News and Headlines.9/22/2020

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Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy ambushed by gunman released from hospital

Sgt. Frederickson, from the Los Angeles County sheriff's office, visits a female deputy who was shot during an ambush as seen in photo posted in the Lost Hills Sheriff's Station Facebook account. The injured deputy's husband is also seen in the photo.
LostHillsSheriffsStation/Facebook Sgt. Frederickson, from the Los Angeles County sheriff’s office, visits a female deputy who was shot during an ambush as seen in photo posted in the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station Facebook account. The injured deputy’s husband is also seen in the photo.

The 31-year-old deputy, the mother of a 6-year-old boy who was shot multiple times in the surprise attack, was discharged on Monday evening from St. Francis Medical Center in Lynnwood, California, according to the sheriff’s department.

The deputy went home five days after her 25-year-old partner, who was also shot multiple times, was discharged from the same hospital.

The female deputy was unable to speak to the president because she was shot in the jaw but did write messages to him that were conveyed to Trump by a sheriff’s sergeant who was next to her hospital bed, sheriff’s department officials said.

Louisiana state trooper killed in wreck hours after learning he would be fired in Black man’s death

Master Trooper Chris Hollingsworth was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the wreck. Hollingsworth sustained severe injuries and was transported to a local hospital before being airlifted to LSU-Shreveport. He died early Tuesday morning.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Autopsy and toxicology reports are pending.

Hollingsworth received word Sunday that State Police intended to terminate him following an internal investigation into the May 2019 death of Ronald Greene, a case that has drawn mounting scrutiny and become the subject of a federal civil rights investigation.

Here’s what the Federal Government just did to help prevent violence & destruction in US cities

For months now, often under the leadership of progressive mayors and officials, city and local governments around the nation have enacted policies that — at times — encourage violence and the destruction of property from far-left groups.

But the Federal Government just made a major declaration to help prevent this moving forward. Russel Vought, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, explains to Glenn why the Department of Justice just identified Portland, New York City, and Seattle as jurisdictions permitting violence.

He explains what the declaration means and how it could severely, financially effect these three cities until drastic changes to ensure the safety their citizens are made.

45 shot, 10 killed in deadly Chicago weekend

Crime scene tape. (Prathan Keawkhum/Dreamstime/TNS)
Crime scene tape. (Prathan Keawkhum/Dreamstime/TNS)

The first victim killed by gunfire in the city over the weekend was 24-year-old Isaiah Armstrong, who was found by authorities with a gunshot wound to the head and around 5:40 p.m. on Friday in the 8400 block of South Escanaba Avenue.

Armstrong was pronounced dead at the scene, according to authorities.

The final fatal shooting for the weekend also saw the youngest fatal victim, a 17-year-old boy.

The boy was standing in an alley in the 6400 block of North Hamilton Avenue at around 2:50 a.m. when someone fired shots, according to police.

He was hit in the back and taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he died.

A 16-year was also shot at around 2:15 a.m. on Saturday morning and hospitalized in critical condition.

The deadly Chicago weekend comes a week after another 54 people were shot and 12 were killed the weekend prior.

Revealed: French-born Canadian woman, 53, suspected of mailing ricin to President Trump at the White House ‘had tweeted #killtrump 11 days before her arrest and sent a total of SIX letters’

Named: Pascale Ferrier, 53, a French-born resident of Quebec, has been identified as the woman suspected of mailing ricin letters to President Trump at the White House.
Named: Pascale Ferrier, 53, a French-born resident of Quebec, has been identified as the woman suspected of mailing ricin letters to President Trump at the White House.

The woman accused of mailing envelopes containing ricin to President Donald Trump and to law enforcement in Texas has been identified as a 53-year-old French-born resident of Quebec, who also allegedly mailed threatening letters to the recipients. 

Court records first obtained by CBC named the suspect as Pascale Ferrier, who was arrested on Sunday by the US Customs and Border Protection on the US-Canada border near Buffalo, New York. She was caught carrying a gun. 

In Facebook and Twitter posts in September, Ferrier also wrote ‘#killTrump’ and used similar wording as she did in the letter, calling him an ‘Ugly Clown Tyrant,’ according to the document.

VIDEO: Young Woman Alone On Miami Metro Viciously Attacked As Assailant Hurls Her Into Wall, Punches Her In Head Repeatedly

Miami/Dade Police Department
Miami/Dade Police Department

On September 24, Andrea Puerta was sitting alone on the rail car on the Metro train at the the Fifth Street Metromover Station when Joshua James King, 25, walked into the metro car.

Video shows King leaving the car, then returning to assault Puerta. A Miami-Dade Transit surveillance camera captured the incident.

King, who remained on the train after Puerta exited, later reportedly attacked two other men on the Metro.

He was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated battery charges, and released Sept. 10 on a $1,500 bond. King is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 25 for a hearing; Puerta said she plans to be there that day.

Sep 18, 2020: Video shows man beat woman alone in Miami’s Metromover before attacking 2 others

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Defund the police’ activist Alyssa Milano calls 911 sparking massive police presence in her quiet California neighborhood

‘It turned out it was a neighborhood teen with an air gun shooting at squirrels,’ a resident told the

The male teenager witnessed the emergency response and later realized he was the cause and turned himself in.

The officers then had an impromptu meeting with some of the residents in the Bell Canyon community center, confirming what they dubbed, ‘Squirrelgate.’

‘She uses her platform in hypocritical ways. Why not send your husband into the yard to find out what is actually going on before you call the police? I would guesstimate the response today from law enforcement cost tax payers thousands of dollars,’ one neighbor said

One neighbor says, ‘She can tweet those things because at the end of the day she lives behind gates in a gated community. She knows the police will come to save her.


Man shoots intruders, one of them fatally, after they shatter home’s window in middle of night

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP via Getty Images
JEWEL SAMAD/AFP via Getty Images

As gun sales spike amid a growing wave of violence in America’s streets over the past several months, one would assume that thoughtful, reflective criminals would be aware that the odds of targeting gun owners likely increase by the day.

The resident woke up to the sound of shattering glass and saw one man inside the home, the station said, and the resident reportedly grabbed his handgun and shot the suspect.

Lt. Brad Hall told KCBS-TV that the resident shot the suspect in the chest.

The resident then went to the back patio, where he encountered the second suspect, KCBS reported, adding that the resident thought he saw the suspect make a move toward his waist.

Missing Money | Full Measure

And after devastating hurricanes destroyed Puerto Rico 3 years ago the U.S. promised $91 billion in tax money for hurricane recovery.

Now a major update on arrests and convictions of government officials and contractors for fraud and corruption involving that effort.


The Internet Divide | Full Measure

Millions of Americans in rural areas lack high speed internet.

Combined with the coroavirus response, some children aren’t able to connect to public education.

Some businesses, like farmers, can’t get to critical information.

We investigate the taxpayer billions being spent on the need for speed in rural America.


Could the Government shut down right before Election Day? | Stephen Moore

Economist Stephen Moore examines the collision course that the House and Senate are on in regards to stimulus deals, and whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrat lawmakers could cause another government shutdown. – with Newsmax TV’s Bob Sellers

Census Report Shows How Jaw-Dropping Trump’s Economy Was Before Shutdowns

The headline number from the Census report sounds so large as to be a misprint: Real median income for American households increased 6.8 percent in 2019—a jump of almost $4,400.

Think about it for a moment: How many businesses offer 6.8 percent annual raises to all their workers?

The statistic becomes even more meaningful when considering the terminology.

The phrase “real median income” means the figure 1) takes inflation into account and 2) represents the 50th percentile of American income—so a big increase in income for the top 1 percent of earners won’t move the median income number one bit.

In other words, the benefits of this economic growth went to the vast majority of American households.

The data also undermine the current leftist stereotypes about the United States’ supposed systemic racism, misogyny, and xenophobia:

McSally: ‘The President Nominates and the Senate Confirms, and We Will Do That Without Delay’

Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ), who is in the middle of a tough election fight with Mark Kelly, dismissed the suggestion her race might sway her vote on the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice.

McSally said she was relying on the Constitution for her decision.

“The guiding document is the Constitution. Look, I put my life on the line for 26 years in the military,” she said.

“I raised my right hand at the oath of the Constitution. The president nominates, and the Senate confirms, and we will do that without delay.

Debate commission reveals the topics for the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden

Win McNamee via Getty Images
Win McNamee via Getty Images

the selected topics to be discussed at the debate, which will be held Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland. They are as follows:

The Trump and Biden Records
The Supreme Court
The Economy
Race and Violence in our Cities
The Integrity of the Election

Each of these topics will be discussed in six 15-minute segments, “to encourage deep discussion of the leading issues facing the country.”

There is no particular order of discussion, and the debate may begin with any of these topics.
The debate will begin at 9:00 p.m. ET and continue for 90 minutes without commercial breaks.

The selected topics reflect recent polling on what Americans view as the the top issues facing the country.


Report: Democrats funding pet projects like free college with taxpayer dollars meant for COVID relief

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat. (Handout/DNCC via Getty Images)
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat. (Handout/DNCC via Getty Images)

For example, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, announced earlier in September that she will use $24 million of CARES Act money to fund free college for some Michigan essential workers.

Meanwhile, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, a Democrat, announced a plan earlier in September to use $300,000 in CARES Act funds to pilot a universal basic income project.

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, another Democrat, is also getting in on the action.

Caldwell is using $629,000 in CARES Act money to hire more than a dozen community relations specialists and another $200,000 to pressure-wash sidewalks in one part of his city,

Democrats Are Ruthless!

We all know that either party would fill this vacancy if they could.

Here’s the Simple Truth.

World News:

VIDEO: Nude Adults Explain Transgender Bodies to 11-Year-Olds in Danish Kids Show

The show, broadcast in Denmark, translates as “Ultra Strip Down” and was praised by critics and even won an award at least year’s Danish TV show festival.

In the excerpt circulating social media, five adults strip down in front of their young audience and answer questions from their curious coming of age live viewers.

The show even included a transgender adult who told the young audience: “[I’m] not a boy, not a girl, I’m a bit of everything.”

China ‘must back off’, says Taiwan

Joseph Wu. Photo: SET screenshot.
Joseph Wu. Photo: SET screenshot.

Foreign minister Joseph Wu urged Beijing to “return to the civilised international standards” after a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said there was no so-called median line in the Taiwan Strait “as Taiwan is an inseparable part of Chinese territory”.

Wu told reporters: “The median line has been a symbol of preventing military conflicts and maintaining peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait for many years. The Chinese foreign ministry’s comment is equivalent of destroying the status quo.”

“I call on the international community to condemn the CCP for its dangerous and provocative words and deeds threatening peace… China must back off,” he added in a tweet.

US to enforce Iran-sanctions despite UNSC rejection; EastMed-Forum created- TV7 Israel News 22.09.20

1) The United States is stepping-up its ‘maximum pressure campaign’ against the Islamic Republic of Iran; despite opposition by members of the United Nations Security Council.

2) Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz, together with his counterparts from Egypt, Italy, Greece, Jordan, Cyprus and the Palestinian Authority, signed a charter for the East Mediterranean Gas Forum, giving formal international status to the intergovernmental Energy Organization.

3) The European Union failed to overcome a diplomatic standoff over Belarus, after Cyprus emphasized that it would not support EU sanctions on the Eastern European state unless Turkey is simultaneously sanctioned for its behavior in the Eastern Mediterranean.


Hong Kong press groups criticise police decision to only recognise journalists registered with gov’t

Photo: Studio Incendo.
Photo: Studio Incendo.

In a letter to four local journalist groups on Tuesday, Chief Superintendent Kenneth Kwok of the Police Public Relations Branch said changes would be made to Police General Orders.

It currently defines media representatives as reporters, photographers and television crews who carry proof of identity from newspapers, agencies, television or radio stations.

Under the new definition, police will only recognise journalists from media organisations registered with the government news and media information system or working for prominent foreign news outlets.

Iran says it’s willing to exchange ‘all’ prisoners with US

Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif answers journalists' questions during a June 27, 2017 press conference at the ministry of foreign affairs in Berlin, Germany.
Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif answers journalists’ questions during a June 27, 2017 press conference at the ministry of foreign affairs in Berlin, Germany. (Wolfgang Kumm/DPA/Abaca Press/TNS)

Iran is prepared for a full exchange of prisoners with the United States, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a virtual address to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

In response to a question about whether Tehran would free Iranian-American father and son Baquer and Siamak Namazi, Zarif said on September 21 that the only way for him to have influence on the courts is through a swap for Iranians he claimed the United States is holding unjustly.

Washington has long demanded that Iran release U.S. citizens including Baquer and Siamak Namazi, who were jailed in 2016 and 2015, respectively.

Korean War-era bomb exposed by typhoons kills four in North Korea

Typhoon Maysak (TheAustinMan/WikiCommons)
Typhoon Maysak (TheAustinMan/WikiCommons)

Sources told RFA that officials in Kangwon province and its coastal city of Wonsan had been threatened with punishment by the central government for not doing enough to prevent the damage from Typhoon Maysak, which slammed into the coastal province on Sept. 3, followed by Typhoon Haishen on Sept. 7.

They said the two officials lost their lives because they did not want to appear disloyal, remaining close to the two-man bomb squad that worked to dispose of the device.

“It exploded while members of the bomb disposal team from the public security department were working to dispose of the explosive,” the official said.

House Republicans Blast WHO and China in COVID Origins Report

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus / Getty Images
WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus / Getty Images

The report, which follows the committee’s interim report from early June, provides new information about how the CCP, with help from the WHO, worked to hide the Chinese origins of the coronavirus during the early stages of the pandemic.

Among its findings, the report reveals how China “waged a campaign of economic coercion” to force other countries to remain silent about its malfeasance.

Beijing, as early as February, nationalized companies that produce personal protective equipment within China, including American businesses 3M and General Motors, and blocked exports of the equipment.

China then threatened to withhold aid from countries that criticized its response to the coronavirus, including the United States and Australia.


Lebanon explosion ‘destroys Hezbollah arms depot’

The south of Lebanon is a stronghold of Hezbollah.
REUTERS,The south of Lebanon is a stronghold of Hezbollah.

The blast sent a huge plume of black smoke into the air above the village of Ain Qana, which is a stronghold of the militant Shia Islamist movement.

Ambulances rushed to the scene amid unconfirmed reports of several wounded.

One security source said the blast was caused by a “technical error”, although the state news agency noted that it had coincided with Israeli overflights.

Trump delivers UN address

Trump speaks during United Nations General Assembly in prerecorded address.


New American Reza Aslan Makes his Dangerous Anti-America Views Clear

Bruce Bawer writing at American Greatness tells us all we need to know about a man America saved from possible death in Iran who now spews his hatefulness toward the President, indeed toward America because we presume he means what he says—burn it all down.

He might as well be saying ‘death to America.’ (I wonder if the FBI stopped by his home to ask him what exactly he means by that?)

No one who was familiar with Aslan’s writings should have been terribly surprised by his Friday night tweet, which some would justifiably describe as an explicit threat of physical violence.

In addition to his books, Aslan has served as a consultant on Islam for various media projects.

He hosted a short-lived CNN religion series, “Believer,” on which, in one memorable episode, he ate part of a human brain.