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Stassi Schroeder is 'crying' over being fired from Vanderpump Rules

Daily Mail - Thu, 06/11/2020 - 22:59
DailyMail.com has also learned her speaking tour was canceled as several ticket holders were alerted the events were not happening. The tour was schedule to begin on January 9 in New Jersey.

Philadelphia judge exonerates Walter Ogrod after 3 decades in prison, 23 on death row

UPI - Thu, 06/11/2020 - 22:59
A Philadelphia judge has fully exonerated a man who served nearly three decades in prison -- including 23 years on death row -- for the slaying of a 4-year-old girl.

Chechen Strongman Offers Aid to Help Those Hurt by Coronavirus Buy Islamic Brides

Breitbart - Thu, 06/11/2020 - 22:58
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov announced he will donate 10.3 million Russian rubles ($131,500) to men struggling to purchase brides under Chechnya's Islamic law amid the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Moscow Times reported on Wednesday.

NFL 'makes 10-year, $250 million commitment to combat systemic racism'

Daily Mail - Thu, 06/11/2020 - 22:57
The NFL had pledged to donate $250 million over a 10-year period to fight systemic racism around the country amid uproar over last month's killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.

Biden: George Floyd’s Death More Impactful Than MLK Assassination

Info Wars - Thu, 06/11/2020 - 22:56
Out of touch politician keeps opening his mouth.

Coronavirus US: Homeless deaths in NY 61% higher than citywide

Daily Mail - Thu, 06/11/2020 - 22:55
A new report from the Coalition for the Homeless found the homeless mortality rate for those sleeping in shelters was 321 deaths per 100,000 people - 61% higher than the citywide population.

This Is Us writer Jas Waters, 39, died as a result of suicide by hanging

Daily Mail - Thu, 06/11/2020 - 22:51
The news comes one day after This Is Us stars revealed the writer's passing as they posted tributes to her on social media. Waters had contributed to 18 episodes of the hit NBC drama.

Louisville Police: Incident Report on Breonna Taylor's Killing 'Unacceptable,' Full of 'Inaccuracies'

Breitbart - Thu, 06/11/2020 - 22:47
Under extreme national pressure, Louisville Police finally released the incident report for the raid which killed 26-year-old Breonna Taylor, but it offers virtually no new information.

President Trump Approves Sanctions Against Some ICC Officials

Newsy - Thu, 06/11/2020 - 22:45

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President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to issue sanctions against some International Criminal Court officials. 

A Thursday news release from the White House said the new sanctions affect any ICC officials "directly engaged with any effort to investigate or prosecute United States personnel without the consent of the United States." 

The order also expands visa restrictions against sanctioned officials and their families.

The press release says the move is meant to "protect American service members."

In late 2017, the ICC's prosecutor asked to open an investigation into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan committed by the Taliban, Afghan National Security Forces, and U.S. military and intelligence personnel.

The U.S. says it shouldn't be investigated because it isn't part of the ICC. But an appeals judge ruled in March that the investigation can move forward because the potential crimes took place in Afghanistan, which is a member.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that ICC prosecution would "make a mockery of due process."

He said: "There's no requirement for unanimity for a conviction. The prosecution can rely on hearsay to obtain a conviction. There's no real guarantee of a speedy trial. Instead of facing a jury of one's peers, it's a panel of judges who aren't subject to any American accountability."

There's a lot of debate about whether the ICC's standards align with the U.S. Constitution. Human Rights Watch reports the only American right that isn't accounted for in the ICC is the right to trial by jury, which is why the U.S. didn't join in when the court was established in 2002. 

Justice Department Senior Counsel Amy Powell outlined a few reasons that that right's not part of the ICC back in 2004: First, much of the world doesn't use the jury system, so using one in an international court could look like favoritism toward countries that use it. Second, it'd be "theoretically difficult" to select the jury. And third, the process of empaneling a jury could be "expensive and politically thorny."

A former State Department legal adviser said the ICC's due process rights are "if anything, more detailed and comprehensive than those in the American Bill of Rights." Those rights include presumption of innocence, a right to legal counsel and protection against double jeopardy.

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include more context.

President Trump Approves Sanctions Against Some ICC Officials

Newsy - Thu, 06/11/2020 - 22:45

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President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to issue sanctions against some International Criminal Court officials. 

A Thursday news release from the White House said the new sanctions affect any ICC officials "directly engaged with any effort to investigate or prosecute United States personnel without the consent of the United States." 

The order also expands visa restrictions against sanctioned officials and their families.

The press release says the move is meant to "protect American service members."

In late 2017, the ICC's prosecutor asked to open an investigation into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan committed by the Taliban, Afghan National Security Forces, and U.S. military and intelligence personnel. 

The U.S. says it shouldn't be investigated because it isn't part of the ICC. But an appeals judge ruled in March that the investigation can move forward because the potential crimes took place in Afghanistan, which is a member.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that ICC prosecution would "make a mockery of due process."

He said: "There's no requirement for unanimity for a conviction. The prosecution can rely on hearsay to obtain a conviction. There's no real guarantee of a speedy trial. Instead of facing a jury of one's peers, it's a panel of judges who aren't subject to any American accountability."

There's a lot of debate about whether the ICC's standards align with the U.S. Constitution. Human Rights Watch reports the only American right that isn't accounted for in the ICC is the right to trial by jury, which is why the U.S. didn't join in when the court was established in 2002. 

Justice Department Senior Counsel Amy Powell outlined a few reasons that that right's not part of the ICC back in 2004: First, much of the world doesn't use the jury system, so using one in an international court could look like favoritism toward countries that use it. Second, it'd be "theoretically difficult" to select the jury. And third, the process of empaneling a jury could be "expensive and politically thorny."

A former State Department legal adviser said the ICC's due process rights are "if anything, more detailed and comprehensive than those in the American Bill of Rights." Those rights include presumption of innocence, a right to legal counsel and protection against double jeopardy.

T-Mobile CEO Praises Black Lives, but Imports Foreigners for U.S. Jobs

Breitbart - Thu, 06/11/2020 - 22:43
T-Mobile's CEO praised the Black Lives Matter movement, and halted advertising on Tucker Carlson's TV show, while importing Asian workers.

Nigel Farage quits LBC radio show as contract not renewed

Daily Mail - Thu, 06/11/2020 - 22:43
The Brexiteer has hosted his own hourly evening slot from Mondays to Thursdays as well as a mid-morning show on Sundays since 2017.

Police Report Says Breonna Taylor Had No Injuries

Newsy - Thu, 06/11/2020 - 22:34

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The Louisville Metro Police Department has released an incident report about the night Breonna Taylor was shot and killed. 

In March, the 26-year-old Black woman was asleep when three LMPD officers in plainclothes entered her apartment under a no-knock warrant and shot Taylor eight times, killing her.

However, the LMPD document lists Taylor's injuries as "none", and in the forced entry section, the "no" box is checked. There is also "none" typed out under the bias motivation section.

The four-page report, obtained by The Courier Journal, describes the incident as a death investigation and says LMPD was involved. It lists the three officers involved — Sgt. Jon Mattingly, Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankison — as offenders, while Taylor is listed as a victim.   

According to LMPD, the officers were searching Taylor's residence as part of a narcotics investigation. The officers say they announced their entry, but Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, and several neighbors say otherwise. The "narrative" portion of the incident report, where officers can describe the night in question, is largely blank. It only says "PIU investigation."

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer condemned LMPD, calling the report "unacceptable", and ordered "an external top-to-bottom review of the department."

LMPD has commented on the report, saying, "Inaccuracies in the report are unacceptable to us, and we are taking immediate steps to correct the report and to ensure the accuracy of incident reports going forward."

Scientist published a paper in 2010 predicting economic and social turmoil would peak in 2020

Daily Mail - Thu, 06/11/2020 - 22:33
Peter Turchin, a researcher at the University of Connecticut, published a paper in 2010 forecasting that political, economic and social instabilities would peak around the year 2020.

Biden: Trump Will ‘Steal This Election,’ Says Military Could Have To Haul Him Out Of White House

GatewayPundit - Thu, 06/11/2020 - 22:31

Uncle Joe Biden is really losing it.

The 77-year-old who can’t remember the difference between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, said on “The Daily Show” that he thinks President Trump will try to steal the 2020 election — and if he loses, he won’t leave the White House willingly.

“It’s my greatest concern, my single greatest concern: This president is going to try to steal this election,” Biden said. “This is a guy who said that all mail-in ballots are fraudulent, voting by mail, while he sits behind the desk in the Oval Office and writes his mail-in ballot to vote in the primary.”

He also said the U.S. military might be needed forcibly oust Trump from the White House.

“You have four chiefs of staff coming out and ripping the skin off of Trump, and so many rank-and-file military personnel saying, ‘Whoa, we’re not a military state. This is not who we are,’” Biden said. “I promise you, I’m absolutely convinced they will escort him from the White House with great dispatch.”

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany dismissed Biden’s comments that Trump would have to be escorted from the White House if he loses in November.

“I think that’s a ridiculous proposition. This president is looking forward to November, this president is hard at work for the American people. Leave it to Democrats to go out there and grandstand and level these conspiracy theories,” McEnany told Fox News on Thursday morning.

“This is just another brainless conspiracy theory from Joe Biden as he continues to try to undermine confidence in our elections. It was the Obama Administration that tried to subvert an election by spying on the Trump campaign in 2016 and Biden himself was part of the effort to sabotage the incoming Trump Administration because they couldn’t live with President Trump’s victory,” Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh told ABC News. “President Trump has been clear that he will accept the results of the 2020 election.”

RELATED: Biden Confuses the Constitution with the Declaration of Independence

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Suffocation and Breakouts: Face Masks Wreaking Havoc on Human Body

Info Wars - Thu, 06/11/2020 - 22:27
People complaining they’re unable to breathe, suffering acne breakouts.

A Look Into Criminal Justice Reform And What Black Lives Matter Aims To Accomplish

The Federalist - Thu, 06/11/2020 - 22:23
Kmele Foster joined host Ben Domenech to discuss possible criminal justice reform as a result of the recent riots and newfound energy among the Black Lives Matter movement.

Why I chose not to have children: Woman, 47, speaks about her decision not to be a mother

Daily Mail - Thu, 06/11/2020 - 22:17
JULIETTE WILLS: I was proud, elated and excited, but as the tears streamed down my face I also felt an overwhelming sadness, because this beautiful, perfect baby looking back at my mum wasn't mine.

'I slapped her - but I did not abuse her':JK Rowling's ex-husband responds to her bombshell claims

Daily Mail - Thu, 06/11/2020 - 22:14
Jorge Arantes rejected the Harry Potter author's description of their 'violent marriage', complaining: 'She shouldn't have involved me.'

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