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The American Civil Liberties Union is condemning the threats that forced Ann Coulter to cancel her speech at the University of California, Berkeley.
“The unacceptable threats of violence that have led to the ‘hecklers’ veto’ of Ann Coulter’s speech at Berkeley are inconsistent with free speech principles that protect us all from government overreach,” David Cole, the ACLU’s national legal director, said in a statement Wednesday after Coulter canceled her appearance, which had been scheduled for Thursday.” More here. ACLU defends Coulter after Berkeley speech cancellation
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — “Far-right supporters planned rallies Thursday to denounce what they called an attempt to silence their conservative views after Ann Coulter said she was forced to cancel a speaking event at the University of California, Berkeley. Amid concerns violence might erupt, police erected barricades on the campus and dispatched officers in riot gear on motorcycles.” More here. FAR-RIGHT TO RALLY IN BERKELEY AFTER COULTER TALK CANCELED
“Three of the nation’s largest media organizations are being sued — two by the same lawyer — for racial discrimination.
A half-dozen people have filed suits against the New York Times and Fox News, while as many as 175 current and former employees have contacted lawyers about joining a class-action suit against CNN.” More here. Lawyers sue Times, CNN, Fox News for racial discrimination
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — “A gunman condemned to die for a 2014 sniper attack that killed a Pennsylvania trooper and injured a second arrived at the courthouse Thursday for his formal sentencing, one of his last stops before heading to the state’s crowded death row.” More here. CONDEMNED POLICE AMBUSH KILLER BACK IN COURT FOR SENTENCE
MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — “A man suspected of fatally shooting a Delaware state trooper was shot and killed by officers after a 20-hour standoff at his home, state police said Thursday.
The man, who has not been identified, walked out of the home about 9:15 a.m. He had been holed up there since the fatal shooting of the Cpl. Stephen J. Ballard a day earlier. The man was shot after he “engaged officers” and died at the scene, police said in a statement. Authorities planned a news conference Thursday afternoon to release more details.” More and Video here. POLICE: TROOPER SLAYING SUSPECT SHOT DEAD AFTER STANDOFF
On April 24, 2017, “Judicial Watch Director of Investigations and Research Chris Farrell appeared on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the Fox Business Network to discuss the Susan Rice Scandal and Judicial Watch’s lawsuit against the State Department and USAID regarding the funding of political activities of George Soros’ Open Society Foundation – Macedonia.” More here. Video: Will more intel be exposed in the Susan Rice scandal?
“An FBI agent testified against former Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown (Fla.) on Wednesday, stating that money from a charity intended for children’s education really went into the congresswoman and her daughter’s shared bank account.” More here. FBI Agent Testifies Money From Fake Charity Went Into Former Rep. Brown’s Personal Account
“A Texas senior law enforcement official whose corrupt acts Judicial Watch reported to the feds years ago, has been ousted from yet another job. His name is Jesus “Eddie” Campa and back in 2014 federal, state and municipal law enforcement sources told Judicial Watch the top cop was criminally indicted for embezzling millions of dollars in Homeland Security funds. At the time Campa was chief deputy of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPCSO), a Texas agency responsible for patrolling more than 1,000 square miles with a population of about 700,000.” More here. El Paso Sheriff Chief Deputy Ousted for Embezzlement Sacked from Another Police Job
“The senior U.S. Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific region told lawmakers Thursday that the North Korean crisis is the worst he’s seen — testifying that it’s only a matter of time before Kim Jong Un has the capability of launching a nuclear warhead toward the United States.” More here. North Korean crisis ‘worst I’ve seen,’ top Navy officer warns
Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis said the deaths occurred in an area in eastern Afghanistan where a small but destructive Islamic State cell poses a threat for Afghan and coalition forces.” More here. Two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan anti-Islamic State operation
BEIRUT (AP) — “An apparent Israeli missile attack on a Syrian military installation near Damascus International Airport shook the capital early on Thursday morning and raised tensions between the two hostile neighbors.
After nightfall, the Israeli military deployed its Patriot missile defense system to intercept a projectile incoming from Syria above the Golan Heights. The military did not elaborate on what it described as a “target” on Thursday night but Israeli media said a drone that had infiltrated from Syria was knocked out.” More here. After Damascus blasts, Israel intercepts ‘target’ from Syria
“In a refreshing move, the Trump administration is eliminating one of Barack Obama’s many outrageous amnesty initiatives, this one involving illegal immigrants from African countries affected by the Ebola virus a few years ago. The Ebola amnesty scandal got buried in the hoopla of the administration’s broad executive order protecting millions of illegal alien Mexicans and Central Americans, but it was just as alarming. Launched in 2014, the Ebola reprieve was issued separately—and quietly—via a Temporary Protected Status (TPS), a humanitarian program that’s supposed to be short-term.” More here. Trump Ends Obama’s African Ebola Amnesty
“President remarks on the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement” Video here. Trump: If I can’t renegotiate NAFTA, I’ll terminate it
WASHINGTON (AP) — “President Donald Trump on Thursday unleashed a tweetstorm of criticism of Democrats involved in tense negotiations on a spending bill to keep the government open, accusing them of trying to close national parks and jeopardize the safety of U.S. troops over demands to provide Americans with health care.
The talks involving congressional Republicans and Democrats had progressed relatively smoothly after the White House had backed off a threat to withhold payments that help lower-income Americans pay their medical bills and Trump dropped a demand for money for the border wall.” More here. In tweetstorm, Trump takes aim at Democrats on spending bill