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-Lurid Crime Tales-
St. Louis Prosecutor Who Was Going After the McCloskeys Now Has a Small Problem of Her Own
[RedState] St. Louis prosecutor Kim Gardner justifiably got a lot of criticism for filing charges against Mark and Patricia McCloskey for displaying guns to defend themselves and their property.

...Gardener has also faced criticism for fundraising off the McCloskey case from their attorney, who is now asking that the case be dismissed because of that.

Her campaign sent out an email on July 17 that directly spoke of the case and then of donations.

From Daily Caller:

The email went on to say that “President Trump and the Governor are fighting for the two who pointed guns at peaceful citizens during the Black Lives Matter protests” and later included a request for campaign donations, the court documents show.

Gardner leveled felony weapons charges against the McCloskeys on July 20. On July 22, her campaign sent out another fundraising email that directly leveraged her decision to charge the couple.

“In the last 24 hours, there has been a lot of national attention surrounding Kim’s decision to press charges against a couple that brandished guns at a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest,” the July 22 email said, according to court documents. The email went on to ask supporters to “rush a donation today” to signal their support for her in the case, court documents show.

“Ms. Gardner, via her campaign mailers, linked the criminal proceedings against [the McCloskeys] to her personal, financial and political interests,” Joel Schwartz, the couple’s attorney, wrote in the motion Wednesday.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/31/2020 02:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6521 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "peaceful citizens"

She forgot to prepend "mostly" to indicate this was just speech-violence whereby you can damage other people's property and break the law with impunity if you're fighting to cover up democrat failure.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/31/2020 4:05 Comments || Top||

U.S. appeals court has upheld the fraud conviction of former Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley
Mr. Kelley is a Democrat and lieutenant colonel JAG officer in the Washington National Guard.
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He was elected to oversee state finances? Fox guarding the hen house.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/31/2020 12:23 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Ohio pharmacy board withdraws rule prohibiting use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19
Score one for the good guys.
[10TV] Hours after Governor Mike DeWine asked the Ohio Board of Pharmacy to reconsider its decision banning the use of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine to treat COVID-19 in Ohio, the board has withdrawn the rule.

The board said the decision was made "as a result of the feedback received by the medical and patient community and at the request of Governor DeWine."

"This will allow the Board to reexamine the issue with the assistance of the State Medical Board of Ohio, clinical experts, and other stakeholders to determine appropriate next steps," the board said in a statement.

DeWine said Thursday morning he thought the decision to use the drugs should be made between a doctor and a patient.

"The Board of Pharmacy and the State Medical Board of Ohio should revisit the issue, listen to the best medical science, and open the process up for comment and testimony from experts," DeWine said.

The above being a response to this, from the night before: Ohio Board of Pharmacy bans sale of hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus

Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6548 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Decided to stop killing people did they?
Posted by: gorb || 07/31/2020 0:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Grandma Killer Cuomo sticking needles in his DeWine voodoo dool.
Posted by: Clem || 07/31/2020 0:21 Comments || Top||

#4  Why is the left and Deepstate so invested in preventing HCQ from being available to the public?

You'd almost think they wanted to kill us off. Lots of drugs cause palpitations and tachycardia. For example, aspirin, oxycontin, niacin, caffeine, Simvastatin and some antibiotics.

The AAPS (Association of American Physicians & Surgeons--doctors-patient rights group) is suing the FDA for withholding HCQ.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/31/2020 12:17 Comments || Top||

#5  ^How much for a course of ramdevpir treatment?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/31/2020 12:55 Comments || Top||

#6  Why is the left and Deepstate so invested in preventing HCQ from being available to the public?

Because they think the longer the pandemic lasts the greater their chances of beating Trump in November.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/31/2020 12:57 Comments || Top||

#7  Methinks Big Pharma has something to do with it...why the MSM is so against HCQ (ad dollars).
Posted by: Clem || 07/31/2020 13:01 Comments || Top||

#8  ALL because Trump said it might be useful.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/31/2020 15:38 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
Majority of Guns Recovered in Illinois Are From Illinois-Lefty lie exposed
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/31/2020 08:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:

#1  See?

Gun control works!
Posted by: charger || 07/31/2020 14:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Easy fix. Put up a sign.
Posted by: Iblis || 07/31/2020 15:53 Comments || Top||

#3  Dis state is a gun free zone. Iz dere a gang sign for dat? Nike swoosh or underarm or logo or sumpim?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/31/2020 16:10 Comments || Top||

-War on Police-
After Secret Re-Investigation Of The Case, St. Louis Prosecutor Will Not File Charges In Michael Brown's Death
[HotAir] After a 5-month, secret re-investigation of the case, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell
...one of the stable of Fair and Just Prosecution prosecutors whose campaign was funded by multi-billionaire Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz in order to drive local governance to the far left, a parallel effort to that of multi-billionaire George Soros...
announced today that he will not bring any charges against former police officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown.

“Because of the significance of this case to this community and because the family asked, I believed it was necessary to conduct a reexamination of the evidence in the case and come to our own conclusion,” Bell said.

Bell said thousands of pages of documents, including witness statements, forensic reports and other evidence, were examined in his review.

“The question for this office was a simple one: Could we prove beyond a reasonable doubt that when Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown he committed murder or manslaughter under Missouri law,” the prosecutor said. “After an independent and in-depth review of the evidence we cannot conclude that he did.

Bell added “Our investigation does not exonerate Darren Wilson.” That’s a nice touch given that it’s not his job to exonerate anyone.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/31/2020 02:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6523 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hands up, don't shoot!

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/31/2020 2:13 Comments || Top||

#2  If you are going to be a lightning rod, don't be surprised if you are hit by lightning.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/31/2020 6:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Michael Brown, who's he?
Posted by: Clem || 07/31/2020 8:57 Comments || Top||

#4  That’s a nice touch given that it’s not his job to exonerate anyone.

Right, that's Mueller's job - to not exonerate anybody.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/31/2020 11:04 Comments || Top||

#5  Surprised they admitted this. You know they really wanted to reverse that one.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/31/2020 22:37 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Slipping Veil: China Gets Praise From Democrats During a Senate Judiciary Committee Meeting
[Red State] China’s greatest defenders can be found in our own capitol.

You can always count on Democrats to embrace our enemies if the name of political convenience and power. Even if that enemy is a tyrannical nation guilty of attempting to subvert the United States and steal from its producers.

They even loved Russia until it was politically inconvenient to do so.

President Donald Trump’s ongoing feud with China is well warranted. They still the intellectual property of American companies, they rule over their citizens with a tyrannical fist, they keep religious prisoners among a list of other human rights abuses.

Oh, and they export viruses that kill thousands while pretending they had it under control all along and did nothing wrong. In fact, they say it was America’s fault.

But since Trump is against China, the Democrats will now proceed to take the stance opposite of him and proceed to declare that China is actually "respectable." Their words, not mine.

More specifically, these were California Senator Diane Feinstein’s words during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting. See for yourself.

"We hold China as a potential trading partner, as a country that has pulled tens of millions of people out of poverty in a short period of time, and as a country growing into a respectable nation amongst other nations. I deeply believe that," said Feinstein.

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/31/2020 04:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Now stay bought. At least have some integrity.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/31/2020 6:45 Comments || Top||

#2  >as a country that has pulled tens of millions of people out of poverty in a short period of time

They could've pulled a billion out of poverty without the rent-seeking and corruption of the CCP.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/31/2020 6:52 Comments || Top||

#3  >as a country that has pulled tens of millions of people out of socialist poverty in a short period of time

Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/31/2020 7:03 Comments || Top||

#4  They get massive kickbacks both from the Chinese and companies that want to exploit their cheap labor.

Of course they don't want the gravy train to end while they sell their country out.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/31/2020 8:50 Comments || Top||

#5  Politicians play the business guys for suckers every 10 years or so on average. "Hey , China is an enormous market and a source cheap labor and we have connections there, give us some campaign money and we can fix you up. The Chinese then let them in, steal their inventions, confiscate their stuff, and generally fuck them over. The the businesses forget and do it again.
Posted by: Thaith Elmeresing6163 || 07/31/2020 23:45 Comments || Top||

Four men admit to paying homeless people in LA's Skid Row cash and cigarettes in exchange for forged signatures on ballots and voter registration forms
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] Four men have admitted to paying homeless people cash and cigarettes in exchange for forged signatures on ballot petitions and voter registration forms in Los Angeles' Skid Row neighborhood.

Richard Howard, Louis Thomas Wise, Christopher Joseph Williams and Nickey Demelvin were arrested in November 2018 for their participation in the voter fraud scheme during the election that year and in 2016.

The LA County District Attorney's Office on Wednesday announced that Howard, 64, and Wise, 37, pleaded no contest to one felony count each of registration of a fictitious person and subscribing a fictitious name or the name of another to an initiative petition.

Williams, 41, and Huntley, 45, likewise pleaded no contest to one felony count of circulating an initiative or petition containing false, forged or fictitious names.

Howard received a suspended sentence of three years in state prison and three years of formal probation. Wise received a suspended sentence of 16 months in state prison and three years of formal probation. Williams and Huntley were each sentenced to three years of formal probation.
I.e. No jail time. Let's play Name That Party.
The men were accused alongside five other people of soliciting hundreds of false and forged signatures in Skid Row, an impoverished area with more than 5,000 homeless people living in tents and under tarps.

The group allegedly set up tables near shelters and soup kitchens to lure people in and offer them $1 and cigarettes to sign the ballot petitions and voter registration forms in what prosecutors called 'an assault on our democracy'.

A fifth defendant, Norman Hall, 62, pleaded guilty to one felony count of circulating a petition with false, forged or fictitious names in February and was sentenced to a year in jail.

The four remaining defendants - Kirkland Kauzava Washington, 38; Harold Bennett, 53; Rose Makeda Sweeney, 42; and Jakara Fati Mardis, 35 - are still facing charges.
Posted by: Ebberegum Croling1752 || 07/31/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6517 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ACORN part 365
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/31/2020 6:47 Comments || Top||

ComEd bribery scheme hearing is run by daughter-in-law of alleged key player
[MSN] Here’s an opening sentence one might only get to write in an Illinois newspaper:

Nearly two weeks after admitting to a bombshell bribery charge, ComEd executives outlined their ethics reform plan to a panel of state regulators led by the relative of an alleged player in the criminal plot.

Illinois Commerce Commission Chairwoman Carrie Zalewski, whose agency oversees utility rates and safety practices, opened Wednesday’s meeting with demands for "transparency" and "accountability" in light of federal court records that allege ComEd engaged in a "yearslong bribery scheme" involving jobs, contracts and payments to allies of House Speaker Michael Madigan.

One of the Madigan associates that prosecutors say got such a job? Carrie Zalewski’s father-in-law, former 23rd Ward Ald. Michael Zalewski.

That connection was largely ignored during the hearing, however, even as Zalewski herself called the payments "unethical."

Of the agency’s five commissioners, only Sadzi Oliva questioned Zalewski’s participation in the hearing. Oliva, a former state prosecutor, said she would feel "complicit" if she sat silent and allowed the proceedings to continue unchallenged.

"As ComEd’s regulator, rate payers are looking to the commission to have effective and transparent oversight over ComEd," said Oliva, who was appointed by former Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. "I believe the allegations surrounding the bribery scheme may conflict with Chairman Zalewski’s ability to do her job effectively by adversely affecting the confidence of the public. Holding this hearing, in this manner, is not good for the integrity of the commission while attempting to restore the trust of the rate payers. "

Carrie Zalewski, who is also a lawyer, responded that she took "umbrage" at Oliva’s comments. She did not, however, specifically address her father-in-law’s connection to ComEd or how that relationship could color the public’s perception of the hearing.

"I have not done anything wrong," Carrie Zalewski said to Oliva. "Your actions to suggest otherwise are disingenuous and irresponsible. I perform my duties ethically, honestly and with integrity."

Zalweski did not respond to media questions after the meeting, including whether she has been interviewed or subpoenaed by federal authorities. She hurried out a side door, while an ICC employee who would not give her name said Zalewski had said everything she wanted to say during the hearing and would not be making any more statements.

An ICC spokeswoman has said there is no conflict of interest with Zalewski remaining on the state board. Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who appointed her to the commission last year, has said she has his complete confidence.

Her continued role, however, drew criticism from two public speakers at the hearing, both of whom said there could not be true transparency as long as Zalewski ran the proceedings. The commission billed Wednesday’s hearing as the first of several meetings between ComEd and state regulators to discuss ethics reform.
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6491 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "even as Zalewski herself called the payments "unethical"

Must be for 'National Optics'.

This is Illinois don't forget, where 'Trust is just a name on a Bank'.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/31/2020 12:07 Comments || Top||

MSNBC Host Blames Trump For Herman Cain’s Death
[THEGATEWAYPUNDIT] Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s "Morning Joe," went well out of her way to malign President Trump on Thursday, saying he’s to blame for the death of former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain.
...the personable but seemingly horny former Godfather's Pizza CEO who coulda been a contenda...
"Just the facts — Herman Cain went to the @realDonaldTrump TULSA SUPERSPREADER rally -no mask. The campaign squashed people close so the crowd would look bigger. They cheered for their President for hours. Cain tested positive for COVID nine days later. Now Herman Cain is dead," she wrote on Twitter.
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6552 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And MSNBC's campaign against HCQ has killed how many people?
Posted by: gorb || 07/31/2020 0:20 Comments || Top||

#2  And since when did they ever care about a conservative black person in a good way?
Posted by: gorb || 07/31/2020 0:28 Comments || Top||

#3  Well, somebody like Cain should've known better then not to wear a mask.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/31/2020 2:02 Comments || Top||

#4  ...yeah, no other major underlying contributing factor?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/31/2020 6:49 Comments || Top||

#5  ..remember some events are better than others.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/31/2020 6:52 Comments || Top||

#6  Well, somebody like Cain should've known better then not to wear a mask.

A mask wouldn't have helped him. If all the folks he came in contact with wore masks, well maybe.

He could have just as easily picked it up from holding the dispenser handle at a self-serve gas station and then rubbing his eyes or nose.

Or the refill button of a coffee machine.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/31/2020 7:57 Comments || Top||

#7  and "they" say no gloves, but a mask, when it enters via the eyes most easily...
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/31/2020 8:28 Comments || Top||

#8  #6 Probabilities mullah. For all we know it could enter humans through the ass. But the likelihood is through mouth/nose.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 07/31/2020 9:42 Comments || Top||

#9  ..when it did enter through the arse, it killed a heck of a lot more, but then they didn't shut down the whole country because of it.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/31/2020 10:38 Comments || Top||

#10  ^An HIV carrier can't infect you by sharing a bus.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/31/2020 12:49 Comments || Top||

#11  Tak tochna
Posted by: Clem || 07/31/2020 12:51 Comments || Top||

#12  Pandemic rearranged spells dem_panic. We have a pandemic of hysteria that the left wants us all to buy into and put our lives on hold, largely for political purposes.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/31/2020 16:16 Comments || Top||

#13  Of course they did. Going to blame him for Ginsberg's death too, and all those deaths if 3-Gorges fails, and...

But what are we saying here, that Cain should have been forced to spend the rest of his life in his basement?

What would be the appropriate level of face protection for a mid 70s survivor of stage 4 cancer?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/31/2020 17:33 Comments || Top||

#14  "Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package. How efficient of you!"--Ambassador Londo Mollari(Babylon 5 movie)
Posted by: magpie || 07/31/2020 19:44 Comments || Top||

#15  Procopius2k, some Animals are more equal than others.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/31/2020 21:07 Comments || Top||

#16  #14 - Nicely done. Never watched it, but maybe I should have
Posted by: Frank G || 07/31/2020 22:00 Comments || Top||

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