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How Do We Regain Trust in the FBI?
Sunday June 20th, 2021

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Saudis report intercepting 10 drones launched by Iran-backed rebels in Yemen
Two PKK fighters killed in Turkish airstrike in Sharbazher: mayor
Gov. Kristi Noem : %u2018We'd Love to Help' Texas with Border, Working to See If We Can Make That Possible (Video)
Charges dropped for hundreds of alleged looters in New York City
Former Kardashian bodyguard reveals how he fought off armed robbers as they sprayed his security truck with 30 bullets in attempted ambush in South Africa

Posted by: Fred || 06/20/2021 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Constance Campbell Bennett, was an American stage, film, radio and television actress. She was a major Hollywood star during the 1920s and 1930s and for a time during the early 1930s, she was the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, as well as one of the most popular. [Wikipedia]
Born:
Constance Campbell Bennett, October 22, 1904, New York City, U.S.
Died:
July 24, 1965, Fort Dix, New Jersey, U.S.
Resting place:
Arlington National Cemetery
Posted by: Harry Chusoth4206 || 06/20/2021 11:26 Comments || Top||

#2  1920s



Posted by: Harry Chusoth4206 || 06/20/2021 11:29 Comments || Top||

#3  1930s



Posted by: Harry Chusoth4206 || 06/20/2021 11:34 Comments || Top||

#4  1940s and later





Topper
Posted by: Harry Chusoth4206 || 06/20/2021 11:42 Comments || Top||

#5  Is that a boat-tail Auburn speedster?
Posted by: Warthog || 06/20/2021 15:30 Comments || Top||

#6  Only five WOT articles today? What about all those White Supremacists? What's happening with them?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/20/2021 15:52 Comments || Top||

#7  We got overwhelmed with politix.
Posted by: Fred || 06/20/2021 18:46 Comments || Top||

#8  Blame it on the bFathers Day news vacuum. Happens every year.
Posted by: jpal || 06/20/2021 19:01 Comments || Top||


-Lurid Crime Tales-
Charges dropped for hundreds of alleged looters in New York City
Unexpectedly.
[NEWS.YAHOO] In late May and early June 2020, looters smashed storefronts in the Bronx and Manhattan boroughs of New York City.

Many were caught on tape, some with their faces visible. Others even posted their own videos of their actions those nights on social media. Hundreds were arrested.

But a review of NYPD data by the investigative team at WNBC, the NBC owned station in New York, shows that a large percentage of the cases — particularly in the Bronx — were dismissed, and that many convictions were for counts like trespassing that carry no jail time.

"I was in total shock that everything is being brushed off to the side," said Jessica Betancourt, who owns an eyeglass shop that was looted and destroyed along Burnside Avenue in the Bronx last June.

According to the data, 118 arrests were made in the Bronx during the worst of the looting in early June.

Since then, the NYPD says the Bronx district attorney
...that’d be Darcel Denise Clark, Democrat, a.k.a. Darcel Clark, who spent her entire career in the Bronx: first as a prosecutor, then as a judge, then twice elected as the Bronx district attorney because there are better opportunities for graft. Unusually, she grew up in the Bronx projects with both a father and a mother, so she should know better. If she is not a recipient of Progressive billionaire funding, it’s because she’s giving it away for free...
and the courts have dismissed most of those cases — 73 in all. Eighteen cases remain open and there have been 19 convictions for mostly lesser counts like trespassing, counts which carry no jail time.

Betancourt, who is also vice president of a local merchants 'association, called the numbers "disgusting." She said local business leaders are upset few are being held accountable for the destruction they caused.

In Manhattan, much of the looting occurred in the upscale neighborhood of Soho. Amid the Covid pandemic, mobs and organized criminals were taking advantage of huge protests in the city after the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd.

The NYPD data shows there were 485 arrests in Manhattan. Of those cases, 222 were later dropped and 73 resulted in convictions for lesser counts like trespassing, which carries no jail time. Another 40 cases involved juveniles and were sent to family court; 128 cases remain open.
Posted by: Fred || 06/20/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  words fail
Posted by: Vinegar These6741 || 06/20/2021 3:17 Comments || Top||

#2  They can keep the items as reparations.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/20/2021 5:08 Comments || Top||

#3 

In NY, Looting is treated like a 2nd/3rd degree FELONY Burglary.

An according the NY Law. A person Jailed for or Convicted but still on probation for a Felony can't vote in NY.

So arresting and charging them for Looting is quite a serious problem for the Socialist-Democrat party. Because it would prohibit such persons from voting in 2022 & 2024 elections. ☺☻☻☻☺
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/20/2021 6:02 Comments || Top||

#4  Just collecting reparations.
Posted by: Gerthudion Whomoper3485 || 06/20/2021 9:05 Comments || Top||

#5  Birds of a feather flock together.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 06/20/2021 9:11 Comments || Top||

#6  Because it would prohibit such persons from voting in 2022 & 2024 elections.

Says who? It hasn't stopped Felons, the Dead, and Imaginary Friends from voting before.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/20/2021 10:33 Comments || Top||

#7  May New Yorkers' future shopping experience be as enjoyable and fruitful as 1980 Moscow.
Posted by: Andy Hatrack1125 || 06/20/2021 10:36 Comments || Top||

#8  The fall of the U.S..
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 06/20/2021 14:42 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Two Districts Fall to Taliban in North as Clashes Continue
[ToloNews] The centers of two districts in northern Afghanistan have fallen to the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
following festivities in the last 12 hours with sources reporting high casualties among Afghan forces in Jawzjan province.

Amruddin Danishjo, the deputy head of the Jawzjan provincial council, said the center of the Mardian district in Jawzjan fell to the Taliban on Saturday morning.

He said that at least 16 security force members were killed and 14 more captured by the Taliban in festivities in the district.

Officials in Jawzjan have not commented on the fall of the district to the Taliban.

Meanwhile,
...back at the shootout, Butch cautiously raised his hat over the edge of the horse trough on the end of a stick......
Abdul Ahad Ail Bek, a member of the Faryab provincial council, said that the center of Khwaja Sabz Posh district in Faryab fell to the Taliban on Friday night.

He said that Gul Ekhtiar Arab, a security forces commander in Faryab, has surrendered to the Taliban with his personnel after they did not receive support.

Faryab officials have not commented on the report.

This comes as the 209 Shaheen Corps in a statement on Saturday said that Mawlawi Sunnatullah, head of Taliban’s military commission, and eight others were killed in the Afghan Army’s operation in Qosh Tepa district in Jawzjan on Friday.

Sources have said that more than 30 districts have fallen to the Taliban in the last two months. The Defense Ministry reported festivities in 13 provinces on Friday.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/20/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Arabia
Saudis report intercepting 10 drones launched by Iran-backed rebels in Yemen
[IsraelTimes] Saudi air defenses intercepted and destroyed 10 drones fired at the kingdom by Iran's Houthi sock puppets
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him...
rebels in Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
, state media reports, quoting the Saudi-led military coalition battling the bad boys.

The official Saudi Press Agency reports that seven of the drones targeted regions in southern Saudi Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. Fifteen of the nineteen WTC hijackers were Saudis, and most major jihadi commanders were Saudis, to include Osama bin Laden. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman quietly folded that tent in 2016, doing terrible things to the guys running it, and has since been dragging the kingdom into the current century...
. Three targeted the Khamis Mushait region, also in the south and home to military installations, it said.

"The interception operations were successful," the coalition says in a statement, adding that the drones were packed with explosives and seven were knocked out in Yemeni air space.

Earlier today the Iran-backed Houthi rebels tweeted that one drone was launched in the morning towards the King Khaled air base in Khamis Mushait.

The developments come as a diplomatic push by the United Nations
...a formerly good idea gone bad...
, the United States and regional countries to secure a ceasefire in Yemen after more than six years of devastating conflict have failed.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/20/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [62 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Iraq
Two PKK fighters killed in Turkish airstrike in Sharbazher: mayor
[Rudaw] Two members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party have been confirmed killed and one injured in a Ottoman Turkish Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
on a vehicle in the Sharbazher area of Sulaimani province, a local mayor has confirmed to Rudaw.

The airstrike took place in Galala village, according to Kamaran Hassan, the mayor of the nearby town of Mawat.

A fire has broken out in the village, according to footage submitted to Rudaw by a local resident, who said the PKK vehicle was passing through the area at the time of the attack and was struck just before 7pm.

It comes less than a week after four people were killed in a Ottoman Turkish airstrike on a vehicle in Sulaimani’s Halsho subdistrict.

Ottoman Turkish airstrikes have time and time again targeted mountains near the Sharbazher area.

The strike on Saturday comes amid ongoing Ottoman Turkish operations in Duhok province targeting the PKK.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/20/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [66 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Lebanon Seizes Captagon Pills Bound for SA
[AnNahar] Lebanese authorities seized Friday millions of Captagon pills in the port of Beirut, placed in two containers loaded with stones and prepared for smuggling to Saudi Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. Fifteen of the nineteen WTC hijackers were Saudis, and most major jihadi commanders were Saudis, to include Osama bin Laden. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman quietly folded that tent in 2016, doing terrible things to the guys running it, and has since been dragging the kingdom into the current century...
Caretaker Minister of Interior Mohammed Fahmi on Friday revealed that the shipment was bound for Jeddah.

Security forces have doubled down to prevent smuggling from Leb
...an Iranian colony situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. The Leb civil war, between 1975 and 1990, lasted a little over 145 years and produced 120,000 fatalities. The average length of a ceasefire was measured in seconds. The Lebs maintain a precarious sectarian balance among Shiites, Sunnis, and about a dozeen flavors of Christians. It is the home of Hezbollah, which periodically starts a war with the Zionist Entity, gets Beirut pounded to rubble, and then declares victory and has a parade. The Lebs have the curious habit of periodically murdering their heads of state or prime ministers, a practice dating back to the heady human sacrifice days of Baal Moloch...
, regularly carrying out drug busts on its soil.

Fahmi asked all countries to have trust in Lebanon and asked the citizens in Lebanon to join their efforts with security forces in order to help restore confidence in Lebanon.

He congratulated the port’s Customs on seizing millions of Captagon pills, pointing to coordination between all security agencies, contributing to curbing the scourge of smuggling.

He stated that security agencies arrested the criminal masterminds involved in drug smuggling, and that efforts are ongoing to track more sides involved.

In May, Saudi Arabia banned Lebanese fruit and vegetable imports after seizing 5.3 million banned Captagon pills hidden in a consignment of pomegranates reportedly from Lebanon.
A strong motivator to ignore bribes long since spent...
Lebanon urged Saudi Arabia to rethink the ban on Lebanese fruit and vegetable imports.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/20/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [117 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  I think 'Captagon' refers to a variety of blends that combine amphetamines, hallucinogens and bronchodilators.

A person taking them would have increased energy and awareness, better breathing and psychotic thoughts for as long as the product was effective.

Good for a few hours of intense jihadic activity.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 06/20/2021 8:58 Comments || Top||



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  All officers of Portland Police riot response team resign
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  Expelled Jordanian MP Osama Al-Ajarmeh arrested
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  Egypt upholds death penalty for 12 Muslim Brotherhood members
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