In The News Feed:Daily Update.2/15/2023.

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US News:

Black students allegedly used violent force to make white peers pledge allegiance to BLM at Ohio school

The school’s principal informed police that “a group of Black students had gathered several white students on a specific spot of the playground and forced them to state ‘Black Lives Matter’ against their will.”

Students that attempted to avoid the situation were reportedly “chased down and escorted, dragged, or carried to the playground,” with the group of students that carried out the incident allegedly filming the students they forced to declare the statement. 

The police report, obtained by WHIO, stated that one student was punched in the head by one of the suspects, and that Springfield police have questioned multiple juveniles regarding the alleged assault.

In a statement issued to WHIO, Springfield City School District said they are working closely with the police on this matter.

Raquel Welch dead at 82: Actress dies after brief illness

Steve Sauer told CNN that she died in Los Angeles Wednesday morning following a ‘brief illness.’  Her son also confirmed her death to the Washington Post, but would not cite a specific cause.

Welch’s death was first reported by TMZ, citing family members, prompting fans and celebrities alike to post tributes to the iconic actress online. 

Even as she aged, Welch was named one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in Film History and was ranked No. 3 in Playboy’s 100 Sexiest Stars of the 20th Century by 1995.

Her first foray into Hollywood came with small roles in two films, A House is Not a Home and Elvis Presley’s Roustabout. She also landed spots on popular television shows like Bewitched, The Virginian and McHale’s Navy.

Welch’s first featured role was in the 1965 beach film A Swingin’ Summer.

That same year her photo in Life Magazine also gained her some attention, including from the wife of producer Saul David, who recommended her to a contract with 20th Century Fox. 

Sheriff’s Deputies Shoot Stabbing Suspect in Altadena, California

The deputies followed Towns in their patrol vehicles as he walked west on Woodbury Road along the south sidewalk.

One of the pursuing deputies exited his patrol vehicle and ordered Towns to stop and drop his weapon.

Towns did not comply and continued to walk south onto the 2100 block of El Sereno Avenue, where they witnessed him stab an elderly female in her face.

Towns, while still armed with the sharp object, was actively attempting to stab another person, at which time a deputy-involved shooting occurred.

Inmate reportedly froze to death, family suspects ‘jail abuse’

Composite screenshot of ABC 33/40 YouTube video

“The inmate was alert and conscious when he left the facility and arrived at the hospital,” the statement insisted.

However, secret footage shared by a corrections officer, who has since been fired, suggests that Mitchell was neither “alert” nor “conscious” when he left the jail.

The footage instead shows four jail officials carrying Mitchell into a loading bay, laying him on the ground, and then placing him into the back seat of a squad car.

Mitchell appears to move very little, if at all, during the process. The relevant footage begins around 0:52:

Michigan State shooter had prior felony gun charge dropped by Democrat DA — would otherwise have been barred from having a firearm

Image source: YouTube video, WZZM – Screenshot

Former Ingham County District Attorney Carol Siemon not only pushed for Anthony McRae to avoid serious consequences and reacquire a weapon, but a general policy for other criminals as well.

According to court records, a police officer approached McRae, asked him if he was armed, then, upon confirmation that he was, detained him. The officer found a Ruger LCP .380 semi-automatic pistol on McRae’s person along with a loaded magazine.

McRae was charged with a violation of concealed carry law and possessing a loaded weapon in a vehicle.

Despite the initial felony charge, the Ingham County District Attorney’s Office, formerly helmed by progressive Democrat Carol Siemon, cut McRae a deal and lowered the charges to a misdemeanor.

Buffalo grocery mass shooter gets life in prison during tense sentencing hearing for racist attack

The dramatic moment came as the sister of victim Katherine Massey addressed the shooter, Payton Gendron, ahead of his sentencing for the May 14 racist massacre at Tops Friendly Markets.

“You don’t know a damn thing about Black people. We’re human. We like our kids to go to good schools. We love our kids. We never go to no neighborhoods to take people out,” Barbara Massey told the gunman.

As she continued to address the shooter, a man in a gray jogging suit ran toward Gendron, who was rushed out of the courtroom. Authorities surrounded the unidentified man, leading to a short break.

Encounters With Chinese Nationals At Southern Border Up 719 Percent

Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visits numerous points along the southern border during a trip to Arizona, May 29, 2019. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Paul McKenna, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern command senior enlisted leader, Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Aaron G. McDonald, Joint Task Force North command senior enlisted leader, and Army Command Sgt. Maj. Alberto Delgado, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) Command Sgt. Maj., joined Troxell on the trip. (DoD Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data released on February 10, CBP has encountered 2,999 Chinese nationals at the southern border in the fiscal year 2023 thus far, which is a 719 percent increase year over year.

The figure also surpasses the total amount of encounters for fiscal year 2022, which saw 2,176 Chinese nationals cross the border illegally.

By the same time last year, border patrol had encountered only 366 Chinese nationals at the southern border. Nationwide, the year-over-year numbers are less drastic, with the total for this fiscal year being 10,587 compared to 9,707 last year.

The national totals, however, have been increasing month over month since October 2022, and the trend is becoming a concern for some current and former officials.

‘I WOULD DRINK THE WATER’: EPA administrator responds to toxic train spill

EPA administrator Michael Regan joined ‘America’s Newsroom’ to discuss how the agency has responded to the toxic train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.

‘NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED’: Ohio rep. calls for probe into toxic train spill

Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, joined ‘Fox & Friends First’ to discuss the aftermath of the toxic train derailment as residents remain concerned about the potential health implications.

Video journalist gives Tucker on-the-ground insight into the Ohio train derailment

Video journalist Nick Sortor reports from East Palestine, Ohio, on the train derailment that spilled toxic chemicals and how residents feel about the EPA’s assessment on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.

Tucker: This is a disaster

Fox News host Tucker Carlson calls out the Biden administration’s response to the Ohio chemical catastrophe following the train derailment on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’

World News:

Analysis: Futuristic Chinese military unit most likely behind balloon campaign

Open recruitment for China’s technologically elite Strategic Support Force exemplifies “military-civilian integration,” a signature policy of President Xi Jinping. (Nikkei montage/Ken Kobayashi)

When the aircraft carrier group USS Theodore Roosevelt and its escort ships conducted freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea, passing close to military installations that China was establishing in the waters, Beijing undertook its own countermeasures. 

Flying high above the carrier strike group was a spy balloon gathering information about every American move. It was likely detected by the U.S. fleet.

In 2001, a Chinese fighter jet and a U.S. Navy electronic surveillance plane collided in midair above the South China Sea. The American plane had to make an emergency landing on Hainan Island. The mid-air collision left the Chinese pilot dead and developed into a major international issue.

The SSF is shrouded in mystery, but one glimpse of the scope of its mission was offered in a 2016 article in the Global Times, an English-language newspaper affiliated to the People’s Daily, the mouthpiece of the Communist Party.

The Global Times article said the SSF comprises three units with different functions: the cyberwarfare unit, which defends against hacking attacks; the space warfare unit, which has jurisdiction over spy satellites and China’s own BeiDou Navigation Satellite System; and the electronic warfare unit, which disrupts enemy radar systems and communications.

The huge balloon shot down off the coast of South Carolina was equipped with antennas believed to be related to intercepting communications, hinting at its connection to the SSF. 

Chinese-made Security Cameras Stripped from Australian Government Buildings; Beijing Accuses Canberra of Abuse of ‘State Power’

(Image: William West/AFP via Getty Images)

The Australian defense ministry announced last week that it will be removing all Chinese-made surveillance equipment from its government buildings, citing a security risk. This move provoked Beijing, who decried the government’s decision saying it will “suppress” one of their companies.

The audit was requested by cybersecurity spokesman James Paterson, six months after the Department of Home Affairs could not determine how many cameras were installed.

“We urgently need a plan from the… government to rip every one of these devices out of Australian government departments and agencies,” Paterson said.

The cameras were reportedly made by Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology and Dahua Technology Co, with several cameras found in a good number of departments.

Australian Navy diverts ships north to reinforce Operation Sovereign borders

The Australian Navy has revealed it diverted ships and aircraft to Australia’s north to reinforce Operation Sovereign borders.

This comes as the government made changes earlier this week to temporary protection visas – allowing permanent residency for legacy cases.

There are concerns this could see an increase in people smuggling attempts.

Nigeria’s naira shortage: Banks attacked in Warri and Benin City

People were pictured in long queues in Kano, north-west Nigeria on 8 February

Frustration has been building for weeks after a shortage of the newly designed naira notes led to a lack of cash.

Some customers in southern Nigeria’s Warri and Benin City reportedly set fire to two commercial banks.

Nigerians have faced long queues at cash machines with some sleeping outside banks to try and be first in line to get some money.

People say they have been forced to skip meals and work without cash to pay for food or transport to their jobs.

Belgian soccer player suddenly collapses on field and dies just moments after defending penalty kick

Image source: YouTube screenshot

Arne Espeel — a goalkeeper for Winkel Sport B, which compete’s in Belgium’s second provincial division — successfully defended his goal against a penalty kick while playing Westrozebeke.

When Espeel went to retrieve the ball, he collapsed on the field. Emergency responders rushed to his aid and used a defibrillator on him, indicating the medical emergency was cardiac-related. But he tragically died.

Espeel was just 25 years old.

There have been an unusually high number of incidents in recent months where athletes and other people engaged in physical activity have suddenly died — or come close to death.

The most high-profile incident happened last month when Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin suddenly collapsed on the field after just standing up at the end of a play.

Turkey warns Israel over cabinet decision; China urges West to revive JCPOA TV7 Israel News 15.02.23

1) Turkey warns Israel that ‘expanding building in illegal settlements could harm the recently revived relations between the two countries.’

2) Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir dismisses Western rebuke over Israel’s construction in Judea and Samaria – proclaiming the land to belong to the people of Israel.

3) Chinese President Xi Jinping, following a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Ibrahim Raisi, called upon the West to reinvigorate the 2015 nuclear agreement.

Outrageous! Australian Mother Denied Life-Saving Heart Surgery Because She’s Unvaccinated (VIDEO)

Vicki Derderian (Source: Today Show)

Because of her heart condition, Ms. Derderian, who claimed that she is not an anti-vaxxer, stated that she had to “think twice” about receiving the vaccine. She fears that the experimental COVID-19 shot will make her situation even worse.

Because, as you know, a heart transplant is not a walk-in-the-park operation. It’s very complicated and it has a lot of risks. And to face those risks on top of an unknown risk from a vaccination that has had partial approval, I had to think twice and it’s a very hard decision,” she said.

She claimed that doctors had refused to treat her due to vaccination requirements that were being imposed by the government of Victoria.

“The hospital stance at the moment is no jab, no heart. I’m ready to be on the heart transplant list because medically I’m stable to be on it. But unfortunately, because of these mandates, it has interfered with patient-doctor relationships.”

Chinese retirees take to streets to protest health insurance cuts

U.N. bodies appeal for $5.6 bln for Ukraine

Russia Reports Battlefield Advances as Ukraine Urges Faster Military Aid

Russia said on Wednesday its troops had broken through two fortified lines of Ukrainian defenses on the eastern front, as Kyiv described the situation there as difficult and demanded faster military aid ahead of a predicted Russian offensive.

The Russian Defense Ministry said the Ukrainians had retreated in the face of Russian attacks in the Luhansk region, although it provided no details and Reuters was not able to independently verify the battlefield report.

“During the offensive … the Ukrainian troops randomly retreated to a distance of up to 3 km (1.9 miles) from the previously occupied lines,” the ministry said on the Telegram messaging app.


Domestic workers’ union slams Hong Kong lawmakers’ ‘racist’ proposals as legislature discusses crackdown on ‘job-hopping’

Foreign domestic workers in Central on January 22, 2023. Photo: Candice Chau/HKFP.

Hong Kong lawmakers have urged the government to crack down on domestic workers’ “job-hopping” and step up regulations of employment agencies, proposals that have been slammed by a union as “racist.”

Legislator Frankie Ngan, a member of the pro-Beijing Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB), raised a motion in the Legislative Council (LegCo) on Wednesday calling on authorities to improve “the policies on foreign domestic helpers.”

“Problems relating to domestic workers have troubled many families in recent years,” Ngan said.

He said his party had conducted surveys last year and the year before and had identified a number of problems, including that the domestic workers’ “[services] do not come as described.”

‘You’re Not Willing To Answer That Question?’: Ted Cruz Presses DEA Chief About Drugs And The Border

At today’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) questioned Anne Milgram, Administrator at the Drug Enforcement Administration.

i24NEWS speaks to Religious Zionism MK Ohad Tal

We see it as a brutal violation of the coalition agreements’.

  After the demolition of an outpost in the West Bank, MK Ohad Tal says he expects Prime Minister Netanyahu to allow Religious Zionist Party leader Bezalel Smotrich to retain more control.

‘What Kind Of Message Do You Think Your Conduct Sends To Survivors Of Sexual Assault?’: Blackburn

At today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) questioned Michael Arthur Delaney, nominee to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit.

Jim Jordan Subpoenas 5 Big Tech CEOs for Documents to Probe Alleged Collusion with Government

(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

In cover letters accompanying the subpoenas, Jordan wrote to the CEOs:

To develop effective legislation, such as the possible enactment of new statutory limits on the Executive Branch’s ability to work with Big Tech to restrict the circulation of content and deplatform users, the Committee on the Judiciary must first understand how and to what extent the Executive Branch coerced and colluded with companies and other intermediaries to censor speech.

Jordan excluded Twitter CEO Elon Musk from the big tech targets, pointing in the cover letters to the now-public Twitter files revealing interactions between Twitter and the government and the “benchmark” Twitter had thereby set “for how transparent Big Tech companies can be about interactions with government over censorship.”

Matthew Whitaker to Newsmax: Too Late for Clapper to ‘Find Religion’ on Letter

“The damage is done, and you can’t unring that bell,” Whitaker told “Wake Up America.” “It’s unfortunate that those people were more willing to affect an election and seek the truth as is related to this laptop.”

Earlier this week, Clapper accused Politico of “deliberately” distorting the letter, saying it was written while “raising a yellow flag that this could be Russian disinformation.” 

But Whitaker said Clapper knows, over the past few years, “his credibility has completely been eroded because this laptop is proven out to be true, and we knew at the time when these officials came out and said that this was Russian disinformation that they were trying to affect an election for the president of the United States.”

Whitaker also predicted all of the other letter signers will come forward, in part, but said Clapper is “someone that has other challenges and has been criticized for other things that he has done that have been sketchy. He obviously is trying to repair his reputation.”

Court Docs: James Biden Secretly Negotiated $140M Deal with Saudis Due to Relationship with Joe Biden 

Christina Jamison/NBC NewsWire

The revelation represents one more instance of the Biden family business peddling influence while President Joe Biden was an elected official.

House Oversight Committee James Comer (R-KY) reportedly already has copies of the court documents and is investigating the scandal as a part of his probe into the Biden family for nine violations, including wire fraud, tax evasion, and money laundering.

In 2011, upon the Saudi’s refusal to pay $140 million to a U.S. construction company Hill International,

James Biden was brought in to negotiate the settlement deal between the U.S. company and the Saudi government because the Saudis “would not dare stiff the brother of the Vice-President who would be instrumental to the deal,” affidavits reported by the Daily Mail show.

Notably, James Biden had a prior business relationship with the U.S. company’s subsidiary as executive vice president with a minority stake.

Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon quits after outrage over transgender laws

Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon unexpectedly resigned Wednesday following months of outrage over relaxed transgender laws that allowed a rapist to be sent to a female prison.

Sturgeon, 52, said she was stepping down “proud” of having been “the first female and longest-serving” first minister, calling it the “privilege of my life” to have led the country’s government for eight years.

She noted how many will be “upset” by her shocking announcement while quipping that others will “cope just fine.”

“For every person in Scotland who loves me, there is another who, let’s say, might not be quite so enthusiastic,” she noted of her critics.

Sturgeon insisted that outrage over her divisive Gender Recognition Reform — which allow anyone over 16 to change gender designation without medical diagnosis — had not been the “final straw.”

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene Joins Hannity to Discuss the Green New Deal Climate Cult

Democrat Calls Family With a Mom and Dad “Dangerous and Un-American”

She had apparently been triggered by testimony offered on behalf of the natural family by the South Dakota family policy council.

“In committee we made the claim that the home of a married mother and father is statistically the safest place for a child, and we stand by it 100%.

We know that a strong, nuclear family is the safest, most beneficial place for a child to be. Research confirms our claim,” Family Heritage Alliance Director Norman Woods told The Washington Stand.

Children from fatherless homes are more likely to do poorly in school, join a gang, commit crimes, and be imprisoned, multiple studies show.

In addition, “boys who came from a home without a father were more likely to use drugs than boys who came from a home where a father was present,” according to the Minnesota Psychological Association.


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