Thursday, August 26, 2021

U.S. officials provided Taliban with names of Americans, Afghan allies to evacuate - POLITICO

U.S. officials provided Taliban with names of Americans, Afghan allies to evacuate - POLITICO: U.S. officials in Kabul gave the Taliban a list of names of American citizens, green card holders and Afghan allies to grant entry into the militant-controlled outer perimeter of the city’s airport, a choice that's prompted outrage behind the scenes from lawmakers and military officials. The move, detailed to POLITICO by three U.S. and congressional officials, was designed to expedite the evacuation of tens of thousands of people from Afghanistan as chaos erupted in Afghanistan’s capital city last week after the Taliban seized control of the country. It also came as the Biden administration has been relying on the Taliban for security outside the airport.

Pentagon Confirms Explosion Outside Kabul Airport: Casualties Unclear

Pentagon Confirms Explosion Outside Kabul Airport: Casualties Unclear: Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby on Thursday morning confirmed two explosions in Kabul — one outside the Hamid Karzai International Airport and another near the Baron Hotel, with a “number” of U.S. and civilian casualties. “We can confirm an explosion outside Kabul airport. Casualties are unclear at this time. We will provide additional details when we can,” he posted on Twitter. We can confirm an explosion outside Kabul airport. Casualties are unclear at this time. We will provide additional details when we can. — John Kirby (@PentagonPresSec) August 26, 2021

Report: Ashli Babbitt Shooter on January 6 Identified

Report: Ashli Babbitt Shooter on January 6 Identified: Ashli Babbitt’s shooter on January 6 was identified on Thursday as “Lieutenant Michael Leroy Byrd,” Newsweek reported. Terry Roberts, an attorney who represents the victim’s family, revealed the name, suggesting that Byrd’s identity was covered up by the U.S. Capitol Police, congressional staffers, and federal investigations because “no one would divulge it.” “The U.S. Congress wants to protect this man. He’s got friends in high places and they want to protect him,” Roberts said. “And they’ve done a pretty good job of it. … I don’t think it’s a proud moment for the U.S. Capitol Police or the U.S. Congress.” “Byrd’s attorney, Mark Schamel, did not dispute the positive identification,” Newsweek reported. Roberts apparently publicized the name after Byrd was set to be interviewed by NBC’s Lester Holt in a recorded interview. ““Roberts told Zenger Wednesday night that the shooter was "Lieutenant Michael Leroy Byrd." Byrd's attorney, Mark Schamel, did not dispute the positive identification.” Same guy who left his loaded gun in a public restroom while kids were on a tour. https://t.co/OvrODOnVpb — John Cardillo (@johncardillo) August 26, 2021

Beware Democrats’ big tax-hike plans in infrastructure bill

Beware Democrats’ big tax-hike plans in infrastructure bill: House Democrats are now writing their version of the $3.5 trillion “human infrastructure” bill, detailing all the wish-list items they mean to ram through with zero Republican votes — including a host of economy-killing tax hikes. No matter that the Trump-era tax cuts were bringing the best working-class wage gains in years before COVID hit: Dems mean to reverse them all and then some. The Senate blueprint for the bill, for example, moves the corporate income-tax rate to 28 percent from the 21 percent level set by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. It also follows President Joe Biden’s call to double the federal capital-gains tax.

Biden's intelligence agencies bow to Beijing, claim no conclusion on COVID

Biden's intelligence agencies bow to Beijing, claim no conclusion on COVID: The US intelligence community has told President Joe Biden it couldn’t come to a clear conclusion on COVID’s origins — because China wouldn’t provide the needed information. No kidding. China has been covering up from the start of the pandemic that’s killed 4 million worldwide, which is just one of many clues that COVID likely leaked from a Wuhan lab. But Biden’s intel agencies don’t want to go there.

De Blasio's legacy: A mass exodus from NYC's public schools

De Blasio's legacy: A mass exodus from NYC's public schools: Mayor Bill de Blasio and his Department of Education are ignoring the growing exodus of students from the city’s most coveted public schools — surely because it’s a response to the DOE’s failures and de Blasio’s war on excellence. Notably, PS 118 Maurice Sendak in Park Slope has seen its student roster lose 120 kids since the start of the pandemic. Its dismayed principal, Elizabeth Garraway, just emailed parents that the resulting budget crunch forced her to slash four teaching positions — while four others left for better opportunities. Sadly, that’s likely to send even more families fleeing.

NYC 17-year-old charged with murder at sweet sixteen party shooting

NYC 17-year-old charged with murder at sweet sixteen party shooting: A 17-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder over a shooting last year at a Brooklyn Sweet 16 party that left a woman dead and six other people wounded, police said. The unidentified minor was allegedly among multiple gunmen who opened fire during the celebration inside a building on Albany Avenue near Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant last November, according to cops. Dayjionna Long, a 20-year-old visiting from Virginia, was fatally shot in the hail of gunfire. Six other victims, ranging in age from 14 to 19, were also struck by bullets.

Duo in Mercedes steals more than $4M in pricey duds in NYC

Duo in Mercedes steals more than $4M in pricey duds in NYC: A pair of thieves in a Mercedes-Benz swiped a Richard Mille watch and other pricey jewelry — worth more than $4 million in total — from people who had just left Manhattan hotspots, cops said Thursday. Cops are hunting for the duo in a pair of incidents earlier this month — the first on Aug. 14, when two men were robbed after they left TAO Downtown around 4:20 a.m. and walked to West 30th Street and Broadway. One of the alleged robbers displayed a black handgun as the suspects swiped multiple pieces of jewelry from the men, ages 47 and 27, cops said.

US service members killed, 3 injured in ISIS bombing outside Kabul airport

US service members killed, 3 injured in ISIS bombing outside Kabul airport: At least 10 US service members have been killed and another three injured in the two suicide bombing attacks outside Kabul airport Thursday, according to reports. Fox News reported the grim new body count, citing US officials. The increased tally came after the US ambassador in Kabul informed staff earlier there had been at least 4 US casualties. Pentagon press secretary John Kirby also confirmed US troops had been killed but did not confirm the number.

Gruesome videos emerge following Kabul airport bombings

Gruesome videos emerge following Kabul airport bombings: Gruesome videos showing scores of bloody, apparently lifeless bodies lining a drainage ditch surfaced on social media following Thursday’s twin bombings outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. Some of the people shown in the unconfirmed recordings were lying face-down in the filthy water, while others, who appeared seriously wounded, were sitting and seemed to be waiting for help. One man’s head lolled about as he was being pulled from the ditch, and it was unclear if he was dead or alive in the 52-second clip posted on Twitter by the Askava News Agency.

23 California students stuck in Afghanistan after summer trip

23 California students stuck in Afghanistan after summer trip: Nearly two dozen California students and parents are among the thousands currently stranded in Afghanistan after taking a summer trip to visit family. Twenty-three students from the Cajon Valley Union School District, just outside San Diego, are stuck in Kabul with their parents after traveling to the war-torn country, the LA Times reports.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Twin Brazilian sisters reportedly killed in livestreamed execution

Twin Brazilian sisters reportedly killed in livestreamed execution: Twin sisters in Brazil have reportedly been fatally shot in the back of their heads in a horrific gang-related double execution that was livestreamed on Instagram. The 18-year-olds — both mothers named locally as Am├ília and Amanda Alves — were forced to kneel before being killed because they knew too much about a drug deal, the Sun reported, citing local media. The shocking footage of the murders behind a complex in Pacajus in the northeast state of Ceara has been viewed thousands of times, according to Brazilian news outlets.

Man breaks into California home, rapes 8-year-old: cops

Man breaks into California home, rapes 8-year-old: cops: A man broke into a San Jose house and raped a child in an apparently random attack, authorities said. Dupree Kenneth Hornsby, 24, grabbed the 8-year-old girl while she played in the Damsen Drive house the morning of Aug. 6, officials said. Hornsby allegedly locked the door and sexually assaulted the girl, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release.

NYC man charged with helping transport Nicole Flanagan's body in barrel

NYC man charged with helping transport Nicole Flanagan's body in barrel: A Queens man has been arrested for his alleged role in helping transport the body of a hooker from New York City to New Jersey, where she was found stuffed in a barrel, officials announced Tuesday.

Aquellio Parker, 29, is accused of helping to move the remains of Nicole Flanagan, 44, to the residential neighborhood of Ridgefield Park, where her body was found on Aug. 13 inside a 55-gallon drum, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.

There was no sign of injury to Flanagan, of Queens, and authorities are still awaiting the results of toxicology tests.

Parker turned himself into the custody of the NYPD on Sunday, and is awaiting extradition back to New Jersey, officials said.

 

 

Hell on Rikers Island — but de Blasio doesn't care

Hell on Rikers Island — but de Blasio doesn't care: Hell has broken loose in city jails on Rikers Island as inmates run wild and guards fear for their lives. It’s another massive fail by Mayor Bill de Blasio and his team down at City Hall. Though the jail population is at an all-time low, conditions for both correction officers and inmates are worse than ever, with targeting by gang thugs. This month, an inmate attacked a correction officer, stole a set of keys, then freed a fellow gangbanger who joined him in beating and slashing a member of a rival gang in his cell. Just last week, hundreds of correction officers, captains and other staff protested the terrifying working conditions at Rikers. COVID and low morale have decimated their ranks. Guards are working triple and quadruple shifts.

Biden asks for ‘contingency plans’ to extend Afghanistan withdrawal in stunning reversal

Biden asks for ‘contingency plans’ to extend Afghanistan withdrawal in stunning reversal: President Joe Biden announced that he has asked defense officials to put together “contingency plans” for keeping American forces on the ground in Afghanistan beyond the end of this month — despite claiming earlier Tuesday that the White House would abide by the Taliban’s “red line” of a full withdrawal by Aug. 31. Biden said Tuesday that the completion of US forces’ evacuation operation at Kabul’s international airport by the end of this month “depends on the Taliban continuing to cooperate,” and confirmed that he had asked the Pentagon and the State Department for “contingency plans to adjust the timetable, should that become necessary.”

Retired SEAL's video on Afghanistan goes viral amid withdrawal

Retired SEAL's video on Afghanistan goes viral amid withdrawal: A retired Navy SEAL has gone viral after posting a video to Instagram in which he pretends to be the president of the United States giving a national address on the situation in Afghanistan — taking the blame for the chaos and “critical errors” made in the withdrawal process and offering his solution for how to extract stranded Americans. Jocko Willink uploaded the three and a half minute video to the social media site on Monday night with the caption, “If I were president, and I had put our country into the current situation in Afghanistan, I would tell America, our allies, our enemies, and the world, something like this…”

The Washington Post is so woke it just corrected a JOKE

The Washington Post is so woke it just corrected a JOKE: Earlier this month, Washington Post humor columnist Gene Weingarten wrote a column headlined, “You can’t make me eat these foods,” about his distaste for various cuisines, products, and spices — Old Bay, balsamic vinegar, anchovies, sweet pickles, and so on. (Listen, when you have weekly deadlines, you do what you must.) Weingarten wrote his column, as humorists often do, in a self-deprecating tone, casting himself as a troglodytic contrarian. One of the cuisines Weingarten mocked was Indian food — praising the subcontinent for its glorious contributions to the world but joking about his distaste for curry.

Cynthia Nixon trolls Andrew Cuomo for losing his Emmy

Cynthia Nixon trolls Andrew Cuomo for losing his Emmy: And the award for best put-down of a disgraced ex-governor by a former rival goes to… Former “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon danced on former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s political grave Tuesday, following the rescinding of the Emmy he was awarded last year for his daily coronavirus briefings.

Families blast Cuomo for granting clemency to 1981 cop killer

Families blast Cuomo for granting clemency to 1981 cop killer: Relatives of the two cops killed in the infamous 1981 Brinks armored car heist in Rockland County blasted former Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday for his last-minute decision to give one of the murderers a shot at parole. “I think it’s an atrocity,” said Mary Crowley, the sister of slain Nyack police Sgt. Edward O’Grady. “I think it was his final nod to how he feels about the people of New York.” Rockland County Commissioner of Human Rights Constance Frazier, a cousin of slain Nyack Police Officer Waverly “Chipper” Brown, also said, “My family is devastated.” “Chippy is never coming back. O’Grady is never coming back. [Slain Brinks guard Peter] Paige is never coming back,” she said.

Supreme Court upholds order keeping ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy in place

Supreme Court upholds order keeping ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy in place: The Supreme Court Tuesday declined the Biden administration’s request to block a lower court order keeping the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy for asylum-seekers in place. The unsigned order stated that the Biden White House failed to show that its move to end the program, which required asylum claimants to wait in Mexico until their case could be heard in a US immigration court, was not “arbitrary and capricious.” The court used similar rhetoric last year in rejecting the Trump administration’s attempt to end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Joe Biden groveling as Taliban calls the shots: Goodwin

Joe Biden groveling as Taliban calls the shots: Goodwin: Neville Chamberlain can rest easy. He is no longer the most shameful appeaser in modern history. Joe Biden is the new champion of cowards. Biden didn’t just blink in the face of terror. He is groveling before the Taliban, acknowledging their victory and laying the groundwork for their legitimacy as the rulers of Afghanistan. Who could imagine any American president allowing murderous thugs to set the terms of our military’s surrender? But that’s what has been happening and it crystalized Tuesday.

EXCLUSIVE: Washington public school forces unvaccinated student athletes to wear ankle monitors: parents | The Post Millennial

EXCLUSIVE: Washington public school forces unvaccinated student athletes to wear ankle monitors: parents | The Post Millennial: A 15-year-old girl was allegedly forced to wear an ankle tracking monitor for volleyball practice at Eatonville High School in Washington state as a condition of participating in team sports. This was required of both vaccinated and unvaccinated students.

LA Fire Captain refuses the Vaccine in epic speech… – CITIZEN FREE PRESS

LA Fire Captain refuses the Vaccine in epic speech… – CITIZEN FREE PRESS: Christian Granucci says his entire crew will abstain from the Vaccine He’s been placed under investigation for his videos

NYC Launches Plan to Pay Criminals for Good Behavior - The Tatum Report

NYC Launches Plan to Pay Criminals for Good Behavior - The Tatum Report: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced a new program that would offer cash incentives to young criminals for good behavior. According to a report by The Trace, the city’s months-long plan to try out the Advance Peace model is going to become a reality this month. Mayor de Blasio and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams first announced their intentions to pilot the program in March. The Advance Peace organization claims that “by working with and supporting a targeted group of individuals at the core of gun hostilities, Advance Peace bridges the gap between anti-violence programming and a hard-to-reach population at the center of violence in urban areas, thus breaking the cycle of gun hostilities and altering the trajectory of these men’s lives.”

California Man Found with More than 300 Recall Election Ballots, Drugs, and Weapons - The Tatum Report

California Man Found with More than 300 Recall Election Ballots, Drugs, and Weapons - The Tatum Report: Authorities in Torrance, California, found more than 300 unopened California recall election ballots, as well as a pistol and drugs, inside the vehicle of a suspect who was found passed out in a 7-Eleven parking lot. Investigators are now seeking to determine how and why the election ballots ended up in the suspect’s car. The unnamed suspect was arrested by Torrance Police just before 11 p.m. on August 16 and was released on his own recognizance. ABC 7 reports that the man was a felon, now being charged with multiple weapons, drug, and forgery charges.

San Diego PD Investigating Officer For Anti-Vax Forum Post - The Police Tribune

San Diego PD Investigating Officer For Anti-Vax Forum Post - The Police Tribune: San Diego, CA – San Diego police are investigating social media posts allegedly made by a member of its police force that encouraged fellow officers not to follow orders to get vaccinated or wear masks. The posts were made in an online forum for members of the San Diego Police Officers Association, KFMB reported. “Myself and another God fearing Patriot on this Department are building up a coalition of Cops who will stand up for our God given freedoms and are willing to risk it all,” the officer wrote, according to a screenshot provided by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) San Diego.

Portland police hands-off strategy during violent political clashes criticized by some, praised by mayor | Fox News

Portland police hands-off strategy during violent political clashes criticized by some, praised by mayor | Fox News: The decision by Portland police to use a hands-off strategy to opposing rallies drew criticism this week as violence between the two political groups ended with gunfire Sunday, according to a report. The far-right and far-left groups squared off with paintball guns, bats and chemical spray as they clashed in Northeast Portland – despite calls by officials and police to remain peaceful. "People were lighting fireworks and dispersing chemical spray, as well as firing what appeared to be paintball and/or airsoft guns," police said in a statement. "Some property destruction was observed."

You will never guess who's paying for American Nazi literature - American Thinker

You will never guess who's paying for American Nazi literature - American Thinker: Sean Davis's tweet was an eye-opener: "The FBI was using taxpayer money to secretly publish satanic, Neo-Nazi propaganda? Real shocker right there. The FBI is a corrupt, trash organization that is destroying America." And no, Davis wasn't having some sort of stress-induced breakdown. He was pointing to a series of tweets by Ali Winston, an investigative reporter, who was following a filing in the federal case against Kaleb Cole, an American neo-Nazi. These tweets say exactly what Sean Davis said.

Monday, August 23, 2021

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo abandons his dog as he leaves office - Washington Times

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo abandons his dog as he leaves office - Washington Times: Departing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo abandoned his dog on his way out the door. Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, left behind his dog, Captain, when he moved out of the governor’s mansion last weekend, the Times-Union of Albany reported. The governor, whose resignation takes effect at midnight on Monday, has been asking staffers if they’d like to take care of the dog. Mr. Cuomo adopted the husky-shepherd-malamute mix in 2018.

Video reportedly shows Taliban execute Afghan police chief

Video reportedly shows Taliban execute Afghan police chief: Disturbing footage has emerged of an Afghan police chief being executed by the Taliban — after he surrendered to the militants, according to reports. Former BBC journalist Nasrin Nawa posted the gruesome video which appears to show Haji Mullah Achakzai, head of the police in Badghis province near Herat. The man is seen in the clip blindfolded and kneeling before several bullets ring out and his lifeless body flops onto the ground.

UK Parliament Holds Biden in Contempt for Afghanistan Withdrawal

UK Parliament Holds Biden in Contempt for Afghanistan Withdrawal: The United Kingdom's Parliament on Wednesday held President Joe Biden in contempt for his withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, calling the move "catastrophic" and "shameful." Members of Parliament, including some who served alongside U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, accused Biden of "throwing us and everybody else to the fire" with his decision to withdraw. They also attacked Biden for his "shameful" criticism of the Afghan National Army and said it was "dishonourable" to blame Afghanistan's fighting force for the Taliban's takeover. "Those who have never fought for the colours they fly should be careful about criticising those who have," said Tom Tugendhat, a British Army veteran of the Afghanistan war and the Conservative chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee. Biden is one of only a few U.S. presidents who have not served in the military.

U.K., French, German Leaders Blast Biden Over Afghanistan: 'We Thought America Was Back'

U.K., French, German Leaders Blast Biden Over Afghanistan: 'We Thought America Was Back': European Union and U.K. leaders have voiced their criticism of how U.S. President Joe Biden handled America's withdrawal from Afghanistan, a stark difference from the praises they gave at the beginning of his presidency. "We lived a little bit the great illusion," said French Parliamentarian Nathalie Loiseau. "We thought America was back, while in fact, America withdraws." Loiseau, a former Europe minister for President Emmanuel Macron, was not the only one with harsh criticism. Bavaria Gov. Markus Soeder, a leading member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right Union bloc, called for accountability from the United States.

Houston shooting leaves off-duty New Orleans cop dead; manhunt on for 2 suspects | Fox News

Houston shooting leaves off-duty New Orleans cop dead; manhunt on for 2 suspects | Fox News: Police in Houston were searching Saturday night for two suspects who allegedly shot and killed an off-duty New Orleans police officer and wounded a second person in a brazen restaurant patio shooting. The suspects around 5 p.m. allegedly demanded that diners at Italian restaurant Grotto Ristorante in the trendy Galleria shopping center surrender their belongings at gunpoint, FOX 26 in Houston reported. Even though the diners reportedly gave the suspects their money, one of the suspects allegedly started firing, hitting the victims. The off-duty officer was pronounced dead and the second victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition, KHOU-TV of Houston reported.

Suspect's Family Sues Cop For Millions After Fatal Shooting, Jury Gives Them Nothing - The Police Tribune

Suspect's Family Sues Cop For Millions After Fatal Shooting, Jury Gives Them Nothing - The Police Tribune: An Arkansas jury on Monday found that Little Rock Police Officer Dennis Hutchins did not use excessive force when he fatally shot 46-year-old Roy Lee Richards Jr. in 2016. The ruling dashed Richards’ family’s hopes they would be awarded millions of dollars for the death of the armed man. The incident occurred at 12:40 a.m. on Oct. 25, 2016 when Little Rock police responded to a call for a fight between Richards and his uncle, Darrell Underwood, in the 500-block of East Eighth Street, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

Biden's America: 70 Percent of Voters Think Crime Is 'Out of Control'

Biden's America: 70 Percent of Voters Think Crime Is 'Out of Control': In President Joe Biden’s America, murders have risen 16 percent in big cities this year. Much to the chagrin of Democrats, some of whom a year ago were chanting with rioters to “defund the police,” U.S. voters are noticing. According to a Rasmussen poll released on Tuesday in partnership with the National Police Association (NPA), 70 percent of U.S. voters believe crime is “out of control.” Only 22 percent disagree. Ninety percent of voters are “concerned about the recent increase in violent crime,” including 64 percent who are “very concerned.” Only 10 percent are indifferent to skyrocketing crime rates. A majority of those polled believe poor policy has to do with this year’s increase in violent crimes, including the elimination of cash bail requirements in some jurisdictions. Seventy-three percent of voters say letting accused violent criminals out of jail without bail while they wait for trial increases violent crime. Fourteen percent disagree, and 13 percent are not sure. “Illinois this year became the first state to eliminate cash bail. Chicago’s police superintendent last week said it was an “outrage” that a federal judge released the man accused of supplying the gun used to murder Chicago Police Officer Ella French,” according to the poll report.

Man Arrested with a Firearm, Drugs and Thousands of Ballots For the California Recall Election | DJHJ Media

Man Arrested with a Firearm, Drugs and Thousands of Ballots For the California Recall Election | DJHJ Media: The police in Torrance, California answered a call about a man who was asleep in a 7/11 parking lot. After the man did not respond to the police, his vehicle and they found a gun, Xanax, Meth, and thousands of ballots. Sounds like this fellow took advantage of a Hunter Biden quid pro quo. This was first reported at IENewswire: ELECTION FRAUD IN THE CA RECALL ELECTION ??? Torrance police responded to a male subject passed out in a vehicle in the 7-11 parking lot, along with discovering he was a felon, the vehicle had possibly Thousand’s of ballots in the recall election Torrance Police Dept. Sgt. Mark Ponegalek told IENewswire! The investigation is ongoing as to why the felon had the ballots & other agencies have contacted Torrance Police about the ballots Ponegalek said. In a press release, The suspect was arrested for numerous weapons, narcotics & forgery charges. We will follow up with any updates when we get them !!! Roy

NY state trooper dies Sunday on Great Sacandaga Lake

NY state trooper dies Sunday on Great Sacandaga Lake: The New York State Police confirmed the death of a trooper who was working on the Great Sacandaga Lake on Sunday. A statement from the department says the trooper was part of a marine detail. No information where on the upstate lake the incident took place or the circumstances of the death. The circumstances of the death are currently under investigation, according to police. The statement says that information will be released as it becomes available. The identity of the trooper is being withheld pending notification of family.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Rescue dogs shot dead by NSW council due to COVID-19 restrictions

Rescue dogs shot dead by NSW council due to COVID-19 restrictions: Several impounded dogs due to be rescued by a shelter have instead been shot dead by a rural council in NSW under its interpretation of COVID-19 restrictions, alarming animal activists and prompting a government probe. Bourke Shire Council, in the state’s north-west, killed the dogs to prevent volunteers at a Cobar-based animal shelter from travelling to pick up the animals last week, according to council’s watchdog, the Office of Local Government.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Father of badly wounded Chicago cop rips Mayor Lightfoot: She 'compromised' his safety | Fox News

Father of badly wounded Chicago cop rips Mayor Lightfoot: She 'compromised' his safety | Fox News: The father of a Chicago police officer seriously injured in a shootout earlier this month that killed Officer Ella French slammed Mayor Lori Lightfoot Friday for policies he says have endangered law enforcement. Carlos Yanez Sr., a retired police officer from the city, told "Fox & Friends" his son Carlos Yanez Jr. would complain about catching the same offender with a gun twice in one week, unable to understand how the suspect could have been released. "My son had made it clear to me and other officers that over the past few months, how they were being diminished in their ability to do their jobs," Yanez Sr. said. "Not only effectively to perform it in matters of regular procedures, but compromising their safety."

Memorial For Fallen Officer Ella French Vandalized – CBS Chicago

Memorial For Fallen Officer Ella French Vandalized – CBS Chicago: Video has surfaced on social media showing someone vandalizing a memorial to fallen Chicago Police Officer Ella French, who was shot and killed during a traffic stop in West Englewood on Aug. 7. Videos on Twitter, which were posted to a page that has since been deleted, show someone attempting to knock over a memorial inside the Thompson Center with a “Back The Blue” wreath and photo of French.

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Justice Department Moves to Dismiss Bowe Bergdahl’s Case to Overturn His Conviction | Military.com

Justice Department Moves to Dismiss Bowe Bergdahl’s Case to Overturn His Conviction | Military.com: The U.S. government has filed a motion to dismiss Bowe Bergdahl's petition to have his military conviction and sentence overturned. Attorneys with the Justice Department's civil division filed a motion Aug. 2 asking U.S. District Court Senior Judge Reggie Walton to throw out the case of the former Army sergeant, who pleaded guilty in 2017 to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy after leaving his post in Afghanistan in June 2009.

Former Oklahoma police chief arrested on felony charge | KFOR.com Oklahoma City

Former Oklahoma police chief arrested on felony charge | KFOR.com Oklahoma City: The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation arrested the former Beaver Police Chief Justin Lee Earls on one count of harboring a fugitive. Investigators say Earls was the chief of police at the Beaver Police Department when he helped a suspect with fleeing the jurisdiction to avoid arrest on a felony arrest warrant. An arrest warrant was issued for Earls and he was arrested in Texas County.

Woman Who Drove SUV Into 2 Children Due to Their Race Given 25 Years By Federal Judge

Woman Who Drove SUV Into 2 Children Due to Their Race Given 25 Years By Federal Judge: A white Iowa woman who said she drove her SUV into two children in 2019 to try to kill them because of their race was sentenced to 25 years in prison by a federal judge on hate crimes charges, the Associated Press reported. Nicole Poole Franklin had already been sentenced to up to 25 years, including a mandatory minimum of 17 1/2, on state attempted murder charges. U.S. District Judge Stephanie Rose sentenced Poole Franklin to 304 months in prison, or 25 years and four months, during the separate federal trial. Prosecutors said Poole Franklin targeted a 12-year-old Black boy and a 14-year-old Latina girl on December 9, 2019, in Des Moines due to their race. Poole Franklin pleaded guilty to two federal hate crime charges in May.

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Crooks break down home's front door in dead of night. But homeowner has a motion sensor — and a gun — just waiting for them. - TheBlaze

Crooks break down home's front door in dead of night. But homeowner has a motion sensor — and a gun — just waiting for them. - TheBlaze: A quartet of criminals probably figured they'd pull off their heist rather easily, given they gathered in the dead of night — around 3:40 a.m. — last Thursday on the front porch of a Phoenix home near 36th Avenue and Pinnacle Peak Road. The crooks had their masks on. Nobody else was around. One pair stood by the door; the other two were a few feet behind and at the ready.

Judge rejects charges for Hawaii officers in teen's killing

Judge rejects charges for Hawaii officers in teen's killing: A Hawaii judge on Wednesday rejected murder and attempted murder charges against three Honolulu police officers in the fatal shooting of a teenager, preventing the case from going to trial. District Court Judge William Domingo, in a ruling from the bench, said there was no probable cause that the officers committed the crimes they were accused of. He noted the teenager, 16-year-old Iremamber Sykap, led the officers on a high-speed chase immediately before the April 5 shooting, refusing commands to stop. He said the incident only ended after Sykap was shot and the car fell into a canal.

Homeowner shot defending home from perceived intruder. Reported suspect was wife's lover who had been secretly living in the house for a year. - TheBlaze

Homeowner shot defending home from perceived intruder. Reported suspect was wife's lover who had been secretly living in the house for a year. - TheBlaze: A homeowner in Alabama was shot recently while defending his home against someone he thought to be an intruder — only it turned out the alleged assailant was his wife's boyfriend, who had been secretly living inside his home for more than a year, according to police. The bizarre story unfolding in Creola, Alabama, has stunned neighbors and baffled investigators, who now suggest the attack may have been part of a murder-for-hire plot.