Video Above: Debbie Russell on Taser International Body Cam Prices
“The bad news: Austin just awarded an unconscionable corp. $12+mill, wasting it on body cams that won’t provide true police accountability + another $5+mill on iPhones they didn’t need (all that software is available for droids). The good news: for the first time ever, we, the people, have gotten APD to change video retention/disclosure policies for the better. Taser won by outright lying in the 11th hour (more on that later), but we have made a precedent-setting impact nonetheless. Have I mentioned lately Taser is evil????”
- Community groups met: no movement on public release of video but other modifications of body camera policy likely – Press Release, June 22, 2016
57. Authorize negotiation and execution of a 60-month contract with TASER INTERNATIONAL, or one of the other qualified offerors to Request For Proposals EAD0124, to provide body worn cameras in an amount not to exceed $9,428,236, with two 12-month extension options in an amount not to exceed $1,225,179 for the first extension option, and $1,547,811 for the second extension option, for a total contract amount not to exceed $12,201,226. Related to Item #58.
58. Authorize negotiation and execution of a 60-month contract through the TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCES cooperative program with AT&T, for the purchase of smartphones and wireless phone services to enhance the functionality of body worn cameras in an amount not to exceed $5,029,200. Related to Item #57.
- Contract for Austin police body cameras faces backlash Local Govt & Politics By Philip Jankowski – American-Statesman Staff
- Austin City Council Should NOT Waste 10 – 15 Million Dollars – Debbie Russell, Austin Gonzo
- Austin Activist Debbie Russell Asks the Hard Questions About TASER’s BodyCam Bid – StopTasers.net
- Looking forward, dreaming big: Bodycams are TASER’s loss leader – Austin Gonzo, March 27, 2016
- Two to tangle: Civilians routinely record police who patrol Austin’s late-night party scene. But as tensions between citizen photographers and officers continue to escalate, are both sides going too far? By Tony Plohetski – American-Statesman Staff
- ONE MILLION DOLLAR Settlement in Matthew Murphy Police Tasing Case – TheBluePaper.com, March 18, 2016
- Video shows Bandera city marshal using Taser on 66-year-old woman Stun gun deployed during visit about city code violation at business – KSAT.com
- 16 people hospitalized in mass synthetic weed overdose in Houston – By Will Axford, Houston Chronicle / LMTonline.com, June 23, 2016
- FLASHBACK: Council passes broad ‘kush’ ban – This year alone, the city’s crime lab has seen 15 different synthetic variants, and only 6 are regulated By Mike Morris and Katherine Driessen October 8, 2014
- Dozens in Dallas treated for burns after walking across hot coals (Tony Robbins Event) Fox4News.com
- City targets ‘Arcade City’ Drivers in Sting – KVUE.com
- Austin goes undercover in sting operation targeting underground ridesharing – KEYEtv.com
- DWI arrests spike after Uber/Lyft leave Austin – KEYEtv.com
- JFK Conspiracy Author Wins a Big One Against City Hall’s Catch-22 Defense By Jim Schutze, DallasObserver.com, June 21, 2016
- FLASHBACK 2013: Castro: Oswald Could Not Have Been the One Who Killed Kennedy – The Atlantic
Copycat Effects or Covert Ops?
- Russ Baker: Don’t Rush to Judgment in Orlando Shooting (MP3) – Jeff Schechtman, WhoWhatWhy.org
- Omar Matten in The Big Fix (2012) (Video)?
- This Is the Assault Rifle Used by the Orlando Mass Shooter: Developed for US special operations forces, the weapon is known as the “Black Mamba.” – MotherJones.com
- FBI Tried to Lure Orlando Shooter into a Terror Plot in 2013 – TeleSurTV.net
- EGG Global-Mind.org Random Number Generator Data & the Florida Mass Shooting 6/12/2016
- Media Shouts, “America’s Deadliest Mass Shooting” (Pulse Shooting: 12 June 2016; 49 Dead) – Loren Coleman, Copycat Effect / Twilight Language
- How G4S tolerated the homophobic hatred of Orlando’s IS terrorist – MiddleEastEye.net
- How America’s Afghan crusade came home to Orlando – Orlando ISIS gunman was embedded in expatriate US-backed Afghan jihad network – Nafeez Ahmed, Medium.com
- Orlando Shooting Dad A Longtime CIA Asset – Daniel Hopsicker, MadcowProd.com
- Terrorism and G4S: Was Orlando Another False Flag? Kevin Ryan, WashingtonsBlog.com
- FBI Introduced Florida Shooter to “Informants” – Tony Cartalucci, Land Destroyer
- Anonymous Sources? Howell and Four Other Suspects Involved in Planned Sunday Massacres – GetOffTheBS.com
- An Octopus Named… Wackenhut – Bibliotecapleyades.net
- Orlando Terrorist Worked at Security Co. Hired by DHS to Transport, Release Illegal Aliens – JudicialWatch.org
- DHS Quietly Moving, Releasing Vanloads of Illegal Aliens Away from Border – JudicialWatch.org – June 3, 2016
- FBI Still Concealing Almost All of What the Orlando Gunman Said – TheIntercept.com
- Sheriff confirms FBI gag order and Orlando 911 audio censorship (Video) – TruNews.comFBI Still Concealing Almost All of What the Orlando Gunman Said – TheIntercept.com
- ‘Braudcastify’, private archiver of radio communications, missing Orlando massacre 911 audio – WhatReallyHappened.com
- Orlando nightclub survivor describes playing dead, smelling ‘death in the air’ (Audio/Video) By Associated Press
Marrero said Mateen would lie among the bodies for a time so police couldn’t see him.
… The next day, lying in his hospital bed at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Marrero says he saw Mateen’s picture on television and immediately recognized him. “I said ‘This guy was right next to me buying a drink,'” Marrero said.
His account of Mateen’s whereabouts in the hours before the shooting could not immediately be verified. Marrero said he gave that account to investigators. The FBI declined to comment and has not provided a timeline accounting for Mateen’s movements that night.
- Texas official facing backlash from tweeting Bible verse after Orlando attack By Rebecca Savransky, TheHill.com
The lieutenant governor of Texas is drawing criticism for tweeting a Bible verse hours after an attack at an Orlando, Fla. nightclub catering to the LGBT community left 50 people dead and many more injured. Dan Patrick tweeted a photo with the words from Galatians 6:7: “Do not be deceived. God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows,” on Sunday morning. That tweet was later deleted.
- Marine vet’s quick actions saved dozens of lives during Orlando nightclub shooting – Jeff Schogol, Marine Corps Times
Conflicked About Sexuality?
- Man who says he was Omar Mateen’s gay lover speaks out – CBSnews.com
- Orlando Shooter Was Reportedly a Regular at Pulse and Had a Profile on Gay Dating App – Gabrielle Bluestone, Gawker.com
Other Shooters? Persons Holding Doors Closed? LEO Shot Victims?
- New Orlando Shooter Eyewitness Emerges: Testifies That 5 People Were Involved In Pulse Attack by Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge.com, Jun 15, 2016, by Shepard Ambellas via Intellhub.com
- Witnesses Describe Multiple Gunmen in Orlando Shooting False Flag – YourNewsWire.com
- Megyn’s Question to Man Who Held Door Shut [ Actor Luis Burbano ] on Orlando Shooter Makes Him Come to Awful Realization (Video) – FollowNews.com / FoxNews.com
- Devastated nightclub goer recalls escape amid gunshots (Video) TheGlobaAndMail.com
- Police Admit Officers May Also Be Responsible for Gunning Down Orlando Nightclub Patrons – TheFreeThoughtProject.com
- Police on possible Orlando friendly fire deaths: “Those killings are all on the suspect” – CBSnews.com
Orlando Police Chief John Mina told a news conference on Monday there is a “misconception that we didn’t do anything for three hours. I’m trying to clarify that’s absolutely not true.”
Mina said during that period, his officers were “in and out” of Pulse rescuing people, including at one point pulling an A/C unit out of a dressing room wall to rescue survivors.
The FBI transcripts state that Mateen said he was an “Islamic soldier” and that he had planed a car bomb, and that he had a vest like they “used in France,” likely in reference to the suicide bomb vests several of the killers in the Paris attacks possessed.
According to the FBI timeline, there were only two short time periods when bullets were flying inside Pulse — at the very beginning and the very end — and that has given rise to many questions about whether police bullets accidentally struck and killed some of the 49 victims of the shooting.
Mina refused to say what the probe into the shooting has uncovered so far.
“That’s all part of the investigation,” Mina said. “But those killings are all on the suspect.”
- Loretta Lynch Admits That Federal Authorities Have Lost The Orlando Shooter’s Wife by Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge.com, Jun 22, 2016
- Orlando Jihadi’s Wife’s Location Still Unknown After Conflicting Statements to Police – BreitBart.com
Copycat Effects & Mass Media
- Racial Double Standards in a Mass Shooting Threat Case: David Lenio & White Nationalism By on This article appears in the Spring 2016 edition of The Public Eye magazine. Click here to download the article as a PDF.
- Grimmie Killed; Killer Identified – Loren Coleman, Copycat Effect / Twilight Language
- Police still unsure why New Mexico father gunned down wife, 4 kids (Video) ,
- Anomaly Archives eNews 6/15/2016 – Brief Editorial by SMiles Lewis about Copycat Effect, Amok America, and Loren Coleman
- Police: Man Armed with Machete Shot in South Austin SWAT Standoff By TWC News Staff, Tuesday, June 14, 2016
- Amarillo SWAT Kills Gunman, Wal-Mart Hostage Safe: Police – Frank Heinz, NBCDFW.com
- German Cinema Shooting – Loren Coleman, Twilight Language
- FLASHBACK 2014: Can the media reduce massacres? Geoff Ziezulewicz, Chicago Tribune
- FLASHBACK: How a Father With a Twitter Account Stopped a White Supremacist Terrorist from Shooting a Bunch of School Kids: 9/11 truther spewed terrifying and hateful threats, and one dad could not let it go. By Paul Rosenberg / Salon, March 2, 2015
Gun Control / War on Terror
- The Cynical Sit-In: The congressional sit-in was not just cynical political theater — it was for a deeply reactionary cause. by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, JacobinMag.com
- The Use of Error-Prone and Unfair Watchlists Is Not the Way to Regulate Guns in America – ACLU.org – ACLU.org
- Gun control based on terror watchlists is a threat to civil rights, advocates say – TheGuardian.com
Misc Deep State / Parapolitical / Surveillance Society / Big Brother / Conspiracy Headlines
- Memo Sheds New Light on CIA’s Network of Journalists By Michael Best, GlomarDisclosure.com
- Did the West fake an entire attack on al-Qaeda for an oil pipeline? June 10th, 2016 – Nafeez Ahmed, TheCanary.co
- How a Gift from Schoolchildren Let the Soviets Spy on the U.S. for 7 Years – AtlasObscura.com
- Police can use evidence found during illegal stops, Supreme Court rules – BoingBoing.net
- TWA 800: Breaking — Air Traffic Controller Tells All By Jack Cashill, AmericanThinker.com
- Mainstream Media Finally Admits Mass Banker ‘Suicides’ Were Likely a Vast Criminal Conspiracy – Jay Syrmopoulos, TheFreeThoughtProject.com
- Why are so many bankers committing suicide? (Videos) By Michael Gray, NYpost.com
- DEA Wants Inside Your Medical Records to Fight the War on Drugs: The feds are fighting to look at millions of private files without a warrant, including those of two transgender men who are taking testosterone. TheDailyBeast.com
- FBI says surveillance cam locations must be kept secret – “Disclosure of even minor details about them may cause jeopardy,” bureau says. ArsTechnica.com
Mystery HummmmMind Control
- Anomaly Archives eNews 6/15/2016 – Brief Editorial by SMiles Lewis about Mystery Hums and Mind Control
- The ‘Windsor Hum’: where is the noise plaguing a city of 210,000 coming from? – TheGuardian.com
- Cracking the mystery of the ‘Worldwide Hum’ Glen MacPherson, Lecturer, University of British Columbia – Jun 24, 2016 – The author began hearing the sound at night, between the hours of 10 and 11 p.m. TheConversation.com / The World Hum Map and Database Project / HumMap.wordpress.com
- A Maddening Sound Is the Hum, a mysterious noise heard around the world, science or mass delusion? By Colin Dickey, NewRepublic.com April 8, 2016
- United States of Paranoia: They See Gangs of Stalkers – Mike McPhate, NYTimes.com
Misc Weird News
- Police, firefighters called in after flat Earth debate turns heated Man angered by suggestion Earth is flat threw propane tank into fire, police say – CBC News, June 14, 2016
- Fight over fart leads to blows at Sloppy Joe’s, Florida Keys, MiamiHerald.com June 12, 2016
- Hundreds of Witches Around The World Just Banded Together To Curse Stanford Rapist Brock Turner – Dana Matthews, WeekInWeird.com
- FLASHBACK: Mindcontrol and LIDA, CNN 1985 (Video)
Election News: From pResidential sElection to BrExit
- FLASHBACK: Volunteer at award-winning site – Batley and Birstall News (featured photo of Jo Cox’s killer who volunteered) ARCHIVE.org Link
- Jo Cox death: Suspect Tommy Mair linked to far-right group that campaigned against the EU
The link between Thomas Mair and the Springbok Club goes back ten years – Independent.co.ukRed Dawn Alert ~ Full Moon on Summer Solstice: Shooting Spree, Assassination, or Quake Coming? – Loren Coleman, Twilight Language
- Red Dawn in the UK – Loren Coleman, Twilight Language
- This story is why Americans cannot trust ‘crooked’ Hillary Clinton – Tim Stanley, Telegraph.co.uk, 10 June 2016
- The danger of bringing back Bill to a Hillary Clinton White House: Does Hillary Clinton really think Americans are eager for eight more years of her husband’s policies? Jim Hightower
- The Fix – Donald Trump isn’t running a bad campaign. He’s not really running a campaign at all. By Chris Cillizza, WashingtonPost.com
Misc International Headlines
- Under Israeli pressure, Facebook and Twitter delete large amounts of Palestinian content – MiddleEastMonitor.com,June 9, 2016
- Giant V Shaped Craft Floating Over Austin – Video Causes Controversy on Internet (Video) – TexasUfoSightings.com
- Why alien abductions are down dramatically – Linda Rodriguez McRobbie, BostonGlobe.com
- Sekret Machines: DeLonge and Hartley’s UFO Novel Takes Us Beyond ‘Deep Black’ – Micah Hanks, Mysterious Universe
- Confirmed: Mass Sighting of Triangle Craft Over Texas on June 8th – Read Latest Report – TexasUfoSightings.com
- EVENT: Alien Cosmic Expo – June 24-26, 2016 with Travis Walton and Many Others, Brantford, Ontario, Canada
- FLASHBACK 2015: Did Richard C. Doty ruin the life of Albuquerque businessman, Paul Bennewitz? Norio Hayakawa
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico UFO Video: Debunked?
- Puerto Rico Research Review (PRRR) – Members of the RSRG (Roswell Slides Research Group)
- 2013 Aguadilla Puerto Rico analysis of an Infrared video showing Unidentified Anomalous Phenomenon captured by the Department of Homeland Security by Bob Bixler
- Homeland Security UFO Video Analyzed – U Debunked It
- Experts chime in on Puerto Rico UFO video – Openminds.tv