A pair of Missouri residents connected to a militia group traveled to Kenosha, Wis., amid demonstrations over the police shooting of Jacob Blake “to loot and possibly ‘pick people off,'” according to a federal criminal complaint.
Michael Karmo, 40, and Cody Smith, 33, both of Hartville, Mo., were arrested Tuesday at a hotel in Kenosha County on federal charges of illegal possession of firearms. Both men are barred from possessing firearms because of past criminal convictions. Continue reading “Militia members face gun charges, alleged to have come to Kenosha ‘to pick people off’”
Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden
AIER reports that the following letter has made an impact on public health authorities not only in Belgium but around the world. The text could pertain to any case in which states locked down their citizens rather than allow people freedom and permit medical professionals to bear the primary job of disease mitigation.
So far it has been signed by 435 medical doctors, 1,439 medically trained health professionals, and 9,901 citizens. Continue reading ““No Medical Justification For Emergency Measures” – Open Letter From 100s Of Doctors, Health Pros Urges End To Lockdowns”
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 13-year-old Utah boy with autism was shot by police after his mother asked for help getting him hospital mental-health treatment and officers agreed to talk with him, police footage released Monday showed.
The videos show Salt Lake City officers chasing him down an alley after they arrive at his home, then yelling at him to get on the ground. The boy collapses after a series of shots ring out, moaning, “I don’t feel good. I don’t feel good.” He survived but suffered broken bones and pierced organs, the family’s attorney has said. Continue reading “Police release footage after officers shoot 13-year-old boy”
New York Post – by Lia Eustachewich
A teen was arrested and a second suspect is in the wind following an “ambush”-style shooting of an Arizona state trooper Thursday, authorities said.
Luis German Espinoza Acuna, 17, allegedly used an AK-47 to fire multiple shots at Arizona Department of Public Safety detectives in a residential area of Phoenix just before 9 a.m., the department said. Continue reading “Teen arrested, second suspect at large in ‘ambush’ shooting of Arizona trooper”
Reason – by Elizabeth Nolan Brown
The federal government shouldn’t dictate what local schools across the country teach—and in the past, conservatives have rightly denounced the idea that it should. Here, for instance, is Phyllis Schlafly in 2014 railing against Obama-era Common Core standards, which Schlafly saw as an “attempt to compel all U.S. children to be taught the same material and not taught other things parents might think important.” Yet like so many other conservative principles, this one seems to have fallen by the wayside in the Trump era. Now, President Donald Trump is announcing plans for (yet another!) executive order, this one to create a “patriotic education” curriculum for U.S. public schools. Continue reading “Trump’s 1776 Commission to ‘Promote Patriotic Education’ Is Executive Overreach”
The home of two Camden County, New Jersey, police officers and their 10-day old infant was struck six times by bullets earlier this week, and authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating the suspects.
“Thank God the officers and their baby were uninjured,” Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki said at a press conference Thursday. Continue reading “Shooters open fire on home with 2 New Jersey police officers, infant inside”
MOLALLA, Ore. (Reuters) – Nicole West steered her bulldozer through the smoldering forest, pushing logs into the underbrush and away from the wildfires ripping through Oregon’s Cascade Mountains. Her border collie, Oink, rode shotgun as West and a volunteer crew raced to clear a fire line.
Behind West, on the front lines of the 136,000-acre (55,000-hectare) Riverside fire, two young men pulled a water tank behind their pickup truck, struggling to douse the flames. Continue reading “How a ‘Hillbilly Brigade’ saved an Oregon town from raging wildfires”
A bipartisan group of House members is introducing a stimulus proposal that aims to break a month-long stalemate in negotiations and distribute $1.5 trillion of aid to the economy before the election.
The middle ground proposal from the group dubbed the “Problem Solvers Caucus” includes provisions like a second round of stimulus checks, an extension of extra unemployment benefits, aid to small businesses and schools, election aid, among others. Continue reading “Coronavirus stimulus: Bipartisan caucus unveils $1.5 trillion proposal, including checks and extra unemployment benefits, in attempt to break gridlock”
A man in Oregon was arrested early Monday for setting “multiple” fires along a freeway in Portland, hours after he was released from custody for setting another brush fire along the same roadway, according to police.
The Portland Police Bureau said in a news release that officers were dispatched around 3:37 a.m. Monday to a report of “multiple fires” burning along the west side of the Interstate 205 freeway. Continue reading “Oregon man arrested twice in 12-hour span for starting ‘multiple’ fires near Portland freeway”
Herald and News
In the smoky midday heat Wednesday, Ed Combs broke the law. He flipped a switch to turn on an irrigation pump that had been dormant all summer.
The pump sputtered, and soon 21 cubic feet per second of water began to flow from the Williamson River to Modoc Point Irrigation District. Continue reading “Modoc Point Irrigation District illegally turns on pumps”
COMPTON, Calif. — The shooting of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies in an apparent ambush prompted a manhunt for the shooter, reaction from the president and protests outside the hospital where the wounded deputies were being treated Saturday night in California.
The 31-year-old female deputy and 24-year-old male deputy both underwent surgery Saturday evening, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a late-night news conference. Both graduated from the academy 14 months ago, he said. Continue reading “2 California deputies shot in apparent ambush”
KTVL News 10
JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Jackson County Sheriff, Sheriff Nathan Sickler, announced charges today against 41-year-old Michael Jarrod Bakkela relating to at least one portion of the devastating Almeda fire. Continue reading “Arson charges filed in Almeda Fire”
SEATTLE (AP) — Raging wildfires in the Pacific Northwest have fueled a barrage of false information this week as unsubstantiated social media posts blamed coordinated groups of arsonists from both the far left and far right for setting the blazes.
Officials turned to Facebook on Wednesday and Thursday to squash competing narratives — some posts blamed far-left antifa activists and others said the far-right group the Proud Boys were responsible for fires that have scorched wide swaths of Oregon and Washington state.
Continue reading “Officials squash rumors of far right, far left setting fires”
PHOENIX, Ore. (AP) — Deadly wildfires in heavily populated northwest Oregon were growing, with hundreds of thousands of people told to flee encroaching flames while residents to the south tearfully assessed their losses.
The number of people evacuated statewide because of fires rose to an estimated 500,000 — more than 10 percent of the state’s 4.2 million people, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management reported late Thursday. Continue reading “‘Evacuate now:’ Wildfires grow in Oregon as 500K flee”
Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden
protester rioter caught fire after running through a molotov cocktail thrown by a comrade Saturday night, during the city’s 100th straight of protests.
The man attempted to douse the flames as one onlooker shouted “stop, drop and roll!” Continue reading “Man Catches Fire After Molotov Cocktail Thrown In Portland; Riot Declared, Tear Gas Deployed”
Two Missouri men were arrested on firearm charges after a tipster warned law enforcement the pair were traveling to Kenosha, Wisconsin, with assault-style weapons, according to court documents.
Michael M. Karmo, 40, and Cody E. Smith, 33, were arrested at a hotel near Kenosha on Tuesday and charged with illegal possession of firearms, the Department of Justice announced Thursday. According to the criminal complaint against them, they were found with a major cache of firearms and weapons in their vehicle and hotel room that included an AR-15, a shotgun, handguns, a dagger, a saw and magazines. Continue reading “Blue Lives Matter supporters arrested with slew of firearms outside Kenosha after police received tip about possible shooting, DOJ says”
A police officer in San Leandro, California, has been charged with voluntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a Black man wielding a baseball bat inside a Walmart, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announced Wednesday. Officer Jason Fletcher shot and killed 33-year-old Steven Demarco Taylor on April 18. Continue reading “Officer charged in fatal shooting of man at San Francisco Walmart”
Former Trump 2016 campaign guru and White House advisor Steve Bannon made his first court appearance on Thursday afternoon after being arrested for wire fraud and money laundering earlier in the day.
The arraignment was a pro forma session that largely passed uneventfully–with the defendant consenting to various procedural asks posed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron. Bannon declined a public reading of his indictment and eventually pleaded not guilty to the charges against him via video teleconference. Continue reading “Steve Bannon Granted $5 Million Bail Package That Allows Him to Travel to Multiple States”
(Reuters) – U.S. Senator Rand Paul, who attended President Donald Trump’s Republican Party nomination convention, said on Friday he was attacked by what he described as an “angry mob” of more than 100 people near the White House and had to be rescued by the police.
“Just got attacked by an angry mob of over 100, one block away from the White House. Thank you to DC Police Dept for literally saving our lives from a crazed mob,” the senator wrote on twitter. Continue reading “Senator Rand Paul says attacked by ‘angry mob’ near White House”