Judge Orders Kim Gardner to Turn Over Records of Communications With Soros in Eric Greitens Case
Circuit attorney has ignored open records request for over a year concerning records in bungled prosecution against former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens.

A judge has ordered the chief prosecutor for St. Louis to release records from the bungled prosecution of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens following a yearlong fight to obtain those records through a state sunshine law request.

The sunshine request, brought by Just the News founder John Solomon, was presented to St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardener last July. The query sought the release of roughly two and a half years’ worth of communications between Gardner, her staff, and numerous individuals such as George Soros, the Missouri Workforce Housing Association, state Representatives Stacy Newman and Jay Barnes, and others.

Gardner first ignored the request and then claimed that the requested documents were exempt from the state’s sunshine provision.

Solomon’s legal team, from the Southeastern Legal Foundation and the Freedom Center of Missouri, said in a filing in April that those decisions by Gardner’s office were knowing violations of Missouri’s sunshine law. In that filing they asked for the release of the documents and for the awarding of several thousand dollars’ worth of damages pursuant to state statute.

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The Chief of Seattle police basically concedes if you or your property are attacked by the mob, you won’t get much assistance.

Aaaaand. U.S. District Judge James Robart has issued a temporary injunction stopping implementation of the the Seattle city council ordinance limiting police use of some riot control agents, scheduled to take effect Sunday. But that doesn’t mean the popo there are going to do anything more than absolutely necessary, and that only if it won’t put them in any danger.


“Well, we’ll see a lot of vigilante justice. And what are people gonna do about it? Call the cops? Remember, in the end the police aren’t there to protect the public from criminals, they’re there to protect criminals from the public. Communities dealt with crime long before police were invented, usually in rather harsh and low-due-process ways. The bargain was, let the police handle it instead.
No police, no bargain.”—
Prof. Glenn Harlan Reynolds


 

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Culpeper County sheriff recruiting volunteers in support of pro-gun agenda

Culpeper Sheriff Scott Jenkins is advancing his vow from last year to swear in scores of auxiliary deputies to protect their gun rights in the face of potential new gun restrictions pending at the state level.

The county’s elected lawman is accepting applications through Sept. 30 for “volunteer background investigators” to screen any future reserve deputies, according to a post Monday at the Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page.

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Funny how personalizing things can concentrate one’s mind


Vandals cover Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s home in graffiti

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San Francisco Chronicle logoVandals cover Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s home in graffiti

A group of people vandalized Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s home early Tuesday, spray-painting graffiti, splashing red paint on the walls and setting off fireworks that targeted the house before dawn, according to neighbors and a spokesman for the mayor.


That same day, just a few hours later……..

Oakland mayor casts tie-breaking ‘no’ vote on police funding cuts

Oakland City council members failed late Tuesday night to take millions more in funding away from the Oakland Police Department, even though it appears many residents are demanding it.

The council was evenly split on the vote over a proposal by members Dan Kalb and Sheng Thao that would have reduced the police budget by another $2.75 million.

Mayor Libby Schaaf broke the tie by voting “no” on the proposal.


 

The analysis video by ASP is pretty good.
Seems I’m not the only one who thinks the Deputy waited far too long before taking care of business. It’s a wonder she wasn’t injured since the deadhead actually got close enough to have stuck her with that screwdriver.


New police shooting in Michigan teaches leftists some hard lessons

The Police Tribune released a body cam video (warning: explicit violence) of a Michigan deputy emptying her magazine (after clearing a malfunction) into Sean Ernest Ruis shortly after the unarmed suspect stabbed a senior citizen and then came after the deputy with a knife and a screwdriver. The deputy fortunately did not heed Joe Biden’s advice to shoot the unarmed man in his leg, as depicted here: “Instead of standing there and teaching a cop, when there’s an unarmed person coming at them with a knife or something, you shoot them in the leg instead of in the heart is a very different thing.” This is why she did not, as Black Lives Matter puts it, “oink her last” and why her family will not be getting a folded flag.

There are several good lessons from this incident that should go viral well before the November election.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, whose policies may have killed thousands of helpless nursing home patients, said, “No one needs 10 bullets to kill a deer and too many innocent people have died already.” The bodycam video shows that the deputy emptied her entire magazine, which apparently held 15 or more rounds (that’s five more than Cuomo said she needed), before the unarmed assailant was no longer capable of sticking his knife or something, in this case a screwdriver, into her. This proves Cuomo dishonest or incompetent with regard to the realities of armed self-defense, and probably both.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said, “We protect geese more than we protect — no joke: you can only have three shotgun shells when you go shooting for geese.” The bad guy was still on his feet and advancing after taking four or five rounds not to his leg, as recommended by Shotgun Joe, but to his center of mass.
I’m not a law enforcement professional, but I think the deputy let the aggressor get too close, and apparently within ten feet before firing. Twenty-one feet is Tueller Drill range, which means the assailant can reach you in 1.5 seconds, and you need to not only fire, but also stop him during the little time you have.

My own experience, which was fortunately with a training simulator and not a real assailant, was that the bad guy cut my throat before I could aim and fire. The deputy went more than the extra mile to avoid shooting the suspect and fired only when she clearly had no choice.
In any event, I am sorry that the suspect made the choices he did, and I am glad that those choices did not result in a dead or wounded law enforcement professional along with the wounded senior citizen. We need to Back the Blue in November, and that means a straight Republican vote for House, Senate, and president.

First MS-13 member indicted on terrorism-related charges by Justice Department

WASHINGTON D.C. (CBS) — For the first time, the Justice Department is bringing terrorism-related charges against an MS-13 gang leader, and in a separate case the government said it would seek the death penalty against another MS-13 member. In total, the department unveiled new charges against 22 members of the notorious criminal gang that Attorney General Bill Barr has called “a death cult.”

Nearly a year after the creation of Joint Task Force Vulcan, an initiative aimed specifically at taking down MS-13, Barr announced Wednesday that law enforcement has helped dismantle the leadership of the transnational gang in the U.S. and “significantly degraded” MS-13’s capabilities.

“MS-13 is somewhat unique in this sense: they have the street savagery that you would see in a gang is not driven by commercial interests the way, for example, the mafia traditionally was,” Barr explained in the Oval Office on Wednesday. “It’s about honor of being the most savage, bloodthirsty person you can be and building up a reputation as a killer.”

MS-13, or “Mara Salvatrucha,” is one of the largest gangs in the world, a menace in several countries that is often invoked by President Trump to justify his hardline immigration policies. Its violent grip in Central America is one of the forces driving thousands of migrants to flee for the U.S.

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She can experiment with her own safety. Otherwise the little ditzhead commie can leave the rest of us alone.


Ocasio-Cortez Says Defunding The Police Will Require ‘Experimentation’ With Public Safety

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in a virtual town hall Thursday that defunding the police will require “experimentation” with public safety.

“We can disagree about the details of it, but we can’t go back,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “As much as we want policy to be ‘I’m gonna propose it. I’m gonna have all of the answers and put a neat little bow and we’re gonna pass this one law once, and everything is gonna be fixed.’ That’s how we wish all of this stuff works.”

Ocasio-Cortez added that defunding the police will require lawmakers to pass legislation in the “spirit” of experimentation.

“What is it really is going to take is experimentation and to ask what if, and to even pass laws in the spirit of that experimentation as well,” Ocasio-Cortez added.

Ocasio-Cortez has previously expressed her support for the “defund the police” movement, saying in June that the message should not be moderated to appeal to white, suburban voters.

“Our job as policymakers is to take the public’s mandate and find + create pockets to advance as much progress as possible. Progress takes a team of different roles. You don’t criticize a pitcher for not being a catcher,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted at the time

After Trump’s Executive Order, Four Men Face Federal Charges for Andrew Jackson Statue Incident.

On the same day President Donald Trump issued an executive order to crack down on vandals destroying statues and monuments that are part of America’s heritage, the Justice Department filed charges against four men in connection with an effort to topple a statue of former President Andrew Jackson. Continue reading “”

Oklahoma Authorities Charge Alleged Rioters With Terrorism: ‘This Is Not Seattle.’

Authorities in Oklahoma announced late last week that they were charging alleged rioters with terrorism and assault, saying that they would not put up with “this lawlessness here.”

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater reportedly made the decision to get tough on the rioters in an effort to curb any future potential riots.

“This is not Seattle,” Prater said Friday. “We’re not putting up with this lawlessness here.”

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Judging FBI Conduct
The D.C. Circuit becomes the first court to acknowledge the FBI’s 2016 abuse.

House Judiciary Committee Democrats were back at their “politicized Justice Department” theme this week, calling a disgruntled former lieutenant of special counsel Robert Mueller to accuse the department of giving special treatment to President Trump’s allies. Too bad the testimony came on the very day a federal court confirmed that Mr. Mueller’s team and the Federal Bureau of Investigation engaged in misconduct.

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Security for me, but not for thee.


Shameless: Minneapolis City Council Votes To Disband Police — But Pays $4500 A Day For Private Security

Protection for we, social workers for thee? The Minneapolis city council seems determined to prove the hypocrisy of “defund the police,” all the way to the point of satire. Yesterday, the council voted unanimously to pursue a still-ambiguous plan to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a more politically correct “Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention.”

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Exclusive: Police Source: Woman Who Framed Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Guilty of Perjury, Bribed With Cash Payment.

Newly obtained evidence indicates the woman who made false allegations against former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens was bribed to willfully lie under oath and engaged in extensive perjury in an effort to oust the rising Republican star from office, according to a police source with knowledge of an investigation into the circuit attorney’s misconduct.

Katrina “Kitty” Sneed, testified under oath that she secretly met with St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, a George Soros funded prosecutor, in a hotel room in January and February of 2018.

Following the secret meeting, Gardner charged Greitens with felony invasion of privacy in February 2018 for allegedly taking nude a photograph of Sneed without her consent and threatening to use the photo for blackmail. Greitens denied the allegations and Gardner never produced any evidence.

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No Holds Barred: Barr & Durham Must Investigate Obama & Biden Too.

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Roughly a week ago Attorney General William Barr made two noteworthy comments in an interview with Fox’s Maria Bartiromo.

The first was that we would likely learn some significant information from John Durham’s investigation into the provenance and conduct of the Russia probe by end of summer.

The implication was that some people were going to be in legal jeopardy. Barr didn’t name them but we can imagine Messrs. Brennan, Comey, Clapper, Strzok, McCabe and so on could be among them.

It’s also noteworthy how these same individuals have suddenly been less in the public eye, not appearing ad nauseam on MSNBC and CNN and sparing us their tweets (mostly), perhaps on advice of counsel.

All to the good. May justice finally be served.

But Barr’s second major point raised some eyebrows in conservative and libertarian circles. He averred that former president Barack Obama and former vice president Joe Biden were not under investigation.

One can imagine his reasons. The attorney general has long said he wants to take the politics out of justice and he could fear, with some justification, that indicting (or doing something similar to) Obama and/or Biden would divide a country already riven as never since the Civil War.

Of course that didn’t stop the other side that investigated, and continues to investigate, President Trump until the proverbial cows come home, but, as Gandhi famously told us, an eye for an eye has got to stop somewhere.

Nevertheless, something is wrong here, increasingly wrong as we were reminded just the other day by the release of yet another heretofore “lost” (or was it missing?) page of notes—riddled with redactions, needless to say—from the Department of Justice, this one the scribblings of disgraced FBI Lothario Peter Strzok himself.

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North Carolina law modified to allow carrying a handgun while wearing a mask

Under normal circumstances, it is against the law to carry a gun while wearing a mask. However, that law is being suspended until February 2021.

The Nash County sheriff’s office has been getting many calls lately from people wondering what the rules are.

According to the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office, if you have a valid concealed carry handgun permit, it is legal to carry a concealed handgun while wearing a mask, so long as you’re wearing the mask to protect yourself or others from COVID-19.

The Nash County Sheriff’s Office announced on social media that it will not be enforcing face coverings.

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Barr: DOJ Has 500 Investigations Into Rioters and Destruction of Statues

Attorney General William Barr said the Justice Department had “scores of indictments” filed against people who committed violence during a wave of protests across the country.

During Thursday’s episode of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s podcast, Verdict, which is co-hosted by conservative commentator Michael Knowles, Barr said his agency was using 35 joint terrorist task forces across the country to investigate criminal activity, which has taken place since the Memorial Day death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man.

“When the real violence started around May 25, 26, and so forth, we started using our joint terrorist task forces around the country. And there are 35 of them around the country,” Barr said.

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US Marshals told to ‘immediately prepare’ to defend national monuments

U.S. Marshals have been told they should gear up to defend national monuments across the country, after several of the structures were toppled or vandalized during recent protests, a report said on Wednesday.

The service “has been asked to immediately prepare to provide federal law enforcement support to protect national monuments,” Marshals Assistant Director Andrew C. Smith wrote in an email obtained by The Washington Post.

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Wisconsin governor activates National Guard after violence

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin’s governor activated the National Guard on Wednesday to protect state properties after a night of violence that included the toppling of two statues outside the state Capitol, one of which commemorated an abolitionist Civil War hero.

Protesters also attacked a state senator, threw a Molotov cocktail into a government building and attempted to break into the Capitol Tuesday night, only to be repelled by pepper spray from police stationed inside. The violence broke out as a group of 200 to 300 people protested the arrest of a Black man who shouted at restaurant customers through a megaphone while carrying a baseball bat.

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Murder Rates Skyrocket as Police Are Pulled Back; the Numbers Are Stunning

Murder rates are skyrocketing across major U.S. cities as protests, statue destruction, and chaos continue. In the almost universally Democrat cities, we are seeing Ferguson/Baltimore in full effect, with police pulling back from fear of reprisal or being kneecapped by politicians. In many cases, the mayors of these cities are disassembling effective policing units, such as the undercover anti-crime units in New York City. Continue reading “”