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  • Connecticut GOP Calls on ‘Democratic Party’ to Change Name: ‘Years of Racial Oppression

    06/30/2020 2:54:55 PM PDT · by MagillaX · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 30th 2020 | Sussen Berry
    The Connecticut GOP called upon the “Democratic Party” to change its name Monday, issuing a resolution that asserts Democrats must address “the hundreds of years of racial oppression, violence, and multiple violations of human rights” associated with their party. The resolution states Connecticut Republicans “deem it necessary that the Democratic Party change its name due to the Party’s long tragic legacy denying Americans basic human rights,” including: Democrats blocked the first attempt to ratify the 13th Amendment in 1863 Democrats unanimously voted against the 14th Amendment giving former slaves citizenship Democrats unanimously voted against the 15th Amendment giving former slaves...
  • CT Police close I-95 N and S between exits 15-17 (BLM)

    06/06/2020 4:57:07 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 40 replies
    Vanity | Dr. Thorne
    People traveling on I-95 right now 8pm EDT be aware that police have genuflected to BLM by allowing protesters to block both northbound and southbound lanes between exit 15 (Route 7) and exit 17 (Westport).Hopefully, the police, who clearly support this action, will allow emergency vehicles through, but who knows.
  • 1806: Dominic Daley and James Halligan, hated foreigners

    06/05/2020 12:05:18 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 5 replies ^ | June 5, 2018 | Headsman
    On this date in 1806, immigrants Dominic Daley and James Halligan were hanged at Northampton, Massachusetts. In the words of one widely reproduced report, “They persisted in their innocence to the last moment, although there were perhaps not a single one of the numerous spectators present, which was presumed to amount to nearly 15,000, who entertained a doubt of their guilt.” Today, nearly everyone thinks them innocent. The case began, as many wrongful convictions do, with a particularly outrageous crime — a young farmer, Marcus Lyon, found dead in a Massachusetts creek en route to his home in Connecticut. He’d...
  • Insurrection Act debate rages on in Congress over use of military force to quell protests

    06/05/2020 3:16:14 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 05 2020 | Andrew Craft
    Democratic lawmakers in both chambers are sounding alarms about President Trump's continued threats to invoke the Insurrection Act to deal with the protests over the death of George Floyd, who died at the hands of police while in custody in Minneapolis. The centuries-old law allows the president to deploy U.S. military domestically to suppress civil disorder. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., introduced legislation to rein in the president's authority when implementing the Insurrection Act after a heavy militarized presence was seen in Washington, D.C., to control protestors around Lafayette Park near the White House. Blumenthal sees the action at the park...
  • NYPD’s Terrorism Official Says Unnamed Groups Planned Protest Violence in Advance

    06/01/2020 6:35:52 AM PDT · by karpov · 49 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 31, 2020 | y Tom Winter, Andrew Blankstein and Jonathan Dienst
    New York's top terrorism official says there's evidence that members of anarchist groups from outside the city intentionally planned to incite violence at protests calling for justice in the death of George Floyd. Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller said there is a high level of confidence within the NYPD that these unnamed groups had organized scouts, medics, and supply routes of rocks, bottles and accelerants for breakaway groups to commit vandalism and violence. There are strong indicators they planned for violence in advance using at times encrypted communications, he said. One out of every seven arrests, of...

    05/30/2020 6:57:08 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 10 replies
    Andover Leader ^ | May 29, 2020 10:45 am EDT
    Peter Manfredonia, a student at the University of Connecticut, is on the run and is suspected of killing two men, injuring another and kidnapping a woman, then fleeing in a stolen car, over the long weekend.... Manfredonia is suspected to have started his killing spree Friday morning in an attack on a dirt road in Willington (CT) that left Ted DeMers (62) dead and another man seriously injured, state police said... In the past, Manfredonia has used his Instagram account to speak against gun violence.... In a February 2018 publication, Manfredonia wrote that the school shootings “are an epidemic that...
  • Italy's Medici Murder Plot Solved

    02/25/2004 10:53:57 AM PST · by blam · 29 replies · 574+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 2-24-2004 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Italy's Medici Murder Plot Solved By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News Lorenzo dei Medici Feb. 24, 2004 — One of the most notorious crimes of the Renaissance, the attempted assassination of Florence's grandest son, Lorenzo dei Medici, has been solved more than 500 years later. Known as the Pazzi conspiracy, the plot was led by Francesco dei Pazzi, whose banking family had resented for years the Medici climb to power. The Pazzi plotted to kill Lorenzo and his brother Giuliano during a High Mass in the city's cathedral in April 1478. Wounded, Lorenzo managed to escape and barricade himself behind the...
  • Fugitive college student wanted in 2 slayings is captured

    05/27/2020 7:02:22 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 21 replies
    Brown County Democrat ^ | 5/27/20 9:56 PM | By PAT EATON-ROBB - 5/27/20 9:56 PM
    THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story is below: A lawyer for the family of a fugitive college student said Wednesday the 23-year-old suspect in two Connecticut slayings has no outdoor survival training and his parents are begging him to bring a peaceful end to the search that has stretched to Maryland. Since the first homicide on Friday, investigators have followed the trail of Peter Manfredonia through New Jersey and Pennsylvania, where police on Wednesday said someone matching his description took a ride-hailing service to the Hagerstown, Maryland, area. An attorney for Manfredonia’s family, Michael Dolan, told The...
  • Connecticut is the last of all 50 states to ease social-distancing orders

    05/20/2020 10:01:54 AM PDT · by nutmeg · 69 replies ^ | May 20, 2020 | Joseph Weber
    Connecticut will on Wednesday allow residents to eat in outdoor restaurants and shop inside stores, becoming the last of all 50 states to ease social-distancing orders to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Still, Connecticut officials, as are those in other states, are taking a measured, step-by-step approach to reopening and getting their economies restarted. Gyms, nail salons, spas, theaters and tattoo parlors and bars that do not serve food will remain closed until at least June 20, unless earlier modified.
  • Cromwell (CT) Town Council Votes to Allow Businesses to Reopen Immediately

    05/19/2020 4:55:50 PM PDT · by matt04 · 22 replies
    The town of Cromwell had decided It will allow businesses that want to reopen to do so immediately, in opposition to Gov. Ned Lamont's executive orders and reopening plans. In a meeting Wednesday, the town council voted 8-0 in favor of the decision, which will allow the town attorney to create a declaration allowing businesses in Cromwell that are willing and able to re-open immediately and to make a declaration to allow outdoor graduation. The declaration will be sent to the governor. Reopening has been a contentious issue across the country. Some expressed harsh criticism of Lamont's plans Monday when...
  • Bill De Blasio Warns: NYC Beachgoers Will Be ‘Taken Right out of the Water’

    05/18/2020 1:44:55 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 May 2020 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    De Blasio said that New York City will begin installing fencing along the city’s beaches and asked residents to avoid large gatherings, and playing sports. Lifeguards will also be prohibited from being on duty. “Anyone tries to get in the water, they’ll be taken right out of the water,” De Blasio said. “It’s a dangerous situation to ever go in the water if there are no lifeguards present,” he added. Though Big Apple beaches are closed for Memorial Day weekend, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will allow beaches in other parts of the state to open. Beaches in Connecticut, Delaware,...
  • Sen. John Cornyn Counters Democrats: Enough Gun Control Already

    05/18/2020 12:10:36 PM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 5/16/2020 | AWR Hawkins
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) countered a Democrat-led push for more regulations on “ghost guns” by making clear his belief that there is enough gun control already. On May 15, 2020, Breitbart News reported that Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and other Democrats are demanding background checks for “ghost guns” and kits containing parts that can be used to build guns. The Mike Bloomberg-founded gun control group, Everytown for Gun Safety, supports the Democrat push. Politico quoted Sen. Cornyn in a way that gave readers the impression that he also supported the advocacy. They reported that Cornyn “might...
  • CT Governor Lamont delays reopening hair salons, barbershops

    05/18/2020 11:13:58 AM PDT · by nutmeg · 59 replies ^ | May 18, 2020 | Alex Ceneviva
    HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Governor Ned Lamont has announced on Monday that he is delaying the reopening of hair salons and barbershops. Salons and barbershops were originally due to reopen on Wednesday, May 20, during phase one of the state’s reopen plan amid the coronavirus pandemic. Both Governor Lamont and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo now intend to reopen hair salons and barbershops in their respective states in early June. Read entire article at the link above.
  • Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont fires health commissioner in middle of coronavirus crisis

    05/13/2020 6:42:34 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 13, 2020 | Carl Campanile
    Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has fired his health commissioner while the Nutmeg State grapples with reopening plans amid the coronavirus pandemic. Lamont bounced Department of Public Health Commissioner Renee Coleman-Mitchell late Monday and replaced her with the state’s Department of Social Services commissioner, Deidre Gifford. Lamont refused Tuesday to say why he removed Coleman-Mitchell.
  • NBC Calls Out Gov. Cuomo for Forcing COVID Patients into Nursing Homes

    05/11/2020 10:12:55 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 12 replies
    mrcNewsbusters ^ | May 11, 2020 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Denouncing it as “a path to disaster,” investigative correspondent Cynthia McFadden’s Monday report for NBC Nightly News called out Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for forcing nursing homes in his state to take in coronavirus-positive patients just out of the hospital. On top of that, she pointed out how he had refused to give those facilities personal protective equipment (PPE). Amidst all of this, ABC and CBS still refused to criticize their governor and bashed President Trump. The segment was set up to laud and push the model being rolled out in Connecticut by Democratic Governor Ned Lamont. “Connecticut...
  • Attorneys Ask Judge To Recuse Himself After He Forbids Referring To Transgender Athletes As Males

    05/11/2020 2:42:35 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 14 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 5/11/2020 | Penka Arsova
    Attorneys representing three high school girls in a lawsuit aimed at barring transgender female athletes from competing in women’s divisions have filed a motion calling on the presiding judge to recuse himself after he forbid the attorneys from referring the transgender athletes as “males.” The lawsuit was filed by nonprofit Alliance Defending Freedom in February on behalf of the families of three female high school track athletes who say their transgender competitors are enjoying an unfair advantage. The lawsuit challenges the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference policy that allows students who identify as female to participate in women’s sports and argues...
  • Judge in case against transgender runners won’t allow attorneys to call the biological men ‘males’

    05/11/2020 12:02:34 PM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | May 11, 2020 | Robert Jonathan
    U.S. District Judge Robert Chatigny, a Bill Clinton appointee who Obama tried unsuccessfully to elevate to the federal appellate court, said in an April 16 conference call with the attorneys that they had to abide by his politically-correct terminology for the student-athletes at the heart of the case, according to a transcript obtained by the National Review. “What I’m saying is you must refer to them as ‘transgender females” rather than as ‘males.’ Referring to these individuals as ‘transgender females’ is consistent with science, common practice and perhaps human decency. To refer to them as ‘males,’ period, is not accurate,...
  • Attorneys for Conn. High School Runners Ask Judge to Recuse after He Forbids Them from Describing Trans Athletes as ‘Male’

    05/11/2020 10:50:20 AM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies ^ | May 11, 2020 | JACK CROWE
    High-school athletes Selina Soule and Alanna Smith (Photo courtesy Alliance Defending Freedom)Attorneys representing three female high school track athletes in their effort to bar biological males from competing against them filed a motion on Saturday calling for the presiding judge to recuse himself after he forbid the attorneys from referring to the transgender athletes at issue as “males.” The ADF filed suit in February against the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) on behalf of three girls — Selina Soule, Alana Smith, and Chelsea Mitchell. The suit challenges the CIAC policy allowing students to compete in the division that accords with...
  • How one of the world’s largest casinos is planning to reopen in the wake of COVID-19 (Connecticut)

    05/07/2020 1:14:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    ABC 'News' ^ | 5/06/20 | John Kapetaneas, Juju Chang
    As Rodney Butler walks through the dark halls of the Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Connecticut, he laments that the 4,500 slot machines throughout the establishment that he considers home are turned off. It’s “unbelievable,” Butler said. “They should be clinging and clanging right now.” Foxwoods, in Mashantucket, Connecticut, is one of the largest casinos in the world. It’s owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, for which Butler is the chairman. He says that up until the coronavirus, COVID-19, came to the United States, the casino had never shut its doors. **SNIP** Across the country, from Las...
  • Gov. Lamont announces decision to close CT public schools for the rest of the academic year

    05/05/2020 2:45:47 PM PDT · by matt04 · 15 replies
    Governor Ned Lamont Tuesday announced Tuesday that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, he is ordering in-person classes at all K-12 public school facilities in Connecticut to remain canceled for the rest of the 2019-2020 academic year and continue providing distance learning during this period. Schools will also be required to continue providing meals to children under the school lunch and breakfast programs for students at home. ... “I know how important it is for so many students and teachers to finish out the school year, and I was holding out hope – particularly for high school seniors – that...