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A registered Republican and apparent supporter of former president Donald Trump has been arrested and charged with casting more than one ballot in an election.
Joan Halstead, a 72-year-old resident of the Villages, was booked into the Sumter County jail on Monday evening, according to Villages-News.com. She was released a few hours later after posting $2,000 bond.
In Florida, casting more than one ballot in an election is a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years on prison.
According to Halstead's Facebook page, she is a Trump supporter.
On Jan. 19, one day before President Joe Biden's inauguration, Halstead posted a meme featuring a "Trump 2020: Keep America Great" flag and the words, "You don't have the balls to share because you're afraid to offend your snowflake friends."
"His list of accomplishments, even while being persecuted daily, are amazing," Halstead wrote above the meme.
Villages-News.com reports that Halstead filed paperwork in October indicating that she planned to run for Sumter County School Board.
"However, Halstead, a former special education teacher in the Scranton (Pennsylvania) Public School District, later withdrew her candidacy in the non-partisan school board race," the site reported. "Sumter County voter records indicated she registered as a Republican on June 29, 2020."
"Naughty" MAGA children launch a "decoration insurrection" during a Mark Zuckerberg-themed "Elf on the Shelf" parody on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night.
"Elf on the Shelf is very popular, but when it comes to spying on us, the elf has got a lot of competition. In fact, one little fella in particular is running circles around him right now," Kimmel said during his monologue, introducing a parody commercial for "Zuck on a Truck."
The ad's narrator states that while the Elf on the Shelf "can only see so much," with Zuck on a Truck, "no secret is safe."
"With the power of Facebook's massive database, your personal Mark Zuckerberg knows absolutely everything," the narrator states, as Zuck on a Truck tells one child that his mom is having an affair.
"Zuck on a Truck can tell if you've been naughty or nice," the narrator says. "He knows every website you've ever visited, every place you've ever lived, every friend you've ever made, every love you've ever lost, every schoolmate you've stalked. Zuck on a Truck even knows when you'll die — and, he has a working horn!"
As one child prepares to smash a Christmas display with a hammer, Zuck on a Truck watches and says, "It's not my place to judge what's right and wrong."
"Zuck on a Truck takes no responsibility for your dangerous misbehavior," the narrator states. "Quite the contrary, Zuck on a Truck will use his Yuletide algorithm to connect all the naughty children in your neighborhood."
At that point, a group of children in MAGA gear show up at the door.
"Santa's list is rigged!" one screams. "Storm the tree!"
The children — including one resembling the QAnon shaman and another holding a sign that says "Mom eats the cookies!" — lay siege to the home, smashing decorations and ripping open gifts before trying to topple the tree.
"It's a decoration insurrection with Zuck on a Truck, which for legal reasons has now been rebranded as Meta on a Jetta," the narrator says.
Watch it at the 10:40 mark in the video below.
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A police officer in Tucson, Arizona was fired Tuesday after video showed him fatally shooting a man in a wheelchair nine times in the back and side on Monday night.
Police released body-cam video showing the victim, who was suspected of shoplifting, traveling away from officers in his wheelchair as they told him to stop.
When he failed to stop and continued to enter a Lowe's store, one of the officers opened fire on him, causing him to slump over and fall face-first out of his wheelchair.
According to Channel 12, the fired officer was identified as Ryan Remington, a four-year veteran of the force.
The Arizona Republic reported that Remington had been working off-duty security at a Walmart.
The victim was identified as 61-year-old Richard Lee Richards.
"To be very clear, I am deeply disturbed and troubled by Officer Remington's actions," Tucson police chief Chris Magnus said at a news conference. "His use of deadly force in this incident is a clear violation of department policy and directly contradicts multiple aspects of our use of force and training."
The incident reportedly started at the Walmart, when an employee told Remington that Richards had stolen a toolbox.
Remington tried to stop Richards and ask him for a receipt. Richards then pulled out a knife and said, "Here's your receipt," according to police.
The knife is not visible in video from a camera in the Walmart parking lot, which shows Remington following Richards toward Lowe's.
After Remington opens fire on Richards, video from Lowe's shows the officer handcuffing the victim on the ground after he falls out of the wheelchair. Richards was pronounced dead a short time later.
The Pima County Attorney's Office is investigating the incident.
Tucson Mayor Regina Romero called Remington's actions "unconscionable and indefensible."
"The County Attorney’s Office has my full support as they proceed with their investigation," Romero said. "It is moments like this that test our resolve to ensure justice and accountability. We owe this to all Tucsonans. I ask our community to remain calm and be patient as investigations ensue.”
Watch the video here.