Meet Portland’s Anti Gun “Acting” Police Chief

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Donna Henderson, laughing as she’s being sworn in at her promotion from Commander to Assistant Chief in 2013

As Portland police chief Larry O’Dea takes his paid leave of absence, after he got drunk and accidentally shot a friend on a hunting trip then lied about it to cover it up, assistant chief Donna Henderson has been appointed as “acting” chief until the situation is resolved.

Henderson is not without her own sordid past.

For starters, in 2009, she was demoted from Commander to Captain as then-Chief Rosie Sizer reorganized the bureau. Then, in 2013, after being re-promoted to Commander and promoted again to Assistant Chief of Investigations, she can be seen laughing during the swearing in ceremony, as she’s taking her oath (not very seriously).

In 2014, she defending what is known as the “48 hour rule”, which is a rule that was implemented by the officers union that says that officers involved in deadly shootings or death in custody cannot be interviewed by internal investigations until 48 hours have elapsed.

Earlier in 2014, she appeared at the Oregon state capitol in Salem to testify in favor of SB 1551, that year’s “universal background check bill”. The bill eventually stalled in the legislature. She appeared along side disgraced former governor John Kitzhaber and gun toting hypocrite Mark Kelly.

The 2015 Donna Henderson broke bureau policy by allowing officers who were involved in a shooting to review surveillance footage before giving their official statements. This was also condemned by the U.S. department of justice.

Looks like we’re just getting started with Donna Henderson’s corrupt practices. If the “acting” tag is removed and she is promoted to full time chief, you can expect more stunts from her.

Open Borders Hypocrite Mark Zuckerberg Turns HIS HOUSE INTO A FORTRESS (VIDEO)

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is an advocate of open borders and increased immigration for the United States but sings a different tune when it comes to his own home.

In addition to a wall surrounding his house and a personal security team, he has now bought the houses surrounding his home which he plans to tear down and replace with smaller ones so no one can see into his compound.

CNN reports:

Mark Zuckerberg to tear down and rebuild four houses surrounding his home

Mark Zuckerberg is planning to do some major construction on his block.

The Facebook CEO just submitted plans to tear down and rebuild four of the houses surrounding his Palo Alto home.
Zuckerberg bought the homes in 2012 and 2013 for about $43.8 million, according to Zillow estimates. He purchased his current home in 2011 for $7 million.

The construction plans indicate that Zuckerberg intends to make the new houses 20% smaller than their original size.

In total, they represent about “half of the allowable square footage for the four properties,” according to plans submitted earlier this month. Three of the proposed four homes are one story.

To minimize the impact and duration of construction, all four properties will be built at the same time. The architectural teams say they will try to protect existing trees.

Some reports speculate that Zuckerberg wants more privacy and security and is building the new properties to ensure that. Facebook gave him more than $5 million last year for personal security services, including private planes and security at his home.

Bill Whittle recently discussed the hypocrisy of this with Stephen Green and Scott Ott.

Why does Zuckerberg need so much security? If open borders are OK for the U.S. they should be good enough for him too.

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Hillary Won’t Say How Much Cash Her Son-in-Law GOT FROM GOLDMAN SACHS (VIDEO)

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Hillary Clinton claims to hate things like hedge funds but rarely mentions that her son-in-law runs one. She was recently asked about her son-in-law’s fund and how much it got from Goldman Sachs. Naturally, she ignored the question.

The Intercept reports:

Hillary Clinton Won’t Say How Much Goldman Sachs CEO Invested With Her Son-in-Law

WHEN HILLARY CLINTON’S son-in-law sought funding for his new hedge fund in 2011, he found financial backing from one of the biggest names on Wall Street: Goldman Sachs chief executive Lloyd Blankfein.

The fund, called Eaglevale Partners, was founded by Chelsea Clinton’s husband, Marc Mezvinsky, and two of his partners. Blankfein not only personally invested in the fund, but allowed his association with it to be used in the fund’s marketing.

The investment did not turn out to be a savvy business decision. Earlier this month, Mezvinsky was forced to shutter one of the investment vehicles he launched under Eaglevale, called Eaglevale Hellenic Opportunity, after losing 90 percent of its money betting on the Greek recovery. The flagship Eaglevale fund has also lost money, according to the New York Times.

There has been minimal reporting on the Blankfein investment in Eaglevale Partners, which is a private fund that faces few disclosure requirements. At a campaign rally in downtown San Francisco on Thursday, I attempted to ask Hillary Clinton if she knew the amount that Blankfein invested in her son-in-law’s fund.

Watch the video below:

This is something to keep in mind the next time Hillary claims she’s going to take on big business.

She’s ought to know, she’s their best customer.

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Angelina Jolie to Teach GENDER STUDIES at the London School of Economics

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Hollywood starlet Angelina Jolie is apparently going to teach gender studies at the London School of Economics next year. Hopefully, she won’t invade anyone’s safe space or commit any microagressions.

New York Mag reports:

Angelina Jolie Is a Gender-Studies Professor Now

In addition to being an actress, director, UNHCR special envoy, super-mom, menopause spokeswoman, and maker of an expressively fruit-forward rosé, Angelina Jolie is adding college professor to her résumé.

Starting in 2017, Jolie will serve as a visiting professor for a new master’s class on women, peace, and security at the London School of Economics, alongside former British foreign secretary William Hague.

“It is vital we broaden the discussion on how to advance women’s rights and end impunity for crimes that disproportionately affect women, such as sexual violence in conflict,” said Jolie in a statement. “I am looking forward to teaching and to learning from the students, as well as to sharing my own experiences of working alongside governments and the United Nations.”

We shouldn’t complain. At least she’s staying out of U.S. politics… for now.

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Dilbert Creator Scott Adams Tells Bill Maher TRUMP WILL WIN IN A LANDSLIDE (VIDEO)

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Dilbert creator Scott Adams was one of the first people to recognize Trump’s appeal. He claims he isn’t even a huge fan of Trump but that he thinks Trump is a genius for the way he has approached the election.

Adams was recently on Bill Maher’s show and said Trump will not only win but that he’ll win big.

Transcript via Real Clear Politics:

‘Dilbert’ Creator Scott Adams to Bill Maher: Donald Trump Will Win Election In A Landslide

SCOTT ADAMS: I’ve been studying persuasion for decades and when I saw Trump last summer displaying the tools of persuasion I thought, ‘Oh my God, he’s not a crazy clown. Everything he’s doing, including his complete ignoring of the facts, is persuasion perfection. I called him to be the landslide winner in the general election last year.

Essentially he’s basically bringing a flamethrower to a stick fight. There’s nobody using the same tools that he’s using. So his complete ignoring of facts are actually part of the persuasion because he doesn’t give you targets. He doesn’t give you details of his policies, usually. So he’s reducing the number of targets while making you feel good and focusing on the things he wants. So it’s not about facts, it’s about focus and attention.

Watch the video:

It’s fun to watch the blood draining from Maher’s face as Adams talks, isn’t it?

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“Go To The Other Restroom”, Says College To Women

vlcsnap-2016-05-30-02h56m26s153It’s literally called “Theater Of the Oppressed”, and it takes place at Portland Community College, as part of a larger endeavor entitled Illumination Project. This edition of the theater is called “Cis-Stemic”, and it features some of the day-to-day oppression that a transgender person suffers through. College students and faculty act out scenes from a trans person’s experiences, and the audience members get a chance to interrupt this by inserting themselves into the scene in order to solve whatever evil doing is happening.

In one scene, they are in a bathroom, and the male-to-female transgender is washing his/her hands, as an actual female comes in and is taken aback by the fact that there is a dude wearing women’s clothing in the women’s restroom. A green haired feminist, who was previously seen using an autism awareness display to block cameras, hollers out “STOP” in the middle of the scene and inserts herself into the scene.

She stands up for the trans person by saying “There are other restrooms, and if you’re not comfortable here, then you can go to the other restroom” to the actual woman.

Yes, college students are now being conditioned to tell properly gendered people to use a different restroom if they are uncomfortable with a transgender.

After each scene, they all kumbaya and reflect on their brave interruption of… uhh, something.

The guy facilitating this is Brad Fortier, of PCC’s women’s resource center. Fortier can also be seen in the “white guy smile” video.

The entire performance can be seen on the Laughing At Liberals channel on YouTube.

The Illumination Project page on the PCC website describes its mission as:

The Illumination Project’s mission is to create an inclusive, socially just academic and general community through student leadership development and social change theater. The main purpose of the Illumination Project is to create a campus climate that is inclusive and promotes equal access to education. The Illumination Project’s interactive community performances are designed so that large factions of the campus participate in problem-solving around issues that traditionally have made education more difficult for students of color, women students, poor/working class students, immigrant and sexual minority students.

In a realistic yet safe atmosphere actors and audience members have the opportunity to rehearse situations in order to build their communication skills and understand possible alternative behaviors. The Illumination Project also enables audience members to take on different characters in order to build empathy with the experience of others – a key element in living respectfully within a pluralistic society.

The Illumination Project curriculum covers current research and theory on institutional oppressions. The curriculum addresses the affects of oppression on individuals and society and the best practices to challenge oppressive behavior. The curriculum draws on multiple traditions – crafting links between feminist, critical, multicultural, queer, postcolonial, and other movements toward social justice.

Issues addressed include community building, consciousness-raising (around issues of race, class, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, and ability), skill building, and taking action. Anti-oppression work is deep and complex. All activities are contextualized and are only used as the group is ready, working from lower risk to higher risk so that learning may take place in a safe and conducive environment.

Concurrently, students learn social justice theater and popular education techniques. Much of the work the Illumination Project does is based on “Theater of the Oppressed”, a form of social justice theater developed by Augusto Boal, a Brazilian theater activist. In “Theater of the Oppressed” plays are performed once without interruption and then again, allowing audience members to enter the scene, take on a character and positively alter the outcome of the scene.

Bloomberg Owned Police Chief Moving Up To County Sheriff

vlcsnap-2016-05-30-02h16m53s12Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton is stepping down in August, on the heels of several ethics scandals that have come to light. These include dismissing a staffer who revealed that the corrections department uses unnecessary force, a female deputy was harassed and “fat shamed”, and, most recently, his souped up Dodge Charger cruiser that he ordered for himself on the county dime, against policy.

Set to take over for him on an interim basis is former Portland police chief Mike Reese.

Reese has recently become a bobble head for Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown For Gun Safety. He was at the state capitol last year testifying, twice, in favor SB941, the “universal background check” bill that eventually passed, and has been spotted getting involved with Gabby Giffords’ anti gun group, Americans For Responsible Solutions, which, coincidentally, was handled by the scandal plagued Hilltop Public Solutions, the subject of a recent story here on Progressives Today.

During Reese’s testimony in favor of SB 941 in 2015, he was unable to explain how the new law would work and how it would be enforced, as he was grilled by one of the Senators at the hearing, until committee chair, Floyd Prozanski, bailed him out.

Reese also inadvertently made the case against the background check bill by stating that criminals get their guns from licensed dealers or gun shows, both of which require background checks, or by stealing the guns.

He was even drafted by Bloomberg to star in a series of TV ads to raise awareness about the new background check law.

As Reese was making his way out from a Giffords event in Portland in February, he was asked about crime in the city going up after this new background check law had taken effect. Of course, he had no comment.

AWFUL: Vandal Drives Through Memorial Day CROSS DISPLAY

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Some people don’t deserve the freedom our brave men and women in uniform provide. Take for example, the idiot who drove his car through a display of crosses on Memorial Day weekend.

The Associated Press reports:

Police: Man Drives Through Kentucky Memorial Cross Display

Residents of a Kentucky county are rallying and working frantically to repair and replace a Memorial Day cross display that was vandalized by a driver accused of plowing through the crosses.

The cross display in Central Park in Henderson, which is about 130 miles west of Louisville, honors the names of more than 5,000 who served in conflicts dating back to the Revolutionary War.

“It has really upset the entire community,” said Jennifer Richmond, a spokeswoman for the Henderson city police department. “This is something you don’t do. This is a form of desecration. These people served their country and then someone disrespected their memory in this way, and it’s just totally unacceptable.”

The names on the crosses, she said, represent soldiers who died in conflicts or veterans who returned home and later passed, all from the city and county of Henderson. Volunteers and the American Legion put the crosses up in May each year for a Memorial Day remembrance ceremony…

Surveillance footage from nearby, she said, showed a late 1970s model Ford Thunderbird driving on a sidewalk.

The vehicle description, along with Facebook posts from concerned community members, led police to Anthony Burrus, a 27-year-old Henderson resident.

Burrus has been charged with criminal mischief in the first degree and leaving the scene of an accident. Online jail records do not list an attorney for him.

He should be made to fix the damage he did and apologize.

It’s the least he could do.

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BOOM! Disney CEO Hits Back At Bernie Sanders: HOW MANY JOBS HAVE YOU CREATED? (VIDEO)

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Bernie Sanders recently criticized Disney for what it pays its workers but CEO Bob Iger, who unlike Bernie has had jobs in the real world, hit back pretty hard.

Town & Country reports:

Disney’s Bob Iger Blasts Bernie Sanders on Private Facebook Post: ‘What Have You Contributed to the US Economy?’

Disney CEO Bob Iger erupted in frustration against Bernie Sanders’ attacks on Disney’s low wages and Iger’s sky-high salary, asking in a private Facebook post obtained by TheWrap: “How many jobs have you created?”

In a private Facebook message on Tuesday, Iger, a supporter of Sanders’ Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton, wrote:

“To Bernie Sanders: We created 11,000 new jobs at Disneyland in the past decade, and our company has created 18,000 in the US in the last five years. How many jobs have you created? What have you contributed to the US economy?”

On Tuesday, Sanders launched into a broadside attack on the Walt Disney Co. during an Anaheim Convention Center rally filled with 1,500 supporters.

“Anybody make a living wage working for Disney?” Sanders asked. “It’s an example of what we’re talking about when we talk about a rigged economy.”

Sanders went on to claim that “Disney pays its workers wages that are so low that many of them are forced to live in motels because they cannot afford a decent place to live.” He added, “People are asking is it right that at Disneyland you have a CEO making $46 million while they’re paying their workers starvation wages.”

Here’s a video report from FOX News:

For someone who’s never worked outside of government, Bernie sure does think he’s an expert on the private sector.

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Stunning Video of Venezuela Supermarket Shows ROWS AND ROWS OF EMPTY SHELVES

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The situation in Venezuela has gotten so bad that people are going without food, electricity and other necessities. The video below shows how dire the situation is as the camera passes by row after row of empty shelves.

The fruits of socialism are on full display here.

Watch:

This should be a teachable moment for the left but it probably won’t work.

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