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  • Illegal immigrant wanted for homicide in Colombia arrested in Massachusetts

    05/15/2024 8:56:37 PM PDT · by anthropocene_x · 5 replies
    6 News ^ | 14 May 2024 | Ray Lewis
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested a Colombian migrant in Massachusetts last week who was wanted for homicide, according to the agency. A Colombian court had given him a 17-year sentence in 2016 for aggravated homicide, aggravated theft and possession of a weapon. The migrant allegedly crossed the southern border near San Luis, Arizona, without being inspected, admitted or paroled by U.S. immigration officials. Upon his arrest by Border Patrol in November, he received a notice to appear before an immigration judge and was released on an order of recognizance, according to ICE. Last month, the House Homeland Security committee said...
  • This teacher went viral after calmly and brilliantly questioning a student who called JK Rowling a “bigot." Now he's been fired.

    05/15/2024 10:46:15 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    Here is yet another example of why our educational system is in such a sorry state. Back in February, high school teacher Warren Smith went viral after being asked by a student: "Do you still like [J.K. Rowling's] work, despite her bigoted opinions?" The conversation that followed was a masterclass in the Socratic method and critical thinking. In it, he asked a series of questions that forced the student to think critically about the assumptions he was making. Here is the brilliant exchange. (AT LINK) I've devoted four years of my life to this school, and yesterday it was like...
  • At MIT, Administrators Allow Unlawful Encampment To Displace Lawful Israeli Independence Day Event

    05/08/2024 3:41:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 7, 2024 | Jessica Costescu
    President Kornbluth assured us … that the encampment would be removed in time for our Yom Ha'atzmaut celebration,' letter from Jewish group says.. In the run-up to an annual Israeli Independence Day celebration at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, university president Sally Kornbluth assured student organizers that an unauthorized anti-Israel encampment—located in the same area where the Jewish students planned to hold their event—would be cleared in time. It wasn't, prompting school officials to walk back their promise and press the Jewish students to reschedule or relocate the event, messages obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show. On April 24,...
  • Steward Health Care, operator of 8 Massachusetts hospitals, files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    05/07/2024 5:29:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    WCVB-TV5 ^ | May 6, 2024 | Phil Tenser & Matt Reed
    Gov. Healey emphasizes that hospitals remain open during process BROOKLINE, Mass. — Steward Health Care, the troubled operator of eight hospitals in Massachusetts, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection early Monday. In a statement, the company said it was seeking the process voluntarily to facilitate a restructuring process. The for-profit, private equity-backed hospital group's troubles exploded into view this year with the revelation that it owed about $50 million in unpaid rent. Steward officials subsequently closed one facility and have expressed interest in selling their other holdings. "I don't want to lose sight of the fact that this situation stems...
  • Emerson parent says ‘serious failure’ by administrators prompted petition

    05/02/2024 4:12:26 PM PDT · by matt04 · 1 replies
    Nearly 150 Emerson College parents on Thursday sent a letter calling for President Jay Bernhardt’s resignation, a decision one parent said was motivated by a sense that administrators and Bernhardt in particular had consistently failed to meet the needs of students before and after the arrests of more than 100 pro-Palestinian protesters last week. Megan Howard, one of the organizers of the petition, and the first parent to sign on, told MassLive that her student was at the encampment set up at Emerson on the morning of April 25, when Boston Police descended on student protesters and began taking them...
  • 80% of Americans support Israel instead of Hamas: Poll

    04/30/2024 5:01:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Just the News ^ | April 29, 2024 | Misty Severi
    The report by the Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll found older voters supported Israel more than younger voters, with 90% of voters over the age of 54 claiming they support Israel over Hamas, compared to 57% of respondents aged 18-24.. Many Americans support Israel over the terrorist organization Hamas in a poll released on Monday, with 80% of respondents saying they support Israel more in the conflict. The poll comes as anti-Israel groups hunker down at dozens of colleges and universities nationwide. The groups have been protesting over the war, with students calling for their schools to cut financial ties with Israel,...
  • How long before they chant “Gas the Jews”?

    04/27/2024 6:24:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    the Aspen beat ^ | April 24, 2024 | Glenn K. Beaton
    First, let me apologize to my Jewish readers. I realize that hearing those three words must be painful. Many of you have parents or grandparents whose friends or family were gruesomely murdered in that very manner. The reason I use those words is that today in the year 2024 we are closer to such horror than we’ve been for 80 years, and we must not pretend otherwise. The Jewish nation that promised “never again” is being explicitly threatened with “again.” This moment comes in the wake of the atrocious murdering, raping, beheading, burning alive and hostage-taking committed by Palestinians against...
  • Outrage as drag queen leads young kids in ‘Free Palestine’ chant: ‘Wrong on every level’

    04/28/2024 9:49:43 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Outrage as drag queen leads young kids in ‘Free Palestine’ chant: ‘Wrong on every level’ The encounter, which unfolded at a “Queer Storytime for Palestine” event organized by the Valley Families for Palestine group in Amherst last week, had gone viral by Thursday as outrage mounted. “Today what we’re going to do is shout ‘Free Palestine.’ Can I hear that?” the drag queen, known as “Lil Miss Hot Mess,” was filmed telling the children in the 30-second clip. Valley Families for Palestine event hosted by a drag queen The encounter unfolded at a story time event organized by the Valley...
  • Emerson College won’t discipline arrested students for protest, president says (will urge DA to drop chargers)

    04/28/2024 3:45:00 PM PDT · by matt04 · 23 replies
    Emerson College will not take disciplinary action against students arrested as part of a pro-Palestinian protest encampment that was dispersed by Boston police last week, its president said in a letter to the college community Sunday. Over 100 protesters were arrested in downtown Boston’s Boylston Place alleyway in the early morning on Thursday, Boston police said previously. The demonstrators were part of an encampment protest against the war in Gaza by the student organization Students for Justice in Palestine. Those arrested in the public alleyway face “a series of charges,” including disturbing the peace and unlawful assembly, police said. But...
  • LATESTHouse Democrats Reject Giving Massachusetts Homeless Veterans Preference Over Migrants in Shelter System

    04/27/2024 8:10:30 AM PDT · by massmike · 17 replies
    Fallriverreporter.com ^ | 04/27/2024 | Alison Kuznitz
    House Democrats on Friday defeated a Republican bid to restrict migrants’ access to the state’s overflowing emergency family shelter system, a day after the Legislature shipped a supplemental budget to Gov. Maura Healey that would impose a new nine-month limit on shelter stays. With House Speaker Ron Mariano at the rostrum, lawmakers rejected amendments from Rep. Paul Frost that aimed to install a three-month residency requirement for family shelter and to prioritize Massachusetts residents on the shelter waitlist. Lawmakers rejected Amendment 1393, emergency housing assistance requirements, on a 30-127 roll call vote, and they rejected Amendment 1394, prioritizing Massachusetts residents...
  • Who is Jack Teixeira, the Air National Guardsman behind leaked classified documents

    04/13/2023 12:37:10 PM PDT · by familyop · 82 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 13, 2023 | Fox News
    Some members of the Thug Shake Central Group defended Teixeira, arguing the young guardsman only posted the materials to the group in an attempt to spark discussion and keep friends informed. "This guy was a Christian, anti-war, just wanted to inform some of his friends about what’s going on," a 17-year-old member of the group told the New York Times. "We have some people in our group who are in Ukraine. We like fighting games, we like war games."
  • LEAK PROBE Racist troll forum led by US Air National Guardsman Jack Teixeira, 21, at centre of top secret Ukraine war docs leak

    04/13/2023 10:15:13 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 116 replies
    The Sun ^ | April 13, 2023 | ALIKI KRATEROU
    US OFFICIALS are investigating the leader of an online forum where a massive trove of Pentagon documents was leaked. Jack Teixeira, 21, is a member of the intelligence wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, reports The New York Times. He oversaw an online group called Thug Shaker Central where approximately 30 people - mostly young men and teens - shared a love of guns, racist memes and games. Two US officials reportedly confirmed investigators want to talk to Teixeira about the leak. Teixeira has not been officially named as a suspect. He is enlisted in the 102nd Intelligence Wing...
  • Jack Teixeira: Leader of online group behind US military document leaks is national guardsman

    04/13/2023 10:18:06 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 133 replies
    Sky News ^ | Thursday 13 April 2023 | James Robinson
    The leader of an online group behind suspected US military document leaks is national guardsman Jack Teixeira, officials have told NBC News. Teixeira, 21, is said to have overseen a private online group, containing around 30 people, in which the leaked documents were shared. He is a member of the intelligence wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, according to interviews and documents reviewed by The New York Times. Officials told Sky News' US partner network, NBC News, that they have been on to him for some time and that an arrest is imminent. While their accuracy has been questioned,...
  • Harvard Suspends Palestine Solidarity Committee Amid Wave of Protests on College Campuses

    04/23/2024 7:26:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    The Harvard Crimson ^ | April 22, 2024 | Michelle N. Amponsah, Joyce E. Kim
    Harvard College suspended the Harvard Undergraduate Palestine Solidarity Committee and ordered the group to “cease all organizational activities for the remainder of the Spring 2024 term” or risk permanent expulsion, according to an email obtained by The Crimson. The suspension comes amid a wave of pro-Palestine student demonstrations across the country, with students staging occupations at universities including Columbia and Yale Universities. Though there have not been occupations at Harvard this semester, the University restricted access to Harvard Yard on Sunday in anticipation of student protests. The PSC was one of several student organizations, including some unrecognized student organizations, to...
  • Boston police failed to arrest 'serial rapist' for years despite DNA evidence

    04/23/2024 8:36:32 AM PDT · by massmike · 22 replies
    Wbur.org ^ | 04/23/2024 | Walter Wuthmann
    It started off like countless other Uber rides in downtown Boston. A group of friends piled into a car after hanging out at a bar. Then, they started arguing. Most of the friends got out at their hotel, and the man offered to drive the remaining rider around to "collect herself." But when the woman asked the driver to drop her back off at the hotel, he refused. Instead, he took her to his apartment in Dorchester that Saturday in July 2016 and sexually assaulted her, police alleged in court records. A DNA test identified the suspect as Alvin Campbell...
  • Patriots owner Robert Kraft pulls support from Columbia after anti-Israel protests: ‘No longer an institution I recognize’

    04/22/2024 11:40:06 AM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 41 replies
    New England Patriots team owner Robert Kraft announced Monday that he was pulling his support from Columbia University over the ongoing anti-Israel protest at the Manhattan campus.“It was through the full academic scholarship Columbia gave me that I was able to attend college and get my start in life and for that I have been tremendously grateful,” Kraft said in a statement. “However, the school I love so much – the one that welcomed me and provided me with so much opportunity – is no longer an institution I recognize.”“I am deeply saddened at the virulent hate that continues to...
  • Fury as US state weighs up border toll for visitors and declares war on pickup trucks in move neighboring residents insist is another 'unnecessary' money grab (Massachusetts)

    04/20/2024 8:17:09 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 78 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 20 2024 | ALEX HAMMER
    The concept of tolling drivers entering the state of Massachusetts has angered some Americans - including local politicians. New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, 49, was among those to speak out, after the idea was floated last week by Bay State Transportation Secretary Monica Tibbits-Nutt. The Republican slammed the prospective guidance as ' yet another way to unnecessarily take [citizens'] money,' this time by taxing them at the state border.
  • Poll: Increasing Number of Massachusetts Residents Say ‘Immigration’ and ‘Migrants’ Top Issue

    04/16/2024 5:49:10 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/16/2024 | ELIZABETH WEIBEL
    An increasing number of Massachusetts residents have indicated that “migrants/immigration” is the most important issue for state leaders to address. A CommonWealth/GBH News poll conducted between March 21 and 29 by the MassINC Polling Group, surveyed 1,002 Massachusetts residents about which issues they felt were the most pressing in their state. The poll had a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.
  • Boston Marathon bomber fighting to keep prison funds as donations keep rolling in.

    04/16/2024 2:00:11 PM PDT · by Carriage Hill · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4.16.2024 | Breck Dumas
    The man convicted and sentenced to death for carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 is fighting to keep federal prosecutors from seizing the funds he has accumulated in his prison canteen account. The Boston Herald reported an attorney for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 30, filed an appeal seeking to stop the feds in Boston from taking the $4,200-plus in Tsarnaev's account,
  • The Koch network and other Trump allies are quietly backing his biggest GOP critic: Rep. Liz Cheney

    08/23/2022 11:15:25 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 61 replies
    ... Immediately after her loss, she launched a leadership political action committee titled The Great Task which will allow her to keep her political aspirations alive while taking on the former president. Trump, whose home and private club Mar-a-Lago in Florida was raided by the FBI just days before the primary, has not ruled out running for president again in two years. Cheney is using some of Trump’s own consultants and allies, including those from the powerful Koch network, to try to keep the former president from winning a second term in the White House. Some of them appear to...