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Salem-News.com (Dec-08-2013 13:23)
Press TV: `Pro-Israel Group Targets Obama Bid`Tim King Press TV
Groups like “Stand With Israel” are upset and afraid that they will not see a major war with ancient Persia.
The group claims, “Our organization is founded on the basis that the safety and security of Israel is inextricably tied to the national security of the United States of America and must be preserved.
Salem-News.com (Dec-06-2013 19:03)
Arrest Warrant Issued for Suspected Kidnapper of Missing 13-Year Old Oregon City GirlTim King Salem-News.com
Authorities have changed the status of missing Samantha Dodson from endangered to kidnapped. A warrant had been issued for Kidnapping suspect, 40-year old Kelsey McCune. Call the tip line, (503) 723-4949, or 911 if you observe either person.
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A Clackamas County warrant was issued today (Friday, Dec. 6, 2013) for the arrest of Kelsey "Patrick" McCune, age 40, no known address. The charge is one count of second-degree kidnapping.
Salem-News.com (Dec-06-2013 00:34)
Man Shot After Being Pulled Over by Detective in Unmarked Police CarTim King Salem-News.com
"After a male subject quickly exited, he was shot and injured by the Salem Police detective..."
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Oregon State Police say a Salem Police detective driving an unmarked car shot a man on a public freeway Thursday night. It happened when the detective decided to pull a truck over for speeding and reckless driving on Interstate 5 near Halsey in Linn County.
Salem-News.com (Dec-05-2013 18:54)
Nelson Mandela`s Death StingsTim King Salem-News.com
We need more leaders like Mandela in this world...
I should not be shocked over my own personal reaction to this news I suppose, but it hurts and it makes me very sad. It isn't the loss specifically; this great man more than did his part while living on this earth. It is quite honestly, the lack of men like him that makes me shudder.
Salem-News.com (Dec-02-2013 16:32)
Free Syrian Army Leader Defects, Exposing FSA as Saudi-Israeli Run ProjectTim King Salem-News.com
Saddam al-Jamal has since become associated with a group of jihadists called DAASH which are an even greater threat to the Syrian populace than the FSA.
The leader of the "Free Syrian Army" (FSA) Eastern Front, Saddam al-Jamal, has broken ties with the FSA, citing that the group has been infiltrated with foreign spy agencies from the west since the beginning.
Salem-News.com (Nov-28-2013 19:24)
Raping and Murdering Your Way Into War Crime Court
Tim King Salem-News.com
I interviewed Kevin Schmadeka about his progress in battling secret police tactics on his state's roads and highways.
Every driver is potentially confronted with a traffic stop from an unmarked car with red lights. Police cars used in this revenue driving tactic look like other cars on the road; Ford Mustangs and Dodge Chargers are two commonly used models, and they are also driven every day by hundreds of thousands of non-cops. So what is a driver to do?
Washington resident Kevin Schmadeka says the cars are simply illegal, and he believes the use of unmarked cars creates a real hazard for motorists, by legitimizing the idea that any car on the road with a red light is a cop, it simply is not true.
He was 1963's incarnation of Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning; Dinkin intercepted cables in France and tried to prevent Kennedy's death.
The sweeping view from "Garden of the Gods" above Colorado Springs was breathtaking in September. I sat with Robert "Tosh" Plumlee, a former CIA operative, taking in this panoramic scene, listening to his recollection of the day this country lost one of its most important national leaders, President John F. Kennedy.
Tosh was in Dallas that fateful day, 22 November 1963, as part of a CIA team dispatched to prevent the assassination of JFK. The story has always been here, yet few Americans know the dark saga of Private First Class Eugene Dinkin and his prediction of the assassination of President Kennedy.
We live in an age of terrorism and human trafficking and huge insurmountable problems, and all Kowal wants to do is convict Charles Lynch for a few ounces of weed that his security guard sold years ago?
Want the real definition of a witch hunt? Charlie Lynch operated a cannabis dispensary in my former adopted hometown, Morro Bay, California. His business was legal under California state law, and even had the blessing of the city mayor.
Lynch was doing everything to comply with the law but it wasn't enough for a twisted sheriff named Pat Hedges who had it in for Lynch.
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Tim King's articles explore political and social injustice. He believes that Genocide and Human Rights violations are unacceptable in this world, across the board with no exceptions; and that resolving and isolating this should be a primary goal of all of the world's governments, and that all other political goals, particularly those related to the American military industrial complex, need to undergo a massive reorganization. The Human Rights Tim and other writers call for are called for under international law, by the 1948 UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
At the center of the problems that lead to human suffering, are religious governments, followed by religious interference in western politics, where there is no measurable success- only more war.
As a news editor, Tim believes there are other massive issues that mainstream media should better address.
These include human trafficking, which is a massively ignored issue, the erosion of the rights of American citizens and associated, increasing police brutality, U.S. connections to Mexican drug cartels, the nearly unregulated big pharma industry and FDA.
Also of paramount importance, are clean air and water issues and the environmental impacts of contaminated U.S. military bases. He believes all of these subjects need to become a larger focus of all media.
Tim reports regularly on developments relating to the 2009 Sri Lanka Genocide of Tamil people that left well over 100k people missing or dead. He also writes about the constant Human Rights violations and Genocide in Balochistan, and other regions.
Tim King launched Salem-News.com during the summer of 2004 when he was a photojournalist/reporter for KATU Channel-2 News, the ABC affiliate in Portland, Oregon. Assigned to cover Salem for the station, Tim began Salem-News as an overflow for his daily work for the television station.
About a year and a half later, Tim left KATU to become fully devoted to the growth, development and daily news needs of Salem-News.com along with Bonnie King, who had left her position at the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon where she served as the Newspapers in Education Director.
After two years, Salem-News.com was selected by Google to be one of its contributing news organizations and traffic on the site grew ten times overnight; with the daily number of visitors jumping from 600 to 6,000.
Over the winter of 2006/2007, Tim spent two months in Afghanistan covering the war there through the eyes of 900 Oregon soldiers.
Tim reported for Salem-News.com and Oregon's KPTV FOX-12 from a number of regions and situations in war-torn Afghanistan. His stories showed the poverty and despair ever present in this nation that continues to remain at the center of a seemingly endless Middle east war. Tim covered various operations out of Kabul from November, through the following January, visiting the former training camp of Usama bin Laden in Jalabad, Mazur-e-Shariff, where the US war there began, and also Gardez, Ghazni and many other locations.
In addition to turning 30 news reports for Salem-News.com and Oregon's FOX-12 in Portland, his work was also shown in two documentaries produced by the Portland FOX station in the weeks following his return.
More recently, Tim spent five weeks covering the war in Iraq, embedded once again with an Oregon Guard unit. Tim produced reports with the Army's 101st Airborne and Marines in Iraq's Anbar province, during the summer of 2008, based primarily out of the Air base at Balad, better known to soldiers there as 'Mortaritaville' due to its frequent reception of rocket and missile attacks. Tim spent time in Baghdad, and also with Marines in Anbar. He also visited Fallujah, Ramadi, TQ (Al-Taqaddum AB) and other locations.
Tim's stories for Salem-News.com ranged from combat patrols with the Army and Marines, and memorable videos and articles; including a focus report on a Navy doctor based with the Marines, who helped several Iraqi children receive heart surgery in Israel, and a report of a harrowing night in Iraq, flying in an Army helicopter packed with Iraqi 'detainees' who were kicked and abused by the Americans in the Army aircraft. This is where Tim learned the unique phrase popular in Iraq at the time: Did you create a terrorist today?"
Since spending time in the Middle east, Tim has become increasingly interested in the struggle of the Palestinian people who live with the daily occupation and related oppression of Israel. The same is true with Sri Lanka, one of the primary focuses of Tim's daily reports. In fact Tim and Salem-News.com are the only force in the United States that constantly focuses on the Genocide of Tamil Hindus and Christians that culminated in 2009.
The Salem-News.com team generates new reports about Israel and Palestine, Iran, Libya, Syria and Sri Lanka constantly; but the group also explores and exposes other vital issues like human rights violations in African nations, like The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Somalia, just for starters. Tim's reports have also illustrated terrible violations of international law in places like Pakistan and India. Each of these significant world issues, always invariably, is interrelated with US affairs.
Another huge aspect of Tim's work at Salem-News.com has revolved around the contamination of the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in Irvine, California, which officials planned to turn into a park and housing subdivision, in spite of the fact that the ground is seriously contaminated with several deadly chemicals. Working with several other Salem-News.com writers who also served as Marines at El Toro, Tim has generated a steady stream of news reports that have seriously impacted the proposed redevelopment of the base, which today is just a ruin.
BETRAYAL: Toxic Exposure of U.S. Marines, Murder and Government Cover-Up
BETRAYAL, written by two former MCAS El Toro veterans, Robert O’Dowd, investigative reporter and disabled veteran, and Tim King, photo/journalist and war correspondent, is a nonfiction account at two Marine Corps bases of injuries and deaths from exposures to toxic chemicals, murder, narcotrafficing and government cover-up.
BETRAYAL tells the story of the thousands of veterans and their families, once stationed at MCAS El Toro, CA, and Camp Lejeune, NC. Both Marine Corps bases are among the 130 military installations listed as EPA Superfunds, a group of the most environmentally hazardous sites in the U.S.
Written by two former MCAS El Toro Marines, Tim King, photo/journalist and war correspondent, and Bob O’Dowd, E-Correspondent, A Few Good Men, Too Many Chemicals is a thrilling and informative nonfiction account of contamination at two Marine Corps installations, Marine Corps Air Station El Toro on the West Coast (CA) and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune on the East Coast (NC). The eBook is scheduled for release Fall 2011 by MilSpeak Books, the eBook publishing division of MilSpeak Foundation (501c3).
BETRAYAL: Toxic Exposure of U.S. Marines, Murder and Government Cover-Up stands with the best works of New Journalism and Creative Nonfiction, including the works of Norman Mailer (The Executioner’s Song) and Truman Capote (In Cold Blood). BETRAYAL tells the story of the thousands of Veterans and their families, once stationed at these hazardous military installations, who have continued to be ignored by the U.S. government by denial of the effects of exposure to environmental hazards, including the highest incidence of occurrence of male breast cancer in any other demographic in the U.S. Legislation to provide health care and compensation for Camp Lejeune Veterans and their dependents was introduced during the 111th Congress....
Read the entire release here: BETRAYAL: Toxic Exposure of U.S. Marines, Murder and Government Cover-Up
Tim's years as a Human Rights reporter have taken on many dimensions; he has rallied for a long list of cultures and populations and continues to every day, with a strong and direct concentration on the 2009 Genocide of Tamil Hindus and Christians in Sri Lanka. As a result of his long list of reports exposing war crimes against Tamil people, Tim was invited to be the keynote speaker at the FeTNA (Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America) Conference in Baltimore, in July 2012. This is the largest annual gathering of North American Tamils; Tim addressed more than 3000 people and was presented with a traditional Sri Lanka ‘blessed garland’ and a shawl as per the tradition and custom of Tamil Nadu
Tim`s history is steeped in his ability and desire to tell a great story - which first led him to the television newsroom in 1988, serving as News Anchor/Reporter for Lincoln City, Oregon`s cable TV station, TV 10. That`s where Tim found his calling.
Since those first years, Tim has moved on to serve as News Photojournalist/Reporter for KATU (ABC), Photojournalist at KVVU (FOX), KVBC (NBC), and KYMA (NBC), the News Assignment Editor for KVVU (FOX) in Las Vegas, NV, as well as radio News Director (KBCH/KCRF). In addition, he was the Producer/Host for the `Coast Entertainment Show`, Executive Producer (creator) of the TV series `Hot Wheels in Las Vegas`, and Executive Producer of the 30-minute documentary `Fallen Fortress at Cape Lookout` which aired on Oregon Public Broadcasting in 1993.
Also significant among his achievements are the 2 years he spent as a Wildlife Rescue team leader on the coast of Oregon; and his service in the US Marine Corps with MWSG-37 in the 3rd Marine Air Wing at El Toro.
Tim`s career in the broadcast industry has afforded him many opportunities to cover incredible stories as well as meet innumerable celebrities and dignitaries. He has flown in many military planes including an F-16 Air Force Fighter, and produced a three-part series on aviation history of the Southwest region of the United States. Aviation is one of Tim`s passions.
Tim majored in journalism at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, California. He holds numerous awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), the first place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several other awards including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting.