Retail sales are down. I know, lets call everyone in a country racists – that’ll help!
They literally took their time, smashed the display cases and took whatever they wanted. No suspects, no arrests.
Via NY Post:
Brazen thieves smashed the glass at a luxury watch store in Midtown Tuesday night and made off with a cache of timepieces worth $25,000, the NYPD said.
Two men bashed their way into the Tourneau store at 510 Madison Avenue around 10:30 p.m., cops said.
“They just walk up to the plate glass window, and break the window with sledgehammers,” the police spokesman said, adding they snatched timepieces from display cases and booked it.
Under Colorado’s Vaccine Distribution Plan, The Elderly And At Risk People Would Be Vaccinated LAST Behind Prisoners, Teachers And Your Uber Eats Driver…
HT “H H Bob”
While the Minneapolis City Council is making another effort to defund the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD), carjackings have skyrocketed in the city, with some of them involving drivers accosted at gunpoint.
According to the Star-Tribune, in the last two months, Minneapolis police have recorded over 125 carjackings. The Star-Tribune reported that there have been a “series of brazen attempted armed robberies and carjackings in a wave that is stretching across the city. Minneapolis residents are grappling with a triple-digit percentage increase in these crimes, and incidents occurring at all hours, including broad daylight.”
Carjackings were so rare that they weren’t even tracked as a separate issue by the MPD until September 22; prior to that they were lumped together with robberies and auto theft. But after the carjackings grew in number over the summer the MPD implemented a new coding system.
President Donald Trump suggested he would run for president again in 2024 should he eventually lose reelection to Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
Trump told a crowd of guests at the White House Christmas party that he would see them “in four years” if his legal challenges against vote totals in several states failed. The president’s comments were caught on a Facebook livestream by former Oklahoma Republican Party Chair Pam Pollard.
“It’s been an amazing four years,” Trump said, according to The Associated Press. “We’re trying to get another four years, but otherwise I’ll see you in four years.”
President Donald Trump has been discussing the possibility of issuing pardons for his family members and some close associates, multiple sources familiar with the matter told NBC News.
One source said that the conversations in recent days are within the context of a president who feels embattled, and not because Trump believes he or any family members did anything illegal.
The New York Times first reported the discussions and said Trump has discussed whether to grant pre-emptive pardons for his three eldest children, Eric and Donald Jr., and White House advisor Ivanka Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as well as attorney Rudy Giuliani.
The Times reported that Trump had talked with Mr. Giuliani about pardoning him as recently as last week.
Via Washington Examiner:
Several whistleblowers on Tuesday cast new uncertainty on the 2020 election process, claiming up to 288,000 ballots disappeared, another 100,000 were improperly backdated, and mail promoting President Trump was junked while mail for Joe Biden was delivered.
In the most extraordinary report, a U.S. Postal Service contractor said his trailer full of 144,000-288,000 completed mail-in ballots, which he drove between New York and Pennsylvania, disappeared after he delivered it to a Lancaster, Pennsylvania, depot.
Another claimed that ballots were backdated by postal workers, and in Traverse City, Michigan, Trump campaign mail was put in bins labeled “Undeliverable Bulk Business Mail” while the same type of mail for Joe Biden was ordered to be delivered on time.
Section 230, which is a liability shielding gift from the U.S. to “Big Tech” (the only companies in America that have it – corporate welfare!), is a serious threat to our National Security & Election Integrity. Our Country can never be safe & secure if we allow it to stand…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2020
BREAKING: @CNN President BLASTS Trump & Republicans on 9am Call with Senior Leadership
'He(@realDonaldTrump) is acting erratically…I think we need to lean into that…'
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) December 2, 2020
More rank hypocrisy.
Michael Eric Dyson strikes again.
Could have fooled me.
Biden Treasury Sec. Nominee Says She’ll Use Treasury Dept. To Resolve Racial Inequality, Climate Change…
Nurses seeking to resolve stalled contract talks went on strike at hospitals in New Rochelle and Albany on Tuesday as COVID-19 hospitalizations rose across New York state.
Around 200 healthcare workers at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital will strike for two days to demand the hospital to provide adequate protective equipment, ventilation, testing and other safety protocols to ensure the safety of staff and patients as COVID-19 cases continue to rise, according to the New York State Nurses Association.
The union that represents more than 42,000 members in the state says conditions in the hospital on Monday was “worrisome” because Montefiore started to relocate patients just a day before the strike is set to take place.
Nurses say they’re scared for the patients as well as employees, some of whom contracted COVID-19 and one has died from the virus.
Berlin — A man zig-zagged an SUV at high speed through a pedestrian zone in the southwestern German city of Trier on Tuesday, killing five people, including a 9-month-old child, and seriously injuring more than a dozen, officials said. The driver, identified as a 51-year-old German man born in Trier, was arrested at the scene and the vehicle was impounded, Trier police said.
The suspect, whose name was not released in line with German privacy laws, had no fixed address and had been living in recent days in the Land Rover that a friend had loaned him, which was used in the attack, said prosecutor Peter Fritzen, who was heading the investigation.
He was being interrogated by police and was to undergo a psychiatric examination, Fritzen said, adding that a doctor had recently reached the preliminary conclusion the man could be suffering from mental illness.
Via NY Times:
LONDON — Much of England will swap lockdown for less stringent coronavirus restrictions, after Parliament approved new rules on Tuesday despite a substantial revolt among lawmakers in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party.
The rebellion, by lawmakers who want to go farther in easing the limits on public life, underscored the rising tide of discontent among Mr. Johnson’s own members of Parliament over his handling of the pandemic, exacerbated by fears that the curbs could lay waste to large swathes of the hospitality industry.
Caught between the competing demands of this vocal faction of his lawmakers, and those of his more cautious scientific advisers, Mr. Johnson opted to keep stringent measures in place, including restrictions on many pubs and restaurants.
Screw these people. They’re why we have lockdowns.
Health care personnel and residents of long-term care facilities will be the first groups to be offered the Covid-19 vaccine, according to a new proposal from an independent advisory committee within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices met virtually on Tuesday to discuss who would receive the first doses of the vaccine, and to vote on the proposed language for the recommendation. The proposal passed 13 to 1.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) blamed both failed Senate candidate Cal Cunningham’s extramarital affair and the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death for the Democratic Party’s inability to secure a Senate majority.
During a recent call with donors, Schumer lamented that Cunningham “couldn’t keep his zipper up” and got entangled in an adulterous sexting scandal, according to knowledgable sources who spoke with Axios. Cunningham had been expected to seize the Senate seat from Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), who ended up keeping it by a narrow margin.