Watch: Obama Just Called For Cops To Do Something ‘Unbelievable’ To Their Uniforms

The Obama administration announced a ban on the sale of some military-style equipment to local law enforcement agencies earlier this week. Additionally, the administration is looking to implement “softer uniforms” for police.

Local police departments are now prohibited from purchasing tracked armored vehicles, bayonets, grenade launchers, and large caliber weapons and ammunition. They will also face limits on other federal equipment, including explosives, riot equipment, and wheeled armored or tactical vehicles.

The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the largest law enforcement union in the United States, lambasted the administration for the move.

“The FOP was very disappointed that the ‘controlled’ equipment list identified protective gear like anti-ballistic shields and helmets as well as armored vehicles, as this will make these defensive purchases much more difficult to obtain,” an FOP statement said. “Similarly, some less than lethal technologies have also been put on the ‘controlled’ equipment list.”

All of us know that this issue is not really about equipment. We ought not to be distracted by thinking the problem is with the types of equipment or how the equipment is procured.

Instead, we need to focus on better command decision-making at the local and State level with respect to how and when the equipment is deployed in the field. This, and of course appropriate training for the officers who are directed to use the equipment, is critical.

Speaking on The Kelly File Thursday, Fox and Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade pointed out the administration also wants “softer uniforms” for police officers.

“They’re concerned about the helmet. They’re concerned about the shield. It’s sending the wrong message,” Kilmeade said. “I used to think from the civilian point of view that that would be a reason not to riot, because the police were ready and ready to act.”

Kilmeade also told Kelly that if he were a police officer today, he would not show up to the next riot.

h/t: Fox News

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Angry Teacher Does This To U.S. Flag After Student Calls Him Out In Front Of Class

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Parents and students alike protested in front of an eastern Illinois school amid reports of a teacher stomping on the American flag in the middle of class.

A teacher reportedly stomped on the flag during class at Martinsville Junior-School High School last Friday. The town is located about 100 miles west of Indianapolis.

“It’s just disgraceful,” Navy veteran Clifford Clouser told WTHI. “There’s just so much history in that flag. Some good, some bad, but it’s still our flag.”

Parent Gina Gibson tells the Journal Gazette & Times Courier what reportedly happened:

Gibson said several students reported that the incident in question began when their teacher was using a U.S. flag as a pointer.

She said a student told the teacher that using the flag in this way is disrespectful. Gibson said the teacher then became angry, dropped the flag on the floor, and deliberately stepped on the flag.

Gibson, who is also Clouser’s daughter, told the publication her son Seth and a second student objected to the teacher’s actions by putting their heads down on their desks and refusing to look at the teacher..

“This is a situation in which I am proud of our students,” Gibson said. “Our students are standing up for our nation.” WTHI noted that several residents, including students, were protesting outside on school grounds earlier this week.

The Martinsville school district has placed the teacher on leave for the rest of the school year pending an investigation and will not take any action until its June board meeting.

“We ask that any demonstration be done peacefully and off school grounds to avoid disruption to the end of the school year. For the safety and security of our students, we will ask any community member attempting to protest on school grounds to leave the property,” a press release from the district stated.

We are also aware that community members have made threats against the teacher on Facebook. We have notified the police of the threats.  We encourage everyone in the community to teach our students by example that we can express our disapproval with a situation without becoming threatening and/or potentially violent.

To ensure the safety of the teacher involved, as well as the safety of his family, we will not be releasing his name at this time.

h/t: The Blaze

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ISIS Is Gaining Ground Like Crazy, And Obama Just Responded With 6 Crazy Words

Despite the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) capturing two major cities this week, President Obama dismissed the notion that the United States is losing the war against the insurgent group.

“No, I don’t think we’re losing,” Obama told Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic in an interview Tuesday.

ISIS took control of the Iraqi city of Ramadi on Monday and Palmyra in Syria on Thursday.

Upon seizing Ramadi, ISIS militants destroyed several sites which predate Islam in Iraq. Ramadi is located in Anbar province, the largest in the country.

Known as Tadmor in the Bible, Palmyra was first established by the Israelite King Solomon over 3,000 years ago. The city is home to many artifacts and gas fields, advancing the terror group’s influence in the region.

Obama told Goldberg that despite the fall of Ramadi, he would not overhaul his approach to fighting ISIS.

“There’s no doubt there was a tactical setback, although Ramadi had been vulnerable for a very long time, primarily because these are not Iraqi security forces that we have trained or reinforced,” Obama said. “The training of Iraqi security forces, the fortifications, the command-and-control systems are not happening fast enough in Anbar, in the Sunni parts of the country.”

These victories by ISIS overshadow a successful mission by U.S. forces that killed Abu Sayyaf, who was in charge of financial operations for ISIS. Reports of the mission by the Delta Force team surfaced earlier this week.

When Jonathan Karl of ABC News asked White House press secretary Josh Earnest Monday if the U.S. strategy to combat ISIS “has been a success,” Earnest responded in the affirmative.

“Well, Jon, yeah. Overall, yes,” Earnest said. “That doesn’t mean there haven’t been areas of setback, as we saw in Ramadi.”

h/t: The Hill

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Ouch: Obama Just Joined Twitter And It Did NOT Go As He Planned…

President Obama received some backlash after setting up his Twitter account Monday, which has over 2.3 million followers as of Thursday.

Obama sent his first tweet from the @POTUS account Monday while sitting in the Oval Office.

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The account’s name is derived from the acronym “President of the United States.” USA Today pointed out that @POTUS became the fastest account ever to reach one million followers, hitting the mark in under five hours. Obama has tweeted a total of four times as of Thursday afternoon.

Naturally, there were some pleased to see Obama with his own account. The account @BarackObama is maintained by Organizing for America, the president’s political arm:

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What do you think of the @POTUS account? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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BOOM: 3 Thugs Tried To Brutally Murder His Partner. This K-9 Wasn’t Having It…

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A Mississippi sheriff’s deputy had his life saved by his K-9 partner after three men tried to attack him Monday.

The Clarion Ledger reported Wednesday that Hancock Sheriff Deputy Todd Frazier was beaten and cut with a knife by three men who are still at large in the town of Pearlington, about 50 miles west of Biloxi. “They told him they were going to slit his throat, and they were dragging him toward the woods,” Chief Deputy Don Bass told the publication.

At roughly 10 PM, Frazier checked on a blue Lincoln Town Car at a rest stop, which authorities believe could be a 2000 model. The driver was sitting alone with the lights off.

“When he got out, two other people came out of the woods right by the vehicle, and he backed up and fell, and it was on then,” said Sheriff Ricky Adam.

A pop mechanism recently installed in the sheriff’s vehicle enabled Lucas, the dog, to come to Frazier’s aid. Only two out of the four K-9 vehicles have the mechanism, Bass said. “The three of them were dragging him toward the wooded area, and he was able to break one hand free to activate the button that opens the door and it released Lucas,” added Bass.

The Ledger breaks down the deputy’s injuries:

Frazier suffered a two-and-a-half-inch cut to his forehead and multiple bodily injuries. The doctor told the deputy it looked like the cut was made by a box cutter.

Lucas bit either one or two of the suspects, who are likely heading towards Louisiana. “We don’t know how many he got, we just know he had blood all over him,” Adam said.

It is not known if the attack stemmed from threats by gangs to attack police, “but at this point in time I don’t care. This kind of attitude has been prevailing in Washington for the last six years and now it’s coming home to roost and we’re the targets,” Adam added.

Bass said this attack was a wake-up call for his department. “It hits us hard, it brings you to your knees,” he said.

We’re not a large agency, and all these guys have families. The main thing for anybody is to go home safe, we want you to go home at night. But it could happen to any one of them, the threat is here and the possibility is real.

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