Chicago’s police union is calling for the Justice Department to investigate Cook County State’s Attorney General Kim Foxx for intervening in the Jussie Smollett hate hoax investigation.
Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham sent a letter to the Justice Department last week to request an investigation into Foxx’s involvement in the case after the Chicago Sun-Times revealed she contacted Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to urge him to ask the FBI to take over Smollett’s case.
The black gay actor on the Fox television show “Empire” claimed he was the victim of a hate crime and Chicago police initially treated Smollett as a victim. Eventually, the investigation revealed Smollett staged the stunt with the help of two brothers to frame Trump supporters and bolster his career, police allege.
Three days is all it took for politicians in New Zealand to ban so-called “military style” rifles in the wake of horrific attacks on mosques that left 50 kiwis dead.
The laws haven’t been formally approved by the country’s parliament, but Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the ban on “all military style semi-automatic weapons” takes effect immediately, regardless.
“Today I am announcing that New Zealand will ban all military-style semi-automatic weapons. We will also ban all assault rifles. We will also ban all high capacity magazines,” Ardern said, according to ABC News. “We will ban all parts with the ability to convert semi-automatic or any other type of firearm into a military style semi-automatic weapon.”
It’s the kind of overnight gun control Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders can get behind.
The socialist senator from Vermont praised the government’s move to limit gun rights in a post to Twitter late Wednesday.
This is what real action to stop gun violence looks like. We must follow New Zealand’s lead, take on the NRA and ban the sale and distribution of assault weapons in the United States. https://t.co/lSAisDG9Ur
Democrat presidential candidate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke denies that America has a crisis at the border, and he claims it’s all a plot to seize land from ranchers and other landowners neighboring Mexico.
At a campaign stop in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Thursday, O’Rourke flailed his hands wildly as he shared his take on the thousands of illegal immigrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico every month, many of them convicted criminals and gang members.
Robert “Beto” O’Rourke sure seems to have a hard time following basic rules and norms.
CNN’s Eric Bradner took to Twitter on Thursday to inform everyone that the minivan O’Rourke has been cruising around in for the last week got a ticket for illegally parking.
“Beto O’Rourke’s gray van just got a $50 parking ticket. O’Rourke, who was driving, left it in a no parking area outside the Manchester Courthouse while he went across the street at Consuelo’s Taqueria. An advance staffer quickly moved the van. Here’s where it was,” he wrote.
Bradner’s tweet also featured an image of O’Rourke’s mini van.
Beto O’Rourke’s gray van just got a $50 parking ticket. O’Rourke, who was driving, left it in a no parking area outside the Manchester Courthouse while he went across the street at Consuelo’s Taqueria. An advance staffer quickly moved the van. Here’s where it was. pic.twitter.com/SmkJqUhEp9
Jeannette, Pennsylvania Mayor Curtis Antoniak wants the city’s police vehicles to send a message, one that sets the tone for the community.
Antoniak recently led the charge to put new decals on five of the city’s marked police cruisers that read “In God We Trust,” a move inspired by emblems he saw on police vehicles in other departments, he said.
The city council unanimously approved the idea last week and a local sign company, Fejes Signs, is now working on the design, which is expected to be reflective. Antoniak told the Tribune-Review he’ll review the design before it’s finalized.
Police Chief Shannon Binda forwarded comment to Antoniak, who shrugged off those who might criticize the new emblems.
“I feel it’s appropriate,” he said. “Some people don’t, but I do.”
Democrat presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke told crowd in New Hampshire Wednesday that he believes a woman’s so-called “reproductive rights” are more important than a baby’s life, even if the child survives a botched abortion.
A member of the audience at a campaign stop at Plymouth State University posed the question, and O’Rourke’s response was about what most would expect from the far-left politician.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has “a lot of ideas,” she told a crowd in Iowa, and one of them is to expand social security to all illegal immigrants.
Gillibrand climbed atop a chair to preach to her fellow Democrats in a Davenport coffee shop Tuesday, when she unveiled her bright ideas on addressing the flood of illegal immigrants pouring across the southern border in record numbers.
Of course, Gillibrand didn’t focus as much on protecting the border or keeping illegal immigrants out of the country as she did turning those already here into legal voters.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib admitted this week House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may not be on board with the socialist ideas being pushed by some freshman lawmakers.
While speaking with FOX Detroit on Tuesday, the Michigan congresswoman gave conflicting answers on whether Pelosi supports the Green New Deal.
“You know what she says to me? You have to represent your district. She says that to every new member, represent your district. She has never asked me to back down on any issue,” Tlaib said, referring to her conversations with Pelosi.
“What’s incredible is like, even if she’s not jumping up and down about Medicare for All, we’re still proceeding with Medicare for All,” she said.
After claiming Pelosi supports the Green New Deal, Tlaib then backtracked.
“Is she endorsing Green New Deal? No, but that hasn’t stopped us,” Tlaib said.
Conservative street artist Sabo is at it again, this time with a Los Angeles billboard poking fun at Democrat presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s history of drunken driving.
Sabo installed the new billboard across from Rancho Park Golf Course, on the corner of Pico and Beverly Glen Boulevard Tuesday morning, transforming an existing advertisement with a crashing car into a tongue-in-cheek campaign sign.
The image includes a massive cut-out of O’Rourke running with a bottle of Jose Cuervo in hand, along with a large sombrero on his head and a Mexican style mustache. The campaign slogan “Beto Runs” is featured in the upper right corner.
Sabo told the Daily Wire he dubbed the work “Beto Runs” and it’s designed to draw attention to both O’Rourke’s use of the Hispanic nickname “Beto” to appeal to ethnic voters, and his seemingly special treatment for a 1998 drunk driving crash.