Two Florida Deputies Shot Dead in Suspected Ambush by Suicidal Maniac

At this hour there is still no information about the assassin who sneaked up on the two deputies above and shot them through the glass as they were eating in a Chinese restaurant.

Excerpt from ABC News

Two Florida deputies were killed in the line of duty today, according to law enforcement officials.

Two Gilchrist County Sheriff’s deputies were shot and killed at about 3 p.m. while they were at the Ace China restaurant in downtown Trenton — located about 50 miles west of Gainesville — Sheriff Bobby Schultz said in a statement.

This shooting has the characteristics of a Black Lives Matter assassination. However, anyone might have had a grudge against the sheriff’s department. Besides, black shooters usually run for it rather than kill themselves.

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Flock of 11 Ducklings Who Fell into Storm Drain Rescued by Police and Fire Department

Fox2 Now

SHILOH, IL – Eleven ducklings got a new lease on life Tuesday night after someone at a track meet at Shiloh Middle School saw the duckling fall into a storm drain.

The call went out to for first responders at 7:15 p.m. Officers and firefighters from Shiloh police and O’ Fallon – Shiloh Fire Department responded to remove a grate in order rescue the ducklings.

All of the ducklings are in good health and have been turned over to the Treehouse Wildlife Center.

Third World Construction: Footbridge Collapse in Miami Results in Mass Casualties

UPDATE: I was right. The Mestizo companies building the failed bridge have a history. Read more at the Washington Times.

Florida International University commissioned the building of a footbridge so that students could cross a busy street safely.

The bridge, being built by a Mestizo construction company (judging from the name), collapsed on cars stopped at a red light, killing numerous motorists.

The school itself is an Hispanic serving institution, meaning that it’s majority Cubans. The school designed the speedy construction technique being used on the project.

Essentially, a third world group of people of limited intelligence tried to build a bridge and failed.

Say hello to third world America.

Wall Street Journal

MIAMI—A new pedestrian bridge at Florida International University that was at the vanguard of innovative construction techniques collapsed Thursday afternoon, smashing cars under its wrecked concrete and causing multiple casualties.

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Dog Scheduled for Execution Now Saving Lives in Texas

Rocket the search and rescue dog provides us with a great example of why we have to stop putting dogs in so-called shelters where they are then killed. Adopt a shelter dog or take in a “stray.” All my dogs were of that type and I never regretted making a single one of them family.

Huffington Post

Back in 2012, Sacramento SPCA officials placed the hyperactive 1-year-old stray on its euthanasia list after one of its shelters took the pup in.

Staff, however, thought he had “promising search dog characteristics” and so contacted the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation to evaluate him, according to a post that the foundation wrote on Facebook on Monday.

Volunteer Andrea Bergquist believed the animal’s boundless energy could be harnessed for the greater good and she adopted him, reports CBS News.

Sacramento Bee

Five years ago, a Sacramento shelter dog named Rocket was deemed too energetic to be adopted and scheduled for euthanasia.

Now, Rocket is helping out in Hurricane Harvey as a search dog trained to work with first responders in disasters.

“I think it’s just a testament that … just because an animal ends up in the shelter doesn’t mean that they are an animal that someone doesn’t want or that they don’t have a lot to give to the community,” said Dawn Foster, a spokeswoman for the Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, from where Rocket was adopted.

The Sacramento SPCA first recommended Rocket as a search dog in 2012. Shelter workers saw the high energy that made Rocket difficult to adopt as a potential boon for a disaster search dog, Foster said, adding that the SPCA is always looking for animals who “have that instinct to want to do jobs, that … like to play with toys and solve problems.”

But when a canine recruiter from the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation tested the border collie mix, he failed.

However, according to the California-based foundation – which has paired several Sacramento SPCA dogs with firefighters and other emergency workers in recent years – the volunteer who tested Rocket couldn’t get him out of her mind. Not wanting to leave Rocket to die, she and her husband adopted the dog, bringing him out on expeditions with another search dog. With their help, Rocket passed his search dog test in 2013.

According to the foundation, Rocket was assigned to Michael Stornetta, an engineer with the Windsor Fire District in Sonoma County. In February 2015, after extensive training, Rocket and Stornetta were certified to work in disaster zones with an Oakland-based Federal Emergency Management Agency task force.

Rocket and Stornetta are one of 14 search dog pairs trained through the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation aiding relief efforts in Texas as Hurricane Harvey displaces tens of thousands of people and floods the state.

Denise Sanders, a spokesperson for the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, said dogs like Rocket are taught to find live people buried beneath rubble or otherwise trapped in the wake of a disaster. When floodwaters recede in Texas, she said, Rocket will help responders “make sure nobody gets left behind” as they walk through neighborhoods devastated by the storm.

“Those dogs with their noses can cover ground much more quickly than humans can,” Sanders said.

Sanders said that after nine years with the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, seeing dogs like Rocket shift from rescued to rescuer “never gets old” for her.

“And we know that there are many more like Rocket out there just waiting to be found,” she said.

Father of Girl Killed by Tinted Terrorist in Times Square Reacts Like a Real White Man

Thomas Elsman threatened to kill the diseased garbage that killed his daughter in the Times Square car attack on Thursday.

Kudos to him for not going soft and mushy and forgivvy.

New York Post

The grief-stricken father of the young woman fatally mowed down by a maniac driver speeding down a Times Square sidewalk said Friday, “My heart died in New York yesterday.’’

Thomas Elsman drove to the city from his Michigan home with his son Thursday night after hearing the awful news about 18-year-old Alyssa.

He told WNYW/Fox 5, “There’s no words. I want to scream. My first-born daughter is gone.’’

Alyssa, her 13-year-old sister, Ava, and their mom were visiting New York when Richard Rojas struck.

RICHARD ROJAS.

At one point Friday, Elsman went to the Midtown South station house where Rojas was being held, and threatened to kill him, law-enforcement sources told The Post. Elsman was taken to Bellevue Hospital to be calmed down.

Meanwhile, sources said Ava was more seriously injured than had been reported. She suffered a fractured pelvis and collapsed lung in addition to a broken leg.

Ava was told that her sister died in the tragedy, their father said.

Elsman was outraged when he learned more about Rojas.

“If it was an accident, I would forgive,” he said in the interview.

“The fact that I found out he was on drugs, and then also today in court said, ‘I wanted to kill everyone,’ and he wanted to go suicide-by-cop, that’s intent,” he said.

“He knew what he was doing, and I don’t care what happens to him.”

I don’t believe Thomas will give his daughter’s killer a hug and forgive him in court. White forgiveness should be reserved for those who deserve it.

Dusky Driver Mows Down Pedestrians in Times Square, One Dead, 22 Injured

RICHARD ROJAS. MURDERER.

ALYSSA ELSMAN. DEAD.

One of the problems with Latinos is that they exhibit a high rate of mental illness that leads to violence. The race realist would say that Latinos should have their own country (Mexico, Dominican Republic, etc.) where they can deal with their own kind as they see fit.

The killer in this story is probably going to cop an insanity plea. That will mean that he’s going to be out on the streets at some time in the future. Where his mental illness will come back and be played out a second time.

AOL.com

NEW YORK, May 18 (Reuters) – A former U.S. Navy sailor slammed his car into pedestrians in New York City’s packed Times Square on Thursday, killing an 18-year-old woman and wounding 22 people, and authorities said there was no indication it was an act of terrorism.

Witnesses said the motorist mounted the sidewalk in a burgundy Honda sedan and sped along more than three city blocks, knocking people over before the car hit a pole and came to rest at 45th Street and Broadway in Midtown Manhattan.

Police who took the driver into custody identified him as Richard Rojas, 26, of the New York City borough of the Bronx. They said he had been arrested twice for drunken driving in 2008 and 2015, and once earlier this month for menacing.

There was “no indication” it was an act of terrorism, Mayor Bill de Blasio told a news conference at the scene.

Initial reports of the incident brought to mind vehicle attacks on pedestrians like those seen in recent months in Britain, France, Germany, Israel and Sweden.

“People were being hit and rolling off the car,” said Josh Duboff, who works at the nearby Thomson Reuters headquarters. He said he leaped out of the way to avoid being struck.

Shoes were scattered on the sidewalk. A woman’s body lay covered with a bloodstained blanket. A police officer kept vigil nearby, sadly shaking his head.

The dead woman was named by police as Alyssa Elsman, an 18-year-old who was on vacation with her family from Michigan.

Car goes airborne in Times Square:

Friends of Rojas are interviewed:

Libtard MSNBC calls it an accident:

Raw footage of the crime scene:

Disturbing video:

As liberals step forward to defend the killer, never forget the victim.

We will remember!

See more photos and information on Alyssa at Heavy.

Earthquake! Did Saint’s Blood That Failed to Liquefy Portend Disaster for Italy?

A massive earthquake has struck Italy, setting off an avalanche that has buried a ski hotel and left many dead.

More on that story, but first, we must note that on December 20, 2016, a story appeared about the blood of an Italian saint predicting disaster.

Cruxnow.com

The blood of St. Januarius, Patron of Naples and former bishop and martyr of the city, failed to liquefy, an occurrence some believe to portend misfortune. “We must not think of disasters and calamities. We are men of faith and we must pray,” said the Abbot of the Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro.

NAPLES, Italy – Prayer was the response to a rare failure of a saint’s blood to liquefy in Naples, an occurrence some believe to portend misfortune.

“We must not think of disasters and calamities. We are men of faith and we must pray,” said Monsignor Vincenzo De Gregorio, the Abbot of the Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro, ANSA reports.

The blood belongs to St. Januarius, Patron of Naples and former bishop and martyr of the city.

Known in Italian as San Gennaro, his bones and a reliquary of his blood are preserved in Naples’ cathedral. He is believed to have been martyred during the infamous persecution of Christians during the rule of the Roman emperor Diocletian, who retired in 305.

The reputed miracle is locally known and accepted, though has not been the subject of official Church recognition.

The liquefaction is believed to happen at least three times a year: the Saturday before the first Sunday of May, September 19, which is the saint’s feast day, and December 16, the anniversary of the 1631 eruption of the Mount Vesuvius volcano.

During the miracle, the dried, red-colored mass confined to one side of the reliquary becomes blood that covers the entire glass. In local lore, the failure of the blood to liquefy signals war, famine, disease or other disaster.

The blood did indeed liquefy on September 19, 2016.

Historically, the vial has sometimes changed upon the visit of a pope.

On March 21, 2015, Pope Francis met with priests, religious and seminarians at the cathedral and gave a blessing with the relic.

Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe of Naples then received the vial back from the pope and noted that the blood was still solid on one side of the vial.

The cardinal remarked: “It seems that St. Januarius loves the Pope, because the blood is already half liquefied.”

Pope Francis quipped in response: “you can see that the saint only loves us a little. We have to convert more.”

The last time blood liquefied in the presence of a pope was in 1848 when Pius IX visited. The phenomenon didn’t happen when St. John Paul II visited the city in October 1979, or when Benedict XVI visited in October 2007.
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The biggest immediate fallout from the Italian quake has been to focus worldwide attention on the ski hotel pictured at the top of this post.

The Local Italy

Summary:

– An avalanche hit a hotel in Abruzzo in the early hours of Thursday morning

– Several deaths are feared, according to Italian media reports citing rescue services

Fire service: No sign of survivors, 13:14: Confirming what La Repubblica daily reported a few minutes ago, Italy’s fire service has said its rescue dog units are at the scene, but that there has been no sign of life from any of the missing people. Firefighters arrived by helicopter earlier this morning, but the roads have only just been cleared of snow allowing further units to join them.

Rescue dog units and firefighters have also arrived by road, at the moment no signs from the missing people.

Guests were ready to leave when avalanche hit, 13:05: The hotel guests were reportedly waiting in the entrance hall to leave, but had been unable to due to a delay in the snowplough which was supposed to clear the roads.

“They had packed their bags, all the guests wanted to go,” Quintino Marcello, who ran the hotel’s restaurant, told La Repubblica. “They had been told that the snowplough would arrive at 3pm, but it was then pushed back to 7pm.”

Rescue efforts are underway, with spades, dogs and video equipment all being used, and the underground sauna is being searched.

The violence of the avalanche – which moved the entire hotel by ten metres – is making things difficult. Journalists on the scene say that trees, mattresses and other items from the hotel are all mixed in with the snow.

25 still unaccounted for, 12:12: 25 people, including several children, remain unaccounted for as rescue work continues.