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  • 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
    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
    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 · 4 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 · 9 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 · 18 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 · 11 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 · 23 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 · 28 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 · 30 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 · 10 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 · 65 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 · 18 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 · 16 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...
  • South Texas (Border) county confirms 1,274 new COVID-19 cases in one day

    07/09/2020 8:00:15 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 16 replies
    Border Report ^ | Jul 9, 2020 | Sandra Sanchez
    The South Texas border county of Hidalgo County is in a “dire situation” due to uncontrolled coronavirus cases, and will start issuing “criminal consequences” for those who are needlessly out and about, county leaders announced Thursday. Hidalgo County had a record 1,274 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and 10 coronavirus-related deaths, Eddie Olivarez, the county’s chief administrative officer for Health and Human Services, announced during a FaceBook live event on Thursday afternoon. There are 741 COVID patients currently hospitalized, with 200 in the intensive care units... Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez said oxygen and ventilators were in short supply and...
  • Latino group 'Mi Familia Vota' announces a $10M voter turnout campaign

    07/09/2020 7:53:04 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    AP NBC ^ | 07 09 2020 | John Locher
    A national organization is announcing a $10 million campaign to turn out Hispanic voters in several of this year’s battleground states. Mi Familia Vota, based in Phoenix, said it will spend $7 million on get-out-the-vote measures and an additional $3 million on digital and television ads, starting in Arizona and Florida. Arizona in particular is seen as a battleground because of shifting demographics in the traditionally Republican state. Hispanics are a growing proportion of the electorate. The campaign comes amid rising concerns about Latino turnout in a year when that community has been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus. Latinos...
  • Women for America First Demand Mural On New York's Fifth Avenue

    07/09/2020 7:41:00 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 74 replies
    Amy Kremer ^ | Jul 10, 2020
  • Fond du Lac man charged with hate crime for allegedly crashing into oncoming motorcyclist

    07/09/2020 7:31:59 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 35 replies
    Fox 11 News ^ | 7/9/20
    -- A Fond du Lac man intentionally crashed into and killed a motorcyclist last week because he believed the motorcyclist was white, Fond du Lac County Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt said. Daniel Navarro, 27, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide, hate crime and use of a dangerous weapon in the crash last week that killed 55-year-old Phillip Thiessen. “Given the current social climate, the information shared today will undoubtedly lead to future conversation and discussion within our community,” said Waldschmidt. Thiessen was found dead in the road on July 3. Officers were called to the area of Winnebago Drive and Taycheedah...
  • Accidental discovery leads to Parkinson’s disease cure in mice

    07/09/2020 7:26:53 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 32 replies
    Study Finds ^ | 6/26/2020 | Brianna Sleezer
    SAN DIEGO – Sometimes, scientific breakthroughs occur when researchers aren’t exactly looking for them. While attempting to better understand the function of a protein in connective tissue cells, UC San Diego School of Medicine scientists found a way to transform multiple types of cells into neurons. This discovery has led to the development of a treatment that eliminates symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in mice. The protein researchers were studying, called PTB, is known for its general role in activating or deactivating genes within a cell. In an attempt to better understand how PTB contributes to cell function, researchers silenced the...
  • British judge orders Christopher Steele to pay damages to Russian bankers named in dossier

    07/09/2020 7:23:56 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07 08 2020 | Jerry Dunleavy, Justice Department Reporter
    A court in the United Kingdom ordered British ex-spy Christopher Steele to pay thousands in damages to two Russian bankers named in the former MI6 agent’s dossier as having “illicit” financial ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Justice Warby of the Queen’s Bench Division of the British High Court of Justice presided over a weeklong March hearing in the defamation lawsuit brought by the owners of Russia’s Alfa Bank, Petr Aven, Mikhail Fridman, and German Khan, against Orbis Business Intelligence, Steele’s private intelligence firm through which he conducted research in 2016 for Fusion GPS through the Perkins Coie law firm...