11 thoughts on “News/Politics 9-3-20

  1. Since the locals won’t do their job, they’re bringing in someone who will. Now the rioters can be charged with federal crimes where they won’t escape prosecution because of Dem prosecutors who enable criminals.

    https://www.koin.com/news/protests/oregon-state-police-troopers-federally-deputized-amid-renewed-portland-protest-response/

    “Deputized troopers may snarl MultCo’s protest prosecution plans

    Move seemingly overrides MultCo DA’s limited prosecution approach”

    “More and more questions have accumulated following the announcement that Oregon State Police troopers had been deputized by U.S. Marshals.

    The move, which was made in response to the growing unrest in Portland, means a deputized OSP trooper can arrest someone for a federal crime and turn the case over to a federal prosecutor instead of a state prosecutor.

    Doing so would essentially override Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Shmidt’s policy of limited prosecution for certain charges related to the ongoing protests. Last month, Schmidt’s office announced charges such as Interfering with a Police Officer or Criminal Trespass would not be prosecuted and people arrested for those crimes would be quickly released.

    Lewis & Clark Law Professor Tung Yin said the workaround could spell more federal crimes coming out of the protests.

    “Even if DA Mike Schmidt is taking a hands off approach of, ‘Well, I’m not going to prosecute that case,’ that person, theoretically, could face federal charges,” said Yin.

    There are some cases of overlap between state and federal charges, however, OSP troopers cannot suddenly turn a state charge into a federal offense.”

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  2. Prison will be such fun for him. And note he was already released once by incompetent prosecutors who won’t do their job.

    https://hotair.com/archives/ed-morrissey/2020/09/02/fetal-potentially-fatal-sad-case-crying-commander-red-antifa/

    “It’s not the risible pathos that makes the story of Matthew “Commander Red” Banta notable. It’s the fact that the Antifa domestic terrorist had to get arrested twice that should raise questions, even with the superficially humorous anecdote of how Banta reacted to it. Police in Green Bay, Wisconsin reported over the weekend that they had caught “Commander Red” with a flamethrower and smoke grenades on his way to a protest, but that he curled up into the fetal position and began crying when detained:

    A Neenah man had a flamethrower, smoke grenades and fireworks during a demonstration in Green Bay Saturday night, according to police and prosecutors.

    Matthew Banta, 23, is charged with obstructing an officer and two counts of felony bail jumping. …

    Green Bay police say they were called for “a whole bunch of white people with sticks, baseball bats and helmets headed… towards the police” on Walnut St. near Webster Ave.

    “I don’t know who comes to a protest with a baseball bat for anything other than criminal or illegal activity,” said Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith.

    A responding officer says he saw four individuals walking towards a protest with baseball bats. One man was wearing a metal helmet with goggles and military-style gear with multiple pouches, and was carrying an Antifa flag. When the officer pulled his squad car in front of the group, they ran away. The officer caught Banta, who was carrying the flag, and says Banta “dropped into the fetal position and began crying.” He accused the officer of lying on him; the officer replied nobody was on him.

    Keep in mind that this is a tactical and strategic response for Antifa members. When approached by superior police force, they attempt to make themselves look like victims of police abuse, or at least nothing more than innocent demonstrators. It might be amusing to watch and to read about later — heck, it is amusing to read that Commander Red cried like an infant — but people should understand it as a tactic.

    What is much less amusing, and perhaps even enraging, is that Banta was out on the street at all this past weekend. Just a few weeks earlier, Banta had been charged with pointing a loaded rifle at a police officer, biting and kicking a police officer, and using a dangerous weapon to resist arrest. Not only was the rifle loaded and a bullet chambered in it, Banta was carrying 117 rounds of ammunition at the time to the demonstration. That’s not the kind of weapon nor the ammo load for self-defense, but it does fit an intent to commit an offensive operation.

    So why was Banta out on the street again? He only got assessed $10,000 for bail in the first incident despite his multiple charges, and was admonished not to carry dangerous weapons as a condition of his release. Not only did Banta participate in more Antifa actions, he specifically violated that bail arrangement. What did the arraigning judge do in this second instance? He set Banta’s bail at a whopping $2500, a quarter of the bail in the earlier case, even though Banta deliberately violated those conditions. Are they waiting until Banta actually kills someone before addressing the fact that that’s his clear goal?”

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  3. Dems catch and release tactics have cost even more lives.

    https://www.koin.com/news/crime/records-suspect-arrested-at-protest-one-week-before-deadly-stabbing/

    “Records: Suspect arrested at protest one week before deadly stabbing

    Phillip Lawrence Nelson faces two murder charges”

    “A man accused of stabbing two people to death in Northeast Portland in June was arrested at a protest in downtown Portland just one week prior, KOIN 6 News has learned.

    Cassy Leaton, 22, and Najaf “Nate” Hobbs, 39, were stabbed on June 16 near Northeast Davis Street. Police arrested Phillip Lawrence Nelson, 39, two days later. He faces two murder charges and is being held without bail.

    Just days before he allegedly killed Leaton and Hobbs, though, Nelson was taken into custody at a protest in downtown Portland. Court records show he was arrested on charges of interfering with a peace officer. Those charges were dismissed the next day.”

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    If they’d have left this homeless protester locked up like they should have, the victims would still be alive.

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  4. Slime ball Cuomo is threatening the president.

    https://hotair.com/archives/jazz-shaw/2020/09/03/new-york-governor-threatens-presidents-life/

    “You may have already heard the latest hot rumor suggesting that the President is looking into cutting off funding to various “anarchist” cities that are moving to defund or otherwise dismantle their police forces. New York City obviously made that list since they’ve already slashed a billion dollars from the NYPD budget, abolished their plain-clothes crime unit and taken other steps to weaken the cops.

    As it turns out, that didn’t sit very well with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (the more successful brother of “Fredo”). The news hadn’t been out for more than a couple of hours yesterday before Cuomo called an emergency press conference. In it, he lambasted the President over a variety of policy issues while slipping in attacks of a personal nature on both Donald Trump and his family. He calls the President “a clown” at one point while insisting that the Pandemic’s severe impact on New York City was somehow Trump’s fault. (Ironic, coming from the guy whose disastrous nursing home policy probably killed more people than were murdered on the streets of New York in the past decade.)

    But it was allegedly toward the end of his statement where he got himself in some potential trouble. According to the New York Post, Cuomo put forth a series of statements suggesting that Donald Trump would not be physically safe if he showed back up in his old stomping grounds, suggesting that he “better have an army” if he wants to walk the streets of Gotham and that he doesn’t have enough security to do so safely.

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday all but threatened President Trump’s safety if he returns to New York City in a rant responding to an exclusive story by The Post that Trump is looking to pull federal funds from “lawless” cities including New York.

    Cuomo called an emergency press briefing within a half hour on Wednesday night to tear into Trump for the order, which cites New York’s rising murder rate and defunding of the NYPD.

    “He better have an army if he thinks he’s gonna walk down the street in New York. New Yorkers don’t want to have anything to do with him,” the Democrat said, all but threatening the commander in chief.

    The followup line from Cuomo was, “He can’t have enough bodyguards to walk through New York City, people don’t want to have anything to do with him.”

    I don’t know if somebody grabbed the Governor’s elbow to reel him back in after those threatening remarks (the announcement was made over the phone, not on camera) or if he realized he had just put his foot in his mouth in a potentially illegal fashion. Either way, Cuomo finished up that portion of the call by attempting to do a little damage control. It didn’t work out very well.

    “My comment about the president and bodyguards in New York City, all I’m saying is that he is persona non grata in New York City. And I think he knows that. And he’ll never come back to New York, because New Yorkers will never forget how gratuitously mean he has been to New Yorkers and how many times he’s tried to kill the city that gave him his start and birthed him. That’s what I meant about the bodyguards.”

    Yeah, Governor Cuomo, I’m not sure that makes things much better. Any time you’re talking about a need for more bodyguards or “an army,” you’re suggesting a physical threat that would require mitigation to keep the person safe. And when you’re talking about the President of the United States, that’s a special class of speech that’s not quite as free as the rest of the things you might say. In fact, we have a federal law specifically prohibiting threats against the President or anyone in the line of succession.”

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  5. What could possibly go wrong?

    https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-09-01/fbi-investigating-man-flying-jet-pack-near-lax-jets

    “Alarmed pilot tells LAX tower: ‘We just passed a guy in a jet pack’; FBI now investigating”

    “The FBI has launched an investigation after an American Airlines pilot said he saw what appeared to be a man flying with a jet pack Sunday night near Los Angeles International Airport.

    “Tower, American 1997. We just passed a guy in a jet pack,” the first American Airlines pilot states in a call to the control tower.

    “American 1997, OK, thank you. Were they off to your left or right side?” the tower operator answers.

    “Off the left side, maybe 300 yards or so, about our altitude,” the pilot responds.

    “We just saw the guy pass us by in the jet pack,” a second pilot from Jet Blue Airways then tells the tower, which warned another pilot about the sighting.

    “Only in L.A.,” the air traffic controller says at one point.”

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  6. One of the first victims of the Russia hoax has a new book out. It’s disgusting what our govt did to these people in order to try and overthrow a duly elected president.

    “Abuse and Power: How an Innocent American Was Framed by an Attempted Coup Against the President”

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/09/02/excerpt_from_carter_pages_abuse_and_power.html

    “The morning after I mockingly wore a big red bucket hat for my visit to the Senate Intelligence Committee clown show, I wore somewhat more subdued attire for my appearance before the grand jury assembled by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. I had good reason to believe that the

    U.S. Department of Justice’s Special Counsel Office (SCO) operated with the same bag of politically-minded tricks that Senators Mark Warner, Richard Burr, and their “Security Director” James Wolfe had recently relied on. There was one key difference: Mueller’s SCO, without question, had infinitely more prosecutorial power than those lollygaggers in Congress. Perhaps realizing that they still had nothing on me, my FBI handler chose to make my red bucket hat a topic of conversation when we met. The agent brought it up that morning as I prepared for my short ride in the Bureau’s unmarked squad car into the E. Barrett Prettyman FISA Courthouse on Friday, November 17, 2017.

    I had last seen this agent over seven months earlier, throughout March in New York City. It had the awkward feel of a mutually uncomfortable reunion. The complete mockery of the entire situation turned out to be a perfectly apt start to the day. My final illegitimate FISA affidavit had been approved by another broken-down legal forum in that very same building less than five months prior, a result of the outrageously false court filing of June 2017 by Mueller’s appointer Rod Rosenstein and his colleagues.

    This investigation targeted not just myself, but the entire Trump movement and indeed the president of the United States, Donald J. Trump, all of whom had been swept up in this outlandish fictional drama concocted by the Democrats. It was still tearing America’s legal system asunder. But the month and a half that led up to my one grand jury appearance followed an old, familiar pattern: the more preposterous the partisan operatives could make these prolonged experiences, the better they seemed to feel about themselves. After months of getting slammed, often on national television, I waited to be submerged in the darkness of the underground tunnel to the courthouse on C Street Northwest. I was about to receive a thorough dunking in the filthy murk of the Swamp.

    I had growing reasons to be skeptical of this special counsel grand jury process. A month earlier in October 2017, I had received a surprise call from my accountant. As the national news surrounding privacy invasions grew more preposterous, an FBI agent had barged into the office of my accounting firm demanding my personal financial information. After everything I had been through during the past year, nothing really surprised me anymore. I had developed a thick skin throughout my many years of service, so on a personal level it didn’t bother me too much. What annoyed me was when other innocent people, like my accountant, were pulled into the Witch Hunt dragnet.

    It had already been a long time since the Democrats had succeeded in turning me into a social pariah and an infamous public figure, beginning with the strategic leaks that created the first, false news reports about the DNC Dossier in September 2016. After a year of continued defamation, any return to normalcy remained effectively on hold. I tried in fits and starts to reestablish some sort of routine in my life. Every time I did, acts like this unnecessary, even thuggish, harassment of my accountant certainly didn’t help give my friends and associates the sense that I could still be considered a functioning member of society. The FBI could barge into the office of anyone I knew without any semblance of legitimately justified due cause.

    I remained a pariah.

    The same week as the FBI’s visit to my accountant, I received a few subpoenas to testify before the grand jury in November 2017. In total, the Mueller Witch Hunt would tally over 2,800 subpoenas, or an average of at least four per day. Like ballplayers trying to jack up their statistics, this waste of taxpayer dollars often served as little more than an ego boost for the bureaucratic harassment squad.

    Earlier that year, I had spent many hours with my lawyer Tom Buchanan at Winston & Strawn. After looking at most aspects of my life, both before and during my limited volunteer work with the Trump campaign in 2016, it became clear to him, as it would to any reasonable individual, that I had never done anything even remotely wrong, unethical, illegal, or otherwise questionable in Russia.”

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  7. Who’s ready for some post election vote rigging mischief?

    Dems are.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/09/the-red-mirage-theory-provides-the-justification-for-democrat-mischief-post-election-day/

    ““The Red Mirage” theory provides the justification for Democrat mischief post Election Day

    The Red Mirage theory, that Trump will have a significant lead on Election Night, but will lose when mail-in ballots are counted, is the excuse for Democrats to spend weeks trying to count ballots in Democrat areas that arrive late or that don’t comply with the rules, and to disqualify valid ballots in Republican areas.”

    “Last month I warned about post-Election Day chaos and civil unrest if the election is close, If the November election is close, expect bad things due to a surge of mail-in ballots.

    That likelihood was a combination of the surge of mail-in ballots mostly from Biden supporters, normal delays in delivery of mail-in ballots (having nothing to do with the insane conspiracy theories leveled against Trump), and the high percentage of mail-in ballots that have been disqualified as non-compliant in Democrat primaries so far this year.

    Combine a surprise Trump win though Biden was ahead in the polls, mail delays, election board incompetence, and massive disqualification of (mostly Biden) ballots, and you have the recipe for an eruption.

    Hell, Democrats rioted at the 2017 Inauguration even though Trump won fair and square. Expect rioting, looting, arson, and violence that will dwarf what has happened so far post-George Floyd killing.

    A court fight may suit Democrats just fine, it may even be part of the plan….

    What if Trump loses in the midst of such a mess? Will the 82nd Airborne need to remove him from the White House? Will Trump supporters loot Target and attack courthouses. Doubtful, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be civil disruption.

    Unless one candidate wins by a margin outside of delayed and disqualified ballots, there are going to be problems. Big league.

    Writing about this likelihood is becoming more frequent as the polls tighten. Axio had an article today that is generating a lot of attention, Exclusive: Dem group warns of apparent Trump Election Day landslide:”

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  8. The farce continues.

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  9. Figures Joe would bash the victim here. His base did this, and he knows it.

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  10. Another Dem woman assaulting a child.

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  11. How nice. California just made things easier for gay pedophiles.

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