News and Headlines 10/18/2021: Keeping you informed.

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Image source: YouTube screenshot
Image source: YouTube screenshot

We broke the story … the incident was captured on video, and the footage shows the moment Jonathan is sandwiched between 2 cars, causing a massive fireball to explode.

Jonathan was supposed to fall under the cars before they smashed together, but the timing wasn’t quite right … and instead, he got crunched.

After the impact, the police report notes Jonathan fell another 40 feet and missed the airbag that was supposed to catch him. So, this was a double whammy.

Florida convicted murderer released from prison charged in brutal slaying of missing young mom

(Sunrise Police Department/Florida Department of Corrections via AP)
(Sunrise Police Department/Florida Department of Corrections via AP)

A convicted murderer with a rap sheet of violent attacks against women was released from prison last year only to strike again, allegedly admitting that he stabbed a Florida mother to death who had been missing for weeks before the gruesome discovery of her body over the weekend, police said. 

Eric Pierson, 54, was charged with first-degree murder Saturday just hours after the body of 33-year-old Erika Maria Verdecia, the mother of a young daughter who had been missing since Sept. 24, was found discarded in Davie canal in Sunrise, a city in central-western Broward County, Florida. 

According to an arrest affidavit, Pierson allegedly admitted to detectives that he stabbed Verdecia with a screwdriver four times — twice in the neck and once in each eye – on Sept. 25, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.

It wasn’t until the family did their own investigative work and discovered that Verdecia had been seen with Pierson that they said police finally reported her missing.

“How is the justice system OK?” The police didn’t want to report her missing but they have a killer in the street,” Carmen Verdecia said.

Illinois mother allegedly shoots man dead for refusing to kiss her

Claudia Resendiz-Flores (mugshot)
Claudia Resendiz-Flores (mugshot)

The three had been drinking together on Thursday night when Resendiz-Florez asked Jones for a kiss, which he refused — instead kissing his girlfriend. 

Resendiz-Florez then also asked Jones’ girlfriend for a kiss, who also declined, prosecutors said at a bond hearing on Saturday. 

Resendiz-Flores demanded that he kiss her again, which he again refused, infuriating her, prosecutors said, according to the Sun-Times.  

House Sergeant at Arms’ asst. arrested on 10 child porn charges

Stefan Bieret. (Fairfax County Police Department photo/Released)
Stefan Bieret. (Fairfax County Police Department photo/Released)

Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) announced Bieret’s arrest in a Thursday press release.

Bieret, 41, of Burke, Va., was subsequently identified as an employee in the House Sergeant at Arms office. According to Legistorm, a website that tracks congressional employment records, Bieret’s work for the House Sergeant at Arms began in 2004.

Bieret also worked for the U.S. Capitol Police, and had served in a civilian role in the agency’s Security Services Bureau from April 2019 to September 2020, a Capitol Police spokesperson told Roll Call.

Supreme Court Backs Law Enforcement in Pair of Civil Rights Lawsuits

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Getty Images

Monday’s cases involved an excessive force claim during a domestic disturbance call and the fatal shooting of an Oklahoma man. Lower courts refused to grant qualified immunity to officers in both cases, decisions Monday’s unsigned rulings summarily reversed.

President Joe Biden unsuccessfully lobbied Congress to pass legislation curtailing qualified immunity, a defense available to police in civil rights cases that is extremely difficult for plaintiffs to surmount.

Even as Biden advocates for reform, the government’s reliance on qualified immunity has continued unabated. And the administration has yet to pursue policy changes or tactical legal moves it could enact without Congress.

Arkansas officer shoots man who slashed his neck after beating teenage son with rock: ‘Unimaginable tragedies’

The responding officer to a 911 call discovered Christofer Conner beating a 15-year-old boy in the face and head with a rock, Baker said. Police in Fort Smith later determined the boy was Conner’s son.

As the officer tried to place Conner, 40, in restraints, the suspect pulled out an edged weapon and sliced the officer’s throat and neck, Baker said. The officer responded by firing his gun twice, killing Conner. 

The 15-year-old boy was pronounced dead at a local hospital. He had sustained multiple stab wounds and other injuries, according to Baker. 

Other officers at the scene went inside a home and discovered “evidence of an extremely violent attack,” Baker said. They found the body of 42-year-old Julia Marie Moore inside the residence. Authorities believe she was fatally stabbed.

Shocking new evidence reveals how Facebook puts profit over people | 60 Minutes Australia

If you’re fed up with how unsocial social media has become, you’re not alone in giving it a thumbs down.

The multi-trillion-dollar industry likes to pretend it’s our friend, but there’s now irrefutable evidence it’s actually inflicting significant harm, especially on teenage users – and it’s Facebook that’s accused of being the greatest offender.

Last week a whistle-blower bravely made public secret documents revealing how the business prioritises profits over people’s well-being.

The release of the Facebook files is so damaging it’s being called social media’s big tobacco moment, but as you’ll see, it’s really just the start of the company’s problems.

Bad for Business | Full Measure

In much of America, life has slowly slipped back into some semblance of normalcy after Covid-19 changed the world. And unless you live in a border town, you might not know about a strange holdover that’s devastating thousands of businesses.

Amid the border crisis where record numbers of illegal immigrants are seemingly greeted with open arms, legal travelers from Mexico are restricted— if they want to come by car or on foot.

Today, how that’s costing the U.S. billions of dollars, and a big change just announced.

DHS Insider Who Exposed ‘Reasonable Fear’ Migrant Asylum Loophole GOES PUBLIC!

[WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oct. 18, 2021] Project Veritas released a new video today featuring an interview with current U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] insider Aaron Stevenson, who serves as an Intelligence Research Specialist for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services [USCIS].

Stevenson decided to go public with information about a “reasonable fear” loophole that exists in the federal government’s immigration policy, which could allow potentially dangerous migrants to stay in the United States under false pretenses.

Washington state trooper of 22 years delivers emotional sign-off after being fired because of vaccine mandate: ‘Gov. Jay Inslee can kiss my a**’

Image via Twitter @jasonrantz screenshot (left), Karen Ducey/Getty Images (right)
Image via Twitter @jasonrantz screenshot (left), Karen Ducey/Getty Images (right)

The officer thanked all of his coworkers, but had utter disdain for Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who instituted the vaccine mandate.

Video has gone viral of a Washington state trooper in Yakima County saying his final goodbye to his colleagues. He also sent a message to Inslee for enacting a vaccine mandate that requires state workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before Monday or lose their jobs.

“This is my final sign-off after 22 years serving the citizens of the state of Washington, I’ve been asked to leave because I am dirty,” the officer said in a reference to him being unvaccinated.

Unvaccinated trooper loses job, sends message to liberal governor

Washington State trooper Robert Lamay expressed his frustration over the vaccine mandate after serving the public for 22 years.

Jason Rantz: What better way to defund police than this?

Seattle radio talk show host Jason Rantz reacts to Washington state troopers being forced out over COVID vaccine mandates.


Disgraced California Union Leader Keeps Board Seats After Arrest

Alma Hernández / U.C. Berkeley
Alma Hernández / U.C. Berkeley

In addition to the executive council for the California Labor Convention, Hernández serves on the boards of the California Budget & Policy Center and Health Access California. None of the three groups responded to requests for comment on whether they will remove Hernández in response to the charges.

Under Hernández’s leadership, SEIU California donated $6 million to Newsom’s anti-recall effort this year. The union also contributed to Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra’s 2018 attorney general campaign and Harris’s 2016 Senate campaign. Neither Harris nor Becerra responded to requests on whether they will return the funds in light of the charges against Hernández.

Timothy Snowball, the California litigation counsel for the Freedom Foundation, said union bosses like Hernández have made a habit of using their positions of power to boost their influence and bank accounts. Snowball says this behavior begins with efforts to prevent rank-and-file workers from opting out of union dues.

Maxine Waters paid daughter $74,000 in campaign cash this year alone

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., has paid her daughter over $1 million in campaign funds over the years.  ((AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite))
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., has paid her daughter over $1 million in campaign funds over the years.  ((AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite))

Campaign finance records reviewed by Fox News show that the congresswoman’s campaign has paid her daughter, Karen Waters, a cumulative $74,000 in donor cash through September. 

The last quarter alone saw over $20,000 go to the younger Waters, which is nearly a third of the median American household income in 2020, according to the Census Bureau.

Waters’ daughter has received over $1.1 million for her work on her mother’s campaigns since 2003. 

Waters’ daughter has received over $1.1 million for her work on her mother’s campaigns since 2003. 

How many civilians are still left in Afghanistan?

Former Deputy National Security adviser KT McFarland weighs in as hundreds of Afghans are evacuated from Kabul.

She also discusses President Biden’s handling of relations with China after the country tested a hypersonic missile.

Steve Hilton calls for ‘complete economic disengagement’ from China

‘The Next Revolution’ host says ‘we may not be at war with China but they are, most surely, at war with us.’

World News:

Syrian official allegedly killed by IDF sniper;Blue Flag 2021 amid Iran threat TV7 Israel News 18.10

1) Damascus accuses Jerusalem after Syrian President Bashar Assad’s adviser on Golan Heights affairs was reportedly assassinated along the Israeli border.

2) Israel closely monitors developments in Lebanon following the deadly violence that plagued its capital, Beirut.

3) The Israeli Air Force launches Blue Flag 2021 exercise – drawing the largest international participation in the country’s history.


Five for Fighting | Full Measure

Through time, songwriters have pulled from heart wrenching current events for inspiration.

Today, we visit with John Ondrasik, who is better known as Five for Fighting. His famous song Superman became an anthem for 9/11 heroes.

Now he’s writing about Afghanistan.

Blood on My Hands

Like all Americans, I was stunned and horrified at the images of falling bodies from planes, mothers handing babies over walls, and terrified Afghans being crushed to death at checkpoints due to our precipitous withdrawal from Afghanistan.

I am deeply troubled by the plight of Afghan women forced to live under the return of Taliban rule and felt great sadness when reading a story about a popular folk singer, Fawad Andarabi, being dragged from his home and shot by the Taliban.

ESG: Woke to Broke

What’s more important for a company: to make a profit, or to do “social good?”

More and more companies seem to be focusing on the latter. But is that a good business strategy?

And, what does that mean for the economy, for you… and your bank account?

Tucker Carlson/Douglas Murray – The Rise of Authoritarianism

Television host Tucker Carlson and historian Douglas Murray comment on the division in American between the freedom lovers and the authoritarians.

Christopher Steele Breaks Silence

Christopher Steele has broken his silence to defend his work on the Steele dossier. Jordan and the rest of the Sekulow team discuss the reemergence of Christopher Steele. This and more today on Sekulow.

Apocalypse Never? | Michael Shellenberger | The JBP Podcast – S4: E:51

Dr. Jordan Peterson and Michael Shellenberger exchange ideas about the Apocalyptic Environmentalism that is getting mainstream coverage.

Michael sheds light on the true impact of climate change and the theory of nuclear peace.

As they dive into Michael’s new book, “San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities”, Dr. Peterson shares his view on the book and what he enjoyed about it.