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  • Democrat Governors Freed the Criminals and Killed the Elderly

    12/26/2020 6:42:30 AM PST · by RightGeek · 14 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 12/25/2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    In March, Governor Cuomo's administration ordered nursing homes to accept infected coronavirus patients and prohibited even testing incoming patients for the virus. The same month that Cuomo began the process of infecting countless nursing home residents with the virus, he also began freeing thousands of criminals from prison to protect them from the virus. Over 3,000 criminals have been freed from New York State prisons to protect them from the virus, and New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio freed 1,500 criminals, and they swiftly began committing a variety of crimes, but despite the media hype claiming that prison was...
  • Bloomberg Launches Vote-Buying Scheme [semi-satire]

    09/26/2020 11:07:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 September 2020 | John Semmens
    Desperate to block President Trump's reelection, former Democratic presidential candidate and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has decided to pay the monetary penalties of Florida's convicted felons so they can vote for Joe Biden. "When the Florida Court ruled that sentence completion included paying monetary restitution to the victims of their crimes I knew I had to step in if the Democratic Party hoped to turn these potential voters into actual voters," Bloomberg said. "I have billions to spare for a good cause and this is as good a cause as I can think of." Florida Attorney General Ashley...
  • Mike Huckabee: Michael Bloomberg is paying felons to vote for Joe Biden Democrats should be ashamed to count convicted felons as a key voting constituency.

    09/25/2020 1:37:47 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 12 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | September 25, 2020 | Mike Huckabee
    My Congressman in Florida’s 1st Congressional District and himself an attorney pointed out that giving something of value for a vote is a felony in Florida. It might be just desserts if Billion-dollar Bloomberg had to pay off his own fines and serve his own time for skirting the law to steal an election.
  • Michael Bloomberg, felon? Bloomberg's wholesale bid to pay off felon fines to stack the vote for the Democrats in Florida is bribery.

    09/23/2020 7:38:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/23/2020 | Monica Showalter
    The Democrats' Daddy Warbucks is back and once again using his money to try to buy an election. Michael Bloomberg is among a group of rich people hanging around Florida and offering free fine payoffs to released felons in a more-than-implied exchange for their votes for Democrats. Bloomberg isn't playing non-partisan in this, a frequent dodge of leftists, he's shoveling $100 million of his own cash to make sure Florida votes for Democrats, and this is part of his game. That would be the same Michael Bloomberg who was last seen blowing a billion on his own presidential campaign and...
  • Gaetz calls for election bribery probe of Bloomberg over pledge to pay Florida felons' fines

    09/22/2020 9:01:56 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/22/20 | By Charles Creitz
    House Judiciary Committee member Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., told "Hannity" Tuesday that he has spoken with Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody about potentially launching a bribery investigation into former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. "I believe there may be a criminal investigation already underway of the Bloomberg-connected activities in Florida," Gaetz told host Sean Hannity.
  • LeBron James offering to pay for felons' fines to vote in election

    09/22/2020 3:24:16 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 38 replies
    Outkick reported that James and the group are offering to pay for fines and fees so felons can vote for Joe Biden in the upcoming presidential election. The website obtained a screenshot on Monday.
  • After O’Brien blames Foxx for killing of Walgreens employee, her campaign says rival is taking page from ‘Trump playbook’

    09/13/2020 9:21:27 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 20 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 13, 2020 | Tom Schuba
    Pat O’Brien, Republican candidate for Cook County state’s attorney, blamed Democratic incumbent Kim Foxx Sunday for the fatal stabbing of an employee at a Walgreens store in Wicker Park, prompting her campaign to accuse O’Brien of “fear mongering” and taking a page out of President Donald Trump’s “playbook.” Last Sunday, 18-year-old Sincere Williams allegedly entered the Walgreens store at 1372 N. Milwaukee and repeatedly stabbed employee Olga Marie Calderon, a 32-year-old mother of two who was killed, officials reported. O’Brien said Williams was arrested in May and charged as a juvenile in a burglary at a Melrose Park gun shop,...
  • Court: Money owed can’t block voting rights for NC felons

    09/08/2020 10:11:38 PM PDT · by Coronal · 6 replies
    North State Journal ^ | September 8, 2020 | Jonathan Drew
    A North Carolina court ruled Friday that outstanding restitution, fees or other court-imposed monetary obligations can’t prevent convicted felons from voting if they’ve completed all other portions of their sentence. The ruling, which may face appeals, could pave the way for an influx of thousands of felons to have their voting rights restored amid hotly contested races for the presidency and U.S. Senate in the battleground state. It wasn’t immediately clear how many were affected by the ruling, but lawyers for the plaintiffs said it was in the thousands. A statement issued by Forward Justice, one of the advocacy groups...
  • Now that it is confirmed Joseph Rosenbaum was one of the people shot...

    08/26/2020 11:46:11 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 108 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/27/20 | Julio Rosas
    Now that it is confirmed Joseph Rosenbaum was one of the people shot and killed by alleged gunman Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, I filmed him earlier in the night taunting the armed civilians, saying, "Shoot me, n***a."
  • Trump to Republicans: Don’t put marijuana on the ballot at the same time you’re running

    08/23/2020 2:20:15 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 134 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | AUG 19, 2020 | BRENDAN BURES
    President Donald Trump hosted a campaign rally in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the same night the Democratic National Convention was scheduled to kick off in Milwaukee. While Democrats instead opted for a virtual conference to avoid spreading the coronavirus, Trump drew a crowd of at least 1,000 people. In off-the-cuff remarks, Trump suggested to Republicans that if they wanted to win elections, they had to keep cannabis legalization off the ballot. Though the Trump Administration has attacked cannabis reform in behind-closed-doors proceedings and by blocking legislative action, this is the first time the President has made negative comments about cannabis in public....
  • AOC Claims That Felons Not Being Allowed To Vote Is ‘Legacy’ Of Slavery

    08/22/2020 8:48:30 AM PDT · by yoe · 46 replies
    SWP ^ | August 22,2020 | Jack Hadfield
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has claimed that the prevention of felons being able to vote is a “legacy” of slavery in America. AOC Talks Nonsense About Felon Voting Ocasio-Cortez believes that felon disenfranchisement, a system perpetuated by 48 states that prevents convicted felons from having the right to vote, is grossly unjust. On an Instagram livestream, the freshman congresswoman rattled off a number of reasons why someone may not be eligible to vote in national elections in the United States.[snip] Whilst this may sound like complete crazy talk to ordinary citizens, it is not only Ocasio-Cortez who is in favor...
  • Supreme Court keeps in place Florida law requiring felons to pay fees before voting

    07/16/2020 12:38:03 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16 2020 | Ronn Blitzer
    The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a request to block a Florida law requiring those who have been convicted of felonies and served their sentences to pay outstanding fines and fees owed in connection with their cases before voting. The court's order keeps the law in place heading into the state's primary election for non-presidential races, which is scheduled for Aug. 18 with a registration deadline of July 20. Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Elena Kagan dissented with the majority's opinion. "This Court's order prevents thousands of otherwise eligible voters from participating in Florida's primary election simply because...
  • Federal judge rules against Florida law requiring convicted felons to pay fines to vote

    05/24/2020 8:32:43 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 14 replies ^ | 05/24/2020 |
    Thousands of convicted felons will be eligible to vote in Florida after a federal court ruled that a law that created wealth-based hurdles to voting is unconstitutional. The law, SB 7066, required people with past convictions to pay all outstanding legal fees, costs, fines and restitution before regaining their right to vote. The law undermined Floridians’ 2018 passage of Amendment 4, which restored voting rights to more than a million people who completed the terms of their sentence, including parole or probation. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle found that conditioning voting on payment of legal financial obligations a person is...
  • Judge rules ex-felons can vote (Florida)

    05/24/2020 5:41:01 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 39 replies
    The Daytona Beach ^ | 24 May 2020 | AP Writer
    TALLAHASSEE — A Florida law requiring felons to pay legal fees as part of their sentences before regaining the vote is unconstitutional for those unable to pay, or unable to find out how much they owe, a federal judge ruled Sunday. The 125-page ruling was issued by U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle in Tallahassee. It involves a state law to implement a 2016 ballot measure approved by voters to automatically restore the right to vote for many felons who have completed their sentence. The Republican-led Legislature stipulated that fines and legal fees must be paid as part of the...
  • Q&A: Florida’s voting rights lawsuit could tilt 2020 presidential election

    05/05/2020 11:34:34 AM PDT · by devane617 · 12 replies
    starfl ^ | 05/05/2020 | Lina Ruiz
    A federal civil rights trial wrapping up in Tallahassee may resolve the question of whether felons in Florida who have served their prison sentences – but can’t afford to pay court fines and fees – will be allowed to vote in the upcoming election.
  • California lags in reducing number of felons with firearms as gun sales pick up amid coronavirus

    04/06/2020 2:25:15 PM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 4/3/2020 | Patrick McGreevy
    California has made little progress in reducing the number of felons and mentally ill people who improperly own firearms even as state agents have confiscated thousands of weapons from prohibited owners, according to a new report from the state Department of Justice. The report was released at a time when Los Angeles County and other local jurisdictions have ordered gun stores closed over concerns about crowds of gun buyers gathering to stock up on firearms and ammunition during the shutdown over COVID-19. The FBI this week separately reported a 41% jump last month in background checks for people seeking to...
  • Kentucky governor to restore voting rights to 100,000 convicted felons

    12/11/2019 1:55:22 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | December 11, 2019 | By Melissa Quinn
    Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear vowed during his inaugural address Tuesday to restore voting rights to more than 100,000 people convicted of felonies. "My faith teaches me to treat others with dignity and respect. My faith also teaches forgiveness," Beshear, a Democrat, said during his speech from the steps of the Kentucky capital in Frankfort. "That's why on Thursday, I will sign an executive order restoring voting rights to over 100,000 men and women who have done wrong in the past but are doing right now." "They deserve to participate in our great democracy," Beshear added. "By taking this step, by...
  • Beshear says he will sign order Thursday restoring voting rights of 100,000+ felons

    12/10/2019 1:59:34 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 89 replies ^ | 12 10 2019 | John Cheves
    In his inaugural address, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said he will file an executive order this week restoring the voting rights of many convicted felons who are currently disenfranchised under state law. “My faith teaches me to treat others with dignity and respect,” the new Democratic governor told his audience outside the state Capitol. “My faith also teachers forgiveness.” “That’s why on Thursday I will sign an executive order restoring voting rights to over a hundred thousand men and women who have done wrong in the past but are doing right now. They deserve to participate in our great democracy,”...
  • Felons Voting While In Prison In D.C.

    10/24/2019 7:24:40 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 13, 2019 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Democrats used to argue that once felons had served their time, they had paid their debt to society and should be able to vote. Now, after Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) earlier this year argued for felons to vote while they are in prison, even for those who have committed the most horrible crimes, other Democrats have picked up the cause.
  • California governor signs bill letting murderers and violent criminals serve on juries

    10/20/2019 8:32:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    We’ve reported on states changing laws to allow felons to vote. Then you’ve got California releasing murderers because it “feels right” to give them another chance. Now, in another sign that the inmates are running the prison, the governor of California has approved “The Right to a Jury of Your Peers”. It’s a move that will allow people with a prior felony conviction to serve on juries in California for the first time. Prior to this, there was a law in California that excluded felons from jury service. Local media backed the legislation ... The state Assembly approved the legislation...