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Christine O’Dainundah

She’s twenty-seven years old, full of enthusiasm, and standing for hate crimes against halal. She’s Delaware’s Brisbane’s pert and perky bigot, Stephanie Banister.

”I don’t oppose Islam as a country, umm, but I do feel that their laws should not be welcome here in Australia,” Ms Banister said in the one-on-one interview in her Queensland backyard.

The mother-of-two’s attack on Islam began with a claim that 2 per cent of Australians ”follow haram”.

Which is tantamount to saying that Christians “follow sin.” Or that Buddhists “follow darkness.” Her pamphlet on the Musselmen had lots of filthy words, but it didn’t have a glossary.

She also advocates a ban on halal food but said similar dietary guidelines for followers of Judaism, known as kosher, were permissible because ”Jews follow Jesus Christ”.

”Jews aren’t under haram, they have their own religion which follows Jesus Christ,” she said. ”They don’t have a tax on [kosher], they’ve just got a certain way of making it where haram has a tax on the food.”

In fact, kosher food has a small fee too. And Judaism rejects Jesus Christ.

But not in any bad way, like blowing up Pope Frances. Which would be haram.


J.T. Ready, liberal activist, meet Jim Hoft, gentleman Rhodes Scholar

I love this game. Violent neo-Nazi gun-nut who hates everyone kills four, commits suicide. Who do you think he was really? Gosh, who can tell?

“The truth is that negroids screw monkeys and rape babies in afreaka. Then stupid white man who licks kosher jew rear lets negroids in. … Stop Negroid immigration and integration now!!! Nature will take care of the rest.”

It’s the forward to “It Takes a Village.” I have a theory, myself. I’d say Ready wasn’t a peacenik. He wasn’t a multi-culturalist. He wasn’t preaching togetherness and understanding. He was a raging neanderthal, or “Republican.” J.T. was your “white folks made this country great so I prowl the border with my semi-automatic looking for Mexicans” type. Know any liberals like that?

He was your values voter turned up to 11. Among the border vigilantes in the world, like the Minutemen, the defenders of white people in the world, like Pat Buchanan, the Negroid haters in the world, like John Derbyshire, and the anti-Semites in the world, like David Duke, Ready was simply more well-rounded and passionate than his brethren.

Not that he didn’t impress plenty of them. They loved the guy when he was running for Mesa City Council in 2006:

His anti-property-tax campaign platform and failure to fizzle out as the reports of his past surfaced has his opponents on guard and girding for a possible runoff election in May. . .

After a late start, he began picking up endorsements from several notable East Valley Republicans, such as state Rep. Russell Pearce and state Sen. Karen Johnson, among others.

His racism was fine by Mesa. It was after they learned he’d been kicked out of the Marines that they abandoned him. That’d be fine by us, the moonbats, except that he’s absolutely satanic. He continued to roll with his right-wing pals [courtesy the SPLC, Spring 2008]:

The past president of the Mesa Community College Republican Club and current Maricopa County Republican precinct committeeman, Ready is deeply involved in mainstream conservative politics. He’s also an outright neo-Nazi. Ready spoke at a rally put on by the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement in Omaha, Neb., last September (where he was billed as an “Arizona Republican activist”)…

You figure that’s a Republican with a future. Except he became too notorious for Arizona politics. He was a black eye for the rabid white people. The name of the game there is keeping your public racism on low-boil, so they abandoned him. Still he continued: forming a border militia group. Sending out his neo-Nazi gang to patrol “Occupy Phoenix”:

“Sporting assault rifles, they posed flanked by dozens of cops. Recognizing key NSM [National Socialist Movement] organizers in their midst, several people confronted them and set about informing the generally ignorant crowd that before them stood actual fascists, armed to the teeth.”

Several of the heavily-armed “Border Guards,” were at the camp late Saturday night at Hance Park, and were no comfort to Native Americans and others in the movement.

The online Downtown Devil reported at 10 pm, “At least three members of the Arizona Border Guard are still present with sidearms and one has donned a gas mask and a ballistic helmet.”

Even running for Pinal County Sheriff as a Democrat:

Neo-Nazi J.T. Ready Runs for Pinal County Sheriff as a Democrat
Phoenix New Times

. . “As part of our exploratory committee for Sheriff of Pinal County, Arizona- the Chairman and I visit a Black neighborhood to better understand the concerns of the people and how to utilize their help in combating Mexican drug cartels. Seems how we have an official Malcolm X street sign, one of my priorities will be to add a George Lincoln Rockwell sign as well.”

Rockwell, in case you don’t know, was the infamous fuhrer of the American Nazi Party, assassinated in 1967 by a disgruntled stormtrooper.

You can see what J.T. was up to. He’d gone so far around the bend, his act was beginning to poke out the other side. Look at the political rebel appropriating Black Power symbology to further an anti-n*gger agenda. In a peyote sort of way, it makes sense. More to some than others:

Horror!… Neo-Nazi #Occupy Phoenix Protester Goes On Shooting Rampage – 5 Dead
Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, May 3, 2012, 11:38 AM

Back in October we reported that Neo-Nazi Jason Todd Ready was patrolling the #Occupy Phoenix camp with AR-15′s. . .

Of course, since this was not a Tea Party rally the story was never picked up by the liberal media.

Someone should have reported white supremacists crapping on Occupy Phoenix, absolutely. Yes? No, Hoft claims that Ready was, in fact, a movement leader. Which is so far past hot damn it requires a word for planetary-core temperature stupid. “Magma chamber derp,” or “Hoftian,” perhaps.

As Jim Treacher says, “The Occupy Camp is a great incubator for domestic terrorism.” That’s an understatement! . .

It looks like poor unhinged Charles Johnson jumped the gun on this one. JT wasn’t a rightwinger after all, huh Chuck? Hopefully Mr. Johnson will be honest enough to post an update with corrections.

Contrast reality this way, and you’re the J.T. of blogging.


Russell Pearce’s neo-Nazi pal kills four people then shoots himself

Neo-Nazi J.T. Ready shot and killed four people yesterday at the Gilbert, Arizona, home where he lived.

A border militia leader on Wednesday shot and killed four people at a Gilbert home, including a toddler, before committing suicide, sources said.

Sources identified the shooter as Jason “J.T.” Ready, a reputed neo-Nazi who made headlines when he launched a militia movement to patrol the Arizona desert to hunt for illegal immigrants and drug smugglers.

Ready was a white supremacist and familiar presence to Arizonans who followed local politics. He was a political ally to former Arizona Senate President and Tea Party celebrity Russell Pearce, the architect of the state’s controversial anti-immigrant S.B. 1070 law.

J.T. Ready and Russell Pearce

Pearce endorsed Ready for Mesa City Council in 2006 and appeared with him at several rallies. In 2004 Pearce was photographed attending J.T Ready’s baptism into the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Church documents reveal that Pearce ordained J.T. Ready into the LDS priesthood. Pearce has since claimed he was unaware of Ready’s neo-Nazi affiliations at the time he made the endorsement.

Ready lived at the residence where the shooting took place. He was living with his girlfriend, Lisa Mederos, one of the victims.

Authorities have not identified the other victims, but reached by phone Wednesday afternoon, Hugo Mederos said the victims were his ex-wife, Lisa; their daughter, Amber; Amber’s boyfriend, whose name The Republic is withholding until his next of kin could be notified, and Amber’s 18-month-old baby, Lilly.

Mederos, who lives in Tampa, said Ready lived at the home with his girlfriend, Lisa.

Ready was a former Marine who headed the U.S. Border Guard, a militia-style group that routinely performed armed patrols in the southern Arizona desert. Early this year, Ready had formed an exploratory committee for a run as Pinal County sheriff.

In a statement of organization filed Jan. 11, Amber Mederos was listed as treasurer of the Committee to Elect J.T. Ready. Her name was nowhere to be found in amended paperwork filed March 12.

Ready recently formed the “U.S. Border Guard,” an anti-immigrant militia. The group sometimes roamed the desert at night looking for suspected illegal immigrants attempting to enter the state.

J.T. Ready, left

In an earlier photo, Ready was seen supporting the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement at a Nebraska rally.

J.T. Ready, second from right

He was 39 years old.


The despicable Nazi-loving architect of S.B. 1070, ‘Tea Party President’ Russell Pearce, defeated in Arizona recall

Just when you think Arizona is beyond redemption. Jerry Lewis wins, 53.4% to 45.3%:

In a stunning blow to the Tea Party movement, a huge turnout in Mesa’s conservative LD 18 overwhelmingly voted out Arizona’s hardline State Senate President Russell Pearce in a historic recall election today.

As the self-proclaimed “Tea Party President,” Pearce’s national role as the figurehead for punitive immigration measures also turned the recall election into a referendum on the state’s notorious SB 1070 “papers, please” immigration law, which Pearce had made the hallmark of his legislative career.

. . the proud pinnacle of his career. It was a Nazi loving, Whites only, citizen-of-Arizona-not-America, I-drink-Jan-Brewer’s-milkshake-I-drink-it-up career [take in Russell’s shenanigans here, here]. And tonight it’s over.

This is gigantic news.

Considered the de facto governor of Arizona, the seemingly invincible and right-wing extremist Pearce became the first state Senate president in American history to be thrown out of office in a recall election.

. . Only a year ago, Pearce’s ascendancy to the Senate president post was hailed by many as a watershed moment for the Tea Party movement. Within days of his reign, Pearce and his Tea Party legislators introduced a flurry of radical bills, including an effort to “nullify” federal laws.

“This election sends a message to other Democratic efforts,” said Dan O’Neal, with the Arizona chapter of the Progressive Democrats of America, “to not be afraid to take on issues and races in red states.”

This was, by far, the most powerful Tea Party person in all the Western U.S.. This is like the Progressive movement losing Alan Grayson. Bigger. Now Grayson’s coming back, and Pearce is gone. Beautiful.


Tea Party Nation puts out most racist blog post of the year

You don’t come across open screeching racism like this very often. Especially outside of places like Stormfront.org or other pro-Aryan sites, you don’t see it much.

But we should get used to seeing it increasingly with Tea Party types. They’re less and less concerned with government over-spending and more and more concerned with American under-whiting.

Eliana Benador | Tea Party Nation

…The invasion of America is taking place as we speak, but if we remove those blinders, we can still stop it.

What has happened to our country? How did this situation begin?

It all began when then Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy heavily supported the abolition of the National Origins Formula, in place since the Immigration Act of 1924, to replace it with the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.

Wow. When was the last time I heard talk of the “National Origins Formula”? Well, that’s about two molecules and a quark from whites-only nationalism.

With immigration capped at a fixed yearly number, the NOF in 1924 portioned admittance based on the existing ratios of citizens’ national origins as determined by the census of 1920. For instance, after the potato famine, the Irish had emigrated and thrived for 70 years. If 15% of the American people in 1920 could trace their roots back to Ireland, a potential Irish immigrant had a humongous chance (open slots numbering 15% of the cap, I assume) of getting in. OTOH, if you were from, say Kenya, good luck.

The purpose of the NOF was to keep America looking exactly like it looked in 1920. White. Specifically: Northern and Western European White, to the exclusion of Southern and Eastern Europeans, Central and South Americans, and Black Africans and ‘Orientals.’ The immigration reform act of 1952 re-affirmed the pro-white NOF policy, as the author of the bill lobbied for here:

“I believe that this nation is the last hope of Western civilization and if this oasis of the world shall be overrun, perverted, contaminated or destroyed, then the last flickering light of humanity will be extinguished… Today, as never before, untold millions are storming our gates for admission and those gates are cracking under the strain. The solution of the problems of Europe and Asia will not come through a transplanting of those problems en masse to the United States… I do not intend to become prophetic, but if the enemies of this legislation succeed in riddling it to pieces, or in amending it beyond recognition, they will have contributed more to promote this nation’s downfall than any other group since we achieved our independence as a nation.”

Does that sound familiar? Benador-wise? More on her hate for Ted’s Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965:

That Act came into effect on July 1, 1968…

Despite assurances by the Kennedys that the immigration reform they were pressing for, would not upset America’s ethnical balance: “It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs…,” it ended up altering the immigration pattern and opening doors to non-European nations, thus changing forever the intrinsic tissue of American society.

…the intrinsic tissue of American society. Which is white, and soft, and dispensed in unassuming boxes.

…it’s noteworthy that the percentage reduction of original American voters, might have been a defining factor in the election of someone like the current president, who among other goals, seems to be keen in opening further our borders to endlessly increasing numbers of immigrants.

There you go. Real Americans, original Americans, don’t want anything to do with “someone like the current president.” But now, thanks to him, we have got to deal with the likes of…

…endlessly increasing numbers of immigrants who, regardless of their skin color, are bringing in a whole new texture of culture, 100% foreign to what America’s origins were as its wonderful adventure began back in 1776.

Translating: Foreigners are not like the Founding Fathers at all. They look dark, and dress weird, and play the bongos, and they bring in a whole texture of culture 100% foreign to what America was like back when it set the style, in 1776. Credit a Peruvian immigrant for pointing that out.


Troubled president of the Arizona Senate proudly claims he is not a citizen of the United States

All hail the new patriotism. And the new patriot.

American citizen? Hell no. You pledge allegiance to . . ? A region of North America, mister. One nation? Under God, indivisible? Screw yourselves. We’re sick and tired of your whackjob Federalism and liberal, centralized authority . .

AZ Senate President Russell Pearce Takes Tentherism To New Level: ‘You Are Not A Citizen Of The United States’
Zaid Jilani | Mar 21, 2011

. . In the speech, where he denounced the federal government’s efforts to stop the implementation of the state’s radical anti-immigrant law, Pearce claimed that Americans aren’t even citizens of the United States, that they are rather citizens of “sovereign states,” meaning that we should be loyal to the laws of individual states rather than the federal government:

PEARCE: “U.S. history, most of us weren’t around when the Constitution was written. But you remember we kind of existed before Congress, the states? We created the Con- gress, we created the federal government, by compact? Do you know, you’re not a citizen of the United States? You’re a citizen of a sovereign state. The fifty sovereign states make up the United States, we’re citizens of those sovereign states. It is not a delegated authority. It’s an inherent authority that states have over the federal government. It’s about time somebody gets it right!”

Yes, it’s about time! So, let’s ask that person. Ladies and gentlemen, would you please welcome Mr. Constitution:

“This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.”

Oh no, the dreaded Supremacy Clause. The “. . laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.” Well, that’s no fun. Now, the 14th Amendment:

“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside . .”

My emphasis. That, friends, is as spectacular a case of American Fail as I can imagine any right-wing legal expert could manage.

How the hell does a guy like Russell Pearce end up as President of the Arizona Senate? We’re not just trifling with a mere piece of paper: it’s our founding document. Adopted a helluva long time ago — like 1788. So, it counts.

But why would the people of Arizona choose someone so stupid? It’s not like Pearce hasn’t been stupid before. In 2006, he copy/pasted and e-mailed some of his favorite internet postings to his supporters. When they got a load of it . .

Who Rules America?
The National Alliance | The Alien Grip on Our News and Entertainment Media Must Be Broken

. . For example, a racially mixed couple will be respected, liked, and socially sought after by other characters, as will a “take charge” Black scholar or businessman, or a sensitive and talented homosexual, or a poor but honest and hardworking illegal alien from Mexico. On the other hand, a White racist—that is, any racially conscious White person who looks askance at miscegenation or at the rapidly darkening racial situation in America—is portrayed, at best, as a despicable bigot who is reviled by the other characters . .

. . they said, “Wait, Russell — aren’t the National Alliance a bunch of Nazis?” Why, yes, they are:

And who are these all-powerful masters of the media? As we shall see, to a very large extent they are Jews . . Despite a few prominent exceptions, the preponderance of Jews in the media is so overwhelming that we are obliged to assume that it is due to more than mere happenstance.

Russell felt bad, he apologized. He won’t do anything so stupid ever again. And, since then, he’s been exactly the same as he ever was. 2007:

One thing that toupee will not hide is Pearce’s bigotry towards Mexicans, and his unsavory connections to outright neo-fascists, such as Mesa’s J.T. Ready, who recently took part in a neo-Nazi demonstration in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. After the demo, members of the swastika-wearing National Socialist Movement and fellow travelers retired to a local farm where they lit giant swastikas afire, listened to hate-core music, slam-danced, and barbecued a Mexican and an Israeli flag . .

J.T. Ready and Russell Pearce in 2007

Ready’s a supporter of Pearce, and at a June anti-immigration rally at the State Capitol, the prejudiced pair spent almost all of their time with each other. They even appeared smiling and arm-in-arm in photos.

Pearce once endorsed his buddy for Mesa City Council. Here’s J.T. at that Nebraska rally:

J.T. Ready, second from right

In 2008, Pearce sponsored Senate Bill 1108 “that would prohibit students of Arizona universities and community colleges from forming groups based in whole or part on the race of their membership.” It would have illegalized groups like Native Americans United and the Black Business Students Association.

And in 2010, the biggie: it was Pearce who drafted and sponsored Arizona’s infamous S.B. 1070. Ooooohhh yeah. That’s how he got to be President of the Arizona Senate. So now, he’s a powerful man.

One powerful, stupid man. After the Tucson spree-shooting of 19 people, including Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona’s House and Governor made accommodations for people to mourn. But the Senate?

. . the Arizona Senate, under the leadership of Pearce, never adjourned. Pearce told The Arizona Republic, “We have a constitutional obligation to wrap up business in 100 days.” The Arizona Constitution contains no such limitation on the length of regular sessions of the Arizona Legislature.


He lies because his readers are as stupid as Alan Caruba

They are just . . SUCKERS. Like our writer and foil, Alan Caruba. And doesn’t he know it well? It’s easy pickings for the likes of him when your readers are all Black Cloud Christians.

What are those? They’re the faithful that believe everything is going to hell, literally, because that’s the Gospel.

Everything’s awful because of them. Men, they’re bad. People, horrible. Regular old non-Christians, MUCH worse. It’s all awful because, well, it better be if the whole Jesus thing’s gonna play out while I’m around.

Stumbled upon this bit of X-tian immigrant persecution, courtesy of Alan and the right-wing evangelical site RenewAmerica.com. If the immigrants aren’t taking over everything to turn America into an island of lazy, hip-shaking limbo sheep, then why is Alan even alive?

Multicultural suicide
By Alan Caruba | Renew America | Feb 14, 2011

In his famed poem, Mending Wall, the American poet, Robert Frost chided the rock wall that he and his neighbor blah blah blah . .

Right in the middle of his white-boy mewling, Caruba dumps this load of shit:

In 2008 Los Angeles County, population 10.2 million, was where 42% of workers were paid cash and did not pay taxes; 90% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles were for illegal aliens; more than two-thirds of all births were to illegal aliens; nearly 40% of all inmates in California were Mexican nationals who were there illegally; and, nationally, while less than 2% of illegal aliens were picking crops, 37% were on welfare.

What a dumb old turd. Snopes hit this in May of 2006. That’s how pathetic and crotchety Caruba is. He’s been gratefully duped by e-mail artifacts from the Rumsfeld/Bush era, and now he’s dumping them on his gullible, angry readers.

“. . more than two-thirds of all births were to illegal aliens . .”

NO. Around 60% of L.A.’s babies are born to HISPANICS. Alan is apparently the sort of racist asshole that despises to see the difference.

“. . 90% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles were for illegal aliens . .”

NO. 90% of OUTSTANDING murder warrants are for aliens. When the suspect lives in the area, he’s easy to arrest, duh. I imagine the high school truancy rate for itinerant students is pretty high as well.

Never, ever, trust the likes of an old stupid, racist Alan Caruba.


Florida’s ‘tough’ Arizona-style anti-immigrant proposal legally exempts almost all White people from the law

So, if you’re a blogger, and you wanted to double-check if some racist Republicans in Florida just wrote a law meant to precisely attack a very general group of people — non-Whites — by constructing an even more twisted version of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law, how would you go about doing that?

Well, you might go straight to the legendary, premiere White supremacy website on the planet, Stormfront.org, and you might ask: “On planet Earth, who are the White people?” And (just trust me) they will tell you: “That would be European Christendom and their obvious descendants.” [note: that is a hilariously long thread, what with everybody being an expert on the genetics and ancestry of every group of peoples ever in existence]

So then you’d probably say to yourself: “So, White folks would roughly be the Europeans, Americans, Canadians and, err, Australians?

Florida’s Arizona-Style Immigration Bill Would Give Canadians, Europeans a Free Pass
By Tim Elfrink, Mon., Oct. 18 2010 | Miami New Times

Florida state Rep. William Snyder, the slow-drawling ex-Miami-Dade Police officer who has drafted Tallahassee’s version of the hotly debated Arizona immigration bill, is adamant that his law would not lead to racial profiling.

“Race, ethnicity, and national origin cannot be used in making arrests. It’s immoral, illegal, and unconstitutional,” he said in a recent radio interview.

Well, then roll the bill in gator crap and call it all of that:

So why does his bill explicitly offer a free pass to Canadians and Western Europeans, who need only show a passport to be “presumed to be legally in the United States”? . .

Even if an officer has “reasonable suspicions” over a person’s immigration status, the bill says, a person will be “presumed to be legally in the United States” if he or she provides “a Canadian passport” or a passport from any “visa waiver country.”

Yes, why does this ‘tough’ bill allow all those White people off the hook? Is it because they’re . . White?

“What we’re doing there is trying to be sensitive to Canadians. We have an enormous amount of… Canadians wintering here in Florida,” he said. “That language is comfort language.”

I call bull. With respect to the 36 visa waiver countries, their citizens are normally allowed to stay up to 90 days in the U.S. But they are not allowed to hold jobs or to overstay the period.

Nonetheless, if a Florida law enforcement officer pulls over a heavily-accented Estonian Fed Ex truck driver and, in compliance with the law, asks him for his papers (c’mon, just play along), once the trucker pulls out a valid passport, he’s off the hook. Even though he’s employed by a trucking company and therefore residing illegally. Even though he may have been here for years. Florida’s law says ‘we don’t care.’

Convenient, huh? Clearly, the law was written to give cops every excuse never to bother with bothering White people in Florida, which is pretty much the only way anyone important would ever get pissed off enough to complain.

Btw, who are America’s visa waiver countries? Here:

. . with a couple of exceptions, it’s Europe. And, of course, Australia.


CNN’s anti-immigrant blowhard Lou Dobbs is such a big deal that people are trying to shoot his wife and his vinyl siding

“…they’ve threatened my wife, they’ve now fired a shot at my house and, uh, while my wife was standing next to the car…uh, it’s become something else…and if anybody thinks that we’re not engaged in a battle for the soul of this country, right now, you’re sorely mistaken…”

“…my wife now has been, and I, have been shot at, uh, our driver, uh, my house has been shot and hit, uh, an investigation continues, I’ve had bodyguards now, and, you know what, I’m not in a mood to put up with little fools like Geraldo Rivera, uh, it’s time that we really awakened to what is happening in this country, it is ugly…”

NJ Law Enforcement Appear to Contradict
Dobbs’ Version
of Gunfire Incident

Interviews with the New Jersey State Police yielded a rather different assessment of the events described by Dobbs. In a phone interview conducted yesterday, Sgt. Stephen Jones, a NJ State Police spokesperson, chuckled out loud after he heard about Dobbs’ account of the gunfire incident. Jones commented that he “wouldn’t classify it [the gunfire incident] as very unusual.” He also confirmed that there are hunters in the area, and stated that, “at this time of year hunter [shooting] complaints go up.”…

Another New Jersey State Police spokesperson, Sgt. Julian Castellanos, noted that “it’s a wide open area and there are hunters in the area.” Castellanos explained that the bullet had hit the house in vicinity of the attic; it “hit the vinyl siding and fell to the ground” without penetrating the vinyl, he said…

When asked to comment for this story, Dobbs disputed the New Jersey State Police’s account, saying in an email that “there was no hunting season underway three weeks ago.” However, an official at the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife Bureau of Law Enforcement confirmed in a phone interview that state hunting seasons were underway at the time of the gunfire incident three weeks ago.

Asked what he thought of Dobbs’ version of the gunfire incident, Sgt. Jones stated, “I’m really going to leave Lou Dobbs’ assessment to himself.”