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Contempt of Cop!

Young man killed as Park Police fire Multiple shots.

Released dash cam VIDEO shows U.S. Park Police officers firing nine shots into an SUV who’s driver left the scene of a traffic accident, where reportedly he was the victim, then motored off again twice after stopping for perusing officers. Bijan Ghaisar, of McLean Virginia, died approximately two weeks after suffering a fatal head wound.

This was a young man who was probably scared to remain stopped because of some over aggressive police officers beating on his car door and window while screaming at him and brandishing semi-automatic weapons in his face. Its no wonder he took off twice before the final stop that ended his life.

The Concerned Citizen thinks that this is a classic case of “Contempt of Cop”. The officers involved were infuriated because this young man had the nerve to disobey their commands.

Park Police POLICY states that a vehicular pursuit is authorized only when: “The officer has reason to believe a felony has occurred or is occurring, or the suspect presents a clear and immediate threat to public safety.” It also states: “The act of fleeing and eluding the police shall not in itself be a pursuable offense.”

The FBI is investigating the shooting.

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911 Dispatcher sends Fire/EMS crew to the wrong address.

Sources advise us of a security threat near the White House that involved officers of the Secret Service who encountered a man with a loaded gun in his car. DC’s 911 center (OUC) was called and DC police, fire, and ems units were also dispatched; however, the fire & ems units were sent to the wrong location.

An operator/dispatcher at the Office of Unified Communications was instructed to send units to Madison Place and H Street Northwest; however, the dispatcher sent the fire/ems units to Madison Street and 8th Street Northwest, causing a considerable delay in service.

Management at the OUC is aware of this failure in service and will investigate. The Concerned Citizen plans to  track this incident and update readers as additional information becomes available.

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DC Faith Leaders Demand Gun Safety Legislation!

Several faith leaders from the DC area, some representing national congregations, gathered yesterday to demand legislative action to reduce gun violence. Rev. Thomas Bowen of the D.C. Mayor’s Office of Religious Affairs said, “Guns in fact, do kill people.” Well it seems to us that People kill People. Someone may use a gun, knife, or any number of other inanimate objects to accomplish their objective, but it’s the person that actually does the killing. A man or woman with a propensity to kill or injure will use what ever means is available to them at the time, homemade bomb, vehicle, poison, or even a number 2 pencil.

If you watch the national news, you know that people across the United States are murdered on a daily basis by means other than guns. So for once, lets talk about stiffening the penalty for these murderers and violent criminals, i.e., Death Penalty, instead of trying to regulate guns.

If you really believe that guns kill people, then I guess you may also believe that forks make people fat, pencils misspell words, and people make their cars drive drunk.

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Cyberterrorists Target First Responders

The United States intelligence community has recently warned First Responders and the agencies they work for  about the escalating efforts of cyberterrorists to target them and their missions.

The Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team (JCAT), an alliance between the FBI, DHS and the National Counterterrorism Center, told first responders, “We assess with moderate confidence that cyber actors, including those who support violent extremism, are likely to continue targeting first responders on the World Wide Web by distributing their personally identifiable information for the purpose of soliciting attacks from willing sympathizers in the homeland, hacking government websites, or attacking 911 phone systems to hinder first responders’ ability to respond to crises.” This practice took on greater importance after a vulnerability was discovered in D.C. shortly before the presidential inauguration in January.

First responders are encouraged to report suspicious activity to law enforcement by calling the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) Security Operations Center at 1-866-787-4722 or emailing soc@msisac.org.

Read the full story: http://wtop.com/national-security/2017/09/cyber-terrorists-targeting-first-responders/

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MetroAccess Director… Fired

Metro does not officially comment on personnel matters; however, sources inside Metro confirmed that MetroAccess director, Omari June, was fired on Thursday amid a probe into the sexual and racial harassment of a subordinate female employee.

Mr. June was the focus of a 2015 lawsuit filed by Minkyung Kim, a former employee who was terminated in April 2014 after complaining about her treatment. Among other things, the lawsuit alleged that Mr. June often talked about sex in the workplace and bragged about the size of his genitalia. It also accused him of simulating sex acts in Kim’s presence and questioning her about the color of her skin. Court papers also revealed that Ms. Kim accused Metro of conducting a “Sham Investigation” because shortly after notifying her immediate supervisor who stated, “I’m sorry, I can’t control him”, she was falsely accused of insubordination on trumped-up charges and terminated.

Ms. Kim’s lawsuit against Metro, which was settled for an undisclosed amount in her favor, and complaints from other individuals about Metro’s handling of the allegations, prompted Metro’s newly appointed inspector general, Geoffrey Cherrington, to open the new internal investigation which led to Thursday’s dismissal of director Omari June. Scoop has it that other supervisors may follow June.

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