Sunday, December 28, 2014

A Look Back On The News Events Of 2014

The year 2014 has been a very tragic year, maybe one of the worst years in a very long time. The United States and around the world has experienced some of the most deadliest virus from the Enterovirus killing our infants and toddlers to the Ebola virus.
We are fighting in the battlefields world-wide with the War on ISIS and a battle right here on our own soil with the new race war and protesters waging war on our own police officers, who serve and protect so many to our own civil liberties being slowly stripped away. 

All the current news events would cause any person to question what our future holds for us. We can only pray 2015 will be a better year than the past year. 

January 2014

On January 17, 2014, President Obama announces NSA Reforms. President Obama says the activities of NSA were legal, he recognizes some civil liberties will be compromised. "Our system of government is built on the premise that our liberty cannot depend on the good intentions of those in power," Obama says. "It depends on the law to constrain those in power." 

February 2014

On February 24th, the Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announces that the Pentagon will be reduce the U.S. Army to the smallest size it's been since before World War II. The cuts will include eliminating the A-10 aircraft. Cuts will also include reducing our US military benefits and reducing the size of the army from its current 520,000 soldiers to between 440. The last time the U.S. Army had 450,000 was in 1940. The cuts come as the Pentagon prepares for a trillion dollars in spending reductions over the next decade.

March 2014

On March 25, 2014, President Obama announces another reform to the NSA Plan, the U.S government will no longer be permitted to access personal phone records. However, The phone companies will be required to keep a record of every phone record for at least a 18 month period. 

April 2014

On April 15, Iraq announces the "complete closure" of Abu Ghraib Prison. The Iraqi government cites security concerns as the reason for the closure due to the Sunni insurgency over the last year.

May 2014

On May 23rd, a shooter kills 6 and wounds 13 in Isla Vista, California. The gunman that was identified as Elliot Rodger, age 22 posts a video on YouTube Channel called "Elliot Rodger's Retribution" and expresses his anger about being rejected by women and plots his revenge in a 137 page manifesto. 

June 2014

On June 25th, the Supreme Court rules on cell phone privacy. On a unanimous vote the Supreme Court rules the police need a warrant to obtain the phone records of anyone they may arrest. 

July 2014

ISIS claims territory in Iraq. On July 1st, ISIS changes it's name to the Islamic State and claims the territory of Anbar province and most of Ninevah. Iraqi forces with the guidance of the U.S. military begin developing strategies to maintain Bagdad. 

August 2014

August 8th the United States begin the first of many airstrikes on ISIS. A series of 13 air strikes hit ISIS.

In mid August the United States experience the Enterovirus Outbreak claiming the lives of 1,152 confirmed deaths between mid August to December 18th. 

August 9th the Police shooting of 19 year old Michael Brown enrages the city of Ferguson igniting rioting and looting. 

August 16th, a state of emergency is declared in the city of Ferguson and the National Guard is called in a attempt to restore peace in Ferguson, Missouri.

August 19th, ISIS kills American journalist James Foley, age 40 in retaliation for air strikes. 

September 2014

On September 30th, the CDC announces the first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States. The CDC informs the United States that a doctor traveling from Liberia treating Ebola victims in West Africa arrived in Texas and is now the first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States. The United States has 10 confirmed cases of Ebola this year. 

October 2014

On October 22nd, a gunman named Michael Ziehaf Bibaeu was shot and killed during the attacks on Ottowa Parliament. The attacks are said to be in retaliation for Canada's support in the war on ISIS and for joining the United States in the ISIS air strikes. As a result of the attack carried out by Bibaeu and another gunman, a one Parliament member was killed and 3 injured. 


On November 20th, President Obama announces his Executive Order on Immigration Reform. Delaying the deportation of nearly 5 million illegal immigrants.


On December 3rd protests erupt in New York City over the choke hold decision of Eric Garner.

On December 20th, two NYPD officers by the names of Wenijaun Liu and Rafael Ramos by a resent Islamic convert Ismaaiyl Brinsly. 

Ismaaiyl Brinsly

Video: Former NYBD Officers Have a Message Written the Sky for Mayor De Blasio

Former NYPD officers pulled their money together to send a message written in the sky for Mayor De Blasio. In light of the current execution style murders of two NYPD officers, many are calling for the resignation of Mayor De Blasio over his anti-police rhetoric and lack of support for the NYPD. Without the support of many New York City citizens and the NYPD there is no way to restore their faith in the Mayor and making it difficult for De Blasio to successfully finish the remainder of his term. 

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