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RCSD: Suspect shot at patrol car before deputy shot him

The sheriff said the suspect used this rifle when he opened fire on the deputy's car.
The sheriff said the suspect used this rifle when he opened fire on the deputy’s car. (Source: RCSD)

Sheriff Leon Lott said deputies were called to the address because of a domestic dispute.

When one deputy got to the scene, a man fired an assault rifle at the deputy’s car, hitting it at least three times, Lott said. Thankfully, the deputy was not shot.

The sheriff said his deputy returned fire from inside the car, shooting the suspect in the arm.

After the deputy started shooting, the suspect ran to a nearby house and grabbed a woman who lives there around the neck, Lott said.

Bail set at $2M for teen accused in Wisconsin shootings

Kyle Rittenhouse sits while listening during an extradition hearing in Lake County court Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Waukegan, Ill.
Kyle Rittenhouse sits while listening during an extradition hearing in Lake County court Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Waukegan, Ill.

Kyle Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, is charged with fatally shooting Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber during a protest over a police shooting in August. He is also charged with wounding a third man, Gaige Grosskreutz.

Rittenhouse turned himself in to police in Antioch the morning after the Aug. 25 shootings.

He was extradited to Wisconsin on Friday and made his initial court appearance in Kenosha County on Monday afternoon.

In addition to the homicide charges, Rittenhouse faces counts of attempted homicide, reckless endangerment and being a minor in possession of a firearm.

‘Every city is preparing for it’: Police across the nation gear up for possible election unrest

Andrew 'Donovan' Valdivia / Unsplash
Andrew ‘Donovan’ Valdivia / Unsplash

Police departments are set to cancel days off, prepare tactical response teams and gather intelligence about possible election unrest as Nov. 3 quickly approaches, according to two police union officials.

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) on Oct. 24 told businesses within the boroughs to prepare for possible political violence, The Wall Street Journal reported Oct. 24. The department has reportedly been preparing for weeks to keep the city secure in the event of election-induced calamity.

Miami, Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Orlando, Chicago and other major cities have also reported prepping for possible violence, according to Fox News.

The vice president of the New York-based Sergeants Benevolent Association, Vincent Vallelong, told the Daily Caller News Foundation that he hadn’t seen such disaster preparation in his city since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Election night 2020: How to watch the presidential election returns tomorrow

Go vote (if you haven’t already)! And then check out all of your options for watching election night live if you don’t have cable.

Other than frantically refreshing Twitter, what are your options for watching the election results?

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All of the services listed below carry the major networks and cable news channels.

USS Marinette, latest Navy littoral combat ship, launched

Lockheed Martin-Led Team Launches U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship Future USS Marinette (LCS-25)
Lockheed Martin-Led Team Launches U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship Future USS Marinette (LCS-25)

The shipyard was awarded the contract to build the vessel in 2016. The keel was laid in 2019. The ship will undergo acceptance trials before it is officially received by the Navy.

The littoral combat ship class consists of the Freedom variant and Independence variant. Lockheed Martin leads the production of the Freedom variant. The new ship is the Navy’s 13th Freedom-variant ship. Currently, 11 LCSs of both variants are under construction, the Naval Sea Systems Command said in a statement.

The littoral combat ship is regarded as highly maneuverable, lethal and adaptable, a high speed, agile, shallow draft, mission-focused vessel suitable for shallow water and ocean-going assignments useful in mine countermeasures, anti-submarine and surface warfare missions.

Facebook Blocks Pro-Life Group From Fundraising For Pregnant Women In Crisis

IRL’s Project Love was created “to support pregnant women and new mothers in a financial crisis by providing grants for rent, utility bills or other necessities,” but soon after the group attempted to share their fundraising advertisement on the big tech company’s platform, it was censored.

This restriction comes as Facebook began cracking down on certain ads to “protect the integrity of the upcoming United States 2020 elections.” According to the temporary policy, ads about social issues, elections, or politics are not allowed on the social media platform from Oct. 27 through election day on Nov. 3.

While Facebook claims that ads involving political figures, parties, candidates, and voting advocacy are currently paused, it is unclear how the social media company defines “social issues” and why IRL’s ad was restricted under these qualifications.


New Data Shows A V-Shaped Pandemic Recovery Underway That Biden’s Plans Would End


On Thursday, the government announced that the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by an all-time record 7.4 percent (annualized to 33.1 percent) during the third quarter.

This remarkable news follows pandemic-driven annualized declines of 5.8 percent and 31.4 percent during the first and second quarters, respectively.

Predictably, the establishment press, continuing its documented behavior of rigging coverage against President Donald Trump and half the country, downplayed, ignored, and even bitterly ridiculed the news:

The historic third-quarter GDP increase clawed back two-thirds of the combined first and second quarter contractions—in just one quarter.

Horowitz: Crime surging in nearly every major city in battleground states

Rona Love seen on surveillance video.DCPI
Rona Love seen on surveillance video.DCPI

This entire dismantling of our strong criminal justice system from the 1990s began with the false claim that the leniencies would only apply to low-level offenders. What happens when you release “low-level” criminals?

Well, they tend to reoffend and commit those same “low-level” crimes. The only problem is that the definition of low-level has come to include anything, even murder.

On Friday, Rona Love, who had been convicted of two murders in the 1990s, was arrested for shooting someone in the neck in a Manhattan subway. How was he back on the streets?

Love, a man who now considers himself a female, was placed on parole in April 2019. On July 15 of this year, Love was arrested for drunkenly hitting someone in the head with a broom and was released without posting any bail, despite the unbelievable grace he received with parole for his prior murder convictions.

Thus, even a double murderer who violates the terms of parole is not reincarcerated in New York. 

Shaping the News | Full Measure

There are many factors impacting, even slanting how the news is reported. We get some eye-opening personal insight from a Latino journalist.

Justice Department Again to Monitor Compliance with the Federal Voting Rights Laws on Election Day

“Federal law entrusts the Civil Rights Division with protecting the right to vote for all Americans,” said Eric S. Dreiband, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division.

“Our federal laws protect the right of all American citizens to vote without suffering discrimination, intimidation, and harassment. The work of the Civil Rights Division around each federal general election is a continuation of its historical mission to ensure that all of our citizens can freely exercise this most fundamental American right.”

The Civil Rights Division enforces the federal voting rights laws that protect the rights of all citizens to access the ballot. Since the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, the division has regularly monitored in a variety of elections around the country throughout every year to protect the rights of all voters, and not just in federal general elections.  

On Nov. 3, the Civil Rights Division plans to send personnel to 44 jurisdictions in 18 states to monitor for compliance with the federal voting rights laws: 

The Wall | Full Measure

The border wall is one of President Trump’s biggest campaign promises, and after numerous lawsuits and pushback from Congress, it’s getting built.

How much of the wall has been built, and how much is it costing?

‘The Kids Are All Right’ actor Eddie Hassell dead at 30 after shooting incident

Actor Eddie Hassell was shot and killed in Texas at age 30. (Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Actor Eddie Hassell was shot and killed in Texas at age 30. (Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

The Grand Prairie, Texas, Police Department confirmed that Hassell, who was born in the state, was shot in what appears to be a carjacking incident, although they’re still investigating the crime. 

“On Sunday, November 1, 2020, at around 1:50 a.m., Grand Prairie Police Officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 3000 block of West Bardin Road. Upon arrival, officers located victim Eddie Hassell, 30, of Waco, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds,” a statement posted on the department’s Twitter account reads. 

Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect or suspects by offering a $2,500 reward for information that leads to an arrest. 

’60 Days In’ star Nate Burrell dead at 33

Nate was a well-known reality personality of 60 Days in, which aims to uncover the injustices done to inmates behind bars.
Nate was a well-known reality personality of 60 Days in, which aims to uncover the injustices done to inmates behind bars.

His sister, Chelsey Walker, reportedly told TMZ that he shot himself while out in public on Saturday night in Allegan, Mich.

Earlier that day, he posted a dark message on Facebook reading, “I’m just tired, I’ve been through so much in my life, the pain of my situation now hurts more than I ever imagined. I can’t keep going on.”

“I can only imagine how bad this would all turn out, all of the legal crap that would ensue after this with custody and everything else. You win! You have promised for weeks, you will ruin my life and I had no idea who I was messing with. You are right, I didn’t know who I was messing with,” he wrote.

WATCH: New Jersey Trump Supporters Bring Parkway to Standstill

Twitter/Jim Murdoch
Twitter/Jim Murdoch

Several people appeared to be standing in the roadway while some were on top of their cars waving American flags, Trump 2020 flags, and Thin Blue Line Flags:

“Yeah! We shut it down, baby. We shut it down!” the person filming is heard saying as cars honk.

More footage showed the traffic at a complete standstill:

Trump Caravan, Boat Parade Take Over San Diego 2 Days Before Election

Twitter / @KassyDillon, @birkland_ann, @mybloodhound, @scottwelsh1
Twitter / @KassyDillon, @birkland_ann, @mybloodhound, @scottwelsh1

“Massive car parade for [President Trump] in San Diego.
FOX 5 San Diego’s Jacqueline Sarkissian wrote on social media, sharing a video of the caravan appearing to take off.

In a followup post minutes later, Sarkissian also shared images and video of the subsequent pro-Trump boat parade.

One day earlier, thousands of Trump supporters gathered in Beverly Hills, California, where they rallied in support of the president.

The event was just one of several MAGA rallies to have taken place in Beverly Hills in the weeks leading up to the presidential election.


Top House Democrat says he will ‘pray’ for black Trump supporters, claims only way Biden loses is ‘voter suppression’

Cameron Pollack/Getty Images
Cameron Pollack/Getty Images

In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, Clyburn said the election is “close” and that “I suspect in 48 hours we’ll find out how successful these suppression tactics have been.”

“The only way, in my opinion, for Joe Biden not to be successful on Tuesday is for voter suppression to be successful.

They have done a tremendous job of undercutting the postal service,” Clyburn said, referring to accusations of USPS “sabotage” made by Democrats against the Trump administration.

Hunter Biden Emails | Full Measure

Late in the election, reports surfaced about conflicts of interest among Joe Biden, his family, and foreign business contacts in China and beyond, which Biden denies. Some media outlets have refused to cover the alleged conflicts.

We thought we’d take a different approach and investigate the emails, the connections and the actual evidence.

The mob is mobilized, are you? | Michelle Malkin

Newsmax TV host Michelle Malkin sounds off on noted supporters of Democratic nominee Joe Biden, ‘swamp creature’ politicians, and more, claiming the choice on Election Day is ‘America first, or America last.’

What you NEED to know about the violent riots

Do you want a president like Donald Trump who maintains law and order or do you want a president like Joe Biden who sides with rioters and demonizes police?

Liz Wheeler.

ON FIRE: Rubio Rallies Florida Latinos Against Socialism, Mocks Biden, Triggers AOC

AP Photo/Susan Walsh
AP Photo/Susan Walsh

“This crowd here is as diverse as you can imagine,” Rubio said. “Let’s do a little roll call. ¿Donde esta el Cubano?” The crowd erupted in cheers. Rubio went through the list of Latino groups in Florida, immigrants from Venezuela, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, and Colombia.

“And now, the loudest one of all, Americano! And that’s the point,” the senator added, noting that all the diverse immigrants who come to America to embrace American ideals and pursue the American dream become Americans.

Rubio lit into Biden.

“I do not want to be mean to Joe Biden, and so I was going to be very careful about what I said here tonight but then I realized it’s ten-thirty, he’s already asleep. I can say whatever I want!” he joked.

Dem cities boarding up ‘all the proof you need’ the left shouldn’t have ‘federal power’: Kayleigh McEnany

Businesses and retailers in major cities are increasing Election Day security by boarding up storefront windows and taking other measures in Portland, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit and Washington, D.C., following a summer of widespread riots and mayhem.

“Notice what those cities have in common.

They’re all Democrat cities,” the Trump 2020 campaign senior adviser told “Fox & Friends” Monday, adding it is “all the proof you need that the left should not be given federal power.”

“They’re saying if you don’t choose the left’s chosen candidate, we will send the left out to attack you. That’s as close to extortion as you can get and Joe Biden has the power to say, ‘Stand down,’ to the mob. Will he do it?” McEnany asked.

Wealthy Americans Shifting Money, Selling Businesses Ahead Of Potential Biden Win

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Tax professionals are gearing up for a spike in services should Biden win, as wealthy customers want to make gifts, set up trusts and other funds before the end of the year, according to Axios.

Other families are toying with the possibility of selling their family businesses before Biden could take office in order to avoid 40% in transaction taxes compared to paying 20% this year, per Axios.

“Everything is being fast-tacked because of the election,” Suzanne Thau, a trusts and estates attorney with Schwartz Sladkus Reich Greenberg Atlas said, per CNBC.

“It’s just an explosion in estate planning.”

Epoch Times: Bidens Were Always ‘the Real National Security Threat’

AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu
AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu

The Democrats’ ongoing and unsuccessful efforts to tie Donald Trump and his family to Russia have been nothing other than a smokescreen to keep people from seeing the real security threat posed by the compromised Biden family, Mr. Cates asserts, pointing to damning evidence of Biden’s collusion with the Chinese Communist Party and Ukrainian oligarchs that has emerged in recent weeks.

Calling the situation a profound “irony,” Cates notes that what would have “made Trump a traitor to his country and a blatant national security threat, using the powers of his office to serve a foreign master,” is now surfacing for real in the case of Joe Biden.

“It’s looking increasingly like it was never the Trumps who took the millions in foreign cash but the Bidens,” he adds.

Steve Hilton: Closing arguments on Trump vs Biden

Steve Hilton highlights President Trump’s fulfilled campaign promises and accomplishments.

World News:

Impunity for crimes against journalists prevails, report shows

The U.N. agency, UNESCO, tasked with defending press freedom, reported Tuesday that 87% of inquiries into killings of journalists worldwide since 2006 remain unresolved.
The U.N. agency, UNESCO, tasked with defending press freedom, reported Tuesday that 87% of inquiries into killings of journalists worldwide since 2006 remain unresolved. Photo by Sylvain Liechti/United Nations

Over the past 14 years, 1,167 journalists have been killed, and about nine out of 10 cases have gone unpunished, according to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization figures.

Those figures do not include journalists who suffer from non-fatal attacks, torture, arbitrary detention, intimidation, harassment and the risks faced by female journalists, including sexual attacks.

In 2020, the percentage of resolved cases worldwide was 13%, a “slight decrease” in the rate of impunity compared with 12% in 2019 and 11% in 2018, the UNESCO Director-General’s Report on the Safety of Journalists and the Danger of Impunity said.

Still, impunity prevails with 87 percent of inquiries into 1,167 cases of journalists being killed since 2006 unresolved, according to the report.

Austrian police say several injured after gunfire in Vienna

Initial reports that a synagogue was the target of an attack couldn’t immediately be confirmed.

Austrian news agency APA quoted the country’s Interior Ministry as saying that one attacker has been killed and another could be on the run.

Police said the operation in the center of the city was ongoing and urged people to avoid all open spaces and public transport.

“There are several injured persons,” police tweeted. “We are on site with all available forces. Please avoid all public squares in the city.”

Pakistan’s plan to make disputed region a fifth province angers India

The move by Pakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan, is seen as an attempt to bolster his flagging popularity.
The move by Pakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan, is seen as an attempt to bolster his flagging popularity. Photograph: Lim Huey Teng/Reuters

The strategic area bordering China and Afghanistan forms part of Pakistan-administered Kashmir – an area claimed by Pakistan and India, but controlled by Pakistan since the war of independence in 1947.

Gilgit-Baltistan, for decades ruled by Pakistan’s central government, has no representative in the federal parliament and cannot bring cases to the supreme court, but making it a provisional province gives the region stronger constitutional and voting rights, more local autonomy and increased powers for its legislative assembly.

“Administrative, political and economic reforms are a longstanding demand of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan,” said a statement by the Pakistan government.

Israel offers Greece-Turkey aid; Dominican Republic ponders Jerusalem embassy- TV7 Israel News 02.11

1) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic issued a statement in which it reported that it is examining the possibility of relocating its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

2) Jerusalem has conveyed its sympathies to both Turkey and Greece respectively, after both nations were impacted by a number of earthquakes in the Aegean Sea that consequently claimed dozens of lives and caused severe damage in its aftermath.

3) Another attack was reported in France; despite extensive efforts by Paris to protect its churches and schools throughout the country.

Death toll from 7.0-magnitude earthquake near Greece and Turkey rises to over 80

Search and rescue works are being conducted in Bayrakli district after a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey’s Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30.
Search and rescue works are being conducted in Bayrakli district after a magnitude 6.6 quake shook Turkey’s Aegean Sea coast, in Izmir, Turkey on October 30. Mehmet Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The earthquake caused the most damage in Izmir, Turkey’s third-largest city, with a population of nearly 3 million people. So far, there have been 79 deaths reported in Turkey and more than 100 people have been rescued alive from fallen debris, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Saturday.

Responding to the destruction from the quake, Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay said 26 badly damaged buildings would be demolished in Izmir. “It’s not the earthquake that kills but buildings,” he said.

An elderly man was pulled alive from the rubble on Sunday. 

Germany Re-Enters National Lockdown, to Last Four Weeks

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Getty Images

The restrictions that took effect Monday are milder than the ones Germany imposed in the first phase of the pandemic in March and April.

This time around, schools, kindergartens, non-essential shops and hairdressers are to remain open.

But leading officials decided last week that a “lockdown light” was necessary in light of a sharp rise in cases that has prompted many other European countries to impose more or less drastic restrictions.

On Saturday, the national disease control center reported the highest number of infections in one day — 19,059 — since the pandemic began. Figures at the beginning of the week tend to be lower, and the center reported 12,097 cases Monday. But that compared with 8,685 a week earlier, underlining the upward trend.

England’s Coronavirus Lockdown Could Last Until Next Year

Alberto Pezzali-Pool/Getty Images
Alberto Pezzali-Pool/Getty Images

On Saturday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed media rumours that England was going to go into a second lockdown, starting from November 5th and due to end on December 2nd. The country would then return to regional tiered restrictions.

Under the rules, Englishmen will be forced to stay in their homes, only permitted to leave for work, school, exercise, and buying groceries or medicine. ‘Non-essential’ shops will also be ordered to close, leaving only retailers that sell food or other necessities to remain open.

England will not go down the extremely oppressive route of Wales, however, which banned the purchase of ‘non-essential’ items from supermarkets during their 17-day fire-break which started last month.

Race to save 100 whales in Sri Lanka’s biggest mass beaching

Volunteers try to push back a stranded short-finned pilot whale on Panadura beach, Sri Lanka.
Volunteers try to push back a stranded short-finned pilot whale on Panadura beach, Sri Lanka. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The short-finned pilot whales began beaching at Panadura, 15 miles (25km) south of Colombo, shortly before dusk. Within an hour their numbers swelled to about 100, a local police chief, Sanjaya Irasinghe, said.

“With the help of local residents we are trying to push them back (into the ocean),” he said. “But they keep getting washed ashore. We are getting help from the navy to rescue these whales.”

The national Marine Environment Protection Authority (Mepa), whose officials were helping with the rescue operation, said it was the largest single pod of whales stranded in the south Asian country.

Hong Kong in record HK$300 million meth bust as pandemic forces gangs to evolve

Photo: GovHK.
Photo: GovHK.

The shipment was headed from Vietnam to Australia, but suspicions were reportedly raised by its unusual route.

The container originated in Mexico, went through South Korea and then remained in Vietnam for three months before sailing onto Hong Kong.

“We believe the traffickers were trying to avoid customs investigations and surveillance by designing such an extraordinarily circuitous route,” Barry Chu, head of the city’s Customs Drug Investigation Bureau, told reporters.

Farage Relaunching Brexit Party as Reform Party, Will Campaign Against Lockdown


“At least in America, they’ve got a choice; at least in America they’re having a debate, because we are locking down from Wednesday — this has been decreed by Boris Johnson — guess what? [Labour leader] Sir Keir Starmer 100 per cent agrees, as do all the other politcal parties represented in Westminster,” he explained.

Farage suggested the parliamentary vote on a second lockdown was a mere formality, and that the British public could expect to see just a few token rebels among the Tory parliamentary party while the others will get “bribed” or “blackmailed”, and expressed concern over the health impact of focusing on the coronavirus while diabetes, lung cancer, and heart disease victimts, for example, are neglected.

He also expressed concern for “the self-employed, the sole traders, people running little businesses, people running small restaurants” who will be hammered by a second lockdown.

8th Hong Kong democrat arrested following chaotic legislative meeting, as lawmakers decry ‘political oppression’

Ted Hui outside Western Police Station. Photo: Stand News screenshot,
Ted Hui outside Western Police Station. Photo: Stand News screenshot,

The lawmaker was due to report to Western Police Station on Monday morning for another offence in connection to a Tuen Mun Park assembly last July.

Shortly after he entered the police station, the party wrote on Facebook that he had been arrested for allegedly contravening the Legislative Council (Powers and Privileges) Ordinance over the May 8 meeting.

Hui told reporters that he was aware the police visited his residence on Sunday and Monday morning when he was not home. He added that he received several missed calls since Sunday but he was unclear about who was trying to contact him.

Gun battle at Kabul University kills at least 19, wounds 22

Afghan police arrive at the site of an attack at Kabul University in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Gunfire erupted at the university in the Afghan capital early Monday and police have surrounded the sprawling campus, authorities said.
Afghan police arrive at the site of an attack at Kabul University in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Gunfire erupted at the university in the Afghan capital early Monday and police have surrounded the sprawling campus, authorities said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

The attack came as the insurgents are continuing peace talks with the U.S.-backed government. Those negotiations, taking place in the Gulf Arab state of Qatar, aim to help the U.S. finally withdraw from America’s longest war, though daily bloodshed continues and an Islamic State affiliate launches its own attacks on Shiites in the country.

Five hours into the fighting, sporadic grenade explosions and automatic weapons fire echoed down the empty streets surrounding the university’s fenced compound.

Afghan troops stood guard. Earlier, students were seen fleeing for their lives from the site.


Defining Liberty

The Framers wrote the Constitution to protect the liberty of American citizens.

But what exactly did “liberty” mean to them?

More importantly, what should it mean to you?

Eugene Volokh, professor of constitutional law at UCLA, explores this important issue.


Antifa: Rise of the Black Flags

Mean and Unclean: Electric Cars Powered by Child Labor in Africa

The makers of wind turbines, solar panels, electric vehicles and other supposedly environment-friendly technologies — as well as the green activists, politicians and bureaucrats who promote and support them with our tax dollars — continually claim that these technologies are ‘green,’ ‘clean’ and ’just.’

Is that true?

In this premier edition of our new series “Mean and Unclean,” explores the African child labor cruelly exploited to make electric cars go.

What follows is the harsh reality of children laboring for cobalt used to power electric vehicles.