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Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie accused of perjury; attorney Barbara Myrick also indicted
Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie and General Counsel Barbara Myrick were arrested Wednesday as part of a statewide grand jury probe into the district.
Runcie was arrested on a charge of perjury in an official proceeding, a third-degree felony. Myrick was arrested on a charge of unlawful disclosure of statewide grand jury proceedings, also a third-degree felony.
Agents of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Runcie, 59, and Myrick, 72, for their testimony before the grand jury, which was impaneled to investigate possible failures in following school-related safety laws and mismanaging funds solicited for school safety initiatives.
AUDIO: Head of woke NY school fires teacher, accuses him of lying about ‘demonizing white people’ comments. But the teacher recorded their conversation.
Newly released audio appears to show the head of an elite New York City school admitting to a whistleblower teacher that the institution is, in fact, engaged in the systematic indoctrination of its students.
Paul Rossi, a math teacher at Grace Church School in Manhattan, recently slammed his employer in an open letter published by former New York Times opinion editor Bari Weiss, in which he denounced the institution’s “indoctrination” of students through harmful “antiracist” training and teaching.
In response, Rossi reportedly hit back with an email of his own, in which he accused his boss of privately expressing concerns with the school’s progressive indoctrination initiatives despite publicly expressing support for them.
In the audio, released by the Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism, Davison appears to say the exact words that Rossi accused him of saying.
It has been noted by many that a lot of the riot types in Portland are “down with the struggle” white people.
That seems a little racist at first blush. Probably because seeing a bunch of white people speak and act for black people is.
It would appear that some of the radical left black hierarchy in the City of Roses are no longer amused by the antics of their woke white brethren:
The over forty people who signed onto this letter are pretty much admitting what we on this side of the political aisle have been saying for years: white liberals just see minorities as pawns to be used for their own purposes.
Portland has been a renewable powder keg since last May. It will be interesting if this will have any impact on reducing the constant turmoil there.
Or if the woke white libs will merely continue doing what they’ve always done.
On Tuesday, a Virginia city fired a police lieutenant after a data breach at a crowdfunding site revealed that the lieutenant had contributed to the legal fund of Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old boy who opened fire amid riots in Kenosha, Wisc., seemingly in self-defense.
The cop, like a few other police officers across the country, had mistakenly used his official email address to make the donation. He had also posted a comment supporting Rittenhouse.
The police department had placed Kelly on administrative duty on April 16, after the report of the donation and comments first broke.
The city manager’s statement noted that Rittenhouse faces multiple felony charges, including homicide. The statement did not explain that a New York Times video analysis provided strong evidence that Rittenhouse fired in self-defense.
“The choice of words used by the police in the application were persuasive and wrong,” Justice Christopher J. Burns wrote in his Jan. 14 decision to dismiss the case.
“As a result, this court must find there was a reckless disregard for the true nature of the item and must suppress any items recovered through the search warrant.”
On the afternoon of January 7, 2020, West Seneca police, as well as agents from Homeland Security Investigations, ATF, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Postal Inspector’s Office arrived at Andrews’ home after his solvent trap purchase was flagged by Customs and Border Protection agents in California.
After entering his home, law enforcement located firearms that allowed them to charge Andrews with eight counts of felony weapons possession.
Since Friday, at least 600 Venezuelan nationals have entered through the small West Texas town. Most will be summarily released into the community to travel to their intended final destinations in the United States.
On Friday, Border Patrol apprehended 167 Venezuelans in the same area. On Sunday, 112 made entry. On Monday, 106 arrived in the same area.
This group will more than likely be released into the United States to pursue asylum claims even though they would not qualify for the TPS designation.
The source reports many of the Venezuelans interviewed during the week directly attributed the suspension of deportations by the Biden Administration as the impetus for their entry into the United States
EcoHeatlh Alliance, a New York biomedical nonprofit headed by British zoologist Peter Daszak, has been under scrutiny for more than a year due to its funneling of hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a coronavirus research facility that sits just a few miles from where the first large outbreak of COVID-19 reportedly took place.
Though many questions remain unanswered as to how those funds were spent at the Wuhan lab, EcoHealth has nevertheless over the past year been the recipient of two whopping government bailouts bankrolled by U.S. taxpayers as part of a COVID relief program.
The lab’s experiments, funded in part by U.S. taxpayer dollars by way of EcoHealth, used “infectious clone technology, in vitro and in vivo infection experiments and analysis of receptor binding” to make those determinations.
The analysis measured tax costs across all 50 states to determine the states that have the lowest tax burden for residents. It grades states from A to E, with A being the highest grade.
MoneyGeek estimated tax-friendliness by measuring the impact of property, state, local, and sales taxes on a married couple making the median national income of $82,852, with one child and a $349,400 home, to assess each state’s tax-friendliness.
Nevada earned an A grade in the analysis, followed by Alaska, Florida, and Tennessee as the tax-friendliest states. Only Wyoming had a lower tax burden than Nevada.
The university went on to say that such racial segregation will “advance racial equity,” adding, “there is work for white people and people of color to do separately and together.”
“There will be an affinity group for white folx and an affinity group for people of color,” the email states.
Regarding the segregated groups, the university explained that “for white people, an affinity group provides time and space to work explicitly and intentionally on understanding white culture and white privilege and to increase one’s critical analysis around these concepts.”
“For people of color, a caucus is a place to work with peers to address the impact of racism, to interrupt experiences of internalized racism, and to create a space for healing and working for individual and collective liberation,” the email adds.
The knife can be seen in the girl’s hand as she appears to attempt to stab the girl in pink. The officer fires his weapon and the girl falls to the ground.
The video shows the knife laying beside her.
Columbus officials quickly released the officer’s bodycam video in “an effort to be transparent” about the incident leading to the officer’s decision to shoot.
It appears the officer shot to save the life of the girl in pink.
The Postal Service is running a ‘covert operations program’ that monitors Americans’ social media posts
The law enforcement arm of the U.S. Postal Service has been quietly running a program that tracks and collects Americans’ social media posts, including those about planned protests, according to a document obtained by Yahoo News.
The details of the surveillance effort, known as iCOP, or Internet Covert Operations Program, have not previously been made public.
The work involves having analysts trawl through social media sites to look for what the document describes as “inflammatory” postings and then sharing that information across government agencies.
In the video, the driver blared his horn to clear the street and proceed. The crowd blocked his way and began shouting at the driver and beating on his truck.
“Hit him again,” one protester yells. “You f**king hit him again.”
One of the protesters climbs up on the step by the driver’s door and begins beating on the window. Another man climbs onto the hood of the truck and yells, “Are you out of your f**king mind?”
On 21 April, 2021, Andy Ngo went on Sky News Australia to speak with Rita Panahi about Derek Chauvin’s murder conviction of George Floyd and the reaction from BLM-Antifa.
The lawsuit targets House Bill 176, which wiped out same-day registration, and Senate Bill 169, which upgraded rules for allowable voter identification.
The lawsuit argues that protecting against fraud was unnecessary because no fraud had been documented, the publication reported.
It also claims young voters are particularly unable to follow the new rules. It also claims the new rules for voter ID are just too hard on students.
Democratic lawmakers and expert witnesses pushing President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion “green infrastructure” package stand to profit from the plan, financial records reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon show.
Stephen Soukup, author of The Dictatorship of Woke Capital, highlighted the Biden administration’s ties to “woke” financial services firms pushing for a “zero-carbon future.”
“The aggressiveness of the efforts on the part of the Biden administration in this direction—specifically with regulations that will benefit former firms of a lot of the players in the Biden administration—is, I would say, unprecedented,” Soukup told the Free Beacon.
“Many Wall Street executives who have been telling their clients to invest in green energy stocks are now key Biden administration officials and will use taxpayer dollars to buy those green products,” Turner said.
“We talk about Big Pharma and the military-industrial complex, but big green is a real thing, and some people are going to get very rich thanks to the taxpayers.”
The Federal Trade Commission could soon begin investigating big tech companies whose algorithms result in racially biased ads or search results, signaling the Biden administration’s willingness to directly challenge social media companies’ main sources of revenue.
Companies like Facebook use algorithms that target ads to narrow sets of consumers by processing huge quantities of data, including user activity, location, and facial recognition. Facebook has faced scrutiny for its micro-targeting tools, which let landlords market their apartments exclusively to white people and let employers target certain demographics for job postings.
The FTC’s statement, released on the agency’s official blog, sets the stage for the first high-profile battle between the Biden administration and big tech. Big tech companies draw much of their revenue from advertising targeted to users’ personal information. That function could be sharply curtailed if the FTC considers ad targeting discriminatory.
Home Depot responded to a boycott campaign by Black faith leaders in Georgia for its apolitical stance over the state’s new voting law. A ‘Mornings with Maria’ panel weighs in.
Republican Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday announced that he is deploying the state’s National Guard to the border and issuing an emergency declaration in response to the growing migrant crisis.
“It’s just as bad, if not worse, than the coverage we’ve been seeing,” Ducey said in a statement. The U.S. border patrol is overwhelmed, local law enforcement and mayors are calling out for help.
Citizens in our border communities are concerned for their safety and non-profits left to pick up the pieces of broken federal policies are strained.”
The Guard will be involved with installing and maintaining border cameras, collecting data, analyzing imagery for trends in border crossings, and helping with operations at detention centers, Ducey’s office said.
Ducey had indicated for weeks that he was considering deploying the Guard and had requested federal reimbursement to do so.
“For those who really are thinking this will help to bring more average Americans in, get more diverse views, moderate the system and do away with special interests,
I think they’re going to be very disappointed,” Brad Smith, founder of the Institute for Free Speech and a former FEC chairman, told Fox News in an interview.
Institute for Free Speech President David Keating described the provision “as a subsidy for Congress’ most powerful, famous, and notorious members.”
Democrats are roundly rejecting a still unfinished counteroffer to President Joe Biden’s $2.5 trillion spending package, potentially moving the slim Senate majority ever-closer to abandoning talks with Republicans on a bipartisan bill.
Democrats argue that the GOP plan to spend fewer than $1 trillion and focus on brick and mortar infrastructure is a non-starter and is not the basis for bipartisan negotiations.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) called the proposal “totally anemic” and an “insult” to Biden’s offer.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) summarized Democrats’ feelings by observing that “the Republican proposal does not meet the moment.”
The Fox News contributor discusses the Derek Chauvin trial, racism in America, and the media.
FOX News senior political analyst tells ‘Fox News Primetime’ we need to stand up and say ‘America is the least racist country on Earth.’
Tucker Carlson Tonight’ host says politics ‘intruded at every level of this case.’
1) Israel warns Iran’s Lebanese proxy Hezbollah of “heavy consequences” if it would attempt to challenge the security of the Jewish state.
2) The Commanding Officer of the U.S. Central Command labels Iran to be “the greatest source of instability” in the wider-Middle East.
3) Talks between world powers and Iran, alongside indirect consultations with the United States, on ways to revive the 2015 nuclear agreement conclude with no apparent breakthrough.
“Under the current leadership of Xi Jinping, the prospects for religious freedom — and human rights more broadly — are becoming ever-more bleak,” the report stated. “With no meaningful political liberalisation in sight, repression and persecution will continue and, with the tools of modern technology, become even more intrusive and pervasive.”
“Freedom of religion in China is currently subjected to the most serious crackdown since the Cultural Revolution,” it noted, while also providing numerous specific examples of why this is the case.
The report also observed that of all the 198 countries and territories investigated in the Pew Research Center’s 2020 annual report tracking global patterns in restrictions on religion, China registered the highest score on the Government Restrictions Index (GRI).
Police clashed with protesters in Berlin on Wednesday as they tried to disperse a rally against the coronavirus lockdown while parliament debated a law to give the national government more powers to fight a third wave of the pandemic.
Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks about reactions to the Derek Chauvin verdict in the George Floyd murder trial.
The Joe Biden press conference after the Chauvin trial reveals the desire of Democrats to exploit George Floyd’s death for political purposes. Nancy Pelosi made a truly bizarre comment where she thanked George Floyd for “sacrificing your life for justice”.
AOC responds by connecting the Derek Chauvin trial to universal healthcare.
Meanwhile a guilty verdict was not enough to stop some members of Black Lives Matter and Antifa from violence and rioting. All through this the media has pushed the lies about the rates of police brutality and police violence.
This leads to insane calls to defund the police even while crime statistics show crime skyrocketing where these types of measures are applied.
You will be tarred and feathered for going against the narrative.
Those who enable this don’t realize that it will eventually happen to them too.
There is no end to this mania.
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