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To: Joachim K who wrote (753671)12/7/2021 3:02:10 PM
From: steve harris
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looting will stop when a few looters get shot

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To: Hank Scorpio who wrote (753651)12/7/2021 3:02:12 PM
From: Joachim K
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Way worse in Canada.

The night Colten Boushie died: What family and police files say about his last day, and what came after

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To: TimF who wrote (753672)12/7/2021 3:12:55 PM
From: PineValley
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Watched the first 3 minutes please tell me this "police officer" has been thrown in jail.

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To: skinowski who wrote (753670)12/7/2021 3:13:44 PM
From: i-node
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>> I am not in favor of age limits. I just think that we need fewer big bosses in their 70’s and 80’s, and more folks who are (roughly) >35 and <70.

I am really more concerned about the media, myself. We can't depend on anything, really, if there is no honesty in media. I don't believe, in my lifetime, I will be able to accept with the confidence the words of any of the traditional media outlets, and I simply don't even look at WaPo or NYT anymore. I mean, as in, "I blocked them from my news search." They are liars, and that isn't going to change, even if they eventually quit lying. IN my mind, at least.

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To: Neeka who wrote (753669)12/7/2021 3:17:00 PM
From: i-node
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The hiring of Nunez suggests a solid rightward tilt, which doesn't surprise me.

But if they think it is okay to block the left-leaning, I'm out.

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To: PineValley who wrote (753675)12/7/2021 3:34:33 PM
From: TimF
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Apparently he faced no penalty for his actions. It seems to be accepted practice in that police force.

The cop in the video below however did -

Good Cop Gets Bad Cop Fired and Arrested

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From: Neeka12/7/2021 4:08:18 PM
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Senate attorney asks appeals court to keep Arizona audit records secret
  • Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
  • Dec 1, 2021 Updated Dec 1, 2021

    An attorney for the Senate warned the Court of Appeals on Wednesday that if the judges force public disclosure of records related to the audit of the 2020 election it will undermine the ability of lawmakers to do their jobs. Kory Langhofer told the court it should void a ruling by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Michael Kemp who rejected broad claims that "legislative privilege'' shields communications between and among Republican lawmakers and others involved in what was billed as a "forensic audit'' of the election results.

    Matt York, Associated Press
    PHOENIX — An attorney for the Senate warned the Court of Appeals on Wednesday that if the judges force public disclosure of records related to the audit of the 2020 election it will undermine the ability of lawmakers to do their jobs.

    Kory Langhofer told the court it should void a ruling by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Michael Kemp who rejected broad claims that “legislative privilege’’ shields communications between and among Republican lawmakers and others involved in what was billed as a “forensic audit’’ of the election results.

    Langhofer argued that it would open up to public scrutiny the discussions that lawmakers had about the audit. And that, he said, would undermine what he said is a constitutional recognition that legislators are entitled to have private conversations and communications because that is part of their job.

    But attorney Keith Beauchamp said the flaw in Langhofer’s argument is that the records he is seeking on behalf of American Oversight — the ones that the Senate has refused to disclose — have nothing to do with the role of legislators in crafting laws.

    He said the record shows that Senate President Karen Fann, R-Prescott, said she ordered the audit and contracted with Cyber Ninjas not to consider proposed new laws.

    Instead, Beauchamp said, Fann said she was responding to concerns of Arizona residents about the accuracy of the tally where Democrat Joe Biden outpolled incumbent Donald Trump in Maricopa County. That margin of victory in the state’s largest county was enough to give the state’s popular vote — and its 11 electors — to Biden.

    More to the point, Beauchamp said, is that the audit was not part of some investigation launched by lawmakers to review the adequacy of state election laws or craft new ones.

    Even after it was produced, Fann turned it over to Attorney General Mark Brnovich to see if any existing laws had been broken. And it was only at that point, Beauchamp said — after the audit was produced and after all of the communications sought by American Oversight — that there was a discussion of whether existing statutes need to be amended.

    Beauchamp told the judges there is a role for legislative privilege. For example, he said if Fann now wants to communicate with colleagues about changes to state law based on audit findings, that would be protected.

    But what’s at issue here, he said, are the communications that Fann and others had with Cyber Ninjas and others both in deciding to conduct the audit and then on how the review was being done. None of that, Beauchamp said, is related to the business of legislators, which is crafting laws.

    “They can’t make a showing that there was any deliberative or communicative process underway, much less of any impairment of that process,’’ he said.

    Hanging in the balance are perhaps tens of thousands of emails, texts and other documents possessed not only by the Senate but also those in the possession of Cyber Ninjas, the private firm Fann retained to conduct the review.

    In his earlier ruling, Kemp acknowledged that lawmakers are entitled to certain constitutional protections. He said that is part of ensuring that the “deliberative and communicative process’’ about proposed laws or other matters within the jurisdiction of lawmakers is not impaired by public disclosure of their deliberations.

    The problem, said Kemp, is the Senate wants to extend that to all the communications involving Fann, Sen. Warren Petersen who chairs the Judiciary Committee, the liaisons Fann chose to interact with Cyber Ninjas and even communications with that company and its own subvendors. And none of that, he said was “an integral part of deliberations or communications regarding proposed legislation.’’

    “Under such an expansive view there are few activities in which a legislator engages that could not be somehow related to the legislative process,’’ the judge said. “And the privilege does not extend to all things in any way related to the legislative process.’’

    Langhofer told the appellate court Wednesday that Kemp was off base in saying that only communications related directly to proposed legislation are exempt from the state’s public records law. The key, he said, is whether public disclosure would impair the ability of the Legislature to do its job. That, Langhofer said, includes “the chilling effect that would have on the body.’’

    And he told the judges that upholding what Kemp ruled and accepting his narrow definition of what lawmakers can keep secret would not be fair.

    “That dismissive approach to privilege is not consistent with the way the judiciary has treated its own privilege or executive privilege,’’ he said. “And these exist for a reason: to encourage candor and, frankly, improved results in what is supposed to be a deliberative body.’’

    Beauchamp, for his part, said any effort to shield all those documents the Senate does not want to disclose ignores the fact that they are public records.

    “There’s no dispute about it,’’ he said. “There’s a strong public policy favoring disclosure of records.

    And when there’s a dispute about whether something can be withheld, Beauchamp said the burden is on the agency holding the records to prove it is exempt from being made public, not on the person seeking the documents to prove they are public.

    “And here, the public’s right to know under the public records law to know what their legislators are up to would be restricted by a broad application of legislative privilege,’’ Beauchamp said.

    More to the point, he said if there is a dispute the court has to weigh the interests of the public against claims of privilege.

    Beauchamp told the appellate judges there’s another reason they should reject the Senate’s bid to shield the documents from public view. He said that the Senate, having not only conducted the audit but having a public hearing on the results, waived any claims of privilege.

    Whatever the court rules is likely to affect not just the bid by American Oversight for the records but parallel litigation being pursued by Phoenix Newspapers Inc., the owners of the Arizona Republic.

    The judges gave no indication when they will rule

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    From: garrettjax12/7/2021 4:22:46 PM
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    Omarova withdraws...

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    To: i-node who wrote (753676)12/7/2021 4:46:07 PM
    From: skinowski
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    Agree, much of the media suffers from corruption - while they, probably, think they’re working in the name of some greater good. That’s BS - they’re just corrupt liars. That can’t be changed. Trump spent 4 years trying to shame them out if their leftist stupor. What you are doing is the only way to go - refuse to pay attention to them. In time, they’ll be out of business - hopefully, to be replaced by better people.

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    To: carranza2 who wrote (753632)12/7/2021 4:54:14 PM
    From: Sdgla
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    Just finished Navarro’s In Trump Time. Excellent insight into his 4 years with DJT. Want proof that the election was stolen then read here : The three volumes of the Navarro Report provide a demonstration that President Trump had a good faith belief that the November 3, 2020 Presidential election results, were, indeed, the poisonous fruit of widespread fraud and election irregularities. Evidence used in the preparation of the Navarro Report includes more than 50 lawsuits and judicial rulings, thousands of affidavits and declarations, testimony in a variety of state venues, published analyses by think tanks and legal centers, videos and photos, public comments, and extensive press coverage.

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