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Collegiate Swimmer Smashes Women’s Records, But She Was A Male Competing on Men’s Team Past Three Years

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Lia Thomas

Over the weekend, a University of Pennsylvania swimmer continued to break collegiate records. At Saturday’s 2021 Zippy Invitational in Akron, Ohio, for example, the swimmer came in first place, winning by an entire seven seconds over the second-place finisher. This swimmer, Lia Thomas, was a man not long ago.

In fact, Lia competed as a male, against males, in the male swimming division for her first three years as an NCAA athlete.

Lia Thomas

Lia Thomas


Saturday’s first-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle resulted in setting a pool, program and meet record with a time of 1:41.93. “She won the race by nearly seven seconds and her time was the fastest in the country” the Penn sports department exclaimed in a press release.

Just the day before, she set a pool and meet record in the 500 freestyle preliminaries, then “claimed more records in the final with a time of 4:34.06, beating the second-place finisher by 14.39 seconds” reports The Washington Times. Not surprisingly, that huge win is also the best time in the country and created a new program record.

The Washington Times reports:

Lia Thomas

Lia Thomas

The 22-year-old Thomas swam on Penn’s men’s team from 2017-20 as Will Thomas, placing second in the Ivy League Championships in three freestyle events and making second-team All-Ivy in the 2018-19 season. Thomas also won the men’s 500 freestyle against Villanova in the 2019-20 season.

Since transitioning to female and joining the women’s team, however, Thomas has gone from being a solid college swimmer to a dominant one.

Penn Today reported in June that “Thomas took a year off during the pandemic and will swim for the Penn women’s team in her senior year.”

“Being trans has not affected my ability to do this sport and being able to continue is very rewarding,” Thomas told the publication.

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BLM DC Makes Vile Comment about Officers Called ‘Heroes’ When Shot in the Line of Duty

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A suspect is still at large after opening fire on police officers in Northwest D.C. Sunday night. One officer was shot, and fortunately suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was released from the hospital after being treated.

Black Lives Matter took the opportunity to make vicious remarks about cops who are targeted. The D.C. Police Department gave a press conference detailing the situation that had occurred and applauded the police department for “courageously” chasing the suspect before he was able to evade police.

The Police Chief asked for citizens to avoid the area where the suspect was last seen and encouraged the public to reach out to their department with any information that could be helpful to the case.

Black Lives Matter took the opportunity to promote its #StopMPD campaign and warn against “copaganda.” Black Lives Matter DC’s official Twitter account posted:

“This is the point we’ve been making for months, Look at the reaction and coverage tonight. Tearjerker press conferences and proclamations of heroes coming soon. Imagine if people knew these folks’ names. Being Black in DC is more dangerous than any job.”

In a follow-up tweet, the account stated “This isn’t to say these scenarios represent what happened tonight, but it does explain our skepticism, interest in details, and highlights the difference in how people talk and act when an officer is hurt vs when they hurt a Black person. No one asks what the cop did wrong.”

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Another Victim Thrown on NYC Subway Tracks, 62-Year-Old Man Suffered Lacerated Leg

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Just over a week ago, 40-year-old Asian American Michelle Alyssa Go was pushed to her death in front of a train on the subway tracks of New York City’s Times Square. Another individual was shoved onto the tracks on Sunday.

New York Police Department said both attacks were unprovoked and called upon leadership officials to do more to protect the city’s citizens. Sunday’s victim was a 62-year-old man whose name has not been publicly released.

He was pushed onto the tracks in Lower Manhattan’s southbound train at the Fulton Street subway station. He sustained a leg laceration and police said there have not yet been any arrests in connection with the incident.

Go’s attacker was identified as Martial Simon, a 61-year-old homeless man with a history of violence and mental health issues. He was charged with second-degree murder. The New York Times reported that shortly before Go’s death, another woman saw him acting suspiciously and later told police she was afraid he was going to push her onto the tracks.

Subway attacks are the latest increase of issues that face Democrat New York Mayor Eric Adams. Adams has pledged to fight crime but has already implemented plans to minimize punishments for criminals in an effort to keep young men, particularly of color, out of prison.

Despite overall subway riding being down since the pandemic, the subway system has seen an increase in assaults last year. “According to the NYPD, 461 felony assaults were reported on the subway system in 2021, of which 30 involved a person being pushed onto the subway tracks. That’s an increase from the year before when there were 26 reported subway-pushing incidents” reports The Washington Post.

New York’s liberal leadership have been vocal supporters of the defund the police movement and saw the city turn to the wild west with protestors taking over the city during the Black Lives Matter movement shortly after George Floyd’s death. Rising crime and gun violence have plagued the city.

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