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Minnesota Doctor who Revealed Hospitals Get Paid More for COVID-19 Patients Is Now Being Investigated by the State

GatewayPundit - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 14:08

In early April Senator Dr. Scott Jensen from Minnesota went on The Ingraham Angle to discuss how the CDC is encouraging American doctors to over-count coronavirus deaths across the US.

The document is here.

US HHS Document to Doctors … by Jim Hoft on Scribd

This was after Dr. Scott Jensen, a Minnesota physician and Republican state senator, told a local station he received a 7-page document coaching him to fill out death certificates with a COVID-19 diagnosis without a lab test to confirm the patient actually had the virus.

Dr. Jensen also disclosed that hospitals are paid more if they list patients with a COVID-19 diagnosis.
And hospitals get paid THREE TIMES AS MUCH if the patient then goes on a ventilator.

Senator Dr. Scott Jensen: Right now Medicare is determining that if you have a COVID-19 admission to the hospital you get $13,000. If that COVID-19 patient goes on a ventilator you get $39,000, three times as much. Nobody can tell me after 35 years in the world of medicine that sometimes those kinds of things impact on what we do.

Via Ingraham Angle:

Now this…
On Sunday Dr. Scott Jensen said he was being investigated by the Minnesota State Board of Medical Practice in Minnesota.
FOX 9 reported:

A Minnesota State Senator and doctor known for disputing government-reported fatality data related to COVID-19 says he is being investigated by the Minnesota State Board of Medical Practice in Minnesota.

In a Facebook video Sunday, Dr. Scott Jensen, a Republican state senator for Carver County and a family medicine doctor, said he was “ticked” to receive notice from the state that he was being investigated.

Jensen said he is being investigated for public statements he made “spreading misinformation” about death certificates and COVID-19 on a news program and “provided reckless advice” comparing COVID-19 and influenza.

Jensen has been a vocal critic of Minnesota’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, including disputing the reported death totals, disputing future modeling of the virus and comparing the virus to influenza.

I didn't believe there would be 70k deaths in Minnesota… I don't believe there will be 29k. #mnleg

— Scott Jensen (@drscottjensen) May 13, 2020

81% of the coronavirus deaths in Minnesota occurred in nursing homes.
Shouldn’t the state be investigating that instead?

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EXCLUSIVE: New Evidence Confirms China Lied – Current Coronavirus is Not New and Was Identified Back in 2014

GatewayPundit - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 13:21

Yet another stunning revelation about the true origin of COVID-19 – China Lied People Died!

Guest post by Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D.

In 2013, Zheng-Li Shi, the “bat woman,” and her team from the Wuhan Institute of Virology were asked to investigate the virus profile of a mine shaft in Yunnan Province after six miners contracted pneumonia with symptoms similar to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). [We were the first to report on Dr. Shi back in April.]

After sampling the mine shaft for a year, the researchers identified a diverse group of bat coronaviruses, one of which was designated RaBtCoV/4991 (GenBank KP876546) and partially sequenced as a 440-base pair fragment targeting the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase gene (RdRp).

Despite being  unique enough to be considered a new strain and associated with a human SARS-like outbreak as a Potential Pandemic Pathogen, thereafter, RaBtCoV/4991 disappeared from the scientific literature.

That is, until 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered an intensive search for the origin of the coronavirus responsible, SARS-CoV-2.

In the February 3, 2020 Nature article, scientists from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, led by Zheng-Li Shi, stated that the coronavirus RaTG13, isolated from bats in Yunnan Province, China, showed a 96.2% sequence identity with SARS-CoV-2 and, therefore, “RaTG13 is the closest relative” forming a distinct lineage from other coronaviruses and supporting China’s claim that SARS-CoV-2 is naturally-occurring.

A month later, on March 17, 2020, the article “The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2,” widely-cited by scientists and the media, supported the conclusion that RaTG13 is SARS-CoV-2’s closest relative, which likely “jumped” from animals to humans in the Wuhan Seafood Market.

It is important to note that, Ian Lipkin, one of the authors of “The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2,” the article supporting China’s claim that SARS-CoV-2 is naturally occurring, received a medal from the Chinese government in January, 2020.

It did not take long for doubts to appear about the validity of the RaTG13 argument or even its existence . We have now learned that RaTG13 existed only on paper. RaTG13 and RaBtCoV/4991 are the same virus.

The entire RaTG13 genome was first uploaded to the National Institutes of Health GenBank on January 27, 2020 and updated on March 24, 2020. In those filings, there is no mention of RaBtCoV/4991.

Yet, in a Chinese virus database, dated March 7, 2020 in the source code, RaTG13 and RaBtCoV/4991 are listed as being the same virus. It means that China knew early on that RaTG13 was not a unique coronavirus, but merely a duplicate of RaBtCoV/4991 and kept that important fact secret.

China has long implied that RaTG13 was only discovered in 2020 after the onset of the pandemic via a search of its coronavirus database.

That claim was echoed by Peter Daszak, President of the EcoHealth Alliance and long-time collaborator of the Wuhan Institute of Virology:

We found the closest relative to the current SARS-CoV-2 in a bat in China in 2013. We sequenced a bit of the genome, and then it went in the freezer; because it didn’t look like SARS.”

Now comes yet another stunning revelation. It was not in the freezer.

According to new information, Chinese scientists experimented with RaTG13 during 2017 and 2018.

The evidence clearly shows that, not only did China lie in a major way about the origin of COVID-19, but that it is, without question, due to a man-made virus.

China lied, people died.

Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired U.S. Army Reserve colonel, who previously worked at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and conducted basic and clinical research in the pharmaceutical industry. His email address is  

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Matteo Salvini sends 4th of July Greetings to President Trump: “All Lives Matter, Black and White!”

GatewayPundit - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 13:03

Speaking in Rome on the 4th of July at his first rally since the Corona lockdown in Italy, Lega party head Matteo Salvini sent special greetings to President Trump and the people of the United States.

 by Collin McMahon

“Today is a special day, it is the Fourth of July. On the other side of the ocean, it is Independence Day. So I want to send a greeting, from me and from all of you,” Matteo Salvini said to the crowd of one thousand fans waving the Italian tricolore on Rome’s Piazza del Populo, socially distanced on reserved places, many wearing masks. Italy was the first western country to be hit hard by the Corona outbreak, with Johns Hopkins statistics currently listing 241,611 cases and 34,861 dead.

Switching to English, the former Italian minister of the interior said: “Greetings from me and from this square to the American people and their President Donald Trump for Independence day. All lives matter! Long live freedom!”

Switching back into Italian, Salvini said, “All lives matter, black and white! No life is worth more than any other! And while, not far from here at the Palazzo Chigi (the government palace), there is a Prime Minister who prefers Communist or Islamist regimes like China, Venezuela and Iran, the people in this square choose freedom. We choose democracy and respect. Long live freedom!”

Salvini is currently the most popular politician in Italy. Polls show his Lega party down from over 35% in Summer of 2019 to around 25%, with Georgia Meloni’s right-wing “Fratelli D’Italia” gaining from about 7% to almost 15%, while Silvio Berlusconi’s “Forza Italia” has declined from about 12% to around 8%. With about 48-50% of the vote, the three center-right parties would presumably take over the government if elections were held now.

Here is Matteo Salvini’s reception in Rome.

Collin McMahon is Gateway Pundit foreign correspondent.
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Atlanta Mayor Finally Calls for Protesters to Clear Out Area where Rayshard Brooks was Killed After 8-Year-Old Baby Girl is Murdered (Video)

GatewayPundit - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 12:39

As was reported earlier — there was a triple shooting in Atlanta Sunday that killed one person that took place at the same location as the deadly shooting of an 8-year-old black girl by Black Lives Matter protesters Saturday night. The area of the shootings is near the Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed by police last month as he attacked and fled officers.

Since Brooks’ death, protesters torched the Wendy’s and set up armed checkpoints in the area. The 8-year-old girl was killed when the car she was in with her mother came upon a group of armed protesters blocking the road at the Wendy’s. Atlanta police cleared the barriers almost two weeks ago after letting them stand for over a week, but apparently the armed protesters were still blocking roads.

The mother lashed out at the armed mob after she lost her daughter.

Parents of 8-year-old killed last night: "They say black lives matter. You killed your own this time. You killed a child."

— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) July 5, 2020

On Sunday Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms finally told far left protesters to disperse after the 8-year-old girl was murdered.

The protests have gone on for several weeks now since Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed by police.

Atlanta Mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms, says "Enough is enough… you shot and killed a baby." during a press conference today addressing the shooting death of an 8-year-old girl last night in southeast Atlanta. @11AliveNews

— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) July 6, 2020

The Daily Caller reported:

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms said during a press conference on the shooting that it’s time for people to “clear out of that area” where Rayshard Brooks was shot.

“This discussion, this mediation, and … it’s over. At a point where an 8-year-old baby is killed, the discussions have ended.”

Atlanta saw a night of violence on Independence Day this year, and multiple other shootings are being investigated by police.

A group of 60-100 rioters vandalized the Georgia Department of Public Safety Headquarters on United Avenue, causing damage to the windows, spray painting the building, and starting a small fire, according to a CBS 46 report.

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WaPo asks Top Medical Elites If They Would Let Their Kids Go to BLM Protests — They All Say Yes Except Fauci Who Deflected the Question

GatewayPundit - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 12:15

Black trans live matter protest in Brooklyn

Faucci and Co. were interviewed by the Washington Post last week.
The interview was posted on Friday.
These medical experts were specifically asked if they would let their kids go to protests… They all said yes except Dr. Fauci who deflected and wouldn’t answer the question.
These people are insane… No church, no work, but they say sweaty protests for Black Lives Matter are OK.
What a joke!
As Americans learn to live with the coronavirus, many are struggling with decisions about which practices are safe or risky for them. The Washington Post asked six public health/infectious diseases specialists about their own behavior choices.
* * * * * * * * * *

Q: What would you tell your kids or grandkids who wanted to join a protest march or go to a political rally?

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: My daughters feel very strongly about social injustice, but would not likely want to do that. They are very careful with their health. They stay away from crowds.

Elizabeth Connick, chief of the infectious diseases division and professor of medicine and immunobiology at the University of Arizona : I’d be so proud of him. I would tell him to wear a mask. He’s young and doesn’t have any health conditions. Nothing is risk free. If that’s what he wanted to do, I’d ask him to wear a mask.

Paul A. Volberding, professor of medicine and emeritus professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California at San Francisco: We are a pretty political family, and believe in these protests. But I haven’t been to a rally. I’m old enough that it’s probably more serious for me. They are young enough that it’s probably less serious for them. But I would tell them to stay to the side and wear masks all the time, and that being in the mosh pit of a crowd is a pretty bad idea.

Linda Bell, South Carolina’s state epidemiologist : I would advise them that the risk for exposure is high, and that they should wear a mask at all times, and make every attempt to distance themselves from people without masks.

Barry Bloom, Jacobson research professor and former dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: : The answer would be yes, but wear a mask and try to stay [six to eight] feet away from everybody. I wouldn’t do it because I am at high risk.

David Satcher  – former US Surgeon General: I was quite active in the civil rights movement when I was a student at Morehouse. I went to jail at least five times. What bothers me about today’s protests is that they aren’t as organized as we were. You don’t know who you are marching with. You don’t want to find out when you get there that someone is going to throw a rock or start a fire.

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Did Roger Stone Threaten To Kill Federal Judge?

GatewayPundit - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 12:00

When Hillary Clinton’s former Lawyer Aaron Zelinsky testified via Skype to the House Judiciary Committee last week he recycled one of the most stunning twists in the story of the prosecution of Roger Stone, Zelinsky, among the dirtiest of Mueller’s dirty cops, said Stone deserved a longer sentence than the 40 months issued by Judge Amy Berman Jackson because he said “Stone threatened a federal judge.”

But did he? You won’t find the truth in the fake news media feeding frenzy that feasted off this story in February of 2019.

Under siege by CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, the Washington Post, The Daily Beast, and The Huffington Post with a veritable tsunami of stories predicting he would be charged by Mueller for Russian Collusion, conspiring with Wikileaks on the timing of their publication of the Hillary Clinton-related material the release, advance knowledge and involvement in the theft of John Podesta’s e-mails, Conspiracy Against the United States, violation of the Foreign Contribution Ban in laundering of  millions in Russian cash and worse. Some of these stories illegally leaked from the special counsel’s office. How else could CNN know that the Mueller hit squad had obtained Stone’s Bank and IRS records? How else did Reuters know the name of the parade of current and former Stone associates dragged before the grand jury prior to the day of their appearance? How did the Washington Post know that Mueller subpoenaed the Trump Organization’s phone records to track the candidates 2016 calls with Stone?

Using his social media platforms, occasional hits on FOX News or OAN, his blog the Stone Cold Truth and his daily late afternoon show at Infowars, and a barrage of outgoing emails to highly developed lists of stakeholders in the media and political world, Stone counterpunched as best as possible against this torrent of lies and vituperation. A one man truth squad, Stone punched back amazing effectiveness against the monolith of corporate media being spoon-fed by Mueller’s henchmen. Some of the dissections of obvious Washington Post and New York Times hit pieces, were turned around in hours and blast e-mailed to the political cognoscenti, remain classics of the genre.

The over-the-top FBI raid on his home to arrest him gave Stone greater media access and the sympathy of those on the right who had never particularly liked him. It was clear that prosecutors had to silence him. Shortly after Sara Murray of CNN e-mailed Stone and asked what he was going to do when “Judge Jackson silences you,” which Stone immediately posted online, their method of doing so would become clear, inadvertently handed to them by Stone himself.

HOAXED: Media Falsely Claims Stone Shared Image of Corrupt Judge Amy Berman Jackson In Crosshairs (Updated)

On February 18, 2019, Stone posted a graphic of Judge Jackson on his Instagram feed that had in the upper left corner the logo of the organization that created it, Corruption Central. Someone at Buzzfeed who has never held a rifle with a scope in his or her life, decided the logo looked like a crosshair on a rifle and then accused Stone of threatening to kill the Judge.

Lost in the immediate fake news feeding frenzy is the fact that this same logo appears in the same place on other images of individuals Corruption Central had publicly criticized, including Mark Zuckerberg and Kamala Harris. By the time the fake news media conflagration was over, this story became “Roger Stone posted a picture of the Judge with Crosshairs over her face”. Stone insisted on his Infowars show that it wasn’t a crosshairs, which of course it wasn’t, but he was pissing into a tidal wave. Summonsed to Washington by the media-whipped-up Judge Amy Berman Jackson to explain this matter on the stand and under withering and accusatory cross-examination by both the Judge and Assistant US Attorney Jonathan Kravis (formerly a White House lawyer for Barack Obama with a long reputation for the abuse of his power as a prosecutor particularly in his investigation of the Presidential campaign of Congressman Ron Paul-), Stone said “I apologize to the Court for posting an image that was open to misinterpretation. It was not my intention to threaten anyone”.

Corrupt Obama Judge Amy Berman Jackson Imposes Total Gag Order on Roger Stone Over Instagram Post

Stone admitted his own “stupidity” in posting the image but his abject apology did not satisfy Jackson, who had also never held a rifle with a scope in her hands and wouldn’t know a gun’s sighting crosshairs if she fell over one, but kept insisting it was exactly a point which Stone continued to deny, correctly pointing out that the logo was based on a Celtic cross as confirmed later by the graphic artist who created it.  Jackson tried to insist that there was a discrepancy between his explanation on the stand and what he had said on Infowars, but there wasn’t. Prosecutors wanted Stone jailed, but Jackson knew she had overplayed her hand by throwing Paul Manfort into solitary confinement prior to his conviction of any crime, which did not sit well with other Judges in the DC circuit who had a higher regard for the Constitution. Stone left the Courthouse with his freedom, but he was hobbled by a constitutionally questionable gag order. Now the fake news deconstruction of Stone could really begin.

Stone did seem shocked that his own lawyer Bruce Rogow, who is known more as an appellate lawyer than a criminal defense attorney, called his own clients actions “reprehensible” instead of bolstering Stone’s adamant denial.

Among those who just flatly reported the image was a “crosshairs” despite testimony to the contrary were CNBC, MSNBC, The BBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post and POLITICO. None of them quoted the insistence by Stone that the image was not a crosshair and other denials wrapped in Stone’s apology. Nor of course did any of them pick up the story of the graphic artist who created the image.

Mueller’s team then subpoenaed three young volunteers who were helping Stone’s defense efforts and dragged them before the grand jury in Washington badgering them to falsely “admit “that they had overheard Stone threaten the Judge.” All three refused to lie. It didn’t matter.

A MUST-READ: How Mueller Thugs Targeted and Abused This Gateway Pundit Journalist and Conservative Activists During the Stone Investigation

The prosecutors would dredge up this allegation “Stone threatened a federal Judge” again and again as if it was an undisputed fact in their efforts to have him  jailed during trial and again in their contrived attempt to get a 7-9 year sentence in the first sentencing memo that was so outrageous in it’s overreach that senior officials at DOJ criticized  it and issued a clarification memo to the court. Roger Stone was neither charged nor convicted of threatening a federal judge.

CRAZED Demon Judge Amy Berman Jackson Lied Repeatedly During Sentencing – Says Stone Threatened Her — Should be Imprisoned for 9 Years!

Judge Jackson herself would repeat the big lie in her mentally unhinged rant upon sentencing, when she said Stone had engaged in “threatening conduct against the court and the prosecutors” , one of the many falsehoods and wacky assertions  by Jackson, which sources tell Gateway Pundit will be the basis for a formal complaint by Stone to remove Jackson from the bench because she has a “mental disability”.

Lost in this maelstrom are the words Stone posted on Instagram that day. “Through legal trickery Deep State hitman Robert Mueller has guaranteed that my upcoming show trial is before Judge Amy Berman Jackson, an Obama appointed Judge who dismissed the Benghazi charges against Hillary Clinton and incarcerated Paul Manafort prior to his conviction for any crime” #fixisin.

In retrospect Stone got this part exactly right. The “fix” was indeed in.

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Trump to host an outdoor rally in New Hampshire on Saturday

UPI - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 06:41
President Donald Trump is scheduled to host an outdoor rally in New Hampshire this weekend, his re-election campaign has announced.

Biden Vows to “Transform” America — Dog Whistle to the Mob?

GatewayPundit - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 06:30

Presumptive Democrat presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden said on Twitter Sunday he would “transform” America if he wins the presidency over President Trump this November. Biden’s vow echoes the goals of armed, violent Antifa and Black Lives Matter protesters who have been ‘transforming’ the nation this summer by taking over sections of major cities, killing, looting and setting fires, waging war on law enforcement and toppling statues in cities and towns across the country–including the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.

Is Biden wearing a coronavirus mask or an Antifa mask?

“We’re going to beat Donald Trump. And when we do, we won’t just rebuild this nation — we’ll transform it.”

We're going to beat Donald Trump. And when we do, we won't just rebuild this nation — we'll transform it.

— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 6, 2020

The Trump campaign’s Tim Murtaugh responded with a question Biden and photos of the results of liberal mobs attacking statues of George Washington, ““Transform it” like this?”

“Transform it” like this?

— Tim Murtaugh – Download the Trump 2020 app today! (@TimMurtaugh) July 6, 2020

Also on Sunday, potential Biden running mate Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) said she’s open to taking down statues of George Washington.

Democrat Senator Tammy Duckworth says she is open to tearing down statues of George Washington

— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 5, 2020

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19 people hospitalized after tree falls on Maryland garage

UPI - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 04:58
Authorities said 19 people in Maryland were rushed to local hospitals after a tree collapsed on a detached garage with more than 20 people inside seeking shelter from a thunderstorm.

Unpacking the National Intelligence Council's Memo on Russian Bounty Operation (Just Security)

Memeorandum - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 04:15

Just Security:
Unpacking the National Intelligence Council's Memo on Russian Bounty Operation  —  Over the July 4 weekend, the New York Times reported that Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe has produced a memorandum that, on the one hand, acknowledges the assessment by the CIA …

Stanford Doctor Confirms What We’ve Been Saying for Months – For People Under Age 45 the COVID-19 Mortality Rate is Almost 0%

GatewayPundit - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 04:07

The China coronavirus is real but the facts about it have been hidden or contaminated.  For example, a doctor at Stanford reported a couple days ago that the China coronavirus mortality rate for those under the age of 45 is almost 0%.

The Washington Examiner reported:

Stanford University’s disease prevention chairman slammed using statewide lockdown measures as a response to the coronavirus, saying they were implemented based on bad data and inaccurate modeling.

“There are already more than 50 studies that have presented results on how many people in different countries and locations have developed antibodies to the virus,” Dr. John Ioannidis said during a recent interview with Greek Reporter. “Of course, none of these studies are perfect, but cumulatively, they provide useful composite evidence. A very crude estimate might suggest that about 150-300 million or more people have already been infected around the world, far more than the 10 million documented cases.”

Ioannidis pointed out the mortality rate is low among young people who have contracted the virus.

“The death rate in a given country depends a lot on the age structure, who are the people infected, and how they are managed,” Ioannidis said. “For people younger than 45, the infection fatality rate is almost 0%. For 45 to 70, it is probably about 0.05%-0.3%. For those above 70, it escalates substantially.”

We’ve been reporting the same or similar for months.


On May 20th we reported: END THE LOCKDOWN: Pennsylvania Has More COVID-19 Deaths Over Age 100 than Under Age 45

On May 20th we reported: END THE LOCKDOWN: UK has More COVID-19 Deaths Over Age 90 than Under Age 64

On May 16th we reported: If you are under Age 29 You Are More Likely to Drown than Die from Coronavirus

On May 3rd we reported: Less than 1% of New York City Coronavirus Fatalities (0.61%) had NO Underlying Health Conditions

These are just a couple of the posts we’ve published on the coronavirus impact on working age Americans and children.  Stop the insanity and let’s protect our elderly and sick (like we said in March) and put the country back to work.

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Lawyer: Army identified remains as missing soldier Vanessa Guillen

UPI - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 04:01
Human remains found near Texas' Fort Hood military base have been positively identified as Spc. Vanessa Guillen, the lawyer for the missing soldier's family said Sunday evening.

Portland Rioters Target Federal Courthouse In Consecutive Nights As Protests Stretch Into Sixth week

GatewayPundit - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 03:53

Fireworks exploding on the steps of the Hatfield Federal Courthouse in Portland, Oregon

While most cities have either gotten back to mostly normal or have at least seen a dramatic decrease in protest and riot activity, the jobless cretins who infest Portland have been at it every night for over six weeks now. At best, these “protests” devolve into “unlawful assemblies” before police clear them. At worst, they are declared riots and police end up making several arrests.

The US Flag is being burned on the former elk statue on Chapman Square. #PortlandProtests #PDXprotest #BlackLivesMatter

— Portland Independent Documentarians (@PDocumentarians) July 4, 2020

Over the last few nights, the rioters have targeted the federal courthouse, launching mortars and fireworks at the building in an attempt to set it ablaze. A Portland Police official press release reads:

A group of a couple hundred demonstrators gathered near the Justice Center on July 2, 2020. The group blocked the streets, chanting and speaking for several hours. Several demonstrators shot off commercial grade fireworks during the speeches. The tenor of the group shifted when demonstrators broke in to the north side doors of the Justice Center located on Southwest Main Street. Soon after, the group moved back to Southwest 3rd Avenue and broke glass doors on the Federal Court House building.

Around 11:42 p.m., Federal officers inside the courthouse came outside to protect the integrity of their building. While federal officers were outside, demonstrators began launching projectiles at the officers with sling shots. These projectiles included large rocks, full cans, and bottles. Demonstrators also threw lit commercial grade fireworks, which landed inside the broken glass doors of the federal courthouse. Simultaneously, demonstrators began setting a fire nearby on Southwest Main Street.

The sound truck made an admonishment telling demonstrators that they must cease the criminal activity of throwing projectiles and fireworks. Demonstrators were also warned if they did not cease the illegal actions and back away from the building, they would be subject to use of force, to include crowd control munitions. Even though the demonstrators were given several warnings by the sound truck, their criminal actions continued.

To protect the life and safety of personnel both inside and outside of the Federal Court House, at 11:52 p.m., a riot was declared. The sound truck admonished the crowd letting demonstrators know a riot had been declared. Demonstrators were told they needed to leave the area to the south and west immediately. If demonstrators did not leave the area, they were subject to tear gas and crowd control munitions. The sound truck gave this admonishment several times, however, demonstrators continued to stay in the area.

Officers began dispersing the crowd in an effort to move them from the immediate area. During this lawful action, the demonstrators were very hostile and violent towards officers. An open pocket knife was thrown at an officer, coming within inches from striking them. Demonstrators continued to throw large rocks and full cans, as well as shot off commercial grade fireworks towards officers. During this time, several arrests were made. Once demonstrators were at Southwest 6th Avenue and Southwest Main Street, officers disengaged the crowd.

Around 12:46 a.m., demonstrators returned to the west side of the federal courthouse. Once again, demonstrators were warned by the sound truck that the riot declaration was still in effect and they needed to leave the area. At this time, demonstrators started launching mortars towards the federal courthouse and a fire erupted inside of the building where the glass doors had been broken.

Because of this immediate life safety issue, officers once again began to disperse the crowd. As they dispersed the crowd, demonstrators continued to throw rocks, cans, and commercial grade fireworks and mortars towards officers. Because of the violent nature of the demonstrators while officers cleared the area, crowd control munitions were used and several arrests were made. As officers began to disengage the crowd at Southwest Main Street and Southwest Broadway Avenue, commercial grade fireworks were once again thrown at officers.

Several demonstrators trickled back in to the Lownsdale and Chapman Park but eventually dispersed over the next several hours.

Fireworks and hard objects are now being thrown at the entrance of the federal courthouse. #PortlandProtests #PDXprotests #BlackLivesMatter

— Portland Independent Documentarians (@PDocumentarians) July 5, 2020

Fireworks are being set off close to the courthouse

— Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) July 5, 2020

Protestor launches firework at federal courthouse

— Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) July 5, 2020

Evidently pipe bomb materials were also found:

Pipe bomb materials from one of the violent rioters last night in Portland. Prosecution forthcoming…

— Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli (@HomelandKen) July 5, 2020

This repeated itself on the evening of July 4th into the morning of the 5th. The feds actually deployed officers to the building.

Federal officers stormed out of the courthouse to disperse protesters on Chapman Square. Crowd control munitions and teargas was deployed. #PortlandProtests #PDXprotests #BlackLivesMatter

— Portland Independent Documentarians (@PDocumentarians) July 5, 2020

Federal Marshals are now stationed outside the federal courthouse building. Most protesters have been dispersed. #PortlandProtests #PDXprotests #BlackLivesMatter

— Portland Independent Documentarians (@PDocumentarians) July 5, 2020

Additionally, several individuals have been caught with guns at these riots:

Update: Arrests Made for July 4th Demonstrations (Photo)

— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) July 5, 2020

Including this guy who pointed his AK47 at the Hatfield building, before setting up against a car, unguarded, for anyone to just grab.

Subject Associated with Demonstrations Cited for Criminal Charges Related to Firearm (Photo)

— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) June 24, 2020

Demonstrations in Portland June 17-18, 2020-Unlawful Assembly Dispersed-1 Arrest (Photo)

— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) June 18, 2020

Rioters have also tried to lock police in their own buildings:

The front door to Central Precinct was locked from the outside with the u-lock. It had to be cut off from the outside so those inside could leave. The rope was taken by protesters from the flag pole and tied to the roll-up doors on the Southeast corner of the building.

— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) June 17, 2020

Of course there have been several instances of arson committed nearly every night:

Protestors have lit a fire with wood paneling

— Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) July 5, 2020

Protestors light a trash can on fire

— Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) July 5, 2020

And here’s the aftermath so far:

This is the aftermath of more than 30 days of antifa rioting in Portland. There are no signs it is slowing. Last night they targeted the federal courthouse, smashing windows & setting fire. The area is trashed w/debris from glass bottles & fireworks used as weapons against police

— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 3, 2020

Keep voting for far left liberals and this could be your town in a few years!

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Police identify 8-year-old girl killed after shots fired into car near burned Wendy's (WSB-TV)

Memeorandum - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 03:45

Police identify 8-year-old girl killed after shots fired into car near burned Wendy's  —  ATLANTA — An 8-year-old girl was shot and killed Saturday night in Atlanta near the Wendy's where Rayshard Brooks died last month.  —  Police identified the child Sunday as Secoriea Turner.

Iran Admits Serious Damage to Natanz Nuclear Site, Setting Back Program (New York Times)

Memeorandum - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 03:10

New York Times:
Iran Admits Serious Damage to Natanz Nuclear Site, Setting Back Program  —  A Middle Eastern intelligence official said Israel planted a bomb in a building where advanced centrifuges were being developed.  —  A fire at Iran's main nuclear fuel enrichment site caused significant damage …

AZ coronavirus: New records for hospitalizations, ICU bed, ventilator use as deaths surpass 1,800 (Arizona Republic)

Memeorandum - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 03:05

Arizona Republic:
AZ coronavirus: New records for hospitalizations, ICU bed, ventilator use as deaths surpass 1,800  —  Arizona reported 3,536 new COVID-19 cases and four additional deaths on Sunday, according to data from the Arizona Department of Health Services.  —  The number of COVID-19 patients using …

Trump campaign operative's letter to RNC illuminates GOP's problem in Nevada (Jon Ralston/The Nevada Independent)

Memeorandum - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 02:50

Jon Ralston / The Nevada Independent:
Trump campaign operative's letter to RNC illuminates GOP's problem in Nevada  —  President Donald Trump speaks during a Hope For Prisoners special graduation ceremony at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department headquarters in Las Vegas on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020.  (Photo courtesy of Daniel Clark/Hope For Prisoners)

Brave Couple Peacefully Paints Over Giant Black Lives Matter Lettering on California Street, Are Now Wanted By Police

GatewayPundit - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 02:27

A couple in Martinez, California, peacefully painted over the city-sanctioned giant yellow “Black Lives Matter” lettering in the middle of the road on the Fourth of July.

Police are now looking for the couple, likely harder than they are searching for the terrorists who ripped down statues, looted shops, and destroyed large chunks of cities across the nation.

“The narrative of police brutality. The narrative of oppression. The narrative of racism — it’s a lie,” the man told an upset onlooker.

He explained that he believed the giant Black Lives Matter state-sanctioned vandalism is itself racism.

Yelling “there is no racism” and Trump’s slogan “Keep America Great,”
a white couple in Martinez, California vandalize a city-authorized #BlackLivesMatter mural with paint.

The mere idea that America might care about Black people is too much for

— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) July 5, 2020

“There is no oppression. There is no racism,” he said. “It’s a leftist lie.”

As the man filmed the people gathering, the woman bravely painted over the massive yellow letters with a roller of black paint.

“Keep this sh-t in f-cking New York, this is not happening in my town,” the woman yelled at someone who was calling the couple racist for their peaceful demonstration.

Peaceful protester modifies a monument enacted to honor a pro-Stalin group.

— Cernovich (@Cernovich) July 6, 2020

“The community spent a considerable amount of time putting the mural together only to have it painted over in a hateful and senseless manner,” Martinez Police Chief Manjit Sappal said in a press release on Sunday. “The City of Martinez values tolerance and the damage to the mural was divisive and hurtful.”

The post Brave Couple Peacefully Paints Over Giant Black Lives Matter Lettering on California Street, Are Now Wanted By Police appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Houston mayor warns hospital system close to "overwhelmed" amid COVID spike (Melissa Quinn/CBS News)

Memeorandum - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 02:15

Melissa Quinn / CBS News:
Houston mayor warns hospital system close to “overwhelmed” amid COVID spike  —  Washington — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner warned Sunday that his city's hospital system is close to becoming “overwhelmed” with patients amid a spike in confirmed coronavirus cases.

EXCLUSIVE: Martin Shkreli Endorses Kanye West for President, Says He’s Available for Role in the Admin

GatewayPundit - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 02:09

“Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli has endorsed Kanye West’s 2020 presidential election bid.

In an email to the Gateway Pundit from the federal prison where he is serving his seven year sentence for securities fraud, Shkreli wrote “Yeezy for President,” and that he’s “got my endorsement and vote.”

“I am available for treasury secretary or federal reserve chairman. I could immediately balance the budget and restore sanity to the American balance sheet, replete with debt and runaway spending,” Shkreli wrote.

Shkreli has been talking about a meming West into the presidency since at least 2017.

“Next time, Kanye. Kanye West,” Shkreli said during a 2017 livestream. “Kanye is going to get his revenge as the f-cking president of the United States.”

“It’s the only way to top Trump,” he added, before explaining West’s qualifications.

West announced that he is running on Twitter during the Fourth of July.

“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States,” West wrote, along with an American flag emoji and the hashtag #2020Vision.

You have my full support!

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 5, 2020

Telsa and Space X CEO Elon Musk has also offered his full support to the rapper, tweeting at him following the announcement saying, “you have my full support!”

The infamous figure was dubbed “Pharma Bro” after hiking the price of an outdated drug to try to raise money for new research. The drug was still provided to those whose insurance wouldn’t cover it for free or at a low cost. Shkreli was convicted in 2017 in an unrelated securities fraud case.

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