No justice for Justine Damond

Justine Ruszczyk Damond was gunned down in her pyjamas after calling police to report a possible sexual assault behind her home in 2017. The responding officer shot the unarmed Australian woman when he arrived at the scene.

Police officer Mohamed Noor of the Minneapolis Police was later charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. He was sentenced to 12 and half years for the murder charge.

The Minnesota supreme court has thrown out the murder charge, sending the case back into the district court to decide on a criminal penalty for the manslaughter charge. Manslaughter carries a significantly shorter sentence which could see Mohamed Noor walk free by the end of 2021.

 

“We are again heartbroken, because we agreed with the trial court, lower appellate court, and, most importantly, the jury of Minnesota residents who believed it does,” read a statement, released by Damond’s family.

 

They insisted that Noor’s action of killing Justine Damond was ‘just as reprehensible today as when he killed her in 2017’.

Many have contrasted this situation to the media circus surrounding the George Floyd case.

George Floyd died in police custody during his arrest, triggering Black Lives Matter riots around the world. Buildings were looted, statues destroyed, and public facilities such as churches and council chambers set on fire. In some cases, entire city blocks ended up looking like a war zone, with innocent people and businesses attacked by protesters in broad daylight.

Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of third-degree murder and second-degree murder in 2020.

The vast majority of those protesting against police brutality shortly after Justine Damond was murdered did not know her name.

Rebel News reporter Avi Yemini attended a Black Lives Matter protest in Melbourne to see what their opinion was of an Australian woman being gunned down by police.

In one case, we have an unarmed woman shot by a police officer that she called for assistance. On the other, a convicted criminal who got behind the wheel of a car after ingesting a lethal dose of Fentanyl who then died while police attempted to arrest him.

There were no marches for Justine Damond – no outrage at police brutality or demands to ‘defund the police’. Nor were there any accusations of racism levelled at Noor over the killing.

With America in a hyper-racialised state claiming that Floyd’s death was allegedly the result of racism, how can it be ignored that a white woman was shot by a POC resulting in a deafening silence from Black Lives Matter and the #Metoo movement?

The parallel cases highlight the disparity within the media rhetoric – not to mention the danger of social justice mobs tilting the balance away from traditional systems of justice by politicising criminal cases.

In extraordinary scenes, Black Lives Matter protesters gathered outside the Minneapolis courthouse in 2017 to claim that he was originally convicted of murdering Justine Damond because ‘of the colour of his skin’.





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New Anthology Series Bashes ‘Social Justice System:’ ‘F*** This Woke Bullsh**!’

A rare television show premiered this week that dared to use the phrase “woke bullshit” when portraying the current cultural moment.

On Thursday, September 16, FX on Hulu premiered the new anthology series The Premise created by B.J. Novak of The Office fame. The series refuses to be pigeon-holed into easily definable categories, sometimes promoting the leftist line and other times skewering it.

The first episode, “Social Justice Sex Tape,” does rely on the offensive anti-police narrative that is now a standard part of BLM-era scripts, but it also satirizes the cruelty and hypocrisy of contemporary social justice. 

In the comedic, over-the-top episode, an innocent black man named Darren (Jermaine Fowler) is wrongfully accused of assaulting a police officer. The twist is that a twenty-something woke white man, Ethan Streiber (Ben Platt), has a homemade sex tape with his ex-girlfriend that can prove the officer lied. Through the window in the background of his tape, it shows that the police officer tripped and injured himself while the black man’s hands were up. 

Streiber, who majored in creative writing at Middlebury College, likes to talk about how he is an ally to black people. “Look I protest, I donate, I march regularly. I really do believe in my bones that black lives matter,” he tells the black female attorneys representing Darren.

Streiber is also a beta-like buffoon whose ex-girlfriends resent him for being selfish and comically clueless in the bedroom, as shown on the tape. The particular ex-girlfriend in the voluntary sex tape uses her time on the stand during the defendant’s trial to attack “how our society gaslights insecure young women that they should be with white men who have nothing to offer them but unearned status, privilege and arrogance.”

The prosecution, after looking through his 10,000 tweets, points out that Streiber behaves like a hypocritical fraud on social media: “This one calls for abolishing the police. This one calls for more law enforcement at a Tame Impala show. ‘Never trust the government.’ ‘Never trust the pharmaceutical industry’ and then ‘The government is doing an amazing job rolling out the vaccine. You’re an idiot if you don’t get it.'”

The defense counsel illegally leaks the sex tape to the media to gain national attention for the case, publicly humiliating Streiber far outside the courtroom. In a final courtroom moment, Streiber expresses frustration at his inability to satisfy the woke gods and how eager everyone is to score points by destroying his life, including his supposed allies.

Streiber: You know what? All I wanted to do is help, okay? And everybody is just – everybody is just making it impossible. Okay. Everybody is dragging me for not being a perfect person. I’ve really done everything I can think of to do. Okay. I posted that black square, I deleted that black square, I reposted the black square, and then I redeleted the black square. And literally nothing is ever enough. Okay. And everyone on all sides is just destroying me to show how good they are. Well, how am I supposed to get a job after this? Hm? You ever thought of that? How am I ever going to get a date after this? Do you realize how deeply fucked up this is for me. 

Judge: Language.

Streiber: No, no, no, no. This system is fucked up. Okay. You know what, actually, actually, both systems are fucked up. The justice system wants to fuck people like Darren and the social justice system wants to fuck people like me. And I’m not perfect. Did I ever say that I was perfect? I am so deeply fucked up in a myriad of fucked up ways just like everybody fucking in this room is, right. But I try so hard. I really try all the time to do the right thing, but it seems like the harder I try the more I just get incessantly shit on. So forget it. Okay. I quit, it’s all over, fuck this court, fuck this system and fuck this woke bullshit!

After his exoneration, Darren thanks everybody but Streiber for helping him to gain his freedom. Instead, he takes time in his thank you speech to make fun of Streiber’s clownish sexual performance on the tape. 

“You said I’d be a hero for this,” Streiber tells the defense lawyer. “I didn’t say you’d look like one,” she replies. His life is ruined, but the national destruction of his reputation is irrelevant to those around him. He is disposable. He spent much of his young life feeding the woke crocodile that says he is worthless as a white “privileged” male. As the episode closes, the crocodile has eaten him and spit him out. 



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Liberal groups prod Dems to raise taxes to pay for racial justice agenda

The NAACP and 27 other liberal groups on Thursday warned Democratic leaders not to back off of plans for higher taxes because higher taxes would improve racial justice.

The groups, which included the Movement for Black Lives and the National Immigration Law Center, made their case for large tax hikes on corporations and the wealthy in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic chairmen of the House and Senate‘s tax committees.

“We write to make clear how important it is to communities of color that Congress enact a robust budget reconciliation package of at least $3.5 trillion in investments in our communities funded through fairer taxes on the rich and corporations,” they wrote. “This legislation would advance racial equity by narrowing racial income and wealth gaps, as well as by funding these long-overdue investments.”

Other signatories to the letter included civil rights groups such as National African American Clergy Network and Rainbow PUSH Coalition and labor unions such as Service Employees International Union and National Education Association.

Democrats are struggling to find a consensus within their ranks as they assemble President Biden’s $3.5 trillion package and anti-poverty and climate change programs, with moderates balking at its size and scope.

The liberal groups said backing down to appease moderates would mean having to cut back on parts of the spending package important to minorities.

“President Biden’s tax reforms will increase racial equity in the tax code and raise the revenues we need to support an equitable recovery,” the groups wrote.” But if those reforms are weakened, the tradeoffs are stark: every dollar not raised from a billionaire means a dollar less for child care or the Child Tax Credit; every dollar not raised from a multinational corporation is a dollar not available for paid family and medical leave or affordable health care; every dollar not raised by cracking down on rich tax cheats is a dollar not available for affordable housing or combatting climate change.”

To pay for the liberal spending spree, Mr. Biden proposed an array of tax increases, including raising the corporate tax rate. Republicans warn it will fuel more inflation and lead to job losses.

Mr. Schumer, New York Democrat, facing opposition from moderate Democrats such as Sens. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Jon Tester of Montana. They have said they will not support raising taxes to anywhere near the level that Mr. Biden wants.

With Republicans united in opposition to the bill, Mr. Biden needs all 50 Senate Democrats and near unanimity among House Democrats to pass it. At this point, Mr. Biden will likely have to scale back the size of the proposal.

Underscoring the political tightrope the Democratic leaders face, the far left in the House has said they would not support a separate $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill until Congress passes the $3.5 trillion package.

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‘Justice for J6’ rally puts spotlight on evidence of political motives behind Jan. 6 prosecutions

Are the January 6 Capitol riot defendants “political prisoners”?

Some conservative activists and Republicans have used the terminology, including Matt Braynard, organizer of the Sept. 18 “Justice for J6″ rally at the foot of the Capitol. 

The former Trump campaign strategist made the accusation in a complaint against the U.S. with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and said he met with “one of the commissioners” to discuss the complaint.

Mainstream media reacted with scorn. The Associated Press calls the terminology “a stunning effort to revise the narrative of that deadly day,” leaving out that the Capitol Police killed an unarmed protester — the only fatality from a weapon of any kind. 

The Poynter Institute’s PolitiFact rated the language “mostly false,” citing an absence of evidence that defendants “are being prosecuted for those beliefs.” It convinced Facebook-owned Instagram to remove a post making the claim.

But a review of the January 6 defendants’ treatment by the criminal justice system raises questions about how political beliefs may have factored into their prosecutions and incarceration, particularly in comparison to last summer’s racial riots driven by progressive outrage about George Floyd’s death.

Not only are January 6 defendants generally enduring longer periods behind bars for lesser charges than racial rioters, but some of their lawyers seem to believe judges will treat them more favorably if they publicly recant their political beliefs.

A new RealClearInvestigations database contrasts the January 6 prosecutions, in which “dozens” of defendants have been held in pretrial detention for months, with those of Floyd rioters (“several” long detentions) and long-forgotten rioters at President Trump’s inauguration (none). 

“The summer 2020 riots resulted in some 15 times more injured police officers, 30 times as many arrests, and estimated damages in dollar terms up to 1,300 times more costly than those of the Capitol riot,” not to mention “more sophisticated and dangerous tactics,” the database’s introduction reads. 

Yet across 2,000 police officers assaulted or injured and 16,000 arrests, only 44 federal assault charges were filed against racial rioters, a quarter of the total for January 6 defendants. The former had more weapons charges, though.

At least 90% of citations or charges were “dropped, dismissed or otherwise not filed” in most of the dozen major jurisdictions prosecuting racial rioters, while D.C. prosecutors dropped most felony rioting charges. They’re on track to dismiss charges in most cases from riot-friendly Portland, Ore.

At least 50 January 6 defendants have been transferred to D.C. jail from their home states, with “[m]any held without bail on misdemeanor charges in separate D.C. lockup designated for Capitol rioters,” according to the database. 

Lawyers Marty Tankleff and Steven Metcalf, who together represent several defendants, have told Just the News they believe the D.C. transfers have no merit because virtual court hearings were the default under COVID-19 rules until recently.

“It was a well-thought out strategic plan” to get rioters to D.C. and put in the same space, where they can be “mic’d in a cage,” Metcalf said.

The functional absence of attorney-client privilege in D.C. jail facilities is cited in their July 9 bail application for alleged Proud Boy Dominic Pezzola, along with allegations about withheld evidence, “nearly nonexistent” access to showers, and a two-week stint in “the hole” after a broadcast interview with his wife.

An observant Jewish client, Edward Jacob Lang, claims guards disparaged him as a “false prophet” as he prayed for other inmates. His Sept. 3 bail application covers much of the same ground, including the frequency of release on bail for worse charges.

Lang has spent more than three months total in solitary confinement, including two straight months in the hole “without a single disciplinary ticket,” it says. Guards maced him less than a day after he rejoined the “Patriot Unit,” while he held “a bible in one hand and family photos in the other.”

The application cites an affidavit by another protester, Philip Anderson, who claims Lang saved him from being “killed by the police” at the Capitol as they were beating Trump supporters. “What we have been seeing in the press is not the whole truth,” it says, citing selectively released “snippets of video and snapshots.”

Anderson has said he was holding hands with protester Rosanne Boyland as she died, and blames Capitol Police for her death, which was officially attributed to “acute amphetamine intoxication.”

Widely reported in the media as an “insurrection,” the Capitol riot is not drawing comparable charges, again raising the question of why so many defendants stand to remain in jail until their trials next year.

Civil libertarian Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who helped Edward Snowden reveal National Security Agency surveillance operations, noted none of the defendants had been charged with sedition or treason six months later.

It’s a “perfect symmetry” with the number charged with colluding with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election, Greenwald tweeted. “If you actually believe that what happened on January 6 was an Insurrection (lol), shouldn’t you be enraged at the Biden DOJ for this?”

The “political prisoners” argument is not popular in elite party circles, largely relegated to less influential lawmakers on the right flank.

It’s not clear whether those best situated geographically to advocate for the January 6 defendants — the D.C. Republican and Libertarian parties — have done anything to raise awareness of how they are being treated in D.C. jail. Neither responded to queries.

The Virginia GOP didn’t respond either, though Virginia Rep. Bob Good was part of the House Republican contingent that unsuccessfully pressed the Justice Department for information about the conditions of the incarcerated defendants.

None in that group — Florida’s Matt Gaetz, Georgia’s Marjorie Taylor Greene, Texas’s Louie Gohmert, Arizona’s Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs, and Virginia’s Good — has confirmed they’re attending Saturday’s rally, according to The New York Times.





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Trump says those detained for Jan. 6 ‘persecuted so unfairly,’ but ‘justice will prevail’

Former President Donald Trump on Thursday released a cryptic statement about those who protested at the Capitol on Jan. 6, saying they have been “persecuted so unfairly.”

His statement comes two days before a rally on Capitol Hill to draw attention to the hundreds of people arrested in connection with the riot, including some still behind bars without bail for what prosecutors say are some of the most violent of the alleged crimes. 

Trump in the statement also returned to his long-standing argument that he lost his 2020 reelection bid as a result of voting irregularities and fraud.

The January riot was preceded by a rally near the White House over concerns the election results showing Democrat Joe Biden the winner of the presidential race were illegitimate.

“Our hearts and minds are with the people being persecuted so unfairly relating to the January 6th protest concerning the Rigged Presidential Election,” Trump said in the statement. “In addition to everything else, it has proven conclusively that we are a two-tiered system of justice. In the end, however, JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL!”

Whether he intended to say “prosecuted,” instead of “persecuted” and whether he released the statement ahead of the “Justice for J6” rally set for Saturday is unclear.

Also unclear is whether Trump in writing about a “two-tiered system of justice” was referring to new data comparing police assaults, arrests and charges in the summer 2020 social justice protest to those in the Jan. 6 riot.



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‘Justice for J6’ rally scares Washington, but organizers call it a civil rights action

The organizers of the “Justice for J6” rally scheduled for Saturday at the U.S. Capitol say they are spotlighting the “immoral” treatment of people charged in connection with the Jan. 6 riot.

The rally is expected to bring about 600 people to Capitol Hill amid fresh allegations that accused rioters suffer harsh treatment in jails and are being denied due process in the legal system.

“Our motivation is to raise the profile of our fellow Americans who are having their civil rights abused, being denied their constitutional rights, and are being treated as political prisoners,” said Matt Braynard, the main organizer behind the rally.

Mr. Braynard, who is also a former Trump campaign operative and the executive director of the nonprofit Look Ahead America, echoes the concerns of a handful of House lawmakers who have alleged that jailed rioters are being treated unfairly due to their support for former President Donald Trump.

A Rasmussen Reports poll found that almost half of U.S. voters align with that view, with 49% of likely voters agreeing that protesters arrested in connection to Jan. 6 are “political prisoners.”

Among those polled, 30% strongly agreed with that idea, while 42% disagreed and 33% strongly disagreed, according to the poll that was released Tuesday.

The poll had a margin of error of +/- 3%.

Washington officials are treating the rally as a threat.

A fence around the U.S. Capitol is set to go up ahead of the rally, a feature that was erected after the Jan. 6 riot and taken down in July.

The U.S. Capitol Police said they asked the Department of Defense for the ability to receive National Guard support should the need arise on Saturday.

District Police are preparing to have an “increased presence” around the city and say they “will be fully prepared” for the rally.

Many Republicans have distanced themselves from the upcoming rally, including lawmakers who have advocated on behalf of imprisoned rioters.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, California Republican, said he didn’t expect any of his members to attend the rally.

Mr. Braynard said the lack of support makes the elected leaders look out of touch with the political reality in the country.

“Half of America is on our side of the issue,” Mr. Braynard said. “I’ve also seen internal polling that shows that among GOP voters, they’re completely in line with the Justice for J6 movement.”

A couple of Republican candidates seeking office plan to join the rally.

Mike Collins, a candidate for Georgia’s 10th district, is scheduled to speak at the rally. He said he wanted to advocate for people’s constitutional rights that he thinks are being violated.

“People need their day in court,” Mr. Collins said. “Whatever they’ve done or been accused of doing, I’m not part of that. But I am saying they need their constitutional rights upheld.”

The Jan. 6 riot resulted in the deaths of four pro-Trump demonstrators. A Capitol Police officer also died of a stroke, which a medical examiner later ruled was death by natural causes.

Two other Capitol Police officers died by suicide in the days following the riot.

More than 500 people have been arrested and charged in connection to the storming of the Capitol, many of whom have been released as they await trial.

Some of those who are behind bars have alleged being subject to excessively harsh treatment, including abuse and unjustified solitary confinement.

Albert Watkins is a St. Louis-based lawyer representing four defendants from the riot, including “QAnon Shaman” Jacob Chansley. He said the Justice Department rushed into the prosecutions before a full investigation was complete. He also accused the government of cherry-picking evidence.

The lawyer also said Mr. Chansley’s mental health vulnerabilities were not taken into full consideration, adding that his client is currently spending up to 23 hours a day in solitary confinement.

He said the treatment of his client approaches that of a political prisoner, but he blamed it on Mr. Chansley becoming the face of the Jan. 6 riot with his red, white, and blue face paint and a fur hat.

“I don’t blame it on his political beliefs. I blame it on the fact that he, for better or for worse, won the best costume contest of the day for Jan. 6,” Mr. Watkins said.

Mr. Chansley, 33, pleaded guilty earlier this month for one count of obstruction of an official proceeding for his role in the riot.

As far as the rally goes, Mr. Watkins said it is justified as long as it’s peaceful and not a repeat of what happened nine months ago.

“I do think it’s noble if it is done in a fashion that is peaceful and constitutes the constitutionally protected right to freedom of speech,” Mr. Watkins said. “If it’s being done to create an epilogue to Jan. 6, that’s not right.”

Other defense attorneys familiar with rioters’ cases said privately that the rally was a bad idea and wouldn’t help the cause of those still behind bars.

The rally is scheduled to begin at noon Saturday on the west side of the Capitol grounds. Another 17 sister rallies are scheduled to take place Saturday outside state legislatures across the country.

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Victims Demand Justice After FBI Ignored Nassar’s Serial Abuse

After the FBI spent months doing nothing to stop serial pedophile Larry Nassar, USA Gymnastics athletes issued scathing rebukes of the bureau’s inaction as they testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday morning.

“I blame Larry Nassar, and I also blame an entire system that enabled and perpetuated his abuse,” said Simone Biles, who was abused for years. “I don’t want another young gymnast, Olympic athlete, or any individual to experience the horror that I and hundreds of others have endured before, during, and continuing to this day in the wake of the Larry Nassar abuse.”

Olympians Biles, McKayla Maroney, Maggie Nichols, and Aly Raisman all testified before the committee to recount their experiences with Nassar, who abused over 300 women during his time as USA Gymnastics’ team doctor. Sens. Richard Durbin and Chuck Grassley demanded a hearing after a July report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz found that the FBI ignored sexual assault allegations against Nassar.

The report, which confirmed that the FBI knew of allegations as early as 2015, condemned the FBI for “[failing] to respond to allegations of sexual abuse of athletes by former USA Gymnastics physician Lawrence Gerard Nassar with the urgency that the allegations required.” In the time it took the FBI to conduct a thorough investigation, Nassar assaulted over 70 young athletes.

FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday that the “kinds of fundamental errors that were made in this case in 2015 and 2016 should have never happened, period,” and issued an apology to the countless women who were subject to Nassar’s abuse. But the four Olympians who accused the federal agency of mass negligence demanded more than an apology.

“All we are asking for is when a child goes to gymnastics or goes to school or does anything that they can be spared abuse,” Raisman said, including that FBI officials “made me feel my abuse didn’t count,” and even tried to “convince me that it wasn’t that bad.”

Raisman added that “all we needed was for one adult to do the right thing.”

Director Wray said he didn’t have a “good explanation” to offer the hundreds of Nassar victims.

Instead of taking the Nassar allegations seriously, the FBI conducted severely limited follow-up on assault claims, didn’t formally document initial investigations into Nassar allegations, and failed to formally file claims made by at least three Olympic gymnasts. In his opening statement, committee Chairman Richard Durbin called the bombed investigation a “stain on the bureau.”

“In the 15 month period that FBI officials shirked their responsibility, Nassar abused at least 70 young athletes. For many of them this was a continuation, but for others they were abused for the first time while the FBI sat on the case,” he said.

Maggie Nichols, who was the subject of Netflix’s “Athlete A” documentary, was the first gymnast to report Nassar’s misconduct. Nichols wasn’t interviewed by federal investigators until a year after her initial report.

“The coverup of my abuse and the FBI’s failure to interview me for more than a year after my complaint are well-documented in the OIG report. After I reported my abuse to USA Gymnastics, my family and I were told by their former president, Steve Penny, to keep quiet and not say anything that could hurt the FBI investigation,” she said. “We now know there was no real FBI investigation occurring. While my complaints languished with the FBI, Larry Nassar continued to abuse women and girls.”

Wednesday’s bipartisan committee blasted the bureau for not protecting Nassar’s victims. In addition to Nassar’s abuse of Olympic gymnasts, other sexual assault allegations came from athletes at children’s gymnastics club Twistars, the Holt athletic building, and Michigan State University — where he preyed upon young, vulnerable, and now traumatized girls.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal reprimanded the FBI in a post-hearing news conference.

“There were 120 young women who laid before Larry Nassar on his examining table and he did with them whatever he wanted because the FBI did nothing,” Blumenthal said. “Let’s be very clear: The FBI’s inaction led to victimization of the most horrific and hideous kind.”

After the hearing, gymnast Kaylee Lorincz said the FBI could have prevented abuse she endured in February 2016 — if the bureau had done its job.

“Had anyone at the FBI done their job, then I would not be here speaking to you today. Accountability will only occur when the FBI agents who did not do their job face criminal charges. My 2016 abuse is on them. It is five years later, five years of asking the same questions. It’s time for these questions to be answered,” she said.





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Fencing Around Capitol Building Returns Ahead of ‘Justice for J6’ Rally

Law enforcement officials are preparing for armed protesters and reconstructing a temporary fence around the U.S. Capitol ahead of a “Justice for J6” rally planned for Saturday, WRC-TV in Washington reported on Tuesday.

The rally is in support of individuals arrested in connection with the Jan. 6 incursion of the Capitol.

Participants in the event Saturday, organized by a group called Look Ahead America, will demand that the Jan. 6 rioters “are treated as least as well as antifa, Black Lives Matter, and Trump inauguration protesters, most of whom saw charges of violence dropped,” the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard reported earlier this month.

A temporary fence is expected to be constructed around the Capitol grounds from Friday until Sunday.

“As we look across social media, there are calls on some of the disparate sites for folks to come armed,” D.C. Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Chris Geldart told WRC-TV.

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“We’ve seen that before on a lot of our other events,” Geldart said. “So, this is reminding folks that come to the District what our laws are here and that, you know, you can’t carry a gun here.”

Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser has not submitted a request for assistance from the National Guard, though the Capitol Police could still make that call, Geldart said.

The Capitol Police also will be allowed to deputize outside law enforcement officers to join them in responding to any incidents if needed.

“The Capitol is actually in discussions with them [the National Guard] in case them for a quick reaction force,” Geldart said.

Is this an overreaction to the upcoming rally?

“But aside from that, they’re getting resources from the region, law enforcement resources from the region, to come in to support.”

Counterprotesters plan to hold a rally in opposition to what they describe as “the Jan. 6 insurrectionists, nazis, and white supremacists as they return to Washington, DC,” according to one Instagram post.

The Justice for J6 rally will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m. Saturday, according to the Look Ahead America website.

In its list of rules for the rally, it says, “Travel in groups. Be respectful to our security team and law enforcement. Do not wear or bring political, candidate, or another organization’s paraphernalia.”

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“Do wear your red, white, and blue and bring your American flag and signs to show your support of the J6 prisoners,” the group says. “If you see anyone causing trouble, start recording them with your cell phone video and signal for help to an LAA Volunteer (in the red LAA T-shirts).”

Look Ahead America also has scheduled similar rallies in 17 states, according to its website.

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Justice Breyer Thinks Supreme Court’s Refusal to Intervene in SB8 Litgation Was “Very Bad” – Reason.com

George Stephanopolous interviewed Justice Stephen Breyer on ABC News’ Good Morning America, and the justice again refused to say when he might retire. Justice Breyer did, however, confirm that he dissented from the Supreme Court’s denial of injunctive relief in Whole Women’s Health v. Jackson because he disagreed with it: “I thought that was a very bad decision and I dissented.

Justice Breyer also commented on the divisions on the Court.

“We don’t trade votes, and members of the court have different judicial philosophies,” Breyer, the court’s most senior liberal justice, told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

“Some emphasize more text. … Some, like me, probably emphasize more purposes. And the great divisions are probably much more along those lines than what we would think of as political lines,” Breyer said. . . .

Breyer explained that “a rule of law means you sometimes follow decisions you don’t like.”

On his potential retirement, Justice Breyer was as noncommittal as ever:

“There are many different considerations,” Breyer said. “I do not intend to die there on the court; I hope not.”

While progressive activists have focused on Justice Breyer, urging him to retire, some are beginning to turn their attention to liberal judges on federal appeals courts who are eligible to take senior status, but have not done so. Efforts to encourage such judges to create vacancies for President Biden to fill are mostly behind-the-scenes for now, but that could well change in the coming months.

UPDATE: In another interview, this one with Stephen Colbert, Justice Breyer addresses the eternal question: Is a hot dog a sandwich?



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