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Oregon Man Arrested After Firing gun Into Federal Courthouse

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PORTLAND, Ore.—A Beavercreek, Oregon man has been arrested and charged for discharging a firearm into the Hatfield Federal Courthouse on January 8, 2021, announced U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams.

Cody Melby, 39, has been charged by criminal complaint with destruction of government property.

According to the complaint, at approximately 7:35pm on January 8, Melby allegedly jumped over a security fence at the Hatfield Courthouse and, using a 9mm handgun, fired several rounds into the building’s exterior. Two courthouse security officers exited the building and approached Melby after observing him on a closed-circuit security camera. Melby told the officers he had a gun and the officers placed him in handcuffs without further incident.

Federal Protective Service officers dispatched to the scene located five spent 9mm bullet casings, three spent bullets, three bullet holes in plywood affixed to the building’s stone columns, and damage to the metal soffit above the building’s main entrance.

Melby will make his first appearance in federal court today before a U.S. Magistrate Judge in Portland.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Protective Service and FBI. It is being prosecuted by Paul Maloney, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon.

Criminal complaints are only accusations of a crime, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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Absolutely groundless: Russia rejects US claim of Iran-Qaeda ties

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Russia has dismissed the United States' latest bout of trying to link the al-Qaeda terrorist group and Iran without providing any proof as "absolutely" groundless.

"This is absolutely unsubstantiated and unreasonable. There is absolutely no information" supporting such a claim, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zamir Kabulov said in a statement on Wednesday, Russia's Sputnik news agency reported.

On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who has established himself as the most radical anti-Iran official within US President Donald Trump's now-outgoing administration, called Iran the terrorist group's "new home base" without producing any evidence. He made the remarks as part of, what he called, publicizing "declassified US intelligence," which — as in the case of Washington's other claims against Tehran — surprisingly lacked all "declassified proof."
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Uganda bans social media ahead of presidential election

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KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda banned social media on Tuesday, two days ahead of a presidential election pitting Yoweri Museveni, one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, against opposition frontrunner Bobi Wine, a popular singer.

In a letter seen by Reuters to internet service providers dated Jan. 12, Uganda’s communications regulator ordered them to block all social media platforms and messaging apps until further notice.

Internet monitor NetBlocks said its data showed that Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, Skype, Snapchat, Viber and Google Play Store were among a lengthy list of sites unavailable via Uganda’s main cell network operators.

Campaigning ahead of the vote has been marred by brutal crackdowns on opposition rallies, which the authorities say break COVID-19 curbs on large gatherings. Rights groups say the restrictions are a pretext for muzzling the opposition.

At 38, Wine is half the age of President Yoweri Museveni and has attracted a large following among young people in a nation where 80% of the population are under 30, rattling the ruling National Resistance Movement party.

Wine is considered the frontrunner among 10 candidates challenging Museveni, the former guerrilla leader who seized power in 1986 and brought stability to a country after the murderous reigns of dictators Milton Obote and Idi Amin.

While security forces have intimidated the opposition at previous elections, the run up to this year’s vote has been especially violent. In November, 54 people were killed as soldiers and police quelled protests after Wine was detained.
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Two Native Savages Charged with Hate Crimes in Hawaiian Chimpout

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Two Maui Men Charged With Hate Crimes For Racially Motivated Attack

A federal grand jury in Honolulu, Hawaii, returned an indictment charging Kaulana Alo Kaonohi and Levi Aki, Jr. with a hate crime for their racially motivated attack on a Caucasian man who was attempting to move into the defendants’ Native Hawaiian neighborhood of Kahakuloa on Maui.

The indictment was announced today by Acting Assistant Attorney General John B. Daukas for the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney Kenji M. Price for the District of Hawaii, and FBI Honolulu Special Agent in Charge Eli S. Miranda.

The indictment alleges that, on Feb. 13, 2014, Kaonohi and Aki willfully caused bodily injury to C.K., and attempted to cause bodily injury to C.K. through the use of a dangerous weapon (a shovel), because of C.K.’s actual and perceived race and color.

The maximum penalty for the charged crime is 10 years of imprisonment. An indictment is merely an accusation, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

The FBI conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Thomas of the District of Hawaii is prosecuting the case in partnership with Special Litigation Counsel Christopher J. Perras and Trial Attorney Tara Allison of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.

Capitol police officer dead by suicide after responding to Capitol riot

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WASHINGTON - A 15-year veteran of the U.S. Capitol Police has taken his life after responding to Wednesday's deadly riot in the halls of Congress.

Howard Liebengood was 51 years old and jewish.

It's the second life lost in four days for Capitol Police following the death of Officer Brian Sicknick, another jewish officer who suffered injuries during the Capitol riot.

Four other people, including an unarmed Trump supporter, died after Wednesday's storming of the Capitol during a congressional hearing certifying Joe Biden's election victory.

Sources say Liebengood was off-duty when he died Saturday.

"Every Capitol Police Officer puts the security of others before their own safety and Officer Liebengood was an example of the selfless service that is the hallmark of USCP," Capitol Police Union Chairman Gus Papathanasiou said in a statement. "This is a tragic day."

Liebengood joined the force in 2005 and was assigned to the Senate division.

He is the son of former Senate Sergeant-At-Arms Howard S. Liebengood. The younger Liebengood got his generously compensated, prestigious position with the Capitol police by nepotism rather than by being the most qualified applicant.

Liebengood's death adds to the turmoil among law enforcement at the Capitol following Wednesday's riot.

U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund resigned on Friday, earlier than expected, following criticism of his handling of the crowds that stormed the Capitol.

Paul Irving and Michael Stenger, the respective House and Senate sergeant-at-arms, are stepping down as well.

Federal authorities are now bracing for another wave of right-wing demonstrations opposed to Joe Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20.
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Benjamin de Rothschild, head of Edmond de Rothschild Holding SA, dies at 57

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Benjamin de Rothschild, the chairman of the Edmond de Rothschild Holding S.A. company, has died.

Rothschild, who headed the banking group for more than two decades, died at 57 at his home on Friday following a heart attack, the company said.

“It is with deep regret and great sadness that Edmond de Rothschild Group announces the passing of Benjamin de Rothschild following a heart attack at his home in Pregny, Switzerland,” according to a company statement on Saturday. "The thoughts of the Group's employees go out to his wife Ariane de Rothschild and his children, as well as to all his family and loved ones, to whom they extend their most sincere condolences."

"Visionary entrepreneur, passionate about finance, speed, sailing and automobiles, wine enthusiast, Benjamin de Rothschild was also an active philanthropist, namely involved in developing innovation within the Adolphe de Rothschild Foundation Hospital," it added. "With his unique character, Benjamin de Rothschild never ceased to transform and modernise his legacy, in line with the family's values."

The Swiss branch of the family’s banking dynasty was created by Baron Edmond de Rothschild in 1953, according to Bloomberg. The sprawling business made them among the world’s richest families.

As of the end of 2019, the company had slightly less than $200 billion in assets in 15 different countries.
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Lincoln Project founder John Weaver Caught Secretly Being a Faggot

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…and decides its a good moment to finally come out of the closet. How brave!
>'The truth is that I'm gay,' veteran GOP operative tells Axios
>'The whole truth is that I've been gay for decades and have been lying about it the whole time. I have other secrets to hide too, if I told you everything I've done in my secret gay sex life they'd lock me up and throw away the key'
One of the founders of the anti-Trump group The Lincoln Project has admitted to "inappropriate" behavior after several men accused him of sending them "unsolicited and sexually suggestive messages," according to Axios.

The alleged missives from John Weaver, a veteran GOP operative and former aide to prominent Republicans like former Ohio Gov. John Kasich and the late Sen. John McCain, were "sometimes coupled with offers of employment or political advancement," Axios reported Friday.

"To the men I made uncomfortable through my messages that I viewed as consensual mutual conversations at the time: I am truly sorry," Weaver said in a statement published by the outlet. "They were inappropriate and it was because of my failings that this discomfort was brought on you.

"The truth is that I'm gay," Weaver added. "And that I have a wife and two kids who I love. My inability to reconcile those two truths has led to this agonizing place."


Axios noted that while Weaver was apologetic, he suggested that the sudden emergence of the claims could be traced "to critics of him and the [sic] Lincoln Project."

"While I am taking full responsibility for the inappropriate messages and conversations, I want to state clearly that the other smears being leveled at me ... are categorically false and outrageous," Weaver told Axios.

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Argentine toy manufacturer makes doll of ‘QAnon Shaman’

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Toy manufacturer Ieie Milonga has made a doll of Jacob Anthony Chansley, known as Jake Angeli or the ‘QAnon Shaman,’ who took part in the assault on the US Capitol wearing horns and a fur hat, on January 6.

The manufacturing process of the doll could be seen in Buenos Aires on Monday.

"We make dolls related to the news and things that go around the world. Practically from memes, from news in the newspapers, on TV, characters like this same warrior," Milonga explained.

Angeli rose to fame when he burst into the Washington Capitol bare-chested and wearing a furry headdress and a helmet with horns. He was arrested on Saturday in Arizona.

About the motivation for making the toy, Milonga said the character drew his attention, in addition to the fact that the assault happened in the United States, so he thought "it had to be done."

"When we produced the dolls it had a very big impact, because it was news everywhere," he said, adding that "orders came from all over the world, and particularly from the United States."

According to reports, the doll has a price of 600 Argentine pesos (about €6, $7). Milonga also made other dolls of famous people such as the late football legend Diego Armando Maradona who died in December 2020, the Vice-President of Argentina Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner or The Beatles.
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This is a /k/ thread about a news article about how democrats are pre filing laws to deny Americans their basic human rights. This thread is not allowed on /k/ so it is here. The right to keep and bear arms is a basic human right.
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‘QAnon Shaman’ Capitol rioter wants pardon from President Trump
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