News and Headlines.8/6/2020

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In The News:

Murder Charges Filed Against Suspect in Fatal CHOP Zone Shooting

“The suspect, Marcel Levon Long, is still at-large. A warrant for his arrest has been issued. On June 20, shots rang out inside CHOP, killing 19-year-old Horace Lorenzo Anderson,” KING 5 reported.

Seattle police officers arrested at least 23 people after Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) ordered the zone cleared out on July 1, Breitbart News reported.

The KING 5 report said Wednesday that when Long is found and taken into custody, his bail will be set at $2 million.

NAACP Stands by Chapter President Who Shared Anti-Semitic Image

In a statement to the Philadelphia Tribune, NAACP spokeswoman Austyn Ross said the organization is “saddened and deeply disappointed by the harm caused by Mr. Muhammad’s actions” but did not call for Muhammad’s resignation.

The picture depicted a caricature of a Jewish man and included the phrase, “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize”—a quote attributed to neo-Nazi Kevin Alfred Strom.

Muhammad has quoted or otherwise promoted Farrakhan in multiple Facebook posts.

Appeals court trashes Obama administration prosecution of Bundys

Cliven Bundy
Cliven Bundy

The appeals court found “flagrant misconduct” by the prosecution.

Lawyer Larry Klayman, who also runs Freedom Watch, said, “My client Cliven Bundy, having been forced to endure the emotional distress and physical harm of being arrested and denied bail, being thrown in solitary confinement for no valid reason, denied right of counsel and a speedy trial and then, after about two years of illegal incarceration, had to endure a sham and fraudulent trial, where exculpatory evidence was hidden, prosecutors lied to the presiding judge, and where a whistleblower came forward to disclose that there had been a ‘kill list’ by some agents of the Bureau of Land Management on the heads of the Bundys, is now relieved that this nightmare is over.”

He said the prosecutors “were previously caught lying to the court, suborning perjury, threatening whistleblower Larry Wooten and, put simply, committing crimes.”

ANTIFA BLM Portland Has Officially Moved Into Residential Neighborhoods

After Antifa were dispersed by police following the attack on the East Precinct, they tried to blind a woman at her home with lasers and attacked her.

These lasers are no joke, they will permanently blind you and burn through cardboard.

Antifa have gone into residential parts of the city after moving on from attacking federal courthouse.

O’Keefe vs FBI: Project Veritas Founder James O’Keefe DENIED Constitutional Right to Bear Arms

New York, NY – August 6, 2020] Project Veritas Action and Project Veritas today released a video of James O’Keefe III, who has never been convicted of a felony, being denied the right to keep and bear arms.

The rejection has led O’Keefe to file a lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

When asked why the FBI has denied his ability to purchase a firearm, the FBI disclosed O’Keefe is falsely identified as a convicted felon on the NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Check) list.

He has never been convicted of a felony.

11 alleged MS-13 members arrested for sex trafficking 13-year-old girl

A 48-page FBI affidavit claims the girl ran away from a group home in Fairfax in August 2018 with a 16-year-old friend who was connected to MS-13.

A child trafficking task force found the girl nearly two months later at an apartment in Mount Rainier, Maryland.

The girl told authorities that she was twice beaten on her backside and legs 26 times with a baseball bat — once as an initiation to the gang, and once as a punishment for talking to rival gang members and allegedly stealing from fellow gang members.

The affidavit states that multiple gang members sexually assaulted her, and that the gang prostituted her on multiple occasions in northern Virginia and Maryland.

Florida woman arrested in fatal shooting of Burger King employee over drive-thru delay

Ashley Mason, 31, was arrested Wednesday in connection with the Saturday killing of a 22-year-old Burger King employee,
Ashley Mason, 31, was arrested Wednesday in connection with the Saturday killing of a 22-year-old Burger King employee, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. (OSCO)

A Florida woman was arrested in connection with the death of a young Burger King employee, days after her husband was also nabbed for shooting the worker in the restaurant parking lot following a fight over the drive-through delay, police said.

The Aug. 1 shooting followed an argument involving the Burger King’s manager, Joshua and a woman, whom police officials later identified as Mason.

Police said Mason had allegedly grown irate over the long wait time at the fast-food restaurant’s drive-thru, where she ordered $33.11 worth of food.

3 Massachusetts police officers stabbed or slashed; suspect in custody

The agency said Saugus police had confirmed three officers were stabbed or slashed. It said all three were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital and are expected to survive.

A fourth officer was also hospitalized for precautionary reasons.

A large presence of police and emergency responders was seen early Thursday in Saugus, tweeted WCVB-TV reporter Matt Reed. He reported that a neighbor said he saw three police officers being taken away in an ambulance.

Network evening newscasts skip Sally Yates admitting James Comey went ‘rogue’ with Flynn interview

MRC news analyst Nicholas Fondacaro, who monitors broadcast news coverage, called it “another example of the broadcast networks covering up the degree of corruption in the Russia investigation,” as Yates told the committee she was upset upon learning Comey interviewed Flynn without her authorization.

“Instead of reporting on Yates’s shocking testimony, all three networks boasted how former Vice President Joe Biden decided to give his convention speech from the safety of his basement in Delaware,” Fondacaro wrote.

Viewers missed an interesting exchange when committee chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., asked Yates about the circumstances surrounding the interview, particularly the actions of Comey.

Should US go back into coronavirus lockdown?

Commentary/Opinion:
FOX NEWS VIDEO: Reaction from author Alex Berenson and Committee to Unleash Prosperity president Phil Kerpen.

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Is the left ignoring positive data about hydroxychloroquine treating COVID-19?

Commentary/Opinion:
FOX NEWS VIDEO: Reaction and analysis from cardiologist Dr. Ramin Oskoui.

Early treatment with hydroxychloroquine: a country-randomized controlled trial

Aug 5
Countries have adopted or declined early treatment, forming a country-randomized controlled trial with over 2.5B people.

Treatment countries show a significantly lower death rate.

Early treatment study

Jul 3

Early treatment results in 84% lower hospitalization and 80% lower death-hospitalization,

Global HCQ studies. PrEP, PEP, and early treatment studies show high effectiveness, while late treatment shows mixed results.

Jun 11
COVID-19 treatment analysis:

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Tucker: What happens to New York City matters to the rest of us

Commentary/Opinion:
NYC setting up coronavirus quarantine checkpoints.

Politics:

Police create super PAC to target ‘defund’ politicians

America’s police are pushing back.

Under assault by the liberal “defund movement” pushed by Black Lives Matter, police associations from several cities have formed a federal super PAC to tackle politicians that support efforts to cut policing and police funds.

The Protect and Serve PAC will jump into races “where there is a clear distinction between candidates who embrace the disastrous policy of ‘defunding the police’ and those who recognize the central role law enforcement plays in keeping our cities and neighborhoods safe,” according to a statement.

Israel Boycott Supporter Wins Missouri Democratic Primary

Bush defeated Lacy Clay, a 20-year incumbent who supported Israel in a district with a significant Jewish population.

Moreover, it was Clay who in the final days of the campaign, disseminated a booklet exposing Bush’s ties to Palestinian Activist Linda Sarsour and her support for BDS, Jewish Insider first reported.

The mailer featured a number of charges against the progressive candidate including her support for an end to military aid to Israel, according to the report.

It also alleged that she “failed to condemn antisemitic comments by her fellow staffers while working as a national surrogate for Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.”

Trump reacts to NY AG’s lawsuit against the NRA: I told them to move to Texas

Trump slams Biden and reacts to the lawsuit against the NRA before leaving for Ohio.

Oregon Governor Brown Fooled by Russian Pranksters, Pledges Military Help for Ukraine

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus, File)
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus, File)

Oregon Governor Kate Brown (D-Portland) fell for a hoax call from Russian pranksters in a video released this week.

In the video, Governor Brown says she will talk to her team about providing military assistance to Ukraine in response to the occupation by Russian forces.

After exchanging pleasantries, Vovan, posing as a government official, asks Brown whether Oregon could provide military assistance.

Brown says, “I would certainly need to talk to my team about the logistics about that, but I’d be willing to have that conversation.”

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White House adviser: Fighting human trafficking, modern-day slavery means protecting U.S. border

A senior White House adviser argued in a video interview with Just the News that in their criticism of President Trump’s strong border control policies, the political left ignores that fighting modern-day slavery and human trafficking means successfully protecting U.S. borders.

“The president gets a lot of pushback on his immigration stance,” said Brooke Rollins, Acting Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council.

“But at the end of the day, when you talk about safe and secure borders, really the people you’re trying to protect are those women and their children who were crossing, who are trying to get to America, who immediately get put into a trafficking lane and are never able to escape.”

Her comments come as she joined Attorney General Robert Barr and White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump on Tuesday at the White House to announce $35 million in housing assistance grants from the Department of Justice for victims of human trafficking.

Seattle City Council rejects plan to cut police department budget in half

FOX NEWS VIDEO: Seattle Police Officers Guild President Mike Solan says 100 officers will still be lost in the budget cycle, leading to a rise in 911 wait times and crime.

Minneapolis Charter Commission blocks controversial policing proposal from November ballot

In June, Council Member Alondra Cano spoke during "The Path Forward" meeting at Powderhorn Park. The focus of the meeting was the defunding of the Minneapolis Police Department.
In June, Council Member Alondra Cano spoke during “The Path Forward” meeting at Powderhorn Park. The focus of the meeting was the defunding of the Minneapolis Police Department.JERRY HOLT – STAR TRIBUNE

In a 10-5 vote, the Minneapolis Charter Commission decided Wednesday to block a controversial policing proposal from the November ballot by invoking its right to take more time to review it.

“We have an obligation to make sure that what is going on the ballot gives the voters an informed choice, that they can make a decision in a thoughtful way,” said Charter Commissioner Andrew Kozak, adding that he didn’t think the proposal accomplished that.

It could still come before voters next year. But the commission’s action to keep it off this year’s ballot dealt a major setback to activists and City Council members who have worked to transform Minneapolis’ public safety system following the police killing of George Floyd.

Biden raises eyebrows with remark contrasting African American, Latino diversity

During an interview that aired at the convention of the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists, NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro pressed the presumptive Democratic nominee if he would “re-engage” with Cuba as president, something she suggested would have an impact on Cuban-American voters in Florida.

“Yes, yes,” Biden responded.

“And by the way, what you all know, but most people don’t know, unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things.”

Biden sparked controversy across social media on Wednesday after a preview clip from the interview showed a separate tense exchange with CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett on whether the former VP has taken a cognitive test.

5 Problems with Universal Mail-In Voting

Commentary/Opinion:
Tipping Point With Liz Wheeler on OAN.

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Sanders: If Biden can’t handle questions, how can he handle being president?

2020 hopeful Joe Biden snaps at a reporter who asked him if he took a cognitive test; former White House press secretary and Fox News contributor Sarah Sanders reacts.

Las Vegas: Over 223K Mail-In Ballots Bounced as ‘Undeliverable’ in Recent Primary Election

AP Photo/Seth Wenig
AP Photo/Seth Wenig

According to data collected by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) from the Clark County Election Department, a total of 223,469 mail-in ballots sent to registered voters for the June 9 primary election ended up bouncing as “undeliverable” — 17 percent of the total 1,325,934 mail-in ballots that were sent out in the county.

For comparison, in the 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018 general elections, the entire state of Nevada recorded just 5,863 mail-in ballots as “undeliverable.” That data comes from U.S. Election Assistance Commission surveys.

World News:

IDF maintains northern alert; US demands Iran’ arms embargo – TV7 Israel News 06.08.20

1) Despite the devastating blast in Beirut; the Israeli maintains a heightened state of alert along Israel’s northern front with Lebanon for fear of an attack by Hezbollah.

2) The United States prepares to force the international community to extend a U.N. arms embargo on the Islamic Republic of Iran – the number one recorded state sponsor of terror.

3) The Municipal building in Tel Aviv lit up with the Lebanese flag as a show of solidarity with the Residents of Beirut.

China sentences Canadian to death on drugs charge

Ketamine has become popular as a recreational drug (file picture)
Ketamine has become popular as a recreational drug (file picture)SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

His alleged accomplice, Wen Guanxiong, was given a life sentence.

No details of the case were disclosed. He is the third Canadian to be sentenced to death in China recently.

Relations between the countries have been tense since the arrest of a Huawei executive in Vancouver in late 2018.

China’s foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said there was no connection between the case and the current state of China-Canada relations.

Whistleblower Dr. Li-Meng Yan Exposes the Chinese Communist Party’s COVID 19 Coverup

Commentary/Opinion:
Since the outbreak began, over 18 million people have contracted coronavirus. The global economy is facing the worst crisis since the Great Depression.

And statistics say over 700,000 people have died.

But was all of this preventable?

Dr. Li Meng Yan says that in December 2019 she was told by her supervisor at the Hong Kong School of Public Health to investigate the mysterious virus that had emerged in Wuhan, China.

So what did she uncover? And what was the cost of speaking out?

Commentary/Opinion:

Teachers Unions Are Attempting Political Blackmail. It’s Time To Break Them Up

It’s not enough that public school teachers and the college professors who train them are increasingly prone to teaching leftist absurdities like “2+2=5” or presenting the mendacious 1619 Project as legitimate American history.

Teachers unions are now trying to blackmail the entire country into meeting a set of leftist political demands for reopening the schools this fall, using COVID-19 as their excuse.

Of course, the pandemic certainly presents challenges for re-opening schools, but other sectors of society have managed to rise to the occasion over the past several months to keep the country running.

Grocery stores clerks, truck drivers, warehouse workers, and of course police, firefighters, doctors, and nurses—all have kept working, sometimes under tough conditions and sometimes at great personal risk.

Then there are teachers unions.

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If Teachers Won’t Teach, Follow Ronald Reagan’s Example and Fire Them

Source: AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file
Source: AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file

When 13,000 air traffic controllers walked off the job in August 1981, President Ronald Reagan had this to say: “Tell them when the strike’s over, they don’t have any jobs.”

The media, not yet fully familiar with the seriousness with which Reagan intended to govern, scoffed at the president’s threat. But it was not a bluff.

Two days later, when more than 11,000 controllers refused to come back, Reagan fired them all.

It was a powerful move, and demonstrated to the entire country that essential public employees serve the public, not union bosses.

America’s public school teachers should be reminded of this fact.

Should Democrat Party Pay Slavery Reparations? Young People Think So…

Campus Reform Digital Reporter Eduardo Neret asked young Americans if they support paying reparations for slavery, and if Democrats, given the party’s history in supporting slavery, should pay.

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