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Сутенер вместо полиции.

В Сиэттле мэрия решила нанять сутенера вместо полиции.

Конечно, совсем не бесплатно. Налогоплательщикам эта затея обойдется в 150 000 долларов в год.

Seattle hires former pimp as ‘street czar’ for $150,000 after CHOP fiasco

Seattleis paying an ex-pimp $150,000 a year to act as the city’s “street czar” and offer “alternatives to policing” after protestsmorphed into the no-police-allowed Capitol Hill Occupied Protest.

Activist Andre Taylor is open about his past as a pimp (he appeared in the documentary “American Pimp”) and is working with the city of Seattle through his nonprofit, Not This Time. Taylor says he started Not This Time after his brother Che Taylor was killed by Seattlepolicein 2016.

Taylor was a critic of the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest and appeared on “Hannity” to support the father of a 19-year-old Black man who was shot and killed in the CHOP zone in June.

Taylor has previously worked with the city, receiving $100,000 for his nonprofit to host panel discussions called “Conversation with the Streets” in 2019,The Seattle Timesreported.

“Me, as a Black man has the right to be paid for my genius or for whatever my organization can provide,” Taylor toldKOMO News. “Black people as a whole have not been in a place to be compensated for their genius or their work for a very, very long time.”

Taylor’s July contract, first reported on byPubliCola, is with the city’s Department of Neighborhoods. It designates him as a consultant hired to “act as an adviser to the City of Seattle and ‘street czar’ community liaison.”

“Mayor Durkan believes that we have to make deep investments in community – one of the key demands of the Black Lives Matter protests,” Durkan spokesperson Kelsey Nyland told The Seattle Times in a statement.

“In early June, she committed in her 2021 budget a $100 million investment in community,” Durkan’s spokesperson continued. “Andrè spoke with organizers about how to turn activism and organizing into action at the state, local and federal level, and urged individuals to leave Capitol Hill.”

However, Taylor also encouraged CHOP protesters to ask the city for money before agreeing to leave the occupied zone.

“You gotta get something,” he told protesters in a recorded conversation, according to the Seattle Times. “Let me make that happen for you, and then I can bring that back to you. I don’t know, we’ll ask for $2 million. They might give us $1 million, but let’s ask for it. Because the reason why we’re holding that space is not only for George Floyd but for the millions of George Floyds.”

Taylor defended himself in an interview with the Seattle Times.

 

“I was concerned about the protesters leaving that space without having some type of win. … There were no qualms with me in that conversation. I would do it again,” he told the Times.

Fox News’ inquiry to the Seattle mayor’s office was not returned at the time of publication.

Взято отсюда.

Наконец-то!!!

Пошел дождь!

И вы не представляете себе какое-это счастье, после недели жизни в кондиционированной комнате, наконец-то открыть дверь на улицу и вдохнуть СВЕЖЕГО воздуха!

Портланд в дыму.

 Вот эти фотографии я сделал неделю назад.

Тогда казалось, что это продлится недолго и тогда я еще не знал, что же горит?

А потом все разъяснилось. Портланд и Орегон целенаправленно поджигали.

Особенно на последнем видео хорошо видно, что сейчас происходит здесь.

Уже больше недели невозможно выйти на улицу, чтобы при этом не начать задыхаться от дыма. Дымом закрыто все и солнца не видно. В моем случае, без перерыва работает кондиционер. Вчера я был уже готов звонить в “Скорую” чтобы только попросить дать подышать кислородом. Позвонил врачу и попросил что-то, что могло бы помочь дышать.

Как ни странно, все это связано с политикой и с  выборами, но об этом чуть позже.

Оно расползается…

То, что происходит в Портланде, пока происходило в Центре города, или как это здесь называют, в Downtown. Все это время я ожидал только одного, когда же протестующим этого окажется мало…

Вчера у них был некий рубеж, вчера исполниолось 100 дней, как в Портланде начались все эти “протесты”. Видимо, вчерашний день и стал для них тем рубежом. 

В общем, вчера они “протестовали” уже рядом. Меня предупредили утром, чтобы я был поосторожнее в парке, когда гуляю там с собакой. Потому что вчера “протесты” передвинулись уже туда.

Только сейчас вернулся оттуда. Вроде бы, ничего особого они там не сделали вчера. Крушить там особо нечего, кроме детской площадки и растущих в парке деревьев. Деревья стоят нетронутыми. На детскую площадку я внимания не обратил.

Все, вроде бы, как прежде.

Правда весь тротуар в парке расписан. 

NO COPS

NO PRISONS

TOTAL ABOLITION.

Что все это значит, особенно последнее, для меня загадка.

Ах, да, — забыл… Вчера они еще подожгли у нас то место, где собирается мусор.

Это  успели потушить, не дав разгорется.

Любимый город может спать спокойно…

Вот этот ужас сейчас в Портланде ежедневно. Уже больше 70-ти дней.

Никто арестован не был

Children Lives Matters. Or not?

К сожалению, это все становится нашей реальностью. Нашей Американской реальностью.

Мальчик 5-ти лет, был застрелен выстрелом в голову. Очень “добрый” человек, чья жизнь очень важна, подошел к мальчику, катающемуся на велосипеде. Подошел, и выстрелил в голову. 

Случилось это в Северной Каролине.

И, еще, — тот, кто застрелил мальчика, был соседом этой семьи. 

North Carolina man shot and killed 5-year old neighbor while playing in his yard, police say

Shot in head

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – A man in North Carolina shot and killed his five-year-old neighbor in front of the boy’s family, police say.

Police in Wilson, NC. said Darius Sessoms, 25, shot and killed Cannon Hinnant while the boy was playing in his yard with his family Sunday evening.

Cannon’s mother said her son was playing outside when Sessoms ran up to the boy, shot him in the head, then fled.

Doris Lybrand, a neighbor who witnessed the shooting, told local news sources in the area that Sessoms ran up to Cannon, put a gun to his head and fired before running back to his own house.

Lybrand said she first thought Sessoms was playing with the kids, but when she saw Cannon’s father’s reaction, she ran inside her home and called 911.

Cannon’s mother said the boy’s sisters, ages seven and eight, were playing with him when the shooting happened and witnessed their little brother get shot.

Cannon was taken to a nearby hospital where he died.

No details about a possible motive for the shooting have been released, but Wilson authorities believe the shooting wasn’t random. Sessoms lives next door to Cannon’s father. A neighbor said that the two men had dinner together Saturday night and that Sessoms was at Cannon’s father’s home earlier Sunday, the day of the shooting.

Sessoms was caught Monday night, about 24 hours after the shooting in the nearby town of Goldsboro. He was charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bond in the Wilson County Jail.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for Cannon’s funeral expenses.

Copyright 2020 KOLD News 13. All rights reserved.

Я живу в самом “законном” городе.

Как я понимаю, власти Портланда пытаются быть на самом переднем крае всех новаций закона, особенно если это касается всего того, что происходит после смерти “Святого Джорджа Флойда”.

Думаете, я просто так это пишу? Безосновательно?

Нашел в Сети вот такой любопытный документ, выпущенный Прокурором нашего графства. Это руководство к действию для всех правоохранителей графства.

POLICY REGARDING PROTEST RELATED CASES
Members of our community have taken to the streets every night since the murder of George Floyd to express their collective grief, anger, and frustration over not just that senseless act of violence, but the countless other abuses People of Color have endured in our country throughout history. The demands for change go beyond calling for an end to police violence and encompass the need for all of us to acknowledge and address centuries of racism and oppression that are manifested in mass incarceration, economic inequality, educational disadvantages, and disparities in health care that have allowed COVID-19 to ravage our communities of color.
As prosecutors, we acknowledge the depth of emotion that motivates these demonstrations and support those who are civically engaged through peaceful protesting. We recognize that we will undermine public safety, not promote it, if we leverage the force of our criminal justice system against peaceful protestors who are demanding to be heard. The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office will always strive to advance the safety of our community and its members. We recognize the need to broaden our vision of what a safe community means and our role in promoting that vision. To advance public safety we must not only prevent crime, but must also promote economic and housing stability, educational opportunities, strong family and community relationships, and the mental and physical health of all those who live in our county.
Seen through that lens, the prosecution of cases relating solely to protest activities, most of which have a weak nexus to further criminality and which are unlikely to be deterred by prosecution, draws away from crucially needed resources. As stewards of public resources, we must devote our efforts to prosecuting crimes that allow us to protect our most vulnerable victims to have the greatest impact on promoting a safer community for everyone in Multnomah County.
For these reasons, our Office will apply the following presumptions to all referred cases arising from the current protests in our community. A prosecutor choosing to decline to prosecute a case is not condoning or endorsing the conduct that led to the arrest and/or citation. A decision to not prosecute a case is not a comment on whether or not the arrest was lawful. As with all presumptions, where an individual case presents unusual, aggravating circumstances, line prosecutors may obtain supervisor approval to proceed with the case.

August 11, 2020 

 

Continue reading “Я живу в самом “законном” городе.” →

А вот что происходит у нас, здесь.

Очень смелые молодые люди. 

Это сколько храбрости нужно иметь, чтобы противостоять вот этой женщине…

Как защитить педофила?!

Я уже несколько раз писал о том, что когда срываются тормоза с чего-либо, после этого остановиться очень сложно.

Вот вам еще один пример. 

В Калифорнии, Демократы пытаются принять закон, где облегчается жизнь самой “загнанной” части нашего общества. А именно, речь идет о педофилах.

Закон позволяет не регистрировать педофила как педофила, если его жертва моложе самого преступника менее чем на 10 лет.

Если коротко, то после совершения преступления и после осуждения в Суде, педофилов в США заносят в определенные списки, после этого списки эти становятся доступны для всех. Просмотрев эти списки, все интересующиеся могут узнать, не живет ли человек, осужденный за педофилию рядом с вами. Нет ли опасности для детей, живущих рядом с преступником.

В общем, как я понимаю, демократы в Калифорнии решили облегчить жизнь осужденным уже педофилам.

CA Democrats Author Bill to Protect Sex Offenders Who Lure Minors

No sex offender registry if perpetrator within 10 years of age of the minor

ByKaty Grimes, February 19, 2019 3:03 pm

 

State Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblywoman Susan Eggman (D-Stockton) introducedrecent legislation “to end blatant discrimination against LGBT young people regarding California’s sex offender registry.”

However, under their bill,SB 145,the offenders would not have to automatically register as sex offenders if the offenders are within 10 years of age of the minor.

Wiener claims the current law “disproportionately targets LGBT young people for mandatory sex offender registration, since LGBT people usually cannot engage in vaginal intercourse.”

Existing law,the Sex Offender Registration Act, amended byProposition 35by voters in 2012 (Ban on Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery), requires a person convicted of a certain sex crime to register with law enforcement as a sex offender while residing in California or while attending school or working in California.

Wienersays, “Currently, for consensual yet illegal sexual relations between a teenager age 15 and over and a partner within 10 years of age, ‘sexual intercourse’ (i.e., vaginal intercourse) does not require the offender to go onto the sex offender registry; rather, the judge decides based on the facts of the case whether sex offender registration is warranted or unwarranted. By contrast, for other forms of intercourse — specifically, oral and anal intercourse — sex offender registration is mandated under all situations, with no judicial discretion.”

“This bill would authorize a person convicted of certain offenses involving minors to seek discretionary relief from the duty to register if the person is not more than 10 years older than the minor,”SB 145 states.

Proposition 35 was created and passed to protect children from sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. Victims of sex trafficking are often vulnerable children, “afraid for their lives and abused—sexually, physically, and mentally,” the Propositionsaid.

What Does SB 145 Also Do?

Legislators Wiener and Eggman say they are trying to shield LGBT young people from having to automatically register as sex offenders for specified sex crimes. But their bill does much more.

SB 145 would allow a sex offender who lures a minor with the intent to commit a felony (i.e. a sex act) the ability to escape registering as a sex offender as long as the offender is within 10 years of age of the minor.  No specification is made as to whether the sexual offender is straight or LGBT.

SB 145 would add a section to the state’s penal code (Section 290.55) stipulating that as long as the offender is “not more than 10 years older than the minor,” they are not automatically mandated to register as a sex offender. There is no age limit or range specified, except for existing law which already excludes lewd acts with children under 14.

SB 145 appears to allow adults to victimize minors by luring them with the intent to have sex, and then shields the predator from being automatically registered as a sex offender, as in the case of a 25 year old luring a 15 year old for sex, or a 22 year old luring a 12 year old.

SB 145, as currently written, appears to allow certain sexual predators to live among the population without anyone being aware.

Why is this bill needed?

Here is the text fromSB 145:

 

This bill would authorize a person convicted of certain offenses involving minors to seek discretionary relief from the duty to register if the person is not more than 10 years older than the minor.

Digest Key – Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1. Section 290.55 is added to the Penal Code, immediately following Section 290.5, to read:

290.55. (a) A person convicted of an offense specified in subdivision (b) may, by writ of mandate, seek discretionary relief from the duty, imposed as a result of that conviction, to register pursuant to the act if, at the time of the offense, the person is not more than 10 years older than the minor, as measured from the minor’s date of birth to the person’s date of birth.

Here is thecurrent California Penal Code § 288.3(2017)

(a) Every person who contacts or communicates with a minor, or attempts to contact or communicate with a minor, who knows or reasonably should know that the person is a minor, with intent to commit an offense specified in Section 207, 209, 261, 264.1, 273a, 286, 287, 288, 288.2, 289, 311.1, 311.2, 311.4 or 311.11, or former Section 288a, involving the minor shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for the term prescribed for an attempt to commit the intended offense.

(b) As used in this section, “contacts or communicates with” shall include direct and indirect contact or communication that may be achieved personally or by use of an agent or agency, any print medium, any postal service, a common carrier or communication common carrier, any electronic communications system, or any telecommunications, wire, computer, or radio communications device or system.

(c) A person convicted of a violation of subdivision (a) who has previously been convicted of a violation of subdivision (a) shall be punished by an additional and consecutive term of imprisonment in the state prison for five years.

Last week,California Globe reportedon another sex crime bill introduced by California Democrats: “legislation to shield a person from the consequences of crimes they commit in California, even violent ones, as long as the person reports the crimes to authorities.The language of the proposed statute appears to immunize a person from ANY crime so long as they are reporting a violation of a sex crime law.”  Sen. Scott Wiener is the author of California Senate Bill 233.

Полностью, — здесь.

Сумасшествие в нашем городе продолжается…

 

Вот что происходит сейчас у нас.

 

Вот это длится уже почти 60 дней. Мэр Портланда попытался понравиться толпе и даже сам встал с протестующими, но его “угостили” слезоточивым газом. К тому же, толпа не особо радостно приняла его за своего. 

Не очень понятно, на что живут все это время эти молодые “протестанты”. Вчера, разговорился со своей очень хорошей знакомой. Она потеряла работу и все это время получала пособие по безработице. Так вот, оказывается, безработным все это время платили по $700 долларов в неделю. Она мне сказала, что когда работала, получала намного меньше.

Конечно, можно на такие деньги не только жить, но и “протестовать”.

Начиная со следующей недели пособие сильно сократится. 

Gabby after the Grooming

Вчера Габи отвезли к парикмахеру. 

Это она после возвращения.

 

Репарации выплачивают побежденные?!

А как это еще назвать? 

В Северной Каролине, в одном удивительном городе Победителям решили выплачивать репарации.

За когда-то давно бывшее  рабство репарации. Это чтобы было понятно..

Пока в одном только городе.

Пока… 

Мне вот только пока непонятно, как будут определять тех, кто достоин репараций…

North Carolina city approves ‘reparations,’ apologizes for role in slavery

The council voted 7-0 on a measure to mitigate racial disparities

North Carolina’sAsheville City Council apologized for its role in slavery and racial discrimination, voting unanimously to provide reparations in the form of community investments to help Black residents.

The council voted 7-0 on Tuesday night on the measure to mitigate racial disparities. The reparations will not provide direct cash payments, as some have suggested, but will provide investments in housing, health care and career growth in Black neighborhoods.

Councilwoman Shaneika Smith, who is Black, said the council had gotten emails from those “asking, ‘Why should we pay for what happened during slavery?'”

“[Slavery] is this institution that serves as the starting point for the building of the strong economic floor for White America, while attempting to keep Blacks subordinate forever to its progress,” said Smith, as reported by theAsheville Citizen Times.

The resolution calls on the city to create a Community Reparations Commission to make concrete recommendations of where to funnel programs and resources.

“The resulting budgetary and programmatic priorities may include but not be limited to increasing minority home ownership and access to other affordable housing, increasing minority business ownership and career opportunities, strategies to grow equity and generational wealth, closing the gaps in health care, education, employment and pay, neighborhood safety and fairness within criminal justice,” the resolution reads.

“Hundreds of years of Black blood spilled that basically fills the cup we drink from today,” said Councilman Keith Young, who is one of two African-American city council members and spearheaded the proposal.

“It is simply not enough to remove statutes. Black people in this country are dealing with issues that are systemic in nature,” Young continued.

Councilman Vijay Kapoor, who is known to split with Smith and Young on police and budget issues, said he supported the resolution for moral reasons, but urged skeptics to look at the “practical reason” — data showing large disparities between African-Americans and other Asheville residents.

“We don’t want to be held back by these gaps,” Kapoor said. “We want everyone to be successful.”

Взято отсюда.

Высокие отношения между Федеральным Центром и отдельными штатами

Точнее если, это как власть Орегонская переругивается с Трампом.

В процессе, пытается судится с Федералами за то, что они охраняют собственность Федеральную.

 

Oregon Attorney General Sues to Stop Federal Arrests of Portland Protesters

“Every American should be repulsed when they see this happening. If this can happen here in Portland, it can happen anywhere.”

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum will file a lawsuit in federal court tonight seeking a temporary restraining order barring the Department of Homeland Security and other federal law enforcement agencies from seizing and detaining Portland protesters without probable cause.

Her announcement follows a July 16 report by Oregon Public Broadcasting that federal officers whisked away protesters in unmarked vans—rental vehicles, it now appears.

She also announced that the Oregon Department of Justice and the Multnomah County district attorney would open a criminal investigation into the July 11 injury of Donavan LaBella, whom a U.S. Marshals Service officer shot in the face with a munition.

Rosenblum announced her intention to file the lawsuit in U.S. District Court tonight, as a federal police crackdown on Portland continues against the wishes of local elected officials for the 15th consecutive night. (Disclosure: Rosenblum is married to the co-owner of WW’s parent company.)

“The federal administration has chosen Portland to use their scare tactics to stop our residents from protesting police brutality and from supporting the Black Lives Matter movement,” Rosenblum said. “Every American should be repulsed when they see this happening. If this can happen here in Portland, it can happen anywhere.”

As the top legal officer in Oregon, Rosenblum is asking a federal judge to issue a temporary restraining order against four federal agencies: the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Federal Protective Service, which guards federal buildings.

In late June, President Donald Trump created a task force out of those four agencies to defend federal monuments and buildings from protesters. He has chiefly deployed them to one city: Portland, where they have used the wide powers granted to federal police in spite of the objections of local officials.

If a judge grants Rosenblum the injunction, it would limit the authority of federal police to make street arrests without meeting the typical standard held to by cops: probable cause that a crime is being committed.

Отсюда.

Торжество демократии по калифорнийски…

Вот как в Калифорнии, а точнее в Сан-Франциско решают проблемы бездомных в эпоху коронавируса.

Их селят в отели, а там они получают все, вплоть до наркотиков.

Впрочем, как я понял, не очень-то это работает.

 

San Francisco gives drugs, alcohol to homeless addicts in hotels during coronavirus, sparking debate

Controversy is ensuing inSan Franciscoafter the city decided to givealcohol,marijuana, andmethadonetohomeless addictsin hotels during the coronavirus pandemic, according to areport.

Last Friday a man who describes himself on Twitter as “Formerly homeless addict in #recovery advocating for the #truth about homelessness and drug addiction. Faith, Hope and Love. SF Native. Tweets are my own.” tweeted to the city.

He wrote: “I just found out that homeless placed in hotels in SF are being delivered Alcohol, Weed and Methadone because they identified as an addict/alcoholic for FREE. You’re supposed to be offering treatment. This is enabling and is wrong on many levels. @SF_DPH @sfbos @LondonBreed”

The city’s department of public health confirmed the report on Twitter this week.

“These harm reduction based practices, which are not unique to San Francisco, and are not paid for with taxpayer money, help guests successfully complete isolation and quarantine and have significant individual and public health benefits in the COVID-19 pandemic.”

San Franciscofell far short of securing the more than 8,000 hotel rooms that city supervisors hoped to lease to house homeless and other at-risks populations needing to quarantine or socially distance themselves during the coronavirus pandemic.

The city had set a deadline to lease 8,250 hotel rooms for the homeless, frontline workers and those living in densely populated apartment buildings.

While there was no formal punishment for failing to lease the 8,250 hotel rooms, the lack of rooms is a blow for a city that even before the outbreak of COVID-19 was struggling to handle a growing crisis in homelessness.

California acquired more than 15,000 hotel rooms to shelter homeless people during the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Gavin Newsom saidlast month.

Newsom said then that a new agreement with the Motel 6 hotel chain would provide an additional 5,025 hotel rooms at 47 locations in 19 counties.

“Today marks an important milestone for our efforts to protect very vulnerable homeless individuals from COVID-19, and to protect our hospitals more broadly from surges that challenge our capacity and stress our system,” the governor said.

Newsom made the announcement outside a Motel 6 in San Jose, where he touted his “Project Roomkey” initiative.

The federal government has agreed to pay 75 percent of costs associated with housing some people experiencing homelessness. The project covers people who test positive or may have been exposed to COVID-19, older homeless people and those with underlying health conditions.

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Вот такое отношение к “федералам” у нас в Портланде

Кто там говорит что в Америке чего-то там невозможно? Беспорядки в Портланде продолжаются уже шесть недель.

Вот так вот относятся к “федеральным” служащим…

 

А вот и чума подоспела. Бубонная…

В Денвере обнаружилась белка, носитель бубонной чумы…

Squirrel In Morrison Tests Positive For Bubonic Plague

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A squirrel in Jefferson County tested positive for bubonic plague. Jefferson County Public Health says the squirrel was found in Morrison.

Yersinia pestis, a bacteria, causes the infectious disease. Humans can be infected by the plague through bites from infected fleas or by indirect exposure, such as cough, or direct exposure, like a bite, from an infected animal.

Squarrel

An infected person or animal can suffer from high fever, chills, headache, nausea and swelling of lymph nodes. The symptoms show up within two to seven days after exposure.

Antibiotics can treat the disease.

Jefferson County Public Health recommends the following precautions be taken to protect yourself and your pets from plague.

  • Eliminate all sources of food, shelter and access for wild animals around the home.
  • Do not feed wild animals.
  • Maintain a litter and trash-free yard to reduce wild animal habitats.
  • People and pets should avoid contact with sick or dead wild animals and rodents.
  • Use precaution when handling sick pets. Have sick pets examined by a veterinarian.
  • Consult with your veterinarian about flea and tick control for your pets.
  • Keep pets from roaming freely outside the home where they may prey on wild animals and bring the disease home with them.

This is the first case of bubonic plague in the county.

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Это никак не расизм!!!

Вот так, вот… Дожили. Соседнее графство в борьбе с коронавирусом превзошло все, что возможно. В графстве Lincoln решили, что только белые должны носить маски. 

Можно посмотреть по ссылке, как это все объяснялось. 

It wasn’t hard to find Lincoln County’s mask directive. A summary — in large font — featured prominently on the COVID-19 web page of the Oregon county’s health department. It was topped with a link to the full text of the order. 

The policy was nearly identical to one instituted three weeks prior without much fuss, governing Lincoln County’s courthouses and other public buildings. And it looked a lot like the ones six other Oregon counties issued after Gov. Kate Brown mandated masks be worn in seven counties where COVID-19 was rising sharply.

The one notable difference between Lincoln County’s policy and the others: it clearly spelled out something that the other six counties only implied: that “people of color who have heightened concerns about racial profiling and harassment due to wearing face coverings in public” are exempt from the rule.

 And that’s what people focused on.

They sent emails. They called. They texted. County commissioners and public health officials, already overwhelmed trying to handle a growing outbreak in the small coastal county, found their phones unusable. They set up a separate line just to handle the complaints.

“My first thought was, ‘Oh god, we’re still in the middle of a pandemic with an active outbreak going on.’ Our staff is tired, we have a lot of people we’re trying to care for, and we’re calling our legal counsel saying, ‘Oh my god, what is going on,’” said Lincoln County Commission Chair Kaety Jacobson.

The calls and comments fell into two main categories:

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Александр Твардовский. Я убит подо Ржевом

К открытию мемориала, как раз об этом.

 

Александр Твардовский

Я убит подо Ржевом

 

Я убит подо Ржевом,
В безыменном болоте,
В пятой роте, на левом,
При жестоком налете.

Я не слышал разрыва,
Я не видел той вспышки,—
Точно в пропасть с обрыва —
И ни дна ни покрышки.

И во всем этом мире,
До конца его дней,
Ни петлички, ни лычки
С гимнастерки моей.

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Если это началось, то никаких границ у идиотизма уже не будет…

Какие-то недовольные граждане уже хотят заменить гимн страны.

by: Natasha Anderson

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UNITED STATES (WJW) — Some Americans are calling for a newnational anthemamid the nationwide trend of removing monuments, statues and other symbols that have ties to slavery.

Francis Scott Key wrote the poem “Defence of Fort M’Henry” on Sept. 14, 1814 when he saw the US flag flying over the fort at dawn’s early light,according to the Smithsonian Institute,

This poem later served as the lyrics for “The Star-Spangled Banner,” which became the official national anthem of the US in 1931.

However, citizens are now asking for a new national anthem because of Key’s ties to slavery.

The Smithsonian reports that Key was a slave owner and defended slave owners’ rights to own human property.

Achange.org petitionwas recently created to change the national anthem to “America the Beautiful.”

The petition alleges that not only did Key own slaves, but also that the song itself “contains racism, elitism and even sexism embedded in its third and fourth stanzas.”

Petition creators also argue the song is focused on victory and military strength and does not exemplify the American values of brotherhood, national unity and patriotism. They also cite references of inequality among men and women.

Those encouraging the change also argue that “America the Beautiful” is not only timeless but also “expresses and celebrates the highest of all ideals – i.e. brotherhood within our borders, deference to our natural resources. and indirectly alludes to the safeguarding and conservation of our air, water, and land. And in its later stanzas it also clarifies just laws, heroism and patriotism.”

Several twitter users have responded to the petition, some in opposition, others suggesting other patriotic songs that they believe could make for a good anthem.

The petition was created just days after protesters in San Francisco toppled a statue of Key during demonstrations against racial injustice.

The statue was one of three that were overturned in Golden Gate Park on Monday,Fox News reports.The others included a statue of Junípero Serra, an 18th-century missionary who was declared a saint in the Catholic Church and former President Ulysses S. Grant. Grant led his Union army to victory againstthe Confederacyduring the Civil War.

Protesters have torn down several statues of Confederates and other historical figures located across the country in response to the death ofGeorge Floyd,who died on Memorial Day in Minneapolis police custody.

President Donald Trumphaspromised executive action to protect monumentsin response to the protesters’ actions.  

“We are looking at long-term jail sentences for these vandals and these hoodlums and these anarchists and agitators,” Trump said.

The President also argued that “we should learn from the history,” stating, “if you don’t understand your history, you will go back to it again.”

The petition also comes after theUS Soccer Board of Directors voted to repealPolicy 604-1, which required players to stand during the national anthem.

The policy was put in place after Megan Rapinoe kneeled in solidarity with thepeaceful protest inspired by Colin Kaepernick, who was protesting police brutality, and the systematic oppression of Black people and people of color in America.

US soccer officials say “it has become clear that this policy was wrong and detracted from the important message of Black Lives Matter.”

Отсюда.

Фи! Что они имеют в виду? Какая дискриминация???

Девочки бегуньи подали в суд. Видите ли, они не согласны с тем, что им теперь приходится соревноваться наравне с биологичскими мальчиками, которые трансгендеры. Почему-то, эти мальчики все время побеждают и забирают все медали на соревнованиях среди женщин. Как эти девочки не понимают, что это не мальчики… Ну, не чувствуют они себя мальчиками..

Какие-то они неполиткорректные… Девочки, конечно же, ни разу не политкорректные…

Hartford, Connecticut —Three Connecticut girls who have run high school track have filed a federal discrimination complaint saying a statewide policy on transgender athletes has cost them top finishes in races and possibly college scholarships. 

The complaint filed Monday with the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights was submitted by the conservative Christian law firm Alliance Defending Freedom on behalf of the girls, who are asking for an investigation of the policy and orders that would make competitions fair. The complaint also cites the federal Title IX rules aimed at equal rights in sports for female athletes.

“Girls deserve to compete on a level playing field,” said Christiana Holcomb, legal counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom. “Women fought long and hard to earn the equal athletic opportunities that Title IX provides. Allowing boys to compete in girls’ sports reverses nearly 50 years of advances for women under this law. We shouldn’t force these young women to be spectators in their own sports.”

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, which governs high school sports in the state, says its policy follows a state anti-discrimination law requiring students to be treated in school according to the gender with which they identify. That means that athletes can compete according to their expressed gender identity as opposed to their sex assigned at birth.

A spokesman for the conference had no immediate comment on the complaint Tuesday. The lawsuit follows other national debates that have brought greater awareness to transgender Americans. Last year, President Trump issued an order banning transgender troops from openly serving in the military, and the Supreme Court has been presented with cases seeking to define transgender bathroom policies, though it has so far declined to get involved. 

The argument in Connecticut that gender identity amounts to an unfair advantage in sports is a recurring one in the complex debate around intersex and transgender athletes as they break barriers in sports around the world from high school to the pros.

Earlier this week, Olympic running sensation Caster Semenya — who reportedly has some intersex traits — won an interim ruling in her battle against track and field’s governing body. The Swiss supreme court ordered the suspension of regulations that would require female runners with unusually high testosterone to take medication to reduce their levels of the male sex hormone if they want to compete in certain events.

The complaint from Connecticut says transgender girls have been consistently winning track and field events and the policy violates federal protections for female athletes.

The athletes who filed the complaint include Selina Soule, of Glastonbury High School, and two others whose names and schools were not disclosed.

Soule told The Associated Press earlier this year, after competing in a 55-meter dash won by a transgender student, that the issue is about fairness on the track.

“We all know the outcome of the race before it even starts; it’s demoralizing,” she said. “I fully support and am happy for these athletes for being true to themselves. They should have the right to express themselves in school, but athletics have always had extra rules to keep the competition fair.”

Two transgender female athletes who’ve been competing in high school track competitions were named in the suit. Both of the teens, Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood, have won state titles in various events, the Hartford Courant reports, and have spoken openly about their transgender identity.

Yearwood’s father, Rashaan, told the Courant, “As a human being — not as Andraya’s father — it’s disappointing that, in 2019, we’re still debating who gets to participate and who doesn’t.” He added, “You would hope we’d gotten to a place in 300-plus years as a country that we’re not debating who should be included, and who should not be. There is no place for exclusion.”

Connecticut is one of at least 17 states that allow transgender high school athletes to compete without restrictions, according to Transathlete.com, which tracks state policies in high school sports across the country.

Отсюда.