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Homicides Have Skyrocketed in These Six Democratic Cities. Black People Are Disproportionately the Victims, Data Shows

The number of homicides in six major cities across the country has increased compared to last year, disproportionately affecting black people, according to crime data.

Black people have represented a massive share of murder victims in six major cities through the first six months of 2021 compared to last year, which itself saw a large crime surge, according to data analyzed by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

The DCNF analyzed both police department data and homicide reports compiled by local news outlets to determine how black people have been victimized in the wake of the 2020 crime spike.

The DCNF collected homicide data from Chicago, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, and Indianapolis, some of the only cities in which such data is readily available. Most major cities have limited statistics tracking 2021 murders and homicide victims.

Manhunt underway for ‘coward’ who shot Florida cop in the head, chief says

Othal Wallace is suspected of shooting a Florida cop who was on “proactive patrol.”
Daytona Beach Police
Othal Wallace is suspected of shooting a Florida cop who was on “proactive patrol.”
Daytona Beach Police

A 29-second clip from the officer’s bodycam shows him approaching Wallace while the suspect is sitting in a gray Honda sedan in a parking lot.

“How’s it going?” the officer asks. “Do you live here?”

Wallace stands up, but the cop tells him to sit down, which he refuses, the clip shows.A struggle ensues, a gunshot can be heard and the wounded officer falls to the ground. 

Some 500 police officers responded to the area following the shooting to track down Wallace, who remained on the run Thursday.


Man kills California cop responding to domestic disturbance

A suspect in a domestic violence disturbance fatally shot a California cop while saying “hey police” as he opened his front door, graphic video shows.
“Hey police,” Lowe says while opening the door, just before firing at Inn. Stockton Police Department

The footage, released Tuesday by the Stockton Police Department, shows the instant Lance Lowe, 30, shot Officer Jimmy Inn as the cop responded to a residence on May 11 for a report of a domestic disturbance.

A caller told police a woman was bleeding and appeared to have been assaulted, Chief Eric Jones said.

Seconds later, as screaming can be heard in the background, Lowe emerges from the doorway and opens fire on Inn, striking the officer multiple times, Jones said.

Inn immediately falls to the ground and wails in pain, the shocking footage shows. A second officer, Pancho Freer, later arrives on the scene, where he saw Lowe standing over Inn, and then opening fire in his direction.

Gang boss ‘executed rival, went on run, returned to kill again’

John Pena, who also goes by the names Tragedy and Donn Tragg, appeared in Brooklyn federal court Wednesday where he was tied to two recent Staten Island murders. 

Pena, 29, is accused of gunning down Mark Bajandas, 26, in the North Shore neighborhood during a memorial for another dead gangbanger on March 10 – shooting him more than 10 times at close range.

The suspect then allegedly went into hiding for three months before popping up again Tuesday where he is believed to have killed again. 

Francesco ‘Franky’ Gonzalez, 23, was shot in the face while he slept next to his girlfriend in his apartment.

According to the court documents, police were alerted to the shooting just after 2am and arrived on the scene to find a 26-year-old man unconscious with multiple gunshot wounds. 

New Mexico mother begs court to keep her serial-offender son, 23, behind bars after he beat her 13-year-old and threatened to cut other children’s heads off

Jade Gordon, from Albuquerque, told the station KRQE that her 23-year-old son, Shane Gordon, has been troubled from a young age and has long been ‘on a path of destruction.’

Over the past three years, Shane has been in and out of jail on charges including harassment, intimidation, and multiple counts of battery, assault and property damage, but each time he was released after getting a slap on the wrist, only to reoffend again.

Court records indicate that in recent years, Ward has been charged with using a phone to intimidate his ex-boyfriends’ relatives by texting them messages like ‘your family will be massacred’ and ‘[I will] chop [your] children’s heads off.’

‘I honestly believe the system failed my son,’ Gordon said. ‘The judge keeps releasing him and letting him out.’

Illinois trio charged with beating, strangling police officer over traffic stop

From left to right, Jennifer Taylor, Sheba Taylor and Paul Sherrod.
From left to right, Jennifer Taylor, Sheba Taylor and Paul Sherrod.

The Aurora Police Department announced Tuesday that 28-year-old Paul Sherrod, 24-year-old Jennifer Taylor and 26-year-old Sheba Taylor have each been charged with aggravated battery, resisting or obstructing a police officer causing injury and aggravated assault of a peace officer.

The vehicle, with two passengers inside later identified as Jennifer and Sheba Taylor, pulled into a driveway in the 600 block of North Elmwood Drive, and “the driver began yelling obscenities out the window,” according to a press release from the police department.

A woman in the back seat then got out of the vehicle, and the officer “ordered her back into the car several times before informing her that she was under arrest for obstructing,” police said.

Before she was taken into custody, Sherrod, continuing to yell obscenities, exited the vehicle, approached the officer and told the officer he would fight him if he touched the female passenger.

Man suspected of murdering mom, kids in Herndon was convicted MS-13 gang member

Jose Angel Iraheta Palacios was arrested in 2015 over MS-13 gang initiation.
Jose Angel Iraheta Palacios was arrested in 2015 over MS-13 gang initiation. (Manassas City Police Department)

MS-13 gang member who would still be locked up if his sentence had not been suspended, according to case information obtained by FOX 5.

FOX 5’s Lindsay Watts uncovered that in addition to his connection to the notorious gang, Jose Iraheta Palacios, 37, was in the U.S. illegally, according multiple sources.

Police encountered Iraheta Palacios Saturday morning, sitting on top of a Reston Town Center parking garage and threatening to jump. He told police he had killed his girlfriend, Claudia Menjivar, and her two children after an argument over infidelity, according to an affidavit filed by Herndon Police. 

Iraheta Palacios jumped to his death and police rushed to Menjivar’s apartment on Florida Ave. in Herndon to find her and the children had been murdered. Police have not released any cause of death, but say they got no reports of gunshots. 

Protests sparked after brothers arrested during struggle with police at local gas station

Officers found a 9 mm pistol and two bags of pot in the Mustang. Police later found a Crown Royal bag containing crack cocaine where he sat, police said.

Officers started to search Ricky Price when his brother, Travis Price, got there and walked up to the scene, police said.Travis Price bumped officers back with his body to get closer to his brother while yelling at them, police said.

Officers and Travis Price started to struggle when he was taken to the ground.

At that time, the other officers collected jewelry from Ricky Price since he asked that his things be passed along to someone else on the scene.

Officers agreed, but when they took off Ricky Price’s cuffs, he tried to run and threw a few punches, police said. One struck an officer in the face, the news release stated.

Tucker: People continue to ignore the science

 ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ host discusses new data showing potential vaccine risks.

mRNA vaccine inventor speaks out on ‘Tucker’ after YouTube deletes video of him discussing risks

The inventor of the mRNA technology that went into some of the vaccines told Fox News on Wednesday that Google-owned YouTube deleted a posting of a podcast during which he discussed his concerns and findings.

As “Tucker Carlson Tonight” host Tucker Carlson noted, Dr. Robert Malone is “the single most qualified” expert on mRNA vaccines, but that the Big Tech companies are asserting themselves as more informed than him on the topic.

“A Norwegian study conducted of 100 nursing home residents who died after receiving Pfizer’s Corona shots. They found that at least ten of those deaths were likely caused by the vaccine. 10%,” said Carlson.

Malone said that in the case of younger Americans, he “has a bias that the benefits probably don’t outweigh the risks in that cohort.”

CDC Finds More Cases of Heart Inflammation Than Expected in Vaccinated Young Males

A physician assistant prepares a syringe with a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in a file photo,
(Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images)

The bulk of the reports submitted to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, a passive reporting system run by two top health agencies, dealt with myocarditis or pericarditis experienced after a second dose of a messenger RNA-based COVID-19 vaccine.

Of the 1,226 reports of post-vaccination heart inflammation—a jump from under 800—827 were for myocarditis or pericarditis after dose two. Another 267 were after a first dose. The rest were reports after an unspecified dose.

Most of the cases were seen after the Pfizer-BioNTech shot. The others were seen after a Moderna jab.

Continuing a trend first seen earlier this year, the majority of the patients were male. About 40 percent were seen in persons 29 years old or younger.

23 States Tell Supreme Court to Support Kentucky Law Banning Dismemberment Abortions

Cameron is dedicated to defending unborn babies from abortion. He said the 2018 law bans a “gruesome live dismemberment abortion procedure” that involves tearing second-trimester unborn babies limb from limb while their hearts are still beating.

He has the support of nearly half of all American states in the new amicus brief. Their attorneys general said the case is important for all states, not just Kentucky.

“States have a compelling and indisputable sovereign interest in defending the constitutionality of their laws when challenged in federal court,” they told the Supreme Court.

“I am proud to lead this coalition of 23 attorneys general who will uphold the rule of law regardless of political pressure,” Brnovich told Fox News.

Parent arrested during school board meeting ‘chaos’ speaks out on ‘Tucker’

Loudoun County, VA parent Jon Tigges says his First Amendment rights were trampled on by board members on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’

Why won’t the national media cover the story Americans care about most?

It’s a very basic concept of journalism: Cover the stories that impact your viewers and readers most, the stories they most care about. 

But for one very big story, there’s been relative silence from our national media, just passing mentions.

It is the skyrocketing violent crime that is paralyzing many major American cities while prompting record numbers of police officers either resigning or retiring. 

The Mass Exodus Facing Cities Across the U.S

Here’s a look around the country at what many cities are dealing with:

We need to face the TRUE STORY that our American cities are being ruined.

Buffalo’s Mayor is a socialist, NYC cuts the police budget, more than 60 people shot in Chicago recently, riots all over Portland, California’s population lessening and Governor Newsome doing nothing about it.

Mike Slater connects the dots on the Curley effect, and why the Democrats willingness to do anything to stay in power.

Politics:

Trump Jr: Americans are feeling ‘BUYER’S REMORSE’ over Biden — DESPITE MSM’s lies

Massive inflation, crime spikes, radical ideologies … Donald Trump Jr. joins Glenn to argue just how much the policies of this current administration are hurting American citizens — and despite propaganda from the media, Americans are noticing.

Trump Jr. further lays out the radical differences between the Trump and Biden administrations, as well as the outright hypocrisy in the media coverage of him, COVID-19, and the Capitol riot.

Gaetz: CRT already deep into military and the Pentagon | Newsmax’s John Bachman Now

Representative Matt Gaetz of Florida joins Newsmax’s John Bachman to retaliate against the permeation of Critical Race Theory in the Pentagon and in the armed forces, and the dangers that it presents as this process already started.

Joe Biden’s Speech Was Embarrassing! (You Gotta See This!)

Commentary/Opinion:
Joe Biden’s speech yesterday on gun policy proposals was doozy!

Here’s The Simple Truth.

Biden announces bipartisan infrastructure deal

‘We had a really good meeting and to answer your direct question, we have a deal,’ the president told reporters. ‘I think it’s really important, we’ve all agreed that, none of us got all what we wanted, I clearly didn’t get all I wanted, they gave more than I think maybe they were inclined to give in the first place.’  

The White House said the deal will include $1.2 trillion in infrastructure spending over an eight year period. 

Over a five-year period there will be $973 billion in infrastructure spending. Biden was surrounded by a bipartisan group of senators led by Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Sen. Rob Portman.

The senators vowed to give more details on the plan later this afternoon as they left the microphones. 

Giuliani suspended from practicing law in New York after statements challenging 2020 election results

FILE - In this June 21, 2021, file photo former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during a campaign event for Republican mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
FILE – In this June 21, 2021, file photo former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during a campaign event for Republican mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

The disciplinary proceedings were the result of multiple complaints filed against Giuliani, and are based on allegations of false statements made in court, in the media, and elsewhere about the 2020 election.

Those statements, the court said, “were made to improperly bolster respondent’s narrative that due to widespread voter fraud, victory in the 2020 United States presidential election was stolen from his client.”

Giuliani has claimed that any false statements he made were not made with the knowledge that they were false at the time.

The suspension is an “interim” one, and will be in effect as full disciplinary proceedings against him play out.

The court recognized that this is a severe measure that they believe is appropriate given “an immediate threat to the public interest.

DON’T BE FOOLED: H.R.4 is not a compromise on H.R.1

We must secure our elections, but H.R.1 and H.R.4 are not the way.

New York’s scandal-plagued Democratic mayor of Rochester loses primary

(Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)
(Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images) 

Mayor Lovely Warren failed to fend off a primary challenge from Rochester Councilman and school board member Malik Evans, who is now the frontrunner in the city’s upcoming general election in the heavily Democratic city.

The outgoing mayor has also been indicted on campaign finance fraud charges, of which she has denied wrongdoing, and was heavily criticized over her handling of the police-involved death of Daniel Prude.

Warren’s estranged husband, Timothy Granison, was arrested on drug charges in May after state troopers executed a search warrant at their home in connection with an alleged cocaine-trafficking ring. He pleaded not guilty.

Ingraham: The crime wave is coming

Commentary/Opinion:
The Ingraham Angle’ host warns that Biden’s policies on crime will harm Americans.

World News:

Israel to thwart Iran’s bolstering in Lebanon;Tehran says US to lift sanctions TV7 Israel News 24.06

1) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin asserts that “The State of Israel will not enable Iran’s continued empowerment in Lebanon.”

2) A senior staff member to Iran’s outgoing-President Hassan Rouhani claimed that the United States has acquiesced to lift all sanctions that were imposed under the Trump Administration, including those targeting the Islamic Republic’s oil and shipping industries,

3) U.S. State Department says that the Nuclear Agreement with Iran is not enough in light of ‘other areas of concern.’

Indestructible super bugs taking over our hospitals | 60 Minutes Australia

(Exclusive)Source: Defector Said Virus Was Part of BioWeapon Prog.|Why Biden Search for Virus Origin

According to a source, the Defense Intelligence Agency has kept the CCP #defector #DongJingwei for four months under protective custody.

ZoomingIn with SimoneGao ’s Simone Gao conducted an interview with Republican National Committeeman Solomon Yue who has information about DongJingwei.

The State Department, White House, and other intelligence agencies just got to know about this in the recent weeks.

The source confirmed Dong’s Identity as Deputy Minister of Public Security;

Dong revealed U.S. companies and officials help hide the virus origin; DongJingwei also revealed the Chinese government has sensitive information and photos of Hunter Biden.

Commentary/Opinion:

The Great SCOTUS Divide | Ep. 15

The battle over whether or not it’s okay to corrupt young minds with transgender ideology and Critical Race Theory in schools is raging, and the recent events in Loudoun County are proof.

Also, the Supreme Court handed down narrow decisions on two critical cases, and Liz Wheeler breaks down why these weren’t actually a win and what this new divide on the Court means for the next term.

Plus, from Sheldon Whitehouse belonging to an all-white club and Governor Ron DeSantis requiring high school students to learn about the evils of communism, here’s what the mainstream media refused to report this week.

WHY SOCIALISM IS THE FAILED IDEA THAT NEVER DIES

Yet this is exactly what socialists have done:

Over the past hundred years, there have been more than two dozen attempts to build a socialist society. It has been tried in the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Albania, Poland, Vietnam, Bulgaria, Romania, Czechoslovakia, North Korea, Hungary, China, East Germany, Cuba, Tanzania, Benin, Laos, Algeria, South Yemen, Somalia, the Congo, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Mozambique, Angola, Nicaragua and Venezuela, among others. All of these attempts have ended in varying degrees of failure. How can an idea, which has failed so many times, in so many different variants and so many radically different settings, still be so popular? (p. 21)

This is the central question asked by this extremely important book from economist Kristian Niemietz, who works at the London Institute for Economic Affairs. He manages to provide the answer to his question in one sentence:

It is because socialists have successfully managed to distance themselves from those examples. (p. 55)

As soon as you confront socialists with examples of failed experiments, they always offer the following response:

“These examples don’t prove anything at all! In fact, none of these are true socialist models.” During the “heyday” of most of these socialist experiments, however, intellectuals held quite a different view, as Niemietz illustrates with many examples.

Hunter Biden allegedly spent $25K for prostitutes on father’s card

Fox News contributor Lara Trump calls the first son’s alleged actions ‘outrageous’ on ‘Gutfeld!’