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22 Men Arrested in Undercover Child Sex Sting in Florida
The operations saw undercover officers exchange messages with 19 men who later traveled to various locations in Marion County to meet up with a child aged between 12 and 16 for sexual activity.
“During the online exchanges, these men engaged in sexually explicit conversations, graphically describing the sexual acts they hoped to perform with the child,” the Sheriff’s Office said.
The men were met by law enforcement officers, who immediately detained them.
At a news conference, Woods said 22 of the arrests were local and included one individual who works as a Florida Department of Corrections officer, another who works in the school system, and the son of Ocala City Council member Ire Bethea Sr.
NY judge dies by suicide weeks after federal agents search his home
Citing two government sources, The Buffalo News reported that law enforcement executed a search warrant on Michalski’s home last month in connection to a federal investigation into the judge and his wife over potential tax crimes related to an online retail clothing and jewelry business operated out of the residence. Neither Michalski nor his wife had been charged in connection to the probe.
Federal authorities had also continued to investigate Michalski over his close friendship with Peter Gerace Jr., the owner of Pharaoh’s Gentlemen’s Club in Cheektowaga, outside of Buffalo.
The Miami Herald previously described Gerace as the nephew of reputed Buffalo mob boss Joseph A. Todaro Jr.
Michalski reportedly attempted suicide once before in February 2021 by lying on train tracks at an Amtrak station in the Buffalo suburb of Depew. A freight train passed over him, causing serious leg injuries.
PepsiCo Unveils ‘Cracker Jill’ | Dana Loesch
Dana covers how PepsiCo unveils Cracker Jill to celebrate women in sports.
2 men bribed, infiltrated Jill Biden’s Secret Service detail while posing as DHS agents: Feds
Federal authorities accused Arian Taherzadeh, 40, and Haider Ali, 36, of obtaining handguns, rifles and other materials in their effort to pose as DHS employees, according to a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for Washington D.C.
As of Monday, four Secret Service agents have been placed on administrative leave after their interactions with the two suspects. According to the criminal complaint, the agents will remain on leave pending further investigation.
According to the criminal complaint, Taherzadeh provided a Secret Service agent and DHS employee with, among other things, “Rent-free apartments (with a total yearly rent of over $40,000 per apartment), iPhones,
surveillance systems, a drone, a flat screen television, a case for storing an assault rifle, a generator, and law enforcement paraphernalia.” The complaint states Taherzadeh also offered the government employees the use of what he claimed were “official government vehicles.”
Teen carjackers force woman in her 50s out of her parked vehicle — except they can’t start the thing. They take off running, soon get arrested.
Investigators said the victim was sitting in her car near Fleming’s restaurant in the Stanford Shopping Center around 6 p.m. when male teens allegedly demanded the vehicle and her possessions, KTVU-TV reported.
A male entered her passenger door and demanded her purse and keys, KPIX-TV reported, after which a second suspect opened the driver’s side door and demanded her purse.
After the victim gave up her belongings, police told KPIX she fled unharmed on foot — and two other suspects jumped into her vehicle as well.
“Forced her out of the car. She fled. Was able to flag down a witness. That witness lent her a cell phone, and she called 911,” Palo Alto acting police Lt. Brian Philip told KTVU.
Americans more worried about crime amid violence, retail crime wave
This level of concern is the highest in several years.
“Gallup has tracked this measure since 2001 when a record-high 88% of U.S. adults said they worried about crime and violence, including 62% who expressed a great deal of concern,” the group said. “Worry about crime was lowest in 2014 when 70% were worried, including 39% who said they worried a great deal.”
The poll comes after a major violent crime wave in recent years. Now retail theft is going unchecked in parts of California where viral videos have shown thieves walk into stores and fill garbage bags with merchandise only to walk out unhindered.
San Francisco has become a focus for this concern where retail crime has become so pervasive that Walgreens shut down 22 locations in the city.
Couple attempting robbery arrested in Miami Beach after victims fight back
MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – An attempted robbery failed after the victims fought back, and a witness caught it all on video.
The arrest report said, “… both individuals began to physically attack him.”
The incident occurred in a residential area, and the arrest form said the robbery victim got help when his sister-in-law came to his defense, jumping into the fray.
The arrest report states the couple “went into his pocket and without permission stole his black iPhone 11.”
California homeowner turns tables on suspected burglar, dishes out nasty beatdown
The homeowner came home April 1 around 6 pm to find a sports utility van parked out front of his residence with a suspect in the driver’s seat. The homeowner found a second burglar, Alexis Provoste, 43, inside his home stealing.
The homeowner began to beat Provoste before he ran out of the home to the van. Provoste was held by the homeowner until police arrived at the scene and arrested him.
Provoste is originally from Chile and is a suspected member of a South American Theft Group.
Man beaten, stabbed on Chicago transit in third violent attack in as many days
A 26-year-old man was attacked and stabbed by a group at a downtown CTA station Wednesday night in what was the third attack on CTA in as many days.The victim had been standing at the CTA “L” platform at the Cermak/ McCormick Place Green Line station when a group of three approached him and demanded his property.
The attackers managed to steal the victim’s property and the victim ran away from the group.
It wasn’t until after the attack that the victim realized he had been injured and sought medical treatment at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is in good condition, according to officials.
Devin Nunes provides an update on Truth Social
Trump Media & Technology Group CEO Devin Nunes provides an update on Truth Social and discusses Elon Musk joining Twitter’s board of directors on April 7, 2022.
Joe Rogan says school pushed woke ‘anti-racism’ on his 9-year-old daughter
“When the whole George Floyd thing happened, one of the schools that my kids were going to back in California released this email, saying that it’s not enough to not be racist, you now must be anti-racist,” Rogan said on Tuesday’s edition of Spotify’s “The Joe Rogan Experience.”
“And my kid’s 9 at the time. What does that, what does that mean?” Rogan asked.
He continued: “These kids are not even remotely racist. Like, they have all sorts of different kinds of friends.”
Rogan said that if schools wanted to teach kids that “racism is stupid,” then “I’m all with you.”
“But if you want to tell my 9-year-old, they have to be anti-racist. What does it mean?” Rogan asked.
Families boycott Disney on Florida’s Parental Rights Law
Founder and Executive Director of American Heritage Girls Patti Garibay and Founder of Hold the Line Sean Feucht give their thoughts on families boycotting Disney for slamming Florida’s Parental Rights Law.
BIDEN CRIME FAMILY: Grassley Says Criminal Probe into Hunter Biden Now Includes Joe’s Brother
Senator Chuck Grassley confirmed this week that his committee’s investigation into Hunter Biden now includes the brother of the President, Jim Biden.
“We have people with the Biden name dealing with Chinese business people that have a relationship to the Communist Party [and] I think James Biden was very much a part of this,” Grassley told CBS News in an interview Wednesday.
From the NY Post:
Sen. Chuck Grassley says President Biden’s brother James “Jim” Biden is a prime focus of investigators reviewing first son Hunter Biden’s foreign business deals.
Grassley (R-Iowa) co-authored a September 2020 reportwith Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on the Biden family’s business pursuits. The two senators released a supplemental report that November and recently took to the Senate floor to reveal banking records detailing Jim Biden’s role in Chinese-linked business ventures.
Gov. Abbott lays out plan to transport migrants to US Capitol
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he is taking the immigration crisis to President Biden after the administration’s policies created ‘chaos’ at the U.S.-Mexico border.
DeSantis Says He’ll Deport Illegal Migrants ‘Dumped’ in Florida to Delaware
DeSantis made his comments in Naples, Florida.
“What we’re doing in Florida is saying, ‘We’re not gonna let the recklessness of those policies impact our state,’” DeSantis told those in attendance. “If businesses or contractors are dumping people who are illegal into Florida from southern Texas, you know, we’re gonna go after their ability to do business in Florida.
“If Biden is dumping people, which he has dumped people, they fly them in at two in the morning,” DeSantis continued. “They haven’t done it lately, but they did it many months ago. We now have money where we can reroute them to sanctuary states like Delaware — and we’re gonna do that — to make sure we’re keeping people safe here.”
“If they’re going to come here, we’ll provide buses,” DeSantis explained. “I will send them to Delaware and do that.”
California is trying to devalue citizenship: Terrell
Fox News contributor Leo Terrell joined ‘America’s Newsroom’ to discuss how the left uses rampant crime to advocate for gun control, and a new California bill that would allow illegal immigrants to become police officers.
EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Budd Introduces Bill To Force Biden To Build The Border Wall
Republican North Carolina Rep. Ted Budd introduced legislation Thursday that would remove all legal impediments to building the border wall in an effort to force President Joe Biden to finish its construction.
The Daily Caller first obtained the bill, titled The Build the Wall Now Act.
The legislation would remove all legal barriers to continue building the border wall and requires construction to restart within 24 hours.
The bill makes previously appropriated funds for the border wall available until they are spent so the funding will not expire.
$2.1 billion that was appropriated in fiscal years 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 and has not been spent would be going towards the border wall to enhance border security.
Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to US Supreme Court
The Senate floor erupted in applause after Vice President Harris announced Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation.
She will become the first Black woman to serve on the court. Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum provide reaction.
Georgia Legislature passes college free speech bill
House Bill 1, the Forming Open and Robust University Minds (FORUM) Act, ostensibly aims to protect free speech rights anywhere on a college campus, not just in a designated area. It now heads to Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, for his signature.
“Protecting the right to free speech on college campuses is critical,” Americans for Prosperity – Georgia (AFP-GA) Deputy State Director Tony West said in a statement. “This bill will ensure that public colleges and universities do not have ambiguous speech policies that lead to administrative overreach and the censoring of students and staff. We look forward to Governor Kemp signing this bill into law.”
However, some critics of the legislation said the measure was unnecessarily vague and that it could protect extremists who descend onto a college campus.
New Mexico lawmakers OK $500 inflation relief payments
(The Center Square) – New Mexico lawmakers approved a plan to send $500 relief payments to New Mexicans.
Under House Bill 2, which both the House and Senate passed on Tuesday, New Mexicans of all income levels will receive tax rebates of $500 or $1,000 per household. The program is projected to cost $700 million.
The legislation is aimed at providing New Mexicans relief from rising inflation and gas prices, according to lawmakers who back the bill.
According to the Associated Press, the bill also applies to undocumented immigrants and elderly people with little or no income who do not ordinarily file taxes.
Whitmer asks state Supreme Court to strike abortion ban
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer filed a lawsuit asking the Michigan Supreme Court to recognize a right to abortion under the Due Process Clause of the Michigan Constitution.
The request follows a U.S. Supreme Court May decision to hear Mississippi’s appeal of a 2019 decision, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
In that decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a previous decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, overturning a state law prohibiting abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy.
The lawsuit asks the court to stop enforcement of the 1931 abortion ban, arguing it violates Michigan’s due process clause protecting a right to privacy and bodily autonomy.
In 2020, 29,669 abortions were performed in Michigan.
Durham’s Prosecution Of Clinton Campaign Lawyer Grows Stronger As Lies Are Exposed
It is manifest that the FBI took Sussmann’s claims quite seriously. The Bureau initiated a deep-dive into the back-channel communications canard that he peddled.
As with so many of the Trump-Russia allegations, it was eventually discovered to be non-existent. Internet traffic data was manipulated to create the appearance of a Kremlin connection.
It is equally obvious that had the FBI known at the outset that the accusation was the devious handiwork of the Clinton Campaign it would have likely dismissed the matter as the political smear that it was.
Consider, for example, how Hillary Clinton herself tried to exploit the lie. Just days before the presidential election she tweeted, “It’s time for Trump to answer serious questions about his ties to Russia.”
Rep. Herrell introduces bill to use foreign aid to deport illegal immigrants, stop migrant caravans
The Anti-Caravan Act of 2022 directs the State Department to use $60 million of already appropriated funding for foreign aid to pay for up to 70% of the cost of repatriation flights for illegal immigrants from Central America to their home countries.
It also would require the State Dept. to develop a program to provide the money to countries that have a policy that deters illegal migration to the U.S.
That funding would be used for detention, processing cases and repatriation flights.
Herrell’s office said that the money is not derived from anti-drug money to Colombia or to confront Venezuela’s Maduro regime, and instead is for money appropriated to stop illegal immigration.
Waukesha school board election: GOP-backed candidates take 3 seats after critical race theory controversy
The three conservative candidates, Karrie Kozlowski, Mark Borowski and Marquell Moorer, won the seats after receiving the most votes in the election Tuesday evening.
Throughout the campaign, the candidates alleged that the Waukesha School Board had stopped listening to the concerns of the parents in the community.
The GOP win comes after months of controversy surrounding CRT, an academic construct sometimes taught in schools that encourages students to think about systemic racism and generational responsibility passed down from the past to the present.
Parents and lawmakers around the country have been fighting to ban CRT from schools and gain control of their children’s education.
Israel shooting: Multiple people shot in Tel Aviv ‘terrorist’ attack, police say
Multiple people were shot in Israel‘s main commercial city Thursday night, leaving several injured in what authorities described as a “terrorist” attack.
The gunfire rang out on Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv, officials said, sending restaurant patrons and pedestrians running for their lives.
“This is a terrorist who shot at a pub on Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv, from which five casualties of various degrees of injury were evacuated, and many police forces are in the area searching for the terrorist,” the Israel Police tweeted.
US approves sale of fighter jets to Bulgaria amid speculation about supply of MiGs to Ukraine
The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of up to eight F-16 fighter jets to Bulgaria, the Defense Department has said.
“The proposed sale will improve Bulgaria’s capability to meet current and future threats by enabling the Bulgarian Air Force to deploy modern fighter aircraft routinely in the Black Sea region,” the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said.
U.S. officials said the $1.673 billion agreement was not directly related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which comes amid continuing speculation that a NATO ally could provide Ukraine with Russian-made MiG-29 aircraft to fight Russian forces and that such a move would involve the United States “backfilling” that ally’s fleet of jets with U.S. aircraft in exchange.
United Nations Assembly Suspends Russia From Top Human Rights Body
Russia is the second country to have its membership rights stripped at the Human Rights Council.
US troops hurt in Syria artillery attack
According to officials with Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) — the name for the U.S.-led military coalition to counter ISIS in Iraq and Syria — two rounds of artillery fire hit a coalition base called Green Village, the Associated Press reported. OIR officials said two U.S. service members were lightly injured in the attack.
It was not immediately clear who was behind the Thursday attack on Green Village.
The United Kingdom-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said five rockets fired during Thursday’s attack came from an area where Iran-backed militia fighters are based.
Iran-backed forces have been involved in efforts to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria. They have also supported Syrian leader Bashar Al-Assad in the ongoing Syrian civil war.
Israel: Plan B to activate if Vienna talks fail; US skeptical on JCPOA revival TV7 Israel News 07.04
1) Israel’s security establishment continues to maintain a heightened state of alert and is working to implement a string of measures, in accordance with lessons learned from the past, to prevent tensions from boiling over.
2) U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken asserts that he is “not overly optimistic at the prospect” of reviving the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran.
3) Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz warns that “If a nuclear agreement is not signed (with Iran), plan B will be activated.”
Covid-19: fourth vaccine jab recommended for Hongkongers over 60
Hongkongers aged over 60 should receive a fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine, the city’s scientific committees on Covid-19 and expert advisers have suggested in the wake of the soaring death toll among elderly people.
The committees and the Chief Executive’s expert advisory panel on Thursday said those over 60 who had received a third dose at least three months earlier are now recommended to take a fourth dose for “better protection.” The same would apply to recovered Covid-19 patients in that age group.
As of Thursday, 92.3 per cent of eligible people aged over 12 had received their first vaccine dose, and 85.5 per cent their second. Some 2.9 million people in this group – or about 43 per cent – had received their third dose. Meanwhile 61.6 per cent of children between three and 11 had been given their first dose.
Hong Kong gov’t fines 6 people over Covid-19 violations in birthday party scandal
Six people who attended a birthday party for a Hong Kong delegate to China’s legislature — an event which sparked a scandal and a high-level resignation after it came to light — have been fined for violating Covid-19 rules.
The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) announced on Wednesday the results of the investigation into the party held in January for Witman Hung, Hong Kong’s delegate to the National People’s Congress.
Over 200 people attended the event at a restaurant in Wan Chai on January, including 15 government officials, just as the Omicron variant was beginning to spread widely in the city.
US, Poland to hold joint military exercises near Ukraine border
“Tactical and fire training at the training ground in Nowa Dęba is to deepen the interoperability of Polish and American troops and to harmonize Polish military units,” the Polish military said in a statement previewing the military exercise.
“The subunits of the 18th Mechanized Division and 82nd Airborne Division (USA) will be exercised mainly with the support of the 25th Air Cavalry Brigade and soldiers from the 3rd Subcarpathian Territorial Defense Brigade,” the statement continued. “The training will include shooting from Pioruns (Man-portable air-defense systems) and Javelins (anti-tank guided missiles), known for their effectiveness in combating Russian troops in Ukraine.”
Poland’s military said “strengthening the eastern part of Poland and NATO’s eastern flank” is one of its top priorities.
Ukraine should not lead to WW3
Member of European Parliament Marcel de Graaff shares his views about the conflict in the Ukraine.
The Great Reject against the Great Reset
Member of parliament Simone Kerseboom congratulates Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán with his victory in the last elections.
She also discusses the upcoming French elections, the possible outcomes, and their implications for the ‘Great Reset’.
Dr. Jay Bhattacharya: Lockdowns Globally Drove Millions Worldwide into Dire Poverty | CLIP
“We’ve lifted a billion people out of poverty over the last 20 some years…
[But now] 100 million people are poor that otherwise wouldn’t have been.”
Lockdown policies were the “single biggest driver of inequality” in half a century, says Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a professor of medicine at Stanford University.
A Student Harassed For Refusing To Say The Pledge Of Allegiance Is Awarded $90,000
A student in Texas described as “non-religious” won a $90,000 court settlement after she was harassed for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and refused to do a “Patriotic” school assignment.
A group called the American Atheists sued Klein Oak High School near Houston after a student claimed that a 12th-grade sociology teacher punished her for not reciting the pledge, according to the Houston Chronicle.
The atheist group said the girl refused to join the exercise because she disagreed with the phrases “liberty and justice for all” and “under God.” It said the girl is an atheist who believes black people and other minorities are not guaranteed justice in the United States.”
Teacher Arnold’s behavior is legally and practically unjustified and is, in a word, nuts, even if the student’s deeply held beliefs are moronic, uninformed, and self-indulgent.
Arnold’s stupidity justifies some monetary compensation. That the litigation lasted five years is a testament to the inefficiency of the legal process and the likely prominence of the self-interests of the lawyers rather than efficiently resolving a case.
Notable in the article is the statement by Geoffrey T. Blackwell, who, while assailing the teacher Arnold, said: “The classroom is not a pulpit. It is a place of education, not indoctrination.” Noble sentiment, Mr. Blackwell. Tell it to Disney!
Piers Morgan – The Tribal Nature of Political Correctness
English broadcaster, journalist, writer, and television personality Piers Morgan shares his thoughts on the dynamics of political correctness.