News and Headlines: 2/8/2022, Keeping you informed.

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Loudoun County school staff reportedly trained to get warrants for mask refusal

Loudoun County has already become one of the nation’s most divisive school districts.
REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein/File Photo
Loudoun County has already become one of the nation’s most divisive school districts.
REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein/File Photo

School officials in Virginia’s embattled Loudoun County have been trained in obtaining warrants against parents or students who follow a new statewide order that allows them to forgo face masks on campus, according to a leaked email.

The progressive district’s director of safety and security, John Clark, emailed step-by-step instructions on Tuesday last week, according to a copy tweeted by conservative political activist Ned Ryun.

The email’s subject was “Mask Enforcement” in “preparation” for the county’s ongoing mandate in defiance of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s executive order allowing parents to opt out of masking their kids.

Second gentleman evacuated from DC school after bomb threat

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, was ushered out of the room at 2:18 EST by a Secret Service agent. Dunbar’s principal followed a few minutes later, according to reports.

Emhoff was at the school for an event in commemoration of Black History Month.

Emhoff’s staff informed the media there was a “security threat” reported by the school to the Secret Service. 

Watch GOP Ad Yanked From Airwaves Due to Images of Illegal Border Crossings

Karrin Taylor Robson, an Republican immigration hawk running for governor of Arizona, was notified Monday by FS1, a subsidiary of Fox Sports, that her ad could no longer air until she proved migrants shown crossing the border in it were in fact illegal immigrants.

The channel informed her campaign that it must supply “an affidavit that the ad was filmed along the border, as well as proof of the citizenship status of any individuals depicted,” she said in a statement.

“The station expects Arizonans to believe individuals that our cameras captured crossing the border nowhere near a legal port of entry, and being taken into custody by Border Patrol, may have been American citizens? This is nuts,” Taylor Robson said.

FS1’s decision follows similar decisions by other networks to censor Republican messaging. NBC News refused to air an ad from Republican congressman Michael Waltz (Fla.) that calls out Olympic sponsors for associating themselves with the Beijing 2022 Winter Games without calling out the country’s human rights abuses.

Hypocritical Businesses Bow To China

 China is guilty of grotesque crimes.

You wouldn’t know it watching the #WinterOlympics.

Why do so many businesses and celebrities bow to China?

County Tries to Bulldoze 100-Year-Old Neighborhood

The Institute for Justice is helping Britta, Danny, Paul and Robin to defend homes that are rightfully theirs. Your home is supposed to be your castle.

But in New York, your home is your castle only until a government bureaucrat thinks of putting something there that might pay more taxes. That is not only wrong, it is unconstitutional.

Most homicide victims in many US cities are Black, key data shows

 Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon (Robyn Beck / AFP, File)
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon (Robyn Beck / AFP, File)

New data provided by Freedom of Information Act requests and analyzed by Fox News shows Black males were overwhelmingly the No. 1 demographic killed in most cities.

In Chicago, which tallied the most homicides since 1996, 648 of the city’s 797 homicide victims were Black. 

In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 105 of the city’s 133 homicides were Black males. In Columbus, Ohio, 135 of the city’s 204 homicides were of Black males. In Louisville, Kentucky, 133 of the city’s 197 homicide victims were Black males. In St. Paul, Minnesota, 17 of the city’s 38 homicides were of Black males.

Philadelphia family held hostage for days in own home by armed ‘criminal gang,’ police say

Police said the man was abducted outside his home on the 4600 block of Decatur Street in Holmesburg on Friday evening. (FOX29 Philadelphia WTXF)
Police said the man was abducted outside his home on the 4600 block of Decatur Street in Holmesburg on Friday evening. (FOX29 Philadelphia WTXF)

The “criminal gang” forced the man into his home, where they held him, his wife and their 10-month-old child captive, Ryan said. When the man’s 68-year-old father and a friend of his wife’s visited the home to check on the family, the group took them both prisoner.

During the weekend, Ryan said the man was tortured and forced to withdraw a “significant amount of cash” from various banks. He was also taken to collect money from Rivers Casino, a police source told FOX29 Philadelphia

The suspects let the man go near the casino on Sunday evening, according to authorities. He was able to call police from a nearby Wawa store.

Las Vegas high schooler charged with battery after video of horrific classroom beating goes viral

(Las Vegas High School)
(Las Vegas High School)

The video, which was taken at Las Vegas High School on Wednesday, shows the victim with her head facedown on a desk as the suspect punches her repeatedly from behind and someone tries to stop the attack. Laughter could be heard at one point during the video. 

Clark County School District Police Lt. Bryan Zink said that the suspect was cited for battery on the day of the incident, but could face more charges once the victim’s injuries are reviewed. 

A secretary at nearby Legacy High School in northern Las Vegas was also attacked by a student this week, KLAS reports. 

A Man Is Accused of Breaking Into Michael Bloomberg’s Ranch and Kidnapping an Employee

Joseph Beecher in a mugshot. (Laramie County Detention Center)
Joseph Beecher in a mugshot. (Laramie County Detention Center)

The woman told investigators Beecher was heavily armed, threatened to “shoot her face off” and asked about Bloomberg’s daughters by name, demanding to know where they were, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

After learning the daughters were not on the property, Beecher allegedly ordered the employee to get in her truck and drive him around. The suspect told the worker he wanted to “make an international scene,” the arrest warrant affidavit said. The woman was not hurt.

Beecher is facing charges including second-degree kidnapping, aggravated robbery, and felony menacing in Colorado. He also faces a federal kidnapping charge for allegedly transporting the victim across state lines.


Vermont moves forward on becoming first state to guarantee the right to abortion in its constitution

Sam Goldman of Refuse Fascism speaks at a rally organized by the Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights group in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
Sam Goldman of Refuse Fascism speaks at a rally organized by the Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights group in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Vermont lawmakersvoted Tuesday to move forward on a constitutional amendment that would guarantee the right to abortion and contraception, the first amendment of its kind in the United States.

The Vermont House voted 107 to 41 for the proposed amendment, known as Proposition 5. It now heads to Gov. Phil Scott (R), who has signaled his support for the measure and is required to give public notice before it appears on the ballot in November. Voters in Vermont, where 70 percent of people say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, are expected to approve it.

The proposal is part of a wave of abortion rights legislation to emerge in Democratic states this year, ahead of a key Supreme Court ruling on abortion expected in the summer. 

Republicans demand Pelosi, leadership investigate reports of Capitol Police ‘monitoring’ citizens, lawmakers

Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., led the letter exclusively obtained by Fox News Digital with 33 of his GOP colleagues to Pelosi and Lofgren regarding reports that Capitol Police have dug into the backgrounds of people who meet with lawmakers. 

The letter points to an explosive POLITICO report, saying that the Capitol Police reportedly “monitoring Members of Congress, their staff, constituents, and supporters raises serious constitutional concerns.”

The Republicans wrote that the report revealed the Capitol Police are also “monitoring the online activity of congressional staff and individuals who meet with Members of Congress” and that the force is “reviewing property tax information” to learn the owners of the buildings “where the meetings take place” as well as “reviewing online information to determine if any of the meeting attendees have contacts with foreign nationals.”

“Additionally, Capitol Police were directed to look for information on donors and staff ‘that would cast a member in a negative light,’” the letter reads.

Tlaib has paid out $170,000 to firm of anti-Israel activist who supports defunding the police

(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Tlaib’s campaign has paid $147,000 to Unbought Power LLC, a political consulting and advocacy firm run by Rasha Mubarak, since March 2020.

Tlaib’s leadership PAC, Rooted in Community Leadership, which lists Mubarak as a “treasurer,” has paid Unbought Power another $23,000 since October 2020, according to Federal Elections Commission (FEC) filings reviewed by Fox News Digital.

Mubarak, a “Palestinian Muslim American community activist,” has a history of making anti-Israel statements online and calling Israel an “apartheid state.”

World News:

Six Russian Warships Sailing From Mediterranean To Black Sea For Drills

(file photo)
(file photo)

Russia’s Defense Ministry said in a statement on February 8 that the ships of the Baltic Fleet and the Northern Fleet were passing the Bosphorus strait in “a planned manner” to take part in pre-announced military drills in the Black Sea.

The ships are expected to sail through the Turkish waterway on February 8 and February 9, Reuters quoted Turkish maritime sources as saying.

Legally, NATO member Turkey could shut the straits to transit if Russia were to take military action against Ukraine.

The show of strength is part of a series of exercises that Russia’s Navy is undertaking around the world.

Here are the US companies sponsoring the genocidal Chinese Communist Party’s Olympics

 (U.S. State Department/Released)
 (U.S. State Department/Released)

For years, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been systematically suppressing minorities in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). Grim reports from witnesses to the abuse have revealed killings, torture, rape, enslavement, forced separation of children from their parents, forced sterilization and abortion, enforced disappearances, and destruction of cultural and religious heritage. 

China expert Adrian Zenz characterized China’s suppression of Muslim Uyghurs – which has reportedly impacted over 1.5 million people – as “probably the largest incarceration of an ethnoreligious minority since the Holocaust.” As such, China has become one of the worst violators of human rights in the world.

Despite the international outcry surrounding the CCP’s egregious human rights abuses, for several major American corporations, standing up for human rights ends where making money in China begins.

Ottawa Police Brutalize 78-Year-Old Man for Honking

Police appear in multiple videos twisting the elderly man’s arm around his back and shoving him into the side of a car.

Over a week into the protest, the assembly has remained largely peaceful and manifested largely through incessant truck honking. A local court granted an injunction that bans any car honking in the city for ten days on Monday.

The images of police battering Carlebois are particularly striking given his small size – Carlebois’s family told the Toronto Sun on Monday that he is 4’10” – and the fact that the mandates the Freedom Convoy is protesting are ostensibly meant to protect people more vulnerable to severe coronavirus infections, like the elderly.

Palestinian terror-cell killed in ISA raid; Israel-US ties strong despite JCPOA TV7Israel News 08.02

1) After several weeks of repeated drive-by shooting attacks toward Israeli civilian and military targets; Israeli Security Forces neutralize the terror-cell allegedly responsible.

2) The nuclear talks have resumed in Vienna, today – in what Russian Ambassador Mikhail Ulyanov proclaimed seems to be “the final stage.”

3) Chief of the Iranian Military Major General Mohammad Bagheri noted that if U.S. sanctions are lifted the Islamic Republic of Iran will be become one of the largest arms exporters.

Victorian and federal governments split on vaccination rules

New Zealand ‘convoy for freedom’ protests vaccine mandates in nation’s capital


Hundreds of New Zealanders inspired by the Canadian trucker protest drove in convoy to their island nation’s capital of Wellington on Tuesday and blocked the streets outside Parliament as lawmakers reconvened for the first time since summer.

The “convoy for freedom” protesters came in trucks and campervans from all over New Zealand, gathering to protest mask and vaccine mandates as left-wing Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern delivered her first speech of the new year, Reuters reports.

They called for “freedom” and said they would not leave Wellington until the country’s onerous pandemic restrictions were lifted. 


CRAZY: Jesse Watters Interviews A Trans “Wolf”

Can’t get any crazier than this.

The Death of Science – Part 2

How did science and COVID become such a political hot potato? The answers likely go back to Climate Change.

As Mark points out, a compliant media and Big Tech have moved to suppress dissent at every level. And ideology has trumped science and discovery.

Glenn Greenwald Reveals the Ugly Truth About Media’s Joe Rogan Coverage | DM CLIPS | Rubin Report

Dave Rubin of “The Rubin Report” shares a clip of Glenn Greenwald criticizing the mainstream media coverage of Joe Rogan’s Spotify controversy.

He astutely points out what few journalists are willing to say, that they resent that more people trust Joe Rogan than the media.

Dave also discusses the support Rogan has got from Bari Weiss and Bret Weinstein.

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