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

What do you think about Obama’s actions regarding the police? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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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

Should the teacher be fired? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Watch: What This Dentist Was Just Accused Of Doing To Children Will Make You Sick

Outraged parents and at least one former employee are making sure as many people as possible know about a dentist they say has been physically abusing his child patients. Following last week’s town hall meeting to discuss the allegations against Dr. Howard Schneider, CNN and other major news outlets have begun reporting the disturbing details.

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A former employee, who worked for Schneider only briefly and requested not to be identified, spoke out against her ex-employer and is working with law enforcement investigating the case.

“It was horrible,” the source said. “Him putting his hand over the children’s mouth[s], yelling at them, getting close to their ear, telling them they better shut up.”

As for his staff, the former employee alleged Schneider expected the same rough treatment toward young patients.

“He didn’t like for you to be nurturing and make them feel at ease,” she said. “He wanted you to be rough. He would get angry when you would try to calm them down.”

Parents say Schneider’s inappropriate behavior went further than merely handling kids aggressively. The group of roughly 100 concerned parents that showed up for the recent town hall meeting began to organize after one parent posted her daughter’s harrowing experience to her Facebook page.

Not only did the incensed mother claim Schneider hit and choked the young girl; he also allegedly removed seven of her teeth in a procedure that resulted in her being rushed to the hospital. An online petition is currently gathering signatures from those who support launching an investigation into Schneider’s practice with the ultimate goal of ensuring he loses his medical license.

In addition to the many lawsuits currently pending against him, Schneider’s wife reportedly filed for divorce recently.

The dentist released a short statement on his behalf, saying that he is “pissed off” and has done “nothing wrong.”

What would you do if your child was abused by his or her dentist? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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John McCain Reveals ISIS’s True Target, And It’s Scary

In an interview with CNN, Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., called the U.S. administration’s ISIS strategy “an abject failure” and President Barack Obama’s declaration that the U.S. isn’t losing the fight against ISIS “mind-boggling.”

“It’s mind-boggling that the President could keep saying, and (administration officials) could keep saying what they’re saying while thousands of people are being butchered, burning bodies in the streets, executions, beheadings,” he said. “This is a disaster. It was predicted by me and Sen. Lindsey Graham, and it’s going to go on until we develop a strategy.”

Such a strategy, McCain has said, would require the deployment of 10,000 U.S. troops to help Iraqis fight back the terrorist group, which has made significant advances over the past week.

During the interview, McCain also said that Islamic State’s objective is not Syria or Iraq, but The United States.

“Their objective isn’t Iraq and Syria, their objective is us. They are a cancer and that cancer will spread unless it is checked,” he said.

A few hours after CNN interviewed McCain, Israeli news site Ynet reported that Assad’s forces in Syria lost more ground on Friday and Islamic State seized another town in Iraq and drove Assad’s army from its last held border control post on the Syrian-Iraqi border:

The regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad seemed to be further losing its grip in Syria on Friday, as his army was driven out of a key stronghold near the coast, hours after losing its last outpost on the Iraq border to Islamic State, on the other side of the country.

This new strategic loss for Assad, along with his recent losses to IS at the ancient city of Palmyra, and the last Syria-Iraqi border crossing, is another sign of his regime’s disintegration.

In Idlib in the northwest of the country, jihadis from the al-Nusra Front, affiliated with Al-Qaeda, succeeded in increasing their control of province after two weeks of fighting, breaking the siege of a major government hospital in Jisr ash-Shugur, from which Syrian soldiers were seen fleeing. Jisr ash-Shugur is considered one of the Syrian regime’s strategic strongholds due to its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea, where most of the Alawite community, of which Assad is a member, live.

An opposition website claimed that the rebels managed to take a great number of soldiers and officers prisoner during their escape from the hospital.

In Iraq, Sheikh Rafie al-Fahdawi said the small Iraqi town of Husseiba fell to Islamic State overnight when police and tribal Sunni fighters withdrew after running out of ammunition.

“We have not received any assistance from the government. Our men fought to the last bullet and several of them were killed,” he told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.

Husseiba is about 4 miles east of Ramadi, where Islamic State routed Iraqi forces last weekend in their most significant advance in nearly a year.

Al-Fahdawi said that with the fall of Husseiba, the militants have come closer to the strategic Habbaniyah military base, which is still held by government forces.

“The situation is very critical. The militants are about 5 kilometers from Habbaniyah base, which is now in great danger,” he said.

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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

How do you think America is faring in the war against ISIS? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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