RT

Pink Floyd ex-frontman Roger Waters took aim at the controversial White Helmets group, and spoke about censorship on Facebook and other social media platforms during an interview with RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze.

Waters told the host of SophieCo that he would offer his full support to the White Helmets if he saw that the organization was actually involved in helping victims of the Syrian conflict. But “all the evidence points to the fact that that is not the reality,” he said. Commenting on the Oscar-winning documentary about the supposed humanitarian group, Waters quipped: “Have you ever seen anything so obviously scripted and carefully shot?”  Continue reading “Roger Waters takes aim at ‘scripted’ White Helmets, Facebook censorship in talk with RT”

CBS News

Vanessa Marquez, who starred on “ER” as nurse Wendy Goldman, was shot and killed by South Pasadena, California, police in her home on Thursday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. The 49-year-old actress pointed what appeared to be a handgun at officers before they shot her, the sheriff’s department said in a statement.

South Pasadena police officers conducting a welfare check in an apartment complex Thursday afternoon found Marquez having seizures, the sheriff’s department said. In a press conference, Lt. Joe Mendoza of the sheriff’s department’s homicide bureau told reporters that Marquez was “gravely disabled,” according to the South Pasadenan. Continue reading “Vanessa Marquez, former “ER” star, shot dead by police”

Las Vegas Review Journal

An Idaho man was sentenced Thursday to 14 years behind bars for his role in a Bunkerville standoff with federal authorities six months after a judge dismissed felony conspiracy and weapons charges against rancher Cliven Bundy, two of his sons and another man.

U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro, the same judge who threw out the charges against Bundy, ordered Todd Engel to serve 168 months in federal prison for his role in the April 2014 encounter during an impoundment of Bundy’s cattle on federal land, according to court records.   Continue reading “Idaho man gets federal prison sentence in Nevada standoff”

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

TUCSON, Ariz. –U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of Nogales apprehended a Mexican national involved in connection with a failed attempt to smuggle fentanyl into the United States Thursday.

Officers at the Mariposa Crossing referred a 44-year-old Mexican woman for further inspection of her Nissan SUV. A search led to the discovery of nearly 7.5 pounds of fentanyl, worth more than $117,000, inside of a backpack.   Continue reading “CBP Officers Arrest Mexican National with Fentanyl”

Free Thought Project – by Jack Burns

Thomasville, GA — Thomasville police officers have been cleared by a grand jury in the shooting death of 37-year-old Herbert Gilbert Jr. Following the grand jury’s ruling that the officer-involved-shooting was justified, Thomasville Police released body camera footage of the deadly encounter. The graphic footage shows Gilbert’s attempt to flee in his SUV, only to be gunned down by officers who presumably feared for their lives. Gilbert did not have a gun, was not attempting to run-over any officers, and was actually backing up his vehicle when officer Josh Smith shot him 8 times through the windshield. His original crime? He had an illegal plant.   Continue reading “Video Shows Horrors of Drug War as Cops Corner Unarmed Man for Having a Plant, Execute Him”