WATCH What Happens When Walmart Shoppers Catch Thug Who Stole 84-Yr-Old Woman’s Purse

When shoppers at a Texas Walmart witnessed a man steal an 84 year-old woman’s purse, they leapt into action.

Several customers at the Bellmead Walmart, near Waco, chased the man outside of the store and surrounded and tried to subdue him. Cellphone video of the incident shows a woman standing nearby aiming a handgun at the man, as well.

The alleged thief then managed to break away and began running. The woman with the gun fired a shot over the man’s head, causing him to drop briefly to the ground, which allowed his pursuers enough time to catch him and detain him.

ABC 13 reports that “[p]olice arrested 27-year-old Andre Dawson, and recovered the purse he allegedly stole from the elderly woman.”

Dawson is currently in the McLennan County Jail Monday in lieu of $2,000 bond, charged with theft of less than $100, according to KWTX-TV.

KWTX-TV reports:

The case of a woman who fired a shot as a suspected purse thief fled in the parking lot of the Bellmead Walmart Supercenter will be forwarded to a grand jury, police said Monday.

The woman, whose name has not been released, went to the Bellmead Police Department Friday night.

“She was released pending further investigation,” police said in a press release Monday afternoon.

Once the investigation is completed, “the case will be forwarded to the grand jury,” police said.

A witness said, the woman could be seen watching the chase unfold, then parking her truck and getting out with her handgun. After the incident was over, she calmly returned to her truck and drove away.

h/t: TheBlaze

Dallas Mayor ‘More Fearful’ Of White Men Than Syrian Refugees

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings told MSNBC that he is more fearful of young white men committing mass shootings than Syrian refugees committing terrorist acts in the U.S.

I am more fearful of large gatherings of young white men that come into schools, theaters and shoot people up, but we don’t isolate young white men on this issue.

Mayor Rawlings said that Americans need to recognize that ISIS fighters are not the same as the refugees.

ISIS wants us to demonize these Syrian refugees, want us to alienate these children. ISIS is no more Islamic than the Nazi senior staff was Christian. And so we have got to differentiate between those, fight the fight that we need to do. These are evil human beings that are doing terrible things and we need to target our aggression and our plans against them, not children and not refugees. This is a big issue and we as a nation must step up and make sure we’re secure, but we must not do things that changes the soul of who we are as well.”

‘Clock Kid’ Ahmed Mohamed’s Family Just Sent A Mind-Blowing Demand To Irving, Texas

Attorneys representing the family of Ahmed Mohamed (“Click Kid”) sent letters to the City of Irving and the Irving School District demanding a total of $15 million and apologies for the incident involving the student’s homemade clock in late September.

The letters, obtained by the Dallas Morning News, demand $10 million from the City of Irving and $5 million from the ISD. The attorney also called for apologies from Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne and Police Chief Larry Boyd.

If all the family’s demands are not met within 60 days, the attorneys promise to file a lawsuit to pursue claims based on alleged violations of Ahmed’s 4th Amendment constitutional rights regarding unlawful searches and seizures, as well as his Title VI protections against discrimination based on his race, religion and national origin.

The attorneys charge that due to the incident, the family has experienced significant emotional distress and has been forced to move from their home out of concern for their safety.

As reported by Western Journalism, Ahmed, 14, was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school on Sept. 14, 2015. School officials mistook it for a bomb and called the police, who questioned the teen at the school for over an hour, and then arrested him and took him to the police station for further questioning. No charges were ultimately filed, and the teenager was released. However, the school suspended the student for three days for his behavior during the investigation. 

The Mohamed family’s attorney wrote in their demand letters, “The whole chain of events was an extraordinary rendition in miniature, in which Ahmed was treated as though he had no rights at all, despite his American citizenship.” 

Because Mohamed is a minor, the school is barred from revealing to the public exactly why it took the disciplinary actions it did.

Mayor Van Duyne told Blaze TV in September that “allowing the school district to share information would certainly ‘help to describe why’ the incident ‘progressed as it did.’”

The mayor described Mohamed as “passive aggressive” towards school officials as they sought to assess the situation regarding his clock.

Ahmed gained worldwide notoriety as a result of the incident, including having the opportunity to meet with President Obama at the White House, as well as television appearances and invitations to visit Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg, MIT, Google and Twitter.

h/t: TheBlaze


2018.11.23 Irving ISD Demand Letter

2015.11.23 City of Irving Demand Letter

Grandma Follows Trail Of Blood At 9-Yr-Old’s School, HORRIFIED By What She Discovers…

A Houston area mom wants answers from school officials, after they failed to call paramedics when her 9-year-old experienced life-threatening stabbing injuries.

The incident took place on Monday at Pleasantville Elementary School, when Saniya Jones and an 8-year-old classmate got into an argument during an after school program over who was going to get to erase the blackboard.

The 8-year-old stabbed Saniya multiple times with scissors. Rather than call for an ambulance, school officials contacted the little girl’s grandmother, reasoning that she lived close by and could make the decision about what medical attention was required.

Saniya’s grandmother came to the school expecting to see a small cut; what she saw “was like a crime scene,” Faye Dorron said. “There wasn’t nobody at the front when I got there. I tracked the blood to this back room and that’s where I found Naya.”

The family rushed the girl to the hospital. “She was bleeding so bad they actually had to stitch the artery or close the inside of the artery and outside of the wound,” Sharina Smith, Saniya’s mother, told KHOU. “The doctor actually said that she could have died from so much of the blood that she lost on the way to the hospital. I don’t know how a child could lose this much blood.”

“They said I’m tough,” Saniya said regarding the medical staff who treated her, according to ABC 13 News

The Houston school district confirmed the incident took place. “A Pleasantville Elementary third grader was injured Monday during a brief altercation with a classmate. Administrators quickly intervened. The safety of students and staff is always HISD’s top priority. Appropriate disciplinary action is being taken per the HISD Student Code of Conduct.”

The 8-year-old girl was suspended, but children under age 10 cannot be prosecuted, ABC 13 reported.

Saniya’s mother is considering homeschooling her, saying, “It’s just the scariest thing to ever have to go through.”

Texas Governor Just Boldly Stood Up Against Obama And His Refugee Plan In The Most Texas Way

Despite the ISIS terror attacks in Paris, President Obama wants to expand the number of Syrian refugees coming into the United States. Many, though, are balking at this plan; and leading the way is the State of Texas, which just put an end to Obama’s plans in no uncertain terms.

In the aftermath of the ISIS terror attacks that killed well over 100 people in Paris last week, calls from across the country have been made to end the intake of Syrian refugees; and Texas, Alabama, and Michigan have all expressed opposition to Obama’s plan to increase the intake of Syrian refugees coming into their states.

Greg Abbott, the Governor of Texas, issued a letter on Monday telling the President that his state would not take any more Syrian refugees in the current climate of threats of terrorism here in the homeland.

But Abbott didn’t stop there. He went on to say that “American humanitarian compassion could be exploited to expose Americans to similar deadly danger,” and then noted that even the FBI has reported that it cannot stop terrorists from being mixed in with Syrian “refugees.”

“The FBI director,” Abbott’s letter reads, “testified to Congress that the federal government does not have the background information that is necessary to effectively conduct proper security checks on Syrian nationals, Director Comey explained: ‘We can query our database until the cows come home, but there will be nothing show up because we have no record of them.’”

Abbott ended his letter urging Obama to end the federal government’s efforts to import more Syrians not just in Texas, but throughout the country.

“I urge you, as president, to halt your plans to allow Syrians to be resettled anywhere in the United States,” Abbot wrote. “Neither you nor any federal official can guarantee that Syrian refugees will not be part of any terroristic activity. As such, opening our door to them irresponsibly exposes our fellow Americans to unacceptable peril.”

The Texas Governor isn’t alone. The Republican governors of both Alabama and Michigan have also said they intend to reject any additional refugees brought into their states by Obama.

While admitting that all refugees are certainly not terrorists, Gov. Rick Synder of Michigan nonetheless said that his “first priority is protecting the safety of our residents.” With that, he proclaimed that no more Syrians will be allowed into his state.

For his part, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley insisted, “I will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm’s way,” before similarly ending any renewed influx of Syrian refugees coming into the Yellow Hammer State.

Despite all this, Obama has said that he fully intends to increase the number of Syrian refugees imported into the U.S. Obama said he wanted to “lead by example” and “take the moral high ground” by accepting tens of thousands of Syrian refugees. Needless to say, Paris did this also; and it seems to have led to the biggest terror attack France has suffered in decades.

Meanwhile, Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., called on President Obama to put a halt to the Syrian refugee program in the wake of the attacks in Paris.

“We have no greater responsibility as a federal government than to ensure the safety and security of the American people,” Byrne said in his letter to the president. “It is clearly in the best interest of the American people to halt the Syrian refugee resettlement program.”

By Monday afternoon, both the Republican governors of Illinois and Indiana joined Texas, Michigan and Alabama in putting a halt to the importing of Syrian refugees into their states.

On Monday, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner said, “We must find a way to balance our tradition as a state welcoming of refugees while ensuring the safety and security of our citizens.”

In his statement, Indiana Governor Mike Pence said, “Unless and until the state of Indiana receives assurances that proper security measures are in place, this policy will remain in full force and effect.”