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Officer acquitted in deadly shooting

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>Michael Rosfeld, 30, shot 17-year-old Antwon Rose three times as he tried to flee police last June - just 90 minutes after the officer had been sworn in for duty.

>He was charged with criminal homicide last year but the jury fully acquitted the officer on the fourth day of the trial. They took fewer than four hours to make their decision.

>Officers stopped Rose's car because it matched the description of one sought in connection with a nearby shooting, police said. Rose was a passenger in the vehicle at the time.

>When the driver was stopped and ordered out of the car, Rose and a second unidentified passenger ran away.
Rose was shot several times in the arm, face and abdomen from behind. He later died in hospital from his injuries.

>The officers were not wearing body cameras at the time, but a video filmed by a bystander went viral and led to days of protests in Pittsburgh.

>According to the criminal complaint, Mr Rosfeld first said he "saw something dark that he perceived as a gun," but witnesses said Rose had nothing in his hands.

>Mr Rosfeld later changed his story, according to the detectives' complaint, saying he did not see a gun.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/22/us/antwon-rose-shooting.html

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pennsylvania-shooting/jury-clears-pennsylvania-police-officer-of-murder-in-antwon-rose-shooting-idUSKCN1R401S

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/22/706106885/jury-acquits-white-former-police-officer-in-fatal-shooting-of-unarmed-black-teen

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-47681253
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POLITICO: "AG Barr says Mueller found no proof of conspiracy with Russia"

No.372352 ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReport
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/24/breaking-news-barr-to-release-summary-of-mueller-report-1233771

Mueller finds no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion.
The attorney general said Mueller did not take a clear position on whether the president obstructed justice.

Robert Mueller’s long-awaited Russia report does not take a clear position on whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, according to a four-page summary of the special counsel’s findings released Sunday by Attorney General William Barr.

“For each of the relevant actions investigated, the report sets out evidence on both sides of the question and leave unresolved what the special counsel views as ‘difficult issues’ of law and fact concerning whether the President’s actions and intent could be viewed as obstruction,” Barr wrote.

“The Special Counsel states that ‘while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him,’” Barr added. However, in an apparent departure from the four corners of Mueller’s report, Barr says he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein “have concluded that the evidence developed during the Special Counsel’s investigation is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense.”

Also, Robert Mueller said he did not find adequate evidence to show that officials with Donald Trump's presidential campaign aided Russian attempts to interfere with the 2016 election.

"The investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities," Mueller wrote in the findings released Sunday by the Justice Department.
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YOU WANT OUR WOMBS? WE'RE COMING FOR YOUR TESTICLES

No.367399 ViewReplyLast 50OriginalReport
The "Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act" (HB 481)—the “heartbeat” bill that I am rebranding as the “Women’s Womb Takeover” bill—passed in the Georgia House of Representatives by just two votes last week. All Democrats present voted against the measure except one, and some Republicans either walked or voted “no.”

HB 481 was rushed through the committee process, brought on the floor late into the hours of Crossover Day when bills have to pass to the other chamber, and passed the Georgia House of Representatives. So I agree it’s not a laughing matter—but neither is the government telling me when I must have a child.

HB 481 is not done. It’s in the Georgia Senate as I write this opinion. It can still be stopped, I believe. So whether I actually file my “testicular bill of rights” or not, I will continue to work with the Senate to try to stop this heinous, unconstitutional measure that attacks women’s core rights to privacy and family planning. I was elected by 54,000 Georgians to fight for their interests—and I will continue to do so no matter what stands in my way.

https://www.newsweek.com/abortion-testicular-bill-rights-opinion-1360045
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Since Anschluss, Moscow engaging in slow-motion deportation of Crimean Tatars, Kashapov says

No.371820 ViewReplyOriginalReport
http://euromaidanpress.com/2019/03/19/since-anschluss-moscow-engaging-in-slow-motion-deportation-of-crimean-tatars-kashapov-says/

When Stalin deported the Crimean Tatars in 1944, he loaded all of them on trains in the course of a few days and sent them to Central Asia, an action that is almost universally recognized and denounced as an act of genocide. But today, Vladimir Putin is doing much the same thing but in slow motion and getting away with it.

In the five years since invading and annexing Crimea, the current Kremlin leader has expelled some 40,000 Crimean Tatars and destroyed almost all of their cultural institutions in their immemorial homeland, effectively presenting them with a Hobson’s choice of assimilation or expulsion.

Few people are prepared to put the issue so starkly and so truly, but one who does so is Rafis Kashapov, the former leader of the All-Tatar Social Center (VTOTs) and current émigré head of the Free Idel-Ural Movement. In an interview with Kavkaz Omarov of the Yenicag portal, he makes these parallels clear.


“We remember the deportation of the Germans, Kalmyks, Chechens, Ingush, Karachays, and Balkars and that the Crimean Tatar people shared the same tragic fate as they. Such a horrific tragedy many peoples experienced [because] this was the continuing practice of the communist regime,” the activist says.

Deportation of Crimean Tartars, May 1944 (Image: cidct.org.ua)
Deportation of Crimean Tatars, May 1944 (Image: cidct.org.ua)
“Fifteen peoples and more than 40 nationalities were deported” in Soviet times. “About 3.5 million people were driven from their native places, in fact from their historical motherlands. Many of them died during the deportation,” Kashapov continues. Tragically, that old would has not yet healed; and it is being made worse by new ones.
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Black Lawmakers hold marijuana legalization hostage until they get paid off, politically

No.367638 ViewReplyOriginalReport
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/11/nyregion/marijuana-legalization-african-americans.html
Black lawmakers and activists are blocking a push to legalize recreational marijuana in New York, warning that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s proposal could perpetuate the racial inequality that it purports to fight.

The lawmakers — including some of legalization’s most vocal supporters — say that unless people of color are guaranteed a share of the potentially $3 billion industry, in the form of job training, adult education and licenses in the industry itself, there may be no legalization this year.
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SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER SEX SCANDAL?

No.371825 ViewReplyOriginalReport
>All of the top 5 officers at the SPLC have resigned over the past week for unspecified reasons.
>What are these self-appointed crusaders for public morality hiding?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/03/23/southern-poverty-law-center-president-steps-down-organization-begins-workplace-review/
https://www.apnews.com/86078026d81347c1ac2ded02a41525a2
Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard Cohen stepped down Friday, creating a widening crack in the leadership of a nonprofit mired in recent controversy.

Cohen’s resignation comes a little more than a week after he fired the center’s co-founder and chief litigator, Morris Dees, for unspecified misconduct. In a March 14 statement, Cohen underscored the importance of “ensuring the conduct of our staff reflects the mission of the organization and the values we hope to instill in the world.”

“When one of our own fails to meet those standards, no matter his or her role in the organization, we take it seriously and must take appropriate action,” Cohen wrote. The statement did not offer specifics on the circumstances behind Dees’s termination, and the center declined to provide additional details.

Dees told the Associated Press his firing involved a “personnel issue,” but declined to offer more information.

“I think the Southern Poverty Law Center is a very fine group and I devoted nearly 50 years of my life to it and I’m proud of its work,” Dees told the AP. “About being fired, all I can say is it wasn’t my decision and I wish the center the best.”

In an email obtained by The Washington Post, Cohen announced his resignation to staff and wrote “Whatever problems exist at the SPLC happened on my watch, so I take responsibility for them.”

“And I hope that everyone will let the process play out before jumping to conclusions,” he continued. “We can’t be calling for a review and simultaneously casting blame before that review is complete.”
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New Zealand Police Forced to Shut Down Gun Confiscation Website Due to DoS Attack

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https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2019/03/luis-valdes/new-zealand-police-forced-shut-down-confiscation-website-due-to-dos-attack/
MAR 22, 2019

New Zealand Police Forced to Shut Down Gun Confiscation Website Due to DoS Attack

And some folks say gun owners don’t have a rebellious streak in them. With less than 24 hours, the NZ Police was forced to shut down their gun confiscation website due to massive amounts of online trolling.

Through a coordinated denial of service attack, gun owners around the world and classical liberalssubmitted numerous bogus online registrations to overwhelm the system.

Apparently, a number of people outside of New Zealand weren’t too thrilled on the idea of gun control,websites being blocked, or people being arrested for simple possession of a video. Others are directly reporting that the Prime Minister is a thief.

Furthermore, some online have poked fun of the website’s first sentence after the registration is completed.

Thank you for your submission indeed.

“Recognising how personal this item is to you, please be assured that we will take every precaution to ensure that your firearm(s) are handled in the appropriate manner.”

How are they going to handle these firearms? The same way they did in Australia. They’re going to confiscate them and destroy them. Don’t look for the NZ Police to cradle the guns with white gloves and place them on feather filled laced pillows.

The attacks on the web site are a public act ofcivil disobedience by gun owners,most of whom in the United States judging by the entries above.

This can be viewed as small victory in the wider war by those who believe in the natural right to self-defense.No doubt bigger battles lies ahead. But in an interconnected world, peoplehalf a planet away are attempting to stand by 250,000 beleaguered Kiwi firearms owners who are being blamed for the actions of one crazed person.
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The 'ecological foundations of society' are in peril, a massive UN report warns

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https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/13/health/un-global-environment-outlook-report/index.html


>The 700-plus page report is the sixth Global Environment Outlook and is the UN's most comprehensive report on the state of the global environment since the fifth edition in 2012. More than 250 scientists and experts from more than 70 countries contributed to the assessment.

>The picture is not all doom and gloom: The authors stress that we have the science, technology and money to protect the environment while supporting the nearly 10 billion people expected to call Earth home by 2050. And in many cases, it makes economic sense to make the changes necessary to ensure a sustainable future, they say.

>But it is people -- politicians, business leaders and members of the public -- who in many cases, continue to stand in the way of achieving those goals.

https://wedocs.unep.org/bitstream/handle/20.500.11822/27652/GEO6SPM_EN.pdf
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Turkish Sunni Islamist President Erdoğan threatens Christians with war

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https://twitter.com/eha_news/status/1106933052243148800

>We do not want a Crusader-Crescent fight again, but if you're so curious about it, we can do what is necessary, we are saying it clearly,”

https://twitter.com/eha_news/status/1106933716142690304

>#BREAKING “You wrote some things on your rifle, but they are things of the past, now there’s a another world,” #Turkish President Erdogan commented on #NewZealand terrorist
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