Richard J. Daley, the old-school mayor of Chicago, told the city’s superintendent during the riots that followed Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination to “shoot to kill any arsonists” and “shoot to maim or cripple anyone looting.” Another of President Lyndon Johnson’s staunchest allies offered a similarly sanguine prescription to the unrest taking place on campus that same month. “It would have been a wonderful thing,” longshoreman philosopher Eric Hoffer later testified before a Senate committee about the Columbia University student takeover, “if [Columbia President] Grayson Kirk got mad and got a gun and killed a few.” They don’t make Democrats like they used to.
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The U.S. Marshals Service put out a press release on Thursday announcing the recovery of 39 missing kids, some of whom were rescued from sex traffickers in Atlanta and Macon during Operation Not Forgotten in the state of Georgia. “Operation Not Forgotten” resulted in the rescue of 26 children, the safe location of 13 children and the arrest of nine criminal associates. Additionally, investigators cleared 26 arrest warrants and filed additional charges for alleged crimes related to sex trafficking, parental kidnapping, registered sex offender violations, drugs and weapons possession, and custodial interference.
Let’s stipulate starting out that Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old from Antioch, Illinois, who has been arrested and charged with murder for shooting two people during the Kenosha riots two nights ago, should not have been present at the scene with a semi-auto rifle. That’s no place for a 17-year-old, even if he is a regular at the gun range. And resorting to vigilantism is a sure path to a breakdown in the rule of law and perhaps even open civil war. We’ll hold off a recitation of Lincoln’ Lyceum Address on this point for some other time, as well as scoring the appalling negligence of Democratic political leaders in Wisconsin.
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This may be the last Kennedy. Finally. When Joe Kennedy III, the undistinguished, 39-year-old, four-term Democratic congressman from Massachusetts, announced he would challenge longtime incumbent Ed Markey for the US Senate last September, the liberal media had its typical slobbering, Pavlovian response. Still does, despite a dramatic drop in the polls. “The Democratic representative hasn’t come up with a good rationale for challenging progressive Senator Ed Markey in Massachusetts,” The Atlantic said three weeks ago. “But with a name like his, it may not matter.”
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As the smoke clears following Donald Trump’s re-election, revealing the shattered ruins of the Democrats’ hopes and dreams of implementing their own Lil’ Venezuela in the Land of the Free, all the smart blue check Twitter people will be rubbing their heads – sissy drinks make for the worst hangovers – and explaining, “Well, of course Biden lost. Duh. It was so obvious he would lose. Pass the Advil.” So, why not do the post-mortem before the mortem, you know, a pre-mortem of why the creepy old weirdo who lives in a basement lost? 1. Joe Biden Is Joe Biden
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reportedly plans to announce his resignation Friday over health concerns. The prime minister is set to give a press conference in which he will explain his decision, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported, citing sources close to Abe. Hiroshige Seko, a party secretary general for the Upper House of the parliament, confirmed that Abe told party executives he is resigning as prime minister. Concerns about Abe’s health have swirled since early summer and grew in the last two weeks when he made two visits to a Tokyo hospital.
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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said he was attacked by a “crazed mob” of more than 100 people after leaving the White House following President Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican Convention. “Just got attacked by an angry mob of over 100, one block away from the White House, he wrote on Twitter early Friday. “Thank you to @DCPoliceDept for literally saving our lives from a crazed mob.” Video on social media appeared to show a crowd chasing and jeering Paul, who was escorted by D.C. police as he returned to his hotel. An officer was captured on video being shoved by a protester
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NBA players have voted to resume the 2020 playoffs, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Games will restart on either Friday or Saturday, per a league statement. There is a video conference scheduled for Thursday afternoon between a group of NBA players and team governors representing the 13 teams in Orlando. Six teams opted not to play on Wednesday following the shooting of Kenosha, Wisc. resident Jacob Blake.
execution of convicted Navajo
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The Supreme Court dismissed tribal objections to a Navajo inmate’s scheduled execution, declining to block the convicted murderer’s punishment. On Wednesday, the high court issued their decision declining to stop 38-year-old Lezmond Mitchell’s execution without any noted objections from justices. Mitchell was found guilty of stabbing an elderly woman to death before killing her 9-year-old granddaughter by slitting her throat. “The application for stay of execution of sentence of death presented to Justice Kagan and by her referred to the Court is denied. The petition for a writ of certiorari is denied,” the document reads.
The third night of the convention belonged to Vice President Mike Pence. The former governor of Indiana has spent four years in the shadow of President Trump, and Wednesday evening’s address was an opportunity for him to make the case for a second term directly to the viewing public. Out of all the talks this week, Pence’s most closely resembled one you might have heard at a pre-coronavirus convention. He touted the administration’s record from an outdoor stage at Fort McHenry, and before a live audience that was eager to applaud.
No sooner did President Trump air at the Republican convention Secretary of State Pompeo’s endorsement video recorded in Jerusalem than the Biden camp is unleashing a new objection — that the secretary is too religious to represent all of the American people. We kid you not. This has got to be the most desperate, offensive, and unconstitutional claim against a state secretary that the Democrats have ever aired. It comes from one of Mr. Biden’s closest consiglieres, Susan Rice. She was President Obama’s National Security Adviser and, before that, envoy at the United Nations. Vice President Biden had her on his short list for his running mate.
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Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala D. Harris returned to the virtual campaign trail Wednesday, but that might not be good enough for some in her party who say the ticket eventually must emerge from the cloistered confines of Delaware and do some in-person retail politicking. Ms. Harris was supposed to pre-but President Trump’s Republican National Convention address in a speech from Washington, D.C. on Thursday, but it’s unclear when she or Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden will resume larger in-person events that have been put on hold indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. “They need to start pretty soon,” Democratic strategist Brad Bannon.