Sunday, February 15, 2015

It’s Over: Danish Police Kill Suspect They Say Is Responsible For The Copenhagen Shootings  
Matt Vespa / Townhall Tipsheet
It was a dark day for Denmark; two shootings left three people dead–including the gunman–and five police officers wounded. This occurs a little more than a month after the horrific Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris. Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt called the first shooting yesterday afternoon a terror attack.

To recap, Lars Vilks, a Danish cartoonist, had organized a free speech event at a café called Krudttønden.  A gunman proceeded to open fire during the seminar.  You can hear the shots being fired at during the event in this chilling audio clip. One man was killed in the attack; three police officers were wounded. A few hours later, shots were fired at a synagogue not far from the café. One victim was shot in the head and later died; two officers were wounded in the leg and arm. The second shooting was confirmed by Danish national police and ordered residents in Central Copenhagen to stay indoors, while the manhunt for the shooter began.

The city was pretty much blocked off; no one was leaving.

It was originally reported that police were looking for two suspects in the attack, but later updated their reports to say they were looking for only one person.

Now, Danish police killed a man who they think is responsible for both attacks in the Norrebro district after he opened fire on them, according to the BBC [emphasis mine]:
Police in Copenhagen say they have shot dead a man they believe was behind two deadly attacks in the Danish capital hours earlier. 
Police say they killed the man in the Norrebro district after he opened fire on them.
It came after one person was killed and two injured during a free speech debate in a cafe on Saturday.
In the second attack, a Jewish man was killed and two police officers wounded near the city's main synagogue.
Police say they do not believe any other people were involved in the attacks.
The BBC's Malcolm Brabant in Copenhagen says the city has been on high alert after the shootings.
Early on Sunday, police said they had been keeping an address under observation in the district of Norrebro, waiting for the occupant to return.
When he appeared, he noticed the officers, pulled out a gun and opened fire, police said. They returned fire and shot him dead.
Norrebro is a predominantly immigrant district of Copenhagen, about three miles (5km) away from the synagogue where the shooting took place just hours earlier.
This harrowing ordeal appears to be over.
President Obama's foreign policy interview with received far more attention than its domestic policy counterpart this week, but even though the domestic interview did not break any real news, it did provide Obama a forum to crystallize his case for "middle-class economics," which as the passage below shows, is really just all about government redistribution:
Ezra Klein: To focus a bit on that long-term question, does that put us in a place where redistribution becomes, in a sense, a positive good in and of itself? Do we need the government playing the role not of powering the growth engine — which is a lot of what had to be done after the financial crisis — but of making sure that while that growth engine is running, it is ensuring that enough of the gains and prosperity is shared so that the political support for that fundamental economic model remains strong?
President Obama: That's always been the case. I don't think that's entirely new. The fact of the matter is that relative to our post-war history, taxes now are not particularly high or particularly progressive compared to what they were, say, in the late '50s or the '60s. And there's always been this notion that for a country to thrive there are some things, as Lincoln says, that we can do better together than we can do for ourselves. And whether that's building roads, or setting up effective power grids, or making sure that we've got high-quality public education — that teachers are paid enough — the market will not cover those things. And we've got to do them together.

“Palestinian” government wants role in probing “terrorist” Chapel Hill murders

By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch


“Palestinian” government wants role in probing “terrorist” Chapel Hill murders
Damn the evidence, full speed ahead: Obama has declared the Chapel Hill murders a hate crime, and the Muslim advocacy groups in the U.S. are determined that they be treated as a hate crime, and now the “Palestinians” want in on investigating the “terrorist” act.

That’s a great idea. It would be fitting to have […]
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James Foley’s parents: We didn’t feel our son was a ‘priority’ to the White House
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

foley 4Of course he wasn’t a priority. When have Americans ever been a priority to Barack Obama?

“James Foley’s parents: We didn’t feel our son was a ‘priority’ to the White House,”, February 13, 2015:
The parents of an American journalist murdered by ISIS last year told Fox News on Friday that they never felt their son was a priority to the Obama administration because they were left mostly in the dark about the U.S. hostages.
“Communication was very poor,” James Foley’s mother Diane Foley told “America’s Newsroom.” “The government wasn’t really telling us anything. It was all classified.”
“We didn’t feel Jim was a priority,...