California man kills mom and burns house before tractor rampage

Ryan Carnan, 29, cruised quiet neighborhoods of Simi Valley, firing randomly before he was shot to death by police. A neighbor encountered the silent gunman minutes before: ‘He just stared at me with this really weird look on his face.’

 California police shot and killed Ryan Carnan, 29, on Saturday after he allegedly murdered his mother and fired more shots at random as he cruised the neighborhood on a tractor.

California police shot and killed Ryan Carnan, 29, on Saturday after he allegedly murdered his mother and fired more shots at random as he cruised the neighborhood on a tractor.  NBC

A California man killed his mother and lit her house on fire before he climbed atop a tractor and cruised tranquil suburban streets, firing randomly until he was gunned down by cops, police said.

The panicked brother of 29-year-old Ryan Carnan called Simi Valley police about 4:45 p.m. on Saturday and said his brother called to say he’d shot their mother.

Officers rushed to the home on Mellow Lane and found it in flames. The woman’s body was inside.

Cops were still at the house when 911 callers began reporting a tractor-driving gunman on a rampage in the Bridle Path neighborhood, a horse park in southwest Simi Valley.

Ryan Carnan, 29, died in a confrontation with police after he killed his mother, lit her house on fire and set out on rampage, firing randomly from a tractor, police said.

Ryan Carnan, 29, died in a confrontation with police after he killed his mother, lit her house on fire and set out on rampage, firing randomly from a tractor, police said. AP

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Pittsburgh SWAT Close Off Area, Hunt For Rooftop Gunman

Uptown SWAT situation


Pittsburgh police blocked off several streets in the uptown area Tuesday morning after reports of a man on a roof with a gun.

At about 8:30 Tuesday morning, a woman told police her boyfriend had a machine gun and was on the roof of a building on De Ruad Street.

The woman was able to get out of the building and was unhurt.

A Channel 11 News crew at the scene reported a heavy police presence, and investigators told people who live and work in the area to remain indoors.

“My cousin went to the door and they told him to get back inside,” said neighbor Stephanie Beechaum, 64.

She said officers were concentrating on an apartment building.

“I counted 23 people in camo go in with a battering ram,” Beechaum said. She said she didn’t know the people involved.

Investigators said they breached an apartment and were unable to find the reported gunman.

Police shut down a stretch of nearby Forbes Avenue and the intersection of Fifth Avenue at the Birmingham Bridge. 

 So far, no arrests have been made. No injuries were reported.

Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE contributed to this report.

Police say gunman opened fire on several police officers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Police are on the hunt for a man who they say opened fire on officers and then fled the scene.

Around 1:45 p.m., police received a call reporting a man with a gun on 11th and Sartain Street in North Philadelphia. When officers arrived, they say they found the suspect armed with a gun, possibly a Tec-9.

The man allegedly fired several shots at the responding officers before fleeing the scene on 13th and Huntingdon Street.

No officers were struck or injured in the shooting. Several officers as well as members of the SWAT team and K9 units are searching for the suspect in abandoned homes and grassy areas.

Exclusive: Austin SWAT Confines Resident To His Own Home

SWAT team demands Infowars reporter get back inside his apartment
August 8, 2013

Infowars reporter Jakari Jackson, along with a few of his neighbors, received a rude awakening today when an aggressive SWAT team showed up to perform an early morning ambush.

Jackson was startled out of his slumber around 5:30am when he heard someone banging on a door loudly. He immediately armed himself and walked to the front door of his Southeast Austin apartment to see what was the matter.

He soon heard a loudspeaker boom that the Austin Police was there to serve a warrant, and could see what looked like an Austin SWAT van parked outside.

He could also hear loud bangs which he believes were likely flash bang grenades.

Ever the intrepid journalist, Jackson grabbed a camera and attempted to film the raid, which happened to target one of his close neighbors.

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SWAT teams new face of police agencies

Militarization of law enforcement going full steam ahead



A key distinction between the U.S. and other nations, even relatively free nations, long has been American restrictions on domestic use of the military, for police actions, law enforcement and keeping things under control.

However, when the local police officer or sheriff’s deputy is equipped with night vision goggles, laser-scope rifles, electronic eavesdropping equipment and body armor and comes up a citizen’s driveway in a military-type personnel carrier with shielded windows and oversize wheels, the prohibitions seem to lose some of their teeth.


It’s an issue on which WND has reported for more than a decade, and others now are taking note.

Since 1878, with the passage of the Posse Comitatus Act, it has long been an established legal principle that the federal government is not allowed to use the military to enforce federal or state laws.

See the BIG LIST of SWAT-team attacks on innocent Americans.

In recent years, the law has been modified to allow the president to deploy federal troops to enforce the law. Two of the most notable cases are President Dwight Eisenhower’s decision to send federal troops into Little Rock, Ark., to enforce desegregation and the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

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Florida gunman kills 6 in standoff with police

Pedro Vargas set fire to his South Florida apartment, killed 6, and held another 2 hostage at gunpoint for three hours before a SWAT team stormed the complex and fatally shot him Saturday, according to police and witness accounts.

Pedro Vargas

Cops say Pedro Vargas, 43, set a combustible liquid on fire to start the blaze


A Florida madman went on a rampage in his apartment complex, killing six innocents, shooting it out with police and holding two people hostage for three hours before cops shot him dead.

Pedro Vargas, 43, began his eight hours of terror early Friday evening by torching the fourth-floor apartment he shared with his mother in the building in Hialeah, just a few miles north of Miami.

Building managers Italo Pisciotti, 79, and his wife, Camira Pisciotti, 69, noticed smoke and ran to Vargas’ residence.

Neighbor Nelson Flores said he witnessed an argument as Pisciotti wanted to call the police — but Vargas insisted he hold off, since he had something to hide.

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The Psychotic Militarization of Law Enforcement

July 17, 2013

“If a widespread pattern of [knock-and-announce] violations were shown . . .
there would be reason for grave concern.”
—Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, in Hudson v. Michigan, June 15, 2006.


How did it ever come down to abandoning peace keeping and accepting law enforcement by any means? Even the New York Times expresses alarm in, When the Police Go Military.

“The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 generally bars the military from law enforcement activities within the United States. But today, some local and city police forces have rendered the law rather moot. They have tanks – yes, tanks, often from military surplus, for use in hostage situations or drug raids – not to mention the sort of equipment and training one would need to deter a Mumbai-style guerrilla assault.”

World Net Daily offers a sad chronicle in the essay, The growing militarization of U.S. police.

“The SWAT concept was popularized by Los Angeles Police Chief Darryl Gates in the late 1960s in response to large-scale incidents for which the police were ill-prepared. But the use of SWAT teams has since exploded. Massive SWAT raids using military-style equipment are becoming routine methods for executing search warrants. One study estimates 40,000 such raids per year nationwide:

“These increasingly frequent raids… are needlessly subjecting nonviolent drug offenders, bystanders, and wrongly targeted civilians to the terror of having their homes invaded while they’re sleeping, usually by teams of heavily armed paramilitary units dressed not as police officers but as soldiers.”

John W. Whitehead writes in the Huffington Post that “it appears to have less to do with increases in violent crime and more to do with law enforcement bureaucracy and a police state mentality.”

Mr. Whitehead is correct as usual. Unfortunately, few other constitutional conservatives seem to have the courage to criticize the thin blue line of establishment regulators.

In a rare moment of real civil liberties concern, the ACLU in The Militarization of Policing in America, initiates a worthwhile project.

“American neighborhoods are increasingly being policed by cops armed with the weapons and tactics of war. Federal funding in the billions of dollars has allowed state and local police departments to gain access to weapons and tactics created for overseas combat theaters – and yet very little is known about exactly how many police departments have military weapons and training, how militarized the police have become, and how extensively federal money is incentivizing this trend. It’s time to understand the true scope of the militarization of policing in America and the impact it is having in our neighborhoods. Since March 6th, ACLU affiliates in 25 states filed over 260 public records requests with law enforcement agencies and National Guard offices to determine the extent to which federal funding and support has fueled the militarization of state and local police departments.”

One of the “so called” unintended consequences of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is the intentional indoctrination of troops into the culture of excessive force, citizen combatant threats and indiscriminate brutality. The suppression of common law natural rights is the ultimate causality of this deranged and profane mind control.

The study Can a Veteran go into Law Enforcement after a PTSD Diagnosis?, inquiry provides a useful comparison chart of several police agencies. The summary concludes that several agencies stated that they had hired individuals with histories of PTSD and most agencies did not have specific protocols for evaluating PTSD.If military training becomes instinctive and reactive, treating civilians as expected terrorists, why would society presume that stateside transition into a police academy course will purge the damaging traits of urban warfare?

Behind the curtain of “public safety” the real controllers adopt and practice their perverse version of, The Psychopathic Influence, that dominates the domestic police mentality.

Both the financial elite and their servants who maintain this system, appear to exhibit behavior that is consistent with symptoms associated with a medical disorder known as psychopathy.(*) Psychopaths, also called sociopaths, are categorized as those who exhibit superficial charm and intelligence, and are absent of delusions or nervousness. Their traits include:

– Unreliability

– Frequent lying

– Deceitful and manipulative behavior (either goal-oriented or for the delight of the act itself)

– Lack of remorse or shame

– Antisocial behavior

– Poor judgment and failure to learn by experience

– Incapacity for love

– Poverty of general emotions

– Loss of insight

– Unresponsiveness in personal relations

– A frequent need for excitement

– An inflated self-worth

– An ability to rationalize their behavior

– A need for complete power

– A need to dominate others

Often candidates with such a Napoleonic complex, demonstrate that they really are “little men”, when it comes to their desire to become goons. The Police Are Paramilitary Thugs, makes a valid point.

“In America, our cops are becoming less and less distinguishable from the security apparati of 1970s-era petty dictatorships in Central and South America. Where once they wore uniforms which were appropriate to civil servants, albeit ones with guns, they now don the habiliments of what more closely resembles a paramilitary organization, and they have the bullying, menacing, we’re-above-the-law attitudes to go along with them. These attitudes are demonstrated in this video, which unambiguously shows one such paramilitary — what point is there in referring to them any longer as “cops” since that term suggests a civil role? – Seizing a video recording device from an innocuous bystander. The transparently absurd justification for the seizure was that the device contained evidence that the person being arrested was “resisting”, and therefore, they were entitled to take it.”

The destructive role of federal involvement in local police functions is discussed in How Cops Became Soldiers: An Interview with Police Militarization Expert Radley Balko.How did 9/11 alter the domestic relationship between the military and police?

“It really just accelerated a process that had already been in motion for 20 years. The main effect of 9/11 on domestic policing is the DHS grant program, which writes huge checks to local police departments across the country to purchase machine guns, helicopters, tanks, and armored personnel carriers. The Pentagon had already been giving away the same weapons and equipment for about a decade, but the DHS grants make that program look tiny.

But probably of more concern is the ancillary effect of those grants. DHS grants are lucrative enough that many defense contractors are now turning their attention to police agencies — and some companies have sprung up solely to sell military-grade weaponry to police agencies who get those grants. That means we’re now building a new industry whose sole function is to militarize domestic police departments. Which means it won’t be long before we see pro-militarization lobbying and pressure groups with lots of (taxpayer) money to spend to fight reform. That’s a corner it will be difficult to un-turn. We’re probably there already. Say hello to the police-industrial complex.”

The predictable consequences of the dominance from DC, is that the district of criminals impose a system that inevitably results in Botched Paramilitary Police Raids. An interactive map of botched SWAT and paramilitary police raids, released in conjunction with the Cato policy paper “Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids,” by Radley Balko, illustrates his contention.”To Protect and Serve” is now an euphemism for breaking heads. Police Thugs Claim They’re Here to “Serve” wants you to believe that “police are basically the same all over the world: they describe their role of carrying out the force and coercion required by those wanting to control others as being a role of “serving the people.” Those who are at the receiving end of the force and coercion are usually submissive and question nothing.” Tell that to Adam Kokesh.

The “Code of Silence” enables The Militarization of American Police, to blow smoke on a gullible public. Accountability and recourse is a myth. The SWAT system whacks the public as if they were nuisance flies.

“Police supporters claim the public already has plenty of oversight. But observers always find the same pattern: The internal investigations are not public, and the deputies stay on the force with no obvious punishment. The DA exonerates the deputies. The grand jury only gets involved in the most highly publicized cases, and such juries are controlled by the DA and represent a narrow, conservative demographic. (Around here, it’s mostly retired government workers who can afford to spend half their day working at the court for virtually no pay.) When a member of the public files a complaint with a police or sheriff’s department, it typically takes months to hear anything back. Then the only legal requirement is for the agency to say whether the complaint was “sustained” or “not sustained.” Such complaints are rarely sustained.”

The psychotic statists that have no problem with the militarization of law enforcement are enemies of the people. How far has this country fallen . . . Listen to the fateful words of the nature of the police by the original Godfather of the Chicago Gestapo. The demented and mentally deranged oligarchy, who is at war with the American public, is the true terrorist. Police need to examine, recite and act upon the Oath KeepersDeclaration Of Orders We Will Not Obey.