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  • Bangor woman arrested for arson, impersonating a firefighter.

    07/12/2020 12:31:15 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 2 replies
    KRCR News ^ | July 6, 2020 | Adam Robinson
    BANGOR, Calif. — A Bangor woman, and suspected arsonist, was arrested for multiple charges including impersonating a firefighter, resisting arrest, and outstanding warrants. On July 1, CAL FIRE Butte Unit/Butte County Fire Department crews responded to the Swedes Fire in Bangor. When units arrived, they say they found a woman leaving the area on foot. Investigators arrived as crews were working to control the fire and searched for the woman. CAL FIRE says personnel then found her in the back of a department crew bus, dressed in a CAL FIRE uniform, and gathering personal belongings of firefighters. While being questioned...
  • Business leaders warn Trump not to mess with DACA

    07/11/2020 9:05:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | JULY 11, 2020 | Stephen Dinan
    Leaders of some of the country’s biggest companies signed a letter Saturday urging President Trump not to make a new attempt at revoking the Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty, saying it would be a significant disruption to lose those employees during the coronavirus recovery. The companies, which range from Apple and Amazon to Target and General Motors, said the illegal immigrant “Dreamers” who are able to work due to the DACA program “have been critical members of our workforce, industries and communities for years now.” “This is no time to disrupt the economic recovery of our companies and communities, nor time...
  • Young White Mother Killed By Black Lives Matter Mob for Allegedly Saying ‘All Lives Matter,’ National Media Fully Ignores

    A 24-year-old mother was killed by a Black Lives Matter mob in Indianapolis last week, allegedly for saying “All Lives Matter.” Unlike Charlottesville, or any violence from the right, this killing was reported so quietly that barely anyone even noticed. Jessica Doty Whitaker was shot and killed following an altercation with Black Lives Matter thugs who were upset that she and her fiance had said “All Lives Matter” last Sunday. “According to the victim’s family, the shooting started with an argument over Black Lives Matter and language. Eventually the two sides separated and walked away from each other, until witnesses...
  • Zimbabwe VP blames colonisers for not teaching locals how to run economy - Blame The White Man!

    07/11/2020 8:32:21 PM PDT · by rxsid · 29 replies ^ | 07.11.2020 | Crecey Kuyedzwa
    Zimbabwe VP blames colonisers for not teaching locals how to run economy Zimbabwe’s Vice President, Kembo Mohadi, has blamed the country's former colonial ruler of not teaching native Zimbabweans to run the economy as the southern African nation battles a prolonged economic downturn. Addressing the ruling Zanu PF provincial structures in Gwanda, south east of Bulawayo, Mohadi lamented the economic depression the country has gone through since independence from Britain in 1980. "We got our independence but the white man never gave us knowledge on how to run our economy," Mohadi said in an address broadcast on national television on...
  • 23 shot, 5 fatally so far in Chicago weekend violence, police say; deaths include 15-year-old boy

    07/11/2020 6:45:57 PM PDT · by Ken H · 28 replies
    ABC7 Chicago ^ | July 11, 2020 | Evelyn Holmes
    'You got killers living in your house, eating your food, sleeping in your bed, but you refuse to say anything,' victim's mother says. CHICAGO (WLS) -- As Chicago continues to move forward with reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic, violence also continues to plague the community. So far this weekend, 23 people have been shot, five fatally, as of Saturday evening. Those fatal shootings include a 15-year-old boy. A 15-year-old boy was fatally shot on the South Side Friday, police said. The shooting occurred in the 9800-block of South Hoxie Avenue at around 4:48 p.m. in the Jeffery Manor neighborhood.
  • 2 police officers killed during shootout in south Texas border city

    07/11/2020 6:35:08 PM PDT · by bitt · 29 replies ^ | 7/11/2020 | Bob D'Angelo
    <p>MCALLEN, Texas — Two Texas police officers were fatally shot Saturday after reportedly responding to a disturbance call, authorities said.</p> <p>In a Facebook post, the McAllen Police Department identified the two officers as I. Chavez and E. Garza.</p> <p>The officers were shot on the south side of the Texas border city and taken to an area hospital, Lt. Christopher Olivarez, a spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety, told The Associated Press. A suspect in the shooting also was shot, Olivarez said, but that person’s condition was not immediately available.</p>
  • BREAKING: Two Texas Police Officers Murdered

    07/11/2020 6:32:23 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 33 replies
    McAllen, TX – Two McAllen Police department officers were murdered in the line of duty Saturday afternoon. The incident started as a disturbance call, according to The Monitor. Authorities believe that officers were “ambushed” when they arrived, The Monitor reported. The suspect was also shot in the gunfight. The condition of the suspect has not been released. It was initially reported that officers were transported to local hospitals, according to KRGV. McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez has since confirmed that the officers died, releasing the message, “We have lost two brave public servants who sought only to keep peace in...
  • Texas Border Patrol agents nab three Muslims from Iran trying to cross illegally into US

    07/11/2020 6:27:04 PM PDT · by bitt · 13 replies ^ | 7/10/2020 | ROBERT SPENCER
    What could they possibly have been planning? No doubt they just wanted to do the jobs that Americans refuse to take, right? While Leftists continue to deny that border control is a national security issue, recently a Muslim migrant from Jordan named Moayad Heider Mohammad Aldairi was sentenced to three years in prison for sneaking at least six Yemeni Muslims into the United States across the border from Mexico. Their intentions were unlikely to have been benign. Judicial Watch reported back in 2016 that police in a New Mexico border town arrested a woman they described as an “Islamic refugee”...
  • Arrest made in fire at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala

    07/11/2020 6:23:08 PM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies ^ | 7/11/2020 | AUSTIN MILLER
    Marion County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Dunnellon man and accused him of setting a fire Saturday morning inside Queen of Peace Catholic Church. The blaze caused significant damage but no one was injured. In an interview with sheriff’s Detective John Lightle, suspect Steven Anthony Shields said he has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and is not taking his medication. Shields said that what he did “awesome,” and he smiled and laughed while he was questioned at the Sheriff’s Office, according to an arrest affidavit. Referring to himself as the “king” and saying he was on a “mission,” Shields told the...
  • With FEMA aid to rebuild from riots denied, Minnesota looks elsewhere

    07/11/2020 6:16:53 PM PDT · by bitt · 75 replies ^ | 7/11/2020 | KATY READ
    As Minnesota leaders pondered their next steps, it's not yet clear what other sources of funds they may tap. Denied federal aid to help rebuild burned-out, vandalized businesses in the wake of riots that followed George Floyd’s killing, Minnesota leaders pondered their next steps Saturday. But it’s not yet clear what other sources of funds they may tap. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Friday denied Gov. Tim Walz’s request for nearly $16 million in aid to help rebuild and repair structures in Minneapolis and St. Paul, many of them left in ruins by the riots and fires that...
  • Mueller defends Stone prosecution and says 'his conviction stands' in Washington Post op-ed

    07/11/2020 4:47:59 PM PDT · by libstripper · 62 replies
    CNN, via MSN ^ | July 11, 2020 | Kevin Bohn
    Former special counsel Robert Mueller, in a very rare move, has written an op-ed for The Washington Post defending his office's prosecution of Roger Stone and saying he is still a convicted felon and "rightly so" in light of President Donald Trump's commutation of Stone.
  • 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...
  • MUST READ: Body Cam Transcript Tells a Different Story on the Death of George Floyd

    07/11/2020 3:12:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 103 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | 11 July, 2020 | Jim Hoft
    The transcript from the body camera worn by J. Alexander Kueng shows clear evidence that George Floyd was suffering respiratory distress before police laid hands on him. He died from a Fentanyl overdose, not from being choked out by Minneapolis police. This news will not bring joy to the crazed, leftist mob screaming to lop off the heads of the Minneapolis police officers who stand accused of “murdering” George Floyd and little attention has been paid to the transcript since its release on July 7. I hope to correct that oversight. First a note about Officer J. Alexander Kueng. He...
  • Joy Reid Regular: Biden Should Pardon All 78,000 'Non-Violent' Drug Criminals

    07/11/2020 2:14:13 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    That should make a great bumper sticker: Vote Biden--He'll Pardon 78,000 Drug Criminals! Seriously, do hyper-partisan liberals believe they're doing Biden any favors with their extremist proposals for what he should do in office? Take Elie Mystal, a Joy Reid regular, on her MSNBC show on Saturday. Commenting on President Trump's commutation of Roger Stone's sentence, Mystal suggested that to "show Republicans," on his first day in office Biden should pardon all 78,000 "non-violent" federal drug criminals. How many of these "non-violent" offenders in fact have a history of violence? How many would go on to commit violence once released,...
  • Good riddance anti-Trump Republicans who would rather support Biden, Pelosi and Schumer

    07/11/2020 12:48:52 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 11,2020 | By Newt Gingrich |
    The deep state Republicans are alive and well and doing what you’d expect them to be doing. They are living proof that President Donald Trump is a genuine change agent. The world he is changing is their world, and they hate him for it. In the near future, these deep state Republicans will drop the pretense of still belonging to the Party of Abraham Lincoln and become Democrats. These are, after all, people who have grown deeply uncomfortable not just with President Trump but also with those Republicans (the vast majority) who are comfortable with President Trump (about 88 percent...
  • How to Teach Americans to Hate Their Own Country -- And How Not To

    07/11/2020 12:09:21 PM PDT · by Twotone · 15 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | July 10, 2020 | Danusha V. Goska
    In recent days, America has produced an astounding spectacle. Americans desecrated and demanded removal of their own statues to their own heroes, including African Americans who fought for the Union; Hans Christian Heg, a Norwegian immigrant and dedicated abolitionist who modeled courage and gave his life in the Civil War; Taduesz Kosciuszko, the Polish-born designer of West Point who left money in his will to purchase freedom for American slaves; the World War II Memorial to the men and women who actually did fight fascism; and the Emancipation Memorial, a monument paid for by freed slaves, dedicated in a speech...
  • Meet the Former GOP and Democratic Congressional Staffers Chinese Company, TikTok Hired as Lobbyists

    07/11/2020 10:50:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/11/2020 | Beth Baumann
    <p>TikTok has come under fire for being owned by the Chinese Communist Party. In fact, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo just last week talked about banning TikTok and other CCP-owned social media platforms out of national security concerns. Because of that, the social media company is beefing up its lobbying efforts in the United States.</p>
  • As Neo Nazi's Seed Military Ranks, Germany Confronts an Enemy Within

    07/11/2020 10:10:07 AM PDT · by Red6 · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 3, 2020 | Katrin Bennhold
    CALW, Germany — As Germany emerged from its coronavirus lockdown in May, police commandos pulled up outside a rural property owned by a sergeant major in the special forces, the country’s most highly trained and secretive military unit. They brought a digger. The sergeant major’s nickname was Little Sheep. He was suspected of being a neo-Nazi. Buried in the garden, the police found two kilograms of PETN plastic explosives, a detonator, a fuse, an AK-47, a silencer, two knives, a crossbow and thousands of rounds of ammunition, much of it believed to have been stolen from the German military. They...
  • Judge postpones execution of inmate who was set to be first federal prisoner put to death in 17 years

    07/11/2020 8:21:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/10/2020 | David Shortell and Caroline Kelly, Veronica Stracqualursi and Ariane de Vogue
    Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson, of the Southern District of Indiana, sided with the family of Lee's victims, who had pleaded for a delay given the coronavirus pandemic. Lee's death was expected to usher in a new era for the death penalty in the United States, and three other men convicted for murdering children were slated to be killed in the coming weeks. Earlene Peterson -- whose daughter, granddaughter and son-in-law were tortured, killed and dumped in a lake by Lee and an accomplice -- has opposed Lee's execution, telling CNN last year that she did not want it done in her...
  • Wayfair product listings spark child trafficking conspiracy theory

    07/11/2020 8:01:18 AM PDT · by bitt · 80 replies
    nyPOST ^ | 7/10/2020 | Bruce Golding
    A conspiracy theory emerged Friday that the Wayfair online store was using the sale of storage cabinets as a cover for child trafficking — which the home decor company immediately denounced as false. A post on the social media website Reddit noted the high cost of the furniture — along with the fact that each item was identified by a female name — as potential evidence of the purported scandal, Newsweek reported. The prices for the cabinets — called Alyvia, Neriah, Samiyah and Yaritza — ranged from $12,699.99 to $14,499.99 each, according to a screenshot posted in the “r/conspiracy” subreddit....