(CNN) — Some parts of the campaign trail in Mexico look like anywhere else — rallies, bumper stickers, candidates making lofty promises. Other parts — the threats, the assaults, the murders — are more unique.
Political violence mars every election season here and the run up to the June 6 midterm elections has been no different. But this year has been particularly gruesome, even for a country more used to it than most. Continue reading “At least 88 politicians have been killed in Mexico since September”
The Drive – by Brett Tingley
Last month, The War Zone reported on a bizarre drone encounter that occurred in the skies above Tucson, Arizona. According to reports, on the evening of February 9, 2021 around 10:30 PM local time, a helicopter belonging to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, encountered what has been described by KOLD’s Dan Marries, who interviewed an FBI agent assigned to the case, as a “highly modified drone” in controlled airspace. Another helicopter operated by the Tucson Police Department’s Air Support Unit was called in to help track and potentially identify the drone alongside the one from CBP, but the drone was able to evade them both and remain unidentified. Shortly after the incident was disclosed, the FBI released a statement asking for help from the public regarding any information related to the encounter. Continue reading “New Details Emerge On The “Highly Modified Drone” That Outran Police Helicopters Over Tucson”
MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas woman who alleges consensual sex with a friend in his college dorm room turned into a terrifying assault took matters into her own hands when prosecutors declined to bring rape charges. She called a citizen grand jury, relying on a 134-year-old state law.
Madison Smith, 22, collected the hundreds of signatures necessary to empanel the grand jury after the county prosecutor resolved the case by allowing Jared Stolzenburg to plead guilty to aggravated battery and receive two years’ probation. Continue reading “Kansas woman alleging dorm rape convenes own grand jury”
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. — Here at That One Place in Port Orchard, you’ll find that one list.
“So here’s the list everybody calls the tattletale list,” says owner Craig Kenady.
His bottom line:
Continue reading “Messages, ‘phone calls of hate’ reported after restaurant posts Covid-19 ‘tattletale list’”
A man visiting a resort in northeast China survived a nightmare scenario after a glass-bottomed bridge shattered under his feet. The tourist was eventually rescued after clinging to a railing.
The walkway, located in the Piyan Mountain resort in the city of Longjing, was partially destroyed by violent winds on Friday – leaving the terrified tourist stranded 100 meters (328 feet) from the ground. Continue reading “Tourist rescued after being trapped on glass bridge that SHATTERED in China”
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Bill Gates’ friendship with notorious paedophile Jeffrey Epstein was reportedly part of the reason for his divorce from wife Melinda, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The multi-billionaire couple announced their divorce last week in a joint statement posted on Twitter. Continue reading “Bill Gates’ friendship with Jeffrey Epstein rumoured to be part of reason behind divorce”
Reason – by Brian Doherty, April 2, 2019
Nearly four years ago, over 170 people were arrested after a chaotic scene outside a meeting of biker clubs at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, in which both police and some bikers fired guns and nine people were killed (at least four of them almost certainly by police) and 20 injured. Today, after years of highly questionable prosecutorial practices, the remaining 24 indictments have been dropped. No one will actually end up convicted for any crimes committed that day in May 2015.
Current McLennan County District Attorney Barry Johnson, who inherited the whole mess from former D.A. Abel Reyna, told the Waco Tribune that he spent 75 percent of his time since taking office in January trying to deal with the aftermath, and has concluded “after looking over the 24 cases we were left with, it is my opinion as your district attorney that we are not able to prosecute any of those cases and reach our burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt.” Continue reading “2019: Waco Biker Prosecutions Over After Nearly Four Years; All Remaining Charges Dropped”
Gateway Pundit – by Cristina Laila
The FBI this week raided a Homer, Alaska couple’s home looking for Nancy Pelosi’s laptop.
12 agents broke down the Hueper’s front door with their guns drawn, separated the husband and wife, cuffed them, seized their electronics and interrogated them for 3 hours. Continue reading “12 Armed FBI Agents Kick Down Door of Couple’s Home Looking For Pelosi’s Laptop – Turns Out it Was a Case of Mistaken Identity”
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At Mount Carmel in Waco, Texas, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) launches a tear-gas assault on the Branch Davidian compound, ending a tense 51-day standoff between the federal government and an armed religious cult. By the end of the day, the compound was burned to the ground, and some 80 Branch Davidians, including 22 children, had perished in the inferno. Continue reading “This Day in History, 1993: Waco Siege ends; Branch Davidian compound burns”
Museum of the American Revolution
In the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 19, 1775, British troops crossed Boston Harbor with the intention of marching to Concord, Massachusetts to seize military supplies stored in the town by Patriot militiamen. Anticipating the British actions, an alarm was raised throughout the countryside by American silversmith Paul Revere and dozens of other riders who warned the colonial militia and minutemen that the regulars were on the road to Concord. By 5 am, the simmering tensions between the American colonists and the British government would reach their breaking point. The events of April 19 would change the world forever. Continue reading “The Day the American Revolution Began”
Wall Street Journal – by Benjamin Katz
Airlines are battling a scourge of passengers traveling with falsified Covid-19 health certificates.
The documents are often the Covid-19 test results required by many countries on arrival. The International Air Transport Association industry body says it has tracked fake certificates in multiple countries, from France to Brazil, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Border control authorities and police forces have also reported arrests of people selling documents in the U.K., Spain, Indonesia and Zimbabwe, among others. Continue reading “Fake Covid-19 Certificates Hit Airlines, Which Now Have to Police Them”