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Federal judge says Air Force is ‘60% responsible’ for 2017 mass shooting at Texas church that left 26 dead

The ruling comes after survivors and victims’ families sued the government claiming it was negligent in allowing Devin Patrick Kelley to purchase firearms.

It is the worst mass shooting in the history of Texas and the worst shooting at a place of worship in American history. ​

In his ruling on Wednesday, US District Judge Xavier Rodriguez in San Antonio said the Air Force was ’60 percent responsible’ for the massacre.

‘The trial conclusively established that no other individual — not even Kelley’s own parents or partners — knew as much as the United States about the violence that Devin Kelley had threatened to commit and was capable of committing,’ Rodriguez said of the Air Force in his ruling

Undercover Chicago cop and two ATF agents are shot and wounded while driving onto expressway in unmarked car amid onslaught of gun violence

The officers, described as experienced and senior, Brown said, were driving on an onramp to Interstate 57 when they were ‘fired upon from the street.’

One of the ATF agents was shot in the hand and the other was struck in the torso. The Chicago officer was struck on the back of his head but that ‘it appears to be a graze wound.’ All three were in stable condition.

The shootings come a day after police reported that 100 people were shot in Chicago — including two police officers who were wounded while trying to break up a crowd — over the long Fourth of July weekend.

Carlson on NSA Spying Claims: ‘This Is a Huge Problem for the Country’

Wednesday on Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria,” FNC anchor Tucker Carlson addressed his claim that the National Security Agency (NSA) is spying on him.

Carlson warned of the “threat” posed by the NSA secretly spying on journalists and Americans.

“What’s so striking to me is — look, I am out of step with most people in journalism in Washington. Most of them are defenders of the Biden administration.

They see themselves as Democratic Party operatives, etc. But we are still all journalists. I mean, our job is still roughly the same — to gather information and give it to our readers and viewers,” Carlson stated.

Jesse Watters on Trump’s class-action lawsuit against Big Tech companies

“Outnumbered” co-panelist Jesse Watters said on Wednesday that President Trump’s lawsuit against big tech giants may not be harmful, however, it “speaks on behalf of the Americans who have been treated unfairly” by them.

Watters, author of the new book, “How I Saved the World,” said the media and Big Tech companies worked together to “suppress” stories about Hunter Biden and the suspected Wuhan, China lab leak before the 2020 election.

Bond set at $2.5 million for man charged with trying to run over officer with car in downtown Memphis

Credit: Shelby County Jail
Orlando Davie arrested after allegedly trying to run over MPD officer
Credit: Shelby County Jail
Orlando Davie arrested after allegedly trying to run over MPD officer

Orlando Davie, 24, of Hernando, is charged with attempted murder, evading arrest, and vandalism.

According to a police affidavit, MPD officers tried to stop Davie at Front and GE Patterson around 7:15 p.m. when he was seen swerving, almost hitting pedestrians. They said he then drove into oncoming traffic and crashed into a pickup truck. Police said Davie left the scene of the crash at a high rate of speed, that’s when officers called off the pursuit for safety reasons.

According to the affidavit, Davie then made eye contact with an officer who was on a sidewalk and drove onto the sidewalk in an attempt to hit the officer. The officer took cover to avoid being hit.

Washington state homeowner shoots, kills intoxicated intruder on July Fourth, sheriff says

The 48-year-old man had parked his car in the homeowner’s yard, leaving his car door open, and broke a window to the home so he could enter, Q13 FOX reported, citing police.

The homeowner, who police have not named, heard the noise and called 911, according to the report. A 911 dispatcher could hear the intruder yelling and the sound of a scuffle over the phone.

Police said the intruder had started to walk up the stairs toward the homeowner, who was standing at the top with a gun. The homeowner then shot the intruder in the stairwell and informed the 911 dispatcher.

Utah detectives capture ‘violent’ fugitive armed with AR-15 rifle hiding out in tent in woods, sheriff says

Everett, pictured left in an undated social media photo, holds what appears to be a rifle with a magazine. Authorities shared a photo, right, of the approximate location near Provo Canyon where Everett was taken into custody on Friday.
Everett, pictured left in an undated social media photo, holds what appears to be a rifle with a magazine. Authorities shared a photo, right, of the approximate location near Provo Canyon where Everett was taken into custody on Friday. (Utah County Sheriff’s Office)

Steven John Everett, 33, of Boise, Idaho, had warrants out for parole violation for dangerous drugs and for aggravated strong-arm assault, the Utah County Sheriff’s Office said, adding that Boise police had told them Everett has also been involved in trafficking over 100 firearms.

Inside the tent, officers found an AR-15 rifle and next to it a magazine with 30 rounds of ammunition. An additional 40 rounds of 5.56mm ammo were also discovered.

Detectives also found an Idaho State Police patch, two police-style items used on officers’ duty belts, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia inside the tent.

Everett, who police said has violent tendencies and was a known drug abuser, had previously made statements that he would not go back to prison and would “shoot it out” with police instead, according to authorities.

Police officer says ‘chaos reigns supreme’ as crime surges in San Francisco

Lt. Tracy McCray, San Francisco Police Officers Association Vice President, tells ‘America’s Newsroom’ brazen thefts are an ‘everyday occurrence’ in the city.

Mark Levin: ‘We need to take our classrooms back’

“Who the hell do these people think they work for? We’ve got to get back to basics.

Every one of their members is on our payroll. Every one of these school buildings we pay for.

Every one of these administrators, whether they’re superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals, assistant principals, they’re our employees,” Levin told Secrets.

“It is time we go on offense, it is time we fix this. These people work for us,” he added.

One idea he has picked up on is putting public cameras in schools, or even teacher body cameras, for parents to watch, an idea first offered up in the American Thinker.

Tucker: Not only are these people crazed ideologues, they’re stupid

‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ host says the United States is a great country filled with decent people.

Two mothers face retaliation against kids after fighting critical race theory

Andrea Gross and Amy Gonzalez, whose children attend the private Columbus Academy in Ohio, join ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’

Politics:

Kevin McCarthy, Jim Jordan Release Framework to Combat Big Tech Censorship

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli
AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

The Republican leaders released their antitrust and free speech framework as House Democrats unveiled a series of bills that would empower the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and other methods to break up big tech and curb Silicon Valley’s enormous influence.

Jordan is the House Judiciary Committee ranking member, and McMorris Rodgers is the ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Republicans, including Jordan, have criticized the proposals for not addressing conservative censorship. The Democrat proposals would also empower FTC Chairman Lina Khan.

“These bills give power to the FTC, the new commissioner we all know is radically left. I don’t really think it breaks up big tech, and I don’t think it gives a remedy to people who are censored,” Jordan said.

J.D. Vance Senate run focuses on US economic issues and ‘culture war’

Ohio Senate candidate and author J.D. Vance on his Senate run, Big Tech and his growing concerns about China.

They Just Can’t Help Themselves!

Commentary/Opinion:
It’s well known that the media and academia are pushing Democrat narratives constantly.

But Democrats can’t even explain how government works without pushing a partisan narrative.

Here’s the Simple Truth.

World News:

Billionaire suggests BLM created ‘more bigotry,’ blasts affirmative action and quotas: ‘Positive discrimination is dangerous for society’

Photo by May James/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Caudwell, the founder of Phones 4u, a UK chain of cellphone stores, told the Times of London that he believes quotas are not good for society and that winners should be determined by talent, not race or gender.

The man who claims to be the U.K.’s biggest taxpayer made his comments while taking part in the Times of London’s Education Commission, which is looking at whether the nation needs radical change in its education system.

Commission members asked Caudwell, who opposes efforts to “brainwash” students to believe college degrees are necessary to get good jobs and supports apprenticeships, about reported pay imbalances between men and women, particularly in apprenticeship opportunities.

Chinese state-run op-ed threatens Japan attack for vowing to join US in protecting Taiwan: ‘Japan would dig its own grave’

US, Japan, India and Philippines ships in the South China Sea (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force,
US, Japan, India and Philippines ships in the South China Sea (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force/Released)

Chinese state-run publication Global Times published an op-ed Wednesday warning that “Japan would dig its own grave” is it interferes with Taiwan after Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso vowed to join the United States in defense of the sovereign island nation if China invades.

The op-ed, written by Song Zhongping, claims that Japan’s “inflammatory comments” went too far. “Japan needs to remember that its survival depends on whether Japan understands its situation correctly – not on how China is prepared to resolve the Taiwan question,” Zhongping wrote.

“Japan’s military capability is completely restrained by the US and does not have an independent combat capability. It is easy for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to paralyze the attack capability of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces. Japan itself is powerless against the Chinese military.”

China trying to prevent information from being leaked: Gordon Chang

Gordon Chang, author of ‘The Great U.S-China Tech War,’ argues that China wants companies to list on their market.

Commentary/Opinion:

There is No Progress Without Free Speech | CLIP | American Thought Leaders

Bret Weinstein reveals how the right to speak freely is necessary in order for a society to achieve progress, and how the censorship of fringe ideas freezes that progress.

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