Jihadi broke into Parliament as gates opened for a car carrying the Metropolitan Police’s Acting Commissioner
KHALID Masood broke into Parliament as gates opened for a car carrying Met Police Acting Commissioner Craig Mackey. The chief watched helpless in horror as the knifeman ran past his Range Rover waiting to go through Carriage Gates from the Commons.
Craig Mackey watched in horror as the jihadi ran past his Range Rover armed with a knife
PC Keith Palmer and another unarmed colleague challenged the jihadi while armed colleagues supposed to be behind them were apparently elsewhere. Burly Masood shrugged Pc Palmer s colleague off before repeatedly stabbing him in the neck and armpit leaving his stab-proof vest useless to protect him.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon s two Met Police close protection officers were sitting in a Land Rover in New Palace Yard and were alerted by shouts.
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They opened fire on the knifeman, hitting him with three bullets. Masood was a short distance from an entrance the Commons chamber where MPs were voting on pensions. A Cabinet Brexit meeting was also taking place as the heart of British democracy came under attack.
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An urgent review of security was carried out in the wake of the incident which began at 2.40pm on Wednesday when Masood ploughed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing two members of the public and injuring at least 40. The thick-set attacker, clad in black, smashed his rented Hyundai 4×4 into railings at the side of Parliament on Bridge Street. Wielding two large knives, he then ran 30 yards round the corner to the ornamental Carriage Gates allowing MP s vehicle access to the underground car park but banned to the public from entering.
Mackey addresses the media after a minute’s silence was observed outside New Scotland Yard A fund to help Keith Palmer’s bereaved family has raised over 300,000 American tourist Kurt Cochran was on a tour of Europe with his wife when he was fatally injured during the atrocity Teacher and mum-of-two Aysha Frade died on Westminster Bridge during the atrocity Theresa May praises MP Tobias Ellwood who tried to save PC Keith Palmer after London terror attack on Westminster
The Sun can reveal how the left hand gate was open at the time to allow Acting Commissioner Mackey s official car out of the Palace of Westminster after he had attended a security meeting there. One source said : It was incredible timing and very bad luck that the gates were opened just at that moment.
He ran into New Palace Yard as the acting commissioner was sitting there in his car looking on.
He was then challenged by Pc Palmer and a colleague but two armed officers who were supposed to be there were not in position.
It is thought that their attention may have been diverted by the noise of the car crashing and people yelling in panic. Acting Commissioner Mackey is being treated as a significant witness and therefore cannot take any direct role in the investigation.
The Met s response to the attack is being handled by acting deputy commissioner Mark Rowley and Assistant Commissioner Pat Gallan.
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An immediate security review carried out into the horror will be followed by a major scrutiny of protection at all Government buildings and potential targets. Questions were raised about the failure of armed police supposed to have been on guard at Carriage Gates to prevent Masood entering Parliament. Commons authorities are said to have been aware the Carriage Gates entrance was a “weak” spot following a previous security breach.
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When he was campaigning, President Trump reassured some skeptical voters that he had “the smartest, the sharpest, the greatest minds,” and “the best people” on his team. Samantha Bee asked, rhetorically, where all those people are now that he’s in the White House. And on Wednesday’s Full Frontal, she focused on one of those “best people,” senior counterterrorism adviser, Fox News regular, and “Trump whisperer” Sebastian L. v. Gorka. “Gorka’s got a cruise ship magician’s facial hair and the president’s ear,” she said.
“So who is Sebastian v. Gorka, and how the heck did he get promoted from Breitbart panic blogger to presidential national security adviser?” Bee asked. The answer to the second part of the question is almost certainly his frequent, jihad-panic-stoking appearances on Fox News, but as for the first part, he’s a British-born self-proclaimed counterterrorism expert who got a doctorate from a Hungarian university a few years ago. “I am not a counterterrorism expert, but people who are think Gorka is full of shit,” Bee said. “It turns out Dr. Gorka has published as many papers in peer-reviewed academic journals as Dr. McStuffins: Zero.”
“Trump’s ISIS expert has never lived in a Muslim-majority country,” Bee noted, and “he doesn’t read or speak Arabic.” In fact, “for his thesis, Gorka read the Quran in English, and some secondary sources, and watched Charlie Wilson’s War, which makes you an authority on Islam in much the way that watching a Chinese bootleg of Rogue One makes you an astronaut.”
He was born and raised in London, but “members of the Hungarian far-right nationalist movement were super psyched when Gorka celebrated inauguration night going on Fox News wearing the regalia of the Hungarian Order of Vit zi, which the State Department lists as a Nazi-linked group,” Bee said. “Gorka claims he never swore allegiance to the Vit zi group, whose members adopt a lower-case v as a middle initial,” she said, but “Gorka’s right-wing bling” isn’t the real issue here. “This is not playtime now. Shit is real, and the White House needs real counterterrorism experts, not a poor man’s Stewie Griffin whose extremist nonsense could get people killed.” Watch the NSFW, not-fair-and-balanced Gorka primer below. Peter Weber
LAS VEGAS Nevada athletic officials on Wednesday significantly reduced the penalty they imposed on UFC star Conor McGregor following a profanity-laced, bottle-throwing fracas with a rival during a pre-fight news conference last year in Las Vegas. The Nevada Athletic Commission approved an agreement with McGregor that settled on a $25,000 fine, 25 hours of community service and a little over $1,000 for the state s legal costs. The commission had previously penalized McGregor with 50 hours of community service and a $150,000 fine, of which half was meant to go toward an anti-bullying public service announcement. Commission chairman Anthony Marnell III said he believes the $150,000 penalty was too high, even though he voted to approve it, and denied that McGregor was receiving preferential treatment. That fine, which was recommended by the attorney general s office, was calculated as a percentage of the $3 million that McGregor was paid for his Aug. 20 decision win over Nate Diaz during UFC 202.
If you go out and look in all of sports for things that get thrown, the fines are not very high for whatever reason, Marnell said after the hearing. I think that we didn t have any precedence to go on here Usually, when somebody comes before us with a doping violation, we have a lot of precedent for that. Throwing a Monster can and a water bottle at a press conference, that s a first.
McGregor arrived about half hour late to the Aug. 17 press conference touting the highly anticipated fight, a rematch five months after a bout Diaz won by submission. As McGregor answered questions, Diaz stood up and left the stage. Diaz and McGregor and members of their groups yelled at each other and eventually began hurling water bottles at one other. A complaint by the Nevada state attorney general s office said a security officer received a minor injury when he was struck by a beverage can. Diaz paid his $50,000 fine. Marnell said Diaz will be given an opportunity to have his fine reconsidered by the commission and possibly get a reimbursement.
McGregor s attorney, Jennifer Goldstein, said the fine will be paid Wednesday. Her client has six months to complete the community service, which he can carry out anywhere he wants, according to the agreement. Commissioners discussed the possibility of McGregor having anti-bullying conversations with children.
It s the type of situation that one hopes it had never happened, bu he thinks that the resolution was fair, Goldstein said after the meeting. I won t purport to speak for him, but I think that his testimony at the last hearing showed that he in fact understands the severity of the impact it had. McGregor listened to the meeting by phone and did not speak. After the commission imposed the fine in October, McGregor filed a petition in a Las Vegas court indicating his intention to ask a judge to review the commission s decision. The agreement signed Wednesday bars McGregor and the commission from suing each other in connection with the disciplinary action.
The commission can approve any license applications from McGregor after he pays the fine and attorney s fees, even before he completes the community service.
McGregor has been vocal about his willingness to box against Floyd Mayweather Jr., though both fighters would have to clear a number of hurdles to make it happen. Bookies in this gambling city don t give McGregor much of a chance, with Mayweather being a whopping 25-1 favorite in odds posted at a sports book last month.