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  • Nina Simone's grandaughter says Kamala Harris 'bullied' her mother to the point she 'almost killed herself'

    06/20/2021 5:25:50 PM PDT · by blueplum · 24 replies
    Fox ^ | 20 Jun 2021 | Evie Fordham
    Legendary singer Nina Simone’s granddaughter accused Vice President Kamala Harris of causing the family to lose control of Simone's estate ..."As I said before, Ask her why she separated my family," she continued. "Ask her why my grandmothers estate is in SHAMBLES now. Ask her why we as her family no longer own the rights to anything. Ask her why she bullied my mother in court and my mom almost killed herself from the depression." A 2016 settlement regarding the Nina Simone Charitable Trust refers to Harris multiple times for her "primary responsibility for supervising charitable trusts in California" as...
  • US couple who pointed guns at BLM protesters plead guilty

    06/18/2021 4:32:22 AM PDT · by EBH · 33 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/17/2021
    Mark and Patricia McCloskey agreed to give up the guns used in the 28 June confrontation in St Louis, Missouri. Mr McCloskey, 63, pleaded guilty to misdemeanour fourth-degree assault and was fined $750 (£538). His wife, 61, pleaded guilty to misdemeanour harassment and was fined $2,000. Because the charges are misdemeanours, the personal injury lawyers can keep their law licences and continue to own firearms. Judge David Mason accepted their guilty pleas, but rejected their request to donate Mr McCloskey's rifle in a fundraiser, US media said. A grand jury had indicted the couple on felony charges, which would have...
  • Trump Executive Could Face Charges as Soon as This Summer

    06/16/2021 5:43:30 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 25 replies ^ | 6/16/21 | DNY
    Trump Executive Could Face Charges as Soon as This Summer The Manhattan district attorney’s office appears to have entered the final stages of a criminal tax investigation into Donald J. Trump’s long-serving chief financial officer, Allen H. Weisselberg, setting up the possibility he could face charges this summer, according to people with knowledge of the matter. In recent weeks, a grand jury has been hearing evidence about Mr. Weisselberg, who is facing intense scrutiny from prosecutors as they seek his cooperation with a broader investigation into Mr. Trump and the Trump Organization, the people with knowledge of the matter said....
  • Rep. Gosar: Capitol Police 'Executed' Ashli Babbett During The January 6 Capitol Attack

    06/16/2021 11:20:09 AM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 68 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 16, 2021 | Yahoo News
    While questioning FBI Director Christopher Wray about the Jan. 6 Capitol attack in a hearing on Wednesday, Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., said Ashli Babbitt, who was killed as she attempted to breach a set of doors in the Capitol during the Jan. 6 attack, was "executed" and that the officer who shot her was "lying in wait."
  • British police officer admits raping and kidnapping Sarah Everard

    06/08/2021 2:57:17 AM PDT · by RandFan · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | June 8 | BBC News
    A Met Police officer has admitted kidnapping and raping Sarah Everard. The 33-year-old vanished as she walked home in Clapham, south London, on 3 March. Her body was found a week later in woodland near Ashford, Kent. Appearing at the Old Bailey via video-link, PC Wayne Couzens, of Deal, pleaded guilty both to kidnap and rape. The court heard he also accepted responsibility for Ms Everard's death but did not enter a plea on the charge of murder. Marketing executive Ms Everard had been walking to her home in Brixton on the night she disappeared. She was reported missing by...
  • Supreme Court limits US hacking law in landmark CFAA ruling

    06/04/2021 12:18:08 PM PDT · by Renfrew · 27 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | June 3, 2021 | Zack Whittaker
    The Supreme Court has ruled that a police officer who searched a license plate database for an acquaintance in exchange for cash did not violate U.S. hacking laws. The landmark ruling concludes a long-running case that clarifies the controversial Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, or CFAA, by putting limits on what kind of conduct can be prosecuted. The court ruled 6-3 in favor of Nathan Van Buren, a former Georgia police sergeant who brought the case. Van Buren was prosecuted on two counts, one for accepting a kickback for accessing the database as a serving police officer, and another for...
  • POLITICO Playbook: How Palm Beach is preparing for a possible Trump indictment

    05/14/2021 2:25:59 PM PDT · by · 48 replies
    PALM BEACH MAKES CONTINGENCY PLANS IN CASE TRUMP IS INDICTED — Law enforcement officials in Palm Beach County, Fla., have actively prepared for the possibility that Manhattan District Attorney CY VANCE could indict former President DONALD TRUMP while he’s at Mar-a-Lago, according to two high-ranking county officials involved in planning sessions...
  • Photographer fights 'non-discrimination' demands that violate faith

    04/11/2021 7:34:28 AM PDT · by fwdude · 28 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | April 10, 2021 | Bob Unruh
    A wedding photographer in New York is fighting the state's "non-discrimination" law, alleging it violates her right to express her religious beliefs. In a lawsuit profiled by the Washington Free Beacon, Emilee Carpenter is taking Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his administration to court because they are threatening her with fines and jail time for her belief that marriage is the union of a man and a woman.
  • Everyone Is Essential

    03/03/2021 3:35:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | March 3, 2021 | John Stossel
    Politicians have too much power over our lives. Many used the pandemic as another excuse to take more. Early on, politicians declared that they would decide who was "essential." Everyone else was told to stay home. Much of the economy stopped. Millions were laid off. Then politicians relaxed the rules for industries that they deemed "essential." "You can't just call somebody essential without implicitly suggesting that half the workforce is not essential," points out Mike Rowe, host of the surprise hit TV series, "Dirty Jobs." That's a big problem, says Rowe, because people find purpose in work. Now the Biden...
  • Socialism Never Works

    02/10/2021 3:54:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | February 10, 2021 | John Stossel
    Last week, I reported on two myths about socialism. My new video covers three more. Myth No. 3: Socialism works if it's "democratic." As the Democratic Socialists of America put it, "Society should be run democratically -- to meet public needs, not to make profits for a few." Sounds nice. If socialists are elected, then we'll have a more just society. But Venezuela's socialists were elected. "They can start off democratically elected," says economist Ben Powell, director of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech, but "once they centralize control over the economy, it becomes impossible to 'un-elect' them." Hugo...
  • Promised Unity, Americans Receive a 3rd Obama Term

    02/03/2021 8:58:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | February 3, 2021 | Ted Harvey
    Unity. Unity. Unity!Since Inauguration Day, President Biden has promised to bring Americans together. In his words: “History, faith, and reason show the way, the way of unity. We can see each other not as adversaries, but as neighbors.” The left-leaning mainstream media is selling the same bag of goods to the general public, echoing Biden’s aspirational talking points.Yet Biden’s reality has been anything but aspirational. His reality is anything but unifying. After one week in the White House, Biden took 40 executive actions, including 33 executive orders—and counting. That is more than triple the number of executive orders signed by...
  • SWALWELL: Senate Must Convict Trump Because ‘Country Can’t Give Him Another Chance’ to Run

    01/26/2021 12:20:50 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 59 replies ^ | JAN 25 2021
    Impeachment Manager Eric Swalwell weighed-in over the weekend on the Constitutionality of Impeaching a President who is no longer in office; saying the country “can’t afford to give Donald Trump another chance” to run for the White House. “Do you plan to address the Constitutional authority for the House to bring an impeachment against somebody who is no longer serving?” asked a reporter from MSNBC. “It’s Constitutional, the Senate is steeped in tradition and custom… Because Donald Trump will do this again, he has a disdain for democracy. We can’t afford -as a country- to give him a chance to...
  • Memorandum on Declassification of Certain Materials Related to the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation

    01/19/2021 8:09:41 PM PST · by ransomnote · 31 replies ^ | January 19, 2021 | President Donald J Trump
    MEMORANDUM FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERALTHE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCETHE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCYSUBJECT: Declassification of Certain Materials Related to the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane InvestigationBy the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby direct the following:Section 1. Declassification and Release. At my request, on December 30, 2020, the Department of Justice provided the White House with a binder of materials related to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Crossfire Hurricane investigation. Portions of the documents in the binder have remained classified and have not been released to...
  • Lisa Murkowski: House Acted ‘Appropriately Impeaching Donald Trump

    01/15/2021 2:36:45 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/15/2021 | Sean Moran
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) said in a statement Thursday that the Senate acted “appropriately” in impeaching President Donald Trump. Murkowski, who is up for reelection in 2022, released a statement after the House voted to impeach the 45th president. She said that the president “perpetrated false rhetoric that the election was stolen and rigged.”
  • Salon owner accuses Oregon governor of retaliating for resisting lockdown orders: 'She terrorized my family'

    12/29/2020 8:16:33 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 11 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | December 29, 2020 | Yael Halon
    An Oregon salon owner who opened her business in defiance of the state's lockdown orders accused Gov. Kate Brown of "retaliating" against her family in a $100,000 lawsuit, which details the damages she sustained due to extended closures and exorbitant fines issued against her.
  • How Civil Disobedience Curbed The Michigan Governor’s COVID Abuses Of Power

    10/05/2020 10:06:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 5, 2020 | Thomas Tacoma
    The political drama in Michigan reveals how essential it is in a republic that the citizens defy unconstitutional and illegal orders of their government. The news broke late on Oct. 2 that the Michigan Supreme Court had invalidated Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s authority to issue executive orders related to Covid-19 after April 30. This was a victory for the rule of law, for the separation of powers, and for the liberties of the American people (okay, maybe just the people of Michigan).Whitmer had declared a state of emergency on March 10 and extended it through a series of executive orders, on...
  • Security officer who killed White Settlement church shooter won’t face charges

    09/29/2020 1:53:52 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 35 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 28 September 2020 | Tom Steele
    A Tarrant County grand jury Monday declined to indict a volunteer security officer for a White Settlement church who fatally shot a man who killed two parishioners during a Sunday service. Jack Wilson fired one shot at Keith Thomas Kinnunen, stopping the 43-year-old gunman seconds after he pulled out a shotgun and shot Anton “Tony” Wallace, 64, and Richard White, 67, the morning of Dec. 29 at West Freeway Church of Christ. There were more than 250 people in the church at the time, officials said. Tim Rodgers, a prosecutor in the Tarrant County district attorney’s office, said in a...
  • Carter Page’s Book Shows How The Left Will Ruin Patriots To Get Power

    09/10/2020 9:30:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 10, 2020 | Margot Cleveland
    It isn’t Carter Page who should be apologizing to his family for what they’ve gone through. It’s the Crossfire Hurricane team, the members of the special counsel team, and the press. The media contacts began in July 2016. First, it was the Wall Street Journal. The Washington Post, New York Times, Politico, and CNN soon followed. The questions posed — all similar — perplexed Carter Page.No, he hadn’t met with Igor Sechin or Igor Divyekin while in Russia. No, Page hadn’t suggested the new administration would lift sanctions if then-candidate Donald Trump won the presidency.It was not until years later...
  • Pelosi says Dems will release Trump's tax returns if Biden wins election

    08/28/2020 10:44:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 88 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 08/27/2020 | Megan Henney
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pledged Thursday that Congress will obtain -- and release -- President Trump's tax returns if Joe Biden wins the November election. "When we win this election, and we have a new president of the United States in January, and we have a new secretary of the treasury, and [Rep.] Richard Neal asks for the president's returns, then the world will see what the president has been hiding all of this time," Pelosi said during a news conference. Trump has refused to make his tax returns public, breaking a modern-day precedent set by other presidents over the...
  • Ill. teen charged in Kenosha shooting that killed 2, hurt 1

    08/27/2020 5:22:49 PM PDT · by Pollard · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 8/27/2020 | By STEPHEN GROVES and SCOTT BAUER
    KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors on Thursday charged a 17-year-old from Illinois in the fatal shooting of two protesters and the wounding of a third in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a night of unrest following the weekend police shooting of Jacob Blake. Kyle Rittenhouse faces charges of first-degree intentional homicide, one count of first-degree reckless homicide, one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide and two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment. He would face a mandatory life sentence if convicted of first-degree intentional homicide, the most serious crime in Wisconsin.