Study Guide: Info for today's show 1/27/11

1.   Soros warns euro crisis could divide Europe

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_DAVOS_FORUM_SOROS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-01-26-13-45-42

2.   YOUTUBE VIDEO OF IHOP BRAWL

3.   DAVOS-UPDATE 2-Small explosion in Davos hotel, nobody hurt

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSLDE70Q1FU20110127

WAR ON COPS

15 law enforcement officers have been killed this year--Last year at this time there were also 15 officers killed.  But this year there is an 83% increase of officers killed by Gunfire  (SOURCE:  THE NATIONAL LAW ENFORECEMENT OFFICERS MEMORIAL FUND)

For http://www.nleomf.org/facts/officer-fatalities-data/

Preliminary 2011 Fatality Statistics

Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities

Preliminary 2011 Numbers

January 27, 2011

2011 2010 % Change
Total Fatalities 15 15 0%
Gunfire 11 6 +83%
Traffic Incidents 3 8 -63%
Other Causes 1 1 +100%

Please note:

These numbers reflect total officer fatalities comparing January 27, 2011 to January 27, 2010.

Note: All data are preliminary and are subject to change.

2010 vs. 2009—officer fatalities were up 40%

* According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund’s preliminary 2010 End of Year Officer Fatality Report, officer fatalities reached 162, up nearly 40% from 117 in 2009. Of the 162 officers killed in the line of duty, 61 were shot — a 24% increase from 2009.

Cop killings versus other years

*If cop's killed by gunfire remained at the same pace (11/month) there would be 132 cops killed by firearms this year (116% increased over 2010)

*The 132-cop pace would be a 169% increase over cops killed by firearms in 2009

*Note - 2 officers were also beaten to death in 2010 (none this year or in 2009 and only 10 have suffered beating deaths since 2000)

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(Source: Law Enforcement Fatalities Spike Dangerously in 2010, <http://www.nleomf.org/assets/pdfs/reports/2010_Law_Enforcement_Fatalities_Report.pdf>)

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2000 through 2009 (Law enforcement killed by firearms)

*565 total deaths between 2000 and 2009

*The 132 pace we're on for 2011 would account for 23.4% of that 10 year total!

2000: 53

2001: 72

2002: 60

2003: 50

2004: 59

2005: 60

2006: 54

2007: 68

2008: 40

2009: 49

(Source: Causes of Law Enforcement Deaths, <http://www.nleomf.org/facts/officer-fatalities-data/causes.html>)

* WAR ON COPS

It’s not a fluke. There’s a perception among officers in the field that there’s a war on cops going on,’ said Richard Roberts, spokesman for the International Union of Police Associations.  ‘We don’t have any data, but there seems to be a type of criminal out there looking to thwart authority,’ he told MSNBC.  ‘That’s not normal,’ added Steven Groeninger, of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.  ‘It kind of seems like law enforcement, because of their uniforms, have a target on their back.’

FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO VIOLENCE

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2011-01-26-copshootings26_ST_N.htm

In recent years, police officials, including former Miami police chief John Timoney, have identified several factors contributing to the violence. Among them:

  • More desperate offenders who are increasingly willing to target police.
  • Officers' inconsistent use of body armor. Some, including the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association, have suggested that up to half of all police do not wear armor regularly.
  • Offenders' access to high-caliber weapons.

11 officers were shot in 5 states in 24 hours

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2011/jan/25/251151/st-pete-police-deaths-cap-deadly-24-hours-nationwi/

January 25, 2011

  • The slayings of two St. Petersburg police officers serving a warrant Monday capped a violent 24 hours in which 11 police officers were shot in five states
  • "I don't know if it's a trend yet," said Steven Groeninger, spokesman for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, which tracks police deaths. "It does seem to be a continuation of what we saw in 2010."
  • Reasons for the spike in law enforcement deaths are difficult to identify, he said.  "There seems to be a more brazen criminal out there," Groeninger said. "Law enforcement officers, because of the uniforms they wear, have become targets. There is a criminal element that is completely intent on killing a cop just so they can say, 'I killed a cop.' "
  • Another reason may be the sweeping budget cuts that local, state and federal law enforcement agencies have shouldered over the past few years, he said.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=133243505

great quote in this piece:

Jon Shane an assistant professor in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College:

Now the International Union of Police Associations was quoted by MSNBC.com as saying this is not a fluke, that there's a perception among officers in the field that there's a war on cops going on. Do you see it that way?

Prof. SHANE: Well, there's certainly something to be said for that. I think it follows some bit of a larger trend in the United States, that there's this overriding sense of entitlement and don't tread on me. And law enforcement stands between the law-abiding people and this chaos that's going to erupt, that these would-be criminals would have if they get their way. And it's, well, police work is intrinsically dangerous, and just kind of highlights the larger social movement that's afoot.

Officer Profiles

Police Officer Christopher Matlosz 1/14/2011 (27), shot to death ‘execution style’ while on duty(Lakewood, NJ) (he was a son, brother, and loving fiancée)

  • Authorities say that the 27 year old Matlosz drove up to Jahmell W. Crockam as Crockam was walking and began speaking with him in a nonconfrontational manner when the suspect suddenly stepped back, pulled out a handgun and shot the officer 3 times.
  • Engaged to Kelly Walsifer, fiancé was at hospital, gave tearful eulogy at his funeral mass on Jan 20—they were supposed to be married in June 2012
  • Inside the Mass booklet was a photo of Matlosz and Walsifer (his fiancé) adorns the final page which reads: “Chris was a devoted son, brother, and soul mate to finacee Kelly and a proud member of the Lakewood police Department.  He was a man who enjoyed life and had the gift of laughter to share with fellow officers and friends.”
  • Matlosz was hired as an Englishtown Police Officer in 2004
  • Matlosz was lauded for his role in a multi-agency drug raid at a Manalapan home in 2005
  • Matlosz had been a Lakewood Township Officer for six years
  • Matlosz's grandfather was a fire chief

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/press/ocean/article_0944d802-29d1-11e0-b500-001cc4c002e0.html

  • His accused killer, Jahmell W. Crockam (19) was arrested in Camden and charged with Matlosz’s murder Jan. 16, about 38 hours after Matlosz was killed. Crockam was also charged by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office last week in the Oct. 15 murder of of 20-year-old Justin Williams, also known as “Prodigy.”  Crockam remains in Ocean County Jail, Toms River, on $7,165,000 million bail.
  • Matlosz was buried Jan. 20 during a funeral that brought thousands of police officers and law enforcement personnel to Ocean County.
  • NJ Governor Chris Christie also spoke at his funeral

ELEMENTS:  SOT- :26 fiancé delivering eulogy

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/01/fiancee_of_slain_police_office.html

“his big smile, contagious laugh, his hilarious jokes. Made him the perfect best friend and soul mate I could ever have.  I question god everyday why he would take chris away from me.  but I know that he is still giving me the same strength courage and bravery he had serving as a police officer”

Police Chief Ralph Painter (55), Rainier Oregon 1/5/11:

Summary: Chief Ralph Painter was shot and killed after responding to a local car stereo shop in which a man was attempting to take a car that did not belong to him. When Chief Painter made contact with the man a struggle ensued. The subject was able to disarm and fatally shoot him. The man then exchanged shots with responding officers before being wounded and taken into custody. He was charged with aggravated murder.

* Chief Painter is survived by his wife and seven children

* Chief Painter was a marathon runner and musician

* Painter was a 25-year veteran of the Rainier Police Department

* Painter led the force for five years

* Painter was an avid hunter and fisherman

* Painter graduated from high school in 1974 and married his high school sweetheart. That marriage didn't last and he married twice more

* Painter had five children, two stepchildren (who he helped raise)

* His children range in age from 7 to 33, and he has 12 grandchildren

* Painter also played a larger role in the community, serving on the Rainier City Council.

[Source: The Oregonian - Slain Rainier police chief Ralph Painter: 'He always cared about people' - 1/8/11 -

http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2011/01/slain_rainier_police_chief_ralph_painter_he_always_cared_about_people.html]

INTERNET KILL BILL

  • April 1, 2009: first introduced in Senate

  • August 2009: Sen. Jay Rockefeller  (WV-D) and Sen. Olympia Snow (R-revised version in Senate.

The new version would allow the president to "declare a cybersecurity emergency" relating to "non-governmental" computer networks and do what's necessary to respond to the threat.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10320096-38.html#ixzz1CFRFmSdW <http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10320096-38.html>

  • June 2010: Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) & Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, or PCNAA.

The revised version includes new language saying that the federal government's designation of vital Internet or other computer systems "shall not be subject to judicial review." Another addition expanded the definition of critical infrastructure to include "provider of information technology," and a third authorized the submission of "classified" reports on security vulnerabilities.  http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20029282-281.html#ixzz1CFVPLSIU <http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20029282-281.html>

  • Dec. 15, 2010: Senate approved modified version of Lieberman/Collins bill
  • Jan. 24, 2011: reports that internet kill bill will return

Internet companies should not be alarmed by the legislation, first introduced last summer <http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-20007418-38.html>  by Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), a Senate aide said last week. Lieberman, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, is chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee <http://hsgac.senate.gov/public/> .

"We're not trying to mandate any requirements for the entire Internet, the entire Internet backbone," said Brandon Milhorn, Republican staff director and counsel for the committee

http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20029282-281.html#ixzz1CG41zCYI <http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20029282-281.html>

IRAN

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jun/17/obama-iran-twitter <http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jun/17/obama-iran-twitter>

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704140104575056972514372994.html?mod=djemalertNEWS <http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704140104575056972514372994.html?mod=djemalertNEWS>

EGYPT

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9206618/Egypt_s_move_to_block_Twitter_a_sign_of_social_media_influence <http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9206618/Egypt_s_move_to_block_Twitter_a_sign_of_social_media_influence>

RIOTING/ ANTI-POLICE VIOLENCE

Egypt,  beginning Jan. 25, 2011:

  • The demonstrators want Mubarak to stand down as president and want the government to provide some solution to the country's economic problems, including serious poverty, rising prices and high unemployment.
  • Police have rounded up 860 protesters. Again they used tear gas and beatings on the demonstrators. Facebook, Twitter and mobile phones have been sporadically blocked.
  • European leaders have criticised Egypt, but Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, did not condemn the Cairo government, a key US ally in the Middle East.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2011/jan/26/egypt-protests?showallcomments=true#block-47 <http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2011/jan/26/egypt-protests?showallcomments=true>

England, Dec. 9, 2010

  • Demonstrators were protesting fees rising to an upper limit of £9,000 per year - with requirements for universities to protect access for poorer students if they charge more than £6,000 per year
  • Police say 12 officers and 43 protesters have been injured, while 34 arrests were made.
  • There were angry clashes as protesters - some throwing missiles - fought to break through police lines. Riot police had to force back protesters who were smashing windows of the Treasury and the Supreme Court.
  • The Metropolitan Police said there were attacks using "flares, sticks, snooker balls and paint balls".
  • A car containing Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall has been attacked amid violence after MPs voted to raise university tuition fees in England.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-11954333 <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-11954333>

Canada, June 27, 2010

Greece, May 5, 2010:

  • At least three people have been killed in the Greek capital as protesters set fire to a bank during a general strike over planned austerity measures.
  • The protest became violent, with petrol bombs thrown at police, who responded with pepper spray and tear gas.
  • As the demonstration gained momentum, a group of protesters rushed up a flight of steps at the parliament building in Syntagma Square, taunting MPs to come out and calling them "thieves".

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8661385.stm <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8661385.stm>

Seattle, April 9, 2010

  • March Against Police Brutality: At about 1:00 p.m. an unknown person in the crowd threw a light bulb filled with red paint at a mounted patrol officer.  It struck the officer on the back of his helmet. The bulb broke when it hit the ground. Neither the officer nor the horse was injured
  • A group of suspects then began to roll nearby dumpsters towards a police line.  Officers quickly arrested two adult males and one adult female (all three in their early twenties) that were involved in this activity.

http://spdblotter.seattle.gov/2010/04/09/five-arrests-in-capitol-hill-protest/ <http://spdblotter.seattle.gov/2010/04/09/five-arrests-in-capitol-hill-protest/>

Seattle, December 1999

  • With downtown Seattle under a 7 p.m.-to-dawn curfew for the second night, confrontations between police and protesters continued in other parts of the city.
  • A handful of residents shouted insults at the police and threw fireworks at them about 10 p.m. Police responded by spraying residents with pepper spray and tear gas -- without warning. They chased some down side streets, where more officers were waiting

http://www.seattlepi.com/local/meet01.shtml <http://www.seattlepi.com/local/meet01.shtml>

Seattle, G20 Protests, April 1999

  • In 1999, 50,000 protesters shut down World Trade Organization sessions in Seattle as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets.
  • There were some 600 arrests and $3 million in property damage.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/06/27/world/main6623312.shtml <http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/06/27/world/main6623312.shtml>

1960s-70s ANTI-COP RHETORIC

Huey Newton - Black Panther Party, 1967

  • "Every time you go execute a white racist Gestapo cop, you are defending yourself," Newton told the Times Magazine in 1967.

http://articles.sfgate.com/2003-02-23/books/17479288_1_21st-century-america-reporting-civil-rights-bush-s-charm <http://articles.sfgate.com/2003-02-23/books/17479288_1_21st-century-america-reporting-civil-rights-bush-s-charm>

Bernardine Dohrn, Weather Underground, 1969

  • In 1969, after the Manson family murders in Beverly Hills, Ms. Dohrn told an S.D.S. audience: ''Dig it! Manson killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, then they shoved a fork into a victim's stomach.''
  • In Chicago recently, Ms. Dohrn said of her remarks: ''It was a joke. We were mocking violence in America. Even in my most inflamed moment I never supported a racist mass murderer.''

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/11/books/no-regrets-for-love-explosives-memoir-sorts-war-protester-talks-life-with.html <http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/11/books/no-regrets-for-love-explosives-memoir-sorts-war-protester-talks-life-with.html>

Various Weather Underground Members

  • Timothy Dean, Weather Underground Member…he gave a review of the Weatherman “Days of Rage” in Chicago, stating that the overall accomplishments were successful, doing close to $500,000 worth of physical damage and put about 50 pigs in the hospital, one seriously…

  • The pigs in this country are our enemies…The pigs try to look invulnerable, but we keep finding their weaknesses.”

The Weather Underground, Report of the committee on the judiciary of the Senate, 94th Congress, Jan 1975, http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015003603597 <http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015003603597>

Testimony of Frank Benson Jones before Congress, 1970

  • The only good pig is a dead pig - Black Panther Party cartoon
  • Mr. ASHBROOK. Is that really the case? I have in front of me a cartoon which shows, as you pointed out, a police officer depicted as a pig, and I suppose what they refer to as one of the brothers stabbing him in the back with all kinds of blood oozing out. And it says underneath it, “The only good pig, is a dead pig.” There isn’t any real way you could construe that into being a satire or being a commentary. That is about as definite as one could be. “The only good pig, is a dead pig,” and here it is in the so-called Black Panther Coloring Book. How could that be construed to be satire in the context of what you have just said, that it is all in the mind of a person…

Mr. ASHBROOK. That is not what it says. It says the only good pig is a dead pig.

Mr. JONES. That is right, because a pig would be the pig who was most criminal, you see what I mean? Either the pig who is going to come in and brutalize people—

http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/6460 <http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/6460>

ANTI-COP RHETORIC

Federal authorities decided to arrest members of the Hutaree militia group upon learning they were planning an exercise in April that might have included violence, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.

The militia members' ultimate plan, she said, was to call 911 reporting a fake emergency and then to kill the police officer who responded. They then planned to kill more police by attacking the funeral procession using improvised explosive devices, she said.

http://articles.cnn.com/2010-03-30/justice/michigan.militia.arrests_1_militia-members-militia-group-christian-group?_s=PM:CRIME <http://articles.cnn.com/2010-03-30/justice/michigan.militia.arrests_1_militia-members-militia-group-christian-group?_s=PM:CRIME>

More than 150 demonstrators marched from 14th Street and Broadway to the Oakland Federal Building to demand that the Justice Department re-open its corruption investigation of the Philadelphia Police Department.

Supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal, a death row inmate convicted for the 1981 shooting death of a Philadelphia police officer, said the protest was called after the Supreme Court on Monday rejected claims that Abu-Jamal, a former radio journalist and Black Panther, did not receive a fair trial.

"We knew there was another event going on, but the timing of the court decision is what dictated when the protest was held," said Van Jones, a San Francisco civil rights lawyer who helped coordinate the protest march

http://articles.sfgate.com/1999-10-09/news/17702531_1_death-row-inmate-police-officers-protest-march <http://articles.sfgate.com/1999-10-09/news/17702531_1_death-row-inmate-police-officers-protest-march>

The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

Watch the video clip below from "The Glenn Beck Podcast" or find the full episode with Yeonmi Park here:

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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