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Black man charged with hate crime in random shootings of 2 white men in Tulsa

Photo of Carlton Gilford’s arrest by Tulsa Police Department

Carlton Gilford is accused of shooting Lundin Hatchcock, 35, at the local Rudisill Library on April 18.

“Through the investigation, Homicide Detectives learned Carlton Gilford first went to the library. Inside the library, he walked up behind a man sitting at a desk and shot him in the back of his head,” the Tulsa police said.

“Following the shooting at the library,” they continued, “Gilford went to the Quiktrip. Inside the store, Gilford again shot a male in the back of the head. When that victim fell to the ground, the suspect shot him again.”

“At this time, there does not appear to have been any connection between the victims and the suspect. After examining the evidence from the case, District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler charged the suspect with the additional Hate Crime. This is an arrest and not a conviction.”

Smirnoff Vodka partners with trans woman who recently disrupted Texas legislature over anti-trans bill

Drag Queen and trans woman Maxine LaQueene recently became a paid partner for vodka brand Smirnoff. (Screenshot/YouTube)

Several recent Instagram posts from drag queen and trans woman “Maxine LaQueene” featured the official “Paid Partnership with Smirnoff” tags, denoting that the major liquor retailer has hired the biological male for promotional material.

In addition to being a promoter of drag and transgenderism, LaQueene is an outspoken LGBTQ activist who had recently been removed from the Texas state capitol building by police for disrupting a legislature vote on a trans bill. 

A further look at the same account revealed multiple posts showing LaQueene in full drag doing promotional material for Smirnoff’s Pride 2023 Ambassadorship. One of the posts was a video ad involving LaQueene strutting in full drag for the campaign. 

Parents call for answers, changes at Plainview ISD following lewd classroom incident

A group of parents gathered at the Plainview ISD Administration Office Monday morning for a protest.Ma’Rico Holland II/ Plainview Herald

Following the call from the district, the parent questioned their child and was told they were pressured into performing a sexual act on another student on April 19.

“My daughter comes home with bruises and rashes if she doesn’t participate in these little boys’ sick games,” the parent said at the protest. “They will punch her, give her Indian burns, they’ll call her names and cuss at her.”

Multiple parents of students at South Elementary shared their concerns during the protest and called for answers and changes, including change in district leadership.

“There have been multiple moms coming out about stuff that has been happening all year and nothing is being done about it,” a parent said at the protest. “It’s hit its peak and that’s why we’re here today, to get answers.”

Houston man who killed man while out on bond for murder of friend sentenced to 49 years

Jeremy Wayne Miller, 32, killed two people and shot another in separate incidents in the Houston area, prosecutors said.  (Harris County District Attorney’s Office)

Jeremy Wayne Miller, 32, pleaded guilty to two murder charges and an aggravated assault charge in a shooting the day before he was to stand trial.

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office said Miller shot and killed his friend Tremayne Richardson, 40, on July 5, 2014, then fled to Atlanta. A motive for the killing has never been determined. 

Miller eventually returned to Houston and shot another man several times. The victim survived and identified Miller as the shooter. 

Miller was arrested and charged with murder for the 2014 shooting and aggravated assault in the second. He was released on bond. 

Illinois student smiles, giggles after killing couple in DUI crash: video

A still shot from body camera footage shows Stephanie Melgoza, left, laughing during a field sobriety test minutes after drunkenly killing Andrew Rosewicz and Paul Prowant with her car in Illiniois. (East Peoria Police Department/ Dignity Memorial)

An Illinois woman who giggled and smiled after she killed two people in a 2022 drunk driving crash was sentenced to 14 years in prison last week.

In disturbing police body camera video obtained by Fox News Digital, Stephanie Melgoza, 24, can be seen singing and smiling after the tragic collision. 

Melgoza, whose blood alcohol level registered at .264 — more than three times the legal limit — showed no concern when an officer told her that she had fatally struck Paul Prowant, 55, and his girlfriend, 43-year-old Andrea Rosewicz.

Jordan Neely video shows U.S. cities are ‘BECOMING GOTHAM’

After shouting at New York City subway riders on a train-car earlier this month, Jordan Neely was placed in a chokehold and held down by at least two other riders.

Now, one of those men — a Marine veteran — is being blamed by the far-left for Neely’s death and being labeled a murderer. This could be the left’s next George Floyd moment.

But this story is about more that that, Glenn says. This story is about the downfall of U.S. cities which are quickly and surely turning into GOTHAM…

Protests Continue as Marine who put Jordan Neely in Deadly chokehold on NYC subway is Identified

Arizona suspect facing murder charge in hiker’s death identified: source

Lauren Heike’s mother and father remembered her as a beautiful and sweet person. (Phoenix Police Department)

Teasley, the source told Fox News, is being charged with first-degree murder. He also has a lengthy criminal record dating back to 2020 for charges including assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, robbery, armed robbery and burglary. 

Lauren Heike was found dead on Saturday, April 29. 

Investigators said the suspect was arrested at the apartment complex where he lived, and a search warrant was served on his apartment. They also said the suspect was taken to the Phoenix Police headquarters for questioning. 

The body of Heike was found along a popular community trail after police received a report of an apparent injured person around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 29. She went hiking around 10 a.m. on Friday on the trail near 6500 East Libby Street, close to where she lived, the Phoenix Police Department said.  

Police: Senior Google Engineer Jumped to His Death from New York HQ

The Associated Press

Responding cops found the man unconscious and he was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

Officers at the scene found handprints on the ledge of a 14th-floor open-air terrace, sources said. Investigators found no note, nor a video of the fatal plunge.

The employee’s death comes months after Jacob Pratt, a 33-year-old Google employee who also worked at the Manhattan headquarters, was found dead of an apparent suicide.

Pratt appeared to have hanged himself in an apartment at the corner of West 26th Street and 6th Avenue in Chelsea just before 6 p.m. Feb. 16.

In light of these horrific events, the internet giant is anticipated to reassess its mental health and wellness programs.

Breitbart News reported in January that Google laid off its head of mental health and wellbeing:

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky Resigns Citing Waning Pandemic

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Walensky’s last day will be June 30, CDC officials said. AP reports she sent a resignation letter directly to President Joe Biden and later told her own staff at a special meeting.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday coronavirus no longer qualifies as a global emergency, and the U.S. public health emergency declaration will expire next week, as Breitbart News reported.

No replacement for Walensky has been announced.

Power to Prescribe | Full Measure

With the worst of the Covid nightmare hopefully in the rear-view mirror, there are lingering policy questions that will be addressed for years to come.

One important issue surrounds who controls medicine that could be harmful or lifesaving — depending on whose opinion you get.

During Covid, thousands of people with legal prescriptions found their medicine blocked by the local pharmacy. Today, we hear both sides in a debate over medical freedom.

White House Received Prescient Warning TWO YEARS Before the Plandemic

Two State Department cables described a shortage of safety training at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the danger posed by novel coronaviruses in 2018.

The cables outlined details about the shortage of adequately trained staff, Wuhan Institute of Virology senior scientist Zhengli Shi’s rejected request to study coronaviruses at the highest biocontainment level, and the discovery of novel SARS-like bat coronaviruses that bind to human receptors.

The cables generated a public outcry after the Washington Post reported them in April 2020.

They also generated quiet astonishment within the State Department, according to emails obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The emails also show the apparent indignation of the official who authored the cables.

‘ALARMING’: Shocking video shows migrant hotel refuse Chicago reporter entry

Chicago-based reporter William Kelly joined ‘Fox & Friends First’ to discuss why the incident is ‘alarming’ and the broader concerns surrounding how it could impact Chicago’s crime surge.

World News:

US focuses on pioneering maritime ‘robots’ in the Gulf – analysis


“The USVs are made by Canadian, Israeli and US companies, among others, and cost from $800,000 to $3 million.

They range in size from slow-moving solar-powered buoys to large unmanned speed boats,” the Bloomberg piece noted. 

As these efforts get more attention there are also tensions in the region.

Iran used naval forces and IRGC units to stop and waylay two ships over the last week and a half. Iran tensions are one aspect of the current situation. Unmanned vehicles could help patrol vast areas of the ocean. They could ostensibly help monitor naval activity and perhaps confront threats.

Jerusalem threatens Damascus on Iran’ encroachment; US seeks Israel-Saudi peace TV7Israel News 05.05

1) The United States proactively seeks to foster peace between Israel and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

2) U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan warns Iran not to cross the line regarding nuclear weapon capabilities.

3) Jerusalem’s top defense official threatens Damascus over Iranian encroachment in Syria.

Physical Altercation Breaks Out Between Russian And Ukrainian Delegates At Turkey Summit

A video posted on Ukrainian member of parliament Oleksandr Marikovski’s Facebook account shows a physical altercation between himself and a Russian official during the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PABSEC) in Turkey’s Ankara.

The incident happened after the Russian delegation’s secretary, Valery Stavitsky, ripped the Ukrainian flag unfurled by Oleksandr Marikovski behind the Russian delegate Olga Timofeeva as she was being interviewed. Marikovski proceeds to chase and hit the official before grabbing the flag back.

Putin Delivers Nuclear Power to Turkey

Turkey’s first nuclear power plant will be owned and operated by Russia, and when it is fully completed, cover 10% of Turkey’s energy needs.

List of Killings in
the Name of Islam:
Last 30 Days

This is part of the list of killings in the name of Islam maintained by 

Most of these incidents are terror attacks. 

A handful are honor killings or Sharia executions.

During this time period, there were 102 Islamic attacks in 20 countries, in which 675 people were killed and 273 injured.

France: Muslim Migrant Rapist Shocked At His Sentence: ‘I’m A Good Person’

After 35-year-old Algerian migrant Ahmed Khalef was convicted of raping a woman who was waiting for a tram in the French city of Bègles, he argued that he is a “good person” and that he was “shocked” at the length of his prison sentence.

“I am a good person,” said Khalef in court. On Monday, April 24, the Assize Court of Gironde found him guilty of rape under the threat of a weapon and violence against a person holding public authority.

However, he claimed not to “understand anything. I am shocked to find myself here and in prison for 26 months when I came to France to build a future.”

Ahmed Khalef told the court in Gironde that he is deeply disappointed: He’s confused. He cannot understand why he should have received such a “harsh” sentence. 

Congo: nearly 200 people killed in flash floods in eastern DRC

 Hugh Kinsella Cunningham/EPA

At least 176 people have died in flash floods in an eastern territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a regional governor said on Friday, as heavy rain destroyed buildings and forced aid workers to gather mud-clad corpses into piles.

The rainfall in Kalehe territory in South Kivu province caused rivers to overflow on Thursday, inundating the villages of Bushushu and Nyamukubi.

The South Kivu governor, Théo Ngwabidje Kasi, put the death toll at 176 and said that others were still missing. A local civil society member, Kasole Martin, said 227 bodies had been found.


Seattle police ordered NOT to pursue suspects as part of ‘reform’ plans

 (KOMO News)

According to a source in the department, very few officers, with the exception of SWAT team members have the necessary training.

In a statement to KOMO News, SPD said, “With the passing of the Washington State Senate Bill 5352, the Seattle Police Department is complying with the new legislative restrictions while working to better understand them. SPD is conferring with other agencies, the Criminal Justice Training Commission, and the City Attorney’s Office to ensure that SPD’s pursuit policy remains consistent with all laws and that SPD officers have the training and tools they need to conduct pursuits under the new standards.”

The order came on the heels of Democratic Governor Jay Inslee signing legislation that rolled back some onerous requirements for police to pursue suspects, following a spike in people fleeing from police after the Democrat-controlled legislature banned many forms of pursuits in response to the BLM and Antifa riots that rocked the Seattle area in 2020.

GOP Oversight chairman promises ‘intense scrutiny’ of John Kerry’s secretive China talks

(Linh Pham/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Comer said the committee, which has broad investigative authority, remains concerned about Kerry’s high-level role in setting climate policy and engaging in international talks despite having never been confirmed by the Senate.

The State Department confirmed Friday that Kerry recently restarted climate talks with his Chinese counterpart and is planning additional meetings.

“For the past two years, the Biden Administration has withheld information on John Kerry’s role within the Administration despite the committee’s many requests,” Comer told Fox News Digital in a statement. “He was not confirmed by the Senate. He is not held accountable by the American people. He is skirting congressional oversight and that is unacceptable.” 

Rasmussen Polls: Biden Collapses – Majority Think Others are in Charge, and He’s Not Doing the Job

Now that 80-year-old President Joe Biden has announced his reelection plans, a majority of voters expect his age to be a problem in his 2024 White House bid.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 73% of Likely U.S. voters believe that Biden’s age will be a serious problem in terms of his chances of winning reelection, including 49% who expect it to be a Very Serious problem.

Twenty-five percent (25%) don’t think Biden’s age poses a serious problem for his reelection chances.

New WHISTLEBLOWER Claims MASSIVELY Incriminate Joe Biden

‘A nefarious lie’: ‘Fox & Friends’ shocked at new Hunter Biden laptop revelation

The ‘Fox & Friends’ co-hosts discuss how a newly-surfaced email sheds light on Biden’s ‘talking point’ about his son’s laptop during his debate with former President Donald Trump.

Denver City Council Member: Tax White-Owned Businesses And Give It To Black, Brown-Owned Businesses

Matthew Staver/For the Washington Post

Democrat Denver City Council member Candi CdeBaca advocated this week for taxing white-owned businesses and giving that money to black and brown-owned businesses as a form of reparations.

CdeBaca is an unabashed communist, proudly declaring back in 2019 that she “believe[s] in community ownership of land, labor, resources, and distribution of those resources” and that she was “excited to usher it in by any means necessary.”

CdeBaca claimed during the Greater Metro Denver Ministerial Alliance Forum on Thursday that “capitalism was built on stolen land, stolen labor, and stolen resources.


Media Matters’ Tucker Carlson Videos Are Having No Impact on His Fans, Megyn Kelly and Mark Steyn

Megyn Kelly is joined by Mark Steyn, host of the “Mark Steyn Show,” to discuss the newest Media Matters video attacking Tucker Carlson and once again revealing nothing offensive, Fox News’ audience continuing to decline, Fox trying to claim they didn’t consent to releasing these videos, and more.

WATCH: Hypocritical MSM calls Tucker Carlson violent | National Report

On Friday’s “National Report,” Curtis Houck and Tim Graham of NewsBusters slam mainstream media smears of Tucker Carlson.

Gutfeld: We are screwed

‘Gutfeld!’ panelists react to Vice President Kamala Harris leading the White House’s AI meetings with the CEOs of Alphabet, Anthropic, Microsoft and OpenAI.

The Disinformation Fraud: How America’s Most Powerful Institutions Joined Forces to Crush Speech & Silence Dissent, with Jacob Siegel | SYSTEM UPDATE #81