Reports for 2017-08-16

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08/16/17 - 1044hrs Daily report California State Militia

* Hawaii – An Army Blackhawk helicopter has crashed in the ocean about 2 miles off the coast last evening. Some debris has been found but responders continue to search for 5 crew members. * Bay Area – Another shooting overnight on a Bay area freeway. This is the 2nd this week and occurred on I-880 in Hayward. Northbound 880 was temporarily closed just south of Highway 92. The emergency call was that “someone was hanging out a car window firing shots at another car.” No one was shot. No word on motive or arrests. * Across the US – Baltimore – City Officials decided on their own, during the night to remove Confederate Statues. In regards to possible lawsuits the mayor stated: “What I know is that I did what was right for my city. That was my intent and it is done.” * Ohio/ Indiana – 13 members of MS-13 arrested in raids in the 2 states. The members are believed to be part of the “Columbus Clique” * Washington, DC – President Trump is facing severe backlash to calling out the violence and un-American activities and beliefs of both sides at the Charlottesville rally this past weekend. Another CEO has left the President’s manufacturing council (7 so far) and now the President has tweeted that he is shutting down two jobs councils due to the wave of CEO departures. -Warnings/ Advisories * There are no active watches, warnings or advisories -Weather (South Bay/ San Jose) * Sunrise - 0624hrs. Sunset - 1957hrs. * Partly Cloudy * Warming - Highs hitting 85 - lows toward 59 * No Allergy Alert from Trees. Low allergy alert from grass, moderate for weeds * Temperatures will hover start in the upper 70s for Monday and Tuesday. They will climb into the mid 80s but be comfortable all week. - Ring of Fire 2.6 SE of Mammoth Lakes, CA. 5.7 WNW of Naze, Japan. 5.4 SE of Muara Siberut, Indonesia. 5.1 W of Coquimbo, Chile. - Civil Unrest/ Terrorism * Maiduguri, Nigeria – A female suicide bomber detonated herself in the village of Konduga. She killed approximately 27 people plus herself. Though no groups have claimed responsibility the attack bears the hallmarks of the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram. * Norfolk, VA – 27 year old Lionel Williams pleads guilty to trying to fund Islamic State. He admitted to wanting to carry out ‘lone-wolf’ terrorist attacks as well as trying to fund Islamic State group terrorists. * Iraq – Multiple military bases in the Salahudin province were hit with six suicide bombers wearing suicide vests. At least 10 Iraqi security personnel were killed. - CA Firearms Laws: * The open carry of firearms in Charlottesville, VA during the weekend has sparked many articles on the “intimidation factor” of these groups and weapons. Many are quickly associating open carry with the vehicle attack and somehow blaming firearms as much as the driver for the violence this past weekend. * More tyranny than yesterday Thought of the day: The removal of public statues in the manner it is being done (“I feel this is right to remove them”, “This is the right thing to do”, “Confederates are on the wrong side of history”, “Rights do not protect hate speech”, “Those statues are offensive and oppress me”) is the 2017 version of book burning. I never understood how fascism could take hold with Our Constitution in place until I heard so many people at the same time start to say that “Rights don’t matter if we are doing good.” Keep your head on a swivel and stay safe -DeltaWhiskey