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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Man killed, several wounded in latest round of NYC shootings
[NYPOST] A man was fatally shot and another maimed in a drive-by shooting in Queens early Thursday — the latest in the Big Apple’s epidemic of gunplay, cops said.

A 21-year-old man was sitting in the driver’s seat of his car and a 19-year-old man was standing outside the vehicle at the corner of 91st Street and 85th Avenue in Woodhaven just before 4:30 a.m. when a dark-colored sedan rolled up and the occupants started firing at the pair, according to police sources.

The older man, who was blasted in the head and torso, was taken to NYC Health & Hospitals/Elmhurst, where he was pronounced dead.
He's dead, Jim!
cops said.

The younger victim, who was shot in the left arm, was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he is listed at death's door.

No one has been arrested in connection to the slaying.

Hours earlier, around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, a 30-year-old man was blasted in the face on Dumont Avenue near Mother Gaston Boulevard in Brownsville, cops said.

He was taken to Brookdale Hospital Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Cops are looking for a man between 20 and 25 years old, wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.

About two hours earlier, a 29-year-old man was shot twice in the back during a dispute on Howard Avenue near Park Place in Weeksville around 9:30 p.m., cops said.

He was taken to Brookdale with non-life-threatening injuries.

And around 8 p.m., a 37-year-old woman was grazed in the head and a 20-year-old man was shot in the foot at Cornelia Street and Cypress Avenue in Ridgewood, Queens, cops said.
Posted by: Fred || 08/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6480 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The younger victim, who was shot in the left arm, was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he is listed at death's door.

Grom not understand.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/07/2020 3:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Another Covid tragic death
Posted by: Frank G || 08/07/2020 7:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Grom not understand.

G(r)omgoru, you are confused by Fred’s little auto-translate program. When the words have a light grey, dotted underline, that means they are not original — click on the headline to see the original article. The original text, as now updated, is:

Ljesnjanin, who was shot in the left arm, was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where he is listed in serious condition.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/07/2020 12:57 Comments || Top||

#4  ^😃
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/07/2020 12:58 Comments || Top||

#5  Or you can hover over the underlined text and you'll get the original text in a pop-up.
Posted by: gorb || 08/07/2020 14:59 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Andrew Cuomo Begs Rich Hedge Funders Fleeing NYC: ''Please come back!' De Blasio disagrees
[ZeroHedge] While Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (whose close friend and fellow activist Cori Bush just upset a longtime incumbent in a Missouri Congressional primary earlier this week) pushes for a 'first-in-the- nation' wealth tax that most reasonable people fear would destroy the state's tax base by driving the billionaires and multimillionaires who finance more than half of the state's budget to leave, NY Gov Andrew Cuomo is begging rich people to "please come back" to NYC.
Why live there when they can visit from time to time, and stay in a Trump Tower room to boot?
During a briefing earlier this week, Cuomo shared an amusing anecdote with reporters as he tried to illustrate the importance of retaining wealthy taxpayers during a period of fiscal crisis (remember, NY is seeking $60 billion in federal money to plug a gaping hole in its budget). Cuomo said that he had been calling up wealthy New Yorkers and asking them to please return to the city from their second homes out in the Hamptons, or Palm Beach, or Greenwich.

"I literally talk to people all day long
[REALLY, literally all day?]
who are now in their Hamptons house who also lived here, or in their Hudson Valley house, or in their Connecticut weekend house, and I say, ’You got to come back! We’ll go to dinner! I’ll buy you a drink! Come over, I’ll cook!’" Cuomo said.

Unfortunately, a personal overture from one of the country's most recognizable governors - in many cases - simply isn't enough to convince rich people to return to a city where crime has just skyrocketed to levels unseen since the 1990s, rattling even "Ultra-Wealthy" neighborhoods like the Upper East Side.

"They’re not coming back right now. And you know what else they’re thinking? ’If I stay there, I’ll pay a lower income tax,’ because they don’t pay the New York City surcharge," he added.

Just remember: When pandering politicians like AOC inflame public anger toward the wealthy and successful, they know what they're doing - and they're doing it for a reason.

If the state's finances collapse and NYC returns to the "bad old New York" of bygone decades, then that should translate into even more support for demagogues who have already indoctrinated a whole generation to blame "capitalism" for all their problems.

This isn't the first time Cuomo has brought up the need to coax rich people to return to the city and the state: Here's another clip from July 23, where Cuomo goes into more detail about the "aggravating factors" driving people away.

Related, courtesy of Skidmark: De Blasio suggests Cuomo is wrong to ask New York City's wealthy to return, says residents shouldn't buy cars
Posted by: Clem || 08/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6536 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Après moi, le déluge" -- Louis XV Andre Cuomo
The Richest can move to avoid taxes (or pay to have the rules changed) -- so predatory taxing only works if they can't flee.
Poor People have no money to tax (unless you are in to slave labor) -- so no money there.
The Middle Class can be plucked, sheared and plundered, but the problem is that they just don't have enough money to paper over the gaping fiscal hole (you also can only drive the corner Pizza Parlor into bankruptcy once!)...
Posted by: magpie || 08/07/2020 1:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Maybe Cuomo can lodge them in one of his vacated nursing homes.
Posted by: gorb || 08/07/2020 5:08 Comments || Top||

#3  Congratz Rantburg community. You made Insty's links.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/07/2020 7:19 Comments || Top||

#4  Glenn has been a Fred-Fan since the WOT started
Posted by: Frank G || 08/07/2020 7:36 Comments || Top||

#5  DeBlasio watched Escape from NY as a kid and thought that would be cool...
Posted by: rjschwarz || 08/07/2020 9:02 Comments || Top||

#6  When you laughed because certain people were not welcome in New York....then you realize, you aren't going back to New York.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/07/2020 9:11 Comments || Top||

#7  I am simply astonished at Cuomo's complete and utter childishness with this 'Please come back - I'll cook you dinner!' bullshit. Dems keep hitting new lows.
Posted by: Raj || 08/07/2020 11:05 Comments || Top||

#8  de Blasio and his buddy Soros is turning New York City into a target rich area. Trained mules will tear off their peckers and no one will object.
If there are no funds available for police and firemen's pensions what happens then ?
Posted by: Thaith Elmeresing6163 || 08/07/2020 11:07 Comments || Top||

#9  I expect a handful of wealthy democrats to buy up property as the prices fall. Then law & order will return to make it safe for the new elites.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 08/07/2020 11:10 Comments || Top||

#10  Nah, the Chinese will be allowed to buy everything up.
Posted by: gorb || 08/07/2020 11:12 Comments || Top||

#11  With the imbalance of the rich leaving and the homeless, drug using sex workers moving into luxury hotels at city expense, aren't they afraid the island will tip?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/07/2020 11:55 Comments || Top||

#12  Get woke and support those that want to "eat" the rich... go broke.

Posted by: DarthVader || 08/07/2020 12:05 Comments || Top||

#13  This is why Chuck Schemer and Nancy McBotox demand removal of deduction limits for high local and State taxes
Posted by: Frank G || 08/07/2020 12:07 Comments || Top||

#14  /\ Exactly, and the Feds (Trump) is 100% correct to tell the states to bugger off. Funny how there is never any mention of the states trying to get their fiscal house in order (Feds, too, but...).

This obscene party of musical fiscal chairs will come to a crashing halt I think sooner than we might think. COVID-19 certainly did not help, but it may have only exacerbated a problem already in motion.
Posted by: Clem || 08/07/2020 12:13 Comments || Top||

#15  If they're in the Hamptons or the Hudson Valley, what does Cuomo care? They're still in NY State.

I understand why Warren Wilhelm should care; but don't get Cuomo.
Posted by: Tom || 08/07/2020 16:22 Comments || Top||

#16  And deBlasio isn't helping with his minimum 15 day visit to NYC. 14 days quarantine, and however much longer you can afford after that.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 08/07/2020 16:51 Comments || Top||

#17  Do you suppose the conversation was more like:

"Come on back buddy, stop by for dinner. We can have some fondu and wine. I'll even let you play with my nipple piercings."


"Gee, if enough of you don't come back, there is no way to guarantee the safety of any of your business activities within the State of New York. Shame if something happened to them."
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/07/2020 18:14 Comments || Top||

Premier LiKeqiang humiliated publicly by XiJinping: live, on TV and internet!
[ Twitter ]
"I DISS YOU"????

Posted by: 3dc || 08/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6494 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Poor Emperor Xi, cunning but not smart, ruthless but not steady enough to keep his word in anything to anybody.

I would have to guess the only reason he isn't doing an erratic serpentine around a Forbidden city courtyard a la that Rumanian turd from years' past is they're waiting for the dam to go on his watch.
Posted by: Cesare || 08/07/2020 7:13 Comments || Top||

#2  A long time ago I read an article about post-Mao China. Accurately or not, the writer compared China's leadership to a dark room full of grey cats. Sometimes a cat will appear in the window but, otherwise, you have no idea what's happening inside that room. For some time it seemed they stabilized with an agreement that the boss would only keep his position for ten years. But Xi wants to be boss for life and it remains to be seen whether his life is long or short.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/07/2020 11:54 Comments || Top||

#3  She charges five bucks to watch the video. No thanks. Someone trying to make money from commission referrals?
Posted by: Black Charlie Grundy3982 || 08/07/2020 18:19 Comments || Top||

#4  Video at last 2 links are free.
Premiere at 9 pm EST at 👉
Posted by: Hupinens Juling5588 || 08/07/2020 22:38 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
New York seeks to break up National Rifle Association, alleging financial mismanagement
[Reuters] New York state's attorney general sued to dissolve the National Rifle Association on Thursday, alleging senior leaders of the non-profit group diverted millions of dollars for personal use and to buy the silence and loyalty of former employees.

The lawsuit announced by Attorney General Letitia James alleges NRA leaders paid for family trips to the Bahamas, private jets and expensive meals that contributed to a $64 million reduction in the NRA's balance sheet in three years, turning a surplus into a deficit.

James alleged in a statement that NRA leaders "used millions upon millions from NRA reserves for personal use," failing to comply with the NRA's own internal policies in addition to state and federal law.

In announcing the lawsuit, James told reporters the NRA "has operated as a breeding ground for greed, abuse and brazen illegality." She added "no one is above the law" - including the NRA.

At the same time, the attorney general for Washington, D.C.,
... that’s Karl Racine...
filed suit against the NRA and its foundation, alleging the misuse of charitable funds and wasteful spending.

The confrontation pits James, a Democrat, against the largest and most powerful gun organization in the United States, one that is closely aligned with President Donald Trump's Republican Party.

The NRA, which teaches gun safety in addition to advocating laws making it easier for Americans to own guns and ammunition, is subject to New York law because it is registered as a non-profit organization in New York, where it conducts most of its financial transactions.

The NRA, which has its national headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, about 20 miles (30 km) west of Washington, D.C., did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

New York state and the NRA have tangled before. The state has taken legal action against NRA-branded insurance policies sold to gun owners, and the NRA is suing the state for closing gun stores under an executive order to halt the spread of COVID-19.

The latest lawsuit names the NRA as a whole and four senior executives of the group including Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice-president who has been atop the leadership for decades.

It also names former Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer Wilson Phillips, former Chief of Staff and Executive Director of General Operations Joshua Powell, and Corporate Secretary and General Counsel John Frazer.

The suit charges the NRA with "awarding contracts to the financial gain of close associates and family, and appearing to dole out lucrative no-show contracts to former employees in order to buy their silence and continued loyalty," James's office said in a statement.

"The failure of the NRA to comply with multiple fiduciary responsibilities and state and federal laws resulted in the NRA seeing substantial losses on its balance sheet: going from a surplus of $27,802,714 in 2015 to a net deficit of $36,276,779 in 2018 - contributing to a total loss of more than $64 million in just three years," the statement said.

In addition to attempting to close down a group that has existed since 1871, James seeks to recover millions of dollars in lost assets and to stop the four executives from serving on he board of any other not-for-profit group in the state.

Wonder if it has anything to do with this?:
Exclusive: NRA Plans to Spend ’Tens of Millions’ in Battleground States

DC Attorney General Is Suing the NRA Foundation
[Washingtonian] The lawsuit by Karl Racine alleges the NRA's charitable wing funneled money to the gun lobbying group.

While the NRA is incorporated in New York, the NRA Foundation, its charitable wing, is incorporated in the District. Both are headquartered at the same address in Fairfax, Virginia. According to Racine’s lawsuit, an OAG investigation found that the NRA’s financial problems in recent years prompted it to lean heavily on the Foundation for funds, including two $5 million loans in 2017 and 2018, one of which has not been repaid. The lawsuit also alleges a series of fee schedules and other financial schemes to funnel more money to the NRA.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 08/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6508 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  AG James is correct that there were many financial misdeeds in the NRA but this is a truly weird lawsuit.

If financial misdeeds can be used to require de registration of non profit groups, then it can justify de registration of such orgs as the Red Cross, the democrat and republican party, planned parenthood and many, many more.
Posted by: lord garth || 08/07/2020 0:41 Comments || Top||

#2  The suit charges the NRA Republicans Democrats Congresswith "awarding contracts to the financial gain of close associates and family, and appearing to dole out lucrative no-show contracts to former employees in order to buy their silence and continued loyalty," James's office said in a statement.
Posted by: magpie || 08/07/2020 1:53 Comments || Top||

#3  Why all female African American DA's look the same to me? Am I just being a racist, or are they mass produced somewhere?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/07/2020 3:34 Comments || Top||

#4  Yes. Any organization in NY that commits financial mismanagement ought to be disbanded.
Posted by: gorb || 08/07/2020 5:06 Comments || Top||

#5  Break-up of the Clinton Foundation should be any day now then.
Posted by: Clem || 08/07/2020 7:22 Comments || Top||

#6  Have they been convicted of anything?

Direct assault upon the 1st Amendment right of free association, right of free speech. See, its not just about the 2d Amendment. Time to get serious and use TITLE 18, U.S.C., SECTION 242 against the perp.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/07/2020 7:25 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Clem || 08/07/2020 7:29 Comments || Top||

#8  Soros backed AGs? Soros needs to hurry up and have a terminal stroke so he can meet his master in hell.
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 || 08/07/2020 8:46 Comments || Top||

#9  ..its a family thing. It's no longer just the patriarch.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/07/2020 10:18 Comments || Top||

#10  Throwing mud and driving a splitting wedge is worth the taxpayer's money.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/07/2020 10:56 Comments || Top||

#11  I thought Wayne LaPierre had been canned by the members. Screwing with funds for personal use.
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/07/2020 12:22 Comments || Top||

#12  She is doing more to boost revenue for the NRA than any other event. Watch the dollars roll in.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 08/07/2020 12:24 Comments || Top||

#13  She is also trying to freeze the NRA funding for the election.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 08/07/2020 13:14 Comments || Top||

#14  Why all female African American DA's look the same to me?

I’m sure the Soros PAC (or those of the other Progressive multibillionaires who like to spend their couch change this way) finding and funding them also provides training in dress and general appearance to all their candidates, not just the female African-Americans.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/07/2020 13:23 Comments || Top||

#15  New York seeks to break up National Rifle Association, alleging financial mismanagement

..and then there is Congress which makes the NRA look like little kids lemonade stand by comparison if you want to talk financial mismanagement. Then we can start with all the state governments and their public employee ponzi pension plans.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/07/2020 15:20 Comments || Top||

#16  Oliver North forced out as NRA president amid bitter power struggle
This article is more than 1 year old
North, in conflict with chief executive Wayne LaPierre, says he was ‘informed’ he would not be renominated when term ends

Secrecy, Self-Dealing, and Greed at the NRA
The organization’s leadership is focused on external threats, but the real crisis is of its own making.

Interesting read
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/07/2020 19:47 Comments || Top||

#17  She is also trying to freeze the NRA funding for the election.

Good point. Ties up human resources as well.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/07/2020 21:12 Comments || Top||

#18  So, is there some way we could sue to break up New York for financial mismanagement?
Asking for a friend.
Posted by: ed in texas || 08/07/2020 21:47 Comments || Top||

Over 80,000 mail-in ballots disqualified in NYC primary mess
[NYPOST] The mail-in ballots of more than 84,000 New York City Democrats who sought to vote in the presidential primary were disqualified, according to new figures released by the Board of Elections.

The city BOE received 403,103 mail-in ballots for the June 23 Democratic presidential primary.

But the certified results released Wednesday revealed that only 318,995 mail-in ballots were counted.

That means 84,108 ballots were not counted or invalidated — 21 percent of the total.

One out of four mail-in ballots were disqualified for arriving late, lacking a postmark or failing to include a voter’s signature, or other defects. The Post reported Tuesday that roughly 30,000 mail-in ballots were invalidated in Brooklyn alone.

The high invalidation rate provides more proof that election officials and the Postal Service were woefully underprepared to handle and process the avalanche of mail-in ballots that voters were encouraged to fill out to avoid having to go to the polls during the 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...
pandemic, critics said.

Gov. Andrew Sonny Cuomo signed an executive order to make it easier to vote by mail-in or absentee ballot. The state also footed the bill by providing pre-paid envelopes for voters to mail the ballots.

"A 26 percent invalidation rate is astounding. It’s very troubling," said Arthur Schwartz, who represented several candidates in a federal lawsuit claiming voters were disenfranchised over the BOE and Postal Service’s handling of ballots.
Posted by: Fred || 08/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Voted the wrong candidate?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/07/2020 3:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Can you say "voter suppression" boys and girls?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/07/2020 7:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Don't worry, I'm sure they have lots more stashed "just in case "
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 08/07/2020 10:23 Comments || Top||

#4  At least they have a standard and they are holding to it.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 08/07/2020 12:25 Comments || Top||

#5  Any guesses as to how may of the 403,`03 mail-in ballots were from real, live citizens registered to vote?
Posted by: Bobby || 08/07/2020 16:36 Comments || Top||

Minnesota's Largest Newspaper Endorses Ilhan Omar Primary Challenger, Cites Omar's ‘Ethical Distractions'
[Daily Wire] The Minnesota Star-Tribune endorsed one of Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-MN) primary challengers and suggested that the first-term congresswoman has failed to "unite" her district.

The Star-Tribune, the largest newspaper in the state, endorsed Democratic candidate Antone Melton-Meaux
... lawyer, husband to a medical professor/surgeon, Progressive and pro-immigrant like Ilhan Omar, but he is strongly connected to Progressive African-American politics nationally and locally, whereas she belongs to CAIR and the internal Islamist movement...
over Omar in an editorial published Wednesday. The race for Omar's reelection has attracted millions of dollars in an effort to unseat the incumbent with a history of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic comments.

"Melton-Meaux brings a different sensibility to this race, one grounded in helping resolve disputes to move forward ‐ a skill this country is much in need of," the Star-Tribune says. "Whether it's health care, criminal justice or affordable housing, Melton-Meaux appears progressive, but pragmatic. While Omar wants to lead a movement, Melton-Meaux seeks to serve the Fifth District."

The editorial board contrasted Omar's push to defund and abolish police departments and her embrace of a government takeover of the health insurance industry against Melton-Meaux's more "pragmatic" approaches.

"Omar's 2018 victory launched her into the national spotlight as the first Muslim woman and first refugee elected to Congress. But her time has been marred by missteps, including remarks on Israel widely regarded as anti-Semitic, an outsized number of missed votes, and campaign-finance issues," the board continued, noting that "Omar has sent more than $1.6 million to her husband's D.C. political consulting firm, E Street Group, and is herself the target of a Federal Election Commission complaint regarding travel expenses."

"It is just these kinds of ethical distractions that the Fifth District could do without," the board said. "In the Editorial Board interview, Omar took little responsibility for her rocky start, instead largely blaming her critics and saying her failing was perhaps in not realizing what a ‘special unicorn' she would be in Congress."
Like marrying her brother, filing false tax returns, paying her hubs (and herself)...and generally being an Islamic Tw*t
The Democratic establishment has largely coalesced behind Omar, one of the benefits of incumbency. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorsed the freshmen lawmaker on July 13 as funding for Melton-Meaux's candidacy surged into the race.
He out-raised her $3.2 million to less than $500,000 in the last quarter...
Posted by: Frank G || 08/07/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Like marrying her brother, filing false tax returns, paying her hubs (and herself)...and generally being an Islamic Tw*t

And, naturally, the DNC is good with it, as are (were) her constituents in Minnesota.

What a Grade A kurva.
Posted by: Clem || 08/07/2020 0:32 Comments || Top||

#2  How do you say in Somali, you're poll numbers look like crap? /rhet question
Keep shoving that 'election donation' money to your new hubby's front organization.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/07/2020 7:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Interesting. The Strib has been carrying her water for a while now.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 08/07/2020 8:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Somali colony, brought the very things they were fleeing from with them.
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 || 08/07/2020 8:48 Comments || Top||

#5  Need to get the shotgun out, get me one of them flying pigs....
Posted by: Mercutio || 08/07/2020 9:54 Comments || Top||

#6  Minnesota DFL hits Antone Melton-Meaux with campaign finance complaint

Minnesota DFL officials charged Tuesday that Antone Melton-Meaux, the top challenger to incumbent U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, skirted campaign finance laws by hiding some of his top political consultants in Tuesday’s nationally-watched Democratic primary.
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/07/2020 12:45 Comments || Top||

#7  A Federal Election Commission complaint obtained by the Star Tribune alleges Melton-Meaux’s campaign violated federal election law by “conspiring to intentionally obscure” the identity of political consultants listed as limited liability corporations working on his challenge to Omar in a hotly contested race that has already seen each side raise more than $4 million.

DFL Files Campaign Finance Complaint Against Ilhan Omar’s Challenger Melton-Meaux

DFL Files Campaign Finance Complaint Against Ilhan Omar’s Challenger Melton-Meaux
August 7, 2020 Corinne Murdock


Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) filed a complaint against Democratic challenger Antone Melton-Meaux, claiming that his campaign created LLCs to shield the identity of several consultants and donors. The DFL filed the complaint exactly one week before the upcoming primary on August 11.

The DFL’s complaint refers to the disclosure requirements outlined in the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, citing emails from Milton-Meaux’s campaign and a MinnPost article as their main evidence. Three LLCs are named as Respondents.

A press release by the DFL quotes Party Chairman Ken Martin disavowing Melton-Meaux’s candidacy.

Backed by Millions from Pro-Israel Interests, Antone Melton-Meaux Takes Aim at Ilhan Omar
A little-known union-busting attorney from Minnesota is raking in millions in campaign donations, mostly from out of state, in his attempt to unseat anti-war Rep. Ilhan Omar.

Much of his money comes from pro-Israel PACs. America PAC, for instance, has given around $382,000. Strongly conservative group NORPAC raised over $100,000 for Melton-Meaux in fundraisers in May and June, with AIPAC generating three times that amount for him. “Together, we have the privilege of accomplishing a dual objective. Supporting a deserving candidate, Antone Melton-Meaux, who has communicated a genuine desire to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship and bring honor to his country and party while at the same time replacing Ilhan Omar, a highly divisive member of Congress who has proven to be unfairly and repeatedly critical of Israel,” explained NORPAC.

I was wondering where he was getting all this campaign monies, Woodrow
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/07/2020 12:46 Comments || Top||

#8  For all his talk of ending divisiveness, Melton-Meaux has certainly had a divisive career as a partner in Jackson Lewis, a law firm that specializes in union-busting. As the Huffington Post noted, in at least three cases, he represented large corporations that were fighting lawsuits from workers who claimed they were discriminated against or had their wages stolen by their employers. “It’s troubling to see somebody who’s running as a Democrat have that sort of record,” said Chris Shields, a spokesperson for the Minnesota AFL-CIO.

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