2 Former Senators Found Dead

thorbiorn

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I think the Cs were talking about keeping everyone dependent on the system and the "chancellor"/leader to protect them.
Excuse me for not expressing my idea more clearly, what I had in mind was:

While it is true that the C's in relation to the Sandy Hook event were referring to instilling the public need for the protection of the "chancellor and his pals", would any future thing "like JFK, RFK, John Lennon, Diana, and others of note" be more easily digested by the masses, if known individuals but of a little less note than a JFK etc. were killed on a slightly more frequent basis leading up to a planned assassination of one of the "others of note", thus leaving the impression: "Oh well, others have died before him or her, so nothing to get excited about."
 

Ocean

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Breaking: Murdered Arkansas Former GOP State Senator Believed She Was Closing In On Child Trafficking Ring In Arkansas State Government

Former Republican Arkansas state Senator Linda Collins-Smith, who was found murdered in her home this week in Pocahontas, Arkansas, believed she was closing in on a child-trafficking ring working from within the Arkansas state government.

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A verified source close to Collins-Smith told CD Media that she was about to go public with incriminating information on sitting judges in Arkansas, who were involved in taking children from poor women via the Department of Human Services (child protective services) in Arkansas and selling them to wealthy individuals. The source also disclosed that Collins-Smith believed the perpetrators were using illegal aliens to facilitate the crimes which included murdering the mothers of the stolen children.

In another ominous twist to the story, former Oklahoma state Sen. Jonathan Nichols was found murdered in his home in Norman, Oklahoma yesterday. Our source believes the two murders are connected.

CD Media has much more information to release but we are in the process of verifying the information first. Please check back for further developments.
 

c.a.

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Oopsie......:whistle:
June 6, 2019
The suicides of a veteran chief and a homicide detective prompted the police commissioner to urge officers to seek help if they feel despondent
One was a veteran deputy chief found dead in his police vehicle in the neighborhood where he worked. The other was a longtime homicide detective, discovered lifeless hours later in the dark marshlands of southern Brooklyn.

Both men had killed themselves, startling back-to-back suicides that prompted senior police officials to make direct pleas to troubled officers on the 36,000-member force to seek help.

“To the cops here today, I need you to know, help is available to you,” said the police commissioner, James P. O’Neill, in a news conference on Thursday. “Help is here, you are never alone.”



“No situation is hopeless,” Chief Terence A. Monahan, the Police Department’s highest-ranking uniformed officer, said in one video posted on social media. “You put strangers first every day. Now it’s time to prioritize your own health and well-being. And don’t forget to check in with your fellow cops.”

The two men, who died Wednesday and Thursday, had a combined experience of almost 80 years and had seen other officers take their lives before finally taking the same route.

On Wednesday, the body of Deputy Chief Steven J. Silks, 62, was found shortly before sunset near Forest Hills Stadium and the precinct station house where he worked. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the police said.

Stunned by the death of the popular chief, the department found itself the next day scrambling to find a missing detective, Joseph Calabrese, 58, after his empty vehicle was found beside the Belt Parkway near a beach. A massive search was launched by air and sea — with helicopters, divers and about 100 officers — before the detective’s body was found Thursday afternoon near Plumb Beach.

The suicides brought to the fore a longstanding problem for New York City police and officers all over the country. The hardships of police work and the proximity of a deadly weapon can often bring about a tragic result — almost every other day in the United States last year, with 159 deaths.

Over the last decade, 48 New York City officers have killed themselves, officials said. Four died last year, and three so far this year.

Officials praised both men as two of the most exemplary officers on the force. “I am shocked and shattered beyond belief,” said Michael J. Palladino, president of the Detectives’ Endowment Association. “Joseph Calabrese was a dedicated detective, union official, husband and father. He was the salt of the earth.”



Chief Silks, who had previously served in Queens South, Brooklyn, the department’s Counterterrorism division and as commanding officer of the firing range at Rodman’s Neck, was praised as “one of the most capable and most dependable cops this job has ever seen” by Mr. O’Neill.

“His whole life in fact was devoted to New York City, to its police officers and to fighting crime and to protecting all the people we serve,” Mr. O’Neill said. “He wanted to make our great city a better place for all, and he certainly did exactly that every day.”

Assistant Chief Martin Morales, the commanding officer of Queens North, said about Chief Silks on Twitter: “He was a one-of-a-kind, well-accomplished individual & an amazing storyteller.


Both men had spent decades with the Police Department; Chief Silks for 38 years, Detective Calabrese, 37 years. It is unclear whether they knew one another. Chief Silks, an avid outdoorsman, marathoner and mountaineer, had just put in his retirement paperwork. He faced mandatory retirement before his 63rd birthday next month.

In April, the department held a symposium on officer suicide at Police Headquarters, bringing together more than 300 researchers and officers. More law enforcement officers in the United States have died by suicide in recent years than have been killed in the line of duty, the police said.

“We can’t hide from this discussion,” Mr. O’Neill said. “We should not and we will not.”

Comment's:
DC S Silks heavy lead in Weiner (HRC) laptop investigation. Was it ANOTHER murder trail by / FOR Clintons, simultaneous with 2 ex-state Sen (OK, AR) as well? If Clintons, make arrests, Find out the TRUTH 4 SILKS. DON'T COVER IT UP!
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/06/another-former-republican-state-senator-found-dead-at-home-with-gunshot-wound/ …
 

angelburst29

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Possibly related:


2 NYPD Veterans found dead by apparent suicide. One was a homicide detective, the other was a Deputy Chief.
This incident could be "just an accident" or pre-mediated?

Texas police chief, Army veteran, missing after being knocked overboard from boat
Texas police chief, Army veteran, missing after being knocked overboard from boat

June 8, 2019 -Authorities spent Friday afternoon and evening searching Galveston Bay for one of their own after a local police chief was knocked overboard from a fishing boat.

Chris Reed, who serves as police chief for Kemah, Texas, located on the Gulf Coast just southeast of Houston, was knocked off the boat by a larger passing vessel near Texas City, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.



"The initial report is, they caught a wake from another vessel passing through the area and became off balance and fell overboard," said Texas Emergency Management Coordinator Tom Munoz.

Reed's wife called 911 to report her husband had fallen overboard at about 4 p.m. local time, authorities said.
PHOTO: The U.S. Coast Guard searched Galveston Bay for missing Kemah, Texas, Police Chief Chris Reed, who fell overboard from a fishing boat on Friday, June 7, 2019. (KTRK)

PHOTO: The U.S. Coast Guard searched Galveston Bay for missing Kemah, Texas, Police Chief Chris Reed, who fell overboard from a fishing boat on Friday, June 7, 2019. (KTRK)

He was not wearing a life jacket.

"Chief Reed is a big, big part of Galveston County law enforcement," Texas City Police Chief Joe Stanton said at a press conference Friday night. "I want to thank all of the agencies that have responded -- the response has been overwhelming -- and our hearts and prayers go out to the family."

"We're a tight-knit group here and he's one of ours, and we're out there and we're going to find him," Stanton added.

On Saturday morning, the city released a statement on Facebook sending "prayers and thoughts" to Reed's family as the search continued.

We will continue our search efforts through this evening and into tomorrow morning and the Coast Guard will continue its search efforts as long as we feel that he is viable on the surface," Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Caren Damon told reporters Friday evening.

Reed also serves on the board for the Clear Creek Independent School District.

Reed is a former Army paratrooper who took over as Kemah police chief two years ago. He has three adult children.


Both men had spent decades with the Police Department; Chief Silks for 38 years, Detective Calabrese, 37 years. It is unclear whether they knew one another. Chief Silks, an avid outdoorsman, marathoner and mountaineer, had just put in his retirement paperwork. He faced mandatory retirement before his 63rd birthday next month.
I sense "suicide" is probably highly unlikely in both officers deaths? Both were seasoned officers and close to retirement (with full benefits) and in the event of a suicide, life insurance policies will not pay out the claim - leaving the family to use other means towards burial. Plus, the suicide leaves a black mark on their career achievements.

The suicides of a veteran chief and a homicide detective prompted the police commissioner to urge officers to seek help if they feel despondent
And this statement by the Police Commissioner, sounds more like a cover-up, to take the attention away from a "possible motive" in the two deaths?
 

Voyageur

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Regarding Senator Linda Collins-Smith, very sad, as are the others. It was also noted that husband, a Judge, had earned his law degree from "University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1979" and it was at this time (at UofA) that "that fall, a young partner at the Rose Law Firm, Hillary Rodham, now Hillary Rodham Clinton, taught a workshop as part of the trial advocacy course."

Legal fields are small, and the Judge was a democrat.

Moving along, immediately this case has a gag order issued by another Judge:

Circuit Judge Harold S. Erwin signed off on a gag order Wednesday morning preventing the release of major material in the investigation, including law enforcement and medical reports.

The document refers to the investigation into Collins-Smith’s death but provides no additional information about how she died.

Prosecutors asked the judge to sign off on the seal, writing in a motion that releasing documents typically public in any criminal case “could hamper the ability of the court to impanel a fair and impartial jury by prejudicial pretrial publicity.”

Henry Boyce, prosecuting attorney for the Third Judicial District, did not immediately return messages seeking further comment.
Pretrial publicity is sometimes the case, however not always depending on who is a suspect. No indications of a suspect, yet a list is likely being compiled.

That last Twiiter post you had there, c.a., sure makes one wonder where this could go; if the evidence lead there, and yet if it did point in that direction, it probably won't see too much light.
 

c.a.

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It's getting stranger, and stranger by the day.

U.S. Commerce Department official Lola Gulomova, who previously worked for NASA and the World Bank, was killed on Friday in an apparent murder-suicide in Washington, D.C., local officials say. The suspect was identified as her husband.

The incident happened at about 9:25 a.m. when officers responded to the 4300 block of Windom Place, Northwest, for a welfare check, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. When officers arrived, they gained entry to the residence and observed a man with a handgun.

“Officers heard a gunshot then found the adult male suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound,” police said in a statement. “An unconscious and unresponsive adult female was also found inside the residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.”

Gulomova, who was 45 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband, 51-year-old Jason Rieff, was rushed to an area hospital where he was also pronounced dead, according to police. The couple had two children but they were not at home at the time of the shooting.

“Preliminary investigation by detectives from the Homicide Branch suggest that Ms. Gulomova’s death is a homicide and Mr. Rieff’s death is a suicide,” police said. “The investigation also revealed that this incident is domestic in nature.”

Javlon Vakhabov, the Uzbek Ambassador to the United States, said he was “absolutely shocked” by the news.

“We lost a true friend of Uzbekistan. My deepest sympathies to her close ones,” he said. “Have met her last week at the [embassy]. She was supposed to leave for Tashkent [on Saturday] to lead [the] first ever trade mission to Uzbekistan.”

Gulomova was originally from Tajikistan and graduated from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. in 2001. She worked at the Work Bank as a consultant for more than two years and later joined the United Methodist Committee on Relief.

In 2006, Gulomova became NASA Deputy Russia Representative at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow to manage bilateral space relations between the U.S. and Russia, according to a government profile. As part of her work, she ensured that U.S. astronauts on the International Space Station received appropriate support.

Gulomova joined the U.S. Commerce Department in 2008 and worked at diplomatic posts in Guangzhou, China; Taipei, Taiwan; and New Delhi, India. She covered major sectors such as civil aviation, energy, and foreign investment in the U.S. While working in India, she supported numerous high-level visits, including a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama in November 2010.


 

angelburst29

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U.S. Commerce Department official Lola Gulomova, who previously worked for NASA and the World Bank, was killed on Friday in an apparent murder-suicide in Washington, D.C., local officials say. The suspect was identified as her husband.
A Foreign Service couple’s contentious divorce ends in deadly violence
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/a-foreign-service-couples-contentious-divorce-ends-in-deadly-violence/2019/06/08/2a3652cc-89e3-11e9-98c1-e945ae5db8fb_story.html?utm_term=.f8c5d95d9359

They were scheduled to be in D.C. Superior Court Friday morning to work out the final details of a fiercely contested divorce. But Lola Gulomova and Jason Rieff never made it.

Shortly before the 10 a.m. hearing was to begin, Rieff’s lawyer got an urgent message from her client, according to two law enforcement officials familiar with the case who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss an active police investigation. Something was wrong at the couple’s house near American University in Northwest Washington.

The lawyer, Jenny Brody, said she called 911, and police, fearing a mental health emergency, broke down the front door to the redbrick home. They were met by the 51-year-old Rieff holding a handgun, according to a police report. Police said he retreated and shot himself in the head.

In another room, police said, they found 45-year-old Gulomova dead from several gunshot wounds. Police said they believe Rieff killed her before he shot himself. He died at a hospital.

Both Gulomova and Rieff were career Foreign Service officers, and they frequently traveled together in joint postings overseas. A friend said the two met at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in the District. The couple married in 2000 and had two daughters, who police said were not home during the shootings.

Their older daughter had been due to be promoted from the fifth grade Friday evening at a ceremony at Janney Elementary School in Tenleytown. The principal postponed the event, noting in a letter to parents that “one of our Janney families has been greatly impacted by a recent tragedy.”

From interviews with two friends and court documents, it appears that the couple’s marital problems began in 2015, after they returned from their last joint overseas assignment. Eventually, Gulomova filed for divorce.

Court records show that Rieff became angry when he learned that Gulomova had accepted a four-year posting to Belgrade, set to start in summer 2020, and that she planned to take their two young daughters.

A judge in March granted Gulomova a default divorce after Rieff repeatedly missed hearings and gave her custody of the children. But the judge had set another hearing for Friday to hear from Rieff’s newly hired lawyer who had contested the decision, saying that her client had not received adequate notice.
 

angelburst29

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I'm unable to gather much information on this Philadelphia Deputy Sheriff but his death is suspicious? He died last Friday (June 7) and it's just being reported in the open media. The reports seem to "play up that he was openly gay and was a liaison with the LGBT community," yet, he was only 27, an Army vet and had the highest score on the Deputy Sheriff's exam - when he applied for the job in 2013. He was scheduled to be promoted to Sergeant on July 1st, less then a month away ... but he decided to commit suicide at his desk?

Philadelphia’s first openly gay deputy sheriff found dead
Philadelphia’s first openly gay deputy sheriff found dead


June 11, 2019 - A 27-year-old man who was Philadelphia's first openly gay Deputy Sheriff was found dead in his office last Friday (June 7) from what is believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Dante Austin was the Philadelphia Sheriff’s office’s first LGBT+ community liaison officer.

He was found dead at his desk two days before the Philadelphia Pride parade.

“This is a tragedy for the Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Austin’s family and the local LGBTQ community,” said Sheriff Jewell Williams, in a statement released by the Philadelphia Sheriff’s office.

“Dante was a person who believed in and cared about everybody,” said Williams.

“He had the highest score on the Deputy Sheriff’s exam when he was hired in November 2013. He was our first openly gay deputy sheriff and we promoted him to become our first LGBTQ community liaison in May 2017. Dante was scheduled to be promoted to Sergeant on July 1, 2019.”

Austin was also an Army veteran.

On Friday, the Sheriff’s office closed at midday and the rainbow flag outside Philadelphia’s city hall flew at half mast.

While officials believe that Austin died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, they are waiting for confirmation from the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Austin had previously worked with Michael Grossberg and the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund, which is an organisation providing funding to LGBT+ nonprofits.

“I think the LGBT community in Philadelphia has struggled with issues of race and issues of equality and having leaders like Dante in our community was really fundamental,” Grossberg said.

The Mayor’s commission on LGBT+ affairs in Philadelphia also released a statement.

“Dante worked tirelessly, always, to lift up the most marginalised among us, to secure safety and protection for the most vulnerable, and to serve his community with unparalleled dedication and a warmth and generosity that moved so many of us,” it read.

“Dante’s legacy is one of boldness, bravery, compassion, and an unfailing commitment to a kinder and more just world for all. As we move forward in mourning and honouring our friend and colleague, may we cherish and celebrate the ways he changed us, improved our city, and protected and saved lives.”


Philadelphia's first openly gay deputy sheriff found dead at his desk in apparent suicide
Philadelphia's first openly gay deputy sheriff found dead at his desk in apparent suicide

June 10, 2019 - Philadelphia's first openly gay Deputy Sheriff committed suicide at his desk from an apparent gunshot wound on Friday, just before the city's weekend of pride celebrations were set to begin.

Dante Austin, 27, was found dead at his desk at the Philadelphia Sheriff's office. An official cause of death is awaiting confirmation from the local Medical Examiner's office.

Austin was an Army veteran who also served as the department's first LGBTQ community liaison and was known as a "fierce advocate." He was set to be promoted to the position of sergeant next month, according to CBS Philly.

Sheriff Jewell Williams reflected on Austin's service with the Philadelphia Police Department, which he joined in 2013, and called his death “a tragedy for the Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Austin’s family and the local LGBTQ community.”

He had the highest score on the Deputy Sheriff’s exam when he was hired in November 2013. He was our first openly gay deputy sheriff and we promoted him to become our first LGBTQ community liaison in May 2017.”

The Mayor’s Commission on LGBT Affairs also issued a statement in the wake of Austin's death, describing his significant impact on the community in Philadelphia.


Texas police chief, Army veteran, missing after being knocked overboard from boat
Texas police chief, Army veteran, missing after being knocked overboard from boat

June 8, 2019 -Authorities spent Friday afternoon and evening searching Galveston Bay for one of their own after a local police chief was knocked overboard from a fishing boat.
Texas police chief's body found after being knocked overboard by large wave
Texas police chief's body found after being knocked overboard by large wave

June 10, 2019 - The Coast Guard-led search for a missing Texas Police Chief has ended with the recovery Sunday of his body.

Kemah Police Chief Chris Reed, a paratrooper when he served in the Army,
was reported missing after being knocked off his fishing boat Friday into Galveston Bay by the wake of a passing large vessel.

At 7:54 a.m. Sunday a body matching the description of the chief was recovered from the water by a Galveston County Marine Unit boat crew near mile marker 32 on the west end of the Houston Ship Channel, the City of Kemah said.

Coast Guard search crews covered more than 650 square miles during the approximately 40-hour search.

Reed, 50, was out on his boat with his wife.

Local media reported that he wasn’t wearing a life jacket.

In addition to being police chief and ex-paratrooper, Reed was described as a wrestling coach, city manager, police chief, school board trustee and good friend.
 
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