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FLASHBACK: Democrats REJECTED Tim Scott's police reform bill

FLASHBACK: Democrats REJECTED Tim Scott's police reform bill

Establishment media have hurled racism charges against the filibuster, labeled an offensive "relic of Jim Crow," while Senate Democrats used the procedural measure to block Republican Sen. Tim Scott's police reform bill.

The black senator described the blocking of the Justice Act killed by Democrats last year as "pure race politics at its worst." The GOP's political adversaries did not want the Republicans to achieve victory on "another serious issue confronting the minority communities," Scott said to Fox & Friends in June 2020.

Sen. Tim Scott said on Thursday that Congressional Democrats "don't want this president to have a victory on another serious issue confronting the minority communities." Scott said the move to block the GOP's police reform bill represented "pure, pure race politics at its worse." pic.twitter.com/ZFGwx2ffUo

— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) June 25, 2020

 

Vice President Kamala Harris, then-senator of California, denounced the proposal as "not salvageable," arguing that the bill cannot be amended, which now-Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had stressed could be allowed if Democrats were willing to push the package. Scott had suggested incentivizing police departments to ban chokeholds, but not mandating that the practice be abolished.

The bill also would not remove qualified immunity, the doctrine that shields law enforcement officers from personal liability. Harris told The Hill that Scott's bill "doesn't meet the moment," after playing phone tag and trading voicemails.

Amid the riots in Minneapolis that erupted over the weekend, Spectator USA contributor Stephen Miller questioned on Twitter late Monday night into Tuesday morning why the mainstream media has never exposed the liberal hypocrisy.

Hey remember when Tim Scott, a black United States Senator put up a police reform bill, and Democrats, who call the filibuster a relic of Jim Crow, used that to block the bill and our media has never called this out?

Thinking about that a lot tonight for no reason in particular

— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) April 13, 2021

 

The left's recent calls to end the use of the filibuster have heightened since Democrats have taken the majority in Congress, aiming to advance the left-wing party's liberal legislative agenda without much contest.

Critics have linked the filibuster to Jim Crow-era segregation, reframing the move to abolish the 60-vote hurdle as the fight to protect civil rights and follow through on promises elected Democrats made to minority voters who helped pave the way to the White House and control of the Senate.

At the funeral of civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis, former President Barack Obama opened the door to ending the filibuster in July 2020 when he advocated for federal voting rights legislation. "Let's honor him by revitalizing the law that he was willing to die for," Obama said of the "John Lewis Voting Rights Act."

.@barackobama is right: To honor John Lewis, we must keep marching. Automatic voter reg. Equal representation for DC & PR. Return vote to former inmates. End gerrymandering. “And if all this takes eliminating the filibuster, another Jim Crow relic […] that’s what we should do.” pic.twitter.com/8CnXfswKqM

— Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) July 30, 2020

 

"And if all this takes eliminating the filibuster—another Jim Crow relic — in order to secure the God-given rights of every American, then that's what we should do," the 44th president added. Obama's phrase, "Jim Crow relic," has been adopted by social justice activists, leftist journalists, and Democratic officeholders.

At the March 25 press conference, current President Joe Biden agreed when asked by CNN's chief White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins: "Let's figure out how we can get this done and move in the direction of significantly changing the abuse of even the filibuster rule first. It's been abused from the time it came into being—by an extreme way in the last 20 years. Let's deal with the abuse first."

CNN's @kaitlancollins: "President Barack Obama said he believed the filibuster was a relic of the Jim Crow era. Do you agree?

President Biden: "Yes."

Collins: "If not, why not abolish it if it's a relic of the Jim Crow era?"

Biden: *long pause* pic.twitter.com/33V3x1r3nq

— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) March 25, 2021

 

In an interview with Axios, progressive Sen. Elizabeth Warren alleged March 18 that the filibuster has "deep roots in racism" and "should not be permitted to serve that function" or allow the minority to veto. "In a democracy, it's majority rules."

Speaking on the Senate floor, Republican Sen. Ben Sasse pointed out on March 23 that the filibuster is often used to resist the 51-50 vote, "strict majoritarian exercise in power," but now an exclusive "relic of slavery" and "tool of Jim Crow."

"Was the filibuster really a tool of Jim Crow when it was used against Tim Scott last year? ... If somebody wants to come to the floor and repent of their racism for having used the filibuster last year, please do." pic.twitter.com/7fh4nJJEtB

— Declan Garvey (@declanpgarvey) March 23, 2021

 

"But it isn't what was happening, so stop with the nonsense rhetoric that's just for an MSNBC soundbite tonight," Sasse stated at the time, warning that the end of the filibuster would also "be the end of the Senate," an institution that takes time and requires compromise to reach long-term answers to complex issues.

The debate has focused on the utilization of majority power to crush the opposition. The future of the nation's bicameral legislature and the balance of power created by the founding father relies on this partisan discourse.

The filibuster is central to achieving consensus despite political division. Shoving legislation down the throats of the minority by an unheard narrow margin or by one single vote spawns distrust and hostility in Congress and among constituents.


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Facebook oversight board gains authority to censor content

Facebook oversight board gains authority to censor content

Facebook's oversight board is widening their authority over the company's decision making. While the board can only recommend policy decisions, a new change broadens their reach towards that direction.

According to Reuters, users are now able to flag content the platform's usual moderation staff decide to leave up. The outlet says this change came after strong demand from "social media researchers and rights groups" that the board had a duty to address "misinformation" and other "harmful" content allowed to remain.

The board's announcement blog post made it clear that if they do rule in this kind of situation, the person who first flagged someone else's content will have their privacy respected. According to the Facebook company's remarks on this update, people who report content will get an "Oversight Board Reference ID" that they can pass along if they want to bring it to the border’s attention.

Multiple people can report the same piece of content and make their own individualized cases arguing against it being allowed. But if the oversight board does rule on it, everyone will be updated on that situation all at the same time.

Facebook oversight board gains authority to censor content

The original intent of Facebook's oversight board was appealing for the restoration of content taken down by moderators. More than 300,000 user appeals have been flagged for the board’s review. The board so far has ruled on a total of seven.

Their most high-profile ruling yet to come. As the oversight board is anticipated to rule on the suspension of former President Trump that happened in the aftermath of the Capitol riot back in January. On a related note, the board only has nineteen members at the moment. They're searching for a replacement after law professor Pamela Karlan left to join the Biden administration DOJ.

Eventually the board wants to expand to forty people. In the near future, the company said the oversight board will get to review Facebook groups and pages.


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Pico Rivera the latest city to approve vote of no confidence in LA County District Attorney Gascon

Pico Rivera the latest city to approve vote of no confidence in LA County District Attorney Gascon

The city of Pico Rivera approved a vote of no confidence Tuesday night in Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon special directives. This followed a growing list of cities, such as Santa Clarita and Beverly Hills, that previously approved votes of no confidence in Gascon and his policies believing that his reforms are dangerous and put lives at risk. La Mirada is also considering a similar measure.

BREAKING: The city of Pico Rivera just approved a vote of no confidence in L.A. County District Attorney #GeorgeGascon's special directives. The cities of Santa Clarita and Beverly Hills previously approved votes of no confidence in DA Gascon. La Mirada is considering one. @FOXLA

— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) April 14, 2021

 

The City Council considered three policies Gascon enacted after he took office in December, elimination of cash bail for misdemeanors, no prosecutions for misdemeanors and the elimination of sentencing enhancements for prior violations.

The vote of no confidence passed 3-2. The two no votes Monica Sanchez & Gustavo Camacho, said there isn't enough data of the impact of Gascon's policies yet and urged the rest of the council to delay the vote to another day even though the majority of the council felt Gascon’s reforms are dangerous.

Pico Rivera city councilman Andrew Lara, who identifies as a Democrat, said that the vote cannot be painted as the work of "white Republicans" like Santa Clarita or Beverly and that he must put policy before party. Lara told the Pasadena Star News that because of Gascon’s policies "We will see increased crime, increased theft, because a lot of these misdemeanors won’t be prosecuted. We’ll see prostitutes outside of the Knight’s Inn," a motel in Pico Rivera.

Lara is also frustrated about Gascon ending the use of the death penalty, pointing to the gang member who is accused of killing Whittier Officer Keith Boyer in 2017 and prosecutors stating they would not seek the death penalty.

"That’s a big red flag for me," Lara said. "We need to tell our police officers, our law enforcement men and women, that they are highly regarded. If their lives are put in danger, or their lives are taken in the line of duty, that our society will give out the strictest and most severe punishment, which is death." Lara pointed out at the meeting that voters had elected to keep the death penalty.

A representative from Gascon's administration spoke at the city council meeting and said Gascon's policies are meant to "advance public safety, equity, victim's services, and strengthen police accountability."

The LA County Sherriff also addressed the meeting and slammed slammed Gascon's policies and the historic spike in crime many attribute to the policies.

Gascon is also currently facing a well organized recall effort.

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2 Republican AGs Hold Biden Admin to Account for Revoking Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy

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Texas and Missouri sued President Joe Biden’s administration in an effort to reinstate the “remain in Mexico” policy that the president revoked shortly after taking office. The states filed a lawsuit on Tuesday in a federal court in Texas claiming Biden unlawfully halted the so-called Migrant Protection Protocols enacted by the previous administration. Texas Attorney…

 

The post 2 Republican AGs Hold Biden Admin to Account for Revoking Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy appeared first on The Western Journal.


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YoNews Portal / The Coronavirus Vaccine Passport Is Here
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The Coronavirus Vaccine Passport Is Here

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By Matt The small Caribbean island of St. Vincent has been continuously rocked by eruptions and explosions from La Soufrière volcano which began last Friday.... 
 
The Coronavirus Vaccine Passport Is...
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BEST OF THE WEB: The Elites' Plans Are Pure, Unalloyed Evil

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"Hell is empty and all the devils are here." William Shakespeare, The Tempest Mike Yeadon is a soft-spoken microbiologist and a former Vice President of Allergy and Respiratory Research at Pfizer. He spent 32 years working for large pharmaceutical companies and is a leading expert on viral respiratory infections. He is also a man on a mission, and his mission is to inform as many people as possible about the elite powerbrokers that are using the pandemic as a smokescreen to conceal their real objectives. Here's Yeadon in a recent interview: "If you wanted to depopulate a significant portion of the world, and to do it in a way that wouldn't require destruction of the environment with nuclear weapons, or poisoning everyone with anthrax or something, And you wanted plausible deniability, whilst you had a multi-year infectious disease crisis; I don't think you could come up with a better plan of work than what seems to be in from of me. I can't say that's what they're going to do, but...
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Iran starts enriching uranium to 60% purity in response to Israel's alleged attack of Natanz Fuel Enrichment Plant

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Araghchi broke the story as he visited Vienna on Tuesday for nuclear deal talks with P4 + 1 group, which is set to start on Thursday. Addition of centrifuges at Natanz nuclear site. Abbas Araghchi emphasized that another 1,000 centrifuges with 50% more capacity will be added to the existing machines in Natanz, in addition to replacing the damaged machines. In a speech to the Assembly of Experts last year, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, stressed, "The Islamic Republic will not back down from its rational position on the nuclear issue, and according to the interests and needs of the country, it will go as far as 60% enrichment as needed."
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Family believes relative being prematurely pulled off life support to make room for COVID-19 patients

Family believes relative being prematurely pulled off life support to make room for COVID-19 patients

The family of a man on life-support in an Ottawa hospital is claiming that his life is being ended too soon in an attempt to clear space for beds for future COVID-19 patients.

According to CTV News, Souheil Tabbara, 74, was diagnosed with COVID-19 in January and has been on a ventilator since February. His condition quickly declined, and, according to his daughter Nadine, "He cannot move and he cannot speak, but he can make eye contact." Given the fact that Tabbara still has brain function, his family is questioning the hospital's hurry to turn off his life support.

CTV News reported that the Ottawa hospital "declined to comment on the specific case, but said the pandemic has not impacted access to critical care, or palliative care." In a statement, the hospital said that it "supports the work of the Consent and Capacity Board to resolve rare complex situations between patients, their representatives and physicians through a third party.

The Tabbaras are not so sure. They claim that the hospital is "preparing for a surge in numbers" by making room for more intensive care beds.

They also decry the hospital's apparent disregard for Tabbara's religious beliefs. According to Islam, it is a violation to remove life support while there is still brain function. "This is a violation of his human rights", Nadine said.

The Tabbaras expect that a verdict will be made in the following days.


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Daunte Wright Had Warrant Out For 'Choking And Holding A Woman At Gunpoint For $820'

Black Lives Matter martyr Daunte Wright "choked a woman and threatened to shoot her if she did not hand over $820 she had stuffed in her bra," court papers obtained by The Daily Mail allege.
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