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News and Headlines.6/28/2021

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Swastika-drawing ‘white supremacist,’ 28, who went on rampage killing two black bystanders before being shot dead by police

The gunman, identified as 28-year-old Nathan Allen, was shot and killed by a Winthrop police sergeant on Saturday, after officials say Allen crashed a stolen truck into a building and then gunned down David Green, a 68-year-old retired Massachusetts State Police trooper, and Romana Cooper, a 60-year-old Air Force veteran, both black.  

Early in the investigation, police found ‘troubling’ racist and anti-Semitic statements written in Allen’s hand, which exalted the superiority of the white race and described whites as ‘apex predators. Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins also said that detectives found drawings of swastikas among the suspect’s possessions. 

Rollins added that Allen walked by several other people who were not black and didn’t harm them.  

The incident unfolded around 2:45pm Saturday in the city of Winthrop, about six miles outside of Boston, when Allen crashed the stolen box truck into the building. 

He walked away from the crash and shot Cooper in the back multiple times and Green in the head, neck and torso, DA Rollins said.  

Rescuers: Survivors Could Still Be Inside Collapsed Building

Members of the South Florida Urban Search and Rescue team look for possible survivors in the partially collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers,
(Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Rescue workers digging for a fifth day into the remnants of a collapsed Florida condo building stressed Monday that they could still find survivors in the rubble, a hope family members clung to even though no one has been pulled out alive since the first hours after the structure fell.

Another body was recovered overnight, bringing the confirmed death toll to 10. But more than 150 people are still missing in Surfside.

Their families rode buses Sunday to a nearby site to watch the intense rescue effort, which included firefighters, sniffer dogs and search experts using radar and sonar devices.


NYPD hunting for Times Square shooter as officials announce new plan to flood area with more cops

The New York Police Department released this security camera still of the man suspected of shooting of Samuel Poulin, a 2021 graduate of The Citadel,
NYPD/Provided

The New York Police Department (NYPD) released new video of the gunman believed suspected of shooting the recent military college graduate and second lieutenant in the back as he was walking through bustling Times Square on Sunday evening.

A family member plucked the bullet out of the victim’s back and gave it to an officer, police said.

He was the second bystander to be shot in only weeks, according to the NYPD.

NYPD officials have said the gunfire was preceded by a dispute between the shooter and several other people. Authorities believe the man was struck by a ricocheting bullet.


Philadelphia police officers come under gunfire while rendering aid to shooting victim: report

It happened as hundreds of people were walking through the area after 22nd district officers broke up a nearby party, WPVI-TV reported. Dozens of officers had been called in from neighboring districts to help with crowd control before the shooting broke out.

Philadelphia, like many U.S. cities in wake of the tumultuous year of anti-police protests following George Floyd’s death, is plagued by rising gun violence entering the summer.

It’s one of 15 cities taking part of the community violence intervention collaborative announced by President Biden last week.

Monday alone saw a man shot and killed around 12:30 a.m. in Kensington under the El train.

And another victim, a 15-year-old, was rushed to Einstein Medical Center in serious condition after being shot around 3 a.m. in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood.

Report: Nearly 70 Shot During Weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago

Scott Olson/Getty
Scott Olson/Getty

Breitbart News noted 27 were shot Friday into Saturday night alone and by Monday morning at 5:15 a.m. ABC 7 reported the number of shooting victims had risen to “at least 67.”

Seventeen people were shot, two killed, in two attacks on Sunday alone.

One of the shootings was a drive-by, which injured five and killed one. The other was an attack by at least three armed men, resulting in ten wounded and one dead.

The Chicago Tribune reported 316 homicides in the Windy City during the time frame of January 1, 2021, through June 23, 2021.

NYC’s Washington Square Park Pride chaos: Police arrest 8, vendor attacked

Rowdy revelers were caught on video beating up a hot dog vendor late Sunday night — as all hell broke loose at Washington Square Park, police said.

The chaos at the Greenwich Village greenspace resulted in the arrests of eight people, including a woman charged with biting an NYPD lieutenant, cops said Monday morning.

But no busts were made in the alleged beatdown of the 65-year-old vendor, who was attacked at Fifth Avenue and Washington Square North just before 11 p.m., according to police.

FDA added heart inflammation warning to Pfizer and Moderna vaccines

The patient and provider fact sheets were revised Friday to include an increased risk of myocarditis, inflammation of the heart muscle, and pericarditis, inflammation of the tissue surrounding the heart.

The update followed a meeting Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

The discussions concluded the heart warnings were necessary to add because data shows an increased risk of heart problems, particularly after the second dose.

Over 1,400 cases of myocarditis or pericarditis have been reported according to the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) and over eight thousand cases of irregular or increased heart rates have been reported, something not directly related to the FDA’s heart warning. 

Transgender student wins as Supreme Court rebuffs bathroom appeal

The Supreme Court’s decision to reject the appeal represents a victory for Grimm, who sued the school board in 2015 after officials at a local public high school refused to allow him to use the boys’ restrooms.

The Supreme Court previously took up the case in 2016 but did not issue a ruling and sent it back to lower courts.

The brief court order noted that conservative Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito would have taken up the case.

President Joe Biden’s administration, reversing the position taken by the government under his predecessor Donald Trump, said on June 16 that Title IX protects both gender identity and sexual orientation.

SCOTUS vacates ruling that said officers used reasonable force in pinning prisoner before he died

The Supreme Court said that the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals failed to fully examine the situation.

The court’s ruling said that the court of appeals cited a case that said use of a “prone restraint” was “not objectively unreasonable” if the detainee was actively resisting.

In this case, Gilbert struggled throughout an encounter with several officers that began after one believed Gilbert was trying to hang himself.

According to the court, three officers tried to subdue and handcuff Gilbert, who was 5’3″ and 160 pounds. Gilbert resisted and tried to get away, and the officers forced him to kneel.

Trump joins YouTube alternative Rumble to post his future videos

While not having anywhere near the user base of YouTube at the moment — 2.1 billion for YouTube vs. 31.9 million for Rumble — the video sharing platform has seen what Pavlovski termed “tremendous growth,” according to Fox Business.

“My goal is to keep it as fair as possible. We’re not interested in taking any position on any type of content, we just want to be a platform, and I believe that’s why we’ve seen so much growth,” Pavlovski said in an April interview.

He said Rumble “hasn’t moved the goal posts on our [content moderation] policies — we’ve stuck to our core policies we started with in 2013.”

Full Measure: June 27, 2021

A chaotic election season has come to an end. Now many Americans are demanding changes in our elections process. How likely are changes, and who will make them?

Beyond vaccines— we hear from a top government virologist about fascinating new treatments and therapies that appear to be working against coronavirus.

And we’re off to Montana to the sacred ground where Custer faced a force of Plains Indians in the Battle of Little Bighorn almost 150 years ago.

A special guide tells us what Custer’s Last Stand was all about.

‘Disgraceful’ Gwen Berry turned her back on national anthem

Seth Jahn, a retired Army staff sergeant, says Gwen Berry is a product of the influence of liberal media.

Politics:

Biden ‘respects Olympic hammer thrower Gwen Berry’s ”right” to turn back on flag and believes being patriotic means to recognize when U.S. hasn’t lived up to its highest ideal’

On Monday, Berry was later slammed by conservatives like Sen. Ted Cruz who said her protest was disrespectful and who claimed she hated her country. Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL United States Navy,  said she ought to be removed from the Olympics. 

‘The entire point of the Olympic team is to represent the United States of America. It’s the entire point.

It’s one thing when these NBA players do it, OK we’ll just stop watching. But now the Olympics Team?’ he said in an interview with Fox.  

Walker had tweeted: ‘What is wrong with people? Growing up, everyone stood for the American flag. Didn’t matter your politics, race, sex, income, religion; everyone stood for the flag. 

‘It was one of those civic rituals that brought us together. It still should today,’ after seeing Berry’s protest.  

DeSantis ‘Very Wary’ of Trump Ahead of 2024

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives two thumbs up towards then-President Donald Trump during a 2020 campaign event.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives two thumbs up towards then-President Donald Trump during a 2020 campaign event. | Joe Raedle/Getty Images

DeSantis, who won praise from conservatives after he reopened Florida earlier than most states, has made frequent appearances on behalf of Republicans in other states, and a new straw poll from the Western Conservative Summit shows DeSantis beating Trump 74-71. Politico notes that Trump won this survey last year with 95% of the vote. 

This could cause the former president to see the governor as a rival for the White House, which “makes it difficult to openly start campaigning as [Trump] at least contemplates running again,” according to Saul Anuzis, former chair of the Michigan GOP, adding that it remains “early” in the season. 

“Ron DeSantis is not focusing on the ups and downs of 2024, he is focused on making the state of Florida successful,” added David Bossie, head of Citizens United and a former deputy campaign manager for Trump.

Lightfoot, Newsmax reporter clash over Chicago crime: “I don’t know where you’re from”

Newsmax reporter William Kelly asked Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot about crime statistics in her city, to which the Mayor lashed out at the reporter.

Raymond Lopez of Chicago Ward 15 and Newsmax’s Rob Finnerty react. – via National Report,

Mark Levin: There’s a big lie being told about our military

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., says the military needs to fight real wars not ‘culture wars’ on ‘Life, Liberty & Levin.’

World News:

Joe Biden says Iran will ‘never’ get a nuclear weapon on his watch – as multiple rockets hit a US base in Syria less than 24 hours after Biden launched airstrikes against Iranian-backed militia sites

 Biden spoke soon after multiple rockets hit a US military base in eastern Syria on Monday, less than 24 hours after President Biden launched airstrikes on Iranian-backed militia sites. 

Coly. Wayne Morrotto, spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, said: ‘At 7:44 PM local time, U.S. Forces in Syria were attacked by multiple rockets. There are no injuries and damage is being assessed.’

Some of the missiles landed near US troops, according to the report. The attack took place at a site known as the ‘Green Village’ near an oil field, where 900 American troops are believed to be stationed. 

Iraq on Monday condemned overnight U.S. air strikes against Iran-backed militia groups on the Syrian-Iraqi border that killed at least seven fighters and sparked calls for revenge from Iraqi armed factions.

Puerto Rico to receive nearly $4 billion in U.S. pandemic funds

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona  AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said Monday that Puerto Rico will receive nearly $4 billion in federal education pandemic relief funds to help boost the U.S. territory’s fight against Covid-19.

The announcement was made during Cardona’s official three-day trip to Puerto Rico, the first for a Biden administration Cabinet member. It marks the first time the island has full access to those funds.

Roughly half of the nearly $4 billion will be released as part of the American Rescue Plan Act, which was signed into law in March to help offset the pandemic’s impact on the economy and public health.


Hong Kong Police Arrest Former Apple Daily Journalist at Airport

The final issue of the Apple Daily newspaper is piled up after being delivered to a newspaper stands on June 24, 2021, in Hong Kong, China. (Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)

Police, who typically do not identify arrested people, said in a statement that a 57-year-old man had been arrested at the airport for “conspiring to collude with foreign countries or foreign forces to endanger national security.”

The man had been detained and investigations were continuing, police said.

Hong Kong media identified the man as Fung Wai-kong, an editor and columnist at the now-closed newspaper.

If confirmed, he would be the seventh staffer at the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper to be arrested on national security grounds in recent weeks.


China’s Cyber Ability Decade Behind US: Study

(Dreamstime.com)
(Dreamstime.com)

The study said only the U.S. is ranked as a “top tier” cyber power, with China, Russia, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, and Israel in the second tier. The third tier includes India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, North Korea, Iran, and Vietnam.

The U.S. and allies, however, increasingly were at risk of ransomware attacks.

China and Russia have excelled in offensive cyber operations — online spying, intellectual property theft, and disinformation campaigns against the West. That was seen in recent hacking campaigns, with Russia’s foreign intelligence service having hijacked SolarWinds software to penetrate government targets in Washington; and suspected Chinese state-backed hackers compromised Microsoft email software to probe U.S. non-governmental organizations and think tanks.

However, the IISS study said both China and Russia were held back by comparatively loose cyber security compared with their competitors.

London: 100 firefighters called to ‘serious’ blaze near Elephant and Castle railway station

Video footage shared on social media showed a huge plume of black smoke rising into the sky.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) said three commercial units in railway arches were “completely alight” in addition to six cars and a telephone box.

Police said the smoke came from the train station rather than the tube station. Northern Line trains were not stopping for a time, while Thameslink services were blocked.Advertisement

LFB asked people to “avoid the area and close all doors and windows”. Fifteen fire engines were deployed, while the station and nearby buildings were evacuated.


US strikes Iranian-proxies in Iraq & Syria;Egypt-Jordan-Iraq bolster relations TV7 Israel News 28.21

1) Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken hold a meeting in Rome to discuss regional challenges, among others.

2) The United States Air Force conducts an aerial strike against Iranian-backed proxies in both Syria and Iraq.

3) Prime Minister Naftali Bennett reaffirms the importance of Israel’s peace agreement with Egypt during a phone conversation with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

U.N. Rights Chief Calls for End to ‘Systemic Racism’ – Seeks Reparations, Funding of Black Lives Matter

FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images
FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights set out a four-point agenda for change on racial justice and equality, and urged states to implement it without delay.

Former Chilean Socialist president Bachelet’s recommendations include reparations for historical racism, as well as state funding for groups like Black Lives Matter, as a starting point to tackle an issue she said knows no bounds or borders.

The conclusions of the U.N. study came from interviews with more than 340 people — mostly of African descent — and experts; more than 100 contributions in writing, including from governments; and review of public material, the rights office said.

Steve Hilton: This is a crisis created by Democrats

‘The Next Revolution’ host blames Democrat policy for surge in crime.

US warns that Islamic State extremists still a world threat

June 28, 2021. Blinken is on a week long trip in Europe traveling to Germany, France and Italy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
June 28, 2021. Blinken is on a week long trip in Europe traveling to Germany, France and Italy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

ROME — As the U.S. works on its military withdrawal from Afghanistan, members of the global coalition fighting the Islamic State group met Monday to chart future steps against the extremist group.

“We must step up the action taken by the coalition, increasing the areas in which we can operate,” said Di Maio.

Outside of Iraq and Syria, he said there was an “alarming” surge in IS activity, particularly in the Sahel, Mozambique and the Horn of Africa. He called for the coalition to create a special mechanism to deal with the threat in Africa.

Indian military: 2 drones intercepted over base in Kashmir

An Indian army soldier stands guard at the main gate of Jammu air force station after two suspected blasts were reported early morning in Jammu, India, (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
An Indian army soldier stands guard at the main gate of Jammu air force station after two suspected blasts were reported early morning in Jammu, India, (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

The military said troops around midnight spotted two drones separately flying over Kaluchak military base on the outskirts of Jammu city.

“Immediately, high alert was sounded and Quick Reaction Teams engaged them with firing,” the military said in a statement. “Both the drones flew away.”

Troops launched search operations in the area, the statement said, adding that troops remained on high alert.

The incident, if proven to have been carried out by anti-India rebels, would mark a major shift in strategy against New Delhi.

Rebels have primarily used classic guerrilla tactics such as ambushes, hit-and-run attacks, remote-controlled explosions and car bombings.

Commentary/Opinion:

Washington DC Reacts To Critical Race Theory

We went to Washington, D.C., to see if people know what critical race theory is!

THE WOKE GENERAL Dinesh D’Souza Podcast Ep 120

In this episode, Dinesh exposes the ignorance of General Mark Milley, head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and also the harm he is doing to the military.

Dinesh celebrates Trump’s strengths, as displayed in his Ohio rally, but also asks why he had so many betrayers including his attorney general Bill Barr?

Dinesh ponders the significance of a Teddy Roosevelt statue coming down, while George Floyd statues go up. 

Pastor Greg Locke joins Dinesh to talk about why Jesus was not a socialist.

How would THIS story be reported if the races were reversed?

Daytona Beach police officer Jason Raynor — only 26-years-old — now is showing ‘positive’ signs of recovery after being shot in the head by 29-year-old Othal Wallace on Wednesday.

Wallace eventually was apprehended at a black nationalist MILITIA camp, yet reports still focused on Wallace’s crimes as an INDIVIDUAL — like they should.

But if the races were reversed, would a white criminal receive the same kind of coverage? Or would the crime become representative of the white race as a whole?

Either way, Glenn says, it’s time we say RAYNOR’s name…just like all the others who’ve been physically hurt amid our nation’s growing racial divide.

John Adams: American Founder and Second President

“The man to whom the country is most indebted for the great measure of independence is Mr. John Adams.”

That was from a delegate to the Continental Congress.

But how much do you know about this influential thinker and second president of the United States?

Brad Thompson, Professor of Political Science at Clemson University, tells Adams’ remarkable story.

Steve Hilton says Gen. Mark Milley should be removed

Speak Georgia co-founder Janelle King and Fox News contributor criticizes military leaders for ‘divisiveness’ coming from critical race theory.