Feb 23, 2021
New Top Editor Named at Louisville Courier Journal
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Mary Irby-Jones, the top editor for the Clarion Ledger and Hattiesburg American in Mississippi, has been named executive editor at the Courier Journal in Louisville.
Irby-Jones will join the Louisville newspaper March 12. She has worked in journalism for more than 30 years, and became editor of the Clarion Ledger in January 2020.
“This is a bittersweet moment for me,” Irby-Jones told the Clarion Ledger. “I love my home state, and the Clarion Ledger. I’m proud of the work we’ve done here in Mississippi and I look forward to continuing to do great work in Louisville.”
Both newspapers are part of the USA TODAY Network, owned by Gannett.
Irby-Jones replaces Rick Green, who took a buyout offered by the company in the fall. The newspaper won a 2020 Pulitzer Prize during Green's tenure.
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‘Three Percenters’ militia named in plot to storm Capitol & remove Dems TOMORROW as QAnon thinks Trump will claim power
THE ‘Three Percenters’ militia group has reportedly been named in a plot to storm the Capitol on Thursday - when QAnon fans think Donald Trump will be reinstated as president.
US Capitol Police officers received an intelligence bulletin on Tuesday that named the Three Percenters as the group planning the breach, two sources told FOX 5.6The Three Percenters militia reportedly were named as a group planning a Capitol breach on March 4Credit: Reuters 6US Capitol Police are taking 'immediate steps' to enhance their security postureCredit: EPA
Joint FBI and Department of Homeland Security intel bulletin also warned the extremists have "discussed plans to take control of the US Capitol and remove democratic lawmakers on or about 4 March."
Members of the far-right Three Percenters militia were accused in the deadly January 6 Capitol riot which occurred after Trump called on his supporters to fight the election results.
Three Percenters belong to a militia movement that believe a small number of dedicated “patriots” are protecting Americans from government tyranny.
The group's name comes from the false claim that only three per cent of American colonists were actively engaged in battle against British forces at any given time during the American Revolution.
The Capitol Police sources said that their days off and vacations were canceled in light of the new threat.
On Tuesday, Capitol Police tweeted that it is “aware of concerning information and intelligence pertaining to March 4th” and continued to work with law enforcement partners.6QAnon fans believe President Donald Trump will regain power on March 4Credit: Getty Images - Getty 6QAnon fans think Donald Trump will carry on his war against the 'deep state' on March 4Credit: Reuters
The department stated that it “has taken immediate steps to enhance our security posture and staffing for a number of days, to include March 4th.”
An email from Timothy Blodgett, Acting Sergeant at Arms, to Congress on Wednesday confirmed that police "received new and concerning information and intelligence" saying there is interest in the Capitol for March 4 to 6 "by a militia group."
March 4, which was the original inauguration day for presidents, is when QAnon fans think Trump will rally and be sworn in as the nation’s leader once again.
Followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory believe that Trump has been fighting off a cabal of child-eating Satanic pedophiles.
They believe that Trump will carry on his war against the “deep state” on March 4.6Members of the Three Percenters militia were accused in the Capitol riotCredit: Reuters
The idea is rooted in the “sovereign citizen” movement - which claims that a law was secretly passed in 1871 that turned the US into a corporation.
QAnon believers think that Trump will become the 19th president of the original republic instead of the corporation they claim the 1871 law created.
Trump International Hotel Washington DC reportedly hiked up its rates for March 4, which QAnon fans could view as the former president supporting their narrative for the day, according to Soufan Center senior fellow Jason Blazakis.6QAnon fans believe Trump will become the 19th president of the original republicCredit: AP:Associated Press
“They absolutely try to interpret the words and actions of President Trump very carefully,” he said.
Acting House Sergeant at Arms Timothy Blodgett stated in a memo obtained by Fox News on Tuesday that the threat for March 4 was diminished.
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QAnon follower "Ken" said “Trump is still in charge of the Military” and that “Trump will be inaugurated again on March 20,” according to Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel.
A Pentagon official said that US Capitol Police requested that 4,900 National Guard troops stay stationed in Washington, D.C, through March 12.
Another date that has been floated for a possible storming of the Capitol is April 15, which is Tax Day.Marjorie Taylor Greene shares video of wall erected around the Capitol and says ‘too bad they don’t think you are deserving of a wall to protect you’