In the first paragraph even!
[WTOL11] Democrats Larry Sykes, Yvonne Harper, Tyrone Riley and Gary Johnson were named in a complaint Tuesday. Attorney Keith Mitchell is accused of funneling bribes.
Four Toledo City Council members and one local attorney are accused of participating in a bribery and extortion scheme that encouraged soliciting and/or accepting cash, checks, money orders or other things of value from local business owners in exchange for their votes on city council.
The scheme was revealed in a criminal complaint filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court. Named in the filing are Democratic council members Larry Sykes (At-Large), Yvonne Harper (District 4), Gary Johnson (At-Large) and Tyrone Riley (District 1).
The federal charges of bribery and extortion carry maximum penalties of 10 years and 20 years in prison, respectively, according to US Attorney Justin Herdman.
The filing in the U.S. Northern District Court describes the alleged offense of "receipt of Bribe by Agent of Organization Receiving Federal Funds" and "Hobbs Act Extortion under Color of Official Right."
According to the affidavit, the FBI started to investigate Toledo City Council in 2018 for soliciting or accepting cash, checks, money orders or other things of value.
[WASHINGTONEXAMINER] A group of protesters marched to the home of Seattle Mayor "Summer of Love" Jenny Durkan on Sunday afternoon, upset that she pledged to dismantle the police-free "Capitol Hill Organized Protest" zone, known as CHOP.
Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant joined a group of dozens of demonstrators gathered at Durkan's home who were holding signs, chanting, and demanding she leave the area alone or meet protesters' demands.
Durkan said last week that police would soon return to Seattle's East Precinct, which has been overrun by protesters who set up the CHOP zone, but gave no timetable.
Demonstrators have controlled the six-block area since June 8, saying they will not leave until the city meets a list of demands.
Defunding the local police department by at least 50% is at the top of their list. Over the last several days, multiple instances of shootings, rape, and robbery have been reported inside or near CHOP, local police said.
As of Monday, the barricades guarding the area remain intact.
Durkan's office issued a statement on the protests, saying Sawant joined the protests "without regard for the safety of the Mayor and her family."
"Mayor Durkan and her family are in the state program to keep their address confidential because of the death threats mostly related to her work as Seattle's U.S. Attorney under President Obama," a statement from the mayor's office issued Sunday read. "Instead of working to make true change, Councilmember Sawant continues to choose political stunts. Tonight she did so without regard for the safety of the Mayor and her family. The Mayor was not even home — she was working at City Hall. Seattle can and should peacefully demonstrate but should not put families and children at risk."
Durkan's office said she supported peaceful forms of protest and the Black Lives Matter movement as a whole.
"Seattle has a long tradition of peaceful protest and advocacy for progressive change, and Mayor Durkan strongly supports those rights. Mayor Durkan will continue to listen to leaders in Seattle's Black community," the mayor's office said in a statement. "She is working hard to translate the calls for change into real, tangible systemic changes to policing and all the other systems needed for strong and healthy communities. She has prioritized these as Mayor, with investments in housing, education, youth opportunity, and economic equity. She proposes investing an additional $100 million into the Black community."
Raj, I don't take your broad brushing of all us as 'idjits' as there are many who also think the D's are beyond stupid, but the Seattle-Tacoma population is such they pretty much negate the rest of the state. I would do the Snoopy Happy Dance if those two sh1t holes fell into Puget Sound taking all the local idjits with them.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of officials who worked for former Republican President George W. Bush are set to endorse Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden, people involved in the effort said, the latest Republican-led group coming out to oppose the re-election of Donald Trump.
The officials, who include Cabinet secretaries and other senior people in the Bush administration, have formed a political action committee - 43 Alumni for Biden - to support the former vice president in his Nov. 3 race, three organizers of the group told Reuters. Bush was the country’s 43rd president.
The Super PAC will launch on Wednesday with a website and Facebook page, they said. It plans to release "testimonial videos" praising Biden from high-profile Republicans and will hold get-out-the-vote efforts in the most competitive states.
The group is the latest of a number of Republican organizations opposing Trump’s re-election, yet another sign that he has alienated some in his own party, most recently with his response to the coronavirus pandemic and nationwide protests over racial injustice and police brutality against Black Americans.
These elites have been pushing Trump to go to war with Venezuela and Iran ever since he got into office. Russia is definitely on the list. I hope we like cemeteries full of dead Americans, because that's about what we're going to get. If you liked the Iraq war, it's going to be a whole lot worse.
So the globalist open borders chamber of commerce swamp elites want a senile President they can control and manipulate to further destroy America. I for one welcome the list headed by Romney, Paul Ryan, Colin Powell, John Bolton....
Get in the game Trump... tear down anything named Bush and rename the ‘George Bush Center of Intelligence’
The DOD's budget is enormous and it's still is stretched to the limit trying to get Raider bombers, new ICBMS and Columbia class SBNNs built. Along with the ongoing costs of the F-35 and the Virginia class SSNs. It's time to stop dropping bombs and pushing troops into the line of fire and get rebuilt.
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Hundreds of officials who worked for former Republican President George W. Bush
Makes you wonder how many are still working for the Feds and / or are now lobbyists, probably most of them.
At least we now have a confirming data point for the existence of the Republican Beltway Party - go along to get along, have a nice uneventful DC career, draw a pension, hit the lecture circuit, do some lobbying or get a no heavy lifting BS job at a nonprofit.
Venezuela['s revolution was more or less instigated and supported by Russia. That's how I know they're communist.
You ignore this. That's how I know you're a communist.
Communism isn't an economic system, it's a political system that masquerades as an economic system. that's how you can make snarky snows of support to the countries that support Iran's bomb program and are bombing Syria flat so they'll have a launch platform to use against Israel.
[SaraACarter] House Democrats on Tuesday introduced a resolution to ’investigate and consider’ impeaching Attorney General William Barr. The move comes just a few months after their failed attempt to impeach President Donald Trump.
Congressman Steve Cohen, R-TN [R?]
brought the measure to the House floor with the support of 35 co-sponsors. The group alleges that "Attorney General Barr has undermined our judicial system and perverted the rule of law."
He added, "In the past few weeks alone, Barr has ordered the attack on peaceful protestors in Lafayette Park, in violation of their constitutional rights, and moved to drop charges against Michael Flynn, the President’s former campaign advisor, despite his guilty pleas. He fired without any explanation the U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York who was overseeing investigations into the President’s associates and possibly the President himself."
"The pattern here is unmistakable. Barr obstructs justice by favoring the President’s friends and political allies. He abuses his power by using the Department of Justice to harass, intimidate and attack disfavored Americans and the President’s political opponents. My oath to support and defend the Constitution compels me to confront this corruption. Congress is a co-equal branch of government and we must get to the bottom of this and hold Bill Barr accountable."
Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jim Jordan criticized his colleagues' move saying, "Are you kidding me?", adding "Bill Barr is cleaning up the mess that Obama, Biden, and Comey created!" Strange, really. Barr with his molasses-like speed (at best) should be considered a friend of the Dems
Stephen Ira Cohen is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative from Tennessee's 9th congressional district since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes the western three-fourths of Memphis.
One of the urban solid Democrat areas of Tenn. Black voter plantation for the Dems for years
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Barr with his molasses-like speed (at best) should be considered a friend of the Dems
Try thorough instead, Clem. When fighting the Deep State, each move must devastate its target. If there is any question whatsoever about the charges and supporting data, the entire Deep State will strike back.
[Breitbart] The Connecticut GOP called upon the “Democratic Party” to change its name Monday, issuing a resolution that asserts Democrats must address “the hundreds of years of racial oppression, violence, and multiple violations of human rights” associated with their party.
“We believe it is vital that every citizen know the truth about the so-called party of inclusion and acceptance,” said the state GOP Chairman J.R. Romano in a press release.
If we are to hold Christopher Columbus accountable over 500 years after the fact, it is our duty and moral obligation to hold the Democratic Party accountable.
As recently as 1977, Joe Biden sought the support of segregationists. Biden has publicly stated that ‘you ain’t black’ unless you support the Democratic Nominee. Statements like this bring back the ugly imaginary of political cartoons like ‘Of Course He wants to vote Democrat Ticket.’”
Alinsky the heck out o’them, guys — make them live up to their own rules.
[HotAir] Back at the beginning of June, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser took it upon herself to rename a public street “Black Lives Matter Plaza” and ordered those three words to be painted in huge yellow letters spanning two blocks of 16th Street NW. This was an obvious sop to the protesters and rioters who have been filling the streets of most major cities for quite some time now, as well as an opportunity to score a few quick headlines in her ongoing PR battle with Donald Trump. But in doing so, she also established a precedent of sorts. Public streets in the nation’s capital that are maintained using taxpayer funds were now apparently legitimate fora for the expression of political opinions.
Taking that signal to heart, Judicial Watch decided to get in on the action themselves. They sent in a request to paint another street in the same area with their own slogan. Strangely, despite multiple attempts to prompt a response from the Mayor, they were unable to obtain permission to do the same thing she had done. Seeing no other recourse, the group is now taking the Mayor to court to ensure their own right to free expression under the First Amendment.
Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a civil rights lawsuit against DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and other officials for First Amendment violations over their refusal to allow Judicial Watch to paint the message “Because No One Is Above the Law!” on a DC street. (Judicial Watch. v. Muriel Bowser, et al. (No. 1:20-cv-01789)).
On June 5, 2020, after days of protests and riots in Washington, DC, led by the Black Lives Matter organization, Mayor Bowser authorized the painting of “Black Lives Matter” on 16th Street NW, and later authorized or allowed “Defund the Police” to be painted alongside it.
The group sent a letter requesting permission to paint “Because No One is Above the Law!” in the identical size and coloring of the “Black Lives Matter” painting on another DC street near its headquarters near Capitol Hill. Judicial Watch offered to pay for the cost of the painting and, citing the timely nature of the issue, asked for a response in three days.
This process isn’t going to be confined to the District of Columbia. Never one to miss an opportunity to jump on the liberal bandwagon, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio similarly announced this week that huge “Black Lives Matter” statements would be painted on streets in all five boroughs of Gotham. In response, Judicial Watch has already sent a letter to Hizzoner requesting permission to paint their motto on Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets. There’s been no word yet as to whether or not the Mayor will comply.
[FOX8] A Christopher Columbus statue outside Columbus’ City Hall was removed early Wednesday morning.
The statue will be placed in storage, according to a press release from Mayor Andrew Ginther’s office, according to our sister station, NBC 4.
“For many people in our community, the statue represents patriarchy, oppression and divisiveness. That does not represent our great city, and we will no longer live in the shadow of our ugly past,” said Mayor Ginther. “Now is the right time to replace this statue with artwork that demonstrates our enduring fight to end racism and celebrate the themes of diversity and inclusion.”
Ginther says he has also asked the Columbus Art Commission to launch a community-driven process for a replacement.
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.