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Boy Sits in School Hallway Crying. Officer Sits Down Beside Him & Tells Him He is ‘Loved’


Reported By Kim Davis | August 11, 2018 at 11:46am

“Those that do the most, those that go above and beyond are those that are rarely recognized.”

The heartfelt words from Phoenix resident Edna Guerrero were in response to a beautiful moment she witnessed between an emotional boy and a school resource officer.

Guerrero has long witnessed the humble actions of school resource officer Rusty Baubie.

He’s always on the lookout for the well-being of the students he’s promised to serve and protect.

Baubie tends to shrug off his daily acts of kindness, Guerrero explained, saying that he’s just doing his job.

But after Guerrero witnessed the gentle manner in which Baubie responded to an inconsolable student at school, she felt like he deserved some public recognition.

Baubie happened to be in the right place at the right time. He saw, and heard, a student screaming and crying desperately in the hallway.

The boy collapsed to the floor, sobbing with his head buried into his knees.

At that moment, the boy seemed to be overwhelmed by self-loathing, audibly vocalizing the terrible thoughts running through his mind.

“A student was having a difficult time, was screaming and inconsolably crying, saying sad and negative things about himself,” Guerrero wrote on Facebook. “This officer looked through the eyes of this student and immediately showed mercy.”

Baubie took a seat next to the crying boy and saw him for who he was: just a kid who was desperate for love, and in need of an encouraging word.

“This officer spoke softly to the student letting him know that he did matter, that he was important, that he was loved,” Guerrero said.

“This officer helped this student understand that we all make mistakes and that those mistakes do not define who we are and we just learn from them and move on.”

Sgt. Armando Carbajal, a public information officer at the Phoenix Police Department, said Baubie has been with the police force for 13 years. Baubie is a husband, father, and described as a very humble man.

“Police officers are there to provide safety and to teach,” Carbajal said. “But this was one duty that you can’t put on paper.”

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Watch: Bodycam Footage Devastates Rioters Raging at ‘Unarmed’ Black Man’s Death


Reported By Cillian Zeal | July 16, 2018 at 5:40am

Police bodycam footage of the shooting death of a Chicago man that touched off riots in the city over the weekend revealed that he appeared to be armed and reaching for his weapon.

The death of Harith “Snoop” Augustus, a 37-year-old African-American, at the hands of Chicago police officers “mobilized hundreds of Chicago protesters over the weekend,” as The Hill charitably put it.

“Officers were struck by rocks and bottles as dozens of demonstrators gathered near the crime scene Saturday,” USA Today reported police as saying.

“Four demonstrators were arrested late Saturday as police cleared the crime scene, said Anthony Guglielmi, the police department’s chief spokesman. Fred Waller, chief of the department’s patrol division, said three or four officers were injured.” Batons were apparently used against some of the protesters.

Those assembled chanted “murderers” and “no justice, no peace” after the shooting, gathering quickly at the 71st Street scene at which Augustus was shot.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, police say they stopped Augustus at roughly 5:30 p.m. Saturday because he was “a man exhibiting characteristics of an armed person.” However, witnesses say police had wanted Augustus to stop selling loose cigarettes, a similar situation which led to the death of Eric Garner in New York City several years ago.

A Washington Post freeze-frame of the video shows Augustus reaching for what appears to be a Firearm Owners Identification Card, a card that allows individuals to buy and carry firearms and ammunition.

However, after a brief confrontation, Augustus runs away. Another freeze-frame of the bodycam video shows Augustus with his shirt up, revealing a holstered handgun. He then runs out into the street as another police car arrives.

It’s at this point that Augustus can be seen reaching for his waist in roughly the same location at which the firearm was at. Police then shot him. A weapon was discovered at the scene along with several rounds of ammunition.

Here is video released by the city of the confrontation, which we must warn you contains images some will find disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.

Augustus was transported to Jackson Park Hospital, where he died at 5:50 p.m.

“From police perspective, you know, these things happen in a split second,” said Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, a veteran of leftist protests, at a new conference. “Officers have to make decisions quickly.”

Police noted that Augustus had no recent history of criminal activity. But it’s not the first time police bodycams have backed up officers’ decisions to use deadly force.

“I mean, it is what it is,” Johnson said of the video, according to BBC.

“You know, we are not trying to hide anything. We are not trying to fluff anything. The video speaks for itself. I don’t need to narrate that video for you. When you see it, you come to your own conclusions about what happened.”

And those conclusions are one that protesters likely won’t want to embrace.

MSM Won’t Push SC Mass Killing Story Because It’s So Destructive to Their Narrative


Reported By Ben Marquis | March 18, 2018 at 1:04pm

URL of the original posting site: https://conservativetribune.com/msm-sc-mass-killing-narrative/

Whenever there is a shooting in which three or more people are murdered, the mainstream media devotes ample coverage to the horrific crime in order to perpetuate the liberal agenda and push a narrative that guns are evil and must be strictly regulated, if not totally confiscated. However, when an equally heinous mass murder occurs with a weapon other than a firearm, the media stays stunningly silent, largely because wall-to-wall coverage of the incident does nothing to further the gun control narrative, and may even work against it by revealing how a gun in the hands of a victim could have changed the terrible outcome.

Such is the case with a recent mass murder in South Carolina, in which WCSC reported that 22-year-old Lovequawn Scott has been charged with four counts of murder for the deaths of four family members in their home. Astonishingly, police caught him attempting to flee the scene covered in blood when they arrived to check out a report from another concerned family member of a suspicious death.

The victims, who according to the county coroner all died of blunt force trauma, were identified as 72-year-old Joseph Manigault, 69-year-old Rose Manigault, 42-year-old Kenya Manigault and 15-year-old Faith Manigault. The weapon believed to be used to slaughter them was not an “assault rifle” or shotgun or even a handgun, but a pair of dumbbells, which the suspect allegedly used to beat the four members of his family to death.

Nor is this the first time that the quadruple murder suspect has been in trouble with the law, as WMBF reported that Scott, who had been enrolled at Coastal Carolina University, was arrested by campus police in 2017 and charged with trespassing, possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of a handgun and carrying a weapon on school property.

But Scott’s rap sheet didn’t begin there, either. WPDE reported in Nov. 2016 that Scott had been arrested on a golf course and charged with a litany of crimes after an altercation with police. In that incident, the burgeoning career criminal was charged with possession of Schedule IV drugs — Xanax pills, MDMA powder and marijuana — other drug offenses, four counts of receiving stolen goods, resisting arrest with a deadly weapon, breaking into a vehicle and the unlawful sale, delivery or possession of a handgun by a prohibited person.

When confronted by police in that incident, he attempted to flee the scene, then attempted to pull a loaded handgun on the arresting officer in the scuffle. He was later found to be in possession of stolen goods believed to have come from at least eight separate breaking and entering of vehicles.

With regard to the murders, Bearing Arms took note of the lack of national coverage of this tragic and brutal crime. Writer Tom Knighton pointed out that the media was most likely avoiding this story because it decisively runs counter to their standard anti-gun narrative.

Indeed, a semi-automatic rifle, shotgun or handgun in the possession of any of the four victims — whether the elderly grandparents, the suspect’s aunt or his young niece — could have saved some or all of the victims from their horrific fate at the hands of the much stronger career criminal who bludgeoned them all to death at his leisure. Moreover, it proves that mass murder occurs whether or not the murder possesses or has access to a firearm.

Had the perpetrator of this atrocity used a gun in the murders, the media likely would have been all over it — though they probably would just as quickly have dropped it once the suspect’s lengthy rap sheet entered the conversation. However, since he didn’t use a gun and doesn’t fit the profile of an angry National Rifle Association member, they have avoided it at all costs.

Developing: Broward County Sheriff Ordered Deputies Not to Arrest


Reported By Rebekah Baker | February 27, 2018 at 1:42pm

URL of the original posting site: https://conservativetribune.com/broward-county-sheriff-ordered-deputies-not-arrest/

Just when it seemed like the government incompetence surrounding the events leading up to the Parkland, Florida high school massacre couldn’t get any worse, new information reveals that political motivations and bad policy in the leadership at the sheriff’s office had a pivotal role in failing to prevent the shooting.

First, it was the FBI. A tip that outlined the shooter’s “gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting,” was given to the FBI only six weeks before the deadly massacre occurred, NBC reported. The FBI failed to follow up.

Then, it was local law enforcement. Multiple agents within the Broward County Sheriff’s department cowered in the face of danger, and waited outside the Stoneman Douglas high school as innocent students were killed inside.

And there’s more: According to CNN, “Records obtained from the sheriff’s office by CNN show the law enforcement agency received at least 45 calls for service relating to Cruz or his brother from 2008 to 2017, before the attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14.

So was it pure incompetence, or was something more sinister at play? It may have been both.

According to a report from RedState, a deeply embedded system of public corruption at the sheriff’s department may be to blame for the murderous shooter slipping right through the sheriff department’s fingers. As reported by CNN, dozens of calls were made to local law enforcement about Nickolas Cruz with descriptions such as “mentally ill person,” “child/elderly abuse,” “domestic disturbance,” “missing person,” and more. Most of those warning calls resulted in “no written report.”

What in the world would have motivated an “oversight” like that? According to RedState, it all comes back to Sheriff Israel.

First elected as sheriff in 2012, Israel’s run for re-election in 2016 was highly criticized and controversial, according to an August 2016 report from Sun Sentinel.

“Sheriff Scott Israel has hired from the ranks of his political supporters, building a community outreach wing his critics say doubles as a re-election team,” the Sentinel explained. “Israel’s opponents say he’s built a publicly funded political machine, paying back supporters with jobs and using them to keep him in office. They say the money could be better spent, particularly after the sheriff complained about not having enough funding to secure the county courthouse, where a murder suspect recently escaped.”

In other words, Israel rewarded his political supporters with high-paying cushy jobs within the sheriff’s office. The outreach manager position, for example, earned a $78,489 salary. That position was held by the husband of Israel’s campaign manager, the Sentinel reported.

So, a group of unqualified people filled the positions at the sheriff’s office. And we wonder why they failed to stop Nickolas Cruz?

It gets worse. An ominous foreshadowing of the deadly shooting was revealed in the form of a 2016 sheriff re-election campaign questionnaire. “Why are you running and what gives you an edge over your opponents?” the questionnaire asked Israel.

See Israel’s answer below:

I am the incumbent Sheriff for the past four years, and a career law enforcement officer with over three decades in the profession.  The results speak for themselves. As our sheriff, I successfully implemented new policies and approaches to public safety that sharply reduced violent crime and burglary rates – the sharpest declines in the entire State of Florida. My innovative initiatives also helped keep children in school and out of jail, greatly expanding the juvenile civil citation program and making issuance of civil citations mandatory for BSO deputies. I worked to combat gun violence by openly lobbying legislators to curtail Stand Your Ground, block open carry legislation, and block legislation allowing concealed guns on school campuses. 

(Emphasis added.)

You read that right. Policies put into place within the sheriff’s department by Israel Scott discouraged arresting or expelling juveniles, apparently even if their behavior was violent or threatening.

Cruz had a history of violence at school and was never officially expelled. He had a history of violent behavior at home but was never arrested. And one day, he stormed into a school building and murdered 17 innocent people — but it was too late.

When pressed for answers on allegations about his alleged public corruption, Israel deflected. “Lions don’t care about the opinions of sheep,” he reportedly said at the time.

And lions apparently care more about their own interests than the lives of those they swore to protect.

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BLM Said to Fry Police Like Bacon, Now They Are Begging for Cops to Come Back


Reported By Kimberly J Smith | January 2, 2018 at 1:14pm

URL of the original posting site: https://conservativetribune.com/blm-police-bacon-begging-cops/

The city of Baltimore is reaping the consequences of painting all police officers as villains, and it has no one to blame but itself. In 2017, the city set a new record for the most murders per capita in the city’s history.

The Baltimore Sun reported that there were 343 homicides last year, which is a rate of 55.8 killings per 100,000 people. Baltimore has not seen a number that high since 2015, which happened to be the year Freddie Gray died from injuries he suffered while in police custody.

If you’ll recall, the Freddie Gray and Michael Brown cases galvanized the Black Lives Matter movement across the country. Anti-police protesters gathered in droves and chanted, “Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon” at riots, helping to gin up hatred toward police. Baltimore has not been the same since.

Of course they do. But they should be blaming Black Lives Matter for starting the anti-police movement, and liberal politicians for fueling it.

Baltimore pastor and activist Rev. Kinji Scott seems to understand how and why things went wrong. He told NPR that he blamed progressives, other activists, politicians, and liberal journalists for fueling the anti-police movement that lead to Baltimore’s problems. He also said that police distanced themselves from communities, and members of the community distanced themselves even further.

Indeed. Things may have taken a different turn if those in charge hadn’t coddled rioters and activist while simultaneously working against the police.

Police Commissioner Kevin Davis told The Washington Post that he expected violence to decrease after Gray’s death, but instead riots emboldened criminals.

Sadly, it should surprise no one that Baltimore’s murder rate has climbed to an all-time high. Criminals tend to take over when police are not around to stop them. Back Lives Matter and their racial justice agenda is a danger not only to police officers, but also to those who want to live in Baltimore without fearing for their life. As long as BLM touts their anti-police, social justice rhetoric, things may never change.

H/T PJ Media

Watch: Off-Duty Cop Drops Thug in Costco, Stops America’s Next Mass Killing


Reported By Cillian Zeal | December 20, 2017 at 6:16am

URL of the original posting site: https://conservativetribune.com/off-duty-cop-costco/

We’ve said it before, and we’ll keep on saying it: A good guy with a gun is the best way to counter a bad guy with a gun.

Capt. Michael Howell of the Kansas City (Kansas) Police Department proved that yet again when he dropped a thug in a Costco who could have been America’s next mass shooter. The incident happened last month but the video was just released last week, according to the Kansas City Star. It shows how Howell managed to kill Ronald O. Hunt.

It happened on Nov. 26 in a Costco in Lenexa, Kansas. According to Howell, he was in the store when he heard Hunt say, “I’m an off-duty U.S. Marshal, I’m here to kill people.”

“I knew that there was a threat that had to be stopped,” Howell said during a Friday news conference.

As Hunt moved through the aisles in what was described as a methodical fashion, Howell tracked the potential killer and then surprised him with his weapon.

“’Police, drop the gun. Don’t move,’” Howell recalls commanding Hunt.

After Howell repeated his command, Hunt turned on the off-duty cop with his weapon.

“That is when I fired at him,” Howell said. “And he went down.”

Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe said that Howell “acted with extreme courage, and saved an unknown amount of innocent lives” and that he wouldn’t face charges over the shooting.

Howell said he just did what had to be done.

“My greatest fear was we had kids with their moms, with their grandmas, with their dads,” Howell said.

“It was little kids running and screaming. And seeing the fear in their faces and knowing whatever it took, I had to do whatever necessary to end this threat so they wouldn’t get hurt.”

Thankfully, as Hunt went through the store with a pistol and a shopping cart, most of the customers fled out the emergency exit.

Meanwhile, Howell should really never have been in the store that day. He had originally planned to go to the Kansas City Chiefs game, but decided to stay at home and get some rest, instead. He had gone to Costco to get an electric fireplace.

As for claims that he was a hero, Howell downplayed the idea.

“I’m just a cop doing my job,” Howell said.

Of course, you won’t hear much in the mainstream media about this off-duty cop doing his job, and how he managed to stop a potential mass murderer before the wannabe killer could injure a single person. That’s because the idea of a good guy with a gun trumping a bad guy with a gun is anathema to the media’s narrative. Nevertheless, we salute Capt. Michael Howell. His quick thinking and bravery saved lives. That makes him a hero — and one more Americans should know about.

H/T Independent Journal Review

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