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Utah couple visiting Mexico fatally shot execution-style after failing to stop at checkpoint

Paul Nielsen (pictured) and his wife were shot dead in Mexico
Paul Nielsen (pictured) and his wife were shot dead in Mexico (GoFundMe)

Their son also was shot, but survived and suffered a nervous breakdown, the reports say. After he was released from a hospital, he was transported to the resort town of Zihuatanejo, where he gave law enforcement authorities an account of what happened.

When they reportedly failed to stop at the checkpoint, they were ordered to stop, get out of the car, and shot in the head at close range.

The shooters then took their car and left.

Chaos in court: Video shows former Ohio judge dragged from courtroom after being sentenced to jail time

A deputy with her arms under the defendant’s shoulders pulled Tracie Hunter across the courtroom after she went limp.

Supporters stood and yelled in anger, and deputies intercepted a woman who tried to rush to her.

There were more demonstrations outside the Hamilton County Courthouse, and civil rights activists said there will be boycotts or other actions in protest.

Attorneys for Hunter have contended the case against her was political. The Democrat took the bench after a disputed 2010 election.

New Yorkers Are Pelting Cops With Buckets Of Water

A group of teens in New York City hurled buckets of water at NYPD officers.

Florida man texts landlord ‘I killed him dude’ after alleged murder: police

Jose Luis Chavez, 23, was arrested Sunday and charged with second-degree murder with a deadly weapon.
Jose Luis Chavez, 23, was arrested Sunday and charged with second-degree murder with a deadly weapon. (Orange County Jail)

Jose Luis Chavez, 23, was arrested Sunday and charged with second-degree murder with a deadly weapon and grand theft in the third degree in connection with the death of Rogelio Andrade Hernandez, 40, and the theft of Hernandez’s car, which Chavez allegedly used to flee the scene.

In a text to his landlord obtained by the Orlando Sentinel, Chavez reportedly wrote “hey dude yesterday a guy came into my room and he wanted to nail me so I killed him dude.”

Chavez allegedly said he thought the victim was trying to rape him so he stabbed him multiple times. Police also said Chavez admitted the pair had been drinking and doing drugs prior to the fatal stabbing

Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev, 28, dead after suffering brain injuries in first loss, reports say

Dadashev was placed in a medically induced coma following a 2-hour surgery early Saturday morning during which a portion of his skull was removed to reduce swelling caused by a brain bleed, ESPN reported.

Dadashev’s doctors reportedly informed his team that he was showing signs of severe brain damage, but cautioned the full extent of the injuries couldn’t be assessed until the swelling subsided.

On Tuesday, Dadashev’s trainer, Buddy McGirt, and his strength and conditioning coach, Donatas Janusevicius, told ESPN the young boxing pro had died.

Police name suspect in Berkley man deadly beating after Detroit car accident

Lawrence James Davis,

Surveillance video from a nearby gas station showed the unidentified driver walk up to Tyler and punch him in the face. Several witnesses standing nearby watched Tyler drop to the ground.

Much of the video is too graphic to show, but, at one point, Tyler tried to get up but the punches and kicks continued.

A witness was able to pull the man off of Tyler, and the man even appeared to try to swing at that witness.

Then everyone but Tyler walked away as they left him to die. The suspect then ran away with three other males.

If anyone recognizes Lawrence James Davis, or knows of his whereabouts, or has any information pertaining to this crime, please call Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 313-596-2260.

Multiple people detained after pregnant mother is shot and killed in Georgia, police say

Auriel Callaway, 24, was shot and killed in Athens, Ga., on Monday night, police say.
Auriel Callaway, 24, was shot and killed in Athens, Ga., on Monday night, police say.

Police say Callaway lived at the apartment complex, about 70 miles northeast of Atlanta. They initially were called to the scene to respond to a report of a discharged firearm.

A neighbor told Fox5 Atlanta that Callaway was struck while trying to protect her 3-year-old son from gunfire, but the circumstances surrounding the shooting were not immediately clear.

“Our detectives obtained warrants to search several residences within the apartment complex,” Athens-Clarke Public Information Officer Geoffrey Gilland told reporters Tuesday.

“As part of that process, multiple individuals were detained for investigative purposes.”

California priest ousted after car accident reveals he stole over $95,000 cash from churchgoers

The alleged embezzlement scheme was uncovered after a June 19 car accident in which Father Oscar Alejandro Diaz Canchola, 56, sustained a broken hip.

Before being rushed to the hospital for surgery, Canchola was asked by paramedics if there was anything in his car that needed to be transported with him.

Canchola reportedly said that there were several bags in the car filled with cash, which he described as his “salary,” Bishop Robert Vasa of the Diocese of Santa Rosa said in a news release.

Woman smashes man in the head with laptop during violent argument on airplane: ‘Just take her off the plane!’

In the footage, the woman appears to be yelling at the man for “looking at other women.”

During the expletive-laden tirade, one of the stewardesses pleads with the woman, reminding her that children are on the plane.

The woman responds by saying “yeah I know, I f—ing consoled the f—ing child.” A fellow passenger can be heard saying, “Just take her off the plane!”

University of Missouri Sued for Failing to Hire Conservative Economists

Hillsdale is a small liberal arts school in southern Michigan that is renowned for its emphasis on teaching American civic virtue and the nation’s Greco-Roman-Judeo-Christian roots, as well as for resisting political correctness in the academy.

Founded in 1844, Hillsdale is known for its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans.

“Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak was named chairman of the board of trustees of Hillsdale College in April.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has reportedly described Hillsdale as “a shining city on a hill for conservatives.”

To guarantee his donor intent was respected after his death, Hibbs created an enforcement mechanism.

Under it, Mizzou would have to certify to Hillsdale every four years that each professorship—three chairs and three distinguished professorships—was populated by “a dedicated and articulate disciple of the Ludwig von Mises (Austrian) School of Economics.”

If the condition went unmet, the remaining money would be forfeited to Hillsdale.

South Carolina city scrubs references to ‘Lord’ on memorial honoring fallen police officers

Tega Cay City Manager Charlie Funderburk says the city was forced to cover up the word “Lord”  on a donated memorial for fallen police officers after receiving multiple complaints (Credit: FOX 46 Charlotte).

On the front, the memorial has the Scripture reference Matthew 5:9 from Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount, which says, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”

And on the back of the stone was a prayer: “Lord, I ask for courage.

Courage to face and conquer my own fears, courage to take me where others will not go…Give me Lord, concern for others who trust me and compassion for those who need me.

And please Lord, through it all, be at my side.”

Twitter Suspends Conservative Media Website Culttture With No Explanation

The Culttture Twitter account was removed yesterday with no ready explanation from the big tech platform according to the site.

Culttture is a relatively new conservative media company that appears to support the America First agenda and details instances of big tech censorship.

According to Daniel Bostic, who identifies himself as “Leadership” of Culttture, the account was suspended early in the afternoon on Tuesday.

“@culttture is the only outlet that constantly covered social media censorship and amplified banned voices,” wrote Bostic. “Today our twitter account was suspended…. #StopTheBias”

Politics:

Rep. Omar says racism has always been a part of President Trump

Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar addresses her ongoing feud with the president at the Muslim Collective for Equitable Democracy event; Mark Meredith reports from the conference.

Judicial Watch Files Congressional Ethics Complaint Against Ilhan Omar For Possible Perjury, Immigration Fraud

The possible crimes include “perjury, immigration fraud, marriage fraud, state and federal tax fraud, and federal student loan fraud,” according to the complaint filed Tuesday by Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton.

“The House of Representatives must urgently investigate and resolve the serious allegations of wrongdoing by Rep. Omar,” Fitton said.

“Substantial, compelling and, to date, unrefuted evidence” supports the allegations, he said.

“The evidence developed against Rep. Omar was the result of a three-year-long investigation in both the United States and the United Kingdom by Mr. Steinberg and his investigative reporter colleagues Preya Samsundar and Scott Johnson.

Flashback: ‘Squad’ member Rashida Tlaib once called for Trump’s deportation

“Deport this a–hole!” Tlaib, D-Mich., tweeted in December 2015, linking to a story about then-presidential candidate Trump’s highly controversial call for “a total and complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the United States after the 2015 San Bernardino terrorist attack.

Tlaib’s tweet holds new relevance amid the outrage over Trump’s attacks on the so-called “Squad” made up of Reps. Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.

Tlaib has responded to Trump’s comments by renewing her calls to impeach him.

“I’m not going nowhere, not until I impeach this president,” she said during a speech Monday.

Tlaib: BDS Movement Against Israel Like American Boycott of Nazi Germany

BDS has been condemned as anti-Semitic by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) and has links to Palestinian terrorist groups.

The Anti-Defamation League describes BDS as a deceitful effort to undermine the Jewish state’s existence.

Tlaib, a Palestinian-American and a supporter of BDS, spoke on the floor about her opposition to a House resolution affirming opposition to the movement. It is likely to pass on a bipartisan basis.

Tlaib said she could not stand by as the “daughter of Palestinian immigrants” and watch an attack on the right to “boycott the racist policies of the government and state of Israel.”

Controversy swirls after alleged altercation at Ga. grocery store

A black woman claims she was told to go back to where she came from while leaving the grocery store.

The man accused of doing so has said it’s nothing more than a political spectacle.

One America’s Alex Salvi has the story.

Georgia Lawmaker Who Charged Racism in Supermarket Shows in Previous Tweet a Quickness to Charge Racism

Georgia State Rep. Erica Thomas speaks during a protest against recently passed legislation that would ban abortion if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, at the Georgia State Capitol building in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 21, 2019.
(Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

Reached for comment, Eric Sparkes told The Epoch Times that he is no longer conducting interviews but pointed to a statement confirming that he is “in the process of exploring with attorneys a defamation lawsuit against her.”

Thomas has a history of making racism allegations in public. For instance, in a July 13, 2018, tweet, she accused a pool boy of racism.

“At the pool @Westin and after the waitress ask the Caucasian people on both sides of me for their order and skipped over me minutes later the pool boy ask me for my room key.

This cannot be real right now. I am a guest too right. #racist,” Thomas tweeted.

In the wake of her accusation against Sparkes, dozens of tweets were posted in response to her 2018 tweet, mocking her, saying she was not believable, was creating a race hoax, and so on.

One tweet noted that hotel servers frequently ask for guests’ room keys in order to make charges to a guest’s room.

‘My Heart Goes Out To’ The Parkland Shooter Says Georgia Democratic Lawmaker

The alleged shooter, Nikolas Cruz, murdered 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School while injuring over a dozen other innocent people. Cruz was later captured and now faces 17 counts of premeditated murder. If he is convicted he faces the possibility of life in prison or the death penalty.

Several political pundits on Twitter made note of the lawmaker’s tweet from February of last year.

DOJ Warns Mueller Ahead of Testimony

DOJ says Mueller must not disclose redacted information in upcoming testimony on Russia probe.

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Josh Hawley Faced Accusations Of Anti-Semitism For Using The Word ‘Cosmopolitan.’ Here’s Video Of Obama Saying The Same Thing

He was speaking at the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg, South Africa, on July 17, 2018.

The speech was his first significant address after exiting the Oval Office, according to TIME, which posted a full speech transcript.

Hawley criticized the “liberal language police” Friday after facing backlash for his word choice during his keynote address at the Edmund Burke Foundation’s first National Conservatism Conference.

Chick-Fil-A Debacle In Texas Raises Concerns About Corporate Free Speech

The Texas Senate Bill 1978, a “Save Chick-fil-A” bill, protects individuals’ “religious beliefs and moral convictions, including beliefs and convictions regarding marriage” from “adverse” government actions.

Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott tweeted out last week, “No business should be discriminated against simply because its owners donate to a church, the Salvation Army, or other religious organization. Texas protects religious liberty.”

Swamp Watch: Amazon’s shady dealings in lobbying and within the government

Commentary/Opinion: Steve discusses Jeff Bezos’ pull and influence with lawmakers, and highlights the advantages that big tech uses to get their way.

World News:

South Korea Says It Fired Warning Shots at Russian and Chinese Military Planes Entering Its Airspace

A Russian A-50 military aircraft flies near the disputed islands called Takeshima in Japan and Dokdo in South Korea
A Russian A-50 military aircraft flies near the disputed islands called Takeshima in Japan and Dokdo in South Korea on July 23, 2019. (Joint Staff Office of the Defense Ministry of Japan via Reuters)

South Korea said three Russian military planes—two Tu-95 bombers and one A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft—entered the South’s air defense identification zone off its east coast before the A-50 intruded in South Korean airspace.

The A-50 entered South Korea’s airspace twice near the islets of Dokdo in the east, officers from the Joint Chiefs of Staff told Yonhap.

The plane entered shortly after the bombers entered the country’s zone; South Korean officers said the bombers later trespassed again.

South Korea said it was the first time a foreign military plane had violated South Korean airspace since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War.

“The Air Force instantly deployed multiple jets, including F-15Ks and F-16Ks, and sent warning messages to it in accordance with operation manuals.

But the plane did not respond, so one of our aircraft fired some 10 rounds of flares and 80 warning shots,” a Joint Chiefs of Staff officer told Yonhap.

Officials say USS Boxer may have downed 2 Iranian drones last week

Defense official says sailors and Marines onboard the USS Boxer saw one of the drones go down, the other disappeared from radar and was believe destroyed.

Puerto Ricans head to San Juan in protest against their governor

While many Puerto Ricans believed the current government was corrupt, the protests did not begin until another recent scandal.

A series of leaked messages between the governor and his inner circle were described as sexist, homophobic, and derogatory.

Commentary/Opinion:

The Left is Wrong. There is No Gender Wage Gap

This whole claim of a gender wage gap?

It’s TOTALLY false.

It compares total earnings, not pay earned for the “same work.”

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