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    DOVER, Del. (AP) — The president of Delaware State University is asking students to “be accountable” in the wake of a the shooting death of a student at a large party in Dover. The News Journal reported Thursday that school president Tony Allen called Devin Wright’s slaying a “senseless loss” and a “heinous crime.” Allen also reminded students to “not only be careful, but to also be accountable.” “In addition to our COVID-19 policy, which prohibits large gatherings on campus, the Governor has issued several emergency declarations that effectively make such gatherings illegal and subject to criminal penalty,” Allen wrote in a statement. “It is important that you remember that our actions have consequences.” A party was attended by “mostly” Delaware State University students, police said. It began jovially and ended in tragedy when a shootout between several people killed Wright and injured another man. University spokesman Carlos Holmes said...
    A majority of those attending President Trump’s rally in Duluth, Minnesota, were not Republicans, and over 17 percent of those in attendance did not vote in the last presidential election cycle, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced on Thursday, citing data gleaned from the event. “Our data from the Duluth Rally shows @realDonaldTrump is still bringing in tons of new voters,” she said, listing the statistics: 60% of attendees were NOT Republican 20.9% were Democrat 17.2% did not vote in 2016 8.4% have not voted in last 4 elections “Thank you, Minnesota!” she added: Our data from the Duluth Rally shows @realDonaldTrump is still bringing in tons of new voters: 60% of attendees were NOT Republican 20.9% were Democrat 17.2% did not vote in 2016 8.4% have not voted in last 4 elections Thank you, Minnesota! — Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 1, 2020 Trump is making a play for...
    During a campaign rally Duluth, Minnesota on Wednesday evening, President Donald Trump declared victory over Democrat Joe Biden after their first debate, Fox News reported. “I really enjoyed last night’s debate with Sleepy Joe… the verdict is in and they say that we, all of us, won big last night,” Trump told a crowd of supporters. “Last night, I did what the corrupt media has refused to do,” he continued. “I held Joe Biden accountable for his 47 years of lies, 47 years of betrayal, and 47 years of failure.” Those who watched the debate seem to disagree with Trump’s assessment. According to a poll from CBS, 48 percent of viewers declared Biden the winner, while 41 percent believed Trump won. In a similar CNN poll, 60 percent said that Biden did a better job. The event was widely lambasted as chaotic, with pundits and commentators suggesting that Trump’s constant...
    This article was produced by ProPublica. It was caught on tape. A Seattle police officer lunged into the backseat of a patrol car. The Black woman detained inside had been combative, but she already had her hands cuffed behind her back. Still the cop punched her in the face, breaking an orbital bone. The Seattle Police Department moved to fire the officer for excessive force, but in November 2018, the cop’s union lawyer was able to convince an arbitrator to overturn the termination. The implications of the incident went beyond the officer. The entire Seattle Police Department was under an agreement reached with the Obama administration Department of Justice because its officers had a pattern of abuse similar to the incident in the patrol car. That agreement, known as a consent decree, forced the department under tight federal oversight until it reformed itself. The Seattle police had already made a string of...
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish Prime Minister Masrour Barzani condemned Wednesday's rocket attack in Erbil and called on Iraq's federal prime minister to hold those responsible accountable. "I strongly condemn tonight's rocket attack in Erbil. The KRG will not tolerate any attempt to undermine Kurdistan's stability and our response will be robust," Barzani, who leads the Kurdistan Regional Government, said in a Tweet "I have spoken to PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi on the importance of holding the perpetrators accountable," he said. (Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Leslie Adler) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    Kentucky AG seeks one week delay in release of Breonna Taylor grand jury recordings These Two Beloved Pizza Chains Are Close To Bankruptcy After the Black Squares: How Black Led Fashion Organizations are Holding the Industry Accountable © Design by Ingrid Frahm In the wake of the BLM movement, four fashion initiatives have sprung up to change a system that has for too long discriminated against people of color. June 2 is a day that will live in Instagram history (or maybe infamy). Black tiles flooded Instagram feeds as part of #BlackoutTuesday, a social campaign to raise awareness for the Black Lives Matter movement. George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, had been killed by Minneapolis police just a week earlier, sparking protests across the nation and demands for change. Calls for an end to systemic racism, police brutality, and white supremacy were loud and righteous. So #BlackoutTuesday, a hashtag...
    Close the camps now California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed into law a first-in-the-nation piece of legislation that’s being celebrated by immigrant rights advocates as a huge step in holding private prison profiteers, including companies that jail thousands of immigrants for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), more directly accountable for abuses on their watch. “Assembly Bill 3228 allows people to sue private detention facility operators for failing to comply with the standards of care outlined in the facility’s contract,” the Los Angeles Times reports. While detained and formerly detained people and their families have launched countless lawsuits against the federal government over abuses committed against them while in immigration custody, it’s more difficult to do the same when it comes to private prison profiteers, which “operate under a subpar inspection and compliance scheme,” Human Rights Watch said in supporting Democratic Assembly member Rob Bonta’s legislation. “Immigrant detainees currently can sue the federal government for damages over civil...
    Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett said Friday he didn’t understand how none of the officers in the Breonna Taylor case was held responsible for her death. Garrett made his comments to reporters during his media availability. NFL, NBA, WNBA PLAYERS SHOULD STEER ATHLETES AWAY FROM LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY AMID BREONNA TAYLOR CASE, REV. JESSE JACKSON SAYS “I believe the decision is not right. I think all three of the officers should have been held accountable for their actions. I do not think their actions, the way they chose to go about things, and the result of her losing her life, I do not see how they can come off or at least two of them come off scot free and not be judged or held accountable for the death of someone who was, in my in eyes, innocent of any wrongdoing in that time,” Garrett said. “Anybody barging through someone’s...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The sight of anti-Semitic messages graffitied onto a parked moving fan in the East Village on Friday morning had one local lawmaker infuriated. State Senator Brad Hoylman took to Twitter on Sept. 25 and displayed a photograph of Nazi messages scrawled onto the side of a Katz Moving van along First Avenue between East Second and Third Streets. Multiple swastikas had been painted onto the van along with the numbers 1488, a common code for white supremacist and Nazi messages. Hoylman said he reported the vandalism to the 9th Precinct as well as the Anti-Defamation League. On Friday afternoon, however, an NYPD spokesperson did not have information immediately available about the complaint. An incensed Hoylman railed against the bigotry on display as “sickening.” “The perpetrators must be found and held accountable,”...
    The failure to indict any officers for the killing of Breonna Taylor illustrates the systemic racism embedded in American society, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees in a recent staff meeting.  Zuckerberg weighed in on the case Thursday and said he understands that some employees are having "a really hard time" processing the ruling. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced Wednesday that no officers were charged for their role in Taylor's death on March 13. Former officer Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of "wanton endangerment," while two other officers involved were not indicted. "I know that this is a really hard for a lot of people in our community here. But you know the idea that someone can be killed, murdered and no one in the system is held accountable for it," Zuckerberg told employees in a call, according to a Buzzfeed reporter who tweeted a transcript of the executive's...
    ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — The Breonna Taylor case has galvanized people across the nation who are calling for equal protection for all. Maryland was no different. That’s why artists painted a 7,000-square-foot mural in Annapolis to call for justice. “I’m hurting. It’s been a lot to process,” said Comacell Brown Jr., a teaching artist with Future History Now. So when Brown heard none of the three officers would be charged in Taylor’s death, but only one would be charged with wanton endangerment, this is what he said: “The fact that she was an EMT worker and on a positive route,” he said, “I think the cops should be held accountable for it. So I’m hurt. I just really hope that everybody in the community continues to fight and we don’t give up here.” Artists who worked on the mural said they thought Breonna Taylor’s story would bring change, and some continue...
    The announcement on Wednesday, after more than six months, that only one of the three officers involved in the shooting death of 25-year-old EMT Breonna Taylor would receive a charge was disappointing. When it became clear that not only was that charge minimal (endangerment), but that it did not relate to the actual killing of Ms. Taylor but the fact that one officer shot so wildly that his bullets missed Taylor and hit other apartments, depression and anger set in. Within moments of the announcement, protesters began marching. Very organized, and very peacefully, people went to the streets. The reaction to hearing that the one officer charged with a sideshow prosecution was being bonded out for far less than protesters are, let alone someone involved in the shooting death of an innocent citizen, was captured here. xHere’s how the crowd reacted after hearing these are the only charges brought today + the bond amount....
    WHITE HOUSE - U.S. President Donald Trump called on the United Nations to “hold China accountable for their actions” in a speech to the world body’s General Assembly Tuesday. In a pre-recorded speech from the White House, Trump blamed the Chinese government for the global spread of COVID-19, which has now infected 31 million people worldwide and killed more than 965,000.  “In the earliest days of the virus, China locked down travel domestically, while allowing flights to leave China and infect the world,” Trump said in his address. “The Chinese government, and the World Health Organization — which is virtually controlled by China — falsely declared that there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission.”   Sorry, but your browser cannot support embedded video of this type, you can download this video to view it offline. Download File 360p | 18 MB 480p | 25 MB 540p | 26 MB 1080p | 80 MB Original | 112 MB Embed Copy Download Audio China...
    VIDEO7:0007:00Pres. Trump calls on world to 'hold China accountable' for Covid-19 pandemic during U.N. addressNews Videos NEW YORK — President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on world leaders at the United Nations to "hold China accountable" for the coronavirus pandemic. Trump, a frequent critic of the U.N., slammed the Chinese government and the World Health Organization for the deadly virus and the social and economic fallout from the health crisis. "The Chinese government and the World Health Organization, which is virtually controlled by China, falsely declared that there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission. Later, they falsely said people without symptoms would not spread the disease," Trump said in a recorded speech from the White House. The WHO is a United Nations agency. "The United Nations must hold China accountable for their actions," he added. The virus originated in China. Trump also said that the U.S. had three potential coronavirus...
    President Donald Trump on Tuesday berated China in his speech to the United Nations General Assembly, specifically in reaction to the coronavirus pandemic. “We must hold accountable the nation which unleashed this plague unto the world,” Trump said. “China.” The president’s speech was delivered via video for the U.N. General assembly, reduced to a series of virtual speeches from world leaders because of the pandemic. Trump pointedly referred to the coronavirus as the “China virus,” and listed many of China’s failures to contain the disease. He also noted China’s hypocrisy after they condemned his travel ban to people from China while its government itself banned travel domestically and locked people in their homes. “In the earliest days of the virus, China locked down travel domestically while allowing flights to leave China and infect the world,” Trump said. Trump noted that the Chinese government and the World Health Organization (WHO) worked...
    White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany is set to hold her next press briefing at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday. On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump called on the United Nations to “hold China accountable” for the coronavirus and polluting the oceans in a taped speech. “China condemned my travel ban on their country even as they canceled domestic flights and locked citizens in their homes,” he declared. “The Chinese government and the World Health Organization, which is virtually controlled by China, falsely declared that there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission. Later they falsely said people without symptoms would not spread the disease.” “The United Nations must hold China accountable for their actions,” Trump continued. The press corps is likely to ask about the Supreme Court vacancy created by the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Trump has said he will announce his nominee on Saturday. Watch...
    President Donald Trump told the United Nations General Assembly that it “must hold China accountable” for the coronavirus Tuesday. Trump spoke about COVID-19 in a pre-recorded speech to the UN General Assembly, blasting China and defending his own record on responding to the pandemic, The New York Times reported. The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. is nearly 200,000, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracker. “As we pursue this bright future, we must hold accountable the nation which unleashed this plague onto the world – China,” Trump said, continuing on to slam how the country handled the early days of the virus’ outbreak. “The United Nations must hold China accountable for their actions,” Trump said, adding that the country has “waged a fierce battle against the invisible enemy – the China virus.” WATCH: Chinese leader Xi Jinping also had a pre-recorded speech where he blasted...
    President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on the United Nations to hold China accountable for Covid-19, persecuting ethnic minorities, and polluting the world’s oceans. In a taped speech to the U.N., Trump noted, “China locked down travel domestically while allowing flights to leave China and infect the world.” “China condemned my travel ban on their country even as they canceled domestic flights and locked citizens in their homes,” he declared. “The Chinese government and the World Health Organization, which is virtually controlled by China, falsely declared that there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission. Later they falsely said people without symptoms would not spread the disease.” “The United Nations must hold China accountable for their actions,” Trump said. “In addition, every year China dumps millions and millions of tons of plastic and trash into the oceans, over fishes other country’s waters, destroys vast swaths of coral reef, and emits...
    President Trump launched a scathing broadside against China and its handling of the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday during an address to the United Nations General Assembly. “We must hold accountable the nation which unleashed this plague onto the world, China,” the president said in a pre-recorded speech to the virtual global gathering. “In the earliest days of the virus, China locked down travel domestically, while allowing flights to leave China, and in fact the world. China condemned my travel ban on their country, even as they canceled domestic flights and locked citizens in their homes,” he continued. He went on to call out the World Health Organization, claiming it is “virtually controlled” by the Chinese Communist Party and said the agency falsely said there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission of the disease. “Later they falsely said people without symptoms would not spread the disease,” he said. Filed under china , ...
    PRESIDENT Trump said that China must be held "accountable" for the spread of the coronavirus and slammed the World Health Organization during a speech for the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday. Trump said the nation unleashed the virus upon the rest of the world by shutting down travel domestically, but allowing flights to leave the country. "The Chinese government, and the World Health Organization, which is virtually controlled by China, falsely declared that there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission," he said. "Later, they falsely said people without symptoms would not spread the disease." Most read in NewsWarningGUNNED DOWNCops release grim footage showing officer shoot autistic boy, 13, ELEVEN timesRAPE HELLSchoolgirl, 16, ‘gang-raped, killed and dumped to slowly die on building site’PEDO'S PASSENGERSEVERYONE on Epstein flight logs 'to be named "sparking panic" among pals''ON THE ATTACK'China 'bombs American base on Guam' in provocative simulated attack video'HOPE, FREEDOM AND SAFETY'...
    President Trump on Tuesday told the United Nations that it must hold China accountable for its failure to contain the coronavirus in the early days of the pandemic -- and declared the World Health Organization "controlled" by Beijing. “The United Nations must hold China accountable for their actions,” Trump told the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, separately calling the virus "The China Virus." The administration has long blamed Beijing for its botched handling of the virus, which originated in Wuhan, China, and has called on the international community to join in its own efforts to investigate China’s actions. “In the earliest days of the virus, China locked down travel domestically while allowing flights to leave China and infect the world,” Trump said, noting also its opposition to his own travel restrictions he placed on China. The World Health Organization, from which the U.S. has begun withdrawing, was also under fire from the...
    President Trump promised to hold China accountable for its failure to contain the novel coronavirus, setting off a chain of events that created a pandemic, in a confrontational speech to the United Nations General Assembly. Like other world leaders he did not appear in person, but recorded his address a day earlier at the White House. Even without an audience, he struck a belligerent tone as he lay out an America First vision all underwritten by Washington’s military might. His speech contained a list of accusations against Beijing, from allowing travelers to spread what he called the “China virus” around the world to polluting the oceans. “The Chinese government, and the World Health Organization – which is virtually controlled by China – falsely declared that there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission," he said, calling on the UN to hold Beijing to account. “Later, they falsely said people without symptoms...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, in excerpts of a speech he is to deliver on Tuesday morning to the United Nations General Assembly, will say the UN "must hold China accountable for their actions" related to the coronavirus pandemic. "The Chinese government, and the World Health Organization – which is virtually controlled by China – falsely declared that there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission," Trump will say. "Later, they falsely said people without symptoms would not spread the disease...The United Nations must hold China accountable for their actions," he will say. (Reporting By Steve Holland; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    On Saturday, American officials announced that a full range of United Nations sanctions have returned on Iran, including a permanent extension of the arms embargo. Some observers debate the efficacy of these measures, particularly as European powers have signaled that they will not enforce them. But the efficacy argument is secondary to a much more significant dimension of Washington’s resolve — holding Tehran accountable for its current and future transgressions. It is remarkable that even during one of the most divisive election years in US history, this strategic principle has found vocal adherents on both sides of the aisle. For example, House Representative Brad Schneider, a Democrat from Illinois, has said, “We must always play a leadership role in holding the Iranian regime accountable for its misdeeds abroad and against their own people.” Similarly, Republican Senator Martha McSally has said, “The U.S. and the international community must continue to hold...
    Regina King made a statement on Sunday when she took home an Emmy Award for “Watchmen,” her fourth win in the past six years, and wore a shirt donning Breonna Taylor’s face while giving her acceptance speech. “The cops still haven't been held accountable,” King, 49, said about her decision to wear the black shirt that reads “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor” on the rear. “She represents just decades, hundreds of years of just violence against Black bodies, Breonna Taylor does,” King told reporters in the virtual press room after her win for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie. She continued: “And the show, I feel like if this was a perfect... wearing Breonna's likeness, representing her and her family in the things that the stories that we were exploring, that we were presenting, that we were holding a mirror up to in 'Watchmen' – it...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As the sun set Friday night, a group of students gathered in front of Coffman Memorial Union to be heard. They want to be directly involved in campus police accountability. “We’re calling for a critical look at the UMPD, but we’re also calling for students control. We’re not just calling for accountability; we’re actually looking for change,” said Nadia Shaarawi, a senior at the U of M and a member of an action based, social justice group on campus called Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Back in May, University President Joan Gabel announced that the university is cutting ties with the Minneapolis Police Department, who are used for large events and football games on campus. Then last month, President Gabel announced an external review of the University Of Minnesota Police Department (UMPD). It will be conducted by a man named Dr. Cedric Alexander, a former police...
    (CNN)While I was hiking recently with my family, a woman came toward us from the other direction, wearing a standard face mask. As we neared, she jumped to the edge of the trail and then pointed at us. Firmly, but not rudely, she asked us to keep our distance while we passed.We weren't wearing masks. No one — at least who we saw — in the park was wearing a mask, except her. Being outside and occasionally passing strangers is a very low-risk activity (though not imaginary) for Covid-19 exposure, so we didn't cover our hot and sweaty faces with masks.Paul Rudd, certified young person, wants you to wear a mask We were not being careless, and in Georgia, where we live, wearing masks isn't required while exercising outdoors. But ethically speaking, the masked hiker was right. And in that moment when we drew closer, it took courage for her...
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government announced Friday it is holding Syria responsible under international law for “gross human rights violations,” in a process that could ultimately trigger a case at the United Nations’ highest court. The Dutch initiative, invoking the U.N. Convention against Torture, is the latest attempt to hold President Bashar Assad’s government accountable amid widespread reports it is mistreating its own citizens against the backdrop of the country’s grinding civil war. “The Assad regime has not hesitated to crack down hard on its own population, using torture and chemical weapons, and bombing hospitals,” Foreign Minister Stef Blok said in a statement. “The victims of these serious crimes must obtain justice, and we are pursuing that end by calling the perpetrators to account,” Blok said. According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, Syrian authorities detained around 1.2 million people since the country’s conflict began in...
    Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Debbie Lesko (R-AZ), and several other House Republicans introduced legislation on Thursday that would hold rioters responsible for their destruction of property across the United States. “We have laws in our country for a reason and if cities and states choose not to uphold them, they should not be rewarded with money from federal grants,” Lesko said in a statement on Thursday. “I hope this bill will incentivize cities and states to follow the law and hold rioters accountable. There is no place in our nation for this lawlessness.” The Holding Rioters Accountable Act of 2020 would allow the attorney general to withhold up to ten percent of Department of Justice (DOJ) grants from cities, states, and other local governments that fail to prosecute crimes that arose from riots and other violent protests. “Chaos and violence have no place in American cities,” Jordan, the ranking member...
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement will cooperate with investigations into claims that detainees were given hysterectomies without consenting to the operation at a private detention center in Georgia, the acting director told the Daily Caller News Foundation Friday. Acting ICE Director Tony Pham addressed the whistleblower allegations claiming that Dr. Mahendra Amin, an independently-contracted physician, had performed hysterectomies on detainees without their consent in an interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation Friday morning. “The recent allegations by the independent contracted employee raise some very serious concerns that deserve to be investigated quickly and thoroughly,” Pham said in a statement ICE released Friday. “ICE welcomes the efforts of both the Office of Inspector General as well as the Department of Homeland Security’s parallel review,” Pham said in the statement. Pham told the DCNF that he would make any necessary changes after the investigation is complete, adding that the allegations must be...
    By MIKE CORDER, Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government announced Friday it is holding Syria responsible under international law for “gross human rights violations,” in a process that could ultimately trigger a case at the United Nations’ highest court. The Dutch initiative, invoking the U.N. Convention against Torture, is the latest attempt to hold President Bashar Assad's government accountable amid widespread reports it is mistreating its own citizens against the backdrop of the country’s grinding civil war. “The Assad regime has not hesitated to crack down hard on its own population, using torture and chemical weapons, and bombing hospitals,” Foreign Minister Stef Blok said in a statement. "The victims of these serious crimes must obtain justice, and we are pursuing that end by calling the perpetrators to account," Blok said. According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, Syrian authorities detained around 1.2 million people since...
    A former rookie cop in Texas has been indicted on charges of criminally negligent homicide for fatally shooting a 30-year-old mother during a welfare check last year. Ex-Arlington Police Department officer Ravi Singh inadvertently shot Margarita Brooks in the chest on Aug. 1., 2019 when he fired his weapon at a dog that was lunging at him, cops said. Singh, 26, had been responding to a call about a woman passed out on a grassy area near the intersection of Cantor Drive and North Collins Street, when he found Brooks, local outlet CBS DFW reported. Bodycam footage showed Singh asking if an unrestrained pooch belonged to Brooks, before yelling “Get back!” and firing off three shots as the animal began running toward him. “What the f–k?! Oh my God — the police shot me!,” Brooks could be heard screaming. The mom-of-three was taken to a local hospital, where she died...
    If Donald Trump is not criminally prosecuted for his intentional misleading of Americans about the deadly risks of COVID-19, plus now holding rallies where he intentionally violates state mandates designed to protect people from contracting a virus that has taken more than 195,000 lives, then America is truly lawless. There’s no other way to look at. Why even have laws on the books if Trump can openly violate them with zero consequences?! The undisputed facts are that Trump knew how deadly and easily transmittable the virus was on Feb. 7—as we learned from the recently released audio recording of his discussion with Bob Woodward. In this conversation, Trump shared how the virus could be spread through the air and was five times more deadly than even “your strenuous flus.” Yet just three weeks later, on Feb. 26—with the American public hungry for facts to keep themselves and their family’s...
    The horrific ambush shooting Saturday night that seriously wounded two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies sickens me. I am angry and sad at the same time. I am sad because I have attended funerals for many law enforcement officers throughout my career. I know what it is like to try to console a grieving child or spouse whose loved one died serving our nation and protecting his or her community as a law enforcement officer. Some died while doing what I asked them to do when I was the executive assistant director or the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. That is something I will live with all my life. WOUNDED HERO LA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTY ID'D, WAS LIBRARIAN BEFORE JOINING FORCE; REWARD INCREASED TO $200G Law enforcement officers are America’s heroes, along with other first responders and members of our military. They are the finest 1% this country...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City On nights and weekends when speed cameras across New York City go out of service, specifically in school zones, street racers are known to burn a little rubber. This is a problem Manhattan state Senator Brad Hoylman plans to fix with “furious” new legislation that would keep the cameras active in order to catch motorists ripping through the streets endangering the general public. “Illegal street racing puts lives at risk and keeps us up at night. While there’s been less traffic during the pandemic, some drivers have used this as an opportunity to treat our streets like a NASCAR speedway,” Hoylman said. “The FURIOUS Act will give the City more tools to catch drivers in the act and make it easier to enforce state laws on speed contests and races. New...
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) promised in an interview Sunday evening that she would be more progressive on police reform if she is elected vice president. Appearing on Desus & Mero on Sunday evening, Harris was asked, “When you get into office, what can we expect from you and Biden and are you going to be more progressive as far as what people are asking about the cops?” She responded, “Yes, and I’m going to tell you why.” She went on to say she would hold the police more accountable: So first of all, in a criminal justice system, there’s this phrase accountability and consequence that almost always comes up when people are talking about the person arrested, but never about the system itself and the people who work in the system. Biden and I are committed to saying everybody needs to be held accountable, even when they wear a uniform...
    SACRAMENTO —  It wasn’t good government. But it was probably good politics. A major police reform bill was quietly killed by the Assembly speaker without a house vote on the last night of the legislative session. He used an ages-old tactic aimed at sparing politically vulnerable lawmakers from casting a perilous vote. Call it incumbent protection. The bill would have assured that when a bad cop’s badge is yanked by a police department, he can’t hook on with another law enforcement agency anywhere in California. The measure also would have made it easier for citizens to file civil lawsuits against rogue officers. There was broad public support for the measure — but heavy opposition from officers’ unions, police chiefs and sheriffs. So, it wound up the way these things often do: The legislative leader punted. Just how big a role should politics play in policymaking? There’s no pat answer. But...
    House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., is calling for former members of Robert Mueller’s team to be held accountable after it was discovered that many of them had their phones wiped under circumstances that have drawn questions from Republicans. The deletion of phone data was disclosed upon the release of Justice Department records in a lawsuit brought by watchdog group Judicial Watch. The records showed that at least several dozen phones belonging to members of Mueller’s team were wiped of information after messages between former FBI agent Peter Stzrok and former FBI attorney Lisa Page revealed politically charged statements that raised questions about the Russia investigation’s integrity. DOJ RECORDS SHOW MEMBERS OF MUELLER'S TEAM 'WIPED' PHONES DURING TRUMP PROBE “It looks like it occurred at a very interesting time; this is when the lovebirds’ text messages were discovered,” Nunes told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” adding that it would...
    NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner this week on “The Dean Obeidallah Show” accused President Donald Trump of “second-degree murder” in the wake of leaked audio revealing Trump wanted to downplay the coronavirus’ severity. Kirschner, who argued in April that Trump was guilty of second-degree murder for floating hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for the coronavirus, expressed the same sentiment for Trump for “lying to the American people about the danger this virus posed.” “What Donald Trump has just done, by virtue of the tapes that Bob Woodward released, is he has upped his own criminal ante to second-degree murder,” Kirschner declared. “And here’s why: He was lying to the American people about the danger this virus posed. Think about this, Dean. He was saying to Bob Woodward in very dramatic tones, ‘You know, this thing is airborne only you need to do is breathe near somebody who...
    Former federal prosecutor and MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner said that President Donald Trump “upped his own criminal ante to second-degree murder” by covering up the severity of the coronavirus in public while confessing it to journalist Bob Woodward.  On Thursday’s edition of SiriusXM’s The Dean Obeidallah Show, host Dean Obeidallah talked with Kirschner about the revelations in Woodward’s book and taped conversations with Trump. Kirschner pulled no punches. “What Donald Trump has just done by virtue of the tapes that Bob Woodward released, is he has upped his own criminal ante to second-degree murder,” Kirschner told Obeidallah. “And here’s why: He was lying to the American people about the danger this virus posed…he was saying to Bob Woodward in very dramatic tones that “this thing is airborne only you need to do is breathe near somebody who is infected and you are going to get it.” Kirschner added that the president also failed...
    UNITED NATIONS, Sept 10 (Reuters) – The United States told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday it will work with allies to hold accountable those responsible for poisoning Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, including “through restricting funds for malign activities.” “Russia has used chemical nerve agents from the ‘Novichok’ group in the past. The Russian people have a right to express their views without fear of retribution of any kind,” deputy U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Cherith Norman-Chalet told a council meeting on chemical weapons in Syria. “We urge Russia to cooperate fully with the international community’s investigation,” she said. ” Those responsible – both those who committed this attack and those who ordered it – must be held accountable.” (Reporting by Michelle Nichols Editing by Chris Reese)
    Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler said her Republican supporters "stood up" to Black Lives Matter protesters who disrupted a campaign event. Loeffler, R-Ga., said she introduced the "Holding Rioters Accountable Act" with Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., in light of violence in Democrat-run cities. WNBA PLAYERS SHOW SUPPORT FOR GEORGIA SEN. KELLY LOEFFLER'S ELECTION OPPONENT "The most important thing is that we have law and order in this country," she told "Fox & Friends" Monday. "We have to hold them accountable." Video"Black Lives Matter rioters came in and they were protesting and trying to break it up, but we didn’t stop because, look, this is one thing that our country is built on." While the disruptors shouted and police refused to intervene because it was in a public park building, Loeffler's supporters shouted her name and chanted "USA" in response. DINESH D'SOUZA SAYS RECENT RIOTS AND POLITICAL UNREST COULD LEAD TO 'RISE OF CITIZEN MILITIAS AROUND THE COUNTRY' Loeffler says the incident shows the "stark contrast"...
    Representative Val Demings (D-FL) on Sunday’s broadcast of  ABC’s “This Week” said President Donald Trump was “walking around with a gasoline can,” while America is going through civil unrest. Demings said, “While America was going through civil unrest in all 50 states, quite frankly, America was on fire, we had a president, a commander in chief who with is walking around with a gasoline can, not trying to sow peace and calm, actually throwing fire on an already volatile situation. I believe Vice President Biden is on the right track, you’ve heard him talk about peaceful protests, but he’s also talked about accountability, regardless of who those involved in violence should be held accountable.” “He talked about supporting good police officers but also holding the bad ones accountable,” she continued. “That’s how we’re going to get to the place where we need to get. What we’re currently seeing in our country isn’t sustainable....
    WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts are calling for a Senate hearing on the “series of tragic deaths of soldiers” from Fort Hood in Texas. They and Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas wrote a letter to the Armed Services Committee, seeking to make sure that Congress is “holding the Army accountable.” Sgt. Elder Fernandes, of Brockton, disappeared from the base in August and was later found dead. Investigators do not suspect foul play, but the family says the 23-year-old had earlier reported being sexually assaulted. Back in April, 20-year-old Spc. Vanessa Guillen was bludgeoned to death by a fellow soldier at the base, according to a federal complaint. The senators want a public hearing with Army leadership and investigators on “command climate and culture” at the base. “As parents and United States Senators, we are heartbroken by the deaths of SGT Fernandes, SPC Guillén,...
    Alex Thomas September 3, 2020 0 Comments Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden visited Kenosha, Wisconsin, to speak with the family of Jacob Blake. During a speech on Thurday, he condemned the looting that has broken out in some cities as protests against police killings of black men have turned violent. Biden said, “Let’s get something straight here, protesting is protesting, my buddy John Lewis used to say. But none of it justifies looting, burning, or anything else.” He added, “So regardless of how angry you are, if you loot or you burn, you should be held accountable as someone who does anything else. Period. It just cannot be tolerated across the board.” Watch Biden’s comment on looting (beginning at 4:15.) Joe Biden in Kenosha: "Regardless how angry you are, if you loot or you burn, you should be held accountable." pic.twitter.com/pmgsNB5kv8— The Hill (@thehill) September 3, 2020...
    The police chief of Portland, Ore., has called on elected officials to “draw a line in the sand” against the “nightly violence” that has plagued the city over the last three months. Chief Chuck Lovell’s statement, posted Tuesday on the city’s official website, followed a night in which protesters set fires and smashed windows at the condominium building where Mayor Ted Wheeler lives. “Last night a residential apartment building was broken into and a fire was lit inside the building,” Lovell wrote, adding that such actions have become part of a routine of destruction in recent weeks. PORTLAND MAYOR SAYS HE'LL MOVE SOON, AFTER PROTESTS AT HIS CONDO BUILDING “Over the past several weeks, we have seen arson at occupied police precincts as well as at the PPA [Portland Police Association] office which is tucked into a residential neighborhood,” Lovell continued. “Last night marked yet another escalation of the...
    Thomas College in Waterville, Maine, announced this week that its residential assistants will be encouraged to report coronavirus policy violations by students. The RA’s participated in a two-week training session this month to learn about new policies adopted by the university to mitigate the spread of the virus. According to a local news report, residential assistants at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine, will be tasked with monitoring violations of the college’s new coronavirus mitigation policies. Students have been asked to limit social gatherings and wear masks in all common spaces. Dean of Students Hannah Gladstone said that the college’s residential assistants are prepared to hold students accountable if they violate university policy. “They receive two weeks of fall leadership training this year to include a lot more in regards to COVID. We have made our residents aware of new policies going into this year …” Gladstone wrote in an email....
    DENVER (CBS4)– Denver’s district attorney has charged a man accused of throwing fireworks into the Denver Police Headquarters plaza during a riot in downtown Denver last Saturday night. One police officer was injured by the fireworks. Timothy Wempen (credit: Denver DA) Denver DA Beth McCann’s office charged Timothy Wempen, 22, with engaging in a riot, using explosives or incendiary devices, assault in the second-degree, and attempted assault in the second-degree. Wempen is accused of throwing three large fireworks into the plaza of Denver Police Headquarters, which injured an officer. (credit: CBS) This is part of a larger effort by law enforcement in Denver and their pledge to hold those accountable for their actions when it comes to injuries and property damage. “My message to those who rioted on Saturday or who may be thinking of rioting in the future is that Denver will hold you accountable for your actions,” said...
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for a full and transparent investigation into the apparent poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. "The poisoning of [Navalny] shocked the world. The UK stands in solidarity with him & his family. We need a full, transparent investigation into what happened. The perpetrators must be held accountable & the UK will join international efforts to ensure justice is done,” Johnson said Wednesday on Twitter. The poisoning of Alexey @Navalny shocked the world. The UK stands in solidarity with him & his family. We need a full, transparent investigation into what happened. The perpetrators must be held accountable & the UK will join international efforts to ensure justice is done.— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) August 26, 2020 Johnson’s remarks echo those of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who also said an investigation needed to be conducted. “Mr. Navalny’s family...
    Oregon Gov. Kate Brown claimed that rioters and looters would be held accountable for the destruction in Portland after nearly three months straight of social unrest and violence. Brown’s claim came along with a plea for people in Portland to come together and “deescalate” the situation. The statement is a marked departure from Brown’s previous efforts to quell unrest by calling for police reform or accusing federal law enforcement officials assigned to Portland of “adding gasoline to the fire.” “Let me be clear: It’s time for the violence and vandalism to end so Portland can focus on the important work to be done to achieve real change for racial justice. Those who have committed acts of violence will be held accountable,” Brown tweeted on Tuesday. “We must work together to deescalate the potential for confrontation, by continuing to foster community conversations and utilizing trained law enforcement officers to keep the...
    The mainstream media's bias is clear to regular Americans, Covington Catholic High School graduate Nicholas Sandmann told "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday after his Republican National Convention speech Tuesday night. "The basis for my RNC speech was we need to hold this media more accountable," Sandmann, who plans to become a lawyer and practice defamation law, told host Steve Doocy. CNN'S JOE LOCKHART ATTACKS SANDMANN AS 'SNOT NOSE ENTITLED KID' AFTER NETWORK'S DEFAMATION SUIT "This is a media that completely ignored video online about the entire incident, and instead crafted the exact opposite that I walked up to Mr. Phillips, which isn't true. It was never true," he said. "And someone had to do something about it." VideoSandmann, who has settled a number of defamation lawsuits, including with CNN and the Washington Post, was once again attacked by members of the media while giving his speech about how his life "changed forever in that one moment." CNN SETTLES NICK SANDMANN DEFAMATION LAWSUIT...
    VIDEO1:1301:13Protests erupt after police shoot a man in Kenosha, Wisconsin—Here's what happenedNews Videos Cops in Wisconsin "must be held accountable" after shooting a Black man in the back in front of his young children, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Monday.  Police shot Jacob Blake, 29, multiple times in Kenosha, Wisc., on Sunday as he opened the door to a car where an attorney hired by his family said his three children sat. Blake was taken to a Milwaukee hospital and is stable after coming out of surgery, NBC News reported.  The officers involved were placed on administrative leave as an investigation takes place, the Wisconsin Department of Justice said Monday. It was not immediately clear how many officers shot Blake.  The shooting, the latest in a string of police violence against Black Americans captured on video this year, sparked uproar and protests against systemic racism in Wisconsin. Democratic politicians...
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday called on Russia to investigate the suspected poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny and hold the perpetrators accountable. German doctors treating Navalny at a Berlin hospital said earlier on Monday examinations indicated he was poisoned before collapsing on a plane in Russia last week. "Those responsible must be identified and held accountable," Merkel said in a joint statement with Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. (Reporting by Michael Nienaber, Editing by Andrew Heavens) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    As Jacob Blake continues to fight for his life after being shot repeatedly in the back by Kenosha, Wisconsin, police as he tried to get into his car, Joe Biden released a statement calling for an “immediate, full and transparent investigation” and for the officers involved to be held accountable.  “These shots,” Biden said, “pierce the soul of our nation.” Yesterday in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back as police attempted to restrain him from getting into his car. His children watched from inside the car and bystanders watched in disbelief. And this morning, the nation wakes up yet again with grief and outrage that yet another Black American is a victim of excessive force. This calls for an immediate, full and transparent investigation and the officers must be held accountable. These shots pierce the soul of our nation. Jill and I pray for Jacob’s...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Amid a troubling spike in gun violence throughout the borough, central Brooklyn State Senator Zellnor Myrie has proposed a law that would hold gun manufacturers and dealers accountable for shooting deaths.  “While communities of color have died disproportionately from gun violence and COVID-19 over the past five months,  gun manufacturers have seen their profits soar,” the freshman legislator said in a statement. “Something isn’t right with that equation.” The legislation would amend the New York State criminal nuisance law to include gun manufacturers and sellers — making it illegal for them to “create or maintain a condition which endangers the safety or health of a considerable number of persons.”  Myrie’s proposal would allow private citizens or government entities to sue any company that violates the statute. Similar actions were taken against lead paint...
    CHICAGO — The city’s public school district is cutting its campus police budget by more than half after 17 schools voted to get rid of school resource officers. And reforms are coming for the 55 schools that will keep on-campus police this academic year, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Wednesday. “… Our commitment to giving our children an engaging, nurturing and, above all else, safe environment has never wavered and never will,” Lightfoot said at a press conference. Lightfoot and Janice Jackson, Chicago Public Schools CEO, said police officers will now only be eligible to work at schools if they have an “excellent” record. To fit that bill, officers can’t have had a sustained complaint about excessive use of force within the past five years, can’t have had a sustained complaint that “directly relates to a verbal or physical interaction with young” and can’t have an open complaint where there’s a...
    MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson introduced her infant daughter on air Tuesday as she returned from maternity leave, using her experience to highlight racial disparities in maternal health outcomes. Jackson described leaving the hospital two days before the NBA suspended its 2020 season due to the pandemic, actor Tom Hanks announced he had contracted the virus, and President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo — Michelle Obama shines, scorching Trump Trump lashes out at Cuomo after his Democratic convention speech Biden seeks to win over progressives and Republicans on night one MORE delivered an address on the subject. She also described the reflections about privilege inspired by protests against racism and police brutality in the U.S., adding “Here’s one, for a new mom: I’m alive, and so is my kid, and if the color of my skin were different, I’d be twice as likely to have died giving birth. That is an outrageous public...
    Saturday on MSNBC, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) called for “unrest in the streets for as long as there’s unrest in our lives.” Pressley said, “Donald Trump knows that his failings are on the ballot, that we have lost hundreds of thousands of American lives that were preventable and that’s just the most egregious of his criminal negligence and sluggish response and science denies and his failures of leadership. He knows those failures are on the ballot, that the occupant of the White House is on the way to being a temporary one. As Dan Rather reminds us, cheaters are going to cheat. So the only way that he thinks he can be even remotely successful is to suppress and to undermine our democracy, beginning with the United States Postal Service, which is a war on them and the livelihood of those essential workers and their families and those who rely upon...
    Before all of this began, I used to be a very active person. My day included frequent walks to the office bathroom and coffee machine, as well as treks up and down subway stairs and swimming through crowded avenues. Now, my days look different. I get up, walk five feet to the fridge, and go to work another five steps away. As a result, I’ve been feeling less and less active, and like I haven’t been getting up and moving enough. I wasn’t sure how I was supposed to motivate myself to do this, especially in a one bedroom apartment, and then I rediscovered a product I’d known about for a while, but never thought I’d use. Yep, I’m a Fitbit person now. I’ve been using the Charge 4 and it’s really the only thing that has been motivating me to walk around anywhere close to the amount I used...
    By now, it’s no secret that Trump and his allies are trying to sabotage the Postal Service. The question is what Democrats will do in response. Republicans have had their crosshairs on the USPS for decades now, and for the usual conservative reasons: it’s a national service that they would prefer be wholly privatized and parceled off for profit. But the circumstances around the COVID pandemic and the 2020 election make the continued ability of the Postal Service to handle ballots in a timely manner a life-or-death battle for American democracy itself. Put bluntly, Democrats do better in elections the more people vote; the pandemic makes voting in person more dangerous; universal mail voting increases voter turnout and bypasses a variety of traditional conservative voter suppression strategies; and Donald Trump has convinced a large number of Republicans to avoid mail voting, such that most of the mail-in vote is likely to come from Democratic...
    Malick Gohou suggests it’s happened when he has dressed in a fit on his way to work. It is happened as he walks on the road of his hometown in Heidelberg, Germany, putting on jeans and a T-shirt. It is transpired when he’s out on the town with close friends. Gohou, 26, claims he’s misplaced count of how many instances the law enforcement have stopped him to test his ID or check with what he’s doing, but he estimates it is someplace from 20 to 30. Very last month, he experienced to have photographs taken of his deal with and arms because “a guy who suit his description” experienced gotten into a brawl somewhere. “I’m becoming stopped in situations wherever I’m like, ‘This simply cannot have anything at all to do with my conduct,’” claimed Gohou, whose father is from the Ivory Coastline and whose mom is 50 percent-German and...
    The media is downplaying the news that a former FBI lawyer will plead guilty as part of the Durham probe because they don't want to held accountable for their role in Russia investigation, the Federalist's Mollie Hemingway said on "Tucker Carlson Tonight." "The media are kind of downplaying it and acting like it's not a big deal. And that's understandable because they were implicated in this as well," Hemingway said. "In fact, they were some of the worst offenders in perpetuating this collusion hoax on the American people. The last thing they want is for anyone to be held accountable. They're trying to make sure this story goes away as quickly as possible." Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith will plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from U.S. Attorney John Durham's review of the investigation into links between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign, two sources...
    BEAVER, Pa. (KDKA) — It’s been five months since Jodi Gill has seen her father. “On May 28th, my dad tested positive,” Gill said. To date, nearly every resident inside Brighton Rehab and Wellness Center has tested positive for the virus and 73 have died. Gill told KDKA she wants accountability. “Everybody knew and no one did anything. People died and our loved ones have suffered extensively and we’ve suffered extensively not being able to be there to help,” Gill said. Gill started sharing her dad’s story with an investigator in the Attorney General’s office back in May. “The emotionality of what we’ve gone through can’t be measured in any way, but in order to make true change there has to be facts,” Gill said. Nearly three months later, the AG confirmed Brighton Rehab is the subject of a criminal investigation into nursing homes for neglect. “We think the public...
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham on Thursday said FBI Director Christopher Wray is committed to “holding accountable” those who may have violated the law in the origins of the Russia probe “sooner rather than later.” Graham, R-S.C., whose committee is investigating the origins of the Russia probe, including abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment, the unmasking process, said he spoke with Wray Thursday morning. TRUMP LAYS DOWN GAUNTLET FOR BARR ON DURHAM PROBE: 'EITHER GREATEST ATTORNEY GENERAL' OR AN 'AVERAGE GUY' “I had a very good discussion this morning with FBI Director Wray about providing witnesses and documents to the Senate Judiciary Committee related to our oversight of Crossfire Hurricane, related FISA abuses and the subsequent Mueller investigation,” Graham said in a statement. Wray is “committed to being helpful -- in an appropriate manner -- by balancing the needs of privacy for bureau employees with...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A New Brighton man has been charged with a felony for the toppling of the Christopher Columbus statue outside of the State Capitol earlier this summer. Charges were filed in Ramsey County against 56-year-old Michael Forcia on Thursday, in relation to the June 10 incident. Protesters on the scene said Columbus was responsible for Native American genocide, and it was time for the statue to go. It was part of a wave of actions against historic monuments across the country and parts of Europe that are connected to racism and slavery — spurred by protests following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Memorial Day. The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office says that Forcia acknowledged he would be held accountable for his actions in organizing the protest. Attorney John Choi said it’s possible others might be charged as well, but said that Forcia was the main organizers...
    A word of advice to every player on the Jets’ 2020 roster: Follow Le’Veon Bell. If there’s one player on the Jets who had reason to come away from last season’s disappointment with excuses about why it went wrong, it was Bell, the seventh-year running back. — He hadn’t played in a year, having sat out 2018 in a contract dispute with the Steelers. — He was playing for a new coach, Adam Gase, in a new system. — He ran behind an offensive line that used 11 different players and nine different starting combinations. conversation with reporters on Wednesday He lost his starting quarterback, Sam Darnold, for three games to mononucleosis, rendering the offense non-competitive for nearly a month. Pick your excuse, any excuse. Bell won’t. Despite producing his worst numbers as a pro in 2019 — 52.6 rushing yards per game, a 3.2-yard per carry and 4.0 yards per touch — Bell...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer representing three teenagers who were detained at gunpoint by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies called for an investigation into the tactics and accountability for their actions on Tuesday. Attorney Robert Brown said the teens — two 16-year-olds and an 18-year-old — were traumatized by their experience Friday. The mother of one said the teens had been threatened by a man holding a knife, but the deputies detained them instead. “We want there to be a meaningful investigation, and we want some measure of accountability,” Brown told The Associated Press on Tuesday. “Without accountability, these things keep happening.” Brown also clarified that two of the teens are Black and one is white, contrary to previous reports that said all three were Black. Brown said the teens’ families are contemplating filing a lawsuit. He is currently trying to speak to people who witnessed the “life or...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer representing three teenagers who were detained at gunpoint by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies called for an investigation into the tactics and accountability for their actions on Tuesday. Attorney Robert Brown said the teens — two 16-year-olds and an 18-year-old — were traumatized by their experience Friday. The mother of one said the teens had been threatened by a man holding a knife, but the deputies detained them instead. “We want there to be a meaningful investigation, and we want some measure of accountability,” Brown told The Associated Press on Tuesday. “Without accountability, these things keep happening.” Brown also clarified that two of the teens are Black and one is white, contrary to previous reports that said all three were Black. Brown said the teens’ families are contemplating filing a lawsuit. He is currently trying to speak to people who witnessed the “life...
    President Donald Trump told Breitbart News exclusively in the Oval Office on Monday that he is not currently considering negotiating a phase two trade deal with China. Trump said in the nearly 30-minute exclusive interview that because of the coronavirus pandemic, which originated in Wuhan, China, and spread around the world, he is not considering negotiating another deal with China at this time. “We made a great deal, on the phase one deal,” Trump said. “The last thing I think about right now is phase two. It’s the last thing I’m thinking about right now, is a China phase two deal, after what they did to us on the China virus.” When asked for more details on what else exactly he intends to do to hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for the Wuhan coronavirus, the president was less specific. “They should have stopped it, it being there,” Trump told...
    President Donald Trump has repeatedly described the mainstream press as “the enemy of the people” and claimed that reporters who fact-check him are promoting “fake news.” But Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin has argued that journalists need to be more diligent about fact-checking Trump’s lies and distortions, and in a column published on August 10, the Never Trump conservative cites CBS News’ Paula Reid and ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos as two examples of television journalists who recently gave the president or a close ally a well-needed fact-check. “I have made the case that far more journalists need to come armed to the teeth and ready to upset the president and his cronies with facts contradicting their exaggeration, spin and outright lies,” Rubin argues. “It struck me that we should also recognize — weekly, if I can find the examples! — when someone in the media gets it right. We had...
    SHAKING with fear, 19-year-old Kiki suddenly realised there was no way out - as the order came to strip off her clothes. The aspiring model, still a virgin, was about to become one of the dozens of victims of sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein, who abused girls as young as 13 over two decades of terror. 13Kiki, a victim of paedo abuser Jeffrey Epstein, decided to speak out after reading of his arrestCredit: Getty Images - Getty 13Epstein abused dozens of girls over two decadesCredit: Getty Images - Getty Penniless and alone in New York, in 2004, she had been groomed by one of Epstein’s female recruiters and was told she would only be giving him a 30 minute massage, for a $200 fee. The Texan teenager had even been told to lie about her age and say she was 17, to please the billionaire financier. During the assault, which Kiki...
    Mike Trout is already back with the Los Angeles Angels, but it wasn’t easy for him to leave home. After missing four games because of the birth of his son, the three-time AL MVP returned to action Tuesday night, leaving behind his wife Jessica and newborn son Beckham Aaron Trout. “It was really, really hard, leaving him and leaving Jess,” Trout told reporters. “Knowing what she’s going to be going through these next couple months is tough.” Trout, 28, and his wife welcomed Beckham to the world on July 30. As the couple’s first child, the little guy has the initials B.A.T. Before the season, Trout was apprehensive about playing amid the coronavirus pandemic, particularly with a baby on the way. MLB has since seen coronavirus outbreaks within the Marlins and Cardinals. “There’s a lot of things flying through my head,” Trout said. “Obviously, Jessica is worried. With this team,...
              U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said in a statement that a bill she is sponsoring that would allow Americans to sue China over its role in COVID-19 has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill, called the Civil Justice for Victims of COVID Act, would allow suits to be brought in federal court over China’s role in spreading the Chinese coronavirus. Senate bill tracking information did not provide the next step at press time. “China’s Communist Party must face consequences for concealing and now profiting off the COVID-19 pandemic they enabled,” Blackburn said. “The costs are devastating: trillions of dollars in economic damage, millions of American jobs lost, and over a half million deaths worldwide – and counting. Business owners and families who have lost loved ones deserve justice. Under this legislation, Americans will have the opportunity to bring a lawsuit against China...
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) crossed party lines on Thursday to back a GOP-led measure that would allow civil suits against the government of the People’s Republic of China over its handling of the novel coronavirus outbreak. Durbin, who serves as his party’s minority whip in the United States Senate, was the only Democrat to vote in favor of the Civil Justice for Victims of COVID Act on Thursday when it was brought up for a vote in the chamber’s Judiciary Committee. Due to the senator’s support, the measure, which was already likely to pass, now has bipartisan credibility, especially given Durbin’s status as a party leader. If put into effect, the bill would strip China of its sovereign immunity status, a legal doctrine preventing foreign nations from being subject to civil charges. As such, the measure grants federal courts jurisdiction to hear lawsuits brought against Beijing claiming the communist power “caused...
    Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein praised China Thursday as a country “growing into a respectable nation.” She also cautioned against holding the country accountable for the coronavirus pandemic. Her comments come despite the country’s ongoing human rights violations. Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein praised China Thursday as a country “growing into a respectable nation” and cautioned against holding the country accountable for the coronavirus pandemic. “We hold China as a potential trading partner, as a country that has pulled tens of millions of people out of poverty in a short period of time, and as a country growing into a respectable nation amongst other nations. I deeply believe that,” Feinstein said during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting Thursday, according to the Washington Free Beacon. The California senator added that stripping China of the country’s foreign sovereign immunity would be a “huge mistake,” noting that if China is held...
    A majority of polled voters, 64 percent, think Facebook should be held accountable for failing to warn users about opinion articles that spread misinformation about climate change, according to a survey by the think tank Data for Progress. Fifty-nine percent of respondents believe social media companies, including Facebook and Twitter, ought to label opinion articles containing false information about science and climate change. The poll, which included a group of 1,318 people representative of the voting population in the US, was first published by journalist Emily Atkin. Atkin published the results this morning on her newsletter, Heated, after readers submitted questions for the poll. A high-profile moderation incident that called Facebook’s impartiality into question The poll comes on the heels of a high-profile moderation incident that called Facebook’s impartiality into question for many critics. Last August, Science Feedback reviewed an article from the Washington Examiner op-ed that used inaccurate...
    Democratic politicians should be held accountable for “letting their cities burn,” Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz told “America’s Newsroom” on Tuesday. Cruz made the comment following violent protests in several cities. On Saturday, more than half a dozen U.S. cities experienced rioting and lawlessness – with the mayhem including damage to federal buildings and local police precincts, and a fatal shooting in Austin, Texas. Similar protests and violent demonstrations have been seen across the country following the death of George Floyd, a Black man in Minnesota who died while in police custody. A video of the May 25 encounter with police officers showed a White officer putting his knee on Floyd's neck for more than eight minutes. Cruz also reacted on Tuesday to a Wall Street Journal editorial published Monday titled, "A Weekend of Urban Anarchy.” “The weekend’s events were a deliberate assault on public and private property, law enforcement, and public order,” the editorial board wrote. “Lawlessness...
    “Many early cases, understandably protective of a nascent industry, read section 230’s protections expansively. But, given the maturing internet economy and emergence of dominant social media platforms, the FCC should re-examine section 230, as well as other provisions of the Communications Act of 1934. The FCC should determine how section 230 can best serve its goals of promoting internet diversity and a free flow of ideas, as well as holding dominant platforms accountable for their editorial decisions, in new market conditions and technologies that have emerged since the 1990s.” In a statement posted on Twitter, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr supported the petition. “[It] provides an opportunity to bring much-needed clarity to the statutory text,” he wrote. His fellow commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, however, said the FCC shouldn’t take the bait. She said in a statement: “While social media can be frustrating, turning the FCC into the President’s speech police is...
    (Bloomberg Opinion) — When President Donald Trump recently commuted the prison sentence of Roger Stone, his longtime ally and now a convicted felon, reaction on Capitol Hill was swift.  Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler, the respective chairs of the House of Representatives’ Oversight and Reform and Judiciary committees, promptly issued a joint statement. “By this action, President Trump abused the powers of his office in an apparent effort to reward Roger Stone for his refusal to cooperate with investigators examining the President’s own conduct,” said the chairs of two of the most august committees in the House. “This transparently corrupt commutation damages public confidence in the justice system and the rule of law.” Then Maloney and Nadler brought down the hammer. “Among other things,” they stated, “we intend to seek an immediate briefing from the White House Counsel on the circumstances surrounding Roger Stone’s commutation.” Intend to seek? A...
    Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) joined Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel, where he discussed his bill that would hold the Chinese officials who covered up the coronavirus pandemic accountable. “We need to be bipartisan as we deal with China,” Curtis told host and Breitbart News Washington Political Editor Matthew Boyle. “The Democrats have chosen not to join us … we’ve got this China taskforce, and they won’t join us on that, and it’s one of the most important issues facing the country right now.” “Li Wenliang was a scientist, who early on pointed out to his colleagues that there was a virus out there,” Curtis said. “He was grabbed by the local police, forced to sign a statement that it was an error. Three weeks later, he actually died of the COVID virus. Had we started on this thing three weeks earlier, which his warning would have allowed us to...
    DENVER (CBS4) – When patients go to the emergency room, sometimes they need more than medical care, that’s where the Accountable Health Communities (AHC) program comes in. “The idea and goal behind AHC is to show that taking care of people in a more holistic manner, improves their health by bridging the gap between clinical services and community-based services,” said Christine Manikowski, a Community Resource Navigator with AHC. (credit CBS) Working within the emergency room at Denver Health, Manikowski and her team are able to screen qualifying patients, and begin the work of getting them hooked up with services. Denver Health is just one of many partner agencies working with AHC. In the six-months the program has been at Denver Health, Community Resource Navigators have screened more than 1,000 patients, and gotten services for more than 400 of them. (credit CBS) “I find with the clients I work with, usually...
    Chicago alderman Anthony Napolitano appeared on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" and explained what the city could do to stop the violence. "The first step is definitely take President Trump's help. If you don't want the feds on the street, have them work the warrants, infiltrate the gangs, implement RICO charges, go after the drugs. We have 117,000 gang members on the street. Hit them where it hurts, in the money," Napolitano said Wednesday. "The second thing we have to do is, is we need we need a state's attorney here that's actually going to press criminal charges. Our state's attorney right now celebrates the catch and release process. It's killing us over here." CHICAGO POLICE WARNED ABOUT POSSIBILITY OF SHOOTING: REPORT "We've got to get through this anti-police movement and we need to, you know, hold accountable all police officers that are bad but praise the ones that are doing good...
    During a press conference on Tuesday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) criticized Democrats for failing to hold China accountable and pushed support for the Defend COVID Research from Hackers Act to respond to countries like China, Russia, and Iran that have tried to hack into American companies to steal coronavirus vaccine data. McCarthy said, “The Democrats have a serious problem when it comes to the Chinese Communist Party. They’re unwilling to stand up and hold them accountable.” He later added, “Will they still be silent? Today, I introduced a bill: the Defend COVID Research from [Hackers Act]. So far, we have learned that Iran, Russia, and China [have] been trying to hack into our companies. Instead of working with us to solve a virus that they created, they want to hack in and try to find the vaccine. Would they use the vaccine, if they were able to hack into...
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, ripping into “radicals” for creating civil unrest in American cities, says it is time state and local leaders are held accountable for allowing rioters to destroy lives and businesses. Cruz made his remarks in a column posted by The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. “These radicals hate the police, reject the rule of law, and are intent on terrorizing their communities,” he said. Cruz noted “fringe progressives” have set up autonomous protest zones in Portland, Oregon; Asheville, North Carolina; New York; Philadelphia; Richmond, Virginia; Seattle and Washington. “This is not the American way,” he said. “Local leaders who allow rioters to destroy lives and businesses need to be held accountable. That’s why I’m introducing the Restitution for Economic losses Caused by Leaders who Allow Insurrection and Mayhem Act — Reclaim for short." He said his bill would hold those state and local officials liable who “abdicate their...
    screenshot The NYPD is reportedly looking into a racist attack that turned violent on the Upper East Side, and it was all caught on camera.  Anthony Beckford, the President of Black Lives Matter Brooklyn shared the footage on Twitter, showing a white male spewing a racist epithet at a sanitation worker who was reportedly blocking his car, according to TMZ. “Hey yo, it’d be smart to get out of the middle of the street asshole!” he shouts after exiting his vehicle. “F–king n—-r!” When he notices someone recording the moment, the man says “Are you recording me? Why? I’m an asshole? Honey — look in the mirror.” Read More: LA’s first Black DA is targeted by Black Lives Matter Racist on the Upper East Side. Find out who this racist person is and let us hold them accountable. This and any other act of racism will NOT be tolerated.As...
    A video that surfaced Sunday shows a man yelling the N-word and threatening a bystander before snatching his phone and hurling it across the street, the New York Post reports. Hide In the video, the driver, who remains unidentified, steps out of his Pontiac in the Upper East Side of New York and yells, “Get out of the street asshole, fucking [N-word].” Hide View this post on Instagram So this happened yesterday on the Upper East Side. Find out who this is and let us hold them accountable. #blacklivesmatter #blacklivesmatternyc #blacklivesmatterbrooklyn A post shared by Black Lives Matter Brooklyn (@blacklivesmatterbk) on Jul 19, 2020 at 12:53pm PDT The bystander records the driver from the side of his car, and the driver asks why the bystander is recording him. Hide “Because you’re an asshole,” the bystander says. The driver calls the bystander an “asshole” for recording. “I’m an asshole?” the...
    Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri said Monday he plans to introduce a bill that will hold U.S. companies accountable for using forced labor, specifically noting instances of abuse in China. The Slave-Free Business Certification Act would obligate CEOs to audit, report, and certify their company’s supply chains do not use forced labor domestically or abroad, according to a Monday press statement from Hawley. “If these reports from anti-trafficking advocates, anti-slavery advocates are wrong, then the companies will have a chance to set the record straight,” Hawley told Axios. (RELATED: ‘We Are Too Reliant On China’: Cotton, Hawley Call On US To Regain Independence From Communist Regime) “But they will be held accountable,” Hawley added. American corporations like @NBA and @Nike and others should not be profiting off forced, slave labor. I am introducing legislation to require multinationals to certify that they don’t use slave labor – or face penalties...
    China Forcing Uighurs To Make Face Masks Sold In US. Josh Hawley Wants Companies ‘Held Accountable’
    SILVER LAKE, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A tribute was held Sunday for Mely Corado, a Trader Joe's assistant manager who was killed in the crossfire of a police shootout in Silver Lake two years ago.Corado's family led a march from the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast station to the Trader Joe's where the gunfight took place. Corado, 27, was struck by a police officer's bullet in the shootout on July 21, 2018."This is a march is to keep the memory of Mely alive, to bring justice for Mely," said Albert Corado, Mely's father. "All we want is for the police officers who killed Mely to be charged, to be held accountable."Silver Lake Trader Joe's shooting: Family files wrongful death lawsuit against LAPDEMBED More News Videos The family of the woman shot and killed by Los Angeles police during a shootout at a Silver Lake Trader Joe's has filed a wrongful...
    President Trump plans to hold China accountable for its actions, including the coronavirus pandemic, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said Saturday night. Meadows, 60, a former Republican congressman from North Carolina who has held the key White House job since March 31, shared his views during an appearance on Fox News' "Justice with Judge Jeanine." "When we look at the enemy and what China -- and really the China government -- did to the American people by hiding the facts, we're having to pay the consequences for their lack of transparency," Meadows said. "And the American people are just not going to sit back and take it. And I can tell you, this president is not going to do that either." TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SANCTIONS CHINESE OFFICIALS OVER HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES AGAINST UYGHUR MUSLIMS Host Jeanine Pirro asked Meadows what types of restrictions the Trump administration would levy against the Communist...
    China should have to answer for misleading the world about the novel coronavirus, says Republican Congressman Michael McCaul. He faults China's lack of transparency for enabling the virus to erupt from "an epidemic to a global pandemic." "China should be held accountable. I think there should be consequences, and I think what they did to the world, we should not forget it," McCaul told CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett on this week's episode of "The Takeout" podcast. Listen to this episode on ART19 In May, McCaul became the chairman of a new congressional China Task Force, formed in part to investigate China's role in the spread of the virus. McCaul said his task force is examining how the U.S. can punish the Chinese government for its early secrecy about the virus, when transparency might have made it possible to contain it. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your...
    HYDE PARK — Experts and neighbors say public data is one way Chicagoans can start holding officers accountable amid national movements to reform and defund police. The issue was the focus of a community forum Thursday night, the fifth in a series hosted by the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference. Economic professor Bocar Ba talked about the Citizens Police Data Project, a civilian-led data project that shows the complaint history of Chicago Police officers. The project was developed by Ba and doctoral candidate Roman Rivera. Violations of citizens’ constitutional rights decreased 25-34 percent once police officers became aware their complaint history would become public, Ba said. But outside of the Freedom of Information Act, few options exist for civilians to retrieve data on their own. Access can be difficult for civilians and lawyers, as it requires collaboration among government agencies that “don’t necessarily cooperate with each other,” Ba said. Some city...
    On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Bill Hemmer Reports,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that the Chinese Communist Party knew of person-to-person transmission of the coronavirus before they told the rest of the world about it and that the World Health Organization “was co-opted” into the effort to hide needed knowledge from the rest of the world. Pompeo said, “[I]t is the case that the Chinese Communist Party was aware of human-to-human transmission before they shared this with the world. And that the World Health Organization itself was co-opted into the same effort to deny the world the knowledge it needed to respond to this threat, to this threat from the virus that emanated from Wuhan, China.” Pompeo also stated that the world is currently taking steps to hold China accountable by changing their economic and territorial relationships with China, and stated that, for the past 40...
    The United States has taken the "strongest action" of any country to protect human rights that are being put in jeopardy by the Chinese Communist Party, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth Keith Krach said Thursday.  "We are holding China accountable," Krach told Fox Business Maria Bartiromo. "Theyve attacked in Hong Kong freedoms of the press, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, rule of law, theyve attacked human rights in Xinjiang, and so we made the comment we will use all tools available." He added that one would think the Chinese "would be somewhat apologetic for what they have done with the virus and it should have never happened...we are dealing with that and we are seeing countries in the world joining us." In addition, there are multiple issues with China, including the recent human rights atrocities against Muslims, and Krach said he thinks the world is waking up...
    The majority of Americans hold China accountable for the spread of the novel coronavirus and indicated that they plan to take concrete steps to demonstrate their protest of China, a Piplsay poll released Tuesday found. Piplsay surveyed 30,415 adults nationwide from July 4-6 and found that the vast majority now place blame at the feet of China. Sixty-five percent of respondents said their perception of China has changed in the midst of the pandemic. Of those, 44 percent said “they  [China] could have stopped or contained the pandemic spread,” and one-fifth, 21 percent, said China “created this crisis intentionally.” Slightly over one-third said their perception of the communist country had not changed, stating that “they [China] also suffered the consequence like the rest of us.” Strikingly, only 20 percent of those who said their perception of China has changed attributed the change in their thinking to influence from the media....
    President Trump on Tuesday announced two actions his administration has taken against China as tensions between Washington and Beijing continue to rise. During a press conference in the White House Rose Garden, Trump announced that he had signed into law the Hong Kong Autonomy Act and also put his signature on an executive order that ends the United States’ preferential treatment of Hong Kong. "I signed legislation and an executive order to hold China accountable for its oppressive actions against the people of Hong Kong,” Trump said. “No administration has been tougher on China than this administration.” Trump’s signature on the Hong Kong Accountability Act comes after the legislation was passed overwhelmingly in both the Senate and the House earlier this summer. The act imposes sanctions on entities that help violate Hong Kong's autonomy and financial institutions that do business with them, and comes as a response to the...