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  • US Dept. of Justice says WV transgender athlete ban shows "misunderstanding or fear of transgender girls," "outright anti-transgender bias"

    06/19/2021 6:39:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    WV Gazette Mail ^ | 6/17/21 | Lacie Pierson
    The U.S. Department of Justice is targeting West Virginia for prohibiting transgender girls and women from participating in public school sports. Saying the law “hinders equal athletic opportunities for girls by creating an additional hurdle for participation,” Aria Vaughan, a trial attorney with the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department, said the new law also discriminates against West Virginia student-athletes on the basis of sex and gender identification, in the statement filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of West Virginia. “The State cannot point to any valid evidence that allowing transgender girls to participate on...
  • Justice Dept.: Missouri governor can't void federal gun laws

    06/17/2021 12:38:31 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 85 replies
    AP via SF Gate ^ | 06 17 2021 | MICHAEL BALSAMO
    The Justice Department is warning Missouri officials that the state can’t ignore federal law, after the governor signed a bill last week that bans police from enforcing federal gun rules. In a letter sent Wednesday night and obtained by The Associated Press, Justice officials said the U.S. Constitution's Supremacy Clause outweighs the measure that Gov. Mike Parson signed into law Saturday. The new rules penalize local police departments if their officers enforce federal gun laws. SNIP President Joe Biden has made gun control laws a priority of his administration, and the House has passed two bills requiring background checks on...
  • Married socialite Jasmine Hartin, 32, is charged with manslaughter for the fatal shooting of Belize cop 'during a massage after drinking' - but could avoid any jail time by paying a hefty FINE

    05/31/2021 6:24:58 PM PDT · by algore · 31 replies
    Jasmine Hartin, 32, who is married to the son of British billionaire Lord Michael Ashcroft, was taken into custody last Friday after Superintendent Henry Jemmott, 42, was shot behind the ear with his own revolver. Police believe the pair had been drinking and fooling around with Jemmott's service revolver when it accidentally fired, causing the 6ft officer to topple off a pier in the luxury coastal enclave of Ambergris Caye. Hartin told detectives she was giving the officer a massage moments before the freak accident, according to local news reports. Hartin was found at the scene by a security guard...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, May 27, 2021 ~PRAYER~

    05/26/2021 10:25:23 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 26 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 5/27/2021 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS across the world to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Agri-Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, Technology, and the Media. I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone: for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. (1 Timothy 2:1-2) Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • ‘He’s an Angel Looking Over Us’: LeBron Joins Push for ‘George Floyd Justice in Policing Act’

    05/26/2021 11:39:06 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/26/2021 | Warner Todd Huston
    Lakers star LeBron James has added his voice to those in the NBA urging Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, calling Floyd a man who “literally changed the world.’ Following Tuesday’s playoff game between the Lakers and the Phoenix Suns, James was asked about his impression of the police reform bill being pushed by the Democrats in Washington. In reply, James said the bill has his “full support” and that he feels it would change “the landscape of how policing is modified, how policing is looked at.”
  • Biden moving to improve legal services for poor, minorities

    05/18/2021 5:15:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 18, 2021 | By KAT STAFFORD
    DETROIT - President Joe Biden plans to take executive action Tuesday to ensure minorities, low-income Americans and others have better access to quality legal representation after services dwindled during the Trump administration. Biden will sign a memorandum directing the Department of Justice to restore key functions of the shuttered Access to Justice Office and to reestablish the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable. The plans are laid out in a presidential memo first shared with The Associated Press. The pandemic “has further exposed and exacerbated inequities in our justice system” as legal services were curtailed, Biden wrote. He added that...
  • Dad Repeatedly Blocks Child's Attempts to Dunk Basketball, Instantly Regrets it

    05/11/2021 5:48:30 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 19 replies
    TooFab ^ | October 29, 2020 | TooFab Staff
    Right in the basketballs. When it come to sports, some dads like to teach their kids harsh lessons... and occasionally, some kids will return the favor. A video doing the rounds on Reddit on Thursday presented this exact scenario, as a dad repeatedly blocked his son's attempts to shoot a basket, with painful consequences. The one-minute clip shows the adorable youngster dribbling towards his toy basketball net, while his dad, towering over it, stands guard. The boy attempts to dunk but his dad swats the ball away with a dismissive "get out of here." Undeterred, the little guy tries again,...
  • Ellison: I Agree with International Courts Investigating U.S. Justice System

    04/28/2021 5:58:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/27/2021 | Ian Hanchett
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The ReidOut,” Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison (D) said that he agrees with the International Criminal Court investigating the American criminal justice system and “if we have nothing to hide, we shouldn’t worry about what might be found by the international community.”
  • The Derek Chauvin Verdict Is More Evidence America Isn’t Systemically Racist

    04/27/2021 7:20:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 27, 2021 | Kyle Sammin
    That the U.S. justice system punished Derek Chauvin shows both the promise of America and the hollowness of critical race theory.When the jury announced its verdict in Derek Chauvin’s murder trial, reactions were inevitable. The murder of George Floyd occupied the nation’s attention since it happened, and was the spark that led to both peaceful protests and violent riots across the country. So when the jury found Chauvin guilty of the highest charge, one would expect that those who had felt outraged by Floyd’s murder to be pleased. Maybe some of them were, but those nearest to a television camera...
  • Pete Buttigieg: ‘Infrastructure’ Plan Important from ‘Racial Justice Perspective’

    04/20/2021 1:35:05 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/20/2021 | Kyle Olson
    “Racial justice” is a heavy emphasis of President Joe Biden’s “infrastructure” proposal, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg told The Breakfast Club on Monday. “It’s roads and bridges,” Buttigieg said in response to a question asking what is in the ten-year American Jobs Plan, adding it will fix 20,000 miles of roads, which equals less than 0.5 percent of American roads.
  • Maxine Waters’ Lynch Mob Tactics Undermines the Judicial System

    04/18/2021 10:03:48 PM PDT · by Salohcin · 24 replies
    Liberty's Corner ^ | April 18, 2021 | Nicholas Forte
    In another example of the Democrats’ support of political violence, Representative Maxine Waters (D-California) incited a violent mob in Minnesota yesterday to not to accept anything other than a guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer on trial for the death of Daunte Wright. Just one day after the week long protests descended into violence, Rep. Waters’ urged protesters at Brooklyn Center to “to get more confrontational.”‘ “I am not happy that we have talked about police reform for so long,” Waters said. “We’re looking for a guilty verdict,'” she added in regards to the Derek Chauvin trial....

    04/18/2021 6:49:55 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/18/21 | Jeff Crouere
    American justice is no longer blind. It can see, but only conservatives On January 6, decorated U.S. Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt was killed by a U.S. Capitol Police officer. She was among the crowd of protesters who entered the U.S. Capitol and was shot as she attempted to climb through a broken door outside the Speaker’s lobby, an area that leads to the House Chamber. Babbitt was unarmed and should not have been considered a threat by police officers. She was not a convicted criminal, in fact, she was a military hero. Babbitt served in the U.S. Air Force...
  • (Vanity) Justice Clarence Thomas Wrote Me Back

    04/18/2021 3:37:47 PM PDT · by thefactor · 53 replies
    Me | 4/18/2021 | thefactor
    I think this is a nice topic for Sunday evening, and some of you may find it interesting.In October 2020 I wrote Justice Thomas a note after I completed his book. I was unaware of his struggles growing up, and I expressed my thanks to him for his continuing efforts in supporting the Constitution. I also asked him for some reading recommendations.I recently received a lovely handwritten note from the Justice himself. Here are his recommendations:"A Conflict of Visions" by Sowell, "The Tempting of America" by Bork, "Cynical Theories" by Pluckrose and Lindsay, and any book by Paul Johnson. Justice...
  • The bloody history of April 20: Mass murders, a ‘fake news’ war and environmental disaster

    04/15/2021 10:37:10 AM PDT · by srmanuel · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/20/2018 | Washington Post
    I have a birthday next week so I look for stories like this every year, so many crazy things have happened in the days leading up to and including April 20..... The article is full of examples, for example, Adolf Hitler was born on 4/20, the mass shooting at Columbine High School happened on 4/20, the government murdered the Branch Dividians on 4/19, Timothy McVeigh set off the bomb at the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma on 4/19. I could go on and on..... keep you eyes on Minneapolis for next 4/20.... Closing arguments in the Derek Chauvin Trial are...
  • Justice Department Prosecuted Others for Lying on Background Checks, but Not Hunter Biden

    04/12/2021 5:41:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 4/12/21 | Fred Lucas
    Hunter Biden, the president’s son, apparently faces no legal consequences for lying during a background check while buying a gun, unlike other Americans. **SNIP** Juan Sauceda went to a Walmart in Brownsville, Texas, in September 2018 to buy a 12-gauge pump shotgun and attested that he never was convicted of a felony–despite convictions on two counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon in 2013, according to the Justice Department. A judge sentenced Sauceda to 18 months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release. A month after Sauceda committed the crime that led to his conviction, Hunter...
  • Contra Experts

    03/30/2021 10:41:57 AM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 4 replies
    The American Mind ^ | 02/02/21 | Helen Roy
    Of the countless lies the American people are meant to believe, perhaps the greatest is the myth of expertise. The American managerial elite confuses the ability to perform verbal gymnastics with omniscience. This is an old story. Unlike the many iterations of sophists and pharisees before them, ours deploy increasingly gnostic feminist and racialist rhetoric to replace the real skill of parsing complicated situations. We’ve seen this dishonesty recently with the GameStop event, and persistently throughout the Coronavirus response. Our experts have become clerics. In all cases, “reality” is “explained” by our Social Justice shamans, who bamboozle everyone with terms...
  • WV Gov. Justice: TX, MS Going Maskless a ‘Macho Thing’

    03/04/2021 1:22:18 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/04/2021 | Pam Key
    Governor Jim Justice (R-WV) said Thursday on CNN’s “Inside Politics” that Govs. Greg Abbott (R-TX) and Tate Reeves (R-MS) scrapping mask mandates was “a macho thing.” Anchor John King said, “You had an executive order last month, governor. You’re considering additional relaxation of some of the restrictions, but there is still a requirement for face coverings in West Virginia, in most places, especially indoors in crowds. Do you think it’s time to drop the mask mandate, or do you think the president is right?”
  • California serial killer spared execution, killed in prison

    03/01/2021 4:29:48 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 62 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 1, 2021 | DON THOMPSON
    A California serial killer known as the “I-5 Strangler” in the 1970s and 1980s has been killed in the prison where he was serving multiple life sentences, state correctional officials said Monday.
  • Garland to focus on civil rights, political independence

    02/22/2021 2:50:06 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 22, 2021 | By MICHAEL BALSAMO
    Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s nominee for attorney general, will appear for his confirmation hearing vowing to prioritize civil rights, combat extremist attacks and ensure the Justice Department remains politically independent. Garland, a federal appeals court judge who was snubbed by Republicans for a seat on the Supreme Court in 2016, will appear Monday before the Senate Judiciary Committee and is widely expected to sail through his confirmation process with bipartisan support. In his own prepared remarks, Garland focuses on prioritizing policing and civil rights to combat racial discrimination — he says America doesn’t “yet have equal justice” — as...
  • Why Progressives and Conservatives Can’t Seem to Agree about Justice

    02/15/2021 10:49:20 AM PST · by Twotone · 26 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | February 14, 2021 | Kyla Hatcher
    Many Americans today continue to talk past each other in their discussions of justice. Progressives often see conservatives as insensitive and lacking compassion for the poor and oppressed. They march and protest in the streets for justice and view conservatives’ lack of protest as signs of their racism and privilege. Meanwhile, many conservatives cannot understand how progressives can see their tactics as just. They watch the protesters loot and burn cities and gape at the lawlessness of these social “justice” warriors. The reason why there can be no actual conversation between these groups is that they do not share the...