The doctor who pronounced George Floyd dead says a lack of oxygen was the likely cause. --Failing New York Times by Nemacolin in news
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Of course he did.
Not Making National News: Former NFL Pro Guns Down Five People in South Carolina Including a Doctor and His Two Grandchildren by scrubking in news
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Mass killing #22 so far this year in the United States with 117 killed in such incidents.
No, the video of him at the store acting just like everyone else, before the police attacked him.
Former FEMA Operative, Celeste Solum, On What’s In The Bill Gates Vaccine by JustLookDontDismiss in news
Celeste Solum? Never heard of her. A quick search brings up nothing that is not self-promotional.
He looked fine in the video taken before he was attacked.
‘Thank God I’m safe’: NRA head Wayne LaPierre sought refuge from public outrage aboard luxury yacht after mass school shootings at Sandy Hook, Parkland, Fla. by Nemacolin in news
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More headlines this morning. Seems that Wayne has hidden on yachts at least twice.
The leader of the National Rifle Association said in a deposition that he fled to a private yacht out of fear for his safety following the Sandy Hook and Parkland school shootings.
The 108-foot yacht ― complete with two Sea-Doo WaveRunners and a staff of four people, including a cook ― was where Wayne LaPierre, chief executive of the gun rights group, fled after those mass shootings of schoolchildren in 2012 and 2018.
“They simply let me use it as a security retreat because they knew the threat that I was under,” LaPierre said in a weekend deposition in Texas, where he hopes the NRA can file for bankruptcy to avoid a lawsuit brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James.
LaPierre said the decision to flee to his friend’s yacht, named The Illusion, was due to threats he received after the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting that left 20 children and six adults dead. LaPierre then fled to the yacht a second time in 2018 following the Parkland, Florida, school shooting that left 17 dead, according to his deposition.
“And I was basically under presidential threat without presidential security in terms of the number of threats I was getting,” LaPierre continued. “And this was the one place that I hope I could feel safe, where I remember getting there going, ‘Thank God I’m safe, nobody can get me here.’ And that’s how it happened. That’s why I used it.”
Half of Republicans believe false accounts of deadly U.S. Capitol riot: Reuters/Ipsos poll by Nemacolin in news
Do you believe the attack on the Capitol was launched by President Trump and his allies?
High court nixes Alex Jones' appeal in Newtown shooting case by Nemacolin in news
You need to start writing and calling the families of these crisis actors. You know to let them know you are on to them.
Texas Candidate Under Fire for Saying She Doesn’t Want Chinese Immigrants in the U.S. by Nemacolin in news
I think a cat walked across your keyboard.
Dow Jones Highest Closing Ever by Nemacolin in news
Yep. Probably. When numbers go up, they tend to go down.
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"Chyna" is a person.
Harvey Weinstein Appeals Conviction, Blames 'Cavalier' Judge by Nemacolin in news
More than a year after Harvey Weinstein’s rape conviction, his lawyers are demanding a new trial, arguing in court papers Monday that the landmark #MeToo prosecution that put him behind bars was buoyed by improper rulings from a judge who was “cavalier” in protecting the disgraced movie mogul’s right to a fair trial.
In a 166-page brief filed with a state appellate court, Weinstein’s lawyers took repeated aim at Manhattan Judge James Burke, arguing that he swayed the trial’s outcome with repeated rulings favorable to prosecutors — including a decision allowing additional accusers to testify about allegations that never led to criminal charges.
Weinstein’s lawyers also challenged Burke’s refusal to remove a juror who had written a novel involving predatory older men, as well as his decision to allow prosecutors to have an expert on victim behavior and rape myths testify while rejecting testimony on similar subjects from defense experts.
“Mr. Weinstein had a right to a fair trial by an impartial jury,” lawyers Barry Kamins, John Leventhal and Diana Fabi-Samson wrote in the brief.
“The trial court should have exercised the utmost vigilance in protecting this most important right of the defendant,” they wrote. “Instead, the trial court was cavalier in its obligation to safeguard this right and the consequences for Mr. Weinstein were disastrous.”
Weinstein, 69, was convicted in February 2020 of a criminal sex act for forcibly performing oral sex on a TV and film production assistant in 2006 and rape in the third degree for an attack on an aspiring actress in 2013.
He was acquitted of first-degree rape and two counts of predatory sexual assault stemming from actor Annabella Sciorra’s allegations of a mid-1990s rape — testimony that his lawyers said Monday was so dated it should never have been allowed.
Harvey Weinstein Appeals Conviction, Blames 'Cavalier' Judge
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The Calgarian Pastor Who Kicked The Police out of his Church Raises Hell at Canada Post in Shoppers Drug Mart Because They Deny Service for No Mask Even Though he has a Mask Exemption by christnmusicreleases in news
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You are right. I am wrong. Someone else posted it. Sorry.
So anyway, what is up with silly things you post? Are you being paid or do you just enjoy .... whatever it is you think you are doing?
In March of 2021, the Dow hit all-time highs of over 33,000. On March 10, 2021, the Dow broke 32,000 for the first time. On Jan. 7, 2021, the Dow broke 31,000 for the first time, closing at 31,041.13.
The previous high was 29,551.42 on Feb. 12, 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold.
Dow Jones Highest Closing Ever
5 months ago by Nemacolin to /s/news from (thebalance.com)
Well, we seem to have policemen who cannot effect a routine arrest without killing someone.
Report: Tennessee could owe TSU a half-billion dollars by Nemacolin in news
Citing years of unpaid land grant matches by the state, a joint committee of the legislature discussed a half-billion-dollar sum owed to Tennessee State University.
According to legislative financial analysts, the state could owe up to $544,000,000 to the HBCU.
When the school was founded, the federal government put both TSU and the University of Tennessee on a land grant program. Tennessee was supposed to match dollar for dollar money sent by the federal government to fund the schools.
According to Rep. Harold Love Jr., that funding should've been 75% for UT and 25% for TSU. However, for decades, funding for TSU was inconsistent, federal, state or both never made it to the university.
However, there's also another funding ratio that has the dollar amount owed to TSU at $150,000,000.
Either way, TSU President Dr. Glenda Glover said she believes the state owes money.
Report: Tennessee could owe TSU a half-billion dollars
5 months ago by Nemacolin to /s/news from (newschannel5.com)
I bet you are a lot of fun to talk to in real life.
You will recall christnmusicrelease posted the story about how Michael Cohen had killed himself.
Situation Update, April 5th, 2021 - Nazi-style covid DEATH CAMPS coming to every Democrat-controlled city by christnmusicreleases in news
Tell me about three Republican cities.
‘Gestapo out!’ Canadian cops chased out by enraged pastor after reportedly trying to stop Passover prayer by Drewski in news
I can hardly wait until Wayne sues the paper.
Thank you, Doctor.
Donald Trump has expanded his list of 'woke' companies to boycott, due to their opposition to Georgia's voting law by format in news
Yeah. There was the balanced budget, the wall, and of course now we say "Merry Christmas" again.
You talking about Mike Bloomberg?
Yeah, most people hate speech that attacks a murdered child's family.
This resolute gun nut had “Illusions” he was the real target of armed killers.
NRA leader Wayne LaPierre says he faced an unprecedented “security threat” in the wake of bloody rampages at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut and a Parkland, Fla., high school — and had to seek refuge aboard his Hollywood producer pal’s 108-foot yacht.
In a chutzpah-rich deposition, the politically powerful gun-rights advocate said the fancy vessel christened “Illusions” was one of the few places he felt safe from the national outrage that erupted after the slaughter of innocent children with military-grade firearms.
‘Thank God I’m safe’: NRA head Wayne LaPierre sought refuge from public outrage aboard luxury yacht after mass school shootings at Sandy Hook, Parkland, Fla.
5 months ago by Nemacolin to /s/news from (nydailynews.com)
An emergency room doctor who tried to save George Floyd’s life for 30 minutes before pronouncing him dead testified on Monday that he believed Mr. Floyd had most likely died of a lack of oxygen, bolstering a central argument of the prosecution.
Dr. Bradford T. Wankhede Langenfeld, who was a senior resident at the Hennepin County Medical Center, testified in court that Mr. Floyd’s heart was not beating by the time he arrived at the hospital on that day in May. His testimony followed those of two paramedics who said last week that Mr. Floyd’s heart had stopped by the time they arrived to the scene of his arrest. The doctor’s testimony came on the sixth day of the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer charged with murdering Mr. Floyd.
The doctor said that, based on the information he had at the time, he thought that oxygen deficiency, sometimes called asphyxia, was “one of the more likely” causes of Mr. Floyd’s death.
Prosecutors had said Mr. Floyd died of asphyxia, appearing to divert from the ruling of the county medical examiner who performed an autopsy on Mr. Floyd and said that he had died of “cardiopulmonary arrest.” That term, prosecutors have said, is applicable to any death because it simply means that a person’s heart and lungs have stopped.
Eric J. Nelson, Mr. Chauvin’s lawyer, had suggested that Mr. Floyd’s death was caused in part by his underlying heart disease and the fentanyl and methamphetamine that were found in his system. In response to questions from Mr. Nelson, Dr. Wankhede Langenfeld agreed that many different things — including taking fentanyl and methamphetamine — could cause a death that would still be considered asphyxiation.
The doctor who pronounced George Floyd dead says a lack of oxygen was the likely cause. --Failing New York Times
5 months ago by Nemacolin to /s/news from (nytimes.com)
Yep. A bunch of Mainstream Republicans. We need to lock them up for a very long time.
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A Texas congressional candidate and former Trump administration staffer is facing criticism for racist remarks that she does not want Chinese immigrants coming to the U.S. "at all," blaming them for stealing intellectual property and spreading COVID-19.
"I don't want them here at all," Sery Kim said in a forum for candidates of Texas' 6th Congressional District held last week. "They steal our intellectual property, they give us coronavirus, they don't hold themselves accountable."
Kim — a Republican who worked in the Small Business Administration under former President Donald Trump — followed her remark with, "And quite frankly, I can say that because I'm Korean."
Two Korean-American Republican congresswomen subsequently revoked their endorsements of Kim, saying in a statement that they were "hurtful, untrue ... [and] unacceptable."
"As the first Korean American Republican women to serve in Congress, we want to empower and lift up fellow members of the (Asian American and Pacific Islander) community who want to serve their communities," California Reps. Young Kim and Michelle Steel said in a statement. "We talked with Sery Kim yesterday about her hurtful and untrue comments about Chinese immigrants, and made clear that her comments were unacceptable."
Texas Candidate Under Fire for Saying She Doesn’t Want Chinese Immigrants in the U.S.
5 months ago by Nemacolin to /s/news from (news.yahoo.com)
Mike Huckabee decides to ‘identify as Chinese’ in sarcastic tweet, gets ripped online by Nemacolin in news
I have no idea what you are talking about.
Since the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, former President Donald Trump and his Republican allies have pushed false and misleading accounts to downplay the event that left five dead and scores of others wounded. His supporters appear to have listened.
Three months after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol to try to overturn his November election loss, about half of Republicans believe the siege was largely a non-violent protest or was the handiwork of left-wing activists "trying to make Trump look bad," a new Reuters/Ipsos poll has found.
Six in 10 Republicans also believe the false claim put out by Trump that November's presidential election "was stolen" from him due to widespread voter fraud, and the same proportion of Republicans think he should run again in 2024, the March 30-31 poll showed.
Since the Capitol attack, Trump, many of his allies within the Republican Party and right-wing media personalities have publicly painted a picture of the day’s events jarringly at odds with reality.
Hundreds of Trump’s supporters, mobilized by the former president's false claims of a stolen election, climbed walls of the Capitol building and smashed windows to gain entry while lawmakers were inside voting to certify President Joe Biden’s election victory. The rioters - many of them sporting Trump campaign gear and waving flags - also included known white supremacist groups such as the Proud Boys.
In a recent interview with Fox News, Trump said the rioters posed “zero threat.” Other prominent Republicans, such as Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, have publicly doubted whether Trump supporters were behind the riot.
Last month, 12 Republicans in the House of Representatives voted against a resolution honoring Capitol Police officers who defended the grounds during the rampage, with one lawmaker saying that he objected using the word “insurrection” to describe the incident.
Half of Republicans believe false accounts of deadly U.S. Capitol riot: Reuters/Ipsos poll
No. But I am flying back for retirement in 36 hours. Saudi Arabia will then collapse without me.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who was fighting a Connecticut court sanction in a defamation lawsuit brought by relatives of some of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Jones was penalized in 2019 by a trial court judge for an angry outburst on his web show against an attorney for the relatives and for violating numerous orders to turn over documents to the families' lawyers. Judge Barbara Bellis barred Jones from filing a motion to dismiss the case, which remains pending, and said she would order Jones to pay some of the families' legal fees.
Jones argued he should not have been sanctioned for exercising his free speech rights. The Connecticut Supreme Court upheld Bellis' ruling last year.
The families and an FBI agent who responded to the shooting, which left 20 first-graders and six educators dead, are suing Jones and his show over claims that the massacre was a hoax. The families said they have been subjected to harassment and death threats from Jones’ followers because of the hoax conspiracy.
Jones, whose show is based in Austin, Texas, has since said he believes the shooting occurred.
The U.S. Supreme Court turned down Jones' request to hear his appeal without comment.
Jones' attorney, Norman Pattis, called the court's decision “a disappointment.”
“Judge Bellis, and the Connecticut Supreme Court, asserted frightening and standardless power over the extrajudicial statements of litigants,” Pattis said in an email to The Associated Press. "Mr. Jones never threatened anyone; had he done so, he would have been charged with a crime. We are inching our way case-by-case toward a toothless, politically correct, First Amendment.”
Joshua Koskoff, a lawyer for the Sandy Hook families, said Jones deserved to be sanctioned for his threatening comments on his show.
High court nixes Alex Jones' appeal in Newtown shooting case
5 months ago by Nemacolin to /s/news from (abcnews.go.com)
Can you name any American cities controlled by Republicans? You do not seem to have a problem with "Democrat-controlled" cities. You seem to have a problem with cities.
Trunews with 122,535 Likes Deplatformed from Facebook with No Notice, No Reason Given by christnmusicreleases in news
So you figure the impeachment of President Trump was a "Jew Coup?" Tell us more. The first impeachment, the second, or both?
NPR issues stunning mea culpa after claiming Hunter Biden laptop story was ‘discredited’ by intelligence by Vigte in news
I honestly think the Congressman is going to hear prison gates slamming.
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Who do you think will be arrested first, Hunter Biden or Matt Gaetz?
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Overall, we rate TruNews an extreme right website that promotes hate, tinfoil hat conspiracies, and pseudoscience.
TruNews is owned by Rick Wiles and is funded through donations and the sale of Rick Wiles books.
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When it comes to science they minimize the impact of human-influenced climate change Unhinged Child Climate Champion Blasts World Leaders at UN General Assembly and promote creationism TRUNEWS’ RICK WILES REBUKES PAT ROBERTSON’S CRITICISM OF ALABAMA’S ABORTION LAW. This is simply not a credible source on any level.
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He himself will not be able to boycott anything much. He lacks self-discipline.
Also, this is the man who keeps the Diet Coke factory running. Let's see him give that up.
On precipice of split --Little Rock (Arkansas) Democrat-Gazette by Nemacolin in Lists
Our country is incredibly divided right now. Because of this, I can see only three possible futures.
First, there could be a massive cultural change or religious revival that unites the left and the right under a common value or sense of identity.
Second, the United States of America could become nominally the United States of America. I imagine the following. If the left is in control of the federal government, states that lean right simply don't do what the federal government has told them to do; and if the right is in control of the federal government, states that lean left simply don't do what the federal government has told them to do. The federal government will lose most of its power, and the states within America will be united, if at all, in name only or by political affiliation. Possibly, we become like the European Union.
Third, a civil or revolutionary war could break out.
Truly, this seems to be the course of all countries. Either they are united under one common value or sense of identity, or they split, either peacefully or violently.
Sadly, we are coming to a tipping point because it seems the left and the right have little to no common value or sense of identity. We are even divided on how to think about our own history. That means that the United States of America, unless some radical cultural change or religious revival occurs, is on the precipice of splitting.
With violence seen from both the left and the right in the past several months, and with tensions that continue to be on the rise, I think that there is a high chance that violent war breaks out in our country soon.
May God have mercy on us instead.
On precipice of split --Little Rock (Arkansas) Democrat-Gazette
5 months ago by Nemacolin to /s/Lists from (arkansasonline.com)
Yeah, those jackbooted Canadians.
Seriously, are you paid to repost RT?
Ruining good nation - Little Rock (Arkansas) Democrat-Gazette by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
The sending out of covid relief checks is a boondoggle if ever there was one. "Let's just send a bunch of people a bunch of money because a bunch of people have been unemployed because of a bunch of government shot-in-the-dark efforts to fight the covid virus."
Take this young couple I know: were never unemployed, just added on to the home they own on a couple of acres and put in a nice paved driveway, three vehicles on that new drive, earned upwards of $140,000 last year--not bad in Arkansas. Believe me when I say they did not need the money. They got a check for $8,400 because they have four children. Then another person I know, 94 years old and living on minimal Social Security, got zip. Now what is up with that?
The gubmint really can't afford to be sending anybody a check for any amount, much less billions of dollars to millions of people, many of whom, to be honest, probably don't need it either--all the while sending people who could use a few bucks nothing. Just another example of how said gubmint is hard at work ruining a perfectly good nation. They should go ruin China or North Korea instead.
Ruining good nation - Little Rock (Arkansas) Democrat-Gazette
5 months ago by Nemacolin to /s/LettersToTheEditor from (arkansasonline.com)
Derek Chauvin trial: Top homicide detective says kneeling on George Floyd was 'totally unnecessary' by Nemacolin in news
If we presume he is innocent, why is he in jail? If we presume he is innocent, why is the government prosecuting him?
No, I do not watch moving images.
Cool. So you figure we have to let the killer go?
Ruining good nation --Little Rock (Arkansas) Democrat-Gazette
Bill allowing denial of medical services based on 'conscience' approved by Arkansas lawmakers by Nemacolin in news
The Arkansas Senate officially passed Senate Bill 289 Thursday, which would allow healthcare workers, hospitals, and insurance providers to deny services to those that violate their "conscience."
The "Medical Ethics and Diversity Act" bill, sponsored by State Rep. Brandt Smith (R-Jonesboro) and Sen. Kim Hammer (R-Benton), allows providers to deny clients of procedures they disagree with based on religious or moral beliefs.
Opponents of the bill say it will lead to discrimination within the workplace, as well as less healthcare options during a time the nation needs it most.
The Alliance Defending Freedom, who supports the bill, responded to the bill's approval by stating, in part:
"No American should be forced to violate their ethical and religious beliefs. Doctors, nurses, and other medical providers should enjoy this same constitutional protection. The MED Act ensures that no medical professional is compelled to breach their oath to ‘do no harm’ by being required to participate in procedures or treatments that violate their conscience."
The counsel also stated the bill would mean fewer healthcare options at a time when the nation is already experiencing a shortage of providers.
The Human Rights Campaign, who opposes the bill, also responded by stating that approval of the bill would bring negative consequences to the LGBTQ+ community.
"In the midst of a devastating and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we should be expanding access to health care and making it more affordable, not advancing bills that make it harder for LGBTQ Arkansans to receive the care they need," stated Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David. "We strongly urge Governor Asa Hutchinson to reject this bill and protect access to care for all Arkansans."
The bill was originally approved by both chambers on March 15, then sent back to the Senate to address amendments that were approved by the House committee.
On March 18, the bill was passed. It now heads Gov. Hutchinson's desk for final approval.
Bill allowing denial of medical services based on 'conscience' approved by Arkansas lawmakers
5 months ago by Nemacolin to /s/news from (msn.com)
You are apparently not trained either in combat nor medicine. Your random thoughts about these subjects have very little value and are not facts.
Former Gov. Mike Huckabee tweeted that he has chosen to “identify as Chinese” because it will help him find favor with American corporations.
“I’ve decided to ‘identify’ as Chinese,” Huckabee tweeted Saturday. “Coke will like me, Delta will agree with my ‘values’ and I’ll probably get shoes from Nike & tickets to @MLB games. Ain’t America great?”
His quip coincides with Major League Baseball’s decision to withdraw the 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta in response to changes in Georgia’s voting laws. Nike, Delta and Coca-Cola, which also do business overseas, have voiced objection to Georgia’s electoral changes, too.
Huckabee’s comments come at a time when hate crimes against Asian-Americans are on the rise.
Mike Huckabee decides to ‘identify as Chinese’ in sarcastic tweet, gets ripped online
Donald Trump is seventy-something and not in the best of health. He may be able and willing to make some appearances in 2022. After that count him completely out.
He has no enduring movement. It is all dependent on him personally. He was a flash in the pan.
Tell the truth about diet - The Lima (Ohio) News by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
Wake up people!
The Lima News article from March 29 titled “Report details county response to pandemic” admits that due to the pandemic mandates there have been increased suicides, drug use and people with symptoms of depression and anxiety. Not one mention outside of vaccines in this article to bring hope for normalcy.
Where has the mass media public service announcements been, to combat the scourge of metabolic syndrome diseases?
Do you know according to the CDC the people who supposedly died of COVID had on average 2½ underlying conditions? Where is the massive campaign to address the poor diet of our people that has direct correlation to these underlying conditions? You say, well people have free choice, so we can’t mandate what people consume. But then you’ll mandate quarantines, business closures, small gatherings, masks, and social distancing?
I don’t buy it.
True we shouldn’t mandate at all. But we should tell the truth about the effects of good diet and the multiple effective early treatments such as budesonite, ivermectin, and hydroxychloroquine.
Tell the truth about diet - The Lima (Ohio) News
5 months ago by Nemacolin to /s/LettersToTheEditor from (limaohio.com)
Georgia Gov. Vows 'Fight' After MLB Pulls All-Star Game Over Voting Law by Nemacolin in news
News of Major League Baseball’s decision to pull this summer’s All-Star Game from Georgia over its sweeping new voting law reverberated among fans Saturday, while Gov. Brian Kemp vowed to defend the measure in court, saying “free and fair elections” are worth any threats, boycotts or lawsuits to come.
The Republican governor said at a news conference that the MLB “caved to fear and lies from liberal activists” when it yanked the July 13 game from Atlanta’s Truist Park. He added the decision will hurt working people in the state and have long-term consequences on the economy.
“I want to be clear: I will not be backing down from this fight. We will not be intimidated, and we will also not be silenced,” Kemp said.
“Major League Baseball, Coca-Cola and Delta may be scared of Stacey Abrams, Joe Biden and the left, but I am not,” he said, referring to companies that have also criticized the new law.
Georgia Gov. Vows 'Fight' After MLB Pulls All-Star Game Over Voting Law
5 months ago by Nemacolin to /s/news from (huffpost.com)
Ahmaud Arbery BOMBSHELL - Documents Reveal He Robbed Many Houses and Said He Was 'Jogging'. by [deleted] in news
Killing a man often is a crime. That is why we are having trials.
Technique? Anyone who knows hoe to fight knows how to kill. There is no secret (((Israeli))) technique here.
I would have thought this was a case of a policeman being unable to do his job.
Gaetz Says He Won’t Resign as Sex Scandal Grows by Nemacolin in news
Republican U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz of Florida said Friday that he will not resign as federal prosecutors examine, among other accusations, an alleged relationship he had with a 17-year-old girl.
The U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly investigating whether Gaetz and a political associate, Joel Greenberg, broke federal sex-trafficking laws and paid underage girls in exchange for sex.
As the probe continues and more details are brought to light, calls for the congressman to resign have piled up.
But Gaetz, an outspoken supporter of former President Donald Trump, told The Hill on Friday that rumors of his possible resignation are untrue. It is “very safe” to say he does not intend to resign, the outlet reported, citing a text from Gaetz, who said rumors of him stepping down are “false.”
The GOP congressman’s spokesperson, Luke Ball, resigned earlier on Friday.
The investigation into Gaetz stems from Greenberg’s 2020 indictment, in which the former Florida tax collector was charged with several federal crimes, including trafficking a minor for sex and illegally using a state database to make fake ID cards. Greenberg resigned from his job in Seminole County last summer following his arrest.
The New York Times reported that federal agents think Greenberg may have connected Gaetz with women he met through websites that broker dates in exchange for cash allowances, gifts or travel.
Gaetz, a 38-year-old who was elected to Congress in 2016, released a statement this week saying he and his family have “been victims of an organized criminal extortion involving a former DOJ official.”
Gaetz Says He Won’t Resign as Sex Scandal Grows
5 months ago by Nemacolin to /s/news from (courthousenews.com)
You need to call the defense team. They could put you on the stand to save this poor police officer.
Biden Considering Bad Asylum Plan for Illegal Migrants by format in news
Certainly considering a plan is a big change in policy from the last administration.
I love the fact that both father & son are locked up (along with a neighbor). I wonder what they say to each other on the way to the exercise yard/ "Thanks, Dad."
Trump is calling for a MLB boycott after the league said it would move its All-Star game out of Georgia. Conservative lawmakers discussed removing the league's antitrust exemption. [ARTICLE] by format in news
Well, let's see how this plays out. Nothing like making a threat that you cannot keep to show your weakness.
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The Minneapolis Police Department's top homicide detective testified that kneeling on George Floyd's neck after he had been handcuffed was "totally unnecessary," saying that "if your knee is on someone's neck -- that could kill them."
Lt. Richard Zimmerman, head of the homicide division for more than 12 years, testified Friday that Derek Chauvin's actions violated policy by pressing his weight down on Floyd's neck for more than nine minutes while the man was handcuffed and in a prone position. Police are not trained to kneel on a person's neck, he said.
"Once the person is cuffed, the threat level goes down all the way," the lieutenant told jurors at Chauvin's murder trial.
"How can that person hurt you?" he asked, adding that "you getting injured is way down." Keeping the person handcuffed and in a prone position "restricts their breathing," he said.
Asked by prosecutor Matthew Frank if he was ever trained to kneel on a person, Zimmerman said no.
"Because if your knee is on someone's neck -- that could kill them," the lieutenant said.
Chauvin at that point raised his head at the defense table and shot a look at Zimmerman.
The potentially devastating testimony by the department's most senior officer came on the abbreviated fifth day of testimony in the closely-watched trial. Judge Peter Cahill sent jurors home early because the trial was ahead of schedule. Testimony resumes Monday.
Zimmerman said Chauvin's actions were "uncalled for" and "totally unnecessary."
"You need to get them off their chest," the veteran investigator said at one point. "If you're lying on your chest, that's constricting your breathing even more."
Derek Chauvin trial: Top homicide detective says kneeling on George Floyd was 'totally unnecessary'
Biden wades into contentious Georgia boycott battle by voicing support for moving All-Star Game by Nemacolin in news
Not nearly retro enough. We need MBL to bring back the Sugar Kings! We need baseball in Havana.
Capitol attack suspect identified as Louis Farrakhan follower, Noah Green by Vigte in news
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“I was on the right track and everything I had planned was coming into existence. It required long hours, lots of studying, and exercise to keep me balanced while experiencing an array of concerning symptoms along the path (I believe to be side effects of drugs I was intaking unknowingly),” he wrote on March 17, signing the message "Brother Noah X.”
“However, the path has been thwarted, as Allah (God) has chosen me for other things. Throughout life I have set goals, attained them, set higher ones, and then been required to sacrifice those things,” he added.
UK: Woman Jailed for 18 Weeks for Being a 'Holocaust Denier' by scrubking in WorldNews
But the German have got to know The Truth! We are all counting on you.
Of course it is. Bless you.
Matt Gaetz Bombshell Report Alleges Drugs, Sex, Money... And Receipts by Nemacolin in news
The New York Times dropped another bombshell report about Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) on Thursday night containing new details about alleged criminal activity at the heart of a federal investigation.
The newspaper reported that Gaetz and his friend, Joel Greenberg, who was indicted last year on federal sex trafficking charges, recruited women online for sex and sent them money via Cash App and Apple Pay. Although Times reporters reviewed text messages related to the encounters as well as the payment receipts, the newspaper said some payments were made via cash from hotel ATMs in Florida.
Some of the people involved in the encounters, including Gaetz, would take the drug ecstasy before sex, the Times reported.
Matt Gaetz Bombshell Report Alleges Drugs, Sex, Money... And Receipts
Yeah, you know what? You ought to go to Berlin and tell them that. Walk out of the airport and find the first policeman you can. Tell him that. He wants to know.
As an American, I can see your point. But Europe has had an even more troubled history with Nazis than we have. The last time Nazis ran out of control, many tears were shed. As a result, such speech is prohibited in many European countries.
I can see both sides of it.
This woman seems quite unwell. I am sure we all hope she gets the help she needs.
Arkansas Passes ‘Save Adolescents From Experimentation Act’ To Ban Trans Surgery, Puberty Blockers For Minors by Drewski in news
Gosh, I hardly know what to say. Are you OK?
Government targets guns again --Adirondack (New York) Daily News by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
This is my personal opinion. Once again the Second Amendment is in the bull’s-eye of the socialist-minded people in our government. Is it a coincidence, America, that we are seeing a new surge of tragic shootings rising also? Don’t be beguiled by those who are bent on taking our constitutional rights from us. Fight for your country.
Government targets guns again --Adirondack (New York) Daily News
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Georgia House threatens Delta tax break after CEO slammed new voting restrictions by Nemacolin in news
Wednesday's action by the Georgia House, on the final day of the state's legislative session, sought to revoke the company's jet-fuel tax break and came amid an intense faceoff between Delta's CEO Ed Bastian and Georgia's Republican political leadership.
Earlier Wednesday, Bastian issued a memo to employees blasting the state's new election law, which imposes new voter ID requirements on absentee balloting, limits drop boxes and makes it a crime to give food and water to voters waiting in line to cast their ballots.
"The entire rationale for this bill was based on a lie: that there was widespread voter fraud in Georgia in the 2020 elections," Bastian wrote. "This is simply not true. Unfortunately, that excuse is being used in states across the nation that are attempting to pass similar legislation to restrict voting rights."
Late Wednesday, the Georgia House added a provision to a tax bill to start collecting levies on jet fuel July 1.
The bill did not mention the voting controversy. But Georgia Republicans had made clear their displeasure with Bastian and other corporate leaders who had criticized the election overhaul.
"They like our public policy when we're doing things that benefit them," Georgia's Republican House Speaker David Ralston said, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "You don't feed a dog that bites your hand."
Delta officials did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment Thursday morning. In an interview on CBS "This Morning," Bastian said he wasn't going to respond to the threat from the Georgia lawmakers and continued to condemn the law.
"This is something that's more than money," he said. "This is about protecting the voices of our people."
Republicans control both chambers of the Georgia Assembly.
Georgia lawmakers have targeted the multimillion-dollar tax break on jet fuel before as political retribution. In 2018, state lawmakers killed the tax cut after Delta ended a discount for members of the National Rifle Association -- earning the ire of the assembly's Republicans.
Several months later, then-Gov. Nathan Deal suspended collecting the tax.
Georgia House threatens Delta tax break after CEO slammed new voting restrictions
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Perhaps a time out is what this poor lady needs. Has she been seen by mental-health professionals? That might also be a very good idea.
Is There a Problem? -- Roanoke Times by Nemacolin in LettersToTheEditor
With respect to the Carole Elmore’s letter to the editor March 9 ("GOP defense before God"), God's word tells us we will know a person by their fruit. A person who wants to free or reduce penalty for adult murders so that they can be released back into society to repeat their crimes, but still want to kill unborn babies by abortion for convenience. God knows these babies from conception.
The Democratic Party has been using give-away programs during my entire life to buy votes, by keeping people dependent on the government programs. God’s word is clear that one should not eat who are not willing to work for their needs. As a person who has been around close to 81 years I look forward to standing before God. I believe that there is change showing up in the people who have been held down by those give away programs. There seems to be concern in the liberals of the falling away from their ideals by people of color. Why else do they want to open the flood gates for illegal immigrants and to reduce the voting age to 16 years of age? Children don’t know enough at that age to vote.
Those two issues along with the liberals wanting to give back the right vote to the criminals. If they had their way, there would be a drop box on every corner to fill with votes for their candidates as many times as they wanted.
I fear for our nation because of the situation we are in today. I can’t remember at any time before, the need of the vice president to stand so close by, to keep the president straight. He has a lot of problems keeping his liberal ideals straight. IS THERE A PROBLEM?
Laymon E. Dishon, Grahams Forge
Is There a Problem? -- Roanoke Times
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Maryland Senate passes police accountability measure by Nemacolin in news
The Maryland Senate passed an expansive police accountability measure late Thursday night that supporters said was critically needed to restore public trust in law enforcement.
Opponents, however, contended the legislation went too far and will hurt police recruitment and retention.
The Senate voted 32-15 for a bill already approved by the House of Delegates. Thirty-one Democrats and one Republican voted for the measure, while 14 Republicans and one Democrat voted against it. The bill now goes back to the House to review amendments added by the Senate.
The bill includes repeal of job protections long criticized for impeding accountability in misconduct cases known as the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights. It also would put limits on no-knock warrants and create a statewide use-of-force standard that bans chokeholds. It includes a duty-to-intervene provision requiring an officer to make a reasonable effort to prevent use of excessive force. It also would require body cameras throughout the state by 2025.
“The system is broken for too many of us,” said Sen. Malcolm Augustine, a Prince George’s County Democrat. “That's why this Police Reform and Accountability Act is so important. It is there to help protect those who feel they have no protection.”
Opponents said the measure went so far that it came across as a punitive action against all police in the state, and they expressed concerns about the legislation hurting recruitment or driving good police away from the force.
“I'm concerned about the retention, the recruitment, the respect, that is lost for the men and women of law enforcement,” said Sen. Jack Bailey, a Republican and retired police officer who represents St. Mary's and Calvert counties in southern Maryland.
The Senate has approved a package of nine bills of its own on police reform that are now being considered in the House.
Police reform has been a top priority this year for the General Assembly, which is controlled by Democrats. The measure sponsored by House Speaker Adrienne Jones was set in motion by a workgroup she named in May after nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis.
Maryland Senate passes police accountability measure
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President Biden has called Georgia’s new slate of voting rules “a blatant attack on the right to vote, the Constitution and good conscience” and “un-American.” Later, he declared it “Jim Crow on steroids.”
But until Wednesday night, Biden had not weighed in on what people who agree with him should do about the new Georgia policies, which critics say will disenfranchise mostly minority voters.
In an interview aired on ESPN, Biden said he would “strongly support” players who believe Major League Baseball should move the summer All-Star Game from Truist Stadium, the home of the Atlanta Braves — a site eight miles from where Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed the new election measures into law.
The remarks put Biden on a tightrope between defending Americans’ right to vote and calling for a controversial boycott that could kneecap people and businesses emerging from the coronavirus pandemic. It’s also risky ground for a president who campaigned on his ability to attract both conservatives and liberals to voting booths, and who has resisted Republican efforts to link him to the most extreme members of his own party.
Biden wades into contentious Georgia boycott battle by voicing support for moving All-Star Game
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Four dead in Another US Shooting as Cops Wounded and Suspect Arrested by format in news
Mass killing 20, with 107 people killed in such crimes this year.
Inside Florida’s largest jails, few or no people vaccinated, and still no statewide plan by Nemacolin in news
James Crews, a 65-year-old incarcerated at the Seminole County jail, was asked by corrections staff weeks ago about his interest in being vaccinated against COVID-19. He said he signed up, but has yet to hear back.
Crews said jail medical staff told him they were working to obtain the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, but he has not received any update on that process. He said he doesn’t know anyone at the jail who’d been vaccinated, but he’s eager for the shot — especially in light of a recent outbreak.
“They first asked me about vaccination in February,” he wrote. “I have no idea when I may receive it. I am surely ready.”
As jails in Florida have repeatedly battled COVID-19 outbreaks over the past year — some as recently as this past week — there’s still no statewide plan to widely offer vaccines to people incarcerated at the high-risk facilities, even as eligibility is soon to include all adults throughout the state.
Some local jails have inoculated a handful of people who are incarcerated, including in Seminole County, but other major lockups — like those in Osceola, Polk, and Pinellas counties — have not offered any shots.
Officials confirm 2nd COVID-19 outbreak at Seminole County jail, at least 18 inmates vaccinated
Orange County Jail spokesperson Tracy Zampaglione confirmed this week that 24 people in the jail, all 65 and older, have received their first shot of a COVID-19 vaccine — a little more than half of the people currently incarcerated who are qualified for the vaccine. The jail houses about 2,500 people. As of this week, all Floridians older than 40 are eligible for the shots.
Zampaglione said there’s no current plan to more-widely offer vaccines, though the jail “is committed to championing the cause, ... [a]s soon as the opportunity presents itself.”
Inside Florida’s largest jails, few or no people vaccinated, and still no statewide plan
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