Prison Worker Joyce Mitchell assisted escape killers

An employee of an upstate New York maximum-security prison gave hacksaw blades, drill bits and lighted eyeglasses to a pair of convicted murderers before their brazen escape, sources said Friday.

Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie told CNN’s “New Day” that Joyce Mitchell“provided some form of equipment or tools” to fugitive felons Richard Matt and David Sweat.

Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation later elaborated about the hacksaw blades, with one of the sources mentioning the drill bits and the two pairs of special glasses given to to Matt. They were purchased over the past few months.

Matt and Sweat used power tools to cut through cell walls that included a steel plate and sever a 24-inch steam pipe — once to get in and once more to get out — and surfaced through a manhole. Despite all the time, effort and noise likely involved, authorities didn’t learn anything was awry until a bed check at 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

Authorities strongly believe the fugitives are still together after deciding to continue their escape as a pair, two law enforcement sources briefed on the matter said Friday.

A search perimeter was established, one of the sources said, after an officer saw someone entering a wooded area at nightfall Wednesday.

A tactical search team discovered human tracks and bloodhounds picked up the scent of the felons — leading investigators to the area where the two men apparently bedded down. Wrappers found at that area were consistent with food wrappers from the prison commissary, according to the source.

The inmates knew Mitchell from her work tailoring clothes as an industrial training supervisor at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora. She has not been arrested. She hasn’t spoken publicly. And her relatives have denied she did anything wrong.

Prison worker in spotlight after escape

Authorities have a different take, however.

State Department of Corrections officials had received a complaint about the relationship between her and one of the two escapees, according to a state official. The department didn’t find enough evidence to support the complaint, though that does not mean the inmate and prison worker weren’t close.

“I don’t believe that the information was that there was absolutely no relationship,” said Wylie, the district attorney.

Mitchell told investigators Matt made her feel “special,” though she didn’t mention being in love with him, a source familiar with the investigation said.


New York escapees

Her cell phone was used to call people connected to Matt, according to another source, though it’s not known who made these calls. And New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico said authorities believe she planned to pick up the inmates after their escape only to change her mind at the last minute.

Mitchell will at some point face felony charges, tied to being an accessory to the escape and/or providing prison contraband. Yet the threat of prosecution hasn’t stopped her from regularly and voluntarily providing useful information to investigators, with the district attorney speculating she feels “some responsibility and guilt … and wants to help that situation or help herself.”

“She does not exercise her right to request an attorney, she voluntarily seeks us out,” Wylie said Thursday night. “(She) comes in and each day has been providing … additional information that’s assisted the investigators.”

Seattle NAACP leader accused of falsifying race


Rachel Dolezal, the president of the Spokane, Washington, NAACP, is being accused of falsely portraying herself as a black woman, CBS News’ Adriana Diaz reports.

Her biological parents claim she is misrepresenting “major portions of her life,” including being born white. As the city’s mayor says it has opened an investigation and is gathering facts to determine if any city policies were violated, Dolezal is denying these accusations.

“Actually, I don’t like the term African-American; I prefer black. So, if asked, I would say, yes, I consider myself to be black,” Dolezal said to Spokane affiliate KREM.

But Dolezal’s biological parents say that’s just not true.

“Our daughter is primarily German and Czech and of European descent,” her mother said.

Her parents, Ruthanne and Larry, live in a rural home in Troy, Montana.

Her father described a young Dolezal as blonde, blue-eyed and freckled-face.

“No way to get around it,” he said.

The couple say their daughter is pretending to be someone she’s not.

“Rachel has wanted to be somebody she’s not. She’s chosen not to just be herself but to represent herself as an African-American woman or a biracial person,” Ruthanne said.

Dolezal’s biography at Eastern Washington University says she received her master’s degree from Howard University, a historically black college in Washington, D.C.

KREM-TV obtained police reports in which Dolezal claims to be the victim of several hate crimes. They found that police responded but no suspects were identified and no arrests were ever made.

She said the only ones questioning her identity are Larry and Ruthanne.

“I don’t give two (expletive) what they think,” Dolezal said.

“It’s more important for me to clarify that with the black community and my executive board than with people who don’t understand,” she said.

In the past, Dolezal has identified herself as a mix of black, white and Native American.

Some people need to have a cause whether it exists or not.

And her comment about her parents makes a big statement about her too.

Dipshits of the day: Santa Ana Police

To serve and what is that last part again???

The Santa Ana Police Department is investigating surveillance video that purports to show officers making derogatory remarks about an amputee, eating and playing darts during a raid at a marijuana dispensary.

The Orange County Register reported Thursday (http://bit.ly/1FOGzN3 ) that one of the edited clips from the May 26 raid at Sky High Collective shows officers breaking through the front door and ordering customers to the floor.

A clip with subtitles purports to show officers making demeaning remarks about a female customer in a wheelchair with an amputated leg. Another clip shows an officer throwing darts.

Cmdr. Chris Revere calls the video concerning and says an internal affairs investigation is underway.

Police and media outlets have reached out to an attorney for the collective for an unedited version of the video.

I am not anti Law Enforcement but the more I see of this type behavior makes it harder and harder all the time.

Cops love to destroy property, as you can see they crash down doors to an open business with customers inside. I also wonder why they were so intent on destroying cameras since they were taking the recording devices anyway.

In addition police continue to  realize we are in a electronic age and they are being recorded at all times but continue to act in such irresponsible ways, Like insulting a disabled person or eating something they are calling illegal.  Then wonder why people are getting so anti police these days. 

IT IS THE VIDEO AGE GET FUCKING USED TO IT!!!

Also note all police agencies these days are complaining they are understaffed but as you can see they have all these officers doing nothing, Playing darts and just standing around. Seems to me these officers could go out and do something to protect the public after the entry was done and everything was secured.

 

Police Killed An Unarmed White Man In Iowa And His Community Didn’t Seem To Notice


A few minutes before Des Moines police killed Ryan Keith Bolinger Tuesday night, the 28-year-old white man was dancing in the street, according to an officer. Police didn’t find the display funny. In a news conference Wednesday, Des Moines Police Sgt. Jason Halifax said Bolinger had earlier pulled up beside the squad car of an officer who was conducting an unrelated traffic stop, parking his 2000 Lincoln sedan so close that he blocked the police cruiser’s driver’s side door. Bolinger then left his vehicle and danced around before getting back in and driving away.

Officer Vanessa Miller, a seven-year veteran of the force, gave pursuit, following Bolinger in a low-speed chase that hovered around the 35 miles-per-hour limit, officials said. The Des Moines Register reports that Officer Ian Lawler, who had earlier been boxed in by Bolinger, radioed that he was joining Miller in the pursuit. He also suggested that they may be dealing with a drunk or mentally ill suspect.

About two minutes into the chase, Miller cut Bolinger off as he attempted to make a U-turn, forcing his car to a stop. Bolinger exited his vehicle and approached Miller’s squad car “walking with a purpose,” Halifax said. As he advanced, Miller, who is white, fired a single bullet through her rolled up driver’s side window, shattering the glass and striking Bolinger in the torso. He later died from the gunshot wound at a local hospital.

Halifax has said Bolinger was unarmed, and the Register reports that he had no criminal record. It remains unclear why he was behaving erratically. Halifax said he expects the case will eventually be considered by a grand jury, though in the meantime, the Des Moines Police Department is conducting its own investigation. While Miller was equipped with a microphone that should have picked up audio of the confrontation, her vehicle’s dashboard camera didn’t record the shooting, Halifax said. His officers are not yet equipped with body cameras, though in Miller’s case, such a camera may not have provided useful footage, depending on her position at the time of the shooting.

Always remember only black lives matter

Bob Costas speaks out on Caitlyn……….


Bob Costas thinks that Caitlyn Jenner receiving the Arthur Ashe Courage Award is an exploitative move by ESPN.


“I wish Caitlyn all the happiness in the world and all the peace of mind in the world. However, it strikes me that awarding the Arthur Ashe Award to Caitlyn Jenner is just a crass exploitation play — it’s a tabloid play,” Costas said on “The Dan Patrick Show”Monday. “In the broad world of sports, I’m pretty sure they could’ve found someone -– and this is not anything against Caitlyn Jenner –- who was much closer to actively involved in sports, who would’ve been deserving of what that award represents.”

He added that someone outside the Kardashian clan could have better fit the bill.

“That’s not to say that it doesn’t take some measure of personal courage to do what Caitlyn Jenner has done, but I think every year we look across the landscape of sports, and we find prominent people and kids in high school and amateur athletes who I think more closely fit the description of what they’re looking for or should be looking for there,” he said. “And I think this is a play to pump up audience[s] the way lots of things are put on television, to attract eyeballs, not because of the validity, but because of whatever the kind of gawker factor is.”

ESPN confirmed on June 1 that Jenner — who won the gold medal for the decathlon in the 1976 Summer Olympics, beating Russia and solidifying her position as one of the greatest athletes in the world — will receive the award at the ESPYs in July. The announcement came on the heels of Jenner’s groundbreaking Vanity Fair cover after coming out as transgender during an interview with Diane Sawyer on “20/20” in April.

The Arthur Ashe Courage Award is given to individuals “whose contributions transcend sports.”

“In the past few months, the overwhelming outpouring of support from all over the world for my journey has been incredible,” Jenner said in a press release from ESPN. “However, being honored with this award, which is named after one of my heroes, is truly special. For the first time this July, I will be able to stand as my true self in front of my peers.”

I agree 100% with bob Costas, Ms Jenner plight is not a sports achievement nor even sports related. It Is probably being done in such a public way to self promote Jenner and not so much a statement for all society. And ESPN is trying to gain publicity in the same whorish way.

Crystal Pepsi might be coming back

PepsiCo has hinted that it will soon resurrect “Crystal Pepsi,” an ill-fated beverage from the 1990s that some customers have been lobbying the company to bring back.

In a letter sent to professional competitive eater Kevin Strahle, who has been agitating for a Pepsi Crystal revival, the company said that fans of the drink would “all be happy with what’s in store.”

Pepsi (PEP) confirmed the authenticity of the letter to CNNMoney.

Crystal Pepsi fans cheered the development, which follows an online campaign that asked Pepsi to revive the clear, caffeine-free soda that was available for a short time in 1992 and 1993. A petition on change.org garnered tens of thousands of signatures.

“We’ve had customers ask us to bring back their favorite products before, but never with your level of enthusiasm and humor,” Pepsi wrote in the message to Strahle. “We’re lucky to have a Pepsi superfan like you on our side.”

Those superfans were in short supply during the the original short-lived Crystal Pepsi release, which the New York Times described as a “colossal blunder.”


David Novak, now executive chairman at Yum! Brands (YUM), is credited with dreaming up the idea. He told Fast Company in 2007 that while it was the “best idea” he ever had, it was also the “worst executed.”

“People were saying we should stop and address some issues along the way, and they were right,” Novak said. “It would have been nice if I’d made sure the product tasted good.”

It seems Novak was wrong about another thing: “Once you have a great idea and you blow it,” he said in 2007, “you don’t get a chance to resurrect it.”

Retro of the day: Don Williams


I Believe in You” is a song written by Roger Cook andSam Hogin, and recorded by American country music artistDon Williams. It was released in August 1980 as the first single and title track from the album I Believe in You. The song became Don Williams’ eleventh number 1 on the country chart. The single stayed at number 1 for two weeks and spent 12 weeks on the country chart.[1] “I Believe in You” was Don Williams’ only Top 40 entry, where it peaked at number 24. It was also hit in Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

 


 

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1980)

Peak
position

U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles

1

Canadian RPM Country Tracks

1

U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[3]

8

New Zealand Singles Chart

4

Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks

7

Australian Kent Music Report

20

Belgian VRT Top 30

21

Dutch Singles Chart

23

U.S. Billboard Hot 100

24