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Arlington school shooter is released on bond

Timothy George Simpkins was being held on a $75,000 bond on three charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon but the 18-year-old walked out of Tarrant County Jail on Thursday afternoon.

A bondsman met the bail terms on Thursday, posting at least some of the full amount, and he walked free.  

It’s unclear why he has been charged with aggravated assault and not attempted murder or more serious charges, or why the judge granted him bail. 

The sister of the teacher who was wounded was disgusted by his release. She tweeted a video of him walking out of the jail and said: ‘How does this keep managing to get worse?’ 

Video: Woman, 65, chased, punched, dragged in Brooklyn street in attempted robbery

Surveillance stills of a suspect caught on video attacking and trying to rob a 65-year-old woman in Fort Greene, Brooklyn on Sept. 28, 2021, police said. (NYPD)
Surveillance stills of a suspect caught on video attacking and trying to rob a 65-year-old woman in Fort Greene, Brooklyn on Sept. 28, 2021, police said. (NYPD)

The NYPD on Wednesday released frightening video of a 65-year-old woman being chased down and attacked on a Brooklyn street in an attempted purse snatching.

Surveillance video shows an unidentified suspect ride up on a bicycle, dismount and immediately begin to run after the woman, chasing her down the block and into the middle of the street.

He grabbed her purse, but when she resisted, he punched her in the face multiple times before dragging her to the ground and punching her again, the footage shows.

Police said the victim was able to retain her purse, which contained money from collecting and cashing in aluminum cans.

18 Former NBA Players Are Charged in $4 Million Insurance Fraud Scheme

The scheme lasted from at least 2017 through last year and involved the submission of fraudulent claims for reimbursement of medical and dental services that had not actually been provided, according to a federal indictment unsealed in Manhattan.

For the most part, the 18 former players charged in the scheme played in the NBA in the late 1990s and the 2000s. Two of the most notable are Ronald Glen Davis, nicknamed “Big Baby,” and Tony Allen, both of whom played on the Boston Celtics team that won the NBA championship in 2008.

The indictment said that one of the former players, Terrence Williams, who played for the New Jersey Nets and the Houston Rockets, had orchestrated the scheme and recruited other former players by offering to supply them with false invoices to support their fraudulent claims.

Trump Sues Facebook to Reinstate His Account Immediately

(Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
(Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

The filing on Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida seeks a preliminary injunction on Facebook’s suspension as his earlier lawsuit proceeds.

His lawyers argued that the United States doesn’t gain “from attempts to suppress political speech,” while adding that those who are antagonistic to [Trump’s] views are not well-served by attempts to silence him.”

“This preliminary injunction against Facebook seems appropriate to file this week since they’ve been big in the news lately for all the issues they’re facing,” said John Coale, lead counsel of the Trump lawsuits, in an interview with the Washington Examiner. 

Los Angeles Passes Country’s Strictest Vaccine Mandate

The city council on Wednesday voted 11-2 in favor of a measure that requires proof of full vaccination for all customers and staff at bars, restaurants, nail salons, spas, gyms, sports arenas, museums, indoor city facilities and other locations, the Associated Press reported.

Customers without proof of vaccination can still use outdoor facilities and can briefly enter a business to use a restroom or pick up a food order. People with religious or medical exemptions from vaccination will have to provide negative coronavirus tests within 72 hours of entry.

The ordinance was signed Wednesday afternoon by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and takes effect in the nation’s second-most populous city on Nov. 4, the AP reported.

Pfizer Whistleblower LEAKS Execs Emails EXPOSING Suppression of Covid Vax Info From Public

[NEW YORK – Oct. 6, 2021] Project Veritas released the fifth video in its COVID vaccine investigative series today featuring a sit-down interview with Pfizer insider, Melissa Strickler.

She leaked internal emails that show corporate executives telling staff to be secretive about the use of human fetal tissue in laboratory testing of the COVID vaccine.

Pfizer’s Chief Scientific Officer, Philip Dormitzer, admits aborted fetus tissue is used in the company’s vaccine program, but that employees should just stick with Pfizer’s polished narrative omitting any mention of aborted fetal tissue to avoid any issues with the public.

Why We Need To Find Out When COVID Started in China, with Josh Rogin | The Megyn Kelly Show

Megyn Kelly is joined by Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin, to discuss the documentary “What Happened in Wuhan,” what we learned on the origins of Covid-19, the amount of evidence on when Covid started in China, and much more.

The Biden Administration’s Failed Effort To Investigate the COVID Lab Leak Theory, with Josh Rogin

Megyn Kelly is joined by Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin, to discuss the Biden Administration poor handling of the effort to investigate the COVID lab leak theory, how they wasted a year in the search, the significance of the furin cleavage site in SARS-CoV-2, and more.

De Blasio misused NYPD resources for political, personal purposes, DOI report finds

The DOI found that the Democratic mayor misused police resources by directing members of his Executive Protection Unit (EPU) to help move his daughter, Chiara de Blasio, out of her apartment in Brooklyn in 2018.

NYPD personnel helped carry furniture and an NYPD sprinter van carried her belonging to Gracie Mansion, which is the official residence of the mayor of New York City located in Manhattan. 

DOI also determined that the City of New York expended $319,794 for the members of Mayor de Blasio’s security detail to travel during his presidential campaign trips.

The mayor has still not reimbursed the city for those funds either personally or through his campaign. The report also says that during these campaign trips, EPU members occasionally transported de Blasio’s campaign staffers with the mayor. 

Hunter Biden art show adds to White House ethics headache

Hunter’s attendance at the event came despite the White House previously saying that he would not know the identities of potential buyers. 

Biden’s nominee to be U.S. ambassador to India, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, was reportedly among the high-profile attendees at Hunter’s art show.

Other attendees at the 200-person LA Milk Studios exhibition included the musician Moby and world champion boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, according to reports from the Daily Mail, Mother Jones and the New York Post. 

White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday sidestepped questions about Hunter’s attendance at the art show. 

Joe Biden’s brother-in-law asked Hunter Biden to help him secure a business license in China, emails show

The younger Biden then forwarded Owens’ email to Thornton Group Chairman James Bulger, the nephew of mobster Whitey Bulger and co-founder of the Thornton Group.

He also sent it to Michael Lin, a member of the Committee of 100, a New York-based advocacy group that has ties to the United Front, an influence operation of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The Committee of 100 has also had multiple conferences sponsored by China Daily, a media outlet controlled by the CCP.

It was first reported last December in the Washington Post that Owens, who has been married to President Biden’s sister and longtime adviser Valerie Biden Owens since 1975, owns MediGuide, a “Delaware-based telemedicine company that markets itself as a solution” to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

Google, YouTube to prohibit ads and monetization on climate denial content

Photo by Olly Curtis/Future via Getty Images
Photo by Olly Curtis/Future via Getty Images

Google advertisers and publishers, as well as YouTube creators, will be prohibited from making ad revenue off content that contradicts “well-established scientific consensus around the existence and causes of climate change,” the company’s ads team said in a statement.

The company says it has consulted with experts, like representatives of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Reports, to create the policy. The report found that there is “unequivocal” evidence showing that human emissions of greenhouse gases are causing global warming.”

Internet companies have been under increased pressure from climate activists to do more to address climate change denial on their platforms.

Tucker astounded by reason conservative satire site was fact-checked

CEO of the Babylon Bee, a conservative satire site, said his traction on Big Tech was being ‘fact-checked to death’ on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’

Tucker: Nothing like this has ever happened in our country

Tucker Carlson Tonight’ host blasts the Justice Departments for targeting powerless parents.

Turns out, Merrick Garland’s daughter is married to a man who is the co-founder of an “education service company” called Panorama Education, which, you will not be surprised to learn, provides materials on critical race theory to school districts – including dismantling “unconscious bias and systemic racism in schools.”

Oh, so the thing that parents are complaining about, is the thing that Merrick Garland’s family is getting rich from.

Two days ago, Merrick Garland made it a crime to complain about the beliefs that are enriching his family. Does this make sense?

Politics:

Rep. Tlaib praises group that calls to end US aid to Israel: ‘I get strength from all of you’

 (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
(Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

The event, “Gaza is Palestine,” was hosted by Palestinian activist Mohammed El-Kurd, who early in the event called for the U.S. to “end all Israeli funding” and said Congress was “spineless” for “aiding and abetting” Israel by providing aid.

Tlaib made a brief appearance late in the program and thanked others for their efforts. 

Tlaib did not address Israel directly in her brief appearance, but she has been a vocal supporter of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement that seeks to isolate and pressure Israel for what she has called “racist” polices.

Abbott asks Biden to appeal FEMA’s denial of border crisis disaster declaration

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(Photo by Montinique Monroe/Getty Images)

Abbott wrote to Biden on Sept. 20, asking the president to issue an emergency declaration for his state due to the increasingly difficult border crisis. However, days later on Sept. 29, FEMA denied the governor’s request. 

“Texas will stand with the federal government in responding to this border crisis, but should not have to stand alone or withstand the financial burden without federal assistance,” Abbott says in the formal appeal of FEMA’s decision.

“Families, including infants and children, need food, water and medical supplies that the local government cannot supply,” Abbott wrote.

“Thousands of families are immobilized in 100-degree heat as their numbers continue to swell as they wait to be processed by the approximately 64 federal agents in the area. Individuals are camping in squalid conditions and bathing in muddy river water, causing great health concerns.”

Senate Leaders Announce Short-Term Deal to Raise Debt Ceiling

(Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
(Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) hammered out the agreement after Democrats refused to fold the debt limit matter into a mammoth budget package they’re hoping to ram through Congress with no Republican votes.

The Democrat told reporters on Capitol Hill that “we’re getting there” when asked if a deal was close before entering the Senate chamber.

The agreement raises the debt ceiling by $480 billion, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) confirmed to reporters. That’s estimated to fund government borrowing until Dec. 3.

McConnell said on the floor that the deal was reached after hours of late-night negotiations. The agreement will “spare the American people a manufactured crisis,” he added.

U.S. judge blocks near-total abortion ban in Texas

A federal judge temporarily blocked on Wednesday a near-total ban on abortion in Texas, the toughest such law in the United States, following a challenge from President Joe Biden’s administration after the U.S. Supreme Court let it proceed. Gloria Tso reports.

Far Left Wants To CONTROL You Because They’re LOSING

The far left continues to weaponize every government agency it can — from the Capitol Police, to the FBI, and even the POST OFFICE. It’s all in an attempt to control you. Why? Glenn says it’s because they’re ‘terrified.’

They’re losing the battles of ideas, especially when it comes to CRT.

So, now, it’s not enough to succumb to their demands: you must ENJOY it too. In fact, thought police are alive and well at the University of Chicago.

But no matter what, Glenn says, we CANNOT repeat their lies and we must teach are children to stand strong as well.

Watch Ted Cruz Grill Assistant Attorney General Over Parents’ Right To Protest CRT At Schools

Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz grilled Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke for calling parents who protest critical race theory “domestic terrorists” but not having any condemnations for Antifa or rioters.

Mark Levin: The FBI is turning into the East German Stasi

Fox News host blasts the DOJ weaponizing FBI to target parents challenging indoctrination on ‘Hannity’.

Rep. Herrell warns of ‘flawed’ Afghan refugee vetting process after alleged attacks

Those concerns were exacerbated after a number of reports of alleged crimes by refugees on the bases. Herrell’s visit to Fort Bliss comes after a female soldier alleged that she was attacked by a group of Afghan refugees at the base. The FBI is investigating.

“We just want to ensure the safety of the American people because what is most concerning to me is if we can’t protect service member on a military installation in the United States of America, what does that look like for Anytown, USA?” she said.

“There’s no accountability, this was a rushed process by this administration.

We’ve been in briefings with [Secretary of State Antony] Blinken, Mayorkas, [Defense Secretary Lloyd] Austin, [Gen. Mark] Milley have not been able to get good information on the vetting process. We know it is flawed.”

World News:

CCP Deploying Psychological Warfare: Report

In France, a report that details the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) influence operations—including tactics used against the United States—is receiving media coverage.

A former top editor at international news agency AFP says the findings are terrifying.

Bennett-Putin talks regional security; US signals Iran ‘time is running out’ – TV7 Israel News 07.10

1) Israeli Navy Chief of Staff Rear Admiral David Sa’ar Salma stresses that the right of the Jewish people to live in their ancestral homeland, with tranquility, honor and peace, remains a persistent struggle in the face of many constant dangers.

2) U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken stresses that while Washington is keen on reviving the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran; the latter’s actions are diminishing those prospects.

3) Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett discusses with Russian President Vladimir Putin various regional matters regarding security and diplomacy.

US Special Forces secretly deployed to Taiwan for at least a year: report

(AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)
(AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)

U.S. forces have been working to train the Taiwanese military in an attempt to shore up the Indo-Pacific nation’s defenses, first reported the Wall Street Journal

Officials told the publication that over the last year roughly two dozen members of U.S. Special Operation units and supporting troops have conducted ground training while the Marines have worked to train small boat units. 

The news comes just days after a record number of Chinese military planes entered Taiwan’s air defense zone.

Taiwan seeks support after Chinese incursions

Taiwan will ensure regional peace and stability and seeks to work with other like-minded democracies, President Tsai Ing-wen told senior French and Australian dignitaries on Thursday, days after a dramatic spike in tensions with China. Olivia Chan reports.

Biden remarks on US–China ‘Taiwan Agreement’; Chinese whistleblower confesses to Uyghur torture

In China’s Shanxi Province, authorities warn of more landslides to come as the region faces continued heavy rains.

Another deadly infectious disease has appeared in China. The bacteria was transmitted from birds to humans.

For the first time, a Chinese police officer is speaking out about the torture of Uyghur detainees—something he says he was routinely ordered to perform.

Beijing might be ready for a “full-scale” invasion of Taiwan by 2025, based on a warning from the Taiwanese defense minister. But how are Taiwanese people responding? And what does President Joe Biden have to say?

Japan is taking action to deter Beijing. The country has stayed strictly on the defensive after World War II. But it may soon update that strategy to cope with Beijing’s aggression.

Commentary/Opinion:

Dr. Scott Gottlieb and Megyn Kelly on the COVID Vaccine and Children | The Megyn Kelly Show

Megyn Kelly is joined by Dr. Scott Gottlieb to discuss the hesitancy of vaccinating children, the vaccine mandates in schools, whether it’s worth vaccinating children or not, and much more.

How Effective Are Masks For Kids In School? With Dr. Scott Gottlieb | The Megyn Kelly Show

Megyn Kelly is joined by Dr. Scott Gottlieb to discuss whether children should be wearing masks in schools, if masks are effective, and much more.

Opinion: Manipulating viruses and risking pandemics is too dangerous. It’s time to stop.

 (Lynne Sladky/AP)
 (Lynne Sladky/AP)

Questions about public oversight, accident risks and pandemic origins are all legitimate. But perhaps the biggest question of all isn’t being asked insistently enough: Why is anyone trying to teach the world how to make viruses that could kill millions of people?

Like nuclear physics, with its potential for global catastrophe when put to destructive ends, the proliferation of pandemic biology ought to be considered a matter of international security.

Natural pandemics may be inevitable. Synthetic ones, constructed with full knowledge of society’s vulnerabilities, are not. Let’s not learn to make pandemics until we can reliably defend against them.

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