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WBZ 4 Boston By Beth Germano CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – It’s a question the manager of the Middle East nightclub in Cambridge immediately thought of as he learned of the deadly shooting at a California bar, “Could it happen here?”Keeping patrons secure at the long-time establishment that can hold hundreds of people for concerts any given night is often reviewed and means several things. “We have panic bars on doors that push out, we’re up to code with emergency exits, so we hope we’re prepared for any kind of emergency,” said manager Ned Wellbery pointing to six different exits in one room alone. At the door he says there are security guards and patrons can undergo pat-downs but what happened in California is a club’s worst nightmare. “We have a strict no weapons policy so the club can’t arm security guards,” he said. “We have detail cops but that’s as far...
The Wall Street Journal Officer rushed into Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks after call came in about shooting By Scott Calvert and Jon KampSgt. Ron Helus was on the phone with his wife late Wednesday night when a call came in about a shooting at a country-western bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif.“Hey, I gotta go handle a call. I love you. I’ll talk to you later,” he said before hanging up, according to Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean.Sgt. Helus, 54 years old, was fatally shot after rushing into Borderline Bar & Grill, the sheriff said. “He went in there to save people and made the ultimate sacrifice,” Sheriff Dean said at a news briefing Thursday.A 29-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, Sgt. Helus was within a couple of years of retirement, Sheriff Dean said. He was the father of a grown son, a fly-fishing enthusiast and had his...
By Judicial Watch The overwhelming majority of illegal drugs in the United States already come from Mexico and Mexican traffickers are the greatest criminal threat to the nation, but things are about to get worse when Mexico’s new leftwing president takes over.His name is Andrés Manuel López Obrador (known popularly as AMLO), he opposes hardline anti-drug policies and believes in amnesty for drug war criminals. A State Department document obtained by Judicial Watch warns that Obrador, who takes over on December 1, will seek to decriminalize marijuana and poppy cultivation early in his term. He will also end Mexican military intervention in the drug war and pardon some drug offenders, according to the document which was issued recently by the agency’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security and is titled “Mexico’s Drug War & AMLO” and subtitled “Crime; Drug Trafficking; Narco-Terrorism.”Narco-violence and cartel-associated crime is already one of most dangerous threats against...

NYC subway terror bombing suspect found guilty

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ABC News by AARON KATERSKY A Bangladeshi immigrant charged with detonating a homemade pipe bomb in a passageway between subway stations in New York City was found guilty on all charges Tuesday.Akayed Ullah, 28, was accused of detonating and attempting to detonate a bomb in a subway station near the Port Authority Bus Terminal on December 11, 2017.He was indicted in January for providing and attempting to prove material support to ISIS, using a weapon of mass destruction, bombing a public transportation system and conducting a terrorist attack, among other federal charges.During the trial, jurors were shown surveillance video of Ullah leaving his home, getting onto the subway and finally getting burned when his bomb went off. Ullah was seen splayed on the ground as police officers approached with guns drawn.After the verdict was announced in Manhattan federal court, Ullah said he was upset with President Trump but the defense...

Louis Farrakhan Leads 'Death to America' Chant in Iran

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The Clarion Project Notorious anti-Semite and leader of the Nation of Islam Louis Farrakhan led Iranians in the chant “Death to America” while on a solidarity visit to the Islamic Republic, reported The Algemeiner.The visit came ahead of the re-imposition of crushing U.S. sanctions against Iran scheduled to go into effect today, November 5.The event featuring Farrakhan was held on Sunday, November 4, the 39th anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979.Farrakhan also led the crowd in the chant “Death to Israel.” He recently referred to Jews as the “synagogue of Satan” and “termites.”Crushing new U.S. sanctions will hit Iran’s oil, energy and shipping sectors, as well as the country’s financial markets.Farrakhan has been feted in the U.S. by prominent women “activists” including sharia-apologist Linda Sarsour and her co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington, Tamika Mallory, who praised Farrakhan as GOAT (Greatest of All...