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Fresh update on "griner" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:11 min | 18 hrs ago

Fresh update on "griner" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

"Planning went into the attack. Lives in fairview, New Jersey, where neighbors were stunned to learn what happened. Terrible. Terrible. It's frightening. Very frightening. It was an act of violence. A vigil was held in chautauqua, where the attack took place in a violation of the one thing that we have always cherished most. The safety and the tranquility of our grounds. And our ability to convene any conversation, even if it's difficult. There are new reports of heavy fighting in Ukraine as the war there is now in its 7th month. Ukrainian officials say Russian forces shelled a residential area in eastern Ukraine overnight. The mayor of crema stark said at least three people were killed and more than a dozen wounded in the attack. And in the south, a Ukrainian strike damaged the last standing bridge over the dnieper river, which Russia used to carry supplies into the region. That was CBS News. Adriana Diaz. Russia sent a positive signal in negotiations to free U.S. basketball star Brittany griner and another American in a prisoner swap. An official in Russia's foreign ministry told that nation's task news agency quiet diplomacy is continuing and it should bear fruit if of course Washington strictly follows it without slipping into propaganda. The U.S. is seeking the release of briner who is sentenced to 9 years for cannabis possession and a retired U.S. Marine Paul Whelan who is jailed two years ago on spying charges, which he denies. In return, the U.S. would release Russian arms dealer Victor boot known as the merchant of death. Roger stern, Fox News, researchers are hoping to better understand what causes someone to catch coronavirus while others who live in the same household Dodge the virus. Children's national hospital enrolled 1000 kids and young adults in a 5 year study to examine the effects of long COVID. One child caught the virus in December and is still not completely back to normal. I had very deep costs. I had headaches, dizziness, tiredness, fevers. That's ten year old Akshay varma. Speaking with our news partners at NBC four. He quarantined in the basement away from his family of 5 who didn't get the virus then. Doctor Roberta dibiase is spearheading the study. We're doing a lot of testing of their heart function. Their lung function, their mental health and their quality of life

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Ric Grenell Discusses Brittney Griner and Prison Transfers

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:28 min | 6 d ago

Ric Grenell Discusses Brittney Griner and Prison Transfers

"Rick walk us through how prisoner transfers usually usually work. Brittany griner goes to Russia with drugs, shouldn't have done that. She's a fellow American despite the fact she hates America. She kneels during the national anthem. Under a normal administration, I believe Britney would already be home. We saw that with the ball brother with Lamar, I get them all confused. When Trump got these prisoners home, but now it seems as if we're doing this elaborate prisoner swap with the merchant of death, how do prisoner swaps usually work and why is this so outrageous what we're entertaining right now? Well, I think the first thing to say is that the State Department has a whole bureau that deals with this detained Americans. And you know, it's a very, very slow process. If you commit a crime in another country, we usually let the other country kind of go through the machinations of its illegal process. We demand access, there's consular affairs individuals, Americans working overseas in the embassies who will go see the Americans detained. It's a very slow process and we try not to jump forward on legal processes. But there are times when detaining detained American is so outrageous that the political types and usually the NSC or The White House jump in and say this is unacceptable. We're not waiting. We're going to get you home

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"griner" Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

03:39 min | 6 d ago

"griner" Discussed on Today, Explained

"Looks like so let's just get right out the gate with this question. Victor boot for Brittany griner, fair trade? I don't think it's a fair trade, but I think it's a necessary trade. I think that Victor has actual blood on his hands for many conflicts in his done horrendous things are empowered people to do horrendous things for the years he was trafficking in weapons to Charles Taylor and Liberia, the RUF and Sierra Leone, Laurent Kabila, and Democratic Republic of Congo, the northern alliance, and then the Taliban and Afghanistan. So there's nothing fair about it in terms of absolute justice. But I do think that he is not in a position to reek a lot more havoc in his life. And I think Brittany griner is in significant danger in Russia because of her sexual orientation because of who she is and because of the prize that the Russians have in her that it's worth the trade at this point to bring her back. This is Douglas Farrah. He's the co author of merchant of death, money, guns, planes, and the man who makes war possible. It's the definitive book about Victor boot. It came out a few years after lord of war, which is the definitive movie about Victor boot, in which a Victor boot type arms dealer is played by Nicolas Cage, we assume by this point you're familiar with Brittany griner, one of the greatest basketball players alive, but in case you've never seen the movie or haven't yet read Douglas book, we asked him to tell us about Victor boot. Victor boot came out of the Soviet intelligence structures. He was working in Africa as a young man, late 20s, early 30s, when the wall goes down. Thousands and thousands of west Germans come to make the point that the wall has suddenly become irrelevant. And he has this incredible bolt of lightning moment road to Damascus moment where he realizes that there are all of these aircraft sitting around the former Soviet Union that no one's flying because no one has money for fuel. And there are all of these weapons depots where their massive amounts of weapons where the guards aren't being paid, where you can buy boatloads of AK-47s or light anti tank weapons or rocket propelled grenades essentially for a song. Sell by the kilo. The secondhand weapons, but they're still okay. So he began flying the aircraft to the United Arab Emirates from the United Arab Emirates set up a distribution hub where he could fly to get the weapons, bring them back and then start distributing around to the all the wars that were breaking out in Africa at this point is where he initially got started. Victor began in the late 1990s, 96 97 98. About interwove his arms trafficking empire with a seemingly innocuous logistics business. His clients included a rebel groups and militias from Congo to Angola and Liberia. In Afghanistan, he sold guns to Islamist Taliban insurgents and their foes in the pro western northern alliance. It could have started earlier, no one knew who he was for a long time. By the late 1990s, boot was a legend in the shadowy world of illicit arms dealing. So elusive that the only two pictures that surfaced of him back then were taken without boots knowledge by a Belgian photographer. I was hearing as a reporter the name Victor delivering weapons, the Brits, the UN, other people had picked up that there was somebody supplying these weapons, but I don't think anybody really knew until the British parliamentarian stood up in British Parliament and called him the merchant of death and publicly

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Kremlin says Griner swap must be discussed without publicity

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | Last week

Kremlin says Griner swap must be discussed without publicity

"Negotiations for the release of basketball star Brittany griner from a Russian jail continue I think she's going to be freed Former U.S. ambassador to the UN Bill Richardson I think she has the right strategy of contrition a good legal team Richardson who admits to being a catalyst in the negotiations but not directly involved told ABC this week with George Stephanopoulos he's expecting a breakthrough There's going to be a prisoner swap though and I think it'll be two for two involving Paul Whelan We can't forget him Whelan is in a Russian jail on spy charges I'm Shelley Adler

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"griner" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

TIME's Top Stories

03:02 min | Last week

"griner" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

"WNBA's Brittany griner convicted at drug trial in Russia and sentenced to 9 years. By Jim heintz of The Associated Press in Kim ki Russia. U.S. basketball star Brittany griner was convicted Thursday in Russia of drug possession and sentenced to 9 years in prison, following a politically charged trial that came amid soaring tensions between Moscow and Washington over Ukraine and could lead to a high stakes prisoner exchange between the two world powers. The 31 year old griner, a two time U.S. Olympic champion and an 8 time all star with the WNBA's Phoenix mercury listened with a blank expression as an interpreter translated the verdict by judge Anna sotnikova. The judge also find her 1 million rubles about $16,700. U.S. president and Joe Biden denounced the verdict and sentence as unacceptable. I call on Russia to release her immediately so she can be with her wife, loved ones, Friends, and teammates Biden said, adding that he would continue to work to bring home griner and Paul Whelan an American imprisoned in Russia on an espionage conviction. Outside the court, the U.S. embassy's charged affair, Elizabeth rood, called the verdict a miscarriage of justice. Before the unusually swift verdict was reached, an emotional grinder apologized to her family, teammates, and the Russian city of yekaterinburg, where she plays in the WNBA off season for my mistake that I made and the embarrassment that I brought on them with her voice cracking she added, I hope, in your ruling it does not end my life. A conviction is usually a prerequisite to arranging a prisoner exchange and also allows griner to apply for a presidential pardon. Deputy foreign minister Sergei raiba kov said last month that the necessary judicial procedures must be completed before any other steps can be taken. The disclosure in July that the U.S. government was seeking a prisoner swap involving griner, reflected the growing pressure on the Biden administration to do more to bring her home. The U.S. State Department had earlier declared griner to be wrongfully detained a charge that Russia has sharply rejected. Griner recognized as one of the greatest players in WNBA history, has been detained since February 17th after police said they found vape cartridges containing cannabis oil in her luggage upon landing at Moscow's sheremetyevo airport. She was returning to Russia where she has competed since 2014. When she took the stand at her trial, July 7th, griner said, I would like to plead guilty on the charges against me, but I had no intention of breaking any Russian law.

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Is Brittney Griner a 'Freedom Fighter'? It's Hard to Care...

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

01:49 min | Last week

Is Brittney Griner a 'Freedom Fighter'? It's Hard to Care...

"Well, somebody who's very uncool, but the left is trying to make cool Britney griner. They keep calling they keep calling our W, what's it the WNBA, the women or the WBA, maybe is what it is. I think the basketball player now. Right, right. That's WNBA. They keep calling our WNBA star. Oh, even though no one's really heard of her. But nevertheless, here on Time Magazine on the cover, Britney griner and the fight for freedom. Now what's the fight for freedom? She's been arrested in Russia for illegal drugs. And you know, I know when it comes to my own case, people love to go, will you pleaded guilty, didn't you? So, you know, what are you complaining about? You obviously deserve whatever penalty they gave you. Even if they locked you up for ten years because you pleaded guilty, well, Britney griner got 9 years or 9 and a half years. Well, you know what? She pleaded guilty. Uh oh. So. What's there to feel bad about? Yeah. Well, she probably gets treated better in prison than the January 6th defendants do. Well, you're making a profound point here, which is this. You know, this had happened 20 years ago, my reaction would have gone something like this. I would have said, you know, Britney griner needs to learn how great it is to live in America. When you're on some other country like Russia, you're not gonna get due process, you know, so, you know, here's a woman who's been taking a knee and sort of I don't know all these critiques of the founders and of America. Well, you know what? America's not so bad after all. That would have been my reaction, but this was actually not my reaction. With this case, my reaction was, frankly, they're trying to get me to be outraged and trying to get me to care. I don't care, you know? My reaction to this is basically snore. You know, why? Because this is happening and far worse in our own country.

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Mall of America Locked Down After Shooting

The Officer Tatum Show

01:10 min | Last week

Mall of America Locked Down After Shooting

"Breaking news developing right now in the mall of America is on lockdown due to a shooting. Now, I know some people would like to imagine that this is another active shooter situation with rifles so they can ban guns, but it seems like it's an isolated situation to be confirmed as an isolated situation according to the mall. There's a short video that they posted on Twitter that shows a man walking into the Nike store while shouting and a sound of three apparent gunshots can be heard. Danny, I don't know how this is probably not the person here. Danny raining 22 Minneapolis student was at the mall with friends when announcer came out. Okay, so I don't think that that was him. This probably was a witness. This person said that about 75 people were at the small room, they did not hear any gunshots fired, but saw people running away, the mall marked the 30th anniversary of his opening on August the 11th. And was placed on lockdown New Year's Eve last year when two people were shot during a fight. One man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and another was grazed. So right now it's developing, but it appears to be a isolated situation.

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Breaking Down the Reason for the Britney Griner Conviction

The Officer Tatum Show

01:16 min | Last week

Breaking Down the Reason for the Britney Griner Conviction

"Brittany griner, her excuse was that she has medical marijuana and she decided or she accidentally left the marijuana in a bag because she was packing in an expedited fashion. She was rushing. And any man in America knows. Let me just explain it like this. Don't get mad at me. Women, they have a whole bunch of stuff to pack and they get crazy when they pack in all kinds of stuff. I can see how a woman can forget a vape pen or whatever in a luggage. However, Brittany griner is a man, or at least in her relationship she looked like the man in the other girl looked like a girl. So her masculinity makes me believe that she aligns more with men and you know men we ain't packing Harley anything. It's no way we gonna accidentally put a pen in there because we only got 5 shirts in three underwear. And we gone for a whole month. Women got makeup in there. And if they time them up correctly, they gotta put them things in there. And so you got a whole bunch of stuff that women are packing. But Brittany griner, she dressed like a dude. She acted like a dude. She's probably not packing that much stuff.

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Britney Griner Sentenced to 9 Years in Russian Prison

The Officer Tatum Show

01:08 min | Last week

Britney Griner Sentenced to 9 Years in Russian Prison

"That's a lot of time to be in prison. And even just rounded up to ten years. I mean, that's a decade in prison. Britney green is probably in her late 20s. She's going to be 30 something when she get out of prison. And she's going to prison in Russia. Now I've never been to prison anywhere. But I would imagine that Russian prison probably ain't as nice as the United States prison. I don't know if you're getting three hots in a cot. The only benefit that Brittany griner has is she big. So ain't no women gonna be taking advantage of her unless there's some Russian women in there 6 9. And the good thing for Brittany and I'm not trying to be funny, but the good thing for her is that she actually like women. She's attracted to women. She's 31, she's gonna be phony. She's gonna be farted when she get out of there. But she like women. So maybe she won't have too much of a hard time being around a bunch of women. I'm really not trying to be funny, y'all. I mean, we have to have a comedic relief in here somewhere. But man, that's a lot of time. But you know what else is discouraging to me is that she trashed the United States of America. She didn't want to stand for the national anthem.

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Why Americans Are Angry at the White House

The Officer Tatum Show

01:03 min | Last week

Why Americans Are Angry at the White House

"If anyone ever wanted to attack America the attack will happen now. We are the most divided that we've been in a very long time. Economically, people are struggling. The morale in our country is at an all time low. All you can do is look at how people view the effectiveness of this current administration and it's historically low. Most people don't believe that Joe Biden is doing the right thing. Most people don't believe that this current administration is actively participating in the best interest of Americans. And then you throw in conflict overseas. Our government is trying to pass a bill through the house, forced this bill of over 700 $700 billion worth of spending. Many economists and people that I've read are saying that this is not a positive thing for America to then push an agenda that raises taxes, which is going to hurt all working class people.

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The U.s. Needs to Get Out Away From Endless Wars

The Officer Tatum Show

00:52 sec | Last week

The U.s. Needs to Get Out Away From Endless Wars

"Can somebody explain to me why Nancy Pelosi in the United States government feel that there is a need for us to even attempt to travel to Taiwan? This is the weird part about Democrats that I will never understand. Why do they want to participate in being involved in endless wars? I think it's the Democrats that are pushing in this wars. I think we should have no business of our government giving money to the Ukrainian government. Now I understand that people may want to help out the families that are displaced and different things like that. That makes sense to me, right? We can still be a helping hand to the people that are not responsible and have no real involvement or connection with what their government is doing. But why did Nancy Pelosi feel that it was that important for her to travel to Taiwan?

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Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 Years in Russian Prison

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

00:43 sec | Last week

Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 Years in Russian Prison

"Brittany griner, the WNBA star, found guilty on those drug charges 9 years in prison. That's what they have sentenced to her. That sentence coming down just a few moments ago. And not looking good. She offered an apology in the hearing, but that was not good enough. Also find 1 million rubles. What is that like three bucks or something? I don't know. We'll figure that out. But anyway, 9 years in jail, that's the big headline coming out of Moscow, President Biden says he's upset, but there's really not much he can do about that. All

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Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 Years in Russian Prison

Mike Gallagher Podcast

00:50 sec | Last week

Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 Years in Russian Prison

"This is a big breaking news Thursday, so we're glad you're here. First out of Russia, Brittany griner has been found guilty of drug crimes. Wow, interesting to see how this is going to play out. The judge ruled that she smuggled drugs deliberately and the WNBA star, Brittany griner, just was just convicted of drug crimes in Russia, so the Russian court issuing this big verdict. This big American basketball star, they're trying, of course, to do prisoner swaps and everything else. I don't know how that now is going to be impacted by the guilty conviction. But again, breaking news, Brittany griner. Found guilty.

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WNBA's Griner convicted at drug trial, sentenced to 9 years

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | Last week

WNBA's Griner convicted at drug trial, sentenced to 9 years

"A Russian judge as convicted and sentenced basketball star Brittany griner in her drug trial Griner had told the court she made an honest mistake and having cannabis away in Moscow's airport I've never met any laws here And she showed little emotion as the judge sentenced her to 9 years in prison This is a miscarriage of justice U.S. embassy official Elizabeth rude says the Biden administration will keep working to free grinder President Biden calls the outcome unacceptable and urges Russia to immediately release griner after a politically charged trial which could lead to a prisoner exchange Sagar Meghani Washington

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Russian prosecutors seek 9 1/2-year sentence for Brittney Griner

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | Last week

Russian prosecutors seek 9 1/2-year sentence for Brittney Griner

"Russian prosecutors are asking a court to sentence basketball star Brittany griner to nearly a decade in prison on drug charges Nearly 6 months after griner was arrested at a Moscow airport her trial is nearing an end a conviction appears nearly certain since Russian courts rarely acquit defendants and griner has acknowledged having vape cartridges with cannabis oil Prosecutors are asking the court for a 9 and a half year sentence It's unclear when a verdict will be announced if griner is not freed attention will turn to a potential prisoner swap The U.S. is pushing Russia to accept a deal to free both grin or and fellow American Paul Whelan people familiar with the proposal say it envisions trading them for arms dealer Victor boot

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Russian Officials Respond to US Offer for Brittney Griner

The Officer Tatum Show

00:41 sec | 2 weeks ago

Russian Officials Respond to US Offer for Brittney Griner

"Another story. That just literally makes me smile. But also make our country look bad. Is that there is no deal according to Vladimir Putin. That Brittany griner is going to get out of jail because Joe Biden is going to exchange a hardened criminal. You know, it's funny because I could imagine in Russia they like keep that food. We don't want him. We want your America here 'cause we want to show the world that I ain't gonna do nothing. That y'all fake. Y'all not gonna come rescue none of your people. We're gonna take them. We're gonna keep them good luck.

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Caller Brent Has Some Very Kind Words for Officer Tatum

The Officer Tatum Show

01:17 min | 2 weeks ago

Caller Brent Has Some Very Kind Words for Officer Tatum

"Brent from LA welcome to the off to Tatum show. Blessings to you officer Tatum. Yes. Thank you. Yes, you do not present with rants. You present with sublime spiritual soliloquies and righteous sermons and you are brilliant courageous and stunning and common sense and down home wisdom. And you have armies of angels, Americans and children cheering you on. So you keep asking how people can be so stupid. Heartless and hateful, especially towards children these days, unfortunately, there is an easy answer. The moment we are honest enough to identify exactly what we're looking at. This is pure satanism and evil and we must not fear to identify the Democrats as being the agents of the devil. They have indeed transitioned into atheism, socialism, communism, fascism, maoism, and Democrat progressivism are all the same monstrous manifestation simply wearing different masks of Satan. Brent, can you write my next book for me? I appreciate the kind words, man. I think that you are on .1 100%.

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Even Nancy Pelosi Knows the True Definition of 'Recession'

The Officer Tatum Show

00:44 sec | 2 weeks ago

Even Nancy Pelosi Knows the True Definition of 'Recession'

"I want you to listen to Nancy Pelosi, the one who has a bad Botox, I want you to listen to her because she even said years ago that a recession is when you have two quarters of negative GDP, essentially. Road a clip. And so while they may have saved the second quarter from a technical definition of recession, the fact is we are now into the third quarter and we need we need to have another stimulus package. I wish somebody would do her Botox, right? 'cause she looked like she looked like she's a dead. She look like she a dead man walking.

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Clinton Said “A Recession Is Two Quarters in a Row of Negative Growth"

The Officer Tatum Show

01:33 min | 2 weeks ago

Clinton Said “A Recession Is Two Quarters in a Row of Negative Growth"

"Want to play a clip from Bill Clinton to beloved Democrat who was, maybe not say that. I'm supposed to be a Christian. Who was doing stuff he wasn't supposed to be doing in the Oval Office that involved him and another young lady that wasn't his wife. But let me play the clip of him saying out of his own mouth. This is the thing with these Democrats. They are so double sided and they're so hypocritical. They say one thing one election season and then they say something completely different. They're just complete lives. Why do anybody vote for them? Here's Bill Clinton saying that a recession is two quarters of negative GDP, wrote a clip. Well, an assessment is two quarters in a row of negative growth. I don't think we're going to have that. But we couldn't keep up 5% of the year. You know, forever. So I think 49 of the 50 blue chip forecast essentially relatively 2.5% of better next year. I didn't have sex with that woman. I don't know why anybody listening to that dude said he did not have sex relations with that girl and he got caught. And he ended up into it. However, are we do we have two quarters of negative GDP negative economic growth? The answer is yes. So why are Democrats comfortable saying that then, but then now they want to change the entire definition? Can you believe this is not a conspiracy?

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Economist Stephen Moore Joins Brandon to Discuss the Recession

The Officer Tatum Show

02:08 min | 2 weeks ago

Economist Stephen Moore Joins Brandon to Discuss the Recession

"Like I promise you yesterday, I was going to bring on a person who's an expert who's smarter than me on these topics. One thing you guys are going to know about me is that I speak with common sense, I'm authentic, but I'm not the smartest person in the world. So I recruit smarter people to talk about certain subject matter, so we all become smarter together. So I'm going to bring in a gentleman who I think is amazing. Stephen Moore, he's a distinguished fellow in economics at the heritage foundation. He's also the founder of the committee to unleash prosperity. Steven, welcome to the off state of show. It is still fair to be with you. Thanks for having me. And I know great expert on this stuff. But you know what? You don't have to be an expert to understand what's going on with this economy right now. It's just a disgrace. Yes, yes, I think that most people will understand that it's a little bit of common sense sprinkled in with facts, and I think we'll understand, but I have a few questions for you, then I had is that are we in a recession? Well, the dictionary definition of a recession two quarters of negative growth. And unfortunately, we've had that and we confirm that yesterday. Now look, it's a mild recession. It's not we were slightly negative in the first quarter and slightly negative in the second quarter. But the biggest problem right now, I'm calling this a recession in people's personal income. In other words, what's going on right now is that the inflation rate is running at about 9 to 9 and a half percent. And wages are rising by about 5 to 5 and a half percent. So I think the math is pretty easy there, right? If you've got 5% wage growth in 9% inflation, you're following behind. And by my best estimates, the average family when you adjust for the inflation that's out of control has lost about 3000 to $5000 in income in just the last year. That's a lot of money. Let's say you got a family with a 60, $75,000 income. That's a big loss

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Cop Charged With Felony Battery for Grabbing Female Officer by Throat

The Officer Tatum Show

01:54 min | 2 weeks ago

Cop Charged With Felony Battery for Grabbing Female Officer by Throat

"Another thing I want to touch on is this police getting charged. I spoke about it before, but I just made a video on my YouTube about it. The police officer out there in Florida who was on video yelling at a subject in the back of a patrol car, then a female officer grabbed him by the belt, pulled him, and then he turned around and pushed her, his hand, grazed her neck, and all the reports were saying he choked her, I just, I'm having a problem finding that that makes sense to charge the sergeant with pushing an officer after the officer pulled him and almost made him fall over because of she perceived that he went too far. When there is no law against what the sergeant did, he didn't touch the guy, all he had was harsh words. That's not against the law to have harsh words for somebody. It's not a violated violation of somebody, somebody's constitutional rights, if they're under arrest and a person has harsh words for them. And say, if you hurt any one of my officers, I'm going to take your soul. It's pretty much what he said. That's not against the law to say that. Somebody may believe that it's improper. But as a officer with three years on a police department, you go and grab your sergeant and pull him in, almost make him fall on the ground. To me, you are out of bounds. If the man, if the officer was assaulting this guy, then I have a different tune. But nobody touched his officership, you, you ran from third base to the home plate just to pull his officer pull his sergeant out of the back of that patrol car. But when the sergeant wasn't there, you wouldn't even touch the suspect to get him in the car. But you're willing to grab the police, your police sergeant but you won't touch the suspect.

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"griner" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:43 min | 2 weeks ago

"griner" Discussed on WTOP

"This is WTO P news. Ten 53, new today, American basketball star Brittany griner took the stand in her drug trial in a Russian courtroom today. Griner testified that during questioning, a language interpreter provided an incomplete translation and that she was not offered an explanation of her rights nor access to lawyers. She also says she was instructed to sign documents without getting an explanation of what they implied. Griner was detained in February at the Moscow airport after customs agents found vape canisters with cannabis oil in her luggage. She pleaded guilty, but told the court she didn't intend to bring the vape canisters into Russia. The two time Olympic gold medalist who plays for the WNBA's Phoenix mercury faces up to ten years in prison if convicted of transporting drugs, not clear how long the trial will last. Now to the latest in the war in Ukraine, Ukrainian troops use an American rocket system to hit a bridge that's been used by Russia to supply its forces occupying the country's south. Meantime, Russia hit several areas in Ukraine with rocket and artillery strikes. So how close now is Russian president Vladimir Putin to achieving his objectives in Ukraine. Russia had three objectives when it started this war. One was to remove volodymyr zelensky from power in Ukraine. Number two was to capture the capital Kyiv. Number three was to sew this unity among the NATO alliance members. None of that has been achieved. So landscape is still there. They didn't come close to capturing Kyiv and were badly embarrassed in the process. And on the subject of fracturing NATO, they've actually grown it with Sweden joining Finland and other countries are thinking about it as well. That's WTO national security

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"griner" Discussed on Yeah, That's Probably an Ad

Yeah, That's Probably an Ad

03:51 min | Last month

"griner" Discussed on Yeah, That's Probably an Ad

"Connected to the industry in a very peripheral way. And so for me, I was like, what am I going, what am I going to do on this on this podcast? When I just finished writing an article about a recent Doctor Who special. Like, what could I possibly contribute to this marketing podcast? And what's been so great about not only being a co host on the show, but being a fan on this show is just how welcoming it is to all folks, whether you are deeply embedded in this industry or just have a passing curiosity. And the reason it's that way is because it's indicative of its host and the person that has established this legacy. I have not met a person that has ever come into contact with grindr and been like, that dude was not welcoming. It's usually griner, oh yeah, he's freaking incredible. We talked about such and such for a long time. And that eat those kind of is carried on to this show to be something that is just really, really spectacular. And truly special in that way. And it didn't hit me that that's a really long legacy that has been carried on. I don't know why in my brain I always feel like, yeah, that's probably an ad started like 8 months ago. It didn't. It's been around for so so long. And it's a standard in this industry because it bears just your general welcoming and wonderful and kind attitude. And I am really nervous and deeply honored to carry that on in the best way possible. And I'm not usually a person that comes in. Well, at least in this instance, I'm not going to be a person. It's like, let's shake things up. To keep what makes this show so lovely as intact as possible because I think anything that David griner builds is something that should be preserved. For audiences and people to come. So that is what my gift to you will be is making sure that this carries on and as much of a grinder fashion as possible. I mean, that means so much to me. But also, I would say, I feel like all day today, we're recording this on my last day at Adweek. After a very long run. And it's been very emotional, but also I keep telling people to fight against nostalgia. This belief that things were ever better, some things were better, but there is no time. I could look back very fondly on times I've had with Tim, who was on earlier in the show. And different parts of my time here. But I've never been part of that week at a time that was more rewarding than now. And where I've loved it more, and that's made it so difficult to leave. But I'm leaving to do something pretty cool. And so it just, I always say you should run towards something and not away from something. Like when you're trying to make career moves and luckily, I ended up situation where I was able to do that. But you know, I certainly hope this podcast keeps going in the sense that it was created to give Adweek colleagues a place to talk each week. And to let the listeners in on the conversations we were having, sometimes, but we didn't even have a lot of opportunities in the pre, you know, presume era.

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"griner" Discussed on Yeah, That's Probably an Ad

Yeah, That's Probably an Ad

05:54 min | Last month

"griner" Discussed on Yeah, That's Probably an Ad

"And then it comes back and like, no, we were, it was just a joke. So I think you have to draw the line between like, is it popular popular? Or is it just meme popular, but a lot of your campaigns do this? You mentioned the real men of genius. I think the high life man has come back. Once or twice, and I think I just get the sense that there's sort of a cynical corporate machinations behind that usually. It's like, oh, well, we've got this asset that's ten to 20 years old. Let's go to ring whatever we can out of it. And it doesn't feel fresh, not just because it's happened before, but just because the approach is sort of exploitative, I suppose. Well, and. Why am I blanking on a Mac? I'm a PC. What was it officially called? Oh, get a Mac, get a Mac. Yeah. Interestingly, just in the last two years, Apple has brought back John hodgman and Intel has brought back Justin Long, long, yeah. I knew I knew Justin wasn't going to speak to me for that episode because he had moved over to become a PC. And John's always been hesitant to piss off Apple, so we actually, we used audio from camp from Doug quink was campaign podcast from 5 years ago, where John and Justin did sit down with him. So that's how we got around that, which was kind of fun. But yeah, no, well, I would encourage everyone. Check out tagline is such a great show. You really can not find a host with a more encyclopedic knowledge and just a bigger heart for advertising and for creativity than Tim. And yeah, just I don't know. I sit here and talk for like 45 minutes about how appreciative I am of you. But it's not like either of us is dying. We'll still be around. I will still be. I will still come calling in my new life as a nonprofit founder. But big thanks for everything you've done to get this podcast off the ground and to be such a big role in my life and many other lives Tim. Absolutely, man. Likewise, I don't know if we have time to. I'd love to hear a little bit about creative ladder if you have time to go into it. Oh yeah, yeah. I'd love to hear your sort of vision for what you think it could be. Yeah, thank you. It's so creative ladder is there's three of us cofounding it. Deanna Dorsey Calloway, who runs her own fashion line called district of clothing, just a spectacular person and really I would not have cofounded this.

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"griner" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

05:53 min | Last month

"griner" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"If you're trying to recover faster after a long day on your feet and you still like to be active, I'm gonna tell you about who folks. That's and it's unique U foam technology because as soon as my foot hit the proprietary foam that is included on every pair of U fo, I actually understood what they mean when they say feel the oh. It is all backed by science, by the way. They absorb 37% more impact than other foam and combined with the patented footbed. You can't help but feel the difference. Reduces stress and pressure on my feet and ankles and knees and hips and lower back. And when I step into them, it is like shockingly pillowy and bouncy and comfortable. So give them a try atos dot com that is dot com and experience the oh promise. A risk free 30 day trial that includes free shipping and free returns. Your recovery will love you for it. So TJ it's worth pointing out that this is the third time we have talked in covering this story. We last talked in late May when grinders official designation had been changed to wrongfully detained as we discussed. And that was crucial because for those unfamiliar, the U.S. strategy had gone from let's keep this case under the radar to let us now make sure that everybody in the world knows that Brittany griner does not deserve to be imprisoned. And the result of this one of them was that Brittany griner wife Shirley greiner, she began speaking to the media and began providing her own account of Britney's initial detainment. How did sherrell describe what had happened? Confusing dizzying even suddenly getting texts from Brittany saying, you know, they've got me I'm in this room. She started texting me around 2 a.m. that morning. Babe, babe, babe, wake up. They have me in this room, I don't know what's going on. And so I instantly text back who are they and what room. And she's like, the customs people they just grabbed me when I was going through, and they had me in this room. That exchange ended with Shirley saying, call when you can. She sent me a message and said they're rather take my phone. Don't text anymore. So I'm like, just call me when you can. You know? And so that was it. And now we're more than a 140 days. Passed it. They still have not been able to speak. A 141 days today, TJ of waiting for that phone call. And in the meantime, what has sherrell griner had to say about the response from the U.S. government thus far? She's been through it clearly. I mean, there are times where she's expressed real frustration with The White House, feeling like she wasn't getting the response that she needed. And then it really had a boil in late June when there was a supposed to be a phone call set up. She was going to call this office in Russia where Brittany was supposed to be so they could finally speak by phone and it didn't happen. The government ended up admitting that they forgot to staff the office. I have not physically talked to her. I had the chance, we finally got in a phone call approved and unfortunately our government, you know, made a mistake. And our answer in her phone calls. And so I haven't been able to talk to her yet. And afterwards, sherrell griner went off and said, you know, if they can't make a phone call happen, how can I trust them to bring her home? I will not be quiet anymore. I will find that balance of, you know, harm versus help and pushing our government to do everything that's possible because being quiet, they are not moving. They are not doing anything. And so my wife is struggling and we have to help her. The whole time, they were still trying to connect to not only with Britney, but with The White House. They were very clear that they wanted to get face to face with the president and vice president, thinking that's the best way to make the case. It finally got to a point where her best outlet or best path to The White House was just as speak out on television when she had the opportunity. I know that you want to speak with President Biden. Absolutely. I just keep hearing that he has the power. She's a political punch. So if they're holding her because they want you to do something, then I want you to do it. On the 4th of July TJ on Independence Day and all of the implications that that chosen date involves, Britney griner took a bold step, what did she do? She wrote a letter that was brought from, I believe, her lawyers sent to her representatives and then delivered to The White House, a handwritten letter, pleading directly to President Biden saying, don't forget me and the other detainees. It reads in part, as I sit here in a Russian prison, alone with my thoughts and without the protection of my wife, family, Friends, Olympic Jersey, or any accomplishments, I'm terrified. I might be here forever. She added, I realize you're dealing with so much talking to the president. But please don't forget about me and the other American detainees. Please do all you can to bring us home. Her language was also very deliberate. You know, keep in mind anything that she writes that she gets or that she sends from there. Everybody knows Russia's reading every single word of it. There was nothing she was going to send from there that

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"griner" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

07:37 min | Last month

"griner" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"This is ESPN daily. So TJ Brittany griner pleaded guilty in Russian court yesterday. Months after she had been arrested back in February at an airport outside of Moscow for bringing small amounts of hashish oil in a vape cartridge into the country. And she had been trying to enter the country because she plays basketball in Russia in the Phoenix mercury off season. Like lots of WNBA stars do. So what do we know about what actually happened in court yesterday? She was speaking in English with an interpreter said to the judge, you know, I'm pleading guilty. I did not intend to break Russian law. What she said was that she was packing too quickly at home and that she didn't mean to put these cartridges in her bag. Look, that's pretty plausible. It may well have happened. People have done that. But you really have to be careful about looking at this the way you would in American case. She knows, and her lawyers know that it's not just a matter of pleading guilty. It's letting Russia say fakes by saying, hey, you got me. And now Russia can say to a domestic and international audience, see, we told you this was legitimate. So was this guilty plea expected? There was a recognition over the last few weeks that she was going to be found guilty no matter what. Maybe they got the goods on her, maybe they don't. It really didn't matter. There was a recognition from anyone outside of Russia, basically, that this was theater. And I believe we've described it as kabuki on this very podcast. The real issue is the negotiation between the two countries about possibly trading her for somebody else. So the people I spoke to in the last couple of weeks said, it was looking more likely that she would plead guilty, knowing that one, it's a foregone conclusion, right? In Russia, you can't really put up a defense. Even if you're a Russian citizen who's has a really good defense case, the system is stacked so heavily against you. It's ridiculous. More than 99% of cases end in convictions. The lawyers I spoke to said, if a defense attorney finds a sculpture evidence during investigation, the prosecutor doesn't have to add it to the case file. And then if you try to raise it in court, the judge can say, well, it's not in the case file, so I'm not going to listen to it. That's what they were up against in the best of circumstances. But they knew this was about a trade. The second they're open to a deal, it's no longer jurisprudence. It's a negotiation. She is effectively a hostage. So the thought was if she's going to get traded home, Russia will require at some point an admission of guilt. Why not get it over with? Say what you need to get the best sentence that you possibly can and hope that this somehow pushes the negotiations along. So the plea that was entered, the guilty plea. I know that on the record in Russia, it goes down as yes. I am responsible for the cartridges. But in terms of what Brittany greiner's team, her camp herself, what she wants to convey about the truth of the matter, is there can you describe the distinction between the plea and what they're trying to communicate? That's where it gets really tricky. The things they were worried about one, how is the State Department going to react? Does it make it tougher for them to swing a deal? And does an admission do anything to affect your status as somebody who is officially wrongfully detained? Right. So secretary Anthony blinken put that to rest very quickly yesterday after the guilty pleas saying we are working hard to get her and other wrongfully detained Americans out of Russia. The very clear signal from state, it doesn't matter what she pleaded. And people I talked to were familiar with the negotiations said there's a recognition that, hey, you got to do what you got to do to get out of there. And if that's what you need to say, fine, say it. So does it complicate it for them, that's the risk. And then you've got a lot of people back in the states who may not have been particularly big Brittany grinder fans to begin with. Certainly any time I tweet something, they like to come out to play and if you were inclined to not like her and not believe in the first place, then here's your proof, QED. She did it. She admitted it. There is going to be some explanation when she gets home. Maybe she gets home and says, hey, look, I said what I needed to wasn't true, or maybe she says, yeah, I screwed up. It was an accident. It doesn't really change the negotiations, though. At the end of the day, Russia wants somebody back. And the U.S. wants to get her back. Everyone expects a trade. So as everybody is sort of operating on different levels of transparency here, TJ, just remind us what the sentence that Brittany griner is facing might involve. Well, it's up to ten years in a penal colony. It's not a light sentence. And they'd like to throw around heavy sentences. You know, American Paul Whelan, who's there. Now that he's there on an espionage conviction, which the U.S. says is wrong. But he got a 16 year sentence. You can argue whether or not it's to the letter of Russian law, but the point is that it's all transactional. Anybody who's there is a chit to be traded away. And to me, that's a mistake that a lot of American media continue to make is to frame it as what happens within the courtroom is its own legitimate proceeding. I see it like you're at a basketball game and you can describe what's happening on the court. But if there's a fire in the grandstand, well, that's the bigger story. It's what's happening. Yes, there is something happening on the court in the court in this case. But it's a sideshow to a larger issue that's going on. Yes, that is the game within the game. But just in terms of the bureaucracy, the next step on this timeline in terms of court, what does happen next? What's coming up? In terms of what happens in court, the bummer for her is that on top of having a guilty plea now, it doesn't really shorten the trial. The way it works in Russia, they still read the entire case file into the record. So what does that mean, TJ, for people unfamiliar with what reading a full case file into the record means anywhere? Let's say you or I got busted in the United States. There's going to be files and files of investigative material. They're going to be witness interviews. Forensic reports, the incident report from the officer reports from the detective who did any follow-up. Usually in an American court, that is simply filed with the court, and it's all part of the record. Everyone just kind of agrees to it. And then when you show up in court for a trial, whatever the plea is, it's all part of the record. Russia doesn't work that way. Their system is the judge simply reads the case file into the record. All those files that they have on you and me, everybody has to sit and listen to them, read that in court. Wow. Judge takes a sweet time. This is probably why there's no Russian court TV out there to watch. It's about as dry a procedure as you can. And there are no fireworks. The defense, I'm told can raise objections, but rarely does, and when they do, they know they're going to be overruled. It

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"griner" Discussed on Skimm This

Skimm This

04:37 min | Last month

"griner" Discussed on Skimm This

"Let's start with some headlines from the week's news and give you some context on why they matter. First up it is clearly now the will of the parliamentary Conservative Party that there should be a new leader of that party and therefore a new prime minister. That's Boris Johnson, the prime minister of the United Kingdom, officially hanging up his hat earlier today. So what caused his Brexit? The UK prime minister has been experiencing scandal after scandal in recent months. The list includes everything from party gate, where he and his employees were caught partying and breaking COVID protocols to corruption allegations to the latest scandal. Where Johnson acknowledged that despite knowing about sexual misconduct allegations against a fellow Conservative Party member, Johnson appointed him to a senior position anyways. And earlier this week, over 50 officials aids in cabinet members quit. Saying they could no longer work under Johnson's leadership. That great resignation may have been the straw that broke the camel's back, because today Johnson announced he'd be stepping down from the role he's held for the last three years. And some analysts say it's a fitting end to a controversial legacy. Johnson was once known for advocating for and navigating the country through Brexit, and now his legacy will be tainted with these more recent personal scandals. So what's next for our Friends across the pond? Well, Johnson isn't done yet. He announced he'll stay in office until the Conservative Party chooses his successor. There are a handful of names that have been thrown in the ring so far. And next week, the government will announce a timeline for choosing the new p.m.. Okay, next headline. On Thursday, the detained WNBA star Brittany griner pleaded guilty to drug charges in Russian court. As a reminder, she's been detained in Russia since February. After officials there claimed she had cannabis oil in her luggage and accused her of smuggling a narcotic substance. In her guilty plea, griner said she had no intention of breaking the law, and that this was an accident. Grinder's detention, coincided with Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and it could last for months for the entire duration of her trial. And the spotlight is continuing to grow on her case. Earlier this week, she sent a handwritten letter to president Joe Biden. Urging him to take action on her detainment. In the letter she wrote, I'm terrified I might be here forever. And ask the president not to forget about her and the other American detainees. In response, the president gave grinder's wife sharelle a call. To reassure her that he's working on bringing grindr home. The U.S. government considers griner to be wrongfully detained, and in a new statement this week, The White House said Biden has ordered his security team to keep regular contact with both Brittany and Shirley griner. So how has Russia responded so far? The Kremlin has considered doing a prisoner swap, hinting that in exchange for grinder's release, they want Victor boot, a notorious Russian arms dealer to be released from U.S. prison. So far, the State Department has declined to comment on the possibility of a swap. As U.S. officials figure out their next move to bring griner home, calls are mounting in a public campaign to get her out ASAP. Biden has been pressured by the WNBA and more than a thousand black women leaders across various industries, who signed a letter stating that greiner's detention is an ongoing human rights crisis. Especially considering she's a gay woman, being held in a country with some of the strictest anti LGBTQ+ laws on the books. In comments to the media,

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"griner" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

04:02 min | 3 months ago

"griner" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"But she is being wrongfully detained according to the U.S. government, TJ, and that declaration. I mean, it comes as there was supposed to be a hearing scheduled for this week. That's why we booked you for this week, but even that schedule, speaking of the unpredictability of all of this, that's already been blown up. I mean, it really goes and I spoke to people at the State Department about it. And they said, this is how the game is played. They move the hearing up because they have to go along with the idea that this is all legitimate. Russia has to make it look like this is a real process. One is because you're trying to show, you know, claim some sort of legitimacy. But it also that's where they're leverage comes from in a negotiation. No, no, no, this is all very serious legal stuff. We're really prosecuting her and following Russian criminal law. The upshot of it is that Brittany griner is now being detained for an extra 30 days here, right? She had been requesting a transfer to house arrest that got denied by the courts in this hearing that got moved up to last week as we expected it for this week, but you had mentioned a phrase that I want to get more clarity on here, which is, you know, this is how the game is played. So just explain for us here, what is the game? Right. The understanding under any nation with due process is if it's a legitimate prosecution, a hearing dataset, you prepare, you've got two sides and an adversarial relationship that argue this before a judge who supposedly is neutral and following the law. With Russia, you speak to anybody and yet, yes, all these things exist on paper there. But.

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"griner" Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

07:31 min | 3 months ago

"griner" Discussed on Today, Explained

"Hey folks, it's preet bharara. The former U.S. attorney for the southern district of New York. I led that office for over 7 years until I was fired by former president Trump, 5 years ago. Now I host a podcast called stay tuned with preet from cafe and the vox media podcast network. Every Thursday I have long form conversations with the newsmakers, shaping our current moment. And the thinkers who help make sense of it. Politicians, journalists, academics, and activists. People like Adam Schiff, Anita hill, masha gessen, and Daniel kahneman. As a former prosecutor, I focus on questions of justice. That means I dive deep into the war in Ukraine, the threat of climate change, the future of technology. And of course, the legal and political battles that are defining our time, like the investigations into former president Trump, and the fights were voting and reproductive rights. I hope you'll consider listening and subscribing. Just search, stay tuned with pre wherever you get your podcasts. Find slimer for the dark and that's what the sellout crowd is waiting for. They explained we're back with ESPN investigative journalist TJ Quinn and TJ, you've spent the past two months following this Britney grinder's story, but you just mentioned the Trevor Reed story, former U.S. Marine Trevor Reed is back in Texas tonight after his surprise release from a Russian prison camp, part of a secretive high level prisoner swap. Tell us why that story is so important to Britney story. Trevor Reed is crucial to her story. He was former U.S. Marine who had actually worked in president Obama's detail in The White House, his family said that he was over there learning Russian and visiting his girlfriend. And Reed was arrested after a drunken night when officials say that he hit a cop. And Paul Whelan was accused of espionage. Whelan now asking his brother, why was I left behind? Why hasn't more been done to secure my release? Whelan is a corporate security director for a company out of Michigan that does business in Russia. And the U.S. government followed pretty much a similar path of just watching what happened with their cases, not really reacting. They got through their trial, independent observers watched this and determined this is ludicrous. These charges are ridiculous. And so at that point, once they were convicted, the U.S. government started saying they're both wrongfully detained. Trevor Reed started to get sick. He his parents believe that he contracted tuberculosis over there and it was untreated. He looked horrible. He looked like he could hardly walk. He looked like he'd been walking shackled. In fact, when we both saw that video this morning first time we started crying. And you saw a real split in strategy. Paul Whelan's family has been fairly low key about it, but Trevor Reid's parents, both of their own volition and through advice they got were really pushing hard saying we need attention on him, our son is over there may be dying in a Russian prison with his terrible care, finally just last week, a deal was cut where he was sent home in exchange for a Russian pilot who had been convicted in this country of trafficking, pretty much a straight trade. And there was immediate reaction of why can't you get all of them out? What about Paul Whelan? His family was very upset. And the number of people I've spoken to at the State Department said, look, here's what's different about Trevor Reid's case. One, his health. There was an emergency. They had to get him out. But they also really kind of flinched at the idea that it was the public campaign of the reeds that got him out. The people you talk to in states say, hey, look, we've got as much motivation as anybody. Maybe not their families, but we have all the motivation we need to get them out of there. Just personally, politically, ethically. The president is focused on that. And we would say to him, we are going to continue to do everything possible to bring you home. And there's frustration from them that there's not more public trust in what they do. And that is the real conundrum for a lot of these families and for the State Department and I've talked to people around Brittany griner about this. Essentially what they're doing is asking an unbelievably skeptical public to accept that institutions are operating the way they should and the people who run them are acting competently and in good faith. We are just not built to think that anymore, not in this culture in society. So, you know, the people around Brittany that I talked to kept saying, look, no, we have faith in the people who are doing this. We think that they're really doing their best. But they also started to get impatient. And once Trevor Reid came home, that was a big deal to people around Brittany griner because they recognized okay, maybe Britney's case is different, but it means that there is an open channel. You've got two hostile governments that aren't quite at war with each other, but the U.S. is certainly supporting Ukraine. And just the fact that they were able to strike a deal for him gave them a bit of optimism. They didn't have before. You know, hearing Trevor Reid's story and hearing that Russia got something out of detaining him. They got a trade with the United States, a one for one trade. It does sort of make me think again that Brittany griner could be detained, not just because she had some hash oil on her. If she did, but because she is great leverage for Russia against the United States, if they want to trade her for another detained Russian, the reality is it doesn't matter if she did it or not, frankly. You know, if she did, fine, you know, they can still trade for. If she didn't, well, it doesn't matter in the Russian judicial system because if they say she did, she did. The U.S. government says there's absolutely no proof that Paul Whelan committed espionage over there, but the Russians said he did and they convicted him and they've got him in jail. So what's the difference with Brittany griner, what changed at this point was there was some indication that the U.S. government got that there is a deal to be made. And once that happens, it really doesn't matter whether she actually did what they accused her of. And even if she did go over there with vape cartridges and violate Russian law, they still want to try to get her out. So it becomes all about a negotiation. And the sign that was really promising to Brittany griner supporters was it wasn't just that the U.S. government reclassified her as being wrongfully detained. It's that former U.S. ambassador Bill Richardson, who is worked for years with his organization privately to negotiate for hostages around the world. They got involved. I think this is a good sign. The Russians actually made this deal right now. Maybe they're sending a signal. Maybe they're ready to talk. I'm not sure. I don't think so. But I think it's good news for Britney and for Paul Whelan. And I'm going to do everything I can to get them out. They were deeply involved in Trevor Reed's case. They're allowed to do things that the U.S. government is not. The government is restrained by U.S. law about what kind of negotiations they can have, who they can talk to, involving third parties and some sort of trade. Bill Richardson is a private citizen.

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"griner" Discussed on Today, Explained

Today, Explained

05:49 min | 3 months ago

"griner" Discussed on Today, Explained

"There, that it's time to start moving. So mom's the word when everyone finds out, but now here we are almost 80 days later. Do we know what Britney's experience has been? Has she been able to speak out about this publicly? She hasn't at all. The only connection to her has been her representatives to her lawyers. U.S. consular officials were able to visit her back in March and reported that she was okay. What I'm hearing from people around her is that she's good considering. I mean, she's in jail in a foreign country. She doesn't speak the language, supposedly there are people around her who do speak English. She has reading material, the other reports that it was tough to find a bed to fitter, which would make sense. She is 6 foot 9. And that she's doing okay considering. But there's no way to independently verify that. It's tough. BG is us. We are BG, you know, that could have been us. We're really most concerned about her health and safety, especially her mental health. We want her home. Just imagine showing up for the start of a season and the biggest player in the game is not there. You can't just pretend all of a sudden that Babe Ruth or Michael Jordan or somebody just isn't there. And it's been tough for players who wanted to speak out more, but now they know that they have some freedom to start doing that. I think about her every day. And I can't wait till she gets back here with us. And he saw some incremental increase in how much they were talking about her. At the WNBA draft a few weeks ago. She continues to have our full support. First statement out of the commissioner's mouth was about Brittany griner. And certainly we're trying everything we can every angle working through with her legal representation, her agent, elected leaders, the administration, just everybody in our ecosystem to try and find ways to get her home safely and quickly as we can. And then just last week, there was a discussion about putting a decal on the floor of games. The WNBA is honoring grinder with floor decals of her initials, BG, and the number 42 in all of its arenas. And these are all deliberate, it's all strategic to slowly start to ramp up the amount of tension that her case is getting. And the U.S. government is now talking about her too. Well, that was the big change. It's a U.S. government will now negotiate more aggressively to win Britney greiner's release and will not wait for the Russian legal system to play out here. The people around her were just sort of waiting for permission or a sign that now it's time to really start speaking out. A State Department spokesperson saying in a statement they have now determined that the Russian Federation has wrongfully detained griner and that a special presidential envoy for hostage affairs will lead the interagency team for securing her release. When you talk about protests, you got to think about, well, who is it that you're actually protesting? Are you trying to create public pressure against Vladimir Putin? Because that's probably not going to work. This is somebody who launched an invasion united much of the world against him has been hit with the biggest sanctions and geopolitical history. And that didn't change him. So it seems unlikely that a hashtag is going to influence what he does. The real pressure that they want to create is with the U.S. government to try to force The White House and the State Department to make her a priority to cut a deal and get her home. And.

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"griner" Discussed on The Lead

The Lead

07:49 min | 3 months ago

"griner" Discussed on The Lead

"Geopolitical negotiations. I met him once in the Clinton administration when he first came in. I don't think he has the edge, but he's clearly been very unhelpful to the United States. He very crafty guy. He hasn't played it straight, but he's, you know, he's somebody that he's a big player here. And when I asked Tom firestone about those two guys, you know, he made it clear that they wouldn't have gotten to where they are today if they were not exceptionally good at what they do. They're obviously both well respected. I mean, karstens would not have been appointed to that position. Unless there was great confidence in him and his ability to resolve these highly sensitive matters. Of karstens is obviously involved in the Reed case and successfully got mister readout. Richardson's has been involved in a number of these situations, you know, readers out. So I think that speaks well for both of them. There will, of course, be other people involved as well, but overall it looks like this very high powered team will not be giving Britney grinder's case a lot of attention. And so overall, this feels like a very positive development. It definitely seems like it, as Tom firestone pointed out, the U.S. government probably wouldn't have made this change in approach or announced a publicly if they didn't have some degree of confidence that they'll be able to get Brittany grinder out. When they make this statement, they are basically raising the profile of the case. They're drawing public attention to it. So it puts more pressure on them, self created pressure to do something to get her out. So it will hopefully succeed. And, you know, considering where things stand with U.S. Russian relations at the moment with all the sanctions over the war in Ukraine with talk about nuclear war, the fact that the two sides seem willing to talk and to negotiate at all is definitely a positive sign for Brittany griner as well. I had previously been very pessimistic about the ability of the U.S. government to do anything given the current political situation. But look, the result in the Reed case speaks for itself. He is now a free man a month ago. He was not. So I think that that's encouraging that they are getting behind this case in this way. Wanders, thanks for digging into this and breaking it all down for us. My pleasure tip. Coming up, what to watch for when Brittany griner team, the Phoenix mercury, and other teams around the WNBA, begin the season this weekend. We get support from whoop, the world's most powerful personalized digital fitness and health coach. 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If you want your music on demand and ad free, you have to try Amazon music unlimited, where you can listen to any song anywhere, offline with unlimited skips. For a limited time, new customers can try Amazon music unlimited free for 30 days. Just go to Amazon.com slash wondery. That's Amazon.com slash wondery to try Amazon music unlimited free for 30 days. Amazon.com slash wondery. Renews automatically cancel anytime. Terms apply. Sabrina merchant welcome to the lead. Thanks so much for having me. Thanks for being here. So Sabrina, we spent the first half of this episode discussing Brittany griner situation in Russia and the hope that she may return to the U.S. sooner than later. But now we wanted to shift our focus back onto the court. And the storylines to keep an eye on during the WNBA season, which is about to begin. So let's start with grinder's team. The Phoenix mercury. What is the forecast for this team without Brittany griner in the lineup? The thing with the mercury is there's so top heavy that the regular season is just perennially a slog for Phoenix because they invest so much of their cap into superstars that it's hard to have the depth to fill out for a full regular season. And I think we saw that last year too when they finished 5th and then made the run to the WNBA finals. So with or without grinder, I wouldn't expect this team to have a ton of regular season success. I'm a little concerned just defensively, you know, Britney's a huge force in the middle and deters a lot of shots. So as far as the mercury concerned, I think they're going to be like super high powered offensively. You know, any time you can combine scholarly and smith's tarazi and Dina Charles, that's a lot of scoring power, but I do worry a little bit about their defense. I think on the whole it's gonna be like a slightly average above average team during the regular season not to say that that can't change during the playoffs, obviously, but I wouldn't expect them to be lighting the doors on fire, you know, during the 36 games to start the era. This is Diana chassis's 18th season. And I mean, 18 seasons is insane to me. So what can we expect from her? I think we're going to see some load management from Diana tarazi, like I wouldn't expect her to play more than 28 games, you know, just to be conservative in terms of preparing for the playoffs and then also because this is a shorter regular season given the fact that the WWE has to finish in time for the World Cup, which is happening in September. So I don't think this is like an all WNBA season that we should be expecting from Diana Ross. I think she'll look really great sometimes and then some nights it'll look like she's in her 18th WBC's and then four years old and probably unable to summon it all the time. But I'm just excited to watch her play because when she's going, there's literally nobody in the link that's more fun to watch than to try. Definitely. Now you mentioned this a little bit before, but Phoenix just missed claiming their fourth WNBA championship last year losing to the Chicago sky in the finals. So let's now talk about last year's champion. The sky are led by hometown hero Candace Parker, and this is a team that seemed to come out of nowhere to win that title. So do they have what it takes to repeat? Well, nobody in the WNBA has repeated in 20 years. The last team to do it was the Los Angeles sparks in 2001 and 2002. And even though I think Chicago has probably the most talented team in the WNBA this year or at least among the top one or two most talented teams, it's just hard to bet on that repeats through ending just because there's so many factors that go into whether a team is going to be peaking at the right time and Chicago, like you mentioned, you know, they finished the regular season 16 and 16 last year and then just played their best.

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"griner" Discussed on The Lead

The Lead

07:42 min | 3 months ago

"griner" Discussed on The Lead

"This is an unimaginable situation for BG to be in. We know she's safe. But we want to get her home. That's WNBA commissioner Cathy engelbert talking about American basketball star Brittany griner a few weeks ago. Griner has now been in the custody of Russian authorities for more than two months. But after some big developments this week, including the release of another American prisoner, there's new reason to be hopeful. We hope that our story can offer them some hope and we also want to let them know that we're not going to stop fighting for their loved ones to be returned as well. Plus, with the WNBA season set to tip off this week, we look ahead at the teams and storylines to follow. From wondering, I'm Tiffany ashinsky. It's Wednesday, may 4th, and this is the lead. Co host Anders kelto, you're back in the report cherry again today. That's right, if the water is warm here, on the other side of the desk. So I figured I'd just stay in it for another week and do a little more reporting. But this time it's obviously on a much more serious topic. Right. Well, on that note, we're here today to talk about American basketball star Brittany griner, who, as we mentioned in the intro, has been in Russian custody for more than two months now. And there have been some big developments in her case that I want to get to. But first, can you just remind us how we got to this present moment? Yeah, so this all started back on March 5th. We are closely monitoring the situation of Brittany griner, the WNBA star who's been detained rather in Russia on drug charges. That's when we first learned through a press release from Russian state media that an American woman had been detained at a Russian airport, the state media also released security footage of that woman at a baggage checkpoint, and it was pretty clear that this was Brittany griner. You know, she's hard to mistake at 6 foot 9 and with dreadlocks. After scanning her bag, the officers noticed vapes and they say they found cartridges containing liquid hash oil or cannabis oil, which is a narcotic substance, and they go on to say a criminal case was initiated against this citizen. That same day her wife sherrell posted on Instagram essentially confirming that Britney was, in fact, still in Russia and asking for privacy. And it turns out griner had actually been detained about two weeks before that Russian press release came out. So by the time any of us learned what was happening with her, you know, she'd already been in Russian custody for quite a while. The press release claimed that she had cartridges of cannabis oil. What do we know about the potential punishment for something like that in Russia? Yeah, so Russia is known for having particularly harsh drug laws, one expert I spoke with said that the amount that she is alleged to have possessed is considered significant, which is sort of an in between category. Not the lowest, not the highest, but it can carry a sentence of 5 to ten years in prison in Russia. So yeah, if this case were to proceed within the Russian courts, it could potentially lead to a very serious sentence. And since the news about Britney grinder's detainment came out, what in your view has been the public reaction? What has the conversation around her been like? So from my perspective, the reaction has been this strange combination of people talking about her case and not talking about it. So for example, we saw some politicians come forward pretty quickly to champion her cause, including congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, who represents grinder's home city of Houston. At this time, to really stop harassing U.S. citizens for more importantly to release those that are there, please. Allow just wanted to safely leave Hillary Clinton tweeted free Britney at one point. We also heard from grinder's old high school basketball coach, a woman named Debbie Jackson, who spoke with a local news station about the situation and questioned the validity of the charges. Did Britney do this? Or is she a political pond? Was it planted? Because that just didn't make any sense to me at all. But we really weren't hearing anything from Brittany greiner's family from the WNBA or from the government early on. And honestly, we weren't hearing that much about her in the media either. I mean, her story was definitely getting coverage, but it wasn't the kind of coverage that you might expect for an athlete of her status, right? She's a two time Olympic gold medalist, a 7 time WNBA all star. And so a lot of the conversation early on shifted to, well, why aren't we talking about Brittany griner? Does it have to do with the fact that she's a woman or the fact that she's a black openly gay woman? And I mean, that's an understandable line of thinking, right? Just do the mental exercise here. What if LeBron James or Kevin Durant had been detained and was being held in a Russian detainment facility? It's hard to believe that wouldn't have turned into a media frenzy. But here's the thing. The lack of public attention is exactly what her family and those working on her behalf wanted early on. You know, there's a reason we first learned about her detainment from a Russian state media press release and not from her family. WNBA commissioner Cathy engelbert later confirmed that the strategy early on was to quote say less and push more privately behind the scenes. And the idea of keeping things as low profile as possible, that was because they felt more attention could actually hurt her cause or jeopardize her safety. Exactly. Her team was working to find a solution before her detainment became public. You know, maybe hoping the Russian government didn't yet realize who she was. But even if they did know who she was, more media attention, could complicate efforts to have her release, or at least that was the thinking, you know, if there was nonstop media coverage and people out in the streets demanding her release, that might make the Russian government feel like they have more leverage or political capital in negotiations, right? And going back to this idea of a relative media silence, I also know from conversations with some other journalists that some media outlets were following a no Britney grinder coverage approach. Out of respect to her and her safety. Yeah, I remember we had this exact discussion a few weeks ago in a staff meeting. Right, but as you know, if there's now been a shift in the approach of Brittany greiner's team, one sign of that happened about three weeks ago when the president of the WNBA players union went on Good Morning America to talk about Brittany grinder's detainment. Can you just give us a sense of the mood amongst your fellow WNBA players about the detainment? Sure no, thank you so much for having me and as you, as you mentioned, you know, it's tough. BG is us. We are BG, you know, that could have been us. This wasn't a plea to go in the streets and protests or anything like that. More used it as an opportunity to talk about how much WNBA players get paid and why they go to places like Russia to play basketball in the first place. But there was definitely a shift in her tone and her messaging. Given the nature of Britney situation, when it happened, it was very important for us to be intentional about doing the best thing to ensure that we don't compromise her coming home. And so a lot of that had to do with educating ourselves about the, you know, the details of what was going on as much as we could know. And around that same time, we also heard WNBA commissioner Cathy engelbert.

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"griner" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

03:19 min | 5 months ago

"griner" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"These generations. And so what you're describing TJ to be blunt again here is another paradox. This is a progressive cause in theory, women's sports being funded dramatically by people who are complicit in an autocratic regime. Yeah, progressive in this case is in the eye of the beholder. The oligarchs who run these teams and pay these salaries. I don't think they're in it for the cause. The economics of it are such that both in terms of money and in terms of social capital that they place great value in these teams they own and the success of those teams and they're willing to pay a ton of money to do it. And what those athletes now are going to have to confront is the same question that the English Premier League and the NBA have to confront right now. You know, you had a Russian oligarch, Mikhail prakaram, who owned the nets until a couple of years ago. And it's a huge fight in the UK right now with the Brahma vich being forced to sell Chelsea, one of the, you know, one of the great franchises in that country's history is in utter chaos because of it. And people know where oligarchs get their money. These are, you know, these are not stupid people running these organizations. They could Google and figure out how all the guards get rich and who supports them. But they were willing to live with it because the money was so good. And that falls on the athletes too is if you're taking the check and you like the money and you like the attention and maybe there's good reason socially to do it. But this is who you're getting into business with. Well, TJ, I do wonder now if we are at a turning point, a real one because of the invasion of Ukraine because of the reckoning out in the cold light of day that you're describing that maybe this isn't a side job that people are going to eagerly sign up for despite the benefits financial and lifestyle that you've described. Like where are the WNBA players besides Brittany griner now? Where are they geographically at this point who usually play in Russia? Well, a lot of them are home. Others are going to be looking at teams in Italy and Israel and turkey. Look, with all those countries, there are hot button geopolitical issues without a doubt. And if anybody, I don't care what sport it is, men's women's U.S. UK, Russia, the way some owners make their money. People are going to have.

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"griner" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

03:19 min | 5 months ago

"griner" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"Need to trust the institutions who are working here. And the year 2022, that ain't easy. Trust The White House, trust the WNBA, trust the NBA. You know, we are not in a place in our culture where people are prepared to do that. No matter who's telling us. You've got members of Congress out of Texas. You've got Sheila Jackson Lee and Colin allred, who are both democratic congresspersons in Texas. They are out there trying to raise the alarm. At the same time, you've got the United States Secretary of State, Anthony blinken, who, when he was asked about it specifically, did not use Brittany grinder's name. With regard to the individual you mentioned, there's only so much I can say given privacy considerations at this point. Let me just say more generally whenever an American is detained anywhere in the world, we of course stand ready to provide every possible assistance. And that includes in Russia. And that seemed pretty obviously deliberate that he knows if someone of his stature says it all of a sudden that's something somebody can, you know, that can go viral in Russia. We have an embassy team that's working on the cases of other Americans who are detained in Russia. We're doing everything we can to see to it that their rights are a problem respected. I've asked the people around Brittany, is she safe? And when I asked that question, you know, what I was told was, well, we feel there's a commitment to ensuring her safety. And it's very deliberately vague statement. But what I'm told is that they are comfortable with the engagement of The White House and the State Department and that they are not comfortable with what they're hearing from members of Congress. And so Britney greiner's wife, you know, the person closest to her, what has she said publicly if anything? Not much, she had an Instagram post a couple days after that story broke in the times and just said it was tough, but since then, she hasn't, she hasn't said anything publicly. So people close to grinder, tell me that on just this past Friday, there was a meeting with people from the WNBA from the union, Brittany grinders representatives and her wife and trying to get that message across that there is a strategy in play and that they feel it's the best one. That's the paradox. How do you spread the word that you got to be careful about spreading the word? Yeah, TJ, the question of how do you talk about a story that's worth talking about while the people involved in the story desperately don't want you to talk about it so that the story can finally actually be resolved, raises another question, which is how is it that Brittany griner and women's basketball in general.

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"griner" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

03:28 min | 5 months ago

"griner" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"And so the charges that she faces now, TJ, what are they and what do they suggest about how Russia punishes narcotics? She is charged with illegally trying to get illegal narcotics through a customs border. They took those cartridges to be tested, Russian officials say that they contained hashish oil, we don't have any independent confirmation of that, but that's what she's charged with. That has a potential sentence of 7 to ten years in Russia. They have drug laws that were similar to the ones in this country. Up until the start of the 21st century. There is a strong antidrug culture in Russia that is reminiscent of the 1980s here. And just to be clear here, TJ, we're saying hashish oil because the formal charges say that, I've seen other stories that use the term cannabis, hashish oil in any event is indeed a marijuana concentrate and regardless of the form here, the important thing really is just how strict Russia's policy is for anything. Marijuana related, right? Compared to the United States, that's a thing that Vladimir Putin often points to. It's something that Putin and his government have long said, we're intolerant of this, the decadent west with their liberalization and they've latched onto the word woke. That this is what it leads to. Your kids will be doing drugs. So it's not a minor cultural issue over there. If they determine that she has a significant amount, which the statute defines as more than 2.5 grams for those of us not raised in metric that is very little. Then she's facing ten to 20 years. Wow, DJ. I mean, ten to 20 years. In prison is on the table for Brittany griner. Yeah, I mean, those numbers are real. And in a normal situation, you would think if you trust due process, you would think, all right, how could she possibly end up with that? But that's the problem with Russia. They have a criminal justice system that works at a certain level. And there is due process, but there are other elements that mean if somebody suddenly decides they're going to make her an international example, then there is nothing the U.S. could government could do to stop it. TJ, so I saw this video that Russia's custom service had released that you alluded to. And one basic question about that, that's worth asking, is why was Brittany griner entering Russia as talk of war was heating up as everything that's going on in the world right now is unfolding. I would imagine that people may be assumed that she was leaving Russia to come back to the states, but no, it's the other way around. A couple of reasons. One, she plays there. And there's been a fair amount of attention to the fact that WNBA players, the best players in the world, the.

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"griner" Discussed on Hey Moms in Business

Hey Moms in Business

04:43 min | 2 years ago

"griner" Discussed on Hey Moms in Business

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