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Georgia Sheriff: 3 Officers Wounded, 1 Suspect Dead, 1 in Custody

Police officers stand at the scene following a police chase in Carroll County, Ga., on April 12, 2021. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
Police officers stand at the scene following a police chase Monday, April 12, 2021, in Carroll County, Ga. . (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

The driver stopped initially and then took off again with the trooper in pursuit. The trooper bumped the car to try to stop it but the driver of the car regained control, Dawson said.

The trooper continued pursuing the vehicle until a passenger used a rifle to fire at the patrol car and hit it, taking it out of action.

Police officers from Carrollton then joined the chase. At some point, a passenger leaned out and fired a shot into a police vehicle, hitting an officer, Carrollton Police Chief Joel Richards said. The officer lost control of his vehicle and hit a utility pole. Other officers stopped to help him.

25 Illegal Immigrants Found in Railcars: CBP; Georgia Governor On MLB’s Boycott; Save America Summit

The White House considers sending cash payments to Central America to stem migration. A top Republican says it’s an insult to the millions of Americans who are out of work.

Former President Donald Trump predicts that Republicans will take back Congress in 2022. Trump also has a prediction for the presidency in 2024.

Attendees at a Save America Summit in Miami, Florida call for election integrity and ending Big Tech’s censorship. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) made an appearance and again, denied allegations against him.

Twitter Suppresses Tweet About BLM Founder Buying $1.4 Million Home In Mostly White Neighborhood

Whitlock tweeted about the controversy last week, writing, “Black Lives Matter Founder buys $1.4 million home in Topanga, which has a black population of 1.4%. She’s with her people!”

He added a link to the story on the celebrity property blog The Dirt.

Twitter quickly deleted his post and locked his account for “violating our rules against posting private information.”

Whitlock has more than 433,000 Twitter followers and is a long-time vocal critic of BLM.

If we have learned anything from big tech oligarchs, it’s that subverting leftism and having a following are two things that will make you ripe for social media suppression.

Daunte Wright police shooting body camera video released | FOX 9 KMSP

Officials released the body camera video Monday of Sunday’s deadly police shooting of Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said it was an accidental discharge, that the officer who shot Wright had intended to reach for his taser, but discharged his handgun instead.

Hours After Mass Shooting, Philly DA Downplayed Crime Spike to Liberal Celebrities

Hours after eight people were shot in broad daylight outside a Philadelphia train station, the city’s top law enforcement official downplayed a historic violent crime surge during a $1,000-a-head reelection fundraiser with Hollywood and Democratic VIPs, according to audio obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

District attorney Larry Krasner did not mention the tragic event in his virtual address to liberal celebrity John Legend, Democratic Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren, and wealthy liberal donors.

Krasner did, however, paint critics of his progressive crime policies as ignorant, lamenting that they get their understanding of crime from “watching Law & Order on television” and hold irrational fears of “werewolves running up and down the street.”

Back to Midland | Full Measure

When a stuck ship recently blocked the Suez Canal, a vital trade route, oil prices went up. But that was temporary.

Overall, America’s oil industry is still grappling with the bust in oil prices prompted by the pandemic shutdowns.

During America’s oil boom not long ago, Scott Thuman reported on good times in Midland Texas… Now he returns to find it hit hard.

Missile Misses | Full Measure

An update on our reporting on the troubled and expensive defense system Boeing was developing to protect the U.S. from foreign missile strikes…

A timely topic with North Korea recently firing two ballistic missiles in what some see as a message to the Biden administration.

Marine vet recounts saving New York officer who was stabbed

Guillermo Sandoval, a U.S. Marine veteran, explains how his training helped save an Long Island, N.Y. officer who was stabbed by a suspect.

Tom Cotton: New York’s Homeless Veterans Ineligible for $15.6K Payments to Illegal Aliens

John Moore/Getty Images
John Moore/Getty Images

Illegal aliens who will be eligible for the one-time payment could receive up to $15,600, the equivalent of about $300 a week for one year.

Cotton, in a statement posted online, noted the state’s homeless veterans are not eligible for the stimulus benefits:

A June 2020 report conducted by New York state officials revealed in 2019, there were 1,270 homeless veterans in the state with the overwhelming majority living in shelters.

More than half of these homeless veterans are in New York City.

FOX NEWS VIDEO:Bongino: How does looting, destroying businesses help bring justice?

Fox News contributor Dan Bongino discusses new riots in Minneapolis and a convicted cop killer serving on a New York police reform panel.

Model left brain-damaged after allergic reaction to pretzel awarded $29.5M

Chantel Giacalone,
Chantel Giacalone (GettyImages)

Chantel Giacalone’s family was awarded the $29.5 million sum Friday when a jury found that the responding ambulance service negligently treated her in 2013, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

On Feb. 20, 2013, then-27-year-old Giacalone was modeling clothes at a fashion trade show at the Mandalay Bay South Convention Center when her friend bought her frozen yogurt and put a bite-size pretzel on top.

Giacalone, an aspiring actress, went into anaphylactic shock after taking a bite.

Google’s secret ‘Project Bernanke’ revealed in Texas antitrust case

Google’s use of bidding information, Texas alleges, amounted to insider trading in digital ad markets.

Because Google had exclusive information about what other ad buyers were willing to pay, the state says, it could unfairly compete against rival ad-buying tools and pay publishers less on its winning bids for ad inventory.

The unredacted documents show that Texas claims Project Bernanke is a critical part of that effort.

Google acknowledged the existence of Project Bernanke in its response and said in the filing that “the details of Project Bernanke’s operations are not disclosed to publishers.”

Gov. Tim Walz Mobilizes National Guard After Rioters Vandalize Police Station

AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa
AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa

The death of Wright sparked about 500 rioters charging the police station, throwing rocks and vandalizing police cars in which the National Guard was called to protect the police precinct by dispersing the crowd. The rioters then began looting local businesses:

“National Guard troops arrived just before midnight as looters targeted the Brooklyn Center Walmart and nearby shopping mall.

Several businesses around the Walmart were completely destroyed, including Foot Locker, T Mobile, and a New York men’s clothing store,” the paper wrote.

2-year-old girl critically wounded, three others hurt, in Seattle shooting

The violence unfolded around 3:20 p.m. Sunday, when at least one suspect fired into the parking lot of a strip mall in the city’s Central District, according to police and The Seattle Times.

The toddler was struck, in addition to three adult men, according to authorities.

Before police or medics arrived, all of the victims were taken to local hospitals in personal vehicles, cops said.

The youngest victim remained in critical condition as of Sunday evening, Harborview Medical Center spokesperson Susan Gregg told the paper, and the two men taken there were listed in satisfactory condition.

CA teacher caught berating students in leaked Zoom over push for in-person learning: ‘Come at me’

In another video shared on the platform, Piro can be heard aggressively yelling at a student inquiring about a “White student union.”

“You don’t need a White student union, Jake. You get everything,” the teacher retorts.

A mother of a student in Piro’s class told Fox News that she brought the videos to the attention of the school principal Adam Dawson several weeks ago.

A different mother posted that Piro had previously taught her daughter at a High Tech elementary school but that she was eventually fired and appears to have “gone downhill” since then.


Detroit absentee ballot instructions conflict with witness testimony about irregularities

The instructions, obtained by Just the News through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, were crystal clear concerning signature matching and ballot dating:

Verification of signatures on absentee ballots was mandatory, and ballots were to be stamped with the date on which they are received.

Detroit election worker Jessy Jacob, a longtime city employee, testified in November that she was instructed by supervisors to ignore signatures on absentee ballots and to fraudulently backdate late-arriving absentee ballots to make them appear to be valid.

Zuckerberg group gave Detroit $7.4 million to ‘dramatically’ expand vote in city key to Biden win

Election workers with vote-by-mail ballots for the Washington presidential primary, Renton, Wash., March 10, 2020.
( Jason Redmond/Getty)
Election workers with vote-by-mail ballots for the Washington presidential primary, Renton, Wash., March 10, 2020.
( Jason Redmond/Getty)

The reach of Zuckerburg’s money has created a backlash in some GOP states like Georgia and Arizona, where lawmakers have moved since November to ban private money from being donated to election administrators.

“The records obtained in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan show the Zuckerberg monies were used to buy off government officials dictating the manner in which the election was conducted and using government to target Democrat strongholds to turn out the vote for Mr. Biden,” Kline said.

“Such action is wrong, unlawful and dramatically undermined the integrity of the 2020 election.

CTCL’s grant money to Detroit was shrouded in secrecy, with city officials declining initial requests to identify how and where it was spent, prompting Just the News to file the FOIA request.

Conservative Clergy of Color ‘correct lies’ Biden, Abrams telling a Georgia’s new election law

Stacey Abrams
(Staff photo by Ben McCanna/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
Stacey Abrams
(Staff photo by Ben McCanna/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)

“There’s nothing ‘racist’ about the Election Integrity Act, and it’s certainly not ‘Jim Crow 2.0.’

Your lies are now devastating minority small businesses in Atlanta following the MLB’s decision to move its All-Star Game to Denver, resulting in the loss of $100 million in business,” reads the ad. “Enough is enough.”

“Biden and Abrams keep saying the Election Integrity Act is worse than Jim Crow, which is an insult to the millions of Black Americans,” Bishop Aubrey Shines, founder of Glory to God Ministries and a founding member of Conservative Clergy of Color said Monday in a statement.

Obama NASA Deputy Slams Biden for Picking Man To Lead Agency

The Obama administration NASA deputy is not the only prominent member of the space community to criticize Nelson’s pick on the basis of gender.

Former NASA administrator Charles Bolden—a onetime colleague of Garver—told Politico he would have “preferred” to see a female lead the agency.

Beyond gender issues, Garver also criticized Nelson’s record on aerospace issues. As a senator, Nelson championed heavy investments in launch vehicles now believed to be ineffective and outdated following the success of commercial space companies during the Trump presidency.

Nelson’s “pork-barrel” politics, she said, protected lawmakers instead of advancing the agency’s core mission.

FOX NEWS VIDEO: Levin: Joe Biden Doesn’t Have a ‘Principle Bone in His Body — He’s a Chameleon’

Sunday, Fox News Channel’s Mark Levin slammed President Joe Biden for saying “hateful things” about people who disagree with him and his “dishonest” approach to policies.

According to the “Life, Liberty & Levin” host, Biden does not have a “principle bone in his body.”

He added that the President is a “chameleon” who is trying to boost his legacy with “flat-out lies.”

Steve Hilton slams big business executives for pushing ‘wokeism’

‘The Next Revolution’ host weighs in on the ‘woke, virtue signaling’ response to Georgia’s election reform bill.

World News:

Despite Pandemic, Beijing Continues to Persecute Falun Gong Practitioners, Leaked Document Shows

Reenactment of one of the brutal torture methods employed by the CCP officials to coerce female Falun Gong adherents to renounce their faith.
Reenactment of one of the brutal torture methods employed by the CCP officials to coerce female Falun Gong adherents to renounce their faith. (

The official document, from a district in eastern China, listed a campaign to suppress Falun Gong practitioners among the key achievements in that area in 2020, alongside other tasks such as controlling the pandemic and “maintaining social stability.”

Official data reported that 70-100 million adherents had practiced in China by 1999.

However, after the Chinese regime felt threatened by the popularity and independence of the practice, it began to persecute Falun Gong in July 1999 and millions have been detained inside prisons, labor camps, and other facilities, according to the Falun Dafa Information Center.

Lockdown Ease: Relief as High Street Opens

#Relief for retailers across the country as high street shops re-open. Scenes of empty #shops, though, remind us that not all of them survived.

Israel allegedly strikes Iran’ nuclear facility;US support for Israel Ironclad TV7 Israel News 12.04

1) Israel allegedly struck Iran’s underground ‘Natanz’ Nuclear reactor – reportedly incapacitating the facility’s operations for an extensive period.

2) U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin reaffirms Washington’s ironclad commitment to Israel’s security.

3) Russia asserts its deep-rooted interest in bolstering its bilateral relations with Egypt.

Revealed: the Facebook loophole that lets world leaders deceive and harass their citizens

 Illustration: Erre Gálvez/The Guardian
 Illustration: Erre Gálvez/The Guardian

The Guardian has seen extensive internal documentation showing how Facebook handled more than 30 cases across 25 countries of politically manipulative behavior that was proactively detected by company staff.

The company acted quickly to address political manipulation affecting countries such as the US, Taiwan, South Korea and Poland, while moving slowly or not at all on cases in Afghanistan, Iraq, Mongolia, Mexico, and much of Latin America.

“There is a lot of harm being done on Facebook that is not being responded to because it is not considered enough of a PR risk to Facebook,” said Sophie Zhang, a former data scientist at Facebook who worked within the company’s “integrity” organization to combat inauthentic behavior.

“The cost isn’t borne by Facebook. It’s borne by the broader world as a whole.”

Kidnappers Seize 5 Priests, 2 Nuns in Haiti, Demand $1 Million Ransom

Mario Tama/Getty Images
Mario Tama/Getty Images

The abduction took place less than two weeks after the kidnapping by armed gunmen of a Christian pastor and three others, as ransom-motivated seizures have surged in recent months in Port-au-Prince and elsewhere in the country.

Haiti has a population of some 10 million, of which more than 70 percent live below the poverty line, making it the poorest country in the Americas.

Haiti, which occupies about a third of the island of Hispaniola is experiencing a serious economic, political, and social crisis. Fifteen years of natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and epidemics have paved the way for kidnappings and violent crimes.

China Increases Food Dependence on U.S. as Corn Prices Soar

AFP / Stringer/Getty Images
AFP / Stringer/Getty Images

Corn is used in China for feeding pigs — pork is the nation’s most popular meat — making it an indispensable crop. Increased demand for corn follows not just a devastating African swine flu outbreak that sent pork prices soaring, but torrential floods that destroyed much of China’s 2020 crop yield and raised concerns of food shortages in the world’s most populous nation.

The Chinese Communist Party has repeatedly insisted it is not running out of food for its people, while simultaneously launching a “Clean Plate” campaign that heavily limits food consumption, including banning individuals from eating more than a certain amount of food at weddings and other celebratory occasions.

Beijing insists the campaign is in response to a popular social media trend in Asia that features videos of people, often small women, eating abundantly — and not a response to 27 of the country’s 31 states experiencing devastating floods last summer.

Robots lending a hand with groceries

Two robots roam this Singapore neighbourhood, delivering groceries and parcels and turning heads of curious onlookers as they trundle their way to awaiting customers.

Pakistan police arrest radical Islamist party head in Lahore

Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan chief Saad Hussain Rizvi. — Photo courtesy Facebook
Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan chief Saad Hussain Rizvi. — Photo courtesy Facebook

Saad Rizvi was arrested in the eastern city of Lahore to “maintain law and order,” said Ghulam Mohammad Dogar, chief of Lahore police.

Rizvi called on the government to honor what he said was a commitment it made in February to his party to expel the French envoy before April 20 over the publication in France of depictions of Islam’s Prophet.

China launches hotline for netizens to report ‘illegal’ history comments

(Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP via Getty Images)

The tip line allows people to report fellow netizens who “distort” the Party’s history, attack its leadership and policies, defame national heroes and “deny the excellence of advanced socialist culture” online, said a notice posted by an arm of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) on Friday.

“We hope that the majority of Internet users will actively play their part in supervising society … and enthusiastically report harmful information,” it said.

The notice did not specify what punishments would be dealt to people who are reported through the hotline, but netizens in China already face jail time and other legal punishments for posting content that is critical of the county’s leadership, policies and history.


A Look Inside BLM Founder’s Multimillion-Dollar Real Estate Binge | DIRECT MESSAGE | Rubin Report

Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks about the revelation that Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors has been spending millions buying up fancy houses in affluent white neighborhoods,

Dave shares a clip of Dr. Fauci struggling to understand why Texas COVID cases have declined after the Texas mask mandate was removed.

The BLM grift is finally starting to be exposed as another example of liberal hypocrisy. The organization has been far from transparent about it’s spending and salaries.

The New York Post has revealed the millions of dollars that Patrisse Khan-Cullors has spent buying four homes in wealthy areas around the country. Not bad for a self-proclaimed Marxist activist.

Corporations fear ‘woke’ individuals more than silent majority: Victor Davis Hanson

Hoover Institution senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the push on voting legislation in corporate America.

The other thing that I think is really important is they don’t realize that their traditional bastions of support were conservative or traditional America.

They’re eroding that day by day. So, you’re starting to see conservatives that say, let’s take a look at CEO compensation…

Is Communism Moral?

Motives are much less important than behavior. We all know this: If someone has good intentions, but treats people badly, those good intentions mean nothing.

As it is with individuals, so it is with governments. Capitalism might sound less noble than communism—the individual pursues success to the best of his abilities (that’s capitalism) versus everyone shares everything equally (that’s communism).

But it is capitalism that has produced freedom and it alone has lifted millions from poverty while communism has kept millions impoverished and without exception crushed freedom.

Internet in Everything | Full Measure

The Internet isn’t just on our phones and computers anymore.

It’s a constant presence in almost everything around us, but it may come with threats to our security.

Joce Sterman spoke to Laura DeNardis, author of the book The Internet in Everything — which starts out by posing the question… what would happen if humans suddenly left the earth?

Project Veritas exposes Biden’s border lies

James O’Keefe, founder of Project Veritas, details his organization’s work to unearth the truth from the US-Mexico border crisis, which many lawmakers and pundits say is a creation of the Biden administration. – via The Benny Report with Benny Johnson,