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Op-Ed: New VPC Study Challenges Prevalence of Gun Use in Defensive Situations

“Guns are rarely used to kill criminals or stop crimes.”

Such is the claim made by a new report released by the Violence Policy Center this month. According to the report—in which they cite data from the FBI’s annual Uniform Crime Report—there were “only” 259 justifiable homicides across the country in 2012 involving a private citizen’s use of a firearm, compared to the 8,342 criminal homicides that occurred the same year. Put another way, for every defensive use of a firearm that year, there 32 guns implicated in a criminal homicide.

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Opium Now Bigger Cash Crop than Marijuana in Mexico

The plants growing along an increasing number of Mexican hillsides reflect trends in illegal drug use here in the United States. While marijuana fields easily outnumbered poppy plantations in prime Mexican growing regions, both government and international-agency statistics show those numbers have reversed as Mexican-origin heroin use in the US has exploded.

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Como Operan Las Redes De Halcones Del Crimen Organizado

El crimen organizado ha estado usando usa una extensa red de vigilancia para monitorear las ciudades que controla en Tamaulipas como esta ciudad fronteriza. La forma organizada de operar su red de monitoreo le ha permitido al Cartel Del Golfo poder saber y controlar lo que pasa en sus ciudades en tiempo real.

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How Drug Cartel Surveillance Networks Function

Drug Cartels use extensive surveillance networks to keep tabs on the activity in their cities. The organized surveillance network has allowed criminal organizations such as the Gulf Cartel to know what is happening in their city as it happens.

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Race War #FAIL: Shabazz Shut Down by Amazing Grace

The rally and march against white supremacy that was supposed to be thousands of people actually only had about 50 at the beginning. The march dwindled to 10 by the time they reached the Mother Emmanuel AME church. Once the group to begin to chant, a woman at the site begin singing Amazing Grace to shut their protest down.

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Supreme Court Stops Texas Abortion Clinics from Being Shut Down for Now

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled on Monday to stay the order of a lower federal court requiring abortion clinics in Texas to close or remain closed. The order from the court in Whole Woman’s Health et al. v. Cole, Comm’r, Texas DHS, et al. maintains the status quo while the Court decides whether to decide the case on the merits on any appeal.

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Real Texas Heroes Visit Charleston Massacre Site

Members of the Houston Police Department Bike Relay Team made an emotional stop at the site of last week’s horrible shooting in Charleston on Sunday morning. The 43-member group – 40 members of the Houston Police Department and 3 civilians – came to pay respects at the Mother Emanuel AME Church as part of their 2200 mile trip from Houston to New York City to raise money and awareness to help find a cure for leukemia and lymphoma.

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Op-Ed: Texas Electric Grid Managers Manipulate State’s Electrical Market

ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, operates the electric grid for 24 million Texans, for about 90% of the state’s electric load. Potomac Economics is the independent market monitor, with no enforcement ability. Platt’s Management Daily reports on the daily electricity usage. The mission of ERCOT is to avoid brown outs and black outs. Several years ago ERCOT cut off electricity to the Dallas Medical Center and that was a mess. When there is an approaching brown out or black out, ERCOT can raise price of wholesale electricity to bring on line mothballed, inefficient or otherwise withheld power plants to increase supply.

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Texas Schools Jump on Bandwagon to Dump Historic Confederate Ties

Texas public schools are jumping on the bandwagon to shun symbols and dump historical figures that memorialize the Confederate South in a politicized push around the state that follows the tragic hate crime shooting of nine African-American church parishioners during a Bible study in Charleston, SC.

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Texas Fights Back Against Gay Marriage Ruling

The Texas Attorney General has responded to the “newly invented federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage” created by the “activist” U.S. Supreme Court by telling Texas officials “Texas must speak with one voice against this lawlessness.” He issued an opinion and said Texans must “act on multiple levels to further protect religious liberties for all Texans” and must “immediately do anything we can to help our County Clerks and public officials who now are forced with defending their religious beliefs against the Court’s ruling.”

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Team Perry Plays it Cool and Confident

Perry himself is absolutely confident that his record and message will prove to be a winning combination in the minds of voters, telling Breitbart News, “I’ll be on the debate stage. I’m a lot more interested in what we’re going to say on the debate stage than whether I’m going to be there. I’ll be there.”

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