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  • MSNBC's Cross Deceptively Edits FL Sheriff on Anti-Riot Law, Mocks Him as 'Barney Fyfe Reject'

    04/24/2021 1:06:32 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    MSNBC's Tiffany Cross misled viewers today by cutting out a portion of remarks from Polk County, Florida Sheriff Grady Judd explaining the difference between a peaceful protest and a riot. Cross started the video with Judd pointing to a photo in his right hand, saying: "This is a riot. And this will get you locked up before quick in the State of Florida. Pay attention. We’ve got a new law, and we’re going to use it if you make us. ​​​​​" Cross then mocked the sheriff as a "Barney Fyfe reject." But Cross didn't mention the photo that was in...
  • Wild' Florida man fatally shot in bizarre home invasion

    08/29/2020 11:56:54 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 29,2020 | By Robert Gearty
    A “wild, totally out of control” ex-con was shot dead after he crashed his car into a fence, tried to climb onboard a school bus, jumped on two cars and then broke into a house, a Florida sheriff said. The bizarre incident happened just before dawn Friday morning in Polk City. The man who killed Mayson Armando Ortiz-Vazquez, 45, of Orlando, acted to protect his family, including his 9-year-old child, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said, according to the Lakeland Ledger. “They were trying to control him inside the house,” Judd said, according to the paper. “He grabbed the glass...
  • St. Pete protester caught with Molotov cocktail, loaded gun, police say

    08/22/2020 10:21:37 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 47 replies
    abc action news ^ | Aug 21, 2020 | Ryan Smith
    A St. Petersburg protester has been charged with terrorist activity after police discovered a Molotov cocktail in his car that was parked outside of police headquarters. Police arrested 26-year-old Abraham Quraishi for inciting a riot and resisting arrest with violence during a June 3 protest outside of police headquarters. The arrest was reported on the following day as Chief Anthony Holloway described how Quraishi threw a round of ammunition at the direction of officers during the protest. Officers soon realized Quraishi was carrying a loaded firearm without a permit. Days later, investigators discovered Quraishi parked his car as close to...
  • Horowitz: Florida man accused of murdering 3 best friends on fishing trip had 230 prior felony charges

    07/27/2020 3:33:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    Conservative Review. ^ | July 24, 2020 | Daniel Horowitz ·
    Despite the emptying of prisons and rising crime in America’s major cities, Jared Kushner, possibly the most influential man in the White House, continues to demand “second chances” for criminals. But anyone who understands our criminal justice system knows that, with rare exceptions, violent criminals are accorded endless chances and are still not locked up. Here is a case of a man who was given 230 chances. The result? Three best friends weren’t given a second chance at life. Frostproof, Florida, is a tiny city of 3,000 people in lake-filled Polk County, Florida. The last thing Sheriff Grady Judd expected...
  • 'Pure evil in the flesh': Well-known felon 'massacres' three fishing buddies in Frostproof, sheriff says

    07/22/2020 12:53:50 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 109 replies
    Fox 35 ^ | July 22, 2020 | Fox 12 News
    FROSTPROOF, Fla. - A 26-year-old man with 230 felony charges to his name is behind bars and accused of brutally murdering three fishing friends in Frostproof, the sheriff announced Wednesday. Two other suspects were arrested, and officials said it all stemmed from an argument over a truck. On Wednesday morning, Sheriff Grady Judd announced three people had been arrested in the Friday night murders of 23-year-old Damion Tillman, 30-year-old Keven Springfield, and 27-year-old Brandon Rollins. The suspects were identified as 26-year-old Tony “TJ” Wiggins, his girlfriend, 27-year-old Mary Whittemore, and his brother, 21-year-old Robert Wiggins. Judd said TJ alone has...
  • LIVE: Grady Judd provides ‘important’ update on Frostproof triple homicide (Three arrested)

    07/22/2020 8:17:29 AM PDT · by pnz1 · 76 replies ^ | 07/22/20 | WFLA Staff
    POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Authorities in Polk County continue to probe the grisly killings of three men who were found beaten and shot to death in Frostproof over the weekend. The victims, Brandon Rollins, 27, Keven Springfield, 30, and Damion Tillman, 23, were “massacred” near Lake Streety during a nighttime catfishing trip, Sheriff Grady Judd said at a news conference Saturday.
  • Grady Judd provides latest updates to Polk County triple homicide

    07/20/2020 2:00:12 PM PDT · by fso301 · 43 replies ^ | 07/20/2020 |
    25 minute news conference by Sheriff Judd of Polk County, Fl concerning the triple homicide near Frostproof, Fl.
  • [OREGON] Gov. Brown: Masks to ‘become part of our daily lives’

    06/18/2020 10:35:16 PM PDT · by An Appeal to Heaven · 44 replies, Channel News 21 ^ | June 18, 2020 | The Associated Press, Barney Lerten
    Says no arrests or tickets for no mask, but her order 'is enforceable' SALEM, Ore. (AP/KTVZ) — Beginning next Wednesday, Oregonians in some of the state’s most populous counties will be required to wear face masks when they are in public indoor spaces, such as grocery stores and shops, to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The new face covering mandate pertains to residents in Clackamas, Hood River, Lincoln, Polk, Marion, Multnomah and Washington counties. Although the new requirement is set to go into effect in less than a week, it remains unclear what repercussions people face if they do...
  • Marion, Polk, Hood River counties approved for Phase 2 reopening

    06/17/2020 8:28:09 PM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies
    KGW8 ^ | Nate Hanson
    Marion, Polk, Hood River counties approved for Phase 2 reopening Thirty-two of Oregon’s 36 counties have now been approved to enter Phase 2 of reopening. Author: Nate Hanson Published: 4:38 PM PDT June 17, 2020 Updated: 4:38 PM PDT June 17, 2020 PORTLAND, Ore. — Three more Oregon counties, Hood River, Marion and Polk, were approved Wednesday by Gov. Kate Brown to enter Phase 2 of reopening on Friday, June 19. The counties had applied to enter Phase 2 last week, but Brown put a week-long statewide hold on all reopening plans due to a rise in COVID-19 cases. Over...
  • Polk County Sheriff Warns Rioters: Don't Take This into Neighborhoods. People Own Guns Here

    06/01/2020 2:55:19 PM PDT · by xzins · 86 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jun 01, 2020 | Matt Vespa
    Polk County Sheriff Warns Rioters: Don't Take This into Neighborhoods. People Own Guns Here. George Floyd died at the hands of the Minneapolis Police. It was tragic, avoidable, and the use of force was totally absurd. He was arrested for the nonviolent crime of using false documents. He was handcuffed and subdued. Why did Officer Derek Chauvin put his knee on the back of his neck for nearly ten minutes? Floyd died as a result. He could be heard crying that he could no longer breathe. Chauvin was fired and brought up on third-degree murder and manslaughter charges. The three...
  • Sheriff Grady Judd extends curfew, warns rumored neighborhood rioters that residents are armed

    06/01/2020 2:14:49 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 24 replies
    WFLA ^ | 6/1/2020 | by: WFLA 8 On Your Side Staff
    Judd ended his address by speaking on a possible threat they’ve seen referenced on social media that suggests riot activity may start trickling into residential neighborhoods. “I would tell them, if you value your life, you probably shouldn’t do that in Polk County,” Judd said. “Because the people of Polk County like guns, they have guns, I encourage them to own guns, and they’re going to be inside their homes tonight with their guns loaded. And if you try to break into their homes tonight and try to steal, to set fires, I’m highly recommending they blow you back out...
  • $4.9M worth of heroin seized in largest bust on Polk County record (FL)

    12/02/2019 3:51:03 PM PST · by chajin · 13 replies
    WFLA ^ | Dec. 2, 2019 | WFLA 8 On Your Side Staff
    POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Seven people were arrested in what authorities are calling the “largest seizure of heroin” by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. According to a news release, it all started when deputies learned someone was sending methamphetamine to Polk County by mail from southern California. Detectives began working with a task force in Bloomington, California and had undercover detectives buy 100 pounds of “Mexican methamphetamine” from a supplier based in California.
  • PURE EVIL- 17 Men, Including 2 Disney Employees, Face Child Porn Charges in Polk County

    11/10/2019 1:17:07 PM PST · by ransomnote · 26 replies ^ | Twitter @QBLUESKYQ
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  • 'Climate Change' Went Out The Window When 2020 Dems Descended On Steak Fry At Iowa State Fair

    09/22/2019 8:02:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 9/21/2019 | Beth Baumann
    We know that the Democratic Party is filled with ironic hypocrites but the 2020 presidential candidates are taking the cake this weekend. More than 11,000 people flocked to a steak fry at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday to hear from the 17 candidates vying for the Democratic nomination, CBS News reported. The event was put on by the Polk County Democrats and included more than 10,500 hamburgers and 1,000 vegan burgers. Rather ironic considering some of these candidates – like Sen. Kamala Harris and Andrew Yang – have made the case that meat consumption adds to our nations greenhouse...
  • SunTrax project moves toward phase two in Polk

    06/12/2019 4:29:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Ledger ^ | June 3, 2019 | Gary White
    AUBURNDALE — Florida has one of the world’s most famous asphalt ovals in the Daytona International Speedway. A slightly smaller track recently completed in Auburndale won’t draw massive crowds for races, but it’s part of a project that could hasten the day when self-driving vehicles take over the roads. Crews finished laying asphalt for the 2¼-mile oval — phase one of SunTrax — in early May, and construction will begin in the coming months on infield elements designed for the development and testing of connected and autonomous vehicles. The second phase of SunTrax, a project overseen by Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise...
  • Ex-campaign manager charged after Iowa election forgeries

    04/24/2019 10:12:52 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 6 replies ^ | 4/16/2019 | Alex Kirkpatrick
    DES MOINES, Iowa (KCCI) — A former campaign manager for an Iowa congressional candidate faces several charges after he admitted to faking signatures on petition documents last year. Noah Wasserman, 27, was booked into the Polk County Jail on Tuesday afternoon but has since been released, according to online jail records. Wasserman tried to get Theresa Greenfield, a Democratic candidate for Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District race, on the ballot by forging some signatures. Greenfield said she fired Wasserman after the incident, though she didn’t immediately release his name. He has been charged with one count of first-degree election misconduct and...
  • Stripper-slash-rapper Cardi B is the perfect Democrat(HUH?)

    02/01/2019 9:54:17 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 2/1/2019 | Taylor Day
    As an example of the absolute state of the DNC, Cardi B has been invited by "influential Democrats" to speak to an event for the Polk County Iowa Democratic organization. In a desperate attempt to use her to appeal to younger voters or just hoping for a tutorial on how to dance provocatively, the donkey party is showing that Democrats no longer take politics seriously. Cardi B is the perfect manifestation of this. Cardi B is a female rapper who climbed out from an obscure Brooklyn strip club when she achieved internet fame by making profanity-laced videos discussing her stripping...
  • Florida city commissioner charged with second degree murder in fatal shooting of shoplifter

    10/20/2018 11:22:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 82 replies
    nbc ^ | Oct. 20, 2018 / 6:46 AM ‎PDT | by Erik Ortiz /
    The Oct. 3 shooting was captured on store surveillance and showed Lakeland City Commissioner Michael Dunn firing at Christobal Lopez, 50, at the front door of Dunn's Vets Army & Navy Surplus. Dunn could be seen grabbing Lopez, an agricultural laborer, as he tried to leave, then firing a semiautomatic Glock at him. Lopez was holding a hatchet in his right hand that belonged to the store, police said, but wasn't seen in the video physically threatening Dunn.
  • PCSO arrests Davenport mayor, says she was using dead people’s handicapped placards

    12/07/2017 10:27:48 AM PST · by Gamecock · 33 replies
    The Ledger ^ | 12/6/2017 | Suzie Schottelkotte
    BARTOW — Davenport Mayor Darlene Bradley was arrested Tuesday on allegations she used dead people’s handicapped placards to park in designated spaces at City Hall. Bradley, 60, faces felony charges of using a deceased person’s identification and possessing an altered or counterfeit decal on a handicapped placard, both of which carry a prison term up to five years if she’s convicted. She also was arrested for unlawful use of a handicapped placard, which is a misdemeanor. “The governor has the right to suspend her until she is acquitted,” he said, “but that request will have to come from the commission....
  • Hillary Clinton campaign accused of voter fraud in Polk County, Iowa (Bernie got Berned!)

    02/02/2016 12:55:45 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 48 replies
    The Iowa caucus has finally come and while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was declared the Republican winner, the Democratic race is a lot more complicated. While supporters for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders continued to fight it out into the night, the results were not as clear as some questions were raised. In over 1,600 caucus sites around the state of Iowa, Democratic voters made their voices heard. Though the Clinton campaign declared victory prematurely, as of 12 a.m. Tuesday morning on the East Coast, no official winner has been declared. As voters anxiously awaited the results, news broke on...