News and Headlines. 10/16/2019

News and Headlines: In The News, Politics, World News, Commentary/Opinion.

In The News:

Indiana dog walker finds infant alive in plastic bag along roadway: police

The baby was transported to Schneck Medical Center, just over 60 miles south of Indianapolis, where medical staff determined the infant was not only alive but healthy.

Authorities did not reveal the gender or age of the infant, but reminded residents that the city opened its first Safe Haven Baby Box at the Seymour Fire Station 3 on 605 Meadowbrook Drive in June.

“Baby Boxes are placed in Safe Haven locations and allow a woman to surrender her unwanted newborn under the Safe Haven Law by placing her newborn in an electronically monitored Safe Haven Baby Box,” the group writes on its Facebook page.

“These newborns will be picked up within 3-5 minutes by medical and fire personnel. The Baby Boxes have 3 alarms that activate and a heating and cooling unit in them for extreme weather.”

The First Illegal Border-Crossing Terrorist Is On Trial, But Don’t Expect The Media To Cover It

Many who have professionally worried, as did former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, that violent jihadists might illegally cross the United States’ southern border are often sanctimoniously challenged with this:

“Name a single U.S. border-crossing immigrant asylum-seeker who ever committed a terrorist attack.”

Introducing Abdulahi Hasan Sharif of Somalia.

In 2011, Sharif had himself smuggled from Somalia through Brazil and Central America.

Then he entered the United States over the Mexico-California border and claimed asylum. Sharif went on to Canada, where he allegedly conducted a double vehicle-ramming and stabbing rampage in 2017 in Edmonton, Alberta, that severely injured a police officer and four other people.

He was carrying an Islamic State flag in one of the ramming vehicles.

Judge Suppresses Evidence Of Baby Body Part Trafficking In Planned Parenthood Trial

Over the last two weeks in the ongoing federal civil jury trial of Planned Parenthood against David Daleiden, Judge William Orrick has repeatedly cut off defense questioning that he considers straying too close to eliciting information related to Planned Parenthood’s history of selling tissue from aborted fetuses.

On day two of the trial, when defense attorney Horatio Mihet asked Daleiden’s partner and CMP investigator, Sandra Merritt, about information she learned about the human tissue procurement company StemExpress from a Planned Parenthood whistleblower, Orrick ordered the court to take a break.

He sent the jury out of the room and lectured Mihet for disobeying his orders to not discuss abortion procedures.

On day five, the former head of Planned Parenthood Northern California and Mar Monte, Dr. Leslie Drummond-Hay, said she was once asked to provide four intact limbs for StemExpress, and was successful in doing so.

In one of the undercover videos recorded by Daleiden, Drummond-Hay said StemExpress was so impressed by her specimens, they got “oohs and ahhs.”

During cross examination, when asked what she meant by that, Drummond-Hay answered, “The tissue procurement company was happy with the specimen.”

Repeat felon named “Trigger” opens fire on cops. Police say he’s been out of jail for a week. 

A 9mm handgun was recovered at the scene. Police officials said that the man had an extensive criminal background.

He had most recently been serving five years behind bars for an armed robbery and had just been released on parole last week. Additionally, records show that Prioleau has served time for weapons and assault charges previously.

The NYC PBA slammed the city’s policies that are allowing criminals to do whatever they want.

And somehow New York leaders still think it’s a good idea to overhaul the bail system and work toward cutting their jail population in half, releasing dangerous criminals back onto the streets.

The city announced that over the next few years, they’ll release 50 percent of prisoners back into the community, vowing to cut the city’s jail population in half and keep it there.

And in order to keep the jails unoccupied, they plan to just stop prosecuting suspects for lesser offenses.

‘Let me out!’ Man gives family last laugh at funeral, surprises them with recording from grave

Mourners couldn’t help but laugh as they heard it.

Friends and family say Bradley recorded the video before he died, and he would be overjoyed to see how many smiles and laughs it caused.

His daughter, Andrea Bradley, wrote on Facebook: “My dad’s dieing wish, always the pranksters, ya got them good Poppabear 😉 and gave us all a laugh just when we needed it!! I will love you forever 😘😘#shayslastlaugh“

Camera records sanitation worker going out of his way to help 88-year-old woman

In January, Opal tripped and hit her head while trying to retrieve her trashcan. The same man seen in the video was there when it happened and hasn’t left her side since.

He’s also heard in the video joking with Opal.

“You are looking good. I like that hair,” he said smiling. “You got it down. I got to work on mine.”

New Haven man arrested after police seized gun, drugs

33-year-old, Shannon Wicker of New Haven was arrested after officers seized heroin, cocaine, crack-cocaine, marijuana and a firearm.

Wicker has been charged with Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Criminal Possession of an Electronic Defense Weapon, two counts of Possession of Narcotics With Intent to Sell, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Operating a Drug Factory.

Connecticut man in a coma after being hit by two hit and run drivers in Florida

According to his family, Jose Cruz was at a red light Sunday morning with his wife Jasmine Diaz when a car rear ended the couple.

“He stepped out to see what happened and then I was on the phone with 911 and we got a second time,” Diaz said.

The family says Cruz suffered injuries including eight broken ribs, a punctured lung and severe head trauma from the second hit.

10-Year-Old Commits Suicide, Police Investigate Possible School Bullying

ABC 7 News reported that the 10-year-old girl was found by her younger sister in their home in the afternoon, according to the Santa Ana Police Department.

CBS Los Angeles reported that the police department had received reports that the 10-year-old was possibly being bullied at her school, Hazard Elementary School, and were at the school on Oct. 14 as part of the investigation.

The Garden Grove Unified School District released a statement regarding the death of the 10-year-old and expressed their condolences for the passing of the young girl, according to CBS Los Angeles.

The school district also stated although the Santa Ana Police Department is conducting their investigation into the death of the young girl, no evidence supports the rumors the 10-year-old was being bullied.

According to a classmate, Jacob Ortiz, the 10-year-old was always nice and funny, saying, “she was always like funny…she was always really nice to everybody.

She would give a lot of people hugs a lot,” CBS Los Angeles reported.

California adopts curriculum requiring all public schools to teach LGBTQ history

Fox News Video: LGBTQ civil rights to be added to Maryland curriculum; Kristin Fisher reports.

In San Diego, officials say new wall is helping bring border numbers down

“It’s incredibly different…I’m able to see the old landing mat right next to the bollard and I’m able to see the old mesh right next to the new bollard and the difference is startling,” Douglas Harrison, Chief Patrol Agent of U.S. Border Patrol’s San Diego Sector, told Fox News.

Harrison explained that it’s not a barrier that can be easily scaled: “It’s an intimidating barrier. I’m an old Army guy, I was in the 101st Airborne and I would not try to cross that.”

It’s part of a project that has, across the whole border, seen 71 miles completed, with an additional 162 currently under construction and an additional 276 miles in the “pre-construction” phase.

It’s part of an ambitious plan to get somewhere close to 450-500 miles completed by the end of 2020.

Trump Vetoes Resolution That Would Block National Emergency Funding for Border Wall

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Sudduth Coliseum in Lake Charles, La., on Oct. 11, 2019
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Sudduth Coliseum in Lake Charles, La., on Oct. 11, 2019 (Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

“The situation on our southern border remains a national emergency, and our Armed Forces are still needed to help confront it,” Trump wrote in his veto message to the Senate, and added that the southern border “continues to be a major entry point for criminals, gang members, and illicit narcotics” entering the United States.

“The ongoing crisis at the southern border threatens core national security interests,” he wrote.

“In addition, security challenges at the southern border exacerbate an ongoing humanitarian crisis that threatens the well-being of vulnerable populations, including women and children.”


Trump accuses Obama of election ‘corruption’ as DOJ reviews Russia investigation origins

“There was a lot of corruption. Maybe it goes right up to President Obama. I happen to think it does,” Trump added.

The topic of the Justice Department’s review of the Russia investigation came up Wednesday during a joint press conference at the White House with Italian President Sergio Mattarella.

The question posed to Trump focused on Barr and Durham meeting with Italian officials in September as part of their investigative effort.

A reporter asked Trump if he personally arranged for this to happen, what information was being sought, and whether Trump was satisfied with what they learned.

“I don’t know anything about the meeting, but certainly would be appropriate because the word is, and you read it in the same papers that I do, that they did go to other countries to try and hide what they were doing,” Trump said.

Republican Deanna Lorraine challenges Speaker Nancy Pelosi in Calif.

It’s been a busy week on Capitol Hill as Democrats continue to push impeachment hearings.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi opened this can of worms, but has not yet put the full House through an official vote on impeaching the president.

One America’s Patrick Hussion spoke to Deanna Lorraine, Republican candidate for the 12th District of California, about taking on current Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

Three ‘Squad’ members reportedly set to endorse Bernie Sanders

Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib are reportedly ready to endorse the socialist candidate in the 2020 race.

Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren reacts.

Biggs on push to censure Schiff over ‘parody’ reading of Trump Ukraine call

Commentary/Opinion: Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs, Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee, joins Harris Faulkner on ‘Outnumbered Overtime.’

President Trump Participates in a Joint Press Conference with the President of the Italian Republic

GOP Alaska Governor Targeted In Recall Effort

Gov. Mike Dunleavy of Alaska is the target of recall effort in his state, he explained to the Daily Caller’s Stephanie Hamill why he thinks progressives and special interest groups are going after him.

He’s drawing parallels between him and President Donald Trump suggesting that left wing groups are trying to overturn election results that they’re unhappy with.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs bill allowing people granted presidential pardons to face charges in New York

The bill ends the so-called “double jeopardy loophole” that prevents state prosecution for crimes that the federal government has already tried them for.

“No one is above the law and New York will not turn a blind eye to criminality, no matter who seeks to protect them,” the governor said in a Wednesday statement.

“The closure of this egregious loophole gives prosecutors the ability to stand up against any abuse of power, and helps ensure that no politically motivated, self-serving action is sanctioned under law.”

CNN Media Coordinator states ‘Zucker insists Tapper press Kellyanne Conway, “just f**king nail her”

VIDEO: Beto promises ‘consequences’ for those who don’t comply with ‘assault weapons’ confiscation

O’Rourke’s did not specify what additional “consequences” would follow from law enforcement against those who persist in the ownership of a firearm banned under O’Rourke’s plan and though he did not say there would be a door to door confiscation, his answer seemed to suggest those banned firearms would be confiscated by some means if they are not turned in.

Since vowing a mandatory buyback for “assault weapons” like the AR-15 during the last Democratic Presidential debate, the former Texas congressman has made his strong gun confiscation stance a selling point of his campaign, even capitalizing on his “hell yes,” call for confiscation of AR-15s with a tshirt sold on his campaign store.

O’Rourke’s recent stance on guns has been contrasted against his gun stance when running for Senate in Texas against Republican Senator Ted Cruz.

At the time of his 2018 run, O’Rourke told AR-15s owners to “keep it, continued to use it responsibly.”

The Hope

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., from left, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg all gesture to speak during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN/New York Times at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Commentary/Opinion: Nothing much new in the fourth democratic debate.

All the candidates say the country is essentially falling apart and needs a massive amount of giveaways from the federal government.

The debate was kind of sleepy but my eyes opened when some of the candidates proposed putting drug company executives in prison for causing the opioid epidemic.

Since the democrats generally favor letting street drug dealers OUT of prison, how does that square?

Finally, you have to love the recovering Bernie Sanders who says unfettered capitalism is destroying the world. Beijing certainly agrees. No NBA controversy for Bernie.

There are many more democratic debates ahead. The hope on the left is that some candidate will catch fire. Could happen but right now the campfire needs a few more logs.

Pelosi strategy questioned after refusing authorization vote on impeachment inquiry

Still, Democrats are continuing to call witnesses with Michael McKinley, former senior adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, appearing Wednesday for a closed-door interview, as the White House resists Democrats’ investigatory efforts based on the House’s refusal to hold a vote.

Meanwhile, legal analysts say that should this clash end up before a judge, House Democrats could have a tricky time in court.

Pelosi’s approach, however, does not find support in precedent.

The impeachment investigations of Presidents Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton were both initiated after the full House of Representatives voted to approve them.

State Department Official Said He Raised Concerns Over Burisma Corruption In 2016


The career diplomat also said that he raised concerns with USAID in 2016 regarding an event that the agency was to have with Burisma, which is owned by Ukrainian oligarch Mykola Zlochevsky.

Kent was worried because the event involved children, and he did not feel comfortable with them being photographed in conjunction with the company, the two sources said. The State Department did not respond to a request for comment.

Kent, who handles a six-country portfolio that includes Ukraine, was deposed under subpoena as part of a Democrat-led impeachment inquiry that is focusing on President Trump’s actions towards Ukraine.

World News:

Typhoon Hagibis swept away Fukushima nuclear decontamination waste bags into river

Plastic bags containing greenery collected during decontamination efforts after the 2011 Japanese nuclear disaster were washed down a river during Typhoon Hagibis.
Plastic bags containing greenery collected during decontamination efforts after the 2011 Japanese nuclear disaster were washed down a river during Typhoon Hagibis. (REUTERS/Toru Hana)

Hagibis hit Japan on Saturday with historic rainfall that caused rivers to overflow and left thousands of homes flooded, damaged or without power.

More than 200 rivers overflowed, and more than 50 of those now have damaged embankments.

The Tamura City government told the Asahi Shimbun newspaper the bags filled with grass, leaves, and wood debris collected during decontamination efforts were being stored temporarily at the site.

Workers discovered around 9:20 p.m. on Saturday that a number of bags had been swept into the Furumichi River after the facility was flooded by the typhoon’s heavy rains.

China Selling Surveillance Tech To Nations Trying To Spy On Their Own People

The Serbian government installed the Chinese camera system in its capital of Belgrade, in the midst of wide-spread protests in the city.

The cameras are equipped with facial recognition technology that allows law enforcement to identify and track residents, incentivizing many protesters to go home, according to the Associated Press.

The camera system has seen extensive use in China, especially against Hong Kong protesters and Muslim Uyghurs in Xinjiang.

“We don’t want to be in some kind of Big Brother society,” rights activist Ivana Markulic told the AP. “We are asking:

Where are the cameras, where are they hidden, how much did we pay for them and what’s going to happen with information collected after this surveillance?”

Iran to limit inspectors’ access to its nuclear facilities

President Hassan Rouhani visits the Bushehr nuclear power plant. Photograph: Mohammad Berno/AP

On Wednesday, the spokesman for the Iranian parliament’s national security committee, Hossein Naghavi-Hosseini, said: “In the fourth step of reducing JCPOA commitments, we will probably impose limits on inspections, which means the International Atomic Energy Agency’s surveillance on Iran’s nuclear activities will be reduced.”

He added: “When the other party doesn’t fulfil its commitments, there is no necessity for us to meet our part of commitments.

“We will certainly take the fourth step of reducing commitments to the JCPOA; Europeans have not honoured their part of the commitments and we have not seen any practical step taken by the other side.”

British teacher fired after ‘joking’ to send Jewish students to ‘gas chambers’ if they didn’t finish work

A teacher at Newberries Primary School in Hertfordshire, England, was fired after telling her Jewish students she would "ship them off to the gas chambers" if they didn't finish their school work.
A teacher at Newberries Primary School in Hertfordshire, England, was fired after telling her Jewish students she would “ship them off to the gas chambers” if they didn’t finish their school work. (Google)

The unidentified teacher was fired Friday – just a day after she reportedly made the anti-Semitic remark to her students at Newberries Primary School in Hertfordshire.

One of the students in the class purportedly challenged the remark by the teacher, who said she was “joking” and apologized.

Parents told the Mail Online that she asked the students not to tell anyone about her remark.

However, students informed their parents and it quickly spread to school WhatsApp groups, before reaching administrators at the school.

Hong Kong protest leader Jimmy Sham violently attacked

Reports say he was set upon by a group of up to five hammer-wielding men in the Mong Kok district of the Kowloon peninsula, and left with head injuries.

His CHRF group said he was conscious as he was taken to hospital.

It was the second time he had been attacked since the protests began.

The CHRF linked the attack to government supporters, who are suspected of assaulting other pro-democracy activists in recent months.

Mafia raid in Italy turns up ‘arsenal’ of guns, explosives and drugs: police

More than five pounds of explosives, 14 machine guns and over 1,000 grams of cocaine were taken from an apartment complex in a part of the city that experiences extremely high crime rates, La Repubblica reported.

Canine units were able to track down the items, which were said to be found wrapped in clothing and sheets.

Police described an “arsenal” of weapons that consisted of two machine guns, six shotguns, a rifle, four semi-automatic pistols, a “drum” pistol and over 500 cartridges of various ammunition.

Dark web child abuse: Hundreds arrested across 38 countries

A "this site has been seized" screen with the logos of US, UK, German and other law enforcement agencies.
A “this site has been seized” screen with the logos of US, UK, German and other law enforcement agencies. NCA UK

US officials unsealed nine indictments against the site’s owner Jong Woo Son, 23, from South Korea – where he is currently in prison.

The UK’s National Crime Agency said arrests had been made in the UK, Ireland, America, South Korea, Germany, Spain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the Czech Republic and Canada – among others.

In the UK, seven men have already been convicted in connection with the investigation, including Kyle Fox who was jailed for 22 years last March for the rape of a five-year-old boy and who appeared on the site sexually abusing a three-year-old girl.

Suspects were identified after crime agencies traced the site’s cryptocurrency transactions back to them.

About 23 children have been rescued from active abuse situations, the joint task force said at a press conference about the operation.


Jordan Peterson Isn’t Dangerous. Stop Censoring The Movie About Him

In recent weeks, venues in three North American cities have cancelled screenings of a new movie, “The Rise of Jordan Peterson.”

In each case, from Toronto to Brooklyn to Portland, the decision was made in response to criticism that Peterson, a Canadian psychologist who was thrust into fame in 2015 with a controversy over trans pronouns and a series of viral You Tube videos, is a dangerous far-right fanatic.

There were also threats that showings might be protested, perhaps violently.

Peterson vowed not to obey a Canadian law that criminalized refusing to use a person’s preferred pronouns.

He wrote at that time, “I know something about the way that totalitarian, authoritarian political states develop and I can’t help but think I’m seeing a fair bit of that right now.”

Essentially his argument is that a central factor in authoritarian control of the people is for the state to determine what the people may say, and by extension control what they believe.

Now to be clear, Peterson — like millions of other people, myself included — does not believe that people can change their sex.

This is not some far right-wing dangerous belief, either. In fact, until a very few years ago it was unquestionably the belief of the vast majority of human beings, and frankly it still is.

More Child Abuse at Government Schools

Those bureaucrats seem incapable of improving test scores, even when they get showered with tax dollars, but they’re always ready to go overboard when kids…gasp…play with toy guns.

Or even when they pretend a stick is a gun. Or when they pretend their fingers are a gun.

Kudos to the ACLU for getting involved on the right side.

I wish it was because they supported the 2nd Amendment as well as the 1st Amendment, but their involvement is a plus regardless.

But that’s a separate issue.

For today, our topic is misbehavior by school bureaucrats. Is there a way of discouraging these ridiculous suspensions?

Tulsi Gabbard AGREES With Donald Trump on Syria!? | Ep 464

The Democrat presidential candidates say they want peace.

At the same time, they criticize Trump for following through on his campaign promise to take us out of these endless foreign entanglements.

Tulsi Gabbard is the only one of them with enough courage to stand against the regime-change wars.

Then, kids’ sports are being infiltrated with communist rules and restrictions that undermine the spirit of competition and will ultimately lead to kids who can’t deal with reality.

The Most Important Pursuit of Young People (Pt. 1) | Ravi Zacharias | SPIRITUALITY | Rubin Report

Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Ravi Zacharias (Founder & President of RZIM) the author of “The Logic of God” about how a major crisis in his own life led him to find meaning and a sense of purpose.

He discusses the period of suffering that helped him find his faith, and what the most important pursuit of young people should be.

He also shares his thoughts on if someone can have a sense of morality and live a life filled with purpose and meaning without a belief in God or having faith in a religion.

Understanding spirituality is difficult in today’s fast paced world. Does the world of theology still offer something to a more secular modern world?

Are there lessons to learn from a more spiritual path that can help us make sense of issues like morality?

Or is spirituality best left to the past according to some modern day atheists and skeptics?

What does it even mean to be spiritual in an enlightened world?

Trivia: Kardashians vs. Communists

Do students know communist history and can they name all the Kardashians?

Will Witt finds out what students in Pasadena, CA know about Josef Stalin, Che Guevara, and Mao

Mike Rowe on his new book ‘The Way I Heard It’

Mike Rowe on his new book ‘The Way I Heard It’

TV host and author Mike Rowe shares his thoughts on writing his book on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.