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Joe McKnight's shooter, Ronald Gasser, released from custody

Source: Nola.com

Ronald Gasser, the man authorities say shot and killed former NFL player Joe McKnight, was released from custody overnight without being charged, Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office authorities said Friday morning (Dec. 2).

Gasser, 54, has not been formally charged, said JPSO spokesman Col. John Fortunato. Investigators are consulting with the district attorney's office on the decision whether to formally charge Gasser, Fortunato said.

As the investigation into McKnight's death continues, Fortunato asked anyone with information about the shooting to contact department homicide detectives at 504-364-5393.

McKnight, 28, was shot about 3 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 1) at the intersection of Behrman Highway and Holmes Boulevard in Terrytown. A witness, who declined to give her name, said she saw a man at the intersection yelling at McKnight, who was trying to apologize. The man shot McKnight more than once, the witness said. She said he shot McKnight, stood over him and said, "I told you don't you f--- with me." Then the man fired again, she said.

Read more: http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2016/12/ronald_gasser_suspect_in_joe_m.html#incart_breaking

Nations worst drivers: Utahns

Nation’s worst drivers: Utahns
By LEE DAVIDSON | The Salt Lake Tribune connect
First Published Dec 01 2016 07:00AM • Updated 1 hour ago

QuoteWizard looks at 2 million data points on driving nationally and gives Beehive State a bottom rating.

After looking at 2 million data points nationally about such things as car accidents, traffic tickets and drunken driving, a new study reaches a dark conclusion about the Beehive State.

"Utah's drivers are the worst in the nation," says the study by QuoteWizard, a website for comparing auto insurance.

It says Utah is "second in the rankings for both accidents and speeding, as well as fourth-worst for minor citations."

It adds this sting: "Surprising for a state known for its non-drinking populace, Utah actually made the top 10 for DUIs, coming in at number nine."

They've wanted one since TCU & Baylor got left out

They should just let Houston and doesn't matter who else since they'd would be better than the Iowa/Kansas schools. Hell, North Dakota State would be better than those schools.

Retired general Mattis a top candidate for Pentagon chief

Source: Reuters

James Mattis, the blunt-spoken retired Marine Corps general who headed the U.S. military command covering the Middle East and Afghanistan, emerged on Sunday as a top candidate for defense secretary, with President-elect Donald Trump calling him "very impressive."

Trump, who was holding a series of meetings at his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, with candidates for posts in his incoming administration, met on Saturday with Mattis and Mitt Romney, previously a Trump critic who now is under consideration for secretary of state.

Trump met on Sunday with billionaire investor Wilbur Ross and said he was considering him as commerce secretary. Asked whether he wanted the job, Ross told reporters: "Well, time will tell." Trump then met with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a possible candidate for attorney general.

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, who made an unsuccessful bid for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, will meet with Trump on Monday and is being considered for Cabinet posts including defense, energy and veterans affairs positions, Trump's transition team said.

Read more: http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN13F0SM

New CIA Director Mike Pompeo on torture, Muslims, terror, Iran, NSA spying

WASHINGTON Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas, just tapped to be Donald Trump’s new CIA director, has had a lot to say about torture, Muslims, terrorism, the Iranian nuclear deal and NSA spying. Here’s a sample:

Pompeo on the release of the 2014 Senate torture report:

“Our men and women who were tasked to keep us safe in the aftermath of 9/11 — our military and our intelligence warriors — are heroes, not pawns in some liberal game being played by the ACLU and Senator Feinstein,” Pompeo said in a statement on Dec. 9, 2014. “These men and women are not torturers, they are patriots. The programs being used were within the law, within the constitution, and conducted with the full knowledge Senator Feinstein. If any individual did operate outside of the program’s legal framework, I would expect them to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

“It is hard to imagine a sound reason that Senator Feinstein would put American operators and their families at risk—by demanding the release of details that are not in any way related to the legality or appropriateness of the programs. The intelligence collection programs described in the report have been in the news and hot topics for discussion for years. The sad conclusion left open is that her release of the report is the result of a narcissistic self-cleansing that is quintessentially at odds with her duty to the country.

“Moreover, the release of this report makes our nation is less secure. Our friends and allies across the world, who have worked closely with us to crush the Islamic jihad that threatens every Kansan and every American, now know the United States government will not honor its commitments. Their willingness to work with us in the future is now greatly diminished.”


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