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  • First UK Chick-fil-A outlet to close in LGBT rights row

    10/18/2019 7:23:44 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 30 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th October 2019 | BBC News
    A US fast-food chain will cease trading at its first UK outlet amid a row over donations to anti-LGBT groups. Gay rights campaigners called for a boycott of Chick-fil-A, which opened its first branch at The Oracle shopping centre in Reading on 10 October. A spokeswoman for the centre said "the right thing to do" was to not extend the restaurant's lease beyond the "six-month pilot period". Chick-fil-A said its donations were purely focused on youth and education. The family-owned company, founded in Atlanta in 1967, is one of the biggest fast-food chains in the USA and boasts about 2,400...
  • Three Gangster Disciples Leaders Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy, Attempted Murder

    10/08/2019 8:07:39 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies
    justice.gov ^ | October 8, 2019 | DOJ
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Three Gangster Disciples Leaders Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy, Attempted Murder and Other Crimes   A federal jury has convicted three leaders of the Gangster Disciples (GD) national criminal organization of offenses including racketeering conspiracy (RICO) involving murder, attempted murder in aid of racketeering, drug trafficking conspiracy and other crimes.Lewis Mobley, 42, of Atlanta, Georgia, was convicted of RICO conspiracy, including a sentencing enhancement for murder and a sentencing enhancement for drugs; committing an attempted murder in aid of racketeering and using a firearm to do so and possessing...
  • Shut Down D.C.: Climate rebels gather at sites across D.C., aiming to bring city to a standstill

    09/23/2019 6:20:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 23, 2019 | Justin Wm. Moyer, Rebecca Tan and Dana Hedgpeth
    Climate change protesters shut down some intersections from Capitol Hill to downtown Washington Monday morning in the latest of a series of rallies around the world designed to force policymakers to respond to Earths rising temperatures. Organizers of Shut Down DC urged climate rebels to flood the Districts streets Monday to bring the whole city to a gridlocked standstill, according to the groups website. The website included a map of so-called climate criminals that includes corporations, lobbyists, trade cartels, and government institutions that are most responsible for creating the climate crisis. By 8:30 a.m. Monday, health-care workers and other activists...
  • Current and Former Precious Metals Traders Charged with Multi-Year Market Manipulation Racketeering

    09/16/2019 2:02:36 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 14 replies
    justice.gov ^ | September 16, 2016 | DOJ
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, September 16, 2019 Current and Former Precious Metals Traders Charged with Multi-Year Market Manipulation Racketeering Conspiracy Two current precious metals traders and one former trader in the New York offices of a U.S. bank (Bank A) were charged in an indictment unsealed today for their alleged participation in a racketeering conspiracy and other federal crimes in connection with the manipulation of the markets for precious metals futures contracts, which spanned over eight years and involved thousands of unlawful trading sequences.Charged in the indictment are: Gregg Smith, 55, of...
  • Twitter temporarily blocks Daleidens team from live-tweeting undercover-video hearing

    09/05/2019 7:36:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 05, 2019 | Calvin Freiburger
    SAN FRANCISCO, September 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) As the preliminary hearing for charges against pro-life investigators David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt continues, Twitter temporarily barred the pro-life Center for Medical Progress (CMP) from live-tweeting the proceedings based on a misrepresentation of the tweets from Planned Parenthoods attorneys, CMP claims. CMP has been locked in legal battles with Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation (NAF) since the summer of 2015, when their undercover videos revealed abortion industry insiders expressing interest in profiting off organs from aborted babies, which is illegal. The abortion groups accuse the pro-life investigators of breaking...
  • Watch: Ted Cruz Urges FBI To Investigate Antifa Under RICO Act

    07/23/2019 5:10:47 PM PDT · by libstripper · 61 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 23, 2019 | Allum Bokhari
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) called for the FBI to launch a criminal investigation into the extremist Antifa movement, which is responsible for numerous acts of violence and vandalism in the United States. * * * FBI Director Christopher Wray indicated that the Bureau will not investigate Antifa because they view Antifa as more of an ideology than an organization.
  • Senator Ted Cruz (Twitter re Antifa)

    07/23/2019 3:57:14 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 13 replies
    twitter.com ^ | Senator Ted Cruz
    Senator Ted Cruz‏  @SenTedCruz    Today I penned a letter to Attorney General William Barr, Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, and FBI Director Christopher Wray calling for an investigation into Antifa under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).
  • Chicago Mayor Permanently Bans ICE From Accessing Police Databases Ahead Of Raids

    07/11/2019 8:02:52 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 63 replies
    Huff Post via Yahoo News ^ | 07/11/19 | Sanjana Karanth
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Wednesday that her city has permanently banned U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement from accessing the Chicago Police Department’s databases ahead of looming ICE raids to detain undocumented immigrants. Chicago police “will not team up with ICE to detain any resident,” the mayor said after meeting with business leaders and immigration rights advocates at Lurie Children’s Hospital. “They’re not going to be facilitating or otherwise providing any assistance in any raids ― whether it’s traffic stops [or] additional support. … We have also cut off ICE from any access from any CPD databases and that will...
  • Wall Street Racketeering

    04/29/2019 6:09:27 AM PDT · by balzac · 5 replies
    https://observer.com/2016/06/did-fbi-and-justice-dept-enable-puerto-ricos-financial-meltdown/ I am CEO of Commercial Solar Power, Inc., a company that was reportedly forced into bankruptcy by what has been described as the bizarre behavior of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), which has been used to redirect as much as $100 million a year from the people of Puerto Rico to select government officials. On February 24, 2015, a private lawsuit was filed using the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), claiming government officials at PREPA stole over one billion dollars in public money over 10 years and committed one of the largest municipal bond frauds...
  • DC Antifa Leader Charged With Ethnic Intimidation Related To Attack On Marines

    01/29/2019 6:50:58 PM PST · by Candor7 · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1:38 PM 01/29/2019 | Andrew Kerr
    Washington, D.C. Antifa leader Joseph Jose Alcoff, also known as Chepe, was arrested and charged with multiple felonies in Philadelphia on Jan. 10 in connection to the Antifa mob attack against two Marines in November. Alcoff faces 17 charges, including multiple counts of aggravated assault, ethnic intimidation, conspiracy and terroristic threats, and one count of robbery while inflicting serious bodily injury. An affidavit filed in the case reveals that The Daily Caller News Foundations reporting on Alcoffs connection to violent Antifa groups was an integral factor leading to his arrest. (RELATED: Revealed: Antifa Leader Relied On Anonymity To Push Radical,...
  • Judge suggests Justice, State colluded to protect Hillary Clinton in email scandal

    12/07/2018 12:28:05 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 7, 2018 | by Paul Bedard
    A federal judge has raised speculation that Hillary Rodham Clinton and her State Department colluded to keep her missing emails secret from the public and courts, an escalation of scrutiny into Obama-era scandal. Senior District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth in a new memo also called the Clinton email affair one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency. "Lamberth ruled: the Court ORDERS the parties to meet and confer to plan discovery into (a) whether Hillary Clintons use of a private email while Secretary of State was an intentional attempt to evade FOIA; (b) whether the State Departments...
  • Political Operative Convicted of Federal Campaign Finance Crimes in Two Congressional Campaigns

    12/03/2018 6:57:12 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    Justice.gov ^ | 12-3- | Justice.gov
    A jury sitting in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania convicted longtime political operative Kenneth Smukler, 58, of Villanova, Pennsylvania, today on charges of making and concealing illegal campaign contributions in two Congressional primary elections, and of obstructing justice in an investigation by the Federal Election Commission (FEC), announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Departments Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Todays convictions demonstrate the Department of Justices commitment to ensuring a level playing field in the financing of federal elections, said Assistant Attorney General Benczkowski. We will hold...
  • Expert: Florida Democrats Alleged Election Fraud Potentially Grounds for RICO Investigation

    11/17/2018 5:33:50 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Nov 2018 | John Binder
    An effort to allegedly add Democrat votes after Election Day in Florida is potentially grounds for a RICO investigation, an election fraud expert says. The Government Accountability Institute (GAI) research director Eric Eggers exclusively told SiriusXM PatriotsBreitbart News Tonights Senior Editors-at-Large Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak that a report revealing that Florida Democrats asked voters to submit absentee ballots after Election Day is a smoking gun and could possibly lead to a racketeering investigation. Eggers said: I spoke with a Republican attorney today who is quite familiar with this and connected to the inter-workingsand they believe that it is not...
  • Antifa group suspended from Twitter after posting video of mobbing Tucker Carlson's home

    11/08/2018 2:52:28 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 54 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 08, 2018 08:44 AM | Katelyn Caralle
    An Antifa affiliate group in the nation's capital, Smash Racism D.C., was suspended from Twitter after posting a video of a mob descending on Fox News host Tucker Carlsons home Wednesday evening. The group a far-left anti-fascism militant movement that often puts on violent and destructive demonstrations posted the video on its Twitter account @SmashRacismDC, which is now directed to a suspended page, and the group later deleted the tweet. "Tucker Carlson, we are outside your home to protest ... fascism and racism," a demonstrator can be heard saying in the video. "You promote hate." In the video,...
  • Feds Charge Man With Torching Albany County GOP Headquarters

    10/25/2018 5:27:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    K2 Radio ^ | October 23, 2018| | Tom Morton
    The Wyoming U.S. Attorney's Office has charged a Laramie man with vandalizing and burning the Albany County Republican Party headquarters last month, according to the statement supporting a criminal complaint filed in federal court on Tuesday. Kellen Michael Sorber is charged with one count of using fire to commit a felony, which is punishable by at least five years to 20 years imprisonment, according to the complaint written by an agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The agent's statement did not say if Sorber had been taken into custody, but the Wyoming U.S. Attorney's Office...
  • Louie Gohmert calls for RICO probe to find out who's paying for Honduras migrant caravan

    10/23/2018 10:17:40 AM PDT · by detective · 77 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 23, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    Who's financing the Honduras migrant caravan of illegal immigrants, with as many as 10,000 snaking their way into illegally entering the U.S.? Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas has a sensible suggestion for finding out: using the RICO statutes. According to the Washington Examiner, citing Fox News, Gohmert said: We have got to have the DOJ investigate where the funding is coming from to send these thousands and thousands of people to the U.S. ... You can use RICO to go after them. The question, which the incurious media show no sign of wanting to answer, is worth asking, given the...
  • U.S. Justice Department Opens Investigation into Pennsylvania Clerical Abuse

    10/19/2018 10:20:44 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | October 18, 2018 | Bree A. Dail
    PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, October 17, 2018 (1P5) The Associated Press (AP) is reporting that the U.S. Justice Department has initiated an investigation into the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. U.S. attorney William McSwain issued and served subpoenas throughout the state of Pennsylvania last week, pursuant to a grand jury report that included cases in which 301 predator priests were accused of sexually abusing over 1,000 minors over a span of seven decades. While state borders may constrict state attorneys general, the newest move by the Justice Department indicates that federal investigators believe that the gravity and nature of...
  • Antifa Attacks GOP Headquarters in NYC, Warns Merely the Beginning

    10/12/2018 1:21:23 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 319 replies
    FFar-left activists associated with Antifa and other radical hate groups attacked the Republican Party headquarters in New York City late Thursday evening; vandalizing the historic building and warning the incident was merely the beginning. The New York GOP released shocking images immediately following the assault; writing The New York Republican New York City headquarters at the Metropolitan Republican Club was physically vandalized last evening with broken windows, spray-paint and more TThe attackers left an ominous note at the scene, saying The U.S. government has established concentration camps around the country for Latino people, shamelessly murdering black people, and continues its...
  • Collins: Anti-Kavanaugh opponents trying to buy votes and buy positions

    10/07/2018 4:25:11 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/07/18 | EMILY BIRNBAUM
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Sunday criticized the Maine progressive groups that have pledged millions of dollars to her 2020 opponent in opposition to her vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Collins on CBS's "60 Minutes" on Sunday called the crowdfunding effort an attempt to "buy votes and buy positions." She said it did not influence her decision to vote in Kavanaugh's favor. "This is a classic quid pro quo as defined in our bribery laws," Collins said. "They are asking me to perform an official act and if I do not do what they want, two million plus...
  • Fund Led by Steyer and Soros Rolling Out State-Focused Donations, Strategy

    10/01/2018 1:09:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 1, 2018 | by Todd Shepherd
    A 527 political organization funded primarily by a trio of liberal mega-donors - Tom Steyer, George Soros, and S. Donald Sussman - is attempting to impact local and state-level political campaigns by donating to committees funded primarily by leftwing pressure groups. The Washington Free Beacon previously reported that the group, State Victory Action, donated $500,000 to an independent expenditure committee in Colorado in support of the Democratic gubernatorial nominee. However, a state-by-state review of other records shows SVA is also active in Minnesota, Maine, New Mexico, and Nevada, totaling about $1.7 million in disclosed funding thus far in state campaign...