Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/22/2021

The man who allegedly drove his SUV through a crowd of people marching in a Christmas parade yesterday in Waukesha, Wisconsin has been identified as an aspiring rapper named Darrell Edward Brooks Jr. Five people were killed in the tragic incident, and 48 more were wounded, about half of them children. Mr. Brooks is being charged with five counts of murder. The Waukesha police chief said the incident had nothing to do with terrorism.

In other news, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said that the judge in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial “put his thumb on the scale” in favor of the defendant.

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Financial Crisis
» Justinflation: Cost of Living Top Concern for Canadians Amid Trudeau’s Crushing Inflation
 
USA
» “Poor White People”: Sick Leftist Suggests Waukesha Killer Acted in “Self-Defense”
» Arbery Trial Judge Delivers Massive Blow to the Defense on Eve of Closing Statements
» Beto O’Rourke: Rittenhouse Saga ‘Makes the Case’ Against AR-15s
» Biden Thanksgiving is Most Expensive Ever as Traditional Dinner Cost Soars 14%
» Bidenflation Meets Breadenflation? UK Bread Prices Set to Rise 20 Per Cent
» Breaking: Kyle Rittenhouse Slams Biden, Former Lawyers Lin Wood, John Pierce in Tucker Carlson Interview
» California BLM Supporter Accused of Driving Into Crowd Had Her Rights Violated During Hearing, Judge Rules
» Candace Owens Raises Over $200,000 for Cop Fired After Having Donated to Kyle Rittenhouse Fund
» CNN Publishes Op-Ed: “Nothing More Frightening Than an Angry White Man”
» Colorado Officials Scrapping “Sex Offender” Term, Citing “Negative Effects”
» Commission Cautions Against “Objectivity” In Journalism and Calls for Censorship of “Misinformation”
» Critic Blasts ‘Dangerous’ Facebook Power After Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict
» Democratic Alderman Criticizes Lori Lightfoot for ‘Refusing to Acknowledge Any Fault’ For City’s Crime
» DOJ Intervenes in Trump Lawsuit Against Twitter
» Exclusive — Former Rittenhouse Lawyer: I Hope ‘Kyle Will File Numerous Defamation Claims, Including Against the Sitting President’
» Fans at a Morgan Wallen Concert Chant ‘F**k Joe Biden
» Illinois County Democratic Party Official Resigns After Calling Sunday Parade Massacre “Karma” For Rittenhouse Acquittal
» Lightfoot Says Rittenhouse Judge ‘Put His Thumb on the Scale’ During Murder Trial
» Long Island Man Sentenced for Attempting to Join ISIS
» Loudoun County Sheriff Says School District Enabled Second Sexual Assault
» Meet the Progressive DA Behind the Waukesha Bail Catastrophe
» Milwaukee DA Admits They Really Screwed Up Letting Waukesha Suspect Out on Bond Just Days Before Christmas Parade Attack
» NASA Taking Aim at Asteroid is First Step Toward Planetary Defense
» NASA Announces Discovery of 301 New Exoplanets
» North Dakota Man Who Attacked Republican US Senator’s Office With Axe: ‘I am Antifa’
» NY Times ‘Experts’ Says Face Masks Could Become Permanent
» Poll: Only 3 Out of 10 Americans Say the Country is Doing ‘Well’ Under Biden
» Rittenhouse Attorney Richards: My Advice to Kyle Would be Change Your Name, Start Life Over
» San Jose Lululemon Ransacked as Bay-Area Looting Continues for 3rd Straight Night
» Sheriff Announces Criminal Charges Against Election Commission
» Soros-Stooge Chesa Boudin Suddenly “Outraged” As Wave of Shoplifting Gangs Sweeps Bay Area
» Suspect in SUV Attack Posted Violent Anti-White Threats, BLM Rhetoric
» ‘The Revolution Has Started’: BLM Activist Claims, Without Evidence, Wisconsin Attack Might be Retribution for Rittenhouse Verdict
» The Strange Incident in Waukesha
» University of California to Permanently Remove Standardized Testing for Admission
» Video: Justin Blake Declares ‘Black Economic Attack’ Against Kenosha Car Lot
» Video: MSNBC Race Baiter Calls Rittenhouse “Murderous White Supremacist”
» Video: MSNBC Declares Thanksgiving is About White People Celebrating “Genocide and Violence” Against Blacks
» Video: Pelosi Describes Massive Climate Change Spending as “A Religious Thing”
» Waukesha Massacre Suspect Charged With Five Counts of Murder
» Waukesha Christmas Parade: Who Were the Victims?
» Waukesha Christmas Parade: SUV Driver ID’d, 5 Dead, 48 Injured
» Wisconsin Christmas Parade Witness Recalls ‘Fully Intentional’ Attack: We’re ‘Lucky to be Alive’
 
Canada
» ‘Pipelines Will be Blown Up, ‘ Says David Suzuki, If Leaders Don’t Act on Climate Change
 
Europe and the EU
» Austria’s COVID Lockdown is Dampening the Mood During This Holiday Season
» Austrian Government Warns of ‘Radicalisation’ After Weekend of Lockdown Protests
» Czech Protesters Demand ‘Freedom’ as New COVID Restrictions Go Into Effect for the Unvaccinated
» Czechia: Babis Says He Might Run for President
» Facebook’s New Privacy Feature is Delayed After Complaints From UK Government
» Insulate Britain: M25 Protests Costs Surrey Police £110k
» Irish Rubgy Team is Too Irish!
» Police Arrest 119 People at Protest to Support Jailed Insulate Britain Activists
» Polish PM’s Baltic Tour: Morawiecki Visits Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia
» Revealed: Scottish Vax Passport App Has Shared User Data With Post Office, Amazon, Others
» Rights Groups Push Back Against Greece’s “Fake News” Law
» Shocking Disregard for Life: Donald Tusk Caught by Polish Police While Driving 57 Kmh Over the Speed Limit in Residential Area
» Top Czech Politician Calls for Overthrowing Belarusian ‘Dictator’ Lukashenko
» UK Government Wants Facebook to Meet Its Censorship Demands Faster
» UK: ‘We Have Lost Control’: Panicking Tory MPs Turn on Priti Patel Over Channel Migrant Crisis as She Warns There is No ‘Simple Solution’ And Ministers Blame France for Refusing to Crack Down
» UK: ‘Outrageous!’ — Government Pulls Support Funding for Victims of Child Rape Grooming Gangs in Rotherham
» UK: Absolutely a Conservative, Honest! Boris Quotes Lenin to Promote Build Back Greener
» UK: Health Secretary Javid Rules Out Mandatory Vaccines for Britons
» UK: Peak Woke: University Bans Phrase ‘Trigger Warning’ For Triggering Students
» UK: Watch: Health Worker Begs Protesters to Move So He Can Go See Sick Child
» Will Czechia’s New Government Abandon Hungary and Poland?
 
Middle East
» ISIS Using TikTok to Recruit Suicide Bombers to Carry Out Attacks Around Christmas: Report
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australian Army Begins Transferring COVID-Positive Cases, Contacts to Quarantine Camps
» New Files Detail Level of Julian Assange’s Prison Torment
 
Immigration
» Berlin Again Rejects Lukashenka Proposal That Germany Should Take 2,000 Migrants
» ‘Fortress Hungary’ Still Stands, Hungary’s Justice Minister Tells German Paper
» Italy: Moroccan Man Accused of Robbing and Raping 80-Year-Old Woman in Her Home
» Migrants May Try Route Through Ukraine, Slovakia, And Czechia
» Sea-Watch 4 Rescues More Than 100 Migrants in the Central Mediterranean
» ‘We Defend Europe’ — Polish PM Delivers Message to the World
 

Justinflation: Cost of Living Top Concern for Canadians Amid Trudeau’s Crushing Inflation

Cost of living is the top concern for Canadians this winter, topping even the pandemic as the most important issue, according to Global News.

According to a new Ipsos poll released this week, the cost of living has skyrocketed as a concern for Canadians. This is particularly the case for essential goods like food and gas.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

“Poor White People”: Sick Leftist Suggests Waukesha Killer Acted in “Self-Defense”

A left-wing social justice activist responded to the horrific tragedy at a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin by sardonically commenting “poor white people” and joking that the murderer acted in “self-defense” against the crowd.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Arbery Trial Judge Delivers Massive Blow to the Defense on Eve of Closing Statements

Authored by Jonathan Turley

In the Georgia trial over the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, Judge Timothy Walmsley delivered a haymaker to the defense on the very eve of closing statements.

The court ruled that Georgia’s prior citizen’s arrest law is only applicable if a person sees a felony committed and acts without delay.

The ruling could be “outcome determinative” in the case by stripping away the core defense that these men were chasing a person suspected of a series of crimes over the last year.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Beto O’Rourke: Rittenhouse Saga ‘Makes the Case’ Against AR-15s

Beto O’Rourke suggested during an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union that the Kyle Rittenhouse saga “makes the case” against AR-15 ownership.

[Comment: Being anti-gun rights is not going to play well in Texas.]

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Biden Thanksgiving is Most Expensive Ever as Traditional Dinner Cost Soars 14%

The cost of providing a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner to 10 people in 2021 is 14% higher than a year ago, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual survey.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Bidenflation Meets Breadenflation? UK Bread Prices Set to Rise 20 Per Cent

The U.S. isn’t the only nation looking at a more expensive Thanksgiving season, with UK bread prices set to climb by up to 20 per cent in the coming weeks, it is claimed.

The cost of bread in Britain follows soaring wheat prices, which is understood to be the result of increasing fuel costs as well as rising global demand.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Breaking: Kyle Rittenhouse Slams Biden, Former Lawyers Lin Wood, John Pierce in Tucker Carlson Interview

Kyle Rittenhouse slammed President Biden and former lawyers Lin Wood and John Pierce during an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Monday; Rittenhous said President Biden “defamed” his character and his former lawyers allegedly took advantage of him.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

California BLM Supporter Accused of Driving Into Crowd Had Her Rights Violated During Hearing, Judge Rules

A California supporter of Black Lives Matter had her constitutional rights violated at a recent hearing over whether she should face trial on accusations that she deliberately drove into a crowd of counterprotesters in September 2020, a judge ruled Friday, according to a report.

During the hearing, Tatiana Turner’s defense attorney was not given a chance to present witnesses or arguments on Turner’s behalf, Orange County Superior Judge Michael Leversen ruled, according to the Orange County Register.

“The court finds the defendant was denied a substantial constitutional right,” Leversen said, according to the newspaper.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Candace Owens Raises Over $200,000 for Cop Fired After Having Donated to Kyle Rittenhouse Fund

Conservative commentator Candace Owens raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for a Virginia police officer who was fired for supporting Kyle Rittenhouse.

Owens presented Police Lt. William Kelly a giant check for $202,000 on The Daily Wire’s “Candace” after he was let go by the Norfolk Police Department in April for having anonymously contributed to Rittenhouse’s defense fund.

In a preview clip first shared with Fox News, Owens told her audience she wanted to offer the ultimate response to the backlash Kelly and his family had faced for “siding with the truth.”

[Comment: $200,000 is not that much, considering Bidenflation.]

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

CNN Publishes Op-Ed: “Nothing More Frightening Than an Angry White Man”

CNN published a front page op-ed in the aftermath of the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict titled, “There’s Nothing More Frightening Today Than an Angry White Man.”

The timing of the article is somewhat awkward given that a black career criminal just ploughed through a Christmas parade in Wisconsin, killing at least five and injuring dozens more, some of them children.

The op-ed, which is written by John Blake, attempts to smear Rittenhouse by lumping him in with QAnon radicals and others who took part in the January 6 raid on the Capitol as well as white supremacists who attended the ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Colorado Officials Scrapping “Sex Offender” Term, Citing “Negative Effects”

Authored by Naveen Athrappully via The Epoch Times

A Colorado board voted on Friday to no longer recognize the term “sex offender” in official documentation for people who commit sexual offenses to reflect so-called “person-first” language.

The Colorado Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB), which controls treatment standards for people convicted of sex crimes, voted 10-6 to call offenders “adults who commit sexual offenses” in its standards and guidelines for sex offenders.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Commission Cautions Against “Objectivity” In Journalism and Calls for Censorship of “Misinformation”

The Aspen Institute has released the results of its study on how to protect the public from “misinformation.” The 16-person Commission on Information Disorder recommended more censorship, warning misinformation propagated other issues such as social injustice.

Last week, the Aspen Institute published an 80-page report on how to fight misinformation and disinformation. The long-standing solution to misinformation is better information. However, the organization insisted that the best solution is censorship.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Critic Blasts ‘Dangerous’ Facebook Power After Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict

Facebook exerts dangerous power over public discourse — and Exhibit A is the tech giant’s censorship of commentary on the Kyle Rittenhouse case, a media critic told The Post Saturday.

Rittenhouse was acquitted Friday of all charges against him stemming from the shooting of three men during riots in Kenosha, Wisc., last August. Two of those men, Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, died of their injuries. Rittenhouse acted in lawful self-defense, a Wisconsin jury ruled.

Though Rittenhouse is legally presumed innocent until proven otherwise, the court of Facebook was considerably less impartial.

“One of the big things that they did was manipulate the search engine so you couldn’t even find any references to Kyle Rittenhouse,” Dan Gainor, vice president of the Media Research Center, told The Post. “They’re out of touch with normal people.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Democratic Alderman Criticizes Lori Lightfoot for ‘Refusing to Acknowledge Any Fault’ For City’s Crime

Democratic Chicago Alderman Raymond Lopez said Monday that Mayor Lori Lightfoot “refuses to acknowledge any fault” in the city’s ongoing crime wave and that she has “lost control.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

DOJ Intervenes in Trump Lawsuit Against Twitter

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a “Notice of Intervention” in the Trump v. Twitter lawsuit. Trump filed a lawsuit against the social media platform for permanently banning him following the January 6 riot at the US Capitol.

The DOJ’s intervention is in the defense of Section 230, a piece of legislation that protects online platforms from liability from content posted by users. The DOJ wants to point out the constitutionality of the legislation.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Exclusive — Former Rittenhouse Lawyer: I Hope ‘Kyle Will File Numerous Defamation Claims, Including Against the Sitting President’

John Pierce, former defense attorney for Kyle Rittenhouse, told SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday host Joel Pollak that President Joe Biden’s and Vice President Kamala Harris’s slanderous derision of his former client as a “white supremacist” exposes them to charges of defamation.

“I absolutely believe it is actionable,” Pierce said regarding the defamatory statements Biden and Harris made about Rittenhouse.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Fans at a Morgan Wallen Concert Chant ‘F**k Joe Biden

Some fans at a Morgan Wallen concert made it clear they’re not big fans of President Joe Biden.

In a video tweeted Monday morning by Old Row, fans at the country music star’s concert in Little Rock, Arkansas this past weekend broke out in a “F**k Joe Biden” chant.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Illinois County Democratic Party Official Resigns After Calling Sunday Parade Massacre “Karma” For Rittenhouse Acquittal

A former official with the DuPage County Democratic Party in Illinois has come under fire for callous comments suggesting that Sunday night’s mass murder at a Wisconsin Christmas parade was “karma” for the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, according to Fox News.

Mary Lemanski, who was listed as the social media director for the Democratic Party chapter as of this morning, and whose name was removed minutes ago, mocked the Waukesha parade massacre that left at least five dead and 40 injured as “probably just self-defense,” and “karma” following the verdict in Kenosha.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Lightfoot Says Rittenhouse Judge ‘Put His Thumb on the Scale’ During Murder Trial

While Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says that she respect’s the jury’s acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in his Wisconsin murder trial, she had some strong words for Judge Bruce Schroeder’s handling of the case, saying that the judge “put his thumb on the scale” with some of his actions during the trial.

Speaking Monday at a press conference, Lightfoot says that the jury in the case was well-aware of their heavy responsibilities in the case, but that they took cues from Schroeder’s actions, which included allowing Rittenhouse to participate in the selection process of the final jury and in his interactions with prosecutors in the case.

“I’m an old trial lawyer, and I know when I see a judge putting his thumb on a scale for a particular result, I was not at all surprised,” she said. “Did he do well excluding evidence, not allowing the deceased to be called victims, not letting certain things go?”…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Long Island Man Sentenced for Attempting to Join ISIS

A Long Island man has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for attempting to provide support and resources in an effort to join the terrorist organization ISIS.

Elvis Redzepagic, age 30, of Commack, was sentenced on Friday, Nov. 19, after pleading guilty in April, said Breon Peace, US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York,

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Loudoun County Sheriff Says School District Enabled Second Sexual Assault

The Loudoun County sheriff accused the school district’s superintendent of taking actions that enabled a male student who had sexually assaulted a girl in a girls’ restroom to go on to assault another student in another public school. The sheriff also questioned the superintendent’s promised investigation into the assaults.

Loudoun County Sheriff Michael Chapman made these claims in response to Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Superintendent Scott Ziegler, who had sent a letter accusing Chapman’s office of failing to meet the requirements of Virginia law in notifying LCPS about the charges the male student faced.

Chapman’s letter noted that Ziegler knew about the May 28 assault at Stone Bridge High School “the day it occurred,” and he noted that Juvenile Intake notified LCPS of the student’s arrest on July 9.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Meet the Progressive DA Behind the Waukesha Bail Catastrophe

“When we pay too little attention to the underlying causes and characteristics of individuals in the criminal justice system, we make significant errors, which can lead to greater problems,” Milwaukee County district attorney John Chisholm wrote in a 2019 paper about criminal justice reform.

That was before Chisholm conceded Monday that he had set an “inappropriately low” bail amount earlier this month when Darrell Edward Brooks Jr., the lead suspect in Sunday’s deadly car rampage in Waukesha, Wis., was arrested for domestic abuse and eluding police. Chisholm has been a leading figure among “progressive prosecutors,” leftwing lawmen who favor diversionary programs and community-building to locking up criminal defendants. His handling of the Brooks case is already sparking blowback to their growing influence over the justice system, much of which has been boosted by financial contributions from the leftwing billionaire George Soros.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Milwaukee DA Admits They Really Screwed Up Letting Waukesha Suspect Out on Bond Just Days Before Christmas Parade Attack

The Milwaukee County District attorney’s office admitted Monday they screwed up letting the Waukesha crash suspect out on bond just days earlier and announced an “internal review of the decision,” according to a letter obtained by a local reporter.

“The most recent case against Mr. [Darrell] Brooks was appropriately charged,” the office said, noting on Nov. 5 the office charged Brooks with Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Felony Bail Jumping, Battery, Obstructing an Officer and Disorderly Conduct. “The State made a cash bail request in this case of $1,000, which was set by the court. The defendant posted $1,000 cash bail on November 11, resulting in his release from custody.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

NASA Taking Aim at Asteroid is First Step Toward Planetary Defense

Nov. 21 (UPI) — NASA’s plan to whack an asteroid with a spacecraft to be launched late Tuesday from California is intended to provide insight into how humanity might prevent a collision with a planet-killing space rock, space agency officials said.

For the first time, a spacecraft will attempt next fall to smash into an asteroid as an experiment to show how such a space body could be deflected if it were headed toward Earth, Lori Glaze, NASA’s director of planetary science, said Sunday in a press conference.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

NASA Announces Discovery of 301 New Exoplanets

Nov. 22 (UPI) — NASA scientists have discovered another 301 exoplanets — those outside the solar system.

The new discoveries bring the total of validated exoplanets to 4,569 since the discovery of the first ones in the mid-1990s.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

North Dakota Man Who Attacked Republican US Senator’s Office With Axe: ‘I am Antifa’

A far-left North Dakota man who was convicted in federal court for attacking a Republican US senator’s office with an axe has ties to Antifa, The Post Millennial can report.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

NY Times ‘Experts’ Says Face Masks Could Become Permanent

The New York Times has published an article citing “experts” who say mask wearing is now “normalized” and could remain in place permanently even when the pandemic ends.

Titled ‘When Can the Covid Masks Finally Come Off?’, the article explores when it’s likely the restrictions will come to an end, but then concludes that mask wearing may never end.

The piece cites scientists who say the general public “should be prepared to put masks back on in the event of future surges” and that older adults should continue to wear them anyway.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Poll: Only 3 Out of 10 Americans Say the Country is Doing ‘Well’ Under Biden

Just three out of 10 Americans think the country is doing “somewhat well” under President Joe Biden, according to a new CBS News/YouGov poll released Sunday.

The poll, conducted between Nov. 15-19 among 2,058 U.S. adults, found that just 26% of adults think things are going “somewhat well,” while just four percent think things are going “very well.” The poll had a margin of error of three points.

Meanwhile, 37% of those polled said things are going “somewhat badly” while 33% said things are going “very badly.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Rittenhouse Attorney Richards: My Advice to Kyle Would be Change Your Name, Start Life Over

Kyle Rittenhouse attorney Mark Richards said Monday on Fox News Channel’s “The Story” that his advice to his 18-year-old client was “change his name and start his life over.”

Richards said, “I think there’s a lot of people want to use Kyle for their own means. I think the way the Rittenhouse name right now has trended on Twitter — and that’s what we live in, is a Twitter society — people want to use his name, get it out there so they can get some publicity. I think it’s cheap. That’s what I think.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

San Jose Lululemon Ransacked as Bay-Area Looting Continues for 3rd Straight Night

Looters struck California’s Bay Area again and hit a Lululemon store in San Jose, marking the third consecutive night a store in the region was ransacked.

The suspects arrived at the store around 6:30 p.m., pilfered merchandise, and fled the area, KPIX reports. The suspects were no longer at the scene when authorities arrived. Law enforcement could not provide further details on the matter.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Sheriff Announces Criminal Charges Against Election Commission

RACINE COUNTY, WI — The sheriff of Racine County has announced that they are filing criminal charges against five of the six members of the Wisconsin Election Commission (WEC).

In a release issued on their Facebook page, Sheriff Schmaling said that the charges have been referred to the Racine County District Attorney, Patricia Hanson.

The Sheriff’s Office has called on state attorney general Josh Kaul to launch an investigation into what they called illegal directives issued by the WEC, most specifically, the directive to not use the Special Voting Deputy process as required by state statute 6.875…

The recommended charges are the same for each commissioner, and include:

  • Misconduct in Public Office in violation of Wis. Stat. § 946.12(2) (Felony)
  • Election Fraud — Election Official Assisting with Violations in violation of Wis. Stat. § 12.13(2)(b)7 (Felony)…

           — Hat tip: Anonymous [Return to headlines]
 

Soros-Stooge Chesa Boudin Suddenly “Outraged” As Wave of Shoplifting Gangs Sweeps Bay Area

Authored by Monica Showalter via AmericanThinker.com

There’s nothing like a smarmy, smug, leftist who’s realized he’s cooked his own goose.

Which brings us to the case of Chesa Boudin, the district attorney of San Francisco who’s effectively legalized shoplifting in the name of “criminal justice reform.” He’s prompted massive store closures with ugly videos of broad daylight robberies on large and small stores. Boudin’s refusal to prosecute has turned San Francisco into another socialist crime-pit, Caracas. And now, like his mentor Hugo Chavez, he’s facing a voter recall.

Which seems to be concentrating his mind given that he’s suddenly changing his tune — and comically enough, fooling no one.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Suspect in SUV Attack Posted Violent Anti-White Threats, BLM Rhetoric

Although early reports suggested that he was fleeing the scene of a crime, others have noted that the social media footprint of the suspect in the SUV massacre contains numerous anti-white violent threats in addition to pro-BLM rhetoric.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

‘The Revolution Has Started’: BLM Activist Claims, Without Evidence, Wisconsin Attack Might be Retribution for Rittenhouse Verdict

Black Lives Matter activist Vaun L. Mayes suggested that the Waukesha, Wisconsin incident, that killed five people Sunday evening, may have been a reaction to the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

The Strange Incident in Waukesha

BLM supporting, anti-white violent criminal ploughs through crowd of white people, but it has nothing to do with race or politics.

Whatever the truth behind the tragedy in Waukesha, it will be swiftly brushed under the carpet by the media because it doesn’t fit the narrative.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

University of California to Permanently Remove Standardized Testing for Admission

Authored by Alice Sun via The Epoch Times

The University of California (UC) Board of Regents announced Nov. 18 to eliminate standardized tests from the admission process, without any alternative exam to be adopted in the foreseeable future.

The board originally approved in May 2020 the removal of standardized testing—for applications for admission to the nine UC colleges—and planned to put an alternative test in place of ACT and SAT by 2024.

During the board’s meeting on Thursday, the regents reached a consensus to keep exams out of admission requirements for a longer time, in favor of practices promoting educational equity and quality.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Video: Justin Blake Declares ‘Black Economic Attack’ Against Kenosha Car Lot

KENOSHA, Wisconsin — Justin Blake, uncle of Jacob Blake who was shot by Kenosha Police Department officers during the summer of 2020, marched with protesters on Sunday and declared a “Black Economic Attack” on a local car lot he accused of working with a militia. Blake’s comments followed a verdict of not guilty handed down by the jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.

“I want y’all to see the first Black Economic Attack is gonna be on this shop right there,” Blake told the marchers while pointing to a local car lot. “This [unintelligible] wanted to protect cars over the protection of lives.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Video: MSNBC Race Baiter Calls Rittenhouse “Murderous White Supremacist”

One day after Kyle Rittenhouse was found innocent on all counts by a jury in Wisconsin, MSNBC race baiter Tiffany Cross stumbled into a sure fire defamation suit by labelling Rittenhouse a “little murderous white supremacist.”

In a Saturday broadcast, Cross declared “I find these people disgusting,” adding “I’m disgusted at what I’m seeing.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Video: MSNBC Declares Thanksgiving is About White People Celebrating “Genocide and Violence” Against Blacks

MSNBC took five minutes out of its race baiting coverage of the Rittenhouse case to remind its extremist viewers (there can’t be many left) that Thanksgiving is coming up and that it is a celebration of… you guessed it, white supremacy.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Video: Pelosi Describes Massive Climate Change Spending as “A Religious Thing”

Critics of climate alarmism often level the charge that activists are engaging in a kind of religious fervour, and now Nancy Pelosi has provided more ammunition on this very front by calling the Democrats’ massive spending on ‘green’ policies “a religious thing.”

Describing the House passage of the massive ‘Build Back’ spending bill this past weekend, of which $550 billion is earmarked for combatting climate change, Pelosi said “For me, it’s a religious thing.”

She explained, “I believe this is God’s creation and we have a moral obligation to be good stewards.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Waukesha Massacre Suspect Charged With Five Counts of Murder

Update (1415ET): Despite what CNN is peddling, Waukesha police believe Sunday’s parade massacre was intentional.

According to CBS Chicago, Darrell Brooks, 39, has been charged with five counts of murder. According to the police chief, the deaths were “not a terrorist event.”

The dead range in age from 52 to 81.

More on Brooks’ past via CBS Chicago:

CBS 2 found records for another ongoing case from July, 2020. He was charged with two counts of recklessly endangering safety with use of a dangerous weapon, and possession of a firearm/convicted of felony. He pleaded not guilty in this case.

In 2011 Brooks was found guilty on a resisting/obstructing an officer charge.

In 2010, he was found guilty on strangulation and suffocation felony charges in Wood County.

In 1999, he was found guilty on substantial battery-intend bodily harm, a felony.

Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson gave no immediate details about the person or any possible motive.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Waukesha Christmas Parade: Who Were the Victims?

Officials have released the names of five people who died when a speeding vehicle drove into a Christmas parade in the town of Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Sunday.

Police are seeking to charge the driver of the vehicle, 39-year-old Darrell Edward Brooks Jr, with five counts of intentional homicide.

The victims were between the ages of 52 and 81. Nearly 50 other people — including a Catholic priest and schoolchildren — were injured and dozens remain in local hospitals.

Here’s what we know about those who died…

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Waukesha Christmas Parade: SUV Driver ID’d, 5 Dead, 48 Injured

WAUKESHA, Wis. — The chaos at Waukesha’s Christmas Parade on Sunday, Nov. 21 has resulted in five deaths and 48 injured. The theme of this year’s parade was “Comfort and Joy,” but it has been anything but the last 24 hours in Waukesha.

“Last night, our wonderful Waukesha Christmas Parade became the scene of a horrific tragedy,” said Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly.

Waukesha’s Christmas Parade unfolded in terror.

Sunday’s parade began at 4 p.m. at Main and Whiterock. Thirty-nine minutes in, a red 2010 Ford Escape can be seen speeding through the crowd.

“That image is just stuck in my head like you see the car hit… it’s horrible. I feel like I can hear the screams, said Kaylee Staral.

Staral says she can’t quite wrap her head around Sunday’s attack at the Christmas parade in downtown Waukesha.

The Marquette University junior was there with her family who just moved to the city this summer.

“You just hear a bunch of screaming. And like the first thought is maybe it’s Santa Claus, right? Maybe Santa’s at the end of the parade and he’s coming down and people are excited. But it’s very clear, very quickly, that it’s not,” she said.

Video from main street Sunday showed the aftermath of a crowd in chaos, bag chairs abandoned, parents carrying their children away to safety, as first responders established a perimeter around their crime scene…

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Wisconsin Christmas Parade Witness Recalls ‘Fully Intentional’ Attack: We’re ‘Lucky to be Alive’

Five killed, more than 40 injured after driver mows down parade-goers

Residents of Waukesha, Wisconsin are grieving after a tragic attack on their town’s Christmas parade Sunday night and witness Thomas Kluka, who protected his family from being hit, voiced on “The Story with Martha MacCallum” that the driver seemed to have malicious intent.

“It was fully intentional,” Kluka said. “He was trying to go around all the floats and everything and that’s how he got so close to us.”

He attended the parade with his wife and young daughter who he saved from being hit by the driver by pushing her out of harm’s way. The driver sped down the block where the parade marched on, killing five and injuring more than 40 people.

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‘Pipelines Will be Blown Up, ‘ Says David Suzuki, If Leaders Don’t Act on Climate Change

David Suzuki, the godfather of the Canadian environmental movement, warned over the weekend that if politicians don’t act to reverse climate change, there could be attacks against oil and gas infrastructure.

“We’re in deep, deep doo-doo,” said Suzuki Saturday, speaking at an Extinction Rebellion protest on Vancouver Island. “This is what we’re come to. The next stage after this, there are going to be pipelines blown up if our leaders don’t pay attention to what’s going on.”

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Austria’s COVID Lockdown is Dampening the Mood During This Holiday Season

Austrians savored one last mulled wine in packed Christmas markets before the curtain came down on the holiday season that was just getting underway, plunging the country that gave the world “Silent Night” into its fourth lockdown of this pandemic on Monday.

The capital, Vienna, awoke groggily to the new restrictions, with people heading to work, to bring children to school or to exercise outdoors, more or less as usual.

This was not the draconian lockdown of the pandemic’s dawn in 2020, when movements were strictly monitored and discouraged. Police cars circulated, in keeping with government promises to step up controls, but no spot checks were being made.

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Austrian Government Warns of ‘Radicalisation’ After Weekend of Lockdown Protests

Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer warned of increasing signs of “radicalisation” among anti-lockdown protestors as the country entered a full lockdown for all residents this week.

Minister Nehammer made his remarks following a protest against the lockdowns on Saturday in Vienna that saw an estimated 38-40,000 people take to the streets, the largest protest against Wuhan coronavirus restrictions since the start of the pandemic.

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Czech Protesters Demand ‘Freedom’ as New COVID Restrictions Go Into Effect for the Unvaccinated

Protesters marched through the Czech capital of Prague on Monday to decry the government’s restrictions on unvaccinated people as new infections soared in the European Union nation.

The protesters, who numbered in the hundreds, demanded “Freedom!” for the unvaccinated and rejected the government’s push for people to get their vaccine shots.

They carried posters with pictures of politicians — including Prime Minister Andrej Babis, Health Minister Adam Vojtech and leading epidemiologists — calling them traitors. Unlike recent rallies in the Netherlands and Brussels, this protest was peaceful. The crowd was significantly smaller than a similar demonstration last week.

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Czechia: Babis Says He Might Run for President

On Facebook, Prime Minister Andrej Babis admitted he was interested in running for president, but said any candidacy was conditional on collecting a sufficient number of signatures from citizens.

Earlier, Babis stated that President Milos Zeman would like him to run for the post.

The prime minister noted that everyone was asking him about the presidential election.

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Facebook’s New Privacy Feature is Delayed After Complaints From UK Government

In 2019, Facebook announced plans to make end-to-end encryption the default across all its messaging services, including Facebook Messenger and Instagram’s direct messages. Now, the company has announced that those plans have been put on hold until 2023 after complaints from the UK government who believe allowing users more privacy would get in the way of law enforcement.

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Insulate Britain: M25 Protests Costs Surrey Police £110k

Dealing with Insulate Britain protests on the M25 in Surrey cost the county’s police force about £110,000.

Activists began a wave of protests two months ago, blocking the M25, roads in London and elsewhere in the UK.

A Freedom of Information request by the Local Democracy Reporting Service found Surrey Police staff worked about 4,221 overtime hours handling protests.

An Insulate Britain spokesperson said it recognised its actions had been disruptive.

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Irish Rubgy Team is Too Irish!

The Irish rugby team is too white and too Irish, and apparently that’s a problem.

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Police Arrest 119 People at Protest to Support Jailed Insulate Britain Activists

Police arrested 119 people during protests to support the nine Insulate Britain activists who were jailed last week.

Over a hundred protesters blocked roads in central London on Saturday in defiance of the same injunction that got their peers locked up.

Police said they arrested 30 activists on Lambeth Bridge and 94 at Vauxhall Cross, with all later released under investigation.

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Polish PM’s Baltic Tour: Morawiecki Visits Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia

Mateusz Morawiecki’s visit to Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia in less than a day opens up a new diplomatic offensive which is meant to strengthen European unity in face of an increasingly brutal forms of hybrid warfare and inhumane blackmail utilized by the governments of Russia and Belarus.

This is the right move from Poland’s government. First, it is smart for those nations most affected by migration pressure — Poland, Lithuania and Latvia — or threatened by it (Estonia from the side of Russia), to produce a unified response. Yet, this also involves nations which, as Morawiecki underlined, remember Soviet rule and are seeing the similarities between today’s methods and that period, which are made up of propaganda, lies, cynicism and lack of respect for human lives and international law.

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Revealed: Scottish Vax Passport App Has Shared User Data With Post Office, Amazon, Others

It has been revealed that the Scottish government has been sharing personal data from users of their vaccine status app with a variety of private companies.

It also appears evident that people who downloaded and used the controversial “vaccine passport” app were in no way informed that their data was to be shared at any point.

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Rights Groups Push Back Against Greece’s “Fake News” Law

On November 11, the Greek Parliament passed a law that criminalized “fake news.” Human Rights Watch has called on the government to revoke the law as it violates the press freedom and the freedom of expression.

The law was an amendment from a similar law passed in 2019 that introduced penalties for “whoever, publicly or via the internet, spreads or disseminates false news in any way, causing fear to an indefinite number of people or to a certain circle or category of persons, who are thus forced to carry out unplanned acts or to cancel them, at the risk of cause of damage to the economy, tourism or defense capacity of the country or disrupt its international relations.”

The punishment was three years in prison or a fine.

The amended law criminalized spreading fake news “capable of causing concern or fear to the public or undermining public confidence in the national economy, the country’s defense capacity or public health.”

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Shocking Disregard for Life: Donald Tusk Caught by Polish Police While Driving 57 Kmh Over the Speed Limit in Residential Area

When a prominent politician breaks the law, news of the incident tends to spread very quickly. In the case of one of the most powerful politicians in Poland, the fact that he put other lives at risk with his driving is national news.

On Saturday in Wisniewo in central Poland, the police stopped a driver who was speeding at 107 km/h in a residential area where the speed limit was 50 km/h. The driver turned out to be Donald Tusk who was fined PL 500 (€106), had his driver’s license suspended for three months and received 10 penalty points.

Tusk is the former Polish prime minister and former President of the European Council. He is also the current leader of the opposition’s Civic Platform (PO).

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Top Czech Politician Calls for Overthrowing Belarusian ‘Dictator’ Lukashenko

The chairwoman of TOP 09 and the head of the Chamber of Deputies, Markéta Pekarova Adamova, said at Saturday party’s assembly that it was necessary to support the Belarusian opposition and “finally overthrow dictator Lukashenko.”

Later in the press conference, she tempered her statement, saying that the Belarusian opposition needed to be supported to bring the country to democracy.

According to Pekarova, human rights should be one of the priorities of the Czech presidency of the EU Council next year.

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UK Government Wants Facebook to Meet Its Censorship Demands Faster

Facebook is facing renewed pressure to take timely action against Covid-related content that contradicts major health authorities after it was revealed it acted slowly against most of the take-down demands from the UK government.

A previously unpublished exchange between Facebook’s vice president of global affairs Sir Nick Clegg and former UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden revealed that Facebook did not remove 30% of misleading posts within 8 hours of a takedown request from the UK government.

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UK: ‘We Have Lost Control’: Panicking Tory MPs Turn on Priti Patel Over Channel Migrant Crisis as She Warns There is No ‘Simple Solution’ And Ministers Blame France for Refusing to Crack Down

Panicking Tory MPs turned on Priti Patel today accusing her of ‘losing control’ of the Channel migrants crisis, after the arrival of hundreds more people at the weekend.

The Home Secretary was assailed by politicians from across the political divide as she faced questions in the House of Commons.

The number of people who have made the dangerous journey across the English Channel in small boats this year has tripled the total for all of 2020.

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UK: ‘Outrageous!’ — Government Pulls Support Funding for Victims of Child Rape Grooming Gangs in Rotherham

The British government has made an “outrageous” decision to end a £500,000 grant intended to support victims of child sexual exploitation at the hands of grooming gangs in Rotherham, a local MP has said.

In a letter to Labour MP Sarah Champion, the government’s parliamentary under-secretary of state for children and families, Will Quince MP said that the grant — which was meant to cover additional costs for social care for victims in the Operation Stovewood investigation — will end.

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UK: Absolutely a Conservative, Honest! Boris Quotes Lenin to Promote Build Back Greener

Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson quoted communist dictator Vladimir Lenin to promote his Build Back Better green agenda in a speech delivered to business leaders on Monday.

Speaking at the Port of Tyne in South Shields at the opening session of the annual Confederation of British Industry (CBI) on Monday morning, Mr Johnson used a quote from the former Soviet Union dictator to frame his vision for a “green industrial revolution”.

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UK: Health Secretary Javid Rules Out Mandatory Vaccines for Britons

British Health Secretary Sajid Javid has ruled out the possibility of compulsory coronavirus vaccinations being implemented in the UK.

In response to whether Britain would be following the likes of Austria in mandating vaccines, Mr Javid bluntly stated “no” on Sunday.

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UK: Peak Woke: University Bans Phrase ‘Trigger Warning’ For Triggering Students

An elite British university has banned the phrase “trigger warning” because the term may in itself be too “provocative” and trigger students.

The University of Warwick in the West Midlands region of England first officially introduced trigger warnings in classes in 2019 to prepare students for supposedly upsetting or offensive content. However, the school still received several complaints from students surrounding material within drama and literature courses.

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UK: Watch: Health Worker Begs Protesters to Move So He Can Go See Sick Child

Footage has emerged showing a desperate NHS worker being denied the right to get through a road blockage by eco-warrior protesters to reach his sick child.

In a video posted online, the NHS worker is seen begging with protesters to stop blocking a busy road in London in a bid to get to his young child.

The roadblock comes as environmentalist protesters blockaded numbers of roads and brought London to a standstill to hit back at the jailing of nine Insulate Britain members.

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Will Czechia’s New Government Abandon Hungary and Poland?

During the years that Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis held office, the Visegrad Four (V4) countries have presented a mostly unified front against the political expansion of the European super-state, with only reluctant Slovakia occasionally lagging behind in its enthusiasm for regional interests over orders from Brussels. The governments in Prague and Budapest were very close in their interpretation of migration policies, family values and a resistance to progressive ideologies from the West.

Prime ministers Babis and Viktor Orban even considered each other to be friends.

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ISIS Using TikTok to Recruit Suicide Bombers to Carry Out Attacks Around Christmas: Report

The terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) has been found to be using the short-video social media platform TikTok to recruit young suicide bombers to carry out attacks during Christmas celebrations. According to a report published in Sun, there are dozens of accounts on the platform posting ISIS propaganda.

TikTok, a popular platform among youth, is being used to incite hatred towards non-Muslims.

The report suggests that one of the videos that they come across urged the supporters to initiate terrorist attacks in the Western countries during the Christmas holidays to induce mass casualty. The video described Christmas as “the celebration of the Kufar and Crusaders”. It said, “They do not believe in Allah, and they make fun of the sacred. They are Shaytan (Devil) slaves.” The video showed several scenes of Christmas markets and celebrations, and the narrator added, “Prepare yourself, O soldier of Allah to shed the blood of these Kufar.”

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Australian Army Begins Transferring COVID-Positive Cases, Contacts to Quarantine Camps

The Australian army has begun forcibly removing residents in the Northern Territories to the Howard Springs quarantine camp located in Darwin, after nine new Covid-19 cases were identified in the community of Binjari. The move comes after hard lockdowns were instituted in the communities of both Binjari and nearby Rockhole on Saturday night.

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New Files Detail Level of Julian Assange’s Prison Torment

Authored by Kit Klarenberg via TheGrayZone.com

Documents provided exclusively to The Grayzone detail Canberra’s abandonment of Julian Assange, an Australian citizen, and provide shocking details of his prison suffering… Was the government of Australia aware of the US Central Intelligence Agency plot to assassinate Julian Assange, an Australian citizen and journalist arrested and now imprisoned under unrelentingly bleak, harsh conditions in the UK?

Why have the country’s elected leaders refused to publicly advocate for one of its citizens, who has been held on dubious charges and subjected to torture by a foreign power, according to UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer? What does Canberra know about Julian’s fate and when did it know it?

The Grayzone has obtained documents revealing that the Australian government has since day one been well-aware of Julian’s cruel treatment inside London’s maximum security Belmarsh Prison, and has done little to nothing about it. It has, in fact, turned a cold shoulder to the jailed journalist despite hearing his testimony of conditions “so bad that his mind was shutting down.”

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Berlin Again Rejects Lukashenka Proposal That Germany Should Take 2,000 Migrants

Germany has again rejected a proposal by Alyaksandr Lukashenka that it take in some 2,000 migrants currently in the former Soviet republic after Belarus’s authoritarian ruler accused European officials of failing to engage with Minsk on solving the problem and warning it could lead to armed conflict.

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‘Fortress Hungary’ Still Stands, Hungary’s Justice Minister Tells German Paper

Despite the ruling of the European Court of Justice on Hungary’s so-called “Stop Soros” law and the European Commission’s efforts to impose migrants on the country, “fortress Hungary still stands,” Justice Minister Judit Varga told German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in an interview.

In the interview published Saturday in the conservative German newspaper, the Hungarian minister of justice spoke about the ruling of the European Court of Justice on Tuesday that Hungary had violated EU law by criminalizing the activity of facilitating the initiation of asylum proceedings for persons not eligible for international protection.

She said the court was attacking the very law that is intended to protect Europe from illegal migration and its illegal support, “so in essence, the European Court of Justice and the European Commission want Hungary to allow illegal migrants.”

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Italy: Moroccan Man Accused of Robbing and Raping 80-Year-Old Woman in Her Home

Following several months of investigations, Italian police have arrested a 28-year-old Moroccan man who’s believed to have robbed and raped an elderly woman in Termoli, a fishing town on the Adriatic coast.

The suspect, who at this point has yet to be named, was arrested last week in the city of Florence after officers from carabinieri spotted him walking down the street. Upon his arrest, the Moroccan was subsequently transferred to the Solliciano prison where he will stay while he awaits trial, the Italian daily La Nazione reports.

The arrest comes roughly three months after the suspect, who had been in the process of burglarizing the victim’s home, is said to have attacked and raped the elderly woman after he realized that she was in the house. Following the sexual assault, the 28-year-old migrant is said to have fled the scene with gold, cash, and other valuables that had been in the victim’s home.

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Migrants May Try Route Through Ukraine, Slovakia, And Czechia

After unsuccessful attempts to cross the Belarusian-Polish border, a group of about 5,000 migrants could try to get to Western Europe via Ukraine, Slovakia, and Czechia, reported the Polish Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper and the Slovak Markiza TV channel.

At the same time, Ukrainian border guards announced that they had stopped 15 migrants pretending to be tourists on the border with Belarus. According to Reuters, this was the first such case since the migration crisis broke out on the border between Belarus and its neighbors from the European Union.

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Sea-Watch 4 Rescues More Than 100 Migrants in the Central Mediterranean

The migrant rescue ship Sea-Watch 4 has reportedly rescued 107 migrants on Monday, 22 November, among whom is a one-day-old baby.

Rescuers say that with this last rescue, the total number of persons onboard rose to 482, and have called for urgent permission to port, in order to disembark the migrants.

The latest rescue follows similar operations in the central Mediterranean last week, which saw the boat rescuing 120 people on Thursday. and 148 people on Sunday, in 4 operations.

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‘We Defend Europe’ — Polish PM Delivers Message to the World

A video published over the weekend concerning the current Polish border crisis entitled “We defend Europe — message by Polish PM Morawiecki” is being shared widely on social media.

The video shows scenes in which illegal migrants are forcing the Polish-Belarusian border and includes a presentation in which Belarusian soldiers, who are observing the whole assault, are highlighted in red. The video also explains how the Belarusian government is actively transferring migrants to the border in a detailed way.

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12 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/22/2021

  1. Aside from Kyle ( Congratulations, and good luck to the kid).
    So- Called natives have no legal or historical claim to land ownership in North America.
    These people were stone age savages. They had no written language; therefore they have no history!
    They had no legal system and no system of property ownership. no property deeds or legal recognition of land ownership.
    therefore , it follows that so-called “natives’ have no claim to land ownership.
    QED.
    This land belongs to the white man.

  2. “In other news, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said that the judge in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial “put his thumb on the scale” in favor of the defendant.”

    For goodness sake. people, especially high-ranking people must not, should not, say random things whimsically, without a solid base and with the presentation of evidence.

    This is not called freedom of speech. This is freedom of stupidity. People must learn

    principles of justice. If there is no justice: no system, no democracy will survive.

    Chaos will rule, as is in the west.

    The best system of democracy is not commensurate with how many 11-year-olds are raped, murders committed, and how easily they are let go free.

    western countries are being undermined by freedom wrongly understood, and by shopping jihadis for votes at the expense of the destruction of the nation.

    Last days people will become selfish and wolves in suits. No neckties as
    hypocritical symbol of humility.

    we need putting limits to evil things with determination, and “others” must not undermine that.

    If someone asks / or builds / a wall to keep out criminals immediately the “rival party” will call out that. That’s criminal when you cannot put an end to criminal

    things and opportunites.

  3. So maybe even the judge can get millions of $ suing for libel, slander, and defamation! Then, if the prosecutors can be disbarred and jailed it will be a complete victory!

  4. The actions of the Polish government exposed the lie of the German chancellor that the border cannot be effectively defended. Ordinary Germans saw it Dear Ned … I know German and I browse German newspapers on the Internet, especially Die Welt, which is not a niche magazine, but a mainstream newspaper, especially I am interested in information about Poland. The comments on the articles posted there are very interesting to read.

    Support for Poland
    Well, reading these comments confirms what is happening on the border, practically 100 percent of commenters fully support the attitude of Poland and the position of the Polish government. There are many thanks for the Polish services, the Polish Army, the Police, and the Border Guard. There are even questions about the account number to which money could be deposited to secure the border and to support the personnel who defend it.

    I have the impression that many Germans are losing confidence in the elite (which is something new in Germany in itself), the result of Merkel’s party is the best example of this, but at the same time they see no sensible alternative. In this context, the current Polish government is a great threat to the status quo, because it shows (and not only says) that a reasonable policy is possible, that an alternative to what the German chancellor did in 2015 does not have to be some “fascism”, some ” fortress-Europe ”, but that it is possible to effectively control the border, and at the same time help political refugees and pursue a reasonable policy of legal emigration.

    I think many Germans would be very surprised, especially in the context of the present defense of the Polish-Belarusian border, that the Polish government, this allegedly extreme-right and nationalist PiS government, presented to them as the embodiment of all evil, issues more permanent residence permits for foreigners than titans of openness such as Germany or France, or that several thousand Belarusians who fled their country after the last elections, found refuge in Poland. Oczywiście niemieckie media głównego nurtu nie będą zainteresowane w szerokim rozpowszechnianiu tej wiedzy, bo wtedy wielu Niemców mogłoby sobie zacząć zadawać pytanie, czy rząd, który przyjął kilkanaście tysięcy uchodźców politycznych, który co roku wydaje kilkaset tysięcy pozwoleń na stały pobyt, czy taki rząd jest rzeczywiście taki „faszystowski”, skrajnie nacjonalistyczny i skrajnie prawicowy. A od tego już tylko jeden krok do pytania, czy rzeczywiście są rzetelnie informowani przez własne media i czy rzeczywiście polityka ich elit jest taka bezalternatywna jak usiłuje się im wmówić.

    Co warto podkreślić, mówimy tu tylko o jednej kwestii – migracji. A przecież na innych polach, chociażby gospodarki, obecny polski rząd też ma duże sukcesy. Być może dlatego jest tak atakowany. Czy w UE ktoś dyskutuje, w kontekście praworządności, o tonącej w korupcji Bułgarii, gdzie w ciągu jednego roku, trzeci raz z rzędu odbyły się wybory parlamentarne? Czy ktoś dyskutuje o zabójstwach niewygodnych dziennikarzy na Słowacji czy Malcie? Czy ktoś dyskutuje o zaczynającej pogrążać się w przestępczości narkotykowej Holandii?

    Kamyk, który wywoła lawinę?
    Można zaryzykować tezę, że to, co teraz robi Polska w sprawie granicy, uruchamia jakąś dynamikę społeczną w Niemczech, której długofalowych skutków jeszcze nie widzimy. Przecież wiemy, że czasami znacznie drobniejsze wydarzenia mogą uruchomić potężne procesy. Myślę, że w Polsce często nie doceniamy, jak wielu ludzi obserwuje co się u nas dzieje. OK, jeszcze zgodzimy się, że kraje Europy środkowo-wschodniej, powiedzmy Słowacja, Litwa, Ukraina. Ale czy na Zachodzie kogoś obchodzi co dzieje się w Polsce? Otóż obchodzi. Dawno nie poświęcano w niemieckich mediach tyle uwagi Polsce.

    Jeżeli pod artykułem w Die Welt czytam komentarz, gdzie ktoś pisze, cytuję z pamięci, w moim tłumaczeniu: „Będąc dzieckiem wypędzonych nigdy nie myślałem, że kiedykolwiek wypowiem tekie słowa – Dziękuję Polsko!”, i słowa „dziękuję Polsko” są w tym niemieckim komentarzu po polsku, zaś pozostałe 100 czy 200 komentarzy jest w podobnym tonie, to wydaje mi się, że coś ważnego zaczyna się zmieniać.

    • Sorry for Polish text..Polish part in English :
      .It is worth emphasizing that we are only talking about one issue here – migration. And yet in other fields, such as the economy, the current Polish government is also very successful. Perhaps that is why it is so attacked. Does anyone in the EU discuss, in the context of the rule of law, about corruption-drowning Bulgaria, where parliamentary elections have been held for the third time in a row in one year? Is anyone discussing the murders of inconvenient journalists in Slovakia or Malta? Is anyone discussing the Netherlands starting to sink into drug crime?

      A pebble that will cause an avalanche?
      One can risk a thesis that what Poland is doing now in the matter of the border triggers some social dynamics in Germany, the long-term effects of which we do not see yet. After all, we know that sometimes much smaller events can trigger powerful processes. I think that in Poland we often underestimate how many people observe what is happening with us. OK, we will also agree that the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, say Slovakia, Lithuania, Ukraine. But does anyone in the West care what is happening in Poland? Well, it does. It has been a long time since the German media paid so much attention to Poland.

      If I read a comment under an article in Die Welt, where someone writes, I quote from memory, in my translation: “As a child of the expelled, I never thought that I would ever say these words – Thank you, Poland!”, And the words “Thank you, Poland” are in this German comment in Polish, and the remaining 100 or 200 comments are in a similar tone, it seems to me that something important is beginning to change.

        • Especially the wealthy desert dwelling 3rd world infiltrators who purchase football clubs art,land,property,scientific and research establishments,military and technological expertise
          to name but a few,while waging war against us.

        • We in Poland allow Ukrainian and Belarusian people..They are Polish by a blood, faith ,language and Culture..Unfortunately Brits and Americans in Yalta 1945 give them as a Slaves to Stalin Communists Russia with our ancestral land..
          This Biblical proportions Crime and Betrayal by USA and UK will never be forgotten..

          • It was the communist/socialist FDR regime that did this. America is, once again, suffering under the hands of the ancestors of these tyrants.

  5. Part 2..Prime Minister Morawiecki German chancellor? :-))
    The headbull was an interview with Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki for Bild. Die Welt reported on this interview on his website. All the comments can be described in one word – enthusiasm for the Polish prime minister. Many commentators regret that such a person is not the German chancellor. At the same time, many commentators pay attention to what the Prime Minister said that the border can be effectively protected and juxtapose these words with Merkel’s statements that the border cannot be protected. This enthusiasm was perhaps too great, because the article was removed from the main page quite quickly.

    I noticed one more interesting thing. Earlier, the issues of the rule of law, the judgment of the Constitutional Tribunal, etc. were covered quite extensively. Mr Fritz is in the lead here, needless to say, that he reports these matters in an extremely biased and unfavorable manner for the Polish government. Well, at the beginning, most of the comments on the alleged attack on the independence of judges, not all, but probably most, were unfavorable to Poland – in the spirit (and in a nutshell) that there are certain rules in the EU and if they do not suit someone, he should leave the EU . And in the spirit that Poles get so much money from the EU that it is enough to turn off the tap and you will immediately bring them to order. But when it comes to the judgment of the Constitutional Tribunal on the superiority of the Constitution over the law of the EU, most comments were favorable – it was emphasized that the EU institutions usurped competences that they do not have. It was also emphasized that the accusation that politicians have an influence on the appointment of judges is simply ridiculous in Germany, because the head of the Constitutional Tribunal there is a party colleague of Merkel.

    The curiosity of the current situation
    A few days ago, Mr. Fritz again proclaimed an article about Poland disregarding the judgments of the EU tribunals. But this propaganda seems to no longer work, because this time 95 percent of the comments were held in the tone that justice issues are an internal matter for the member states and EU institutions should not get involved in it. It was emphasized that the EU and Germany should support Poland for defending the border instead of constantly attacking it. People are asking more and more often why Poland is freezing resources from the reconstruction fund in this situation.

    I have the impression that many people in Germany are beginning to hear the curiosity of the current situation, when Poland makes a huge effort to defend the border, and at the same time is constantly attacked by EU institutions. Some time ago, one of the Karnowski brothers asked in his comment a question – do the German elites really do not hear these shouts of “Germany !, Germany!” on the Polish-Belarusian border. Well, I don’t know about the elite, but ordinary Germans can certainly hear them. You can see it very clearly in the comments. Many people emphasize this, some are even surprised that Poland makes such a great effort, since the target of migrants is Germany anyway. Germany remembers the decision to open the borders in 2015 and the effects of this decision, and observes what is happening on the Polish-Belarusian border with horror.

    Exposing the lie from 2015
    The current crisis has many facets. It is emphasized that we have already won to some extent, because we have shown that we are a country that is able to resist effectively. This is true, but it seems to me that one more aspect should be noticed – the actions of the Polish government have exposed the lie of the German chancellor – that the border cannot be effectively defended. German society sees this very clearly. People are beginning to wonder why Germany cannot protect the border, if Poland can? And they immediately put forward the assumption that maybe they can’t but don’t want to, that is, the political elite doesn’t want to. I have the impression that more and more Germans are starting to lose trust in the German elite. In this context, showing by Poland that a different policy is possible has its strength.

    In our outward-facing communications, Poland highlights two points

    -Firstly, we definitely protect our border, but at the same time we are the EU champion when it comes to legal emigration. Currently, no country in the EU issues as many permits to foreigners for permanent residence as Poland, i.e. at the level of several hundred thousand permits per year.

    -The second issue: after the last elections in Belarus, Poland accepted about 10,000 political refugees. Only this information gives the full picture of the situation. This is something that CNN journalists for example should be told, compared to the fact that not only migrants in the South are not allowed entry in the US, but also political refugees from Cuba. None other than President Obama has signed an agreement with the Cuban regime to send back the so-called boat-people back to Cuba, despite facing political repression there.

    Best regards from the Polish Border .. as the commander of the 6th Wing, the 21st battalion Podhalan Riffles -National Guard ..

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