By Luis Jaime Acosta and Milagro Vallecillos BOGOTA/PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Panama authorities arrested on Monday a former member of the Colombian military wanted for questioning in connection with the assassination last year of Haiti President Jovenel Moise, two people familiar with the matter said. The suspect, Mario Antonio Palacios, 43, was detained during a stopover of a flight on which he was being deported from Jamaica to Colombia, the sources said. Haitian authorities have accused Palacios of forming part of a mercenary group that assassinated Moise in July in an assault on his residen...
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Missouri newspaper attacks Josh Hawley for lacking principles and wasting time a law that will never pass
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) has launched his own attack against Disney by targeting U.S. copyright laws that would cause serious problems across the American and international legal systems, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote in an editorial column.
The new legislation proposed by Hawley would pull all copyright and patents out from under companies just 56 years after they were created. It would also work retroactively, Hawley's law says. The way it works now, there is a creator gets the patent and copyright for their lifetime and then 70 years after. So, the Hawley law would considerably reduce that, which would violate the U.S.'s international agreements and treaties.
"There is fodder there for legitimate debate, but Hawley confirms this isn’t that debate in two ways: first, by specifying in the first line of his press release announcing the legislation that it is aimed at 'woke corporations like Disney,' and, secondly, by making the provisions of the bill retroactive on the biggest companies (including Disney), immediately taking away currently owned copyrights with no due process," the editorial reads. "Legal experts say this would be tantamount to the government yanking away a private entity’s real estate or other property based on a law that wasn’t in effect when the company obtained the property. As Yale Law grad Hawley surely knows, it doesn’t work that way."
The Post-Dispatch argues that Hawley is well aware that the law is absurd and would never be passed, but he's not looking to pass actual laws, he's trying to promote himself. They even think that the Disney bashing is about going up against Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Lara Trump claimed on Sunday that the mass shooting at the Geneva Presbyterian Church on Sunday was motivated by pro-choice rhetoric.
Speaking on her Fox program, the daughter-in-law of the former president claimed, with no sense of irony, that it’s "very dangerous" when you have a president "who just kind of says crazy-sounding things."
The comment ignores years of "crazy-sounding things" that came out of former President Donald Trump, as several commentators have posted over the years. There are also a number of things Trump said that encouraged violent reactions to things he didn't like, Vox recalled in 2021.
He's currently involved in a case in New York over violence by his bodyguard against immigration protesters outside of Trump Tower in 2015. There are accounts of several protesters at rallies being harmed after Trump encouraged it.
In a 2015 Miami, Florida rally Trump claimed he’ll "be a little more violent" when dealing with protesters in the future.
"See, the first group, I was nice. 'Oh, take your time.' The second group, I was pretty nice. The third group, I’ll be a little more violent. And the fourth group, I’ll say get the hell out of here!"
A video of the protesters showed the people being forcibly dragged from the arena.
Trump notoriously encouraged a crowd of protesters on Jan. 6, "We're going to walk down to the Capitol." Just a few sentences later, he told the crowd, "You will never take back our country with weakness."
Lara Trump's accusations that the church was targeted for its anti-abortion beliefs is also likely wrong. Preliminary reports are that a Taiwanese congregation was meeting at the church at the time of the shooting and the shooter was a 68-year-old Asian man.
The church's website explains that the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church holds its service at 10 a.m. in the Geneva church, which was the time of the shooting.
See the video of Lara Trump below:
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Jim Acosta calls out Fox network for making money promoting white supremacy that ultimately leads to terrorism
CNN host Jim Acosta pointed to the Fox network for their ongoing promotion of the theory the Buffalo, New York shooter adopted as his philosophy. Police discovered a manifesto that addressed the so-called "white replacement" theory, or "replacement theory," which holds that Democrats are somehow orchestrating an increase in people of color to intentionally dominate white people.
Fox hosts Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson have both hosted shows about the theory.
"What Tucker Carlson is doing by peddling 'replacement theory' and other white nationalist talking points is dangerous and we called it out today," Acosta said on Twitter. It was part of an interview with NAACP chair Derrick Johnson who called on the Justice Department to step up efforts in regulating terrorism online.
"The real question, is what are we going to do as a society?" asked Johnson. "Are we going to continue allowing domestic terrorism to dominate the public discourse every so many months? We have seen this before. The question is now, when will the Justice Department aggressively pursue these domestic terrorist cells that are populating on social media platforms? When will social media platforms finally stand up to their community responsibility and remove these cells? When will News Corp stop funding Fox News to promote theories that only divide and create tribalism?"
The neighborhood that the Buffalo shooter specifically targeted was one known for being predominantly Black. Not responding to the white supremacist terrorism means more of it continues, Johnson said.
"How are we going to pivot away from this domestic terrorism that we have seen?" asked Johnson. "We have to come to grips with the racist dogma out there that is causing harm to the African American community, the Jewish community. we have to stand up as a society."
Acosta then showed a supercut of videos from Fox host Tucker Carlson, who has been pushing the "white replacement" theory on his show for over a year. He noted that the clips are just "a few examples" of many that the researchers found. He went on to show the New York Times report on Carlson, which cited his record of promoting white supremacy, Carlson took a photo of himself pointing to the story and laughing at it.
"Millions of people absorb this garbage on his program on a regular basis," said Acosta. "Fox does nothing about it. They make millions of dollars off of it. We have not shied away from calling that out and calling Tucker out on this program, because what he's doing is very dangerous. What do you think can be done about this, and what do you say to all of that?"
See the interview below:
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