Quote seems odd because criminal justice reform has nothing to do with what we are seeing now. Releasing criminals during Covid and letting rioters go almost immediately have more to do with the ongoing troubles.
Another source told Axios that any leaks from unnamed sources about a Trump-Kushner rift are being purposely hurtful.
'Numerous anonymous sources have attempted to provide separation between Jared and the president,' a senior White House official said. 'They have failed for the last three and a half years. They are not going to be successful today either.'
Part of Trump's 4D chess. Allude to some non-existent internal family heat and signal to his base that he is fed up and retribution is coming for the anarchists...think this right before our Independence Day was a co-incidence..hardly
So we don't know if Trump actually said this. One of the MSM's legions of un-named or anonymous sources.
I used to think that stories like this were the result of hard-headed investigative journalism. (stop laughing! I was young)
Now we know they are the result of insider leaks to the press. Somebody wants you to know this. And they want you to know it now. It's always worth thinking about who that somebody might be and why they are sending this message.
Hey, I heard on Twitter that AF is running out of water.
Actually it might shift the cost from Emergency Medical (which the city pays for) to Funeral Services (which the family of the victim has to pay for).
Who cares if more people, mostly black, die? It's not like Black Lives Matter to Liberals...
[Hot Air] At some point early this morning, former Atlanta Police Officer Garret Rolfe after posting a half-million-dollar bond. Rolfe is still facing numerous charges in the death of Rayshard Brooks and the release came despite to keep him locked up. The terms of his release are quite restrictive and he won’t be able to leave town.
But at the same time, more details are emerging from the investigation into what precisely happened on June 12th when Brooks was shot. One Atlanta Police Department homicide detective who has been assigned to the case has investigated the evidence extensively and this week he filed a court brief on behalf of the defense. In it, Detective Al Hogan claimed in the filing that, had Brooks survived the encounter, he would have charged him with ten different criminal charges.
This is going to complicate the District Attorney’s case against Rolfe even further, and it was pretty weak tea to being with. The prosecution is seeking to portray Brooks as some sort of happy-go-lucky drunk who just happened to fall asleep in the Wendy’s drive-through and was then gunned down by racist cops. But both the video evidence and the results of this investigation tell a very different tale.
I touched on this aspect of the case in an earlier article I wrote about what happens when the police become fed up with being used as scapegoats to appease an angry mob. It’s clear that Brooks instigated and then severely escalated the violence at a point where the cops were ready to calmly and safely take him in on a DUI charge. Physically assaulting the police and then stealing a Taser and firing it at them brought the confrontation to a crisis point, particularly when Georgia law defines a Taser as a potentially lethal weapon.
The only moment where the prosecution should be able to hang its hat on some sort of charge against Rolfe comes with the decision to shoot him in the back while he’s fleeing. Rolfe and the other officers would need to be able to convince a jury that allowing Brooks to escape at that point would pose a reasonable risk of danger to either the public or other officers. Given that the Taser was presumably discharged at that point and Brooks didn’t have any other weapons on him, that might be a stretch.
But felony murder? I’m still gobsmacked that the DA could have been so panicked over the potential reaction in the streets to the shooting that he would overreact to such a vast degree. Frankly, I don’t know if they’ll be able to get a conviction against Rolfe for anything at this point, nor am I completely convinced that they should be able to.
[AlAhram] International and regional powers agreed at talks on Tuesday to intensify a military campaign against Islamist murderous Moslems in the West African Sahel region ... North Africa's answer to the Pak tribal areas... , with French President Emmanuel Macron saying victory over the jihadists was within grasp.
Militant attacks in the Sahel have increased over the last two years, especially in the tri-border region of Niger, Burkina Faso ...The country in west Africa that they put where Upper Volta used to be. Its capital is Oogadooga, or something like that. Its president is currently Blaise Compaoré, who took office in 1987 and will leave office feet first, one way or the other... and Mali known as Liptako-Gourma, where local authorities have been overrun.
Mauritania hosted a meeting of the leaders of five Sahel nations plus La Belle France and Spain to plot future strategy in the scrubland south of the Sahara where since 2013 thousands of French troops have been helping countries counter insurgencies.
"The heads of state stressed the need to intensify the fight on all fronts by national and international forces against terrorist groups," the final communique said.
The so-called G-5 Sahel nations comprise Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad - all former French colonies. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez also attended the summit, while other EU leaders joined by video.
"We are all convinced that victory is possible in the Sahel. We are finding our way there thanks to the efforts that have been made over the past six months," Macron said after the summit.
Ahead of the summit, a joint statement by the United Nations ...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks... and a group of aid organizations painted a dark picture of the situation on the ground.
"The security situation in the Sahel countries has tanked considerably in recent months. Conflicts prevailing in the region are having unprecedented humanitarian consequences," it said.
The joint forces, led by La Belle France's 5,100 troops, have so far targeted the regional affiliate of Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems.... , concentrating military efforts on Liptako-Gourma.
French forces said this month that they had killed al Qaeda's North Africa commander Abdelmalik Droukdel ... aka Abdel Wadoud, was a regional leader of the GSPC for several years before becoming the group's supremo in 2004 following the death of then-leader Nabil Sahraoui. Under Abdel Wadoud's leadership the GSPC has sought to develop itself from a largely domestic entity into a larger player on the international terror stage. In September 2006 it was announced that the GSPC had joined forces with al-Qaeda and in January 2007 the group officially changed its name to the Al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb.... . But the G-5 force has been hampered by a lack of funding, equipment and coordination.
La Belle France has long called for more help from its European allies for the mission, which it sees as essential to protecting the security of Europe's southern flank.
[AlAhram] Egypt is looking to attract foreign direct investments of $375 million to the sector in the next two years, increasing the forecast for direct investments from $700 million to $1 billion by 2030.
Unlike its predecessors, the Sisi government is trying to make Egypt financially self-supporting.
Posted by: Fred ||
07/02/2020 00:00 ||
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It's as if Somebody approves of Egypt current policy, or something like that. 😎
[IsraelTimes] YouTube has seen enough of the French comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala. White supremacist Richard Spencer and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, too.
Their channels were among more than 25,000 shut down Monday by the online video sharing platform for violating its hate speech rules.
Dieudonne’s page, which was full of videos agitating against Jews, had some 400,000 subscribers. In a Facebook post, he blames "Israeli pressures" for the removal.
Since the start of 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, many of the videos on the channel have agitated against Jews, French Union of Jewish Students President Noémie Madar tells the French media.
Dieudonne has been convicted at least seven times in La Belle France for inciting racial hatred against Jews.
Spencer, the founder of a white supremacist think tank, has advocated a white ethno-state that would exclude non-whites and Jews.
• Erdogan threatens to shut down social media sites • Watchdog issues broadcast ban to two opposition channels for 5 days • Watchdog investigates German auto makers after VW abandons plans to build a factory in Turkey • Erdogan to visit Qatar tomorrow
[BREITBART] Tuesday, on his CNN program, host Chris Cuomo challenged St. Louis homeowner Mark McCloskey on the merits of his use of self-defense of life and property by brandishing a firearm in front of his home as a mob of protesters threatened him and his wife.
According to Cuomo, by doing so, McCloskey and his wife had become the "face of white resistance" to the Black Lives Matter protest movement.
"[Y]ou have been used and politically weaponized as a face of white resistance to that movement," Cuomo declared. "And that’s why I asked you that, not because that’s how you see yourself. But that’s how you are being seen. I wanted to give you a chance with counsel to respond to that. I don’t see that as an unfair question."
After several back-and-forths between Cuomo and McCloskey and his attorney Albert Watkins, Cuomo closed by reiterating his insistence McCloskey was the "white resistance."
"You were within your rights," Cuomo added. "It should be judged as such. I wanted to talk to you about the broader implication. I wanted to talk about the horrible picture of what’s going on in America right now. To me, it’s not about what’s right and wrong in a court of law. It’s what we have right and wrong about how we treat each other. That’s why the president tweeted this tweet, Mr. Watkins, you know it, and Mr. McCloskey, you know it. He retweeted it because he liked the image of white resistance to this movement, and I’m not saying that it was fair to you. But we know that’s why he did it."
Posted by: Fred ||
07/02/2020 00:00 ||
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Shouldn't have skipped (in favor of protesting something, no doubt) basic physics in school Chris: "every action has an equal and opposite reaction". And, in human affairs, the opposite reaction is not always proportional.
Reconstruction ===> Jim Crow.
Unfortunately, he's now a "public figure", volunteering to appear on national TV
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07/02/2020 14:43 Comments ||
I have found that a large number of personal injury attorneys are Democrats and lean left. That's of little use when the mob comes to your home. The second Amendment is there to protect the individual.
The polio emergency operation center Pakistan has reported one more polio case from the North Waziristan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Tuesday, taking the nationwide figure for this year to 52.https://t.co/cS1Z9RHTzd
^Fake news, Skidmark. Out of the islamist reportage mills in the UK.
The elderly man was gunned down by muslim militants who were resisting arrest, hiding in a mosque. The man was on his way to buy milk from the dairy and was caught in the fires from the terrorist's rifles. The armymen only carried the grandson to safety.
Yes. They already have 6000 to 12000 troops permanently posted to the border outposts, depending on the time of year. This is the second time they've moved so many troops into gilgit-baltistan. Not unforeseen, though. They know what our counter will be. They're probably depending on Chinese assist.
Maybe they want to give a three pronged attack from the north and east. Nepal is hostile too now.
[Rudaw] Tehran has resumed export of natural gas to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund... , three months after the pipeline was damaged in a bad boy attack, Mohammad Askari the spokesperson for the Iran ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... National Gas company told IRNA on Wednesday.
Iranian officials including the oil minister had criticized Turkey for delays in repairing the pipeline, depriving Tehran of hundreds of millions of dollars in desperately needed hard currency.
"With the completion of repairing the gas pipeline for export in Ottoman Turkish soil, the exports have resumed," Askari said. "The export of Iranian gas to Turkey is continuing like before."
Iran foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif ...Persian foreign minister, Mouthpiece of Mullahs, good friend of John Kerry and similar exemplars of Merkin values... visited Turkey last month and discussed an array of issues including terrorism.
"I deemed it necessary to have a trip to Turkey to discuss economic relations, energy cooperation, and regional issues," Zarif said upon arrival in Turkey, according to the Tehran Times.
The natural gas pipeline was damaged in a kaboom claimed by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on March 31, causing a massive dent in Iranian exports to Turkey.
Data from the Ottoman Turkish statistics center shows that in the first five months of this year, Iran exported 356 million dollars to Turkey, a tenfold drop compared to the same period last year. Iran exported 3.5 billion worth of goods and energy to Turkey in the first five months of 2019.
The flow of natural gas to Turkey via the pipeline has been interrupted at least since it became operational in 2001.
Turkey has remained an important trading partner for Tehran at a time when US economic sanctions have starved the Iranian government of necessary foreign currency
In September, Iran made $320 million from natural gas exports to Turkey and Iraq.
Iran exports around 10 billion cubic meters of gas to Turkey annually and is considered the third most important source of natural gas after Russia and Azerbaijan.
Iran and Turkey signed a contract in 1996 at a time when demand for natural gas was growing in Turkey.
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07/02/2020 02:02 ||
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[IsraelTimes] Complex in Tehran’s eastern mountains said to hide underground tunnel system, missile production; authorities have claimed a gas tank blew up at a non-military facility
An explosion that rattled Iran’s capital came from an area in its eastern mountains that analysts believe hides an underground tunnel system and missile production sites, satellite photographs showed Saturday.
What went kaboom! in the incident early Friday that sent a massive fireball into the sky near Tehran remains unclear, as does the cause of the blast. The Fars news agency, which is close to the country’s ultra-conservatives, initially reported that the blast was caused by "an industrial gas tank explosion" near a facility belonging to the defense ministry. It cited an "informed source" and said the site of the incident was not related to the military.
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"One fewer Hezbollah judge is always a good thing," says #US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcoming the recent resignation of the Lebanese judge that ordered a ban on media appearances for the US ambassador to #Lebanon after she criticized #Hezbollah.https://t.co/mbCLIi7B96
The Trump administration will use military force if that's what it takes to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, President Trump’s envoy for Iran, Brian Hook, told me in an interview today in Jerusalem. https://t.co/5EZCqaOqzO
Trump administration has 'struck an amazing deal' with remdesivir maker Gilead
For July, Gilead has sold its entire production of the antiviral to the US
Americans will get 90 per cent of the global supply for August and September
Rest of the world will be forced to go without the potentially life-saving drug ...or we could think of it as Gilead now has guaranteed sales —enough to enable them to pay for increasing production, allowing them to make enough fo supply the rest of the world, and at a lower price, too. But the Daily Mail reporters are generally not up on basic economics....
Unclear how much US paid but Gilead prices it at $3,200 per treatment course
and Accused of undermining the international fight against Covid-19
Indian licensees free to price Remdesivir: Gilead US drug maker to launch own brand of Covid-19 experimental drug in the country next month. Gilead has licensed the drug to four companies — Cipla, Mylan, Hetero and Jubilant Life Sciences — for sale in India, but none of these firms has received approval from the drug controller. most of the four companies are ready with their products and are awaiting nod from the regulator to manufacture and start selling the drug in the country.
A private physician in Mumbai said distributors of Hetero Pharma, one of the licensees in India, are quoting ₹7,000 per 100 mg vial for the generic version of Remdesivir — even ahead of its formal approval. At this price, a five-day full course, which was approved by the Indian authorities on Monday, would cost ₹35,000-42,000 ($463-556). Hetero declined to comment and ET could not independently verify these figures.
The US will not be at the mercy of the makers of these lifesaving drugs to allow exuberant costs at the outset of their employment. Surely, you would be compensated as you had more customers in the long run, or not?
The maker of a drug shown to shorten recovery time for severely ill COVID-19 patients says it will charge $2,340 for a typical treatment course for people covered by government health programs in the United States and other developed countries.
Gilead Sciences announced the price Monday for remdesivir, and said the price would be $3,120 for patients with private insurance. The amount that patients pay out of pocket depends on insurance, income and other factors.
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.