This is a true tale of courage and selflessness. During the Ft. Lauderdale massacre that claimed the lives of five people by a crazed ISIS supporter, another story unfolded. A mother of two, Annika Dean, found herself near the shooter and a possible target in his killing spree. An elderly man of 70, Tony Bartosiewicz, saw her go to the ground for protection. He came to her and laid on top of her… he whispered in her ear and told her, “I will protect you.” He was willing to give his life for another without a second thought for his own safety. That’s a real hero.
Annika was terrified. She was afraid that she would never see her children again. She is a school teacher and when it happened, she knew she couldn’t get away fast enough. There was literally nowhere to hide. Fortunately, neither her nor Tony were harmed, but it was the fact that he so selflessly protected her, knowing it could cost him his life, that made him a hero to Annika forever more.
From the Conservative Review:
A Rochester, New York, man who found himself in the midst of the shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport on Friday did something amazing that everyone should know about.
He stepped in to protect a woman from gunfire.
Tony Bartosiewicz, 70, happened to be near Annika Dean, a Florida school teacher, when the shooting began. Dean, who said the gunman closed in on where she was, instinctively got on the ground for cover.
That’s when Bartosiewicz stepped in and lay on top of her to protect her, the Florida Sun Sentinel reported.
“He basically climbed on top of me and whispered, ‘I will protect you,’” said Dean, 42. “I knew he might be a victim, but I also knew I would survive.”
The mother of two said she was waiting for her luggage when she heard the shots. There was nowhere to hide.
“There was no way I could have escaped,” she said, according to the Miami Herald. “I would have been right in his path if I had tried to evacuate through the doors.”
Tony couldn’t be reached for comment after all this, but his daughter says that’s just the kind of guy he is. Annika couldn’t get over it, “The first thing I said to him was I thanked him and told him that it was terrifying and what he did brought me comfort, that it was just so comforting,” she said, reported the Herald. “I thanked him throughout the day and told him he was a hero.”
There are true heroes among us and many don’t know they even have the capacity for it until they are tested. I suspect this isn’t the first time Tony has done something as selfless as this. It’s in his nature and he would do it without thinking. Here’s to you Tony… I wish there were many more like you.
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BREAKING: He’s Been CHARGED! Will Spend 15 Years In Prison – This Is HUGE!
Law and order is what separates us from the uncivilized. We have to have rules that people must abide by, and punishments if they don’t, otherwise our society would descend into anarchy. Might would make right, and basically, we would end up like most of the Middle East (hence, the reason people are fleeing as quickly as they can).
Another absolute imperative of a polite and orderly society is for the punishment to fit the crime. We can’t be cutting off the hands of beggars who steal an apple because they’re hungry, or slapping murderers on the wrist and sending them back out to kill again. There has to be some sort of sliding scale, and in this country, we have that. However, sometimes that line gets complicated, because of it hinges partially on motive.
One classic example is the difference in punishment between premeditated crimes and crimes of passion. If you’re caught up in the moment and you do something terrible, the punishment just isn’t going to be as bad as if you plotted and planned and basically turn out to be a psychopath who will do evil no matter what. But then the waters get even muddier when we talk about hate crimes. This is an area where those who perpetrate a crime against someone who has something about them that people love to hate will get a harsher punishment to try and curb groups being targeted.
This gets extremely complicated when it comes to religion, because unlike race, religion is something you choose, and while religion is protected in the United States, there’s one particular religion that many of us take exception to, and it’s the religion of Islam. Pamela Geller reports that one man who was particularly disenfranchised with Islam and what it’s doing to this country might be getting a bad rap. His crime was just that, a crime, and one that he should be punished for, but should he have federal charges leveled against him for breaking into a mosque and putting bacon inside? That’s the question at hand, and the answer starts with defining the difference between a crime and a “hate crime”:
“Crime: An illegal act against a victim.
Hate Crime: An illegal thought during a crime against a protected class of victim including religion.
Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer provided news and commentary about Michael Wolfe, sentenced to 15 years for alleged criminal mischief against, and alleged placement of bacon on the doorstep of, a mosque in Titusville, FL, on Jan. 2, 2016.
Wolfe is not a sympathetic character, considering his rap sheet. But 15 years? The Information has two charges:
Count I: Armed Burglary of a Structure with Hate Crime Enhancement (LF); and
Count II: Criminal Mischief to a Place of Worship with Hate Crime (F2).
Wow: Count I has a sentence up to life in prison. Burglary means a person who enters or remains in a dwelling, a structure or conveyance with the intent to commit an offense therein. Armed? A machete was allegedly used to break approximately $800 total for two surveillance cameras, the floodlights, and the window. But a hate crime – evidencing prejudice – reclassifies a felony, 1st degree, to life felony!
Wow again: Count II has a sentence up to 30 years in prison. Criminal Mischief means a person who willfully and maliciously injures or damages by any means any real or personal property belonging to another. The simple version is a misdemeanor, 1st degree, punishable up to a year in county jail. But a hate crime – upon a mosque – makes it a felony, 3rd degree. Add a habitual offender, and its reclassified as a felony, 2nd degree, punishable by a minimum of 15 years, and a maximum of 30 years in prison.
Who called the Federal Bureau of Investigation? An FBI agent was present during an interview of Wolfe. Could there have been an implied threat of federal charges?
No wonder Wolfe plea bargained for dismissal of Count I in exchange for guilty of Count II.
From the Court order’s date, Wolfe has 30 days to appeal the conviction and sentence. Consider this possibility: It could effectively be a death sentence. Wolfe likely will be placed in the general population of the prison. There may be Muslim inmates, who may act on a de facto fatwa and attempt to injure or murder Wolfe.
Wolfe’s case: ‘The intent is to really deter similar kinds of hate crime,’ Imam Muhammad Musri is quoted in a news article, Bacon used in Hate Crime, written by Tess Sheets, a reporter for the Florida Today in Melbourne, FL.
So is there a wave of anti-Islamic sentiment in Florida?
There was a total of 18 offenses against all religions within the entire State of Florida for 2015. See the website of the Florida Attorney General, In Hate Crimes in Florida, under Table 5: Hate Crimes Comparison.
Within the entire Brevard County (2015): An unidentified religion had one offense of Destruction / Damage / Vandalism of Property, as reported by the Melbourne Police Dept.
Looks like the citizens of Florida are safe from a wave of hate crimes against religion.
But don’t tell that to the Southern Poverty Law Center (aka ‘fake news’), which is listed in the report’s Appendix 3: Sources of Additional Information.
All of the above, as public records, are attached as a PDF via this link.“
The argument can be made that while Wolfe was completely out of line, his crime had at least an undertone of self-defense in a broad sense. We all know any one of us could be a target of a true Muslim believer, and many don’t like having that element around.
What do you think? Is this punishment too harsh for someone’s out of line retaliation against an Islamic house of worship?
[H/T: Pamela Geller]
BREAKING! They Did It… These Four Guys Are HEROES!
Trump is cheering & so are we!
Real life heroes exist, and there was several of them on the day that a terrorist detonated a pipe bomb upon himself prematurely. He blew up his crotch and injured some innocent bystanders as the botched explosion could have been much worse. And it almost was much worse because the triggered terrorist could’ve detonated the explosive device further, but he was injured and apprehended extremely fast by several hard working American heroes.
Four police officers arrested the terrorist, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi ISIS supporter named Akayed Ullah, before he could detonate anything else or cause massive amounts of bloodshed and human life loss. The four heroic men are heralded as heroes for preventing further destruction and saving dozens of lives.
The police officers of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who are labeled as heroes have quite a heroic background behind them. Three of them have previous military experience in vastly different areas, and one of them is a 20-year-veteran of the force.
American Military News reports:
“Four police officers with Port Authority of New York and Jersey – including one Army veteran and two Marine veterans – are being hailed as heroes for taking down the New York City bombing suspect before he was able to do any more damage after initially detonating a pipe bomb underground at the Port Authority Bus Terminal on Monday.
The officers are identified as Marine veteran Sean Gallagher; Marine bomb technician veteran Anthony Manfredini; Drew Preston, a soldier who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, and has served three combat tours; and John “Jack” Collins, a lawyer who has served as a police officer for about 20 years.”
When it comes to hiring the best, brightest, and most reliable, then it’s evident that the force in New York did a great job when they hired these four amazing men who saved lives that nearly harrowing day in New York. To have a Marine veteran in Gallagher on the team provides leadership, experience, and grit that Marines can provide.
Having a bomb technician like Anthony Manfredini allows the police force to ensure critical and protective skills that would benefit every police force in America. His experience will enable him to prevent explosives from detonating. Drew Preston’s involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq allow him to be resilient, tough and know what it’s like to be in the hot spots of hostile areas, which is the experience that can provide leadership and beyond for those he works with. John “Jack” Collins’ experience of 20 years on the force provides on-hands information and a plethora of knowledge that can only be gained by spending time doing the job. These four men together are a fantastic group of police officers with an astounding background.
Here’s more about what happened:
“Manfredini was first at the scene when the pipe bomb detonated, after noticing people running from the passageway. Manfredini called out over the radio for others to join him as smoke filled the passageway.
Manfredini encountered the suspect, Akayed Ullah, on the floor with what he described as shrapnel wounds, said Bobby Egbert, spokesperson for the Port Authority Police Benevolent Association.
The officers noticed wires coming out of Ullah’s jacket and into his pants, according to Egbert. The officers quickly took action when Ullah began reaching for a cell phone, realizing that it could be used as a detonator. During the struggle, the officers managed to separate Ullah from the cell phone.
When Ullah was in custody, the police officers helped people safely evacuate from the area.”
“Today, four courageous Port Authority police officers risked their lives confronting an armed terrorist to protect others from harm,” said Port Authority Police Benevolent Association President Paul Nunziato. “I am so thankful there was no loss of life and I could not be prouder of our Port Authority police officers, their actions and dedication to their sworn duty.”
An explosion at Manhattan’s extremely busy transportation hub, the Port Authority Bus Terminal, was reported around 7:20 a.m. EST, the height of rush hour.
NYPD sources have said it was a pipe bomb explosion in an underground passageway that connects the 7th and 8th Avenue tracks, and that the suspect might have been on his way toward Times Square.
When you read about police officers running to the scene of a terrorist bombing, while others run away, is something that should make every American proud of these hard-working men who are most likely underpaid. It takes a strong person to become a police officer in America. There’s so much scrutiny towards police, often from leftists, who continuously dismiss the officers, treat them horribly, and refuse to admit how hard it is to be a cop in such a hostile country filled with criminals. But the police continue pressing on, fighting every day, and committing heroic acts of bravery with such little acknowledgment.
It’s about time that everyone in America stands up for the police because they always stand up for us when we call them.
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BREAKING! Trump Just Revealed Shocking Method NYC Terrorists Got Into The USA
This has to end, now!
Just a couple months after a radical Muslim terrorist ran down pedestrians on a New York City street on Halloween, another deranged Muslim named Akayed Ullah attempted to steal more innocent lives in the bustling city. Thankfully, Ullah was not skilled in his terrorist ways, and his homemade pipe bomb that he strapped to his body malfunctioned only injured the would-be suicide bomber.
Now, literally after the smoke has cleared from the failed terrorist attack people are wondering how in the hell this guy entered the United States, and now we may have some answers thanks to President Trump.
There is a reason that President Trump wanted a stricter vetting process for people coming to America from countries with ties to terrorism, and voila, here it is. The 27-year-old Bangladeshi man identified as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah was allowed into the country thanks to a little thing called chain immigration.
You see how this is works is one family member is approved and receives a green card which then the approved family member is allowed to bring their family members with them. The issue with that is that these family members are not properly vetted and then allowed to enter the country without knowing anything about them. So, common sense dictates that these people should be vetted which is precisely what President Trump would like to do, and this could be just the push that is needed to ensure that the vetting process is followed from here on out.
Here is more from Daily Mail:
President Donald Trump said Monday a bomb blast in Manhattan highlights the need for an immigration overhaul – as the man arrested was revealed to be part of a large Bangladeshi family sponsored by his aunt or uncle.
Trump said that the U.S. ‘must fix its lax immigration system, which allows far too many dangerous, inadequately vetted people’ into the country.
The Republican president pointed to his controversial travel ban as an example of the kind of policy that needs to be put in place.
And he called on Congress to end ‘chain migration,’ in which family members are permitted to join relatives who have immigrated.
A Bangladeshi man identified as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah was taken into custody with serious injuries after a pipe bomb he was carrying malfunctioned and exploded prematurely inside a Midtown Manhattan subway station.
He had come from Bangladesh in 2011, apparently with his parents and three or four siblings – all of them sponsored by his aunt or uncle, his immigration status showed.
Ullah is a Bangladeshi national who has been living in the U.S. for the past seven years. Fox News reports that the former taxi driver came to the U.S. on a F-4 visa, a preferential visa for those who have family already in the U.S. The Post says he is a legal green-card holder.
His immigration designation is F-43, which means he claimed the right to a green card because he is the child of the brother or sister of a U.S. citizen.
The U.S. citizen can be newly naturalized. Trump’s statement suggests that Ullah claimed a green card by virtue of a citizen who was also an immigrant.
Records show that Ullah moved to the U.S. from Chittagong, Bangladesh in February 2011 on the F4 visa, and is now a legal green-card owner.
He reportedly immigrated with his parents and three to four siblings. Trump’s statement suggests that one of his parents’ siblings had gained citizenship then petitioned for multiple family members.
Ullah had recently visited his home country on September 8.
Investigators have yet to determine an official motivation for the failed attack, but there have been reports that Ullah was inspired by ISIS.
It was the second time in two months that New York City was the target of a terrorist attack and the first since President Trump sparked Muslim outrage around the world last week by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Now, of course, President Trump will do whatever is in his power to make sure that vetting processes are followed, but when you have liberals like Mayor Bill de Blasio usurping his authority it makes the situation rather difficult.
These liberal morons would rather allow radicalized Muslims to enter the country to create chaos in the name of political correctness instead of protecting the American citizens. That is why it is so important that in the upcoming midterm elections the American vote in people that will support President Trump and his agenda to make America great again before these liberal goons try to ruin it forever.
H/T [Daily Mail]
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