The fatal shooting of a homeless, mentally ill Escondido man with nearly 200 arrests on his record last Wednesday raises many familiar questions, starting with, Why does America have a history of accepting that it is OK for a police officer to kill someone for aberrant behavior? Why are police officers expected to know how to deal with those who have mental health issues? And how can people with chronic mental health problems be more readily compelled to accept professional treatment? But there is another angle to this issue that is not considered nearly enough: Why can't inventors, entreprene...
Leaked emails reveal Trump-appointed DOJ official pushed department to intervene in Georgia election
Newly revealed emails show that a Department of Justice official appointed by former President Donald Trump tried to get the department to intervene in Georgia's certification of the 2020 presidential election.
ABC News reports that Jeffrey Clark, the former acting head of DOJ's civil division, circulated a draft letter in which the department would formally call on Georgia's Republican governor to convene a special session to investigate purported "irregularities" in the 2020 vote.
"The Department of Justice is investigating various irregularities in the 2020 election for President of the United States," Clark's draft letter said. "The Department will update you as we are able on investigatory progress, but at this time we have identified significant concerns that may have impacted the outcome of the election in multiple States, including the State of Georgia."
Clark's request to send the letter was ultimately denied by then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen.
Mother sends racist text message to her daughter's fitness instructor -- and he uses it to get her fired
A woman in South Carolina is out of her job after she sent a racist text message to her daughter's Black fitness counselor.
FitsNews reports that Tim Goodwin, the owner of a Columbia, South Carolina-based martial arts and fitness studio, received an angry text message from a disgruntled woman named Meredith Little, whose daughter was attending one of his fitness summer camps.
The text message in question was director toward Goodwin's wife, whom Little described as a "N*GGER B*TCH."
Goodwin said that Little would once again use the slur against his wife when she came to pick up her daughter later in the day.
Three hours after Goodwin posted about the incident, Little's employer, the South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association (SCADA), announced that it had terminated her employment.
"SCADA was made aware this morning of an incident involving one of our staff members that took place on her personal time, unrelated to anything SCADA sanctioned," the association noted in a Facebook post. "SCADA would like to make it clear that we in no shape or fashion will tolerate any discriminatory behavior or language. This staff member is no longer employed by SCADA or affiliated in any way by our association."
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki responded to Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy on Tuesday by taking a shot at former President Donald Trump's administration.
During a press briefing, Doocy asked multiple questions about the breaking news regarding sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY).
Psaki answered nearly every question by noting that President Joe Biden would personally speak to the Cuomo controversy later in the day.
"Does the administration want the Justice Department to initiate a civil rights investigation into these harassment allegations revealed today?" Doocy pressed.
Psaki replied: "We do something new here that feels foreign from the last four years and allow the Justice Department to act independently on investigations."
Throughout his administration, Trump publicly pressured the Department of Justice and his attorneys general dozens of times.
Watch the video clip below.
Psaki: We do something new here that feels foreign from the last four years and allow the Justice Department to act independently on investigations pic.twitter.com/ikyKByI1jq
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