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Man Arrested For Urinating Near White House Had A Cache Of Weapons In His Car
A man was arrested on the morning of Sept. 22 near the White House after a cache of arms were found in his car, reports CNN. Police reportedly uncovered the stockpile of weapons after encountering the suspect allegedly urinated outside a nearby art gallery and subsequently searching his vehicle.
The man, identified as Timothy Joseph Bates, 37, of Collierville, Tennessee, was stopped by police at 7:15 a.m. near 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue — a block from the White House — reportedly told Secret Service Uniformed Division officers that he was in the area to speak with the director of the National Security Agency, Navy Adm. Mike Rogers, and Secretary of Defense James Mattis.
According to an incident report provided to CNN, the man was seeking “advice on missing paychecks and how to get the chip out of my head."
After he admitted to police to possessing multiple weapons in his car — a 2009 Nissan, with Fraternal Order of Police license plates, though it's unclear at this time if the man was known to police — the man agreed to let law enforcement officers search his vehicle.
The search turned up brass knuckles, three knifes, and numerous firearms, as well as suppressors and ammunition. According to The Washington Post weapons included: “a Glock handgun, a Rossi .357, a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson, a Bushmaster M4 assault-style weapon, a Tec-9 with a silencer, an XD-S .45-caliber handgun, a Norinco AK-47, numerous rounds of ammunition, a folding knife, a blackjack and brass knuckles.”
The man was transported to a D.C. facility for “mental observation” and later taken to a local police station, where he was charged with numerous weapons violations.
Seeing as the a fella arrested for going No. 1 outside of the White House wanted to chat with two high-ranking defense officials, it’s possible he may have missed a golden opportunity to chat with the administration’s de facto No. 2 — retired Marine Gen. John Kelly.
According to a Sept. 22 Washington Post report, the White House chief of staff has recently taken to conducting roving patrols of the grounds, where he checks up on Secret Service agents to see if they have what they need — a holdover from his Marine Corps days, no doubt.
Given the excitement of the morning, it’d be interesting to know what Kelly thought of the duty logbook entry that day — and whether or not an unsuspecting 8th and I Marine was put on a working party to clean up the, uh, mess.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that no U.S. troops will take part in enforcing the so-called safe zone in northern Syria and the United States "is continuing our deliberate withdrawal from northeastern Syria."
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan earlier on Friday said Turkey will set up a dozen observation posts across northeast Syria, insisting that a planned "safe zone" will extend much further than U.S. officials said was covered under a fragile ceasefire deal.
On Tuesday at the Association of the U.S. Army's annual conference, Army families had the opportunity to tell senior leaders exactly what was going on in their worlds — an opportunity that is, unfortunately, all too rare.
A new documentary series about Clint Lorance pits the infantry officer convicted of murder against his former soldiers
The fog of war, just kills, and war crimes are the focus of a new documentary series coming to STARZ. Titled Leavenworth, the six-part series profiles 1st Lt. Clint Lorance, the Army infantry officer who was convicted on murder charges for ordering his soldiers to fire on three unarmed Afghan men on a motorcycle, killing two and wounding the third, while deployed to the Zhari district in Kandahar province, on July 2, 2012.
A big stereotype surrounding U.S. service members and veterans is that they are defined only by their military service, from buying "Dysfunctional Veteran" t-shirts to playing hard-boiled, high-octane first-person shooters like Battlefield and Call of Duty (we honestly have no idea where anyone could get that impression).
But the folks at OSD (formerly called Operation Supply Drop), a non-profit veteran service organization that aims to help troops and vets connect with each other through free video games, service programs and other activities, recently found that most of the gamers they've served actually prefer less military-centric fare like sports games and fantasy RPGs.
CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (Reuters) - Shelling could be heard at the Syrian-Turkish border on Friday morning despite a five-day ceasefire agreed between Turkey and the United States, and Washington said the deal covered only a small part of the territory Ankara aims to seize.
Reuters journalists at the border heard machine-gun fire and shelling and saw smoke rising from the Syrian border battlefield city of Ras al Ain, although the sounds of fighting had subsided by mid-morning.
The truce, announced on Thursday by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence after talks in Ankara with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, sets out a five-day pause to let the Kurdish-led SDF militia withdraw from an area controlled by Turkish forces.
The SDF said air and artillery attacks continued to target its positions and civilian targets in Ral al Ain.
"Turkey is violating the ceasefire agreement by continuing to attack the town since last night," SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali tweeted.
The Kurdish-led administration in the area said Turkish truce violations in Ras al Ain had caused casualties, without giving details.