The al Shabaab terrorist group in Somalia is claiming responsibility for the Christmas day attack on the African Union base in Mogadishu that killed at least three peacekeepers and a civilian contractor last Thursday.
At least eight al Shabaab gunmen infiltrated the base and carried out the attack, which was initiated while the AU base was hosting a Christmas party. The al-Qaeda-linked extremist group's military operations spokesman, Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, told Reuters that the barrage was specifically designated to be carried out while Christmas was being celebrated on the base.
"We targeted the enemies at a time they were celebrating Christmas," Musab said. more >>
A vandal or vandals replaced a baby Jesus statue in a Nativity scene display in front of a Haverhill, Massachusetts, church with a bloody pig's head early Christmas morning, and police in the area are investigating the heinous act as a possible hate crime.
Local news reports state that the statue was stolen from the Sacred Hearts Church in Haverhill. A woman in the neighborhood replaced the stature with one from her own display, making the Nativity display complete again. more >>
The woman responsible for vandalizing a satanic organization's display featured inside Florida's capitol during the Christmas season has apologized for ripping the piece apart, but says she had to take it down because seeing it next to the nativity was "not right."
Susan Hemeryck, 54, who damaged the Satanic Temple's display on Tuesday "... was wearing a 'Catholic Warrior' T-shirt at the time of her arrest, [and] was charged with criminal mischief and released without bail," according to UPI.com.
"Hemeryck … told a pair of Florida Department of Law Enforcement Capitol Police officers she was 'sorry and had to take down the satanic display' about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday because it was 'not right.'" more >>
In a push to be as transparent as possible about the shooting death of black 18-year-old Antonio Martin by a 34-year-old white police officer in Berkeley, Missouri, Tuesday night, the St. Louis County Police Department has released three videos they say caught images of the shooting, including one which allegedly shows Martin raising a gun at the police officer.
The police department shared links to the videos posted to YouTube via their Twitter page.
All three videos were posted to YouTube on Christmas Eve. In a noted post in the description of the second video, police say there were 31 cameras rolling at the scene of the shooting but only three caught images of the incident. more >>
The shooting death of an armed 18-year-old in downtown St. Louis Tuesday cannot be compared to that of Michael Brown, according to the mayor of Berkeley, Missouri.
Antonio Martin, 18, was shot and killed by police outside of a Berkeley Mobil gas station earlier this week and while the incident has fueled civil unrest, Mayor Theodore Hoskins said it's different to other high profile cases (Brown and Eric Garner) because the teenager was armed. He confirmed that Martin was captured on CCTV surveillance pointing a loaded handgun at an officer before he was fatally shot.
What did we expect from this chant? "What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want them? Now!" Nothing good could come out of such evil words. Two New York Police officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, were murdered execution style by a 28-year-old black male named Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley who may have been radicalized by the Muslim Brotherhood. Additionally, he may have suffered from some form of mental illness. Frankly, I'm not sure which of the two contributed more to the shooting, but you can bet the left-wing media will make a case for the latter.
In the aftermath of the Ferguson riots it seems no cops are safe in America. Black youths are equally endangered as long as racepreneurs like President Obama, Mayor de Blasio, Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and their cohorts on the Left continue to lead "conversations" on race. Brinsley may have pulled the trigger, but figuratively speaking, these racepreneurs are just as responsible for loading his weapon.
I suspect we won't see Lebron James rockin' an "I Can't Breathe" t-shirt in support of New York's finest. I seriously doubt that the players from the St. Louis Rams will hold up bullet shattered driver and passenger side car windows in protest of the heinous shooting before running onto the football field. What I can predict is increased crime in urban neighborhoods because fewer people will be inclined to become cops. Tensions and distrust between police officers and the black community will remain high-- eventually invoking more phony protest and more deaths. Lastly, we know that two families have a lifetime of healing ahead of them as they attempt to make sense of it all. However, there is a solution to sending this racial wave back into the 60's where it belongs. Hire new leaders. more >>