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Rest in Peace GUNNEY, We have the Watch now…..

Ronald Lee Ermey (March 24, 1944 – April 15, 2018)[2][3] was an American actor and voice actor known for playing Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, which earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He was a former United States Marine Corps staff sergeantand an honorary gunnery sergeant; during his tenure in the U.S. Marine Corps, he served as a drill instructor.

Ermey was often typecast in authority figure roles, such as Mayor Tilman in the film Mississippi Burning, Bill Bowerman in Prefontaine, Sheriff Hoyt in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake, Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick‘s Full Metal Jacket, Jimmy Lee Farnsworth in Fletch Lives, a police captain in Se7en, plastic army men leader Sarge in the Toy Story films, Lt. “Tice” Ryan in Rocket Power, the warden in SpongeBob SquarePants, and John House in House.

Ermey hosted two programs on the History Channel: Mail Call, in which he answered viewers’ questions about various military issues both modern and historic; and Lock N’ Load with R. Lee Ermey, which concerned the development of different types of weapons. He also hosted GunnyTime on the Outdoor channel.

Early life

Ermey was born in Emporia, Kansas, on March 24, 1944. He grew up with five brothers on a farm outside of Kansas City, Kansas.[4] In 1958, when Ermey was 14, he and his family left Kansas and moved to Toppenish, Washington.[4] As a teenager, Ermey often got in trouble with the local authorities, and he had been arrested twice for criminal mischief by age 17.[4] After his second arrest, a judge gave him a choice between joining the military or being sent to jail; Ermey chose the military.

Military career

U.S. Marine Corps

In 1961, at age 17, Ermey enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and went through recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego in San Diego, California.[4] For his first few years, he served in the aviation support field before becoming a drill instructor in India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, where he was assigned from 1965 to 1967.

Ermey then served in Marine Wing Support Group 17 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa, Japan.[4] In 1968, he was ordered to Vietnam with MWSG-17, and spent 14 months in country. The remainder of his service was on Okinawa where he was advanced to staff sergeant (E-6). He was medically discharged in 1972 because of several injuries incurred during his service.[5] On May 17, 2002, he received an honorary promotion to gunnery sergeant (E-7) by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James L. Jones.

Acting career

Films

Ermey was cast in his first film while attending the University of Manila in the Philippines, using his G.I. Bill benefits. He played a First Air Cavalry chopper pilot in Apocalypse Now,[6] doubling as a technical advisor to director Francis Ford Coppola. Ermey then was cast as a Marine drill instructor in Sidney Furie‘s The Boys In Company C. For the next few years, Ermey played a series of minor film roles until 1987, when he was cast as drill instructor Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket.[6]

Initially, he was intended to be only the technical advisor.[6] Kubrick changed his mind after Ermey put together an instructional tape, in which he went on an extended tirade towards several extras, convincing Kubrick he was the right man for the role.[6] Seeking authenticity for the film, Kubrick allowed Ermey to write or edit his own dialogue and improvise on the set, a notable rarity in a Kubrick film. Kubrick later indicated that Ermey was an excellent performer, often needing just two or three takes per scene, also unusual for a Kubrick film.[7]

Ermey’s performance won critical raves and he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award as Best Supporting Actor. He later played a drill instructor in the pilot episode of Space: Above and Beyond and the ghost of a drill instructor in the film The Frighteners, both similar to his character in Full Metal Jacket.

Ermey subsequently appeared in about 60 films, including Purple Hearts, Mississippi Burning, The Siege of Firebase Gloria,Dead Man Walking, Se7en, Fletch Lives, Leaving Las Vegas, Prefontaine, Saving Silverman, On Deadly Ground,Sommersby, Life, Man of the House, Toy Soldiers, and The Salton Sea, as well as the remake of Willard, and as an evil sadist in two The Texas Chainsaw Massacre films.

Ermey also lent his voice to The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Toy Story, Toy Story 2, and Toy Story 3, as well asRoughnecks and X-Men 3. He usually appears in a commanding military role, for shows such as Kim Possible, The Simpsons, Family Guy, SpongeBob SquarePants, Miami Vice, House, Scrubs, My Life as a Teenage Robot, and Invader Zim, in addition to hosting the documentary series Mail Call and Lock N’ Load with R. Lee Ermey.

Ermey loading ammo for the Bofors 40 mm gun aboard a Lockheed AC-130H “Spectre” Gunship in 2006

Television

On December 14, 1994, Ermey played a Sheriff in Tales from the Crypt, season six, episode nine, “Staired In Horror.”[8] He also played the role of Reverend Patrick Findley, a minister on The X-Files Season 3, Episode 11 Revelations (The X-Files). On Mail Call, Ermey discussed weaponry, tactical matters, and military history. Mail Calls subject matter was dictated by viewer emails; one episode focused on an M1 Abrams tank, while others involved World War II secrets, and others focused on elements of medieval warfare. The set consisted of a military tent, other military gear and weapons, and a WW2 jeep.

Ermey traveled to Kuwait in June 2003 during the first phase of Operation Iraqi Freedom to film mail distribution by the Defense Department to service personnel for an episode of Mail Call. According to a 2005 episode of Mail Call filmed at Whiteman Air Force Base, he is the 341st person to fly in the B-2 stealth bomber. He also guest-starred in the episode “Second Chance” of Human Target.

Ermey also made guest appearances on the TV drama House, playing the role of Dr. Gregory House‘s father, who was a decorated naval aviator while serving in the Marine Corps (“Birthmarks“, “Daddy’s Boy“), and the sitcom Scrubs, playing theJanitor‘s father. He has also voiced Wildcat in several episodes of Batman: The Brave and the Bold. In an episode of The Simpsons entitled “Sideshow Bob’s Last Gleaming“, Ermey voiced Colonel Leslie “Hap” Hapablap.

In the episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, “Inmates of Summer”, he voiced an irate warden of a maximum-security island prison who demoralized the inmates whenever he could. In the episode of The Angry Beavers, “Fancy Prance”, he voiced the Lipizzaner stallions‘ instructor, Drill Sergeant Goonther.

In 2009, Ermey hosted a second History Channel show entitled Lock N’ Load with R. Lee Ermey, which discussed the history of various weapons used by militaries of today.

In late 2010, Ermey starred in a GEICO commercial as a drill-instructor-turned-therapist who insults a client, in a parody of some of his iconic characters.[6] Ermey also was featured each week on ESPN‘s College GameDay. His role was to insult the experts’ incorrect picks from the previous week. In that same year, Ermey appeared in the Law and Order: Special Victims Unit episode “Trophy” as a paroled sex offender.

In 2011, Ermey starred as a drill instructor on the X-Play special on Bulletstorm. In the “Family Guy” episode “Grumpy Old Man“, Ermey guest-starred, again as a drill instructor.

Ermey served as host of GunnyTime, a program that debuted on Outdoor Channel in 2015.

Video games

In 1993, Ermey played Lyle The Handyman in the full-motion video game Mega-CD/Sega CD game Double Switch, a game also starring Corey Haim and Deborah Harry.

Ermey lent his voice to several video games, including Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel (as General Barnaky) andCrash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex (as Wa-Wa). He also made a cameo in Real War: Air, Land, Sea, a retail real-time strategy computer game based on the official Joint Chiefs of Staff training game. In 2014, he did voice-over work for Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Several characters have made references to Ermey and the character of Hartman. In the game Fallout 3, a recruitable companion is named Sergeant RL-3, a modified military robot with a personality very similar to Ermey (the companion’s name is a reference to Ermey’s initials wherein the 3 is leetspeak for the letter E). In the World of Warcraft: Cataclysmexpansion is a character named “Lieutenant Emry” that speaks some of Ermey’s signature lines from Full Metal Jacket. InHalf-Life: Opposing Force, the drill sergeant from the initial boot camp stage had dialogue and mannerisms very similar to Ermey’s character in Full Metal Jacket.

Commercials

Ermey was an official spokesman for Black Book (National Auto Research), Glock firearms, TRU-SPEC apparel,Tupperware, Victory Motorcycles, Hoover, SOG Specialty Knives, WD-40, Young Marines, and appeared in commercials forCoors Light, Dick’s Sporting Goods, GEICO, and pistachio nuts. He provided the introduction for the Professional Bull Riders.[9] He can be seen giving a service announcement for Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, demanding that viewers be quiet during the film.[10] He was a board member for the National Rifle Association.[11]

Business ventures

Ermey was the co-founder of the Bravery Brewing in Lancaster, California.[12]

Political views

Ermey described himself as an independent. In 2008, he voted for Barack Obama, but subsequently criticized his policies.[4]Ermey said in an interview earlier in 2015 that he supported Texas Senator Ted Cruz for President. He said, “You know what, I just watched Ted Cruz – I mean, what a tough act to follow. I’m not going to tell you who I’m going to vote for, but I’m going to let you guess […] and the first two guesses don’t count!”[13]

Toys for Tots speech

On December 10, 2010, Ermey denounced the Obama administration‘s economic policies while speaking at a Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots rally, stating that it was difficult to raise money for the charity because “the economy sucks”. He went on to say:

We should all rise up, and we should stop this administration from what they’re doing because they’re destroying this country. They’re driving us into bankruptcy so that they can impose socialism on us, and that’s exactly what they’re doing, and I’m sick and damn tired of it and I know you are too.[14]

In January 2011, Ermey posted an apology on his website, saying:

I regret that I delivered a monologue that was inappropriately critical of the President. My comments were misguided and emotionally biased, and for that I am truly sorry.[15]

In spite of his apology, Ermey later told TMZ that he was fired by GEICO, for whom he made the above-mentioned 2010 “Drill Sergeant” commercial, because of his political beliefs.[16] The insurance giant also removed Ermey’s commercial from their official YouTube channel.[citation needed]

Ermey subsequently stated that his anti-Obama views had caused him to be blackballed by Hollywood, resulting in a lack of new film roles for him.[1]

Ermey knew Donald Trump Jr., and stated that he was confident that should Donald Trump become president, “our Second Amendment rights are solid as a rock”.[17]

Military appearances

On May 17, 2002, Ermey received an honorary post-service promotion to gunnery sergeant (E-7) from the Commandant of the Marine Corps General James L. Jones in recognition of his continuing support to Americans in military service.

He conducted morale tours visiting United States troops in locations such as Al Kut, Iraq, and Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, in which he filmed parts for his television show Mail Call. While at Bagram Airfield, he held a USO-type show in which he portrayed GySgt Hartman and conducted a comedy routine. He also did the same at Doha, Qatar and Camp Doha, Kuwait City, Kuwait, in 2003.

Personal life

Ermey married his wife, Nila, in 1975. They had four children. In Ermey’s television show Lock N’ Load with R. Lee Ermey, he referred to his wife as “Mrs. Gunny”. He is also the official celebrity spokesperson of the youth organization, Young Marines.

Death

Ermey died from complications related to pneumonia on the morning of April 15, 2018.[2][3] He was 74 years old.

Awards and decorations

Ermey was retroactively awarded the Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon after he retired from the military due to his prior service as a Marine Corps recruit training instructor. Ermey’s military awards included:[18]

Bronze star
Bronze star

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Ribbon
Silver star

1st row Meritorious Unit Commendation Good Conduct Medal w/ two 316” bronze stars National Defense Service Medal Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
2nd row Vietnam Service Medal w/ one316” silver star Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1960- Device
Badges Rifle Marksman Badge Pistol Sharpshooter Badge

Selected TV and filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1978 The Boys in Company C Staff Sergeant Loyce (Drill Instructor, Platoon 163)
1979 Apocalypse Now Eagle Thrust Seven helicopter pilot Uncredited
1979 Up from the Depths Lee
1984 Purple Hearts Gunny
1987 Full Metal Jacket Gunnery Sergeant Hartman One of the rare performances Stanley Kubrick ever allowed to be improvised
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Miami Vice Detective Sergeant Ernest Haskell Guest star
Episode: “Rising Sun of Death”
1988 Mississippi Burning Mayor Tilman
1989 The Siege of Firebase Gloria Sergeant Major Bill Hafner/Narrator Uncredited screenwriter
Fletch Lives Jimmy Lee Farnsworth
Demonstone Colonel Joe Haines
1990 The Take Weller Television film
I’m Dangerous Tonight Lieutenant Ackman Television film
83 Hours ‘Til Dawn Glen Fairling Television film
The Terror Within II Von Demming
The Rift or Endless Descent Captain Phillips
1991 Toy Soldiers General Kramer
True Identity Houston’s Boss Uncredited
Kid Luke
1993 Hexed Detective Ferguson
Sommersby Dick Mead
Body Snatchers General Platt
The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Marshal Brisco County Senior
Double Switch (video game) Lyle (the handyman) Credited as R. Lee Emrey in the Mega-CD/Sega CD version
1994 French Silk Chief Crowder Television film
On Deadly Ground Stone
Rise and Walk: The Dennis Byrd Story Mr. Byrd Television film
Uncredited
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult Mess Hall Guard Uncredited
Chain of Command Benjamin Brewster
Savate Benedict Uncredited
Love Is a Gun Frank Deacon
Kidnapped
1995 Murder in the First Judge Clawson
Leaving Las Vegas Conventioneer
Seven Police Captain
The X-Files Reverend Findley Episode: “Revelations
The Simpsons Colonel Leslie Hapablap (voice) Episode: “Sideshow Bob’s Last Gleaming
Under the Hula Moon Lt. Col. J. P. McIntire
Dead Man Walking Clyde Percy
Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back Preacher Brian Uncredited
Toy Story Sarge (voice)
1996 Space: Above and Beyond Sergeant Major Bougus Television film
The Frighteners The late Master Sergeant Hiles
Soul of the Game Wilkie Television film
1997 Dead Men Can’t Dance Sen. Pullman T. Fowler
The Angry Beavers Sergeant Goonther (voice) Episode: “Fancy Prance/H2Whoa!
Weapons of Mass Distraction Billy Paxton Television film
Rough Riders Secretary of State John Hay
Prefontaine Bill Bowerman
Cracker Lieutenant Fry TV series
Switchback Sheriff Buck Olmstead
Starship Troopers News Announcer Uncredited
1998 Gunshy Jerry
1999 You Know My Name Nix Television film
Life Older Sheriff Pike
Avalanche Gary
Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 President Richard Benson
Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot General Thorton TV series
The Apartment Complex Frank Stanton
Toy Story 2 Sarge (voice)
2000 The Chaos Factor Col. Ben Wilder
Skipped Parts Caspar Callahan
Roughnecks: STC Sky Marshall Sanchez
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins Sarge (voice) Direct-to-video film
Jericho Marshall
2001 Saving Silverman Coach Norton
Recess: School’s Out Colonel O’Malley (voice)
Family Guy Coach (voice) Episode: “Mr. Saturday Knight
Taking Sides General Wallace
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel General Barnaky (voice) Video game
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex Wa-Wa the Water Elemental (voice) Video game, credited as R. Lee Ermy
On the Borderline Captain Elias
Real War: Air, Land, Sea Voice only
Video game
Real War: Rogue States
2002 Run Ronnie Run! Lead Kidnapper
The Salton Sea Verne Plummer
Invader Zim Sergeant Hobo 678 (voice)
History Channels Mail Call Gunny (Himself) TV series
Frank McKlusky, C.I. Jockey Master Uncredited
Direct-to-video
A.K.A. Birdseye Sheriff Gathers
Scrubs Janitor’s father Guest star
Episode: “My Old Man
Y.M.I. John
Fillmore! Colonel Thrift (voice) Guest star
Episode: “South of Friendship, North of Honor”
Kim Possible General Sims (voice)
2003 Willard Frank Martin
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Sheriff Hoyt Nominated – Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Supporting Actor
2004 The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy Drill Sergeant (voice)
Father of the Pride Sergeant Bunny (voice) Episode: “One Man’s Meat Is Another Man’s Girlfriend
2005 House John House Episode: “Daddy’s Boy
Man of the House Captain Nichols
2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Sergeant (voice)
Shark Bait Jack (voice)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning Charlie Hewitt/Sheriff Hoyt
2007 SpongeBob SquarePants Prison Warden (voice) Episode: “The Inmates of Summer
2008 Solstice Leonard
House John House Episode: “Birthmarks”
Eleventh Hour Bob Henson (Farmer) Episode: “Agro”
2009 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Wildcat
History Channels Lock N’ Load with R. Lee Ermey Gunny (Himself) TV series
2010 Toy Story 3 Sarge (voice)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Walter Burlock Episode: “Trophy
2011 Family Guy Drill Sergeant with Alzheimers Disease Episode: “Grumpy Old Man”
2012 The Watch Grumpy rural neighbor
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness General Tsin (The Most Dangerous Po) (voice)
2015 GunnyTime Gunny (Himself) TV series
2016 Military Makeover Gunny (Himself) TV series[19]

Other media

  • He provided the voice for a speaking “motivational action figure” depicting him in USMC drill instructor uniform with programmed voice messages activated by pressing a button on the figure. The figures’ dialogue comes in two versions, one with (somewhat) family-friendly language and one with “extra-salty” dialogue which includes profanity, the latter of which is packaged with an R rating as a warning to consumers. One of these figurines also appears on occasion on Mail Call, wherein it is often referred to as ‘Mini-Lee’ by the host, sometimes seen berating a G.I. Joe figurine.
  • In the early 1990s, he appeared as a Martian pilot in a training video for Virtual World Entertainment‘s game “Red Planet”, alongside other actors such as Cheech Marin, Nora Dunn, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Joan Severance, and Judge Reinhold.
  • In the Green Lantern series of comics published by DC, it is revealed that Green Lantern Kilowog, who trains all new Green Lantern recruits, was himself trained by a Green Lantern named Ermey.
  • He had a notable appearance on The Howard Stern Show in October 2002, appearing on the show as Sgt. Hartman.
  • He provided the voice of the DLC drill instructor in Call of Duty: Ghosts.
  • He starred in an instructional training video for Lockheed Martin dealing with the problems caused by Foreign Object Damage in manufacturing military equipment.gunney emry 2
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How the FUCK is this even LEGAL? It ISNT! ICE you better take them out (ARREST THEM) or We The People WILL.

2 immigrants in U.S. illegally are named to Huntington Park commissions

Julian Zatarain always assumed the doors of City Hall were closed to him because he is here illegally, arriving from Sinaloa in 2007 when he was 13.

The 21-year-old college student found other outlets for service, such as volunteering for the Red Cross and with an organization that helps young people like him get access to educational resources.

Then on Monday, Zatarain proudly accepted an appointment to the Huntington Park parks and recreation commission. Another immigrant here illegally, Francisco Medina, 29, won an appointment to the health and education commission.

“I’m speaking out for people like me,” Zatarain said. “I’m not doing anything wrong.”

Their appointments mark a bold — and controversial — step by the small southeast Los Angeles County city to boost the participation of these immigrants in city government.

The working-class communities along the 710 Freeway have long been entry points for immigrants from Mexico and Latin America — a good portion arriving illegally.

The demographics have resulted in much lower-than-average voter turnout, with some elections dropping below 10% in the last decade. In one election in Bell, only 2% of the voting-age population cast ballots; balloting in nearby South Gate brought out only 3%.

There is also the belief that the lack of civic engagement has helped foster the corruption that has plagued city halls across southeast L.A. County, most notably the Bell scandal over public officials’ salaries that resulted in national headlines and multiple criminal convictions of top leaders.

People who are in this country illegally cannot vote or seek elected office, but officials in Huntington Park said their status should not stop them from helping govern in other ways.

“Our population includes documented and undocumented immigrants, and I wanted to make sure everyone could participate,” Huntington Park Mayor Karina Macias said. “If we’re going to talk about transparency, being open and having a community that’s involved, then the conversation also has to include undocumented immigrants. I’m hoping other cities are looking at what we’re doing here.”

Macias said the city began accepting new applications for commission posts two months ago, and officials began wondering what would stop them from appointing people who are living in the country illegally.

State law does not prohibit people who are in the country illegally from serving as appointed commissioners.

Both men are required to undergo full background checks. And unlike other city commissioners, Zatarain and Medina won’t receive a monthly stipend, which generally ranges from $25 to $75.

“These two gentlemen have thousands of hours of volunteer work,” said Jhonny Pineda, a Huntington Park councilman who formally appointed both men. “They are qualified but it just turns out they are undocumented.”

Experts say the move reflects a growing effort in heavily Latino cities to push for more inclusion of people without legal status in public life. Several years ago, Maywood — which is next door to Huntington Park — made national headlines by declaring itself a “sanctuary” for those who are in the country illegally and repealed practices that some considered anti-immigrant.

“It’s all about inclusion in civic engagement and also about using the resources a city has, and the No. 1 resource in any city are its people,” said Fernando Guerra, a political science professor who also serves as director of the Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University.

This inclusion is also occurring at the state level. California this year began issuing driver’s licenses to people without legal status. This summer, the California Legislature passed a measure that provides healthcare to many immigrants who are in the country illegally.

The U.S. Census Bureau last month said Latinos are now the largest ethnic group in California. But Latinos still have lower income levels than whites, and many believe the low voter turnout is blunting their political influence.

Reaction to the appointments has been decidedly mixed inside and outside Huntington Park.

Linda Caraballo, a former councilwoman and resident of Huntington Park, said that while she doesn’t oppose the people who are in the country illegally, she is against the appointments of the two men, fearing it would produce bad press for the city.

“There are more qualified people,” she said. “How could they be policy advisors if they can’t even vote for the council members? This is just going to bring media attention, it’s going to create national debate and it is something the city of Huntington Park doesn’t need.”

Robin Hvidston, executive director of We the People Rising, an immigration enforcement group in Claremont, said the appointments take two commission seats from U.S. citizens.

“To appoint commission seats to individuals who are breaking federal laws demonstrates that lack of respect for U.S. law,” she said.

But others argued that it’s important for immigrants to feel like they have a stake in how their communities are governed. When more people care about these issues, the chances of corruption are lessened, said Antonio Gonzalez, president of the William C. Velasquez Institute — a Latino-focused public policy and research organization.

“The environment of where corruption flourishes is an environment where there is almost always a low level of scrutiny in monitoring and accountability and that is always characteristic of low level civic engagement,” he said. “The participation in commissions is a logical and healthy step forward.”

Zatarain, who is attending Santa Monica College, said he chose the parks and recreation commission because he believes he can help the city provide better services for residents.

He said he first thought about getting involved in government after the city picked a new trash hauler and garbage started piling up on streets.

“I was upset,” Zatarain said. “Why was my city dealing with this…? I came to realize, I wanted to get involved and help.”

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SNOW FLAKE PUSSY OWNED COFFEE SHOP REFUSES TO SERVE POLICE CITING THE “SAFETY AND WELLNESS OF THEIR (FAGGOT LIBERAL) CUSTOMERS..oh REALLY?

A California coffee shop is under fire for refusing to serve uniformed law enforcement officers, claiming it’s to protect the “physical and emotional safety of our customers and ourselves.”

Hasta Muerte Coffee, an employee-owned business that opened just a few months ago in Oakland, recently announced it will not serve officers in uniform.
It all started a couple of weeks ago when an Oakland police sergeant wanted to introduce himself to the owners and get a cup of coffee. However, he was denied service, KTVU reported.

In a letter to the Oakland police union after the incident, the coffee shop said “it does not serve the police.”

Hasta Muerta Coffee, which is Spanish for “until death,” explained the situation in a social media post last month – which sparked widespread criticism online.

“We have a policy of asking police to leave for the physical and emotional safety of our customers and ourselves,” the post read.

The lengthy post continued: “OPD’s [Oakland Police Department’s] recent attempts to enlist officers of color and its short term touting of fewer officer involved shootings does not reverse or mend its history of corruption, mismanagement, and scandal, nor a legacy of blatant repression. The facts are that poc [people of color], women, and queer police are complicit in upholding the same law and order that routinely criminalizes and terrorizes black and brown and poor folks, especially youth, trans, and houseless folks. For these reasons and so many more, we need the support of the actual community to keep this place safe, not police.”

The post was panned online, with some social media users pointing out that the coffee shop refused to serve a sergeant who is also the president of the Latino Police Officers Association of Alameda County.

HERE IS THE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THESE QUIVVERING BITCH ASS LIBERAL PUSSIES
Community-minded, worker-owned cafe for coffee, pastries & empanadas, plus a small book selection.
Address: 2701 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland, CA 94601
Hours:

Closes soon: 5PM ⋅ Opens 9AM Sun
Phone: (510) 689-2922

The sergeant in question told NBC Bay Area he was hoping to “build a better relationship” with the shop and hopes to speak with the employees.

Roberto Lopez, a resident, said he did not understand the policy.

“I don’t know what they got against them,” Lopez said.

Oakland City Councilmember Noel Gallo told KTVU he did not agree with the policy but hoped to open a dialogue with the café.

“My understanding is they’re not going to serve police officers,” Gallo said. “I don’t agree with that, 100 percent. I think we need to work together, not against each other.”

San Francisco Gate reported the Oakland Police Officers Association asked the café to “open a dialogue about its policy.”

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Wait….dont 18- 21 year olds have RIGHTS? Time to vote these COCKSUCKERS OUT or TAKE THEM OUT LEGALLY.

Illinois Bill Requiring 18-20-Year-Olds to Hand Over Certain Semi-Automatic Firearms Moves to Senate

A bill requiring 18-20 year olds to hand over or transfer ownership of heretofore legally possessed “assault weapons” is gaining sponsors in the Illinois Senate after passing the House last month.

The bill, HB 1465, was sponsored in the House by Rep. Michelle Mussman (D-Schaumburg) and passed by a vote of 64-51 on February 28.

After being introduced in the upper house by Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago), the bill has added seven co-sponsors in the last week. Notable among them was Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove), the NRA “A” rated 2014 Republican nominee for U.S. Senate.

The NRA-ILA described the weapons covered by HB 1465 as “commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms.” The bill also requires 18-20-year-olds to forfeit ownership of any magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition.

The guns and magazines remain legal for persons 21 and up, but persons under 21 would have 90 days to give up ownership, should HB 1465 become law.

Fox 2 reports that critics of Mussman’s bill were taken aback by “the idea that the government would confiscate property.” Mussman responded to these concerns by assuring them “authorities will not visit homes to pick up weapons.” Rather, “a first offense for getting caught with prohibited firearms would be a misdemeanor offense.”

The push to force 18-20 year olds to give up the enumerated semiautomatic firearms is now under consideration by the Illinois Senate.

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Rest in Peace Major Winchester

MASH star and Cogsworth voice actor David Ogden Stiers dies aged 75

Updated

David Ogden Stiers, a prolific actor best known for playing a surgeon on the MASH television series, has died. He was 75.

The actor’s agent Mitchell Stubbs confirmed Saturday night in an email that Stiers died after battling bladder cancer.

No additional details were provided, but Mr Stubbs’ agency tweeted that Stiers died at his home in Newport, Oregon, on Saturday.

“His talent was only surpassed by his heart,” Mr Stubbs wrote on Twitter.

Stiers played the aristocratic Major Charles Winchester III on MASH beginning in its sixth season, replacing Larry Linville after he left the series.

Stiers’ character, while arrogant, also showed an empathy and wit his predecessor lacked.

He also did voice acting in several Disney animated films, voicing the character Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast and played characters in Lilo & Stitch and Pocahontas.

He was also the voice of an announcer in George Lucas’ 1971 feature directorial debut, THX 1138.

Stiers received two Emmy nominations for his work on “M.A.S.H.”

He had more than 150 film and television credits, including appearances on the Mary Tyler Moore Show and several Perry Mason television movies

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Well, retired cop doing a side gig. Regardless, COWARD and BCSO is Covering for his COWARD ASS.

Cop who didn’t enter school during Florida shooting resigns, has home guarded, is slammed as ‘coward’ by Trump

The home of the former school resource deputy who stayed outside the Florida high school as last week’s massacre unfolded was being protected Friday by law enforcement officials — even as President Trump called out the ex-cop, suggesting he was a “coward.”

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Deputy Scot Peterson, shown speaking in 2015, was armed and stationed on campus when Nikolas Cruz opened fire.

Reporters who attempted to approach the West Palm Beach home of ex-Broward County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Scot Peterson were reportedly met with resistance from at least six police officers who were standing guard outside.

“They prevented us from approaching the house,” WSVN’s Frank Guzman tweeted Thursday.

An Associated Press reporter said he approached Peterson’s home Thursday night, seeing lights on inside and cars present. He rang the doorbell twice, but no one answered.

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Before departing for his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday morning, Trump, in a set of fiery remarks, lambasted Peterson.

“When it came time to get in there and do something, he didn’t have the courage, or something happened,” Trump said. “He certainly did a poor job. That’s the case where somebody was outside, they are trained, they didn’t react properly under pressure or they were a coward.”

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Peterson, who was armed when gunman Nikolas Cruz opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, “never went in[to]” the building that was under attack. He said the school resource officer instead took up a position viewing the western entrance of the building.

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School attend a memorial following a school shooting incident in Parkland, Florida, U.S., February 15, 2018.  REUTERS/Thom Baur - RC1AFD9727E0

Officials said Thursday the resource deputy assigned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, never entered the building during Feb. 14’s mass shooting.  (Reuters)

Israel said he was “devastated, sick to my stomach” after learning of Peterson’s inaction during the school shooting that left 17 people dead. The sheriff said he believes Peterson remained outside the building for roughly four minutes, while the shooting in total lasted around six minutes. Israel said the officer never fired his weapon.

“What matters is that when we, in law enforcement, arrive at an active shooter, we go in and address the target,” the sheriff said. “And that’s what should’ve been done.”

When asked what Peterson should have done, Israel said the deputy should have “went in, addressed the killer, killed the killer.”

He added: “There are no words. I mean, these families lost their children…I’ve been to the funerals…I’ve been to the vigils. It’s just, ah, there are no words.”

Peterson resigned Thursday after video surveillance showed he never entered the school, even though he “clearly” knew there was a shooting taking place, officials said.

Officer Tim Burton of the Coral Springs Police Department, who responded to the shooting, told the New York Times that Peterson “was seeking cover behind a concrete column leading to a stairwell.”

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The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to WTVJ that Peterson’s family requested privacy and protection following Peterson’s resignation.

Student Jenna Jorsten told WSVN that she was “in shock” Peterson stayed outside — especially after learning of unarmed teachers and students risking their lives to save others.

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 file photo, students hold their hands in the air as they are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooter opened fire on the campus. A week after a shooter slaughtered more than a dozen people in the Florida high school, thousands of protesters, including many angry teenagers, swarmed into the state Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 21, calling for changes to gun laws, a ban on assault-type weapons and improved care for the mentally ill. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)

Sheriff Scott Israel said he believes Stoneman Douglas resource officer Scot Peterson remained outside of the building where the shooting was taking place for around four minutes.  (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

“If he’s the one with a gun, he should be the one out there with the gun trying to protect the kids,” she said. “Why was he hiding outside? It just makes no sense to me whatsoever. I mean it just doesn’t make sense to me at all.”

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Cruz, 19, has been jailed on 17 counts of murder and police said he confessed to being the shooter. Defense attorneys, state records and people who knew him indicate Cruz displayed behavioral troubles for years.

Two other deputies from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office have been placed on restrictive duty as officials investigate “whether or not they could have done more, should’ve done more.”

The officers were identified by WSVN as Edward Eason and Guntis Treijis.

Their restricted assignments come as authorities found they responded to at least 23 calls regarding Cruz or his brother since 2008. In two of the instances, Col. Jack Dale said, protocol might not have been followed.

Israel said an investigation remains ongoing.

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