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NYPD Cop Who Berated Uber Driver Stripped of Gun and Badge


Commissioner Bill Bratton put the detective, Patrick Cherry on modified duty on Wednesday, pulling him from a counterterrorism task force in which he reportedly had a top level of security clearance

BRATTON: "That officer's behavior reflected badly on everyone who wears our uniform"


guardian
An NYPD detective captured on a viral video berating an Uber driver was stripped of his shield and gun and placed on modified duty, commissioner Bill Bratton said Wednesday, as he chided the officer for his behavior and apologized to the driver and his passengers.

Detective Patrick Cherry, of Sayville, was transferred out of the Joint Terrorism Task Force as the passenger who captured the incident on video testified in front of the Civilian Complaint Review Board. The case was referred to the Internal Affairs Bureau and the CCRB for an investigation.

"No good cop could watch that without a wince ... that officer's behavior reflected badly on everyone who wears our uniform," Bratton said, speaking at an unrelated news conference at police headquarters.

 "That officer's behavior violated every one of the tenets that we are attempting to teach at the police academy."


 

Iraq Military Claims Victory Over ISIS in Tikrit (VIDEO)


"Pockets of ISIS fighters remain"


Fox News
Iraq's defense minister said security forces have achieved a "magnificent victory" over Islamic State fighters in Tikrit Wednesday, but a senior defense official told Fox News that the fighting is “block to block, especially in the northern part of Tikrit where ISIS still has fighters.”

Khalid al-Obeidi said Wednesday that security forces have "accomplished their mission" in the monthlong offensive to rid Saddam Hussein's hometown of the militant group.

"We have the pleasure, with all our pride, to announce the good news of a magnificent victory," Obeidi said in a video statement. "Here we come to you, Anbar! Here we come to you, Nineveh, and we say it with full resolution, confidence, and persistence," naming other provinces under the sway of the extremists.

Despite the claim, “Iraqi security forces are still fighting block to block in some cases, particularly in the northern part of Tikrit,” a Pentagon official told Fox News.

Iranian forces, fighting alongside the Iraqi forces pulled back and the U.S. came in with airstrikes to retake Tikrit.
Fox News Leland Vittert reports



 

That Was '3 Years' Ago: WH Press Sec. Earnest Refuses To Condemn Harry Reid Comments About Romney Paying Taxes (VIDEO)

Josh Earnest is pressed: President Obama says we must not let ideology get in the way of respect, right?

So, what about Harry Reid's recent comments about Mitt Romney in the CNN interview?

You want to take this opportunity to condemn it?

Earnest: Harry Reid speaks for himself...That was 3 years ago...Next question

Watch--This is today:






 

WaPo Poll: 50% Disapprove Way Obama Is Handling U.S. Relations With Israel

Only 38% approve


washingtonpost
By a nearly 2 to 1 margin, Americans support the notion of striking a deal with Iran that restricts the nation’s nuclear program in exchange for loosening sanctions, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds.

ut the survey — released hours before Tuesday’s negotiating deadline — also finds few Americans are hopeful that such an agreement will be effective. Nearly 6 in 10 say they are not confident that a deal will prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, unchanged from 15 months ago, when the United States, France, Britain, Germany, China and Russia reached an interim agreement with Iran aimed at sealing a long-term deal.

Overall, the poll finds 59 percent support an agreement in which the United States and its negotiating partners lift major economic sanctions in exchange for restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program. Thirty-one percent oppose a deal.


Down to question #4
ISRAEL:
38% approve of O's handling of Israel, 50% disapprove


Why the 50% disapprove (above) is probably a lot higher:

Methodology-
They only polled 22% of Republicans in this Wapo/ABC News survey

Iran: Nuclear Deal Must Guarantee End of Sanctions


Any agreement limiting Iran's nuclear program must guarantee that all sanctions against that country are lifted, Iran's top nuclear negotiator told reporters Wednesday.

washingtonexaminer
Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi also said Iran insists on being allowed to continue research and development of advanced centrifuges used to enrich uranium — an issue that casts doubt on whether the country's nuclear program is peaceful.

Those two issues appeared to be the remaining sticking points in ongoing talks between Iran and the P5+1 group — the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China — on a deal aimed at ensuring Iran does not try to develop a nuclear weapon.

"It is not possible to have a deal without lifting sanctions, all sanctions must be removed," Araghchi said. "Until we have solutions to all problems we cannot have a comprehensive agreement."

Another Iranian negotiator, Hamid Baeidinejad, said Tuesday that the P5+1 had agreed to lift sanctions on Iran's oil, gas and banking sectors as soon as a deal is implemented, though details had not been worked out.


 

Obama Commutes Sentences for 22 Convicted of Federal Drug Crimes



(Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 22 drug offenders serving time in federal prison, accelerating the administration’s efforts to reduce penalties for many of those convicted of such crimes.

Obama’s decision, announced on Tuesday, more than doubles the number of commutations he has issued, and is the latest sign that the White House is taking aim at a drug war the president has characterized as counterproductive.

After all we know by now that selling drugs is really a victimless crime. It’s not like illegal drug use hurts society or costs the taxpayers any money. Like, say, childhood obesity does.

Many of those freed by the commutations, including eight inmates who received life sentences, would have already served their time under today’s drug laws and sentencing policies, according to White House counsel Neil Eggleston

via sweetness-light

 

Howard Dean: U.S. Should Walk Away from Iran Negotiations

Dean agrees with Scarborough


nationalreview
In a move that stunned the hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, liberal former Vermont governor Howard Dean agreed that the U.S. should now walk away from the nuclear negotiation table with Iran.

Talks in Lausanne, Switzerland over the Islamic theocracy’s nuclear program extended past Tuesday night’s deadline, with negotiators stuck on what to do with the uranium already enriched and the time it would take for Iran to convert an approved nuclear energy program into one capable of producing weapons. While these details remain unresolved, Iranian negotiators are still demanding an immediate end to international sanctions on their country


 

Tom Cotton: Obama Extending Deadline 'Sends a Signal of Weakness to the Iranians'



"O negotiating from a position of weakness"..."We are on the verge of a very bad deal"

Sen. Tom Cotton was on Fox News' The Kelly File. He believes we should walk away from the negotiating table now and resume sanctions against Iran immediately




 

Lou Dobbs Nails it (VIDEO)

Quote of the day:


Lou Dobbs points out that previous investigations into Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the IRS and Secret Service went absolutely nowhere. He asks, why should we expect Hillary #ServerGate to be any different?

A very good question.

Dobbs says Trey Gowdy is a good prosecutor, but he's working uphill.  Recent scandals end up being a distant memory with time and he wouldn't be surprised (me either) if this one goes nowhere also.


"The investigation into Hillary will go on, Gowdy and his colleagues will make a good faith effort. But to actually bring Hillary Clinton to account in the email scandal or Benghazi, there's every reason to doubt"

Excellent commentary by Lou Dobbs on Fox Business tonight




 

Caught on Video: Out of Control Cop Goes Ballistic on Uber Driver in NYC


Out-of-control cop might be an understatement...


A video allegedly showing a plainclothes officer trying to humiliate an immigrant Uber driver about speaking English has prompted the New York Police Department to conduct an investigation, the New York Daily News reported on Tuesday.

In the video, the officer who pulled over the Uber driver allegedly hurled insults at him, including about the way he spoke.

"Stop it with your mouth!" the man could be heard shouting at the driver. "Stop it with your 'For what, sir? For what, sir?' Stop it with that bullsh*t and realize the three vehicle traffic law violations you committed! Okay?! Do you understand me?! I don't know what f***ing planet you think you're on right now!"

The passengers who recorded the incident commiserated with the driver and could be heard telling the driver it wasn't his fault and talking about how out of control the officer was being. According to the conversation, the incident was sparked by the driver honking at the officer who was attempting to park along the street but didn't have a blinker on.

Here is the raw video that does contain some language
The cab driver is just berated here for no reason




 

WATCH-- Defender of Indiana Religious Freedom Law Gets Mic Cut on MSNBC (VIDEO)

Ryan Anderson, who is an editor at the Heritage Foundation goes head-to-head with Sgt. Schultz over the Indiana Religious Freedom law and whether or not it opens the door to discrimination against gays.

At the end of this testy exchange on The Ed Show, Schultz cuts his mic