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Brighton JCC closed by bomb threat; FBI investigates

Source: Democrat & Chronicle

(Rochester, NY) -The Jewish Community Center in Brighton was temporarily evacuated Tuesday after a bomb threat was reported.

"I am aware that there are other JCC facilities across the country that have received the same or similar-type threats," Brighton Police Chief Mark Henderson said during a morning briefing on the side of Edgewood Avenue. "We will work with the FBI to see if this was a similar type threat."

Brighton police officers, Monroe County sheriff's deputies, New York State Police troopers and FBI agents partnered with specialized dogs to sweep each room of the 180,000-square-foot facility Tuesday, Henderson said. The agencies did not find any indication that a bomb was in the facility, he said.

FBI spokeswoman Maureen Dempsey said the FBI and the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division are assisting with the investigation. The agency, she said, continues to investigate possible civil rights violations in connection with threats to Jewish Community Centers across the country.

Read more: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2017/03/07/police-on-scene-at-jcc/98841504/

Rochester, Milwaukee and Miami were targeted early this morning...

It all makes sense now!


Anyone remember Commander Cody?

Headed out this evening to get lost in the ozone with these guys tonight in Rochester...

Storm spotters spell out giant tribute to Bill Paxton

A live map that tracks the location of storm spotters was showing some unique activity in Kansas and Oklahoma Sunday afternoon.

Live radar image at link:


Cory Gardner, (R-CO) guess what? Your constituents held a town hall meeting without you!

Are you a CSA Member?

Are you a member of a Community Supported Agriculture CoOp?

We're looking at our membership renewal for the upcoming season, and I noticed that today is CSA Day!

Share your experiences here!

Be well...

Question: Is an agent of ICE required to identify themselves in the way a LEO is?

I'm not finding the specific answer that I'm looking for, including whether or not an ICE agent carries an identifying number similar to a 'badge number' that a LEO would use to identify oneself...

Any help?


Passengers Demand Answers Following Intense Customs Scrutiny at JFK Airport

When Kelley Amadei disembarked from Delta Flight 1583 with her wife and son, she didn't expected to be greeted by two Customs and Border Protection agents standing at the jet bridge entrance.

As the plane taxied to the airport gate late Wednesday, Amadei felt like something wasn't right -- a flight attendant told passengers to have their travel documents ready for inspection before leaving the plane.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman said they were looking for a specific person Thursday afternoon.

The spokesman added that the CBP does this regularly, and that the process started after 9/11. He said this case was a little different because they didn't have a picture of who they were looking for, just a name.


They requested identification from every passenger on a domestic flight.

Let that sink in for a moment...

GOP Rep.: Bales Of Marijuana Concealing Nukes Can Cross Border

A Republican congressman from Arizona defended the construction of a barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border by arguing that a nuclear weapon could be smuggled across a porous border in a bale of marijuana.

Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), whose district is just over 100 miles away from the U.S.-Mexico border, referenced the illicit drug trade in a discussion Wednesday with CNN’s Brianna Keilar on President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.

“The reality, Brianna, is that we have to measure all of the costs, ancillary and otherwise, and make the best decision that we can. But I can suggest to you that there are national security implications here for a porous border,” Franks said. “We sometimes used to make the point that if someone wanted to smuggle in a dangerous weapon, even a nuclear weapon, into America, how would they do it? And the suggestion was made, ‘Well, we'll simply hide it in a bale of marijuana.’”

“So the implications of a porous border have national security dimensions that are very significant and that bear a lot of conversation when we talk about costs," he said.


DHS Memos: Speed Up Mass Deportations & Prosecute Parents Who Help Undocumented Children Enter U.S.

Source: Democracy Now!

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has drafted and signed sweeping new guidelines to speed up the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States.

The memos instruct federal agencies to begin hiring 10,000 more Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, as well as 5,000 more Border Patrol agents. They also detail plans to accelerate deportation hearings and to expand the number of people prioritized for removal from the United States.

McClatchy is reporting hundreds of thousands more undocumented immigrants in the United States would be subject to what’s known as expedited removal proceedings to get them quickly out of the country. According to McClatchy, children who arrived in the United States as "unaccompanied minors" would no longer be protected against deportation, and their parents would be subject to criminal prosecution if they had paid human traffickers to bring their children across the border.

For more, we speak with Franco Ordoñez, White House correspondent for the McClatchy Washington Bureau. His latest article is "DHS chief proposes prosecuting parents of children smuggled into U.S."

Read more: http://m.democracynow.org/stories/17124
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