Ahmad Khan Rahami

The Islamic terrorist wanted for the bombings in New York and New Jersey has been captured.

Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, was captured Monday following a shootout with police.

Rahami was the most wanted man in America after a pressure cooker bomb exploded in NY's Chelsea district, injuring 29 people on Saturday.

Additionally, 3 pipe bombs were found at a train station in New Jersey. Police detonated one of the IEDs just after midnight on Sunday.

Rahami was captured on Monday after a shootout with police. One officer was wounded.

A Linden police officer responding to a report of a man sleeping in a hallway of a local business, recognized Rahami from police bulletins.

“The suspect pulled out a gun and fired at the officer and striking him in the abdomen,” Sarnicki Capt. James Sarnicki told CBS2. “The gentlemen got up and started walking down the street in a westerly direction. I’m told that he was randomly discharging his handgun and one of the officers was able to get close enough to him and return fire.”

Miraculously, Rahami received only a flesh wound in the arm when the officer shot him.

Rahami is a naturalized citizen from Afghanistan, who allegedly sued police for "targeting Muslims" in the past.

Manhattan is on the highest alert it has ever been in advance of the UN summit meeting.

Obama did take time out of his busy schedule to scold and reprimand black people for jeopardizing his legacy if they don't vote for Hillary Clinton.

Like a typical narcissist, Obama only cares about himself and his legacy.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    You can always tell when it's an upcoming election ...always

  • ShelbyMoore

    A terrorist is captured alive but INNOCENT black men and women are being shot down in the streets. What type of country is this?

  • MzJamaica

    I was just about to say that. . Did they take him to get Burger King and fluffed his below before his nap #kmt

  • SaltineCrackers

    So the police can manage to keep the meat cleaver guy and a "terrorist" alive, but not an unarmed Black Man...hmmph.

  • MissyJ

    Preach everything is so manufactured

  • Renee26

    My exact thoughts while watching the news...these attacks are carefully orchestrated

  • I aint the one

    Girl, we are >>>>>here<<<<<< on that one!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ????

  • iWasteTime

    meat cleaver guy, who cleaved a damn cop in the head!

  • LabellaMior

    This

  • Phillybruh

    He said Law enforcement did an awesome job was he supposed to go and hand them participation stars for doing their job.

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    I remember Saturday night they seemed like they were reluctant to call it "terrorism".... even thought it was pretty obvious from the jump that this was terrorism. Funny how the government can play silly word games with stuff like this, like we're too dumb to see what's happening.

  • Chauncey Brooks

    Applauding all federal, state & local enforcement agencies (including the general public's tips) for arresting this muslim mama's boy; whose parents really own a fried chicken spot. 1984 getting you caught in less then 30 hours.

  • Carrington

    I could've sworn I saw him speaking on the bombings this morning. I was passing through the lobby at work though.

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    And that Sandra Bland thing still has me messed up.
    If that white cop on an ego trip hadn't arrested her without good cause, that woman would still be alive at this moment.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Where's Harlem???

    Anybody watch Vow or Never??? Chrissy & Jim Jones?? Lawd, I just about died when Chrissy kicked Jim and Mama Jones outta her dinner event cuz Mama Jones was "peddling perfume under the table." And when Mama Jones hopped up on that stage trying to pole dance *dead*

  • NegroDamus

    keep oppressing people and they'll keep lashing out...thee enn

  • OrchidJones-VidaLocaVirgo

    Amazing now that these ISIS terrorist in the states are now just killing without including themselves. I knew when they were over in their countries, they'd detonate bombs and Allah U Akbar-it was over for them all thinking they were taking people to their paradise. Now these fools over here and blowing up Chit and running. Sick Sick Sick-mikki fikkis! Makes me sick on my stomach how we have to live in paranoia all around.

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    Yeah, let Raekwon Washington try something like this. Raekwon would probably end up shot dead, and we'd be told he "resisted arrest" and that the cops "feared for their lives".

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I will fix my headline. But he didn't speak on it as of this morning.

  • iWasteTime

    Meanwhile, America’s President Obama still has not commented on the bombings in NY and NJ.
    -------------------------------------
    He waiting to find out how this dude managed to live.
    His Affiliations. Any accomplices.
    He also spoke on this a hour or so before this post !

  • Mystery User

    Why does Obama have to say anything, when we have the blog to keep us informed?
    anyone see Iyanla Saturday? Can I get some Cliff notes?

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    Yeah, it's like they want to get to "paradise" eventually.... but they're not really in a hurry to get there lol

  • let the truth be known

    My thoughts exactly. Sad and pathetic to go this far to win an election. Putting lives at stake just to say ":vote for me"

  • Mystery User

    I would not put up with his mom.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Lawd she still trying to make Pum Kash a thing?

  • Buttercup

    Is the still selling Pum Kash? *does the hand thing*

  • Incog-knee-gress

    From USA TODAY:
    Obama, following bombing attacks, urges Americans not to give in to fear
    Obama addressed reporters after weekend of bombings in New York, New Jersey.

    http://usat.ly/2cydgHk

  • Buttercup

    Salutations Carrington. When you get a chance, come visit with us for a spell. We'd love to hear how Josiah is doing

  • Mystery User

    It's America, WELCOME!

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    So let me get this straight... he's a terrorist, he's an armed terrorist, he shot at AND hit a police officer, and yet he managed NOT to die???!!!! *storms byke out of post*

  • Mystery User

    Can we call him Rae Rae for short?

  • OrchidJones-VidaLocaVirgo

    Exactly!

  • Incog-knee-gress

    What is your definition of morning???

    "President Obama will comment late Monday morning on the bombings that took place..."

  • Unhappy American

    ?????

  • SaltineCrackers

    Smh someone actually typed that his Mother wasn't that bad an posted it.

  • Mystery User

    All they're going to do is put him in a Federal Prison... since nobody died like the Boston incident, otherwise, he'd get death.

  • Mystery User

    wait, what?

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    Hey Boo!
    (Honey Dip come home this weekend?)

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    *cackles*

  • NegroDamus

    they dont kill the paid shills

  • Buttercup

    No, not this weekend ?

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Lmao!!! She is a damn mess. She's another meddling ass mother that needs a damn man

  • Buttercup

    *like Celie when Mister made Nettie leave* "Why! Why!!!! Come baaaack!!!"

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    "Rahami was captured on Monday after a shootout with police. One officer was wounded."

    "...I’m told that he was randomly discharging his handgun and one of the officers was able to get close enough to him and return fire.”
    ====
    Must be nice.
    Good thing he wasnt holding illegal cigarettes in his hand.

    #arabprivilege #ripEricGarner

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Open your ears and close your mouth, I was told very young. Obama spoke on it. You had to WANT to listen though. Or read.

  • Taylordanes

    she only doing it for a story line and a check smh

  • Buttercup

    She's a little on the psysiocotic bish side.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    ?Nancy

  • PettyEyezPrime

    ?Butter

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Hahaha *dead*

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    apparent-lee, smh

  • PettyEyezPrime

    1 of my favorite shows since the 1st episode. I be in tears.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Yoooooo, I can't help but laugh at the foolishness. *dead* But I love them. Especially Chrissy

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Yoooooo, I can't help but laugh at the foolishness. *dead* But I love them. Especially Chrissy

  • Buttercup

    Hey Peppy?

  • Buttercup

    Hey Peppy?

  • Teresa Uriel

    how long...how long....once again....white people are NOT threatened by asians, arabs, nor themselves...you know why?

    BECAUSE THEY KNOW WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE. THAT'S WHY!!!!

    That's why they can capture an armed terrorist alive, but Kill an unarmed black man with the quickness. WHITE PEOPLE ARE THE DEVIL THAT THE BIBLE SPEAKS ABOUT...( they know they are ) when will black folks understand this?

  • Teresa Uriel

    how long...how long....once again....white people are NOT threatened by asians, arabs, nor themselves...you know why?

    BECAUSE THEY KNOW WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE. THAT'S WHY!!!!

    That's why they can capture an armed terrorist alive, but Kill an unarmed black man with the quickness. WHITE PEOPLE ARE THE DEVIL THAT THE BIBLE SPEAKS ABOUT...( they know they are ) when will black folks understand this?

  • PettyEyezPrime

    It's another scent ??she told them to smell it and pass it down and around

  • PettyEyezPrime

    It's another scent ??she told them to smell it and pass it down and around

  • KcoolMuziq

    Why is he not killed? But a black man riding in a car alone is ALWAYS murdered for NO REASON! #BLACKLIVESMATTER

  • KcoolMuziq

    Why is he not killed? But a black man riding in a car alone is ALWAYS murdered for NO REASON! #BLACKLIVESMATTER

  • Str8tUpMenace

    I love them. And when Zeke took off running, talking about "I don't know them" ??

  • Str8tUpMenace

    I love them. And when Zeke took off running, talking about "I don't know them" ??

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    DJ Khaled's cousin is out here acting a fool in the streets of New Jerusalem. He is mad because his rap career never took off.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    DJ Khaled's cousin is out here acting a fool in the streets of New Jerusalem. He is mad because his rap career never took off.

  • NegroDamus

    ????

  • NegroDamus

    ????

  • Teresa Uriel

    Their heaven is our hell and our Heaven is their Hell....so guess what?....they will always do everything in their might to try to keep our Heaven from surfacing, and they think they achieve this by Killing our people even before they are born.

    Their Judgement is coming tho.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    The way he rolled across that grass ?

  • PettyEyezPrime

    I LOVE Chrissy! Her attitude and personality is me!

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    1. Raekwon Washington...
    2. I see you added a title to your name. ??

  • Phillybruh

    Well why should he speak on an on-going investigation that's irresponsible. But he did comment on the Officers doing a great job.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I just chuckled ??

  • Karma WhO

    Hello there! Long time no see!

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    oh...

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Like his mama caught his ass throwing a house party??And did you hear how Mama Jones was telling Jim the story?????

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    this really was my original thought back when 9/11 happened though... I literally said aloud, what in the world have we done to cause THIS? smh...

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    Hey Shug!
    (You spend any time with your neighbors this weekend?)

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    oh, okay then...
    *dismissive hands*
    :San smile:

  • Str8tUpMenace

    ^^This!!!

  • MissHarlem

    You know I seen this show. Chrissy and I are bff in my head ??

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Yes, in the restaurant. "I don't know them", "I don't know how they got here", "who are they?" ?.
    She was getting her a little ole massage watching the shenanigans. Then when Jim put Zeke stuff out the kitchen window and set the alarm. Had him rolling away on his hover board??? "how me and mama Jones having a sleep over if I don't have no overnight bag"???

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Yes!!!!!!!!! ??? Mine too. I love her!! Just gave my coworker the history of Chrissy?And when she chipped Kimbella's ass up?

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Him rolling on that hover board had me ??

  • MissHarlem

    That will never not be funny. I'm happy they got their own thing going on.

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    wtf?! last week you had Bernie on the run 'cause Hil was sick... this week you come with this foolishness.... I just know im'a have to block you before this year ends...

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Did you see when she was in Chrissy's closet talking about what she was gonna steal and Chrissy caught her?? ??

  • PettyEyezPrime

    They don't speak to me anymore??. She got told about her husband who denied it but got caught up in some mess?. I was with my PEP8.

  • Dee

    Makes no frigging sense AT ALL!!

  • Str8tUpMenace

    ?I'm glad they're back on tv. I needed some excitement on the screen

  • SaltineCrackers

    Chile yes lol

  • NegroDamus

    If somebody ever hack the cia, nsa, fbi and releases the documents. I think folk gone be more shocked than iffen aliens finally land on earth

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    *thinks real hard*
    umm, is you in the ATL? ....and is your neighbor's last name Harri ...*trails off*

  • MissHarlem

    That mom is too much. She needs dck. Surely Jim is not the dck she should be after.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Yes. His mama need her @ss beat 1 good time.

  • Teresa Uriel

    hey baby! hows it going?

  • Chauncey Brooks

    "He was so nice, he would gave us extra chicken because we came their so much"- 14.5% of the population living in Elizabeth, NJ

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Not I! I don't do, date or entertain married men. Plus my own ring is on its way soooo......

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Mine too!

  • Buttercup

    Don't wave me off :kiss:

  • PettyEyezPrime

    OMG, in that hotel room got real, real quick. Got that @ss monkey stomped.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So you want him to go off half-a$$ed like your Daddy, Trump?

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch
  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    yeah they will be! on the other hand, EYE will not. it's a known fact right now that even after 9/11 and the discovery that CIA/FBI could have coordinated their efforts to potentially prevent the success of those attacks, NOBODY was punished (well except for the FBI guy who was forced to retire, but got a cushy job at world trade ctr.... and died there on 9/11)

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Besides it was proper protocol to allow the local officials to do their jobs before he as the president made a statement.

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    tears.... @monkey stomped...

  • Karma WhO

    All is well here, not so much for NY and NJ i see! My power was out all weekend due to a underground issue, so im just catching up on the happenings in America this weekend.. how are you?!

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    sorry....

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    we'll expect a proper announcement whenever it arrives!
    (....but now, what had happened with your getting caught up???)

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    okay.... I believe this was said "with your chest" LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • NegroDamus

    Theh say it was an inside job cuz how could they get into a bulletproof + locked cockpit with pocket knives

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    now Dub, you know some/most of us on EST... Sandra, sometimes, be on that
    BST....

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    As Hillary would what difference does it make?

    You sound like Trump.

    Since they have cameras everywhere in Manhattan maybe, just maybe they wanted to find out who the fool was and where he lived before they announced that they believed it was terrorism--give him a false sense of security that maybe he had gotten away with it.

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    there are mannie mannie questions.... my head aches just thinking about it (and the truth will die with the few who know it, smh)

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!
  • NegroDamus

    Thats another reason why building 7 was taken down. How do you just take down a building without demolition grade thermite already in place. Trade center steel was examined and they found traces if thermite, and plane fuel doesnt burn that hot

  • Prettybootnikki

    I watch their show. I really like Chrissy. She's very pretty and seems smart. But loves her thugg. Lol. I hollered when she kicked them out. I was like damn that's so wrong on so many levels for mama jones to come up in there doing that. Jim and his peddling mama. Lmao!!

  • Nanny

    Why do you hate Muslims?

  • cecilywiggins

    Wait, this is journalism? LOL I am reading details about a capture which ends with shit about Obama???

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I'se a join yew....

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Well that's how many of Trump's supporters seem to view him so I just said it.
    Daddy gonna keep you safe from the boogie man...ohhhhhhh!!
    White men are the most emotionally immature beings on planet Earth.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Well that's how many of Trump's supporters seem to view him so I just said it.
    Daddy gonna keep you safe from the boogie man...ohhhhhhh!!
    White men are the most emotionally immature beings on planet Earth.

  • Anna Maria

    That is not what President Obama said. This is what he said: "If I hear anybody saying their vote does not matter, that it doesn't matter who we elect -- read up on your history. It matters. We've got to get people to vote," Obama said. "I will consider it a personal insult -- an insult to my legacy -- if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election. You want to give me a good sendoff? Go vote."

    It will be a personal insult to his legacy and all those who have gone before us and those who are still with us who fought for the right of black people to vote if they fail to do so. It will be an insult to Martin Luther King, Fannie Lou Hames, Rosa Parks, Medgar Evers, and many, many more if you, Sandra Rose, and all other black people do not vote. Sandra, if you want to vote for a man Trump go ahead and do so. You will be part of that 1 % of black people who said he is their candidate. Wonder why 99% of blacks are against Trump????

  • Anna Maria

    That is not what President Obama said. This is what he said: "If I hear anybody saying their vote does not matter, that it doesn't matter who we elect -- read up on your history. It matters. We've got to get people to vote," Obama said. "I will consider it a personal insult -- an insult to my legacy -- if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election. You want to give me a good sendoff? Go vote."

    It will be a personal insult to his legacy and all those who have gone before us and those who are still with us who fought for the right of black people to vote if they fail to do so. It will be an insult to Martin Luther King, Fannie Lou Hames, Rosa Parks, Medgar Evers, and many, many more if you, Sandra Rose, and all other black people do not vote. Sandra, if you want to vote for a man Trump go ahead and do so. You will be part of that 1 % of black people who said he is their candidate. Wonder why 99% of blacks are against Trump????

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    My heart goes out to the victims, lots of folks with absolutely no hearts in this world. It's bittersweet that he's leaving office emm though to some everything will still be his fault even after death.

  • PussyFloppinRound

    Nobody died, please leave Obama alone. He can talk when its an actual crisis. He shouldn't have to speak every damn incident, its sad though that some shit has just become so common.

  • lovelygamour

    If this was serious they wouldnt show his face. Now anyone who was in cahoots with him know to leave! Sloppy.

  • jussaying

    thank you.. I'm like... was I listening to the same press conference as sandy....

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Thank God they caught him. But thanks to Obama's welcoming immigration policies, who knows how many more of these people are waiting to come over here, chill for a few years, enjoy America's amenities, and then overnight turn radical?

    And Obama wants even more overseas Muslims to come on down, like Bob Barker on The Price Is Right. And Hillary has promised that she'll bend over backwards to make sure more illegals make it here from Mexico. This is all the craziest nonsense ever.

    Meanwhile, Obama's whining about his legacy. Negro, black folks don't owe you a damn thing. Because that's what you gave us--not a damn thing. His legacy is more black kids killed by cops; black unemployment skyrocketing; black poverty surpassing all other groups; increased illegal immigration; a pathetic foreign policy and I could go on and on. And why, exactly, should we vote for 4-8 more years of that?

  • Phillybruh

    There is a good Chance he's been here longer than Obama's 8 years he's a naturalized citizen that doesn't happen overnight. Even if you Vote Trump it won't stop someone's thoughts and desires.

  • Willette Capers

    But Obama made those comments before this bombing situation.

  • Mizz76

    They found him in less than 3 days ?

  • Baron

    Please read, "Tracking Obama's Deportation Numbers" by Mike Corones in Thomson Reuters 25 Feb 2015. You obviously are repeating nonsense in regards to Obama's track record on deportation. Additionally, this dude has been here BEFORE Obama was in office.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Well bringing over hundreds of thousands more of these people is not a solution. And Trump isn't perfect, but at least he understands there is a radical extremist Muslim element. Obama refuses to acknowledge such a thing exists.

    Immigration is a problem in America, and it has been for the last 30 years. The system needs to be overhauled completely. Its just too easy for the wrong people to get here and stay here.

    Of course, I don't have to point out that you'd probably have a different perspective if you were one of the dozens of people who ended up in the emergency room thanks to one of this fool's homemade explosives.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I am aware of that "report", and it largely focuses on Obama's deportation of people to Latin America. I'm talking about the policy of bringing thousands of refugees into the U.S. without knowing anything about their background, ideology or intentions.

    Clearly, you have OD'd on the Kool-Aid. A president's #1 priority is keeping the country safe. That isn't achieved by rolling out the red carpet to people who may be the very same folks we're presently bombing in the Middle East.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    With?

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    Nah this is a blog, nothing more, nothing less.
    This is just one person's platform to put out whatever they want to put out to the world. Let's never confuse blogging with journalism.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I think its sad that even after its been proven that Obama has spent 8 years doing absolutely nothing for Black America, so many of us can't find anything wrong to say about his failed policies.

    He has made it easier for illegal immigrants to flood your neighborhoods and take your jobs, and he's pretty much only given speeches when our kids were being gunned down in the streets by cops.

    His "legacy" will be to leave the country without a voting bill that would have given ex-offenders voting rights because we all know that voting should be federally protected. And once you've done the time, you deserve a second chance.

    And Obama's legacy will be a Supreme Court that is nearly as white as it was 40 years ago. In a country of 300 million people, Obama couldn't find a single qualified black woman to serve on the Supreme Court--and he had three (rare) opportunities to do so.

    Instead, he'll office with Clarence Thomas as the only black representative on the Supreme Court.

  • BLACK *I*C*E*

    He's only alive because they want to interrogate him.
    He'll get his waterboarding. He's not privileged.

    Cops think they are doing society a favor by eliminating black males. It's ingrained in the American culture from pre-school on up. Black is bad. White is good.

  • Baron

    Not sure why you used quotations around the word "report", but ok. Thomson Reuters is a respectable media player. Who said the President's #1 priority is keeping the country safe? Obama himself stated 23 March 2016, his #1 priority is defeating ISIL. This dude was domestic. Ted Cruz said 15 April 2016 his #1 priority is economic growth. Nonetheless, you don't know what you don't know! Terrorists could be refugees or terrorists can come from Indiana - like Wesley Howell. The only one " drinking Kool Aid" is you.

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    I sound like Trump? Fine with me. Nobody's 100% right about everything, and nobody's 100% wrong about everything. So if Trump feels the same way as I do regarding this, I'm fine with that. Truth is truth, no matter what direction it's coming from.
    But you sound like you've been drinking the media KoolAid though. If you dont understand the word games and the manipulation of information that goes on at the highest levels, then it makes no sense for me to explain it to you. Have a good day sir.

  • BLACK *I*C*E*

    My gas ain't $4 a gallon anymore.
    After dealing with Bush Jr.... I have NO complaints about Obama.
    Half the government against him. And he still managed to...

  • Peter Piper ATL

    My point exactly. George Bush is not a good measurement of what a successful presidency should look like.

    Obama brought up legacy. Even most white people will admit that, as a black man, his legacy held a special meaning for black people. And he deserted us, and ushered in policies that have set us back significantly.

    And your gas could easily go up between now and January. Half the government wasn't against Obama until he forced a controversial health care agenda down our throats. Remember, when Obama took office, the Democrats controlled BOTH the House AND the Senate. And back then, black boys were being killed by cops. And nothing was done.

    And Hillary wants 4 to 8 years to do basically the same thing. Remember, it was she who called black kids "super predators".

    Obama is a typical black politician: he talks a good game, got in office and then did nothing.

  • Fred G sanford

    Hook his azz up to a pipe bomb

  • Rayscoty

    Wait. They kill unarmed black men very quick. But this armed terrorist walked away with a flesh wound. I'm confused

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Having a CoC who shoots his mouth off just so he can feel it moving is not someone I want with the nuclear codes, and what misinformation was there from the media?

    Waiting less than 24 hours to make sure an act is terroristic isn't drinking the Koolaid it's what responsible leaders do and its what normal people do.

  • Phillybruh

    He's killing them every day, what makes you think he doesn't acknowledge because he doesn't scare you with it every time he speaks. You wouldn't know my perspective on anything. My nephew was murdered picking up his girlfriend just a few weeks ago does that also mean I should vote Trump because he says he's tough on crime, I personally don't think he is. I think he's full of Sh*t, unfortunately for this country we like to learn things the hardway at other peoples expense.

  • BLACK *I*C*E*

    OK. I'll agree. Just to not have to read that much again.
    #ObamaSucks. Point taken.

  • Phillybruh

    She called gang members super predators and I'm trying to figure out where she lied at?

  • R in NYC

    Sandra you never give that Obama hatred a rest do ya?.....lol

  • Indies beauty

    What did you expect Obama to specifically create what will benefit only benefit black America? I'm just asking for one example. I posed this question before, I got words but no answers.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Aren't you hilarious. But its not about Obama sucking--that wasn't the point of the discussion, dear. Please try and keep up. I was referring to his mention of his own "legacy".

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Then using your logic, I can assume you also subscribe to the term "thug" being used to describe all black boys and men?

    Hillary used the term super-predator in a context that justified mass incarceration and extreme sentencing, policies we know have failed. remember, it was she and hubby Bill who ushered in a new era of get-tough law enforcement that has helped us get to the place we're at today. it wasn't just a Republican thing.

  • Phillybruh

    Thug in my opinion never describes all black boys, but Super Predator is proper for gang bangers

  • Peter Piper ATL

    You didn't pose it to me, my dear. But I'll gladly answer. I expected Obama to provide HOPE. That word was central to his own election campaign in 2008, remember?

    He could have expounded on hope by putting a black woman on the High Court, thereby showing young black girls--and all women--that they can reach the highest levels of government.

    He could have fought for the rights of black ex-offenders to have their voting rights reinstated. He could have spoken more openly about the scourge of black-on-black violence, especially in places like Chicago, where his political career started, and where residents there recorded viral videos trashing him for ignoring their suffering while traveling to Texas and California to speak about wildfires and migrant children.

    There--I gave you several benefits to Black America that Obama left on the table. You're asking more from me than you asked of Obama, by the way.

    I have tremendous respect for the President. I just happen to think his terms in office have been ineffective. I think the facts speak for themselves.

  • Phillybruh

    So he being the First Black President with degrees from the IVY League married to a black with the same degrees didn't inspire little black kids that they could be more than that is a home issue not his issue. He did want he needed to do and that was become more than they thought he could. Voting rights are a state issue. Notice the governor of VA re-instating.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I think you're missing my point, intentionally. When Hillary said that, that was a nod to the already-booming judicial system and Republicans, letting them know that the White House saw young black children as as much of a scourge as they did. And the result was a massive expansion of private prisons, and increased arrests and prosecutions for low-level offenses that didn't do anything to make our communities safer, other than disrupting families by placing fathers in jail for 6 months for driving with a suspended license.

    Please pay attention to what is going on around you, and recognize political double talk when its coming at you.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Every president who enters office takes an oath that, at its beginning, reads he/she solemnly agrees to protect the Constitution. Without a defense, the Constitution is a moot point. And countless presidents have made the distinction that a president's top concern is protecting the people. Where did you learn history?

    You defeat a terrorist group by going after it, denying it refuge. Not inviting it over to your home. There is absolutely no reason for America to be bringing refugees over from Syria when at this very moment, we are bombing portions of Syria. There is no guaranteed process in place to analyze these people's intentions before we import them, and a number of generals ON THE GROUND have confirmed that.

    Which brings me to this: the only way to reduce thew likelihood of a terrorist coming from Indiana or India is by CHANGING THE IMMIGRATION SYSTEM. Both Democrats and Republicans know it doesn't currently work. And in an age of increasing terror attacks, I think changing or suspending our immigration policy is warranted. Had it been harder for this man's parents to stay here, he would not have been able to do what he did.

    Your sort of "logic" is best left to coffeehouse discussions while reading the latest Book Of The Month. You have no idea what's really at stake in our fight against terrorism, and it shows.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Obama brought up the issue of legacy--I didn't. Yes, Obama's election has inspired many millions of people. But his time in office has uninspired double that number, which led to the rise of Donald Trump in the first place.

    In 2008, people saw Obama as not just another politician, but someone who saw and understood their pain. And he promoted himself as much. But 8 years has taught folks that not only is Obama a run of the mill politician, but a skilled and calculating one at that--one whose interests align more closely with far-left, white liberalism than the sort of activist, uplifting liberalism of the 1960s--the sort of liberalism practiced by people like Lyndon Johnson and Martin Luther King, people who actually walked the walk and talked the talk when it mattered.

    Voting rights are a state issue as it pertains to state and local elections. The federal government's voting policy supercedes everything else. That is why any felon can run for federal office anywhere without restrictions. Taxes are regulated by the federal government and in my opinion, I have a lot more use for voting rights than taxes so I concur with a number of people who agree that elections need to be federalized because it is the only fair way to ensure sound elections and equality nationwide.

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    It's one thing to wait to "make sure an act is terroristic", as you put it. It's another thing altogether to tell people that it is NOT terrorism.
    That is what they did. (Just do a Google News search. It's right there still.)That is called misleading the public (or flat out lying). Of course people like you will go with the Hillary Clinton line of "what difference does it make?". That's why the American sheeple are so misled.

    You think the government doesn't lie & mislead people about categorizing terrorist acts terrorism?, about calling Islam "a peaceful religion"? about non-existent weapons of mass destruction?,about a lot of stuff? I hope you're not naive enough to think our government always tells us the truth.

    Anyway, that is that. We dont need to convince each other of anything. We might just agree that we see things very differently. I'm way more skeptical of the government that you are.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    OK, we're getting off topic. Should we not expect President Obama to kill terrorists and their supporters in Syria, since we've committed massive resources specifically to that effort? That said, you don't kill some of them and then invite the rest to come and live with you.

    That's very tragic about your nephew. But I didn't tell you or anyone to vote for anybody--I just shared what I thought was a very realistic state of affairs. Being tough on crime doesn't solve the problem, we've seen that already, because getting tough on crime usually means increased prison populations, wrongful arrests, gutted communities and so on. You have to address what's at the core of crime and usually the causes are either poverty or drug addiction.

    Had any of our presidents treated inner city poverty and drug addiction as the public health crises they truly are, perhaps by now we'd have gotten somewhere.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    A country that still thinks black lives are worthless. However, terrorist can kill thousands of people in broad daylight, and somehow get captured. SMH!

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Sorry, but you're incorrect. Let me say this: every Republican presidential candidate over the last 70+ years has gotten AT LEAST 4% of the black vote and that includes racists like Richard Nixon and Barry Goldwater. George Bush himself took 8% in 2000, and then inexplicably improved to 11% of the black vote in 2004. There is no authentic evidence suggesting Trump will do less and actually there is at least one poll showing Trump presently pulling 15% of the black vote. If that turns out to be true, Hillary loses. While Democrats regularly ignore their black constituencies, the truth is, in presidential elections, if blacks stay home, Democrats lose.

    I don't remember Obama fighting for the right of black people to vote, which is what you said he did. When did that happen? I recall him saying the sky will basically fall if Trump, or Romney, or McCain wins (or would have won). But that's what Democrats say every election year. Its what they say to keep the black folk in line.

    We survived George Bush. I suspect we'll survive Donald Trump if we have to.

  • Indies beauty

    Thank you I appreciate your reply because it gave me some insight on your original post . But alot of what you said was subjective. You didn't list a solid action that could be translated into a bill specifically for the black population with the exception of ex black offenders. But even with the ex offender issues, he would not be able to draft a bill inclusive to black offenders only. My question was really asking what can Obama do for us that is specifically for us within his power?And to be honest I didn't expect hope from Obama because I'm a realist and I have realistic expectations. In my opinion to be a successful leader of a multicultural country you have to be inclusive. Also if we want change , the best way to go about it , is starting in your city's and towns, electing police sheriffs and mayors. They are the ones with a closer and often direct correlation.

  • che’lint

    The part that broke my heart (I hope its not true) that the bomb went off next to a Center for the Blind. Why would you bomb that location? My sister is loosing her sight and she is terrified of going outside alone. My heart breaks just thinking about the terror of a bomb going off while you are in a 'safe' environment. What is wrong with people? ?

  • Crazy tee

    They don't play when it comes to these terrorist...They pick him up at 6 and he is on the front page of every newspaper and magazine at 7....I'm glad they caught him but it never ends here....

  • Guest who

    Also killed in their jail cells or as the police call it "suicide"

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Who said it wasn't terrorism?
    So according to you if the government doesn't yell terrorism 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 60 minutes, 120 minutes after the incident the government is hiding something?
    People are free to believe whatever but if the government had announced anything prematurely and without any detail of a suspect then people like you would have assumed that they were hiding something.

    There's no winning with people like you. You distrust the government regardless without any evidence. I got it.
    I think I stated why they waited--they had the fool on camera and they were giving themselves time to find him and maybe they were letting him think he had gotten away with it so he relaxed.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Sorry I'm only now getting a chance to respond. Let me say this: had Obama been a white man, do you think he would have won in 2008? This is an important question because it underscores my point. The answer is, we don't know--but its unlikely.

    Obama drove black folks to the polls in record numbers. Not just because he looked like us; but because of what he represented to us. Real change, and real hope. He made us believe in BETTER through his rhetoric.

    We don't have to focus on what Obama said, or should have done--we can just take a look at where we're at right now: record unemployment of black youth that is near Depression Era-levels; mass incarceration of people of color; virtually 0 diversity on the Supreme Court. And while the president was fighting for gay marriage (something I support) and illegal immigrants, Republicans were destroying the only piece of law that truly preserves black voting rights: The Voting Rights Act. And Obama punted on all these issues.

    If black people can't look to a black president for inspiration and leadership and an advocate as well, then whom do you recommend we look to?

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    They could give him a flesh wound but kill the black man that was pulled over and kill that 12y.o. kid with a bb gun. I have lost all faith in the justice system and the police.

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    "Yes, Obama's election has inspired many millions of people. But his time in office has uninspired double that number, which led to the rise of Donald Trump in the first place."
    =======
    Obama "inspired" many Tea Party types, "birthers" , and assorted racial hate groups to rise up during the past 8 years of his presidency. Is that his fault? These people hated him from day one. That same racial resentment that a lot of white folks feel is part of the very foundation of the Donald Trump campaign.
    You're blind if you can't see that.

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    Well, you were kinda making some sense in the beginning, but now you've totally just gone off the rails.
    Thanks for sharing, though.

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    Well, you were kinda making some sense in the beginning, but now you've totally just gone off the rails.
    Thanks for sharing, though.

  • VeyoncèSupreme

    The government is behind this all. Smh. A terrorist captured alive?? Yea ok. Be careful ppl.

  • Indies beauty

    Thanks for your breakdown. It allowed me to understand your opinion. Although I don't agree with your statements I respect your perspective.

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    "Who said it wasn't terrorism?"
    ====
    Really? So the authorities didn't initially say that it was not terrorism? Either you just love to argue, or maybe you haven't been following this story closely from the beginning. Either way, feel free to click below:

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/explosion-which-wounded-29-new-york-was-intentional-not-terrorism-1581910

    http://m.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11712173

    Next time you might want to get the facts on your side before you argue with people. Nothing more to argue about here. Have a good night .

  • VM

    I was thinking the same thing.

  • S T

    Oh no, DJ Khalid, is that you?

  • S T

    Oh, and that he was reaching for his waist band. Don't forget that.

  • S T

    Ohhh I saw one at the AIRPORT a few days ago wearing a Tshirt with the US Flag. Beneath it said:
    "If this flag offends YOU, I'll help YOU pack."

    A GROWN male, took the time to PUT ON THIS TSHIRT AND WORE IT in a very public setting, TO INCITE. But say somethin in response to his clear instigation, and he'll start acting like any b1tch! Butt hurt about Kaepernick (sp?), and doesn't know ish about it. The immaturity is sometimes unbelievable. Sick. #SociopathicCulture. All that to say, I'm so with you on your comment, it's amazing how spoiled-brat-childlike they are. Smh.

  • MsJosie667

    I believe so too. They want to find out who he is connected too, otherwise his azz would have been dead.

  • Nina Ross

    How convenient

  • sunni_daze

    Another unarmed black man is killed, while a terrorist is taken alive. Can someone explain this sh!t to me?

  • sunni_daze

    I just told my guy that. It was time for a fake scare.

  • Blue

    Thank you jenie!

  • Blue

    If he was black...

  • R in NYC

    A truly sick and crazy country

  • Quitedeliteful

    I really glad they let him live. This way he doesn't go out in a 'blaze of glory' waiting for all them virgins to service his azz. He can now sit in jail the rest of his life wondering why ISIL has not put any money on his books. They should also shut down his daddy's fried chicken joint.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I really glad they let him live. This way he doesn't go out in a 'blaze of glory' waiting for all them virgins to service his azz. He can now sit in jail the rest of his life wondering why ISIL has not put any money on his books. They should also shut down his daddy's fried chicken joint.