Friday, January 18, 2013

ARMY Sgt Aaron X. Wittman


BLUE to GOLD ~ With Great Sadness ~ ARMY Sgt Aaron X. Wittman, 28, of Chester, VA, died Jan 10, in Khogyani District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.



A decorated 28-year-old Army sergeant from Chester died in Afghanistan on Thursday when his unit was attacked, an Army spokesman said.

Sgt. Aaron X. Wittman was patrolling by vehicle when he was shot and killed by small-arms fire, said Kevin M. Larson of the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield in Georgia.


Wittman, a graduate of The Citadel, was in his second deployment in Afghanistan and had previously been awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star medals, Larson said Friday.

Wittman died in the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team and 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart.

His brother, Nick Wittman, 31, of Quantico, said Aaron Wittman “was a guy who got along with everybody.”

“He just lived every minute of his life. He loved fishing. He loved crabbing,” Nick Wittman said, adding that the sergeant was very outgoing and had many friends.

His brother said Aaron Wittman was passionate about his military service and adamant that the soldiers he oversaw received top-notch training and preparation.

“I’m proud of him, and I’m proud of his service,” Nick Wittman said.

ARMY Pfc. Markie T. Sims


BLUE to GOLD ~ With Great Sadness ~ ARMY Pfc. Markie T. Sims, 20, of Citra, Fla., died Dec. 29 in Panjwal, Afghanistan..


When Wanda Thompson saw the two U.S. Army soldiers pull into her driveway and get out of their car Saturday afternoon, she knew right away they were there to deliver bad news.

“They didn't have to tell me,” said Thompson, 48. “I watch television. It's the only time the Army comes to your house.”

Her son, Pfc Markie T. Sims of Citra, was killed in Panjwal, Afghanistan, from trauma to the head when an improvised bomb exploded next to his vehicle.

“I didn't cry right away,” Thompson told the Star-Banner by telephone from Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, where she flew to identify her son's body.

The crying came later. First, she had to call her mother -- Sims' grandmother -- Ella Mae Thompson, who helped raise Sims.

Ella Mae Thompson said when she got the news Saturday she was sitting in her overstuffed recliner facing the television, on top of which was perched a picture of the 20-year-old Sims in his uniform. Half a dozen pictures of Jesus line the opposite wall.

Her phone rang. It was Wanda.

“Mama. The Army people are here. Something's happened to Scooter,” Wanda told her.

“I knew something wasn't good. When I got there, there were two of them soldiers in the house,” Ella Mae recalled. “(Wanda) was crying.”

Sims had attended North Marion High School and graduated from Marion Technical Institute in 2011. He told his family soon after that he was joining the military.

“I didn't want him to go,” recalled Wanda Thompson, “because of the stuff that happens there. That's my baby. He was a boy. I didn't want him to go.”

Sims was assigned to the U.S. Army's 38th Engineering Company, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.

In October, Sims married his wife, Shakeli. She is pregnant.

Randolph Thompson, Markie Sims' grandfather, remembers hearing the news of his grandson's death.
“It was sad hearing it. He was a real nice, responsible boy. Me and my wife had raised him all his life. He was never any trouble,” Randolph said.

“He made his decision about joining the Army. That's what he wanted to do,” Thompson said, sitting in his living room, his eyes beginning to tear.

“I don't know why they're fighting over there,” he said, looking at his wife, as if waiting for an answer.
Craig Damon was Sims' head football coach at North Marion High School.

Damon has coached hundreds of players, but he easily remembered Sims.

“A very hardworking young man who always had a smile on his face,” Damon said during a telephone interview with the Star-Banner. “Regardless of how things were going, you could always count on him to have a smile on his face to motivate me even when I didn't want to be motivated sometimes.

“Everybody was just shocked (learning of the death). You hear about it, you see about it on TV, but you never think it's going to be anybody you know, somebody personal,” Damon said. “It just goes to show you that life is very fragile and you need to make sure you take advantage of the opportunities you have with your loved ones and don't take anything for granted.”

Sims' brother, Demarrio, also played football at North Marion.

Demarrio was in the front yard with his mother when the two soldiers arrived.

“My mother and I were having a conversation about (Markie's work in Afghanistan) when the car pulled up,” Demarrio Sims said.

“We were very, very close,” Demarrio said of his brother.

Demarrio was slated to start his basic training for the Army Jan. 6, his brother's birthday.

His training date has been pushed back following his brother's death.

He knows there's a good chance he also will be sent to Afghanistan to fight.

“But that's one of the reason I'm joining, because of him,” Demarrio said. “That's what's going to motivate me to get through basic training.”

Markie Sims' friend, Terry Smith, was planning to join the Army with Sims.

“But I didn't want to go into the infantry, so I backed out at the last minute,” Smith said.

Instead, Smith is working to complete his associate's degree in health science.

“Our plan was for me to join with an associate's degree. And he said, “'OK, I'll be waiting for you,'” Smith recalled.

“It was our future. I don't know now. I'm just lost,” Smith said.

Damon said Sims' sacrifice will not be forgotten.

“The kids in our school now know that this guy sacrificed his life for all of us, for our freedom and all the things we take for granted,” he said. "To me, that's the ultimate sacrifice, to have your life taken while you're serving your country.”

Sims is also survived by his father, Henry; brothers, Henry Jr. of Reddick, Defonzio of California and Henry Lee Daniels of Ocala; and sister Lashay Daniels of Gainesville.

ARMY Sgt. Enrique Mondragon


BLUE to GOLD ~ With Great Sadness ~ ARMY Sgt. Enrique Mondragon, 23, of The Colony, Texas, died Dec. 24, in Baraki Barak, Afghanistan.
 
Army Sgt. Enrique Mondragon, 23, of Little Elm was hardworking and a big dreamer.

“Anything we said we might do he would make it happen,” said his wife, Katie Mondragon of Little Elm. “We were 17 and he would always say we would have a house by the age of 25. He made it happen at the age of 23.”

Mondragon was killed Christmas Eve in Baraki Barak, Afghanistan, when his unit was attacked by small arms fire while on patrol.


Mondragon was born and raised in Dallas, where he attended Hillcrest High School. In 2007, he graduated from The Colony High School, which he attended his junior and senior years.

He met Katie Argueta, a Little Elm High School graduate, while they were both working at J.C. Penney.
Mondragon worked at several jobs after J.C. Penney and attended a trade school, where he studied computer-aided design.

“He tried, but he just couldn’t afford it — that was the main reason he joined the Army,” his wife said.
He went to basic training in March 2009. The couple married in October 2009.

Mondragon — Rick to his civilian friends and Dragon to his Army buddies — loved serving in the military, his wife said. He hoped to find related work — possibly with Immigration and Customs Enforcement — after completing his Army service.

“He was a big dreamer and a very motivated person,” Katie Mondragon said. “He loved his family a lot. He just wanted the best for my daughter and me — that’s why he did what he did.”

Mondragon was a military police officer assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 173rd Special Troops Battalion, 173rd Airborne Combat Team based in Bamberg, Germany.

In addition to his wife, Mondragon is survived by his 2-year-old daughter, Beverly; his parents, Sergio and Barbara Martin-del Campo of Carrollton; his sister, Diphna Charo of Carrollton; and two brothers, Sergio Martin-del Campo Jr. and Alexis Martin-del Campo, both of Carrollton.

ARMY Sgt. 1st Class Kevin E. Lipari


BLUE to GOLD ~ With Great Sadness ~ ARMY Sgt. 1st Class Kevin E. Lipari, 39, of Baldwin, N.Y., died Dec 14 in Logar province, Afghanistan.

An Army sergeant from Long Island whom relatives remember as a talented, outgoing patriot died on duty in Afghanistan, officials said Monday.

Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Lipari of Baldwin was serving in Logar Province as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

The cause of death is  under investigation.

“People liked being around Kevin, he was so personable,” Lipari’s aunt, Marie Lovenheim,  said of the soldier who studied communications at SUNY-Oswego.

Lovenheim said her 39-year-old nephew was a charismatic showman and natural entertainer. She said Lipari’s dad, Chuck, was a regular on cruise ships, and Kevin occasionally tagged along.

“The two of them would get on stage and sing and have a great time,” she said. “They loved to spread cheer.”

Lipari, who attended Oceanside High School, excelled at baseball and hockey. His success carried over into the Army, where he was quickly promoted to paratrooper. A parachuting accident left him with broken vertebrae. He eventually became a satellite communications specialist.


“He liked the camaraderie,” said Lovenheim, 57. “He saw it as an opportunity to learn more skills.”

Lipari was found dead on Dec. 14.

The married soldier was assigned to HHC 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team out of Bamberg, Germany.

Lovenheim said that upon Lipari's return from his current tour in Afghanistan he was looking forward to moving onto his next duty station where he planned to start a family with his wife.

ARMY Staff Sgt. Nelson D. Trent


BLUE to GOLD ~ With Great Sadness ~ ARMY Staff Sgt. Nelson D. Trent, 37, of Austin, Texas, died Dec. 13 in Kandahar, Afghanistan.


A native of the East Texas town of Whitehouse, Trent, 37, died in Kandahar after an improvised explosive device ignited, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Defense. The release said that Trent was assigned to the 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 36th Infantry Division out of Fort Worth.

Trent had been affiliated with the Texas Army National Guard, according to Trent’s Facebook page, where he listed himself as the communications noncommissioned officer in charge for Joint Task Force 71, an emergency response unit made up of several guard units. It was unclear Saturday when and how Trent moved to the 36th Infantry, and was deployed to Afghanistan.

As news spread of Trent’s death, his friends on Facebook remembered him as upbeat and a patriot. “I can’t ever remember a time being around Nelson and not laughing,” friend David Bell wrote. “He was funny, loved people and loved his country.”
A native of the East Texas town of Whitehouse, Trent, 37, died in Kandahar after an improvised explosive device ignited, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Defense. The release said that Trent was assigned to the 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 36th Infantry Division out of Fort Worth. Trent had been affiliated with the Texas Army National Guard, according to Trent’s Facebook page, where he listed himself as the communications noncommissioned officer in charge for Joint Task Force 71, an emergency response unit made up of several guard units. It was unclear Saturday when and how Trent moved to the 36th Infantry, and was deployed to Afghanistan. As news spread Saturday of Trent’s death, his friends on Facebook remembered him as upbeat and a patriot. “I can’t ever remember a time being around Nelson and not laughing,” friend David Bell wrote. “He was funny, loved people and loved his country.”

Read more: http://sgt-jim.blogspot.com/2012/12/rip-staff-sgt-nelson-d-trent.html
A native of the East Texas town of Whitehouse, Trent, 37, died in Kandahar after an improvised explosive device ignited, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Defense. The release said that Trent was assigned to the 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 36th Infantry Division out of Fort Worth. Trent had been affiliated with the Texas Army National Guard, according to Trent’s Facebook page, where he listed himself as the communications noncommissioned officer in charge for Joint Task Force 71, an emergency response unit made up of several guard units. It was unclear Saturday when and how Trent moved to the 36th Infantry, and was deployed to Afghanistan. As news spread Saturday of Trent’s death, his friends on Facebook remembered him as upbeat and a patriot. “I can’t ever remember a time being around Nelson and not laughing,” friend David Bell wrote. “He was funny, loved people and loved his country.”

Read more: http://sgt-jim.blogspot.com/2012/12/rip-staff-sgt-nelson-d-trent.html



 
 native of the East Texas town of Whitehouse, Trent, 37, died in Kandahar after an improvised explosive device ignited, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Defense. The release said that Trent was assigned to the 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 36th Infantry Division out of Fort Worth. Trent had been affiliated with the Texas Army National Guard, according to Trent’s Facebook page, where he listed himself as the communications noncommissioned officer in charge for Joint Task Force 71, an emergency response unit made up of several guard units. It was unclear Saturday when and how Trent moved to the 36th Infantry, and was deployed to Afghanistan. As news spread Saturday of Trent’s death, his friends on Facebook remembered him as upbeat and a patriot. “I can’t ever remember a time being around Nelson and not laughing,” friend David Bell wrote. “He was funny, loved people and loved his country.”

Read more: http://sgt-jim.blogspot.com/2012/12/rip-staff-sgt-nelson-d-trent.html
A native of the East Texas town of Whitehouse, Trent, 37, died in Kandahar after an improvised explosive device ignited, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Defense. The release said that Trent was assigned to the 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 36th Infantry Division out of Fort Worth. Trent had been affiliated with the Texas Army National Guard, according to Trent’s Facebook page, where he listed himself as the communications noncommissioned officer in charge for Joint Task Force 71, an emergency response unit made up of several guard units. It was unclear Saturday when and how Trent moved to the 36th Infantry, and was deployed to Afghanistan. As news spread Saturday of Trent’s death, his friends on Facebook remembered him as upbeat and a patriot. “I can’t ever remember a time being around Nelson and not laughing,” friend David Bell wrote. “He was funny, loved people and loved his country.”

Read more: http://sgt-jim.blogspot.com/2012/12/rip-staff-sgt-nelson-d-trent.html
A native of the East Texas town of Whitehouse, Trent, 37, died in Kandahar after an improvised explosive device ignited, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Defense. The release said that Trent was assigned to the 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 36th Infantry Division out of Fort Worth. Trent had been affiliated with the Texas Army National Guard, according to Trent’s Facebook page, where he listed himself as the communications noncommissioned officer in charge for Joint Task Force 71, an emergency response unit made up of several guard units. It was unclear Saturday when and how Trent moved to the 36th Infantry, and was deployed to Afghanistan. As news spread Saturday of Trent’s death, his friends on Facebook remembered him as upbeat and a patriot. “I can’t ever remember a time being around Nelson and not laughing,” friend David Bell wrote. “He was funny, loved people and loved his country.”

Read more: http://sgt-jim.blogspot.com/2012/12/rip-staff-sgt-nelson-d-trent.html

Boulder Officers Arrested for Killing Elk

Two Boulder, Colorado officers were arrested, on Friday.

They are charged attempting to influence a public servant, two counts of tampering with physical evidence, forgery, conspiracy, official misconduct, unlawful taking of an elk, taking an elk out of season, and using a motor vehicle and an electronic device to communicate in violation of state gaming laws.

The first three charges are felonies, while the rest are misdemeanors.

On January 1, Officers Sam Carter and Brent Curnow killed the locally known elk.

After killing it, they took pictures with the dead elk, and then carried it off in a pickup.

Originally they claimed that it had been injured, so they killed it as the humane thing to do.

However, during the investigation, it came out that they had planned the killing, with plans to take the meat and make a trophy of the head.

MARINE Sgt. Michael J. Guillory


BLUE to GOLD ~ With Great Sadness ~ MARINE Sgt. Michael J. Guillory, 28, of Pearl River, LAdied Dec. 14 in Helmand province, Afghanistan.


Sgt. Michael J. Guillory, 28, was conducting resupply operations as part of a Village Stability Operation around 1:45 on Dec. 14 when he was involved in a vehicle accident. At the time, Guillory was overseas involved with Operation Enduring Freedom in the Middle East. According to Marine Corp officials, Guillory was rushed to a nearby medical facility, but could not be resuscitated.

The incident is currently under investigation, officials have said.

Guillory was a 9-year veteran of the Marin Corps. He joined MARSOC—Marine Corps Special Operations Command—in May 2009 and had initially joined the Marines in March 2003 as a combat engineer.

He reported to 3rd Transport Battalion in Okinawa, Japan, during his first tour and would later serve with the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion when he was deployed to Ar Ramadi, Iraq, in 2005. In Iraq Guillory was promoted to corporal. He reenlisted with the Marine Corps as a sergeant and later moved into the infantry field after graduating from the basic reconnaissance course in 2007.

Guillory later served with the 1st Recon Battalion as a recon scout and was deployed with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit in 2008.

After being screened and selected to attend the individual training course Guillory graduated in July 2009 while being given the title Critical Skills Operator.

“After receiving orders to 1st MSOB, he served as team member and later assistant element leader. He deployed with MARSOC previously in 2011,” officials said.

Guillory was deployed to support both Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom

Buckley Air Force Base Deals With Bomb Threat

Buckley Air Force Base, in Aurora, Colorado, dealt with a bomb threat, Friday afternoon.

An anonymous threat said that a bomb had been placed near the 6th Avenue gate.

Trained personnel searched the area, as well as all the cars in line, but nothing was found.

During the search the gate was closed, by the Air Force.

Aurora Police also shut down 6th Avenue from Telluride Street to Picadilly Road, while the search was underway.

Authorities will continue investigating the incident, and attempt to find who made the threat.

Missing From Ohio: Glory Hagerty, 18

Eighteen year old Glory Hagerty is missing form Cincinnati, Ohio.

She was last seen on the night of January 12, on the University of Cincinnati campus.

Glory is described as five foot, one hundred and forty-five pounds, with brown hair, hazel eyes, and has "Aries" tattooed on the back of her neck.

Anyone with information should call Detective Joe Haugh, of the University of Cincinnati Police, at 513-556-1111. 

Hagerty checked in with police, Friday evening, after finding out they were looking for her.

Myanmar Announces Cease Fire With Kachin Rebels

Kachin rebels
On Friday, Myanmar's government announced a cease fire with the Kachin rebels.

It is to take effect at 06:00 (Myanmar Standard Time) Saturday.

According to the government, the cease fire came parliament unanimously passed a resolution.

However, on Thursday, China had all but ordered Myanmar to stop the fighting.

The fighting began in June of 2011 and has become quite heavy since December 2012.

Rebel forces have not decided whether or not they will honor the cease fire, as they did not agree to it.

They are distrustful of it, saying that the government will break it whenever they are ready.

Syrian Government Again Blames Rebels for Rocket Attack

For the second time in a week the Syrian government has accused rebel forces of using rockets against civilian targets.

On Friday, a building in Aleppo was struck by a rocket.

Both sides have blamed each other for the attack.

It's worth note that until this week the government had never tried to deny any rocket attacks were theirs.

It shows that either the rebels are actually using them, or the government is simply more desperate.

In Daraa, two suicide bombs went off near a mosque, as worshipers left, after prayers.

Al Qaeda linked militants are being blamed for the bombings.

Combined the bombs and rocket killed twelve people.

Over sixty-one thousand people have been killed during the twenty-two month long conflict.

US Army: Sergeant David J. Chambers

US Army Sergeant David J. Chambers, twenty-five, of Hampton, Virginia, died on Thursday, from wounds sustained.

He was the second US casualty of 2013.

While on patrol, his unit encountered an improvised explosive device, in Panjwai District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

It was his second deployment to Afghanistan.

Chambers was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, under control of the 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

His previous awards include: Purple Heart, Army Achievement Medal with third oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Leader with one campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Driver's Badge. 

Missing From Delaware: Nicholas S. Caggiano, 47

Forty-seven year old Nicholas S. Caggiano is missing from Ocean View, Delaware.

He was last seen Tuesday morning, when he left for work.

Nicholas is described as five foot ten, one hundred and eighty pounds, with greying brown hair, and blue eyes.

His vehicle is a grey 2013 Toyota Tacoma with Delaware license CL93261.

Anyone with information should call the Delaware State Police at 302-856-5850.

Caggiano returned home safely, on January 24

Missing From Florida: Tatiana Acquarolo, 15

Fifteen year old Tatiana Acquarolo is missing from St. Petersburg, Florida.

She was last seen on January 11.

Tatiana is described as five foot seven, one hundred and fifteen pounds, with dark blonde hair, and blue eyes.

Anyone with information should call the Saint Petersburg Police Department at 727-893-7780.

Missing California Teen Found Safe

A missing California teen has been reported to be found safe.

Seventeen year old Morgan Stanton had missing from Pleasanton, since the afternoon of the eleventh.

On Friday, Pleasanton Police announced that they had found her safe.

No further information was released.

Missing From Texas: Miranda Finken, 15, and Keaton Blau, 19

Blau, left, Finken, right
Fifteen year old Miranda Finken and nineteen year old Keaton Blau are missing from Cypress, Texas.

They were last seen on Tuesday.

It is believed that they are trying to, or already have, crossed into Mexico.

Miranda is described as five foot seven, one hundred and thirty-five pounds, with blonde hair, and blue eyes.

No description of Keaton, other than the picture, was released.

He drives a red 1997 Volkswagon GTI with blacked out rims and Texas license SWJ136.

Anyone with information should call the Harris County Sheriff's Office at 713-221-6000.

Missing From California: Maria Cardenas, 14

Fourteen year old Maria Cardenas is missing from Porterville, California.

She was last seen on Tuesday.

Maria is described as five foot, one hundred and five pounds, with brown hair, and brown eyes.

Anyone with information should call the Tulare County Sheriff's Office at 559-733-6218.

ICE Cold Corruption In Arizona

In late August, 2012, the investigation and questions concerning the ATF's debacle known as Operation Fast and Furious was still ongoing. Katie Pavlich's book had been on the shelves for months. Representative Darryl Issa was still jockeying to get at least in camera access to communiques involving Eric Holder, Barack Obama, and Janet Napolitano. Those communication records are still sealed under "executive privilege" that amounts to Obama pleading the Fifth Amendment on behalf of his corrupt lackey, Holder.

From what we know about Operation Fast and Furious, we can see it was doomed to fail in its publicized mission from the start. No means of tacking the weapons was used. No artistic tampering by armorers was conducted to insure the weapons would fail after some limited use. Both of these tactics are ones that have been employed, successfully, in the past in order to track illicit weapons to criminals and terrorists. This makes it more than obvious that the program was designed with other intentions in mind.

Those intentions led to the murder of Brian Terry, over three hundred innocent Mexican civilians, and wounding (if not killing) a number of US Border Patrol agents, Arizona State Police, and county deputy sheriffs in Arizona.

On August 31, 2012, Stella Peterson and her son, Anthony, were arrested for human trafficking. Stella admitted to knowing that her son, a thirty year old man, used her home to harbor illegal immigrants.

Human Trafficking in Naco, Douglas, Palominas, and other border towns is not uncommon among people prone to other criminal activities, such as identity theft. What makes this case one of note is that Stella Peterson is an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent. ICE is subordinate to the Department of Homeland Security just like the US Border Patrol.

This spawned a corruption investigation. It was rather high profile in local and state level news. However, it received barely a blip on Fox news and no mention on any other mainstream media news outlet. Obviously, somebody decided this story of corruption was to be buried just as Fast and Furious received little to no mainstream media attention.

The Naco-Douglas area corridor is known for the traffic of sex slaves. These young girls, some as young as ten years old, are drugged and brought across the border to be sold into prostitution. Many times, families are forced to trade their daughters in payment to a coyote to help another family member cross the dangerous "devil's highway" over the Coronado Mountains and through Arizona.

The predators and merchants of human misery don't stop at the border. That is just their entry point. From that point, they continue to Nevada, Colorado, Illinois, Nebraska, and Canada. They move drugs. They facilitate invading terrorists. They bring in unregistered, illegal guns for use by organized criminals in the US. They herd people as though they are cattle. Those people are marked for sex slavery or indentured work in sweatshops.

The trafficking is not singular in direction, either. US citizens are coerced, duped, or outright abducted and smuggled through Mexico to become sex slaved in other countries.

Then we have a woman who works for one of the key federal agencies responsible for combating these atrocities found, initially, to be complacent in these acts. Further corruption investigations indicated she may have been complicit in them. She may have directly supported her son and his fellow criminals in these activities.

The actions taken by ICE were to place her on paid administrative leave until the investigation was complete. That means she gets a paycheck without having to do a second's work. This occurred in mid September 2012.

That is where the available information ends. There is no closure. Furthermore, some individuals with access to further information have strongly implied further corruption. To date, no trial has taken place. Allegedly, Stella Peterson may have admitted to other acts, including facilitating sex slavery. Other allegations are that the Assistant US Attorney at the time, under Eric Holder, dropped all charges then transferred to another region. 

If Stella and Anthony Peterson were found not-guilty, why was it not publicized?
If they were tried and found guilty, why was it not publicized?
If they plead down charges with a guilty plea for lesser crimes, why was it not publicized?
If authorities dropped charges, why?
Did Stella get immunity for turning evidence against "bigger fish"?
Is she still on paid administrative leave? If so, why?

She should have been fired. She betrayed the public trust and should not be allowed to work in a position of public trust ever again.

Answers to these questions as well as requests for further information have, so far, received silence in response.


The full original article with additional commentary is posted at P-G Matuszak's Mental Aikido.

Missing California Fifteen Year Old Found

A fifteen year old male is missing from Carlsbad, California.

He was last seen on Saturday.

He is described as five foot eight, one hundred and ten pounds, with dark brown hair, and brown eyes.

His family believes he may have gone to Los Angeles.

Anyone with information should call the Carlsbad Police Department at 1-760-931-2197.

His family reported him safe on February 26.

On September 24, his family requested that his information be removed from the article.

Missing From Pennsylvania: Chelsea Ramsey-Jones,14

Fourteen your old Chelsea Ramsey-Jones is missing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

She was last seen on Monday afternoon, when she left school.

Concerns are very high, as she is autistic and cognitively impaired.

Chelsea is described as five foot six, with dark brown hair, and brown eyes.

When last seen she was wearing a brown jacket with a fur collar, a red shirt, black skirt, and black tights.

Anyone with information should call Southwest Detectives at 215-686-3183.

She was reported safe, on February 2.

From The Mouth of Matuszak: 23 Gun Grabbing Executive Orders

Surrounded by children being used as brainwashed political pawns in a disgusting display, Obama took the stage to issue his twenty-three latest imperial decrees. Moments before, those poor, misguided, abused, and programmed children were chanting "Barack Hussein Obama" in a scene reminiscent of Hitler's use of kids chanting his name and "Sieg Heil" just before he announced he would disarm and imprison all Jews. 

"Weapons designed for use in a war have no place in a movie theater. Ronald Reagan supported a ban on the manufacture of military style assault weapons" (paraphrasing) Barack Hussein Obama Jr.

Reagan made his remarks in regards to opposing lifting the ban on the production and sale of machine guns and anti-tank rocket launchers to private citizens.

"Municipalities have had to cut budgets. There aren't enough police. We need to put more police on the streets." (paraphrasing) Barack Hussein Obama Jr.

Due to your messed up fiscal and economic policies, municipalities are going bankrupt. Unions with their ridiculous pension plans that do not require those public servants to invest, partially, in their own retirement funds are among the largest contributing factors. The people are taxed enough already. You cannot get blood from a stone.

Which do you want, Barry, police who work without pay or prosperous municipalities? Right now, you cannot afford both. Police "without pay" are average, armed citizens watching their own property as well as their neighbor's. That requires you not infringing on the Second Amendment.

"If America worked harder to keep guns out of hands of criminals, who use them for harm." (Paraphrasing) Barack Hussein Obama Jr.

Criminals are just like you, Barry. Just as you don't care about the US Constitution, they do not care about the law.

"This will be difficult. Pundits will warn of a tyrannic assault on liberty. Not just because its true, but because they want to block common sense reform. The only way we'll change is if we get them to change their rhetoric to say 'this time we need to do things to protect our kids'. It will only happen if people rise up and demand it, especially in districts that support [the Second Amendment]. We need to examine out hearts [not our heads,where reason, logic, and common sense reside]. The American people, parents, teachers, hunters, and Americans stand up and say 'Enough!', then change will come. That is what it will take to revoke and repeal the Second Amendment" (Paraphrasing) Barack Hussein Obama Jr.

His self-contradicting rhetoric violates every law of logic imaginable while invoking a strong desire to regurgitate. 

The price-tag for Obama's twenty-three imperial decrees is, at least, a half billion dollars. For those who need to see the zeros, that's $500,000,000.00+ dollars. Add that to the deficit spending he already demands along with his demands that congress increase his credit limit.

Mr. Obama, I have a question for you. Your salary is only $400,000.00 a year. You are $499,600,000.00 short. We have no federal budget. Our country is broke. These are your hair brained ideas. You should cover the expenses out of your own pocket. How are you going to pay for this? (Wait, this proposes that Obama set an example and give up his salary just like he expects other individual citizens who make over $250k a year to do.)

The twenty-three executive orders issued mostly expand the information available in background check databases, to include violations of HIPAA laws. That's right, the provided information will include medical records and health histories. While a condition that causes severe diminished mental capacity should limit weapon ownership, it should require a judge to issue a order that removes those rights from the afflicted individuals.

A healthcare professional should not be the judge and law enforcement official who decides who should or should not be allowed to keep their gods-given and constitutionally protected rights.

Let's role play this one out:
"How severe is the pain in your knee, sir? One is a mild annoyance, ten is you are willing to shoot yourself to stop it."

"In that case, it's a seven."

"Is this a prior injury from, say, your time in Iraq?"

"Yes, it's a prior injury that is acting up."

"So, you were in Iraq?"

"Yes."

"Do you own a gun?"

"That's none of your business."

"Client is an injured war vet with a combative and non-compliant attitude who should have his guns illegally seized by the tyrants' goons."

"Doctor is a liberal douche canoe who I am now firing as I call my lawyer to file suit against the violations of HIPAA law, the 4th Amendment, the Privacy Act of 1974, and malpractice."


Obama's rhetoric is a call for the people to rise up and force their Senators, Congressmen, and Governors to support the repeal of the Second Amendment, or a change to it. However, it is just rhetoric. He acknowledged that legislation must originate in Congress. Then he points his fingers at those Senators and Representatives who support the Second Amendment, its true purpose and meaning, and its long-standing historic tradition. He honestly believes that enough people will rise up and say "Enough! Please take away all the guns, including mine!"

Barry then demands universal background checks. The irony here is that most lawfully purchased weapons are done by people who have favorable background checks. Even those who purchase a weapon through a private, person to person transaction (not one from a gun dealer) involve two personnel who already own guns that required those initial background checks. These checks do nothing to hinder black market sales. They do nothing in regards to weapons that are stolen to be used in later crimes.

Having passed even more in depth background checks, they don't bother me. They are a just a time wasting annoyance. They are not a deterrent or a hindrance.

It isn't going to happen.

The irony here is that there is a larger call to allow school workers to have concealed carry permits and special situational training so they can better respond to sick monsters like Adam Lanza. Thousands of teachers have requested such training.

More districts and municipalities are requesting armed guards at schools.

Those "gun free zone" signs on so many school doors and fences are just invitations for predators. They know that nobody is armed and able to protect the kids.

So, here's the new deal. The next time we have a school shooting, start placing blame where blame should be blamed.

Blame the shooter. That's the monster who wants to prey upon children.

Blame the idiots who created the cornucopia for the predators, the idiots who created  the "gun free zones".

Blame the teachers and administrators who were not armed. They intentionally failed to provide for the safety and security of the children. They were willing enablers who assisted the shooters.

Remember, folks, all it takes for evil to exist is for otherwise good people to sit back and do nothing. If we do not have individuals in the schools responsible enough to arm and train themselves to be able to provide reasonable protections and proactive, life saving responses to an armed predator; then those who failed to do so should be held accountable for their breach of trust.

The socialists who run our schools believe they own our kids from the second they arrive at school until they arrive home. They feel they can tag them with RFID chips like our kids like they are pets or cattle. Well, they are not yours. They are ours. We entrust you with their lives while in your schools. Do the responsible thing and protect them like they are your own.

You want to do something for the kids? So do I. I demand that you protect them instead of disarming those who would do just that.

Article appears courtesy of P-G Matuszak's Mental Aikido. Reprinted with permission. All Rights Reserved.