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  • New York City police officers kneel with protesters to show that they are against senseless killings of other black people.

    05/31/2020 6:17:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/31/2020 | Theresa Waldrop, CNN
    In the midst of protests and destruction around the nation, a moving scene unfolded Sunday in New York when some of the city's police officers knelt with protesters. Aleeia Abraham shot a video of the officers taking a knee during a march in Queens calling for justice for George Floyd, who died while being arrested in Minneapolis, and in protest of the senseless killings of other black people. In the video, the protesters are kneeling and you can hear the crowd's surprise when some of the officers take a knee as well. "I definitely didn't expect that," Abraham said. "I've...
  • Omar says some protestors 'felt terrorized by the presence of tanks,' National Guard

    05/31/2020 8:27:05 AM PDT · by kevcol · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 31, 2020 | Justine Coleman
    Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) said on Sunday that while some Minneapolis residents felt safer with National Guard troops on city streets after demonstrations over the police-involved death of George Floyd turned violent, others “felt terrorized by the presence of tanks” while protesting. . . . The congresswoman also called for “nationwide reforms” beyond “just getting justice for George Floyd” by charging the other former Minneapolis police officers “who stood by idly” while former officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck.
  • Gov. Whitmer wants designated areas for peaceful protesting as unrest continues nationwide

    05/31/2020 7:51:07 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 41 replies
    MLive ^ | May 30, 2020 | John Tunison
    Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is calling for communities to designate areas for people to protest peacefully as demonstrations, some turning violent, continue across the nation over issues of police brutality against minorities.She issued a statement Saturday, May 30, asking the public to protest peaceflly but also to adhere to social distancing as the coronavirus pandemic continues.“The First Amendment right to protest has never been more important, and in this moment when we are still battling a killer virus, it is crucial that those who choose to demonstrate do so peacefully, and in a way that follows social distancing guidelines to protect...
  • Cop is shot dead in California as George Floyd fury sweeps US: Donald Trump puts Army on notice to deploy to streets for first time since 1992 LA riots as 19-year-old Detroit protester fatally shot and Minneapolis erupts for fourth night

    05/30/2020 6:47:15 AM PDT · by kevcol · 85 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2020 | Rachel Sharp and Ruth Styles
    'Two Federal Protective Services officers stationed at the Oakland Downtown Federal Building suffered gunshot wounds. Unfortunately, one succumbed to his injury,' the police department told CNN. Meanwhile, a 19-year-old protester was shot dead in Detroit last night, while soldiers in North Carolina and in New York were ordered to be ready to move in within four hours and troops in Colorado and Kansas within 24 hours. . . . Overnight, Trump also commented on a tweet by Former Democrats for Trump about how Minneapolis was ruled by Democrats, saying: 'Time for a change! #2020', which was retweeted more than 25,000...
  • Michigan Governor Whitmer and Nursing Homes

    05/29/2020 2:20:50 PM PDT · by Jerrybob · 23 replies
    Michigan Freedom Fund ^ | 5/29/20 | Michigan Freedom Fund
    LANSING, MI, May 29, 2020–The Michigan Freedom Fund today asked Governor Gretchen Whitmer and senior administration officials to be more transparent with press and thepublic and to release long-requested and critical data surrounding the state’s decision to move patients with COVID-19 into the state’s nursing homes, among the population most vulnerable to the virus.Important questions Governor Whitmer has the opportunity to answer include: 1) Asked at Thursday’s press conference why “there hasn’t been a ban on COVID-19 patients in nursing homes” Governor Whitmer bewilderingly but directly responded: “Obviously we, like states across the country...have been learning an incredible amount about...
  • With Patient Volumes Cut In Half, Local Hospitals Lost Millions ( Glenwood Springs, Colorado )

    05/28/2020 9:27:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Aspen Public Radio ^ | MAY 27, 2020 | ALEX HAGER
    Tracy Doherty was let go from her job as a pediatric nurse at Valley View Hospital in early May. The hospital’s CEO is projecting $30-45 million in lost income this year, which led to staff cuts. ... Her line of work usually comes with some stability, so she was surprised when she was laid off earlier this month. “Being a nurse you kind of never expect to lose your job,” Doherty said. “I knew they were going to be cutting staff, but I didn't think it would be nursing staff.” Valley View let go of about 100 employees, or roughly...
  • Two carjackers accused of shooting Michigan officer charged with 30 criminal counts

    05/28/2020 6:47:31 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 26 replies
    lawofficer ^ | May 27, 2020 | law officer
    MONROE, Mich. – Two men suspected in the weekend shooting of a Monroe police corporal have been arraigned, according to the Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Kordney Antwoine McDonald and Koby Ryan Falls are charged in the shooting of Cpl. Renae Peterson of the Monroe City Police Department at around 8 p.m. Sunday near North Dixie Highway and Ternes Drive, Michigan State Police said. Each criminal defendant appeared before First District Court Judge Jack Vitale Tuesday afternoon. McDonald faces 17 counts, including assault with murderous intent, assaulting a police officer, felonious assault, armed robbery, carjacking and felony weapons charges. Falls...
  • Bling and beans: Jeweler adds canned goods to shelves to stay ‘essential’

    05/28/2020 11:22:07 AM PDT · by xp38 · 22 replies
    WOOD TV ^ | May 27 2020 | Jacqueline Francis
    NORTON SHORES, Mich. (WOOD) — A jewelry store south of Muskegon has started offering select groceries as a way to be deemed essential and therefore stay open in case of a future shutdown. Owner Karl Krautheim says the shop, Krautheim & Swanson GemWorks on Harvey Street near E. Hile Road in Norton Shores, has been in his family for more than 130 years. “My great-grandfather started this jewelry business in Muskegon in 1887,” Krautheim said. “We’ve been there through the Spanish flu back in 1918, World War I, World War II, the Depression…” But the coronavirus pandemic could cause the...
  • As Biden running mate decision nears, negative stories on candidates increase

    05/28/2020 10:33:27 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 28, 2020 | Joseph Simonson
    "Our Governor is the latest Democrat to decide that the rules they impose on their citizens to address the COVID-19 pandemic don’t apply to her," the New Mexico Republican Party tweeted Wednesday. "A bombshell report reveals that the governor violated her own stay-at-home order to stock up on some high-end jewelry." Just a day before, Whitmer was forced to address reports that her husband had used her name at a dock to help get their boat placed in the water faster ahead of the Memorial Day weekend. “My husband made a failed attempt at humor last week when checking in...
  • Mitt Romney: 'I know Joe Scarborough. Joe is a friend'

    05/27/2020 7:20:53 AM PDT · by RandFan · 127 replies
    Twitter ^ | 27th May 2020 | Sen. Mitt Romney
    @MittRomneyI know Joe Scarborough. Joe is a friend of mine. I don't know T.J. Klausutis. Joe can weather vile, baseless accusations but T.J.? His heart is breaking. Enough already.
  • Turning nursing homes into extermination sites: the Gretchen factor

    05/24/2020 9:06:24 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    americanthinker ^ | May 23, 2020 | J.R. Dunn
    We’re finally getting a clear picture of exactly how the beating of a 75-year-old nursing home patient by a man nearly one-quarter his age came about. And boy, it is a shocker. It turns out that victim and perp were sent to the Westwood Nursing Center in Detroit due to the fact that both were suffering from COVID. The older man, an Army vet, was snatched from his apartment and dumped in the nursing home without any notification of his relatives, who then spent a considerable amount of time looking for him, to no avail. As for the younger man,...
  • Gretchen Whitmer slips state money to leftist political operatives to spy on Michiganders, then lies about it

    05/28/2020 5:09:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 28, 2020 | Monica Showalter
    It's pretty amazing how many negative activities gather around Michigan's hard-faced and ambitious Democrat governor, Gretchen Whitmer. Besides her outrageous performance on the coronavirus crisis - banning sales of garden seeds, seeding nursing homes with COVID-19 patients, forcing private dam operators to overfill their reservoir for greenie purposes, causing two of them to burst -- she's also a liar. We saw that clearly enough when her husband tried to put himself at the front of the boating queue by citing his marriage to her -- cronyism at its worst -- and she claimed it was a joke. It was a...
  • Gretchen Whitmer’s Construction Ban Had Devastating Impact on Michigan Jobs

    05/27/2020 1:27:17 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 27 2020 | REBECCA MANSOUR
    Michigan’s Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to ban most residential construction during the coronavirus shutdown led to a 44 percent decline in Michigan construction jobs and contributed to her state’s second highest in the nation unemployment rate. Although unemployment rates rose in every state in April, three states stand out in particular: Nevada led the nation at 28.2 percent, followed by Michigan at 22.7, and Hawaii at 22.3. Michigan’s 22.7 percent jobless rate is the highest the state has registered since at least 1976, when comparable data was first tracked. The state’s previous high was 16.7 percent in December 1982...
  • In the end, it is the face mask that is the clearest symbol of America’s divide

    05/27/2020 5:39:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 125 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 27, 2020 | Patricia McCarthy
    The mask is essentially useless: The mask is not an adequate defense against the COVID-19 virus... The virus checks in at somewhere between 0.06 and 0.14 microns, meaning it’s too small for any commercially available mask to effectively filter it out. The pores on an N95 mask, which are the best masks you’re reasonably going to find, and the vast, vast majority of you are not going to have N95 masks but rather cloth masks, which perform far less well, are 0.3 microns ... Staten Island a mob of “karens” forced a woman from a store for not wearing a...
  • Michigan artificially inflated its coronavirus testing numbers

    05/26/2020 5:49:31 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 13 replies
    Detroit Metro Times ^ | May 26, 2020 | Steve Neavling
    It turns out Michigan was artificially inflating its testing totals by combining two very different kinds of tests — those that identify an active infection and those that indicate past exposure, providing an inaccurate picture of the state’s testing capacity. To reopen the economy, diagnostic testing is needed to identify outbreaks and contain them by providing a real-time picture of how many people currently have the coronavirus. Antibody testing, on the other hand, indicates a past exposure, rather than detecting a current infection. By combining the diagnostic and antibody tests, Michigan was muddying key statistics that public health officials use...
  • Governor Whitmer explains Boatgate

    05/26/2020 1:51:46 PM PDT · by McGruff · 84 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 26, 2020 | Young Americans for Liberty
    Forced to address why her husband tried to use the office of the governor to get his boat in the water ahead of everyone else, @GovWhitmer claims it was just a "failed attempt at humor." short video at link. She did not comment on her failed attempt at governing.
  • CAIR spokesjihadist says the “U.S. military should NOT be honored on Memorial Day”

    05/26/2020 12:40:10 PM PDT · by robowombat · 17 replies
    BARENAKEDISLAM ^ | MAY 25, 2020
    CAIR spokesjihadist says the “U.S. military should NOT be honored on Memorial Day” MAY 25, 2020 BY BARENAKEDISLAM ZahraBilloo(Nothing has changed since this was first posted in 2016) Zahra Billoo , executive director of designated terrorist group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Francisco), harbors a deep and abiding hatred for America and has decided that Memorial Day should not honor those American soldiers who have died for their country. Top Right News (h/t Mike F) You read that right. As nearly all Americans come together on Memorial Day to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the country’s...
  • Michigan pol alleges Whitmer tried to cover up husband allegedly invoking her office for favor from marina

    05/26/2020 11:45:02 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 26 2020 | Marisa Schultz, Tyler Olson
    Michigan GOP state Sen. Tom Barrett claimed Tuesday that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her staff "duped" him "into a cover-up" after the governor's office "adamantly denied" that Whitmer's husband had tried to use her position to convince a dock company to quickly get the family's boat on the water ahead of the Memorial Day weekend amid the coronavirus pandemic. Barrett, in an interview with Fox News, said that over the weekend he initially heard a story on Facebook about someone purportedly calling NorthShore Dock LLC, a company that reportedly stores the family's boat, and mentioning that he is married to...
  • Fraud: Michigan Democratic Official Charged With Altering Ballots in 2018 Election

    05/26/2020 9:26:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/26/2020 | Guy Benson
    Whenever I write about voter fraud, I feel obliged to inject some nuance and caveats, which typically boil down to this: The Right tends to exaggerate the prevalence of the problem, while the Left tends to dismiss and downplay it entirely. The truth is that while there is no evidence of widespread and systemic abuses, fraud does occur, and common-sense steps to ensure the integrity of the ballot and electoral process should not be reflexively assailed as racist or forms of (heavily debunked) "suppression." Indeed, measures like voter ID requirements are broadly popular among the electorate, despite frequent demonization. Democrats...
  • Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer not apologizing for strict coronavirus stay-at-home orders

    05/26/2020 6:18:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 26, 2020 | David Sherfinski
    “I’m never going to apologize for the fact that because there was a vacuum of leadership at the federal level, we had to take action to save people here in Michigan,” Ms. Whitmer said in an interview for “Axios on HBO” that was published this week. Ms. Whitmer recently extended her state’s stay-at-home order to June 12 even as some restrictions in certain parts of Michigan have been relaxed. . . . “There’s a slim part of the population that is showing up at the capital with their assault rifles and their Confederate flags and Nazi symbolism. But you know...