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    By Don Babwin | Associated Press CHICAGO — A man walks up to a squad car and opens fire on two sheriff’s deputies sitting inside. Two police officers are shot after responding to sounds of gunfire during a protest. The shootings — one in Los Angeles and the other 2000 miles (3,200 kilometers) away in Louisville, Kentucky, less than two weeks later — are stark reminders of the dangers law enforcement officers face at a time when anger toward them in the wake of police killings of Black Americans, such as George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, has boiled over. “I think it’s more than a suggestion that people are seeking to do harm to cops,” Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown...
    By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — A man walks up to a squad car and opens fire on two sheriff’s deputies sitting inside. Two police officers are shot after responding to sounds of gunfire during a protest. The shootings — one in Los Angeles and the other 2000 miles (3,200 kilometers) away in Louisville, Kentucky, less than two weeks later — are stark reminders of the dangers law enforcement officers face at a time when anger toward them in the wake of police killings of Black Americans, such as George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, has boiled over. “I think it’s more than a suggestion that people are seeking to do harm to cops,” Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown...
    A man walks up to a squad car and opens fire on two sheriff’s deputies sitting inside. Two police officers are shot after responding to sounds of gunfire during a protest. The shootings — one in Los Angeles and the other 2000 miles (3,200 kilometers) away in Louisville, Kentucky, less than two weeks later — are stark reminders of the dangers law enforcement officers face at a time when anger toward them in the wake of police killings of Black Americans, such as George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, has boiled over. “I think it’s more than a suggestion that people are seeking to do harm to cops,” Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown told reporters at a recent briefing. The suspect...
    A former federal agent who survived a cartel ambush in Mexico in 2011, where his partner died, set a world record by successfully making a 2010 yard handgun shot. Using a 10 mm handgun and standing without the help of a bench or rest, former ICE agent Victor Avila struck a target more than a mile away as part of a series of endeavors to give back to the community. In an exclusive interview with Breitbart Texas, Avila spoke about his record shot and his experiences in Mexico. He also discussed his current race for a city council position in South Lake, Texas. After a lifetime of police work behind the scenes on both sides of the border, Avila, a...
    Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth has endorsed President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says voters should choose who nominates Supreme Court justice Trump, Biden will not shake hands at first debate due to COVID-19 Pelosi: Trump Supreme Court pick 'threatens' Affordable Care Act MORE for re-election, saying he supported law officers “when it counted” and that he is proud to back him “as a leader who will uphold law and order.” In his USA Today op-ed endorsing Trump on Saturday, Beth said he met the president earlier this month during his visit to Kenosha amid widespread protests against racial injustice following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man whose family said was left partially paralyzed in August after being shot...
    PORTLAND (AP) — Law enforcement declared an unlawful assembly late Saturday, forcing protesters from downtown Portland, Oregon, and making several arrests, just hours after demonstrations earlier in the day ended without many reports of violence. Hundreds of people were gathered downtown in Oregon’s largest city when the unlawful assembly was announced just before midnight by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. Images showed protesters crowded in and around a park near the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse — the same courthouse that had been the scene of nightly unrest over the summer. A protester was seen burning an American flag. Earlier, protesters had shot fireworks at police. Video posted by KOIN-TV showed officers warn that protesters who hurl projectiles will...
    A Pennsylvania sheriff who describes himself as a lifelong Democrat is backing President Trump amid nationwide unrest and calls to defund police. "I didn't leave the Democratic Party, it left me," Westmoreland County Sheriff James Albert said Saturday on "Fox & Friends Weekend." "The past few months with the goings-on in the news media with the protests, the riots, the looting, burning, assaults on law enforcement ... the silence of the Democratic Party was deafening," he said. TRUMP HEADS TO PENNSYLVANIA FOR THE SECOND TIME IN A WEEK: WHAT'S AT STAKE After more than 40 years in law enforcement as a Democrat, Albert, 70, switched to the Republican Party on Monday. Video"I always considered myself a conservative Democrat," he said. "As the time went on and the party moved to the left, I started to...
    Federal Trade Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter participates in a privacy roundtable at CES 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 7, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)David Becker | Getty Images News | Getty Images Like workers across America, Rebecca Kelly Slaughter has been thinking this summer about how to make her workplace antiracist. She was on maternity leave as the country erupted in unrest, demanding an end to racial injustice in protests spurred by the killing of George Floyd, a Black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer kept his knee on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes.  Unlike many workers, however, Slaughter's decisions can have a substantial impact on consumers around the...
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The city of Ann Arbor has decriminalized psychedelic plants and fungi, including magic mushrooms, and police officers will no longer make them an enforcement focus. City Council voted unanimously Sept. 21 in favor of a resolution declaring it the city’s lowest law enforcement priority, MLive.com reported. It means that authorities won't investigate and arrest anyone for planting, cultivating, buying, transporting, distributing, engaging in practices with or possessing “entheogenic plants” or plant compounds. The resolution defines entheogenic plants as plants and fungi that contain indole amines, tryptamines and phenethylamines “that can benefit psychological and physical wellness, support and enhance religious and spiritual practices, and can reestablish human’s inalienable and direct relationship to nature.” The move applies...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A third night of protests is planned for Friday in downtown Sacramento over the grand jury decision not to charge the officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor earlier this year. Friday night’s events are expected to begin at around 8 p.m. in downtown. An exact location has not yet been confirmed. Thursday night’s protest was a bit more eventful than the first night of protests on Wednesday, which remained mostly peaceful. Last night, protesters were met with law enforcement in full riot gear and less-than-lethal weapons. Protesters marched to different government buildings, including the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office where crowds were face-to-face with law enforcement. The crowd eventually arrived at DOCO, where some stopped...
    SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (KABC) -- The shooting death of a homeless man by a sheriff's deputy outside a San Clemente hotel has raised questions about how law enforcement interacts with the homeless.Both the Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes and local advocates for the homeless community are calling for a new approach.Video taken by a hotel surveillance camera captured the incident Wednesday afternoon. Two homeless outreach deputies had attempted to stop 42-year-old Kurt Andras Reinhold in the street. The encounter ended in a struggle in which Reinhold is accused of grabbing one deputy's gun, prompting the other deputy to fire.WATCH: Video shows struggle between homeless man, OC deputies before fatal shooting in San ClementeEMBED More News Videos Surveillance and cellphone video...
    Democrat Oregon Governor Kate Brown has declared a state of emergency in Portland for the first time, apparently in response to the anticipated arrival this weekend of right-wing protesters. Left-wing protesters have staged almost nightly riots in the city for more than three months. Brown’s order gives authority to the Oregon State Police and the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office to control crowds expected on Saturday as the far-right Proud Boys are expected to rally in Portland. This means that the Portland Police Bureau will follow the lead of those two law enforcement agencies, Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) reported on the development. In a press conference announcing the decision, Brown cited a pattern that has repeatedly played out in the city...
    COLUMBUS — The Ohio Senate passed a resolution Wednesday which calls for justice for victims of police violence while blocking attempts by local governments to defund the police. Introduced by the Government Oversight and Reform Committee, the Senate voted unanimously with bipartisan support to adopt Senate Concurrent Resolution 16. A member of the committee, Sen. Terry Johnson, R-McDermott of Senate District 14, believed the resolution showed the state supported multiple sides in what has become a divided issue across the country. “I sympathize with victims of excessive use of force by law enforcement,” said Johnson, who represents Adams, Brown, Clermont, Scioto and parts of Lawrence counties. “Excessive force and brutality cannot be tolerated in our communities, and offenders will be...
    By TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee prosecutors are at odds over whether to enforce a new law that requires abortion providers to tell their patients it may be possible to reverse the action of abortion medication half-way through the procedure. Doctors who do not comply could face felony charges, fines and lawsuits. In a Thursday filing, Davidson County District Attorney General Glenn Funk wrote that he does not believe the law is constitutional and does not intend to enforce it. “I will not prosecute any woman who chooses to have a medical procedure to terminate a pregnancy or any medical doctor who performs this procedure at the request of their patient," Funk declared in a court...
    Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said President Trump called him Wednesday night and they agreed that federal reinforcements were not immediately needed despite a new wave of protests that saw two police officers shot and more than 100 people arrested. Beshear said he and Trump agreed local law enforcement agencies have enough staff to handle the demonstrations. "He did make an offer, if at a later point we needed additional assistance, he would provide it. He stated, and I agreed, that at this time we have appropriate levels of law enforcement or peacekeepers there," Beshear said, according to WLKY-TV. "It was a good call. I appreciate him making it." REPORTER RECALLS SHOOTING IN LOUSIVILLE FOLLOWING TAYLOR DECISION  VideoHe said the state has the ability to increase...
    (WNEM) – News of the Breonna Taylor case has led to intense scrutiny over the use of no knock warrants, which true to its name, are what allow police to enter a premise without knocking or having to make their presence known. “The warrants are issued when entry would lead to the destruction of the objects that are being searched for by the police, or when it might compromise the safety of the police officers who are doing the search,” Genesee County David Leyton said. He says in Michigan no-knock warrants are legal, but he says in his jurisdiction, are used on a limited basis. And law enforcement officials, such as former Buena Vista Police Chief Brian Booker say the...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Protesters took to the streets of Sacramento for the second night in a row over the Breonna Taylor grand jury decision. This time, protesters were met with law enforcement in full riot gear and less-than-lethal weapons. Protesters marched to different government buildings and DOCO where some stopped to burn an American flag in the street. One of the protest’s leaders said she’s questioning the priorities of law enforcement. “I feel like they should be protecting us instead of a building because we’re the ones who are under fire,” she said. “It’s our lives that are being taken not this building.” Get the app: Download the CBS Sacramento News app for iOS and Android While there were...
    President Trump on Thursday accused 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden of pushing an "anti-police crusade." "Biden's anti-police crusade must stop," Trump said. "I will always stand with the heroes of law enforcement." The president, who has been campaigning largely on a pro-law-and-order message as crime spikes in major cities across the country amid civil unrest, was speaking at a rally in Jacksonville, Fla. "Joe Biden is weak as hell," Trump said of the former vice president's stance on law and order earlier in the rally. "He surrendered his party of flag burners, rioters and anti-police radicals. ... The Democrat Party's war on cops is putting police lives in danger." Air Force One stages behind a President Donald Trump campaign...
    A bipartisan group of Georgia Sheriffs and law enforcement officials have endorsed Senator David Perdue in his re-election campaign ahead of the November race in which he faces Libertarian Shane Hazel and Democrat Jon Ossoff. In a news release announcing the endorsements, the Perdue campaign said the support from law enforcement reflects Perdue’s ‘proven commitment to upholding law and order and his opposition to the radical “Defund the Police” movement.’ The Perdue Public Safety Leadership Committee includes 93 sheriffs and law enforcement leaders, as well as Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr and Georgia Insurance Commissioner and former police chief John King. The Georgia Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) also endorsed...
    The sight of militiamen in a major U.S. city terrified some and thrilled others after videos of dozens of armed, camouflage-wearing men walking around downtown Louisville Wednesday night surfaced online. The Kentucky militia sighting following the attorney general's decision not to prosecute police for the death of Breonna Taylor is part of a growing trend of citizens taking law enforcement responsibilities into their own hands, as others have similarly did in Kenosha, Wisconsin, earlier this summer and Ferguson, Missouri, in 2015. Former law enforcement and national security experts are divided on the legality of such groups patrolling the streets. One terrorism analyst said the militia in Louisville was a group of terrorists because it imposed the "threat of...
              Live from Music Row Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed all-star panelist, Dr. Carol Swain, to the studio to promote her upcoming virtual national law enforcement tribute. Leahy: Carol, you are always doing important things. And you have a very important thing coming up next month. Tell us about what this is and provide more details. Swain: It’s October 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. It’s a national tribute to our law enforcement officers around the nation. And we have the noted Civil Rights activist Bob Woodson. Leahy: Great guy....
              Democrats in the state Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee on Thursday advanced numerous House bills relating to policing and justice reform and COVID-19. All together the committee considered 20 bills during the meeting and hastily reported 19 to be considered on the Senate Floor on Friday or sometime next week. Despite Democrats holding an 11-person majority in the Finance and Appropriations Committee, Republican members voted against nearly every bill, except for two pieces of legislation, one of which was passed by indefinitely unanimously. Most of the legislation considered Thursday were either similar or the same as already-passed Senate bills, meaning the arguments of opposition are not entirely new. The Republican senators who voted...
    Two law enforcement experts said the majority of U.S. police departments train officers under a concept known as the “use of force continuum,” where tactics escalate if a situation becomes violent or a suspect becomes uncooperative.   Both of the training authorities agreed that officer discretion is a vital component of the continuum, as real world situations don’t always play out as intended.  The continuum has its flaws, as some officers are prone to escalate too quickly and others are reluctant to use a proper amount of force. Police are trained to evaluate situations to determine whether the use of deadly force with a firearm is necessary, but they often need to rely on situational discretion for scenarios...
    George Floyd’s death prompted lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to consider ways to reform policing. Some of their suggestions hold promise. But other radical ideas are wide of the mark and, if enacted, would pose a serious threat to public safety. Eliminating qualified immunity falls squarely in that category. Qualified immunity is a legal doctrine that prevents law-enforcement officers and other officials from being personally subjected to civil lawsuits when they have acted lawfully and haven’t violated clearly established rights. The US Supreme Court has repeatedly observed that qualified immunity from civil suits is critical to preserving safety and ensuring a robust police force. Qualified immunity is not a get-out-of-jail-free card for abusive policing. Criminal charges already can...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland’s Law Enforcement Bill of Rights could be repealed amid nationwide calls for policing reforms. A state Senate hearing outside of session concluded a third day of hearings Thursday after discussing 15 bills aimed at reforming police departments. Family members of those killed by police officers tested before the committee Thursday as members debate the bills. Lawmakers are considering repealing the law enforcement bill of rights, which grants officers broad protections. Critics say it stands in the way of disciplining and prosecuting officers. “In case after case, LEOBOR has made it harder for our office to investigate officer actions, harder to make charges stick,” Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said. Mosby pointed out the bill...
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Highway Patrol is looking for new troopers. Applications for the upcoming Cadet Class 65, which will begin in early 2021, can be obtained from any MHP District Office, Driver Service Office, and the Human Resources Office located at Headquarters in Jackson. A downloadable application is also available at https://www.dps.ms.gov, WLBT-TV reported. “The need for men and women of integrity, moral character and a desire to serve their state has never been greater or more important than it is today,” said Col. Randy Ginn, director of the MHP. “Becoming a part of the Mississippi Highway Patrol Cadet Class 65 is a great opportunity for anyone seeking a career in law enforcement that is full of...
    EXCLUSIVE -- The Justice Department announced Thursday it has charged more than 300 people with crimes committed “under the guise” of peaceful demonstrations since the end of May.Those crimes have included attempted murder, assaulting a law enforcement officer, arson and damaging federal property. Approximately 80 people have been charged with crimes associated with arson and explosives. Another 15 have been charged with damaging federal property, according to the DOJ. Roughly 35 have been charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer. All but one of those alleged crimes took place in Oregon, the other in Massachusetts. Another 30 people have been charged with offenses related to civil disorder. This is a developing story; check back for updates. Fox News' Jake Gibson contributed to this report.
    Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth introduced legislation that would prohibit federal law enforcement officers from wearing camouflage uniforms. The Democrat said this sort of attire worn by officers led citizens to confuse them with members of the National Guard, citing federal officers deployed to respond to the unrest this summer in Portland, Oregon, as one example. "The Trump administration’s decision to deploy federal law enforcement officers outfitted in camouflage uniforms in response to those protesting the death of George Floyd and other black Americans blurred the lines between military service members and law enforcement officers while causing even more fear and division," Duckworth said on Wednesday. The Clear Visual Distinction Between Military and Law Enforcement Act seeks to forbid federal...
    SAN ANTONIO – With more than three months left in 2020, more people have been shot and killed in Bexar County by law enforcement officers than 2019, according to state records and analysis by KSAT. As of Wednesday, Bexar County has recorded 19 instances of a peace officer shooting a civilian in 2020, 11 of which were fatal. In 16 of those instances, the person who was shot was armed with some type of weapon, according to data provided by the Texas Justice Initiative and the Texas Attorney General’s Office. Last year, 18 people were shot in Bexar County by peace officers. Ten of those shootings were fatal, records showed. So far in 2020, two San Antonio Police Department officers...
    President Trump on Tuesday night reveled in the recollection of police roughing up a journalist, calling it "a beautiful sight." Mr. Trump was met with cheers and laughter by his supporters at a Pittsburgh rally, as he recounted a story of law enforcement throwing aside a reporter in Minneapolis "like he was a little bag of popcorn." Mr. Trump did not name the journalist or outlet he was referring to, although Minneapolis state police at one point did arrest a Black CNN reporter, Omar Jimenez, along with his crew, live as he was reporting, and other journalists were teargassed during the violence.  The president went on to say that the National Guard "cured" Minneapolis when forces arrived on scene earlier this...
    A Florida sheriff held up photos showing the difference between a peaceful protest and a riot during a press conference announcing stricter laws on violent protesters. “I can tell you folks so that there’s no misunderstanding today,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said Monday while holding up two photos. “This is a peaceful protest. This is a riot. We can tell the difference. The governor can tell the difference. Our law enforcement officers can tell the difference.” In typical Grady Judd fashion, the Polk Co. sheriff brought cue cards to the governor's press conference to help illustrate the difference between peaceful protests and riots. https://t.co/HnbIjrbxmS pic.twitter.com/5BUA8uFOki— WFLA NEWS (@WFLA) September 21, 2020 “I truly believe in our God-given right...
    By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A statewide standard for Ohio police departments to follow when dealing with mass protests could assist small agencies that don't have experience in handling such demonstrations and give bigger departments the chance to review procedures, according to the head of the state's criminal justice services office. Anyone watching the news in May and June saw protests of police brutality and racism with little to no conflict, often with police officers marching alongside protesters, but they also saw “things that didn't go so well,” said Karhlton Moore, director of the Office of Criminal Justice Services. “If you’re an objective person you would look at that and say, ‘That’s probably not the best...
    SEGUIN, Texas – A 30-year-old man led law enforcement on a 60-mile chase through three counties before he was finally apprehended in Gonzales County. According to the Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy tried to pull over Patrick Ford for a traffic violation Friday. But Ford never stopped and led deputies on the chase through Guadalupe, Wilson and Gonzales counties, officials said. During the chase, Ford threw out multiple packages filled with marijuana and other designer drugs, officials said. Ford stopped his vehicle and tried to make a run for it but was apprehended after a brief foot chase, officials said. He now faces 11 charges, including possession of drugs, evading arrest and tampering with evidence. Ford is being held...
    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that one of its law enforcement horses has passed away. Kobe’s end of watch was listed as Friday, Sept. 18. (credit: Arapahoe County Sheriff) “A few days ago, Kobe succumbed to old age,” the sheriff’s office tweeted. “We will always remember you. Thank you for your many years of service.” Kobe served on the mounted patrol unit. (credit: Arapahoe County Sheriff) The sheriff’s office said Kobe had recently visited with students from the Colorado Center for the Blind and shared photos on Twitter. (credit: Arapahoe County Sheriff)
    U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler has filed legislation to make the murder of a federal, state or local law enforcement officer a federal offense that can be punished by life in prison or death. Loeffler and Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton introduced the Defending Our Defenders Act this week, following last week’s call in which Loeffler called for ‘convicted cop killers in America to be sentenced to the death penalty.’ Under federal law, a person who commits the act of murder against a federal law enforcement officer can already be punished by death, as can a state or local official assisting a federal law enforcement official. This measure merely adds local and state law enforcement officials...
    Actress Alyssa Milano called the police when she thought a gunman was on her property, after advocating to defund law enforcement earlier this summer. Milano called 911 on Sunday morning after she and her husband heard gunshots on their Southern California property. Seven Ventura County Sheriff’s vehicles arrived to investigate the gunshots. The deputies were carrying rifles and wore tactical helmets. A fire department vehicle, a helicopter, and a K-9 unit were also called to the scene. “We first noticed the helicopter circling overhead very low and knew something was going on, it's usually such a quiet community,” a resident of the neighborhood where Milano lives with her husband and two children said. “Then, we saw all the...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP)  — The Canadian woman accused of mailing packages containing ricin to Texas law enforcement and the White House has been identified. Pascale Ferrier, of Quebec, was arrested Sunday at the New York-Canada border and is due to make her first court appearance Tuesday afternoon in federal court in New York. According to court papers filed Tuesday, the package sent to the White House included a threatening letter in which she told President Donald Trump to “give up and remove your application for this election.” Among other things, Ferrier faces a charge of threatening the president. The envelope containing the toxic substance and the threatening letter was addressed to the White House but intercepted at a mail sorting...
    The US Justice Department (DOJ) announced on Tuesday the results of an international law enforcement operation aimed at taking down drug traffickers on the dark web. Hide Known as Operation DisrupTor, named after the anonymity network Tor that’s used by many to access the dark web, the effort lead to more than 170 arrests and the seizure of over $6.5 million. Hide International Law Enforcement Operation Targeting Opioid Traffickers on the Darknet Results in over 170 Arrests Worldwide & the Seizure of Weapons, Drugs & over $6.5 Millionhttps://t.co/D2AZzLijAk pic.twitter.com/SNLkEhvgEA— Justice Department (@TheJusticeDept) September 22, 2020 The operation came after a similar law enforcement investigation last year led to the takedown of Wall Street Market, a major dark web hub for...
    Authorities have identified a child killed in a triple shooting in Kansas City, Mo. as a 1-year-old boy, making him the city's youngest homicide victim this year, police said. Tyron Payton was in the back seat of a car with three adults when someone opened fire on their vehicle Monday afternoon, police said. The driver of the bullet-riddled car sped to a local fire station to ask for help, authorities said. OPERATION LEGEND LEADS TO 2,000 ARRESTS SINCE JULY, INCLUDING NEARLY 150 WANTED FOR MURDER: US ATTORNEY Firefighters and medics tended to Tyron and an unidentified man and woman who had been injured, police said. All three were taken to a hospital, where the boy later died. Federal agents have been sent...
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The state of Florida is going to get tough on people who engage in violence during protests, Florida’s Republican governor said Monday in announcing new legislation. Gov. Ron DeSantis said his proposed legislation will impose felony-level penalties on anyone at a gathering of seven or more people where property damage or injury occurs. But his proposal specified there would be no liability for injury or death caused by a driver “fleeing for safety from a mob.” Florida’s Legislature won’t begin its annual 60-day session until March, so it’s somewhat unusual for the governor to announce a legislative proposal so far in advance. But DeSantis has the support of incoming Senate President-designate Wilton Simpson and House...
    The woman accused of mailing envelope containing ricin to President Trump and to to law enforcement in Texas has been identified as a 53-year-old a French-born resident of Quebec who previously served time in a Texas jail. Court records first obtained by CBC named the suspect as Pascale Ferrier, who was arrested on Sunday by the US Customs and Border Protection on the US-Canada border near Buffalo, New York.  She is expected to make her initial appearance in federal court in Buffalo later today.   Named: Pascale Ferrier, 53, a French-born resident of Quebec, has been identified as the woman suspected of mailing ricin letters to President Trump at the White House Authorities believe Ferrier sent a total of six letters; one...
    The Camden County Sheriff’s Office participated with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), the St. Marys Police Department, and the Savannah Police Department in an Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) joint operation. There were four people arrested as a result of the law enforcement operation. Sheriff Jim Proctor commented “As a result of law enforcement agencies working together four people, whose intentions were too prey upon the children of this community, were arrested. I applaud the work of all members of the team who captured these people before they could victimize a child.” The four people who were arrested are as follows; Charles (Chuck) Brazell, age 50, 100 Hygrangea...
            by Debra Heine  The Department of Justice on Monday identified three cities – New York City, Portland, and Seattle – as jurisdictions that have permitted “violence and destruction of property,” thereby meeting President Trump’s criteria for withholding federal funding to those areas. Earlier this month, the president issued a memorandum asking the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Secretary of Homeland Security, and Attorney General Barr to list the areas that “have permitted violence and the destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract these criminal activities.” Trump called the cities “anarchist jurisdictions” and asked the OMB to issue guidance to the heads of executive departments and agencies “restricting...
    The woman accused of mailing an envelope containing ricin to President Trump is also suspected of sending additional poisoned envelopes to law enforcement in Texas. The first letter was intercepted earlier this week at the final offsite processing facility where mail is screened before it reaches the White House. A preliminary investigation confirmed the presence of ricin from Canada. An unidentified woman was arrested on Sunday by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge crossing near Buffalo, New York.  The woman is expected to face federal charges, three law enforcement officials told The Associated Press, and is set to appear in federal court in Buffalo on Tuesday.  Authorities believe she sent a total of six letters; one...
    A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to the White House, has been arrested at the New York-Canada border. The woman is also suspected of sending similar poisoned envelopes to law enforcement agencies in Texas, officials said Monday. The letter had been intercepted earlier this week before it reached the White House. The woman was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo and is expected to face federal charges, three law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. CBS News has also learned that the woman was carrying a gun when she was arrested. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Her...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced legislation against violent protesters with penalties he compared to a “ton of bricks” raining down on them. DeSantis, speaking to reporters on Monday at the Polk County Sheriff's Office, said the bill would provide mandatory jail time for those who hit law enforcement officers, in addition to levying felonies against protesters who damage property or injure others. The bill would also prevent protesters who commit crimes from being employed by the state or receiving state benefits, according to Politico. “We’re not going to go down the road that other places have gone,” the governor said. “If you do it, and you know that a ton of bricks will rain down on you, then...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday put forth new legislation aimed at protesters. oe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday released a list of proposed reforms that target protesters and increase penalties for actions like toppling monuments or blocking roadways.  Among the proposals is protection for drivers who kill or injure protesters if they're "fleeing for safety from a mob."  Among other changes, the bill would also deny bail to anyone arrested for a crime "during a violent or disorderly assembly" until their first appearance in court. Micah Kubic, executive director of the ACLU of Florida, described DeSantis as cracking down on "his disdain for dissent" instead of "addressing the violence protesters...
    A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to the White House, has been arrested at the New York-Canada border and is also suspected of sending similar poisoned envelopes to law enforcement agencies in Texas, officials said Monday. The letter had been intercepted earlier this week before it reached the White House. The woman was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo and is expected to face federal charges, three law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. Her name was not immediately released, but the woman was expected to appear in federal court in Buffalo on Tuesday. The letter addressed to the White...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft says he wants a judge to destroy the controversial spa recordings that landed him with prostitution charges. Kraft’s legal team called it an “illegal and unconstitutional sneak and peek warrant” by Jupiter police. In February of 2019, authorities said Kraft faced two counts of soliciting and another to commit prostitution after secretly recorded video allegedly showed him at a Jupiter massage parlor paying for sex acts. However, the recent court ruling barred the videos from being used at trial. “The type of law enforcement surveillance utilized in these cases is extreme,” said the 23-page ruling, written by Judge Cory Ciklin and joined by Judges Robert Gross and Melanie May. “While there...
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced new legislation Monday that would increase the penalties for anyone involved in a “violent or disorderly assembly.” The bill would also prohibit state funding for any local government that cuts their police budget. “Recently in our country we have seen attacks on law enforcement, we have seen disorder and tumult in many cities and across the country,” the governor said during a Monday press conference. “And I think that this has been a really really sad chapter in American history.” (RELATED: Governor DeSantis Sending Florida National Guard To Help With D.C. Protests) “I think we need to do more in terms of having a strong legislative response so that we do not always have to...
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced a list of cities or “jurisdictions” in response to a Presidential Memorandum to review federal funding for cities where ongoing violent protests and riots have destroyed property and even resulted in deaths. The DOJ said on Monday that Seattle, Portland, and New York City are on the list for review after President Donald Trump said cities that are permitting “anarchy, violence and destruction of American cities,” should not receive federal funding. The memorandum said, in part: It is the policy and purpose of the United States Government to protect the lives and property of all people in the United States from unlawful acts of violence and destruction.  Without law and order, democracy cannot function....
    A woman accused of sending a letter containing ricin to President Trump is also suspected of mailing the highly-potent poison to law enforcement agencies in Texas, sources close to the matter said Monday. The woman, who was not identified prior to her initial court appearance, was taken into custody Sunday by US Customs and Border Protection agents at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo, New York. She was expected to appear in federal court Tuesday in Buffalo to face charges, three law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. The letter, which appeared to have been sent from Canada, was intercepted last week at a government facility that screens mail addressed to the White House and President Trump. Two tests...
    By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The state of Florida is going to get tough on people who engage in violence during protests, Florida's Republican governor said Monday in announcing new legislation. Gov. Ron DeSantis said his proposed legislation will impose felony-level penalties on anyone who damages property, causes injury or destroys public property during a protest. “Recently in our country we have seen attacks on law enforcement, we've seen disorder and tumult in many cities,” DeSantis said. Florida's Legislature won't begin its annual 60-day session until March, so it's somewhat unusual for the governor to announce a legislative proposal so far in advance. But DeSantis has the support of incoming Senate President-designate Wilton Simpson and House...
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The state of Florida is going to get tough on people who engage in violence during protests, Florida’s Republican governor said Monday in announcing new legislation. Gov. Ron DeSantis said his proposed legislation will impose felony-level penalties on anyone who damages property, causes injury or destroys public property during a protest. “Recently in our country we have seen attacks on law enforcement, we’ve seen disorder and tumult in many cities,” DeSantis said. Florida’s Legislature won’t begin its annual 60-day session until March, so it’s somewhat unusual for the governor to announce a legislative proposal so far in advance. But DeSantis has the support of incoming Senate President-designate Wilton Simpson and House Speaker-designate Chris Sprowls, along...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has proposed new legislation that would penalize cities for defunding law enforcement agencies and charge violent protesters with new felonies. DeSantis made his announcement Monday backed by law enforcement and legislative leaders. He said the state is going to get tough on anyone who participates in disorderly protests that cause property damage or injury. “We need to do more in terms of a strong legislative response so we do not always have to play whack-a-mole any time you have situations like this develop,” DeSantis said. The proposed package would also strip municipalities of state money if they defund law enforcement. It would also create new penalties for people who harass people in restaurants,...
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced new legislation Monday that would create additional felonies to punish protesters who turn violent and would create severe penalities for cities that elect to defund or disband their police departments. Local Miami news reports that “violent protesters and looters would face new felonies” under the legislation, particularly if they damage property as part of their demonstrations, engage in “disorderly” conduct,” or assault a law enforcement officer. If caught and convicted, violent protesters could lose their access to state-based welfare programs, DeSantis said. “DeSantis told reporters during a news briefing at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office the bill would charge protesters with felonies for damaging property and inflicting injuries, as well as sentence them to mandatory...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisNames to watch as Trump picks Ginsburg replacement on Supreme Court Key swing-state election lawsuits could help shape the presidential race First death reported from Hurricane Sally in Alabama MORE (R) unveiled legislation on Monday that would halt state funding to any cities or jurisdictions that cut law enforcement budgets and also instituted new penalties for protests where authorities say violence or vandalism has occurred. A summary of the legislation tweeted by DeSantis contained a list of new felony charges for protesters who block traffic, harass people in private establishments, or assault members of law enforcement as well as language aimed at countering calls to defund law enforcement agencies in the wake of protests against the...
    A Fitchburg man has admitted to making and distributing child pornography with numerous victims younger than 12 years old. He was caught due to an undercover officer. Ryan Decarolis, 27, of Fitchburg, pleaded guilty on Monday, Sept. 21, in U.S. District Court, to five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, two counts of distribution of child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Massachusetts. Decarolis was busted by an undercover officer, according to court documents. In 2019, law enforcement agents had taken over the social media account of an alleged child pornographer who, at that point, had already been charged with crimes against minors. Decarolis unknowingly communicated with the...
    Bradley Cortright September 21, 2020 0 Comments The Department of Justice (DOJ) says that at least three American cities have been “permitting violence and destruction of property.” That finding comes weeks after President Donald Trump issued a memorandum directing federal agencies to examine the matter. The department said in a press release that New York City, Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Wisconsin, have allowed violence to continue while not taking “reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities.” In a statement on Monday, Attorney General William Barr said, “When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are trying to peacefully assemble and protest.” “We cannot...
    Photo by Dave DeckerIn response to increased protests, which have spawned violence and looting in parts of the country, Gov. Ron DeSantis and leading lawmakers standing beside law enforcement officers unveiled a plan cracking down on violent demonstrations. The proposed legislation, titled the “Combating Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act,” creates new offenses targeting violence at protests, increases penalties and implements other hardline actions. One “citizen and taxpayer protection measure” would prohibit state grants and aid to local governments that slash law enforcement budgets, a direct counter to the “Defund the Police” movement. “If you defund the police, then the state is going to defund any grant or aid coming to you,” DeSantis told reporters. That legislation would be...
    The Nebraska bar owner charged for fatally shooting a protester shot himself in Portland, Oregon, law enforcement officials said Sunday. Jake Gardner, 38, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound near a medical clinic, law enforcement officials said, the Omaha World-Herald reported. Hillsboro police found Gardner around noon. Gardner’s attorneys, Stu Dornan and Tom Monaghan, said he would turn himself in after he was indicted by a grand jury and charged with manslaughter last week, the World-Herald reported. (RELATED: Bar Owner Who Said He Shot Protester In Self-Defense Charged With Manslaughter) In a stunning development, Jake Gardner — the white bar owner indicted in the killing of a 22-year-old Black man during protests in downtown Omaha — has been found dead...
    WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The woman suspected of trying to send an envelope containing the poison ricin to the White House is also suspected of sending similar letters with poison inside to several Texas law enforcement agencies. The woman, whose name has not been released, was arrested at the New York-Canada border and is expected to appear in federal court on Monday. The woman was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo and is expected to face federal charges, three law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. The letter addressed to the White House was intercepted earlier this week before it reached its destination. The letter appeared to have originated...
    The Justice Department announced Monday that New York City, Seattle and Portland would be designated as jurisdictions "permitting violence and destruction of property" under President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden leads Trump by 36 points nationally among Latinos: poll Trump dismisses climate change role in fires, says Newsom needs to manage forest better Jimmy Kimmel hits Trump for rallies while hosting Emmy Awards MORE's early-September order requiring federal agencies to submit potential funding cuts for cities "permitting anarchy." In a statement, the agency hit leaders of the three cities for rejecting federal law enforcement assistance in quelling protests while pointing to ongoing demonstrations that have continued for weeks over the treatment of Black Americans by law enforcement. “When state and local leaders...
    Attorney General William Barr identified New York City, Seattle, and Portland as three cities that have “permitted violence and destruction of property to persist” following President Trump’s executive order on limiting federal funds to “anarchist jurisdictions” in the United States. The Justice Department announced on Monday that those cities “have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities” amid months of violence following the death in police custody of George Floyd, which resulted in nationwide protests as well as clashes with police, looting, rioting, arson, and more. “When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are...
    NEW YORK -- The U.S. Department Of Justice identified New York City, Portland, and Seattle as jurisdictions permitting violence and destruction of property on Monday morning.The DOJ says the three cities have permitted violence and destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities.The list, which will be updated, was published on DOJ's website Monday in response to President Trump's memorandum of September 2, 2020, entitled "Memorandum on Reviewing Funding to State and Local Government Recipients That Are Permitting Anarchy, Violence, and Destruction in American Cities.""When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those...
    U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr on Monday said New York City risks losing federal funding for “endangering innocent citizens” by allowing widespread violence and destruction and preventing police from doing their jobs. Portland, Oregon and Seattle were included in a list released Monday by the Justice Department of jurisdictions that “have permitted violence and destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities.” Shootings in New York City “have been on the rise since looting and protests began on or about May 28, 2020,” the U.S. Department of Justice reported on Monday. “For July 2020, shootings increased from 88 to 244, an increase of 177% over July 2019,” the Justice Department reported....
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The U.S. Department Of Justice identified New York City, Portland, and Seattle as jurisdictions permitting violence and destruction of property on Monday morning.The DOJ says the three cities have permitted violence and destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities.The list, which will be updated, was published on DOJ's website Monday in response to President Trump's memorandum of September 2, 2020, entitled "Memorandum on Reviewing Funding to State and Local Government Recipients That Are Permitting Anarchy, Violence, and Destruction in American Cities.""When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The U.S. Department Of Justice identified New York City, Portland, and Seattle as jurisdictions permitting violence and destruction of property on Monday morning.The DOJ says the three cities have permitted violence and destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities.The list, which will be updated, was published on DOJ's website Monday in response to President Trump's memorandum of September 2, 2020, entitled "Memorandum on Reviewing Funding to State and Local Government Recipients That Are Permitting Anarchy, Violence, and Destruction in American Cities.""When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The U.S. Department Of Justice identified New York City, Portland, and Seattle as jurisdictions permitting violence and destruction of property on Monday morning.The DOJ says the three cities have permitted violence and destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities.The list, which will be updated, was published on DOJ's website Monday in response to President Trump's memorandum of September 2, 2020, entitled "Memorandum on Reviewing Funding to State and Local Government Recipients That Are Permitting Anarchy, Violence, and Destruction in American Cities.""When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including...
    The Department of Justice released details early on Monday morning explaining why three Democrat-controlled cities have been designated “anarchist jurisdictions.” The DOJ identified the cities as being cities that permitted extremist violence and destruction of property to continue while taking action to stop the criminal acts. The department designated New York City, Portland, and Seattle as being “anarchist jurisdictions.” The DOJ released the following criteria for evaluating whether a U.S. city is a “anarchist jurisdiction”: Whether a jurisdiction forbids the police force from intervening to restore order amid widespread or sustained violence or destruction. Whether a jurisdiction has withdrawn law enforcement protection from a geographical area or structure that law enforcement officers are lawfully entitled to access but have...
    President Donald Trump at a rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Saturday. A suspect in the potential ricin assassination attempt on President Donald Trump was arrested at the U.S. border with Canada, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in an Axios report. She had been trying to enter New York, authorities said. The woman was apprehended while crossing the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo, New York, say three law enforcement officials cited by The Associated Press. Sources said they were not authorized to discuss this publicly, and spoke on condition of anonymity. WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to White House, has been arrested at the New...
    Two police training experts told the Daily Caller News Foundation in separate interviews that use of force training is lacking throughout the country. The experts said departments rely on a concept known as the “use of force continuum,” where officers gradually escalate their tactics if a suspect is not complying with directives. The professionals blame “low level” instruction and a lack of unified standards for the poor instruction, adding that decisions to defund the police would make matters worse.  Two law enforcement training experts from different parts of the country said traditional use of force instruction is severely lacking as calls for police reform and nationwide unrest continue to grow. The Daily Caller News Foundation spoke with John...
    A woman suspected of sending a letter containing the poison ricin to President Donald Trump was arrested as she tried to enter the US from Canada at a border crossing in New York state, a US law enforcement official said. The woman was carrying a gun and arrested by US authorities, according to the law enforcement official. US prosecutors in Washington, DC, are expected to bring charges against her. This story is breaking and will be updated.
    Authorities have detained a person suspected of mailing President Trump a package containing the highly-toxic poison ricin, an official said Sunday. The suspect was picked up by US Customs and Border Protection agents, a federal law enforcement official told NBC News. Other details about the suspect and arrest were not immediately available. It was reported Saturday that federal officials last week intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House containing the poisonous substance. The package was detected at a government facility that screens mail addressed to the White House and President Donald Trump. Two tests were done to confirm the presence of ricin in the package, law enforcement sources told CNN. In 2018, a former sailor was arrested in Utah...
    Authorities have detained a person suspected of mailing President Trump a package containing the highly-toxic poison ricin, an official said Sunday. The suspect was picked up by US Customs and Border Protection agents, a federal law enforcement official told NBC News. Other details about the suspect and arrest were not immediately available. It was reported Saturday that federal officials last week intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House containing the poisonous substance. The package was detected at a government facility that screens mail addressed to the White House and President Donald Trump. Two tests were done to confirm the presence of ricin in the package, law enforcement sources told CNN. In 2018, a former sailor was arrested in Utah for...
    A suspect has been taken into custody for allegedly sending a package containing the poison ricin to Donald Trump.  The package addressed to the president was intercepted by law enforcement earlier this week. All packages addressed to the White House are sorted and screened at a secure offsite facility prior to delivery.  Two law enforcement sources told CNN that two tests were done to confirm the presence of ricin. The envelope to the White House was caught at the final offsite processing facility where mail is screened before being sent to the White House mail room.  Investigators believe that it was sent from Canada, a law enforcement official told the New York Times.  The Secret Service has intercepted a package addressed...
    BOSTON (AP) — Interfering or intimidating voters at polling locations is illegal, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said. The Democrat said she felt the need to issue the advisory on Thursday following statements by President Donald Trump raising the possibility of calling up law enforcement officials including sheriffs and police chiefs to monitor for potential cheating at polling locations. State law prohibits intimidation of voters and interference with elections officers by anyone, including law enforcement officers and private citizens, Healy said. She said local police officers stationed at polling places to assist local election officials are generally barred from entering the immediate voting area, unless requested to assist the chief election official at the polling place. Federal law specifically bans...
    By Evan Perez | CNN A package containing the poison ricin and addressed to President Donald Trump was intercepted by law enforcement earlier this week, according to two law enforcement officials. Two tests were done to confirm the presence of ricin. All mail for the White House is sorted and screened at an offsite facility before reaching the White House. A US law enforcement official told CNN that investigators are looking into the possibility the ricin package sent to Trump came from Canada. The FBI and Secret Service are investigating the matter. Ricin is a highly toxic compound extracted from castor beans that has been used in terror plots. It can be used in powder, pellet, mist or acid form....
    A major trafficker who supplied enough heroin to “flood the streets” of Trenton was sentenced to a plea-bargained 17 years in federal prison – all of which he must serve. David Antonio, 32, who was caught with more than three pounds of heroin, admitted being part of a violent, massive distribution network taken down by huge collection of local, county, state and federal law enforcement, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said. Antonio – also known as “Pop” and “Papi” -- became the 23rd of 26 defendants to take a plea deal in exchange for leniency at sentencing. He and the others must all serve out their sentences completely because there’s no parole in the federal prison system. A joint effort of...
    A package containing ricin that was mailed to President Donald Trump at the White House was intercepted by law enforcement. CNN reported that the package of deadly poison was intercepted at a mail facility earlier this week. "The FBI and our U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Postal Inspection Service partners are investigating a suspicious letter received at a U.S. government mail facility. At this time, there is no known threat to public safety," the Washington field office of the FBI said in a statement. The package was intercepted at a secure offsite facility, but it was addressed to Trump at the White House. Sources say two tests were performed on the...
    President Donald Trump was directly sent a package containing poison ricin that was intercepted by law enforcement on Saturday, CNN reported. According to the publication, the package was intercepted and screened at an offsite facility that funnels all White House mail before reaching the property. Two tests allegedly confirmed the presence of the toxic compound. “Ricin is a highly toxic compound extracted from castor beans that has been used in terror plots,” the report read. “It can be used in powder, pellet, mist or acid form. If ingested, it causes nausea, vomiting and internal bleeding of the stomach and intestines, followed by failure of the liver, spleen and kidneys, and death by collapse of the circulatory system.” As The Inquisitr...
    Law enforcement officials intercepted a package earlier this week that was addressed to President Donald Trump and contained the poison ricin. BREAKING NEWS: A package containing the poison ricin and addressed to President Donald Trump was intercepted by law enforcement earlier this week, according to two law enforcement officials. @evanperez reportshttps://t.co/X4vi5mPdNk — CNN NationalSecurity (@NatSecCNN) September 19, 2020 The poison was detected during the screening process that all White House mail goes through at an offsite facility prior to delivery. Two tests were run to confirm the presence of ricin. (RELATED: ‘Do I Seem Rattled?’: Trump Walks Right Back Into Briefing After Shooting Disrupts Remarks) WATCH: Ricin is a toxic compound derived from the castor bean that causes...
    A package addressed to President Donald Trump containing the poison ricin was intercepted by law enforcement this week, according to CNN. Two law enforcement officials told CNN the offsite screening facility of White House mail was sorted out and tested. Two tests confirmed the presence of ricin, a naturally growing poison bean that can be ground up and dangerous if ingested or injected, according to experts. The package is now a subject of an investigation by Secret Service and the FBI, per the report. Ricin is a toxic compound extracted from castor beans and have been used in terror plots. It can be deployed via powder, pellet, mist or an acid. Ingested ricin "causes nausea, vomiting, and internal bleeding of the stomach...
    The FBI and Secret Service are investigating a package containing the highly-toxic poison ricin that was mailed to President Trump last week, CNN is reporting. The package was intercepted by law enforcement, the report said. Two tests were done to confirm the presence of ricin in the package, law enforcement sources told the network. It’s likely the package never even reached the White House. All mail for the White House is sorted and screened at an offsite facility, the network noted. The package appears to have been sent from Canada, an official told the New York Times. In 2018, a former sailor was arrested in Utah for allegedly sending envelopes containing the unprocessed source of ricin — seeds from...
    Law enforcement earlier this week intercepted a package addressed to President TrumpDonald John TrumpObama calls on Senate not to fill Ginsburg's vacancy until after election Planned Parenthood: 'The fate of our rights' depends on Ginsburg replacement Progressive group to spend M in ad campaign on Supreme Court vacancy MORE containing the poison ricin, according to two officials. Two tests were conducted to confirm the substance in the package was ricin, CNN reported. Mail for the White House is screened and sorted at a facility away from the building before it arrives to the president. The FBI and Secret Service are investigating the matter. The Hill contacted the U.S. Secret Service but did not immediately receive a response. Ricin is a toxic compound...
    The FBI and Secret Service are investigating a package containing the highly-toxic poison ricin that was mailed to President Trump last week, CNN is reporting. The package was intercepted by law enforcement, the report said. Two tests were done to confirm the presence of ricin in the package, law enforcement sources told the network. It’s likely the package never even reached the White House. All mail for the White House is sorted and screened at an offsite facility, the network noted. The package appears to have been sent from Canada, an official told the New York Times. In 2018, a former sailor was arrested in Utah for allegedly sending envelopes containing the unprocessed source of ricin — seeds from the...
    A package containing the poison ricin and addressed to President Donald Trump was intercepted by law enforcement earlier this week, two law enforcement officials told CNN. All packages addressed to the White House are sorted and screened at a secure offsite facility prior to delivery. Developing story, more to follow. The Secret Service has intercepted a package addressed to Trump containing deadly ricin
    A PACKAGE full of highly toxic poison was reportedly addressed and mailed to President Donald Trump earlier this week. According to CNN, a package of ricin was sent to the president at the White House in Washington, DC. 1President Donald Trump was reportedly mailed a poisonous package this weekCredit: AFP or licensors The package was intercepted by law enforcement officials who tested the substance to see what it was. Tests confirmed that the package contained ricin -- "a highly toxic compound extracted from castor beans that has been used in terror plots." Most read in NewsHAUNTING THREATWoman text BF ‘hope your mom likes being burned alive’ before deadly fireBRAZEN DESTRUCTIONMan, 30, 'decapitated Jesus statue because skin color was too white'NY...