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  • Virginia Gov Ralph Northam unveils plan to combat inequities amid statewide unrest after George Floyd death

    06/03/2020 6:03:53 AM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    FOX 5 DC ^ | June 2, 2020
    Some of the changes Northam said they’ve made include expanding voting laws, making election day a holiday, decriminalizing marijuana and eliminating a holiday commemorate Confederating generals. Going forward, the Governor presented four pillars of a plan for going forward with reforms that address racial inequities:
  • Confederate statue in Alexandria removed a month early

    06/02/2020 11:54:13 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 02 2020 | Zack Budryk
    The United Daughters of the Confederacy have removed a Confederate monument a month early from an Alexandria, Va., intersection, Mayor Justin Wilson (D) said Tuesday. Wilson said the group made the decision to remove the statue, “Appomattox,” ahead of schedule in light of several cases of segregation-era Confederate monuments being defaced in protests around the country, The Washington Post reported. The statue was erected decades after the end of the Civil War in Alexandria's Old Town neighborhood. The city has sought to remove the statue from public land for years, but it remained protected by state law. In April, Virginia...
  • Gov. Northam Can’t Help Himself, Picks Gun Control Over Virus Control

    06/01/2020 9:16:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 1, 2020 | Lawrence Keane
    Gun control legislation has been all the rage in Richmond since Democrats took over the Virginia General Assembly last November. The Democratic majority teamed with Gov. Ralph Northam in their ambitious efforts to cross items off the gun control checklist, such as enacting a “red flag” law, banning private firearm transfers, reviving a handgun purchase limit, and even implementing a modern sporting rifle ban that was thankfully defeated in committee — for now. It should come as no surprise, then, that the governor who wouldn’t let his past use of blackface stop his political pandering would also not let a...
  • Mandatory Masks Aren’t About Safety, They’re About Social Control

    05/27/2020 2:26:38 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 125 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 27 May 20 | Molly McCann
    On May 26, Virginia’s Gov. Ralph Northam announced that wearing masks outside one’s home will be mandatory effective May 29. He first hinted he might issue a masking order a week ago, likely to test the water. A new refrain in public discourse is growing in volume by the day: “Things will never be the same.” The certainty with which we are assured of this pre-determined future is perplexing. Whether or not “things” will ever be the same is not at all clear, but that some people hope things will never be the same is certain. To those looking to...
  • Virginia declares state of emergency over protests

    05/31/2020 6:16:02 PM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 31, 2020 | Justine Coleman
    “This emergency declaration will provide the necessary support to localities as they work to keep our communities safe,” Northam said in a release. “There are many voices speaking out for justice and healing across the United States and in our Commonwealth, but others are exploiting this pain and inciting violence.”
  • Northam’s Mask Edict Puts Suffering Businesses in a No-Win Situation

    05/29/2020 4:07:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | May 29, 2020 | Gabriella Hoffman
    Northern Virginia finally entered Phase One of the “Forward Virginia” reopening plan after meeting four key metrics. After delaying our region’s entry originally scheduled for May 15th, residents here in this politically blue haven can now breathe a sigh of relief. Though our region is getting a semblance of freedom, there’s a big caveat: the entire state is subject to a mandatory mask rule, effective today. On Tuesday, Governor Ralph Northam issued an edict mandating mask-wearing statewide. Virginians must wear them in public indoor places—despite Northam being caught maskless and not adhering to his own social distancing recommendations in Virginia...
  • Northam: Face coverings required in public in Va. starting Friday (VA)

    05/26/2020 12:54:40 PM PDT · by KevinB · 61 replies
    WTOP ^ | 05/26/2020 | Rob Woodfork
    Face coverings will be required inside public establishments starting Friday, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday. He also addressed photos of him without a face covering interacting with well-wishers in Virginia Beach over the weekend. At a briefing, Northam said that anywhere people can congregate in groups — including but not limited to stores, restaurants, barbershops, government buildings and public transportation — must wear face coverings, with a few exceptions for people: Eating or drinking at a restaurant Exercising Who have a health condition that prohibits a face covering Who are under the age of 10, although Northam strongly recommended...
  • Virginia Governor Criticized for Not Wearing Mask at Beach After Urging Citizens to Cover Their Faces

    05/24/2020 9:33:45 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    TIME ^ | 05 24 2020 | Staff
    Gov. Ralph Northam has repeatedly urged Virginia residents to cover their faces in public during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Democrat didn’t heed his own plea when he posed mask-less for photographs alongside residents during a weekend beach visit. A spokeswoman for the governor’s office said Sunday that Northam should have brought a face mask with him during his visit on Saturday to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, news outlets reported. “He was outside yesterday and not expecting to be within six feet of anyone,” Northam spokesman Alena Yarmosky said in a statement. “This is an important reminder to always have...
  • Sunday News Roundup: Sullivan Lawyers Up, Cuomo Deflects Blame, and Trump Tees Off

    05/24/2020 5:57:58 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 25 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    If this surprises you, you haven’t been paying attention. – Federal Judge Emmet Sullivan, under fire for his bizarre conduct of the case involving the framing of General Mike Flynn, will not be filing his own response to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals’ order for him to explain himself by Friday. Instead, the Washington Post reports that he has taken the extraordinary step of hiring “a high-profile lawyer” to do that for him: The federal judge who refused a Justice Department request to immediately drop the prosecution of former Trump adviser Michael Flynn has hired a high-profile trial lawyer...

    05/05/2020 12:25:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    Powerline ^ | MAY 5, 2020 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Herring still doesn’t have much appreciation for civil rights. He’s defending Virginia social distancing policies that led to the pastor of a Virginia church being cited for holding a church service. There were sixteen people in the church sanctuary, which seats 225. The congregation in question serves, among others, recovering drug addicts and former prostitutes. The church sought legal relief. The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division filed a statement of interest, arguing that the Virginia polices at issue may constitute a violation of the constitutional right to the free exercise of religion. Herring’s office responded with this imbecilic statement:...
  • DOJ Sides with Church Suing Virginia Governor Northam After Pastor Threatened with Fine, Jail Time For Holding 16-Person Service

    05/03/2020 5:59:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/03/2020 | Cristina Laila
    The Justice Department sided with a church suing Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) after the pastor was threatened with a fine and jail time for holding a 16-person service on Palm Sunday. Northam is famous for a posing in KKK-blackface in his college yearbook. Kevin Wilson, the pastor of Lighthouse Fellowship Church on Chincoteague Island, was threatened with jail time or a $2,000 fine by police for violating Northam’s unconstitutional Coronavirus lockdown order. A total of 16 people attended the Palm Sunday church service on April 5 and were all spaced far apart from each other in a church that...
  • Virginia Anti-gun Activist Unveils 2021 Gun Control Agenda

    04/27/2020 3:58:08 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 16 replies
    NRA Institute for Legislative Action ^ | MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2020 | NRA-ILA
    On April 10, disgraced Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed five pieces of anti-gun legislation into law. Those measures criminalize the private sale of firearms, ration handgun sales to one a month, create a "red flag" gun confiscation scheme, punish property crime victims who fail to hastily report a firearm as stolen, and restrict how Virginia parents may store and introduce their children to firearms. Northam sent two pieces of anti-gun legislation back, including legislation that erodes the Right-to-Carry and the state firearms preemption statute, to the general assembly with governor's amendments. The General Assembly enacted both items of legislation...
  • Virginia Health Commissioner Says Schools Could Remain Closed For Two Years

    04/26/2020 12:09:36 PM PDT · by Bruiser 10 · 89 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 25 April 20 | Tristan Justice
    Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam’s office said Friday that Phase One of reopening the state under federal guidelines could last as long as two years as the state battles the novel Wuhan coronavirus. “I personally think Phase One will be a two year affair,” said State Health Commissioner Norman Oliver, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. “There are a lot of people working on this, and I hope they prove me wrong, but I don’t see it happening in less than two years.” Phase One under federal recommendations feature a limited reopening of some businesses with strict safety restrictions, social distancing...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 4/22/2020

    04/22/2020 9:39:53 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/22/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Its happening here in the USA the arrest of a mother who asked questions when confronted by police enforcing de facto martial law related to the coronavirus.... The price of oil today with the West Texas Intermediate price at 14.23 a barrel by 530 pm Eastern US time..... The meat supply in the United States being impacted by the coronavirus. The US Department of Agriculture reporting beef production down 20 percent for this month compared to April of last year..... Another example of a food processing facility affected by coronavirus is in Alabama where at least 75 cases have been...
  • Urgent! State Senator Amanda Chase exposes Northam’s power abuse!

    We need this to go viral. This will happen TODAY unless we get some Help here in Virginia. Northam is only giving briefings to media outlets beforehand and not to legislature!!! Our state legislatures are being left in the dark only to find out last minute what this governor intends to do. He will extend this until August and with his powerful executive orders he will issue, we won’t be able to protest. Please go to her video on her Facebook with the link I provided as she details what has just happened. State Senator Amanda Chase needs our help...
  • KKK-Blackface Governor Ralph Northam Repeals Virginia Voter ID Laws, Expands Early Voting Programs

    04/13/2020 12:26:41 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    GP ^ | Cristina Laila
    KKK-Blackface Governor Ralph Northam (D) on Monday signed sweeping legislation repealing voter ID laws and expanded early voting programs. “Voting is a fundamental right, and these new laws strengthen our democracy by making it easier to cast a ballot, not harder,” said Governor Northam in a statement. “No matter who you are or where you live in Virginia, your voice deserves to be heard. I’m proud to sign these bills into law.” Northam signed legislation allowing early voting 45 days prior to an election without even stating an excuse. Voters used to have to provide a reason for absentee voting from an approved...
  • 5 Gun Control Appetizer Laws in Virginia, Interview With 'Freedom Freitas'

    04/13/2020 6:13:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | April 13, 2020 | Marina Medvin
    Governor Northam signed five new gun control laws for Virginia on Good Friday. Virginia’s new gun control laws are:1) Required background checks on all firearm sales in Virginia, with criminal charges for both sellers and purchasers who violate this law.2) The establishment of an “Extreme Risk Protective Order” that gives police and prosecutors the power to seize firearms based on the preponderance of evidence of a substantial risk of injury - a determination made by a judge during a one-party hearing conducted outside the presence of the gun owner.3) Reinstatement of Virginia’s one-handgun-a-month rule.4) Increased penalty for recklessly leaving firearms...
  • Virginia Governor Announces Signing of Extreme Abortion Bill on Good Friday

    04/12/2020 5:40:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/10/20 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) announced on Good Friday that he signed into law a bill his new Democrat majority rushed to approve, one that repeals most restrictions on abortion in the state. Northam minimized the extremity of the Reproductive Health Protection Act, referring in a press release to the restrictions on abortion that are now repealed as “anti-women’s health laws.” “No more will legislators in Richmond—most of whom are men—be telling women what they should and should not be doing with their bodies,” Northam said in an accompanying statement. “The Reproductive Health Protection Act will make women and families...
  • Gov. Northam makes Election Day a state holiday, expands early voting in Virginia

    04/12/2020 5:37:48 PM PDT · by fwdude · 19 replies
    ABC7 WJLA ^ | April 12, 2020 | ABC7 Staff
    RICHMOND, Va. (ABC7) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Sunday that he has signed new legislation that expands access to voting in the Commonwealth. The new bill repeals Virginia's voter identification law, makes Election Day a state holiday, and expands access to early voting, according to a release from the office of Gov. Northam. Early voting will be allowed 45 days before an election without a stated excuse. The Commonwealth currently requires voters who want to vote absentee provide the state with a reason from an approved list, why they are unable to vote on Election Day. Voters will no...
  • Gov. Northam signs Virginia Values Act, providing anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people

    04/11/2020 2:19:38 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 40 replies ^ | Updated: Apr 11, 2020 / 04:50 PM EDT | by: Tyler Thrasher
    RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Governor Ralph Northam put pen to paper in making Virginia the first state in the South to enact comprehensive protections for the LGBTQ community. Today, Governor Northam announced he has signed the Virginia Values Act, protecting the LGBTQ community against discrimination in housing, employment, public spaces, and credit applications. “This legislation sends a strong, clear message—Virginia is a place where all people are welcome to live, work, visit, and raise a family,” said Governor Northam. “We are building an inclusive Commonwealth where there is opportunity for everyone, and everyone is treated fairly. No longer will LGBTQ...