“Vote Your Conscience” is a @NeverTrump slogan. He is invited to the Republican convention, and after Trump wins the nomination, he tells people “Vote Cruz.” I used to be a Ted Cruz supporter, but not any more.
There are serious procedural problems if officers are carrying weapons near inmates. That department needs to get its act together before someone gets killed. If you are around inmates you should have your duty weapon stored in a lockbox temporarily like every other law enforcement agency does.
Everyone throwing a fit about a gun “oh my” in the “interrogation” room… lol. First of all… its an “interview” room because “interrogation room” is not approved for court testimony. Grow a pair, nut jobs trying to take your gun goes with the job. I can’t even count the amount of times I had some idiot try to take my gun while on duty answering calls out on the street. What, you think criminals only try for an officers gun in an interview room, jeez.
You don’t even know the departments policy regarding interview rooms, and it would most likely only apply if the officer were in fact conducting an interview and not transporting/guarding/cuffing/un-cuffing. You don’t know who’s prisoner it was, the detectives, another officer, or who even cuffed him to the chair in the first place. Many a time I had to guard some other officers prisoner, at a hospital, in the station house or out on the street, and I had nothing to do with the arrest.
As a general policy officers don’t have guns in an interview room because of court testimony, i.e.
defense lawyer: officer did you have your service weapon, and was it visible to my client during the interview?
defense lawyer: Your Honor my client felt threaten to confess due to the officers gun.
That is the reason that weapons are not taken into an interview room.
Its a completely different policy than the lock up. Good grief.
 June 12, 2016 at 2:13pm
No one needs full free speech. Your speech should be restricted to make sure it does not offend anyone. See how that works? You were silent when they came for the Second Amendment, and by the time they came for the First Amendment there was no one left to speak out.
June 12, 2016 at 2:12pm
The article above said he used an “assault rifle.” Was it really full auto? I thought other sources said it was an AR-15, which is only semi-auto and should be called an “assault weapon” according to the hoplophobic definition.
 May 2, 2016 at 4:03pm
I believe many “Trump supporters” are really Democrats hoping for a Hillary vs. Trump ticket. They are scared to death of Senator Cruz, because they know he would beat her in the election. They are using Democrat tactics. It’s so obvious.
 May 2, 2016 at 3:56pm
One of the many things that impresses me about Senator Cruz is his willingness to talk to anyone, not just the powerful people who can help his campaign. I saw a story about a little girl who was crying because she got to an event too late to see him. When he heard about her, he came out from backstage and went down on one knee to talk to her and comfort her. It was the most impressive photo I’ve ever seen of him and I wish I had not lost the link.
 March 21, 2016 at 11:45am
We should all stop using the word “allegedly” for events that are clearly shown on video. To “allege” is the “claim or assert that someone has done something illegal or wrong, typically without proof that this is the case.”
This is where bold civil disobedience comes in. It’s time to start throwing Obama’s unconstitutional declarations back in his face. Get 100 people together in front of BATF headquarters. They partner off in pairs. 50 people sell a gun to their partners for a dollar, then their partners sell it back for a dollar. No paperwork, no background checks. If an agent wants your name, just say “No hablo Ingles” and smile. Record the whole thing and share the video so widely that the Internet slows down from all the views. We will not comply and we will not back down.
 November 20, 2015 at 12:48pm
I’ve heard it said that a radical Muslim wants to cut your head off, and a moderate Muslim wants a radical Muslim to cut your head off. They say most Muslims are moderate, but I maintain that they are irrelevant because they won’t protest against the radical Muslims or report them to law enforcement. The day we see a Million Muslim March with Muslims carrying “STOP ISLAMIC TERRORISM” signs is the day I will believe they are worthwhile.
@Taratulas --- Correct.----And if radical Muslims represent such a tiny little % of Islam, why don't the so-called "moderate Muslims" take their own damn countries back! Instead, what I am seeing is thousands of young and healthy male Muslims cowardly running to other countries seeking refuge. We have spent billions arming and training them to fight for their own freedom, and they refuse to do it. As far as I'm concerned, the only logical conclusion to draw is that the percent of radicals isn't so small afterall.
Even if they are not radicalized they bring their culture with them and do not want to assimilate. Islam is not compatible with the values of western Civilization like liberty and equality. They are destroying large parts of Europe where their numbers have grown and concentrated as they self segregate. Their neighborhoods then become no go zones. Sexual assaults against western women are on the rise in many European countries predominantly perpetrated by Muslims. Breitbart had a piece today written by a journalist who walked through one of these neighborhoods with a politician in Belgium. Muslim men were shouting at the women in their group to cover their heads. There was the story out of Dearborn where Christians were pelted with rocks for open air preaching at a Muslim fair. We have Muslim women here in the US that are being subjected to female genital mutilation. Only a leftist who hates America would want to import more of this type of behavior. It is suicide by political correctness and multiculturalism. Let the Muslim countries take them in and the US can then help with financial support for those that are truly refugees. You know those widows and orphans, not men of military fighting age.
 June 12, 2015 at 2:26pm
Oh, this is rich. A brand new word has been coined now – “transracial.” And why not? Other people claim to “identify” as something else and it magically happens, so why not make race a fluid thing too? So funny, what a great way to start the weekend!
I have to also disagree with his open carry position, especially with the scenario he gave. The guy walks in with a slung rifle, that’s fine as long as he doesn’t put his hands on it. That’s a normal exercise of Second Amendment rights and not a problem. Now if a guy walks in wearing a ski mask with the rifle held at the low ready, then that is a problem, condition red, get ready to defend yourself and others. And what would be the difference if the guy was wearing a business suit and carrying a slung AK? Or if he’s still in Bermuda shorts and a “Don’t Tread on Me” t-shirt but he’s only carrying a slung Ruger 10-22, is that okay? It all depends on the totality of the situation, and the person’s actions and demeanor are important, not what he’s wearing.
My law enforcement volunteer group used to have work parties on the weekends, and we would go to the local Subway for lunch wearing our duty weapons on our hips. Just like Peaches57′s comment, no one ever looked twice at us, because that’s pretty normal here in Phoenix. It should be normal everywhere, IMHO.
Sorry Tarantulas, but I'll have to disagree. Whether a rifle or shotgun is carried muzzle-down, muzzle up or in a horizontal "Patrol Slung" position, there are still far more chances for an accidental discharge or, at the very least, some frightening moments.
For starters, it's almost impossible to carry a rifle or shotgun slung without having to handle it a bit. And every single time you put a hand on that weapon, people wonder what you're up to. You find yourself "shifting" it so you can sit down, or so you can stand up without it slipping from your shoulder. You find yourself just wanting to move it around because your shoulder gets tired of the weight. You find it bumping things, knocking things around and generally making those around you pretty damned uncomfortable.
I've seen both AK's and AR's "go off" when dropped. I've seen idiots - supposed professionals - accidentally hook their thumb on the trigger while unslinging both rifles and shotguns and blow holes in walls, ceilings and floors.
Yes, I've seen a couple of pistols fire accidentally when dropped, but that is much rarer than accidents with long arms. C'mon; I grew up around people who handled firearms damned near every day of their lives. I served with men who used them seriously on a regular basis and rarely went anywhere without them. I am ALWAYS armed - at home or out in public, but people normally have no reason to know it, because I don't usually bring attention to it.
 January 19, 2015 at 11:51am
A “heroine” stain which was actually heroin, and in another story, a “tire iron” which was actually a lug wrench. And the “Instant Checkmate” page which keeps showing up again and again. Seems like The Blaze needs some quality control.
This article and this issue is not about “religious extremists everywhere.” It is specifically about Islam and the murderous habits of its adherents. Every time the Islamists kill a bunch of innocents in the name of Allah, the apologists always come out from under their rocks, saying “Oh, but Christians do this too. All religions are evil.” No they don’t and no they aren’t. Only Islam does this.
i had a conversation today where the lady commented that islam is peaceful. i asked her if she remembers her stance on #bringbackourgirls (which she did and again said we need to do something to get those girls home to their families) and I pointed to boko haram as the culprit, an Islamic group. she said she did not know boko haram was islamic. she admitted to not watching the news but from reading Facebook posts about anti Muslim sediment. she admitted that she has no outside information except from her Muslim friends on Facebook!
keep in mind, this woman is in her late 50s, is very overweight, divorced twice and looking to date. her first response was from a 24 year old in egypt who wants to move to canada and get married. he also asked her if she was willing to convert???
he pursued her for 6 months trying to get her to get him a sponsored job, she even asked me to hire him. he dropped off the earth after she could not arrange what he wanted. it's not my place to tell her that she was being dumb!
December 16, 2014 at 5:29pm
It’s hard to watch actual conservatives jumping on the “militarized police” hating bandwagon. To me, this is obviously the same type of issue that the liberals had when they coined the term “assault weapon.” If I put a folding stock and a pistol grip on my Ruger Mini-14, it would be defined as an “assault weapon” under the 1994 law. And if a police officer puts on a ballistic helmet and vest and drives a mine-resistant vehicle down the street, the left-wingers start calling him “militarized.” He’s the same guy that he was when he was wearing his police uniform, but putting on the protective gear scares liberals, just like putting that pistol grip on my rifle scares liberals. It’s a cosmetic issue that means nothing in the real world. It just gives liberals an enemy to demonstrate against. It’s in the same vein as as Dow Chemical and GMOs, Dick Cheney and Halliburton, and the “endangered” Monarch Butterfly – fluff and nonsense.
When officers start carrying hand grenades, using mortars, and calling in air strikes on shoplifters, then we can call them “militarized.” But the people who criticize police officers for being well protected are really on the wrong track. When police officers abuse their power and hurt innocent people, then they can and should be brought to justice. But I have a mental picture of a whole bunch of lefties laughing at us for criticizing the police department’s wardrobe and their motor pool. Really, we have many more important issues to discuss than this