie Rose, Maher had complained:

“In this country, if you just use the wrong word about women, they go nuts …in all these other countries…They’re doing things like making them wear burkas. They’ve been brainwashed.”

Here, if I may, is liberal celebrity Bill Maher in a nutshell. Talking down to people who don’t have the power or apparently even the agency to talk back, while shamelessly seeking more latitude to engage in his own preferred prejudices at home. Neither Muslims nor women have any say in his characterizations of them – and Muslim women in particular who may disagree with him are blithely written off as a brainwashed zombies. It’s pretty gross, and over time it’s just getting grosser.

Needless to say, I don’t really have high expectations for the “civil dialogue about Islam” Maher is planning on holding along with fellow Islamic scholar Glenn Beck.

Photo: Janet Van Ham/HBO/AP

WHERE ARE “SONS OF ANARCHY” WHEN U NEED THEM-ALABAMA NIGGA IS A PASTOR GONE WRONG

HE IS AN ALABAMA PASTOR WITH AIDS WHO SLEPT AROUND WITH HIS FLOCK (WOMEN) AND

USED ILLEGAL DRUGS

HIS CONGREGATION KNEW ABOUT HIS AIDES BUT DIDN’T KNOW HE WAS SLEEPING AROUND COMMITTING ADULTERY

AND HE ALSO MISAPPROPRIATED CHURCH FUNDS. THEY KICKED HIM OUT LAST SUNDAY AND ARE ATTEMPTING TO GET THE

CHURCH BACK ON ITS FEET WITH NEW LEADERSHIP – I APPLAUD THEIR EFFORTS – BUT REALLY

PASTOR JUAN McFARLAND – AKA – KILLER DICK – NEEDS TO GO TO JAIL. WHAT HE DID WAS CRIMINAL

CHECK IT OUT

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Ala. Pastor Confesses To AIDS Diagnosis, Adultery, Drug Use In Front Of Congregation

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Juan McFarland (pictured), a highly respected Montgomery, Ala., pastor, bared his soul on September 14th as he stood in front of his congregants and revealed to them how he had full-blown AIDS had still had numerous sexual affairs with church members, mishandled church funds, and abused illegal drugs all while preaching damnation for sinners from his bully pulpit, according to WFSA News.

McFarland, who has led Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church since 1990, claims that he first contracted HIV in 2003 and was diagnosed with full-blown AIDS five years later. Investigators are not sure if the minister told all of his partners about his AIDS status, but at least one of them, an unnamed woman and longtime church member, is reportedly in a panic as she waits for her diagnosis from her physician.

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And as congregants listened to their trusted church leader confess, waves of disbelief and shock reportedly filled the room.

According to published reports, the pastor’s revelations have some wondering whether they contracted the AIDS virus from their pastor. An unnamed church member told WFSA, “I know a young lady who is a member of the church who says she has slept with him and that she didn’t want this to go public, and she is running out now trying to find out if there is anything wrong with her,” the member explained. “And my heart goes out to her because she’s been a wonderful church member, and then for something like this to happen. The fact that he didn’t tell them at all. That’s a crime in itself.”

 The unnamed church member went on, “And I’m hoping by doing this interview that she will see that she can come and talk to someone and her name or whatever will not be revealed. And maybe she can have some peace by coming forward and not the shame that goes along with it.”

According to Deacon Nathan Williams, Jr., who has been a church member for 70 years, while the church has never been involved in a huge scandal, now unfortunately, Shiloh leaders are being forced to seek legal counsel.

McFarland was ousted from the church on October 5th, and when WFSA reportedly spoke with the pastor about the allegations, he reportedly confirmed them all.

The Montgomery Police Department have not been brought in yet on the McFarland case since no charges have been filed, however, transmitting a sexually transmitted disease is a Class C misdemeanor, according to law enforcement officials.

POLICE VICTIM ERIC GARNER’S FAMILY SUING NY CITY

OVER HIS DEATH

AND IF YOU THINK ERIC GARNER’S PASSING WAS NOT A MURDER

YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY FUCKING WRONG!

Eric Garner’s Family Suing New York City Over His Death

Posted: 10/07/2014 5:29 pm EDT Updated: 1 hour ago
Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, left, and his sister Ellisha Garner, hug during a rally at the National Action Network headquarters, Saturday, July 26, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The family of Eric Garner, the 43-year-old man who died in July after police put him in a chokehold, is planning to sue New York City over his death, the New York Times reported.

The lawsuit also targets the New York Police department as well as several individual officers who were present when he died. According to the Staten Island Advance, family members are seeking $75 million in damages for wrongful death, among other claims.

On July 17th, Garner was arrested for illegally selling cigarettes. During his arrest, an officer named Daniel Pantaleo put him in a chokehold and pushed his head into the ground. He died minutes later of a heart attack.

A leaked video of the incident sparked massive criticisms of police tactics and cries for justice.

The New York City medical examiner ruled his death a homicide. Pantaleo and another officer were reassigned but remain on the force.

Last month, it was announced that a grand jury would be convened into Garner’s death to determine if criminal charges would be brought against the officers involved.

Below is the Garner family’s full claim:

Eric Garner Redacted Notice of Claim (below)

Ben Affleck’s claim that ‘ISIS couldn’t fill a Double A ballpark’ in West Virginia, fact-checked

POLITIFACT FACT CHECKS THE OSCAR WINNING SCREENWRITER’S COMMENT (he’s NOT an OSCAR WINNING ACTOR. He’s a terrible wooden actor and I believe he didn’t write any of that screenplay)

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The Islamic State is so small it “couldn’t fill a Double A ballpark in Charleston, W. Va.”

Ben Affleck on Friday, October 3rd, 2014 in an interview on “Real Time with Bill Maher”

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Appalachian Power Park has a maximum seating capacity of 4,500, says West Virginia Power radio broadcaster Adam Marco.

Actor Ben Affleck argued with HBO host Bill Maher in Maher’s Oct. 3 episode of “Real Time.” (HBO)

Actor Ben Affleck is in the news for more reasons than new thriller Gone Girl. The activist-actor’s defense of Islam in a confrontational appearance on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher is generating headlines of its own.

Maher argued in two recent shows that the beliefs and actions of Islamic State, while widely decried as extreme, are not all that different from the core tenets of Islam practiced by Muslims around the world. Affleck called that an unfair generalization of Muslims, which number about 1.6 billion people and represent the world’s second-largest religion.

Affleck then used a tongue-in-cheek comparison to speak to the size of the Islamic State versus the number of Muslims worldwide.

“ISIS couldn’t fill a Double A ballpark in Charleston, W. Va.,” Affleck said.

It’s clear Affleck’s comment was at least partially intended to draw laughs, but he used it to strengthen his argument that the number of Islamic State fighters pales in comparison to the Muslim population overall.

That’s worth a second look. So for this fact-check, we wanted to learn what we could find out about the size of the Islamic State and see how it stacks up to the seating capacity of the minor league baseball team he had in mind.

The size of the Islamic State

The U.S. government has had a hard time pinning down the precise number of jihadist fighters within the Islamic State, which is also known as ISIS and ISIL.

Part of the problem is the group has grown quickly as it has captured more ground in Syria and Iraq.

Over the summer, it was widely reported that the U.S. government estimated about 10,000 fighters in the al-Qaida-linked group.

In September, the CIA more than doubled the group’s estimated size to between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters. In a statement to PunditFact, the CIA public affairs office explained the figure is based on intelligence reports collected from May to August. The CIA attributes the growth to “stronger recruitment since June following battlefield successes and the declaration of a caliphate, greater battlefield activity, and additional intelligence.”

At least 2,000 of the fighters reportedly have Western passports, too.

Non-U.S. reports say the Islamic State is potentially much larger.  RT, the Russian government-sponsored English news organization, quoted an Iraqi intelligence adviser as saying the Islamic State numbered 100,000 in August. Al Jazeera reported that the Islamic State had an army of 50,000 troops in August. A Kurdish security official told 60 Minutes in September there were 40,000 Islamic State fighters.

It’s hard to say which estimate is the best, but we think using the U.S. figure is certainly defensible, given that the other estimates do not come from named or official government sources.

So would ISIS members fail to fill the “Double A ballpark” in Charleston, W. Va., that Affleck had in mind?

The West Virginia Power

Affleck’s example of a small-scale baseball stadium is not a hypothetical. There is indeed a minor league team in Charleston.

The city is home to the West Virginia Power, a Class A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates since 2009.

The Power plays at Appalachian Power Park, which has a maximum seating capacity of 4,500 for baseball games, said Adam Marco, the team’s radio broadcaster and marketing director. The park could hold up to 11,000 people for charity events and concerts that would allow people onto the field, he said.

So, assuming Affleck meant stadium seats, even the lowest estimate of Islamic State fighters would be way too much for the stadium.

The story for Double A teams, which is what Affleck said even though the West Virginia is Class A, is no different.

The largest Double A team stadium belongs to the Jacksonville Suns, which can hold 11,000 fans, said Minor League Baseball spokeswoman Mary Marandi.

Curious, we asked Marco why he thought Affleck, a ravid Boston Red Sox fan, would allude to the West Virginia Power on TV. His theory: Affleck’s wife, actress Jennifer Garner, grew up in Charleston.

“I know Jennifer was at a game this past summer,” Marco said. “But in my five years here, I can’t say that I’ve seen him at a game. But that’s not to say it hasn’t happened.”

Our ruling

Affleck said, “ISIS couldn’t fill a Double A ballpark in Charleston, W. Va.”

It’s not every day we consult the CIA and a minor league baseball team for the same fact-check (of an Oscar-winning actor), but here’s what we found:

The minor league stadium in question would not provide enough seating room for Islamic State fighters, even when using the U.S. government’s outdated, low estimate of 10,000. The CIA now uses a much higher estimate of 20,000-31,500 fighters, and other reports indicate it could be even higher.

The Islamic State is small, but not Double A-baseball park small. We rate Affleck’s claim False.

SWEET CAKES BY MELISSA OWNERS SAY THE FINE IMPOSED ON THEM FOR NOT BAKING A CAKE FOR A LESBIAN COUPLE MAY SEND THEM INTO BANKRUPSY

COULDN’T HAPPEN TO A NICER COUPLE

THEY ARE ALL ABOUT THEIR CHRISTIANITY

EXCEPT WHEN IT COMES TO GAY PEOPLE

IN MY BUSINESS I CAN’T SAY TO A MUSLIM OWNER

I WILL NOT WORK FOR YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE AN ASSHOLE

SO what I do say is that “you live too far away” or “I already have a lot of clients, thanks for the offer”

I am not forced to work for anyone I don’t want to

But if you are a retail storefront like this bakery you cannot refuse your wares to anyone

You must treat everyone equally

But MR & MRS AARON & MELISSA KLEIN (not Jews) thought that it was against their religion to create a wedding cake for the couple because of their sexual orientation.

Now an Oregon court has fined them $150 thousand dollars and they are saying that they plan to appeal the fine and if they are forced to pay it they will have to go into bankrupsy because they cannot afford to pay it. It will be a hardship for them and their 5 KIDS?

THESE PEOPLE HAVE 5 CHILDREN?

WHAT THE FUCK FOR?

WHO HAS FIVE FUCKING KIDS TODAY?

NO ONE

THESE PEOPLE ARE RIDICULOUS

I HOPE THEY GO BROKE TRYING TO GET OUT OF THIS PAYMENT AND FINE

AND I HOPE THE PAYMENT AND FINE GROW SO THAT THEY HAVE TO WORK FOR THESE TWO LESBIANS

TO WORK IT OFF

HAHAHAHAHA

WOULDN’T THAT BE GREAT!

IF I WAS ONE OF THE LESBIANS I WOULD FORCE THEM TO CLEAN MY TOILET UNTIL IT WAS SPOTLESS

AND THEN CLEAN THE TOILETS OF ALL MY GAY FRIENDS

AND THEN CLEAN THE TOILETS OF EVERY GAY ESTABLISHMENT CONDOMS AND ALL

USED AND UNUSED

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Sweet Cakes By Melissa’s Owners Say Fine For Rejecting Lesbian Couple Will Leave Them Bankrupt

Posted: 10/01/2014 4:31 pm EDT Updated: 10/01/2014 4:59 pm EDT
The owners of an Oregon bakery that made national headlines last year after turning away a pair of lesbian brides-to-be are now facing a fine of up to $150,000, which could reportedly leave them bankrupt.

Speaking at the conservative Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., Sweet Cakes by Melissa owners Aaron and Melissa Klein told The Daily Signal that such a fine would “definitely” be enough to bankrupt the couple and their five children.

“Ironically, the state was in violation of its own anti-discrimination laws,” Aaron Klein told the publication, pointing to the fact that federal judge didn’t strike down Oregon’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage until May 2014, well after the cake controversy.

He also said he and his wife will appeal after the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries determined that “substantial evidence” proved the Kleins had violated the lesbian couple’s civil rights by refusing to make the cake.

Added Melissa Klein: “It’s definitely impacted us pretty hard financially, and it’s been a little stressful, but…we have the Lord and so He’s been keeping us strong.”

Meanwhile, the Kleins shared a Rick Warren passage on Facebook after C-SPAN footage of Melissa’s emotional appearance at the Value Voters Summit went viral earlier this week.

 Previously, the Kleins had argued that they were simply living in accordance with their religious beliefs when they rejected a lesbian couple’s request for a wedding cake. Furthermore, they said they believed their decision to deny service to the two women was protected by their right to practice their religion as they see fit.

In September 2013, the Kleins eventually chose to shut down the Sweet Cakes By Melissa storefront, but the business currently operates out of a home kitchen and is still taking orders online.

In July, a series of photos appeared on Sweet Cakes by Melissa’s official Facebook page, which showed desserts prepared by the company for Restored Hope, a group which has advocated for reparative, or “ex-gay,” therapy.

Anti-gay Oregon bakery faces $150,000 fine for refusing service to lesbian couple

Aaron and Melissa Klein refused to make the cake for ‘religious reasons’, and now face bankruptcy for discrimination
Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, refused to make the cake for 'religious reasons', and now face bankruptcy for discrimination.

An Oregon bakery which refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple is facing a fine for $150,000 – which could leave them bankrupt.

Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of the Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery, had refused to serve a lesbian bride-to-be in January 2013 because of their religious beliefs.

State investigators found this was a violation of the lesbian couples’ civil rights, as Oregon law bans discrimination against LGBTI people in businesses.

The Kleins, who have since closed their store and operate exclusively from home, told the Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C the fine they are facing would be enough to close their business for good.

Speaking to the group, Melissa Klein said: ‘It’s definitely impacted us pretty hard financially, and it’s been a little stressful, but…we have the Lord and so He’s been keeping us strong.’

Melissa also spoke of her distress at the prospect of her business closing, bursting into tears whilst saying: ‘If [straight couples] chose me to do their cake… I would just feel so honored to be a part of such an amazing, special day.’

Unfortunately, this honor was not shared with LGBTI couples.

The couple now face a court hearing on 7 October, which could last through the week.

The Kleins have attempted to raise support through their Facebook group, asking customers to pray for them.

Another post, a quote by Christian preacher Rick Warren posted by the couple, reads: ‘Our culture has accepted 2 huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. Second is that to love someone means that you must agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.’

However, the posts have garnered criticism from Christians and non-Christians alike.

One comment from a Christian reads: ‘Melissa – you are not a Christian and those who support you are not Christians – you are bigots, plain and simple, using your twisted religious views to try to shield your bigotry. A bigot is a bigot no matter how you wrap it.’

Previous customers of the Kleins, who claim they have nothing against LGBTI people, include Restored Hope – a group which advocates ex-gay ‘therapy’ –  which they called a ‘wonderful ministry’.

- See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/anti-gay-oregon-bakery-faces-150000-fine-refusing-service-lesbian-couple051014#sthash.7ufL7nuL.dpuf

CONSERVATIVES TRY TO STRIKE DOWN GAY MARRIAGE AND FAIL AGAIN – HAHA!

BOO HOO

WHAAAAA!

THE INSUFFERABLE CONSERVATIVE GOP REPUBLICAN TEA TARDS ARE OUT OF LUCK

GAY MARRIAGE STAYS IN AMERICA

AND IN FACT

MORE STATES LIFT THE BAN ON GAY MARRIAGE

ALL I GOTTA SAY TO THE FACISTS IS

FUCK OFF!

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Idaho, Nevada Gay Marriage Bans Struck Down By Federal Appeals Court

Posted: 10/07/2014 4:21 pm EDT Updated: 9 minutes ago

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal appeals court declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada on Tuesday, a day after the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage in 30 other states.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco struck down the two states’ bans on gay marriage, ruling they violated equal protection rights.

“This is a super sweet victory,” said Sue Latta, who along with Traci Ehlers sued Idaho last year to compel the state to recognize their 2008 marriage in California. Three other couples also joined the lawsuit to invalidate Idaho’s same-sex marriage ban.

 “Taxes are easier, real estate is easier, parenting is easier, end of life planning is easier,” Latta said.

Logan Seven, 54, a limousine driver for Chapelle de l’amour wedding chapel in downtown Las Vegas, said he always wanted to get married on a beach, barefoot and in a white tuxedo.

“Trying to find the right man is the hard part,” he said Tuesday after his boss told him about the gay marriage ruling.

The Chicago native said he was surprised when he moved to Las Vegas and learned that the town that touts itself as a marriage capital didn’t allow gay marriages. “It’s a no-brainer,” Seven said. “Love is love.”

Exactly when same-sex weddings would happen in Idaho and Nevada was unclear.

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden’s spokesman Todd Dvorak said his office believes a previous 9th Circuit stay on marriages pending a U.S. Supreme Court appeal remains in place.

“We are reviewing the decision by the court and assessing all of Idaho’s legal options,” Wasden said in a statement.

Judge Stephen Reinhardt wrote for a unanimous three-judge panel that laws that treat people differently based on sexual orientation are unconstitutional unless there is a compelling government interest. He wrote that neither Idaho nor Nevada offered any legitimate reasons to discriminate against gay couples.

“Idaho and Nevada’s marriage laws, by preventing same-sex couples from marrying and refusing to recognize same-sex marriages celebrated elsewhere, impose profound legal, financial, social and psychic harms on numerous citizens of those states,” Reinhardt wrote.

He rejected the argument that same-sex marriages will devalue traditional marriage, leading to more out-of-wedlock births.

“This proposition reflects a crass and callous view of parental love and the parental bond that is not worthy of response,” Reinhardt wrote. “We reject it out of hand.”

Technically, the court upheld a trial judge’s ruling striking down Idaho’s ban and reversed a lower court ruling upholding Nevada’s ban.

Reinhardt ordered a “prompt issuance” of a lower court order to let same-sex couples wed In Nevada.

“We are absolutely delighted that wedding bells will finally be ringing for same-sex couples in Nevada,” said Tara Borelli, the lawyer who argued the Nevada case for Lambda Legal.

Monte Neil Stewart, the Idaho-based attorney who argued the case for Nevada on behalf of the Coalition for the Protection of Marriage, declined to say whether he’ll challenge the order for the prompt start to same-sex marriages.

Reinhardt didn’t say when marriages should start in Idaho.

State and federal court judges have been striking down bans at a rapid rate since a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year.

On Monday, the nation’s top court unexpectedly rejected appeals from five states seeking to preserve their bans. The decision cleared the way for a dramatic expansion of gay marriage in the United States and might have signaled that it’s only a matter of time before same-sex couples can marry in all 50 states.

The appeals court panel did not rule on a similar case in Hawaii, which legalized gay marriage in December. Hawaii’s governor had asked the court to toss out a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban and an appeal to the 9th Circuit filed before Hawaii lawmakers legalized same-sex marriage.

All three judges on the panel were appointed by Democratic presidents. President Bill Clinton appointed Judges Marsha Berzon and Ronald Gould. President Jimmy Carter appointed Judge Stephen Reinhardt.

The court also has jurisdiction in three other states that still have marriage bans in place: Alaska, Arizona and Montana. Lawsuits challenging bans in those states are still pending in lower courts and have not reached the 9th Circuit.

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Elias reported from San Francisco. Associated Press writers Ken Ritter and Kimberly Pierceall in Las Vegas and Rebecca Boone in Boise contributed to this report.

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