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Anti-Semitic incidents up 50 percent in five years, FBI says

A Poway, Calif., synagogue the day after a deadly shooting / Getty Images
A Poway, Calif., synagogue the day after a deadly shooting / Getty Images

The number of anti-Semitic hate-crime incidents rose 14 percent in 2019, data from the bureau’s annual hate-crime statistical report show, with police departments reporting 953 events and 1,032 victims.

That is 82 more incidents than in 2018, continuing a rising trend over the past half decade.Jews were in fact a leading target of hate crimes overall, regardless of motivation.

In absolute terms, only more black Americans were victimized; on a per capita basis, only gay men and trans people were more likely to be targeted, a Washington Free Beacon analysis found.

Man Who Allegedly Attacked Trump Supporters With a Firework Arrested and Charged

Dawson reportedly fled the scene before he was apprehended by officers, the Post reported. At least 21 others were arrested Saturday night.

Six people were reportedly charged with weapons-related offenses, including four individuals who carried a firearm without a license or permit, according to the Post. Two individuals were charged with assault on a police officer.

Multiple others were reportedly charged with theft, assault, or disorderly conduct, according to the Post.

Four shot in separate incidents across NYC, NYPD says

NYPD officers responding to the scene of a shooting at the Hutchinson River Parkway in the Bronx on Sunday.
NYPD officers responding to the scene of a shooting at the Hutchinson River Parkway in the Bronx on Sunday.G.N.Miller/NYPost

Four people were shot in separate incidents across the city on Sunday — including a man wounded during an attempted robbery as he directed a music video in Staten Island, according to cops and police sources.

Two people were shot earlier in the day — including a 20-year-old man shot three times in the chest on Hutchinson River Parkway, near the Einstein Shopping Center in the Bronx.

The victim, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, was taken to Jacobi Medical Center.

Charges: Former Hennepin County probation officer abused job to help suspect in New Year’s Eve murder

Monique Baugh
Monique Baugh 

Elsa Segura, 28, used her job to look up people — including a suspect charged in Baugh’s murder — for Lyndon A. Wiggins, authorities allege. Segura and Wiggins were romantically involved for “years” before Baugh’s kidnapping and murder, which shocked the community because of its brutality.

“Minneapolis police were aware from unrelated investigations that [Segura] would use her position as a Hennepin County probation officer to do research on certain individuals for Wiggins,” said the criminal complaint filed against Segura.

Segura worked for the county from June 2014 to Dec. 18, 2019. She is also a suvivor of the 2007 Interstate 35W bridge collapse.

Suspects in drive-by killing of 18-year-old left evidence in getaway car, prosecutor says

Bryant Coon, 20, Trenton.(Police photo)
Bryant Coon, 20, Trenton.(Police photo)

Bryant Coon, 20, and an 18-year-old male are each charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy and related firearm possession charges in the May 2019 shooting of Taquan Ellerbe on Bellevue Avenue.

The 18-year-old was a minor at the time of the crime and is charged as a juvenile, but Prosecutor Angelo Onofri’s office will seek to try him as an adult.

Inside the car, detectives found paperwork belonging to the 18-year-old and two phones. One had numerous photographs of Coon and the 18-year-old posing with firearms, authorities said. The other phone’s number was a registered contact number for Coon with the court system.

Woman kept husband’s body in freezer, loses suit to have it returned to her

Barbara WattersJoplin Police Department via AP, File
Barbara Watters Joplin Police Department via AP, File

“I’m not done,” Watters said of her legal battle. “They think they got away with something. But I’m not done.”

Watters has claimed that she kept 71-year-old Barton’s body in a freezer in her bedroom after he died of Lou Gehrig’s disease because she feared that a doctor would cut up the remains for medical study, the outlet reported.

“He told me to buy a freezer and to put him in it, so he could not be dug up,” Watters said.

24-hour heroin ‘hotline’ — staffed by drug dealers — busted on Chicago’s West Side, feds say

Investigators learned about the alleged hotline this summer and allegedly made two dozen undercover purchases of fentanyl-laced heroin and crack cocaine, a federal complaint states.
Investigators learned about the alleged hotline this summer and allegedly made two dozen undercover purchases of fentanyl-laced heroin and crack cocaine, a federal complaint states. Sun-Times file photo.

A member of the Gangster Disciples ran a 24-hour hotline to sell heroin and cocaine this summer — scheduling shifts and pressuring his staff like a sales manager, a federal criminal complaint says.

Dexstin Bryant allegedly oversaw the West Side operation and the hotline cellphone as it was passed between a dozen drug dealers, the complaint charges.

Investigators learned about the hotline this summer and allegedly made two dozen undercover purchases of fentanyl-laced heroin and crack cocaine, the complaint states.

Good Samaritan thwarts NYC attempted baby snatching with jiu-jitsu

The 33-year-old Kemsley said it all started when he heard a woman screaming as he was sitting on a bench in the park.

When he looked up he saw a man trying to take a baby in a stroller from the baby’s mother, who was holding onto the stroller with a 4-year-old child in her arms. There were a couple of people trying to stop the person but he was refusing to let go of the stroller.

Cellphone video captured what happened next, showing Kemsley grabbing the man from behind, wrestling him to the ground and then pinning him there.

Oregon Gov. warns of $1250 fines, 1 month in jail for violating new COVID mandates

Gov. Kate Brown (Oregon Department of Transportation/WikiCommons)
Gov. Kate Brown (Oregon Department of Transportation/WikiCommons)

On Friday, Gov. Brown released the order requiring bars and restaurants to return to takeout only and indoor facilities like gyms, museums, and skating rinks to completely close until the order will supposedly be lifted after December 2, The Oregonian reported.

The new orders are some of the most stringent in the state since a stay-at-home order in March.

Included in the “freeze” is a rule that indoor and outdoor gatherings must be limited to six people from two separate households. Grocery stores and pharmacies are also required to limit capacities.

Houses of worship are allowed indoor crowds of no more than 25 people. Those traveling are required to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival in the state.

Trump-hating motorist spits on MAGA guy’s banner, appears to curse him out as he speeds off — and then pays for it, bigly

Image source: Twitter video screenshot, composite via @JFNYC1
Image source: Twitter video screenshot, composite via @JFNYC1

“That’s what you get! All that hate!” someone yells at the driver, soon adding, “Look what it did to you, man!”

Another Trump supporter tells the driver his accident is “unfortunate” as the motorist unsuccessfully tries gunning the car’s engine to move it away from the pole — and the damaged vehicle just won’t cooperate.

Seconds later the same Trump supporter notices flashing lights and announces, “Oh, and now you’ve got the cops here!”

California School District Bans ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ ‘Huckleberry Finn,’ Other Classic Novels

florian.b/flickr
florian.b/flickr

The decision was motivated, in part, by an alleged incident in which a student used a racial slur he learned in the book Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. “My family used to own your family and now I want a dollar from each of you for the week,” one student reportedly said to a black classmate.

PEN America, a non-profit organization dedicated to literature, argued in a petition that it was inappropriate to ban the books.

“Each of the books in question deal with difficult subject matter from our country’s complicated and painful history, including systemic racism,” the petition reads. “Blocking engagement with these important books is also avoiding the important role that schools can and should play in providing context for why these books inspire and challenge us still today.”

Police Ignore BLM Attacks on Restaurant Patron, Staff in San Francisco Suburb

Twitter Video Screenshot
Twitter Video Screenshot

After multiple assaults outside the restaurant, the small group of protesters continued marching down the street with no police in sight.

A statement from the Walnut Creek Police Department says they observed the group from “East Bay Resistance” marching in the streets “with sticks and signs, and wearing helmets, dark clothing, and masks.”

The statement says police made no arrests despite witnessing acts of vandalism and violence — including the assaults shown in multiple videos. Officials request the public come forward to identify those involved in criminal behavior.

Undeterred by law enforcement, the group proceeds to vandalize the Walnut Creek City Hall sign, according to a tweet by KRON4 journalist Dan Thorn.

Over 20 Shot, One Fatally, Across Violent Weekend in Lightfoot’s Chicago

Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP File
Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP File

CBS 2 reports “at least 20 people had been shot” by 10:14 p.m. Sunday night. By Monday morning ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times reported the number of shooting victims had risen to 22.

NBC 5 reports that a 14-year-old girl was among the weekend’s wounded. She was one of three individuals shot Sunday night around 9 p.m. at the Astronaut Flee dance studio.

Police are not sure if there was a single shooter or multiple gunmen, but shots were fired into the studio from outside and the 14-year-old and two adults were wounded.

Journalist Tests Nevada Voter Signature Verification, Discovers Whopping 89% Failure Rate

I wanted to test that claim by simulating what might happen if someone returned ballots that didn’t belong to him or her,” he wrote.

Joecks had nine co-conspirators. He wrote their names for them to then copy, trying to imitate his handwriting. The citizens had to sign the ballots to ensure there was no fraud perpetrated while conducting the test.

The journalist said the result was not surprising, given the stories that have emerged of a woman voting this year three years after she died and another being told her signature was valid on a ballot she said she never received.

One whistleblower, in fact, has come forward to say he was ordered by elections officials to process ballots without checking the signatures.

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Judge rules California Gov. Newsom violated Constitution with election order

“Executive Order N-67-20 issued by the Governor on June 3, 2020 is void as an unconstitutional exercise of legislative power and shall be of no further force or effect,” the ruling states. 

The executive order from Newsom included a section calling for registered California voters to receive vote-by-mail ballots. Newsom reportedly issued the order prior to the state legislature approving a similar law.

The recent ruling also said that the court issued a permanent injunction blocking the governor from using power under the California Emergency Services Act that alters statutory law or creates statutory law or legislative policy.

Politics:

2020 Election: Dead Voters and Statistical Anomalies | Larry Elder

How come dead people never vote Republican?

The statistical anomalies and irregularities in the 2020 election continue to pile up.

It’s incredible how Trump haters can’t seem to understand why his supporters are distrustful of the 2020 election results.

After all, they spent four years insulting President Trump’s character, appearance and family.

The mainstream media and democrats embrace these absurd caricatures and narratives of President Trump and then expect his supporters to not look into the election irregularities. Unfortunately, there is still no vaccine for Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Violence breaks out at Million MAGA March | Reaction

Congressman Jody Hice of Georgia joins Newsmax TV’s John Bachman to discuss the tense protests and counter-protests that occurred at several pro-Trump rallies in Washington DC over the weekend as the president continues to legally contest the election results.

Michigan House Republicans Plan Gretchen Whitmer Impeachment

Michigan Executive Office of the Governor via AP
(Michigan Executive Office of the Governor via AP)

State Rep. Matt Maddock (R) announced via Parler that he is joining with Reps. Daire Rendon (R), Beau LaFave (R), Ryan Berman (R), and Shane Hernandez (R) on the effort. He said incoming legislators Ken Borton (R) and Steve Carra (R) are supportive, as well.

State Sens. Dan Lauwers (R) and Lana Theis (R) are also backing impeachment, Maddock said.

Maddock posted a list of reasons for why he believed Whitmer should be impeached:

Take your pill, and shut up | Benny Johnson on the MSM

Commentary/Opinion:
The mainstream media should stop ‘coddling,’ and start respecting you, says Benny Johnson. – via The Benny Report,

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‘Glitches’ found in key swing states flipping votes; More voters than eligible in Michigan | NTD

‘Glitches’ Discovered in Several Key Swing States
Among several key swing states, evidence of supposed “glitches” in vote counting software have emerged following the election and in recent days.

The Trump Campaign and other right-wing groups speculate these “glitches” transferred votes meant for President Trump over to Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Major media outlets reported that these allegations are false.

Michigan: More Voters Than Are Eligible
The state of Michigan may have more registered voters in the 2020 election than its voting-age population.

That’s as analysis shows more than 10,000 deceased people have cast ballots in the state.

MUST-WATCH: New GOP Congresswoman-Elect Who Grew Up In Ukraine Blisters Socialism

Courtesy of Fox News
Courtesy of Fox News

She concluded, “You know, we’re not going to change. There are only two systems. 

You have freedom and free enterprise and you have a system where the government decides and political elites on top how we’re going to lead, and what we’re going to do. If you think about it, we’re not equal. 

We all want different things. We want to have equal rights to pursue happiness, but we want all different things. We don’t even want to go to travel to the same countries. 

If the government forces us to be equal, you have to suppress. So every socialistic system, it’s about suppression and we have to value our freedoms because we’re the greatest republic that ever existed.”

Republicans, Democrats at odds over legitimacy of 2020 election

Commentary/Opinion:
Host of ‘The Next Revolution’ Steve Hilton says Americans need an election that everyone can trust.

Cyber Analyst on Dominion Voting: Shocking Vulnerabilities

A cyber analyst shares alarming insights into the scandal ridden voting software Dominion. One America’s Chanel Rion has more.

World News:

Video shows Maduro’s men kidnapping a Venezuelan businessman in Brazil

Nicolas Maduro. (Pedro Rances Mattey/DPA/Abaca Press/TNS)
Nicolas Maduro. (Pedro Rances Mattey/DPA/Abaca Press/TNS)

Undercover agents of the Nicolás Maduro regime kidnapped on Saturday an exiled Venezuelan businessman in the Brazilian border town of Pacaraima, shooting him in a leg and then forcing him into an SUV to cross clandestinely into Venezuelan territory, in an operation that failed in the end when the truck got stuck in the mud, area residents and the local press reported.

People close to businessman Andrés Antonio Fernández, owner of a Brazilian radio station that is critical of Maduro, said they fear that the frustrated attempt is only the first in a series of similar actions to be perpetrated against people perceived as enemies of the regime on the other side of the border.

“They have orders to take dead or alive people that have been taking actions against that government,” a person close to Fernández told el Nuevo Herald on condition of anonymity. 

AP: 65 WHO Staff Have Virus

The logo of the World Health Organization is seen at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. (Anja Niedringhaus/AP Photo)
FILE – In this Thursday, June 11, 2009 file photo, the logo of the World Health Organization is seen at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, file)

The revelation comes amid a surge of cases in Europe, host country Switzerland, and the city of Geneva, in particular, and the email said about half of the infections were in people who had been working from home.

But 32 were in staff who had been working on premises at the headquarters building, indicating that the health agency’s strict hygiene, screening and other prevention measures were not sufficient to spare it from the pandemic.

According to the email, 49 of the overall cases had occurred in the last eight weeks, “thus very much in line with the situation being reported in Geneva and the surrounding areas.”

He added that “a higher number of cases among those who telework might have gone unreported.”

More Than 1,200 Detained In Belarus As Protesters Face Tear Gas, Stun Grenades

The Vyasna human rights group said most detentions were made in Minsk, where black-clad security forces used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse thousands of demonstrators. Two people were beaten by masked security officers inside a grocery store. Videos showed police detaining people and taking them away in police vehicles.

It was the largest number of detentions reported in a single day since the protests began. The total number of people detained since August is believed to be over 25,000, according to Vyasna.

At least 23 journalists were among those detained in Minsk and other cities, according to the Belarusian Association of Journalists.

COVID-19 Doctor Gets Burned Trying to Save Patients From Hospital Fire

Beds that were in the Romanian hospital blazeThe Doctor Saab/Twitter
Beds that were in the Romanian hospital blazeThe Doctor Saab/Twitter

The ten patients included seven men and three women, aged between 67 and 86, explained the Guardian‘s report. Six other COVID-19 patients were seriously injured and brought to a nearby hospital.

Dr. Denciu tried to save patients, leading to 40% of his body suffering second to third-degree burns. He was transported to Belgium’s Queen Astrid military hospital after having been looked after in Romania’s capital, Bucharest. 

“I express my respect for the heroic doctor who showed particular courage and spirit of sacrifice in trying to save the patients,” said PM Orban in local news reports, perthe Guardian.

Islamists fire rockets toward Israel; Turkey to persist EastMed activities- TV7 Israel News 16.11.20

1) Palestinian Islamists launched two rockets from the Gaza Strip toward Israel’s civilian communities – drawing retaliatory bombardments against Hamas installations.

2) United Nations-mediated talks for Libya secured a preliminary agreement on a roadmap for ending the transitional period and organizing parliamentary and presidential elections.

3) Turkey vows to continue its activities in the Eastern Mediterranean – despite Western and regional opposition.

China rescue: British diplomat Stephen Ellison saves drowning woman

Just one month into his new role as consul general, Stephen Ellison saves a university student from drowning.
Just one month into his new role as consul general, Stephen Ellison saves a university student from drowning.

The consul general, who takes part in triathlons, turned the student over, lifted her face clear of the water and swam backwards to the steep sided riverbank.

“She was unconscious, she was not breathing and for a short time we feared the worst. But as we got back to the side, she started breathing again,” he told the BBC of the rescue, which took place on Saturday morning.

The diplomat held onto a lifebuoy attached to a rope that had been thrown towards him by passers-by, who then pulled the woman to safety. Mr Ellison swam round to shallower rocks and climbed out. He was given dry clothes and warm drinks by grateful villagers.

Commentary/Opinion:

The End of Women’s Sports

Selina Soule was one of the top five female high school sprinters in Connecticut… until competing against biological boys changed the game.

Now, women aren’t just losing their races — they’re losing their chances to compete at all.

Why is this happening? And what should we do about it?

Does This Change the Narrative About the Atomic Bomb? (Pt. 2) | Glenn Beck | POLITICS | Rubin Report

Glenn also sheds light on the complexities of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with an artifact of a warning that was sent to Japanese civilians from the United States.

Glenn also tells the little known story of Charles Pomeroy Stone and how this former secret service agent of Abraham Lincoln was responsible for the assembling of the Statue of Liberty.

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