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San Francisco sues 28 alleged dealers to keep drugs out of the city

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The city of San Francisco has sued 28 alleged drug dealers it says openly ply their trade in a section of the Tenderloin neighborhood.

City officials have said the area covered by the lawsuit is a frequent site of public drug use, according to The Associated Press.

“You see people who are pushing strollers, mothers who have to go out onto the streets and go around the drug dealing, and the drug using,” Mayor London Breed (D) said. “San Francisco has become the place to go to sell drugs, it is known widely, and that has got to stop.”

The lawsuits would bar the defendants from 50 blocks of the Tenderloin and a section of the adjacent South of Market neighborhood, the AP reported. Violations could bring $6,000 fines, arrests on misdemeanor charges and seizure of their assets.

Cont'd:

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/518132-san-francisco-sues-28-alleged-drug-dealers-to-keep-them-out-of-drug

Bloomberg raises $20 million for felons to vote

No.695621 ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReport
https://news.yahoo.com/bloomberg-helps-raise-20-million-181133129.html

>Billionaire and former Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg has helped raise more than $20 million to help felons released from prison register to vote in Florida, a key battleground state in the upcoming general election.

>Bloomberg contributed to an influx of funds received by the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, which says it has raised more than $20 million to pay the court debts of thousands of felons in Florida after a federal appeals court ruled this month that the former prisoners will not be able to vote until they pay fees and fines they owe to the state.

>“The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy and no American should be denied that right,” Bloomberg said in a statement. “Working together with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, we are determined to end disenfranchisement and the discrimination that has always driven it.”

>The former New York City mayor and others including singer John Legend contributed to the coalition’s massive fundraising effort as the October 5 deadline to register to vote in Florida approaches. The coalition says it has paid the court debts of nearly 5,000 convicted felons so far. Nearly 775,000 felons in the state are estimated to owe court debts and are barred from voting by the restrictions put in place by the Republican-controlled Florida legislature.

>“This outpouring of support for returning citizens is reminiscent of the type of support we received from people from all walks of life during our Amendment 4 campaign,” said Desmond Meade, the coalition’s executive director, referring to the 2018 ballot initiative that scrapped the lifetime voting ban on most felons.
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Donald Trump Wanted to Keep This Video Deposition Secret. We Got a Copy.

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https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/09/donald-trump-university-fraud-lawsuit-deposition-full-video/

During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump was burdened with lawsuits that accused him and his Trump University of defrauding students who had paid thousands of dollars to learn the supposed secrets of Trump’s financial success. Though the Trump U controversy raised questions about Trump’s fitness for office, he managed to score two legal victories in the case as it proceeded. He won a postponement in the trial until after Election Day, and he managed to seal the video of a six-hour deposition he gave in the case. That meant voters would not see news reports of Trump on the stand in a federal civil fraud case or be able to watch this footage of Trump being questioned concerning allegations of fraud. But Mother Jones has now obtained the full video of Trump’s deposition, and though the written transcript of the session was released in June 2016, the video version includes several exchanges that likely would not have played well for Trump had they become public when he was chasing votes.
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Right Wing Racist kills himself after 'self-defense' claim fails in murder of peaceful protestor

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/09/20/jake-gardner-james-scurlock-shooting-omaha-nebraska-suicide/5848139002/

A white bar owner charged with fatally shooting an unarmed Black man in May during protests in Omaha, Nebraska died by suicide in Oregon on Sunday, according to Gardner's attorneys.

"The family of Jake Gardner has asked Tom Monaghan and myself to share the news of his death today, at his own hand," attorney Stu Dornan said at a press conference Sunday.

The Hillsboro Police Department in Oregon is conducting an investigation into a cause of death after finding Gardner's body outside a medical clinic, according to a news release.

Dornan said Gardner, 38, was scheduled to return to Omaha on Sunday night to face charges in the death of 22-year-old James Scurlock on May 30. A grand jury charged Gardner on Tuesday with manslaughter, attempted assault, making terroristic threats and using a gun to commit a felony.

"Unfortunately, there are two men who have died in a terrible tragedy," Dornan said. "It's a terrible tragedy for the Omaha community, it's a terrible tragedy for James Scurlock and his family, it's a terrible tragedy for the Gardner family."

Gardner's death comes two days after Douglas County District Judge James Gleason approved an arrest warrant but only signed the affidavit portion, the Omaha World-Herald reported. Gleason did not sign an actual warrant, the newspaper reported.

Dornan said Gardner left Omaha after the May 30 shooting due to "great risks," such as death threats.

Gardner shot and killed Scurlock outside his bar in downtown Omaha as protests erupted across the country following the Memorial Day death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.
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Whistleblower says top Trump appointees tried to censor reports on Russian influence

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A Trump administration official accused Homeland Security leaders of intervening because the reports made "the president look bad."

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/09/whistleblower-says-top-homeland-security-appointees-tried-to-censor-reports-on-russian-influence-410920

Top Trump appointees at the Department of Homeland Security repeatedly sought to censor or stop reports on Russian influence activities in the United States, according to a whistleblower report released by the House Intelligence Committee.

The report, filed by DHS official Brian Murphy, alleges that acting Secretary Chad Wolf, his predecessor Kirstjen Nielsen and other senior DHS brass engaged in “a repeated pattern of abuse of authority, attempted censorship of intelligence analysis and improper administration of an intelligence program related to Russian efforts to influence and undermine United States interests.”

That pattern, Murphy alleged, stretched from March 2018 until last month. He claims he was retaliated against by Wolf, who “demoted” him to the role of assistant to the deputy under secretary for the DHS Management Division on Aug. 1.

Murphy, who had previously served as undersecretary for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, filed the 24-page complaint on Sept. 8, alleging that he was instructed to halt the assessments because they were making “the president look bad.” The report was delivered by Murphy’s attorney, Mark Zaid, to the Intelligence Committee on Tuesday.

The report describes a series of additional alleged abuses and legal violations by current and former leaders, including Nielsen, Wolf and an acting deputy, Ken Cuccinelli.

Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) has asked Murphy to testify on Sept. 21, and the interview is likely to take place in secure House facilities that would permit Murphy to discuss classified details he was unable to include in the public version of his complaint.
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City of Minneapolis COMMENDS heavily ARMED group

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City of Minneapolis commends heavily armed group of black 'Freedom Fighters' who've been patrolling streets 'protecting businesses, protesters and black heritage' since death of George Floyd

>The Minnesota Freedom Fighters formed in late May in response to the unrest in Minneapolis following George Floyd's death
>About two dozen black men answered a call from the NAACP to help protect businesses from violence, fire and looting
>They patrolled with AR-15s and Glocks and wearing tactical vests and bandannas
>The group has continued to patrol in the community and protect protesters
>Their presence has been welcomed by city officials who say they are 'important' and 'commendable'


An armed group of black men who began patrolling Minneapolis during the unrest in the wake of George Floyd's death have been praised by city officials.

The Minnesota Freedom Fighters was formed in late May after the NAACP chapter in the city's north, predominantly black, neighborhood put out a call for residents to help protect small businesses from violence, fires and looting.

A group of about two dozen men gathered and have patrolled the streets since, carrying AR-15s and Glocks and wearing tactical vests and bandannas.

They have been welcomed by the city, who called their actions 'commendable'.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8759873/Minneapolis-welcomes-armed-group-black-men-patrolling-streets-death-George-Floyd.html
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Chinese warplane again intrudes into Taiwan's ADIZ

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Taipei, Sept. 24 (CNA) A Chinese military Y-8 anti-submarine airplane entered Taiwan's southwest air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Thursday, the seventh intrusion since Sept. 16, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said.

The Air Force responded by scrambling jets, issuing radio warnings and mobilizing surveillance and air defense assets, according to a report published by the MND website.

The incident marked the seventh intrusion by Chinese warplanes into Taiwan's ADIZ, following similar incidents each involving two Y-8s on the past three days.

On Sept. 19 a total of 19 Chinese warplanes flew into the airspace southwest and northwest of Taiwan, with some even crossing the median line of the Taiwan Strait, according to the MND.

One day before the Sept. 19 incursions, 18 warplanes from China flew into the area, 12 of which also crossed the median line.

On Sept. 16, two Y-8s entered Taiwan's southwest ADIZ, according to the ministry.

https://archive.is/wRNpx
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God SMITES gender reveal party

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A California fire sparked by a gender reveal party has grown to more than 10,000 acres

(CNN)A fire sparked by a pyrotechnic device used during a gender reveal party has burned more than 10,000 acres since Saturday.

The El Dorado Fire in Southern California's San Bernardino County has scorched 10,574 acres and was 16% contained as of Tuesday, according to fire officials, who say it's "one of the most dangerous fires" they've seen in the area.
The fire was caused by a "smoke-generating pyrotechnic device" used at a party on Saturday morning in El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa, about 70 miles east of Los Angeles, Cal Fire investigators determined.

Evacuations have been ordered in the area as homes have been threatened. About 87 large wildfires are burning across the United States, with California hit hardest.
"In my 30 years as a citizen in Yucaipa, I have never seen such a large fire," Yucaipa Mayor David Avila said during a Monday news conference. "As a retired firefighter with 32 years of experience, I can assure you I witnessed one of the most dangerous fires that we can have in this area."
No injuries have been reported and no structures have been damaged in the blaze, Cal Fire spokeswoman Cathey Mattingly said.

Firefighters made good progress on the fire Monday, as there was no major wind event, according to a news release from the San Bernardino National Forest.
"The hard work of crews on the ground, dozers and aircraft have enabled a lot of great work to be accomplished as fire lines continue to be constructed around the fire in preparation for the upcoming Red Flag Santa Ana Wind event starting at noon tomorrow and lasting through Wednesday," they added.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/08/us/el-dorado-fire-gender-reveal-update-trnd/index.html
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Antifa Arson Links

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Arson investigation underway where human remains found at Almeda fire in Ashland, chief says:

https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2020/09/arson-investigation-underway-where-human-remains-found-at-almeda-fire-in-ashland-chief-says.html

WSP: Man arrested for setting fire in median of SR 167 in Puyallup:

https://www.q13fox.com/news/wsp-man-arrested-for-setting-fire-in-median-of-sr-167-in-puyallup

Man caught by property owner:

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‘We got another one’: Second man arrested for intentionally starting brush fire in Pierce County:

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Man arrested on arson allegation in wildfire west of Eugene, deputies say:

https://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/2020/09/man-arrested-on-arson-allegation-in-wildfire-west-of-eugene-deputies-say.html

Man seen starting fires at Oregon state park, fire chief says:

https://nbc16.com/news/local/man-seen-starting-fires-at-oregon-state-park-local-fire-chief-says

Security camera footage possibly showing arson suspect driving away after starting a fire:

https://twitter.com/wspd1pio/status/1303828683480653824?s=20

Man arrested in connection to three suspicious fires in Olympia

https://www.q13fox.com/news/man-arrested-in-connection-to-three-suspicious-fires-in-olympia

"A suspect, identified as 30-year-old Fresno resident Ivan Gomez, has been arrested on arson charges in connection to the fire. Gomez was first detained on August 18 near the origin of the fire in the John Little State Natural Reserve."

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2020/09/08/dolan-fire-15-firefighters-injured-critically-hurt-near-big-sur-doubles-in-size/
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three year old black boy was killed in a drive-by shooting BLM dont care

No.696961 ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReport
https://www.fox35orlando.com/news/5000-reward-offered-for-information-on-fatal-shooting-of-3-year-old-boy

three-year-old boy was killed in a drive-by shooting Where is BLM at?

how much reward money did BLM post to find the killer?

ohh yea. a black gangbanger did it so its ok
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