Five Patriots go to Chicano Park in San Diego for a picnic and viewing of the anti-American, brown-supremacist, and communist murals. A angry mob of more than 500 surrounds us and makes it necessary for the police to escort us out of the park.
After we had made plans to go to the park and view the subversive murals on public property, a lurker on my e-mail list leaked the news and it spread on social media. We decided to go anyway to see, if the intolerant leftists and Chicanos would try to stop us from exercising our right to visit a public park. Turns out they didn't allow it. They violated our civil rights. Also, the crowd put us in fear of physical injury and that is assault in California.
Over 60 percent of the migrants who arrived in Finland last year are likely to fail in their asylum pleas, meaning that around 20,000 of them will be deported, the Finnish Interior Ministry said.
Paivi Nerg, the Interior Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, told Reuters, “20,000 is the estimate we are working with at the moment, but the number of asylum seekers who decide to return voluntarily could change it.”
In an interview with AFP, Nerg said that 65 percent of the 32,000 migrants who arrived in the country last year “will get a negative decision.”
It’s a normal percentage of refusals, she explained, adding that it’s only the overall number of asylum seekers that has grown.
In 2014, for example, just 3,651 people applied for asylum in Finland, of which 56 percent were declined.
Last year, the Finnish government tightened the process for granting asylum to refugees from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Somalia, citing the improved security situation in some parts of those countries.
Iraqis make up nearly two-thirds of all the migrants seeking asylum in Finland, and two flights have been chartered to transport deportees back to Iraq in the following months, she said.
Nerg said that some 4,000 asylum seekers have already withdrawn their applications voluntarily and the authorities are hoping more people will do the same.
Another 2015 law envisaged a voluntary return model, in which Finland pays up to €1,000 for every migrant’s ticket home.
The legislation has been criticized by many in Finland, but Nerg said that it’s more cost-efficient than deportation.
“If one is expelled by force, it’s up to the Finnish state to pay for the flight and police officers guarding it. It’s a lot more expensive,” she told the Helsingin Sanomat paper.
According to the Permanent Secretary, separate transit centers will be established for those leaving Finland voluntarily and for those being deported.
All of last year’s asylum applications will be processed by the end of August, she said.
The “counter-jihad” movement in the UK is expanding rapidly, according to new analysis showing that 24 different far-right groups are currently attempting to whip up hatred towards Muslims and provoke a cultural civil war.
The most comprehensive report yet into the alliance of international counter-jihad organisations warns that Islamophobic groups in Britain are capitalising on public concerns following the Paris attacks and ongoing refugee crisis.
Next month, the former leader of the English Defence League, Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, often known by the pseudonym Tommy Robinson, will make his political comeback by fronting the relaunch of the UK arm of Pegida, the German anti-Islam organisation whose provocative rhetoric has prompted attacks on refugees.
A monk has been dubbed the "Buddhist bin Laden" and the "face of Buddhist terror" after launching a campaign against Muslims.
U Wirathu has been accused of inciting violence against Myanmar's Muslim minority with fiery sermons claiming the growth of Islam is putting Buddhism and Burmese culture at risk.
About 200 people have been killed by violence since religious riots erupted in June 2012 and tens of thousands fled after homes owned were burned by mobs.
Wirathu, who says he once compared himself to the al Qaeda leader as "a joke," claims Islamic beliefs can encourage people to have "bad characters." As a key figure in a movement that encourages people to boycott Muslim businesses, Wirathu espouses a form of radical Buddhism which seems incongruous to those in the West who associate the religion with peace and acceptance.
However, the 46-year-old monk insists he does not advocate violence against Muslims, who make up just 5 percent of the country's 60 million people.
A lot of the media is attempting to convince black Americans and black British citizens that it is perfectly okay to walk on the Muslim migrants that have besieged numerous European countries into their own.
What the lying liberal media refuses to show you his scenes exactly like this. Watch as chaos unfolds when a group of Muslim migrants approach a group of natural born British citizens who happen to be of African heritage.
As soon as the 2 groups come in contact with one another, the Muslim migrants began berating them for not adhering to Islamic laws.
That's when all hell breaks loose and a scuffle interrupts on the streets of Britain.
A 'Hitler-inspired' schoolboy hit his teacher with an axe before opening fire with an airgun, police have reported. The teenager also threw smoke bombs as he screamed he would stage a massacre and was prepared to die. His terrified classmates jumped out of their classrooms first floor windows, with several suffering injuries. The youngster, Mikhail Pivnev, was initially reported to have shot his teacher Lyubov Kalmykova, 39, with a "non-lethal gun", resulting in a forehead injury. Later it was stated by the General Prosecutor's Office that he struck her with an axe at the Russian village of Ivanteyevka. The attacker gave some pupils one minute to flee. They ran to warn school director Olga Mikhailichenko who "did not believe" her school was under siege from a student. "No-one believed them," said a pupil. Parent Maria Ruzanova said: "I know the boy, I know his friends and classmates. He was preparing this for a long while. "No-one believed him." He was reported to have admired the American Columbine shooters and to hold Nazi sympathies. A video showed him making Nazi salutes, it was reported. Another clip shows him and friends shooting from an air gun.
Well before the deadly Aug. 12 rally in Charlottesville and the ongoing violent clashes with white supremacists and other groups, federal authorities warned local officials the actions of left-wing extremists were becoming increasingly confrontational and dangerous.
Federal agencies warned of the growing likelihood of lethal violence between left-wing anarchists and right-wing white supremacists.
Some even classified their activities as “domestic terrorist violence.”
In previously unreported documents dating back to April 2016 and viewed by Fox News, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security wrote that “anarchist extremists” and Antifa groups were the primary instigators of violence at public rallies. They blamed these groups for attacks on police, government and political institutions, racists, fascists and “symbols of capitalism.”
The agencies warned the rise of fascist, nationalist, racist or anti-immigrant groups in U.S. political discourse could lead to violent backlash from these “anarchist extremists.”
The FBI and DHS had no comment on the assessments, saying they were not intended to be made public.
POLITICO was the first to report on the documents Friday.
Brian Levin, a former New York City police officer who monitors domestic militants at the Center for Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, cautioned calling all members of the Antifa movement “domestic terrorists,” and said not all tolerate the use of violence while protesting.
“People in this movement allow for confronting, jostling, committing low-level types of offenses, but there has been for some time a core that have tipped the movement to confrontational violence,” he told Fox News on Friday. “The hardest edge in the Antifa spectrum comes under that category...not all Antifa are busting heads”
He added the same could be said for members of the alt-right, some of whom tolerate and justify the use of violence.
In recent decades, authorities have focused almost exclusively on right-wing groups as the most likely instigators of domestic terrorist violence, especially after Timothy McVeigh blew up the Oklahoma City federal building in 1995, killing 168 people.
But groups such as Antifa, which is short for anti-fascist, have been growing in numbers and becoming more tolerant about using violence.
The violent clashes in Charlottesville on Aug. 12 that left one woman dead was only one recent event that drew dozens -- and in some cases hundreds -- of people on both sides, many of whom were armed and looking for a fight.
Some DHS and FBI intelligence reports began flagging protesters before the election, POLITICO reported.
“The socio-political landscape has changed,” Levin said. “The same way white nationalists used Obama as a figure to rally about...now Antifa and anarchists see in Trump a broad-base [enemy] that has united them.”
He added: “There is a sense that we are getting divided.”
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has made ano Reveals a Massive Underground Tunnel NetworkS forces in eastern Hama Governorate today, capturing the Islamic State’s main base in the region and liberating an additional two villages from the terrorist group.
According to reports, the SAA located and overran the main ISIS headquarters for east Hama which is located near the town of Tahmaz. The top command base was found to be buried in the Zabib hill, south of the settlement.
Video footage (below) released by Hezbollah’s media shows Syrian troops touring the inner workings of the underground base.
Moreover, pro-government forces also managed to liberate the towns of Masoud and Um Rammal to the west of ‘Uqayribat after a brief engagement with ISIS militants.
Some wise soul has created a White House petition to designate Antifa a terrorist organization. As of this writing, 314,725 people, including this author, have signed. With the exception of perhaps the Muslim Brotherhood and whatever ISIS/al-Qaeda cells in operation in the U.S., there are few, if any, domestic groups more deserving of that title.
The petition says:
Terrorism is defined as “the use of violence and intimidation in pursuit of political aims”. This definition is the same definition used to declare ISIS and other groups, as terrorist organizations. AntiFa has earned this title due to its violent actions in multiple cities and their influence in the killings of multiple police officers throughout the United States. It is time for the pentagon to be consistent in its actions – and just as they rightfully declared ISIS a terror group, they must declare AntiFa a terror group – on the grounds of principle, integrity, morality, and safety.
Antifa groups openly declare what they are: anarchists, communists and other Marxist/Leninists of various stripes, dedicated to seeing America destroyed. The red and black of the antifa flag (shown below) is the symbol of anarcho-syndicalists, i.e. anarchists allied with labor (isyndicates).
The modern antifa movement, in both symbolism and rhetoric, recalls a similar communist movement in Weimar Germany called Antifaschistiche Aktion, which engaged in street battles with Hitler’s brownshirts (Sturmabteilung).
Leftists make extensive use of symbolism. Perhaps Obama – a self-described “union man” and extreme leftist as well, signaled his sympathy for anarcho-syndicalists when, during his 2008 victory speech, his entire family wore red and black — Michelle in particular stood out with that hideous black widow spider outfit. How did we ever get such a horrid couple? But I guess it was not unprecedented: Hillary and Bill set the standard.
In any event, during his presidency Obama advanced the antifa cause with his inexcusable persecution of George Zimmerman, the “White Hispanic” who killed Trayvon Martin in self-defense. Obama’s constant, dishonest, and inexcusably irresponsible racist agitation that inspired deadly race riots in Baltimore, Maryland and Ferguson, Missouri, and the insane mass shootings of police also advanced the antifa cause.
As the first affirmative-action president, Obama got a pass for that and much else. He should be in prison. He and the Democrat Party that supported him have blood on their hands. They may be about to get more.
The video circulating on social media purports to show suspected jihadis kneeling outside a desert town, which could be al-Ayadieh, patrolled by Iraqi peshmerga troops.
ISIS fighters fled to al-Ayadieh after the key town of Tal Afar, one of its final strongholds in the country, fell last week.
Today, Iraqi military officials announced they had recaptured the eastern half of al-Ayadieh from the extremists.
Troops, police and special forces seized full control of the city of Tal Afar, ten miles from al-Ayadieh, last Sunday.
Between ‘150 and 200 ISIS fighters moved with their families up to Al-Ayadieh’, according to Brigadier General Andrew A Croft, deputy commander of the US-led coalition air units.
Iraqi forces had said the fighting in the area had been ‘multiple times worse’ than the battle for Mosul’s old city, which was retaken from ISIS last month.
A group of unhinged Third World Muslim migrants launch a brutal attack on a group of German citizens that were sitting outside of a club having a couple beers with some buddies.
The reason you ask?
Well, according to the Islamists that launched the attack, it's because the Germans were drinking beer, which is apparently not acceptable to these Muslim migrants who are invading Germany.
A mysterious series of apparently random killings in Kansas City, mostly committed in isolated spots along walking trails, came to an end when the killer deviated from his pattern with a brazen, execution-style shooting in broad daylight on a city street, according to Jackson County prosecutors.
The fifth and final killing came shortly after noon on Aug. 13, when 22-year-old Fredrick Demond Scott allegedly followed a man from a city bus, crept up behind him on the street and shot him in the head — before turning and getting right back on a bus.
Like the other four victims Scott is either charged with killing or is suspected of killing, Steven Gibbons was a stranger but fit a specific profile: they were all white men between ages 54 and 67.
All five victims were shot. Four were shot in the head — three in the back of the head. One was shot in the back.
Turkish backed FSA has attacked US troops and other coaltion partners (Germany, France etc) in Syria. This is the first time an attack was directed at actual US/EU troops rather then YPG/SDF. Turkey has warned US and other nations that they can get hit by Turkish backed rebels or the Turkish military at any time. The so called coalition in Syria is assisting YPG, a direct affilate of the PKK. The PKK is designated a terrorist group in every coaltion country in Syria. Threat at 1:35 min of video.
The San Francisco Chronicle has a timeline of the riots. Here are a couple of the key timeline entries:
1:20 p.m. Tensions rising: Far-left demonstrators wearing black masks and body armor have joined the crowds gathered at Civic Center Park.
Tensions at the park have been on the rise as police in riot gear abandoned their post along a concrete barricade within the park separating the right-wing demonstrators and the counter protesters.
Police are now surrounding the perimeter of the park to deal with masses of counterprotesters who are trying to get in.
1:35 p.m. Hundreds break through: Berkeley police in riot gear stepped aside as hundreds of counterprotesters jumped the barriers around Civic Center park and flooded the place. All very peaceful. One protester said that was “too easy.” Fighting broke out and pepper-spray and tear gas filled the air as hundreds of men and women clad in black moved through the park.
A screaming mob of thousands of Hindu militants stormed a 16th-century mosque here today and demolished it with sledgehammers and their bare hands, plunging India into a political and religious crisis.
The destruction of the mosque, which has been a focus of tensions between Hindus and Muslims for several years, raised the danger of a renewal of the conflicts between the groups that have claimed tens of thousands of lives in the last four decades.
Two people were arrested at dueling demonstrations in London, Ont. where anti-Islam protesters faced off against a larger contingent of anti-hate groups.
About 500 people gathered outside of London City Hall for the protest, and police were on hand in case violence broke out.
A man and a woman were arrested at the rally. One was charged with assault for allegedly punching a counter-demonstrator, the other was charged with breach of the peace.
Carnival revelers were met with complete chaos as Muslim and African migrants launched attacks on natural born British citizens at the Notting Hill children's day carnival.
These Third World migrants have once again proved their incapable of acting like civilized citizens in the countries that welcomed them with open arms.
Watch as numerous groups throw things and launch attacks on people walking by during the event that was meant for children.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday described recent attacks in the country and across Europe as "shocking, depressing and terrifying," but she refused to back down from an open-door refugee policy that has attracted fierce criticism following recent assaults in the country.
What are the rules for asylum seekers in Germany?
Germany has been rattled by four attacks in the past two weeks, three of which authorities say have been carried out by asylum seekers or refugees inspired by Islamist extremism.
Curious just what Muslim migrants from these Third World countries think of soldiers from the Western world?
Watch this Tunisian Muslim lose his mind when he realizes an Italian soldier is standing directly behind him in the supermarket. When the Muslim realizes the soldiers standing behind him, first he berates him, then smashes a bottle right in front of everybody as he continues to berate the soldier is nothing more than a killer of Muslims.
A reporter on the ground, Shane Bauer of Mother Jones said this alt-left protester was arrested for having a dog at the rally. She screamed, “I need my service animal!” and “f*ck you pigs!” as police walked her to the police cruiser.
“No Trump, no wall, no USA at all”, they drone. I understand the first two of these media-endorsed aims. But what does “No USA at all” mean? It sounds rather seditious. Is this the end goal?
Members of the extremist left-wing movement “Antifa” and the Democratic Socialists of America swarmed the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park in Berkeley, Calif. in a demonstration against a “March Against Marxism” rally that never happened.
Black-clad belligerents carrying red flags reportedly assaulted bystanders and turned their ire on largely passive police officers who were standing by to monitor the situation. Many participants called for the overthrow of the U.S. government. Some carried rainbow banners with recent tweets by Chelsea Manning like “We Got This.”
The “March Against Marxism” was a planned protest that had nothing to do with the alt-right, but it was canceled after receiving threats from the militant leftist group By Any Means Necessary (BAMN). BAMN claimed it was a “neo-Nazi” rally, but the rally itself was organized by a transgender woman and other like-minded people who opposed the spread of Marxism in Berkeley.
Despite the cancellation, some Marchers showed up to interact with Antifa, but were harassed and assaulted.
Watch as a group of Antifa and Black lives matter terrorists surrounded man who dares hold up a sign asking for free speech to be allowed in his country.
The group then becomes increasingly violent by pushing the man before eventually assaulting him and robbing him of his free speech sign.
The worst part about it, you can see the police walk right in front of the man and do absolutely nothing to stop the group from assaulting him.
Why is the media hiding the Alt-Left and Antifa violence. Once of the biggest reasons why the trump movement is strong is because we have been watching protesters, antifa and the rest of the alt-left beating up trump supporters from the campaign trail to today. Why is the media supporting and not denouncing Antifa?
Apparently the terrorist and Antifa believe that if you're a white man wearing a polo shirt and you must be a Nazi who is more than likely worse than Hitler.
Watch these Antifa terrorists surround and then rob the citizen journalist,Nathan Stolpman, YouTube channel "Lift the Veil".
Although there wasn't much to translate, this video deserves a lot more attention than it got. ANTIFA are a combination of leftist, anarchist and Islamic terrorists.
Watch as they systematically assault Canadian citizens that are simply trying to get their government to do what they're supposed to do and protect the borders of their nation.
Pope Francis' top aide said a propaganda video released by Islamic State group militants in the Philippines threatening the pontiff is worrying but notes Vatican security was already at a high level.
Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Holy See's No. 2 official, said he has seen the video of militants desecrating Christian statues and threatening the pope by saying they'll come to Rome, as they tear in half photos of him and his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI.
The video was mostly filmed in the Philippines, where ISIS has been clashing with government forces for control of the city of Marawi, MailOnline reported.
Parolin said: "Obviously, one cannot help but worry, above all for the senseless hatred that it is." But he said the Vatican has not added more measures to its already bolstered security.
In the video, aimed at attacking Christianity, a narrator celebrates “the truthful soldiers of Mohammed” who are fighting in Asia. It shows them setting a church on fire.
The video also features ISIS militants wrecking decorations in a church, including statues of Jesus, Mary and St. Joseph.
“Remember this, you kuffar, we will be in Rome, we will be in Rome, inshallah,” a supposed terrorist named “Abu Jindal” says to the camera.
Photos of Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI are shown being ripped in half.
The Mayor of Venice is taking the rational approach to terrorism for a change. For this he likely will not be allowed to remain as mayor. But in WW2 if you heard a man in a Nazi uniform running at you with a rifle yelling Zeik Heil, it would be rational to shoot him down fast as well.
Everyone knows or should know that billionaire Nazi sympathizer, George Soros, has been paying protesters (as much as $300/day) to riot and protest in the U.S. for anti-American policies and in Europe for the pro-illegal alien Muslim invasion of fake refugees, freeloaders, rapists, and jihadis.
Apparently, he isn’t paying them as promised, so now they are protesting him. But don’t expect to see this protest on the mainstream media.
Philadelphia, PA - On Thursday, June 15, 2017, at 7:20pm, the suspect walked into the Verizon Store on the 4300 block of Main Street and presented the complainant with a demand note. The suspect took numerous Apple Iphones and fled the location on foot, heading south on Cotton Street towards Cresson Street. The same female suspect also committed another similar robbery in the 6th District. On Thursday, July 27, 2017, at 7:25 pm, the suspect entered the Verizon Store at 301 Spring Garden and presented the complainant with a demand note. The suspect again took numerous iphones.
Hungary returns to its roots as a historic bastion of Christianity, after suffering 200 years of Islamic Ottoman rule and Soviet Communist domination.
No way is Hungary going to go down that slippery slope for Europe by allowing thousands of Muslims into the country to chip away at the Judeo-Christian values and culture that enable Hungary to remain Hungary.
The U.S. Navy on Thursday released names of one sailor who died and nine others who were missing after the USS John McCain collided with an oil tanker near Singapore.
Divers recovered the remains of Electronics Technician 3rd Class Kenneth Aaron Smith, 22, who the Navy listed as being from New Jersey. His mother said Smith grew up in Novi, Michigan, and moved to Norfolk, Virginia, as a teenager with his father.
The military says five sailors were injured and 10 were missing following Monday's collision. The Navy says missing soldiers were from Missouri, Texas, Maryland, Ohio, New York, Connecticut and Illinois.
The collision tore a hole in the ship's left rear hull and flooded adjacent compartments, including crew berths and machinery and communication rooms. The U.S. Navy said it has suspended search and rescue efforts, though divers continue search and recovery efforts inside flooded compartments of the ship.
Here are brief portraits of Smith and the missing sailors:
Electronics Technician 3rd Class Kenneth Aaron Smith, 22, of New Jersey
Darryl Smith called his son "a great young man" who made his family "incredibly proud."
"Kenneth was a great young man, son and sailor," the elder Smith said in a statement issued by the Navy. "He truly loved his family, the Navy and his shipmates. I am incredibly proud of his service to our country. He will be greatly missed and I am thankful we had 22 wonderful years together."
The third-generation sailor, who worked in radar technology, was in the fourth year of a seven-year commitment and had considered a military career like his father.
April Brandon, who lives in Michigan, told Detroit media outlets that her son joined the Navy out of a desire to serve his country but also for the education it provided. His long-term goal was to develop video games.
Electronics Technician 3rd Class Dustin Louis Doyon, 26, of Connecticut
Doyon enlisted in the Navy in April 2015 and his first ship was the USS John S. McCain.
Doyon's family said Thursday that it is a very difficult time and his relatives were still hopeful he would be found and come home. Doyon had first reported to the USS John S. McCain in June 2016.
"We appreciate the courageous work of the crew in the aftermath of the collision," the family said in a statement.
Doyon graduated from Cathedral High School in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 2009. The school was destroyed in a tornado in 2011 and its students were later sent to a new regional Catholic high school, Pope Francis High School.
The school says its entire community is praying for Doyon and his family during this uncertain time.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal called for "a swift and thorough investigation to determine how this could have happened and how to prevent future tragedy." He added that it's the fourth Navy accident in the Pacific since January and second involving a Connecticut sailor.
Ngoc T. Truong Huynh of Watertown, Connecticut, was killed in a June collision between a destroyer and container ship off Japan. He was one of seven sailors killed aboard the USS Fitzgerald.
Electronics Technician 1st Class Charles Nathan Findley, 31, of Missouri
Findley's sister, Toni Greim, says she and Findley spent most of their childhoods "attached at the hip" and "moved around a lot as children with a Navy dad."
After spending some of his childhood in the Kansas City suburb of Parkville and attending high school in the northern Missouri city of St. Joseph, Findley got his GED and found the Navy. Greim, who is 34, said her younger brother was "really into computers."
"It's crazy how much he excelled," Greim told WDAF-TV on Wednesday. "He's always graduated first of his class. He became First Class. He's getting awards; he's sailing around the world; he fell in love with a woman named Riho and married her."
Findley has an 8-year-old daughter and a 6-year-old son who live in Virginia with their mom.
Greim said the hard part is "just not knowing" what happened to her brother.
"I want to know where my brother is — I want to know what's taking so long," she said.
Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Timothy Eckels Jr., 23, of Maryland
Eckels initially wanted to go into the Army, but his mother put her foot down.
"Absolutely not," Rachel Eckels recalled telling her son in an interview with The Baltimore Sun. "They're the first to go to war, the first on the line," she said.
Eckels enlisted in the Navy before graduating from Manchester Valley High School in 2012, but had to delay entering the service due to medical issues, his mother said. She told the newspaper he was an athlete in school and loved cooking.
Rachel Eckels said he would call her from the ship a couple of times a week and tell her about their port visits in Japan, Vietnam, Australia and Singapore and about life at sea.
"At night the sea is so still that it looks like ice or a sheet of water," she recalled her son telling her.
The last call from her son came Sunday morning, but she missed it, she told the Sun. Hours later, her ex-husband texted her about the collision, she said.
Electronics Technician 2nd Class Kevin Bushell, 26, of Maryland
Bushell tried a few jobs after high school but nothing really excited him until he decided to join the Navy, his father said.
Thomas Bushell said the service ended up being a good fit for his son, who didn't mind the regimented schedule or taking orders.
When Bushell was growing up, the two of them enjoyed riding all-terrain vehicles in the woods together. Thomas Bushell described his son as an outgoing man who gets along with everyone.
"There was never a mean bone in that boy's body," Bushell said. "He was a joy growing up. He was just the sweetest boy," he said.
If his son is gone, it's because "God wanted him back," Bushell said.
"To me, he had nothing left to prove to the rest of the world or anybody about what kind of man he was," Bushell said.
Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Corey George Ingram, 28, of New York
A county executive from New York's Hudson Valley expressed his support and admiration for the bravery of Ingram and his fellow sailors, as well as those involved in the search and recovery efforts.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with his parents, Hubert and Jacqueline, one of our own Dutchess County employees, and his friends and loved ones during this time," Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro said. "We appreciate the brave men and women who are searching for Corey and his fellow sailors, and we pray they soon bring these American heroes home."
Ingram's parents, Hubert and Jacqueline, live in Poughkeepsie, where his mother works for the county's Department of Social Services.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement that his "heart goes out to" relatives and colleagues of Ingram and his shipmates, who "dedicated their lives to serving our nation."
Electronics Technician 3rd Class John Henry Hoagland III, 20, of Texas
When looking out from the deck of the USS John McCain, Hoagland often was struck by the immensity of the Pacific Ocean and the sparkling clarity of the stars above.
His mother, Cynthia Kimball, said Hoagland knew as a 5-year-old that military service was for him. A recruiter steered him toward the Navy.
"He wouldn't have wanted to be in any other branch," Kimball said Wednesday. "He sends me pictures of just water."
Hoagland spent his early years in Cleveland, Texas, northeast of Houston, and later lived in the Central Texas city of Killeen. He had long expressed an interest in stepping out of Texas and traveling the world, she said.
Hoagland enlisted in 2015 and has served aboard the McCain since October as an electronic technician.
"He's very proud of what he does," says Kimball, who lives with her husband at Fort Benning in Georgia.
Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Logan Stephen Palmer, 23, of Illinois
Palmer loved serving in the Navy because it let him see the world after an eye injury kept him from being an Air Force fighter pilot, brother Austin Palmer said.
He said his family is in shock and worried but hopeful after hearing Logan is among the missing. He told WAND-TV in Decatur, Illinois, "I speak for my family when I say that we have put our faith in God's mighty hands."
The interior communications electrician 3rd class petty officer graduated from Sangamon Valley High School. His family said in a statement released by the U.S. Navy that his relatives are thankful for all who have offered prayers and support as they await word from the military. They called it "a very difficult time for our family."
The Palmer family attends Life Foursquare Church, where the Rev. Mark Cooper told the (Decatur) Herald and Review there are hundreds of people praying, "pulling together and believing for the best in this situation."
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis said he's spoken with Palmer's mother, Theresa Palmer, and called the family "extremely proud and patriotic."
Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jacob Daniel Drake, 21, of Ohio
Drake's fiancée, Megan Partlow, said she has been planning their wedding scheduled for next summer, but now is overwhelmed and unsure how to proceed.
Partlow, 20, told the Columbus Dispatch that Drake last texted her on Sunday. Drake's relatives gathered at their home in the rural Ohio village of Cable, about 50 miles west of Columbus, but she said they aren't ready to talk.
"I just want him to be safe," she said.
Drake graduated from Triad High School, and fellow graduate Boston Gregg remembers Drake once fit himself into a school locker "just to prove a teacher wrong."
"Everybody I know is praying for him and pulling for him," Gregg said.
Drake's sister, Veronica Drake, told the Springfield News-Sun that he joined the Navy after high school graduation partly out of a desire to travel. She last talked with him a few days before the collision.
"In December he was going to be back in the United States for good," she said.
Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Abraham Lopez, 39, of Texas.
The alumnus of El Paso's Irvin High School enlisted in the Navy in 1997. The Navy says Lopez had been stationed in Japan, Spain, Pearl Harbor, San Diego and the Great Lakes before he joined the McCain crew in November 2014.
He was an enlisted surface warfare specialist with a Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal and the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal to his credit.
In a statement, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Lopez and Electronics Technician 3rd Class John H. Hoagland III, also from Texas, "represent the best Texas has to offer," and he extended condolences to his family.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke of El Paso also extended condolences to the Lopez family. Regarding the collision, the House Armed Services Committee member told the El Paso Times that "there has to be accountability for this and make sure this doesn't happen again."
Karoub reported from Detroit. Associated Press reporters Jennifer McDermott in Providence, Rhode Island, Chris Carola in Albany, New York, Heather Hollingsworth in Kansas City, Missouri, Alanna Durkin Richer in Brookline, Massachusetts, Lisa Cornwell in Cincinnati, David Warren and Terry Wallace in Dallas and Caryn Rousseau in Chicago, as well as researcher Rhonda Shafner in New York, contributed to this report.