It’s not all about me — or the money. Former President Donald Trump asserted on Tuesday that his planned new social media company is an altruistic effort to give a voice to his supporters who have been “silenced by Big Tech” — not a big-bucks scam to raise quick cash. “This is about saving our country. America has always been a nation of smart, spirited, and independent people who take pride in thinking for themselves,” Trump said in an uncharacteristically lengthy and in-depth statement. “We have fallen far down the “slippery slope” of censorship in our country, and the topics that Americans ...
James and Jennifer Crumbley were assisted by someone who granted them access to an art gallery inside a Detroit industrial building where they were apprehended following a manhunt early Saturday morning, according to police.
“We believe they were assisted, and we’re gathering that information and we’re going to have the totality of that done fairly soon and present that to our prosecutor for potential charges for either aiding and abetting or obstruction of justice," Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said during a news conference on Saturday afternoon. “We have enough early indications that clearly somebody helped them into that location and made it available to them and it was after it was publicly announced that there were warrants for them."
CNN reports that "the unknown person was seen guiding the Crumbleys, the parents of Oxford High School shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley, as they parked their vehicle in the back of the building where the pair was eventually found," according to a law enforcement official.
"Surveillance footage also shows the Crumbleys entering the building during daylight hours, the official said," according to the network.
Sheriff Bouchard also said the Crumbleys and their 15-year-old son, Ethan, are all now on suicide watch in the Oakland County jail, even though they've given indication they're inclined to harm themselves. He said the three are segregated from one another, and will have no contact while in custody, adding that it's unlikely that Ethan even knows his parents have been arrested.
\u201cWe have enough early indications that clearly somebody helped them into that location and made it available to them and it was after it was publicly announced that there was warrants for them\u201dpic.twitter.com/sZVpS6r6AE— Acyn (@Acyn) 1638652757
“They are in our jail. All three of them… They are segregated, each individually in isolation. We have advanced watch on them…” pic.twitter.com/2wvRjHAJOw
— Acyn (@Acyn) December 4, 2021
GOP lawmaker blasted for posting family Christmas photo with assault rifles in wake of Mich. massacre
Kentucky Republican Congressman Thomas Massie sparked intense backlash on Saturday when he posted a photo that appeared to show seven members of his family, including himself, brandishing assault rifles in front of a Christmas tree.
"Merry Christmas!," Massie wrote above the photo on Twitter alongside a Christmas tree emjoi.
"ps. (SIC) Santa, please bring ammo," he added, followed by a gift emoji.
Massie's photo generated thousands of responses, with many pointing out that it seemed particularly tone deaf in the wake of yet another deadly high-profile school shooting.
Four people were killed Tuesday at Oxford High School in Michigan by a 15-year-old whose parents are now charged with involuntary manslaughter for giving him access to a gun.
Shortly after Massie posted the photo, the father of a Parkland, Florida school shooting victim appeared on CNN to discuss the Oxford tragedy.
Host Jim Acosta asked Manuel Oliver, whose son Joaquin "Guac" Oliver was one of 17 people murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, about his reaction to Massie's photo.
"That’s a huge part of the problem," Oliver responded. "Someone elected leaders like this one that think that — I don't know if they're trying to be ironic, funny, or what — but it's the worst taste ever. ... It's a very nasty post."
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I guess this is to trigger the libs and get the base excited but it\u2019s two days after a school shootingpic.twitter.com/PkLe7NDeVV— Molly Jong-Fast (@Molly Jong-Fast) 1638646902
Just imagine, for a moment, the reaction from Republicans and the conservative media complex if, say, Ilhan Omar or Rashida Tlaib posted this picture.https://twitter.com/RepThomasMassie/status/1467197523127422979\u00a0\u2026— Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona) 1638650219
For did not Jesus say in the Sermon on the Mount: Blessed are those who are armed to the teeth with battlefield weapons, and who brandish them wantonly for no damned good reason at all.https://twitter.com/repthomasmassie/status/1467197523127422979\u00a0\u2026— S.V. D\u00e1te (@S.V. D\u00e1te) 1638650113
Appearing on MSNBC on Saturday afternoon, the Michigan sheriff overseeing the incarceration of James and Jennifer Crumbley as they seek to come up with bail of $500,000 each after being charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter, said they and their son are being uncommunicative and "sullen" after the parents were taken into custody early Saturday morning.
Hours after the couple -- whose 15-year-old son Ethan was arrested for shooting and killing four classmates and wound seven others at his high school on Tuesday -- were taken into custody by a joint law enforcement task force that included a SWAT team, the sheriff was asked what their "demeanor" is like as they sit in their respective jail cells.
Speaking with host Alex Witt, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard described how they are being held in his jail before revealing that they don't appear to feel any remorse for their part in giving their son a handgun as an early Christmas present, nor does 15-year-old Ethan.
Noting that all three are being held in the same jail, Witt asked, "Let me ask you about the three defendants all of whom are now in your jail. Can you describe their demeanor?"
"They're not talking much to us on a number of levels," Bouchard explained. "Obviously sullen, but not a lot of conversation. We have them in my jail, all in separate and segregated spots keeping a close eye on them."
"Yeah, when you say sullen, elaborate a bit on that. is there sadness?" Witt pressed. "Does there -- I mean, sullen indicates to me a level of defiance. Is there any remorse being expressed?"
"We've not seen any remorse," the sheriff reported. "I don't know whether the sullenness is from being caught or whether it's from other emotions that are going on, but they haven't expressed it to us."
"Are they able to see each other and communicate with each other? Are they closely housed?" Witt asked.
"Absolutely not," he replied before firmly repeating, "Absolutely not."
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