In The News Today: 4/19/2022

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US News:

BLM Protester Gets LAID OUT After Fighting Black Police Officer (VIDEO)

Black Lives Matter protesters got into an altercation with police in Pittsburgh that ended with a black officer punching and arresting one of the protesters. The video is going viral.

A group of roughly 20 BLM protesters is seen shouting at police officers. Protesters gathered following the death of Jim Rogers, who died in the hospital after being tasered by eight police officers in October.

The radical group refused to comply with officers and began fighting with them while shouting “black lives matter.” Things didn’t end well for the protesters as some of them are tackled and arrested. 

Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Claims He Witnessed Incident Where CNN Tried To Falsify News

REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said on Monday evening that he knows that CNN promotes false news reporting because he witnessed the far-left network try to cause conflict during the Ferguson, Missouri riots back in 2014.

Dorsey made the revelation in a response to a tweet from Miss Universe Iraq 2017 Sarah Abdali Idan who said, “Even @CNN sometimes sell false news.

I know this from covering Iraq events in 2019. People need to understand every media is prone to either mistakes or deliberate corruption. Do your own investigation before believing what they’re selling you.”

Dorsey responded, “I know this from being on the streets of Ferguson during the protests and watching them try to create conflict and film it causing the protestors to chant ‘f*** CNN’.”

New York Subway Still Requiring Masks, DC Metro Makes Them Optional

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New York City’s subway system is still requiring masks for passengers in the wake of a federal judge’s decision to halt the federal mandate on public transportation while the Metro in Washington, DC, made them optional.

“Masks continue to be required on NY public transit for now pursuant to NYS Health Dept determination,” Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) spokesman Tim Mitton tweeted late Monday, linking to a March 2, 2022 determination by the New York State Department of Health.

The judge said she ruled against the mandate because the CDC went past its authority, did not follow the rulemaking process and did not provide a good enough reason for continuing the mandate.

Confused About the Second COVID Booster? So Are Some of the Experts

A vaccine expert says the government has made the fourth COVID-19 dose available to large swaths of the population who don’t need it.(Hannah Beier / Bloomberg)
A vaccine expert says the government has made the fourth COVID-19 dose available to large swaths of the population who don’t need it.
(Hannah Beier / Bloomberg)

Vaccine resisters have accused the federal government of pushing COVID-19 shots without ensuring that the benefits outweigh the risks. But what about when one of the people raising questions about the latest round of jabs is Paul A. Offit, arguably the most prominent supporter of vaccines in the nation, a vocal force against people who spread silly myths about vaccination and himself the developer of a vaccine against rotavirus.

Offit has concerns about additional boosters.

Other prominent vaccine experts have been raising questions too, including Phil Krause, a former deputy director of the FDA Office of Vaccines Research and Review, and Luciana Borio, formerly the agency’s acting chief scientist, who co-wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal titled “You Likely Don’t Need a Fourth COVID Shot.”

Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, said waning immunity makes repeated boosting unsustainable.

Supreme Court rules against Air Force officer who refused COVID vaccine

The U.S. Supreme Court. Photo: Eric Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images
The U.S. Supreme Court. Photo: Eric Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Jonathan Dunn had said he sought emergency relief to protect himself from “further punishment, including a discharge.” He was removed from his command after he refused the vaccine, believing it violates his faith.

  • Elizabeth B. Prelogar, the U.S. solicitor general, wrote in response to Dunn’s application that “the Air Force has a compelling interest in requiring applicant to be as medically and physically prepared for deployment with his reserve unit as possible, particularly because his unit is designed to be deployable worldwide with just 72 hours’ notice.”
  • The unsigned order did not provide the court’s reasoning but noted that Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch dissented with the decision to deny the application for an injunction.

Worth noting: The Supreme Court’s ruling follows last month’s decision, which said the Navy can consider vaccination status when determining deployments or assignments for SEALS and other special operations personnel.

“The Sickest Generation in History” – The Decline of Children’s Health After the Introduction of More Jabs

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr: “We do know that the same year that [we put more vaccines on the schedule], you had this explosion of chronic disease…

Our children are now the sickest generation in history, and CDC shrugs its shoulders. Where’s this autism epidemic coming from?

They say, ‘We don’t know.’ Where is the obesity epidemic coming from? Where’s the diabetes epidemic coming from? Why do our kids have peanut allergies, which essentially didn’t exist prior to 1989?”

Recording of AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot ‘Millions of [Immunocompromised] People Can’t Be Vaxxed

AstraZeneca Source Recording from 2020 Shows CEO Pascal Soriot Saying, ‘Millions of [Immunocompromised] People Can’t Be Vaccinated…Antibody [Treatment] Has Enormous Potential’ •

Project Veritas has obtained a December, 2020 company-wide Zoom call during which AstraZeneca CEO, Pascal Soriot, discusses complications with COVID vaccines that contradict guidance from health officials on the matter such as the World Health Organization.

Luke Rosiak: Many Schools Exploited the Pandemic to Push Through Harmful ‘Equity’ Policies | CLIP

Investigative reporter Luke Rosiak is the author of “Race to the Bottom: Uncovering the Secret Forces Destroying American Public Education.”

He argues many American public schools took advantage of the pandemic to push through radical policies, like getting rid of standardized testing or switching to new, inflated grading scales.

The purpose is to hide devastating teaching failures that have caused large swaths of American children, especially minority students, to fall woefully behind, Rosiak argues.

Jason Whitlock: The Masses Are Awakened to the “True Agenda of the Alphabet Mafia”

“The silencing of Trump and the sabotage of Parler awakened the masses to the corruption and true agenda of the alphabet mafia.

They’re not promoting fairness, equality, and a higher form of democracy. They’re making offers people can’t refuse in pursuit of authoritarian rulership and a New World Order.”

“No War” and Climate Activists Arrested in Manhattan

At least 7 arrested Mon. afternoon in #NYC’s financial district near the Wall Street bull. Climate activists & anti-war protesters demanding U.S. taxpayer money not fund war & the Biden administration lower carbon emissions

Florida Airbnb owner alerted police to footage of murder victim seen carried from home

This compilation shows still images of the three men Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said were seen on Ring doorbell camera carrying murder victim Xavier Antonio Johnson from a Florida Airbnb.  (Polk County Sheriff's Office)
This compilation shows still images of the three men Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said were seen on Ring doorbell camera carrying murder victim Xavier Antonio Johnson from a Florida Airbnb.  (Polk County Sheriff’s Office)

“The owner of the Airbnb looked on the security cameras and saw this traffic in and out of her house, saw this apparently deceased or very seriously injured person being carried out, and she called us,” Judd told reporters Monday. “And that’s how we found the crime scene.” 

Judd said the three men have since been identified and are under investigation. The sheriff on Monday announced the arrest of the murder suspect and said investigators were seeking to identify his associate seen arriving at the Airbnb and later fleeing in a hurry in a second video clip newly released to the public. 

Justin Jenkins, 29, was arrested in Volusia County, Florida, on an out-of-county warrant charging him with first degree murder and robbery with a firearm/deadly weapon. His criminal history includes 35 previous felonies and 20 previous misdemeanors, 

NC man exonerated on murder charge after 21 years wins $6M lawsuit but city refuses to pay

Darryl Anthony Howard (left) wipes away tears after Judge Orlando Hudson rules to vacate his murder conviction on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. (Chuck Liddy/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
Darryl Anthony Howard (left) wipes away tears after Judge Orlando Hudson rules to vacate his murder conviction on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. (Chuck Liddy/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

Darryl Anthony Howard, who was exonerated in 2016 and pardoned in 2021 by Gov. Roy Cooper after serving 21 years of an 80-year jail sentence, was awarded $6 million by a federal grand jury in December, according to The News & Observer.

The jury also found that Howard’s wrongful convictions were a result of retired detective Darrell Dowdy fabricating evidence and performing an inadequate investigation.

In a series closed-door session meetings between December and February, however, the Durham City Council voted against paying the judgment on Dowdy’s behalf.

The city also expects Howard to pay the legal fees of the two city employees who were dismissed from the case, according to legal documents.

Former Army Ranger discusses what he learned about racism in the military after 15 tours in Iraq, Afghanistan

U.S. Marine Corps recruits take part in the traditional Eagle, Globe and Anchor medal ceremony. (Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)
U.S. Marine Corps recruits take part in the traditional Eagle, Globe and Anchor medal ceremony. (Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)

The Department of Defense under Secretary Lloyd Austin has taken several steps aimed at eliminating extremism from the service and expanding equity.

But extremism and racism aren’t issues within the ranks, since such beliefs are incompatible with unit cohesion – a necessary element for combat victory, the former Ranger, Jariko Denman, told Fox News.

“You as an individual are not important,” he said. “The mission is important, and your teammates are important.”

Denman said racism and other forms of bigotry is most often seen among new recruits who haven’t been previously exposed to a diverse population. But those preconceived notions disappear soon after joining the military’s melting pot, the retired Ranger said.

“People come from all walks of life to come to the military,” Denman, who retired in 2017, told Fox News. “People that came in with some of those views – they were racist, they were sexist, they were homophobic – it didn’t take long for them to lose it.”

23-year-old woman to Tucker: I regret transitioning as a teen

Helena Kerschner tells Tucker Carlson on why she de-transitioned. The full ‘Tucker Carlson Originals’ episode is available on Fox Nation. #FoxNews #Tucker

Clinical psychologist SLAMS gender identity education | Dr. Angela Plowhead | ‘National Report’

Clinical Psychologist and Congressional candidate Dr. Angela Plowhead explains the negative aspects of gender identity education on our children – Via Newsmax’s ‘National Report.’

NJ high school alumni say brain cancer cluster has ties to pollution

Dr. Marc Siegel discusses brain tumors that emerged among former Colonia High School students on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’

Tucker Carlson talks about how moral panics are being used to distract people from the real problems

These are the 3 drivers of inflation

Potomac Wealth founder and president Mark Avallone discusses the Federal Reserve and inflation.

Politics:

Mayorkas does not understand the severity of the border crisis: Rep. Biggs

Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., on GOP lawmakers calling on DHS Secretary Mayorkas to visit the southern border at Yuma, Arizona after report shows 23 suspect terrorists caught in 2021.

Clyburn Inc.: South Carolina Dem showers family members with over $200K from campaign funds

House Majority Whip James Clyburn has showered numerous family members with more than $200,000 in campaign cash in recent years. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
House Majority Whip James Clyburn has showered numerous family members with more than $200,000 in campaign cash in recent years. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

The South Carolina Democrat’s campaign expenditures have made their way to five relatives, including two of his daughters, their husbands and a grandson, the records show. 

One family member benefiting from his campaign’s operations is Jennifer Clyburn Reed, Rep. Clyburn’s daughter, who has pocketed $45,000 for a “campaign management fee” between July and December 2020.

Jennifer has also taken in tens of thousands of dollars for “office rent.” The rent checks, however, are not made out directly to her name but instead steered to a limited liability company she owns.

Clyburn’s campaign has dished out $62,500 in rent payments to a company called 49 Magnolia Blossom LLC since March 2020, federal records show.

According to South Carolina business records, Jennifer Clyburn Reed’s husband, Walter A Reed, is the registered agent of the limited liability company. 

Gravitas: U.S. congresswoman Ilhan Omar to visit Pakistan

Ilhan Omar, the U.S. congresswoman who pushed Washington to criticise India on alleged human rights violations, is visiting Pakistan and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir.

Will she question the state of minorities there? Or is her human rights advocacy only limited to India?

Judge: Georgia voters can challenge Greene’s re-election run

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene talks during President Joe Biden's State of the Union address at the Capitol on March 1, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool, File)
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene talks during President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address at the Capitol on March 1, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool, File)

A federal judge on Monday ruled that a group of Georgia voters can proceed with legal efforts seeking to disqualify U.S Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene from running for re-election to Congress, citing her role in the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol.

The challenge filed last month with the Georgia secretary of state’s office alleges that Greene, a Republican, helped facilitate the Jan. 6, 2021, riot that disrupted Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s presidential election victory.

Judge Amy Totenberg, in a 73-page ruling, denied Greene’s request for a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order.

Totenberg, who was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia by President Barack Obama, wrote that Greene had failed to meet the “burden of persuasion” in her request for injunctive relief.

Marjorie Taylor Greene tells Tucker Carlson about an effort to keep her off the ballot

Marjorie Taylor Greene tells Tucker Carlson about an effort to keep her off the ballot in her district.

Tucker: Biden and his donors don’t want you to think about this

Fox News host gives his take on how the U.S. should respond to the Russia-Ukraine war and provides insight on the economy on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’

World News:

Multiple blasts rocked a high school in Kabul | WION Originals

Residents were seen washing down dried blood stains and clearing shattered glass debris after three explosions rocked a high school in western Kabul on April 19.

Inflation a ‘clear and present danger’ – IMF

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday (April 19) slashed its forecast for global economic growth by nearly a full percentage point, citing Russia’s war in Ukraine, and warning that inflation was now a “clear and present danger” for many countries.

Missiles strike frontline town of Kramatorsk

At least one person has been killed in the Ukrainian frontline town of Kramatorsk on Tuesday (April 19), as fighting intensified in the east of the country after Russia launched its long-awaited all-out assault on east Ukraine.

Destroyed Battleground in Kyiv Oblast

April 19 2022 – IRPIN,: Video shows aerial footage of the destroyed town, Irpin, along the border with Bucha ,where a large battle took place as Russian military forces attempted to take Kyiv.

Ukraine volunteers detained by Russia recall horrors: ‘It was like a nightmare come to life’

Dirty mattresses are seen on a cement floor of a factory room where Russian troops held Red Cross volunteers Volodymyr Khropun and Yulia Ivannikova-Katsemon together with dozens of other locals in the village of Dymer, Ukraine. (REUTERS/Alessandra Prentice)
Dirty mattresses are seen on a cement floor of a factory room where Russian troops held Red Cross volunteers Volodymyr Khropun and Yulia Ivannikova-Katsemon together with dozens of other locals in the village of Dymer, Ukraine. (REUTERS/Alessandra Prentice)

Volodymyr Khropun and Yulia Ivannikova-Katsemon were working for the Red Cross and helping people flee villages along the front lines in northern Ukraine when they were captured by the Russian military in March, according to Reuters. On April 9 – after spending time in Belarus and in detention centers in Russia – they were freed as part of a prisoner swap. 

“It was like a nightmare come to life,” Khropun told Reuters, recalling how he and Ivannikova-Katsemon were held with around 40 others in an unheated room at a factory in Dymer, north of Kyiv, sharing a plastic pot for a toilet.

After about a week of surviving on one to two meals a day – sometimes consisting only of army crackers – the pair said they and about a dozen others were brought by military truck to Belarus where they underwent interrogations, Reuters reports. 

“The first stage was being stripped naked, photographed, the noting of scars, I have a few. Then the pouring of water [on me] and a beating,” Ivannikova-Katsemon told Reuters. 

Gazan rocket-fire draws IAF Strike; Jerusalem Temple Mount Tensions Simmer – TV7 Israel News 19.04

1) Palestinian Islamists launched a rocket from the Gaza Strip toward Israel’s southern communities, last night – drawing an Israeli retaliation against Hamas infrastructure in the Palestinian enclave.

2) Tensions simmer on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount – amid the convergence of the Muslim Month of Ramadan, Jewish Festival of Passover and Christian Holiday of Easter.

3) Amid tensions related to the Temple Mount – the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and Israel exchange accusations.

Commentary/Opinion:

Here’s The Problem With The George Floyd Protests…

Dr. Glenn Loury and I discuss the Pareto principle, the economics of inequality, PC culture, climate change, race in America, IQ and The Bell Curve, intelligence vs. wisdom, AA meetings, Christianity, and more.

Dr. Glenn Loury is an American economist, academic, and author. In 1982, he became the first African American tenured professor of economics at Harvard.

Among Dr. Loury’s published works are The Anatomy of Racial Inequality and Race, Incarceration, & American Values. He was elected president of the Eastern Economics Association in 2013 and received the Bradley Prize in 2022.