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Watch Cops Seize Combat Vet’s Life Savings [RARE FOOTAGE]
Stephen is a 39-year-old retired Marine from Lubbock, Texas. He is a devoted father of two teenage daughters and, once a month, he drives from Texas to see them in California, where they live with their mother.
Eager to be closer after spending the pandemic in Texas caring for his elderly parents, he has been shopping for a home near the California-Nevada border.
In February 2021, Stephen was making his usual trip west through Reno when he was pulled over by the Nevada Highway Patrol for supposedly following a tractor-trailer too closely.
California could claw back unemployment benefits from 900,000 residents
Hundreds of thousands of Californians who received unemployment funds from the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program are on the clock to show proof of prior employment or risk of having to pay back benefits to the state.
The state’s Employment Development Department (EDD) sent notices to about 900,000 PUA claimants in mid-November, which account for roughly 30% of total claimants. These notices informed PUA claimants that under federal requirements, they must submit documentation proving they were or planned to be employed at some point during the calendar year leading up to the start of their unemployment claim.
If the claimant does not submit documentation or cannot prove prior work history as required under federal law, they could be required to pay the EDD back for overpaid benefits.
Electricity rate increases on tap for most Pennsylvania consumers
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) is warning residents and business of “sticker shock” from electric energy price increases of up to 50% scheduled for December.
The commission said most utilities will adjust prices Wednesday for electricity generation, and it is encouraging customers to compare prices between providers to find the best deal. The change involves a portion of the bill for “non-shopping customers” that averages 40% to 60% of the total utility cost, depending on usage.
The PUC regulates rates for distribution services – delivery of electricity to homes and businesses – but does not regulate prices for electric generation, known as the “price to compare.” In most places in Pennsylvania, consumers can shop for electricity suppliers, and the PUC is urging them to do so.
3 New York teen girls wanted for spate of attacks on young Jewish children
Police say in the first case, the suspects approached a 12-year-old boy and a 3-year-old boy who were walking home on Skillman Street about 6 p.m. on Friday.
Then on Sunday at 5:35 p.m., an 18-year-old woman and a 7-year-old girl were walking to the store on DeKalb Avenue when they were confronted by three females.
The 18-year-old was approached from behind, was grabbed by the jacket and pulled to the ground. The three suspects took off and the 7-year-old girl was not attacked.
A short time later on the same day, a 9-year-old boy was approached from behind as he was walking on Skillman Street, and was slapped on top of his head multiple times before the suspects took off.
Facebook, and its so-called “fact-checker,” Science Feedback, censored former NYT reporter John Tierney for daring to say that masking kids can do harm.
They censored environmentalist Michael Shellenberger, who Time Magazine listed among “heroes of the environment,” after he dared to say that climate change is not an apocalypse, and that we’re not in a “mass extinction.”
They censored statistician and environmentalist Bjorn Lomborg for pointing out that data show that temperature-related deaths FELL as the world warms.
Who did Facebook work with to censor these good points? A group of left-wingers called the Poynter Institute.
Why would they censor important facts?
Michigan high school shooting leaves three students dead; 15-year-old suspect in custody, according to police
A handgun was also recovered at the scene.
“We believe he acted alone. There are no other shooters, there’s not another gunman,” McCabe said. “We don’t believe he planned this with anyone else, but we’ll be doing social media checks, talking to students.”
Several ambulances and dozens of police officers were outside of the high school following the shooting. A medical helicopter from the University of Michigan landed in the school’s parking lot around 2:00 p.m. ET.
Oxford High School shooting update: 3 students dead, suspect is 15-year-old sophomore
California Town Becomes ‘Constitutional Republic’ to Protest Pandemic Mandates
Mayor Scott Thomson led the charge, and “Oroville declared itself a constitutional republic,” the Los Angeles Times reported on Monday.
The mayor, who is also a a pastor, said he is not against masks and vaccines, he just thinks people should have freedom of choice.
The report noted that Oroville, which has a population of about 20,000, is one of a “growing number” of California communities “to label itself a sanctuary city” from “some liberal ideal,” and specifically pointed to the desert town of Needles, which became a “sanctuary city” for the Second Amendment “in a rebuke of California’s strict gun control laws.”
“And in defiance of pandemic shutdown orders, the Central Valley towns of Atwater and Coalinga last year declared themselves, respectively, a “sanctuary city for business” and a town where all businesses are essential —
Enforcement of Los Angeles’ vaccine mandate begins at indoor restaurants, gyms and more
Los Angeles Monday began enforcing its law requiring Angelenos patronizing indoor restaurants, gyms, entertainment and recreational facilities, personal care establishments and some city buildings to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
The law went into effect on Nov. 8, but beginning Monday, the Department of Building and Safety can issue administrative citations to businesses that violate the ordinance. The citations will include a $1,000 fine for a second violation, $2,000 fine for a third violation and a $5,000 fine for a fourth and subsequent violations.
The city’s SafePassLA ordinance is one of the strictest mandates of its kind in the nation, requiring people over the age of 12 to show proof of vaccination at several indoor public spaces. Accepted forms of proof of vaccination include:
Jill Biden Goes Maskless as Children Forced to Wear Masks at the White House for Christmas Event
The children were brought into the White House room wearing masks, as the coronavirus pandemic continues, and ordered to sit on paper stars set out on the carpet, separating them from each other.
The first lady entered the room without a mask spoke to the children for a few minutes before sitting down next to the fireplace to read them a story.
The book, “Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops,” is a book she wrote herself, inspired by her granddaughter Natalie.
At no point was Jill Biden spotted wearing a mask during the event.
Mob steals $67,000 worth of purses from Burberry’s flagship as shoplifting raids and overnight burglaries continue unabated
The crew plowed into a customer who tried to keep the store’s door closed as they ran for the exit.
And those overnight burglars will have fewer cops to worry about in the 18th District.
Four cops assigned to the graveyard shift in the district were stripped and put on no-pay status Monday after they refused to enter their COVID-19 vaccine status into the city’s employee database, a source confirmed.
CWBChicago has also learned that CPD’s total manpower slipped below 12,000 officers in November for the first time in years. About 100 cops left since October alone, according to department data provided by a source.
Man tries to kill wife on Chicago expressway while out on bail and parole for domestic battery
A man out on parole for domestic battery, and out on bail for a second domestic battery charge, attempted to kill his wife on Chicago’s Kennedy Expressway last week.
According to CWB Chicago, this is the 56th person out of 82 cases this year alone where the suspect is accused of killing or attempting to kill someone while awaiting trial for a felony in Chicago.
According to Gnilka, the man has a pending domestic battery case where he is accused of breaking his wife’s arm by body slamming her.
The man was also out on conditional discharge for another domestic battery case, and on parole for another different attack.
New York man robs woman at knifepoint, is released without bail, steals from another woman hours later: police
Augustin Garcia, 63, is facing charges of petit larceny, grand larceny, robbery, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal trespassing. He allegedly stole a woman’s purse on the afternoon of Nov. 22 and ran onto a train, then “displayed a knife and told her to stay back” when she pursued him, according to a criminal complaint.
After he was arrested, prosecutors requested a $15,000 cash bail or a $45,000 bond, but Judge James Clynes let him go on supervised release just after midnight on Nov. 23, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office told Fox News.
Garcia was arrested again about seven hours later for allegedly stealing from the second victim and prosecutors upped the request to a $20,000 cash bail or a $60,000 bond, but Judge Valentina Morales ordered him to undergo a mental health evaluation. After one of the arrests, he reportedly boasted to cops that he knew he’d be released.
After SEPTA assault, Central High School students and the victim’s family say they’re traumatized
The beating of a teenager on a subway in Philadelphia this week has reignited fears in the city’s Asian communities about racially motivated violence, and it’s left some students worried for their safety commuting to and from school.
On Friday, the family of the 18-year-old Asian American student who was assaulted in an incident caught on video said they are traumatized after the “unprovoked, brutal attack.” Mei Lu, the teenager’s aunt, said her niece was beaten because she intervened when she saw girls yelling at three Asian boys and using racial slurs.
“Her heroic act, her altruistic act, came with a big price,” said Lu, who spoke in front of about 100 supporters at the Chinatown Community Center. Her sister, the teenager’s mother, wept as Lu described the victim’s injuries, which included extensive bruising and swollen eyes.
She said the teenager, a senior at Central High School, is still undergoing tests to determine the severity of her head injury.
Activist gets probation after vandalizing GOP senator’s office with an ax
Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin compares the sentences between far-left activist Thomas Alexander Starks and ‘QAnon Shaman’ on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’
Jim Jordan: Americans must know this about Hunter Biden
The Republican Ohio lawmaker and radio host Buck Sexton discuss national security concerns surrounding Hunter Biden’s China ties.
Tucker: Joe Biden’s coronavirus policy is not working
The first confirmed case of the coronavirus in the U.S. appeared in a blood test on January 18th, 2020. It was in the state of Washington. That was almost two years ago. How have we done since?
In total, more than 232 million Americans have been vaccinated as the largest inoculation campaign in our history.
So what are the results of this? Let’s see: More Americans have died from COVID in 2021 than died in 2020, before there was a shot. There were 362,000 deaths from COVID last year. So far this year, there have been 414,000 deaths.
Overall, the United States has the highest number of COVID deaths of any country on the planet by far.
So we gave up everything to fight COVID – we gave up our economy, our culture, our health. We literally stopped educating our own children. We did all of this in order to lower COVID deaths.
And yet COVID deaths went up anyway, and they went up dramatically.
Sudden Surge in Stillbirths and Menstrual Changes
November 11, 2021, a rally formed outside of Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, British Columbia (BC). The group was there to call attention to an unthinkable tragedy: 13 babies were reportedly stillborn at the hospital in a period of 24 hours. All of their mothers had received a COVID-19 injection.1
Scotland has also experienced an unusual rise in infant death rates. During September 2021, at least 21 babies under 4 weeks old died — a rate of 4.9 per 1,000 births. The average death rate among newborns in Scotland is about 2 per 1,000 births.4
Women across the U.S. have reported changes in their menstrual cycles following COVID-19 shots. Changes include heavier, earlier and more painful periods,16 as well as unexpected breakthrough bleeding or spotting among women on long-acting contraception or those who are postmenopausal and hadn’t had a period in years or even decades.17
Health officials have tried to brush off the reports, but they’ve become too numerous to ignore.
Putin warns NATO not to deploy troops or weapons to Ukraine
Speaking to participants of an online investment forum, the Russian president said that NATO’s eastward expansion has threatened Moscow’s core security interests.
He expressed concern that NATO could eventually use the Ukrainian territory to deploy missiles capable of reaching Russia’s command centers in just five minutes. He added that Moscow has been forced to counter the growing threats by developing new hypersonic weapons.
Putin argued that to avoid tensions, Russia and the West should negotiate agreements that would take the parties’ security interests into account.
The Russian leader noted that Russia has been strongly worried about NATO’s drills near its borders, pointing at a recent exercise that involved U.S. strategic bombers.
Family lost everything: China’s forced demolition; Baltic states officials meet Taiwan president
Another tale of forced demolition strikes a family in China. The victims say authorities railroaded them—and now they’ve lost everything.
An over $400,000 fine, over a rule-breaking gain of $300—the Chinese Communist Party ramps up its clampdown on the country’s fintech industry.
Parts of northern China are seeing renewed lockdown orders amid a surge of new virus cases. Businesses are closed; flights are canceled; and residents aren’t allowed to leave the city.
Lawmakers from three European countries meet with Taiwan’s president. But the talks come alongside growing ire with Beijing.
In another blow for the global supply chain, the majority of cargo ships in China have vanished from a global system used to track shipping data.
Ex-Cop Exposes How Black Officers Are Really Treated (Pt.1)| Brandon Tatum | POLITICS | Rubin Report
In this clip Brandon discusses the tension between black officers and the communities they are sworn to protect.
He also explains how the Black Lives Matter movement has trained the black community to be unwilling to hear any other viewpoint.
He shares his recent experience of speaking at Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Revolt Summit where he was booed.
Brandon and another police officer also had their panel discussion comments deleted from the final broadcast of Revolt Summit 2021.