I am about ready to go to the Red River and raise a ‘Come and Take It’ flag to tell the feds to stay out of Texas.
—Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott
—Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott
BUNKERVILLE, Nev. (CBS Las Vegas/AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says “something is going to happen” to get Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy to stop letting his cattle graze on federal land. “It’s obvious that you can’t just walk away from this. And we can speculate all we want to speculate to what’s going to happen next,” Reid told KSNV-TV. “But I don’t think it’s going to be tomorrow that something is going to happen, but something will happen. We are a nation of laws, not of men and women.”
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An organizer for the annual Burning Man festival in Nevada has decided to take the party to Cliven Bundy’s ranch for a 30-day, rules-free “Bundyfest.” Liberal activist Sean Shealy said the festival will be held across the road from Mr. Bundy’s ranch in Bunkerville for 30 days beginning Sept. 5 and will feature more than 250 bands, Raw Story first reported. The event appears to blatantly mock the defiant rancher, who has engaged in a long-term battle with the Bureau of Land Management over unpaid federal grazing fees. “For years, we paid permitting fees to hold Burning Man on the beautiful Playa in Northern Nevada,” reads the Bundyfest Facebook page. “But now, Cliven Bundy has shown us a NEW WAY! ABSOLUTE FREEDOM! Bundy has declared the entire area surrounding Bundy Ranch as a TOTALLY RULES-FREE ZONE! ANYTHING GOES! WOO-HOO!!!” The page also proudly states that Bundyfest is a “gay friendly atmosphere” that permits “full nudity.”
APRIL 22—A 19-year-old Tennessee woman had a loaded handgun hidden in her vagina when she was brought into jail yesterday afternoon following a collar for driving with a suspended license, police report. As Dallas Archer was being booked into the Kingsport jail, a female corrections officer alerted to an “unknown object” in the teenager’s crotch during a search. The jailer and a female cop then accompanied Archer to a bathroom for further examination, a review that led to the recovery of a “North American Arms 22 LR revolver (loaded) which Ms. Dallas had concealed in her vagina,” according to a Kingsport Police Department report.
Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Violent protests broke out in Rio’s tourist heart of Copacabana on Tuesday following the death of a resident, an AFP photographer said, less than two months before the World Cup. Two main thoroughfares were closed after angry demonstrators from a slum set ablaze barricades of tires to protest the death of a dancer believed killed by a police unit who took him for a drug trafficker.
A 19-year-old woman was shot and killed by police in Albuquerque, New Mexico early Monday after being suspected of stealing a truck. This week’s death of Mary Hawkes now marks the third time in five weeks that Albuquerque cops have killed a civilian. Albuquerque Police Chief Gordon Eden told the Associated Press this week that an officer was pursuing the suspect on foot Monday morning when the woman reportedly “stopped, turned and pointed a handgun at close range.” Recently retired Valencia County Magistrate Danny Hawkes identified his daughter Mary as the victim later that evening, and the Albuquerque Journal reported the next morning that the woman had two previous run-ins with police as an adult, in addition to charges lobbed at her as a youth.
“The guy was trying to find out why his friend was being arrested,” the video’s author stated. “The cop pushed him and he responded by saying f*ck you.”
Wicklund can then be seen erupting in a fit of rage, throwing the man on top of his police car before slamming him to the ground. The man, now laying on his back in the street, is then punched in the face and body repeatedly.
A separate officer watching the incident unfold is seen pushing the cameraman away as he allows Wicklund to continue the assault.
Police charged the battered man with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest according to a friend on scene.
Authorities used tear gas against activists of the May Day Committee who tried to make a public statement on holding a celebration at Istanbul’s Taksim Square, despite a government ban on rallies at the location. “Taksim Square is the May Day square,” declared a conglomerate of trade unions – including the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions (DISK) and the Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions (KESK) – as security forces called on activists to host their May 1 event at Istiklal Street instead of Taksim Gezi Park. As the May Day Committee attempted to announce its May 1 march, police prevented the group from reading out the statement and used tear gas on those gathered at the square.