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May 23, 2019

Alabama lawmakers pass another contentious abortion bill

May 23 - A week after Alabama passed one of the United States' most restrictive anti-abortion laws, state lawmakers approved a proposal that criminalizes doctors who don't make every effort to save a baby's life in the event of a failed abortion. The Alabama House passed the proposed law by a vote of 66-18 Tuesday, which now heads to the Senate. If signed into law, the bill requires physicians to perform life-saving procedures to aid fetuses after failed abortions.

‘Rotting Trash Piles Sky-High in LA, Attracting Rats and Raising Concerns of a New Epidemic’

May 23 - From NBC Los Angeles: Rat-infested piles of rotting garbage left uncollected by the city of Los Angeles, even after promises to clean it up, are fueling concerns about a new epidemic after last year’s record number of flea-borne typhus cases. Even the city’s most notorious trash pile, located between downtown LA’s busy Fashion and Produce districts, continues to be a magnet for rats after it was cleaned up months ago. The rodents can carry typhus-infected fleas, which can spread...

Chicago High School Spends Over $50,000 Replacing Year Book Because Some Students Did the ‘OK’ Hand Sign

May 22 - A school in Chicago is set to spend over $50,000 dollars replacing a year book because some students displayed the ‘OK’ hand sign. Yes, really. “Administrators at the Oak Park and River Forest High School announced it will spend a total of $53,794 to replace the 1,750 copies of “Tabula” after staff found 18 photos of students making an upside down OK hand sign,” reports Newsweek. Despite officials noting that “various races, ethnicities, genders, and grades” were pictured making the sign...

Sick Photo Shows Accused Murderer Coddling Baby She Ripped From Pregnant Teen

May 22 - A shocking viral photo out of Chicago shows an accused murderer trying to cuddle with the baby she had torn from a pregnant teen she strangled to death days before. The photograph shows Clarisa Figueroa, 46, posing with the baby she is alleged to have ripped from the womb of 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa earlier this month. According to Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, Figueroa and her daughter Desiree Figueroa, 24, have been charged with murder after Desiree confessed...

New York Times op-ed calls out 'unlivable' conditions in Democrat-led cities

May 23 - A New York Times opinion piece is calling attention to the "unlivable" conditions in many American cities, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's hometown of San Francisco. In the op-ed, titled "America’s Cities Are Unlivable. Blame Wealthy Liberals," author Farhad Manjoo wrote of the "developing-world nightmare" unfolding in his home state. "To live in California at this time is to experience every day the cryptic phrase that George W. Bush once used to describe the invasion of Iraq...

Taiwan Approves Homosexual Marriage in First for Asia

May 17 - Taiwan's legislature has passed a law allowing homosexual marriage in a first for Asia. The vote Friday allows homosexual couples full legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance and child custody. Taiwan's Constitutional Court in May 2017 said the constitution allows homosexual marriages and gave parliament two years to adjust laws accordingly. Taiwan's acceptance of homosexual relationships began in the 1990s when leaders in today's ruling...

CA Democrats Fighting Over Subsidized Health Care for Illegal Aliens

May 22 - In California, Democrats are fighting with each other over government-subsidized health care for illegal aliens. But they're not fighting over if taxpayers bear the medical costs of those living in the state illegally – only about how many aliens should be covered. Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsome proposes allowing illegal aliens under the age of 26 to enroll in the state's Medicaid program. The plan is estimated to cost the Golden State $98 million a year to operate.

Deported Child Molester Captured with Migrant Group at Texas Border

May 22 - El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a previously deported child molester attempting to illegally re-enter the U.S. with a migrant family group. The group crossed the border near downtown El Paso, officials reported. El Paso Station agents patrolling near downtown on Saturday arrested a group of illegal immigrants after they crossed the border from Mexico. Embedded in the group was a migrant family made up of a father, mother, and two minor children, according to information...

Illegal Aliens' Remittances Drain $150 Billion a Year from Economy

May 22 - Legal and illegal aliens send $150 billion in untaxed funds back to their homelands each year, denying the remittances to Americans and their communities, according to a Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) report. The United States’ “generous and lax immigration policies have led billions of dollars to flow out of our economy untaxed, which is a disservice to Americans,” said a statement FAIR President Dan Stein made about the remittances.

Al Jazeera gets Twitter to silence critics

May 22 - Twitter agreed to a request by Al Jazeera’s Arabic-language network to censor English translations of a video that questioned the reality of the Holocaust and charged Jews exploited it “for their agenda.” In a post to social media, AJ+ Arabic captioned the seven-minute video: “The gas chambers killed millions of Jews. So the story says. How true is the #Holocaust and how did the Zionists benefit from it?” The presenter, Muna Hawwa, says the Jews “exploited the Holocaust for their...

Facebook targeted Candace Owens for potential ban

May 22 - According to internal documents, Facebook urged some of its employees to investigate the background of black conservative commentator Candace Owens for grounds to remove her from its platform, Breitbart News reported. The document is a “Policy Review” spreadsheet created in April of what Facebook calls “hate agents.” Owens was listed under a note that said, “Extra Credit (We should look into these after we’re done with the above designation analysis).”

MS-13 illegals charged in murder of teen girl

May 22 - Two illegal alien members of the violent MS-13 gang who were released by a sanctuary city have been charged with the murder of a 14-year-old girl in Maryland. Josue Rafael Fuentes-Ponce, 16, and Joel Ernesto Escobar, 17, were charged with first-degree murder along with 14-year-old Cynthia Hernandez-Nucamendi in the death of 14-year-old Ariana Funes-Diaz in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Breitbart News reported. The two gang members and Hernandez-Nucamendi met...

‘Unplanned’ film banned in Canada for its life-affirming content

May 20 - Distribution companies are effectively banning the film Unplanned from screening in Canadian cinemas, according to the producers of the pro-life biopic. Speaking at an Ottawa news conference on May 8, producer Lisa Wheeler said, “We have been effectively blocked from distributing the film in Canada.” Chuck Konzelman, the film’s writer, director, and producer, told LifeSiteNews via email that at least one of the two largest Canadian film distributors said “content” rather than...

May 16, 2019

Public Banned From Seeing School Shooting Case Involving Transgender Anti-Trump Culprit

May 16 - The case of two anti-Trump leftists, one of whom is transgender, who shot up a school in Denver last week has been placed under seal by a judge, banning the public from seeing it. Devon Erickson, 18, and Alec McKinney, 16, opened fire on two classrooms at the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) charter school in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, on May 7, killing one student and injuring eight others. 16-year-old Alec McKinney identifies as male but is biologically female...

EU Court Stops Deportations of Migrants Even If They Are Security Threats

May 16 - The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has given a series of rulings on deportation cases involving migrants who had either been convicted of crimes or deemed a security threat, refusing to allow them to be deported in case they face torture in their own countries. The three cases ruled on by the court involve migrants from Congo, Ivory Coast, and Chechnya who were refused asylum status in either Belgium or the Czech Republic because they had either been convicted of serious...

Filthy New York Subways Littered With Garbage

May 15 - Shocking footage from New York City shows a subway train in the Bronx filled with trash and homeless people as the stunned construction worker taking the video criticizes the city’s leadership. “See this sh*t? This how the trains be looking in the mornings. This sh*t is crazy, dog. This sh*t’s stupid. And they want us to pay more money?” the man says as he looks upon all the filth. “This sh*t makes you not wanna sit on trains and all that.

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Alabama governor signs controversial abortion ban into law but will likely face legal challenges

May 15 - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed the state's controversial abortion ban into law, though it is expected to face near-immediate legal challenges. The ban makes it a felony for doctors in the state to perform abortions in all cases, with the only exception being when the life of the mother is threatened. The law, which was passed by the state's Senate on Tuesday, does not include exceptions in cases of rape or incest. The original sponsor of the bill when it was in the state's...

Senior’s ‘Hitler’ quote in yearbook sends school officials scrambling

May 15 - Officials at a Wisconsin high school scrambled to quell the controversy that arose from a senior’s choice of quotation for the school yearbook. “‘If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.’ – Adolf Hitler” reads the unnamed Southwest High School student’s quote. The citation actually is from Nazi propaganda guru Joseph Goebbels, but you get the picture. According to the Green Bay Press Gazette, Southwest officials noted in a message to the school...

Student who 'steals' pro-life sign, on camera, shocked by her arrest

May 14 - The Created Equal organization stages displays on college campuses to persuade people that abortion is wrong. Plain and simple. But something about that message has pushed buttons on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus, where a woman grabbed a sign out of the hands of Created Equal members and walked away with it. To her dismay, however, she walked right into the arms of a police officer and was arrested for larceny.

Emails show Obama covered up Hillary scandal

May 14 - The Obama White House knew about the Hillary Clinton classified-information scandal earlier than previously admitted and tried to cover it up, according to emails obtained by Judicial Watch. The documents, obtained from the State Department through court-ordered discovery, “suggest the Obama White House knew about the Clinton email lies being told to the public at least as early as December 2012,” the watchdog group said. A federal court granted Judicial Watch...

Without God, there is no morality

May 15 - The first chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, being appointed by George Washington, was also President of the American Bible Society. Who was he? John Jay, who died May 17, 1829. As president of the Continental Congress, John Jay approved the “Circular Letter from the Congress of the United States of America to their Constituents,” Sept. 13, 1779: “Friends and Fellow Citizens. … In governments raised on the generous principles of equal liberty...

Today's Deep State crisis was predicted 100 years ago

May 14 - Paid Agitators? Deep State? Calvin Coolidge exposes their plan to have “authority over everybody” and “responsible to nobody” President Calvin Coolidge warned in a speech given May 15, 1926, at the College of William and Mary: “But there is another … recent development … the greatly disproportionate influence of organized minorities. Artificial propaganda, paid agitators, selfish interests, all impinge upon members of legislative bodies to force them to represent special elements...

Photo of 'Christ' coming in clouds of sky goes viral

May 15 - Millions of Christians know what the Bible says about the return of Jesus. “And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.” (Mark 13:26) And now, some people think they may be seeing a preview of the majestic return of God to Earth. A photograph of sunlight bursting through the clouds in skies over Italy has many people saying it resembles Jesus being crucified. The photo was originally snapped in March by Alfredo Lo Brutto of Agropoli, Italy...

Pregnant woman strangled, baby cut from womb

May 16 - A pregnant woman who had gone to a Chicago home in response to a Facebook offer of free baby clothes was strangled and her baby cut from her womb, police and family members said. Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui's infant son was hospitalized in grave condition, and three people at the home were taken into custody, with charges expected, police said Thursday. A Chicago police spokesman says the baby isn't expected to survive. The 19-year-old woman's body was found early Wednesday behind the home.

New Immune Cells Found in Mother's Milk

May 13 - It's well-known that breastfed babies tend to be healthier than babies given a bottle filled with formula, especially in their first year of life, and the benefits are numerous. What's more, the longer a baby is breastfed, the more far-reaching the health effects are throughout their lives. The developing field of stem cell biology is being used by scientists to differentiate the types of cells derived from breast milk. While there are innumerable studies on the advantages mothers offer...

May 9, 2019

Secret U.S. Missile Aims to Kill Only Terrorists, Not Nearby Civilians

May 9 - The U.S. government has developed a specially designed, secret missile for pinpoint airstrikes that kill terrorist leaders with no explosion, drastically reducing damage and minimizing the chances of civilian casualties, multiple current and former U.S. officials said. Both the Central Intelligence Agency and the Pentagon have used the weapon while closely guarding its existence. A modified version of the well-known Hellfire missile, the weapon carries an inert warhead. Instead of exploding...

Microsoft to Release Version of Word That Makes Your Grammar ‘Politically Correct’

May 9 - Microsoft is set to release a new version of Word that uses artificial intelligence to make your writing ‘politically correct’. You know how annoying it is when the iPhone corrects ‘f**king’ to ‘ducking’ every time you type out the word? Imagine that for an entire essay. The new feature, called ‘Ideas in Word’, will recommend ‘sensitive’ phrases like “We need to get some fresh blood in here” be modified so that “fresh blood” becomes “new employees”.

Shocking video of children in Philadelphia Muslim Society: 'We will chop off their heads' for Allah

May 3 - Disturbing footage of Muslim kids saying they would sacrifice themselves and kill for the "army of Allah" surfaced from an Islamic center in Philadelphia. The Muslim American Society (MAS) Islamic Center in Philadelphia posted the video to its Facebook page celebrating "Ummah Day" in which young children wearing Palestinian scarves sang and read poetry about killing for Allah and the mosque in Jerusalem. The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), a watchdog group, alerted Fox News to the video.

Mongolian Couple Dies of Bubonic Plague After Eating Raw Marmot Kidney

May 8 - Nine tourists were left stranded in a remote region of Mongolia after an unidentified local couple died from the bubonic plague. The ethnically Kazakh couple died on May 1 after ingesting raw marmot kidney — traditionally believed to have health benefits, according to Ulaanbaatar’s World Health Organization spokesperson Ariuntuya Ochirpurev. Dr. N. Tsogbadrakh, director of Mongolia’s National Center for Zoonotic Dermatology and Medicine, said that the husband hunted...

DHS Releases 7.4K Illegal Aliens into U.S. in Six Days; 1.2K Released Every Day

May 8 - President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released about 7,400 border crossers and illegal aliens into the interior of the United States over the last six days, federal data confirms. The latest catch and release totals obtained by Breitbart News reveal that, between April 29 and May 5, DHS released about 7,400 border crossers and illegal aliens into the interior of the U.S. — or about 1,200 a day — with only the promise that they will return in months, or years, for their immigration hearings.

Illegal Alien Accused of Killing Couple and Their 10-Year-Old Daughter in Vehicle Crash

May 8 - An illegal alien, who previously self-deported to Mexico, has been arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter after killing a couple and their 10-year-old daughter in a drunk driving crash. Ismael Huazo-Jardinez, a 33-year-old illegal alien, is accused of crashing into the trailer home of 38-year-old Jose Alberto Pacheco and 34-year-old Anna Grisalda Pacheco, the parents of a 10-year-old daughter, Angel Alberto Pacheco-Espinoza, and an 11-year-old daughter...

Gallery Bows to Muslim Outrage, Covers ‘Blasphemous’ US Flag Paintings

May 8 - Saatchi Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in London, covered up two “blasphemous” paintings after receiving complaints from Muslim visitors. The paintings featured classical-style nudes overlaid with Arabic text in a pattern that resembled the American flag, The Independent reported. The Arabic script included the shahada, which is one of the “Five Pillars of Islam.” Artist SKU’s paintings were meant to represent the conflict between the United States and radical Islam...

Pennsylvania school drops 'God Bless America' after complaint, district says

May 8 - A Pennsylvania elementary school principal will no longer say “God Bless America” following the Pledge of Allegiance after the district received a legal complaint on behalf of a parent who claimed that doing so broke the law. Peter Brigg, the principal of Sabold Elementary School in Springfield, would say the phrase after reciting the pledge over the loudspeaker. At least one parent filed a complaint to the Freedom From Religion Foundation. An attorney from the group sent a letter...

Denver votes to become first U.S. city to decriminalize 'magic mushrooms'

May 8 - Denver will become the first city in the United States to decriminalize magic mushrooms, based on final unofficial results on Wednesday of a ballot initiative about the hallucinogenic drug. The initiative called for Colorado’s capital to end the imposition of criminal penalties for individuals at least 21 years of age for using or possessing psilocybin, widely known as magic mushrooms. The Denver Elections Divisions will certify results on May 16, but the final count on its website on Wednesday...

Vaccinated Flight Attendant in Coma

May 7 - In the midst of rising hysteria over measles outbreaks in the U.S., media outlets have featured a story about a 43-year-old flight attendant who's been in a coma for days due to encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain, which is a rare complication of both measles and the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine. While spinning the story as a reason to be very afraid of measles, and typically spreading the rhetoric that the best way to stay "safe" is to get vaccinated, it's only mentioned...

May 2, 2019

17 Facts You Learned in School That Are Wrong

May 2 - Teachers know best, or so we were told. But over the years experts have disproved a number of "facts" that we were taught in school. We grew up believing these tidbits about history, health, and more were true and it turns out they are just myths, misinformation, or plain lies. Cheapism dug up dozens of things we believed were facts that aren’t. Here we look at 17 of them: 1. Napoleon was short. How many school kids have snickered at Napoleon's supposed lack of height?

Actor James Woods held prisoner in 'Twitter jail'

April 30 - Outspoken film star James Woods, who is legendary in social media for verbally thrashing those on the political left, is apparently a prisoner in “Twitter jail,” having been locked out of his own account. The last tweet from the conservative actor with more than 2 million online followers was dated April 19, with no official indication on his page that he’s been suspended. But Sara Miller, Woods’ girlfriend, says Woods has been thrown in Twitter jail for an alleged violation...

515 news outlets targeted for blacklist, including WND, Drudge

May 1 - The non-profit journalism group the Poynter Institute published a list of 515 media sites – including WND, Breitbart News and Drudge – that it wants blacklisted and shut down. Poynter claims on its “About” page that “it champions freedom of expression,” noted Breitbart News Editor-at-Large John Nolte. But it describes its list as an “index of unreliable news sites” and calls for advertisers to put the sites out of business. Facebook, as WND reported, commissioned Poynter...

Blue states move to bump Trump off 2020 ballot over tax returns

April 30 - Democrats have redoubled their efforts to force President Trump to release his federal tax returns by threatening to keep him off the 2020 ballot in deep-blue states, to which he might say: So what? Seventeen states have seen bills introduced this year that would require presidential candidates to turn over their tax returns as a condition for ballot access, and such measures have cleared one legislative chamber in at least four states. For the Trump campaign, however, there may be worse...

Illegal Alien Convict Charged with Execution-Style Murder After Never Being Deported

May 1 - An illegal alien convict who had been previously granted refugee status by the federal government and was supposed to be deported has now been charged with murdering, execution-style, a Miami, Florida, father of one. Illegal alien 29-year-old David Panequeusper has been charged with murdering 31-year-old Leandro Lopez this month after surveillance cameras captured the alleged killing in March, depicting an armed Panequeusper shooting Lopez to death.

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Sweden: No Deportation for Migrant Who Sexually Assaulted 11 Women in Two Weeks

May 1 - Swedish authorities have declined to deport a migrant who sexually assaulted 11 women in less than two weeks. The man, named as Said Rendi, carried out the attacks between January 28th and February 11th in the city of Uppsala, and is said to have jumped the women from behind and then fled the area while wearing a surgical mask to hide his identity, Nyheter Idag reports. Mr. Rendi was eventually arrested because the car he used is owned by the municipal government...

Homelessness In New York City Is The Worst That It Has Ever Been

May 1 - The mainstream media continues to try to convince all of us that the U.S. economy is “booming”, but meanwhile the number of homeless people is setting all-time record highs in major cities all over the nation. The recent article that I published about how wealthy elitists on the west coast are freaking out as hordes of homeless people take over their neighborhoods received a tremendous amount of attention, but nobody has a worse problem with homelessness than New York City does.

CBS News, NYT Reporter Suggest U.S. Scrap Free Speech In Favor Of New Zealand-Style Censorship

May 1 - CBS News released a propaganda segment on Monday featuring New York Times tech reporter Cecilia Kang where they suggested the US government could do an end run around the First Amendment through strict “regulations” in order to suppress “hate speech” and “misinformation” online. Both the CBS News host and NYT reporter Cecilia Kang said the US should look to countries like Australia, New Zealand, Germany and India — which do not have free speech...

China’s Smart Grid Tyranny Spreading to Australia

May 1 - On this May Day, alarm bells should be sounding as China’s internet standards and surveillance grid is spreading around the globe. As reported by the Epoch Times, the city of Darwin in Australia is preparing to integrate with Chinese surveillance technology that powers its social credit system. “Virtual fences” will alert authorities of unauthorized activity. According to the report, the technology is based on systems being used in Shenzhen, China where the social credit score is tracking Chinese citizens.

How New Yorkers are making bank ratting out idling drivers

April 28 - Dropping a dime on trucks and buses that keep their engines running while parked is paying big bucks to some New Yorkers. The number of summonses issued for violating the city’s anti-idling law skyrocketed to 1,038 last year — up from just 24 in 2017 — following the creation of a reward program for ratting out offenders, The Post has learned. Meanwhile, the city Department of Environmental Protection has handed out nearly $20,000 to 13 whistleblowers who each got...

Modifying Monkeys With Genes From Human Brains?

April 30 - In the latest developments that sound like they came straight from a science fiction novel, or maybe the start of a horror movie, scientists have tweaked monkey brains using human brain genes. The experiment involved transgenic rhesus monkeys, which were genetically engineered to carry human copies of MCPH1, a gene important for brain development. While the researchers claim the study provides value "in understanding human unique traits" in brain development...

April 25, 2019

Financial Blacklisting: YouTube Strips Ad Revenue from Second Amendment Activist Antonia Okafor

April 24 - Conservative YouTuber and second amendment activist Antonia Okafor reports that her entire channel was stripped of advertising revenue by the Google-owned video platform after she uploaded an interview about self-defense with a fellow conservative. “YouTube went straight to just demonetizing my ENTIRE channel today” wrote Okafor. “Just uploaded an episode where Nina Prevot, a Creole libertarian and I interviewed Amy Robbins about teaching young women to defend themselves.”

German Women’s Magazine Gives Tips on Treating Stab Wounds

April 25 - As knife crime continues to be a major issue in Germany, one German women’s magazine has written an article on the treatment of stab wounds in its “health and fitness” section. The April edition of the women’s magazine Illu der Frau contained the article “How do I treat a stab wound?” along with an adjacent subtitle which highlights the growing problem of knife crime across the country, Tichy’s Einblick reports. The article aims to give practical advice for those who may be victims...

Vegan Café with 18 Percent ‘Man Tax’ Closing Shop

April 25 - Co-owner Alexandra O’Brien has announced that “Handsome Her” will close on April 28, after just two years of business. In 2017, the Melbourne, Australia vegan café made feminist news with the decision to offer women preferred seating, and charge men an 18 percent “man tax,” to “reflect the gender pay gap.” Now, only two years later, the business is closing its doors for good. “It’s been a wild journey to say the least,” O’Brien wrote in a post entitled “A Handsome Farewell.”

U.S. history textbook portrays Trump as mentally ill, racist

April 24 - A new high-school American history textbook depicts President Donald Trump as mentally ill and castigates both him and his supporters as racist. Published by Pearson Education, “By the People: A History of the United States” will be used by many Advanced Placement students beginning in 2020, reports Todd Starnes. In the final section, titled “The Angry Election of 2016,” the book states Trump’s “not very-hidden racism connected with a significant number of primary voters.”

[Religion of Peace] Former Student bound for college in Michigan beheaded by Saudi Arabian government

April 23 - A Saudi Arabian man who was arrested as a teenager as he was getting ready to fly to America to begin his studies at Western Michigan University was beheaded by the government Tuesday, according to a report from an official press agency. Mujtaba al-Sweikat was 17 when he was detained at King Fahd International Airport in 2012. Earlier that year, Al-Sweikat allegedly attended a pro-democracy rally in the midst of the Arab Spring uprisings in the Middle East, which led to his arrest.

Bodycam shows Florida officer punching man handcuffed to hospital bed

April 24 - A Florida sheriff's office on Wednesday said it had opened an internal investigation after video surfaced showing a deputy punching a suspect who was handcuffed to a hospital bed. Officer bodycam footage showed Broward County Sheriff Deputy Jorge Sobrino punching David O'Connell and aggressively twisting his arm at a South Florida hospital in January. Sobrino arrested O'Connell, 26, at a Walmart in Pompano Beach, Florida, while responding to a domestic disturbance report.

How an officer, fired twice from one police, department became chief of another

April 25 - A new USA Today Network investigation uncovered disturbing patterns of police officers rising through the ranks despite being convicted of crimes and accused of misconduct. The investigation found 32 people who became "police chiefs or sheriffs, despite a finding of serious misconduct, usually at another department." A lot of police departments don't have the money or resources to do thorough background checks on candidates, and police misconduct is often secretive and hard to uncover...

Florida deputies who broke black teen's nose in violent arrest could face prosecution

April 25 - White sheriff's deputies who were captured on cellphone video pepper-spraying and punching a black teen in Florida last week could face prosecution. All charges against the 15-year-old they were arresting have been dropped. Ninth-grader Delucca Rolle's family said they're grateful he's clear of all charges, including assaulting an officer and resisting arrest. Two of the deputies involved in the violent arrest are now suspended with pay as critics demand they be fired and held accountable.

We found 85,000 cops who’ve been investigated for misconduct.

April 25 - At least 85,000 law enforcement officers across the USA have been investigated or disciplined for misconduct over the past decade, an investigation by USA TODAY Network found. Officers have beaten members of the public, planted evidence and used their badges to harass women. They have lied, stolen, dealt drugs, driven drunk and abused their spouses. Despite their role as public servants, the men and women who swear an oath to keep communities safe can generally avoid...

New Jersey Governor Wants to Tax People’s Right to Self-Defense

April 24 - According to a New York Times report, Governor Phil Murphy wants to significantly increase the tax on gun ownership in New Jersey. New Jersey’s firearm ID currently costs $5, while a permit to own and carry a gun costs $2 and $20 respectively. Governor Murphy, however, wants to raise those fees to $100 for the ID, $50 to own a firearm, and $400 just to carry a firearm. And that’s not all. Murphy wants to tax ammo by 10 percent and guns by 2.5 percent.

Islamic Minaret Should Replace Notre Dame Spire, Says Architecture Expert

April 25 - An architecture expert has called for Notre Dame’s fallen spire to be replaced with an Islamic minaret as an apology to Algerian Muslims killed by French police. Writing in Domus, Tom Wilkinson, history editor of the Architectural Review, argues that the rebuild is an opportunity to communicate a message of political correctness. “I can’t say I ever thought it the most beautiful cathedral in the world,” writes Wilkinson, before going on to slam Eugène Viollet-le-Duc...

Nearly 100K Undocumented Students Graduate From US High Schools Annually

April 24 - Nearly 100,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high schools every year without access to DACA protections, resulting in limited job opportunities and access to higher education, according to an analysis released Wednesday by the Migration Policy Institute. MPI, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C., pulled from census data for its report. Congress has yet to act on bills that would offer a pathway to legal status for those graduates despite efforts...

April 18, 2019

Illegal Alien Released by Obama’s DHS Charged with Killing Father of Ten

April 18 - An illegal alien who was released into the United States by former President Obama’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has now been charged with killing a St. Paul, Minnesota, father of ten. On April 3, 19-year-old Jose Orlando Vasquez-Guillen, of El Salvador, was allegedly driving drunk in St. Paul with a blood alcohol level of about 0.149 — nearly double the legal limit, according to law enforcement officials. Vasquez-Guillen, according to police, was speeding when he hit Mark O’Gara...

1800 Migrants Illegally Enter El Paso Sector in One Day

April 18 - El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 1,800 migrants who illegally crossed the border Tuesday. More than half crossed into the El Paso Metropolitan Area. Lordsburg Station agents patrolling near the remote Antelope Wells Port of Entry in the New Mexico boot heel region encountered a group of 230 shortly before 1 a.m. on April 16, according to El Paso Sector Border Patrol officials. The agents began the long task of medically screening, processing...

Chase Bank shuts down 'alt-right' accounts

April 16 - Chase Bank is shutting down accounts of people and organizations with controversial political views, according to an undercover investigation by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas. O’Keefe’s latest probe found that Chase, without explanation, abruptly closed the account of a political activist that had existed for 15 years in good standing. Enrique Tarrio, chairman of the Proud Boys activist group and owner of a website that sells provocative political merchandise, spoke to Chase representatives...

'Code of silence' obscures surge of church attacks

April 16 - While French authorities believe the blaze that destroyed the roof of the 850-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral was accidental, it has brought attention to the surge of attacks on Christian symbols in Europe. Nearly 2,000 Christian houses of worship in France have been desecrated in the past two years, according to police. In Germany, there were four such incidents in March. Some French politicians have attributed the church desecrations — averaging more than two a day — to “militant secularism.”

Chick-fil-A war sparks formal investigation

April 17 - Colorado’s hostility to the Christian faith of Jack Phillips for refusing to make a wedding cake for a homosexual couple has been condemned by the U.S. Supreme Court. Now it appears the city of San Antonio could end up with a similar reputation, over a chicken sandwich. A formal investigation is being launched into the city council’s removal of Chick-fil-A from an operating agreement at the San Antonio International Airport. First Liberty Institute previously asked Elaine Chao...

50% drop in abortion traffic follows 'Unplanned'

April 17 - Don’t expect this statistic to appear in Planned Parenthood’s next report to Congress when it seeks more taxpayer money. At one clinic, following the release of the hit movie “Unplanned,” abortion traffic dropped by half. At another, it was down 25 percent. Those are just two of the early reports of the impact of the movie, according to Shawn Carney, the president and CEO of 40 Days for Life. The organization has conducted 40-day prayer vigils in 816 cities in 56 countries...

Border Crisis Caught on Video: 300 Illegals Stopped By Armed Militia

April 18 - Hundreds of aliens illegally crossing into the United States were stopped by a small militia called “United Constitutional Patriots” (UCP) Tuesday night near Sundland Park, New Mexico. The militia, mostly comprised of veterans and former police officers, turned the large group over to Border Patrol as they are not allowed to capture anyone they encounter crossing. A member of UCP who livestreamed the encounter can be heard saying, “Lots of coughing. Lots of men with little children.

HUD Moves to Cancel Illegal Aliens’ Public Housing Access

April 18 - The Trump administration is proposing a new rule to try to block some 32,000 illegal alien-led families from claiming public housing assistance, saying it’s unfair to hundreds of thousands of Americans who are stuck on waiting lists. Housing and Urban Development notified Congress Wednesday of the new rule, kicking off a schedule of publication and notice and comment that could have the plan finalized later this summer. The plan would scrap Clinton-era regulations that allowed...

BDS Founder Denied Entry to US

April 16 - Founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, Omar Barghouti, was denied entry to the United States. Barghouti, who holds a valid US visa, was stopped by authorities at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv as he was about to board a flight to Washington, DC to address numerous events organized by the Arab American Institute. According to a report on Israel Radio, immigration officials at the US Consulate in Tel Aviv had demanded...

Cher Suddenly Doesn’t Support Mass Immigration After Trump’s ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Threat

April 15 - Pop icon Cher has suddenly had a dramatic change of heart on mass migration after President Trump threatened to dump illegals in the “sanctuary city” where she lives. Imagine my shock. On Friday, Trump said his administration was considering the idea of releasing illegals into sanctuary cities, partly in retaliation to Democrats’ support for open borders. Previously, Cher had demanded, “Anyone who can must take a dreamer in2 their home & protect them!! I’m ready 2 do this...

San Francisco, Los Angeles And Seattle: 3 Formerly Beautiful West Coast Cities Have Literally Been Transformed Into Hellholes

April 16 - Once upon a time, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle were three of the most beautiful cities on the entire planet. I know that this is hard to imagine today, but there was a time when millions of people eagerly moved out to the west coast for a better quality of life. Sadly, the reverse is true today. Millions of people are moving away from our major cities on the west coast because of the hellholes that they have become. A former Seattle police officer that was recently interviewed...

On heels of ‘Unplanned,’ Dem-majority MI county evicts Planned Parenthood after locals storm board meeting

April 18 - It could be a coincidence, but probably not. Hundreds of folks flooded a Michigan county board meeting Tuesday to demand officials close a Planned Parenthood facility in the wake of the eye-opening documentary Unplanned, which is currently playing in several local theaters. The line to speak at the meeting streamed out of the building and down the sidewalk, and it appeared most who attended were against renewing a lease with Planned Parenthood at a county building...

Wild bee species critical to pollination on the decline

April 18 - More than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinating everything from blueberries to apples in New England are on the decline, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of New Hampshire wanted to understand if the documented declines hitting honeybees and bumblebees were also taking a toll on the lesser studied bee species in New Hampshire. So, they examined 119 species in the state from a museum collection at the college dating back 125 years.

Hundreds of Teens Run Through Downtown Chicago, Fighting and Disobeying Police

April 17 - Chicago police were dealing with hundreds of teens running through downtown Chicago Wednesday night, yelling, stopping traffic and running in the streets. A huge police presence did not deter the rowdy behavior at Millennium Park. The crowd then moved to State and Lake, where Chicago police were preparing to hold a press conference about the chaos. Police said they told most of the teens to go home, and directed them towards public transportation.

Facebook uploaded email contacts of 1.5m users without consent

April 18 - Facebook has admitted to “unintentionally” uploading the address books of 1.5 million users without consent, and says it will delete the collected data and notify those affected. The discovery follows criticism of Facebook by security experts for a feature that asked new users for their email password as part of the sign-up process. As well as exposing users to potential security breaches, those who provided passwords found that, immediately after their email was verified, the site began...

U.S. Church Membership Down Sharply in Past Two Decades

April 18 - As Christian and Jewish Americans prepare to celebrate Easter and Passover, respectively, Gallup finds the percentage of Americans who report belonging to a church, synagogue or mosque at an all-time low, averaging 50% in 2018. U.S. church membership was 70% or higher from 1937 through 1976, falling modestly to an average of 68% in the 1970s through the 1990s. The past 20 years have seen an acceleration in the drop-off, with a 20-percentage-point decline since 1999...