Some of the News and Headlines cover today, In The News, World news, Tech watch(Facebook and Google), Commentary/Opinion, President Trump, Immigration and a little INCYMI.
In The News:
Gunshots were reported at YouTube headquarters in California on Tuesday as police rushed to the scene.
Hospital officials told KTVU that they received multiple patients.
Users on social media indicated that ambulances were arriving and nearby offices were on lockdown. Many claimed there was an “active shooter.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants to use the military to secure the U.S.-Mexico border until his promised border wall is built.
Speaking at a lunch with Baltic leaders, Trump said he’s been discussing the idea with his Defense Secretary, Jim Mattis.
“We’re going to be doing things militarily. Until we can have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military,” he said, calling the measure a “big step.”
Group hosts Facebook event to stop caravan of illegals moving through Mexico
WINSTON-SALEM, NC (Fox News 8) – A Winston-Salem man was arrested Wednesday after he was accused of having sex with a girl under 12 years old, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.
Antonio Tapia Guzman, 25 of Golden Oaks Drive was charged with first-degree rape, taking indecent liberties with a child and felonious restraint, according to an arrest warrant.
CNN and MSNBC have put themselves in the curious position of attacking a rival broadcasting group for speaking out against the spread of phony news and propaganda that masquerades as well-researched journalism.
Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns 173 local TV stations across America, recently asked its anchors to read a commentary condemning the pervasion of politically charged propaganda on social media. “The sharing of biased and false news has become all too common on social media,” the local anchors said. “More alarming, some media outlets publish these same fake stories … stories that just aren’t true, without checking facts first.”
“Our commitment to factual reporting is the foundation of our credibility, now more than ever,” they concluded.
For this, hosts and anchors on MSNBC and CNN spent much of Monday likening (privately held) Sinclair to the state-run media in the Soviet Union, China, and Venezuela.
Baltimore, MD (April 2, 2018) – Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) (“Sinclair”) today responded to a series of media reports attacking the Company’s recent promotional announcement for its local news. These announcements were responding to the public’s distrust in news generally,
A woman was assaulted at a restaurant in Washington, D.C., for supporting President Donald Trump, police said Monday, releasing images of the incident as they try to track down the suspects.
The shooting was reported about 2:30 a.m. in the parking lot of a Valero gas station at Almeda Road and Southmore Boulevard.
Houston police said that three people were inside the car while the man, identified by friends as Devyn Holmes, 26, and a woman were playing with two handguns. The gun fired, hitting Holmes in the head, police said.
A video that was posted originally posted on Facebook and then on Instagram showed what happened before the gun fired.
Disney bus driver was arrested last week after driving to Polk County to meet a person he thought was a 15-year-old girl — but was actually a sheriff’s deputy.
Van Orman faces charges of attempted lewd battery, traveling to lure a child, and using a computer to solicit or lure a child. He was released from jail on $7,000 bail after his arrest March 25.
While Target remains steadfast in allowing men to enter women’s dressing and restrooms, the number of child victims of sexual crimes occurring in its stores continues to rise.
Last week, in a Chicago area Target store, a man forced himself into a bathroom stall being occupied by a young child and sexually exposed his private parts to her. The man ran away before police could arrive.
A freight train plowed into a semi-truck stuck on a rail crossing Monday in dramatic video captured by a Georgia woman.
The big rig had been stuck on the crossing in Actworth, located 30 miles northwest of Atlanta, as the train approached.
Just four days after Easter, George Washington University will host a training session for students and faculty that teaches that Christians — especially white ones — “receive unmerited perks from institutions and systems all across our country.”
That’s a big reason why we shouldn’t look to governments for solutions to the problem of social media companies imposing ideological conformity. It’s annoying when a social media site sidelines your politically incorrect post or boots you for an off-color joke. But when government agencies exercise muzzling power, they impose fines and jail time.
Social media users who seek unhampered discussion need to support alternatives to the current complacent giants, and to encourage the creation of alternatives.
Maybe it’s not fair that Facebook is receiving all this criticism for what it knows about us and how it uses that information. Not because they haven’t done questionable things because of course, they have.
No, it might not be fair because Facebook is not the only online media company to do such a thing. Turns out, Google not only collects data but might be even worse about it than Facebook.
Today, the Department of Justice, FBI and U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) announced the results of a four-day long, nationwide law enforcement operation, called Operation Disarray, which targeted vendors and buyers of opioids and cocaine on the Darknet.
This operation was the first coordinated action by the new Joint Criminal Opioid Darknet Enforcement (J-CODE) Team.
Communications uncovered by congressional investigators reveal the FBI may have improperly coordinated with Department of Justice officials in an effort to pressure those officials to expedite a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Warrant on a former volunteer with the President Trump’s campaign, congressional officials said.
Scientology is commonly known as the religion of the stars. Its reach inside Hollywood is deep, and celebrity recruitment is a huge component of the group’s marketing strategy. It sounds strange to describe the proselytizing efforts of a religion as a marketing strategy, but Scientology is unlike any other American religion. It operates as a business at best and as a cult at worst.
There is yet another component of Scientology that has gone almost entirely unreported: its deep relationship with another troubling religious group, the Nation of Islam (NOI). The CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, Jonathan Greenblatt, explains why the NOI is so troubling, especially for American Jews:
The U.S. has sent more troops into the Syrian crossroads town targeted by Turkey where Special Operations Master Sgt. Jonathan Dunbar and British Sgt. Matt Tonroe were killed last week by a roadside bomb.
Pentagon spokesmen declined to discuss numbers, but an official acknowledged that a “planned reinforcement” had taken place in Manbij in northeastern Syria near the Turkish border.
Police have pushed back and detained some protesting youth in Paris after shop windows were smashed on the sidelines of a march by striking train workers.
A group of young people overtook the unions leading a march through the French capital Tuesday to protest reforms by President Emmanuel Macron’s government.
First it was Charlie Gard, the baby dying of a progressive genetic illness in the U.K. whom doctors and courts both forced off life support against parental wishes — and barred his parents from taking him to the U.S. for experimental treatment.
Now, it is Alfie Evans’s turn. The 19-month old boy fell into a profoundly cognitively disabled condition almost a year ago — news reports use the term “semi-vegetative.” Alfie’s doctors insist on turning off life support. His parents disagree.
Here in Los Angeles, California, mere blocks away from beautiful homes, shops and restaurants, is a place of famine, strife, and disease.
If you go looking for it on a tourist map, as I did, you can’t find Skid Row. It’s been blotted from the page as if it doesn’t exist.
We dare not mention illegal immigration in California as a factor in the state’s implosion. But privately, residents assume it has something to do with the 20 percent of the state’s population that lives below the poverty level.
Illegal immigration plays a role in the fact that one-third of the nation’s welfare recipients lives in California and that one of four state residents was not born in the United States—or that one-half of all immigrant households receives some sort of government assistance, and that one in four homeless people lives in California.