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BlueWaveNeverEnd's Journal
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February 17, 2024

Black man accused of theft by employer, arrested, item found 10 minutes later...watch how it plays out

Employee is still fired and cops let employer know that they will document the case to absolve employer of wrong doing.


at 3:40 on the YouTube below... employee tells cops they found the itemm.

February 16, 2024

Henderson police covered up colleague's DUI, internal probe claims

Henderson police officers conspired to cover up a car wreck involving an off-duty co-worker, but police Chief Hollie Chadwick ignored recommendations to fire them and reinstated them after a long, expensive leave, findings in city records claim.

February 16, 2024

couple's gun goes off in cafe, bullet strikes man, they scurry off

Two arrested after gun goes off inside Duran's Central Pharmacy

February 16, 2024

cellist who played national anthem at the Knicks game, gets hit with a bottle 'I don't think I can do this anymore'

the performance that brought him accolades:

video of bottle attack is below

Subway cellist attacked with metal bottle at Herald Square: ‘I don't think I can do this anymore'

Iain Forrest was passionately performing for evening rush commuters at the Herald Square subway station when a woman came up behind him and smacked him in the back of his head with his water bottle.

Forrest, a medical student and electric cellist with the stage name Eyeglasses, says the random attack happened at exactly 5:50 p.m. on Feb. 13 and it was all caught on video. His assaulter appeared to be leaning on a column at the 34th Street station while looking at her phone when she suddenly put the device in her tote bag, marched behind Forrest, grabbed his metal water bottle and forcefully struck him.

“I just felt in the middle of the performance some terrible collision in the back of my head,” Forrest recalled.

“I don’t think I can do this anymore,” he announced on his Instagram two days later. “I’m suspending subway performances indefinitely.”


February 16, 2024

update on the 81 yr old man tossed down escalator in Texas. There is more to the story

Police are looking for the man and woman involved to get their side of the story.
apparently - preliminarily.

81 year old man carried garment to the dressing room.
he opened door to a dressing cubicle and it was slammed shut because it was occupied.
he was told "this is a woman's dressing room".
He replied, "no, it's a handicapped dressing room"
female dressing room occupant told her parents.
Father(?) finds elderly man and tosses him

Police investigating what happened in Dillard's dressing room that possibly led to assault on escalator

February 15, 2024

73 yr old Illinois man receives5 yr prison sentence after driving into abortion clinic, trying to set it on fire

A 73-year-old man was sentenced to five years in prison on Monday after he tried to prevent the construction of an abortion clinic in Illinois by crashing his car into a building and attempting to set it on fire, authorities said. O

After his prison sentence Philip Buyno, of Prophetstown, must pay $327,547 in restitution and will be under supervised released for three years, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Springfield. He pleaded guilty in September to attempting to a federal charge of using fire to damage a building a building used in interstate commerce.

Last May, officers responding to an alarm found Buyno "stuck inside a maroon Volkswagen Passat" that he had backed into the entrance of a building in Danville, a city about 120 miles east of Springfield, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

FBI agents searched the car and discovered gasoline, a hatchet, road flares, a pack of matches and that Buyno fortified the trunk of his car with wooden beams.

Investigators soon determined Buyno crashed into the building "for the purpose of burning it down before it could be used as a reproductive health clinic."


February 15, 2024

new OK bill would put restrictions on IUDs and revoke the over counter status of Plan B, track women's abortions

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma House Public Health Committee passed a bill Wednesday that its own author said needs major work before it is brought to a vote before the full House chamber.

House Bill 3216, also known at the Oklahoma Right To Human Life Act

"What this bill is attempting to do is maintain the bills the legislature has overwhelmingly passed over the past couple of years that got overturned by the Oklahoma Supreme Court by using their language," said Moore Republican Kevin West who authored the bill.

The bill is broken up into multiple sections:

Defining an emergency
Defining that life begins at conception
Requiring a doctor to submit the name of the patient who received an abortion, but that name would then be assigned a number for privacy reasons to be listed in a database maintained by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. That database could be used to see how many abortions a certain patient has received and when possibly over the course of her life. Only under a court order could those full medical records be released.
Within 30-days, a doctor would be required to submit a written justification under oath of why the abortion was performed and his or her rationale for declaring the emergency. False information would lead to a suspension of their medical license for one year.
There would be new restrictions placed on intrauterine devices (IUDs), especially ones used for contraceptive purposes.
Some contraceptive medications like Plan B and The Morning After Pill would have their over the counter status revoked, and it would only be made available if prescribed by a doctor first.

West said his bill was written in partnership with the conservative legal defense fund Alliance Defending Freedom, and he said after hearing committee members concerns on multiple sections, major changes to the bill would need to be made. He said he was open to addressing both Democratic and Republican concerns before the bill reaches the full House chamber next month.

All of Oklahoma's abortion clinics have been shuttered since the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobb's decision, but some lawmakers are still concerned people are freely having abortions within their home using medications they bought online or through other means that are mailed to them.

February 15, 2024

head of Oklahoma's Board of Educ rejoices after elementary school principal resigned following hate-induced bomb threat

The head of Oklahoma's Board of Education celebrated a local school principal's resignation.

The Western Heights School District board accepted the resignation of Shane Murnan, the former principal at John Glenn Elementary School, on Monday — a little over five months after beginning the position.

Shortly after starting his new role, the right-wing and anti-LGBT social media account "Libs of TikTok" posted evidence of Murnan performing outside of work as a drag queen, tagging Western Heights Public Schools Superintendent Brayden Savage in the process.

As NBC News reported, publicizing Murnan's hobby quickly led to Murnan and the school district receiving bomb threats, leading to Murnan's voluntary departure.

Days after NBC News published its report on Murnan's resignation, Ryan Walters, Oklahoma's superintendent of public instruction who's been a strong advocate against anything related to the LGBT community in education, shared the story in apparent celebration on X.

"Drag queens do not belong in Oklahoma schools," Walters tweeted. "Zero tolerance."

Walters' celebratory tweet on Wednesday wasn't the first time he's weighed in online about Murnan's resignation. Earlier in February, he rejoiced after learning the principal was leaving their post.


February 15, 2024

Abortion pills that patients got via telehealth and the mail are safe, study finds, 99.7%

In March, the Supreme Court will hear a case about mifepristone, one of two drugs used in medication abortions. A key question in that case is: Was the Food and Drug Administration correct when it deemed the drug safe to prescribe to patients in a virtual appointment?

A study published Thursday in Nature Medicine looks at abortion pills prescribed via telehealth and provides more support for the FDA's assessment that medication abortion is safe and effective.

Researchers examined the electronic medical records for more than 6,000 patients from three providers of abortion via telehealth. They also conducted an opt-in survey of 1,600 patients.

Some abortion patients talked to a provider over video, others used a secure chat platform, similar to texting. If patients were less than 10 weeks pregnant and otherwise found to be eligible, the providers prescribed two medications: mifepristone, which blocks a pregnancy hormone called progesterone, and misoprostol, which causes uterine contractions. Patients got both medicines via mail-order pharmacy.

"Then 3 to 7 days later, there was a clinical follow up," explains the study's lead author, Ushma Upadhyay of the University of California – San Francisco. "The provider checked in with the patient. 'Did you receive the medications? Did you take the medications?' They asked about symptoms. And then there was a clinical follow-up four weeks after the original intake."

The researchers found that the medication was effective – it ended the pregnancy without any additional follow-up care for 97.7% of patients. It was also found to be safe – 99.7% of abortions were not followed by any serious adverse events. The safety and efficacy was similar whether the patients talked to a provider over video or through secure chat.


February 15, 2024

Trans adults on edge as legislatures broaden focus beyond children

Republican-dominated legislatures have already enacted more than 100 laws to limit LGBTQ+ rights over the past few years, but most affected adolescents and schools. Now, policymakers are increasingly turning their focus to adults.

Lawmakers in Iowa, West Virginia and other states have introduced bans on transgender people using bathrooms that align with their gender identity. Officials elsewhere are attempting to narrowly define sex in a way that will leave trans people misgendered on official documents. The head of Florida’s Department of Motor Vehicles announced in late January that the agency will no longer allow trans adults to change the gender markers on their licenses and threatened criminal charges for those who don’t comply.

So far, no legislature has outright prohibited adults from transitioning, but last year, Florida passed the nation’s first health-care restrictions for trans adults, and some within the Republican Party believe other states will soon follow its lead. A handful of legislators have said they don’t believe in the care or hope to eradicate it completely.

The lawmakers pushing the bills universally contend there should be limits on how far society goes to embrace transgender adults. Some do not believe in the concept of having a gender identity different from one’s biological sex.

“There is no such thing as gender-affirming care,” Ohio state Sen. Kristina Roegner (R) said in a January speech on the Senate floor. “You can’t affirm something that doesn’t exist.”


Then, in April 2023, Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey (R) went a step further and announced new regulations that advocates said essentially banned the care in the state for everyone, even adults.

The ruling terrified Adams. He asked his pharmacist to give him as much testosterone as he legally could, but that only covered three months. Other trans people went online to find hormones illegally, and Adams researched those options, too. Going off testosterone was “not an option,” he said, and he planned to do whatever he could to stay on it.


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