murder of pregnant wife overturned
by California Supreme Court 2 replies
The California Supreme Court on Monday overturned the death penalty sentence for Scott Peterson, convicted in the Christmas Eve murder of his pregnant wife, Laci, and their unborn son, Conner. The court’s decision came more than 15 years after Laci, a Modesto, Calif., school teacher, was killed. Investigators said Peterson dumped his wife’s body from his fishing boat into the San Francisco Bay in 2002. The bodies of Laci and Conner surfaced months later. While the murder conviction against Peterson stayed in place, the court ordered a new penalty phase trial.
documents show ‘double standard’ for Clint
on and Trump campaigns 12 replies
Following the release of recently declassified documents, Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., says he believes the FBI showed a double standard in its investigations into reports of foreign interference at the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and now-President Trump in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election. Calling it “the ultimate double standard,” Graham said that the documents reveal that leaders at the FBI sought to give the Clinton campaign a defensive briefing before it could pursue a FISA warrant related to a threat posed to the campaign by a foreign government.
charges in assault of conservative
activist at UC-Berkeley 6 replies
The man accused of assaulting a conservative activist at the University of California Berkeley last year in a case that garnered national headlines has been charged with stabbing a man riding a bicycle on a sidewalk over the weekend, Fox News has learned. The new charges against Zachary Greenberg come as he continues to fight charges in the Berkeley case in an Alameda County court. San Mateo deputies said Greenberg, 30, of El Cerrito, stabbed a bicyclist numerous times with a 4-inch pocket folding knife in Princeton-by-the-Sea Sunday.
suspect Marquise Love, jail
records show 20 replies
Portland police have arrested the 25-year-old accused of viciously attacking a truck driver who was seen on video being violently beaten, jail records show. Marquise Lee Love was booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center on Friday shortly after 5:30 a.m. local time, according to jail records. He was charged with assault, coercion and riot, all three of which are felonies, records show. Love, who also goes by the name “Keese Love,” appears to have been captured on video repeatedly punching and kicking a man who was later identified in reports as being Adam Haner.
Kamala Harris meme 17 replies
The NBA fired a long-time photographer after he posted a meme of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., following the announcement of her candidacy for vice president, alongside presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The now-fired Houston-based photographer, Bill Baptist, worked for the Houston Rockets for more than 30 years, reported USA Today. The meme read, “Joe and the Hoe.” WNBA Hall of Fame recipient and gold medalist Sheryl Swoopes, called out Baptist on the “disrespectful” Facebook post, added Wednesday, saying, “he needs to go.”
In the words of James Hansen, the scientist most responsible for promoting global warming, wind and solar are “grotesque” solutions for reducing CO2 emissions. Michael Shellenberger, a prominent activist, has the same opinion. Hansen and Shellenberger, as well as many other global warming activists, have come to the conclusion that nuclear energy is the only viable method of reducing CO2 emissions from the generation of electricity.
defund police department, slashes
jobs and salaries 11 replies
The Seattle City Council voted Monday to move forward with a controversial proposal that would begin the process of defunding the police department. The 7-1 vote comes despite objections from the city’s police chief, mayor and the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild. The plan would ultimately slash funding to the department but not the 50% some had sought. Seattle currently has around 1,400 police officers, and the current plan would see about 100 cut. It was also cut the police department’s $400 million budget by about $3 million, according to KOMO.
investigation of nursing home
coronavirus deaths as political 22 replies
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday said “you’d have to be blind” to think calls to further calls to investigate the coronavirus deaths linked to state nursing homes amid the pandemic are “not political.” Cuomo, during a press conference Monday, said he “wouldn’t do an investigation” into the nursing home deaths during the coronavirus pandemic in the state of New York. “I wouldn’t do an investigation whether or not it’s political, everybody can make that decision for themselves,” Cuomo said. “I think you’d have to be blind to realize it’s not political.”
Trump’s claim that he’s tough on
Russia 7 replies
Some of CNN’s anchors have become known for their hostility toward President Trump — and those sentiments have also been reflected in the network’s on-air graphics. On Friday, CNN anchor Brianna Keilar slammed the president’s repeated claim that he is tough on Russia, and her report was accompanied by a chyron at the bottom of the screen reading “Trump says he’s been tough on Russia. Nah.” “That’s just not true,” Keilar said before citing 37 instances of the president being “soft” on Russia.
don’t understand BLM movement ‘just
ignorant’ 42 replies
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, one of the NBA’s most outspoken voices on social justice issues, took to task people who he said still did not understand the Black Lives Matter movement. In a video conference call with reporters, Popovich, who is preparing for the league’s upcoming restarted season, was asked what the social justice movement means to him
being knocked back after explosion,
reports say 27 replies
A Michigan woman has been arrested after investigators say viral video showed her torching an SUV and sparking an explosion that blew up in her face. The video showed Sydney Parham, 26, of Fraser, being blown backward and then scrambling to her feet after the explosion, which took place Wednesday in the Detroit suburb of Harrison Township, investigators said. Parham was arrested on an arson charge, Fox 2 Detroit reported.
showing FBI spied on Trump: ‘They
were right to do it’ 19 replies
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., reacted to the revelation that an FBI agent involved in the “Crossfire Hurricane” Russia investigation “actively listened” for certain topics during a briefing on election interference given to the Trump campaign in August 2016, saying “they were right to do it.” “I hope they do it if a Democratic candidate ever does that with any country,” Swalwell said Friday on “The Story with Martha MacCallum.” “So, Martha, remember right before this meeting occurred, candidate Trump said, ‘Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you have Hillary’s emails.’ And what do they do? They actually did it. So think about it.”