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Garland says Antifa attacks may not be domestic terrorism depending on the time of day

“Both are criminal, but one is a core attack on our democratic institutions.”

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During the first day of his confirmation hearings, Judge Merrick B. Garland – President Biden’s nominee for attorney general – told the Senate Judiciary Committee that there’s a distinction between an attack on government property at night and during the day: one is domestic terrorism, while the other may not be.

“Let me ask you about assaults on federal property in places other than Washington D.C. – Portland, for instance, Seattle – do you regard assaults on federal courthouses or other federal property as acts of domestic extremism, domestic terrorism?” Missouri Senator Josh Hawley asked.

“Well, Senator, my own definition, which is about the same as the statutory definition, is the use of violence or threats of violence in an attempt to disrupt democratic processes,” he said. 

“So, an attack on a courthouse while in operation, trying to prevent judges from actually deciding cases that blatantly is domestic extremism, domestic terrorism,” he continued. 

“An attack simply on a government property at night or any other kind of circumstances is a clear crime and a serious one and should be punished. I don’t know enough about the facts of the example you’re talking about but that’s where I draw the line,” he added. 

“Both are criminal, but one is a core attack on our democratic institutions.”

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  1. AJ Maimbourg

    February 23, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    VIOLENCE IS VIOLENCE NO MATTER WHAT TIME OF DAY IT IS! We cannot allow this demented person to be our new Attorney General!

  2. Lin

    February 23, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    DUH——–an attack is an attack!!!!!!!!!

  3. kAmA

    February 24, 2021 at 9:59 am

    This damn moron – all the Biden ‘picks’ are morons, look at the Levine freak of nature!!! The hypocrisy is maddening – look what was done in Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Minnesota, Green Bay – ARE YOU KIDDING ME?????

  4. Craig Kaufman

    February 25, 2021 at 9:23 am

    These asshats can’t be serious. Demorats are the most hypocritical bunch. Two sets of laws….one for them, one for the Conservatives….keep your powder dry!

  5. H. Jones

    March 10, 2021 at 10:56 am

    So, in daytime, when people could get hurt, it is not but at night, when the building is empty, it is??? None of these people can answer straight questions with a straight answer! And you can see how they revel in their contempt for us, the voters, screaming into our faces, showing us that we have nothing to say. They are in power and they will do everything with whatever means it takes, to stay there.

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Gunman In Highland Park Shooting Was ‘Dressed In Women’s Clothing’

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The suspected gunman who opened fire at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, on Monday was wearing women’s clothing as a disguise, police announced Tuesday.

The attack killed six people and injured dozens more, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. The suspect, 22-year-old Robert E. Crimo III, was apprehended by police later that day near Lake Forest, Illinois.

“During the attack, Crimo was dressed in women’s clothing,” said Sgt. Christopher Covelli, of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force, FOX 10 reported. “Investigators do believe he did this to conceal his facial tattoos and his identity and help him during the escape with the other people who were fleeing the chaos.”

“He brought a high-powered rifle to this parade,” Covelli said. “He accessed the roof of a business via a fire escape ladder and began opening fire on the innocent Independence Day celebration-goers.”

“After the shooting, Crimo blended in with the crowd and walked to his mother’s home in the area where he borrowed her vehicle, Covelli said. A member of the community spotted Crimo driving and called 911,” FOX 10 reported. “Crimo was pulled over and arrested during a traffic stop about five miles north of the shooting.”

Investigators have interrogated Crimo and reviewed his social media but have not been able to determine a motive for the attack, Covelli said.

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Democrats Introduce ‘Transgender Bill Of Rights’

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On Tuesday, House Democrats introduced a “Transgender Bill of Rights” to “protect and codify the rights of transgender and nonbinary people under the law and ensure their access to medical care, shelter, safety, and economic security.”

Led by Democrat Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA), David Cicilline (RI), Marie Newman (IL), Mark Takano (CA), and Ritchie Torres (NY), HR 1209 proposes “amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics in public accommodations and federally funded programs and activities.”

“As we witness Republicans and an extremist Supreme Court attack and roll back the fundamental rights of trans people across our country, and as state legislatures across the country target our trans community with hateful, bigoted, and transphobic attacks, we are standing up and saying enough is enough,” said Jayapal, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and co-chair of the Transgender Equality Task Force.

“Our Trans Bill of Rights says clearly to the trans community across the country that we see you and we will stand with you to ensure you are protected and given the dignity and respect that every person should have,” Jayapal added.

The bill seeks to increase the ability of children to get permanent and life changing surgeries by “eliminating unnecessary governmental restrictions on the provision of, and access to, gender-affirming medical care and counseling for transgender and nonbinary adults, adolescents, and children.”

The bill will additionally ensure that biological male students are allowed to compete in girls’ sports by amending federal “education laws to ensure that they protect students from discrimination based on sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics, and guarantee students’ right to participate in sports on teams that best align with their gender identity.”

Federal education laws will also be amended to allow students to :use school facilities that best align with their gender identity,” meaning that biological males would be allowed to use girls’ restrooms and locker rooms.

The bill expands beyond “transgender rights” to also ban states from making laws restricting abortion by “codifying the right to abortion.”

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