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The Sheriff’s Department in Los Angeles was given a cast-off M-16 by the Federal government. Unfortunately, they are not exactly sure where it is.
The L.A. Times reports:
In an internal email sent to department supervisors Friday, Assistant Sheriff Todd Rogers said the weapon’s disappearance was “embarrassing” and urged supervisors “to turn over EVERY rock to find this missing rifle.”
Department spokesman Steve Whitmore could not immediately say when the gun was misplaced but noted that the department has been suspended by the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services from receiving excess federal property because of the mishap.
“I can’t emphasize enough what a big deal it is when we lose an assault weapon, especially one entrusted to us through” the OES, the email said.
“It’s wrong. It’s embarrassing,” Whitmore told The Times on Tuesday. “How could this have happened? Honestly, we don’t know.”
For whatever reason, because of where the weapon came from, the department apparently did not keep close tabs on the location of it. This situation is causing the department to re-examine their weapons handling procedures, and more importantly, documentation of the location of weapons in their possession.
Conservative Daily News‘ own Kira Davis and the conservative comedian and author Evan Sayet will be among those leading a raucous but respectful group of protesters at the Rage Against the Media rally being held today at CBS Studios on Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles.
Dr. Karen Siegumund, who holds a doctorate in Education and American Culture, is the key organizer of what she hopes is an uprising of American citizens who have had enough of mainstream media bias. The media cover-ups of Fast & Furious and Benghazigate show that today’s journalists are less impartial observers and reporters of news and relevant issues more activists with a progressive ideological agenda.
As noted by the protesters, long-time Democratic strategist Pat Caddell recently said that “[The press has] made themselves …the enemy of the American people,” while Roger L. Simon wrote, “We are the victims of a media coup d’état and are currently living under it.”
As I put it earlier at Independent Journal Review:
The American people’s trust in the Obama lapdog media is crumbling, which shouldn’t be a surprise for anyone who reads news from both the right and the left side of the aisle. The new low of 40% “fair amount/great deal” of confidence in the media reported by Gallup signals the jig is up for the pretend non-partisan media.
The decline in ratings comes mostly from Republicans and Independents, as Hot Air reports. Mainstream media trust from Independents has dropped from 50% to 31% since 2004.
If Americans are concerned about mainstream media bias, this is their chance to rally with other citizens to do something about it. Hopefully, this is only the first of many more such rallies to come.
In the “rewarding bad behavior” file, we have this. The City of Los Angeles is said to be offering their “occupy” protestors a whole lot of goodies if they agree to leave their camp. The following excerpt is from LATimes.com.
…city officials have offered protesters a $1-a-year lease on a 10,000-square-foot office space near City Hall. He said officials also promised land elsewhere for protesters who wish to farm, as well as additional housing for the contingent of homeless people who joined the camp.
So, you got that, folks? If you stand outside of a government building and protest long enough, you just might get a lease worth thousands (if not tens of thousands) of dollars and some land. Maybe you could even trademark the OWS logo and use it to sell T-shirts.
I strongly encourage you to read the link to the L.A. Times for the whole story and then come back here and tell us what you think of all this madness. But you know what? In the bankrupt state of California, this sounds about right. We throw all of our money in the trashcan in order to pander to groups we’re scared of.
Let us know what you think in the comments below.