A 31-year-old man who assaulted a 92-year old woman had been arrested 101 times. Why was he still walking the streets? Do New York liberals really hate old ladies that much? What is going on inside the brains of the people who keep letting this guy out of jail?

A 31-year-old man who assaulted a 92-year old woman had been arrested 101 times.

Why was he still walking the streets?

Do New York liberals really hate old ladies that much?

What is going on inside the brains of the people who keep letting this guy out of jail?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmN8IXgL58g

June 17, 2020. Tags: . Violent crime. Leave a comment.

CHAZ Thugs Exposed Doing EVERYTHING They Condemn America For

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzeiBeZYVtk

June 16, 2020. Tags: , , , , , , . Antifa, Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, Police brutality, Police state, Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Huffington Post writer Taryn Finley says black celebrities who criticize rioting, looting, arson, and black-on-black murder “should shut up”

By Daniel Alman (aka Dan from Squirrel Hill)

June 15, 2020

Taryn Finley is a writer for the Huffington Post. She just said that black celebrities who criticize rioting, looting, arson, and black-on-black murder “should shut up.”

Here’s an excerpt from her new column: (the bolding is mine)

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/celebrities-black-lives-matter-responses_n_5ee2afb6c5b6c95050ea8d5f

Yes, Silence Can Be Violence — But These Celebs Should Shut Up

Too many Black stars have made comments condemning the movement for Black lives. It may be time to leave some of your faves behind.

By Taryn Finley

Since the string of police killings that took the lives of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and others sparked nationwide protests, celebrities and influencers have said some really wild shit. Their comments range from predictably embarrassing to shockingly ridiculous. Of course, non-Black celebs are saying dumb things on their platforms, too. (See: This incredibly empty gesture featuring white actors including Kristen Bell, Sarah Paulson and Aaron Paul really leaning into their white guilt.) But it’s especially hurtful hearing Black stars say these things during such a critical time. 

A lot of celebrities have also been quicker to defend destroyed property than they have been to stand up for Black lives. Trina called Black Lives Matter protesters in Miami “animals” and called on the city to keep them off the streets. She also said that protesters need to be worried about Black-on-Black crime. Desi Banks posted a meme calling protesters engaging in civil unrest criminals. Virgil Abloh slammed the “kids that ransacked” his store in the protests and then donated a measly $50 toward a bail fund. Abloh’s net worth is $4 million. (After an online backlash, Abloh apologized for giving the impression that was the sum of his contributions and said that he had actually given $20,500 to bail funds.) People on social media also called out Lori Harvey for showing compassion over her friends’ stores that were affected by the unrest in Atlanta but initially stayed silent about Black Lives Matter. And Shekinah cried over a Gucci store that was looted. 

If you don’t have anything productive to say, keep your comments to yourself

Apparently, Finley is in favor of rioting, looting, and arson, and she does not care about the 93% of black murder victims who are killed by other blacks.

And for certain, Finley thinks that anyone who is against these crimes “should shut up.”

Well, I happen to believe in free speech for everyone. And that even includes idiots such as Taryn Finley. I think her comments are ridiculous. But I would never tell her to “shut up,” because then I wouldn’t get to see how dumb she is.

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June 15, 2020. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Black lives matter, Racism, Rioting looting and arson, Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Chicago suffers deadliest day in 60 years with 18 murders in 24 hours. Where is #BlackLivesMatter

https://twitter.com/TheRightMelissa/status/1270564618168143874

 

June 10, 2020. Tags: , , , . Black lives matter, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Candace Owens: Confession: I DO NOT support George Floyd and I refuse to see him as a martyr. But I hope his family receives justice.

https://www.facebook.com/realCandaceOwens/videos/273957870461345/

 

June 4, 2020. Tags: , , , , , , . Black lives matter, Racism, Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

A black man named David Dorn was just murdered in St. Louis. But Black Lives Matter and social justice warriors won’t protest over this, because it doesn’t fit their narrative.

By Daniel Alman (aka Dan from Squirrel Hill)

June 3, 2020

In St. Louis, Missouri, a 77 year old black man named David Dorn was just murdered.

I am approximately 100% certain that Black Lives Matter and social justice warriors won’t protest over this.

How can I be so certain?

Because this murder doesn’t fit their narrative.

Dorn was a retired police captain who had served with the St. Louis Police Department for 38 years.

The people who murdered Dorn were looters.

This is a photograph of Dorn:  Source: https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/03/us/david-dorn-st-louis-police-shot-trnd/index.html

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June 3, 2020. Tags: , , , , . Black lives matter, Racism, Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Why do left wing protestors never seem to care about the 93% of black murder victims who are killed by other blacks?

By Daniel Alman (aka Dan from Squirrel Hill)

May 30, 2020

93% of black murder victims are killed by other blacks. Source: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/feds-49-of-murder-victims-are-black-men/

Left wing protestors never seem to care about those murder victims.

Why is that?

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May 30, 2020. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Black lives matter, Political correctness, Racism, Social justice warriors, Violent crime. 2 comments.

Associated Press: Former Senate staffer accuses Joe Biden of sexual assault

https://www.yahoo.com/news/former-senate-staffer-accuses-joe-022955519.html

Former Senate staffer accuses Joe Biden of sexual assault

By Alexandra Jaffe

Associated Press

April 12, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former aide to Joe Biden is accusing the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee of sexually assaulting her during the early 1990s when he was a senator. Biden’s campaign denies the charges.

In two recent interviews with The Associated Press, Tara Reade alleged the assault occurred in the basement of a Capitol Hill office building in the spring of 1993. She filed a police report in Washington on Thursday saying she was the victim of a sexual assault by an unnamed person in 1993, a copy of which was obtained by the AP.

It’s not the first time Reade has made an accusation against the former vice president. Last year, Reade publicly accused Biden of inappropriate touching, but did not allege sexual assault.

In a statement, Biden deputy campaign manager and communications director Kate Bedingfield said the former vice president has “dedicated his public life to changing the culture and the laws around violence against women,” pointing to his work passing the Violence Against Women Act. She said “he firmly believes that women have a right to be heard — and heard respectfully,” but added: “Such claims should also be diligently reviewed by an independent press.”

“What is clear about this claim: it is untrue. This absolutely did not happen,” Bedingfield said.

Reade’s charge comes at a pivotal time for Biden. The former vice president is seeking to unify the Democratic Party behind his campaign as the party’s presumptive presidential nominee after Sen. Bernie Sanders dropped out of the primary last week. Women are a crucial voting bloc for Democrats and any erosion of support for Biden could sink his candidacy in the fall.

The November contest between Biden and President Donald Trump will be the first presidential race of the #MeToo era, a movement that spurred numerous women to come forward with allegations of sexual assault, including against several prominent men in politics, entertainment and other industries. Trump has also been accused of assault and unwanted touching by numerous women, charges he denies. He was forced to apologize during the 2016 campaign after he was heard on a recording bragging about using his fame to assault women.

Earlier in the Democratic primary, Biden faced accusations of unwanted touching by several women, who said they were uncomfortable with hugs, hand holding and other actions. Reade was among the women who came forward at the time.

In recent weeks, she’s given a handful of interviews saying Biden’s actions went further than she initially disclosed. In an interview with the AP, she detailed a 1993 encounter that she says occurred when she was asked by a supervisor to bring Biden his gym bag as he was on his way down to the Senate gymnasium. She says Biden pushed her against a wall in the basement of a Capitol Hill office building, groped her and penetrated her with his fingers.

“He was whispering to me and trying to kiss me at the same time, and he was saying, ‘Do you want to go somewhere else?’’’ she said. “I remember wanting to say stop, but I don’t know if I said it out loud or if I just thought it. I was kind of frozen up.”

Reade said that she pulled away and Biden looked “shocked and surprised,” and replied, “Come on, man, I heard you liked me.”

Reade, who was a staff assistant in Biden’s office at the time, said she wasn’t aware of any direct witnesses to the encounter. She told the AP she did raise accusations of sexual harassment, but not assault, against Biden in multiple meetings with her supervisors, including Marianne Baker, Biden’s executive assistant; Dennis Toner, Biden’s deputy chief of staff; and Ted Kaufman, the senator’s chief of staff.

In a statement provided by the campaign, Baker said that in the nearly two decades she worked for Biden, “I never once witnessed, or heard of, or received, any reports of inappropriate conduct, period — not from Ms. Reade, not from anyone.”

The AP spoke to five current or former Biden staffers on Sunday, all of whom worked for him at the time of the alleged incident. None recalled such an incident or a report, and neither Toner nor Kaufman could recall Reade. Both said what she had described was out of character for Biden.

“She did not come to me. I would have remembered her if she had, and I don’t remember her at all,” Kaufman said.

Reade said she filed a written report with a Senate personnel office. But she didn’t receive a copy of it and has been unable to obtain one since because, she says, Biden’s Senate files are currently at the University of Delaware, which has not yet made them public.

The AP has been unable to verify whether a report was made.

Reade says after complaining to supervisors, her job responsibilities were scaled back and she was eventually told by Toner that she was not a good fit for the job and encouraged to find a new one. This contradicts her comments to The New York Times, which reported Reade said Kaufman told her she was not a good fit for the job.

Reade told the AP she spoke to at least four people about Biden’s conduct before she went public with her experience: two friends, her brother and her mother. Her mother passed away, and her brother did not respond to a request for comment.

One friend, who knew Reade in 1993, said in an interview Sunday that Reade told them about the alleged assault when it happened. The person, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation, didn’t mention the assault allegation during an initial interview with the AP last year, but confirmed those details after Reade went forward with them. The person said they had initially advised Reade against sharing details of the assault because of the negative response to her less serious accusations of harassment.

The second friend met Reade more than a decade after the alleged incident and confirmed that Reade had a conversation with them in 2007 or 2008 about experiencing sexual harassment from Biden while working in his Senate office. But the friend, who requested anonymity to protect the privacy of their family, made no mention of assault.

In the course of reporting on Reade’s allegations, the AP also contacted 21 former Biden staffers from the time and spoke to several of them. While some remembered Reade, none recalled any instances of inappropriate touching or behavior on Biden’s behalf, or any complaints made by Reade.

Melissa Lefko, who worked as a staff assistant for Biden at the same time as Reade, said Biden had very little interaction with staff at their level, and that Reade’s recollection of Biden’s conduct didn’t match her own.

“When you work on the Hill, you know who the good guys are who the bad guys are and who you should avoid and Biden was a good guy, he was never, ever on that list of the bad guys,” she said in an interview.

Biden’s conduct towards women first came under scrutiny just before he announced his presidential campaign last spring. Eight women, including Reade, came forward with allegations that the former vice president made them feel uncomfortable with inappropriate physical displays of affection.

Biden acknowledged the complaints and promised to “be more mindful about respecting personal space in the future.”

The AP spoke with Reade about those complaints in April 2019. During that interview, Reade alleged that Biden rubbed her shoulders and neck, played with her hair, and that she was asked by another aide in Biden’s Senate office to dress more conservatively and told “don’t be so sexy.” The AP declined to publish details of the interview at the time because reporters were unable to corroborate her allegations, and aspects of her story contradicted other reporting.

In recent months, Reade came forward with the additional allegation of assault, speaking first to progressive podcast host Katie Halper, before The New York Times published an extensive review of her claims Sunday.

Reade’s story of sexual harassment had circulated for weeks in both conservative and progressive media outlets. While Reade said she supported Sanders or Elizabeth Warren in the Democratic primary, she said that her decision to come forward with new details was not politically motivated.

In her Sunday interview with the AP, Reade said that she was reluctant to share details of the assault during her initial conversations with reporters over a year ago because she was scared of backlash, and was still coming to terms with what happened to her.

“Already I was being threatened and kind of smeared, and I just I wasn’t ready,” she said. “So I talked about the sexual harassment and what I was comfortable talking about, but I wasn’t ready to talk about sexual assault.”

Associated Press writers Steve Braun in Washington and Don Thompson in Nevada City, Calif., contributed to this report.

April 15, 2020. Tags: , , , , . Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Manhattan judge, over prosecutor’s objections, releases suspect in two violent street assaults without bail

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-homeless-man-freed-without-bail-manhattan-assaults-20200110-z7xfbvea4jhxhlckwqlvrpq3vq-story.html

Manhattan judge, over prosecutor’s objections, releases suspect in two violent street assaults without bail

January 10, 2020

A giggling suspect accused of randomly battering three women in violent Manhattan street attacks was cut loose without bail Friday over the objection of prosecutors.

Homeless defendant Eugene Webb was freed just two days after allegedly punching a woman in the face on West Houston St., knocking out one of her teeth — then hours later shoving a second woman to the ground and kicking her on Park Ave. and E. 42nd St.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s office sought $10,000 cash bail or a $30,000 bond, but Criminal Court Judge Ann Thompson ruled that Webb should be released on his own recognizance under the state’s controversial new bail guidelines.

Webb, 26, was arrested at Bellevue Hospital on Thursday after police got a tip he was there. He was charged with assault and aggravated harassment.

The antsy defendant wore dark sweatpants, a purple undershirt and a black jacket to his Friday arraignment where he constantly shifted back and forth, unable to stand still.

Assistant District Attorney John Dunn’s argued that Webb showed a “willful and persistent” pattern of skipping court dates. He noted that the defendant failed to show for a scheduled hearing last October after punching an unsuspecting 35-year-old woman in the mouth on Sept. 3 on E. 14th St.

Webb was arrested for the September attack after cops found him smoking crack on a Greenwich Village stoop.

“The defendant persistently attacked females,” Dunn said Friday. “As to bail, the defendant failed to return to court … He was willing and able to do so, and he intentionally chose not to.”

Judge Thompson argued that one misstep was not enough to merit jail under the modified bail system.

“One failure to appear, despite having a new case and having a record of criminal conduct — I don’t think that makes the defendant meet the standard,” she ruled.

Webb was ordered to return on Feb. 25 for the two Wednesday attacks, and left the hearing with a smile.

A spokesperson for the New York County Defender Services, a group that provides free legal services for low-income city defendants, said to focus on the bail ruling was to miss the point.

“This case says more about our city’s deficient system for dealing with homelessness and serious mental illness, and how they intersect, than it does about bail reform,” the spokesperson said.

February 7, 2020. Tags: , , , , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Suspect in brutal mugging of elderly woman caught on video released under new bail law

https://nypost.com/2020/02/01/suspect-in-brutal-mugging-of-elderly-woman-caught-on-video-released-under-new-bail-law/

Suspect in brutal mugging of elderly woman caught on video released under new bail law

February 1, 2020

Not even this brutal, caught-on-video mugging — in which a struggling 83-year-old woman was dragged to the ground, and her purse wrenched away — is enough to get a suspect locked up these days under the state’s new bail reform law.

Exclusive video obtained by The Post allegedly shows 56-year-old Dana White, of Jamaica, Queens, walking up behind the victim in front of a building on Eldridge St. on the Lower East Side at about 5:45 a.m. Monday.

The victim is so petite compared to her attacker, that she stands only as high as his chest as he grabs at her scarf.

When the woman, who was walking with a cane, turns to escape his grasp, the thief puts his arms around her neck and drags her to the ground, the video shows.

The brave woman struggles on the pavement and waves her cane as she tries to fight off the fiend, who soon yanks her purse from around her neck and leaves her on the ground.

“She was a tough old woman who didn’t want to give it up,” a law enforcement source told The Post of the victim and her precious purse.

White was arrested shortly after the coldhearted attack and charged with robbery — but was released without bail by the new legislation, which restricts bail for most low-level crimes.

Cops were fuming after the release, the latest in a string of repeat offenders sent back onto the streets under the new law, which requires a robbery to have caused an injury before a judge is allowed to set bail.

The sturdy senior had declined medical assistance at the scene.

“This is a crime that was deemed non-violent by Governor Cuomo — what an asshole,”  one frustrated cop told The Post in outrage.

“How would he like it if the victim was somebody he knew or was related to?”

White has at least 14 previous arrests, including at least 6 robbery charges and charges for criminal possession of a weapon, trespassing, and assault, sources said.

Police were so irritated by White’s release that they dug into the case — and found he was on parole for a previous burglary, sources said.

He was taken back into custody shortly after for the parole violation.

February 2, 2020. Tags: , , , , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Crimes For Which A Defendant Must Be Released From Custody, Without Bail, After January 1, 2020 [New York]

https://www.nicoleforny.com/bail/

Crimes For Which A Defendant Must Be Released From Custody, Without Bail, After January 1, 2020 [New York]

• Burglary in the second degree (residential burglary)

• Burglary in the third degree

• Robbery in the second degree (aided by another person)

• Robbery in the third degree

• Manslaughter in the second degree

• Criminally negligent homicide

• Aggravated vehicular homicide

• Vehicular manslaughter in the first and second degrees

• Assault in the third degree

• Aggravated vehicular assault

• Aggravated assault upon a person less than eleven years old

• Vehicular assault in the first and second degrees

• Criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds

• Criminal possession of a firearm

• Criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree

• Criminal sale of a firearm to a minor

• Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the first and second degrees

• Criminal sale of a controlled substance in the first and second degrees

• Criminal sale of a controlled substance in or near school grounds

• Use of a child to commit a controlled substance offense

• Criminal sale of a controlled substance to a child

• Patronizing a person for prostitution in a school zone

• Promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child

• Possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child

• Promoting a sexual performance by a child

• Failure to register as a sex offender

• Bribery in the first degree

• Bribe giving for public office

• Bribe receiving in the first degree

• Arson in the third and fourth degrees

• Grand larceny in the first, second, third, and fourth degrees

• Aggravated cruelty to animals

• Overdriving, torturing and injuring animals

• Failure to provide proper sustenance to animals

• Animal fighting

• Unlawful imprisonment in the first degree

• Coercion in the first degree

• Criminal solicitation in the first degree

• Criminal facilitation in the first degree

• Money laundering in support of terrorism in the third and fourth degrees

• Making a terroristic threat

• Obstructing governmental administration in the first and second degree

• Obstructing governmental administration by means of a self-defense spray device

• Promoting prison contraband in the first and second degrees

• Resisting arrest

• Hindering prosecution

• Tampering with a juror

• Tampering with physical evidence

• Aggravated harassment in the first degree

• Directing a laser at an aircraft in the first degree

• Enterprise corruption

• Money laundering in the first degree

January 22, 2020. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Caught On Camera: NYPD Officer Sucker Punched By Suspect In Brooklyn, Attacker Already Released Without Bail

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akN11UHZMHs

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/12/28/nypd-sucker-punch-bail-reform/

Caught On Camera: NYPD Officer Sucker Punched By Suspect In Brooklyn, Attacker Already Released Without Bail

December 28, 2019

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An NYPD officer was assaulted in a wild confrontation caught on camera in Brooklyn Heights.

Police say 40-year-old Steven Haynes punched an officer after being asked to leave the middle of an intersection where he was sitting.

The attack took place near a Bank of America on Court and Livingston Streets.

Eventually, more officers are seen moving in to help remove the suspect who is now facing a long list of charges, including assault on a police officer and resisting arrest.

Despite those charges, Haynes is reportedly already back out on the street, according to the Police Benevolent Association.

https://twitter.com/NYCPBA/status/1211065437741625345

The NYPD’s largest union slammed the suspect’s release, claiming that criminals are running loose across the five boroughs under the belief they can get away with their actions. The PBA cited the upcoming bail reform policy in New York State, which prevents judges from setting a cash bail for many crimes starting on Jan. 1, 2020.

January 22, 2020. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Social justice warriors, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

The father of a 15-year-old who assaulted and killed an innocent person at the Great Frederick Fair defends his son

At the Great Frederick Fair in Frederick, Maryland, a 15-year-old assaulted and killed an innocent man.

The father of the killer said:

“My son is not an animal. He’s never been in trouble. He made a mistake. He’s only 15. I feel for the other family. They lost a loved one. My son doesn’t deserve to spend the rest of his life in prison.”

Here’s a video of a news report on this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpd1mTHtZLM

September 24, 2019. Tags: , , , , . Violent crime. 6 comments.

Trump gives early release to violent criminals and sex offenders

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/dozens-of-violent-criminals-have-been-released-under-first-step-act-data-shows

Violent criminals and sex offenders released early due to ‘First Step Act’ legislation

July 23, 2019

More than a hundred violent criminals and sex offenders have been released under the First Step Act, President Trump’s signature bipartisan criminal justice reform package, according to data from an administration official provided to Fox News on Monday.

The data, first obtained exclusively by “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” seemingly contradicted promises from lawmakers and the White House that the legislation would largely affect only prisoners sentenced for minor drug-related offenses. Of 2,243 inmates released under the First Step Act, only 960 were incarcerated for drug-related offenses.

On the other hand, 496 were in prison for weapons/explosives-related crimes, 239 for sex offenses, 178 for fraud/bribery/extortion, 118 for burglary/larceny and 106 for robbery, according to the data.

Another 59 were imprisoned over homicide/aggravated assault, 46 for immigration-related offenses, nine for counterfeiting/embezzlement and two for national security reasons.

In all, 2,023 of the inmates were male, while only 211 inmates were female. 1,017 of the 2,243 inmates are black, while 1,129 are white, 62 American Indian and 35 Asian/Pacific Islander.

The Justice Department announced last Friday that 3,100 federal inmates were being released as part of the First Step Act, which has been heralded by Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., as a start to righting a “broken” criminal justice system that has “disproportionately harmed communities of color.”

Nevertheless, on Tuesday, special assistant to the president Ja’Ron Smith told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that many of the violent inmates would shortly have been released regardless of the First Step Act.

WHAT ARE THE PROVISIONS OF THE FIRST STEP ACT?

Several hundred of the 3,100 released inmates were transferred into Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody or state prisons, which accounts for the discrepancy from the 2,243 figure provided by the administration official.

Speaking on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Louisiana Republican John Sen. Kennedy, who was one of a handful of lawmakers to oppose the bill, said the numbers were predictable.

“Good intentions sometimes have nothing to do with actual consequences,” Kennedy told Carlson. “We were told that this would only allow low-level, nonviolent criminals to go free. I didn’t believe it, and I didn’t believe it because I read the bill. And now we find out that in the first traunch of prisoners let free, 500 committed weapons or explosive crimes, 250 committed sex crimes, I think there were 60 or 70 that were guilty of homicide or aggravated assault. And those are not low-level, nonviolent criminals.”

Kennedy went on to describe the leadup to the bill as a “complete lie.” He said he had offered an amendment that would have required victims to be notified about inmates’ release, but that it was vetoed.

“To me, this is pretty simple,” Kennedy said. “I believe in the Kantean definition of justice. C.S. Lewis talked about it. Saint Augustine talked about it. Justice exists when people get what they deserve. Justice is not necessarily deterrence, or rehabilitation, though that can be a byproduct.”

Kennedy added: “And I don’t know why it is, Tucker — if I make it to heaven, I’m going to ask — but there are some people in this world, they’re not mixed up, they’re not confused, they’re not sick, it’s not a question that their mama or daddy didn’t love them enough.

“They’re just bad. And when they commit criminal acts, justice required they be punished.”

At the State of the Union address earlier this year, Trump touted the First Step Act as a major breakthrough focusing on nonviolent offenders.

“This legislation reformed sentencing laws that have wrongly and disproportionately harmed the African-American community,” Trump said. “The First Step Act gives nonviolent offenders the chance to reenter society as productive, law-abiding citizens. Now, states across the country are following our lead. America is a nation that believes in redemption.”

Last week, the DOJ published new standards to identify other inmates who may be eligible for “good time” releases under the law.

“Starting today at prisons around the country, nearly 3,100 inmates are being released from BOP (Bureau of Prisons) custody due to the increase in good-conduct time applied to reduce their sentences under the First Step Act,” Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen told reporters.

The move marked the largest group to be freed so far under a clause in the First Step Act that reduces more sentences due to “earned good time.”

In addition to reuniting with their families, the formerly incarcerated citizens could obtain employment opportunities announced by Trump last month at the White House as part of the “Second Chance” hiring program.

The department said last week it would move $75 million in existing resources to fund the bill in the 2019 fiscal year, and launch a new “risk and needs assessment system designed to assess inmates’ risks of recidivism and to identify their individualized needs to reduce their risks of re-offending.”

Meanwhile, the bill’s retroactive application of the 2010 Fair Sentencing Act has so far resulted in 1,691 sentence reductions, the department said in a press release. The 2010 Act reduced the difference between sentences for crack cocaine and powder cocaine possession at the federal level, in a bid to reduce the racial disparity in resulting incarcerations.

Other provisions in the First Step Act ease mandatory minimum sentences under federal law. For example, the legislation reduces the “stacking” of drug offenses to drive up sentences, and prescribes 25-year terms, rather than life terms, for many “third strike” crimes.

August 12, 2019. Tags: , , , . Donald Trump, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Judge Robert Crowley helped convicted murderer Albert Flick get out of prison early so Flick could commit another murder

In 1979, a guy named Albert Flick was was sentenced to 25 years in prison for stabbing his wife to death while her daughter watched.

In 2007, Flick was sent to prison again for stabbing a woman with a fork.

In 2010,  Flick was sent to prison yet again for assaulting a woman. Although the prosecution had recommend an eight year prison sentence, Judge Robert Crowley only gave Flick half that much time. Judge Crowley explained the shorter sentence with the following words:

“At some point, Mr. Flick is going to age out of his capacity to engage in this conduct, and incarcerating him beyond the time that he ages out doesn’t seem to me to make good sense”

In July 2018, Flick stabbed a woman to death while her 11-year-old twin sons watched.

Judge Robert Crowley seems to care more about convicted murderers than he does about their innocent victims.

July 19, 2019. Tags: , , , . Violent crime. Leave a comment.

They gave parole to a convicted murderer named Keith L. Burley Jr. so he could commit another murder

In March 1999, a guy named Keith L. Burley Jr., of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, used a gun to shoot and kill someone while Burley was committing an armed robbery.

Burley was arrested, charged, tried, convicted, and sentenced to prison.

In March 2019, the parole board decided to let Burley out of prison on parole.

Four months later, Burley used a knife to stab an eight-year-old boy to death.

Other children were inside the home where the stabbing took place, and saw the stabbing as it happened.

Burley was not the biological father of the child that he murdered.

Burley was dating the child’s mother at the time that Burley murdered the child.

In my opinion, the people who voted to give parole to Burley should be charged as accessories to the child’s murder.

July 10, 2019. Tags: , . Violent crime. 1 comment.

Black Brooklynites Attack Hasidic Jews, De Blasio Blames Trump And ‘White Supremacy’

https://dailycaller.com/2019/05/13/blacks-attack-hasidim-brooklyn-deblasio-blames-trump-white-supremacy/

Black Brooklynites Attack Hasidic Jews, De Blasio Blames Trump And ‘White Supremacy’

May 13, 2019

In a recent spate of hate crime attacks on Hasidic Jews in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, virtually all the perpetrators have been African-American, according to local activists, elected officials, and victims.

Yet at a recent news briefing reporting an 82 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents in the city, when New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was asked about the attacks, he connected the attacks to national trends, blaming “white supremacy” and “nativism.”

“It’s really clear that forces of white supremacy have been unleashed,” de Blasio said in a press conference earlier this month. “A lot of folks used to be told it was unacceptable to be anti-Semitic, it was unacceptable to be racist and now they’re getting more permission. We’ve got make it very clear it’s unacceptable in our society. And the best way we do that here is by finding the perpetrators and prosecuting them and ensuring that they feel the consequences of their acts.”

Yet there is no evidence any of the perpetrators in Brooklyn (“here”) were nativists or white supremacists. In most of the attacks caught on video, it is clear the perpetrators are black.

For example, in a prominent case late last year, a black teenager was arrested after being caught on tape furiously beating a Hasidic man with a wooden stick.

Then, in late January, three men were caught on video shoving a Hasidic man violently to the ground, punching him and leaving cuts and bruises. Three African-American men — Nazar Walters, Teshon Bannister, and Joshua Peters — were arrested for the attack and face hate-crime charges. The three are also suspects in another attack the same night.

And last month, a Hasidic man who said hello to an African-American man smoking a cigar says the man cursed, punched, and choked him, saying he hates Jews and blames them for his economic problems. The attack was caught on security video.

Crown Heights residents confirm those and many similar videos are representative of the spate of violence.

For example, District Leader Geoffrey Davis, an elected official in New York’s 43rd assembly district, said the attacks are due to black racism against Jews. Davis, who is African-American, called the violence “a misplaced anger by black people who have a tendency of lashing out at Jewish people under the assumption that they are creating havoc in our community — which they are not.”

Crown Heights has been the site of ongoing tensions since a three-day race riot in 1991 in which black youth attacked Jews on the street, killing one rabbinical student, although Davis said he does not see a direct connection between those riots and today’s violence.

Nonetheless, one Hasidic hate-crime victim said all three of his attackers were African-American. Mendy, a Crown Heights resident who asked that his last name not be used, described walking down the street late at night when a black man punched him in the face “quite hard” and ran off with two other men.

He said in his opinion “the vast majority” of the recent attackers have been African-American: “it’s completely one-sided. People in the Jewish community aren’t walking down the street attacking others. We’re not interested in fighting with our neighbors.”

The racial makeup of the perpetrators of the hate crimes does not appear in question. For example, City Councilman Chaim Deutsch, who represents part of Brooklyn, confirmed that most of the Crown Heights attacks were by African-Americans, and community activist Rabbi Yaacov Behrman, director of Operation Survival, said that of at least two dozen cases of anti-Hasidic attacks he’s aware of in the last year, all but two were by blacks. (The other two were by people of indeterminate race.) Behrman complained that the media blames the spike in hate crimes “on the far right” whereas locally people understand the attacks in the local context.

Every Brooklyn resident interviewed for this story strongly rejected the idea that forces often linked to President Trump had anything to do with the attacks. Mendy said that the attackers “aren’t white supremacists wearing MAGA hates and shooting up black churches.”

As for de Blasio, New York Councilman Kalman Yeger, who represents a district in Brooklyn, praised the mayor for “standing up tall and forcefully against anti-Semitism” but said he did not see a causal link between the president’s rhetoric and the attacks.

Mayor de Blasio, in fact, has not delineated the connections he sees between white supremacy and black-on-Hasidic crime in Brooklyn, but his reference to “white supremacy … unleashed” and “they’re getting more permission” echoes language he’s used in the past linking President Trump to white supremacy and nativism.

June 9, 2019. Tags: , , , , , . Racism, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Muslim who murdered Jewish pensioner Sarah Halimi will not face a criminal trial

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/05/muslim-who-murdered-jewish-pensioner-sarah-halimi-will-not-face-a-criminal-trial

Muslim who murdered Jewish pensioner Sarah Halimi will not face a criminal trial

May 27, 2019

The claim seems to be, “the marijuana did it”, ignoring his previous anti-Semitic taunts, his screams of “Allahu Akhbar” during the actual killing, being pictured smiling with a mein kampf. Now considered unfit to stand trial.

Clearly Kobili Traore had been practicing Islam to the letter:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar: I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, “The Jews will fight with you, and you will be given victory over them so that a stone will say, ‘O Muslim! There is a Jew behind me; kill him!’”

Sahih al-Bukhari Book 56 Hadith 791

This is an insult to both marijuana users and people with mental health issues, neither of which would be a lone cause of violence and the desire to murder a 65 year old Jewish woman. Traore’s desire to practice jihad is the only cause of her death.

A leading French Jewish organization said on Friday that it had “learned with consternation” that the man accused of murdering Jewish pensioner Sarah Halimi in April 2017 will not face a criminal trial.

In a statement carried by the Jewish publication Alliance, the BNVCA  —  a Paris-based group that works with victims of antisemitic attacks — said that the investigating magistrate in the Halimi case had concluded that the murderer, Kobili Traore, was heavily intoxicated on marijuana when he committed the killing, and mentally unfit to stand trial.

The BNVCA did not disclose its source for this information, which was unreported in the French media on Friday.

Referring to the numerous political and legal obstacles encountered by the Halimi family in their fight for justice over two years, the BNVCA said that it had “sensed from the beginning of the investigation that this crime would go unpunished.”

Halimi, 65-years-old at the time of her death, was subjected to a frenzied beating and then hurled from a third-floor window in the early hours of Apr. 4, 2017, by Traore, a neighbor in the same public housing project in eastern Paris who broke into her apartment.

Terrified neighbors who alerted police after hearing her cries for help reported that Traore had shouted the words, “Allahu Akhbar,” and, “Shaitan” (Arabic for “Satan”), during Halimi’s ordeal.

Police investigations later revealed that Halimi had told relatives that she was scared of Traore, who insulted her visiting daughter as a “dirty Jewess” a few weeks before the murder.

Traore’s lawyers, however, have insisted throughout that their client was too intoxicated from his ingestion of cannabis to be held responsible for his actions. On March 20, a third psychiatric report commissioned by the investigating judge in the Halimi case concurred with this assessment, arguing that Traore’s consumption of cannabis had eliminated his “discernment” (a clinical term for “judgment”).

In its statement, the BNVCA pointed out the “paradox that a driver under the influence of alcohol has his sentence heavily aggravated, and a drug user is exonerated.”

The group added that it was now “very pessimistic about the real possibilities of eradicating antisemitism when the culprits are neither tried nor sentenced.”

It concluded: “We fear that this decision will encourage other so-called mentally ill people to commit other anti-Jewish crimes.”

The BNVCA’s announcement came two weeks after magistrate Anne Ihuellou announced the end of her investigations into the murder, setting off concerned speculation among observers of the Halimi case that Traore would escape a criminal trial.

May 27, 2019. Tags: , , , , , . Islamization, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Huffington Post falsely says the reason blacks murder other blacks is because of “systemic racism”

Huffington Post just published this article, which is called “The Quiet Crisis Killing Black Women.”

The article talks about a black woman who was murdered by her boyfriend.

Instead of blaming the boyfriend for the murder, Huffington Post blames it on “systemic racism.”

Here’s an excerpt from the article. The bolding is mine:

In the U.S., black women face higher rates of domestic violence than do women of all other races, except Native women. In Dallas County, the most likely type of person to be killed by a romantic partner is a black woman, age 20 to 29, just like Delashon. Black women are four times more likely than their white peers to be murdered by a boyfriend or girlfriend, and twice as likely to be killed by a spouse. And they are seven times more likely to be slain while pregnant than white women.

Experts say this is not because black men are more violent. Rather, black women are more vulnerable to domestic violence due to a constellation of factors, including high rates of poverty, lack of access to resources and systemic racism within systems designed to help victims of abuse.

And there you have it.

According to Huffington Post, it’s not the murderer’s fault that this woman was murdered.

Instead, the blame gets placed on “systemic racism.”

Also, this is not the first time the boyfriend violently abused the girlfriend. The article cites multiples examples of previous abuse. There were multiple witnesses. But they, as well as the victim, didn’t want to testify due to a strong belief in “Stop Snitchin’.”

They actually sell this t-shirt. (Image from this link.)



What a horrible fashion choice!

Anyway, the article’s subtitle is:

“Dallas police say Delashon Jefferson, 20, was fatally shot by her boyfriend after years of abuse. Could her death have been prevented?”

Could her death have been prevented?

What a ridiculous question to ask.

Of course her death could have been prevented.

If the witnesses and the victim had been willing to testify against the violent boyfriend, then he would have been in jail, instead of being out of jail and murdering the victim.

I guess the witnesses and the victim didn’t want the violent boyfriend to be in jail because that, too, would have been an example of “systemic racism.”

December 17, 2018. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Media bias, Racism, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Indiana driver who killed three children says she didn’t know there was a school bus in front of her

The Indiana driver who recently killed three children says she didn’t know there was a school bus in front of her.

This is a photo from the crash site. I’d say it’s pretty obvious that it’s a school bus. I wonder if the driver who killed three children was texting while driving.

Image sourced from https://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2018/11/01/indiana-school-bus-stop-accident-driver-alyssa-shepherd/1846987002/


This next photo is also from the crash site. This is the truck that the driver used to kill three children. The truck did not crash into another vehicle. Instead, all of the dents and other damage in the front of the truck are from driving into the children. Imagine what this must have done to their bodies.

Image sourced from https://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2018/11/01/indiana-school-bus-stop-accident-driver-alyssa-shepherd/1846987002/


https://www.abc57.com/news/driver-in-fatal-crash-told-police-she-didnt-realize-it-was-a-school-bus

Driver in fatal crash told police she didn’t realize it was a school bus

November 1, 2018

The woman who was driving the truck that killed three children and injured one as they walked to the school bus told police she saw the lights, but didn’t recognize it as a school bus until it was too late, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Alyssa Shepherd, 24, spoke with investigators right after the crash happened on SR 25 Tuesday morning around 7:15 a.m.

The information about what Shepherd told police was revealed in the probable cause affidavit.

Shepherd told police she saw the lights of the bus, but didn’t recognize it as a school bus. By the time she realized what it was, the kids were in front of her, according to reports.

Multiple witnesses reported seeing the lights on and the stop arm down, police said.

Shepherd told police she doesn’t usually drive her husband to work, but on Tuesday she did. She dropped him off in Talma at 7:05 a.m. and then headed to her mother’s house to drop off her little brother.

She said she was not running late or in a hurry.

Her brother and two other children were in the truck with her when the crash happened.

The bus driver told police he saw the pickup truck coming but it was a long way off. Since he had his flashing lights and stop arm down, he waved the kids across the street.

When he realized the truck wasn’t slowing down, he honked his horn as a warning – but it was too late, he told police.

A driver who was behind Shepherd testified she came around the curve and saw the school bus lights. She saw the headlights of the truck light up the kids just before they were hit, according to reports.

Shepherd is facing three counts of reckless homicide and a misdemeanor count of passing a school bus with arm extended causing injury.

November 5, 2018. Tags: , , , , . Violent crime. 1 comment.

Pittsburgh synagogue shooter tended to by Jewish doctors and nurses, officials say

https://www.foxnews.com/us/pittsburgh-synagogue-shooter-tended-to-by-jewish-doctors-and-nurses-officials-say

Pittsburgh synagogue shooter tended to by Jewish doctors and nurses, officials say

October 29, 2018

PITTSBURGH — Jewish doctors and nurses at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh put their personal feelings aside to help save the life of the man who allegedly claimed he wanted to “kill all the Jews” as he opened fire at a synagogue and murdered 11 worshipers.

Robert Bowers, 46, was shot multiple times himself and taken to AGH. In addition to killing eight men and three women, he wounded six other people, including four police officers, before surrendering Saturday.

“He was taken to my hospital and he’s shouting, ‘I want to kill all the Jews’,” Dr. Jeffrey Cohen, president of Allegheny General Hospital and a member of the Tree of Life Synagogue, told ABC. “The first three people who took care of him were Jewish.”

Another nurse, whose father is a rabbi, “came in from a mass casualty drill and took care of this gentleman.”

Cohen was one of the first people on the scene. He lives in the neighborhood and heard gunfire from his house.

“I was standing there…and you could start hearing very quickly what was going on,” he said.

Just like the first responders who rushed into danger, Cohen credits his doctors, nurses and staff for stepping up.

“We are here to take care of sick people. We’re not here to judge you. We’re not here to ask ‘Do you have insurance or do you not have insurance?’ We’re here to take care of people who need our help,” he said.

Cohen says he and Bowers had a brief conversation at the hospital.

“When I stopped in, I asked him how he was doing. Was he in pain? And he said, ‘No. He was fine,’” Cohen said.

Cohen says Bowers then asked him who he was.

“I said I’m Dr. Cohen, president of the hospital. Then I turned around and left,” he said. “The FBI agent who was guarding him said, ‘I don’t know if I could have done that.’ And I said, ‘If you were in my shoes, I’m sure you could.’”

Bowers was discharged from the hospital Monday morning and arrived at the federal courthouse in downtown Pittsburgh around noon.

He faces 11 counts of criminal homicide, six counts of aggravated assault and 13 counts of ethnic intimidation in addition to federal counts that include weapons offenses and hate crime charges. Federal prosecutors are expected to seek the death penalty against him.

October 30, 2018. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Guns, Health care, Kindness, Pittsburgh, Religion, Squirrel Hill, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

On the same day that the Squirrel Hill synagogue shooter killed 11 people, a law abiding gun owner prevented a massacre at a McDonald’s in Birmingham, Alabama

On the same day that a scumbag shot and killed 11 innocent people at a synagogue in Squirrel Hill, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a different scumbag tried to carry out a mass shooting at a McDonald’s in Birmingham, Alabama. But he was stopped by a good guy with a gun. The only person who died was the bad guy.

Here’s another similar comparison:

In January 2015 in France, in response to cartoons that made fun of the Islamic prophet Mohammed, Islamic terrorists shot and killed 12 people.  The police who were sent to stop them were unable to do so, because the police were unarmed.

France’s extensive gun control laws did not stop the bad guys from getting guns. But the country’s extreme anti-gun mentality did prevent the police – the police of all people – from having guns.

Four months later, Islamic terrorists tried to carry out a mass shooting at a draw Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas. However, law abiding gun owners stopped the terrorists. The only people who got killed were the terrorists.

And here’s another comparison:

When Barack Obama was an Illinois state Senator, he voted against allowing people in their own homes to use guns to protect themselves and their families from rapists and murderers.

However, as President, Obama allowed one of his Secret Service agents to shoot an armed man who was outside the White House.

Meanwhile, even the most anti-gun liberals have not called for Obama to be prosecuted for being an accessory to the murder of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.

Likewise, even the most anti-gun liberals have not called for an end to armed Secret Service agents protecting ex-President Obama 24 hours a day.

Everyone is against murder.

Why are some liberals against self defense?

And why do these liberals who oppose self defense make an exception when the person being protected is a liberal politician?

October 29, 2018. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Guns, Islamic terrorism, Pittsburgh, Squirrel Hill, Violent crime. 3 comments.

A mass shooting in my own neighborhood

This morning, when I was in my apartment (which does not face the street) and I heard a very long succession of sirens from emergency vehicles going by, I suspected that something really horrible had happened, and the only possibility that entered my mind was either a bombing or a mass shooting at one of the nearby synagogues.

With large crowds of people, including large numbers of women and children, all together in an enclosed space, I’d thought for years that something like this could happen. But I never thought it would happen.

They still haven’t published the victims’ names, pending notification of their families.

I’m 47, and I’ve lived in Squirrel Hill my entire life. I’m hoping for at least another 47 years in this neighborhood. It’s too bad some scumbag deprived at least 11 of my neighbors from living out their lives. I don’t understand why anyone would do this.

The latest updates can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsburgh_synagogue_shooting

October 27, 2018. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Guns, Pittsburgh, Religion, Squirrel Hill, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Trump should prosecute Barack Obama and Eric Holder for Brian Terry’s murder

In Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama administration ordered gun storeowners to illegally sell thousands of guns to criminals.

U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was murdered with one of these guns.

The murderer was sentenced to 30 years in prison, but his accomplices, Barack Obama and Eric Holder, haven’t even been arrested or charged.

In May 2016, it was reported that newly released documents from the Department of Justice suggested that guns from Obama’s Fast And Furious program had been linked to at least 69 killings by Mexican drug cartels.

In September 2012, Obama said that Fast and Furious had “begun under the previous administration.” In reality, Fast and Furious began in October 2009.

Bush and Obama each had a program where the U.S. government put guns into the hands of Mexican criminals. Bush’s program was called “Operation Wide Receiver,” and Obama’s program was called “Operation Fast and Furious.” However, there were three major differences between the two programs:

First, Bush’s program was carried out with the knowledge, permission, and cooperation of the Mexican government, whereas Obama’s program was not. Mexican attorney general Marisela Morales told the Los Angeles Times that she first learned about Obama’s program from the news, and said, “In no way would we have allowed it, because it is an attack on the safety of Mexicans.”

Secondly, many of the guns used in Bush’s program contained radio tracking devices, whereas most of the guns used in Obama’s program did not. In addition, under Bush’s program, U.S. federal agents followed the guns to see whose hands they ended up in, whereas with Obama’s program, U.S. federal agents were ordered not to do this.

Third, Bush’s program did not cause any known deaths, whereas Obama’s program did.

In April 2016, it was reported that the Department of Justice had illegally ignored a court order to turn over certain Fast and Furious documents.

In October 2013, the ACLU announced that it would be defending John Dodson’s first amendment right to free speech, against the Obama administration, which was trying to prevent Dodson from publishing a book about Obama’s Fast and Furious scandal.

Obama illegally ignored Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information requests regarding Fast and Furious.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder illegally refused to release 1,300 pages of information on Operation Fast and Furious, even after he had been subpoenaed to do so.

On October 3, 2011, CBS News aired a story by Sharyl Attkisson which showed that Attorney General Eric Holder had lied under oath regarding Fast and Furious. The report can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JaDEShZIvQ

On October 4, 2011, Holder’s top press aide, Tracy Schmaler, wrote the following in an email to White House Deputy Press Sectary Eric Schultz:

“I’m also calling Sharryl’s [sic] editor and reaching out to Scheiffer. She’s out of control.”

Schultz responded with an email that said:

“Good. Her piece was really bad for the AG.”

Afterward, CBS made it harder and harder for Attkisson to do reports on Fast and Furious, and she eventually quit her job at CBS.

October 4, 2018. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Guns, Violent crime. 1 comment.

Kavanaugh accuser asks Senate to limit press access for hearing

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/25/accuser-senate-limit-press-kavanaugh-hearing/

Kavanaugh accuser asks Senate to limit press access for hearing

September 25, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyers have asked senators to limit the press who will be allowed in the room to cover Thursday’s hearing with her and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and sought to dictate at least some of the outlets.

Coverage is one of a number of issues Ms. Blasey Ford’s lawyers are negotiating with Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Michael Bromwich said in emails sent Tuesday afternoon that he was requesting access for three “robocams,” three specific wire services, photographers from the Associated Press, Reuters and one unspecified service, and a pool reporter for newspapers and magazines. In a follow-up email he specified that the robocams should be operated by “the CSPAN TV pool,” and said he also wanted space for a radio reporter.

Those emails were among several seen by The Washington Times detailing the tense negotiations between Ms. Blasey Ford’s team and committee staff.

While committees sometimes limit press based on space at hearings, and some witnesses have arranged to have their identities shielded, longtime Capitol Hill watchers struggled to think of precedent for a witness dictating terms of press coverage.

In Ms. Blasey Ford’s case she has received threats since she went public with her story, and her team has insisted the committee guarantee her safety as she testifies, as well as limited access to the hearing.

Ms. Blasey Ford has accused Judge Kavanaugh of an attempted sexual assault at a party when they were both high school students in the early 1980s. He has vehemently denied the accusation, and as yet no contemporaneous witness has come forward to verify her allegations.

She has agreed to testify but has laid out a number of parameters and is objecting to some of Republicans’ plans.

One major sticking point is the GOP’s plans to use a female lawyer hired specifically for this hearing to ask questions on behalf of the Republican senators. That lawyer will question both Judge Kavanaugh and Ms. Blasey Ford, according to one email from Mike Davis, the chief counsel for nominations to Chairman Chuck Grassley.

Debra Katz, another of Ms. Blasey Ford’s lawyers, said in a Tuesday morning message they still haven’t been told who that outside lawyer will be.

“Please let us know if you have similarly withheld the name of this person from Mr. Kavanaugh and his counsel. If you have not, which we assume to be the case, can you please explain the disparate treatment?” she wrote. “Please also advise whether Mr. Kavanaugh and his counsel have been given an opportunity to meet with this individual. We would similarly like the opportunity to meet with her at her soonest availability.”

She said in the email that Mr. Davis was refusing to talk by phone, so Ms. Blasey Ford’s team was asking for an in-person meeting.

A spokesman for Mr. Grassley didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

September 27, 2018. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Donald Trump, Sexism, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

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