NEWARK — Nearly two days after losing her job, former Orange teacher Marylin Zuniga vowed on Thursday to continue fighting against her termination for allowing her third-grade students to write "get well" letters to an inmate convicted of killing a police officer. "The fight is not over," Zuniga told several dozen supporters at Abyssinian Baptist Church…
MAGA rioter told investigators that Ashli Babbitt never existed and 'statistics' prove Trump is still president
One of the men arrested for storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 is proclaiming that the whole event was a fraud and that Ashli Babbitt doesn't even exist, legal expert Marcy Wheeler said, citing the court documents.
Philip James Weisbecker outed himself on Facebook after posting an interview between Glenn Greenwald and Fox News personality Tucker Carlson that showed photos and videos of the attack along the right side of the screen. One of those people appeared to be Weisbecker. He took a screen capture of the photo of himself on screen with the caption, "If you would like to know the truth... just ask."
In addition to believing that Trump is still the President, Weisbecker says that Ashli Babbitt doesn't really exist. https://t.co/I6CrAt5UX1— emptywheel (@emptywheel) 1635192249.0
But the indictment took a different turn when Weisbecker began spouting conspiracy theories that former President Donald Trump is still in office and that Ashli Babbit doesn't even exist.
"WEISBECKER talked about Ashli Babbitt, who was supposedly shot in the U.S. Capitol and was from O.B. (Ocean Beach)," the indictment reads. "WEISBECKER said she did not exist as he knew everyone from that area, and that he has asked his friends, and no one knew her. WEISBECKER asked where her [Ashli Babbitt's] funeral was. He stated it had not been here [San Diego] so she [Ashli Babbitt] was not from here [San Diego]. WEISBECKER said Babbitt was not actually her last name."
Weisbecker also said that he was at the Ellipse for Trump's two-hour speech where "there were thousands of people already surrounding the Capitol." It's not specified how he could see people surrounding the Capitol if he was over a mile away.
"He stated [President] Trump is still the president and that all the statistics showed it and that he (WEISBECKER) had researched the data," said the indictment.
He went on to blame ANTIFA for the Capitol attack and called it a "false flag" by the anti-fascist group. He claimed, "the American Patriot(s) were there to tell the Senators to do the right thing and they were standing up for their rights." It doesn't explain why he thinks that ANTIFA was behind the attack if he also said "American Patriots" were there to talk to Senators.
Last month in Green Cove Springs, Florida, police received reports of a white man riding around in a small boat near the pier and yelling slurs at Black people. Now, according to News4JAX, the man has been arrested.
The 54-year-old man was reportedly yelling "F***ing n***er" at Black residents from his boat over a three-day span back in August. After a warrant was issued for his arrest, he was arrested on Saturday morning and charged with trespassing and breach of peace/disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors.
The man was spotted this weekend in a black dingy while he was traveling to a boat that was parked just off the pier.
"Thank you to the Clay County Sheriff's Office's Marine Unit for apprehending him for us today. The City, and County, will not tolerate this uncalled for and uncivilized behavior," the police department wrote.
Assistant director who gave Alec Baldwin loaded firearm was previously fired for another on-set gun accident
The assistant director who gave actor Alec Baldwin a loaded firearm on the set of the movie "Rust" was previously fired from a previous job after another on-set gun accident.
CNN reports that assistant director Dave Halls was fired from his job working on the film "Freedom's Path" two years ago when a gun "unexpectedly discharged" on the set, according to production company Rocket Soul Studios.
"Halls was removed from set immediately after the prop gun discharged," Rocket Soul Studios said in a statement provided to CNN. "Production did not resume filming until Dave was off site. An incident report was taken and filed at that time."
The company also said that Halls seemed "very remorseful" for his actions and that he "understood the reasons for his termination."
It was revealed this past Friday that Halls unwittingly handed Baldwin a loaded gun before he fatally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in the chest.
Baldwin has expressed remorse for the shooting and says he is fully cooperating with the police investigation into Hutchins's killing.
"There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours," Baldwin said last week.
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