PHILADELPHIA — An Eagleville man who authorities say fired a handgun into the headquarters of the Montgomery County Democratic Party on Jan. 20 out of frustration over COVID-19 restrictions and Donald Trump's loss in the presidential election was taken into federal custody Wednesday. Anthony Nero, 48, faces charges of threatening communications and cyberstalking in connection with the shooting and for sending a threatening email to party leaders weeks before, according to the affidavit of probable cause for his arrest. Previously, county prosecutors had charged him with terrorism, terroristic ...
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President Joe Biden will be implementing sanctions against Russia. Biden spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday, in what was reported to be a "tense" conversation.
Bloomberg News reported that among the things in the sanctions plan are that diplomats must leave the United States by the end of the day Thursday.
"The U.S. plans to sanction about a dozen individuals, including government and intelligence officials, and roughly 20 entities, according to one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter was sensitive," said the Bloomberg report. "The U.S. is also expected to expel as many as 10 Russian officials and diplomats from the country, the person said."
The reason cited is the Solar Winds hack and intrusion in the election. Meanwhile, there is a line of Russian troops along the border of Ukraine, as part of the aggression against the country.
Judges could overturn Mississippi pot law — because it didn't get signatures from a congressional district that doesn't exist
On Wednesday, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported that the Mississippi Supreme Court might be poised to strike down a medical marijuana ballot initiative passed by voters in 2020.
The reason? The initiative did not gather enough signatures from voters in Mississippi's 5th Congressional District — a district that doesn't exist.
"The city of Madison and its mayor filed the lawsuit against Secretary of State Michael Watson challenging Initiative 65 just days before the Nov. 3 general election in which 74% of voters backed the proposed constitutional amendment," reported Luke Ramseth. "Butler is worried that under Initiative 65, the city won't be able to regulate where marijuana businesses are located, which could hurt property values and impact the health and safety of citizens."
The lawsuit, heard by the state high court on Wednesday, centered on outdated language in the state constitution that would technically make every ballot initiative since 2003 invalid.
"The Mississippi Constitution, as amended in 1992, said petitioners must collect an even number of signatures from the state's congressional districts if they want their question on the ballot," said the report. "'The signatures of the qualified electors from any congressional district shall not exceed one-fifth of the total number of signatures required to qualify an initiative petition for placement upon the ballot,' the constitution states. At the time of the amendment, Mississippi had five congressional districts, thus the one-fifth language. But the state switched to four districts after the 2000 Census, and the constitutional language was never updated."
As the report noted, the Mississippi Attorney General's office opined in 2009 that ballot initiatives qualify if they collect signatures from the former five districts, rather than the current four — something that Initiative 65 backers took care to do. Initiative 65 passed overwhelmingly, with 74 percent support from voters.
New Jersey man files class-action lawsuit for 'excess deaths of Americans' from COVID under Trump administration
New Jersey resident Arnett Thomas has filed a federal class-action lawsuit against former President Donald Trump claiming there was an excess in deaths of Americans with his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking to NorthJersey.com, Thomas explained that there were hundreds of doctors, epidemiologists and others saying that the virus was dangerous but under Trump, "it essentially was a failed experiment."
"I think Americans had the right to opt-in or out in being used in that experiment," he explained. "Hundreds of thousands died because of that experiment and millions contracted the disease." The experiment, he explained, was Trump's attempt to create a herd immunity by having as many Americans contract the virus as possible. The problem with that theory is that it would result in about 25 million Americans dying.
"He was basically trying this herd immunity concept, experiment, in hopes that prior to November, the elections in 2020, former President Trump he would enhance his chances if this natural herd immunity panned out," said Thomas.
He went on to say that he believes Trump's approach was irresponsible.
"In fact, many doctors basically said it was murder," he said.
The lawsuit uses the 14th Amendment saying that Trump unwillingly used the American people for his herd immunity experiment.
See his full explanation in the video below:
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