Nina Turner, Biden Administration, Nathaniel Rowland discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
For other related charges. In South Carolina a judge sentenced Nathaniel Rowland to life in prison for murdering and kidnapping university of South Carolina student Samantha josephson in March 2019 21 year old josephson got into the killer's car after mistaking it for an Uber and was later found dead in the Woods. Democratic Party donor and political activist Ed buck has been found guilty on 9 felonies including running a drug house and injecting two gay black men with methamphetamine who then died of an overdose 26 year old general Moore died in 2017 and 55 year old Timothy dean died in 2019. Buck was arrested two years ago after a third man overdosed on methamphetamine that is apartment. That man survived. Black LGBTQ+ activists and the family members of the men who died had for months been calling on prosecutors to file criminal charges against Bach accusing him of being a sexual predator. Bug faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison with a maximum life sentence. A new investigation by The Associated Press revealed a number of Ku Klux Klan members are working inside the Florida Department of Corrections. The revelation came as part of an investigation into a failed KKK plot in 2015 to murder a black man. The murder was planned as revenge for a fight in which black person or Warren Williams bid a white guard Thomas driver. The FBI was able to stop the plot. Instead staging the murder after an informant infiltrated the terror group tens of thousands of Americans are believed to belong to extremist white supremacist groups including the Klan. The FBI said such groups represent the greatest domestic terror threat here in the United States. A ProPublica study found that immigration prosecutors are continuing to deport people who are not considered a threat to public safety despite a Biden administration policy instructing them to postpone or drop such cases. But the policy is carried out at the prosecutor's discretion making it difficult to challenge. This comes as immigrant justice advocates are denouncing the Biden administration for the growing number of jail immigrants and asylum seekers. As of mid July over 27,000 people are being held in ice jails as advocates warn detentions have nearly doubled under Biden. The closely watched democratic congressional primary in Ohio to fill the seat of Marcia fudge is less than a week away. The race pits Nina Turner who served as Bernie Sanders campaign co chair. Again Chantal Brown the chairwoman of the cuyahoga county Democratic Party. On Tuesday the women's march through its support behind Nina Turner in its first ever electoral endorsement. It came one day after warrensville heights council member Walter Stewart announced he was switching his support from Brown to Turner. Nita Turner is the one that's going to take us and who has the vision the know how the experience and she has this opportunity at heart to carry us forward. Over the weekend Congress member Alexandra casio Cortez campaigned in Ohio for Nina Turner who also just picked up the endorsement of Congress member Jamie Raskin. Chantel Brown has received the backing of Hillary Clinton and the congressional black caucus political action committee. And in a special election in Texas yesterday voters rejected a Trump endorse candidate and elected another Republican state representative Jake lz to the U.S. House. LZ ran an anti immigration campaign and called himself a Reagan Republican. He ran against Susan Wright the widow of the former congressman Ron Wright who died this year from COVID-19 leaving open his seat in Texas sex congressional district. And those are some of the headlines. This is democracy now democracy now dot org the war and peace report. I'm Amy Goodman in New York joined by democracy now co host one Gonzalez in New Brunswick New Jersey haiwan. Hi Amy and welcome to all of our listeners and viewers across the country and around the world. Well the House of Representatives select committee investigating the January 6th insurrection at the capitol. Hold its first hearing Tuesday. And her testimony from four police officers who were attacked by Trump supporters while defending the capitol. The committee's made up of 7 Democrats and two Republicans Liz Cheney and Adam kinzinger. Both of whom voted to impeach Trump for his role in instigating the assault on the capitol. Last week House minority leader Kevin McCarthy pulled all his recommended committee members 5 of them after House speaker Nancy Pelosi veto two of his picks. U.S. capitol police sergeant aquilino gonal spoke first during the insurrection. He was beaten with a flagpole and attacked with chemical spray. Canal is a Dominican immigrant who served in the U.S. Army in Iraq. While we were subjected was like something from a medieval battle we forehand to him inch by inch to prevent an invasion of the care provided by intent on subverting our democratic process. My fellow officers and I were committed to not letting any writers breach the capital. It was a prolonged and desperate struggle. The writers attempted to breach the capital were shouting Trump send us. Pick the right side. We want Trump. I believe her officers screaming in agony and pain just an arm left from me. I didn't know at that time that was officer Hodges. And he's here today to testify. I too was being crushed by the writers. I could feel my myself losing oxygen and recall thinking to myself this is how I'm going to die defending this entrance. U.S. capitol police sergeant aquilino gunnel testifying Tuesday before the House select committee investigating the January 6th insurrection at the capitol. During his testimony Gino referenced D.C. Metropolitan Police department officer Daniel Hodges who also testified at the hearing describing how Trump supporters almost crushed him to death. On my left was a man with a clear ride shield stolen during the assault. He slammed it against me and with all the weight of the body is pushing behind him trapped me. My arms were pinned and effectively useless trapped against either the shield on my left or the door frame on my right. With my posture granting me no functional strength or freedom of movement. I was effectively defenseless. And gradually sustaining injury from the increasing pressure of the mob. Directly in front of me a man seized the opportunity of my vulnerability. Grabbed the front of my gas mask and used it to beat my head against the door. He switched to pulling it off my head the strap stretching against my skull and straining my neck. He never entered uttered any words I recognized but opted instead for guttural screams. I remember filming at the mouth. He also put his cell phone as mouths so they had both fans free to assault me. Eventually he succeeded in stripping away my gas mask and a new rush of exposure to CS and OC spray hit me. The mob of terrorists were coordinating their efforts now shouting heave Ho. As a synchronized pushing their weight forward crushing me further against the metal door frame. The man in front of me grabbed my baton that I still held in my hands. And my current state I was unable to retain my weapon. He bashed me in the head and faced with a rupturing my lip and adding additional injury to my skull. That was D.C. Metropolitan Police department officer Daniel Hodges. And this is Mike phenom who is also an officer with the D.C. Metropolitan Police. He suffered a heart.