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  • Wisconsin man 'targeting a White person' killed motorcyclist, prosecutors say

    07/09/2020 11:06:51 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 09 2020 | Michael Ruiz
    Police in Fond du Lac, Wis., say a 27-year-old man intentionally slammed his pickup head-on into a motorcyclist because he was “targeting a White person,” leaving the rider dead last week, investigators said Thursday. Daniel Navarro allegedly swerved his father’s 2004 Dodge Dakota pickup into the victim’s path without braking on July 3, Fond du Lac Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt said at a news conference Thursday. Authorities identified the deceased as 55-year-old Phillip Thiessen, a Marine veteran and former Virginia police officer who had retired from a career with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, where he’d investigated crimes against children. After...
  • Fond du Lac man charged with hate crime for allegedly crashing into oncoming motorcyclist

    07/09/2020 7:31:59 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 35 replies
    Fox 11 News ^ | 7/9/20
    -- A Fond du Lac man intentionally crashed into and killed a motorcyclist last week because he believed the motorcyclist was white, Fond du Lac County Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt said. Daniel Navarro, 27, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide, hate crime and use of a dangerous weapon in the crash last week that killed 55-year-old Phillip Thiessen. “Given the current social climate, the information shared today will undoubtedly lead to future conversation and discussion within our community,” said Waldschmidt. Thiessen was found dead in the road on July 3. Officers were called to the area of Winnebago Drive and Taycheedah...
  • US abstains in key Israel vote, clearing way for condemnation of settlements

    12/23/2016 12:13:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 205 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 23, 2016
    A "shameful" abstention by the U.S. in a United Nations Security Council vote Friday allowed passage of a resolution condemning Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank. The resolution was put forward by New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal after Egypt withdrew it Thursday under pressure from Israel and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. It was adopted with 14 votes in favor, to a round of applause, after U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power abstained. It is the first resolution the Security Council has adopted on Israel and the Palestinians in nearly eight years. Reaction from U.S. Republicans and Jewish leaders around...
  • Senator given authority to subpoena 'collusion' investigators

    07/09/2020 1:31:46 PM PDT · by bitt · 18 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/9/2020 | staff
    Now can demand 'records and testimony' of many Obama administration officials Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., on Thursday was given the authority to subpoena dozens of former members of the Obama administration who were involved in the Russia collusion investigation. The Obama Justice Department's probe of the now-debunked collusion claim, which included illegitimate spying on the Trump campaign, led to the special counsel probe of Robert Mueller, which couldn't find sufficient evidence of collusion. Johnson has explained that dozens of leaks of national security information fueled the "Russia narrative, first of Russia helping Trump and then, all of a sudden, the...
  • World Traveler Reports on Wisconsin Open Carry and Walmart Request

    07/05/2020 5:39:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 2 July, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    A Wisconsin Walmart manager recently followed store policy in Northern Wisconsin. They interacted with a long term friend of mine. He is an accomplished world traveler, due to his vocation as a missionary. He has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, and Australia. He has often remarked about how little freedom most of the world has, compared to the United States.He is a brave man. I marvel at the dangers he considers routine.  When in the United States, he openly carries a sidearm, most commonly a Glock .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol.  He says liberty, unclaimed and unused, is easier to lose....
  • Rand Paul attributes Trump's rise to a 'loss of sanity

    07/30/2015 12:28:44 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 30, 2015, 02:54 pm | Jesse Byrnes
    Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) is attributing GOP rival Donald Trump's rise in the polls to a momentary "loss of sanity." "I think this is a temporary sort of loss of sanity, but we're going to come back to our senses and look for someone serious to lead the country at some point," Paul said told CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer on his show, when asked about a new national poll showing Trump still atop the crowded GOP field. Paul pointed to the extensive media coverage of the controversial candidate. "Television works, Wolf," said Paul. "If you would give some other candidates...
  • Black Lives Matter Organizer: 'Give Me Money or We'll Break Windows' - Greenfield

    07/01/2020 7:35:06 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 86 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Mon Jun 29, 2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    Black Lives Matter Organizer: 'Give Me Money or We'll Break Windows' "You don't want 600 people to come here and destroy your business and burn it down." Mon Jun 29, 2020 Daniel Greenfield 282 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. Black Lives Matter organizer Devonere Armani Johnson had a simple and straightforward message of racial justice for Madison store owners of all races. "Give me money or we'll break windows," the repeat offender had allegedly told them. The “Free Yeshua” Madison riots...
  • Donald Trump is facing the prospect of a landslide loss

    06/25/2020 2:31:17 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 300 replies
    CNN ^ | June 25,2020 | Chris Cillizza
    (CNN)A half dozen new swing-state polls released Thursday morning suggest that not only would President Donald Trump lose if the election were held today, he would lose in a landslide. The surveys, conducted by The New York Times and Siena College, show Trump trailing former Vice President Joe Biden by double digits in Michigan (Biden +11), Wisconsin (Biden +11) and Pennsylvania (Biden+ 10) and by mid-single digits in North Carolina (Biden +9), Arizona (Biden +7) and Florida (Biden +6). Trump won every one of those states in the 2016 election. Switch them from red to blue and you can quickly...
  • Judge tosses Wisconsin city's coronavirus restrictions as unconstitutional

    07/01/2020 6:33:28 PM PDT · by RandFan · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 1st | BY ZACK BUDRYK
    A Racine, Wisc., judge ruled Wednesday that the city’s coronavirus safety ordinance was too broad for citizens to understand and violated the state’s constitution, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported. Racine County Circuit Judge Jon Fredrickson wrote that the order was “likely the strictest, and most over-arching COVID-19 order or ordinance in the country," adding "This court finds that no average person of ordinary intelligence can make sense of its sprawling breadth." The city has appealed the decision, the latest of several against the city by Frederickson, who then-Gov. Scott Walker (R) appointed in 2018. Frederickson said the city’s limitation on mass...
  • Parent shoots son during North Freedom home invasion

    07/01/2020 5:30:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Baraboo News Republic ^ | 29 June, 2020 | Bridget Cooke
    Parents in North Freedom were forced to protect themselves by firing a gun at their son, who allegedly shot in the windows of their home and went into the house with his own weapon, according to a press release from Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister. At about 3:45 a.m. Monday, deputies responded to a call from one of the parents at 113 South Oak Street. Dispatch officers were told the intruder and homeowner were shooting at one another. When they arrived, officers saw the shot-out windows. They deduced the man had shot out a side patio door to get into...
  • University of Wisconsin students call for removal of Abraham Lincoln statue on Madison campus

    06/30/2020 1:40:26 PM PDT · by Borges · 74 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/30/2020 | KELLY MEYERHOFER
    Some University of Wisconsin-Madison students of color want the university to remove one of its most iconic landmarks, a statue of Abraham Lincoln, because of what they see as the former president’s anti-indigenous and anti-Black history despite Lincoln’s legacy of ending slavery in the U.S. Two student organizations, the Black Student Union and the Student Inclusion Coalition, pushed for the statue’s removal in early June, days after George Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody and protests erupted nationally over racial injustice.
  • New Poll: Trump Leads Biden in Swing State Wisconsin

    06/28/2020 7:26:52 PM PDT · by Meatspace · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 6/28/20 | Solange Reyner
    President Donald Trump leads presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden by a slim margin in swing-state Wisconsin, according to a Trafalgar Group poll released Sunday. Georgia-based political strategist Robert Cahaly, who owns the Trafalgar Group, was the only pollster in 2016 to predict Trump's upset victory over Hillary Clinton. Trump beat Clinton, 47.2 percent to 46.5 percent in 2016.
  • Wisconsin man who triggered protest charged with extortion

    06/28/2020 9:44:46 AM PDT · by DeplorablePaul · 21 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | JUNE 26, 2020 | TODD RICHMOND
    MADISON, Wis. — Federal prosecutors on Friday charged a Black man whose arrest triggered a violent protest in Wisconsin's capital city with extorting local businesses. Police arrested 28-year-old Devonere Johnson in Madison on Tuesday after he walked into Cooper's Tavern near the state Capitol building with a megaphone and a bat. The arrest sparked a protest later that night that saw demonstrators tear down two statues outside the Capitol building and assault state Sen. Tim Carpenter on the Capitol lawn.
  • Madison man whose arrest sparked night of violence in capital city is charged with extortion by feds

    06/27/2020 12:16:25 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 48 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 6/26/2020 | Molly Beck
    MADISON - Federal prosecutors brought extortion charges Friday against the man whose arrest this week sparked violence and destruction in the capital city. U.S. Attorney Scott Blader filed the charges against Devonere Johnson, alleging he threatened to bash windows of downtown businesses unless employees gave him money. Blader also alleges Johnson, 28, threatened to "shut down and destroy" another business unless Johnson and his friends were provided free food and drinks. In one restaurant, Johnson allegedly brought a boombox indoors and refused to turn it down. When the owner told Johnson he donated money to a group supporting the Black...
  • Black Wisconsin Woman Says She Was Set on Fire by White Man Who Used Racial Slur

    06/26/2020 9:03:13 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 156 replies
    People ^ | June 26, 2020 | Harriet Sokmensuer
    Authorities in Wisconsin are investigating a possible hate crime after an 18-year-old Black woman was set on fire. On Wednesday morning, Althea Bernstein was driving through downtown Madison when she stopped at a red light. Bernstein was sitting at the intersection with her window down when she heard someone yell a racial slur, she told police, CBS News reports. Moments later, she told police four white men appeared, with one spraying a liquid on her face and neck and throwing a flaming lighter at her. Bernstein told police she was able to drive away and put out the flames, but...
  • Feds Bust Black Lives Matter Organizer for Blackmailing Local Businesses [ Wisconsin ]

    06/26/2020 5:17:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Jun 26, 2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    You don't want 600 people to come here and destroy your business and burn it down".. The riot in Madison was inspired by the arrest of organizer Devonere Johnson for 'organizing' in a restaurant. The resulting violence saw statues toppled and a Democrat state senator beaten. Now the Feds have busted Johnson for blackmailing businesses. ... U.S. Attorney Scott Blader filed the charges against Devonere Johnson, alleging he threatened to bash windows of downtown businesses unless employees gave him money. Blader also alleges Johnson, 28, threatened to "shut down and destroy" another business unless Johnson and his friends were provided...
  • Assault on 18-year-old biracial woman in Wisconsin being investigated as hate crime.

    06/26/2020 8:54:36 AM PDT · by grundle · 96 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | June 26, 2020
    An assault on an 18-year-old biracial woman in Wisconsin is being investigated as a hate crime after she was set on fire in her car, according to the Madison Police Department. The victim, Althea Bernstein, told authorities she was stopped at a red light Wednesday with her driver's side window down when she heard someone yell a racial slur. It was at that point that four white men allegedly sprayed a liquid on her face and neck and then threw a flaming lighter at her, which caused the liquid to ignite, according to the incident report. Scared, Bernstein began to...
  • Madison activist arrested with bat and bullhorn was on probation

    06/26/2020 7:04:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    NBC15 ^ | 6-25-20 | Nicholas Garton
    Legal experts say this could lead to longer time in custody MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - It could be a while before the 28-year-old man arrested Tuesday after he walked into a restaurant along Capitol Square with a bullhorn and bat is let out of jail. The arrest spurred violent protests, with activists demanding he be released. On Wednesday, Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway called for a quick resolve his appearance before a judge be expedited. NBC15 learned from court documents and law enforcement the man was on probation from a prior conviction when he was arrested, which could extend the time...
  • Business owners describe what happened prior to man’s arrest outside Cooper’s Tavern [Madison]

    06/26/2020 7:04:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Channel 3000 ^ | June 24, 2020
    Businesses say the man had been harassing them for several days MADISON, Wis. — Business owners along State Street said the 28-year-old man who was arrested outside Cooper’s Tavern on Tuesday afternoon had been harassing them and their customers for several days prior to his arrest. Several businesses, which did not want to be identified due to fear of retaliation, said Devonere Johnson came into their restaurants with a bat and a megaphone demanding free food and drinks and threatened those who wouldn’t give it to him, allegedly saying he would burn down their buildings or beat them up. One...
  • Cheering Supporters Line the Streets to Greet President Trump as He Arrives in Wisconsin (VIDEO)

    06/26/2020 6:39:58 AM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 115 replies
    Twitter/Gateway Pundit ^ | June 25, 2020 | Cristina Laila
    More videos here: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/06/cheering-supporters-line-streets-greet-president-trump-arrives-wisconsin-video/