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  • US woman faces first federal execution since 1953

    10/17/2020 6:58:32 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 22 replies
    bbc ^ | 17 Oct 20 | Reuters
    The US is to execute a female federal inmate for the first time in almost 70 years, the Justice Department said. Lisa Montgomery strangled a pregnant woman in Missouri before cutting out and kidnapping the baby in 2004. She is due to be given a lethal injection in Indiana on 8 December. The last woman to be executed by the US government was Bonnie Heady, who died in a gas chamber in Missouri in 1953, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. The federal execution of Brandon Bernard, who with his accomplices murdered two youth ministers in 1999, has also...
  • Judiciary Senators On Barrett Hearings: ‘You Heard No Challenge To Her Record As A Judge’

    10/12/2020 3:05:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | OCTOBER 12, 2020 | Jordan Davidson
    A broad coalition of lawmakers, public interest groups, and grassroots citizens rallied behind Amy Coney Barrett in her first day of hearings today for confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. According to senators on the Judiciary Committee evaluating her nomination, Barrett handled the first day of hearings with grace, humility, and tenacity. “[Barrett] acknowledged the fact that so much of what the Democrats said today was bunk, and she did it with a smile, and she did it without having to use the word jackwagon or anything close to it,” Sen. Mike Lee of Utah said. “She did it by...
  • States with the Fewest Coronavirus Restrictions

    10/09/2020 10:46:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    WalletHub ^ | Oct 6, 2020 | Adam McCann
    the U.S. is still far from a full reopening. Many states have put a temporary pause on moving to the next stage of reopening, or have even reversed course and closed certain businesses again due to surges in the disease. In order to determine the states with the fewest coronavirus restrictions, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 17 key metrics. Our data set ranges from whether restaurants are opened to whether the state has required face masks in public and workplace temperature screenings. Read on for the state ranking, additional insight from a panel of...
  • McCloskeys Indicted By Grand Jury (Plus An Added Charge Of Tampering With Evidence?)

    10/06/2020 6:27:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/06/2020 | John Sexton
    Today a grand jury indicted the McCloskeys for a June incident when a group of protesters walked onto their private property on their way to protest at the Mayor’s house. The McCloskeys cam out of their home armed with guns to protect their property. Trespassing charges against the protesters were all dropped but progressive DA Kim Gardner brought charges against the McCloskeys. Their attorney said the indictment is no surprise: Their attorney, Joel Schwartz, said he wasn’t surprised by the indictment, saying the grand jury didn’t have all the facts.“Once all the facts are out, it will be clear...
  • McCloskeys indicted, grand jury adds charges of tampering with evidence

    10/06/2020 3:39:48 PM PDT · by avg_freeper · 43 replies
    KMOV4 ^ | October 6, 2020 | Lauren Trager
    ST. LOUIS ( -- A grand jury indicted Mark and Patricia McCloskey Tuesday on charges of exhibiting guns at protesters, ... added a charge of tampering with evidence.
  • 1,200 Pettis County absentee ballots lost in the mail (Missouri)

    09/30/2020 2:37:24 PM PDT · by gopno1 · 17 replies
    St. Joseph News-Press ^ | 09/30/20 | Matt Ragsdale
    SEDALIA, Mo. (KMIZ) The Pettis County Clerk announced Wednesday morning about 1,200 absentee ballots were lost in the mail recently. A post on the Pettis County Elections Office Facebook page said more ballots were sent out and voters should receive a new ballot on Wednesday. Pettis County Clerk Nick La Strada said his office delivered the ballots to the post office on Sept. 21. Absentee voting started in Missouri last week. County clerks in Cole and Boone counties have already received many ballots. Some ballots were submitted on Thursday and Friday, however, La Strada said his workers received calls over...
  • YouTube TV is Dropping Fox Regional Sports Networks This Week

    09/29/2020 6:19:50 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 5 replies
    Cord Cutters News ^ | Sep 29, 2020 | Jess Barnes
    After renegotiating with Sinclair to continue providing access to regional sports networks earlier this year, YouTube TV has announced that the contract extension is expiring and the streaming service will drop FOX RSNs beginning this Thursday, October 1. YouTube TV shared the news on Twitter with this message: To bring you 85+ channels, we periodically renegotiate contracts with content owners. In February, we announced we had negotiated an extension with Sinclair to continue providing FOX Regional Sports Networks (RSNs) through the end of MLB, NHL and NBA seasons. Now that the seasons are over, that extension is expiring. Starting October...
  • Lindsey Graham: Senate Judiciary Committee will approve Barrett on October 22

    09/27/2020 2:30:23 PM PDT · by karpov · 78 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 27, 2020 | Mark Moore
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Sunday that an escalated timeline for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett will allow for a vote before Halloween — as a number of lawmakers said her confirmation is all but assured. “So we’ll start on Oct. 12, and more than half of the Supreme Court justices who have had hearings were done within 16 days or less,” Graham said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” “We’ll have a day of introduction. We’ll have two days of questioning, Tuesday and Wednesday, and on the 15th we’ll begin to...
  • A “Culture of Lawlessness” in D.A. Offices. Progressive prosecutors around the country have failed to pursue justice for the public.

    09/26/2020 3:36:01 AM PDT · by karpov · 10 replies
    City Journal ^ | September 25, 2020 | Jason C. Johnson
    U.S. Attorney William McSwain of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania blames Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner for the rise in violence in the City of Brotherly Love. Krasner’s policies, McSwain announced, “create a culture of lawlessness; they leave criminals emboldened; and they have inevitable consequences.” Indeed, since Krasner took office in 2018, homicides are up 49 percent and shootings have climbed by 59 percent. If the trend holds, Philadelphia will tally more than 450 homicides in 2020—the highest count in nearly 30 years. Crime is spiking precisely because Krasner isn’t holding serious offenders accountable. An analysis by my group, the...
  • Missouri Gov. Parson and his wife test positive for COVID-19

    09/23/2020 10:09:01 PM PDT · by Coronal · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 23, 2020 | Caitlin McFall |
    Missouri Gov. Mike Parson confirmed Wednesday evening that he and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus, but he said that they were both “fine.” First Lady Teresa Parson tested positive for COVID-19 earlier Wednesday, after she started experiencing symptoms. The governor was then reportedly tested as a precaution. “Myself and the first lady are both fine,” Parson said in a video posted to his Facebook Wednesday. “I was tested, the preliminary results have come back as a positive result.” He said that he wasn't experiencing any symptoms. The Republican governor said that he and the first lady of Missouri...
  • Update — Prosecutor emails leak in McCloskey case…

    09/15/2020 1:13:24 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies ^ | on September 15, 2020 2:03 pm | Kane
    McCloskey Case | Rare look at prosecutor’s emails reveal improper urgency to charge For the first time, News 4 is getting a rare look at what went on behind closed doors in the days leading up to charges being filed. Through an anonymous source, News 4 received a series of emails, text messages and a voicemail exchanged in the days and weeks leading up to Mark and Patricia McCloskey being charged for what happened at their home in the Central West End. VIDEO AT LINK.................. 740+ comments at youtube…
  • St. Louis police officer shot in North City; suspect at large (Missouri)

    09/13/2020 11:36:10 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 10 replies
    KMOV - TV ^ | September 13 | Staff
    ST. LOUIS ( -- An officer was shot in north St. Louis City Sunday night after an attempted traffic stop. Officials with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said officers were trying to pull over an older model red Impala with no plates at around 9:20 p.m. The car pulled over but then sped off and the officers followed. The people inside the car then started shooting at the officers in the area of 20th Street and Prairie Ave.
  • Nine BLM Protesters In St. Louis McCloskey Case Cited For Trespassing

    09/12/2020 9:52:09 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies ^ | September 12, 2020 | BRYAN PRESTON
    Fox News reports nine of the roughly 300 BLM activists who were captured on video protesting on a St. Louis couple’s property have been cited for trespassing. One of them tweeted her bemusement at being held accountable. Ohun Ashe  @Ohun_Ashe I was just sent a summons to appear in court for “trespassing on private property” on Portland Pl aka the street Patricia and Mark McCloskey live on. I had a gun waved in my face by them but trespassing is what matters? Ashe should look up Missouri’s castle law. It’s broad for property owners who feel threatened by anyone who is not legally...
  • Chiefs take field for the national anthem, 'Lift Every Voice and Sing'; Texans stay in locker room

    09/10/2020 7:11:05 PM PDT · by familyop · 82 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 10, 2020 | Ryan Gaydos
    Most Chiefs players stood, locking arms on the sideline for the national anthem. At least one Chiefs player knelt and raised a fist. Players locked arm-and-arm across the goal line for the Black national anthem. Texans players were not on the field for either “The Star-Spangled Banner” or the Black national anthem.
  • Chiefs, Texans discuss possibly staying in locker room for national anthem before kickoff: report

    09/10/2020 6:38:43 PM PDT · by familyop · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 10, 2020 | Paulina Dedaj
    The Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans...plan to make a joint demonstration protesting racial injustice before the start of the game. Both sides discussed the matter and one possibility included both teams staying in the locker room during the national anthem...
  • TAMPERED EVIDENCE: McCloskey's Walk Rudy Giuliani Through What Really Happened | Ep. 67

    09/09/2020 5:10:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Common Sense ^ | 9/9/20 | Rudy Giuliani
    Rudy Giuliani sat down with Patricia and Mark McCloskey in their St. Louis home to discuss the latest revelations in their legal case, which includes evidence tampered with. .....
  • Dr. Fauci Warns These 7 States to Be On Alert

    09/03/2020 12:27:17 PM PDT · by John W · 68 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | September 3, 2020 | [Eat This, Not That!] Leah Groth
    Dr. Anthony Fauci is strongly urging everyone to follow the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommended guidance during Labor Day Weekend. While the entire country is at risk of repeating the surge of cases following previous holiday weekends such as Memorial Day and July 4th, residents of seven states in particular, which are currently experiencing upticks in cases, need to be extremely vigilant. “There are several states that are at risk for surging, namely North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Arkansas, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois,” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in...
  • As protesters arrive at their doorsteps, Democratic mayors in Portland, St. Louis abandon their homes

    09/03/2020 8:31:49 AM PDT · by rintintin · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sep 3 2020 | By Katie Shepherd
    As hundreds of protesters gathered Monday outside a condo building where the mayor lives in the upscale Pearl District of Portland, Ore., some set off fireworks, sprayed graffiti and broke windows. After someone tossed a burning object inside, police pushed the crowd away and made 19 arrests. The next day, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) sent a letter to his neighbors letting them know he planned to move out of his $840,000 condo in response to a string of protests targeting the building, the Oregonian reported. “I want to express my sincere apologies for the damage to our home and...
  • St. Louis police officer dies after being shot in head; family writes heartfelt letter

    08/31/2020 7:11:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 8/31/2020 | David Aaro
    Tamarris L. Bohannon, the police officer in St. Louis who was shot in the head Saturday responding to a barricade situation, died from his injuries Sunday, investigators said. The 29-year-old officer was survived by his wife and three children. His family penned a letter posted on Twitter by the police department that called him a "hero to many but most importantly to his loving wife and three incredible children." “The loss of this great man is felt deeply within the St. Louis community and we ask for your prayers and support in the days ahead,” the letter read. Bohannon and...
  • McCloskeys, St. Louis gun-wielding couple, warn: 'Your family will not be safe in the radical Democrats’ America'

    08/24/2020 11:07:06 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 24 2020 | Megan Henney
    Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who garnered national media attention when they aimed guns at Black Lives Matters protesters in June outside their home, warned during their Monday night speech at the first night of the Republican National Convention that Americans would not be safe in a nation run by the "radical Democrats." "The radicals are not content just marching in the streets," Mark McCloskey said. "They want to walk the halls of Congress. They want power. This is Joe Biden’s party. These are the people who will be in charge." The McCloskeys, both personal injury attorneys,...