Handcuffed Detainee Is Being Booked When Officer Has A Heart Attack; What He Does Next Might Have Saved His Life

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Jamal Rutledge sat handcuffed awaiting booking recently when the officer processing him collapsed to the ground. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Officer Franklin Foulks had a heart attack–and Rutledge was the only one who could do anything for him.

The security footage showed Rutledge checking on the officer and kicking the security fence to alert police to the situation.

Officers Robert Norvis and Raymond Ketchmark responded and removed the officer’s gear and activated a nearby defibrillator while waiting for medical personnel to arrive. Foulks was taken to the hospital, and the medical staff noted that the quick thinking of Rutledge helped save the officer’s life.

According to NBC Miami, Rutledge and Officers Norvis and Ketchmark will be honored for their actions.

h/t: The Blaze

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Wounded Warriors Ride To Applause In Miami Beach

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It’s not often that you are awakened out of the drudgery of your life and shown graphically why you should be grateful for your health, your family, and your country. This happened to me this morning.

I was eating breakfast outside a hotel in Miami Beach, after doing a video hit for a TV network north of Miami the day before.  The tables were lined along Ocean Drive and filled with tourists, foreigners, and locals alike.  Suddenly, a column of motorcycle cops thundered down the street and cleared the road of any cars.

The customers at the myriad of outside restaurants sitting at the promenade along the beach strained to see what was happening as they looked down the road in vain.  There was silence for about five minutes.

Then slowly, one man in a blue shirt came cycling by; he had an American flag emblazoned on the back of his shirt. He was missing both of his legs below the knee. Then another. Then another.Then a hundred.

Then something amazing happened.  The people eating at the crowded restaurants stood up in the middle of their meals and started clapping. One, then two, then hundreds. Foreigners, locals, tourists, everyone.  The applause was thunderous.

This morning made me proud to be an American.  wounded-warriors_soldiersride

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Libs Outraged Over Proposed Bill Requiring Students Watch ‘Patriotic’ D’Souza Film

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A Republican state senator in Florida is facing backlash over a bill he recently presented that would mandate public school students watch filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza’s most recent documentary.

Senate Bill 96 states that ‘America: Imagine the World Without Her’ would be shown to eighth and eleventh grade students in the state’s public schools unless a parent or guardian chooses to opt out of the screening.

If enacted, State Sen. Alan Hays’ bill would take effect at the beginning of next July.

As Breitbart noted, media outlets across the state have published sharp criticism of the proposal, apparently based on D’Souza’s conservative views.

The Orlando Weekly, for example, classified the film as “conservative agitprop” and D’Souza as an “anti-Obama, anti-progressive, anti-liberal” whose movie revolves only around “his political point of view.”

The paper also lamented the filmmaker’s “pro-Christian point of view.”

The Orlando Sentinel summed up the bill thusly: “If you could cash in on crazy, Florida would be the richest state in America.”

Though opponents are quick to classify the film as a project rooted in partisanship, D’Souza explained his true objective in an exclusive interview with Western Journalism earlier this year.

“The big question the movie explores,” he said, “is what would the world look like if there was no America? What would the past look like … if George Washington had taken a bullet from a British sniper?”

For Hays and the many moviegoers who made ‘America’ a huge success this summer, such a celebration of America’s greatness offers an important lesson for this nation’s next generation of citizens.

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Florida Democrats Just Voted To Impose Sharia Law On Women

Florida Democrats have declared war on women; but fortunately, their attack on our freedoms was turned back by Republicans who represented America and voted against them.

Anyone who isn’t certain that Democrats are devoted to destroying America need only take a look at their despicable conduct in the Florida Senate. In a vote that never should have had to be taken, every single Democrat voted to force Sharia Law on the people of Florida. By doing so, they placed women and children in very real danger. The vote was 24 votes for America and 14 votes for al Qaeda and the Taliban cast by loathsome Democrats. They voted to deny Americans the Constitutional protections generations of American men and women fought for and died to protect. Democrats have revealed their desire to force Americans to live as slaves to a third world, foreign “justice system.”

Since the liars in the Democrat–controlled media won’t describe what these quislings have tried to force on Americans, here is an outline of the horrors of Sharia Law.

There would be no freedom of religion because Sharia supports only Islam.

There would be no freedom of speech.

There would be no protection for homosexuals, Christians, or anyone else Islamists don’t like.

Rape victims would be executed, and those who were not executed by the state would legally be murdered by their families as “honor killings.”

Women would not be allowed to vote, drive, go to college, or show their faces in public. Little girls as young as 8 years old would be forced to “marry” men three and four times their age. Many would die when these beasts forced themselves on their “brides.”

Women would not be allowed to be treated by male doctors they were not related to.

Stoning as a form of execution would be sanctioned for women caught in adultery. Women would be forced to wear burkas in public.

There would be no pig farms or dogs, and public schools would be forbidden from serving anything but Halal–style food.

Alcoholic beverages would be forbidden, and cab drivers who suspect a passenger is carrying alcoholic beverages (or Christian or Hebrew bibles) could refuse them service.

Democrats voted to force this on American citizens. If they had the necessary numbers in the Florida legislature, Sharia Law in all its barbarity would be used in Florida courts. Democrats tried this. Keep this in mind next fall.

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Mark Levin Calls Out GOP For Targeting Tea Party And Other “Sleazy Crap”

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