President Obama honored 11 police officers Monday who have performed extraordinary acts of bravery, awarding the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor to men and women who had suffered stab wounds and burn wounds and had defused tense hostage situations to protect members of their communities. The honorees hailed from large and small police departments across the country, […]
You may recall Navy SEAL Commander Rorke Denver from the movie Act of Valor. Rorke has a new and timely book out, Worth Dying For: A Navy SEAL’s Call Top A Nation, and will be my guest on today’s program.
KSTP reports that State Representative Jeff Howe was inspired by the story of Richard Rahn’s valor theft in late 2014 to present his own bill to the Minnesota legislature because the current state laws make pretending to be a military officer is a misdemeanor, but Rahn’s impersonation of an enlisted soldier isn’t illegal. Howe’s bill […]
They are the overlooked brigade of New York City’s transit workers — bus drivers, cleaners, station clerks and mechanics — who have stepped out of the shadows to perform acts of valor.
Yesterday, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decided, in an 11-judge ruling, that the actions of an Idaho veteran of the U.S. Marines who was convicted under the Stolen Valor Act, was protected by his rights under the First Amendment to the U.S. Show More Summary
TSO is currently writing an explanation of the 9th Circuit Court’s decision yesterday in the Elven Swisher case, so I won’t get into that, I’ll let the lawyers get down in the legal weeds. But, of course, Dallas “Witless” Wittgenfeld, the second greatest legal mind in the country has determined that, somehow, the Swisher decision […]
In Maryland, State Senator Bryan Simonaire, a member of the veteran caucus, plans to submit a new stolen valor act to the state Assembly this winter, according to ABC News; “It specifically for when they’re obtaining property or money or other benefits,” Sen. Simonaire said. “As we saw in the federal case, you have to […]
The folks at Military Phonies sent us their work on this Kenneth Malone fellow. Apparently he used to be friends with Manuel Ocasio-Reyes, one of the original Stolen Valor Act busts. In the linked story about Ocasio-Reyes, it mentions Malone as a Purple Heart recipient. Malone is the Quartermaster of VFW Post 4412 in Hudson, […]
Former stunt performer-turned-action helmer Scott Waugh is also known for 2012's Act of Valor The post Need for Speed’s Scott Waugh to Direct the Action Thriller Blackout appeared first on ComingSoon.net.
Act Of Valor and Need For Speed director Scott Waugh has become attached to helm Blackout, an action thriller to be financed and produced by Sierra/Affinity. Broken Road's Todd Garner and Jeremy Stein are producing the pic, and Sierra/Affinity's...Show More Summary
One of our lurkers send us a link to NewJersey.com which reports that Governor Christie signed New Jersey’s stolen valor act into law which is bad news for some of our usual suspects like Ron Mailahn, Steve “Snake Eyes” Jordan, and Angelo Otchy, along with a number of trolls from that state whose comments can’t […]
EXCLUSIVE: Act Of Valor director Scott Waugh is set to helm Outlaws Inc., a fact-based drama about military men who turn to mercenary work. The script is by Banshee co-creator David Schickler, and it’s set with Thunder Road and Fundamental Films, with Basil Iwanyk and Mark Gao producing. Show More Summary
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The copyright holder behind 2012 Navy SEAL drama Act Of Valor wants to be sure its property doesn’t get lost in the Relativity bankruptcy shuffle. Responding to a motion about the bidding process on Relativity’s sale, IATM said it has...Show More Summary
Maryland lawmakers are discussing a state solution to the problem of Stolen Valor, according to ABC2. State Sen. Bryan Simonaire, R-Anne Arundel, a member of the legislatures military veterans caucus said he is getting involved because he wanted to see the state get involved to target anyone found to be committing an act of stolen […]
Leonidis I led 300 men into an eventual slaughter, courtesy of Xerxes and his more advanced army. His acts of valor martyred him, but unfortunately, many more died before Greece was made whole. An entirely different slaughter could happen...Show More Summary
ABC27 reports that our buddy, Matthew Ott, a teenager who was victimized by valor thief Nate Fornwalt last year, was in the halls of his legislature yesterday as the Pennsylvania Senate passed their new Stolen Valor Act out of that body; Not many teenagers are concerned about what’s happening at the Capitol, but 15-year-old Matthew […]
Mary sends us a link to the news that the Alabama State Senate has voted to increase the penalties for wearing medals and badges for tangible benefit. The bill imposes a minimum fine of $5,000 and makes it a Class A misdemeanor for a person to falsely represent themselves as a recipient of a military […]
At funeral police commissioner calls Robert Wilson III's actions before his death during an armed robbery the greatest act of bravery he has seen
One aspect of Pennsylvania’s attempts to close the stolen valor gap was passed by the state senate. Apparently, a few years ago, PA decided to put an identifier on drivers’ licenses for veterans, but, there were no restrictions on it – you self-identified on application by checking a block on your application. The result is […]