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Sheriff's Deputy Charged After Leading Armed Mob to Home of Black Teen: DA

A white sheriff’s deputy in North Carolina is facing criminal charges after allegedly leading an armed mob to the home of a black teenager and trying to force their way inside as part of a botched vigilante mission.

New Hanover & Pender County District Attorney Ben David on Friday announced the charges against Jordan Kita, a New Hanover Sheriff’s Office detention officer accused of wearing his uniform while leading the group of people—one of whom was allegedly packing an AR-15—to confront a high school student at his home. Kita has since been fired from the sheriff's office.

The teenager, Dameon Shepard, was playing video games late one evening when the group of men arrived at his door, demanding to know the whereabouts of a 15-year-old girl named Lekayda Kempisty who had been reported missing. Three in the group were said to be armed, carrying a shotgun, a semi-automatic rifle, and a handgun. Kita wore his New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputy uniform and gun, though he had not come to Shepard’s house on official business.

The group said they were going to enter the house and question him, the Port City Daily reports. But in addition to having no legal authority to question or detain Shepard, they also had the wrong guy.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/sheriffs-deputy-charged-after-leading-armed-mob-to-home-of-black-teen-da-says?ref=home
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Sat May 9, 2020, 09:47 PM (20 replies)

Obama is pissed!

https://twitter.com/Isikoff/status/1258939051798921218?s=20
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Fri May 8, 2020, 10:15 PM (21 replies)

Lincoln Project Targeting GOP Senators

Posted by Suburban Warrior | Wed May 6, 2020, 06:54 PM (59 replies)

Why I'm skeptical about Reade's sexual assault claim against Biden: Ex-prosecutor

Michael J. Stern
Opinion columnist

During 28 years as a state and federal prosecutor, I prosecuted a lot of sexual assault cases. The vast majority came early in my career, when I was a young attorney at a prosecutor’s office outside Detroit.

A year ago, Tara Reade accused former Vice President Joe Biden of touching her shoulder and neck in a way that made her uncomfortable, when she worked for him as a staff assistant in 1993. Then last month, Reade told an interviewer that Biden stuck his hand under her skirt and forcibly penetrated her with his fingers. Biden denies the allegation.

When women make allegations of sexual assault, my default response is to believe them. But as the news media have investigated Reade’s allegations, I’ve become increasingly skeptical. Here are some of the reasons why:

►Delayed reporting … twice. Reade waited 27 years to publicly report her allegation that Biden sexually assaulted her. I understand that victims of sexual assault often do not come forward immediately because recounting the most violent and degrading experience of their lives, to a bunch of strangers, is the proverbial insult to injury. That so many women were willing to wait in my dreary government office, as I ran to the restroom to pull myself together after listening to their stories, is a testament to their fortitude.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/04/29/joe-biden-sexual-assault-allegation-tara-reade-column/3046962001/
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Thu Apr 30, 2020, 01:35 AM (23 replies)

Dolan delivers the church to Trump and the GOP

The capitulation is complete.

Without a whimper from any of his fellow bishops, the cardinal archbishop of New York has inextricably linked the Catholic Church in the United States to the Republican Party and, particularly, President Donald Trump.

It was bad enough that Cardinals Timothy Dolan of New York and Sean O'Malley of Boston, joined by Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez, currently also president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, participated in Trump's phone version of a campaign rally on April 25. With hundreds of others on the call, including Catholic educators, the bishops were once again masterfully manipulated. They previously gave Trump certain campaign footage when they delivered Catholics to his speech at the March for Life rally in Washington early in the year.

Now Trump will have Dolan's language from the call, telling everyone that he considers himself a "great friend" of Trump, for whom he expressed mutual admiration as "a great gentleman." The cardinal went on to say that he was "honored" to lead off the comments on the call.

The whole cringe-worthy exchange (yes, Trump did self-describe as "the best" president "in the history of the Catholic church" was made worse the next day when Dolan provided more campaign footage from inside St. Patrick's Cathedral in announcing that the president was "worshiping with us," purportedly livestreaming the Mass at the White House.

https://www.ncronline.org/news/opinion/editorial-dolan-delivers-church-trump-and-gop?fbclid=IwAR2cHnaPL3zN4z2IJDrA9qqqQv4bVxW4_cOMSVCuJnZNLD3sZpnWQ9EMdgQ
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Wed Apr 29, 2020, 10:13 PM (9 replies)

Blue Angels/Thunderbirds Joint Flyover

Hearing a lot of scuttlebutt about the Navy's Blue Angels and the Air Force's Thunderbirds doings a joint flyover the East Coast (Philly and NY) tomorrow (Wednesday, the 22nd) in salute of healthcare workers. Anyone have any info about this.
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Tue Apr 21, 2020, 11:39 PM (1 replies)

FAA bars active pilots from taking chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to prevent coronavirus

(CNN)-Pilots are prohibited within two days of flying from experimenting with two yet unproven medications to prevent coronavirus infection, the Federal Aviation Administration has determined.

"Use of chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine to prevent coronavirus infection is disqualifying while on the medication and for 48 hours after the last dose before reporting for flight or other safety related duties," a new FAA directive says.

The text was shared with CNN by the Allied Pilots Association, which represents pilots at American Airlines. The directive was signed by Dr. Penny Giovanetti, the director of the Medical Specialties Division within the Office of Aerospace Medicine.

President Donald Trump has touted the medications, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, as potentially efficacious against the coronavirus.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/14/politics/faa-coronavirus-medications-chloroquine-hydroxychloroquine/index.html
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Fri Apr 17, 2020, 11:06 AM (5 replies)

The Trump administration paid a bankrupt company with zero employees $55 million for N95 masks

The coronavirus pandemic has created a desperate clamber for vital medical supplies, like N95 masks, that has led the federal government to award massive contracts to third-party vendors to help fill the gaps.

In this chaotic effort to obtain supplies, the Trump administration paid $55 million to Panthera Worldwide LLC, a company with no expertise in the world of medical equipment, for N95 masks, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

Panthera's parent company filed for bankruptcy protection last fall, and one of its owners last year said it'd had no employees since May 2018, The Post reported, citing sworn testimony. It's no longer listed as an LLC in Virginia, where its main office is, after fees went unpaid, the newspaper said.

Panthera, which describes itself as a tactical training company for the US military and other government agencies, has no record of producing medical supplies or equipment, The Post said.

https://www.businessinsider.com/fema-paid-bankrupt-company-no-employees-55-million-n95-masks-2020-4
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Thu Apr 16, 2020, 07:05 PM (22 replies)

After Anonymous Tip, 17 Bodies Found at Nursing Home Hit by Virus

Source: New York Times

The call for body bags came late Saturday.

By Monday, the police in a small New Jersey town had gotten an anonymous tip about a body being stored in a shed outside one of the state’s largest nursing homes.

When the police arrived, the corpse had been removed from the shed, but they discovered 17 bodies piled inside the nursing home in a small morgue intended to hold no more than four people.

“They were just overwhelmed by the amount of people who were expiring,” said Eric C. Danielson, the police chief in Andover, a small township in Sussex County, the state’s northernmost count

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/15/nyregion/coronavirus-nj-andover-nursing-home-deaths.html
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Wed Apr 15, 2020, 09:38 PM (28 replies)

Trump just fired IG Atkinson

Trump fires intelligence community inspector general

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/03/trump-fires-intelligence-community-inspector-general-164287
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Fri Apr 3, 2020, 10:39 PM (8 replies)
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