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    Kipp Jones, The Western Journal February 19, 2021 0 Comments The military commander picked by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to lead the investigation into what went wrong with security at the Capitol prior to and during the Jan. 6 riot already has gone on the record blaming police officers for being “complicit” in the security breakdown. Pelosi announced Monday that she is seeking a post-9/11-style commission to look into the incident. The commission, per a letter the California Democrat sent to her colleagues, would “investigate and report on the facts and causes relating to the January 6, 2021, domestic terrorist attack upon the United States Capitol Complex … and relating to the interference with the peaceful transfer of power.” .@SpeakerPelosi says she will “establish an outside, independent 9/11-type Commission to ‘investigate and report on the facts and causes relating to the January 6, 2021 domestic terrorist attack upon the...
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide additional help in the fight against domestic extremism. The agency plans to increase funding for state and cities to concentrate on the pursuit of domestic terrorists, CNN reported Thursday. State and local officials were informed of the funding during a briefing last week. It is designed to allow the agency to double down on its efforts to fight home-grown fanatics, CNN said. It comes as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Monday that Congress will establish a Sept. 11-style commission to review the deadly insurrection that took place at the Capitol. Pelosi said the independent commission will “investigate and report on the facts and causes relating to the Jan. 6, 2021, domestic terrorist attack upon the United States Capitol Complex … and relating to the interference with the peaceful transfer of power." A Department of Homeland Security official told CNN: "January 6 was a...
    Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiMajor union that backed Biden in 2020 endorses Foy in Virginia governors race The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden navigates pressures from Dems Pelosi's '9/11-type' commission to investigate Capitol riot could prove dangerous for Democrats MORE (D-Calif.) says that the 9/11-style commission that will investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection on Capitol Hill should have subpoena power.  “There’s really strong support in the country for us to seek the truth, find the truth, but also understand how we have to protect the American people from what might be out there in terms of domestic terrorism and the rest,” Pelosi said at her Thursday press conference, an apparent reference to the far-right rioters.  “You have to have subpoena power,” she responded when asked if it should have the ability to demand testimony. Pelosi first announced Monday that a commission will probe the events of Jan. 6, when a pro-Trump mob stormed...
    Democratic Virgin Islands Del. Stacey Plaskett expressed Tuesday that she’s hopeful the “9/11-style commission” will expose “the hatred that is lurking within.” “I’m really hopeful that this is a very independent commission, you know, potentially individuals who were retired judges, cabinet members from various sides, experts who are able to dig into this, you know, my hope is not only do we find out the security issues, but the hatred that is lurking within that has caused something like an insurrection, the attempted coup of our democratic government,” Plaskett said. (RELATED: ‘The Enemy Is Within’: Pelosi Calls For More Security To Defend Against Members Who ‘Want To Bring Guns On The Floor’) Plaskett, along with eight other Democrats, served as impeachment managers at the request of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. The impeachment managers completed arguments on Feb. 11, according to...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday an independent commission should investigate the security failures of the January 6 assault on the Capitol, now that the Senate impeachment trial has concluded. The recommendation for such a commission comes from retired Lieutenant General Russel Honoré, whom Pelosi tasked with reviewing Capitol security.  "Now, as always, security is the order of the day: the security of our country, the security of our Capitol which is the temple of our democracy, and the security of our Members," she wrote in a letter to her colleagues. Pelosi said Honoré's interim reporting shows "we must put forth a supplemental appropriation to provide for the safety of Members and the security of the Capitol." Members had already urged for more funding to support their safety.  "It is clear from his findings and from the impeachment trial that we must get to the truth of how this...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says that Congress will establish an independent commission to investigate the causes of the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by right-wing extremists and other supporters of then-President Trump. The riot aimed to disrupt congressional certification of President Biden’s Electoral College victory over Trump. "To protect our security, our security, our security, our next step will be to establish an outside, independent 9/11-type Commission," Pelosi announced on Monday. TRUMP IMPEACHMENT POLL: 58% SAY FORMER PRESIDENT SHOULD HAVE BEEN CONVICTED The Speaker, in a letter to House Democratic colleagues, emphasized that the step was needed in order to "get to the truth of how this happened." Five people, including a Capitol police officer, died as a result of the attack on the building. WASHINGTON DC, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES - 2021/01/06: Pro-Trump protesters and police clash on top of the Capitol building....
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced Monday that she will establish what she described as an “outside, independent 9/11-type Commission” to investigate last month’s deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol. In her weekly letter to colleagues, Pelosi said the commission will “investigate and report on the facts and causes relating to the January 6, 2021, domestic terrorist attack upon the United States Capitol Complex … and relating to the interference with the peaceful transfer of power.” .@SpeakerPelosi says she will “establish an outside, independent 9/11-type Commission to ‘investigate and report on the facts and causes relating to the January 6, 2021 domestic terrorist attack upon the United States Capitol Complex.’” From her letter to colleagues ???? pic.twitter.com/KFL6mVeaXP — Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) February 15, 2021 Pelosi’s announcement comes two days after the U.S. Senate voted to acquit former President Donald Trump over his conduct leading up to the riot during which...
    Ethan Nordean, pictured, has been arrested by the FBI over his participation in the Capitol siege A federal magistrate judge in Seattle ordered the release of the self-described 'sergeant-at-arms' of the Seattle chapter of the Proud Boys on Monday - but has since halted his own decision to give prosecutors time to appeal. Ethan Nordean, 30, was charged by the FBI last week for his participation in the deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6 and has been described as a flight risk by prosecutors. The Proud Boys leader uploaded a video on Parler encouraging his fellow members to 'Let them remember the day they decided to make war with us', in the days before the siege.  Nordean, who also goes by the name Rufio Panman, also urged supporters to 'bring back 1776,' according to a complaint filed by the FBI. He has been charged in federal court in the...
    Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is accused of murdering George Floyd, has been ordered to make public confidential documents in his divorce proceedings. Chauvin, 44, and his beauty queen wife Kellie, 46, were ordered to send redacted versions of dossiers they filed under seal in December. Their divorce has come under scrutiny after Washington County District Judge Juanita Freeman rejected their proposed settlement in October, citing possible fraud. The proposal would have transferred most of Derek Chauvin's assets to his wife, adding to speculation that they were trying to protect funds from litigation against the former cop. Chauvin is charged with the murder of 46-year-old Floyd after he knelt on the black man's neck for eight minutes in footage which reverberated across the world last May.  Chauvin, 44, and his beauty queen wife Kellie, 46, were ordered to file redacted versions of dossiers they filed under...
    LOWER PROVIDENCE TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — A 29-year-old father charged in the murder of his 10-month-old daughter allegedly Google searched topics relating to what to do if a child stops breathing for an hour prior to calling 911, officials say. Austin Stevens, of Lower Providence Township, is due in court Tuesday afternoon for the Oct. 3 murder of his daughter Zara Scruggs. Investigators found that prior to calling 911, Stevens had conducted multiple Google searches on his cellphone with subjects relating to “If baby stop breathing,” “What if you don’t hear a baby heart beat,” “My baby isn’t breathing,” and “How do you know if a baby is dead,” for about and hour before calling 911. Credit: Lower Providence Township When officers arrived to the 3400 block of Germantown Pike just after 10:30 p.m. Oct. 3, CPR was immediately conducted on the infant. She was transported to an area hospital...
    Facebook is putting machine learning to work to help speed up and prioritize content moderation. Previously, human reviewers dealt with most flagged posts chronologically, with AI relegated to spam and other low-priority jobs. Now, the social media giant's AI systems are prioritizing possibly objectionable content by virality and threat level. Messages, photos and videos relating to real-world damage - including terrorism, child exploitation and self-harm - are moved to the top of the queue. Posts the system identifies as similar to content already deemed in violation will also be prioritized. However, critics have hit back at the using such technology, saying AI lacks understanding of context or nuance, and can block the very users it's intended to protect. Scroll down for video Facebook says its now using machine-learning filters to prioritizing possibly objectionable content by virality and threat level. Messages, photos and videos relating to real-world harm- including terrorism,...
    Slow your roll, New Jersey. The attorney general reminded Garden Staters to put down the bong and take a deep breath on Wednesday — because while voters may have puff, puff, passed a ballot question to legalize reefer on Election Day, the new rules haven’t quite kicked in yet. “It is important that residents accurately understand the current situation, so they do not inadvertently engage in criminal conduct relating to marijuana — conduct that may be legal in the future once the Legislature acts, but is not presently legal based on yesterday’s vote,” AG Gurbir Grewal said in a statement Wednesday New Jersey residents approved the ballot question Tuesday, paving the way for the legalization of recreational marijuana, but the AG reiterated that the law doesn’t go into effect until Jan. 1, 2021. The legal green marketplace will also need the state Legislature to approve a plan on how...
    UPS said after an 'urgent investigation' it located a previously missing package sent to Tucker Carlson he said contained confidential documents about the Biden family. On Wednesday night, Carlson told his viewers that his staff received “damning” documents related to the Bidens but said they “vanished” when someone tried to ship them across the country to California. UPS confirmed to the Daily Beast the parcel was “reported with missing contents as it moved within” their network. On Thursday, UPS announced it found the missing contents. “After an extensive search, we have found the contents of the package and are arranging for its return,” a UPS spokesman said. "UPS will always focus first on our customers, and will never stop working to solve issues and make things right." The spokesman previously said that UPS was "conducting an urgent investigation into this matter and regrets that the package was...
    Twitter reportedly suspended President Donald Trump’s official campaign account Thursday after it posted a video relating to the NY Post’s report on Hunter Biden. The report, which came out Wednesday, alleges that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, met with a Burisma executive in 2015. Twitter began to censor the story on its platform and then suspended multiple accounts who had shared the post. (RELATED: Twitter Is Using Its ‘Hacked Info’ Policy To Suppress The NYPost Story, But There’s One Big Problem) “Twitter has suspended @TeamTrump for posting a video calling Joe Biden a liar who has been ripping off our country for years, as it related to the @nypost article,” Mike Hahn, a social media person for the Trump campaign, tweeted. “19 days out from the election.” The tweet included a screenshot that appears to show a notice from Twitter confirming the “Team Trump” account was “locked.”...
              A bill that aims to reduce unnecessary and targeted traffic stops by limiting what police officers are lawfully allowed to pull drivers over for recently passed the General Assembly and is now awaiting a decision from the governor. Nevertheless, law enforcement opposes the legislation on the grounds that it would hurt public safety and lead to more dangers while driving. House Bill 5058, sponsored by Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington County), bars police from stopping drivers for a number of traffic offenses, many being equipment infractions, such as broken brake lights, tinted windows, noisy mufflers, suspending certain objects from the rear-view window and others. “This [legislation] bubbled up to a high level of concern because of the disproportionate number of black and brown communities that tend to be targeted for these pretextual [traffic] stops,” Hope said in an interview with The Virginia Star. “We...
    A Texas mayoral candidate has been arrested and charged with 109 felonies related to voter fraud. The Denton County Sheriff's Office arrested Zul Mirza Mohamed, a candidate for mayor in Carrollton, Texas, on Tuesday and charged him with 25 counts of unlawful possession of a ballot without the request of the voter and 84 counts of fraudulent use of a mail ballot application. The investigation into Mohamed began on Sept. 23, after the Denton County Elections Office alerted the sheriff’s department of possible fraudulent activities when absentee ballots were requested to a P.O. Box that allegedly belonged to a nursing home. Investigators contacted residents at the facility and were informed that they had not requested ballots. Police then surveilled the box, which was rented with a fake driver's license and student identification card. Mohamed allegedly picked up the ballots on Oct. 7, and a search warrant...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Fiat Chrysler is ordered to pay roughly $9.5 million stemming from its Diesel emissions investigation. According to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, FCA mislead company investors about the findings of the investigation. Investigators say the automaker would use devices to alter car emissions during testing leading to more pollution on the road. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    A Texas sheriff has been indicted on an evidence-tampering charge in the destruction of reality TV show footage amid investigations into the death of a Black man in police custody that occurred during filming for A&E Network’s real-time police show “Live PD.” Sheriff Robert Chody is facing the third-degree felony charge that is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. He was booked into jail Monday on a $10,000 bond. In June, Williamson County prosecutors announced an investigation “involving possible tampering with evidence" following the death last year of Javier Ambler. The 40-year-old Black man died after Williamson County sheriff’s deputies repeatedly used stun guns on him, despite his pleas that he was sick and couldn’t breathe. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP Williamson County deputies attempted to pull Ambler over on March 28, 2019, near downtown Austin because he failed to dim his headlights to oncoming traffic,...
    The House passed a resolution Thursday condemning “all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19” in a 243-164 vote. The measure came amid Democratic lawmakers repeatedly blasting President TrumpDonald John TrumpBarr criticizes DOJ in speech declaring all agency power 'is invested in the attorney general' Military leaders asked about using heat ray on protesters outside White House: report Powell warns failure to reach COVID-19 deal could 'scar and damage' economy MORE for referring to coronavirus as the “Chinese virus,” alleging the rhetoric has led to an influx of discrimination against Asian Americans.  The measure — spearheaded by Rep. Grace MengGrace MengClark rolls out endorsements in assistant Speaker race This week: House returns for pre-election sprint San Francisco considers changing local voting age to 16 MORE (D-N.Y.) —  highlighted that the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have stated that connecting the name of the...
    Attorney General William Barr seemed to reverse course Thursday by saying the American taxpayer would not be on the hook for any potential damages awarded in E. Jean Carrol's lawsuit relating to her allegations of rape against President Trump. "Press coverage around the country was wholly inaccurate yesterday in suggesting that this left the taxpayers on the hook for tortious conduct by government officers or employees," Barr told reporters in Arizona. "In fact, it does not. Once the United States is substituted the case is dismissed, because the United States has not waived sovereign immunity in those cases. And so, the result is dismissal of the claim. Not that the taxpayers foot the bill." Barr made the remarks at a press conference in Phoenix on Thursday while also touting the successes of Operation Crystal Shield, a federal effort to combat crystal meth distribution nationwide. The comments came after the Justice...
    The Justice Department on Tuesday sought to intervene and defend President Trump in a defamation lawsuit brought by a columnist who accused him of raping her in the 1990s. Trump has denied the allegation from E. Jean Carroll, who is suing him personally for defamation. The DOJ argued in new court filings that Trump was operating in his role as president when he denied Carroll’s allegations. “Because President Trump was acting within the scope of his office or employment at the time of the incident out of which the plaintiff’s claim arose, the United States will file a motion to substitute itself for President Trump in this action for any claim for which the [ Federal Tort Claims Act] provides the exclusive remedy,” the DOJ filing on Tuesday said. ADVICE COLUMNIST E. JEAN CARROLL SUES TRUMP FOR DEFAMATION OVER DENIAL The court papers aim to shift the New York case...
    (CNN)"Afro-Latinx." "Deadname." "Janky." These are just some of the many terms now on Dictionary.com. The dictionary website announced an update of more than 15,000 entries, refining and adding terms specifically related to race, identity, sexual orientation, and mental health."The work of a dictionary is more than just adding new words. It's an ongoing effort to ensure that how we define words reflects changes in language—and life," said John Kelly, a senior editor at Dictionary.com, in a news release. "Among our many new entries are thousands of deeper, dictionary-wide revisions that touch us on our most personal levels: how we talk about ourselves and our identities, from race to sexual orientation to mental health. Our revisions are putting people, in all their rich humanity, first, and we're extremely proud of that."It capitalizes BlackRead MoreThe update includes the capitalization of Black, an increasingly popular move by many websites and news organizations as...
    ROME — The Vatican released a joint document with the World Council of Churches (WCC) Thursday calling for greater attention to the environment in “a post-COVID-19 world.” “The human misery associated with the COVID-19 pandemic is taking place amid the broader context of the suffering of this planet,” notes the text, which bears the title “Serving a Wounded World in Interreligious Solidarity: A Christian Call to Reflection and Action During COVID-19.” The coronavirus health crisis can be seen as “a harbinger of future crises relating to climate change and the assault on biodiversity,” the document declares. “We urgently need an ecological conversion of attitudes and actions to care more effectively for our world, paying attention to the groaning of the creation.” According to the Vatican website, the document is meant to offer “a Christian basis for interreligious solidarity that can inspire and confirm the impulse to serve a world wounded...
    Angelina Jolie has had sufficient of Brad Pitt as they proceed to battle it out of their ongoing divorce and custody proceedings, a supply completely reveals within the new problem of Us Weekly. “Her stance is that he must get off his excessive horse and be cheap in return,” says the supply. Most not too long ago, the previous pair — who known as it quits in 2016 after a complete of 12 years collectively — have been at warfare over the non-public choose dealing with their case, whom the actress claims is just too near Pitt’s authorized staff.Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Shutterstock (2)“She solely needs peace and what’s honest,” even when the actor is allegedly adversarial, says the supply, particularly relating to seeing their kids: Maddox, 19, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 14, and 12-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne. Jolie, 45, is “a really protecting mum or...
    Regardless of how the upcoming school year unfolds, no one disputes that it will be affected by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. On Thursday, Pennsylvania lawmakers plan to consider a series of bills designed to ease at least some of those impacts. The Pennsylvania House Education Committee is meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday to consider a trio of bills relating to the impact of COVID-19 on education. Rep. Mike Reese, R-Mount Pleasant, is the sponsor of House Bill 2787, which would allow local school boards to decide whether they’ll allow sports to take place and whether spectators will be allowed. “On August 6th, the Governor made the shocking announcement that sports should not resume until January 2021,” Reese told his colleagues in a cosponsorship memo. “The PIAA was completely blindsided by this announcement. Students, parents, and communities are now left reeling from the uncertainty.” House Bill 2788,...
    Steve Bannon, a former adviser to US President Donald Trump, has been arrested and billed with defrauding Trump supporters in relation to a fundraising campaign to assist the making of the US-Mexico border wall.Vital details: The We Create the Wall campaign was publicised as a private fundraiser for US President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico Mr Bannon is alleged to have funnelled much more than $US1 million from the marketing campaign for individual use We Build the Wall lifted additional than $US25 million to enable develop the border wall The charges laid are conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to dedicate income laundering and were being contained in an indictment unsealed in Manhattan federal court. These billed could deal with up to 40 many years in prison. Prosecutors allege that Mr Bannon and three many others, Brian Kolfage, Andrew Badolato and Timothy Shea, “orchestrated a plan to...
    Kim Kardashian has damaged her silence on Kanye West’s ongoing bipolar dysfunction episode. On her Instagram Story, Kardashian, 39, shared she felt the necessity to touch upon her husband’s well being due to “the stigma and misconceptions about psychological well being.” “As a lot of , Kanye has bi-polar dysfunction. Anybody who has this or has a liked one of their life who does, is aware of how extremely difficult and painful it’s to grasp,” she wrote. “I’ve by no means spoken publicly about how this has affected us at dwelling as a result of I’m very protecting of our youngsters and Kanye’s proper to privateness relating to his well being. However immediately, I really feel like I ought to touch upon it due to the stigma and misconceptions about psychological well being.” Kardashian additionally defined that households who battle with somebody who suffers from psychological sickness are “powerless...
    CHICO (CBS13) – A Chico man pleaded guilty Friday to several charges relating to a high-speed 19-mile chase involving a stolen truck and an injured K9 that occurred last September, the Butte County District Attorney’s Office announced. Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey said that Daniel Thomas Hensley, 27, faces up to 14 years in prison and is scheduled to be sentenced on August 19, 2020. Hensley pleaded guilty to two counts of reckless evading, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, vehicle theft, resisting arrest and injuring a police K9. The district attorney said Henley was spotted in a Chico neighborhood on the day of the chase by a deputy who knew Hensley had an arrest warrant. Officials said Hensley sped away from authorities while driving dangerously toward Centerville. Hensley briefly got away but the truck he was in was found abandoned in the area. Hensley reportedly stole...
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