"Rapper" morality at work
Rather what one would expect from what they "sing"
A teenage rap star and his best friend have been jailed for a total of 32 years after plotting to kill the pregnant girlfriend he feared would ruin his career. Brandon Jolie, 18, a rising rap producer, was determined nothing would stand in his way. When his 15-year-old girlfriend became pregnant and refused to have an abortion, Jolie recruited Kingsley Ogundele to 'eliminate' the problem he feared would '**** up' his life.
The pair lured the girl to a secluded canal tow path where Ogundele, 18, battered her over the head with a metal pole before pushing her into the water and holding her head under as she cried out: 'Please don't, I'm pregnant.' She only survived when a passer-by interrupted the attack and hauled her from the freezing water in North London.
The schoolgirl, now 16, later gave birth to a healthy baby boy but suffers nightmares about the attack last November. She said: 'I thought I was going to die. I could feel myself giving up.' At the Old Bailey yesterday Jolie, now 19, was jailed for 14 years for conspiracy to murder, whilst Ogundele got 18 years.
Judge Paul Worsley QC told Jolie: 'You feared your blossoming music producing ambitions would be frustrated and your lifestyle would be severely disrupted. 'Those selfish concerns gnawed away and you explained your problems to Ogundele. Together you decided she should be murdered, together with her unborn child.'
The judge described the victim as a 'bright and attractive girl' who is likely to suffer long-term psychological distress. In a statement to the court, she said: 'I cannot walk out the house without my mum. When I go out in the daytime I am always looking behind me. This often makes me panic and my heart races. 'I do not trust boys any more. This incident took place because I became pregnant to Brandon Jolie. I didn't want to marry him but I did want him to be part of my baby's life. 'Now I don't ever want him to see my baby. How can I explain that his father tried to kill us both just because I was pregnant?' ....
Detective Inspector Helen Williams said: 'If it wasn't for the courageous intervention of a passer-by I strongly believe this would have been a murder investigation. 'It's hard to comprehend the casual way in which Ogundele and Jolie plotted to kill the victim - all because they didn't want Jolie's aspirations of fame to be affected.'
Equality snoopers to keep files on Britons' sexuality
People will be routinely asked to answer sensitive questions about their sexuality so a Government quango can compile a massive 'equalities' database, it emerged last night. The Equality and Human Rights Commission is to take information given in confidence by millions and place it on a huge 'Lifestyle Database'. It will draw information from sources including visits to A&E departments, government surveys and the reporting of crimes to police.
In order for bureaucrats to measure whether gay or straight citizens are suffering greater 'inequality', the EHRC said everybody should be asked to provide information about their sexual identity. They will be asked if they are heterosexual/straight, gay/lesbian, bisexual or other.
Campaigners said the establishment of the 'Big Brother' database - which will be available on the quango's website - would alarm the public. Alex Deane, Director of Big Brother Watch, said: 'This intrusive database is being built without even the smallest consideration for privacy. 'When people go to hospital, they don't think that information about their illness is going to be shared with the EHRC. 'What possible right does the EHRC have to build this database, and then share what they've gathered with other people on their website?'
Details of the plan emerged after the EHRC, led by chairman Trevor Phillips, began the tendering process for establishing the database. Freedom of Information requests, obtained by the Old Holborn blogger, then revealed what the scheme involved.
Equalities bosses have decided they must work out whether citizens are suffering inequality based upon various different factors. These include age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion and belief, transgender status, ethnicity and social class. Citizens' characteristics will be checked through their answers to various government surveys and information on whether they need hospital care or have called the police. It will allow bureaucrats to check different groups are not more likely to die young, be murdered, suffer illness, or violent crime. Checks will also be made of happiness, healthy living standards and educational attainment. Any minority groups considered to be losing out can then be targeted for Government help.
It will not be possible to identify individuals from the information on the database. But what is alarming campaigners is the way the information will be compiled. Staff are planning to take data which is given to a list of 45 different sources by members of the public. This includes their A&E records, the British Crime Survey, the British Election Study, the Census, Childcare and Early Years Parents' Survey and the Citizenship Survey. The information is not provided in the knowledge it will be handed over to an equality quango.
But the EHRC's report on the way the database should be established says the sexual identity question should become a standard part of major surveys 'as soon as practicable'. An EHRC spokesman said: 'Crime rates, poor hospital treatment, lack of childcare places and inadequate housing are some of the things that British people are worried about. 'Looking at each of these problems in isolation doesn't tell the whole story, as these factors may combine together to have a bigger effect on our lives. 'By looking at all the issues together, our framework will show what needs to be done to make Britain a fairer place to live.'
Tilting the Scales Towards Racial Bias
He is the vice chairman of the radical Justice at Stake Campaign, which since 2004 has received nearly $3 million from Obama consort George Soros' Open Society Institute. He has also received an additional $1.5 from Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett's left-wing Joyce Foundation. He has twice been rejected by the voters of North Carolina for a seat on that state's Supreme Court. And he has openly attacked America's judiciary system for being "disproportionately white and male."
"He" is North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge James A. Wynn. And he has now been nominated by Barack Obama for a pivotal seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.
Don Todd, editor of the popular ALG Research publication "NomineeAlert" has written of Wynn, "He is another Obama nominee who appears to be more concerned about the color of one's skin than their ability to perform on the job." And with good reason.
In his ponderous book, with the equally ponderous title Perspectives: Judicial Elections Versus Merit Selection: Judicial Diversity: Where Independence and Accountability Meet, Wynn wrote:
"Indeed, the American judiciary is disproportionately white and male. These white men disproportionately make judgments affecting African-Americans, women, and other minorities… More important than a perception of bias, however, is that the absence of diversity creates (in fact) a judicial partiality to the values and stories of the groups overrepresented - white men - in its midst."And one can almost see the learned judge checking under the bed for "white men" in hooded robes.
Clearly, if one of Judge Wynn's dreaded "white men" penned such a scathing excoriation of "black men," that unabashed bigot would be lucky to get a job judging dog shows. Yet, now – unless the Senate Republicans stand firm – James Allen could soon be lifting the blindfold off Lady Justice and tilting the scales towards racial bias.
The Muslim Brotherhood, an Egyptian based Islamic terrorist organization appears to be alive and well and cloaking itself in legitimacy in our nation’s capitol under the guise of a front group say intrepid undercover agents P. David Gaubatz and Paul Sperry in their new book, Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America (World Net Daily Books 2009). Investigative journalism reaches new levels in doughtiness and concludes with a shocking crescendo in this tome, as Gaubatz, his son Chris and Paul Sperry infiltrate the shady Washington, DC based organization known as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR); the nation’s largest and purportedly mainstream Muslim-American “civil rights” advocacy agency. The frightening facts published in this book are supported by more than 12,000 pages of confidential CAIR documents and hundreds of hours of video captured in this unprecedented undercover operation.
Through painstaking and nuanced research of internal memos and documents the authors establish the fact that CAIR is the ideological cousin of the notorious Muslim Brotherhood and their leadership is inextricably tied to the promulgation of an explosively violent “jihadist” agenda. Utilizing double speak and a wide variety of cleverly devised subterfuges, CAIR manages to ostensibly present itself as a law abiding, pro-American organization, however the authors expose their unbridled mendacity in its most egregious form.
Mr. Gaubatz served for twelve years as a former agent with the US Air Force Office of Special Investigations and is a career military counterterrorism specialist as well as a US State Department trained Arabic linguist. Joining him on this six month long covert foray into the nefarious machinations of CAIR and it’s overt ties to Muslim terrorists of all stripes are his son Chris who worked undercover as a convert to Islam and Paul Sperry, a veteran investigative journalist and author of “Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington.”
This book could effortlessly take it’s rightful place among classic hair raising espionage thrillers if it’s tragic geo-political realities weren’t so terrifying. The authors scrupulously document CAIR’s foreign fundraising sources including exceedingly large donations from the Wahabi dominated Saudi Arabian government that gave birth to the 9/11 hijackers. Not to be outdone, CAIR also assumes the role of benefactor, as the recipients of their financial largesse include such heinous terror organizations as Hamas.
Moreover, the authors offer shocking revelations about CAIR’s infiltration of key US law enforcement agencies including local police departments, the FBI, the CIA and the State Department as well as their heavy handed influence operations against members of homeland security committess on Capitol Hill and their insertion of Islamic spies in congressional offices. According to the authors, FBI wiretaps reveal that, “During a secret Muslim Brotherhood meeting he organized last decade, CAIR founder and former chair Omar Ahmad expressed the need to strengthen “the influence with Congress.” He argued for using Muslims as an “entry point” to “pressure Congress and the decision makers in America” to change US foreign policy in the Middle East and other policies.”
CAIR’s far reaching tentacles have even permeated corporate America, say the authors, as they and their sister organization, the Islamic Society of North America blackmail Wall Street firms who do not comply with Islamic financing principles. The authors also spotlight CAIR’s use of intimidation tactics in silencing their political opponents as evidenced in their efforts to unleash a vitriolic campaign to blacklist such media personalities as Bill O’Reilly, Dr. Laura Schlesinger, Glenn Beck and Michael Savage while pressuring the National Review to acquiesce to their demands.
While elected officials from both sides of the aisle, including former president George W. Bush, have legitimized the dubious organization with governmental recognition and ceremonial gravitas, CAIR’s underlying credo remains seditious and rabidly anti-American until this very day. The authors remind us that in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, President Bush appeared alongside officials from CAIR and other outwardly benign Muslim groups that weren’t properly vetted at the Islamic Center of Washington in a display of “unity”. The unsuspecting former president announced, “It is my honor to be meeting with leaders who feel just the same way as I do. They’re outraged, they’re sad. They love America just as much as I do.”
These words would come back to haunt the president as facts concerning CAIR’s zealous legal representation of Muslim Americans charged with terrorist activities came to the fore and as history would record, certain members of CAIR’s own leadership would turn out to be unindicted co-conspirators in helping to finance terrorist organizations.
As the burgeoning and pernicious scourge of global radical Islam continues to proliferate in an unfettered manner, it is clear that within our borders the threat to our cherished democratic values and principles are all too real. The release of this book of paramount importance by authors Gaubatz and Sperry hasn’t come a moment too soon. To say that the information published in these pages is a real eye opener is an understatement of monumental proportions. It is a must read for anyone, the world over, who still clings to the hope of freedom, peace and liberty that Western civilization represents.
Political correctness is most pervasive in universities and colleges but I rarely report the incidents concerned here as I have a separate blog for educational matters.
American "liberals" often deny being Leftists and say that they are very different from the Communist rulers of other countries. The only real difference, however, is how much power they have. In America, their power is limited by democracy. To see what they WOULD be like with more power, look at where they ARE already very powerful: in America's educational system -- particularly in the universities and colleges. They show there the same respect for free-speech and political diversity that Stalin did: None. So look to the colleges to see what the whole country would be like if "liberals" had their way. It would be a dictatorship.
For more postings from me, see TONGUE-TIED, GREENIE WATCH, EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL, FOOD & HEALTH SKEPTIC, GUN WATCH, SOCIALIZED MEDICINE, AUSTRALIAN POLITICS, DISSECTING LEFTISM, IMMIGRATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL and EYE ON BRITAIN. My Home Pages are here or here or here or Email me (John Ray) here. For readers in China or for times when blogger.com is playing up, there is a mirror of this site here.