NEW YORK — Ghislaine Maxwell made an unexpected comparison to her alleged victims in new court papers Monday arguing for her release on bail. Maxwell attorney David Oscar Markus noted the feds say their case rests on the testimony of women, whose credible claims are backed up by documentation and other witnesses. But when Maxwell says the conditions of her confinement in the Metropolitan Detention Center are akin to torture, prosecutors say she can’t be believed, he complained. “The Government professes to believe women, but only when those women are on their side, despite their inconsistent a...
An actor who has appeared in the Netflix series "Ratched" as well as in videos for conservative PragerU had his home raided by FBI agents last week possibly related to his appearance at the Jan 6th Capitol insurrection, reports the Mercury News.
The home of Siaka Massaquoi -- who was filmed inside the halls of Congress during the riot -- was the site of the early morning raid, with the report stating no arrests were made.
According to the report, no reason was given for the raid conducted with a sealed warrant.
According to Mercury News, "Massaquoi can be seen in a video posted the day of the Capitol attack by Tim Gionet, a far-right activist arrested after he was seen lounging in Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's office. The video shows Massaquoi just inside a door to the Capitol with his phone out, recording the crowd of rioters facing off with a line of police in riot gear."
For his part, the California-based actor said he was not inside the building -- despite the footage -- with the report noting he went on Instagram immediately after the riot and told followers, "I did nothing wrong on the 6th. They can paint something as wrong, but I did nothing violent."
A friend of Massaquoi's who was present during the raid explained that FBI agents told them they were being scrutinized for associating with members of a social media group, the report notes.
The Mercury News also reports, "His [Massaquoi's] Instagram account shows he took part in an anti-vaccine rally near the entrance to the COVID-19 vaccination site at Dodgers Stadium in Chavez Ravine on Jan. 30. The protest led the Los Angeles Fire Department to briefly close the gates at the stadium entrance, but LAPD Chief Michel Moore said no one waiting in line was delayed for their vaccination appointments."
You can see video of Massaquoi attacking the media over how he is portrayed below:
Stories of Us by @prageru featuring Siaka Massaquoi youtu.be
Police in Maryland violently arrested four teenagers for violating a vaping ban at a beachfront boardwalk.
Ocean City police officers tackled one teenager and repeatedly kneed on his stomach during the Saturday evening arrest, which was recorded on video by multiple witnesses, reported WMAR-TV.
"Stop resisting!" an officer yells in one video.
The teen repeatedly insists he's not resisting and asks why he's being arrested.
Officers said they told the teens, who were visiting from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, that vaping was prohibited on most of the boardwalk, and police said 19-year-old Brian Everett Anderson refused to provide identification and became "disorderly."
Police then said 19-year-old Kamere Anthony Day started shouting profanity at them and "approached" the officers, who say the young man ignored their order to back up and then resisted arrest.
According to police, a third teen, 18-year-old Jahtique Joseph John Lewis, struck an officer with a bicycle and then resisted arrest.
Khalil Dwayne Warren, 19, was later arrested for standing near "no trespassing" signs on private property, police said, and became "disorderly" when told to move.
Videos show police shoving one of the teens against a wall after he grabbed an officer's bicycle, while officers kneed another teen and struck him with a Taser after he shoved an officer.
Another video shows officers confronting a teen standing with his hands raised, and the struck him in the stomach with a Taser after he lowered his hands toward a backpack.
All four teens were charged with counts including disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and second-degree assault.
Police said they would review the officers' use of force to enforce the vaping ordinance.
Police in Ocean City Maryland tasered a 17-year-old teenager after they accused him of vaping yesterday. https://t.co/PVzagAV5i1— Rebecca Kavanagh (@Rebecca Kavanagh) 1623627301.0
Vaping on the boardwalk led to this. This is ocean city, maryland yesterday. https://t.co/pqoTl4URAN— blank (@blank) 1623619238.0
A potential Republican candidate in Texas has suggested that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was blackmailed because the Texas senator endorsed his opponent, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX).
Republican Matt McCall told The National Review that he wants to secure the endorsement of former President Donald Trump before committing to run against Roy in 2022. McCall lost his 2018 primary race against Roy by less than 5 points.
McCall also speculated about Cruz's endorsement of Roy in the 2018 race.
“I have no idea why [Cruz] went to so much trouble to put Chip into office," he explained. “Maybe he intends to run for president and they've got dreams of running Chip for Senate."
“Maybe it was blackmail, that's what a lot of people say — you know, there's pictures with Ted and sheep," he added. “I don't know."
According to The National Review, McCall offered no evidence to back up his blackmail claim.
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