A handcuffed man wearing a jacket and no pants was sitting on the ground outside a home he was allegedly trying to burglarize when a Penns Grove police officer kicked him in the face, according to newly-obtained video of the incident. ... the force. In the one-minute dashcam video obtained by NJ Advance Media this week, the suspect, identified as Xaviel Ramos, 22 of Hopatcong, is seen in handcuffs...
Joe Manchin fumes after Bernie Sanders Op-Ed in West Virginia paper calls out obstruction of Biden agenda
Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia lashed out Friday after a major newspaper in his home state published an op-ed by Sen. Bernie Sanders that called out Manchin's obstruction of his own party's Build Back Better reconciliation package.
"Congress should proceed with caution on any additional spending and I will not vote for a reckless expansion of government programs," Manchin said in a statement shared on social media.
"No op-ed from a self-declared Independent socialist is going to change that," he added.
At issue is an op-ed by Vermont Sen. Sanders—an Independent who caucuses with the Democrats—published in the Charleston Gazette-Mail in which he calls the proposed reconciliation bill "an unprecedented effort to finally address the long-neglected crises facing working families and demand that the wealthiest people and largest corporations in the country start paying their fair share of taxes."
Sanders details how the proposal would take action to tackle the climate emergency and make sweeping investments in Americans' wellbeing including through lowering prescription drug prices, expanding Medicare, continuing cash payments to working class parents, and making community college tuition-free.
"Poll after poll shows overwhelming support for this legislation," wrote Sanders. "Yet," he continued, "the political problem we face is that in a 50-50 Senate we need every Democratic senator to vote 'yes.' We now have only 48. Two Democratic senators remain in opposition, including Sen. Joe Manchin." The other is Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona.
"This is a pivotal moment in modern American history," Sanders continued. "We now have a historic opportunity to support the working families of West Virginia, Vermont, and the entire country and create policy which works for all, not just the few."
The op-ed was published the same day the New York Times and CNN reported that Manchin's opposition to the Clean Electricity Performance Program—dubbed "the most impactful climate investment under consideration in Congress"—would likely mean it's left out of the budget package.
According to reporting at the Daily Blaze, members of the U.S Navy who refuse to be vaccinated against Covid-19 not only will face being discharged but may be compelled to reimburse the government for their training costs.
As the report notes, the Navy has announced a timetable for being vaccinated with active-duty sailors required to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 28. Service members in the selected reserve are being given until Dec. 28, with sailors responsible for receiving both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine or "one dose of the Johnson & Johnson by Nov. 14 so they can complete the 14-day waiting period to achieve full vaccination status by Nov. 28."
Those who balk not only face being discharged but also the potential to be billed for their training and education costs.
According to the report the Navy established the COVID Consolidated Disposition Authority tasked with dealing with vaccinating enlistees as well as dealing with those who are refusing being vaccinated.
A press release from the Navy is now outlining what steps the CDA is being authorized to take.
"The CCDA may also seek recoupment of applicable bonuses, special and incentive pays, and the cost of training and education for service members refusing the vaccine," the report states before adding, "For officers and enlisted serving in Navy leadership roles refusing the vaccine, they will be notified immediately in writing that they have five days to either begin a vaccination series or request an exemption before being relieved and have detachment for cause initiated."
The press release noted, "Sailors must be prepared to execute their mission at all times, in places throughout the world, including where vaccination rates are low and disease transmission is high. Immunizations are of paramount importance to protecting the health of the force and the warfighting readiness of the Fleet. "
You can read the entire statement here.
According to a report from the Associated Press, police are accusing train passengers of standing by and doing nothing as a stranger sexually assaulted a woman on a suburban train on Wednesday night.
Commenting on the assault, one police official stated fellow passengers "should have done something."
The report states, "Superintendent Timothy Bernhardt of the Upper Darby Police Department said officers were called to the 69th Street terminal around 10 p.m. Wednesday after the assault on the westbound train on the Market-Frankford Line," adding, "An employee of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority who was in the vicinity as the train went past called police to report that 'something wasn't right' with a woman aboard the train, Bernhardt said."
The report goes on to note that officers tracked the woman down and then proceeded to arrest the suspect.
According to Bernhardt, the entire incident was caught on tape.
In a statement he added, "There was a lot of people, in my opinion, that should have intervened; somebody should have done something. It speaks to where we are in society; I mean, who would allow something like that to take place? So it's troubling."
You can read more here.
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