California Parents Refuse to Accept Controversial “Teen Talk” CurriculumA great and vast awakening is moving across the nation, and parents are finally beginning to realize time is running out. They have to get their kids out of the government schools or fight back. ... The post California Parents Refuse to Accept Controversial “Teen Talk” Curriculum appeared first on The New American.
thenewamerican - 22 mins
Google Responds to Claims It Secretly Installed COVID-19 Tracking App on Users’ PhonesA number of Android phone users over the past weekend reported that a COVID-19 notifications system was automatically installed on their phones without warning or consent. Google, in a statement to several news outlets, did not confirm or deny whether the “automatically distributed” system was installed without users’ consent, while noting that “COVID-19 Exposure Notifications are […]
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As NY DAs drop charges against rioters, NYPD watchdog concludes 39 officers deserve punishment for response to BLM riots last yearFollowing news that district attorneys in New York City have dropped the majority of charges against rioters in recent months, an oversight board for the city's police has recommended that 39 officers face disciplinary action for their conduct during last year's Black Lives Matter protests.What are the details?In the report released Monday, the Civilian Complaint Review Board concluded that 14 officers — including a captain and a sergeant — should face criminal charges for their behavior, while the remaining 25 should face disciplinary penalties ranging from 1 to 10 days. Complaints leveled against the officers leading to recommended discipline included force, abuse of authority, offensive language, discourtesy, and untruthful statement."So far, the CCRB has substantiated 26 complaints of misconduct containing 48 allegations against 39 officers," the watchdog organization wrote in the report. "The Board has recommended serving Charges in 12 complaints, Command Discipline B in 4 complaints, and Command Discipline A in 10 complaints. The current substantiation rate in fully-investigated protest complaints is 35%."The CCRB noted that since the start of its investigation last summer, it has received over 750 complaints relating to the behavior of NYPD officers during the Black Lives Matter protests. In the end, those notices resulted in 303 cases containing more than 2,000 allegations that fell within the organization's jurisdiction. The watchdog added that it is awaiting interviews with officers in 38 of 147 investigations that still remain open and is facing unprecedented challenges identifying officers involved in the complaints due to their failure to follow identification protocols.What else?The report comes as New York City district attorneys have dropped hundreds of charges against rioters and looters in recent months, angering businesses in the city that were ravaged as part of the protests.Additionally, in the cases that haven't been dropped, a bulk of the suspects were reportedly tried on lesser counts — such as trespassing — that do not result in jail time.In the meantime, the district attorneys are reportedly prioritizing a probe into the Trump Organization on allegations of tax, loan, and insurance fraud.In response to the news, the NYPD told TheBlaze it plans to "study the CCRB's recommendations through the established processes between our two agencies."TheBlaze reached out to the New York City Police Benevolent Association, the city's largest police union, for additional comment on the CCRB's recommendations, but has not yet received a reply.
theblaze - 44 mins
Biden's woke military: U.S. Air Force Base hosts first-ever drag-queen showI'll say this much: When it comes to entertaining our troops, we've come a long way from the Bob Hope USO show. Sure, there was something staid about Old Ski Nose swinging his golf club around, telling our men in uniform, "I don't do a lot of political jokes -- too many of them are… The post Biden's woke military: U.S. Air Force Base hosts first-ever drag-queen show appeared first on WND.
wnd - 54 mins
EXCLUSIVE: Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s $150 Million Quid Pro Quo Stopped Rural Housing Development, May Have Influenced Election ResultsThe following article, EXCLUSIVE: Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s $150 Million Quid Pro Quo Stopped Rural Housing Development, May Have Influenced Election Results, was first published on Big League Politics. Big League Politics has obtained the court documents. Continue reading: EXCLUSIVE: Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s $150 Million Quid Pro Quo Stopped Rural Housing Development, May Have Influenced Election Results ...
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Tucker: More people die from lightning each year than from white supremacy - 'Look it up!'President Joe Biden tells us every chance he gets that white supremacy is the single greatest threat facing America today. The problem is so dangerous, in fact, that he's tasked Defense Secretary and useful idiot Lloyd Austin with rooting out extremism in the military. Neither Biden nor Austin offers any credible evidence to back up… The post Tucker: More people die from lightning each year than from white supremacy - 'Look it up!' appeared first on WND.
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GOP congresswoman's face is priceless as pantsless Dem gives lawmakers an eye-full on Zoom callJune has been a good month for liberal Zoom call attendees who can't seem to keep their clothes while they do their job remotely. Earlier this month, as you may have heard, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin was brought back to the network after a long exile. Toobin's smug self-regard had proved for years that… The post GOP congresswoman's face is priceless as pantsless Dem gives lawmakers an eye-full on Zoom call appeared first on WND.
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Mayor 'cancels' Pledge of Allegiance, threatens public during town meetingThe mayor of a small town in Colorado unilaterally removed the Pledge of Allegiance from the town board's agenda for all future meetings, claiming the move was required because of the divisiveness it creates. But then he didn't explain what that was. Instead, Silverton, Colorado, mayor Shane Fuhrman said, "Due to direct and indirect threats,… The post Mayor 'cancels' Pledge of Allegiance, threatens public during town meeting appeared first on WND.
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Dan Rather rips fellow leftist Jon Stewart's 'dangerous' assertion that COVID-19 came from Wuhan lab: 'Playing into the trope of the mad scientist'The left is eating itself once again. And it's delicious.Dan Rather — the iconic network news anchor who's allowed his leftist colors to shine brightly in his retirement years — blasted fellow lefty Jon Stewart's viral assertion last week that the COVID-19 virus originated from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.What's the background?Stewart — former host of "The Daily Show" and a longtime liberal darling — appeared on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and said with a mixture of wit and wisdom that the pandemic was "more than likely caused by science" and then pointed to the infamous Wuhan lab.After a series of mocking points, Stewart drove them home with a hilarious comparison between the COVID-19 pandemic and a "chocolate outbreak.""Oh my God! There's been an outbreak of chocolatey goodness near Hershey, Pennsylvania. What do you think happened?" he wondered. "Oh, I don't know, maybe a steam shovel made it with a cocoa bean. Or it's the f***ing chocolate factory! Maybe that's it!" Jon Stewart On Vaccine Science And The Wuhan Lab Theory youtu.be Rather wasn't laughingWhen Rather caught wind of Stewart's words, he wasn't happy:Jotting down his thoughts on Steady, Rather noted that attacks on science aren't "just the work of cynical operatives on the political right" — and then proceeded to blast Stewart's take as "playing into the trope of the mad scientist":I cannot overemphasize how dangerous this line of thinking is. It is true that some scientists have done some bad things in the name of research — such as the Tuskegee experiments. Scientists have been wrong. Science and technology have been tools that supported colonialism and oppression. Science does not release us from our moral responsibilities. All of this is the case because science is a human endeavor and scientists are human, subject to the same frailties and base instincts as any member of our species. But science is also a way of thinking, where we challenge our own dogmas and beliefs, where we change our minds and approach when the data show we were wrong.Indeed, the virus-created-in-a-lab notion — initially dubbed a conspiracy theory by leftists and scientists — now is viewed a serious possibility. And Rather admitted as much: "A year and half later, the origins of the virus remain a mystery and China has been far from forthcoming — to say the least — about what they know, and did. It is also true that more scientists are considering the lab theory as worthy of examination, although there is no specific evidence to date that it is the source. Furthermore, it seems that most virologists do not think that the virus has the chemical fingerprints of human engineering. But that could be perhaps a possibility. We just don't know. And we need to try to find out, letting the facts lead wherever they may."Speaking of the facts, let us not forget that Rather infamously stepped down from his CBS News perch after it came to light that his damning 2004 report on then-President George W. Bush's National Guard service used documents that weren't verified as authentic.Regardless, leftists far and wide also blasted Stewart's words — and dutifully cheered on Rather's subsequent criticism of them. (H/T: NewsBusters)
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Defunding Public Schools Would Successfully Combat IndoctrinationThe solution to an irreparably corrupt and leftist-captured institution — in addition to the essential step of withdrawing one's children from it — is ending all government support, whether fiscal or otherwise. ... The post Defunding Public Schools Would Successfully Combat Indoctrination appeared first on The New American.
thenewamerican - 1 hour
Poll shows what Americans really think of 'packing' Supreme CourtA new survey reveals Americans are not behind the agenda point adopted by President Biden and his Democrat Party regarding packing the Supreme Court. Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has advocated for changes to the bench, going so far as to publicly threatened two of the justices if they made a decision he didn't like.… The post Poll shows what Americans really think of 'packing' Supreme Court appeared first on WND.
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New Bill Poses Unprecedented Threat to Religious and Other Freedoms in South AfricaSouth Africa's “Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Amendment Bill (X-2021)” does more to violate constitutional freedoms than promote justice and is likely to have disastrous consequences. ... The post New Bill Poses Unprecedented Threat to Religious and Other Freedoms in South Africa appeared first on The New American.
thenewamerican - 2 hours
WaPo under fire for ‘pseudoreligious’ video urging whites to set up cult-like ‘white accountability groups’ to repent for being born white The Washington Post is taking heat after it recently ran a video encouraging Americans to take part in "white accountability groups" and "force themselves into 'a period of deep shame' over their skin color,'" the Daily Mail reported Monday. The 5-minute video titled, "What is White racial identity and why is it important?" featured several mental health experts who discussed ways for white people to understand "your whiteness and the ways that white supremacy benefits you." What are the details of the episode? The video, the latest in a series titled, "The New Normal" and which aired on Friday, explores the idea of white people coming together to form white privilege accountability groups in order to shame themselves over being born white in a racist world. Host Nicole Ellis addressed the issue along with Resmaa Manakem — an author and "trauma specialist" — who said that such gatherings ought to take place over a period of years for white people to understand what it means to be black in America. "An antiracist culture does not exist among white people," Manakem insisted. "White people need to start getting together specifically around race." He also insisted that such groups should meet and work out their identities for a period of at least five years. Ilyse Kennedy, a trauma therapist, agreed, and said that she personally engaged in such catharsis, and said the move is necessary for white people to experience a "period of deep shame." Kennedy added that members of such groups need to acknowledge "the harm that our ancestors have caused." What has been the response? According to the Daily Mail, the episode faced criticism and derision over its apparent clarion call to perpetuate white shame. Christopher Rufo, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, blasted the episode and tweeted, "I'm fighting against race supremacy; the Washington Post wants to install it everywhere." He added, "The game is that they want to create an essentialized racial category ("whiteness"), load it with negative connotations, then impose it on individuals through guilt, shame, and school indoctrination. This approach is reductive, manipulative, and malicious. Don't fall for it." "This is a very strange pseudoreligious movement that is likely to do more harm than good," Jesse Singal, writer and podcaster, added. This is a very strange pseudoreligious movement that is likely to do more harm than good https://t.co/M52JnruJvk— Jesse Singal (@jessesingal) 1624287529.0 The outlet pointed to Twitter user AG, who blasted the episode and wrote, "A 5 minute video propagating ignorant neoracist nonsense. It's really astonishing the extent to which this stuff is becoming mainstream and normalized, especially by the press." User Bat Sommelier responded, "It's like a bizarre new religion. They have their own language, their idea of original sins (whiteness), and seeking redemption through 'doing the work' to understand race issues. It's a disconnect from the reality 99% of Americans live in." Slate contributor Will Saletan responded to AG's tweet, writing, "This video is an example of how otherwise simple and laudable ideas — e.g., becoming aware of problems that affect other people but haven't affected people like you — can be presented in a needlessly abrasive and condescending way. It's not CRT. But it's progressive malpractice." @AGHamilton29 This video is an example of how otherwise simple and laudable ideas — e.g., becoming aware of problem… https://t.co/2tjwpShLWi— Will Saletan (@saletan) 1624238042.0
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Dr. Peter Daszak of EcoHealth Alliance Gets Brutal News Over Infamous Wuhan ‘Conspiracy Theory’ LetterDr. Peter Daszak, a scientist who funneled millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars to the Wuhan Institute of Virology through a “charity” called […] The post Dr. Peter Daszak of EcoHealth Alliance Gets Brutal News Over Infamous Wuhan ‘Conspiracy Theory’ Letter appeared first on Trending Politics.
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Biden's attorney general accused of 'inflaming' fight over votingAmerica's attorney general, Merrick Garland, the former judge famously denied a hearing on his nomination to the Supreme Court as Barack Obama's tenure in the White House terminated, is using his office to "inflame" the fight over voting across the nation, according to an analysis by Heritage Foundation Senior Legal Fellow Hans von Spakovsky. In… The post Biden's attorney general accused of 'inflaming' fight over voting appeared first on WND.
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BREAKING: Trump Gearing Up to Wage Political War on Mitch McConnellAccording to Newsmax host Rob Schmitt who spent Saturday with former President Donald Trump at his golf course in Westchester, New York, […] The post BREAKING: Trump Gearing Up to Wage Political War on Mitch McConnell appeared first on Trending Politics.
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Kyrsten Sinema reaffirms her support for Senate filibusterBy Andrew Trunsky Daily Caller News Foundation Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema reaffirmed her opposition to abolishing the 60-vote Senate filibuster, rebuffing progressives who have decried the legislative rule and called for its removal. Sinema argued that scrapping the Senate rule would erode “democracy’s guardrails,” writing in The Washington Post that doing so would lead… The post Kyrsten Sinema reaffirms her support for Senate filibuster appeared first on WND.
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Man Volunteering for NYC Mayoral Candidate Eric Adams StabbedA volunteer working for the campaign of New York City mayoral candidate Eric Adams was stabbed multiple times in broad daylight over the weekend, authorities said. The incident happened around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday and involved a 42-year-old male victim who was stabbed four times on Morris Avenue in the South Bronx area while talking with […]
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Whitlock: Veneration of George Floyd is racist and must be stopped The deification of George Floyd harms black people and America. The statues unveiled last week in Newark, New Jersey, and Brooklyn, New York, that memorialize the final nine minutes of George Floyd's life denigrate and diminish the reputation of black men. George Floyd was a victim — of his drug addiction, self-destructive behavior, and Derek Chauvin's misconduct. Floyd is not Jesus. He's not Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, or Medgar Evers, black men who died tragically in service of promoting racial fairness. Floyd isn't Crispus Attucks, the first man killed in America's Revolutionary War. Floyd isn't Emmett Till, an innocent victim of anti-black bigotry. Floyd isn't any of the black men I know who are terrific fathers, husbands, providers, and protectors. Floyd isn't "Uncle Jimmy," my media sidekick, whose primary job is father to his young sons, James and Jamill. George Floyd is a prop corporate media uses for attention, a pawn liberal politicians use to push policy, and a punching bag social activists use as a symbol to explain black people and promote themselves. A prop, a pawn, and a punching bag. That is not the recipe for deification and statues. It's a recipe for the impugnment of the character, integrity, and reputation of black people. The politicians, activists, celebrity influencers, and media personalities — the exploiters of George Floyd — are determined to transform an amateur porn star, violent criminal, and drug abuser into a national hero. They do so because they have no respect for black men or black people. Yes, I'm talking about Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Shaun King, LeBron James, Don Lemon, Anderson Cooper, Rachel Maddow, Jemele Hill, Michael Eric Dyson, Al Sharpton, Joy Reid, Joe Scarborough, Chris Cuomo, Jack Dorsey, Colin Kaepernick, and the editors and writers at the New York Times, the Washington Post, Buzzfeed, and the Daily Beast. The entire satanic cabal of cultural elites, both white and black, are using George Floyd and other forms of racial division to overthrow a flawed system of governance that has outperformed any other system ever invented. The orchestrated destruction of the American black man is an orchestrated attack on America's moral conscience. The retelling of the black American journey as a narrative of victimhood rather than victory is the central strategy in painting the American experiment as a failure in need of a Marxist overhaul. America's global elites prefer China and the Communist Chinese Party. That's why we're erecting statues honoring George Floyd's last nine minutes of life. That's why President Biden suggested Floyd's death was more meaningful than Dr. Martin Luther King's. Biden and the elitist revolutionaries want us to believe that America's system of government denies black people agency. We're defenseless punching bags for Trump supporters, Proud Boys, conservative evangelicals, rural militias, Republicans, and every other group that doesn't pledge allegiance to the Democratic Party. In their reimagining of our history, we have no accomplishments more compelling than our suffering. Our story isn't about what we've done or will do. It's about what has happened to us. We're an American tragedy. George Floyd is relevant only because of the actions of Derek Chauvin, a white police officer. The new fixation on the "Tulsa Massacre" is a story about what happened to black people. The new Juneteenth national holiday is a story about what happened to black people. No one who wants to promote a positive self-image and inspire young people to achieve would explain their journey the way black people are being coerced into explaining theirs. It's offensive to build a statue celebrating a man whose most memorable accomplishment is having a policeman kneel on his neck and back for nine minutes. It's insane. Let me use the story of LeBron James as an example. If LeBron wanted to inspire his own kids with a story about his basketball career, would he tell a story about what happened to him in the NBA Finals series against the Dallas Mavericks or what he did in the Finals series against the Golden State Warriors in 2016? Would he paint himself as a panicked loser or a courageous champion? How does the George Floyd statue paint black men? The statue in Newark has Floyd seated on a park bench wearing a "wifebeater" shirt. I'm shocked the sculptor didn't put a crack pipe in one hand and a 40-ounce of beer in the other. The statues of Floyd need to be torn down immediately. They're racist. They're designed to symbolize that America turns black men into lazy, criminal drug addicts. I reject that in the name of Frederick Douglass, Richard Allen, Booker T. Washington, Benjamin Banneker, George Washington Carver, Thurgood Marshall, Clarence Thomas, Colin Powell, Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson, Ben Carson, Nat Turner, and so many more. I reject it on behalf of my father, my brother, and so many of my friends. As black men, we must put a stop to politicians, activists, and corporate media using us for an agenda that doesn't serve us. And those of you who love this country must join us in putting a stop to this exploitation and bigotry. Elites denigrate black men as a means to tear down America. Elites finance, platform, and promote black degeneracy in music, movies, social media, podcasting, police interaction, etc., as a means to destroy America. Challenging the left's systemic racism is the duty of every God-loving, patriotic American.
theblaze - 2 hours
Biden Regime Denies They Froze $100 Million in Foreign Aid to Ukraine Following Putin SummitThe following article, Biden Regime Denies They Froze $100 Million in Foreign Aid to Ukraine Following Putin Summit, was first published on Big League Politics. This is basically what they tried to impeach Trump over. Continue reading: Biden Regime Denies They Froze $100 Million in Foreign Aid to Ukraine Following Putin Summit ...
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'Come on, people!': Watch 9-year-old girl torch school board over BLMBy Steven Hall Daily Caller News Foundation A 9-year-old girl was seen on video criticizing her school board for putting Black Lives Matter posters around her school, despite a ban on political posters. The student, who said her name was Novalee, spoke at a Lakeville Area School Board meeting in Minnesota on June 8 where… The post 'Come on, people!': Watch 9-year-old girl torch school board over BLM appeared first on WND.
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Medicaid Enrollment Skyrocketed During PandemicEnrollment in Medicaid grew by nearly 10 million during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to newly released data. The number of people covered by the program, which helps poor people with healthcare bills, reached 73.7 million in January, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). That was up from 64 million 11 months prior, and […]
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Gun-control Bill Causes Outrage in South AfricaThere’s been outrage among some South Africans following the “Draft Firearms Control Amendment Bill,” which was released May 21. If passed, the bill will prevent law-abiding citizens from owning firearms for the purpose of self-defense. ... The post Gun-control Bill Causes Outrage in South Africa appeared first on The New American.
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South Korea plans military pilot operation of anti-drone radar systemSouth Korea’s arms procurement agency Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has announced a military pilot operation of an anti-drone radar...Read More... The post South Korea plans military pilot operation of anti-drone radar system appeared first on Army Technology.
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What the [bleep]? Blaspheming 'God' called just fine in kids' movies Using "God" and "Jesus Christ" in a blasphemous way now is just fine for kids films that are rated by the British Board of Film Classification, according to a report from the Christian Institute. Using those references "blasphemously" now "has been deemed 'suitable for all' by the board," the organization reported. It's new in… The post What the [bleep]? Blaspheming 'God' called just fine in kids' movies appeared first on WND.
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COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place Policies Failed to Save Lives: StudyA new study that examined “excess death” data to gauge the impact of shelter-in-place policies on mortality concluded that lockdowns or stay-at-home policies failed to save lives. Economists from the University of Southern California and the RAND Corporation sought to evaluate the net impact of shelter-in-place (SIP) mandates by examining excess death data from 43 […]
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Obama task force member says police officers are responsible for spike in violent crime, not 'defund the police' Violent crime has spiked in major cities nationwide in 2021, unfortunately coming on the heels of a year that was also characterized by higher-than-normal violent crime rates. So who is to blame? According to activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham, law enforcement is responsible for skyrocketing crime rates. Cunningham's comments are particularly eyebrow-raising because she is an influential voice who sat on former President Barack Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing and Missouri Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's Ferguson Commission. What did Cunningham claim? Cunningham, who is also an MSNBC contributor, argued Monday on MSNBC that the "defund the police" movement is not responsible for rising crime rates. Instead, she claimed police officers are at fault. The context of Cunningham's argument was a question from show host Stephanie Ruhle about the implications of the "defund the police" movement considering skyrocketing violent crime rates has become the primary issue in the New York City mayoral election. Cunningham built her argument on the fact that police departments have not been defunded, but have, in fact, had their funding increased since 2020. In reality, cities are pumping more cash into law enforcement to battle violent crime and a shortage of police officers. Cunningham failed to mention that fact, instead outright suggesting that more funding, plus increased crime rates, means police officers are responsible."I think that there are a lot of police unions and GOP operatives that would like for us to believe that this recent crime wave has everything to do with this idea of defunding the police. But guess what... The police haven't been defunded," Cunningham said."If you actually look at the 50 largest cities' law enforcement spending, as a share of the general expenditure in each of those cities, actually rose slightly from 13.6% to 13.7%. And many of the cities that have talked about removing that money, like Minneapolis and Seattle, they've actually paused or slowed how they were thinking about moving that money," she continued. "This rise in crime is not the fault of the movement," Cunningham claimed. "It's actually the fault of the police and this has been our point all along." Defund the Police activist & MSNBC contributor @MsPackyetti: Rising crime in NYC isn’t the fault of the… https://t.co/yl7SMxFOkz— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) 1624286989.0 The solution to rising crime, according to Cunningham, is both moving money from police departments as well as enacting progressive policies. "Why should we keep funding systems and institutions that keep rendering themselves ineffective?" she asked. "We should be talking about gun control, livable wages, fair housing, education. That's where we should be moving the money to ensure truly safe streets." How bad is the officer shortage?The spike in violent crime is happening concurrently with record police officer resignations and retirements.The shortage is so bad, in fact, that Atlanta, for example, "remains more than 400 officers under its authorized level, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.The New York Times captured the gravity of the situation, "A survey of about 200 police departments indicates that retirements were up by 45 percent and resignations by 18 percent in the period between April 2020 and April 2021, when compared with the preceding 12 months."
theblaze - 3 hours
Students for Life Hosts Rallies Calling on Catholic Bishops to Stand Firm on Church’s TeachingsStudents for Life hosted seven rallies across the country on June 16 urging leaders of the Catholic Church to “stand firm and fight for faith as they consider the impact of Catholics who claim to be faithful but reject church teaching with their policies and rhetoric.” These rallies took place on the first day of […]
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Lefty Website Masks Senate Dem’s Membership in All-White Beach Club by Calling It ‘Elite’It is a truism hardly worth noting that if a Republican senator belonged to an ‘all-white’ beach club that politician would be […] The post Lefty Website Masks Senate Dem’s Membership in All-White Beach Club by Calling It ‘Elite’ appeared first on Trending Politics.
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It’s Heels Down for Drag Queens at Nellis Air Force Base. Friday Night Show StagedIf a guy wants to be a queen for a day, the public library isn’t the only place to learn. He can also visit Nellis Air Force Base, which recently held its first-ever drag queen show. ... The post It’s Heels Down for Drag Queens at Nellis Air Force Base. Friday Night Show Staged appeared first on The New American.
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Horowitz: Data show record number of Minnesota criminals avoiding prisonWith the growing crime problem in America, the fault line in public policy seems to revolve around funding levels for the police. Republican candidates for office are running on funding the police and accusing Democrats of wanting to defund the police. But there is a much more basic problem. What good are the police if both parties buy into the "criminal justice reform" narrative of over-incarceration and advocate the release of more criminals onto the streets? The latest data from Minneapolis show that you can spend $1 trillion on police, but it's meaningless if the judicial system fails to punish them. Politico reports that Joe Biden will be focusing on rising crime this week; however, his administration will likely ignore the real culprit. We don't need a blue-ribbon commission to figure out why crime is rising in cities like Minneapolis. Even before the BLM-declared war on police last year, Minneapolis had been letting criminals off the hook. Crime Watch Minneapolis reports that the latest data show that even in 2019, 39% of those defendants recommended for prison received a downward departure from sentencing guidelines. That was the highest rate observed and followed a recent steep incline. This is not the war on cops, but the war on incarceration that has been taking place over the past decade and has been fully adopted by most Republicans. Sure, the war on cops helped ignite the fire, but the original fuses were lit by "criminal justice reform." Just because police back off doesn't mean that most people will just go out and commit crime. You need a record number of career criminals on the streets in order for such a police retreat to result in the catastrophic results we are seeing today. As you can see from this chart of the Minnesota sentencing guidelines, even following sentencing guidelines allows judges to avoid mandating prison time altogether for those convicted of theft and burglary, even with a past criminal history. Thus, those record number of individuals who escaped the guidelines, by definition, were violent and repeat offenders. As Minneapolis Crime Watch reports, there were 17,355 felony convictions in MN in 2019, and only 5,965 were initially recommended for prison. Of those, 2,353 received a downward departure (no prison or less prison than recommended). So, of 17,355 felony convictions, only 3,612 were fully sentenced, and almost all of them get out of prison much earlier because of numerous early release and good time credit programs.And let's not forget that serial burglars are not only a danger to property and quality of life, but they are often people who go on to commit more serious crimes. For example, last week, a 94-year-old Asian woman, Ann Taylor, was allegedly stabbed in front of her San Francisco home by a man released multiple times for burglary. He was arrested five times last year for burglary and was even arrested (but acquitted) for stabbing someone to death. He was sprung from prison after his last burglary just seven days before the attack. This is the profile of the typical career criminal who used to be locked up but is now on the streets thanks to "restorative justice." Not only are the violent career criminals not kept behind bars, but now it's aggravated by the fact that police are scared to proactively make arrests. The Star Tribune reports that in Minneapolis, violent arrests have dropped by a third, "with about 400 so far, compared with about 600 at this time last year." But is that because there are fewer criminals to arrest? Of course not! Minneapolis is experiencing its worst murder/carjacking crisis of all time. The number of shooting victims is up nearly 90% compared with the first half of last year, and homicides are up from 22 to 40 over the same period. Yet arrests are done. Or more aptly put, that is precisely why shootings are up.Hence, you can throw as much money at the cops as you want, but if you don't allow them to arrest anyone, and if the judges release the violent criminals they do arrest, what is the purpose of even having a police force?What is needed is a commitment to strengthening mandatory sentencing in all states, especially for repeat offenders. We need ironclad mandatory minimums for repeat violent offenders, a "three strikes and you're out" law, and innovative ways to prevent them from pleading down serious charges. Unless we actually reform the justice system to deter career criminals, the sacrifice of law enforcement is tragically worthless. According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, there has been a 41% increase in law enforcement killed this year relative to the same time frame last year. Police are more likely to run into career criminals than ever before, yet they must use less proactive force. As such, what is the incentive for them to place themselves in danger and even respond to volatile situations? As Patrick Lynch, president of the New York City Police Benevolent Association, recently said: "At this point, there is nothing left for police officers to 'step back' from. We are doing the job exactly as our elected leaders have asked us to do it. They will have to answer for the results."
theblaze - 3 hours
One state is conducting secret ballot review of 2020 election[Editor's note: This story originally was published by Real Clear Investigations.] By Paul Sperry Real Clear Investigations After several Fulton County, Ga., poll monitors testified last year that boxes of mail-in ballots for Joe Biden looked liked they’d been run through a photocopy machine, state investigators quietly broke the seal on one suspicious box and… The post One state is conducting secret ballot review of 2020 election appeared first on WND.
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Jen Psaki ‘Fact Checks’ Republican on Gas Prices Under Joe Biden, Gets Busted in Egregious LieJen Psaki not only has difficulty telling the truth at her press conferences, the White House Press Secretary is also honesty-challenged on […] The post Jen Psaki ‘Fact Checks’ Republican on Gas Prices Under Joe Biden, Gets Busted in Egregious Lie appeared first on Trending Politics.
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Voters Set to Pick Who Will Lead New York City’s Economic Recovery, Fight Against Rising Crime and MoreVoters in New York City head to the polls Tuesday to decide who will become Democratic nominee to be the city’s next mayor, and who will therefore likely lead its economic comeback, fight against rising violent crime and more. Eight Democrats are vying for the nomination, but polls have shown the top four pulling away […]
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The WHO Just Quietly Updated Its Guidance on Childhood Vaccinations — And A Lot of Parents Have QuestionsThe World Health Organization issued new guidance on childhood vaccinations on Monday. The WHO’s current advice for parents who have plans to […] The post The WHO Just Quietly Updated Its Guidance on Childhood Vaccinations — And A Lot of Parents Have Questions appeared first on Trending Politics.
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Illinois City Holds Juneteenth, LGBT Festivities; Independence Day Celebration CanceledResidents of Evanston, Illinois took part in the city's Juneteenth parade Saturday, but some have been left wondering why July 4 celebrations have been canceled. ... The post Illinois City Holds Juneteenth, LGBT Festivities; Independence Day Celebration Canceled appeared first on The New American.
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WATCH: Miss New Jersey Pageant Contestant Goes *OFF* on Campus and Social Media CensorshipJustine Brooke Murray was not your average participant in the June 2021 Miss New Jersey pageant. The reigning Miss Northern Highlands in […] The post WATCH: Miss New Jersey Pageant Contestant Goes *OFF* on Campus and Social Media Censorship appeared first on Trending Politics.
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New Documentary Highlights the Harm of ‘Gender Affirming’ Health Care Model on Children“The pediatrician said, ‘If I didn’t affirm my daughter’s identity, and I didn’t get her the help that she needed, and she killed herself, I... Read More The post New Documentary Highlights the Harm of ‘Gender Affirming’ Health Care Model on Children appeared first on The Daily Signal.
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Portland police union chief goes off on city officials: They 'encouraged,' 'enabled' violence during riots last summerPortland's police union chief blasted city officials over the weekend, arguing they "encouraged and enabled some of the violence" that occurred in the city for more than 150 nights last year, and explaining that the recent resignation of the police unit's riot squad was about far more than just one of their fellow officers being indicted.When asked point-blank during an interview on Fox News on Sunday, "Do you think that city officials in Portland have your backs?" Portland Police Association executive director Daryl Turner responded, "No, they do not."Turner told Fox News that when the entire 50-member Rapid Response Team decided to resign from their voluntary posts last week, it was "not just about our officer being indicted." That was just the straw that broke the camel's back. All 50 members of the Portland police riot squad resign www.youtube.com He stressed that the police union had sent a letter to the city in October relaying the many issues and concerns they had in regards to the handling of what Turner called "unprecedented sustained violence in the city of Portland." But the city never addressed those concerns.Meanwhile, "our rapid response team along with others from the police bureau came out every night [and] stood the line with ... Molotov cocktails, urine, feces, rocks, bottles, everything else thrown at them," Turner recalled."We had multiple assaults during the riots and also multiple assaults of police officers during the same riots," he said before noting that, in response, Portland District Attorney Mike Schmidt "declined 80% of the crimes committed during those riots."Turner then told Fox News that instead of working with police to help quell the riots, elected leaders "actually encouraged and enabled some of the violence that was going on during those 150-plus nights.""The residents and the business owners of the city of Portland have a hopeless feeling right now with what's gone on," he said, adding that the Portland Police Bureau is "woefully understaffed" and has been "defunded."During another interview with NBC Nightly News following the riot squad's resignations, Turner explained that Portland police morale "is as bad as it's ever been." Portland Police union head Daryl Turner is interviewed following the resignation of Portland’s entire riot-response… https://t.co/uHjimTdS5O— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) 1624322365.0 "We're dealing with rioting at a level, and a sustained violence, that we've never seen before. We're looking at violence in our city, gun violence in our city, like we've never seen before. We're looking at the most catastrophic staffing levels we've ever seen before. We're looking at budget cuts to defund us like we've never seen before," Turner said. "All those things play into the morale of a police officer. Coming to work every day, trying to do your job, trying to do it right with all these roadblocks in the way," he added.
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Georgia Conducting Secret 2020 Ballot Review—Keeping Plaintiffs in the DarkAfter several Fulton County, Georgia., poll monitors testified last year that boxes of mail-in ballots for Joe Biden looked liked they’d been run through a photocopy machine, state investigators quietly broke the seal on one suspicious box and inspected the hundreds of votes it contained for signs of fraud, RealClearInvestigations (RCI) has learned exclusively. At […]
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Missouri Grocer Combating Inflation as the Nation Buckles DownPrices have risen five percent in the past year, an increase that the U.S. hasn’t experienced since the 2008 recession. Many business owners are adjusting costs, but one local Missouri open-air market has a different strategy. The Epoch Times spoke with Mike Orlando, owner of Anthony’s Produce in St. Peters, Missouri, about the current economic […]
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CROWDER: H3H3 REKTS himself...then BRAGS about it Crowder gives details about his "debate" with Ethan Klein (H3H3) and says it is going to be a surprise for some folks. If that's not enough, Donald Trump Jr. joins the to review Biden's "little tea party" with Putin. Crowder is live now... Want more from Steven Crowder?To enjoy more of Steven's uncensored late-night comedy that's actually funny, join Mug Club — the only place for all of Crowder uncensored and on demand.
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VIDEO: Juneteenth revelers twerk, pose on top of ambulance coming to help at deadly shooting scene Juneteenth revelers whooped it up Saturday in the wake of a deadly shooting at Lake Merritt in Oakland, California — a number of them taking it upon themselves to twerk up against an ambulance that came to help. Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @Anthea06274890 Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @Anthea06274890 Others climbed atop the ambulance's hood and twerked: Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @Anthea06274890 And one guy even ascended to the roof for his 15 seconds of social media fame: Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @Anthea06274890 And there was hooting, hollering, selfies, and smiles all around: Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @Anthea06274890 Here's the clip: Shooting at Oakland CA Juneteenth celebrations last night, leave 1 dead and 5 injured. This is how people reacted w… https://t.co/1dqWpqgRfC— Anthea (@Anthea06274890) 1624265385.0 The celebratory twerking also was seen on video in a KGO-TV report of the shooting: Image source: KGO-TV video screenshot But the report's voiceover merely noted that "police said first responders were delayed getting to the scene by massive crowds." What are the details about the shooting? Oakland police said the 6 p.m. shooting — which resulted in the death of a 22-year-old man and the wounding of seven others — was not random and is tied to San Francisco gangs, KGO reported. Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong said there were several shooters at the 2200 block of Lakeshore Avenue amid a crowd of 5,000, the station said, adding that the wounded victims were reported in stable condition. Two suspects running from the scene with guns were arrested, KGO said, but police later determined they weren't responsible for the shooting. The Daily Caller said Oakland police did not immediately respond when asked if they were aware of the twerking clip. Anything else? The deadly Oakland shooting was among a number of violent incidents that took place on Juneteenth — marking the end of slavery in America — which President Joe Biden made a federal holiday last week. The Daily Caller said an EMS worker in Raleigh, North Carolina, was shot while reportedly coming to the aid of a child in need of medical assistance. Also, a 19-year-old woman was shot and killed after police say she fired first at an officer during a parade in Flint, Michigan.
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California Plans to Pay Off All Unpaid Rent Racked Up During PandemicCalifornia authorities announced Monday the state plans to pay off 100 percent of unpaid rent accumulated during the pandemic, with the money to come from some $5.2 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funds. California Gov. Gavin Newsom wrote in a tweet Monday that, “California is planning rent forgiveness on a scale never seen before in the United […]
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