Friday, April 30, 2021
Wheeler’s office sent TPM the following statement: “The Police Bureau has opened an investigation into the threat.” Additionally, FBI Portland’s spokesperson Beth Anne Steele released the following statement:
“The FBI is aware of the video and is assisting Portland Police Bureau in the investigation. Due to the on-going nature of the case, we have no further information to release at this time. Anyone with information as to the person or people responsible for this video are encouraged to contact the FBI or PPB. The FBI can be reached at (503) 224-4181 or via tips.fbi.gov.”
The account that uploaded the video Wednesday was created on the same day. Twitter user “@Hazeee1312” was the first person to follow the account and to share the video to Antifa networks. “1312” is the numeric coding for “ACAB” — all cops are bastards.
@Hazeee1312’s profile photo showed a person wearing the same stylized white mask as the person in the video threat. Within hours of sharing the video, @Hazeee1312 deleted his entire account, which was created back in 2013.
TPM can report exclusively that the @Hazeee1312 account was operated by far-left journalist, Jarrid Bailey Huber. The 21-year-old from Damascus, Ore. has been a staple at Antifa protests and riots in Portland and elsewhere in the U.S. Huber’s Facebook page is filled with flyers advertising BLM-Antifa events.
His now-deleted Twitter account also shared extremist content from Antifa accounts. On Wednesday he also briefly shared the video on his Facebook but quickly deleted the post. A February 2020 post by Huber used language against Wheeler similar to what was said by the narrator in one part of the video.
When reached for comment, Huber denied having any involvement in the video. “I had nothing to do with this video, I was asked to share it and that is all I did,” Huber wrote in an email.
Why is this happening and what is going on? Looked at through a wide lens, it is a deeply weird (not to mention WEIRD) phenomena. What sort of country is ashamed of itself? What people wants to be governed by a ruling class that holds it in contempt? What historical precedent is there for a lasting culture whose story-makers are embarrassed by their own ancestors? How can any culture continue into the future if it is teaching its children a deeply disturbing form of racialised self-loathing?
Defenders of the current moment will usually respond that such accusations are hysterical. What is happening in the West, they say, is a long-overdue ‘reckoning’ with our culture’s past: the empires, the colonies, the imposition of our ways of life on the rest of the world. They’re not wrong about much of that history, however partially they tell the story. We know, or we should, that there were plenty of dark chapters in the Western past. If any culture takes to the high seas with cannons blazing and proceeds to paint half the world red (on the map and often on the ground), then at some point a reckoning will arrive. Actions have consequences. God is not mocked.
But this is not a good enough explanation for what is now clearly a process of accelerating cultural disintegration. After all, plenty of other parts of the world – pretty much all of them in fact, humans being what they are – have dark pasts too, but you don’t see Russia’s cultural elites collapsing into spirals of performative shame over how Lenin and Stalin brutalised eastern Europe or killed millions of their own people (on the contrary, Uncle Joe is very popular there these days.) Japan’s murderous history in southeast Asia doesn’t seem to have led to a desire to dismantle its historic identity, and China is certainly not about to start apologising for the last four thousand years – count them – that it has been engaging in imperial expansion.
No, something else is surely going on in the West, and especially in the Anglosphere, which can’t be explained purely by historical karma. Over the last few years, a new and still-coalescing ideology, which has been gathering steam in the post-modern catacombs of America for decades, has burst out onto the streets and into the studios, and is now coursing through the culture, overturning what was until recently uncontroversial or unquestioned. The energy around it is not that of the self-declared love and justice. It tastes of deconstruction, division, intolerance, hatred and rage.
Related: Who fears a society that hates itself? “A country that allows dissent, including the derogation of the state itself, looks strong — and in this respect the control freaks of the CCP, frightened of their own people, look weak. But a country that adopts self-excoriation as its national pastime also looks weak. The Chinese are keeping attentive watch as the West denigrates its heroes, debunks its previous sources of pride, vandalizes its icons, denounces its cultural heritage, slanders its popular majorities as indelibly stained with original sin and rewrites its history to make its past appear as wicked as possible. The spectacle inspires contempt. The Chinese see the self-flagellating throes of the West as the certain bellwether of terminal decline. We’re making ourselves look pathetic. In countries and individuals both, a penchant for self-criticism is only healthy when balanced by some measure of self-belief.”
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Craig Kelly banned from Facebook for a week for posting Covid "misinformation"
Liberal MP Craig Kelly has revealed Facebook has banned him for one week for posting three links to medical experts’ unproven views on Covid-19 treatments.
Despite Scott Morrison publicly distancing himself from Kelly, the member for Hughes has continued to defy conventional medical wisdom through social media posts citing views of contrarian experts.
Kelly said that Facebook had deleted three posts and banned him for one week, citing an alleged breach of its community standards.
“I strongly object to the ban, there are absolutely no grounds whatsoever,” Kelly told Guardian Australia. “The points are a legitimate point of view. I’m not posting my opinions, I’m posting the opinions of medical experts.”
(Pastorius note: As if there is anything wrong with a human being expressing their own opinion.)
The three posts related to: unproven claims about hydroxychloroquine by professorDolores Cahill; a profile of professor Thomas Borodyin the Spectator which includes advocacy of ivermectin to treat coronavirus; and claims by pathologist Roger Hodkinson that masks are “useless” for children and “paper and fabric masks are simply virtue signalling”.
German Police Manhandle (and Dykehandle) Old Lady And Frighten Her Dog, All Because The Old Lady Wasn't Wearing a Mask
New York Times Forced to Answer Project Veritas’s Defamation Lawsuit – Pleads Ignorance – O’Keefe Responds
UPDATE: @nytimes FORCED to Answer Veritas’s Defamation Lawsuit – NYT Admits They Did Not Contact Veritas’s Named Sources for Comment; Admits Astor Article WRONG About MN Law; Claims Articles Are Opinion While Admitting Reporters Not Opinion Writers pic.twitter.com/8eAyp8PSRB— Matthew Tyrmand (@MatthewTyrmand) April 28, 2021
As previously reported, the points of contention involve several defamatory and untrue statements made by New York Times writers Maggie Astor and Tiffany Hsu in their stories about the Project Veritas videos out of Minnesota involving a ballot harvesting scandal. A
stor and Hsu falsely claimed that Project Veritas was part of a “coordinated disinformation effort” and referred to the videos as “misleading” and “deceptive” while also claiming that Project Veritas used “unidentifiable sources” and “without evidence” despite the fact that several sources are named in the video and hard evidence of the scheme was shown on video.
Ironically, the New York Times themselves used unidentified sources to concoct their conspiracy theories about the videos.
"As I stand here tonight, we are just one day shy of the 100th day of my administration. 100 days since I took the oath of office—lifted my hand off our family Bible—and inherited a nation in crisis. The worst pandemic in a century.The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War."
The police officer who posted a hilarious video mocking LeBron James has been suspended from his job over the harmless joke.Nate Silvester, a detective in Twin Falls, Idaho, aims to “humanize the badge” with his funny and topical posts on TikTok.According to Silvester’s best friend, Gannon Ward, the city did not find the officer’s video as funny as millions of us did and have suspended him for a week. While he is currently still employed, angry leftists are definitely trying to change that.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
German Police Ransack the Home of Doctor After He Provides Evidence In Court that Children Are “Endangered in Their Mental, Physical and Spiritual Well-being by the Obligation to Wear Face Masks”
2020 News yesterday reported Weimar District Court judge Christian Dettmar was subjected to a police search of his house, office, private premises, and car, and his cell phone confiscated.
Dettmar delivered the April 8, 2021 decision that two Weimar schools were prohibited from requiring students to wear mouth-nose coverings of any kind, in contravention of government COVID policy.
The case marked the first time that evidence was presented before a German court regarding the scientific soundness and necessity of the prescribed anti-COVID measures, reported 2020News.
“…the children are not only endangered in their mental, physical and spiritual well-being by the obligation to wear face masks during school hours and to keep their distance from each other and from other persons, but, in addition, they are already being harmed. At the same time, this violates numerous rights of the children and their parents under the law, the constitution and international conventions. This applies in particular to the right to free development of the personality and to physical integrity from Article 2 of the Basic Law as well as to the right from Article 6 of the Basic Law to upbringing and care by the parents (also with regard to measures for preventive health care and ‘objects’ to be carried by children)…”
The judge agreed with the experts’ assessment that the masks were not useful for viral protection, that the PCR test could not detect a disease-causing infection with the necessary certainty, and that asymptomatic transmission played no detectable role epidemiologically with respect to SARS-CoV-2.
A peer-reviewed study published by the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) in the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) last week concluded that “extended mask-wearing by the general population could lead to relevant effects and consequences in many medical fields.”
When my husband and I watched it, especially the bits about how the lockdowns and related policies are designed to raise the cost of living and eliminate all businesses not large enough to be easily controlled by /colluding with the government, and why this is a necessary pre-condition to a totalitarian rule – my husband said this was the first person apart from myself who explains it in exactly these terms.
Following the Spanish flu, these measures were enacted in Germany, without which the rise of fascism would not have been possible.
A leaked audio recording of Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reveals that John Kerry revealed that information to Tehran, presumably during the negotiations for the deal with Iran over its nuclear-weapons development:
Former Secretary of State John Kerry informed him that Israel had attacked Iranian interests in Syria at least 200 times, to his astonishment, Mr. Zarif said. The context for this is Zarif’s attempt to explain the grip that the Revolutionary Guards have on the government in Tehran.
The “astonishment” comes from Zarif’s apparent ignorance of this fact while the Guards knew it all along, or at least that seems to be Zarif’s point.
The reference to “at least 200 times” is written somewhat ambiguously too; it could mean that Kerry told them one time about 200 Israeli operations, or told Zarif on 200 separate occasions, but it’s almost certainly a reference to one discussion.
Well known Indian actor and the Tamilnadu state’s ambassador known for creating public health messages has passed away a day after he received the COVID-19 vaccine.
Popular Tamil actor and comedian Vivekh died this morning in the hospital hours after he was admitted after a cardiac arrest.
The 59-year-old was reportedly critical in a Chennai hospital after a cardiac arrest on Thursday morning.
He was brought in unconscious at 11 am, was resuscitated, subsequently underwent coronary angiogram and then angioplasty. Medical bulletin said he was critical on ECMO support, which pumps and oxygenates blood outside the body, but died at 4:35 am today.
On Thursday, the actor was declared as state’s ambassador for creating public health messages in the presence of Tamil Nadu’s Health Secretary to promote vaccination.
🎵Did you ever know that you’re my heeeeeerooo🎵— DannyTypo🤦♂️ (@DanTypo) April 24, 2021
Monday, April 26, 2021
‘It’s the biggest thing in the history of the internet’: Pentagon quietly transfers 175 million internet addresses worth $4BILLION to mysterious firm at shared workspace in Florida
Sounds like this is either Trump's fault, or it was done by some NeverTrumper embedded within the Trump Admin, who decided to take advantage of his opinion at the last minute.
A very strange thing happened on the internet the day President Joe Biden was sworn in. A shadowy company residing at a shared workspace above a Florida bank announced to the world´s computer networks that it was now managing a colossal, previously idle chunk of the internet owned by the U.S. Department of Defense.
That real estate has since more than quadrupled to 175 million addresses – about 4 percent the size of the entire current internet. It’s also more than twice the size of the internet space actually used by the Pentagon.
‘It is massive.That is the biggest thing in the history of the internet,’ said Doug Madory, director of internet analysis at Kentik, a network operating company.
The sell off of Internet space sparked theories the Pentagon could be eventually responding to repeated demands to monitise its collections of millions of dormant web pages. But it now seems officials hope to place the pages on the open market in order to allow them to gather huge amounts of intelligence data about Internet users, including hostile actors.
The military hopes to ‘assess, evaluate and prevent unauthorized use of DoD IP address space,’ said a statement issued Friday by Brett Goldstein, chief of the Pentagon’s Defense Digital Service, which is running the project.
REVEALED: Twitter, Facebook and Netflix moguls have donated $7.5M to ‘Marxist’ BLM co-founder who is pushing their ‘net neutrality’ policy as their tech firms block users sharing critical stories about her
Tech moguls who made their fortunes from Facebook, Twitter and Netflix have donated at least $7.5 million to groups tied to BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors, who has in turn publicly backed their policy goals, according to a new report.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, and Patricia Ann Quillin, the wife of Netflix’s billionaire CEO, all gave generously to Cullors’ PAC and associated charities, according to the New York Post.
Cullors for her part has strongly advocated for ‘net neutrality’, a policy that financially benefits online content providers such as Netflix and social media sites.
And the cozy relationship has even seen Facebook and Twitter censor perceived criticism of Cullors, with Facebook going so far as to block users from sharing a DailyMail.com article detailing a controversy over her expensive real estate holdings.
The FBI released the records of murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich, which the agency had previously claimed didn’t exist.
The FBI documents, released over the weekend, appear to show that an undisclosed entity either wanted to pay or actually paid a lot of money to get Seth Rich killed.
The files show that top DOJ officials met in 2018 to discuss Rich’s murder and investigators found no suspicious conduct by Rich before he died.
Rich was shot dead in front of his Washington D.C. home in 2016. Democrats and mainstream media have baselessly dismissed Rich’s murder as a “conspiracy theory” and claimed it was a robbery, although none of his valuable items was taken.
However, FBI documents appear to suggest Rich could have been a victim of foul play tied to D.C. politics.
The FBI confirmed he had been heavily intoxicated at the time he was shot, and because of that, he was not able to assist the police before he succumbed to his injuries.
The FBI also noted, someone took Rich’s laptop after his murder, but it’s unclear if any files were deleted from it. Attorneys are now demanding the FBI hand over more than 1,000 remaining federal documents related to Rich’s murder investigation, but it remains to be seen whether or not the Bureau will comply.
Sunday, April 25, 2021
Human Rights Lawyer, Leigh Dundas, Speaks Out Against Orange County, California Schools Turning Themselves Into Vaccination Centers to Vaccinate Children, Without Parental Informed Consent
Before posting this, I had it checked out by a Doctor I know in the US who said he is very familiar with Ioannidis’s work. This is legit.
Abstract Background: Estimates of community spread and infection fatality rate (IFR) of COVID-19 have varied across studies. Efforts to synthesize the evidence reach seem- ingly discrepant conclusions. Methods: Systematic evaluations of seroprevalence studies that had no restrictions based on country....
Conclusions: All systematic evaluations of seroprevalence data converge that SARS-CoV-2 infection is widely spread globally. Acknowledging residual uncer- tainties, the available evidence suggests average global IFR of ~0.15% and ~1.5-2.0 billion infections by February 2021 with substantial differences in IFR and in infec- tion spread across continents, countries and locations.
Biden Admin Invites Young Mexican Communist to Crap All Over US and Push Marxism at their Online Climate Conference — Takedown Via Sky News
On Friday the Biden administration gave an international stage to crackpot activist, Xiye Bastida, an 18-year-old Mexican-Indigenous climate justice activist and avowed Communist who now resides in New York City.
Xiye was given a glowing introduction by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who praised the young Mexican for surviving a drought year and then rain and a flood in Mexico.
Xiye Bastida: The common crisis is a result of those perpetuating a system of the harmful effects of colonialism, oppression, capitalism and market oriented green rush solutions… We demand that you start any new fossil fuel infrastructure and existing fossil fuel extraction including pipelines. We demand comprehensive, non-Eurocentric, intersectional climate education including literacy on climate justice, environmental racism and, ancestral and indigenous wisdom.
Kamala Harris’ Book is Included in Welcome Packs for Migrant Children — IS GOVERNMENT MONEY BEING USED TO BUY KAMALA HARRIS' BOOK?
Vice President Kamala Harris’s children’s book Superheroes are Everywhere is being included in welcome packs for unaccompanied migrant children entering America at the Mexico border.
Images taken at a California shelter for migrants this week show Harris’ book sitting on a cot along with a backpack, some clothes and other basic supplies like body wash and toothpaste.
These form the welcome kits for unaccompanied migrant children arriving the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, which has recently been converted to deal with an influx of illegal immigration.
Migrant children found at the border without a parent will be temporarily housed at the facility, which officials say can accommodate up to 1,000 children.
California National Guard Put Fighter Jet on Alert For ‘Possible Domestic Mission’ to Terrify and Disperse Anti-Lockdown Protesters
The members expected directives to ready ground troops to help state and local authorities respond to disturbances triggered by resistance to stay-at-home rules or panic over empty store shelves.
But then came an unusual order: The air branch of the Guard was told to place an F-15C fighter jet on an alert status for a possible domestic mission, according to four Guard sources with direct knowledge of the matter.
Those sources said the order didn’t spell out the mission but, given the aircraft’s limitations, they understood it to mean the plane could be deployed to terrify and disperse protesters by flying low over them at window-rattling speeds, with its afterburners streaming columns of flames.
Fighter jets have been used occasionally in that manner in combat zones in Iraq and Afghanistan, they said. Deploying an F-15C, an air-to-air combat jet based at the Guard’s 144th Fighter Wing in Fresno, to frighten demonstrators in this country would have been an inappropriate use of the military against U.S. civilians, the sources said.
The sources said the directives from Guard headquarters made their way down orally or in text messages, rather than in formal written orders, which was unusual and heightened their concerns that the jet would be used inappropriately.
The week before the election, a lieutenant colonel sent a message to Guard members who maintain the F-15C, advising them that a jet must be “ready to take off within two hours,” beginning the Monday morning before the election.
That meant a pilot and launch crew had to be available to reach the Fresno base within 90 minutes or so of receiving an order to deploy the jet, the sources said.GRTWT.
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Washington State Department of Health Allows Vaccination Sites to Deny Vaccines to White People to ‘Address Inequities’
If you’re a person of color, you can move forward and schedule a vaccine appointment if there is an opening. But if you’re white, you are automatically placed on a standby list. This bars you from continuing the process.
AARTH says they will contact the white person if there is an opening. The first list, according to Hill, is a waitlist for people of color, should a vaccine appointment open up.
If the waitlist is emptied and vaccine availabilities eventually open up, only then will a white person on the standby list be contacted.
This policy effectively bars white people from accessing taxpayer funded vaccines set up through the state. Hill argues their system isn’t truly exclusionary. A small percentage of white people on the standby list make it through.
She also notes that people who lie about their race won’t be turned away. Hill could not specify which governmental agency AARTH received its funding from for this project. Public Health — Seattle & King County tells the Jason Rantz Show they do not have a contract with AARTH.
Biden’s Climate Requirements: Cut 90% of Red Meat From Diet; Americans Can Only Eat One Burger Per Month
I’m sorry but what? pic.twitter.com/vz5asGkjTW— Katie Daviscourt🇺🇸 (@KatieDaviscourt) April 23, 2021
Americans may have to cut their red meat consumption by a whopping 90 percent and cut their consumption of other animal based foods in half.
Gradually making those changes by 2030 could see diet-related greenhouse gas emissions reduced by 50 percent, according to a study by Michigan University’s Center for Sustainable Systems.
To do that, it would require Americans to only consume about four pounds of red meat per year, or 0.18 ounces per day.
It equates to consuming roughly one average sized burger per month.
More than half of new cars bought in the United States would need to be electric within the next decade, studies show.
The University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy estimated that cleaning up transportation would count towards about a quarter of Biden’s goal.
It would mean more than 65 percent of new cars and SUV sales and 10 percent of new truck sales would need to be electric.
Currently, electric cars make up about 2 percent of new passenger vehicle sales.
The average cost of a new electric vehicle is about $55,000.
(FORT MADISON, Iowa) — Dozens of inmates at an Iowa prison were given overdoses of a COVID-19 vaccine, officials said.
Two medical staff members from the Iowa Department of Corrections incorrectly administered the vaccine — developed by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech — to 77 inmates at the Iowa State Penitentiary, a maximum-security prison for men located in Fort Madison, about 90 miles southeast of Iowa City.
The dosages given exceeded the amount recommended by the vaccine manufacturer, according to Cord Overton, spokesperson for the Iowa Department of Corrections. Upon learning of the error, the Iowa Department of Corrections immediately contacted Pfizer and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for guidance.
Both Pfizer and the CDC said not to expect any major side effects but that the affected inmates should be closely monitored for at least 48 hours, according to Overton. ABC News has reached out to Pfizer, BioNTech and the CDC for comment. The affected inmates have been notified of the error and are being closely monitored by medical staff.
The Iowa Department of Corrections plans to conduct medical wellness check-ups routinely for several days. So far, the only side effects that the inmates have experienced are those commonly associated with the Pfizer vaccine, Overton said.
Friday, April 23, 2021
RAND PAUL: "If You Want More People To Be Vaccinated, Joe Biden Should Go On TV, Take His Mask Off, and BURN IT!"
The left, and for those who do not know what left means, it is actual Marxists who do not want a fair and just system, they want the system utterly destroyed and remade into a communist state, want to end not the police, but rule of law. They want an end to private property.
The Burn Loot Murder Race Warriors and the Democrat Party Defend the Frenzied Knife Attacker Ma'Khia Bryant, Claiming Knife-Fighting Is Ordinary Childhood Hijinks
In new video, Makhia Bryant can be heard screaming “I’m gonna stab the fuck out of you, bitch,” while lunging at two unarmed people who were posing no imminent physical threat to her— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) April 22, 2021
In their report on the officer-involved shooting in Columbus, Ohio, NBC Nightly News deceptively edited the 911 call to leave out the part where the caller says a girl was "trying to stab us." They also don't show viewers the knife in the attacker's hand just before the shots. pic.twitter.com/r5uXD1qDb1— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) April 22, 2021
SHOCK: LeBron James tweeted a photo of a police officer who was present when Ma’Khia Bryant was shot, with the caption, "You're Next." https://t.co/4mVSao8Uub— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) April 21, 2021
A Black teenage girl named Ma’Khia Bryant was killed because a police officer immediately decided to shoot her multiple times in order to break up a knife fight. Demand accountability. Fight for justice. #BlackLivesMatter.— Valerie Jarrett (@ValerieJarrett) April 21, 2021
Bree Newsome, a Black Lives Matter activist, described the confrontation caught on tape as teens being teens, where no police involvement was necessary. "Teenagers have been having fights including fights involving knives for eons," Newsome wrote on Twitter. "We do not need police."
Thursday, April 22, 2021
College Of The Ozarks Sues Biden Over Executive Order That Puts Biological Males In Female Dorms College of the Ozarks is suing President Joe Biden over his anti-discrimination executive order that would force the school to abandon its religious principles in favor of left-wing gender politics. Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a religious liberty legal group, filed a lawsuit in the Western District of Missouri on behalf of the College of the Ozarks, claiming that Biden’s anti-discrimination act “requires private religious colleges to place biological males into female dormitories and assign them as females’ roommates.” The college has assigned dormitories and separated “intimate spaces,” such as showers and bathrooms, based on biological sex and does not wish to alter that practice. College of the Ozarks holds the belief that biological sex is not changeable and operates its dorms accordingly. Biden’s executive order would ban the college from continuing that practice, according to the lawsuit. The suit claims that the order violates the school’s First Amendment-protected rights to tell students about its religious-informed residence hall policies.
College of the Ozarks is suing President Joe Biden over his anti-discrimination executive order that would force the school to abandon its religious principles in favor of left-wing gender politics.
Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a religious liberty legal group, filed a lawsuit in the Western District of Missouri on behalf of the College of the Ozarks, claiming that Biden’s anti-discrimination act “requires private religious colleges to place biological males into female dormitories and assign them as females’ roommates.”
The college has assigned dormitories and separated “intimate spaces,” such as showers and bathrooms, based on biological sex and does not wish to alter that practice.
College of the Ozarks holds the belief that biological sex is not changeable and operates its dorms accordingly.
Biden’s executive order would ban the college from continuing that practice, according to the lawsuit. The suit claims that the order violates the school’s First Amendment-protected rights to tell students about its religious-informed residence hall policies.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday that it would no longer prosecute prostitution and unlicensed massage, putting the weight of one of the most high-profile law enforcement offices in the United States behind the growing movement to change the criminal justice system’s approach to sex work.
The district attorney, Cyrus Vance Jr., asked a judge Wednesday morning to dismiss 914 open cases involving prostitution and unlicensed massage, along with 5,080 cases in which the charge was loitering for the purposes of prostitution.
The office will continue to prosecute other crimes related to prostitution, including patronizing sex workers, promoting prostitution and sex trafficking, and said that its policy would not stop it from bringing other charges that stem from prostitution-related arrests.
That means, in effect, that the office will continue to prosecute pimps and sex traffickers as well as people who pay for sex, continuing to fight those who exploit or otherwise profit from prostitution without punishing the people who for decades have borne the brunt of law enforcement’s attention.
From Vlad Tepes Blog:
Anything which is revolutionary will be made to happen, will be amplified, will be celebrated and trumpeted through the streets. Anyone who breaks laws to make the revolution happen will be exonerated and forgiven and even praised as a hero eventually before they are chewed whole in the machinery of Marxist negation. The laws will be seen as racist and white supremacist, as is anything which stands in the way of the revolution.
Anything which is counter-revolutionary will be stamped out, insulted, hunted, attacked, killed, disgraced, and any and all laws will be warped and twisted to make that happen, so that there is the appearance that anyone acting counter to the revolution is guilty of constitutionally based laws, if possible, while ANTIFA and its various other faces like BLM and any other Marxist group that may be out there, enforce the values of the revolution that are not yet formally law.
At least the President doesn't Tweet mean things.
#USSTRATCOM Posture Statement Preview: The spectrum of conflict today is neither linear nor predictable. We must account for the possibility of conflict leading to conditions which could very rapidly drive an adversary to consider nuclear use as their least bad option. pic.twitter.com/4Oe7xkl05L— US Strategic Command (@US_Stratcom) April 20, 2021
The law enforcement arm of the U.S. Postal Service has been quietly running a program that tracks and collects Americans' social media posts, including those about planned protests, according to a document obtained by Yahoo News.
The details of the surveillance effort, known as iCOP, or Internet Covert Operations Program, have not previously been made public. The work involves having analysts trawl through social media sites to look for what the document describes as "inflammatory" postings and then sharing that information across government agencies.
"Analysts with the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) Internet Covert Operations Program (iCOP) monitored significant activity regarding planned protests occurring internationally and domestically on March 20, 2021," says the March 16 government bulletin, marked as "law enforcement sensitive" and distributed through the Department of Homeland Security�s fusion centers.
"Locations and times have been identified for these protests, which are being distributed online across multiple social media platforms, to include right-wing leaning Parler and Telegram accounts."
A number of groups were expected to gather in cities around the globe on March 20 as part of a World Wide Rally for Freedom and Democracy, to protest everything from lockdown measures to 5G.
"Parler users have commented about their intent to use the rallies to engage in violence. Image 3 on the right is a screenshot from Parler indicating two users discussing the event as an opportunity to engage in a 'fight' and to 'do serious damage,'" says the bulletin.
"No intelligence is available to suggest the legitimacy of these threats," it adds.
The bulletin includes screenshots of posts about the protests from Facebook, Parler, Telegram and other social media sites. Individuals mentioned by name include one alleged Proud Boy and several others whose identifying details were included but whose posts did not appear to contain anything threatening.
The government's monitoring of Americans' social media is the subject of ongoing debate inside and outside government, particularly in recent months, following a rise in domestic unrest. While posts on platforms such as Facebook and Parler have allowed law enforcement to track down and arrest rioters who assaulted the Capitol on Jan. 6, such data collection has also sparked concerns about the government surveilling peaceful protesters or those engaged in protected First Amendment activities.
Notice how they contrast the rioters of January 6 -- who are insurrectionists who need to be surveilled -- with the rioters of antifa and BLM, who have been burning down cities and terrorizing people for daring to use the public roads they paid for or have a meal in a restaurant for a fucking year, which are presumably the "peaceful protesters or those engaged in protected First Amendment activities."