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News and Headlines.7/28/2020

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Seattle police show photographs of their burns and wounds while releasing footage of protesters throwing explosives and wooden planks at officers as 59 cops were injured in Saturday’s riot

Seattle police have released bodycam footage revealing how protesters have targeted and injured officers by throwing explosives, rocks and bottles in a riot over the weekend.

Nearly 60 Seattle police officers were injured in Saturday clashes with anti-police demonstrators and one was hospitalized as a riot was declared in the city.

The police department released video footage of Saturday’s unrest where cops dodged explosives, flying bottles and pieces of wood during a protest in Capitol Hill.

2 Children, Ages 6 and 8, Shot in Car in Miami-Dade: Police

The mother brought the children to Jackson Memorial Hospital where they were in stable condition, police said.

Several police cars were outside the hospital Tuesday afternoon and a car believed to be the mother’s was surrounded by yellow police tape.

Police are trying to determine where the shooting happened, and the Hialeah Police Department is also part of the investigation.

Miami-Dade Police Director Freddy Ramirez called the shooting “unacceptable.”

The shooting comes just days after a 7-year-old girl, Alana Washington, was killed in a drive-by shooting in Brownsville that left a 2-year-old and two adults injured.

12-Year-Old Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Texas Woman

Sharon Hawkins was found Saturday with multiple gunshot wounds in a bedroom at an apartment complex in the Greater Greenspoint area of Harris County, the Houston Chronicle reported.

The boy, whose name wasn’t released because he is a minor, was charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon through the Harris County Juvenile Probation Office.

Police spokesman Kese Smith said authorities arrested the boy Sunday.

NYC Deli Punch Leads to Wild Sidewalk Brawl, Student Getting Shot in Stomach

Authorities are looking for a man caught on camera walloping a SUNY student and star football player in the face at a Queens deli, then following him outside and shoots him in the stomach, leaving him badly hurt, police said Tuesday.

The NYPD identified the suspect in the attack at a deli on Springfield Boulevard a day earlier as Jeffrey Thurston. He remains at large.

Video shows Thurston start to argue with the victim as he tries to walk by him inside the deli, according to police.

It’s not clear what was said, but Thurston is allegedly the man seen on camera punching the victim in the face.

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White House Strikes $765 Million Deal With Kodak To Produce American-Made Drugs

In a press call this morning, senior White House officials laid out a $765 million deal with Kodak to develop ingredients for pharmaceuticals in the United States.

Currently, the United States imports 90 percent of these ingredients from countries such as China. This deal, which invokes the Defense Production Act, will boost American production to 25 percent in the future, officials said.

Kodak was chosen because there are similarities between the manufacturing of chemicals for film and for pharmaceuticals.

According to Peter Navarro, this initiative goes back to a conversation he had with President Donald Trump in February about how dependent we are on foreign drugs.

Navarro also touted this deal as a big blue collar job creator.

New Film Exposes How California’s War On The Gig Economy Was Exacerbated By COVID

According to the documentary, there were 2 million people in California who worked as part-time contractors prior to AB-5.

While hard enough on workers already, the bill went into effect just as coronavirus lockdowns caused millions to lose their jobs.

“This timing with the coronavirus is particularly horrendous, given that there are so many people desperate for work,” said interviewee Joel, a professor at Chapman University.

While once independent contractors are forced to stay at home and forbidden from working, the Governor of California is requesting 20 million dollars to enforce the end of gig work.

Silenced Frontline Doctors Hold Capitol Hill Press Conference to Challenge Big Tech.

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Dr. Stella Immanuel: We Don’t Need to Die. There Are Treatments for COVID.

American doctors are holding a “White Coat Summit” in Washington, D.C. to address “a massive disinformation campaign” by the media about coronavirus.

Dr. Stella Immanuel has successfully treated hundreds of COVID-19 patients using Hydroxychloroquine.

This broadcast went viral and Facebook DELETED this video off our page. This censorship is out of control!

Watch as Dr. Immanuel tackles the media’s narrative about Hydroxychloroquine.

Infant critically wounded in Chicago expressway shooting

Ten-month-old Ny’ori Askew was critically injured after being struck by a bullet on a Chicago expressway Monday.
Ten-month-old Ny’ori Askew was critically injured after being struck by a bullet on a Chicago expressway Monday. (I’m Telling, Don’t Shoot )

Ny’ori Askew was in the backseat of a vehicle when she was shot on the Bishop Ford Expressway, on the city’s South Side, according to reports.

In the past two months, eight children under the age of 5 have been shot in Chicago, the station reported.

They said there have been 65 shootings on Chicago-area expressways this year, nearly double the number the shootings during the same period last year.

Portland Protests Night 61: Here’s Why You Missed

Day 61 of the Portland Protests saw explosions, flying water bottles and a whole lot of tear gas.

Zuckerberg to Testify Before Congress After Rep. Gaetz Sends Criminal Referral to AG Barr Citing PV

TOMORROW: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before Congress after Rep. Matt Gaetz sent a criminal referral to Attorney General William Barr citing Project Veritas #ExposeFacebook reports as proof of their inherent political bias.

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Tucker: Political violence is an attack on America itself

Violence returns us to the most primitive of all systems, one in which might makes right. There’s no greater threat to civilization.

Politics:

House Democrats yank Homeland Security spending bill from floor

The U.S. Capitol. | John Shinkle/POLITICO
The U.S. Capitol. | John Shinkle/POLITICO

House Democrats on Tuesday were forced to pull their Homeland Security spending bill from the floor just days before it was slated for a vote, after it faced strong blowback from both progressives and centrists within the caucus.

Dozens of vulnerable Democrats in swing districts as well as progressives had threatened to torpedo the measure in recent days:

The moderates argued the bill went too far in cracking down on immigration enforcement, while liberals argued it didn’t do nearly enough to rein in the Trump administration’s draconian policies.

“Frontline members raised serious concerns that the Homeland bill was a tough vote in swing districts because of its progressive provisions,” a House Democratic aide said Tuesday.

Congress is widely expected to enact a stopgap measure in September and punt any major funding decisions until after the November election.

Trump renews effort to wind down DACA while also giving Dreamers one year of deportation protection

In a White House call with reporters, a senior administration laid out how the DACA review would unfold, with a stated goal of reducing “smuggling and illegal crossing” that the official said was encouraged by DACA.

The White House said it plans to continue its existing policy of refusing new DACA applicants – a decision in place since 2017.

However, the administration will extend eligibility by a year for those DACA immigrants who faced deportation, provided they have no criminal record.

Jim Jordan calls out Obama-Biden DOJ for spying

Jim Jordan blasts the Obama, Biden administration for spying on the Trump campaign.

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Valerie Jarrett On Fake Dossier And Russia Probe: It ‘was four years ago’ Let’s Move On

This stunning statement came from Obama’s most loyal advisor Valerie Jarrett, who also stated that the investigators in the Trump Russia investigation behaved appropriately, despite a plethora of evidence suggesting otherwise.

Baritromo asked Jarrett, if former FBI Director James Comey knew that former British spy Christopher Steele’s dossier was garbage but he continued to renew warrants to spy on Carter Page, a member of the 2016 Trump campaign, shouldn’t he be prosecuted.

According to several government officials who spoke to SaraACarter.comm Comey is a central figure being investigated by the Justice Department’s criminal probe being headed by Connecticut prosecutor John Durham, who was appointed by Attorney General William Barr.

World News:

Iran missiles target fake carrier as US bases go on alert

In this photo released Tuesday, July 28, 2020, by Sepahnews, Revolutionary Guard's speed boats circle around a replica aircraft carrier during a military exercise.
In this photo released Tuesday, July 28, 2020, by Sepahnews, Revolutionary Guard’s speed boats circle around a replica aircraft carrier during a military exercise.(Sepahnews via AP)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard launched missiles Tuesday targeting a mock aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a drill that included such a barrage of fire the U.S. military temporarily put two regional bases in the Mideast on alert amid tensions between the two countries.

Iranian commandos fast-roped down from a helicopter onto the replica in the footage aired Tuesday from the exercise called “Great Prophet 14.”

Anti-aircraft guns opened fire on a target drone near the port city of Bandar Abbas.

State television footage also showed a variety of missiles being fired from fast boats, trucks, mobile launchers and a helicopter, some targeting the fake carrier.

Chinese Regime Destroyed Evidence About Initial Virus Outbreak: Hong Kong Scientist

Yuen Kwok-yung (C) at a laboratory of Hong Kong University's Department of Microbiology at Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong, on March 11, 2013.
Yuen Kwok-yung (C) at a laboratory of Hong Kong University’s Department of Microbiology at Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong, on March 11, 2013. (Philippe Lopez /AFP via Getty Images)

A well-known Hong Kong microbiologist is the latest to reveal information on how Beijing initially covered up China’s outbreak of the CCP virus, adding to a pile of evidence about authorities’ mismanagement of the pandemic crisis.

Professor Yuen Kwok-yung, an infectious disease expert at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), was among a team of experts headed by China’s top respiratory specialist Zhong Nanshan dispatched on a fact-finding mission to Wuhan, where the virus first broke out, on Jan. 19.

Now, more than 6 months later, Yuen told the BBC in an interview on July 27 that Chinese local authorities were slow to respond to the outbreak and had destroyed physical evidence about the outbreak.

Kim Jong Un Claims North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Will Guarantee Security

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends an emergency Politburo meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea, on July 25, 2020.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends an emergency Politburo meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea, on July 25, 2020. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

“Now we have become able to reliably defend ourselves against any form of high-intensity pressure and military threat,” Kim said, adding,

“Thanks to our reliable and effective self-defense nuclear deterrence, the word war [sic] would no longer exist on this land, and the security and future of our state will be guaranteed forever.”

Kim again claimed that the nuclear programs are primarily defensive in nature and show Pyongyang’s “absolute strength,” according to the state-run KNCA.

But he warned that North Korea will force “others who look down upon us” to “pay dearly.”

The speech came in the midst of stalled talks intended to dismantle Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs in exchange for sanctions relief from the United States.

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‘We have already been punished’: Hong Kong protest couple rebuild after acquittal

Elaine To (L), 41, and Henry Tong, 39, celebrate outside the District Court in Hong Kong after the couple were found not guilty of rioting during the widespread pro-democracy protests in 2019.
Elaine To (L), 41, and Henry Tong, 39, celebrate outside the District Court in Hong Kong after the couple were found not guilty of rioting during the widespread pro-democracy protests in 2019. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP.

Henry Tong and Elaine To were preparing to spend their first wedding anniversary in separate prison cells — until their acquittal for rioting during Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests.

The pair walked free in a ruling that has potential consequences for hundreds of other protesters facing similar charges.

But they have a long journey ahead as they try to rebuild their lives and business.

Fighting the charges has exacted a heavy mental and financial toll on the pair, who were among the first protesters to be prosecuted for rioting, an offence that carries up to a decade in jail.

Concentration camps and forced labor: China’s repression of the Uighurs, explained

A Uighur man at a temperature checkpoint in Kuqa, China, on June 29, 2020. 
David Liu/Getty Images

It is the largest mass internment of an ethnic-religious minority group since World War II.

Yet the persecution of the Uighurs continues, and in full view of the world.

The concentration camps are the most extreme example of China’s inhumane policies against the Uighurs, but even those outside the camps are subject to repressive policies.

China has used mass surveillance to turn Xinjiang into a high-tech police state.

Security checkpoints where residents must scan identification cards were set up at train stations and on roads into and out of towns. Authorities have reportedly used facial recognition technology to track residents’ movements. Chinese officials also reportedly took blood and DNA samples, framed as mandatory check-ups.

Commentary/Opinion:

Historian: ‘Africans must be condemned for the slave trade’

Africans bathing in a pool in Benin. Photo: Muhammadtaha Ibrahim Ma'aji
Africans bathing in a pool in Benin. Photo: Muhammadtaha Ibrahim Ma’aji

This professor at the history and archeology department of the University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin) declared on July 25: “When we talk about the slave trade, people only accuse whites.

But they came (to Africa) as buyers and we [Africans] were sellers.”

“It is a question of co-responsibility.

It is not the buyer who must be condemned, the seller must also be condemned and moreover the seller because the seller has ties of affinity and kinship with the one who is sold.

Of those who were sold and had offspring there, many returned after the abolition.

Some returned home with Portuguese-sounding names, Da-Silva, D’Oliveira. Unfortunately, some of them who came in the 19th century became, in turn, slaveholders and bought slaves for their correspondents who remained in Brazil.

Africans resumed this trade after abolition.”

Goya, A&E, Fox And The Silent Majority’s Silent Revolution

For the Silent Majority, enough is more than enough. And so – quietly and in their own fashion – they make plain they have started their own Silent Rebellion. The Left targets Goya?

The Silent Majority buys Goya en masse, sending sales through the roof.

An A&E show is canceled to appease anti-police protestors? They stop watching A&E.

More liberals using yet another Hollywood awards show to flout their anti-American politics? They stop watching.

The NFL is going to put up with insults to the American flag and those who have died to keep it flying? Good-bye NFL TV ratings.

And when they realize that Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity are exactly addressing their concerns? They tune in.

The pattern is not hard to see.

And with 100 days or so to go until the 2020 election, Democrats and the liberal media and political elites are, as in 2016, utterly clueless about the Silent Majority’s Silent Revolution.

Of course they are.

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What happens when the mob gets its wish

Federal officers prepare to disperse the crowd of protesters outside the Multnomah County Justice Center on July 17 in Portland. The use of federal agents has only made a bad situation worse, state and local officials told NPR.

Commentary/Opinion:
We’re seeing exactly what happens when we give the mob its wish and order the police to stand down.

These protesters don’t say, “Well, that’s more like it” and go home; they ramp up the violence because now they figure they can get away with even more.

Law professor Glenn Reynolds of the Instapundit blog has written wisely that the inevitable result of this is not a utopian society with no evil gestapo cops, but vigilante justice.

The people will only put up with being terrorized for so long, particularly when the officials they foolishly elected abandon them to the mob and tell them, as the Seattle Police Chief just did, that “we can no longer enforce the law.

You are on your own.”

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