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Calif. Police Chief Cancels Event to Honor Fallen Officer Because Republicans Were Invited

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The partisan chief told the organizers of the Blue Bowl charity flag football game that his department would not participate in the event over the GOP invites despite that it was set to help raise money for the family of Sgt. Ron Helus, a county sheriff’s officer who was killed in the line of duty in Thousand Oaks, Fox News reported.

Helus was killed on November 7 when a 28-year-old man attacked the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, killing 13 people and wounding a dozen police officers.

The shooter also died that day of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Helus family has already lost thousands of dollars that had already been donated to the event, because the money has been returned to donors since the chief nixed the event.

Mike Randall, vice president of the Fallen Officers Foundation, told the media that Chief Hagel came straight out and said that his department would not support the event if any Republicans, conservatives, or Trump supporters were invited to take part.

He told them not to say the ‘n-word’. So they tried to kill him.

Two of the teens identified in the September shooting.
Two of the teens identified in the September shooting. (Phoenix Police Department)

The day started simply enough, but ended with a man fighting for his life. Police say that the man, identified only as ‘CT’, was taking pictures in a Phoenix park on September 12 when he was approached by three teenagers.

Police say that he had been live streaming to Facebook for 45 minutes before meeting the men, and kept rolling throughout.

The teens asked CT to take some photos of them. He agreed and can be heard saying that he would not charge them for the pictures.

During the impromptu photoshoot, the boys began throwing around the n-word. CT, who is black, was offended by their use of the term and told the teens to knock it off.

Then, without warning, shots rang out. The camera falls to the ground as CT is hit a staggering nine times by gunfire.

Jury clears cop who shot and killed felon reaching for gun. NAACP: They’re all lying.

The grand jury report said they “engaged in a full and deliberate consideration of all the facts and circumstances surrounding” the shooting.

They also noted that Sims was wanted on three felony and three misdemeanor charges, was running from police and had a “firearm with an extended magazine in his hands.”

There were 25 witnesses listed, which included Moss Point Alderman Sherwood Bradford and others identified by the NAACP

Brian Dunn, lead attorney at the Cochran Firm in Los Angeles and the chief attorney for the Sims’ family, said Sim’s family “is disappointed by the grand jury’s determination that the officer’s conduct did not rise to the level of criminal wrongdoing when he shot and killed him.”

List: 60 Hate Crime Hoaxes

List: 60 Hate Crime Hoaxes.

Antifa Member David Campbell Pleads Guilty to Assault at ‘Night for Freedom’ Event

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The charges relate to Campbell’s brutal assault against a peaceful attendee of “A Night For Freedom,” an event hosted by author, journalist, and documentary filmmaker Mike Cernovich in New York in January 2017.

The event was heavily protested by extremist left-wingers, some of whom, including Campbell, picked fights with attendees as they left the venue.

As Breitbart News reported at the time, the attendee assaulted by Campbell was a defenseless 56-year old man, who had to be taken to hospital.

Two others were also reported hurt in the fight.

Jon Levine, then a reporter for The Wrap, captured the aftermath of the assault on video.

Study: Climate changes due to shifts in solar orbit, not human activity

A man sells Greta Thunberg masks during a climate protest rally in Santiago, Chile, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019.
A man sells Greta Thunberg masks during a climate protest rally in Santiago, Chile, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. Across the globe, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets Friday to demand that leaders tackle climate change. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

According to NASA scientists, so-called “climate change” is mostly driven by factors unrelated to human activity.

A past study by the agency found the Sun has been the main factor behind changes in the Earth’s climate over the past 1,000 years.

Scientists say our planet’s solar orbit has changed several times over the past centuries.

This resulted in a warmer climate in the Middle Ages, or medieval period, and a global cooling in the 14th Century known as the Little Ice Age.

Saudi Arabia being sued for 911 attacks by victims’ families

Commentarty/Opinion: Saudi Arabia being sued for 9/11 attacks by victims’ families.

‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ takes a deeper look at the United States’ complicated history with the Saudi Arabian government.

Planned Parenthood Uses Shell Company to Build Secret Mega-Clinic Near Missouri Border

A sign is pictured at the entrance to a Planned Parenthood building in New York August 31, 2015. Picture taken August 31, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Planned Parenthood began working on the facility in August 2018, and used a shell company to divert public attention and scrutiny from the construction of one of the largest abortion clinics in the country.

McNicholas said the decision to be secretive was in part intended to avoid delays.

At previous Planned Parenthood construction projects in different parts of the country, contractors had refused to work on the project after learning the purpose of the building.

The clinic cost nearly $7 million, and will be equipped to see roughly 11,000 women per year.

CBS News visited the location in August while the building was still under construction, but waited to release the story until the facility was completed.

Marie Osmond’s son was bullied before his suicide: ‘I never took action’

Speaking on “The Talk” Tuesday, the 59-year-old singer spoke publicly for the first time about her son’s torment and how she feels she handled the situation at the time.

“I haven’t spoken about this before but … my son, who died, he was bullied,” she told her co-hosts.

“He was bullied very heavily right up until the time that he committed suicide.”

Tech exec abducted from Santa Cruz home; dead body found hours later

Tushar Atre, 50, was abducted from his Santa Cruz home early Monday and was last seen getting into his girlfriend's white BMW SUV, Oct. 2, 2019.
Tushar Atre, 50, was abducted from his Santa Cruz home early Monday and was last seen getting into his girlfriend’s white BMW SUV, Oct. 2, 2019.
(Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office)

In 1996, Atre founded AtreNet, a “boutique web design agency specializing in corporate websites for top Silicon Valley clients,” according to his Twitter page.

Police received a 911 call from witnesses who were present inside the home when Atre was reportedly taken, officials said.

Hours later, investigators found the missing SUV and a dead body inside.

Authorities early Wednesday would not provide any information about the victim, saying they are still working on confirming identification.

Texas woman takes baby on wild car chase after rear-ending off-duty cop, reports say

The woman, whom officials haven’t identified, struck the off-duty officer’s car from behind at a red light and drove off, police told KPRC-TV.

The officer reportedly followed the woman until traffic forced her to stop.

The officer got out of his car, stated he was a police officer and approached the woman with both his gun and badge out, KHOU-TV reported.

But the woman allegedly hit the gas and brushed his leg as she again drove away. The officer fired his weapon at the ground and may have hit her tire, police said.

NRA declares victory in legal battle against San Francisco

The National Rifle Association declared victory in its legal battle against the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, who declared the group a “national terrorist organization,” after the city’s mayor announced that no municipality can stop businesses from working with them.

Mayor London Breed and Dennis J. Herrera, the city attorney, penned a formal memo to officials on Sept. 23 stating no city “department will take steps to restrict any contractor from doing business with the NRA or to restrict city contracting opportunities for any business that has any relationship with the NRA,” according to an NRA press release from Monday.

“The memo serves as a clear concession and a well-deserved win for the First and Second Amendments of the United States Constitution,” one of the organization’s attorneys, William A. Brewer III, said in a statement.

“It is unfortunate that in today’s polarized times, some elected officials would rather silence opposing arguments than engage in good-faith debate.

Hillary Clinton compares decision to not divorce Bill to parenting a transgender child

“In my case, after really hard, hard thinking about it, counseling, praying, all the things that I did and that we went through, I just decided it was the right decision for me but that doesn’t mean it was an easy decision.

It was a really hard decision.”

Clinton, 71, then continued by comparing her hard decision to parents deciding how to act when their kids tell them they are transgender.

“Sometimes when your child has an issue — I had a friend a few years ago who called up and said ‘I don’t know who to talk to about this, but my little girl wants to be a boy. What do I do?’

B17 crash at Bradley Airport; ‘There were fatalities’

Fourteen people were injured in the crash, 13 people from the plane and one on the ground. There were 10 passengers and three crew members.

The Boeing B-17 bomber that was on tour in the area crashed on landing around at 9:54 a.m. according to officials.

Smoke and flames are visible throughout the area. Lifestar took at least one patient to the hospital. The airport is expected to reopen around 1:30 pm.

‘I totally felt like Cinderella’: Teen shot in head, left for dead crowned homecoming queen

It has been a long road to where she is at today.

Many call it a miracle that she is alive and doing so well — but it hasn’t been without a fight.

She has had 10 brain surgeries, as well as several other surgeries and extensive physical therapy.

She said she loves her scars and to show them off, as they are part of her story.

Immigration:

Brandon Judd breaks down the biggest misconceptions about the border

“That’s extremely disappointing when you hear the mainstream media and the liberal left politicians that are talking about an exaggerated crisis, when the crisis was bigger than nearly any crisis I’ve seen on the border in 22 years as a border patrol agent,” Judd told host Heather Childers.

“What President Trump was saying is absolutely the truth,” he said, pointing to record numbers of family units, unaccompanied minors and people from countries “we just hadn’t dealt with before!”

Judd added: “He put the pressure on Mexico to cut deals that any of his predecessors would have loved to have had.

And, because of those deals, those numbers have dropped… in spite of Congress.”

Homan rips VA police chief who suspended officer for cooperating with ICE

A Virginia Police Chief who suspended an officer for cooperation with ICE was politically motivated, former Acting ICE Director Tom Homan said on ‘Fox & Friends.’

Politics:

Stage is set for record-breaking presidential primary debate

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Wednesday announced the lineup for their Oct. 15 fourth-round presidential primary debate, and as expected, 12 candidates have qualified, meeting the polling and fundraising criteria.

That means the showdown will be the largest in presidential primary history, topping the 11 Republicans who faced off in a primary debate in September 2015, according to political research from Sabato’s Crystal Ball, a political newsletter and website.

A Closer Look At Joe Biden’s Ties To Ukraine

Some in media are quick to dismiss the Biden’s family ties to Ukraine, but there’s more that needs to be investigated.

The Daily Caller lists off some of the big questions the media should be asking when it comes to Joe Biden’s ties to Ukraine.

GOP Green Beret Veteran Brian Thomsen to Run Against Democrat Conor Lamb

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“Washington is broken from years of career politicians putting themselves before the interests of their voters–you can’t solve a problem with more of the same problem,” Thomsen said in a press release Wednesday.

Thomsen said he will work to fight against illegal drugs flowing into the country, create jobs, and help the average Pennsylvanian.

“I’ll go to Congress and secure our border to stop the tide of illegal drugs coming in, create jobs, keep taxes low and I promise to shrink the government that the career politicians grew too big,” Thomsen said.

“Most of all, I’m a proud hardworking American veteran, Pennsylvanian, and family man. These are the values I’ll bring to Congress.”

Rashida Tlaib: Detroit Police Must Only Hire Black Facial Recognition Analysts

Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

“Analysts need to be African-Americans, not people that are not,” Tlaib reportedly told Detriot police chief James Craig during a tour of the Real Time Crime Center, the city’s 24-hour threat-gathering hub where facial recognization is used to identify suspects.

“I think non-African-Americans think African-Americans all look the same!” the freshman congresswoman added, arguing that Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and John Lewis (D-GA) are often confused for one another because they are both black and bald.

Tlaib’s suggestion seemingly irked Craig, who is black, prompting him to respond: “I trust people who are trained, regardless of race, regardless of gender,”

“I understand the technology real well,” he added.

President Trump Participates in a Meeting with the President of the Republic of Finland

The White House

McCarthy signs on to resolution to censure Schiff for ‘parody’ reading of Ukraine call

McCarthy is now the most high-profile Republican to sign on to the resolution to censure Schiff that was introduced last Friday by Rep. Andy Biggs, the Arizona Republican who chairs the conservative House Freedom Caucus.

“Chairman Adam Schiff has been lying to the American people for years,” McCarthy said in a tweet.

“Now he is so desperate to damage the president that he literally made up a false version of a phone call. Enough is enough.”

Trump to roll out Medicare plan as Democratic rivals clash over health care

Trump will announce an executive order regarding the Medicare system during a speech, titled “Protecting Medicare from Socialist Destruction,” that he’s slated to give in Florida on Thursday, according to Bloomberg News.

He will also more broadly address the country’s health-care system, seeking to cast himself as its defender, even as Democratic presidential candidates look to expand it nationwide under Medicare-for-all proposals.

Trump hopes to draw a sharp contrast between his plan and the vast proposals introduced by Democratic presidential hopefuls, including calls to totally eliminate private insurance.

However, there’s a growing schism between moderate Democrats who want to keep private insurance, and progressives who want to roll it under the arm of the government.

Federal judge blocks California law requiring Trump to release tax returns

U.S. District Judge Morrison England Jr. said the law likely violates the Constitution.

The move is a win for Trump, who sued to block implementation of the law in August.

Morrison wrote in his 24-page ruling that the state’s concerns are “both legitimate and understandable” and that candidates have given “unnecessary and irrelevant excuses for shielding the public from such information.”

“It is not the job of the courts, however, to decide whether a tax return disclosure requirement is good policy or makes political sense,” Morrison wrote.

“Instead, it is the court’s job to make sure the Constitution wins.”

Tlaib has promoted four viral racial hoaxes in 2019

The most recent example: the case of Amari Allen, a black 12-year-old girl in Virginia who claimed three white boys in her class pinned her down and cut off her dreadlocks.

Allen has since recanted the story, but Tlaib has not issued a correction or deleted her tweet praising Allen as “courageous & strong” and having a “power that threatens their core.”

The activist who Tlaib retweeted apologized for spreading the story after Allen recanted her charge, but Tlaib didn’t share the apology or offer her own contrition.

The Impeachment Theater Won’t Stop The Spygate Fallout

Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz finished his almost 2-year-long investigation into alleged abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) earlier this month and turned in his draft report to Attorney General William Barr.

That report is currently undergoing classification review, after which it will be put into its final form and publicly released.

When that happens, the entire sordid truth about the 2016 election and its aftermath will be laid bare at last.

Bernie Sanders undergoes heart procedure

Campaign officials say Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders experienced chest discomfort after a campaign event and testing found he had a blockage in an artery.

World News:

9 dead, hundreds wounded in two days of antigovernment protests in Iraq

An injured protester is carried off during a protest in Baghdad, Iraq, on Tuesday.
An injured protester is carried off during a protest in Baghdad, Iraq, on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Seven died in Wednesday’s protests, three in Baghdad and four in Nasiriyah, while some 132 were wounded.

Two more died in Tuesday’s protests — more than 200 were hurt — as demonstrators and Iraqi security forces clashed in the largest public outcry since Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s government was formed a year ago.

Amid the hectic demonstrations, a 10-year-old girl was killed by a car speeding away from a checkpoint.

Thousands have taken to the streets in recent days to express anger over unemployment, a lack of government services such as electricity and water, and rampant corruption in the oil-rich nation.

USAID announces new funding for northern Iraq genocide victims, bringing total above $400M since 2017

Despite almost $400 million in American aid to communities in northern Iraq, close to 1 million Christians, Yazidis, and other religious minorities remain displaced in the wake of ISIS’ campaign of terror.

To further aid these communities, Green unveiled new funding for partner organizations in Iraq at a Wednesday event hosted by the Accord Network, an association of Christian humanitarian organizations.

USAID will give almost $4 million in grants to six local groups in Iraq as part of the New Partnerships Initiative, an effort launched in May to expand USAID’s partner base, according to a press release.

With these new financial awards, American funding for persecuted minorities in northern Iraq since 2017 will surpass $400 million.

Trump to enact $7.5 billion in tariffs on EU imports following WTO ruling

White House officials noted the the WTO ruling allowed tariffs as high as 100%. They said the administration decided on lower rates in response to public comments about its tariffs proposals.

The officials added that the tariffs would be dropped if the Airbus subsidies were eliminated.

“We stand ready and willing to negotiate. We are hopeful that that the addition of the tariffs will lead to that negotiation,” a USTR official said.

The U.S. and EU have been fighting since 2004 over whether their respective aerospace industry policies toward Airbus and Boeing amount to unfair practices.

The WTO’s ruling said the EU subsidized Airbus by giving it preferential treatment on interest rates.

Nigeria: Hundreds of children and adults freed from “house of torture” Islamic school

Some captives were as young as five years old, police said.
Some captives were as young as five years old, police said.NIGERIAN POLICE

Officers raided the building…. following a tip and found the victims, who were kept in “the most debasing and inhuman conditions in the name of teaching them the Koran and reforming them…

The building’s owner told authorities that students had been brought by their families to learn the Quran or because they had problems such as drug addiction….The victims were abused.

Some of them said they were sodomized by their teachers.

“Islamic schools in Nigeria have for years been dogged by allegations of abuse and accusations.”

Earlier this year, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, said that the Nigerian government planned to “eventually ban the schools, but would not do so immediately.”

Uganda warns of prison for anyone wearing red beret of pop star presidential challenger

Wine, a musician turned politician, has called the government's ban on his red berets "a sham."
Wine, a musician turned politician, has called the government’s ban on his red berets “a sham.” REUTERS/James Akena

The government last month declared that the red beret, which Wine has used as part of his “People Power” movement, was “property of the state” and those who buy or sell them would face prosecution under military law, Reuters reported.

Wine, a 37-year-old pop star whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, denounced the government’s ban as he seeks to defeat longtime Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.

“This beret ban is a sham. It is a blatant attempt to suffocate a successful threat to the autocratic status quo,” Wine said in a statement.

South Korean man, serving life for rape and murder of sister-in-law, confesses to 14 murders: police

In this July, 1993, photo, South Korean investigators examine the scene following a killing in Hwaseong, South Korea.
In this July, 1993, photo, South Korean investigators examine the scene following a killing in Hwaseong, South Korea. (Yonhap via AP)

Lee Chun-jae, 56, told investigators that he was responsible for the killings of nine women from 1986 to 1991 in Hwaseong, South Korea after DNA evidence from four of the crime scenes linked him to the string of murders, The New York Times reported.

Police say he also confessed to the rape and murder of an additional five women and the rape or attempted rapes of at least 30 more women.

Chun-jae was first named as a suspect last month after Seoul’s senior police officer, Ban Gi-soo, said technological improvement of DNA analysis allowed authorities to extract samples from the evidence that wasn’t possible at the time of the cases.

Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe’s final words, details on rape and murder emerge in Australian court

Maasarwe was studying at La Trobe University in Melbourne. (Instagram)

Maasarwe, 21, was studying abroad in Melbourne when she was brutally attacked at 12:10 a.m. after getting off a tram in the suburb of Bundoora in January.

Prosecutors said she was on the phone with her sister – who was overseas – because she didn’t feel safe walking home at night, according to The Australian.

The details of the attack were allowed to be made public after Judge Elizabeth Hollingworth removed a suppression order keeping them private, local media reported.

Commentary/Opinion:

Leftists Don’t Value Tolerance

Tolerance isn’t a value of the left. Example A: Antifa.

What Happened After I Was Accused of White Privilege (Pt. 1) | David Webb | POLITICS | Rubin Report

Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to David Webb (Host, SiriusXM and Fox Nation) about being accused of benefiting from white privilege by CNN’s Areva Martin and whether or not she accepted his offer of coming on his show to discuss her beliefs.

HOW DARE YOU !? The New Motto of The Left.

HOW DARE YOU !? The New Motto of The Left.

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