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  • Kenosha cop who shot Jacob Blake in the back and paralyzed him will NOT be charged and is back on duty

    04/14/2021 2:18:15 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 42 replies
    The Wisconsin police officer who shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha last August will not be disciplined or charged with any crime and is back on active duty, cops said. Officer Rusten Sheskey shot Blake, 29, in the back seven times on August 23 in front of his children and left him paralyzed from the waist down while officers responded to a 911 call about an alleged 'domestic incident.' Sheskey had been placed on administrative leave after the incident but returned to work on March 31 after the shooting was investigated 'by an outside agency,' the Kenosha Police Department announced on...
  • Expert says cop was justified in pinning down George Floyd

    04/13/2021 1:11:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 13, 2021 | Amy Forliti, Steve Karnowski and Tammy Webber
    Former Officer Derek Chauvin was justified in pinning George Floyd to the ground because of his frantic resistance, a use-of-force expert testified for the defense Tuesday, contradicting a parade of authorities from both inside and outside the Minneapolis Police Department. Taking the stand at Chauvin’s murder trial, Barry Brodd, a former Santa Rosa, California, police officer, said officers don’t have to wait for something bad to happen; they need only to have a reasonable fear that there’s a threat and then adjust their actions accordingly. “It’s easy to sit and judge … an officer’s conduct. It’s more of a challenge...
  • No indication officer in Capitol attack was stabbed, shot

    04/05/2021 2:57:51 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    AP ^ | 04 05 2021 | MICHAEL BALSAMO
    A Capitol Police officer killed last week when a man armed with a knife rammed his car into two officers at a barricade outside the Capitol does not appear to have been stabbed, slashed or shot, a police official told The Associated Press on Monday. Officer William “Billy” Evans, an 18-year veteran of the force, died Friday after the driver rammed into the barricade near the Capitol. The driver, identified as 25-year-old Noah Green, crashed into the officers and the barrier, then exited the car armed with a knife and charged at another officer before the officer fatally shot him,...
  • Did Israeli Soldiers Arrest Palestinian Children For Picking Flowers?

    04/01/2021 6:39:40 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Apr 1, 2021 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    A malevolent media continues its sick slander of Israel. Israeli soldiers arrest Palestinian children for the “crime” of picking flowers and vegetables located on a Jewish outpost in the West Bank. You can read about this highly implausible event here: “Fact Check: Did Israeli Soldiers Arrest Palestinian Youths for ‘Picking Flowers’?,” by Emanuel Miller, Algemeiner, March 24, 2021: Did Israeli soldiers arrest Palestinian youths recently for the “crime” of picking flowers and vegetables located on a Jewish outpost in the West Bank?That’s exactly the story being propagated by the Associated Press (AP) in a piece based entirely on a video...
  • 2 charged with assaulting police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died after Capitol riot

    03/15/2021 10:07:47 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 79 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | March 15, 2021
    WASHINGTON — Federal authorities arrested two men over the weekend on suspicion of assaulting Capitol police Officer Brian Sicknick and two others with bear mace during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Julian Elie Khater, 32, and George Piere Tanios, 39, were arrested Sunday and are expected to appear in federal court Monday, The Associated Press reported. In a criminal complaint obtained by The Washington Post, an FBI official said surveillance footage and other video showed Khater and Tanios talking Jan. 6 as supporters of President Donald Trump gathered at the Capitol.
  • Eager to act, Biden and Democrats leave Republicans behind

    03/04/2021 3:06:58 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 4, 2021 | By LISA MASCARO and ZEKE MILLER
    WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress are jamming their agenda forward with a sense of urgency, an unapologetically partisan approach based on the calculation that it’s better to advance the giant COVID-19 rescue package and other priorities than waste time courting Republicans who may never compromise. The coronavirus pandemic is driving the crush of legislative action, but so are the still-raw emotions from the U.S. Capitol siege and the hard lessons of the last time Democrats had the sweep of party control of Washington. Republicans are mounting blockades of Biden’s agenda just as they did during the...
  • Who Hates Voters? AP Describes GOP Georgia Voter ID Bill as 'Restrictive Voting Measures'

    02/27/2021 8:16:56 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 27, 2021 | P.J. Gladnick
    "Georgia senators pass bill to require ID for absentee voting."So how does the Associated Press feel about that? In the old days when AP attempted to maintain a dry neutrality in its reporting, that could have been a tough question to answer. However, in recent years, with their policy of editorializing right in their stories, AP slams its readers in the head with their viewpoint sledgehammer.
  • Associated Press Dismantles Scandal-Plagued Lincoln Project in Explosive Exposé

    02/11/2021 12:33:17 PM PST · by JV3MRC · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 2/11/2021 | Joseph Vazquez
    The scandals plaguing the insufferable anti-Trump Lincoln Project have become too potent to ignore for the liberal Associated Press. AP slammed the group in a story headlined, “How a leading anti-Trump group ignored a crisis in its ranks.” The outlet reported that “[i]n June 2020, members of the organization’s leadership were informed in writing and in subsequent phone calls of at least 10 specific allegations of harassment against co-founder John Weaver, including two involving Lincoln Project employees.” AP said this revelation undercut the super PAC’s “statement last month that it was ‘shocked’ when accusations surfaced publicly this year. It’s also...
  • Court blocks some of Los Angeles DA’s progressive policies

    02/09/2021 6:32:48 PM PST · by bitt · 3 replies
    newsbreak ^ | 2/8/2021 | brian melley
    <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County prosecutors took the progressive new district attorney to court and won a ruling Monday blocking some criminal justice reforms he instituted to reduce prison sentences.</p><p>Superior Court Judge James Chalfant issued a preliminary injunction blocking some directives District Attorney George Gascon issued to end enhancements that can add years to prison sentences.</p>
  • The Associated Press Stylebook has proclaimed there was no election fraud in 2020

    02/08/2021 6:48:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/08/2021 | Ron Wright
    I just noted this update to the AP Style Manual — "2021 Impeachment Topical Guide."[T]here was no widespread fraud in the election, as has been confirmed by a range of election officials across the country and by former Attorney General William Barr. Nearly all the legal challenges to the election put forth by Trump and his allies were dismissed — a fact Democrats mention in their brief for the trial.In terms of fact-checkers, this lacks context. Yes, many courts dismissed the many motions of the Trump legal team filed. But what the AP fails to disclose is that these dismissals...
  • AP Analysis: Trump’s rage ignites mob assault on democracy

    01/07/2021 3:25:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 105 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 7, 2021 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE
    Posting LINK only. This is an over-the-top AP attack on Donald Trump and his peaceful supporters. BARF alert.
  • The Associated Press cheers ruthless authoritarianism: According to AP, if you want to get rid of the Wuhan virus, the Chinese approach is the way to go

    12/16/2020 6:06:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/16/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    Ken Moritsugu, of the Associated Press, wrote an article that, while bemoaning China’s initial secrecy about the Wuhan virus’s origins within its borders, seemingly applauds the ruthless power it applied to bring the virus to an end. It’s almost as if Moritsugu is trying to set the table for a new administration to really crack down on lockdown and mask scofflaws in America.Whether or not Moritsugu wrote the headline for the AP article, it certainly sums up the article’s tone: A pandemic atlas: China’s state power crushes COVID-19. The opening paragraph dives right in to let us know that China’s...
  • Biden win over Trump in Nevada made official by court [certified]

    11/24/2020 10:44:56 AM PST · by Alter Kaker · 114 replies
    AP ^ | 11/24/2020 | Ken Ritter
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court made Joe Biden’s win in the state official on Tuesday, approving the state's final canvass of the Nov. 3 election. The unanimous action by the seven nonpartisan justices sends to Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak results that will deliver six electoral votes from the western U.S. battleground state to Biden. The court action drew extra scrutiny amid legal efforts by the state GOP and Trump campaign to prevent sending vote-by-mail ballots to all 1.82 million active registered voters and then to stop the counting of the 1.4 million votes that were cast.
  • AP DC Chief Julie Pace: 'For Trump, Sowing Post-Election Chaos Is the Goal'

    11/20/2020 10:02:40 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 20, 2020 | P.J. Gladnick
    Wow! Why is the Associated Press Washington Bureau Julie Pace so consumed with anger, bordering on rage, over the fact that President Donald Trump and his team are seeking verification of election results? Does anybody remember the press reacting with anything even approaching outrage when Al Gore challenged the Florida election results for over a month after the 2000 election? One would think that a wire-service bureau chief who's supposed to oversee all the Washington news wouldn't be throwing editorial thunderbolts. But Pace wants to get on cable news segments, so forget the appearance of detachment.
  • Pennsylvania vote goes smoothly, but tallying may take time

    11/04/2020 6:16:14 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | November 4, 2020 | By MARK SCOLFORO and MICHAEL RUBINKAM
    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania voters turned out in large numbers Tuesday for an election that produced few of the glitches some had feared, leaving in their wake a mountain of ballots that will have to be counted in the coming days amid intense national scrutiny. The battleground state’s decision to greatly expand mail-in voting for the first time this year means it could be days before it’s clear whether President Donald Trump repeated his crucial Pennsylvania victory from four years ago or whether native son Joe Biden will collect its 20 electoral votes. “What’s most important is that we have...
  • Election emerges as referendum on race relations in America

    10/30/2020 6:29:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 30, 2020 | By KAT STAFFORD (D-AP)
    DETROIT - Every day feels like a raw wound for Omari Barksdale. His sister, Laneeka Barksdale, died of COVID-19 in late March in Detroit - and since then, so have more than 228,000 Americans. Many were Black Americans whose communities were disproportionately devastated by the virus. Omari Barksdale, a Black man, watched with alarm as the toll of the country’s racial injustice mounted. People of color bore the brunt of pandemic-related job losses. Police shot and killed Breonna Taylor inside her Kentucky home, and a Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into George Floyd’s neck for nearly eight minutes as...
  • As anger rises, thousands of Muslims protest French cartoons

    10/30/2020 5:52:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 30, 2020 | By ISABEL DEBRE
    DUBAI - Thousands of Muslims, from Pakistan to Lebanon to the Palestinian territories, poured out of prayer services to join anti-France protests on Friday, as the French president’s vow to protect the right to caricature the Prophet Muhammad continues to roil the Muslim world. Demonstrations in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad turned violent as some 2,000 people who tried to march toward the French Embassy were pushed back by police firing tear gas and beating protesters with batons. Crowds of Islamist activists hanged an effigy of French President Emmanuel Macron from a highway overpass after pounding it furiously with their shoes. Several...
  • Trump charges into battleground states despite rising virus

    10/26/2020 12:26:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 26, 2020 | By ZEKE MILLER (D), ALEXANDRA JAFFE (D) and KEVIN FREKING (D)
    LITITZ, Pa. - President Donald Trump embarked Monday on a final-week charge through nearly a dozen states ahead of the election, overlooking a surge of coronavirus cases in the U.S. and a fresh outbreak in his own White House. His Democratic rival, Joe Biden, is holding far fewer events in an effort to demonstrate that he’s taking the worsening pandemic seriously. The final days of the campaign are crystalizing the starkly different approaches Trump and Biden have taken to address the worst public health crisis in a century - with risks for each candidate. “It’s a choice between a Trump...
  • House already won? Pelosi thinks so, and reaches for more

    10/26/2020 11:13:59 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    AP ^ | October 26, 2020 | By LISA MASCARO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi once predicted she’d have the 2020 House Democratic majority secured by November — of 2019. Now, days before the Nov. 3 election, she seems to have done it, and she’s expanding her reach. With control of the House hardly contested, Pelosi is working to fortify Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and win extra House seats in case Congress is called on to resolve any Electoral College dispute with President Donald Trump. Pelosi said she feels so confident Democrats will keep the House this election, she’s already preparing to win the next one in 2022....
  • Trump leans into fear tactics in bid to win Midwest states

    10/18/2020 3:51:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 18, 2020 | By JILL COLVIN and BRIAN SLODYSKO
    JANESVILLE, Wisconsin - President Donald Trump leaned into fear tactics Saturday as he accused the left of trying to “destroy the American way of life” in a late reelection pitch to voters in Michigan and Wisconsin - two Midwestern states that were instrumental to his 2016 victory but may now be slipping from his grasp. In back-to-back rallies, Trump accused the left of wanting to “erase American history” and “purge American values.” He claimed, with no basis, that Democratic rival Joe Biden would put communities at risk. Trump offered the dark message as he faces headwinds not only in national...