Newsday reports that the bill being considered by the Nassau County Legislature would make police officers and other first responders a protected class under the countys Human Rights Law, which currently bars discrimination based on race, religion, gender and sexual orientation. No other professions are protected under the Human Rights Law.
The bill would allow a lawyer for the Long Island county to sue protesters on behalf of officers and calls for fines of up to $25,000 for anyone who harasses, menaces or injures an officer. The fine amount would be doubled if the offending behavior happened in the course of participating in a riot, the bill says.
Civil rights lawyer Frederick Brewington told reporters Friday that the bill violates free speech rights and, if passed, will have a chilling effect on protesters. The NAACP said it will bring members to Mondays vote.
Mean! But if the dunce cap fits
Such an incendiary charge by Pelosi demands a fact check: Is McCarthy, in fact, a moron? Lets weigh the evidence.
The very day Pelosi called him a moron, McCarthy complained on the House floor that the latest mask guidance came from a study in India (not so) of an unapproved vaccine (also not so) that didnt even pass purr review. Was he waiting for a litter of kittens to examine the data?
But does this make McCarthy a moron? There might be another explanation. I asked McCarthys communications director, Matt Sparks, if the leader has a speech disability (in which case I wouldnt ridicule him). But Sparks made no such claim, instead calling my ongoing interest in McCarthys words a bit sad and very odd.
Alas, this leaves only one possible conclusion, which I deliver with no elms: Pelosis claim earns the rating mostly true.
Leave the rest to me and to congressional allies, the former president is said to have told top law enforcement officials.
WASHINGTON President Donald J. Trump pressed top Justice Department officials late last year to declare that the election was corrupt even though they had found no instances of widespread fraud, so that he and his allies in Congress could use the assertion to try to overturn the results, according to new documents provided to lawmakers and obtained by The New York Times.
The demands were an extraordinary instance of a president interfering with an agency that is typically more independent from the White House to advance his personal agenda. They are also the latest example of Mr. Trumps wide-ranging campaign during his final weeks in office to delegitimize the election results.
The exchange unfolded during a phone call on Dec. 27 in which Mr. Trump pressed the acting attorney general at the time, Jeffrey A. Rosen, and his deputy, Richard P. Donoghue, on voter fraud claims that the department had disproved. Mr. Donoghue warned that the department had no power to change the outcome of the election. Mr. Trump replied that he did not expect that, according to notes Mr. Donoghue took memorializing the conversation.
Just say that the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me and to congressional allies, Mr. Donoghue wrote in summarizing Mr. Trumps response.
Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/30/us/politics/trump-justice-department-election.html
Jim Jordan was asked if he spoke to Trump before, during, or after the insurrection and uh...um...uh...https://twitter.com/TheDailyShow/status/1420872917303316482
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