Thursday, March 31, 2016

What life is like after police ransack your house and take ‘every belonging’ — then the charges are dropped

A self-described Michigan “soccer mom” who had “every belonging” taken from her family in a 2014 drug raid has been cleared of all criminal charges, 19 months after heavily armed drug task force members ransacked her home and her business. But in many ways, her ordeal is only beginning.

The World On Fire

The FBI is protected by International Criminal Organizations'
When they all work together they create this triad.
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“Nearly Half Of The Great Barrier Reef To Die In The Next Month”, Abrupt Climate Shift Is Now

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is one of the "7 wonders of the world", nearly half of it is expected to die in the next month. Why? The 2 minute video below is a breaking news update from the front lines.


We at The Pretty Lie are many. We will continue to monitor anyone in public office. We will baptize those in  firelight who are found to be in violation of their oath of public office and who victimize the vulnerable by operating outside the scope of their authority.
We remain unafraid and diligent in the exposure of the wicked ones who prey upon the less fortunate. We encourage everyone to start vetting the candidates before the elections are held and before they can do further damage to our communities.
Be forewarned that evildoers will be added to our cast of characters in the theater of justice, where the pure truth never lies.Because when good men do nothing, evil prevails.

RED ALERT: Cheney warns of another MUCH DEADLIER 9/11 style attack as Dow soars above 17,746

(INTELLIHUB) — Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, who many believe had insider knowledge of, or even involvement with, the September 11, 2001 attacks, went on CNN Thursday to talk about his book titled “Exceptional — Why the World Needs a Powerful America,” co-authored by his wife. During the broadcast Cheney also spoke about the current state of the nation’s security and defenses, which Cheney said has diminished greatly with the Obama Administration. Shockingly, Cheney also warned of another 9/11 style attack.

Cheney blamed the Obama Admin for spawning ISIS and said that the Obama Admin failed to “follow through” with tough strategies the Bush Administration put into place and withdrew from the Middle East “as quickly as possible” which ultimately allowed ISIS to “fill the vacuum.”

Robots will soon control the weather

Engineers and meteorologists from Nevada have joined forces to create the first autonomous cloud seeding platform - using drones to control the weather.
Cloud seeding is a technique where small particles are dropped into a cloud from an aircraft or rocket to alter the microphysical processes going on inside and make it rain (or snow).
Research on the subject has been ongoing for more than a century, but it's still not clear how well it actually works in reality - a cloud might produce rain after being seeded, but it's hard to know if that cloud would have just produced rain anyway.
Despite the lack of evidence of its effectiveness, the promise of weather control has lead to a lot of cash being pumped into various cloud seeding schemes. The most famous attempt was probably in 2008 during the Summer Olympics, when China attempted to use cloud seeding to ensure that clouds dropped their rain before passing over the opening and closing ceremonies.

Prosecutor Mary Beth Kur - Charlevoix - Another Wink and a Nudge

While searching for information regarding the some of the players in The Good Old Boys Club here in Northern Michigan, I found this little tidbit of information that may explain why Kur supported Allen Telgenhof in his bid to become the next Charlevoix County Prosecuting Attorney, in spite of the police coming to his home on two occasions to investigate alleged domestic violence between the Telgenhof's. Read this shameful account for yourself at the link below.
It also may explain the discourse between Jarema and Kur and why they were so adamant about getting Jarema out of office, not matter the consequences to the citizens of Charlevoix County.

On May 10, 2004, Charlevoix Sheriff Deputy John Bush Jr. responded to a 911 call at the home of Charlevoix County Prosecutor Mary Beth Kur.

And then there is this news article regarding Kur and Judge May, who by all accounts was a fair judge.

June 19, 2005

Kur says local judge biased

She wants him removed from her cases

PETOSKEY - Former Charlevoix County prosecutor Mary Beth Kur, now a local defense attorney, is seeking to have 90th District Judge Richard May disqualified from hearing her cases, claiming he is biased against her.
      "Judge May's dislike is so great, and it has been made so public, that it has effectively prevented (me) from practicing in Judge May's court," Kur said in a motion in a drunken-driving case she handled before May in Emmet County. May also serves as district judge in Charlevoix County.
      Two circuit judges, the new Charlevoix prosecutor and Emmet prosecutor have since been pulled into the dispute.
      In her motion, Kur gave multiple reasons to disqualify May from her cases, including what she called a "defamatory memo" in March urging Charlevoix commissioners not to appoint Kur to the county's roster of court-appointed attorneys.
      In that letter, May cited "past and current litigation" involving the county and Kur, and further stated "I am not comfortable that decisions (by Kur) are going to be made solely upon what is in the best interest of clients."
      Kur also pointed to disparaging comments May reportedly made about her to Charlevoix County Circuit Judge Richard Pajtas. Pajtas testified at an earlier hearing that the comments prompted him to ask May if he planned to disqualify himself from hearing Kur's cases.

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America used to be the land of opportunity and optimism. Now opportunity is seen as the preserve of the elite: two-thirds of Americans believe the economy is rigged in favour of vested interests. And optimism has turned to anger. Voters’ fury fuels the insurgencies of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders and weakens insiders like Hillary Clinton.
The campaigns have found plenty of things to blame, from free-trade deals to the recklessness of Wall Street. But one problem with American capitalism has been overlooked: a corrosive lack of competition. The naughty secret of American firms is that life at home is much easier: their returns on equity are 40% higher in the United States than they are abroad. Aggregate domestic profits are at near-record levels relative to GDP. America is meant to be a temple of free enterprise. It isn’t.

My Turn: Ted Cruz chose money over American values

In a world where voters no longer trust Washington politicians, there are refreshing new faces running for president who break that mold. The results out of the Iowa caucuses prove these candidates are gaining traction.

Unfortunately, Ted Cruz isn’t one of them. I should know: Mr. Cruz helped a giant Chinese tire manufacturer destroy my family business. He denies being directly involved in the case, but I know differently. We prevailed, but I still have important unanswered questions.

Mr. Cruz recently said our fight was between two Chinese tire manufacturers. That is a lie. I’m the third generation in our family business; we grew from a Chicago tire scrapyard into a manufacturer of tires used all over the world. I invented a tire that changed the mining industry. The innovation was so valuable I protected my intellectual property rights at the U.S. Copyright Office.

Canadian Leader Heading To Secret Meet With Trump-Sanders Reps Killed

A chilling new Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that one of Canada’s most beloved television and radio personalities, Jean Lapierre, was killed yesterday in Quebec Province by “a deliberate terrorist act” when his aircraft was targeted just hours prior to his secretly meeting with top representatives from the American political campaigns of Donald Trump andBernie Sanders. 
According to this report, SVR “assets” this past weekend were monitoring the “movement/actions” of a small contingent of Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/Daesh) terror fighters that were secreted from the Levant War Zone territory of Syria into Turkey then flown out from Incirlik Air Base (IAB), landing first at Canadian Forces Base Greenwood, in Nova Scotia, then completing their flight at Edwards Air Force Basein California.
Upon these Islamic State terror fighters landing in California, this report continues, their US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS/MI6) “handlers/instructors/protectors” transported them to a desert region outside the town of Apple Valley where, this past Sunday (27 March), they began firing their weapons at American citizens who had been hiking and camping in the area.
The SVR notes in this report that this “bizarre/strange” CIA-MI6 exercise involving these Islamic State fighters terrorizing American citizens was “more than likely” intended as a “simulated event” to test the reactions of local police forces who might in the future encounter these terrorists—and is a theory the SVR says is supported by the fact that as soon as local US police and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) forces captured these terrorists, they were all let go “without charge.


If we continue to put garbage in, we are going to continue to get garbage out, and that is the cold, hard reality of the matter

Corrupt Bureau of Land Management successfully kicked out of the sacred Blackfoot Native American Nation

(NaturalNews) It's one of the few victories for the people against an out-of-control federal agency that is growing more lawless and arrogant by the year.

As reported by Indian Country Today, the Bureau of Land Management, which falls under the Department of the Interior (as does the Bureau of Indian Affairs), was forced to cancel an oil and gas lease in the Badger-Two Medicine region in northwestern Montana earlier this month, thereby keeping land that is culturally and traditionally sacred to members of the Blackfoot Nation pristine.

"It's a very historic day for the Blackfeet," said John Murray, the Blackfeet Nation's Historic Preservation Officer, Indian Country Today reported.

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The Corey Lewandowski Frame

As another Lame Cherry exclusive in matter anti matter.

I really would have liked Roger Stone to have addressed this, but as it is left to me again in another Lame Cherry exclusive in matter anti matter......not to be found on the Conservative Treehouse nor any other outlet which houses CIA and FBI minders, with Clinton, Bush and Cruz trolls smearing this blog, this is the reality.

Corey Lewandowski is thee most effective campaign manager in this race or any race, since Lee Atwater breathed life into the morbidity of HW Bush. This entire frame up of Mr. Lewandowski is about filleting off the stupid woman vote.

This was started by the Bush Clinton ad smearing Mrs. Trump, which then lying Ted Cruz tried to blame Mr. Trump for the cheating Ted Cruz stories, which then with that Sykes set up for the establishment along with that GOPliter Scott Walker, brings us to Wisconsin in the fictional "assault" on this Michelle Fields.

Fields reward in this scam is book sales. Everyone knows this is a fraud on her part and her "witness". I will though exclusively post here the 3 photos that prove the fraud at second 4, second 5 and second 6 in the police video which was released.

At second 4 we see a situation where Mr. Trump has just walked away from Ms. Fields, after she grabbed his arm twice. You can see Mr. Lewandowski approaching .


Microsoft accidentally revives Nazi AI chatbot Tay, then kills it again

Microsoft today accidentally re-activated "Tay," its Hitler-loving Twitter chatbot, only to be forced to kill her off for the second time in a week.
Tay "went on a spam tirade and then quickly fell silent again," TechCrunch reported this morning. "Most of the new messages from the millennial-mimicking character simply read 'you are too fast, please take a rest,'" according to the The Financial Times. "But other tweets included swear words and apparently apologetic phrases such as 'I blame it on the alcohol.'"
The new tirade reportedly began around 3 a.m. ET. Tay's account, with 95,100 tweets and 213,000 followers, is now marked private. "Tay remains offline while we make adjustments," Microsoft told several media outlets today. "As part of testing, she was inadvertently activated on Twitter for a brief period of time."


A German historian has unearthed an extremely troubling formal relationship between the Associated Press (AP) and the Nazi party in the 1930’s, in which propaganda produced by the Hitler regime was supplied to American newspapers in exchange for continued access to Germany
After the Nazi party came to power in 1933, they began a campaign of strict image control, which encompassed the banning of almost all international media within Germany. By 1935 most media outlets were forced to close their German bureaus after persistent persecution due to their continued employment of Jews within their agencies.
The New York-based AP was the only international media outlet that was able to maintain operations under the Nazi regime, continuing to operate until the U.S. entered World War II in 1941. This created a paradigm in which the AP became virtually the sole hub of information about Nazi Germany being disseminated to the rest of the world.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

“Mind Blowing”: Die-off in Pacific far worse than anything ever seen before — Expert: Alarm over what’s happening in ocean — Deaths puzzling gov’t scientists, “I’ve never heard of such a thing anywhere in world” — Reports: Beaches full of bodies… Countless carcasses — Official: We want to know if it’s related to Fukushima (VIDEO)

AP, Mar 24, 2016 (emphasis added): Alaska’s massive seabird die-off spreads… Federal biologists last week walked… Katmai National Park and counted 2,000 dead seabirds… “[That's only] a hint of what probably was there… every beach we looked at had dead birds” [US Fish & Wildlife Service's Robb Kaler said]… “if we had rakes we would have found a lot more,” [said retired USGS biologist Tony DeGange]… [Officials surveyed the area] in 2009 and 2012 [and] counted zero and 14 common murres… Last week [they] counted hundreds.
AP, Mar 24, 2016: Seabird die-off takes twist… thousands of common murres were found dead [in an Alaskan] lake… experts were puzzled. “We’ve talked about unprecedented things about this die off. That’s another one,” said [USGS biologist] John Piatt… “6,000, 8,000 birds in the lake is pretty mind-blowing, really… I’ve never heard of any such a thing anywhere in the world.”… [F]ederal agencies are trying to determine if the murre deaths are connected to lack of food… or something else…”This is the thing about this die-off,” Piatt said. “We don’t even know what we don’t know.”
KTVF, Mar 18, 2016: Thousands of Alaska birds dying mysteriously — The massive die-offcontinues to surprise federal scientists. The latest twist was the discovery of thousands of carcasses of common murres along a freshwater Alaska lake… [USGS's John Piatt said] to have more than 6,000 in a lake mind-blowing.
KTUU, Mar 19, 2016: According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the Common Murre [spends] winter at sea, making inland discoveries… that much more alarming.



Inside the world of the 'weed nuns': Sisters who run a medicinal marijuana business pictured smoking cannabis, tending plants and making their pot-infused products in striking picture series

  • Sister Kate and Sister Darcy, who live in Merced, California, began their business Sisters of the Valley last year
  • Using marijuana, the nuns create salves and tinctures made to help with pain management
  • However, the pair were recently banned from selling on Etsy for 'making medical claims' and are battling to keep their business alive 

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    Watch This and Know Something Strange is Going On! (2016-2017)

    Sex Scandal Bombshell! Ted Cruz Named in 2007 DC Madam Ledger!? (Video) Updated

    Source – Rachel Maddow Show – 29 March 2016 (Broadcast Video)
    Written by Freelanced News Investigator Bob Le Mieux. Share freely, but please link and give credit back to this Original Story.
    The 2016 Presidental Candidate Implication starts 7:40. (Starts with a Great Background)

    Man Begs Cop “Please Don’t Shoot Me” Right Before Officer Shoots and Kills Him

    Just seconds before Daniel Shaver was gunned down by a Mesa, Arizona, police officer armed with an AR-15 assault rifle, Shaver was down on the ground, on all fours, literally begging the officer not to shoot him, according to a newly released police report from the incident.
    Shaver was a twenty-six-year-old from Texas, who was gunned down by police back on on January 18th.

    'The worst beating we've seen since Rodney King': Two deputies accused of beating man with 40 blows as he lay helplessly on the floor before taking his jewelry and a 'trophy photo' of his bloodied body

  • Surveillance video captured the horrific beating of Stanislav Petrov
  • Jerome Allen, 50, and Haley Harris, 31, said they watched two deputies beat Petrov with their steel batons up to 40 times 
  • Petrov's attorney said a cop told the couple: 'Hope you enjoyed the show'
  • The Alameda County Sheriff's Department announced a 20-year veteran who was not identified was placed on paid administrative leave
  • He joins Deputies Paul Weiber and Louis Santamaria, who were placed on paid leave after the video was released in November 
  • Authorities said they were chasing Petrov, who allegedly stole a car and led police on a 30 minute chase across the Bay Bridge 
  • Petrov, 29, suffered broken bones in his hands and a concussion

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    North Fox Island and The Oakland Child Killer

    Secrets and Lies

    Date Published 06.14.11

    Were it to happen today, the Oakland County Child Killings would be a leading, Nancy Grace-obsessed news story.  We'd know the victims' names, how many cents the boy had in his pocket when he went to the drugstore for candy and disappeared.

    The details are ready-made for a media culture ravenous for high drama --- over a 13-month period, four white, middle class kids, two boys and two girls, were abducted, kept alive for several days, and murdered.

    The killer was dubbed "The Babysitter," because the children showed evidence of having been cleaned and fed their favorite foods.  A catchy nickname, but inappropriate, in my opinion.  I prefer The Murderer.

    The truth is the case registers very little with the general public.  It's only when I encounter people from Detroit of a certain age --- especially those who, like the victims, were 10 or 11 years old in 1976-1977 --- that there's a look of pained recognition, a somber pall at the memory of a boogeyman come to life.

    "That did happen, right?"  a man who grew up in suburban Detroit said to me once.  "Why do I feel like I might have imagined it?"

    "Probably because it's never talked about," I said.

    Not only did it happen, but the most recent developments in the long-unsolved case are so sensational, so like the broad twists in an amateur paperback mystery, that were I to watch the plot unfold in a thriller on cable I'd snort and say, yeah right.
    Secrets and Lies 

    Part 1

    Another Off-Grider Shutdown: History Channel’s Mountain Man Targeted by Government Zoning Officials

    After 26 years of living off the land, and teaching scores of people about the American Heritage way of getting back to nature, Eustace Conway, who was featured on featured on The History Channel’s Mountain Men, has been forced to close his nature school.

    Trump Exposes Government Controlled Churches

    April 19: Temple Of Baal In New York Is Going Up Same Day The Blood Sacrifice To The Beast Begins

    I am about to share with you some absolutely astounding information.  It turns out that the exact day when reproductions of the arch that stood in front of the Temple of Baal are going to be erected in Times Square in New York City and in Trafalgar Square in London is also the exact day when a very important occult festival related to the worship of Baal begins.  April 19th is the first day of a 13 day period of time known as “the Blood Sacrifice to the Beast” that culminates on the high occult holy day of Beltane on May 1st.  In some parts of the world, Beltane is much better known as “May Day”, and it has been described as the “Illuminati’s second most sacred holiday”.  As you will see below, we have indeed witnessed a disturbing series of “blood sacrifices” during the second half of April in recent years, and many people wonder if there is a connection.
    April 19th is also known as “the Feast of Moloch”.  If you are not familiar with “Moloch” or “Molech”, it is an ancient Canaanite god that is repeatedly denounced in the Old Testament.  Child sacrifice was a key feature of the worship of Moloch, and a giant statue of this pagan deity is set up at the Bohemian Grove in northern California every year.

    Tuesday, March 29, 2016

    Trump under attack by 187 organizations directly funded by George Soros

    There have been many articles written about George Soros and his collectivist activism. Soros is a business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author who is of Jewish-Hungarian ancestry and holds dual citizenship. He is chairman of Soros Fund Management. Discover the Networks has published a comprehensive list of organizations funded by Soros and his Open Society Institute.
    Some of these groups have actively opposed Donald Trump for president and may be part of the recent levels of violence and chaos seen at his rallies. Many of the groups favor: open borders, amnesty, giving illegals voting rights, Muslim migration and social justice.


    The FDA is about to complete the release of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys—unless we respond in force. Action Alert!
    Earlier this month, the FDA made available a draft environmental assessment predicting that the release of genetically engineered mosquitoes in Key Haven, Florida, would have “no significant impact”—which means that the approval for their release is imminent.
    The FDA’s determination is based largely on data submitted by Oxitec, the company producing the GM mosquitoes.
    The stated purpose of this experiment—and make no mistake, this is all wildly experimental, and widely criticized—is to eradicate mosquito populations that are responsible for spreading diseases like dengue fever and Zika. The idea is this: genetically engineered male mosquitoes released into the wild breed with disease-carrying mosquitoes, resulting in offspring that die before they are able to breed.
    As we’ve pointed out before, this is a terrible idea for a number of reasons.
    First, concerns have been raised that the Zika outbreak may be linked to the release of Oxitec’s GM mosquitoes in Brazil three years ago, which was also done for the purpose of combating dengue fever. Some critics of the GM mosquitoes speculate that the presence of the antibiotic tetracycline in the environment could override the genetically modified DNA in the mosquitoes, resulting in increased survival rates of the disease-carrying insects.

    Dirty Bomb Alert Issued After Belgium Atomic Worker Said Killed By German Secret Police

    The Federal Security Service (FSB) is reporting today that it has informed the Security Council (SC) that it has “requested/advised” the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) to immediately issue a “red notice” international arrest warrant against two German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) agents they suspect of having shipped into the Federation “highly radioactive” debris from a 10 March plane crash and, equally importantly, are suspected of killing Belgium atomic plant worker Didier Prospero two days after the 22 March attacks in Brussels. 
    According to this report, the circumstances leading to these “critical actions” undertaken by the FSB were begun earlier today when the Port of Vladivostok reported that their radiation detectors had “sounded an alarm” during the processing of a train car full of scrap metal leased by one of the world’s largest scrap brokers and recyclers, The David J. Joseph Company, that had traveled via the Trans-Eurasia Logistics rail system from Germany in route to China.

    Oath Keeper: ‘Our government has committed treason in Oregon and I have the documents to prove it’

    Oath Keeper threatens federal government with Common Law Grand Jury over 'treasonous activities' surrounding Oregon mineral situation

    WTC South Tower powered down for 36 hours just days before attack, security deactivated on floors 50 and up, many suspicious workers seen coming and going during blackout

    (INTELLIHUB) — A data center worker by the name of Scott Forbes, who was employed in September of 2001 by Fiduciary Trust Company International, who’s data center was located on the 97th floor of the South Tower in the World Trade Center complex before it was destroyed on September 11th by “planes”, has come forth with bombshell information regarding strange events that Forbes himself witnessed take place in the days and weeks leading up to the attacks.

    Forbes said during a radio interview that the company he was employed with at the time, Fiduciary Trust,” and a number of other companies in the tower” were notified just “three weeks in advance […] that there was going to be a power down,” which Forbes said was extremely unusual given the nature, scope, and magnitude of the financial agencies which occupied the tower at the time. In other words, the agencies were not given ample time to prepare for such a power down.
    “The power down was on the Saturday and Sunday prior to 9/11, so that would have been the 8th and 9th of September,” Forbes said, who has never seen or heard of a similar occasion aside from the original bomb scare in 1993.

    Vaxxed: the movie you can’t see, the truth you can’t know

    To all meddlers who know best and are keeping us from exploring “dangerous information” on our own:
    F*** off.
    Is that clear enough?
    Here’s what we don’t need; people who pretend to act like shepherds for our own good, while profiting from their version of the truth.
    The film, Vaxxed (trailer), which Robert De Niro axed from his Tribeca Film Festival, purports to show there is a connection between the MMR vaccine and autism. At least a long-time researcher at the CDC, William Thompson, thinks so. He has stated in writing that he and his colleagues committed scientific fraud and gave the dangerous vaccine a free pass.
    That’s news. We can judge the quality of it for ourselves. We don’t need repulsive nannies to keep us in our rooms under heavy guard.
    We don’t need government flacks and so-called scientists telling us they decide what we can see and can’t see.
    We don’t need soccer moms who vaccinate their kids with 60 shots to make them immune telling us our unvaccinated kids might infect theirs. If their kids are shot up and safe, what are they worried about?


    Bus-Ted Cruz’s Cuban Mistress Crisis is Heating Up

    It’s looking more and more like TrusTed is BusTed.
    Rumors that Ted Cruz has had affairs with not one but FIVE mistresses (at least) began to circulate last week. Cruz accused Donald Trump of planting the story, which was published by The National Enquirer.
    Two days after the story broke, Cruz responded to the accusations of adultery with a bizarre statement, including this gem:
    Well let me be clear: Donald Trump may be a rat, but I have no desire to copulate with him.
    I’m not sure what that means, and I’m positive that I don’t want to know.


    Monday, March 28, 2016

    Why Are Educators Learning How to Interrogate Their Students?

    About a year and a half ago, Jessica Schneider was handed a flyer by one of her colleagues in the child-advocacy community. It advertised a training session, offered under the auspices of the Illinois Principals Association (I.P.A.), in how to interrogate students. Specifically, teachers and school administrators would be taught an abbreviated version of the Reid Technique, which is used across the country by police officers, private-security personnel, insurance-fraud investigators, and other people for whom getting at the truth is part of the job. Schneider, who is a staff attorney at the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, was alarmed. She knew that some psychologists and jurists have characterized the technique as coercive and liable to produce false confessions—especially when used with juveniles, who are highly suggestible. When she expressed her concerns to Brian Schwartz, the I.P.A.’s general counsel, he said that the association had been offering Reid training for many years and found it both popular and benign. To prove it, he invited Schneider to attend a session in January of 2015.

    Central Lake's Armor Express rising from the ashes Manufacturer builds on failure to acquire new success

    TRAVERSE CITY — The analogy of a phoenix rising from its ashes is one that Matt Davis knows all too well. The ancient metaphor closely shadows the story of his own company.
    Some know Matt Davis as the owner of Armor Express, a Central Lake-based body armor manufacturing company. Many also know him as the son of Richard Davis, who founded Second Chance Body Armor in 1970. The company infamously filed for bankruptcy in 2004 after recalling more than 120,000 bulletproof vests. Matt Davis started Armor Express to redeem its name.

    Rise and fall of Second Chance vest Part 1

    This story personally touched my life. I was employed by Second Chance Body Armor when the employees were sent home and SCBA was allowed to violate the Federal W.A.R.N. Act. We were not given 90 days pay or 90 days notice. 
    Davis walks around Central Lake like he is some kind of small town hero, when in reality he destroyed countless lives.
    The Detroit Free Press has amnesia regarding the two part series and I was able to find Part 1 on another forum. I will post Part 2 if and when I can locate them.

    This Michigan man shot himself repeatedly to sell his soft body armor to police. But the vests proved flawed and two cops went down. Now the $50-million-a-year empire is in ruins. And his success story has some holes.

    November 21, 2005

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    Richard Davis, founder of Second Chance Body Armor, would shoot himself to prove the vest's effectiveness. In this April 30, 1997, demonstration in Central Lake, he used a .44 Magnum with a 6-inch barrel. The hole in the shirt after Davis shot himself. Police were sold. "That demonstration reaped millions for him," said David Balash, a former police firearms expert. (1997 photo by LIZ RAFFAELE/Special to Free Press)

    First of two parts

    Inspiration came to Richard Davis, so the story goes, as doctors plucked a bullet from his temple and another from his buttocks.

    Not quite the apple that bonked Isaac Newton. But those small slugs gave Davis, a struggling Detroit pizzeria owner who said he was wounded in a shootout with robbers, his Big Idea: soft body armor that cops could wear as easily as an undershirt.

    From that 1969 gun battle, his official history continues, Davis parlayed a $70 roll of nylon and the straps from his car's seat belts into a $50-million-a-year business providing thousands of American cops, soldiers -- even President George W. Bush -- with light, bullet-resistant vests.

    But now the high-flying college flunkout finds himself in bankruptcy, along with Second Chance Body Armor, the northern Michigan business he founded. The shooting of two police officers and the lawsuits that followed revealed that Second Chance kept selling vests despite mounting evidence of deadly flaws. The U.S. Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation.

    And many cops who used and trusted Davis' vests feel betrayed.

    "Being responsible for 28 guys on the team, it really hit me," said Lt. Tim Atkins of the Oakland County Sheriff's Office tactical unit. "If they had prior knowledge of the problems and didn't do anything, boy, you really hate to think that."

    A Free Press investigation reveals a history of troubling incidents involving Davis, from the torching of his pizza stores in 1970 to his detention at Heathrow Airport in 1977 to a scheme to obstruct a police investigation in 1990.

    The newspaper probe also raises questions about the episode that gave rise to Davis' fortune -- that gun battle on a warm summer night in Detroit.