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  • Pro-Palestinian protesters seen shaking White House gate vandalized with red paint: 'F-- Joe Biden'

    11/04/2023 7:54:04 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 4, 2023 | Brie Stimson , Jasmine Baehr
    A White House fence was vandalized Saturday night with red paint as pro-Palestinian protesters shook the gate to one entrance to the executive mansion as some chanted "F--k Joe Biden," the New York Post reported. The demonstrators also covered the General Marquis de Lafayette Statue in nearby Lafayette Park with graffiti and Palestinian flags, according to social media posts. The protesters were rallying against the Biden administration's support of Israel in the war against Hamas. Some outside the White House were heard chanting "F--k Joe Biden." Demonstrators also canted "Free, free Palestine!" and "Cease-fire now!" The U.S. Secret Service said...
  • Louisiana man is sentenced to 45 years in prison for kidnapping and attempting to murder gay teen he met on Grindr in an attempt to recreate serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer's crimes

    01/27/2023 2:34:44 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 26, 2023 | Vanessa Serna
    A Louisiana man was sentenced to 45 years in prison on Wednesday after he to kidnap and attempted to murder gay teens Jeffrey Dahmer style in attempt to 'satisfy a compulsive murder-fantasy.' Chance Seneca, 21, pleaded guilty in September on kidnapping charges after it was revealed he used the Grindr dating app and Snapchat to persuade men into meeting with the goal of 'murdering and dismembering' them. Seneca spent months perfecting his murder-kidnapping plan to mirror Dahmer's actions of targeting gay men, killing them and eating and preserving their bodies, the Department of Justice wrote in a press release. The...
  • American History: Meet Slave, American Hero, and Patriot Spy James Armistead Lafayette

    01/17/2023 6:34:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/17/2023 | Catherine Salgado
    Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which leftists now love to exploit to push critical race theory and pretend they honor the black heroes of American history. But in my research of recent years, I discovered dozens of black American heroes whose courage and sacrifice shaped this country and who are barely known at all. James Armistead Lafayette went from being a slave to being one of the best spies working for the Americans during the American Revolution. Armistead Lafayette outwitted British commander Gen. Cornwallis and provided George Washington vital information that contributed to the victory at the Battle...
  • Boulder judge allows lawsuit blaming Xcel Energy for Marshall fire to move forward. ( Colorado )

    11/27/2022 1:54:46 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    Sky high news ^ | November 27, 2022 | Aldo Svaldi
    Xcel Energy had filed motion to dismiss case arguing its equipment failures caused most destructive fire in state history.. A Boulder court will allow a case alleging faulty Xcel Energy equipment was behind the Marshall fire to move forward. Xcel had filed a motion to dismiss the class action lawsuit that argued it contributed to the fire that destroyed more than 1,000 homes and businesses. Boulder District Judge Christopher Zenisek has rejected a motion by Xcel Energy to dismiss a class action lawsuit that blamed the state’s largest utility for causing or contributing to the hugely destructive Marshall fire on...
  • Incredible moment 'superhero' pizza delivery man, 25, saves FIVE children from their burning home - and jumped from second story window cradling girl, six

    07/19/2022 9:47:38 AM PDT · by freeandfreezing · 53 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 19, 2022 | David Averre
    A pizza delivery man who dashed into a burning building and pulled four children from certain death before jumping out a window with a fifth has been hailed as a hero. The firemen's body camera video shows what an extremely dangerous situation it was.
  • What did (LA) Gov. Edwards know about Ronald Greene’s death and when did he know it?

    01/31/2022 9:59:14 AM PST · by abb · 19 replies
    Greater Baton Rouge Business Report ^ | January 31, 2022 | Staff
    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards faced a chorus of criticism and questions this morning following an Associated Press report showing he knew about the death of Ronald Greene following a violent interaction with State Police hours after it happened in 2019, USA Today Network reports. Republican House Speaker Clay Schexnayder said in a statement that if the Democratic governor was complicit in a State Police cover-up it “would demonstrate gross misconduct and the highest level of deceit on behalf of the governor and others.” But the questions about the timing and extent of the governor’s knowledge about the Ronald Greene...
  • Louisiana Legislature votes to shift $300 million annually to transportation projects

    07/03/2021 5:05:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Louisiana Illuminator ^ | June 11, 2021 | Julie O'Donoghue
    The Louisiana Legislature voted overwhelmingly Thursday to move approximately $300 million annually from a fund that pays for higher education and health care to a fund that pays for large transportation projects. Supporters have said the spending will not only improve the state’s infrastructure system, but that it will also create construction jobs. Critics are concerned the proposal would exacerbate an already expected budget deficit in July 2025 affecting state universities, hospitals and other health care programs. Gov. John Bel Edwards needs to sign the legislation for it to become law. Edwards hasn’t decided if he approves of the bill...
  • ‘Really Doesn’t Prove Anything’: Scarborough Scoffs at IG Report Debunking Use of Tear Gas on Peaceful Protesters at Lafayette Square

    06/10/2021 9:26:28 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    breitbart ^ | 06/10/2021 | Trent Baker
    MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough on Thursday reacted to the inspector general’s report confirming that U.S. Park Police had already planned to secure the perimeter around the White House after violent attacks by rioters on law enforcement and cleared the park using pepper balls. The report flies in the face of many in the media who pushed the narrative of the use of tear gas on “peaceful protesters” for a photo-op.
  • Hundreds of Trump Supporters Gather in Indiana for Parade

    10/18/2020 12:04:23 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 18 2020 | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    Hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump gathered in Lafayette, Indiana, for a parade on Saturday to share their love for the president and the country. Organizers of the event told WLFI that hundreds of supporters were expected to show up to the parade, where many got the chance to show their Trump pride with their gear and meet up with fellow Trump voters to show their support.
  • Armed Black paramilitary group marches through Lafayette, but few news outlets are reporting far-left extremism

    10/04/2020 7:25:14 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies ^ | Oct 4, 2020 | Sara Carter
    Ablack separatist paramilitary group known as the “Not F$%*ing (expletive) Around Coalition” #NFAC marched with weapons clutched in their hands through the streets of Lafayette, Louisiana, Saturday. However, only a few news outlets and independent journalists appeared to have reported on the situation, even while the escalation of racial tensions have led to riots across the nation over the past year. A journalist and cameraman from by the Twitter name of Ford Fischer posted the developments from Louisiana on Twitter Saturday. It was later picked up and spread across various twitter feeds. One person was arrested after firing shots...
  • France sends jets and ships to tense east Mediterranean

    08/13/2020 7:15:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 08/13/2020
    France is deploying two Rafale fighter jets and a naval frigate in the eastern Mediterranean because of tensions between Greece and Turkey. French President Emmanuel Macron has urged Turkey to halt oil and gas exploration in disputed waters in the area. A Turkish survey ship began such a mission on Monday, angering Greece. The area is rich in untapped energy. There are also tensions around Cyprus over rival exploration rights. The Republic of Cyprus and Greece do not accept any such rights for Turkish-controlled northern Cyprus in the region. France is also at odds with Turkey over the crisis in...
  • Graphic warning: Peaceful protesters fired at with tear gas, rubber bullets by U.S. military police

    06/27/2020 4:50:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | Streamed live on Jun 1, 2020
    Hands up. Don't shoot! Black lives matter! Blabetty blabetty.
  • Suit: East Bay teacher caught with child porn, then molested students after she was allowed to keep her job

    04/18/2020 7:11:53 AM PDT · by MNDude · 33 replies
    Suit: East Bay teacher caught with child porn, then molested students after she was allowed to keep her job Chance encounter A chance encounter at a Lafayette cemetery in 2016 is what led to felony charges being filed against a teacher who allegedly molested two students in the 1990s, according to a lawsuit that alleges Acalanes High officials missed serious warning signs that could have prevented the abuse. The suit was filed Friday by a woman who reported that former Acalanes teacher Kyle Ann Wood molested her in the 1990s, when she was a photography teacher. According to the lawsuit,...
  • Lafayette man dies from coronavirus, family has a warning for others

    03/29/2020 9:50:58 PM PDT · by rintintin · 43 replies
    kdvr colorado ^ | Mar 25, 2020 | Jeremy Hubbard
    LAFAYETTE, Colo. (KDVR) – The family of a Lafayette man who died from coronavirus complications has a warning to others: take the threat seriously. "You know, I was one of the ones who downplayed it and thought it was funny, reading the memes and making jokes about it," admits Myke Rivera, whose father Dan Vigil died Sunday at a hospital in Lafayette. "You know, it hits you right in the face, how quickly it happens," Rivera told FOX31’s Jeremy Hubbard. About 10 days ago, Vigil was experiencing symptoms and had to be rushed by ambulance to the emergency room. "Basically,...
  • Sanctuary Authorities Asking Public For Help After Releasing Illegal Alien Charged With Child Sexual Assault

    03/07/2020 7:36:52 PM PST · by kevcol · 39 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 7, 2020 | Jason Hopkins
    The Lafayette Police Department and the Boulder County District Attorney’s office are asking the public for help in locating Francisco Barraza-Porras . . . Barraza-Porras, who was last known to be living in Lafayette, Colorado, was arrested Jan. 2 and charged with multiple counts of sexual assault on a child. Instead of keeping him in custody or handing him over to ICE, local law enforcement released him back into the public with an order to appear to appear before court on March 2. However, Barraza-Porras never showed up to his court date, and law enforcement doesn’t know where he is.
  • How Drag Queen Story Hour Expanded Across America

    01/27/2020 1:41:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 27, 2020 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    Drag Queen Story Hours started out as niche events on the West Coast, but these events—aimed at children as young as age 3—have spread to libraries and schools across the United States, dividing local communities. These story hours are “just what they sound like,” Drag Queen Story Hour’s official website states: drag queens reading to children. The events are designed to be about 45 minutes long for children aged 3 to 8 years old, intended to capture children’s imagination and help children explore their gender fluidity through “glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.” Books used during Drag Queen Story...
  • Today in U.S. military history: Benedict Arnold's massacre in Connecticut

    09/06/2019 8:37:43 AM PDT · by fugazi · 6 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | 6 September 2019 | Chris Carter
    Today’s post is in honor of Marine LCpl. Michael T. Badsing who was killed on this date in 1965 by enemy small-arms fire in South Vietnam. The 20-year-old Chicago native served with C Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. 1781: Hoping to divert Gen. George Washington from marching against Lord Cornwallis’ forces now trapped in Virginia, two battalions of British soldiers — including American Loyalist forces under the command of Brig. Gen. Benedict Arnold — assault New London, Conn.. The redcoats easily capture Fort Trumbull, but across the Thames River, the heavily outnumbered defenders of Fort Griswold fiercely...
  • I-49 Lafayette Connector final plan may be ready in 2021

    09/05/2019 12:56:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Acadiana Advocate ^ | February 18, 2019 | Claire Taylor
    Even though it’s been about a year since the last public meeting on the Interstate 49 Connector in Lafayette, the project isn’t dead, or even dormant. Louisiana Transportation Secretary Shawn Wilson told The Acadiana Advocate on Monday things are happening to move the 5-mile section of interstate toward the federal Record of Decision needed to secure funding and start construction. The ideas and plans presented at public hearings over the past two years are being worked on, he said, and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is drawing up a contract extension for the consultants working on the project....
  • The Marquis de Lafayette, Inspiration of the Centuries

    06/27/2018 10:02:49 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 14 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | June 26, 2018 | John F. Di Leo
    On July 4, 1917, General Pershing’s American Expeditionary Force arrived in France, the advance team of what was to become a million-man force in support of France and England of The Great War that we now know as World War I. On a day of speeches, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Stanton somberly declared “Nous voila, Lafayette!” - rendered in English, that’s “Lafayette, we are here!” What was it about this Lafayette, this long-dead French noble, that his name need only be cited, and it would instantly call to mind a century-and-a-half old debt of honor, a justification in the American conscience...
  • Flap over federal grant latest in tense city-state relationship on I-49 project in Lafayette

    11/16/2017 8:00:53 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Acadiana Advocate ^ | October 21, 2017 | Ben Myers
    What to do with the rundown, dangerous and divisive Evangeline Thruway is a critical open question facing state transportation officials planning an elevated interstate connection through the heart of Lafayette. The Department of Transportation and Development is considering two options: keep the basic structure in place as a frontage road, or reinvent a portion of the roadway as a pedestrian-friendly “Grand Boulevard.” The thruway cordoned neighborhoods to the east when it was built in 1963, and the boulevard idea aims to reconnect those neighborhoods to downtown commerce. State officials and their consultants said a decision will come within a year....