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-Land of the Free
Apparent junkies turn stretch of NYC’s Midtown into a shooting gallery
[NYPOST] A cluster of junkies has turned Broadway into a shooting gallery, injecting drugs unhampered in broad daylight and then shuffling around in a zonked-out stupor, seemingly oblivious to the Midtown bustle around them, The Post has learned.If that wasn’t enough, the addicts are peppering the area with used syringes, turning individual planters on 40th Street and Broadway into mini needle parks.

"They’ve taken over the tables, blatantly using needles and shooting up heroin all day long," said a local worker who asked that he only be identified as James. "There’s no police action, there’s no reach-out. There’s nobody preventing this, and you know we’ve had multiple calls to 311 but nobody really responds. It’s becoming a real problem."

He called his own 311 calls "futile exercises."

The Post spotted several of the spent needles dumped at the scene — and even caught one of the vagrants shooting up out in the open on Tuesday afternoon, with no one stepping in or saying a word.

Posted by: Fred || 07/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What 'midtown bustle' are they talking about? Everything I've read indicates Manhattan's dead or on life support.
Posted by: Raj || 07/29/2020 1:07 Comments || Top||

#2  If you wanted to get rid of them just give them enough to all overdose on.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/29/2020 7:41 Comments || Top||

#3  Somebody's giving them free, unused syringes. They think they're doing a good thing, preventing infections, but they're really enabling the junkies to destroy not only themselves but the entire city as well.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/29/2020 11:03 Comments || Top||

#4  In my day the surest signs of increased drug enforcement were finding dead junkies with the needle still I’m thier arm. The dealers at the street level were moving uncut or only slightly cut product with much higher purity and the junkies were gone in the first minute. They wanted to unload product to avoid being caught with inventory and as one dealer told me, there’s always more junkies.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 07/29/2020 12:31 Comments || Top||

Fifth Column
Federal agents depart Seattle after pressure from local and Washington state officials
[SEATTLETIMES] A federal security detail recently deployed to the Seattle area has withdrawn after pressure from local and state officials, Gov. Jay Inslee
...Governor of Washington state, failed candidate for the 2020 Dem presidential campaign, mainly because nobody outside the state and some inside had ever heard of him. He complained, complained, complained that the Trump administration wasn't doing enough to help the state, then returned an Army field hospital and 400 ventilators that didn't get used...
’s office announced Tuesday.

The tactical team of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents had flown to the Seattle area last week to beef up security at federal buildings amid recent protests.

But after objections by officials, including Inslee, Seattle Mayor Jenny Summer of Love Durkan
...Democrat Maress of Seattle, who allowed a chunk of the downtown of her city to be turned into an autonomous combat zone...
and King County Executive Dow Constantine — who said a federal show of force could fan festivities similar to those occurring nightly in Portland — the forces departed the Seattle area.

Durkan’s office received notice of the withdrawal in an email Tuesday from John Hill, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) assistant secretary.

"I have confirmed with [CBP] that their personnel demobilized and left Seattle," Hill wrote in an email to city officials, which was provided to The Seattle Times by Durkan’s office.

While the local and state Democratic elected officials crowed about the departure, U.S. Attorney Brian Moran downplayed the significance in a statement.

"As I stated Friday, a handful of law enforcement officers were summoned to Seattle to protect our federal buildings," Moran said. "[Seattle Police] Chief Best, who would know, saw no federal law enforcement officers clashing with protestors throughout all of this chaos. She saw none, because the officers who were summoned to Seattle were exactly where I said they would be: protecting federal buildings and the functions in those buildings."

The precise size and location of the security team had never been revealed.

Constantine said in a tweet last week that a federal plane had landed at Boeing Field and "more than a dozen personnel" had driven away to an undisclosed location.
Posted by: Fred || 07/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Fine - let it burn.
Posted by: Raj || 07/29/2020 0:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Hope they planted a few claymores in the lawn.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebbereng3110 || 07/29/2020 1:37 Comments || Top||

#3  The riots will be stopped in Seattle, thus 'proving' the riots were the Feds' - and Trumps's - fault. It's in the script.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/29/2020 5:38 Comments || Top||

#4  ^I'm not sure you can make the rioters listen without killing a few.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2020 6:11 Comments || Top||

#5  Cause it looks like Portland is now the more active front?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/29/2020 7:28 Comments || Top||

#6  Residents of Seattle, you are on your own.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/29/2020 11:05 Comments || Top||

Barr Defends Sending Federal Agents To Portland: ‘Since When Is It Okay To Burn Down A Federal Courthouse?’
[DAILYWIRE] In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, Attorney General William Barr fired back at Democrats, including Rep. Jerry Fester Bestertester Nadler
...the New York representative for life who stepped physically from a Don Martin drawing the pages of Mad® magazine, head of the House Judiciary Committee...
(D-NY) over claims that the Portland, Oregon, protests were "mostly peaceful" and that the Trump administration erred by sending in federal agents to help guard a courthouse from rioters.After officially gaveling in the session, Nadler "opened the hearing by reading off a laundry list of Barr’s perceived transgressions," according to the Daily Mail, accusing Barr of everything from interfering in a number of federal investigations to derailing Democratic efforts to create a national mail-in voting system.

Nadler, as The Daily Wire reported earlier this week, was caught on video over the weekend calling the unrest in Portland a "myth," in an interaction with journalist Austen Fletcher, better known on social media as "Fleccas."

Asked whether he "disavowed" the violence in Portland, Nadler responded that, "That’s a myth that’s being spread only in Washington, D.C."

Fletcher then told Nadler to search for video evidence of the riots online.

Tuesday morning, Nadler, who never clarified his video remarks, doubled down on accusations that violence in Portland is a myth, accusing Barr of creating a campaign commercial for President Donald Trump
...The tack in the backside of the Democratic Party...
when he authorized the deployment of dozens of federal agents to protect a downtown Portland federal courthouse.

"’The president wants footage for his campaign ads, and you appear to be serving it up to him as ordered," Nadler claimed. "The protesters aren’t mobs, they’re mothers, they’re veterans and mayors."

"What unfolds nightly around the courthouse cannot reasonably be caused protest, it is by any objective measure an assault on the government of the United States," Barr fired back. "Since when is it OK to burn down a federal courthouse?"

"The rioters come equipped for fighting," Barr said, adding that what’s taking place nightly in Portland "cannot reasonably be called protests."

Nadler then claimed that Antifa
...the armed wing of the Democratic Party...
, a loose coalition of anarchist groups likely behind the unrest in many major cities, was also a "myth."

"I don’t think it’s a myth, Antifa can be best thought of an umbrella term for a movement compromised of loosely organized groups around the country," Barr responded. "They are definitely organized, but since they have an anarchic temperament they don’t get along very well."

Nadler eventually accused Barr of orchestrating a re-election event for Trump, suggesting that the president and Barr had collaborated ahead of deploying federal agents to Portland in order to create a "campaign commercial" portraying left-leaning agitators as villains.

Without waiting for Barr to respond, Nadler claimed that Barr had "obvious political objectives" in his decision to deploy agents. "Shame on you," he added.

Barr is expected to testify most of Tuesday on a variety of issues.


Posted by: Fred || 07/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Since when? 2 months ago. Pull your head out Barr!
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 07/29/2020 2:24 Comments || Top||

#2  He should mention they had to send Feds to stop the previous armed wing of the Dems (the KKK).
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/29/2020 4:44 Comments || Top||

#3  If anybody watched Barr's testimony and believes there is hope for this country, then I don't know what to say. That was an utter disgrace.
Posted by: Clem || 07/29/2020 5:47 Comments || Top||

#4  #3 Nil desperandum carburundum illegitami.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2020 5:57 Comments || Top||

#5  /\ When the AG Barr casually said a few weeks ago that he "wasn't following the progress of the Durham investigation" and "had not spoken to Durham recently" I certainly lost hope in AG Barr.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/29/2020 5:59 Comments || Top||

#6  @ #4 - It's not easy, g(r)om, but I'm trying.
Posted by: Clem || 07/29/2020 6:05 Comments || Top||

#7  #6 Без му́ки нет нау́ки.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2020 6:10 Comments || Top||

#8  Так точно!
Posted by: Clem || 07/29/2020 6:50 Comments || Top||

#9  If anybody watched Barr's testimony and believes there is hope for this country, then I don't know what to say. That was an utter disgrace.

What, Barr's testimony or the actions of the Dems on the panel, Clem?

From what I saw, Barr did pretty well given the circumstances, grandstanding by Dems and constant interruptions. His 'accusers' were shameful.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/29/2020 8:03 Comments || Top||

#10  Unfortunately I have a friend who believes everything Nadler said. It's all orchestrated by President Trump to get reelected.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 07/29/2020 8:26 Comments || Top||

#11  Hey, the Donks were keen about taking down federal property in 1861. They haven't changed much anytime someone with a (R) behind their name was in the White House.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/29/2020 9:17 Comments || Top||

#12  Nadler looks and acts like a Shmoo with no intelligence or good humour.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/29/2020 9:21 Comments || Top||

#13  But it was a "peaceful" burning down of a federal courthouse (sarc).
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/29/2020 9:34 Comments || Top||

#14  When did Nadler have his liposuction?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/29/2020 11:08 Comments || Top||

#15  bariatric
Posted by: Frank G || 07/29/2020 12:28 Comments || Top||

#16  I thought they stapled most of his stomach years ago. For a time he was the fattest little POS politician in the NYC delegation. Wretched and nasty little snake.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 07/29/2020 12:39 Comments || Top||

#17  The Donks' answer to the Penguin?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/29/2020 14:15 Comments || Top||

#18  #16. Nadler might consider stapling his mouth as well.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/29/2020 14:17 Comments || Top||

#19  Fun fact:
When you use a panoramic lens to take his picture, the N turns into a W.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/29/2020 15:03 Comments || Top||

#20  #17..More like Jabba,The Hut for me.
Posted by: Unosh Hupinelet8756 || 07/29/2020 16:12 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Susan Rice: Ready to help Joe Biden win and govern
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/29/2020 15:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Not one found that I had deliberately misled the American people."

well, other than that internet video.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2020 17:31 Comments || Top||

#2  "Pretty obviously, I'm willing to go on all the network Sunday shows and lie my ass off"
Posted by: Frank G || 07/29/2020 19:28 Comments || Top||

#3  Rice lies about lying.

This would be a lose-lose for the country if they happened to win which I doubt will happen. Too many unfavorable for both of them. I think Biden will pick Moochele. BHO will then be back in the saddle ruining the country.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/29/2020 22:57 Comments || Top||

House Dems to investigate WH move to end ban on some gun-silencer sales
More kabuki for the rubes — it’ll never get through the Senate. But we know what they would do if they controlled the Senate and the White House as well as the House.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2020 09:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  More and more it seems the demoncrats want these things used on them. That is the result that will happen if they keep it up.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/29/2020 13:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Ban on lawful international sales. Some countries actually require a suppressor for hunting.
Posted by: Iblis || 07/29/2020 13:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Some countries actually require a suppressor for hunting.

Noise pollution.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2020 14:01 Comments || Top||

#4  There are good arguments in favor of noise suppressors (silencers) such as to preserve hearing.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/29/2020 14:23 Comments || Top||

#5  German gun-silencer... for artillery! Worlds Largest Gun Suppressor!
Posted by: magpie || 07/29/2020 14:54 Comments || Top||

#6  Why do they like hearing damage?
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/29/2020 15:21 Comments || Top||

#7  Because everything they know about silencers suppressors they learned from TV. Pffft!
Posted by: Frank G || 07/29/2020 15:29 Comments || Top||

#8  Some countries actually require a suppressor for hunting.

Posted by: Woodrow || 07/29/2020 16:58 Comments || Top||

#9  Where?

So, I've heard this from people who should know. Specifically the UK. But when I went to look it up it doesn't appear to be true, at least not on a national scale.
Posted by: Iblis || 07/29/2020 18:23 Comments || Top||

Valjar defaults to Steele dossier 'memory hole' - insists on current focus
[Real Clear Politics] Former senior adviser to President Barack Obama Valerie Jarrett talks to FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo about the Trump/Russia investigation.

"I have a high degree of confidence in our intelligence community, investigators comported themselves responsibly," Jarrett said. "Lindsey Graham is the one that encouraged Sen. McCain to turn over the dossier in the first place to the FBI."

"I do know that it’s nearly four years ago and I don’t understand why our focus isn’t on what’s happening right now and today. That’s the investigation I’d like to see," she said.

Bartiromo asked about the origins of the Steele dossier: "What’s happening right now is we are learning the details of what took place and we are getting official confirmation that the FBI knew that the dossier was garbage and made up in a bar because the sub-source of the dossier told FBI officials in early January."

"I was not involved in any of those conversations," Jarrett replied. "But the question I really want to put to you is, what are we doing today?"

"If people want to have an investigation about what happened four years ago, they should do that. But aren’t you concerned about what’s going on right now? Aren’t you worried about the integrity of our upcoming elections? Aren’t you worried about how we’re going to have a safe and fair election?"
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/29/2020 08:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Aren’t you worried about how we’re going to have a safe and fair election?

Deny nourishment to the roots and the weeds will die. Gotta find them.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2020 9:35 Comments || Top||

#2  "It's time to move on."
Posted by: charger || 07/29/2020 16:40 Comments || Top||

Orange Man skips John Lewis farewell at Capitol Rotunda, sends VP
WASHINGTON (AP) — One by one, they passed through the grand Capitol Rotunda to pay respects to the civil rights icon.

It was a solemn display of unity as congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle offered praise for longtime Georgia Rep. John Lewis. There was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who called Lewis the "conscience of the Congress"; and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who praised him as a model of courage. Vice President Mike Pence and former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, came as well.

But missing was a man whose absence spoke volumes: President Donald Trump.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/29/2020 06:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  spoke volumes

'Speaks volumes?' It does indeed. They obviously never cared for one another. The President refused to be a hypocrite by paying "respects" to the SOB, where there were none.

"Let the dead bury the dead."
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/29/2020 6:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Why should an "illegitimate" president appear, after all? Good riddance, Lewis.
Posted by: Clem || 07/29/2020 6:53 Comments || Top||

#3  'civil rights icon' AKA neo-racist

turned a beating into a life-long shakedown of whitey
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 07/29/2020 7:05 Comments || Top||

#4  You mean to give credence to the party of slavery, segregation and the Klan. I thought all the 'cool' kids want to do away with anything associated with that.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/29/2020 7:26 Comments || Top||

#5  That and possibly didn't want the mobs of 'protesters' if he showed up to ruin the occasion for others.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/29/2020 7:58 Comments || Top||

#6  Why attend the funeral of a guy who was too petty to attend the President's inauguration?
Posted by: Ebberegum Croling1752 || 07/29/2020 9:00 Comments || Top||

#7  Instead of the 'coffin dance', they will do the 'COVID dance' instead?

He died of COVID-19 right?
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 07/29/2020 9:14 Comments || Top||

#8  #6 Why attend the funeral of a guy who was too petty to attend the President's inauguration?
Posted by: Ebberegum Croling1752

Nor state of the union speechees.

Posted by: jpal || 07/29/2020 9:39 Comments || Top||

#9  Ah musta missed it, too.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/29/2020 9:49 Comments || Top||

#10  John Lewis is being apotheosized to almost, but not quite to the level of George Floyd.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/29/2020 9:55 Comments || Top||

#11  Well, if the reason for going to a funeral is to show respect...
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/29/2020 11:11 Comments || Top||

#12  I thought funerals are incredibly dangerous and even against the law.

Conscience of the Congress - that supposed to be a compliment?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/29/2020 12:55 Comments || Top||

#13  He knew it'd be the McCain Funeral 2: Electric Boogaloo.

At least he had the sense not to subject himself to that.

But missing was a man whose absence spoke volumes: President Donald Trump.

"Waah! Only we are allowed to piss all over the norms!"
Posted by: charger || 07/29/2020 13:00 Comments || Top||

#14  Media seems to forgot John Lewis was screaming at Democrats in Selma Alabama.
Posted by: Airandee || 07/29/2020 14:24 Comments || Top||

#15  The IRS cover man. Willing to bet no Tea Party members attended.
Posted by: Woodrow || 07/29/2020 16:52 Comments || Top||

"I Thought I Was Supposed To Be Heard": Full Highlights From Barr 'Hearing'
[ZERO] Today's 'testimony' by Attorney General William Barr in front of the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee was, as the Daily Caller's Chuck Ross puts it, an unmitigated shit show.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) slammed Democrats on the Committee, saying "I don't think we've ever had a hearing where the witness wasn't allowed to respond to points made, questions asked, and attacks — attacks made. Not just in this hearing, not just in this committee, but in every committee I've been on," adding "Particularly when you think about the fact that we have the attorney general of the United States here."

"I want the attorney general to be able to have enough time to respond to accusations and questions asked him, and you guys not cut him off," Jordan added.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/29/2020 02:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Now maybe Barr will hit the gas on all those investigations?
Posted by: gorb || 07/29/2020 3:07 Comments || Top||

#2  /\ The hearings were designed by the communists to do just the opposite. We will be lucky if he doesn't resign.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/29/2020 3:12 Comments || Top||

#3  When they call you in to a 'hearing' it is not because they want to hear what YOU have to say, it is because they want you - and the country - to hear what THEY have to say.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/29/2020 5:36 Comments || Top||

#4  "You're a real Class Act"
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/29/2020 7:57 Comments || Top||

#5  The only interesting development: Barr stated Justice has named someone to investigate the misuse of FISA docs.
Posted by: b || 07/29/2020 9:48 Comments || Top||

#6  Barr was a study in patience for the most part in view of his capture by morons for the day.

He could have been doing something useful like:
1. Trimming his toe nails.
2. Visiting his proctologist.
3. Getting a root canal.
4. Getting warts removed.
6. Cleaning shit off his shoes.
5. Any number of other equally inane and distasteful projects.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/29/2020 9:53 Comments || Top||

#7  If this doesn't piss Barr off enough to start taking scalps, nothing will.
Posted by: Raj || 07/29/2020 10:25 Comments || Top||

#8  While the Dims have the HoR maybe change the name to the Committee of Unintended Consequences.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 07/29/2020 10:53 Comments || Top||

#9  Raj, nothing will.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/29/2020 15:22 Comments || Top||

New Lawsuits Coming For CNN, WaPo Over Breach Of Contract With Sandmann Settlements?
[HOTAIR] The first rule of Settlement Club is that you don’t talk about Settlement Club. And the second rule of Settlement Club — ah, heck, the first fifty rules of Settlement Club is that you don’t talk about settlements in lawsuits with mutual gag rules in place. Apparently that didn’t sink in at CNN
...formerly the Cable News Network, now who know what it might stand for...
or the Washington Post after both media outlets decided to quietly end the litigation brought by Nicholas Sandmann. Their employees went on social media attempting to spin the settlement and suggest that Sandmann only got a minimal payment to shut him up.

Big mistake, Sandmann attorney Lin Wood made clear almost immediately. "I know how to deal with liars," Wood tweeted, and warned that new lawsuits would be filed unless "heads rolled" at both outlets:

This started with speculation that Sandmann had indeed gotten paid nothing more than "nuisance value." Law & Crime wrote a pretty comprehensive overview of the social-media discussion of that premise after some attorneys unconnected to the case tried to read the tea leaves from various announcements in both cases. It’s worth reading, at least for the legal theories behind the speculation. That included a rather anodyne statement from Wood expressing his opinion that the speculation was "uninformed, errant nonsense," but added that "questions about confidentiality and the timing of the settlement will have to be directed to others." Wood didn’t threaten anyone over the speculation — because they were not party to the confidentiality agreement, and neither was Law & Crime.

That isn’t the case with Stelter, Rangappa, and Zak. They work for the respondents in these lawsuits and act as their agents. As soon as they published and expanded on the speculation, they characterized the settlement in terms their employer specifically agreed not to do. Not only does that open up new avenues for Sandmann against the Post and CNN, it might allow Wood to add the three as respondents in a new libel/defamation action.
Posted by: Fred || 07/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Remarkably stupid response on CNN's part; now go get the full $250 million from them.

Question for the rest of you - what makes an organization this fucking stupid? I can attribute my own shit to booze (formerly lots of coke) but even then I could not shoot myself in the foot so badly as these assholes just did. Stunning...
Posted by: Raj || 07/29/2020 1:03 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ They're liberals, which equal to being stupid by default!
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 07/29/2020 1:36 Comments || Top||

#3  "Question for the rest of you - what makes an organization this fucking stupid?"

1) Blind devotion to a political narrative
2) Groupthink with fellow "journalists"
3) Forgetting that actions have consequences
4) Belief in own invulnerability
5) Belief that rules are only for Republicans
6) Lack of common sense
7) Poor impulse control/self discipline
8) Ethics learned in J-school
9) Leftism
Posted by: Dave D. || 07/29/2020 2:31 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ Pretty inclusive. Yep
Posted by: Frank G || 07/29/2020 4:10 Comments || Top||

#5  one of the CNN idjits is a Yale Law grad
Posted by: Lumpy Mussolini7603 || 07/29/2020 8:47 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ Yes, but even that doesn't conclusively prove she's a moron.
Posted by: Matt || 07/29/2020 8:56 Comments || Top||

#7  #1Remarkably stupid response on CNN's part; now go get the full $250 million from them.

Stupidity if par for CNN. This would be a triple bogie for CNN.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/29/2020 9:43 Comments || Top||

#8  Yes, but even that (being a Yale Law grad) doesn't conclusively prove she's a moron.

An Early Snark of the Day!
Posted by: SteveS || 07/29/2020 10:02 Comments || Top||

#9  Just a guess, but it seems to be the lack of critical thinking encouraged by higher "education".
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 07/29/2020 10:51 Comments || Top||

#10  CNN and Friends Haiku

Exit light, enter.
Night, take my hand. We're off, too.
Never never land.

The Sandman never forgets a contract.

Posted by: JHH || 07/29/2020 16:26 Comments || Top||

#11  it must be the booze and the coke
Posted by: 746 || 07/29/2020 18:31 Comments || Top||

Police Agencies Pulling Out of Democratic Convention
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin police departments are withdrawing from agreements to send personnel to help bolster security at the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee next month, citing concerns with a recent order for the city's police to stop using tear gas to control crowds.

A citizen oversight commission last week directed Milwaukee’s police chief to publicly account for why the department used tear gas during protests in late May and early June after the killing of George Floyd and to change Milwaukee police policies to ban the use of tear gas and pepper spray. The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission said in its order that Police Chief Alfonso Morales could be fired if he fails to comply.

That order comes amid intense scrutiny of police tactics at protests in Portland, Oregon, and elsewhere.

Since the Milwaukee order was issued, police departments in Fond du Lac, Franklin and West Allis have backed out of assisting with providing security at the Democratic National Convention, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Tuesday. Their departure cast doubts on the viability of the program designed to bring about 1,000 officers from outside agencies to provide security at the convention, which is scheduled to take place Aug. 17-Aug. 20.

The convention, which will be held at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee, has been scaled down to a mostly virtual event, with only about 300 people expected to attend in-person. Most of the speeches will be delivered online from other locations, though former Vice President Joe Biden has said he will be in Milwaukee to accept the nomination. Despite the event's smaller scale, police are preparing for potentially large protests in and around the venue.

A spokeswoman for the convention did not immediately return a message seeking comment Tuesday. The Milwaukee police oversight commission also did not return a message seeking comment.

Fond du Lac Police Chief William Lamb told the Journal Sentinel that the agreements were collapsing, saying he expects other agencies in the state to also withdraw. Lamb chairs the Wisconsin Police Executive Group, which is made up of police chiefs from cities with populations of more than 20,000 people.

The withdrawals come as Milwaukee’s Fire and Police Commission issued a directive last week to the city's police chief, Alfonso Morales, to change department policy to discontinue the use of tear gas and pepper spray.

Lamb sent a letter to Milwaukee police on July 6 outlining his organization’s concerns about limiting the use of tear gas and pepper spray. West Allis police first sent a letter to Morales with concerns in mid-June after Milwaukee’s Common Council temporarily halted the purchase of those chemicals.

"Our concern is that in the event protests turn non-peaceful, such a policy would remove tools from officers that may otherwise be legal and justifiable to utilize in specific situations," West Allis Deputy Chief Robert Fletcher told the Journal Sentinel in an email.

Waukesha’s police chief said he was consulting with the city attorney’s office on how to withdraw from the agreement, which had promised about two dozen Waukesha officers.

The Milwaukee Police Department declined to comment on its operational plan, citing "security purposes and the safety of the delegates and those attending the Democratic National Convention."

Related, the Washington Times quantifies: More than 100 police agencies pull out of DNC convention
And from last week: National Association of Police Organizations endorses Trump

Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 07/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Too bad as this is a pretty nice area in Milwaukee.

Too bad it will get trashed and burned, I mean.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/29/2020 8:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Are the Dems going to rely on Antifa or BLM to provide security???
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/29/2020 9:30 Comments || Top||

#3  It won't be virtual if Antifa and BLM show up.

But, hey, what's a Democrat Convention without a little tear gas? My understanding is that even Hubert Humphrey got a whiff of it during the 1968 Chicago Convention.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/29/2020 11:21 Comments || Top||

#4  "Police agencies pulling out of Democratic convention"

Awwwww - ain't that just too bad. :-D
Posted by: Barbara || 07/29/2020 15:53 Comments || Top||

#5  The Democrats should insist that NO federal agents be used. Including the Secret Service.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 07/29/2020 16:00 Comments || Top||

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