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  • NPR gets hammered for saying Florida license plates with the Gadsden flag symbolize a ‘dangerous far-right extremist ideology’
    by Paul Sacca on August 11, 2022 at 9:30 pm in Dont tread on me flag, Dont tread on me license plate, Florida, Gadsden flag, Gadsden flag license plate, Npr, Ron desantis, Twitter reactions, Dont tread on me

    A “Don’t Tread on Me” license plate was introduced late last month. The new license plate features the Gadsden flag – a popular resistance symbol that Americans flew during the Revolutionary War. However, NPR warns that the Revolutionary-era flag symbolizes a “dangerous far-right extremist ideology.” The notion that a license plate with a Revolutionary War-era symbol of Americans was quickly lampooned on Twitter. On July 30, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis unveiled the Gadsden flag license plate […]

  • Twitter announces plans to ‘protect’ users from ‘harmful misleading information’ ahead of midterms
    by Candace Hathaway on August 11, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Today, Twitter announced that it would take steps to “protect civic conversation” on its platform ahead of the midterm elections. Its plan includes cracking down on “harmful misleading information” by labeling, deleting, and turning off the ability for tweets to be replied to, liked, and shared.Twitter stated that it is preparing to enforce its Civic Integrity Policy in the United States. It reported that this policy had been implemented during other global elections this year, including in the […]

  • Three teens assault 6-year-old girl in broad daylight — she’s allegedly punched in the chest — then they steal her $30 scooter
    by Dave Urbanski on August 11, 2022 at 9:00 pm in Scooter, Brooklyn, Watch, Robbery, 6 year old girl, Punch, New york city, Physical attack

    Three teenagers assaulted a 6-year-old girl in broad daylight late last month in Brooklyn — she allegedly was punched in the chest — and then they stole her scooter, Fox News said.What are the details?New York City police said the attack took place in the Williamsburg neighborhood near Throop Avenue and Bartlett Street just before 6 p.m. July 28 when “three male individuals” approached the girl, WNBC-TV reported.One of them punched her in the chest with a closed fist while the other two […]

  • American Bar Association nixes ‘diversity and inclusion’ admission demands on law schools — for now
    by Cortney Weil on August 11, 2022 at 8:45 pm in Aba, Diversity and inclusion, American bar association

    The American Bar Association has just announced that it has dropped a “diversity and inclusion” proposal after some prominent law professors and law schools warned that it ran afoul of federal law.On Monday, the ABA revealed that it had decided to scrap a proposal that would have required law schools to “diversify” their faculties and student admissions to boost enrollment and representation from historically “underrepresented groups.”The measure, first proposed in May 2021, underwent three […]

  • Longtime California family business folds up tents over recent spike in crime, moves to Alabama where they’ve found ‘hard-working people just living their life’
    by Dave Urbanski on August 11, 2022 at 8:15 pm in Moving out of california, Laundromats, Burglars, Alabama, Watch, Bay area, Theft, Fed up with crime

    A longtime California family business grew so tired of the spike in break-ins, thefts, vandalism, and other crimes against their Bay Area laundromats that they folded up their tents recently and moved to Alabama — which is refreshingly full of “hard-working people just living their life,” Derek Drake told KGO-TV. What are the details? Drake and his family have owned laundromats in the East Bay for decades, KGO said, adding that Drake’s father Art Thoms — a former Oakland Raiders football […]

  • Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy pleaded not guilty to more than 30 counts of sex crimes involving 4 young girls
    by Candace Hathaway on August 11, 2022 at 8:00 pm in La county sheriff’s deputy indicted, Crime, Los angeles crime

    On Tuesday, Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy Sean Essex was charged with more than 30 counts of sex crimes involving four young girls between the ages of 7 and 13.The L.A. County district attorney’s office published a news release stating that a grand jury had indicted Essex for 18 counts of oral copulation with a child, 12 counts of lewd acts on a child under the age of 14, two counts of repeated sexual abuse of a child under 14, and one count of possession of child pornography. Essex […]

  • ‘Bizarre’: Man knocks over mother’s casket after trying to run over sister at funeral
    by Joseph MacKinnon on August 11, 2022 at 7:45 pm in Man knocks over mother’s casket

    On August 6, police responded to a report of a large family fight at the Rolling Hills Memorial Park cemetery in Richmond, California. The family drama nearly produced a second corpse.Sgt. Aaron Pomeroy told SFGate that the conflict was centered on bad blood between a brother and sister. When the two began feuding at the funeral, the sister’s boyfriend reportedly tried to defuse the situation, at which point “the brother began beating on the boyfriend.”In the resulting fracas, which reportedly […]

  • Garland: ‘I personally approved the decision’ for FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago
    by Chris Pandolfo on August 11, 2022 at 7:26 pm in Fbi raid at mar-a-lago, Trump fbi raid, Attorney general, Justice department, Biden administration, Merrick garland

    U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland confirmed Thursday that he personally approved the search warrant that led to an FBI raid at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida. “I personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant in this matter,” Garland told reporters in his first public comments on the matter. The attorney general also announced the Justice Department has filed a motion to unseal the warrant in the southern district of Florida. Garland would […]

  • Shots fired at FBI Cincinnati HQ after armed subject attempts to breach building
    by Chris Pandolfo on August 11, 2022 at 7:15 pm in Shots fired at fbi cincinnati, Cincinnati ohio, Federal bureau of investigation, Fbi trump investigation, Department of justice, Fbi director christopher wray, Fbi cincinnati attack

    Shots were reported at the FBI’s Cincinnati office on Thursday when an armed person wearing body armor attempted to breach the building and encountered agents.The suspect reportedly fired a nail gun into the FBI Cincinnati building and fled, leading to a police pursuit, according to NBC News. “At approximately 9 AM this morning an armed subject attempted to breach the Visitor Screening Facility at FBI Cincinnati. After an alarm and a response by FBI special agents, the subject fled north onto […]

  • Outgoing Whole Foods CEO issues stark warning about encroachment of socialists: ‘They’re taking over everything’
    by Chris Enloe on August 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm in Whole foods, Capitalism, John mackey, Socialism

    Outgoing Whole Foods CEO John Mackey issued a dire warning about the encroachment of socialism in an interview this week.What did Mackay say?Mackey announced last September that he was retiring from managing the supermarket chain that he co-founded more than 40 years ago. But before his departure from Whole Foods at the end of August, Mackey is warning Americans about socialism.”My concern is that I feel like socialists are taking over,” Mackey said on the “Reason” podcast this week.”They’re […]

  • University of Manchester PhD student conducts research by masturbating to fantasy ‘comics’ about sexualized ‘young boys’
    by Cortney Weil on August 11, 2022 at 6:44 pm in Phd, Karl andersson, Visual anthropology, Shota, Child exploitation, University of manchester

    Warning: Graphic materialThe University of Manchester has faced a deluge of complaints and social media backlash after the public learned that it had published a paper written by one of its students who conducted research by masturbating to shota, a subgenre of Japanese “comics” that portray “young boys” in sexual situations.”I wanted to understand how my research participants experience sexual pleasure when reading shota, a Japanese genre of self-published erotic comics that features young boy […]

  • ‘It’s a turkey, not a tiger!’ Bodycam footage shows police response to wild break-in call
    by Chris Pandolfo on August 11, 2022 at 5:35 pm in Wild turkey, Breaking and entering, Wildlife, Police humor, Wisconsin, Wausau police department, Police officers

    Bodycam footage shows police officers in Wausau, Wisconsin, responding to a wild break-in at an apartment complex on Friday. Doris Madden, a resident at City Walk Apartments in Wausau, became suspicious after she noticed a broken window. She alerted management that someone appeared to have smashed through a second-story window and broken into an apartment. “We had no idea what had caused it, or if anybody was even home,” Madden told WSAW-TV. The apartment manager sent maintenance to […]

  • Mother attempts to murder her 2 young children by slitting their throats. She then FaceTimes their father and goes live on social media
    by Candace Hathaway on August 11, 2022 at 5:20 pm

    On Sunday, a New Orleans woman, Jenee Pedesclaux, called the father of her children several times to show him the stab wounds she had inflicted on their 2-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter. According to court records, Pedesclaux then slit the necks of both children.On Pedesclaux’s initial call to the children’s father, Jermaine Roberts, she told him that she had damaged his car and would not go to jail. She threatened to kill herself and their children. According to WWL-TV, Pedesclaux then […]

  • OnlyFans model arrested in Hawaii, charged with murder in fatal stabbing of boyfriend in swanky Miami condo
    by Paul Sacca on August 11, 2022 at 5:05 pm in Courtney tailor, Onlyfans, Onlyfans murder, Instagram, Instagram models, Courtney tailor onlyfans, Courtney tailor instagram, Stabbing, Courtney clenney

    A popular OnlyFans and Instagram model was charged on Wednesday for allegedly murdering her boyfriend in a swanky Florida apartment building earlier this year. Courtney Clenney, 26, was arrested on the Big Island of Hawaii on Wednesday. CBS News reported that the social media influencer was arrested in the small town of Laupahoehoe by Hawaii County police – who received assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service.Clenney was at a rehabilitation center for substance abuse and post-traumatic […]

  • Indiana Republicans simultaneously pass legislation protecting babies’ lives and financially supporting pregnant women
    by Joseph MacKinnon on August 11, 2022 at 4:50 pm in Indiana abortion law

    On August 5, Indiana’s Republican Gov. Eric Holcolmb signed both the Senate Enrolled Act 1 and Act 2 into law. SEA 1 bans abortion in the state, barring exceptional cases. SEA 2 established the “Hoosier Family First Fund,” which allots $45 million to support mothers and families. The former goes into effect on September 15 and the latter went into effect upon passage.The Christian Post noted that the passage of SEA 2 addresses past criticism pointed at pro-life politicians “for not doing enough […]

  • Eric Trump speaks out about Mar-a-Lago raid, accuses FBI agents of shady behavior: ‘Turn off all security cameras’
    by Chris Enloe on August 11, 2022 at 4:34 pm in Fbi, Christina bobb, Eric trump, Justice department, Doj, Mar-a-lago raid

    Eric Trump, son of former President Donald Trump, disclosed new details Wednesday about the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago.What did Eric Trump say?Speaking with the Daily Mail, Eric Trump revealed that FBI agents initially refused to show Trump’s attorneys a copy of the search warrant that authorized them to raid Mar-a-Lago for allegedly classified documents that were purportedly being stored at the south Florida resort.According to Eric, FBI agents forced Trump attorney Christina Bobb to wait at the […]

  • Man apparently intoxicated allegedly goes behind register at convenience store and physically attacks clerk. But clerk has a gun and shoots man dead.
    by Dave Urbanski on August 11, 2022 at 3:10 pm in Gun rights, Convenience store clerk, Fatal shooting, Guns, Houston, Physical attack, Self defense, 2nd amend.

    A Houston convenience store clerk fatally shot a man police said appeared to be intoxicated and went behind the cash register and began physically attacking the 23-year-old store clerk Tuesday night, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. KPRC-TV’s video report noted the incident took place at the Lavender Food Mart. The store is near the intersection of Lavender Street and Weaver Road in the northeastern part of the city, KHOU-TV reported. Image source: […]

  • Federal judge rules Walgreens over-dispensed drugs and contributed to San Francisco’s opioid epidemic
    by Candace Hathaway on August 11, 2022 at 2:53 pm in Walgreens lawsuit, Walgreens, Opioids

    On Wednesday, a federal judge ruled that Walgreens could be held liable for contributing to San Francisco’s opioid problem. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer declared that the company failed to monitor and report the apparent over-prescribing of opiates from 2006 to 2020.The judge wrote, “Walgreens pharmacies in San Francisco dispensed hundreds of thousands of red flag opioid prescriptions without performing adequate due diligence. Tens of thousands of these prescriptions were written by […]

  • Off-duty officer mobbed and robbed  while riding bike in New Orleans
    by Joseph MacKinnon on August 11, 2022 at 2:32 pm in Crime, New orleans crime, Officer robbed, Officer robbed new orleans

    Just before 3:00 a.m. on August 8, an off-duty NOPD officer was allegedly attacked and robbed outside the St. Louis Market off Bourbon Street in New Orleans’ French Quarter.4WWL reported that an off-duty officer, 23, pedaled his bike past a large group of people outside the St. Louis Market. Security footage shows the officer speaking to persons in the crowd while still mobile. One suspect is said to have demanded the officer’s bike. When the officer refused to comply, a struggle broke […]

  • Senior DOJ officials blast FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago as ‘spectacular failure’: ‘The worst of the bureaucracy in action’
    by Chris Enloe on August 11, 2022 at 1:30 pm in Doj, Justice department, Fbi, Donald trump, Merrick garland, Christopher wray, Mar-a-lago raid

    A senior Justice Department official condemned the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago as a “spectacular backfire” for triggering a tsunami of backlash against the Justice Department.What are the details?Two senior DOJ officials spoke with Newsweek and disclosed new details about what led up to the raid.According to one official, the FBI specifically planned to conduct the raid when former President Donald Trump was not present at Mar-a-Lago. Trump was in New York at the time of the raid, Fox News […]