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Hoax: Texas teen made up widely publicized story of being kidnapped, raped by 3 black men

Source: WaPo

Fear gripped the small town of Denison, Tex., after 18-year-old Breana Harmon Talbott burst into a church on a Wednesday night, bleeding and wearing only a shirt, bra and underwear. She said that three black men in ski masks had kidnapped her. But that was not the worst of it.

“She told witnesses at the church she had been kidnapped and sexually assaulted in the woods behind the church,” the Denison County Police Department said in a statement on Wednesday. “There were also visible cuts and/or scratches on her body.”

The story caught the attention of far right websites, which focused on the alleged suspects’ race. Many seemed angry over a perceived lack of media coverage. It was posted five times to a Donald Trump subreddit. One headline read, “Three black man kidnapped and gang raped an engaged 18 year old white girl yesterday. IF THE RACES WERE REVERSED, THIS WOULD BE NATIONAL NEWS. THESE MEN DESERVE TO BE HANGED.”

The message board Stormfront, which promotes white-nationalist ideologies, posted a 19-page thread titled, “Beautiful 18 year old White girl (who happened to be race traitor) kidnapped and raped by 3 negroes.” It is unclear why she’s labeled a “race traitor.” Neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer also picked up the story.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/03/23/hoax-texas-teen-made-up-widely-publicized-story-that-3-black-men-kidnapped-and-gang-raped-her-police-say/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.b6c85c233159



I'm interested to know if this bullshit hoax was fresh in the mind of James Jackson when he made his trip to New York...

Colo. GOP chair who constantly accused Dems of voter fraud is charged with voter fraud

WELD COUNTY, Colo. – The former chairman of the Colorado Republican Party is charged with forgery and voter fraud for allegedly forging his wife’s mail-in ballot from last year’s election, according to court records and sources.

Steven Curtis was the chairman of the state party from 1997 to 1999. He was charged Feb. 1 with one count of forgery of a public record, a fifth-degree felony, and an elections mail-in ballot offense, a misdemeanor.

The criminal complaint for his arrest says that Curtis tampered with a 2016 General Election mail-in ballot. Sources tell Denver7 that he signed the ballot, which was his wife’s, with her name, which led to the forgery charge.

The misdemeanor charge stems from him allegedly filling out her ballot.

If convicted, Curtis faces a maximum of between 1 and 3 years’ incarceration for the forgery charge and up to 18 months and a $5,000 fine on the misdemeanor charge.

Curtis was most-recently back in the Colorado political spectrum in 2011, when he oversaw the advisory board for the Denver Tea Party Patriots.

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/politics/former-colorado-gop-chairman-steven-curtis-charged-with-voter-fraud

Racist Maryland man who fatally stabbed black New Yorker admits his intent to kill African-American

The 28-year-old man busted for fatally stabbing a black stranger in Midtown on Tuesday has told cops he came the city from Baltimore to kill African-Americans, sources said.

James Harris Jackson, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan and is a member of a documented hate group from Maryland, surrendered to cops just after midnight Tuesday, sources said.

“You need to arrest me. I have the knife in my coat,” Jackson told police officers after marching into the Times Square substation, sources said. “I’m the person you’re looking for.”

He later told police he was motivated by rage against black men who get romantically involved with white women, sources said.

“It is believed he was specifically intending to target male blacks. It’s been well over 10 years that he has been harboring his hate towards blacks,” said NYPD Assistant Chief William Aubrey, head of Manhattan detectives.

“The reason why he chose New York because it is the media capital of the world and he wanted to make a statement.”

Video surveillance “proves that the victim was attacked because he was black,” he said.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/suspect-midtown-knife-killing-surrenders-cops-article-1.3005263

Welcome to Trump's America...

LOL Glenn is mad...



https://twitter.com/speechboy71/status/844636031588745216

Chelsea Clinton gets award, everyone completely goes apeshit

https://twitter.com/Max_Fisher/status/844641993246552064

Remember when this country used to give a shit about e-mails?

Exxon says it lost emails from Tillerson’s alias account


Exxon Mobil admitted in Manhattan Supreme Court Wednesday that it lost a year’s worth of emails from the alias account used by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when he was the company’s CEO. Tillerson — whose middle name is Wayne and went by the alias “Wayne Tracker” in the sensitive emails to company board members — is among those being investigated by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for allegedly deceiving investors about Exxon’s XOM, -0.07% scientific research on climate-change impact.

Exxon lawyers blamed the email loss on computer issues, but state senior enforcement counsel John Oleske called Exxon’s revelation a “bombshell.” Tillerson sent the emails between 2008 and 2015. Although Exxon lawyers admit initially being unable to recover the “Wayne Tracker” emails from September 5, 2014 to September 16, 2015, they claimed in a court filing that nine-months-worth of the lost emails have subsequently been recovered.

Judge Barry Ostrager ordered Exxon to deliver sworn statements and records from its staffers responsible for monitoring the “Wayne Tracker” emails, so state investigators could determine how they were lost.

He suggested both sides try to work out their differences about the missing emails, but also ordered the energy giant to comply by March 31 with Schneiderman’s 16-month old subpoena for records.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/exxon-says-it-lost-emails-from-tillersons-alias-account-2017-03-22

Your secretary of state, ladies and gentlemen:

https://twitter.com/JesseLehrich/status/844373099814555648

"Anti-Establishment" is Just Code for Irresponsible for Governing

Donald Trump is struggling a bit with the governing thing. Quick exits for high level staffers like his National Security Adviser, having his executive orders knocked down as unconstitutional in the courts and even having his health care law panned on all sides of the political spectrum, Trump has a track record now of being ineffective at governing in the way he promised to do so during his campaign. This should not shock anyone- he ran his entire campaign on knocking the way we govern our country. Clearly his style and ideas weren’t going to work within the government that actually exists.

You see it from the “DemExit” crowd- calling Democrats “neoliberals” for supporting Dodd-Frank, the ACA and a $12 minimum wage over their preferred Glass-Steagall, Medicare for All and a $15 minimum wage. You see it from the Tea Party and White Nationalists on the right- calling Republicans “cucks” for being unwilling to bankrupt the government or default on the debt during the Obama years. There is a brand of people that not only wants their way, but the most pure manifestation of their way, and will take no negotiation, no compromise. They would rather lose elections than moderate a hair on any policy, and they’d rather candidates who would compromise to pass things lose. They want their chosen elected officials to behave as though they have 60+ Senate seats and 275 U.S. House seats, even when they don’t. They want to demand their way, and that the other side’s way should be crushed- even when the electoral results suggest that’s not what the public want. They are liberals who want to pretend that the public really wouldn’t care about higher taxes for the pet projects they want to pass, or conservatives who want to pretend that the people hurt in the name of their “small government” fetish aren’t really people at all.

To be clear, these folks live in a very special bubble, one without any glimmer of reality. When they lose an election, on either side, they say that the nominee was too moderate, that they didn’t really embrace the values of their cause, and that is why they lost. They pretend that if their candidates embraced their most extreme positions, they would convince Congress and all the interest groups in Washington to follow them. It is, at best, a fantasy land, and at worst a recipe for hopeless gridlock and destruction.

This is not to say that there are not authentic critiques from the left of Hillary Clinton, or the right of Mitt Romney. Maybe if Clinton had embraced some more progressive, Elizabeth Warren-esque positions in an authentic manner, before Bernie Sanders became a semi-viable candidate, she would be President today. Perhaps if Romney were a human being and not a malfunctioning robot, he would be President today. There are good reasons to believe that Hillary Clinton could have turned out 75,000 more voters in three states with a slightly different campaign. I said slightly though, and did so for a very specific reason- because the real problem that some of her most ardent left-wing critics have with her is that she has governed, and made the impure deals, took the meetings with people they don’t like and along the way, taken some votes they can’t accept. This is because Hillary Clinton governed, and people who govern have to talk to each other, even when they disagree, and this by default makes them all “the establishment.” “The establishment” are the people actually responsible for passing budgets, appropriating money, carrying out foreign diplomacy, carrying out justice and doing all the other things a government that works does every day.

https://medium.com/@richardwilkins_51183/anti-establishment-is-just-code-for-irresponsible-for-governing-a5c76532618#.883h97pbn

Filed under: "But NFL players shouldn't get involved with BLM or anything political!!"

https://twitter.com/KeithOlbermann/status/843895706888933376

On the official team letterhead, no less... Between this and the Patriots being in bed with Trump, pro football is dead to me

That time when one week in Moscow as a student almost cost Bill Clinton the election:

Bush challenges Clinton over 1969 week in Moscow

President Bush and Governor Bill Clinton each grappled with a different political threat yesterday, as the CIA admitted it had been covering up the Saddamgate affair and Mr Bush joined in the furore over Mr Clinton 's tourist trip to Moscow as a student in 1969.

The CIA's announcement that it was launching a formal investigation into its provision of 'incorrect and misleading information' to federal prosecutors in the Saddamgate inquiry is by far the more serious. The CIA is now, in effect, admitting it knew that United States food trade credits to Iraq were being spent on building up Saddam Hussein's military arsenal until the last weeks before the Gulf war.

But the strange case of Mr Clinton 's trip to Moscow looks to have a greater impact on this weekend's first presidential television debate, and on the election, now little more than three weeks away. Mr Clinton should 'level with the American people on the draft, on whether he went to Moscow, how many demonstrations he led against his own country from foreign soil,' Mr Bush declared on the Larry King television show.

'I don't have the facts, but to go to Moscow one year after Russia crushed Czechoslovakia, and not remember who you saw - I think the answer is, level with the American people,' Mr Bush repeated.

Mr Clinton 's week-long visit to the Soviet capital, 23 years ago, had been part of a 40-day winter holiday touring Germany and Scandinavia while a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. But Mr Clinton 's entire student experience, evading the Vietnam draft, taking part in anti-war demonstrations in Britain, and now the Moscow tour, are being conflated by the Republicans as something far more sinister.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/1992/oct/09/usa.martinwalker
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