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‘Breonna’s Law’ legislator arrested by Louisville police for first-degree rioting: report

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Louisiana Metro Police Department arrest of Rep. Attica Scott (screengrab)

A spokesman for a police union in Louisville announced on Thursday that the only black woman in the Kentucky legislature had been arrested while protesting the lack of charges for the killing of Breonna Taylor by the Louisville Metro Police Department.

“Kentucky State Rep. Attica Scott, author of legislation known as “Breonna’s Law,” was arrested with others Thursday evening during protests demanding justice for Breonna Taylor,” WDRB-TV reports. “Scott, a Louisville Democrat, was among a group of individuals arrested near the main branch of the Louisville Free Public Library and First Unitarian Church at the intersection of South Fourth and York streets, according to Tracy Dotson, a spokesman for Louisville Corrections Lodge #77 Fraternal Order of Police union. Scott was charged with first-degree rioting and failure to disperse, Dotson said.”

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“Protesters have gathered on church property after the church’s pastor, Rev. Lori Kyle, said they “advertised” it as a safe space for protesters during the city’s 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. curfew, which Mayor Greg Fischer extended through Monday morning,” WDRB-TV reported. “As of 10:30 p.m., police have formed a line around the church, according to WDRB News reporters at the scene.”

“Breonna’s Law would ensure any law enforcement officers executing a search warrant in Kentucky would have to physically knock and verbally announce themselves. The proposed legislation would also mandate alcohol and drug testing in the event someone is shot and killed by police. It also calls for officers’ body cameras to be turned on five minutes before and after serving a warrant,” the station noted.


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‘Signs of a coming conflict are everywhere’: Why a 2nd Civil War would be quite different from the 1st

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In 2020, the United States has been rocked by everything from a deadly pandemic and a brutal recession to civil unrest in a long list of cities to fears that violent conflicts will occur either on Election Day or after the election. Journalist Matthew Gault, in an article published by Vice this week, wonders if the political divisions in the United States run so deep that the country is headed for another civil war.

Describing the unrest that has occurred this year, Gault writes, "People are marching in the streets, aligned with two ideologically distinct factions. Many of them, overwhelmingly from one side, are armed, and violence and death has resulted when these two sides have clashed. The signs of a coming conflict are everywhere."

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A fake ‘intelligence staffer’ crafted the groundwork for the Trump conspiracy theories about Hunter Biden

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It's unclear why President Donald Trump and his allies have chosen to attack Vice President Joe Biden's last living son as a key tenant to the 2020 reelection instead of focusing on his opponent himself. But according to a well-researched NBC News report by Ben Collins and Brandy Zadrozny, the "documents," actually came from a fake person that never existed using a profile photo created by an artificial intelligence face generator.

Months ago, there was a fake "intelligence" document about Hunter Biden that popped up online along with tons of "files" from a supposed laptop. None of it was real and it has all been dismissed by Trump's own associates as fake. But now it's being revealed that the company behind the effort was a fake "intelligence firm" called Typhoon Investigations, researchers and public documents revealed.

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BUSTED: Commerce Secretary was on board of Chinese joint venture — while running Trump’s trade war

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On Thursday, Foreign Policy reported that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross remained on the board of a Chinese joint venture — even while he was tasked with overseeing President Donald Trump's trade war.

"In Chinese corporate documents obtained by Foreign Policy, Ross is listed as serving on the board of a Chinese joint venture until January 2019 — nearly two years into his term as commerce secretary," reported Isaac Stone Fish. "That joint venture, now called Huaneng Invesco WLR (Beijing) Investment Fund Management Co., is an investment partnership formed in September 2008 between Huaneng Capital Services, the U.S. management company Invesco, and a firm Ross founded, WL Ross & Co. Huaneng Capital Services is an arm of China Huaneng Group, a major state-owned power producer."

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