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  • Mayor Bill de Blasio bans all large gatherings in NYC through September EXCEPT Black Lives Matter protests, insisting the 'historic movement must be respected' as demonstrations haven't caused a spike in coronavirus

    07/10/2020 2:41:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 10, 2020 | Luke Kenton
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday that he is banning all large gatherings in the city in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus, but gave exception to Black Lives Matters protests insisting the ‘historic’ demonstrations must be respected. Speaking to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Thursday night, de Blasio said the demonstrators’ calls for social justice and racial equality were too important to silence, considering more than a month of protests had not caused a spike in COVID-19 cases. While protests will be permitted to take place without push-back, de Blasio said that all other large events...
  • DE BLASIO’S NYC: City Workers Install ‘Black Lives Matter’ Mural in New York as Shootings Jump 130%

    07/10/2020 2:25:08 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 3 replies
    Sean Hannity ^ | 07.09.2020 | Hannity Staff
    Municipal workers in New York City began installing a ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural in front of Trump Tower Thursday as the Big Apple witnessed a 130% jump in shootings and 30% increase in murders in recent weeks. https://twitter.com/DailyCaller/status/1281248880412307458?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1281248880412307458%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fhannity.com%2Fmedia-room%2Fde-blasios-nyc-city-workers-install-black-lives-matter-mural-in-new-york-as-shootings-jump-130%2F The NYPD released their crime statistics for the month of June this week; showing a shocking increase in shootings, murders, burglaries, and more across all five boroughs. The disturbing trend shows a 130% jump in gun violence and 30% increase in homicides in the Big Apple. https://twitter.com/travfed/status/1280211745966108674?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1280211745966108674%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fhannity.com%2Fmedia-room%2Fde-blasios-nyc-city-workers-install-black-lives-matter-mural-in-new-york-as-shootings-jump-130%2F The NYPD disbanded its elite anti-crime unit on June 15th after Mayor Bill de Blasio...
  • Gov. Whitmer mandates implicit bias training for all Michigan health professionals ( Implicit biases deals with race, weight, gender and even how attractive someone is)

    07/10/2020 2:21:41 AM PDT · by equaviator · 6 replies
    ClickOnDetroit.com ^ | 09July2020 | Rod Meloni
    DETROIT – One of the great tragedies of COVID-19 is the disproportionate impact it’s had on the Black or African American community. According to state officials, despite being only 14% of Michigan’s population, Black people make up 30% of all coronavirus cases and 40% of COVID-19 related deaths. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she believes those numbers are because of uneven health care delivery and signed an Executive Directive to develop rules to require implicit bias training for health professionals to address racial disparities. The governor’s task force said people of color suffer in medical settings from the unconscious bias by...
  • COVID-19 Update - 07/10/2020

    07/10/2020 2:18:32 AM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 2 replies
    My own workup | 07/10/2020 | DoughtyOne
    PING LIST - Please contact me as needed... COVID-19 Update # 114 As of 07/09/2020 23:15 PDST     United States CDC - Provisional NumbersAs of 00/00/2020 23:45 PDST     Johns Hopkins University - Capture Nations InformatonAs of 00/00/2020 23:45 PDST     Johns Hopkins University - Capture Counties InformationAs of 00/00/2020 23:46 PDST     Johns Hopkins University - Process JHU DataAs of 00/00/2020 23:59 PDST     WorldofMeters - Document Core NumbersAs of 00/00/2020 23:59 PDST     WorldofMeters - Capture Nations InformationAs of 00/00/2020 23:59 PDST     WorldofMeters - Capture States InformationAs of 00/00/2020 00:00...
  • Sarah & Todd Palin Quietly Divorced Earlier This Year, Court Records Show.

    07/10/2020 1:56:35 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 14 replies
    PEOPLE ONLINE ^ | July 7, 2020 | Adam Carlson
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her husband of more than 30 years, Todd Palin, quietly finalized their divorce this spring, according to court records. Though the case has long been sealed from public view, the publicly available docket shows their divorce was granted on March 23 after a non-contested hearing, which an Alaska court official confirmed.
  • Danny Trejo: The actor who went from prisoner to film star

    07/10/2020 12:45:04 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | Steve Holden, Newsbeat
    Danny Trejo: The actor who went from prisoner to film star [Image] Danny Trejo has been shot, stabbed, crushed, eaten and tortured . . . multiple times. Con Air, Zombie Hunter and 3-Headed Shark Attack (yes . . . that's a real film) are just three of the movies in which he's ended up dead. If you're a Breaking Bad fan, he's the guy whose head famously ends up on top of a tortoise. According to one survey, the 76-year-old has died on screen more than any other actor. "It shows I've been working," he jokes. And if you didn't...
  • DA: 3 Chico women admit guilt, plead no contest to attempted arson of Chico State police car.

    07/10/2020 12:31:33 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 12 replies
    Action News Now (KHSL TV) ^ | July 8, 2020 | Chase Napear
    CHICO, Calif. - According to Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey, three Chico women admitted their guilt in court Wednesday morning for attempting to set a Chico State University police car on fire. Ramsey says Maria Magana, 21, Clarissa Pauline Volasgis, 20, and Autum Nichole Cossins, 20 set a Chico State police car on fire with a molotov cocktail. All three students plead no contest in the Butte County Superior Court to one count of felony attempted arson. Ramsey says the incident took place in the early morning on May 31 when the three defendants decided to "send a message"...
  • Biden Says Funding Should 'Absolutely' Be Redirected From Police

    07/10/2020 12:27:16 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 9, 2020
    Joe Biden said in an interview Wednesday that some funding should “absolutely” be redirected from police, amid calls from some in his party to "defund the police" in the wake of the protests across the country. In response to Biden's new comments, Trump 2020 campaign rapid response director Andrew Clark wrote on Twitter it looked like Biden had “changed his position” on defunding police, adding a clip from the Now This interview.
  • Judge blocks Kentucky governor's Covid-19 executive orders - the same day he requires masks

    07/09/2020 11:39:51 PM PDT · by RandFan · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | July 10 | Rebekah Riess and Caroline Kelly
    A circuit judge ordered Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) on Thursday to cease issuing or enforcing executive orders related to Covid-19 on the same day that the Democrat signed an executive order mandating that Kentuckians must wear a facial covering or mask in public in certain situations. Scott County Circuit Judge Brian Privett issued a temporary restraining order against Beshear in a case filed by Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles and agritourism business Evans Orchard and Cider Mill, LLC, challenging the governor's use of executive power during the pandemic. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, a Republican, joined the lawsuit last...
  • Wisconsin man 'targeting a White person' killed motorcyclist, prosecutors say

    07/09/2020 11:06:51 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 09 2020 | Michael Ruiz
    Police in Fond du Lac, Wis., say a 27-year-old man intentionally slammed his pickup head-on into a motorcyclist because he was “targeting a White person,” leaving the rider dead last week, investigators said Thursday. Daniel Navarro allegedly swerved his father’s 2004 Dodge Dakota pickup into the victim’s path without braking on July 3, Fond du Lac Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt said at a news conference Thursday. Authorities identified the deceased as 55-year-old Phillip Thiessen, a Marine veteran and former Virginia police officer who had retired from a career with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, where he’d investigated crimes against children. After...
  • Majority of Seattle Council Pledges to Support 50% Cut In Police Budget

    07/09/2020 11:02:38 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 32 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | July 9, 2020
    A majority of Seattle City Council members now say they agree with a high-level proposal by advocates to defund the Police Department by 50% and reallocate the dollars to other community needs. Decriminalize Seattle and King County Equity Now laid out a four point proposal for defunding the Police Department: - Remove Seattle’s 911 dispatchers from police control - Scale up community-based solutions to public safety - Fund a community-led process to “imagine life beyond policing.”
  • Trump takes swipes at Biden in explosive ‘Hannity’ interview

    07/09/2020 10:58:34 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 18 replies
    Fox News channel ^ | July 9 , 2020 | Hannity & Trump
    President Trump phoned into 'Hannity' to discuss Democrats' plans to defund the police, Joe Biden's bid for the presidency, coronavirus and much more.
  • Authorities seek help identifying suspects in alleged attack on 80-year-old at grocery store. **DISTURBING PICTURES OF THE VICTIM.

    07/09/2020 10:03:09 PM PDT · by know.your.why · 29 replies
    Lancaster city news ^ | Lancaster city news
    Enough!
  • Michael Cohen pleaded for freedom after seeing US Marshal with shackles, pal says

    07/09/2020 9:40:40 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 9, 2020 | Ben Feuerherd
    Michael Cohen pleaded not to be hauled back into prison after US Marshals broke out the shackles when they took him into custody Thursday. “I’ll sign exactly what you want me to sign, so I don’t have to go back to jail,” Cohen whined to the lawmen who proceeded to chain him and take him into their custody, his former lawyer and friend Lanny Davis said. Cohen was brought into custody by the marshals at Manhattan federal court, where he reported Thursday morning to have an ankle bracelet attached and to sign terms of his new home confinement. Cohen refused...
  • Video shows man spray graffiti outside Manhattan courthouse as NYPD cops watch

    07/09/2020 9:18:08 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 43 replies
    nypost.com ^ | July 9, 2020 | Amanda Woods
    Footage posted online this week captured the moment a vandal sprayed graffiti outside a Lower Manhattan courthouse, right under the noses of several cops — who do nothing but watch. The video, posted by the Sergeants’ Benevolent Association on Tuesday and taken in broad daylight, shows the man tagging the base of a lamppost in front of the Surrogate’s Courthouse at 31 Chambers St., which had already been vandalized amid Occupy City Hall protests last week. After the man finishes his scrawl, he strolls away, as three cops on the corner — and four on the next block — stand idle. “Watch...
  • Indian Navy tightens social media rules for sailors

    07/09/2020 9:04:16 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 2 replies
    The Indian Navy has introduced new rules to enforce restrictions on the use of social media by its personnel and restrict their smartphone usage, made personnel accountable for the actions of their families on social media, superiors responsible for the presence of all personnel on social media and now require every sailor to submit a certificate of compliance along with details of personal smartphones and other devices.
  • Scott Circuit Judge grants statewide temporary restraining order against Gov. Beshear

    07/09/2020 8:50:39 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies
    WLEX-18 News ^ | 7/9/2020 | Web Staff
    (LEX 18) — Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced on Thursday that a Scott Circuit Judge ordered Gov. Andy Beshear to cease issuing or enforcing executive orders related to COVID-19 unless the orders meet specific criteria for an emergency as outlined by state law. The Judge stated that, in order to issue and enforce executive orders related to COVID-19, the Governor must specify the state of emergency that requires the executive order, the location of the emergency, and the name of the local emergency management agency that has determined that the emergency is beyond its capabilities. “The Governor cannot issue broad,...
  • New polls after BLM riots and Trump Mount Rushmore speech show coming Trump landslide

    07/09/2020 8:30:05 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 81 replies
    Steve Turley YouTube Channel ^ | July 8 2020 | Steve Turley
    Skip the first 2 minutes to avoid his commercials. Nice piece from Dr Steve Hurley. Highlights. 1. New Express poll has Trump tied with Biden at 47% each. 2. In case you think it's an outlier, Zogby also had a poll June 30th with Trump and Biden tied at 46% each. (Not to mention the Harris poll which had the gap between Biden and Trump down to just 4%). 3. The Express poll had Trump on course to win the crucial swing states including Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin where Trump outpolls Biden by 48 percent to 44...
  • Vandals Hack Down 9/11 Memorial Flagpole In New York Village

    07/09/2020 8:23:00 PM PDT · by MNDude · 21 replies
    Vandals have cut down a flagpole at a memorial in a village outside of New York City that honored five local firefighters who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The vandalism in Washingtonville was discovered early Wednesday, according to the Times-Herald Record. Police have launched an investigation.
  • Coronavirus pandemic could push 122 million to brink of starvation: Oxfam

    07/09/2020 8:22:38 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    AP Global News ^ | 07 08 2020 | Staff
    The coronavirus outbreak has worsened the hunger crisis in the world’s poorest corners and up to 12,000 people could die each day from hunger linked to the social and economic effects of the pandemic, the humanitarian group Oxfam warned Thursday. Its report said mass unemployment, disruption to food production and declining aid as a result of the pandemic could push an estimated 122 million people to the brink of starvation this year. “The knock-on impacts of COVID-19 are far more widespread than the virus itself, pushing millions of the world’s poorest people deeper into hunger and poverty,” said the group’s...