Crime, Shooting death

Waffle House Suspect Arrested… A Hero Acknowledged with 4 Dead, 4 Wounded

After a massive manhunt, the FBI announced the arrest of Travis Reinking, 29, the suspected gunman who went on a shooting rampage inside a Waffle House restaurant wearing only a coat and no bottoms. He was captured yesterday hiding out in a wooded area near his home.

The manhunt involving 160 FBI, federal marshals and law enforcement officers, concluded after Reinking was taken into custody alive with no resistance according to police.

In the wee hours on Sunday, Reinking walked into the Waffle House restaurant with an AR-15 assault rifle and opened fire, killing four and wounding 4. Waffle House hero James Shaw, Jr. (pictured top center) charged Reinking and disarmed him before any more patrons were killed.

Shaw Jr. attended a press conference in Nashville on Sunday with FBI Special Agent In Charge, Matthew Espenshade (L) and Metro Nashville Mayor David Briley (right). Shaw, Jr., 29, took action disarming the gunman and ultimately forcing him out of the Waffle House restaurant.

Shaw, Jr. broke down and cried during the emotional press conference on Sunday. He embraced Waffle House President and CEO, Walt Ehmer who called him a hero. “I’m not a hero. I’m just a regular person,” Shaw said.

On Sunday, Shaw visited with the wounded people in a hospital.

“Have you met James? James saved a lot of lives,” one of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s surgeons told the father of one of the victims.

The two men embraced, crying. “Thank you,” the older man whispered to Mr. Shaw.

Shooting death

5 Dead, Multiple Wounded in Shooting at Ft. Lauderdale Airport

shooting-550x338A suspect is in custody following a shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport, near Hollywood, Fla., that left 3 dead and 9 wounded on Friday. The death toll is expected to rise.

The shooting occurred in terminal 2 around 12:55 pm on Friday. The Broward County mayor confirms that 5 people have died and at least 9 are wounded. The shooter is reportedly in custody.

Ft. Lauderdale airport is located about 25 miles north of Miami International Airport in South Florida.

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to conflicting reports of an active shooter outside the airport and inside the baggage claim area. Officials later confirmed the shooter was a lone gunman.

As the sounds of gunshots rang out, hundreds of people rushed the doors and ran out onto the tarmac where they were quickly rounded up by airport security. Buses were brought in to ferry the people back to the terminals.

Fox News reports airport personnel are working to resume normal operations and allow planes to land in a few hours.

30 airlines are serviced at the Ft. Lauderdale airport which is among the 25 busiest airports in the country.

FRUITVALE-STATION, New Movie Release, Racist, Ryan Coogler, Shooting death

FRUITVALE-STATION is a must see movie!

A true story written and directed by a young Ryan Coogler, the film recreates the last day in the life of Oscar Grant. The 22-year-old unarmed black man in Oakland, CA who was shot and killed by a Bart Transit police office on New Years day 2009.

The film won the two top prizes at the Sundance Film Festival and has become a cause to be negative amongst critics. Activists are seizing the opportunity to promote the movie, which calls for justice and implies that nothing like it has occurred yet, since the cop who shot and killed Oscar Grant only served 11 months in prison and Grant’s family has prevailed in a large civil suit.

Grant’s character who is played by 22-year-old subject (Michael B. Jordan), who was a small-time criminal who cheated on his girlfriend and had been fired from a job at a grocery store. All of these flaws are depicted in the film, but nevertheless “Fruitvale Station,” a debut effort from young filmmaker Ryan Coogler, tries to fit a halo on its subject, seemingly to play up the audience’s sympathies and it works.

Despite Grants shortcomings the film show that he was an ordinary, everyday black man struggling to make his life right and did not deserve to be shot in the back by a cop while lying face down on a subway platform.

Although the movie is a true story, it fails to deliver more of the point that the shooting was a cover-up. The many witnesses, spectators and friends of Oscar Grant had cell phone footage of the shooting, yet their cell phones were confiscated illegally by police officers before they got off the train that New Years Eve.

Warning: Fresh off the heels of a George Zimmerman “not guilty” verdict, this film is a tear jerker that will piss you off into the reality of the injustices to all unarmed African American men being killed all over this country.

Support this film because those right wing conservatives don’t want to ignite the truth for you to view!

Chicago Gun Violence, Gun Violence, News, President Obama, Shooting death, Uncategorized

15-year-old girl who performed at Obama’s Inauguration shot and killed in Chicago

Hidaya_Pendleton_ripA 15-year-old girl who performed with her high school band for President Obama at his 2nd Inauguration last week was shot and killed in the Kenwood area of Chicago Tuesday.

Hidaya Pendleton died just blocks from the high school she attended. The teenager was an honor student, a well-liked volleyball player, and majorette.

Pendleton was among a group of 10 to 12 teenagers seeking shelter from the rain under a canopy in a park on the 4500 block of South Oakenwald Avenue around 2:30 p.m., when a gunman jumped a fence, and opened fire on the teens.

Pendleton was shot once in the back. She was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital. Another boy was hit in the leg. He was also taken to Comer Children’s Hospital. He is expected to recover from his injuries.

Police said Pendleton had no gang affiliations, but several of the teens she was with were believed to be known gang members.

It’s a shame; President Obama shed tears for the 20 children who died at Sandy Hook, but he has no tears to shed for the hundreds of black children who were gunned down in his own backyard since he’s been president.

Breaking News, Crime, Dearly Departed, Shooting death, Tragedy, Violence

The Devil dwells where God is absent!!!


A deranged gunman opened fire inside an elementary school in Newton, Connecticut yesterday, leaving at least 28 dead, including 20 children.

The shooter, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, went from classroom to classroom firing randomly, shooting children and school staff before turning the gun on himself.

Lanza shot his mother in the face at their CT home before driving to the school and opening fire on teachers, the school’s principle and twenty (20) innocent children.

Police say the first 911 call reporting gunfire at Sandy Hook Elementary School came in at 9:41 a.m. Hundreds of federal and local law enforcement officials responded to the scene.

Worried parents also rushed to the school to pick up their children. Frightened children were told to keep their eyes closed as they were led out of the school by teachers and parents. The school holds 600 children.


President Barack Obama was briefed on the situation at the school. Spokesman Jay Carney said the White House had “enormous sympathy for families that are affected” and would “do everything we can to support state and local law enforcement.”

The suspect reportedly used a .223 caliber assault rifle. In addition to the assault rifle, 2 handguns were recovered at the scene. The massacre is the latest in a shocking history of school massacres in America involving high-powered weapons.

The number of dead exceeds the 13 students and teachers killed during the Columbine High School massacre in 1999. 2 shooters were also involved in that massacre. At the time, Columbine was the worst school shooting in American history, until now.

With just a week away from Christmas, the devil crept into the community of Newton, CT and stole the joy of Christmas from parents and children and changed their lives forever. When you take prayer out of schools, you open the door for the devil to walk in.

Please remember: The devil can’t dwell where the spirit of the Lord is!