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  • Arkansas Supreme Court greenlights four laws that make voting harder

    05/18/2024 6:33:53 AM PDT · by CFW · 26 replies
    ARKTimes ^ | 5/16/24 | Austin Gelder
    Surprising no one, the staunchly conservative Arkansas Supreme Court unanimously upheld four 2021 state laws that make voting in Arkansas less pleasant, less convenient and less likely to count. In an opinion issued Thursday, the seven-member court overturned former Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen’s 2022 ruling that the four laws at issue hindered the fundamental right to vote and were therefore unconstitutional. [snip] The 2021 laws the state Supreme Court upheld Thursday are: Act 973, which shortens the window to turn in absentee ballots, moving the deadline from the Monday before Election Day to the Friday before. Act 736,...
  • 2 infants surrendered to new Safe Haven Baby Box before it was blessed

    05/17/2024 12:56:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    WAFB ^ | May 17, 2024 | Debra Worley
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Gray News) – Two newborns were surrendered to the first Safe Haven Baby Box in Little Rock, Arkansas, before it was even blessed. “In just the last few weeks, we have had two instances of parents who have surrendered their newborn babies at our fire stations because they believed they had no other choice, for whatever the reason,” Mayor Frank Scott Jr. said. The City of Little Rock Fire Department hosted a public dedication ceremony of the Safe Haven Baby Box Wednesday afternoon, where a pastor from Calvary Baptist Church blessed the box. The church funded the...
  • Ernst irritated by Cotton’s attempt to leapfrog her in leadership, as politically charged GOP races for top spots begin

    03/06/2024 1:36:29 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/5/24 | Ted Barrett
    Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa is miffed that Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas did not call her or other Republican leaders to notify them of his intentions to run for the third ranking position in GOP leadership, a post she might want to move up to in the scramble for open roles after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he would give up the top job in November. To move to the number three job, Cotton would have to leapfrog Ernst and GOP Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia who currently hold the number four and five positions respectively....
  • Leftists Attack Sen. Tom Cotton for Calling for Self-Defense Against Leftist Violence

    04/17/2024 5:01:02 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | April 17, 2024 | Daniel Greenfield
    When terror supporters attack , the Left calls it speech, but when people fight back, it's suddenly violence.When terror supporters attack you, the Left calls it speech, but when Sen. Tom Cotton suggests fighting back, the Left calls it violence.Once again leftists took to the streets in a coordinated campaign in support of Hamas and Iran, blocking roads, burning American flags, and endorsing the murder of Americans and Jews.Beyond their political views, the Hamas supporters blocked traffic, forcibly stranding motorists, and preventing school buses and ambulances from moving forward. Similar assaults on public roadways have endangered the lives of patients...
  • Sen. Tom Cotton doubles down on comments urging people to 'forcibly remove' protesters blocking traffic

    04/17/2024 1:27:30 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 48 replies
    NBC News ^ | Apr 16, 2024 | Kate Santaliz and Zoë Richards
    Sen. Tom Cotton on Tuesday doubled down on comments urging people delayed by traffic stemming from pro-Palestinian demonstrations to "forcibly remove" some protesters who are blocking streets. "Absolutely, I support people, if they’re blocked by traffic, by pro-Hamas vigilantes in the street, they should get out of their cars, they should move them to the side of the road, and they should let traffic continue," Cotton, R-Ark., told NBC News on Tuesday. Asked whether he was calling for violence against protesters, Cotton said he wasn't. "I’m saying that if people are trying to get to work or pick up their...
  • “You Have Been Warned”: Republican Senators Threaten the ICC Prosecutor over Possible Israel Arrest Warrants

    05/06/2024 9:20:02 AM PDT · by hardspunned · 26 replies
    Zeteo ^ | 5/6/24 | Zeteo
    A group of influential Republican senators has sent a letter to International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Karim Khan, warning him not to issue international arrest warrants against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli officials, and threatening him with “severe sanctions” if he does so. In a terse, one-page letter obtained exclusively by Zeteo, and signed by 12 GOP senators, including Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Florida’s Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz of Texas, Khan is informed that any attempt by the ICC to hold Netanyahu and his colleagues to account for their actions in Gaza will be interpreted...
  • Teacher 'bombarded boy, 15, with nude photos and said she wouldn't go further

    05/03/2024 12:23:15 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 85 replies
    The Mirror UK ^ | 29 APR 24 | ByLucy Skoulding
    Reagan Gray, 26, is accused of sexually abusing a 15 year old boy and sending him naked photos 'on a daily basis' - the abuse started in the autumn of 2020 at Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock.A 26 year-old teacher has been accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy and inundating him with explicit images. The accused, Reagan Gray, who was a volunteer at one of Arkansas' largest churches, claimed she limited their sexual activity to oral interactions so he could "stay pure".It is alleged that Gray, working from Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock, initiated the abuse in...
  • Reported Shooting Incident at Kroger in Little Rock

    04/07/2024 5:58:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 45 replies
    KATV.com ^ | April 4, 2024 | Scott Solomon
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — UPDATE: Two Kroger customers are being charged with battery after a disagreement led to a shooting inside the grocery store on Wednesday evening. According to a report by the Little Rock Police Department, the incident began at 9 p.m when 48-year-old Yusuf Muhammad began harassing 43-year-old Shearee Jones in the checkout aisle. Witnesses stated that Muhammad was visibly aggressive towards Jones and that she asked him to stop. The report says that he continued after this and assaulted her, leaving an abrasion. In response, Jones brandished a firearm and struck Muhammad with multiple rounds. The report...
  • Bryan Malinowski, the Little Rock airport executive shot by ATF agents, dies from injuries

    03/21/2024 12:41:08 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 70 replies
    KARK via MSN ^ | 03 21 2024 | Bill Smith
    The executive director of the Little Rock airport who was shot by federal agents serving a search warrant at his home earlier this week has died. A statement from the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport announced the death of Bryan Malinowski at noon Thursday. The statement from Bill Walker, chair of the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission, noted that under Malinowski’s leadership the airport saw “significant growth and success” and offered condolences to Malinowski’s family. “With a heavy heart, we announce the passing of our executive director Bryan Malinowski. Bryan was a 16-year employee of the airport. Under his...
  • Released search warrant affidavit shows details of ATF case against Little Rock airport executive Bryan Malinowski

    03/21/2024 6:04:36 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 111 replies
    KARK.com ^ | March 21, 2024 | Alex Kienlen
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The affidavit detailing the ATF case against the Little Rock airport executive who was shot and killed by federal agents serving a search warrant at his home was released Thursday. In the heavily redacted warrant affidavit, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives claims that Bryan Malinowski purchased numerous firearms that he resold without a firearm dealer’s license. Bryan Malinowski, the Little Rock airport executive shot by ATF agents, dies from injuries According to the warrant, Malinowski purchased more than 150 guns between May 2021 and Feb. 27, 2024, which he then resold.
  • Airport director involved in shootout previously at center of property dispute

    03/21/2024 3:39:19 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 30 replies
    NPR ^ | 3/20/24 | Josie Lenora
    Bryan Malinowski, who was involved in a shootout with federal agents Tuesday, was also involved in a legal fight with a neighbor over the placement of a mailbox, claiming it was placed illegally on his property. A judge would go on to side with Malinowski’s neighbor, years before the 53-year-old director of Little Rock's Clinton National Airport was involved in the Tuesday shooting with agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. In August 2018, Malinowski sued Eric and Victoria Pinter, who lived next to a property he owned. He said the year before they “without consultation or...
  • ATF agent injured in early Tuesday morning shootout at home of Clinton National Airport executive director in west Little Rock

    03/21/2024 6:45:10 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 47 replies
    KARK.com ^ | 3/19/24 | Bill Smith
    According to Arkansas State Police and ATF, Bryan Malinowski, the executive director of the Clinton National Airport, was being served a federal search warrant when he shot toward ATF, and they returned fire. The airport director was shot at least twice as authorities said he suffered gunshot wounds. Police said an ATF agent was shot once with non-life-threatening injuries. Both were sent to nearby hospitals. De Bruyn said she witnessed an ambulance, firetruck and multiple law enforcement agencies swarmed the cul-de-sac and adjacent street
  • Hutchinson says decision not to endorse Trump ‘costly and difficult’

    03/18/2024 9:02:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/18/2024 | ELIZABETH CRISP
    Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who ran for the GOP presidential nomination this year, says he won’t back former President Trump in 2024, but also won’t vote for President Biden. “I get asked a lot if I believe Trump is a threat to our democracy,” he writes in a USA Today op-ed. “I am not good at predicting the future, but we can learn from history and we should take heed when politicians tell us what they are going to do.” Hutchinson says in the piece that he voted for Trump twice, but that insight gleaned from former Rep. Liz...
  • Tornado outbreak ongoing. Ohio hit hard.

    03/14/2024 6:15:40 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 70 replies
    Major tornado outbreak Several towns in Ohio hit hard Tornado damage also reported in Indiana And now the western Little Rock AR metro Mass causality events declared in several areas
  • Arkansas To Ban Use Of ‘X’ On Drivers Licenses, Says Gender Must Match Birth Certificate

    03/13/2024 11:24:59 PM PDT · by deks · 45 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | March 12, 2024 | Leif Le Mahieu
    Arkansas Republican Governor Sarah Sanders said on Tuesday that the state would ban the use of “X” on driver’s licenses and that state IDs must identify the individual as either male or female, according to an announcement first shared with The Daily Wire. “This policy is just common sense,” Sanders told The Daily Wire. “Only women give birth, men shouldn’t play women’s sports, and there are only two genders. As long as I’m Governor, Arkansas state government will not endorse nonsense.” “This change announced today reflects a commonsense approach that ensures a license or ID issued by the State of...
  • Deputies: Saline County homeowner shoots armed burglary suspect who was leaving his house

    03/02/2024 5:52:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    fox16.com ^ | February 27, 2024 | Bill Smith
    SALINE COUNTY, Ark. – Deputies said an armed burglary suspect was shot by a Saline County man returning home Tuesday when he saw the suspect draw a weapon as he left the man’s house. Officials with the Saline County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a call of shots fired at the home in the 10000 block of East Sardis Road. When they arrived, the deputies said they found the homeowner, who told them he had called 911. The man said he saw the suspect coming out of his house pointing a firearm at him. The homeowner then said he...
  • FBI hunts MAGA mob pipe bomber: Feds offer $50,000 to catch suspect who left outside RNC and DNC headquarters less than half a mile from deadly Capitol riot

    01/08/2021 6:51:04 AM PST · by Pikachu_Dad · 95 replies
    The daily mail ^ | Jan 8 2021 | Ross Ibbetson
    Pipe bombs were left outside the Republican and Democratic headquarters The buildings, just blocks from each other, are less than half a mile from Capitol FBI released image of hooded suspect, wearing mask and gloves carrying object Comes after 81 arrested over riots at Capitol Wednesday which left five dead - another 36 suspects are being sought over vandalism, looting and inciting riot The FBI is offering a $50,000 reward for information about pipe bombs which were discovered at the Republican and Democratic committee headquarters in DC. The agency released an image today of a hooded suspect wearing a mask,...
  • Cotton’s questioning of TikTok CEO was ‘racist’: Asian American caucus

    02/02/2024 7:28:14 PM PST · by RandFan · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/02/24 3:48 PM ET | BY CHEYANNE M. DANIELS
    The leading Asian American caucus in Congress has accused Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) of “racist” questioning of TikTok’s CEO at a congressional hearing this week. In a hearing Wednesday, leaders from across big tech were summoned to testify on the issue of online child safety. In addition to TikTok, executives from Meta, X, Snap and Discord were accused by lawmakers of failing to protect children from online abuse and exploitation. In the hearing, Cotton repeatedly asked TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew about possible ties to China. Chew repeatedly responded that he is Singaporean. When Cotton asked if Chew had ever...
  • Radical Arkansas Amendment Would Legalize Killing Babies in Abortions, Overturn Pro-Life Laws

    01/24/2024 8:20:57 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | January 24, 2024 | Steven Ertelt
    Radical abortion advocates in Arkansas are now approved to collect signatures for an extreme amendment that would legalize killing babies in abortions. The measure would also overturn virtually every pro-life law in the state that protects babies from abortions – including the state’s abortion ban protecting unborn children and laws designed to protect the health and safety of women. On Tuesday the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office certified a popular name and ballot title for the Arkansas Abortion Amendment of 2024. The measure’s sponsors now can begin collecting the 90,704 petition signatures necessary to place the measure on the ballot this...
  • Arkansas Amendment Would Make Killing Babies in Abortions a Constitutional Right

    01/10/2024 3:29:19 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | January 10, 2024 | Jerry Cox
    Arkansans for Limited Government reportedly is making a third attempt at placing its pro-abortion amendment on the 2024 ballot in Arkansas. In Arkansas, the attorney general’s office reviews the titles and language of ballot initiatives to ensure the measure’s wording is not misleading or ambiguous. Once approved, the measure’s sponsors can begin collecting petition signatures to place it on the ballot. Attorney General Griffin’s team has previously rejected two versions of the proposed abortion amendment, citing flaws in the measure’s text. If passed, this amendment would write abortion into the Arkansas Constitution and erase decades of good, pro-life laws. Public...