Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Disabled Man Forced To Crawl Down Plane Steps Awarded Compensation

[From article]
A disabled former college professor has won a lawsuit against an airline that forced him to crawl off a plane and onto the tarmac on his hands and knees - twice
Mr Baraka Kanaan, who is partially paralysed, was travelling from his home on Maui, Hawaii, to Nantucket Island, Massachusetts with Delta Airlines in July 2012.
Upon arrival, Delta Airlines refused to accommodate Mr Kanaan’s disability, making him crawl down the aisle, down a flight of steps and across the tarmac - and then made him do the same thing on his flight back home.

Disabled man who was forced to CRAWL off Delta plane, down a flight of stairs... and do the same on his flight back from Hawaii vacation wins a 'substantial' payout
Disabled Baraka Kanaan was made to crawl off Delta Airlines plane - twice
Two separate incidents - to and from Nantucket - took place in 2012
Mr Kanaan forced to walk 'on hands and knees' as there was no equipment
Former professor was partially paralyzed in a car accident in 2000
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 05:19 EST, 22 April 2014 | UPDATED: 06:39 EST, 22 April 2014

TSA Searching For Terrorists, Full Body Pat Down of 2-year-old and 6-year-old

[From article]
A video has surfaced online showing what appears to be a pair of Transportation Security Administration officers giving two young children full-body pat-downs in a U.S. airport.
The one-and-a-half minute clip was shared by user khanzahir100 on YouTube last Friday.
In the description of the video, the man wrote that two TSA agents subjected his two-year-old son and six-year-old daughter to pat-downs because he had been selected - 'as usual' - for a security check due to his name.

Father's fury as his terrified children, aged two and six, are forced to undergo FULL-BODY pat-downs by TSA agents
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 19:17 EST, 22 April 2014 | UPDATED: 08:15 EST, 23 April 2014

Government Lies About Benghazi Exposed By Citizens Commission

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[From article]
'Remember, these weapons that came into Benghazi were permitted to enter by our armed forces who were blockading the approaches from air and sea,' Lopez claimed. 'They were permitted to come in. ... [They] knew these weapons were coming in, and that was allowed..
'The intelligence community was part of that, the Department of State was part of that, and certainly that means that the top leadership of the United States, our national security leadership, and potentially Congress – if they were briefed on this – also knew about this.'
The weapons were intended for Gaddafi but allowed by the U.S. to flow to his Islamist opposition.
[. . .]
Admiral James 'Ace' Lyons told the group that he believes the raid on the Benghazi compound was intended as a kidnapping exercise, aimed at snatching U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and demanding a prisoner swap for the 'blind sheikh' Omar Abdel-Rahman.
[. . .]
Lyons also said U.S. claims that it lacked the resources to mount a counterattack in time to save lives is false.
'I'm going to tell you that's not true,' he said. 'We had a 130-man unit of forces at Sigonella [AFB in Italy]. They were ready to go.'
'The flight time from Sigonella to Benghazi is roughly an hour.'
[. . .]
Some of the group's claims strain credibility, including the assertion that the Obama administration's early effort to blame the Benghazi attack on a protest against a crude anti-Muslim YouTube video 'appears to have been well-coordinated with U.S.Muslim Brotherhood organizations as well as Islamic state members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).'

Benghazi attack could have been prevented if US hadn't 'switched sides in the War on Terror' and allowed $500 MILLION of weapons to reach al-Qaeda militants, reveals damning report
Citizens Committee on Benghazi claims the US government allowed arms to flow to al-Qaeda-linked militants who opposed Muammar Gaddafi
Their rise to power, the group says, led to the Benghazi attack in 2012
The group claims the strongman Gaddafi offered to abdicate his presidency, but the US refused to broker his peaceful exit
The commission, part of the center-right Accuracy In Media group, concluded that the Benghazi attack was a failed kidnapping plot
US Ambassador Chris Stevens was to be captured and traded for 'blind sheikh' Omar Abdel-Rahman, who hatched the 1993 WTC bombing plot
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 15:09 EST, 22 April 2014 | UPDATED: 09:53 EST, 23 April 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Not Even For A Minute

Not Even For A Minute

New PSA to Thwart Unauthorized Parking in Disability Spots

Hit this link to view CCPD’s latest featured public service announcement, Not Even for a Minute:

The 60-second video was made to dissuade unauthorized drivers from using disability parking spots.

This PSA was made possible with the facilities and know-how at Cambridge Community Television (CCTV). Credits include local actors Mary Wheeler and Robin Brooks, post-production assistance by Shirin Mozaffari, and the PSA was written, shot, edited + directed by Joanna Berton Martinez.

Please feel free to forward to your networks and post on other web pages. We only ask that you credit CCPD as a producer.

Joanna Berton Martinez
Project Coordinator
Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities
jbertonmartinez (at)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Religious Killings In Central African Republic

[When it is posted online you can watch the episode here]

Death, Mayhem in Central African Republic as UN Plans Next Move
By Terry Moran
Apr 9, 2014 6:13pm

Fact Checking Failure At Rolling Stone,0,920267.story#axzz2ySgkt6Lx

Rolling Stone learns the naked truth about fact-checking
By Paul Whitefield
April 9, 2014, 1:17 p.m.

Sniper Attacks On Kansas City Highways

[From article]
Missouri authorities are asking for federal helping in catching a serial shooter.
They're trying to find out who's behind more than a dozen sniper-like attacks on drivers on Kansas City freeways over the past month.
Three drivers have been wounded by gunfire as they drove along area highways, many in an area called the Three Trails Crossing, where three interstate highways intersect.
Ten of the 13 shootings happened in Kansas City,

Here's another violent criminals who no one was watching leaving him free to take time from his busy schedule to shoot at cars. While in Massachusetts at Harvard University, campus police, students, psychologists, and various predators target a 70-year-old white man they say is "crazy." Priorities are the most misguided in history, or the criminals have taken control of the police and the FBI.

KC Authorities Suspect Serial Sniper in 6 Highway Shootings

CBS News
04/09/2014 09:59 AM
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