News and Headlines. In The New, Immigration, Tech Watch, Politics, World News, Commentary/Opinion.
In The News:
“I’m left hanging my head and asking why,” a visibly upset Johnson told reporters. “Why would anyone, especially an African-American man, use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations?
How could someone look at the hatred and suffering associated with that symbol…how can an individual who has been embraced by the city of Chicago turn around and slap everyone in this city by making this false claim?”
He added, “Bogus police reports cause real harm.”
Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson, 49, was arrested Friday on firearm and drug charges that prosecutors called “the proverbial tip of the iceberg,” according to court documents filed in the U.S. District Court in Maryland and first circulated by counterterrorism expert Seamus Hughes and the George Washington Program on Extremism.
Hasson is expected to appear for a detention hearing in federal court on Thursday in Maryland.
“The defendant is a domestic terrorist, bent on committing acts dangerous to human life that are intended to affect governmental conduct,” federal prosecutors wrote in the motion for detention pending trial also obtained by The New York Times.
Prosecutors said Hasson, a former Marine, intended “to murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country” and said authorities reported finding fifteen firearms and more than 1,000 rounds of mixed ammunition, which prosecutors called a conservative estimate.
Federal prosecutors say Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson allegedly planned to kill top Democratic lawmakers and media personalities; national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin reports.
Strowhouer was in jail after police filed charges Sunday, a news outlet reported. He had pleaded guilty to five DUIs since 2010, the Inquirer reported.
Prosecutors are now looking to convict him with “homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence,” the paper reported.
Authorities said the crash killed passenger Deana Eckman, 45, according to Philadelphia’s WPVI-TV. She was pronounced dead at the scene, while her husband Chris was rushed to a hospital with serious injuries, reports said. Strowhouer allegedly attempted to flee on foot, the Philly Voice reported.
Jason Mendez, 35, hit all eight members of the family following an argument he had with the father who had allegedly asked him not to blow cigarette smoke around his children, WCBS-TV reported.
Jason Mendez, 35, hit all eight members of the family following an argument he had with the father who had allegedly asked him not to blow cigarette smoke around his children, WCBS-TV reported.
Sabrina Irene Emerick, 25, and her boyfriend Robert Earl Kailiala Saladaga, 37, had been abusing the children, ages 5 and 7, since at least September 2017, the Greenville Police Department said in a statement.
One child claimed Saladaga punished him for urinating on the couch in his sleep by rubbing a hot pepper on his genitals, causing a burn, the Greenville News reported. In another instance, Saladaga allegedly rubbed hot sauce all over a child’s face, eyes and mouth, which induced vomiting, police said.
Raymond McManness, 51, of Olathe, Kansas, also faced a charge of mistreatment of a dependent adult in the death of 75-year-old Sharon McManness, The Kansas City Star reports .
His mother, who had dementia, was pronounced dead in January in her Olathe home after McManness called police to report that she wasn’t breathing. Police described her as “very emaciated” and said one of her bedsores was “open to the bone,” according to the charging documents released Wednesday.
Weeks earlier, McManness went to the Kansas Department of Aging and was told he needed to take his mother to a doctor, the records said. But he told police he didn’t take her “because he was busy due to the holiday season, and he was scared because he had not been taking adequate care of her,” according to the records.
Both have pleaded not guilty in the Dec. 31 killing of U.S. Army Sgt. Tyrone Hassel III. Cuellar was also charged with a felony firearms count.
Authorities say the 23-year-old Hassel was ambushed while visiting his family in St. Joseph Township. He died of multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the head, according to the autopsy report.
All three were soldiers stationed at Fort Stewart in Georgia.
Maegan Adkins-Barras, 32, was arrested Wednesday for sharing a viral video showing a fight between two students at Acadiana High School in Lafayette, the Scott Police Department said.
The mom admitted to authorities the footage was from her son’s cellphone. After receiving the video, she posted the clip on social media where it was “shared repeatedly,” according to police.
“I was watching the game when I heard someone cursing and yelling,” she said.
Donna Edwards said she pulled out her cellphone and hit record to document the behavior. The video shows the teenager making a hand gesture at her.
A few seconds later, the video shows a coach opening the gate, yelling at Edwards, and lunging toward her. The video ends during what appears to be a struggle.
“The kid who I was recording is his son,” Edwards said. “I was tackled and hit the concrete. I don’t remember what happened next. I think I was knocked out.
The campus police website said that two men on Tuesday approached a table where the activist was recruiting members to his group, and an argument ensued.
The alleged victim, identified by Turning Point USA as Hayden Williams, held up his cell phone and began filming the two men who were allegedly harassing him.
One of the two men knocked over the table, police said, and then punched Williams several times, causing injuries to his face.
Much of the incident was captured on a witness’ cellphone, but it was unclear what, if anything, Williams may have said before the attack.
Wednesday’s settlement states that the city falsely claimed a number of Department of Transportation vehicles were damaged by the 2012 storm.
Many of the vehicles had in fact been out of commission long before Sandy.
City officials acknowledged they signed off on the claims without actually inspecting the vehicles.
US Attorney Geoffrey Berman emphasised the government would always “take decisive enforcement action” to protect the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (Fema) money from “fraud, waste and abuse”.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the shooting occurred on February 17, 2019, as Napa County Sheriff’s deputy Riley Jarecki checked on a parked car. Forty-three-year-old Javier Hernandez Morales was sitting in the driver’s seat when Jarecki approached and asked if she could check the vehicle.
Jarecki said, “Wait right there, don’t move, okay?”
Morales motioned in compliance and remained in the driver’s seat.
Jarecki came around to the driver’s side of the vehicle and asked Morales to roll down the window. He rolled it down then allegedly pulled a gun with no warning and fired a shot at point-blank range.
The first panels are in place to replace a steel-mesh fence with 30-foot-high steel bollards, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. SLSCO Ltd. of Galveston, Texas, was awarded a $101 million contract in December, with options for an additional $30 million.
The bollards replace a second layer of barrier that worked like a fortress when it was built about a decade ago but is now often breached with powerful battery-operated saws sold in home improvement stores.
Work on replacing a first layer of San Diego barrier is nearly complete, also 14 miles long and made of steel bollards up to 30-feet high. The old fence, built in the early 1990s, was made of corrugated steel matting used by the military as temporary runways.
On Saturday, Benton Stevens and his dad Shane posted video on Facebook showcasing the hot chocolate stand in front of a shopping complex, selling for $2 a cup.
A sign in front of the boy’s stand said “proceeds help Trump build the wall.”
For an extra 50 cents, Benton also offered large “Nancy Pelosi” marshmallows to melt. Smaller “Beto O’Rourke” marshmallows were also offered at no extra charge.
As Democrats in Congress refuse to secure the US southern border, the cost of illegal immigration continues to mount.
The United States spends over $268 billion dollars a year supporting illegal aliens. That money covers expenses such as healthcare, education, childcare, the justice system, and welfare—forcing US taxpayers to shell out $734 million dollars every single day.
President Trump is requesting $5.7 billion dollars to build a border wall. Meanwhile, since January first, we’ve already spent far more than that paying for aliens who are here illegally.
These numbers are based off estimates from the Center for Immigration Studies, Federation for Immigration Reform, Institute for Defense Analyses, and the Department for Homeland Security.
These are the most exact estimates from official Border Patrol reports, as well as crime stats and census reports. One America News will continue share these numbers daily to show just how much illegal immigration costs American citizens every second.
Belgrave was first arrested Nov. 28, 2017 for immigration violations by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Chicago special agents, according to ICE.
ICE said on June 19, 2018, Belgrave was ordered to be deported from the U.S. by a judge.
However, Belgrave was released under supervision in Nov. 2018 because ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Chicago determined “there was not a significant likelihood of imminent removal.”
Erie Police said Belgrave traveled to Erie with three others from Chicago to sell a kilo of heroin for $80,000; they are calling it an upper-level drug deal.
About 176 million video surveillance cameras monitored China’s streets, buildings and public spaces in 2016, versus 50 million in America, according to IHS Markit.
In 2017, Xi’s government spent an estimated $184 billion on domestic security.
By 2020, authorities plan to roll out an “omnipresent’’ nationwide camera network and a social-credit system that tracks personal data on everything from traffic violations to video-game habits.
As Tiandy and its peers expand overseas, some worry that China’s surveillance industry might help governments from Africa to Latin America erode civil liberties.
There’s a “deep sense of unease” about Chinese surveillance among Western observers, many of whom have become increasingly sensitive to potential privacy abuses in the wake of controversies involving big technology companies like Facebook Inc.,
“Until Google can protect our brand from offensive content of any kind, we are removing all advertising from YouTube,” an AT&T spokesman said in a statement on Thursday.
The move comes just one month after the U.S. wireless carrier announced it would resume buying advertising on YouTube, after a nearly two-year boycott of the platform.
The report by Wired magazine that commercials had run alongside offensive videos and comments also prompted food and beverage maker Nestle SA to pause advertising on YouTube earlier this week.
Facebook blames Android for this difference being present as Location Services can either be turned on or off. However, it seems the social network had the power to do something about that and they’ve finally decided to do so.
An updated version of Facebook for Android introduces a new Background Location control. It adds the functionality already present in the iOS version and allows users to limit precise location tracking to only when the app is in use.
This is a feature some users want to take advantage of, for example, if they want to know when friends are nearby.
The meeting comes just days after a British government report slammed Facebook and other companies for “considering themselves to be ahead of and beyond the law” and accused Zuckerberg of “contempt” for the UK.
The Facebook founder turned down multiple invitations to give evidence before a UK Parliament committee in 2018.
Wright, who is a member of the prime minister’s cabinet, said in an emailed statement before the meeting that he wants tech giants to suggest “innovative solutions” to online security issues.
The complaint, which was sent on Thursday, stems from an investigation by Reveal, a website run by the Center for Investigative Reporting.
The nonprofit news organization, citing 135 pages of unsealed court documents from a 2012 class-action lawsuit, reported that the social network facilitated “friendly fraud” by encouraging game developers to let kids spend their parents’ money without their consent.
Facebook settled that lawsuit in 2016.
But more than a dozen advocacy groups, including Common Sense Media and the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood, say the lawsuit wasn’t enough and the FTC should investigate to ensure Facebook doesn’t take advantage of children and their families in the future.
The North Carolina state board of elections voted unanimously on Thursday to hold a new election in the 9th Congressional District – a vote that came hours after Mark Harris, the man at the center of the case, testified that he believes such a move should take place.
“I believe a new election should be called,” Harris said adding that his conclusion is based on the testimony he has heard over the last four days.
Just a day before, his own son said he raised concerns about a “shady political operative,” seeking to join the Republican congressional candidate’s campaign.
The administration has said tighter emissions controls would make automobiles too expensive.
“The administration is moving forward to finalize a rule later this year with the goal of promoting safer, cleaner and more affordable vehicles,” the White House said in a statement.
California has been allowed to set state standards that are stricter than federal rules under an exemption granted by the Environmental Protection Agency.
The administration wants to revoke that waiver, saying California should not “dictate” policy for the rest of the country and arguing that another law preempts California from setting its own vehicle rules.
Farrahkhan says Omar has “nothing to apologize for” with regard to her anti-Semitic comments.
Ilhan Omar traveled with anti-US group that supports Cuban, Venezuelan socialism, wants US to return Gitmo to Cuba
“After traveling to Honduras as part of the Witness for Peace delegation, I’ve returned home with a heavy heart and deep concern for the electoral process and human rights crisis the people of Honduras are enduring,” Omar tweeted in 2017.
Omar’s association with Witness for Peace may prompt more scrutiny of her suitability to serve on the House Foreign Affairs Committee as the Witness for Peace organization and its leaders have supported the socialist regimes of Cuba and Venezuela and come out against the Jewish state, the Washington Free Beacon first revealed.
Shortly after the trip with the group, she began opposing U.S. military aid to Honduras and publicly called for the suspension of the funding.
Donald Harris, an economics professor at Stanford University, said she is harming her family’s Jamaican ancestors.
“My dear departed grandmothers … as well as my deceased parents, must be turning in their grave right now to see their family’s name, reputation and proud Jamaican identity being connected, in any way, jokingly or not with the fraudulent stereotype of a pot-smoking joy seeker and in the pursuit of identity politics,” he said in a statement to Jamaica Global Online published last Friday.
“Yes, yes,” Warren responded to host of “Pod Save America,” Tommy Vietor, when asked if she was worried that such a close ally has aligned with the GOP.
“Honestly, I don’t think this is good for Israel,” Warren continued. “I mean, I think this is terrible for Israel and that that’s the direction he’s going.”
Warren joked that both Trump and Netanyahu are under investigation, but did not explain why she believes Israel’s close relationship with Trump would be “terrible.” Her office did not respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for clarification.
From Trump associate Roger Stone.. to former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, the Trump-Russia probe has indicted or convicted 34 people so far.
And although Special Counsel Robert Mueller has yet to publicly pinpoint illegal Russia collusion on Trump’s part he’s still looking.
Meantime, former federal prosecutor Sidney Powell is making an explosive allegation. She’s among those who believe there’s now compelling evidence pointing to a parallel scandal.
President Trump’s policy toward Russia since taking office appears to make it ‘harder to justify’ the comments that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe made, questioning whether or not Trump is a “Russian asset,” Eli Lake, a columnist for Bloomberg said.
“President Trump has appointed Russia hawks at the highest levels of the government,” Lake said. “He has, in a lot of cases, not every single one, countered Russian interests directly, most recently being Venezuela, selling lethal arms to Ukraine.
So there’s been no quo to the quid and the quid has yet to be established after two years of an investigation from the FBI.”
Aides to both Trump and the Republican senator from Kentucky said McConnell had recommended to Trump that he choose Craft for the position, which was left vacant by the resignation late last year of Nikki Haley.
Whether Trump would choose Craft was still unclear, as he has been considering other candidates, including U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell and Republican John James, who lost a bid for a U.S. Senate seat in Michigan last November.
Opening a first-ever Vatican summit on preventing abuse, Francis warned 190 bishops and religious superiors on Thursday that their flocks were demanding concrete action, not just words, to punish predator priests and keep children safe.
He offered them 21 proposals to consider going forward, some of them obvious and easy to adopt, others requiring new laws.
The day began with an African woman telling an extraordinary gathering of Catholic leaders that her priestly rapist forced her to have three abortions over a dozen years after he started violating her at age 15. It ended with a Colombian cardinal warning them they could all face prison if they let such crimes go unpunished.
At least 11 highways in Catalonia were affected by the strike organized by small unions of pro-independence workers and students. Police said three people were arrested when they met resistance trying to clear groups who had stopped traffic.
Authorities said one protester was arrested for allegedly hitting a police officer in downtown Barcelona, while a second person was arrested on a highway north of the city where protesters burned tires and threw rocks at a line of riot police.
Adnan Afrin says the two blasts went off Thursday evening in the village of Shahil, about 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the al-Omar Oil Field base in the Deir el-Zour province. He says two suicide bombers stopped their cars and detonated the vehicles in the market.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported a car bomb that was detonated remotely as a convoy that includes workers and technicians who work at the oil field was passing. The Britain-based war monitor said 20 were killed and others wounded.
Trump and Kim are set to meet in Vietnam for their second summit in an effort to thaw relations between the former foes and reduce one of the world’s biggest nuclear threats.
U.S. officials have downplayed expectations for the meeting, and Trump has made clear he does not expect this one to be his last with Kim, a dictator he once derided as “little rocket man” but now considers a partner with whom he works well.
“I don’t know if North Korea has made the choice yet to denuclearize, but the reason why we’re engaged in this is because we believe there is a possibility,” one official said.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said it was “premature” to comment on what or how much China might buy as part of a trade deal.
“I don’t want to raise expectations,” he told reporters attending the department’s annual outlook conference in Washington on Thursday. “If we reach an agreement on structural reforms we can recover markets very, very quickly.”
As part of the talks, officials are also planning to discuss removing anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs on distillers dried grains, a by-product of corn ethanol production that’s used in animal feed, people said earlier. Soybeans, corn and wheat futures prices rose in Chicago in response to the news.
The picture that emerges is that Russia’s armed forces are not as capable or modern as its annual Red Square military parades suggest and that its ability to project conventional force is more limited too.
Earmarked for Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, the frigates fell victim to sanctions imposed by Ukraine in 2014 after Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula, prompting Kiev to ban the sale of the Ukrainian-made engines needed to propel them.
With Moscow unable to quickly build replacement engines for the Admiral Grigorovich-class frigates, construction stopped. Russia is now cutting its losses and selling the three ships to India without engines.
According to WHO figures, there have been more than 68,000 cases of the disease in which 553 deaths were confirmed and another 373 suspected from measles since the outbreak began in September.
The epidemic is blamed on a low immunization rate for measles across the island nation over a period of many years, according to WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic. The vaccination rate is estimated to be less than 60 percent, according to figures from WHO and UNICEF figures, he said.
The protest came only hours before Pope Francis gathered Catholic leaders from around the world for a landmark summit at the Vatican to address the church’s sex abuse crisis.
Video footage showed three men attaching a rope around the statue of the late Monsignor Henryk Jankowski in the northern city of Gdansk and then pulling it down to the ground in the dark.
The activists then placed children’s underwear in one of the statue’s hands and a small white lace church vestment worn by altar boys on the statue’s body to symbolize the suffering of the young people he allegedly molested.
Chicago has an abysmal homicide clearance rate of about 17 percent. Chicago’s detective ranks have been decimated by attrition and idiotic shortsighted political management. There aren’t enough detectives. That’s an issue in the mayoral campaign.
Thousands of people have been murdered in Chicago over the past few years, and thousands and thousands more have been shot and survived.
But two dozen detectives for Smollett just doesn’t seem right. Make no mistake. I’m not blaming the detectives, or the Chicago Police Department.
It was a perfect anti-Trump story. It fit the prevailing narrative of many in the media (who are themselves liberal Democrats) that Trump supporters are racist and just itching to find some minorities to beat up.
Just a few weeks ago, the same media and Twitter mob descended upon those Covington High School boys and blamed them for race hatred in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.
Lara Logan tells ‘Hannity’ about rampant liberal, anti-Trump bias across news media: ‘Nobody owns me’
Former CBS News foreign correspondent Lara Logan appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” on Wednesday night to speak about what she claims is a rampant liberal and anti-Trump bias across the news media, but she proclaimed she is independent from the political spectrum.
“I want to say loudly and clearly: Nobody owns me,” she told host Sean Hannity.
She said she doesn’t pretend not to have opinions, but the former war journalist said she refuses to fall into dishonesty.
ISIS bride just can’t seem to understand why Trump and anyone sane doesn’t want her to come back into our country.
To make matters worse, we have sympathizers right here at home who want to help this woman.
Seriously? This is the same woman who called for terrorist attacks on Memorial Day.
And you won’t BELIEVE what she thinks is an acceptable punishment for her acts of treason.
Categories: In the News