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  • Black Lives Matter Murals Are Being Defaced In Cities Throughout The Country

    07/11/2020 3:15:41 PM PDT · by xxqqzz · 153 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 9, 2020 | Tommy Beer
    A Black Lives Matter mural outside of Chicago was painted over to read "All Lives Matter" earlier this week, the latest occurrence of what has become a nationwide trend in recent weeks of vandals defacing similar BLM murals, as the U.S. painfully comes to terms with an evolving public dialogue centered around racism following the death of George Floyd. 'Black Lives Matter' mural painted in NYC NEW YORK, USA - JUNE 15: An aerial view of 'Black Lives Matter' mural painting is seen on Fulton ... KEY FACTS A portion of a street mural, which had been completed just two...
  • Business Leaders Urge Trump to Leave DACA Alone After Court Ruling

    07/11/2020 10:00:25 AM PDT · by semimojo · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/11/2020 | Maggie Haberman
    A group of prominent business leaders urged President Trump on Saturday to leave in place a program affecting roughly 800,000 young immigrants who are shielded from deportation, saying it would disrupt the economy and impact the battle against the coronavirus... The signers of the letter included executives with Amazon, General Motors, Hilton Worldwide, Target, Apple, Google and Facebook, as well as groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and almost every sector of the manufacturing industry“This is no time to disrupt the economic recovery of our companies and communities, nor time to jeopardize the health and safety of these vulnerable...
  • House Democrats promise investigations, legislation after Trump commutes Roger Stone

    07/11/2020 11:08:25 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 11 2020 | Adam Shaw
    House Democrats reacted furiously to President Trump’s Friday move to commute the prison sentence of political operative Roger Stone -- demanding an investigation and even legislation to stop similar commutations happening again. “President Trump’s decision to commute the sentence of top campaign advisor Roger Stone, who could directly implicate him in criminal misconduct, is an act of staggering corruption,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a statement on Saturday. She went on to promise that Congress would “take action” to prevent future such commutations: “Legislation is needed to ensure that no President can pardon or commute the sentence of...
  • Pelosi: Commuting Stone’s Sentence, ‘Appalling’ and ‘a Terrible Idea’

    07/11/2020 3:00:22 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 10 2020 | IAN HANCHETT
    During an interview that took place before it was formally announced that President Trump is commuting Roger Stone’s prison sentence broadcast on Friday’s edition of CNN’s “AC360,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stated that giving Stone clemency is “a terrible idea” and “appalling.” Pelosi also stated that Congress should pass legislation so that presidents are legally restricted from pardoning anyone who commits a crime “that is caused by protecting the president, which this was.”
  • Berkeley may be 1st U.S. city to propose eliminating police from traffic stops, enforcement

    07/11/2020 9:33:31 AM PDT · by plain talk · 97 replies
    abc7news ^ | July 10, 2020 | Kate Larsen
    In the East Bay, in what's believed to be a first in the nation proposal, the City of Berkeley has proposed ending police traffic enforcement. Next week, Berkeley's City Council will vote on a proposal to create a Department of Transportation and use employees in that department to make traffic stops instead of Berkeley Police officers. "A minor traffic violation should not have resulted in the murder of a black or brown body, but at the same time we can also re-examine the nature of punitive law enforcement and broken windows policing that makes traffic enforcement so deadly to begin...
  • Roof destroyed at San Gabriel Mission after fire broke out at 249-year-old church

    07/11/2020 8:31:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    KTLA ^ | 07/11/2020
    A fire broke out at the San Gabriel Mission and completely burned the church’s roof early Saturday, officials said. Authorities have not said what may have caused the blaze at the 249-year-old church on 428 S. Mission Drive. Video recorded before daylight shows dark smoke rising from the flames. Officials did no report any injuries. The church, founded in 1771, was the fourth of 21 missions established by the priest Junipero Serra, according to the Los Angeles Times.
  • Judicial Watch Court Victory [Weekly Update]

    07/10/2020 3:28:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 10, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    href="https://www.judicialwatch.org/tom-fittons-weekly-update/jw-victory/#anc1" > Victory: Court Rules Corporate Gender Quota Lawsuit May Go Forward Judicial Watch and Daily Caller News Foundation Sue for Joe Biden’s Senate Records at University of Delaware The New Judicial Watch Book: ‘A Republic Under Assault,’ is Available for Pre-Order Victory: Court Rules Corporate Gender Quota Lawsuit May Go Forward Good news! A California court authorized our taxpayer lawsuit to move forward against a California law that mandates gender quotas for corporate boards. The court held that our clients have standing to sue under state law, and our attorneys will now proceed to discovery, including depositions of...
  • 3 Los Angeles officers accused of false gang identifications

    07/10/2020 2:00:13 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 9 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | 7/9/2020 | John Antczak
    LOS ANGELES - Three Los Angeles police officers have been charged with falsifying records reporting that people they stopped were gang members or associates, prosecutors said Friday. The members of the Police Department’s Metropolitan Division were charged Thursday in a 59-count complaint alleging one count each of conspiracy to obstruct justice and multiple counts of filing a false police report and preparing false documentary evidence. The officers were identified as Braxton Shaw, 37; Michael Coblentz, 42, and Nicolas Martinez, 36. Directors of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, the union representing LAPD officers, said it expects the department “to investigate...
  • As many as 8,000 California prisoners to be released early in effort to stop coronavirus spread

    07/10/2020 1:32:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
    ktla ^ | 07/10/2020
    As many as 8,000 California prisoners could be released ahead of schedule in an unprecedented attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19 inside state prisons, with more than half of the releases expected by the end of the month. The announcement on Friday by top advisors to Gov. Gavin Newsom offered stark evidence of the dire health conditions at several California prisons. On Monday, the top medical officer for the state prison system was removed from his position following criticism of inmate transfers that are believed to have led to a much larger coronavirus problem in prisons than existed this...
  • Joe Biden’s ‘Unity’ Platform with Bernie Sanders Gives Free Health Care to DACA Illegal Aliens

    07/10/2020 12:41:36 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 10 2020 | JOHN BINDER
    In the Joe Biden-Bernie Sanders “Unity” platform, Democrats are vowing to provide free, American taxpayer-funded health care to illegal aliens who are able to enroll in former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The proposed Democrat Party platform, known as the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force Recommendations, would restart the DACA program — allowing millions of illegal aliens to enroll — and ensure they are provided with taxpayer-subsidized Obamacare plans. The platform also would allow all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the U.S. to purchase healthcare coverage in the federal marketplace and more quickly allow...
  • Nancy Pelosi faces the wrath of social media after dismissive statement about mobs tearing down statues

    07/10/2020 12:11:22 PM PDT · by USA Conservative · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 07.10.2020 | Carlos Garcia
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was criticized heavily online after she offered a dismissive statement on mobs vandalizing and tearing down historical statues. Pelosi indicated that she didn't disapprove of the illegal vandalism of statues in a media briefing on Thursday. She was asked about a statue of Columbus that was thrown into Baltimore harbor by protesters. "Well you know, I'm not a big, I don't even have my grandmother's earrings, I'm not a big, uh, let's see what we have in terms of monuments, I'm more interested in terms of what people have accomplished," Pelosi said. "I think that...
  • California's Energy Regulations Hurt the Poor, While 'Green' Subsidies Benefit the Rich

    07/10/2020 11:04:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Reason Foundation ^ | July.10., 2020 | STEVEN GREENHUT
    Incentive programs for electric cars and solar panels mostly benefit those who can afford those things, while regulations that drive up the cost of energy hurt those who can't afford much to begin with. ... a growing rift on in the environmental world between those who favor the state's far-reaching "green" policies—and those who want to hector us to use less energy. "Wealth is a prominent driver of demand for residential energy, ... a constant theme from the environmental community when it comes to every resource-related policy debate, from electricity production to fossil fuels to water availability. Activists talk about...
  • Police association asks Palo Alto to remove convicted cop killer from BLM mural

    07/10/2020 7:21:43 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    KTVU ^ | July 9, 2020 | Ryan Moran
    The National Police Association is asking a Silicon Valley city to change a large Black Lives Matter mural in front of City Hall to remove the painting of a fugitive who is wanted for escaping prison nearly 50 years ago while serving time for killing a police officer.
  • San Diego Police Shoot Fleeing Suspect, Video Shows he was Armed

    07/10/2020 5:24:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 7 July, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    A bit before 6 p.m., in downtown San Diego, California, two police officers noticed a man in a red tracksuit. He was wanted in connection with a recent robbery. He had a distinctive face tattoo, which is how the officers identified him so quickly. In the ensuing confrontation, the suspect flees from the police, He drops what he is carrying, and is shot.Protestors claim he was shot without justification. The next day, a hundred protestors gather. They threatened to “burn down the system“.The San Diego police act quickly. They released a video of the shooting from four sources, including two...
  • Report: Editor scrubs Kamala Harris’ Wikipedia page as VP speculation grows

    07/09/2020 7:18:25 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 28 replies
    As the November general election draws closer, there is great interest in presumptive nominee Joe Biden’s choice of running mate — and one name consistently mentioned as a possibility is that of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). Though Sen. Harris has some political skeletons in her closet that could reduce her appeal among Democratic voters, an editor at Wikipedia is now attempting to erase them from public view, according to Breitbart. According to Breitbart, The Intercept first reported last week that a Wikipedia editor has been working to scrub the former California attorney general’s page on the site so as to...
  • Democrats unveil M4BL bill to defund police, give reparations, abolish ICE, DEA, and more

    07/09/2020 3:20:12 PM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 89 replies
    American Military News ^ | July 8, 2020 | Laura Widener
    House Democrats plan to introduce a new bill to defund police departments, establish reparations for Blacks and victims of police brutality, abolish federal law enforcement agencies, and more. Democrat Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley unveiled the BREATHE Act, which has not yet been introduced in the House, calling it “a new vision for public safety.” The bill was created by the Movement for Black Lives, a self-proclaimed abolitionist, anti-capitalist group, who also participated in its unveiling.
  • Polis appoints activist to vet board, signs egg bill ( Colorado )

    07/09/2020 9:30:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Fence Post magazine ^ | July 9, 2020 | Rachel Gabel
    Colorado's First Gentleman Marlon Reis and Ellen Kessler, an animal activist who has been appointed to a position on the State Board of Veterinary Medicine ... Kessler is a self-proclaimed animal rights activist .. “Vegan AF” and “Extreme. Annoying. Vegan.” Kessler posted support of the recently signed HB 20-1343 Egg-laying Hen Confinement Standards, calling the legislation a baby step “to get to the true goal of animal lovers and that is to not keep chickens for eggs nor food.” The board Gov. Polis appointed Kessler to regulates and licenses veterinarians ... The board activities include licensing veterinarians, investigating complaints about...
  • Fauci says hard-hit states should be 'pausing' the reopening process

    07/09/2020 9:20:07 AM PDT · by RandFan · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 9 | BY PETER SULLIVAN
    Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said Thursday that hard-hit states should not be moving forward with reopening, but stopped short of calling for full shutdowns. "I would think we need to get the states pausing in their opening process, looking at what did not work well and try to mitigate that," Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, told The Hill's Steve Clemons. "I don't think we need to go back to an extreme of shutting down." Fauci struck a different note than he did a day earlier in an interview with The Wall...
  • It’s Happening: Americans Turn to Trump as Democrats Continue to Embrace Lawlessness, Defunding Police, Ongoing Street Violence

    07/08/2020 7:34:53 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 67 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/08/20 | Jim Hoft
    New polling confirms Americans are not as crazy and clueless as their mainstream media. Despite all the media BS about peaceful protests, Americans are not so willing to go along with ripping down all the statues of heroes and saints, burning and looting the business districts and threats to abolish the police. According to a new poll by Democracy Institute the fallout from the Black Lives Matter protests and riots will win President Trump his reelection.
  • He's Black, Republican and working to reelect Trump. It's not easy

    07/08/2020 6:29:00 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 20 replies
    LA Times via MSN ^ | 7/7/20 | Mark Z, Barabak
    Immanuel Jarvis has spent most of his life in sales. Cellphones. Life insurance. Real estate. He comes at it naturally, with a warm smile, clever wit and outgoing personality. He's hard not to like. And yet Jarvis gets taunting emails, nasty phones calls, dirty looks. He recalls people standing so close he felt their hot breath on his face as they told him, "If I was your mother, I'd be ashamed of you for who you are." Jarvis is a Republican. He is Black. And he's a staunch supporter of President Trump.