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Teen carjackers arrested after realizing they don't know how to drive a stick shift: police
Two teenagers in Maryland have been arrested after they tried to carjack a person on Saturday but soon realized they couldn't drive the car because it was a stick shift, WBNS reported.
The 16-year-old and a 17-year-old have since been charged with one count of carjacking and one count of conspiracy carjacking each. They have been charged as adults.
The teens reportedly forced open the car door and grabbed the man while demanding he hand over his keys.
IN OTHER NEWS: Trump-appointed judge blasted over his ‘remarkably childish’ attack on law professor
The man complied and got out of the car, but when the two teens got into the car they realized they could not drive away because the car had a manual transmission. The pair then jumped out of the car and ran.
When police saw the teens a short time later, they tried to run but were apprehended.
Watch the video below or at this link.
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Trump-appointed judge blasted over his ‘remarkably childish’ attack on law professor
University of Texas School of Law Steve Vladeck fired back at a controversial Trump-appointed judge on Wednesday for personally attacking him in a recent court decision.
Anti-abortion groups challenging the FDA's approval of an abortion-inducing drug filed their lawsuit in Amarillo, Texas, since the Trump-appointed U.S. district judge that hears 95% of the cases filed in the city is known to be a champion of conservative causes.
Writing in Slate, Vladeck said that Texas and other red states have steered dozens of lawsuits to Amarillo with "no logical connection" the city, adding that "it’s part of a broader pattern of judge-shopping—where plaintiffs steer cases to the same isolated geographical venues and then publicly admit that the reason they’re doing it is because by filing in those jurisdictions, they know which judge they’ll draw."
The judge Vladeck is referring to is Matthew Kacsmaryk, who is considering a case on whether to issue a nationwide ban on the most common form of abortion medication "in a lawsuit that could’ve been brought anywhere in the country" -- but was brought to Amarillo specifically so Kacsmaryk -- whose anti-abortion views are well known -- would hear it.
IN OTHER NEWS: Trump makes it embarrassingly clear he doesn't know the difference between NATO and NAFTA
"If all Judge Kacsmaryk did in his Tuesday ruling was deny the DOJ’s motion to change venue in the ESG case, it wouldn’t be much of a story," Vladeck writes. "But in the course of rejecting the DOJ’s arguments, Kacsmaryk decided to come after me—even though I’m not involved in that case in any way."
"First, he dismissed the (incontrovertible) evidence of Texas’ behavior as 'an amicus brief filed by a professor with a Twitter account.' Leaving aside that the amicus brief to which he’s referring, once again, was filed in a different court in a different case, this clumsy attempt at a burn (lots of professors—and lawyers—have Twitter accounts) never comes close to addressing the substance of my trifling little tweets. If I had posted my data to a more academic site, would it somehow be more compelling?" Vladeck continues.
Vladeck says Kacsmaryk then took a more personal shot at him by name-dropping the late Texas Law Professor Charles Alan Wright, saying the late professor would be above taking his grievances to Twitter. Vladeck points out that he currently holds the Charles Alan Wright Chair in Federal Courts at the University of Texas School of Law.
"It’s hard to say what exactly Kacsmaryk intended to convey by name-checking the man whose chair I have the honor of holding; no doubt it was meant as another fire-emoji-level burn of me personally," he writes. "But it’s a remarkably childish and churlish shot for a sitting federal judge to take at a non-party for the sin of amassing accurate data in support of a position he doesn’t like."
Vladeck writes that it says a lot about a judge who would "go out of his way to try to denigrate someone with no direct involvement in a case before him for no other reason than scoring points (on Twitter, one presumes) and auditioning for a promotion in the next Republican administration."
Read the full article over at Slate.
Trump makes it embarrassingly clear he doesn't know the difference between NATO and NAFTA
Former President Donald Trump recently conducted a television interview where he appeared to not know the difference between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
During a recent appearance on Fox News, Trump spoke with conservative host Sean Hannity where he claimed he "got rid of NATO."
The former president began his rant by insisting that other countries feared him and knew “not to mess around” in regard to trade alliances saying, “Did they fear me? I suspect they did."
He went on to share details about a previous discussion he'd had with Russian President Vladimir Putin as he weighed in on the Nord Stream pipeline.
According to Trump: "Putin said, 'Man, you are killing me, especially about Nord Stream.' And I stopped it. It was stopped cold. And I told other countries, 'If you go into the Nord Stream, you are not going to do any business with the United States of America,' meaning rip us off on trade because a lot of them have ripped us off. I made a lot of great deals on trade, though. I changed a lot of those deals where it was a bad deal for us and now it’s good, like USMCA with NATO. I got rid of NATO and built USMCA. I made a great trade deal with China. Our farmers, to this day they made tremendous money because of the deal."
It's unclear whether or not Hannity caught the former president's blunder but he did not challenge his remarks.
At one point during the discussion, Trump shifted his attention to President Joe Biden and took jabs at the president's cognitive functions. Hannity asked Trump if he would consider another round of cognitive testing.
“I would like to see it for anybody running for president, taking a cognitive test,” Trump said. “You know they do it in China, but it’s done in a different way. They have a caste system. And the smartest person gets to the top.”