“A couple of officers were rolling down the street when they observed the muzzle of a rifle firing in their direction,” LAPD Sgt. James Shray told MyFox LA. “They responded to the muzzle flash.”
LAPD spokeswoman Officer Nuria Venegas told The Associated Press Monday that one man was under arrest and a second suspect was being sought.
One of the officers returned fire at two suspects. The officers nabbed one of the suspects and recovered the rifle.
via LAPD officers fired on in ‘unprovoked attack’ | Fox News.
The records show de Blasio was an ardent supporter of the communist revolutionaries in Nicaragua, who raised funds for the Sandinistas and was a subscriber to the party’s newspaper, “Barricada” (The Barricade). He traveled to Nicaragua in 1988 and became active in the NSN upon his return to the U.S. New York’s mayor has been unapologetic about his involvement with a foreign Marxist political movement accused of slaughtering innocent civilians and practicing the “disappearance” technique of eliminating political foes.
via N.Y. Mayor de Blasio Active Supporter of Brutal Communist Regime – Judicial Watch.
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Doctors in France will have the right to put terminally-ill patients into a deep sleep until they die, under plans unveiled on Friday that reignited a national debate on euthanasia.
Apart from Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland, few countries in the world explicitly permit euthanasia or assisted suicide.
In France, a 2005 law permits “passive euthanasia”, where a person causes death by withholding or withdrawing treatment that is necessary to maintain life.
via French parliament prepares new end-of-life legislation – Telegraph.
The Affordable Care Act provided a big increase in Medicaid payments for primary care in 2013 and 2014. But the increase expires on Thursday — just weeks after the Obama administration told the Supreme Court that doctors and other providers had no legal right to challenge the adequacy of payments they received from Medicaid.
The impact will vary by state, but a study by the Urban Institute, a nonpartisan research organization, estimates that doctors who have been receiving the enhanced payments will see their fees for primary care cut by 43 percent, on average.
via As Medicaid Rolls Swell, Cuts in Payments to Doctors Threaten Access to Care – NYTimes.com.
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against a western Indiana school district seeking to force it to recognize a club for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and those who support them.The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Terre Haute contends the North Putnam Community School Corp. in Bainbridge, 35 miles west of Indianapolis, is violating the First Amendment rights of the Gay-Straight Alliance and the three students who are now members. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of those students at North Putnam High School — a senior, a junior and a freshman.
via ACLU sues to allow gay club in Indiana school – South Bend Tribune: Education.
“We have come together, all of us. Race, color, doesn’t matter what it is,” Sacita Martinez said.
Ramos’ funeral is scheduled to be held at the same church Saturday, where more than 20,000 officers from around the country are expected to attend. Vice President Joe Biden has also said he will attend.
via Wake Held In Queens For Fallen NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos « CBS New York.
As of early Tuesday, 114 police officers were listed on the 2014 Honor Roll of Heroes compiled annually by the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP). That’s already more than the 105 officers who died in 2013.
via 114 Police Killed on Duty in 2014; 46 Were Shot to Death | CNS News.
The Sun Times reports that Zach Emanuel went out to make a phone call when he was jumped by two men who stole the teen’s cell phone.
A police report obtained by the Chicago Tribune says that he was put in a chokehold by one of the suspects and punched in the face by the other. Emanuel reportedly suffered a fat lip and chipped tooth.
via Reports: Mayor Emanuel’s Son Robbed Outside Family’s Lakeview Home « CBS Chicago.
While there are plenty of Bible verses to mention while discussing immigration, President Obama on Tuesday quoted one which isnt so great, mainly because its not real. “The good book says dont throw stones at glass houses, or make sure were looking at the log in our eye before we are pointing out the moat in other folks eyes,” Obama said during a speech in Nashville. One problem, though: The Bible never mentions glass houses.In addition to his biblical misquote, Obama also tied his immigration policy to the Christmas story, saying, “If were serious about the Christmas season, now is the time to reflect on those who are strangers in our midst and remember what it was like to be a stranger.” This analogy drew conservative ire as opponents of the presidents immigration reform noted that Mary and Joseph were actually visiting Josephs ancestral home. Watch Obamas comments in the video below. –Bonnie Kristian
via Obama quotes nonexistent Bible verse in immigration speech – The Week.