Prescott, Arizona’s Department of Child Safety (DCS) is down to one, and presumably lonely, child welfare investigator still on the job.
I guess it goes without saying that when eight-out-of-nine fellow investigators actually had the ‘nads to show up to work donned in hot pink T-shirts (apparently all 3X or above) emblazoned across the front boldly proclaiming to the world, “Professional Kidnapper”.
If that wasn’t stupid enough, across the back asks the musical question, “Do you know where your children are?”
Perhaps the height of bureaucratic arrogance, it’s being reported that “The T-shirts were an apparent attempt to poke fun at critics’ portrayal of DCS.”
For a group of child-welfare investigators, it was not a good look: Bright pink T-shirts stating “professional kidnapper” on the front.
On the back: “Do you know where your children are?”
The attire, apparently worn during work hours, led to the firing of multiple staffers last month, multiple sources in Prescott and in child-welfare circles told The Republic. One former staffer, reached by The Republic, confirmed she had been fired over the shirt, but would not speak on the record.
As a result, a Department of Child Safety office in Prescott was apparently left with one investigator to handle complaints of child neglect and abuse.
A DCS spokesman, in an e-mail late Monday, declined to provide details on reports of the firings, writing “The department does not comment on personnel matters.”
Nor did DCS comment on how the agency is coping with a drastically reduced investigations staff. The agency is advertising job openings in the area.
The T-shirts were an apparent attempt to poke fun at critics’ portrayal of DCS. The agency’s detractors have long raised concerns that it removes children from families too easily, and is biased against parents, with some going so far as to accuse it of kidnapping.
But Christina Sanders, a former DCS unit supervisor, said the dismissals were long overdue. When she heard about a photo showing the investigators posing in the T-shirts, she had enough. She emailed DCS Director Mike Faust, exasperated at their conduct. She has since seen the photo and confirmed it depicts some of her former co-workers.
Kamala Harris, Democrats’ new presumptive vice presidential nominee, once compared ICE to the Ku Klux Klan, telling the agency’s chief there was a “perception” that his personnel were using “fear and intimidation” in the same way the KKK did.
The exchange drew fierce condemnation at the time in 2018, and again on Tuesday, after Joseph R. Biden said she’ll be his running mate as he tried to unseat President Trump.
Ms. Harris made the comparison during a Senate hearing, asking Ronald Vitiello, the agency chief, to explain what made the KKK so vile. He said the Klan used “fear and force” to achieve their political goals.
Ms. Harris then said there was “a perception” that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was using the same tactics as the murderous organization.
“Are you aware that there’s a perception that ICE is administering its power in a way that is causing fear and intimidation, particularly among immigrants and specifically among immigrants coming from Mexico and Central America? Are you aware of that perception?” the California lawmaker demanded.
Mr. Vitiello replied that he didn’t see a parallel to the KKK at all.
“Sir, how can you be the head of an agency and be unaware of how your agency is perceived by certain communities?” the senator retorted.
Mr. Vitiello told The Washington Times that Ms. Harris never apologized.
First the militant Marxists burned American flags. The elected Democrat leadership did nothing.
Then the militant Marxists burned police cars. The elected Democrat leadership still did nothing.
Now the militant Marxists have and are still attempting to burn down a federal courthouse. The elected Democrat leadership still did nothing.
The latest from the militant Marxists is to burn books. Specifically, copies of the Holy Bible. Predictably, the elected Democrat leadership still does nothing.
Portland’s Mayor Wheeler, Seattle’s Mayor Durkin, Washington’s Governor Inslee, Oregon’s Governor Brown, House Speaker Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Schumer – Democrats all, have yet to speak even in the slightest against this violence.
I have just two painfully simple questions;
What does any of this have to do with George Floyd?
What’s next… people?
I reported last night that some people were burning Bibles at the antifa/BLM protest in Portland. Here is video: pic.twitter.com/K5WK5qNYlA
Poor Gabriel Agard-Berryhill. I almost feel sorry for the little bastard.
The 18-year-old Portlander was just nabbed by the US Marshals Service (USMS) for slinging an IED at the federal courthouse in Oregon’s largest city. In the video below, Agard-Berryhill can be seen literally jumping for joy after the explosion at the Hatfield Federal Courthouse.
But like I said, I almost feel sorry for him. But not quite enough knowing that he could have killed or wounded federal law enforcement officials due to his shenanigans. No way in hell do I fell sorry for him for that.
Nor do I feel sorry for him knowing that if convicted, he faces a minimum of a mandatory five-year prison stretch (maximum of 20). Face it, by the time the lifers get done with his ass (literally), his farts will sound like the winds blowing through the Carlsbad Caverns. Nope. No pity from me over that.
The reason why I almost feel bad for this little shit is because of the actions of his own beloved grandmother.
Yep. Due to Grammie’s glowing online review of the body armor she purchased for this piss ant, that was the final clue the USMS and the ATF needed to snag him up.
U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams announced today that Gabriel Agard-Berryhill, 18, has been charged by criminal complaint with using fire to maliciously damage the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in downtown Portland on July 28, 2020.
“No legitimate protest message is advanced by throwing a large explosive device against a government building. Mr. Agard-Berryhill’s actions could have gravely injured law enforcement officers positioned near the courthouse, other protesters standing nearby, or himself,” said U.S. Attorney Williams. “I applaud the ATF agents and U.S. Marshals Service deputies who worked quickly to identify Mr. Agard-Berryhill before he had an opportunity to hurt others.”
ATF investigators reviewed social media posts from the night of the explosion and located videos of the incendiary object being thrown. The individual depicted throwing the object, later identified to be Agard-Berryhill, was a young, Caucasian male wearing a green colored vest, camouflage pants, and a mask. Investigators observed the person in other protest-related videos posted online wearing the same vest and attempting to hold a shield in front of a naked woman.
Investigators also found a post on Twitter depicting a product review for the vest. The review included a photo of a person wearing the vest who matched the description of the person seen throwing the explosive device. The review states “I got this [vest] for my grandson who’s a protestor [sic] downtown, he uses it every night and says its [sic] does the job.” Investigators later found the same photo on a Facebook page and, using law enforcement databases, were able to positively identify Agard-Berryhill.
In another interesting note, when taken into custody, Agard-Berryhill really should have kept his mouth shut. Instead, this entitled brat spun quite the tale for the investigators… all on the record.
Agard-Berryhill told federal officers that an unknown man in a ski mask handed him what he thought was a spinner-type firework that would rotate with varied colors when lit.
Agard-Berryhill said he was going to light it and throw it in the area of Southwest Third Avenue, but others told him that some people in the crowd have post-traumatic stress from tear gas launched by federal officers and directed him instead to throw it over the fence toward the courthouse.
He admitted he lit the device, described as the size of a piece of chalk, and threw it over the fence, according to Amanda Johnson, an agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Agard-Berryhill said he was shocked to hear the “concussive” sound that it produced and it scared him, Johnson wrote in the affidavit. He told federal officers he didn’t intend to hurt anyone.
As seen in the photo below, the review was submitted by “grammaf”.
On a happier note, Gramma F could find some solace in the knowledge that if found guilty, her little angel is sure to either make the boxing team or the dance team.
In true neo-troglodyte fashion, when the going gets tough, they call mommy. But what happens when mommy and the rest of the gaggle of Karens just so happen to piss-off the local chapter of BLM & Friends?
Quite the quandary. Personally, I love seeing the Left turn on each other like a pack of hungry jackals.
Please keep in mind that when I say “turn on each other,” I’m putting it mildly. Very mildly.
As it turns out, some Leftie group known by their nom de gynécologie of Portland Wall of Moms is coming under fire from another Leftie mob calling themselves Don’t Shoot Portland.
Now here’s where things begin to mutate into the theater of the absurd.
The head honchos over at Don’t Shoot Portland are very publicly accusing PWOM of blatant “anti-blackness”, whatever the hell that is.
Portland Wall of Moms, a group formed in recent weeks and quickly recognized as a staple of nightly downtown protests, was accused publicly Wednesday of “anti-Blackness” by leaders of an existing, Black-led community group.
Wall of Moms, whose members said they aimed to support and protect other Black Lives Matter protesters near the fence in front of the federal courthouse, announced Friday that its white leadership had rescinded their positions to allow women of color to be in charge. New leaders announced Friday include Teressa Raiford, executive director of Don’t Shoot Portland, Demetria Hester and Danialle James.
But less than a week later, Don’t Shoot Portland took to Instagram to urge people against supporting the Wall of Moms, saying that it was no longer working with the moms group.
“The lies are finally clear and we are sad but ultimately not surprised that anti-Blackness showed its ugly head,” read the post published on Wednesday by Don’t Shoot Portland, a local Black Lives Matter and mutual aid group founded in 2014.
The Wednesday post alleges that Wall of Moms founder Bev Barnum filed for business registrations without consulting the newly instated Black leaders and that the safety of Black members at the nightly protests in downtown Portland was overlooked.
Now here is where thing degrade into a downright hair-pulling, fingernails to the eyes, badass, bitchen’, good old-fashioned chick fight;
Don’t Shoot Portland’s statement was retweeted on Twitter by the Wall of Moms’ official Twitter account.
The Wall of Moms answered a commenter’s question saying, “The founder went rogue. Many of us do not agree with her decisions. And she does not currently have access to this account.”
The Wall of Moms tweeted just before 1 p.m. that it’s trying to regroup and “do things the right way,” but that there were no official announcements.
Hey team, by now y’all have heard about the drama unfolding. Lots of us are trying to regroup and do things the right way. No official announcements yet – standby. #BlackLivesMatter
In a comment Barnum appeared to post Wednesday morning on the private Wall of Moms Facebook group, she addressed the situation.
“The announcement of the 501c3 really hurt some of you,” she wrote. “That was never my intention. In fact, it was just the opposite. WOM will be led by a BIPOC board and BIPOC advisor committee. WOM is a group that supports BLM, not a BLM group. If that is not good enough for you, please feel free to leave this group. And if you currently volunteer your time, please feel free to leave your positions.”
Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were reportedly seized from rioters in both Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon, according to authorities.
Seattle and Portland have been the scene of riots in recent months following the death of George Floyd. In Seattle, an autonomous zone – first dubbed the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” and later renamed the “Capitol Hill Organized Protest” – was set up for weeks in June.
Portland has seen consistent violence from protesters as federal officers try to protect the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse.
Seattle Police Department Chief Carmen Best announced Thursday that a recent search warrant found multiple weapons, including an improvised explosive, according to Q13’s Brandi Kruse. The warrant was for an impounded van taken at Saturday’s riot.
Other weapons reportedly found included bear spray, tasers and improvised spike strips, according to Best. The items were reportedly being given to people in the crowd.
BREAKING: @SeattlePD Chief Carmen Best announces search warrant served on a van impounded from Saturday’s riot yielded an improvised explosive, improvised spike strips, tasers, and bear spray. Chief Best claims items from van were being handed out to crowd. pic.twitter.com/HD2r3x2qvq
There was a simpler time in America when a “shooting gallery” was a place you went to at the county fair to win a Kewpie Doll for your best girl.
Well, these aren’t simpler times. This is 2020 America where Democrat politicians have demonized everything that’s good and decent.
As the New York Post is reporting, Manhattan’s shooting gallery is right around 40th St and Broadway. Sadly, it appears as if New York’s Finest is looking the other way as junkies are shooting up in broad daylight.
In all honesty, I don’t know if I could really blame the NYPD for looking the other way. I get the very real impression that the current resident of Gracie Mansion is itching for a reason… any reason… to toss even more cops off the police force.
Noted by New York Post reporters Julie Coleman and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon;
It’s the Great Black Tar Way.
A cluster of junkies has turned Broadway into a shooting gallery, injecting drugs unhampered in broad daylight and then shuffling around in a zonked-out stupor, seemingly oblivious to the Midtown bustle around them, The Post has learned.
If that wasn’t enough, the addicts are peppering the area with used syringes, turning individual planters on 40th Street and Broadway into mini needle parks.
“They’ve taken over the tables, blatantly using needles and shooting up heroin all day long,” said a local worker who asked that he only be identified as James. “There’s no police action, there’s no reach-out. There’s nobody preventing this, and you know we’ve had multiple calls to 311 but nobody really responds. It’s becoming a real problem.”
He called his own 311 calls “futile exercises.”
The Post spotted several of the spent needles dumped at the scene — and even caught one of the vagrants shooting up out in the open on Tuesday afternoon, with no one stepping in or saying a word.
In a single headline, “blacks” is capitalized, but “whites” is left small case. Interestingly enough, the hundreds of black Marxists are referred to as “activists”, while a handful of white counter-protesters were labeled as “a white militia group.”
Careful, AP and TBT. Your virtue signaling is showing.
But on to headier matters, both news organizations are noting that something called the NFAC (No F*cking Around Coalition), a mostly black Marxist militant group, has been holding a mass rally in Louisville, Kentucky.
Sadly for them, there has been some f*cking around amongst the NFAC faithful.
As reported by the AP and the TBT;
Earlier in the day, three people were accidentally shot at a park where Black activists had gathered, police said. The victims, all of whom were members of the militia group, were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
“This is a tragic situation that could have been much worse,” Louisville Metro Police Chief Robert Schroeder said in a news release. “I encourage anyone choosing to exercise their Second Amendment rights to do so responsibly.”
There are a few questions I’d like to raise.
First of all, these NFAC clowns are all wearing the same solid black utility uniform, they all have black combat boots, all have on either a black baseball cap or black boonie cover, nearly all are wearing black web gear (body armor, backpacks, magazine pouches, LBE, etc.), and from the looks of it, there sure seems to be an awful lot of brand new ARs, AKs, and shotguns.
I find it fairly hard to believe that hundreds of people will all show-up wearing the same gear and toting pristine long guns all at the same time.
Just my personal opinion, but someone just dropped millions on this lil’ soiree. Hmmm… I wonder who?
Secondly, I’d like to think the LPD has in custody the weapons in question. Would it really be all that hard to track the serial number on the FBI background check to see who paid for those weapons? No, it’s not.
For whatever inexplicable reason, Fox News suddenly cut the live feed from the White House press briefing room earlier today.
As President Trump’s press secretary Kayleigh McEnany was showing a brief video to the assembled reporters of the Portland rioters, the final few seconds featured a protester stating to law enforcement officers;
“I hope someone kills your whole f—ing family. I hope someone burns down your whole precinct with all y’all inside. Can’t wait to see it.”
Once the rather short video ended, McEnany pointed out the obvious;
“As you can see, that is anything but a peaceful protest.”
Fox News immediately cut away from the press conference, throwing back to New York anchor Harris Faulkner.
Looking somewhat stunned, Faulkner informed the viewing audience;
All right, we were not expecting that video, and our management here at Fox News has decided we will pull away from that at this time.”
Only later in the broadcast did Faulkner give a reason as to why the “fair and balanced” network immediately cut the live feed from DC.
Interestingly enough, the feed was cut exactly as McEnany had the bad manners to go against the media narrative that the rioters are actually “peaceful protesters.”;
“I want to address a decision that was made by Fox News management a few minutes ago as we pulled away from the video that we were not told would air and how it would be edited with some things on screen that we wanted a heads up about.”
“That is part and full of what went on there [in Portland]. But I can’t go on without addressing that. We’re approaching the top of the hour.”
“The White House press briefing is something that is important for us to carry for you, and so a heads up at those times with videos like that in the middle of the day sometimes is helpful.”
Ahh… so Fox News was essentially pouting due to the White House not giving them sufficient “heads up”? Personally, I ain’t buying any of it.
As reported by TheHill.com, a statement was eventually issued by FNC explaining;
“FOX News was not provided with any advance warning that a video using profanity would air during this afternoon’s White House press briefing. Once it aired, FOX News made the decision it was inappropriate for a daytime audience and temporarily dropped out of coverage.”
What? In light that news networks normally have a 3-6 second delay on their live broadcasts, FNC could have cut away without airing any F-bombs hitting our sensitive ears.