News and Headlines.7/20/2020

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St. Louis’ top prosecutor says she’s charging couple who flashed guns at crowd marching to mayor’s office

Mark and Patricia McCloskey drawing their firearms on the crowd marching toward St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's home last month.
Mark and Patricia McCloskey drawing their firearms on the crowd marching toward St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson’s home last month. (DANIEL SHULAR/via REUTERS, File)

Gardner, the city’s top prosecutor, said Mark and Patricia McCloskey also faced a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree assault over the June 28 incident.

“It is illegal to wave weapons in a threatening manner — that is unlawful in the city of St. Louis,” Gardner said in a statement. She added that she was recommending a diversion program such as community service in lieu if jail.

The McCloskeys have said many times they were defending themselves, with tensions high in St. Louis and other cities over race and law enforcement.

They said that the crowd of demonstrators broke an iron gate marked with “No Trespassing” and “Private Street” signs, and that some violently threatened them.

In a statement to Fox News, the couple’s attorney, Joel Schwartz, called the charges “disheartening.”

Esther Salas: ‘Body found’ as police probe attack on judge’s family

Police outside the home of Judge Esther Salas in North Brunswick.
Police outside the home of Judge Esther Salas in North Brunswick

The son of Judge Esther Salas was killed in the attack in New Jersey on Sunday and her husband was badly injured.

A man dressed as a FedEx delivery man opened fire at their home, police said.

The suspect in the attack has not been officially identified, although he has been named by some US media.

A package addressed to Judge Salas was found inside his car, sources said.

The suspect’s body was discovered in Liberty in New York’s Sullivan County, about 130 miles (210km) from the crime scene, according to CBS News.

Orlando to test sending therapists, social workers along with police for mental health calls

A protestor holds up a sign in front of Orlando Police officers lined up in front of OPD headquarters on June 2, 2020.
A protestor holds up a sign in front of Orlando Police officers lined up in front of OPD headquarters on June 2, 2020. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)

Orlando Police Department officers responding to people who are in mental health crises could soon be joined by a social worker, counselor or therapist, as part of a pilot program announced Monday among other proposals to revamp the agency’s practices.

The Orlando City Council heard a proposal for the “co-responder” program during a budget workshop.

If approved, the program is expected to cost $750,000 in the 2021 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1.

Mayor Buddy Dyer said one of the goals for the upcoming budget is to “refocus funding on our police department and expand our efforts to create racial equity.”

Florida woman calls 911 over broken refrigerator; cops get her a new one

Abusing the 911 system by calling over non-emergencies can get you arrested. But the outcome was much different for an elderly Florida woman who didn’t know what else to do when her refrigerator broke down.

Cheryl Nanartonis of Jensen Beach, who doesn’t have any extra money, was so distraught that her food would spoil that she called the emergency line, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday.

The dispatcher sent deputies to the home of Nanartonis, who “believed she was in crisis.”

Portland ‘Wall of Moms’ acting as human barrier between protesters, law enforcement

A group calling themselves the "Wall of Moms" gather outside the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Sunday in Portland, Oregon.
A group calling themselves the “Wall of Moms” gather outside the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Sunday in Portland, Oregon. (AP)

The women, wearing yellow shirts and bike helmets, were seen linking arms and chanting “Moms are here, feds stay clear!” during a protest in the Oregon city Sunday night, according to footage posted on social media.

“We are about protecting peaceful citizens’ right to protest,” Bev Barnum, a 35-year-old mother of two identified by BuzzFeed News as the organizer of the “Wall of Moms” told the website.

Brenna Burnett, a 29-year-old participant, told BuzzFeed News that the barrier the women are forming is “about Black moms every day losing their children, husbands, brothers, friends.”

63 Shot, 12 Dead in Chicago This Weekend, Mayor Says She Has ‘Great Concerns’ About Federal Help To Quell Violence

It is a staggering statistic, with 41 different shooting incidents occurring between 6 p.m. Friday and midnight Sunday. WGN reported that since Jan. 1, 203 children — 17 and under — have been shot in Chicago, with 35 of those children killed.

Despite the gruesome violence tearing apart Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot is spending her time fretting over President Donald Trump’s proposal to send in federal help to ease the violence.

“We don’t need federal agents without any insignia taking people off the street and holding them I think unlawfully,” Lightfoot said to NBC5. “That’s not what we mean.”

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown felt differently about the federal assistance.

Report: Government Contractors Received PPP Loans While Getting Paid

File – Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is pictured. (AP Photo)
File – Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is pictured. (AP Photo)

A new analysis by the Wall Street Journal, released Sunday, revealed at least 68 Florida companies received both government contracts and PPP loans despite having active state projects.

The approved loans valued to about $150, 000 despite existing contracts dated back to April.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnunchin has suggested tougher PPP restrictions to ensure checks are going to the right businesses.

“A next phase of relief should extend the PPP, but on a more targeted basis for smaller companies and those that are especially hard hit,” he stated. “Such as restaurants, hotels, and other travel and hospitality business.”

Alabama man accused of a dozen sex crimes arrested on new rape charge a month after his release: report

Terrance Terrell Keeton (Montgomery County Sheriff's Office)
Terrance Terrell Keeton (Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office)

Terrance Terrell Keeton, 27, of Montgomery, was arrested Wednesday on a first-degree rape charge.

He is accused of holding an 18-year-old woman at his home on Sheldon Road on July 9.

He allegedly raped her between 9 and 11 p.m. after the victim declined his advances several times, the Montgomery Advertiser reported, citing court records.

Keeton was released from jail in early June on a $100,000 bond. A judge took away a cash stipulation from his bond in connection with five first-degree rape and seven first-degree sodomy cases from 2016.

Anti-cop ‘mob’ swarms Back the Blue event in Denver, bloodying several before shutting things down: reports

A man bleeds from his head after being injured at a pro-law enforcement rally that clashed with counter-protesters demonstrating against racial inequality, in Denver, Colorado, U.S. July 19, 2020. (Reuters/Kevin Mohatt)

The sixth annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day event was scheduled to be held Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the amphitheater in Civic Center Park in Denver. It was advertised by the Pro Police Rally Colorado Facebook page.

Randy Corporon, an attorney who helped organize the “family-friendly” event involving food and live music by Becker Band, said Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen had asked him to either reschedule or move the pro-police gathering from its normal location, citing a risk that officers could be put in danger as Black Lives Matter demonstrators planned a counter-protest also at the Civic Center Park.

“He was agitated that we’re going to get his officers hurt,” Corporon told the Denver Post.“My response to him was that he should allow his officers to do their job and if people are down there breaking the law, to stop them.

Because they’ll have nothing to fear from us.”


Trump vows to send feds into cities facing violence, as DHS reportedly drafts Chicago deployment plan

“New York and Chicago and Philadelphia and Detroit and Baltimore … we’re not going to let this happen in our country,” Trump said in the Oval Office.

“We will have more federal law enforcement. That I can tell you.”

Trump has specifically singled out Chicago in recent weeks for the surge in homicides and other violent crime there – blaming “liberal Democrats” for the spike and promising swift action.

Police in Chicago reported that 10 people were killed over the weekend by gun violence and 60 more injured – including 10 minors – in a spate of shootings that eclipsed those during the same weekend last year, in which 43 people had been shot, three fatally, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Teachers Union Calls to Defund Police

Teachers Union against reopening until Police Defunded and much more.

Not much at all about teaching kids or anything at all to do with schools.

Mostly just political agenda.


Full Measure: July 19,2020

This week on Full Measure, we speak with a government worker who says he paid fees to a union he says he never joined.

Plus, we get James Rosen’s analysis regarding the Inspector General report that found FBI surveillance abuses during the 2016 campaign.

Also, we’ll speak to an author who says police and government are intruding into our lives more than ever, at all levels.

And a trip to the Big Easy leads Lisa Fletcher to uncover a trove of old newspapers that date back to the 1880’s.

Federal Agents In Portland Deploy Flash Bang Grenades, Tear Gas To Disperse Crowd

Federal agents attempted to gain back control after protesters knocked down a fence surrounding the federal courthouse in Portland Sunday night.

Rep. Maxine Waters spotted pulling over to confront police in LA for stopping Black driver: report

The California Democrat was driving in her home district over the weekend when she parked her car and walked over to the L.A. County Sheriff patrol car, TMZ reported.

“They stopped a brother so I stopped to see what they were doing,” Waters said on the video.

Waters said an officer told her she was parked illegally.

“They said I’m in the wrong place and they’re going to give me a ticket. That’s OK as long as I watch them,” she continued.

Housing crisis forces Californians onto the streets

The housing crisis in California has reached a new high.

One America’s Allysia Britton takes a look at the issue.


California church network sues Gov. Newsom over ban on worship, home Bible studies

“Newsom encourages tens of thousands of people to gather for mass protests, he bans all in-person worship and home Bible studies and fellowship.

Such repression is well-known in despotic governments, and it is shocking that even home fellowship is banned in America,” Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, said in a statement on the lawsuit.

“This outrage will not stand!”

Black woman dumps paint on more Black Lives Matter murals in NYC: ‘We want our police’

Bevelyn Beatty is detained by NYPD cops after defacing a Black Lives Matter mural at Trump Tower.
Bevelyn Beatty is detained by NYPD cops after defacing a Black Lives Matter mural at Trump Tower.James Keivom

Bevelyn Beatty, 29, livestreamed each installment on her Facebook page. In her most recent post, Beatty recounted covering up parts of the murals with paint.

“Ya’ll, we did an all-nighter,” Beatty says in a Sunday Facebook post. “Let me tell you something, yesterday was epic.”

Beatty could be seen in the first livestream smearing paint outside the Midtown skyscraper, as police tried to apprehend her.


Guy Lewis on Durham probe: Expect criminal indictments in next 30 days

FOX NEW VIDEO: ‘I’ve never seen anything like it,’ says Guy Lewis, former U.S. attorney, discussing John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the Russia probe.

Supreme Court refuses to expedite Trump records ruling, further delaying House bid to obtain docs

The Supreme Court on Monday morning refused a request from the House of Representatives to move up the timeline under which a ruling in a case concerning President Trump’s financial records would officially be issued, further delaying House Democrats’ quest to get ahold of Trump’s documents.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor was the only recorded justice who said she would grant the request, which House Democrats said was necessary because “[t]he Committees’ investigations are ongoing, remain urgent, and have been impeded by the lack of finality in these litigations, which were initiated in April 2019.”

The ruling will come into force on Aug. 3, as originally scheduled.

White House Chief Of Staff Says He Expects Criminal Indictments To Result From Durham Probe

Chief of Staff Mark Meadows arrives at Miami International Airport on Friday, July 10, 2020,
Chief of Staff Mark Meadows arrives at Miami International Airport on Friday, July 10, 2020, as he joins President Donald Trump on a trip to Florida. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

According to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, it’s time for people to go to jail as a result of U.S. attorney John Durham’s probe into the origins of the Russia investigation.

His comments came after Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Lindsay Graham released two recently declassified documents last week, which suggest FBI officials were skeptical of reports in early 2017 of contact between the Trump campaign and Russian intelligence officials.

Meadows went on to say new documents may be released in the coming days that will not only show that the Trump campaign was spied on, but will show the FBI did not act appropriately in its investigation.

Chris Wallace on Trump interview: He took all the questions, Biden hasn’t faced the same scrutiny

“The fact is, the president is out there. He’s out there in this broiling heat with me for an hour, he took all the questions.

You can like his answers or dislike them but he had answers and Joe Biden hasn’t faced that kind of scrutiny, hasn’t faced that kind of exposure,” Wallace told Fox News’ Bret Baier on Monday.

Wallace noted that he and everyone from his crew had to be tested for coronavirus prior to the exclusive interview.

Baier said he’s asked Biden to come on “Special Report” multiple times to no avail.


Tlaib, Omar face insurgent primary challengers: Can ‘Squad’ survive?

In Minnesota’s heavily Democratic 5th Congressional District – which covers much of the city of Minneapolis and was ground zero for the nationwide protests sparked by the death of George Floyd – freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar is facing multiple challengers on the Aug. 11 primary vote, including one challenger who has dramatically outraised her.

And in Michigan’s overwhelmingly Democratic 13th Congressional District, which includes parts of Detroit and the inner suburbs of Wayne County, the Aug. 4 primary is a rematch from two years ago, as first-term Rep. Rashida Tlaib is trying to fend off Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones.

Texas Elects Allen West As New Republican Party Chairman

In this photo, former congressman and retired Lt. Col. Allen West speaks during Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority event in Washington (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

“Now is a critical time in Texas, it’s a line in the sand moment,” said West.

“When I think about an organization called Red Guard Austin, a communist group, is going around spray painting, hammers and sickles all over our capitol…Austin, Texas here is our call to arms…do not be discouraged, do not be dismayed.”

Allen’s victory follows a virtual convention because of a last minute ruling banning the delegates from meeting in-person due to concerns surrounding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Civil rights attorney Leo Terrell weighs in on nationwide unrest, chaos in Portland

One America’s Dana Alexa goes one-on-one with civil rights attorney Leo Terrell to discuss the ongoing chaos brewing in Portland, Oregon and why he thinks the Black Lives Matter movement has been hijacked by leftism.


Steve Hilton: President Trump needs a new campaign strategy

A Biden presidency is not a done deal, not by a long way.

There’s time for another Trump comeback, but it will take more than a new campaign manager.

Civil Rights Attorney Leo Terrell Announces He Will Vote Republican for the First Time Ever

The news caught the attention of the Trump campaign, which made sure to tweet out Terrell’s announcement and give him a warm welcome:

In recent weeks, Terrell has sparred with left-wing activist Cornel West and argued that the Democratic Party has “been hijacked by the extremists.”

In early July, Terrell published a commentary piece in Newsweek scorching Black Lives Matter.

‘Game Over’: Flynn’s Defense Sends Forceful Message To Judge Sullivan

Powell, who has been noted for her extraordinary work in exposing corruption at the highest level of government in Flynn’s case, pointed to a number of mistakes and false statements made in Sullivan’s request to the appeals court to keep Flynn’s case ongoing.

“Sullivan has no standing to file the petition…and he is supposed to be neutral,” stated Powell. “No federal circuit has ever countenanced such a filing.”

“Judge Sullivan completely ignores the massive motion to dismiss and knew evidence filed by the government- and all Flynn’s filings. The evidence shows there was NO CRIME,” stated Powell.

World News:

Chinese Ambassador to UK pressed on purported drone video of Uighur prisoners being herded into trains

This screenshot purportedly shows hundreds of prisoners shackled and blindfolded who are believed to be from China's minority Uighur Muslims, reports claim.
This screenshot purportedly shows hundreds of prisoners shackled and blindfolded who are believed to be from China’s minority Uighur Muslims, reports claim. (War on Fear/ Twitter)

Liu Xiaoming, China’s ambassador to the U.K., was pressed by BBC host Andrew Marr to explain the clip during a television interview Sunday.

“Let’s look at some very disturbing drone footage that’s been widely shared around the world.

This is, almost certainly, over northern China, over Xinjiang.

Can you tell us what is happening here?” Marr asked, while showing a video that surfaced in 2019.

China, U.S. Escalate Forces, Threats in South China Sea

The USS Ronald Reagan and USS Nimitz in the South China Sea, July 6, 2020.
The USS Ronald Reagan and USS Nimitz in the South China Sea, July 6, 2020. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHINA ON MONDAY WARNED the U.S. not to conduct any further military escalation in the South China Sea as both countries dramatically ramp up the presence of their armed forces in the increasingly contested region.

Days after the U.S. redeployed two aircraft carriers to the region in move seen as highly rare – and, to China, provocative – Chinese state media on Monday confirmed it had sent a brigade of aviation forces to two islands it administers in the contested Paracel Archipelago along with a series of warships.

They plan to conduct “live-fire maritime target attack drills” in response to the heightened U.S. military presence there, which China claims “is the real pusher of militarization in the South China Sea.”


We Are Victims of the Greatest Crime in History

Back in March, international best-selling author, Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA, was the first medical doctor to describe the coronavirus scare as a hoax.

Here he analyses the coronavirus hoax from its beginning and shows how governments have lied and endangered millions of lives.

Dr Coleman proves that the response of governments has killed far more people than the coronavirus.

If We Lose John Locke, We Lose America

Most of us learned the key ideas of the Declaration of Independence in school: that “all men are created equal,” “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,” that government’s job is “to secure these rights.”

This was a radical departure from the way things had always been.

Where did these revolutionary ideas come from?

Ben Shapiro explains in this illuminating video.

Teachers Insist That Public School Is Not Essential. They’re Right. | The Matt Walsh Show Ep. 524

Today on the Matt Walsh Show, Democrats, the media, and many public school teachers are now in effect arguing that public school is inessential and expendable.

I agree with them and I think we should take them at their word.

Also Five Headlines including Kanye’s powerful pro-life plea.

And in our Daily Cancellation, we will discuss whether a black woman doing Irish dance should get an exemption from the “cultural appropriation” charge.