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    A Brazilian has sparked outrage on the internet after they dyed a 60ft waterfall blue in a ridiculous gender reveal party. Source: Rhypso/YouTube The couple decided to dye the waters of the beautiful waterfall bright blue for their baby’s gender reveal party last week. The parents have been slammed by the internet for the blatant disregard for the planet, with many calling it an environmental disaster for the river. The river serves the town of Tangará da Serra in the state of Mato Grosso. The town has experienced a drought that has affected the water supply, so it’s no surprise that local authorities were quite upset when the couple contaminated the water for the party. Local authorities have launched an investigation and sent a team to the waterfall called the Queima-Pe River waterfall. “The inspection will investigate the environmental damage caused by the material thrown into the water,” the Environment Secretary for the state of Mato Grosso (Sema-MT) said in a statement. “If there is an environmental crime, those responsible will be charged and may be held accountable...
    The Chicago Police Department announced it will no longer chase fleeing suspects in certain cases as crime skyrockets in the Windy City.  The department announced the new policy at a Tuesday press conference and said it will go into effect after 'every officer is trained,' Superintendent David Brown said.  'There's a few clarifications that officers need to be aware before we hold them accountable,' Brown said on Tuesday.  Although he did not go into specifics of what officers needed clarification on, Brown emphasized that the new policy made it 'safer' for his cops and 'enhances law enforcement to do their job.'  The superintendent emphasized that 25 officers have already been shot or shot at this year, and the new foot pursuit policy would help eliminate potentially dangerous physical interactions with law enforcement and suspects, especially armed assailants.  Superintendent David Brown (pictured) announced on Tuesday that the Chicago Police Department will be updating its foot pursuit policy shortly to enhance officer safety and to better train officers  The new policy outlines the limited times when a foot pursuit is permissible as long...
    NASHVILLE, Tennessee – North Carolina Lt. Governor Mark Robinson told The Tennessee Star at the Faith and Freedom Road to Majority Conference on Friday that the “American Dream is absolutely not dead.” “It’s like I said to a group today, they say that the American Dream is dead. People will tell me that to my face,” he said. “I’m living the American Dream. I’m literally the guy that’s from the wrong side of the tracks with all the so-called strikes against me. Here I am, making history in North Carolina, the first black Lt. Governor of North Carolina.” “It totally goes against the narrative. In this country, your talent will allow you to have a space at the table and you can achieve the highest of highs if you have the right attitude and the right kind of work ethic,” he continued. “The American Dream is absolutely not dead. We see it all over. I met so many wonderful people on this journey, who people forget to look at their entire story,” said Robinson. Robinson explained how people often see...
    Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón is the “champ” of criminals, according to a deputy district attorney in the city. Shea Sanna joined Fox and Friends on Friday to blast his boss, claiming there are audiotapes of criminals referring to Gascón as their champ with some joking they want to get his name tattooed on them. Gascón addressed rising crime in the city this week and claimed it is the result of “bad policies” that “over-criminalized” certain communities. “The problems we have today [are] the result of many of the bad policies that over-criminalize communities without really looking for a path forward to create the reduction of crime, the prevention of crime,” said DA George Gascón during his town hall on violent crime last night. pic.twitter.com/fhJVfZFlhc — George Gascón (@LADAOffice) June 9, 2022 Sanna put the blame at Gascón’s feet, telling Pete Hegseth that the district attorney has mandated minimum charges for crimes and pushed for bail and quick releases in most cases. “It’s just hard to do our job because as soon as we catch a perpetrator,...
    Arizona State Senator Warren Petersen (R-Gilbert) spoke against a gun control Senate bill (SB) on Tuesday. “Sen. @votewarren explains why tougher gun restrictions are not the answer in stopping mass shootings, and how these kinds of laws will only prevent law abiding citizens from protecting themselves,” AZSenateRepublicans tweeted. "Criminals do not follow gun laws." Sen. @votewarren explains why tougher gun restrictions are not the answer in stopping mass shootings, and how these kinds of laws will only prevent law abiding citizens from protecting themselves. FULL DISCUSSION: https://t.co/CaogryZRDE pic.twitter.com/znS78BbGIU — AZSenateRepublicans (@AZSenateGOP) June 1, 2022 “The reason why this bill should not be supported is because it will stop law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves. Criminals do not follow gun laws. They will not abide by this law. Only law-abiding citizens will abide by this law, so you will simply restrict more opportunities to protect people,” Petersen said when explaining his vote. “You know who stopped the killer? A law-abiding father [off-duty Border Patrol agent Jacob Albarado],” Petersen said, “using his constitutional right. He was sitting in the barber’s office, having...
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Outgoing Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sharply criticized Russian leader Vladimir Putin for the killings of innocent civilians in Ukraine, saying while the two of them have been tagged as killers, “I kill criminals, I don’t kill children and the elderly.” Duterte, who openly calls Putin an idol and a friend, voiced his rebuke for the first time over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in remarks aired Tuesday where he blamed the three-month old war for the spike in global oil prices that has battered many countries, including the Philippines. While stressing he was not condemning the Russian president, Duterte disagreed with Putin’s labeling of the invasion as a “special military operation,” and said it was really a full-scale war waged against “a sovereign nation.” “Many say that Putin and I are both killers. I’ve long told you Filipinos that I really kill. But I kill criminals, I don’t kill children and the elderly,” Duterte said in a televised weekly meeting with key Cabinet officials. “We’re in two different worlds.” Duterte, who steps down on June 30 when...
    The Los Angeles Times admitted on Wednesday that Sunday’s Sacramento shooting was likely an exchange of gunfire between gang or street crime rivals rather than a “mass shooting.” According to the Times, “[The incident] appears to be a result of a fight between rivals that caught bystanders in a crossfire of automatic and semi-automatic weapons fire.” Although gun control was still mentioned by some local leaders and officeholders, the LA Times pointed out that Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg talked of “early intervention and gang prevention” on Tuesday. US Magazine reported that pop duo Aly and AJ said their tour bus was caught in the crossfire during the Sacramento shooting. Crossfire is not indicative of a “mass shooting” but it is a characteristic of a shootout. Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting thus far. The AP reported the first suspect arrested in connection with the Sacramento shooting was 26-year-old Dandrae Martin. He faces “charges of assault with a deadly weapon and being a convict carrying a loaded gun.” Smiley Martin, the brother of Dandrae Martin, was also arrested. Breitbart...
    What’s the justification for punishing a criminal? The four classic justifications are incapacitation, deterrence, rehabilitation, and retribution.  First, the idea behind incapacitation is to take a dangerous criminal off the street.  If the criminal is in jail, that criminal won’t be a danger to society. Deterrence is also forward-looking: by creating steep punishments for crimes, the law makes people more afraid to commit them.  The third justification, rehabilitation, is the noblest: the criminal justice system hopes to clean-up criminals and show them a more productive way to live in society.  (In practice, U.S. prisons are bad at reforming criminals).  Finally, retribution is the least noble justification: the logic is, of course, the age-old eye-for-an-eye. Many people think that one (or all) of these four concepts justify the criminal justice system.  But what happens after prison? Most ex-convicts continue to struggle.  Specifically, they struggle to get jobs because they have to report their criminal history on applications.  They have to check the box that says, “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?” But what’s the purpose of the...
    By Larry Keane Gun control groups worked for decades to impose Second Amendment restrictions that do little to reduce crime. They’ve used public relations campaigns, scare tactics and rhetoric that never addresses those actually committing these tragedies. Over the past two years, though, Americans have experienced first-hand what happens when they are left defenseless against criminals that don’t follow the law. A new poll shows law-abiding Americans have had enough of the gun control groups’ schemes and the ruse is up. Laws Against Law-Abiding New data from the Trafalgar Group is noteworthy, showing more than 80 percent of Americans now believe strict gun control in some of the country’s biggest cities has had “no effect” on reducing violent crime and they even “make cities even more dangerous” for law-abiding citizens. That’s bad news for gun control groups. The good news is that law-abiding Americans are waking up to their rights. Robert Cahaly conducted the survey and remarked the findings aren’t surprising. “There seems to be a growing consensus among urban residents that less police, releasing criminals and failure to prosecute...
    Los Angeles Police Department detective Jamie McBride slammed California Governor Gavin Newsom, arguing he "needs to be gone" as the Golden State continues to grapple with smash-and-grab robberies. McBride appeared on "Fox & Friends First" to discuss the crime surge, calling on the state to enact tougher crime laws.  NY DEMOCRAT RIPS AOC'S DENIAL OF RISE IN SMASH-AND-GRAB ROBBERIES: ‘SHE’S A DANGER' JAMIE MCBRIDE: We're wondering how many times somebody has to be arrested here in L.A. before they stay in jail. It's sad to say, but it's almost safer to hang out with Alec Baldwin on a movie set than go shopping in Los Angeles right now. That's how crazy it is. It is so violent. We're telling people don't visit because we don't think we can keep you safe right now. And that's just sad to say. … You'd have to start with the governor, Gavin Newsom ... he's advocated with the ACLU for Proposition 47 as well as George Gascon, who authored that bill. … Gavin Newsom needs to be gone. We need to work on changing...
    Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones went on a rant Tuesday in response to the January 6 select committee subpoenaing him. On Monday more subpoenas were issued related to the “Stop the Steal” protests and the rally the morning of January 6, sent to Jones, Roger Stone, Jennifer Lawrence (no, not the one you’re thinking of), and others. He theatrically declared Tuesday that the subpoena he received is “21st-century mass persecution.” “They will claim I lie about something to the committee, which isn’t even true. I wouldn’t lie.” Jones was subpoenaed just a week after being found liable in multiple lawsuits brought by Sandy Hook parents for his grotesque conspiracy-mongering about the deaths of their children. “I’m probably going to declare the 5th,” Jones said Tuesday. “Not because I’ve done anything wrong, but because these people are political criminals that have an axe to grind and have been bragging everywhere they want to put me in prison, okay? “I don’t intend on spending the rest of my life in prison.” He said the committee is engaging in a “show trial” before telling...
    The Taliban put several corpses on public display over the weekend, including bloody bodies hung from cranes in the western city of Herat, in a bid to intimidate potential lawbreakers. Onlookers were encouraged by Taliban officials to gawk at the bodies and spread the word. “I was talking with a customer when I saw Taliban bring two dead bodies on the back of a ranger vehicle. Then they told the people that from now on this is what will happen to anyone who kidnaps people. Many started chanting ‘Allahu akbar’ as a crane hanged the body,” a Herat resident told the UK Guardian on Saturday. “I was in a taxi, and going towards the downtown, when I saw the Taliban had used a crane to hang a dead body,” said another. “People were running to see it. I was watching it through the taxi’s back window. Then, when I arrived at the next square, I saw another man hanging from a crane.” “A body was hanging in square after square. I’m still in shock,” the second eyewitness said. According to...
    Harvey Weinstein's former assistant has criticised the 'power-worshipping system' that allowed him to do his worst, while failing to protect the vulnerable, as she launches a campaign to make NDAs illegal.  Zelda Perkins, 48, from Wiltshire, worked for the disgraced film producer's London office in the 1990s, when she was in her 20 and signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) in 1998 after claiming the producer sexually harassed her and tried to rape one of her colleagues, Rowena Chiu, in Italy.  Zelda eventually broke her NDA in 2017 to speak out against the producer, in a move that helped to spark the #metoo movement, and told the Times that she wants to see an end to the agreements that favour rich predators.   'It’s not his fault in a way; he’s a sociopath with too much power,' she said. 'Of course he’s going to go mad. But we have laws to protect us from ourselves. And if the law enables criminal behaviour, then it’s not working.'  Zelda Perkins, 48, from Wiltshire, worked for the disgraced film producer's London office in the 1990s, when...
    The push in Democratic cities to pay high-risk criminal offenders to refrain from committing violent crime speaks to "what a mess our culture is in," Trey Gowdy said on his show Sunday. The "Sunday Night in America" host devoted his monologue to the recent push in New York and San Francisco to financially reward young criminal offenders who have refrained from shooting others in what critics call a misguided effort to curb gun crimes. SAN FRANCISCO WILL PAY PEOPLE TO NOT SHOOT OTHERS "Occasionally, you hear or read something and think, ‘that can’t be right. Surely I must have read or heard that are wrong,’" Gowdy told viewers. "And that was precisely my reaction when I read San Francisco and New York were going to pay people not to shoot one another or otherwise commit violent crimes." Gowdy compared the initiative to a "version of blood money or extortion," arguing that officials are essentially paying criminals "to stay alive." "I just never thought government or any other noncriminal enterprise would actually encourage this kind of shakedown or extortion," he said. "Think about where we are as a country right now. Some progressives are advocating for cutting funding for...
    Two thieves were caught dancing on CCTV as they stole more than £1,000 of goods from a grocery store.   Footage shows the shoplifters stopping for an impromptu dance while they ransack a shop in Kherwara in the Udaipur district, western India, on September 4. The criminals spent around 20 minutes at the grocery shop before fleeing the scene and leaving a trail of mess in their wake. The two thieves begin to dance while they rob a grocery store in Kherwara in the Udaipur district, western India, on September 4 The criminals, who were wearing bandanas to conceal their face, stop for an impromptu dance  During the clip, the two thieves, who were wearing bandanas to conceal their face, search the shop for items. They then raise their arms in the air and begin to dance as their moves are captured on the CCTV camera located behind the till.      RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Dancing thieves of the Midlands: Moment pickpocket grinds up... Six Germans are arrested for spectacular €100million Dresden... ...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — As calls for criminal justice reform turn from call to action to policy, a new program in San Francisco that could provide cash payments as an incentive for reducing gun violence and crime is bound to turn heads. The program — called the Dream Keeper Fellowship — includes elements that may be jaw dropping to some. The plan is aimed at helping curb gun violence in San Francisco, which has seen a spike in recent months as the pandemic has worn on. READ MORE: COVID: Berkeley To Require Proof Of Vaccination At Indoor Restaurants, Gyms, Large Events Part of that proposal involves giving cash to people who could potentially find themselves in trouble and committing crimes. But proponents argue it is more than than that. They say it stands as another attempt at universal basic income targeting a specific group. “In many cases, sadly, the common denominator is that these folks do not have any sort of income. And so part of what we’re trying to do is make sure that money is not a barrier...
    San Francisco is rolling out a pilot program that will pay high-risk individuals to not shoot anyone as gun crimes tick up in the city.  "These small investments can transform the lives of individuals, but they can also transform communities," Sheryl Davis, executive director of the Human Rights Commission, told Newsweek. The Dream Keeper Fellowship will pay 10 individuals who are at high risk of being on either end of a shooting $300 each month to not be involved in such crimes.  CALIFORNIA LOOKING INTO PAYING DRUG ADDICTS TO STAY SOBER The fellowship is being rolled out by the Human Rights Commission and Office of Economic and Workforce Development and is funded through the Dream Keeper Initiative, which is San Francisco’s program that works to redirect funding into the Black community. It will launch in October.  "It's not necessarily as cut and dry as folks may think. It's not as transactional as, 'Here's a few dollars so that you don't do something bad,' but it really is about how you help us improve public safety in the neighborhood," Davis added....
    Former Detroit Police Chief James Craig joined "Justice with Judge Jeanine" Saturday to discuss the rise in crime he says has been brought on by ‘misguided liberal mayors’ such as Lori Lightfoot in Chicago and Murial Bowser in Washington, D.C.  Craig said that liberal mayors "continue to forget our police officers across the country are demoralized. They don't feel supported," and criticized plans to place more of a focus on "community policing."  EX-DETROIT POLICE CHIEF JAMES CRAIG: ‘I’M RUNNING' TO UNSEAT GOV. GRETCHEN WHITMER "Look, I'm an advocate of community policing, I am," he said. "But we need to get back to proactive policing. You talked about Rudy Giuliani. You talked about Bill Bratton. That's what works."  Craig noted that he has been in law enforcement for 44 years, and in that time, he has seen a rise in crime and police morale decline significantly.  "I was there when it was good, and toward the end of this great career I had, I saw things change dramatically," he said.  FORMER DETROIT POLICE CHIEF TAKES STEP TOWARDS GOP RUN FOR GOVERNOR...
    By Larry Keane President Joe Biden seems to be following the only mantra he knows when it comes to confronting America’s rising crime worries. Go after the Second Amendment and the firearm industry that makes the exercise of the right possible. Gang violence? More gun control. Spiraling crime? Must need more gun control. Repeat offenders committing crimes within hours of no-bail release? Gun control. President Biden’s been straw-man blaming the firearm industry for decades, but he went at it in earnest in 2019 when he declared during the Democratic presidential debates, “Our enemy is the gun manufacturers, not the NRA, the gun manufacturers.” It’s as if The White House’s crime plan is written on the back of a shampoo bottle. President Biden’s so confident in this idea, he invited police and city leaders to The White House to discuss a “Comprehensive Strategy to Reduce Gun Crimes.” “While there’s no ‘one-size-fit-all’ approach, we know there are some things that work, and the first of those that work is stemming the flow of firearms used to commit violent crimes,” President Biden said to media gathered at...
    President Joe Biden should be focusing on the individuals committing violent crimes, not the instruments being used by the criminals, Sen. Marco Rubio told Fox News on Wednesday. Rubio, R-Fla., told "Special Report" that criminals are committing the violent acts with the firearms and other implements. "Guns are the instrumentality that are being used, but the real target should be the criminals, it's the criminals who are stealing guns and selling them in the streets to one another and committing these acts of violence," he said. "What we have seen all over the country in the last few months are really things out of a Hollywood movie except it's real and it's tragic, [like] shoot-outs on highways." Rubio said the current violent crime wave across the country is a result of politicians taking "crazy, nonsensical ideas", running for and getting elected to office based on them, and then either implementing such illogical ideas or creating a perception that they will be enacting such policies. Video"The ideas these people have are nuts and when you elect people who have these...
    Watch the latest video at foxnews.com The Fox News opinion host whose legal defense has been that viewers shouldn’t believe what he says is literally true has now tried to suggest that “unindicted co-conspirators” cited in connection with the Jan. 6th siege on the U.S. Capitol Complex may have been undercover government actors. Tucker Carlson insinuated that the government was to blame for what happened at the Capitol by citing to a website which failed to cite or analyze the law or common legal practices while claiming a government conspiracy surrounded what occurred on Jan. 6th. The Broadcast In a Tuesday evening monologue, Carlson ranted about “Person 2” — a man alleged to have “stormed the barricades” around the Capitol and stayed in a hotel room with indicted Oath Keepers member Thomas Caldwell — and “Person 3,” another unidentified and uncharged co-conspirator. “In potentially every single case, they were FBI operatives,” Carlson suggested. “Really? In the Capitol on Jan. 6th!” “They were almost certainly working for the FBI,” Carlson also said of these “persons.” He then called the unnamed individuals the “organizers” of...
    Kamala Harris is now in charge of the White House response to the southern border crisis and has immediately faced a slew of criticism from conservatives for her very lax stance on immigration. 'An undocumented immigrant is not a criminal,' Harris tweeted in April 2017 in bashing then-President Donald Trump's hard-line immigration policy. Republicans were quick to pounce on Biden's decision to put Harris at the helm of this issue, pointing to her past criticism of offices dealing with the border. Specifically, the GOP referenced a congressional hearing in 2018 when Harris, then a U.S. senator for California, compared Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to the KKK.  In her 2017 tweet, Harris vowed: 'We are not a society that is going to stand for tearing families apart. We are not going to buy into this administration's fear mongering.' Kamala Harris asserted in 2017 tweet illegal immigrants aren't criminals – exhibiting her 'weak' immigration stance conservatives pounced on following her appointment to lead the White House response to the border crisis President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that Harris would...
    Savannah Rychcik March 23, 2021 0 Comments Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) is telling supporters of the “Defund the Police” movement they should not be shocked by an increase in violent crime. “There has been extended systematic attacks on our police and law enforcement professionals for years, calling them racist and bigoted and prejudiced, demanding that they be defunded and replaced with social workers,” Cotton said during a hearing on gun violence Tuesday. He added, “When you condemn the police… when you make it harder to do their job, you shouldn’t be surprised that criminals take advantage of the opportunities that follow and that crime rises and, in particular, violent crime rises.” Watch part of the hearing below: At Senate hearing on gun violence, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) blames ‘Defund The Police’ movement for increase in violent crime:“When you condemn the police, when you make it harder to do their job, you shouldn’t be surprised that criminals take advantage.” pic.twitter.com/kaJF656lv2— The Recount (@therecount) March 23, 2021 Cotton’s comments come one day after a gunman opened fire at a Colorado...
    TikTok users are being warned about a tricky tactic used by kidnappers after a North Carolina woman spotted something suspicious in a parking lot.  A 20-year-old TikToker named Shannon recently turned around and left a shopping center's parking lot after noticing two cars that had pieces of string wrapped around the door handles. Her TikTok video of the incident has gone viral, being viewed over 20 million times — including by a man named Reece who explained why this was such a red flag. Warning: A 20-year-old named Shannon recently turned around and left a shopping center's parking lot after noticing two cars that had pieces of string wrapped around the door handles Yikes! After finding two, she wrote, 'I'm getting out of here' @ice.lemon.water We thought it was a joke at first until we found the second one ¿¿ #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #scary #viral #trending #BoseAllOut ¿ Scary - Background Sounds Shannon's video was filmed from the front seat of her car, where she noticed that another nearby car had a piece of wire wrapped around the driver's...
    Congress is poised to pass another quarter of a trillion dollars in COVID-19-related unemployment benefits, even though the country’s state-based mosaic system remains vulnerable to the same rampant fraud that allowed Scammers last year diverted more than $ 40 billion of aid destined for Americans in need as part of the pandemic. That means the $ 1.9 trillion stimulus package that could pass in Congress this month, including another $ 260 billion in unemployment insurance, is likely to bring another windfall for cybercriminals, including many foreigners posing as laid off workers. and they exploit loopholes created by the CARES Act, as happened last year. “It’s like Christmas for scammers,” said Haywood Talcove, CEO of information firm LexisNexis Risk Solutions, for whom the government should adopt stricter anti-fraud safeguards to verify the identity, employment history and location of applicants. . “I wouldn’t let a penny come out until the government puts some of these tools in place to prevent it.” Cybercrime experts, including some who previously made a living exploiting weak online systems, warn that as Congress prepares to pass another...
    Tyree Moorehead believes the key to fighting Baltimore’s rising murder rate is to pay the potential killers. At 15, Tyree Moorehead was convicted of second-degree murder. After serving eighteen years in prison, the ex-convict dedicates his time to creating “no shoot zones” across Baltimore. Now, Moorehead has proposed a novel approach: prevent crime by paying those most likely to commit it. “I’ve talked to these people. I’ve seen the shooters. It’s a small city, I know who the hustlers are,” Moorehead said, pointing toward a common financial desperation. “Guess what they want? They want money,” he said. Since 2015, rapper Tyree Moorehead has painted nearly 200 "No Shoot Zones" throughout Baltimore. Since July, weve been working on a story with him about what drives him and whether they work. It airs tonight at 5:30 on @wjz. pic.twitter.com/PzAgIP89yW — Paul Gessler (@PaulGessler) December 3, 2019 On the surface, the idea might seem crazy, but there is evidence to suggest it can actually work. Richmond, California, was one of the most dangerous cities in the country until the idea of mitigating poverty for...
    A convicted murderer-turned-community activist in Baltimore has a radical approach to combatting the city’s stunning murder rate — pay criminals not to kill. The controversial idea comes from Tyree Moorehead, who was 15 when he was put away for second-degree murder and spent 18 years behind bars, Fox 45 reported. “I can relate to the shooters,” the activist who now transforms scenes of deadly shootings into so-called “no-shoot zones.” “Guess what they want? They want money.” Baltimore has been wracked by violent crime in recent years, closing out 2020 with 335 homicides, according to statistics from the Baltimore Sun. In 2019, there were 348 murders. “I’ve talked to these people. I’ve seen the shooters. It’s a small city, I know who the hustlers are,” Moorehead said. A Baltimore Police forensics team enters the house in West Baltimore where a U.S. Marshall was shot while while serving an arrest warrant earlier this month.AP A similar strategy has been used before in Richmond, California, one of the most dangerous cities in the country which paid criminals up to $1,000 a month, as...
    More On: baltimore Baltimore Symphony Orchestra scolds flutist for social media conspiracy theories Activist known as ‘heart and soul’ of Baltimore’s anti-gun violence program shot, killed Detective charged with assaulting shopper who refused to wear mask Pharmacist pleads guilty to paying hitman to kill drug case witness A convicted murderer-turned-community activist in Baltimore has a radical approach to combatting the city’s stunning murder rate — pay criminals not to kill. The controversial idea comes from Tyree Moorehead, who was 15 when he was put away for second-degree murder and spent 18 years behind bars, Fox 45 reported. “I can relate to the shooters,” the activist who now transforms scenes of deadly shootings into so-called “no-shoot zones.” “Guess what they want? They want money.” Baltimore has been wracked by violent crime in recent years, closing out 2020 with 335 homicides, according to statistics from the Baltimore Sun. In 2019, there were 348 murders. “I’ve talked to these people. I’ve seen the shooters. It’s a small city, I know who the hustlers are,” Moorehead said. A Baltimore Police forensics team enters...
    “Students are not criminals,” proclaimed a banner held up by demonstrators wearing masks. In Thessaloniki, the second city in the north, a demonstration of hundreds of students was dispersed by the police, who briefly used tear gas. A week ago, similar protests took place in Athens and other cities against this bill which establishes a special body of police to patrol universities, which are often the scene of violence between different political groups. “Universities are crucial public structures which are the object of threats against security”, indicated the Minister of Citizen Protection, Michalis Chryssohoïdis. During his press briefing on Thursday, government spokesman and former university professor Christos Tarantilis described the bill as “emblematic”, stressing that it should have been passed for several years. The presence of the police in the universities, traditionally very politicized, has been a delicate subject in Greece since the bloody repression in November 1973 by the army and the police of a student movement at the Polytechnic of Athens against the junta of colonels of the time. In power for more than a year and...
    A federal judge in Iowa slammed President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump calls for end to 'religious persecution worldwide' on 850th anniversary of Thomas Becket's death Michael Cohen interview sparks questions after he mentions prison friends 'Tony Meatballs and Big Minty' Ocasio-Cortez rails against both Democrats and Republicans who opposed ,000 direct payments MORE’s recent pardons on Tuesday, saying, “It’s not surprising that a criminal like Trump pardons other criminals.” U.S. District Judge Robert Pratt made the statement during an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday. Pratt said, “Apparently to get a pardon, one has to be either a Republican, a convicted child murderer or a turkey.” Pratt was referring to Trump’s Republican allies in the government, security contractors convicted of killing civilians in Iraq, and the turkey that is pardoned each Thanksgiving. The AP reports that Pratt’s statement came when he was asked by the news outlet for a comment on the recent pardoning of former aides for ex-Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) who were convicted on corruption charges related to the Iowa caucuses. Jesse Benton and John Tate both worked on Paul’s 2012...
    The United States has become a completely changed nation over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren said Monday. "I don’t recognize my country and I’m starting to not recognize my fellow Americans," Lahren said on her Fox Nation show "Final Thoughts". "Laying down and taking this? Closing restaurants and other businesses as Amazon, Target and the grocery stores make monster profits? "Is that the American way?" she asked. "Sitting back and watching our so-called leaders defy their own advice, edicts and orders and allowing them to get by with some bogus emailed apology? Sending plainclothes officers into bars and restaurants in an undercover COVID sting operation? Is that the American Way?" Lahren said politicians and other officials have used the coronavirus to "systematically" condition citizens to "give up our rights.  HUCKABEE: DEMOCRATS CAUGHT VIOLATING THEIR OWN COVID RULES SHOULD RESIGN  "A little here, a little there, and all of a sudden, cops are getting sent out to issue misdemeanors for backyard holiday gatherings," she argued. COVID-19 cases have been on the rise in recent weeks, forcing state leaders...
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer wants to exclude criminal offenders from Syria from a general stop of deportations that applies to the war torn country, a spokeswoman for the ministry said on Friday. Seehofer aims to replace the existing rule by individual checks when criminal offenders are concerned, the spokeswoman said. The minister would present his proposal to his state colleagues at their next meeting, she added. Germany was rattled by the murder of a tourist in the city of Dresden in October that authorities blame on a Syrian who came to the country as a refugee in 2015. The suspect was known as a radical Islamist to the police and lost his refugee status because of his criminal record in 2019, but could not be deported due to the civil war in his home country. (Reporting by Sabine Siebold; Editing by Riham Alkousaa) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: Syria, European Union, Middle East, Europe, Germany
    A California sheriff says she will not enforce Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new coronavirus curfew, according to reports. Newsom announced a number of measures on Thursday, including limited stay-at-home orders and overnight curfews for nonessential work between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. every Saturday until Dec. 21. Fresno Sheriff Margaret Mims, however, said she wouldn't be penalizing residents who didn't follow the curfew, FOX 26 reported. Sheriff Margaret Mims (Official photo) "We've got a lot of things to do, including taking guns away from gang members, stopping narcotic trafficking, and saving children from internet predators," Mims said during a video briefing Thursday afternoon. “We’re not gonna make criminals of normally law-abiding citizens.” The department will not set up any checkpoints or pull over people to verify their reason for being out past curfew, Mims added. Other law enforcement agencies plan to take a similarly hands-off approach to the curfew. Merced County sheriff's deputies, Madera police, Visalia police and Kings County deputies all plan to continue business as usual rather than refocus on the curfew. “We’re gonna continue to do our law...
    By Yew Lun Tian BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Friday the United States should not become a haven for Chinese criminals' ill-gotten wealth and it denied that five people arrested in the United States for conspiring to coerce a Chinese family to go home were its law enforcement officers. U.S. authorities charged eight people this week with conspiring to act as illegal agents for a foreign government and alleged they were working on China's behalf in a plot involving threatening letters and the use of night-vision goggles to surveil and coerce a Chinese family to return to home to face charges. China has for years been trying to recover stolen money taken overseas as part of a crackdown on corruption. It has also tried to get international cooperation to track corrupt officials since President Xi Jinping began a war on graft nearly a decade ago. Five of the people charged in the United States, including an American private investigator, were arrested on Wednesday in New Jersey, New York and California, while the rest are believed to be in China,...
    UFC star Colby Covington has defended his comments about Black Lives Matter and insists they were 'not racist'. Covington battered Tyron Woodley at UFC Fight Night earlier this month, but caused controversy with his post-fight comments. 3Colby Covington insists his blast at the BLM movement was 'not racist'Credit: Getty Images - Getty He claimed Woodley was a communist 'because he is standing up for lifelong criminals', before blasting the BLM movement as 'a sham'. Now speaking on Submission Radio, the 32-year-old appeared to have no regrets over his comments. He said: "There’s nothing that I said that was racist and there’s nothing I did that was racist – end of story." Covington completely dominated the much-anticipated bout between the two bitter rivals in Las Vegas. And he was determined to carry on the feud in the press conference afterwards. He said: "You know the Black Lives Matter is a complete sham. It is a joke. They are taking these people. They are complete terrorists. "They are taking these people that are criminals. You know, these aren’t people that are hard working...
    One of the most bizarre aspects of an otherwise successful GOP convention was the constant reference to Joe Biden supporting the 1994 crime bill as if it were a bad thing. Given where Joe Biden's allegiance lies today, it would have been better for Trump to propose an updated 1994 crime bill that fits today's situation in order to take repeat offenders off the streets. It's not too late to make the second term about making America safe again, just like it was when people like Joe Biden believed in law and order in the 1990s. The message being sent to criminals with all the continued emphasis on "criminal justice reform" is that violence is the answer and crime pays. A new infographic posted by the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund shows the significant correlation between plummeting arrests and rising crime. 5 Facts About Police: Less Police, More Crime. More Police, Less Crime We’ll continue to share one of our 5 fac… https://t.co/j6jxsCHxzC — Law Enf. Legal Defense Fund (@Law Enf. Legal Defense Fund)1598551008.0 Fewer arrests equal more crime....
    Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who received national attention after footage of them armed as protesters passed their house went viral on social media, spoke at the Republican National Convention Monday night. Mark McCloskey opened by referencing the “mob of protesters” while Patricia said, “What you saw happened to us could just as eaily happen to any of you who are watching from quiet neighborhoods across the country.” “Whether it’s the defunding of police, ending cash bails so criminals can be released back out on the streets the same day to riot again or encouraging anarchy and chaos on our streets,” Mark continued, “it seems as if the Democrats no longer view the government’s job as protecting honest citizens from criminals, but rather protecting criminals from honest citizens.” “These radicals are not content with marching in the streets, they want to walk the halls of congress. They want to take over. They want power,” he said. “This is Joe Biden’s party. These are the people who will be in charge of your future, and the future...
    The couple who wielded weapons at Black Lives Matter protesters from their St. Louis home's front lawn urged the country to rally around President Trump because Democrats won't protect them. "Whether it’s defunding the police, ending cash bail so criminals can be released back out on the streets the same day to riot again, or encouraging anarchy on our streets, it seems as if Democrats no longer view the government’s job as protecting honest citizens from criminals, but rather protecting criminals from honest citizens," Mark McCloskey told the Republican National Convention on Monday. Wife Patricia McCloskey added, "These are the policies that are coming to a neighborhood near you. So make no mistake: No matter where you live, your family will not be safe in the radical Democrats’ America." The McCloskeys face felony charges for brandishing firearms at a large group of demonstrators who broke down a fence to protest through their gated neighborhood in June. They have become Fox News fixtures over the summer and have used the platform to accuse St. Louis prosecutor Kim Gardner of not being...
    On Saturday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan slammed Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler by saying that the mayor is telling federal agents and officers to stop acting under their statutory authority and to “watch the criminals burn the seat of American justice to the ground.” Morgan also stated that the mayor, “instead of telling the criminals to go home,” is telling “the federal agents doing their job, protecting Americans to go home.” Morgan said that the claim that it is the federal agents and officers who are inflaming the situation and creating violence is “preposterous” and it is “unbelievable.” He continued, “So, the mayor in Portland is saying, federal agents and officers, you go home. Stop doing your statutory authority, and watch the criminals burn the seat of American justice to the ground. That’s what [we will] see. So, instead of telling the criminals to go home, he tells the federal agents doing their job, protecting Americans to go home. It’s outrageous. It’s ridiculous. And it’s dangerous.” Morgan also...
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan told Breitbart Texas that oft-called demonstrators in Portland, Oregon, are “criminals–not demonstrators.” His comments come after weeks of actions by Border Patrol agents assisting federal law enforcement in the protection of government buildings in Portland. Commissioner Morgan told Breitbart that the Border Patrol’s elite BORTAC unit from El Paso, Texas, has been deployed to the Rose City to assist Federal Protective Service (FPS) police and U.S. Marshals in defending federal properties from rioters. “We have several United States Border Patrol agents that are from our elite tactical team BORTAC as a supporting element to the FPS and the United States Marshals who have statutory responsibility for protection of federal buildings,” Morgan said in laying out why Border Patrol agents are in Portland. “It is part of a whole-of-government approach” responding to protests and riots in the city. “It is so frustrating when I hear these individuals referred to as demonstrators or protesters,” the commissioner said. “They’re not. They are criminals.” “They are coordinating and planning with wilful intent to destroy federal...
    The Portland, Ore., protesters who have created their own 'autonomous zone' by pitching tents and rebuilding barricades are "criminals," acting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan said on Thursday. “These are individuals that are planning, organizing with premeditation to destroy federal property and harm federal officers and agents,” Morgan told “Fox & Friends.” Morgan noted that the Portland protesters are coming in with rocks, hammers and nails in plywood to intentionally cause harm. “Those are criminals, those are not protesters,” Morgan said. PORTLAND'S UNREST CONTINUES FOR SIX WEEKS STRAIGHT WITH NO APPARENT END IN SIGHT The protesters in Portland began to set up tents in a park near the federal courthouse early Wednesday, and barricaded streets to create their own autonomous zone, likened to the since disbanded Capitol Hill Organized Protest in Seattle. VideoDemonstrators began erecting tents in downtown Portland’s Lownsdale Square, across the street from the federal Pioneer Courthouse, one of the federal properties Homeland Security sought to protect by bringing federal officers into the city two weeks ago. A camera at the Portland Standard Building showed protesters beginning to assemble tents late Tuesday night in the...
    The murder of George Floyd — a Black man in handcuffs not resisting arrest — by a White Minneapolis police officer on Memorial Day was a horrific crime that understandably outraged Americans of every race. But tragically, demands by some to defund or disband police departments around the nation will only lead to increased crime and the loss of more innocent lives, including Black lives. Already, serious crime is skyrocketing in a number of cities, as criminals take advantage of attacks on police to step up their activity. From June 29 to July 5, there were 85 shooting incidents and 27 murders in Chicago alone, with most occurring on the city’s predominantly African American South Side. Over the 28-day period ending July 5, there were 388 shootings in Chicago citywide — an increase of 76 percent compared to the same period in 2019 —  and 95 murders. BEN SHAPIRO: ALL BLACK LIVES LOST SHOULD MATTER TO BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT Over the July Fourth holiday weekend, 44 people were shot in New York City and at least eight were killed....
    Cyber criminals can work out if people are away from home by examining information transmitted over Wi-Fi by home security cameras, say scientists. Internet-connected security cameras that track potential burglars, such as Google's Nest Cam and Amazon's Ring range, can be interfered with by attackers.  These devices, which are becoming an increasingly common feature of people's homes, generate huge amounts of hackable personal data.  UK and Chinese researchers got access to a data set of smart home camera uploads from an undisclosed device maker.   They found online traffic generated by the cameras, which are often triggered by motion, could be monitored and used to predict when a house is occupied or not.  A lack of traffic throughout a working day could indicate that a homeowner is out, for example, leaving the home vulnerable to a burglary if linked with address data.  Scroll down for video  Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Queen Mary University of London tested if an attacker could infer privacy-compromising information about a camera's owner from simply from tracking the uploaded data passively without inspecting...
    President Donald Trump opened his remarks at the Kennedy Space Center on Saturday by addressing the unrest resulting from the George Floyd protests. Trump, who was in attendance to watch the launch of the SpaceX rocket, began by saying he had spoken to the family of George Floyd, and expressed the "sorrow of our entire nation." However, speaking about the protests, the president placed the blame on left-wing groups for the vandalism and violence.Read more Klobuchar Calls on AG Barr to Investigate Minneapolis Police Department AG Barr Says 'Outside Radicals and Agitators' Are Behind Unrest at Protests Tech Experts Say Donald Trump's Social Media Order Could Have Global Impact "The memory of George Floyd is being dishonored by rioters, looters and anarchists. The violence and vandalism is being led by Antifa and other radical left-wing groups who are terrorizing the innocent, destroying jobs, hurting business and burning down buildings. The main victims of this horrible, horrible situation are the citizens who live in these once lovely communities," Trump said. "Right now, America needs creation, not destruction. Cooperation, not contempt. Security,...
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