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    A federal prosecutor in Massachusetts has written an extraordinarily damning letter criticizing his boss, Attorney General William Barr, and accusing him of 'a dangerous abuse of power' and bringing 'shame on the department he purports to lead'. James D. Herbert acknowledged in his letter, published by the Boston Globe on Thursday, that few acting federal prosecutors were willing to openly voice their opinions.  But Herbert, who was one of the lead prosecutors in the case of mobster Whitey Bulger, said he felt compelled to speak out. 'Many former federal prosecutors have spoken out against Attorney General Bill Barr, while current federal prosecutors have understandably remained silent,' he wrote.  James D. Herbert wrote a letter to the Boston Globe published...
    It’s obvious to even the most dispassionate observers that Attorney General William Barr is operating the Department of Justice (DOJ) as an enforcement mechanism for Donald Trump. It was obvious when he urged federal prosecutors to charge Black Lives Matter protesters with “sedition,” and falsely called out American cities such as New York, Portland, and Seattle as “anarchist jurisdictions.” It was obvious when he took the unprecedented step of intervening in the sentencing and criminal conviction of Trump aides Michael Flynn and Roger Stone, and it was obvious when he dispatched a U.S. attorney named John Durham to “investigate” individuals involved in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s criminal investigation of the Trump campaign’s dealings with a hostile foreign adversary. But while those actions drew outraged declarations that the Department...
    President Donald Trump listens to Attorney General William Barr speak to reporters in the Oval Office in July.Anna Moneymaker/ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.In a rare move, a current Justice Department attorney is denouncing Attorney General William Barr for abusing federal power to support President Donald Trump. “The attorney general acts as though his job is to serve only the political interests of Donald J. Trump,” Assistant US Attorney James D. Herbert wrote in a letter to the Boston Globe. “This is a dangerous abuse of power.” He added that Barr “has done the president’s bidding at every turn.” Herbert said he was compelled to speak out...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 106 new Coronavirus cases out of 1,426 test results and no additional deaths. Of the newly reported cases, five are probable and the rest are confirmed. New cases range in age from 5 years to 94 years with a median age of 31 years, according to the Health Department. The date of positive tests ranges from September 17 through September 25. The total number of cases countywide now stands at 12,101 since March. There have been 1,199 hospitalizations in Allegheny County since the outbreak began. The county-wide death toll stands at 380. More information on the Coronavirus pandemic: CDC Coronavirus Information CDC Global Map of...
    (CNN)The Pennsylvania Republican Party is pushing back against an explosive report earlier this week in The Atlantic that said the GOP-run legislature is already strategizing how to overturn the statewide results if Trump loses. The Atlantic quoted Pennsylvania GOP chair Lawrence Tabas, who said this scheme, in which Republican legislators could appoint their own slate of electors, "is one of the available legal options set forth in the Constitution" and that he had "mentioned it" to the Trump campaign and hopes "they're thinking about it." In an emailed statement to CNN, Vonne Andring, executive director of the Pennsylvania Republican Party, said that while what Tabas said was factually true, "The Atlantic used that interview to spin an out of context,...
    Three members of New York City's Orthodox Jewish community have died from COVID-19 just hours after being admitted to the same hospital.  The three men each presented at the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn's Borough Park neighborhood on different days this week with severe coronavirus symptoms.  According to The New York Post, each of the men were 'too sick to be saved' and died before they could be properly treated. Their names have not been publicly released.   Three members of New York City's Orthodox Jewish community have died from COVID-19 just hours after presenting at the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn (pictured) The deaths come as several New York neighborhoods that are home to large Orthodox Jewish communities are...
    MSNBC’s Chris Hayes opened his show Friday going off on the Justice Department and Attorney General Bill Barr over its handling of discarded ballots discovered in Pennsylvania this week. After President Donald Trump didn’t say if he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power, Hayes reacted to his “chilling” remarks by telling viewers, “He’s plotting, in open, in public, repeatedly, a coup to steal the election and hold onto power.” Now, he said Friday, “the attorney general of the United States and the Department of Justice are colluding with the president and his campaign to sabotage the legitimacy of the election.” “This has been the fear of those of us who care about the fatef our democracy. Attorney...
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump and his campaign are spreading disinformation about an incident in Pennsylvania where nine ballots were improperly discarded, and are falsely claiming it proves widespread "voter fraud" and that Democrats are "trying to steal the election."According to federal and local authorities, an election worker improperly threw out nine military ballots in Luzerne County, and seven of the ballots were marked for Trump. Election experts said the incident raised legitimate questions about election procedures, but also condemned the Justice Department for politicizing the situation by highlighting that the votes were for Trump.Team Trump has gone much farther than the established facts, and have capitalized on the chaos to make incendiary and baseless allegations against Trump's political opponents. "They...
    (CNN)Late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first woman and Jewish person to lay in state at the US Capitol on Friday. Meanwhile, negotiators averted a government shutdown, which loomed this week.  Monday Trump narrows Supreme Court list as weighty decision looms Second judge rules against USPS, says election mail must be prioritized Justice Department labels New York, Portland and Seattle as 'anarchy' jurisdictions Tuesday Fight over Supreme Court already shaking up Senate races Pelosi and Mnuchin reach agreement to keep government funded until December 11 Read MoreWednesday Trump claims White House can overrule FDA's attempt to toughen guidelines for coronavirus vaccine Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transition of power after Election Day Congressional...
    Is that where the Durham report is hiding? In the last two days, Attorney General William Barr’s Department of Justice hasn’t done too well in court. They’ve not just lost out on motions meant to stop lawsuits from Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page, and Peter Strzok, they came just short of being laughed out of court.  But there’s a reason why Barr might have sent his team in front of judges without being adequately prepared, and it’s not just that he is temperamentally incapable of imagining anyone not simply being bowled over by his brilliance and personal charisma. They’ve been busy. The whole DOJ has been busy. Over those same two days, the DOJ wasn’t just in court defending itself against lawsuits from former employees claiming...
    The police department in Bend, Oregon, announced that the blue line on its patrol vehicles is being removed — and the move is happening due to how the Thin Blue Line symbol has been interpreted. Image source: YouTube screenshot What are the details? "The 'Thin Blue Line' has meant many things over the decades," the department said in a Facebook post Thursday. "The divisive use of the Thin Blue Line symbol to fit a narrative unassociated with our department or what we stand for has unintentionally created an ongoing divide between some members of our community and the police officers who serve them." The post added that "in the spirit of mending divide, being...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pennsylvania’s “woefully outdated” computer system used to handle unemployment claims will not get previously promised upgrades. For the past few months, The Department of Labor and Industry’s Secretary Jerry Oleksiak has said the new system would go live in October. With just a few days to go, the state announced it will now pause the launch of the new system. This comes at the recommendation of state legislators, stakeholders and the U.S. Department of Labor, according to the Department of Labor and Industry. The release states: “Pennsylvania will avoid potentially disrupting people relying on unemployment compensation by pausing the launch of the new system that will change how to file for claim and benefits.” Small business owner...
    In January 2019, Finnish journalist Jessikka Aro was notified by the U.S. State Department that she would be receiving its International Women of Courage Award. But the offer was later rescinded after it came to light that Aro had been vehemently critical of President Donald Trump on social media. The State Department and allies of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have denied that Aro’s anti-Trump posts had anything to do with that decision, but a new report by the State Department Inspector General’s Office says otherwise. “The report tracks how the discovery of the journalist’s remarks worried senior U.S. officials and prompted a decision to withdraw the honor to avoid a possible public relations debacle,” journalist John Hudson reports in...
    When Attorney General William Barr urged federal prosecutors to charge Black Lives Matter protesters with “sedition;” when he falsely called out American cities such as New York, Portland and Seattle as “anarchist jurisdictions;” when he took the unprecedented step of intervening in the sentencing and criminal conviction of Trump aides Michael Flynn and Roger Stone; and when he dispatched a U.S. attorney named John Durham to “investigate” individuals involved in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s criminal investigation of the Trump campaign’s dealings with a hostile foreign adversary, it was obvious to even the most dispassionate observers that he was operating the DOJ as an enforcement mechanism for Donald Trump. But while those actions drew angry accusations that the Department of Justice had been “politicized,” those accusations—while correct– do not...
    In the closing months of his first term in office, President Donald Trump has taken the public approach of a wannabe authoritarian, but with the private perspective of a MAGA internet troll. Over the past week, Trump declined to commit to a peaceful, orderly transition of power, no matter who wins the 2020 presidential election, declaring at one point: “We’re going to have to see what happens.” To horrified voters, onlookers, and the Democratic opposition, it was another clear instance of the sitting president openly telegraphing his plans to seize power, something some administration officials fear will soon take form within the federal government and among major party organs. But to Trump, it was… funny as hell. According to two...
    The State Department decided that Finnish journalist Jessikka Aro would not receive the International Women of Courage (IWOC) award because her negative retweets about President Donald Trump were “not suitable,” were “out of place,” and were likely to cause “blowback” against Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and First Lady Melania Trump on the world stage. Then the Trump administration lied to the public about why it made this decision, the State Department’s Office of Inspector General confirmed in a report on its findings. Senate Democrats asked for and received an Inspector General investigation that ultimately found Aro’s tweets about Trump were a bridge too far for the Trump administration. The investigation was sought after Foreign Policy magazine reported in March...
    The New York City Health Department has threatened to close non-essential businesses where COVID-19 cases are on the rise.  Officials gave the warning on Wednesday, following an alarming uptick of new cases in six neighborhoods across Brooklyn and Queens.   Brooklyn's Midwood, Borough Park, Bensonhurst and South Williamsburg, as well as Queens' Far Rockaway and Kew Gardens, now account for 20 percent of all new infections across the Big Apple.  The city's Health Department say they could curb activities in those neighborhoods as early as next Tuesday.  The New York City Health Department has threatened to close non-essential businesses  in six neighborhoods where COVID-19 cases are on the rise 'If the indicators continue to rise, there must be additional enforcement...
    One of two Louisville, Ky., police officers who were shot during a night of unrest Wednesday appeared for roll call less than 24 hours after the attack. Wearing a sweater and shorts, Maj. Aubrey Gregory was greeted with a round of applause from fellow officers as he entered a room where the roll call was being held. Gregory, commander of the Louisville Metro Police Department's Special Operation Division, was also leading the department's efforts during Wednesday's protest, Interim police Chief Robert Schroeder said during a Thursday morning news briefing. "We’re happy to share this short video of Majory Gregory, walking in to [sic] one of our roll calls less than 24 hours after being shot," the department posted to its Facebook page. LOUISVILLE...
    BRENTWOOD, Pa. (KDKA) — A Brentwood breakfast spot will now battle the Allegheny County Health Department in federal court. “I really believe the government is relying on businesses to enforce what they cannot,” said Kimberly Waigand, the owner of The Crack’d Egg. Inspectors tried to shut The Crack’d Egg down on Aug. 11, sending a letter that reads “an inspection of your facility on 8/11/2020 indicates an imminent hazard to the public health.” The letter said “your health permit is suspended” and “failure to close will result in immediate initiation of an enforcement action.” An attached inspector report cited “failure to comply with mask or facial covering guidelines.” Waigand told KDKA that she closed down for the required week but...
    (CNN)The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department has fired a deputy who was seen in a viral video punching a 14-year-old boy."After an administrative investigation (related to the incident), the deputy was terminated from employment," the sheriff's office said in a statement to CNN affiliate KCRA. The deputy has not been identified and the sheriff's office did not release any other details about the administrative investigation, KCRA reported. CNN has reached out to the sheriff's department for comment, but has not received a response. California police investigating after viral video shows deputy punching teenAt the time, the sheriff's department and the Rancho Cordova Police Department told CNN they were investigating use of force by the deputy "in order to gain a complete...
    Alex Henderson September 24, 2020 7:22PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. Between the coronavirus pandemic, civil unrest in major U.S. cities, huge anti-racism protests, bitter political divisions, a heated Supreme Court battle and President Donald Trump's ruthless voter suppression efforts, the United States' 2020 presidential election is turning out to be even more chaotic than the elections of 2000 and 1968. Trump has a devoted loyalist in U.S. Attorney General William Barr, and former federal prosecutor Barbara McQuade discusses the effect he could have on the 2020 election in a disturbing op-ed published in the Washington Post on Sept. 22. "William P. Barr sounds more like a far-right-wing news pundit lately than the nation's attorney general when he's discussing...
    The Justice Department said more than 300 people have been criminally charged in connection to the protests around the country that followed the death of George Floyd in police custody in May. Arrests have taken place in 29 states throughout the United States, according to a press release from the department. The Justice Department said charges filed include those for crimes such as attempted murder, assault on a law enforcement officer, damaging federal property, and arson. "Violent opportunists have exploited these demonstrations in various ways," the department said in a statement. Over 300 People Facing Federal Charges For Crimes Committed During Nationwide Demonstrations https://t.co/db0xW3Rr0Q— Justice Department (@TheJusticeDept) September 24, 2020 The Justice Department said 40 of the 94...
    The Republican report aimed at raising questions about the dealings of Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden in Ukraine appears to have accidentally implicated former Energy Secretary Rick Perry in an energy scheme in the foreign nation, according to the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee. Republicans led by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., released their much-hyped report on Hunter Biden’s role at the Ukrainian energy firm Burisma on Wednesday. However, it found no evidence of actual wrongdoing and relied largely on debunked claims, old statements and narratives pushed as part of a Russian disinformation campaign. But the report did find new evidence related to Perry’s actions in Ukraine while he served in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet. Amos Hochstein, a member of the supervisory board at the...
    The number of new applications for unemployment benefits ticked up to 870,000 last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday, as the number of claims has barely budged over the past four weeks. Forecasters had projected 840,000 new jobless claims. Jobless claims fell below the psychologically important 1 million mark at the end of August, but have not moved significantly since. New weekly claims remain extremely high by historical standards. As the coronavirus hit the United States and the economy locked down to slow its spread, layoffs and thus weekly claims for unemployment benefits skyrocketed in late March, to as high as 6.9 million. The number of beneficiaries then dropped precipitously through the end of May as many workers...
    (CNN)For the first time in nearly 70 years, the United States will execute a man for a crime he committed as a teenager.Christopher Vialva, 40, is set to receive the death penalty on Thursday at a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. He was convicted 20 years ago for the 1999 murders of two youth ministers in Fort Hood, Texas. At the time of the crime, he was 19 years old. The crime was egregious, his attorney and other advocates agree. But given decades of research since then on adolescent brain development, the announcement from the Justice Department raises a key question: Should a person be given the ultimate punishment for a crime they committed in their youth?US government executes...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Union leaders representing more than 350 San Francisco Public Works employees are calling on Mayor London Breed and the Board of Supervisors to require the city to provide dedicated restrooms for its workers. Because DPW workers are tasked with cleaning the city’s streets and often handle biohazards like garbage, urine and feces, union officials said the need for clean bathrooms and handwashing facilities has become urgent amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Back in July, dozens of Public Works employees staged a rally at the department’s Operation Yard, calling for bathrooms and handwashing facilities on the job, alleging the department barred workers from using the operation yard during their lunch breaks. Although the workers were encouraged by...
    Andrew Harnik/AFP/Getty For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged foreign leaders to “secure unalienable rights” in a United Nations speech on Wednesday, which laid the “crisis” in international human rights at the feet of longtime American adversaries and multilateral bodies like the UN. “Authoritarian governments, from China to Iran to Venezuela, are depriving our fellow human beings of their basic rights,” he said. “Meanwhile, many multinational organizations have lost their way, focusing on partisan policy preferences while failing to defend fundamental rights.” Pompeo’s speech, which was part of an event hosted by the United States during the UN General Assembly, was marketed as a...
    Bradley Cortright September 23, 2020 0 Comments Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden ripped into what he said is the politicization of the Department of Justice (DOJ) that has occurred under President Donald Trump.  During a campaign event in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Wednesday, Biden was asked how he “reimagine” the DOJ and its Civil Rights Division. “This has been the most corrupt administration in modern American history. The Justice Department has turned into the president’s private law firm,” Biden responded. “It’s become the Department of Trump, and that’s wrong,” he added. He continued to say he would give the Civil Rights Division “more direct authority inside the Justice Department.” Additionally, he said he would appoint an attorney general who “understood his oath...
    The deadline for the 2020 U.S. Census is only a week away; no responses will be allowed after Wednesday, September 30. And according to a new report from the Commerce Department inspector general, it is unclear who gave the order for the Census deadline to be moved up. Stephanie Ebbs and Cheyenne Haslett of ABC News report: The Commerce Department’s internal watchdog has determined that the order to cut short the 2020 Census did not come from the Census Bureau and even the Bureau’s director doesn’t know who ultimately made the call. The Department’s inspector general’s office doesn’t say where the order came from but suggests the question of whether there was political interference is being investigated. Ebbs and Haslett...
    Between the coronavirus pandemic, civil unrest in major U.S. cities, huge anti-racism protests, bitter political divisions, a heated Supreme Court battle and President Donald Trump’s ruthless voter suppression efforts, the United States’ 2020 presidential election is turning out to be even more chaotic than the elections of 2000 and 1968. Trump has a devoted loyalist in U.S. Attorney General William Barr, and former federal prosecutor Barbara McQuade discusses the effect he could have on the 2020 election in a disturbing op-ed published in the Washington Post on September 22. “William P. Barr sounds more like a far-right-wing news pundit lately than the nation’s attorney general when he’s discussing politics and the coming election,” McQuade warns. “The difference is that unlike...
    The Seattle City Council voted to override Mayor Jenny Durkan's three vetos of bills to divert funds from the police department into social programs. The council voted 7-2 in a vote on Tuesday after three hours of discussion that included the consideration of a compromise bill that was ultimately rejected. Durkan vetoed the police budget bill in August but said in statement that she did so because the city council had not consulted with her office to arrive at a defunding bill they could agree on. "This veto was because the bills as passed did not have the type of collaboration that I think we will have going forward, and that I'm...
    The United States Department of Justice has offered a $5million reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of an alleged leader of a Colombia guerrilla group. Wilver Villegas Palomino is accused of 'narco-terrorism, international cocaine distribution conspiracy, and international cocaine distribution' by the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas.  A warrant for his arrest was issued February 13, 2020. Villegas Palomino, who is in his late 30s, is ranking leader with the National Liberation Army, which is recognized as a terrorist organization by the U.S., the European Union, Colombia, Venezuela's National Assembly and Canada. Villegas Palomino is suspected of of drug trafficking activities in the Catatumbo region of Colombia and Venezuela. The United States offered a...
    (CNN)Around 20 Department of Homeland Security open source intelligence reports were recalled in the aftermath of revelations this summer that the department had potentially collected and disseminated intelligence on US journalists, according to a department official familiar with the review. The intelligence reports, which had already been shared with state and local officials, were pulled back because they didn't meet the department's requirements, the official said. Although the nature of the reports is unclear, it speaks to the recent turmoil inside the department's intelligence division. Whistleblower accuses Trump appointees of downplaying Russian interference and White supremacist threatThe recalls come in the wake of a shakeup at the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis, stemming from a July report that the...
    (CNN)Vanessa Bryant is suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and Sheriff Alex Villanueva for a photo leak of the helicopter crash that killed her husband, NBA legend Kobe Bryant, their daughter Gianna, and seven others in January.The civil claim, filed Thursday in LA Superior Court, seeks undisclosed damages to remedy civil rights violations, negligence, emotional distress, and violation of privacy.The sheriff's department said it does not comment on pending litigation.The day of the crash, family members gathered at the Lost Hills Sheriff's Station where the sheriff assured them the crash site was secured. However, a leak from the department, according to the lawsuit obtained by CNN, led to TMZ breaking the news and fans flocked to the site.8 deputies...
    Anna Moneymaker/CNP/Zuma For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.Last month, in a video seemingly devoid of irony, former ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell declared that “President Trump is the most pro-gay president in American history.” Believable perhaps if one’s head has been buried in sand for three years, Grenell’s video was part of an outreach effort by Log Cabin Republicans and other right-leaning groups hoping to persuade LGBTQ voters to back Trump. Left out was any mention of the steady, faith-based crusade taking place in Trump’s State Department, where anti-LGTBQ views and policies have increasingly become standard under the leadership of Mike Pompeo. “There has been a steady drumbeat of...
    Vanessa Bryant is suing the L.A. County Sheriff and his department after deputies reportedly took photos of Kobe and Gianna Bryant's bodies at the helicopter crash site in January. In the lawsuit, Vanessa claims, 'No fewer than 8 sheriff's deputies at the crash site pulled out their personal cell phones and snapped photos of the dead children, parents and coaches. The deputies took these photos for their own personal gratification.' The widow is claiming the photos and their distribution among officers caused her emotional distress, as she says the pictures were the subject of conversation that had no investigative purpose.  Vanessa is suing Sheriff Alex Villanueva, alleging he tried to cover it up by telling deputies they would not face...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City By Jessica Resnick-Ault and Scott DiSavino U.S. motorists drove 11% fewer miles in July than a year ago as drivers stayed home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) said Tuesday in a monthly report. U.S. drivers covered 262.4 billion vehicle miles in July, 33.2 billion vehicle miles fewer than the same month a year earlier. The drop came as government lockdowns to stop the spread of coronavirus kept drivers home. The biggest declines were seen on the East Coast, where mileage in the North fell 15.4% and in the South by 11.3%. Driving on urban Interstate...
    A second police officer who was shot whilst on duty in the Compton area of Los Angeles earlier this month has been released from hospital less than two weeks after the brutal and unprovoked shooting. Claudia Apolinar, 31, was shot multiple times at close range during a drive-by attack which was caught on video on September 12th. The deputies had been sitting in their patrol car outside a transit center in Compton when a gunman walked up to their vehicle and opened fire.  Claudia Apolinar, 31, before being released from hospital on Monday is pictured writing out answers to President Trump because she cannot speak. She was shot in the head, as was her 24-year-old partner. LA Sheriff's Department...
            by Scott McClallen  Michigan voters will see a proposal on the November 3 ballot asking if the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (NRTF) should increase the spending allowance on recreational improvement projects each year. The NRTF, created in 1984, is a constitutionally restricted fund to develop and purchase public land using funds generated from interest and earnings on state-owned mineral rights programs. “The Michigan NRTF has served its original purpose well since its establishment nearly five decades ago,” Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan Township, said in a statement. “These reforms are timely to help ensure that today’s needs are better funded, which is why I support this ballot proposal to change the state constitution. We should be focused on...
    As the U.S. Covid-19 death toll passed 200,000 on Monday, the Government Accountability Office published a report arguing that “timely and concerted federal leadership will be required” to respond to the challenges posed by the combination of an already-strained public health system, the current hurricane season, and the upcoming flu season—an urgent wake-up call coming hours after President Donald Trump gave his pandemic response a “perfect grade.” The GAO acknowledged the significance of federal assistance allocated by Congress and the White House and made several recommendations for “improving the ongoing federal response” in light of the reality that “the nation faces continued public health risks and economic difficulties for the foreseeable future.” Because a medical supply chain with high international demand and...
    For years, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) hasn’t given a clear answer on whether it uses facial recognition in its policing work. That changed this week. On Monday, the agency told The Los Angeles Times it has used the technology nearly 30,000 times since late 2009.  The LAPD uses the Los Angeles County Regional Identification System (LACRIS), a database of more than 9 million mugshots maintained by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. At one point, more than 500 LAPD personnel had access to the system, though the department claims that the number is closer to 300 in recent months. Josh Rubenstein, a spokesperson for the LAPD, said he couldn’t be sure how many arrests LACRIS has helped the police department...
    (CNN)New Yorkers are weighing in on what they think it means to live in an "anarchist jurisdiction" after the Department of Justice labeled Manhattan, Portland and Seattle as such in a new declaration. The Justice Department labeled the three cities as "anarchy" jurisdictions on Monday on orders from President Trump to block federal funding into "lawless zones."It took no time at all before some people in New York were mocking the assertion on social media. Anarchist jurisdiction started trending on Twitter and users began to tell the world how they felt about the label. Good afternoon comrades from the anarchist jurisdiction. It's hell out here today! #NYAZ https://t.co/oB546fU2qT pic.twitter.com/FMJgrnfxXg— Adam McMahon (@adammc123) September 21, 2020 Many posted about how...
    (CNN)Authorities in California made an unexpected discovery while searching a property that had been burned by wildfires: a small black puppy. And he was still alive. "These last several days have been hard on our entire county and we thought we would share a positive story," the Butte County Sheriff's Department wrote on its Facebook page Saturday. Search and Rescue teams found the puppy on a large property in Berry Creek. Photos posted by the department show the puppy in the middle of a large, metal frame surround by ash. They gave him food and water, and dubbed him Trooper -- a fitting name for such a tough little survivor. Read MoreThe puppy had some minor burns and was...
    The decision to deem peaceful New York City an 'anarchist jurisdiction' could cost it federal funding. Attorney General William Barr on Monday classified New York City as an "anarchist jurisdiction" — a move that could potentially cost the city millions in federal funding, including to the New York Police Department. The "anarchy jurisdiction" label comes from a memo Donald Trump issued on Sept. 2, which said that cities that "are permitting anarchy, violence, and destruction" should lose federal funding. "We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balance," Barr said in a news release. "It is my hope that the...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The U.S. Department of Justice has labeled New York City an “anarchist jurisdiction,” the next step in cutting federal funds to New York City. As CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reports, with gun violence continuing to plague New York City, President Donald Trump took the next step in his threat to defund the Big Apple as punishment for defunding the NYPD. The Justice Department formally labeled New York City “an anarchist jurisdiction,” along with Portland and Seattle. New York City could lose up to $7 billion in federal aid. “We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balance,” Attorney General William Barr said in a statement. “I was...
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., ripped Democrats' objections to President Trump signaling he will summarily choose a replacement for late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg, who died Friday at age 87, had been a liberal-progressive stalwart of the court since being nominated by President Clinton in 1993. Graham took to Twitter on Sunday to slam his opposition, writing that "being lectured by Democrats about how to handle judicial nominations is like an arsonist advising the fire department." VideoHe accused Democrats of previously trying to "stack the court[s]" at the circuit court level, and reminded them how they trashed Trump's previous court nominee, Justice Brett Kavanaugh. "[T]hey chose to try to destroy Brett Kavanaugh’s life to keep the Supreme Court seat open," he said,...
    Federal officers block a downtown street on September 19, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Protests against police brutality and racial injustice resumed this weekend after activists called for a pause in response to hazardous air quality from nearby wildfire smoke. Nathan Howard/Getty Images Protesters in Portland, Oregon, reported facing tear gas on protests on Friday and Saturday, just about one week after the city's mayor announced local police were banned from using it.  In a statement to Newsweek, the local police department said it did not use tear gas, and in a tweet, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said local police didn't use the gas, also known as CS gas. Reports by local journalists suggested that tear gas was used...
    WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (.) – A U.S. judge blocked a Commerce Department order early Sunday calling on Apple Inc and Google, owned by Alphabet Inc, to remove the WeChat app from their digital stores. for Sunday night. California Magistrate Laurel Beeler said in an order that the WeChat users who filed the lawsuit “have raised issues to consider regarding the content of the First Amendment (to the US Constitution), to which the balance of the dispute leans in favor of the plaintiffs. “ On Friday, the Commerce Department had issued an order alleging national security reasons to block Tencent Holding’s proprietary application of US digital stores, while the Justice Department had urged Beeler not to block...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Wheelabrator Baltimore is stepping up to help keep recyclables out of the waste stream. This comes as the Baltimore City Department of Public Works has put a hold on recycling collection until November amid a staffing shortage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines To help keep recyclables out of the waste stream, Wheelabrator Baltimore is making more collection sites available throughout the city. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday, 30-yard dumpsters will collect recycling in Brewers Hill, Butchers Hill, Fells Point and Riverside. For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call 211. You...
    NEWLY released video footage from a police body camera shows officers pulling a protest sign from a demonstrator in Los Angeles and shooting him close range in the groin with a projectile. Ben Montemayor was rushed to emergency surgery after suffering serious injury to his testicles, the LA Times reported, during a George Floyd demonstration. 7Bodycam footage showed officers pointing a weapon at a demonstrator's groinCredit: Los Angeles Police Department 7Demonstrators are seen marching in Hollywood, Los Angeles on June 14, 2020Credit: AP:Associated Press The video shows LAPD officers yank a protest sign from Montemayor, according to the paper, before shoving him backwards. As Montemayor goes to help his friend, who had also been reportedly pushed to the ground, an...
    AN EARTHQUAKE was reported in LA last night rattling parts of Southern California - sparking fears of the 'Big One.' There were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries, but the 4.5 magnitude quake was felt across the region and as far as San Diego, according to the US Geological Service. 1Credit: AP:Associated Press Deputies at the L.A. County Sheriff Department’s Temple City station were doing checks on critical facilities in the area. The Los Angeles Police Department urged the public to call 911 only for emergencies but said they were not getting immediate reports of damage. Most read in NewsRIP RBGSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87 after pancreatic cancer battleExclusiveVILE VIDS'Pedo filmed himself raping...
    TikTok : US imposes restrictions on TikTok and WeChat 1:22 (. Business) -– The Donald Trump administration said it will restrict access to TikTok on Sunday, September 20. What does that mean for users of the short form video app? The short answer is that you will still be able to use TikTok if it’s already on your phone. But at midnight from Sunday to Monday TikTok will disappear from the US app stores. This includes those operated by Apple and Google. That means US users looking to install the app again, or looking for security patches or other updates, won’t be able to get them, under Commerce Department restrictions announced Friday that...
    Minneapolis doesn’t have city elections this year. But many of the suburban communities outside it do. And questions about “defunding” the police have spilled over into many of those elections.   Candidates for suburban city council seats generally get asked similar questions, often about infrastructure and development in their communities. Come this election cycle, however, the first since the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers and the city council’s subsequent discussion about “dismantling” the Minneapolis Police Department, suburban voters are adding another frequent inquiry: what candidates think about the funding for their city’s police. In Maplewood, according to city council candidate Nikki Villavicencio, the idea of defunding the local department is “easily one of the most common issues people...
    The US Department of Education launched an investigation into Princeton University after its president's acknowledged that racism remained 'embedded' at the institution.   Officials with the Trump administration on Wednesday addressed a letter to Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber over his recent comments about systematic racism.   The Department of Education (DOE) noted that Princeton University had received more than $75million in federal funding, despite potentially not adhering to the Title VI mandates.  'No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance,' according to the DOE. Under such a statute, federal officials...
    By Brad Brooks MOLALLA, Sept. 17 (.) – With their resources strained, thousands of exhausted firefighters battled by air and ground on Thursday to slow the advance of the deadly wildfires sweeping the western United States, where a senator said parts Oregon seem bombed. Dozens of fires have burned about 1.3 million hectares in California since mid-August and another 647,500 hectares in the states of Oregon and Washington since Labor Day on September 7, devastating several small cities, destroying thousands of homes and leaving at least 34 dead. The Oregon Department of Forestry said 6,500 firefighters from the state and elsewhere in the United States and Canada are working to stop the fires, along with community...
    A letter that was probably intended as an exercise in self-flagellation designed to placate angry protesters might soon have serious consequences for Princeton University, according to a report from the Washington Examiner. The genesis of the letter appears to have been a series of protests at and around Princeton University that occurred in early June in response to the May 2 death of George Floyd. The protests prompted Princeton to rename its public policy school to remove reference to former president Woodrow Wilson, who was a notorious racist. They also prompted Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber to promise that the University would undertake some soul searching with respect to how the university could help combat systemic racism. In...
    The Department of Education launched an investigation into Princeton University after its president declared that “racist assumptions” are “embedded in the structures” of the school itself, according to a department letter. Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber’s acknowledgement of racism at the university raises concerns that its receipt of millions of dollars in federal funding violates Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to the Sept. 16 letter, which was sent to the school president and first published by the Washington Examiner. (RELATED: Court Considers Whether Harvard Discriminates During Its Admissions Process) “Based on its admitted racism, the U.S. Department of Education … is concerned Princeton’s nondiscrimination and equal opportunity assurances … from at least 2013 to the present...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – In a move that caught Miami City Hall by surprise, Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina announced Wednesday that he will be retiring in January of next year. He spoke to CBS4’s Peter D’Oench in an exclusive one-on-one interview at the Miami Police Department. “Peter, I feel like I was able to accomplish the things I wanted to achieve. Number one bringing the crime rate down to historic lows. That was quite satisfying.” “I am going to leave because I have had a time line and now I can come to work every day with a sense of urgency, Now time is ticking.” Colina waS one of the first South Florida police chiefs to speak out against police...
    (CNN)Justice Department prosecutors looked into the possibility of bringing criminal or civil charges against local officials in Portland, Oregon, over their handling of weeks of protests that for a period laid siege to a federal courthouse and other buildings, according to Kerri Kupec, a Justice Department spokeswoman. The idea is part of Attorney General William Barr's push for aggressive action by federal prosecutors against violence surrounding nationwide protests following the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police in May.Typically, in times of local unrest, local prosecutors take the lead in bringing charges against people carrying out violence. But Barr has pushed for greater use of federal prosecution, even in relatively minor cases usually left up to local...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – In a move that caught Miami City Hall by surprise, Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina announced Wednesday that he will be retiring in January of next year. On Thursday morning, Chief Colina had this to say in a statement released on Instagram: “Good afternoon City of Miami, I wanted to record this message to you, just to let you know how grateful I am for the level of support that I have received. And really the outpouring of appreciation and love for me as your police chief, it’s been quite remarkable.” Colina went on to talk about his accomplishments with the department. “You know, I had a set of goals that I wanted to achieve...
    Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said on Thursday that a report which claimed Attorney General Bill Barr had suggested charging her with sedition for allowing the 'CHOP' zone to be created in her city is ‘chilling and the latest abuse of power from the Trump administration.’ ‘The Department of Justice cannot become a political weapon operated at the behest of the President to target those who have spoken out against this administration's actions,’ Durkan, a former US attorney, said in a statement. ‘That is an act of tyranny, not of democracy.’ ‘Ultimately, this is not a story about me. It is about how this President and his Attorney General are willing to subvert the law and use the Department of Justice...
    The Justice Department explored whether it could pursue either criminal or civil rights charges against city officials in Portland, a department spokesperson said Thursday. Clashes erupted there night after night between law enforcement and demonstrators with more than 100 people have been arrested on federal charges related to the unrest in the last few months. The revelation that federal officials researched whether they could levy criminal or civil charges against the officials — exploring whether their rhetoric and actions may have helped spur the violence in Portland — underscores the larger Trump administration's effort to spotlight and crack down on protest-related violence. The majority of the mass police reform demonstrations nationwide have been peaceful. For many nights, federal officials were...
    Leaked emails show Nashville’s Metro Health Department and the mayor’s office attempted to withhold information from the public that strongly suggested COVID-19 wasn’t spreading through the city’s bars and restaurants. “They are fabricating information," said city councilmember Steve Glover. "They’ve blown their entire credibility.” “I don’t trust a thing they say going forward ... nothing," he added. The emails between the mayor’s office and the health department discuss the low number of COVID-19 cases coming out of the city’s bars and restaurants and how to keep that information from going public. “This isn’t going to be publicly released, right? Just info for Mayor’s Office?” asked Leslie Waller, an official from the health department, in one email. “Correct,...
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000 but still remains at historically high levels amid the coronavirus pandemic.  New claims for state unemployment benefits totaled 860,000 in the week ending September 12, according to the latest figures released by the Labor Department on Thursday.  Those figures are a decrease of 33,000 from the week prior.  While claims for jobless benefits dropped last week, they are still more than four times their level at the beginning of the year.  Before the pandemic ravaged the economy, the number signing up for jobless aid had never exceeded 700,000 in a week - even in the depths of the 2007-2009 Great Recession.  New claims for state unemployment...
    September 16, 2020 – A group of congressmen led by Jackie Speier and Mark Mullin presented the bill “I am Vanessa Guillén Act” in honor of the soldier who died on April 22 at Fort Hood and the many survivors of sexual violence who have bravely emerged from it. of the disappearance and brutal murder of the 20-year-old military woman. The legislation, which has bipartisan support and could be put to a vote in a matter of weeks or by November. If passed, the law “will provide survivors with independent investigations into reports of both sexual harassment and sexual assault. It would also make sexual harassment a criminal offense in the military, helping to get to...
    The Minneapolis city council, which unanimously supported a pledge to abolish the police, is now asking, “Where are the police?” Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) reported that the city council met with Minneapolis’ head of police on Tuesday: “Just months after leading an effort that would have defunded the police department, City Council members at Tuesday’s work session pushed Chief Medaria Arradondo to tell them how the department is responding to the violence.” Newly elected council member Jamal Osman said, “Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police?’” Osman added, “That is the only public safety option they have at the moment. MPD. They rely on MPD. And they are saying they are nowhere to be seen.” Council President Lisa Bender suggested police are...
    Attorney General Bill Barr asserted his authority to intervene in politically-charged cases and castigated career Justice Department staff in a Wednesday speech. “What exactly am I interfering with? Under the law, all prosecutorial power is invested in the attorney general,” Barr said in the speech at Hillsdale College, a conservative Michigan institution. The attorney general mocked the idea that such decisions should be at the discretion of less-senior DOJ attorneys, according to The Washington Post. “Letting the most junior members set the agenda might be a good philosophy for a Montessori preschool, but it is no way to run a federal agency,” he said. The attorney general also attacked state shutdown measures during the coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter...
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Wednesday that investigators have "followed multiple leads" and are making progress in the search for a gunman who wounded two deputies last weekend in an ambush attack. "Our detectives are confident they're on the right path," Villanueva told Bill Hemmer on "Bill Hemmer Reports." "We're just piecing the whole story together and I think we're off to the right path and we'll have a resolution to this hopefully in the near future." As of Wednesday, no suspects have been publically identified in connection to the Sept. 12 shooting in Compton. The brazen nature of the attack rocked an embattled sheriff's department and elicited calls and donations from across the country to capture everyone involved. WOUNDED HERO...
    Minneapolis City Council members, who just two months ago moved to eliminate the police department, sounded the alarm during a Wednesday meeting about a surge in crime seen by their constituents. Council members pressed police Chief Medaria Arradondo about the uptick in crimes that included daylight carjackings, robberies, assaults, shootings and street racing. “Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police?’” said Council Member Jamal Osman, noting that constituents' calls to the Minneapolis Police Department have gone unanswered. "That is the only public safety option they have at the moment. MPD. They rely on MPD. And they are saying they are nowhere to be seen.” MULTIPLE WORKERS FIRED AFTER GEORGE FLOYD'S MEDICAL RECORDS 'IMPROPERLY ACCESSED' Council President Lisa Bender accused police...
    After the tragic death of George Floyd rocked the nation, the Minneapolis City Council — which is composed of nearly all Democrats — took the lead in the anti-police movement, voting to defund the city's police department. The council sought to replace traditional law enforcement with newer community-based, alternative forms of policing. But as violent crime has plagued the city for months, the city council is now asking: "Where are the police?"What's the background?As TheBlaze reported, the Minneapolis City Council passed a resolution in June to replace the city's police department with an alternative "community safety" model. The development came days after the council promised anti-police residents that they would completely dismantle the city's policing system.What is happening now?During...
    (CNN)The current craziest thing from Trumpworld involves Michael Caputo, who was installed in a key government job as the top spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services, where a federal health official said Caputo is pressuring scientists to change their reports on the coronavirus pandemic.As if the allegation isn't bad enough, Caputo, in a video on Sunday, spewed conspiracy theories and warned of looming armed conflict if Joe Biden doesn't concede to Donald Trump, saying, "And when Donald Trump refuses to stand down at the inauguration, the shooting will begin." In a statement to CNN, Caputo said that he made the comments in the video while dealing with pressures stemming from he and his family being harassed recently....
    An 88-year-old Black man killed by officers in California was a former employee of the same police department Report: Saints star out several weeks Savvy Americans do this to earn an extra $1,394 per month in retirement Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/8 SLIDES © CBC/ITV/Kobal/Shutterstock A television icon. Catherine O’Hara earned one of the 15 Schitt’s Creek Emmy nominations for her role as Moira Rose. And as much as we loved hearing her say “bébé,” it was the character’s wild fashion — and wigs — that we could not get enough of. So we decided to round up some of her...
    A man walks by a police patrol car on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in a parking lot along the West Capitol Avenue strip in West Sacramento, Calif. AP Photo/Martha Irvine Police in Sacramento, California, shot and killed Robert Coleman, an 88-year old Black man, on Saturday. Days later, it was discovered that Coleman was a former member of the police department, the Sacramento Bee reported.  "Many people are impacted any time a life is lost. In this case, Mr. Coleman was not only a loving husband and a caring father, but he was also a member of the West Sacramento Police Department family for almost 10 years," the West Sacramento Police Department said in a statement. Coleman held...
    For the last four years, the busiest people in journalism have been the fact-checkers who compile Trump’s lies, which total well over 20,000. Early in this administration, there were discussions about what it would mean to have a president that the people couldn’t trust. At the time, it was feared that, should Trump proclaim that military intervention in a country like Iran was necessary, the majority wouldn’t believe him. Thankfully, that hasn’t happened. These days, however, the president is compounding his own lies with a corruption of the entire federal government. We saw that happen last fall with the controversy that became known as “Sharpie gate.” The White House pressured the Commerce Department, which oversees the National Weather Service, to contradict its scientists in...
    For weeks, Donald Trump ordered a rag-tag mix of border patrol, U. S. marshals, and other elements of federal enforcement—none of them trained to deal with the public—into the streets of Portland, Oregon, where they upped the level of violence, grabbed people off the street without charges, and savagely beat a group of local moms trying to get them to halt their violence. After some weeks, Trump finally decided he’d done enough to generate footage for his doom-themed campaign commercials (with a few supplements) and took his beat-down squad off the streets. Understandably, Congress would like to talk to the people who thought that dragging people into unmarked vans, shooting journalists in the face, defying local officials, and filling the streets with banned chemical weapons was...
    Need to stay updated on coronavirus news in Texas? Our evening roundup will help you stay on top of the day’s latest updates. Sign up here. Texas health officials announced Monday they are changing the way the state reports a key metric used to evaluate the extent of coronavirus infection, a move that conceded that the state’s previous method of calculating the “positivity rate” muddied the extent of viral transmission by mixing old data with new. The Texas Department of State Health Services said it will now “primarily rely” on a new calculation of the daily positivity rate — defined as the share of tests that yield positive results — which takes into account the date on which a coronavirus...
    To read Part 1 of this article, go here.  None of the founders of the country conceivably imagined that if the Attorney General is indeed the creature of the President, he would be ill-equipped to investigate, much less prosecute the President or his associates for wrongdoing, either before or during his presidency. It obviously didn’t occur to Hamilton, Madison or Jay that we might one day have a rogue President like Donald Trump with a life history of being one step ahead of the law, and little or no regard for presidential or constitutional norms. Barr enjoys the dubious decision of being the most controversial Attorney General in history. He testified in his confirmation hearings that he would make law enforcement decisions based...
    Dan Bongino, the Fox News contributor, told “Hannity” on Monday that we are watching the collapse of the greatest country in history descend into chaos, where the bad guys are considered the good guys. Bongino, a former NYPD police officer, pointed to the shocking ambush of two sheriff's deputies in Los Angeles on Saturday. DETROIT POLICE CHIEF STANDS GROUND AMID NATIONWIDE RESIGNATIONS: 'I'M NOT LEAVING' He encouraged viewers to look at the image of one of the deputies -- a mother to a six-year-old child -- bleeding from her face after being shot in the jaw, whiles he also provided aid to her partner. “You may want to tattoo that on your brain,” he said. “Our culture’s falling apart. The greatest country on...
    Oregon fires: This family left their home as a precaution. They returned to find it destroyed Wet Markets Are Essential to Thai Cooking. So Why Are They Disappearing? A brave Connecticut teen saves the lives of a mom and three children by pulling them from a burning car A Connecticut teenager was walking down the street when he saw something that made his heart sink. A small SUV covered in flames drove past him -- he could see a little girl out the car window. © Waterbury Police Department Justin Gavin is being called a hero after pulling a mom and three children from a burning car. The Waterbury Police Department received multiple calls September 9, describing a...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City From drag racing to partying at Clason Point Park, Community Board 9 members and residents are fed up. CB 9 Assistant District Manager Shirley Alonzo told the Bronx Times that the board had received numerous complaints over the past several months about racing, sex, drugs and music all night at the park. She said she understood the gravity of the recent budget cuts to the NYPD and the Parks Department, but it seems like the revelers don’t care. Alonzo said that Clason Park is becoming a nightclub and garbage dump. “People with limited venues to go to are going to public...
    Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson slammed the Dallas City Council for voting to cut $7 million from the city police department’s budget amid spiking crime rates in the city. The Dallas City Council voted on Wednesday to cut the money from the police department’s fund dedicated to overtime pay. The cut comprised 25% of the department’s overtime budget. The decision came after Black Lives Matter protesters called on elected officials to defund the police department. “The city of Dallas is facing a serious uptick in violent crime, and it’s not just a few days or weeks or months in the making. We’re talking about a couple of years now of steadily increasing aggravated assaults, steadily increasing homicide and steadily increasing domestic...
    TWITTER users identified Los Angeles resident Darnell Hicks as a suspect in the shooting of two California police officers. Hicks denied these claims and the LA county Sheriff’s department debunked the identification of the suspect, claiming that there are no named or wanted suspects as of yet. 7Video shows a suspect pulling up to the police vehicle and opening fireCredit: AP:Associated Press Here is more on the Compton shooting that occurred on Saturday. Who is Darnell Hicks? Twitter users had identified Darnell Hicks of Los Angeles as the suspect involved in the shooting of two California police officers.  What happened in Compton? Video of the footage shows a man repeatedly shooting at the 24-year-old male and 31-year-old female officer from...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Health Department is reporting 142 new Coronavirus cases out of 1,491 test results, and no additional deaths over the last 48 hours. The Health Department did not provide an update on Sunday. Of the newly reported cases, 132 are confirmed and 10 are probable. New cases range in age from 11 months to 92 years with a median age of 27 years. The date of positive tests range from Sept. 6 through Sept. 13. The total number of cases countywide now stands at 11,268 since March. The Health Department says they have now started counting all positive antigen tests as probable cases. There have been 1,057 hospitalizations in Allegheny County...
    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of an individual who was caught on video ambushing and shooting two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies as they sat in a patrol car. According to Fox News, the department announced the reward late Sunday night. Individuals with information can contact the Sheriff's Department directly at (323) 890-5500 or can leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).$100K REWARD OFFER in Manhunt for Suspect in Ambush Shooting of 2 LA Sheriff’s Deputies #Compton #LASD Call invest… https://t.co/a7G1f28xfP — LA County Sheriffs (@LA County Sheriffs)1600029025.0The suspect is described as a black male whose age is estimated to be between...
    The son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani could return to Gracie Mansion soon as he revealed he's considering running for office in 2021. Andrew Giuliani made the surprising declaration during an interview with New York Post, where he criticized Mayor Bill de Blasio and recalled his father's first inauguration. 'I am certainly thinking about it. It’s something that a bunch of people that I trust have approached me with,' said Andrew, 34. 'It’s been terrible to see over the last few years how the city has spiraled. I am afraid if the right candidate doesn’t win in 2021, four more years of de Blasio’s policies will remind us of the 80s.'   The Giuliani family may return...
    LUCASVILLE — Lucasville Trade Days has been stirring up conflict and discussions after the popular event posted it will take place this even with the COVID-19 pandemic. After several events including, the Fourth of July, the Scioto County Fair and Labor Day festivities were all canceled due to COVID-19. Many are questioning the reasoning behind why Lucasville Trade Days is allowed to proceed this year. Recently, Lucasville Trade Days posted an announcement on their social media pages announcing that it would go on this year. “NEWS BREAK! We now have permission from the Scioto County Health Dept. Lucasville Trade Days is ON for Sept. 25, 26, and 27, 2020. Please share this news and spread the word to everyone you...
    A demonstrator holds a sign reading "Defund the Police" during events to mark Juneteenth — which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, two years after the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves elsewhere in the United States — amid nationwide protests against racial inequality, in New York City on June 19, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid The Texas Municipal Police Association, the largest law enforcement group in the state, put out two ads in Austin telling drivers to "enter at your own risk" after the city slashed its police department budget.  "Limited Support Next 20 Miles," one of the signs reads. The billboards come in response to the Austin City Council's decision to cut its police department budget by a...
    WASHINGTON -- A federal prosecutor who was helping lead the investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe has resigned from the Justice Department, a spokesman said.Nora Dannehy was a top prosecutor on a team led by U.S. Attorney John Durham of Connecticut, who was appointed last year to lead an investigation into how the FBI and other federal agencies set out to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign had coordinated with the Kremlin.A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Connecticut on Friday confirmed Dannehy's departure, which was first reported by The Hartford Courant, but the spokesman declined to comment further.Her departure could complicate the final stretch of an investigation already slowed...
    Normally, a party does everything possible to avoid litigation. Polonius advised Laertes to “beware of entrance to a quarrel.” Litigation is a disaster. It is expensive and time-consuming. It is always risky to be a plaintiff, but it is more than risky to be on the receiving end —unless of course you are Donald Trump — and your lawyer is Bill Barr. It is nothing short of amazing that Bill Barr’s Justice Department has intervened in the civil suit for libel brought by the writer E. Jean Carroll. Carroll claims Trump raped her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the 1990s, many years before he was President. That alleged conduct is most likely beyond any period of limitations. But...
    A federal prosecutor who was helping lead the investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe has resigned from the Justice Department, a spokesman said. Nora Dannehy was a top prosecutor on a team led by U.S. Attorney John Durham of Connecticut, who was appointed last year to lead an investigation into how the FBI and other federal agencies set out to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign had coordinated with the Kremlin. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office in Connecticut on Friday confirmed Dannehy’s departure, which was first reported by The Hartford Courant, but the spokesman declined to comment further. Her departure could complicate the final stretch of an investigation already...
    A federal prosecutor who was helping lead the investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe has resigned from the Justice Department, a spokesman said. Nora Dannehy was a top prosecutor on a team led by U.S. Attorney John Durham of Connecticut, who was appointed last year to lead an investigation into how the FBI and other federal agencies set out to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign had coordinated with the Kremlin. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office in Connecticut on Friday confirmed Dannehy’s departure, which was first reported by The Hartford Courant, but the spokesman declined to comment further. Her departure could complicate the final stretch of an investigation already...
    By ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal prosecutor who was helping lead the investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe has resigned from the Justice Department, a spokesman said. Nora Dannehy was a top prosecutor on a team led by U.S. Attorney John Durham of Connecticut, who was appointed last year to lead an investigation into how the FBI and other federal agencies set out to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign had coordinated with the Kremlin. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Connecticut on Friday confirmed Dannehy's departure, which was first reported by The Hartford Courant, but the spokesman declined to comment further....
    WASHINGTON – A federal prosecutor who was helping lead the investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe has resigned from the Justice Department, a spokesman said. Nora Dannehy was a top prosecutor on a team led by U.S. Attorney John Durham of Connecticut, who was appointed last year to lead an investigation into how the FBI and other federal agencies set out to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign had coordinated with the Kremlin. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Connecticut on Friday confirmed Dannehy's departure, which was first reported by The Hartford Courant, but the spokesman declined to comment further. Her departure could complicate the final stretch of an...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A series of weekly public forums kicked off Friday to look at police-community relations in Minneapolis, and the city’s response following the death of George Floyd. The volunteer organization Communities United Against Police Brutality is hosting the meetings titled the People’s Floyd Commission. Michelle Gross, the president of CUAPB, says it’s work the city has failed to do this summer. “The whole goal is to gather all of this testimony, and then produce a report with recommendations afterward so that we can avoid this from ever happening again,” Gross said. Organizer Toussaint Morrison compared the meetings to the Christopher Commission, which examined the Los Angeles Police Department in the wake of the Rodney King beating in 1991....