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Twenty-four Miami-Dade apartment complexes, including two owned by the county, were listed as unsafe over structural violations following an emergency audit of the area that was authorized after a condominium building partially collapsed last week.
The buildings appeared on a list released late on Monday by the Miami-Dade government, reported the Miami Herald.
Local government officials claimed that building code issues have cropped up due to a lack of federal funding.
Michael Liu, the housing director for the county, told the newspaper that the area is about $10 million short, forcing his agency “to make difficult choices based on severity and threats to health and safety.”
A truck driver who was smuggling more than 100 people across Mexico pulled over when the banging and screams of his cargo became too much to ignore.
Police who came across the scene found a man, 25, who had suffocated to death and an abandoned two-year-old boy.
It’s the latest horrific discovery as hundreds of thousands of migrants from Central America cross through Mexico to attempt to illegally enter the United States – with some falling ill or dying in the desert or becoming prey to human smugglers.
The scene unfolded Monday morning in the southern Mexico state of Veracruz after the driver stopped the truck on a two-lane road and allowed more than 100 migrants, most from Central America, to get out of the freight container.
Running on empty! Gas stations in states are short on fuel as 43MILLION motorists hit the road for July 4:
Gas stations across the country are running out of gasoline just as 43million Americans are preparing to hit the road for the July 4th holiday weekend.
Outages have already been reported at pumps in at least seven states over the past week as demand rises and bottlenecks appear in gas supply chains.
The culprit, according to energy experts, is a lack of qualified gas tanker drivers, after many retired or switched to other trucking jobs amid the pandemic that saw a drop off in the demand for gasoline.
Those that do manage to find gas are likely to find some of the highest prices in almost seven years, with gas now averaging $3.10 a gallon across the US – the highest since October 2014.
Public university caught promoting piece explaining ‘Why All Cops Are Bastards’ and ‘Good Cops Do Not Exist’ on its ‘allyship’ reading list
The article, according to the Campus Reform’s Jackson Walker and Adam Sabes, has since been removed from the office’s “Education & Resources for Allies” webpage, and the university’s director of communications and marketing states that the school regrets the posting of the document.
“The claim that individual cops can be good is rooted in white supremacist mythology that suggests racism is an individual act committed by anybody,” the article noted.
“Policing is not a question of individualism. It is not as if a random individual gets a gun, a badge, a police car, and a blue uniform. The police are a highly organized institution with systemic power.
In order to understand any institution, it is important you start with the history of that institution, the institution of modern day policing evolved from the slave patrol system.”
A recently published NBC News report suggested black people are disproportionately the victims of motor vehicle accidents, therein revealing inherent discrimination in traffic accidents.
Data compiled by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed 38,680 people died in motor vehicle accidents last year. The share of black people who died in those crashes increased by 23% from 2019.
The disproportionate impact, according to Smart Growth America President Calvin Gladney, is the result of systemic injustice exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“You see this disproportionately in Black and brown communities often because of race-based decisions of the past,” Gladney told NBC News.
University offers $1,200 stipends to learn how ‘whiteness is normalized’ and how it can be ‘eradicated’
California State University East Bay faculty members can earn $1,200 if they take professional development courses on anti-racism this summer and continue to work on their projects through the school year.
The stipends go to professors and instructors who attend the “Anti-Racist Liberatory Pedagogy Academy” this July.
The brochure from Professor G.T. Reyes said that CRT IS “a race-conscious framework that examines the ways that whiteness is normalized in our country and in our University.”
Jurors in Tampa found Lewis Matthews guilty of four felonies following a three-day trial earlier in June, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
No one spoke on behalf of Matthews, who was the boyfriend of the girl’s mother, during Monday’s sentencing hearing, the newspaper said.
Prosecutors said the girl told investigators — and later the court — about falling asleep on the living room floor on April 13, 2019. She said about 3:30 a.m., Matthews woke her up and molested her.
He was interrupted when her mother heard a noise and came downstairs. She was “stunned by what she discovered,” prosecutors said, and quickly dialed 911, the newspaper reported.
Granholm was asked if climate change could have played a role in the building’s collapse during a CNN interview on Tuesday.”
Obviously, we don’t know fully, but we do know that the seas are rising. We know that we’re losing inches and inches of beaches, not just in Florida but all around,” Granholm said.
“Michigan, where I’m from, we’ve seen the loss of beaches because the waters are rising, so this is a phenomenon that will continue.”
Granholm used the deadly building collapse, which left at least 11 people dead and 150 unaccounted for, to push for President Biden’s infrastructure package.
“We’ll have to wait to see what the analysis is for this building, but the issue about resiliency and making sure we adapt to this changing climate, that’s going to mean levees need to be built, sea walls need to be built, infrastructure needs to be built,” she said.
YouTube removed several videos last week created by a human rights group featuring testimonies from people who say their families in China’s Xinjiang region have disappeared, according to a Reuters exclusive report.
The platform claimed the videos violated their guidelines against “cyberbullying and harassment.”
Atajurt Kazakh Human Rights’ channel, co-founded by Xinjiang-born activist Serikzhan Bilash, has nearly 11,000 videos on YouTube attracting over 120 million views over the last four years.
Thousands of the videos include individuals speaking on camera about relatives who have disappeared in the region.
After YouTube restricted their content, the human rights organization moved its videos to Odysee, a platform built on a blockchain. Despite the pushback from YouTube, Bilash said the group won’t ever remove their content from the platform.
There was a time the American people felt safe from enemies foreign and domestic. Intel agencies were sworn to protect us. Those days are over, and today’s guest on “The Voice of a Nation,” Sgt. Jeremy Brown proves it.
Having exploded on the media scene recently by being the first to release a recording of his attempted recruitment from the FBI as an informant against fellow Patriots who now sit in jail without bail or due process, many in solitary confinement for nearly six months, Jeremy is getting his message Out Loud.
Listen in as Malcolm first brings in Team Nation member Cathi Chamberlain to share her first-hand experience as a January 6th Capitol rally participant.
Then expect to be mesmerized as Jeremy explains how the FBI Weaponizes Informants against Americans who have politically adverse ideologies to those currently in charge of the country.
A 6-3 decision split between the court’s conservative and liberal justices held that a federal statute requiring detention for non-residents who have already received an administratively final removal order applied, even though the illegal immigrants were seeking withholding hearings to keep them from being sent back to their countries of origin.
The court ruled that because they were now facing removal based on the reinstatement of the previous final order, they were not entitled to a hearing to argue for release.
The court’s opinion also explained that the process for seeking a withholding hearing is different in cases of unlawful reentry. In those cases, the individuals have to express fear of return to their countries to a DHS official, who will then refer them to an asylum officer.
Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the majority that when FERC issues a a certificate of public convenience and necessity, federal law authorizes the certificate’s holder “to condemn all necessary rights-of-way, whether owned by private parties or States.”
Roberts was joined by conservative justices Samuel Alito and Brett Kavanaugh and liberal justices Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor.
The decision from the high court doesn’t end litigation over the pipeline. A separate challenge to the pipeline involving New Jersey is pending in a federal appeals court in Washington.
Apparently, in order to be sufficiently woke, one must believe that men are better at being women than real women.
That’s certainly the message being sent by the Miss Nevada USA pageant after 27-year-old Kataluna Enriquez was crowned Miss Nevada USA, and thus will compete for the Miss USA title later this year. Enriquez is a man who identifies as a woman. He competed against 21 women to win the title.
Another pageant, the Miss United States of America (USOA) pageant, won a lawsuit earlier this year, allowing them to continue admitting only biological females into their competition.
Enriquez would become the second biological man to compete in the global Miss Universe competition if he wins the Miss USA pageant.
Conservative commentator and entrepreneur Dan Bongino launched a new anti-cancel culture payment processing platform Tuesday, AlignPay, to ensure no political campaign, business, or nonprofit organization can have its financial access cut off over political beliefs and opinions.
After former President Donald Trump was kicked off payment processing platform Stripe in January for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, Bongino went to work creating an alternative for organizations that have and express opinions that make them vulnerable to disapproval by Big Tech companies.
“It’s focused on the cancel culture. So Stripe is our target here.
You need to come to us, or you’re under the very real threat of being canceled,” Bongino told the Washington Examiner.
Doctor Robert Malone tells Glenn there will always be experts in the medical community who believe if we have the ability to create certain technologies — like human engineering, for example — then we should.
He says it’s up to ‘the rest of us’ to put a clamp on those advancements, knowing how dangerous they could one day become.
But for Malone, there’s one medical technology that TRULY keeps him up at night.
He explains to Glenn the basics of CRISPR gene technology, why it’s ‘spooky,’ and how it could ‘change everything.’
The group also honored Toledo Police Department (TPD) Officer Anthony Dia during a motorcycle ride, according to NBC 24.
“Dia and Stalker graduated in the same police class and were killed in the line of duty just six months apart,” the outlet said.
Hundreds of bikers met outside the American Legion Post 587, then rode to Toledo Memorial Park where Stalker’s grave is located.
Following their visit, the group rode to the Home Depot on West Alexis Road where Dia was killed before returning to the post to enjoy raffles and food trucks.
Stalker was killed in the line of duty during a standoff in central Toledo in January.
Dee Lynn, the event organizer for the Officer Anthony Dia Foundation, said it gave her a positive feeling to see so many show up for the rally.
“The nausea, the tiredness, the coughing, the asthma; These are things that I never dreamed would be associated with heart failure in a million years,” Ginger Sweat, her mom, explained.
Her mother knew something was very wrong, as did doctors at Cabell-Huntington Hospital, so they sent the family to Columbus when she began experiencing heart failure.
Medications worked, but a panic attack triggered Avery’s heart and an MRI showed severe damage and a condition known as dilated cardiomyopathy, which is a common cause of heart failure, according to the Mayo Clinic.
“She said, ‘Mommy am I going to die? Please don’t let me die. I wish I could be someone else.’ That’s like the most gut-wrenching thing you could ever hear your child say,” Ginger recalled.
3 children under age of 3 found dead in East Los Angeles; their mother identified as person of interest
An East Los Angeles community is in mourning after three young children were found dead inside a home Monday afternoon.
The children’s 28-year-old mother was taken into custody as the person of interest and is speaking with deputies.
LASD says there were no known prior calls to this home. Officials have not ruled out the young children’s death as accidental as of late Monday night.
In an email provided by Ngo, SoundCloud also neglected a chance of appeal for the permanent ban, seemingly ensuring that Ngo cannot challenge this decision.
“Big Tech is not nonpartisan nor neutral. But at the least paying clients like myself on Sound Cloud should know exactly what content they’ve uploaded that is so egregious that it merits permanent suspension,” Ngo responded.
Ngo’s last podcast premiered in March 2020 and featured Imam Tawhidi discussing the parallels between violent Islamic extremists and members of Antifa. His previous podcasts can still be found on YouTube.
Parler CEO George Farmer explains what it took to get the social media platform back on the Apple App Store following its suspension over violent and threatening content.
The Supreme Court will soon decide whether the government must let residents carry guns.
I once tried to get a carry permit in NYC. They didn’t make it easy. They required pages and pages of forms, notarization, records of death threats I’d received, and two trips to police headquarters.
The whole process took 8.5 months.
The result: DENIED.
But the Supreme Court will now hear a case brought by two other New Yorkers who couldn’t get a permit.
Alan Gottlieb, of the 2nd Amendment Foundation, is optimistic that the court will rule in favor of gun rights.
Monday, FNC host Tucker Carlson said the federal government was spying on him and those associated with his program, which Carlson said was revealed through a whistleblower within the government.
According to Carlson, the proof was the whistleblower revealed details of a story they had been working on that could have only been known through texts and emails.
Carlson said his team had filed a Freedom of Information Act request and called on the federal government to cease the behavior immediately.
Sanctuary State California: Illegal Alien Accused of Spitting on Asian Family, Holding Them at Gunpoint
Carlos Claros, a 22-year-old illegal alien, was arrested in April after being caught on video footage allegedly trying to rob an Asian American family of 18 that was visiting San Francisco, California’s Fisherman’s Wharf from Wisconsin as part of a road trip across the state. The family included children as young as six.
According to those present at the scene, Claros and two other men walked up on the family wielding a gun in an attempt to rob them. At the time of the incident, Claros was out of jail on probation.
In an exclusive report, Washington Times reporter Stephen Dinan revealed that California’s expansive sanctuary state law — shielding illegal aliens from arrest and deportation — helped keep Claros in the United States despite four requests by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to turn him over to their custody.
“Until we better understand how and to who the Delta variant is spreading, everyone should focus on maximum protection with minimum interruption to routine as all businesses operate without other restrictions, like physical distancing and capacity limits,” the statement read.
The recommendation comes weeks after the CDC said vaccinated people can go most places without masks.
Fully vaccinated individuals were still advised to wear masks while in crowded indoor settings such as while on public transportation and in hospitals, prisons, and homeless shelters.
There is no “widespread scientific consensus” as to whether the highly contagious Delta variant causes more serious illness than other strains,” according to the Los Angeles Times.
The top cop in Oakland, Calif., warned Monday of fewer police officers and slower response times ahead of a new city budget that will divert $18 million from the police department amid a surge in gun violence and following a bloody weekend that saw four people killed.
In a news conference, a sometimes emotional police Chief LeRonne Armstrong asked city leaders to put “politics aside” and lives “before political agendas” as he addressed reporters. He warned of fewer police officers and slower responses to emergency calls, particularly in marginalized neighborhoods, at a time when authorities are already having a tough time responding to calls for service.
“Far too often in these meetings we are talking about numbers. We are talking about money and costs,” he said. “I don’t know what the cost of a life is. But I know not having resources makes our city less safe.”
Noem announced that 50 South Dakota National Guard troops would be sent to Texas to secure the border between the U.S. and Mexico. Her office said the deployment will last for between 30 and 60 days, and that it will be paid for via a private donation.
“The Biden administration has failed in the most basic duty of the federal government: keeping the American people safe,” Noem said in a statement announcing the deployment.
“The border is a national security crisis that requires the kind of sustained response only the National Guard can provide.”
“We should not be making our communities less safe by sending our police or Highway Patrol to fix a long-term problem President Biden’s administration seems unable or unwilling to solve,” Noem said. “My message to Texas is this: help is on the way.”
On Monday, the governor tweeted: “Building the border barrier has begun. The 1st step is to get easements on land. The 2nd step is to clear the land for the building process. That is what is happening here.”
“Some of the Texas National Guard engineers already assigned to this mission will work to build temporary fencing, in conjunction with several other state agencies,” a statement from the Texas Military Department read.
The barriers are a ‘stop-gap’ measure, Abbott said. The governor’s plans also include the construction of a border wall that will initially use $250 million from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 passes after an 83-day filibuster in the Senate; Apple’s iPhone goes on sale for the first time; Bernie Madoff is sentenced to 150 years in prison.
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A new Harvard/Harris poll found the overwhelming majority of voters say immigration is a serious issue that has gotten worse under the Biden administration and that more should be done to address it.
According to the survey, 80% of voters see immigration as a “very serious” or “somewhat serious” issue, and 64% said the Biden administration should “issue new, stricter policies to reduce the flow of people across the border.” Only 36% said Biden should continue his current policies.
In the poll, 68% of voters said the Biden administration’s executive actions are increasing the amount of illegal immigration, and 55% said he should have left in place former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
“The president’s border policies are plainly unpopular with a large swath of the electorate, but the administration just seems to be doubling down on them,” Andrew Arthur, a legal expert at the Center for Immigration Studies, wrote.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in Arizona announced on Monday that it will replace all of its voting machines used in the 2020 presidential election following its audit.
“Today, Maricopa County responded to Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs’ May 20, 2021 letter, in which she informed the County it should never again use the subpoenaed tabulation equipment that was compromised by the Arizona Senate,” the county said in a statement.
The county expects to have new equipment in place in time for the November 2021 election.
Rob Smith, host of ‘Rob Smith is Problematic,’ says California’s decision to ban travel to states with laws that prohibit transgender athletes from competing in sports is an attempt to look productive while the state is failing its citizens.
‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ host says Biden administration’s infrastructure bill is meant to ruin the suburbs.
The proposal, now headed to Newsom’s desk, would allow the recall to proceed at least 30 days earlier than under existing state law. Democrats hope to take advantage of what they view as favorable conditions for Newsom as the state moves on from the worst days of the pandemic and related restrictions.
This marks the second time Democrats are changing the rules in hopes of helping their own. Four years ago, they added new steps to the recall process as a state senator faced a removal vote.
At the time, they hoped to slow things down so the vote would align with the next primary.
The bill makes other changes sought by county clerks specific to mail ballots and vote centers. All counties will be required to mail voters a ballot.
Parents, these are the words you need to understand to fight back against Critical Race Theory.
On Monday, Russia’s state-run TASS news agency first reported Russia secretly carried out a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test launch in mid-June, a timeline that coincides with President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s first face-to-face meeting on June 16 in Geneva, Switzerland.
“In mid-June, the latest unique ballistic missile developed by the Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology was successfully test-launched from the Plesetsk spaceport,” an unnamed Russian defense source told TASS.
Russia reportedly plans to have the new Kedr missile systems replace the current arsenal of Yars missiles by the early 2030s, according to The National Interest.
Kedr is part of an overall effort by Russia to modernize its nuclear force. While the Kedr is set to replace the Yars ICBM, the Topol-M is set to replace it’s 80’s-era predecessor, the original Topol ICBM.
India has redirected at least 50,000 additional troops to its border with China in a historic shift toward an offensive military posture against the world’s second-biggest economy.
Although the two countries battled in the Himalayas in 1962, India’s strategic focus has primarily been Pakistan since the British left the subcontinent, with the long-time rivals fighting three wars over the disputed region of Kashmir.
Yet since the deadliest India-China fighting in decades last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration has sought to ease tensions with Islamabad and concentrate primarily on countering Beijing.
Over the past few months, India has moved troops and fighter jet squadrons to three distinct areas along its border with China, according to four people familiar with the matter.
All in all, India now has roughly 200,000 troops focused on the border, two of them said, which is an increase of more than 40% from last year.
China on Wednesday warned the United States over increasing military contacts with Taiwan saying that seeking independence of Taiwan means ‘war’.
China defense ministry spokesperson Ren Guoqiang said that China believes in its complete reunification and expressed Beijing’s opposition towards Washington-Taipei military ties.
Guoqiang said that China remains firmly opposed to any official exchanges or military contacts between the US and Taiwan and asked Washington to ‘sever all military ties with Taiwan’.
“The complete reunification of China is a historical necessity and the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation is an unstoppable trend. The common aspirations of the people are peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. ‘Taiwan independence’ is a dead-end road and seeking it means war,” the statement quoting Guoqiang said.
Iranian proxies clash with US forces in Syria;Biden-Rivlin meet at White House TV7 Israel News 29.06
1) Iranian-proxy militias strike a U.S. base in Syria – triggering an exchange of fire.
2) While the United States acknowledges the Ayatollah Regime’s role in attacks against U.S. forces in the Middle East – it remains adamant on securing the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.
3) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin thanks U.S. President Joe Biden for pledging his country’s unwavering support for the security of the Jewish State.
Israel has deployed a new robot that can operate “24 hours a day, 7 days a week.” According to the press release, the robot is a semi-autonomous machine equipped with 7.62-millimeter machine guns.
It is ultimately intended to stand as a substitute for combat soldiers, and although there are many military robots that came before it, it’s one of the first robots in the world that is actually able to work autonomously like a soldier.
The new military robot is called the Jaguar, and it utilizes a number of technologies to perform its operations, such as high-resolution cameras, transmitters, powerful headlights, and a remote-controlled PA system.
Using this tech, it can navigate its way to a designated area and even spot obstacles on the way using an advanced driving system.
The Ohio class ballistic missile submarine USS Alaska has made a very unusual stop in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.
The Navy took the equally unusual step of publicly announcing the submarine’s arrival there today.
This is the latest in a string of curiously public movements of members of the Navy’s ‘boomer’ fleet, which typically conduct their deterrent patrols loaded with nuclear-armed Trident ballistic missiles with few, if any, port visits and even less fanfare.
The captions for the official Navy pictures of Alaska’s arrival in Gibraltar describe the submarine as making a “brief stop” that “strengthens cooperation between the United States and the United Kingdom-Gibraltar, and demonstrates U.S. capability, readiness, flexibility, and continuing commitment as part of NATO.”
German authorities are baffled: a knife-wielding man, identified in the German media as “Jibril A.,” stabbed three people to death and injured five others in Würzburg, Germany, on Friday.
Police and intelligence officials have no idea why he did it. Yes, he was screaming, “Allahu akbar!” during his attacks, and yes, he told police interrogators after he was arrested that he had now carried out his “jihad,” but really, what does that even mean?
The German-language Tagesspiegel reported Saturday that “the motive for the fatal knife attack in Würzburg on Friday has still not been fully clarified.”
Of course it hasn’t. After all, Islam is a religion of peace!
Amid the pandemic, government lockdowns, the aftermath of the death of George Floyd and a tumultuous election, Victor Davis Hanson explains what he calls a “collective madness” that has taken hold in the US since last year.
Bombshell revelations last night on this Fox program. In this episode, I discuss the troubling revelation. I also address the Democrat’s ridiculous claims that Republicans are “defunding the police.”
First, she advocates for population control, then she lies to the Senate. Liz Wheeler exposes Tracy Stone-Manning, Biden’s Bureau of Land Management nominee, for what she really is—insane, sick, and dangerous.
Also, what is the real cause of America’s crime wave and do we need fighter jets to stop it? (@ Joe Biden)
Plus, the Chair of the Joint Chiefs is totally ignorant about Critical Race Theory, the media is lying about Governor DeSantis, and Amazon peddles books praising Fidel Castro and Che Guevara.