[PROVIDENCEJOURNAL] A 27-year-old Fall River man has been arrested, accused of attacking an 82-year-old man who’d been holding a "Trump" sign at a Fall River rotary, according to the Fall River police.
The police say they were called Tuesday after an elderly man was "violently targeted for his political views and violently assaulted."
The 82-year-old man told the police he was standing in a grassy areas off North Main Street and Airport Road when a man stopped his car, got out, and walked toward him, screaming, "Give me the (expletive) sign!," the police said in a news release.
The man, later identified as Aidan Courtright, of 41 Rolling Green Drive, then ripped the sign out of the victim’s hands, tore it in half, and threw it on the ground, the police said.
Courtright then grabbed the victim by his shirt, knocking his hat off, and threw him to the ground, the police said. While the elderly man was on the ground, Courtright kicked him in his ribs and legs before driving away, the police said.
Two independent witnesses corroborated the victim’s account, according to the police.
The victim told the police that he believed that he was attacked because of his political beliefs and the "Trump" hat that he was wearing.
The victim, who had visible bruising on his lower back, was taken to Charlton Memorial Hospital for evaluation, according to the police.
The police contacted Courtright, who later turned himself in.
He was charged with civil-rights violation with injury, assault and battery on person over 60, vandalism of personal property, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Courtright was arraigned Wednesday in District Court, where not guilty please were on his behalf, according to the Herald News in Fall River. He was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing.
Here’s another picture of 27 year old Aidan Courtright of Fall River MA, sources say hanging around the men’s room at an alternative lifestyle gathering. Mr Courtright recently viciously beat an 82 year old veteran for being a Trump supporter. pic.twitter.com/yu8izJM1aX
[YAHOO] In a ruling that could have future ramifications in the event a second wave of coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague) ...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men... strikes, a 77-year-old Michigan barber has won a legal battle against Michigan’s Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ...Her Excellency, the dictator of Michigan, 2020 Dem VP contender... , who forced him to shutter his business.
Barber Karl Manke defied shutdown orders from Whitmer and reopened his shop despite state orders prohibiting retail reopenings. Whitmer, who has drawn heavy criticism for her refusal to bend to demands on reopening businesses, subsequently pulled Manke’s license, heavily fined him, and denounced his activity.
Posted by: Fred ||
06/08/2020 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Antifa
Really? Or are they pointing out that cancelling his license and making the barber reapply to even run a business is an "arbitrary and capricious act" bu the governor?
[LAIST] The head of the union representing Los Angeles coppers criticized the mayor in stark terms today over his proposed budget cuts, and for what appeared to be an about-face from praising officers' actions in his pressers to calling them "killers" yesterday at a primarily African American church.
Speaking at the First AME Church in L.A. yesterday, Mayor Eric Garcetti defended $250 million in proposed budget cuts, from multiple departments including LAPD, by saying "either we say we are going to be, who we want to be, or we're going to continue being the killers that we are."
Jamie McBride, the director of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, responded in a presser live-streamed via Facebook, where he had this to say:
"We are honestly concerned about his [Garcetti's] mental health, and I think that he should seek some help, and maybe have someone to talk to, a counselor or something, and reflect on some of his decisions, reflect on his ability to lead the city and keep the citizens safe."
McBride said the cuts will result in slower 911 response times and generally make the community less safe.
[The Hill] Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) joined protesters marching in Washington, D.C., in response to the death of George Floyd on Sunday as demonstrations continue to sweep the country amid calls for police reform.
Videos and photos of the event showed Romney walking in the street while wearing a mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which health officials have warned could spike as a result of the massive demonstrations around the country. In an interview with NBC, Romney explained that "many voices" needed to join together and stand against racism in the U.S.
"We need a voice against racism. We need many voices against racism and against brutality. And we need to stand up and say black lives matter," he told an NBC reporter.
[TWITTER] Nine members of the Minneapolis City Council formally announced plans to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and committed to establishing a new community-led system. The move comes amid protests against police brutality and the death of George Floyd. The city's mayor Jacob Frey was booed at a Black Lives Matter protest on June 6 after telling a group of demonstrators that he did not support abolishing the city's police department.
I live in the land of HOAs. It's such a racket there's a continuous push from a certain quarter to establish one in my suburban neighborhood. It's such a racket the local paper has a column devoted to questions about HOA abuses. It's such a racket....
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
06/08/2020 6:37 Comments ||
sometimes the purpose of your life city is to serve as a warning to others
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 ||
06/08/2020 10:26 Comments ||
When I lived in Savannah we had a separate fire fee assessment, if you didn’t pay it, the fire dept would come out and protect the neighboring houses that had paid the fee and watch yours burn to the ground, then they’d send a bill charging for the response
Per the city council prez, fearing crime is now a privilege. Remember this as you're being sodomized.
Posted by: Rex Mundi ||
06/08/2020 12:12 Comments ||
County Sheriff has said "no appetite" to assist Mppls if they go this route.
Why would he?
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
06/08/2020 12:42 Comments ||
In other words, the Sheriff and his deputies are going to say, "Call BLM for justice."
I fear that Pournelles future vision may come to pass, with Taxpayers, who get police protection and services vs 'Citizens' who get government cheese and drugs to keep them docile. Riots get met with a full, unrestrained military response.
[BBC] The New York Times
...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize... ' opinion editor has resigned amid outrage over a piece by a Republican senator calling for military force to be used to quell protesters.
James Bennet stepped down after Senator Tom Cotton's article, entitled "Send in the Troops", caused revolt among the newspapers' journalists and readers.
It backed Donald Trump ...the Nailer of NAFTA... 's threat to use troops against anti-racism protesters.
The newspaper had initially stood by the publication but then said the article "did not meet" its standards.
The change in position came after an outcry from both the public and staff over the piece, published on the newspaper's website last Wednesday. Some journalists did not come into work on Thursday in protest.
Mr Bennet, who has been the opinion editor since 2016, later admitted that he had not read the piece before its publication. The Arkansas senator's article called for "an overwhelming show of force" against groups he described as "rioters".
Its publication happened as hundreds of thousands of people have been marching across the US in recent weeks against racism and police brutality.
The demonstrations were sparked by the death of African-American George Floyd in police custody last month. Video showed him pinned to the floor, with a white police officer kneeling on his neck for almost nine minutes.
Happy #PrideMonth, Wisconsin! Pride was born out of a movement not unlike what we see today, and as we celebrate the diversity and resiliency of the LGBTQ community this month, it also is a reminder of the work we must do to ensure our state is inclusive and just for all. pic.twitter.com/a5Zcm0AHij
[Jpost] Aaron Klein, former Breitbart journalist, hired by Netanyahu as strategic consultant; Said Biden should be concerned about Russian collusion.
Aaron Klein, a former journalist for Breitbart, was hired by Netanyahu as a strategic and communications consultant for the Likud Party.
“Klein left a full-time successful career as a reporter to help Israel, as it finds itself facing unprecedented challenges during the coronavirus pandemic, amid the international debate on the issue of applying sovereignty and other pressing matters,” a Likud source said.
The Jerusalem-based Klein worked on strategy during the Likud’s campaign in the last election and his role was praised by the campaign chairman and current Finance Minister Israel Katz. During that time, he became especially close to Netanyahu.“Working with Prime Minister Netanyahu is what I’d imagine it would be like to work with Winston Churchill,” Klein told The Jerusalem Post.
He has interviewed Yasser Arafat, politicians and terrorists for Hamas and other terror groups. He is the author of three New York Times best-sellers, most notably Schmoozing with Terrorists: From Hollywood to the Holy Land, Jihadists Reveal their Global Plans.He also wrote a critical book about Obama in 2010 entitled The Manchurian President: Barack Obama's Ties to Communists, Socialists and Other Anti-American Extremists.
Philadelphia Inquirer top editor forced to resign after publishing piece with 'Buildings Matter' headline. Was with paper 20 years; led team to Pulitzer; doubled minority staff. Apologized for 'Buildings Matter, Too' headline. 'Deeply offensive.' https://t.co/eY0sOsgfiG
this @nytimes oped instructs us to excommunicate "loved ones" until they've attended a protest, or paid cash to author-approved causes. So grandparents need to risk COVID19 at a protest or pay up, or no grandkids How did antiracism get so creepy & cultishhttps://t.co/ppJuOK69uepic.twitter.com/Lbcj1mhD1A
I have a family member and a couple people I knew for years that I haven't spoken to in a while and politics had nothing to do with it. If someone can't stand my act, I consider having that out in the open a good thing.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
06/08/2020 4:26 Comments ||
The Red Guard. Next public denunciations of your family members.
The Cultural Revolution comes to America, waiting for the Wookie to hand out little Red Books. Really, this is beyond the pale, even for socialists, it is suggesting emotional coercion against the sane remnants of American exceptionalism.
Remember when that comedienne whose name I can’t remember advised her young audience to warn Grams and Grampy that they’d lose their grandchildren forever if they voted for whichever Republican was running for president that year? This isn’t new, it’s just more broadly targeted.
Never occurs to them that what if their knee-jerk support of different issues actually causes more damage than good. I mean what if Black Lives Matters was a Stalinist front-group and you've now forced everyone to give them money. Will you be spared when they plant a bomb in your local bank? Or on the subway in the name of revolution? Maybe you'll get a contributors thanks in the announcement they provide to the media taking credit for the bombing.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.