Sen. Mazie Hirono: Kavanaugh Can’t Be Trusted Because He’s A Conservative

So basically she’d vote against any conservative.

Via Daily Caller:

Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono tied Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s credibility as a witness to his stance on women’s reproductive issues during a segment Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper.

Hirono was responding to an editorial, published in the Wall Street Journal, which suggested that the situation regarding Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford was damaging the U.S. justice system.

Tapper quoted the piece as saying, “Sexual allegations should be accepted as true merely by having been made. The accuser is presumably telling the truth because the accuser is a woman. This turns American justice and due process upside down.” He then turned the question to Hirono: “What’s your response?”

The Hawaiian Senator responded by saying that if the WSJ actually cared about due process, they would be pushing for an investigation. “For The Wall Street Journal to come out and talk to me about due process or all the women out there that I’m hearing about that never came forward,” she said, “it is really important, not only for these survivors to be heard, but if their stories are as credible as Dr. Ford’s story is, they need to be believed.”

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DC Jogger’s Murder May Have Been Racially Motivated

Via WUSA:

The murder of a recently engaged 35-year-old woman who was jogging near her home may have been racially motivated, investigators said.

Wednesday, 23-year-old Anthony Crawford of Northwest D.C. was arrested in the stabbing death of Wendy Martinez.

Crawford was found by police at a park on 14th Street and Girard and was brought in for questioning late Wednesday night, a day after 35-year-old Wendy Karina Martinez was stabbed while jogging only blocks away from her home in the Logan Circle area approaching the corner of P Street and 11th Street in Northwest D.C.

It was a picture-perfect night to be outdoors, with temperatures in the 70s and clear skies. As Martinez approached the intersection, people across the street were outside on a restaurant patio, enjoying dinner.

It was then that Martinez was stabbed in what police believe was “more than likely” a random attack. It was an “unprovoked attack” and there is no information to suggest that it was a robbery.

It was concluded that Martinez was stabbed seven times, twice in the head and once in the face around the right side of the neck near the carotid artery.

Martinez’s stab wounds were very serious, and she made her way into a nearby Chinese restaurant after the attack.[…]

Crawford was arrested Wednesday night and charged with first-degree murder while armed in connection with the stabbing. Police said he did not cooperate with investigators, however, they are confident they have the right person.

Police say evidence collected several blocks away from the stabbing included a knife covered in “fresh blood,” a mustard colored sweatshirt with possible blood on it and a blood trail that was observed leaving the scene.

In addition to the items listed above, police also collected an umbrella and white socks with possible blood on them.

The suspect does have a criminal background, however, there is no indication of any violence in his criminal past, according to authorities. Police will continue to comb through his background.

Investigators are looking into the possibility that Martinez’s murder might have been “racially motivated” because Crawford “does not like white people.” A source also said that Crawford has a history of mental illness and K2 addiction. K-2, also known as “spice”, is a synthetic marijuana that is banned in the U.S.

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MIT Study Puts End To Lowball Estimate Of 11 Million Illegal Aliens Frequently Thrown Around To 22 Million

MIT went into the shadows.

Via BPR:

The true number of illegal immigrants living in the U.S. — long a subject of intense debate — could be twice as high as commonly accepted figures, according to a study by a Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher.

The study published Friday by Mohammad Fazel-Zarandi, a senior lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, estimates there are about 22.1 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. today. Most frequently cited estimates put the number between 11 and 12 million.

Even the lower bound of the MIT study’s range, 16.7 million, is nearly 50 percent higher than the 11.3 million estimated by the Pew Research Center for 2016.

Such a wide discrepancy is explained by deficiencies in the methods researchers have used to arrive at previous estimates, according to Fazel-Zarandi and his co-authors, Edward Kaplan and Jonathan Feinstein of Yale University. In the past, researchers typically extrapolated the total number of illegal immigrants from population surveys and legal immigration records.

Fazel-Zarandi and his colleagues used mathematical modeling based on “operational data” — border apprehensions, deportations, visa overstays and demographic data — to arrive at their estimate. The approach eliminated the uncertainty found in methods that rely on surveys, which are a less reliable gauge of the illegal immigrant population, according to the researchers.

“It’s very likely that undocumented immigrants are more difficult to locate and survey than other foreign-born residents, and if contacted, they might be inclined to misreport their country of origin, citizenship, and number of household residents fearing the legal consequences of revealing their status,” Fazel-Zarandi in a news release. “Any of these circumstances would lead to underestimating the true number of unauthorized immigrants.”

The MIT study, which spans 1990 to 2016, also used newly available arrest data to estimate the number of illegal border crossings during that time period. It found the number of illegal immigrants coming into the U.S. rose steadily throughout the 1990s, peaked around 2008, and has leveled off and stabilized since then.

If corroborated, the numbers reported in the MIT study could have major implications for immigration policy under the Trump administration, which has made a crackdown on illegal immigration a centerpiece of its agenda. President Donald Trump has repeatedly painted illegal immigration as threat to public safety and the economic well-being of American workers, while administration critics contend he is exaggerating the scope of the problem.

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Democrats Poised To Grill Brett Kavanaugh On Drinking, Partying In High School

It was cool to be in the choom gang years ago.

Via Washington Examiner:

Democrats are poised to ask questions about the drinking culture of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s high school when the judge faces the Senate Judiciary Committee following a sexual misconduct allegation.

“We want to hear — I would be wanting to hear what kind of environment it was in high school,” Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, said Sunday during an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“Apparently, there was a lot of drinking and partying going on,” she continued. “This is why we need an investigation. We need an independent investigation that lays all of that out for us, so there’s at least some chance of some outside entity, like the FBI, doing an investigation.”

Hirono, who sits on the panel, added she would do everything in her power to ensure Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, can talk to the committee about her claim that Kavanaugh drunkenly forced himself on her during a high school party in the 1980s “free of intimidation, fear and the kind of threats she’s already getting for even coming forward with this.”

Ford, then a student at Maryland’s Holton-Arms School, was 15 at the time of the alleged incident. Kavanaugh was a 17-year-old junior at nearby Georgetown Prep. He strongly denies the allegation.

Echoing Hirono was Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., who told ABC News’ “This Week” that the alcohol line of inquiry was “relevant to the whole conversation.”

“Dr. Ford has said that they were stumbling drunk at the time this occurred,” Durbin said. “There have been a loft things said about the alcohol consumed by the judge as well as by others in his school. That has to be part of any relevant questioning.”

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Even The Way Ford’s Letter Was Given To Feinstein Is Shady

Because she still hasn’t submitted a formal complaint/statement to the Senate Committee. Now what makes this story interesting is that it observes the infamous letter Feinstein refuses to turn over wasn’t even written to Feinstein. So the Committee really has nothing officially before it from Ford, not even to Feinstein.

Via Twitchy:

Did we mention things just seem to be getting worse and worse for Ford because WHOA NELLY, do they ever.

So, about that letter …

Wait, let’s try that again.

THAT letter.

You know, the one Feinstein keeps refusing to hand over to Republicans without it first being censored? The one where Ford made her accusations against Kavanaugh?

Turns out she sent the letter to Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, NOT Feinstein.

Now, why oh why would Ford have done that?

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4th Purported Witness Claims No Knowledge Of Alleged Kavanaugh Assault Against Ford Or Party

Not looking good for Dr. Ford and the Democrats.

Via Fox News:

Another person claimed by Christine Blasey Ford to have attended a gathering decades ago during which, Ford claims, she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has denied any recollection of having attended the party.

In an email to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Saturday, Leland Ingham Keyser, a former classmate of Ford’s at the Holton-Arms all-girls school in Maryland, said she doesn’t know Kavanugh or remember being at the party with him.

“Simply put, Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford,” lawyer Howard J. Walsh III of Bethesda, Md., conveyed in an email to the committee that was obtained by Fox News.

All five witnesses Dr. Ford places at scene have weighed in, now all but Ford say the incident didn’t happen. The four she names besides herself contradict her. Last witness, Leland Keyser, says she doesn’t know #Kavanaughhttps://t.co/A0rprHEXgv #TeaParty #IStandWithBrett
— Jenny Beth Martin (@jennybethm) September 23, 2018

Politico reported that the email was in response to a letter from a lawyer for the GOP majority staff, which said: “I understand that you have been identified as an individual who was in attendance at a party that occurred circa 1982 described in a recent Washington Post article.”

In response, Ford’s lawyer Debra Katz said: “As Dr. Ford has said, she did not share her story publicly or with anyone for years following the incident with Judge Kavanaugh.

“It’s not surprising that Ms. Keyser has no recollection of the evening as they did not discuss it. It’s also unremarkable that Ms. Keyser does not remember attending a specific gathering 30 years ago at which nothing of consequence happened to her. Dr. Ford of course will never forget this gathering because of what happened to her there.”

Keyser’s denial brings to four the number of witnesses, including Kavanaugh, who’ve all said they have no memory of the party or the incident.

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Historic WWII Raid Lives On With Doolittle Survivor, Now 103

CINCINNATI (AP) — The last surviving Doolittle Tokyo Raider is still telling his World War II stories, and he enjoys hearing new ones that have been passed down to younger generations.

Retired Lt. Col. Dick Cole recently celebrated his 103rd birthday. And he’s getting ready to attend another air show, this one in Hillsboro, Oregon, starting Sept. 28. The Comfort, Texas, resident attended one in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, this summer.

Youngsters tell him about their great-grandfathers’ World War II memories.

“It’s fun,” Cole, originally from Dayton, Ohio, said by telephone Thursday. “You meet a lot of people and shake a lot of hands. I like to talk to kids.

“I enjoy it, and I think they do, too, because they keep coming back.”

He was mission commander Jimmy Doolittle’s co-pilot in the 1942 bombing attack less than five months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The bold raid on Japan is credited with lifting U.S. spirits and helping turn the tide of the war in the Pacific.

“I think the main thing was that you had to go in with a positive attitude,” Cole said of the against-the-odds mission. “I really didn’t worry about it. It was our job, and we knew what to expect.”

The 80 Raiders were four years ago honored with the Congressional Gold Medal for their “outstanding heroism, valor, skill and service to the United States.”

Three Raiders died trying to reach China after the attack, and eight were captured by Japanese soldiers. Three were executed, and a fourth died in captivity. Cole parachuted, and he and other Raiders were helped to safety by Chinese partisans.

Cole has attended Raider-related events over the years, including funeral services in Missoula, Montana, in 2016 for retired Staff Sgt. David Thatcher, the 79th Raider to die. He also participated in 75th anniversary events in 2017.

Cole said since he was older than many of the other Raiders, he didn’t expect to be the last.

“I figured that Mother Nature and the good man upstairs would pick the time, and I wouldn’t have any control over it.”

He chuckled when asked what it’s like to be 103:

“A little bit slower than when you’re 102.”

Texas Shelter Puppy, Sgt Squelch Finds Home Among Borger, TX 911 Dispatchers

Via KFDA:

A team of 911 dispatchers in Borger has a new four-legged friend that’s making their jobs a little easier— Sergeant Squelch.

Assistant Administrator for Municipal Court and Dispatch, Nicole Riggle, said the three-month old pup isn’t living in the average home, but has found his forever home with the dispatch team.

“He came from the Borger Animal Shelter. He was brought to us by one of the workers there, she was just bringing him by to kind of visit and it kind of just hit it off from there,” she said.

Squelch eats, plays and sleeps at the Borger Regional Communications Center.

“Between all of us we take him for walks, we take him out to go to the bathroom when he needs, he’s so good with that,” said Riggle. “He knows when to go to the door whenever it’s time. He needs to go, he’ll go to the door. There’s a little park behind our building and so he goes and plays, runs around. Some of us have brought our kids up here to play with him so he’s accustomed to kids and people.”

The dispatcher team in Borger answers 911 calls for all of Hutchinson County.

Riggle said Sergeant Squelch is a perfect fit for an atmosphere that can become highly stressful in an instant.

“Before him, the stress relief, you would just have to just have to get up and leave the room,” she said. “Because there’s calls that can come in and it can be nice and smooth and everything can change in the blink of an eye. You never know what your next call’s going to be.”

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‘Simply Understanding How To Dress’ Is Just One Reason Christine Blasey Ford Can’t Make Monday Hearing

At this point, it’s Kabuki theater. How long did she need to write the letter accusing Kavanaugh, going to the WaPo and Ronan Farrow? How much ‘preparation’ to you need, if you’re telling the truth. She’s been preparing for months.

Via Twitchy:

As Twitchy reported Thursday, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh informed Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley that he would be in the committee’s chambers Monday as scheduled and remained “committed to defending my integrity.”

Why can’t accuser Christine Blasey Ford make Monday’s meeting as well? Well, for one reason that we hadn’t heard until Friday afternoon, Ford “doesn’t want to fly” and might have to make the cross-country drive from California to D.C. — this after Grassley had offered to fly committee staffers to California to interview her at a place and time of her convenience.

Now The Atlantic has published a piece explaining why it would be nearly impossible for Ford to make Monday’s hearing.

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Andrew Gillum’s Running Mate Claimed Jews ‘Nailed’ Him To ‘The Cross’ After He Lost Student Government Election At Harvard

1999 was a long time ago, he has evolved since then.

Via Daily Wire:

Newly-unearthed comments made by Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum’s running mate raise serious concerns about Gillum’s ever-mounting ties to blatant antisemitism.

Gillum selected 39-year-old Chris King, a progressive businessman from Orlando, in early September to be his lieutenant governor running mate.

After a recent report from the Washington Free Beacon revealed Gillum’s ties to “several prominent anti-Semitic organizations known for promoting boycotts of Jewish goods and individuals,” Gillum’s campaign now has to deal with remarks made by King in 1999.

In an article written by Jonathan Tilove, King complained about losing an election where he was running to be the president of the Harvard Undergraduate Council by blaming Jews.

“This could have never happened in the South,” King said. “I was nailed to the cross. And most of the editorial staff that was so hard on me, the vast majority were Jewish.”

King has admitted to making the anti-Semitic remarks, but claims that they are “at odds” with who he is and says that his comments were “hurtful” and “stupid.”

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HT: Romosexual_Ca

Report: Officials In White House Believe McCabe Planted The Rosenstein Story

That seems obvious. The NY Times reporter was the same guy who Comey used in the past for leaks, Michael Schmidt.

Via Daily Caller:

White House insiders reportedly believe former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe’s team planted a story in the press suggesting Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is conspiring against the president, according to Politico on Saturday.

McCabe’s colleagues allegedly concocted the ruse to bait President Donald Trump into firing Rosenstein ahead of November’s midterm elections, the report noted. Individuals within the West Wing believe the former FBI director’s team pushed the story to create political consequences for Trump, according to Politico.

McCabe’s spokesman pushed back on any such assertions, Politico reported. The report refers to a Sept. 21 New York Times article suggesting Rosenstein discussed wearing a wire to record Trump and volunteered to recruit cabinet officials to potentially remove the Republican from office.

Rosenstein allegedly made the remarks in meetings with Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI officials shortly after the May 9, 2017, firing of James Comey as FBI director. The deputy AG took part in Comey’s ouster, writing a letter recommending that he be fired because of his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

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Citizenship Question For 2020 Census Sparked Online Uproar: 85 Percent Were Deemed “Duplications Or Very Similar”

Astroturf activist.

Via Washington Times:

A proposed question regarding citizenship on the 2020 census generated a remarkable amount of online feedback, with much of it negative comments copied and pasted from opposing group’s suggestions, the Commerce Department said Friday.

The comment period on the Federal Register closed Aug. 7, and officials said Friday they had collected more than 147,000, “an incredibly high number,” according to a department spokesperson.

Most of the comments were negative, although a breakdown on that score was not provided. Of that total, some 85 percent were deemed “duplications or very similar,” suggesting that campaigns opposed to the question were successful.

The left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center, for example, asked people to “help us flood” the Register’s comment stream.

“It will trigger further mistrust in immigrant communities already living in fear because of President Trump’s xenophobic rhetoric and aggressive enforcement actions,” the SPLC wrote at its website. “This is simply a bad idea — one driven by the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant agenda.”

The SPLC did not respond to questions about the comments and its activity.

The group’s arguments dovetail with others advanced by opponents, who say including the question will make some recipients reluctant to respond and consequently make the count less reliable.[…]

At this point, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ decision in March to include a query about citizenship is final, officials said, barring congressional action or federal courts intervening.

Census takers will fan out and begin their work on April 1, 2020, according to the Commerce Department.

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In Softball NBC Interview, Biden Compares Kavanaugh Allegations To Deliverance Rape Scene

Joe, the gift that keeps on giving.

Via MRC:

During a live interview with former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday’s Today show, co-host Craig Melvin invited the former Judiciary Committee Chairman to advise the Senate on how to handle a potential hearing with Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. In his response, Biden was given free rein to blast Republicans for trying to “character assassinate” Clarence Thomas accuser Anita Hill and even compared the claims against Kavanaugh to a graphic movie rape scene.

“How would you suggest that the Senate handle these allegations?,” Melvin asked as the softball exchange began. Biden demanded an FBI investigation and then recalled the Senate hearing he lead examining Hill’s sexual harassment claims against Thomas during the 1991 Supreme Court confirmation battle: “Anita Hill was vilified when she came forward by a lot of my colleagues, character assassination. I wish I could have done more to prevent those questions and the way they asked them. I hope my colleagues learn from that…”

Noting criticism of Biden’s handling of that hearing 27 years earlier, Melvin followed up: “You were chairman of the Judiciary Committee back in 1991. You were roundly criticized for not doing more during that hearing. Looking back on that, specifically, how would you advise senators to proceed next week?”

Biden insisted that “the woman should be given the benefit of the doubt and not be, you know, abused again by the system,” and lamented that he didn’t “shut off” senators who aggressively questioned Hill. “And so what happened was, she got victimized again during the process,” he proclaimed.

The former Vice President also revealed that his mind was made up about Thomas’s guilt before the hearing even began: “And I believed her when she came forward, I encouraged her to come forward, we were in a position where we got the FBI to do an investigation, and I voted against Clarence Thomas.”

Moments later, Melvin observed: “It seems like you get it now, versus back in ’91?” Biden argued: “Well, I think I got it in ’91….it’s important that people understand, and I think people do now, understand how hard it is to come forward.” The Democrat then made this eyebrow-raising comparison: “And I always say to men, they say why is it so hard? How about if you had been abused? You see the movie Deliverance, how about if you were the guy strapped to the tree, would you come forward? Would you want to relive that?”

Melvin’s facial expression clearly showed he was taken aback by the reference to an explicit gay rape scene featured in the 1972 film. Biden insisted: “I’m serious, I’m deadly earnest.” Rather than push back on the extreme comment, Melvin simply moved on to wonder about Biden’s 2020 presidential ambitions.

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Orrin Hatch: Ford’s Attorney’s Latest Offer ‘Is Exactly Where We Were On Monday Morning…6 Days Ago’

It’s all a delaying game. As they teach you in law school about contracts, if you make a counter-offer to an offer, that is not an acceptance. But that’s how media chose to describe it.

Via Twitchy:

As Twitchy reported, Christine Blasey’s Ford’s lawyer met Saturday’s 2:30 p.m. deadline and accepted the Senate Judiciary Committee’s invitation to testify next week — with some conditions to be worked out, obviously. She wants to testify Thursday but has asked for a little more time to negotiate details.

FOX News’ Chad Pergram reports that not that much has changed, essentially:

Sure, she said before she was willing to appear — on the fulfillment of several conditions, including that Brett Kavanaugh, the accused, testify first, somehow responding to accusations that will be made after he’s testified.

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White House: Ford’s Lawyers Have Not Reached Agreement On Hearing

What sayeth Grassley?

Via TWS:

Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyers issued a statement Saturday afternoon saying that Ford “accepts” the Judiciary committee’s request to testify next week.

Senior White House official responds to letter from Ford’s lawyer: “This is not a yes. It’s another delay after Judge Kavanaugh has agreed to testify for a week now.”

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WaPo Report Claims Ford Wanted To ‘Flee The Country’ If Kavanaugh Was On Supreme Court

For the left, this is their ultimate expression of upset. But for everyone else, it just looks like an extremely political, delusional reaction.

Via Twitchy:

The Washingon Post assigned four reporters to dig deeper into Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s story, and the claims made in the article really dial everything up a notch.

According to claims in the story where the reporters talked to a few friends of the couple, Blasey Ford and her husband considered leaving the country after learning it was possible that Brett Kavanaugh could be nominated to the Supreme Court:

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Newt Gingrich: Texas Offers A Blueprint For A Red Wave Election In November

139 years of democrat dominance down the drain.

Via Fox News:

I have been writing a lot about the power of a big-choice election in November.

This week, Texas Republicans won a special election for a state Senate seat in a district along the Mexican border. Every Republican campaign in the country should study this race carefully.

You may not have read about this GOP victory, because the liberal national media is not exactly excited to report that Republicans reclaimed a seat they had not held in 139 years. The liberal media is especially shy about reporting on a Republican victory in a district that Hillary Clinton carried by nearly 12 points in the 2016 presidential election.

From the left’s standpoint, this victory is even more frightening because the district is 73 percent African-American and Hispanic.

Furthermore, at a time when people are touting gigantic Democratic voter turnout and lagging Republican participation, this special election runoff had twice as many voters as the last Texas state Senate special election runoff in February 2015.

In fact, the turnout for this race went up from 26,207 in the first round of the election to 44,487 in the runoff, according to Sam Taylor with the Texas Secretary of State’s Office. The Republican candidate received 23,576 votes to the Democrat’s 20,911.

Pete Flores, the Republican victor, spent 27 years as a game warden. As Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told me: “Flores was tireless as a campaigner. He put 7,000 miles on his car during the last five weeks of the campaign.”

In many ways, the Flores all-out, personal campaigning resembled President Trump in the last weeks of the 2016 campaign. This is a good reminder to Republicans that campaigns matter, and you can’t predict who will win six weeks out from an election.

Flores had run four years earlier and lost by 20 points. Now he is the first Hispanic Republican state senator in Texas (yet another reason the liberal media is avoiding talking about the race). Since Flores defeated former Democratic U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego, his victory has some extra punch to it.

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Nope, This Is Not Political At All: Check Who’s Joining Ford’s Legal Team

What a coincidence…

Columbia, SC Restaurant Employee Shoots, Kills Armed Robbery Suspect

Taxpayer relief shot.

Via WISTV:

The Columbia Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one man dead at a Chinese restaurant in Columbia.

According to CPD, the incident happened at China Kitchen on Forest Drive between an armed robbery suspect and an employee around 11 p.m. Thursday. The suspect was shot and killed during the incident after an employee acted in self- defense, deputies said.

When officers arrived on scene, they found a man on the ground with a gunshot wound to the upper body. After speaking with several witnesses, including restaurant patrons, officers learned that the male was identified as an armed robbery suspect.

The suspect was described as a male wearing all black, including a hoodie and a bandanna over his face. He’s accused of entering the store and demanding money from employees at gunpoint.

Initially, the suspect is accused of victimizing two female employees while demanding money from the register. The victims immediately ran to safety at another location inside of the restaurant.

Another female employee heard the commotion at the front of the store and reported that the suspect also pointed a gun at her to demand money.

She complied with his demands and while she was opening the register to hand over the cash, she was able to grab his gun. During the struggle between the victim and suspect, a co-worker/relative came to the front of the store, saw the incident, and used his handgun to shoot the suspect.

According to the Richland County Coroner Gary Watts, the suspect later died at Palmetto Health Hospital. His identity has not yet been released.

No charges will be filed against the employee since he acted in self-defense, officers said.

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Illegal Alien Gets 16 Years For Killing Colts Linebacker Edwin Jackson And Uber Driver In Drunk Driving Crash

Via Fox News:

A man from Guatemala living illegally in the U.S. was sentenced Friday to the maximum of 16 years in prison for a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver.

Manuel Orrego-Savala, 37, pleaded guilty in July to two counts of operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content of .15 or more, causing death. The sentence marked the maximum possible under his plea agreement.

Investigators said Orrego-Savala had a blood-alcohol content of 0.19 — nearly 2 ½ times Indiana’s legal limit — when his F-150 truck crashed into Jackson and his Uber driver, Jeffrey Monroe, 54, on Feb. 4 along Interstate 70 in Indianapolis.

Monroe, of Avon, Indiana, had pulled over when the 26-year-old Jackson became ill. Both men were standing outside Monroe’s car on the highway’s shoulder when Orrego-Savala’s truck crashed into them.

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