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Oregon High School Football Coach Fired for Also Working as a Police Officer

Oregon Live has reported that a high school football coach has been fired from his job due to also working as a sergeant in the local police department.

Ken Duilio, the football coach of Cleveland High School in Portland, Oregon, was originally hired in 2019. However, he was informed on Monday that his coaching contract would not be renewed for another academic year, and Duilio immediately realized that it was because he also serves with the Portland Police Bureau as a sergeant.

In announcing Coach Duilio’s firing, Marshall Haskins, the athletic director for Portland Public Schools, said that the decision was made in order to “go in a different direction.”

Duilio said there was a coordinated effort to get him fired by an unknown far-left group, which began putting up posters all over campus, featuring pictures of Duilio as a police officer, after he spoke at a news conference in June on behalf of besieged Portland police officers. When Duilio was fired, he said that he asked the district to at least tell him who was pushing for his firing, but they refused to tell him.

The firing of Duilio represents a shift towards anti-police sentiments in public schools as a result of the far-left “defund the police” movement. Many public schools are firing police officers who are designated to work with campus security, and Portland especially has become one of the last remaining hotbeds of mob violence by the terrorist organizations Antifa and Black Lives Matter over the last several weeks.

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Morning Greatness: Gunfire, Arson, Explosives at Weekend Riots

Good Monday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • The President participates in a greeting with the Walking Marine, Terry Sharpe
  • President Trump participates in a tour of Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies in Morrisville, North Carolina

Weekend riot debrief

Let’s get started.

In Aurora, Colorado a group of rioters were marching on Interstate 225 (I’m pretty sure this is illegal) and shots were fired at a vehicle driving on the road. The shooter ended up hitting two protestors with his gun fire. Here’s the gunman (obviously a tea partier or a bugaloo dude) and the police are looking for him:

The rioters returned to the Aurora police department building, tore down a fence and then police declared an unlawful assembly. “APD tweeted that the protesters were no longer peaceful, as they were throwing objects, shining lasers and shooting large fireworks at officers. They had broken windows to the courthouses and started a fire in an office, APD said.”

Over in Austin, Texas we had a BLM rioter shot and killed after he approached a driver who ended up in the middle of a street march.

An Austin Police spokesperson said officers were monitoring the protest when the shooting happened around 9:52 p.m. According to initial reports, APD said, the victim approached the suspect’s vehicle and may have been carrying a rifle.

The suspect inside the vehicle then shot the victim, police said. The suspect has been detained and is cooperating with officers, the APD spokesperson said.

He was carrying a rifle, he was pointing an AK-47 at the driver.  “Initial reports indicate the suspect was carrying a rifle and shot at the victim, who was in his car, police told a briefing. The suspect has been detained, they said,” according to Breitbart. So, yes, people with guns will shoot back when they are trapped in a mob of aggressors with bullets coming their way. Fox News reports:

Multiple armed protesters approached the car, at which point the driver fired several shots before speeding away, witnesses said. They added that several of the protesters returned fire as the driver made his escape, with police confirming at least three people opened fire. Garrett Foster, 28, was shot and killed.

The unnamed driver said he shot at Foster because the protester had pointed his rifle toward him.

Why not just let the car through? Why approach him guns? What would you think if you were in a car blocked by a crowd and people approached you with guns pointed at you?

Riots in Portland, Oregon continued over the weekend and there was gunfire.  “As police were securing the scene a person arrived at a hospital by private vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound, non-life-threatening,” police said in a statement. “That person seems to have been associated with the incident near SW 4th Avenue and SW Salmon Street. Portland Police are still investigating.”

There were also incidents in Seattle, involving explosives. “Police declared a riot Saturday afternoon after another day of peaceful protest [LOL] was hijacked by looters who injured 21 police officers, lit ‘explosive’ fires and caused widespread damage in the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. ”

In Los Angeles, there were attacks on federal buildings and some street take-overs. The corporate media doesn’t report this on their websites, the only way to see this is to find footage on Twitter. Who knows how long it will be before Twitter stops allowing these videos to be posted.

In Oakland, California there was some arson and vandalism.

“Agitators within the crowd of demonstrators have set the Alameda County Superior Courthouse on fire. Please avoid the area. We are calling for peace and to have safe spaces and safe places for tonight’s demonstration. #WallofMoms,” the Oakland police tweeted around 10:30 p.m. on Friday. A video shot by a journalist for the Associated Press showed a fire in the courthouse lobby.

Police declared an unlawful assembly shortly before midnight and wrote: “Some in the crowd are throwing projectiles and pointing illegal lasers at officers. We are using signs and giving vocal commands to the crowd if the assaults continue chemicals will be deployed.”

Hopping over to Eugene, Oregon we find:

Last but not least, we have the NFAC, the Not F*cking Around Coalition in Louisville, Kentucky who were f*cking around with gun safety and accidentally shot each another! One of the members of the NFAC spoke to throngs of protesters and said “we had a little accident, it happens,” the reporter said.

Riots/Protests/Black Lives Matter/Police:

Protesters vandalize police union building in Baltimore

Cotton called out for remarks on slavery in criticism of 1619 Project

Mike Ditka: Kneeling athletes should ‘get the hell out of the country’

Portland protester ‘Naked Athena’ speaks out: ‘I am notoriously naked’

Christopher Columbus statues removed in Chicago after ‘demonstrations that became unsafe’

ProPublica posts NYPD records, bypassing judge’s blockade

WATCH: Leftists Target DHS Secretary Chad Wolf’s Private Home

Thousands Turn Out for Long Island’s ‘Back the Blue’ Rally

Oregon High School Football Coach Says He was Fired Because He’s a Cop

 

Coronavirus news:

Flu and pneumonia shots may lower risk for Alzheimer’s, studies find

New COVID-19 treatments may be days away, Mark Meadows says

Trump administration invests $472M more in Moderna vaccine candidate

Internal FEMA memo reveals Arizona coronavirus patients taken to New Mexico over staffing shortages: report

Some US police resist enforcing coronavirus mask mandates

Citing his focus on the coronavirus, Trump says he won’t throw out 1st pitch at Yankee Stadium next month

Nancy Pelosi Vows to Block Coronavirus Liability Protections

SCOTUS Refuses to Intervene for Nevada Church Seeking Relief from State’s 50-Person Cap on Attendance

 

Other morsels:

US consulate in Chengdu officially shuts in retaliation for Houston closure

Olivia de Havilland, ‘Gone With the Wind’ actress and Hollywood royalty, dies at 104

Biden Staffers: Campaign Is ‘Suppressing the Hispanic Vote’ in Florida

Trump lashes out at Reagan Foundation after fundraising request

Chris Wallace Says Biden Campaign Declined Interview, Promises To ‘Keep Asking Every Week’

 

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

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Police Blocked From Arresting Media, Legal Observers in Portland Protests

The New York Post reports, a federal judge has blocked federal law enforcement officers deployed to Portland, Oregon, from arresting or using physical force against journalists and legal observers at the violent protests.

U.S. Judge Michael Simon made his ruling late Thursday, a day after Portland’s mayor was tear-gassed by federal agents as he made an appearance outside a federal courthouse during raucous demonstrations. Protesters have gathered in Oregon’s largest city for nearly two months straight since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis.

A large crowd of demonstrators were out again Thursday night, chanting and holding signs near the federal courthouse.

The order also blocks federal law enforcement from seizing any photographic, audio and video recording equipment and press passes from journalists and legal observers, as well as from ordering them to stop recording or observing a protest.

“This order is a victory for the rule of law,” Jann Carson, ACLU of Oregon’s interim executive director, said in a statement.

“None of the government’s proffered interests outweigh the public’s interest in accurate and timely information about how law enforcement is treating” protesters, Simon wrote.

The order comes in response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon, on behalf of a group of legal observers and local journalists.

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Rep. Gohmert Introduces Resolution to Ban the Democratic Party

The Hill reports, a group of Republican House members led by Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) introduced a resolution last week to ban any organizations or political groups that have been supportive of the confederacy or slavery, which includes the Democratic Party.

“A great portion of the history of the Democratic Party is filled with racism and hatred. Since people are demanding we rid ourselves of the entities, symbols, and reminders of the repugnant aspects of our past, then the time has come for Democrats to acknowledge their party’s loathsome and bigoted past, and consider changing their party name to something that isn’t so blatantly and offensively tied to slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination, and the Ku Klux Klan,” Gohmert said in a statement.

The resolution’s co-sponsors are Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., Jody Hice, R-Ga., Randy Weber, R-Texas, and Andy Harris, R-Md.

Gohmert joined more than 100 House Republicans who opposed a resolution that would remove Confederate statues from the Capitol on Wednesday.

Gohmert on Thursday said the legislation “failed to address the most ever-present historical stigma of the United States Capitol, that is the source that so fervently supported, condoned and fought for slavery that was left untouched, but without whom, the evil of slavery could never have continued as it did to such extremes that it necessary to address here in order for the U.S. House of Representatives to avoid degradation of historical fact and blatant hypocrisy for generations to come.”

The Democratic Party supported the institution of slavery during the time of the Civil War. Gohmert cited examples of racist policies within the Democratic Party’s history, including former President Woodrow Wilson’s endorsement of racial discrimination.

Gohmert suggested that the party change its name saying that “that is the standard to which they are holding everyone else, so the name change needs to occur.”

According to The Hill, during a congressional hearing on reparations last year, Gohmert tried to make the point that Democrats were historically the party that supported slavery, as a protester interrupted by shouting “you lie!”

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Washington Nationals, New York Yankees Kneel Prior to the National Anthem

Prior to the start of the 2020 MLB season opener in Washington, DC, all members of both teams took a knee prior to the start of the national anthem. According to the Yankees, it was done “together in unity.”

The park was particularly silent for the moment with no fans in the stands because of the risks and worries of COVID-19, a pre-recorded rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner was played and every player and coach “took a knee” on the grass, for about 20 seconds.

The Daily Caller writes, “Every single player took a knee before the anthem, folks! The national anthem is back to being a major focal point in sports ever since the death of George Floyd.”

“We’re weeks out from the NFL starting, and the MLB already has entire teams taking a knee. If you thought this was going away, I can promise you that it’s not.”

 

 

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Morning Greatness: Document Release Shows Trump Campaign Briefing Was Cover for Surveillance Operation

Good Friday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • The president presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Jim Ryun
  • President Trump delivers remarks and signs executive orders on lowering drug prices

Coup members pretended to brief Trump but really surveilled for Russia hoax investigation during election

My, my, my. So it turns out that an “intelligence” briefing given to the Trump campaign in 2016 was really an op to get more information about the pretend RUSSIA collision investigation.

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe declassified the document, along with two others, on Thursday and sent them to Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who have been investigating the origins of the probe in addition to the Obama administration’s actions during the presidential transition period.

The documents are the latest in a series of disclosures by Ratcliffe to congressional Republicans seeking to support claims by Trump and his allies that the FBI investigation of Trump was politically motivated and corrupt.

They do support “by Trump and his allies that the FBI investigation of Trump was politically motivated and corrupt.”

Joe Pientka, the FBI agent who, coincidentally also interrogated Lt. General Mike Flynn, coordinated the “briefing” and “paid special attention to any mentions that Trump or Flynn made of Russia.”

“During the [intelligence] briefs, writer actively listened for topics or questions regarding the Russian Federation,” Pientka wrote.

At one point, after Trump’s briefers described Chinese and Russian intelligence officers operating in the United States, Trump interjected with a question: “Joe, are the Russians bad” Because they have more numbers are they worse than the Chinese?”

“Writer responded by saying both countries are bad,” Pientka wrote.

The newly released document was dated Aug. 30, 2016. The report was approved by Kevin Clinesmith, who you might remember as the shitbag who allegedly changed an email from the CIA that confirmed a relationship with Carter Page to deny the relationship. This “adjustment” made it easier to get a FISA snoop warrant on the campaign volunteer and the campaign.

 

Riots/protests/war on copes/Black Lives Matter:

DOJ IG launches probe into law enforcement actions in Portland and Washington, D.C.

Trump says he could send as many as 75,000 federal agents to US cities

Tom Cotton escalates NY Times feud with bill blocking federal funds from schools using ‘1619 Project’

‘Pigs Go Home!’: Thousands Gather In Portland For Another Night Of Protests

GOP’s Gohmert introduces resolution that would ban the Democratic Party

Every Player On The Nationals And Yankees Kneels Prior To The National Anthem

Teen gunned down near George Floyd memorial in Minneapolis

Police blocked from arresting journalists, legal observers in Portland protests

Robert E. Lee high school in Virginia gets a name change: It’s now John R. Lewis

 

Coronavirus news:

Arizona governor extends order shuttering bars, gyms, theaters

New CDC guidelines say people with mild to moderate COVID-19 only need to isolate 10 days

CDC rolls out tools for schools to reopen safely during coronavirus outbreak: ‘Critically important’

DOJ watchdog report finds lack of staffing contributed to Covid outbreak in California prison

Walmart shopper charged with pulling gun during mask dispute

 

Other morsels:

China orders US to close Chengdu consulate in retaliation to Houston closure

Biden holds 13-point lead over Trump in Florida: poll

Trump says he would consider pardons for those implicated in Mueller investigation

Pompeo: U.S. engagement with China has failed

‘I want them to be the lead’: Actors call for more LGBTQ characters, directors at Comic-Con panel

Trump says he’ll throw first pitch at upcoming Yankees game

Trump explains decision to cancel Jacksonville part of GOP convention: ‘Setting an example’

Michigan man used phony faces to steal over $100G at casinos: feds

DEMOCRAT. Expelled from House in 1980, ex-congressman now charged with bribery and vote manipulation from 2014 to 2016

US confirms fighter jet flew close to Iranian jetliner above Syria, leading to passenger injuries

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

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Sierra Club Will Address History of Racism, White Supremacy, Restructure Leadership

Environmental group. The Sierra Club, pledged to examine its “substantial role in perpetuating white supremacy” and to remove or rename monuments of founder John Muir, Fox News reports.

According to the organization’s website they plan future blog posts to talk more about the struggles Indigenous people, people of color, and their white allies went through to get this organization to evolve on issues like immigration and environmental justice. The posts will also include the viewpoints of its founder, famed conservationist John Muir. In an open letter entitled “Pulling Down Our Monuments,” Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune said it was time for the Sierra Club to reckon with the words of Muir and other early members.

“The Sierra Club is a 128-year-old organization with a complex history, some of which has caused significant and immeasurable harm,” Brune wrote in an open letter posted on the organization’s website. “As defenders of Black life pull down Confederate monuments across the country, we must also take this moment to re-examine our past and our substantial role in perpetuating white supremacy.”

 

But Muir maintained friendships with people like Henry Fairfield Osborn, who worked for both the conservation of nature and the conservation of the white race. Head of the New York Zoological Society and the board of trustees of the American Museum of Natural History, Osborn also helped found the American Eugenics Society in the years after Muir’s death.

While Muir’s “writings taught generations of people to see the sacredness of nature,” he also “made derogatory comments about Black people and Indigenous peoples that drew on deeply harmful racist stereotypes,” according to Brune. “Muir maintained friendships with people like Henry Fairfield Osborn, who worked for both the conservation of nature and the conservation of the white race. Head of the New York Zoological Society and the board of trustees of the American Museum of Natural History, Osborn also helped found the American Eugenics Society in the years after Muir’s death.”

Other early Sierra Club members and leaders, including Joseph LeConte and David Starr Jordan were vocal advocates for white supremacy and its pseudo-scientific arm, eugenics. Jordan, for example, served on the board of directors during Muir’s presidency. A “kingpin” of the eugenics movement, he pushed for forced-sterilization laws and founded the Human Betterment Foundation, a group whose research later inspired eugenics legislation in Nazi Germany.

“The whiteness and privilege of our early membership fed into a very dangerous idea — one that’s still circulating today. It’s the idea that exploring, enjoying and protecting the outdoors can be separated from human affairs,” Brune said.

The Sierra Club plans to restructure its leadership to be more inclusive and commit $5 million toward supporting the Sierra Club’s staffing overhaul and combating racial injustice.

“To begin with, we are redesigning our leadership structure so that Black, Indigenous and other leaders of color at the Sierra Club make up the majority of the team making top-level organizational decisions,” Brune said. “We will initiate similar changes to elevate the voices and experiences of staff of color across the organization. We know that the systems of power that got us here will not enable the transformational change we need.”

The Sierra Club was founded in 1892 in San Francisco, California and has more than three million members.

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Three Retired Officers Allegedly Killed by Illegal Alien Free on Bail

Breitbart reports an illegal alien, who was accused of killing three retired law enforcement officers and critically injuring nine others, had been out on bail. The suspect could have been deported in 2016 but was not.

Ivan Robles Navejas, a 28-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, was arrested and charged by the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office on six counts of intoxication assault with a vehicle and three counts of intoxicated vehicular manslaughter.

According to police, on Saturday afternoon Navejas was driving drunk on Texas 16 south of Kerrville in Kerr County. He allegedly drove across the center lane and into a group of motorcyclists who were riding with the Thin Blue Line Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, an organization of active and retired law enforcement officers.

The three men killed in the collision include 74-year-old Jerry Wayne Harbour of Houston, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and a retired pilot for Eastern Airlines; 48-year-old Joseph Paglia of Chicago, a retired police detective; and 20-something Michael White, also of Chicago, a police officer and retired Army officer.

KENS 5 News  learned that Navejas has a lengthy criminal arrest record. The records show Navejas had been arrested in 2013 and was eventually convicted in 2015 for evading arrest.

In 2016, Navejas was arrested for driving drunk. The case was never prosecuted and although Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) came in contact with Navejas, the illegal alien was not enough of a priority to arrest and deport.

When the fatal crash occurred, Navejas had been out on bail for a 2018 case in which he allegedly hit a man with his truck — pinning him up against his truck and another vehicle — before biting his ear off and biting his back.

Navejas was arrested the next day but was released hours later after posting a $65,000 bond. He was awaiting trial at the time of the crash that killed Paglia, Harbour, and White. Currently, Navejas is in Kerr County Jail on a $500,000 bail.

 

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NYC’s $52 Million Coronavirus Hospital Admitted Only 79 Patients

A temporary coronavirus field hospital built by New York City in April, at the height of the pandemic and cost more than $52 million treated just 79 patients over the month it was open, according to a report published Tuesday.

Doctors were paid as much as $732 an hour at Billie Jean King, but the city made them spend hours on paperwork per the Washington Examiner.

Running from April 10 to May 13, the facility was built at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Doctors were paid as much as $732 an hour, but the city made them spend hours on paperwork per the Washington Examiner. Transfers to the facility were blocked by bureaucracy, turf battles and communication failures, according to internal documents and interviews with workers, according to The New York Times.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office oversaw most transfers to the centers, but city officials say the state did not closely coordinate with other players.

“I basically got paid $2,000 a day to sit on my phone and look at Facebook,” Katie Capano, a nurse practitioner at the facility told the Examiner. “We all felt guilty. I felt really ashamed, to be honest.”

The temporary hospital was barred from accepting patients with fevers, a common symptom of coronavirus, the Times reported. The hospital apparently had only two ventilators, limiting treatment of severely ill patients.

The city reportedly did not allow the hospital to receive 911 patients arriving in ambulances. There was more red tape in transporting patients between facilities because of exclusive contracts between ambulance companies and certain hospitals, per the Times.

Jackie Bray, an aide to Mayor Bill de Blasio who oversaw the facility, told the Washington Examiner the slowing infection rate contributed to the decision to keep patients at existing hospitals. However, some doctors disagreed.

“Knowing what our patients had to endure in an overcrowded emergency department, it’s frustrating how few patients were treated at facilities such as Billie Jean King,” Dr. Timothy Tan told The New York Times

Mayor de Blasio’s aide told the Times that she expected the federal government to reimburse the city for the cost of the hospital.

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St. Louis Prosecutor’s Office Appears to Have Tampered With Evidence in McCloskey Gun Case

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s staff appears to have tampered with evidence in order to press charges against the St. Louis woman who waved a gun at the Black Lives Matter rioters who stormed her neighborhood last month.

Patricia McCloskey’s gun was inoperable when she voluntarily surrendered it to the police, but prosecutors reassembled it into working order so they could charge her with a crime.

Gardner announced her intention to prosecute Mark and Patricia McCloskey after images of the gun-toting couple defending their $1.15 million home against the BLM mob went viral.

According to KSDK, a member of Gardner’s staff “ordered crime lab experts to disassemble and reassemble” the weapon and after it had been rendered operable, wrote that it was “readily capable of lethal use” in charging documents.

In Missouri, police and prosecutors must prove that a weapon is “readily” capable of lethal use when it is used in the type of crime with which the McCloskeys have been charged.

Assistant Circuit Attorney Chris Hinckley ordered crime lab staff members to field strip the handgun and found it had been assembled incorrectly. Specifically, the firing pin spring was put in front of the firing pin, which was backward, and made the gun incapable of firing, according to documents obtained by 5 On Your Side.

Firearms experts then put the gun back together in the correct order and test-fired it, finding that it worked, according to the documents.

Crime lab workers photographed the disassembly and reassembly of the gun, according to the documents.

The McCloskeys said that the handgun was inoperable because they had to bring it to a courtroom during a lawsuit they once filed against a gun manufacturer.

Their attorney, Joel Schwartz, confirmed to KSDK that the firing pin on the gun had been intentionally misplaced and that it was in that condition when Patricia McCloskey used it to defend her home.

“It’s disheartening to learn that a law enforcement agency altered evidence in order to prosecute an innocent member of the community,” Schwartz said.

A spokeswoman for Gardner told KSDK: “We can’t comment on a pending case.”

Missouri recognizes the Castle Doctrine law, which allows people to defend their property with lethal force.

Local and national Republicans, including Missouri Governor Mike Parson, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, and President Trump have rallied to the couple’s side.

Parson has said he will pardon the couple if they are convicted, and Schmitt has filed a legal briefing asking that the case be dismissed,  calling it “a political prosecution.”

“Kim Gardner’s action toward the McCloskeys is outrageous,” Parson wrote on Twitter Monday. “Even worse, the Circuit Attorney’s office has admitted there is a backlog of cases and dozens of homicides that haven’t been prosecuted, yet she has accelerated this case forward.”

The Washington Post, meanwhile, is touting a statement put out by 67 left-wing current and former district attorneys defending Gardner’s “exercise of discretion” in the McCloskey case, and condemning what they call racist attacks on her by the president and Republican office holders in Missouri. 

“You know, I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. We had every right to do what we did,” McCloskey told Fox News on Wednesday.

“Every single person in my neighborhood was trespassing. All those people were trespassing. They’re admitted criminals. None of those people have been charged with anything. We are the only people [who] have been charged,” he noted.

“We get charged with felonies for doing nothing more than defending ourselves. If we get convicted of felonies, we can’t own weapons again. We can’t practice law. It takes our livelihood away,” he told host Martha MacCallum.

“And so, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the circuit attorney has made the decision that her job – instead of protecting law-abiding citizens from criminals – is to protect the criminals from law-abiding citizens,” McCloskey concluded. “There’s just something fundamentally wrong with that.”

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Denver Police Union Head Confirms ‘Stand-Down’ Order was in Place at Pro-Cop Rally

The president of the police union in Denver, Colorado, Nick Rogers, confirmed on Wednesday that there had been a “stand-down” order in place during a pro-police rally held by conservative activists, as reported by Fox News.

Rogers, head of the Denver Police Protective Association, explained in an interview with local radio host Peter Boyles, on 710 KNUS. As a result of the order officially being in place, Denver police were prohibited from protecting attendees of the “Back the Blue” rally when Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and other far-left terrorist organizations suddenly appeared and began attacking the demonstrators.

One of the leaders of the pro-cop rally was conservative commentator Michelle Malkin, who described the attackers as wielding collapsible batons as they attacked her and others who were speaking onstage when the chaos began. Numerous fistfights broke out, and at least one pro-police demonstrator walked away with a massive bleeding gash in his forehead.

In the radio interview, Rogers said that upon learning of the stand-down order, he “reached out” to the police department and said “someone has to apologize. Someone from the police side has to apologize.” He also revealed that many of the demonstrators were ultimately saved when a single lieutenant who was present at the rally defied the order and broke ranks, keeping his officers at the rally to protect those who were being attacked.

Randy Corporon, a lawyer and one of the rally’s organizers, revealed that the excuse he was given by Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen, prior to the event, was that Pazen feared that “his officers were going to get hurt.” Corporon says he responded by simply saying that “he should allow his officers to do their job…if people are down there breaking the law, stop them.”

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K-12 History Books Will Start Capitalizing ‘Black in Reference to African-Americans

McGraw Hill, one of the country’s leading publishers of history textbooks for students in the K-12 range, is planning to republish all of their books with “black” capitalized in reference to the race, according to CNN.

The announcement was made by Albert Broussard, a history professor for Texas A&M University and one of McGraw Hill’s history textbook writers, who says that “I personally would like to see it capitalized because I think African-American and black are used interchangeably by most people in the population.” He further attempted to justify his radical decision by claiming that “if you start children out thinking about black or White or any group that way, that’s how they will think about them for the rest of their lives.”

Although the final decision will be left up to McGraw Hill’s team of internal staffers, the company recently released a statement saying that they are “strongly considering” accepting the change. Cengage, another company specializing in the publication of K-12 history textbooks, has already decided to capitalize black.

The seemingly slight detail change is part of a larger effort by the far-left Black Lives Matter group to push for a greater emphasis on black people in their focus on so-called “systemic racism.” The Associated Press recently made a similar announcement in their decision to capitalize black, while at the same time, in a racist double-standard, explicitly refusing to capitalize White.

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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Cuts $115 Million From State Police Budget

Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich.), the radical governor of Michigan who has come under overwhelming criticism for her excessive coronavirus lockdowns, has cut as much as $115 million from the budget for the Michigan State Police, as reported by Breitbart.

Whitmer made the budget cuts through Executive Order 2020-155, demanding that $115.07 million be taken from the state police budget, in addition to a slash of $392.67 million from Michigan’s Department of Corrections, and another $36.46 cut from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Whitmer apparently plans to make up for some of the cut funding with $107 million in federal funds from the recent coronavirus stimulus bills, although this is a temporary source of funding that will most likely not be available next year.

When asked about the massive cut to police funding, Whitmer said that “the spirit is really about reprioritizing [and] rebuilding communities, not just policing…you don’t need all the money that’s going into police departments.”

The decision in Michigan marks the latest major effort by Democratic governors and other elected officials to severely reduce police budgets in the wake of the far-left “defund the police” movement. In Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti (D-Calif.) cut $150 million from the budget for the LAPD. In New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-N.Y.) slashed $1 billion from the NYPD budget.

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Morning Greatness: Portland Mayor Gets Some Tear Gas at Nightly Riot

Good Thursday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • The president has no public events scheduled.

 

Riots/protestors/Black Lives Matter/war on cops:

Portland mayor tear-gassed by federal agents at protest

AG Barr calls reaction to George Floyd death ‘extreme’

ACLU sues federal agencies, Portland police for attacking volunteer medics at protests

One-Year-Old Twins Shot In Ohio As Violence Continues To Escalate

Denver police union head: ‘Stand-down’ order was in effect when pro-cop rally attacked

Acting DHS chief doubles down on federal presence in Portland: ‘We are not taking it any longer’

Gun, ammo sales surging amid coronavirus pandemic, civil unrest: survey

Chicago alderman says the city should accept President Trump’s help to fight crime

One of the country’s largest textbook publishers is considering capitalizing the word Black. Here’s why that matters

 

Coronavirus news:

Fauci, Redfield and Giroir to testify before Coronavirus panel as pandemic worsens

House votes to remove statues from Capitol that honor Confederate leaders, racists

Rand Paul calls for Cuomo to be impeached over coronavirus response

Report: Temporary $52 Million Coronavirus Hospital In New York Admitted Only 79 Patients

California surpasses New York state in confirmed virus cases

Janice Dean: COVID-19 killed my in-laws after Cuomo’s reckless New York nursing home policy

Dr. Birx defends Trump administration’s coronavirus testing: ‘This is a very different epidemic than we had in March and April’

Tom Cotton rips NY Times for running China scientist’s op-ed slamming US virus response

DC investigator finds no Covid-related violations at Trump International Hotel

 

Other morsels:

Anti-feminism warning signs we should all know

Of course. Biden says ‘racists’ have sought the U.S. presidency before but Trump is first one elected

Twitter says hackers accessed direct messages of some accounts in bitcoin scam

Illegal Alien Was Out on Bail When He Allegedly Killed Three Retired Officers

Senate Moves to Ban TikTok From Government-Issued Devices

Ya’ think? Nearly 3 in 4 US adults say social media companies have too much power, influence in politics

Trump, Ben Carson Are ‘Tearing Down’ An Obama-Era Housing Rule Accused Of Funneling Money Into Wealthy Areas

Suveillance video shows suspects follow victim into store before Florida ‘massacre’

Sierra Club to address history of racism, white supremacy, and restructure leadership, director says

Authorities probe 3rd Fort Hood-linked death in a month

 

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

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Dr. Fauci ‘Was Not Invited’ to Trump’s Chinese Virus Briefing

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the renowned infectious disease expert told CNN that he was not invited to President Donald Trump’s coronavirus briefing on Tuesday evening, The New York Post reports.

“I was not invited, up to this point,” Fauci told host Jake Tapper in a live interview less than an hour before Trump was slated to address reporters in the White House briefing room at 5 p.m.

“I’m assuming that I’m not going to be there because it’s going to be just a short while and I’m still here at the NIH so I’m assuming I’m not going to be there,” he continued.

Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has faced criticism in recent weeks from President Donald Trump and other administration officials surrounding his response to the pandemic.

President Trump called Fauci an “alarmist” during an interview with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”

Fauci, who has described the attacks against him as “bizarre,” pushed back on that criticism on Monday, saying he was more of a “realist.”

Trump this week announced he was bringing back the nightly briefings he held at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March and April.

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Greta Thunberg to Donate $1.15M Prize Money to Climate Groups

Swedish teen and climate activist Greta Thunberg has been awarded a Portuguese rights award and already pledged the $1.15m prize to environmental groups, according to Fox News.

“That is more money than I can begin to imagine, but all the prize money will be donated, through my foundation, to different organizations and projects who are working to help people on the front line, affected by the climate crisis and ecological crisis,” Thunberg said in a video on Monday.

Thunberg was chosen from a field of 136 nominees selected by a panel of “internationally renowned personalities” from various fields of science, tech, politics and culture, according to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, which administers the prize, Fox News reports.

“The way Greta Thunberg has been able to mobilize younger generations for the cause of climate change and her tenacious struggle to alter a status quo that persists, makes her one of the most remarkable figures of our days,” said Jorge Sampaio, chairman of the prize committee.

The first €100,000 of the prize money will go to the “SOS Amazonia” campaign led by Fridays For Future Brazil to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak in Brazil and another €100,000 will go to the Stop Ecocide Foundation “to support their work to make ecocide an international crime”, Thunberg said on Twitter.

The teenage activist has already received other awards such as the Time Magazine “Person of the Year” for 2019.

“Thunberg began a global movement by skipping school: starting in August 2018, she spent her days camped out in front of the Swedish Parliament, holding a sign painted in black letters on a white background that read Skolstrejk för klimatet: ‘School Strike for Climate,’” Time wrote at the time. “In the 16 months since, she has addressed heads of state at the U.N., met with the pope, sparred with the president of the United States and inspired 4 million people to join the global climate strike on September 20, 2019, in what was the largest climate demonstration in human history.”

She was also honored by Forbes Magazine as one of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women of 2019” and has been twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, according to the Gulbenkian Foundation. She has also received Amnesty International’s top human rights award, according to the Guardian.

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Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s Home Covered in ‘Defund the Police’ Graffiti

Police in Oakland, California are investigating the early Tuesday morning vandalism of Mayor Libby Schaaf’s home that included messages supportive of the “defund the police” movement, Breitbart reports.

Photos show red paint on the front of the Mayor’s home with slogans such as “Wake Up Libby,” “Take Responsibility Now” and what appeared to say “Black Blood On Your Hands.”

“Defund OPD,” and “cancel rent,” were spray-painted in red on a garage door.

“This crosses the line, because it’s someone’s house and property,” neighbor Alexandra Wright, 15, told KCBS Radio. “It’s not exactly okay. It’s not okay on any level.”

Wright’s mother questioned the protesters’ tactics, saying: “I get that people are upset. I’m upset, too. What’s your goal?”

Schaaf spokesperson Justin Berton said about the vandalism: “An attack at the home of a publicly elected official does not advance democracy. Around 2 a.m. vandals shot projectiles at the Mayor’s home, set off fireworks, and graffitied her home with paint.

“This attack, designed to intimidate the Mayor and strike fear into her family, will not stop her from advocating for the policies she believes are in the best long-term interests of her beloved hometown. Like all Oaklanders, she supports passionate protest but does not support tactics meant to harm and terrorize others.”

On Tuesday Oakland’s City Council will decide whether to cut the Police Department budget more.

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Gag Order Lifted Against Four Officers in George Floyd Case

On Tuesday, a judge in Minnesota formally lifted the gag order that had been placed on the four officers involved in the George Floyd case, allowing them and their legal teams to give statements to the press once again, as reported by The Hill.

The gag order was vacated by Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill, who declared that it “didn’t work,” and “if anything, may have exacerbated the issue,” due to the officers and their defense attorneys being incapable of responding to negative press reports.

In the incident that sparked nationwide race riots and a far-left movement to abolish America’s police, George Floyd, a black man, died after being restrained by four officers in Minneapolis on May 25th. A bystander filmed the arrest in a video that went viral, where White officer Derek Chauvin put his knee on the back of Floyd’s neck to restrain him. Although the autopsy confirmed that several drugs, including fentanyl and methamphetamine, were in Floyd’s system at the time, as well as Floyd testing positive for the coronavirus, Chauvin was accused of murdering Floyd.

All four officers seen in the video were soon fired from the Minneapolis Police Department. Chauvin faces charges of second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, while the other three officers – J. Kueng, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao – are charged with aiding and abetting murder and manslaughter.

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House Republicans Push to Oust Liz Cheney as Republican Conference Chair

In recent days, there has been an all-out revolt against Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) by Republican members of the House of Representatives, who are now openly calling for her to step down as chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, as reported by Breitbart.

The conflict had been growing due to Cheney’s past statements in support of Dr. Anthony Fauci and demanding that people wear masks, in contradiction of President Donald Trump’s suggestions that masks remain voluntary rather than forced. But tensions came to a head in recent days after Cheney spearheaded an effort to have Congress override President Trump’s intentions of withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan.

After Cheney introduced a measure to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that explicitly prohibited the president from withdrawing forces from the Middle East, conservative Republicans led by the House Freedom Caucus began an open revolt against Cheney.

Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said on Twitter that “Liz Cheney has worked behind the scenes (and now in public) against @realDonaldTrump and his agenda,” and that “Liz Cheney should step down or be removed” since “House Republicans deserve better as our Conference Chair.” He followed up with another tweet declaring that “the GOP Conference will be stronger if Liz Cheney is no longer leading it.”

Other prominent conservatives who have attacked Cheney include House Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) and Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-Texas). She has also faced criticism from former Freedom Caucus Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Congressman Chip Roy (R-Texas), over her support of Dr. Anthony Fauci – a federal bureaucrat who has clashed with President Trump in the media on numerous occasions over the coronavirus. She has also faced backlash for her declaration on Twitter that “real men wear masks,” with a picture of her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, wearing a mask.

The conflict has already spread outside the House, with Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) declaring that Cheney “wants to stay forever” in foreign wars, and is actively “leading the fight to stop [President Trump] from leaving.” President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., also joined in the fray by remarking that “we already have one Mitt Romney, we don’t need another,” and that “we also don’t need the endless wars she advocates for.”

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Yale Professor Says Hydroxychloroquine Could Save 100,000 Lives

A Yale professor claimed on Fox News that if the experimental anti-malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine was used to treat more coronavirus patients nationwide, it could save up to 100,000 lives.

Professor Harvey Risch, a professor of epidemiology for Yale’s School of Public Health, made the comments Tuesday on Laura Ingraham’s show, “The Ingraham Angle.” He explained that if the drug were used more widely and implemented as a “prophylactic” for emergency workers and medical personnel, as other countries have already done, then anywhere from 75,000 to 100,000 Americans could be saved.

Dr. Risch noted that “there are many doctors that I’ve gotten hostile remarks about saying that all the evidence is bad for it,” when such assertions are actually “not true at all.” He acknowledged that there is a “propaganda war” being waged against the drug purely because President Trump endorsed the drug early on, with his political opponents being determined to see any method supported by the president shot down rather than be implemented nationwide.

The evidence has always supported President Trump’s assertion that Hydroxychloroquine, originally used to treat malaria, is one of the most effective drugs against the Chinese coronavirus. Most recently, a study from the Henry Ford Health System in Southeast Michigan found that Hydroxychloroquine administration to coronavirus patients resulted in a “66 percent hazard ratio reduction.” The study concluded that, while more trials would be necessary, it was clear that “treatment with Hydroxychloroquine alone, and in combination with azithromycin, was associated with reduction in COVID-19 associated mortality.”