Police Recover Weapon From Vehicle Of Wisconsin Shooting Victim Jacob Blake

Police Recover Weapon From Vehicle Of
Wisconsin Shooting Victim Jacob Blake 3 replies

Posted by earlybird 8/27/2020 12:09:44 PM Post Reply

Jacob Blake had a weapon on the driver’s side of his vehicle when a police officer, who has now been identified as Rusten Sheskey, shot him seven times in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Sunday evening. Blake was leaning into that side of the vehicle when the officer discharged his weapon. According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, police recovered a knife from the floorboard, but the agency did not say whether Blake, a 29-year-old black man, was holding the weapon when Sheskey shot him in the back,(Snip)Video stills of the incident appear to show Blake holding a small object resembling a knife prior to the shooting, but the department has not confirmed

‘I have waited 19 years to get justice’:
Lezmond Mitchell executed inside federal
prison in Terre Haute 5 replies

Posted by earlybird 8/27/2020 11:05:35 AM Post Reply

Lezmond Mitchell, the only Native American on death row, was executed Wednesday evening at the federal prison in Terre Haute. Mitchell, 38, was a member of the Navajo Nation. He was convicted of killing 63-year-old Alyce Slim, and her 9-year-old granddaughter, Tiffany Lee, in Arizona in 2001. (Snip) Following the execution, an attorney for Daniel Lee, father of the slain 9-year-old girl, read a prepared statement on behalf of Lee, who stood nearby. (Snip)”I have waited 19 years to get justice for my daughter, Tiffany. “I will never get Tiffany back, but I hope that this will bring some closure,”

Minnesota v. Derek Chauvin et al: The
Prosecution’s Dirty Little Secret 14 replies

Posted by earlybird 8/26/2020 6:50:53 PM Post Reply

On May 29, 2020, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office charged former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin with third-degree murder (later raised to second-degree by Minnesota’s attorney general) in the death of George Floyd. (Snip)These charges were based on the autopsy performed by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office and a private “re-autopsy” performed at the request of the Floyd family’s attorney. Based on those procedures, the medical examiner issued a revised autopsy report stating that Floyd had died of “cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint and neck compression.” (Snip) But the police defendants were charged before the medical examiner had received the report of Floyd’s toxicology screen by NMS Labs

Breaking Down The Videos Of The Two
Shooting Incidents In Kenosha
— Self-Defense? 17 replies

Posted by earlybird 8/26/2020 6:39:22 PM Post Reply

The YouTube video below, which seems to be a capture of a more than five-hour-long “live blog,” shows the best vantage I’ve seen of the sequence of events leading up to the first shooting Wisconsin. As is almost always the case, the “hot takes,” which hit Twitter in the first minutes after an incident such as this, are almost always wrong.(Snip)The first fact you see from the video is that the shooter was chased by the person he shot, and as they passed through the parking lot of the boarded-up gas station, the “victim” threw something at the shooter. There are reports that the item thrown was an unlit

How to be right 1 reply

Posted by earlybird 8/26/2020 6:28:55 PM Post Reply

Two broad camps divide American conservatism today: those who get it, and those who don’t — the woke and unwoke, if I may borrow a lefty term but give it a slightly different meaning. For the right to have any shot at taming liberalism’s raging furies, woke conservatives must remain ascendant and consolidate the movement. President Trump was among the first to get it, in his own intuitive, messy way. The ambitious Missouri senator Josh Hawley is likewise woke. So are Attorney General Bill Barr and Fox News host Tucker Carlson. But too many credentialed conservatives don’t get it. (Snip) It is simply this: that the political left neither loves you nor

The Redskins Are One More Thing Wealthy
Transplants Have Taken From Blue-Collar Locals 5 replies

Posted by earlybird 8/26/2020 5:52:50 PM Post Reply

The first Washington Redskins game I remember attending was their November 10, 1991 dismantling of the Atlanta Falcons during their last Super Bowl season. I was not yet eight years old. Thanks largely to my father, who had been cheering for the Redskins since he was a kid in 1960s Alabama (the owner at the time, George Preston Marshall, had effectively promoted the team on television in the South), I was a diehard fan. (Snip) I grew up in what was at the time one of the outer D.C. suburbs of Virginia. Back then, its rural character was still visible in pockets, but it was increasingly being overrun by suburban sprawl

After Correction, Study That Claimed
Mutilating Trans People Helps Them
Now Finds The Opposite 10 replies

Posted by earlybird 8/26/2020 3:44:47 PM Post Reply

What do we know about the effects of hormone and surgical treatments for gender-dysphoric patients? Many people might assume they are highly effective because they are widely presented as the obvious proper medical and compassionate course for such patients. The prevailing narrative is that parents and patient advocates who disapprove of surgeries or hormone treatments are both evil and dangerous. The best research, however, indicates just the opposite. (Snip)In other words, doctors have been blindly prescribing hormone treatments and surgeries for their gender-dysphoric patients, including children, without any clinically documented verification that they even work.

Kyle Rittenhouse, charged in Kenosha
protest homicides, considered himself
militia 24 replies

Posted by earlybird 8/26/2020 3:12:25 PM Post Reply

Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old charged with shooting three people — two of them fatally — during a Kenosha protest Tuesday evening, thought of himself as a militia member trying to protect life and property, according to videos, interviews and social media posts. Video shot in the hours before the shooting shows Rittenhouse hanging out with older armed men, who tell the reporter they’re protecting a car lot. Rittenhouse then introduces himself as Kyle. He also did a video interview with the Daily Caller in front of a boarded up building. “People are getting injured and our job is to protect this business,”

Key Russian Collusion Hoaxer And Dossier
Peddler At Obama’s State Dept. Worked
For Sanctioned Russian Oligarch 6 replies

Posted by earlybird 8/26/2020 2:31:44 PM Post Reply

Jonathan Winer, a former top aide to Secretary of State John Kerry who was a key conduit for disseminating the discredited Steele dossier in the U.S. government, worked as a lobbyist for Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska in years preceding the Russiagate affair. This revelation raises new questions about Russian efforts to influence American foreign policy — far afield from any Kremlin efforts to favor Donald Trump. Winer’s connection to Deripaska came to light through last week’s release of the fifth and final volume of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 campaign.The Senate report also found that at different times ex-British spy Christopher Steele had

Hennepin County Medical Examiner Initially
Said George Floyd Had Fatal Level of
Fentanyl in His System 14 replies

Posted by earlybird 8/26/2020 2:10:02 PM Post Reply

Newly released evidence filed in the case against the four former Minneapolis Police officers accused of murdering George Floyd indicate that a “fatal level” of fentanyl was found in Floyd’s blood, suggesting that he died of an overdose, not asphyxiation. The toxicology report also found Methamphetamine, Norfentanyl, and 4-ANPP in Floyd’s bloodstream. (Image)“[Dr. Andrew Baker] said that if Mr. Floyd had been found dead in his home (or anywhere else) and there were no other contributing factors he would conclude that it was an overdose death,” the June 1 memo said. (Snip)Regardless, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner ultimately concluded on June 1 that Floyd’s death was a homicide,

The death of Breonna Taylor: Report
details why Louisville police decided to
forcibly enter her apartment 7 replies

Posted by earlybird 8/26/2020 12:43:16 PM Post Reply

An internal report written by Louisville Metro Police after officers fatally shot Breonna Taylor on March 13 sheds more light on the reasons why they chose to forcibly enter her South End apartment the night she was killed. However, it provides no explanations or evidence aimed at justifying the shooting that has sparked three months of protests in Louisville and national outrage, with critics accusing police of smashing into the home of an unarmed Black woman for no legitimate reason and killing her. The 39-page report (Snip) show that Taylor had more extensive ties than previously made public with an accused drug trafficker who was at the center of a larger narcotics

RNC Night 1 Rejects Hollywood Host For
Night Dominated By Everyday Americans 4 replies

Posted by earlybird 8/25/2020 4:37:28 PM Post Reply

Night one of the Republican National Committee’s first-ever remote convention kicked off Monday, rejecting Democrats’ hosted model for a faster-paced, single-location-centered event that beat its competitor in production value and rally atmosphere, although still stunted by the lack of a live audience. Activists and everyday Americans stole the show, telling moving stories of the fights, lessons, victories and tragedies that brought them to that stage, skillfully parlaying those stories into specific policies they support the president on. While some veteran public speakers struggled in an empty room bereft of boos, cheers, and applause, the understated and often emotional deliveries of the less-experienced speakers hit the high notes of the evening,

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